Frank Roche Benefit Night demonstrated tru Irish community spirit and generosity

Cycling legend Sean Kelly and Waterford hurling great Tony Browne were among the legion of people who supported the recent Frank Roche Family Fund benefit night in Clonea-Power.

Cycling legend Sean Kelly and Waterford hurling great Tony Browne were among the legion of people who supported the recent Frank Roche Family Fund benefit night in Clonea-Power.

The benefit night in Clancy’s Bar took place on July 20 to raise funds for the surviving partner and five children of local man Frank Roche, who died suddenly in April.

The Frank Roche Family Fund Committee said it wished to thank all who attended, supported and helped organise the event and gave special mention to the very many, who travelled from Carrick-on-Suir to the benefit night.

“It was a great evening that showed when it really matters Irish community spirit and generosity is second to none,” the Committee said.

The Committee thanks the following sponsors: Trabolgan Holidays, Murphy’s Super Valu, Carrick; Harvey Travel, Waterford; South East Bean Bags Ltd., Butler Electrical, First Class Castles, Ladbrokes, Carrick-on-Suir; The Carraig Hotel, Bourke’s clothes shop, Outfield Sports, Studio 2 gents hairdresser, Aaron’s Take Away, Paddy Power Betting, Meany’s Shoes, The Far East Restaurant, Phelan’s Shoes, Marty’s Pantry, Butler’s Florist, Meade’s Chemist, John Hogan Butcher and Studio 30.

It also thanks Samantha Roche, Brian Roche, Imelda Roche, Carroll’s Pharmacy, Waterford; Sam Mc Cauley, cyclist Sean Kelly, Mount Juliet Golf Club, Crystal City Creations, Waterford; Honora Nugent, Rathgormack and Waterford hurler Tony Brown for generously donating auction items.

Tony Coffey did a great job running the auction armed with Tony Browne’s hurley and a tremendous wit and repartee. Winners of the benefit night raffle were: Mary Galvin, Moonmenane; Mark Kirwan, c/o Scrahan Motors; Paddy Walsh, Carrick-on-Suir; Percy Hannon, Joanstown; Eddie Gahan, Butlerstown; Leah Lyons, Carrick-on-Suir; Breda Walsh, Whitestown; Calvin Lyons, Carrick-on-Suir.

The Committee also acknowledges donations from Clonea GAA Club, Tom Phelan, Evergreen Landscaping Ltd., Fiddown; Brett Brothers Ltd., Kilmacthomas; Blathana Florist, Portlaw, Easons of Clonmel, Sean Kelly Sports Centre, Clonea Gun Club, Clonea Juvenile GAA Club, Bernie Kelly, Clonea; Maudie Kennedy, Rathgormack; Tesco, Ardkeen; Jane Casey Florist, Dungarvan; The Tannery Bar and West Gate Bar.