O'Loughlin Gaels put in a super display to win the All County Junior Hurling League Final in Thomastown against a very sporting Graiguenamanagh. It was the classic game of two halves with O'Loughlins leading comfortably at half time 3 - 3 to 0 -4. Despite this strong period from the O'Loughlins side there were plenty of goal chances went a begging. On occasions it would have made the task more comfortable if some of these chances had been converted to points scored. That is in no way to deny the super stop saving ability of the Graiguenamanagh keeper. In that first period forward displays by Paddy Cantwell, Alan Geoghegan and Danny Lenehan were praise worthy. There was also strong mid field performances from Brian Dowling and Martin Gibbons. However after the turn around it was a whole different story. Graiguenamanagh found the form that brought them to this final. They tacked on point after point as they raised their game and made a super match of things. This reversal of form required some super back play from the O'Loughlins stalwarts such as Captain Brian Murphy, Stephen Tyrrell and a gutsy display at Centre Back from Rick Leydon. Eventually in a tense thrilling end of game period O'Loughlin found the score sheets on sufficient occasions to win by the narrowest of margins. A special word of thanks goes to the team management of Philly Holohan, Paul Phelan and Phil Comerford and their back room team. For our young players this was a hugely important win and we look forward to their ongoing development as the season develops. Well done again to also concerned.
Full Time: O’Loughlin Gaels 3-07, Graiguenamanagh 0-15
O'Loughlin Gaels would like to congratulate juvenile member - Niall Kenny, who won an All-Ireland Silver medal in the Special Olympics at the weekend. The event was staged in the magnificent sporting campus that is University of Limerick. Huge crowds attended over three days & it's fair to say it really was a remarkably special event. Niall claimed silver in the 25m sprint. The other Kilkenny athletes who represented Team Leinster also brought home a veritable rainbow of medals! Well done to all.
Johnswell 10K and 5K Fun Run
The run committee would like to express their sincere thanks to all participants, volunteers and supporters of last Sundays run in Johnswell.
There will be a follow up meeting on Wednesday 17th June 2014 at 8pm in Johnswell National School in order to conduct an assessment and evaluation of this year’s successful event.
PLAYBALL SUMMER CAMPS FOR 2014
Playball Summer Camps for 2014 are coming to Kilkenny this Summer, and are for boys and girls from aged 4-13…..Multi-Sports ( Basketball, Tennis, Baseball, Gaelic Football, Rugby, Soccer, Cricket, Golf, Netball and Volleyball), Adventure Games, Athletic Events, Mini- Matches, Obstacle course, Treasure Hunt, Water games, Art & Drama, Zorbing and much more…Make new friends, Have Fun in a non-competitive environment and learn new life and sports skills.
PLAYBALL Summer Camps 2014 14th-18th July Kilkenny O’Loughlin Gaels GAA Club
For the most fun this Summer for Boys & Girls aged 4-13 join in our Playball Summer Camps.The first 50 children signed up for the week will receive a special Playball prize. There are also reductions for two or more children from one family.
Application forms can be downloaded on our camps/parties page on www.carlow.playball.ie , please post application forms to Playball Carlow, 13 Tanner Hall, AthyRoad, Carlow or email to email@example.com
Please contact Joe Byrne 087-7749598 or email firstname.lastname@example.org www.carlow.playball.ie
Special Camogie Girls
The Under 10's performed excellently at the Young Irelands Blitz held last Saturday the 7th of July. In the first 2 games the girls in green and white netted 12 goals amongst 7 players. It was great to see that no matter what position players were in, the team were able to play well and keep the scoreboard ticking over. What was even more impressive was that with no subs, the same 10 girls kept going for the 3 matches. In the last game of the day, the teams were evenly matched and unfortunately only one goal separated the sides and that was not in our favour. Grace Sheridan was top goal scorer with a total of 5 goals and the other goals were scored by Emma Flyson White, Leah Hanrahan , Ava Vaughan, Maebh Richardson, Tara O'Keeffe and Abby Ware. Ríona Crowley was a nuisance in midfield and made some lovely clearances. Faye Fennelly cleared any ball that got up near our goal and also worked tirelessly in around the pitch. Eva Prendergast is making massive improvements from game to game and striking the ball well on the ground. Overall, the team had a great day winning 2 of the 3 matches.
U-10 Camogie V St Brigids
The O'loughlins Under 10's played their first home game of the season on Wednesday the 28th of May. Unlike their first outing, this game was more one sided and unfortunately, not in our favour. St. Brigids were very strong and had a large panel which meant that they never tired on the warm evening. Despite great efforts in defence by Abby Ware, Grace Sheridan and Faye Fennelly, St. Brigids got scores on the board early on. Maebh Richardson had a great game and relieved a lot of pressure many times by sending the ball into the forwards. Ava Vaughan and Riona Crowley had a lot of work to do to keep up with the girls in blue in the centre and they did well. Eva Prendergast battled well in the second half, as did Ava O'Grady and Tara O'Keeffe. Emma Flyson White did very well in attack and defence. Sinead Dowling and newcomer Sara Ayoup along with Riona very nearly got a score in the 2nd half. Even though the scoreline didn't suit the girls in green, it was good preparation for our upcoming blitz in Young Irelands.