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St Johns Notes

posted 23 Sep 2019, 06:58 by St Johns GAC

St Johns Notes

Well Done to St. John's Seniors winning their match against Tullylish which finished Tullylish 1-3  St. John’s 3-18

St. John’s seniors will play Glenn in the Intermediate Football Championship semi final in St. Patrick’s Park on 28th September at 3.30pm. Travelling support would be appreciated. 

The Under 14 ladies won their semi final match against Glenn on Sunday in Pairc Naomh Eoin in an incredible performance by both teams only marred by an unfortunate isolated incident resulting in Glenn Player Emily Burns breaking her Collar Bone. 

Everyone at St. John’s wishes Emily well and a speedy recovery. The U14 will now play in the Championship Final this Sunday and the Committee would like to wish the Ladies well and congratulate them, their coaches and managers for their outstanding commitment this season. 

The Under 11s A side hosted Liatroim on Tuesday evening in a playoff to see who progresses to the league semi finals. The sides had previously met in the opening game of the group stages and that game finished in a 7-9 to 7-9 draw.  In the first half the Johnnies took their goal chances when they came and led at the break by 4-5 to 0-6.  Liatroim started the better of the sides in the second half but the Johnnies took control of the game midway through the half to score 3-9 to Liatroim’s 2-2 to leave the final score as St Johns 7-14 Liatroim 2-8. 

The Under 11s A side travelled to Darragh Cross on Sunday afternoon to see who went through to the league final. Darragh had won all 3 of their group games whereas the Johnnies needed a midweek playoff win against Leitrim to make the semi final stages. Darragh Cross controlled the first half as the Johnnies left their shooting boots at home so went in trailing at half time by Darragh Cross 3-7 St Johns 0-0 and the game seemed all but over. 

Darragh scored another 1-1 at the start of the second half but the Johnnies then played to their potential and dominated the rest of the game but despite scoring 4-8 to Darragh’s additional 2 points, they fell just short on a final score line of Darragh Cross 4-10 St Johns 4-8.  

Credit must go to this St Johns squad of players who somehow lifted themselves after being so far behind to not only get back into the game but to be disappointed at the final whistle not to have made it through to the final.  Best wishes to Darragh Cross in the final and as that now completes the Under 11s season, thanks to all the families for their support in a year when we were able to field an A and a B side at this age group which bodes well for the future prospects of the club.  

Squad: Joe Burns, Conor McCann, Conor McGrattan (0-1), Grace McMullan (1-1), Mel Cahill, Katie Cope, Conlan O’Boyle, Jack McMullan (1-1), Conlon Ward, Peter Og Morgan (1-1), Rosie O’Connor, Jay Flanagan (1-2), Eoin McCreanor (0-2) and Ryan McCourt.

Masters indoor football kicks off again on Tuesday night at 8.30pm in the Sports Hall. 

Jane O’Connor, U12 Ladies Sponsor with Chatterbox Nursery, Newcastle and Mary Boyle,  Club Fixtures Secretary were in Dublin for Down GAA's Croke Park Activity Day. The ladies were in attendance with juvenile members, Aisling & Rosie O' Connor and Enya & Meabh Boyle. 

Mary Boyle and Jane O Connor accompany St. John’s juvenile’s to Croke Park

Also enjoying the day's activities: Conor Mc  Grattan, Conlon Ward & Rory Mc Creanor.


Enya Boyle, Aisling O Connor, Conlan Ward, Rory Mc Creanor and Conor Mc Grattan in Croke Park for Down GAA Activity Day. 

If you are interested in taking part in the Scór please contact club secretary Maureen Ward on 07793 066146.

St. John’s is hosting the new Play, ‘ St. Mungo’s 2- The Umpire Strikes Back’

If you want an update on the Luganulk boys and their ascent to unlikely sporting greatness- get your ticket now for the best night out this side of  Halloween, Christmas and the next All Ireland Final! 

This is a Brand new show! Available from the Clubhouse, Committee Members and for all those who never have cash but love an online purchase- on Klubfunder. Saturday 12th October- Doors Open 7pm, show starts at 8pm Sharp. 

The sun went down on the St. John’s walking group, literally and metaphorically, on Wednesday evening (18th Sept), at least as far as midweek walks are concerned are they rambled around Murlough under the reddest of red skies.  

The next outing of the walking group will be a bus trip on Saturday 28h September to Binevenagh in the northwest. The bus will be leaving St John’s at 8.00am. £10 for bus. Booking is essential for these and other bus trips – please contact Kevin McGlynn on 078 3596 0804 or kevin.mcglynn62@gmail.comif you are interested in coming along.

The online Club shop will close on Monday  30th September. This will be your last chance to purchase personalised clothing this year. 

The Committee and wider club of St. John’s Drumnaquoile wish to offer their sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Niall Laverty. We also extend our sympathies to his club and our friends in Saul GAC.  

We may all play for different clubs and wear different colours but we all belong to one association - one sporting family. St. John’s Healthy Club have facilitated numerous talks on Suicide Prevention and awareness and we would hope to host another event in the near future. Please come along or encourage any young people you know to attend. Details to be announced. 

The Committee of St. John’s would like to offer their condolences to the family of Martin Mc Ateer on the sad occasion of his recent passing and burial. We offer our sympathies to our playing members, Colleen Cope, Ryan and Conor Flanagan. 

No Jackpot Winner. 1, 9, 11, 20. 

2 X £10- Monica Morgan & Cathy c/O Coffee Dock.