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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.


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


Dates for you diary

St Johns Gala Ball - 4th November