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December 19th, 2022

Currin GFC Notes


Draw result for Monday 19th December 2022

Winning numbers, 13, 22, 26, 27

No Jackpot winner.

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


Irene O’Brien, Scotshouse. (Smart Lotto)

Peter McEntee, Scotshouse. (Smart Lotto)

Gareth McPhillips, Scotshouse. (Smart Lotto)

Brian Quigley, Scotshouse.

Emma, Nora & Carla Rafferty, Scotshouse.


Next draw will take place on Monday 26h of December at 7:30pm in Connolly’s pub. The Jackpot will now be €9,300.



Please note the lotto can be done ONLINE using SMART LOTTO or using ENVELOPES. The link to log in is or just search smart lotto and put in Currin.

Thank you to everyone who continues to support the lotto.

Santa in the Scotshouse Community Centre

On behalf of the Currin Santa Helpers committee we would just like to thank all the children, parents, and grandparents who came to visit Santa yesterday and for their kind donations. There was a fantastic turnout and a great afternoon was had by all the children and adults. It was great to see neighbours mingling with neighbours again. We need to acknowledge a large number of people including the ladies who baked the lovely buns, the men who put up the Christmas tree and lights, the big man himself Santa who did a great job and his glamorous helpers Shauna and Aine. Mickey Murphy for bringing Santa safely to the Community Centre escorted by Garda Martina McMahon and Francie North. Our committee members for serving teas, washing and cleaning up especially Ella and Alisha.

The men who got Santa’s grotto into place. Our face painters Patricia and Samantha McCaul and Lorna Kennedy who was on hand with camera and who captured beautiful memories for families and Shauna McQuaid for the raffle. The teachers and school children from St Enda’s NS and Patricia and the Senior choir for the lovely singing around the Christmas tree. It added so much to the atmosphere of the afternoon. Also to Martina Rooney for the fabulous video and poster. We would also most sincerely like to thank and acknowledge the following for their kind sponsorships; Clones Credit Union AIPB McQuaid Autoparts Mickey Quigley Monaghan Co Council Declan McCabe N&D Life& Pensions Cusack Carpentry Aghabog Terry Fay We plan to have this as an annual event and next year we will have more time to prepare and we promise it won’t clash with the World Cup! Finally, we would like to wish each and every one of you a happy peaceful and safe Christmas.

Well done

Currin GFC was delighted to nominate Aiden Rudden for its Volunteer Recognition Award for 2022. Aiden has been a lifelong member of Currin GFC and has performed many key roles in that time. He spent many years as a first team player and then turned to working with the juveniles. He has worked with many coaches over that time. With the long hours and hard work over a period of years we are now seeing true success through the very successful juvenile training and mentoring programmes that have been run in that time. Aiden has been at the centre of these for all of the early and middle ages and it is undoubtedly his passion in this areas that has seen the numbers participating grow way beyond early expectations. Aiden’s reliability and consistency are key element of the juvenile mentoring programme. Every parent and child knows what to expect and when to expect it. His communication with parents has been exemplary and comes in many

forms. Whether it is by text, social media, club notes, an occasional phone call or his own extremely pleasant personal manner everyone knows where they stand. If Aiden says something will be on, it will be on, whether that’s training, a cake sale, a bus or an end of season get-together, which just might be his speciality, it will happen exactly like Aiden says it will happen, and when it will happen. A crucial part of Aiden’s role has been his recruitment and mentoring of a solid team of coaches for the juvenile teams. His calm demeanour encourages participation and teamwork from some who may feel challenged by a new role or coach or assistant coach. With Aiden’s support and through teamwork led by him, there have been a steady stream of coaches taking on this vital role in the club. This, in association with increased participation from young players, has resulted in Currin being able to field full Currin teams in the Under 15 and Under 13 grades this past couple of years, which we are confident will lead to greater things in the years ahead. Aiden’s seemingly endless patience, constant positive attitude and gentle manner applied to all aspects of his role, which is increasingly difficult to fully define, has ensured that he is known to every young person in the Currin area, and he seems to know all of them too. The phrase, Give Respect, Get Respect could have been written about Aiden. He respects all comers; children, parents, grandparents and others and it is safe to say that they all hold Aiden in huge respect too. Comhghairdeas Aiden, agus go raibh maith agat.




Well done to Jack McCarron who was part of the 2022 Junior Championship Team of the year. After returning from a summer in Philadelphia, Jack hit the ground running to help power us into the knock-out stages. Jack, who was nominated for a national All-Star for the second year in a row after another productive season with Monaghan, notched 1-20 in just two and a half games in the JFC only for injury curtail his involvement as we lost to Scotstown after extra-time in the quarter finals. Well deserved Jack.


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All orders will be delivered before Christmas. Once they arrive, we will contact everyone to collect their orders. There is a delay with bobble hats but they will be sent out when they’re in.


On behave of Currin GAA, we would like to wish all our club members, players, management, committee members and sponsors a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New year.

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