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posted 17 Mar 2013, 04:16 by Jonathan Tavey   [ updated 17 Mar 2013, 04:17 ]
By Peter Cassidy 
 
St Patrick’s Day Parades: 
Our Grattans Float will be in full swing this year, firstly we will be in the Carrickmacross Parade at 3pm on Sunday and then in the Inniskeen Parade up in the village at 1pm on Monday. Come along to cheers us on. Happy St Patrick’s day to you and all from everyone here involved with the Grattans.

Lotto Results: 
There was no Jackpot winner this week; the draw took place Monday 11/03/2013. 
The numbers drawn where: 8: 13: 15: 21 next week's Jackpot is €3,700. 
€20 Lucky dip winners were: 
Tom Mc Grath, Ballycallan, Co. Kilkenny (John Boyle) 
Majella Hatzer, Cullaville, (Joey Byrne) 
Marie Fitzpatrick, Magoney (Tommy McKenna) 
PAT Shanahan, Limerick (John Boyle) 
John Moyne, Kilkenny (John Boyle) 
Next draw takes place Tuesday 19th of March. 
Thank you for the support. 

Lotto Rota: 
Next Months Rota is as follows: 
April: JJ Smith, Padraig Curtis, Tarry Lennon & Peter Cassidy. 

Inniskeen Country Fest 2013: 
Following the huge success of last year event, the Grattan’s are glad to announce the following line up of this year’s May bank holiday country music festival: 
Friday 3rd May: Declan Nerney, 
Saturday 4th May: Setanta, 
& Sunday 5th May: Mike Denver. 
To wrap up the weekend, during the day Monday we are holding Family activity day (in the field) along with a Traditional Music Session in the Marquee. Weekend tickets are now available for only €25. They are at a limited availability this year so book them early to avoid disappointment. More detailed information will be announced closer to the date. Tickets can be obtained from any of our committee members or by calling 087 9434176. 

Committee Meeting: 
Our next committee meeting has been moved to 9th April. 

Grattans' Presentation Night: 
We are holding a Joint event with the ladies this year on Friday the 22nd of March in the Inniskeen Social hall. 
Doors open at 8.30.
All are welcome to come and enjoy a good night’s crack of music and entertainment.

Admission Prices 2013: 
Following a county board meeting last Monday night, the decision was made to set all senior fixtures (football & Hurling) for 2013 at €5. This includes both senior and reserve matches in both codes.

2013 Membership: 
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. Deadline for this year’s membership is March 31st.

Gaeltacht Scholarships: 
Interviews for Gaeltacht Scholarships to Coláiste Bhríde, Rann Na Feirste will be held in GAA Administration Office Cloghan on Saturday 20th April 2013. Interviews for students who are pre Junior Cert will start at 10am, while interviews for post Junior Cert and Leaving Cert students will begin at 11.30am. No pre booking is required. 

Bereavement:
We extend our sincere sympathy and condolences to the family and friends of John Loftus who resided in the UK.  John was uncle of Grattan players Seamus & Oisin Loftus. Ar dheis lamh De go raibh a anam dilis.

Grattan Online Archive Gallery, “If you have them we will scan them”:
We are getting a great response to the request for old photos and memorabilia of the Inniskeen Grattan’s.
As previously outlined our aim is to create an online Museum Gallery free for anyone who wants to take a trip down memory lane. Please feel free to contact me on 0879004463 if you have any old photos that we can use as we need them all, no matter how old or modern. All pictures will be carefully treated and returned in the same condition received. 

GAA Prediction League: 
Our prediction league is now in full swing and is providing great entertainment. Thank you for all who logged in and registered to support the club. Well done so far to JJ Smith, who is leading our internal leader board but more importantly is also flying high on the national leader board in 3rd position out of thousands. 

Results: 
Monaghan County Hurlers Suffered defeat to Fingal last Saturday in Pairc Grattan by a scorline of 1-09 to 2-10.
Minor Friendly vs. Derrynoose was cancelled due to poor weather conditions

Upcoming Fixtures: 
Minor football Friendly Vs. St Pats (Ballybay & Drumhowan) on Tues 19th March at Pairc Grattan at 7.30pm.
U 16 Football Friendly Vs Crossmaglen at 7.15 on Friday 15th March at Pairc Grattan
U 14 footballers are at Home Vrs Emyvale on Saturday 23rd of March
U 14 hurlers are away Vrs Cootehill on Monday 25th of March
U 12 A’s @ B ’footballers are at home Vrs Latton on Saturday 16th of March
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