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posted 16 Jan 2014, 01:49 by Jonathan Tavey
By Peter Cassidy 

Inniskeen GAA Lotto Results: 
There was no Jackpot winner this week; the draw took place on Monday 13th of Jan. 
The numbers drawn were 4: 17: 20: 22. Next week's Jackpot is €7700. 
€20 Lucky dip winners were: 
Mel Jones, Drumboat, Inniskeen (O. Greene) 
Mathew Rooney, Muff, Inniskeen (P. Dooley) 
Aiden Quigley, C/O John Boyle (J. Boyle) 
PJ Woods, C/O Mary Woods (M. Woods) 
Cormac O’ Carroll, C/O John Boyle (J. Boyle) 
Next draw will take place on Monday 20th @ 7.30pm 
Feb Rota is: P Cassidy, Paddy Meegan & Brendan Meegan 
Thank you for the Support 

Quinn’s Corner Ulster Intermediate Football Club League 2014: 
Our Intermediate footballers will be participating in a pre season Ulster League. Matches commence on the 2/02/14 and will be played each Sunday until its conclusion. We share the group with: Kevin Barry’s of Derrylaughan, O'Neill's  Aghaloo, Ballymaguigan, Newry Shamrocks and Doire Trasna, who we start out against in Round 1.
The tournament will blow out the Christmas cobwebs and will help the lads hit the ground running for 2014. Best of luck to Alan and the panel. 

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. 

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.

Junior Football Team Management: 
I am delighted to announce that Pete Meegan will be carrying on the role into 2014. Pete will be joined this year by Robbie Ashfield and Donal McArdle. We thank the lads for taking on the responsibility and wish them and the panel the very best for the season to come. 

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. 

Mouth Guards: 
Mouth guards are mandatory for players in all age grades, in all Gaelic football practice sessions and games. This rule has been mandatory for players in grades up to Minor since 2013 and applies to all age grades since January 1st 2014. 
The detailing is as follows 
• It is the responsibility of each individual player to use a mouth guard 
• A properly fitted mouth guard is the best available protective device for reducing the incidence and severity of sports-related dental injuries 
• Players can be sent-off in a game for not wearing a mouth guard 
• Players will not be covered under the GAA player injury scheme if they don’t comply with the mouth guard rule
The Bottom line is No Mouth guard? No Game! 

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 in Pairc Grattan under the stand. 

Grattan Oige Presentation Night: 
We had a great year at underage level in 2013 with silverware obtained in both codes various age groups.
With this we are delighted to announce the awards night will take place this Friday night (17th Jan) in the Social hall Inniskeen. County stars Darren Hughes and our own Donal Meegan will be there with the Ulster cups to present the awards. It promises to be a great night so please, please, please come along to support the boys as they gave it their all to achieve what they achieved in 2013 and deserve the recognition that should go with it. Also we would like to take this opportunity to thank local business man Aiden Hand who very kindly sponsored kit bags for all 60 juveniles in Inniskeen for 2014. It was very much appreciated and is a great support to us. The bags will be presented to the boys along with new gear on the awards night.

Grattan Oige AGM: 
The Juvenile AGM will take place on Wednesday, Jan 22nd at 8pm in the club rooms of Pairc Grattan. Please come along with you are interested in helping out in some way this year. Many hands make light work.

Seat renewal in Pairc Grattan: 
Please note that seat sponsorship renewals are now due for the Paddy O’Rourke Stand in Pairc Grattan. 
Thank you very much for those who registered their names previously. Please contact any committee member if you wish to renew (€20) for the next 5 years or take up a seat for the first time. New registrations are very welcome. 
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