There was no winner of last week’s Lotto. The numbers drawn were 1,4, 25, 27 and the bonus number was: 17. Tickets can be bought from the usual selling agents or by asking at the clubhouse bar. Remember – if you’re not in; you can’t win the jackpot prize of €20,000.
THE BULL RUSH
The first week of the Players on-line fundraiser is over. As part of their overall Fundraising efforts for Strength & Conditioning Facilities in the Club the players are selling tickets for a raffle for a Bull Calf or €1000. They are also competing in teams against each other to sell the most tickets. Tickets are €10 and can be purchased online on www.oloughlingaels.gee.ie Bull Rush. The first leader board was published last Friday and it saw Team Martin Comerford slightly ahead of Team Mark Kelly in a very tight race. Not far back in 3rd place is Team Mark Bergin with Brian Hogan’s Team following in 4th position. However way back with a lot of work to do is Team Andy Kearns. Help the lads to raise enough funds for facilities at the club by buying a ticket from your favourite team. Just logon and find the option to purchase from your favourite Captain to see them win the team prize and help get their facilities. Well done to all the players for driving their own initiative and a huge thanks to event sponsors SRS Steel & Roofing Systems for supporting the lads.
JUVENILE CHRISTMAS PARTY –
Saturday’s (12th) Juvenile Christmas Party was another huge event hosted for our juvenile players and their families all for free. All morning organiser Sean Hogan and his team of elves were preparing the hall and Santa’s Grotto so that the young Gaels can experience some magic. From 3pm they began to gather and dance to the seasonal music and hits sounded by the DJ. The hall filled with excitement and anticipation for arrival of one Santa Clause. True to his word at 3.30pm exactly Santa arrived into the St. Johns Park Complex on his Sleigh led by Rudolf to a very, very excited bunch. After a noisy welcome Santa greeted every youngster with a handshake and made his way to the Grotto where he met every single child and their family’s again and took photographs available for all the young members at the clubs pages . Such was the crowd that two hours later Santa re-embarked on his tour of the country in aid of Temple Street University Children’s Hospital. All the while Sean Hogan and his team provided games and treats for the children and the Camogie Café provided refreshments for the parents. Santa didn’t leave the complex empty handed either as a sizeable donation was gathered from the club and parents to bring back to his chosen charity. O’Loughlin Gaels GAA wish all our young juveniles a very happy Christmas and thank all for their wonderful generosity. Photographs of the event are available for the participating families on the club website.
O’Loughlin Gaels Minor Footballers booked themselves a place in this years’ Football Championship County Semi-Final with a win over St. Martins at the weekend. They now play Dicksboro in the penultimate round with a chance to compete in another County Final in New Year. Hard work by these lads and their management has made them a very competitive outfit this year. Well done to all involved.
ANNUAL PARISH SOCIAL
The Annual St. John’s Parish Social will take place on Sunday, January 31st in Langton House Hotel. Keep the date in your diary and further details will follow. Always a good night and an opportunity for friends and neighbours to get together.
YEAR OF MERCY CHRISTMAS CARDS
The ‘Year of Mercy’ (8th Dec 2015 – Nov 20 2016) edition of our Parish Christmas Card, including Pope Francis’ Jubilee Prayer, are now available for purchase at the back of the church, in the sacristy or at the presbytery. Pack of six for €5.
ST. JOHNS PARIH LOCAL HISTORY CALENDAR
A new St John’s Local History Calendar for 2016 is now available. Contact Frank Cody, Newpark Close FRC at 056-7723309. Cost: €5.00
The annual walk of the cribs of the city churches will take place on Saturday January 2nd beginning at the Capuchin Friary Church at 11 am.
Suicide Awareness Gathering
The 3rd Annual Suicide Awareness Gathering takes place on Monday 4th January at 8pm in St John’s Church. Guest Speaker Maurice Shanahan, Waterford Hurler and Current All Star. Tukolo Gospel Choir and Alan Hayes will be Singing. All are welcome.
Christmas 2015 – Mass Arrangements
No Morning Masses
6.30 p.m. St John’s – (Family Mass)
9.00 p.m. St John’s
7.00 p.m. Dunmore
8.00 p.m. Johnswell
8.00 a.m. St John’s
10.30 a.m. St John’s
12.00 noon St John’s
10.00 a.m. Johnswell
11.00 a.m. Dunmore
10.30 a.m. Mass & 6.30 p.m. Vigil
Normal Mass Times
Monday to Saturday:
(28th to 2nd)
10.30 a.m. Mass Each Morning
A very happy and peaceful Christmas