(English) Clann na nGael Notes

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Lotto
Numbers drawn 1, 13, 19, 26. No Jackpot winner. 1 Match 3 winner receiving €200: Malcolm O’Hanlon c/o Bernie Reilly. Next week’s jackpot will be €9,200 and the venue is The Athlone Springs Hotel.

Club Development Meeting
Important Club meeting on in Johnstown this Friday night at 9pm regarding development and fundraising. All are welcome to attend.

Senior Championship
For the Athlone Springs Hotel sponsored senior team it is turning into the Year of the Draws. Yet another exciting climax to a championship match involving Clann and with over 5 minutes of injury time again, hearts were in mouths before Johnny Dunning’s equaliser prevented Elphin getting across the line. Clann had several chances to win the match but will be happy to get a replay in the end. The team worked very hard and hopefully will get there just reward next Saturday evening.
Team: Ronan O’Reilly, Kenneth Dowling, Denis Gavin, Ray Fallon, Oliver Harney, David Flynn, Niall McManus, Gary Shine, Brian Goode, David Kelly, Jonathon Dunning 0-1, Donal Shine 0-6(3f), David Henry, Matt Scally 1-0, Mark Shine. Subs: Cathal Shine 0-1, Enda Kenny, David Lennon.

Minor Championship
Clann na nGael 4-12 Eire Og 0-4
The minors qualified for the County Semi-Final courtesy of a good win over Eire Og in Johnstown on Tuesday. Ground conditions were slippery after all the rain but Clann managed to produce some good football in spite of this. Darragh Lennon got the ball rolling with the first point from play and this was followed with points from Martin Lennon and John Harney before a Cathal Shine goal left Clann leading by five points. Eire Og then hit two quick points by the 22nd minute of the half to leave just three in it, while stout defending from Cathal Duignan, Andrew McNamara and Cormac Harney kept the Eire Og attack at bay before Clann hit a five minute scoring burst before half-time. Wing back Niall O’Connor scored two great points and impressive high fielding by Cathal Shine set Darragh Lennon up for another point. Owen Connaughton finished a good passing move over the bar before Cathal Shine wrapped up first half proceedings with another goal. Half-time Clann 2-7 Eire Og 0-3. Two more points from Darragh Lennon gave Clann further breathing space before Donal Beirne volleyed a Martin Lennon centre passed the Eire Og Goalkeeper. There were further points from Cathal Cunniffe and Cathal Shine before the latter completed his hat-trick of goals with a fine finish. Clann will have to improve if they are to get the better of Roscommon Gaels in the Semi-Final but it was still a fine display for there first competitive outing in weeks.
Team: Cathal Hannon, Keith Kildea, Kevin Naughton, Cathal Duignan, Niall O’Connor 0-2, Cormac Harney, Andrew McNamara, John Harney 0-1, Daniel Qualter, Owen Connaughton 0-1, Cathal Shine 3-2, Darragh Lennon 0-4(1f), Martin Lennon 0-1, Cathal Cunniffe 0-1, Donal Beirne 1-0. Subs: Thomas Keogh, Emmet Higgins, Emmet Kenny, Neil Harney

Under Age News
The Connaughton’s of Clonark sponsored U-12 Division 1 lads topped their championship group over the weekend by beating both Castlerea and Western Gaels.

Results over the weekend
Friday 29th, U-12 Division 1 Championship, Clann na nGael 5-10 Castlerea 0-4,
Saturday 30th , Senior Championship, Clann na nGael 1-08 Elphin 0-11
Sunday 31st, U-12 Division 1 Championship, Clann na nGael 3-9 Western Gaels 1-4,
Sunday 31st, U-16 League, Clann na nGael 2-13 St Brigids 1-8.

Fixtures
Saturday 6th September, Senior Championship, Clann na nGael v Elphin in Hyde Park at 6pm
Sunday 7th September, Junior A Championship, Clann na nGael v Kilglass Gaels in Ballyleague at 1pm
Tuesday 2nd September, Minor Championship, Clann na nGael v Eire Og in Johnstown at 7pm.

Ladies Fixtures
Wednesday 3rd September, U-16 Division 1 Championship, Clann na nGael v Four Roads in Johnstown at 6.45pm
Wednesday 3rd September, U-12 Division 1 Championship, Clann na nGael v Padraig Pearses in Woodmount at 7pm.
Thursday 4th September, U-12 Division 3 Championship, Clann na nGael v St Brigids in Kiltoom at 7pm.

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