DEATH: 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 Rathbracken 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 here that he served his first employment while later set up his own business enterprize which over the years expanded becoming one of Britain’s most successful and a business that was credit to his hard work and foresight of this most unassuming Irish man. Like all Cavan people his love for gaelic games was foremost and in the land of his adoption Frank became deeply involved in the organising and administration of Cumann Leithchleas Gael. He became president of the Roger Casement Club and a driving force behind many of the major successes in the club over the past 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 clubs success in securing its own pitch and faclities. 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 the third pitch at Pairc na hEireann. Frank was well known and respected throughout the GAA community on both sides of the Irish sea. Here at GAA headquarters he was a most respectd 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 Felims 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 representatives of sporting and business bodies with the attendance including Uachtarain of Cumannn Luithchleas gael Liam O’Neill and Uachtaran of Comhairle Ulain 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 8 at 8pm . Speaker Mr Ronnie Killops . Everyone very welcome.
BLESSING OF GRAVES: In glorious weather the annual ceremony of the blessing of the graves in the Ballinagh old ad 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 services.