Lanesboro Ballyleague News 25th January’10

Lanesboro – Ballyleague Notes

Please Support an Exceptional Cause

The Irish Handicapped Children’s Pilgrimage Trust continues to huge work with children with disabilities. Each year at Easter time they bring a large number of children to Lourdes. Local man James Flaherty, for many years, has been very involved with the Trust and brings the children to Lourdes.

Next Saturday and Sunday 30th and 31st January James will represent the Trust at their annual Church Gate collection and I would ask you to be as generous as possible. Your support in previous years has been excellent and I trust this year will be no different.

Community College Enrolment

Enrolment at Lanesboro Community College will take place on Monday night next 1st February in the school from 7pm to 9pm.  That day from early morning all sixth class students from the locality will be brought to an open morning in the school.

The school extends a big ‘cead mile failte’ to both the sixth class students and their parents. And as the college crest says “Ar aghaidh le Chéile”.


Congratulations to Donal and Martina Chapman, Lisnacusha, on the recent birth of a baby girl.

Killashee Point to Point

The previously postponed Point to Point at Killashee has been rescheduled for Sunday next on Magan’s land on the Clondra Road. Please check time for first race. The point to point racing is a great day out for the family and it being so local to our area it is a day not to be missed. Go along and have a great day and see the stars of the future in National Hunt.

Search for a Star

Tickets like rehearsals are moving on apace and if you want to be sure of your seat at a show that promises to supersede the heights of last you should get your tickets now. With over 120 taking the stage in 18 acts you are assured of a wonderful and varied night out. Some of these acts will leave totally in awe of the talent that we have in the area.

The price of the tickets remains at the same price as the previous years and the €10 will be money very well spent. It is very important to note that that admission will strictly be by ticket only and absolutely no money will be taken at the door. Tickets are now on sale and can be bought by calling into Martina or Bridgie O’Brien, phone 043 33 21107 or email Joe at

Social Service Whist Drive

Once again we call on all card players to go along to the monthly Whist Drive in aid of Lanesboro Social Services. As you are fully aware the economics of the time and the continuing bad weather has put a huge strain and indeed drain on the old and those in need of Lanesboro Social Services. As the Whist Drive is the main fundraiser for the Social Service and a great support for their ongoing work your support is critical. Go along on Friday night week 5th February and enjoy a night of card playing as well as supporting a wonderful cause.

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.

Pioneer Dinner Dance

The annual County Roscommon Pioneer Dinner Dance will take place in the Abbey Hotel Roscommon on Saturday 6th February. Tickets are available, for what traditionally is a great night out, are available from Brenda Reynolds phone 043 33 21712.

Ballyleague Bingo

Following the inclement weather over the past few weeks it is great to see the many locals back to making their weekly outing to Ballyleague Bingo. The snowball for next week is €1,100 which is sure to draw a big crowd.

St Patrick’s Day Parade

Preparation have commenced for the St Patrick’s day Parade which will be held in Lanesboro on 17th March  If anybody  has an interest in placing a float in the parade please call the Co-Op office for an application form on 3327070. Now is the time to be getting your thoughts together and preparing your theme for float. We hope that this year will see everybody making a special effort to lift the spirits of the people and make the day another wonderful day in our locality.

25 Drive

The winners from the 25 Drive held on Sunday night last in the Co-Op Hall are: 1st game Sean & Val, 2nd game Edmond & Joe, lowest score Una & Bill, Table Prize 20th game Gemma & Mike, The raffle winners were Mark Crehan, PJ Glennon, Liz Hughes  and Tom Mulvihill.

Computer Course

Anybody interested in a beginners or advanced computer course please call the Co- Op., 043-3327070 to book your place.

Rathcline GAA

The re-scheduled Rathcline GAA Christmas Draw shall now take place on Saturday 30thth January 2010 at 11pm in the Yacht Bar. Tickets are €20, and can be purchased from any club member or in O’Brien’s shop. Top prize is €3000 with 2nd prize of €750, 3rd pize of €500, 4th prize of €300 & 5th prize of €200. It promises to be a great night out, so please come along to support the draw.  

Rathcline GAA AGM

The Annual General Meeting of the Rathcline Senior Club is planned to take place in the Clubhouse on Sunday 31st January at 3pm. It is vital we get a large turnout at the meeting to discuss all club developments in progress, and to assist in the running of the club for the coming year.

Junior Presentation

The presentation of the Junior Championship winning medals shall take place in the Swan Tavern on Saturday 13th February at 8pm – watch a rerun of the final and music until late.

St. Faithleach’s GAA

Lotto: The numbers drawn were – 2, 7, 24, 28. No jackpot winner. €20 winners – Breda Duffy, Moneen. Gerard O’Connor, Kilrooskey. Olivia Donlon, Barnaculla. Michael Manning, Ballyleague. Maura Quinn, Shannon Heights. Next draw 2/2/10 in the Club House. Jackpot €10, 000. Team on duty – G. Donlon, T. Irwin, R. McCormack and P. Kenny.

Cards: Every Tuesday in the Club House, 9.00pm. Results of last week’s games: Joint Winners – 10 games, Michael/Frank & P.J./Michael. Extra prize winner – Pete Glennon. Ticket winners – Phonsie, Tom, Sean and Tom.
2010 Club Membership: Membership now due for this year. Adults €40, Students €20, Family €80.
Upcoming Events: Friday 5th February, Lanesboro Community College Table Quiz in the Club House. Friday 12th February, Cloontuskert NS Disco. Saturday 13th February, St. Faithleach’s GAA Club Dinner Dance. Saturday 20th February, Indoor Soccer Tournament. Friday 26th February, Minor Club Presentation & Family Night.
Fundraising Development: Many thanks to all who have supported our Development Fundraising to date. Members will be calling to areas during the week, all support greatly appreciated. You can also donate to any Executive Committee Member at the Club House.
Sympathy: The Club extends deepest sympathy to Harry & Patricia McGann, Ballyleague on the death of Harry’s brother Micheal McGann, Gort, Co. Galway. To Majella Kelly & Family, Cloonadra on the death of his grandmother Mary Glennon, Ballydangan. To Josie Horohoe on the death of her sister Tessie Donlon, Lanesboro.

Guitar Lessons in Lanesboro

Did you or a family member get a guitar for Christmas? Why not get professional lessons in St Mary’s Hall every Thursday evening at 6pm. New course starts this Thursday. Beginners and improvers are welcome. We teach acoustic, classical and electric guitar. All ages welcome. 

You will learn in a relaxed atmosphere and kind and friendly teachers. 




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