Congratulations to Patricia Burke whose numbers came out at the Club Lotto Draw and she scoops a nice pre-christmas windfall…nice! The numbers drawn were 16,19,22,28 and the bonus number was 7. Next week’s Jackpot prize will be €6,000 so make sure to get a ticket from the usual promotors. A little tip.. Promoter Esther Maher seems to have the rub of the green so maybe buy them from her!!. Lotto draw takes place every Tuesday night in the Club and all are welcome.
AIB LEINSTER CLUB FINAL
O’Loughlin Gaels GAA Club will take the whole of St. John’s Parish to Portlaoise on Sunday for the Final of the Leinster Club Senior Hurling Championship. The lads performances are on an upward spiral each time they’ve gone out this year and they’ll have to up a gear again when facing Dublin Champions Cuala GAA. A huge St. Johns Parish support is required as all are called upon to make a big effort to bring more silverware to St. John’s Park. A bus will leave the club at 12pm and anyone who needs a set please contact 086 1298329. Get behind the players and support your club. All friends and supporters are invited back to the club after the game.
A bus will leave O’Loughlin Gaels GAA Club on Sunday at 12pm going to O’Moore Park, Potlaoise for the Leinster Final v Cuala. Seat are €10 per person and will travel direct to the game and back safely to St. John’s Park that evening. To book your seats contact 056 7765036 or 086 1298329
SUPPORT YOUR CLUB
The St. John’s Parish Community are very proud that their club O’Loughlin Gaels is progressing in this years AIB Club Championships. As County Champions the local club is representing the community on the national stage. Get behind the team and club now in anyway that you can and support your local club, be it travelling to the games, displaying the club colours or getting your local business behind the lads. Keep up to date with all club and community activities posted on the club social media pages and website and get involved... The gate is always open!
CAMOGIE CLUB CELEBRATES 25 YEARS
On Saturday Night next, December 3rd, O’Loughlin Gaels Camogie club will celebrate 25 years of camogie in Johns Park with a trip down memory lane. Please join us in celebrating the players ,the managers, chairpersons, groundskeepers, jersey washers, sandwich makers, goalscorers, shot-stoppers, free-takers and supporters from the past quarter century in raising a glass to those involved who are still with us and those who have passed on. We need your war stories and rose tinted glasses, old photographs, newspaper clippings, stories and kit that will remind us of where we began and where we are going. It promises to be good evening where there will be a glass of wine or two, a bit of music and plenty of chat and reminiscing. Come along please – all welcome!
Kilkenny Camogie will host Monster Bingo at O’Loughlin Gaels Club on Sunday afternoon at 2pm. There’s no doubt Kilkenny Camogie has done the County Proud in 2016 and deserve all the help they can get to fundraise for their continued success. It will be a great afternoon whether your’re a Bingo enthusiast or not..it’s for a great cause and it will be lots of fun!!
At the recent ’76 Player Reunion Former Club Chairman John Skehan honoured Dunmore man Tommy Gregg for his commitment to the Club over a sustained period of time since the formation of the club. Tommy has been ever present behind the bar and always available to help out at any event. An avid supporter of the Gaels and all things GAA Tommy spent some time refereeing and was a valued promoter of the Club’s very successful Lotto. A small presentation was made to Tommy and his wife Peggy in front of their family and friends at the social event where all present were pleased to shoe there appreciation. Thanks Tommy.
ON-LINE CLUB SHOP
Get your colours for Leinster Final Day! The On-line Club Shop can provide you with everything you need for the big day. 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.
SHANE’S CASTLE RUN – ALZHEIMERS VILLAGE CENTRE
Senior Hurler Shane Mahony wishes to thank everyone who donated towards the Fun Run at the Castle Park on Sunday Nov. 20th last in aid of the Alzheimer Society of Ireland and to everyone who helped out. It was a huge success and what happened on the day was unimaginable. Since day one the donations were coming in and to raise almost €12,000 was out of this world. ALL the money is going towards the Village Day Care in Kilkenny. Shane – “On behalf of my Dad, my Family and everyone at the Village Day Care Centre, Thank a million”. Well done Shane.
The Club will be running a Defibrillator Course open to ALL members. Anyone interested in taking part please text 087 229 8028 to register your interest. You never know.. you might save someone's life!
O’LOUGHLIN GAELS GAA AGM
The 2016 Club AGM takes place in the Club Lounge on Wednesday December 14th at 7.30pm. All members are encouraged to attend
JUVENILE CHRISTMAS PARTY – SANTA CAN’T WAIT!!
Keep Sunday December the 11th free for a special visit to St. Johns Park for one big jolly guy in a red suit. Santa will make his annual visit to the club for the Juvenile Christmas Party as he tours the country raising funds for Temple Street Childrens Hospital. As always no doubt the young players and their families will be generous in their support of this worthy cause and as always Santa will be generous with his time for all the young children. Santa is expected to drop in around 3pm so the Party throws in at 2.30pm
CLUB CHRISTMAS PARTY
O’Loughlin Gaels GAA will host it’s annual Christams Party for all Members, Payers, Mentors and friends on Saturday night December 17th. It’s been another great year for the club and there is plenty to celebrate together. Keep the date free and we’ll all come together for one hell of a local party.
KILKENNY COUNTRY MARKETS
Kilkenny Country Markets, invite customers and friends old and new to their Christmas tastings Friday 2nd and Saturday 3rd December. The food tasting includes samples of Christmas fare on offer from traditional iced Christmas cakes, boiled fruit cakes, porter cakes. Ginger cakes, cherry cakes, Pavlova, sherry trifle, chocolate gateaux and much more.
One of Kilkenny's oldest markets, the country market situated in a special renovated building beside the court house in the market yard kilkenny. This market has survived despite its relocation a number of years ago with the building developments to the court house. The market is situated in market yard adjacent to the brewery.
It opens every Friday and Saturday morning 9.30 to 1pm. With a range of traditional homemade produce, cakes ,buns, breads, jams chutneys, preserves, also farm fresh eggs handcrafts including sewing, knitting, crochet, candle making, decoupage and a few handcrafted fairy jars. So why not call in and check it out u might find that special Christmas gift or satisfy your tastebuds.
THE ’12-NOON’ CHOIR
Like all parish Choirs, the 12 O’clock Choir is currently looking for new members. Please consider sharing your talent and ability with our congregations. Male and female are most welcome. Rehearsals for this choir take place Monday nights at 8.00 p.m. in The Presbytery. So please, come along and give it a try.
TAIZE YOUTH TRIP 2017
A youth trip to Taizé in France organised by Ossory Youth will take place from 25th June to 2nd July 2017. A week in Taize is an opportunity for reflection and contemplation and a little step back from daily life. But bringing people together is also the essence of Taize and it is a week of meeting young people from different countries and cultures where new friendships are made. Over 100,000 young people from around the world make the trip to Taizé each year.
The trip is open to Transition year, 5th year and Leaving Cert students. Numbers are confined to 25 young people. For additional information, including cost, and application forms, contact Patrick Bookle, Ossory Youth at (056) 7761200, (087) 2129006 or firstname.lastname@example.org
JIM O’HARA MEMORIAL POKER TOURNAMENT DEC 16
The Annual Jim O’Hara Texas Holdem Poker Tournament takes place in O’Loughoin Gaels GAA Club on Friday December the 16th from 8pm. Full details contact 056 7765036
DUNMORE ANNUAL BAKE/CAKE SALE
The annual bake/cake sale will take place on Sunday 11th Dec. after the
11 am mass to raise funds for Christmas time in our Church. All donations of cakes and buns gratefully accepted and raffle prizes appreciated. Please come along on the morning for a cuppa and get dessert sorted for the dinner.
JOHNSWELL SCHOOL CRAFT SALE & COFFEE MORNING
The annual craft sale and coffee morning will take place in Johnswell School on Sunday 18th December after 10am Mass. There will be a great variety of crafts and home baking for sale and as this is in aid of Johnswell School your support would be greatly appreciated.