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St Johns Notes

posted 9 Jan 2018, 01:47 by St Johns GAC   [ updated 9 Jan 2018, 01:50 ]

St. John's GAC notes - W/C 8/1/18


Last Saturday Alan Henderson presented a cheque of £470 on behalf of St Johns to Damian Fitzpatrick and Martell Kennedy from Daisy Lodge cancer Fund for Children. The money was raised at last weeks Christmas Charity Football Match


Membership is now due :

Senior Citizen(over 65s) - Free


Under 10s - £5

Under 16s - £15

Under 18s - £25


Non-Playing - £50

Playing - £100

Student - £50

FAMILY(Parents & Children U-16) - £100

Membership cards will be issued:

Members to have free use of Club Facilities

Members admitted half price to home matches(Not including games run by Co Board)

Members admitted to all club functions at half price(Not to include events run by others using Club premises)

Members to receive 10% discount at Club Shop


Why purchase a County Draw Ticket??

-Covers £50 of your club membership

-Each ticket sold by the club over and above 24 will see a return of £96 per ticket sale thereafter. 

Support you club and your county at the same time. 

The Down Clubs draw tickets for 2018 are now available to purchase. They can be bought for £120 in one lump sum which enters the ticket holder into an early bird draw for £200. The second option is monthly direct debits of £10 a month. 

Contact any committee member if interested.


Over 35s indoor football starting in the club on Wednesday 10th January at 8.30pm, all welcome. For more details contact Eugene O'Boyle on 07764962676


The senior presentation night will take place on Saturday 27th January. More detail to follow


Walking Group: Tollymore to Meelmore

Our walking group had its first outing of the year with a dander from Tollymore Forest Park to Meelmore Lodge on Saturday (6th Jan). We were joined by some new faces – reflecting New Years’ resolutions perhaps! We were going to be good to ourselves for day one anyhow – no big hills and a coffee shop at the end of the trail. It turned out to be a beautiful morning for walking, albeit a cold one. The main difficulty was avoiding the crowds assembled for the “Born to Run” race through the forest park.

We achieved that and continued to enjoy the peace and quiet along the Ulster Way and Trassey Trail towards. The only sound was that of the kettle calling us to Meelmore Lodge.

Our next outing will on Saturday 20th January when we are going to Dublin. The bus will leave St John’s at 8.00am. We will walk through Phoenix Park, alongside the Liffey to St James’ Gate and to the Guinness Storehouse for further exploration and investigation. We will be leaving Dublin by 5.00pm.

Although this is being run by the walking group the trip is open to everyone, including those who wish to skip the walking part and just have a nosey around Dublin.

Booking essential – contact Kevin McGlynn on 078 3596 0804 or before Tuesday 16th January so that I can get number for the bus and book group rate to the Guinness Storehouse.

Cost £10 for bus & Storehouse entry charge.

Upcoming Trips / Walks

Sat 3rd Feb Newry Canal

Sat 17th Feb Antrim Hills / Causeway Coast


Action Cancer's Big Bus will visit St John's on Saturday 13th January to carry out breast screening and MOT Health checks. There is now 1 appointment available for a breast screening due to a cancellation and there are 5 spaces for MOT Health Checks.

To book an appointment visit or call 028 9080 3344.


Lotto numbers were 4, 10, 16, 24. 8 £10 winners; Jimmy Flynn, Cormac McMullan, Liz Slevin, Jackie McMullan x 2, Ann Burns, Peggy McCullough and Colm Feeney. Jackpot is £2,400. Do the club lotto online by visiting


Deepest condolences to the family and friends of Madeline Maginn and also Margaret Boyle(Rostrevor)


Dates for diary:

Senior presentation- 27th January