Division 1 - Clann na nGael 2-5 0-05 Boyle
Clann under-16 boys travelled to Boyle on Tuesday evening last and returned to Johnstown with the points after a close-fought encounter. Conditions were very poor, with a strong wind and heavy showers making good football difficult, but both teams fought hard to overcome the weather and produce a good spectacle.
Clann played into the wind in the first half and were under pressure from a physically strong Boyle team. Goals by Gary Mulvihill and Conor O’Reilly on the break, however, helped the Clann boys to stay in touch, and they trailed by just a goal at the interval, 1-6 to 0-5. With the aid of the elements in the second half Clann took control and, while scores were slow to come, they eventually overhauled their opponents and went on to record a narrow two points victory. In this half a resolute defence managed to keep the opposition scoreless, while Clann’s own points came from Ian Harney, Alan McManus and Conor O’Reilly (3).
Team: Neil Hannon; Rory Colgan, Eoin Connaughton, Ollie Hynes; Eanna Henry, Thomas Lennon, Luke Gavin; Alan McManus, Jason Mulvey; Kyle Greasley, Ian Harney, Conor Ryan; Oisín O’Flaherty, Conor O’Reilly, Gary Mulvihill. Subs: Tomás O’Neill, Cian O’Súilleabháin, Cormac Westman.
Division 4 - Clann 1-15 0-10 St Brigids
Great weather in Johnstown for this entertaining encounter. Clann kept their unbeaten record in tact with a solid performance from all areas of the pitch. A five point lead at half time was maintained in the 2nd half, but the visitors got on top for a period towards the end and made it a nervy finish. Next up is a trip to Lisnamult to take on Roscommon Gaels.
Squad: David Campion, Rory Colgen, Eoghan Connaughton, Conor McManus, Éanna Henry, Ollie Hynes, Cormac Westman, Owen Sumner, Shane Gavin, Jack Gavin, Oisin O’Flaherty, Robert Connaughton, John Shine, Tomás O’Neill, Cian O’Suilleabhain, Diarmuid O’Brien, Liam Ward, Kyle Moroney, Mark Freeburne.
The Collins McNicholas sponsored Sunday morning training continues in Johnstown between 10.30am and 11.30am for boys and girls from u6 to u10. New players always welcome, so please ask those friends and school mates who have yet to visit Johnstown to come along and enjoy our national sport and experience the community spirit.
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.
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 email@example.com or contact us via facebook.
The draw took place in Monahan's on Sunday 8th April with a jackpot of €2,000.
The numbers drawn were 8, 18, 21, 24.
No winner, match 3 wins €40:
Ciara Hoare (Online), Mary Lennon (James Curley), Caitlin Duignan (Christy Dunning), Sharon Samuels (Sharon Samuels), Jack Connaughton (M Shine)
Next weekend's jackpot will be €2,200 and the draw will take place in Athlone Springs. Enter online at ClannGAA.ie/Lotto
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