There was no winner of last week’s Club Lotto..The numbers drawn were 4, 5, 20, 23 and the bonus number was: 16 . Tickets can be bought from the usual selling agents or by asking at the clubhouse bar. The Jackpot is now at a healthy €17,200..so get yourself a ticket and don't miss out on your chance to win
SENIOR HURLING LEAGUE SHIELD FINAL
O'Loughlin Gaels 2-13 to 1-13 Dicksboro
Just the tonic before Championship gets underway. A good win over Dicksboro with Mark Kelly getting off the blocks early with 4 points from play (of 5 in total). At the other end of the field goal keeper Stephen Murphy contributed to a fine defensive display with three saves including a fine double reflex saves after a one and one situation with an inrushing forwardat the death that the forced the ball away from the danger area. The ball did make its way back in but the referee spotted the Dicksboro forward waiting in the square and blew for a free out to ensure no extra time would follow. Stephen also added to the score board with a pointed free. Full forward Mark Bergin accounted for 2-6 of the total (1-4 from placed balls), while David Burke added one minor. It was a much needed win as the championship looms. Two weeks to iron out the creases and with James Stephens being the opposition everything must be right. Good work lads..keep it going.
Team: S. Murphy, (0-1) A Forristal, A. Kearns, E. Kearns, S. Mahony, B. Hogan, P. Deegan, E. Grant P.Butler, H. Lawlor, D. Burke(0-1), M. Kelly(0-5) , D. Loughnane , S. Johnston, M. Bergin(2-6)
With all league duties carried out the big business of championship gets under way in 10 days time. The draw in Nowlan Park on Monday evening sees O’Loughlins pitted against our old foe James Stephens in the Quarter Final and what a mouth-watering prospect that is. Keep the weekend free, look out for the fixtures and support your club
FINE LINE ENDS JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP
RESULT: Junior Hurling Championship
O'Loughlin Gaels 1-19 to 4-13 James Stephens
With less than ten minutes to go O'Loughlin Gaels looked to be in the driving seat after going on a 1-8 unanswered scoring spree in the second half to turn a 6 point deficit into a healthy 5 point lead. Even though James Stephens did get back a goal and a point, 2 points from Cian Loy and Brian Dowling in the same period should have been enough to finish off the game. The Village were awarded a 21 in the dying moments and Mikey Drennan drilled for goal...a little goalmouth confusion ensued and after some healthy debate the leather was deemed to have crossed the line and the game headed into extra time. Brian Dowling started extra time proceedings off with a pointed free which was added to with two gems..one from Sean Bolger and another from Thomas Gleeson who had a fine game throughout. The Village returned two in the same period and the Gaels went into the second period of extra time one point to the good. The Village got the perfect start however in the Final Act of this drama..a goal by substitute Andrew Parsons was added to with three more points putting the opposition five points ahead with only 4minutes remaining. Even with tired legs the Gaels cut it back to three as they went looking for goals. It was a fair effort..but time ran out and the Village now advance to the Northern Final. Fair play to both teams..only a puck of a ball separated these sides after over 130mins of hurling..good value for supporters but disappointed for our players who put in a huge effort this year. Well done to all involved
B. Leydon, B. Murphy, G. Bryan, T. Gleeson, R. Butler, A. O'Brien, N. Bergin, K. O'Brien, P. Cantwell, S. Bolger, A. Geoghegan, B. Dowling, C. Loy, D. Lenihan, J. Doyle,
End of year Juvenile training
O' Loughlin Gaels Camogie Club juvenile members attended their last training session on Saturday. Despite the inclement weather, attendance was high and we were fortunate to be able to use our large hall as the rain teemed down outside. Our under 6, 8, 10 and 12 groups celebrated an enjoyable sporting year with their team and mentors as their parents looked on from the balcony. Teams and mentors gave their full attention to the serious business of the tug of war, where the competitive spirit of the adults involved was very evident.A great morning of fun and games was held with all involved displaying enthusiastic competitive spirit. Co-ordination and teamwork were put to the test in an enjoyable celebration of the sporting role of our club in its community
Children and adults all enjoyed the feast provided by local businesses and the committee. Special thanks to Kearns butchers for the hot dogs provided to all.
It has been a great year, made possible by an incredible team of volunteers. A huge heartfelt thank you to children for turning up so regularly in such numbers, parents for bringing them and being so encouraging and helpful, transition year students for their big contribution, and finally, to the coaches and mentors who give so much of their time and energy to the teams in O' Loughlin Gaels. Well done to all. Enjoy the break and keep practicing.
U 16, Minor and Junior teams
O' Loughlin Gaels Camogie teams are not all hanging up their boots for the year as there is still a lot of camogie to be played. Our U16s take on Danesfort on Wednesday evening at 6.00 in the Roinn B championship semi-final. This group, under the stewardship of Tadhg Crowley, Liam Egan and Tony Treacy, have shown great team spirit and their enjoyment of the game is evident at training and at matches. We wish them well.
Our minors finished their last league game with a win. This leaves them top of the table in Roinn C. This exceptionally young team await the play-offs and we look forward to seeing them in action soon.
The Junior team will play Conahy Shamrocks in the championship semi-final on Sunday a venue for this fixture is yet to be arranged.
GIVE UP YER AULD HURLS
Please vote for our Bright Idea
We are asking all readers to support us in our bid to win €5000!
KBC Bank Kilkenny nominated our hurley recycling project as a Kilkenny representative in their national competition. Please support our Kilkenny bid by voting for our Bright Idea on the KBC page. There is a link to it on our facebook page. Please like and share and ask your friends to do the same. Voting closes on September 30th. Is féidir linn- le do chabhair.
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First Holy Communion &
Confirmation Dates 2017
First Holy Communions –
St John’s: Sat. 13th May, 10.30am.
(for St John’s Junior & Model Schools):
Johnswell: Sunday 14th May at 10.00am.
Confirmations in St John’s –
Saturday 11th March at 11.00am.
THE SAMARITANS FAMILY WALK
The Samaritans are hosting the Kilkenny All-Stars Family Walk, on Saturday 1st October 2016. Come and join Brian Cody and over a dozen Kilkenny All-Stars for this fun event in order to raise funds for the extension of the Samaritan’s premises in Kilkenny. Registration from 11.00a.m – at the St Canice’s Complex, Lacken, Carlow Road, Kilkenny – the walk will commence at 11.30a.m. The route will follow the Nore Linear Walk for 4k.m. and is suitable for all the family. Entry fee- €10 per family.