Ballinagh May 6

Croke Park - The Town and district was deserted on Sunday as young and old travelled to Croke Park to see Cavan play Galway in the All Ireland under 21 football championship final.

Croke Park - The Town and district was deserted on Sunday as young and old travelled to Croke Park to see Cavan play Galway in the All Ireland under 21 football championship final.

It was a proud occasion for supporters to see a Cavan team race onto the green sward of Croke Park on All Ireland final day and while success eluded us on this occasion followers of the team are loud in praise of team manager Terry Hyland The selectors and panel of players who this year won the Ulster Championship and on Sunday represented their county in an All Ireland final which is a rare feat for a Cavan eam over the past forty years. Congrats to all concerned.

World record

Congratulations to Kathleen Tweedy Duffcastle who on Saturday last created a world record in a knitting competition held in Roscommon town.

Gospel service in Ballinagh mission Church on Sunday May 8th at 8pm. Preachers Mrs Charles Crawford . Everyone is very welcome.

Help with home work

This six week course is aimed at parents of school going children between the ages of nine and twelve years. The course will begin in two weeks time and will run on a Wednesday night at 8pm. There are a few places remaining on the course. To book your place or for more information please contact (049) 4336070.

Fetac Level 5 occupational First Aid

The CDP are hosting the complete FETAC level 5 in occupational first aid over the coming weeks. The cost of the training is 10 euro per person. The training will run on three respective Saturdays in the Realtog Centre, Kilnaleck. There are just a few places left on the course and for more information call (049) 4336-070.

Sympathy is extended to Mrs Anne (Doe) Sheridan Urney on the death of her cousin Mr John O’Reilly Farnadolly. Son of the late Bernard O’Reilly Drumambry a prominent Cornafean and Cavan county footballer John won a Cavan junior championship medal with Croghan (Killeshandra) in 1939 and together with his brothers Phil won an Ulster Championship medal with Cavan County team in1940. Throwing in his lot with Cornafean senior team where he won senior county championship medals in 1937 and 1943 with his team mates including All Ireland medal winner ‘Big Tom’ O’Reilly Willie Young Mick Dinnessy Packie Phair Seamus Maguire Peter Paul Galligan and Peader Doyle. As team trainer and manager he guided Cornafean to senior championship honours in1950. A road overseer with Cavan county council he enjoyed wide popularity . Predeceased by his wife Vera, he is survived by his daughter Anne Marie , son in law John Maguire , five grandsons brother Kevin and sister Anne Mae Clarke and relatives to whom I extend the sympathy of our community. The funeral which was of extremely large dimensions took place following con-celebrated Mass in St Patrick’s Church Drumcor to the family burial ground Rev Peter Casey and Rev Eugene Clarke officiated.