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posted 27 Jul 2013, 03:34 by Jonathan Tavey
By Peter Cassidy 

Lotto Results: 
There was no Jackpot winner this week; the draw took place on Monday 23/07/2013. 
The numbers drawn where: 17: 18: 19: 28 Next week's Jackpot is €5,700. 
€20 Lucky dip winners were: 
Thomas Gernon, Coolderry (M. Woods)  
Brigid Cassidy, Carrickmacross (B. Meegan) 
Tommy McKenna, Drumboat (T. McKenna) 
Mary McKenna, Little Ash (Joey Byrne) 
Barney Kirk, Dundalk (J. Boyle) 
Next draw will take place on Mon 29nd July @ 7.30pm 
Thank you for the support 

U-16 Champions: 
What can only be described as “A good tough battle” between Inniskeen Grattans and Killeeven Sarsfields, eventually saw Inniskeen come out triumphant in the Under 16 Championship Final in Blackhill on Thursday night last (18th July). 
Having met each other twice already in the league, this was always going to be a very competitive contest and when the teams entered the dressing rooms at half time with three points between them, the title really was up for grabs. 
The Grattans had Ronan Finnegan between the posts, who pulled off some fine saves throughout the game
Ronan was superbly complemented by the defensive line-up of Padraig Deery, Dylan Curtis, Jason Woods, Aaron Gernon and Seamus Kindlon. 
Each man had to fight really hard to ensure their opponents scores were kept to a minimum. 
The midfield pairing of Michael Monahan and Peter Boylan put in a stellar performance supporting their defence and linking in with the forward line to help secure victory. 
The forwards consisted of Cormac Boylan, Sean Russell, Christopher Hanratty and Andrew & Aidan Woods battled extensively to put the necessary scores on the board that ultimately brought the Silverware back to Grattan Pairc. 
The team on the night was complemented by unused substitutes Aidan Campbell, Justin Sheridan, Padraig Russell, Gavin Dooley, Shane Martin and Micheál Coburn. 
The Young Champions travelled back to Inniskeen Community Centre via Carrickmacross (amidst much horn blowing and shouts of jubilation) to celebrate a well earned victory with their supporters. Congratulations to one and all. 

Ulster Champions: 
What a weekend! 
The old saying definitely applies in this regard, “Ulster titles are like buses”. You can be waiting for an age, and then 2 unexpectedly come along. That was the case last weekend in Clones when a full house was there to witness an extraordinary sequence of events. Firstly the minors who got off to a dreadful start, staged a breath taking recovery from 8 points down with only ten minutes to go. They left Tyrone and most of the onlookers stunned by overturning the deficit and claiming the title. Our own Donal Meegan was against introduced as an impact sub and impact he definitely made, contributing a score to sure the game up. We hope that his recent performances will be good enough to secure a starting place in the team for the Quarter final. The game ended Monaghan 4-10 Tyrone 2-14.

The seniors took inspiration from the minor’s performance and produced the shock of the Championship to date by destroying any hopes Jimmy McGuiness men had of achieving the Holy Grail of Ulster football (three in a row).
From the first whistle Monaghan set about dismantling the theory that Donegal where the most physical team in the country by competing viciously on every breaking ball. Tactics of blanket defense was applied by both coaches, however Monaghan implemented better use of the system overall and found an outlet in Kieran Hughes and Conor Manus enough during the match to do serious damage on the Donegal back line. In the end Monaghan ran out comfortable winners by a score line of 13 points to 7 and in doing so brought back the Anglo Celt for the first time since 1988. Players like Tommy Freeman, Jap Finlay, Vinny Corey, Owen Lennon, Dessie Moen and Dick Clerkin finally have a title in their locker that matches the effort they have put in over the last 10 years. Well done to both teams from all in Inniskeen and best of luck in the All Ireland Qtr finals. 

Junior Championship in Pairc Grattan: 
Pairc Grattan welcomes Killanny and Toome for their junior football championship encounter on Sun 28th at 2pm.
Can all Stewarts please be at the pitch for 1pm, to take your usual positions? 
Please contact Raymond if you are unable to attend for any reason.

Cúl Camps: 
The Kellogs Cúl Camps took place last week in Pairc Grattan and we had a huge turnout. The kids learned a lot from the training and education provided by our own Pauric Dowdall and Monaghan Star Colin Walsh. Well done to all involved. Check out our facebook site for pics. 

Fixtures (first named at home): 
SHC Semi-final: Inniskeen Vrs Carrickmacross, Thurs 25th @7.45pm in Aughnamullan. 
Reserve Football: Inniskeen Vrs Corduff, Fri 26th @ 7.45pm 
IFL: Inniskeen Vrs Drumhowan, Sun 28th @ 5pm 
IFL: Donaghmoyne Vrs Inniskeen, Wed 31st @ 7.45pm 

SHC: Truagh 1-08 Inniskeen 5-18, Tuesday 16th July 
SHC: Monaghan HC 4-07 Inniskeen 1-17, Thursday 18th July 

Grattan’s Oige: 
Fixtures (first named at home) 
U16 FL: Inniskeen Vrs Emerald Sarsfields, Thurs 25th @ 7.45pm 
U12 FL1B: Drunhowan Vrs Inniskeen, Thurs 25th @ 7.30 
U14 FL: Monaghan Harps Vrs Inniskeen, Sat 27th @ 12pm 

U-12 FL Inniskeen 9-11 Truagh 5-06, Tuesday 16th July 
U 16 Championship Final: Killeevan 1-05 Inniskeen 1-12, Thurs 18th. 
U 14 FL Inniskeen Won Emyvale (CONC), Sat July 20th 
U-12 FL Clones/Currin 3-07 Vrs Inniskeen 6-10, Sat 20th 
U 12 HL Coothill (P) Inniskeen (P), Mon 22nd 
Minor FL Doohamlet Won Inniskeen (CONC), Tue 23rd