Clara GAA Notes
Offaly U17 Hurlers
Clara GAA club would like to congratulate our members Cathal O’Meara, Mark Newman and Ciaran Doyle (who unfortunately missed the game due to being in America) on winning the All Ireland Division 1 Celtic Challenge final with the Offaly under 17 hurlers on Saturday last. They had a narrow single point victory over a fancied Kilkenny South team in a cracking game down at Nowlan Park. It was a proud day for ourclub to be so well represented on an Offaly hurling team by 3 key players. Well done lads.
Mon 20th June: U16 C Hurling Competition League Vs Edenderry in Clara at 7.30pm
Tues 21st June: Div 1 Football League Vs Ballycumber in Clara at 8pm
Fri 24th June: Minor Hurling Championship Vs Shinrone in Clara at 8pm
Sun 26th June: Div 3 Hurling League Semi Final Vs Kinnitty in Kilcormac at 12Noon
Mon 27th June: U16 B Football Competition Vs Kilcormac/Killoughey in Clara at 7.30pm
Division 1 Football League
Clara played Rhode on Tuesday evening last in Clara. Leading 0-09 to 0-06 at half time we ended up losing by two points on a score line of 3-12 to 2-13. The Clara team was: JJ Colsh, Gavin Carroll, John Flattery, John Ledwith, Matthew Mitchell, Carl Stewart (0-01), Richie Slammon, Paul Deehan, Ross Brady, John Reynolds (0-04), Scott Brady, Thomas Deehan (0-04, 0-03frees), Pa Smith (1-03, 1-00 Pen, 0-03frees), Luke Kelly (0-02, 0-01Sideline) and Aaron Ngo. Subs: Luke Dignam for A Ngo and Stephen Deehan for T Deehan (Black Card).
Division 5 Football League
Clara played Gracefield on Friday evening last in Gracefield and drew on a score line of 2-14 to 3-11. The Clara team was: Mark Fallon, Stephen Buckley, Gavin Carroll, Noel Buckley, Keir Mannering, Richie Slammon, Michael Mitchell, Leon Egan, Liam Monaghan (0-02), Alan Cronin (0-02), JJ Colsh (1-01), Sean Nolan, Aaron Ngo (0-01), Pa Smith (0-05, 0-03frees) and Luke Dignam (1-03, 0-01free). Subs: John Flattery for K Mannering, Tom Naughton for A Ngo and Padraig Moran for S Nolan.
U14 B Hurling Championship
Clara travelled over to a well prepared Kinnitty pitch to play the second round of the under 14 hurling championship on Saturday last. In a very high scoring and entertaining game Clara went in at the break 4-09 to 2-06 up. The second half continued the same as the first, fast free flowing and open hurling by both teams. Clara ran out winners on a scoreline of Clara 9-14 to Kinnitty 7-10. The Clara team and scorers were: Dylan Taylor, Adam Carroll, Steven Falsey, Stephen Roe, Dion Conroy, Barry Egan, Cormac Delaney (0-05, 0-03 frees), Lee Tierney, Adam Kelly (0-01), Thomas Devine, Adam McCloskey, Eoin Gavin (6-03) and Patrick Phelan (3-05). Subs: Kai Dunne for Adam Kelly, Eoin Pillion for Adam McCloskey and Conor Doyle for Stephen Roe
This is a 13 aside competition
Clara GAA would like to say well done to Shane Lowry on his brilliant performance at the US Open last week where he finished runner-up. Everyone in Clara GAA are very proud of what Shane achieved.
The draw for the weekly club lotto took place on Sunday night last at Bingo. The numbers drawn were: 14-20-27-28. There was no winner of the jackpot. We had 2 match 3’s who receive €75 each. These were: Irene Duffy and Siobhan Gallagher.
Next weeks’ jackpot is €5600 and the draw will be held at Bingo on Sunday 26th June.
Offaly U14 Footballers
Clara GAA would like to congratulate Dion Conroy, Adam Kelly and Luke Kennedy who played for Offaly U14 footballers on Wednesday evening last against Kildare.
Leinster GAA Cumann na mBunscoil
Well done to the boys from St. Francis BNS Clara whose gaelic football team travelled to Nowlan Park Kilkenny on Friday 10th June to take part in the Leinster GAA Cumann na mbunscol Gaelic football tournament. Representing Offaly and wearing the county jerseys , the Clara boys played primary school county team selections from Kilkenny West, Kilkenny East , Wexford and Laois.
Despite facing county team selections and being short a number of players due to holiday commitments, the Clara boys gave a very good account of themselves. There were good performances from all players. After the blitz was over, the boys were treated to a meal in Newpark Hotel , Kilkenny courtesy of Leinster Cumann na mbunscol. It was a great experience to play in Nowlan Park , Kilkenny and hopefully , it won’t be the last time some of these players will play there.
Thanks to Mr. Ward, Mr. Colbert , Mr. Lally who accompanied the boys to the blitz and to Leinster Cumann na mbunscol for organising the tournament.