St John's GAA Club Notes For 1 June 2014


dn_screenThe Seniors were in action on Monday night at home to Glasdrumman and travelled to Ballymartin on Friday night and came away from these games with maximum points after securing narrow 2 point wins in both games.

Against Glasdrumman, the Johnnies led 1-5 (0-2f) to 0-3 (0-1f) at the break with the goal coming through Conor Morgan.  The visitors had the better of the second half outscoring St Johns by 0-9 (0-2f, 0-1 ’45) to 0-6 (0-2f) but St Johns held on for a 1-11 to 0-12 win.  Special mention must go to Darren Morgan who pulled of a number of superb saves, and to Ray Addis who scored his annual point.

Scorers: Conor Morgan 1-3 (0-1f), Chris McKay 0-5 (0-3f), Marty Keenan 0-2 and Ray Addis 0-1.

In Friday night’s game, Ballymartin led 0-5 to 0-4 at the break and they extended their lead to 4 points early in the second half but a Conor Flanagan goal started the comeback and the Johnnies won on a scoreline of Ballymartin 0-10 St Johns 1-9.

Scorers: Chris McKay 0-5 (0-4f), Marty Keenan 0-2, Conor Morgan 0-2 (0-2f) and Conor Flanagan 1-0.

This Friday the Seniors are at home to Shamrocks at 7.30pm.

St Johns Seniors will face Liatroim at St Patricks Park, Newcastle on Sunday 15 June at 3.30pm in their first group game of the 2014 Trócaire Intermediate Football Championship.  The game will be preceded by the meeting of An Riocht and Shamrocks at 2.00pm.  On Saturday 14 June we will host the double header of games between Aghaderg & Bredagh (2.00pm) and Atticall & Saul (3.30pm)

The Reserves had a 4-11 to 1-8 win at home to Drumaness on Sunday evening.  The Johnnies led 2-6 to 1-4 at the break and built on their lead in the second half to end up convincing winners.  Scorers: Michael McCourt 2-1, A Kelly 0-2, Joe Lennon 0-2, Aodhan Morgan 0-3, Ray Addis 1-0, Darren Burns 1-1, Barry Russell 0-1, Darren Joe McCartan 0-1.  Their rearranged game away to Teconnaught is scheduled for Wednesday night at 7.30pm.

The Minors travelled to Newry to face Shamrocks but came away on the wrong end of a 5-13 to 2-5 scoreline.  This Saturday they host Dromara at Pairc Naomh Eoin at 12 noon.

The Under 16’s are back in action on Sunday 8 June when they host Longstone at 4.00pm.

The Under 14’s game scheduled for last Monday at home to Ardglass has been rescheduled to Wednesday 4 June at 7.30pm.  Before that they hosted Dromara on Monday night.  Score details in next week’s notes.

The Under 12’s travelled to An Riocht to play in a 9-a-side competition and played Mullahoran (Cavan), Rossa (Belfast) and St Pauls (Down).  They progressed to the Shield and were knocked out by a strong St Marys team that travelled from Dublin.

They were in action again on Sunday at home where they defeated Kilclief.  The Johnnies started strong with a couple of early goals set up by Ryan Morgan and finished by Aron Kelly and Amy Doran.  From Sam, Daire and Niall in defence to Damian, Oran and Rory in the middle all the kids worked hard and played some great team football.  Eoin and Conor, the two youngest, were outstanding.  Our captain and number one Peter Walsh has proven that he is developing into a fine keeper and Christopher Cope is becoming the team’s utility player.  It is proving to be an enjoyable and successful season for all so keep up the good work.  Training is on Wednesday as normal.

We our hosting an Under 10 blitz on Saturday 7 June at 10.30am.  Please come and support the kids.  There will be refreshments served in the clubrooms at 12.30pm.

Check out the fixtures section of the club website at for up to date details of upcoming fixtures and recent results.

Action Cancer’s mobile unit, the Big Bus, is coming to St Johns Drumnaquoile on 21 June 2014.  The Big Bus provides two services which are now available to book:

1.   If you are a woman aged 40-49 or over 70 you are eligible to make an appointment for breast screening on the unit.  The charity is the only place in Northern Ireland for women outside of NHS age range to avail of a breast screening for free so this is a great opportunity.  The screening takes only a few minutes and for the majority of women provides peace of mind.

2.   MOT Health Checks are open to all regardless of age and gender and they are a great way to get a current picture of your health. The check tales about 20 minutes and you will be able to choose from a variety of options including blood pressure, cholesterol levels and peak flow.  You will also stand on the body composition scales to receive a print out of details such as muscle mass, hydration levels, fat around your organs, and BMI.  The health promotion officer carrying out your assessment will be able to provide advice and information about lifestyle improvements and cancer prevention.

Call Action Cancer on 9080 3344 or visit: to make your appointment for either servic

Thanks to Liam Murray and Mark Kelly in New York who have sponsored a new kit for the Under 14 squad.

The club shop will be open on Wednesday evenings from 7.00pm to 8.00pm for anyone looking to purchase club merchandise

The next poker night is on Friday 13 June at 9.00pm

Cleaning rota for June is the Mairead Arkins team.

Lotto numbers were 1, 2, 10 and 19.  Pat Burns was a £10 winner.  The jackpot next week is £3,150.

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