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St Johns Notes

posted 24 Jul 2017, 04:23 by St Johns GAC   [ updated 24 Jul 2017, 04:34 ]

St. John's GAC notes - W/C 24 July 2017



 

Everyone in the club would like to extend their thoughts and prayers to our U-12 player Conor McMullan and his family following a serious accident on Saturday. Wishing him a full and speedy recovery!


 

Congratulations to our ladies senior team who beat Loughinisland last Thursday and were presented with the league cup! #1D1TG




 



Walking Group: Lackan Bog & Hare’s Gap


Our walking group had a busy week with two very contrasting walks last week. On Wednesday (19th July) we went to Lackan Bog and on Saturday (22nd) we went to the Hare’s Gap in the Mournes. One was flat, the other involved some climbing, on was bathed in sunlight, the other was drenched in … well just drenched.


Actually it didn’t pour all the time at Lackan Bog, but when it wasn’t raining the trees were dripping – no wonder it’s a bog! If you don’t like the weather – wait a couple of days. The sun shone brightly from a blue sky on Saturday when we went up to the Mourne and a little way along the Brandy Pad.






Our next outings are at the start of August, with another busy week. On Saturday 5th we’re going to Blue Lough and on Saturday 12th we are going to Loughshannagh. For both walks in the Mournes we will be leaving the club at 9.30am. In between times we are listed for a walk in Castlewellan Forest Park on Wednesday 9th, leaving the club at 7.00pm, but we might give Lackan Bog another chance if the forecast is better.


Sat 5th Aug​​​

Blue Lough (Mournes)​


Wed 9th Aug

​​​Castlewellan Forest Park


Sat 12th Aug​​​

Loughshannagh (Mournes)


Thu 24th Aug

​​​Dundrum Coastal Path


Saturday walks - meet at the club (St John’s GAC) and be ready to leave at 9.30am.


Mid-week walks – meet at the club and be ready to leave at 7.00pm, or at the start of the walk 15/20/25 minutes later.


Walks may change at short notice depending on weather etc.

Contact Kevin McGlynn on 078 3596 0804 for further details. 

kevin.mcglynn62@gmail.com

 


We have made a block booking for 40 rooms for the night of the Gala Ball on 4th November. Rate is €120.00 per double/twin room inclusive of full Irish Breakfast. Phone the Carrickdale on +353 42 938 0900 and quote St Johns Gala




 

Congratulations Caragh Cochrane on coming 9th place in the All Ireland and International Irish Dancing Championships in Dublin recently.


 

Lotto numbers were 5, 12, 27, 28. 0 £10 winners. Jackpot is £1,200. 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 




Walking Group: Lackan Bog & Hare’s Gap

posted 24 Jul 2017, 01:23 by St Johns GAC   [ updated 24 Jul 2017, 04:32 ]

Walking Group: Lackan Bog & Hare’s Gap

 

Our walking group had a busy week with two very contrasting walks last week. On Wednesday (19th July) we went to Lackan Bog and on Saturday (22nd) we went to the Hare’s Gap in the Mournes. One was flat, the other involved some climbing, on was bathed in sunlight, the other was drenched in … well just drenched. Actually it didn’t pour all the time at Lackan Bog, but when it wasn’t raining the trees were dripping – no wonder it’s a bog! If you don’t like the weather – wait a couple of days. The sun shone brightly from a blue sky on Saturday when we went up to the Mourne and a little way along the Brandy Pad.



 


Our next outings are at the start of August, with another busy week. On Saturday 5th we’re going to Blue Lough and on Saturday 12th we are going to Loughshannagh. For both walks in the Mournes we will be leaving the club at 9.30am. In between times we are listed for a walk in Castlewellan Forest Park on Wednesday 9th, leaving the club at 7.00pm, but we might give Lackan Bog another chance if the forecast is better.

 

 

Sat 5th Aug                            Blue Lough (Mournes)      

 

Wed 9th Aug                          Castlewellan Forest Park

 

Sat 12th Aug                          Loughshannagh (Mournes)

 

Thu 24th Aug                         Dundrum Coastal Path

 

Saturday walks - meet at the club (St John’s GAC) and be ready to leave at 9.30am.

 

Mid-week walks – meet at the club and be ready to leave at 7.00pm, or at the start of the walk 15/20/25 minutes later.

 

Walks may change at short notice depending on weather etc.

 

Contact Kevin McGlynn on 078 3596 0804 for further details. 

kevin.mcglynn62@gmail.com

Action Cancer Big Bus

posted 19 Jul 2017, 06:15 by St Johns GAC

The Action Cancer Big Bus will be off the road in September for an essential refit so it won't be visiting the club on Saturday 9th.


If you had booked a mammogram then Action Cancer will already have been in touch to make alternate arrangements. If you had booked an MOT Health Check this will still go ahead in the clubhouse at the same time as the original booking.

 

There are still two slots available for MOT Health Checks (to check blood pressure, cholesterol, body composition and blood sugar) at 2.30 and 2.50pm. To make an appointment call Action Cancer on 028 9080 3344 (Option 1)  or go on-line to www.actioncancer.org/appointments - when you get to "locations" hit "Health Promotion" rather than "Big Bus" and St John's will appear.



 

St Johns Notes

posted 17 Jul 2017, 07:39 by St Johns GAC

St. John's GAC Notes - W/C 17 July 2017



 

Great day yesterday at the St Johns GAA Golf Classic at Spa Golf Club last Wednesday.


Thanks to all the committee, members and staff at Spa Golf Club for their help on the day including Marc and the bar staff, Gary Wardlow and Maginns for providing the prizes.


To Eugene, Cormac, Oonagh, Bria, Martine & Rachel, the sponsors who helped make this such a great day, especially lead sponsor Green Energy / Flynn Energy, the Town House for the bar at the 8th tee box and doing Beat The Pro and Fresh Food Centre for providing the goody bag snacks!


Winners:


GUI 1st - Kieran O'Connor, Damian O'Connor, Brendan O'Connor & Daniel Brogan


GUI 2nd - Kevin Rogan, Phillip Gregg, Aidan Gibson & Brian Gibson


Non GUI 1st - Brian Fitz, Mark Boyd, Kevin Boyd & Darren Boyd


Non GUI 2nd - Chris McKay, Darren McCartan, Tommy Rice & David McMullan


Nearest the pin (sponsored by Maginns Bar) - John Trainor


Longest drive (sponsored by Maginns Bar) - Darren Savage


Beat the "pro" - Brian Graham


Best individual (GUI) - Kieran O'Connor 


Best individual (non GUI) - Paul King


Best ladies individual - Ursula Kelly


Best dressed - Anthony Branniff



 













We have made a block booking for 40 rooms for the night of the Gala Ball on 4th November. Rate is €120.00 per double/twin room inclusive of full Irish Breakfast. Phone the Carrickdale on +353 42 938 0900 and quote St Johns Gala



 

Walking Group: Drinahilly



Our walking group explored the forest tracks and trails in Donard Forest and found our way up to the mast and viewpoint at Drinahilly on Wednesday past (5th July).



We followed the Glen River on the outward journey and a tributary of the Tullybrannigan River on our return. It was a lovely Summer’s evening and we had great views out to the Isle of Man and over Dundrum Bay to Strangford Lough and the Ards Peninsula.



Wed 19th July                        Lackan Bog (Ballyroney)

Sat 22nd July                         Hare’s Gap (Mournes)

Sat 5th Aug                            Blue Lough (Mournes)

Wed 9th Aug                          Castlewellan Forest Park

Sat 12th Aug                          Loughshannagh (Mournes)

Thu 24th Aug                         Dundrum Coastal Path



Saturday walks - meet at the club (St John’s GAC) and be ready to leave at 9.30am.

Mid-week walks – meet at the club and be ready to leave at 7.00pm, or at the start of the walk 15/20/25 minutes later.



Walks may change at short notice depending on weather etc.



Contact Kevin McGlynn on 078 3596 0804 for further details.

kevin.mcglynn62@gmail.com

 



Lotto numbers were 12 21 25 26. Only 1 £10 winner Denis Cotter. jackpot is £1,150. 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


Walking Group: Drinahilly

posted 10 Jul 2017, 14:18 by St Johns GAC

Walking Group: Drinahilly

 

Our walking group explored the forest tracks and trails in Donard Forest and found our way up to the mast and viewpoint at Drinahilly on Wednesday past (5th July). We followed the Glen River on the outward journey and a tributary of the Tullybrannigan River on our return. It was a lovely Summer’s evening and we had great views out to the Isle of Man and over Dundrum Bay to Strangford Lough and the Ards Peninsula.

 



Wed 19th July                        Lackan Bog (Ballyroney)

 

Sat 22nd July                         Hare’s Gap (Mournes)

 

Sat 5th Aug                            Blue Lough (Mournes)      

 

Wed 9th Aug                          Castlewellan Forest Park

 

Sat 12th Aug                          Loughshannagh (Mournes)

 

Thu 24th Aug                         Dundrum Coastal Path

 

Saturday walks - meet at the club (St John’s GAC) and be ready to leave at 9.30am.

 

Mid-week walks – meet at the club and be ready to leave at 7.00pm, or at the start of the walk 15/20/25 minutes later.

 

Walks may change at short notice depending on weather etc.

 

Contact Kevin McGlynn on 078 3596 0804 for further details. 

kevin.mcglynn62@gmail.com

 

St Johns Notes

posted 3 Jul 2017, 07:13 by St Johns GAC

St. John's GAC notes - W/C 2 July 2017



 

There are still spaces left for the St John’s GAC Golf Classic in Spa Golf Club on Wednesday 12th July 2017.


The cost is £30 per person (£20 for Spa Golf Club members) which includes green fee, goody bag and a meal.


To book a tee time or to sponsor the event contact Eugene O’Boyle on 07764962676 or e.oboyle@drumillen.com.

 



Aughlisnafin are hosting a Masters 7s tournament in Annsborough on Saturday 22nd July at 2pm. This is social 7s football for over 35s or over 30s if not playing competitive football. Contact Eugene O'Boyle on 07764962676 if interested in playing.


 

Any club member looking to order tickets for the Ulster Final should contact Sean Quinn on 07793 755650 before Thursday 6th July



 

Walking Group: Pierce’s Castle


Our walking group walked from Leitrim Lodge to Peirce’s Castle (not a real castle) on Saturday (1st July). It was a lovely walk on a good dry path even though it did seem to go up for a significant portion (all) of the way. A thin mist rolled in when we got to the top so our efforts weren’t rewarded with the views we deserved. Maybe next time.


We were joined along the way by a friendly herd of Sheltand ponies – as if they weren’t small enough they had a foal as well.



Our next outing is on Wednesday 5th July when we go to Drinahilly (Donard Forest Park) leaving the club at 7.00pm. These walks are open to everyone – you don’t need to be a St John’s member.


Wed 19th July​​

Lackan Bog (Ballyroney)


Sat 22nd July​​​

Hare’s Gap (Mournes)


Sat 5th Aug

​​​Blue Lough (Mournes)​


Wed 9th Aug​​​

Castlewellan Forest Park


Sat 12th Aug​​​

Loughshannagh (Mournes)


Thu 24th Aug​​​

Dundrum Coastal Path


Saturday walks - meet at the club (St John’s GAC) and be ready to leave at 9.30am.


Mid-week walks – meet at the club and be ready to leave at 7.00pm, or at the start of the walk 15/20/25 minutes later.


Walks may change at short notice depending on weather etc.


Contact Kevin McGlynn on 078 3596 0804 for further details. 

kevin.mcglynn62@gmail.com


 

Lotto numbers were 4, 10, 12 and 26. No Jackpot winner. 4 £10 winners- Jackie McMullan, Siobhan McCann, Mandy OConnor and Fintan McMullan.


The jackpot is £1,050. Do the club lotto online by visiting 

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



 

Dates for you diary:


St Johns Golf Classic - 12th July

St Johns Gala Ball - 4th November 


Walking Group: Pierce’s Castle

posted 3 Jul 2017, 02:27 by St Johns GAC   [ updated 3 Jul 2017, 02:28 ]

Walking Group: Pierce’s Castle

 

Our walking group walked from Leitrim Lodge to Peirce’s Castle (not a real castle) on Saturday (1st July). It was a lovely walk on a good dry path even though it did seem to go up for a significant portion (all) of the way. A thin mist rolled in when we got to the top so our efforts weren’t rewarded with the views we deserved. Maybe next time. We were joined along the way by a friendly herd of Sheltand ponies – as if they weren’t small enough they had a foal as well.



 

Our next outing is on Wednesday 5th July when we go to Drinahilly (Donard Forest Park) leaving the club at 7.00pm. These walks are open to everyone – you don’t need to be a St John’s member.

 

Wed 19th July                        Lackan Bog (Ballyroney)

 

Sat 22nd July                         Hare’s Gap (Mournes)

 

Sat 5th Aug                            Blue Lough (Mournes)      

 

Wed 9th Aug                          Castlewellan Forest Park

 

Sat 12th Aug                          Loughshannagh (Mournes)

 

Thu 24th Aug                         Dundrum Coastal Path

 

Saturday walks - meet at the club (St John’s GAC) and be ready to leave at 9.30am.

 

Mid-week walks – meet at the club and be ready to leave at 7.00pm, or at the start of the walk 15/20/25 minutes later.

 

Walks may change at short notice depending on weather etc.

 

Contact Kevin McGlynn on 078 3596 0804 for further details. 

kevin.mcglynn62@gmail.com

 

St Johns Notes

posted 26 Jun 2017, 04:22 by St Johns GAC   [ updated 26 Jun 2017, 04:23 ]

St. John's GAC notes - W/C 26 June 2017



 

The annual St John’s GAC Golf Classic will once again be held at Spa Golf Club on Wednesday 12th July 2017. Tee times are filling up fast.


The cost is £30 per person (£20 for Spa Golf Club members) which includes green fee, goody bag and a meal.

 

You can also sponsor a hole for £50 or sponsor £20 to be listed on the sponsors board.

To book a tee time or to sponsor the event contact Eugene O’Boyle on 07764962676 or e.oboyle@drumillen.com.



 

 

St Johns GAC celebrates its 40th anniversary this year. We will be holding a number of events to mark this occasion, including a Gala Ball in the Carrickdale Hotel on Saturday 4 November 2017 (more details to follow).

 


 

We are now renewing our Sponsor Boards around the pitch. If you would be interested in advertising your business contact any committee member.


 

 

Walking Group: Bloody Bridge

 

Our walking group took to the hills again last Wednesday (21st June – the longest day) with an exploration along the Bloody Bridge river between Donard and Chimney Rock Mountain. Numbers were swollen by the hordes of midges that appeared any time we stopped. The only tactic was to keep pushing on. A dip in some of the pools along the river might have helped as well but that theory remains untested.



 

Our next outing is on Saturday 1st July when we go to Pierce’s Castle, leaving the club at 9.30am. These walks are open to everyone – you don’t need to be a St John’s member.

 

Sat 1st July                                                          Pierce’s Castle (West Mournes)

Wed 5th July                                                       Drinahilly (Donard Forest Park)

Wed 19th July                                                    Lackan Bog (Ballyroney)

 

Saturday walks - meet at the club (St John’s GAC) and be ready to leave at 9.30am.

Mid-week walks – meet at the club and be ready to leave at 7.00pm, or at the start of the walk 15/20/25 minutes later.

 

Walks may change at short notice depending on weather etc.

Contact Kevin McGlynn on 078 3596 0804 for further details. 

kevin.mcglynn62@gmail.com

 


 

Lotto numbers were 2, 6, 16 and 18. Martina (Cunningham) Carville matched all 4 numbers and won the £3,300 Jackpot. Well done Martina.

 

2 £10 winners- Francis McCabe and James Marmian. The jackpot is £1,000. Do the club lotto online by visiting 

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

 


 

Dates for you diary:

 

St Johns Golf Classic - 12th July

St Johns Gala Ball - 4th November


Walking Group: Bloody Bridge

posted 23 Jun 2017, 14:53 by St Johns GAC   [ updated 23 Jun 2017, 14:55 ]

Walking Group: Bloody Bridge

 


Our walking group took to the hills again last Wednesday (21st June – the longest day) with an exploration along the Bloody Bridge river between Donard and Chimney Rock Mountain. Numbers were swollen by the hordes of midges that appeared any time we stopped. The only tactic was to keep pushing on. A dip in some of the pools along the river might have helped as well but that theory remains untested.

 

Our next outing is on Saturday 1st July when we go to Pierce’s Castle, leaving the club at 9.30am. These walks are open to everyone – you don’t need to be a St John’s member.

 

Sat 1st July                                        Pierce’s Castle (West Mournes)

 

Wed 5th July                                      Drinahilly (Donard Forest Park)

 

Wed 19th July                                    Lackan Bog (Ballyroney)

 

Saturday walks - meet at the club (St John’s GAC) and be ready to leave at 9.30am.

 

Mid-week walks – meet at the club and be ready to leave at 7.00pm, or at the start of the walk 15/20/25 minutes later.

 

Walks may change at short notice depending on weather etc.

 

Contact Kevin McGlynn on 078 3596 0804 for further details. 

kevin.mcglynn62@gmail.com

 

Alan O’Mara - Real Talks

posted 21 Jun 2017, 01:30 by St Johns GAC

Underneath the jersey, GAA players are normal people too.

 

In 2017, Real Talks delivered a unique mental health workshop in 11 communities across Ulster as part of the GAA’s Healthy Club project. Our club was delighted to be a part of this.

 

96% of all participants agreed that GAA clubs can do more to help players manage their mental health in a better way. We all need to get better at minding ourselves and look out for those around us.

 

To help share these key learnings for others, Alan O’Mara, Real Talks founder and former Cavan goalkeeper, worked with Rory O'Connor, from Rory’s Stories, to create a unique video, which over 350,000 people watched within 24 hours. Check it out here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WhLJoCNkyuo

 

 

Find us on social media

Alan O’Mara

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AlanOMaraOfficial/

Twitter: @AOMTHECAT

 

Real Talks

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/realtalksIRL/

Twitter: @RealTalksIRL



 

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