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Published 13/08/2013 | 05:24

The next Ballymartin School Reunion meeting will be in Joyces in Borris on Wednesday, August 21 at 8pm. Contact Mary Lennon at O86 8974331, Mary Maher at 087 1315297, Mick Kinsella 087 2037394 or Mary Strong 9773324. The Reunion is set for Sunday evening, October 27 in The Step House Hotel Borris.


The 2nd Carlow Bagenalstown Scout Group is holding a Field Day in the McGrath Park on Sunday, August 18. They would welcome donations of bric a brac and bottles for their bottle stall.


Draw 1st €500: Thomas Kinsella, Kilcumney 2nd €300; Kathleen Dowling, Rathellen; 3rd €200 Michael Doyle, Kiltealy

Raft Race Seniors: Team Fireman for Jimmy D's Pub Juniors: High Nelly Club

Fishing Competition: Billy Black Tullow.

King and Queen: Michael Nevin and Ann Marie Egan..

Wheelbarrow Race: James Byrne and Darren Hickey

The Voice: Abi Aregoke and Rosalynn Odugebe.

Duck Race: Margaret Griffith, Aoibhinn O'Sullivan Roisin Murphy, Mick Lillis, Mark Walsh, Madeline Salter, Mairin Lambe, Barney Dolly, Adam McLaughlin, Martin Nolan.

The organising committee would like to thank all who supported the Festival, the girls in the Scouts Newsletter for their help with advertising and everyone who helped to make the 2013 Festival such a success this year.


The Parish has a team of people who have been professionally trained to support all parishioners who have been bereaved. A letter offering this confidential support is sent out to one member of a bereaved family where the funeral has taken place in Bagenalstown Parish. This support is also available to all members of the family and to bereaved parishioners where the funeral has not taken place in Bagenalstown. If you would like to avail of this support please phone Rita O'Quigley on (o59) 9131323 or Eleanor Dunphy in the Parish Office (059) 9721154. who will make the necessary arrangement for someone to call to you.


Fenagh GFC - 50/50 July Draw Results: 1st €400 Winner Joan Power, Ballyloughan, Promoter Imelda Hughes: 2nd €200 WinnerChrissie Murphy, Tullow Road, Nurney, Promoter Michele Murphy; 3rd€100 Winner Jack Butler, Kilconnor, Promoter Michele Murphy; 4th €100 Winner Pat Smith, Hacketstown, Promoter: Kenneth Murphy; 5th €50 WinnerLiam O'Rourke, Red Hill, Promoter Joe Nolan; 6th €50 Winner Sean Dalton, Kilcloney, Ballinkillen, Promoter Muiris Brick; 7th €50 Winner Rosemarie Gavigan, Clonmacshane, Promoter Oliver Gavigan; 8th €50 Winner Muriel Kearney, Fenagh, Promoter Theo Kearney; 9th €25 Winner Joe and Jim Nolan, Boherduff, Promoter Muiris Bric; 10th €25 Winner Kenneth Murphy, Ballydarton, Promoter Kenneth Murphy.

Fenagh GFC would like to thank everyone who supports their draw.


The Racing Museum Committee would like to thank those who gave their assistance during the recent Festival which contributed greatly to the success of the two day Racing Exhibition.


Nurney Villa 50/50 Draw Results €500 Paul Murphy, Ballinaboley €50 Frank Bermingham, Nurney €50 Mick O'Reilly, Clonmelsh €25 Cora Townsend, Ballyloo €25 Paddy Moran, Oldtown €25 Jimmy Mullins, Philip St. Bagenalstown €25 David Dermody, Knockthomas €25 Thomas Comerford, Hillview €25 P.J. Doorley, Ballyryan €25 John Cummins, Ballyryan.

The Club wish to offer its sincere sympathy to the Chada and Murphy families, Ballinkillen. Eoghan was a valued member of Nurney Villa Juvenile Club, while Ruarai was a loyal supporter and a promising player of the future. Sanji was a playing member of the O-35 squad and we also think of him in these troubled times. May God grant them all peace in their time of turmoil.


Congratulations to David Devine who completed the Iron Man Challenge on July 1 last in Klagenfurt, Austria. David lives in Waterford with his fiancée, Catriona, and is a son of John and Margaret Devine, Royal Oak Road, Bagenalstown.

David spent six months of intensive training preparing for the Challenge. He and other members of his team flew from Cork Airport on 28 June where parts of the city were under 3ft of water. When he arrived in Austria the country was in the middle of a heat wave with temperatures constantly rising.

His first competition was swimming, followed by a quick break and on to his bike to face the 180km cycle leg with temperatures rising to 40 degrees. This was an incredible undertaking for David who took part in the event to raise much needed funds for Dystonia Ireland. Dystonia is a neurological movement disorder which may affect anyone at any age.

David was supported in Austria by his fiancée Catriona and his family and friends at home who watched him on the internet as he crossed over the line.

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