Jim McArt imMcArt 087-2431501.; email@example.com. Westerns GFC News. LOTTO Jackpot €3,000 winner of Thursday night’s draw in The Danny Boy dated 30th May. Numbers drawn were as follows: 3, 13, 17, 23andthere was no jackpot winner. 5 people were drawn at random who each receive €20! They were J Locke, Rose Malone, Ollie Halpenny, Dympna Matthews and Anna Manning. This week’s draw in Brady’s Bar on Thursday 6th June with a jackpot of €3,200. Thank you very much for your continued support of our weekly Lotto. You can buy your Lotto ticket(s) in advance 5wks, 10wks, 20wks etc. in Hughie O’Neill’s Menswear Ardee, The Station Ardee, Post Office Ardee, Brady’s Bar Edmondstown, The Danny Boy, Reaghstown, Aclint Community Hall c/o Rose Murray or from any committee member. If you’re not in, you can’t win! JUVENILES. Westerns juvenile training continues every Saturday from 11am to 12 noon in the Westerns field for ages 4 up to 12, boys & girls. The training is done by qualified coaches within the club and fully supervised. For further information contact Frank 087-7979878. Supporters Club. THE supporters club is fast becoming the talk around town. Each supporter who subscribes to the club will receive the following: 1. A text about all Club Activities, including fixtures & Results 2. One line in the weekly lotto draw 3. Club membership for the year. 4. Free entry to all home games. 5. A draw for two all-Ireland final tickets 6. A draw for a Meal Voucher. To avail of this offer please contact any member of the committee, the cost of this is just €4 per week by Direct Debit and all funds raised are going solely towards the building fund of our new clubrooms. Your kind support is greatly appreciated. Results of game Summer Camp 2013. Irish Country Quads, Inniskeen are now taking bookings for Summer Camp 2013. You have 8 weeks to choose from, commencing on Monday 1 July 2013. Camp will run from Monday to Friday, 9.30am until 1.30pm and cost is €100 per child per week. Family discount available. Summer Camp activities are for children from 6 years old upwards. Activities include quad biking (every day), archery, air strike, action target, airsoft bell challenge, shuffleboard and a host of quad biking challenges. For details/application form, check our website www.irishcountryquads.com, email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 087 2460742 or 042 9378193 Blessing of Graves. BLESSING of graves in the Parish of Tallanstown this will be held as follows; Sunday August 4th Reaghstown 12 noon, Philipstown 2pm, Clonkeen 7pm. Sunday August 11th Charlestown 1.30pm, Tallanstown (old) 2pm, Tallanstown (new) 3pm. Reflections. “REFLECTIONS on Reaghstown and Westerns GFC” proved a very popular book when it was published at the end of 2011 and a subsequent reprint was a tremendous success. Now the good news is that if you haven’t availed of a copy as yet the author Brendan Matthews has still some copies for sale at €20. You can contact Brendan at 041-6853712. KIDZ LAB. KIDZ LAB is a science based summer camp for 5 to 12 year olds, from 9.30 to 2pm daily in the Parish centre, Ardee, from the 8th to 12th July 2013.The camp is run by Olivia McGeough and Sinead Kelly, qualified and experienced teachers. The camp will include lots of exciting activities such as: baking, tie-dying, bug hunting, planting seeds, fun experiments and sport such as football, dodgeball and rounders. There will also be a special visit from a Zoo Keeper working in Dublin Zoo. To book a place or find out more, contact Olivia on 086-4029428. Looking forward to seeing you there! Honour for Tom. CONGRATULATIONS to Tom Marry and daughter Eilís Ní Mhearraí who were honoured recently by the national committee of Cairdé Rince Céilí na hEireann, of which body Tom is Chairman and Eilís Secretary, with a presentation to them on behalf of all the affiliated clubs with a framed and signed limited edition print by renowned Irish artist Robert Ballagh depicting The Birth of the Irish Republic. Tom’s wife Sheila was also acknowledged for the tremendous work they do in promoting non-competitive céili dancing among all age groups throughout Ireland over several decades. And of course one of these clubs is in Aclint community hall and we look forward to Tom and Sheila returning there sometime in September. And last week Tom featured on the TG4 programme Comhra. Kevin. ON Sunday June 2nd Kevin Lynch of Aclint celebrated hi 100th birthday in the Louth County Hospital, Dundalk. Kevin was born just as great Irish was being made with Jim Larkin led the workers of Dublin in the great lock-out of 1913. He lived through the Easter rising of 1916, the War of Independence, two world wars and vast changes in technology. It was for his vast knowledge of local history and archaeology that I came to be friends with him and his brother Mike who sadly died at 98 just a month ago. How many evenings have I spent in their company listening to and debating with these two lovely gentle men the Burning of Wildgoose Lodge, back to the meeting of O’Neill and Essex at the Ford of Aclint in 1599 and everything in between. Indeed we often attended outings and lectures of the County Louth Historical and Archaeological Society together. It is great to see this fine man receiving the Presidents letter of congratulations and to know that he is still able to recall quite a lot of historical happenings in his long life.
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