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Result: O'Loughlin Gaels 0:16 to 2:12 Clara.
A 31st minute goal ended the O'Loughlins challenge for this year's championship in heart breaking fashion. With 2 points clear in the dying moments it looked like the Gaels had just about done enough but the threat was there throughout the final quarter and eventually Clara got the break they needed. At half time the mood was good as O'Loughlin Gaels had performed reasonably well. But they could not build on that momentum and struggled to seal the deal in a pedantic[u1] second 30minutes. Clara hung in and got their reward while the St. John's faithful left Danesfort scratching their heads and resigned to hoping next year will be the year. It was a disappointing end for sure but a huge thanks to all the players and management for the work put in. Championships hurling is never easy and often unpredictable.....that's why we love it.
Hard luck to all involved. ..Lovely Hurling
LIP SYNC BATTLES – O’LOUGHLIN GAELS
We've had a huge response to LipSync Battles O'Loughlin Gaels with members from all around the community putting their hands up to take part in Dec 8th's event. The word is all positive...tell your friends and join us in a celebratory evening on December 8th of O'Loughlin Gaels’ standing in the St. John's Parish Community. With the club celebrating 50 years next year this is a great way to kick start the celebrations. The acts will look after themselves, but there is still lots to do. We need volunteers, sponsors, and services so if you can help please contact any of the below and they'll put you into action!. All funds raised by LipSync Battles O'Loughlin Gaels will be offset towards a Juvenile Training Facility, upgrade of dressings rooms, showers & patrons toilets- and a new lift to improve accessibility in the club.
C'mon everybody - let's do the twist!!
Ruth Comerford - LipSync OLG Committee - 086 8919312
Bryan Skehan - Cub Vice Chairman - 087 9495891
Eoin Lawlor PRO - 087 6806833
Result: Minor A Hurling Championship
O'Loughlin Gaels 1:15 to 2:18 James Stephens.
Two early goals conceded ultimately proved the difference between these sides. The winners had opened up an early 7 point lead that that forced the Gaels to chase the game for the remainder. The deficit was reduced to 2 points by half time thanks to a John McNamara goal but the efforts had taken their toll and injuries forced half time changes to personal and team layout that would make the task tougher again. But the lads dug in and before long had equalised the game, gained mainly from frees that the village happily conceded around the 40 yard line to counter the majority of possession won by the Gaels. Chasing the game puts extra strain both physically and mentally on players however and Village comfortably dominated the final stages finishing out six point winners. It was a good effort after a summer of disjointed fixtures. Hard luck to all the lads who have always given it their all in an O'Loughlins jerseys and thanks to the management team of Michael Holohan, Andy Comerford, Ben Fogarty, Paddy Tyrrell
Result O’Loughlin Gaels 2-10 to 0-8 Black & Whites
Good news for the Camogie adults players who injected much needed positivity into a the club’s mood after they ran out winners in their Junior Qtr Fina on Sunday afternoon. After two weeks of painful results the Junior Girls got off to a lying start when Danielle Quigley opened up the account with 1-1 from play. Aisling Butler put it a good shift throughout this game and converted the first two of her frees after Blacks & Whites had returned three of their own. O’Loughlins going to the break with a two point lead after Black & Whites fired over the final point of the half. 1-3 to 0-4.
Butler converted again on the restart but Blacks & Whites would dig their heels in and convert three points without return to level matters. But this team were not to be phased and in a final 15 minutes the girls fought together for every score. All year the focus at training was support play and the team’s workrate and spirit throughout the field ensured the girls got the better of exchanges to the final whistle. Nyah Egan got the lead back to deserving 3 points when she netted midway through the half. Aisling Butler kept up her good form and added 2 points from play plus 2 more converted frees to press home the advantage. Laura Murphy was rewarded for her efforts when she popped one over in the closing stages and Aisling Butler finished the game out with one more from play to keep the girls championship dreams on track. It was a good overall team performance carried out in a workmanlike fashion. The girls must keep that attitude going now heading into the semi-final next week. Well done to all involved.
There was a heartbreaking defeat for our brave u16 team deprived them of a place in the Roinn B final. They built up an early lead of 1-4 to no score in the first half, but a goal just before half time kept Danesfort in the match and the half time score was 1-4 to 1-2. It took an injury time free to decide the match which finished 1-8 to 1-9. Danesfort progress to meet Clara in the final. We are very proud of our girls and their honest effort throughout the year. They are a credit to their club and families
There was disappointment too last Sunday week as we took to the field with high hopes in the Roinn B Minor final. This was a full-on encounter against St. Claires and an edge of the seat hard fought match saw the girls from the south receive three yellow cards. The match finished level on full time at 1-5 apiece.
Extra time followed and the tough intensity of this fierce battle took its toll on our young team. The game finished 1-7 to 1-8 and the combined forces of Slieverue and Kilmacow will move up to Roinn A next year having won both league and championship. We are very proud of our team who played clean skilful camogie, showing great team spirit for the future
The u10s joined u12s and enjoyed a brilliant end of year trip to Dublin where they played games against Fingallians of Swords followed by a visit to the National Aquatic Centre for some deep water training in preparation for next year’s season. The u12s were in buoyant mood after their win in their Co. Final last weekend over Ballyhale ensuring a strong future for O’Loughlin Gaels Camogie. Well done all.
U6s and u8s completed their year with a final training session at St. John’s Park followed by some well deserved refreshment provided by all the mentors to thank the girls for their efforts all year.
MINOR HURLING TEAM OF THE YEAR
It was a proud day O’Loughlin Gaels and St. John’s Parish last Saturday as of 15 players selected for the Minor Stars Team of The Year two of them were O’Loughlin Gaels.. Well done to Conor Kelly and Jamie Young who picked up their Electric Ireland Minor Star Awards at Croke Park. Proud lads..proud familes..proud club.
PREMIER DARTS - FRIDAYS
The finals of the Premier Dart Leagues will take place next Friday at O’Loughlin Gaels Complex. The standard has been high all year and these finals are well worth a watch. First Dart from 8pm…All Welcome