Lanesboro Ballyleague notes 24th May’10

Lanesboro – Ballyleague Notes

Lough Ree AC

Lanesboro’s All-Weather track was the venue for the second leg of the Roscommon County Championships – under 9 to under 12 age groups. There was quite a good attendance of competitors and parents despite the fact that some locals were missing.

The ‘Killoe Kids’ came, saw, conquered and went home with a dose of medals. There were several surprise performances, so much so that it is difficult to know where to start or finish.

Orla Duffy proved she was no ‘one hit wonder’ where she won the shot and was second in the under 12 600m. Éanna Donohoe had a double winning the under 11 sprint and long jump.

Terrible Twins – The older generation would know them as Sean Purcell and Frank Stockwell who won All Ireland medals with Galway in the fifties. Well, Lanesboro has its own answer to these greats with their own Richard and Stephen Prior. Richard won the 60m sprint for under 9’s with Stephen finishing 2nd. Stephen won the Long Jump with Richard taking silver and Richard took gild again in the 300m. Owen Murray surprised all by winning the under 12 shot.

County Champions from the club for 2010 are; Boy’s Under 9 – Richard Prior 60m and 300m, Stephen Prior – Long Jump. Éanna Donohoe 80m and Long Jump. Under 12 Eamon Kehoe in 80m and 600m. Liam Harte – Long Jump, Owen Murray – shot. Girls under 10 Emily Mc Carthy 500m. Under 12 Shot – Orla Duffy.

Runners up and silver medallists; Under 9 Stephen Prior 60m, Richard Prior Long Jump, Under 10 Liam Ross 60m, Bryn Peters Long Jump. Under 11 Niall Fennelly 600m and shot and Eamon Kehoe Long Jump. Girls under 9 Aisling Farrell 60m, Niamh Harte 300m and Long Jump. Under 10 Emily Mc Carthy 80m and Long Jump and Orla Keane 500m. Under 11 Zoe Mc Dermott 600m, Áine Bannon Ball Throw and under 12 Orla Duffy 600m.  Bronze Medals – Boys under 9 Brian Casey 60m, Cian Glennon 300m, under 10 Bryn Peters 80m, under 11 Cronan Flood 80m, under 12 Owen Murray 80m, Killian Flood 600m, Niall Farrelly Long Jump  and Liam Harte Shot. Girls under 9 Niamh Harte 60m, Aisling Farrell 300m, Roisín Brennan Long Jump and Ball throw, Under 10 L.A. Myhill 80m & Long Jump, Orla Costello  Ball Throw and Áine Bannon Long Jump.

The club would like to thank the local scout troop for supply and erecting the tent, Lanesboro Community College for making their fine facilities available, the person in control of the weather and last but by no means least the parents, children and officials all of who combined to making the day a great success.

 Lough Ree 2000 Summer Bridge

Results of the summer and major competitions held during the year are the following.

The President’s Prize was one of the closest contested competitions to date with only two points separating the first four contestants. Winner was Mary Fallon (246), Kathleen Reilly and Mark Crehan (245) and Joan Browne (244). Winner of the 1st Session was Eileen Kelly (136) and 2nd Session was Renee Walsh (135).

Lough Ree Trophy winners were 1st Bridie McGrath & Mary Moran, 2nd Bernie Kyne & Mary C. Casey, 3rd Tie Hannah Clyne & Maureen Hynes/ Mark & Peggy Crehan. The Slieve Ban Trophy winners were 1st Eileen Kelly & Noreen Dunne, 2nd Joan Browne & Patricia McGann, 3rd Mike Flynn & Geraldine Cafferty. The E.J. Browne Trophy winners were 1st Mai Casey & Mags Gillen, 2nd Des & Eileen Watts, 3rd Kathleen Hanly & Mary Fallon.

The No Blame Competition winners were 1st Eileen Kelly & Peg Clarke, 2nd Hannah Clyne & Kathleen Hanly, 3rd Mary Fallon & Maura Hanly.

March Monthly Competition winners were 1st Kathleen Hanly & Mary Fallon, 2nd Eileen Kelly & Nancy Dolan, 3rd Mary Jameson & Mary Conmy.

In the Summer Competition 10 Tables were in play and all the 40 entrants received prizes. The winners were N/S Gross Joan Donnellan & Barbara Ferguson, E/W Gross Bernadette Gillen  & Patsy Canavan, N/S Nett Fiona Gillen & Phil Chalmers, E/W Nett Bernie Kyne and Mary C. Casey.

See next week’s Longford Leader for Special Report of the 10th Anniversary since the Club 2000 was formed.


We would like to extend our heartfelt sympathy Jimmy and Ann Brennan and family, Ballagh and the extended Brennan family on the death of Jimmy’s mother, Mrs Ethna Brennan Carrowkeel, Athleague, last weekend.

Graduation Mass

Graduation Mass for the Leaving Certificate class students, their families and friends will take place in the Community College on this Friday night 28th May in the Community College at 8pm.

Shannon Gaels News

Training continues apace with for under 8, under 10 and under 12 in Clonbonny on Thursday evening.

Kellogg’s challengeWe have to collect 500 tokens from Kellogg’s Cornflakes, Crunchy Nut and Crunch Nut Feast boxes and ask you help the club reach this goal. You can leave your collection into O’Brien’s shop for collection by the club.

Referee Have you ever thought of becoming a referee? The club hopes to run a referee course – number dependant – in the very near future. This course is for those interested in becoming a referee to initially do under age blitz matches for the club. It is also a wonderful way of getting the full and up to date information on the new rules.  We hope for a large number from the club and if you are interested please contact Jimmy Flood, Seadna Ryan, Sean Kenny, Brendan Keane or Joe O’Brien immediately. This course is also open to ladies and all must be 16 years or over.

SympathyThe club would like to extend its deepest sympathy to the Feeney family on the death of Mrs. Mena Feeney, Knock. The club extends its deepest sympathy to Jimmy Brennan, Chairman St. Faithleach’s Minor club, and his family, on the death last Saturday of his mother Ethna Brennan, Athleague.

Congratulations – The club would like to congratulate Shane Donohue son of Martin and Fiona Donohue, Rathcline Road on his marvellous performances with Longford County Minors. Having suffered a setback in their first game they have bounced back with tremendous skill and strength to qualify for the Leinster semi-final where they will meet either Dublin or Kildare in Pearse Park on Saturday 26th June. Shanes part in all of this has been huge and we say congratulations to him and his teammates, he is doing his parents, his club and his parish proud and we wish him success in the semi final.

Jobs initiativeThe jobs initiative set up by the minor club has commence with some of the under 16 panel getting their first day’s work on Saturday last. Some of the lads are employed again on Saturday next. If you have any odd jobs, footing of turf or indeed anything available please contact Jimmy Flood, Sean Kenny, Brendan Keane, Seadna Ryan or Joe O’Brien immediately. The club hopes with your help to be able help keep these young players busy over the summer and earn them a few euro at the same time.

Kilgefin Parish Community Games

The Kilgefin Parish Community Games committee held their local athletics finals on Monday 17th May. Many thanks to all who turned out or helped in any way and to St. Faithleach GAA club for the use of their great facilities. The following are the winners of each event: Boys U8 60M 1st Tyler Hanly, 2nd Aaron Shannon, 3rd Mark Cox; Girls U8 60M 1st Orla Irwin, 2nd Niamh Flynn, 3rd Leann Farrell; Boys U8 80M 1st Lee Kilcoyne, 2nd Mark Cox, 3rd Tyler Hanly; Girls U8 80M 1st Orla Irwin, 2nd Jodie Gibbons, 3rd Niamh Flynn; Boys U10 100M 1st Éanna Donoghue, 2nd Oran Walton, 3rd Ronan Banahan; Girls U10 100M 1st Sarah Scally, 2nd Jillian Banahan, 3rd Ellen Irwin; Boys U12 100M 1st Conor Walton, 2nd Jason Nolan, 3rd Conor Rohan; Girls U12 100M 1st Larissa Noone, 2nd Amy Curley, 3rd Sarah Hoare; Boys U14 100M 1st Jack Irwin, 2nd Cian Donoghue, 3rd mark Gill; Girls U14 100M 1st Rachel Banahan, 2nd Rachel Costello, 3rd Niamh Scally; Boys U10 60M hurdles 1st Michael Dunne, 2nd Éanna Donoghue, 3rd Oran Walton; Girls U10 60M Hurdles 1st Jillian Banahan, 2nd Sarah Scally, 3rd Ellen Irwin; Boys U14 80M hurdles 1st Jack Irwin, 2nd Cian Donoghue, 3rd Conor Rohan; Girls U14 80M hurdles 1st Rachel Costello, 2nd Rachel Banahan, 3rd Niamh Scally; Boys U10 200M 1st Éanna Donoghue, 2nd Oran Walton, 3rd Liam Ormsby; Girls U10 200M 1st Sarah Scally, 2nd Jennifer Brennan, 3rd Jillian Banahan; Boys U12 600M 1st Conor Walton, 2nd Eoin Farrell, 3rd Jason Nolan; Girls U12 600M 1st Sarah Scally, 2nd Sarah Hoare, 3rd Larissa Noone; Boys U14 800M 1st Jack Irwin, 2nd Cian Donoghue, 3rd Mark Gill; Girls U14 800M 1st Rachel Costello, 2nd Niamh Scally 3rd Rachel Banahan. Cycling 2km on grass: Boys U12 1st Darragh Kelly, 2nd Jason Nolan, 3rd Joe Manuel; Girls U12 1st Leona Hoare, 2nd Ellen Irwin, 3rd Eimear Collier. Boys U14 1st Cian Donoghue, 2nd Mark Gill, 3rd Adam Farrell; Girls U14 1st Niamh Scally, 2nd Rachel Banahan, 3rd Hayley Fitzpatrick; U12 ball throw: Boys 1st Cormac Gannon, 2nd Darragh Kelly; Girls 1st Sarah Hoare, 2nd Leona Hoare, 3rd Larissa Noone. Well done to all our athletes. Next week we will publish the names of those who will represent Kilgefin at the County Athletics finals being held in St. Faithleach’s on 5th and 6th June and also entrants to the County Field events in Taughmaconnell on 11th June.

Dance, Music, Sport and Art Summer Camp

A dance, music, sport and art summer camp will take place in st. Mary’s Hall, Lanesboro from Monday 12th to Friday 16th July. The camp will take place from 10am to 2pm each day and attending children can be dropped off from 9.30am. The dance part of the camp will consist of Céilí, Set, Line, Irish, Scottish, Hip Hop, Ballroom, Flamenco, Tap and Kinder dance for the younger ones. The music will consist of tin whistle and recorder. The price of the camp is €50 per child – there are reductions for families with three or more children. Further enquiries can be obtained by contacting Maureen Farrell (086)3702719 or Mairead Quinn (086)3046426. 

Friends of Asthma Charity Shop

The ‘Friends of Asthma Charity Shop’ would like to welcome donations ready for Father’s Day. If you have any unwanted aftershave, unworn socks, unused ties or any unwanted gifts suitable for men for Father’s Day the charity shop would appreciate your donations. The shop is open Monday to Saturday from 10am to 5pm and you can donate anytime during these hours.

First Holy Communion next Saturday

Saturday next 29th May will see the young people from Fermoyle NS and Lanesboro NS make their First Holy Communion in St. Mary’s Church Lanesboro. We wish them all well and hope they have a great day.


We would like to extend our sincere sympathy to the Ross, Kiernan and Keenaghan families Lanesboro on the death of Brian Casey, Surrey England, brother of Annie Ross and Mary Keenaghan.

Lanesboro Tourism Co-Op

Lanesboro Tourism Co-Op committee members have received favourable comment and feedback from the public regarding their new postering and flyers advertising their weekly draw and outlining projects completed and work in progress.

Every €2 contribution goes towards local development projects and aids the Co-Op in sponsoring the local FÁS scheme. The results of the lotto last week were 10, 11, 23 and 26. There was no winner and the five €20 winners were Dylan, Ciara and Sarah, Ailing Crinigan, Kevin Connor, Carolina Treacy and Brendan Rhatigan.

St. Faithleach’s GAA Club

Corrib Oil Senior League: We play against Kilbride weekending 5/6 June.

Junior B Championship: See fixtures for next game.
Lotto: The numbers drawn were – 2, 5, 17 and 20. There was no jackpot winner. The five €20 winners – James Quigley, Weekfield. Josephine Best, Cloontuskert. Kathleen Stephens, Lanesboro. Padraig Wallace, Ballyleague. James Scally, Gardenstown. Next draw 25th May, Jackpot €10,800.
Cards: Every Tuesday in the Club House, 9.00pm. The results of last week’s games – 12 games, Peggy/Ann. 11 games, Padraig/Tom. Last game, Annie/Jacinta. Ticket winners – Michael, Dan, Maureen, and Tom.

Junior B Championship: See fixtures for next game.
Community Games: Roscommon County, Community Games to be held in St. Faithleach’s GAA Club grounds, June Bank-Holiday Weekend.
2010 Club Membership: Membership now overdue for this year. Adults €40, Students €20, Family €80.
Ladies Mini-Marathon: Mary & Emma Kenny are taking part in the up-coming Ladies Mini-Marathon in aid of proceeds towards the clubs Dressing Rooms. Sponsorship greatly appreciated.
Upcoming Events: Pool Tournament – Draw for upcoming Pool Tournament, see Notice Board in the Club House. Reminder – all contestants must have their pool game played by May 31st. It’s up to each player to organize the 1st round.
Club Notifications: Anyone wishing to be notified of Club Events by Text, please contact Michael Cleary at (087) 2238293.
Club Merchandise: Anyone wishing to order St. Faithleach’s GAA Club Merchandise, please contact Derek Thompson at (087) 8172668.
Community Games: Roscommon County, Community Games to be held in St. Faithleach’s GAA Club grounds, June Bank-Holiday Weekend.

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