Juvenile mentors, club officers, players and members gathered in the Chambers as Mayor McGuinness described his pride at having the opportunity to recognise our great club. He remarked upon how from his offices on O'Loughlin Road he has seen first hand the great work that the Juvenile Section does and how happy looking the faces of the young St. Johns parishioners are as they leave our grounds after having played or trained.
On behalf of O'Loughlin Gaels Juvenile Chairman Niall Bergin thanked Mayor McGuinness for the invitation and the recognition bestowed upon the club for its work in providing a well balanced environment for the young players in the parish. He thanked the Mayor for his continued support. Niall also impressed upon the gathered members that although it is right to acknowledge last years successes that even without silverware at the end of a season the success is in knowing that the club always did its best, insuring our young members will forever enjoy being part of the club whether it be as a senior or junior player or a club volunteer. The Mayor eluded to the importance of the club as a central community facility and implored all the people if St. Johns parish to take a look at what's going on in O'Loughlins and discover what element if the club suits you best. He finished by acknowledging the passion the club has for inspiring its young players to be rising stars or club stalwarts evoked by the words of the Juvenile Chairman.
O'Loughlin Gaels GAA club would like to thank Mayor McGuinness for this wonderful gesture and hospitality which was appreciated by all the members who gathered. We look forward now to a good 2015 as the season gets underway.