The Tullamore U12’s travelled in numbers on Saturday last to take on O’Loughlin Gaels in a challenge, before heading to Nowlan Park for the big game. Credit is due to the Offaly boys who put in a great shift against our boys. This reporter was heartened to see the amount of honest endeavour that was on display from both clubs. What was of particular note was the degree to which Tullamore & OLG played the game in the right spirit. Players threw themselves into the tackle without fear or favour and there was not a word of dissent from any quarter. This surely bodes well for a return visit in the near future to the Faithful County. The following is a list of the players who lined out for the Continent on Saturday: John Comerford , Jason Delaney , Michael Ibraham , Ben Kinchella , Nick Mullins , Josh Nolan, Cillian Larkin , Damian Dowling , Harry Bland , Luke Hennessy , Greg Edogun , Aidan Kenny , Jake Hickey , Chase Leefarr , John McNamara , Joe Leydon , Alex Molloy , Ronan Lavelle , Sam O'Connell , James Phelan , Daniel Walsh , Vincent O'Grady , Joe Brennan , Mikey Wallace , Declan Murphy , Tony Marquez , Mateusz Zych , Clinton Morris , Eric Walsh , Josh Culleton , Jack Clifford , Matthew Hogan , Robbie Kenny
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.
There was no jackpot winner of this week’s club lotto. The numbers drawn were 5, 13, 14, 19 and the bonus number was: 12. 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!
HURLERS CO-OP DRAW UPDATE: Due to unforeseen circumstances, the First Draw is going back ONE WEEK and will now take place on TUESDAY 17TH of JUNE. Please help your club by participating in the draw.
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!
Sky’s the Limit for Mark & Brian
Congratulations to our own Mark Kelly & Brian Hogan who lined out for the Black & Amber in the Leinster Championship on Saturday last. Although the game was a one sided affair; it will probably in time become a table quiz staple, as it was notable for being the first ever live GAA game covered by Sky Sports.
Men’s Action Network
The group are having there day outing on 24th June to the Botanic Gardens & Collins Barracks, 4 course dinner in Poitin Still, Cost €35. Bus will leave the Cinema at 9.45am and Butts Green at 10am