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Tuesday 27 October 2009

Clann na nGael Notes

International Rules
On Sunday last Clann na nGael hosted an international game at Johntsown for the first time in the club's history. Australia came with a big reputation but Ireland put them to the sword with a 79 to 8 win in the 'B' game. In the 'A' game scores were that little bit harder to get and Australia ran out 31 to 25 winners. This result sets up a great second test which will be played in St Ann’s club in Dublin. A great day was had by all in the clubhouse before, during and after the games.

The club would like to thank the Australian and Irish teams for their presentations on Sunday evening. The day wouldn’t have been possible if it wasn’t for all the help received on the day. So thank you to all those who helped out on the day.

Under 21 Championship
Clann na nGael 1-5 Castlerea 0-6
The Clann na nGael u-21 team played their first game in the championship in a stormy Ballinlough on Saturday last. The game had been switched from Castlerea earlier in the day. This didn’t faze Clann as they raced into a 1-3 to 0-2 half time lead.
Clann had to dig deep in the second half as both Castlerea and the elements came on strong. Clann held on for a deserved win and now go on to play Padraig Pearses on Saturday
Team: Cathal Hannon, Eugene Petit, Colin Nicholson, Cathal Duignan, Cormac Harney, David Flynn, Kevin Naughton, Donal Shine, Graham Petit, Ross Naughton, Cathal Shine, Ronan Killian, Niall Lennon, Seanie Walsh, Neill Harney. Subs: James Keegan, Conor Jordan.

Saturday 31st October
U-21 Championship: Clann na nGael vs Padraig Pearses at 3pm in Johnstown