Clann na nGael Notes

Club Race Night
There are still a few horses and races to sponsor for the Clann race night in the Athlone Springs on Friday 9th October. It is sure to be a great night, so to have an interest in the night put your hand in your pocket and support the club. Contact any member of the committee.

Junior A Championship
Clann na nGael 0-7 Ballinameen 0-7
The Clann na nGael ‘Kathleen Brennan Home Bakery’ junior team drew with Ballinameen on Saturday evening last in a well appointed Fuerty. Clann were slow out the blocks and were 0-3 to 0-2 down at the break. Clann scores came from Alan Dunne and Ronan Killian.
Clann came out all guns firing at the restart, and a brace of points from Seanie Walsh put Clann’s noses in front for the first time in the game. Ronan Killian put Clann further in front. But Ballinameen leveled matters once again with two quick points.
A Neill Harney point was sandwiched between two Ballinameen points. As it looked like Ballinameen were heading into the final, Alan Dunne stepped up with an equalizing point. A draw was a fair result and the replay is sure to be a cracker.
Team and scorers: Cathal Hannon, Derek Egan, Kevin Naughton, Keith Kildea, Cormac Harney, Eugene Petit, Ronan Gavin, Andy Carbery, Emmet Rock, David Lennon, Alan Dunne 0-2, Seanie Walsh 0-2, Niall Lennon, Graham Petit, Ronan Killian 0-2. Subs: David O’Neill, JP Dunning, Neill Harney 0-1, Niall Kennedy.

Junior B Championship
Clann na nGael 2-11 St Dominic’s 1-9
The Clann na nGael ‘Samz Tavern’ Junior B team advanced to the Mid-South final with a five point victory over a very good St Dominic’s team. Clann now go on to play St Faithleach’s in the final next Saturday,
Team and scorers: Joseph Fallon, Mickey Haugh, Shane Gavin, Padraig Kelly, Emmet O’Connor, Philip Goode, Cathal Kenny, Mark Duignan 0-1, Kevin Conneely 0-1, Donal Beirne 0-1, Paul Whyte 2-1, Conor Duignan, Seamie Mc Manus 0-4, Fergal Shine 0-1, Keith O’Neill 0-1. Subs: Joey Connaughton 0-1, Eoin Connaughton, Michael Mc Manus, Francis Mc Manus, Cathal Cunniffe.

Under 12 Championship
Clann na nGael 2-9 St Brigid’s 1-4
The Clann na nGael u-12 team advanced to the county final with a win over neighbours St Brigid’s on Sunday. The Clann lads gave a gutsy display mixed with some great pieces of skill. Clann were 1-4 to 0-1 at the break.
Clann took control of the second half and a Jamie Mc Bride goal put the icing on the cake for the lads.
Team and scorers: Cathal Shields, Harry O’Rourke, Gary Nicholson, Sean Fallon, Sean Mc Manus, Kieran Connaughton, Luke Dolan, Brandon Ryan 0-1, David Mc Manus 0-1, Eoin Hannon 0-1, Jamie Mc Bride 1-0, Darragh Lennon 0-1, David Griffin 1-2, Ciaran Lennon 0-3, Sean Mc Manus. Subs: Eoin O’Neill, Lorcan Glynn, Ronan McAlary, Cian Mulvey, Paddy O’Brien, Peter Foley, Niall Connaughton, Ian Naughton, Sean Ward.

Ladies All-Ireland U-14 Sevens Tournament
Commisserations to the U-14 girls who were defeated in the National Sevens Plate Final on Saturday. They played 7 matches in total winning 4 matches, each match lasting 20 minutes. Kilmoremoy of Mayo defeated Clann in the Plate Final, a game where Clann were unlucky and could have won after a host of missed chances. Ballyboden-Kilmacoo were the overall tournament winners. Clann U-14s Lions now have a Division 1A semi-final against St Brigids to look forward to next Sunday while the Clann Cubs face either Kilglass Gaels or Shannon Gaels this weekend in the Division 3B semi-final.

Abbey Hotel Ladies Intermediate Shield Final
Clann na nGael 3-12 Michael Glaveys 1-9
Clann defeated Michael Glaveys in the Shield Final last Friday evening in Johnstown. Played in perfect conditions Clann were rocked by an early penalty which Glaveys converted. But goals from Maz Sweeney and Blana Gately put Clann in a commanding position at the break leading 2-8 to 1-3. Glaveys came more into the match on the resumption but the Clann defence as a whole were resolute and played very much as unit forcing the Glaveys forwards to shoot under pressure. A second goal from Maz Sweeney gave Clann the breathing space required. On the night the girls played some good football and worked hard to end the year on a high note. Midfielder Ruth Finlass received the Player of the Match award with captain Niamh Fallon receiving the Shield.
Team: Eileen Goode, Deirdre O’Neill, Rosa Shine, Shauna Irwin, Aisling Curley, Kelly Killian, Aine Seery, Martina O’Brien, Ruth Finlass 0-3, Michelle Harney-Nolan 0-2, Niamh Fallon, Blana Gately 1-3, Maz Sweeney 2-2, Niamh O’Brien 0-1, Ciara Fallon 0-1.
Subs used: Kathleen Doran-Rourke, Amy Shine, Maeve Harney.

Clann na nGael 3-14 Kilbride 3-3
The Second Team defeated Kilbride in their their Semi-Final on saturday evening last in Kilbride by 3-14 to 3-3. Clann were slow to start but soon got into full flow after a great goal from Kathleen Doran-Rourke. This was sandwiched by points from Tracey Keegan and Ciava Dunning and then Aoife McManus fired over three quick points in row to push Clann further ahead, leaving the half-time score 1-9 to 1-1. A second Clann goal from Martina O’Brien seemed to put Clann out of sight only for Kilbride to score two quick goals to reduce the lead to 5 points. A goal after a powerful run through the middle by substitute Ruth Finlass lifted Clann again and futher points from Kathleen Doran-Rourke, Aoife McManus and Ruth Finlass gave Clann a eleven point winning margin.
Team: Eileen Goode, Caroline O’Neill, Michelle Keegan, Deirdre O’Neill, Anna Shine, Kimberley Finlass, Katie Ward, Martina O’Brien 1-0, Gillian Wall, Ciava Dunning 0-2, Niamh Fallon, Aisling Lennon, Aoife McManus 0-4, Tracey Keegan 0-3, Kathleen Doran-Rourke 1-3.
Subs: Maz Sweeney, Ruth Finlass 1-2.

Under 8 Girls
Next Saturday, 3rd October the Under 8 girls go to Woodmount to take part in another South Roscommon Blitz hosted by the Padraig Pearses Club. The Blitz will run from 12pm to 2pm.

Saturday 3rd October
Roscommon People Junior A Cahmpionship semi final Replay: Clann na nGael vs Ballinameen in Fuerty at 3.45pm
Mid-South Roscommon Junior B Championship Final: Clann na nGael vs St Faithleachs in Fuerty at 5.30pm


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