O'Loughlin Gaels 0:15 to 0:15 James Stephens
This was a very tense game throughout with The Village having the better of the first half exchanges going to the break 1 point to the good against a stiff breeze. The young Gaels were going to have it all to do in the 2nd half and in a game where free taking was a big factor out marksman Conor Kelly showed some bottle in scoring a last minute free to equalise the game so that the Gaels live to fight another day. A large crowd attended the game in Jenkinstown and all were very well entertained. Lets hope that the young lads from both teams get their just rewards and the opportunity to re-play this game in Nowlan Park. Surely a reward for making Co. Final should be a day out in The Park! Well done all..lovely hurling.
CLUB LOTTO - €20,000
There was no winner of last weeks Club Lotto. The numbers drawn were 06, 11, 20, 21 and the bonus number was 5. Next week’s Jackpot prize will be €20,000 so make sure to get a ticket from the usual promotors. Tickets only €2 available from the bar http://www.oloughlingaels.gaa.ie/lotto
SENIORS TO CONTEST LEAGUE FINAL
The Senior Hurlers will contest this years League Final on Saturday in Nowlan Park at 3.30pm against neighbours Dicksboro. Both teams topped their respective groups and both will be eager to maintain momentum going into the championship. It promises to be a good one – plenty of St. John’s Parish support needed!
The Juniors are scheduled to play their League Championship match against Ballyhale on Friday evening at MW Hire Dunmore at 8.15pm. This weekend also sees the u14s take on James Stephens in the opening round of the Roinn A Championship (No venue confirmed at time of submitting notes) Please support all the club’s teams
IT was a disappointing weekend for two of our stars. On Saturday Huw Lawlor played a good game but unfortunately was on the defeated team when the final whistle blew at the All-Ireland u21 Final against Limerick. No faulting Huw’s effort though he gave as good as he got!. Laura Murphy was on the Kilkenny Camogie Panel that were pipped in the final by Cork at the weekend. But congratulations to Eva Collins and Abigail Egan who both played big roles during the Kilkenny u14 Camogie campaign that saw them achieve All-Ireland glory. Finally it was a very exciting weekend for young u8 hurler TJ Comerford who had the distinction of being one of the flag bearers at last weekend’s Camogie All-Ireland in Croke Park. Well done to all our players representing the club and parish at the highest level.
Well done to u6 Players Rian Duffy and Billy Dwyer who were this week's top men. Juvenile Training will be winding down over the next few weeks as most teams complete their respective seasons. Thanks to all the mentors, parents and especially players for making 2017 yet another enjoyable one. We’re already looking forward to 2018. There’s a few events still to get done so keep an eye out for schedules and please support all our young Gaels.
FRIDAY NIGHT DARTS
Darts takes every Friday night in O’Loughlin Gaels GAA Complex. All are welcome
THURSDAY POKER FROM 8.30PM
Enjoy some Poker every Thursday evening at the same venue. Registration from 8pm
MR. E. RYAN.
The death has taken place at his home in Cellarstown of Eddie Ryan. He went to his eternal reward peacefully after a long battle with illness which he fought with fortitude to the end. Determination was his wish to the last and how fitting that he should be well enough to attend the Golden Jubilee Celebrations of his brother Msgr. Michael Ryan in Castlecomer on June 10th. A popular member of the farming community he loved the land and was also a great admirer and follower of local and Kilkenny hurling. Following Requiem Mass Con-celebrated in St. Johns Church, Kilkenny by Msgr. Michael Ryan P.P. Castlecomer (Chief Celebrant) assisted by Bishop Seamus Freeman and numerous priests of the Diocese he was laid to rest in St. Kieran's Cemetery.
He will be sadly missed by his wife Esther ; daughters Sarah, Marie, Patricia ; sister Mary ; brothers Patrick and Fr. Michael (P.P. Castlecomer) ; sons-in-law Gerry, Derek and Liam ; grandchildren Eva, Christopher, Ethan and Daniel ; brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews and nieces, other relatives, neighbours and a host of friends
NOMINATE A ST. JOHN’S BUSINESS FOR KILKENNY BUSINESS AWARDS
Kilkenny Chamber of Commerce and main sponsor State Street have opened nominations for the Kilkenny Business Awards 2017. The awards’ process is free to enter and open to both members and non-members of Kilkenny Chamber of Commerce alike. Businesses and individuals in St Johns are being encouraged to nominate their own or another great St Johns business that they think is deserving of an award.
With more than 20 diverse award categories available, a new category, Achievement in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), will be introduced for 2017. Do you know a business in St Johns that has made a positive impact on your community? The award seeks to recognise the outstanding work of local businesses that are committed to giving back to the area through sponsorships, volunteer programmes and environmental initiatives.
Nominations close on Monday, 18th September; thereafter candidates will be asked to put forward a full application. A shortlist of finalists will be announced and go on to the interview round in November. The winners will be announced on Saturday, 25th November at the Chamber’s annual black-tie banquet and awards’ ceremony in Lyrath Estate Hotel.
See www.kilkennychamber.ie for nomination forms and more information.
BOOKINGS FOR OCCASIONS
O’Loughlin Gaels GAA Club boasts the best club facilities for it’s 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
Our knitters meet every Tues 5-7pm.
Our French Conversation group meet next Fri 11.00 to 12.30pm and every second Friday after.
New Members always welcome in any group.
ST. JOHN NOTES
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!