We got a fantastic response to our question as to who was that turn of the century team from way, way back in the day. Special thanks must go to John Joe Cullen (pork butcher) of John Street who kindly donated to the club – the original framed photograph. Thanks a million John Joe from all in OLG. At this stage, we have all the names of the people in the photo and are working on the back story of the people involved. We will report back when we know more. OLG would also like to thank Liam Rushe for his help. The team incidentally was an early forerunner of O’Loughlin Gaels based in St John’s Parish known simply as O’Loughlins. Thanks is also due to Conor Denieffe, author of The Continent Abu.
The O’Loughlin Gaels Summer Camp will take place again this summer for two weeks in August. This is the sixth year of the camp and it continues to grow in popularity each year, with 160 children taking part over the two weeks last summer.
The key words associated with the camp are fun, enjoyment, participation and skill development. Niall Bergin and his team of qualified GAA coaches work hard each year to create and implement a diverse programme aimed at developing the basic skills of hurling/camogie, gaelic football, rounders and handball in a fun-filled, friendly and energetic environment. Each morning the groups will work on developing the skills of each game through a range of drills and activities. In the afternoon the children will use these skills in mini-games where the emphasis is on participation and enjoyment. An exciting part of each week for the children is always the visit of a number of inter-county hurling, camogie and football stars who chat to the children about skill development and lifestyle as well as posing for photos and signing numerous jerseys, hurls, helmets and even arms!!
· The camp is open to all O’Loughlin Gaels club members, boys and girls aged 5-13 years.
· Each child will receive a quality sports pack with O’Loughlin Gaels gear.
· Camp begins at 10am with lunch from 12-12.30pm and finishes up at 2.30pm.
· We are really lucky to have the use of such great facilities in St. John’s Park with three pitches, a wall ball, two handball alleys and an indoor hall – which saves us from the sometimes unpredictable Irish weather!!
· The camp costs €60 per child for one week or €85 for two weeks. One sports pack per child included in this price.
· The dates for this year’s camp are:
Week 1: Tuesday August 5th – Saturday August 9th
Week 2: Monday August 11th – Friday August 15th
Application forms are available from club underage management, in the clubhouse itself, Kearns butchers, JJ Cullen butchers, St. John’s Quay Library and on the club website www.oloughlingaels.gaa.ie. Closing date for applications is Friday June 20th so get in early to avoid disappointment. Please note late applications cannot be guaranteed availability of sports pack.
Johnswell Fun Run
The Johnswell Fun Run takes place next Sunday, 10km Road Race (over 18’s only) & 5k Family Fun Run in Johnswell Village at 1pm. Prizes-10K Top 3 men/women and 5K Top man/woman/girl/boy. Entry fee €15 for 10K chipped runner. 5K Adult €10, child €5 & family of 4 €25. Register on the day from 11am. Reduced fee for online entry. Details at facebook.com/pages/Johnswell-Fun-run. Refreshments will be served after the race and proceeds in aid of Johnswell Community.
Mark’s Running For Pieta House
Our own Mark Bergin will be taking part in a 10K fun run in Athy on 14th June next. Mark is hoping to raise much needed funds for Pieta House. If you'd like to make a contribution - please click on the attached link:
Best of luck Mark!
U-10 Camogie V St Brigids
The O'loughlins Under 10's played their first home game of the season on Wednesday the 28th of May. Unlike their first outing, this game was more one sided and unfortunately, not in our favour. St. Brigids were very strong and had a large panel which meant that they never tired on the warm evening. Despite great efforts in defence by Abby Ware, Grace Sheridan and Faye Fennelly, St. Brigids got scores on the board early on. Maebh Richardson had a great game and relieved a lot of pressure many times by sending the ball into the forwards. Ava Vaughan and Riona Crowley had a lot of work to do to keep up with the girls in blue in the centre and they did well. Eva Prendergast battled well in the second half, as did Ava O'Grady and Tara O'Keeffe. Emma Flyson White did very well in attack and defence. Sinead Dowling and newcomer Sara Ayoup along with Riona very nearly got a score in the 2nd half. Even though the scoreline didn't suit the girls in green, it was good preparation for our upcoming blitz in Young Irelands.
U14 team lost to St Fiachres in the fourth round of the championship 5-5 to 4-2, up next is a home match against St Martins on Wednesday night.
There was no jackpot winner of this week’s club lotto. The numbers drawn were 3, 7, 21, 26 and the bonus number was: 15. 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!
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