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The following was submitted to us by the Blackwater Steelers Basketball Club: The Steeler’s family lose one of their own Blackwater Steelers Basketball Club mourn the passing of Matthew Curley, a son, a brother, a player, a team member and a lovely lad. It is truly devastating when we lose a young person who we all have watched play, develop and grow up since he was very young. Matthew joined the Steelers academy where he would have enjoyed learning the basic skills of the game in a fun based environment, but where the desire to get it right was already showing. Mathew joined the U14 team in 2015/16 season when we played in BNI, this was a very young U14 side and wins were rare. But this was about development, growing and learning and it became obvious Matthew was serious about learning. The 16/17 season was something else, on the first training session in Colaiste Oiriall when all the lads arrived back one of our coaches jokingly expressed surprise and said for the boys sake she hoped they would win at least one game. Still U14 Matthew came back, he was now one of the taller boys and it was obvious he had been working on his game. He became a regular scorer as he and his team went on a 15 game unbeaten run, losing the last game of the season but winning the league and the Top 4 Final, before crowning the season off with an All-Ireland win on the 17th April 2017 in Limerick. Matthew played an integral part throughout that very successful season. Though the Steelers may not have matched those heights again Matthew continued to strive to be the best he could be, his diligence earned him a place on the first U15 Academy North Team, gateway to Irish selection. He continued to play U16s and 18s and of course for his school Colaiste Oiriall, giving his all for each team. I had the privilege to coach this young man for a number of seasons, as a person he was quiet, perhaps shy, very well mannered and polite but his desire and hunger to learn gave him an edge that others couldn’t match. Matthew was very coachable and if asked to practice something at home, it was perfected. This attitude of always doing something the right way, easily identifiable by coaches, over time won the respect of his peers. Matthew stood up. As a club, whose leaders and coaches are mostly all parents themselves, our collective hearts go out to Matthew’s parents John & Fiona, strong supporters of the club from its foundation. To his sister Katie who preceded Matthew as a player for years and now is a coach and brother Josh who also played. We pray that you will get through this difficult period and vow our support where we can. May Matthew rest in peace. We at emyvale.net would also like to offer our sincere condolences to John, Fiona, Katie and Josh and to all the Curley and Fields family members. May God give you all strength to carry this heavy cross and may Matthew rest in peace. Peggy McMahon: It is with a heavy heart and sadness that I report the death of Peggy McMahon, Killycooley, which occurred in Beaumont Hospital, Dublin on Friday, April 9th with family members around her. She took ill on St. Patrick’s Day and was taken to Cavan Hospital but later that evening she was transferred to Beaumont for emergency surgery. After her surgery next day she seemed to be progressing well but within 48 hours further major surgery was required and she never fully recovered afterwards. Covid19 restricts visitation to patients in hospital, which made it very difficult for the family and they had to rely on Video Calls most days until her condition worsened and members of the family were then allowed to be with her until she passed away peacefully on Friday. Her Requiem Mass will be celebrated in St. Mary’s Church, Glennan, tomorrow morning, Monday, at 11.00am. The Mass can be viewed on-line and can be accessed through the link to St. Mary’s HERE. Burial will take place afterwards in Drumbanagher Cemetery. Peggy, nee McMeel, Killybrone, was married to Joe McMahon, formerly Main Street, Emyvale. After some years in the UK they returned to their newly built home in Killycooley. Peggy was a loving wife, devoted mother, childminder and capable housewife and was a kind, quiet and gentle lady. She had a great welcome for all callers to the home and the ‘Cup of Tea’ was produced right away. She loved the chat and to have the opportunity to catch up on any news from around the area. She and Joe played their parts in the community by supporting all developments and encouraging those involved. Peggy is predeceased by her daughter Deborah, who succumbed to cancer after a brave struggle to survive and this was a cruel blow to the family. We offer our sincere condolences to Joe; to her daughter Liz (and her husband Brian); to sons Dermot (and his wife, Mary) and George (and his wife, Norma); to Deborah’s husband, John; to her grandsons - Daniel, Nicholas, Dean, Jordan, Ronan and Ryan; to her brothers - Paddy and Seamus; to her sister - Suzie; and to the wider McMahon and McMeel families. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a h-anam naofa. Lyla Steele. Today we offered our deepest sympathies to Stuart and the entire Steele and Brady families on the passing of Lyla. She was a wonderful woman who brought so many good things to North Monaghan. The benefit of the Duck farm cannot be quantified but so many have had a much more comfortable lifestyle than would have been possible without Silverhill. It has been a marvellous success and more so when one considers the difficulties they faced when their business was devastated with bird-flu, just when it appeared that they were doing well. Despite all that they recovered and were soon sponsoring so many events and organisations and supporting more and more. The assistance she gave to many individuals can never be counted and she and Ronnie were like-minded when it came to community development. When Emyvale Development Association began planning the new Enterprise Centre for the Mill Road, we ran the idea past her and she was full of enthusiasm for the project and offered her support in whatever way she could assist. We can safely say that without her input and direction we could never have attracted the funding and achieved our targets. She and Ronnie, with their business acumen and wisdom, built a fantastic business, which grew from a couple of ducks in a field to a product which is sought in the best restaurants all over the world and they really put Emyvale on the map. We can never forget their contribution to our communities and her kindness and benevolence to us all. May she now be enjoying her reward in the peace and loving care of God. May she rest in peace. It is with deepest sympathy that I record the death of May McKenna, Derrykinnighmore, Emyvale, Pre- deceased by her husband Jimmy, her son Johnny and daughter Patricia. She will be sadly missed by her loving sons and daughters, Eddie, Jimmy, Rosemary, Bridie, Gerard, Maria, Philomena, Macartan, Enda, Monica, Teresa, Oliver, Dympna, Josephine and Valerie, sons in law, daughters in law, grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, brothers in law and sisters in law, and her extended family and friends. May's remains will leave her residence on Thursday at 1.30pm to arrive at The Sacred Heart Church, Carrickroe for 2pm funeral Mass. Burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. May's funeral Mass will be streamed live on https://www.mcnmedia.tv/camera/church-of-the-sacred-heart-2 Due to current restrictions, May's house, funeral & burial will be private to family only. Anyone wishing to pay their respects to May, may do so along the route as May's funeral cortege travels from the family home to the church. Please ensure to adhere to social distancing guidelines at all times. I first got to know May when, in my teens, I was often out at the Garage and since then I always looked forward to seeing her constant smile and warm greeting. I admired her for her strength of character and her ability to support so many community organisations and activity and not just in Truagh parish but in others where her family had connections. So often I watched her as she enjoyed the performances of the children in Deravoy National School, her own grandchildren and great grand children among them, and then to see her at the Truagh and Emyvale Social days chatting, laughing, enjoying herself and helping others to enjoy the occasion too. When I was speaking to her daughter last week we were hoping that she would reach her big birthday in a couple of weeks but sadly that was not to be. May knew everyone by name and everyone knew May and we all loved her. Our sincere sympathy to her family and extended family. May she now rest in peace.
The following was submitted to us by the Blackwater Steelers Basketball Club: The Steeler’s family lose one of their own Blackwater Steelers Basketball Club mourn the passing of Matthew Curley, a son, a brother, a player, a team member and a lovely lad. It is truly devastating when we lose a young person who we all have watched play, develop and grow up since he was very young. Matthew joined the Steelers academy where he would have enjoyed learning the basic skills of the game in a fun based environment, but where the desire to get it right was already showing. Mathew joined the U14 team in 2015/16 season when we played in BNI, this was a very young U14 side and wins were rare. But this was about development, growing and learning and it became obvious Matthew was serious about learning. The 16/17 season was something else, on the first training session in Colaiste Oiriall when all the lads arrived back one of our coaches jokingly expressed surprise and said for the boys sake she hoped they would win at least one game. Still U14 Matthew came back, he was now one of the taller boys and it was obvious he had been working on his game. He became a regular scorer as he and his team went on a 15 game unbeaten run, losing the last game of the season but winning the league and the Top 4 Final, before crowning the season off with an All- Ireland win on the 17th April 2017 in Limerick. Matthew played an integral part throughout that very successful season. Though the Steelers may not have matched those heights again Matthew continued to strive to be the best he could be, his diligence earned him a place on the first U15 Academy North Team, gateway to Irish selection. He continued to play U16s and 18s and of course for his school Colaiste Oiriall, giving his all for each team. I had the privilege to coach this young man for a number of seasons, as a person he was quiet, perhaps shy, very well mannered and polite but his desire and hunger to learn gave him an edge that others couldn’t match. Matthew was very coachable and if asked to practice something at home, it was perfected. This attitude of always doing something the right way, easily identifiable by coaches, over time won the respect of his peers. Matthew stood up. As a club, whose leaders and coaches are mostly all parents themselves, our collective hearts go out to Matthew’s parents John & Fiona, strong supporters of the club from its foundation. To his sister Katie who preceded Matthew as a player for years and now is a coach and brother Josh who also played. We pray that you will get through this difficult period and vow our support where we can. May Matthew rest in peace. We at emyvale.net would also like to offer our sincere condolences to John, Fiona, Katie and Josh and to all the Curley and Fields family members. May God give you all strength to carry this heavy cross and may Matthew rest in peace. Peggy McMahon: It is with a heavy heart and sadness that I report the death of Peggy McMahon, Killycooley, which occurred in Beaumont Hospital, Dublin on Friday, April 9th with family members around her. She took ill on St. Patrick’s Day and was taken to Cavan Hospital but later that evening she was transferred to Beaumont for emergency surgery. After her surgery next day she seemed to be progressing well but within 48 hours further major surgery was required and she never fully recovered afterwards. Covid19 restricts visitation to patients in hospital, which made it very difficult for the family and they had to rely on Video Calls most days until her condition worsened and members of the family were then allowed to be with her until she passed away peacefully on Friday. Her Requiem Mass will be celebrated in St. Mary’s Church, Glennan, tomorrow morning, Monday, at 11.00am. The Mass can be viewed on-line and can be accessed through the link to St. Mary’s HERE. Burial will take place afterwards in Drumbanagher Cemetery. Peggy, nee McMeel, Killybrone, was married to Joe McMahon, formerly Main Street, Emyvale. After some years in the UK they returned to their newly built home in Killycooley. Peggy was a loving wife, devoted mother, childminder and capable housewife and was a kind, quiet and gentle lady. She had a great welcome for all callers to the home and the ‘Cup of Tea’ was produced right away. She loved the chat and to have the opportunity to catch up on any news from around the area. She and Joe played their parts in the community by supporting all developments and encouraging those involved. Peggy is predeceased by her daughter Deborah, who succumbed to cancer after a brave struggle to survive and this was a cruel blow to the family. We offer our sincere condolences to Joe; to her daughter Liz (and her husband Brian); to sons Dermot (and his wife, Mary) and George (and his wife, Norma); to Deborah’s husband, John; to her grandsons - Daniel, Nicholas, Dean, Jordan, Ronan and Ryan; to her brothers - Paddy and Seamus; to her sister - Suzie; and to the wider McMahon and McMeel families. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a h-anam naofa. Lyla Steele. Today we offered our deepest sympathies to Stuart and the entire Steele and Brady families on the passing of Lyla. She was a wonderful woman who brought so many good things to North Monaghan. The benefit of the Duck farm cannot be quantified but so many have had a much more comfortable lifestyle than would have been possible without Silverhill. It has been a marvellous success and more so when one considers the difficulties they faced when their business was devastated with bird-flu, just when it appeared that they were doing well. Despite all that they recovered and were soon sponsoring so many events and organisations and supporting more and more. The assistance she gave to many individuals can never be counted and she and Ronnie were like-minded when it came to community development. When Emyvale Development Association began planning the new Enterprise Centre for the Mill Road, we ran the idea past her and she was full of enthusiasm for the project and offered her support in whatever way she could assist. We can safely say that without her input and direction we could never have attracted the funding and achieved our targets. She and Ronnie, with their business acumen and wisdom, built a fantastic business, which grew from a couple of ducks in a field to a product which is sought in the best restaurants all over the world and they really put Emyvale on the map. We can never forget their contribution to our communities and her kindness and benevolence to us all. May she now be enjoying her reward in the peace and loving care of God. May she rest in peace. It is with deepest sympathy that I record the death of May McKenna, Derrykinnighmore, Emyvale, Pre-deceased by her husband Jimmy, her son Johnny and daughter Patricia. She will be sadly missed by her loving sons and daughters, Eddie, Jimmy, Rosemary, Bridie, Gerard, Maria, Philomena, Macartan, Enda, Monica, Teresa, Oliver, Dympna, Josephine and Valerie, sons in law, daughters in law, grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, brothers in law and sisters in law, and her extended family and friends. May's remains will leave her residence on Thursday at 1.30pm to arrive at The Sacred Heart Church, Carrickroe for 2pm funeral Mass. Burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. May's funeral Mass will be streamed live on https://www.mcnmedia.tv/camera/church-of-the-sacred-heart-2 Due to current restrictions, May's house, funeral & burial will be private to family only. Anyone wishing to pay their respects to May, may do so along the route as May's funeral cortege travels from the family home to the church. Please ensure to adhere to social distancing guidelines at all times. I first got to know May when, in my teens, I was often out at the Garage and since then I always looked forward to seeing her constant smile and warm greeting. I admired her for her strength of character and her ability to support so many community organisations and activity and not just in Truagh parish but in others where her family had connections. So often I watched her as she enjoyed the performances of the children in Deravoy National School, her own grandchildren and great grand children among them, and then to see her at the Truagh and Emyvale Social days chatting, laughing, enjoying herself and helping others to enjoy the occasion too. When I was speaking to her daughter last week we were hoping that she would reach her big birthday in a couple of weeks but sadly that was not to be. May knew everyone by name and everyone knew May and we all loved her. Our sincere sympathy to her family and extended family. May she now rest in peace.
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