(English) Clann na nGael Notes

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O’Rourke Cup
Clann na nGael 1-8 Castlerea 1-3
Eamon Harney got the Athlone Springs sponsored Clann na nGael senior team off to a winning start in the O’Rourke Cup league on Sunday with a workman-like win against Castlerea in Johnstown. In the first half, and playing against a stiff breeze, Clann found scores hard to come by. Enda Kenny drew first blood however when the Castlerea keeper was forced to pull off a fantastic save and parried the ball over the bar. There were wides from both sides before Castlerea scored their first point from a free after 23 minutes of play. Castlerea were awarded a penalty which they converted and they followed this up with a fine point from play to leave Clann facing half time four points adrift. Emmet Kenny was fouled in the square just before half time and Enda Kenny took the resulting penalty. The keeper again pulled off a great save but this time Enda followed up and slotted the ball to the net. Half time score Clann 1-1 Castlerea 1-2. Clann started the second half brightly and points from Mark Shine (free) and Cathal Shine edged them in front. Castlerea scored an equaliser from a free. Clann began to take control, and playing with the aid of the breeze Mark Shine slotted over a free and Jonathan Dunning scored from play. This pattern was repeated with two more points and Alan Dunne finished off the scoring with a fine individual point to leave five between them.
Clann na nGael team: Ronan O’Reilly; Liam Óg Naughton; Cathal Duignan; Ray Fallon; Ronan Gavin; Niall McManus; Sean Walshe; Brian Goode; Dara Shine; Alan Dunne (0-1); Mark Shine (0-3); Jonathan Dunning (0-2); Emmet Kenny; Cathal Shine (0-1); Enda Kenny (1-1).

Under 16
Clann na nGael Under 16s got off to a great start on Saturday. Our ‘A’ team travelled to Woodmount to play Padraic Pearses where we won on a scoreline of 4-7 to 1-6. Our ‘B’ team travelled to Tulsk at the same time and were also victorious on a scoreline of 3-5 to 3-4. Well done to both teams.

Club Supper Dance
Tickets still available for this year’s supper dance which will take place in Athlone Springs Hotel this Friday 9th March at 8pm. Music by Na Fianna. Tickets available at €25 from Liam Dunne 083-4166464, Harney’s SPAR, or any committee member.

Club Holiday
It’s time to start planning the holidays! This year’s club holiday will be in October. No destination has been chosen as of yet so anyone wishing to travel or with suggestions for the holiday should get their names in early to the committee: Mary Rock, Breda Dolan or Joe Fallon.

Club Lotto
Winning numbers drawn: 11; 15; 23; 24. No Jackpot winner. Next week’s jackpot €3,200 and the draw will be in The Mill.

Torthaí
O’Rourke Cup
Clann na nGael 1-8 Castlerea 1-3
Under 16 Division 1 League
Padraic Pearses 1-6 Clann na nGael (A) 4-7
Under 16 Division 3 League
Tulsk 3-4 Clann na nGael 3-5

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