St John’s Notes
13th June 2007
Congratulations to Jerome Gordon and
Conor Gilmore who made their first
appearances for Down in the half-time
game on Sunday.
Our camogie team continued their fine
start to their league campaign with a
home win over Mayobridge on Monday week.
They were poor in the first half and
trailed by 1-1 to 0-1 at the break. The
sides exchanged points at the beginning
of the second half but there after the
Johnnies took over and came out 4-07 to
1-3 winners. We had a bye last Wednesday
and travel to Liatroim next Wednesday.
We hope to bring the home fixture with
Darragh Cross forward to the Wednesday
Our seniors had a comfortable win away
to Aughlisnafin on Friday but expected a
tougher game at home to Drumaness in a
rescheduled game on Monday past. We have
a bye this Friday and then travel to
Our minors played league leaders Burren
last Wednesday. This was a close contest
between two well matched sides but the
visitors got a couple of crucial scores
in the final quarter and then closed out
the game to win by a flattering 3-12 to
2-06. Apart from a postponed game (away
to Downpatrick) that completes the first
half of the league campaign. Next up is
a trip to Kilcoo next Wednesday (20th).
Our under-16s will drop into the B
championship after a defeat at the hands
of Bredagh on Sunday morning. They
travelled to Saul in the league last
Tuesday and despite an early lead went
down by four points. We were at home to
Darragh Cross yesterday and are at home
St Paul’s next Tuesday.
Our under-14s played out a thrilling
high tempo game with Castlewellan last
Monday. Castlewellan had a good six
point lead at the interval but the
Johnnies fought back and were undeterred
when they conceded another couple of
major scores. The St John’s full back
line emerged with a lot of credit
keeping Castlewellan in check as those
further forward nibbled away at
Castlewellan’s lead and eventually
secured a draw (3-09 v 4-06). On
Thursday we travelled to Bright and
comfortably progressed to the second
round of the championship. We are away
to Kilcoo in the league tomorrow (14th).
We will be taking part in the An Riocht
tournament on Saturday 23rd.
Our under-10s travelled to An Riocht on
Saturday but couldn’t emulate the
success of our under-8 on the previous
weekend. This Saturday it is the turn of
our under-12s to enter that competition.
That will be the first part of a busy
weekend as we entertain Loughinisland
under-12s on Sunday.
Last Thursday’s lottery numbers were 4,
9, 13 and 16. There were six £10 winners
and the jackpot now stands at £1,500.
We have received a new supply of shorts
from O’Neill (in all sizes) – contact
Pep Keenan (028 4377 8712).
Don’t forget our festival will be on
over the weekend of 13th to
16th July. We will be hosting
a Cúl Camp from 20th to 24th
The next meeting of the Football
Development Working Group is on Tuesday
(19th) at 9.30pm.
Please support the “Run for
Romania” on Saturday. There will be a
charity fun run (3.5km) at 7.30pm from
Aughlisnafin Community Hall. All clubs
are invited to enter a team of
footballers and camogie player. Or just
come along for the craic - contact John
McMullan (07074 071016) or Eamonn Murray
(07749 321604) for further details.