St John's GAC Notes For 30 March 2014


St John’s Notes For 31 March 2014

Training for the Under-8’s is on Tuesday evenings at 6.30pm.  The Under 10’s and Under-12’s training is on Wednesday evenings at 6.30pm. Training for the Under-6’s continues on Thursday evenings at 6.30pm.  All previous and new members are welcome writes Eugene Boyle.

[caption id="attachment_48469" align="aligncenter" width="540"]The Separate Beds comedy cast at St John's GAC. The Separate Beds comedy cast at St John’s GAC.[/caption]

The first Year 6 Blitz will be on Saturday 12 April.  The Blitz for P4’s and P6’s will be on Saturday 28 April.  Venue details to follow.

The various teams are about to start the playing season over the course of the next few weeks.  First up is the Under-14’s who travel to Dromara on Monday 7 April and then the Seniors open up their ACFL Division 2 campaign away to An Riocht in Dunavil on Friday 11 April.  Following that, the Reserves open up their EDRFL campaign with a home tie against Kilcoo on Sunday 13 April.  Check out the fixtures section of the club website at for up to date details of upcoming fixtures.

[caption id="attachment_48470" align="alignleft" width="390"]The craic gathers momentum in Separate Beds. The craic gathers momentum in Separate Beds.[/caption]

Last Friday and Saturday night saw the St John’s Drama Group host the play Separate Beds and credit must go to the cast and crew for putting on 2 superb shows with a wonderful turnout on both nights.  Thanks for your support.  Hopefully it will not be too long before they are back on stage with their next production.

The club are ordering another batch of squad tops.  The sizes are Ages 9 – 10, 10 – 11 & Age 13 and cost £28 each. Adult sizes are from Small upwards and cost £35 each. The prices on all sizes include the club crest and initials.  Note all tops must be paid for at the time of ordering.  Contact Pep Keenan on  email at  or 07779613468 to get your top  ordered.

Note for the diary that the John McMullan Memorial Sevens will be hosted at Pairc Naomh Eoin on Saturday 3 May.

Congratulations to St John’s Under- 16 player Michael McCourt who won a gold medal at the Monaghan Open karate championships last weekend, to St John’s Under 6s coach Declan Toman who won a silver medal and to St John’s Under 10 player Adam McCourt who progressed to the finals after winning 3 fights.

[caption id="attachment_48471" align="alignright" width="170"]Action in Separate Beds. Action in Separate Beds.[/caption]

One of our Strictly dancers, Bronski, is taking to the roads and taking part in the Greater Manchester Marathon on 6 April 2014.  He will be running the marathon in aid of Action Cancer, the club’s charity of the year so anyone who would like to sponsor Bronski get in touch with him, Cormac McMullan or Club Secretary Kevin McGlynn.

The Action Cancer Big Bus will be coming to our club on Saturday 21 June.  Services provided by the Big Bus include digital breast screening, health promotion and health checks for men and women.  Action Cancer will also be at the club on Tuesday 1 July to carry out men’s MOT health checks.

We will be running Defibrillator training on Thursday 10 April at 7.00pm.  If anyone wishes to attend please contact Kevin McGlynn on 078 3596 0804

The next Poker Night will be held in the clubrooms on Friday 11 April 2014.

Lotto numbers were 3, 6, 10 and 26. Imelda Murray, Darren Steele, Ann Fitzpatrick, Kay Carvill, Seamus Maginn and Gerard Finlay were £10 winners.  The jackpot next week is £2,700.

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