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posted 7 Aug 2017, 06:21 by St Johns GAC

St. John's GAC notes - W/C 7 August 2017



 Thanks to everyone who baked and helped out at Sunday mornings Coffee Morning in aid of the NI Air Ambulance. Thanks also to everyone who turned up and donated.


A massive £5,501.30 was raised.




Championship weekend this weekend with our Senior men taking on Leitrim at 2pm on Saturday in Castlewellan and our ladies play Teconnaught at 7pm at home. All support is welcome.




Walking Group: Fofanny Dam


Our walking group started a busy week with a trip along the Ulster Way near Fofanny Dam on Saturday (6th August). Map reading skills were to the fore for this outing – as we found a route that was downhill all the way!


We are back out this Wednesday (9th August) – probably going to Lackan Bag near Ballyroney if the weather is kinder than the last time this was on the agenda (leaving the club at 7.00pm) and on Saturday 12th we are going to Blue Lough (leaving the club at 9.30am.)


Looking forward ahead we have a “parent and child” walk to Castlewellan on Saturday 2nd September. This is to give an opportunity who may otherwise have child-minding restrictions (or parent minding, depending on your perspective) to come along. The walk won’t be very strenuous, is likely to pass the playground and may involve getting parents and/or kids lost in the maze. There are no age restrictions on this or any walk.


Wed 9th Aug​​​

Castlewellan Forest Park


Sat 12th Aug​​​

Blue Lough (Mournes)


Thu 24th Aug​​​

Dundrum Coastal Path


Sat 2nd Sept​​​

Castlewellan Forest Park​parent & child


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.<>




A block booking for 40 rooms for the night of the Gala Ball on 4th November has been made. Only 10 rooms left


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



Lotto numbers were 12, 17, 18, 23. 2 £10 winners- Maurice McEvoy and Brian Fegan. Jackpot is £1,300. Do the club lotto online by visiting




Dates for you diary:


St Johns Gala Ball - 4th November


Above: Our senior panel before Fridays match at home to Newry Shamrocks with match mascot Conor McMullan