O’Loughlin Gaels GAA Club in association with Kilkenny Special Olympics is delighted to announce Champions Sunday will take place in our Clubhouse gymnasium on May 18th next at 12:00 noon. Champions Sunday is a unique event which will give Kilkenny children a chance to meet their heroes across a wide range of sports. Our special guests on the day will be the Kilkenny Special Olympics Team. They are competing in the Special Olympics All-Ireland finals, which will take place in the University of Limerick, the following month. If you’re a young aspiring sports person and you’re interested in rubbing shoulders with high achievers from the worlds of Hurling, Football, Camogie, Handball, Rugby, Athletics...................the list goes on – then the OLG Clubhouse is the place to be on May 18th next. Check out our facebook page for more details or our new look website: www.oloughlingaels.gaa.ie for more details. It will be a family friendly event which promises to be a great occasion and all are welcome.
New Look OLG Website is Launched
The Club launched its new look website during the week: www.oloughlingaels.gaa.ie - the website was designed to be compatible with the latest smart phone and tablet technology. Needless to say, it can also be viewed on regular p.c.’s. Club chairman Eddie Buckley welcomed the development stating: “The relaunch of the Club website is an important time for us all. This website is about more than just giving members information. It allows us to communicate better with each other while also presenting an opportunity for the various teams and Club activities to have an input into reporting their progress”.
The site has a page dedicated to each sporting activity and indeed, each team in the club. So whether you are six or forty-six years of age – there is a page on our site for you! Our website is dedicated to our members as well as the wider St John’s Parish community. If you are interested in having a Club / Parish related piece uploaded onto the site or if you are in possession of team photos or significant snaps from the past – please get in contact with our Club P.R.O. on firstname.lastname@example.org – we’d be delighted to hear from you.
There was no jackpot winner of the Club Lotto this week. The numbers chosen were: 1, 4, 22, 27 and the bonus number was 11. If you want to be in with a chance to win €20,000 – you can buy a ticket from the usual promoters or from behind the bar in the Clubhouse.
Hard luck to our U14 girls who lost by two goals to the Emeralds in the Feile semi final on Saturday after extra time. Leah Broaders opened the scoring for the Loughs with a fine point after some hard work form the full forward line. The Emeralds responded with a goal in the 5th minute. A long run from Nyah Egan resulted in a free for the Loughs which Edel Mulholland tapped over. Leah Broaders caught the ball from the Emeralds puck out and struck it straight over the bar to level it up at half time 1-0 to 0-3. A foul on Doireann Sloyne resulted in a pointed free from Edel Mulholland, she also added a 45 before the Emeralds scored 1-1. A 45 by Edel Mulholland dropped short and Doireann Slyone netted to leave the girls a point up with a few minutes to go but the Emeralds added a point to level it 2-2 to 1-5 at full time, the match went to extra time. O’ Loughlins had a goal disallowed in the first few minutes of extra time and though the Emeralds pushed on and scored two goals ,the girls never gave up and fought til the end. Final score Emeralds 4-2 O'Loughlins 1-5. The girls and management can be very proud of their effort, they put in a great performance. Team Ali Meagher, Suin Crowely, Johanna Murphy, Marissa Dowling, Aisling Claffey, Ella Richardson, Jennifer Holohan, Nyah Egan, Leah Broaders(0-2), Rosie Bergin, Rebecca Keane, Edel Mulholland(0-3), Kate Lawless, Sarah Jane Codd, Doireann Sloyne(1-0). Subs Faith O'Neill, Tracy O'Reilly, Katelyn Power, Rebecca Smith, Ailbhe Galway, Karen Neary, Emma Doheny, Ciara Curran, Jade Soames.
The U18 team played Conahy Shamrocks in the first round of the championship/ League and lost
3-2 to 1-4.
U16 Team played Slieverue in the Championship/League and lost 7-5 to 1-1
O'Loughlins Junior Camogie team picked up their second brace of points in their Round 2 clash away to Thomastown last weekend winning 5-9 to 4-3, next up is Carrickshock on Friday night.
Kilkenny Leader Partnership May Courses
The following courses are commencing in O’Loughlin Court in May. The courses are open to all but priority will be given to people in receipt of Unemployment Benefits. Courses include: Basic Digital Photography, Improvers Computer Skills, Woodwork, Ceramics, Health & Fitness. We also have places left on the Sewing & Dressmaking Course. For more information contact Connie McGee on 086 7718040 or email Connie.email@example.com