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January 21st, 2020

Currin GFC Notes


Draw result for Sunday 19th January 2019

Winning numbers, 27, 29, 31, 32.

No Jackpot winner.

6 X €25.00, ‘Lucky dip’, Prizewinners,

Roy Lamont C/O Brian McCabe. Irene O’Brien, Scotshouse. Derek Anderson, Newbliss. Brian McCabe, Connons. Kathleen Rudden, Scotshouse Ellen McCarron (Smart lotto).

Next Draw will be in Connolly’s Bar on Sunday 26th January 2020. The Jackpot will now be €7,000.

Don’t forget, Currin Lotto can now be bought on ‘Smart Lotto’. The link to log in is http://bit.ly/CurrinGAA or just search smart lotto and put in Currin. Deadline for lotto draw is 10pm, Sunday night.

Club Membership

Currin club membership is now due. It will be €20 for all adults over 18 years of age. Family membership can be purchased for €50. Anne Marie will be coming to houses or you can pay any of our committee members.

Monaghan GAA

Unfortunately, Monaghan came up short Dr McKenna cup final against Tyrone last Saturday. They lost to a score line of 1-5 to 0-11.

They begin the Allianz Football League, this Sunday 26th of January in Pease Stadium where they face Galway. Best of luck to all involved. Let’s hope they can make a good start to their campaign.

Hugo Clerkin – Monaghan GAA Hall of Fame 2019

The status of being a household name in terms of Gaelic games is an honour that does not come to all that many, but Hugo Clerkin has certainly earned that status for himself for his contribution as a player at club and county level, but also for his input as an administrator and a coach.

At underage level Hugo achieved a unique feat in 1967 of winning U14 championship medals with three different teams, the De la Salle Brothers in Cavan, Clones and St Macartens College Monaghan.

At third level, Hugo was one of first students to attend Thomond College in Limerick, were he went to study PE. Alongside greats of the game like Ogie Moran and Brian Mullins, Hugo went on to win a number of higher education league medals along with a Universities Championship medal in 1976,

At county level, Hugo represented Monaghan at Minor level for three years and in 1972, his last year, Hugo represented Monaghan at Minor, U’21 and Senior in the same year, a distinction that his son Dick would go on to repeat in 1999. He played at U21 level for four year between 1972 and 1975, and made his Senior Championship debut against Derry in 1974.

Hugo would go on to have an illustrious career with Monaghan at midfield, winning Ulster titles in 1979 and 1985, a National league title in 1985 along with four Dr McKenna Cup medals. With injury forcing his retirement in 1988, Hugo would go to make a significant contribution to the GAA as both a coach and administrator.

A Physical Education teacher in Beech Hill College for all of his career, he played a significant role in the establishment of the Ulster Vocational Schools competitions. As a coach he guided Monaghan to two All Ireland VEC Championships in 2001 and 2009, and managed at all underage levels for Currin. In 2004 he managed Currin to an historic Dr Ward Cup title, that would mark a turning point for the clubs fortunes, and one they have not looked back from since. An ever present on the club committee for the majority of his career, Hugo’s entry into the Monaghan GAA Hall of Fame is due recognition for his lifelong services to the GAA in Currin and Monaghan

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