OLG legend Brian Hogan announced his retirement from Inter-County Hurling last week. Brian played and achieved to the highest of standards throughout his glittering career. His medals haul includes 8 Leinster SHC's, 7 All-Ireland SHC's and 2 All-Stars. Brian was also first up the steps to lift the Liam McCarthy Cup on behalf of his Club and County in 2011. But Brian played the game for more than just medals. His towering displays at centre back will mean he will stand out as one of the greats of the modern game for years to come. OLG would like to take this opportunity to wish Brian well on his retirement. We also look forward to seeing him lead by example in 2015.......when the St John's Park evenings begin to stretch once again.
Jim O’Hara Memorial Poker
Christmas is not the only thing coming in December. The eagerly anticipated and always keenly attended Jim O’Hara Memorial Tournament is almost upon us again. The event takes place on Friday 12th December next in the upstairs lounge in the OLG Clubhouse at 8:30 sharp. Registration takes place on the night from 8:10. The entry fee of €50 will get you 20k chips. 1 rebuy €20 – 15K chips at any level up to break. Prize fund will be according to entries on the night. The final table will consist of 9 players. Blind levels – 15 minutes. First level – 100/20: see list.
Club Christmas Party
Calling all OLG members: we are having our end of year get together on Saturday 6th December next in the Clubhouse bar. We are encouraging any and all members to come along and join in the fun. We hope to see our Hurling, Handball, Football and Camogie people on the night. If you're someone who has given towards the cause in 2014 - we want to be able to say thank you. So please bring a friend and we'll see you around 9:00 p.m. on Sat Dec 6th next.
Charity Hero 2014
O’Loughlin Gaels is pleased to announce that our Camogie Chairman – Jim Kavanagh, has been nominated for a Charity Hero Award 2014. Jim has worked tirelessly to improve the lot of the Chernobyl Children – who have suffered over the years from a catastrophic nuclear accident in their homeland of Ukraine. Jim has earned his nomination and you can also play your part by logging on to www.bettertogether.ie and casting your vote by clicking his name. You can vote as often as you wish up until the closing date on December 5th. Let’s all play our part in making sure Jim Kavanagh is Charity Hero for 2014.
Cats On The Catwalk
Final plans are being made for the Kilkenny hurlers Cats on the Catwalk Fashion Show in Langtons on Wednesday 3rd December. The latest hurlers to commit to the cause are Michael Fennelly, Aidan Fogarty, Cillian Buckley, Padraig Walsh and Brian Kennedy. The guys will join Jackie Tyrrell, Paul Murphy, Conor Fogarty, Kieran Joyce, Lester Ryan and David Herity on the catwalk. Tickets are available from Kilkenny County Board, the information desk in MacDonagh Junction and reception at Langton House Hotel. They are also available online from www.kilkennygaa.ie by clicking the fashion show graphic on the homepage. Tickets are priced at €20 and include a glass of wine, cheese and entry to the door prize draw. Leading fashion brands River Island, Jack & Jones, H&M, Next, Dunnes Stores, JD Sports, Mexx and Pamela Scott and many more will supply the clothes for the event. Centre Manager Marion Acreman said “plans are progressing well, we have met most of the players and like us they are really looking forward to a great night. The combination of great fashion, our hurling hero’s and the hospitality provided at Langtons will make it an unmissable event”. Eddie Hughes from Kilkenny DJ’s will be supply the music, while Tracy Millea will MC the event along with Brendan Hennessy.
KK GAA Yearbook 2014
The Kilkenny GAA Yearbook for 2014 will be on the shelves of your local store soon. It’s a must buy present for the GAA fan in your life. The book features a rundown of all the clubs in the county and is brimful of full colour action shots of both Club and County. 2014 was another great year for the Cats. Read all about in the KK GAA Yearbook.
There was no jackpot winner of this week’s club lotto. The numbers drawn were 2, 4, 21, 26 and the bonus number was: 3. 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. Best of luck!
Short Mat Bowls
Short Mat Bowling and Go For Life games are resuming in the Watershed on Tuesday the 4th November from 8 until 9pm. No experience is necessary. First night is free to all! Come along and try it out!
New Pilates Session
Commencing Wed 5th November, 2014 in the Dunmore Hall from 8.00 - 9.00 p.m. (7 weeks €55). All abilities catered for. Fully qualified Pilates Instructor. Places are limited so booking is essential. For further information please call Margaret at 086 8547710.
Revenue Choir Christmas Recital
For the first time in its history the Revenue Commissioners’ Christmas Recital takes place outside Dublin. This year, they have chosen St John’s Church as the venue. This Lunch Time recital will take place on Friday, 5th December, from 1.00 to 2.00 p.m. Tickets €10 are available in the parish office or the sacristy. Patrons are requested to be seated by 12.55 p.m. The chosen beneficiaries of the proceeds are the Amber Women’s Refuge and St John’s Parish St Vincent de Paul Society.
St John’s Homes for the Elderly
A vacancy has arisen at Homes for the Elderly located on the grounds of
St John’s Church. Applications are invited in writing from suitable candidates to: St John’s Homes for Elderly Committee, The Presbytery, Dublin Road, Kilkenny. Closing date for application Tuesday 2nd December.