There was no winner of last week’s Club Lotto..The numbers drawn were 2, 6, 8, 10 and the bonus number was: 9 . Tickets can be bought from the usual selling agents or by asking at the clubhouse bar. The Jackpot is now at a WHOPPING €20,000..so get yourself a ticket and don't miss out on your chance to win this great prize
ALL ROADS TO WEXFORD
All roads lead to Wexford Park on Sunday where County Champions O’Loughlin Gaels take on Wexford Champions Oulart-the-Ballagh in the AIB Leinster Club Semi-Final. It’s going to a be tough encounter and every one to a man will need to be on top form. That includes a strong support..we need you all!. There are buses being arranged from the club and plenty travelling so if you’ve no lift organise one and get behind the men from St. Johns Parish. The match throws in at 2pm and details for the bus are below. Hon d’Loughs!!
A Bus will travel from the club at 11am on Sunday November the 20th for our Semi-Final fixture v Oulart-the-Ballagh. Seats are €10 per person and must be booked and paid before the weekend (056) 776 5036
O'Loughlin Gaels 1-10 to 1-16 James Stephens A strong performance from James Stephens u21s put paid to O'Loughlins hopes of retaining this title. A good surge towards the end of the first half saw the lads go to the break 3 points down and looking the stronger. However an explosive restart from the opposition saw them take a 1-10 to 0-5 lead within 7minutes and the chase became a lot more difficult. Thanks to a late Sean Bolger goal (free) the lead was reduced to 5 points with 10mins to go but the Village took the next two points to keep the lead at arms length and saw out the game well. It was a good job by the Village lads and they go forward to this years Northern Final. The O'Loughlins supporters left Clara disappointed but knowing that this predominantly young panel will be back again next year for more.
MINOR CAMOGIE ARE COUNTY CHAMPIONS
O’Loughlin Gaels 4-9 to 2-6 Clara
O' Loughlin Gaels minor team powered to the Roinn C Championship this weekend with a gutsy win over a fine Clara team. 2 weeks previously this group of girls had been beaten in the league final by the same opposition. 5 girls were missing from the panel due to injury and absence but this did not defer the girls from O Loughlins. They were rocked before the game started by the forced withdrawal due to injury of the most improved player of the season- Ailbhe Galwey- but this disaster only seemed to spur the girls on more.
There was a strong wind in the first half and the defence was under huge pressure. They fought bravely and only conceded 1 goal where as in the league final, by half time they were 4 goals down at the same stage.
It would be wrong to point out anyone of the defence because they were all heroic in this effort. Fowards usually take the awards but in this case the display by the backs will go down in club history as one of the greatest displays by a unit in a long time.
Half time came and O'Loughlins were 4 points down.
Calmness and rest in the dressing room ensued and local observers could see the steely determination in these girls eyes as they emerged for the second half. Within 5 mins they had it back to level thanks to a goal from Edel Bomber Mulholland. The net shook for a few minutes after her rocket and spectators were glad they weren't in goals . After 10mins they were 5 points ahead but the Clara girls brought it back to within 1 point with 15mins to go.
Then the O' Loughlins girls took off with goals from Leah Lanigan, Edel Mulholland and Nyah Egan. They emerged victorious with a rousing victory. The manner of the win doesn't show the intensity that both teams brought to this match. This observer felt the battle was more Roinn A than anything. It was a credit to both teams and particularly the referee who let the game flow.
The girls from O' Loughlins were congratulated by all but particularly by their team mates with phones hopping from France and Germany to celebrate the big day
Well done to all concerned.
Sarah Bergin, Saoirse Delaney, Neasa Galwey (Captain), Aisling Claffey, Maríosa Dowling, Rachel Lenihan, Johanna Murphy, Leah Lanigan, Ella Richardson, Jennifer O' Keeffe, Nyah Egan, Edel Mulholland, Cora Delaney, Leah Broaders, Kate Lawless. Subs: Ailbhe Galwey, Rosie Bergin, Orla Hogan, Rebecca Keane, Jennifer Holohan, Siún Crowley, Doireann Sloyan.
On December 3rd 2016 O’Loughlin Gaels Camogie club will celebrate 25 years of camogie in Johns Park with a trip down memory lane.Please join us in celebrating the players,the managers, chairpersons, groundskeepers, jersey washers, sandwich makers, goalscorers, free-takers and supporters from the past quarter century in raising a glass to those involved who are still with us and those who have passed on. We need your war stories and rose tinted glasses, old photographs, newspaper clippings, stories and kit that will remind us of where we began and where we are going.
ON-LINE CLUB SHOP
Get your colours for the big day! Last year’s White and Green shop was a tremendous success and this year the On-line Club Shop can provide you with everything you need for County Final 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.
On Friday morning the Senior Players and Juvenile Mentors took the Tom Walsh Cup on a tour of the Parish and City Schools to delight of hundreds of young Gaels. Johnswell NS, Gaelscoil Osrai, CBS, The Model School, St. Johns Jnr and St. Johns Snr were all visited and the reception received in each school was electric. White and Green bunting and flags decorated assembly halls and the youngster enjoyed the visits with wide eyed delight. The players fielded questions of all sorts and threw out a few of their own with prizes on offer for the correct answers at each school. There’s a full report of the Schools Tour on the club website with plenty of photographs at www.oloughlingaels.gaa.ie/st-johns-parish.html A Big thanks to Juvenile Chairman Nigel Leydon for organising the event and all those who took time to do it. A special thanks to the staff at all the schools who were very welcoming and accommodating which included a nice cup of tea at The Model School.. lovely hurling!
The Club will be running a Defibrillator Course open to ALL members. Anyone interested in taking part please text 087 229 8028 to register your interest. You never know.. you might save someone's life!
O’LOUGHLIN GAELS GAA AGM
The 2016 Club AGM takes place in the Club Lounge on Wednesday December 14th at 7.30pm. All members are encouraged to attend
TEMPLE STREET CHILDRENS HOSPITAL
Keep Sunday December the 11th free for a special visit to St. Johns Park for one big jolly guy in a red suit. Santa will make his annual visit to the club for the Juvenile Christmas Party as he tours the country raising funds for Temple Street Childrens Hospital. As always no doubt the young players and their families will be generous in their support of this worthy cause and as alwas Santa will be generous with his time for all the young children.
TAIZE YOUTH TRIP 2017
A youth trip to Taizé in France organised by Ossory Youth will take place from 25th June to 2nd July 2017. A week in Taize is an opportunity for reflection and contemplation and a little step back from daily life. But bringing people together is also the essence of Taize and it is a week of meeting young people from different countries and cultures where new friendships are made. Over 100,000 young people from around the world make the trip to Taizé each year.
The trip is open to Transition year, 5th year and Leaving Cert students. Numbers are confined to 25 young people. For additional information, including cost, and application forms, contact Patrick Bookle, Ossory Youth at (056) 7761200, (087) 2129006 or firstname.lastname@example.org
HANDBALL CLUB VOLUNTEERS
O’Loughlin Gaels Handball Club at St. Johns Park boasts one of the finest alleys in the sport. With two alleys at its disposal it can cater for a large membership. It needs volunteers though …anyone interested in volunteering their time to coach, learn and facilitate juvenile handball at the club can contact Bridget at 0879550193 for further details. Get involved in your club and your local community .
SHANE RUNS FOR CHARITY
Minor/ senior player Shane Mahony is organising a Charity Run in side of The Alzheimer's Society of Ireland next month in the Castle Park. This is a great cause and Shane is looking for your support. Shane is doing a charity FUN RUN in aid of The Alzheimer Society of Ireland (Kilkenny region) on the 20th of November in the Castle Park. Registration is 10 Euro and it's going to a great cause.
It's only when somebody close to you is affected by this disease that you realise how important the carers are to them and how much work they do to help. Currently there are about 48,000 people living with Dementia in Ireland. The Alzheimer Society of Ireland aims to improve the lives of people living with the disease and provides support for their families. There has been a lack of funding in recent years and Shane is hoping help, starting with the Fun Run.
Your support on November 20th would be greatly appreciated!! Well done Shane.