MINORS ARE COUNTY CHAMPIONS
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It was some week for our minor panel. Last Wednesday evening the enthralled a large attendance at MW Hire Dunmore as they dispensed of the Graigue-Ballycallan challenge with a scintillating performance in the semi –final (O’Loughlin Gaels 3-19 to 1-8 Graigue/Ballycallan). By the following Sunday afternoon the lads were crowned Minor County Champions. 3-15 from play the previous outing should have sent shudders down the spine of the final’s opposition but instead true to form the Village took the game to the O’Loughlin’s lads. At half time the James Stephens had a one point lead but O’Loughlin’s knew they were in a game …and knew they had to up theirs. Two first half goals, Ben Maher (free) and Jordan Molloy, had kept the lads in touch…and in their own heads in touch wasn’t enough! The second half saw an explosive performance from a determined group of lads that only had one focus…to take back that cup to St. John’s Park. Within a minute of the restart Eoin Wall (1-4 from play) had netted the team’s third goal to get in front and there was no looking back. Ben Maher, Dacel Fwamba and Luke Hogan followed up quickly with a point each as the Loughs took total control. Barry Lawlor was immense at full back and played with a conviction that drove the team on. Oisin Murphy blocked an attack on the O’Loughlin Gael’s goal on 50mins and all of Nowlan Park knew that there was no way these lads were going to relinquish this lead. In their heads these lads put their names on this cup last Spring and they were here to claim their reward.
This is a great team. Their determination and willingness to work hard has been instilled in their game by network of support that includes management and family. Their bond is special. They’ve suffered heart break close hand and know how to hold and support each other and bring that energy to every game, and every occasion. Manager Brian Dowling and selectors Paul Phelan, Paul Cleere, Conor Bergin and James O’Keefe, all are afforded great credit for nurturing this bond. They’ve mentored a great team and drawn the very best from them. O’Loughlin Gaels GAA would like to thank the mentors, the families, sponsors MacDonagh Junction Shopping Centre and supporters for contributing to this success. Well done all …lovely hurling.
Panel: D. McCormack, R. Buckley (Capt), B Lawlor, M Butler, O Murphy, C Heary, S Kenny, J Molloy (1-1), L Hogan (0-2), J Ryan, E O’Shea (0-3, 2f), D Fwamba (0-1), E Wall (1-4), C Kelly, B Maher (1f-3), J Young (0-1). J Malone, J ‘spudy’ Murphy, J Murphy, J Nolan, D Fogarty, J Collins, A Flynn, P Nolan, O Lawlor, M Russell, F O’Callaghan, J Kearns, R Poyntz, R Boyd, N Higgins, S Baird, A O’Brien, M Twomey, D Larkin, J Fahy
Manager: Brian Dowling Selectors; Paul Phelan, James O’Keefe, Conor Bergin, Paul Phelan
Sponsors; MacDonagh Junction Shopping Centre.
Congratulations to Pat Comerford who wins the Club's Lotto in tonight's draw. The numbers drawn were 7, 10, 17 & 23. Next week's top prize will be a very handsome €10,400. If you want to be a winner like Pat you need to buy a ticket...just €2 from the bar and any promotors. Congratulations Pat...enjoy. Tickets only €2 available from the bar http://www.oloughlingaels.gaa.ie/lotto
Gain an exclusive insight into the upcoming Kilkenny Famine Experience at MacDonagh Junction Shopping Centre launching 7th November.
To book your visit go to www.kilkennyfamineexperience.com
Well done to our friends at Kilkenny Famine Experience ....this is a great project and will be well worth a visit. Supported by our Juvenile Sponsors MacDonagh Junction Shopping Centre
SCOR na nOG
The County Final of Scór na nÓg 2017 will take place in Langtons Set Theatre at 8pm on Monday Nov 27th 2017. Entries from O'Loughlin Gaels GAA Club would be very welcome in promoting Irish Culture in the club and under the umbrella of the GAA. Participants can take part under any of the categories set out - Figure/Céili Dancing, Solo Singing, Recitation/ Storytelling, Instrumental Music, Léiriú, Ballad Group, Set Dancing and Table Quiz. All interested parties should contact Andy Hanrahan at 086 8580184.
Please find attached the required application form and rule book below for download
TAIZE YOUTH TRIP 2018
A youth trip to Taizé in France organised by Ossory Youth will take place from 24th June to 1st July 2018. 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
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 large hall is available for larger community occasions and the space outside is secure and safe for all the family.
ON-LINE CLUB SHOP
The On-line Club Shop can provide you with everything you need for that 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. http://www.oloughlingaels.gaa.ie/shop.html
This week we are involved in a new Festival in Kilkenny, called Bookville and lots of entertainment/activities going on in all our Branches. You can collect a Booklet in Library or check out our website for details www.kilkennylibrary.ie
Our knitters are back on Tuesdays from 5-7pm.
Our French conversation is held every second Friday from 11-12.30pm.
Book club meet last Wednesday each Month from 11.45-12.45pm.
St. Kieran’s TY class are here every Tues from 11.45 – 12.45pm to help anyone who needs assistance with phones/tablets etc.
New members welcome in all groups!
ST. JOHNS NOTES
The St. John’s Notes can be read from http://www.oloughlingaels.gaa.ie/st-johns-notes weekly, includes photographs and event news. To include your information/photographs and posters please email email@example.com and share the above web address.
If you want your community activity or event included in these notes and on the Notice Board on the O’Loughlin Gaels GAA website please forward details on or before Sunday of each week to firstname.lastname@example.org. It won’t get noticed if you don’t send notice!