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Lotto

There was no winner of our Club Lotto Jackpot on Saturday night last. The numbers drawn were 02, 19, 24 & 28. The five €30 consolation prizes went to Mary Savage Curraheen, Fionn Fitzgerald Killarney, Phil Curran Blennerville, Carol O Shea Curraheen and D Berry Curragraigue.

Next week’s Lotto will have a Jackpot of €5,500 and the draw will take place on Monday night Jan 01st in Keane’s Bar. Lotto tickets can be purchased online, from any club officer or at the following outlets: Seamus O’Sullivan Master Butchers, O’Sheas Shop and Service Station, Poff Motors, Noyeks, Byrnesworth, Rock Inn, Dwyer’s Bar, Skelper Quanes, Bettys Bar and Keane’s of Curraheen.

Juvenile Academy

Training for our U6/U8 & U10 stars will commence on Sunday January 14th. After a few weeks in hibernation, our future heroes are enthusiastic about the new season and are raring for action. U6 & U8 at 10am & U10 at 11am. The venue is Cumann Iosaef Hall and everyone is welcome. This is an ideal opportunity for new members to join our fantastic club, meet new buddies and have great fun. Please bring your friends and make some new ones. As always, gum shields are essential.

Seniors

The club is delighted to announce that outgoing manager, Joe Costello has been reappointed as the senior team trainer/manager for the coming year at the club executive meeting held early December last. Joe will be ably assisted by Eoin Sayers who joins the backroom team as a selector. We wish Joe, Eoin and the squad the best of luck for 2018.

Jimmy Duffy Memorial Cycle

Calling all cyclists, dust down the bikes as the Jimmy Duffy Memorial Cycle takes place Saturday, January 13th at 11:00am from St. Pat’s GAA Club, Blennerville.

The cycle will travel to Castleisland town centre and home followed by deserved refreshments, tea and coffee in Quanes Bar Blennerville. Enquiries to Maurice Hanafin @ (087)2998206 and George Poff @ (087)6814799.

Unfortunately due to the provision of Insurance and Ambulance services, a fee of €5 per person to a maximum of €15 per family will be charged on the day. Last year over 70 cyclists didn’t register and left us struggling to pay expences. Registration will commence from 10:00am. See you there. This is a nonprofit fun cycle led by various pace cars.

The celebrations will continue on Saturday night with anniversary Mass in Curraheen at 8pm, a music session in Quanes Bar, where food & refreshments will be served. Keep the date free & come out to celebrate the memory of local man Jimmy Duffy. All are welcome.

Best Wishes 2018

Newly elected club chairman, Jimmy Mulligan sends his best wishes to all members for 2018, especially to team managers and selectors as they prepare for a busy and hopefully successful season ahead.

Retirements

Happy retirement to Local postman Tom O’Leary, Trish Enright of Bus Eireann and Garry Savage of Lee Strand.

Astro Pitch

Our all-weather astro pitch is available for hire at very competitive rates. It is flood-lit, so training or whatever use you may have for it can also be accomplished in the evenings now that the days are getting shorter. Contact James Costello on 0862908735 for booking and more information.

Ardfert Retreat Centre (066 7134276)

The Pillars of an Active Spiritual Life: 2018 Course by Fr. Sean Sheehy, starts January 17th, continues Jan thru March, Every Wed. 7.00pm-9.00pm.

The Practice of Lectio Divina: Fr. Brendan Clifford OP, Thurs.  Jan. 18th, 7.00pm-9.30pm.

Self Care Day : Offering wellness skills that can be readily incorporated into ones life to nourish our physical and emotional well being. Facilitated by Anna O’Donoghue & Betty Garnett , Sat. 20th Jan., 9.45am-4.00pm. Contact 0872498061.08724980618

Sympathy

The club would like to extend its sympathy to the families and friends of Eddie Lacey Caherslee, Helen McGee nee O Shea Brosna and late of Derrymore West, Paul Lucey Liosdara and Peter Finn Castlegregory.

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