Lanesboro Ballylesgue notes 5th April’10

Lanesboro – Ballyleague Notes

Rose of St. Faithleach’s

The St. Faithleach’s GAA club will once again be selecting a ‘Rose of St. Faithleach’s’ to go forward to the Rose of Roscommon competition later in the month. It is a wonderful opportunity for a local lady to go forward and represent the region in the world renowned Rose of Tralee in August. Saturday night next 10th April in St. Faithleach’s Clubhouse the selection of the local ‘Rose’ will take place and if the success of last year is replicated then it is a night not to be missed.  Go along and enjoy what will be wonderful night in the company of local people selecting the local favourite to represent our area.


We would like to extend our sincere sympathy to Joan and Alan Farrell and family, Ballyleague, on Sunday 28th March of Joan’s father Eamon Matthews, Virginia, Co. Cavan.

Connaught Champion

Congratulations to Brian Murtagh son of Andy and Breda Murtagh, and his team mates of the Roscommon County Under 21 team who defeated Sligo in a tense Connaught Final in Sligo on Saturday last. We wish Brian and the team well as they now go forward in the All Ireland semi final.

Break In

Last week proved to be a trying time for two local businesses when in the dark of night, both had their premises entered and had items stolen. Bord na Mona and Chris Cullen’s service station and shop on the Longford Road were broken into and while Bord na Mona escaped relatively easily the same, I am afraid to say, was not the same for Cullen’s. If anybody has any information or seen anything suspicious at the time of these robberies could they give the information to the local Gardai. We must be alert to anything suspicious happening in our area and report anything that seems out of place immediately.

Welcome to the ISA

The Irish Sailing Association (ISA) has recently been approached to become a part of the growing interest in the boating on the Shannon and Lough Ree. It has greeted the approach with a great deal of enthusiasm and it is a tremendous achievement for the local area to be associated with the controlling and regulating and governing body for all forms of recreational and competitive activities involving sail and engine powered craft in Ireland. There has always been a demand for greater use and development of water based facilities in the area and the opportunity is now being presented to us and it is something we should embrace with open arms. The ISA interests spans from the person enjoying their craft solely for leisure, to those availing of water facilities for sporting and Olympic preparations and achievements and professional users of the waterways. In the near future all vested interests in any of the mentioned activities will be invited to a meeting in Lanesboro where members of ISA will address and seek support. If you have an interest and have not yet been approached you should leave your name and contact details in O’Brien’s Corner Shop where a contact and expression of interest list is being formed. This includes people not only from the Lanesboro and Ballyleague area but also from surrounding parishes and towns.

Rathcline GAA Draw

The Rathcline GAA club will hold a draw for admission to the Longford GAA Race Day in Punchestown on Thursday 21st April. Tickets are priced at €3 each and the draw will take place in the Swan Tavern on Saturday 17th April at 11pm. There will be 10 names drawn and they will receive a four course meal, hot afternoon refreshments, Admission, Race Card, Celebrity tipster, €10 betting voucher, entertainment in the reserved enclosure, and bar facilities. There will be further prizes drawn on the night of two premium stand tickets for the Allianz National Football League Final on Sunday 25th April plus €100 spending money and the final draw will be for €50. Tickets are on sale throughout the town or from any executive member.

Lough Ree 2000 Bridge Club

The winners of the completion held on Monday 22nd March N/S Gross and Nett winners 1st Des and Eileen Watts, 2nd Phil Chalmers and Fiona Gillen, 3rd Renee Walsh and Mary Mc Gushin, 4th Bernadette Gillen and Pat Canavan. E/W Gross and Nett winners 1st Bridie Deffew and Kathleen O’Reilly, 2nd Mike Flynn and Geraldine Cafferty, 3rd Hannah Clyne and Maureen Hynes, 4th Ger and Breda Clarke.

Western Alzheimers Tea Day

Innis Ree Lodge Nursing Home, Ballyleague, will be holding a Tea Day in aid of the Western Alzheimers Roscommon on Friday week 16th April at 11.00. The staff would like to welcome any member of the public to attend on the day. If you have any question please contact Siobhán 043 3327300

Lough Ree 2000 Bridge Club

The regional President’s prize and dinner will be held in St. Mary’s hall Lanesboro on Sunday next 11th April at 3.30pm.

Mrs Joan Donnellan is the Regional President this year and the evening will be hosted by the Lough Ree 2000 Bridge Club. The region consists of counties Longford, Westmeath and Offaly. 

All entries should be made immediately to Mrs Brenda Kelly, Regional Secretary, phone 057 93 27045.

All grades are catered for and you can compete only if you have registered your name and entry.

We hope all clubs in the area will fully support the day and contribute towards making it a hugely successful and enjoyable evening.

St. Faithleach’s GAA Club

Corrib Oil, Division 1 League: We had a draw with Elphin on Friday last at home. Final Score – St. Faithleach’s 0-9 Elphin 0-9. Team: D. Thompson, A. Murtagh, A. McCormack, C. Brennan, M.F. O’Grady, S. Ormsby, J. Connor, D. Ryan, M. Reynolds, H. Kenny (0-1), B. Healy, B. Scally (0-1), A. Kenny, A. Dooney (0-1), D. Hussey (0-6). Subs used – S. O’Grady, D. Thompson, P. Hunt and D. Murray.
We were defeated by Western Gaels on Sunday last. Final Score – St. Faithleach’s 0-6 Western Gaels 2-7. Team: D. Thompson, D. Thompson, J. Connor, C. Brennan, M. F. O’Grady, S. Ormsby, A. Murtagh, S. O’Grady (0-1), M. Reynolds (0-2), H. Kenny (0-1), A. Dooney, D. Ryan, D. Murray, E. Kenny (0-1), P. Wallace. Subs: B. Murtagh (0-1), D. Hussey, C. Murtagh, P. Hunt.
U16 Girls: 3-way playoff took place in Roscommon on Saturday last to determine Division Placement. St. Faithleach’s Won 1 & Lost 1 placing them in Division A. Team: A. Nerney, C. Brennan, E. Kenny, N. Carty, B. Donlon, A. Ormsby, A. Kenny, K. Murphy, R. Costello, E. Hegarty, S. O’Neill, R. Banahan, A. Collier, C. Cleary, S. Brennan, T. Nerney.
Lotto: The numbers drawn were – 6, 12, 13 and 19. No jackpot winner. €20 winners – Marie English, Lismacmanus. Mary Keogh, Drumlish. Dylan Nichal Kately, Ballymahon. Marie Mc Garry, Gardenstown. Marie McGann, Keenagh. The next draw takes place on Tuesday 13th April for a jackpot of jackpot €10,500. Team on duty – S. Cox, M. Murphy, D. Dunne, N. Banahan. The annual yearly lotto tickets can be purchased from 1st April €50.00.
Cards: Every Tuesday in the Club House, 9.00pm. Results of last week’s games: 10 games – John O/Packie. Play off for 2nd place – Tom/Padraig. Last game – Michael/Annie. Ticket winners – Michael, Tom, Mary, Sean.

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.
Rose of St. Faithleach’s: St. Faithleach’s GAA Club presents the 2nd Annual Rose of St. Faithleach’s in the Club House on Saturday 10th April 2010 at 9.00pm sharp. Please come along and support the Roses taking part on the night.
U10: Training Tuesday evening at 6.30sharp. Any players yet to register please complete Membership Forms available from your U10 Manager/Mentors at training.
Easter with St. Faithleach’s: Many thanks to all who took part in our Monster Easter Egg Hunt in St. Faithleach’s GAA Club House & GAA Grounds on Easter Sunday last. A great evening of fun was had by all with Face Painting, Games, Raffle and Disco. Many thanks to the organisers of this event & all who helped out in many ways on the day.
Upcoming Events: Tea/Coffee Morning, Friday 9th April from 10.00 to 12.00 in aid of Western Alzheimer, All welcome to come along and support. Minor Club – Blind Date to be held in the Club House, 24th April. Adults Table Quiz in April. Sponsored Walk, 23d May. Pool Tournament to be held in the Club House. Entry fee €10. Names currently being taken in the Clubhouse.
Club Notifications: Anyone wishing to be notified of Club Events by Text, please contact Michael Cleary at (087) 2238293.
Congratulations: To our Club Representative, Brian Murtagh with the Roscommon County U21 Team who captured the U21 Connaught Title by defeating Sligo on Saturday last

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