Lanesboro Ballyleague Notes 16th May 2011

Lanesboro Ballyleague Notes

Huge recognition for Rathcline GAA

major development work being done at the Rathcline GAA gained fantastic
recognition last week from Longford County Board. With the club house completed
and the new all-weather pitch only recently getting the go ahead to play on the
county board acknowledged the tremendous work being done by the club when they
awarded the opening game of this year’s championship to the Rathcline club on
Friday evening 10th June at 8pm.

is a wonderful honour and more especially when the game involves Longford
Slashers who will open their defence of their championship crown when they take
on our neighbours Cashel.

in the parish that has time available to them should offer whatever help they
can give to help the club prepare the club grounds and surrounds for this
historic occasion. We must show that we have the capability to host such a high
profile game to the highest standard and show the pride we have in our club and
our parish. We have one moth to get it right for the night so let’s get
going.  Please contact Chairman Liam
Connerton, Secretary Cathal Chapman or any club member to offer your

Community College Celebrations

you know Lanesboro Community College will celebrate 50 years of education on
Saturday 4th June. A large number of past pupils from far and wide
have expressed their interest in attending the celebrations. Two classes will
be especially honoured 1960 and also the year of the amalgamation with the
Convent of Mercy. A religious ceremony will be held in St. Mary’s Church at 3pm
followed by a function at the school afterwards. A wonderful evening of
nostalgia is in prospect.

have been several enquiries about accommodation in and around the town. It
would be greatly appreciated if people who had accommodation of any kind would
contact the college 043-33 21139 during school hours and give details. These
will then be passed on to those interested.

Pig on Spit raises €300

‘pig on the spit’ organised by local butcher Terry Mc Loughlin outside his
premises on Main Street on St. Patrick’s Day raised the sum of €300 for
Lanesboro Social Services. The Social Services committee would like to extend
their deep gratitude to Terry and to everybody that supported on the day.

Social Services committee continues to do fantastic unseen and unheralded work
in or community and if you can in any way possible give a donation to any of
the committee members or leave envelope with your donation into O’Brien’s Shop
where it will be passed on immediately.

Community College Night at the Dogs

Friday night next 20th May Lanesboro Community College will host a
‘Night at the Dogs’ at Longford Greyhound track. The first race is timed for
8pm and it will kick off a night of fun and sport and a night not to be missed.
Admission is only €10 for a great night and tickets are on sale locally. Previous
fundraising events held for local schools and clubs in Longford Greyhound
Stadium have proved themselves very enjoyable nights and we hope that as many
people as possible attend as it promises to be a great night for all students,
parents, teachers and locals who attend.

Lanesboro Bridge Club

results of the competition held on Wednesday 11th May are; 1st
Phil Chalmers & Cyril Hussey, 2nd Elish Gray & Gemma
Douglas, 3rd Brid Mc Dermott & Una Lawlor and 4th
Bernadette Clancy & Katharine Harrison.

name of those travelling to the club dinner on the 26th will be
taken on this Wednesday night.

opening of the summer competition, the presentation of prizes and the AGM will
take place on Wednesday 25th May. The club looks forward to a great
attendance. The competition

Work Scheme Up and Running

work scheme introduced last year by the Shannon Gaels club where members of the
club will come and do the work you may have be it in your house or indeed
outside your house such as general clean up, mowing grass, footing turf on the
bog or helping out at farm work. Last year was the first year this scheme was introduced
and members of the Shannon Gaels club, both male and female, made themselves
available for work and the scheme proved to be a wonderful success. The club
are again offering these services and if you are interested in availing of this
scheme you should contact, Sean Kenny, Jimmy Flood, Joe O’Brien, Seadna Ryan or
Brendan Keane.

Help required at Rathcline Cemetery

preparation for the upcoming cemetery Sunday, 3rd July, there is a
lot of work to be done in and around Rathcline cemetery especially with the
taking down of ivy that has taken hold on the walls and many other jobs. Any
evening after 6pm Johnny Hanley will welcome anyone and everyone to assist with
this work.

Cemetery Sundays

dates have now been set for Mass to be celebrated at the three cemeteries in
the parish of Rathcline in July.  Mass on
Sunday 3rd July Rathcline Cemetery at 6pm. Lanesboro Cemetery on 10th
July at 6pm and Clonbonny Cemetery on Sunday 17th July also at 6pm.

is ample notice for all those with relatives in each of the cemeteries to have
their family grave tended to and have it in good shape.

St. Faithleach’s fall short

a big crowd in their club grounds in Ballyleague the St. Faithleach’s senior
team fell just short in their first round championship game against Kilmore on
Saturday evening last. Turning over just 2 points down after playing against
the wind at half time the Gods seemed to be favouring the St. Faithleach’s
lads. However Kilmore put up a more stubborn second half performance and held out
for a one point victory.

lads have a chance to redeem themselves on Saturday next in Tarmonbarry when in
the second round of their group they will play Elphin.

wish the lads the very best of luck and look forward to their championship aspirations
to be firmly back on-track by the end of the game.

Shannon Gaels Minor Club

U16 Team were out in 3rd round of League at home to Ardagh on
Thursday evening last in Clonbonny. Even though we started the game with a
depleted team we got the upper hand early on with a few well worked goals to
secure two valuable points on the league table. Our next game is away to
Carrick/Sarsfields on Tuesday evening 17th May at 7:30pm in Moran

have a Go Games Blitz in Clonguish on Wednesday 18th May at 7:00pm
with Clonguish, St Vincent’s and Slashers.

Team play challenge match on Thursday evening 19th May in Clonbonny
against St Dominic’s (Knockcroghery) at 7:00pm.

as usual for U6 & U8’s on Thursday at &7:00pm in Clonbonny.

done to Fermoyle NS who came out convincing winners in Division 3 Cumann na
mBunscoil final in Pearse Park on Friday evening last against Aughnagarron.

to Scoil Mhuire Gan Smal who were narrowly defeated in their final against
Killeen NS on Friday evening also.

Hard luck to Aaron Madden and the Longford
Minor Panel who were defeated by Dublin in the Leinster Minor Quarter Final on
Saturday evening last in Pearse Park.

Lanesboro Weekly Markets

weekly Friday market will take place in St. Mary’s Parish Hall every Friday.
The market will be open from 11am to 2pm. The market will be supplying for sale
locally products- baked bread, cakes, local free range eggs, bog oak and bog
pine sculptures(products of a local sculptor), quality jewellery, general
household products, aloe vera products and furniture.

market is hoping to go from strength to strength with your support. The rural
transport bus will again be calling where tea and sandwiches will be served.

If you require further details on
the market give Breda a phone call at 087-3965568.

Faithleach’s GAA Club

Championship: We were defeated by a Kilmore in the 1st round of the Senior
Championship at home on Saturday evening last. Final Score – St. Faithleachs
0-10 Kilmore 0-11. Team: D. Thompson, S. Ormsby, A. McCormack, G. Connor, A.
Murtagh, D. Murray (0-1), K. Brennan, M. Reynolds (0-1), S. O’Grady, E. Kenny,
G. Cox (0-4), B. Murtagh (0-1), D. Hussey, H. Kenny, C. Murtagh (0-3). Subs: P.
Wallace, A. Dooney. Next Saturday we play against Elphin in Strokestown. See
Fixtures for details.

Boys: Our U14 Team had a win over St. Aidan’s & a win over St. Croan’s last

lotto numbers drawn on Tuesday night last were – 3, 8, 23 and 29. There was no
winner of the jackpot and the five €20 winners were – Eddie Kelly, Rathcline
Rd. Brendan Rattigan, Fermoyle. Margaret Percival, Kenagh. Gerry Nerney,
Doughill. Marie McGann, Kenagh.  The next
draw will take place on Tuesday 24th May for a jackpot of €3,400. The
team in charge is G. Donlon, P. Kenny and  R. McCormack.

Every Tuesday in the Club House, 9.00pm. All are welcome to come along. Last week’s
winners were: 1st, John O/Tom. 2nd Sean/Seamus. The last game prize
was won by Frank/Tom.

Events: Minor Club Presentation & Family Night: Takes place on Sunday 5th
June. The Looney Hoppers play in the Club House in June, further details to

To all the children who made their 1st Holy Communion in Ballagh Church on
Saturday last.

Ladies Mini
Marathon Bus

wishing to avail of the bus to the Ladies Mini Marathon on Monday 6th
June is asked to contact Pam Farrell to reserve your seat. Phone Pam at
087-4146987 any day after 6pm.

Nip Classic

Pat Smyth Nip Memorial Classic will take place in Clarkes bar on this Friday 20th
May at 9pm. The winner will receive €100 and the Pat Smyth Memorial Trophy –
sponsored by Clarkes Bar. It only costs €5 to play and the proceeds will go to
the Irish Heart Foundation.

Charity Shop

Friends of Asthma Charity Shop on Main Street, Lanesboro has recently opened a
furniture store selling good quality second hand furniture. The shop’s opening
hours are 10am to 5pm Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The Charity Shop can also
sell your furniture for you. For details contact Gill of Christie in the shop for


Congratulations & well done to all our U7 players along with their
Manager/Mentor, Ian Baker who took part in the U7 Fun League in Abbeycartron on
Friday last.

Ballyboro V Camlin Utd. Final Score 2-4.

U13 Team bowed out of the Shane Brennan Cup on Saturday last where they were
defeated by Camlin United in the Semi-Final. A great game of football from both
sides with Boro taking the lead 10 min in; a quickly taken free kick by Kevin
Sorohan who lifted the ball over the Camlin defence, finding Shane Phillips who
volleyed into the top-corner. Camlin equalised into injury-time, leaving the
sides level at the break. Camlin went 3-1 up within minutes of the 2nd half
& Boro fought on, giving it their all. Camlin secured another before Steven
Walsh scored a cracking goal for Boro to finish the game 4-2. Well done to all
players on the Under 13 Panel, along with their Manager/Mentor, Tom Gill, for a
great season of football. Panel: E. Farrell, R. Guinan, D. Barry, J. Irwin, M.
Zimarevs, M. Cox, S. Walsh, K. Sorohan, S. Phillips, C. English, C. Gannon, J.
Hussey, J. Donlon, C. Gannon, C. Walton, R. Gill.

Rathcline GAA

to all the players who took part in the Croagh Patrick climb last Sunday. A
great day was had by all. Photos are available to view on Facebook. Thanks also
to everyone who gave sponsorship for this event.

Reserve League 2 team are in action this weekend against Ballymahon on Friday
evening at 8pm in Clonbonny. Please come out and support the lads.

GAA Summer Fundraising Draw will take place Saturday June 11th at
11pm in the Yacht Bar. There are 18 fantastic prizes on offer for this draw: 1st
Prize: €3000. 2nd Prize: €1000. 3rd Prize: €750. 4th
Prize: €500. 5th Prize: €250. 6th Prize: €200. 7th
Prize: €200. 8th Prize: €200. 9th Prize: €200. 10th
Prize: €200. 11th Prize: 2 Premium Stand Tickets for Take That
Concert in Croke Park on Sat 18th June 2011. 12th Prize:
2 Premium Stand Tickets for Take That Concert in Croke Park on Sun 19th
June 2011. 13th Prize: 2 Premium Stand Tickets for Leinster Hurling
Final in Croke Park on Sun 3rd July 2011. 14th Prize: 2
Premium Stand Tickets for Leinster Football Final in Croke Park on Sun 10th
July 2011. 15th Prize: 2 Premium Stand Tickets for All-Ireland
Hurling Semi-Final in Croke Park on Sun 7th August 2011. 16th
Prize: 2 Premium Stand Tickets for All-Ireland Hurling Semi-Final in Croke Park
on Sun 14th August. 17th Prize: 2 Premium Stand Tickets
for All-Ireland Football Semi-Final in Croke Park on Sun 21st
August. 18th Prize: 2 Premium Stand Tickets for All-Ireland Football
Semi-Final in Croke Park on Sun 28th August. Tickets are currently
on sale priced €10.

the first time ever Clonbonny is set to hold 1st round games in the
Senior Championship. The first match of the championship will take place in
Clonbonny between Longford Slashers and Cashel on Friday 10th June
at 8pm. There will be a lot of preparation work to be done leading up to this
match so all help would be greatly appreciated.

of luck to the Longford senior team who take on Laois in Portlaoise this Sunday
May 22nd at 2pm in the Leinster Senior Championship.

Lough Ree AC

It is the only way of describing the primary School’s Annual Sports Day
organised by Lough Ree AC. This event started three years ago for the schools
in the Lanesboro Ballyleague areas with the intention of introducing youngsters
to events they might not otherwise participate in. Everybody knows from an
early age those that can run fast but there are other disciplines such as
jumping and throwing with their variations that our youth have not tried.

the past, some of the local schools did not take part and when Stonepark and
Gael-Scoil asked to be included, the club was delighted to have them. This year
ten schools were involved, this had its advantages and disadvantages.

was great to see the increase in numbers, but it brought some hiccups. There
were 50 competitors in the Ball-Throw for 5th/6th class
boys,  and Margaret Mullooly was at the
pin of her collar to cope with 70 in the 5th/6th
class  Long Jump – just one of four Long
Jump competitions. Maybe the club should submit this achievement to the
Guinness Book of Records?

over 300 children on a high from being out of class and most not aware of the
procedure, it is not surprising that some may have missed some events. There
were as many as eight heats in some of the sprint races. In an effort to speed
up matters there were two sets of officials looking after the Ball Throw. In
the confusion the 3rd/4th class girls had two
competitions had two competitions judged differently. When you have over 30
entrants one assumes you have everybody but this was not the case. Yes, there
were hiccups and the club hopes to get feedback from teachers as to how best
the day can be improved.

was pleasing to see Whitehall and Ballagh schools attend for the first time and
they also featured in the medals.

add to the difficulties everybody had to survive showers of rain which again
raises the question of a stand/shelter on the Ballymahon side of the track. The
club spent the month of April trying to fix a suitable date avoiding holidays,
football fixtures, blitzes, leagues etc.

a word of appreciation to the adults and students from the Community College
who officiated and recorded on the day and also to the Community College for
making their facilities available to the club.

full results are

/ Fourth Class Boys Sprint
/ Fourth Class Girls Sprint

Cronan Flood           Fermoyle                     1 Orla Keane               Fermoyle

Liam Ross                Fermoyle                     2 Ellen Irwin               Ballyleague

Bryn Peters              Fermoyle                     3 Sarah Scaly              Ballyleague

Owen Diffley           Whitehall                     4 Blessing Salami        Lanesboro

Class Boys Sprint
Class Girls Sprint

Mark Lyons              Lanesboro                   1 Chloe Flanagan        Gaelscoil

Stephen Walsh         Ballyleague                 2 Hayley Rooney        Fermoyle

Iarla O’Sullivan        Gaelscoil                     3 Larissa Noone          Ballyleague

Dillon Deegan          Ballyleague                 4 Amy Curley             Ballyleague

Long Jump

/ Fourth Class Boys Long Jump       Third/Fourth
Class Girls Long Jump

Raymond Bennett    Whitehall                     1 Sarah Hoare             Ballyleague

Eoin Diffley             Whitehall                     2 Aoife Mc Loughlin  Whitehall

Ronan Banahan        Ballagh                        2 Nadine McCarthy    Lanesboro

John Mc Loughlin    Whitehall                     3 Marie Kelly              Ballyleague

Fifth/ Sixth Class Girls Long Jump

Sarah Farrell             Fermoyle

Anna Peters              Fermoyle

Orla Duffy               Cloontagh

Niamh Francis          Gaelscoil

Ball Throw

/ Fourth Class Boys                            Third/Fourth
Class Girls

Eanna Donohoe       Ballyleague                 1 Sarah Scally             Ballyleague

Dean O’Reilly          Cloontuskert               2 Chloe O’Brien          Ballyleague

Daniel McDermott   Ballyleague                 3 Ellen Irwin               Ballyleague

James Browne          Cloontuskert               4 Chloe Hussey           Ballyleague

Class Girls Ball Throw

Rebecca Stavous      Lanesboro

Lauren Tansey          Lanesboro

Blessing Salami        Lanesboro

Tamara Mc Gurran   Stonepark


Class Boys                                  Fourth/Fifth/Sixth
Class Girls

Mark Lyons              Lanesboro                               1 Anna Peters              Fermoyle

Mikey Burke            Cloontagh                               2 Sarah Farrell             Fermoyle

Darragh Kelly          Ballyleague                             3 Grace Brennan         Fermoyle

Orla Duffy               Cloontagh

Art, Dance Music
and Sport Camp

Art, Dance, Music and Sports Camp will take place in St. Mary’s Parish Hall
Lanesboro from Monday 11th July to Friday 15th July daily
from 10to 2pm. Children can be dropped off from 9.30am at the camp. The dance
part of the campo will consist of a mixture of all types of dance e.g. hip-hop,
line, ballroom, celli set, Irish tap, flamenco, Scottish and kinder dance (for
younger children). The music part will consist of Tin whistle and recorder. The
fees for the camp for the week are: €50 for one child, €90 for two children and
€20 for each child of the family after that. For enquiries and bookings contact
Mairéad Quinn 086-3046426 or Maureen Farrell 086-3702719.

Energy Healer
comes to Lanesboro

Healer John King will visit Lanesboro on this Thursday 19th May where he will
be in St. Mary’s Parish Hall. John is an energy healer who works with angelic
energy to aid in physical, emotional and spiritual healing. John also reads
angel cards, oracle cards and Zen tarot.

book an appointment contact John at 085-1232957

25 Drive in Peer

usual Sunday night 25 card game in the Peer Inn continues to be very popular
and the winners on Sunday night last were 1st Edmund and Joe, 2nd
Seamus Bermingham & Danny Ganly and the table prize was won by John O’Beirne
& David Dowd

Bus to Slane

wishing to go to Slane on Saturday 28th May should contact Pakie
immediately to book their place on the bus. Pakie is available at 0863963292
and Saturday next 21st is the deadline for booking your seat. The
coach will leave at 1.30pm sharp














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