Please support the parish’s senior team in Thomastown on Friday evening when O’Loughlin Gaels face The Rower Inistioge in the penultimate round of the League/Championship. The matched is scheduled for 7.15pm 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
Hard luck to the Kilkenny Minor Team who after a good battle were narrowly beaten by Galway in the All-Ireland Semi-Final. No faulting the commitment of the O’Loughlin Gaels representation – Ben Maher, Mikey Butler, Jordan Molloy, Eoin O’Shea & Conor Heary – we’re all very proud of their achievement.
WEDNESDAY AT 8PM. There will be an Open Club meeting to discuss the impact of changing of Juvenille Age Grades on underage & adult hurling and to explore solutions.
Wednesday at 8pm in club ..ALL WELCOME
O’LOUGHLIN TEAM NEWS
It wasn’t the best week for results for our teams – The Junior A’s were knocked out of the championship by the minimum after a sickening last minute blow when a long range ball deceived all and bounced harmfully to the net. It had looked like the lads had just done enough to advance but neighbours James Stephens benefitted from that bit of luck. IT wasn’t a bad year for the lads however as they managed to maintain their status for next years’s Junior A competitions.
The Byrne Cup saw Ballyhale Shamrocks claim a big win in Ballyhale on a scoreline of 3-22 – 1-19 during the week also, and in the Lisdowney 7’s our u13s were knocked out after a titanic battle with Moycarkey Borris of Tipperary that saw the game being forced to additional time after both teams were level on the final whistle.
Friday the Seniors continue their league/championship campaign with a meeting against The Rower Instioge. Your support of club teams is always appreciated.
Best wished to our u16 panels who play championship hurling over the coming days. On Thursday evening in Castlecomer the Roinn C Championship sees our boys take on Ballyragget and then the following Monday evening the Roinn A championship gets going with repeat of this years League Final with the Gaels face Dunnamaggin.
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
U12s CYCLE TO DINGLE
Well done to the O’Loughlin Gaels u12s who after a grueling weekend on the saddle raised funds for the club’s Juvenile Section and a weekend away of hurling in Limerick and Kerry. The boys started on Saturday travelling the distance from O’Loughlin Gaels to Ventry, Co. Kerry over a four hour cycle-a-thon at MacDonagh Junction Shopping Centre. On Sunday the cycled the Ring of Kerry – Twice!! – and then on Monday they got back on the saddles one more time and made the return trip to O’Loughlin Gaels completing a grueling distance of 928km. The boys are preparing for their hurling weekend from Aug 18th to Aug 20th. Thanks to MacDonagh Junction Shopping Centre and Halfords for their support. Raffle for prizes takes place in the club at Juvenile Training on Sunday. Tickets available in club
MARBLE CITY BOXING CLUB
Marble City Boxing Club are running a table quiz on Friday 11th August in the Orchard House Kilkenny at 8:30pm. All support would be appreciated by anyone that can put together a team. €20 for a team of 4 people. Spot prizes and finger food on the night. Anyone that is interested in entering a team can contact Mick Johnson on 0833956771, Richie Ruth on 0857144222 or Garry Kehoe on 0879328746. Please share and join in on what promises to be a great night
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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