Lanesboro Ballyleague Notes 15th February 2010

Lanesboro – Ballyleague Notes

Shannon Gaels Registration Night

The Shannon Gaels Minor club will hold their registration night on Thursday night 25th February in the clubhouse at 7pm. Registration is for all players from under 8 to under 18 and it is hugely important for all members as anybody not registered cannot represent the club as they are not insured. The registration fee is €30 for one child and €45 for two or more children. It is very important that all parents turn up and register their children. The club welcomes every young child and their parents living in the parish and encourages them to come along on registration night. Every young boy and girl in the parish should be registered with the club as the club hosts a lot of activities throughout the year in Clonbonny and it is important that no child should be absent from the activities.

Table Quiz for Haiti

Adie Farrell would like extend his grateful thanks to everybody for their support of his Table Quiz in his bar on Thursday night. The full proceed has been donated towards the people of Haiti. It was a hugely successful night and a great night of fun was had throughout. Adie would like to say a big thank you to everybody, those that helped in the preparation of questions, those that turned up to support and the business people of the town that sponsored so many spot prizes, so much so that every table has a spot prize winner.

Congratulations to Jimmy Flood, Paddy Flood, Joe Mc Grath and Margaret Mullooly who made up the victorious team.


The death took place at the County Hospital Roscommon on Sunday last of Tom Crean, Cloonadra, Ballyleague who was ill for a while.. His remains were removed from his residence on Monday and following his Requiem Mass burial took place to Cloontuskert cemetery. We would like to extend our sincere sympathy to his wife Elizabeth, son Thomas, daughter Eilis, relatives and many friends

Search for a Star

All is now set for one of the biggest nights of the calendar year in St. Mary’s Hall. Those fortunate enough to get tickets are in for a real treat. According to one observer the night promises to be better than last year – if that is possible.

If you have tickets on order make sure you have them collected from O’Brien’s before Friday as any tickets remaining on Friday will be put out on open sale.

Lanesboro Fair Day

Lanesboro Fair Day committee would welcome your support in preparation for the Fair Day on Saturday 6th March. Contact Kevin Murray, Samantha Lulham or Margaret Gillen to offer your support.

St Patrick’s Day Parade

Preparation have commenced for the St Patrick’s Day Parade that will be held in Lanesboro/Ballyleague 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.

There will also be the usual prize for the best dressed window, all premises owners are urged to begin getting their ideas together for decorating their windows and making the day even brighter.

This is an important day for Lanesboro and since its introduction two years ago it has got better each year. This year we hope that it will surpass the previous years and see another wonderful day in our town.

Lough Ree 2000 Bridge Club

The results of the competition held on Monday 8th February are: Gross 1st Des & Eileen Watts, 2nd Phil Chalmers & Fiona Gillen, 3rd Mae Casey & Margaret Gillen. Nett 1st Renee Walsh & Mary Mc Gushen, 2nd Des & Eileen Watts, 3rd Vita Whelehan & Eileen Mulry. N/S Gross 1st Des & Eileen Watts, 2nd Phil Chalmers & Fiona Gillen, 3rd Mae Casey & Margaret Gillen. N/S Nett 1st Des & Eileen Watts, 2nd Phil Chalmers & Fiona Gillen, 3rd Mark & Peggy Crehan. E/W Gross 1st Renee Walsh & Mary Mc Gushen, 2nd Vita Whelehan & Eileen Mulry, 3rd Noreen Dunne & Eileen Kelly. E/W Nett 1st Renee Walsh & Mary Mc Gushen, 2nd Vita Whelehan & Eileen Mulry, 3rd Una Clarke & Nora Kelly.

The club played the C.B.A.I. Sims competition on Monday last and the results are 1st: Margaret Gillen  & Mai Casey 68.41%, 2nd: J.J. Donlon & Joan Donnellan 63.96%, 3rd: Hannah Clyne & Maureen Hynes 62.08%, 4th: Loretta Cooney/Maureen Mulryan 58.13%, 5th: Noreen Dunne/Eileen Kelly 57.95%, 6th: Bernadette Gillen & Patsy Canavan 57.29%, 7th: Mike Flynn & Geraldine Cafferty 56.82%, 8th: Mary Mc Gushin & Renee Walsh 52.71%, 8th: Fiona Gillen & Phil Chalmers 52.71% Tie, 10th:Des Watts & Eileen Watts 52.50%, 11th:Mark & Peggy Crehan 52.08%, 12th:Vita Whelehan & Eileen Mulry 51.82%, 13th:Kathleen Hanley & Mary Fallon 47.27%, 14th:Una Clarke & Nora Kelly 46.36%, 15th:Bridie Mc Grath & Mary Moran 45.23%, 16th:Catherine Mc Govern & Frank Conmy 44.38%, 17th:Mairead Gill & Maura Hanley 43.75%, 18th:Ger.Clarke & Breda Clarke, 18th:Bernie Kyne/Mary Casey Tie, 20th:Mary Jameson & Mary Conmy, 21st:Ann Donlon & Freda Kenny, 22nd:Bernadette Clancy & Mona O’Flaherty, 23rd:Peg Clarke & Mary B.Casey

Classes continue in St. Mary’s Hall Lanesboro on Thursday evenings at 7pm. Pilates is suitable for people of all ages and abilities. You can join in anytime. Please contact Bonnie 087 2238237. It is the safest and most effective way to exercise.

St. Faithleachs GAA Club Notes:
Senor Club Social & Presentation Night: We held our annual Social & Presentation Night in the Club House on Saturday night last. A great night was had by all. M.C. on the night Derek Thompson welcomed everyone. Ollie Kelly on behalf of his father, Mickey Kelly, presented Player of the Year Award to Adrian Murtagh. Club Person of the Year, Frank Curley which was accepted by Margaret Curley. Lady Player of the Year, Qona Monaghan. Congratulations to all. He wished our Chairman, Frank Curley a speedy recovery. He expressed sincere thanks to all the Clubs Sponsors for 2009. He thanked the Sponsors of Trophies, Ray Deegan of Lake View Filling Station, Coyle Brothers Ballyleague & Sponsors of Spot Prizes for Raffle on the Night, Trautts Checkout, Ann Brennan, Bernie Cotter & Anon Club Members. He congratulated all Club Representatives on County Teams. He congratulated the Minor Club on their achievements in 2009. All Team Managers & Mentors & all Players. He wished our players along with new Team Manager, Raymond Cox & Selectors, Steve Ormsby & Sean Kelly all the very Best for 2010. He thanked Lotto Sellers & all who supported the Lotto. He reflected on the death of Micheal Kelly & his father Tommy John Kelly & all deceased members of the parish. A special word of thanks went to all involved in the Club especially all who donated to the building of our Dressing Rooms & all the volunteers who are at present working on same. Thanks to Rubens Catering, Emmet Darney & Geraldine for excellent food on the night. Thanks to ‘Half Cut’ our music for the night, to the Bar Staff, to all who bought tickets for the event & all who supported the Raffle. Congratulations to Raffle Winners – Martina Dunne, Ray Cox, Theresa Hanly, Maire Cleary, Doreen Oates, Senan O’Grady. Thanks to all who helped out on the night in any way and many thanks to the Social Committee for organisation of same.
Senior Football: Our 1st League game in 2 weeks time against Castlerea. Junior Football: See fixtures. 2010 Club Membership: Membership now due for this year. Adults E40, Students E20, Family E80.
Lotto: Next draw, 16/2/10, Jackpot E10,100. Team on duty – J. Brennan, A. Brennan, D. McCloone, J. Hegarty.
Cards: Every Tuesday in the Club House, 9.00pm. Results of last weeks games: 11 games – Ann/Walter. 10 games – Sean/Seamus. Last game – Freda/Gemma. Ticket Winners – James, Maureen, Mickey.
Minor Club Registration Night this Friday 19th February in the Club House from 7-9pm. All Minor Players for the coming year must attend for registration. St. Faithleachs GAA Club Minor Club Presentation Night: Sunday 28th February in the Club House from 6-9pm. Presentation of County Championship Medals to our following Teams: Minor Ladies,  U14 Girls, U14 Boys & U12 Boys. U14 & U16 Training: Starts Monday 22nd Febuary. U14 – 6.00pm sharp. U16 – 7.00pm sharp.
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.
Upcoming Pool Tournament to be held in the Club House. Entry fee E10. Names currently being taken in the CLub House.
Club Notifications: Anyone wishing to be notified of Club Events by Text, please contact Michael Cleary at (087) 2238293.
Sympathy: The Club extends deepest sympathy to the family & friends of the late Mary Liz Kilcoyne (formerly Nerney), England formerly of Doughill. To her sisters Annie Cox, Erra, Evelyn Gannon, Mountdillon, Bridget & Rita, England. To her brother Bernie Joe Nerney, Doughill, to her nieces, nephews, extended family & friends. The Club extends deepest sympathy to Patricia Farrell, Kilrooskey on the death of her sister, Marie Carney. The Club extends deepest sympathy to Elizabeth Crean & family on the death of her husband Thomas, Cloonadra.

Shannonside Camera Club

As part of the national adult learner wee the club is hosting a photographic exhibition of 100 of its members photographs. This will be held on Tuesday 23rd February in the Lough Ree Co-op hall. For more details se the article in this week’s Longford Leader.

Lough Ree Athletics Club

Sunday last was the first day of a two day programme for the Connaught Indoor Athletics Championship. The venue was Nenagh, Co. Tipperary, the only indoor facility of its kind in the Republic.

The club hoped to organise a group of 15 to 20 to compete, but there were very few takers. Three from Lanesboro and the rest from Killoe

Enda Berga was 7th in the under 15 shot, Domnic O’Reilly figured in the under 14 long jump and 800m. His Ballyleague schoolmate Larrissa Noone took part in the under 12 600m and shot. To her great credit, the Ballyleague girl was 2nd in the under 12 shot.

Let us not forget the Killoe ids. Shane McManus and David McCarthy on their first outing were involved in the sprint and 600m at the under 13 grade, along with Brian Harte. In the under 12 age group Niall Farrelly was 3rd in his heat of the 600m. Liam Harte and Eamon Keogh took part in the 600m and long jump. Both boys giving a very good account of themselves, finishing 10th with only centimetres separating them from higher placings with 44 athletes taking part.

The second day of competition in hurdles, high jump and relays is fixed for March 20th.

Thought for 2010: What to do with the army barracks in Longford town??? Build a state of the art Indoor facility lie the new Odyssey Arena in Belfast. It could be hired out for all types of events and sports, i.e. show jumping, music festivals, etc . Longford is central as opposed to Dublin. Think about it.  

The AGM of the Lanesboro Branch will be held in Adrian Farrel’s Lounge on Thursday the 25th February at 9.00pm. Deputy James Bannon and local Councillors will attend. New members welcome.

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