Omagh St Endas will officially launch their 80th Anniversary celebrations next Tuesday 28th February, when past and present club members, administrators and players come together for a special Mass in the Scared Heart Church at 7.30pm.
The ceremony is timed to mark the exact date on which the club was formed 80 years ago by a group of local men who met in the former St. Patrick’s Hall which was based opposite the Sacred Heart Church..
“It is entirely fitting that we bring our members back to almost the same location where the club was formed exactly 80 years ago,” said Club Chairman Seamus Hannigan this week..
“Our Mass next Tuesday will be a way of giving thanks to those who had the foresight to establish St. Enda’s and it will also be great opportunity for the community to acknowledge the current generation of players and members who work hard to keep the club successful,” added Seamus..
An open invitation is extended to everyone in the Parish and further afield to attend the Mass which will celebrate the club’s sporting and cultural impact in the Omagh community over the past eight decades. “We will be especially keen to see as many past players and members from earlier years,” confirmed club officials All current club players at all levels, members and supporters are also invited to attend for the start of the official celebrations. Everyone is requested to be be seated in the Sacred Heart Church by 7.20pm.
Car parking is available in the grounds of St. Colmcille’s School and car users are advised to note that St. Joseph’s Hall will be used for bingo from 9pm.
After the ceremony, refreshments will be served back in the club.
A number of other celebratory events are planned for 2012 before the Anniversary year comes to a climax on Friday 23rd November with a gala black tie dinner in the Great Northern Hotel in Bundoran.