Senior O'Rourke Cup
Clann 2-12 0-10 Boyle
Sponsors: Matrix Bathrooms & Kennedy's Supermacs
Clann welcomed Boyle to Johnstown in perfect conditions on Saturday evening last for Round 4 of the O'Rourke Cup. It was a game of two halves as Boyle were in total control in the first half, reducing Clann to two scores for most of the first half and putting our defence under immense pressure. Two late scores before half time from David McManus reduced the deficit to 0-07 to 0-04 with a big second half needed.
Clann came out for the second half a different team and signaled their intent early on. Within 5 minutes of the restart, Clann were 2 points to the good after Callum O'Brian scrambled the ball into the goal followed by points for Cathal Callinan and David McManus. Clann continued to tag on points and half way through the second half, David McManus robbed the keeper under pressure and rolled the ball into an empty net, leaving the score 2-11 to 0-08 and Clann in total control of the match. Dylan Sumner added a great solo point before a late Boyle attack brought an excellent double save out of keeper David Finneran, seeing out the game on a final score of Clann 2-12 0-10 Boyle.
Clann: D.Finneran, D.Pettit, S.Fallon, R.Gavin, D.Connaughton, O.Lennon, S.Flynn, D.Sumner, U.Harney, C.McManus, D.McManus, E.Kenny, C.O'Brien, C.Lennon, C.Callinan.
Minor Div.1 League
Clann 1-9 1-05 St. Domnics
Sponsors: Tormey's Solicitors
St. Domnics were the visitors to Johnstown for Clann’s fourth outing in the 2019 Roscommon Div 1 Minor League. The pitch in Johnstown was in good condition taking into account the rainfall amounts in the previous 48 hrs, following the work of the field committee.
The visitors won the toss and elected to play with the breeze in the 1st half. They opened the half stronger and led by 1-1 to 0-1 after 10 mins. However the home side settled at this stage and added a goal of their own to level matters by the end of the first quarter. Both sides continued to provide decent entertainment for the attendance. St. Domnics always looked dangerous in the half but small wayward shooting and good defending from Clann kept them scoreless up to half time while the home side tagged on two points against the weakening breeze.
Again in the second half the visitors opened strongly had levelled matters up at 1-4 apiece by the 15th minute. However from this point to the end Clann found it a little easier to get scores than the visitors and ran out winners on a scoreline of 1-9 to 1-5.
This was a good game of football between two evenly matched sides. St. Domnics were never out of the game. Clann played OK and the panel can be pleased at their performance but they also know that bigger tests lie ahead. Clann’s final group game is against their neighbours St. Brigids on Wed 24th April in Kiltoom at 7.30pm. This will be a massive test for this group of players against the side that has won the championship title at this age level at U-12, U-14 and U-16.
Clann Panel: Declan Mc Manus, Joe Duignan (Capt), Jason Ryan, Dan Westman, Mark Gannon, Paddy Gavin, Michael Kelly, Ian Harney (0-1), Rian Carpenter (0-1), Dean Reynolds, Cian Fallon Mc Gowan (1-2), Josh Lennon (0-2), John Feeney, Conor O’Reilly, Fionnan Henry, Fearghus Lennon (0-2 – Capt)), Mark Naughton (0-1), Sean Reynolds, Cian Gavin, Alan Mc Manus, Joe Kelly, Michael Mc Clean, Jesse Middleton, Alan Mulvey, James Keane Flanagan, Jamie Tymon, Damien Kelly, Shane Flannery, Michael Harrington, Thomas Lennon, Aaron Oyiki, Tom Shine, John Shine.
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 are back training on Thursdays 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 the Grove on Sunday 21st April with a jackpot of €2,400.
The numbers drawn were 2, 10, 12, 19.
No winner, match 3 wins €25:
Diane Dowling (D. Rock), Ross Quinn (Aiden Brien), Bernie Harney (Kieran Gavin), Seamus Ward (Aiden Brien), Oisin Hegarty (Online), Eamonn McManus (James Curley), Colette Moran (Mickey Shine), Toni Walsh (McNeills).
Next weekend's jackpot will be €2,600 and the draw will take place in Shines. Enter online at ClannGAA.ie/Lotto
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