Junior A Championship
Clann na nGael 0-16 Castlerea 0-11
The Clann na nGael Junior A team, sponsored by Kathleen Brennan Home Bakery, recorded their first win of the championship at a damp Johnstown on Saturday evening last. Clann’s opponents were in the hunt right up to final throngs of the game, but a blistering final 5 minutes pushed the home side over the line. Clann were best served by Ollie Harney, John Harney, Emmet Kenny and Darragh Petit.
Team: Cathal Hannon, Derek Egan, Daniel Harney, Ollie Harney, Eddie McLoughlin, John Harney, Niall Shine, David O’Neill, Liam Óg Naughten, Andy Carbery, Darragh Lennon, Darragh Petit, Niall Lennon, David Kelly, Emmet Kenny. Subs: Stephen Flynn, Darragh Egan.
Under 14 Championship
Clann na nGael U-14s ended their Championship campaign in disappointing fashion last Sunday, losing out in the County Final to a very strong St. Ciaran’s team. Ballyforan was the location for what turned out to be an exciting game, despite the challenging conditions. St. Ciaran’s started the game the stronger, and put the Clann team under tremendous pressure all over the field. An early goal for St. Ciaran’s made the task at hand even more difficult, as Clann faced into the second half five points down, after having played with a strong breeze. To their great credit, Clann na nGael battled impressively in the second half, showing spirit that has been a characteristic of their play throughout the year. However, St. Ciaran’s ability to deal with the conditions meant they were able to tap on some impressive scores to put the game beyond Clann’s reach, and ran out deserving winners in the end. The Clann lads can be very proud of their performances throughout the year, in particular a fantastic victory in the semi-final against St. Dominic’s last Tuesday evening. Clann will now look to the semi-final of the league in which they hope to make up for last Sunday’s defeat.
Team: Brandon Ryan; Damien Duff, Gary Nicholson, Luke Dolan; Niall Connaughton, Seán McManus, Kieran Connaughton; Eoin Hannon, Cathal Shields; David Griffin, David McManus, Darragh Lennon; Ian Naughton, Ciarán Lennon, Seán McManus. Subs: Seán Fallon, Eoin O’Neill, Brian Hannon, David Ward, Patrick O’Brien, Peter Foley, David Finneran, Eoin Cunningham, Cian Mulvey, Lorcan Glynn, Colm Johnson, Darragh Kildea, Mark Maloney, Ronan McAlery. Kevin Kelly.
Connacht Minor Success
The Club would like to congratulate Rudhri McManus following the Roscommon win over Galway in the Connacht minor final. Well done!
Last weeks numbers were 5, 8, 15, 17 and there was no winner of the jackpot. There were 5 ‘match 3’ winners each receiving €40. Next weeks jackpot will be €3,800 and the draw is in the Athlone Springs Hotel
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.
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.
Wednesday 20th July
Division 3 Tansey Cup: Elphin B v Clann na nGael B at 8pm