The Weekly Cavan Voice

Dear Friend,

Welcome to 7th edition of the Cavan Voice. I hope some of them are useful to you.

Kindest Regards,



Cavan under 21’s

We can be really proud of our Cavan under 21 team who played extremely well against Dublin and were very narrowly beaten in the end. They have a wonderful championship record and both themselves and Peter O’Reilly can be proud of how well they have done. There was a wonderful atmosphere at the game and a great Cavan attendance. Indeed, the future is blue.

INTO Conference

I travelled to Kilkenny to the INTO Conference on Monday. I am honoured each year with an invitation as a paternal delegate. It is a great occasion. I attended the District 5 get together on the Monday night which includes the Cavan and Monaghan members of the INTO. It was very nice to meet all the delegates from Cavan and Monaghan. They are a very professional group with a very genuine interest in education and the future of our children.

The reception for the Minister was in happy contrast to that given to him at the ASTI. He was well received. There was a misunderstanding around his statement about Honours Maths. What, in fact, he said was despite the fact that many girls do very well in Junior Cert Honours Maths, they do not keep it up to Leaving Cert. He suggested that including it as a requirement for Teacher Training might improve this. He just put the idea out there for consideration.

The Minister did give a commitment to try to achieve equalisation of pay as the economy improves. This would improve the lot of start-up teachers.

Fund Raiser for Knockbride Ladies Football Team

I took part in a very successful fund-raiser organised by Knockbride Ladies Football Team in the Bridge Tavern in Canningstown. The event was hugely attended and is a credit to the organisational skills of Nuala Rogers and the other Club members. Our Party colleague, Cllr. John O’Hare, also participated in the event, and the MC for the night was our imitable Mr. Paddy Sheanon. Also involved from the opposition were Cllrs. Niamh Smyth and Fergal Curtin. There is a great closeness among people in the Knockbride community. It is almost like an extended family.


I have been canvassing again with Cllr. Madeleine Argue and I am on route to join Cllr. Seán McKiernan in his canvass. We, as a party, owe Cllr. Argue a great debt of gratitude for the outstanding job she does in Cavan Town. It is vital to have strong Public Representatives in a large population centre like this.

On this Saturday, I will be joining MEP, Mr. Jim Higgins, for the canvass of Virginia, Mullagh, Kingscourt and Shercock.

Nomination Day

On this Saturday all our candidates will hand in their Nomination Papers. It will really be game on then. Please get out and help them. A good showing in these Local and European Elections would solidify us as the Party of Government for the foreseeable future.

Senator Joe O'Reilly representing Cavan & Monaghan 2010. | An ExSite website