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St Johns Notes

posted 30 Sep 2019, 01:55 by St Johns GAC

St Johns Notes

In what can only be described as a nail biter right up until the final whistle, it was commiserations to our Seniors who put in some mighty performances in the semi final against Glenn. Good Luck to Glenn in the Final.

After the disappointment of Saturday’s senior men’s match came the euphoria of Sunday’s  U16 ladies Semi Final Championship. 

The date has gone into the St. John's calendar as  the day our U16 female Gaels reached the all County championship final by beating Leitrim in their home ground. The achievement is even more remarkable because we are only in our first year of U16s football. Going into this game we knew we were in for a tight game as there was only a point difference for us in our first encounter with them and 6 points difference to us in the second leg of the league.   

Ciara Mc Mullan 

Championship games are win or go home . Neither Leitrim nor St John’s were looking to lose a semi final but there could only be one winner. Inspiration comes from many small things. A captain is not a small role but for our Captain to take the opening score in all three matches against Leitrim is inspiring to both players and management. We built from this,  and went in at half time winning 2.6 to 1.3. 

St. John’s U16 Manager, Gerard Magorrian looks on as his team clinch victory and move on to the Final. 

The Leitrim goal keeper was outstanding  throughout the match, pulling off saves from all angles. We took a grip of the game from the start of the second half but with all our play in the first 10 minutes of the second half  Leitrim kept us to 2 points in those 10 minutes. From then our scores  came from great team play in the forward line. St. John’s defence was outstanding breaking down attacks laying off to the forwards who found their form and started taking their scores. 

Shauna Magorrian reaches for the ball and victory in the Semi Final. 

We had 10 players on the score sheet but as I say it is a team effort and today we done just that. These girls put in a huge shift this week and our first u16s ladies are in a championship final in two weeks against Annaclone. As a team we scored 6-15 from play and 3 points from free kicks.  

Our U14s girls play Warrenpoint in the championship final next Sunday in Ballymartin our U16s venue has to be confirmed. We would like to thank our supporters for their continued support every week. Two finals in the next  two weeks for our U14s league winners and our U16 league winners.

Owing to unforeseen scheduling  circumstances, St. Mungo’s 2- The Umpire Strikes Back will NOT be coming to a red and Yellow Galaxy near you on Sat 12th October. We hope to bring the production to the clubhouse when scheduling permits. Tickets holders should return to point of sale for a full refund. Klubfunder ticket holder should contact Club Secretary Maureen 07793 066146.

Eugene O’Boyle and Conor Boyle, representing the St Johns GAC and Castlewellan GAC over 35s squads, recently presented a cheque for £935 to Lynn from the Children’s Heartbeat Trust.

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