O’Loughlin Gaels win City Derby

CITY DERBY-The O’Loughlin Gaels senior hurling team remained on course for group qualification when beating, city neighbours Dicksboro by 2-20 to 0-14 in Nowlan Park on Sunday. See ’People Sport for full report.

CITY DERBY-The O’Loughlin Gaels senior hurling team remained on course for group qualification when beating, city neighbours Dicksboro by 2-20 to 0-14 in Nowlan Park on Sunday. See ’People Sport for full report.

Next up for O’Loughlin Gaels is a clash with last year’s county champions and old foes James Stephens. The match will be played in Nowlan Park on Saturday at 7.30pm.

GOOD VICTORIES-The O’Loughlin Gaels Under 12s had a very busy week of games. Team Glas and Team Bán played Danesfort last Tuesday night and won both games in St Johns Park. Great performances were put in by both of these teams. On Friday Night, both Team Glas and Team Bán played in the local derby against James Stephens in the Go Games and in the Callan Tournament, again this hard working panel of players put in a huge effort and came away with victories in both games. St. Johns Park was looking fabulous and both O’Loughlin Gaels and James Stephens teams served up two great games to keep the big crowd entertained to the final whistle. Best for Team Glas were Joe Murphy who gave a commanding display of hurling at centre back, Oisín Murphy who worked tirelessly at midfield and Jaime Ryan who scored a great 65. Best for Team Bán were Conor Kelly who put in a cool and very competent performance as Goalkeeper, Mikey Butler who displayed a great display of hooking and blocking all throughout the match and Luke Hogan who was solid as a rock in defence. It was great to see so many of our boys parents, grandparents and neighbours supporting and encouraging both our teams. Next up for Richie Kearns’ panel of players is training as usual on Tuesday and Friday evening.

3 OUT OF 4-Two O’Loughlin Gaels Under 10s teams played two Go Games matches against Rower Inistioge on Saturday Morning last in, resplendent, St. John’s Park. Team Glas had a 4.9 to 4.0 victory over the southerners thanks to some excellent performances from Jake Hickey,Mathew Hogan, Daniel Walsh, Harry Bland and Matheuz Zych.But star of the show for this match was definitely Vincent O Grady who bagged a very impressive 1.7.Team Ban won on a scoreline of 9 goals to 2 and had excellent performances from John Macnamara (3g), Jack Clifford (2g), Josh Nolan (1g), Chase Leefarr (1g), Sean Lawlor (1g), and Luke Hennessy (!g).Other players who had fine games were Declan Murphy and Jack Murphy.

On Sunday morning ,in most beautiful weather, the boys played host to Naas U10s and honours were shared evenly. Team Glas had a 6.2 to 1.2 victory with some brilliant hurling from Harry Bland, Alex Molloy, Dj Delaney, Diarmuid Henderson, John Comerford and Nick Mullins. Joseph Leydon was excellent in goal and was helped greatly by full back Stuart Nolan. Damien Dowling was making his debut for O’Loughlin Gaels and topped off a fine performance with a well taken goal.Highlight of the game was the commanding performance of Ronan Lavelle.

Team Ban played on pitch two in St. John’s park and put up a brilliant performance but were just pipped by a gallant Naas team. Players to excel for the Gaels were Alex Lawlor, Joe Brennan, James Phelan, Thomas Aboltins, Sam O Connell, Oisin Butler, Stephen Power, Marco Bistrovic and Ben Kinchella.

Next up for these players is training on Wednesday night at 7pm in O’Loughlins and a tournament in Ballygunner ,Waterford on Saturday morning.

FEILE NA nGAEL-O’Loughlin Gaels will start the defence of their U14 All Ireland Feile na nGael hurling title when they play the Kilkenny Feile na nGael tournament in Tullaroan on Saturday morning next. Starting at 10am ,O’Loughlins will play Lisdowney, Emeralds and Kilmacow in their group . One team,from the group, will qualify for a semi final spot which is scheduled to be played at 6.30 that evening. Best of luck to this great bunch of lads in their effort to win the Paddy Grace shield for the third year in succession.

JUNIOR TEAM BEATEN-Hard luck to the O’Loughlin Gaels Junior team who were beaten by Mooncoin in the opening round of the league last Friday night on a score of 2.13 to 1.10. This team suffered the same fate last year but turned their season around to go the whole way to the county semi final. On a positive note it was great to see, rising star, Paddy Butler play his first competitive game since breaking his collarbone four months ago. No doubt manager Donal O Dwyer will have his charges firing on all cylinders for the next round.

Team ; Benny Cleere, Philly Twomey, Mark Croghan, Shane Parsons, Stephen Tyrrell, Brian Murphy, Paddy Cantwell, Paddy Butler, Sammy Johnston, John Doyle, David Broderick, Michael Hennerbry, Jack Nolan, Billy Leydon, David Burke.Sub Kevin O Brien.

LOTTO STILL €20,000-The biggest jackpot in local lotto is still up for grabs as the O’Loughlins lotto has now not been won for over one year. To be in with a chance of winning just buy a €2 ticket from any appointed Lotto sellers such as Bretts hardware and Launderette on John Street and Michael street , Breathnachs Bar and Worlds end Bar in John Street or The Nore Bar at Greensbridge. Tickets can also be bought from appointed O’Loughlin Gaels club members.

Numbers drawn on May 9th were 5, 10, 17, 28 and bonus number 8. Ten consolation prizes of €40 or a Piltown Draw ticket worth €50 were won by Michael Dinan c/o Tom Gregg, Tom Gregg, John Joe and Margaret Cullen, Madeline Geoghegan c/o Sammy, Sarah Buckley c/o Gerry Buckley, Gerry Tyrrell, Paddy Cantwell, Dolores Walsh c/o John Kerwick, Mary Deegan c/o Gerry Buckley and Alan Phelan.

GET WELL SOON SEAN-Best wishes from everybody in O’Loughlins goes to Richview’s Sean Hogan who had a bad fall off his racing bike last Saturday morning . O’Loughlins under 8s team manager for the last few years and all round nice guy , Sean, who is originally from Tipperary came off the bike at speed and broke his collarbone and two ribs. Sean was due to be released from hospital on Sunday according to wife Breeda . Hopefully Sean will recover as soon as possible and be back at the helm of his company Sean Hogan Paving .

RECYCLE cLUB GEAR-Parents are asked to bring any unwanted O’Loughlin Gaels club gear that maybe doesn’t fit anyone in your family anymore to the club on any of the juvenile training sessions on Wednesday evenings or Sunday mornings.The club will then sort out the gear and make sure that it will all be put to good use within the club.There will be special sacks at the club where people can drop off the unwanted gear. Items that will be accepted are Jersies, Togs, tracksuits, hoodies, helmets, hurls and tops. Thank you.

NEWSLETTER UPDATED-The club’s information newsletter has been updated and will be delivered to each home in the parish by the Greyhound Night ticket sellers. So when the lads call to your house, over the next few weeks, make sure to have a read of the very informative leaflet.The ticket sellers call to every house in St. John’s Parish , including Johnswell and Dunmore selling the €10 tickets for the club’s major annual fundraiser.

FOLLOW US ON twitter-@oloughlingaels on twitter has now over 700 followers. Twitter is ideal for updating live ,as it happens, match scores to its followers. Last weekend followers that could not attend the match were treated to score by score tweets from both the Junior championship and Senior championship matches. If you’re not on twitter maybe you should so you can avail of this totally free service.

LUCOZADE SPORT BOTTLE TOPS-Parishoners are asked to keep the bottle tops from Lucozade Sport bottles and leave them into John Joe Cullen’s Butchers, Ritchie Kearn’s Butchers or O’Loughlin Gaels club bar. O’Loughlin Gaels have entered a competition to collect as many of these tops as possible . The club that collects the most tops will win €10,000 .

communion- First Holy Communicants From The Lake, Model And Johnswell Schools Congratulations to all who have received First Holy Communion in our parish this weekend. For these children and their families it has been a wonderful occasion. Many thanks to all our teachers who prepared the children so well. Our schools do wonderful work in preparing our young people for all the sacraments and the parish as a whole is very grateful for their energy and commitment. Congratulations and best wishes to all concerned, and we pray God’s blessing on all our families in the parish at this time.

Jack Brennan, Aimee Butler, Tom Byrne, Caoimhe Cassin, Michael Cash, Chelsea Comerford, Ryan Corcoran, Sylvia Devaney, Peter Coyne, Orla Doheny, Adam Dooley, Aimee Glynn, Seán Egars, Niamh Hayes, Eoghan Kelly, Sinéad Hayes, Julian Korenko, Kerri Larkin, Ben Kinchella, Beatrice Mackeviciute, Jack Lanigan, Klaudia Muszynska, Oskar Lewandowski, Chloe Phelan, Darren McCarthy, Sarah Sida, Jack Meagher, Jessica Smith, Dermot O’Leary, Sarah Walsh, Daniel O’Regan,Jordan O’Sullivan, Johnny Kiely, Luke Murphy, Benjamin Power, Rachel Smyth, Lydia Berry, Ciarán Rogers, Naoise Ryan, Alice Brennan, Leigh Happé, Anthony Walsh, Ciara Hoban, Abby Ware.

JOHNSWELL NATIONAL SCHOOL-Johnswell National School is currently accepting enrolments for the school year 2012 /2013. Contact the school on 056-7759895 for an application form.

ST JOHN’S SENIOR SCHOOL-All who wish to enrol in St John’s Senior School next September should do so as soon as possible. Forms are available at the school in Ballybough Street.

OSSORY YOUTH DAY-Ossory Youth Day takes place next Saturday. Ossory Youth are preparing for the Congress by gathering for a pilgrimage to Slievenamon and Westcourt, Callan. Joe Malone will furnish you with more information in the coming days.

EUCHARISTIC CONGRESS-An information evening for all those attending Congress will be held on Thursday 17th May, at St Fiacre’s Parish Centre at 7.30pm.

CAKE SALE-Cake Sale in Johnswell School after 10.00am Mass next Sunday in support of the School Tour. Refreshments will be served. All are welcome.

GRAND VARIETY CONCERT-A Grand Variety Concert will be staged at the Set Theatre on Thursday 24th.Tickets cost €20 and are available at the venue. There will be an intermission reception with wine and finger-food served. The Unity Singers will be joined by Cara O’Sullivan (Soprano) and Tanya Sewell. Early booking is advised.

ST. JOHN’S PARISH OUTING-This year’s “Parish outing” will take place on the 21stJune. Names please to Pat Hickey 0871279306, Maura Hickey 086 8758798, Anne Maria Walsh 087 2271136.

COFFEE MORNING-A coffee morning takes place in Eurospar, Newpark, next Thursday from 10.30am to 12.30pm. Special guest Brian Cody. Proceeds to Rehab Care, Kilkenny.

DREAMTIME RADIO-S.O.S Kilkenny service users have their own radio station called Dreamtime Radio. You can tune in on 90.9 FM every Wednesday, Thursday & Friday from 10am - 4pm. It can be picked up everywhere within a 1 mile radius of S.O.S Kilkenny. The radio schedule includes a variety of talk shows, news and music shows to suit everyones taste. The shows are produced & presented by S.O.S service users. You can contact the radio station at 056 7764000 ext 14 and by emailing them at dreamtime.sos@gmail.com. Tune in, you won’t be disappointed!