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.
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.