Lanesboro Ballyleague Notes 31st May’10

My Apologies for not putting the notes up on Monday.  Joe

Lanesboro – Ballyleague Notes

Shannon Gaels News

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

Under 10 Blitz – An under 10 blitz will take place on this Wednesday evening in Clonbonny at 7pm. Come along and see the future stars players of Shannon Gaels and Rathcline.

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.

County Ladies Under 14 – Congratulations to Lauren Guinan and Danielle Irwin who were our representatives on the County ladies under 14 panel who were beaten in the Leinster final on Sunday week past. Despite the loss these two girls have represented our club in a wonderful manner throughout the campaign and we wish them many successful days ahead.

SympathyThe club would like to extend its deepest sympathy to the Pat, Ciaran, Michelle and Helena on the death last week of Bridie Prior, Rathcline Road.

Good Luck– The club would like to wish every student doing the Junior and Leaving Cert the very best of luck and are sure that all your hard work will pay off.

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.


It was with great sorrow and regret we learned on Sunday 23rd May of the death at her residence on the Rathcline Road of Mrs. Bridie Prior following a bravely fought battle. Bridie was from one of the oldest and most respected families in our parish – she was daughter of the late Mr and Mrs. Jim Murray, Knock. Bridie was a nurse by profession, her warm, compassionate and concerning ways clearly identified her as a lady with a wonderful caring attitude all the attributes of an excellent nurse. She was a lady who always enjoyed her early morning stroll and her warm hello always brightened even the dullest of mornings. She was a wonderful friend and confidant as I can attest, wife and mother and her loss will leave a huge void to everybody that had the pleasure to be within her circle. Bridie’s remains were removed from Glennon Funeral Home Longford on Tuesday to St. Mary’s Church Lanesboro and following her Requiem Mass on Wednesday her remains were laid to rest in Rathcline Cemetery. To her husband Pat, son Ciaran, daughters Michelle and Helena, brothers Tommy and Mickie, relatives and many friends we extend our deepest sympathy.

Young men prepared to work

Shannon Gaels minor club has put together a scheme for the young members of the club to make themselves available for all odd jobs throughout the summer holidays. Already there has been a great pick up of odd jobs where the young men have for the past two Saturdays been footing turf and other jobs locally. If you need a fence painted, turf footed, turf thrown in when you bring it home, help with silage covering, with bales or any other odd jobs do not hesitate to contact the club executive and they will designate club members to do this work.

The club has decided to undertake to support their young players and help them spend a fruitful summer holiday while also earning a few bob and being part of helping within our community. Contact Jimmy Flood, Seadna Ryan, Brendan Keane, Sean Kenny or Joe O’Brien.

Local fundraiser for Jack & Jill Children’s Foundation

The Jack & Jill Children’s Foundation is widely known throughout the country for the immense work it does with families and the support the Foundation offers is truly unbelievable for these families. To quote  from the Foundations website  “The Jack and Jill Children’s Foundation provides direct funding, to families of children with brain damage who suffer severe intellectual and physical developmental delay, enabling them to purchase home respite care. These are children who as a result of their condition require intensive home nursing care.

The Foundation gives these families the Gift of time, time to do the things that we so often take for granted like shopping, taking their other children to the park, a night’s sleep etc.”

To be able to give the necessary support to the families the Jack & Jill Foundation needs to raise €3million every year.

The forthcoming local Triathlon on Saturday 10th July is proving to be a wonderful concept and the Lough Ree Development Co-Op must be complimented for initializing the event for the very first time in Lanesboro.  A number of locals have committed themselves to take part in the event and they have come together to form Lanesboro Triathlon Club. They have devoted themselves to a rigid training schedule that a triathlon merits. They have also decided to fundraise for the Jack & Jill Children’s Foundation and are seeking your generous support to help in the wonderful work this Foundation does on a daily basis.

Colm Daly as I previously acknowledged here will represent Ireland the previous weekend in the European Triathlon Championship in Athlone and Colm has also committed to taking part in the local triathlon. Colm along with P.J. O’Neill, Niall Donoghue, Brendan O’Sullivan, Mark Kenny, Ronie Masterson and Johnny Kilcoyne have sponsorship cards available for sponsoring. There are also sponsorship cards available in local shops and I urge your support for this tremendous work.

Learn to Kayak

Commencing on Monday 7th June there will be the opportunity for both teens and adults to learn to Kayak in Lanesboro. If you are interested please call 087-2721245 or email this is a great way for those interested in water sports to get involved and try out Kayaking while adding another sport to the wonderful amenity of the Shannon on our own doorstep.

Tractor Pulling and Field Day

The 3rd annual Tractor Pulling & Field Day will take place in Abbeylara on Sunday 13th June. There will also be a Truck Pulling demonstration along with a vintage parade and display of cars, trucks, motorbikes, American cars and trucks. The side shows will include mice racing, dog show, best dressed lady, pet goats and cart rides along with a host of fun-fair attractions.


We extend our deepest sympathy to Marian Herraty, her husband Paul and her family, Ballyleague, on the death of her mother Celia Igoe, Tullamore, Co. Offaly, last week.

Lanesboro Social Services Whist

The usual Whist Drive in aid of Lanesboro Social Services will take place on this Friday night 4th June at 8.30pm. As you know Lanesboro Social Services does trojan work and your support for the Whist Drive is vital to the committee continuing their excellent work. A great night of fun and card playing is assured.


Congratulations to David and Lisa Malone, Lehery on the recent birth of a baby girl.

Lough Ree AC

The Connaught Athletic championships are fixed for NUIG’s track on Saturday 12th June for the under 9 to under 12 age groups. The competitions in the above age groups are based on teams of two and from last week’s Roscommon championships the club has qualified the following teams. Athletes can only compete in two events plus a relay. Girls under 9 60m A. Farrell & C. Kiely, 300m C. Kiely & N. Harte, Long jump  N. Harte & R. Brennan. Ball Throw – R. Brennan & A. Farrell. Girls under 10 80 m & 500m O. Keane & E. Mc Carthy, 80 m & Long jump O. Keane & L.A. Myhill. Girls under 11 80m U. Kiely & Sarah Scally, 600m Z. Mc Dermott & N. Nolan, Long jump Sarah Hoare & A. Bannon, Ball Throw S, Mulvihill & A. Bannon and Z. Mc Dermott & S. Hoare. Girls under 12 100m & Shot L. Noone & O. Duffy, Ball Throw A. Casey & O. Lisle. Boys under 9 60m B. Casey & Shane Prior, and P. Nolan & C. Glennon, 300m R. Prior & C. Glennon, Long Jump R. Prior & S. Prior. Boys under 10 80m B. Peters & L. Ross. Boys under 11 80m E. Farrelly & C. Flood, Long jump and E. Donohoe & E. Bracken. Boys under 12 E. Kehoe & N. Farrelly, 800m E. Kehoe & C. Flood, Long jump L. Harte & N. Farrelly. Shot O. Murray & L. Lisle, Ball Throw L. Lisle & L. Harte.

In some events the club qualified 2 teams of two in others no team! The observant reader will see that the club is thin on the ground at under 10 boys.

Apologies to Seoige Mulvihill and Orla Keane who won the ball throw and 80m respectively in the under 11 and under 10 age groups and were omitted from last week’s results. The entry forms for the under 13 to under 17 age groups are with the athletes. If you have not received yours contact the club immediately.

Finally, a word of thanks to Lanesboro Community College for putting their facilities at the disposal of the club, the Ballyboro Scouts for the use of their tent and also erecting it and last but by no means least the parents and helpers on the day.

The club would like to extend its sympathy to the Prior family on their recent bereavement.

Kilgefin Community Games

 entries to County Athletics finals.

The County Athletics finals take place next Saturday 5th (starting at 12noon) and Sunday 6th June (10am) at St Faithleachs GAA grounds.

Can all available Kilgefin athletes participate in the parade on Saturday at 12.30

If any adults are free to help mark the pitch on Friday 4th please come to St.Faithleachs at 6pm.

The following athletes are eligible to represent Kilgefin in the above finals.

U8 60m Girls: Orla Irwin and Niamh Flynn. Boys: Tyler Hanly and Aaron Shannon

U8 80m Girls: Jodie Gibbons and Leanne Farrell. Boys: Lee Kilcoyne and Mark Cox

U10 100m Girls: Ellen Irwin. Boys: Ronan Banahan and Liam Ormsby.

U10 200m Girls: Sarah Scally and Jennifer Brennan.

U10 60m hurdles Girls: Jillian Banahan and Marie Kelly. Boys: Michael Dunne.

U12 100m Girls: Larissa Noone and Amy Curley. Boys: Jason Nolan and Conor Rohan.

U12 600m Girls: Sarah Hoare. Boys: Eoin Farrell.

U12 Cycling on grass Girls: Leona Hoare. Boys: Darragh Kelly

U14 80m hurdles Girls: Jade Farrell and Kelly Murphy.

U14 100m Girls: Rachel Banahan and Niamh Scally. Boys: Jack Irwin and Mark Gill.

U14 800m Girls: Rachel Costello.

U14 Cycling on grass Girls: Hayley Fitzpatrick. Boys: Adam Farrell.

Relay teams: U10 mixed. Jillian Banahan, Sarah Scally, Michael Dunne, Ronan Banahan and Ellen Irwin.

U12 Girls; Larissa Noone, Amy Curley, Sarah Hoare and Katie Browne. Boys: Jason Nolan, Conor Rohan, Luke Glennon and Eoin Farrell.

U14 Girls: Rachel Banahan, Rachel Costello, Niamh Scally, Kelly Murphy and Jade Farrell. Boys: Jack Irwin, Mark Gill, Adam Farrell and Colm Mangan.

Saturdays events: Parade, all relays, heats and semi-finals of 200m, 600m and 800m.

Sundays events: All other events and finals of long distance races.


St. Faithleach’s GAA

Sympathy: The Club extends deepest sympathy to our Minor Club Chairman, Jimmy Brennan on the death of his mother Ethna Brennan, Athleague. To Jimmy, his wife Ann, daughters Claire, Sarah, Catherine, Jennifer & extended Family members we offer our condolences.
Senior Championship: 1st round of the Senior Championship this weekend we play against Kilbride on Saturday evening at 7.30pm in Kilbride. Best of luck to the team and all involved. Please come along and support.
Junior B Championship: We had a win over Oran on Friday last. Final Score – St. Faithleach’s 3-11 Oran 0-8. Team: J. Connor, A. Guinan, J. Vesey, B. Doyle (0-1), J. Tarmey, D. Murray (0-1), D. McCormack, A. McCormack, J. Connor(1-0), B. Scally(0-1), P. Murray(0-1), A. Kenny (0-1), P. Cox(0-3), A. Brehon(0-1), B. Hussey(1-1). Subs: P. Flynn (1-1), D. Ryan, P. Hunt, D. Rooney. Next game Junior Championship 9th June against Fuerty.

Roscommon V London: Well done to Roscommon County Team who defeated London on Sunday last – Club representatives, Steven Ormsby, Darragh Hussey & Martin Reynolds.

Lotto: the numbers drawn were – 13, 14, 18 and 22. There was no jackpot winner and the €20 winners were – James Lloyd, Moher. Mary Connor, Ballyleague. Frank Glennon, Cloonadra. Dympna Smith, Kilglass. Jacinta Madden, Curraghroe. The next draw will take place on 8th June, Jackpot €10,900. Team on duty: J & A Brennan, D. Mc Loone, J. Hegarty.
Cards: Every Tuesday in the Club House, 9.00pm. Results of last week’s games – 1st, John O/Packie. 2nd, Dan/Mike. The ticket winners were – Dan, Micheal, James, John O.

U16 Boys: Well done to our U16 Boys who had a win over Barry’s on Tuesday.
U14 Boys: Our U14 Boys were defeated by Shannon Gaels on Thursday last.
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.
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 this weekend commencing on Saturday from 12 o’clock & Sunday from 10 o’clock.
Best of Luck: To all who sit their Junior & Leaving Certificate Exams in the coming weeks. 

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