There was no winner of last weeks Club Lotto. The numbers drawn were 6, 15, 26, 28 and the bonus number was 1. Next week’s Jackpot prize will be €12,400 so make sure to get a ticket from the usual promotors. Tickets only €2 available from the bar
ST. PATRICKS DAY
Thanks to all those involved involved in the Club’s entry into this year’s St. Patrick’s Day parade…arguably one of the best ever. (That’s both the parade itself and the Club’s entry!!). This year the young players from the Gaa, Camogie and Handball Clubs were joined by the pupils of St. John’s Senor, Johnswell NS and The Model School making it one of the biggest and most colourful entries ever. Of course when we say colourful we mean White & Green…sure what other colours do you need!!! The crowd gathered at St. John’s Park and chief choreographer and organiser Stephen McCormack put some order on the group as it proudly marched down O’Loughlin Road to the parade starting point. AS the parade wined through the streets of Kilkenny the O’Loughlin Gaels/ St. John’s Parish Group swelled in size so by the time it hit Rose Inn Street the little street burst at the seams to take the crowd and exploded into the Parade where the youngsters played out little matches in front of the main viewing stands and to the delight of onlookers…many from St. John’s Parish who pointed from the crowd and proudly claimed.. “ That’s our club”. Johnny Swift was on hand to referee and the Tom Walsh Cup was protected by a battalion of ‘Lilliputian’ youngsters from St. John’s Senior School who were busy all week making beautiful shields for the occasion. Well done to all involved for what has now become one of the most anticipated entries on the St. Patricks Day Parade. Maith sibh go leir.
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Well done to our u14s who recorded two wins from two this weekend to win the Roinn A 3rd place playoffs over Erins Own & Danesfort . The lads will compete in the Roinn A FÉILE at the end of June alongside the other two city clubs and will host this years Cork Champions in their group. Keep up the good work
The 2017 Feile will be hosted in the Kilkenny, Wexford & Carlow and last Thursday evening the national draws made at the Dolmen Hotel produced the participating groups. O’Loughlin Gaels will share the group with the Mont Leinster Rangers of Carlow and the representatives from Cork and Tipperary. O’Loughlin Gaels GAA will play hosts to the Cork Champions over the weekend of June 16th and judging by the recent visit of Cork supporters for the allianze league clash two weeks ago we’re in for a great weekend. Arrangements are in full swing and anyone who wishes to put forward their names to help in anyway please contact our Feile 17 coordinators at the club at our Sunday morning juvenile training sessions.
KILKENNY / DUBLIN
Best of luck to the Kilkenny team for next Sundays afternoons must win League Fixture versus Dublin in Parnell Park – 3pm. Mark Bergin and Paddy Deegan continue to work hard in the Kilkenny Panel and we look forward to further involvement of the O’Loughlin’s men for our County Team. Lovely hurling.
ALL-IRELAND POST PRIMARY SCHOOLS
There were mixed results for the Kilkenny Schools last week’s All-Ireland Colleges Semi-Finals. Congratulations to St. Kierans College and particularly our man Eoin O'Shea who powered their way into another All-Ireland Final. Hard luck to the boys from CBS Kilkenny who couldn't get the better of Munster Champions Templemore at Portlaoise.
The Final will be played in Thurles next weekend and we wish Eoin O’Shea and his St. Kieran’s College teammates the very best of luck in the final.
The senior Footballers exited the Football Championship at the Quarter Final Stage with a defeat to firm favourites Railyard GFC last weekend. The Junior A team were also in action and went down to a strong James Stephen’s side in the first round of the 3rd Team League last Sunday.
The All County Junior League gets under way as the 3rd Team leagues continue. U16s Hurling Leagues get underway next week also and your support is appreciated at all of the clubs game. Details of club fixtures are all on the home page of the website
U6 PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
The u6 Players of the Week for Week 4 & 5 of Juvenile Training were: WEEK 4 Kevin Brennan, Cian Delaney, Robbie Geoghegan, and Luke Waldron. WEEK 5: Cathal Farrelly, Harry Concannon, Michael Coogan and Paddy O’Meara. Well done boys. Training continues each Sunday morning at 10.30am and it’s well worth a visit just to see the enthusiasm of over 50 young boys and their mentors. Well done all.
The Following are the Schedule of Meetings for the Remainder of the Month of MArch
Wed 22nd: Zumba Gold, Ossory Park Community Centre 5.30pm €5
Sat 25th: Coffee Chat, Ossory Park Community Centre 11am – 12noon
Wed 29th: Zumba Gold, Ossory Park Community Centre 5.30pm €5
Wed 29th: Living Well with Arthritis Course, Ossory Park 7pm
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
BOOKINGS FOR OCCASIONS
O’Loughlin Gaels GAA Club boasts the best club facilities for it’s 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.
ON-LINE CLUB SHOP
The On-line Club Shop can provide you with everything you need for that 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.
KILKENNY COUNTRY MARKETS,
Beside The Courthouse this will reopen Fridays and Saturdays 9.30 am to 12.30. One of Kilkenny's oldest markets. Call in, place your Orders for that special occasion birthdays,christenings, communions, confirmations and special days. Free food tastings of new ranges on last weekend of each month.
Wide range of Traditional Home Baking, breads and cakes, jams, honey, handcrafts, knitting, crochet, vegetables and bedding plants, country fresh duck and hen eggs and much more.
Now in stock cardigans and headbands for communions.
John’s Quay Library is holding Annual coffee morning in support of cancer research Friday 24th March, all support greatly appreciated for this worthy cause.
Our film club are meeting next Tues 21st at 6.30 and we are screening ‘Waking Ned’, new members welcome on the night and it’s free to join.
Our French conversation group meet Fri 24th also from 11.30 to 12.30.
Every Wed from 2 to 3pm we have students from St. Kieran’s College on hand to help people with phones/tablets and computers, so drop in if you need assistance with same.
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