Lanesboro Ballyleague Notes Monday 4th July 2016


Lanesboro Ballyleague


Local Roads Disruptions and Closures

Due to the upcoming and prestigious Two Provinces Triathlon taking place in Lanesboro and Ballyleague over the weekend 15th and 16th July there will be road restrictions and road closures for a period of time throughout the weekend.

Lanesboro Triathlon Club is holding the “Two Provinces Kidathon” on Friday 15th July and the “Two Provinces Triathlon” on Saturday 16th July events in the village of Ballyleague/Lanesboro and surrounding areas. This year’s event is the National Sprint Championships and is set to attract 600+ competitors.

There will be some traffic disruption on:

Friday 15th July 5:30pm and 9:00pm due to people traveling to and participating in the kids race.   We have been granted permission by Longford County Council to hold the race on Rathcline Rd (from Entrance to quarry onto Harold’s Cross) between 7.30pm and 8.30 pm, as the kids cycle takes place on this road.

Saturday 16th July 7:30am and 3:00pm due to people traveling to and participating in the adult race. To ensure safety of competitors we have been granted a road closure order, by Roscommon County Council, for the R371 (Strokestown Rd: Ballyleague to Scramogue) between 10.45am and 2.00 pm, as the cycle part of our race takes place on this road. Additionally, we have been granted permission by Longford County Council to hold the race on Rathcline Rd (from Entrance to quarry onto Harold’s Cross) between 11.30am and 2.30 pm, as the adult run takes place on this road. There will also be some disruption on the N63 from the Lanesboro Parish Hall to the Sliabh Bawn Hotel between 11am-2pm due to the cycle part of the race.

We would like to apologise in advance for any inconvenience caused by this and would like to invite you to come and cheer on the athletes, as this is a big event for the area!


There was widespread sadness on Tuesday 28th June when the news broke of the death of Margaret Corcoran, Blenavoher at Innis Ree Lodge Ballyleague. Mag as she was most commonly known was the oldest lady in the parish of Rathcline in her 99th year. She was from one of the oldest and most respected families in our parish. Mag was a lady of wonderful spirit, a lady of great local historical knowledge and a lady who had a heart of gold. Mag was a great friend, indeed, she was a great friend to everyone and her door in Blenavoher was always an easy one to get in but a very difficult one to get out of such was the interesting chats she would have with you. There was great homeliness in Mag, the kettle was always on the boil. She had a great spirit and would always be a wonderful encouragement to everyone most especially the youth. Mag was an exceptional neighbour and friend, she was a wealth of local knowledge and history. After a time in her company you felt a great contentment and her passing will not only leave a great emptiness in the community but also in the hearts and minds of everyone that had the pleasure to know her. She was greatly cared for by her grandnephew Robert.

The attendance at the reposing of her remains at Robert’s home on Wednesday and again at her Funeral Mass in St. Mary’s Church and at her burial in Rathcline Cemetery on Thursday bore ample testimony to the esteem in which Mag was held.

We extend our sincere sympathy to Robert, relatives and many friends.

Celebrate Local Biodiversity

This is a great opportunity for everyone to work together and celebrate our local biodiversity.

It is a great opportunity for anyone interested in the environment. On the 27th August with Bord na Mona and local community groups we will be holding an environmental awareness event in Corlea, Co Longford. This community event is for everyone with an interest in the environment around us. The event will focus on recording all biodiversity (birds, mammals, plants, mosses and invertebrates) in Corlea and will focus on habitats such as cutaway bog, intact raised bog and scrub.

During the day events such as a bird talk, bat walk, moth trapping along with general biodiversity walks will be organised. All events will be free of charge and will be available to everyone, young and old. A timetable of events will be available soon.

If you or your group would be interested in helping run one of the events on the day, please let me know and we can work together on a schedule of events. Please feel free to forward this email to anyone who may be interested. Contact David Fallon: phone; 087 9711658 or 057 9345993

Lip Sync this Saturday day night

A large number of local acts are busily preparing for their Saturday night on stage at the St. Faithleach’s GAA club grounds. If it is similar to Search for a Star it will be a fabulous night and one of sheer enjoyment and a night not to be missed under any circumstances. Sponsorship cards are in most businesses and there are supporters of the acts going house to house seeking support. Be generous towards this fundraiser.

Hopefully next week I will have the list of acts and we can be gearing ourselves up to go along and support all the acts.

The show will take place at St. Faithleach’s grounds on Saturday night next 9th July. The doors will open at 8pm and the show will commence at 9pm. Tickets cost €20 and it is important to get there early to get the prime seats. This is a big weekend for the club and we urge everyone from within our community to come out and support the St. Faithleach’s club

Declan Nerney comes to St. Faithleach’s

Sunday night next 10th June promises to be a fabulous night at St. Faithleach’s when top country star Declan Nerney will be supplying the entertainment for the night in the marquee on the grounds. Declan is a great onstage performer and this is a very special night of dancing not to be missed. Admission €15 and the doors open at 9pm.

Kayak Camp

The hugely popular Kayak Camp is back once again. Junior Hannon, fresh from his charity paddle from Lanesboro to Limerick, will instruct and supervise this very popular Kayak camp from Monday next 11th July to Friday 15th July. The camp -will run each day from 10am to 1pm. The cost of the camp is €70 and all gear will be provided. Book early to avoid disappointment phone Junior at 087-6675275.

Connaught Final

All roads will lead to Salthill on Sunday next for the eagerly anticipated Connaught Football Final between Roscommon and Galway. The game is scheduled to have a 2pm throw in so there will be an early exodus from the area winding their way to Galway. It is commonly known that Salthill is notorious for getting into and out of on big match day so the advice is to travel early and not to be in a rush back out of it. We wish everyone safe driving on Sunday.

The community is well represented by the Murtagh lads, Ciaran who captains the team, Brian and Diarmuid. The three brothers are sons of Andy and Bred Murtagh for who it will be a very proud day. It will also be a momentous day for their St. Faithleach’s club.

We wish the lads, their parents, and the entire panel every success and we look forward to the Nestor Cup resting in Ballyleague for 2016.

Good Luck

We would like to wish Longford senior team manager Denis Connerton the very best of luck as they travel to Clones on Saturday to take on Monaghan in the Qualifiers. The Longford panel also contains locals Liam Connerton and Shane Kenny and we wish them and their fellow panel members the very best of luck.


Albert Fitzsimons a proud native of Dublin and a man who had a home also behind Ballyleague Church passed away on Saturday 18th June at St. James Hospital, Dublin. Albert was predeceased a few years back by his wife Anne. Albert was a man of simple tastes and had a great yearning for the simple ways of life. He had been coming to the area since his youth. When in Lanesboro Albert would be seen on his ‘high nellie’ bike cycling through the town and he always was calling out a cheery greeting to everyone he knew. You always knew when Alert was in town when his bike was to be seen parked against a wall. He had a wonderful warm personality, he had a kind manner that endeared him to everyone that came to know him. He had a wonderful love of all the Dublin teams and in his day he was also a noted footballer. Our community will be the poorer by his passing and his warm friendly smile and greeting as he cycles past will be seen no more. His remains reposed at his home in Bohernabreena, Dublin before being taken to St. Anne’s Church, Bohernabreena for his Funeral Mass. Burial took place to Bohernabreena Cemetery. We would like to extend our deepest sympathy to his family Dara, Rory, Brian, Gavin, John and Emmett. Brothers, including Roy, Rathcline, sisters and many friends

Tour to Mountlucas Wind Farm

Bord na Móna is organising a tour of Mountlucas Wind Farm in Co. Offaly for Tuesday 12th July. The tour is free of charge and transport will be provided. Booking is essential. For further information and bookings please contact Catherine on 087-1175756.

Credit Union Draw Results

On Friday evening last 1st August at Lanesboro Ballyleague Credit Union the Summer draw took place and the following are the results: 1st prize Hyundai i20 Classic – Elizabeth Fallon, Church View. 2nd prize €2,000 – Mary Brennan, Kilrooskey, 3rd €1,000 – Stephen Murphy Curraghroe, 4th €500 – Martina Casey – Gardenstown, 5th €100 – Aina Vidopska, 6th €100 – Sean Moran, Ballyleague, 7th – €100 Mary Murray, Church View, 8th Oliver Fallon, Newtowncashel and 9th Mary Casey, Newtowncashel.

Auction and Tug of War

A great day of activities is assured at Ballybeg on Sunday week 17th July when a Monster Auction and Tug of War will take place at Franks Pub. The events will commence at 5pm with the auction taking place at 8pm. There will also be a Children’s Fancy Dress, a Barbeque. Music will be provided by Billy Gavin and there will also be a Raffle with lots of spot prizes. The proceeds will go to the Roscommon Mayo Hospice Palliative Care Service. You are all invited to go along and support. Further details from Anne Gormley 086-4083725.

Church Gate Collection

The annual Church Gate Collection in aid of Chernobyl Children takes place on Saturday week 9th and Sunday next 10th July. Your generosity will be greatly appreciated.

and Ann Fallon, 2nd Goretti Kenny and Mary Jameson, 3rd Des and Eileen Watts.

Two Provinces Triathlon

The Lanesboro Triathlon club once again will host the annual Two Provinces Sprint triathlon in Lanesboro and Ballyleague. The weekend commencing on Friday week 15th July will be the time to make your journey back to the area. The triathlon will take place on Saturday 16th July and this year as well as the National Series Lanesboro will be the host of the Sprint Distance Triathlon National Championship. The good and the great will be participating this year and it is a great opportunity to see elite athletes from all over Ireland taking part in the competition right on our own doorstep.

Man Utd’s first home game

How do you fancy going to Manchester United’s first home game of the 2016/17 season under new manager Jose Mourinho that takes place in Old Trafford on Saturday 20th August? The Roscommon branch is organising an overnight trip to Manchester for the home game against Southampton. The bus will leave Roscommon town and the cost will include bus, ferry, overnight stay at hotel including breakfast and transfers to and from the match. The cost of the trip is €239 and if you wish to book yourself in to travel or need further information you can call 086-8417264 as soon as possible as seats are limited.

Cemetery Sunday in Parish of Rathcline

Next Sunday 10th July Cemetery Sunday ceremonies will take place in Lanesboro Cemetery and the following Sunday in Clonbonny all at 6pm. People are asked to make sure their family plots are well maintained in advance of all ceremonies.

Monster Festival

How good are you at solving conundrums? We in the Lough Ree Monster Festival group have a conundrum and we are seeking help from local people to help us in solving this conundrum.

Come along to the next meeting on Wednesday 13th July in Adie’s for 9pm and give us a helping hand.

Have you booked for Galway yet?

As we are in the dying days of June the famous Galway Races only couple of weeks away now is time to start preparing for the Rathcline club’s Annual Day at the races. The package for the day at the races makes the day a very special one and it is really inviting way to entertain family and friends. It is a great opportunity to avail of the warm summer weather and a reason to dress up for the occasion.

Rathcline will go racing on the opening day of the famous Galway Races, Monday 25th July with the first race commencing in and around 5pm.

The Galway Races brings a great excitement and the club offers you the opportunity to be part of that excitement in the company of locals.

All in all, this is a very special day out all for the cost of €110 and for your money you will receive free admission as well as a race card, free parking, a seating and viewing area located in the new Killanin stand overlooking the finishing line with spectacular views, there will be tipsters in the Pavilion, tote facilities, a beautiful 4 course meal, €5 drink voucher, there will be an opportunity to be declared the Best Dressed Lady and there will be after meal entertainment.

The club appreciates the continued support of Bernard Kane Supervalu, Lanesboro for once again sponsoring this very special club occasion and an occasion you should come to and have a really good evening’s entertainment.

As tables are limited it is very important that you book your seats as early as possible. To book your table you should contact Caroline Ginty 087-6224810, Stephen Rooney086-3176301 or Mickie Farrell 086-8509820.

One Day Retreat to Lough Derg

The annual one-day retreat to Lough Derg will take place on Sunday 4th September. The bus will leave from Lanesboro parish hall at 7am. For information and bookings, you can contact Mary Doyle on 3321969.

Busy times Lanesboro Triathlon

It’s been a very busy time recently with the race season well and truly underway. All the hard winter training is now paying off with members picking up plenty of medals and trophies and of course managing to achieve their own individual goals.

The beginning of June saw a great turn out from members at the Tarmonator Triathlon in Tarmonbarry, with Mary Sorohan and Mike Sorohan completing their very first triathlons, while Mark Kenny picked up first male and Anne Mimnagh first female.

The club was represented well at the Midland Aquathon Series which took place every Wednesday evening, hosted by different clubs in different locations, including Tarmonbarry, Coosan Point, Lough Derravaragh, our own one in Lanesboro and the final race in Lough Key. Well done to Longford Tri Club who won the series.

The last weekend in June was a busy one, with members taking on the Roscommon Run Series with Brian Farrell winning 1st in his age category.

Other members headed to the Metalman Swim Series and we saw Marie Keane take 2nd Overall Lady in the Sprint Distance Swim, Fidelma Brennan and Colm Daly both won their age categories.

Hell of the West: Some of our members, Niall Mullvihill, James Gallagher, Donal Flynn, John Gilleran, Daire Stephens and two of our ladies Marie McLoughlin and Andree Gallagher (doing her first Olympic Distance) took on the notorious Hell of the West Olympic Distance Triathlon in Kilkee on Saturday 25th June. Known to be a very tough course it started with a very rough 1500m sea swim, followed by hilly windy 45km bike spin around the Co Clare terrain and to finish triathletes had to take on a 5km uphill run to the turnaround point and return downhill to the finish line in Kilkee. Well done to all who took on this challenge. It really lived up to its name.

Sunday 26th June saw members take on Challenge Galway Half and Full Iron Distance events. Both Anne and Mark Mimnagh completed the half distance, starting with a challenging sea swim which had to be shortened to 1600m due to rough conditions, followed by a hilly windy 90km bike around Co Clare and to finish a flat but windy 21km run along Salthill Prom down to the Docks. Congrats to David Lulham, Niall O Donohue, Joe Masterson, Dean Masterson, Ronie Masterson and Derek Rutherford who all took to the full iron distance challenge of the 3.8km swim (also shortened due to rough conditions) followed by 180km hilly, windy bike spin around Co Clare and finishing with a full marathon around Galway. Congrats to Derek Rutherford and Ronie Masterson who got engaged at the finish line.

It’s been a very busy few weeks for club members who have been flying the flag for Lanesboro Tri Club in various events around the country. Well done to everyone.

July 16th promises to be an even bigger event for Lanesboro Tri Club as we host the National Championships in Sprint Distance Triathlon. We look forward to welcoming elite triathletes who will take on the Cat 1 Race, Age Category entrants, Try-a-Tri triathletes, Aquabikers and of course the juniors triathletes in July. This event will also see many countries being represented at the triathlon, to include United Kingdom, Northern Ireland, Poland, United States, France, South Africa, Netherlands, Spain, Lithuania, Canada, Croatia, Ghana, Australia, Switzerland, Germany, Ivory Coast, Portugal and Slovakia. We hope locals will come out and cheer on the triathletes as they take to the course.

Happy 4th July

To all the Americans reading the notes home and abroad and all local living in the USA can I wish you all a very happy 4th July

Summer Bridge

The results of the competition held on Monday 27th: N/S 1st Margaret Gillen and J.J. Donlon, 2nd Chris McGrath and Kitty Dowd, 3rd Loretta Cooney and Katharine Harrison, and 4th Patricia McGann and Essie Nugent. E/W 1st Noreen Dunne and Mona O Flaherty, 2nd Ann Delaney and Ann Fallon, 3rd Brendan Dowling and Mike Flynn and 4th Mary Murtagh and Mairéad Delaney.

Lough Ree Golfing Society

The next summer outing is to the lovely Portumna Golf Course in south Galway.

The tee is booked from 11.30 to 12.30 on Wednesday the 13 July.

As usual text Frank on 0879730611 to reserve a place on the time sheet and please be there at least a half an hour before the first tee time.

The weather is guaranteed as usual!  and another enjoyable day is promised to all who attend. See you there.

Tax Relief Scheme

People who are eligible for the Tax Relief Scheme and who have not yet joined are encouraged to do so. Forms will be left in the church porch.


Last Monday night the 50/50 draw took place in Clarke’s Bar and the winning ticket was in the name of Bernadette Gillen, The Green. The winning prizemoney on night was €343. The club thanks you for your support and encourages everyone to support the draw weekly. The blue 50/50 envelopes are on sale locally throughout the town for only €2 alternatively you can purchase a pink ticket that allows you into the draw for 1 year for a price of €100.

Childaid Cycle Challenge

The 50K or 100k (your challenge) will take place on Sunday 7th August commencing from Rosbowl on the Lanesboro Road, Roscommon at am. Registration will take place from 9am on the morning. The registration fee is €25 on the day or €20 if entering by email to The first 100 people to register will receive a free cycling jersey. Refreshment will be served on the day and if you require any further information contact Mary at 086-1084536. Childaid is attempting to make a world fit for children and your support will go greatly towards fulfilling the aim of the organisation.

Welcome the Viking Fleet on Thursday                 

A fleet of Viking longships will travel from Upper Lough Erne in Co. Fermanagh to Athlone. It will stop off in Lanesboro on this Thursday 7th July. You are invited to meet the Vikings at their encampment from 5pm to 9pm that evening.

Get up close and personal with the Vikings and their longships, help stitch their amazing tapestry and listen to the gruesome tales of old. Join the Vikings for what should be a very interesting time in Lanesboro.

Further Education Courses

Longford College of Further Education is providing courses in its new campus in the old army barracks in the Centre of Longford Town. It is a PLC provider of Longford and Westmeath ETB with all awards accredited by the QQI national framework of qualifications. Courses have links for progression to third level institutions where relevant. Enrolment is now open for QQI level 5 and 6 courses beginning September 2016. New courses include Level 5 Tourism with Business, Level 5 Film and TV Production and Level 6 Software Development. Other courses available include Hairdressing, Beauty Therapy, Business, Multimedia, Childcare, Healthcare, Nursing and Motor Technology. Please see for further information. To enrol, simply click on “enrol” on the homepage and follow instructions.

Cúl Camps

The Cúl Camp in Clonbonny will take place from Monday 25th to Friday 29th July. This is always a wonderful week for all the young boys and girls, full of enjoyment and sport and a week not to be missed. Bookings can be made on the Longford GAA website – click on the Cúl Camps icon on the home page or contact Damian Sheridan, Longford GAA or Tina Dowd, club chairperson. The fee for the week is €55 for the first child, €45 for the second and €40 for the third and fourth.

Hub Fishing

In the last 2 weeks the Lough Ree Angling Hub has staged angling coaching for the pupils of Lanesborough, Ballyleague, Cloontuskert and Fermoyle areas. Each child was given a detailed guide on how to prepare bait and fishing equipment as well as actually catch some fish on the hot water stretch in Lanesborough and they all enjoyed it. Our thanks to qualified coaches Liam Sweeney and Mary Tigwell who ran this event with Philip Gordon and Ciaran Mullooly. Our thanks to the schools and the parents for their co-operation. We look forward to seeing the children and their parents back fishing again at the river soon.

Last weekend the Lough Ree Angling Hub welcomed fishermen from all over the country to Lanesborough and Ballyleague for the first qualifying rounds to pick the Irish team for the world championships here in October. Two great days of fishing took place on Lough Ree for pike and perch and the fishing was absolutely wonderful with lots of big catches. The club wish to congratulate the fishermen from the Lough Ree angling hub, the Camlin and district angling club and the North Longford anglers who took part and are now in the running to represent their country. A special word of thanks to hub members Liam Sweeney, Padraig Jordan, John Tully who helped to steward the event. The next round of qualifiers takes place in Ballyleague on Saturday/Sunday August 6th and 7th in Ballyleague. The hub will be providing stewards again in August and if you’re a pike fisherman with an interest in seeing this fishing with lures up good and close please contact Liam Sweeney in the hub office and put down your name as a steward.

Finally, the hub wishes the Lanesborough Triathlon committee every success with their forthcoming Two Provinces triathlon event in the town and in the lake.

Food Festival

With over 200 people from 15 countries coming to Lanesborough and Ballyleague for the world fishing championship in October a food festival will be staged in a marquee behind St Mary’s Hall at the bridge. ‘Taste of the Lakelands’ will feature a special business to business networking event, the very best of local food produce and LIVE cooking displays by top chefs such as Kevin Dundon and our own Kiernan Glennon on Friday October 7th and Saturday October 8th. If you’re a local food producer of any type and would like to take part please ring Liam Sweeney at 085 1698032 or the Lough Ree Angling Hub office at 04333 21734

Boat Rally

A one-day special food and craft market will be staged in the Riverside park and marina area in Ballyleague on Sunday 24th from 10am to 5pm when 200 people will be in the marina taking part in the 2016 Shannon boat rally. This will be a big family fun day with lots of attractions for children and all the family and will help raise funds for Cancercare West. Stalls costs just 10 euro. To place a stall call Liam at 085 1698032 please before July 20th or e mail:

Ballyleague Village Renewal

Stonemason Tom Fitzmaurice is one of the last remaining craftsmen in the West of Ireland to practice the ancient skills of traditional stone building – and has now brought his latest work on public display to the village of Ballyleague.

For the last 6 weeks Tom, who lives in Donamon, has been building and facing traditional limestone wall piers on the outskirts of the Shannonside village – and showing local people how this priceless old craft is being revived.

To help inform the public about the development Ballyleague Village Renewal and Tidy Towns will stage an open day event at the new stone faced wall in Ballyleague on Friday evening next July 8th at 7pm and is inviting all local residents in Culliaghy, Moher, Cloonadra and the Ballyleague area to come along and meet the stonemason and see the work underway.

In addition, the Village Renewal and Tidy Towns group will consult with neighbours and local residents on Friday about the next stage of the work and their plans to develop a footpath trail from the village to the hill of Cloonadra.

The Ballyleague Village Renewal and tidy towns committee will stage their annual church gate collection at all masses at the Church of the Holy Rosary in Ballyleague on Saturday July 16th and Sunday July 17th. All donations to the Roscommon road development are welcome. If funds are available, the group will be able to complete work at an early stage. For further information, please contact the Project team leader Gerry Trimble at 087 6474832 or e mail:

St. Faithleach’s

Fundraising Event: This year’s club fundraiser is taking place on Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th July. The viral sensation “Lip Sync Battle” which took the world by storm is now taking to the stage on club grounds on Saturday 9th July. With 12 acts battling it out to become our champion, the competition between community members is at an all-time high. There can only be one winner so it’s up to you to decide! Tickets for the event are €20.

Tap your feet to the Nerney beat and dance the evening away on Sunday 10th July in the marquee on club grounds. The very popular Declan Nerney and his band play live, and its sure to be a night not to be missed. Tickets for the event are €15. Tickets are available for both evening’s entertainment from the clubhouse, Ben’s Barber Shop Lanesboro, Daybreak Ballyleague, Joe O Brien Corner Shop Lanesboro, or Clarke’s Bar, your support is appreciated.

Senior League: O’Gara Cup – St. Faithleach’s: 0-12, Castlerea St. Kevin’s: 2-15

Team: Alan Manning, Steven Ormsby, Mikey Cox, John Walsh, David Rooney, Henry Kenny, David Harrison, Derek Murray, Cathal Gunn, Daniel Foley, James Quigley, Clement McCormack, Shane Phillips, Darragh Hussey, Jonathan Hussey.

Subs: Alan McCormack, Paul Brennan, Alan Kenny, Brian Scally, Steven Walsh.

Junior Ladies Championship-  Result: St. Faithleach’s 2-7, Ballinameen 2-9. Team: S. O’Neill, T. Nerney, A. Ormsby, K. McPhilips, A. Curley, M. Banahan, E. Kenny, A. Mc Loone, J. Banahan, L. McLoone, K. Byrne, S. Scally, E. Donlon, E. Hegarty. Subs: R. Banahan, A. Nerney, N. Hegarty, L. Cox, Q. Cox. Next game against St. Barry’s on July 17th.

U14 Boys Championship D3: St. Faithleach’s played Kilbride in the first round of the Championship. Result: St Faithleach’s 0-9 Kilbride 7-8. Team: K. Mc Donagh, E. Kelly, M. Cox, J. O’Reilly, D. Kilcoyne, J. O’Connor, M. Silva, J. Tucker, J. Murray, L. Kilcoyne, F. Dunne, M. O’Brien, C. Gannon. Subs. S. Cox. Next game against Kilglass Gaels/St. Barry’s on Thursday 7th July.

U14 Girls Summer League: Result:

St Faithleach’s 7-9 Michael Glavey’s 4-1. Next game against St. Croan’s on Thursday 7th in Ballyleague.

U12 Boys Championship D3: First game of the Championship is away to Castlerea on Monday 4th July.

U10 Go Games Blitz: Thanks to host club Kilbride for a great day at the U10 Blitz.

U8 Go Games Blitz: Next blitz is to be held in St. Aidans on Saturday 9th July at 11am.

Best of luck: St. Faithleach’s GAA would like to wish the Roscommon Team and management as well as our own club reps Ciaran Murtagh, Brian Murtagh and Diarmuid Murtagh all the best as they take on Galway in the Connacht Final on Sunday 10th.

Connacht Community Games Finals: Thanks to all who helped out for the Connacht Community Games Football Finals which were held on Club grounds on Saturday 2nd July.

Cards: Take place every Tuesday evening at 9pm in the Clubhouse. Last week’s winners: Eugene & Sonny, joint second Freda/ Gemma, Martin /Jimmy, last game Tim /Pat Joe.

Rathcline GAA

The day for the Rathcline Race Day at the famous Galway Races is nearly upon us. The club will be travelling on Monday 25th July and we would love to have you along with us sharing a wonderful evening out amongst friends. The cost of the evening is €110 and for that you receive free admission as well as a race card, free parking, a seating and viewing area located in the new Killanin stand overlooking the finishing line with spectacular views, there will be tipsters in the Pavilion, tote facilities, a beautiful 4 course meal, €5 drink voucher, there will be an opportunity to be declared the Best Dressed Lady and there will be after meal entertainment.

This is a wonderful opportunity for men and women to dress up and have a most fabulous evening out at the legendary Galway Racing taking in all the thrills and spills of racing and hopefully backing many winners. To book your place contact Caroline Ginty 087-6224810, Stephen Rooney086-3176301 or Mickie Farrell 086-8509820.

Thank you: The cub would like to thank everyone that that helped organise and participated in the Rathcline 5k last Saturday. Former player Mark Kenny was the first man home and Andree Gallagher took the accolade of being first lady home.

The 50/50 last week was won by Bernadette Gillen who was the recipient of €343.

The club would like to thank everyone that contributes for their support and encourage everyone not yet putting their €2 in the envelope weekly or €100 in the pink envelope for a yearly subscription to do so.

It was great to go to Clonbonny on Thursday last and find the place a real hive of activity. Granted we did not get the result we sought but when you see the U12 players on the Juvenile pitch and the minors on the main pitch giving their all what more can you ask for. It was a great evening for everyone supporting both teams to see the future is bright and getting brighter. Well done to all players and their mentors.

The minor cub will hold a Table Quiz on Friday 29th July. The venue and details will follow next week. We urge everyone to make a date in their diary and come along and support us.



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