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St Johns: Under 10 Hurling tournament with teams from all over Ireland

U 16s in ROINN C COUNTY FINAL-The very best of luck to the O’Loughlin Gaels Under 16 team who play in the Roinn C county final this Saturday at 3.15pm in Thomastown. Opposition will be provided by James Stephens and a big O’Loughlin Gaels support is expected.

U 16s in ROINN C COUNTY FINAL-The very best of luck to the O’Loughlin Gaels Under 16 team who play in the Roinn C county final this Saturday at 3.15pm in Thomastown. Opposition will be provided by James Stephens and a big O’Loughlin Gaels support is expected.

U14s REACH COUNTY FINAL-The O’Loughlin Gaels Under 14 team who play in Roinn A will play their county final against Dicksboro on Saturday 29th of September at a time and venue yet to be fixed. Of course a big continent following is hoped for again at this fixture.

O’LOIDEAIN CUP AND OLLIE BERGIN CUP U10 HURLING TOURNAMENTS-With plenty of space now at their disposal in St. John’s Park, O’Loughlin Gaels have organised a 12 team Under 10 Hurling tournament with teams from Kilkenny as well as teams travelling from Tipperary, Dublin, Wexford and Antrim. The teams will play for the O’Loideain Cup and also the Ollie Bergin Cup. Six pitches will be used at the same time, so there will be no need for teams to “sit out” or take a break. The tournament will start at 10am and be finished by 2pm. Lots of help from club members will be needed to organise catering, car parking, laying out of pitches, refereeing and stewarding. Donal Higgins and John Collins will organise the event with military precision as usual. All in O’Loughlins are indebted to them for their time and also their brilliant organisational skills.

O’LOUGHLIN GAELS CAMOGIE NEWS-Well done to the O’Loughlins U-18 Camogie team who had a big win over the Blacks & Whites in the County Semi Final last Saturday. The girls will play Mooncoin in the final which has yet to scheduled.

The Junior team will play Gowran in the quarter final of the championship on Sunday in St John’s park at 3pm. The very best of luck to both teams.

BUSES TO ALL IRELAND AND ALL IRELAND TICKETS-Four buses left St. John’s Park full to capacity and headed to Dublin for the drawn All Ireland Hurling Final. It is hoped that the replay will see the same number of carriages, or more, depart O’Loughlins to support the Black and Amber. Tickets for the replay will of course become available in the week prior to the game which of course will be another sell out. The Family Pass tickets have now been ordered by the club . These tickets were great value with parents paying full price of €50 while their kids would only pay €10 for seats in the Davin Stand. Well done to club secretary Margaret Hanlon who did a fantastic job in finding tickets for all members for the first match and hopefully she’ll be as successful for the repeat fixture.

O’LOUGHLIN GAELS LOTTO STILL €20,000-The O’Loughlin Gaels GAA Club still offers the biggest prize allowed in local LOTTO draws. €20,000 can be won if the numbers drawn are matched at the weekly Tuesday Night draw.The numbers drawn on Tuesday 11th of September were 12, 20, 21, 24 and 26. Consolation prizes of €40 were won by Sheila Foley c/o NOLAN’S CENTRA , Philly Holohan c/o NEWPARK DIY STORE, Margaret Butler c/o Tom Gregg, Janet Hanrahan c/o Mick Delaney, Joe Parsons c/o Moxie Doran, Aisling Hennessy c/o JJ Cullen, Joan Martin c/o Mick Delaney,Daniel O Connor c/o Tom Gregg, Conor Kelly c/o Margaret Hanlon, Mark Croghan c/o Neil Loy. Tickets cost only €2. Make sure you get yours today.

ORAL HISTORY-Kilkenny Leader Partnership and VEC are looking for people who are living or have lived in in Kilkenny City to come together and share their stories and experiences of growing up in this area. It is an opportunity to reminisce on old times and what it used to like to live in these places. They are looking for people from the New Park/ Eastern Environs. The bonus is that it is Oral based, no pressure to write anything. If you are interested please contact Connie McGee on 0867718040.

MORNING ART CLASSES-Morning Art Class for adults will resume next Friday. Beginners are especially welcome. Classes are small, friendly and all materials are supplied on the first class. The classes run in Bishop Birch Institute, Waterford Road, from 10:30 am to 12:00. For more information call Sonja at 083 3941220 or email

GROW NATIONAL FLAG DAY-GROW Mental Health Movement are seeking volunteers for their National Flag Day on Wed 10th October 2012. If you have an hour or two to spare they would be most grateful for any help you can give to this worthy cause. Please contact Mary or Eileen 056-7761624. GROW Mental Health Movement would like to thank all the volunteers who helped with Churchgate Collection on Sat 1st & 2nd September. They raised €2,933.24 and are most appreciative to all for the great work and help offered by everyone.

GALA CONCERT-A Gala Concert in Aid of the African Slum Children Association with Special Guests Liam Lawton, and other Local Acts takes place on Thursday 20th in Springhill Court Hotel. Doors open at 8.00pm, Admission €15, Students and OAP €12.

THE ALZHEIMER’S SOCIETY OF IRELAND IN KILKENNY-The Alzheimer’s Society of Ireland in Kilkenny will hold an information evening in the Ormonde Hotel, Kilkenny on September 18 at 8pm to mark World Alzheimer’s Week. This event is free and open to all. Mia McLoughlin, consultant in psychiatry of old age, and Caroline Clifford, community psychiatric nurse, will be speaking on the night, along with a family carer who will talk about their experience of caring for a loved one with dementia. There are currently more than 41,700 people living with

dementia in Ireland. World Alzheimer’s Day is on September 21 each year. For more information on the event in Kilkenny, call Marie O’Shea on 086 609 0421 or Ruth O’Gorman on 056 7771230 or see for all events around Ireland.

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