Do you know Tommy?
Yes we know Pastor Thomas. He used to be involved with The Living Word Church in Galway. He then took over the Abundant Life Church Galway when Kevin Sanford did a runner leaving a massive bill for non payment of rent. He then allied himself to Brendan Hade in Dublin and the Church was renamed Victory Galway. Now with the collapse of the Crock of Gold Church in Firhouse they have renamed themselves Connect Church.
Now suddenly I get a call from Dundalk from a bewildered citizen who will remain nameless telling me that Grace Church had closed and that suddenly Pastor Cooney was opening a new outfit called Connect Church, Dundalk. So is Tommy using our new great motorways to operate in two locations? Or is this a holding pattern till the dust settles in Dundalk in regard to Grace Church? Is he coming as part of the biblical receivers? After what happened in Galway where Tom Cooney was brought in by Hade after he had taken over Abundant Life in Galway. Do we have a kind of pseudo takeover here to divert the new Charities Regulator?
Some connections are in order to use a pun. Tom Cooney’s sister is married to Hassan Boyle. Hassan Boyle was at one time connected to Victory Christian Church and Brendan Hade. I met him at a meeting when they were based in Westland Row. He obviously had a falling out but he brought the idea of a Christian School to Dundalk as there had been one in Dublin and it was in the Industrial Estate until the Fire regulations kicked in. I understand it has closed again. There was also a Starbucks Cafe in the Industrial Estate attached to the Church. It closed on Christmas Eve without explanation. Starbucks was a feature of Victory in Firhouse? Where is this leading you tell me?
So here it is folks, our last day
I’d just like to acknowledge our wonderful staff.
Our original manager Spencer Cantu, a real gentleman, Claire Copas, Charlotte Murtagh, Carrie McCoy (who was responsible for all the young men coming in!) Nathan ‘pretty boy’ Cooney (who was responsible for all the young ladies coming in!), Michael Narainsamy, the ever cheerful Megan Cooney and of late Danielle, short yet sweet. And not to forget Dearbhla Cooney who held it all together in spite of us! Thank you all sooo much guys, it was a pleasure! Now you’re all fired!! Lol.
End of an era…….you might say!
Why has Pastor Conney opened up in Dundalk? He is from the town, but is he closing down Galway and moving home? We hope the public by leaving comments here will let us know?
Exciting news new year new beginning, new church opening for Dundalk this Sunday. Everyone welcome we would love to see you there at 11am
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Great day in connect church Dundalk. thank you everyone for coming GREATER things are ahead for us excited for next Sunday already