THE new mayor of Tubbercurry assumed office this week.
Pat Kilcoyne has taken the crown of mayor following on from the Tubbercurry’s last mayor, the late Joe Masterson.
The mayoral election in Tubbercurry was held to raise funds and make improvements to GAA facilities in the town, with all the money raised from events organised by those in the mayoral race going back into Tubbercurry GAA club.
Speaking to the Sligo Weekender following on from his victory, Pat Kilcoyne talked of his delight.
“Joe Masterson, a good GAA man, was the last mayor so there is a bit of prestige to it. To be honest it is all about fundraising for the club. I raised a bit more money than everyone else and that it how I ended up mayor,” Pat said.
The penultimate night of the mayoral election was held in Killoran’s Lounge in Tubbercurry last weekend, with much anticipation from those gathered to find out who would take up the mayor’s office.
“There was a bit of craic about it and everyone wanted to find out who raised the most money. We had a table quiz on the night and had 22 tables so it was well supported, as were the other events that were ran so it was great fun on the night and they announced me as the winner and put a chain around my neck and it makes feel you important on the night,” Pat said.
Gracious in victory, Tubbercurry’s new mayor was quick to praise his fellow contestants in the mayoral race.
“Fair play to all the contestants. Michelle O’Hara, Paddy ‘Axel’ Foely, Stephen Gilmartin and John Murphy. We had all sorts of different events on from pool competitions to table quizzes to concerts and plays.
All the events were well supported by the local community and everyone bought into it,” Pat commented.
There was over €30,000 raised over the course of the Tubbercurry Mayoral election.
The funds raised will be used to repair the stand at Kilcoyne Park and make further developments to Tubbercurry GAA Club.