LATTON CENTENARY CARNIVAL – FRIDAY 26th – SUNDAY 28th MAY 2017.
From Friday 26th May to Sunday 28th May has a huge range of events taking place, the Official Opening takes place on Friday 26th May, in the O’Rahilly GAA Centre, with the selection of “Mr.Centenary”,a great night of entertainment, as 9 of Monaghans greatest GAA Stars, display many hidden talents, in a bid to scoop the most coveted of titles of 2017,commencing at 9pm,each contestant on the night will complete a live interview on stage with the “Breakfast Roll Man”Northern Sounds,Sean McCaffrey,preform a party piece, the audience will vote for their favourite contestant, a judging panel will also be present to select and crown “Mr.Centenary”who will receive a cash prize of 500euro.The “Mr.Centenary”contestants are-(1).Aughnamullen-Niall Mooney.(2).Ballybay-Colm Lennon (3).Carrickmacross-Ciaran Ward (4).Corduff-Cathel McEneaney (5).Drumhowan-Anthony Mulligan (6).Inniskeen-Conor Faul (7).Latton-Stephen McElroy (8).Rockcorry-Mickey Carroll(9).Scotstown-Michael McCarville.On Saturday,27th May, doors open at 8pm,at the O’Rahilly G.A.A. Centre, as the Club host JIM DEVINE,voted Irelands”,Best Live Band 2016″,tickets are available from all club members, a great night is guaranteed. Prizes galore on the night including, Best Jiving Couple, Best Dressed Cowboy and Best Dressed Cowgirl.Sunday,28th May, sees a very full day of events, commencing with 10am Mass in St. Patricks Church,Bawn,A Mass of Thanksgiving and Remembrance for all who played and supported Gaelic games in the parish in the past 100 years, during the Mass,”LATTON CENTENARY FLAGS” will be blessed, which are to be placed on the graves of all departed persons across the world, who played Gaelic games or were associated with Latton O’Rahilly G.A.A.over the past 100 years, the flags will be available to all on Sunday 28th May, following the blessing, each person or family must be registered on the day, with all who have a family member or friend, associated with the club, please arrange to register the person and have a “LATTON CENTENARY FLAG “placed on their grave, where ever they are buried, in Ireland or abroad. At the end of Mass, Club Chairman, Patrick Hamilton,wil place a “LATTON CENTENARY FLAG”on the grave of Bawns/Lattons/Monaghans and Ulsters greatest players,the Late Vincent O’Duffy and his father,former Monaghan GAA Chairman/Secretary/Referee and Administrator,Frank O’Duffy,as all families commemorate and place flags on the resting place of their departed Gaels in St.Patricks Cemetary,Bawn,at 6.30pm on Sunday evening,28th May,at St.Marys Cemetary,Latton,Prayers will be led by Fr.Tom Quigley P.P. and FR.Gerry White S.S.C.C.as families are invited to attend,place”LATTON CENTENARY FLAGS”on the graves of deceased gaels resting in the Latton Cemetary.The Emily Coyle and Jack Conlan Memorial Perpetual Tournament Finals take place at the O’Rahilly GAA Pitchs at 2pm on Sunday 28th May,full details later.At 7.30pm on the evening of Sunday,28th May,”The Centenary Stone”will be unveiled by Ruth Sweatman,a grand daughter of The O’Rahilly,National and Club Patriot,with Tree Planting to be preformed by Uachtaran,C.L.G.,Aoghan O’Fearghaill.The O’Rahilly GAA Centre will host “Brendan McCourt Live”from 8pm,with the presentation of “Centenary Player/Service Certificates”to those who played with the Club in the historic decades of the 1980s and 1990s,all who played or were associated with the club during the 1980s and 1990s are invited to attend for presentation Service Award.