Death of Paddy Fox

Death of Paddy Fox

The death occurred on Wednesday of our club President, Paddy Fox, Corrick. Predeceased by his grandson, Myles McDonagh, brothers Jim and John, sister Joan. Paddy is sadly missed by his wife Ena, daughters Noelin, Eithne and Eimear, sons Donal and Colum, grandchildren, sisters, Frances Shanley and Attracta Gowran, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, brothers –in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, neighbours and friends. Paddy was one of natures gentlemen. He was a Player and Administrator with Annaduff G.A.A for many years. When he finished playing he served Annaduff as an Official and Coach. After the death of Fr. Sean Manning, Paddy managed all underage teams with great success, especially at under 14 and under 16 level, winning numerous county titles. He not only managed the teams, he brought most of the team to the matches in his car, no one was left behind when he arrived with his Volkswagon. When things were going badly, Paddy always had great encouragement at half time, always looking at the bright side. He also served on Bord na Og. Paddy was also a strong Leitrim supporter and was a mastermind on Leitrim teams of the past, especially Leitrim County Junior teams. His proudest moment with Annaduff was probably when Annaduff won the senior championship in 2004. Annaduff G.A.A provided a guard of honour at Paddy’s Removal and Gerry Newton and his team did tremendous work over the three days. Paddy was one of the main men in the revival of Annaduff G.A.A in 1958. Apart from sport, Paddy was a man of many interests, he was one of the founding members of Annaduff Credit Union. He started work with C.I.E in Clarermorris where he worked for three years, after Leitrim, Mayo was his great love at county level. When he left Claremorris, he started his Teaching career in Adoon, Cloone, then went to Jamestown, finally ending up as Principal in his beloved Annaduff National School. He was a farmer also and a member of I.F.A. He loved in later years to walk the farm checking on his numerous sheep. Removal took place to St. Marys Church, Annaduff with burial in the adjoining Cemetery. A great and lovely man has died. May he rest in peace.


Division 1 (round 1) Annaduff v Aughnasheelin in Aughnasheelin on Sunday next at 12.00.

Allan’s New Barber Shop

Best of luck to Bornacoola footballer, Allan Croghan on the opening of a new Barbers Shop in Rooskey Village, beside Tommy Cox’s Pub.

Seamus McGlynn Darts Cup

Seamus McGlyyn Cup 11th Annual Darts Competition in aid of Mayo /Roscommon Foundation takes place in C.J’s Bar, Rooskey on Sunday, 23rd February 2014. Six boards on show. 301 Double In, Double Out. Draw at 4.30pm. Games at 5pm. Entry fee 15 euro- Cash prizes. Refreshments served. Contact : James McGlynn at 087 3130544.

G.A.A / Parish Lotto

At the draw held on Sunday week, there was no Jackpot winner, the numbers drawn were 2, 7, 11, 20. The 50 euro winner was Anne Beirne, Drumgildra. The 25 euro winners were Genevive Cox, Antfield, Brendan O’Beirne, Ita Faughnan, Isabella McAllister. The next draw takes place in Duignan’s of Drumsna on Sunday night with a Jackpot of 6,300 euro.