FORMER SCOTSTOWN FOOTBALLER ORDAINED IN MONAGHAN

6 July 2018 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Michael Fisher

It was a day of celebration for the parish of Tydavnet and the diocese of Clogher as former Scotstown footballer Seán Mulligan from Knockatallon was ordained to the priesthood by Bishop Noel Treanor at St Macartan’s Cathedral in Monaghan on Sunday. It had been over fifty years since anyone from that area close to the border with Co. Fermanagh had been ordained. Fr Seán is 47 and is a lifelong pioneer, with a great devotion to Our Lady, in the footsteps of the late Canon Bernard Maguire from Scotstown. That was reflected in the liturgy at the Cathedral. It was also during his first Mass at St Joseph’s Knockatallon on Monday evening. The main chalice that was used was originally presented to Fr Maguire (then a curate) in 1966 by the people of Tydavnet when he became Parish Priest of Drumully near Clones. Hundreds of people attended both ceremonies. At St Joseph’s many had to remain outside the redecorated chapel, which was full. Tyrone…

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