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posted 20 Feb 2013, 08:46 by Jonathan Tavey
By Peter Cassidy 

Strictly Come Dancing: 
Oh what a night! Thank you to all the people who attended our fundraiser on Saturday in the Fairways Hotel Dundalk. The Night was a great success and the competition was won by Karen Ward & Barry Kindlon.Events kicked off with a stand-up routine from the one and only Oliver Callan who brought the house down. The 28 dancers then carried out an opening group dance followed by 14 paired performances. Sharon McCluskey (Guest Judge) and Gavin Quigley's "Born to Perform Crew" provided excellent half time entertainment. The Dancers then took the floor one more time for a final group dance before the presentations and the gold envelope announcement. On behalf of the Inniskeen Grattans Club we would like to thank the following people who helped make the event possible: 
Main Sponsor: Chris Haren, Proprietor of Corrigan's Kitchen, Castleblayney.
Secondary Sponsors: Rangeland Foods, Prunty Pitches, Boylan Construction, Dooley's Bar & Restaurant/Dooley's Agri & The Old Coach Inn. 
All 28 Dancer Sponsors and businesses that purchased ads in our event programme.
The local business who donated gifts for our raffle. 
Our Professional MC's Jerome Quinn, Michael Carroll & Karen Quigley.
Guest Judges: Gavin Quigley, Mark Mc Hugh, Sharon McCluskey & Oliver Callan.
The Fairways Hotel and Staff. Stephen Hand and the all the Stage & Lighting crew who worked tirelessly behind the scenes from start to finish.
All Volunteer sellers, Committee & Sub Committee I thank you so much for all the hours dedicated in pulling this off.
To the Inniskeen Social Hall & St Daig's National School, thanks to Seamus and Pat who ensured that the dancers had the very best of conditions to train in at all times. 
Our Wonderful dance instructors Gavin & Grainne on all the guidance and leadership provided over the last 16 weeks. 
And last but not least a special thanks to our dancers Grainne, Conall, Laura, Sean, Andy, Caroline, Eugene, Aisling, Nigel, Gemma, Sheodhna, Enda, Jimmy, Karen, Fintan, Fiona, Colm, Catriona, Barry, Karen, Clodagh, Michael, Ellen, Paraic, Julianne, Barry, Rosie & Tony. From day one you threw yourselves into our project and maintained that standard right up to and including the main event. Your dedication and determination (over 140hrs of free time given up) can be an example to all and for that we at the Grattans will always be indebted to you.
Again thank you to all above and all who attended for making our event a success that will go down in Grattan History. 

Lotto Results: 
There was no Jackpot winner this week; the draw took place Monday 18/02/2013.
The numbers drawn where: 9 11 19 26, next week's Jackpot is €3,400. 
€20 Lucky dip winners were: 
1: Rose & Heinz Lorenz, Inniskeen (Pete Meegan) 
2: Rachel Keenan, Deery’s Tce (Anthony Keenan) 
3: Theresa Feeney, Crossmaglen (Tommy Mc Kenna)  
4: Peter & Ellen Kelly, Aughrimore (Catherine Keenan) 
5: The Mullholland Family, Carricklane (Brian Murphy) 
Thank you for the support. 

Membership Reminder: 
We are now collecting Annual memberships for 2013 as follows:
Adult €30, Couple €50, Underage €20. 
Please make contact with any committee member to organize payment.
Your payments and continued support to the Grattan’s is much appreciated.
New Members are also very welcome. 

We extend our sincere sympathy and condolences to the family and friends of Mrs. Brigid Cumiskey, Candleford, Inniskeen.Ar dheis lamh De go raibh a anam dilis.

Reserve Championship Draw: 
This year’s championship sees us getting a bye to the quarter final where we will meet either Donaghmoyne or Truagh, dates and venues TBC

Minor Championship Draw: 
We are paired up with Doohamlet for the first round with a potential semi-final against Corduff or Rock Emmets. Again Dates and venues TBC. 

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