UNBEATEN-The O’Loughlin Gaels senior team had to fight hard for a share of the spoils in the penultimate round of the Kilkenny Senior Hurling League/Championship for 2012. See full match report People Sport.

UNBEATEN-The O’Loughlin Gaels senior team had to fight hard for a share of the spoils in the penultimate round of the Kilkenny Senior Hurling League/Championship for 2012. See full match report People Sport.

MARY COLLECTS lotto-Last Tuesday night O’Loughlin Gaels Lotto winner, Mary Cody collected her cheque for a very respectable €16,000 from club chairman Mick Nolan.After the presentation, (and some refreshments courtesy of Mary) the Lotto committee drew that weeks numbers. The Jackpot on July 10th was €20,000. The numbers drawn were 7,9,20,24 and bonus number 12. There was no jackpot winner. The ten consolation prizes of €40 were won by Patsy Phelan c/o Hugh Mahon,Teresa Buggy c/o Seamus Delaney, Tom McGuire c/o Eugene Buckley, Paddy Reilly c/o The World’s End Bar,Ann Bergin c/o James O Keeffe, Paddy McGuinness c/o JJ Cullen, M Cullen c/o JJ Cullen,Elanor Rowe c/o John Phelan, Mag c/o JJ Cullen and Dolores Walsh c/o Esther Maher. Next weeks jackpot is €20,000. The Lotto draw takes place every Tuesday night in the O’Loughlin Gaels club bar at about 9.30. All are welcome .

STREET LEAGUE UP AND RUNNING-The St. John’s Parish “HURLING FOR ALL “ street league for boys from Under 11s down to under 7s will start on Wednesday night . Players from The Weir, Richview, Glendine, Lintown,Ashfield, Dublin road, Newpark, Assumption place, O’Loughlin road, The Orchard, Kierans Crescent, O’Loughlin Court ,Hebron Parkas well as Johnswell and Dunmore will represent their areas to see who will become the 2012 St. John’s Parish Street League Champions . The competition is open to boys from Under 11s to U7. It doesn’t matter what club they play for or what school they go to.(Maybe they would like to start hurling or maybe they have given up - this could be a great opportunity to get them back hurling). The idea is simply for each boy to represent the area where they live, in a fun filled atmosphere. Managers have been appointed to all teams. It is hoped the matches will be played in the housing estates but because of the incessant rain most local green areas are waterlogged, so the first round matches will be played in St. John’s Park on Wednesday 18th July. Players are asked to be in St. John’s Park at 6.45p.m.on Wednesday July 18th.

The finals will be played on August 11th at the official opening of the new pitches at St. John’s Park.

UNDER 16S DRAW-The O’Loughlin Gaels under 16 team played out a fantastic draw with Dicksboro in the semi final of the League last Friday night.The terrible weather made for brutal conditions which was reflected by the full time score of just 1.8 each even after extra time was played, but this in no way should detract from the brilliant effort put in by both teams. Quite simply it was one of the best games that will be played this year.Don’t miss the replay . James Stephens awaits the winners in the final.

JUVENILE COACHING EVENING-The O’Loughlin Gaels coaching committee are in the process of arranging a coaching evening for up to 50 of the juvenile coaches who train the boys and girls in O’Loughlin Gaels GAA. Details will be available from Juvenile Chairman Bryan Skehan as soon as a date has been organised. It is hoped some of the GAAs top coaches including Paudie Butler will be in attendance.

The U16 camogie- team played Mullinavat in the quarter final of the championship last Saturday in St John’s Park. The O’Loughlins girls won on a score line of 2-5 to 1-4. Mullinavat won the throw in and headed straight for the O’Loughlins goal and netted. Bronagh Cleere replied with a fine point from play and Megan O’Keefe added a point from a free after good work by Caomihe Treacy. Mullinavat scored two points before Bronagh Cleere went on a long solo run and added another point to leave the local girls behind by 2 points at half time 1-2 to 0-3. Laura Murphy won the ball in midfield and went on a long solo, she dropped the ball in to the square where Bronagh Cleere caught it and rounded her opponent and netted to go a point up. Megan O’Keeffe point a 45 and Saorise Claffey added a good point from play. Bronagh Cleere finished the match off with another goal which she hand passed in to the net, Mullinavat added two points but the city girls held out to win by four points. O’Loughlins had great performers in full back Katlyn Leahy and Grainne Walsh, in midfield Laura Murphy was the engine of the team, she was excellent and her work rate is top class. In the forwards Megan O’Keeffe was excellent and Bronagh Cleere was in great form scoring 2-2 from play. Well done to the girls and their management. Team Sinead Ryan, Alice Nolan, Katlyn Leahy, Chloe Tyrell, Aoife Whelan, Niamh Phelan, Grainne Walsh, Saorise Claffey(0-1) Laura Murphy, Aoife McKiernan, Megan O’Keeffe(0-2) Kelly Dowd, Lizzy Twomey, Bronagh Cleere (2-2) Caomihe Treacy. Subs Brianna Mallon and Shauna Conry.

The O’Loughlin Gaels U18 -girls were at home to Kilmacow this evening and won on a scoreline of 4-7 to 1-3. The city girls started well with goals from Aoife McKiernan Amy Bryan and Aoife Whelan. Amy Bryan and Kelly Dowd both chipped in with points to leave O’Loughlins ahead 3-4 to 1-1 at half time. Kilmacow started the second half with two points from frees. Amy Bryan added two points before scoring a goal to leave the girls well ahead. Bronagh Cleere finished off the scoring with a fine point. Team Sinead Ryan, Chloe Tyrell, Katlyn Leahy, Saorise Claffey, Niamh Phelan, Tara Conry, Laura Murphy, Bronagh Cleere(0-1)Megan O Keeffe, Amy Bryan(1-5), Danielle Randle, Kelly Dowd(0-1), Aoife McKiernan(1-0), Aoife Whelan(1-0). Subs Caomihe Treacy and Lizzy Twomey.

CAMOGIE JUNIORS-The O’Loughlin Gaels Junior Camogie Team played Young Ireland in the second round of the league last Monday night in Gowran. The girls made a great come back to win on a scoreline of 1-9 to 1-7. The conditions were terrible and made it tough going indeed the John’s girls were behind 0-6 to 0-2 at half time and at one stage they went seven points down .But they really dug deep to win by two points. The team is away to Danesfort in the third round next Monday night at 7pm. Team :Karen Cleere, Laura Butler, Stephanie Buckley, Kate Nolan, Sam Mcguni, Shauna Brennan, Ena Kearns, Rebecca Cleere, Karen Galvin(0-1) Amy Bryan(0-1), Sarah Buckley(0-4)Eimear Rodgers, Sarah Burke(0-1), Aisling Butler(1-2), Kate Walsh Subs Mags Shortal and Tara Conry.

GREYHOUND NIGHT -The results of the big draw that O’Loughlin Gaels GAA club held on the night of their fundraiser at Kilkenny greyhound track were 1st prize (A holiday for four people for two weeks in the Costa Del Sol) Tim Comerford ,Meadow Way, 2nd prize (A one week holiday for two people in Costa Del Sol) Ciara Lawlor, 58 Richview, 3rd prize Michael Duggan 15 Rath Ullard Bonnettsrath Road, 4th prize Peg Murphy, Cloran, Bonnettstown, 5th prize Michael Manogue, Kilree, Dunningstown, 6th prize Sean Cahalane, 58 The Orchard.

RATHCOOLE CEMETERY MASS-Rathcoole Cemetery Mass will take place on Friday, July 27th at 7.30pm. Rathcoole is situated on the Sandyfords Court Road.

TABLE QUIZ-Table Quiz in Billy Byrnes, John St on Thursday 19th of July @ 8.30pm in aid of the charity, Kilkenny Cats Rescue.

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OPENING OF PITCHES IN ST. JOHN’S PARK-The official opening of the new pitches in St. John’s Park will now take place on Saturday August 11th. A full day of family entertainment is been organised by a special committee. As details emerge they will be announced but the committee hope to encourage all St. John’s Parish people and O’Loughlin Gaels supporters from all over to attend on the day which promises to be spectacular.