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(August 3rd 2014)
The Club has a big week coming up, starting with the Ladies when they take on Aghyaran in their Championship quarter final
on Saturday 8th August followed by the Senior men’s Championship clash with Drumquin on Sunday 9th August.
The Senior men were back in action at home to Brackaville on Sunday 2nd August and as preparations go for a
Championship game it could have been a lot better. Played in gale force winds the home side found it very difficult to get
scores in the first half with Barry McGill and Danny Ball the only players to do so. Brackaville on the other hand were able
to take full advantage of the wind, scoring 01:12 in the half with most of the points coming from distance.
The tables were turned in the second half but the gap at half time was just too wide. The Clans scored six quick
fire points early on through Danny Ball (2) Brendan Conway (3) and Gary Devine and the comeback looked on until
Brackaville scored their second goal of the game. Danny Ball, Brendan Conway (2) and Tony Devine scored further
long range points but it was too late with Brackaville running out 2:16 to 0:11.While the first half was a non event for
the home side the second half display was much more encouraging and bodes well for the weekend.
Were also back in action following the extended break and recorded an excellent victory over a strong Brackaville unfit.
Playing into a gale force wind the Clans found it difficult to get scores in the first half while Brackaville seemed able
to score at will racing into a six point lead. The difference between the sides on the day was Clans ability to find the
back of the net at the right time. With 10 minutes on the clock the Clans got their first goal of the game through
Marc Henry who gathered the ball center field, rounded two Brackaville defenders and left them floundering in his wake
before firing the ball into the back into the top corner of the net. Two minutes later Henry raced away again to put over
Clans first point before Adrian Ball scored their second goal of the game with another fine solo effort. With the wind in
their back it was Brackaville who would score the last three points of the half and taking a one point lead into the break.
In the second half it was Clan Na ngael who would benefit from the strong wind, scoring three points and another goal within
the first five minutes of the restart. Adrian Ball, Patrick Conwell and Paul Gormley all scored points before Patrick Harkin
ran half the length of the field before firing an unstoppable shot into the roof of the net. Harkin then followed that up
with yet another fine point from distance. To be fair to Brackaville they continued to cause problems for the Clans defense
and if it was not for some fine saves from keeper Cormac Blee this game could have been very much different. Brackaville put
over three quick points that gave them hope. Ruairi Blee and Adrian Ball extended the Clans lead before Emmet Blee killed the
game off with a somewhat lucky goal when the ball somehow found its way into the net after Blee challenged for a high punt
into the goal area.
Final score Clann Na ngael 4:07 Brackaville 0:12
TYRONE v SLIGO
The young Clann enjoyed a bus trip to the Tyrone v Sligo Game on Saturday 2nd August and the club would like to thank the
organisers and supervisors who gave of their time to help make it a great experience for the kids.
Underage training will resume on Wednesday 5th August 2015 in Aughabrack 7pm - 8pm
Please note the change of venue is due to the sanding and spiking of Dunamanagh pitch next week
Letters drawn last week were J K M Q .There was no Jackpot winner. There were two Match 3 winners.
Stephen Kearney (Killenagh) and Mary Dooher. This week's Jackpot is £2660
(July 6th 2014)
Craic in the Brack 2015
The curtain came down on this year’s highly successful festival on Sunday 5th July and the Club would like to thank all those who helped to make it happen.
Without the dedicated group of volunteers who have been working for months this type of event could not happen.
We thank all those who attended the festival; we hope you enjoyed the entertainment and we hope to see you all back next year
After taking a rest, plans for 2016 will start all over again and
we would encourage anyone with comments or ideas to come forward and get involved.
Check out the dedicated Facebook page for various picture galleries that will be uploaded on facebook
All underage training is cancelled this week
Letters drawn last week were N U W Y. There were no winners: Luck dip winner was James Devine. This week’s jackpot is £2580
The club would like to pass on its sympathy to the family of Gabriel Brown (Derry) who passed away recently.
(Sept 27th 2011)
Brian Dooher’s Retirement
"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.
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Download latest changes to playing rules voted in at congress
Download Summary of Playing Rule changes 2010 voted in at congress
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.
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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
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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