Santa paid a flying visit to St. Johns Park on Sunday afternoon on his way around Ireland with the Temple Street Children’s Hospital Foundation for the O’Loughlin Gaels GAA Juvenile Christmas Party. They came from all over St. John’s Parish for a chance to meet the magical man and they were not disappointed for from the time Santa and Rudolf flew into the venue they were given his undivided attention for over two hours for which all at O’Loughlin Gaels is very grateful as we know how busy it can be at this time of year. Santa’s grotto and decorations were prepared by underage mentors and volunteers the previous evening under the tutelage of chief organiser Sean Hogan who puts a huge amount of work into this event each year. It is an annual event that every child and parent look forward to and enjoy and all are very appreciative of the work put in by the great man..(That’s Sean now..not Santa!!) A special thanks to DJ Seanie-D who kept the party going all afternoon with his music while Santa met with each and everyone of the children with their families. Seanie donated his time to the event insisting that no fee be charged so that The Temple Street Foundation got the full benefit of the occasion. He’s a ‘sound’ man in so many ways!!. If Seanie kept the music going MC for the afternoon Stephen McCormack (u6 mentor) kept the party going with games and dancing getting the best out of the young children in attendance. It was as always a super occasion and another event that brought smiles and happiness to all those that passed through the Hebron Rd venue’s gates, as is evident in the photos that can be seen on our photo gallery at http://www.oloughlingaels.gaa.ie/whats-on-in-the-clubhouse Well done to all involved.
There was no winner of last weeks Club Lotto. The numbers drawn were 5, 9, 14, 28 and the bonus number was 2. Next week’s Jackpot prize will be €6,800 so make sure to get a ticket from the usual promotors.
3 STAR CLUB 🌠🌠🌠
Well done to everyone at O'Loughlin Gaels GAA Juvenile Section who have been awarded the top accolade in Promoting Best Practice at the club - the 3 Star Flag - by Kilkenny County Board. This is the third consecutive year the club has won which means we are the only club in Kilkenny to have won it three times. That's thanks to the Coaches, mentors, players, organisers, parents, supporters and committees. Keep up the good work.....Maith sibh go léir!
ON-LINE CLUB SHOP
The On-line Club Shop can provide you with everything you need for the big day. 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.
The Club will be running a Defibrillator Course open to ALL members. Anyone interested in taking part please text 087 229 8028 to register your interest. You never know.. you might save someone's life!
O’LOUGHLIN GAELS GAA AGM 7.30pm,
The 2016 Club AGM takes place in the Club Lounge tonight (Wednesday) at 7.30pm. Nomination and recommendations were posted out to all members over the last two weeks and ALL members are encouraged to attend.
CLUB CHRISTMAS PARTY
O’Loughlin Gaels GAA will host its annual Christmas Party for all Members, Payers, Mentors and friends on Saturday night (December 17th) It’s been another great year for the club and there is plenty to celebrate together. THIS IS FOR EVERYONE….players, coaches, mentors, volunteers, supporters and friends. Come along …Paddy is looking forward to welcoming a full house and he promises there will be no mistletoe this year!
O’LOUGHLIN GAELS CLUB CALENDARS
O’Loughlin Gaels GAA 2017 Calendars can be purchased from Kearns Butchers in Ballybought Street for only €5 each. These are nicely produces by our Juvenile players as part of their Transition Year Enterprise Project at CBS Kilkenny and will look good at home or at work…especially if your work colleagues are from a rival club!!!
THE ’12-NOON’ CHOIR
Like all parish Choirs, the 12 O’clock Choir is currently looking for new members. Please consider sharing your talent and ability with our congregations. Male and female are most welcome. Rehearsals for this choir take place Monday nights at 8.00 p.m. in The Presbytery. So please, come along and give it a try.
JIM O’HARA MEMORIAL POKER TOURNAMENT DEC 16
The Annual Jim O’Hara Texas Holdem Poker Tournament takes place in O’Loughoin Gaels GAA Club on Friday December the 16th from 8pm. Full details contact 056 7765036
JOHNSWELL SCHOOL CRAFT SALE & COFFEE MORNING
The annual craft sale and coffee morning will take place in Johnswell School on Sunday 18th December after 10am Mass. There will be a great variety of crafts and home baking for sale and as this is in aid of Johnswell School your support would be greatly appreciated.