This Sunday, August 12th, a number of events will be organised in memory of the late Joe Deacy and everyone is invited to attend.
Joe, who was 21-years old, was found seriously injured in Gorthnasillagh, Swinford on Saturday August 12th last year by a passing cyclist.
Mr Deacy, a native of St Alban’s in the UK, was transferred to Mayo University Hospital and then to Beaumont Hospital Dublin, where he died on August 13th.
On Sunday, a Mass will be celebrated, a wreath laying ceremony will take place and a memorial Gaelic football match will also be held.
The events are being organized by St Colmcille’s GAA club, in St Alban’s where Joe was a valued member.
St Colmcille’s PRO Shane Gill told Midwest News today that Sunday is a chance to rejuvenate the search for answers and an opportunity to celebrate Joe’s passions, which were football, in particular Mayo and West Ham United.
The mass will take place in Bohola Church at 11.30am on Sunday, followed by the laying of a wreath at the house where Joe was found at 1pm.
This will be followed by a memorial Gaelic football match at 2pm in Swinford Amenity Park, where his club St Colmcilles GAC, will take on ‘The Hammers’, a team comprised of Joe’s friends and family and named after his favourite soccer team, West Ham.