Ballinagh

WEATHER: Members of the farming community who have been through a difficult spring which saw very severe weather which in turn caused an absence of early grass and a serious shortage of hay & silage to feed their animals are hopeful that an old familiar slogan of more than one hundred years entitled ‘a wet and windy May will fill our haggards with corn and hay’ will prove to be correct this year.

WEATHER: Members of the farming community who have been through a difficult spring which saw very severe weather which in turn caused an absence of early grass and a serious shortage of hay & silage to feed their animals are hopeful that an old familiar slogan of more than one hundred years entitled ‘a wet and windy May will fill our haggards with corn and hay’ will prove to be correct this year.

CROAGH PATRICK TO BALLINAGH: Climb and cycle challenge are holding a table quiz in Buddy Kiernans bar Aughakilmore on this Friday May 24th at 9.30pm.Table of four 40 euro. Please show your support for all involved.

BLOOD DONORS: A mobile unit from the blood transfusion service will visit St Brigids Community Centre Loch Gowna on Wednesday 29th May and on Thursday 30th May between the hours of 5pm to 8.30pm each day and donors are asked to ensure that essential blood supplies are always available by giving blood regularly.

VISITORS: The first visitors of the season have already arrived in the district from Canada and Australia and indications are the area will host many guests this year from overseas during the months of summer and autumn.

TURF: The inclement weather has caused a serious hold up on work in the bogs but despite this handicap one turf exporter in the Crossdoney area has successfully saved an early season crop of black slane turf which he hopes to retail over the coming weeks.

CELEBRATION: The local football club have finalised arrangements for the games and celebrations to mark the 125th anniversary of the formation of Ballinagh GFC. The celebration will see the semi finals of the football tournament played on Saturday June 1st with the final down for decision on Sunday 2nd while later that evening the banquet and dinner takes place at Crover House Hotel Moutnugent when presentations of medals to players and newly weds will be made and memories recalled of the vision and dedication of the group of locals who despite difficult circumstances formed the first ever Ballinagh club 125 years ago while not forgetting the players of one hundred years ago who in 1913 brought to Ballinagh the club’s first ever Cavan county football championship. Tickets for the function are limited and those wishing to attend should book their ticket without delay.