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Currin GFC Notes 19.10.2023

October 31st, 2023

Currin GFC Notes


Draw result for 16/10/2023.

Numbers Drawn 9-10-13-21.

No Jackpot winner

Lucky Dip winners.

Geraldine McDonald Knox

Ned Lennon Latton

Ronan McDonnell Ballybay (Smart Lotto)

Fergal Connolly Smithborough (Smart Lotto)

Eleanor McDonnell Scotshouse (Smart Lotto)

Next week’s Jackpot will be 13,500.


Next lotto will be held in Connolly’s pub the Monday 23rd October. Envelopes to be left in pub before 6.30pm.


Please note the lotto can be done ONLINE Link is https://smartlotto.iecurrin-gaa


In Loving Memory of James McQuaid our dear friend.

Saturday, October 7th, will forever remain etched in our hearts as a day of profound sorrow for our close-knit community. We mourn the untimely passing of James McQuaid, a beloved and respected member of our community and club, at the tender age of twenty-one.

Born to Siobhan and Larry (Stephen), and cherished brother of Shauna, Aine, and Ella, James was an exceptional athlete, a dedicated member of the Currin club and of our senior football team.  From his early days, all the way back to u8’s, he displayed unwavering commitment to our club, progressing through all levels to become a standout player in our senior team.

James’s loyalty was unwavering to his club, as only last year he declined the opportunity to represent his county on the U20 County team, choosing to devote his heart and soul to Currin alone. This was not by chance or an ad hoc decision, James came to the same conclusion whilst playing for his County at u14 level, he said way back then that he just wanted to play for Currin.

He played an integral role in the successes at juvenile level of both the U14 and U16 teams (amalgamated), contributing to winning the league and county championships. He was a wonderful juvenile footballer.

James’s talent shone brightly, as he progressed through the ranks for Currin. Recently, James delivered a mesmerizing performance for Currin in the senior McKeown cup winning team in 2020, giving a man of the match display with his explosive runs and steadfast defence. Arguably his greatest performance in a Currin jersey that day.

James embodied the qualities of a dream player – toughness, speed, strength, skill, determination, resiliency, and exemplary manners. He never questioned or hesitated; he simply executed. In fact, during our championship campaign this year, James was asked a question in front of the entire squad, with the hope of instilling some knowledge and confidence into our team, the question, “what goes through your head when you’re carrying the ball at pace trying to break lines” his answer, “I don’t think, I just go”. That was how he played, it did not matter who or what was in front him, once the decision was made, he was going. No hesitation.

His dedication to the team was unquestionable, even if it meant adjusting training schedules to accommodate his reluctance for Sunday mornings. We gladly adapted to ensure his presence because James was worth it😃

Beyond the field, James was a dear friend to many. His home was a gathering place for countless young people over the past week, a testament to the cherished connections he formed. The neighbouring GAA clubs held him in high regard, recognizing his contributions both on and off the pitch. He was a topic of discussion prior to many of opposition team talks, we are sure.

James was a man of few words, His actions spoke volumes, and his leadership on the field was invaluable. The very odd time he did speak, we always listened because you knew it was worth listening to. The true essence of love is a deep affection for someone or something, and James McQuaid embodied this. He loved his club, and we loved James. We loved him for his friendship, his unwavering integrity, his loyalty, and his exceptional leadership qualities. Most of all, we cherished his unwavering pride in wearing the Currin Jersey.

James McQuaid will forever remain in our hearts. We love you, James. We will never, ever forget you. You will always be a part of us, our dear friend. You are Currin’s forever💙💛

Rest in peace, James McQuaid.

Condolences to Siobhan, Larry, Shauna, Aine, Ella to the extended McQuaid and McKenna family. To his many, many friends and to his Currin teammates.

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