Senior Relegation Play-OffClann 1-10 0-13 St. Croans
In poor conditions in Dr. Hyde Park, our Matrix Bathrooms sponsored Senior Men faced St. Croan's in the Relegation Play-Off Semi-Final on Sunday last. Clann were slow off the mark and were 0-04 to 0-02 down at half time. Clann got into gear in the second half with scores for Cathal Duignan and two each by Emmet Kenny, Ciaran Lennon and Cathal Callinan to open a 0-09 to 0-06 lead mid way through the second half.
However, Croans got back into the game and drew level before a goal for Seá Henry seems to put Clann in control, followed by a point for Shane Pettit. Again, Clann failed to hold onto the lead and a number of black cards and substitutes left Clann with 13 men and Croans fought back to draw level with the last kick of the game. The Semi-Final will be replayed next Sunday at 2.30pm in Dr. Hyde Park.
Team: P. Greene, D. Duff, D. Pettit, C. Duignan, Ó. Lennon, S. Pettit, D. Connaughton, G. Pettit, D. Sumner, E. Kenny, C. Callinan, C. O'Brien, D. McManus, D. Shine, C. Lennon.
U.16 GirlsClann 3-14 6-12 Eire Og
The U-16 girls travelled to Loughlin on Friday the 13th September to play Eire Og in the quarter final of the championship. It took the Clann girls a little time to settle. Eire Og started strong scoring the first few scores but thankfully the Clann girls settled into the game with some great scores from Rachel Brien, Amy Shanahan, Eimhin Feeney and Caireann Mc Goldrick. The Clann girls finished at half-time two points ahead with the halftime score being Clann 1-7 to Eire Og 1-5.
A couple of changes at halftime saw Amanda Ryan and Niamh Jordan joining the forward line. They both got on the score-board straight away which was terrific. However, the Eire Og forwards continued to break though the Clan defense and the Clan girls found it very hard to keep them out. They Eire Og girls definately knew where the goal was. They scored 4 goals in quick succession which found the Clann girls trailing. The Clann girls experienced tough tackles from the Eire Og girls. The Clann girls were in hard luck getting decisions called against them. They also had a number of wides during the game which proved crucial in the end.
The Clann girls lost out to a hungrier side. Unfortunately this was a knock out game so these girls will not progress any further in the competition but a massive well done to all involved and best wishes to the girls that are involved in the club minor team.
Senior LadiesClann 3-12 1-09 Shannon Gaels
The Clann na nGael Sheraton Athlone Hotel advanced to the county final at a well apointed Tarmonbarry on Saturday 7th September. Their opponents were Shannon Gaels who gave our girls lots of questions to answer. The Croghan outfit were first to settle and led at the midway point of the first half. The Clann girls finally got the scoreboard moving and were flattered to be 3-6 to 0-6 up at the half time break.
The Clann na nGael girls dominated possession at the resumption and raced into a seemingly comfortable cushion with 10 minutes remaining. Shannon Gaels never gave up and hit 1-2 late on to set up a nervous climax. Clann settled and and ended up 9 point winners. Shannon Gaels deserve huge credit for their display and silverware is not far away. Clann now prepare for a repeat of last years final against champions Kilbride.
Panel: Martina o Brien, Ellie Hewitt, Kelley Colgan, Emma Kildea, Megan Kelly, Shauna Bannon, Kimberley Finlass, Ruth Finlass, Orla o Neill, Ciara Quinn, Sinéad Farrell, Caoimhe Lennon, Saoirse Mc Manus, Daniele Greasly, Roise Lennon, Kayleigh Dunning, Kara Earle, Meave Harney, Aine Connaughton, Therese Lennon, Eadaoin Lennon, Ide Crehan, Rachel O Brien, Mia Macken.
Minor ChampionshipClann 2-15 0-06 St. Domnics
On Friday 6th September, Our Tormey's Solicitors sponsored Div.1 Minors secured a place in the county Minor Semi-Final with a win over St. Domnics in Johnstown. On a fine evening for football on a well prepared pitch, both sides gave a good hour’s entertainment to the small crowd gathered. The home side opened the scoring and despite some excellent defending by the visitors they led at half time by 7 points. The hosts found it easier than the visitors to get scores in the second half and kept the umpires busy and ran out winners on a scoreline of 2-15 to 0-6 despite the best efforts of the visitors.
Clann Panel: Declan Mc Manus, Cian Gavin, Joe Duignan, Jason Ryan, Dan Westman, Paddy Gavin, Michael Kelly, Ian Harney (0-2), Mark Gannon, Aaron Oyiki, Rian Carpenter, Tom Shine (0-1), John Feeney, Conor O Reilly, Josh Lennon (0-3), Mark Naughton (1-0), Dean Reynolds, Cian Fallon Mc Gowan (1-5), Fionnan Henry, Fearghus Lennon(0-4), James Keane Flanagan, Sean Reynolds, Alan Mc Manus, Joe Kelly, Shane Flannery, Damien Kelly, Micheal Mc Clean, Jamie Tymon, John Shine, Alan Mulvey, Jesse Middleton, Thomas Lennon, Michael Harrington.
Junior A ChampionshipClann 2-12 0-07 St. Michaels
Clann hosted St. Michaels in the final round of the Group stages of the Junior A Championship on Saturday 7th September in Johnstown. Both sides had won their opening two games in the championship so this game would decide who would top the group and would be seeded in the knock-out stages.
Clann opened up the game in a positive fashion and had 5 points on the board before the visitors settled and cut the lead to 2 points at the 20 min stage of the first half. However Clann dominated the closing 10 mins of the half and went in leading by 6 points at half time. The second half was a much more cagey affair with scores harder to come by but Clann ran out winners by 2-12 to 0-7 despite the best efforts of the visitors.
Clann Panel: S. Seery, D. Egan (Capt), A. Harney, P. Harney, O. Harney, N. Shine, D. Flynn (1-0), D. Kildea, D. Shine, K. Connaughton (0-1), N. Lennon (0-1), D. Reynolds, P. Mc Manus, K. Bannon (0-1), C. Farrell, C. Fallon-Mc Gowan, R. Mc Namara (1-5), R. Naughton (0-4), O. O’Neill, S. Ryan, O. Rock. D. Earle, S. Fallon, N. Connaughton, J. Fahy.
Club LottoThere was no winner of last weekend's Lotto jackpot, numbers drawn were 14, 19, 23, 27.
Match 3's win €100: Jackie Coffey (James Curley) & Clodagh Shine (Lil Shine).
Next weekend's jackpot will be €5,200 in Monahans and you can enter online at clanngaa.ie/lotto