Lanesboro Ballyleague Notes 11th April 2011

Ballyleague Notes

Night at the Dogs

roads on Friday night next 15th April will lead to Longford
Greyhound Track where St. Faithleach’s GAA club a staging ‘A night at the
Dogs’. This is a wonderful night out for all the family and it is a night of
great fun and excitement. The night commences at 8pm and you are advised to be
there early to sample the atmosphere. Tickets are priced at only €10 each.

the excitement of the night you are then welcomed back to the clubhouse in
Ballyleague where the wonderful Colm Mulligan will finish what promises to be
an extraordinary night. Tickets are on sale in O’Brien’s from any member of the
St. Faithleach’s club executive. Purchasing the €10 ticket will also include
you in a draw for a weekend away.

can be arranged to and from the clubhouse and if you intend to avail of this
facility you are asked to contact Alan Mc Cormack 086-8205310 immediately to
ensure your seat on the transport

Annual 25 Drive

annual 25 Card Game (partners) hosted by the Rathcline GAA club will take place
on Good Friday 22nd April in St. Mary’s Parish Hall at 9pm. Top and
numerous prizes will be won and refreshments will be served. Tickets are
available from any member of the committee and priced at only €5. There will
also be a draw for non-playing ticket holders. You are asked to be as
supportive as possible.

Lanesboro Badminton Club

to the Men’s Grade 6 Lanesboro Team who had to overcome injuries as well as
draft in their sub to go on and win the Midland League Grade 6 Men’s
Competition. Also well done to the Ladies Grade 6 who were runners-up in the
Midland League Grade 6 Ladies Competition, both finals were played on Tuesday
5th of April in Ballymore. The men’s team is, Stephen Herraty, Frank Casey,
Noel Moran, Kieran Healy and sub Ronán Cullen. The ladies team was Maura Duffy,
Edel Mc Dermott, Regina Scally, Gráinne Gallagher and sub Mary Rohan. Tough
matches were played by all and we have gained some more silverware for our
efforts. The matches are not finished yet so best of luck to all travelling to
Baldoyle in Dublin.

Serious Dog

number of local farmers have asked me to ask every dog owner to ensure that
their dog is under their care at all times. Presently, there is a huge problem
with dogs causing the death of sheep and lambs in the area. This is a serious
loss to the farmers and the onus is on every dog owner to make certain that
their dog is not running loose and causing the death of the sheep.

Keep Lanesboro
and Ballyleague Tidy

you have been noticing there is a tremendous amount of work being done in
beautifying both Lanesboro and Ballyleague. The committees on both sides of the
bridge are very active in enhancing their own areas and our community. There is
a tremendous onus on each and every one of us to ensure that their work is
being kept to a minimum by making sure the areas in front of our homes and
premises are kept spotlessly clean.

There is a big responsibility to all dog
owners to make sure that their pets do not soil the footpaths and that they
carry a pooper scoop with them on their daily walks.

is also a tremendous responsibility on all parents of the young people that are
again frequenting under the bridge in the evenings and the playground area to
ensure that underage drinking is not taking place. Not alone is it illegal,
antisocial and unhealthy but this is a cause of dreadful littering and danger
to all the young people coming to use the children’s playground and fishermen
to the Shannon banks with cans and bottles littered everywhere.

Golden Anniversary

congratulations to Jim and Phil Browne, Ballyglass, who celebrated their golden
wedding anniversary last week.

Kilgefin Community Games

Congratulation to Sean Horgan who won a silver medal
in the County Roscommon Community Games handwriting competition recently.

Church Gate Collection

CASA- The association that supports people with
disabilities are seeking your generous support of their Church Gate collection
at all masses next weekend at St. Mary’s Church, Lanesboro.

Shannon Gaels

The club would like to wish Aaron Madden, Liam
Connerton, and their fellow panel members of the County Longford Minor team who
take on Kildare in the Leinster Minor Championship in Newbridge on Saturday

The Under 14 team plays Southern Gaels in Cashel on
Thursday at 7.15pm.

Lanesboro Bridge Club

results of the Bridge Club competition held on Wednesday 30th March
are; 1st Marie Sheeran & Mary Mc Gushin, 2nd Tom
Feeney & Loretto Cooney, 3rd Mae Casey & Noreen Dunne and 4th
Mona O’Flaherty & Bernadette Gillen.

Lanesboro Pike Angling Club

Pike Angling club would like to inform all anglers that they will be holding a
boat competition on Sunday 17th April in Lanesboro. Fishing will be
from 11.00am to 4.00pm and entries will be taken from 10.00am at Lanesboro
harbour next to the duck pond. This is a catch and release competition, all
boats must carry a suitable tank to hold fish and it is required that all
anglers have club insurance. It is also advised that all anglers wear life
jackets on the day. The entry fee is €50 per boat with a maximum of 4 rods per
boat and no more than 2 rods per angler. The prizes are 1st €500, 2nd
€300, 3rd €250, 4th €200 and 5th €150.
Following the weigh-in the presentation of prizes will take place in the Yacht

Lanesboro Ballyleague Community

Lanesboro Ballyleague Community Playschool will
shortly be contacting parents of children on the list for September 2011.  If you have not already registered your
interest with the preschool you can now do so by telephoning 043.333.0957.  If there is nobody available to answer your
call you are asked to leave your name and contact number on the voicemail and a
member of staff shall call you back as soon as possible.  You can also express your interest by email
to:  The Playschool is participating in the free
pre-school scheme.

St. Faithleach’s GAA

Cup: We play against Boyle in our upcoming O’Rourke Cup game, see fixtures for

Ladies: Our Junior Ladies had a win over St. Croan’s on Saturday last. Final
Score – St. Faithleachs 2-15 St. Croan’s 4-6. Team: A. Ormsby, R. Collier, M.
Corcoran, S. O’Neill, C. Connaughton, S. Ormsby, J. Geoghegan, A. Mc Loone, Q.
Cox(0-1), N. Egan, L. Mc Loone, E. Donlon, K. Murphy(2-6), L. Connor(0-3), C.
Scally(0-5). Subs: C. Brennan.

Men: Our Minors had a win over Elphin on Monday last. Final score – St.
Faithleachs 5-18 Elphin 1-4. Team: C. Farrell, S. Sweeney, D. Gibbons, J.
Sweeney, J. Walsh (1-1), R. McDermott, N. Mc Weeney, D. Rooney (1-7), C.
Gunn(0-3), K. Farrell(2-3), K. Kelly, N. McCaffrey, A. Kelly, J. Kelly. C.
Gannon (1-4). Subs: K. Healy, D. Healy.

Girls: Our U16 Girls had a win over Roscommon Gaels on Saturday last. Final
Score – St. Faithleachs 6-13 Roscommon Gaels 2-5. Team: M. Banahan, N. Carty,
E. Kenny, C. Brennan, S. O’Neill, J. Geoghegan(0-2), A. Nerney, R.
Costello(0-1), K. Murphy(2-3), S. Brennan, E. Hegarty(0-1), N. Scally(0-2), C.
Cleary(2-3), R. Banahan(2-1). Subs: T. Nerney.

at the Dogs’: Tickets now on sale for our ‘Night at the Dogs’ on the 15th April,
€10 each. Music in the clubhouse afterwards with Colm Mulligan. Transport from
the Club House & back has been organised for this event, please contact
Alan McCormack (086)8205310 as soon as possible if you are interested in same.

at St. Faithleachs GAA Club: The Club are holding their annual Easter Egg Hunt
on Easter Sunday 24th April at 5.00pm. This year we are holding a Children’s
Art Competition. Pictures must have an Easter Theme, all pictures will be
collected from the Schools on Friday next 15th April & Winners will be
announced on Easter Sunday with Prizes for U6’s and upwards. Children’s Talent
Show will take place on the day also, we are looking for dancers, hip-hop,
singers and musical instrument players etc. so round up your friends & get
practicing for the event. Many more activities on the day including, Penalty
Shootout, Guess-the-Name Game and our Annual Easter Disco will be held in the
Club House from 7.00pm to 9.00pm. Raffle on the night also.

To Brendan Healy & Emma Mannion on their engagement. To Gary & Orlene
Cox on the birth of their baby daughter. To Brian & Caroline McDermott on
the birth of their baby daughter. To Jim & Phil Browne who celebrated their
50th Wedding Anniversary.

Membership/Registration: Players yet to register can do so Tuesday evening from
8.30 to 9.30 in the Club House. Note – Membership is now overdue.

Every Tuesday in the Club House, 9.00pm. All welcome. Last week’s winners: 1st,
Pakie/John O. Joint 2nd, Pete/James & Sean/Tom. Last game, Padraig/PJ.

The club extends deepest sympathy to Ann Egan & family on the death of her
brother, Gerard Coady. The club extends deepest sympathy to Joan Browne &
family on the death of her brother-in-law Ray Tighe.

25 drive in Co-Op

The results of the competition held on Sunday night
last in the Lough Ree Development Co-Op are 1st with 12 games John James &
Michael 2nd with 11 games Pat Joe & Tom. The table prize went to
Jim & Kitty. Raffle winners were Michael Rogers, P. Hanley, Elizabeth Clyne
and M. Doorly. The jackpot next week is €140 on 14 games.

Rathcline GAA

senior team were in action in Round 2 of the league at the weekend against
Clonguish. The match finished in a draw 0-08 to 0-08. Round 3 takes place this coming
weekend against Carrickedmond in Michael Moran Park. Please check local
fixtures for confirmation of time and date. Your support for the team would be
greatly appreciated.

luck to our Longford U-21 players Fiachra Beirne, James Carroll and Patrick
Mullooly who were beaten by Wexford in the Leinster U-21 final last Wednesday

annual County Board Punchestown racing festival is scheduled to take place May
4th this year. Once again it is Rathcline’s intention to fill as
many tables as possible for the club. Anyone who is interested can make early
contributions to Liam Connerton so as to avoid the last minute rush for tickets
in the coming weeks.

would like to extend our sympathies to Gay and Ann Farrell, Lehery, on the
recent death of Ann’s sister Deirdre.

Clean Up

After a very encouraging start to the annual Spring
Clean of the Village last weekend the Ballyleague Tidy Towns and Village
Renewal Group will move into overdrive over the coming days with a series of
projects lined up to help continue the improvements. Local residents, students
and business owners are now invited to join the clean-up at 6.30pm on Wednesday
evening and 10am on Saturday morning – this week and every week from now on. The
volunteers will meet at the old Sliabh Bawn (Anchor) Hotel and then move around
the village. Special help is now required to work on the kerbed area (under the
stone wall) directly opposite Ballyleague national School between the Sliabh
Bawn and the Church of the Holy Rosary. This is a difficult area to work in but
four different proposals to landscape this area are now under consideration. If
you have earth-moving equipment available for use please come out and help us
on Saturday next April 16th at 10am. Bring a shovel or a spade with you! For
more information please contact Chairman Denis Dunne at 0433321150 or e mail:
Finally the committee is this week appealing to each and every resident and
business owner in Ballyleague to come out and give a lick of paint to their
front wall in the coming weeks. Everybody has a role to play in improving the
look of the village. Please help us out!





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