Clann na nGael 1-18 Castlerea 2-8
Athlone Springs sponsored Clann na nGael senior team finished off the group stages of the senior championship with an emphatic victory over Castlerea to finish top of the group. Played in Johnstown in near perfect conditions it was the visitors who settled first when Nigel Dineen slotted over their first point. The same player followed up this with a well taken goal before Darren McDermot and Noel Curran kicked two more points. Clann were looking shaky in the early stages. Mark Shine settled them with a point however but Nigel Dineen fisted over for his second point to leave Clann trailing by six points again. Donie Shine pointed a free, Ronan Gavin fisted a great point and Cathal Shine fisted over another. Cathal kicked over another fine point before Jonathan Dunning reduced the gap to a single point with a fine point. Castlerea responded with a cracking goal by Noel Curran when he found space on the thirteen meter line. Alan Dunne kicked over a twenty meter free, before Cathal Shine received a long pass from Graham Pettit and levelled the game with a stunner of a goal. Castlerea replied with a point from Enda Kenny. Clann finished the first half the stronger though and points from Alan Dunne (2), Donie Shine, Enda Kenny and Matt Scally left the home side 1-12 to 2-5 ahead at the interval.
The second half started slower and Alan Dunne and Castlerea’s Enda Kenny traded points. Jonathan Dunning and Ronan Curran traded two more points before Alan Dunne and Nigel Dineen traded two more points. Clann still led by four. Castlerea piled on the pressure but the Clann defence was not giving anything away. Jonathan Dunning and Alan Dunne kicked two more Clann points and Donie Shine finished off proceedings sending a long range free over the bar to leave the home support satisfied with a good weekend.
This rounded off a great weekend for the club with our first and second teams both straight into the quarter finals of their championships, the draw for which takes place on Sunday 2nd September at 6pm.
Clann na nGael team: Ronan O’Reilly; Niall McManus; Brian Goode; Darragh Egan; Ronan Gavin (0-1); Sean Walshe; Cathal Duignan; Donie Shine (0-3); Graham Pettit; Alan Dunne (0-6); Mark Shine (0-1); Matt Scally (0-1); Enda Kenny (0-1); Cathal Shine (1-2); Jonathan Dunning (0-3). Subs: Stephen Flynn (for B. Goode); David Flynn (for D. Egan); Ultan Harney (for (E. Kenny); Colin Nicholson (for C. Shine); Dara Shine (for M. Scally).
Clann na nGael earned a quarter final slot, by finishing second in their group, following a dramatic draw in Coothall on Saturday evening.
Team: Joe Fallon; Ray Fallon; Eugene Pettit; Daniel Harney; Niall Shine; Liam Óg Naughten; Derrek Egan; John Harney; David Kelly; Rory McManus; David Henry; Phelim Lenihan; Ian Cooney; Darragh Lennon; Darragh Pettit. Subs used: Mark Connaughton; Niall Harney; Shane Gavin
Clann na nGael would like to thank Eamon O’Rourke of O’Rourke Fireplaces, Glasson who have agreed to a sponsorship deal with us for the coming years.
Senior Football Championship – Group C
Clann na nGael 1-18 Castlerea St. Kevin’s 2-8
Intermediate Football Championship – Group A
St. Michael’s 1-10 Clann na nGael B 1-10
Under 14 Championship
Clann na nGael 4-8 Pádraig Pearse’s 3-10
Clann na nGael 3-14 Roscommon Gaels 0-9
Tuesday 21 August
Under 16 Championship semi final: Clann na nGael v Padraic Pearses TBC
Friday 24 August
Mid South Junior B Football Championship: St. Dominic’s v Clann na nGael in Knockcroghery at 7.15pm
New club gear is now available: polo shirt €25, hoodie €30, rain jacket €35. All are available in XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL etc. Gear on display in the clubhouse on Tuesdays and Fridays at 8pm and on Sunday mornings at 11am. Orders can be placed with Patricia 086-3512759 or with Ollie. Get in style – get the gear! Get togged out for the quarter finals!
|Polo Shirt €25
|Rain Jacket €35
|Rain Jacket €35