Lanesboro Ballyleague Notes 31st August’09

Lanesboro Ballyleague Notes   


Pilates with Bonnie will start on Thursday 10th September in St. Mary’s Parish Hall, Lanesboro at 7pm. Pilates is suitable for all ages and abilities. Please bring along your own mat. If you require further details contact Bonnie at 0872238237.


County Longford Vocational Educational Committee offer the following courses at Lanesboro Community College commencing during September –  Horsemanship, Outdoor recreation, Secretarial Studies, Multimedia Production and European Computer Driving License ECDL. For further information you are asked to contact the Community College, phone 33 21139 or Longford VEC offices Battery Road Longford, phone 33 41030.

Lanesboro Bridge Club

The new season for Lanesboro Bridge club commences on Wednesday 9th September in the Lough Ree Development Co-Op hall at 8pm sharp. The club welcomes all their previous bridge playing members and welcomes all new people that would like to come along and enjoy an evening playing bridge.

Pilgrimage to Knock

The annual Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock will take place on Sunday next 6th September with Fr. Simon Cadam the homilist.

Harvest Festival

The hugely popular and successful annual Harvest Festival will take place at Carrickedmond on Sunday 6th September starting at 2pm. The popularity of this festival is mainly due to it being a Vintage display and working field day where you go along and see harvesting with horse machinery, vintage tractor and machinery harvesting, harvesting with a scythe and reaping hook, threshing with drum and flail. There will also be horse ploughing and loy digging. There will be side events for all the family including dog show, pig on spit, crafts, baking, pony rides, and bouncing castle.

Music on the day will be provided by Frank Nelson, Jimmy Hussey, Tony Moran, Seamus Farrell and the Kavanagh family. There will be a dance and raffle on the night in the El Paso, Kenagh.

Admission on the day is €10 with children going free. Go along and enjoy a wonderful day and relive the memories of old.

All the proceeds of the day will go to supporting local Sub Aqua Clubs.

Samaritans seeks Volunteers

The Samaritans are seeking new volunteers and they are having an information night for new volunteers at 3 Court Devenish, Athlone. This address is opposite the Credit Union and beside the Radisson Hotel in Athlone. The information night takes place this Wednesday night 2nd September at 8pm. New volunteers are always required and you time will be invaluable. For further information contact 086-8312380.

Lough Ree Golfing Society
It was a very enjoyable outing to Co Longford Golf Club on Saturday last to celebrate our captain, Paddy Donlon’s prize day. There was a good turnout of 27 players and after the initial light drizzle, the weather improved dramatically.  Congratulations to the Co Longford course committee for the excellent condition of the greens and fairways notwithstanding the torrential rainfall all week.
Some excellent scores were returned and the following were the results:
The overall winner of Paddy Donlon’s beautiful prize- a lovely piece of bog oak- was Jimmy Flanagan on 35 points. In second place with 32 points was Charlie Brennan; third was Jim Finn who had 29 points.  The front nine was won by Joe Conmy with 15 points and the back nine was won by Sean Brennan on 13 points. Nearest the pin on the 4th was won by Brendan Whitty and the visitor’s prize was won by James Conmy with 37 points.
Many thanks to Mike Power and Colm McCrann who very generously sponsored some prizes and a special thanks to the captain and committee of Co Longford Golf Club for their generous hospitality. The Society hopes to be back in Longford for another outing next year.
All in all a very enjoyable day: some good golf, some middling, and great camaraderie in the clubhouse afterwards. Thanks to all who attended.  The next outing, the harvest one, is to Mountemple Golf Course on Wednesday 16th September.  Hope we get the good weather promised for September, fingers crossed!

Church Gate Collection

The annual Irish Heart Foundation Church Gate collection will take place on Saturday and Sunday next 5th and 6th September at all Masses. Your support will be much appreciated.

Social Services Whist

The season commences once again on this Friday night 4th September in St. Mary’s Parish Hall at 8.30pm. This monthly Whist Drive is a very vital organ of support and funding for the Lanesboro Social Services and at this particular time there is never a great need for support. Please make the effort to go along and support this very worthwhile cause.  

Allergy Testing Now available

Food intolerance and allergy testing is now available at Cloud 9 Health and Beauty Clinic on Main Street. This will help with a number of problems such as Sinuses, Migraine, Eczema, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, energy levels, weight loss, Acne and many more.  Pat Boyd will be holding a clinic at Cloud 9 once a week. Cloud 9 is in the ownership of local girl Michelle Connerton daughter of Liam and Pat Connerton. Further information call into Michelle or phone 3327834.

Lough Ree 2000 Bridge Club

The results of the competition held on Monday 17th August are: N/S 1st Eileen Kelly & Nancy Dolan, 2nd Joan Donnellan & JJ Donlon, 3rd Hannah Clyne & Maureen Hynes, 4th Ann Shine & Mary Naughton. E/W 1st Mary Fallon & Kathleen Hanley, 2nd Una Clarke & Nora Kelly, 3rd Renee Walsh & Noreen Dunne, 4th tie between Breda & Ger Clarke and Vita and Eileen.

The results of the competition held on Monday 24th August are: N/S 1st Joan Donnellan & JJ Donlon, 2nd Frances Mc Cormack & Mary Jameson, 3rd Chris Mc Grath & Kitty Dowd, 4th Nancy Dolan & Eileen Kelly. E/W 1st Mike Flynn & Geraldine Cafferty, 2nd Loretta Cooney & Maureen Mulryan, 3rd Ken & Mary, 4th Mary Pender & Ann Shine.

Speech Drama & Musical Theatre

A new Speech Drama & Musical Theatre School for Lanesboro where Registration and Classes will commence on Saturday5th September in St. Mary’s Hall, Lanesboro.  The class at 4 pm is for children aged 4 – 7 yrs and the class at 5 pm is for children aged 8 yrs – 12 yrs.   This is an approximate guide only and of course brothers, sisters and friends can be together if they so wish.  A meeting held in mid June speaks for itself with a high level of interest in the Arts in Lanesboro.  Olive Whelan has well established Performing Arts School in neighbouring counties and this service comes at parents request to provide a similar high quality service in Lanesboro.  It also has added value in bringing a community integrated project to Lanesboro.  This invitation is open to all.  The Programme involves speech, drama, creative movement, art, acting, mime and all expressive arts.  It is creative fun non-judgemental activity initially for 10 weeks. ie Sept – Dec 2009.  The plan for Jan – April is to undertake a performance or the option of children going forward for their grade exams in acting, public speaking etc. The Programme enhances community spirit, increases confidence, fostering talent and creativity. This in turn leads to better performance at school, sport and development of the child.   Olive can be contacted on (086) 88 69 446 or  email   

St Faithleach’s GAA

Senior Championship: We drew with Kilbride in Kiltoom on Sunday evening last. Final Score – St. Faithleach’s 0-11 Kilbride 0-11. Team: D. Thompson, P. Hunt, D. Murray, D. Thompson, A. Murtagh (0-1), E. Kenny, K. Brennan, M. Reynolds (0-1), G. Cox (0-2), C. McCormack (0-1), B. Murtagh (0-1), P. Wallace, D. Hussey (0-3), A. Dooney (0-2), H. Kenny. Subs used: S. Ormsby, A. Brehon, C. Murtagh. Replay next Saturday evening in Hyde Park at 6.00pm.
Junior Ladies: We had a win over Tulsk on Sunday last. Game next Sunday, see fixtures for details.
Lotto: Next draw on 1st September in the Club House, Jackpot: €9,000.
Cards: Every Tuesday night in the Club House, 9.00pm. New players welcome. Results of last week’s games – Winners, Michael & Kathleen Finan. 2nd, Pat J Fallon & Sean Parker. Last game, Packie Feeney & John O. Ticket Winners – Joe Rooney, Seamus Walsh, Freda Connaughton, Phonsie Moran.
Paddy Bolger Memorial Tournament: Postponed until further notice due to weather conditions.
U14 Ladies: We had a win over Shannon Gaels on Tuesday last followed by a win on Friday against Tulsk. Team: A. Nerney, E. Kenny, N. Carty, S. O’Neill, C. Brennan, N. Scally, K. Murphy, R. Costello, C. Cleary, S. Brennan, E. Hegarty, A. Collier, R. Banahan. Subs: L. Gill, N. O’Donnell, T. Nerney, L. Hoare, C. O’Reilly. Next game at home to St. Ronan’s on Tuesday evening.
U12 Boys Championship: We had a win Tulsk on Sunday last in Tulsk. Final Score – St. Faithleach’s 4-7 Tulsk 2-2. Team: M. O’Donnell, J. Irwin, J. Farrell, L. Parker, D. Kelly, C. Mangan, M. Cox, D. Nerney (0-4), S. Phillips (0-1), J. Hussey (0-1), E. Farrell (1-0), C. Gannon (0-1), S. Walsh (2-0). Subs: R. Guinan, C. Donoghue, K. Nerney (1-0), C. Gannon, E. Tynan, D. Barry.
U10: Well done to the U10 team who took part in the Oran Tournament on Saturday last.
Upcoming Events: Ladies Night to be held in the Club House on 25th September. BBQ postponed due to weather conditions.
Fundraising Drive: The Club are in the process of seeking your support. Club Representatives will be calling to your area in the coming weeks, please support in any way you can. Many thanks to so many Volunteers offering their help to get the Dressing Rooms started.
Congratulations: To James Quigley & Declan McCormack who celebrated their 21st Birthdays at the weekend.

Thank You

The Fayne family would like to sincerely thank all who made their fundraising Céilí which was held on Sunday 9th August a huge success.  The family would like to thank the Annally band  for their wonderful music, Lanesboro hall committee for their kind donation and anybody that donated spot prizes.

The sum raised to date is €3400 which will be presented to St/ Vincent’s Centre ( daughters of Charity), Navan Road, Dublin. It was a great afternoon and the family would like to thank everybody the supported in any way.

Roscommon Races

The next race meeting at Roscommon racecourse will take place on Monday next 7th September. Let’s hope that the Gods shine on the Lenebane track on this coming Monday. A great day of fun is assured.

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