O'Loughlin Gaels GAA club member Niall Kenny saved the best for last when he struck Gold for Leinster in the 4 x 100 m relay in the Special Olympics All-Ireland finals, which took place in Morton Stadium, Santry at the weekend.
Niall ran what turned out to be the decisive third leg at the top of the bend. When he reached for the baton, it was Munster who were on the front foot. Niall set about closing the gap on his rival and then opened up one of his own, to give his team a lead they would not relinquish.
Loud cheers greeted Niall Kenny and his teammates as they took to the winners' podium to be proclaimed All-Ireland Champions!
Well done Niall..congratulations to you and all the Kenny family
CLUB LOTTO -
There was no winner of last weeks Club Lotto. Numbers drawn were 18, 24, 25, 27 and Bonus 16. All funds raised go to the upkeep of facilities and sport equipment for our teams. Next week's top prize will be €12,000. If you want to be a winner you need to buy a ticket...just €2 from the bar and any promotors. Thank you for your continued support http://www.oloughlingaels.gaa.ie/lotto
Jim and Penny Kavanagh are hosting their Annual Coffee Morning/Afternoon Tea Day on Saturday June 23rd at their home in Radestown , from 10.30 am., until 5.00 pm.
All money raised will be put towards the cost of a month’s holiday for a group of children and young adults from Belarus , coming to Kilkenny for a month. The Group will arrive into Shannon on June 27th.
And a huge thank you to everyone for their wonderful support in the past
Well done to Conor Kelly, Jamie Young, David Fogarty and Niall Higgins who were all involved in the Kilkenny Minor Team success over Westmeath on the Leinster Championship. Another fine performance by our boys ensures a berth in this years Leinster Final . Lovely Hurling
JULY 30TH - AUGUST 3RD & AUGUST 7TH - 11TH
10AM TO 2:30PM
CONTACT NIALL ON 086 3581771
Summer is here and that means the Greatest Gaelic Games Summer Camp is nearly here. Bookings are well underway and places are filling fast so get in early and make sure those young family members don't miss out.
Boys and Girls from 5 to 13 are all welcome to take part in this two week fun packed schedule including hurling, football, camogie and handball. Participants will meet inter-county stars from both hurling and camogie and each will receive a special top class sports pack.
Applications and details can be downloaded above or from any juvenile coach and returned on or before June 22nd to be certain those much coveted sports packs are received in time.
Cost per child - €60 for 1 week or €90 for 2 weeks
Book Now - It's pure class!! SUMMER CAMP FORMS
BRILLIANT U7s BLITZ
Over 300 young Hurlers from 15 clubs paraded around St. John's Park last Sunday afternoon prior to the start of their u7s Blitz that saw a super afternoons hurling ..plenty of top class scores and a range of skills on after throughout the day…not to mention a top class BBQ. Well done to Stephen McCormack and his team for organising such a fantastic event. Well done to all the players too from Dicksboro, Mooncoin, Rower Inistioge, Lisdowney, Muckalee, Tullaroan, Callan, Conahy, Ballycallan, Paulstown, Clara, Mountrath , Windgap and of course O’Loughlin Gaels. Brilliant stuff.
Result: J. J. Kavanagh and Sons J.H.L.
Rower Inistioge 3-15 to 4-18 O'Loughlin Gaels
A good win for our juniors tonight...well done to all involved
Result: St. Canice's Credit Union County Hurling League Div 1
Clara 0:19 to 0:16
U13s Roinn A and Roinn C got their campaigns off to a disappointing start losing out to Graigue Ballycallan and Ballyragget respectively. Good hard contests were not reflective of the end scorelines and the boys will be looking forward to the next rounds eagerly. Brandon Wall, Luke Hanrahan and Orestas Balsys all out in good form against Ballyragget while Conor Murphy, Conor Daly and Joe Bolger all gave good accounts of themselves against Ballyragget. Well done all.
Well done to our u9s and u11s who continue to compete in tournaments and Kilkenny GAA’s BlackandAmberDays series..giving all our young new hopefuls the opportunities to compete for their club against a range of oppositions at different venues.
Lots of fixtures this week with the Juniors, Junior Bs, u15s and u13s all scheduled to play games. Please support our teams.
In 2019 we will celebrate 50 years of O'Loughlin Gaels GAA Club as we know it today. We need help! Anyone wants to get involved, suggest some ideas to mark the occasion or simply send us photos, memorabilia etc can email firstname.lastname@example.org
O'Loughlin Gaels GAA will again be taking scrap metal for recycling. Anyone who has any metal they want to get rid of can contact any of the numbers below.
Coleman Loughnane - 086 331 2944
Eddie Maher - 087 291 0569
Sean Hogan - 087 288 8896
Luke Roche - 086 251 1994
O’LOUGHLIN GAELS SHOP –
NEW STOCK AVAILABLE; The On-line Club Shop can provide you with everything you need for the coming season. 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
BOOKINGS FOR OCCASIONS
O’Loughlin Gaels GAA Club boasts the best club facilities for its 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 Hall at O'Loughlin Gaels GAA Complex is available for hire for indoor soccer, basketball, wheelchair sports, badminton and all indoor sports. . Hall can be booked for €30 per hour Contact Paddy at 086 129 8329