Pat Jordan, Feenoone, was the winner of two All-Ireland senior football final tickets on Saturday night at McNamara’s Bar, Louisburgh. This was the first in a series of fundraisers for the Mayor of Louisburgh campaign.
Other winners on the night were Máire Gibbons, Ballyhip, who won a Gaffney’s Restaurant voucher, Ellen Power won a bottle of whiskey, and Finian Clarke won a Mayo hoodie.
A large crowd listened to the three Mayor of Louisburgh candidates before the draw was held. All three candidates were gracious in their appreciation of the generosity of the community for supporting the cause. All funds raised are going to the development under way at the local GAA grounds.
Brendan Heneghan outlined that he and his team are organising a hospital bed push from Ballina to Louisburgh.
Jimmy Corrigan used the event to announce his next event, which is a giant auction, and appealed for people to get in contact with him if they have any goods for auction or if they would like to contribute in any way.
Michael O’Malley was very vocal in proposing that double yellow lines be painted at the pier at Carramore. He said that it is a danger to the people to have cars parking all over the pier area. His monster quiz night is scheduled to take place in Joe Mac’s on Friday August 30.
Chairman of Louisburgh GAA, James Morrison, congratulated all the candidates on their continued efforts and thanked the community at large for its support of the cause. He thanked Gaffney’s Restaurant, Stikkit Labels, and all the sponsors for their support.
Over the coming weeks the candidates will be interviewed on Westport Radio by Martin Curry on his programme which airs from 8pm to 10pm on Sundays.