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posted 16 Jan 2014, 01:44 by Jonathan Tavey
By Peter Cassidy 

Mass For the deceased Members: 
We are holding our annual Mass in Inniskeen for deceased members of the club on Saturday 1st February @ 7pm. 
Please come along to pay your respect to those who served our club well. 

New senior team Sponsor: 
We are delighted to announce our new partner and sponsor for 2014-2015 is DG McArdle.
DG McArdle is a family owned and run International Transport Business who has been established since 1993. 
DG McArdle is a good local business who started small with an expertise that spanned over 40 years and now finds itself among the leading Transport Companies in Ireland, operating a fleet of some 60 Tractor Units and 120 Trailers. 
We look forward to working with them for the next 2 years. 

Billboards for 2014: 
Thank you for all the businesses that have purchased an advertisement billboard at Pairc Grattan, we appreciate your continued support. Renewals are due for the forth coming season and the annual cost is remaining at €100.
For those who are interested in joining this year we are providing a special offer price reduction of the Set up fee (for the signage). This offer is only available for a limited time, so please contact 0879004463 if you would like info on how to advertise at Pairc Grattan. 

National GAA draw: 
The Gaa have put together a draw to help local clubs raise some much needed funds in 2014.
Croke Park has put up 10 amazing prizes and has issued each club with a limited amount of tickets for the draw. You can purchase these tickets for €10 each from any of our committee members and all proceeds of the ticket sales will be retained by the club.
The Prizes are as follows:
1. A trip for two to get behind the Irish team for the International Rules series in Australia in 2014. Complete package, match tickets, airline tickets, accommodation.
2. All Ireland Football Final tickets. Two All Star banquet tickets, two airline tickets to Boston for the All Stars 2014 tour complete with hotel accommodation.
3. 2 Corporate Box tickets for a concert of your choice in Croke Park in 2014 with pre-concert hospitality.
4. Travel voucher to the value of €1,500
5. 2 Corporate Box tickets to the All Ireland Football Final, with pre-match lunch and corporate hospitality, overnight accommodation for 2 nights (Saturday & Sunday x 1 room) in a Dublin hotel. Dinner for two in a top Dublin Restaurant on Saturday evening.
6. 2 Corporate Box tickets to the All Ireland Hurling Final, pre-match lunch and corporate hospitality, overnight accommodation for 2 nights (Saturday & Sunday x 1 room) in a Dublin Hotel, with Dinner for two in a top Dublin Restaurant on Saturday evening. 
7. Shopping voucher to the value of €1000 at a retailer of your choice. 
8. 2 Premium tickets for the All Ireland Hurling and Football Final with overnight
Accommodation (1 room) for one night for both weekends in a Dublin hotel.
9. 2 Premium tickets for a concert of your choice in Croke Park in 2014.
10. A trip to New York for St Patrick’s Day 2015 (2 persons) to include flights and 3 nights hotel
The draw will take place on St. Patrick's Day so make sure  you get in early to purchase your tickets before all allocation are sold out.
Remember if you’re not in you can’t win.

Senior Football Management Ratified: 
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 background team the very best for 2014.

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.