Mr Thomas Smith

Mr Thomas Smith

There was widespread regret with the news of the death following a short illness at Kings Hospital, Essex, England of Mr Thomas Smith, formerly of Dublin Road, Ballinagh, son of Mrs Mary Anne and the late Patrick J Smith. Tommie as he was known to his countless friends was deservedly popular throughout his native district where his good humour, friendship and kindness was much appreciated among family and friends. Like so many of his generation Tommie emigrated to England where he quickly endeared himself among his new neighbours and community. Deceased was involved in the construction industry for more than twenty five years and was a highly successful business man. Predeceased by his father Patrick J Smith, he is survived by his mother Mary Anne, partner Kathleen, son Shane, brothers Andy, (London), Seamus (Granard), sister Margaret Corr, Dublin Road, Ballinagh, Marion Smith, 13 Ard na Greinna, Cavan and Francis Dorneen, Dublin Road, Ballinagh, nephews, nieces and relatives to whom I extend the sympathy of our community. The funeral took place following requiem mass St Leeds Church, Goodmayes, London to the local cemetery. May his soul rest in peace.

Local estates

Cavan County Council estate awards of 2013 saw a packed council chamber and the awards night highlighted the achievements of forty four residents groups of local authority estates across the county. Ballinagh residents featured prominently among the prize winners which saw ‘Marion Row’ the first prize winner in the best local authority estate category B (smaller estates) with Costruce a close second while ‘Seangharrai Drive’ Ballinagh took first place in the best local authority estate category A (large estates) while winners of the best youth group were Seangharrai Drive, Ballinagh. The chairman of the county council, councillor Val Smith in presenting the awards complimented the large number of volunteers who had taken part and remarked how many estates had put in art works sculpture and stonework to compliment the work of painting, grass cutting and the planting of flower beds. Great praise is due to everyone involved.

Vintage club

Ballinagh and district Vintage Club are holding a night of entertainment in Cronins Lounge on Saturday 7th December at 10pm. Music and spot prizes plus raffle on the night and your support will be appreciated.

Christmas lights

The annual ceremony of turning on the town’s Christmas lights will take place on Sunday next December 8th at 5pm when Santa will arrive in town where he will present gifts to all children in the community centre. Everyone welcome.

Annual meeting

Annual meeting of Ballinagh Gaelic Football Club will be held in the O’Rahilly Memorial Hall on Sunday next, December 8th at 2pm when members shall review the most successful year ever in the one hundred and twenty five year history of the club which saw Ballinagh win their first ever Cavan senior county championship in addition to the celebrations to mark the one hundredth anniversary of the club winning the first ever Cavan junior county football championship of 1913 plus the 125th anniversary of the club’s foundation. New members very welcome.

Camogie function

Lacken camogie club celebrates twenty five years on this Friday December 6th. Proceedings get underway with mass in St Michaels Church Potahee at 7pm followed by champagne reception, pig on spit / hot buffet in heated marquee between 9.30pm and 10.30pm with music by Phil and Cossie in the Millenium premises Ballinagh.