There was no winner of the Club’s weekly lotto. Numbers drawn were 16, 17, 24, 27 Bonus 28. Next weeks Jackpot Prize will be €7,600. Tickets available at the bar for just €2. Thank you for your continued support.
If you’re wondering what all that racquet is coming from St. John’s Park it’s the sound of almost 240 young boys and girls enjoying themselves. It’s the noise of Summer Camp 2018 and it’s set to continue until August the 11th. Always a great two weeks hats off to the organisers .
It’s a busy part of the year for inter-county teams and O’Loughlin Gaels ans St. John’s parish have been well represented. Conor Kelly, David Fogarty, Jamie Young and Niall Higgins are all involved in the Kilkenny Minor Team heading to the All-Ireland in August along with selector Niall Bergin. The camogie club was represented at u15 by Eva Collins, Taylor Brett and Abigail Egan in the successful u15 All-Ireland winning team at the weekend of which Mark Brett was a co-selector. Well done also to Danielle Quigley who wore the Black and amber with the Kilkenny Camogie u16 squad at the weekend also. And finally referee Sean Cleere continues representing our club with distinction as he formed part of the officiating teams during the weekends All-Ireland Hurling Semi-Finals. Well done all.
St. Canice's Credit Union County Hurling League Division 1
James Stephens 0-15 to 1:23 O'Loughlin Gaels GAA
A first half Ferghal Brennan goal gave the boys the platform to build on and finish out deserving winners at Larchfield. It was a good performance with Danny Loughnane, Ronan Buckley and Eoin O'Shea putting in fine contributions to tonight's team effort.
The results weren't as good from the other two fixtures that evening against the same opposition however. The u15s out in a fine effort an the Kells Rd. But unfortunately came up short and were defeated on a scoreline of
James Stephens 2:18 to 3:4 O'Loughlin Gaels
The u13b's disappointingly couldn't get to the pace of their game at St. John's Park and left too much to do after an indifferent first half performance. Although they outscored the visitors in the second half the final score was a disappointing :
O'Loughlin Gaels 3:3 to 5:14 James Stephens.
Result: Junior B Hurling League
Johns Lockes 0-11 to 2-17 O'Loughlin Gaels
A much improved performance in the second half if this contest insured maximum points for the city side this afternoon. A goal in each half by full forward Michael Henebry (2-0) and some flawless free taking by Odhrán Lawlor (0-11, 10 frees) accounted for the bulk of the scores but the fitter younger team was ultimately the difference between these sides. Oisin Murphy (0-3) showed no signs of tiredness after last evenings exploits added 3 points if his own,while Tervine Wallace (0-1) relentless engine earned a fine score from play midway through the 2nd half. Jamie Ryan and Danny Bolger making up the score tally with a point each.
A well worked win...with a fine blend of player's. Well done all...lovely hurling
Result: J. J. Kavanagh and Sons J.H.L.
O'Loughlin Gaels 3-23 to 0-9 St Patrick's Ballyragget
A fine first half performance with Billy Leydon, Eoin O'Shea and Ferghal Brennan doing untold damage. A fine individual score by young corner back Oisín Murphy during this same period drew applause from spectators at St. Johns Park . The 2nd half was a much more pedantic game with the Gaels doing enough to maintain their dominance. A good win..and a job very well done
Result: u13 Roinn A Hurling League
Young Ireland's 1-5 to 5-7 O'Loughlin Gael
The u13s continue to build well and notch up another good result in the final game of the Roinn A league. The boys next outing is a qtr final match v Clara at the LIsdowney 7’s on Saturday morning . All support is greatly appreciated.
Next week sees the Championships get underway for our u15s and the Minor Team also returns to action in the League. Please support all our teams.
GIVE UP YOUR AUL GEAR
O'Loughlin Gaels Camogie Club will accept any old gear family members have grown out of and of good quality to pass on the younger members. Drop them into the Camogie Café any Saturday morning for a Pick & Go of anything that takes your fancy. A small donation to the camogie bucket would be welcome.
All good quality clothes will also be taken at the Camogie Club on August 25th. Clear our those wardrobes and donate ..all proceeds to OLoughlin Gaels Camogie Club.
PREMIER DARTS - FRIDAYS
O’Loughlin Gaels is be the venue for the weekly Premier League Darts each Friday. This gets bigger and better each year and this year all the top players from the region are taking part. Very entertaining stuff…and high quality.
In 2019 we will celebrate 50 years of O'Loughlin Gaels GAA Club as we know it today. We need help! Anyone wants to get involved, suggest some ideas to mark the occasion or simply send us photos, memorabilia etc can email firstname.lastname@example.org
O'Loughlin Gaels GAA will again be taking scrap metal for recycling. Anyone who has any metal they want to get rid of can contact any of the numbers below.
Coleman Loughnane - 086 331 2944
Eddie Maher - 087 291 0569
Sean Hogan - 087 288 8896
Luke Roche - 086 251 1994
O’LOUGHLIN GAELS SHOP –
NEW STOCK AVAILABLE; The On-line Club Shop can provide you with everything you need for the coming season. It’s well stocked with all your essentials in your favourite club’s colours. Training tops, jerseys, jackets, beanies ..they’re all there just log on to the club website and hit the image to bring you into the shop AND your favourite club will also benefit with every sale. http://www.oloughlingaels.gaa.ie/shop.html
BOOKINGS FOR OCCASIONS
O’Loughlin Gaels GAA Club boasts the best club facilities for its members in the city. With plenty of free parking, Kitchen, bar & Lounge facilities available it can cater for all your party needs. Contact Paddy on 086 1298329 to book your special occasion- christening, communion and confirmations, birthdays and anniversaries.. special wedding guests gatherings ..or any group occasion you require. The Hall at O'Loughlin Gaels GAA Complex is available for hire for indoor soccer, basketball, wheelchair sports, badminton and all indoor sports. . Hall can be booked for €30 per hour Contact Paddy at 086 129 8329
The Summer reading challenge is well underway, so if you’re not already joined it’s not too late to drop down to your local Library to do so. It will finish end of Aug so get reading and receive all the free gifts along the way. For all those who complete the challenge, they will be invited to see Ruben the entertainer at Springhill Hotel for his show in September.
We are having a workshop called ‘Relax Kids’ on Aug 2nd at 11am, almost booked out but please ring us to check re availability at 056 7794174.
Dogstrust will visit us on Aug 9th at 11am (subject to 10 attendees min), so places still available here if you would like to find out more about caring for dogs ect.
The French Language group will meet Fri 3rd Aug 11-12.30pm , this continues every second Friday
The book for next Month’s Adult book club is Solar Bones and they meet last Wed every Month 11.30-12.30
We have recently started a Children’s Book club for 9-12yr olds, next meeting is Sat Aug 18th and continues every 4th Sat. Also we have started a storytime for 8’s and under , once a month and next storytime is Sept 1stand every 4th Sat after.
New Members welcome in all group