Cloonfad CD launch

Cloonfad's ‘Little Mountain Church’ CD launch will take place in Jennings Lounge, Cloonfad on Thursday, September 1st. All proceeds in aid of St Michaels Special School in Castlerea and the Roscommon Association for the Mentally Handicapped. Special guests on the night include Kevin Prendergast, Mick Flavain, Lisa Stanley, Jerry Geraghty and many more. Admission only €5. Show starts at 9p.m. sharp.
CD's are availabe for only Ten Euro - plus postage - of 4 euro to UK and Europe and 6 Euro to USA. Contact for orders.

This wonderful idea is the brainchild of Fr. Tommy Commins and members of the Cloonfad church choir. The CD is produced by Mr Kevin Maloney a native of Charlestown, County Mayo but now resident in Cloonfad. Kevin owns a recording studio in Cloonfad, aptly name Hillside Studios, and was in the past a member of the sixties group, the popular Riviera showband. He is joined on this production by Mary Teresa Burke, Mary Moore, Patsy Browne, Peggy PrendergastLally, Jacinta Regan, Caroline McGuire, the pupils of Castlerea Special School and many other excellent local singers and musicians. This is a must for all music lovers.

Fishing competition

A Pike Fishing competition will take place on Loughglynn Lake on Sunday, August 28th. Fishing will take place from 12-5 p.m. for the Whitehouse Perpetual Cup. The presentation of prizes will take place afterwards in the Whitehouse Hotel, Ballinlough. Refreshments will be served.

Carrick School U12 Team

Carrick in Connacht Final Held in Headford

The Under-12 boys of Carrick NS played in the pioneer soccer competition held in Headford on Saturday last. The boys had previously qualified from the event earlier in the summer by winning the county final in Tuam. The first game was against Charlestown which Carrick NS won 1-0. The goal scorer was Conor Hussey. The net minder was Caoileann Fitzmaurice who had an excellent game and made many great saves to give Carrick NS victory. The second team opponent was Taughmaconnell and again Carrick NS emerged victorious by winning 6-5. This game was a very tight game and exciting to watch. Both teams played excellent football. This game was keenly fought in all areas and with John Finan, and Brian Neary in defence and kept Carrick NS in the game. Darragh Burke in the forwards and Conor Hussey in centre field complimented each other well. Brendan Connolly had a wonderful game in this match and put in some excellent tackles on the Taughmaconnell team while Michael Flynn set up some lovely chances for his team mates. Both team managers expressed the opinion that this was the game of the day for some wonderful football played in a very sportsman’s like manner. The final against Ballina was played out in the afternoon in brilliant sunshine and though tired Carrick NS played with great determination and heart. Unfortunately they conceded two early goals the boys fought back in the second half to go 2-1 but Ballina were the stronger team and ended the game on a score of 3-1. The boys had a great day of football and fun and thanks to the parents who travelled with the team to Headford. The day ended with refreshments in Supermacs in Tuam and all players had worked up an appetite for chips and drinks. Thanks to Mrs Cheevers NT and to the pioneer organisers for a well organised event.

Annie Hussey RIP

Late Mrs Annie Hussey

The peaceful death occurred in her one hundredth year on August 14th of Mrs Annie Hussey, Ballinlough. Annie enjoyed excellent health up to a very short time ago and was very involved in community activities all her life. She was a great story teller and had a wonderful singing voice. Always ready to sing or recite at any social gathering, she was a life long member of her local church choir. Predeceased by her husband Tommy some years ago, she is survived by her daughters Mary, Clonsilla; Kathleen Battersby, Rathleigh; Angela Godfrey, Moate; Bernadette Craig, Drogheda; and Cora Barrett, Ballina; sons-in-law, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, relatives, friends and neighbours. Her remains were removed from her residence on Monday, August 15th to the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Ballinlough and following 1 p.m. Mass of the resurrection on Tuesday, August 16th burial took place to the local cemetery.

Death of Jimmy Frayne

The peaceful death in his 91st year occurred on August 11th of Mr Jimmy Frayne, Station Road, Ballinlough. Jimmy was well known in the cattle trade and was a keen judge of an animal. He enjoyed his regular card games and a game of bingo up to very recent years. Jimmy was a hardworking man all his life and a good friend and willing neighbour whenever the need arose. A devoted husband, father and grandfather, he is survived and deeply regretted by his wife Mary (Baby), sons Tommy, Michael, Liam, Sean, daughter Ann O’Rourke, Castlerea, sister Mary Regan, Cloonsuck and Francis Beirne, Castlerea, grandchildren, sisters-inlaw, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives friends and neighbours. His remains were removed from Gaynor's Funeral Home, Castlerea on Saturday, August 13th to the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Ballinlough and following Mass of the Resurrection on Sunday, August 14th burial took place to the local cemetery.