It was with great sadness that we heard the news of Noel's death on Thursday last Sept. 11th. We in Castlerea were privileged to have worked with Noel as our MD for 'Joseph'. He was introduced to us by his great friend, the late Joe Donoghue. He will always be remembered by Castlerea Musical members who worked with him as a very talented musician, someone who brought out the best in everyone and a man of great humility. His passing is a huge loss to musical theatre in the western region. However he has left a wonderful legacy - he introduced so many young people to musical theatre through his years in St. Jarleth's College many of whom have gone on to entertain audiences throughout the country. To his wife Ann and their 3 children we extend our deepest sympathies and pray that God will give them the strength to carry on at this very difficult time.