Anthony is kept in the dark about 40th bash

Gorey Guardian - - NEWS -

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.

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