Corr: Eddie Brady

Juvenile registration

Ballinagh juvenile registration takes place on Wednesday February 11 from 7pm to 8pm in the club rooms. Parent/ guardian must complete membership together with payment of 10 euro if child is participating in competitions.

Fatal accident

The heartfelt sympathy of our community is extended to Mrs Rose Connolly, Brackley, Loughmourne, Co Monaghan formerly Rose Reilly of Leggaweel, Ballinagh and to her family and relatives on the death of her husband, Pat Connolly which occurred following a tragic road accident, when the car driven by the deceased was involved in a collision with a tractor pulling a trailer with a feeder attached at Cooltrimegish Castleblayney on the main Ballybay to Carrickmacross Road six miles from Ballybay. Mr Connolly who was seriously injured in the crash was taken to Our Lady of Lourdes hospital, Drogheda where he was later pronounced dead. Deceased and his family are extremely popular throughout the wider mid Monaghan community who were stunned and deeply saddened by the tragic news. The funeral took place following con-celebrated mass in Sacred Heart Church Lough Egish and was of extremely large dimensions which bore ample testimony of the esteem with which the deceased and his family are held throughout Monaghan and adjoining counties and burial taking place in the adjoining cemetery. To his heart broken wife Rose and family and to Cathal, Mary and all relatives, I extend the sympathy of our community and may Pat’s gentle soul enjoy eternal rest.

Urgent appeal

Mary Philbin aged 28 years has had her young life saved, thank God and through the skill of United States medics together with the extreme generosity of many people whose contributions have funded the series of painful operations Mary has had over the past two years. Unfortunately, Mary needs just one more final operation to recover fully from her diagnosis of a very rare malignant tumour in her throat and if at all possible, please make a contribution, even if small to the Mary Philbin Fund at Bank of Ireland account number 18987405 sort code 90-54-08.

Gardening club

Meeting of Ballinagh Gardening Club on Monday, 2nd February in the community centre at 8pm. Speaker Catherine Gibson-Brabazon. Topic spring planting and vegetable growing. Refreshments served, all welcome. Non members 4 euro.

Vintage club

Meeting of Ballinagh and district vintage club in Cronin’s on Friday, January 30 at 9pm with all members asked to please attend.