Darts for Hampers Hits the Bullseye

The annual Irish Club dart event will be held on Friday, December 5.  The first dart gets thrown at 7 PM, sharp!
Members are invited to enter the dart tournament to compete for the much coveted Christmas hamper.
Entry is $10 and is limited to members only.
Please contact Anita Nixon at 780-457-1605 or by email at ac.wahsnull@anoxin to sign up.  The deadline for entry is November 30.
Poker for Hampers will take place on Friday, December 12 and 25 for Hampers will take place on Friday, December 19.
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Touch-Down at the Irish Centre for Grey Cup

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Touch-down at the Irish Centre and Enjoy Grey Cup with Us!
The Irish Centre will be hosting a Grey Cup Party on Sunday, November 30 at 1PM.
The kitchen will be serving up chili, coleslaw and a bun for $7 and hot dogs for $2.  Where else can youu get a deal like that?
There will also be beer specials.
Come down to cheer on your favourite team and enjoy some great food and drink specials in our family friendly environment!!
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Martin Kerr Plays this Weekend

The Irish Club is pleased to present Martin Kerr this Saturday night (October 25).
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A singer-songwriter, Martin grew up in an English market town, and has traveled to over 30 countries.
Musically, Martin has had a varied career, recording three albums of children’s songs while working at a pre-school in Beijing to appearing on Canadian Idol in 2008.
He now comes to the Irish Club, where we will get the benefit of his clear voice and stories from the road.
Come out and enjoy the music with us!
You can find information on Martin and his music online at www.martinkerrmusic.ca
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Support the Mike McDonnell Scholarship

 

The Mike McDonnell Scholarship will be awarded on Friday, November 14 at the Irish Club.

All members and guests are encouraged attend this evening to celebrate the 2014 recipients of the scholarship and raise some funds to support future future awards.
Plan to stay for the night, support our fund raiser, and enjoy music from The Acoustaholics.
The program starts at 8:30!  See you there!
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Halloween Spooktacular!

Get your best costume on and get ready to do the monster mash!

On Saturday, November 1, the Irish Club will be dim the lights and host party from 1 to 4 PM for the kids.  The free party will have food and games and as always, lots of fun!

In the evening, the fun will continue for those of you still kids at heart.  There will be prizes for the weirdest and most original costumes.  Like a ball at Dracula’s castle, you’ll be able to dance the night away with a DJ.ghost

See you there!

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The Pig Event!

The Irish Club will be holding a free pig roast and family BBQ on Sunday, September 21 from 3PM to 6PM.

In addition to the delectable roast pig, there will be hot dogs, hamburgers, pop and treats for the kids.

A special thanks goes out to Erin & Mick O’Toole who donated the pig and to Isobel & Ted Nesdole who donated the roaster.  Ted will be out there roasting the pig so be sure to say hi!

Come on out and join us!

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Welcoming Irish Triathletes to Edmonton

Edmonton is playing host to the ITU World Triathalon Grand Final this weekend, and a group of 26 athletes are coming from Ireland.

As they give it all when running, biking and swimming, they will be looking for some Irish support. There will be an Irish athletes tent in Hawrelak Park, and on Monday there will be live Irish music on the race route in the park.

The organisers are also in the process of designating an “Irish Corner” so that we can all assemble with flags, banners, horns, bells, bodhrans and whistles to make some noise for the Irish competitors.  That location has not been finalised yet, but it will be a high visibility location.  Stay Tuned!  The main event will be televised live to a world-wide audience of over 47 million viewers.

The athletes have already been invited to watch the Dublin/Donegal football game, and have a hearty Irish breakfast on Sunday morning.

So this a call to everyone to get involved, and make the Irish team welcome and show that we are world class Irish/Edmontonians.

There is a large Irish involvement in the organising committee and we would like to make this a truly memorable weekend for everyone.

The “Parade of Nations” is on Thursday evening, and that would be a great place to show our support for the athletes as the march in. So dress up in green and make some noise!
All the details and event schedules can be found on the Triathlon website.

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Come Golf With Us

The Irish Sports & Social will be holding its golf tournament on Sunday, September 14 at Victoria Golf Course.

The cost is $80 for members and $90 for non-members.  If you don’t care for golf but like steak, you also have the option of coming to the BBQ for $20.

Please register by September 7 at the Irish Centre.

If you have any questions, please contact Murray Connors at 780-913-2282.

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Wishing the Webbs Well

Long time volunteers Jim and Anne Webb are moving away from Edmonton.

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Irish Sports & Social Society President Martin Doyle presents a token of appreciation to the Webbs at the well attended event on August 14.

To show our appreciation for their long years of service and friendship, the Irish Sports & Social Society will be holding a good bye and good luck party for them on Thursday, August 14 at 7:30 PM.

Come down and wish them well in their new adventures, and enjoy some light refreshments too!

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Come Meet the Irish Ambassador!

The Irish Sports & Social is pleased to welcome His Exellency Ray Bassett, Ireland’s Ambassador to Canada on Wednesday, July 30 at 7PM.

An informal meet and greet will be held in his honour and we would be pleased if you could join us.

He is hoping to meet with some of the recent arrivals from Ireland.

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