Ballinagh April 29

MRS SOPHIA BRADLEY - There was widespread regret in her native Ballinagh and surrounding districts with the news of the death at her home in London following a brief illness of Mrs Sophia Bradley.

MRS SOPHIA BRADLEY - There was widespread regret in her native Ballinagh and surrounding districts with the news of the death at her home in London following a brief illness of Mrs Sophia Bradley.

Daughter of the late James and Elizabeth Daly, Cavan Road, Ballinagh, Sophia as a young girl enjoyed wide popularity in her native town where her good humour, pleasant personality and friendship endeared her to the local community.

It was in Ballinagh that Sophia would meet the man in her life, Thomas Bradley, a native of Castlerahan, Co. Cavan, and later the young couple moved to London where they later married and setup their home where the family resided for the past 50 years. The family were regular visitors to their native districts where they enjoyed wide popularity always receiving a warm Cead Mile Failte.

The passing of Sophia has invoked widespread regret. She is survived by her husband Thomas, daughters Mary and Carol, brothers Tom Daly, Cavan Road, Ballinagh, Michael and Patrick Daly, both in England, sisters Mrs Bridget Delaney Cavan Road, Ballinagh, Mrs Mary Maher in England and Mrs Philomena McClune in Scotland, grandchildren, sons in law, brothers in law, sisters in law, nephews and nieces and a large family circle to whom I extend the sympathy of our community. May her soul rest in peace.

EASTER CEREMONIES

The Holy Week Ceremonies got under way with the blessing of the Palms on Sunday April 17. Mass to commemorate the Last Supper was celebrated in St. Felim’s Church on Holy Thursday.

The ceremonies on Good Friday, which included the Reading of the Passion, the unveiling and adoration of the cross and distribution of Holy Communion, saw the church again filled to capacity.

The Easter Vigil on Holy Saturday and the masses on Easter Sunday morning were all attended by large congregrations. Very Rev Peter Casey PP officiated at all the ceremonies.

VINTAGE CLUB

An important meeting of the Ballinagh and District Vintage Club will be held in Cronin’s on this Friday April 29 at 9pm. All members please attend. The club are organising the annual Sam Bennett Memorial Run which takes place on June 25. Last year’s run raised in excess of €28,000 which was donated to Aware.

This year’s proceeds will be donated to four organisations; A. Cavan Monaghan Down Syndrome, B. New Irish Association (Cavan Monaghan Spina Bifida), C. Cavan Monaghan Rehab and D. Drumlin House. Sponsorship cards are available and the organisers are delighted to have received a permit to do a bucket collection in every town in Co. Cavan and Co. Monaghan on the memorial run, June 25. The official launch by radio personality Julie Ann Sheridan takes place in Cronin’s on Saturday April 30 with music by local artists.

GARDENING CLUB

Meeting in Community Centre on Monday May 2 at 8pm. Speaker Kathleen Cooney, Tierworker Garden Centre. There will be plants for sale on the night also other items. All are welcome. Refreshments served. Non members €4.

MISS DELIA GAFFNEY

The Easter celebrations were saddened with the news of the death at College View Nursing Home of Miss Delia Gaffney, Crossdoney Road, Ballinagh, an extremely kind and friendly lady. Delia enjoyed wide popularity with her pleasant smile and warm and friendly personality endearing her to the entire community. There was a large attendance at the removal of the remains to St. Felim’s Church, Ballinagh on Good Friday and again at the Funeral on Holy Saturday which took place to Potahee Cemetary. Rev Peter Casey PP officiated. To her sister Mrs Kathleen Cahill, Brother in law Paddy, nephews, nieces and countless friends I extend the sympathy of our community. May her soul rest in peace.

TUG OF WAR

A member of Ballinagh Tug of War team Eamon Tully has been selected to represent Ireland on the Eire Og team in Daventry, England on the weekend of May 7 and 8. Congratulations to Eamon and the club wish himself and all the team the very best of luck.

CROKE PARK

The Town and district will be deserted on Sunday as young and not so young will travel to Croke Park for the meeting of Ulster Champions Cavan and Connacht Champions Galway in the All Ireland U21 football final. It’s all of 59 years ago since the Cavan county team returned to Breffni as All Ireland football champions. But shrewd judges of the game predict that on Sunday Terry’s young army will end the famine.