On Sunday Nowlan Park will play host to both the National Hurling and Camogie League Finals. It will be a big day for the Kilkenny County Boards and O’Loughlin Gaels and St. John’s Park will as usual play its part in making the day as enjoyable as possible for all supporters. The club’s facilities will be open and the grounds available for match parking. Plenty of volunteers will be needed so if available please be at the club from 12.30pm. Tell your friends and enjoy the day.
CLUB LOTTO -
There was no winner of this weeks club lotto. The numbers drawn were 2, 15, 16, 26 and the bonus number was 4, Next week's top prize will be €7,600. If you want to be a winner you need to buy a ticket...just €2 from the bar and any promotors. Thank you for your continued support http://www.oloughlingaels.gaa.ie/lotto
BILLY LEAHY DIFFIBRILLATORS
O' Loughlin Gaels GAA Club is proud to host the official unveiling of the Billy Leahy Memorial Defibrillators in our clubhouse on Friday 6th April at 11am. Our involvement with this project means the O' Loughlin Gaels Club is once more to the forefront of community activities. The unveiling of the life saving equipment will be performed by Club Chairman Brian Murphy. All members and friends of O'Loughlin Gaels, of Billy Leahy, and members of the local community are encouraged and welcome to attend.
Hard luck to the u14s who came up against a very strong Young Irelands team in the Paddy Grace Feile Tournament Semi-Final last weekend. The lads exited the competition but were back in action training with the u13s and u15s within 24 hours. No stopping these lads..they love their hurling.
Congratulations to O’Loughlin Gaels players Eoin O’Shea (0-1), Conor Kelly (0-7), Dacel Fwamba and Jamie Young (1-0) and their St. Kieran’s College team mates in winning the All-Ireland Colleges Final in Semple Stadium last weekend. Conor Kelly put in a stellar performance yielding a total of 7 points throughout the game while Eoin O’Shea put in a workman like shift earning a superb point from play early on in the game. The champions however almost let the title slip after loosing a 12point advantage to see the game level at full time..but an early Jamie Young goal in extra time kicked off a dominant display that eased them to another All-Ireland title for the school. Well done boys lovely hurling
Best of luck to Paddy Deegan in Sundays Allianze League Hurling Final. Paddy has well established himself throughout the league as a key players in the last line of the Kilkenny defence. He put in another fine show last weekend against Wexford and upped his game in the second period when needed.
The Easter Camp received a visit last week from some of Kilkenny's finest. Senior Kilkenny players Enda Morrissey, Martin Keoghan, James Maher, Richie Leahy and Darren Brennan joined Paddy Deegan to offer some tips and advice to some lucky young participants of the O'Loughlin Gaels GAA Easter Camp. Packed with Gaelic Games action, the boys and girls had the time of their lives..indoor hurling, Gaelic football, skills development and training matches... at St. John's Park pitches and indoor facilities. There was plenty of competition as the Kilkenny boys were well impressed by the efforts displayed on the hurling fields of St. Johns Park. Competition too within the club as co-organiser Mark Bergin wondered if older brother Niall ever had so many inter-county stars for his Summer Camps!! Well we're all looking forward to summer camp now.... !!!
Well done to all the young participants ..almost 130 in all. Another great club job done by organisers Mark Bergin and Stephen Murphy and backed by a top coaching team in Paddy Deegan, Huw Lawlor, Robbie Buckley and Lizzie Kavanagh along with some up and coming stars in juveniles from both the hurling and Camogie clubs.
The good news is ..details of this years Summer Camp will be released soon.
Now that's lovely hurling
O’Loughlin Gaels Match Fixtures
U15s League match was cancelled last weekend due to the bad weather and updates will be published as soon as known. Please keep posted on all match fixtures by watching the club’s website and social media pages. All support to all games is greatly appreciated by the players and volunteers who put in a huge amount of work each week.
O'Loughlin Gaels GAA will again be taking scrap metal for recycling. Anyone who has any metal they want to get rid of can contact any of the numbers below.
Coleman Loughnane - 086 331 2944
Eddie Maher - 087 291 0569
Sean Hogan - 087 288 8896
Luke Roche - 086 251 1994
O’LOUGHLIN GAELS SHOP –
Get ready for the new season..shorts & socks available on line. The On-line Club Shop can provide you with everything you need for the coming season. It’s well stocked with all your essentials in your favourite club’s colours. Training tops, jerseys, jackets, beanies ..they’re all there just log on to the club website and hit the image to bring you into the shop AND your favourite club will also benefit with every sale. http://www.oloughlingaels.gaa.ie/shop.html
BOOKINGS FOR OCCASIONS
O’Loughlin Gaels GAA Club boasts the best club facilities for its members in the city. With plenty of free parking, Kitchen, bar & Lounge facilities available it can cater for all your party needs. Contact Paddy on 086 1298329 to book your special occasion- christening, communion and confirmations, birthdays and anniversaries.. special wedding guests gatherings ..or any group occasion you require. The large hall is available for larger community occasions and the space outside is secure and safe for all the family.