TALENTED GOALKEEPER: Just five days after celebrating his 16th birthday Ballinagh player Colin McCabe from Drumheel set off to pursue a professional career with Glasgow Celtic football club. The old firm giants signed Colin on a three year apprenticeship deal just days after he turned 16 years. Colin turned his hands to goalkeeping in recent years and this is an exciting time to join the Scottish Premier League champions as they have made it into the last 16 of the European Champions League and currently sit at the summit of the Domestic League. A link between the past and the present is that the youthful Colin who stands at 6ft 4 inches is grandson of John Andy McCabe who played left full back on the Ballinagh team who won the Cavan junior county football championship in 1953 and following a distinguished playing career served as club chairman for twenty years and club delegate to the county board for all of thirty years in addition to serving as a member of the county fixtures committee and hon president of Cavan county board. Here’s wishing Colin continued success from your many friends near and far.
WEATHER: The first snow of the Winter fell on Friday morning but disappeared within hours mainly due to ground conditions which in general were waterlogged following torrential rain which fell during Thursday night.
BRUSKEY ICA: Christine Wynne from SOSAD will address our meeting on Wednesday 6th February at 8.30 in Bruskey National School. This meeting is open to the public with men and women very welcome and raffle and supper on the night so do please come along.
COURSE IN THE CATECHISM: A certificate course awarded by the Maryvale Institute will commence in the diocesan pastoral centre Cavan on Thursday 14th February. This is a three year course consisting of 24 sessions per year. Certification is awarded by attendance and through the successful completion of an assignment at the end of each unit. Application forms are available from your local priest. Those interested are invited to attend an information night in the Diocesan Pastoral Centre on Wednesday 30th January at 8pm.
VINTAGE CLUB: Meeting of Ballinagh and district Vintage Club takes place on Friday 25th January in Cronins Lounge at 9pm. All members welcome.