Ardglass GAC Mourns Death Of President Joe McGrath

Tribute to late president of Ardglass GAC, Joe McGrath.

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Tribute to late president of Ardglass GAC, Joe McGrath.

Ardglass GAC are deeply saddened by the passing of Club President Joe McGrath (93) Joe was a founding member of the Club and was a proud Gael.  Whether it was managing or being on the committee, Joe did what was needed to keep Ardglass GAC going over the years and nothing made him happier than watching the Green and Gold in action on the pitch writes Deborah Magee.

Joe’s contribution to the Club was recognised in 2012 when he was named Club President, a position he held with great pride.Not only did Joe give so much to the Club himself, he also instilled the love of the game and the Club in his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren with his daughter Mary being on our committee, his granddaughter Claire being our assistant Secretary, grandson Mark a current senior player, Niall a former player and poignantly his granddaughter Emma made her GAA debut only this week with our G4MO team.  

Our thoughts and prayers are with Mary, Anne, Gerard and the entire McGrath family at this sad time. Joe, you were a true Gael who will be missed by all.  Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.

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Cathy Curran pictured with junior club members having fun with balloons. (Photos courtesy of Ardglass GAC).

The Match Ball sponsorship for the junior championship match on Sunday was Cathie Curran on behalf of all her “All Stars”. To mark the end of a fantastic few weeks at the club. well done to you all.

Last week was the season finale for our All Stars and what better way to finish than a big party on National Inclusion Day.  This group of talented, funny, happy, wonderful children have made our day every single week. A big thank you all round to our wonderful coaches; Native Coffee who came along and provide coffee and tray bakes for the parents; the Super Shop for the yummy ice creams and balloons; Paulette McCoubrey for the amazing cake; all the parents for bringing the kids out each week; and of course our All Stars….keep being you!

Stephen Rooney, Gavin O’Shea and Daniel Smyth helping to promote the ticket sale for the Ardglass GAC gala night on Wednesday at 7-8pm at Ardtole clubhouse.

We are officially on the countdown to our anniversary gala night November 6th 2021. Celebrating 50 years of Ardglass GAC!!It is at The Burrendale Hotel, 6.30pm to late and tickets are £40.

They will be on sale this Wednesday — 29.09.21 from 7-8pm. @ Ardtole Limited tickets are available due to covid restrictions… we apologise in advance, but unfortunately, it is first come first served. Travel to the Burrendale Hotel and Spa is by bus available but also seats are limited, so when purchasing a ticket you must let them know if you require a seat as well on th ebus (additional £10 return).Please do not miss out, we cannot wait to celebrate with everyone!

Well done to our senior men who had a good win over Aghaderg on Sunday! 0-13 to 0-7. Good luck in the next round!

Club lottery: The numbers drawn this week were 12, 16, 25,27 and it was not won. There was one £10 winner. The jackpot is now £3000.