CELEBRATION: Ballinagh Gaelic football club are working flat out making preparations for the celebrations to mark the club’s foundation 125 years ago. The celebrations take place on the June Bank Holiday weekend and will commence on Friday May 31st with a dinner dance on Saturday June 1st. The semi finals of the football tournament will see Ballyhaunis (Mayo) play the local side at 5.30pm while na Fianna (Dublin) play Roger Casements (England) with the throw in at 7pm while the final will be played on Sunday June 2nd commencing at 3.45pm.
WALK: As part of Cavan’s Walking festival Kilmore cathedral select vestry invite you to take a leisurely stroll along Daphnes walk. This mile was the overall winner in last year’s golden mile competition and this walk takes place on Tuesday 7th May at 7pm and will meet at Drumlaney Cross (on the RL L531) and light refreshments will be served in Kilmore parochial hall following the walk. Everyone is welcome and do please support.
CROAGH PATRICK: to Ballinagh climb and cycle challenge will hold a fund raiser in Barney Mac’s Ballinagh on Sunday night May 5th and your support will be appreciated for your local cyclists and climbers.
GARDENING CLUB: Ballinagh Gardening Club will hold their monthly meeting in the community centre on Monday 6th May commencing at 8pm with special speaker Kathleen Cooney (tier worker) and items will be on sale on the night and refreshments will be served.
MR MARTIN CROWE: There was widespread sorrow throughout the district with the news of the death following a brief illness and at a comparatively early age of Mr Martin Crowe Carrickabawn Ballinagh and formerly of Coolbawn Corlismore. Son of the late Joseph (Joe) and Annie Crowe deceased was a member of one of county Cavan’s best known and most respected families who were widely known in farming and business circles throughout Cavan and the adjoining counties. A man of many talents he was a hard working and industrious farmer while some years back he was equally successful in the licensed trade. Being a popular figure ‘behind the bar’ in the family’s licensed premises known as the ‘Dew Drop Inn’ in Cavan town . In addition he ran a successful fresh meat store in Longford town. Like all his family he was a keen GAA enthusiast and in his youth was a brilliant footballer who gave sterling service to the Lacken Celtic Club, a kind and helpful member of his community, he enjoyed wide popularity and the news of his passing has evoked widespread sorrow. Predeceased by his parents Joe and Annie he is survived by his wife Anne , sons Johnathan and Ferdin, sisters Mrs Mary Boylan Kilnaleck, Mrs Margatet Maguire Urney Ballinagh and Mrs Attracta Brady Lacken, brother George Crowe Cavan, Gus Cormeen Ballinagh, John and Damien Coolbawn, nephews nieces and a large circle of friends to whom I extend the sympathy of our community. The funeral which was one of the largest ever in the area and bore ample testimony of the esteem with which the deceased and his family are held throughout the region took place following con-celebrated mass in St Josephs Church Drumkilly to the local cemetery. Rev Patrick Brady, Rev Gerard Kearns Rev Sean McDermott, Rev Philip Brady and Rev Thomas McKiernan officated. May his soul rest in peace.