Passing of Eleanor Brogan mourned in Crossmolina
The death occurred on Tuesday, December 9th, of Eleanor Brogan, 5 Abbeytown and formerly of Fairfield, at the Moy Ridge Nursing home.
Her remains were removed from Hineys Funeral home to St. Cormack's Church, Moygownagh on Wednesday evening. Burial took place in Crossmolina Cemetery on Thursday after Requiem Mass. Eleanor was pre-deceased by her husband Michael and is survived by her sons Eddie (Fairfield), John (Dublin), James and Michael (London), daughters Sr. Mary, Kathleen and Joan (Dublin), Carmel (Galway), Eleanor (Ballina), brother Anthony (Kilcock), sister Agnes (Bonniconlon), nieces, nephews, grandchildren, great grandchild, extended family, relations and friends. May she rest in peace.
Sunday, December 21st is the shortest day of the year depending what time the solstice occurs. Because of the earth's tilt it is farthest away from the sun at this time of year and has the shortest amount of sunlight.
After this the days will lengthen by about two or three minutes and although the bitter cold of winter has yet to come, it is felt we have turned a corner. Solstice means "standing still sun" and there used to be lots of ceremonies associated with it. Apparently, this tradition started as an ancient fear that the fading light would never return unless humans kept watch and had huge fires and celebration.
Results of the game played on December 4th, 1st Lady, T.C. McGuinness; 2nd Kathleen McNamara, 1st Gent, Terry McCreevy, 2nd, Pat Walshe, Lowest Score, Ann Carolan, Longest sitting, Mary O'Boyle. Raffle winners were Tony Canavan, T.C. Bourke, and Kathleen McNamara. Whist drive Thursday night at 8.30 p.m. in the Social Services Centre, Chapel Street.
ST. TIERNAN'S ROTA
Eucharistic Ministers vigl Mass 8 p.m. Saturday, is Carmel Rochford and Michael Moore, Sunday, 21st at 9 a.m. Mass, Mary Jordan and John O'Donnell and the 11.30 a.m. Mass, Mary Duffy, and Cathal Prior.
Results of the game held on December 4th were 1st Vinnie O'Boyle and Tony O'Malley, 2nd (shared) Sylvia Barrett and David Donoghue; Richard Dever and David Kelly, Paschal Traynor and Kevin Murphy; 3rd (shared), Michael Dermody and Packie Heffernan; Anthony Mannion and Michael Maughan. Raffle winners were Tony O'Malley, Martina Hegarty and Mary Walsh. Free games were won by Mary Walsh and Bea Callaghan; Richard Dever and David Kelly. Hamper winners 1st Anthony O'Malley and Maureen Mulligan, 2nd Bridie Cawley and Padraig Timlin. Game held every Thursday night at 9 p.m. Only one more game before Christmas. Refreshments served.
Adoration in St. Tiernan's every Monday and Tuesday from 9.30 a.m. to 7.30 p.m.
The annual Aidan Garvey Memorial Cup which is played for each year since 1981 in St. Tiernan's, after the school re-opens in September.
This year's final was another wonderful contest. Thomas Irwin's team drew with Shane McKinley's 1-11 to 2-8. In a high scoring replay, Thomas Irwin's team ran out winner by 8-5 to 4-8 in a thrilling contest that was in doubt right up to the final whistle. Annette Garvey Gray presented the Aidan Garvey Cup to Thomas Irwin. The most valuable player award went to Shane McKinley. The tournament was sponsored by the Crossmolina Bord na nOg Club. The drawn game was referred by Anthony O'Malley, Louisburgh and the replay by John Cosgrove.
Thomas Irwins team; Eoin Corcoran, Caoimhe Loftus, Thomas Gallagher, Conor Loftus, Leah Doherty, Tracy Flynn, Shane Keane, Shane Hennigan, Chloe Munnelly.
Shane McKinley's team; David Timoney, David Irwin, Martin McKinley, John O'Brien, Nicole Cadden, Samuel McKinley, Joseph Hennigan, Peter Gibbons, Grace Carolan.
There was no winner of the Crossmolina GAA lotto jackpot on Saturday night. The numbers drawn were 9, 14, 25 and 32. T.P. Leonard, St. Mary's Park and Leixlip matched three numbers and won E150. The draw took place in Dolans. Next week's jackpot is E3200 and the draw will take place in Reillys.
VOTES OF SYMPATHY
At the Executive meeting of the Crossmolina GAA club votes of sympathy were expressed to the relatives of the following who died recently. Ray Sharp, Old Rectory, Crossmolina; Sr. Mary Secourne Hopkins, St. Clare Convent, Harolds Cross and formerly of Eskeragh; Frances Stoner nee Caden, Streamstown; Bridget (Bea) Moran, Sligo Road, Ballina and formerly of Corcullen, Keenagh; Johnny Corrigan, Manchester and formerly of Enaghbeg; Nora Cunningham nee Mulligan, Boston, USA and formerly of Doonaroya; Bea Loftus nee Judge, Birmingham, and formerly of Derryhillagh; Bridgie Cronin nee Syron 44 Erris Street and formerly of Fairfield; Bridie Donnelly, Northampton and Pulladoohey; Jim Rowland No. 6 Abbeytown and formerly of Derra, Bellacorrick; Eleanor Brogan, Abbeytown and formerly of Fairfield; Joe Maughan, Carrowcrin, Knockanillaun; Margaret Kenny, Claremorris, aunt of Mary Jordan. May they rest in peace.
JIM ROWLAND R.I.P.
The death occurred on Sunday, December 7 of Jim Rowland, No 6 Abbeytown and formerly of Derra, Bellacorick, at his residence. His remains were removed from Hiney's Funeral Home on Tuesday evening to St. Tiernan's Church. Burial took place in Kilmurry Cemetery on Wednesday after Requiem Mass. Jim was in his ninety fifth year and is survived by his brother Joe, St. Patrick's Ave, nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends. May he rest in peace.
Crossmolina Bridge club had their annual Christmas party in Hineys Upper Deck on Sunday, December 7th and the club president John Mulkerarns presented his prizes.
The results of the weekly session on Thursday night were 1st Breeda and John Mulkearns, 2nd Mary Daly and Margaret Loftus; 3rd (tie), Mary Benson and Carmel Dunlea, Mary Walsh and Pauline Connor.
A 25 card drive will be held in Ardagh Community Centre on Wednesday, December 17th at 8.30 with E1200 in prizes. First prize is E700, raffle, spot prizes, hampers and hams on the night. Admission is E10 and is payable on the door.
Crossmolina nun receives Bene Merenti award from the Pope
Sister M. Celine Reilly, R.J.M., a daughter of Crossmolina and for many years a member of community in Enniscrone, received a signal award there last week.
At a special Mass celebrated by Bishop John Fleming, she was awarded the Bene Merenti medal from the Holy Father in recognition of many years service to the Church, in particular to music in the local church and in Crossmolina, and of dedicated pastoral work among the people. We, the people of her home parish of St. Tiernan, rejoice in this great honour given to a nun whom we know and cherish and we sent her our warmest congratulations.
PRESENTATION TO JIM
A well attended presentation and celebration dance organised by the parish of Cooneal and North Mayo Heritage Centre was held in Hineys Upper Deck on Friday night last to honour Jimmy Gilvary, Ballymachola, who was the recipient of Mayo Person of the Year Award for local history organised by the Connaught Telegraph and Mayo Rehab. Presentations were made to Jimmy by Fr. James Corcoran on behalf of the parish of Cooneal, Carmel McAndrew, the local pioneers and P.J. Lynn, Mayo North heritage Centre, Enniscoe.
Congratulations to Bernie McNamara, Commange, Castlehill, and Thomas Jordan, Boleyglass, Bofeenaun, who were married in Kilmurry Church and to Oisin Loftus, Carrowkilleen, and Ann Marie Sadlier, Newbridge, Co. Kildare, who were married in Newbridge.
The results of the weekly Crossmolina Bridge game are 1st Paddy Oliver and Michael Doherty; 2nd, Mary Garrett and Teresa McNulty; 3rd, Margaret Loftus and Rita Fox. The game is on every Thursday night in Hineys. New members always welcome.
There was no winner of the Crossmolina GAA lotto jackpot on Saturday night, December 6th. The numbers drawn were 1, 16, 18 and 24. Two punters matched three numbers, Eva Butler, Mullenmore North, Crossmolina, and Geraldine Walsh, Keenagh, Ballina. The draw took place in Hineys. Next week's jackpot is E3050. The draw takes place in Dolans next week.
Killian Duffy is currently in Dubai, navigating for Ahmed Al Saddam competing in the final round of the 2003 Middle East Rally championship. It has been a busy few weeks for Killian.
On Saturday night, November 22nd he collected his 2nd in class and 2nd overall Group N awards in the National Stages rally championship in which he navigated for Derick Jobb, from Fintona, Co. Tyrone in a Mitsubishi Evo 5. They were presented with their awards at the prizegiviing function in Carlow.
On the following Friday night he collected a 1st in Class Award and 1st Group N, again navigating for Derrick at the Border Stages rally championship prizegiving function in Cavan.
The following morning he flew out to Dubai to prepare for the final round of the Middle East championship. Killian thanks Caden Refridgeration, Moylaw for their support throughout the season, and is wished the best of luck in Dubai from all his supporters.
PEACE KEEPING DUTY
Gerard O'Malley, St. Patrick's Ave and Aiden Garrett, Mullenmore Rd., are at present in Liberia on Peace Keeping Duty with Irish Army, Aiden's brother. Declan is joining up with them this weekend. They are wished all the best of luck by their many friends.
The annual Crossmolina Fire Brigade Charity Car Wash is on this Saturday, December 13 on the Ballina Road from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Your support would be greatly appreciated.
DIED IN CASTLEBAR
The death occurred on Monday, December 1st in the General hospital, Castlebar of Bridgie Cronin, 44 Erris Street and formerly of Fairfield. Her remains were removed from Hiney's Funeral Home to St. Cormack's Church, Moygownagh. Burial took place in the adjoining cemetery on Wednesday after Requiem Mass. Bridgie was predeceased by her husband Paddy and is survived by her sister Mary Gallagher, Erris Street, nieces, nephews, relations and many friends in Crossmolina and Fairfield. May she rest in peace.
Sarah Syron, Knockleggan was fourth overall in the All Ireland Cross Country colleges athletic championships in Athone. She also helped her team GMIT, Castlebar to third place in the team event.
MASS IN BELLACORRICK
Mass for the deceased staff of ESB, Bellacorrick will be celebrated in the Canteen on this Thursday, December 11th at 9.30 a.m. All are welcome.
Congratulations to the winners of the Readoiri competitions from Crossmolina Centre which were held in Moygownagh on Saturday night, November 22nd last.
Figure dancing, Laura Judge, Emer Jordan, Elizabeth O'Brien, Pamela Garrett, Lorraine Keane and Grace Howley.
Junior Waltzing, Rachel Duffy and David Howley.
Junior Novelty Act; Sinead Walsh, Grace McKinley, Grace Howley, Shane Rowland, Tommie Sheehan, Deirbhle Walsh, David Howley, Darren Jordan and Eamon Greham.
They now go to the Connacht semi final to be held in Kilmaine on Saturday, December 13th. Good luck to all.
DIED IN BOSTON
The death took place recently in Boston of Nora Cunningham nee Mulligan, Doonaroya, Bougha-doon. Burial took place in Boston. Nora was pre-deceased by her husband Jimmy and is survived by her son Jimmy, sister Ellen Gaughan, Coolna-brinna, Boughadoon, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, extended family. May she rest in peace.
DIED IN MANCHESTER
The death occurred suddenly in Manchester on Tuesday, November 25 of johnny Corrigan, formerly of Enaghbeg. Burial took place in Manchester on Friday last. Johnny is survived by his wife Kathleen, son Sean, daughter Ann, brother Bernie, Enaghbeg, sisters Pauline Browne, Lahardane, Breege Halligan, McHale Road, Castlebar, Teresa Walsh, Peggy Carden, Angela Breslin, Janie Foster, all in Manchester, nieces, nephews, extended family, relations and friends. May he rest in peace.