Saturday night, February 14, all roads lead to The Grand Hotel, venue for our Club Dinner Dance. Dinner served at 8 p.m. sharp, music provided by Joe Doyle and his band “The Contenders”. Tickets €30 each. This promises to be a great night of “craic”. Get your tickets from any committee member.
We say Happy Birthday to one of our great supporters, Fred Rooney, Merrymeeting, who celebrated his “16th” birthday last week.
Rathnew woman Tracy Byrne from Merrymeeting, and now living in the U.S. (Staten Island) for some years, also celebrated a milestone birthday last week, Tracy was “30” and decided she wanted to return home to her native Village to celebrate her birthday with family and friends, no place like home folks, especially if you are from “The Village”, happy birthday Tracy.
Rathnew was saddened last week when three of its natives passed away, Jack Ellis, Merrymeeting, Bo Clare, The Bank, and Freddie Quinn, late of the Bank Rathnew, and Wicklow town.
Jack Ellis was one of Rathnew’s great Gaels, and was one of the clubs honorary presidents, he served on committee of Rathnew G.A.A. many years ago, we extend deepest sympathy to Jack’s wife, sons, daughters, grandchildren and extended family. At this point I would like to mention one of Jack’s great pals, Rathnew man Mike Doyle, Merrymeeting, who is presently in Wicklow hospital, we send you best wishes Mike from all in the club.
Freddie Quinn donned the Red and Green jersey for his native Rathnew back in the sixties, and his Grandson Jamie Snell, Merrymeeting is carrying on the tradition. Jamie is a member of our U-16 panel, we send condolences to Freddie’s wife, sons, daughters, grandchildren, brothers, sisters and extended family.
Joseph “Bo” Clare from the Bank was indeed one of life’s great gentlemen, a great Rathnew man and supporter of our club. Any time I met Bo and stopped to have a chat, conversation always reverted back to football and of course our teams progression in the championship. Bo will be sadly missed in the Village, we express deepest sympathy to his brother Jim (Dublin) nieces and nephews Dublin and Rathnew, and extended family.
Rathnew G.A.A. extends deepest and heartfelt sympathy to the Ahearne family Wicklow, on their recent bereavement.