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posted 12 Jun 2017, 05:00 by St Johns GAC

St. John's GAC notes - W/C 11 June 2017


Both our senior men and ladies have had a great few weeks on the playing field with our senior men sitting joint 3 on points in the league and our ladies sitting top of their league. Senior men at home this Friday to Bredagh and our ladies are away to Tullylish on Saturday.


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 contact speak to either Rory McMullan, Mary Boyle or Stephen Magorrian.


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: Slievenaslat

Our walking group found a different route to the summit of Slievenaslat last Wednesday (7th June) – there seems to be a few steep bits whichever way you go. We didn’t get such as fantastic sunset as last time but the rain held off and we did get good views of the surrounding countryside

Our next outing is on Wednesday 21st, the longest evening of the year, when we go to Bloody Bridge, leaving the club at 7.00pm and the car park beside at Bloody Bridge at 7.25pm. These walks are open to everyone – you don’t need to be a St John’s member.

Wed 21st June ​​​

Bloody Bridge

Sat 1st July​​​​

Pierce’s Castle

Wed 5th July ​​​​


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 7, 10, 17 and 23. No jackpot winners.

5 £10 winners- Jimmy Rice, Ellen Kennedy, Sharon Kelly, Eamon Smyth and Paddy & Leanne Rice.

The jackpot is £3,250. Do the club lotto online by visiting


Dates for you diary:

St Johns Golf Classic - 12th July

St Johns Gala Ball - 4th November