A big thanks to John Leahy & Caroline Clifford of the HSE who presented a very informative evening on the subjects of Substance Abuse and Mental Health in our Health & Well Being Talk last Saturday. Members, Players and Executive present all learned from it and already some new ideas have been muted to highlight and deal with such issues in our community. Good work from your local club again.
There was no winner of last week’s Lotto. The numbers drawn were 4, 17, 21, 24 and the bonus number was: 15. Tickets can be bought from the usual selling agents or by asking at the clubhouse bar. Remember – if you’re not in; you can’t win the jackpot prize of €20,000.
O’LOUGHLIN GAELS CLUB REGISTRATION
Please note that Club Registration is due. Renewed memberships can be left into the club bar Thursday through to Sunday and also Tuesday evenings from 8pm. It is important that all players memberships are registered now to be included in the club insurances before they train and play etc. All membership details will be posted on the clubs facebook and Website. Register now – O’Loughlin Gaels provides sporting and a wide range of social activities to the people of St. Johns Parish and beyond. All welcome.
A late goal by Sheamie Cummins snatched a draw from the homeside after both teams slogged out this fixture. Our lads live to fight another day and will need to improve in the next game if they're to advance. The replay is scheduled to be played at the weekend and watch our facebook page for confirmation. Well done to all involved.
Juvenile training for u6 to u12s continues in St. Johns Park each Sunday morning from 10.30am. Anyone living in St. Johns Parish must get involved in O’Loughlin Gaels. O’Loughlin Gaels serves the people of St. Johns parish and offers a wide range of activities but sporting and social. The Club House itself includes Handball alleys, RacketBall, A large indoor playing gym with Viewing gallery, and of course the Bar & Lounge. If your’re new to the area – or indeed if you’re just waiting to be invited – wait not longer..ALL ARE WELCOME. The first place to start is to come in through the gate and ask what’s going on.
O’LOUGHLIN GAELS BAR, LOUNGE & SOCIAL NIGHTS
O’Loughlin Gaels GAA bar opens Thursdays through to Sundays and Tuesday evenings from 8pm with a growing ‘congregation’ as Paddy Greene and his team offer great value drinks and a great service that includes updates on what’s going on plus a few wise words. Tuesday night is Lotto night, Thursday evening sees the regular poker night; Friday, Saturday & Sunday hosts families and neighbours with Sunday evenings now adding Shanghai darts and quiz night to the entertainment. Join in – you’re all welcome…. You don’t have to be a member of the club to enjoy the now renowned O’Loughlin Gaels GAA hospitality.
There’s good news for the girls of St. Johns Parish as Juvenile Camogie returns to the pitches at St. Johns Park. SATURDAY MORNINGS AT 10.30am will see all girls from u6 to u14 take part in regular training sessions run by a large crew of coaches. Parents are invited to stick around and watch how the girls skills are developed and enjoy a sideline chat and visit the Camogie Cafe. O’Loughlin Gaels Camogie is looking forward to another successful season ahead. Enjoy girls.
Coinciding with the NHL fixture at Nowlan Park O’Loughlin Gaels hosted guests from the west over the weekend in a series of challenge games as is part of the GAA clubs ethos of building friendships. Clifden GAA, kilnadeema-Leitrim GAA and St. Thomas’s GAA all enjoyed some O’Loughlin Gaels hospitality in the build up to the big game at Nowlan Park. Clifden GAA were the first to arrive at St. John’s park when they took on our u12’s on Saturday evening. High octane stuff on the field with three games worked up a heathy appetite that the u12 parents were only too happy to cater for. The following morning the u12’s were out again when Kilnadeema-Leitrim took up the challenge with three more highly competitive games making it over 70 very happy u12s players getting game time over a march weekend. The visiting party and u16s contingents from St. Thomas’s of Galway all met in the Club’s kitchen to enjoy more O’Loughlin Gaels hospitality and enjoy the pre-match banter. St. Thomas’s had also taking on their u16 counterparts from O’Loughlins in an energy sapping encounter. Plenty of action for our young teams already and new friends made…not bad going for early March. Well done to all involved and thanks to all the parents for their help.
Some good news on the handball front.... O'Loughlin Gaels Handball's John Morrissey and partner Noel Doherty representing Kilkenny won the over 35's Leinster doubles final at the weekend in Laois against Carlow opposition in a thrilling game that lasted over 2 hours. Great news for Kilkenny Handball and great news for O'Loughin Gaels Handball. Congratulations.
JOHNSWELL NATIONAL SCHOOL
Enrolments are now open for September 2016 for Johnswell National School. Application forms are available from the School Tel: 77598 95.
THE HOME RULE CLUB
The Home Rule Club is situated in the heart of St. John's parish on John’s Quay and have the distinction of being the only Home Rule Club still remaining in the whole of Ireland . . . in existence in Kilkenny city for over 120 years. The Home Rule Club is an Institution the caters for all ages. It’s facilities include two well-kept full-size snooker tables, new dart board, a weekly card playing session and music and sing-song on Saturday nights. With an annual fee of only €10 this offers great value. To facilitate OAP's living in the city, who might wish to drop in on Saturday nights there is a complimentary 'collect and return home' service offered by a club benefactor, just ring 086 2592321 between 5 and 6 p.m. to avail of this service. As a longstanding landmark in our community please consider dropping in and making the Home Rule Club yours and continue it’s tradition.