St. John's GAA Club notes

North London Shamrocks

Next Friday sees our club welcome the young footballers from North London Shamrocks to take part in a festival of football at Stenson Park at U9, U11, U13 and U15 age groups for both girls and boys. Along with North London Shamrocks we welcome teams from Drumkeeran and Melvin Gaels (Leitrim), Parke (Mayo), Calry St Josephs and Curry form Sligo who will take part in what promises to be a great days entertainment. The games,(11-a-side, 13 min a half) will be played simultaneously on eight pitches in Cuilbeg with the proceedings beginning with a parade of teams at 10.00 am. A big thanks to St Johns FC for giving us the use of their pitch. This is a major undertaking for our club and all members who are available to help out on the days before the event or on Sat are asked to come along. A big Social event will take place on Sat night in The Riverside Hotel for the players and their parents who are travelling in large numbers so please come along for an enjoyable night.

Under 14 Girls Football

Our Under 14 girls team began their league campaign with an exciting victory over Eastern harps in Gurteen last week. The team performed very well and have improved greatly since last year. Well done to the girls and their management.

Minor Boys Football

Our minor footballers, amalgamated with neighbours Owenmore Gaels, travel to West Sligo to take on Castleconnor on Friday next April 12th.

Under 16 Boys Football

Our Under 16 Boys were away to neighbours Calry St Josephs in Hazelwood on Mon evening and will welcome Eastern Harps to Stenson Park on Mon 15th.

Under 14 Boys Football

Our U14 Boys team play Tourlestrane in Stenson Park on Thurs April 11th with the throw-in at 6.30pm

Under 12 Boys Football

Our two Under 12 teams travelled to Keash to play Eastern Harps on this Tuesday last in Divisions 1 and 3 and came away with mixed fortunes as Our Div 3 team had a fine victory winning by 0 – 17 to 0 – 8 while in the Div 1 fixture the Harps came out on to by 0 – 21 to 0 – 8.  On Tues April 16th we welcome neighbours St Marys to Cuilbeg for Div 1 and 3 games.  

St Johns Lotto

The St Johns yearly Lotto tickets are now due for renewal and the official launch will take place in The Riverside Hotel on Sat 13th. All tickets and money are to be returned to the finance committee by Fri 12th or earlier as there is quite an amount of administration work to be done. We are asking all parents, coaches and club members to buy or sell 1 ticket at E50. This entitles you to entry to 26 fortnightly draws for a present Jackpot of E13,150 The next draw will take place in The Riverside Hotel at 10.30pm on Saturday April 13th. Tickets at E2 each or 3 for E5 can be purchased in Clifford Electrical, Carraroe; The Blue Lagoon, Riverside; Gerry Mc Morrow’s Mace Shop, Cairns Rd; Molly Fulton’s Bar and Restaurant, Carraroe; Canning House and Garden, Cornageeha or in The Crozon Inn, Caltragh or from club members

Bord Na nOg News

New players are welcome to join our club if you live in our area which includes The East Ward, Caltragh, Crozon, Cranmore, Tonaphubble and Carraroe ie the areas in the parishes of St Annes and Carraroe. Players should drop in to training sessions or contact any of the numbers given below -----                   BOYS U8 (born 2011/12) Sat 10 to11.30 in Cleveragh Call James 0877796544.       U10 (born2009/10) Sat 10-11.30 in Cleveragh – Call Ciaran 0878395889         U12 (born2007/8) Fri 6.30-8.00 in Cuilbeg Call James 0871348043                  U14 (born2005/6) Mon 6.00-7.00 in Cuilbeg Call Seamus 0852498067    U16(born2003/4) Mon 6.00-7.00 in Cuilbeg Call Gerry 0872636914             GIRLS  U8 (Born 2011/12)Sat 10-11.30 Cleveragh Call Liam 0862342302        U10 (Born 2009/10) Sat 10-11.30 Cleveragh Call Emer 0879501652                 U12 (Born2007/8) Sat 10-11.30 Cleveragh Call Liam 0862342302                     U14 (Born2005/6) WED 6.00- 7.00 Cleveragh Call Olivia 0877782233

Easter Camp

A coaching camp will be held in Stenson Park, Cuilbeg over the Easter holidays, on Tues 23rd, Wed 24th and Thurs 25th  To book a place call Fergal at 0876760277

 An 8 week St Johns Nursery Football Coaching Program  for 5 and 6 year old Boys and Girls will begin on Sat May 11th from 10.30 to 11.30am at Cleveragh GAA Pitch – ( opposite the Sports Complex) The cost is E30 which include a free kit of socks/shorts/jersey. To register call 085-7778174 .

Sligo Leader Grant

We have been granted a sum of money by the Sligo Leader Program to provide walking tracks around our pitches which will prove a very useful facility for our community and help people get exercise in a safe environment. A big thanks to Brian Flynn, Terry Mc Nulty and Niall Gordon for their work on the grant application.

Please check our club website or facebook for up to date information on all activities in St Johns GAA.

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