St. John's GAA Club notes

Intermediate Champions

Our Intermediate team having been successful in capturing the Sligo title went down to a very competitive Galway champions, Claregalway in the Connacht semi-final in Markievicz Park. All the players that have played throughout this campaign can be proud of their efforts. Since the start of the year they have worked hard and they have improved game by game and they can look forward to a return to senior championship football next year. The players have been guided along the way by a highly motivated management team of Dara McGarty, Michael McNamara, Fergal Kelly, Shane Stenson and Gerry Quinn and their back-up men Owen McLean and Ray Finan. The amount of work that these guys have put in during the year has been phenomenal and St Johns club owe them a great debt of gratitude. Their attention to detail, the care they showed for the players and the positive attitude they passed on to them were huge factors in the successful year that the team had. Thanks you lads for a great year and we will celebrate your success in the new year with a suitable function on January 27th so keep that date in your social diary. 

St Johns AGM

Our Annual General Meeting will take place on Sunday Dec 3rd. The venue and time will be announced later.

Stephen’s Day Game

A novel game in planned for Stenson Park on St Stephen’s day when the St John’s Homeboys will take on the St John’s Emigrants. This should be a great way to shake off the excesses of Christmas and to meet up with old mates. So keep an eye on the St John’s Facebook for updates.

30th Anniversary Celebration Book

A very successful night was held in The Sligo Park Hotel at the official launch of our 30 Year Anniversary Book. The large crowd was entertained with different discussion panels describing the life and times of St Johns over the last 30 years. The book is a fine production, full of interesting articles and interviews with people associated with the club over those years. There are many match reports and pictorial records of football and social events as well as descriptions of the progress the club has made. It is a most colourful production and will make an ideal Christmas present for a loved one at home or abroad. The book can be purchased from club members or in local shops. For further information contact Tommy at 086-0793791.


St John’s Lotto

There was no winner of the Jackpot in the draw that took place on Sat Nov 11th. The winners of the E25 consolation prizes were Gerry Ryan, Ashbrook, Pearse Rd.; Gerry McMorrow, Cairns Rd.; Justin McGoldrick, Carraroe  and Mark Lyttle, Aughamore. The next draw for a Jackpot prize of E11,400 will take place on Nov 26th in Molly Fultons at 6.00pm.

Sligo Masters

Hard luck to the Sligo Masters team, including our clubmen Fergal Kelly and Terry Farrelly, who came up short in their All Ireland final against Mayo in Ballymote on Sat last. The squad of players have performed well all year and deserve great credit for their success this year.

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