75th Anniversary Celebrations
Clann na nGael GAA Club will celebrate their 75th anniversary on Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th August. The celebrations will commence in Croke Park on Saturday morning when club members depart for Johnstown on a fund-raising cycle for the Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association (details below). Brendan Shine will provide the entertainment on Saturday night. Mass will be celebrated in the 3 churches on Sunday morning, followed by an afternoon of fun, games and entertainment for all the family, in and outside the clubhouse. The day will finish off will a recreation of the 1936 McCrann Cup between Clann na nGael and Caulry featuring players past and present from the club. All are welcome to join in the celebrations.
Preparations are well advanced for forthcoming cycle from Croke Park to Johnstown on Saturday 6th August. Registration for the cycle is still open and we welcome anyone willing to join in! Just contact Joe Fallon 086-8443408. Cyclists who raise €180 will receive a specially designed jersey. Anyone interested in going for a practice cycle reminded that a few cyclists depart Johnstown on Wednesday at 8pm and Sunday Morning at 10am.
Senior Team Manager
Following an executive meeting last Monday night, it was decided to end Dessie Dolan’s tenure as senior team manager. Clann na nGael would like to thank Dessie for his effort and commitment during his time as senior team manager. Anyone interested in applying for the post of senior team manger can contact Tom Lennon or Ollie Colgan.
Under 14 Championship
Clann na nGael 1–11 St. Brigid’s 1–2
Clann na nGael under 14s claimed top spot in their championship group following an impressive win over near neighbours St. Brigid’s on Thursday last. The Clann lads came out on top in a match that had a lot to offer in terms of entertainment. The first half was a tight affair with scores being exchanged throughout. A goal just before the break gave the Clann lads a huge boost which spurred them on to widen the gap between the sides in the second half. Some tremendous tackling and teamwork, characteristics of the under-14s play all year, were at the heart of this crucial win. The runners-up in Group A await Clann na nGael in the semi-final.
Team: Brandon Ryan; Damien Duff, Gary Nicholson, Luke Dolan, Niall Connaughton, Seán McManus, Kieran Connaughton; Eoin Hannon, Cathal Shields, Ciarán Lennon, David McManus, Darragh Lennon; Ian Naughton (Brian Hannon), Seán McManus, David Griffin. Subs: David Ward, Darragh Kildea, Peter Foley, David Finneran, Eoin Cunningham, Cian Mulvey, Patrick O’Brien, Lorcan Glynn, Colm Johnson, Kevin Kelly, Mark Maloney, Ronan McAlery.
Roscommon GAA Draw
The Club are currently selling tickets for the Roscommon G.A.A draw. The tickets are €100 and Clann must sell their quota to avoid paying for them as a club. Those interested can contact Tom Lennon.
Connaught Minor Championship
The club would like to congratulate the Roscommon minor team following their fine victory over Mayo last Sunday. The club was represented by Rudhrai McManus. Well done lads.
Parents are reminded that forms must be returned to managers as soon as possible. Camps are commencing on Monday 4th July. Anyone looking to take part in the camp can contact any member of the committee.
Clann na nGael Museum committee would appreciate any interesting memorabilia that any members might have for display in the museum for the upcoming 75th celebrations. All items will be lovingly cared for and returned on request to donor. Anyone willing to contribute to the museum can contact Tony Whyte or Peader Killian.
Wednesday 29th June
Division 1 League O’Rourke Cup: St Faithleachs v Clann na nGael in Ballyleague at 8pm
Friday 1st July
Junior A Football Championship Round 1: Clann na nGael v Oran in Ballyforan at 8pm
Saturday 2nd July
Junior B Championship Mid-South: Kilbride v Clann na nGael in Kilbride at 7pm