Clann na nGael Notes

Result of draw on 29/05/2011 held in Connaughton’s: 6, 9, 10, 24. No winner of €2200. Next week €2400 in Monahan’s. There were nine ‘match 3’ winners receiving €25 each: Liam & Breda c/o Breada Dolan; John Ward c/o Michael Naughton; Willie Moore c/o Kieran Gavin; Mary Caufield c/o Brian Fallon; Peter & Gerry Shine c/o Anne Shine; Bernie Harney c/o Kieran Gavin; Kenneth & Darragh Shine c/o Gary Shine; Ross & Laura Finn c/o Monahan’s; Brendan McFadden c/o Monahan’s.

Sponsored Cycle for 75th Anniversary

On Friday evening last in the Athlone Springs Hotel, Clann na nGael and The Irish Motor Neurone Association launched a sponsored cycle from Croke Park to Johnstown to be held on Saturday 6th August. Plans were made to celebrate the club’s 75th anniversary and it was decided that a cycle from Croke Park to Johnstown would be a fitting way to mark this occasion. As a committee we also thought that it would be good if we could help a worthy cause through our efforts and the Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association was chosen as we noted its excellent work throughout the country. We hope to raise as much money as we can for IMNDA to aid their vital work in providing care to people suffering with Motor Neurone Disease and in raising awareness of the illness. We are also interested in getting as many volunteers as possible to help with the various aspects of the event and all efforts would be greatly appreciated. Sponsorship cards are available Alan Dunne and visit to donate online.

Scrap for Cash

The club are currently going door to door collecting scrap metal. Thank you to all those who have contributed already, and everyone who helped to collect the scrap. Anyone willing to help can contact any member of the committee. The collecting of scrap will continue over the coming weeks and anyone with scrap to be collected can contact Ollie Colgan 087-9137608, Declan Rock or Padraig Seery 087-1699687.

Under 14
Clann na nGael under 14’s continued their impressive form in the league on Thursday last with a win over St. Brigid’s in Johnstown. Playing with a strong wind in the first half Clann registered some fine scores and built up a sizeable lead by half time. An early goal in the second half meant that Clann were able to hold off a comeback from St. Brigid’s and cool heads in the latter stages meant that Clann ran out convincing winners. Many fine individual performances added to what was a great team effort.

Under 12
Clann na nGael under 12’s started their league campaign this year in early May. This was after playing a number of challenge games in preparation for the league. The club is fielding 3 teams in the league this year, in Divisons 1, 3 and 5 respectively as all leagues are 11 a-side. In Division 1 there have been matches against Castlerea, St. Bridgid’s and Padraig Pearses. In Division 3 we have played St. Ciarán’s, Western Gaels, Elphin and Michael Glavey’s. In Division 5 we have had matches against St. Bridgid’s and Padraig Pearses. So far the campaign in all Divisions has been successful and the players are showing good levels of skill and endeavour. Training continues every Wed evening in Johnstown at 7.00pm.
U12 Panel 2012: Alex Francis, Michael Hanley, Seamus Henry, Oisin Lennon, Ruairi Lenehan, Paul Mc Manus, Calum O’Brien, Michael Griffin, Michael Mc Manus, Jack Mc Manus, Colm Lynch, Jason Conway, Darren Duff, Owen Fallon, Rory Forde, Robert Hardiman, Liam Donnelly, Michael Mc Manus, Sean Ryan, Sean Seery, Dylan Sumner, Mark Wall, Aaron Wall, Anthony Kelly, Joseph Burke, Oisin Rock, Adam Harney, Coman Lennon, Neill Macken, Shane Macken, David Pettit, Jack Griffin, Tommy Griffin, Cian Griffin, Tommy Bannon, Conor Costello, Conor Farrell, David Fortune.
All-Ireland Semi Finals
Clann na nGael hosted two All-Ireland under 14 girls semi finals in Johnstown on Saturday last. Cork won the first game against Armagh while Kerry overcame Donegal in the second semi final. The club would like to thank all those who helped out on the day.

Roscommon GAA Debate and launch of Members Draw
A host of the country’s leading football analysts will attend the Regency Hotel, Drumconrda, Dublin on Wednesday June 1st to help launch the Roscommon GAA Members Draw for 2011. RTÉ commentator Brian Carthy will chair a debate among Sunday Game Analyst and former Mayo All Star, Kevin McStay; former Roscommon All Star and TV3 pundit Paul Earley; former Dublin team manager Tommy Lyons and Sports Journalist, Roscommon man Donal Keenan . The panel will preview the 2011 Football Championship in all four provinces in a question and answer style format that is sure to provoke plenty of lively debate; there will also be some discussion on the local championships here in Roscommon. In addition current Roscommon senior panellists will be in attendance. The night will also feature the launch of the Roscommon GAA 2011 Draw, which this year includes a number of additional prizes. The night provides an ideal opportunity for all Roscommon folk in Dublin to purchase their draw tickets while at the same time enjoy a great night’s entertainment amongst some of the country’s top GAA analysts. Proceedings will commence at 8.30 and complimentary refreshments will be served. There is no cover charge and all are welcome.

Clár Cluichí
Friday 3rd June
Division 4 League Mid South: Fuerty v Clann na nGael in Fuerty at 8pm
Sunday 5th June
O’Rourke Cup Division 1 League: Clann na nGael v Kilbride at 2pm in Johnstown
Sunday 19th June
Senior Football Championship Round 3 Group A: Strokestown v Clann na nGael in Kiltoom at 1pm


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