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posted 9 Oct 2013, 04:03 by Jonathan Tavey
By Peter Cassidy 

The Grattans take the Senior Hurling Double: 
Last Sunday in Clontibret the scene was set for Inniskeen to capture the illusive Senior Hurling Double.
Having already put Castleblayney to the sword to secure the championship, the Grattans took on Truagh in the Silver Foods Hurling league final. Truagh caused the upset of the season when they dumped a much fancied Blayney outfit from the semi final by an epic score line of 2-15 to 5-07, so the lads knew they had to be at their best to go toe to toe with the Gaels. The game ebbed and flowed; however 3 goals from the Grattans eventually undid Truagh. The first of the goals came from County Minor Star, Donal Meegan and the other 2 came from Ciaran McKinnely who was making his Grattans debut from Loughgiel Shamrocks, Co Antrim. The win capped a fantastic season here in Monaghan and sets the lads up for the Ulster Intermediate Hurling Championship this Sunday (13th) in Crossmaglen. We meet the Armagh champions Cuchulainns and the throw in is at 1.45pm. On behalf of all the Inniskeen Members and Committee we want to congratulate Brian and the boys for their achievements to date and wish them the very best in Ulster. Please come out and support the lads this Sunday in Cross.

Lotto Results:
There was no Jackpot winner this week; the draw took place on Monday 6th of Oct.
The numbers drawn were 14: 17: 27: 28. Next week's Jackpot is €6800. 
€20 Lucky dip winners were: 
Brian Courtney, Drumnagrella, (C. Keenan) 
Carina Flynn, Toberona, (J Boyle) 
Richi Nash, Lannett, (O Greene) 
Phyllis Gormley, Cloughvalley, (T. Mckenna)
Pauric Dowdall, Kednaminsha, (P Dowdall)
Next draw will take place on Monday 13th @ 7.30pm
Thank you for the support
Oct Rota is as follows: Gemma, Pauric, Donal & Peter D

Knockout Cancer: 
Dundalk get ready to rumble. Whitecollarboxing.ie along with Inniskeen Ladies GAA proudly brings you ‘Knockout’. This unique event is sponsored by Vanity Nightclub, Carrickmacross. The girls are ditching the pitch and leaving the boots behind to have a battle in the boxing ring for the first time to raise much needed funds for their football Club and Carrickmacross Cancer Society. After undertaking an intensive 6 week training programme in preparation; our 30 newly trained male and female boxers will get the ultimate opportunity to show off their skills and climb into the boxing ring to fight against cancer and for the Inniskeen Ladies Football Club. The show starts at 8pm on Saturday 9th November in Oriel Park, Dundalk. To support this fundraising fight, please purchase your ticket today. 
Standard tickets are priced at €10 and optional VIP ticket upgrades can be purchased on the night. Tickets can be bought from the club or from any of the participants. There will be 15 fights in total and after a DJ will provide knockout entertainment continuing late into the night. All the proceeds from this show will provide vital funds for the Carrickmacross Cancer Society and the Inniskeen Ladies Football Club. For more information contact Abby on 089-4833579

AGM: 
This Year’s AGM will take place on Sunday 17th of November in the Social Club. We welcome all to the event and especially request that all players and members please make the effort to attend.

Bereavements: 
We extend our sincere sympathy and condolences to the families and friends of;
Ms Kitty Begley, Creggan, Crossmaglen. 
Kitty was an Aunt of the McKenna players in Drumboat.  
The McKenna family will go down in the annals of the Grattans for the sterling service they have given both on and off the playing fields since the foundation of this great club of ours.
Sister Eithne McCluskey, Louis Convent, Dundalk. Eithne was a sister of former Inniskeen Chairman Fr Brian Mc Cluskey.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a-nAnamachta dhílis.

Next Committee Meeting: 
Takes place Monday the 14th after the Lotto at Grattan Pairc. 
All Committee members to attend or advise Raymond of your absence.

Fixtures:  
(First named at home)
Ulster Hurling Championship: Inniskeen Vrs Cuchullains (Armagh), Sun 13th @ 1.45 in Crossmaglen

Results: 
SHL Final: Truagh 0-08 Vrs Inniskeen 3-18, Sun 6th 
IFL: Inniskeen 1-15 Tyholland 2-10, Tues 8th 
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