St. John's GAA Club notes


The St Johns club wish to express sincere sympathies to the Mc Manus family, Circular Road on Paul’s sad death; to our club President Paddy Galvin on the death of his sister May Ryan in Offaly and to the Scanlon and Finan families on Mary’s sudden death. Ar deis De go raibh a anam dilis.

Operation Transformation

St Johns, in association with CADRA, are hosting an Operation Transformation health and fitness programme over an eight week period from Tues Jan 9th to Tues Feb 27th. This is open to members and non-members of St Johns and the cost of the programme is E70. It will include talks on nutrition, mindfulness, motivation and health as well as indoor fitness / pilates / yoga/ bootcamp and fitness walks. To register your interest please contact us on 085-2498067 or see our Facbook Page. Registration takes on Sun Jan 7th in The Clubhouse, Cuilbeg from 6 to 8pm. This is a great opportunity for the whole community to get a little fitter, shed a few pounds, break some bad habits, meet up with some old friends and make some new ones.

30 Year Celebration Book  

Our 30 year celebration book is on sale in local shops and from club members. The book is full of interesting articles from club members and local celebrities and tells the story of our club since it was founded in The Carraroe Social Centre in 1987. It tells stories of the joys and sorrows, the wins and losses of our club teams over those years and the effects they have had on the players and those involved with the teams. It is a great publication and it would make an ideal present for somebody at home or abroad.

Stephen’s Day Home Boys V Away Boys     

On St Stephen’s Day in Stenson Park at the early hour of 11.00 AM ! a very enjoyable charity football match took place where many of our former players who are now living far-distant from Carraroe came back to show their skills against the present St Johns Senior team. Each panel had about 20 players to choose from and this allowed rotation, which no doubt contributed to the enjoyment as well-fed bodies were allowed a rest for a few minutes at a time. The skill level on show were encouraging despite the passage of time since some had played serious football and I have no doubt that if we could get some of these lads back playing with us again that the Owen B Hunt cup would soon find a new resting place. A great morning’s enjoyment was had by all- no doubt enhanced by the hot catering supplied by the social committee. A big thanks is due to all who helped to make this such a special occassion  Check the St John’s Facebook page for some interesting photos.

Season’s Greetings

St Johns hope all club members, sponsors and supporters had a very happy Christmas and we wish you all a peaceful and healthy New Year

St Johns Lotto

There was no winner of the jackpot in the draw of Dec 23rd where the numbers drawn were 1,3,4,9.The winners of the E25 consolation prizes were Padraig Mc Caffrey, Carraroe; Tom Mc Gowan, Aughamore; Pauline Flynn, Rosehill and Mary Kilcoyne, C/O Clifford Electrical, Carraroe. The next draw for a Jackpot of E11,550 will take place in the Club Room, Cuilbeg on Sat Jan 6th. Tickets for the draw can be purchased at Clifford Electrical, Carraroe;   Mc Morrow’s Shop, Cairns Rd; Molly Fultons, Carraroe; The Blue Lagoon, Riverside; Canning’s House and Garden, Cornageeha; Crozon Inn; Apple Green Filling Station. St Johns club thank all our lotto supporters.

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