MR WILLIAM MCCLELLAND: There was widespread regret with the news of the death on Friday of Mr William McClelland,Ballinatemple Ballinagh. A highly respected member of the farming community and one of the districts most respected residents William was throughout his long life a kind and helpful neighbour whose knowledge in general but in particular in matters relating to farming and livestock was widely known with his expert advice often sought by neighbours and countless friends and always readily available.
In addition to managing his very extensive farming enterprise William was also a much sought after agricultural contractor whose work throughout the district was of the highest standard and much appreciated by the farming community . His passing is widely mourned. Predeceased by his wife Dorothy and daughter Ruby ,he is survived by his sons Ivan and Trevor daughter Audrey daughter in law June sisters Mrs Jean Benett and Mrs May McHugh,grandchildren nephews nieces and a large family circle to whom I extend the sympathy of our community. St Patricks Church Ballinatemple was crowded to capacity for the funeral service which took place on Sunday being attend by sympathisers from Cavan and adjoining counties and bore ample testimony to the esteem which the family are held throughout the region. The Dean of Kilmore and rector of Ballintemple Dan Raymond Ferguson conducted the funeral service.
CRUSHING DEFEAT: Local gaels travelled in large numbers to Kingspan Breffni Park on Sunday where Cavan suffered a seventeen point defeat from the visiting Kildare team which was the heaviest defeat inflicted on a Cavan team in championship football in almost seventy years on August 20th 1944. Roscommon then the reigning All Ireland champions defeated Cavan in the All Ireland senior semi final at Croke park by 5-8 to 1-3 which was also a seventeen point defeat.
BLESSING OF GRAVES: The blessing of the graves in Drumcor Cemetery will take place on Sunday 29th July . Mass will be celebrated in the cemetery at 3pm weather permitting and the grave plots will be blessed immediately afterwards. People with grave plots are asked to please ensure that it is neat and tidy for the occasion.
SYMPATHY: is extended to Mrs Anne Marie Sheridan NT Urney on the death of her uncle Mr John Brady Carricknabrick Loughduff.
VINTAGE CLUB: Balinagh Vintage Club are holding a monster table quiz in the Royal Bar Ballyjamesduff on this Friday Night July 20th at 9pm. Table of four 40 euro. Proceeds in aid of family friends of Cavan Monaghan Respite centre Cootehill and of new autistic class room in St Felims National School Ballinagh and do please support.
GUITAR LESSONS: In Ballinagh Community Centre on Saturdays from 9am to 3pm for particulars call 086 3909360.