Hello folks hope you all had a great Christmas. The following were the lucky winners of meat vouchers in the draw held on Monday night, December 22.
Mick Ryan c/o Maggs Gregory, John Heffernan c/o Maggs Gregory, Phyllis McMahon c/o Maggs Gregory, Rosemarie Beale c/o Seán O’Connor and John Doyle c/o self. Sellers prizes: Rose Duffy, Murty Doyle, Deirdre McDonald, Margaret Doyle, and Bernie Dunne.
The result of lotto draw held on the same date: numbers drawn: 314-20-26. The jackpot is now SIX THOUSAND EURO, well worth having a go.
The Mass held on Sunday morning last in the graveyard for all deceased members of Rathnew G.A.A. and also commemorating the death of ‘The great Tim Doyle’ was a great success, and will now be an annual event in the calender of our club. Many thanks to all who turned out on a very cold and frosty morning, thanks to Pat Mitchell for his reading and Simon Dunne for his delivery of a poem written for Tim Doyle R.I.P. Our own Fr. Dermot gave a lovely moving sermon, and in the background the strains of the pipes could be heard all round the Village played by that great piper Paddy Canavan.
We send best wishes for a speedy recovery to Rathnew man Jim (Packers) Doyle who hails from “The Furry Brow” and has been living in Wales for many years, get well soon Jim and we hope to hear you sing a few songs again soon in your native ‘Village’.
Freddy Quinn (senior) originally from “The Bank” is also in hospital and we send him best wishes, and Billy Jameson from the Lower Road is also sent all the very best for a speedy recovery from all in the club.
Congratulations Jonathon ( Wobbles) Howes and Sylvia Clare on the birth of their little boy Charles Anthony.
And we had milestone birthdays celebrated over the Christmas. Junior player Robert Byrne was “21”, and I will be in trouble for this next one folks, but it is official, Harry Murphy celebrated his “50th”.
We extend deepest sympathy to Seamus Kelly and family on the death of his father, also to the Dignim and Byrne families on the death of their aunt Pattie O’Callaghan R.I.P.