Venue : St. Johns Park - Referee:
May the 23rd at 7pm
Dicksboro 2-20 to 1-20 O'Loughlin Gaels GAA
Venue : Palmerstown - Referee:
May the 7th at 7pm
RESULT: Junior Hurling League
Dicksboro 2-20 to 1-20 O'Loughlin Gaels Disappointingly no points bagged from this entertaining junior hurling league fixture in Palmerstown this evening. A decent crowd saw O'Loughlins start well and began the 2nd half 3 points clear. The sides traded scores in the opening moments of the half and a fine goal by the 'boro on the 8th minute put them ahead by 1 for the first time. O'Loughlins returned the next 2 points to claim back the lead but the green flag was raised again for the boro men when goalkeeper Paddy Delaney was deemed to have stepped behind the line after fielding a high ball. O'Loughlin fought back and benefitted form a fortuitous goal of their own on the 50th minute when an Alan Geoghegan long distance effort bounced straight to the net putting the lads 1 point ahead. 1-18 to 2:14. For the remaining 8 minutes it was all Dicksboro and they returned 6 points to the visitors 2 to see out this game. It was a good effort from the lads and a stern test that will serve them well going forward. Well done all
J. J. Kavanagh and Sons All County Junior Hurling League at 6.30pm in Johns Park
O'Loughlin Gaels 4-12 to 2-10 Windgap
St. Johns Park - April 20th at 7pm - Ref: Stephen Delaney
O'Loughlin Gaels 1-27 to 1-18 Ballyhale Shamrocks
A healthy start to this years league/championship campaign with a solid win over southern rivals Ballyhale Shamrocks. It wasn't looking so solid at half time as our boys didn't get off the blocks well and really stumbled through the opening period. But with all the faltering they still only trailed by four points at the interval - Ballyhale aided by goal just before the break after an uncharacteristic defensive fumble in the home goalmouth. Half time score 0-11 to 1-12.
Ballyhale were enjoying their visit to St. John's Park with their senior players recognising quality and taking the opportunity to have a light training session on our brilliantly manicured pitches, while their juniors looked content with their four point half time lead. Their contentment was short lived however as the the locals upped their performance in the second half and finished comfortable nine point winners at the final whistle. Alan Geoghegan popped over points for sport and added a well drilled penalty mid way through the second half to set up a comfortable coast to the line. The half back line of Ross Butler Alan O'Brien and Niall Bergin took stock of their line that was rewarded with two fine points from Bergin as they were allowed push forward. Brian Dowling found his scoring radar too, as had ohn Doyle in the first half helping to keep the boys in touching distance during that period when it was going so well.
Management will be satisfied that they got the opportunity to make the changes showing options going forward. It was a nice touch for the start of the year...well done all. Lovely hurling.
Team; D. McCormack, B. Murphy, G. Bryan, A. Cantwell, R. Butler, A. O'Brien, N. Bergin, M. Gibbons, J. Nolan, J. Doyle, P. Byrne, A. Geoghegan, B. Dowling, C. Bergin, B. Leydon. J. Lawlor. J. Lenihan, M. Hennebry
J. J. Kavanagh and Sons All County Junior Hurling League Group C
O'Loughlin Gaels 0-21 to 2-15 Barrow Rangers
A very entertaining match this evening at St. John's Park finished all square. Half time saw the visitors lead by 2pts (0-11 to 1-9). But a great effort by all with some fine point taking meant the spoils were shared at the final whistle. Well done all.
RESULT: J. J. Kavanagh and Sons All County Junior Hurling League Group C
John Locke's 2-12 to 3-21 O'Loughlin Gaels
J. J. Kavanagh and Sons All County Junior Hurling League Group C
O'Loughlin Gaels 2-9 to 2-19 Slieverue
JJ Kav Junior Hurling League Round 1
O’Loughlin Gaels GAA 4-17 to 0-10 James Stephens GAA
Venue: St. Johns Park, 26th of March 2016 at 3pm
Referee: Stephen Delaney
O’Loughlin Gaels were well deserving of this victory with a scoreline that tells it’s own story. A fitter and more focused O’Loughlins Team all looked eager to get on the ball. The Village did start better taking a two point lead before Brian Dowling pointed his first placed ball (65) after 8mins. He added three more from play soon after before Danny Lenihen finished to the net for the team’s first goal on 17 minutes. The Gaels had settled well into the game now and although James Stephens pulled back a few scores O’Loughlin kept pressing and added to their own tally heading into the break 1-7 to 0-6 in front. The second half saw O’Loughlin Gaels drive on with a combination of fitter bodies and a strong wind. A good blend of experienced players and younger players helped this side finish out the second half comfortably. Ross Butler and Alan Geoghegan laid the platform for many an attack and Niall Bergin’s and Paddy Cantwell’s workrates in the half back line was rewarded with a point each of their own. Brian Dowling finished his day with a scoreline of 2-8 (5f) and Daniel O’Connor (3pts) and Gary Kelly (1pt) were both causing problems for the James Stephen’s defence. The scores came from all round the field but it was goals that broke the resolve of the opposition to send the home support away in good spirits. First round points in this All-County league gets the adult season off to positive start. Well done everybody.
B. Leydon, J. Lawlor, R. Leydon, D. O’Driscoll, P. Cantwell, N. Bergin, R. Butler, J. Doyle, A. Geoghegan, G. Kelly, D. O’Connor, D. Lenihen, B. Dowling, B. Leydon, D. Bolger, A. Cantwell, E. Walsh, V. Wallace, J. Lenihen, J. O’Brien, S. Cummins, F. Brennan, K. O’Brien, M. Gibbons.
Result from tonight's JHL from St. Johns Prk
O'Loughlin Gaels 0-17 to 0-8 The Village
Good result for our Junior Hurlers tonight. By far the better team they dominated for all of the game. Andy Cantwell took the reins from the back and youngsters Gary Bryan , Daniel O'Connor and Huw Lawlor all had suberb games. At 8 pts to 6 at half time O'Loughlins should have been out of site only for a few mis-directed efforts but the second half saw the lads resume their dominance and see a bit more accuracy in front of the posts. Danby Bolger and Shane O'Mahony adding a couple of beauts. O'Loughlin Gaels scored 9pts in total in the second half to James Stephens 3pts (2f) from their best player on the night Jamie Byrne. The boys won't be bothered too much about the ease of tonights result but will be glad to bag the points. Well done O'Loughlins.
O'Loughlins. 3.10 - 1.11 Graiguenamanagh Goals from Danny Bolger, Sheamie Cummins and Billy Leydon (f) helped to secure valuable points for the home side this evening in front of a reasonable crowd. Well done