St. John's GAA Club notes

 Minor Football;  Our minor team - combined with Owenmore Gaels, travelled to St Brendan’s Park, Castleconnor, on Friday last to take on the home team. Despite their best efforts, they were defeated by 5 – 13 to 1 – 14.

Under 16 Boys On Mon 13th our boys took on neighbours Calry-St Josephs in Stenson Park, Cuilbeg, and were successful in winning by 4 – 9 to 2 – 5. They now qualify for the semi-final of the League, the opposition, date, venue and time will be available on Sligo GAA fixtures page.

Under 14 Boys Our boys had another fine victory on Wed last in Stenson park when they defeated visitors Shamrock Gaels by 10 – 9 to 4 - 4

Under 12 Boys Our two Under 12 teams welcome Drumcliffe- Rosses Point to Stenson Park, Cuilbeg on Tues 14th for their Div 1 and 3 fixtures

GIRLS FOOTBALL; Our Under 12 girls had two games last week with mixed results. On Monday 6th they played St Molaise Gaels, Grange and were unlucky to be defeated by 2 points on a scoreline of 0 – 8 to 0 – 6. The girls put in a fine performance, with great team-work and not a little skill. They gave everything in the game and fought hard right to the final whistle and can be proud of themselves. They took to the field again on Friday evening when they travelled to Coola to take on the home team, Shamrock Gaels. In this game, our girls produced a great team performance, playing some very stylish football against a strong, well-organised Gaels team and St Johns won out by 0 – 11 to 0 – 6. This result means that the team have qualified for the League semi-final which will be played on Friday May 24th. Well done to the girls and their coaches and a special thanks, once again, to the parents for their wonderful support of the girls – it really makes a difference

St Johns Lotto; The Lotto draw for a Jackpot of E13,300 took  place in the Clubroom last Sat. The numbers drawn were 1, 7, 13 and27. Tere was no winner of the Jackpot prize and the winners of the E25 consolation prizes were D Clancy, Carraroe; Mick Gilroy, Caltragh Heights; Willie Grady, Crozon and Brendan Casey, Drumiskabole.The next draw will take place on Sat May 25th  at 8.30pm in The Clubroom, Cuilbeg. Everybody is welcome to come to the draw. Tickets at E2 each or 3 for E5 can be purchased in Clifford Electrical, Carraroe; The Blue Lagoon, Riverside; Gerry Mc Morrow’s Mace Shop, Cairns Rd; Molly Fulton’s Bar and Restaurant, Carraroe; Canning’s House and Garden, Cornageeha or in The Crozon Inn, Caltragh or from club members. The Lotto can now be done on line. To check this out please go on to St Johns GAA facebook page for more info.

St Johns Nursery Coaching Program for 5 and 6 year old boys and girls began on Sat May 11th and continues each Sat from 10.30 to 11.30am at Cleveragh GAA Pitch - (opposite the Sligo Sports Complex). The cost is E30 which includes a free kit of socks, shorts and jersey. To register call 085 7778174

Please check our club website or facebook for up to date information on all activities in St Johns GAA.

Feile Peil na nOG ;   The annual prestigious Feile Peil na nOg Tournament is being held in Connacht this year over the weekend of June 28th, 29th and 30th, with 352 teams in total taking part. St Johns will host two teams from the USA, an Under 14 Boys and an Under 14 Girls team, both from Philadelphia. The travelling party will consist of 24 players and 4 adult mentors with each team and we as a club are required to host these visitors. St Johns are requesting help from local families who are willing to provide accommodation for two boys or two girls in their home for the weekend. If you are willing and available to help out please get in contact with Seamus (085 249 8067) or any club member

Best Wishes; All at St Johns send best wishes to the Sligo Senior and Junior teams who take on Galway in The Markievicz Park on Sunday next in the Connacht semi-finals. 



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