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Mike McPhillips Memorial Sweepstake on Friday

On this Friday night, October 23, Longford Greyhound Track will host a competition called the Mike McPhillips Memorial Sweepstake.

  Mr McPhillips, who was well-known in Roscommon town, died in May. He was the ‘Local Bread Van’ co-ordinator for Molloy’s Bakery, Abbeytown, Roscommon town, and an avid greyhound enthusiast.

  On Friday night, racing starts at 8 pm and Mike’s many friends are welcome to join with Longford race track in celebrating his life.

  Entry on the night with be free of charge and there will be a bucket collection for the Irish Heart Foundation.

  Two weeks before Mike’s sudden passing, Mike and his good friend Tommy Richardson purchased a greyhound called Bodens Spirit. 

  On Friday, October 9, Bodens Spirit won its way to the final of the sweepstake.  Starting in Trap 1, it would be a great night for all if Bodens Spirit crosses the line in 1st place.

  It promises to be a good night and no doubt there will be a sad reflection on Mike’s sudden passing but also no doubt there will be many happy memories.

  If anybody wishes to leave a donation for the Irish Heart Foundation in Molloys Bakery, Abbeytown, they can do so until Sunday, October 25.