St John’s GAA Club Notes

Senior Football

Our Burns Cars-sponsored senior team got their first win in the Div 2 League when they travelled out West to Easkey on Sat and overcame the home team by 2-12 to 3-5. Our boys showed much greater commitment and determination on an evening where the strong breeze made playing difficult. Having played with the benefit of the breeze, St Johns led by 1-8 to 0-3 at half time with Cathal Jordan getting the goal when he punched home a David Rooney cross. In the second half our boys retained possession well into the breeze and when Conor Mc Govern saved an 8th min penalty and Fiachra Grennan shot home a goal shortly afterwards things looked good for us, but Easkey fought back scoring three goals including another penalty to leave just 4 points between the sides at the final whistle. St Johns; C McGovern; A Clerkin, D Burke, E Roche; N Hayes(0-1),P McNamara, R Fahy; J Murphy, O Cox; S Stenson, D Rooney(0-7,2F), C Greene; C Jordan(1-1), F Grennan(1-1), C Harrison. Subs used D Smith(0-1) for Greene(inj); P Murphy for Cox(inj); J Grehan(0-1) for Smith B.C. The next league fixture takes place in Stenson Park on Sat at 6.30 when St Michaels are visitors.

 St Johns Lotto Draw

The latest Lotto draw took place on Sat April 14th @ 8pm in The Club Room, Cuilbeg. The numbers drawn were 5,10, 29,31. There was no winner of the Jackpot of E11,950. The winners of the E25 consolation prizes were Josephine Conlon, Ard Cairn; Brendan Gormley, Ballymote; Oliver Teape, 54 Heather View and Peter Henry, Pearse Road. The next Lotto draw takes place on Sat April 28th at 9pm in Cannings House and Garden, Cornageeha. Lotto tickets can be purchased from Cannings, Cornageeha; Clifford Electrical, Carraroe; The Blue Lagoon, Riverside; Mc Morrow’s Shop, Cairns Rd.; Crozon Inn; Molly Fultons, Carraroe.

Minor Football

Our minor team took on Geevagh-St Michaels in Stenson Park last Friday and went down by 2-6 to 5-11.

Under 16 Football

Our U16 team played local rivals Drumcliffe-Rosses Point on Mon evening in Stenson Park.

Under 14 Boys Football

Our Under 14 boys team began their League campaign on Thurs when they travelled to play Geevagh-St Michaels in Geevagh.The team put in a fantastic performance. They were slow to start but came into the game in the last 10 mins of the first half to give a scoreline of 3-3 to 2-0 at half time. In the second half that good play continued and they managed to achieve a draw a 4-4 to 5-1 draw against a strong Geevagh-St Michaels team. Our boys played some great football and face Curry in their next challenge. St Johns lineout; C Quinn; D Walsh,L Conway,B Henry; A Kenny, G Kennedy,L Labours; H Filan,  J Gibbons; C Roddy, C O’Dowd, J Hanbury; S Moore, M Lyttle,J Davey.

Under 14 Girls Football

On this Tuesday evening our Under 14 girls begin their campaign with an away game against an experienced Curry team. The best of luck to the team and management.

Under 12 Boys Football

Our Under 12 Div 1 and Div 3 Boys have their next outings are against St Marys and these will take place in Kent Park on Tues April 17th with a 6.30 throw-in time for each game.

Under 12 Girls Football

Our Under 12 girls team have played two games this year with mixed fortunes – winning their away game against Drumcliffe-Rosses Point but suffering defeat in their home fixture against St Marys last weekend.Next Thursday they are away to Coolera-Strandhill.

Under 8/10s

Our under 8s and 10s have their first games of the year on Wed 18th when they take on Coolera-Strandhill in St Johns Cleveragh Pitch at 6.30pm

Underage Training Schedule

Boys under 11/12/14/16/18 –Every Monday 6.30 to 8pm at Cuilbeg

Girls under 8/10/12/14 – Every Saturday  from 10 to 11.30am in Cleveragh

Boys under 7/8/9/10 – Every Saturday from 10 to 11.30am in Cleveragh

Boys and Girls Under 6 (born2012,13) From May5th on Saturdays from 10 to 11.30 am in Cleveragh. ( 8 Week Program)

The Fr Murray Cup and The Galvin Cup

These blitz competitions will take place in The Markievicz Park next Fri April 20th between the local Primary schools in our area – St Enda’s, Carraroe, St John’s, Temple St and The Mercy Primary, Pearse Road