The 'Gaels Fill Kilkenny's Streets...
The O'Loughlin Gaels GAA & Camogie entry was a true community entry with not only children from the St. John's Park participating but also children from St. John's Snr, The Model School, Johnswell NS and St. John's Junior all joining up as the battalion made it's way from St John's Park down O'Loughlin Road to the Dublin Road to the official starting point. And as the group reached the crest of St. John's Bridge the crowd had swelled so much so that Rose Inn Street came to a standstill as the White & Green brigade funneled it's way to the official viewing stand at The Parade. There the group set up goals and played out what young Gaels do best...a match with the silkiest of skills. Johnathon Swift refereed...I'm not so sure Swift was a hurling man but he made a fair stab at refereeing under the added pressure of the large crowd!
A group of young St. John's Warriors, armed with shields made during the week by the pupils of St. Johns' Snr School, looked after the Tom Walsh Cup as it made it's way through the street as a guest of O'Loughlin Gaels GAA....a guest by the way that is welcome anytime!!
It was a fun filled community effort, coordinated by Commander in Chief Stephen McCormack and backed up by a strong team from the Juvenile Section. Well done to everyone involved...we were the envy of all and can be proud of our contribution to arguably the best Kilkenny St. Patrick's Day Parade ever.
Thanks to our Sponsors MacDonagh Junction Shopping Centre & Ormonde Construction today. Thanks too to The St. Patricks Day KIlkenny team. Thanks to all those who sent in photographs also and feel free to keep them coming in and we'll add to our gallery.