Under-16 ChampionshipClann na nGael 4-14 2-08 St. Brigids
Clann na nGael’s under-16 boys’ team had a good win over St. Brigid’s in round 2 of the championship in Johnstown on Wednesday evening last. Both teams were short a number of regulars but the game was well-fought until Clann, with wind assistance, drew away in the second-half to win convincingly in the end.
Clann were rattled by an early Brigid’s goal and shortly after by the loss through injury of influential midfielder Jason Mulvey. Ollie Hynes played brilliantly, however, when introduced as a substitute for Jason, and the Clann boys recovered well, aided by some good point-taking. A goal from Conor O’Reilly left them leading 1-4 to 1-1 halfway through the first half. A second Brigid’s goal minutes later left the teams level, but a Thomas O’Neill goal, following great combined play from Kyle Greasley and Conor O’Reilly put Clann back in the driving seat again and helped them to lead at the interval by 2-7 to 2-4.
The Clann defence tightened up in the second half and did not concede any further goal chances. Meanwhile, aided by the wind, the forwards tacked on their points, and well-taken goals from Kyle Greasley in the 34th and 49th minutes ensured victory for the home side.
Team: N Hannon; E Connaughton, A. Mac Manus, R Colgan; T Lennon, I Harney, L Gavin; M Harrington, J Mulvey; K Greasley, C O Reilly, C Ryan, A Milton, T O Neill, G Mulvhill. Subs : O. Hynes, S. Gavin, P Ó Leocháin, C Ó Súilleabháin; D Quinn, E Henry, C Westman, O Sumner, L Ward,. J Shine , K. Moroney. Scorers: K. Greasley 2-1; T. O’Neill 1-4; C. O’Reilly 1-3; I. Harney 0-3 (2fr); A. Milton, L. Gavin and M. Harrington 0-1 each.
This was Clann’s second victory in the championship, having defeated the Northern combination side in Kilmore in the first round by 6-12 to 1-9. The Championship takes a break now and does not resume until 2nd September when the Clann lads will be looking forward to hopefully building on these opening-round victories.
U14 Girls ChampionshipClann na nGael 3-06 1-05 Roscommon Gaels
Clann travelled to Lisnamult last Sunday to play the hosts in what was our first competitive game following Feile (Shannon Gaels had conceded the earlier round match to Clann).
Our Girls started strong and despite playing into the breeze we led 2-02 to no score after 20 minutes. From then on the game was end to end with Gaels proving to be tough and skilful opponents with their experienced county players coming to the fore. Clann were forced to dig deep in the warm conditions which tested fitness levels. In the end we managed to maintain the lead although the outcome would have been closer had the hosts converted a 2nd half penalty opportunity.
Despite not fully firing up front Clann will take positives from the game which sets us up well for our next 2 group games and the challenges ahead.
Panel & scorers: Shauna Egan, Shauna Kenny, Niamh Mulvey, Ella O Reilly, Abbie Kelly, Sarah Galvin, Sarah O Reilly, Emily Duff, Elaine Connell, Aoife Ni Leochain, Chloe Shanahan, Meabh O’Higgins (1-01), Ella Kenny (1-00), Kiera Timlin (1-04), Hope Glynn (0-01), Sarah Ryan, Shauna Mc Evilly, Emily Mcdonnell, Niamh Reynolds, Amy Harney, Caoimhe Dolan, Sarah Gannon, Aine Moyles, Sarah Shobiyi, Rebecca Hynes, Aoibhinn Brogan, Kayla Dunne, Roisin Macken, Roisin O’Brien.
Club LottoThere was no winner of last weekend's Lotto jackpot, numbers drawn were 11, 21, 25, 27.
Match 3's win €40: Clive Bruce (Bridie Kelly), Maureen Byrne (James Curley), Tony Hynes (James Curley), Bernie Flynn (Micheal Shine), Shane Pettit (Online).
Next weekend's jackpot will be €4,000 in Monahan's and you can enter online at clanngaa.ie/lotto