St Johns: Name the newsletter competition

U14 FOOTBALLERS TOP THEIR GROUP-The O’Loughlin Gaels Under 14 footballers continued on their winning street during the week beating Dicksboro in round 2 of the league. The continent are top of their League Section with full points after two games

U14 FOOTBALLERS TOP THEIR GROUP-The O’Loughlin Gaels Under 14 footballers continued on their winning street during the week beating Dicksboro in round 2 of the league. The continent are top of their League Section with full points after two games

MINOR FOOTBALLERS RECORD GOOD VICTORY-The minor footballers from O’Loughlin Gaels beat Piltown in round 2 of their League Section at the weekend. They now lie second in their group after two games.

O’LOUGHLINS U11s,U12s AND U16s OFF TO GALWAY-Kilkenny will have plenty of support from O’Loughlin Gaels GAA in their first round Allianz League match against Galway next Sunday. No less than three teams from the club will play challenge matches against Galway opposition and then take in the League opener in Salthill. The U 11s and U12s will play Sarsfields while they U16s will be hosted by Craughwell.

FANTASY CHELTENHAM 2013-Kevin Cleere is hard at work organising his sales team for the forthcoming Fantasy Cheltenham competition. Run in conjunction with Erin’s Own GAA Club of Castlecomer, O’loughlin Gaels receives half of the €20 entry fee. For the punter it provides a recession busting way of “having an interest” in the action taking place between March 12th and 15th. Anyone interested can register online at (MAKE SURE TO NOMINATE O’LOUGHLIN GAELS AS YOUR CHOSEN CLUB) or they can contact Kevin directly on 087 9647846.

NAME THE NEWSLETTER COMPETITION-A number of entries have been received for the O’Loughlin Gaels “Name the Newsletter” Competition. People are asked to name the new publication which will be out in time for St. Patrick’s Day. The winner of the €50 sports voucher will be announced in the newsletter which will have contributors from Johnswell, Dunmore and a “Blow Ins” column. Great work being done behind the scenes by John Collins,James Kelly and Brendan O Leary to get this publication out in time for its launch. Email your entry to or enter the competition on the O’Loughlin Gaels facebook page.

SCRAP METAL FUNDRAISING DRIVE-O’Loughlin Gaels GAA Club is at present running a fund raiser through turning your Scrap Metal into cash. The funds raised will assist in running the Club and developing Club facilities. To do this we need your help! The project is straight forward any member or people in the locality with old scrap metal can donate their items to nominated committee members. So if you have scrap metal items such as old cars, steel plates, steel buckets, milking machines, saucepans or bicycles etc. please contact any of the following who would be delighted to hear from you. The people to contact are Coleman Loughnane 086 - 3312944, Marty Brennan 086-2098996 or Michael Nolan 086-2478760. Items can be collected from donors and the funds raised are going to an excellent cause. Thank you for your help.”

O’LOUGHLINS GOING TO THE GOWRAN RACES-The Kilkenny GAA Supporters club are holding a race day in Gowran Park on Saturday 23rd of March and O’Loughlin Gaels are running a bus from the club leaving at 1pm. The bus and ticket to the races cost just €15 (kids are free but must be accompanied). The bus will return to the Club straight after racing where the O’Loughlin Gaels Social Committee will have plenty of entertainment organised for the, hopefully wealthy, punters. This promises to be a great family day out so book your tickets now from John Joe Cullen 086 1690659 or Paul Cleere on 086 8191872.

SOMETHING BIG HAPPENING IN O’LOUGHLINS-There will be a big announcement over the next few days regarding something very big happening in O’Loughlins on Sunday 31st of March (Easter Sunday).

O’LOUGHLIN GAELS LOTTO STILL €20,000-The jackpot in the O’Loughlin Gaels Club Lotto has still not been won. The top prize of €20,000 can be claimed by anyone lucky enough to match four numbers and the bonus number. If a player matches the first four numbers they will claim €16,000. Every week the O’Loughlin Gaels Gaa Club give out €400 in consolation prizes and also add €200 to a reserve jackpot which will be played for once the current jackpot has been claimed. Last weeks ten consolation prizes of €40 were won by Seamus Mahony c/o Mick Delaney, Aoife Doyle c/o Eamon Doyle, Catriona Murphy c/o Gerry Buckley, M. Collins c/o Bretts Hardware, Nicky Brennan c/o Tommy Gregg, Eamon Fry c/o Johnny Phelan, Audrey Dooley c/o Pauline Greene, Peg Coll c/o Mick Delaney, John McDonald c/o Eddie Leahy, Dolores Walsh c/o Esther Maher. The numbers drawn were 3,8,17,22 and 9. Tickets cost just €2. Make sure to buy yours early.

WEBSITES, FACEBOOK AND TWITTER-Popular websites regarding the area include You can follow @Oloughlin Gaels on twitter and also become a fiend of O’Loughlin Gaels GAA Club on facebook.

ST. JOHN’S NOTES-If you or your organisation would like to include anything in the John’s Notes please send an email to before six o clock on Sunday evenings.

THE O’NEILL CENTRE-The O’Neill centre would like to thank the Priests, Parishioners and collectors in St John’s Parish for their support during last weekend’s Church gate collection. Amount collected €1088.

NATURE IN POETRY AND PROSE-Nature in Poetry and Prose, a 6-week course begins on Tuesday, Feb 26th, 7-9pm. Exploring work from Wordsworth and Heaney to Hughes and Haiku. Course fee is €90 including tea/coffee. To book, call 7775910 or email Kilkenny Campus is located at St Kieran’s College.

KILKENNY CITY I.C.A.-Kilkenny City I.C.A. are celebrating their 60th Anniversary on Wednesday 20th of February at 7.30pm in the Club House Hotel. They are seeking out all who were members over the years to join them for dinner and entertainment. Phone Catherine at 7764838 for details.