Knockcroghery Fair Blitz
On Sunday week last, Clann na nGael under 12 boys once again played in the tournament which is organised each year by St. Domnicks GAA Club. The competing clubs this year were Clann, St. Domnicks, Kilbride and St. Ciarans. Clann reached the Shield Final this year where they overcame Kilbride after a very close game. Clann would like to thank St. Domnicks for inviting them into this tournament.
Under 10 League
The Tormey Solicitors/Clann na nGael U-10 league has been running all summer. The teams playing in it this year were Athlone, Ballinasloe, Caltra, Mountbellew, St. Bridgets, St. Domnicks, Padraig Pearses and Clann. The finals of the league have been taking place in recent weeks in Johnstown. On the 15th Sepember St. Bridgets beat Athlone in an excellent “B” Final. On the following evening Ballinasloe overcame Padraig Pearses in the “C” Final after a very close game and on Thurs evening last Clann edged out St. Domnicks in the “A” Final after a titanic struggle. The “D” Final between Caltra and Mountbellew is due to take place on Sun 3rd Oct. Clann would like to thank all the clubs who competed in the tournament and Tormey Solicitors for once again sponsoring it.
The final of the U-10 tournament brought the curtain down on a very eventful season for the U-10s. The management would like to thank all the players for their attendance at training and games and their parents and grandparents for providing transport for same. Without this, there wouldn’t be a team.
Clann U-10 Panel 2010: Joseph Duignan, Cian Fallon-McGowan, John Feeney, Adam Hunter, Michael Kelly, Fergus Lennon, Micheal Mc Clean, Declan Mc Manus, Sean Reynolds, Daniel Westman, Jason Conway, Darren Duff, Owen Fallon, Rory Forde, Alan Freeburne, Cian Griffin, Jack Griffin, Tommy Griffin, Robert Hardiman, Adam Harney, Coman Lennon, Oisin Lennon, Neill Macken, Shane Macken, Paul Mc Manus, Calum O’Brien, David Pettit, Ben Reidy, Oisin Rock, Sean Ryan, Sean Seery, Dylan Sumner, Aaron Wall, Mark Wall.
Under 14 Girls
Congratulations to the U-14 girls teams, sponsored by Nolan & Co. Taxation Consultants, who both qualified for the county finals. The Lions qualified for the Division 1A Final by virtue of a good win over St Ciarans 3-9 to 0-7 on Sunday in Johnstown. Second half goals by Ciara Quinn (2) and Shauna Bannon got Clann into the final where they meet neighbours St. Brigids once again. The Final will probably be played Sunday 24th October.
The U-14 Cubs also had a narrow win in a pulsating Division 3A semi-final against Four Roads played under lights in Johnstown on Monday. Clann lead by 8 points at the break 2-5 to 0-3 but Four Roads soon reduced the lead to a solitary point before Caoimhe Lennon and a great goal from Shauna Connell put Clann 5 points up with a couple of minutes to play. Four Roads struck back with a free and then a brilliant individual goal but the final whistle sounded soon afterwards for a great win for Clann. They will meet Kilmore in the final this weekend coming. Final score 3-6 to 2-8.
The minor ladies also opened their championship account on Saturday with a good display in Johnstown against Kilglass Gaels. They scored six goals to run out 6-10 to 1-7 winners. Next up is St. Brigids on Friday night 15th October.
There will be a club meeting in the clubhouse at 9pm on Monday October 18th at 9pm. All members are asked to attend.
Scór na nÓg
Clann na nGael are holding the a Scór competition on Friday October 29 in Johnstown at 8 pm. The Scór na nÓg competions encourage youngsters up to the age of 17 to take part in activities such as Solo Singing, Ballad Groups, Novelty Acts, Figure and set Dancing, Recitation, Musical Groups and Question time. Two will be selected to represent the club in the county competition. Anyone interested can contact Maureen Cunniffe 0863493569, entries will accepted up to 8pm on the evening.
Last week’s numbers were 11, 16, 18, 24 and there was no Jackpot winner of €6800.
There were 3 Match 3 each receiving €70. Eanna Fallon c/o Ray Fallon Jnr, James Curley c/o James Curley, Tony O’Neill c/o P Brien. Next week’s jackpot will be €7000 and the draw is in Shines.
On Saturday morning last a group of 52 jetted off the Puerto Rico in Gran Canaria to enjoy the Clann c Holiday. A great week was had by all, but it would not have been possible with out the work of Breda Dolan and Mary Rock. The club would like to thank Marie Grenham for her help and guidance when organizing the holiday.
Into The West
The latest edition of Into the West, the Connacht GAA magazine, has just been released. You can obtain your copy of the magazine by visiting www.connachtgaa.ie/magazine.php
Corrib Oil Division 1 League
St Brigids 0-9 Clann na nGael 0-6
Sunday 17th October
Bus Eireann U21 Football Championship Division 1: Western Gaels v Clann na nGael at 2pm