Lanesboro Ballyleague Notes 19th July’10

Lanesboro – Ballyleague Notes

Mixed Luck in Championship

Pride of place this week must go to local lads Stephen Ormsby, Martin Reynolds and Darragh Hussey and their Roscommon team mates who performed so magnificently on Sunday last when winning the Connaught Final. We congratulate them and look forward to them staking a major claim for the All Ireland.

Unfortunately for the Rathcline senior team it was not to be a case of celebration on their part. Having performed heroically against Dromard their efforts just failed. They now go on to play Drumlish in the next round on August Bank Holiday weekend.

Thank You

On behalf of Our Lady’s Hospital for Sick Children, Crumlin, Attracta and Declan would like to thank sincerely everybody that contributed so generously to their Annual Church Gate Collection over the weekend 10/11th July. A special word of thanks to the collectors that gave of their time over the weekend.


The marriage took place at St. Mary’s Church, Lanesboro on Saturday 10th July of Tracy Gray daughter of Lynn and Elish Gray, The Green and Michéal Farrell, son of Michael and Elizabeth Farrell, Curraghroe. Chief Bridesmaid was Caroline Gray sister of the bride. Bridesmaids were Carol Ferguson friend of the bride and Lisa Burke cousin of the bride. Bestman was Paul Farrell brother of the groom and groomsmen were Jason Gray, son, and John Farrell brother of the groom. The marriage ceremony was celebrated by Fr. Michael Reilly assisted by Fr. Ray Browne. The wedding reception was held in the Abbey Hotel Roscommon.

Lough Derg for a Day

A one-day pilgrimage to Lough Derg is arranged for Sunday 22nd August and the bus will leave from Ballyleague hall at 7am. The one-day pilgrimage is proving to be extremely popular and if you would like to be part of the pilgrimage please call Mary for details. Her phone number is 043-3321969.

An Iron Man

Good luck to Gareth Johnston who next weekend undertakes an Iron Man triathlon in Geneva. Gareth has been training solidly in preparation and it is a wonderful feat to compete in this particular Iron man triathlon. Gareth is doing the triathlon to raise funds to cancer research and it is a wonderful cause that should be hugely supported.

Arrival of Bishop

Bishop of Kilmore and Ardagh Ken Clarke will officiate at ceremonies at St. John’s Church in St. John’s Church Lanesboro on Sunday next at 11.30am. All are invited to attend.

Cemetery Sunday in Cloontuskert

The Cloontuskert Cemetery Sunday has been fixed for Sunday week 1st August. Those with family plots and asked to tend to the graves prior to the day. The ceremonies will commence at 6pm.

VHI Cúl Camps

VHI Cúl camp is again back in Clonbonny this year and it again promises to be another wonderful experience for all the young boys and girls in the area.

Places are booking up fast especially the Nursery camp places and we are limiting places in the Nurseries to 40 places per venue so to avoid disappointment it is advised to book as soon as you can as there might not be any places available on the day. This program will run along similar lines to previous years and Longford will be holding both hurling and football camps throughout the county for the summer months. This year they will be promoting handball more actively within 5 of the camps where we have the facilities to accommodate us. Longford Coaching & Games will also be running a nursery camp for 4 – 6 year olds at each VHI GAA Cul Camp and these camps can be booked by completing and returning the Yellow application form. The date for the Clonbonny GAA Cul Camp is from 26th July to 30th inclusive and it is for all between the ages of 6 and 13yrs from 10-2.30 and the cost is €60 per child. If you require application forms please call to O’Brien’s.

Computer/Secretarial Course

Lanesboro Community College will offer a FETAC standard Computer/Secretarial course which will also include a Digital Photography Course commencing on 13th September in the college. The course will take place four mornings a week and if you wish to enrol for the course you are invited to call to the college or phone 043-3321139.

Defibrillator Replaced B

Ballagh/Curraghroe Defibrillator Committee wish to inform the public that Defibrillator stole from outside Scott’s house has now been replaced and is re-located outside Ballagh Church from this weekend onwards.

Credit Union Car Winner

The winners in the most recent Lanesboro Ballyleague Credit Union draw that was held last week are; VW Polo – Vincent Healy, €2000 – Emma Donlon, €500 – John & Kathleen Kyne, €300 – Niall Mulvihill, €200 – Caroline Connaughton, €100 – Cheryl Avenida, €100 – Krystian Malkowski, €100 – Terence Campbell, €100 – Patrick J Cattigan, €100 – Jeanette McCormack, €100 – Thomas Kenny, €100 -Phil Murray, €100 – Fintan McCormack, €100 – Paula Carberry, €100 – Madeline Murtagh

The Under 18 Free Members Draw was won by €50 – Rachel Flynn, €30 – Sean Noel Collins, €20         Karen O’Boyle.

For your convenience Lanesboro Ballyleague Credit Union is now accepting Laser cards

St. Faithleach’s GAA

Congratulations: To our Club representatives, Steven Ormsby, Martin Reynolds & Darragh Hussey with the Roscommon County Team who were won the Connaught Championship Title on Sunday last when they defeated Sligo. Well done.
Cards: Every Tuesday in the Club House, 9.00pm. Results of last week’s games – 1st, Sean/Seamus. 2nd, Pat Joe/Tim. Last game, Noreen/Mark. Ticket winners – Sonny, Padraig, Phonsie & Michael.
Minor Club Event: St. Faithleach’s Minor Club is running a fundraiser ‘Cash 4 Clobber’ over the coming weeks. Representatives will call to your door with bags, please donate any old/unwanted, unused items & help us raise funds.
American Tea Party: Held in St. Faithleach’s GAA Club House on Saturday last was a huge success. Social Committee Chairman, Derek Thompson thanked all the hosts of each table along with their guests who took part in the event. Thanks to all who supported the night, to Maureen for the raffle, to Jimmy Hussey for the Music on the night, to all who bought tickets, to staff of the Club House & all who helped out in many ways to make this an enjoyable occasion.
Upcoming Events: In-door World Cup Tournament to be held in July. Ladies Night to be held in August.
Club Notifications: Anyone wishing to be notified of Club Events by Text, please contact Michael Cleary at (087)2238293.

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