Anthony is kept in the dark about 40th bash
It’s not often anyone gets to pull the wool over the eyes of Anthony Walsh from Donishall, Askamore, but somehow quite a few people managed it recently.
He went out for the evening with his wife Colette, and children Ben (11), Clodagh (8), and Cara (two-and-a-half) for a quiet family meal in Poole’s of Carnew to celebrate his 40th birthday.
It was a lovely enjoyable meal, but unfortunately they had to leave early as there was a Rackard League medal presentation to attend in Askamore Hall.
Only there wasn’t. There were around 100 people inside waiting to surprise him for his birthday including his parents Mary and Willie, his sisters Ashling and Ailish, and his parents-in-law Christy and Carmel.
‘He hadn’t a clue,’ laughed Colette. ‘He has never been caught out before. You’d want to be up very early to catch him out.’
Once he got over the initial shock, with a few choice words said to those responsible, he settled in for a great evening. Among those in attendance were many of his colleagues from Drumderry Aggregate in Bunclody.
The evening included tasty food from Pat Kelly in Candy’s, Carnew, and music for the night was provided by Pat Fleming.
It turned out to be a great evening and sincere thanks were sent to all who attended, and all who wished him well on his milestone birthday. Sincere thanks too went to the Askamore Hall committee for the use of the venue.
Pictured in Poole’s restaurant, Carnew, Anthony Walsh, Donishall, who celebrated his 40th birthday with his wife Colette Walsh and their children, Ben, Cara and Clodagh.