St. John's GAA Club notes

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Our Burns Cars sponsored senior team got off to a great start in The Connacht Gold Intermediate Championship when they defeated Castleconnor by 2 - 10 to 0 - 11 in Easkey on Sunday afternoon. Playing with the aid of the breeze in the first half Castleconnor led by 0 - 6 to 0 - 5 at the break but our lads came strong in the second half and goals from Fiacra Grennan and Mark Gerrity plus the accurate point-scoring of Brian Mc Gowan and substitute Ryan Mc Manus ensured that we came away with a victory to head the table in Group 2 after the first round of games.
This was an encouraging start for PJ Mc Garrigle and his selectors as he had a number of players making their championship debuts. They have a bye in the next round and they will then face old rivals St Farnans on the weekend of Aug 8/9 in round 3. St Johns lineout; Jack Doyle; David Roche, Conor Sweeney, Michael O'Hehir; Charlie Harrison, Paul Mc Namara (0-1), Adam Scanlon; Shane Stenson, David Burke; Conor Greene, Brian Mc Gowan (0-6, 3F), Cathal Jordan; Fiachra Grennan(1-1), Mark Gerrity( 1-0), Tommy Kelly. Subs used Jack Sayers for Burke (inj); Ryan Mc Manus(0-2) for Greene(inj).
Minor Football
Our minor boys, amalgamated with Calry-St Josephs had a comprehensive victory over Coolaney/Mullinabreena/Tubbercurry/Cloonacool in Stenson Park, Cuilbeg on Wed last on a scoreline of 5 - 14 to 0 - 4. On Wed evening they welcome local rivals St Marys to Stenson Park for a 6.30 throw-in.
Our Under 16 team had a big win over visitors St Molaise Gaels in Stenson park last Thurs evening. The score was 8 - 8 to 2 - 10. Their next outing is on Fri next when they travel to Keash to take on Eastern Harps in Fr Breheny Park at 6.30.
Under 14 BOYS
Our Under 14 team begin their campaign on Thurs July 30th when they will play old rivals Shamrock Gaels in Coola.
The Under 12 boys teams played hosts to St Marys last Tues and had mixed results with the A team comprehensively defeated by 0 - 10 to 0 -40 while the C team fared better coming out on top by 0 - 14 to 0 - 8. Their next games are on Tues Aug 4th when they travel to Bunninadden to play Ballymote/Bunninadden.
Our U16 girls team, having had a bye in round 1, have their first game next Thurs July 30th when they will play Coolera-Strandhill in Ransboro Park. In round 3, the following week they welcome St Nathys to Stenson Park. 
The U 14 team start their campaign with a home game against Drumcliffe-Rosses Point on Sunday Aug 2nd in Stenson Park. On the following Sunday they are away to Owenmore Gaels in Collooney.
Our U12 girls had their first competitive outing on Fri evening when they played Calry-St Josephs in Calry Park and despite putting up a gallant performance they were defeated by a stronger home team. There is a comprehensive report on this game on the St Johns Gaa facebook page. The next fixture for this group is on Fri 31st when they are at home in Stenson Park, Cuilbeg with Drumcliffe-Rosses Point as visitors. On The following Fri they are at home against St Marys.
The next draw for a massive Jackpot of E14,850 will be held on Sat Aug 1st at 6.00pm in The Clubroom, Cuilbeg. Tickets at E2 each or 3 for E5 can be purchased from the usual outlets or ON LINE.
The 5 week program for U6 Girls and Boys began on Sat in Stenson Park, Cuilbeg and will continue each Sat from 11.30 to 12.30. Text 0876760277 to register.
All at St Johns send congratulations to Steve Feeney and Enya Mc Caffrey on their recent wedding.  Also to Mark and Holly Cunningham on the birth of their son JJ and to James and Sheena Conneely on the birth of their daughter Molly.
St Johns GAA send sympathy to Aoife Dolan and Gerry Smith on the recent passing of Aoife's father Frank Dolan RIP.