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posted 5 Jun 2017, 03:32 by St Johns GAC

St. John's GAC Notes - W/C 5 June 2017


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 also compiling a book to celebrate this anniversary and would like anyone with club photographs, visual materials or memorabilia to bring these along to the club on Friday 9 June 2017 at 9pm. Everything will be catalogued and returned. Should you require any further information please speak to either Rory McMullan, Mary Boyle or Stephen Magorrian.


Club shop will be opened on Tuesday evening @ 7.30pm & Friday evening after the senior game. Orders can be placed for, squad tops, hoodies, track bottoms, skinny bottoms, polo shirts & red & pink training tops. Also you can purchase shorts & socks. All gear must be paid for at time of ordering.


Action Cancer’s Big Bus will be back at the club on Saturday 9th September, with appointments from 9.30am to 3.20pm. The Big Bus provides two services which are now available to book:

1. If you are a women aged 40-49 or over 70 you are eligible to make an appointment for breast screening on the BIG BUS. The charity is the only place in Northern Ireland for women outside of NHS age range to avail of a breast screening for free so this is a great opportunity. The screening takes only a few minutes and for the majority of women provides peace of mind.

2. MOT Health Checks are open to all regardless of age and gender and they are a great way to get a current picture of your health. The check takes about 20 minutes and you will receive a variety of tests, such as blood pressure and cholesterol, body composition, muscle mass and hydration level.The health promotion officer carrying out your assessment will be able to provide advice and information about lifestyle improvements and cancer prevention.

Call Action Cancer on 9080 3344 or visit to make your appointment for either service.


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


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 now available to book from 9.00am to 3.00pm.

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


Walking Group: Slieved Croob

Our walking group enjoyed a super evening on Slieve Croob on Wednesday (24th May). This beautiful evening was just before the warmest day of the year so far so it make for great conditions to sit at the summit cairns, take in the views in all directions and out the world to rights. Mind you it was a warm evening to get up there!

Our next outings will on Saturday 3rd June when we go for a coastal walk at Killard Point, leaving the club at 9.30am and on Wednesday 7th June when we go to Slievenaslat in Castlewellan Forest Park leaving the club at 7.00pm and the car park beside the lake at 7.15pm. These walks are open to everyone – you don’t need to be a St John’s member.

Sat 3rd June​​​​

Killard Point

Wed 7th June


Wed 21st June ​​​

Bloody Bridge

Sat 1st July​​​​

Pierce’s Castle

Wed 5th July​​​​


Wed 19th July​​​

Bloody Bridge

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.


Lotto numbers were 3, 9, 18 and 19. No jackpot winners. 3 £10 winners- Monica Morgan, Frank Tumilty and Isobel McMullan.

The jackpot is £3,200. Do the club lotto online by visiting


Congratulations to Martina Cunningham and Colm Carville on getting married last Saturday


Dates for you diary:

St Johns Golf Classic - 12th July

St Johns Gala Ball - 4th November