RATH­NEW

Bray People - - Around The Gaa Clubs -

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.

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