Lanesboro Ballyleague Notes 13th July’09

Lanesboro Ballyleague Notes   

Lanesboro Pike Angling

There will be a Pike Boat fishing competition on Sunday week 26th July on Lough Ree. Fishing will take place between 11am and 4pm. Entries will be taken from 10.30am at Lanesboro harbour. The entry fee is €25 per boat with a maximum of 4 rods and no more than two rods per person. All boats must have a proper holding tank. There will also be prizes for junior fishermen. Membership may be taken out on the day, membership fee adults €10 and juniors and OAP’s €5.


We would like to extend our sincere sympathy to Joe and Patsy Farrell and family, Lisnacusha on the death last week of Joe’s brother Ned in Prosperous, Co. Kildare. In his younger days Ned was a footballer of note with the Rathcline club before his move to Kildare where he lined out with the Allenwood GAA club and also with Kildare county team. Ned was renowned for his left footed drop kick. He was also a top sprinter and has many tiles to his credit. It is often said that he coined the phrase ‘goal or an inquest’. May he rest in peace.


Congratulations to Barry and Sinead Hogan, Ballyclare Court on the recent birth of a baby boy.

Shannon Gaels Minor Club


Congratulations to David and Lisa Malone, Lehery on the recent birth of a baby girl.

Cemetery Sunday

Cemetery Sunday continues on Sunday next 19th July with Mass in Clonbonny cemetery at 6pm.

Illegal dumping, burning and burying of waste

Longford County Council would like to remind people that the use of bog land or any land for the illegal dumping, burning or burying of waste material is illegal and anybody caught doing so is liable for prosecution under the Waste Management Act 1996-2008 and may face fines of up to €20,000 if prosecuted for such offences.

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Bus to Salthill

Every Sunday during July and August Donnelly’s Bus service are running a bus to Galway and Salthill every Sunday. The bus leaves O’Brien’s Corner at 9.55am. For further information phone Donnelly’s at 6686540.

Fund-raising Céilí

The Fayne family is running a fund-raising céilí in aid of St. Vincent’s Centre, Dublin on Sunday 9th August 2009. The céilí will be held in St. Mary’s Parish Hall Lanesboro from 3 to 7pm. Music will be supplied by the very popular Annaly Band. Tickets for the event can be purchased from Claire Egan, John Fayne, Gabrielle Collins or any family member.

A great evening of music and craic is assured and it should not be missed. Get your dancing shoes polished and get ready for a great evening of dancing.

Lough Ree 2000 Summer Bridge

The results of the competition held on Monday 6th July: N/S 1st Joan Browne & Hannah Clyne, 2nd Mike Flynn & Geraldine Cafferty, 3rd Nancy Dolan and Eileen Kelly, 4th tie Ann Donlon and Freda Kenny and Loretta Cooney & Maureen. E/W 1st Mary Fallon & Kathleen Hanley, 2nd Nora Kelly & Una Clarke, 3rd Chris & John Mc Grath, 4th en Jones & Mary Mc Dermott.

Open-Air Garden Theatre

Roscommon Arts Centre presents Cinderella in the grounds of the Abbey Hotel Roscommon on Saturday 25th July at 12noon.  Bookings for this unique event can be booked at the Roscommon Arts Centre phone 090 66 25824.

Lough Ree Golfing Society

The second outing of the year will take place to the exquisite Portumna Golf Club on Friday 24th July. As the Society has to forward the time sheet to Portumna in advance it is very important to get your name on the time sheet as soon as possible. You can do this by texting your name to the secretary, Frank Conmy at 087 9730622. There are 27 places available on the time sheet and they will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

The society looks forward to seeing you on the 24th where and enjoyable day’s golf is anticipated.

Wheelbarrow Triathlon and Festival

Shannon Gaels Minor Club will again be organising for the second year the Sponsored Wheelbarrow Triathlon Races and Festival on Bank Holiday Saturday 1st August. Last year was a stunning success and this year the Races will be of a more challenging nature and unique event. There will be four races each one a challenge. The pubs in the area have been invited to enter a team for the Pub Race. The two semi state bodies ie. Bord na Mona and ESB have been invited to take part in the ‘Battle of the Semi States’. Clubs in the area have been invited to take part to find the speediest club and businesses have been invited to take part in the ‘Business Challenge’.

Each of the participants is asked to fill a sponsorship card and this will go towards the development of the minor club which is going from strength to strength in the parish. The work being done in the club is laying the foundations for the future of Rathcline GAA.

The Wheelbarrow Triathlon will start at St. Mary’s Parish Church at 8.15pm and will finish at the bridge. The club invites the entire parish to come out onto the streets and witness a wonderful piece of fun and craic.

Following the ‘races’ there will be a function in St. Mary’s Parish Hall where, weather permitting, the music and dancing will takes outside in the garden and if the weather is inclement  inside in the hall. There will be music by local exciting group and this will be followed by the renowned Colm Mulligan. This promises to be a wonderful night of music song and dance. Finger food will be served during the evening. All this entertainment for only €5.

The minor club is an integral part of the parish the evening entertainment is being organised as a parish night out and one that the clubs invites everyone to come along to enjoy and meet friends and neighbours. It is an evening not to be missed but one to be embraced and enjoyed.


We would like to extend our sincere sympathy to Vincent and Marie English, Lismacmanus on the death last week of Vincent’s mother Mrs. Annie English in the Inis Ree Nursing Home Ballyleague. Annie was laid to rest in Achill Sound, Co. Mayo on Sunday last.  

St Faithleach’s seeks local support

On Saturday night last, St. Faithleach’s club launched its latest fund-raising drive to continue the impressive development which begun six years ago. One of the most impressive aspects of this launch was the enthusiasm and determination of so many people to make it a success.  To date over €1.2million has been invested on purchasing new grounds, developing three top-class pitches, building a clubhouse, providing walking facilities for the members, developing car parks for up to 800 cars, erecting boundary fencing and the completion of extensive ground works. The club is fully committed to completing this exciting facility which will be available to many other community and sporting groups in the area. On this occasion the focus is on providing new, and much needed, dressing-rooms. As announced at the launch, the club is in the very fortunate position of having many trades-people offer their labour free of charge. This will be a tremendous saving and a real indication of the community support for the project. The cost will also be offset by the allocation of €84,000 of state money, made up of €70,000 of Sports Capital Funding and €14,000 of CLAR grants. However, in order to avail of these finances, the club has to raise a similar amount to get the project started. The package unveiled on Saturday night was certainly novel and was greeted very positively by the large crowd present. Three options are being put before the people of the parish and the members and supporters from outside the parish. The first is a voluntary donation of €1000 or more – this is tax deductible for a company or self-employed and it also has an added benefit that the club can claim a tax rebate on the donation. Secondly, twelve years family membership of the club, two years club lottery membership and a name plate on a post surrounding the playing pitches can be purchased for €1000. The third option is the ‘Join the Chain Campaign’ – for €200 a donor’s name plate will be attached to a post on the fence surrounding the playing pitches. The club is very conscious of the financial and employment difficulties being experienced at present by many but it risks losing the €84,000 grants if the erection of the building is postponed. In the coming weeks, club representatives will be calling to all houses in the parish seeking support However, if the enthusiasm shown at the launch is reflected in the broader community, the club can be confident of success once again.

Shannonside Camera Club

Shannonside camera club held its first photographic exhibit last weekend in conjunction with the summer school & arts festival. The club only formed last April had on display 73 photographs and although the subjects were varied all attempted to portray ‘life’ the theme of this year’s summer school. As envisaged Lough Ree was captured in all its beauty, but subjects also photographed were taken as far away as Spain, Holland, Libya, Japan and Mexico. Some of these photographs will put on the internet next week and may be viewed on to longford-ballylague & Lanesboro-others.



Shannon Gaels Minor Club

All available supporters of the club are invited to come along to Clonbonny on this Thursday night at 7pm for the final of the Under 14 League where Clonguish Óg will be the opposition. This is a wonderful opportunity for the club to start the year off on a successful note. We wish the panel and team mentors Sean Lisle, Niall O’Donoghue and Sean Kenny the very best of luck.

The under 8 panel were again honoured this week when they were invited to play at half time of the Longford Kerry qualifier in Pearse Park on Saturday last. The club would like to thank Longford County Minor Board for their invitation.

The under 10 team will play in a blitz competition in Newtownforbes on Sunday next.

The under 12 played very successfully in a blitz in Ardagh over the weekend. The club thanks Ardagh for their hospitality.

The club extends its sympathy to the Farrell family Lisnacusha and the English family Lismacmanus on their recent bereavements.

St. Faithleach’s GAA

Tansey Cup: We were defeated by Eire Óg on Sunday last at home. Final Score – St. Faithleach’s 1-7  St. Eire Óg 3-5. Team: M. Tarmey, C. Cox, J. Vesey, P. Flynn, M. F. O’Grady, B. Scally, J. Connor, D. Murray (1-1), P. Murray (0-1), B. Hussey, A. Brehon (0-3), A. Kenny, D. Rooney(0-1), P. Brennan(0-1), N. Dooney. Subs: J. Casey, D. Dunne. See fixtures for next game.
U12 Boys: We were defeated by Kilbride on Sunday last. Final Score – St. Faithleach’s 1-10 Kilbride 4-3. Team: E. Farrell, D. Foley (1-1), S. Walsh (0-5), C. Gannon, M. Gill, D. Kelly (0-1), D. Nerney (0-2), J. Irwin (0-1), C. Donoghue, L. Parker, R. Guinan. Subs: C. Smith, K. Nerney.



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