O’Loughlin Gaels GAA will host its Club Dinner Dance in the Club Hall on Friday March the 10th. As 2016 was a special year for the Club with the Senior Hurlers been crowned County Champions, this will also be a night when the players will officially be presented their medals. A three course meal, music, dancing, disco and a year full of positive memories to recount it promises to be a special night. Tickets available from the club bar and committee members with more details available on the club website. www.oloughlingaels.gaa.ie/notice-board Music by Drops of Green followed by DJ Seanie-D
Contacts for Tickets:
Brian Murphy 086 364 7401
Margaret Hanlon 087 229 8028
Eoin Lawlor 087 680 6833
John Skehan 087 970 9097
Eileen Cleere 086 379 3685
Mary Deegan 086 339 6662
Coleman Loughnane 086 331 2944
John Joe Cullen 086 169 0659
Nigel Leydon 086 230 7279
Please book and purchase tickets on or before March 3rd – 056 7765036
Please attend this event and support the club. Every event we have at the club serves to fund the continual upkeep of facilities..pitch maintenance, grounds, improved safety of our patrons, teams development, new showers, energy efficient lights, new heaters, the gym, and lots lots more in the pipeline to keep O'Loughlin Gaels GAA the great club that it is. Please do your best to attend and also to encourage as many fellow members and friends to come along. It will be a great night. Tickets are only €25 and available at the bar. Thank You.
A MODEL ENCOUNTER
It was an Historic Day last Wednesday Feb 15 for GAA in St. John's Parish as The Model School took to the field in hurling action for the very first time. The newly formed Model School Hurling team took on St. John's Senior in the Battle of St. John's Parish. And to add to the intrigue the respective teams are coached by the two Mr. Kearns - Senior full backs and brothers Andy & Eddie Kearns. With these two up against each other it was always going to be an engaging encounter. And by all accounts the maiden encounter between these two sides was nothing short of entertaining. The Model School took to the field at St. John's Park for the very first time under the stewardship of Mr. Kearns (Andy) and Ms. McLoughney (Tipp Camogie) and Mr. Norris. The St. John's Snr side prepared by the other Mr. Kearns(Eddie), Mr.Cooney and Principal, Mr.BrianRoche.
Two matches were played out over the afternoon and with no reporter present we had to rely on the accounts of Messrs. Kearns, Andy & Eddie. According to the Model School Bainisteóir both games were very competitive with the 3rd/4th class teams resulting in a draw. Some top class hurling and skillful action on show to the sizeable support present. He conceded that St. Johns Snr got the better of his charges in the 5th/6th class match and was very proud of the way all the Model School players performed on their first day out. However, according to the Chef d'Equip at St. John's Senior the 5th/6th game was a 'rout' and his lads won 'very easily'. The first 3rd/4th game was a draw alright but you get 'days like that'. (looks like one brother might look to perfect his 'Managers' speak' for the press!!) Of course we're only joking. It was a great afternoon and the results were one draw and a win for the combined forces of St. John's Snr School & Johnswell N.S. New faces were introduced to the game of hurling and credit to all involved as they have vowed to have rematches in a couple of weeks time. Lovely Hurling.
There was no winner of last weeks Club Lotto. The numbers drawn were 8, 10, 13,15 and the bonus number was 12. Next week’s Jackpot prize will be €10,800 so make sure to get a ticket from the usual promotors.
COLLEGES LEINSTER FINAL
CBS Kilkenny successfully negotiated the replay of the Leinster Colleges Semi-Final last week to set up an Final date with rivals St. Kierans College next Sunday. O’Loughlin Gaels will be well represented on the day with 15 from the St. John’s Parish Club involved. Spare a though for the 14 O’Loughlins lads on the CBS panel though..they have to face off the 15th man who plays with St. Kieran’s College - the mighty Eoin O’Shea! Best wishes to all our players and well done on this fine achievement.
Please note also the O’Loughlin Gaels GAA Club will be open on Sunday before and after match time for members and friends.
Foundation level course for anyone interested in becoming a Gaa referee in 2017 Starting next friday the 24th of feb , For more information or to register your interest contact us here
Your Club Membership is up for renewal with the deadline of March 31st looming. Full details of membership fees is available on the club website www.oloughlingaels.gaa.ie/membership.html
RELAY FOR LIFE - KILKENNY
We are very excited about this years Relay...year 5 and a new venue! This year we Relay on July 15th and 16th at Kilkenny Rugby Club. Relay is a fantastic family orientated event which raises funds for the Irish Cancer Society
We Celebrate Life and Survivorship, we Remember our nearest and dearest at the beautiful Candle of Hope ceremony and we Fight Back through community education and giving HOPE to those who may get a cancer diagnosis in the future.
We would love to see you and a team of 15 to 20 friends , colleagues or family join us and other people from around Kilkenny at the Rugby Club for 24 hours of Fun filled joy and community spirit.
If you have any questions or are interested in submitting a team please contact email@example.com
Or message via our Facebook page at Relay for life Kilkenny
The Senior Team earned a draw last Sunday afternoon against Kilmoganny on the rescheduled league encounter at St. John’s Park. The u14s went out of town to visit James Stephens GAA where they were second best in their Roinn AFootball League fixture. Keep up to date on the club’s website for all the fixtures and results.
BOOKINGS FOR OCCASIONS
O’Loughlin Gaels GAA Club boasts the best club facilities 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.
LIBRARY NEWS (St. Johns Quay)
John’s Quay Library are setting up a film club, if you wish to join please ring 056 7794174. We hope to show a film once a month on a Tuesday evening at 5.45approx.
Our knitters meet every Tues evening from 5 to 7pm.
Our next Bookclub meeting is Wednesday 22nd from 11.30am to 12.30pm. The book for discussion is ‘Museum of you’ by Carys Bray.
language group meet Fri 24th from 11.30 to 12.30 and every second Friday after.
On Wed 8th we are starting a computer/tablet/mobile phone workshop from 2pm to 3pm. This workshop is aimed at all members of the public wishing to learn more about how to use their devices. The students from transition year in St. Kieran’s college will facilitate same and it’s a drop in service, so no booking required.
New members welcome in all our groups
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.
ST. JOHN NOTES
If you want your community activity or event included in these notes and on the Notice Board on the O’Loughlin Gaels GAA website please forward details on or before Sunday of each week to firstname.lastname@example.org