Mrs Kathleen Gregory
There was widespread regret with the news of the death in England of Mrs Kathleen Gregory, nee Brady. Deceased was daughter of the late Ned and Mary Ellen Brady, Urney, Ballinagh and was a member of a highly respected family. Predeceased by her husband and son she is survived by her two sons three daughters, grandchildren, brothers Martin, Ballinagh; Michael, Urney, Danny, (Dublin), Eamon (USA), Tim, Tony and John in England, sister Rose, Urney, Ballinagh, Marietta and Pauleen in Dublin, nephews nieces and relatives to whom I extend the sympathy of our community. May her soul rest in peace. The funeral took place on Thursday August 22nd in Seathan on Sea.
There was profound sorrow with the news of the death following a brief illness of one of the town’s most beloved residents Kathleen O’Reilly, Crossdoney Road, Ballinagh. Kathleen had spent some years in England before returning to her homeland and taking up residence on Crossdoney Road where she became a kind and beloved friend of young and old. By her warm and friendly personality, her pleasant smile and her kindness to one and all made her one of the town’s most beloved residents. There was a very large attendance at the removal of the remains to St Felim’s Church, Ballinagh on Sunday August 18th while the funeral on Monday which again was of very large dimensions and bore testimony of the esteem with which the deceased was held throughout the district, took place following requiem mass to the family burial ground. Rev Peter Casey PP officiated and may her gentle soul rest in peace. To her family and relatives I extend the sympathy of our community.
St Pio Pilgrimage
St Pio Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine on Sunday 15th September with bus leaving from Cavan bus office at 8.30am. To book your seat phone Charlie on (049) 4362257.
Meeting of Ballinagh and district vintage club in Cronin’s lounge on Friday 30th August at 9pm and all members please attend.
Tug-o-war enthusiasts from all four provinces will descend on Ballinagh on this Sunday September 1st for the All Ireland tug-o-war finals which will take place in the community sports field with the opening contest down for decision at 1pm.
A big contingent of local Gaels travelled to Croke Park on Sunday for the meeting of Connacht champions Mayo and Tyrone in the All Ireland senior football championship semi final. For Ballinagh based Garda Joe O’Connor the game which saw Mayo qualify for the final was of special interest as the popular Garda is a former Mayo star who gave sterling service in the green and red jersey of his native county on the green sward of Croke Park while on Sunday last Garda O’Connor’s nephew Gillian who was winner of the All Ireland young player of the year in 2011 and 2012 was playing a ‘blinder’ for the Connacht champions until forced to retire with a shoulder injury.
The Rainbow Tractor Club Billis are holding a vintage tractor run on Sunday September 1st departing from Billis at 12.30pm in aid of breast cancer and do please support. The committee members of the Vincent McGee Benefit Fund wish to thank anyone who donated sponsored or helped out in any way during the recent fundraising events.
Ballinagh and District Gardening club annual show Monday 2nd September in the community centre with competition for the ‘Scott Trophy’ for flower arrangement 24” X 10”. Other competitions for best house plant and best sweet pea arrangement in a vase, three best dahlias, 3 best roses. Best arrangement of wild flowers, the O’Rourke trophy for vegetables is for a collection of five varieties of three of a kind of each vegetable – except cabbage lettuce, turnips and cauliflowers where only two heads are required with all displays on tray of board 24” X 24” maximum. Other entries best 3 onions, best 3 carrots, best 3 parsnips , best 2 heads cabbage, best 2 kerrs pink, best 3 roosters, best 3 any other potato variety and best 3 of any other vegetable display on a plate or dish . Entry 2 euro per section with all entries in between 7pm and 8pm . Competition open to non members – enquiries to Seamus Murphy from secretary on 087 2830134.