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St. John's GAC notes - W/C 17/9/18

posted 17 Sep 2018, 05:52 by St Johns GAC   [ updated 17 Sep 2018, 05:54 ]

St. John's GAC notes - W/C 17/9/18



 

On Saturday 13th October the friends of Siobhan McCann will be holding a Fundraising day to help raise the much needed funds to 'Help Beat Siobhans Toughest Opponent" This will include a Coffee morning from 10am to 1pm, Ladies 7s tournament beginning at 2pm and a nights entertainment with live music. Auctions, Raffles and donations on the day



 

The club will be running ‘Star in their Eyes’ on Saturday 17th November. Anyone interested please contact Cormac McMullan on 07871373381. This will only involve 5 nights practice at the club



 

A great morning for St Johns in Carryduff on Sunday morning.

A scoreline of 14-12 to 0-4 brings St Johns to 4 out of 4 in the U11 Championship.


The “older guard” of Nathan Doran (4-0), Rory McCreanor (3-2), Calum Cluskey (2-0) and John Joe McMullan (2-0) led by example and encouraged the rest of their team to fight for every ball. Not to be outdone the younger players Mel Cahill (0-2), Shea O’Connor (0-3), Jay Flanagan (2-1), Joe Burns (0-1), Leah Walsh (0-1), Dylan McMullan (1-0), Conor McGratton (0-1) and Eoin McCreanor (0-1) all registered excellent scores.


This only tells half the story for the whole squad played together as a team executing great passes and running off the ball to dominate the game. Grace McMullan, Cormac Gibney, Oisin McCullough, Eoin McCreanor and Shea O’Connor had fantastic games stopping attacks and gathering kicks outs to help assist each attack.


Shea Murphy in goals had little to do but each time a save was needed he was assured and his kick outs perfect. The superb interplay between midfield and the forward line meant that on average St Johns were gaining a point for every minute of the game. The squad were rotated throughout with each member slotting into their new role easily. A great performance all round and well done!





 

St Johns Masters indoor football starts again this Tuesday evening from 8.30pm in the sports hall.



This is aimed at those aged over 35 or not actively playing senior football and is open to anyone in the local area to come along, not just our own club members


Initial cost is £5 per night to cover the cost of new equipment purchased

For further details contact Eugene O’Boyle on 07764962676.



 

Lotto numbers were 9, 13, 17, 22. 4 £10 winners: Pascal Toner x 2, Brian Murphy & Eugene Rooney. Jackpot is £4,200. Do the club lotto online by visiting 

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



 

Walking Group: Quoile

posted 17 Sep 2018, 05:47 by St Johns GAC   [ updated 17 Sep 2018, 05:49 ]

Walking Group: Quoile



 

Our walking group travelled through 1,500 years of history on Saturday (8th September) as we wandered along the shores of the Quoile River to the centre of Downpatrick. We visited the Mound of Down where archaeological evidence suggests it was a stronghold for local chieftains for centuries before St Patrick arrived, and remained so until John De Courcey established a Norman presence around 1,200 AD. Of course we paid our respects at St Patrick’s Grave, before a coffee break at the jail and making our way back to the 21st Century.

 

Our next walk will be along in the Annalong Valley in the Mournes on Saturday 29th September and on Saturday 6th October we will be going to Audleystown and Castle Ward. We will be leaving St John’s at 9.00am on both mornings.

 

Contact Kevin McGlynn on 078 3596 0804 or kevin.mcglynn62@gmail.com if you are interested in coming along. 

 

Sat 29th Sept                         Annalong Valley

 

Sat 6th Oct                              Audleystown / Castleward

 

Sat 27th Oct                           Spelga Horseshoe

 

Sat 10th Nov                          Ballyroney (Lackan Bog & Hunshigo Lake)

 

Sat 24th Nov                          Slievemageogh

 

Saturday walks - meet at the club and be ready to leave at 9.00am.

 

Walk 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 10 Sep 2018, 03:46 by St Johns GAC   [ updated 10 Sep 2018, 04:47 ]

St. John's GAC notes - W/C 10/9/18




On Saturday 13th October the friends of Siobhan McCann will be holding a Fundraising day to help raise the much needed funds to 'Help Beat Siobhans Toughest Opponent" This will include a Coffee morning from 10am to 1pm, Ladies 7s tournament beginning at 2pm and a nights entertainment with live music. Auctions, Raffles and donations on the day





The club will be running ‘Star in their Eyes’ on Saturday 17th November. Anyone interested please contact Cormac McMullan on 07871373381. This will only involve 5 nights practice at the club.





St Johns Under 11s hosted a Bredagh side in their third league game of the season at home on Sunday morning.


Playing with a strong breeze the Johnnies got off to a strong start with a point from Nathan Doran after being setup by Jay Flanagan before Nathan then scored a goal before the visitors replied with a point of their own.


Calum Cluskey then scored a point from a free after he was fouled when on the attack. Rory McCreanor added the next point after good play between himself and Calum.


Ryan McCourt added a further point before Calum scored a goal of his own after being setup by Nathan. Calum added another point after great setup play by Jay and Rory.


Bredagh responded with a point of their own after Jack McMullan had saved a clear goal scoring chance for the visitors.


Rory added another goal late in the first half before Mel Cahill rounded off the scoring in the first half with a point to leave the half time score St Johns 3-6 Bredagh 0-2.


Nathan scored a point after an assist by John Joe McMullan to open the scoring in the second half before Bredagh added a point of their own.

With Jay in nets for the second half he pulled off a great save but could do nothing to prevent Bredagh getting a goal of their own to narrow the gap.


Shea O’Connor then got a goal after good build up play between Calum and Conlan O’Boyle but it was at this stage Bredagh had their best phase of the match and scored four points without reply but late on Shea scored another goal to put the game beyond the visitors.


The final score was St Johns 5-7 Bredagh 1-6.


Next Sunday the Under 11s are away to Carryduff. Thanks to all who came along to support the squad.





Lotto numbers were 8, 12, 16, 18. 1 £10 winner: Oliver Cunningham. Jackpot is £4,150. Do the club lotto online by visiting 

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




We would like to express our deepest condolences to The Murray family on the passing of Evelyn Murray.



St Johns Notes

posted 28 Aug 2018, 02:38 by St Johns GAC

St. John's GAC notes - W/C 27/8/18



 

St Johns Under 12 girls travelled to south Down on Saturday morning taking up an invitation from Clonduff GAC to take part in their annual u12s tournament. We would like to thank Clonduff for a really well run tournament and for the refreshments on the day.


There were eight teams on the day St Johns were in group A along with Clonduff, Mayobridge and Burren. Out of this group three teams went on to play in the finals. Clonduff was our first match they were a very strong team Our girls played well but knew they could do better Clonduff won 3-4 to 1-4. Clonduff went on to win the cup competition.


Next up we played Mayobridge this was a very tight game the difference this time we didn’t concede any goals in this game. This game ended in a draw St Johns 1-3 to 0-6. The girls were starting to play with confidence in the that second game. Last game in the preliminaries was Burren B team. St Johns took this game to them from the start with every player pushing for the win, and yes they won.


After lunch we played Clonduff B in the semi final this was the game where the girls brought everything to their game. The passing to each other was precise and fast winning the kick outs and pushing forward at speed and taking some of the best scores I have seen in a long time. We had four different goal scorers in this game all playing as a team they pushed on to win 5-2 to 0-2. Leaving us in the final with St Johns Bosco this team only lost two games all day .


The game was fast and Bosco took the lead by two points before we got going. Every girl played their legs of in this game we got our first two scores in quick succession both being goals. This set the girls up for the second half, sugar in water on board thei confidence high it was going to take a big effort from Bosco to pull this lead back from us. The girls as always played as a team laying the ball of to the player in the better position to take their scores.


The unselfish way these young girls play is a pleasure to watch, they don’t mind who scores as long as there is a score at the end of an attack. Our subs were all used in the game as the legs were getting tired from playing  5 games to get to this point. we scored another 2-3 in the second half to Bosco s 1-3 .We won the plate final 4-3 to 1-5. The management would like to thank Clonduff for the great morning of football and our parents for all their support on Saturday and throughout the year.


Team ; Rosie O Conner, Holly Milligan, Enya Boyle ,Ashleen McCann, Meabh Boyle,Emma Doran, Mollie Rogan, Asling O Connor, Shauna Magorrian, Grace McMullan, Clara Gallagher, Mary Claire King, Meabh Murray, Katie King.




 

Lotto numbers were 2, 5, 7, 8. 4 £10 winners: Cristy OHare, Ann Tumilty, Mickey Gordan & Fitzpatrick Children. Jackpot is £4,050. Do the club lotto online by visiting 

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



 

Save the date. The club will be running ‘Star in their Eyes’ on Saturday 17th November. Anyone interested please contact Cormac McMullan on 07871373381



St Johns Notes

posted 20 Aug 2018, 07:37 by St Johns GAC

St. John's GAC notes - W/C 20/8/18



 

IFC Round 2 St John’s 0-12 v 0-15 Ballymartin 18/08/18


Ballymartin lead from the first post to the last to book their place in the Down IFC quarter-finals after this encounter in Mayobridge. The Lilywhites were fastest out of the blocks and were 0-4 to 0-1 ahead within the first ten minutes with Peter Fitzpatrick to the fore amongst the scorers. St John’s were briefly level when John Clarke pointed, but that was the only time the scoreboard showed parity at one a-piece.


The scoreboard didn’t not fully reflect Ballymartin’s dominance of the early exchanges as they also fired five wides in the time it took them to get those four points.


St John’s won a 45 when Eoin Moag’s shot was blocked by Ballymartin full back and captain Mark Wheelan. Marty Keenan took the 45 to John Clarke who played Conor Morgan in for a point. Chris McKay caught the kick-out and worked the ball back into the mix.


St John’s won a free which John Clarke stroked over to reduce the margin to the minimum, 0-4 v 0-3. However Cathal Doyle doubled Ballymartin’s advantage soon after.


There was a whiff on a goal chance for St John’s when Chris McKay played a sideline ball in towards the square but the Ballymartin defence ensure that the ball was cleared away. Harry McMullan reduced the margin again when his shot was touched over the bar by the keeper Colin Trainor.


Ballymartin dominated the last ten minutes as they had done the first ten, with four points in a row. A free from Conor Morgan left the scoreline 0-09 v 0-05 at the interval, and with St John’s having much to do. However, they must have known that there was much more in the tank.

Ballymartin extended their lead after the interval with a couple of points from Ryan McCulla and Peter Fitzpatrick from a free.


They then suffered a set-back as their influential centre-fielder Austin Crawford was black-carded for brining Eoin Moag to the ground. This dismissal upset their rhythm for they did score again for another ten minutes, and only added another three points in total in the remaining twenty-five minutes.


Not that St John’s were shooting the lights out. Twelve minutes of the second period had elapsed before they scored when Eoin Moag created an opportunity for John Clarke. Cathal O’Connor pushed forward from corner-back to score the next point and to set anexample for the forwards. That example wasn’t imitated.


The side then traded wides; three for Ballymartin, two for the Johnnies before Clarke and Marty Keenan combined for Conor Morgan to point. This reduced the margin to a single score but substitute Conor Fitzpatrick pointed for Ballymartin from the next attack.


St John’s redoubled their efforts for the final minutes. They notched up three scores between the 24th and 29th minutes, from Conor Morgan (a free), John Clarke and Marty Keenan to reduce the margin to the minimum. They also missed a scoreable free and had another poor wide during that purple patch – chances that might have changed the complexion of the game had they been taken. 


As it was the margin was back to the minimum but Rory Quinn got the next point for the Lilywhites. John Clarke pointed a free as “at least five minutes of additional time” was announced, but Ballymartin were in no mood to be reeled in. The Johnnies could not sustain their burst and the last scores of the game went to Ryan Mc Culla and Noel Kerr to assure Ballymartin of a place in the quarter-finals. That destination is still open to St John’s but they will have to travel through the back door to get there.


St John’s: Darren Morgan; Cathal O’Connor (0-1), Aodhan Morgan, Mark Grant; Joe Savage, Ryan Flanagan, Conor Branniff; Harry McMullan (0-1), Ryan Gibney; Eoin Moag, Conor Morgan (0-4, 2f), Chris McKay; Marty Keenan (0-1), John Clarke (0-5, 2f), Conor Flanagan. Subs Gavin Grant for Conor Branniff (ht), Ciaran Magorrian for Joe Savage, Conor Gilmore for Chris McKay, Darren McMullan, Jonny Addis, Sam Walsh, Hugh Flanagan, Joe Milligan, Michael McMullan, Jamie McKevitt, Darren Savage, Ciaran McCann


Ballymartin: Colin Trainor; Michael Higgins, Mark Wheelan, James Doran; Ethan Smith, Adrian Doran, Noel Kerr (0-1); John Caldwell, Austin Crawford; Ryan McCulla (0-2), Peter Fitzpatrick (0-7, 0-4f), Sean Hughes; Cathal Doyle (0-2), Rory Philips, Michael Cunningham (0-1). Subs Sean Harper for Ethan Smith, Conor Fitzpatrick (0-1) for Rory Philips (blood), Conor Fitzpatrick for John Caldwell (bc), Rory Quinn (0-1) for Rory Philips



 

Walking Group: Drumee Lanes & Hen Mountain


Our walking group had two outings last week. On Wednesday evening (15th August) we went for a dander along the Drumee Lanes between Castlewellan and Newcastle.


The network of footpaths here allows each visit to be different from the last and so we put together yet another different combination. They all give great views to the Mournes and the sea but this time it was enhanced by a rainbow arcing from the mountains to the sea.


On Saturday (18th August) we went to the Mournes for a short climb up Hen mountain. This may not be the biggest of hills but it is a mighty place to be nonetheless with rocky crags to play on. 



Our next walk will be along the coastal path at Dundrum on Wednesday 29th August (leaving St John’s at 7.00pm and the NT car park at the edge of Dundrum at 7.15).


Contact Kevin McGlynn on 078 3596 0804 or kevin.mcglynn62@gmail.com if you are interested in coming along.


Wed 29th August Dundrum Coastal Path

Sat 8th Sept Quoile - Jaynes shore to Mound of Down

Sat 29th Sept Annalong Valley

Sat 6th Oct Audleystown / Castleward


Saturday walks - meet at the club and be ready to leave at 9.00am.

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.


Walk 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, 21, 26. 1 £10 winner: Tom Crawford. Jackpot is £4,000. Do the club lotto online by visiting 

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


 

Save the date. The club will be running ‘Star in their Eyes’ on Saturday 17th November. Anyone interested please contact Cormac McMullan on 07871373381

Seniors Lose IFC Clash Against Ballymartin

posted 20 Aug 2018, 07:34 by St Johns GAC

IFC Round 2             St John’s 0-12 v 0-15 Ballymartin                                  18/08/18



 

Ballymartin lead from the first post to the last to book their place in the Down IFC quarter-finals after this encounter in Mayobridge. The Lilywhites were fastest out of the blocks and were 0-4 to 0-1 ahead within the first ten minutes with Peter Fitzpatrick to the fore amongst the scorers. St John’s were briefly level when John Clarke pointed, but that was the only time the scoreboard showed parity at one a-piece. The scoreboard didn’t not fully reflect Ballymartin’s dominance of the early exchanges as they also fired five wides in the time it took them to get those four points.

 

St John’s won a 45 when Eoin Moag’s shot was blocked by Ballymartin full back and captain Mark Wheelan. Marty Keenan took the 45 to John Clarke who played Conor Morgan in for a point. Chris McKay caught the kick-out and worked the ball back into the mix. St John’s won a free which John Clarke stroked over to reduce the margin to the minimum, 0-4 v 0-3. However Cathal Doyle doubled Ballymartin’s advantage soon after.

 

There was a whiff on a goal chance for St John’s when Chris McKay played a sideline ball in towards the square but the Ballymartin defence ensure that the ball was cleared away. Harry McMullan reduced the margin again when his shot was touched over the bar by the keeper Colin Trainor.

 

Ballymartin dominated the last ten minutes as they had done the first ten, with four points in a row. A free from Conor Morgan left the scoreline 0-09 v 0-05 at the interval, and with St John’s having much to do. However, they must have known that there was much more in the tank.

 

Ballymartin extended their lead after the interval with a couple of points from Ryan McCulla and Peter Fitzpatrick from a free. They then suffered a set-back as their influential centre-fielder Austin Crawford was black-carded for brining Eoin Moag to the ground. This dismissal upset their rhythm for they did score again for another ten minutes, and only added another three points in total in the remaining twenty-five minutes.

 

Not that St John’s were shooting the lights out. Twelve minutes of the second period had elapsed before they scored when Eoin Moag created an opportunity for John Clarke. Cathal O’Connor pushed forward from corner-back to score the next point and to set an example for the forwards. That example wasn’t imitated.

 

The side then traded wides; three for Ballymartin, two for the Johnnies before Clarke and Marty Keenan combined for Conor Morgan to point. This reduced the margin to a single score but substitute Conor Fitzpatrick pointed for Ballymartin from the next attack.

 

St John’s redoubled their efforts for the final minutes. They notched up three scores between the 24th and 29th minutes, from Conor Morgan (a free), John Clarke and Marty Keenan to reduce the margin to the minimum. They also missed a scoreable free and had another poor wide during that purple patch – chances that might have changed the complexion of the game had they been taken. 

 

As it was the margin was back to the minimum but Rory Quinn got the next point for the Lilywhites. John Clarke pointed a free as “at least five minutes of additional time” was announced, but Ballymartin were in no mood to be reeled in. The Johnnies could not sustain their burst and the last scores of the game went to Ryan Mc Culla and Noel Kerr to assure Ballymartin of a place in the quarter-finals. That destination is still open to St John’s but they will have to travel through the back door to get there.

 

St John’s: Darren McMullan; Cathal O’Connor (0-1), Aidan Morgan, Mark Grant; Joe Savage, Ryan Flanagan, Conor Branniff; Harry McMullan (0-1), Ryan Gibney; Eoin Moag, Conor Morgan (0-4, 2f), Chris McKay; Marty Keenan (0-1), John Clarke (0-5, 2f), Conor Flanagan. Subs Gavin Grant for Conor Branniff (ht), Ciaran Magorrian for Joe Savage, Conor Gilmore for Chris McKay, Darren McMullan, Jonny Addis, Sam Walsh, Hugh Flanagan, Joe Milligan, Michael McMullan, Jamie McKevitt, Darren Savage.

 

Ballymartin: Colin Trainor; Michael Higgins, Mark Wheelan, James Doran; Ethan Smith, Adrian Doran, Noel Kerr (0-1); John Caldwell, Austin Crawford; Ryan McCulla (0-2), Peter Fitzpatrick (0-7, 0-4f), Sean Hughes; Cathal Doyle (0-2), Rory Philips, Michael Cunningham (0-1). Subs Sean Harper for Ethan Smith, Conor Fitzpatrick (0-1) for Rory Philips (blood), Conor Fitzpatrick for John Caldwell (bc), Rory Quinn (0-1) for Rory Philips

Walking Group: Drumee Lanes & Hen Mountain

posted 20 Aug 2018, 07:30 by St Johns GAC   [ updated 20 Aug 2018, 07:32 ]

Walking Group: Drumee Lanes & Hen Mountain

 

Our walking group had two outings last week. On Wednesday evening (15th August) we went for a dander along the Drumee Lanes between Castlewellan and Newcastle. The network of footpaths here allows each visit to be different from the last and so we put together yet another different combination. They all give great views to the Mournes and the sea but this time it was enhanced by a rainbow arcing from the mountains to the sea.

 

On Saturday (18th August) we went to the Mournes for a short climb up Hen mountain. This may not be the biggest of hills but it is a mighty place to be nonetheless with rocky crags to play on. 



 

Our next walk will be along the coastal path at Dundrum on Wednesday 29th August (leaving St John’s at 7.00pm and the NT car park at the edge of Dundrum at 7.15).

 

Contact Kevin McGlynn on 078 3596 0804 or kevin.mcglynn62@gmail.com if you are interested in coming along. 

 

Wed 29th August                  Dundrum Coastal Path

 

Sat 8th Sept                           Quoile - Jaynes shore to Mound of Down

 

Sat 29th Sept                         Annalong Valley

 

Sat 6th Oct                             Audleystown / Castleward

 

Saturday walks - meet at the club and be ready to leave at 9.00am.

 

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.

 

Walk 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 14 Aug 2018, 02:42 by St Johns GAC

St. John's GAC notes - W/C 13/8/18



 

St Johns U-14 girls level formed last year to play in an all County league and championship. In our first year our girls gave their all and found results hard to come by. Every last one of those girls never missed a training session or match in our first hard year. Commitment was 100% all of the time.


In our second year we had St Michaels, Tullylish, Mayobridge B, Clonduff B and Glenn in our league. We started our year as we finished it unbeaten in all our home and away games. Game after game these young ladies improved in their skills and drive to push each other on. It is a pleasure to work with these young committed ladies at St Johns these last two years, and we have still our championship to look forward to this year.


The management would like to thank the parents for their suppout throughout the year and also for the home coming party on Sunday back at the club.


Congratulations to St Johns u14 girls on winning their league this year unbeaten.



 

ST JOHNS KELLOGGS CÚL CAMP 2018  (20th - 24th August)


Final Registration Evening Tues 31st July In St Johns At 6pm-7.30pm


The Kellogg`s Cúl camps run each day (Monday to Friday) from 10am to 2.30pm. The Cúl camp is for children who are Currently in P3 or above in school.


The cost to attend the Kellogg`s GAA Cúl camp in summer 2018 is as follows:


1st child -- £45.

2nd child -- £40.

Each child thereafter -- £35.

Attending a 2nd camp ( no kit) -- £30.


DOWN GAA NURSERY CAMPS:


The Down GAA Nursery camps run each day (Monday to Friday) from 10am to 12.30pm. The Down GAA Nursery camps are for children who are currently in P1 or P2 in school.


The cost to attend the Down GAA Nursery camp in summer 

2018 is as follows:


Cost per child -- £30.


Attending a 2nd camp ( no kit) -- £25.


BOOKING A PLACE ON THE DOWN GAA NURSERY CAMPS:


Parents can book their child onto the Nursery camp by paying cash directly to the club co-ordinator.


NURSERY CAMP BOOKINGS MUST NOT BE DONE ONLINE!!

 



Lotto numbers were 10, 17, 18, 20. 4 £10 winners: Martin Burns, Mary Watters, Ann Dornan and Brendan Nixon. Jackpot is £3,950. Do the club lotto online by visiting 

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



 

Save the date. The club will be running ‘Star in their Eyes’ on Saturday 17th November. Anyone interested please contact Cormac McMullan on 07871373381



Walking Group: Audleystown

posted 30 Jul 2018, 08:36 by St Johns GAC   [ updated 30 Jul 2018, 08:39 ]

Walking Group: Audleystown



 

Our walking group had planned a traverse of the Mournes for Saturday (28th August) but given a yellow warning for heavy rain they wisely opted for a Plan B. Somewhere lower and more sheltered. It turned out to be a wise choice as we got a month’s worth of rainfall that day. However, we had a lovely walk around the Strangford Lough shores at Audleystown and through the woods and grounds of Castle Ward. Apart from the occasional pitter-patter on the leaves above us we dodged the rain for the most part. Refreshments were had in the National Trusts tearoom in the Castle Ward courtroom.

 

Our next walks are on Wednesday 15th August along the Drumee Lanes between Castlewellan and Newcastle (leaving St John’s at 7.00pm) and on Saturday 18th August to Hen Mountain in the Mournes (leaving St John’s at 9.00am.)

 

Contact Kevin McGlynn on 078 3596 0804 or kevin.mcglynn62@gmail.com if you are interested in coming along. 

 

Wed 15th August                  Drumee Lanes

 

Sat 18th Aug                          Hen & Cock Mountains

 

Wed 29th August                  Dundrum Coastal Path

 

Sat 8th Sept                           Quoile - Jaynes shore to Mound of Down

 

Sat 29th Sept                         Annalong Valley

 

Sat 6th Oct                              Audleystown / Castleward

 

Saturday walks - meet at the club and be ready to leave at 9.00am.

 

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.

 

Walk 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 30 Jul 2018, 08:33 by St Johns GAC   [ updated 30 Jul 2018, 08:44 ]

St. John's GAC notes - W/C 30/7/18



 

ACFL Div 2              


St John’s 1-13 v 0-14 Annaclone                                   


26/07/18


St John’s collected two valuable league points from an exciting encounter with Annaclone at Pairc Naomh Eoin. It was a game which swung one way then the other, but a strong final quarter was enough to make sure it was the home team who were in front at the final whistle.


Annaclone started the better and registered the first couple of scores but St John’s dominated between the eight and eighteen minutes. They pushed up on the Annaclone kick-outs to good effect as they rattled off six unanswered point to put themselves into what looked like a commanding position. The dominance did not last as the visitors turned the tables as they too pushed up on the kick-outs and pressed the Johnnies in their own half.


Three scores from James Fegan, two frees and one from open play, reduced the margin to one before St John’s got their only other score of the half when John Clarke finished after receiving from Hugh Flanagan.


Undeterred Annaclone kept the pressure up and the next three scores again came from the boot of James Fegan. He was top scorer in the game, finishing with eight points to his credit including five from six frees. That sixth free was played into the squared rather than being a missed effort. It was significant that he was restricted to one point from a free after the restart. As it was the teams turned around with Annaclone in a position of strength 0-11 to 0-07 to the good.


Annaclone stretched their lead with a point from the throw in but Harry McMullan soon cancelled that one out. Annaclone added another to restore the five point margin four minutes into the second half but they only registered once on the scoreboard in the final 30 minutes.


Frees from Marty Keenan and Conor Morgan reduced the margin. Another free from Keenan hit the point post and the rebound caused chaos in the Annaclone defence before Eoin Moag shot wide of the far goal post. That missed seemed to be all the more significant as James Fegan pointed a free, and the gap which might have been cancelled was instead increased to four.


It was another five minutes before another clear scoring chance was created – Harry McMullan broke through with a half a goal chance but his shot was straight at the relieved keeper.


But then the green flag did come. Conor Morgan advanced and played the ball to Marty Keenan; he in turn fed John Clarke but in doing so the ball was moved from left to right across the goal. The defence moved across and looked to have blocked the chance but when Clarke delivered the ball back across the goals Eoin Moag was on hand and he was cool enough to slot the ball home. Suddenly we were back to a one point game.


The Annaclone rear-guard strongly resisted St John’s efforts to grab the equaliser but in the thirtieth minute Marty Keenan pointed a free to bring the sides level. Four minutes into added time St John’s won a free about the 45m line. The referee moved it in for indiscipline on Annaclone’s part and John Clarke stroked over to restore St John’s’ advantage. There was still time for another score, a beautiful free knocked over by Conor Morgan from way over on the right touchline, and the points were St John’s’.


Next up for the Johnnies is a trip to bottom club Clann na Banna on Friday 3rd August before attention will switch to the championship.


St John’s: Darren Morgan; Cathal O’Connor, Aodhan Morgan, Jonny Addis; Conor Braniff, Harry McMullan (0-1), Mark Grant (0-+1); Ryan Flanagan (0-1), Ryan Gibney; Eoin Moag (1-0), Conor Morgan (0-4, 3f), Chris McKay (0-1, 1f); Conor Flanagan, John Clarke (0-3, 1f), Marty Keenan (0-2, 2f). Subs used: Hugh Flanagan for Chris McKay, Sam Walsh for Hugh Flanagan, Gavin Grant for Cathal O’Connor, Darren Savage for Mark Grant.

 



ST JOHNS KELLOGGS CÚL CAMP 2018  (20th - 24th August)


Final Registration Evening Tues 31st July In St Johns At 6pm-7.30pm


The Kellogg`s Cúl camps run each day (Monday to Friday) from 10am to 2.30pm. The Cúl camp is for children who are Currently in P3 or above in school.


The cost to attend the Kellogg`s GAA Cúl camp in summer 2018 is as follows:


1st child -- £45.

2nd child -- £40.

Each child thereafter -- £35.

Attending a 2nd camp ( no kit) -- £30.



DOWN GAA NURSERY CAMPS:


The Down GAA Nursery camps run each day (Monday to Friday) from 10am to 12.30pm. The Down GAA Nursery camps are for children who are currently in P1 or P2 in school.

The cost to attend the Down GAA Nursery camp in summer 


2018 is as follows:


Cost per child -- £30.

Attending a 2nd camp ( no kit) -- £25.


BOOKING A PLACE ON THE DOWN GAA NURSERY CAMPS:


Parents can book their child onto the Nursery camp by paying cash directly to the club co-ordinator.


NURSERY CAMP BOOKINGS MUST NOT BE DONE ONLINE!!



 

Walking Group: Audleystown


Our walking group had planned a traverse of the Mournes for Saturday (28th August) but given a yellow warning for heavy rain they wisely opted for a Plan B. Somewhere lower and more sheltered. It turned out to be a wise choice as we got a month’s worth of rainfall that day.


However, we had a lovely walk around the Strangford Lough shores at Audleystown and through the woods and grounds of Castle Ward. Apart from the occasional pitter-patter on the leaves above us we dodged the rain for the most part. Refreshments were had in the National Trusts tearoom in the Castle Ward courtroom.


Our next walks are on Wednesday 15th August along the Drumee Lanes between Castlewellan and Newcastle (leaving St John’s at 7.00pm) and on Saturday 18th August to Hen Mountain in the Mournes (leaving St John’s at 9.00am.)


Contact Kevin McGlynn on 078 3596 0804 or kevin.mcglynn62@gmail.com<mailto:kevin.mcglynn62@gmail.com> if you are interested in coming along.


Wed 15th August                  Drumee Lanes

Sat 18th Aug                        Hen & Cock Mountains

Wed 29th August                  Dundrum Coastal Path

Sat 8th Sept                         Quoile - Jaynes shore to Mound of Down

Sat 29th Sept                       Annalong Valley

Sat 6th Oct                          Audleystown / Castleward


Saturday walks - meet at the club and be ready to leave at 9.00am.


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.


Walk 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 19, 21, 25, 26. 2 £10 winners: Ursula Kelly and Dennis Cotter. Jackpot is £3,850. Do the club lotto online by visiting 

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





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