19 Aug 2022


Michael John McGowan RIP

Michael John McGowan RIP

Deep sadness has been expressed at the passing of Michael John McGowan, Lack.Whitehall, Lonfgford. Our deepest sympathies to his wife and family. We will have a full obituary notice at a later stage. May he rest in peace.

Pat Hanley RIP

The recent passing of Pat Hanley, Ruskey has caused widespread sorrow throughout the region. A much loved figure in the Ruskey community. Pat played a major role in the success of the family business Hanley’s Meat Factory for many years. The family sold the business in the late eighties but Pat never lost contact with many of those who worked in the factory and his deep upset with the fire which did substantial damage in 2002 and the fact that the premises never re-opened after that fire showed us how much Pat cared about the people of the region. He often spoke of how significant the factory was to the region which at one stage employed over 600 people.

Pat loved sport and particularly Gaelic football, always keeping a close eye on our County teams but also keeping up with the progress of all Kilglass Gaels teams. Pat was a generous man and in a quiet and maybe in an unnoticed way was very supportive of many voluntary causes in the region. Pat had been in failing health in recent years but his wife Patty was always there by his side caring 24/7 to ensure through those difficult times he was looked after with love and great care. Pat is survived by his wife Patty, sons John and Paul, sisters Helen and Dympna, brother Colm, other relatives and many dear friends. Large crowds came to the Hanley home to pay their respects to Pat and also large crowds attended his funeral Mass. I had grown to admire and respect Pat, particularly after I did a major radio interview with him a number of years ago about his life and times. The interview when aired received a response from all over the Country and as far away as America. Pat’s story was amazing and his sincerity and love of his native area and his friends was so strong that ever since I continuously can recall almost ever word of that conversation. May his soul rest in peace.

Community Games

County Art finals - well done to Ryan Casey who won gold in the boys under 8 art and to Katie Mulvihill who won silver in the girls under 14 art , well done to both. County Handwriting .best of luck to all taking part in the handwriting competition this Tuesday the 28th April in Kilbride. Tarmonbarry/Scramogue athletics sports day will take place this Friday the 1st May at St Barry’s football pitch. Registration for races at 6pm, races for age groups under 6 (fun race), under 8, under 10, under 12 and under 14, entry fee 2 euro per child.

Whitehall NS

Enrolment forms are now available for September 2015. Please feel free to call to the school or contact Mr. Robert Chalmers, School Principal for the forms or to find out further information regarding the school. Telephone number 043-33-26399.

MS Collection return

Thanks to all who contributed to the recent MS collection taken up at St. Anne’s Church, Scramogue which raised a very generous sum of 187 euro. Thanks to the parishioners.


Thank you to all who supported the Table Quiz in Costello’s on Friday night last. A big thank you also to Eugene, Claire, Beatrice and Johnny for their work on the night.

Girls U12:  The Under 12 Girls started the league this week and began with a big win against  Ballinameen on Wednesday. They then followed this up with a 2-4 to 1-0 win over St Mary’s/Tulsk on Sunday. Other results: Boys U12: St Barry’s 4-11Kilmore 3-10; Boys U14: St Barry’s/Kilglass 4-10 St Aiden’s 4-05;
Boys U16. St Barry’s/Kilglass 6-11 St Michael’s 0-5. Fixtures: Wednesday 29th April:U12 Girls v Kilmore in Tarmonbarry TBC. Thursday 30th April;U14 Boys v Kilbride in Kilbride at 7pm; Sunday 3rd May: U12 Girls v St. Michael’s in Coothall at 6pm. For up to date fixtures news, see St Barry’s GFC Facebook page.

50:50 Results

€220 Brendan Cox, €50 Lauren Banahan. Congratulations to the Roscommon senior team on winning the NFL Division 2 title in Croke Park last Sunday.

Ballyfeeney NS.

Ballyfeeney NS is now accepting enrolments for 2015/2016 School Year. Please contact School Principal Catriona McDonnell for enrolments forms.

U-16 girls final
Commiserations to our U16 Girls, who lost out in the Division 2 Championship Final to Kilbride recently. Team: Leah Fleming, Rebecca Cox (1-1), Shauna Rogan, Annie McGarry, Ailish O’Reilly, Laura Beirne, Lauren Hannifan, Aoife McLoughlin, Mollie Fisher, Aine Halpin (0-2), Edel Beirne, Sarah McVeigh (0-1), Adrianne Brennan (0-2), Ann Marie Murphy, Emer Shannon. Subs: Saoirse Fallon (Brennan), Rhona Doorley, Leanne Carrington, Caitlin Luckie. 
Well done to the girls who fought hard all through the competition only to be beaten by a slightly stronger and better balanced Kilbride outfit in the final. Thanks to all the girls for representing the club so well, and to Pat, Peter and Fiona for looking after the team throughout the year.

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