Please support the parish’s senior team in Jenkinstown on Tuesday evening when O’Loughlin Gaels face Erins Own in the final round of the League/Championship. The matched is scheduled for 6.45pm and a big crowd is always appreciated.
CLUB LOTTO - €20,000
There was no winner of last weeks Club Lotto. The numbers drawn were 11, 22, 23, 26 and the bonus number was 8. Next week’s Jackpot prize will be €20,000 so make sure to get a ticket from the usual promotors. Tickets only €2 available from the bar http://www.oloughlingaels.gaa.ie/lotto
O’LOUGHLIN TEAM NEWS
Result: Senior hurling League
O'Loughlin Gaels 1:18 to 1:15 Rower Inistioge
Playing against a strong breeze in the first half O’Loughlins worked hard to maintain a two point advantage at the break. A fine penalty save by Stephen Murphy on the stroke of half time was a blow to the Rower challenge and on the restart the Gaels took charge of the game. Sammy Johnson found the net early and Brian Hogan dominated at the centre as the city side powered to a 9 point lead. A late surge by the Rower however saw them come close but enough time to bag these league points. Well done all…please support the lads in their final game next Tuesday evening
RESULT: J. J. Kavanagh and Sons North Junior A Hurling Championship
O'Loughlin Gaels 1:14 to 1:15 James Stephens.
A last minute fortuitous goal gave this result to neighbours James Stephens. O'Loughlins looked like they had done enough to advance to the semi-final but the long ball deceived everyone and found its way to the net to give the winners a single point win. Hard luck all
RESULT: u16 Roinn A Championship
O'Loughlin Gaels 1- 16 to 1-7 Dunnamaggin
A strong second half performance ensured these lads advance to this year's Semi-Final. The half time score stood at 0-8 to 1-3 keeping the game in the balance. But in truth Dunnamaggin's scoreline was buoyed by a fortunate goal in the early moments of the game. Two great saves later in the game by Gaels Keeper Declan Murphy kept any chance of a Dunnamaggin challenge at bay and although a Conor Kelly penalty was brilliantly saved on 41mins by the Dunnamaggin keeper the writing was on the wall when Vincent O'Grady had crashed the ball to the net moments before. Jack Sheridan delighted the Gaels support with a fine performance throughout the game while Conor Kelly kept the scoreboard ticking over. Jamie Young, Donal O'Leary, David Fogarty worked tirelessly in the backs as did John McNanamara and Ronan Lavelle up front. In truth it was a solid all round teamo performance by a team willing to work hard and finding out in the latter 30 mins that hard work pays dividends. Preparations will get underway now for the upcoming Semi-Final against tonight's other winners Kilmacow. Well done all...lovely hurling.
Result: Minor Roinn C Hurling League
Conahy 1:13 to 4:15 O'Loughlin Gaels.
Good performance at Jenkinstown this evening produced a very well deserved win. Well done lads...lovely hurling
RESULT: J. J. Kavanagh and Sons J.H.L. [Section B]
O'Loughlin Gaels 1:17 to 1:13 James Stephens
Great performance to power ahead in the final 15 mins of this game as the Village challenge wilted. Well done to all involved
U16 Roinn C Championship
O’Loughlin Gaels 2:4 to 2:13 Ballyragget
A bruising encounter that saw our lads fight hard but fell short in the final 10mins of the game..the score somewhat flattering the winners with a fortunate first goal. Hard luck to these lads
Please check out all of the weeks fixtures on the club’s website for updates. http://www.oloughlingaels.gaa.ie/latest-fixtures.html
O’LOUGHLIN GAELS GOLF CLASSIC
Please support this year's Golf Classic. Great prizes, great craic, great golf - Contact 087 2523198 for Tee times. The Classic take place at Kilkenny Golf Club on Thursday 24th and Friday 25th of August and is always a great couple of days. Please support
SUMMER CAMP ‘17
Summer Camp 2017 was another fine success with almost 400 participants enjoying activities at St. John’s Park over the 2 week event. The boys and girls from u6 to u13 were joined by inter-county stars who visited the O'Loughlin Gaels Summer Camp throughout the last two weeks! We welcomed our own Laura Murphy, Paddy Deegan and Mark Bergin as well as Liam Blanchfield, Shane Prendergast, Padraig Walsh and Miriam Walsh. A huge thank you to them all for giving their time and advising our future stars!! The Camp itself was confirmed as one of the best ever with one little girl quoted as saying “this was the best ever”..as ever as she wore her sky blue summer camp jersey and munched on her pop-corn and slushie provided on the final day by Fusion Entertainments!!! …now you can’t argue with that.! Weel done all..Roll on Summer Camp 2018.
U12s WEEKEND TOUR
Bet wishes to the 2017 O’Loughlins u12s who embark on a weekend of hurling on Friday departing from St. John’s Park early in the direction of BRuff Co. Limerick where they will play a series of games. On wards to Co. Kerry then and down to Ventry where they will stay for two nights enjoy some local hospitality. On Saturday its on to Tralee where Tralee Parnells, Ardfert and Ballyheigue all look forward to the O’Loughlin Gaels visit. IT promises to be an epic weekend of hurling and fun activities and almost 40 players and their supporting families all make their way to the Kingdom. The boys raised money for their trip last weekend via a Cycleathon and raffle and would like to thank all those who supported them The winners of the raffle are as follows:
1st Prize - Racer €1000 - Adrian Walsh c/o Army Barracks
2nd Prize - Racer €500 - The Roberts Family, 3 Sion Meadows, Sion Rd
3rd Prize - Socket Set - Finn Walsh, Mountgale, Tullaroan
4th Prize - Spa Treatment - Vera Manogue, Cuffesgrange
5th Prize - Power Washer - Liselott Olofsson, Shellumsrath
Congratulations to all and thanks for your support.
FRIDAY NIGHT DARTS
Darts takes every Friday night in O’Loughlin Gaels GAA Complex. All are welcome
THURSDAY POKER FROM 8.30PM
Enjoy some Poker every Thursday evening at the same venue. Registration from 8pm
BOOKINGS FOR OCCASIONS
O’Loughlin Gaels GAA Club boasts the best club facilities for it’s 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 large hall is available for larger community occasions and the space outside is secure and safe for all the family.
ON-LINE CLUB SHOP
The On-line Club Shop can provide you with everything you need for that 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. http://www.oloughlingaels.gaa.ie/shop.html
Our knitters meet every Tues 5-7pm.
Our French Conversation group meet next Fri 11.00 to 12.30pm and every second Friday after.
New Members always welcome in any group.
ST. JOHN NOTES
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