St. John's GAA Club notes

 Connacht Intermediate semi final

Claregalway  1 – 12  St Johns  1 - 10

Out Intermediate Sligo champions campaign came to an end in The Markievicz Park on Sunday when they were defeated by a lively Claregalway team in the Connacht semi final. Our team and management can be proud of their efforts on the day as they were unlucky to go down by the two point margin that separated the teams at the final whistle. Having gone into the lead with a Brian Mc Gowan goal in the 4th minute St Johns were not behind until the 53rd minute as the play swept from one end to the other. An Alan Keane free levelled matters within a minute and both side missed chances as the tension rose but Claregalway were not to be undone and they surged forward to score those vital two points as the game entered injury time. The game was full of passion and commitment from both sides and was a great spectacle even for neutral spectators but heart-breaking for the many St Johns supporters who attended. A big thanks is due to this team of players and the management team who gave us so many memorable moments during the year. We all hope that Dara, Michael, Fergal, Gerry and Eoin will lead these lads on to greater things in the Senior grade next year.  

St Johns team; Noel O’Donnell; Aaron Clerkin, Enda Roche, Niall Walsh; Robert Fahy, Paul Mc Namara, Charlie Harrison; Oisin Cox, David Rooney; Tommy Kelly, Conor Greene, Shane Stenson; Brian Mc Gowan, Alan Keane, Fiachra Grennan; David Burke, Killian Sweeney, Daniel Smith, Conor Mc Govern, Cameron Keaney, Shane Kilcawley, Cathal Jordan, Mark Rooney, Neil Hayes, Cian Hough, James Gethins, Andy Kerr

30th Anniversary Celebration Book

A very successful night was held in The Sligo Park Hotel at the official launch of our 30 Year Anniversary Book. The large crowd was entertained with different discussion panels describing the life and times of St Johns over the last 30 years. The book is a fine production, full of interesting articles and interviews with people associated with the club over those years. There are many match reports and pictorial records of football and social events as well as descriptions of the progress the club has made. It is a most colourful production and will make an ideal Christmas present for a loved one at home or abroad. The book can be purchased from club members or in local shops. For further information contact Tommy at 086-0793791. 

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