Lanesboro Ballyleague 27th July’09

Lanesboro Ballyleague Notes   

Saturday Night Fever

Saturday evening next promises to a wonderful evening of fun and frolics in the town of Lanesboro. The Shannon Gaels second Annual Wheelbarrow triathlon and Bar-b-que will take place with many tough hurdles facing the contestants. The first race will commence following Mass at 8.15pm and the entire community is invited to come out and join in what should be a wonderful piece of fun. If the comical scenes of last year are to be replicated then it is well worth coming along for a great deal of hilarity. The obstacles have yet to be announced and it is commonly felt that the obstacles will be kept secret and unveiled on the evening so that nobody will have an advantage over anybody else. Sponsorship cards are in all the participating businesses in the town and your support will be of great assistance to the continuing

Following the Triathlon the club will hold its Bar-b-que and will present the wonderful Colm Mulligan in the Parish Hall. Colm Mulligan has been the leading entertainer in the midlands and west for a number of years and it is a great coup that the club will have him playing in the Parish Hall. Bar-b-que food will be available and again the club invites everybody in the Parish to come along.

As this is the holiday season and there will be a lot of people coming into the area we ask that you bring along your guests and have them part of what is a full parish event. The cost of attending the night in the Hall is only a very nominal €5. There is and never will be value like this in the parish for a long time to come. The club continues to promote community spirit which is a vital aspect in the club going forward and welcome each and everyone to what should be another marvellous evening in the annals of Shannon Gaels Minor Club.

Lough Ree 2000 Bridge Club

The results of the competition held on Monday 20th July are; 1st: Chris Mc Grath & Kitty O’Dowd, 2nd: Maureen Hynes & Hannah Clyne and 3rd: Mark & Peggy Crehan.

Lough Ree Golfing Society

The society had a very enjoyable day’s golf at the exquisite Portumna Golf Course on Friday last 24th July. A special thank you to the Portumna golf course captain and committee for the beautiful condition of the fairways and greens which were in high preparedness for their captain’s prize last weekend. The society golfers certainly did it justice and many fine scores were returned. The results on the day: 1st John James O’Shea 37 points, 2nd Jim Finn 34 points, 3rd Sean Brennan 33 points. The front nine was won by Timmy Glynn and the back nine was won by Joe Conmy. Nearest the pin on the 18th was won by Brendan Whitty.

A thank you to all that attended and also to the catering staff at the club who provided wonderful food for the very hungry members after their game. A wonderful day for all involved!

It is now onwards to the Captain’s Prize Day at Co. Longford Golf Course on Saturday 22nd august from 10am to 12noon.  As usual text your name to 087-9730611 to be included on the time sheet in what should be a wonderful day at the lovely and challenging Co. Longford Golf Course.

Speech Drama and Musical Theatre

Are you interested in being part of a Speech Drama and Musical Theatre in Lanesboro? The opening of the school is dependent on the feedback received and if you are interested you should immediately contact Olive Whelan phone 086-8869446.

Cloontuskert Cemetery Sunday

There will be Mass in Cloontuskert Cemetery on Sunday next 2nd August at 6pm.

Roscommon Races

Following on from the week of Galway races the next meeting of Roscommon Races will take place on Tuesday next 4th August with the first race at 5.50pm. Go along for a great evening of fun and craic and finish the evening off with the very popular Race Dance.

Championship Time

Good luck to Rathcline and St. Faithleach’s senior football teams who play vital championship games on Sunday next. It would be wonderful to see both teams getting great vocal support in their efforts to reach the next stage of the championship.

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Golf Classic

The Longford County Minor Board who continues to do great work in the development of underage county teams is staging their annual Golf Classic and Bar-B-Que at Longford Golf Club on Bank Holiday Monday 3rd August.  It is hoped that all local golfers from the area will come together and support by entering teams. The cost of entering a team is €200 and this includes bar-b-que and refreshments on the 10th tee following your round. This is the 14th Golf Classic and we urge your support.

Pilgrimage to Lough Derg

A one-day pilgrimage will take place on Sunday 23rd August leaving Lanesboro at 7am. This one-day pilgrimage has proven to be very successful with huge numbers attending. The full fare for the trip that includes island contribution and bus fare is €42. Early booking is advisable and you can book your place by phoning Mary at 3321969.

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 4 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.

St. Faithleach’s GAA

U14 Championship County Final: Pride of the Parish must go to our U14 Panel of Players and their Manager Bob McCormack for a fantastic win in the U14 Championship County Final on Sunday last. St. Faithleach’s defeated Shannon Gaels in a hard fought battle played in Kilmore. Final Score – St. Faithleach’s 2-10 Shannon Gaels 2-7. Congratulations to all players on the Panel: Jonathan Garvey, David Healy, Mikey Cox, Darren Nerney, Cpt. John Mulryan/Walsh(0-2), Colm Mangan, Colin Gannon(0-2), Kevin Farrell, Shane Phillips, Diarmuid Murtagh(1-5), Ethan Connell(0-1), Stephen Walsh, Jonathan Hussey(1-0), Jerome Kelly, Cian Gannon, Jack Irwin, Callum Farrell & Ryan Guinan. Congratulations and many thanks to their Manager Bob McCormack for his dedication and commitment throughout the year. A fantastic achievement for the team and all involved we wish them the very best of luck as they prepare for the U14 League County Final to follow.
Senior Championship: We play against Padraig Pearses at home on Sunday next 2nd August. See fixtures for time. Best of Luck to all.
Lotto: No jackpot winner – €20 winners: Don Fallon, Gerry McGann, Maureen Kyne, Pat McDonnell & Michael Hilliard. Next draw on 4th August in the Club House, Jackpot: €8,800. Team on duty: S. Cox, M. Murphy, D. Dunne & N. Banahan


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