O’Loughlin Gaels Gaa Club Race Night was another great success. Big crowds turned out to Kilkenny Dog Track and enjoyed a feast of entertainment and a feast of hot dogs.
MINOR COUNTY FOOTBAL CHAMPION
It was a disappointing evening at Kells road where a fist half wind advantage gave Danesfort the platform to take the points from this league encounter. Danesfort’s Richie Hogan brought his county form to the table and caused all kinds of problems for a defence already under pressure from the elements. The 2-11 to 0-6 half time scoreline was too much of a deficit to close but in fairmes to our lads they dug in and kept at it and got themselves in a position to steal the game as the final whistle approached. Goals from Paddy Butler (Free) and Alan Geoghegan narrowed the score to just two points with 4 minutes remaining but Danesfort returned one ensure that O’Loughlins had to go for goal as the game closed out . Mark Bergin did get a chance in the dying moments but the ball failed to dip at the appropriate moment and went over for a point. Another break now but and a chance to regroup as they prepare for the final league match against Ballyhale in a few weeks time.
There was no winner of last weeks Club Lotto..The numbers drawn were 3, 15, 23, 28 and the bonus number was: 27. Tickets can be bought from the usual selling agents or by asking at the clubhouse bar. The Jackpot is now at a healthy €12,800..so get yourself a ticket and don't miss out on your chance to win
CLUB DRAW WINNERS
1st Holiday Spain 1 week & €750 spending money - Emily Bradley, 11 Ashfield, Golf Links Rd, Kilkenny
2nd Weekend Away & €100 spending money - Ray Brophy, Johnswell
3rd €300 - Agnes Fennelly, Bawn
4th €200 - Laura Butler Snr, Tullabrin, Johnswell
5th €100 - Mick Bland, 52 Father Murphy Square, Kilkenny
FAMILY TABLE QUIZ
1976 was an especially successful year for O'Loughlin Gaels GAA. Just in its seventh year in existence O'Loughlin Gaels had successes at u21 (County Hurling and Football Champions), U16 (County Hurling '77 and Football Champions), and u14 (County Féile Champions). This year the club will host a social evening for all those players involved where story's can be racounted, memories revisited and friends remembered. A date for the 1976 Reunion will be announced soon..so start jogging those memories!!
NEWPARK 60th ANNIVERARY REUNION
The 60th Anniversary Reunion of Newpark (1956) will take place in O’Loughlin Gaels GAA Club on Friday 9th September. It will commence with a Remembrance Mass for all the deceased residents at 7.30pm at the Clubhouse Pavilion, followed by a buffet meal and music. An exhibition of old photographs will be mounted for viewing.
Tickets €20 all-inclusive: buffet; music, History & Life commemorative Booklet.
Tickets available from:
Mary (McCormack) Molloy 086 829 1198 or Ann (Hickey) Murphy 086 308 3054. Please advise family members of event details