Clones GFC Club Notes: 13/10/2020
Lotto Result 12/10/20
Numbers: 03,09,13,23 Jackpot: €2,200 Winner: None
Lucky Dip Winners:
D, L, J McCabe Altertate
Mary T Reilly 39 O’Neill Park
Tommy Carey Scotshouse
Martin & Helen Maguire Clontivern
Frank McDonald Clonfad
Sellers Prizes: David McCabe
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As per Covid 19 restrictions from GAA headquarters all club games are on hold at the minute.
The boys lost out to Monaghan Harps last Saturday week in an absolute cracker of a game. It was non stop from start to finish. The game was tit for tat throughout and neither team could just get their heads in front enough to see the game out. Clones had a serious bit of bad luck before throw in with the baby of the group Darragh McElvaney getting injured in the warm up and having to go to hospital. This led to a reshuffle and in came Oisin Clerkin who ran his socks off the whole game.
Clones opened the scoring with a point from James Bell Johnson in the first minute but the harps replied with three in a row. Thomas Mulhall pulled one back in the 9th minute and then Clones hit the back of the net in the 11th minute with a well worked goal from Eoghan McFarland. The Harps replied with a point and then with some wasteful kicking from both sides there was no more scores until the 25th minute when the Harps scored a goal and then a second hammer blow in the 29 minute. To their absolute credit the Clones lads didn’t panic, and Jamie McCaughey got a point in the 31st minute and then Diarmuid McElvaney hit the back of the net from a penalty with the last kick of the first half. This left only a point in it at half time and all to play for in the second half.
The second half got going at a 100 miles an hour and scores were aplenty, Harps got a point within a minute of the restart and then a poachers goal from Nathan McGovern in the 3rd minute that put Clones in
front by one. The Harps then scored 1-2 in the 7th and 9th minute to turn the tables once again and lead by 4 points. Clones then scored a point and goal from Diarmuid McElvaney in the 10 and 12th minute to level it up.
At this stage there were an awful lot of tired legs on the field but the intensity didn’t wane throughout. The harps scored a point just before the water break and it wasn’t until the 20th minute that Clones got their next score from the boot of Shane Freeman. The Harps bounced back and scored a 1-01 in the next 2 minutes leaving 4 points between them again.
The Clones lads kept going and had a few wides with another shot agonisingly short. With time running out, up stepped the Captain Shane Freeman and manged to hit the back of the net from a difficult angle after some great play. It was down to the whoever won the kickout and if the referee would allow one more play. Clones won it and he did but unfortunately with tired bodies that final pass went astray, and the final whistle went to the absolute devastation of the lads with a 1 point defeat. Final Score was 5-05 to 4-09.
This group of lads can stand tall and be proud of the never say die attitude and well done to them for the effort they put in all year. With a small squad and losing the warrior that is Darragh McElvaney before the start had the cards stacked against them, but they showed real character throughout.
A great effort by all with exceptional performances from Marc Maguire, Eoghan McFarland, Aaron Cunningham and Diarmuid McElvaney throughout with Jamie McCaughey and Callum McGorman brilliant in the second half. There was also a serious amount of ground covered by Neal Quigley, Oisin Clerkin and Thomas Mulhall throughout.
Team: Aaron Cunningham, Oisin Clerkin, Brian Bonner, Callum McGorman, Neal Quigley, Shane Freeman, Marc Maguire, Cormac Adamson, Eoghan McFarland, Jamie McCaughey, Diarmuid McElvaney, Nathan McGovern, Caolain Clerkin, James Bell Johnson, Thomas Mulhall. Subs Kieran O’Harte for Brian Bonner, Michael McCaughey for Nathan McGovern and Odhran McPhillips.
The Monaghan Minors get their Ulster Championship up and running this Saturday in Clones against Cavan at 2pm. As per current regulations no supporters are allowed unfortunately.
The Seniors get their National Football League campaign going again against Kerry in Inniskeen at 2pm on Saturday also. Game is on GAAGO with a €5 subscription charge or on Sky Sports Mix.
Good Luck to all the Clones Lads involved, Fintan Kelly, James Mealiff, Hugh McDonald, Andrew McCaughey and Ryan Nolan.