Clara GAA Notes

Division 2 Hurling League

Clara played Killurin on Saturday evening and lost on a score line of 2-11 to 1-11. The Clara team was: Pa Smith, Wayne Flanagan, James Fleming, Jamie Murray, William Fleming, Stephen Deehan, Shane Grennan (0-1), Martin Hackett (0-1), Darren Coughlan, Marius Stones, Darren Scanlon (0-6), Gary Keegan, Nigel McEvoy, Barry Cushen (0-2), Brendan Buckley (1-0). Substitutes: Liam Monaghan for W Fleming, Stephen O’Brien for G Keegan, Kevin Murray for N McEvoy

Division 2 Football League

Clara played Birr on Sunday morning and won on a score line of 4-10 to 1-13. The Clara team was, James Kinahan, Liam Monaghan, Peter Touhey, Michael Rosney, Peter Flattery, Deasun Baggot, Keir Mannering, Peter Flanagan, Tony Dalton (0-1), Jimmy Taylor, Stephen Deehan (1-2), Evan Doyle, Gary Deehan, Padraig Moran (3-0), Barry Cushen (0-7, 0-2frees). Substitutes: Nigel McEvoy for E Doyle, Colin Flanagan for G Deehan, Wayne Flanagan for J Kinahan, Sam Rickard for P Flanagan

Weekly Club Lotto Weekly Lotto 05-Mar-11. There was no winner of the weekly club Lotto jackpot. The winning numbers were 6-8-15-22. There were six match three winners. These were PJ Fleming, Phil Anderson, Kristen Taylor, Chris Daly, Oliver Doyle, Esther Scanlon. Next weeks lotto takes place in Whites and the Jackpot is €4250. Thanks to all who support our lotto and thanks to all our ticket sellers.

Membership Membership for the year 2011 is now due. Membership for the following year 2011 is the same as 2010.

Membership Rates Adult playing member €50, Ordinary member €20, Underage player €20, Walkers (associate members) €20, Senior citizens €10, Registration for life members €2, Life member €250



In the first game of the night Aughamore claimed their second win of the league in a hard fought battle against a spirited Clashawaun team. With the teams level 2-2 at half time this was going to be tight all the way with Aughamore just about shading it 7-5 in the end. Jake Colleran gave Aughamore an early lead which was quickly cancelled out by a blistering James Dunne goal for Clashawaun. Barry Egan and Neil Robbins then exchanged goals during the remaining of a very tight first half. JP Taylor was rock solid in goal for Clashawaun throughout and was ably assisted by John Guilfoyle and Darragh McKeon in front of him. Aaron Wynne and Shane Rabbitte played with great determination for Aughamore to keep their team in with a fighting chance in the second half. Neil Robbins continued to bang in the goals for Aughamore in the second half but likewise Cian Fleming had the golden touch for Clashawaun matching Robbins goal for goal. The difference between the teams in the end was down to the outstanding Ben Kennedy in goal for Aughamore. Time after time he denied Clashawaun with a string of brilliant saves. And in times of need the excellent Cian Cornally and the rock solid Greg Byrne was there to thwart the Clashawaun efforts. Christian McKeon gave everything for his Clashawaun team in the second half and with team-mates Egan, Dunne and Fleming battling for every ball it was always going to go down to the wire. In the end Colleran sealed it for Aughamore with a brilliant goal to give them the 7-5 victory.


The second match of the night was also a very tight affair which saw Ballinough finally lose out to a very determined Kilbride team on a score-line of 8-6. The first half was very close with Marcus Dalton in blistering form for Ballinough, cracking in 3 great goals. Behind him Oran Meehan was simply brilliant in goal and Conor Doyle was outstanding in defence, chipping in with a magnificent goal too! For Kilbride, Conor Taylor was excellent in defence and James Kelly was working hard in midfield. Alex Cornally and Matthew Fleming were also in great form grabbing a couple of goals each to leave the sides level at 4-4 at half time. With Cornally and Fleming claiming another two goals each in the second half Kilbride started to get on top. Evan Cronin in goal was also outstanding and denied Ballinough time and again. But the battling boars of Ballinough weren’t giving up easily and Dalton fired in a few of his own to keep them in it. Tommie Bracken and James Cullen were battling hard in midfield and Kevin Minnock and Brendan Greene were also causing all sorts of problems for the Kilbride defence. In the end it was Kilbride who held on for the 8-6 win to maintain their unbeaten record in this year’s league.


The final match of the night was yet another hard fought, close encounter which saw Kilcoursey edge out a magnificent Woodfield team on a score-line of 8-6. Two goals in the opening half from Dominic Scully got Woodfield off to a great start but they were quickly cancelled by two from Eoin Gavin of Kilcoursey, before a great strike from Luke Bracken gave Woodfield the lead again. An unfortunate own-goal off the stick of Jack Butler gave Kilbride a 4-2 lead at half time. For Kilbride, Niall Rooney in defence was having a brilliant game and likewise Brian Hogan and Eoin Scanlon who were working their socks off. For Kilcoursey, Keelin Conroy was once again giving an exhibition in goal and David Sheridan was excellent in defence. Kevin O’Keeffe was hurling brilliantly up front so Kilcoursey were always in with a shout. The second half started with Kilcoursey quickly getting back on level terms with a pair of goals from Gavin. But the outstanding Blake Ryan fought back for Woodfield and soon had his team back in front. But then Jamie Rowan and Jack Butler got on top in defence for Kilcoursey putting an end to the Woodfield scoring spree. And with Conroy now playing out of his skin in midfield for Kilcoursey this years leading goal-scorer Gavin rattled in four unanswered goals to give the Kilcoursey men the slightest of victories.

The final round of games are on Tuesday 8th March with the three finals due to take place on Tuesday 15th March. We would encourage all family members and friends of all the players to come along and support each team on the night. Please check the fixtures in the Post Office window or the GAA Social Centre window. Players should check in with their managers 10 mins before their game starts

Under 14 Medal Presentation Night.

Clara under 14 hurling champions are having their presentation night in the gaa centre on saturday 12th March at 7pm. All players mentors families and friends are invited to attend. A special guest will present the medals. The night will also include a free teenage disco from 830 to 1130 and that is open to all.


Clara U14 hurlers opened their 2011 season with a challenge match against Kilamacud Crokes team from Dublin who travelled to the midlands last Sunday. Well done to all who took part in this challenge match, both teams gave a great display of hurling in front of a nice attendence on a dry morning in Paric Phroinisas. The lads showed some great skill and got a good workout for their first underage match of the year. U14 hurling training will commence shortly.

Under Tens Football.

Our under tens team has begun back training. Training started on saturday at 4pm and will continue at this time for the foreseeable future. A great turnout of 23 boys  were there and we would like to wish them the best of luck for the upcoming year.

Special Thanks to all the parents and players who turned up at our registration night last saturday.  Bord Na Nog now has a facebook page so you can stay in touch with our teams and events. Also photos from our games will appear there.   And finally there will be a teenage disco in the gaa centre on wednesday 16th march beginning at 830 until 1130. Admission is €5. Please support. Spot prizes on the night.

U16 Football U16 football training will take place this Saturday at 3pm in Mannering

Monday Night Coaching There is Monday night coaching for all 6-14 year olds, from 6.30pm to 7.30pm.

Bingo The Jackpot of €500 must be won every week.

Yearly Lotto No matter where you live in the world, you can join the yearly lotto. As a former member , player or resident of Clara, we appeal to you to enter this so that we can finish the final phase of development in our main grounds in Kilcoursey, which we hope to officially open later on this year. Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Yearly Lotto Subscription The yearly Lotto subscription of €75 for the year 2011 is now due and can be paid to any committee member. If there is anybody who is living away and would like to subscribe to the Lotto, please contact any member of the committee.

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