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posted 3 Jun 2016, 01:58 by Jonathan Tavey
By Reamonn Finnegan 

Appreciation and Awards night: 
Takes place on this coming Saturday night June 4thin the Inniskeen Social club where as a token of our appreciation and gratitude we will be hosting all the volunteers who help Inis Caoin Grattans throughout the year whether at Countryfest, promoting our Lotto, stewarding games or coaching our players. We will also be presenting all our adult players of the year awards and the hall of fame award for 2016. There will be tons of music, food and craic so feel free to come along and help us celebrate this great club that we all have a stake in. 

Fixtures: 
Silver Hills Food SHL:  We host Clontibret tonight Thursday 2nd June at 8pm in Páirc Grattan. Platinum Tanks RFL: We host Clones this coming Saturday 4th June at 7pm in Páirc Grattan:  Monaghan Electrical IFL: Date for your diary we travel to Páirc Fontenoy on Friday week June 10th to take on the homesters at 8pm.  

Results: 
Monaghan Electrical IFL Inis Caoin Grattans 0.10 Killanny 0.11. We went down by a single point to our neighbours last Sunday in Páirc Grattan perhaps if we had been more clinical in front of goal it would have been a different result.

McMahon Burial Vaults & Inniskeen Volunteers 1914-1922: 
Local writer Mat Kearney has penned another book about the McMahon Burial Vaults in the Round Tower Graveyard and the Inniskeen Volunteers from 1914 to 1922. It’s an excellent read and I would recommend it. Its available from all the usual outlets. 

Lotto: 
There was no winner of our Pick Four Lotto jackpot of €3,900 for Monday 30th May 2016. The Numbers Drawn were: 18: 22: 26: 28. The lucky dip winners were, Eileen Courtney, Drumnagrella, Inniskeen (C Keenan): Mena McBride c/o C Keenan, (C Keenan): ????? c/o John Boyle. (J Boyle): Mickey Shevlin, Drumboat, Inniskeen, (C Keenan): Charlie McShane. Racecourse Road, Dundalk (J Boyle). Next Week’s Lotto jackpot is €4,000.

Grattan’s Óige 

By Mickey Kindlon 

Juniors & U8: 
Training Saturday 11:00-12:00 

U10: 
Training Tuesday evening 7:15-8:15 Saturday 11:00-12:00 

U12: 
We played Drumhowan last Monday night.  It was a hard fought battle with Drumhowan leading all the way until the last 7 minutes, then we got a goal and went on to win by 5 points. Final score Inniskeen 6-8 Drumhowan 5-6. We also played Sean McDermott’s on Saturday with a very good display from all the team and subs. We came out with a good victory Inniskeen 5-17 Sean's 1-12. Training Wednesday this week 7.15 to 8.15. We have a friendly this Friday 3rd June against Kilkerley in Páirc Grattan at 7.00 

U14: 
We had a magnificent win Sunday morning against Latton with a very good performance from all involved. The team come back from 6 points down at half time with a cracking number of goals in the second half. Final score Inniskeen 6-9 Latton 3-10. Hopefully we can bring this performance to Tuesday night’s game against Emyvale, in Emyvale, throw in time 6:15. Meet at Páirc Grattan to get bus at 5:00. 

U16: 
We played Carrick in Páirc Grattan last Thursday evening. They roared into a commanding lead in the first half and held a 6-point lead at halftime playing very well. Then in the second half with some injuries, they run out of steam and the game finished in a draw. The equaliser coming from the last kick of the game. Final score Inniskeen 3-13 Carrick 2-16. Training with the minors Tuesday evening.

We wish Conor Downey all the best after his operation last week and hope to see him back on the pitch in the near future 

Inniskeen Camogie Notes

Seniors: 
Hard luck to the Senior team who were beaten by Castleblayney last Thursday evening in Grattan Park. However, it was heartening to see a great turnout of players with some great performances from our younger Camogs including Michaela Byrne, Niamh Jones, Cathy Deery, Sarah Deery and Alison Finnegan. The girls are away to Cooley this Thursday evening in the Louth League and let’s hope the teams gets back to winning ways.

Juvenile Training: 
Training continues every Tuesday evening at the slightly earlier time of 7.00pm (not 7.15pm). We had a great turn out of Mums (and Dads) at the Mum & Me Programme last Tuesday. This is a fun 6 week course for parents outlining the basic skills of Camogie and is being run by Ulster Regional Hurling Development Officer and local man Pauric Dowdall. It takes place at the same time as the juveniles are training from 7.00pm - 8.00pm.
All parents are welcome to join at any stage over the 6 weeks. 
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