Clann na nGael Notes

Senior Football Championship Round 1
Clann na nGael 3-9 St. Croan’s 2-12
Senior football championship draw experts did it again in Kiltoom on Saturday evening with a hard earned draw with St Croans in the first round of the championship. Clann started brightly and had three good points on the score board in the first 5 minutes Enda Kenny, Matt Scally and Donal Shine from a free. St Croans replied with a well taken point. St Croans then began to play with some belief and were awarded a penalty on 11 minuets which they converted to take the lead. Clann replied with a well taken Matt Scally goal following good work from Cathal Shine. Jonathan Dunning then scored a point before St Croans scores two more points. Matt scored another long range point before St Croans popped over five unanswered points to take control at half time.
St Croans started with the first score to lead by four points until Donal Shine was fouled in front of the goal to be awarded a penalty which he dispatched the back of the net. Donal then scored two long range points before Matt scored a great goal to leave Clann in control of the game. St Croans fought back but Ronan O Reilly was alert and pulled off a great save. At this point Clann were awarded a free out from the edge of the box. Strangely the referee then turned to David Flynn and awarded a red card which baffled the entire attendance. This turned the game on it’s head and St Croans began to take control. They scored a goal and a point to level the game before Jonathan Dunning replied with a point to edge Clann in front again. St Croans scored two points to take the lead as time added on approached. Donal Shine scored from a free outside the 50 mark to draw level and was just outside with another long range effort before the referee called time.
Clann now have a long wait for the next round which probably will not be played until August sometime. It was disappointing not to win a game which we were well capable of. We would still have to get a result from some of the other two games in our group and the lads behaved well to secure the draw, despite the bizarre sending off of David Flynn.
Clann Team: Ronan O’Reilly; Niall McManus; Cathal Duignan; Darragh Egan; Ronan Gavin; Sean Walshe; David Flynn; Garry Shine; Graham Pettit; Alan Dunne; Cathal Shine; Jonathan Dunning(0-2); Enda Kenny(0-1); Donal Shine(1-4); Matt Scally(2-2). Subs used: Brian Goode for Niall McManus, Ultan Harney for Garry Shine, Stephen Flynn for Alan Dunne, Emmet Rock for Enda Kenny.

Club Holiday
This year’s Club Holiday is to Lanzarote. Departing Sunday 14th October and returning Sunday 21st October. Full cost is €485 per person. Deposit of €100 is required immediately. Names and deposits must be with the committee before Wednesday 6th June. Contact Breda 086-8971409; Mary 087-7838966 or Alan 086-1697508. Book early as places are limited.

Senior Football Championship Round 1
Clann na nGael 3-9 St. Croan’s 2-12
Intermediate Football Championship
Clann na nGael B 0-7 St. Brigid’s B 1-11
Under 12 League Division 1
Clann na nGael 1-20 Castlerea 4-5

Clár Cluichí
Wednesday 30 May
Adult Football League Division 4 Mid-South: Clann na nGael v St Brigid’s in Johnstown at 8.30pm.
Saturday 2 June
Adult Football League Division 3: Clann na nGael V St Ronan’s in Johnstown at 7pm.
Sunday 3 June
Adult Football League Division 4 Mid-South: Kilbride V Clann na nGael in Kilbride at 12pm.


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