Lanesboro Ballyleague Notes Monday 3rd October 2011

Lanesboro Ballyleague Notes


We would like to extend our sincere
sympathy to Eileen and John Kenny and family, Killinure on the death of
Eileen’s mother Mrs Mary Ellen Mulligan, Crott Hill, Moyne, on Friday of last

Lough Ree 2000

The results of the competition held on Monday night last 25th
September; N/S Gross: 1st Bernadette Gillen & Patsy Canavan, 2nd
Katharine Harrison & Nancy Dolan and 3rd Noreen Dunne &
Philomena Walsh. N/S Nett: 1st Bernadette Gillen & Patsy
Canavan, 2nd Katharine Harrison & Nancy Dolan and 3rd
Mark/Peggy Crehan. E/W Gross: 1st Mike Flynn & Mai Casey, 2nd
Des & Eileen Watts and 3rd Frank Conmy & Catherine McGovern.
E/W Nett: 1st Mike Flynn & Mai Casey, 2nd Frank Conmy
& Catherine McGovern and 3rd Una Clarke & Nora Kelly.

Bridge takes place as usual every Monday in the Co-Op Hall starting at 8.00 pm

Time closing in to support Helen

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.

Social Services Whist Drive

Lanesboro Social services
will again hold their monthly Whist Drive on Friday night next 7th
October in St. Mary’s Parish Hall at 8.30pm. Your generous support is deeply
appreciated and especially in these trying times for everybody. Come along and
bring along your card playing friends for what should be a wonderful night of
card playing. As usual top prizes will be won and refreshments will be served.

Lanesboro Badminton Club

Junior badminton will resume
on Saturday 8th October in St. Mary’s Parish Hall. There will be two
sessions with second level students on the first session between 5 and 6pm and
primary school students from 6 to 7pm. New members are very welcome.

Congratulations Killashee

We would like to
congratulate, our neighbours, the Killashee Intermediate team on winning the
Longford Intermediate championship in Pearse Park and wish them well in the
Leinster Intermediate championship.

On the Roads of Kildare

The Rathcline Ladies had a
tremendous victory over Newtown Blue in Drogheda and their reward for this
great victory is a trip to the Kildare champions St. Laurence’s to be played in
the south Kildare town of Moone on Saturday next at 3pm. We are sure that the
girls will once again do themselves proud and come home with another victory. We
wish them every success and encourage as many as possible to travel to support

As was the case in the
previous trip directions to the Moone GAA pitch will be available in O’Brien’s
for those travelling.


We would like to extend our
deepest sympathy to Dolores and Pat Hussey and family, Ballyleague on the death
of Dolores mother Mrs. Tess Costello, Convent Road, Roscommon on Monday 26th

Lanesboro Bridge Club

The results of the Lanesboro
Bridge club’s competition held on Wednesday 28th September last are;
N/s 1st Phil Chalmers 7 Cyril Hussey, 2nd Gemma Douglas
& Elish Gray and Marie Sheeran & Mary Mc Gushin. E/W 1st Mae
Casey & Noreen Dunne, 2nd Brid mc Dermott & Una Lawlor and 3rd
Tom Feeney & Kathleen Hanley.

Connell plays Croke Park

Congratulations to Connell
Kennelly son of Brian and Breda Kennelly, Carrowstrawley who represented his
Fermoyle National School at the Go Games at the All-Ireland Hurling Final.

Ladies, only 11
weeks to Christmas

all ladies who feel like they want to lose some weight.  A group of women have started meeting in the Lanesboro
Parish hall on a Wednesday evening at 7 pm where they get weighed and have a
chat among ourselves where we can exchange tips, recipes and
encouragement.  If this sounds like
something you would like to get involved in please call down to the session on this
Wednesday 28th Sept. Everyone is welcome to come along.

Further recognition for St.
Faithleach’s club

The St.
Faithleach’s GAA club were honoured again last week when Ollie Kelly was
appointed to referee the Connaught FBD Final in New York on Sunday next. This
is a tremendous honour for Ollie to be making the trip to New York for next
Sunday’s Final between New York and home winners. Ollie has refereed for many
years and it is rightful recognition for his dedication to refereeing. It is
also a wonderful honour for the St, Faithleach’s club who over two weekends had
their three referees refereeing major final both here and in New York.

Lanesboro Community Games

AGM of Lanesboro Community Games took place on Tuesday 27th of
September. The following officers were elected:

John Rooney; Secretary: Teresa Ryan; Assistant Secretary: Sharon Brady

Pauline Casey and Pro: Mary Sorohan

meeting was well attended. Many thanks to all of the parents who have offered
their help. In order to compete in any event, the registration form must be completed
and returned to the committee along with 2 euro per child. This is also vital
in order to guarantee notification of events as there may be changes to
previous procedures. Outstanding forms for entry in all events must be returned
by Sunday 9th of October at the latest. Forms may be collected from
O’Brien’s shop and returned to any member of the committee.

look forward to a great year of Community Games participation and enjoyment.

Kilgefin Community Games

Kilgefin Community Games committee will hold their AGM
on Monday 10th October at 9pm in Ballyleague Hall. All are welcome.

The committee would particularly like to hear from
anyone who would like to help train or manage one of the many community games
events such as: Chess, Draughts, Chess, Drama, Singing, Basketball, table
tennis, and Tag Rugby.

Return visit to Parish Hall

to St. Mary’s Parish Hall, Lanesboro, on Thursday 13th
October is John King.

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.
To book an appointment contact John at 085-1232957.

Shannon Gaels Minor Club

done to Rathcline Ladies who beat Newtown Blues at weekend in Leinster Quarter
Final. Best of luck in their next outing on next weekend.

Gaels Minor Club is holding an important meeting to discuss Minor and Juvenile
team options for 2012 season in Clubhouse on Tuesday 4th Oct at 7.30pm. All
eligible players in these age groups are required to attend.

Club would like to extend sympathy to Eileen Kenny Killinure on the death of
her Mother last week.

Ladies GAA Club

done to the Rathcline Ladies senior team who defeated Newtown Blues in the
quarter final of the Leinster club championship on Sunday last. The girls
displayed an impressive performance in a game that ended with a score line of
3-9 to 2-8. The semi-final will take place next weekend with venue and time yet
to be decided. The club would like to thank all the supporters who travelled to
the game in Louth, especially in the wet conditions; the girls really
appreciated the support. We would also like to thank everyone who supported our
table quiz and sponsored prizes for the raffle, a full list of sponsors will be
listed next week.

Primary Schools

was on offer for the schools in counties Longford and Roscommon last week. The
organisers in Longford were pleased with the increase in numbers on the grounds
of St. Mel’s college. Killoe NS dominated the proceedings and retained the Harry
Farrell Shield. Eamon Kehoe won the 5th/6th class 1000m
and it is with pride that we say that his mother is Veronica Mc Donald from
Barnacor. Local youngsters were ‘thin on the ground’; still Seadhna Ryan deserves
credit for finishing 7th, without team support, and qualifies for
the Connaught Final in Galway later this month, where schools will be competing
for the Cahill Cup.

the star of the day must be Aoife Nolan. The Fermoyle lass finished 3rd
in the girls 3rd/4th class 800m and earned herself one of
the individual medals on offer. In the same race Áine Kennelly was 10th
and the youthful Caoilinn Flood 11th. Had Fermoyle a 4th
girl finishing inside the top 40 they would have won the silver medal. Killoe
won the event with 15pts; Melview 66 and Stonepark 68 were second and third
with high scores.

5th/6th class event was very competitive still Maeve
Dervan (Newtowncashel) did well to finish 2nd with the improving
Emily Mc Carthy (Killoe) taking 3rd spot. Great credit must go to,
sprinter, Orla Keane who finished a credible 8th.

training listed for Saturday seemed to affect the boys more than the girls!

Park, Boyle, was the venue for the Roscommon Schools. If Longford was pleased with
the increased participation, the opposite was the case in Roscommon. The very
large entry brought with it, its own headaches. Roxboro and Ballyleague NS were
represented and with over 200 children facing the starter for the 5th/6th
class 1000m, maybe it was just as well Cloontuskert and Ballagh had given it a
miss. With numbers like that Ballyleague students Sarah Scally 18th
and Ellen Irwin 22nd can be well pleased with their performances.
Their teammates finished further back, one having a ‘stitch’ and the other
waited as both finished together. Aisling Farrell, best in training, impressed
herself by finishing between the Ballyleague pair Scally and Irwin. Aisling was
competing for Mercy NS Roscommon.

Forest Park, pride of place must go to Damian Hudson, for finishing 12th
from a field of 170. When one considers that this was the Ballyleague youth’s
first race, it puts everything into perspective. Eanna Donohoe was injured and
was unable to take part.

is never short on surprises and that is one of the reasons it is so

2012 St. Patrick’s Day Parade

a meeting held last week, the committee have decided to commenced plans for the
2012 St. Patrick’s Day Parade, which will be held in Lanesboro Ballyleague on
Saturday 17th March.

its inception the Parade has become one of the main foal points of the year in
our area and highlights the tremendous community spirit in the twin towns of
Lanesboro and Ballyleague. It is hoped that the coming year’s event will be even
bigger and better than anything that has gone before. Addition activities for both
young and old will be introduced and an announcement of these activities will
be announced. If you have an idea for the parade or want to make an entry you
are invited to contact chairperson – Teresa Costello, Secretary Freda
Connaughton, Treasurer – Adie Farrell or any committee member.

Rathcline GAA Club

club would like to extend our congratulations to the ladies club on their
victory over Newtown Blues of Drogheda in the Leinster Quarter Final on
Saturday. On a rainy day in Drogheda the girls played their hearts out and
their efforts led to a superb 3-09 to 2-08 victory over Newtown Blues. Next up
for the girls will be either the Kildare or Meath champions next weekend in the
Leinster Semi-Final. More information will be available in the next few days on
the details of this match through text messages and Facebook. We wish the girls
the best of luck for their game next weekend.

luck to the men’s senior team who were beaten by Colmcille in the league on
Saturday. The match finished 2-06 to 9 points to Colmcille. Next up for the
lads in the league is Carrickedmond at home in Clonbonny. The match is due to
throw in at 2pm on Sunday but please check fixtures to confirm time as there
could be a change in date and time of this match due to the ladies Leinster

















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