St. John's GAA Club notes

Under 14 Girls Team

St Johns 3 – 3 ;  Owenmore Gaels 2 – 4

St Johns U14 girls created their own bit of history in Kent Park, Ballydoogan on Sat last when they overcame the challenge of a gallant Owenmore Gaels team to capture the first Girls County Football title by a St Johns team. This massive achievement seemed but an impossible dream at the beginning of the year but the hard-working committee in charge of girls football in the club made sure that every effort was made to bring about this success.

The team had won only one match during the league as they struggled to find their feet in a game that many of them had never played before. From the league their aim was to win two games in their championship group. This was achieved and more as they won four and lost only one to qualify for the final. They team were very well prepared, with the management – and parents-leaving no stone unturned, both on the training field and off. The support in Kent Park was phenomenal and contributed to the victory.

Our girls got off to a great start with a goal from Naomy Kaniki and Ellie Filan quickly added a point before Owenmore Gaels replied with two points. A St Johns passing movement from Faílenn Mc Loughlin to Esther Oyewusi set up Naomi for her second goal. An Owenmore goal just before half time left the Carraroe girls leading by two points at the break. On the resumption our girls exerted great pressure on the Owenmore defence with little success until Kayla Delaney sent a rasping drive to the net for our third goal. 10 year old Rachel Mc Goldrick followed this up with a point and then Katie Cox added another for the Saints. Owenmore replied with a goal and two points but try as they might they were unable to get through the tough St Johns defence for the vital goal which would have given them the lead and the title.

This was truly a team effort from the Carraroe girls with everybody playing their part, both on the field and off it. All the girls in the panel have contributed throughout the year to this great victory and they can be proud of their efforts which were justly rewarded with Saturday’s achievement. A great deal of thanks must go to the Managers / Coaches Olivia and Keith Mc Loughlin and their backroom team who prepared the girls in such a professional manner. The girls section in our club led by Liam Kelly can be proud of what these girls have achieved under their guidance. Hopefully this is just the first of many more titles to come to St John’s girls. 

   St Johns Team; Anna Ryan; Aine O’Connor, Julia Cybula, Esther Oyebusi;Chloe Clerkin,Aoife Forde,Katie Cox; Ellie Filan, Kayla Delaney; Emily Kate Lynch, Rachel Mc Goldrick, Faílenn Mc Loughlin; Naomy Kaniki, Kayley Cawley Loftus, Ceola Scanlon; Heather Egan, Michaela Mullane, Hollie Mc Andrew, Megan Mc Carney, Mimi Lee, Faith Cobey Collum.  


Congratulations and best wishes for a long and happy future together to our All Star Charlie Harrison and his bride, Aisling Mc Gowan on their recent marriage.


Junior Team

On Sat week last St Johns junior team were narrowly defeated by Drumcliffe-Rosses Point in the semi-final by 1-9 to 2-5.


Under 13 Boys Feile

Our Under 13 Feile team finished their campaign last week when they went down to a superior Easkey/St Farnans team. Thanks to the team and their mentors for their commitment since last Feb.

St Johns Lotto

There was no winner of the Jackpot prize in the draw that took place on Sat Sept 29th, when the numbers drawn were 8; 20; 21; 28. The winners of the E25 consolation prizes were Tina Cawley, c/o Cannings; Lorraine Kearins, Heatherview; Shane Monaghan, The Stirrups and Trevor Mc Carrick, St Anne’s Tce. . The next draw will take place in the Clubhouse, Stenson Park, Cuilbeg on Sat Oct 13th at 8.00pm for a Jackpot prize of E12,500. Tickets can be purchase at Molly Fultons, Carraroe; Clifford Electrical, Carraroe; Cannings House and Garden,Cornageeha, The Blue Lagoon, Riverside, Gerry Mc Morrow’s Shop, Cairns Road and The Crozon Inn, Caltragh.

Operation Transformation

The club propose to have a “slimmed-down” Operation Transformation beginning on October 29th. Please keep a check on these notes for updates.

Please check our club web site or Facebook for up to date information on all activities at St Johns GAA.

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