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.
On Sunday Cork visit Nowlan Park for the Allianz League Match v Kilkenny. As usual O’Loughlin Gaels GAA will have their gates open making it the most convenient before and after match venue there is. Parking and clubhouse facilities will be open all day to all supporters so please spread the word.
Well done to O'Loughlin Gaels Handball Kirk Greene who won the 40 x 20 Defence Forces Title with the Southern Brigade in the Final over Cork's Colm Jordan in O'Loughlin Gaels last week at the end of a series of matches with participants from all over the country
Well done to John Morrissey who picked up a Leinster Handball medal tonight in the Over 35s Doubles Final in Tinryland. With his partner Noel Doherty (Galmoy) they overcame the Wexford pair of Fergal McWilliams & David Stanners. After winning the first game 21-14 ,the Kilkenny lads had to withstand a strong backlash from the Wexford boys who took the second game 10-21.The Kilkenny pairing dug very deep in the third game and scored a narrow victory when they won 21-18.
Having won the Leinster, Noel & John will now face Ulster opposition in the All Ireland Semi final in three weeks time
There was no winner of last weeks Club Lotto. The numbers drawn were 9, 16, 20, 21 and the bonus number was 26. Next week’s Jackpot prize will be €11,000 so make sure to get a ticket from the usual promotors.
COLLEGES LEINSTER FINAL
Well done to all the O’Loughlin Gaels involved in Sunday’s Leinster Schools Final between St. Kieran's College and CBS Kilkenny. Eoin O'Shea earns the bragging rights over the rest!...well done to St. Kieran's College. Who knows both schools may meet again.
U6 PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
The u6's hit the ground running with Training returning to St. Johns Park's Indoor Centre on Sunday morning last. (10.am for the next few Sundays) Already competition among the almost 60 young Gaels registered to play is strong with the first Four Winners of the much coveted Players of the Week Award announced by Coach Stephen McCormack after the training session. The ones that stood out this week were Cillian, Robbie, Cathal and Cillian...lovely hurling
The u6 Players of the Week for Week 2 of Juvenile Training is none other than these four up and coming stars. Keegan, Jack, Caleb and Con all showed their worth at Sunday morning's indoor training. Lovely Hurling
Training for juvenile camogie teams from u6 to u14 returned to St. John’s Park last Saturday morning with a large turnout. Training continues each Saturday morning from 10:30am and new members can be registered in the Camogie Club’s Coffee Dock in the club.
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
KILKENNY MUSIC FESTIVAL
Come, listen and enjoy the music of our young musicians and singers! Kilkenny Music Festival takes place next week , March 6-11 at venues in Kilkenny city. For a Choral treat on Tuesday 7th, pop into St. John's Church to hear the wonderful secondary schools choirs. Go to St.Canice's school every other afternoon for the sounds of piano, saxophone, clarinet, violins, flutes and melodic voices! Call to Kilkenny College on Thursday and Friday mornings for classical songs and popular songs from stage and screen. On Saturday 11th, the Gaelscoil hosts Primary and Adult choirs. To close the Music Festival, there will be a Gala concert in the Watergate Theatre on Tuesday 14th March. All welcome! Further details on our Facebook page and www.kilkennymusicfestival.com
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
Both the Minor and u14s teams were out in their leagues last weekend with games against Mooneenroe and Young Irelands respectively. Both results favoured the opposition as our teams continue to have little luck with the big ball.
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.
New members welcome in all our groups
A THANKS FROM NIALL
U16 player Niall Flanagan just returned from a visit to Calcutta, India where he spent some time with the Hope Foundation through his school Rockwell College to help the children there with their educational needs. Niall would like to thank all those from the club who contributed to his fundraising efforts last Autumn that helped him to participate in what Niall himself describes as "an incredibly humbling, life changing experience." The monies raised were very well spent on homing, educating and feeding the young children of the slums. Niall met some extraordinary young children from the slums of Calcutta some of whom live in rubbish dumps that Niall visited with his TY colleagues. Well done Niall and thanks to all who helped
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
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