Results: Monaghan Electrical IFL: A good start is half the battle and this certainly was the case when our first team got quickly out of the blocks with a 2.13 to 0.08 win over Emyvale at a sun drenched Páirc Grattan last Sunday. The lads got off to a great start with two brilliantly worked and executed early goals with Emyvale fighting a losing battle from then on but fair play to them they never threw in the towel whittling a nine-point margin down to four points but that was as good as it got and we eventually ran out as eight point winners. Next up is Aughnamullen in three weeks’ time
Fixtures: Platinum Tanks RFL Our Reserve team take the field for the first time in their 2016 campaign when they take on Agabog this coming Saturday 26th March at 5pm in Páirc Grattan. Your support would be gratefully appreciated.
Patrician High School: Comhgairdheas to the senior Patrician High School team and panel on winning the MacLarnon cup final on Saint Patricks day. The panel included five young Inis Caoin Grattan’s Ciaran McNulty, Andrew Woods, Aidan Woods, Sean Russell and Seamie Kindlon. This team is playing Holy Rosary Mountbellew in their All Ireland semi-final on Wednesday 23rd in Carrick-on-Shannon at 2pm. While the Under 16 Rannafast cup winning panel including six young Inis Caoin Grattan’s Andrew Woods, Ciaran McNulty, Seamie Kindlon, Dylan Curtis, Christopher Hanratty and Padraig Russell are playing St Mary’s Edenderry in their All Ireland final on Saturday 26th March in Longford. We wish the best of luck to these two teams and their mentors and particularly the Inis Caoin Grattan contingent. Go nEiri an t-adh libh.
Lotto: There was no winner of our Pick Four Lotto jackpot of €2,900 last Monday night 21st March 2016. The Numbers Drawn were: 5: 6: 10: 17 The lucky dip winners were, Tomas McGee, Carrickakelly, Inniskeen (O Greene): Paschal Cunningham, Farney Street, Carrickmacross. (G Dooley): Derek Kindlon, Mullagh, Inniskeen (O Greene): Elaine Dooley, Kednaminsha, Inniskeen (P Dooley): Martin Murphy, Drumnalive, Inniskeen (P Meegan). Next Week’s Lotto jackpot is €3,000. Envelopes available from all committee members and the usual outlets.
Membership. The absolute deadline for paying your membership is 29th March please pay now if you haven’t done so already. Adult Single €30 Adult Couple €50
Merchandise Shop: Open all year round. If item not in stock we can get have it for you approx. two weeks of ordering. We have some adult skinny bottoms in stock all sizes €55.00.
Any under 6s,8s,10s,12s looking for shorts and socks. They will be available to buy in approx. two weeks. Please contact Fiona Monahan for further information on any of the above on 087 9077839. www.inniskeengrattans.ie : Wherever you are in the world you can now use the internet to enter your numbers in our Pick 4 Lotto, pay your membership and in the near future you will be able to order your merchandise from our extensive range on line. So log into www.inniskeengrattans.ie on your PC, Laptop, Tablet, IPad, IPhone or Smart phone to help build and make your club stronger
Grattan’s Óige by Mickey Kindlon:
The juveniles had a great morning Saturday morning with Dublin GAA All Star Johnny Cooper, who took the training from U8 up to U14. Let’s hope they can put their tough tackling in to play in the coming weeks.
Juniors: Training starts next Saturday morning from 11 to 12.
U8 & u10: Training as usual Saturday 11 to 12.
U12: Spring league started Saturday we had a good run out against Drumhowan but come up short. Training as usual Tuesday’s 7:15 to 8:15
U14: Training Monday & Wednesday 7:15 to 8:30. They have a league game this Saturday coming against Emyvale in inniskeen at 2:00
U16: Training as usual Thursday from 7:00 & Sunday from 10:00