Lanesboro Ballyleague Notes Monday 16th January 2012

Lanesboro Ballyleague Notes


Exciting play comes to Town on Friday

greatly anticipated play ‘The Pitch’ comes to St. Mary’s Hall on this Saturday
night 21st January. The curtains open at 8.30pm and doors open from
8pm. The Pitch has received tremendous acclaim and has played before huge
audiences wherever it has played. Tickets for this fantastic night out are on
sale in O’Brien’s or you can pay on the door on the night. Tickets are priced
at €10 each and you are guaranteed a great night for your money. The proceeds
of the night go towards the development of our Shannon Gaels youth and it is
very important that the night is supported by parents and club supporters. See
you there!!!

Lanesboro Library

The FÁS eLearning at the Library is a
joint project between FÁS and the Library Council of

If you are new
to computers and want to take things slowly, our project is perfect for
you. We will help you get up and running at a nice easy pace. The
programme is 32 hours in duration, delivered over a 16 week period with one 2
hour workshop each week.

you are already a FÁS client you can register for the programme through
your local FÁS office. All other interested candidates (over the age
of 18) can contact Stella at the library on 043 3321291

Gaeltacht Grant Applications

If your child is
interested in going to the Gaeltacht this year the GAA have a grant scheme in
place over the past number of years ant this year the scheme will be continued.
If you require information on the scheme and application form you can contact
Cathal Chapman or Joe O’Brien where all information with be supplied. There is
the stipulation that applicants must
be 13 years or older on 1st January 2012. Completed forms must be returned to Michael O Sullivan, Oifigeach Gaeilge
agus Cultuir, Drumlish Hill, Drumlish, Co. longford or
on or before February 3rd
February 2012

Fran and Bantar CD Launch

Bantar (Fran Deffew and Paul Murphy) CD Launch Night,
in aid of National Breast Cancer Research Institute. Lanesborough Co-op Hall,
Friday week 27th Jan, Doors 7:30pm, Show starts 8pm. A night of trad,
ballads, ceoil agus craic, not to be missed. Music by Hillbilly Porter,
Barleywine, Local Musicians, Claire Devine, Actin the Maggot and Bantar.
Tickets €10.

CD is also on sale in O’Brien’s and it a one not to be done without.


congratulations to Vinny and Caroline Farrell, Carrowstrawley on the birth
recently of a baby boy.

Young Scientists Achievements

weekend was a very proud time for residents and former residents of the
Lanesboro Ballyleague when the announcements of the Young Scientist of the Year
were announced at the RDS on Friday last in Dublin.

Lanesboro Community College first year student Mark Lyons, son of Michael and
Mary Lyons, Longford Road was awarded second place in the Social and
Behavioural section Junior age category – Individual. Marks project was entitled
“The benefits of regular reading….being a bookworm isn’t a bad thing! Marks
award is a tremendous achievement for both himself, his family and also for the
great work that Lanesboro Community continues to do each year for the Young
Scientist competition and they are receiving their due rewards for their time
and energy. Mark work with his project was done with the mentoring of Community
College teacher Michael Lyons.

The Convent of Marcy in Roscommon was Shauna O’Neill, daughter of James and
Margaret O’Neill, Cloontuskert, in the Technology section in the Intermediate
age category – Individual with a project entitled Electricity generation via
induction versus piezoelectric material. Shauna was awarded 3rd
prize for her project which again is a wonderful achievement and her mentor for
her project was her teacher Padraig Harlow.

the Chemical, Physical and Mathematical Sciences section The Marist College
Athlone was awarded 1st place in the group section. A member of that
winning team was Jack Ryan whose father Seamus moved with his family from Clare
to Cloontuskert some years ago. These lads mentor was Cian O’Brien a teacher in
the Marist.

this was a tremendous result for these young people and their schools and they
are achievements that we as a community can be proud of the youth that represent
our community.

Lough Ree AC

Annual Christmas Day Fun Run took place in conjunction with the MS Run from
Newtowncashel to Lanesboro.  Óisín Kenny
led the field home followed by Conor Sorohan with Bryn Peters in third
place.  Caoilinn Flood, Ivan Johnston and
Jane Dowd took the minor places.  We were
disappointed with the turnout as the children who participated really seemed to
enjoy the run and it added to the atmosphere of the morning.  The MS Run had a record number of participants
this year and we congratulate all the finishers.

was great to hear from former club member Deirdre Hopkins over Christmas.  Deirdre is training with the local Northside Running
Group, McMahons Point, Sydney, Australia where she has been living and working
for the past two years.  Deirdre attended
college in Sligo where she got a scholarship due to her successes in mountain
running, an event she represented Ireland in on a couple of occasions.  It is great to see she is still involved in
the sport.

hope to get back into training indoors over the next couple of weeks so all
athletes are requested to dust off their running shoes in preparation for the
indoor training.  A text will go out in
advance advising of the date and time.

Shannonside Camera Club

local photographic club invites everyone to a Photographic Exhibition that will
run in Lanesboro Library from Wednesday 25th January until Wednesday
1st February. The official opening will take place on Wednesday 25th
at 7pm and refreshments will be served.

Rathcline Ladies Clothes Collection

autumn Rathcline Ladies had a clothes collection which proved to be a great
success. The club have now taken on this collection on an on-going basis. The
club is seeking clothes, sheets and curtains and the likes. The clothes they
are seeking is not the good resalable clothes that charity shops can avail of
but all older clothing, If you have any of the above at any stage during the
coming year you can drop them off at 51 The Green or to make arrangements phone

Glee Club

term your local Glee Club is having an x-factor inspired 10 weeks!  If
your child is interested in singing dancing or drama and/or could use a
confidence boost call Lisa Fox 0877619605 for information on your nearest Glee


We would
like extend our deepest sympathy to Mrs Josie Horohoe, Salmon’s Lane and her
sons Johnnie and Patsy and daughters Kathleen and Tessie and their extended
families on the death of her son Jimmy in New York on Monday 9th
January James; 74, of Hewlett, NY on January 9, 2012. . Funeral Mass takes
place on Friday 11:00 am at St. Joseph’s Church in Hewlett followed by interment
at St. Charles Cemetery in Farmingdale.

Benefit Dance

Last year
the tragic death occurred of o young man Mel Sorohan. Mel worked in the NCT
testing centre in Longford and was a familiar and popular man with many locals.
A Benefit Dance in support of his family will take place in J’s Hotel, Mohill
on Friday night next 20th January. Music from 10 to 12 will be
supplied by Tom Moran and followed until 2am by Noel Cassidy. Doors open at 9pm
and admission is optional. Your support will be greatly appreciated.


We would
like to extend our deepest sympathy to John Duggan formerly of Cnoc na Gaoithe
and Killashee on the death last week of his sister Anna Duggan, Killashee.

Charity Shop

you are spring cleaning remember you can donate ladies, men’s and children’s
clothing, shoes as well as bric a brac, books and toys to the friends of Asthma
Charity Shop on Main Street. Your support will be appreciated.


would like to extend our sympathy to Judy and Martin Mulligan and family,
Loughbannow, on the death of Judy’s mother Mary B Murray, Gortemore,
Carrigallen, Co. Leitrim last weekend.

Lanesboro Bridge Club

results of the competition held on Wednesday 10th January are; N/S 1st
tie Phil Chalmers& Cyril Hussey and Elish Gray & Gemma Douglas, 3rd
Loretta Cooney & Freda Kenny. E/W 1st Maura Hanley & Mairéad
Gill and 2nd Mary Mc Gushin & Mike Flynn.


would like to extend our deepest sympathy to Mary and Bernard O’Connor and
family on the death of Mary’s father Frank O’Carroll, Carrick on Shannon, Co.
Leitrim recently.

Zumba Classes

is a dance that combines Latin and International music with a fun and effective
workout system. Classes take place in St. Faithleach’s clubhouse every
Wednesday at 7.30pm. All are welcome to go along and join in what is a great


would like to extend our deepest sympathy to Pauline and Francis Casey and
family, Lehery, on the death of Pauline’s mothers Mrs Mae Beades, Curraghaboy,
Co. Roscommon, last weekend.


marriage took place on Saturday 31st December of Dwain Tarmey son of
Martin and Bernadette Tarmey, Anrattabeg and Aisling Dermody daughter of John
and Bridie, Creggs, Co. Galway in St. Mary’s Church, Kilbegnet. Bestman was
Jason Tarmey brother of the groom and groomsmen were Mark Tarmey brother of the
groom and Tim Shea, friend of the groom. Matron of Honour was Caroline Kennedy
sister of the bride and bridesmaids were Breege Rowan friend of the couple and
Noreen Murray friend of the bride. Pageboy was Conor Kennedy and Flower girl
was Aimee Fitzgerald. The marriage ceremony was celebrated by Fr. Pat Hogan,
Kilbegnet, assisted by Fr. Larney Shine Ballyleague, The wedding reception was
held in the Claregalway Hotel, Claregalway. We wish the happy couple many years
of wedded happiness.


extend our deepest sympathy to Brid and Des Mc Dermott and family, Barnacor, on
the death of Brid’s brother Liam Archbold, Newbridge, Co. Kildare last week.

Rathcline Ladies AGM

The club has had
a marvelous 12 months and they will hold their AGM in the clubhouse in
Clonbonny on Saturday 4th February at 7pm. As much as an AGM this
meeting will be a celebration of the achievements of the year past as much as
it will be the first club get together since the untimely death of Ali. All and
everyone with the interest of Ladies football in the club are asked to attend
the meeting. It will be wonderful to have a packed clubhouse for this meeting.

Table Quiz Success

Village Renewal & Tidy Towns committee wish to thank everybody who turned
out to support our Fundraising table quiz at St. Faithleach’s GAA clubhouse
last Friday night. There were almost twenty tables on the night with young and
old from throughout the village and the parish turning out and the event was
thoroughly enjoyed . The committee met on Monday night January 9th and have
already set out a workload for the Spring as we prepare for another Tidy Towns
competition in June. The committee wish to thank the following who provided
sponsorship for the table quiz: Michael Hanly Building Supplies, Joe
and Martina Cribbin, Eamon Bolger, Ray Deegan, Maureen
Gibbons, Bernard Keane, Lanesboro Ballyleague Credit
Union, Johnsons Pharmacy, Maura McCormack, Doreen
Oates, Hughie Baxter, Charlie Mc Conway, Roscommon Lions Club
and Lagan Group. Our thanks also to Michael Cleary who was an
excellent and entertaining quiz master, St. Faithleach’s for their
co-operation and hospitality, Jimmy Hussey for the super entertainment and all
our own committee members and volunteers who made sure the night was well
supported. The next meeting of the Village Renewal and Tidy Towns committee is
on Monday February 6th at 9PM in Sorohan’s and all members of the community are
very welcome to attend. Contact: Chairman Gerry Thompson at 085 1740819 or e
mail the committee:


The Lanesboro and
Ballyleague Indoor Market is held in St. Mary’s Parochial Hall, Lanesboro, on
Friday from 11am to 2pm. There is a range of stalls selling local home baking,
local jams, free range eggs & mushrooms, gold, silver, gemstone and
costume jewellery, goats milk beauty products, sensy flameless candles, books,
bric a brac & cd’s, Forever aloe vera products.  John King (Healer and
Angel Cards readings).  There is free car parking to rear of building
(beside the playground). Tea, Coffee and light snacks will also be available.
Contact 087 3965568 for queries.


Evening: Lanesboro Triathlon Club are holding an open evening on Sat 21st Jan
in the Lanesboro Co-op hall, from 7pm – 9pm. If you like to swim, run, cycle or
all 3 – Lanesboro Tri club is the place to be. Come along on Sat 21st to chat
to the members who will answer any questions you may have. Triathlon is a super
& enjoyable way to get fit, and you can do it all at your own pace. There
will also be lots of social outings of course!!! Hope to see you there.

Turbo & circuit training continues for all members in the Lanesboro Co-op
hall on Sat next 21st Jan at 5pm.  Masters swimming sessions
also continue every Monday night at 9pm in Roscommon swimming pool.

The club held its Annual General Meeting on Dec 9th and elected officers for the 2012 season are
as follows: Chairman – Brendan O’Sullivan ; Secretary – Sean Mimnagh ; Treasurer
– Róisin Mc Sharry / PJ O’Neill ; PRO – Mark Kenny / Andrée Gallagher ; Child
Liaison Officer – Laura Clyne.

was a hugely successful year for the club which saw our member base grow
significantly. The highlight of the year was the success of our ‘Two Provinces
Triathlon’ sprint race held in Lanesboro on July 16th. Thanks again
to all the local volunteers, sponsors & Gardaí who helped out to make the
event the success it was.  The club was
represented brilliantly in triathlon & duathlon events throughout the
country during 2011 – these included Tri Athy, Naas Duathlons, Hell of the West
(Kilkee), Tri Athlone, Rosses Point Triathlon (Sligo), Caroline Kearney
Triathlon (Mullingar), Dublin City Triathlon, Lough Key Triathlon (Boyle), Long
Swim to Tipperary, Lost Sheep Triathlon (Kenmare), Loughrea Triathlon, Lough
Ree Monster Triathlon (Athlone), Ironman Galway 70.3 and Sea2Summit (Westport)
to name but a few. Let’s hope 2012 can bring even more success to the club.

for your Diary: The Lanesboro ‘Two Provinces Triathlon’ is provisionally set to
take place on Sat July 14th 2012. So now you know when, you have
plenty of time to start training to take part, in what is sure to be a very
enjoyable & exciting race day out.

Lanesboro Community Games

the LCG would like to sincerely sympathise with Pauline Casey on the death of
her mother Ms Beades.

Sunday last, 3 of our Chess and Draughts teams travelled to Ardagh for their
first matches. As the matches could not be cancelled, a minute silence was observed
in memory of Mrs Beades and Pauline’s loss.

Lanesboro (B) U-12 Chess teams made up of Evan Chalmers, Seadna Ryan, Brian
Casey, Gerard Brennan, Duileach Ryan, Sean Kenny and Conor Sorohan,
comprehensively won their match with every player ether winning or drawing
their individual match.  This was a great
achievement from a very young team.  This
team is now through to the county Finals.

U16 Chess team also had a great victory, again with all the players either
winning or drawing their individual matches.
This team is made up of Mark Lyons, Daniel O’Reilly, Evan Chalmers, Lara
O’Sullivan and Aaron Farrell.

our third match, – the U12 Draughts (B) team made up of Ultan O’Sullivan, Conor
Sorohan, Evan Chalmers, Seadhna Ryan, Mark Dowd and Harvey Myhill were narrowly
defeated by Ardagh 7-5 (6-4).  Special
mention here to Ultan and Havey who joined this team very late but contributed
greatly to almost getting a tie in the result.

to Mark Lyons on his fantastic prize winning achievement at the Young scientist
of the year, we were delighted mark was able to turn his focus to chess on
Sunday after an extremely busy week.

luck to our Soccer, Table Tennis and other Draughts and Chess Teams that will
be playing in the next week.

Rathcline GAA

thanks to all that attended the Annual General Meeting on Friday last.
Congratulations to our new Executive, which consists of the following:
Chairman- Liam Connerton, Vice Chairman- Louis Skelly, Secretary- Cathal
Chapman, Assistant Secretaries – Pat Connerton and Jimmy Flood, Treasurer –
James Casey, Assistant Treasurers – Albert Cooney, Chris Cullen and Seamus
Flynn , Registrars- Peter Skelly and Denis Crinigan, Players Registrar- Michael
Hanley and Brendan Rhatigan PRO- Gavin Cooney and Assistant PRO- Pat Connerton.
All members look forward to a positive 2012 both on and off the field for
Rathcline GAA. Thanks must go to all members of last year’s executive,
particularly those who decided not to stand for re-election this year.

club are delighted to announce the appointment of Enda Macken as the new
manager of the senior team for the forthcoming year.

Fees are now due, standing at €50 for playing members and €20 for non-playing
members. Players are to give their money to Brendan Rhatigan within the next
two weeks and non-playing members are to give theirs to Denis Crinigan or Peter

to Shannon Gaels and their Scór team, whose novelty act competed in the
Leinster Final held in Ballymore, Westmeath on Sunday last. The performance was
entitled “The Reluctant Footballer” and the team performed brilliantly; by all
accounts they were unfortunate not to win. The team comprised of Shane Kenny,
Lauren Guinan, Stephen Tobin, Anna Peters, Laura Peters, Andrew Ward, Dearbhail
Flood and Niall Keane. The team will perform the sketch again in St Mary’s Hall
this Saturday night, prior to the show “The Pitch”.

Rathcline GAA extends our deepest sympathies to club player Tony Mulligan after
the recent death of his grandmother. The club’s thoughts are with Tony and all
of his family at this time.

St. Faithleach’s GAA

following Officers were elected at a recent meeting: Minor Club – Jimmy Mangan,
Children’s Liaison Officer. Senior Club – Derek Thompson, Vice-Chairman.

– Our 50th Year
2012 brings a very important year for St. Faithleachs GAA Club as we celebrate
our 50th Anniversary. There are many photographs & artefact from down
through the years which we would dearly love to see. If you, or anyone you know
may be in possession of such items, please contact a member of the Committee or
email us at

Cards: Every Tuesday
in the Club House, 9.00pm. All welcome. Results of last week’s games – Winners,
Sean/Seamus. Joint Runners-Up, Frank/Mickey & Michael/Padraig.

2012 Membership now due. Payable to Brian Scally, Senior Club Registrar. Adult
€40, Student €20, Family €80.

of St. Faithleachs 2012 – We are now looking for ladies to take part in the
Rose of St. Faithleachs in February. Please contact Mary Kenny for details
(087) 9920708.  Entrants must be 18years or over. Senior Club Social Night
to be held in the Club House on Saturday 11th February. Colm Mulligan plays in
the Club House on Friday 16th March. St. Patricks Day Parade – Once again St.
Faithleachs GAA Club will be having a Float in the Lanesboro/Ballyleague St.
Patricks Day Parade.

Sympathy: The Club
extends deepest sympathy to the Farrell Family, Curraghroe, on the death of
Elizabeth Farrell. To her daughters Noleen & Annette, sons P.J. & Hugh,
extended family, relatives & friends. The Club extends deepest sympathy to
Mary O’Connor & Family, Weekfield, on the death of her father, Frank
O’Carroll, Carrick-on-Shannon. The Club extends deepest sympathy to the Horohoe
Family, Ballyleague, on the death of Jimmy Horohoe, New York.

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