Match Report – Junior Ladies Football – Clann na nGael vs Duleek/Bellewstown

Clann na nGael 6-14 Duleek/Bellewstown 2-05

Clann na nGael made it 3 from 3 with an impressive win over Duleek Bellewstown in very difficult wet conditions in Rathcairn this evening.

Louise O Connor pointed the 1st score of the game from a free in the 3rd minute, the visitors opened their score with a point from a free also. The visitors started well in the 1st quarter scoring 2 goals, but Clann na nGael girls found their feet and Louise O Connor scored another point from a free followed by her 1st goal of the game. She quickly followed with another goal and 2 more points, with Orlagh Lally working well in the middle of the field along with Shauna Tully and Nicole Kelly. Orlagh Lally scored an impressive point to leave the home side doing well, when Louise O Connor found the net just before half time to leave the home side ahead at half time.

The 2nd half started well for the Clann na nGael girls when Nicole Kelly broke through and scored her 1st point in the 1st minute and she followed it with another a couple of minutes later. The home side dominated the 1st quarter which saw Orlagh Lally and Nicole Kelly both scoring successive goals. Duleek Bellewstown regained themselves and scored their 1st point of the half followed by another from a free. The home side worked very well together with the back line of Ruth Sherlock, Caitlin Hamilton & Jennifer Cole causing problems for the opposition. The forwards supported each other well and with Laura Collins, Nicola Darby & Amy Collins in flying form the Clann na nGael girls added a further 7 points with Louise O Connor getting the 6th goal after having several goal attempts saved by the the excellent Duleek Bellewstown keeper. The visitors added a further 2 points.

Well done to both teams in tough conditions.

Clann Na nGael: 1 Ciara McLoughlin, 2 Jennifer Cole, 3 Ruth Sherlock, 4 Caitlin Hamilton, 5 Martha Reidy, 6 Niamh Brogan, 7 Ellen Kate Markey, 8 Nicole Kelly(1-2), 9 Orlagh Lally(1-3), 10 Laura Collins, 11 Shauna Tully(0-2), 12 Nicola Darby, 13 Aoife Finnegan, 14 Louise O Connor(4-6), 15 Laura Lally. Subs Amy Collins(0-1) for L Lally, Laura Lally for N Brogan

Match Report – Junior Ladies Football – Moylagh vs Clann na nGael

Moylagh 0-11 Clann na nGael 4-7

Clann Na nGael made it 2 from 2 with a hard fought win over Moylagh this evening in Moylagh.

Clann Na nGael opened the score with a point from Louise O’Connor in the 2nd minute, Orla Lally followed with a 2nd shortly after, Moylagh opened their score with a free in the 6th minute, Louise O’ Connor pointed again for Clann Na nGael midway through the half. Moylagh took over and scored 5 unanswered points from play dominating the 2nd quarter, just before half time Louise O Connor scored the 1st goal of the game, followed by a point from Moylagh putting the home side ahead by a single point at half time, 1-3 to 0-7.

Moylagh started stronger in the 2nd half by opening the score with a point in the 3rd minute, as with last weeks match Louise O Connor scored a point from play followed by her 2nd goal. Clann na nGael’s 5th point came from a free taken by Laura Gilsenan. Moylagh again dominated the game and scored 3 points in succession. They were unlucky to lose their No. 14 due to injury and along with a strong performance from Ruth Sherlock & Caitlin Hamilton in the back line encouraged the visitors. With 5 minutes to go Laura Lally, making her debut for Clann Na nGael, scored a superb point from play, which spurred Clann Na nGael on. Louise O Connor followed with a point and ended the game with a goal in the 26th minute. With a minute to go Moylagh lost their 2nd girl with an injury following an awkward fall. As medical assistance was needed both sides agreed with the ref who blew full time.

Many thanks to Moylagh for the welcomed refreshments after the game.

Clann Na nGael: 1 Ciara McLoughlin, 2 Jennifer Cole, 3 Ruth Sherlock, 4 Caitlin Hamilton, 5 Martha Reidy, 6 Niamh Brogan, 7 Ellen Kate Markey, 8 Laura Gilsenan(0-1), 9 Orla Lally (0-1), 10 Nicole Kelly, 11 Shauna Tully, 12 Karen Fenton, 13 Aoife Finnegan, 14 Louise O’Connor (4-4), 15 Laura Lally (0-1), Sub Nicola Darby for  K Fenton

Match Report – Junior Ladies Football – Clann na nGael vs Ballivor

Clann na nGael 3-9 vs 1-6 Ballivor

Clann Na nGael came away tonight with a strong performance – convincing winners over Ballivor this evening. It was a game of 2 halves with Clann Na nGael dominating the 1st half, but Ballivor made a strong comeback in the 2nd half. Louise O Connor found the net shortly after kick off following a free in the back line, the 2nd goal came in the 10th minute followed by points from Louise O Connor (2), Orla McLoughlin (1), and Nicole Kelly (1). Laura Gilsenan followed with 3 points from frees. Ballivor strengthened in the later part of the 1st half with 2 points from play in the 27th & 29th minute.

The opening fifteen minutes of the second half was dominated by Ballivor who scored 3 unanswered points. Clann Na nGael eventually found the net with Louise O Connor having 2 earlier attempts saved by the Ballivor goal keeper, Ballivor then scored another point followed by a goal. 2 more points followed by Clann Na nGael’s Laura Gilsenan and Louise O Connor, unfortunately Ballivor finished the game with 14 players as a player saw red and Clann na nGael had enough to get over the line and seal an opening win.

Clann Na nGael: 1 Ciara McLoughlin, 2 Kate Smith, 3 Ruth Sherlock, 4 Caitlin Hamilton, 5 Martha Reidy, 6 Keelan O Connor, 7 Helena Garry, 8 Cailin McDonagh, 9 Orla McLoughlin, 10 Shauna Tully, 11 Laura Gilsenan, 12 Nicole Kelly, 13 Aoife Finnegan, 14 Louise O Connor, 15 Ellen Kate Markey, Subs Karen Fenton on for E K Markey, Lauren Geraghty on for N Kelly, Laura Lally on for A Finnegan.


Match Report – Junior B League – Clann na nGael vs Carnaross

Clann Na nGael 2 – 9  Carnaross 2 -4

Clann na nGael got back into contention in Division 4 of the B league with this hard fought win over Carnaross in Rathcairn on Tuesday. Gerry Sullivan and Karl Kelly stood out in defence while the Garry brothers at midfield had solid games. Kenny Connell at full forward scored 2-3 from play while the Clann na nGael half forward line did well throughout the game. Clann na nGael led from start to finish but with 10 minutes left, and his side trailing by 8 points, Ollie Murphy, who lined up at half back, scored a goal to give his side a glimmer of hope. Carnaross had some late chances of goals but, with Sullivan in particular good form at full back, Clann na nGael held out.

Clann na nGael: C Gavigan, A Farrell, G Sullivan, P Seoighe, A Doherty, C Kelly, P Tiernan (0-1)  Peter Garry (0-1), Philip Garry, J Herring (0-1),  C Griffen, C Ennis (0-1), D Tuite, K O Connell (2 – 3) S McDonncha. Subs: A Ryan (0-2) for McDonncha, C Mac Eanaí for K O Connell, L Brogan for A Farrell.

Match Report – Meath Minor Football League Division 4 Final

Clann na nGael 2-17 Killary Emmets 1-12

Killary Emmets got off to the perfect start in this Division 4 Minor League Final in sunny Páirc Tailteann Tuesday evening leading by  a goal and 3 points to no score after 10  minutes.

Full forward Mark Kelly and corner forward Paul Bellew were proving a real handful for the Clann na nGael backs as the Athboy/Rathcairn lads found it very hard to settle.

Clann needed a score badly after some wayward shooting for goal which they finally got after a good passing move saw Conor Hayes beat his man and fire to the net after 10 minutes.

Clann na nGael added scores through Conor Fenton, a point from Hayes, and 2 from Cian Swaine to draw the sides level with 5 minutes left in the half. Killary responded with Mark Kelly kicking  some great scores to leave the half time score Clann na nGael  1-5  Killary Emmets 1-8.

At half time Clann na nGael brought on Sub. Darragh Swaine and this proved decisive as Swain scored 1-5 from play in a great second half surge.

The tone for the second half was set by the Athboy/Rathcairn lads midfielders as Rory Tuite and Cian Swaine surged forward for scores. Conor Hayes was proving hard to mark for the Killary backs and also added scores.The decisive goal from the younger Swaine was a well worked team effort which saw the second half sub fire low to the net with 10 minutes remaining. Killary responded with 2 points to again cut the lead back to a goal but with Darragh Swaine firing over points off right and left foot  the Athboy/Rathcairn lads won out a high scoring encounter 2-17 to 1-12.

Clann na nGael : E O’Griofa, C Kelly, L Brogan, P Bird, R McManus, J Kelly, J Farrell, D O’Donnachada, C Swaine (0-4), C Fenton (0-1), C O’Griofa, D Hand (0-1), B Renehan, R Tuite (0-2), C Hayes (1-4). Subs D Swaine (1-5), Joe Cully, K Swaine, C Ivers, G KellyS Faherty

Match Report – Clann na nGael Juniors vs St Peter’s, Dunboyne

Clann na nGael 0-12 St. Peter’s Dunboyne 0-12

The wind had a big influence on this junior championship match played in heavy conditions in Summerhill Sunday. Clann enjoyed the better start with Eamonn o Donnachada a constant threat with his runs from deep and Aaron Ennis in good form on frees. They lead by 9 points to 5 just before half time when Luke Swaine had a great goal chance but it was saved and Dunboyne went in at the half only 5 points behind 9 to 5 with the advantage of the wind to come in the second half.

Dunboyne centre forward Ger Robinson was the main scoring threat in the second half and some good long range scores saw the Clann lead ebb away. Aaron Ennis kept the score board ticking over with some good frees as the Athboy/Rathcairn fought to hold their lead. Dunboyne finally reeled them in just as the half hour was up. Both sides had chances in the 3 minutes of extra time that referee Jason Plunkett played but in the end a draw was the outcome and a fair result on the day.

Clann na nGael: P Garry, C Kelly , D Kelly, P Tiernan (0-1) T Whelehan,  G Geraghty , B Duffy, A Ennis(0-5) , J Shaw(0-1), E o  Donnachada (0-3), D o Griofa, L Swaine, G Hanley(0-1) , C o Griofa, D Brogan (0-1) Subs: M Priest , C o Griofa, R Tuite