Clann Notes - 19/9/22
Tony Rock RIP
It is with deep regret and sadness that Clann na Gael advise of the sad passing of Tony Rock.
Tony (Cornafulla) who passed away in Croydon, UK, was right half back on the 1970 County Championship winning Clann na nGael team.
Tony, a pupil of Cornafulla NS, and St Aloysius college, studied Civil engineering in UCG. Tony was from a family steeped in Clann tradition and he won a Connacht Minor title with Roscommon in 1965. Four years later he was on the Roscommon u21 side who also won Connacht and were beaten by one point by Antrim in the 1969 All Ireland Final.
After County final success with Clann in 1970, his career took Tony to the UK, where he remained through his life. Always a Cornafulla and Clann man, Tony achieved much in a short football career.
Clann na nGael extends our deepest sympathies to his family and friends. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dilis.
Junior Ladies v St. Faithleachs
Atrocious weather welcomed the Clann na nGael Junior team when the travelled to Ballyleague to face St. Faithleachs this Sunday morning. The Clann Juniors knew they would have a tough Challenge against last years Junior “B” finalists but this team have grown stronger with every game they have played and were not deterred by the challenge.
In tough conditions, both teams struggled with the ball slipping on the wet surface and St. Faithleachs opened the scoring against the run of play. The Clann ladies then started making the most of their chances to score 3-02 unanswered and head into half time with a lead they were not willing to surrender.
After the brief relief from the rain, the girls emerged for the second half looking to continue where they left off. The hosts put two quick goals in the back of the Clann net early on but this seemed to spark the Clann Juniors back into life and they took hold of the game to fire home a very impressive 6-04 in the second half. Final score in Ballyleague St. Faithleachs 2-02, Clann na nGael 9-06. Next up for the junior team is an away semi final on the 9th October.
Senior Ladies v St. Dominic’s
It took all the way to Round 6 of the Senior Ladies Championship for Clann na nGael to play their first home and they welcomed recently promoted St. Dominic’s to Johnstown. Without several influential players, Clann’s strength in depth ensured scores were not going to be conceded too easily in St. Dominic’s first championship visit to Johnstown.
The home team, led out by Captain Orla O’Neill, started with the intensity and pace that opposing teams continue to struggle to contain. Some sublime finishing saw the home team dominate the first half and go in at the half time break with a healthy 3-06 to 0-05 lead.
St. Dominic’s enjoyed a purple patch at the start of the second half but could not match their hosts who continued to outscore to finish with a 15-point lead to remain unbeaten and cement their place at the top of the table.
Next up is the final round of the Championship and a home game against Kilglass Gales / Kilmore on Sunday 18th September before preparations commence for the Semi Finals which are now due to take place on the 9th October.
Clann Lotto Winner
Congratulations to Padraig Kelly, Curraghaleen who this evening won the Clann lotto jackpot of €2,200. Winning numbers were 3, 6, 11, 23.
Congratulations also to the winning ticket seller James Curley.
Well done to Padraig and James!