DEATH: Death of Miss Maud Rosemond. There is widespread regret in the community and surrounding area at the news of the death of Miss Maud (Maudie) Rosemond as she was affectionately known which occurred at her residence Calloughs Carrigallen on March 23rd. Maudie despite being in her 94th year enjoyed reasonable good health and was able to manage at her own home right up to the end with the help of family and friends along with a very dedicated number of home care workers. Maudie the last of the old Rosemond family who lived all her life in Calloughs where she worked with her parents who ran a shop along with her brothers the late Georgie and Billy who ran a haulage business. Later Maudie cared for her parents. Her father George like herself lived to a very advanced age and from whom she received a very vivid history of the area including his own memories of his time as “Jarvey” for the famous Percy French when he worked in the area. Indeed the Rosemonds gave generously of their time to those researching French’s life and times including a TV programme presented by the late Brendan O’Dowda in the late 1960s and more recently Maudie gave an interview to Eugene Murphy of Shannonside/Northern Sound Radio in 2007 for their “Out and about” programme. A staunch church goer when her health allowed she also participated at every level of Church activities including being “The First woman member of the vestry at her local Church of Ireland which was formerly an all male domain. Maudie had a keen ear for music and enjoyed nothing better than listening to radio programmes playing the songs of yesteryear. Maudie’s funeral on Sunday saw a large attendance with the Rev Hazel Hicks delivering a very appropriate sermon on the passing of one of our best loved citizens. Sympathy is extended to her nephews nieces , sister in law,relatives and a large circle of friends. May she RIP. Burial took place in adjoining cemetery.
CARRIGALLEN SHIELD: Carrigallen senior footballers travelled to Kiltubrid football park on Saturday last for to do battle with the home side and were unlucky to lose by two points. Both teams must be congratulated on giving a good account of themselves as they certainly know where the goalposts are. Carrigallen ended on a scoreline of 3-10 but were defeated by the homeside when Kiltubrid ended with a remarkable score of 1-18 . This was a much improved performance against the same team we lost to at homer in the opening round of the league. The home team got off to a flying start scoring 6 unanswered points in the first 10 minutes. A fantastic save from a Kiltubrid penalty in the 12th minute by senior debutant goalie Darren Kenny sparked Carrigallen into action with two well taken goals by Bernard O’Rourke and Eoin Ward left us trailing by a single point at half time. We got off to a great start after the break and an Eoin Ward penalty along with some great points put Carrigallen ahead. Both teams exchanged some nice scores but a late Kiltubrid goal proved vital and the home team held on for a two point win. Junior league div 5 on Sunday Carrigallen 0-8 Sean O’Heslins 0-8. Our U14s travelled on Friday last to Drumreilly and enjoyed a good win. The team was Jamie McManus(which is lovely to see him traveling in his dad’s footsteps) who was a star footballer on the Carrigallen senior team in the 80s and 90s. Philip O’Rourke,Ciaran Kenny, Mark Harkness (travelling also in his two uncles footsteps both star footballers on the Carrigallen senior team. Sarunas Zenkovas,Colm Kiernan Marc Dolan,Evan O’Connell, Mathis Polis,Conor Gray,Conor Hession,Eoghan Connolly. Subs David Rawle Andrew Hession. Well done all.