The Charity Ballot, organised by the Ulster GAA Writers' Association at their annual banquet, raised a total of £3,164 at the 2009 event in the Slieve Russell Hotel, Ballyconnell with the recipients being Alzheimer's Society and Autism NI. The presentations were made at a reception in Quinn's Corner, Dungannon, with representatives of both organisations present. Seen here are (from left): Jerry Quinn (UGAAWA Chairman), Ann Wilson (Alzheimer's Society), Martin Higgins (Commercial Manager Quinn-Insurance, sponsors of UGAAWA), Kerry Boyd (Autism NI) and Tony McGee (UGAAWA Treasurer).

Photo: © Oliver McVeigh

It is with regret that we record the death of Bridie Quinn, Tullybryan Road, Ballygawley, who passed away suddenly at her residence on Monday 13th February. She is predeceased by her husband Ted. The removal took place at 11.15am on Wednesday morning to the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Ballygawley, for 12 noon Requiem Mass, followed by burial in Tullyallen Cemetery. There was a huge crowd, representative of all sections of the community, who called to the house and attended the removal and requiem Mass. Members of the UGAAWA called and attended the funeral. We offer our sincere condolences to her children - Paudge, Leo, Noel, Christopher, Hugh and Roisin and to all her relatives and friends. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam naofa.