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posted 6 Jan 2014, 05:53 by Jonathan Tavey
By Peter Cassidy 

This year’s AGM took place in the Inniskeen Social hall on Sunday 17th of November. 
The Main areas outlined in the Secretary’s report were: 
The Congratulation of the Senior Hurlers on achieving the league and Championship Double. 
The various Successes obtained at Juvenile levels across both codes by the U12’s and U16’s. 
Grounds Development Officer Pete Meegan was also commended on the condition Pairc Grattan was kept in after all the activity during the year. 
It was also noted that on review of the Slattery Report from Croke Park, Pairc Grattan’s capacity was reinstated to 5175 from 2245. 
This was mainly as a result of the capital expenditure development of Terrace Rails and the erection of the Dancers wall behind the goals. 
Special mention was also directed at all involved this year from a fundraising capacity. 
Both fundraising events carried out during the year (Strictly Come Dancing and Inniskeen Countryfest) were both praised as a huge success. 
Outgoing Chairman Raymond Finnegan was also singled out in the report for his great work carried out in 2013.

Executive Committee: 
Chairman: Brendan Meegan 
Vice Chair: Donal McArdle Snr 
Secretary: Peter Dooley 
Assistant Secretary: Gemma Woods 
Treasurer: Owen Greene 
Assistant Treasurer: Donal Mc Ardle Jnr 
PRO: Peter Cassidy 
Development Officer: Pete Meegan 
Youth Officer: Mary Woods 
Membership & Insurance officer: Gemma Woods 
Cultural Officer: Sean Walsh 
ASAP officer: Mary Woods 
Co Board Delegate: Peter Dooley 
Players' Reps: Paul Meegan (Football), David McGahon (Hurling) 
Committee members: Tommy McKenna, Pauric Curtis, Robert Ashfield, Tommy Mullholland, PJ Boyle, Paddy Meegan and Daniel Mc Gahon 

Hurlers Annual Quiz night:
The Hurlers hosted their Annual Fundraising Quiz in Daniel Mc Nello's Bar on Saturday 30th November. 
We were delighted with the crowd who turned out to take part in the quiz and got their pictures with all the cups on display. Seamus Loftus on behalf of the hurlers presented Hughie Byrne with a plaque in appreciation of the ongoing support he provides to the teams throughout the year. Thanks again for all who attended, sponsored a round or donated a spot prize as the night was a great success.

Inniskeen GAA Lotto Results: 
There was no Jackpot winner this week; the draw took place on Monday 2nd of Dec. 
The numbers drawn were 9: 17:  19: 27. Next week's Jackpot is €7600. 
€20 Lucky dip winners were: 
Next draw will take place on Monday 9th @ 7.30pm. Thank you for the support

We extend our sincere sympathy and condolences to the families and friends of: 
Christina Carolan, Quay St, Dundalk, grandmother of Grattan players Michael and Christopher Lennon and former Players Niall and Owen Lennon. 
Patrick Kellett, Annacroff, Killanney, Carrickmacross, Grand Uncle of player and underage Coach Anthony Keenan.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a-nAnamachta dhílis. 

Patrician High School: 
The boys where defeated by St Marys, Magherfelt by a score line of 3-07 to 4-08 in the Ulster Semifinal.
It took extra time to separate the two teams. Hard luck to all involved.

Cultúra & Gaeilge: 
We are delighted to announce on review of Spraoí Scór and Scór na Óg, the Competition entries will be as follows:

Spraoí Score: 
Solo Singing: Ceola Walsh, 
Quiz : Conor Gernon, Sean Jones, Gareth Quinn & Daniel Mc Keown

Scór Na Óg: 
Instrumental Group: Leah Faul and Aaron Quigley 
Solo Singing: Hanna Martin 
Quiz: Peter Boylan, Cormac Boylan, Sean Russell & Ronan Finnegan 
If you are interested in representing Inniskeen please feel free to contact us on 0858406167. 

Senior Football Management: 
We are delighted to announce that Alan O'Neill will be again taking the team for 2014. Alan has put in great work last year and has developed a group of players we feel will be knocking on the door to senior football next year. We wish him and his management team the very best for 2014. 

Scoreboard Sponsorship: 
We are delighted to announce that the Fiddlers Restaurant and Bar has renewed their sponsorship of the scoreboard in Pairc Grattan for a further 2 years. On behalf of all Members we would like to thank the McEneaney’s for their ongoing support to Inniskeen Grattan’s. We hope that you continue to reap the rewards from your marketing strategy. 

2014 Membership: 
We are changing the format this year to a one off walk in membership night. If you wish to become or renew your current membership please attend our open night Friday 31st of January and sign up. 2014 membership costs will be as follows: Adult: €30, Couple: €50 and U18’s: €20. Note only paid up members (as of 31st March) will be eligible for the All Ireland ticket draw. The venue for the open night will be advised closer to the date. 

Gym Membership: 
For those who are unaware, we have purchased a lot of new equipment last year and have developed a good gym on the grounds of Pairc Grattan. It’s ideal for locals who wish to drop in to have a quick workout throughout the winter. If you are interested in using the gym for 2014 the membership is as follows: 
Non Grattan Members: €100 
Grattan Members: €50 (Inc members of Cumann Inis Caoin Na mBán) 
Please feel free to contact us on 0858406167 or if you wish to become a member.