There was no winner of last weeks Club Lotto. The numbers drawn were 1, 6, 18, 28 and the bonus number was 3. Next week’s Jackpot prize will be €15,200 so make sure to get a ticket from the usual promotors. Tickets only €2 available from the bar http://www.oloughlingaels.gaa.ie/lotto
SENIOR HURLING LEAGUE
Round 2 of the St. Canices Senior Hurling League saw O’Loughlin Gaels take on Mullinavat. It was a tough encounter that never saw our lads really fire on all cylinders and although they worked hard to earn the draw after going into the break 4 points down, it was really one that got away considering O’Loughlins had turned that deficit into a 4 point lead with just 3 minutes to play. A good test that saw good work by a few players working to get on this team. A few have laid down a marker over these first couple of games and competition for places will certainly be hotting up. A good place for any selector to be in. Next up is Carrickshock on May 20th in Bennettsbridge. That is one to look forward to
Dicksboro 2-20 to 1-20 O'Loughlin Gaels Disappointingly no points bagged from this entertaining junior hurling league fixture in Palmerstown this evening. A decent crowd saw O'Loughlins start well and began the 2nd half 3 points clear. The sides traded scores in the opening moments of the half and a fine goal by the 'boro on the 8th minute put them ahead by 1 for the first time. O'Loughlins returned the next 2 points to claim back the lead but the green flag was raised again for the ‘Boro men when goalkeeper Paddy Delaney was deemed to have stepped behind the line after fielding a high ball. O'Loughlin fought back and benefitted from a fortuitous goal of their own on the 50th minute when an Alan Geoghegan long distance effort bounced straight to the net putting the lads 1 point ahead. 1-18 to 2:14. For the remaining 8 minutes it was all Dicksboro and they returned 6 points to the visitors 2 to see out this game. It was a good effort from the lads and a stern test that will serve them well going forward.
U16s ARE LEAGUE CHAMPIONS
Congratulations to the O’Loughlin Gaels u16 panel who deservedly won the Roinn A Hurling League on Monday evening in Thomastown when the beat Dunnamaggin 2-…to in a pulsating game of hurling. U16 Roinn A Hurling League Champions 2017
O'Loughlin Gaels 2-14 to 3-10 Dunnamaggin
The lads had to work to earn the honours through a late surge overturning a 3 point deficit with 4 minutes remaining to finish 1 point clear when Conor Kelly converted a last minute point at the end of a clever passage of play from defence. Lovely Hurling...
Well done to all the panel and to Team Mentors, Niall Bergin, Ben Fogarty, Benny Cleere, Paddy Tyrrell. Lovely Hurling.
O'Loughlin Gaels: D. Murphy, D. Walsh, J. Young, I. O'Keefe, P.McNamara, D. Fogarty, B. Tyrrell, D. Coffey (Capt.), N. Higgins, J. McNamara, C. Kelly (0-12, 6f), J. Sheridan, E. Kerwick (1-0), V. O'Grady (1-1), R. Lavelle (0-1).
H. Bland, M. Hogan, D. O'Leary, J. Leydon, J. Hickey, C. Murphy, C. Maher, N. Flanagan, L. Hehir, J. Byrne, J. Phelan, W. Slattery, L. hennessey, M. Wallace.
Best wishes to O’Loughlin Gaels Players Ben Maher, Jordan Molloy, Eoin O’Shea, Conor Heary and Mikey Butler who form part of the Kilkenny Minor Panel that faces Laois on Saturday in the Leinster Minor Hurling Semi-Final in O’Moore Park, Portlaoise at 3pm.
June16th, 17th and 18th will see St. John's Park burst at the seams with activity during this monumental GAA weekend. O'Loughlin Gaels GAA & Camogie Clubs are getting ready and you are all invited to be part of the whole Féile experience. Hundreds of players, supporters and GAA pundits will pass through our gates and all will benefit from a St. John's Park welcome. The plans are being made and preparations are in action as we look forward to a great weekend. With St. John's Park just a puck of a sliotar away from Nowlan Park every Féile participant is welcome to visit and see where the Kilkenny Senior Hurling County Champions keep the Tom Walsh Cup. #Feile2017 John West Ireland
FRIDAY NIGHT DARTS
Darts takes every Friday night in O’Loughlin Gaels GAA Complex. All are welcome
THURSDAY POKER FROM 8.30PM
Enjoy some Poker every Thursday evening at the same venue. Registration from 8pm
CIARA LAWLOR MEMORIAL WALK
The Ciara Lawlor Memorial Walk will take place in Kilkenny Castle Grounds on May the 27th. Registration is just €10 and raffle for a signed Kodaline guitar. Participants are asked to pre-register in advance of the day in order as a large crowd is expected. There will registration on the day also at Kilkenny Tennis Club with further details on https://www.facebook.com/ciaralawlormemorial
O’LOUGHLIN’S GAA SUMER CAMP
It’s the Biggest and Best GAA Club Summer Camp going and you’re blessed that it’s your club O’Loughlin Gaels GAA are running it!!. All juveniles are currently getting details from their mentors. It runs for two weeks from July 31st to Aug 4th & Aug 8th to Aug 12th. Camp runs from 10am to 2.30pm each day and costs just €60 for one week or €85 for two. It includes all GAA related activities – hurling, camogie, Gaelic football and handball and accesses all the club’s facilities. It is run by the best qualified GAA coaches and there will also be appearances by some of the top-intercounty players from the GAA and camogie world. The camp also includes a quality sports pack. So sign up for this fun filled all inclusive Summer Camp for players aged 5-13 years.
VINNY FLYS THE FLAG
Congratulations to u16 player Vincent O'Grady who lined out with St. Kierans College on Friday when they claimed the Juvenile Leinster Hurling Title. Vincent had a good week on the hurling field as he also added the u16 Roinn A League title to his honours with O’Loughlin Gaels on Monday evening
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.
Calling all young boys and girls from St. John’s Parish. If you live from the Castlecomer Road to the Sion Road, Maudlin Street, Michael Street, Dunmore, Johnswell - Richview, The Weir, Shandon Park and Middleknock, Pococke, - Fairways, Lintown Hall and Newpark …O’Loughlin Gaels GAA Club is your club for life. Juvenile training takes place every Sunday morning at 10.30am, Thursday evening at 6.30pm and players can join up any of these days.
Check out http://www.oloughlingaels.gaa.ie/juvenile-teams.html for more details
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. http://www.oloughlingaels.gaa.ie/shop.html
Our Bealtaine Festival continues with upcycling with Maire on Tues 9th from 6-7.30, new members welcome to join this week(Please exclude from Kilkenny People as would be out of date on Wed).
On Friday 12th we have ‘Music Therapy: singing and movement’ with voices of Hope Director Ann Moylan at 11am, please drop in and enjoy
On Tues 16th we have another upcycling workshop with Rachel Stone 5-7pm, upcycling old t-shirt to something new.
Our usual activities run also, knitters meet 5-7 on Tuesdays, phone/tablet help from 2-3 on Wednesdays.
New members always welcome in any of our groups
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