Mind Your Noggin
Clann are delighted to announce we have teamed up with Noggin Sport to promote Mental Health Awareness for our players and members. A limited edition Clann Noggin Bobble hat has been produced with proceeds going towards Mental Health Charities and Training. Hats will be available to purchase in the clubhouse on Sunday mornings. Alternatively, contact us directly via Facebook for more information.
Senior O'Rourke Cup
The Matrix Bathrooms/Kennedy's Service Station sponsored Senior Men got their league campaign under way with an away trip to Michael Glaveys. Clann started the quicker with Ultan Harney (2) and Ciaran Lennon kicking points before a fine team move finished off by Ciaran Lennon left Clann leading 1.03 to no score before Michael Glaveys hit back with 1.1. Four frees by David McManus and points from Emmet Kenny and Cian McManus left Clann leading at break 1.09 to 1.05.
Michael Glaveys got the better of early exchanges in second half hitting a early goal before Clann rallied with points from Cathal Shine (2) ,Cian McManus, Dylan Sumner and Darren Duff leaving Clann leading by 7 before Michael Glaveys hit there third goal of the game. Ciaran Lennon tagged on two more frees before Ultan Harney scored an excellent sideline kick.
Clann ran out winners 1.19 to 3.09. Next up for Clann is St. Brigids this Wednesday night in Kiltoom at 8pm
Team score D.Finneran S.Fallon S.Flynn R.Gavin J.Connaughton D.Pettit D.Connaughton U.Harney (0.4) D.Summner (0.1) E.Kenny (0.1) D.McManus (4fs) C.McManus (0.2) C.Callinan (0.1) C.Shine (0.1) C.Lennon (1.4 3f) Subs used J.Dunning C.O'Brien Damien Duff( 0.1) D.Egan S.Henry P.Harney
Clann na nGael 2-11; Padraig Pearses 1-10
Clann’s under-16 team had a hard-fought victory over our neighbours Pearses in Johnstown on Monday last. Exchanges were even all through with the Clann boys establishing a 4-point lead at the interval, a lead they maintained until the end, despite a late Pearses’ rally.
Pearses began well to lead by 0-4 to 0-1 after 10 minutes. Clann came back well with a series of points of their own, and a goal by Gary Mulvihill helped them to lead at the interval by 1-7 to 0-6.
Pearses started well again in the second half and an early goal and point levelled the scoreline. Once again Clann had a period of dominance and another Gary Mulvihill goal helped them to a 5 point lead. The home team then had to withstand a late Pearses’ onslaught before emerging victorious at the end.
Clann’s victory was built on a fine display by the defence, which dealt capably with a potent Pearses forward-line. Neil Hannon brought off some great saves in goal and his kickouts were long and accurate. Alan McManus and Thomas Lennon held the centre well, Shane Gavin and Ollie Hynes covered brilliantly in the corners, and Eoin Connaughton and Luke Gavin worked hard all through. After a slow start Jason Mulvey and Michael Harrington asserted themselves at midfield to give Clann a slight edge in this area. While Gary Mulvihill got the vital goals, he was ably assisted by all his forward colleagues. Substitutes Rory Colgan, Tomás O’Neill and Oisin O’Flaherty all played their parts in helping Clann to hold onto their lead in the closing quarter.
Team: N.Hannon; S. Gavin, A. McManus, O. Hynes; E. Connughton, T. Lennon, L. Gavin; M. Harrington, J. Mulvey; A. Milton, I. Harney, C. Ryan; K. Greasley, C. O’Reilly (capt.), G. Mulvihill.
Subs: T. O’Neill, R. Colgan, O. O’Flaherty.
Scorers: G. Mulvihill (2-0); I. Harney (0-4); C. O’Reilly and A. Milton (0-2 each); C. Ryan, J. Mulvey and T. Lennon (0-1 each).
Roscommon Minor Football League Div 1 2019
Clann na nGael 1-13 Strokestown 2-9
Clann minors had their third outing on Fri night last when they visited Strokestown to face the local team. This was a Clann team's first time to play in the well presented Strokestown pitch under their new lights.
The first half was a lively affair with both sides trying to recover from defeats in their previous round of games. Clann opened the scoring and led by 3 points before Strokestown opened their account. Both teams continued to swop scores until just before half time when Clann struck for a goal to lead at half time by 1-6 to 0-5.
Clann opened the second half well and for opening quarter of the half continued to dominate but did not always make their dominance count. This started to come back to haunt them in the final 10 minutes when they were outscored by the home side by 2-2 to 0-1. However this one point was vital in that period as in the end the visitors ran out winners by a single point on a scoreline of 1-13 to 2-9.
Both sides gave an honest account of themselves in what was an entertaining game for the small attendance gathered.
Clann worked hard for their victory but know that they will have to up their performance in the remaining games in the league.
Clann Panel: Declan Mc Manus, Joe Duignan, Jason Ryan, Dan Westman, Paddy Gavin, Michael Kelly, Cian Gavin, Ian Harney (0-2), Aaron Oyiki, Rian Carpenter (0-1), Dean Reynolds, Mark Gannon, Josh Lennon, (0-2), John Feeney, James Keane-Flanagan, Fionnan Henry (0-5), Alan Mulvey, Fearghus Lennon (0-2), Mark Naughton (1-1), Cian Fallon Mc Gowan, Shane Flannery, Damien Kelly, Joe Kelly, Thomas Lennon, Jesse Middleton, Alan Mc Manus, Micheal Mc Clean, Conor O Reilly, Sean Reynolds, Jamie Tymon, John Shine, Tom Shine & Michael Harrington.
Clann na nGael 5-16 Kilglass Gaels 4 -10
The Clann na nGael Sheraton Athlone Hotel senior ladies team advanced to the league final, following a flattering victory over a spirited Kilglass Gaels on Friday last.
The Clann girls played well at times but the visitors were not willing to lie down.
Eadaoin Lennon, Amy Quinn, Ide Grehan, Aine Connaughton, Meave Harney, Kimberley Finlass, Roise Lennon, Ruth Finlass, Caoimhe Lennon, Ciara Quinn, Sinead Farrell, Theresse Lennon, Megan Colohan, Daniele Greasly, Kayleigh Dunning, Orla o Neill, Mia Macken, Anna Golden.
Gaelic for Mother's & Others
Don't forget,Gaelic 4 Mothers & Others training will start back this thursday the 4th April at 8.30pm!
New members are always welcome, so come along for weekly exercise in a fun way while meeting other mother's and other's in the area.
No experience in Gaelic Football is required and we welcome all ages, sizes and abilities!
GAA Social Initiative Trip to the Aran Islands
The Clann GAA Social Initiative annual outing on Saturday June 8th to Aran Islands.
Coach leaves at 7am, light refreshments and bus tour of island followed by evening dinner on return journey.
Cost is €65pp with €10 concessions for those with valid travel pass.
If you're interested, please contact Kathleen Dixon 087 4122348 or Mary Connell 087 2951753
Clann Book - Archive Appeal
The club are looking to follow up from our 1984 book on the club's history with a new edition covering 1984 - 2018.
We call on club members to search through old newspapers, attics and folders to find any content - be it photographs, match reports, newspaper articles, match programmes, etc. and please let us know what you have. We are looking to collate as much information in the coming months so we don't miss any information in the new edition of the Clann Book in 2019.
If you have something of interest from the 80's, 90's or 00's to present, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact us via facebook.
The draw took place in Connaughtons on Sunday 31st March with a jackpot of €12,800.
The numbers drawn were 3, 8, 19, 22.
Congratulations to Micheal Dooner who has won the jackpot! Seller of the winning ticket was James Curley.
Match 3 wins €25:
Chris Monahan (James Curley), Micheal & Martina McHugh (PJ O'Brien), Karen Halligan (Brendan McLoughlin), Elaine Halligan (Brendan McLoughlin), Helen Bradley (Dermot Rock), Paul Sweeney (Hamrocks), Gerry Malone (Kitty Naughton), Seamus Kenny (Padraig O'Reilly), J. Gallaghan (Lennon's F&V).
A huge thank you to all our lotto sellers for your hard work promoting our club lotto over the past couple of months when the jackpot was high. This has made a big difference to the club funds. As a result of your work, week in, week out we have one of the most successful club lottos in the country.... keep up the great work!!
Next weekend's jackpot will be €2,000 and the draw will take place in Monahan's. Enter online at ClannGAA.ie/Lotto
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