Lanesboro Ballyleague Notes Monday 2nd May 2016

Lanesboro Ballyleague

Sponsored Walk

Students from the local Community College are collecting sponsorship for their annual fund-raising school walk. Students will be asking people to donate and must use the official school walk cards given them by the walk organiser, Miss Reynolds. The school is extremely grateful for any and all donations as there is no funding whatsoever towards school buses, first aid, equipment, referees, etc. So please do give as generously as you can.

Tea Day

Costello’s Nursing Home will host a Tea Day on Thursday 5th May 2016 at 3.00pm, in aid of The Alzheimer Society of Ireland. All Families & Friends of Resident’s in our Home are invited to attend. Refreshments will be provided.

Last chance to sign up

Have you signed up for the defibrillator training yet? It is very important as many as possible get trained in the use of the defibrillator and it is also important that those due for recertification also sign up for recertification. Time is running out to put your name down for the new course that will be starting in the immediate future. Names are also being taken for recertification course.

As many people from the multitude of groups, clubs and associations are asked to sign up for the course as we never know the time or the hour that your lifesaving skills with the defibrillator will be required within your group. What with all the different events and festivals coming along the more people trained and recertified in the use of the defibrillator the better.  To make a booking for the new course or recertification please contact Martina O’Brien in the shop or phone 3321107


Many congratulations to Emer Farrell, daughter of Joe and Martha Farrell, The Yacht Bar, Main St. and Noel Moran, son of Peggy and the late Phonsie Moran, Ballyleague who announced their engagement last weekend.

The Green – A living History

As I am coming to the end of the Green – a living history I would like to thank everyone that helped me in any way and in some cases every way. If you feel I left anyone out or if you have any further information to add to the history of the Green I would really appreciated your information.

It was a great pleasure for me, it brought back so many wonderful memories and as Michael Finnegan said in his letter back in September “The Green was and is the most important part of my life and I thank God every day for having grown up there” I feel it was the most important and happiest part of my life and those of us that had so many friend and fun on the Green during our informative years. The Green has left a great legacy for everyone and I would like to say thank you to each and every person that has lived and continues to live on the Green.

Paddy Baxter to me on Sunday that I had omitted a family from the Green residents, he was not sure as to what number they lived in and if anyone can enlighten me please do. The family was a Walsh family Nicholas Walsh and his wife and they came from County Wexford. Michael Kavanagh reminded me that there was a Prunty family in No 57.

In No 60 I have the name of a Whitfield family and the one name I have in the family is Deirdre. It then became the local library where I remember Mrs. Farrell from Knock and Tess Murphy, No1 as being the librarians. The Wyse family then moved into No 60– Patricia with her children, Ronan, Conor, Gráinne, Aaron, Ruairi and Jason. In No 61 was Paddy and Mrs. Gallagher from Donegal and their family, Bríd, Manus, John and Larry. We then move on to No 62 where there was John and Kathleen who moved from Monaghan and their children Brendan, Enda, Teresa, Anne, James, Colette, Caroline, Tony, Nicholas, Damian, Cosmos and Lorraine. In no 63 there was the Devanney family who moved to the Kilrooskey area and they were followed by Tom and Maureen Finnegan and their children Brendan, Marie, Teresa, Kathleen and Michael and Teresa is the current resident. In No 64 which is the last house on the Green, Ned and Nora Masterson and their family were there until they moved down to No 4 and they were followed by Michael and Bridget Hurson from Cavan and their children Jimmy, Mickie, John, Bridie and Rosemary.


There will be a collection at Roscommon Golf Links of silage wrap, pit covers, meal bags and fertiliser bags on Monday next 9th May from 9am to 4pm. If you require details you should contact any of the following three numbers 086-2521699, 087-3291081 or 071-9662781

Support for Monster Festival

If you cannot make it home to the Monster Greyhound Night, then you can contribute by buying our ‘Buster tickets’

Buster Tickets cost only €2 each and you can buy tickets, €10 or €20 or greater denominations by forwarding your money to Teresa Ormsby, Chairperson, c/o Clarke’s Bar, Joe O’Brien, Secretary, Corner Shop or James Flaherty, Treasurer, Lehery, Lanesboro. For your contribution you may be the lucky winner of the 1st prize of €400. The ‘Buster’ is a ticket with all combinations of the finishing order of a selected race on the night and it may be you.

Jack Harte brings his play to the Backstage

Language of the Mute is the debut play for local man Jack Harte and it got widespread acclaim when it was staged in Dublin. This play has greatly moved the huge number of people that have gone to see it. The play is a strong and commanding portrayal of how unscrupulous people use their charm to shatter lives. It is hugely powerful play and it is one that must not be missed under any circumstances. Be prepared to be moved, this is a compelling play. Tickets are priced at €16 or €14 for senior students and students.

The play will take place in the Backstage theatre Longford on Thursday 12th May at 8pm. Booking can be made at the theatre or by phoning 043-3347888

Is our secret out?

Have we started something? Our secret seems to have been leaked. We had hoped that we could keep it quiet until we had at least had a sighting. Secretly, searching has been taking place on Lough Ree by some of the group members. Unfortunately, word seems to have leaked out to the Tourism Ireland as they are now encouraging boaters to go onto Lough Ree and search for the Monster.

Puck Fair takes place in Killorglin, Co. Kerry and the committee search the mountains for the goat that will be crowned King Puck for the duration of the festival. We in turn are searching for the Lough Ree Monster so that we can bring him to Lanesboro and Ballyleague for the Lough Ree Monster 2017 Festival. We are very confident that we can capture this elusive monster. You can help by supporting all our events and come along and have a ball of a time in searching, finding and celebrating the Festival.

On the website there is a section of 30 Free things to do in Ireland. Number 21 invites you to ‘See if you can spot the Lough Ree Monster on the mystical Lough Ree in County Longford’. Be part of a Festival that will bring so much to the Lanesboro and Ballyleague area. The group are inviting some people from the Ballyleague and Kilgefin area to come along and join in the preparation of the Monster festival.  The next meeting of the Lough Ree Monster Festival 2017 will take place in the Adie’s Bar on Wednesday 4th May at 9pm. Everyone is invited to come along and have their say as to what they would like to see in the festival.


The 50/50 draw took place Monday night last 25th April in the Clarkes Bar and the winning envelope drawn was in the name of Mrs. Bridie Nolan, Newtowncashel. As you may have noticed the weekly prizemoney is progressively rising and club encourages greater support as they hope in the very near future to have the prize weekly at a constant €500 and more. It is down to your support and club is deeply grateful to everyone that continues to support the draw weekly. The next draw takes place on Monday night next 9th May in the Yacht bar.

Monster Night at the Dogs

The night of the year will take place at Longford Greyhound Track on Friday night 17th June when the Lough Ree Monster Festival group will host a Monster Night Out at the Dogs. This is a date that all the communities of Lanesboro and Ballyleague and the parishes of Rathcline and Kilgefin should mark in their diaries and calendars. The group have great plans for the festival and the Night at the Dogs is to ensure that enough money can be gathered to pay the deposits for the incredible line-up proposed for the festival and also the funding can be obtained for the building of the Monster. Your support and the support of the entire community and their families will ensure that the Monster will sail up the Shannon from Lough Ree for the festival. Tickets are available at only €10 and a wonderful night is assured. Let’s make it the best night ever at the dogs and support our very own festival.

Lanesboro’s Plays and Dramas

Over the years there has been memorable plays, dramas, pageants and musicals in Lanesboro. There is a move to collate all old photographs, programmes, paper cuttings and other memorabilia that may be in the hands of those that had involvement in them. If you have some or you know someone that has any of the items sought can you contact Joe O’Brien 043-3321107, or 086-2460840.

Brave Giant on Saturday Night

North Longford to rock Lanesboro! Brave Giant are a five-piece indie/folk/pop band coming from North Longford. Over the past few months they have been making wave in the music scene and have played many significant venues. The newly released EP has reached number 2 in the iTunes Irish Album Charts which is a remarkable feat for this young and new band. They are without doubt a band that are on the way up and it is great to see new progressive bands back playing in Lanesboro and reviving what was great a great music centre for new up and coming bands. Brave Giant will play Lanesboro Parish Hall on Saturday night next 7th May. Make sure you are there.


Saturday 23rd April was one of those days that brought the entire community to a stand still for all the wrong reasons. It was the day that the news broke of the death of Noel Ward, Curraghrua and formerly of the Green. Noel was predeceased by his father Jimmy, mother Margaret, and brother Seamus, Hubert and Norby. Where do I begin with Noel? We sat together in fifth class and school for that one year it was a learning experience of what Noel was like and where he was going to go. Noel was an incredible character popular in every corner with young and old alike. Noel was a mimic and could take off most people in the town and was known to play pranks which he thoroughly enjoyed playing, some of which are legendary. Noel in common with all his family was a great singer and dancer, there is music in the hearts of the Ward family. In his younger days he was an excellent dart player where he won many tournaments. He was a very talented painter with great taste. Noel left a legacy, one that will always be remembered. He left a legacy of happy memories and smiles, our hearts smile every time we think of Noel Ward. Gone is one of the last character of the town and gone is a childhood friend of the town and along with his family we will all miss him.

Noel’s remains reposed on Tuesday in Farrell’s Funeral Home before being removed to St. Mary’s Church Lanesboro. On Wednesday afternoon following his Funeral Mass Noel was laid to rest alongside his parents in Clonbonny cemetery. To his brothers Michael, Brendan and Martin, sisters Maura, Teresa, Loretta and Harriet, relatives and many many friends we extend our deepest sympathy

Roscommon Races

The sign that summer is on its way is when the first race meeting of the year takes place at Roscommon Race Course. On Monday next 9th May an evening meeting will be the first meeting to take place at the very popular Roscommon track. Go along and enjoy an evening out and meet many locals and make many new friends as well as watching top class racing. The first race will take place at 5.40 with top class flat and National Hunt racing. Following racing there will be music by ‘The Usual Suspects’.

Later on you can the dance the night away in the Abbey Hotel with the wonderful Declan Nerney at the very popular Race Dance.

Whist, Whist, Whist

Friday night next 6th May the usual Lanesboro Social Services Whist Drive will take place in St. Mary’s hall at 8.30pm. Time and time again I sing the praises of this hard working committee. They give so much of their time assisting those in need in our parish and the onus is on us to support them by donating towards their whist drive of going to the hall on Friday night and playing in their monthly game.

Weekly Library events

Knitting & Crochet group continues on Monday 9th May 2-4pm.  All welcome!

ESOL Class continues on Tuesday 3rd May 7-9pm.

Internet Class no 2 continues on Wednesday 27th April 2.30-4pm.  This class is full but if interested in a future class please contact the library on 043 332 1291.

Book Club continues on Friday 29th April at 11am where the book for discussion will be ‘Miss Emily’ by Nuala O’Connor.

Easter Rising 1916 Centenary Calendar on sale in Lanesboro Library with wonderful drawings by Laura Doherty. Price €5.

Foreign Currency Appeal Reminder We are still collecting unwanted foreign currency and old coins/notes in aid of ISPCC. The smallest donation can make a huge difference.

Used stamps also being collected at the library for ISPCC.

The Golden Years

There has not been very many senior to cheer about in Longford GAA down through time. Between 1965 and 1968 it was the Golden Age of football in Longford when Longford won the National League beating All-Ireland Champions Galway, the Leinster Championship by beating Laois in the final and were very unlucky to lose in the All-Ireland semi-final to Kerry.

In his debut book Mattie Fox, son of the Longford Co. Secretary at the time, gives a fly on the wall account of all the goings on and in the book he recounts the events of the time. It is a great read and a book that everyone should read. Congratulations to Mattie. The book is on sale in O’Brien’s and costs €15.

Cloontuskert NS

Cloontuskert national school fund raising committee would like to thank everyone who supported their recent raffle.  We would also like to thank our sponsors Bord Na Mona, Adrian Gill of Gills home baking and SuperValu Lanesboro who sponsored some of our prizes.  Prize winners were 1st Helen Rice 2nd Carol Ferguson 3rd Mary Mulkeen 4th Melissa Banahan 5th Margaret O Neill 6th Aisling Keane. Longford Darkness into Light 2016 Longford’s third Darkness into Light takes place this coming Saturday, May 7th at 4:15am at the Mall Complex.  There will be walk in registrations in the Mall on May 3rd between 9am and 11am and again between 3pm and 5pm and on May 4th and 5th between 6pm and 8pm.  Anyone who has registered online can also come along to collect t-shirts at these times.  Strictly no parking in the Mall Complex on the morning of the walk – parking details and more on the Darkness into Light Longford Facebook page

Support Canoe for Charity

So far the response has been great and the Irish Cancer Society is gaining greatly. Junior Hannon would like to say thank you to everyone that has contributed to his huge undertaking when he will paddle all the way from the bridge crossing the Shannon in Lanesboro Ballyleague to Limerick City commencing on Friday 27th May.

Local man Junior Hannon who resides in Ballyleague is about to fulfil a burning ambition when he will undertake the huge canoe all in the great cause of raising funds for the Irish Cancer Society. This colossal paddle deserves everyone’s support and sponsorship cards are available locally and in O’Brien’s and I encourage everyone, that has not already contributed to contribute towards this wonderful cause. Let’s give Junior some great support for this huge undertaking for the Irish Cancer Society.

Honda 50 Run

The annual Honda 50 Run will take place in Lanesboro on Sunday 12th June. The proceeds of the Run will go to Longford MS. Now is the time to be taking out and doing up your old Honda 50 to participate in the Run. The Honda 50 Run is always a wonderful day out and it is well worth while taking part. There will also be a draw following the Run in St. Mary’s Parish Hall, Lanesboro. The Run will commence at 12 noon from the car park in Lanesboro.

Pilgrimage to Lourdes

The Ardagh and Clonmacnois Pilgrimage to Lourdes will take place from Friday 27th May to Wednesday 1st June. The Pilgrimage will be under the leadership of Most Rev. Francis Duffy, Bishop of Ardagh and Clonmacnois. The Pilgrimage director is Monsignor Bernard Noonan and the special section for the Sick is dealt with by Rev. Michael Scanlon. Flights are from Knock airport under the direction of Joe Walsh Tours, 143 Lr. Baggot St., Dublin 2 and you can also contact them by phoning 01-2410812 or 01-2410811.

Monster Céilí

The Lough Ree Monster Group will host a Monster Céilí on Sunday 5th June in Lanesboro Parish Hall. Dancing to the hugely popular and local céilí band Rise the Dust will be from 4pm to 7pm. Lanesboro is recognised as having one of the best dance floors around and we welcome everyone that has not yet had the pleasure to make the 5th June as a date to dance on one of the best dancing floors around.

Lough Ree 2000 Bridge

The results from last Monday 25th April are; N/S: Gross: 1st Loretta Cooney / Katharine Harrison, 2nd Mai Casey/Margaret Gillen and 3rd Mary Mc Gushin / Maura Hanley.

Nett: 1st Loretta Cooney / Katharine Harrison, 2nd Mary Mc Gushin and Maura Hanley, 3rd Maureen Hynes and Una Clarke

E/W: Gross: 1st Mike Flynn and Brendan Dowling, 2nd Nancy Dolan and Eileen Kelly and 3rd Kathleen Hanley and Mary Fallon.

Nett: 1st Mike Flynn and Brendan Dowling, 2nd Nancy Dolan and Eileen Kelly and 3rd Kathleen Hanley and Mary Fallon.

The Club members wish to express condolences to the Sweeney family on the death of Kathleen Sweeney O’Reilly, late of Rathcline Road and Ballyleague, who passed away recently. Kathleen was a valued member of the Club from when it started.  May she rest in peace.

Lanesboro Community College Student Scoops “Best Project Award”

Will Dennigan a TY student in Lanesboro Community College received overall best project award at the recent Sci-Fest@College A.I.T for his project, “The modernisation of Farming”, in which he designed an automated meal dispenser and a digital herd-checker.

Will also received the 1st place entrepreneurship award and the 2nd place animal health and production award.

Well done Will and Congratulations to Lanesboro Community College.

Horse Fair

The new Fair Day committee really had the Gods smiling down on them on Saturday last. The past week up to Friday evening was so miserably cold with hail stone showers never seen the like of. Come Saturday morning, Fair Day, and the air was mild, the sun was shining and there was no sign of the inclement weather of the recent days.

The preparation for the ‘Fair’ was underway from sun up and by the time the first stalls and horses arrived everything was fully prepared and all stations manned. The atmosphere built throughout the morning with horses being led from the car park to the field at the back of the church. Reliable sources told me throughout that there was a very brisk sale and that there were a number of buyers in attendance as well as private buyers and that the sales ring was a fast moving place.

By the time a shower of rain came at 3.30pm the horses were almost all gone and the sales along the stalls on the Longford Road and local shops were beginning to slow down. While the numbers spectating was well down on previous years the name of Lanesboro Horse Fair being a great sales ring remains and there is no doubt but the numbers will once again return in the coming years.

It was another great day at the Horse Fair in Lanesboro and full credit must go to the committee that came together at short enough notice to run it this year. We hope that there will be many more successful days at Lanesboro Horse Fair.

Lanesboro Bridge Club

Result of Club President Bernadette Gillen’s Prize for 2016: 1st Prize: Brid McDermott, 2nd Gemma Douglas and 3rd Brendan Dowling. The first night winner was Elish Gray and the second night winner was Una Lawlor.

The results for Wednesday 27th April are: North / South – 1st Frances Brennan and Cyril Hussey, 2nd Loretto Cooney and Freda Kenny and 3rd was Gemma Douglas and Elish Gray.

East /West: 1st Brid McDermott and Una Lawlor, 2nd Eileen Kelly and Una Clarke and 3rd was Philomena Walsh and Katherine Harrison

The Maria Edgeworth Literary Festival 2016

The Maria Edgeworth Literary Festival 2016 will take place on Saturday 14th May with a host of events planned for the day.  The programme of events is as follows: –

The Rectory10.30 a.m.- Children’s Story-telling with Eamonn Brennan. Presentation of The Deirdre Purcell Perpetual Cup and prizes for the children’s poetry competition by Poet, Mary Melvin Geoghegan. Harpist: Shannon Browne

St. Mary’s Church: “St Mary’s to St. Johns”

2.00 p.m.-  Historical Walk with Tour Guide Matt Farrell commencing at St. Mary’s R.C. Church followed by light refreshments in the Rectory

St. John’s Church: 4.30 p.m.- Lecture with Professor Claire Connolly

Historical and Literary Programme St. John’s Church

M.C. Dr. Phillip Brady. 8.00 pm.- Historical & Literary programme with Dr. Ciarán Reilly “Maria Edgeworth, The Famine and Co. Longford” – Musical interlude with O’Reilly Family

Reading and conversation with Belinda McKeon “Imagined and familiar; the home place in fiction”

Musical interlude with Denise Fulham – Musical finale with O’Reilly family.

Full day ticket:  €20.00.  Single event: €10.00.  For further information, contact 043-6671801.  Later, there will be traditional live music in the Mostrim Arms.  All are welcome.

Lough Ree Angling Hub

Table Quiz: The Lough Ree Lanesborough angling hub will hold its next fundraising table quiz on Friday night May 6th in Clarkes Bar, Lanesborough at 9.30pm.  Teams of four people for €40. Your support would be appreciated. Lots of prizes and good craic on the night. Our quiz master Eamon Bolger is ready to test you all again and will surely have some more music rounds too!!

All funds raised will help us to promote and market the area at home and abroad in advance of these major events which are taking place in the area this year:

June Bank Holiday weekend: June 3-6th: 3-day International Coarse Fishing Competition here at Hot water stretch, Kilnacarrow bridge and Lough na Blaithi in Strokestown – Entries now open. July 2/3: Qualifying event No 1 from Ballyleague marina for places on the Irish team to take part in World Predator Boat championships here in October. August 6/7: Qualifying event No 2 at Ballyleague Marina for places on the Irish team to take part in World Predator Boat championships here in October. September: All Ireland Boat Championship here on Lough Ree on a date to be confirmed. October 5-10: World Predator Boat Fishing Championships with 200 competitors from 15 countries coming here for 6 days and 5 nights. It is now expected that local angling clubs will also hold additional Pike competition events between June and September October 7/8: Lakelands International Food & Craft Festival at the Marquee in Lanesborough Car park

2016 is a major year for the regeneration of angling tourism locally with new accommodation and boat hire now required.

The angling hub will work with all the businesses in the area in the coming weeks to devise a strategy to realise the full potential of these fishing events for years to come.  A special event for traders of the town is planned in the coming weeks. Liam Sweeney now operates the angling hub office in the old Health Centre opposite Sorohan’s in Ballyleague and he can be contacted there every day from 10am to 5pm

If you would like to take part in the Food Festival or any of the other initiatives please contact Hugh Keane at 087 1010032 or e mail : follow us on and on Facebook

Food Festival

With over two hundred visitors from fifteen countries due here in October for the World Predator Boat Fishing Championships, the Lough Ree Angling Hub has set up a new subcommittee to stage a two-day International food festival in a giant marquee behind the hall in Lanesborough on Friday October 7th and Saturday October 8th.

The ‘Taste of the Lakelands’ food festival is supported by Fáilte Ireland (Lakelands Tourism), Longford and Roscommon County Enterprise Boards, Waterways Ireland, Supervalu and will attract visitors from all over the country and abroad over the two days.

The event will be a huge showcase for food producers from throughout this area and the organisers are inviting all small producers of products such as cheeses, mushrooms, chocolate, coffees, breads, artisan foods and anything else grown or made in this area to take part. The fish of the Shannon will obviously feature fairly centrally.

Throughout the two days there will be live cookery displays – featuring the TV celebrity chef Kevin Dundon (compliments of Bernard Keane, Supervalu Lanesborough) and our own expert local chefs such as Paul Horohoe from PS Red and Philip Gordon from The Swan Tavern. The committee has also invited Kieran Glennon, Head Chef of Patrick Guilbaud’s Michelin 2 Star Restaurant in Dublin – a native of the area to attend along with Mary and Patricia O’Loughlin of the Sisters Bistro.

It is also hoped to stage outdoor water sports activities and children’s entertainment on the weekend – weather permitting – as part of a ‘Blueways Blow-out’ event beside the Shannon.

The weekend will commence with a community ‘bake-off’ event for local project – to be announced later.

Are you a local food producer in Longford or Roscommon? Would you like to be part of this exciting initiative?

Help and support for event will be provided by the Lough Ree Angling Hub Office (Old Health Centre opposite Sorohan’s in Ballyleague) Liam Sweeney runs the office 10am to 3pm daily. Call in or e mail or call Liam on 0851698032 if you would like to take part.

The food producers who join this initiative have also been invited to take part in a special Shannon Boat Rally Market taking place along the promenade and in the marina in Ballyleague on Sunday morning July 24th at 10am.

Proud Day

Last Saturday was a proud day for Eileen and Mike Hanley, Cashelbeg. Gone are the days of the flooding in the Turlough and now the excitement is of All-Ireland glory. Eileen travelled to Cusack Park, Ennis to support her nephew Matthew Flanagan who was the Mayo goalkeeper in the U21 All-Ireland final. Matthews saves especially in the Connaught final and the All-Ireland semi-final were determining factors in Mayo reaching the final of the U21. Matthew, again had an excellent game and it was wonderful to see him winning his second All-Ireland medal. Matthew won a Minor All-Ireland three years ago.

Pictured below is Eileen Hanly, left, with her sisters, Margaret (Matthew’s mother) and their sister Nancy, right.

Mayo U21 All Ireland

Rathcline GAA

There will be a club mass celebrating Lá n gClub on Saturday evening next at 7.30pm. The club invites everyone from the parish to come along and join with us in a celebration of the club and our identity that is our parish Rathcline.

There is a game V Cashel scheduled on Saturday and as I write there is no time for the game. All players will be notified and supporters will learn via Facebook and the fixture will be posted on business windows throughout the town.

The senior team fell short on Friday evening last when despite an excellent battling performance, they were unluckily beaten by Granard. There is no doubt that we are getting closer and closer to that elusive victory that will, no doubt, change everything.

Saturday was a proud day for Eileen, Mike and Michael Hanley when Matthew Flanagan played and won the All-Ireland U21 final in Ennis when they beat Cork.

Well done to Fermoyle girls on winning the Division 3 final when they beat a gallant Ballinalee side.

Padraig Potts guide to Walking

The Seamus O’Rourke play Padraig Potts Guide to Walking will be presented in Abbeylara parish Centre on this Friday night 6th May.

St. Faithleach’s GAA

Senior: The first round of the Senior Championship takes place on Sunday 8th May against Elphin in Kilglass at 2pm.

Junior Ladies League: The Junior Ladies start off their league campaign with an away game to Boyle on Saturday 7th at 7pm.

U14 Boys League D3: Thursday 5th sees the boys travel to Park Naomh Bearrai to play Kilglass Gaels/St. Barry’s at 7:30pm.

U12 Boys League D3: St. Faithleach’s play St. Michael’s at home on Saturday 7th at 12pm.

La na gClubanna: Takes place on Sunday 8th May on club grounds at 4pm. The day is about celebrating our club, our people and our community. Activities are planned by all teams from the club and they range from cake sales to tire kicks, balloon pops to field games. There will also be a BBQ at the Clubhouse and it is a great chance to meet up with old friends and make some new ones. Everyone is welcome to attend and we look forward to seeing all after the Seniors play their first Championship game of the season against Elphin in Kilglass at 2pm.

Fit Kid Camp: Registration Night is Friday May 6th at 8pm. Due to the demand for places registration is required, prices for the week of August 8th to 12th are €35 per child €30 for 2nd child €25 for 3rd or more.

Lotto: Next draw takes place Tuesday 3rd in the Clubhouse. Jackpot stands at €12,000. Envelopes are €2 and available in all local retailers. Team in charge for next two weeks are Paul Kenny, Aidan Dooney and Damien Rooney.

Cards: Takes place every Tuesday night at the Clubhouse at 9pm. Last week’s winners Sean & Josie, second Bill & Kevin, last game Padraig & Tom.


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