Lanesboro Ballyleague Notes 1st June’09

Lanesboro Ballyleague Notes


Russians in Search of Credit Union Secrets!

Credit Unions across the Midlands are this week rolling out the “RED” carpet as they prepare to welcome a group of 30 Russian credit union students and activists to their localities. These visitors are part of a major study trip arriving here next Thursday June 4th to examine at firsthand how Irish Credit’s have become such a phenomenal success story worldwide.

Five local Credit Unions,-those in Lanesboro/Ballyleague, Longford, Roscommon, Mullingar and Clara will co-operatively host this impressive educational event in what should also be a fantastic promotional opportunity for all concerned. Their guests include Credit Union staff and volunteers from three separate regions across North-West Russia, – St. Petersburg, Karelia, and Dubna (North of Moscow).  These Credit Union visits are an important aspect of a week-long educational module for students, sponsored by the Irish Credit Union movement. All of these students are deeply involved in developing credit unions in Russia, and moreover in the battle to grow the Credit Union ideal among their respective populations.

This major study trip to Ireland and the Midlands in particular, is part of the ongoing programme of the ‘Irish League of Credit Unions International Development Foundation’, which has as its central aim the promotion of the Credit Union model worldwide as a preferred approach to poverty alleviation in poorer countries. The “Foundation” is the body charged with making good use of the generous contributions made by hundreds of thousands of Credit Union member’s right across the 32 Counties of Ireland. As well as the three regions of Russia, these Irish contributions also support development project in places as far afield as Ethiopia, Ghana, The Gambia, Albania, and many more. All of these projects are closely managed on an ongoing basis by the Board of the Irish Foundation. 

From a local perspective all of our Credit Unions have been very proactive in preparing a multi-faceted programme of activities for their Russian visitors which will include educational presentations, informational sessions, as well as providing a social and cultural aspect to the visit. This week-end Mullingar, Clara, Roscommon, Longford and Lanesboro/Ballyleague Credit Unions are busy putting the final touches to what should be a very interesting event next week right across the Midlands Region.

Pointers to the overall event:

It’s a one day visit to the Region on Thursday 4th June (day before the election)

The Russians will be divided into two groups, one visiting Clara CU and later Roscommon CU. The other group are bound for Mullingar CU and later Longford.

Both groups then jointly visit Lanesboro/Ballyleague CU

The day will conclude with a meal and a social evening in the local GAA Clubhouse which is being hosted by the local Credit Union. This will include an Irish Music Session which should be a fitting finale to the day.   

For further information on this event or the work of the “Foundation” please contact Gerry Thompson or Lanesboro/Ballyleague C.U: Mary B. Murphy Manager 043 3321431

Roscommon Races

Weather permitting, next Sunday and Monday will be the first meeting of Roscommon Races for this year. It was disappointing that the previous scheduled meeting had to be called off due to the weather. If the weather that we have had over the weekend continues into next weekend it will make for a huge crowd on both evenings. It is an ideal way to spend an evening and meet up with old friends and indeed make many new friends. Go along and enjoy the athmosphere, there is nothing that beats the sight of horses in full flight competing before big crowds at the popular Roscommon track.

Campaign Rally

The Peer Inn, Lisnacusha plays host to the End of Campaign Rally of Fianna Fáil Local Election Candidate Anne Marie Nolan on Thursday Night, 4th June next. Local Groups Byzantium and Traditional Musicians will provide entertainment. All are welcome.

Lanesboro Ballyleague Summer School

The Summer School Launch will take place in the Lough Ree Arms on Wednesday night week 10th June at 8pm. Food and wine will be served followed by Traditional Irish Music. You are invited to attend.

Lough Ree Environmental Summer School and Arts Festival will take place in Lanesboro from 9th-12 July

Lanesboro/Ballyleague Community Playschool

Lanesboro Ballyleague Community Playschool is holding a fund raising event in Sorohan’s private function room on Saturday 6th June.  Paul Malone, comedian will be providing a night of laughter for all.  Tickets are €10.  The show starts at 9.30 pm.  Anyone wishing to purchase tickets can do so by either telephoning Teresa on 086-7919-733 (leave a message out of playschool hours and Teresa will call you back).  Alternatively, tickets will be available at Sorohan’s and a number of local outlets still to be confirmed.

 Any parent who has enrolled their child for playschool in September 2009 or wishes to enrol their child are advised to telephone Teresa on 086-7919-733 or call into the playschool between 10.15am and 12.00 noon within the next two weeks so final lists for the September intake can be drawn up. 

 The Community Playschool is hoping to extend our service to offer After School Care in the future.  The provision of this service will depend upon there being enough demand in order to make it viable.  If you think you would be interested in using this service please telephone Teresa on 086-7919-733 to express your interest.

Indoor Market

Indoor Market continues to grow in the Lough Ree Co-op Hall every Friday from 11am. – 2 pm. The latest addition is the fish stall which is always sold out. To avoid disappointment why not pre-order your fish at the co-op office. Orders must be placed before the Thursday of the week. Why not pay us a visit and pick up some good food.

The staff would like to thank Pauline Brennan for her help on Friday

Council and European Elections

This Friday will see the voting for the local council and European elections. It is very important that everybody should turn out and exercise their democratic right. There are three local men seeking election – sitting Councillor Adie Farrell in our local area and sitting Councillor Brendan Farrell in the Longford Town Council and Mid Longford area. There is also the challenge in our own area of Independent candidate Mark Casey.

We would like to wish the three candidates the very best of luck.

Head Start Summer Fun Club

The local Head Start Summer Fun Club will once again be running for three weeks in July for 2½ to 8 year olds. Commencing on Monday 6th July for 6 to 8year olds, Monday 13th July for 4 to 6 year olds and Monday 20th July for 2½ to 4 year olds.

Head Start Pre School is taking bookings on an ongoing basis for pre-school children from 2½ to 5 year olds. For more information contact Denise 3321321 before 6pm.

Social Services

The usual monthly Social Services Whist Drive will take place in St. Mary’s Parish Hall on this Friday night 5th June at 8.30pm. Your usual great support will once again be appreciated. When you go along bring your friends with you. There is nothing better than playing cards and having fun in the company of your friends and you are assisting a hugely valuable committee in our area.

Lanesboro Bridge Club

The 36th AGM of Lanesboro Bridge Club was held on Wednesday last 27th May following the very enjoyable meal in Glasson.

Club President Mary Mullooly who is presently hospitalized at the moment was unable to present her Presidents Prize to Mai Casey. Instead the presentation was made on her behalf by her son Joe. The club extends their best wishes to Mary and looks forward to having her back for the new season in September. The club also extends best wishes to Frances Mc Cormack who was also not able to attend on the night.

Following the presentation of prizes the following officers were elected for the coming year: President – Peg Clarke, Secretary – Gemma Douglas, Treasurer – Frances Brennan, Marker – Mary Mc Gushen, Tournament Director – Cyril Hussey, Master points Secretary – Marie Sheeran, executive member – Phil Chalmers.

The secretary congratulated Joan Donnellan on her incoming year as President of the North Midland Region of C.B.A.I. She will assume office at the regional AGM on Friday night next in Tullamore. This is a great honour for Longford and especially for Lanesboro and the club wishes her well.

The club would like to extend their thanks to all its members for the past season and looks forward to seeing you in September following a wonderful summer.

Lanesboro Community Games Results
The Community Games was held on the track last Monday night 18th May ’09
and there was a good turnout of children and parents. The results are as
U-6 60m 1st Caoilinn Flood 2nd Anna Maguire 3rd Sarah Curran
U-8 60m 1st  Emily Fallon 2nd  Aoife English 3rd  Aoife Nolan
U-8 80m 1st  Aoife English 2nd  Emily Fallon 3rd  Abby Ward
U-10 100m 1st  Orla Keane 2nd  Hannah Shea 3rd  Aisling Casey
U-10 200m 1st  Orla Keane 2nd  Hannah Shea 3rd  Aisling Casey
U-10 60m Hurdles 1st  Orla Keane 2nd  Hannah Shea 3rd  Aisling Casey
U-12 100m 1st  Hayley Rooney 2nd Sarah Farrell 3rd  Tanya Farrell
U-12 600m 1st  Hayley Rooney 2nd Lara O’Sullivan 3rd Sarah Farrell
U-12 Ball Throw 1st Lara O’Sullivan 2nd Anna Peters 3rd Hayley Rooney
U-13 Walking Race 1st  Dearbhail Flood
U-14 100m 1st Shannon Rooney 2nd Laura Peters 3rd Lauren Guinan
U-14 800m 1st Laura Peters 2nd Lauren Guinan 3rd Dearbhail Flood
U-14 80m Hurdles 1st Shannon Rooney 2nd Lauren Guinan 3rd Eleanor Lisle
U-14 Shot Putt 1st Enda Brega 2nd Shannon Rooney 3rd Danielle Irwin
U-14 Long Jump 1st Lauren Guinan 2nd Lauren Peters 3rd Shannon Rooney
U-14 Long Puck 1st Lauren Guinan 2nd Danielle Irwin
U-16 100m 1st Aisling Brady
U-16 Javelin 1st Aisling Brady
U-6 60m 1st Duileach Ryan 2nd Oisin Kenny 3rd Christopher O’Loughlin
U-8 60m 1st Richard Prior 2nd Liam Ross 3rd Evan Chalmers
U-8 80m 1st Richard Prior 2nd Liam Ross 3rd Seadna Ryan
U-10 100m 1st Owen Murray 2nd Oran Kenny 3rd Daniel Curran
U-10 200m 1st Owen Murray 2nd Padraig Sorohan 3rd Daniel Curran
U-10 60m Hurdles 1st Owen Murray 2nd Daniel Curran 3rd Cronan Flood
U-12 100m 1st Kevin Sorohan 2nd Iarla O’Sullivan 3rd Mark Lyons
U-12 600m 1st Kevin Sorohan 2nd Connell Kennelly 3rd Cillian Flood
U-12 Ball Throw 1st James McCarthy 2nd Kevin Sorohan 3rd James Gavigan
U-12 Long Puck 1st Kevin Sorohan 2nd Connell Kennelly 3rd Iarla O’Sullivan
U-14 100m 1st Sean Costello 2nd Max Zimarves 3rd Sean Casey
U-14 800m 1st Sean Costello 2nd Maz Zimarves  3rd Oisin O’Sullivan
U-14 80m Hurdles 1st Sean Costello 2nd Sean Casey 3rd Oisin O’Sullivan
U-14 Long Jump 1st Sean Costello 2nd Sean Casey 3rd Niall Nolan
U-16 100m 1st Eoin Sorohan  2nd  Jack Rooney 3rd Stephan Donoghue
The names of the children that qualify for the County Final in Ballymahon
on Sunday 21st June will be in next week note including the Relay teams.
All children that are going to Ballymahon must sign the entry form.

St. Faithleach’s

Tansey Cup: We had a draw away to Strokestown on Saturday evening last. Final Score – St. Faithleach’s 0-11 Strokestown 1-8.
Lotto: The numbers drawn were 3, 10, 25 and 29. No jackpot winner. €20 winners: Christena Azzali, Cloontuskert. Maggie Gannon, Gortgallon. Cathy Donlon, Church View. Bridie Nolan, Newtowncashel. Maire Corcoran, Knockrockery. Next draw 9th June in the Club House, Jackpot 8,400euro. Team on duty – J. Brennan, A. Brennan, D. Mc Loone and J. Hegarty.
Card Game: Every Tuesday night in the Club House, 9 o’clock sharp. New Players welcome. Results of last week’s games: 10 games – Michael/Mary. 10 games – Dan/Michael. Last game – Mike/Tom. Ticket Winners: T. Donlon, P. Moran, N. Gibbons, M. Flynn.
U14 Boys: We had a win away to Elphin on Thursday evening last. Final Score – St. Faithleach’s 5-19 Elphin 3-6. Team: C. Farrell, J. Kelly, M. Cox, D. Healy, J. Mulryan, C. Mangan, C. Gannon(0-1), K. Farrell(1-2), S. Phillips(0-2), D. Murtagh(1-9), E. Connell(2-1), C. Gannon(0-2), R. Guinan(0-1). Subs: D. Nerney (1-1).
U12 Boys: We were defeated by Michael Glavey’s on Saturday evening last in Ballinlough. Final Score – St. Faithleach’s 3-7 Michael Glavey’s 2-14. Team: M. O’Donnell, J. Irwin, D. Kelly, R. Guinan, L. Parker, M. Cox (0-1, C. Mangan (0-1), E. Farrell (0-1), S. Phillips, J. Hussey (0-3), C. Gannon (0-1), D. Foley (3-0), M. Gill. Subs: E. Tynan, C. Smith.
Sympathy: The club extends deepest sympathy to Padraig McNamara on the death of his brother.
Upcoming Events: Social Night to be held 13th June, details to follow.
Merchandise: Club Merchandise now on sale, please phone Derek Thompson on (=
087) 8172668.
Golf Society: Anyone interested in forming a Golf Society please contact Derek Thomson on (087) 8172668 for details.

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