There was no winner of last week’s Club Lotto..The numbers drawn were 1, 4, 7, 17 and the bonus number was: 11 . Tickets can be bought from the usual selling agents or by asking at the clubhouse bar. The Jackpot is now at a WHOPPING €20,000..so get yourself a ticket and don't miss out on your chance to win this great prize
WE’RE OFF TO THE LEINSTER FINAL
AIB Leinster Club Championship Semi-Final 2016
O’Loughlin Gaels 3-17 to 0-17 Oulart-the-Ballagh
A superb second half performance saw Sammy Johnston hit the net for the Gaels third goal of the match, Martin Comerford add three points to his first half single, and Mark Bergin consolidate a Man of the Match role, all putting O’loughlin Gaels into their third ever Leinster Club Final to face Dublin Champions Cuala GAA on December the 4th. CLICK HERE FOR FULL REPORT: www.oloughlingaels.gaa.ie/senior-mens-match-reports/were-off-to-the-leinster-final
Congratulations to Edel Mulholland who continues to excel at handball at the highest level. Edel won the U-15B Irish Nationals Wall Ball when she defeated Clare Reynolds (Mayo) in Breaffy, Castlebar, Co. Mayo. She was presented with her with winners medal by Willie Roche, Handball President .
The St. John’s Parish Community are very proud that their club O’Loughlin Gaels is progressing in this years AIB Club Championships. As County Champions the local club is representing the community on the national stage. Get behind the team and club now in anyway that you can and support your local club, be it travelling to the games, displaying the club colours or getting your local business behind the lads. Keep up to date with all club and community activities posted on the club social media pages and website and get involved... The gate is always open!
CAMOGIE CLUB CELEBRATES 25 YEARS
On December 3rd 2016 O’Loughlin Gaels Camogie club will celebrate 25 years of camogie in Johns Park with a trip down memory lane. Please join us in celebrating the players ,the managers, chairpersons, groundskeepers, jersey washers, sandwich makers, goalscorers, shot-stoppers, free-takers and supporters from the past quarter century in raising a glass to those involved who are still with us and those who have passed on. We need your war stories and rose tinted glasses, old photographs, newspaper clippings, stories and kit that will remind us of where we began and where we are going.
ON-LINE CLUB SHOP
Get your colours for Leinster Final Day! The On-line Club Shop can provide you with everything you need for the 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.
The Club will be running a Defibrillator Course open to ALL members. Anyone interested in taking part please text 087 229 8028 to register your interest. You never know.. you might save someone's life!
O’LOUGHLIN GAELS GAA AGM
The 2016 Club AGM takes place in the Club Lounge on Wednesday December 14th at 7.30pm. All members are encouraged to attend
A bus will leave the club at 12pm to go to Portlaoise for the Leinster Final. Seats costs €10 per person and must be booked and paid for at the bar before hand. Contact Paddy at 086 129 8329
TEMPLE STREET CHILDRENS HOSPITAL
Keep Sunday December the 11th free for a special visit to St. Johns Park for one big jolly guy in a red suit. Santa will make his annual visit to the club for the Juvenile Christmas Party as he tours the country raising funds for Temple Street Childrens Hospital. As always no doubt the young players and their families will be generous in their support of this worthy cause and as alwas Santa will be generous with his time for all the young children.
CLUB CHRISTMAS PARTY
O’Loughlin Gaels GAA will host it’s annual Christams Party for all Members, Payers, Mentors and friends on Saturday night December 17th. It’s been another great year for the club and there is plenty to celebrate together. Keep the date free and we’ll all come together for one hell of a local party.
THE ’12-NOON’ CHOIR
Like all parish Choirs, the 12 O’clock Choir is currently looking for new members. Please consider sharing your talent and ability with our congregations. Male and female are most welcome. Rehearsals for this choir take place Monday nights at 8.00 p.m. in The Presbytery. So please, come along and give it a try.
ANNUAL BEREAVEMENT MASS
Annual Bereavement Mass will take place St John’s, Thurs. 24th 7.30pm.
JOHNSWELL DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE
The AGM of Johnswell Development Committee will take place on Wednesday 23rd November at 8.00pm in Johnswell Hall
TAIZE YOUTH TRIP 2017
A youth trip to Taizé in France organised by Ossory Youth will take place from 25th June to 2nd July 2017. A week in Taize is an opportunity for reflection and contemplation and a little step back from daily life. But bringing people together is also the essence of Taize and it is a week of meeting young people from different countries and cultures where new friendships are made. Over 100,000 young people from around the world make the trip to Taizé each year.
The trip is open to Transition year, 5th year and Leaving Cert students. Numbers are confined to 25 young people. For additional information, including cost, and application forms, contact Patrick Bookle, Ossory Youth at (056) 7761200, (087) 2129006 or firstname.lastname@example.org
JIM O’HARA MEMORIAL POKER TOURNAMENT DEC 16
The Annual Jim O’Hara Texas Holdem Poker Tournament takes place in O’Loughoin Gaels GAA Club on Friday December the 16th from 8pm. Full details contact 056 7765036