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Monday, 27 October 2008

Clann na nGael U-12s Photos

Clann na nGael Ladies Under 12 Team who recently defeated St Brigid's in Roscommon U-12 Division 1 Final.

Pictures show team with management Kevin Naughton, Peter Shine and Cathriona Meehan.
Also shows the Team Captain being presented with Cup by County Board Chairman Martin McDermott.

Clann na nGael Notes

The Late Tom Brien
The Club was deeply saddened and shocked to hear of the sudden passing of Tom Brien (Clann na nGael President) of Creggane. Tom who was actively involved with the club for countless years was a hard worker and a loyal club man. His humour and brilliant wit will be sorely missed. He was involved in many teams over the years and along with his brother John were the heart of the club. The Club would like to extend their condolences to all his extended family and friends. Ar Dheis De go raibh a ainm.

The O'Gara Cup Final Replay which was postponed due to the Kilbride Pitch being unplayable last Saturday is refixed for this Wednesday 29th October at 8pm in Ballyforan. Clann will also commence the U21 championship against Castlerea next Sunday 2nd November in Johnstown at 1.30pm.

Congratulations to Ray and Denise Fallon on their new arrival Baby Eanna in recent weeks. A left corner back of the future.

Ladies U12 Division 1 Final Replay
Clann na nGael 2-6 St Brigids 2-5
This was another wonderful advertisement for Ladies Football and once again again it went down to the wire but Clann just got over the line with St Brigids hitting the upright with the last kick off the game. The Clann girls played particularly well in the second half against the wind with the defence in excellent form. Amid great excitement Captain Ciara Costello received the Cup from County Board Chairman Martin McDermott on behalf of the team.
The Club would like to thank all that helped out in Johnstown over both weekends with refreshments, bonfires and presentations, all the parents for all their co-operation over a long year and the girls for their dedication and enthusiasm.
It’s the 2nd U-12 title in a row and also the 3rd time in the club's history (2000, 2002 and 2008) where they have completed the U-12 double in the same year with twins Cian and Saoirse McManus and their cousins Killian and Shauna Bannon making it a exiting few weeks for their families.
Team: Carol Griffin, Orla Ward, Ciara Costello (C), Grainne O’Neill, Shauna Connell, Sarah O’Sullivan, Ciara Connaughton, Ciara Quinn, Aoibhin Golden, Ruth McManus, Marissa Murray, Saoirse McManus, Therese Lennon, Shauna Bannon, Nicole Meehan.
Subs: Lisa Dolan, Hazel Menton, Kirsty Warby, Orlagh Shine, Eimear Hannon, Audrey Harney-Nolan, Aoife Fallon, Kirsten McCormack, Lauren Walker, Niamh Quinn, Caragh Reilly, Yvonne Harney, Lauren McDonnell.

Ladies U-16 Division 1 Final
Clann v Strokestown is now fixed for Sunday 2nd November. The last time these two teams played in early August, Strokestown had a comfortable win but the Clann girls have gained a lot of experience and confidence since so a good game is expected.

Ladies Minor Championship
Clann na nGael 3-4 Four Roads 5-6

Sunday, 26 October 2008

Newsletter - Sunday 26th October

Drum Mass Intentions
Saturday 25th 8pm: Jim & Mary Ward & deceased family members, Gorrynagowna
Sunday 26th 10am: Kathleen & Peter Watson, Kilmacormack
Monday 27th 10am: Ronan Mulligan, Taylorstown
Wednesday 29th 7pm: Annie & John McManus and Joe Nolan, Nure
Thursday 30th 7pm: Johnny Dunning Jnr., Ardkeenan
Friday 31st 10.30am: Kielty Station Mass: Stacey & David Warby
Friday 31st 8pm: Michael Carr, Kilteevan and formerly of Newtown
Saturday 1st November 10am: Gemma Henry, Clonellan
Saturday 1st 8pm: John McManus, Johnstown
Sunday 2nd 10am: Mass for the Faithful Departed
Sunday 2nd 10.45am: Rosary in Drum Cemetery

Clonown Mass Intentions
Sunday 26th 11am: Laurence (Goss) & Rosie Shine and deceased family members
Saturday 1st November 11am: Delia, Laurence & Michael Shine, Curnaboll
Sunday 2nd 11am: Mass

Saturday 1st November - Holy Day of Obligation - All Saints
Mass Times:
Ss. Peter & Paul's Church - Vigil Mass Friday 6.30pm; Saturday 9am, 10.30am, 12noon, 6.30pm
Drum - Vigil Mass Friday 8pm; Saturday 10am
Clonown - Saturday 11am

Drum Apostolic Branch
Coffee morning, mission display, cake sale, gift sets and knitwear in Drum Parish Hall on Sunday 2nd November after the Rosary in the Cemetery at 10.45am. Supporting our own missionaries at work in foreign countries. Your support would be greatly appreciated.

November Envelopes & Lists
Are available at the back of the churches for those who wish to have their deceased relatives and friends prayed for during the month of November.

Drum Halloween Bingo
This Friday night, 31st October, beginning at 8.30pm. Doors open at 8pm. Halloween bracks to be won in every game - 24 in total! Almost €2000 in prizes to be won every week.

Sunday, 19 October 2008

Newsletter - Sunday 19th October

Drum Mass Intentions
Saturday 18th 8pm: Kate, Michael & Kieran Dunning, Drumlosh
Sunday 19th 10am: Martin McManus, Clonrulla
Tuesday 21st 7pm: Anthony McManus, Ardnanure
Wednesday 22nd 7pm: Patrick Caulfield, Summerhill
Thursday 23rd 7pm: Crannaghmore Station Mass: Breege & Tom O'Connor
Friday 24th 7pm: Tommy Murray, Ardkeenan (1st anniversary)
Friday 24th 8pm: Taylorstown Station Mass: Tony & Orla Flannery
Saturday 25th 10am: Johnstown, Nure & Drivera Station Mass: Matt & Jenny Shine
Saturday 25th 8pm: Jim & Mary Ward & deceased family members, Gorrynagowna
Sunday 26th 10am: Kathleen & Peter Watson, Kilmacormack

Clonown Mass Intentions
Sunday 19th 11am: Kate Dunning & deceased family members
Sunday 26th 11am: Laurence (Goss) & Rosie Shine and deceased family members

Thank You
Midland Simon Community would like to thank most sincerely all who supported their recent Coffee Morning. A total of €1200 was collected. Your generosity is greatly appreciated. A special word of thanks to Fr. John Coughlan for hosting the Coffee Morning.

Basic Food, Nutrition & Cookery Classes
Fetac Level 3 course in Monksland Community Centre, starting this Thursday from 10am - 12.30pm. Course will run for 25 weeks free of charge. Call 090-6634189 for more details.

Wednesday, 15 October 2008

Roscommon Carers Association

Roscommon Carers Association Support Group Meeting in Spells Pub, Ballaghadareen (across from the Church) on 23 rd October 08 at 2.00pm and in Hannons Hotel, Roscommon Town on 23rd October 08 at 8.00pm

Speaker on the night Mary Larkin who will speak to us on how Carers should take care of their own health.

The Roscommon Carers Association Christmas Party this year is an overnight in the Allingham Arms Hotel, Bundoran, Co. Donegal. Leaving Roscommon on 1st November 08 and returning on Sunday 2nd November. This will cost carers €75.00 and non carers €100.00. Transport provided. This event is part funded by the Roscommon Mini Marathon.

A bus will set our from Athlone on the 1st Aprox 11am and return Sunday evening. Price includes: over night accomodation, evening meal, and live music on the night withRobert Mizzell.

We have to have 50 people going before this weekend can go ahead but we can have more than 50. The cost of this event is €100.00 per person sharing. The Carers Association will take the cost of the Bus Hire. Carers will have a discount of €25.00 so if you are a carer and we have 50 people attending, the cost to carers will be €75.00 and non Carers will be €100.00. I need bookings immediately so that I can confirm my booking with the hotel. I am asking everybody who wishes to attend to send me their details with a €25.00 deposit to secure your place.

The bus will be leaving from the Athlone side of the county at aprox 11am and we should be reaching our destination aprox 2pm where we will have soup and sandwiches on arrival (Carers Association will be taking this cost). You will have time to yourselves. We will all meet for dinner
at aprox 8pm and afterwards we can go dancing if we so wish. All is included in the price.

This event is part funded by the income raised from Roscommon Mini Marathon held last May.

For more details contact Bernadette Dowling at the Roscommon Carers’ Resource Centre, Carnagh, Kiltoom, Athlone, Co. Roscommon. Tel: (090) 64 89296/(086) 8099494

Sunday, 12 October 2008

Newsletter - Sunday 12th October

Drum Mass Intentions
Saturday 11th 8pm: Bridie & Michael Naughton
Sunday 12th 10am: Paddy & Nan Devine, Summerhill
Tuesday 14th 7pm: Sally Lennon, Kilmacormack
Wednesday 15th 7pm: Elizabeth Halligan, Crannaghbeg
Thursday 16th 7pm: Nell (Ellie) Lennon, Kilmacormack & deceased members of the Lennon family
Friday 17th 7pm: Brian Murray, Crannaghmore
Friday 17th 8pm: Creggane Station Mass: Jean & Cathal Shanahan
Saturday 18th 11am: Curraghaleen, Clonrulla & Ardnanure Station Mass: Marian McManus
Saturday 18th 8pm: Kate, Michael & Kieran Dunning, Drumlosh
Sunday 19th 10am: Martin McManus, Clonrulla

Clonown Mass Intentions
Sunday 12th 11am: Jack Ward, Curnaboll
Sunday 19th 11am: Kate Dunning & deceased family members

Basic Food, Nutrition & Cookery Classes
Fetac Level 3 course in Monksland Community Centre, starting this Thursday from 10am - 12.30pm. Course will run for 25 weeks free of charge. Call 090-6634189 for more details.

Drum Website
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Sunday, 5 October 2008

Newsletter - Sunday 5th October

Drum Mass Intentions
Saturday 4th 8pm: Mary Ellen Duignan, Doohan
Sunday 5th 10am: Mary Ann & Tommy Lennon, Meehanbee
Wednesday 8th 7pm: Michael & Iris Carr and Elaine Stewart
Thursday 9th 7pm: Patrick & Mary Egan, daughter Maureen & her husband Mike, Clonark
Friday 10th 7pm: Adrian, Denis & Mary Dolan
Friday 10th 7.30pm: Gorrynagowna Station Mass: Declan Lennon
Friday 10th 8.45pm: Rockfield & Southill Station Mass: Michael & Maura Ó Faoláin
Saturday 11th 11am: Cornafulla South Station Mass: Padraig & Maureen Cunniffe
Saturday 11th 8pm: Bridie & Michael Naughton
Sunday 12th 10am: Paddy & Nan Devine, Summerhill

Clonown Mass Intentions
Sunday 5th 11am: John Warde & Ann, Curnaboll
Sunday 12th 11am: Jack Ward, Curnaboll

Clonown Community Centre - Official Reopening
On Friday 10th October starting with mass and blessing at 7.30pm. Everyone welcome.

Drum I.C.A.
Monthly meeting will take place in Drum Community Centre on Tuesday 7th October at 8.30pm. All members please attend.

Simon Community Coffee Morning
In the Presbytery, Deerpark Road (house of Fr. John Coughlan) on Thursday 9th October from 10.30am. Your support would be greatly appreciated to help the great work of the Simon Community in our area.

Art Classes for Adults

Every Monday morning from 10.30am to 12.30pm in Drum Community Centre. Enjoy a couple of hours relaxing, meeting friends, experiment with colours and paint directly onto canvas. €10 per class.For more details contact Jacqui at 087-9020891. Everybody welcome!

Progressive 25 Card Game
Every Monday night at 9pm in Clann na nGael Clubhouse, Johnstown.

Bridge Classes
Starting in Drum Community Centre on Wednesday, 8th October from 8-10pm. Any enquiries welcome to 087-2103082.

Wednesday, 1 October 2008

Clann na nGael Notes

Latest News
  • The Club's Development Launch in the Athlone Springs Hotel last Friday night received large support on the night. Also on the night there was a medal presentation to the U-8s and U-10s that took place in the Parish League. The club would like to thank all that made the night a success, Denis Naughten TD, Michael Finneran TD and all at the Athlone Springs Hotel.
  • A very successful Ladies U-12 Blitz was held in Johnstown on Saturday last, with 8 teams taking place. Many thanks to all that helped out on the day.
  • The Samz Tavern sponsored Junior B team bowed out of the championship at the hands of St Faithleachs in the Mid-South Final on Sunday. In what was a very poor match Clann never got going and reached the heights of the last few matches and lost out on the score-line of 0-8 to 0-7. They now have the Division 4 League Semi-Final to look forward to over the next few weeks.
  • The Athlone Springs Hotel sponsored senior team play St Dominics in Kiltoom next Saturday evening at 5.30 in the O’Gara Cup Semi-Final.
  • The U-16 Lads lost to Boyle last Sunday 1-12 to 0-6 in the league and that result brings their season to a conclusion.
  • Best of Luck to all those travelling on Club Holiday to Albufeira in Portugal this Thursday 2nd October.
U-12 Division 1 Championship Quarter-Final
Clann na nGael 2-15 St Dominics 2-4
The U-12’s had a tremendous victory over St Dominics in Kiltoom on Wednesday. Despite trailing by a point at half-time, they pulled out all the stops in the second half to win comfortably, with everybody performing in this half. They now play Western Gaels in county final next Saturday in Hyde Park.
Team: Shane Scally, Conor Lennon, Gary Mannion, Gary Nicholson, Ian Wall, Martin Flannery, Ciaran Connaughton, Jack Connaughton, Cillian Bannon, Jamie Fahy, Cian McManus, Fergal Lennon, Mark Shine, Cathal Callinan, Jamie McBride.
Subs: Aaron O’Reilly, Dylan Coglan, Shane Lacey, Dean Tobin, Brandon Ryan, Sean McManus, Sean McManus, David Griffin, Evan Cunniffe, David Connaughton, Sean Kenny, Dylan Earle, Declan Nugent, Conor McAlery, Jonathon Murray, Calum Naughton, Josh Kearney, Luke Dolan, Eoin Hannon, Darragh Lennon, Ronan McAlery, David Ward.

Ladies U-12 Division 3 Championship
Clann na nGael 4-3 Elphin 3-4
The second team produced a battling performance in the 11 aside competition in Elphin last nightto record their 4th win a row to qualify for the semi-final. This was a tight game and which went down to the wire with special mention for goalkeeper Ethel McManus who produced a couple of outstanding saves which kept Clann in the game. They will be up against it in the semi-final next Thursday against Michael Glaveys but with the battling qualities in this team they will always have a chance.
Team: Ethel McManus, Renee Naughton, Leanne Ward, Megan Farrell, Clare Murray, Anna O’Loughlin, Caoimhe Lennon, Sarah O’Loughlin, Janice McManus, Laoise Henry, Sarah Connaughton, Sarah Ward, Aoife Harte.

The Ladies U-12 Division 1 team comprehensively beat Kilglass Gaels in Kilglass last Friday to qualify for the Semi-Final. They now meet Roscommon Gaels on Wednesday 1st October in Roscommon at 6.15pm. The teams have played on 3 occassions so far this year in challenge and championship matches with very little between the sides, so a tight game expected.

The U-16 girls also qualified for the Semi-Final on Monday night when they overcame Western Gaels. They now play St Marys in Semi-final on Sunday 5th October in Tulsk. St Marys defeated Clann in the 2006 and 2007 in U-14 finals so a tough match is expected.

  • Wednesday 1st October, Ladies U-12 Division 1 County Semi-Final, Clann v Roscommon Gaels in Hyde Park at 6.15pm
  • Thursday 2nd October, Ladies U-12 Division 3 County Semi-Final, Clann v Michael Glaveys in the Community School Pitch in Roscommon at 6.15pm
  • Saturday 4th October, O'Gara Cup semi-final, Kiltoom, Clann v St Dominics at 5.30pm.
  • Saturday 4th October, U-12 Division 1 County Final, Hyde Park, Clann v Western Gaels at 4pm.
  • Sunday 5th October, Ladies U-16 Division 1 County Semi-Final, Clann v St Marys in Tulsk, Time to TBC.