Clann na nGael Notes

O’Rourke Cup
Clann na nGael 3-6 Boyle 0-8
The Clann na nGael Athlone Springs Hotel senior team returned to winning ways with a win over Boyle on Tuesday evening last, in Johnstown. Clann were in sizzling form from the start as Ronan Gavin rattled the back of the net, before the Scoreboard had a chance to warm up. Clann continued their onslaught and goals from Enda Kenny and Seanie Walsh set Clann up for a comfortable half time lead. The second half was a scrappy affair, but the lads held their nerve to record a deserved win. The win moves Clann up into a mid table position and in with a chance of making the league play-offs.
Team: Colin Nicholson, Derek Egan, Brian Goode, Ray Fallon, Niall McManus, Darragh Shine, Cathal Duignan, Gary Shine, Graham Petit, Seanie Walsh, Darragh Lennon, Enda Kenny, Ronan Gavin, Matt Scally, Darragh Petit. Subs: Stevie Flynn, Emmet Kenny, Darragh Egan, Alan Dunne, Emmet Rock.

Under 16 Championship
Clann na nGael 2-12 St. Brigid’s 3-3
The Clann na nGael under 16 team took on our near rivals St. Brigid’s in Johnstown on Friday evening last in their second outing in the championship. St. Brigid’s were first to work the scoreboard with a point, but points from Rian McNamara and Ultan Harney put Clann in a lead that they would never lose. Clann continued to play some fine football and led by 2-8 to 2-2 at the break. Clann once again dominated the second half and despite some late pressure from St. Brigid’s, Clann ran out winners in the end.
Team and scorers: Shane Scally, Arran O’Reilly, Paddy Harney, Martin Costello, Jack Connaughton, Shane Pettit, Martin Flannery 0-1, Arran Shine, Ultan Harney 0-2, David Connaughton, Malcom O’Hanlon, Shane Lacey 1-2, Cathal Callinan 0-1, Killian Bannon, Rian McNamara 1-6. Subs: Cian McManus, Jamie Fahy, Fergal Lennon.

Under 12 League
Training continues every Wednesday evening at 7.00pm sharp in Johnstown for all U-12s. The Roscommon U-12 Early Summer League has just recently finished. Clann fielded 3 teams in the league, in Divisions 1, 3 and 5 respectively. The idea behind fielding 3 teams was to get as much football as possible for all the players involved and to try to improve all the basic skills. This proved successful as all the players have shown a great improvement. Clann finished joint second in Division 1 on 10 points after 7 games. In Division 3, Clann finished third in the group on 8 points after 6 games and in Division 5, Clann finished second in the group on 10 points after 7 games. The second part of the league will commence on either the first or second weekend in August. In the period in between Clann will continue to play challenge games.
Clann na nGael U-12 Panel 2011: Alex Francis, Michael Hanley, Seamus Henry, Oisín Lennon, Ruairi Lenehan, Paul McManus, Calum O’Brien, Michael Griffin, Michael McManus, Jack McManus, Colm Lynch, Jason Conway, Darren Duff, Owen Fallon, Rory Forde, Robert Hardiman, Liam Donnelly, Michael McManus, Sean Ryan, Sean Seery, Dylan Sumner, Mark Wall, Aaron Wall, Anthony Kelly, Joseph Burke, Oisín 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.

Connacht Final
The club would like to wish the Roscommon teams the best of luck in the Connacht Finals on Sunday. Clann are represented on the senior team, who will take on Mayo, by Donie Shine and Jonathon Dunning on the panel. Rudhrai Mc Manus is part of the Roscommon minor panel who take on Galway in the minor final. Best of luck lads.

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.

Fund-raising Cycle
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.

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.

Roscommon County Draw
Want 3 chances to win thousands of Euro? There will be three draws, July, September and October. First Prize in the July and September draws is €10000 and a top prize of €25000 for the October Draw. The club must reach its quota otherwise there will be serious financial implications for the club as it has an obligation to help fundraise the county team efforts. If you are interested in a ticket for the draw or can help sell tickets for the club, Please contact Tom on 0876954382 or enter online at Just make sure to credit Clann na nGael as your club.

Adult Football League Division 1 (O’Rourke Cup)
Clann na nGael 3-6 Boyle 0-8
Under 16 Championship
Clann na nGael 2-12 St. Brigid’s 3-3

Clár Cluiochí
Saturday 16th July
Junior A Championship: Clann na nGael v Castlerea at 7pm


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