Next weeks prize will be €8,000. Tickets available from the bar any evening for just €2. Thank you for your continue support.
It’s to be a busy weekend for our adult teams with the Seniors take on James Stephens in the League Final. O’Loughlins will be looking to lay down a marker for the upcoming Championships and your support will be welcomed in Nowlan Park on Saturday afternoon. After overcoming Ballyhale in a tense semi-final O’Loughlin Gaels Juniors will face Dicksboro in the Section B Championship Final in Freshford on Sunday morning. City derbys are always special and both our teams need a strong support . Please note also that the u12 camogie team will also play their Final on Saturday morning in Clara against Ballyhae. All fixtures will be updated on the club’s social media.
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LIP SYNC SOCIAL - SATURDAY 6:30PM (after League Final)
LipSync Battles O'Loughlin Gaels is Dec 8th. On Saturday there will be a Pre-Launch Social Evening in the Club to a few of the acts and find out more. It's going to be a great show with full house expected so tickets can be booked on Saturday evening. Get yours early and don't miss out. ...
Pre-Launch starts at 6:30pm on Saturday after the League Final.
Result : Junior Hurling C'ship Section B Semi-Final
O'Loughlin Gaels 2-16 to 1-17 Ballyhale Shamrocks
A late goal by Owen Wall earned O'Loughlin Gaels Juniors another bite of the cherry and extra time in this hard fought victory on Saturday evening. Ballyhale had the better if the exchanges for much of the second half after a first half that saw little between the sides ..a goal each (N Leydon for the Gaels) , a point each from sidelines (E Walsh) and an even mix of scores from play and placed ball conversions. A late Eoin Cody point would be the only difference between them going into the break. Olg 1-5 to 1-6 B'hale)
Martin Davis would add to the Ballyhale lead on the restart with a fine point but Billy Leydon (free) and Owen Wall levelled matters on the 32nd minute and the Gaels looked to get a foothold in the game. Ballyhale went back in front soon after with a point from D Aylward. Then Daniel O'Conner, who was causing hardship, broke a ball that would see three Gaels move it quickly culminating in Cian Loy forcing a fine save from Ballyhale keeper Dean Mason. Martin Davis at 10 for Ballyhale was going well at this stage and added another point before Leydon returned a pointed free. Ballyhale would hit a purple patch now and increase the deficit to 6 points as O'Loughins struggled to keep the ball in the attacking zone. 10 minutes from time and the Gaels introduce new energy, Oisin Murphy, Luke Hogan and Dacel Fwamba all enter the frey and the fresh legs made an immediate impact. Billy Leydon pointed a free won by Murphy and the Gaels began to claw back the lead to 2 points with 2 minutes remaining. Ballyhale substitute Patrick Mullen equally had the fresher legs for the opposition and looked to have alleviated any worry down south when he slotted over a pont on the verge of full time. But in a dramatic finish the Gaels after hanging in….won ball that saw O’Connor again create a breaking ball that Cian Loy used to offload to Owen Wall who cleverly guided it to the net and force extra time.
O'Loughlin Gaels 2:12 to 1:15 B'hale Shamrocks.
The first period of extra time had both teams trade points early and misses in an understandably nervy 10minutes. A second Evan Walsh (O’Loughlins) point from a sideline being the difference going into the final 10 mins. Billy Leydon added a converted 65 on the restart which was cancelled out by a pointed free from Eoin Cody. Evan Walsh took the last score of the game but there was still time for a final twist perhaps. Ballyhale were awarded a late free outside the 21 yard line but the effort was saved and the Gaels greeted the final whistle with delight and relief
This was a good game with both defences doing their jobs effectively..very little between the attacking units too while both teams showed a great desire to win. The Gaels dug in..and now face Dicksboro in Sunday mornings Final.
Result: Minor A Hurling League.
Erin's Own 2:17 to 1:18 O'Loughlin Gaels.
The Gaels looked like they had done enough to bag these points but the home side had the final say when taking the last 2 scores of the game (1-1) in the dying moments. Hard luck to all involved
The Minors will face James Stephens next Tuesday evening in the first round of this years hurling championship. Fixture will be updated on club social media and Kilkennygaa.ie. Please support
PREMIER DARTS - FRIDAYS
O’Loughlin Gaels is be the venue for the weekly Premier League Darts each Friday. This gets bigger and better each year and this year all the top players from the region are taking part. Very entertaining stuff…and high quality.
O'Loughlin Gaels GAA will again be taking scrap metal for recycling. Anyone who has any metal they want to get rid of can contact any of the numbers below.
Coleman Loughnane - 086 331 2944
Eddie Maher - 087 291 0569
Sean Hogan - 087 288 8896
Luke Roche - 086 251 1994
O’LOUGHLIN GAELS SHOP –
NEW JERSEY IN STOCK; The On-line Club Shop can provide you with everything you need for the coming season. 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
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 Hall at O'Loughlin Gaels GAA Complex is available for hire for indoor soccer, basketball, wheelchair sports, badminton and all indoor sports. . Hall can be booked for €30 per hour Contact Paddy at 086 129 8329