Clann na nGael Notes

Ladies Senior League
Oran 1-8 Clann na nGael 0-9
Clann were defeated by last year’s Intermediate champions on Saturday evening last in Athleague. The first half was very low scoring with the team’s level with two points each after 25 minutes. A Blana Gately free was added to by the same girl from play before Eileen Goode came to Clann’s rescue with a great dive to her right to push out a penalty. Two late first half points from Michelle Harney-Nolan and Maz Sweeney left both teams on 0-4. Oran soon went four points up on the restart with a sucker punch of a goal. Clann rallied with points from Ciara Fallon and Maz Sweeney. Oran kept their noses in front throughout the second half as Clann tried in vain to get that crucial goal. Blana Gately scored two more frees before Tracey Keegan rounded her marker to fire over a good point.
Team: Eileen Goode, Michelle Keegan, Aisling Egan,Gillian Wall, Caroline O’Neill, Niamh Fallon, Katie Ward, Martina O’Brien, Michelle Harney-Nolan 0-1, Ciara Fallon 0-1, Blana Gately 0-4 (3f), Maz Sweeney 0-2, Kathleen Doran-Rourke, Tracey Keegan 0-1, Anna Shine.

Roscommon Ladies U-14 Féile Final
Clann na nGael 3-6 Boyle 0-3

The U-14’s qualified for the National Féile Final in Derry by virtue of a good win over Boyle on Monday. An early Therese Lennon goal settled Clann and the same girl followed with a second goal later in the half. Saoirse McManus added a free to leave Clann in a strong position at the break. A further goal from Ruth McManus and an Ashley Rose Coyle point were added to by four points from midfielder Ciara Quinn in the second half. This is the second time in three years Clann have qualified and they will be determined to leave their mark in Derry on the first weekend in July. Congrats to all involved.

U-12 Ladies Championship
The U-12’s continued their unbeaten run with a good win over Boyle during the week. They have a busy schedule this week with matches against Strokestown and Padraig Pearses.

O’Rourke Cup
Clann na nGael 2-13 St. Faithleachs 0–7
The Clann na nGael Athlone Springs senior team played St Faithleachs in the O’Rourke cup on Friday in Johnstown. Clann were out of the traps faster than a greyhound and were 1-2 up early on. Clann continued the onslaught for the remainder of the half and Led 1-7 to 0-2 up at the break. The visitors put up a better performance in the second half, but Clann finished the game as they started with a 1-3 salvo to put the icing on the cake.
Team and scorers: Darren Lennon, Denis Gavin, Liam Óg Naughten, Niall McManus, Brian Goode, Cathal Duignan, Eugene Petit, Cathal Shine, Gary Shine, Matt Scally 0-2, David Flynn, David Kelly, Ross Naughton 0-2, Donal Shine 2-6, Jonathon Dunning 0-2. Subs: Ronan Gavin 0-1, Emmet Rock.

Junior B Championship
Clann na nGael 2–5 Fuerty 1–11
The Clann na nGael junior commenced their defence of their junior b title with a trip to Fuerty to take on the home side on Saturday evening last. Clann were slow out of the blocks and were 0-6 to 0-2 down at half time time. It was tit for tat in the second half with Fuerty finishing deserving winners.
Team: Joseph Fallon, Shane McCarron, Shane Gavin, Darragh Egan, Philip Goode, Daniel Harney, Cathal Kenny, Mark Whyte, Kevin Naughton, Emmet Kenny, Fergal Shine, Kevin Kenny, Ian O’Reilly, Paul Whyte, Niall Lennon. Subs: Michael McManus, Paul Dunning, Alan Shine, Eoin Connaughton.

Minor League
Clann na nGael 1–13 St Brigids 2–4
Team and scorers: Conor Dolan, Cian O’Reilly, Stephen Flynn, Mark Connaughton, Darragh Egan, James McManus, Philip Lennon 0-2, David Harrington, Ruaidri McManus, Emmet Kenny, 0-4, James Farrell 0-2, Daniel O’Conner 0-3, Darragh Glynn. Subs: Darragh Petit, Ultan Harney, Niall Carr, Dermot Higgins, Martin Costello.

U-14 Division 1
Clann na nGael 2–13 St Dominics 0–4
The Clann u-14 team continued their winning streak with a hard fought win over St Dominics on Thursday evening last. The scoreline does not do justice to the visitors, but Clann played some excellent football.
Team: Shane Scally, Gary Nicholson, Gary Mannion, Aran O’Reilly, Sean McManus, Martin Flannery, Kieran Connaughton, Cillian Bannon, Jack Connaughton, David Griffin, David Connaughton, Fergal Lennon, Mark Shine, Cian McManus, Cathal Calllinan. Subs: Jamie Fahy, Shane Lacey, Brandon Ryan, Connor Lennon, Dylan Colgan, Evin Cunnuiffe.

U-14 Division 4
Clann na nGael 7–7 Ballinameen 6–8
The Clann na nGael u-14 second team needed a last gasp goal from Colm Johnson record a deserved win over Ballinameen in a thrilling game on Thursday evening last.
Team: Dylan Colgan, Dylan Earle, Connor Lennon, Declan Nugent, Brandon Ryan, Jonathon Murray, Darragh Lennon, Evin Cunnuiffe, Eoin Hannon. Subs: Sean McManus, Colm Johnson, David Ward, Luke Dolan, Sean Kenny, Dean Tobin.

GAA Playing Rules
The GAA Congress 2010 passed a number of playing rule changes relevant to football and hurling which will come into effect in all games played on or after May 15th 2010. A summary of the rule changes is available to download from the GAA website at

Corrib Oil Division 1 League
Clann na nGael 2-13 St Faithleachs 0-6
Mid-South Junior B Championship
Fuerty 1-11 Clann na nGael 2-5

Fixtures/Clár Cluichí
Friday 14th
Mid-South Division 4 League: Clann na nGael v St Aidans 8.30pm J Martin
Saturday 15th May
Corrib Oil Division 1 League: Clann na nGael v Castlerea 1.00pm D Hunt
Sunday 16th
Division 3 League –Tansey Cup: Clann na nGael v Kilbride 2.00pm J Reilly


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