Four County Finals
The coming weekend is going to be a very busy, and hopefully successful, weekend for the club. For starters we have the Under 12 final with the Clann lads taking on Padraig Pearses. This will be a tough encounter so we will need a large crowd down supporting them. Then it will be time to take the short journey to Fuerty where the Junior A team will take on local rivals St Brigid’s. Paul and the lads will be expecting the same level of support as we had for the past few weeks. Then it will be time for the Junior B decider against Boyle. Hopefully you won’t be too tired of standing up and stay around and shout on the lads. The Under 14 Girls also have a county final on Saturday against St Ciaran’s. Time and venue have not been released at time of press. It would be nice to see a bit of colour around the area for the four teams on Saturday. It is very important that all the teams get all the support possible as we are up against top class opposition in all four finals, so come on and support all our players on Saturday.
Youth Development Race Night
As a prelude to the finals the Clann na nGael Youth Development race night is on Friday at 9pm in the Athlone Springs. It is sure to be great night, so to have an interest in the night put your hand in your pocket and support the club. You can bet on the races, and then you will have a chance to buy a Horse in an auction for the last race. There will be many spot prizes and light refreshments on the night. Like all the finals, the Club needs your support. Aall are welcome to enjoy an ‘up for match’ type evening. Contact any member of the committee.
Under 12 Division 4 County Final
Clann na nGael 2-4 St Barry’s 6-4
The Clann na nGael under 12 B team took on St Barry’s in the county final on Saturday last. Clann played some fine football and but for some fine finishing by St Barry’s, Clann would have been closer to their opponents.
Panel: Ronan McAlary, Conor Costello, Liam Donnelly, Patrick O’Brien, Damien Duffy, Cian Mulvey, Conor Fennell, Shay Henry, Mark Moloney, Ian Naughton, Callum O’Brien, Lorcan Glynn, Peter Foley, Michael Hanley, Tommy Bannon, Michael McManus, Owen Connaughton, Ciaran Mulvey, David Fortune.
Junior A Championship Semi-Final
Clann na nGael 1-8 Ballinameen 0-7
The Clann na nGael ‘Kathleen Brennan Home Bakery’ Junior A team overcame Ballinameen in the county semi final replay on Saturday evening last. A Graham Petit goal just before the break put Clann in the driving seat and Clann never let the lead go, and ended up deserving winners.
Team: Cathal Hannon, Derek Egan, Kevin Naughton, Niall Kennedy, David Lennon, Eugene Petit, Ronan Gavin, Andy Carbery, Emmet Rock, Graham Petit, Alan Dunne, Seanie Walsh, Niall Lennon, Neill Harney, Ronan Killian. Subs: David o Neill, JP Dunning.
Junior B Mid-South Semi-Final
Clann na nGael 2 -16 St Faithleach’s 0-12
The Clann na nGael Junior B team won the Mid South Championship with a win over St Faithleach’s on Saturday evening last. Goals from Paul Whyte and Keith O’Neill sent Clann along the way to victory
Team: Joseph Fallon, Mickey Haugh, Shane Gavin, Michael Mc Manus, Emmet O’Conner, Philip Goode, Cathal Kenny, Eoin Connaughton Kevin Conneely, Donal Beirne, Paul Whyte, Conor Duignan, Seamie Mc Manus, Fergal Shine, Keith O’Neill. Subs: Joey Connaughton, Padraig Seery, Padraig Kelly, Mark Duignan, Cathal Cunnuiffe.
Roscommon People Junior A Football Semi-final (Replay)
Ballinameen 0-7 Clann na Gael 1-8
Mid-South Junior B Final
St Faithleachs 0-12 Clann na Gael 2-16
U-12 County Final: Clann na nGael vs Padraig Pearses at 2pm in Hyde Park
Roscommon People Junior A Final: Clann na nGael vs St Brigids at 3.30 in Fuerty
Junior B Final: Clann na nGael vs Boyle at 5.15pm in Fuerty
Ladies U-14 County Final: Clann na nGael v St Ciaran’s (time and venue to be announced)