The club will again be participating in the National Club draw, prizes for which are fully sponsored by Croke Park. This means that all income from sales goes to the club and the draw last year saw a terrific response from club members.Tickets for this year’s draw are currently being distributed and since there will be only a minimal sales requirement from everyone, it is expected that this year will again prove to be very successful in financial terms.
There is no reason why anyone asked will be unable to sell the modest quota .Tickets are priced at £10 and returns to Damian Campbell or any club official have a January 10th deadline. This is to allow time for tickets to be processed by E- mail to Croke Park by early February.
Among the prizes on offer are ; an Opel car, All Star trips plus a string of All Ireland football and hurling final packages, that include overnight accommodation and corporate seating.
Still on the financial front the weekly Games Session in the Community Centre will not be held over the Christmas period. The Session will re-commence on Thursday January 7th. Normal prizes will be back in operation.
The Lotto jackpot for Saturday December 19th was not won the numbers drawn being 6 19 22 and 28. Winners of the two £25 prizes were Owen Sheridan and Declan McCaffery. The jackpot for this coming weekend now stands at £6 400. The team on duty for St Stephen’s Night will be led by Barry Fee.
The team on duty for the opening two Saturday evenings in January is Barry and Aiden Breen and John Owens. Those organising Lotto should be aware that given the high volume of sales currently occurring, it does take considerable time to complete the draw. Consideration is still be given to the possibility of changing the draw to Sunday evening.
Preparations for the popular townland sevens competition are ongoing and the event this year, on St Stephen’s Day, will be held in the Bawnacre, Irvinestown.
Training for the minor panel of 2016 will be getting underway shortly as that grade’s competition scheduled for an early start by the Fermanagh Youth Board.
The club wishes everyone a happy festive period and a prosperous New Year and warm thanks go to all those who contributed to the Maguires in any shape or form over the past twelve months.