DEATH OF NOTED BUSINESSMAN: Shock disbelief and profound sadness spread throughout the community of his native district with the news of the death which occurred suddenly and unexpectedly in Coventry following a few days illness of Mr Frank Brady.
Son of Michael and Mrs Brady Rathracken Ballinagh. Frank as a young man moved to reside in England as did many of his age group taking up residence in Coventry. It was there that he secured his first employment while later he set up his own business enterprise which over the years expanded becoming one of Britain’s most successful and a business that was a credit to the hard work and foresight of this most unassuming Irish man. Like all Cavan people his love for gaelic games was formost and in the land of his adoption Frank became deeply involved in the organising and administration of Cumann Luithchleas Gael. He became President of the Roger Casement club and a driving force behind many of the major successes in the club over the last number of years. Frank was an energetic club member always willing to push the boundaries to advance the club. He had wonderful ideas for fundraising and was a major contributor in the club’s success in securing its own pitch and facilities. It was Frank who also had the vision to organise in 2005 a tour to New York which was an event that will last with any club member who was fortunate to be included in the trip. He rarely missed a club meeting while his generosity towards the club and its members knew no bounds. So proud was Frank of the GAA that he did not limit his drive and ambition to the Casements Club alone but was also chairman of the ground development Committee at Pairc na hEireann and played a huge role in securing third pitch at Pairc na Heireann. Frank was well known and respectd throughout the GAA community on both sides of the Irish sea. Here at GAA headquarters he was a most respected figure .To Mary,his children brother Patrick and sister Mary (Mae) nephews nieces cousins extended family and countless friends I extend the heartfelt sympathy of our community. The removal of the remains took place to St Felim’s Church Ballinagh in the presence of an extremely large congregation from near and far with a guard of honour provided by members of Ballinagh gaelic football club while the funeral which again was of extremely large dimensions being representative of sporting and business bodies with the attendance including Uachtarain of Cumannn Luithchleas Gael Liam O’Neill and Uachtarain of comhairle ulaon Aoghain Farrell taking place following con-celebrated mass to the family burial ground. May his gentle soul rest in peace.
MISSION CHURCH: Gospel service in Ballinagh Mission Church on Sunday July 8th at 8pm. Speaker Mr Ronnie Killops . Everyone very welcome.
BLESSSING OF GRAVES: In glorious weather the annual ceremony of the blessing of the graves in the Ballinagh old and new cemeteries took place on Sunday in the presence of very large congregations of relatives and friends. Both cemeteries were immaculately clean with the grave plots tastefully prepared with flowers and shrubs displayed and were a credit to all concerned. Very Rev Peter Casey PP conducted the service.
KILMORE CATHEDRAL: 18th Summer barbecue at the parochial Hall on Friday 13th July at 8pm. Music by Cecil Gilpin. Everyone is very welcome.
OUTING OVER 50S: One day outing to Bundoran and Donegal town on Wednesday 18th July . Refreshments in Bundoran and there will be a break for an evening meal on return journey. All in fare is twenty five euro per person. Bus leaves Ballinagh community centre at 9am and if travelling book at the post office Ballinagh or contact Margaret Ruden on (049) 4337935 as soon as possible.
UNENPLOYMENT SUPPORT: If you want advice on putting together CVs and cover letters or any help and support on job searching and interview skills free of charge please call (049) 4336070.
SUICIDE: The stress of life can have terrible consequences in some cases and very often it is only after a tragedy that people wake up to the suffering of the individual. Greater sensitivity to one another’s struggles can help to avoid such grief. A voluntary organisation named ‘So Sad’ is available to provide information on suicide awareness and support organisation and can be contacted by calling 087 909 7198 or (049) 4326339.Free bereavement support and counselling available at 3 tower hamlets Farnham Street Cavan.
ACCIDENTS: During the Summer holiday period accidents happen due to excitement and lack of due care so everybody is asked to be on their guard especially when swimming or around moving machinery.
GREEN FLAG: Congratulations to Ballinagh National School on being awarded a second green flag for their work on energy conservation. This is a very important issue and has received much attention in recent years so we are pleased that any children are being educated to care about energy – how it is produced -its costs and how it is best used and how it can be wasted.
COMMUNITY ALERT: Important meeting in the community centre on this Thursday July 12 at 8.30pm.It is in everyone’s interest to please attend and it is hoped that every household will be represented.
TIDY TOWN: The Fas workers and local volunteers are to be commended for the work they do in keeping both Ballinagh and Crossdoney tidy and neat. However their efforts are in vain if everybody doesn’t support the cause so it behoves us all to do our bit to see that litter is picked up. Grass is cut and hedges are trimmed.
Television: RTE television is switching from analogue to digital transmission on October 24. People are invited to a special meeting dealing with this to be held in the community centre Ballinagh on Monday July 9th at 7.30pm . Ms Elisha McCaffrey Cavan digital outreach champion will attend and provide information.
SYMPATHY: is extended to Mr George Smith Garymore on the death of his brother Patrick who was a noted singer and goalkeeper for Cormore gaelic football club. May his soul rest in peace.