Clann na nGael 0–15 Elphin 1–8
The Clann na nGael senior team secured their second brace of points in the O’Rourke Cup on Sunday last at the expense of Elphin. The Large crowd present at a sun drenched Johnstown saw Clann race into an early 0-4 to 0-1 lead, with a hat trick of points from Jonathon Dunning and a solitary effort from Donal Shine. Elphin rallied in the latter stages of the first half and led by 0-6 to 0-5 at the interval.
Clann were the dominant team at the restart and were back in the lead by the midway point of the second period with points from Donal Shine, Jonathon Dunning and Ronan Gavin. Elphin reduced the arrears to the bare minimum with 2 more points. Clann kicked on again with points from David Lennon, Alan Dunne, Donal Shine, and Enda Kenny which put clann 7 points to the good with time nearly up. Elphin scored a consolation goal with the last kick of the game. Clann ended up deserving winners.
Team and scorers: Darren Lennon, Eugene Petit, Cathal Duignan, Raymond Fallon, Ronan Gavin 0-1, Darragh Shine, Niall McManus, Graham Petit, Brian Goode, David Flynn, Enda Kenny 0-1, David Lennon 0-1, Donal Shine 0-6, Matt Scally, Jonathon Dunning 0-5. Subs: Mark Shine, Alan Dunne 0-1, Emmet Rock.
Clann na nGael 3–6 Padraig Pearses 3–4
Clann commenced their special minor league with a victory over Padraig Pearses in Woodmount on Sunday last. Clann were captained by Blaine Dunning who was unlucky not to find the pareses net early in the game. Clann were strong in defence with good displays by Fiachra Lennon, Aran Shine and Stephen Flynn.
Team: Arran Shine, Mark Connaughton, Martin Costello, Fiachra Lennon, Stephen Flynn, Darragh Golden, Darragh Egan, Darragh Petit, Blaine Dunning, Emmet Kenny, James Farrell, John Finnerty, Daniel O’Connor. Subs: James McManus, Patrick Harney, Shane Pettit.
U16 Division 3
Clann na nGael 5–11 Kilglass Gaels 5–9
The Clann na nGael under 16 team traveled to Kilglass on Tuesday evening last, and found themselves 4-1 to 1-1 down early on. But the lads produced a mighty come back to be level with their hosts at the break 3-8 to 5-2. The lads steadied the ship in the second half and ran out deserving winners of a pulsating game of football.
Team and scorers: Dylan Colgan, Ritchie McManus, Conor Lennon, Jonathon Murray, Dylan Earle, Mark Shine 1-4, Arran Shine, Cathal Callinan 2-4, Fergal Lennon 0-1, Cian Mc Manus 1-2, Colin Meehan 1-0. Subs: Ian Wall, Sean Kenny, Evin Cunnuiffe, Darragh Lennon, David Ward.
Clann na nGael were well represented on the successful Roscommon under 15 team during the week in Laois, with Martin Flannery, Cillian Bannon, Jack Connaughton, Cian McManus, Arran O’Reilly, David Connaughton, Shane Scally and Jamie Fahy all part of the set up. Roscommon beat Offaly in the final on Wednesday last in Johnstown, and Joey Connaughton was part of the management set up. Well done lads!
Division 4 Final
The Club would like to wish Roscommon the best of luck in the National Division 4 final on Saturday in Croke Park. Clann are represented by Jonathon Dunning, Donal Shine and Cathal Shine on the panel. Best of luck lads. This is an all-ticket event only and tickets will be available from Roscommon county board offices in Roscommon town and on www.gaa.ie.
Junior B Training
Junior B training will commence on Wednesday evening next at 8pm.
Date for your diary
Weekend of the 5th-7th August is planned for the Clann na nGael 75th Birthday celebration. Plans are currently underway to mark this special celebration for the club, and promises to be an exciting action-filled weekend – more on this over the coming weeks. So place this date in your diary, one not to be missed!
Clann na nGael under 16 ladies are through to the championship semi-final and will take on St Ciarans. It is expected that this match will take place this Thursday in Fuerty at 6.15pm.
U14 Ladies Féile
Clann na nGael under 14 girls took on neighbours St Brigids in the féile quarter final at home in Johnstown last Tuesday evening. This was the girls first match of the season and all players and subs contributed eagerly to the game in every corner of the pitch. The girls ran out with a comfortable win and are now through to the semi-final which will take place on Easter Monday 25th April, in Kiltoom versus Shannon Gaels at 4.15pm. Final to follow at 5pm. All supporters encouraged to come along!
The under 12 girls played two games in the championship. Their first game was a draw against Four Roads in Johnstown on 10th of April. Second game was 17th April against St Brigids in Kiltoom. The girls had found their form in this match and ran out comfortable winners. Next match is against St Barry’s later this week. Date to be confirmed.
Gaelic for Mums/Beginners
Gaelic for mums/beginners continues on Wednesday night, at 8.30pm. New members welcome.
Cash for Clobber
Collection of clothes for the “Cash for Clobber” fundraiser continues. If you have any old clobber i.e clothes, sheets, towels, shoes etc, please place in a bag and drop to the clubhouse on Sunday morning or call 086-3305417 and we will arrange collection.
Last weeks numbers were5, 21, 23, 28 and there was no winner of the jackpot. There were 2 match 3 winners each receiving €100. Next weeks jack pot will be €2,800 and the draw is in Monahans.
Corrib Oil Division 1 League O’Rourke Cup
Clann na nGael 0-15 Elphin 1-8
Tuesday 19th April
U14 League: Clann na nGael vs St Dominics at 7pm in Johnstown
Holy Thursday 21st April
U14 Division 3: Clann na nGael vs Kilglass Gaels at 7pm in Johnstown.
Good Friday 22nd April
Division 4 League: Clann na nGael vs St Dominics at 7pm in Knockcroghery
Easter Sunday 24th April
O’Rourke Cup: Clann na nGael vs St Dominics at 7pm in Knockcroghery