Lanesboro Ballyleague Notes 11th January’10

Lanesboro – Ballyleague Notes


We would like to extend our sincere sympathy to Joan and Denis Devereaux and family, Rathcline Road, on the death of Joan’s brother, Hugh Rice, Banbridge, Co. Down  during the week.

Shannon Gaels

Lanesboro Bridge Club

Due to the ongoing harsh weather the Bridge club has cancelled all Wednesday night competitions until there is an improvement in the weather conditions.

Shannon Gaels Yearbook

The Shannon Gaels Minor Club year book is almost ready to go to print and the official launch will take place at the first night of Search for a Star.  Each year the book has been a huge success and this year’s copies will be presented free of charge to all patrons of Search for a Star and every members household will also receive a free copy. If you too would like a copy please email me at

Great Community Spirit

During this harsh weather conditions it is wonderful to see that the community spirit is alive and well and thriving in the area. A large number of younger and able bodied people are calling into their neighbours and the older generation to ensure that they have ample supplies and that the heat is on for them. We are a wonderful community and long may that spirit remain in our community. During this spell it is important that we continue to drop in say hello and do the necessary jobs.


Congratulations to Vinny and Caroline Farrell, Carrowstrawley on the recent birth of a baby boy.

Search for a Star is coming back

The hugely popular Shannon Gaels promoted Search for a Star will once again hit the stage in St. Mary’s Parish Hall on Friday 19th and Saturday 20th February. The acts are just getting together now in preparation for what is sure to be another wonderful nights entertainment produced by the minor club. At present there are 17 acts signed up for the show and there are negotiations ongoing with a local high flyer that he will make himself available for the show.

Each year there has been great disappointment by large numbers that they were unable to get a seat for the shows such was it popularity. This year, I am sure, will be no different. Bookings are now being taken in O’Brien’s Corner Shop and early booking is advisable. Tickets are priced at €10 each.

The club would like to invite all the many people that are away from back to the parish for one of those wonderful nights of craic, hence the availability of pre booking for the first time. If you wish to book please contact Joe, Martina or Bridgie O’Brien, phone 043-3321107 or email Joe at

St. Faithleach’s GAA

Cards: Every Tuesday night in the Club House, 9.00pm. New players welcome.
Thanks: We would like to thank all who have been working so hard on the roofing of our dressing rooms during the week.
Sympathy: The club extends deepest sympathy to Walter and Carmel Burke & Family on the recent death of Redmond Burke, Cork.


Badminton has returned for 2010 with all sessions resuming as before the Christmas break, Beginner Adults every Tuesday from 8pm, Club Members every Tuesday and Thursday from 9pm. Second Level Students every Thursday from 8-9pm and National School Level aged 8+ every Saturday from 6-7pm. Training as usual in Lanesboro Parish Hall.

2009 saw great competition from the junior members of the club. Keith Healy, Rosin Collier, Meagan Daly and Catherine Daly did the club proud at the U16 Pioneers Championship. The club would like to congratulate Keith and Rosin who represented Connaught in the Mixed Doubles and went on to win the All Ireland Title. The club also congratulates Meagan and Catherine who represented Leinster and coming Runner-Up in the Ladies doubles in the All-Ireland Final.

The Division 6 League Matches will resume (weather permitting) this week. Any member is welcome to come to support the team on a match night.

Indoor Market

The indoor market continues every Friday at the Co-Op Hall, from 11am to 2pm. We look forward to your continued support in 2010.


25 Drive Results

First 1st game John James & Michael Reilly, 2nd game Michael Kelly & Mick Rogers

Lowest Score – Michael Finan, Table Prize 20th game Liz & Niall Hughes.

Raffle Winners – Mike Rogers, Liz Hughes, Mike Finan.


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