CLUB LOTTO €18,400
There was no winner of last week’s Club Lotto..The numbers drawn were 7, 16, 17, 18 and the bonus number was: 19 . Tickets can be bought from the usual selling agents or by asking at the clubhouse bar. The Jackpot is now at a healthy €18,000..so get yourself a ticket and don't miss out on your chance to win this great prize
SENIOR HURLNG CHAMPIONSHIP
The lads managed to maintain the three point advantage they held going onto the second half right to the final whistle but not before a few heart stopping moments as the game closed when The Rower were forced to press for an equalising goal. A stoic O’Loughlin Gaels defence was not letting that happen however and the Gaels saw off the challenge to book themselves a place in the final in two weeks time.
The second Semi-final today had last year’s champions Clara dethroned by the previous year’s Champions Ballyhale Shamrocks, who are going to be formidable opponents in the final. It’s knuckle down time for the next two weeks..all hands on deck as the Club and St. John’s Parish prepare for a County Final. Be there on October 30th and support your club.
Team: S. Murphy, A. Forristal, A. Kearns, E. Kearns, A. O’Brien, B. Hogan, H. Lawlor, P. Deegan, P. Butler (0-1), A. Geoghegan (1-0) , M. Kelly ( 0-3), E. Grant, S. Johnston , M. Bergin (0-5, 3f), M. Comerford, (1-3). S. Bolger (0-1), D. Burke.
B. Leydon, S. Mahony, G. Bryan, S. Bolger, P. Cantwell, D. Loughnane, C. Loy, N. Bergin, T. Gleeson, D. Lenihan, F. Brennan, M. Gibbons, S. Parsons, D. O’Connor, G. Kelly, J. Nolan, P. Byrne.
Manager: A. Fogarty
Selectors: N. Skehan, D. Shelly, M Holohan
Fitness Trainer: M.Comerford
Thanks to Team Sponsors Pat Carroll’s Pub for their continued support.
SUPPORT THE CLUB
It’s less than two weeks to the County Final and your support is needed now more than ever. One final hurdle to negotiate and everyone in St. John’s Parish is called upon to drive the team forward. Get your schools behind the team, your businesses and social clubs..O’Loughlin Gaels GAA is the heart of St. Johns Parish and this will be a big occasion for everyone. Being in a County Final is a great achievement for sure and now we’re back there lets pull together and do everything we can do get this team ready for the big day. Get involved and get supporting your team.
ON-LINE CLUB SHOP
Get your colours for the big day! Last year’s White and Green shop was a tremendous success and this year the On-line Club Shop can provide you with everything you need for County Final 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.
Click on image below to go to On-line shop now.
1976 was an especially successful year for O'Loughlin Gaels GAA. Just in its seventh year in existence O'Loughlin Gaels had successes at u21 (County Hurling and Football Champions), U16 (County Hurling '77 and Football Champions), and u14 (County Féile Champions). This year the club will host a social evening for all those players involved where story's can be racounted, memories revisited and friends remembered. The social event will take place on November the 5th in the club.
NEW GYM TAKING SHAPE
Last January the players got together with their own fund raising initiative The Bull Rush. The monies raised was to fund new gym equipment at the club and soon their wish will be realised. The space has been developed over the last few months and very soon the equipment will be installed for the benefit of all the players. This is a great example of club leadership brought about by the players themselves and their efforts are now being rewarded with a County Final date. Well done lads.
First Holy Communion &
Confirmation Dates 2017
First Holy Communions –
St John’s: Sat. 13th May, 10.30am.
(for St John’s Junior & Model Schools):
Johnswell: Sunday 14th May at 10.00am.
Confirmations in St John’s –
Saturday 11th March at 11.00am.
FR. LORCAN MORAN FOR ST. JOHNS
We are all very pleased to welcome Fr Lorcan Moran back to his home parish of St John’s in two weeks’ time as the fourth member of our Parish Team.
His appointment will commence on the weekend of October 22/23 and we are very blessed to have him minister with us in the parish.
Son of Mrs Aileen Moran, Michael Street, a daily member of our congregation, Lorcan was ordained to the priesthood for service in the Diocese in 1982, thirty-four years ago. Since then he has served in parishes such as Thomastown, St Canice’s, St Mary’s and as Chaplain to St Luke’s Hospital.
For the past four years, Fr Lorcan has be Parish Priest of Ballycallan Parish, a parish which includes churches at Ballycallan, Kilmanagh and Killaloe.
Sadly, however, he hasn’t enjoyed great health in recent months. His doctors have declared him unsuitable to drive a car (he must be the only non-drinker we know of to be off the road) but he’s still declared okay to ride a bike – happy days!
We look forward to him working with us, and should you ever spot a ‘wandering Cleric’ thumbing a lift to Johnswell or Dunmore on a Sunday morning, be a sport and give him an auld lift!!
ST. JOHNS 10.30 CHOIR
The 10.30am Choir will resume on the 16th October. New members are very welcome.
HANDBALL CLUB VOLUNTEERS
O’Loughlin Gaels Handball Club at St. Johns Park boasts one of the finest alleys in the sport. With two alleys at its disposal it can cater for a large membership. It needs volunteers though …anyone interested in volunteering their time to coach, learn and facilitate juvenile handball at the club can contact Bridget at 0879550193 for further details. Get involved in your club and your local community .
KILKENNY SUPPORTERS CLUB PRESENT MIKE DENVER
Mike Denver in Live Concert will be hosted by Kilkenny Supporers Club at Cillin Hill on Saturday 29th of October. Doors open at 7.30pm and tickets costing €25 are available at Nowlan Park, Langtons Hotel, Cillin Hill and at Supervalue and Centra Outlets. It promises to be a great night..don’t miss it.