All-Ireland Champion

All-Ireland Champion

Congratulations to Elaine Reilly, Ballymore who was crowned All Ireland senior Mandolin champion and senior Banjo champion at the Fleadh in Sligo on Sunday last. Elaine,who is daughter of Hughie and Helen Reilly, has had many great achievements in traditional music but these two accolades are surely the icing on the cake for this very talented young lady, so we salute you Elaine and wish you continued success.


The executive committee along with the team management and players of the Ballymore Intermediate team wish to express a very sincere thanks to Johnny and Moll Creegan and all at Creegan’s Bar, Bunlahy for their very kind sponsorship of a set of lovely Tops (Jackets) which were presented to the lads on Monday evening following training. This gesture is very much appreciated by all in the club.

Night at the Dogs

The Finance committee of the Ballymore club will host a night at the dogs in the Longford Race Track on Friday night, August 29th next and all support will be greatly appreciated. Tickets are now on sale from committee members and all cards for the Buster Race should be returned immediately.


On Friday, August 8th last there was much sadness and regret when the news became known that Mairead Myers of Raheny had passed to her eternal reward. Mrs Myers was the former Mairead Doyle of Molly, Aughnacliffe and she was predeceased by her husband Bill. Beloved mother of David, Liam, Tom, Marie and Declan and dear sister of Thomas, Seamus, Joe, Brendan and Sheila. Mairead was laid to rest in St. Fintan’s cemetery, Sutton following Mass on Tuesday last in St. Monica’s church, Edenmore. We offer our sincere sympathy to the Myers and Doyle families at this sad time. May she rest in peace.


Over the past week, Francis Brady and his lovely daughter, Nicole made a welcome visit to the Mulligan and Brady families in Aughakilmore and to the Hogan family in Ballycloughan and it was great to catch up with them on Saturday evening, even for a short while, so we look forward to a longer visit next year when we will recall all our Burlington days. We wish you the very best Francis and Nicole as you make your way back to Manhatton.

Garden Show

Ballinagh Garden Club will hold their annual Flower and Vegetable show on Monday, 25th August. Entries for the J Scott Trophy for flower arranging include - Hall Table Arrangement, Best House Plant, Best Sweet Pea Arrangement in Vase, Best Dahlias, Best Roses, Best wild Flower Arrangement and Best 3 Gladioli. Entries for the T O’Rourke Trophy for vegetables include- Best 3 Onions, Best 3 Carrots, Best 3 Parsnips, Best Head of Cabbage, Best 3 Roosters, Best 3 Kerr’s Pink and Best 3 of any other variety of Potato. There is also a competition for the most ugly vegetable. Hall will be open for entries from 6.30pm and everyone welcome to take part. Entries are 2 euros per section. For any other enquires , contact Seamus Murphy on 087 - 2830134.

Exam results

Congratulations to all local students who received their results last week and we wish you all the very best as you follow your chosen paths in life.

New baby

Congratulations to James and Aisling Drake, Dublin on the birth of their baby boy recently. The new arrival to the Drake family is to be named Barry and he is a welcome brother for Cronan and grandson for Seamus and Una in Rathbracken.

Good luck

Best of luck to the Ballymore Ladies under 16 team who play a final in the coming days, so we all hope that they will be victorious.


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