The annual club nite out was held in the clubhouse recently and the large crowd present were treated to a nite of craic and ceoil. Matt Scally won the player of the year, Michelle Keegan won the ladies player of the while Dermot Kelly won Club person of the year. Those who attended were entertained by The Coyles and munched on the food provided by Ruebens. The Club would like to thank all those who helped to make this nie out, a great nite out.
Clann na nGael 2-12 Padraig Pearses 0–12
The Clann na nGael senior team took on Padraig Pearses in the first game of the O’Rourke cup on Friday evening, in a pristine Johnstown. Pearses came out on top after the opening exchanges by 0-3 to 0-1 with Clanns solitary score coming from Matt Scally. Clann woke up and hit 5 unanswered points with Alan Dunne 3, Enda Kenny and the attacking half back Niall Mc Manus doing the damage. An Alan Dunne point was sandwiched between two Pearses points to put Clann 2 points to the good at the interval. Clann 2 point advantage was short lived as Pearses hit over 3 early points, Enough was enough for the home side as points from Emmet Rock and Jonathon Dunning was followed by a Matt Scally goal put Clann firmly in the driving seat. Pearses were not finished and they split the posts twice to keep in touch. Another Matt Scally goal was followed up by points from Jonathon Dunning 2 and Ronan Gavin to seal the points for Clann. This was a very good performance by Clann who were well served by Darren Lennon, Eugene Petit, Dara Shine Emmet Rock and Matt Scally.
Team and scorers: Darren Lennon, Seanie Walshe, Eugene Petit, Ray Fallon, Ronan Gavin 0-1, Dara Shine, Niall Mc Manus 0-1, Graham Petit, Brian Goode, Emmet Rock 0-1, Enda Kenny 0-1, David Lennon, Jonathon Dunning 0-3, Matt Scally 2-1, Alan Dunne 0-4
U16 Division 1
Clann na nGael 3–7 Padraig Pearses 1–12
The Clann na nGael under 16 team opened their league campaign with a victory over neighbours Padraig Pearses on Sunday last in Woodmount. Clann Lead 2-2 to 0-5 at break and held onto the lead until the dying minutes when Pearses equalised with a goal. Clann response was swift and a Jamie Fahy point sealed the victory for the lads.
Team: Shane Scally, Ritchie Mc Manus, Paddy Harney, Arran o Reilly, Martin Costello, Shane Petit, Aran Shine, Ultan Harney, Eoin Forde, Jamie Fahy, David Connaughton, Cathal Callinan, Shane Lacey, Malcom O’Hanlon, Rian Mc Namara. Subs:
Cian Mc Manus, Shane Dunning.
U16 Division 3
Clann na nGael 1–4 Elphin 3–15
The Clann na nGael under 16 second team entertained Elphins first team in Johnstown on Sunday evening last. It was the first time ever a club was able to field a second team in an under 16 league in County Roscommon. Clann were sluggish in the first half and trailed the visitors 1-1 to 2-9 at the break. Clann steadied the ship in the second half with a much improved performance and were unlucky not to close the gap further.
Team and scorers: Dylan Colgan, Conor Lennon, Gary Mannion, Ian Wall, Dylan Earle 0-1, Mark Shine 0-2, Jonathon Murray, Fergal Lennon 1-0, Evin Cunnuiffe, David Kildea, Dean Tobin. Subs: Sean Kenny, Brandon Ryan, Eoin Hannon 0-1
Last weeks numbers were 8, 18, 20, 27. and there was no winner of the jackpot. There were three ‘match 3’ winners receiving €70 each. Next weeks jackpot will be €11,200 and the draw is in Monahans.
Player meeting in Johnstown clubhouse Sunday 13 March at 6pm. All players at all adult grades requested to attend for 1 hour.
‘Cupán Tae’ in Drum for Seachtain na Gaeilge
Drum Community Centre invites to join them for their annual ‘cupán tae’ event to celebrate Seachtain na Gaeilge on Sunday, 13 March from 10.30am to 1pm. There will also be a display of artwork by the children of Naíonra Réalta Geala, the only Irish language pre-school in county Roscommon, which operates out of the community centre. Seachtain na Gaeilge runs nationwide until St. Patrick’s Day and aims to promote the use of the Irish language in everyday life. National and local events are being organised across the country, and Drum Community Centre in Athlone is set to play its part in promoting our native tongue by hosting a coffee morning this Sunday, 13 March. Regardless of how much or little Irish you have, you are invited to come along and speak a cúpla focal, have a bit of fun and enjoy a cupán tae.
Division 1 League O’Rourke Cup
Clann na nGael 2-12 Padraig Pearses 0-12
Tansey Cup: Clann na nGael vs Strokestown at 7.30pm in Johnstown
Minor League: Clann na nGael vs Michael Glaveys at 12pm in Johnstown