MANAGER: JOE DALY - 087 6294742
ALAN O'BRIEN, ANDY KEARNS, BRIAN FOX, DARREN KELLY, ALAN BYRN, EOIN LAWLOR
MANAGER: JOE DALY - 087 6294742
ALAN O'BRIEN, ANDY KEARNS, BRIAN FOX, DARREN KELLY, ALAN BYRN, EOIN LAWLOR
TRAINING TIMES: TBC - INITIALLY 11AM SUNDAYS
U13 A Football League.
James Stephens 5:3 to 0:1 O'Loughlin Gaels
A disappointing result from the Kells Rd sees the young Gaels exit this League at the penultimate stage. Hard and all as our lads tried they met a very good James Stephens side. The boys continue to train and are setting up nicely for the season ahead
RESULT: U13 Roinn A Football League
Danesfort 2-6 to 6-4 O'Loughlin Gaels GAA
A great result in Danesfort earlier this evening when the young Gaels put in an impressive 2nd half performance to ensure pole position in their group after all games completed. Well done to all involved.
RESULT: U13s Roinn A Football League Rd 2
Dicksboro 2-4 to 2-4 O'Loughlin Gaels.
After a highly competitive game of football in St. James's Park this morning these sides could not be separated. A strong first half gave O'Loughlins a healthy advantage before facing a stiff breeze in the second and a Dicksboro backlash. The young Gaels were very unlucky not to come out winners but look forward to their final group match fixed for next weekend.
Well done to all the players representing their clubs in tough conditions
ROINN A FOOTBALL LEAGUE 1st RD - SUNDAY FEBRUARY 4th AT ST. JOHN'S PARK - 10:30AM
REFEREE: JOHN GUINAN
O'Loughlin Gaels 4-4 to 1-2 Tullogher Rosbercon
Well done to the u13s who got the season off to a flyer with a solid win over a very strong Tullogher Rosbercon side in this competition. Great movement caused ontold damge in the vivitors defensive area and our boys reaped the rewards in goals and maximum points
Great job ..well done all.
U12s embarked on an expedition to the most southern part of the country in search of all things GAA, some team spirit and a bit of craic. They found all three!!
Day one included competitive action at Bruff GAA Club in Limerick. It rained hard...and the boys hurled hard. No amount of rain ( and there was a deluge) was going to dampen the spirits of this weekend. Hot showers, soup & sandwiches afterwards provided by the hosts would make sure of that. Back on the bus then on to Ventry - training camp for the weekend - where the Ban an Ti had the dinner waiting. Bags in the rooms, wolf down the dinner and off to Ventry Strand for a refreshing dip in the Atlantic Ocean. No problem sleeping tonight so as an early start was due for Day 2
Movie Montage of The Weekend's Action
Day two took the boys back over the Mountains and in to Tralee where Tralee Parnells hosted games with Ardfert,, Ballyheigue and our young Gaels. Good sunshine and a good sod and lots of travelling support (Lots!) drove our boys to hurl at their best. Bouyed by the previous days successes the lads played out a series of games against the best the Kingdom could offer. A huge thanks to our friends at Tralee Parnells for looking after us.
Time to relax, off to Inch Beach for a little bit of surfing...some chips and a little bit more surfing. Back to the Ban an Ti for another mighty feed and end the day with a dip in the ocean at Ventry Strand before lights out and an opportnity for the travelling support to gather in the local 'eaterie' and talk about the boys efforts on the field of play.
Day 3 got off with another big Ban an Ti breakfast before boys and supporters were treated to a trip around Dingle Bay accompanied by local hero Funghi... who danced them a merry dance around the rugged coastline. A spot of lunch at Paidi O'Sheas before heading back to St. John's Park. Not before one final call to the women who looked after them and say thanks.. Ban an Ti Catilin agas Ban an Ti Marian. Brilliant ladies both of them
Well done to all involved for looking after our young Gaels. It was a great trip and one they'll remember forever..
The u11s spent Saturday afternoon in the Sunshine at Glynn Barntown GAA in Wexford for thier annual M Laffan Tournament. Teams from all over Leinster took part in this festival of hurling excellence and our lads shot off the blocks with a win over a very formidable Naas side. IT was energy spping stuff with all players contributing to a fine team performance.
No rest for the wicked as they say and it was straight into challenge number 2 where the boys faced a fresh looking Castletown GAA. The scoring was tight right to the end before the fresher legs of Castletown took advantage by the final whistle.. Two maore games and another win and the boys were ready to kick back and relax. The group were rewarded for their efforts by the very satisfied mentors with some 99's. Now there's a perfect afternoon..Hurling in the sunshine with your mates, followed by 99's !!.....Lovely Hurling
It was great to see u12 Team Player Eoghan O'Brien out and about after a tough operation to watch his team mates perform at the recent Easter Hurling Blitz at St. John's Park. The boys were thrilled to see him and had a lovely poster made of Eoghan visit to Croke Park last year with the club which they all signed. Eoghan is on the mend now and we look forward o seeing him back on the training fields very soon.
SCHOOL YARD SUMMER HURLING FINALS
Throughout the Summer on Tuesday evenings St. Johns Park hosted a campaign of School Yard Hurling where the club facilitated young boys to come together from u10s to u12s to play some honest to god hurling! Teams would be made on the night, a mentor would referee and the sliotar thrown in for an hours top class hurling each week. On Sunday the campaign came to an end with a Finals Blitz where teams were divided into four..Teams Dumore, The Continent, St. John’s and Johnswell went at it for almost two hours with a round robin league that divided them into two separated finals. The hurling was brilliant..u10s relishing at the prospect of challenging their older counterparts and scores registering from all angles. The players took control..organised positions, argued over decisions and directed each other to do better or ‘mark yer man’ in a healthy old fashioned school yard way. There were disagreements, there new partnerships discovered, and maybe even the mentors found out a little more about what some of our players are capable of doing – not maybe – definitely! By what we all saw on Sunday you can safely assume that this lot will develop nicely. For the record Team St. Johns’ were the Cup Winners after a rip roaring affair with Team Johnswell narrowly winning by two points. The shield final between The Continent and Dunmore went to extra time and saw Dumore just edge it by a single point. Well done all…lovely hurling.
DUNMORE: Finn Hogan (Capt), Orestas Balsys, Harry O’Grady, Brian Murphy, Tadhg O’Meara, Luke Hanrahan, Cormac Wall, Kevin Waldron, Ben Little, Josh Hynes, Daniel Byrne
THE CONTINENT: Rory Flanagan (Capt), Luke Quigley, Jack Sinnott, Evan Burke, Eoghan O’Brien, Cian Farrell, Fionn Lawlor, Tadhg Crowley, Brandon Wall, Daniel McCormack, Philip Phelan, J J Mooney
JOHSWELL: CJ Poyntz (Capt), Jack Murpny, Evan O’Neill, Jack Jhnson, Harry Roberts, Gerard Delaney, Cian Crudge, Alex Sheridan, Jack Aylmer, Conor Murphy, Darren Kelly
ST. JOHNS: Mark Holohan (Capt), Kieran Delaney, Conor Daly, Ruaidhri Galwey, Michael Butler, Cian Nolan, Kevin O’Connor, Greg Kelly, Zac Evans, Stephen Butler, Michael Lambert
u12s Finals - St. John's Park August 27th 2016
It's all looking good for the future at O'Loughlin Gaels GAA as was plainly evident to the large support that turned up at St. John's Park this morning to watch our u12s put on a display of teamwork and comradarie that oozed hurling confidence. This is a team that over the Summer months have become comfortable in their own skins and confident in their own ability to play like a Band of Brothers. Their resolve was put to the test today when after a slow start against visitors Rathdowney Erril they clawed their way back from a half time deficit thanks to some strong leadership and team spirit. First half goals leaked were quickly countered through the brilliance of Alex Sheridan, the guile of Rory Flanagan, the opportunism of Cian Nolan and the work rate of Jack Aylmer. Finn Hogan, Jack Sinnott and Kieran Delaney dominated the rear guard aided and abetted by the powerful Harry O'Grady and the mighty mighty Ruairdhrí Galwey. Michael Butler joined proceedings late due to a cow calving but once there no one was getting near goal keeper Brandon Wall. Brandon is some man to puck out a ball as his missiles rained down on the opposition half back line to be snapped up by the engines of the team Tadgh O'Meara and Cian Farrell who worked tirelessly to supply Darren Kelly, Gerard Delaney and Co up front. The lads were relentless in this period with the lead exchanging between the teams throughout the latter stages of the game. No quarter given ..no quarter taken, the ash wasn't spared either and there was no sign of surrender as the lads never gave up on anything. These lads were playing with pride..no consideration was given to the fact that four of the teams stalwarts were missing through to illness and injury. With the spirit our boys possess nothing phases them anymore and they play for results. This result was a draw..a fair achievement considering the bad start they were dealt but one the club are very very proud of.
It was the match of the day no doubt about it. Both teams shared the spoils but while Rathdowney Erril got no more results from the remainder of the day our boys went head to head with the O'Loughlin Gaels grey team in an epic encounter that yielded another draw. The scores were plentiful thoughout which meant that both O'Loughlin teams scoring averages put them into 2nd and 3rd places ahead of Rathdowney Erril and behind Emeralds of Urlingford who were unbeaten all year.
Today's fixture was the u11s/12s final competitive fixtures of the year and capped what has been a fantastic season where these boys have shown that they are well up to hurling for O'Loughlin Gaels GAA, with an intensity and passion that is to be expected of champions. We look forward to seeing lots more of these over the coming years so take note of these names..
Brandon Wall, Michael Butler, Jack Sinnott, Kieran Delaney, Finn Hogan, Ruairdhrí Galwey, Cian Farrell, Tadgh O'Meara, Jack Aylmer, Rory Flanagan, Gerard Delaney, Alex Sheridan, Darren Kelly, Cian Nolan, (Mark Holohan, CJ Poyntz, Evan O'Neill, Fionn Lawlor..injured)
Orestas Balsys, Cian Crudge, Jack Murphy, Brian Murphy, Kevin Waldron, Josh Hynes, Ben Little, Philip Phelan, Harry Roberts, Conor Daly, Evan Bourke. (Kevin O'Connor, Jamie Kenny.. Inj).. Thanks to Luke Hanrahan, Stephen Butler and Jack Johnson (u10s) and Grace Sheridan (Camogie u12s) for their help on the day.
Mentors: Eoin Lawlor, Alan O'Meara, Tom Wall, Kieran Hynes, Joe Daly
Consultants: John Holohan and Sean Hogan ;-)
Referees: Brian Fox, Joe Daly.