Lanesboro Ballyleague Notes Monday 6th May 2013


Lanesboro Ballyleague Notes

New Bishop in our midst

Many many congratulations to Fr. Ray Browne PP of the parish of Kilgefin who last week was appointed as the new Bishop of Kerry. Fr. Browne is a most personable man who since his arrival in the parish has been a major influence and a great source of strength for many people. His departure will be deeply regretted and at the same time the people of the parish will celebrate with him on his wonderful appointment.

Fr. Browne is a native of Athlone and since his ordination in 1982 has being a canon lawyer, a school chaplain and parish work. All of these three functions of his ministry gives him a wonderful insight to not only his ministry but aspects of family live and a full understanding which I have no doubt he will display as Bishop of Kerry.

We wish him well in his new appointment and we are sure his time of Bishop in one of Ireland’s most scenic counties will be long happy and fruitful.


The marriage took place on Friday 29th April at St. Joseph’s Church, Kilteevan, of Patrick Neilan, son of Paddy and Bernadette Neilan, Lough Ree Park, Ballyleague and carol Garvey, daughter of Paddy and Frances Garvey, Cloonmurley, Kilteevan. Bestman was Michael Neilan, brother of the Groom. Chief Bridesmaid was Veronica Corcoran, cousin of the Bride. The flower girls were sisters, Rachael and Grace Donlon, nieces of the groom.

The marriage ceremony was celebrated by Fr. Sean Beirne, Kilteevan assisted by Canon Liam Devine, St. Peter and Paul’s, Athlone. The wedding reception took place at the Glasson Country House Hotel. We wish the happy couple many years of wedded happiness.

Pre Marriage Courses

Are you planning to get married in 2013? If so there as courses being arranged by ACCORD on Monday 13th and Thursday 16th May and again on Friday 14th and Saturday 15th June. For bookings and further information you are advised to contact ACCORD at 043-33 47222 or book online at

Gathering Meeting

A further meeting of the Gathering group will take place in Adie Farrell’s meeting room on this Thursday night 9th April at 8.30pm. The meeting is open to the entire community to come along and be part of what will be a wonderful weekend in Lanesboro. The Gathering ‘hooley’ will take place in Lanesboro on August Bank Holiday weekend with a wonderful array of events. Now is the time, if you have not already done so, to invite home friends and relatives to be part of a great and wonderful time for our town and parish.

Lanesboro Gathering invites everyone and anyone that ever had a connection to the parish back for the weekend. It is as much about all the people spread throughout the country of Ireland as it is about those that we are inviting from abroad. We will celebrate the great time and memories that we all shared down through the years of living, growing up and working in the town and parish.

Lanesboro Tourism

The Lanesboro Tourism Co-Op ‘clean up’ of the town and surrounds for the Tidy Towns competition has commenced on Monday last and will continue every Monday evening from 7pm to 8pm.

Judging for the competition commences from 1st June. There has, already, been much work done with the planting of trees on the Ballymahon Road, cutting of hedges and ditches and hedges on the Longford Road, making flower beds under the signs on the approach roads and the consistent grass cutting. Work will continue apace throughout the next number of weeks and months making Lanesboro more and more beautiful.

All of the work planned to be done cannot happen without your support. You are asked to come along on Monday nights for the hour and help. Help make your town more beautiful.

The results of the lotto draw for last week are: There was no jackpot winner of the €15000 and the €50 went to Chris Cullen, and the three €20 prizes were won by T.A.M.C c/o Terry Mc Loughlin, Eileen Mullen, Moher and Caoilin Ó Ceallaigh.

Lanesboro Bridge Club

The results of the competition held on Wednesday last 1st May are; N/S 1st Katherine Harrison and Philomena Walsh, 2nd Frances Brennan and Frank Brennan and 3rd Loretto Cooney and Freda Kenny. E/W 1st Brid McDermott and Una Lawlor, 2nd Mary B Casey & Geraldine Mc Cafferty and Mona O’Flaherty & Bernadette Gillen.

Lanesboro Pike Angling Club

On Sunday May 26TH the club will hold the Michael Casey Perpetual Trophy Pike Boat competition on Lough Ree. Fishing will be from.11am to 4pm. Entry fee will be taken from 10.30am at Lanesboro harbour. Entry fee is €25 per boat with a maximum of 2 rods per person and 4 rods per boat. The prizes will be limited to1 prize per boat.  The presentation will take place following fishing and weigh in at the Yacht bar. This is a member’s only competition only and membership may be taken out on the day. The cost of a wonderful day fishing is adults €10 juniors and OAP`S €5. The club will also be holding a draw for our non-fishing members for a 32” TV /DVD and other cash prizes.

Membership cards for non-fishing members are still available and can be purchased at the Yacht bar or contact Eithne at 0861584686

Club Rathcline Lotto Draw

The jackpot of €600 was not won this weekend and the numbers drawn were: 12, 16, 18, 21, 31, and 45. The four €25 winners this week were Orla Dalton – Parkmore, Galway, 2nd Mary & Joe Fallon, Lisreevagh, 3rd PJ Kirwan, Lanesboro and 4th Christopher & Caroline Cullen, Rathcline Rd. Next Saturday night’s jackpot will stand at €700.

Emergency Meeting

Lanesborough Gun Club will hold an Emergency General Meeting on this coming Friday 10th May at 9:30pm in Adie Farrell’s meeting room. All members are asked to attend to discuss important club matters.

Book your bus seat

The Dublin Ladies Mini Marathon is now only a few weeks away. If you intend taking part in the race or indeed want to travel to support and would like a seat on the bus travelling to the Mini Marathon you are invited to contact Pam any time after 6pm at 087-4146987.

Lanesboro/ Ballyleague Parent/Toddler Group:  The parent/toddler group which takes place in the childcare service on the Green each week will now operate on a Friday morning (10.30am – 12noon), beginning Friday 10th May.  All welcome

St. Faithleach’s GAA

Senior League – O’Rourke Cup: Our Seniors had a win over Kilmore on Saturday last. Final Score – St. Faithleachs 2-08 Kilmore 1-10. Team: S. Connor, D. McCormack, A. McCormack, C. Gunn, C. Gannon, D. Murray, P. Wallace, B. Murtagh, M. Reynolds(0-2), K. Farrell, H. Kenny, A. Dooney(1-0), E. Kenny(0-2), C. Murtagh(1-4), D. Hussey. Subs: B. Scally, C. Brennan, D. Harrison.

Senior Championship: Our Seniors have their 1st Championship Game on Sunday 19th May against Padraig Pearses in Ballyforan at 2.00pm. The very best of luck to all the players on the panel, along with their management.

Junior League: Our Juniors had a win over St. Barry’s at home on Sunday last. Final Score – St. Faithleachs 2-15 St. Barry’s 2-12. Team: A. Manning, J. Walsh, D. McCormack, J. Hanly, A. Hanly, C. Gunn(0-1), D. Gibbons(0-1), P. Reynolds, J. Quigley(0-1), D. Hussey(0-4), C. Gannon(1-2), K. Farrell(0-4), P. Trautt, D. Rooney(1-2), P. Rooney. Subs: C. Brennan, B. Scally, A. Brehon.

Well Done: To Amanda & Laura Mc Loone, along with the Roscommon Ladies team who played against Offaly in the NFL D4 League Final on Saturday last in Limerick. (Final score: Roscommon 0-15 Offaly 1-14)

Minor Men – League: Our Minor will play against Kilglass/St. Barry’s at home this coming Tuesday 7th May at 7.00pm.

U16 Boys – Championship: Our U16 boys were defeated by Strokestown on Sunday last. Team: O’Donnell, J. Farrell, L. Parker, K. Nerney, M. Gill, E. Farrell, J. Irwin, D. Nerney, M. Cox (0-1), S. Phillips (0-2), J. Hussey (0-2), C. Gannon (0-1), C. Gannon, D. Foley, S. Walsh (0-1). Subs: E. Tynan. Next game is against Kilbride, at home, this coming Sunday 12th May at 12.00pm.

U14 Boys-League: Our U14 boys were defeated by Boyle on Thursday last. Final Score: St. Faithleachs1-06 Boyle 3-06. The next game is against Kilmore/Shannon Gaels, at home, this coming Thursday 9th May at 7.00pm.

U12 Girls: Our U12 girls play against Roscommon Gaels on Sunday next, 12th May at 6.00pm. See fixtures for details of venue.

Social Event: St. Faithleachs GAA Club, in conjunction with Roscommon/Mayo Hospice, presents “Joe Dolan/Tina Turner” Night with a difference on Saturday 18th May. Local stars will perform as Joe & Tina in St. Faithleachs GAA Club House. This promises to be a great night of entertainment and fun, not to be missed. Please come along, your support would be much appreciated.

St. Faithleachs GAA Cúl Camp 2013: Preparations are underway for the 2013 GAA Cúl Camp to be held by St. Faithleachs GAA club from 15th July to 19th July. Full details will follow in the near future.

Sympathy: The Club extends deepest sympathy to Mary Margaret & Padraig Hoare and Pauline Enright & Family on the death of Mary Margaret’s Uncle, Jim Enright, Foynes, Limerick.

Best Wishes: To Parish Priest of Kilgefin, Fr. Raymond A Browne, on his appointment as Bishop of Kerry.

Cards: Every Tuesday in the Clubhouse at 9.00pm. All welcome. Results of last week’s games – Winners, Frank/James. Runners-Up, Sean/Seamus. Last game, Fr. Larney/Sonny.

Rathcline GAA

Club Rathcline Lotto Draw – The Jackpot total of €600 was not won this weekend with numbers drawn as follows: 12, 16, 18, 21, 31, and 45. Congratulations to our four €25 winners this week as follows: (1) Orla Dalton – Parkmore, Galway (2) Mary & Joe Fallon – Lisrevagh (3) PJ Kirwan – Lanesboro (4) Christopher & Caroline Cullen – Rathcline Rd. Next week’s Jackpot will €700.

Senior League – On Friday night last, our senior team played Dromard in Pairc na nGael in the third round of the Leader Cup. Due to fading light and bad weather conditions on the night, the match had to be abandoned by referee John Hughes with 15 minutes left in the second half. It is expected that the game will be replayed towards the latter end of the league campaign. Next up for Rathcline is Mostrim; with the return of Enda Macken (as new Mostrim Manager) and Gerry Lynn facing his home club as Rathcline manager. The game is scheduled to take place on Wednesday 15th May in Clonbonny at 8pm.

The Mostrim game will be followed with a quick turn round time when our Reserve League team will play Ballymahon in their last round game of competition on Saturday 18th May in Leo Casey Park. Although the game is insignificant in terms of group placing (with Rathcline having already secured a home semi-final), the team will be looking to put in good performance and return to winning ways after losing to Moydow in the last round.

Shannon Gaels/Western Gaels – Under 14: Commiserations to our U14 team who were beaten by Carrick Sarsfields by the narrowest of margins last Tuesday evening 30th April in Michael Moran Park on a final score: Western Gaels 5-05, Carrick Sarsfields 4-09. The team play Round 5 of the league against St. Francis – Dromard on Tuesday evening coming 7th May in Clonbonny at 7.30pm. Round 6 takes place two weeks later on Tuesday 21st May when Western Gaels play Northern Gaels in the Laurels at 7:30pm. On Saturday coming 11th May, the U14 team will take part in the annual St. Faithleachs tournament in Ballyleague.

Our U16 Western Gaels team played the first round of the Shield League competition last Thursday evening away to St. Vincent’s – Drumlish in Monaduff.  With a number of high profile absentees due to injury, the team lost out by the narrowest of margins on a final score: Western Gaels 3-08, St. Francis 1-15. Round 2 takes place this Thursday evening coming 09th May when the team host Northern Gaels in Clonbonny at 7:30pm.

Coaching for U6, U8, U10 and U12 will continue on Friday 10th May in Clonbonny from 7pm to 8pm. Parents are reminded that children will not be able to train or play matches unless each child is properly registered. Registration forms will be available on Friday (membership fee is €5 for U6, and all other age groups are €25 per child or €35 per family – 2 children or more). All underage players are required to wear a mouth-guard during training and matches. The Shannon Gaels executive committee are encouraging more parents to come out and help and support our young players on the Friday night sessions. Reminder to parents, that Shannon Gaels will request €2 from all underage players for upkeep of the Clonbonny GAA Facilities.

County Minor – Commiserations to Shane Kenny, Eoin Sorohan and Gareth Johnston (team trainer) who were knocked out of the Leinster Minor football championship on Wednesday evening last by Meath in Navan.

Croagh Patrick Sponsorship Walk 2013 – This year’s eagerly awaited event is now upon us and will take place next Saturday 11th May. All participants are asked to return their sponsorship money to their dedicated captains/leaders as soon as possible. Timetable arrangements will be clarified in the next couple of days, so please keep an eye on the Club Website and Facebook for more details.  We are also asking all participants to take serious notice to any instructions which come for your team leaders. We want everyone to have an enjoyable day but the most important thing is that everyone completes the challenge in the safest possible manner and no one gets injured.   The club still has a limited number of accommodation places available in the Harbour Mills centre in Westport at €45 per person. Please contact Lorraine Farrell ASAP on (087) 6827966 if you are interested in availing of this accommodation service.

Church Gate Collection – Rathcline GAA are looking for two volunteers to complete the Church Gate collection on Saturday evening next 11th May at the weekly 7:30pm mass. The collection for “the Disabled Drivers Association” is normally completed by the personnel involved with the GAA club, however due the Croagh Patrick Sponsored Climb; numbers are thin on the ground. If there is anyone who is willing to help out on Saturday; please contact Louis Skelly on (086) 2754585.




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