THE BULL RUSH- THE SRS PLAYERS FUNDRAISER
RAFFLE PAT CARROLL’S FRIDAY AT 9pm
Tickets for the raffle are available from your player or online on www.oloughlingaels.gaa.ie Bull Rush.. . 1st prize of a Bull Calf or €1000. 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.
U21 & MINOR MEDAL PRESENTATION - SAT 6TH FEB T 8.30pm
In addition to the u21s the Minors will also be honoured as they recently added County Minor Football to the Club’s Roll of Honour for 2015. Om their way to success the lads overcame the challenges of St. Martins, Dicksboro before beating James Stephen in the Final. The lounge is big enough so don’t be shy! – ALL ARE WELCOME.
The club’s lounge was packed last Friday night for the presentation of medals to our successful u14 and u16 teams for the 2015 season. Over 60 young players received medals for their efforts watched and applauded by friends and family and club members. New Juvenile Chairman welcomed all the young players and thanked them for their commitment to the club and paid homage to the sea of volunteers that contribute to the success of the clubs juvenile section, where it is instilled in all our young players to participate and enjoy our sport, make friends for life and hence be competitive. St. John’s man Bord na nOg Chairman John Byrne was on hand to present medals and he was joined by u21 champions, team captain Davey Burke and Paddy Deegan. Present too was newly elected club chairman, Brian Murphy and club president Marty Hanlon. The boys were encouraged to continue their development when addressed by team managers Sheamie Cummins (u14) and Brian Dowling (u16). Former juvenile chairman Niall Bergin finished the evening with some inspirational words for our future stars and the evening ended with a fine spread of hot finger food provided by Paddy Greene and his team. Well done to all the players, their mentors and their families for contributing to a very enjoyable year for O’Loughlin Gaels GAA
There was no winner of last week’s Lotto. The numbers drawn were 3, 16, 17, 21 and the bonus number was: 15. 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 senior footballers went down to a well-rounded Mullinavat side in the first round of the Senior Football League last Sunday afternoon in Callan CBS. A well worked move by the O’Loughlin side ended on a goal chance squandered and the resulting clearance by Mullinavat worked the ball to the net at the other end. Setting them up for a comfortable lead at half time. O’Loughlins did fight hard in the second half and had managed to reduce the deficit to one score going into the final moments of the game. Paddy Butlers was unlucky not to hit the net when instead the ball ricocheted off the post and into the hands of a grateful Mullinavat defender. A last minute penalty was slotted to the net to give Mullinavat a flattering six point final score advantage but deserving winners. Next weekend O’Loughlins head to Mooncoin for equally as tough a task and your support will be welcomed.
O’LOUGHLIN GAELS BAR & LOUNGE
Shanghai Darts will return to the bar on Sunday evenings in the O’Loughlin Gaels GAA. The bar opens Thurs to Sundays and Tuesday evenings from 8pm with a growing ‘congregation’ as Paddy Greene and his team offer great value drinks and a great service that includes updates on what’s going on plus a few wise words. Tuesday night is Lotto night, Thursday evening sees the regular poker night; Friday, Saturday & Sunday hosts families and neighbours with Sunday evenings now adding Shanghai darts to the entertainment. Join in – you’re all welcome.
Registration of Juvenile Players for both the GAA and Camogie Clubs for the coming season will take place in O’Loughlin Gaels GAA on Friday the 5th of February at 7pm. Full details for registration are on the club website and facebook pages and constitutes the best value for a sports club in the city. O’Loughlin Gaels GAA serves to facilitate all Gaelic Games activities for residents in St. Johns Parish in Kilkenny City, Dunmore and Johnswell.
The Bull Rush Raffle is a fundraiser set up by the players to purchase Strength & Conditioning Equipment for the Club. Tickets at €10 each but for €100 you get 13 tickets (3 free) and your family name or business permanently posted on the club’s wall in a specially commissioned ‘Matadors Framed Poster’ for loyal supporters. This is an chance to have your name forever associated with O’Loughlin Gaels GAA and already many families and businesses have snapped up the opportunity. So not only will you increase your chances to win the 1st prize of the Calf Bull but your support will be recognized permanently in the club and on the club’s website at www.oloughlingaels.gaa.ie Bull Rush Matadors.
Congratulations to O' Loughlin Gaels camogie player, Jennifer O' Keeffe, who is a member of the successful Loreto senior team who won the Leinster title, defeating Birr recently. They face Magherafelt in the All Ireland semi-final on February 13th and we wish Jennifer and her team well.
Congratulations also to Eva Collins who is a member of the Loreto junior team. They are also Leinster champions. Well done to Loreto on winning both Leinster titles.
Registration for all young camogie stars will take place in the club on Friday evening at 7pm. Please come early and meet your managers and get details of training schedules. We look forward to seeing you all back and welcome new faces of all ages.
SIDE BY SIDE CLUB
The Side by Side club takes place every Thursday at 2pm in the Day Care Centre. New members welcome. Contact Helen Goode on 087 6884072