(English) Clann na nGael Notes

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O’Rourke Cup
Clann na nGael 0-9 St Brigid’s 0-12
The Clann na nGael senior team entertained St Brigid’s in Johnstown on Saturday evening last. The large crowd present saw Clann dominate possession in the opening period. However the visitors went in at the break 0-7 to 0-5 up. St Brigid’s assumed control of the second half and ran out deserving winners. Clann never gave up, and probably could of got a share of the spoils with all the possession they had.
Team and scorers: Ronan O’Reilly 0-1, Seanie Walsh, Eugene Petit, Ray Fallon, Ronan Gavin, Dara Shine, Niall McManus 0-1, Brian Goode 0-1, Graham Petit, Emmet Rock, Alan Dunne 0-4, David Lennon 0-1, Colin Nicholson, Matt Scally 0-1, Ronan Killian. Sub: Mark Shine.

Minor League
Clann na nGael 3-11 Roscommon Gaels 3-10
The Clann na nGael minor team travelled to Lisnamult to take on Roscommon Gaels on Sunday last. The small Clann crowd present saw Clann get off to a a slow start as the home side led by 2-4 to 0-3 at the midway stage of the first half. Clann rallied in the latter stages of the half and helped by a Willie Shine goal Clann reduced the arrears to 4 points at the break, 2-8 to 1-7. The Clann lads tore into their opponents in the second half and worked their socks to reduce the arrears to 2 points with the game entering injury time. Clann were not going to accept a narrow defeat and a great team goal was finished to the back of the Gaels net by Emmet Kenny, to win the game for the lads. This was Clanns best performance in the league so far and all 16 players showed a level of tenacity that their opponents were unable to match.
Team: Arran Shine, Paddy Harney, James McManus, Shane Petit, Darragh Golden, Darragh Egan, Mark Connaughton, Rudhri McManus, Stephen Flynn, James Farrell, Emmet Kenny, Pierce Harney Nolan, Willie Shine, Darragh Petit, Rian McNamara. Subs: Martin Costello, John Finnerty, Fiachra Lennon.

Connacht U21 Final
The club would like to wish Cathal Duignan, Cathal Shine and Darragh Lennon all the best in the Connacht under 21 final against Galway this Saturday at 3pm in Pearse Stadium, Salthill.

Underage Training
Under 10 and under 8 training has commenced on Sunday mornings. Parents and players are reminded that the training time has changed to 10.15am.

Club Lotto
Last week’s numbers were 8, 16, 22, 23 and there was no winner of the jackpot. There were three ‘match 3’ winners each receiving €70: Joe Keegan c/o Donie Shine, Claire O’Neill c/o Naughton’s Garage, Mary Butler c/o Fran Nicholson. Next week’s draw will be in Shines and the jackpot will be €2,200.

Lotto Night Out
We have an appreciation night for everyone involved with the club lotto (Sellers and Draw Volunteers) on Friday 1st of April @ 8:30 in the Athlone Springs hotel. Pop along for a drink, some finger food and a chat. Please confirm your attendance by contacting Anne Shine or Thomas Lennon (087-6954382) on or before Wednesday 30th so we can have final numbers for the hotel. Past and present volunteers welcome.

GAA – Club Newsletter March 2011
The latest newsletter from Croke Park can now be viewed online.

  • Membership: Clann na nGael have now completed members and Insurance registration for 2011. Any outstanding membership fees should be paid to Padraig Seery ASAP.
  • Insurance: On property insurance, even though the clubhouse had fairly extensive damage in the recent bad weather, we did not reach the €4000 excess in damages, so the club has to pay for all repairs through its own fundraising activities.
  • Congress: An Chomhdháil Bhliantúil 2011 takes place this year in Mullingar, Westmeath from April 15-16. A full list of the proposed motions at the GAA Annual Congress 2011 can be found at www.gaa.ie. Any views or opinions can be emailed to Thomas Lennon, Club Secretary, to be in turn passed on to Roscommon County Board.

Torthaí/Results
Corrib Oil Division 1 League O Rourke Cup
Clann na nGael 0-9 St Brigids 0-12
Minor League
Clann na nGael 3-11 Roscommon Gaels 3-10

Clár Cluichí/Fixtures
Thursday 31st March
U14 Féile: Clann na nGael v St Ciarán’s at 6.45pm in Fuerty
Friday 1st April
U16 Division 3: Clann na nGael v St Ronan’s at 7pm in Johnstown
Saturday 2nd April
Tansey Cup: Clann na nGael v St Joseph’s at 7.30 pm in Johnstown
U21 Connacht Championship Final: Galway v Roscommon in Salthill at 3pm
Sunday 3rd April
Minor League: Clann na nGael v Castlerea at 12pm in Johnstown

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