Clann na nGael Notes

Under 14 Girls – Division 3A
Clann na nGael Cubs 1-6 Kilmore 1-5
Congratulations to the Nolan & Co., Taxation Consultants sponsored Clann U-14 Cubs who won the Division 3A Championship Final in Tulsk on Saturday last against a gallant Kilmore side. Played in lovely weather conditions, Clann got off to good start and Claire Flannery struck a superb goal into the roof of the net after 4 minutes. This was followed by a well worked point by Sinead Farrell a minute later. Despite lots of possession Clann failed to add to their tally for ten minutes before corner forward Claire Flannery fired over the bar. Again this was followed immediately by a point from Sinead Farrell. At this stage Kilmore were starting to win more and more possession and had two points on the board from Aideen burke and Siobhan Hook, before Nicole Meehan pointed from 25 metres to leave Clann five points to the good at the break. Within 30 seconds of the restart Aoife Callaghan fly kicked over the bar to put Clann in a commanding lead but Kilmore however fought back and started to dominate in the possession stakes. They managed to reduce the arrears to four points before Nicole Meehan responded for Clann after 21 minutes. Kilmore replied with a point and wasted several opportunities before a great goal deep in injury time set up a climatic finish. However the referee signalled the full-time whistle on the kick-out much to the relief of the Clann support. Clann had some terrific performances in defence from Grainne O’Neill, Lauren McDonnell, Claire Murray, Shauna Connell was excellent throughout in midfield while Nicole Meehan, Claire Flannery and Sinead Farrell were the pick of the forwards.
Team: Carol Griffin, Grainne O’Neill, Renee Naughton, Lauren McDonnell, Anna O’Loughlin, Claire Murray, Ciara Connaughton, Leanne Ward, Shauna Connell, Valerie Oyiki, Nicole Meehan 0-2 (Capt), Caoimhe Lennon, Yvonne Harney, Sinead Farrell 0-2, Claire Flannery 1-1, Kursty Warby, Ethel McManus, Aoife Callinan 0-1, Niamh Quinn, Amy Quinn, Laoise Henry, Shauna Naughton, Sarah Ward, Emma Rock, Lucy Nally.

Under 14 Girls – Division 1A
The U-14 Division 1A Final will take place in Woodmount between Clann and St Brigids at 3pm next Sunday 24th October. St Brigids defeated Clann in the opening match in August 4-7 to 0-4 but two years ago in the U-12 Final Clann edged their neighbours by the bare minimum in a titanic battle after a replay. So the Club are looking for everyone to come out and support the girls on Sunday.

Minor Ladies
Clann na nGael 3-11 St. Brigids 3-9
The minor girls had their second win of the championship when defeating neighbours St. Brigids in Kiltoom on Friday night. Clann led 0-7 to 0-5 at the break but soon started to pull away with goals from Niamh O’Brien only for St. Brigids to come back. Michelle Harney-Nolan grabbed a late goal to secure the win. Next weekend Clann play Strokestown away on Saturday while on the Bank Holiday Monday they play St Mary’s in Johnstown.
Team: Katie Ward, Ciava Dunning, Rosa Shine, Caroline O’Neill, Deirdre O’Neill, Kim Finlass, Jennifer Duignan, Martina O’Brien, Orla O’Neill 0-2, Aisling Lennon 0-1, Blana Gately 0-3, Gillian Egan, Michelle Harney-Nolan 1-6, Niamh O’Brien 2-0, Aoife McManus. Subs: Saoirse McManus, Ciara Quinn.

Bus Eireann U21 Football Championship Division 1
Western Gaels 4-10 Clann na nGael 1-12

Fixtures/Clár Cluichí
Saturday 23rd October
Bus Eireann U21 Football Championship Division 1: Clann na nGael v Roscommon Gaels at 7.30pm in Johnstown
Sunday 24th October
Ladies U-14 Division 1A Final: Clann na nGael v St Brigids at 3pm in Woodmount


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