St. John's GAA Club notes

St John’s International Football Blitz

On Saturday last, when the weather proved not the most favourable, St Johns hosted a festival of football for boys and girls from U9 to U15 from clubs in London, Mayo, Leitrim and Sligo. A great days sport was had by all and a comprehensive report will be published next week. Check out the St Johns facebook page for more.

Girls Football

Under 16; For the first time St Johns have entered a team in the U16 Girls League in order to facilitate the continued involvement in club football of six of our players. On Wed 10th our young side took on the girls from Ballisadare  who were a stronger, more experienced side. Ballisadare were the better in the opening half but our girls rallied after the break showing some stylish football, excellent passing moves and great determination and spirit but the home side came out on top at the final whistle. Our team were relying hugely on girls playing up in age group They are coached and managed by Olivia and Keith Mc Loughlin due to the overlap of players.  Well done to our girls who represented Sligo recently in Ballyhaunis – Katie Cox, Failenn Mc Loughlin, Ella and Amy Boland.

Under 14; Our girls had a fantastic start in the B League last week with a great away win over Eastern Harps on a cold, hailstoney night in Gurteen. It was a great team performance with superb displays by some of our young ladies with even younger girls stepping up and giving us plenty to cheer about moving forward. Well done to the management of Keith and Olivia Mc Loughlin on how well they had the team prepared. The team welcomed three players from the Beltra area who have joined us and have proven to be a big asset. The final score was Eastern Harps 1 – 4 St Johns 3 – 7. The next fixture is on Mon 15th against neighbours St Marys In Stenson Park. Training as usual every Wed evening in Cleveragh from 6.30 to 8.00pm

Under 12; On a beautiful evening in Cuilbeg our U12 girls had a brilliant start to their league campaign when they defeated visitors Drumcliffe-Rosses Point by 13 scores to 8.We are so proud of each and every one of these girls who played lovely football and showed great skill and spirit to overcome a tough and well-organised Drumcliffe-Rosses Point team. These girls then followed up this display with an equally brilliant victory away to St Marys on Fri evening last on a scoreline of 14 scores to 10 and once again producing a great team performance. As always the girls were given fantastic support by the parents along the sideline.

Under10/U8 Girls; There is great numbers every Sat morning at our U8 and U10 training. All of the girls are really developing their skills well and are enjoying the training. Training as usual every Sat in Cleveragh from 10.00 to 11.30am

Senior Men’s Football; On Sat night next our senior team travel to West Sligo to take on the recent All Ireland Junior runners-up Easkey in Round 2 of the Furey Coaches Div 2 League and they will hope for a change in fortunes from their narrow loss to St Pats in the last round. The following weekend sees Owenmore Gaels taking on our lads in Stenson Park.

 Minor Football;  Our minor team- amalgamated with Owenmore Gaels- take on St Marys in Kent Park on Mon 22nd with the throw-in at 6.45pm. On Thurs April 25th the team play Calry-St Josephs in Connolly Park, Colooney

 Under 16 Boys, having suffered defeat to Calry-St Josephs by 5 – 13 to 4 – 7 last time out our lads took on Eastern Harps on Mon evening in Cuilbeg and produced a great performance to run out winners by 6 – 11 to  0 – 8.

Under 14 Boys Our boys had a very successful outing when they overcame the challenge of visitors Tourlestrane in a high-scoring contest by 7 – 9 to 3 - 11

Under 12 Boys Our two Under 12 teams welcome neighbours St Marys to Stenson Park on Wed 16th for the Div 1 and Div 3 clashes.

St Johns Lotto The Lotto draw took place in The Riverside otel on Sat night last and the numbers drawn were 5 – 16 – 22 and 26. There was no winner of the Jackpot prize of E13,200. The winners of the E25 consolation prizes were Ciara Holland, London; Anne Healy, Ardnaglass, Ballymote; Kevin Giblin, Curry and Declan Linnane, London. The next draw will take place on Sat April 27th at 8.30pm in The Clubroom, Cuilbeg. 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. The Lotto can now be done on line. To check this out please go on to St Johns GAA facebook page for more info.


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   

St Johns Nursery 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 and jersey. To register call 085 7778174

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

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