The AGM of O' Loughlin Gaels Camogie Club took place on Friday 13th November in O' Loughlin Gaels clubhouse. The following officers were elected for the coming year:
Cathaoirleach/Chairperson: Joan Galwey; Leas-Cathaoirleach/Vice Chairperson:Gerry Buckley; Rúnaí/ Secretary: Olivia Collins;
Leas Rúnaí/ Assistant Secretary: Linda O’Leary; Cisteoir/ Treasurer: Eileen Cleere; Cláraitheoir/ Registrar: Mark Brett; Oifigeach na bPáistí: Helen Phelan;
Oifigeach Caidreamh Poiblí/ PRO: Sarah Buckley; Toscairí Bhord an Chontae/ County Board Delegates: Gerry Buckley and Sarah Buckley; Oifigeach Forbartha/Development Officer: Jer Donovan; Oifigeach Teanga agus Cultúrtha/ Culture and Language Officer: Edel Hanrahan.
Twenty-nine managers and mentors were elected for the coming year, many of whom completed coaching courses last year and hope to continue to avail of these opportunities to benefit the club.
As each manager spoke of the highlights of their team's year, prominent among them were the All-Ireland minor medals won by Laura Murphy and Laura Greene. The club is also very proud of Rebecca Cleere, Aisling Butler and Laura Murphy who won a Leinster Intermediate title with Kilkenny. The future of the club is promising with increased membership and role models like these girls to look up to. The Rena Sheridan blitz was also mentioned as an occasion where all girls on the under 12 panel got equal playing time at that event which is named after our founder member. As the club approaches its 25th year in existence, it was fitting that co-founder, Marie Fitzpatrick, was nominated as honourary life member. GAA club chairman, Eddie Buckley, congratulated the club on their commitment to the girls in the club and the community and wished them well for the coming year
CLUB LOTTO - JACKPOT WINNER
There was one winner of last week’s Lotto. The numbers drawn were 5, 10, 16, 24 and the bonus number was: 4. The good news is the jackpot remains at €20,000 due to roll overs. 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. Congratulations to Donal gibbons who was presented with his winning Jackpot Cheque by Club President Eamon Doyle last Wednesday evening. Enjoy your winnings Donal and thank you for your continued support.
O’Loughlin Gaels GAA will hold their AGM in the club house on Wednesday evening, December the 9th at 7.30pm sharp. All members are invited to attend and take part in discussing the club’s future and status.
MINOR HURLING A LEAGUE SHIELD FINAL
O'Loughlin Gaels 2-12 to 2-10 Thomastown GAA
Well done to all the lads and the management on this result . A goal from a first half Shane Maher penalty kept the lads in touch throughout the game combined with good performances throughout the field in what was very hard conditions for hurling. Kevin Murphy produced a fine goal to overturn a Thomastown lead at the end of the game giving the St. Johns side the win. Sean Kiely was solid in full back and came out the better of a good tussle with the opposing full forwards. Gary Bryan enjoyed his new role at centre forward as managers Niall Bergin and Davey Ronan took the opportunity to rotate all players throughout the game and try out a some positional changes for players. Well done and congratulations to everybody involved on what has been another good year for this group.
U16s CONTINUE WINNING WAYS IN CHAMPIONSHIP FOOTBALL
O’Loughlin Gaels 6-7 to 1-2 James Stephens
A very powerful performance saw off an underwhelming James Stephens side in this Roinn A Football Championship quarter final. The St. Johns side are in a winning groove and certainly were not in a mood to disappoint the home crowd at the Hebron Road venue. The advance now to the semi-final stages where they will certainly meet a much stronger outfit in Thomastown. Well done to all involved and keep up the good work.
JUVENILE CHRISTMAS PARTY – SUNDAY DECEMBER 13TH
On December the 13th the Juvenile Christmas Party will be held at O’Loughlin Gaels and there will be a very special guest. Santa promised last year he’d be back after he enjoyed his visit to the St. Johns Parish club so much. He will call to the club that afternoon as he continues his tour on behalf of Temple Street Childrens’ Hospital. We look forward to his visit and welcome all out juvenile payers and their St. Johns Parish friends.
A Super Auction in aid of St. Mary’s Restoration Fund will take place on Saturday, 28th of November in O’Loughlin Gaels Complex. Viewing from 10am; Auction 11.30am. Catalogue: €3
Contributions of Original Paintings; Garden & Household Furniture; Antiques; Firewood; Crockery; Lamps; Toys; etc. would be most welcome. ‘Every little helps’ ad your support in any manner will help this event for the Diocese to be great success
ANNUAL BEREAVEMENT MASS
The St John’s Parish Annual Bereavement Mass will be celebrated in St John’s Church on Wednesday November 18th, at 7.30pm