St. John's GAA Club notes

St John’s Lotto

The Lotto Jackpot now stands at E10,500.There was no winner of the jackpot prize in the draw help on April 16th held in Molly Fultons, Carraroe.  The numbers drawn were 13,16,21 and 30. The winners of the consolation prizes were Deirdre Gillen, Gurteen;  Vincent Dunbar, Tonafortes;  Lauren Morrison, Crozon and Sheep Lovers, c/o Cliffords Electrical.  Tickets for the next draw on Sat April 29th can be purchased in Mc Morrow’s Shop, Cairns Rd. ; Crozon Inn  ; Clifford Electrical, Carraroe ; The Blue Lagoon, Riverside ; Canning’s  House and Garden, Cornageeha  and Molly Fulton’s Restaurant, Carraroe or from club officials.  

Under Age Coaching

Since March 26th  and on every Saturday until 1st July football coaching will be provided by qualified coaches from 10.00 to 11.30 on the Cleveragh GAA pitch ( Opposite the Sports Complex ). The age groups catered for are U8 and U10 Boys and U8, U10 and U12 Girls.    The Under 12 Boys coaching is held on Monday evenings from 6.00 to 7.00.  New players are very welcome to join. Club members must reside in the Parishes of St Annes or Carraroe which is the club area irrespective of which Primary School the child attends.

The Under 6 Program will commence on May 6th.     Further information on St Johns Gaa club can be found on our website  or Facebook Page @stjohnsgaaclub  or  Twitter @stjohnsgaasligo

Senior Football

St Johns seniors were in action in Round 2 of the Division 2 league on Good Friday evening in Stenson Park, Cuilbeg and suffered their first defeat of the season when an understrength team went down to a strong Geevagh  outfit on a 1-9 to 2-8 scoreline. Geevagh led by 1-5 to 0-3 at half time and try as they might the home side could not make much headway against a determined visiting side in the second half. They badly missed the steadying influence of some players who were unable to get off work in Dublin for a Friday evening game. St Johns line-out was N O’Donnell;  E Roche, N Hayes, A Clerkin;  C Harrison, P Mc Namara(0-1), R Fahy(0-1); S Stenson(0-2), O Cox(0-1); C Keaney, B Mc Gowan(1-0), C Jordan(0-1); C Greene(0-2), F Grennan(0-1), R Gordon; C Mc Govern, S Kilcawley, K Sweeney, C Hough, A Kerr,J Reilly.

The senior team got back to winning ways on Sunday at 12.30 in Round 3 of the League when, despite absentees through injury from Fridays encounter and other events, they managed to overcome the challenge of visitors St Farnans at a wind-swept Stenson Park by the narrowest of margins on a 0-10 to 0-9 scoreline. St Farnans got off to a good start and led by 0-6 to 0-4 at half time and indeed this lead could have been much greater but for two great saves by St Johns goalkeeper Noel O’Donnell. The second half was a ding-dong battle but eventually the home team took the lead very near the end with a David Rooney pointed free. St Johns panel on duty was N O’Donnell; E Roche, D Burke, S Kilcawley; R Fahy, P Mc Namara, N Hayes; D Rooney(0-5), J Murphy(0-1); C Keaney, C Greene(0-1), C Jordan; F Grennan(0-1), R Mc Manus(0-1), R Gordon(0-1); N Walsh, C Hough, C Mc Govern. Next Sunday at 2pm St Johns play Owenmore Gaels in Connelly Park, Collooney in Round 4.


Minor Football

The Minor team have their first fixture of the year when they take in Castleconnor in St Brendans Park on Thursday 20th at 7.00pm. They are in a group of three which also includes Drumcliffe-Rosses Point.

Under 14 Football

The U14 team having won their two games so far face near neighbours Calry-St Josephs in Stenson Park on Friday 21st with a 7PM throw-in time. We are looking forward to another fine performance from this K and D sponsored team.

Under 12 Girls Football

The under 12 girls team have got off to a great start in their league with victories over St Marys and Calry-St Josephs. Well done to the team and management. Their next fixtures are on Friday 21st at home to St Molaise Gaels at 7PM and then on Mon 24th they are away to Coolera-Strandhill and on Friday 28th they are at home to Drumcliffe-Rosses Point. For more details check the St Johns facebook page or the club website.

Easter Camps

From Tuesday18th to Thursday 20th Training Camps will be held each day from 10.00 AM to 2.00 PM. These camps will take place in Stenson Park, Cuilbeg catering for Boys and Girls from 7 to 16 years of age – ie born from 2005 to 2011. Registration takes place on Tues 18th from 9.30 AM. Cost E20 – FREE to club members.


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Members, past and present, are requested to help us out with photographs of St Johns club activities and articles. If you are interested in writing an article –long or short- on any aspect of the life of St Johns over the last 30 years then please get in touch with me at 086 0793791.                                                                                                               

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