The Clann na nGael Junior A team opened their Tansey Cup campaign with a draw with Western Gaels in Johnstown on Saturday evening last. Clann played the best football for long periods of the game, but still found themselves 3 points down entering the closing stages of the encounter. Clann rallied with 3 late points to secure a well deserved point.
Team: Cathal Hannon, Keith Kildea, Daniel Harney, Ray Fallon, Ronan Gavin, Denis Gavin, Seanie Walsh, Emmet Rock, Dara Shine, Graham Petit, Alan Dunne, David Lennon, Enda Kenny, Colin Nicholson, Emmet Kenny. Sub: Ronan Killian.
Clann na nGael 0-13 Boyle 3-13
The Clann na nGael minor team took the long trek to Boyle on Sunday to commence their league with a game against Boyle. Clann started the game like men possessed and were 0-5 to 0-1 up after 14 minutes. Boyle came back with 2 more points, but Dan O’Connor halted their gallop with a well taken point to put Clann 3 points to the good. With half time fast approaching it looked Clann would go in at the break on top, however Boyle hit a purple patch with a flurry of 1-4 to lead by 1-7 to 0-6 at the interval. Clann came out unfazed after the Boyle onslaught before the break and a Emmet Kenny point reduced the arrears. Once again Boyle went on the rampage for few minutes with a 1-2 blast. Clann were still not rattled and it was tit for tat right up to the end. Boyle netted a third goal in the closing the stages, before Dara Petit concluded the scoring for Clann with 2 fine points. The final scoreline doesn’t do justice to the lads and they probably deserved a share of the spoils.
Team and scorers: Connor Dolan, Mark Connaughton, Stevie Flynn, Paul Mannion, Pierce Harney Nolan, Dara Egan, Shane Petit, Dara Petit (0-2), James Farrell, Emmet Kenny 0-10, Ruidhri Mc Manus, Daniel O’Connor (0-1), James Mc Manus, Rian Mc Namara. Subs: Paddy Harney, Dara Golden.
Clann under 16 Ladies played their second round championship match in Johnstown on Sunday against reining champions Strokestown. Despite great fight from the girls all over the pitch Clann went in at half time trailing by 6 points. Half way through the second half Clann drew level but as the game went into the last 10 minutes Strokestown pushed on with a few late scores to close out the game and win by 4 points.
Gaelic for Mums/Beginners
Gaelic for Mums/Beginners continues this Wednesday at 8:30 in Johnstown. New members welcome.
Last weeks numbers were 9, 11, 22, 26 and there was no winner of the jackpot. There were 7 “match 3” winners each receiving €30: Pat Carroll c/o Bernie Reilly, Martin Prendergast c/o The Mill, Eilish and John Egan c/o Kieran Gavin, Karen Egan c/o Kitty Naughton, David Fallon c/o Brian Fallon, Patricia Kenny c/o James Curley, Joe Kelly c/o John Grenham. Next week’s jackpot will be €11,000 and the draw will be in Connaughton’s Bar, Clonark. Sellers are asked to please have tickets at collection venues by 9.30pm.
O’Rourke Cup: Clann na nGael vs Padraig Pearses in Johnstown at 8.30pm
U16 League: Clann na nGael A vs Padraig Pearses in Woodmount at 12pm
U16 League: Clann na nGael B vs Elphin in Johnstown at 12pm