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posted 26 Jan 2016, 12:53 by Jonathan Tavey
By Reamonn Finnegan

2016 Scor Sinsear County Final: 
Congratulations to our Ballad Group who are County Champions for 2016 (Fiona Hoey, Sharon Mc Gahon, Sean & Caroline Walsh).  County Finals took place in Corcaghan last weekend and Ballad Group performed 2 ballads on the night, “Through the Eyes of an Irish Man” and contrasting tempo ballad “The Star of the County Down”, with beautiful harmonies and guitar and whistle accompaniment.  The Group now go forward to represent Inniskeen Grattans & Co. Monaghan at the Ulster Scor Semi Final on Friday 12th Feb @7.45pm which this year takes place in Threemilehouse Monaghan. So come along and show your support on the night. Our Club was represented by Paddy Meegan in the Recitation category. Paddy gave a recitation of The winning team of Inniskeen Grattans 1958, bringing back many memories of The Grattans Team of 1958 to the audience. The Solo singing category was represented by Sharon Mc Gahon who gave a beautiful rendition of The Lakes of Pontchartrain. Instrumental Music Group was represented by Aoife Hammill (Fiddle), Aoibheann Monahan (Fiddle), Gareth Quinn (Mandolin & Banjo), Sharon Mc Gahon (Keyboard) & Sean Walsh (Flute). They gave a great performance of “Caoineadh Bhriain da Mhathair”, a recently composed piece by Michael Rooney and uplifting Jigs, “The Lilting Banshee” and “ John Mc Hughs” The Quiz Category was represented by Paddy Meegan, Stephen Byrne, Sharon Mc Gahon & Sean Walsh. Scor is truly alive and well in Inis Caoin Grattans Club!


INIS CAOIN ALLIANZ NATIONAL LEAGUE PREDICTIONS €1000 IN PRIZES TO BE WON: 
Cost to enter is €50. €25 for students (Students will win have of prize money if successful) Payout: 1st Prize €600, 2nd Prize €300 & 3rd Prize €100. Total €1000 The INNISKEEN GRATTANS LEAGUE 2016 table is currently set up and ready to enter. BELOW ARE THE FOLLOWING DETAILS FOR NEW ACCOUNTS. See following steps to enter Log onto: www.allianzleaguespredictions.ie. Click Register or login using last year’s details then fill in the following information in the relevant boxes. Username:eg think of something witty * E mail: your own e mail address * Confirm e mail * First name: eg Joe * Last Name: eg Soap * County: Monaghan * Club: Inniskeen * Password: something you’ll remember *Confirm Password: same. Tick T&C box Then Click Register. Your account has now been created. An e mail will arrive to your address with activation link. CLICK on this link to activate your account. Then click Login and enter the username and password you created above. Then click Allianz Football League Competition. Then Click Join, then click enter. Then Click Join Football Mini League. Enter Code: SyQFhLSa6DqH and click join. You are now ready to start predicting. All rules and scores are available on website. 

Lotto: 
There was no winner of our Pick Four Lotto jackpot of €2,100.00 last Monday night 25th January.  The Numbers Drawn were 8:14:22:24 The lucky dip winners were Clara McArdle, c/o Donal McArdel (Donal McArdle): Anna McEleavy, Culloville. (Joey Byrne): Gavin Dooley, Ballintra, Inniskeen. (Gerard Dooley): Tommy McKenna, Drumboat Inniskeen. (Tommy McKenna): Tony Dooley, Magoney, Inniskeen. (Owen Greene) Next week’s Lotto jackpot is €2,200.  Envelopes available from all committee members and the usual outlets.

Caretaker vacancy Páirc Grattan Complex: 
Please see following and please contact me at 0879729012 or Cathriona if you are interested CE eligibility applies: Inniskeen West Louth Development: have 3 vacancies 1 Grounds person, Shelagh 1 Caretaker Inniskeen Grattans & 1 Environmental Worker Inniskeen Tidy Towns CE Eligibility applies to these vacancies. Anyone interested contact Cathriona O Rourke Community Employment Office 0429378521 or any committee member. 
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