Great night at the Gathering of the Gaels

Marble City Sounds provided the entertainment at the O’Loughlin Gaels Gathering of The Gaels Dinner Dance and the good crowd danced the night away after an excellent meal provided by Alan Cullen’s catering company. DJ Seanie D played a popular set and John Joe Cullen’s Bar and Social committee provided an excellent service all night. Special guests included the club’s Senior team sponsor Pat Carroll and also the Juvenile section sponsor’s representative Mr. Donie Butler who just happened to be lucky and won the raffle on the night. His prize was a weekend away in the Academy Plaza Hotel in Dublin courtesy of Castlecomer man Joe Comerford. Mary Liz Lenehan , Eileen Cleere, Bernie Kenny and John Collins were all prizewinners also. Special presentations were made to Benny Walsh who stepped down after over thirty years of service on the executive committee of O’Loughlin Gaels. Benny’s wife Francis was presented with a bouquet of flowers as well. Hugh Mahon got well deserved recognition for managing the Under 6 team. His wife Mary was also recognised with a bouquet of flowers.Luke Leydon was on hand to take photographs of the evening and they appear on the club website and facebook and twitter pages. www.oloughlingaels.gaa.ie .

Marble City Sounds provided the entertainment at the O’Loughlin Gaels Gathering of The Gaels Dinner Dance and the good crowd danced the night away after an excellent meal provided by Alan Cullen’s catering company. DJ Seanie D played a popular set and John Joe Cullen’s Bar and Social committee provided an excellent service all night. Special guests included the club’s Senior team sponsor Pat Carroll and also the Juvenile section sponsor’s representative Mr. Donie Butler who just happened to be lucky and won the raffle on the night. His prize was a weekend away in the Academy Plaza Hotel in Dublin courtesy of Castlecomer man Joe Comerford. Mary Liz Lenehan , Eileen Cleere, Bernie Kenny and John Collins were all prizewinners also. Special presentations were made to Benny Walsh who stepped down after over thirty years of service on the executive committee of O’Loughlin Gaels. Benny’s wife Francis was presented with a bouquet of flowers as well. Hugh Mahon got well deserved recognition for managing the Under 6 team. His wife Mary was also recognised with a bouquet of flowers.Luke Leydon was on hand to take photographs of the evening and they appear on the club website and facebook and twitter pages. www.oloughlingaels.gaa.ie .

TALES FROM THE ‘GAELS - The O’Loughlin Gaels GAA Club also launched their new newsletter at the Dinner Dance. The publication was put together by James Kelly, Brendan O ‘Leary, John Collins and Nigel Leydon and will be delivered to every house in St. John’s Parish over the next couple of weeks. A history of GAA in Johnswell appears courtesy of the Gormely family and references from Conor Denniffe’s The Continent Abu book. Contributions to the four page magazine were also made by Noel Richardson and Damien O Connell while an application form for Niall Bergin’s popular O’Loughlin Gaels Summer Camp also appears on the booklet. Make sure to get your copy. You can also check it out online at www.oloughlingaels.gaa.ie.

UNDER 8s OFF TO CROKE PARK - The very best of luck to the O’Loughlin Gaels Under 8 team who will play two matches in Croke Park this week. The boys are managed by Eoin Lawlor who is doing a great job. The emphasis in O’Loughlin Gaels at Juvenile level is always on having fun and making friends. This will be the first of many trips away these boys will have.

KILKENNY COMMUNITY AND VOLUNTARY FORUM - The South East Regional Drugs task Force (SERDTF),Kilkenny Community & Voluntary Forum and Kilkenny Leader Partnership are jointly organising a community consultation Seminar on the subject of substance misuse. The seminar will be on the morning of Friday 19th April 2013. The venue will be the Pembroke Hotel, 11 Patrick Street, Kilkenny from 9:30am to 1:30pm. A light lunch will be served. All community voluntary interests and groups are invited to attend. Places can be booked at 051 841144.

MANAGE YOUR LIFE BY MANAGING YOUR MIND - Presented by Dr. Fergus Heffernan on Monday the 15th April OR Tuesday the 23rd April 2013. This is a FREE workshop hosted by the First Arts Programme on the Kilkenny Campus of NUI Maynooth, College Rd, Kilkenny. This workshop will show us how to keep mentally fit, and how to tap into our minds power – so that we can enjoy our lives to the fullest.

Most of us are so engaged in life and all its anxieties that we can find it very difficult to differentiate our own issues from other peoples issues, and this is having a profound negative effect on our physical, emotional, and psychological well-being. The workshop will help us learn in a very practical and fun filled way how to have more contentment in life, by managing ourselves and our time, and freeing ourselves from fears and consistent worries. Who should attend: Senior Level Students, (their Parents), Guidance Counsellors and Mature, FETAC students interested in developing skills that will support the transition to College life. A CAO Information session will take place following the above event.

Further details and an online registration form can be found at: www.nuimkilkennyfirstartsapril2013.eventbrite.ie OR by email: kilkennyfirstarts@nuim.ie.