LITTER PICK CONTINUES: Donoughmore / Knockea / Roxboro community association commenced their parish a litter pick last Sunday March 24. It would be nice if this venture would continue at least during the summer days as rubbish is continuously being dumped in roads and boreens. The parish has made enormous progress in this respect in recent times and may this trend longcontinue’
BEREAVEMENT: The death of Timmy McNamara, Raheen, was mourned last week. Timmy was a well known man in the locality who worked for the county council and cycled to work every day. His funeral was to Knockea church and Crecora cemetery.
SAM MAGUIRE: The All Ireland senior football cup, the Sam Maguire, made a surprise visit to Ballysheedy last Saturday. Sean McGinley who is associated with the Donegal county board and his wife Margaret and children called to see Leo his uncle in Ballysheedy, at his home. Leo from Kilcar, Donegal, played minor football for Donegal and at the age of 95 was at the national final at Croke Park last September to see his native county take home Sam. Sean and Margaret were accompanied by sisters Philomena and Moya nieces of Leo’s. Pakie O’Neill and friends supplied music as the visitors gave an exhibition of Donegal set dancing and the locals in Ballysheedy danced the Ballycommon. This was the first time that the Sam Maguire cup came to Ballysheedy and locality.