DEATH: Death of Mr Jim Plunkett: There is widespread regret in the Carrigallen and his native Ballinamore parishes at the death of Mr Jim Plunkett Clooncorick Carrigallen which has occurred at Tallaght Intensive Care Hospital Dublin following a brief illness. He was both a former club secretary and a player of the famous Aughawillan football team who lined out straight full forward on the first winning team in Aughawillan,the 1960 junior team with whom he celebrated a 50th reunion 12 months ago. A GAA man to heart, after he moved to Bagnelstown Co Carlow his involvement continued as secretary of the Aughawllan club for 17 years. Although living away from Aughawillan he remained a loyal club supporter who took pride in the club’s numerous senior championship. He also had another good win in winning the heart of local girl Lilly McGoohan Carrigallen who assisted him at successful business in Bagnelstown and rearing their family. On the couple’s retirement an their family came to reside in Clooncorick Carrigallen where they all became very popular with all the locals. Sympathy is extended to his wife Clooncorick Carrigallen daughters Mary Navan Carmel Roscommon brothers Oliver and Pappy & sister Lily sons in law brothers in law nieces nephews and a large family circle. A large guard of honour from the Aughawillan and Bagnelstown football clubs , jersies were in his coffin , were present on the arrival of his remains to Saint Marys Church Carrigallen and a large congregation was also present for his funeral Mass which was celebrated by Rev Ultan McGoohan CC Cavan an cousin of Mrs Plunkett. Burial took place in adjoining cemetery. May his soul rest in peace.
ACTIVE AGE: Carrigallen and Drumeela Active Age. Carrigallen and Drumeela Active age recently had an interesting and informative presentation about the benefits of Aloe Vera. Not only can the gel from this cactus-like plant help restore the balance in the digestive system,it can also benefit some skin problems as well as helping, in certain cases to relieve aches and pains. As with all natural remedies the presenter was careful to point out that the extracts of this remarkable plant would not work its magic on everyone -and if you are on medication to check with your GP before taking it in liquid or tablet form or rubbing the gel into your skin. A short meeting followed the presentation -more suggestions for outings were briefly discussed particularly visits to the cathedrals of St Pauls and Christchurch in Dublin. The AGM will be on Monday 8 march 2012 at the health Centre Carrigallen.
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