U21s GET CHAMPIONSHIP CAMPAIGN UP AN RUNNING
O’Loughlin Gaels 0-13 to 2-6 Erins Own
Wet and windy weather made for slippery and soggy conditions at Freshford on Sunday afternoon for this North u21 hurling Championship Quarter final. Though conditions were far from perfect both sets of players played an entertaining and competitive game in front of a sizeable crowd. Erin’s Own wind advantage in the first half resulted in two speculative long range frees finding the net for the lads in blue and flattering them with an eight point advantage by half time. O’Loughlins missed opportunities for sure and would have been better poised at the end of this period but for the soft sod playing tricks on their feet. But a determined second half coupled with positional changes and brilliant performances from Robbie Buckley (3pts) , Paddy Deegan (2pts) and the free taking of Sean Bolger (6pts – 5 from placed balls) and the tenacious Jack Lawlor in defence, O’loughlin Gaels pegged back the deficit and converted a last minute free to take a well-deserved win. It was a good performance and one that the management and team will have learned from going forward. Well Done to all involved. www.oloughlingaels.gaa.ie/u21-match-reports for more information
Shane Maher, Thomas Gleeson, Huw Lawlor, Jack Lawlor, Gary Bryan, Paddy Deegan, Shane Parsons, Robbie Buckley, Shane Mahony, Sean Bolger, David Burke, Ross Butler, Ben Leydon, Daniel O’Connor, Cian Loy. Vinny Wallace, Pat Byrne, Jay Leahy.
Well done to Eoin Brannigan and Joe Daly who defeated John Morrissey and Jim Dooley in the country final. Eoin Brannigan, John Morrissey, Jim Dooly, joe Daly and Eddie Burke all competed in the recent Mullinavat tournament...all doing great work at O'Loughlin Gaels Handball.
CLUB LOTTO - JACKPOT WINNER
There was one winner of last weeks Lotto. Congratulations to Donal Gibbons whose four winning numbers scopped him a cool €16,000. Nice little windfall in the run up to Christmas! The numbers drawn were 8, 11, 15, 18 and the bonus number was: 14. The good news is the jackpot remains at €20,000 due to roll overs. Tickets can be bought from the usual selling agents or by asking at the clubhouse bar. Remember – if you’re not in; you can’t win the jackpot prize of €20,000.
TWO IMPORTANT DATES TO NOTE:
O’Loughlin Gaels GAA will hold their AGM in the club house on Wednesday evening, December the 9th. All members are invited to attend. The start time will be confirmed here next week and on the clubs social media pages.
On December the 13th the Juvenile Christmas Party will be held and there will be a special guest. Santa promised last year he’d be back after he enjoyed his visit to the St. John Parish club so much. He will call to the club that afternoon as he makes he continues tour on behalf of Temple Street Childrens Hospital. We look forward to his visit and welcome all out juvenile payers and their St. Johns Parish friends.
ST. JOHNS PARISH HELPS KEEP KILKENNY BEAUTIFUL...
The Keep Kilkenny Beautiful Annual Awards took place at Langton’s Hotel on the 2nd November 2015...and the people of St. Johns Parish are the big winners!.
The parish was awarded Best Tidy Towns Parish in Kilkenny City in 2015
This award is an initiative by the committee of Keep Kilkenny Beautiful to encourage each of the four City parishes to focus on community spirit through well-kept neighbourhoods, painted buildings and positive community initiatives to maintain streets, estates, public spaces, gardens, community and religious sites in our City.
This award is not judged by local judges but the decision is based on the National Tidy towns adjudicators report which is available on tidytowns.ie. This award aims to encourage, support and foster greater environmental awareness at a parish community level throughout the City. www.keepkilkennybeautiful.com
Keep Kilkenny Beautiful
Another proud day for the parish of St. Johns.
KILKENNY GREAT WAR MEMORIAL COMMITTEE
296 People left St Johns Parish, to go War between 1914-1918.
79 Died on Foreign battlefields never to return home.
217 survived,but many came back with torment and guilt having not been killed.
We will remember each one of them for you, by placing an individual cross in a replica WW 1 Cemetery in Kilkenny Castle park from 8th to the 15th of November.
We have a service of remembrance on Sunday 8th of November at 5pm. You are invited to come and pay your respects to them. Please be seated by 4.30pm and dress respectfully.
The annual Sharing Fair Craft Sale and Coffee Morning to support the work of Sr. Mary Hayden in Thailand will take place at Langton’s of John Street on 14th November from 10am to 1pm. Sr. Mary, a native of Inistioge, has established a number of self-sustaining work projects in the north east of Thailand to help poor people to improve their quality of life. Crafts made in the projects and which will be on sale include educational toys, bags, scarves, cards, Christmas decorations and gift products. By buying a craft those who are living in extreme poverty are helped to meet their most basic needs. All are welcome.
A Super Auction in aid of St. Mary’s Restoration Fund will take place on Saturday, 28th of November in O’Loughlin Gaels Complex. Viewing from 10am; Auction 11.30am. Catalogue: €3
Contributions of Original Paintings; Garden & Household Furniture; Antiques; Firewood; Crockery; Lamps; Toys; etc. would be most welcome. ‘Every little helps’ ad your support in any manner will help this event for the Diocese to be great success
ANNUAL BEREAVEMENT MASS
The St John’s Parish Annual Bereavement Mass will be celebrated in St John’s Church on Wednesday November 18th, at 7.30pm
OSSORY PRIESTS SOCIETY
The Ossory Priests Society is responsible for making suitable financial provision for the care of the priests in the Diocese of Ossory in infirmity, sickness and old age. The Annual Collection for this good cause takes place next weekend, 14/15th November outside church.
A contribution to Ossory Priests Society is an opportunity to show appreciation for the many years of service our retired priests have given to God and to the faithful in our parishes throughout the diocese. The priest is a part of every Catholic family. They offer counsel and comfort, and they lead us in celebrating the sacraments. Your support is very much appreciated. Declan McCann, Ossory Priests Society