The town and district will be deserted on Sunday next October 13th as young and not so young will travel to Breffni Park for the senior county football championship final in which Ballinagh will play Cavan Gaels. For local club members and supporters it will be a memorable occasion as it will be our first time since 1986 to play in the senior championship final. Twenty seven years is a long time to wait and only two teams in the county can qualify for the final. This year the honour of being the senior county finalists has been won by Ballinagh and Cavan Gaels and for both clubs it is a significant honour and praise is due to both panels of players and to their mentors. Wishing both teams a day of enjoyment and hoping that by Sunday night Ballinagh will have cause to celebrate the winning of their first ever senior county championship. Good luck to our local team and their mentors.
Ballinagh and district vintage club will hold an important meeting in Cronins lounge on this Friday October 11th at 9pm and all members are asked to please attend.
The turning on of the town’s Christmas lights will take place on Sunday December 8th. The organising committee wish to thank everyone who support their recent cake sale. To those who baked cakes apple tarts, buns etc and to all who purchased same a very sincere thank you.
Now that the dark evenings are with us an appeal is being made to road users to exercise caution with pedestrians being asked to wear arm bands which will make their presence visible to other road users while drivers of motor vehicles are asked to kindly dip their lights in the face of oncoming vehicles.
Sympathy is extended to Miss Mary McCabe, Creighan, on the death of her mother Mrs Kathleen McCabe. For the family this is a particularly sad time as Kathleen’s husband – the late Mr Austin McCabe – passed away only a few months ago. May their gentle souls rest in the peace of heaven.
Senior helpline is a confidential listening service for older people by older people. If you feel lonely or want someone to talk to do not be afraid to lift the telephone and call 1850 440444.
Ballinagh GAA host an American style tea party on this Friday, October 11 at 8pm in Ballinagh Community Centre with tickets priced at ten euro and do please support.
The 10th annual gallant 15km challenge in aid of St Christophers Hospice Cavan takes place on Saturday October 26 and the organisers wish to thank McManus pharmacies their main sponsor. People are welcome to walk run or cycle the 15 km from Cavan to Cornafean or to choose an alternative course which is from Ballinagh to Cornafean and sponsorship cards are available from Ciarain Weir on 086 0753309 or William Hughes on 086 3584700.
The official opening of Flemings Folly takes place on Monday, October 28. Full particulars in next week’s edition.
There were scenes of jubilation in the town following the victory of the Ballinagh football team over neighbours Crosserlough in the senior championship semi final, thus qualifying to play Cavan Gaels in the senior county championship final at Breffni Park on Sunday October 13. For Ballinagh it will be the first time in many years that the club will be involved in a senior championship final. Incidentally just one hundred years ago in 1913 Ballinagh won the first ever junior county football championship overcoming Cross in a thrilling final.
Ladies All Ireland
The victory of the Cavan ladies football team at Croke Park which saw the team win the All Ireland intermediate championship was hailed with delight through the town and surrounding areas with many members of the victorious team being natives of the district.