It's not everyone who has 2 Surprise Parties!!
The Leaders of Tullylish Youth Group decided 6 weeks ago to host a Surprise Birthday Party for their President, Father Powell
To put the P.P. off the scent of the big Surprise Party, on Thursday 9th October,
Surprise Party No 1 was held in the Parochial House!
When Fr. Powell returned from a meeting, he found that all his "little helpers"
had invaded his dining room!
Of course, we had to have a birthday cake!
NOW FOR THE REAL PARTY!
The Hall is ready
and the food is piping hot!
When Fr. P arrived back from the 7.30pm Mass in Clare, a banner greeted him in his own back yard saying:
The Leaders of TYG then met him and invited him to join them for a 'Chinese' in the Den!!!
I think he was a little shocked to find nearly 70 people waiting for him in the Den, singing "Happy Birthday"
He was more than a little shocked to see his family there!
Fr. Powell shaking hands with his sister Nancy and brother Kevin
Fr. Gerry shaking hands with Oliver and Anne McAteer
The P.P. giving an 'accusing glance" at the photographer!!
John Monaghan didn't escape either!!
It's great when a plan comes together!
Oliver Moore entertaining us all with a song or two
Lynn and Margaret in fine voice
Pat McEvoy joined in the fun
Well done to John Monaghan who kept the music going
Mairead Magee with Aveen McCrory
Mickey and Myrtle Maguire with TYG Leader Paula
Great friends of Fr. P from Lurgan - Eugene and Elizabeth Barrett
Nora, Anne and Liz praying that everything will be O.K.
Mr and Mrs Conor McConville from Lurgan, close friends of Fr. Powell
Paul Laverty kept the drinks flowing for the party
Joe and Nora Jordan enjoyed the evening
Marie McConville and Mary Dugan from Lurgan - more close friends of the birthday boy
Oliver and Anne McAteer
Teresa Fitzpatrick and Lily Finnegan really enjoyed the party
Pat and Josephine McEvoy with Oliver Moore
Pat was a class mate of Fr. Powell in St. Colman's College
Seamus and Moya Morgan
Plunkett and Marie Campbell
Emmanuel and Anne Green
Seamus and Eileen Murphy
Paul and Christine Moore
Sean and Marie O'Dowd
The Likely Lads - Brendan McAteer and Peter Hendron
Fr. P with close friend Brian McConville from Lurgan
Lorna Hendron kept the words flowing on to the screen for the singing
Seamus and Eileen McDermott enjoyed the craic
Pat McEvoy made the cake
Fr. Powell invites his sister Nancy to help him cut the cake
Fr. P sings 'The Boys from the County Armagh' - cheek!!
The star of the evening - CHRISTINE MOORE sings a duet with John
Oliver joins Christine for a song - or two - or three!
Well done, Christine - you were a STAR!
Fr. Powell receives a gift from Tullylish Youth Group
A huge thank you to all who kept their mouths shut for the past six weeks!
Thanks to the 'A Team', the loyal band of helpers of Tullylish Youth Group who helped the party happen and thanks to all who donated food, wine, soft drinks - and anything else!