Lanesboro Ballyleague Notes Monday 27th October 2011

Lanesboro Ballyleague Notes

Like Mother Like Sons

The Irish version of Masterchef came to it
conclusion on Thursday of last week. The final was over two nights with the
Tuesday night being spent in a one star and the only two star Michelin
restaurant in Ireland. Head chef in Patrick Guilbaud’s the only two star
restaurant in Ireland is none other than Kieran Glennon son of Colette Glennon,
Church View. His brother Terry is also in the chef team in the prestigious
Mount Wolsey Hotel in Carlow having previously been in the equally prestigious
hotel Killashee House in Naas. It is not off the ground that these two fine
young men discovered there culinary skills as their mother Colette is too an
accomplished pastry chef. It is a wonderful achievement for both of these young
men having reached the pinnacle of their profession and it is also a great
sense of joy to us that these men are from the town of Lanesboro.

Community College Parents’ Association

The AGM was held on Tuesday last, September 27th.  Principal, Jimmy
Flanagan, Deputy Principal, Michael Lyons and VEC Parent Representative, Willie
Dennigan addressed the meeting.  The executive was elected as
follows:  Chairman, Padraig Kenny; Recording Secretary, Deirdre Glennon;
Correspondence Secretary, Martha Thompson; Treasurer, Anne Tynan; Assistant
Treasurer, Anne Brennan; PRO, Theresa Mullooly. There was a working committee
organised to assist the executive as required.

Table Quiz

Primary School Parents Association is hosting a Table Quiz in Clarke’s Bar on
Friday 21st October at 8.30pm.A table of 4 will cost €40. Following
the quiz an individual 10 question spot quiz will take place. Entry to this
quiz is €5. Your support will be greatly appreciated.


is with great sadness and regret I record the death at the Sacred Heart
Hospital, Roscommon on Monday last of Bill Curtin, Ballyleague. He was in
failing health for a number of years and bore his cross with great dignity. Bill
was predeceased a number of years back by his wife Genevieve. Bill, a proud
native of Listowel, Co. Kerry came to work as an engineer with Bord na Mona
where worked until his retirement. Bill was a very learned man with a vast
knowledge of absolutely everything and whose wit and humour equalled his vast
intelligence – something I can vouch for during the many mornings in the shop.
Bill was a tremendous friend whose advice and tremendous foresight to this day
rings true. Everybody that came to know him will have fond memories of their
encounter as he always left his mark in a positive way. His remains reposed at
the chapel of the Sacred Heart Hospital, Roscommon on Wednesday followed by
removal to the Church of the Holy Rosary, Ballyleague. On Thursday following
his Funeral mass his remains were removed to Mount Jerome Crematorium, Dublin.
To his son John, daughter Pauline sisters, relatives and many friends we extend
our deepest sympathy.

Peer Inn 25 Game

results of the weekly card game in the Peer Inn held on Sunday night last are;
1st Joe & Tom, joint 2nd Packie & Tom and P.J.
& Bridie.

donation of €222 was collected and presented to Packie Feeney towards the
Hospice Fund


would like to extend our sincere sympathy to Mary and Tom Feeney and their
family on the death last week of Mary’s mother Mrs Bridie Hannon, Ballygar, Co.

Lanesboro Bridge

results of the weekly bridge competition organised by Lanesboro Bridge Club
are; N/S 1st Renee Walsh & Philomena Walsh, 2nd Phil
Chalmers & Cyril Hussey and 3rd Mae Casey & Noreen Dunne.
E/W 1st Gemma Douglas & Elish Gray, 2nd Bernadette
Clancy & Brendan Dowling and 3rd Peg Clarke & Patsy Canavan.

Ballyboro Scouts

Scouts and Venturers from the Ballyboro’ Scout Troop, which are based
in Lanesborough / Ballyleague braved the elements last weekend to compete
in the Annual Scout Liffey Descent in Dublin. This is the first occasion in the
35 years of the event that Scouts from Longford or Roscommon have
participated in this arduous 7 mile Kayaking event which comprises of
over 6 weirs along its course.

race started off from Lucan Weir and followed the Liffey through the Strawberry
Beds and its notorious rapids on through Palmerstown and finishing up at the
Garda Rowing Club in Islandbridge.

Mullooly from the Venturer Section of the Scout Troop took the Silver Medal in
her category, fighting off stiff opposition from Malahide and Portmarnock Sea

Troop would like to thank our instructors, Junior and Elaine Hannon for training
up our Kayakers to such a high level of proficiency as all of our Scouts and
Venturers finished the course, and to Longford VEC who made it possible to
train up our Scouts to Irish Canoe Union Level 2 proficiency through their
Annual Youth Club Grants.

above are the participants along with their instructors Junior and Elaine
Hannon prior to the Liffey descent

Community Games – Call for help

An attempt to hold our AGM on Monday 10th
failed owing to a very poor turnout. We will attempt to hold our AGM one more
time. If there is not sufficient interest and support our local Community Games
will cease to exist. It would be a terrible pity for this to happen when so
many families in the parish have great memories of competing both locally, in
the County and of course at National Finals in Mosney. Kilgefin Community Games
was founded in 1973 and every year since then there has been local track and
field events for children from U8 to U16 at very little cost to themselves or
their families. The last few years have been a struggle for the committee and
they now feel unable to continue unless more support comes from the local
community. If you are interested in this important sporting organisation in our
community please either come to our AGM on Monday 24th October at
9pm in Ballyleague hall or contact our Secretary, Angela Walton at 087 7514634.

Library Activities

Come along and check out our new
Fiction and Non-Fiction titles available now!

Our opening times are as follows: Monday 2pm
– 8pm, Tuesday 2pm – 6pm, Wednesday 2pm – 8pm, Friday 10am – 1pm and 2pm – 5pm
and Saturday 10am – 1pm.

French Classes starting
soon.  If you are interested contact Stella on 043 332 1291

Aisling Festival – Arts
& Crafts with Claire Balfe will take place in the library on Wednesday 26th
October at 4pm. €5 charge. Contact Stella for details on 043 332 1291

Peregrine Readings: Authors
Marita Conlon McKenna, Conor Kostick and Mary Rose Callaghan will read from
their works on Wednesday 9th November at 7.30pm.  All welcome.

Triathlon Club

Triathlon Season may be over now until next year however it has not satisfied
the appetite of some members of our local Lanesboro Triathlon Cub. At this time
of the year the Summer Triathlon events which are tough enough gives way to
what some even consider to be tougher events, Adventure Races. These events
generally are raced on mountains and off road trails and involve a mixture of
mountain running, biking, kayaking, climbing and often orienteering, not for
the faint hearted. Last year Niall Donohue, Sean Farrell and Colm Daly entered
the inaugural Sea to Summit which was in held in Westport and involved tackling
Croagh Patrick and Sean was placed 8th in a very competitive field.
There is talk in the ranks already of putting a team forward again this year
for November’s Race.

weekend, Niall, Colm and one of the junior members of the Club, Niall’s 15 year
old son Jamie travelled to Johnstown’s Bridge to partake in the arduous Run a
Muck Challenge which is a 10k assault course over a very trying and mucky
course but great fun. There must have been six to seven hundred in the race
with the majority opting for just one lap of the course but not so our three
amigos as they tackled the longer curse of mud, ditches, water troughs, rope
bridges, nets and numerous obstacles without any difficulty and finished
together. Great credit must be given to Jamie who soldiered through the course
with a smile on his face throughout, beating many adults in the event.

just reached us that Garrett Byrne a Dublin based member of the Triathlon Club
put Lanesboro on the Podium when he finished 6th overall and 1st
over 40 in a the extremely testing Killarney Adventure Race last Saturday. This
race began with a mountain run at the McGillycuddy Reeks into a seriously
technical bike discipline which went over the Gap of Dunloe followed by  a 1.5k Kayak across Muckross Lake . As if
that was not enough when finally getting back on dry land Garrett had to
negotiate another 8k mountain run on Torc Mountain and finish off the race with
a sprint cycle of 4k to the finish in the grounds of Muckross House.  There were 168 competitors in his race and
albeit on his own in Kerry he represented the Club brilliantly and took

Club’s Annual General Meeting was held last Friday in the Co-Op Hall and the
Executive Committee elected is as follows, Chairperson, Ronie Masterson,
Secretary Sean Mimnagh, Treasurer and PRO Colm Daly and the Race Director for
the Two Provinces Triathlon in 2012 is James Gallagher.

St. Faithleach’s GAA

Quiz: Many thanks to all who supported our Table Quiz held in the Club House on
Friday last. Thanks to Quiz Master, Michael Cleary who also prepared the
questions. Congratulations to the Winning Team: Damien Rooney, Paddy Neilon,
Paul Rooney and Aidan Dooney. Runners-Up: Eamon Bolger, Mary & Peggy Crehan
and Tony McCaffrey. Many thanks to all who supported the Raffle on the night –
Winners were Mark Crehan & Jimmy Mangan.

Ladies: Our Minor Ladies play against St. Dominic’s in the Minor League Shield
Final on Saturday 29th October. Time & venue to be confirmed.

Lotto: The numbers drawn were- 9, 15, 16
and 30. There was no jackpot winner. €20 winners – Raymond Farrell, Bogwood.
Joe & Martina, Top Filling Station. Catriona Devine, Tulsk. Wally Burke
& Pauline Kenny, Ballyleague. Brendan Rattigan, Fermoyle. The next draw
will take place on Tuesday 25th October for a jackpot of €4,500. The
team in charge – J. Brennan, A. Brennan, D. Mc Loone, J. Hegarty.

Every Tuesday in the Club House, 9.00pm. All welcome. The results of last
week’s games are- Winners with 12 games, Michael Rogers &Michael Finan. 2nd
David & Jimmy. Last game, Kevin & Joe. Ticket Winners – Ann, Mark,
Noreen, Martin, Dan. Next week’s card games are in aid of the Irish Hospice

To Enda Kenny & Janet Melia on the birth of their baby son, Eánna.

Dance: The Club is holding a Barn Dance on Sunday Night 30th October. Music
& Craic with Padraig Kearns, Country & Western/Irish Music Band.
Tickets are now on sale €8. Cowboy/girl dress optional. Come along for what
promises to be a great nights entertainment.

We are hoping to revive Scór within St. Faithleachs GAA Club. Anyone interested
either as a Singer, Dancer, or to just give a helping hand, please contact
Jacqui on 0861721181

Fitness: Zumba Fitness Classes continue in the Club House on Wednesday
evenings, 7.30pm to 8.30pm (Please arrive 15 minutes before start of class).
All welcome.

Events: Cloontuskert NS is holding a Kids Halloween Disco, 28th October, 7.00pm
to 9.00pm. Look out for Cookery Demonstration in St. Faithleachs GAA Club
House, November. Bachelor Night, 3rd December, details to follow.

Rathcline GAA

done to the senior team on their victory over Cashel in the relegation play off
on Sunday afternoon in Kenagh. It was a close game and after extra time
Rathcline came out on top with a scoreline of 1-13 to 1-11. Next up for the
lads is Ballymore or Grattan Óg from Division
2. If Rathcline win this game they will continue to play in Division 1 next
year. Please check fixtures to confirm opposition, date and venue of this game.

club would like to extend our sympathies to Mary Feeney and family, Gurteengar,
on the death of Mary’s mother Bridie Hannon.

club would also like to extend our sympathies to Eileen Kenny, Killinure, on
the recent death of her mother Mary Ellen Mulligan.

ESB sponsored Monster Pike competition

Anglers are reminded that the annual
ESB sponsored Pike Angling boat competition will take place in Lanesboro on
Sunday 28th October. Lanesboro Pike Angling club will be hosting
this huge completion where anglers travel from all over to fish this open

Fishing will take place between 11am
and 4pm. Entries will be facilitated from10.30 at Lanesboro harbour beside duck
pond. The entry fee is €30 per boat with a maximum of 4 rods per boat and two
rods per person.

The prize structure is as follows; 1st
€500, 2nd €300, 3rd €250, 4th €200, 5th

This is a catch and release
competition. All boats must carry a suitable tank to hold fish.

All fish must be returned safely to
the water. It is required that all anglers have club insurance. It is also
advised that all anglers wear life jackets on the day.

Anyone caught deviating from the
rules will be disqualified. A full list of rules and a map of the fishing area
will be available on the day.

During the presentation which will
be held in the Yacht Bar there will be a draw for all non-fishing club members.

Lough Ree 2000 Bridge Club

results of the competition held on Monday last are; N/S Gross 1st
Mairead Gill & Maura Hanly, 2nd Loretto Cooney & M. Mulryan,
3rd Fiona Gillen & Phil Chalmers, 4th Bernadette
Gillen & Joan Donnellan. Nett; 1st Mairead Gill & Maura
Hanly, 2nd Fiona Gillen & Phil Chalmers, 3rd Loretto
Cooney & M. Mulryan and 4th Bernadette Gillen & Joan
Donnellan. E/W Gross & Nett 1st M. Casey & M. Gillen, 2nd
Hannah Clyne & Maureen Hynes, 3rd B. Dowling & G. Kenny and
4th M. Flynn & G. Cafferty.

Development Co-Op

Ree Development Co-op are holding a Halloween Fancy dress party for 4 – 14 year
olds on Saturday the 29th of Oct from 8 till 10 in the Lough Ree
Development Co-Op building. Admission is only €2 and there are many planned
activities including, knock the coconut, face painting, fortune teller and
disco. Also weather permitting there will be a launch of over 100 sky lanterns.
Prizes for best dressed boy and best dressed girl and spot prizes on the night.

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