Late Mickey Hoey

Late Mickey Hoey

The people of Ballyfore, Edenderry and surrounding areas were very

saddened on the death of Mickey Hoey who died on Wednesday, 10th April

after a long illness.

Mickey was extremely well-known as a top-class mechanic and for many

years he operated a garage on the Dublin road of which he was co-owner.

He served his time to the motor trade in Kilcock and he soon progressed to

earn the reputation as a very good Mechanic.

He had a great love for GAA and especially his own club of Ballyfore, where

he was very popular with all the players and officials. He supported Offaly and

never missed a game.

His funeral to St. Mary’s Church on Friday was overflowing with mourners. His

burial took place to the adjoining cemetery.

Sincere sympathy is extended to his wife Vera, sons Christopher,

Michael, Thomas and Martin, daughters Helen, Dolores and Cora, brother

Liam, daughters-in-law, sons-in-law, sister-in-law, grandchildren, great-

grandchildren, relatives and a large circle of friends.

May He Rest In Peace.

Head for County Clare

Walk, jog or run across the Burren terrain on Saturday, 25th May and

take part for your favourite charity, for fun, for fitness, for a family day out.

Participants can decide on a Full Marathon, Half Marathon or u16’s Mini

Marathon. For info and to enter visit www.clareburrenmarathonchallenge.com

or phone 087-7779714.

Youth Pilgrimage to Medjugorje

Youth Pilgrimage to Medjugorje with spiritual directors Fr. Liam Morgan and

Fr. Ruairi O’Domhnaill, group leaders Yvonne Rooney and Robert Norton.

The Pilgrimage will begin on Wednesday, 31st July for a total of seven nights

and caters for people from 16 – 30 years of age.

The cost per person is €599 per person and includes full religious programme

for Medjugorje Youth Festival. For information on the Pilgrimage please

contact Yvonne Rooney on 087-7788007.

Ladies Boxing

Boxing Classes for Women takes place at Edenderry Boxing Club every

Wednesday and Friday night from 7.30pm – 9pm. The classes cost €8.

Everyone is welcome to come along for a great workout and good craic.

For further information please contact Adrian Brereton on 087-9799445.

Successful Daffodil Day in Edenderry

Pauline Grennan would like to thank everyone who bought or sold daffodils on

Daffodil Day which was held recently in Edenderry.

Thanks to the people who supplied daffodils, to the shops for their support, to

KARE and Mary Kennedy for their help and support on the day.

Thanks to the Lynam family for their donation of €997.20.

A total of €6,108.44 was presented to the Offaly Hospice Foundation.

Donations sought for statue

Donations would be greatly appreciated for the purchase and erection of a

Statue in honour of St. Padre Pio at St. Mary’s Church. The cost of the statue

and pedestal is €1,800 approx.

Donations are welcome and should be placed in an envelope and left into the

Friends of St. Padre Pio box located at the Parish Centre.

These envelopes will be opened next June and the statue will then be


Reduced RATE at Golf Club

Edenderry Golf Club has reduced membership rates for 2013. Full

Membership is now €495. Beginners can join for €150. Junior Membership

(including 3rd Level Students) is €80.

There is a weekly prize for the best ‘New Member’ score and free lessons with

our Club Professional for all New Beginners.

For further information please contact Edenderry Golf Club on 046-9731072.