The Late Tom Brien
The Club was deeply saddened and shocked to hear of the sudden passing of Tom Brien (Clann na nGael President) of Creggane. Tom who was actively involved with the club for countless years was a hard worker and a loyal club man. His humour and brilliant wit will be sorely missed. He was involved in many teams over the years and along with his brother John were the heart of the club. The Club would like to extend their condolences to all his extended family and friends. Ar Dheis De go raibh a ainm.
The O’Gara Cup Final Replay which was postponed due to the Kilbride Pitch being unplayable last Saturday is refixed for this Wednesday 29th October at 8pm in Ballyforan. Clann will also commence the U21 championship against Castlerea next Sunday 2nd November in Johnstown at 1.30pm.
Congratulations to Ray and Denise Fallon on their new arrival Baby Eanna in recent weeks. A left corner back of the future.
Ladies U12 Division 1 Final Replay
Clann na nGael 2-6 St Brigids 2-5
This was another wonderful advertisement for Ladies Football and once again again it went down to the wire but Clann just got over the line with St Brigids hitting the upright with the last kick off the game. The Clann girls played particularly well in the second half against the wind with the defence in excellent form. Amid great excitement Captain Ciara Costello received the Cup from County Board Chairman Martin McDermott on behalf of the team.
The Club would like to thank all that helped out in Johnstown over both weekends with refreshments, bonfires and presentations, all the parents for all their co-operation over a long year and the girls for their dedication and enthusiasm.
It’s the 2nd U-12 title in a row and also the 3rd time in the club’s history (2000, 2002 and 2008) where they have completed the U-12 double in the same year with twins Cian and Saoirse McManus and their cousins Killian and Shauna Bannon making it a exiting few weeks for their families.
Team: Carol Griffin, Orla Ward, Ciara Costello (C), Grainne O’Neill, Shauna Connell, Sarah O’Sullivan, Ciara Connaughton, Ciara Quinn, Aoibhin Golden, Ruth McManus, Marissa Murray, Saoirse McManus, Therese Lennon, Shauna Bannon, Nicole Meehan.
Subs: Lisa Dolan, Hazel Menton, Kirsty Warby, Orlagh Shine, Eimear Hannon, Audrey Harney-Nolan, Aoife Fallon, Kirsten McCormack, Lauren Walker, Niamh Quinn, Caragh Reilly, Yvonne Harney, Lauren McDonnell.
Ladies U-16 Division 1 Final
Clann v Strokestown is now fixed for Sunday 2nd November. The last time these two teams played in early August, Strokestown had a comfortable win but the Clann girls have gained a lot of experience and confidence since so a good game is expected.
Ladies Minor Championship
Clann na nGael 3-4 Four Roads 5-6