THERE was a party in Cluskey’s pub at Duffy’s Cross on Saturday night, applause at Mass in Darver chapel on Sunday morning, and cheers at the St Joseph’s v St Fechin’s match on Sunday afternoon, and the man at the centre of it all was Simon Fagan from Darver who bagged €3,595, 558 euro in the National Lottery on Saturday night.
Our congratulations to Simon and our very best wishes.
Simon is one of the much valued community workers at the Darver Centre of Excellence.
And at a time when everyone is struggling and we hear nothing but tales of economic woe, it is just nice to hear such a good luck story.
“I was watching the draw on television,” said Simon. “I got my ticket out of my pocket to check it and I said to my mam that if number 22 comes out last then we’re in business.
“When the bal was drawn out I went a bit quiet. then I went into the kitchen to tell mam.
“She wnet mad with excitement when I told her the news.”
Simon then set up a tap in Cluskey’s for all his friends but was up the next morning for Mass as usual in Darver.
Then he called to Lanney’s of Ardee to try and thank Lisa Carolan who sold him the winning €6 euro ticket.
And then it was off to the match in Termonfeckin to do umpire.
He might he a millionaire but he will always be there for St Joseph’s GFC and the GAA.