Junior A Championship
Clann na nGael 1-11 Ballinameen 0-9
The Clann na nGael Kathleen Brennan Home Bakery junior A team took on Ballinameen on Saturday evening last in Ballinameen. Both sides had qualified for the Quarter finals, but the winners of this tie would win the group.
Ballinameen were fist to register a score, but David Lennon ensured their lead was short lived with an equalizing point. Ballinameen hit back with 2 points to lead 0-3 to 0-1 after the opening exchanges. Clann were level within minutes after Alan Dunne and Andy Carbery had put the ball over the Ballinameen bar. Ballinameen regained the lead with another point. But Alan Dunne put Clann noses in front with 2 points. Clann lead was temporary as Ballinameen scored 2 points to go in 1 point to the good at the break.
It didn’t take long for Clann to restore parity after break as Seanie Walsh split the posts with a long range point. Ballinameen hit back again with a point , before David Lennon added his second point. Ballinameen upped the pace with 2 point to lead 0-9 to 0-7 as the game entered its final 10 minutes.
It was now time for Clann to show what they were made off as they hit 1-4 in the closing 7 minutes, with the goal coming from a speculative Alan Dunne effort, and the points came from Alan Dunne, Cormac Harney and David Lennon. Clann finished the stronger team, and thoroughly deserved the win. Clann now play Oran the county quarter final.
Team and scorers: Cathal Hannon, Niall Kennedy, Eugene Petit, Keith Kildea, Ronan Gavin, Daniel Harney, Kevin Naughton, Andy Carbery 0-1, Graham Petit, David Lennon 0-3, Alan Dunne 1-5, Seanie Walsh 0-1, Niall Lennon, Emmet Rock, Ronan Killian.
Subs: Cormac Harney 0-1.
The club would like to wish Andy Mc Namara and John Harney a speedy recovery from injuries sustained in Clanns minor league game v Padraig Pearses on Sunday.
Best of Luck
The club would like to wish the Roscommon junior team the best of luck in the All Ireland final against Cork this coming weekend.
Following last weekends results Clann now play Western Gaels in the quarter final of the senior championship.
Tormey’s U-10 League
The finals of the Tormey Solicitors league will held in Johnstown on Wednesday and Thursday evening. A large crowd is expected come along and support the players of the future.