There was no winner of last weeks Club Lotto. The numbers drawn were 8, 9, 13, 26 and the bonus number was 14. Next week’s Jackpot prize will be €8,000 so make sure to get a ticket from the usual promotors.
BRAIN ROCHE IS NEW PRINCIPAL
Last weekend Mr Brian Roche was appointed as new Principal of St John’s Senior School, Ballybough Street. He will succeed Mrs Mary Neary who will retire on the 8th of January, with Brian taking up his appointment the following day.
Son of Tommy and Geraldine Roche, Greenridge, Johnswell Road, Brian has been teaching in St John’s Senior School since his graduation 17 years ago. He has experienced a wide range aspects of the primary education system: special needs, home-liaison, senior and junior cycles, etc.
We congratulate him on his elevation and wish him every blessing in his new and challenging role as Principal Teacher.
JUVENILE REGISTRATION 2017 Feb 10th
As the new year begins it’s time to start getting ready for the upcoming season and thoughts turn to returning to the pitches at St. John’s Park. Eddie Maher and his team have been busy with pitch maintenance throughout the off season so that every square inch of the facilities are pristine for the return of our young Gaels, and the welcoming of our new Gaels. The juvenile section is stocking up the equipment store and on Friday February the 10th at 7.30pm all boys and girls u6 to u12 from St. John’s Parish are invited to the club to register their intent for the season ahead with O’Loughlin Gaels GAA & Camogie Clubs. Full details are on the website and the club’s social media pages. There will be an opportunity to get photographs with the Tom Walsh Cup that the seniors hurlers collected after their County Final win, and no doubt aspire to do the same when they complete the new Player Pathway that the club have carefully tailored for its juvenile players. Keep the date free and keep a close eye on the website and here for more details.
ON-LINE CLUB SHOP
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.
Operation Transformation 2017
Kick start your New Year with a healthy walk! Join us on one of the Operation Transformation Walks in Kilkenny on Saturday January 7th. Walks will take place in the following locations: The Castle Park, Kilkenny City @ 10.30am and Castlecomer Discovery Park at 11am. Walks are approximately 4 to 5km and all fitness levels will be catered for. Each venue will have an 8 week walking programme following the national walk! For further information, please contact Caitriona, Kilkenny Recreation and Sports Partnership on 087 9750501. For further information, visit www.krsp.ie or www.rte/ot
MARTIN WINS PLAYER OF THE MONTH
Congratulations to Martin Comerford who was the final recipient of the Murphy Jewellers / Kilkenny People and Seiko Irelands Player of the Month for his contributions to the O’Loughlin Gaels Senior Teams recent successes. Well done Martin..richly deserved. Lovely hurling.
O’LOUGHLIN GAELS CLUB CALENDARS
O’Loughlin Gaels GAA 2017 Calendars can be purchased from Kearns Butchers in Ballybought Street for only €5 each. These are nicely produces by our Juvenile players as part of their Transition Year Enterprise Project at CBS Kilkenny and will look good at home or at work…especially if your work colleagues are from a rival club!!!
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.
HAPPY NEW YEAR – O’LOUGHLIN GAELS GAA
O’Loughlin Gaels GAA wish to take this opportunity to remember all those members and friends who left us during 2016, to thank all those who helped to make the year such a great one for the club, and to wish each and every one of you a very Happy New Year. We look forward to making 2017 even better.
HAPPY NEW YEAR
HAPPY NEW YEAR TO EVERYONE IN ST. JOHNS PARISH, THEIR FAMILIES AND FRIENDS.