G.A.A 125 Celebration
The GAA has designated Sunday 10th of May as Lá na gClub. On that day, Clann will celebrate the anniversary with over 2,000 GAA clubs around the country, so keep that day free in your diaries! We’ll send out more details of exactly what’s going to happen nearer the day. To mark the 125th anniversary of the GAA, we are setting up a museum in the clubhouse. The museum will hold a collection of items of interest and memorabilia from over the 73 years of Clann’s history; cups and trophies won by the club, footballs from important matches, old jerseys, photos, old videos, match programmes, ticket stubs, match reports, and other items of interest We are dependent on the goodwill of the community in putting the museum together. If you have any item that you would like to donate or loan to the museum, please bring them to the clubhouse any Monday evening between 7:00PM and 8:00PM.
Clann na nGael 1-8 St Michaels 0-12
The Clann na nGael junior A team played St Michaels on Saturday evening last in Johnstown. St Michaels were first to settle an scored 3 points in the opening exchanges. Clann were getting to grips with the visitors and were opening them with some fine football. Clann finally got reward for their endeavors when Seanie Walsh blasted the ball to the back of the net after 13 minutes.
St. Michaels hit back with 2 points, Clanns response were points from Seanie Walsh and David o Neill. Clann finished the half on top outscoring Michaels 3 to 1. Clanns points came from Seanie Walsh 2 and a Long range effort from Emmet Rock.
St. Michaels commenced the second half as they did the first with 4 quick points, a Ronan Killian point was sandwiched between the 4 points to leave St. Michaels 2 points to the good after 45 minutes.
A Ronan Gavin point reduced the arrears to the minimum, but for St. Michaels to hit over 2 more points near the end to go 3 up. Clann never gave up and points from Ronan Gavin and David o Neill brought within a point of the Ardcarne men. Clann tried in vain to get an equalizer but the visitors held on to win. This game was a great advertisement for the O Gara cup, and Clann were well served by Darren Lennon, Colin Nicholson, Cathal Duignan, Graham Petit, and Seanie Walsh.
Team and Scorers: Darren Lennon, Kevin Naughton, Colin Nicholson, Cathal Duignan, Cormac Harney, Daniel Harney, Ronan Gavin 0-2, David O’Neill 0-2, Kevin Connelly, Seanie Walsh 1-2, Emmet Rock 0-1, Graham Petit, Ronan Killian 0-1, James Keegan, Alan Dunne.
Subs: Sean Ward, Fergal Shine.
Clann na nGael 3-10 St Ciarans 1-17
The Clann minor team had a hard fought encounter with Ciarans on Thursday evening last. Clann played some fine football but were unlucky to lose by a point.
Team: Thomas Keogh, Darragh Egan, Cathal Duignan, Michael Mc Manus, Donal Beirne, Andy Mc Namara, Emmet Higgins, John Harney, Eoin Connaughton, Philip Lennon, Cathal Shine, Garry Lennon, Gearoid Lennon, Francis Mc Manus, Dermot Higgins.
Subs: Darragh Glynn, Shane Curley, Mark Connaughton, Cormac Callinan.
The Clann u-14 team have been preparing for the coming season with challenge games with Athlone, Ballinasloe, Tubberclair and St Brigids and have played well in all the games. On Sunday last the lads traveled to Salthill to play in a blitz against Salthill-Knocknacarra, Claremorris and Ballyshannon. The lads played some fine football especially against the winners from Ballyshannon. The lads would like to thank the Salthill-Knocknacarra club for the invitation to the blitz and for the hospitality they received on Sunday. Thank You
Clann U-14 Panel: Owen Forde, Martin Costello, Patrick Haney, Ultan Harney, David Kildea, Richard Mc Manus, Rian Mc Namara, Colin Meehan, Jason Naughton, Aaron Shine, Malcom o Hanlon, Shane Petit, Mark Nicholson, Cathal Callinan, Dylan Colgan, David Connaughton, Jack Connaughton, Jamie Fahy, Martin Flannery, San Kenny, Dylan Earle, Conor Mc Alary, Connor Lennon, Fergal Lennon, Gary Mannion, Jonathon Murray, Caolan Naughton, Aaron o Reilly, Shane Scally, Mark Shine, Ian Wall, Evan Cunniffe, Cain Mc Manus, Cillian Bannon, Neill Conway, Shane Dunning, Shane Lacey, Dean Tobin.
Under 10 and Under 8
Training for the u-10s and 8s is commencing on Monday evenings at 6 pm in Johnstown. All players welcome.
Ladies U12 Division 1 & 2 Championship
Clann na nGael 4-9 Padraig Pearses 2-3
The U12 girls commenced their defence of the U12 championship with a hard fought win over Padraig Pearses in Johnstown on Sunday. A very even first half ended with Clann leading by a point but on the resumption the Clann girls played some good football to win comfortably in the end.
Panel: Carol Griffin, Lauren McDonnell, Grainne O’Neill, Leanne Ward, Clare Murray, Sarah O’Sullivan, Renee Naughton, Shauna Bannon, Shauna Connell, Therese Lennon, Nicole Meehan, Caoimhe Lennon, Anna O’Loughlin, Aoife Harte, Orla Shine, Kirsten McCormack, Lucy Dowling, Sarah Ward, Sarah Connaughton.
In what will be a busy week for Ladies teams in the club, the U14 girls will try to defend their Feile title with a tough assignment with neighbours St Brigids on Thursday in Johnstown. The Club hosted St Laurences from Kildare on Saturday and played U14 and U12 girls matches. A very enjoyable day was had by all and many thanks to all that helped out with the catering and organising of the day. Also the club hosted the Pat the Baker Post Primary Senior B Final on Wednesday evening last. The girls from St Joseph’s Castlebar defeated Cahir from Tipperary in front of a large crowd and the club again wishes to acknowledge all those who helped with the smooth running of the final.
Members are reminded that membership for 2009 is now due. Players must pay or they cannot play. Contact Daniel Harney or any committee member.
Anyone wishing to have items included in the club note must have them in by Saturday at 5 pm to be included in the club notes. Contact Joe Fallon at firstname.lastname@example.org
O’Rourke Cup: Clann na nGael 1-6 St Fathleachs 1-9
O’Gara Cup: Clann na nGael 1-8 St Michaels 0-12
Ladies U12 Division 1 & 2 Championship: Clann na nGael 4-9 Padraig Pearses 2-3
Wednesday 8th April
U14 Feile: Clann na nGael vs St Ciarans at 7pm in Johnstown
Ladies U12 Division 3 & 4 Championship: Clann na nGael v Oran in Johnstown at 7pm
Thursday 9th April
Ladies: U14 Feile Q/F: Clann na nGael v St Brigids in Johnstown at 7pm
Good Friday, 10th April
Division 4 League: Clann na nGael vs St Aidans at 6.45pm in Ballyforan
Ladies Senior League: Clann na nGael v Padraig Pearses in Woodmount at 7pm
Saturday 11th April
O’Gara Cup: Clann na nGael vs Creggs at 6.30 pm in Creggs.
Easter Monday, 13th April
O’Rourke Cup: Clann na nGael vs St Aidans at 1.30pm in Johnstown
Ladies U12 Division 1 & 2 Championship: Western Gaels v Clann na nGael in Frenchpark at 6.30pm