Lanesboro Ballyleague Notes Monday 19th September 2011

Lanesboro Ballyleague Notes

Neighbourhood Watch

the dark evenings approach you are reminded to be extra vigilant with you
property and premises. You are also reminded to drop in on your neighbours to
see that everything is all right with them and if the need any help with
chores. Rathcline Neighbourhood Watch provides personal alarms for all the
elderly and vulnerable in their own homes.

Neighbourhood Watch held their annual Church Gate collection at all masses last
weekend. If you missed the collection you can give your donation to any member
of the committee or leave a contribution in O’Brien’s. The committee would like
to thank everybody the contributed so generously to the collection.

Choir Practices

new season has just commenced for the local choir and practice has begun in the
Convent Chapel every Tuesday night at 8.30pm. The choir encourages and welcomes
new members.

Rathcline Ladies Table Quiz

on from their tremendous win over Kilbeggan in the Leinster championship the
ladies now make the long trip to Drogheda to take on Newtown Blues on Saturday
1st October. To help defray the cost of the bus trip the ladies are
holding a big Table Quiz in the Peer Inn on this Friday night 24th
September at 9pm. You are encouraged to go along and enjoy what promises to be
a wonderful night of fun and knowledge. The ladies club work on a shoestring
budget and it will be wonderful to have the fullest support of the community in
the Peer Inn on Friday. A table of 4 will cost €40 and there will also be a
raffle with spot prizes.

5k Road Run

you like to run, jog or walk or have an interest in personal fitness then you
will be delighted to hear that there is a 5k run in Lanesboro on this Wednesday
21st September at 7pm.  This
run is hosted by Lough Ree Athletic Club but is organised by Roscommon County
Board of Athletics Ireland.  This is the
final run in the 5k Series and is the first adult 5k run in Lanesboro for a
while.  The event is designed to cater
for everyone aged 18 or over, regardless of experience or fitness level and
will allow participants to get an accurate time for 5k on a suitably flat
course measured by an official from Athletics Ireland.  We have been advised the course is a fast course
so anyone seeking a good time or a personal best for 5k this is your
chance.  Entry is on the night and costs
€10.   Registration takes place from 6pm
onwards at the GAA Clubhouse in Clonbonny.
The route takes the runners and walkers from Rathcline GAA Grounds at
Clonbonny up the line and returns along the Longford Rd, turning right at
Cullen’s Filling Station with the finish at the entrance to the Clubhouse.  All are welcome.

Marty referees County Final

to local man Marty Parker, Curraghroe, who has just been appointed to referee
the Roscommon Senior Championship Final in Hyde Park on Sunday week 2nd
October. This is an acknowledgement of the tremendous progress Marty has made
in the past few years referring. We wish Marty and his team of officials the
very best in the repeat of last year’s final between All Ireland beaten club
finalists St. Brigids and Elphin.

Frank launches new CD

to local man Frank Nelson on the release this week of his new CD “I’m Just Me”
Frank continues to be hugely popular on the music scene and attracts large
crowds wherever he goes. Frank has been hugely successful with the number of
CDs he has released and I am sure that there will again be a huge demand for
this excellent CD. The CD is for sale in O’Brien’s for only €15

Lanesboro Bridge Club

results of the competition held on Wednesday 14th September are; 1st
Frank and Frances Brennan, 2nd Phil Chalmers & Cyril Hussey, 3rd
Elish Gray & Gemma Douglas and 4th Mae Casey & Noreen Dunne.
A committee meeting has been arranged for this Wednesday 21st
September at 7.30pm sharp.


The Lough Ree Area
Development Co-Op will hold their AGM in the Co-Op hall on Wednesday 21st
September at 8pm. All shareholders are requested to attend. Refreshments will
be served after the meeting.

Start Your Own Business

Ballymahon Traders
Association is hosting a Business start Up/Development Open Night on Friday evening
next 23rd September in Cooney’s Hotel at 7pm. If you are interested
in starting your own business, have a business idea and would like to develop
it or have a small business and you would like to expand then this open night
is the place to be for you. This is a free information night and an opportunity
not to be spurned. The speakers will be from Longford County Enterprise board,
Longford Community Resources, Longford VEC, banking representative and more. In
these recessionary times it is hoped to provide people with all the required
information that they may need to create work for themselves and others.

Ulster bank comes to town

Members of staff of the
Ulster Bank will be in attendance at Lanesboro Development Co-Op on this Friday
23rd September from 9.30am to 3pm.

Church Gate Collection

The Longford branch of the
Alzheimer Society of Ireland will hold their annual Church Gate collection at
all masses next weekend Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th
September. Your generous support will be much appreciated.


The area was saddened to
learn of the death at the Sacred Heart Hospital on Sunday 11th
September of Michael Enright, Cloontuskert. Mick as he was more commonly known
was a native of Foynes, county Limerick who many years ago came to live in
Cloontuskert and work with Bord na Mona. Mick worked diligently with Bord na
Mona until his retirement where he was a very popular figure. He was a man of great
dignity and had a tremendous warm nature as was witnessed by everyone that had
the pleasure to know him. He was a loving and caring husband to his wife
Pauline where nothing was too great for him. The attendance at the reposing of
his remains at the Sacred Heart Chapel on Monday and again at his Requiem Mass
and interment to Cloontuskert cemetery on Tuesday bore testimony to the esteem
in which he was held. To his wife Pauline, sons Paul and Denis, daughter Mary
Margaret, brother Jim, relatives and many friends we extend our sincere sympathy.

Lough Ree AC Club Run

The Lough Ree Athletic Club
has recommenced their club runs every Tuesday evening in Clonbonny commencing
at 5.15pm. Last weekend the first three boys and girls home were Boys; 1st
Cillian Flood, 2nd Cian Glennon and 3rd Eanna Donohoe,
Girls; 1st Isabella Farrell, 2nd Anna Peters and 3rd
Sarah Farrell. Despite running into a strong headwind the young boys did
remarkable times. The most improved from week 1 were Anna Peters and Áine

All young girls and boys are
asked to come along and enjoy an evening running with other young people.

Charity Fight Night

Following on from Last
year’s hugely successful fight night The Irish Prison Service Boxing Club is
again staging a Fight Night at the Confey GAA Club, Leixlip, Co. Kildare on
Saturday 15th October. Local girl Helen Feeney will once again be
stepping into the ring on this charitable night and she is seeking your
generous support. This year the designated charity is Canteen Ireland which is
a nationwide support group for young people that have or had cancer. The
thought of a young person suffering with cancer does not bear thinking about
and if you contribution can be of some help then you are doing tremendous work
for these young people. There is a sponsorship card on the counter in O’Brien’s
shop and please donate whatever you can.

Lanesboro Community Games

AGM of Lanesboro Community Games will be held next Tuesday night 27th
September in the Co-Op at 8:30pm. All Families in the parish with children
under 16 should have received a Registration form for Community Game in the
last week. This new initiative will enable parents to register their
children’s interest in partaking in the many activities offered in Community
Games.  This information will be used to plan entries into events and as
one of the communication methods to co-ordinate teams etc. so it is a
requirement that they are returned to committee members or at the AGM.  In
addition to this, Lanesboro Community Games committee will be requiring
increased parent support in 2011/12.  This will require only minimal
commitment as it is certainly a case of “many hands make light work”.  If
we do not have parent support we will not be able to participate in as many
events as we would hope.  While we had a great year in 2010/11 we are really
trying to build on this success and ensure that as many children as possible
are facilitated in taking part in the 2011/12.

Lanesboro Tourism Co-Op

Tourism Co-op sincerely thanks all those who submitted ideas and attended the
exhibition of ideas. Following this exhibition, the ideas which will be
incorporated into a Lanesboro Area Action Plan and in as much as is possible;
these ideas will be achieved over the coming years. We were all very
disappointed with our recent Tidy Towns result. There is no indication as to
why we remained on last year’s result. We will continue to do our very best for
2012 .The Co-op thanks all of those who helped during the year and encourages
us all to support the effort during the coming year. We congratulate the great
success of our neighbours in Ballyleague on their 2011 result and wish them
continued success in 2012.


Major Division: Ballyboro FC V Multyfarnham YC. Final Score 6-2.

U15 Boys has a win away to Multyfarnham YC in their 1st game of the season.

for Boro were from Shane Phillips (2), Conor Smith (2), Darragh Regan (1) &
Kevin Sorohan (1).

St. Faithleach’s

Cup: The senior team play Strokestown on Saturday next at 5.30pm in

The numbers drawn were – 5, 19, 20 and 28. No jackpot winner. €20 winners:
Lucia Coughlan, Denis Mc Loone, Patrick O’Rourke, Ray & Qona Cox.  The next draw takes place on Tuesday 27th
September for a jackpot of €4,300. The team in charge is G. Donlon, P. Kenny
& R. McCormack.

Every Tuesday in the Club House, 9.00pm. All welcome. Results of last week’s
games – Joint Winners, PJ/Sean & John O/Pakie. Last game, Sonny/Paddy.
Ticket winners – Kathleen, David, Liam, Martin & Paddy.

Tea-Party: will be held in the Club House on Saturday 24th September commencing
at 9.00pm, with Music on the night. If you are interested in hosting a table,
please contact Michael Cleary (087)2238293.

Fitness: Zumba Fitness Classes will commence in the Club House, starting on
Wednesday September 28th. Fun, Keep-Fit with dance. 1st Course duration – 6
weeks. For further details please contact Bernie Cotter (087)2597265.

Rathcline GAA

senior team are away to Mostrim in Devine Park in the league next Saturday 24th
September at 6pm. The team then face Carrickedmond in the league in Clonbonny
on Wednesday evening 28th September at 8.15pm.

Rathcline ladies will face Newtown Blues, Drogheda in the semi-final of the
Leinster Championship on Saturday October 1st at 3pm in Drogheda.
This is a great achievement for the girls and we wish them the best of luck in
their quest for silverware. The ladies club are organising a table quiz in the
Peer Inn on Saturday night September 24th. The quiz will take place
at 9pm and it costs €40 for a table of four. It would be great to see as many
people as possible attend the quiz as the ladies try to generate some funds for
their club.

All clubs in the Parish are asked
to keep the meeting room in Clonbonny Clubhouse free on Monday and Friday
evenings between 7pm and 9pm for the next three weeks to facilitate Scór na nÓg
preparations with the Minor Club.

All clubs are asked to refrain
from training in Clonbonny on Wednesday 21st September to accommodate a Lough
Ree Athletic Club event on the evening.

club would like to extend our get well wishes to Brendan Ward.

















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