St. John’s: Star hurlers are boxing champions

boxing-Congratulations to Donal O Laoghaire, Sion Meadows and Jack Sheridan New Orchard, stars of the O’Loughlin Gaels Under 12 team, who both became County Boxing Champions at their weight divisions at the weekend. No matter which sport either of the two boys choose no doubt they will excel. They will now go on to represent Kilkenny and all in the Parish wish them the very best of luck.

boxing-Congratulations to Donal O Laoghaire, Sion Meadows and Jack Sheridan New Orchard, stars of the O’Loughlin Gaels Under 12 team, who both became County Boxing Champions at their weight divisions at the weekend. No matter which sport either of the two boys choose no doubt they will excel. They will now go on to represent Kilkenny and all in the Parish wish them the very best of luck.

REGISTRATION- FOR JUVENILE SECTION IN O’LOUGHLIN GAELS. Sunday February 10th at 10 am is the date and time set for the O’Loughlin Gaels GAA Club Juvenile Registration. On the morning the most important people will be all the new boys and girls joining the club to play Hurling and Camogie . Parents are advised that membership in O’Loughlin Gaels for juveniles is a recession busting €10 for boys. Hurlers are welcome in O’Loughlins from 4 years of age and our kiddies academy places its emphasis on making friends and having fun while playing gaelic games.

Already plans are underway for some of the older age groups in the club. The O’Loughlin Gaels U11s and U12s will play Sarsfields of Galway on Sunday 24th of February in Galway and the go on to Salthill to support Kilkenny against Galway in the National Hurling League. This group along with all the other age groups will commence training after each boy registers on February 10th.

The Camogie section will also accept registration on February 10th . €15 for girls upto U14 is equally a very reasonable price for membership of one of the most progressive Camogie clubs around.

SENIOR FOOTBALLERS START THE SEASON ON THE RIGHT NOTE-The O’Loughlin Gaels Senior Footballers beat Conahy Shamrocks in the first round of the League last Saturday in Jenkinstown. The final score was 3.10 to 3.4. The team will also play Glenmore and Muckalee in the group stages.

CAMOGIE CLUB AGM-The O’Loughlin Gaels Camogie Club’s Annual General Meeting took place in the O’Loughlin Gaels clubhouse last Friday night February 1st. Chairman Jim Kavanagh welcomed everyone and thanked them for attending. A minute’s silence was held for founder member Rena Sheridan who passed away during the year. Jim spoke about the good year the club had winning county championships at U-18 and U-12. He thanked all the trainers and officers for their hard work over the past year. Jim thanked the hurling club for all their support and looked forward to working closely with them again this year. The Club would also like to thank their main sponsor Paddy Leydon of Leydon Bar Johns St and to all our other sponsors for their generous support.

The officers elected for 2013 were : Chairperson Jim Kavanagh, Vice Chairperson Gerry Buckley, Secretary Elizabeth Kavanagh, Treasurer Eileen Cleere, P.R.O Sarah Buckley, Register John Claffey, D.L.P Stephanie Buckley, Development Officer Aisling Butler. Trainers: U-6 &U-8 Aisling Butler, Mags Shortall and Elizabeth Kavanagh. U-10 Olivia Collins, Eugene Doheny, Colin Furlong and Philly Holohan. U-12 Tadgh Crowley, Eamon Lawless, Kate Walsh, Rebecca Cleere and Kate Nolan. U14 Sarah Buckley, Stephanie Buckley and Noel Richardson. U-16 &U-18 Paul Cleere, John Claffey and Kieran Maher. U21 & Junior Gerry Buckley, Sheamie Cummins and Richie Delaney.

O’LOUGHLIN GAELS LOTTO-Still standing at €20’000 the O’Loughlin Gaels Lotto is there to be won by any body lucky enough to match the first four numbers and the bonus number from the numbers drawn each Tuesday night in the O’Loughlin’s Club Bar. Last weeks numbers were 1,12,21,24 and the bonus number was 20. Ten consolation prizes of €40 were won by Edward Kennedy /o Andy O Driscoll, Tommy Kiely c/o Pauline Greene, Johnny Carroll c/o Tommy Gregg, Diane Drennan c/o Michael Doran, Sammy Geoghegan, Rebecca Heary c/o Leydon’s Bar, Tony Butler c/o Joan Kerwick, Paula O Meara c/o Mick Delaney, Shem Phelan c/o Neil Loy,Siobhan Dunne c/o Mick Nolan. Tickets cost just €2 and are available in a host of outlets all over St. John’s Parish as well as from most O’Loughlin Gaels members.

ST. JOHN’S HOMES FOR THE ELDERLY-St John’s Homes for the Elderly meeting this Wednesday 6th at 7pm. Note that a vacancy has arisen at Homes for the Elderly. Applications in writing from suitable candidates to: St John’s Homes for Elderly Committee, The Presbytery, Dublin Road,Kilkenny. Closing: 23rd Feb.

JOHNSWELL ACTIVE RETIREMENT-A meeting of Johnswell Branch of Active Retirement will be held in Johnswell Hall on Wednesday 6th at 7.00pm followed by a talk on “Safety and Security in the Home” by Ms. Margaret Quinn, Community Alert Development Officer. Non-members welcome to this talk at 7.30pm.

GROW-GROW Mental Health Movement are running a fundraiser in Cillin Hill, Kilkenny towards end Feb 2013. All monies go towards our continued work in the community. We would be most appreciative of any donations e.g. Pottery, Glassware, unwanted Xmas gifts, Jewellery, Household items etc.

KILKENNY LEADER PARTNERSHIP TRAINING COURSES-KLP are offering the following courses in Kilkenny city: Communities Connect IT: This course covers Email, Internet, Digital Photography Basics, Skype Introduction to online social networking e.g. Facebook, twitter. The course is 2 hours a week for 5 weeks starting on Monday 11th . Day and evening options available, nominal charge of €10 and workbooks are supplied. Contact Connie on 086 7718040. Also Cross Community Women’s Group : It’s time to get Active! The Group called “The Monday Club” would like to invite new women from across the city to join the group. Meetings on Mon. evening in Millennium Court Centre from 7 – 9pm. Contact Connie on 086 7718040 .