Kildare parish’s prayers bring All Ireland success

Two Mile House parish prayed together before Croker final

After moving Sunday Mass back one hour to allow the parish and their GAA team to worship together before their All Ireland Junior Club final last Sunday, Two Mile House parish has become the first Co. Kildare team to win an All Ireland at any grade.

Team captain, Niall Browne praised parish priest Fr Paul Dempsey for facilitating the team by changing the Mass time. “He saw the potential of everyone being together by changing the Mass and it was a great sending off for all the lads before the game,” he told The Irish Catholic.

“The team were very nervous and it took our minds off the game and showed us how many people were there to support us. To change such a long-standing traditional for us was very decent of Fr Paul.”

At 10am Mass the GAA players filled the front pews of the church and Fr Dempsey read a text message from Bishop Denis Nulty wishing the team well. After Mass the team led a convoy of cars and busses from the church to Croke Park and on to their eventual win.