St. John's GAA Club notes

Kennedy Intermediate Championship Final -- St Johns 1 – 9,  St Farnans 1 – 9

After over an hours football in the Kennedy Intermediate final on Sunday our lads finished level with St Farnans at 1 – 9 each. This was a game we could have lost but also could have won and in the end a draw would seem to be a fair result as neither side deserved to lose. Both teams were very slow to settle and the first half was full of errors with numerous turnovers and lots of loose passing and poor shooting resulting in the half time score of 3 points each. St Farnans got off to the better start in the second half and got into a four point lead thanks to a lucky goal but our lads woke up and levelled the score with a fine solo effort from Fiachra Grennan who worked his way in from the left to slot home St Johns goal which followed a pointed Alan Keane free. From there on the teams traded point for point and with St Farnans one point ahead a David Rooney shot from a narrow angle sailed over the bar to level matters and on the kickout referee John Gilmartin blew his final whistle. The replay will take place next weekend as the winners have to take on the Leitrim champions on Sunday Oct 22nd in the Connacht Intermediate quarter final. A big thanks to the many St Johns supporters who turned out in such large numbers to cheer on the team and we hope you will come out again next weekend for the replay which will be at 4.00 on Sunday in the Markievicz Park.   So onwards once more into the breech !!

St Johns Lotto

In the Lotto draw which took place on Sat 30th in Cannings, Cornageeha. The numbers drawn were 3, 13, 21, 31. There was no Jackpot winner. The winners of theE25 consolation prizes were Ceoladh Mc Loughlin, Highfield Rd.; Caroline Mc Lean, Drumiskabole; The Morrin Family,c/o Sligo Park Hotel and Martin Mc Donagh, Cranmore.. The next draw for a Super Jackpot Prize of E11,250 will take place on Sat Oct 14th at 10pm in the Clubrooms. Lotto tickets can be purchased in the following outlets – Applegreen, Pearse Rd.; Clifford Electrical, Carraroe;  Crozon Inn;  Gerry Mc Morrow’s Shop, Cairns Rd.;  Blue Lagoon, Riverside;  Cannings House and Garden, Cornageeha and Molly Fultons Bar and Restauraunt, Carraroe or from club members

30 Year Anniversary Book Launch Date --- Sunday Oct 29th in The Sligo Park Hotel

Our 30th Anniversary Book is nearing completion. It will be packed with many interesting articles from club members, interviews with characters within our club,  photos from club functions and of club teams and match reports on some of the many successes that club teams achieved over the years. It will look back at the triumphs and defeats, the tears and the laughter over those years. But most of all it will show the pride a community of people have in their club. The Launch Night will be a special occasion on the Bank Holiday Weekend and patrons can look forward to a great night’s entertainment that will suit all and maybe a few surprises along the way!! So keep the date of Sunday Oct 29th free in your social diary.



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