Clara GAA Notes
Mon 16th May: U16 C Hurling Competition Vs Ballyskenagh/Killavilla in Clara at 7.30pm
Wed 18th May: U12 Go Games Vs Edenderry in Edenderry at 7.30pm
Fri 20th May: U14 B Hurling Competition Vs Ferbane/Belmont in Clara at 7.30pm
Sun 22nd May: Football League Mid Tier 1 Vs Vs Daingean in Daingean at 12Noon
Mon 23rd May: U16 B Football Competition Vs St. Broughan.s in Walsh Island at 7.30pm
Tues 24th May: Div3 Hurling League Vs Kilcormac/Killoughey in Clara at 8pm
U14 Football Feile Final
Clara travelled to Cappincur on Tuesday evening last to play Na Fianna in the final of the U14 Football Feile. The first few minutes saw Clara have a lot of possession but we didn’t manage to turn this into scores. We finally got off the mark through a Cormac Delaney free. 2 points followed for Na Fianna before Cormac got a point from play to leave the score 0-02 each after 10 minutes. A couple of chances went wide for Na Fianna, but then we went forward, won a free and Cormac sent it through the posts. Clara then got a break when Barry Egan sent a ball in from 20 yards and it found its way to the back of the net. Na Fianna got the next point and we led 1-03 to 0-03 after 20 minutes. Both teams then missed a couple of chances. With 5 minutes to go in the half, Na Fianna narrowed the gap with a point. They then scored another 1-01 without reply to go 1-05 to 1-03 entering injury time. Alex Egan got our final score of the half and we went in trailing on a score line of 1-05 to 1-04.
Na Fianna came out and got the 1st score of the 2nd half to go 2 clear. We got a couple of chances after this but failed to convert them. Another point followed for Na Fianna and they led by 3 after 10 minutes of the half. We were struggling to get the ball forward at this stage and when Na Fianna scored a second goal mid-way through the half we trailed by 6. A free by Jack Reynolds was followed by a point from Thomas Devine and we trailed by 4 with 10 minutes to go. 2 points quickly followed for Na Fianna to allow them go 6 points clear with 5 minutes to go. We then won a penalty and when Cormac stepped up to take it, he made no mistake and narrowed the gap to 3 with 3 minutes to go. This however ended up being the final score of the match which left the final score Clara 2-06 Na Fianna 2-09. The Clara team was: Nathan Taylor, Stephen Falsey, Dion Conroy, Aodhan Moran, Luke Kennedy, Thomas Devine (0-01), Stephen Roe, Cormac Delaney (1-03, 0-02Frees, 1-00Pen), Lee Tierney, Patrick Phelan, Jack Reynolds (0-01Free), Alex Egan (0-01), Eoin Gavin, Adam Kelly, Kai Dunne. Subs: Barry Egan (1-00) for K Dunne and Marcus Dalton for P Phelan.
Minor Football League Final
Clara played St. Broughan’s on Monday night last in Geashill in the minor football league final. We got off to a poor start and trailed on a score line of 1-12 to 0-04 at half time. The second half didn’t get much better and in the end we were comprehensively beaten on a score line of 1-21 to 0-06. The Clara team was: Wesley Johnson, Darryl O’Brien (0-01), Cathal O’Meara (0-01), Josh McCloskey, Brandon Tobella, Kieran Hartnett, Conor Egan, Adam Owens, Ciaran Doyle, Thomas Dolan (0-01), David Fleming (0-02, 0-01free), Conor Murray, Josh Fleming, Mark Newman and Chris Egan (0-01). Subs: Aaron Touhey for W Johnson, James Moran for C Murray, Eoin Cowen for C Egan and Gerard Hackett for T Dolan.
Football League Mid Tier 1
Clara played Shamrocks on Friday night last in Clara. Leading on a score line of 1-05 to 1-04, we played a lot better in the second half and ran out convincing winners on a score line of 3-11 to 1-06. The Clara team was:James Kinahan, Gavin Carroll, John Flattery, Martin Fleming, Callum Stewart, Colm Doyle, JJ Colsh, Paul Deehan (0-01), Carl Stewart (0-01), Aaron Ngo (1-00), Thomas Deehan (0-05, 0-03frees), Keir Mannering, Pa Smith (2-01, 0-01free), Luke Kelly, John O’Hara. Subs: Alan Gavin (0-01) for K Mannering, Ross Brady for L Kelly, Seamus O’Brien (0-02) for C Doyle, Noel Buckley for A Ngo and Aaron Ngo for P Deehan (Black Card)
Leinster Football Championship
Congratulations to Offaly Senior Footballers on a good win over Longford in the Leinster Football Championship on Sunday last. Well done to Clara man Graham Guilfoyle who got Offaly’s first goal. Well done also to his fellow Clara men Pat Flanagan who was manager and James Stewart who was a selector.
The draw for the weekly club lotto took place on Sunday night last at Bingo. The numbers drawn were: 4-6-16-24. There was no winner of the jackpot. We had 8 match 3’s who receive €20 each. These were: Mary B Bracken, Joe Rock, Elaine Sheridan, Olivia Walsh, John Hogan, Veronica Clarke, Stephen Deehan and Caroline Dunne.
Next weeks’ jackpot is €4,750 and the draw will be held at Bingo on Sunday 22nd May.