Clann na nGael 1-8 Strokestown 1-6
The Clann na nGael Athlone Springs senior team produced a Houdini type escape act over the past week to hold on to our O Rourke cup status. After a famous come back against Castlerea on Wednesday, when the lads were 5 down and came back to win by a point. On Sunday the lads produced another Lazarus comeback from 4 points down to win by 2 points.
Clann led 0-4 to 0-3 at the break, but Strokestown came out firing after the break and were 4 points to the good midway through the second half. But Jonathon Dunning stuck for a goal, and Clann never looked back after that. Best for Clann were Brian Goode, Mark Killian, David Kelly and Gary Shine.
Team: Ronan O’Reilly, Mark Killian, Brian Goode, Denis Gavin, Ollie Harney, David Flynn, Darragh Shine, David Kelly, Gary Shine, Jonathon Dunning, Mark Shine, Donal Shine, Emmet Rock, Matt Scally, Alan Dunne. Sub: David O’Neill.
Under 14 League
The Clann na nGael u-14 teams are progressing nicely at the moment. In the past week the lads have had wins over Roscommon Gaels and St Dominic’s. These wins have propelled us up the league and we have an outside chance of making the play offs.
The second team have reached the semi of the division 4 league as a result of the walk over received from Ballinameen on Friday evening last. It was very disappointing for all the lads who turned up 45 minutes before throw in find out 15 minutes after throw in time that Ballinameen were not traveling. This was no fault of the Clann na nGael minor or the county minor board, and the referee Tommie Gately was there on time. A Call from Ballinameen would have been appreciated. The lads are playing Roscommon Gaels B in Johnstown on Thursday in the League semi Final.
Under 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, Evin Cunnuiffe, Neale Conway.
Under 12 League
Clann na nGael 2-6 Padraig Pearses 2-5
Clann won the toss and played with the breeze and had a lot of early possession but found the scores hard to come by. The first score came from the boot of Ciaran Lennon after a good outfield move. Pearses then equalized before Clann went ahead again following a good point by David Griffin. Clann were in command with a lot of possession but were unable to convert it to scores. Pearses again followed up with another point to leave both teams level at two points each at the interval.
The second half continued on the same trend however Clann used their possession better and a goal and a point from David Griffin seemed to put the Clann lads on the right track. Pearses had other ideas and scored a goal to bring them back into the game. Clann hit back with points from Eoin Hannon, Ciaran Lennon and a goal and a point from Jamie McBride to leave the scores at Clann 2-06 Pearses 1-4 and time almost up. Pearses brought themselves back from the dead scoring 1-01 in injury time leaving only one point between the teams. Both teams were hungry for one more score but the ref had the last say blowing the final whistle with Clann holding on to a hard earned single point victory. Clann’s defence played very well and midfield worked hard. The forwards came up against strong backs and had to work very hard for the scores but got enough to earn the victory.
Clann Team and subs: Sean Fallon, Luke Dolan, Gary Nicholson, David Ward, Kieran Connaughton, Sean McManus, David McManus, David Griffin, Brandon Ryan, Eoin Hannon, Jamie McBride, Darragh Lennon, Eoin O’Neill, Ciaran Lennon, Sean McManus, Harry O’Rourke, Ian Naughton, Patrick O’Brien, Patrick Kelly, Niall Connaughton, Mark Maloney, Peter Foley, Ronan McAlary.
The Clann na nGael summer camps are nearly upon us, and all the forms should be in circulation. It is important that all forms are returned to the club ASAP.
- 29th June to 3 July: Summer Camp for 6 to 10 year olds
- 6th July to 10th July: Skills Clinic for 10 year olds and over
Information available from Sean Murray or at local schools
Cumann na mBunscoil
Best of Luck to the National Schools in the Clann area that are competing in the latter stages of the Cumann na mBunscoil this week. First in action are Cloonakila boys who play St Paul’s Castlerea in the Large Schools Semi-final today Monday at 12pm in Kilteevan. If they win this match they won’t have to much time to rest as the finals are down for decision in Hyde Park tomorrow Tuesday evening.
The Cornafulla girls play rivals Ballybay today Monday at 2pm in Kiltoom in their semi-final in what will be a busy week for those girls involved in club finals. The Cornafulla boys also renew rivallry with Ballybay tomorrow Tuesday evening in the Big Schools Final in Hyde Park. Come and show your support.
Thanks to every one who has been involved with the loan of many special items which make the Museum so impressive. If any members who might have old Cups or other memorabilia from wins in the past, we would be very interested in displaying them in the Museum. Please contact Padraig Naughton or call up to the clubhouse on Sunday Morning 11:30-12:30 or Friday evenings 8:30pm-9:30pm The Museum will be open at these times every week. The Museum can be opened for visitors with a little notice to the Club please contact Tony Whyte.
Clubhouse Social on Saturday 20th June at 8.30pm. Music by The Coyles. Full Bar. No cover charge. Raffle with many spot prizes. All are welcome.
Abbey Hotel O’Rourke Cup
Castlerea 1-15 Clann na nGael 4-7
Strokestown 1-6 Clann na nGael 1-8
Mid-South Division 4 League
Kilbride B 1-6 Clann na nGael 0-9
Junior B Championship
Clann na nGael w/o Creggs scr
Wednesday 10th June
John Corcoran Menswear O’Gara Cup: Tulsk v Clann na nGael in Tulsk at 8.30pm
Thursday 11th June
U14 Division 4 Semi Final: Clann na nGael vs Roscommon Gaels in Johnstown at 7.15pm
Saturday 13th June
Mid-South Junior B Championship: Clann na nGael v Oran in Johnstown at 7.30pm
Sunday 14th June
U12 League: Clann na nGael vs Boyle in Jonstown at 12.30pm
John Corcoran Menswear O’Gara Cup: Clann na nGael v Michael Glaveys at 3.00pm
Monday 15th June
U12 Division 4: Clann na nGael vs Tulsk in Tulsk at 7pm