Friday 18th July is surely a date for the diary, as that’s the date for the O’Loughlin Gaels annual race night. One ten Euro ticket will get you admission to Kilkenny Dog Track as well as your own race card for the night. The first race is at 8:00 and if the weather is anything like last year; there promises to be another bumper crowd in St James’s Park. Ticket sellers have been out and about in the last week or two. Their mission: to visit every house in the Parish. We would appreciate it if you could support this great cause. Remember – the monies collected will go towards the day to day running of what is a very large sporting operation in your city. Whether it be the training and kitting out of juveniles for the Continent, or preparing our seniors for a run in this year’s league / championship – the costs are prohibitive, and so - we need your help. Please answer the call by looking out for our ticket sellers as they go door to door over the coming evenings. Each purchased ticket will also be entered into a draw on the night. First prize is a holiday for two in Spain. There also four runner-up cash prizes up for grabs. Best of luck and have a lovely night out in St James’s Park.
S.H.L. Round Four
O’Loughlin Gaels travelled to Ballyhale on Sunday last for round four of their Group A clash with Carrickshock. A fourth consecutive win for the City boys would surely propel them into a championship quarter final – where every club wants to be. Four goals either side of half time were to prove crucial in the end and the Continent ran out winners in the end, with a little to spare. Full time: O’Loughlin Gaels 5-17, Carrickshock 1-13. A full match report can be read in the sports section of this paper. If you would also like to check out the OLG match report – please log on to our website www.oloughlingaels.gaa.ie and then go to Team News >>> Mens Teams >>> Senior.
The Junior team had their first defeat in the League/Championship last week at home to the Emeralds losing 4-7 to 0-9. The girls will play Slieverue in the last round on Tuesday 22nd at 7pm in St John's Park. The Junior team had a good win over Carrickshock last week in the ACL winning 2-4 to 0-4.The minors played two matches over the last two weeks winning one against Windgap 4-6 to 1-5 and losing one to the Rower 4-13 to 3-1. U-14 Quarter Final St Brigids vs O'Loughlin Gaels Friday 18th at 7.30 in Tom Ryall park.
There was no winner of this week’s club lotto. The numbers drawn were: 5, 7, 16, 18 and the bonus number was 21. To be in with a chance to win €20,000 – please buy a ticket form any of our registered sellers or call to the clubhouse bar.
A unique tournament was held in St John’s Park over the last two consecutive Saturdays. Its aim was simple – to develop up and coming U14 players from across the county, by providing them with as much game time as possible – in a competitive tournament environment. The tourney was the brainchild of OLG stalwart - John Sheridan. John was aided and abetted by the other members of the organizing committee – Niall Bergin, Eoghan Croghan, Ben Fogarty, Brendan O’Leary, and Donal Higgins. Twelve clubs from both city and county entered the tourney. What was unique about this competition was that the teams were made up of players who ply their trades in Roinns B & C. The twelve clubs were as follows: St Martin’s (Muckalee), James Stephens, Emeralds (Urlingford), Kilmacow, Rower-Inistioge, Conahy Shamrocks, Windgap, Dicksboro, Tullogher-Rosbercon, Barrow Rangers (Paulstown), Carrickshock and of course....O’Loughlin Gaels.
The next programme is starting on the 14th July for 10 weeks in the Day Care Centre form 6.30pm to 9.30pm. See hand-outs in church porch: tel nos., etc. About us: The RISE Foundation is a registered charity founded by Frances Black in 2009, focussed on family members of those with addictive behaviour (alcohol, drugs, gambling, food or sex addiction).At RISE (Recovery In a Safe Environment), we are dedicated to working towards helping family members to free themselves from the stress, anxiety and worry of having a loved one with addictive behaviour and to understand the nature of addiction and the profound effects it has on relationships. Our vision: To free Ireland through cultural change from its unhealthy relationship with Alcohol and other Drugs. Our mission: To support families impacted by a loved ones addictive behaviour through awareness, education and therapy, and to combat the associated shame and stigma. Our aims: To educate families about addiction and addictive behaviour. Support families in their own recovery. Break the cycle of addiction by helping the family member to care for themselves. Help the family member to emerge from their powerlessness with strength and courage. Raise awareness about the impact of addiction on families.
Road Hurling’s Coming to Johnswell!
Road Hurling will take place on Saturday 19th July at 6.30pm in Johnswell Village. Teams of 3 will cost €30 per team. Under 14’s will get a discounted rate of €15 per team. Registration on the day from 5.30pm onwards. Senior County hurlers Brian Hogan and Tommy Walsh will be in attendance. For more info, please contact Ann Brennan on 086/3481141.