Irish Title Winner: On Saturday afternoon Seán McDermott Boxing Club’s Déarbhla Rooney claimed victory in the Irish girl’s boxing championship final at the Dublin’s National Stadium when overcoming the challenge of Natalie Russell Riverside BC, Cork.
Déarbhla got off to a flying start and put her opponent under pressure from the first bell. A standing count was given to Russell at the end of the first round. Rooney kept her composure, stayed focussed and never let up once the bell went for the second round.
All was looking good for the Manorhamilton boxer going into the third and final round. Russell received another standing count in this round to leave it in no doubt that Rooney was going to win her second national title in three years.
Following the fight great celebrations took place around the Stadium involving all her Connacht supporters when Rooney’s hand was raised by the referee.
All-Ireland Bound: Two St. Clare’s Comprehensive School athletes Mary Broughton Rossinver and Jack Cavaliero Dromahair have qualified for the AVIVA Irish Schools track and field championships finals in Tullamore on Saturday, May 31.
Mary and Jack put in excellent performances when placing third in the junior girl’s 1500metres and senior boy’s long jump, respectively, at the Connacht Schools track and field championships that took place at IT Athlone on Thursday.
The other St. Clare’s athletes who competed in Athlone turn in impressive performances as well in their Connacht finals events including – Eadaoin Clancy, junior girl’s 200metres, 7th place; Chloe Rooney junior girl’s 1500 metres, 5th place; Denise Callinan, senior girl’s long jump, 5th place; the junior girl’s 4 x 100metres relay team of Mary Broughton, Chloe Rooney, Orlaith Kelly and Eadaoin Clancy, 6th place, and the senior boy’s 4 x 100metres relay team of Sean Kilgannon, Jack Cavaliero, Gary Fowley and Conor O’Hagan, 6th place .
Local Deaths: Deepest sympathy is extended to the family of Bridget Randall, née McMorrow, Kiltyclogher who died peacefully at the North West Hospice Sligo on Wednesday, May 14.
Bridget’s remains reposed at Our Lady’s Hospital Chapel Manorhamilton on Thursday evening, May 15 prior to their removal to St. Patrick’s Church Kiltyclogher.
Her Funeral Mass and Service took place on Friday, May 16 at noon in St. Patrick’s Church with burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.
Deepest sympathy is extended on her death to the family of Margaret (Peig) Fox (née Dalton) McDermott Terrace Manorhamilton and formerly of Lixnaw Co. Kerry and Bronx, New York.
Margaret died peacefully at Sligo Regional Hospital on Thursday, May 15. Her remains reposed at Our Lady’s Hospital Chapel Manorhamilton on Saturday evening May 17 prior to their removal to St. Clare’s Church.
Margaret’s Funeral Mass and Service took place in St. Clare’s Church on Sunday morning, May 18 with burial afterwards in Mullies Cemetery. Predeceased by her husband Eamon; sisters Lily and Mae, brother John, nieces, nephews, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, relatives, and a large circle of friends, survive Margaret.
Deepest sympathy is extended on her peaceful death at her residence to the family of Mabel Henry 3 Cashel Crescent Scribbagh Garrison Co. Fermanagh.
Mabel’s remains reposed at her home prior to their removal to Kiltyclogher Parish Church on Monday, May 19 for her Funeral Service at 2pm with burial afterwards in the adjoining church grounds.
Gospel Concert: The Manorhamilton Gospel Concert will take place on Thursday night, July 3 at 8.15pm in the Bee Park Community Centre.
It will feature Graham Murphy who is a talented gospel singer and pianist. He is well known and liked for his special renditions of the universally popular American Southern Gospel songs.
Admission is free and refreshments will be served. This concert, which is being promoted Irish Bible Ministries Lifford Co. Donegal, is for the whole community.
Meanwhile a bible study session for everyone will take place in the Bee Park Community Centre on Thursday night, June 5. All are invited to enjoy friendship with others at this session that will include bible readings from Chapter I of the Acts, gospel music, prayer time, as well as tea and biscuits on the occasion.
Litter Blitz: Public spirited volunteers meet every Thursday evening at 7pm in the Bee Park Community Centre to begin a weekly blitz on litter in the town under the auspices of the excellent Manorhamilton Tidy Towns Committee.
The Tidy Towns Committee asks people to make a big effort this year on litter prevention as it endeavours to improve Manor’s Tidy Town’s position. They also wish to thank the many businesses and private dwellers who are painting their houses as part of Tidy Town’s initiative.
Padre Pio Glove: The Padre Pio Glove will be in St. Molaise’s Church, Cliffoney on Friday evening June 6 for Mass at 7pm .
The Glove will then be at the home of Kathleen and Gene Sheerin, Castlegal (on the N15 road near Bunduff Bridge and Tullaghan) from Saturday, June 7 until Wednesday, June 11 inclusive from 10.30am to 6.30pm each day. All welcome to visit.