El clasico, Dundalk style, a charity football event was held in the Friary field on Sat 4th November. The Dominican select XI, captained by former Man Utd and Norwich player Fr Philip Mulryne OP, took on the local team St Dominic’s and their select XI, captained by Liam Burns. Afterwards it was off to the Friary Church for the opening of the Novena, preached by Fr Philip who was accompanied at Mass by the new Friary choir made up of, mostly, members of the Friary Youth Club.
Twenty-four hours later people came together in the Dominican hall – next to the Church – to hear a number of speakers including Fr Philip, to launch a new course to be run by the Friary Introduction to Christianity.
All in all it was a busy, but fun week-end, in the Friary.