Lanesboro Ballyleague Notes Monday 4th July 2011

Lanesboro Ballyleague Notes

Saturday 16th July

local Triathletes from the Lanesboro Triathlon Club competed with honour at the
huge Triathlon event last weekend. This world renowned triathlon attracted
nearly 3000 competitors for across the Country and overseas. The Lanesboro Club
were resplendent in their new Club Trisuits in the colours of both Longford and
Roscommon representing the members from the Two Provinces that are part of the
Club and were widely complemented on their fine turnout.

was the first ever triathlon for Rathcline man Joe Ginty and for Faithleach’s
Ray Cox. Others who competed in the Triathlon were Ronie Masterson, Ronnie
Johnston, Laura Clyne, Mick Shorthall, Seamus Gallagher, Martin Gillen, Sean
Mimnagh, Kieran Sudway, Qona Cox, Declan Hynes Mark Kenny , Sean Farrell and
Colm Daly. In glorious sunshine which made for an enjoyable day but difficult
race in the heat, two members of the Club were successful in winning Bronze
Medals in their respective categories. Colm Daly won his in the National Sprint
Championship Race and Ronie Masterson in the Olympic distance race.

focus now is on the Club’s inaugural Triathlon, aptly named the Two Provinces on
16th July and places are filling up very fast following the wide
exposure of the club in recent triathlons and aquathons. Every aspect of the
race has been checked and double checked to ensure that everyone taking part
will have a very memorable day and to establish the race as a “ must do again “
for those who have signed up to the race.

all information on the Club and the Two Provinces Triathlon please go to

Cemetery Sunday continues in Lanesboro

on Sunday next 10th July will take place in Lanesboro Cemetery at
6pm and Clonbonny Cemetery on Sunday 17th July also at 6pm.

Shannon Gaels Minor Club

U10 team had a trip to North Longford on Wednesday evening last for an U10
Blitz in Colmcille.

have a Blitz in Forgney on Wednesday 6th July at &.00pm.

were away to St Francis (Dromard) on Thursday evening last for their 2nd
league game of the year. With a lot of good individual performances we came
away convincing winners in the end.

our U13 team had another walkover on Tuesday evening last when our opponents
failed to show up.

next outing is on Monday 4th July in Clonbonny at 6.30pm against
Granard which are the team to beat in this Group followed by Kenagh on Thursday
night in Magan Park.

Gaels Minors were out on Monday evening last in Colmcille when we lost on a
scoreline of 4-22 to 4- 8.

game is in the Championship against Southern Gaels on Tuesday 12th
July at 7.30pm in Clonbonny. (Note change of date)

our U16 team were unable to field a team on Friday evening last due to
Holidays. Our small numbers at this age group makes it difficult during summer

as usual on Thursday in Clonbonny from 7 to 8pm.

Lanesboro Shannonside Indoor Market

Come and visit the indoor market in St.
Mary’s parochial Hall, Lanesboro, every Friday, from 11am to 2pm. Patrons will
be able to choose from a wide range of stalls selling local home baking,
Forever Aloe Vera products, gold, silver and costume jewellery, goats milk
beauty products, household goods, bric a brac, DVD’s & books, plants and
garden furniture.  Fresh fish available from this Friday.  Car
parking and playground to rear.  Tea, Coffee and light snacks will also be
available.  Contact 087 3965568 for queries.

Art, Dance Music and Sport

An Art, Dance, Music and Sports Camp will take place in St. Mary’s
Parish Hall Lanesboro from Monday next 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 086-3046426 or Maureen Farrell
086-3702719 086-3702719

Bus to Oxygen

A bus will leave Lanesboro
for Oxygen festival at Punchestown race track on Thursday next 7th
July and again on Friday 8th July. You are advised to book
immediately to secure your seat on the bus. Contact Packie 086-3963292.

New Garda

to Garda Peter Wallace, Curraghroe, Co Roscommon, on graduating from Templemore
Garda training college on June 16th.


We would like to extend
our sympathy to Jim and Dympna Faughnan, Mullingar and formerly National Irish
Bank, and their family Anne, Patricia, Brenda and Paul on the death of their
son Brian last week. Brian was in a coma for upwards of 20 years and our
sympathy goes out to the family.

Charity Shop

The Friends of Asthma
Charity shop is now collecting back to school uniforms in preparation for the
return of the students following the summer break. Trousers shirts and
especially jumpers will be very welcome. They would also appreciate shoes,
backpacks and coats.

Church Gate Collection

The annual church gate collection for Our Lady’s
Hospital, Crumlin will take place at all Masses next weekend. Please be as
generous as possible.

Recreational Angling Ireland

The RAI are offering
instruction and fishing as a part of a families programme on conjunction with
Lanesboro Pike Angling Club on Saturday 16th July.

The event will run from
11am to 3pm, fishing equipment will be provided/. A maximum of 20 participants
can be catered for and application forms can be obtained from Eithne Clyne or
in O’Brien’s shop.

Lanesboro Primary School

Congratulations to all our athletes
who have done so well in Connaught and at the All-Ireland finals recently.

Congratulations to the senior
classes for receiving a Gold Medal for their entry into the Incredible Edibles Programme.

We wish all parents and students a
safe and happy holiday.

Recently Published Anthology

Lasraí Writers Group
invites you to an evening of readings from their newly published anthology “Kindlings”
which will be launched by Jack Harte in Lanesboro Library on Thursday week 14th
July at 8pm. As part of the Lough Ree Environmental Summer School and Arts

Tractor Run and Family Day

Shannon Gaels Minor Club
have just announced a Tractor Run and Family Day on Sunday 14th
August.  Some of the activities on the
day together with the Tractor Run will include a Dog Show, Face Painting, Sheaf
Throwing, live music and many more surprises. Bookings for the Tractor Run can
be made by calling into Martina O’Brien in the Corner Shop or by phoning
0433321107. Payment of € must be made at the time of booking.

Rathcline GAA

of luck to Longford in Round 2 of the All-Ireland Football Qualifiers when they
face Tyrone in Pearse Park this Saturday evening 9th July. The match
throws in at 7pm.

keep an eye on fixtures in the coming weeks for more information regarding
Rathcline’s Senior Championship match against Ballymahon.

to Seamie and Lisa O’Neill on the recent birth of their baby boy.

club would like to extend our sympathies to the family and friends of Niall
Reddin, The Green, who died last week.

St Faithleach’s GAA

Cup: We had a win over Clan na Gael on Wednesday evening last. Final Score: St.
Faithleachs 1-10 Clan na Gael 1-7. Team: S. Connor, M. F. O’Grady, A.
McCormack, C. Brennan, B. Scally, A. Murtagh, J. Tarmey(0-1), M. Reynolds(0-1),
D. Murray, G. Cox(0-1), B. Murtagh(0-1), E. Kenny, C. McCormack, B.
Reynolds(1-6), C. Murtagh: Subs: J. Quigley. Next game on Tuesday at home to

Championship: We were defeated by a point against Elphin on Sunday last. Final
Score: St Faithleachs 0-7 Elphin 0-8. Team: A. Manning, B. Doyle, J. Vesey, P.
Flynn, J. Tarmey, P. Murray, M. F. O’Grady, J. Quigley, P. Reynolds (0-3), D. Rooney
(0-1), R. Cox (0-3), A. Kenny, F. McCormack, B. Hussey, A. Brehon.

Boys – Division 2 Championship: Well done to our U14 Boys who defeated Oran on
Thursday last in the Championship Semi-Final. Final Score: St. Faithleachs 6-20
Eire Óg 1-7. Team: M. O’Donnell, K. Nerney, J. Farrell, C. Mangan, E. Farrell,
M. Cox, L. Parker, D. Nerney(1-2), D. Kelly(0-1), C. Connelly(0-2), S.
Phillips(0-9), S. Walsh(1-2), J. Hussey(1-1), C. Gannon(2-2), D. Foley(1-0).
Subs: C. Gannon (0-1), M. Gill, R. Guinan. Best of Luck to all players on the
Panel, along with their Manager, Bob McCormack, as they meet Oran in the
upcoming Championship County Final. Details of fixture to follow.

GAA Provincial Féile: Well done to our U14 Boys who competed in the Connaught
GAA Provincial Féile on Saturday last, held at St. Faithleachs GAA Club
Grounds. Team: Michael O’Donnell, Eran Farrell, Joseph Farrell, Luke Parker,
Mickey Cox(2-0), Darragh Kelly(0-1), Steven Walsh(0-2), Shane Phillips(1-3),
Jonathon Hussey(1-2), Daniel Foley(0-1), Cian Gannon(2-1), Mark Gill &
Cormac Gannon.

Boys (11-a-side): Our U12 Boys were defeated by Roscommon Gaels on Monday last.
Team: T.J. O’Neill, A. Donoghue, M. Kelly, K. Trautt, J. Browne, I. Trautt, L.
Ormsby, M. Dunne, R. Trimble, C. Rohan, C. Reynolds, D. Deegan, J. Maxwell, C.

Every Tuesday in the Club House, 9.00pm. All welcome.

Tea Party: The Club are hosting an American Tea Party on Saturday Night next
9th July. People needed to host tables. Please contact Bernie Cotter or Michael

The Club are collecting Cash-for-Clobber Bags. If you have bags for collection,
please leave same at the Club House.

Membership: Cards available for collection in the Club House.

Lough Ree 2000 Bridge

results of Monday night’s Summer Bridge competition are N?S Gross 1st
Loretta Cooney & Maureen Mulryan, 2nd tie
between Ken Jones & Mary Mc Dermott and Kathleen Hanley and 4th
Margaret O’Dowd & Elsie Maxwell. E/W Gross 1st Eugene Donlon &
Carol Hamill, 2nd Ann and Mairéad Delaney, 3rd Noreen
Dunne & Katharine Harrison and 4th Mary Mulvihill & Helen O’Shea.

at Lanesboro Library

& Crafts: Monday 11th July at 3pm.

and Build your own Pirate Ship. Suitable for 8-12 year olds.

and Warriors Show: Friday 15th July at 3pm

Wizards and Warriors show with Chris Thompson.
In this story show, Chris introduces some of the most exciting Irish
Tales with some unusual props and the active involvement of the audience in a
most entertaining way.  Stories, magic
and swords!

you be a hero? Come and find out! Suitable for 8-12 year olds.

Show: Tuesday 19th July at 3pm.Suitable for 3-8 year olds.

Bones archaeology: Friday 22nd July at 3pm.

and archaeology detective with County Heritage Officer Mairéad Ni
Chongaile. Suitable
for 8-12 year olds.

further details and to book a place at an event please contact Lanesboro
Library on 043 3321291.

International Summer School & Arts Festival.

that time of year again when the “Summer School” happens in
Lanesborough. This is our 14th year, and there is a wide and varied programme
of events to choose from, most of which are FREE.

Summer School runs from Wednesday July 13th to Sunday 17th inclusive, at the
Development Co-op building, with the Official Launch on Wednesday 13th at
8.00pm, to which all are welcome, so we are hoping for a large turn-out.

brochure and booking forms are available now at most of the business premises
in Lanesborough/Ballyleague. Enquiries by post to Lough Ree Area Development Co-op,
Main Street, Lanesborough or by phone to the festival Chairperson Sarah
Crinigan at 087 8197164.

committee would like to thank you for your support in the past, and look
forward to seeing you again at this year`s event

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