25 Jan 2022

St John’s: Have you time to spare for SOS

DATE SET FOR O’LOUGHLIN GAELS JUVENILE REGISTRATION - O’Loughlin Gaels Juvenile Chairman,Brian Skehan,has announced that Sunday morning February 10th will be “Registration Sunday” in the club for all players from Under 6 to Under 14.

DATE SET FOR O’LOUGHLIN GAELS JUVENILE REGISTRATION - O’Loughlin Gaels Juvenile Chairman,Brian Skehan,has announced that Sunday morning February 10th will be “Registration Sunday” in the club for all players from Under 6 to Under 14.

All new players are most welcome and players starting to play can buy helmets and hurls at greatly reduced prices which are subsidised by the club. As with other years it is hoped O’Loughlin Gaels Camogie Club will also have their registration at the same time.Players are asked to be ready to go out and enjoy their first training session of the new season after they pay their €10 registration on the day.

O’LOUGHLIN GAELS HAVE A BIG REPRESENTATION AT GAA COACHING SEMINAR - Progressive O’Loughlin Gaels sent a party of ten coaches from their Juvenile, Adult and Camogie sections to the GAA National Coaching Seminar held in Croke Park last weekend. A massive emphasis on coaching development and education has been to the forefront of all strategic planning for the club over the last few years. There are three more GAA coaching courses coming up over the next two months and more of the 47 coaches involved in training at O’Loughlin Gaels will attend these. O’Loughlin Gaels will also commandeer the services of former National Hurling Head Coach, Paudie Butler, for a number of “In House” training nights as well.

ST. JOHN’S PARK LOOKING REALLY WELL - St. John’s Park, the home of O’Loughlin Gaels is looking fantastic at the moment and the venue has played host two plenty of games over the last few weeks. Both the Under 21 Roinn A and Roinn B county finals have been played at the Hebron road venue and reaction from supporters and especially players has been spectacular. Both matches drew big attendances and all were delighted and somewhat amazed at the dry sod at this time of the year. Fenians of Johnstown overcame Kilmacow in the Roinn B decider and St. Lachtains of Freshford beat Mulinavat in a cracker last Sunday to capture the” A” title. Congratulations to Seany Tyrrell and his committee and Eugene Buckley and his team on continued sterling work.

O’LOUGHLIN GAELS LOTTO STILL AN AMAZING €20,000 - The O’Loughlin Gaels LOTTO ticket is still the hottest ticket in town carrying with it a massive prize pool of €20,000. Match four numbers and the bonus and you could win or share in that very attractive prize The numbers drawn on Tuesday January 8th were 9,10,20,25 and the bonus was 15. Ten consolation prizes of forty euro were won by Patrick Stapleton c/o Neil Loy, Conor Bergin c/o Mick Nolan,Jim Byrne, c/o JJ Cullen, Breda c/o Michael Dreeling, Sean Tyrrell c/o Gerry Tyrrell,Amelia c/o Bretts Hardware, M. Morgan c/o Mick Nolan,Dom Brennan c/o Tommy Gregg, Stephen Hibbits c/o Gerry Buckley and Pam Cummins c/o Sheamie Cummins. The LOTTO draw takes place in the club every Tuesday Night and all are welcome

TEXAS HOLDEM STILL GOING STRONG IN O’LOUGHLINS - The longest running Texas Holdem Poker Tournament running in Kilkenny takes place every Thursday Night in O’Loughlin Gaels at 8.30. The game has a friendly sociable atmosphere and new players are always encouraged to play. Entry costs €20 with a €10 buy back. All are welcome.

JOHNSWELL TABLE QUIZ - Johnswell Badminton Club will hold a Table Quiz on Friday February 1st at 8.30p.m. in Johnswell Hall . All are welcome. Contact Tony Brennan on 0872438576 for more details.

NUI CAMPUS - The Kilkenny Campus of NUI Maynooth, College Rd, Kilkenny (adjoining St. Kieran’s College) would like to invite 6th Year, FETAC and Mature students (23yrs+) to take the FIRST YEAR of their BA degree in Kilkenny.Students choosing to take this exciting new option will benefit by taking the 1st year of their BA degree close to home in a friendly, learner centered environment - before moving to the main NUI Maynooth Campus for 2nd and 3rd year. Those living locally will also have the advantage of making significant savings on travel and accommodation costs.Subjects on offer: English; Anthropology OR Nua Ghaeilge; History; Geography; Sociology; Economics; Philosophy; Theology OR Medieval Irish and Celtic Studies.Further information can be found at: CAO (MH901) and

HAVE YOU TIME TO SPARE - S.O.S. is a Voluntary Organisation in Kilkenny for adults with a mild-moderate intellectual disability, providing day services, respite and residential care. We are looking for families or individuals (hosts) to provide short breaks (day/overnight/weekend) in their home for adults from our services. Each host is matched with one person from S.O.S. and an expense allowance is paid for each break provided. We are also looking for volunteers to support us in providing extra social and recreational activities for people attending S.O.S. in the evening time or weekends. If you would like to know more about volunteering or providing breaks please contact the social work department on 056 7764000 or email or visit our website on .

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