St John’s GAC Club Notes For Sunday 10th March 2024

St Joh’s GAC members enjoying a busy time at the club as the season gets under way

A special thanks to everyone who helped with the big clean up last weekend.

A massive thank you to Martin O’Donnell from @a_moderntalk for speaking with our ladies teams for an insight into Sports Psychology! 

We discussed the benefits of sports psychology to an individual performer and giving us two key words to keep our #gameface in tough situations in a game or during training. All players and coaches who participated really enjoyed the Q & A and discussions.

For more info on sports psychology go to Martin’s page on:

Referee and Shocko Grip GAA glove supplier Willie Fitzpatrick presenting gloves to captain Conlon Ward for the St John’s U16 squad along with glove sponsor Conor Branniff, operations manager for Branniff Joinery Ltd.

Referee & Shocko Grip GAA glove supplier Willie Fitzpatrick presenting gloves to captain Conlon Ward for the U16 squad along with glove sponsor Conor Branniff- operations manager for Branniff Joinery Ltd.

FunFit Sports Easter GAA Camp – Wednesday 3rd April, 10am-2pm, Kids aged P1-Year 10, £15 per child

This will be a fun-filled day during the kids Easter break!

Secure your child’s place via KlubFunder:

Martin O’Donnell pictured with the St John’s ladies after a talk on sports psychology.

St John’s are holding our annual Ladies 7s tournament in memory of Siobhán McCann on Saturday 23rd March and would like to invite you all to join us in, whether it may be helping out on the day as there are plenty of jobs to be done or helping out in the background. 

This is a big day for our wee club and it takes all the helping hands we can get!

Throughout the day we will have raffle tickets sellers, but a raffle is not a raffle without prizes. We are seeking individuals/businesses to support our raffle by donating any prize they can, no matter how big or small, every little donation is greatly appreciated!

If you feel you can help in any way possible, please contact Gráinne on 07549020025.

Many thanks for your continued support!

2024 MEMBERSHIP IS NOW DUE – Any questions contact registrar Laura Branniff – ON 07743 460685.

Key Dates:

Direct Debits – New direct dates to be returned no later than 28/03/2024 – Existing direct debits to be returned no later than 07/04/2024

(April direct debits to be processed on 18/04/2024 followed by 3rd monthly)

Fully Paid & Club DD’s – Last date for returns 18/04/2024

(Club DD will be collected on 3rd monthly, with April & May collected on 03/05/2024)

Online sales of Down GAA Club Draw tickets:

Individuals can pick their club and the £96 will be returned to clubs in the same process as a fully paid ticket! 

(The Club does not need to issue the buyer with a ticket or a ticket number – this will be processed for them from the online system)

Last date for returns on online sales is 22/04/2024!!!!

Kids half socks, kids gloves and adult grip socks now in stock at the club!

Order via the link below:

Aoife will contact you to arrange collection!

LOTTO: No Jackpot winner last week. 2x £20 winner,s Congratulations to Kevin & Mary Walsh. Lotto numbers were 1, 8, 22 & 23. This weeks jackpot is £5,000. Enter via KlubFunder, buy a ticket from any committee member or from Eat fresh in Castlewellan: