Lanesboro Ballyleague Notes Monday 29th August 2011

Lanesboro Ballyleague Notes


to Gavin and Susan Greally, Cashelbeg on the birth last week of a baby boy.


would like to extend our sincere sympathy to Patricia Keane her husband Sean
and family, Clonbonny, on the death of her brother Francis Toner in Dublin at
the weekend. Francis was born and raised on the Green by his parents Frank and
the late Mary Toner. Frank came to work in Bord na Mona was one of the founders
of hurling in Lanesboro and gave so much of his time to us as youngsters
growing up in Lanesboro. The hurling legacy of Frank and Tom Mc Grath will
always be remembered by everyone that came under their training during those
heady days of growing in Lanesboro. Francis along with his sisters Shirley,
Patricia, Gillian and brother Alan were familiar and popular kids in our town
prior to the family moving away. We also extend our deepest sympathy to his
wife Dearbhail; father Frank, sisters, brother, relatives and friends.

Lanesboro Bridge Club

winter Bridge competitions will resume on Wednesday 7th September in
St. Mary’s Parish Hall at 8pm sharp. Following the competition there will be a
brief E.G.M.  and the committee would
like to encourage every bridge player to come to game and EGM. New member will
be warmly welcomed.


to Erin Connell daughter of Mick and Mary Connell, Cloontuskert and Shane
Healy, son of the late Anthony and Maureen Healy Corrigeen

Shannonside Camera Club

club’s next meeting takes place in the ESB Sports & Social clubhouse on
Tues.6th September at 8pm. The internet site is to view
club news, photographs and photographic link sites. New members are always
cordially invited to attend.

Whist Drive in back

Social Services welcomes back their monthly Whist Drive following the summer
recess. It is a sign of evenings closing in when the Whist Drive returns and it
will be wonderful for all you Whist players to come out on Friday night next 2nd
September at 8.30pm to start the new season. A very enjoyable night is assured
and as usual refreshments will also be served. Make it a great night of card
playing in the presence of great company.

Lough Ree 2000 Bridge Club

results of the competition held on
Monday night 22nd August are; N/S :1st Ann Delaney
/ Ann Fallon, 2nd Mary Jameson / Frances McCormack, 3rd
Kathleen Kelly/ Bernadette Gillen and 4th Mary and Brendan Murtagh.
E/W: 1st Margaret O’Dowd / Elsie Maxwell, 2nd Noreen
Dunne / Mai Casey, 3rd Ger/Breda Clarke and 4th Goretti
Kenny / Brendan Dowling.

The club will return to Club Bridge on September 19th September
Please note the change of venue ….The Lifebelt Bar, Ballyleague. Bridge
starts at 8.00 pm sharp.

Johnston’s Pharmacy Break in

Johnston recently purchased the bank building on Main Street and spent a lot of
money in converting it into his new pharmacy. It was a proud day for this young
man as he strived to develop his business, It was also good for the town as
another of the vacant premises was now up and running as a business.

Sunday night/Monday morning of 21st/22nd August his new
premises were robbed during the cover of darkness and it was a shattering blow
to Gareth as his great work in growing his new business. In the short few weeks
of business in his new building this was the second robbery at his premises and
twice within a fortnight. If you or anyone you know while traveling through the
town noticed anything could you contact the local Gardaí.

Lough Ree Golfing Society

Friday the 12 August the Society had a great turnout at Mullingar Golf Club. Not
much rain fell while the members were playing and a good day was had by

society would like to thank Mullingar Golf Club for the lovely facility and to
the catering staff for the excellent food afterwards.

prize-winners were: 1st Colm Dardis with 32 points, 2nd John
James O’Shea with 28 points and 3rd Aidan Cassidy with 28 points,

front nine was won by Ray McCormack and the back nine by Brendan Whitty.

our four outings so far this year the following is the Golfer of the Year

Whitty 25; Michael Simpson 16; Frank Conmy 16; Willie Weldon 15; Aidan Cassidy
15; Peter Day 14; Gerard Heneghan 14; Sean Brennan 11; Colm Dardis 10; John
James O’Shea 10.

to play for in our next and final outing of 2011 which is at New Forrest Golf
Course, Tyrrellspass, Co Westmeath, on Wednesday 7th September.

tee is booked from 11am to 12 so as usual be there early for draw. Text
0879730611 if you intend to come.

Well Done Denis

done to the Denis Connerton who managed reigning champions, Longford Slashers,
back to the county final on Sunday evening last. Denis is going for two in a
row on Sunday week and we wish him every success.

Rathcline GAA

done to the senior team on their win over Ballymahon in the league on Saturday
evening last. The match finished 10 points to 7 to Rathcline. This was a much
needed win for the team who were beaten by Clonguish in the league last week.
Next up for the team is Abbeylara in Clonbonny on Saturday evening September 3rd.
The match is due to throw in at 6.30pm but please check fixtures to confirm
time. Please support.

of luck to the Rathcline ladies team who are in the Championship final against
Drumlish this Sunday September 4th. The match will take place in
Pearse Park and it throws in at 1pm. Your support would be greatly appreciated
in the hope that the girls can lift some silverware. Best of luck girls.

GAA held a draw for All Ireland Premium Stand Tickets for both the Hurling and
Football Finals in September last Saturday night in the Swan Tavern. The
results of the draw were as follows 1st prize
2 Premium Stand Tickets for the All-Ireland Hurling tickets plus €100 spending
money – Carmel O’Reilly, Knock. 2nd prize 2 Premium Stand Tickets
for the All-Ireland Football tickets plus €100 spending money – Bernie &
Johnny Hanley, Corrigeen, 3rd prize €100 – Kevin Hanley, Corrigeen, 4th
prize €100 – Pat Mullen, Moher.

5th prize €50 – Edward Kelly, Rathcline Rd and 6th prize €50 – David
Rhatigan, Fermoyle.
Thanks to everyone who bought and sold tickets.

Lanesboro part of inaugural 5k

you like to run, jog or walk or have an interest in personal fitness then you
will be delighted to hear that the inaugural Roscommon 5k Series will kick off
in County Roscommon on this Wednesday 31st August. Organised by the
Roscommon County Board of Athletics Ireland, this event involves a series of
5km runs on four consecutive Wednesday evenings commencing on this
Wednesday.  Each race will take place in
a different location around the county with Roscommon town, Boyle,
Taughmaconnell, and Lanesboro each hosting an event.  The series is designed to cater for everyone
aged 18 or over, regardless of experience or fitness level and will allow
participants to track their fitness from race to race as the series progresses.

event is being organised by Roscommon County Board of Athletics Ireland with
the support of Roscommon Sports Partnership.
Entry fee for the entire series is only €25 which covers all four races.
All funds raised by the event are to be used for the promotion and development
of athletics in County Roscommon.  A
series t-shirt will be awarded to every participant that completes at least
three of the four events in the series. On-line entry for the series and all
relevant information are available at .   On the night entry for individual races will
be accommodated.  All enquiries to be
made at, dates
and times for 5k series: Wednesday 31st
August, 7pm, Roscommon Town – hosted by Roscommon AC. Wednesday 7th
September, 7pm, Boyle – hosted by North Roscommon AC, Wednesday 14th
September, 7pm, Taughmaconnell – hosted by St. Ronan’s AC  and Wednesday 21st
September, 7pm, Lanesboro – hosted by Lough Ree AC.

St. Faithleach’s GAA

Bolger Memorial Tournament: The club held their annual Under 14, Paddy Bolger
Memorial Tournament on Saturday last at St. Faithleachs GAA club grounds. Many
thanks to all teams that took part: Oran, St. Faithleachs, Kilbride,
Ballintubber & Roscommon Gaels. Congratulations to Oran who won the
Tournament and to St. Faithleachs who were runners-up. Oran team: Shane Casey,
Conor McNeill, Brian Diffley, Raymond Mee, Ciaran Whyte, Michael Earley, Jack
Gunning, Conor Doorly, Paul Brandon, James Regan. St Faithleachs Team: Michael
O’Donnell, Shane Phillips, Eran Farrell, Mickey Cox, Jonathan Hussey, Cian
Gannon, Jack Irwin, Darren Nerney, Colm Mangan, Connell Kennelly. Many thanks
to the minor club secretary, Padraig Banahan, for his hard work & efforts
in organising this event. Thanks to Eamon & Liam Bolger for presentation of
the Paddy Bolger Cup & trophies to the Winners & Runners-Up. Thanks to
those involved in having the pitches prepared for the event. Thanks to the
referees on the day. Thanks to all who supplied refreshments, all who helped in
the running of the shop and all who helped out in many ways on the day

12: Our U12 Boys were defeated by St. Croan’s on Sunday last. Final Score: St.
Faithleachs 3-6 St. Croan’s 3-10. Team: M. O’Donnell, S. Farrell, R. Trimble,
M. Dunne, L. Ormsby, D. Cox, K. Nerney, J. Browne, A. Donohue, I. Trautt, K.
Trautt, G. Carberry, C. Gannon.

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

Events: Music in the Club House this Friday Night, 2nd September with Colm
Mulligan. American Tea-Party will held in the Club House on Saturday 24th

The Club extends deepest sympathy to Jim Brown & Family and Martha Glennon
& Family on the death of their sister, Delia Shannon, England.

To Erin Connell & Shane Healy on their Engagement also to Derek Murray who
celebrated his 30th Birthday.

Triathlon club
meets Iron Man

next will see several members of the Lanesboro Triathlon Club take on the
Ironman challenge head on when they travel to Galway for the International
event. Mark Kenny, Sean Farrell, Niall O’Donoghue, Johnny Kilcoyne, P.J. O’Neill,
Brendan O’Sullivan, Colm Daly and ladies Ronie Masterson and Marie Sudway along
with a gallant band of supporters will make the journey to represent the club.

Ironman on Sunday comes to Ireland as part of a world series which finishes
with the grand finale in Florida. For a club only in existence since last year
this is a tremendous achievement to have so many competing in this prestigious
event and it shows how far the club had come in the past year. The race on Sunday
will have close to 2000 competitors all vying for the 60 available places in
the final event. The event holds such a high profile that almost 40% of the entrants
come from overseas. The race consists of a 2km swim followed by a 90km cycle
and finishing with the half marathon distance of 21.6km. This is the biggest test
the club members have met since their hugely successful Triathlon in Lanesboro
in July and I have no doubt that they will again rise to the challenge. Good
luck to all.


King is coming to St. Mary’s Parish Hall, Lanesboro on Thursday 8th September.

John is an energy healer who works with angelic energy to aid in physical, emotional
and spiritual healing. He also reads angel cards, oracle cards and Zen tarot.

To book appointments contact John at 085-1232957.

Bonnie Pilates

Pilate classes will recommence on Thursday next 8th September in St.
Mary’s Parish Hall at 7pm. Pilates classes is suitable for all ages and
abilities – all you need to bring is a mat. Everyone is welcome to these very
popular classes and for further details contact Bonnie at 087-2238237 or email

Friends of Asthma

Friends of Asthma Charity shop welcomes donations however large or small to
their shop at Main Street, Lanesboro. If you are sorting a press or emptying
the attic you are invited to bring along clothes, shoes, linen, books, brick-a-brac,
toys and small furniture to the shop where they are open from 10am to 5pm
Monday to Saturday

Awards Nominees

We would like to join with the
management and staff of Innis Ree Lodge Nursing Home Ballyleague Lanesboro Co.
Roscommon in congratulating Eileen Burke and Caroline O’Reilly who have been
nominated for the following awards.

Eileen Burke Nurse Manager has been shortlisted to the
top three for The NHI Director of Nursing/Person in Charge Award and Caroline
O’Reilly Assistant Nurse Manager has been shortlisted to the top three for The Nursing Home Registered Nurse of the Year Award. The awards will
be held in City West Hotel Dublin on the 10th November and the President
of Ireland will be presenting the award.



















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