Well represented at F.E.I. Pony European Championships
The highlight of the year in 2003 for Irish Equestrian Sports was the FEI Pony European Championships, a most prestigious event and indeed the ultimate in pony competitions in the world.
The Championship had not been held in Ireland since 1989 but this year the selected venue was Necarne Castle, Irvinestown, Co. Fermanagh.
Qualifiers for all competitions were held throughout Ireland during a period of six weeks and participating in the U10 year old class were 4 Crossmolina boys, brothers Ronan, David and Luke Corcoran from River View, Crossmolina and their cousin Jonathan Gordon, from Carrowkilleen, Crossmolina.
Having qualified amongst the top 36 pony/rider combinations in Ireland the boys were selected to participate at the Championships.
The four all continued to do Crossmolina proud by being placed in the prizewinning lineup each day.
On day 1 Ronan (8) took 2nd place with his twin brother David taking 3rd. Day 2 saw Ronan finishing 1st with David coming 2nd. On day 3, the National final it was Luke (6) who was placed 4th overall.
The death occurred on Sunday, August 3rd of Bridget Gilroy (nee Davitt), Keenagh. Her remains were removed from Hineys Funeral Home to the Church of the Holy Souls, Keenagh. Burial took place in Kilmurry Cemetery on Wednesday, after requiem Mass.
Bridget is survived by her husband Matt, sons Martin, Gerry and Paul, daughter Mary, daughters in law, Roseann, Catherine, Bridie, son in law Donal, sisters Nora (Kells, Co. Meath), Celia (Preston, England), grandchildren, extended family, relations and many friends. May she rest in peace.
The death occurred suddenly at her residence on Saturday, August 2nd of Ellen Cunningham, Ballina Road, Crossmolina. Her remains were removed from her residence to St. Tiernan's Church on Monday for Requiem Mass and burial took place in Crossmolina Cemetery. Ellen was pre-deceased by her husband Michael, son John and is survived by her sons Gerard, Frank and James, daughters Breda, Ann, Loretta, Angela, Therese, Elaine, Michelle, brothers Seamus (Moneymore, Crossmolina), Tom (Foxford), Paddy, (Ilford), sisters Mary (Harlow and Ilford), Maggie (Laois), daughter in law, sons in law, sisters in law, brother in law, extended family, neighbours, and friends. May she rest in peace.
DIED IN SLIGO
The death occurred on Sunday, August 3rd at Sligo General Hospital of Bridie Garrett (nee Judge), Mullenmore Road, Crossmolina. Her remains were removed from Hineys Funeral home to St. Tiernan's Cemetery on Tuesday after Requiem Mass. Bridie pre-deceased by her husband Patrick, is survived by her son Willie, daughter Mary, daughter in law, son in law, grandchildren, nephews, nieces, relatives, neighbours and many friends. May she rest in peace.
There was no winner of the Crossmolina GAA lotto jackpot on Saturday night, August 9th. The numbers were 7, 21, 23, and 24. Three punters matched three numbers. Dr. Michael Loftus, Mullenmore, P.J. Hughes Jnr, Carrowkilleen, Crossmolina, Pat Maloney, Massbrook, Lahardane. They each win E50. The next draw will be held in Reillys with a jackpot of E11,350.