Clann Notes - 08/08/22
Senior Men’s Championship
Our Matrix Bathroom’s sponsored Senior Men faced a tricky opening fixture in Section B of the Championship. Roscommon and Connacht Intermediate Champions St. Faithleach’s travelled to Johnstown on Friday evening last in perfect conditions for what was an even game throughout.
Clann fielded a young team with Tom Lennon making his Championship debut at corner back after an impressive League campaign. There was nothing between the teams from the start with excellent scores by both sides. St. Faithleach’s then pulled a few points ahead in the second quarter before a comeback by Clann saw them just a point behind at half time.
The second half began much like the first, where each point was matched and there was nothing between the teams in a tough battle. However, this all changed with just 8 minutes remaining, when two St. Faithleach’s kickouts were intercepted and punished with two goals in the space of 30 seconds. The first goal was squared by Josh Lennon to Cathal Shine to punch into the goal and the second again saw Josh Lennon assist himself via the crossbar to finish low into the net. Josh made a big impact when introduced and Clann saw out the remainder of the game from this point with the final score being Clann 2-14 0-13 St. Faithleach’s.
Best for Clann were Fearghus Lennon, Graham Pettit, Ultan Harney and Darra Pettit.
Clann: David Finneran, Tom Lennon, Darra Pettit, Damien Duff, Paddy Gavin, Dylan Sumner, Cathal Duignan, David McManus, Graham Pettit, Emmet Kenny, Ultan Harney, Shane Pettit, Conor Farrell, Callum O’Brien, Fearghus Lennon. Subs introduced: Cathal Shine, Josh Lennon, Cathal Callinan
Senior Ladies Championship
Our Supermac’s Athlone sponsored Senior Ladies commenced their Championship last weekend with an away trip to Shannon Gaels. Having to give up home advantage due to home fixture clash the girls took to the road to Croghan for the 7:30 throw in. The game commenced with the pace and ferocity of a typical senior ladies’ match, tackles coming hard and fast and the home team broke to put the first point on the board. The Clann ladies then took control of the game and continued to fire home 4-06 unanswered until the last kick of the first half saw Shannon Gales score their second point of the match. Half time 0-02 – 4-06.
The second half commenced with the same determination from the visitors who kicked a further 11 points while keeping their opponents from adding to their tally, this ensured a comprehensive win with the final score of 0-02 – 4-17. A fantastic start to the Senior Championship and Clann na nGael have laid down a marker to all teams that they will not be relinquishing their hard-earned County Title from 2021. Next up is an away trip to Kilbride on Friday the 12th August. 8:15pm throw in.
Intermediate Men’s Championship
Hard luck to our Seery’s Bar sponsored Men’s second team who lost by the narrowest of margins in James Timothy Park to Eire Og, Clann will rue a number of missed chances in the opening quarter but will be optimistic for their remaining fixtures. Full time score Eire Og 0-15 2-08 Clann
Congratulations to the Drum/Clonown/Monksland U.14 Community Games girls football team (all Clann players) who were crowned Roscommon champions in Ballyleague at the weekend.
The girls beat Knockcroghery in the county semi-final followed by a comprehensive victory over Tarmonbarry in the final. The team will now represent Roscommon in Connacht later in the Summer.
There was no winner of the Clann Lotto jackpot of €4,800. Match 3’s won €100 each. Next weekend’s jackpot is €5,000 – enter online at clanngaa.ie/lotto. Thanks for your continued support.