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(June 23rd 2014)

Craic in the Brack 1st-5th July
The build up continues with some highlights being Nathan Carter (Friday 3rd July), The Hootin' Annies (Saturday 4th July) and Hype (Sunday 5th July).
Other events to watch out for include. American 'Independance Day' Celebration with free BBQ, Aiden O'Kane Under 16 Memorial Competition, 'Jiving Master Class', Tug of War, Family Fun Day, It's A Knock Out' ,Sheep Shearing, Kerlin School of Dancing and much much more. With two weeks and counting keep an eye on the Facebook page for ticket sales and competitions!

Clann seniors made the long trip to a blustery Killyman on Sunday past. Despite missing some regulars, the away team with the aid of a decent breeze started the better and were a couple of points up early in the game. Points were then exchanged but on the 12 minute mark the game was turned on it's head, when in a crazy 30 second spell Killyman bagged two goals slightly against the run of play and left the Clann men chasing the game. They did respond well and points from Dee Ball, Paddy Harkin and Tony Devine got them back in the game but three consecutive wides before the half ended left the Clann two down instead of a point up and having the elements to play against in the second half. Half-Time: Killyman 2-4 - Clann 0-8.
Killyman got the first score of the second half but the Clann fought back and aided by good work from Cathal McGill, Danny Ball and Ciaran O'Kane took the game to Killyman. Excellent scores from Mickey O'Neill and Barry McGill brought the game back to two points when an excellent move seen Marc Henry through on goal only for the Killyman goalkeeper to make a fine save and turn the ball around the post. A further goal chance was spurned and with Killyman still dangerous on the break Paddy McGonigle was forced into an excellent stop. KiIlyman picked off the ast two scores at the end in what was a much improved performance for the Clanns and forced to rue the two quick-fire goals in the first half. Due to the holiday period and a bye there will now be an extended break. Final Score: Killyman 2-10 - Clanns 0-11.

Following last week’s draw with Beragh the Reserves were looking to get back to winning ways, and that they did with a comfortable victory 6:07 to 0:07 over Killyman. With Marc Henry called up to the senior team, Ryan Devine injured, Emmet Blee and Patrick Conwell not available due to work commitments it was a new forward line formation that took to the field and they did not disappoint. Playing down hill and with the wind it was Killyman who charged into a four point lead before the outstanding Paul Gormley took charge, showing the younger lads how it should be done with two quick points. Shane McGill fired home the first goal of the game from close range to take Clanns into the lead. Gary Devine and the fit again Joe Kerlin added further points before Adrian Ball scored the team’s second goal of the game. Killyman scored their final point of the half right just before the break
Half Time score Clann Na ngael 2:04 Killyman 0:05
Clann Na nGael kept the pressure up in the second half with Joe Kerlin scoring a goal with a very clever fist over the oncoming keeper. Ruairi Blee replaced young Conor Kerlin who had acquitted himself very well and with his first touch of the ball Ruairi hit the back of the net. Shane McGill was putting in a fine display and was rewarded with a further point and a goal. In the last minute of the game Clanns were awarded a penalty which Paul Gormley dispatched into the bottom right hand corner of the net. Throughout the game the Clann Na ngael defence were solid, restricting Killyman to only two points in the second half.
Standout players on the day were Gary Devine, Shane McGill, Paul Gormley and Gavin Tummon.
Full Time score Clann Na ngael 6:07 Killyman 0:07

UNDER 10 and UNDER 8
The young Clanns under 10 children attended Go Games blitz in Glenelly on Saturday 20th June and had a great day out and we thank out neighbours for there welcome on the day. The Under 8 boys and girls also participated in their Go Games blitz in Tattyreagh on Saturday morning and we thank the hosts for organising.

Letters drawn last week were. There was no jackpot or match 3 winners. The lucky dip winner was Rev E McDevitt. Next week’s jackpot is £2540

(June 8th 2014)

CRAIC IN THE BRACK 1st July -5th July
Weekend tickets are selling fast - Weekend tickets priced at just £20 permit entry to all of the following: Nathan Carter (Friday 3rd July), The Hootin' Annies (Saturday 4th July) and Hype (Sunday 5th July). There are still a limited number available from Kerlins Todays Local Aughabrack or contact 07817428709. Other events to watch out for include. American 'Independance Day' Celebration with free BBQ, Aiden O'Kane Under 16 Memorial Competition, 'Jiving Master Class', Tug of War, Family Fun Day, It's A Knock Out' ,Sheep Shearing, Kerlin School of Dancing and much much more. With four weeks and counting keep an eye on the Facebook page for ticket sales and competitions!

On Saturday past, Owen Roes made the short trip to Aughabrack in just one of the many North Tyrone derbies in Divisions three this season and despite a gale-force wind blowing straight across the pitch both teams deserve immense credit for serving up a decent hours' football despite the inclement conditions. Owen Roes would score first via an early point from play from Brendan Boggs but the Clanns dominated most of the first half and were soon in front after points by Danny Ball, Gareth McDermott and Stephen O'Neill. Cathal McShane then narrowed the gap for the Roes but after some fluent play from the home team further scores from McDermott and Ball saw the Clanns take a firm grip on proceedings as the half wore on. However, the Clanns would ultimately rue a series of wides in the middle of the half when dominating possession. Half Time score: Clanns 0-7 - Owen Roes 0-5.
Scores were more difficult to come by in the second half but an early Mickey O'Neill point kept the Clanns in control. However, the turning point of the game came mid-way through the second half in bizarre fashion when the Devine, the Owen Roes substitute was the first to react to a ball holding up in some excess water on the pitch to slam to the net 'soccer style'. Although somewhat fortuitous for the visitors, it left the game all to play for. The final few minutes were 'tit for tat' and it looked like the sizeable crowd and teams would go home with a share of the spoils until a late injury time free-kick split the posts to see the Roes sneak home. Although a defeat, this was an encouraging performance from the Clann men where a draw was the very least they deserved given the effort throughout the hour. Final Score: Clanns 0-10 - Owen Roes 1-8. We wish our neighbours Owen Roes all the best for the remainder of the season.

Clann na ngael reserves kept up their momentum with victory over Owen Roe's O'Neill Leckpatrick on Saturday 6th June 2015. Following recent slow starts it was the Clans who came out of the blocks with all guns blazing, taking 5 scores in the first 5 minutes of the game. Points from Damien Ball (2), Gary Devine, Patrick Conwell and an opportunist goal from Marc Henry suggested that this was going to be a landslide of a victory, however it was not until the 23rd minute before they would score again through Patrick Conwell. The rest of the first half was littered with poor possession and finishing, although the defence were able to keep Owen Roe's to a solitary score. Half time score Clann na ngael 1:05 Owen Roe's 0:01 In the second half Clann na ngael were more consistent after getting off to a great start when Patrick Conwell added to his tally from the penalty spot. Emmet Blee finally got on the score sheet with a nicely worked point and when Marc Henry fired home his second goal this game was effectively over. Further scores from Marc Henry, Gavin Tummon, Patrick Harkin as well as Conor Harkin (2) made the score line more reflective of the play. To their credit Owen Roes kept attacking and despite the best efforts of goalkeeper Danny Conwell got a couple of consolation goals near the end but it was Clann na ngael who maintained their one hundred percent record start to the season. Final score Clan na ngael 3:12 Owen Roes 2:02

The Ladies played Ardboe on Sunday 7th June 2015 and recorded their second consecutive draw, with final scoreline of Clann na nGael (1-10) v (3-4) Ardboe O'Donovan Rossa.

The under 14 boys season came to an end last night, Thursday 4th June when they were defeated by Drumquin 01:15 to 3:4 in the league semi final The game was in the balance until the last couple of minutes as both team struggled to take the initiative. In a very even first half it was Tit for tat as both teams played some neat football in front of an appreciative support. It has to be said that the Drumquin supporters well out numbered the disappointing group of Clann Na ngael supporters. The first half was marred by an serious looking arm injury to one of the young Drumquin players while making a block from a Clann na nagael attack and we wish him well.
In the second half the difference was Drumquin's ability to keep the points tally ticking over, while goals from Clans kept the game close. There was two controversial moments in the second half when to the disbelief of the Clann na ngael following, not to mention the Clann na ngael umpire, the ref awarded points to Drumquin despite the ball clearly being wide on both occasions. The scores were awarded while the young Clans were leading and did have an affect on the players. Until Drumquin scored their only goal of the game with two minutes to go the place in the final was still up for grabs with either of the teams deserving to take it. Alas it was not to be for the young clans with five points separating the sides at the end.
As for the Clann na ngael lads they should be proud of the season they have had. Making the Championship quarter final and just missing out by one point. Just missing out in getting to league final. Reaching the Feile final. Many of them will be back next season when we will be expecting big things
The club wish to thank the players, The coaches for giving up their personal time and the supporters who came to witness some great football this year

MINOR BOYS & Underage Teams
Minor boys are due to play in their Championship Quarter Final on Friday 12th June away to Brackaville with a Throw in time of 7:30pm
U8, U10 & U12 training continues on Fridays at 6.30pm.

Letters drawn last week were G Q X Z. There was no jackpot or match 3 winners. Martina McGill was the lucky dip winner. Next week’s jackpot is £2500

The club wishes to pass on its Sympathy to the Family of Eugene McKernan who passed away recently.
The Club also wish to express its sympathy to the family and friends of the young men from Donemana who died so tragically during the week. Our thoughts and prayers are with them and also with those injured.

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Brian Dooher’s Retirement

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"Thank you for the days,
Those endless days, those sacred days you gave me,
I'm thinking of the days,
I won't forget a single day believe me."

The above lyrics, taken from a song originally sung by the Kinks, seem entirely apt to summarise the feelings of everyone concerned with the club after the recent announcement of Brian Dooher's retirement from County football. His county career began with an Ulster Minor medal in 1993 before he went on to make his mark in the Senior ranks winning 3 All-Irelands (two as captain), 5 Ulster Championships, 2 National Leagues, 3 All Stars, 2 Railway Cups, 1 International Rules Series and 1 Sigerson Cup. His decision brings to an end the County career of arguably the most effective and influential player the County has ever produced. We thank him for all the joy and pride he has bestowed upon us and we look forward to seeing him in the club jersey for years to come.


Download latest changes to playing rules voted in at congress

Download Summary of Playing Rule changes 2010 voted in at congress

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Captain Fantastic
The club celebrated whole heartedly in the summer of 2005 and again in 2008 when fellow club player Brian Dooher raised aloft the Sam Maguire cup for the second time. It was a very proud day for the county not to mention our club.






All-Ireland Player of the Year 2005
Stephen O'Neill was later awarded the Player of the 2005 Championship at the GAA All-Stars in November

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Our Recent History
Clann na ngael is the youngest club in Tyrone. The club was founded in 1995 when, the two neighboring clubs (within the parish of Donagheady) Aughabrack and Dunamanagh, amalgamated. Since then they have achieved unprecedented success.

In the club’s short history they have clinched the Double Double in junior and intermediate football in 1997 and 1998 and secured the ACL Division 1B title in October 2002.

At present the club has the luxury of maintaining two grounds and has recently completed the renovation of a £250,000 sports hall, which includes changing and catering facilities. The club also has purchased ground for future development.

Every Summer we host The Craic in the Brack Festival which is the largest Rural festival in Ulster.

Senior Team photograph April 2015

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