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St. John's GAC notes - W/C 19/11/17



 

Our U-13s will finish off the 2017 playing season for St Johns when they play in the final of the championship this Sunday when they take on Darragh Cross in Bright at 1 o’clock. Let’s get behind these boys on Sunday. 

 

The AGM took place on Monday. Report will be in next weeks notes

 

Cyber Safety

7.00pm Wed 29th November 

CINI will deliver a “Cyber Safety” workshop for parents at St John’s GAC on Wednesday 29th November. 


CINI are delighted to be partnering with the St John’s Drumnaquoile GAC to deliver a FREE cyber-safety workshops for parents in November 2017. The courses are open to parents and carers of children, including grandparents.


It will cover, among other things, the following:


Cyberbullying

Sexting

Social Media Risks

Adult Content

Gaming

Online Grooming 

 

Santa Sunday in St Johns on Sunday 10th December from 11am to 3pm

 

Saturday 25th November 2017


Leaving @ 9.00am


St John’s Walking Group are running a bus to Carlingford Saturday 25th November. The bus will leave St John’s at 9.00am. Cost £10.


Although this is being run by the walking group the trip is open to everyone, including those who wish to skip the walking part and just have a nosey around Carlingford. The walk will be from Omeath to Carlingford following the coastal greenway and then part of the Táin Trail. 


Booking essential – contact Kevin McGlynn on 078 3596 0804 or kevin.mcglynn62@gmial.com before Tuesday 21st November.


Upcoming Walks


Sat 9th Dec Dublin

Sat 6th Jan Slieve Gullion

Sat 20th Jan Antrim Hills / Causeway Coast 

 

Lotto numbers were 1, 12, 17, 27. 0 £10 winners. Jackpot is £2,050. Do the club lotto online by visiting 

https://www.klubfunder.com/Clubs/St_Johns_Drumnaquoile/lotto

 

Dates for you diary:


Santa Sunday - 10th December 

Strictly Come Dancing - February 2018

Santa Sunday - Book Your Slot Now!

posted by St Johns GAC


We are pleased to announce our Santa Sunday will take place on the 10th December from 11am to 3pm.

It should be a very enjoyable day for all ages with lots of exciting things for kids to do. Including a visit from the ‘Big Man’ himself.



 

This year we will be having a soft play area for younger kids, Arts and crafts, Tinsel tattoos and face painting and a dedicated Santa’s grotto. Tea, coffee and shop will also be available.



 

Cost will be £5 per child to see Santa. Please contact Mickey Flynn if you would like to pre-book to Santa time slot.



 

Check out our Facebook page for like and share competition.

 

Looking forward to seeing you on the 10th.

 

HO HO HO !!!


Bus Trip - Carlingford

posted 20 Nov 2017, 02:33 by St Johns GAC

Bus Trip

Carlingford

 

Saturday 25th November 2017

Leaving @ 9.00am

 

St John’s Walking Group are running a bus to Carlingford Saturday 25th November. The bus will leave St John’s at 9.00am. Cost £10.

 

Although this is being run by the walking group the trip is open to everyone, including those who wish to skip the walking part and just have a nosey around Carlingford. The walk will be from Omeath to Carlingford following the coastal greenway and then part of the Táin Trail. 

 

Booking essential – contact Kevin McGlynn on 078 3596 0804 or kevin.mcglynn62@gmial.com before Tuesday 21st November.

 

Upcoming Walks:


Sat 9th Dec          Dublin


Sat 6th Jan          Slieve Gullion


Sat 20th Jan        Antrim Hills / Causeway Coast

St Johns Notes

posted 16 Nov 2017, 07:26 by St Johns GAC   [ updated 16 Nov 2017, 07:35 ]

St. John's GAC notes - W/C 12/11/17



 

The Gala Ball proved to be a huge success. Thanks to everyone who attended the Gala Ball to celebrate 40 years of the formation of our club.



A massive thanks goes to the staff at The Carrickdale Hotel, Jarleth Burns, everyone who sent videos congratulating the club, Flip Events photo booth,  the AllStar team Committee and to the organisers who worked very hard to put on a great night.


Let's make the next 40 years even better.



















 

Busy weekend for the U-13s this weekend with 2 wins in 2 days securing a place in the final. They beat Dundrum 11.12 to 5.4 on Saturday and beat drumaness on Sunday 6.9 to 1.3. The final will be played on Sunday 26th


 

The AGM will take place on Wednesday 20th November.




 

Disability Inclusion in Sport - 7.00pm Wed 15th November


Disability Sport NI will deliver a course on Wednesday 15th November on Disability Inclusion in Sport.


This course has been designed to provide attendees with the knowledge and understanding they need to make their sports programmes, facilities and activities more inclusive of people with disabilities.


Through combining interactive exercises, practical advice and guidance this course equips participants with the knowledge and skills to overcome barriers to participation.


Participants will be introduced to a variety of warm-up games, activities and disability sports and guided on how to make these inclusive for all ability groups.


This course will be free to St John’s club members; non-members will have to pay £45.


To book a place contact Maureen Ward on wardmrsmward@aol.com or 077 9306 6146 or Kevin McGlynn.



 

 

Cyber Safety

7.00pm Wed 29th November 

CINI will deliver a “Cyber Safety” workshop for parents at St John’s GAC on Wednesday 29th November. 


CINI are delighted to be partnering with the St John’s Drumnaquoile GAC to deliver a FREE cyber-safety workshops for parents in November 2017. The courses are open to parents and carers of children, including grandparents.


 It will cover, among other things, the following:


Cyberbullying

Sexting

Social Media Risks

Adult Content

Gaming

Online Grooming



 



Santa Sunday in St Johns on Sunday 10th December from 11am to 3pm



 


There will be a meeting on Thursday 16th at 7.30 for juvenile coach's in the club.

 



Lotto numbers were 1, 11, 14, 27. 2 £10 winners - Mrs McArdle and Adam McAleese. Jackpot is £2,000. Do the club lotto online by visiting 

https://www.klubfunder.com/Clubs/St_Johns_Drumnaquoile/lotto


 


Dates for you diary:


AGM - 20th November


Santa Sunday - 10th December 


Strictly Come Dancing - February 2018


National Recognition For St Johns GAC

posted 8 Nov 2017, 06:26 by St Johns GAC

Three Down GAA clubs amongst the first official GAA Healthy Clubs to receive national recognition

·         The award winning Healthy Clubs Project (HCP) aims to turn clubs into hubs for health in their communities

·         With almost the same number of GAA clubs as GPs across Ireland, the project offers a new setting in which to deliver health promotion and interventions[i]

·         Leading GAA ambassador Seán Cavanagh strongly commends the club for their leadership


4 November 2017; Down representatives Katriona Kernan, left, Mary Walsh, both St Peter's Warrenpoint, and Kevin McGlynn, St John's Drumnaquoile, with their Official Healthy Club awards alongside Seán Cavanagh, Healthy Clubs Ambassador and former Tyrone footballer. The GAA Healthy Clubs Recognition Event, supported by Irish Life, saw 58 GAA clubs recognised as the first official ‘Healthy Clubs’ on the island of Ireland. The GAA’s Healthy Clubs Project hopes to transform GAA clubs nationally into hubs for community health and wellbeing. As part of the programme, each club is trained to deliver advice and information programmes on a variety of different topics including, physical activity; emotional wellbeing; healthy eating; community development, to name but a few. For more information, visit: www.gaa.ie/community. Croke Park, Dublin. Photo by Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile *** NO REPRODUCTION FEE ***

 

A special ceremony with governmental representation in Croke Park on Saturday 4th November 2017 saw 58 GAA clubs recognised as the first official ‘Healthy Clubs’ on the island of Ireland.


Three Down GAA clubs, St. Peter’s (Warrenpoint), St. Johns (Drumnaquoile) and Clonduff, can now proudly fly a flag above their grounds (endorsed by both Healthy Ireland and the Public Health Agency in NI), letting their members and communities know that they value health and wellbeing as much as leagues and championships.


In January 2016, almost 100 clubs applied to participate in Phase 2 of the project (just 16 participated in Phase 1 between 2013-2015). Many cited the dearth of services in their communities that are tackling issues such as obesity, sedentary lifestyles, mental health and suicide. They wanted to be part of the solution.   


Clubs engage with their members and community before identifying health themes upon which to focus on. Most common include healthy eating; physical activity for non-playing members; emotional wellbeing; engaging older members of the community; youth development; smoke free clubs; gambling, drug, and alcohol education; and inclusion and integration.


These three progressive GAA clubs are the first in Down to receive national recognition. Their various health and wellbeing initiatives have had a tremendous impact on their clubs and wider communities. Both St. Peter’s GAC and Clonduff GAC made history earlier in the year when they launched their complete smoke free policy, the first of its kind in Down. The clubs are now the picture of health decorated with smoke free signage, provided by the Public Health Agency (PHA) and the GAA through a CSR partnership with Irish Life. The decision to go smoke free is about setting a positive example, creating healthier clubs and reducing initiation rates amongst young people. The clubs have also offered support to club members wishing to quit smoking through their partnership with the PHA.


St. John's GAC, Drumnaqouile have a regular walking group, which was initially set up for older members in the community in partnership with Age NI to increase participation, but now covers the entire age spectrum. The group covers different routes in the area and members enjoy exploring the beautiful Down countryside while socialising with others from the community.

 

Former Tyrone football captain Seán Cavanagh is a big supporter of the GAA’s Healthy Club Project (HCP) and presented the clubs with their official flag and plaque in Croke Park on Saturday, November 4th. He said “I’ve seen myself how the GAA brings communities together in so many different ways so it’s fantastic to see the association taking a leadership role in developing healthier communities. The Healthy Clubs around the country are having a positive impact on so many children and young people and as a parent I think it is fantastic. Through this project I think people will start to appreciate the role of the GAA in our communities even more.”

 

The innovative Healthy Club model was developed in partnership with Healthy Ireland, the HSE’s health promotion division, the National Office for Suicide Prevention, and is supported by Irish Life through a CSR investment. In an era of unprecedented societal health challenges, the Healthy Club Project aims to harness the potential of the GAA club setting to deliver evidence-based health promotion information and interventions, backed up by appropriate policies and partnerships. Its potential to be replicated by other sports is currently being explored by a working group involving the FAI, IRFU, and Athletics Ireland.


Similar work is being undertaken across European sports associations, and for the past three years the GAA has contributed its learnings to the EU-wide Sports Clubs for Health project. This culminated with the GAA’s Community & Health manager, Colin Regan, presenting on the Healthy Club project to a sub-committee of the EU Parliament in Brussels in April.


The Healthy Clubs project is being independently evaluated by a team from Waterford IT’s Centre for Health Behaviour Research. While the final report into Phase 2 won’t be available until December, the research team have already noted significant successes (see editor’s notes for examples of successful interventions).


Aogán Ó Fearghail, An Uachtarán Cumann Luthchleas Gael said, “The 58 Healthy Clubs recognised today have gone above and beyond what is normally expected of a sports club. Health and wellbeing is core to what the GAA is all about and these clubs help bring that to life. I’d like to thank our partners, Healthy Ireland, the HSE, National Office for Suicide Prevention, the Public Health Agency, and Irish Life, for helping to make the Healthy Club project the success it is. We look forward to growing it from strength to strength.”


Recognising the achievements of the clubs in Croke Park at the Healthy Club Recognition Event is Catherine Byrne, Minister of State for Health Promotion and the National Drugs Strategy, Department of Health (ROI). She said, "Today is all about recognition for the clubs and the volunteers who make this happen at club level. I would like to congratulate all of the clubs and volunteers involved and acknowledge the contribution that they are all making to bring the vision for Healthy Ireland to life: where everyone can enjoy physical and mental health and wellbeing to their full potential"

 

David Harney, CEO, Irish Life said, “Irish Life are delighted to work with the GAA on the Healthy Club initiative. The GAA, reaches into every community on the island of Ireland, and has a significant role to play in the health of the nation through its promotion of Gaelic Games. The association’s Healthy Club initiative brings a new dimension to this work. It enables people to access health in an exciting new way. We believe this work has the potential to improve the future health of communities across the country.”

 

There are numerous benefits to clubs that take part in the GAA HCP including exclusive access to Healthy Club resources and support. The independent evaluation by Waterford IT’s Centre for Health Behaviour Research of Phase 1 of the HCP revealed its potential to increase membership, improvements in health promoting activities, better opportunity to link the local community with club activities and opening up new funding avenues all the while enhancing the health of the nation and ensuring a healthier future for everyone.


The GAA hope to extend the project to 150 clubs in Phase 3 (with expressions of interest to open in early 2018) before opening the project to all interested clubs in 2020. There are 1,600 clubs in Ireland and over 400 abroad.

For more information, visit: www.gaa.ie/community  

Follow: @officialgaa or Like: www.facebook.com/officialgaa/ #gaahealth

 



St John's Drumnaquoile, Down Case Study

‘Walking Group’

St John's Drumnaquoile in County Down were one of the original 18 clubs piloting the GAA's National Healthy Club Programme. In 2015 they recognised that that they weren't doing enough for the older members of their community. To resolve that oversight they teamed up with Age NI to find ways of becoming more inclusive of older people.

One of the initiatives was to establish a walking group. This is still going strong two years later. The group get together every second or third Saturday and every other Wednesday evening during the Summer months. In 2016 they were out as a group on 29 occasions with 33 people taking part. The group was initially set up as a resource for older people but it actually now covers the entire age spectrum.

Walkers have enjoyed their involvement in the group, experiencing new routes and places and walking with friends (new and old) rather than just walking the same paths on their own, or not at all. Some say Saturday mornings used to be for household chores - now they look forward to getting out in the fresh air, exploring our beautiful countryside, meeting up with friends, doing some exercise or just enjoying a natter over a cup of tea at the end of the route.  

Healthy Minds

posted 6 Nov 2017, 03:32 by St Johns GAC

Healthy Minds

 

7.00pm Wed 6th December

 


PIPS Programmes will deliver a “Healthy Minds” workshop for 11-14year olds at St John’s GAC on Wednesday 6th December.

 

Healthy Minds is a two hour fun, interactive workshop that introduces the concept that our mental health is as important as our physical health.  It is estimated that three out of four pupils suffering from depression or anxiety will attempt to hide their distress rather than ask for help. 

 

Our Healthy Minds workshop helps reduce the barriers to asking for help by talking openly about the fears that worry young people and stop them asking for help for themselves or their friends.

The programme also discusses bullying and the effect bullying has on pupils’ mental health.

Cyber Safety

posted 6 Nov 2017, 03:30 by St Johns GAC

Cyber Safety

 

7.00pm Wed 29th November



 

CiNI will deliver a “Cyber Safety” workshop for parents at St John’s GAC on Wednesday 29th November.

 

CiNI are delighted to be partnering with the St John’s Drumnaquoile GAC to deliver a FREE cyber-safety workshops for parents in November 2017. The courses are open to parents and carers of children, including grandparents.

 


It will cover, among other things, the following:

 

·         Cyberbullying

·         Sexting

·         Social Media Risks

·         Adult Content

·         Gaming

·         Online Grooming 

 

 


NB: The training is aimed at parents and there will be content that is unsuitable for children, therefore only over 18's will be admitted.


Disability Inclusion in Sport

posted 6 Nov 2017, 03:25 by St Johns GAC

Disability Inclusion in Sport

 

7.00pm Wed 15th November



 

Disability Sport NI will deliver a course on Wednesday 15th November on Disability Inclusion in Sport.

 

This course has been designed to provide attendees with the knowledge and understanding they need to make their sports programmes, facilities and activities more inclusive of people with disabilities.

 

Through combining interactive exercises, practical advice and guidance this course equips participants with the knowledge and skills to overcome barriers to participation.

 

Participants will be introduced to a variety of warm-up games, activities and disability sports and guided on how to make these inclusive for all ability groups.

 

This course will be free to St John’s club members; non-members will have to pay £45.

 

To book a place contact Maureen Ward on wardmrsmward@aol.com or 077 9306 6146 or Kevin McGlynn.

Walking Group Bus To Bangor

posted 31 Oct 2017, 06:07 by St Johns GAC

Bus Trip

Orlock / Bangor


Saturday 11th November 2017

Leaving @ 9.00am

 

St John’s Walking Group are running a bus to the Bangor on Saturday 11th November. The bus will leave St John’s at 9.00am. Cost £10.

 

Although this is being run by the walking group the trip is open to everyone, including those who wish to skip the walking part and just have a nosey around Bangor. The walk will be along the North Down Coastal Path from Orlock Point, via Groomsport and Ballyholme to Bangor.

 

Booking essential – contact Kevin McGlynn on 078 3596 0804 or kevin.mcglynn62@gmial.com before Wednesday 8th November


 

St Johns Notes

posted 31 Oct 2017, 06:05 by St Johns GAC

St. John's GAC Notes - W/C 29/10/17



 

Gala Ball this Saturday. Drink reception at 7pm. Please use Lacey's suite entrance.





 

The AGM will take place on Wednesday 20th November.



 

Mass for deceased Members Monday 13 November Clanvaraghan 7.30pm


 

St John’s Walking Group are running a bus to the Bangor on Saturday 11th November. The bus will leave St John’s at 9.00am. Cost £10.


Although this is being run by the walking group the trip is open to everyone, including those who wish to skip the walking part and just have a nosey around Bangor.


The walk will be along the North Down Coastal Path from Orlock Point, via Groomsport and Ballyholme to Bangor.


Booking essential – contact Kevin McGlynn on 078 3596 0804 or kevin.mcglynn62@gmail.com before Wednesday 8th November



We are delight to announce that we will be teaming up with neighbours Ballynahinch RFC to bring you, both Junior and Senior Strictly Come Dancing in February with training starting before Christmas. Anyone interested in dancing can contact Cormac in 07871373381



 

6 week cookery course starting 7th Nov.. pm or call 07793066146 to book..numbers limited


 

We will be hosting the above course, run by Disability Sport NI, on Wednesday 15th November, details below.


This will be a practical session. We ran a course on "Autism and Sport" back in March and it was very useful for attendees, giving lots of insights and tools that could be used across a whole range of abilities and situations.


We have some funding to deliver this but that will only cover our own club members. Non-members will have to pay £45.


To book a place contact Maureen Ward on  wardmrsmward@aol.com or 077 9306 6146

 




Lotto numbers were 3, 7, 15, 21. 6 £10 winners - Jim English, Frank McMullan, Peter Slevin, Buffer, Paddy Kennedy and Alan Henderson. Jackpot is £1,900. Do the club lotto online by visiting 

https://www.klubfunder.com/Clubs/St_Johns_Drumnaquoile/lotto

 


Dates for you diary:


St Johns Gala Ball - 4th November 

AGM - 20th November

Strictly Come Dancing - February 2018


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