Sadly over the last couple of weeks a number of local families have suffered a bereavement in their family.

James Mc Kenna Ballydoo a former chairman of our club passed away after a short illness. Although James was not directly involved in our club over recent years, he always kept a keen interest in what was going on both on and off the field. Both ourselves and Tullysarron with our guard of honour showed in in our own small way what James meant to both clubs while he was involved and we will always be grateful for the enthusiasm he brought to our club during his time with us. To his sister Briege in Madden, and the entire Mc Kenna family we offer our deepest sympathy to them at this sad time.

Mary Taggart from Kilcreevy also died recently. Mary was a great supporter of our weekly lotto and to her husband Eugene and family we also offer our condolences.


John Rice from Tassagh, a brother of Susie Mc Cusker was buried in Keady on Thursday past. Susie, Benny and family support our club in all aspects and we extend to them all our deepest sympathy on the loss of John and assure them of our thoughts and prayers.

Agnes Mc Guinness wife of our President Charlie and mother of committee member Brendan died suddenly on the morning of 10th December. Agnes was a lady who supported Charlie and her children in everything they did, whether it would be with Madden or Middletown. Charlie has been a stalwart of Madden Raparees for many years, playing, refereeing, and all levels of administration. Her son Brendan manages a number of teams, and her grandchildren are playing at different age groups within the club.  The large attendance at her funeral in Middletown bore testimony to the esteem in which Agnes and the Mc Guinness family are held in both communities, and we assure the Mc Guinness family, her sister Philomena and brother Seamus our continued support and prayers at this difficult time for them. May her gentle soul rest in peace.