Sporting Garda

Sporting Garda

A warm welcome home is extended to popular Ballinagh based Garda Joe O’Connor who recently returned from the United States following a most enjoyable and successful tour with the Mayo senior county football team – current Connacht senior champions and All Ireland finalists. Garda O’Connor – a member of the Mayo team management – has two nephews, both now playing members of the Mayo team. A native of Ballintubber, Co Mayo, Garda Joe during a very distinguished playing career, where he was equally at home in attack or defence wore the red and green jersey of his native county with distinction and which saw him win numerous Connacht championship medals. Joining An Garda Siochana, Joe would later take up duty in Cavan town which was a welcome boost to the local Gaels club with whom he threw in his lot and here added Cavan senior championship medals to his amazing collection. Following a most distinguished playing career, the popular Garda acceded to requests and taking over as team manager guided his club to further championship honours in what has been a truly amazing and successful career.

Vintage club

Meeting of Ballinagh and District vintage club in Cronins Lounge on Friday, May 30th at 9pm. All members please attend.

Walking group

A walking group is being set up in the area and if interested in joining please phone Wilma on (087) 2458490 or Marie on 087 9243689.

Gardening club

Meeting of Ballinagh gardening club in the Community Centre on Monday, 2nd June (Bank holiday) at 8pm. Special speaker ‘Wayne Frankham’ Knockvicar Organic Garden with topic - Preserving and saving seeds for the following year. Plants etc. for sale on the night. Refreshments served. Everyone welcome. Non members 4 euro.

Suicide alert

Breffni Integrated Ltd in association with the HSE are running a free certified course on Thursday, 5th June in Breffni Integrated office, Corlurgan, Ballinagh from 6.30pm to 9.30pm. Places limited, so please book your place by calling (049) 4336070.


Sympathy is extended to Mr Ben Corr, Dublin Road, Ballinagh and all the family of the late Tom Corr whose death occurred recently in England. May his soul rest in peace.


The annual Kilmore Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes led by Most Rev Dr Leo O’Reilly and Rev Father Kevin Fay spiritual director of the pilgrimage and on which a number of local pilgrims flew out from Ireland yesterday (Tuesday) and return home on June 1st and may we wish pilgrims and staff a safe journey with god’s blessing in abundance.

Summer workshops

Wednesday 2nd July, write your own book, Thursday 3rd July, arts and crafts Friday 4th July, introduction to the internet, Monday 7th July, Introduction to science, Wednesday July 9, The animal kingdom, Thursday July 10th, healthy eating and preparing healthy meals. Friday July 11th, hip hop, Monday 14th July, introduction to gardening, Wednesday 16th July, make your own puzzles, Thursday 17th July, drama and dance and workshops aimed at kids aged 5 to 10 years old. 3 euro per child per workshop.