Lanesboro Ballyleague notes Monday 10th December 2018

Lanesboro Ballyleague Notes

Annual and
great events

The next two notes, below, are seeking your
participation. Both are annual and events that raise great money for local
causes. Please do consider taking part in either and help make it as big an event
as possible for both organisations running the events. Take part, encourage
your friend and families to take part and make this Christmas day very special
for so many.

Christmas
Day Swim

The annual Christmas Day Swim will take
place following 11.30am Mass in Lanesboro on Christmas morning. This year the
Lough Ree Sub Aqua Club is seeking as many people as possible to brave the
elements and join them for this annual swim. Sponsorship cards are available
from any member of the club or from O’Brien’s.

Christmas Day
Run

The organisers of the Christmas Day Run from
Newtowncashel to Lanesborough along with Longford MS Society
would like to thank everyone for their continued support with the run.  The event will
take place again this year for the 28th time and we hope that we
continue to have such great participation and raise much needed funds for the
Longford MS Society. Should anyone wish to take part and have not already
received a sponsorship card, cards are available from
O’Brien’s Corner Shop or Brigid Mullooly Tel: 086 8807596.  In Newtowncashel
card are available from The Local or Michael Flood.  Thanks to
Peter Hanley Motors who have again for the 28th time sponsored these top-class
Technical T-Shirts and there is one for every participant.  Walkers start from the Hill in Newtowncashel at
11:45am while Runners start at 12:15pm.  Refreshments
will be available enroute and also at the Hall in Lanesborough after the event.  Best of luck with the training!

Death

Wednesday last 5th December
proved to be a very sad day for the community of our parish when it was learned
of the death at Innis Ree Lodge Ballyleague of Mattie Connor Cashelbeg. Mattie
had been in failing health for short time and his death came as a great shock
to us all. Mattie worked his farm diligently and was at home whether he was in
the meadow, bog, gardening or tending his livestock. Mattie had a great
interest in all the events in our community and while he may not have been in
attendance, he was a wonderful supporter. He also had a deep and abiding faith.
Mattie was a wonderful neighbour and friend. He never left a person in need and
his warm and alluring manner endeared him to everyone that had the pleasure to
know him. His warm and cheery greeting and outlook will be heard no more. We
are all at a loss of his passing.

Mattie’s remains reposed at his residence
in Cashelbeg on Thursday last before the removal of his remains to St. Mary’s
Church, Lanesboro on Friday for his Funeral mass. Following Mass Mattie’s
remains were laid to rest in Cashel cemetery. To his brother, Johnny, sister
Margaret, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends we extend our sincere
sympathy.

A
Very Merry Christmas Concert

A very Merry Christmas Concert in aid of
Concern will take place this coming Sunday night 16th December in
St. Mary’s Hall commencing at 7.30pm. The night is being organised by Edel
Loftus. Edel has been running charity events each Christmas to great success
and we hope that the hall will be full to support Edel and the Concern Charity.

Sympathy

We would like to extend our deepest
sympathy to Marian and Ned Nealon and family, The Green on the death last week
of Edward Mc Cormack, Grange, Mullingar on Tuesday last 4th
December. We also extend our sympathy to the Mc Carthy family, formerly the
Green as Edward was married to the late Mar Mc Carthy.

Birth

We would like to extend our heartiest
congratulations to James and Marie Nolan, Rosie’s at the Lifebelt on the birth
of a baby boy on Friday week 30th November.

Sympathy

We would like to extend our deepest
sympathy to Gerry and Teresa Farrell, Knock and Michael Farrell and his partner
Sarah and their extended families on the death of Gerry and Michael’s mother
Mrs Rita Farrell, Derryadd and formerly Farnagh Cottages, Longford who passed
away on Thursday last 6th December.

Engagement

We would like to extend our sincere
congratulations to Johnny Kilcoyne son of Pat and Frances Kilcoyne, Barnacor
and Kali V Sajo, Church View on their recent engagement.

Sympathy

We would like to extend our deepest
sympathy to Mrs Phil Browne, her husband Jim and family, Ballyglass on the
recent death of Phil’s sister Mrs. Eileen Shiel, Strokestown.

Lanesboro Community Games AGM:
At the recent AGM of Lanesboro Community Games, the following were elected:
Chairperson: Ciara Myhill, Joint Secretaries: Donal Hogan & Barry Hogan,
Treasurer: Padraig O’Dowd and Committee Member Karen Johnston. This committee
will oversee Community Games activities for 2019. It will organize the annual
Track & Field event along with other competitions. One of the main motto’s
behind Community Games is participation. Last year we had over 100 participants
from the area in the many activities available throughout the year. If you are
an adult (parent, teacher, coach or volunteer) who has an interest in helping a
team or an individual compete in any of the activities listed below, please
contact any committee member as soon as possible. The Committee will support any
team or individual wishing to enter any of the disciplines. The activities
cover age groups from Under 8’s up to Under 16’s:

Activities: Art, Cycling, Duathlon, Handwriting, Model Making,
Recitation, Swimming, Culture Corner, Chess, Choir, Cross Country, Debating,
Draughts, Drama/Comedy Sketch, Futsal, Handball, Tennis, Indoor Soccer, Mini
Rugby, Mixed Distance Relay, Pitch and Putt, Rounders, Soccer, Spikeball,
Skittles, Tag Rugby, Table Tennis, Table Quiz, Athletics, Gymnastics, Judo,
Solo Music, Solo Modern Dance, Solo Singing, Badminton, Basketball, Camogie,
Gaelic Football, Group Singing, Group Music, Group Modern Dance, Hurling, Irish
Contemporary Dance, Projects.

More information is available online at www.communitygames.ie

If you would like to be included in the Lanesboro
Community Games Text Group, please text your name and mobile number to Padraig
@ 086-8147000. This group will receive texts in relation to Local Community
Games Activities/Events throughout 2019.

Meal on
Wheels

The annual Longford Social Services Meals on Wheels
Church Gate collection will take place at all Masses this weekend Saturday 15th
and Sunday 16th December. Meals on Wheels plays a huge part in our
community each week. We look forward to your usual most generous contributions
as in previous years.

Rathcline Bakes

Over the past number of weeks, the Rathcline club has
been seeking recipes from all and sundry for their publication of baking
recipes. The result of the search was great hence the launch of Rathcline Bakes
at their Cake Fair on Sunday last in St. Mary’s Hall.

The cover of the book was designed by young local
artist Jack Casserley, Clonfower and included in the recipes is one for Kieran
Glennon one of the very few 2-star Michelin Star recipients. Included in the
book are some recipes from years back in the handwriting of the bakers along
with some recipes from unexpected bakers in our community.

The
club is deeply grateful to Claire Flynn XLNTEE Hair Salon Main Street and
Michelle Kelly, Cloud 9 for their sponsorship of this book

The book is on sale in O’Brien’s at the price of €10
and the demand is likely to be great.

Rally
Returns

The Midlands Motor Stage Rally that created so much excitement
over the weekend that it took place here 2 years ago will once again return to
the parish and Cashel on Sunday 24th March. It is an event we are
really looking forward to.

Wedding

The marriage took place on Friday 30th
November at a civil ceremony at the Shamrock Lodge Hotel, Athlone of Niall
Mulryan son of Pat and Marcella Mulryan, Church View, and Elaine Ganley,
daughter of William and Geraldine Ganley, Drinane, Ballygar, Co. Galway.
Bestman was Brian Scally, best friend of the groom, and groomsman was Darren
Ganley brother of the bride. Chief Bridesmaid was Emma Ganley sister of the
bride and bridesmaid was Jo Ganley sister in law of the bride. Pageboys were
Patrick and Nathan Ganley, nephews of the bride. Flower Girls were Ciara Downey
cousin of the bride and Leah Mannion niece of the groom. The marriage ceremony
was performed by Marie Browne. The wedding reception took place in the Shamrock
Lodge Hotel, Athlone. We wish the happy couple many years of wedded happiness.

Historic Moment

In
recent months I wrote of the historic achievements of our young footballers
This week I cannot ignore the historic achievements of the St. Columba’s
Mullinalaghta team, panel, management and community who on Sunday last became
the first ever Longford club team to win a Leinster Senior Club championship.
This historic feat occurred in O’Connor Park, Tullamore on Sunday last 9th
December.

As
a community split by the bridge we know the trials and tribulations in trying
to achieve and we stand fully square behind the half parish of Mullinalaghta
and its people and congratulate them on being history makers. You are a
remarkable community and club, many congratulations and the very best of luck
to you in the All-Ireland semi-final against Dr. Croke’s form Killarney.
Finally, it was great to see so many from the club at the match supporting
Mullinalaghta.

Marriage

The marriage took place at St. Mel’s
Cathedral, Longford of Michael J Farrell, son of Peg and the late Mickey
Farrell, Clonfower and Aoife Banks daughter of Joe and Aileen Banks, Dundrum,
Co. Dublin. Bestman was Diarmuid O’Sullivan, cousin of the groom and Chief
Bridesmaid was Niamh Banks, sister of the bride. The marriage rite was
celebrated by Fr. Brendan O’Sullivan cousin of the groom and Fr. Michael
Reilly. The wedding reception was held in the Farnham Estate Spa and Golf
Resort, Cavan.

We wish the happy couple many years of
wedded bliss.

Nurse Donlon’s memories

Memories
of Nurse Donlon continue to arrive at Stella’s desk in the library and it is
hoped that the older generation amongst us that have so many vivid memories and
it would be great to put them to paper and send them to Stella as soon as you
can.

If
you have memories of the Nurse you are invited to write them down and hand them
into Stella in the library or you can email Stella at lanesborolibrary@longfordcoco.ie
alternatively you can drop them into O’Brien’s for delivery to Stella.

December for St. John’s Congregation

The Services in St. John’s Church during December and
Christmas are: Sunday 9th December; Carol Service at 11.30am. Sunday
23rd Holy Communion with Sunday school involvement at 11.30am

At St Coman’s Roscommon: Carol Service Thursday 13th
December at 8pm. Christmas Day, Holy Communion Service at 11.30am.

Defibrillator Course in January

A new Defibrillator course
will take place in January and the organisers are urgently seeking many new
people to take the opportunity of getting trained in the use of defibrillators.
As this is a down time it is important that all clubs and organisations on both
sides of the bridge encourage their members to attend and get trained up.

Rarely a day goes by in a workplace,
sporting events or in public places that a person’s knowledge in the use of the
defibrillator in not required hence the great need to have all area and events
covered with people with the required knowledge.

Contact Martina O’Brien
with your name and phone number, she can be contacted at the shop, phone
3321108, 0863858934 or email martinaclyne1@gmail.com

50/50

The
50/50 drive for Christmas has started.

On Monday night last, the draw took
place for the weekly 50/50 draw. This week our winner was Caolan Ó Ceallaigh.
The winning envelope was worth €303.

The club thanks everyone for their
continued support and encourage everyone to persist in your support as your
name will surely be drawn out soon. 
Tickets are on sale in local shops and businesses throughout the town at
€2 each or 3 tickets for €5. Alternatively, you can by the pink ticket for the
year for just €100 and have 2 free weeks. The club would like to thank everyone
that continues to support the draw on a weekly basis and the many people that
buy the one-year ticket.

€14,900 Tidy Towns

The
Lanesboro Tidy Towns Lottery draw took place on Tuesday morning last on the
Co-Op office. There was no winner of the €14,800, jackpot and the jackpot for
this week, will now rise to reach and the worthwhile winning amount of €14,800.
The numbers drawn were 9, 14, 20 and 24. The winner of the €50 prize was Jimmy
Tarmey, Cloontuskert, and the three €20 winners were Mary Slattery, Ballyleague,
Sarah Hopkins c/o Mags and Patrick Farrell c/o Xlntee.

The
committee thanks everyone for tremendous and loyal support support.

Please
note that winners can collect their winning cheques in the Co-Op office only and
will be available from Monday to Friday from 9am to 2pm.

Annual Wedding Fair

The Abbey Hotel Roscommon will host
their annual Wedding Fair on Sunday January 13th from 2-5p.m.
If you are a wedding supplier and would like to book your stand, please call
086 3276584 or email weddings@abbeyhotel.ie.  All new wedding bookings on the day will get
10% off their wedding package and attractive discounts from our recommended
suppliers.

Coffee
Morning

Cllr Micheál Carrigy would like to invite you to
attend a Coffee Morning in aid of Longford Hospice Homecare that he will be
hosting on Friday next 14th December from 10am to 1pm at his
Constituency Office at 2 Dublin Street, Longford.  Go along and join Micheál
for a cuppa and a chat.  All donations going to this great cause. All
Welcome.

Fireside Tales

The
annual publication Fireside Tales by Jude Flynn has been launched for the 16
year. This yearly publication is anxiously waited on each year. It makes for
excellent reading with many brilliant stories and tales from around Longford
Town and County. The book includes contributions from locals Loretto Cooney and
Michael Casey. The book is on sale for just €20 in O’Brien’s.

Thank You

The Christmas Lights
Committee would like to thank all who generously donated to their collection
last weekend which totalled €702.

This week in our library

Knitting & Crochet Group
Knitting & Crochet group continues every
Monday 2pm to 4pm.  New members always welcome!
ESOL
Class

ESOL (English for speakers of other languages)
continues every Tuesday evening at 7pm at the library.
Family
Time at Your Library

Family Time at your Library takes place on
Saturday morning 15th December 11am to 12 noon.
There will be Christmas Storytime with Penny who
will be giving lots of tips & ideas on reading to supporting language and
literacy development.
We will also have Lego, board games&
Christmas colouring!
This is a FREE event and all are welcome!
Book Club
December Book Club will take place on Friday
21st December at 11am.
Book choices for this month are ‘The Particular
Sadness of a Lemon Cake’ by Aimee Bender or ‘The Keeper of Lost Things’ by Ruth
Hogan.  All welcome!
Opening
Hours

Monday 2pm – 8pm, Tuesday 2pm – 6pm, Wed &
Fri 10am – 1pm & 2pm – 5pm,
Sat 10am – 1pm.
Foreign
Currency & Used Stamps

We are still collecting unwanted foreign
currency and old coins/notes in aid of ISPCC. The smallest donation can make a
huge difference.
We also collect used stamps in aid of
ISPCC.  Thank you.
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Ballyboro

The under 8s were enjoying their joust
with Gaels United at Drumlish when torrential rain called a halt to the
proceedings halfway through the first half. Even though it was a truncated game
the team were doing very well and are eagerly looking forward to their next
blitz. Panel: Ben Cassidy, Cian Shea, Donncha Farrell, Tom Hession, Darragh
Shanley, David Kenny, Matthew Murphy, Michael Hogan.
The under 14 team gave an impressive display
when they got the better of Ballymahon. Two first half goals by Christy Burke
and Ciaran O’Dowd set the team on the road to victory. The team comfortably
kept Ballymahon at bay in a scoreless second half to record a fine 2-0 win.
Ballyboro: Briain Farrell, Bryan Mullooly, Jack Flynn, Cormac O’Dowd, Paul
Byrne, Jimmy Farrell, Shane Ross, Sam Murphy, Ciaran O’Dowd, Christy Burke, Matthew
Heneghan.
  It was certainly a game of two halves as
regards the under 16 team when they faced Ballymahon at home. A much-improved
performance in the first half saw them in front by two goals to one at the
interval. The Ballyboro goals were scored by Owen Farrell and Rian Murphy. However,
the second half was a different story as Ballymahon were largely on top for
long periods of the game, and they found the net on six occasions. Niall Fisher
and Owen Farrell scored  consolation goals for the home team as the game
finished 7-4 in favour of Ballymahon. Ballyboro: Jack Madigan, Shane Killian, Cormac
Casey, Chris O’Loughlin, Kevin McDonagh, Kevin Tansey, Rian Murphy, Owen
Farrell, Niall Fisher, J ack Murray, Callum Gordon.

Fixtures: The under 9s will be
participating in a blitz on Saturday at 11am at home. Other teams involved are
Stonepark and Kenagh. The under 11s play Killoe Tigers in Killoe Astro on
Saturday at 11am.

Rathcline GAA – ‘Be
with us Be a part of Us’
.

Defibrillator

The
club is seeking names of people that are interested in helping out the club by
completing the defibrillator course to take place in January. We look forward
to a good number of parents of the underage club and supporters and officials
from all our clubs to give their names and phone numbers to the minor (Seadna)
or senior (Cathal) secretaries or to Martina O’Brien at the corner shop.

Festive Cake Fare This Sunday

The
Rathcline GAA Annual ‘Festive Cake Fare’ took place on Sunday last in St.
Mary’s Hall. The club would like to thank everyone that donated cakes and
helped to make the cake Fare another great success.

Rathcline Bakes

The
launch of the Rathcline Bakes recipe book took place at the Christmas Fare on
Sunday last and it is a great book and most definitely well worth having. The
cover of the book has been designed by local artist Jack Casserley and the book
includes a recipe from Kieran Glennon a 2-star Michelin Star chef with Irelands
leading restaurant Patrick Guilbaud’s. The club is deeply grateful to Claire
Flynn XLNTEE Hair Salon Main Street and Michelle Kelly, Cloud 9 for their
sponsorship of this book. The club also thanks Joe Duffy for printing the book. 

Congratulations

The club would like to congratulate Mullinalaghta on their
fantastic win in the Leinster Final on Sunday last. The victory was a joy to
behold and a wonderful battling performance deserved the historic result. It is
all systems go for their February date with Dr. Crokes and another memorable
results. Thanks to all our supporters that travelled to support Mullinalaghta.

50/50

The
50/50 drive for Christmas has started.

On Monday night last, the draw took
place for the weekly 50/50 draw. This week our winner was Michéal Mc Carthy, Curraghrua
who was winning the 50/50 for the second time. The winning envelope was worth
€305.

The club thanks everyone for their
continued support and encourage everyone to persist in your support as your
name will surely be drawn out soon. 
Tickets are on sale in local shops and businesses throughout the town at
€2 each or 3 tickets for €5. Alternatively, you can by the pink ticket for the
year for just €100 and have 2 free weeks. The club would like to thank everyone
that continues to support the draw on a weekly basis and the many people that
buy the one-year ticket.

St. Faithleach’s GAA                                      




Lanesboro Ballyleague Monday 3rd December 2018

Lanesboro Ballyleague Notes

Annual and great events

The next two notes, below, are seeking your
participation. Both are annual and events that raise great money for local
causes. Please do consider taking part in either and help make it as big an event
as possible for both organisations running the events. Take part, encourage
your friend and families to take part and make this Christmas day very special
for so many.

Christmas Day Run

The organisers of the Christmas Day Run from Newtowncashel
to Lanesborough along with Longford MS Society would like to
thank everyone for their continued support with the run.  The event will
take place again this year for the 28th time and we hope that we
continue to have such great participation and raise much needed funds for the
Longford MS Society. Should anyone wish to take part and have not already
received a sponsorship card, cards are available from
O’Brien’s Corner Shop or Brigid Mullooly Tel: 086 8807596.  In Newtowncashel
card are available from The Local or Michael Flood.  Thanks to
Peter Hanley Motors who have again for the 28th time sponsored these top-class
Technical T-Shirts and there is one for every participant.  Walkers start from the Hill in Newtowncashel at
11:45am while Runners start at 12:15pm.  Refreshments
will be available enroute and also at the Hall in Lanesborough after the event.  Best of luck with the training!

Christmas
Day Swim

The annual Christmas Day Swim will take
place following 11.30am Mass in Lanesboro on Christmas morning. This year the
Lough Ree Sub Aqua Club is seeking as many people as possible to brave the
elements and join them for this annual swim. Sponsorship cards are available
from any member of the club or from O’Brien’s.

Lanesboro Community Games AGM:
On behalf of the Committee and myself, we would
like to thank all of the participants whom took part in different Community
Games events throughout 2018 and also to all of the people who helped in any
way. We would also like to thank the people of the parish for their
contributions to the Church Gate collection in August 2018. This was very much
appreciated and helps us in a big way, to keep running as a club.

Lanesborough Community Games is having their AGM
at 8.30pm on this Wednesday 5th December, in the upstairs room,
in St Mary’s Parish Hall.

The committee would welcome and encourage
everyone, especially the parents of children living in the town and hinterland
of Lanesboro to attend and support Community Games in Lanesboro. Community
Games covers a broad range of activities and it gives parents a chance, to
allow their children to participate, socialize and display their talents. Over
100 children from the parish participated in Community Games events during
2018. You are urged to help continue to progress Community Games in the parish
during 2019.’

Go
along and play your part in the continuation of the Community Games in
Lanesboro and help youngsters in our community to express themselves as best
they can in all the various activities that is the Community Games.

Sympathy

We
would like to extend our deepest sympathy to Carole Ryan Manning and her
husband Michael Manning, Curreen, Rathcline Road on the death of Carole’s
father Harry Ryan, Teffia Park, last weekend.

To
all of us that played hurling through the 70’s Harry was an active member of
the Longford Slashers Hurling club and always a true gentleman. He will be
sadly missed.

Christmas
Festive Cake Fare

The
Rathcline GAA Annual ‘Festive Cake Fare’ that will take place on Sunday next 9th
December in St. Marys Parish Hall from 2pm to 5pm.

Let’s hope you have all your cakes baked for the Festive
Cake Fare. There will also be an Icing competition featuring three local
celebrities – not to be missed. Included on the day will be Santa’s Grotto,
Chocolate Fountains, Fresh Scones, Face Painting and a Festive Stall. Your
support will be greatly appreciated, and the club would welcome cakes on the
day.

Lough Ree AC

Lough Ree Athletic Club  
sincerely thanks all those who contributed to our church gate collection
on Saturday and Sunday last, a total of €521.03 was collected. Your support is
much appreciated.  Thanks also to the
collectors for your help.  Next event in
our calendar is the Christmas Day run from the track to St Mary’s Parish Hall in
conjunction with the Annual MS Run from Newtowncashel to Lanesboro, now in its
28th year.  For the first time
this year we had to cancel out Sunday morning run due to the bad weather, but
road run will continue at 12.30 in Clonbonny next Sunday. All welcome!

Ballyleague Christmas
Lights

We’re nearly ready to switch
on the Christmas lights in Ballyleague. We will do it at a ceremony on Saturday night
next December 8th after 7pm mass with a very special guest this year. A
reminder that the church gate collection is on Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th at
all masses in Ballyleague so please keep us in mind as the costs have gone up
again this year due to replacement lights that were needed. To help sponsor the
lights call Noel Moran please on 086 2936180……as soon as you can…. thanks
again to all the helpers…our fabulous tree will be glowing again next
weekend………

Great
Win

Congratulations to the Rathcline and
Grattan’s combination who won their U20 championship final when they had an
outstanding victory over CarrickSarsfields 2.13 to 1.14 on Friday night last.
This combination had a total of 14 Rathcline and 6 Grattan’s players on the
panel and the management was Anthony Farrell and Cathal Chapman from Rathcline
and Gerry Victory and Jim Ruske from Grattan’s.

This victory concluded a great year for
Rathcline having won the Intermediate Championship, winning the playoff to
regain Division 1 status and now the U20 20 title. Well done to the club and we
look forward to a bright future for all the players.

Lough
Ree Sub Aqua Club

 The
AGM of the Lough Ree Sub Aqua and Search and Rescue club took place.

The meeting began with a with a special
word of thanks to all that took part in the successful search in Clondra last
week. The club extended their deepest sympathy to the family and friends of the
deceased man.

The election of officers took place and
the following were elected to office for the coming year: Chairman – Michéal
Farrell, Secretary – Tracy Gray, Treasurer – Paula Carberry, Diving Officer –
Kevin Connor, PRO -Brian Farrell, Safety officer- Fergal Mc Elgunn and Child
Protection Officer – Herbert Farrell.

The club would like to welcome anyone with
an interest in all aspects of the Sub Aqua Club and also the Search and Rescue.

Pool training is going very well, and it
is great to see the new trainees doing so.

Nurse Donlon’s memories

Memories
of Nurse Donlon continue to arrive at Stella’s desk in the library and it is
hoped that the older generation amongst us that have so many vivid memories and
it would be great to put them to paper and send them to Stella as soon as you
can.

If
you have memories of the Nurse you are invited to write them down and hand them
into Stella in the library or you can email Stella at lanesborolibrary@longfordcoco.ie
alternatively you can drop them into O’Brien’s for delivery to Stella.

Lanesboro Social Service Whist

We
are at a time where there is a great pull on the finances of Lanesboro Social Services.
This is the time that untold work is being done with locals to make sure that
they have a good Christmas and don’t feel left out of the family events over
Christmastime.

We
encourage all the card players in the community and their friends to St. Mary’s
Hall on Friday night next 7th December for a 8.30pm start time of
the monthly Whist Drive. If you are not a Whist player or cannot attend, you
are encouraged to make a donation to any of the Lanesboro Social Services
committee or leave in a marked envelope ‘Lanesboro Social Services’ in
O’Brien’s. If you wish to be acknowledged please put your name inside the
envelope,

December for St. John’s Congregation

The Services in St. John’s Church during December and
Christmas are: Sunday 9th December; Carol Service at 11.30am. Sunday
23rd Holy Communion with Sunday school involvement at 11.30am

At St Coman’s Roscommon: Carol Service Thursday 13th
December at 8pm. Christmas Day, Holy Communion Service at 11.30am.

King and Queen of St. Faithleach’s

Please
support Caroline Connaughton’s 70’s disco party night in Clarke’s Bar
Saturday night 8th December #dancingqueen. Fancy dress
optional.  Your support will be greatly appreciated

Defibrillator Course in January

A new Defibrillator course
will take place in January and the organisers are urgently seeking many new
people to take the opportunity of getting trained in the use of defibrillators.
As this is a down time it is important that all clubs and organisations on both
sides of the bridge encourage their members to attend and get trained up.

Rarely a day goes by in a workplace,
sporting events or in public places that a person’s knowledge in the use of the
defibrillator in not required hence the great need to have all area and events
covered with people with the required knowledge.

Contact Martina O’Brien
with your name and phone number, she can be contacted at the shop, phone
3321108, 0863858934 or email martinaclyne1@gmail.com

Table Quiz

There will be a Table Quiz in aid of St Coman’s in
Cattigan’s Bar Castle Street at 9pm on Friday next 7th December. Everyone is invited to go along and support.

50/50

On Monday night last, the draw took
place for the weekly 50/50 draw. This week our winner was Ann Kelly, Cullentra.
The winning envelope was worth €303. Amazingly there was a family connection to
the previous week’s winner as Murell Fallon is an aunt of Ann Kelly. The club is
very appreciative to Ann and her extended family for their weekly support of
the 50/50

The club thanks everyone for their
continued support and encourage everyone to persist in your support as your
name will surely be drawn out soon.  Tickets
are on sale in local shops and businesses throughout the town at €2 each or 3
tickets for €5. Alternatively, you can by the pink ticket for the year for just
€100 and have 2 free weeks. The club would like to thank everyone that
continues to support the draw on a weekly basis and the many people that buy
the one-year ticket.

€14,700 Tidy Towns

The
Lanesboro Tidy Towns Lottery draw took place on Tuesday morning last on the
Co-Op office. There was no winner of the €14,600, jackpot and the jackpot for
this week, will now rise to reach and the really worthwhile winning amount of
€14,700. The numbers drawn were 2, 23, 28 and 29. The winner of the €50 prize
was Barbara Ferguson, Knock, and the three €20 prizes were won by Teresa Ryan c/o
Mags, Fiona c/o Mags and and Bernie Hanley c/o Mags.

The
committee thanks everyone for tremendous and loyal support support.

Please
note that winners can collect their winning cheques in the Co-Op office only and
will be available from Monday to Friday from 9am to 2pm.

Lanesboro Bridge Club

The
results of the competition held on Wednesday 26th November: N/S 1st
Gemma Douglas and Elish Gray 2nd Phil
Chalmers and Cyril Hussey, 3rd Maureen Hynes and Mona O’Flaherty.
E/W 1st Brid McDermott and Una Lawlor, 2nd
Mairead Gill and Maura Hanley, 3rd Katherine Harrison and Philomena
Walsh.   

Coffee
Morning

Cllr Micheál Carrigy would like to invite you to
attend a Coffee Morning in aid of Longford Hospice Homecare that he will be
hosting on Friday week 14th December from 10am to 1pm at his
Constituency Office at 2 Dublin Street, Longford.  Go along and join Micheál
for a cuppa and a chat.  All donations going to this great cause. All
Welcome.

Table Quiz

A Table Quiz will take place this Friday night 7th
December in St. Faithleach’s clubhouse in aid of Helen O’Donnell who is a
contestant in the Queen of St. Faithleach’s. There will be an auction and
raffle on the night and a table of 4 will cost €40 or €10 for an individual.
The quizmaster will be Michael Cleary. Go along and enjoy this fun quiz.

Fireside Tales

The
annual publication Fireside Tales by Jude Flynn has been launched for the 16
year. This yearly publication is anxiously waited on each year. It makes for
excellent reading with many brilliant stories and tales from around Longford
Town and County. The book includes contributions from locals Loretto Cooney and
Michael Casey. The book is on sale for just €20 in O’Brien’s.

This week in our library

Knitting & Crochet Group
Knitting & Crochet group continues every
Monday 2pm to 4pm.  New members always welcome!
Poetry
& Music Group

Poetry & Music group continues at the
library on Monday 10th December 4.15-5.30pm. All welcome to come along and join
in with this very vibrant group!
ESOL
Class

ESOL (English for speakers of other languages)
continues every Tuesday evening
at 7pm at the library.
Minding
Yourself Programme with Paul Marsden

‘Minding Yourself’ with Paul Marsden – a 2 week
programme of Mindfulness and Wellbeing will take place in Lanesboro Library
on Monday 26th November and
Monday 3rd December at 7pm.  Week 1 – Mindfulness and Resilience, Week 2 –
Mindfulness and Sleep. All are welcome to this FREE event and no booking is
required.
Christmas
Flower Arranging Demonstration

We will have a Christmas Flower Arranging
Demonstration with Mary Holmes on Monday 10th December at 6.30pm.  All
arrangements will be raffled on the night!
This is a FREE event, but you must book your
place.
Call Stella on 0433321291 or email
lanesborolibrary@longfordcoco.ie<mailto:lanesborolibrary@longfordcoco.ie>
to book!
Babble
& Books Parent & Toddler Group

This group will continue every Wednesday morning
at 10.30am. All welcome to come along and interact with other children ages 0-4
yrs., play with our Lego table/building blocks, toy box, and colouring tables.
At the group on Wednesday 12th December, there
will be a special Christmas Story Time with Penny! Mark it in your diaries now!
All welcome!
Family
Time at Your Library

Family Time at your Library takes place on Saturday morning
15th December 11am to 12 noon.
There will be Christmas Storytime with Penny who
will be giving lots of tips & ideas on reading to supporting language and
literacy development.
We will also have Lego, board games&
Christmas colouring!
This is a FREE event and all are welcome!
Opening
Hours

Monday 2pm – 8pm, Tuesday 2pm – 6pm, Wed &
Fri 10am – 1pm & 2pm – 5pm,
Sat 10am – 1pm.
Foreign
Currency & Used Stamps

We are still collecting unwanted foreign
currency and old coins/notes in aid of ISPCC. The smallest donation can make a
huge difference.
We also collect used stamps in aid of
ISPCC.  Thank you.
Membership
Library membership is free for everyone and
provides you with complimentary access to books and p.c.’s in the library as
well as a range of digital services.
Download free eBooks, eAudiobooks, magazines and
newspapers with your library card and pin.  Renew or request books on our
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Learn a new language online with Mango (over 71
languages available) or learn a new skill with Universal Class which offers
over 400 free online courses.
Call to the library for your free library card
& pin or further information.

Ballyboro

Not a brilliant weekend in terms of
results. The under 11 team played extremely well against Ardagh, taking into
account that five of the team of seven are eligible for the under 10 grades.
A well taken goal by Rian Shanley saw the Ballyboro lads in front at the
interval, but the team understandably tired in the second half and Ardagh took
advantage with three late goals. Team: Michael Sorohan, Eoin Beattie, Ethan
Slattery, Dan Casey, Rian Hogan, Ryan Mimnagh, Rian Hogan.
The under 14 team did well in the first half
against a highly rated Stonepark team, but the Longford side had the better of
the second half exchanges, to win well 6-1. Jack Flynn got the Ballyboro goal.
Team: Briain Farrell, Luke Dowd, Paul Byrne, Rian Byrne, Bryan Mullooly, Jimmy
Farrell, Shane Ross, Jack Flynn, Cormac O’Dowd, Christy Burke, Matthew
Heneghan. Subs: Ciaran O’Dowd, Jack McGloin.
The under 13 team played Newtown in a closely
contested friendly game.
The under 16 team coped well with the difficult
underfoot conditions for long periods in their game against Newtown, but the
Newtownforbes lads finished the stronger team to win 3-0. Ballyboro: Jack
Madigan, Conor Casey, Shane Killian, Chris O’Loughlin, Kevin McDonagh, Oisin
Kenny, Kevin Tansey, Niall Fisher, Owen Farrell, Jack Murray, Rian Murphy.
The Last Man Standing fundraiser is generating a
lot of interest and Mark Tarmey is kept busy keeping track of all the entries.
As we face into round 3 there are still 240 last men/women still standing.
Approx. 260 have bitten the dust.

Fixtures: The under 8s will be
participating on a Blitz in Drumlish on Saturday, starting at
11am.Other teams involved are Gaels United and Melview. The under 14 team are
away to Ballymahon on Sunday with a 12.30 kick off. Ballymahon also provide the
opposition for the under 16 team who are at home on Sunday with a 2pm start.

Rathcline GAA – ‘Be
with us Be a part of Us’
.

Minor AGM

Last
Sunday evening the Minor AGM took place before a dismal attendance. It is such
a shame that so few people bothered to turn up and discuss the past years
successes and plan a route forward for the year ahead. If people did not want a
job, then this was the meeting to be at as all the executive had expressed a determination
to stay for another year prior to the meeting. The executive elected for the
coming year was Chairman – Alan Fayne, Vice Chairman – Sean Kenny, Secretary –
Seadna Ryan, Treasurer – Mary T Mc Grath, Ass Secretary – Vinny Farrell.

The
club tanks the executive for all their work and success over the past 12 months
and wish them the best of luck and every success in 2019.

Defibrillator

The
club is seeking names of people that are interested in helping out the club by
completing the defibrillator course to take place in January. We look forward
to a good number of parents of the underage club and supporters and officials
from all our clubs to give their names and phone numbers to the minor (Seadna)
or senior (Cathal) secretaries or to Martina O’Brien at the corner shop.

Successful Final Game

On
Friday night last our U20 players travelled to Kenagh along with the Grattan’s
U20 players for the final against CarrickSarsfields in our final game of the
season. Having recently lost to Carrickedmond and CarrickSarsfields we were
pinning our hopes on this being third time lucky for our players. They did not
disappoint and after a titanic struggle they emerged victors by two points. The
scoreline alone tells of the number of scores and tightness of the game – the
half time score of the Rathcline Grattan’s combination winning the first half
by one point 1.6 to 0.8 and winning the second half by a similar margin with
the final score being 2.13 to 1.14. This was a thrilling game made all the more
famous when you consider the loss of Oran Kenny after just 15 mins due to
injury. Considering we were underdogs going into the game the lads really stood
up and were counted. They gave a wonderful performance with a number of players
taking hold of the game and spurring everyone on to this famous victory. A game
to be savoured, a game that showed the quality of the big numbers of lads now
stepping into the senior ranks.

We
congratulate all the lads from Rathcline and Grattan’s who have put in a great
effort in what was a long season for the U20 panel. The mentors of Anthony
Farrell and Cathal Chapman from Rathcline and Gerry Victory and Jim Ruske have
to be complimented for a fantastic job well done.

The
Rathcline lads on the panel were Cian Gilmore, Owen Murray, Daniel Curran,
Cillian Flood, Cronan Flood, Iarla O’Sullivan, Dylan Glancy, Padraig Sorohan,
Niall Keane, Oran Kenny Bryn Peters, Éanna Mc Grath, James Gavigan and Mark
Lyons and they were complimented by 6 players from Grattan’s. We say a
heartiest congratulations to this historic team.

Festive Cake Fare This Sunday

The
Rathcline GAA Annual ‘Festive Cake Fare’ that will take place on Sunday next 9th
December in St. Marys Parish Hall from 2pm to 5pm.

Let’s hope you have all your cakes baked for the Festive Cake
Fare. There will also be an Icing competition featuring three local
celebrities. Included on the day will be Santa’s Grotto, Chocolate Fountains,
Fresh Scones, Face Painting and a Festive Stall.

Good Luck

The club would like to wish Mullinalaghta the very best of
luck in the Leinster Final in Tullamore on Sunday at 1.30pm. The club would
encourage all of its supporters that can go to Tullamore to travel and support
Mullinalaghta and hopefully be there for a historic victory for the club and
county.

50/50

The
50/50 drive for Christmas has started.

On Monday night last, the draw took
place for the weekly 50/50 draw. This week our winner was Ann Kelly, Cullentra.
The winning envelope was worth €304. Amazingly there was a family connection to
the previous week’s winner as Murell Fallon is an aunt of Ann Kelly. The club is
very appreciative to Ann and her extended family for their weekly support of
the weekly 50/50

The club thanks everyone for their
continued support and encourage everyone to persist in your support as your
name will surely be drawn out soon. 
Tickets are on sale in local shops and businesses throughout the town at
€2 each or 3 tickets for €5. Alternatively, you can by the pink ticket for the
year for just €100 and have 2 free weeks. The club would like to thank everyone
that continues to support the draw on a weekly basis and the many people that
buy the one-year ticket.

St. Faithleach’s GAA                                      

A.G.M: St. Faithleach’s GAA AGM will take place on
Sunday next 9th at 5pm in the clubhouse, all members are
invited to attend.
Minor Club AGM: The rescheduled Minor Club AGM
takes place on Thursday 6th at 8:30pm in the clubhouse, all parents
and members are invited to attend.  “Your Club, Your Say”.
King and Queen  of St. Faithleach’s : The
quest to find our King and Queen  continues this coming weekend with Helen
O’ Donnell hosting a Table Quiz on Friday  7th at 9:30 in the
clubhouse,  Michelle Byrne hosts a 25 Card Drive  on Saturday at
8:30pm in the clubhouse and Caroline Connaughton will host an Abba
tribute  night in Clarkes Bar on Saturday 8th. Your support for all our
contestants is very much appreciated.
Cards: Take place every Tuesday evening in
the clubhouse.  Last week’s winners; P.J and Bridie, James and Frank, last
game Pat Joe and Tim.
Get Out Get Active: Congratulations to all our participants in the Get Out Get Active
programme which concluded on Saturday.  These fantastic people have
walked, ran, squatted, lunged, danced and laughed their way through six weeks
with Raymond and Qona Cox. Many thanks to everyone who took part and we hope
the programme has inspired you to continue your fitness journey.
Win a House: Tickets for Roscommon GAA and Club
Rossie “Win a house in Dublin ” are available through the club,
please contact Nicola Byrne on (086)2242294.




Lanesboro Ballyleague notes Monday 26th November 2018

Lanesboro Ballyleague Notes

Saint Vincent de Paul

The
Saint Vincent de Paul Annual Church Gate collection will take place on Saturday
8th and Sunday 9th December at all masses in Lanesboro.
Your generosity will be greatly appreciated.

Death

On
Monday last 19th November we learned of the death at Costello’s
Nursing Home following a long illness of Cyril Gavigan. He was predeceased by
his parents Jimmy and Anne. Cyril, formerly of Thureen, was a resident in Lough
Ree Park for a good number of years. He was a man who was very diligent in
everything he done and is remembered by all that knew him in previous years as
a man who always worked very hard. He was a great conversationalist and loved
to have the chat and especially recount old times. He loved the simple things
of life and had a love of nature. His remains reposed at his family home in
Thureen on Wednesday last. On Thursday his remans were removed to St. Mary’s
Church, Lanesboro for Mass of the Resurrection and burial in Clonbonny followed
following Mass.

To
his sisters and brothers Annette, Geraldine, Tony, Garry, Bosco, Kevin, Noel,
Maria, Eamon and Martina, aunts and uncles, relatives and friends we extend our
deepest sympathy.

Table Quiz

In his bid to become King of St. Faithleach’s Ben Hussey will hosts
a Table Quiz in St. Faithleach’s clubhouse on Friday night next 30th
November. Come along, support Ben and a great night

Wedding

The
marriage took place on Friday 9th November at St. Edmund’s Parish
Church, Castletown, Co. Laois of Padraig Hanly son of Pat and Mona Hanly,
Lisnacusha and Marie Peters daughter of Michael and Teresa Peters, Kilbricken,
Portlaoise. Bestman was Cathal Chapman, friend and neighbour of the Groom and
groomsman was Benny Mc Namara brother in law of the Groom. Matron of Honour was
Susan O’Brien sister of the Bride and Bridesmaid was Sinead Moore Peters sister
in law of the Bride. The marriage ceremony was celebrated by Fr. W. Hennessy
assisted by Fr. Michael Reilly. The wedding reception took place in the County
Arms Hotel, Birr, Co. Offaly. We wish the happy couple many years of wedded
happiness.

Nurse Donlon’s memories

Memories
of Nurse Donlon continue to arrive at Stella’s desk in the library and it is
hoped that the older generation amongst us that have so many vivid memories and
it would be great to put them to paper and send them to Stella as soon as you
can.

If
you have memories of the Nurse you are invited to write them down and hand them
into Stella in the library or you can email Stella at lanesborolibrary@longfordcoco.ie
alternatively you can drop them into O’Brien’s for delivery to Stella.

Death

The
death occurred peacefully at Innis Ree Nursing Home on Friday 9th
November of Mrs. Winnifred Nee, Clonadra, Ballyleague. Una as she was more
commonly known returned to live in Clonadra with her late husband Chris
following their retirement in England. Una made an instant impact in the
community because of her gentile manner and warm personality. She will always
be remembered for her warm and welcoming smile and her deep sincerity. Her
remains reposed in Farrell’s Funeral Home on Sunday evening before being
removed to The Church of the Holy Rosary, Ballyleague. Following her Funeral
Mass on Monday Una was laid to rest in St. Coman’s Cemetery Roscommon. To her
sons Vinny and Colm, sister Mary Mulvihill, brothers John, Mattie and Joe,
relatives and many friends we would like to extend our sincere sympathy.

Wedding

The
marriage took place on Friday last 23rd November at St. Joseph’s
Church, Kilteevan of Luke Brennan, daughter of Pat Brennan and Elizabeth
O’Grady Brennan, Lismacmanus and Mairead Kilmartin, daughter of John and
Margaret Kilmartin, Aughmagree, Kilteevan. Bestman was Niall Healy, friend of
the Groom, and groomsmen were Shane Fallon, neighbour and friend, Martin
Connaughton and Cian Healy, friends of the Groom. Chief Bridesmaid was Jennifer
Kilmartin, sister of the Bride and the bridesmaids were Sinead O’Grady friend
of the Bride, and Catríona Kilmartin and Veronica Kilmartin both sisters of the
Bride. Page boy was Jay Naughton friend and niece Alannah Feeney was the flower
girl. The marriage ceremony was celebrated by Fr. Sean Beirne and Fr. Michael
Reilly. The weeding reception took place in the Bloomfield House Hotel, Mullingar.
We wish that happy couple many years of wedded bliss.

December for St. John’s Congregation

The Services in St. John’s Church during December and
Christmas are: Sunday 9th December; Carol Service at 11.30am. Sunday
23rd Holy Communion with Sunday school involvement at 11.30am

At St Coman’s Roscommon: Carol Service Thursday 13th
December at 8pm. Christmas Day, Holy Communion Service at 11.30am.

Table Quiz

There will be a Table Quiz in aid of St Coman’s in
Cattigan’s Bar Castle Street at 9pm on Wednesday 7th December. Everyone is invited to go along and support.

Sympathy

We would like to extend our deepest sympathy to James O’Malley, daughters Bridget O’Malley, Bernadette Costello and Kate Crinigan, onthe death of their mother Mrs Mamie O’Malley, Kilmacnanny, Scramogue and her brothersJimmy, Willie and Pete Kelly and her sister Bridie.

Lough Ree Bridge Club

The results of
the Lough Ree Bridge Clubs competition held for the Marie Sheeran Memorial Cup
on Wednesday 14th November are: Winners – Frank and Frances Brennan.

The result of
the competition held on Wednesday 21st November are:

North/South; 1st Philomena Walsh and Katherine Harrison,
2nd Maureen Hynes and Mona O’Flaherty, 3rd Loretto Cooney
and Freda Kenny. East/West; 1st
Brid McDermott and Una Lawlor, 2nd Patricia McGann and Mary
Jamieson, 3rd Elizabeth Clyne and Mary Connor.

Distinguished Visitor

The piece below was
taken from Lanesboro Primary School webpage:

We recently had the
great pleasure of welcoming Malcolm O’Hagan to our school following his
generous donation through the Irish American Partnership. The school applied to
the partnership for funds to begin our guided reading library and Dr. O’Hagan
very kindly met the grant application in full. Malcolm is a grandson of Master
Edward Rhatigan, who was principal of Lanesborough Primary School from 1908 –
1947. Master Rhatigan ran the school together with his wife, Malcolm’s
grandmother. Malcolm was also very generous with his time and took great
interest in listening to some children read. Afterwards, he chatted freely with
us about his memories of summer days spent in Lanesborough with his
grandparents. Ms Murphy presented Malcolm with a framed photograph of
Lanesborough by local photographer Brigid Mullooly as a token of our
appreciation.

50/50

With
just 4 Monday’s left until Christmas can all club members take and sell 50/50
tickets and help drive the sale up and up. Let’s make Christmas easy and great
for the next 4 lucky people and who knows it could be you. The 50/50 drive for
Christmas has started.

On Monday night last, the draw took
place for the weekly 50/50 draw. This week our winner was Ann Kelly, Cullentra.
The winning envelope was worth €304. Amazingly there was a family connection to
the previous week’s winner as Murell Fallon is an aunt of Ann Kelly. The club is
very appreciative to Ann and her extended family for their weekly support of
the 50/50

The club thanks everyone for their
continued support and encourage everyone to persist in your support as your
name will surely be drawn out soon. 
Tickets are on sale in local shops and businesses throughout the town at
€2 each or 3 tickets for €5. Alternatively, you can by the pink ticket for the
year for just €100 and have 2 free weeks. The club would like to thank everyone
that continues to support the draw on a weekly basis and the many people that
buy the one-year ticket.

Table Quiz

Lanesboro/Ballyleague
Badminton Club are holding their annual Table Quiz on this coming Saturday 1st
December in Clarke’s Bar in Lanesboro at 9pm, so grab a team and join in what
will be a great night.

Defibrillator
Course and Refresher

There
are a number of clubs and associations in our community and it is very
important every one of them have a number of people trained in the use of the
defibrillator.

As you may be aware in the very near future there will be a new defibrillator and defibrillator refresher course commencing. There is a great need for new peopleto learn the use of the defibrillator and there are a number of people thattheir refresher course is now due. We all know the importance of the knowledgein the use of a defibrillator and how your knowledge can and will save a lifewhen you are called upon to use your training. Ifyou want to do the upcoming course leave your name in with Martina O’Brien atthe shop, phone 043 332107/086 2460840; email martinaclyne1@gmail.com

€14,700 Tidy Towns

The
Lanesboro Tidy Towns Lottery draw took place on Tuesday morning last on the
Co-Op office. There was no winner of the €14,600, jackpot and the jackpot for
this week, will now rise to reach and the really worthwhile winning amount of
€14,700. The numbers drawn were 2, 23, 28 and 29. The winner of the €50 prize
was Barbara Ferguson, Knock, and the three €20 prizes were won by Teresa Ryan
c/o Mags, Fiona c/o Mags and and Bernie Hanley c/o Mags.

Thecommittee thanks everyone for tremendous and loyal support support.

Please
note that winners can collect their winning cheques in the Co-Op office only and
will be available from Monday to Friday from 9am to 2pm.

New Book Launch

On January 10, 1952 an Aer Lingus passenger plane, St Kevin,
coming from London to Dublin crashed into a mountain top in Snowdonia National
Park, North Wales killing all on board. 
On board was a 28-year-old local girl, Evelyn Belton, Rathcline. She was
employed by The Silk Mills Group in Dublin as Senior Overseas Fashion Buyer and
was returning from London after attending a Fashion Show.  Hers was one of the bodies recovered and she
is now buried in the family plot in Rathcline, with the funeral cortege
extending over 2 miles in length (L. Leader 19/01/52).  Family friends travelled to support the
family in Wales & England – Joe O’Brien MPSI attended the inquest in Wales
& four Rathcline men travelled to London to carry their friend shoulder
high on to the waiting plane – a custom not done in England. They were Eddie
Farrell, Mike Murray, John Hynes & P Mullooly. Sadly, all those friends
have also passed away. On the weekend 2-5 November many relatives of the
deceased met in Wales, completed the trek to the crash site and attended the
launch of ‘Shamrock 165; the unknown crash’. The book had its Irish launch in
Sligo, again attended by families of the deceased. Guest of Honour that night
was a lively Peggy Murphy Lennon, Curraghacrehan.  She spoke emotionally to other families about
her friend and cousin, Evelyn and of seeing her in December 1951 in Dublin. (Both
Peggy’s Grandmother & Evelyn’s Grandmother were sisters-Rhatigans and both
their Grandfathers were brothers – Beltons).  On the front cover of the book is the last
photo taken of Evelyn & her friend and work colleague Kay Talbot, taken only
a few hours before they parted company, the afternoon of the ill-fated flight.  Clearly visible is the bangle on Evelyn’s
wrist which was included as part of the identification.  The full story of St Kevin will be rolled out
in a three-part multi-volume format.  Included in Volume 1 is Evelyn Belton’s
story.  The limited edition, hard-backed
book is now for sale locally in Joe and Martina O’Brien’s Newsagents,
Lanesboro. 

Coffee
Morning

Cllr Micheál Carrigy would like to invite you to
attend a Coffee Morning in aid of Longford Hospice Homecare that he will be
hosting on Friday 14th December from 10am to 1pm at his
Constituency Office at 2 Dublin Street, Longford.  Go along and join Micheál
for a cuppa and a chat.  All donations going to this great cause. All
Welcome.

Fireside Tales

The
annual publication Fireside Tales by Jude Flynn has been launched for the 16
year. This yearly publication is anxiously waited on each year. It makes for
excellent reading with many brilliant stories and tales from around Longford
Town and County. The book includes contributions from locals Loretto Cooney and
Michael Casey. The book is on sale for just €20 in O’Brien’s.

Lough Ree 2000 Bridge Club

The
results of the competition held on Monday last 19th November are: N/S
1st
Kathleen Hanley and Mary Fallon, 2nd Loretto Cooney and Guest 1, joint
3rd Una Clarke and Maureen Hynes and Philomena Walsh and Noreen
Dunne. E/W 1st Catherine Harrison and Essie Nugent, 2nd
tie between Carol Hamill and Anne Nugent & Mary Mc Gushin and Maura Hanley.

This week in our library

Knitting & Crochet Group
Knitting & Crochet group continues every
Monday 2pm to 4pm.  New members always welcome!
Poetry
& Music Group

Poetry & Music group continues at the
library on Monday 26th November 4.15-5.30pm. All welcome to come along and join
in with this very vibrant group!
ESOL
Class

ESOL (English for speakers of other languages)
continues every Tuesday evening at 7pm at the library.
Babble
& Books Parent & Toddler Group

Group will continue every Wednesday morning at
10.30am. All welcome to come along and interact with other children ages 0-4
yrs., play with our Lego table/building blocks, toy box, colouring tables
and hear a story or two!
At the group on Wednesday 12th December, there
will be a special Christmas Story Time with Penny! Mark it in your diaries now!
All welcome!
Minding
Yourself Programme with Paul Marsden

‘Minding Yourself’ with Paul Marsden – a 2-week
programme of Mindfulness and Wellbeing will take place in Lanesboro Library
on Monday 26th November and Monday 3rd December at
7pm.  Week 1 – Mindfulness and Resilience, Week 2 – Mindfulness and Sleep.
All are welcome to this FREE event and no booking is required.
Christmas
Flower Arranging Demonstration

We will have a Christmas Flower Arranging
Demonstration with Mary Holmes on Monday 10th
December at
6.30pm.  All arrangements will be raffled on the night!
This is a FREE event but you must book your
place.
Call Stella on 0433321291 or email
lanesborolibrary@longfordcoco.ie<mailto:lanesborolibrary@longfordcoco.ie>
to book!
Nurse
Donlon’s Sweet Shop
Do you remember Nurse Donlon who had the
little sweet shop at West End Lanesboro?  What are your memories?
Do you remember Nurse Donlon and her three
sisters in the shop?
Did you have a hot pot of tea and something to
eat in her café, maybe while attending Fair Day?
While Nurse Margaret was District Nurse in
Lanesboro, are you one of the babies whom she delivered in your home? Are you a
parent of one of those children who were home birthed?
If you have any photographs, memories or stories
of Nurse Donlon, please write them down and hand them into Stella in Lanesboro
Library or Joe O’Brien’s Corner Shop or email lanesborolibrary@longfordcoco.ie
or joeaobrien@outlook.com
We need all your stories and memories in order
to celebrate Nurse Donlon’s life!
Science
Week Event – Book Club

At our Book Club meeting on Friday 30th
November at 11am, we
will have Jackie Gorman from Midland Science attending.  Jackie will be
discussing Robert McFarlane’s book ‘The Lost Words’.  This is a wonderful
poetry book for all ages, which relates to many natural words we remember from
childhood being removed from dictionaries because they are no longer considered
relevant. Words like ‘acorn ’,‘buttercup’ and ‘conker’ to mention a few.
All are welcome to attend this free event.
Opening
Hours
Monday 2pm – 8pm, Tuesday 2pm – 6pm, Wed
& Fri 10am – 1pm & 2pm – 5pm,
Sat 10am – 1pm.
Foreign
Currency & Used Stamps
We are still collecting unwanted foreign
currency and old coins/notes in aid of ISPCC. The smallest donation can make a
huge difference.
We also collect used stamps in aid of
ISPCC.  Thank you.

Free
Digital skills course

Seetec Longford is offering a fully funded digital
skills course aimed at helping people undertake everyday tasks such as online
banking, shopping, as well as mastering smartphone Apps & Social Media.

The course will be for 2.5 hours a day for 4 days and
will be hosted at Seetec’ s Longford centre. Individuals and groups catered
for.  Register your interest by calling 0433349212 or email digitalskillslongford@seetec.ie Seetec is opposite Ganley’s Units
4-6, Red Leaf House, Townparks, Longford.

Ballyboro

Another hectic week on and off the
playing fields.
  The under 10s were involved in a 10 goal thriller with
Ballymahon. The game ended with honours even with Oisin Dillon notching all
five goals for Ballyboro. Team: Micheal Sorohan, Eoghan Mullooly, Leon Malkowski,
Eoin Beattie, Rian Shanley, Dan Casey, Rian Hogan. Oisin Dillon. Subs: Evan
Rooney, Harry Brogan, Patrick Gilmore, Ciaran McGloin, Sean O’Dowd, Eoin
Connell, Keilon Gilmore.

The under 12s unbeaten league run came
to an end when they were defeated by UCL. An early sending off left the
Ballyboro lads facing an uphill battle, and ULC made full use of their
numerical advantage winning by a 6-1 margin. Ben Murphy scored the Ballyboro
goal. Team: Ronan Cox, Jack Brogan, Jack Casey, David Cox, Ethan Slattery, Christian
Donlon, Euan Cullen, Ben Murphy, Billy Murray. Subs: Callum Farrell, Liam
Rhatigan, Luke Johnston.
The under 13s were defeated by UCL Harps 5-2. Once again,
an early sending off left the team with a mountain to climb as UCL finished the
stronger team. Euan Cullen and Joey Trimble (a cracking free kick) scored for
Ballyboro. Team: Sam Glennon, Josh Crawford, Jack Casey, Cormac O’Dowd, Rory
Carling, Joey Trimble, Christian Donlon, Conor Farrell, Alex Forde, Eoin Cox, Euan
Cullen. Subs: James Mimnagh, Christov, Jack Naughton.
The under 14s got back on the winning trail when they got the
better of Ardagh by a 3-2 margin. Matthew Heneghan, Bryan Mullooly, and Christy
Burke scored for Ballyboro. Team: Briain Farrell, Jack McGloin, Cormac O’Dowd, Ryan
Byrne, Paul Byrne, Bryan Mullooly, Shane Ross, Sam Murphy, Ciaran O’Dowd, Christy
Burke, Matthew Heneghan. Subs: Jimmy Farrell, Francis Brady.
The under 16 team had most of the play against Castlepollard,
but they found it difficult to translate their superiority into scores. The
game finished level at 2-2, with Owen Farrell and Oisin Kenny finding the net
for Ballyboro. Team: Jack Madigan, Cormac Casey, Shane Killian, Kevin McDonagh,
Chris O’Loughlin, Oisin Kenny, Rian Murphy, Daniel Hayden, Jack Murray, Cillian
Cox, Owen Farrell,
The under 8 blitz scheduled for Saturday was postponed due to
a bereavement in Drumlish.
The Last Man Standing fundraiser for the Astroturf Project
proved to be very successful. Thanks to all who bought and sold cards, and a
special word of commendation to the LMS coordinator Mark Tarmey.

Fixtures: The under 13s are at home to
Newtown Jaguars at 11am on Saturday. The under 14s play Stonepark at home on
Sunday, k.o. 11.30am. Also, on Sunday the under 16s are away to UCL Harps with
a 2pm start.

Rathcline GAA – ‘Be
with us Be a part of Us’
.

Minor AGM Postponed

The
Annual General Meeting of the Shannon Gaels Minor club due to take place on
Sunday last 25th November in the clubhouse in Clonbonny had to be
postponed owing to the death of Mrs Mamie O’Malley, Kilmacnanny, Scramogue aunt of
our treasurer Mary Teresa Mc Grath.

The
club extend their deepest sympathy to Mary Teresa Mc Grath, her family, The O’Malley
and Kelly families on their sad loss.

The
AGM has been rescheduled for Sunday next 2nd December in the clubhouse
at 7pm. Please attend.

Final Game

The
final game of a long and successful season will take place on Friday night next
30th November at Mc Gann Park Kenagh with a throw in time of 8.30pm.
Our team joined with Grattan’s to compete in the U20 championship will play
Carrick Sarsfields in the Final of this competition. We hope everyone in the
parish will make the effort to go along. We wish the team management and panel
the very best of luck.

Bake

The
Rathcline GAA Annual ‘Cake Fare’ that will take place on Sunday 9th
December in St. Marys Parish Hall.

This is a call for as many as possible to bake for the day
and offer their cakes, bread, loaves. You are invited to let Pat, Michelle know
that you are baking, or you can leave your name in with Martina O’Brien. The
success of the day really depends on you offering your cakes, bread or scones
to the club for sale.

Congratulations

The club would like to congratulate Mullinalaghta on their
fabulous win on Sunday last in the Leinster semi-final. They have made history in
reaching the final as the first Longford team to play in a Leinster Senior club
final. Good luck to them against Kilmacud Crokes on Sunday 9th
December.

50/50

With
just 4 Monday’s left until Christmas can all club members take and sell 50/50
tickets and help drive the sale up and up. Let’s make Christmas easy and great
for the next 4 lucky people and who knows it could be you. The 50/50 drive for
Christmas has started.

On Monday night last, the draw took
place for the weekly 50/50 draw. This week our winner was Ann Kelly, Cullentra.
The winning envelope was worth €304. Amazingly there was a family connection to
the previous week’s winner as Murell Fallon is an aunt of Ann Kelly. The club is
very appreciative to Ann and her extended family for their weekly support of
the weekly 50/50

The club thanks everyone for their
continued support and encourage everyone to persist in your support as your
name will surely be drawn out soon. 
Tickets are on sale in local shops and businesses throughout the town at
€2 each or 3 tickets for €5. Alternatively, you can by the pink ticket for the
year for just €100 and have 2 free weeks. The club would like to thank everyone
that continues to support the draw on a weekly basis and the many people that
buy the one-year ticket.

St. Faithleach’s GAA

U20 D2 Championship: Hard
luck to our U20’s who lost out to Castlerea on Sunday afternoon. Result: St. Faithleach’s
2-6 Castlerea 2-14. Many thanks to the management team of Gerry O’Donnell,
Walter Burke and Cathal Gunn for their hard work and dedication throughout the
championship. Panel: Michael O’Donnell, Gavin Carberry, Karl Nerney,
Mark Gill, Ruairi Trimble, Darren Nerney,  Daniel McDermott, Colm
Mangan, Connell Kennelly, James Browne, Daniel Foley, Connor Smith, Liam
Ormsby, Jordan Donlon, Michael  Dunne, Ronan Banahan, Kevin Trautt, Ian Trautt,
Cian O’Brien, Nathan McGovern.

Minor Club AGM: Takes place on
Thursday 29th of November in the clubhouse. All parents/members are encouraged
to attend. “Your Club, Your Say”.

St. Faithleach’s GAA AGM: St. Faithleach’s
GAA A.G.M. takes place on Sunday 9th. All members are invited to attend.

King and Queen of St. Faithleach’s:
Well done to Brian Scally who hosted a very successful Tractor Run on Sunday
afternoon last. Ben Hussey hosts his Table Quiz in the clubhouse on Friday 30th
and Michelle Byrne hosts her 25 Card Drive on Saturday 8th in the
clubhouse. 




Lanesboro Ballyleague notes Monday 19th November 2018

Lanesboro Ballyleague Notes

Fermoyle NS Parents Association

Fermoyle
National School Parents Association will hold their annual Church Gate
collection next weekend Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th
November at all masses. Your usual generous contributions will be greatly
appreciated.

Shannon Gaels AGM

The
Annual General Meeting of the Shannon Gaels Monir club will take place on
Sunday next 25th November at 7pm in the clubhouse in Clonbonny.

The
club had a great year and look to continues its growth. All parents of players,
all supporters of the club and new families into our community are invited to
come along to the meeting. Everyone’s support and input will help to drive and
progress the club and your input is vital to our progression.

Mass for Deceased residents of estates

There
was a large attendance at the annual Mass for the deceased residents of the
Green housing estate on Thursday last. Afterwards there were light refreshment
in St. Mary’s Parish Hall. The organisers would like to thank everyone for
their attendance.

Afterwards
it was decided to involve the other two Bord na Mona estates in our locality
and invite them to participate next year. So next year we will be celebrating
the families and friends of everyone that lived on the Green, Derryhaun and
Cloontuskert.

The
organisers would at this very early stage like to ask everyone with a
connection and their friends to the three estates to mark in their diaries for
2019 the second Thursday of November Thursday 14th November for 10am
Mass and refreshments afterwards in St. Mary’s Parish Hall. The organisers look
forward to welcoming everybody and the renewing of past friendship of
neighbours and workmates and their families.

Saint Vincent de Paul

The
Saint Vincent de Paul Annual Church Gate collection will take place on Saturday
8th and Sunday 9th December at all masses in Lanesboro.
Your generosity will be greatly appreciated.

Marriage

The
marriage took place on Friday last 16th November in the Church of Our Lady of the
Holy Rosary, Ballyleague of Padraig Murray son of the late Paddy and
Doreen Murray, Cloontuskert and Olive Kenny daughter of Henry and Mary Kenny,
Cloontuskert. Bestman was Derek Murray brother of the groom and groomsmen were
Eoin Murray son of the bride and groom, and Raymond Cox, friend of the groom.
Chief bridesmaid was Emma Kenny daughter of the of the bride and groom, Katie
Murray daughter of the bride and groom and Claire Kenny sister of the bride.
Flower girl was Sinead Murray daughter of the bride and groom. Page boy was
James Murray son of the bride and groom. The marriage ceremony was celebrated
by Fr. Dusmanta Mahanyak, Ballyleague and
Kilgefin Parish assisted by Fr. John Mc Manus, PP Castlerea and former PP in
Ballyleague.

The
wedding reception took place in the Athlone Springs Hotel. We wish the happy
couple and their family a long, happy and healthy life.

Death

What
can we say that in anyway can be sufficient to describe the man we lost last
week? On Thursday last 15th November the news broke of the death at
Mullingar Regional Hospital of Billy Clabby, Lisnacusha saddened us all. Billy
to young and old was a man of great character, a man of great spirit and life.
He epitomised everything that was good in life. Billy was a wonderful person
with a great love of his parish. He was a great supporter of all and wanted
everybody to be successful in all they done, and he was full of encouragement.
No more will we receive that warm welcome and great smile. Billy left us lots
of memories and you cannot be filled with a warmth when you think of him. He
lived his life in Lisnacusha and there was not a local event that he was not in
attendance. He loved to dance and there was much music and happiness in his
heart and life. Billy was a diligent farmer and farmed his land with a keen
interest and love of nature. He was a wonderful neighbour and friend and his
passing will leave us all the poorer for his departing but richer for having
known him.

His
remains reposed at his residence on Friday last and on Saturday he was removed
to St. Mary’s Church Lanesboro for his Funeral Mass. Interment took place
afterwards to Rathcline cemetery. To his sister Marcella, nephews, nieces, and
a legion of friends we extend our sincere sympathy.

Lanesboro CC
Open Day

Lanesboro Community College will hold their open day
for 5th and 6th class pupils on this Thursday 22nd November. 
Students will have the opportunity to attend classes, meet students and
teachers and experience secondary school for a day.  All parents are welcome
to visit the school on the evening of the 22nd November between 7:00 p.m. and
9:00 p.m. to find out more about the school.  Principals address will
begin at 7:00 p.m. followed by a tour of the school where you will meet our
students and teachers.  Please contact the school for more details on
043 3321139

Angling Hub AGM

The Annual General
Meeting of the Lough Ree Angling hub will take place on Wednesday night next
November 21st at 9pm in the Yacht Bar, Lanesborough. The hub has a
busy year ahead with new fishing competitions, new development projects and
plans to promote the area’s angling tourism potential in the UK and throughout
Europe so we need as many people as possible to attend the AGM. For more
information please contact Andy at 0433321734 

Nurse Donlon’s memories

Memories
of Nurse Donlon continue to arrive at Stella’s desk in the library and it is
hoped that the older generation amongst us that have so many vivid memories and
it would be great to put them to paper and send them to Stella as soon as you
can.

If
you have memories of the Nurse you are invited to write them down and hand them
into Stella in the library or you can email Stella at lanesborolibrary@longfordcoco.ie
alternatively you can drop them into O’Brien’s for delivery to Stella.

New Book from Jack Harte

Rehabilitating
the Serpent is the latest book by local author and playwright Jack Harte. Jack
formerly of the Green is a prolific writer with a great number of books
published and many translated to other languages. Jack’s writing makes
infectious reading and this latest book is no different and will create a great
number of emotions as you read through. The book is on sae in O’Brien’s, a
great read and a wonderful Christmas present.

Recipe or Bake

This is the is the last call for recipes for the Rathcline
booklet. The Rathcline GAA Annual ‘Cake Fare’ that will take place on Sunday 9th
December in St. Marys Parish Hall and there has been a great response to the call
for recipes. The club would like to thank everyone that has contributed so far.

If you would like to have your favourite recipe or indeed an
old family one included in the publication, simply handwrite or type it up and
leave it in to Martina O’Brien or you can contact Pat Connerton on 0861617501
or Michelle Connerton on 0861699466.

There is also a call for as many as possible to bake for the
day and offer their cakes, bread, loaves. You are invited to let Pat, Michelle
know that you are baking, or you can leave your name in with Martina O’Brien.
The success of the day really depends on you offering your cakes, bread or
scones to the club for sale.

50/50

With just 5 Monday’s left until Christmas can all club
members take and sell 50/50 tickets and help drive the sale up and up. Let’s
make Christmas easy and great for the next 5 lucky people and who knows it
could be you. The 50/50 drive starts today.

On Monday night last, the draw took
place for the weekly 50/50 draw. This week our winner was Murell Fallon, Kenagh.
The winning envelope was worth €304. Congratulations to Murell on her great win
and the club also thanks her for her weekly support of the 50/50

The club thanks everyone for their
continued support and encourage everyone to persist in your support as your
name will surely be drawn out soon. 
Tickets are on sale in local shops and businesses throughout the town at
€2 each or 3 tickets for €5. Alternatively, you can by the pink ticket for the
year for just €100 and have 2 free weeks. The club would like to thank everyone
that continues to support the draw on a weekly basis and the many people that
buy the one-year ticket.

King and Queen of St.
Faithleach’s

The competition
for King and Queen of St Faithleach is continuing apace and the next event will
be the tractor run where Brian Scally is holding a Tractor Run Sunday next 25th
November at 1pm.  It starts from St Faithleach’s G.A.A grounds. Entry fee
€15. Running at the same time will be a kid’s tractor run on the same day where
kids can bring their own tractors. Entry fee I for this is just €5. Your
support is very much appreciated. 

Table Quiz

Lanesboro/Ballyleague
Badminton Club are holding their annual Table Quiz on Saturday the 1st
December in Clarke’s Bar in Lanesboro at 9pm, so grab a team and join in what
will be a great night.

Lough Ree AC

The highlight of last Sunday’s run was the performance of
Tadgh Shea.  For the first time the
starter decided to let all runners off together.  After about 60 metres Tadgh, one of our
youngest runners was with the leading group, then he fell on the hard tarmac
and was lucky nobody fell on top of him… Did he cry …. you must be
joking!!!!! The youngster got up, dusted himself down and carried on.  If that did not show character, there was
more to come.  Ten minutes later who was
second runner to the pass the finish line but our hero.  10/10 for his performance may it be the first
of many. 

Congratulations to Longford AC on their success at the
Longford Sports Star Awards at the weekend. Sunday morning runs continue in
Clonbonny and looking forward to our Junior Christmas morning Fun Run.  More details later.

Defibrillator
Course and Refresher

There are a number of clubs and associations in our
community and it is very important every one of them have a number of people
trained in the use of the defibrillator.

As you may be aware in the very near future there will be
a new defibrillator and defibrillator refresher course commencing. There is a
great need for new people to learn the use of the defibrillator and there are a
number of people that their refresher course is now due. We all know the
importance of the knowledge in the use of a defibrillator and how your
knowledge can and will save a life when you are called upon to use your
training.

If you want to do the upcoming course leave your name in
with Martina O’Brien at the shop, phone 043 332107/086 2460840; email martinaclyne1@gmail.com

On Monday night last, the draw took
place for the weekly 50/50 draw. This week our winner was Geraldine Skelly. Geraldine
has now had the winning envelope for the third time. The winning envelope was
worth €317. Congratulations to Geraldine on her great win and the club also
thanks her for her weekly support of the 50/50

The club thanks everyone for their continued
support and encourage everyone to persist in your support as your name will
surely be drawn out soon.  Tickets are on
sale in local shops and businesses throughout the town at €2 each or 3 tickets
for €5. Alternatively, you can by the pink ticket for the year for just €100
and have 2 free weeks. The club would like to thank everyone that continues to
support the draw on a weekly basis and the many people that buy the one-year
ticket.

Ballyboro Astro

The Ballyboro Astro Football
committee is developing a new sports facility in the area for the good of the
community and has decided to hold auditions in the first week of January with a
view to staging ‘a Night in Hollywood’ an ‘Oscar Night’ spectacular around
Easter next year – as a major fundraiser for our new community astro pitch at
the Community College here. We would now like to hear from all local people who
have an interest in taking a short acting role in one of these compact
8-10-minute-long film scenes – which will be filmed around St Patricks Day and
played for the one and only time at the big screen at our big Oscar night show.
We need up to 140 people to take part – there will be up to 8 films to choose
from (such as The Field , Sister Act, Brave Heart, Forest Gump etc ) there will
be small speaking roles , silent roles and lots of extras required and a
producer will be laid on to help you get into the role for the film so it’s
going to be lots of fun and should be good craic too. If you’re up for a bit of
craic and a Big Big night out after Easter to help us raise funds for the
community pitch please contact any member of our committee: Jason Fallon,
Stephen Rooney, Eddie Kelly, Seamus Sorohan, Karl Crawford, Mark Tarmey, Lee
Cullen, Ann McGloin, Ronnie Johnston, Eamon Bolger, Kevin Connaughton, John
Tynan, Ciaran Mullooly, Carol Donlon, Dave Gilmore, Kieran Feeney. Thank
You 

€14,300 Tidy Towns

The
Lanesboro Tidy Towns Lottery draw took place on Tuesday morning last on the
Co-Op office. There was no winner of the €14,400, jackpot and the jackpot for
this week, will now rise to reach and the really worthwhile winning amount of
€14,500. The numbers drawn were 10, 20, 22 and 23. The winner of the €50 prize
was Carmel and Ethna c/o Adie’s, and the three €20 prizes were won by Patsy c/o
Mags, Tony Naughton, Carrowstrawley and Declan/Luke and James Curran, Carraroe.

The
committee thanks everyone for tremendous and loyal support support.

Please
note that winners can collect their winning cheques in the Co-Op office only and
will be available from Monday to Friday from 9am to 2pm.

Ballyboro  

It was a busy weekend once again
with five teams in action.
The under 9s were involved in a very productive blitz on
Saturday along with Melview and Gaels United. All the players performed very well,
and they can be very pleased with their displays. Panel: Charlie Boardman, Darragh
Donlon, Cathal Hanley, Alfie Murphy, Shane Farrell, Harry Brogan, James
Carroll, Jack Cassidy, Tim Kenny, Josh Curran.
  An understrength under 11 team found Melview a bit too
strong for them. After a disjointed first half the team improved in the second
period, and considering it was their first game of the season they will improve
from game to game. Panel: Michael Sorohan, Callum Farrell, Rian Hogan, Ethan
Slattery, Rian Shanley, Ryan Mimnagh, Eoin Beattie, Ciaran McGloin, Dan Casey, Eoin
Farrell.
The under 13 team were in fine fettle versus Castlepollard
and they finished as comfortable winners. Team and scorers: Sam Glennon, Josh
Crawford, Cormac O’Dowd, Jack Casey (2), James Mimnagh, Christian Donlon (1), Joey
Trimble (2), Alex Forde, Conor Farrell, Eoin”Mbappe”Cox (4), Euan
Cullen. subs Jack Naughton(1),Luke Cullen.
 The under 16 team performed very well against UCL Harps
before going down by the odd goal in seven. Goals by Jack Murray (2), and Kevin
Tansey for Ballyboro left the teams level halfway through the second half, but
a lack of discipline which resulted in a red card was to prove costly, as UCL
scored a late goal to snatch the spoils. Team: Jack Madigan, Chris O’Loughlin, Shane
Kenny, Kevin McDonagh, Cormac Casey, Oisin Kenny, Rian Mimnagh, Kevin Tansey, Jack
Murray, Niall Fisher, Cillian Cox. Sub. Callum Gordon.
 The 14s lost out to a very useful UCL team on Saturday.
UCL won the under 13 league last year and they had too many aces for the
Ballyboro lads. Team: Briain Farrell, Jack McGloin, Jack Flynn, Bryan Mullooly,
Paul Byrne, Ciaran O’Dowd, Ryan Byrne, Shane Ross, Christy Burke, Matthew
Heneghan, Sam Murphy. Subs Cormac O’Dowd, Luke Dowd.
The Last Man Standing fundraiser for the Astroturf Project is
proving very popular. All cards must be in by this Thursday. Cards are
available from any committee member.

Fixtures: The under 8s will be
participating in a blitz on Saturday in Drumlish
starting at 11am. Other teams involved are Inny FC and Gaels United.

The under 10s play Ballymahon at
Ballymahon Astro on Saturday k.o. 12 noon. Fixtures for the under 12, under 14,
and under 16 teams not to hand.

Weekly
Bingo

You are reminded that the Ballyleague
Bingo continues every Thursday night in Ballyleague hall commencing at 8.30pm.
Ballyleague Bingo is renowned as the biggest and best bingo in the area. There
is €200 to be won on every page and a snowball prize of €2000. Go along and
support and who knows the snowball or one of the other prizes may be yours.

This week in our library

Knitting & Crochet Group
Knitting & Crochet group continues every
Monday 2pm to 4pm.  New members always welcome!
Poetry
& Music Group

Poetry & Music group continues at the
library on Monday 26th November 4.15-5.30pm. All welcome to come along and join
in with this very vibrant group!
ESOL
Class

ESOL (English for speakers of other languages)
continues every Tuesday evening at 7pm at the library.
Babble
& Books Parent & Toddler Group

This group will continue every Wednesday morning
at 10.30am. All welcome to come along and interact with other children ages 0-4
yrs., play with our Lego table/building blocks, toy box, colouring tables and
hear a story or two!
Cloontagh N.S World War 1 Project
Cloontagh National School have their very
informative World War 1 project on display in the Library this week. All are
welcome to drop in and have a browse through their great work.
Minding
Yourself Programme with Paul Marsden

‘Minding Yourself’ with Paul Marsden – a 2-week
programme of Mindfulness and Wellbeing will take place in Lanesboro Library
on Monday 26th November and Monday 3rd December
at 7pm.  Week 1 – Mindfulness and Resilience, Week 2 – Mindfulness and
Sleep. All are welcome to this FREE event and no booking is required.
Nurse
Donlon’s Sweet Shop

Do you remember Nurse Donlon who had the little
sweet shop at West End Lanesboro?  What are your memories?
Do you remember Nurse Donlon and her three
sisters in the shop?
Did you have a hot pot of tea and something to
eat in her café, maybe while attending Fair Day?
While Nurse Margaret was District Nurse in
Lanesboro, are you one of the babies whom she delivered in your home? Are you a
parent of one of those children who were home birthed?
If you have any photographs, memories or stories
of Nurse Donlon, please write them down and hand them into Stella in Lanesboro
Library or Joe O’Brien’s Corner Shop or email lanesborolibrary@longfordcoco.ie  or joeaobrien@outlook.com
We need all your stories and memories in order
to celebrate Nurse Donlon’s life!
Science
Week Event
At our Book Club meeting on Friday 30th
November at 11am, we
will have Jackie Gorman from Midland Science attending.  Jackie will be
discussing Robert McFarlane’s book ‘The Lost Words’.  This is a wonderful
poetry book for all ages, which relates to many natural words we remember from
childhood being removed from dictionaries because they are no longer considered
relevant. Words like ‘acorn’, ‘buttercup’ and ‘conker’ to mention a few.
All are welcome to attend this free event.
Opening
Hours

Monday 2pm – 8pm, Tuesday 2pm – 6pm, Wed &
Fri 10am – 1pm & 2pm – 5pm,
Sat 10am – 1pm.
Foreign
Currency & Used Stamps
We are still collecting unwanted foreign
currency and old coins/notes in aid of ISPCC. The smallest donation can make a
huge difference.
We also collect used stamps in aid of
ISPCC.  Thank you.
Rathcline GAA – ‘Be with us Be part of Us’.

Minor AGM

The
Annual General Meeting of the Shannon Gaels Monir club will take place on
Sunday next 25th November at 7pm in the clubhouse in Clonbonny.

The
club had a great year and look to continues its growth. All parents of players,
all supporters of the club and new families into our community are invited to
come along to the meeting. Everyone’s support and input will help to drive and
progress the club and your input is vital to our progression.

No Luck

Last
weekend our senior side played Carrickedmond in the Patsy Reilly Cup final in
Kenagh. For the second week in a row we came up short but overall it was a
great year for the club having regained our senior status by winning the
Intermediate Championship and also achieving promotion to Division 1.

A
word of thanks to team manager Liam Tully, his selectors, his physios and
everyone else that helped out in making this a fantastic year.

Final Game

The
final game of a long and successful season will take place on Friday week 30th
November at a venue yet to be announced. Our team joined with Grattan’s to compete
in the U20 championship will play Carrick Sarsfields in the Final of this competition.
We hope everyone in the parish will make the effort to go along.

Recipes or Bake

This is the is the last call for recipes for the Rathcline
booklet. The Rathcline GAA Annual ‘Cake Fare’ that will take place on Sunday 9th
December in St. Marys Parish Hall and there has been a great response to the
call for recipes. The club would like to thank everyone that has contributed so
far.

If you would like to have your favourite recipe or indeed an
old family one included in the publication, simply handwrite or type it up and
leave it in to Martina O’Brien or you can contact Pat Connerton on 0861617501
or Michelle Connerton on 0861699466.

There is also a call for as many as possible to bake for the
day and offer their cakes, bread, loaves. You are invited to let Pat, Michelle
know that you are baking, or you can leave your name in with Martina O’Brien.
The success of the day really depends on you offering your cakes, bread or
scones to the club for sale.

50/50

With just 5 Monday’s left until Christmas can all club
members take and sell 50/50 tickets and help drive the sale up and up. Let’s
make Christmas easy and great for the next 5 lucky people and who knows it
could be you. The 50/50 drive starts today.

On Monday night last, the draw took
place for the weekly 50/50 draw. This week our winner was Murell Fallon, Kenagh.
The winning envelope was worth €304. Congratulations to Murell on her great win
and the club also thanks her for her weekly support of the 50/50

The club thanks everyone for their
continued support and encourage everyone to persist in your support as your
name will surely be drawn out soon. 
Tickets are on sale in local shops and businesses throughout the town at
€2 each or 3 tickets for €5. Alternatively, you can by the pink ticket for the
year for just €100 and have 2 free weeks. The club would like to thank everyone
that continues to support the draw on a weekly basis and the many people that
buy the one-year ticket.

St. Faithleach’s GAA

U20 D2 Championship:  St. Faithleach’s play Castlerea
St. Kevin’s on Sunday 25th at 12 noon in Ballyleague.  Your
support is appreciated. 
Minor Club A.G.M.: The Minor Club AGM will be
held on Thursday 29th Nov at 8:30pm in the clubhouse.  All
parents/members are encouraged to attend. “Your Club, Your Say” King
and Queen of St. Faithleach’s: Our contestants for King and
Queen are busy this coming weekend with Ben Hussey hosting his Table Quiz on
Friday 23rd in the Clubhouse. (€10 per person/€40 per table), and
Brian Scally hosting a Tractor Run from club grounds on Sunday 25th at 1pm.
(€15 per tractor, €5 per child). Your support for all our contestants is
very much appreciated. 
Card’s: Take place every Tuesday evening in the
clubhouse.  Last week’s winners; Peggy and Barney, Mike and Noel, Sean and
Frank, last game Tim and Harry. 




Lanesboro Ballyleague notes Monday 12th November 2018

Lanesboro Ballyleague Notes

Mass for Deceased Green residents

Mass for the deceased residents of the Green and Doireaghan
will be celebrated, by Fr. Michael, on Thursday next 15th at 10.00am
in St. Mary’s Church. As usual refreshments, generously sponsored by Joe and
Martina of The Corner Shop, will be available in the parish hall immediately
after Mass. This has proven to be a very enjoyable event, providing as it does
an opportunity to renew old acquaintance’s and remember those who may no longer
be with us. All are welcome.

Lanesboro CC
Open Day

Lanesboro Community College will hold their open day
for 5th and 6th class pupils on Thursday 22nd November. 
Students will have the opportunity to attend classes, meet students and
teachers and experience secondary school for a day.  All parents are
welcome to visit the school on the evening of the 22nd November between 7:00
p.m. and 9:00 p.m. to find out more about the school.  Principals address
will begin at 7:00 p.m. followed by a tour of the school where you will meet
our students and teachers.  Please contact the school for more
details on 043 3321139

Nurse Donlon

Since
I put the piece in the notes last week regarding Nurse Donlon there has been a
tremendous verbal reaction with so many people recounting their memories. What
is now needed tis that all of those memories will be penned to paper and
delivered or emailed to Stella at the library. 
Come on you ladies with your sewing baskets who as youngsters were going
to the nurse’s shop it is time for you to put it onto paper, Stella would love
to hear from you.

Nurse
Margaret Donlon was the District Nurse in Lanesboro, are you one of the babies
whom she delivered at home. Are you an older family member that remembers the
famous Nurse arriving for home-birth?

If
you have memories of the Nurse you are invited to write them down and hand them
into Stella in the library or you can email Stella at lanesborolibrary@longfordcoco.ie
alternatively you can drop them into O’Brien’s for delivery to Stella.

Lough Ree Bridge Club

The
results of the competition held on Wednesday 7th November were: N/S
1st Gemma Douglas and Elish Gray, 2nd Brid Mc Dermott and
Una Lawlor, 3rd Frank and Frances Brennan. E/W 1st
Patricia Mc Gann and Mary Jameson, 2nd Philomena Walsh and Katharine
Harrison, 3rd Maureen Hynes and Mary Farrell.

New Book from Jack Harte

Rehabilitating
the Serpent is the latest book by local author and playwright Jack Harte. Jack
formerly of the Green is a prolific writer with a great number of books
published and many translated to other languages. Jack’s writing makes
infectious reading and this latest book is no different and will create a great
number of emotions as you read through. The book is on sae in O’Brien’s, a
great read and a wonderful Christmas present.

ESB Mass for Deceased Members

On
Wednesday night 14th November the Annual Mass for deceased members
of staff of ESB Lanesborough will take place in the Sports and Social Club at
8pm.

Pathways to Power

Four
former EBS Power Station staff launched their new book ‘Pathways to Power’ in
St Mary’s Parish Hall on Monday last 5th November on the history of
Lanesborough Power Station. There was a full hall in attendance for the launch
of this excellent book and for those that worked and indeed for all locals that
grew up with the building it is essential reading. It evokes many memories and
like the launch it brings back to mind the faces of the many people that worked
there from its building in the early 50’s, commissioning in 1958 right up to
the present day. The book lives up to is name as a pathway as it takes us right
along the path from the very outset.

Lanesboro
Power Station, ESB and its staff right from the outset owes a great deal of
debt to JJ Fallon, Patsy Fallon, John Loughlin and Brendan Whitty for this book
which is a tremendous acknowledgement of the people of Lanesborough’s Power
Station. The will soon be available in O’Brien’s and there is no doubt whatsoever
but it will be flying off the shelves.

Have you a
Recipe?

The Rathcline GAA Annual ‘Cake Fare’ that will take place on
Sunday 9th December in St. Marys Parish Hall is seeking your help in
collecting recipes you may have and that you may like to share them. The idea
is to produce a collection with all your recipes included and, on the 9th
December, it is intended to launch a collection of recipes gathered from around
Rathcline parish. This idea has really taken off and a host of people have
already shared their recipes. Recipes have been flowing in and as the closing
date for the recipes is fast approaching it is very important that you, if you
wish to share your recipe, get your recipe in as quickly as possible.

In recent years there has been a great shift to the number
of men cooking and baking and the committee would love to hear from them as
well as all the ladies that are continually creating great food and confectionery
from their chosen recipes.

If you would like to have your favourite recipe or indeed an
old family one included in the publication, simply handwrite or type it up and
leave it in to Joe or Martina O’Brien or you can contact Pat Connerton on
0861617501 or Michelle Connerton on 0861699466.

Without doubt there are surely a huge number of recipes
handed down safely stowed away in presses, drawers and attics. Now is the time
to dust them off and share them with us. Thanking you in advance.

With time closing in for the printing of the booklet you are
asked to get your recipes to us as soon as possible as we will have the booklet
available for the Cake Fare

The club is looking forward to hearing from everybody with a
connection to our parish and we look forward to adding your recipe into the
publication.

King and Queen of St.
Faithleach’s

The competition
for King and Queen of St Faithleach is continuing apace and the next event will
be the tractor run where Brian Scally is holding a Tractor Run Sunday 25th
November at 1pm.  It starts from St Faithleach’s G.A.A grounds. Entry fee
€15. Running at the same time will be a kid’s tractor run on the same day where
kids can bring their own tractors. Entry fee I for this is just €5. Your
support is very much appreciated. 

Ballyleague
Kilgefin Christmas Lights

It’s that time of the year again and
after all the tremendous work in the town on both sides of the bridge in recent
years, the Ballyleague -Kilgefin Christmas lights group will start work to
erect the Christmas lights and trees on this Saturday November 17th at 10.30am. To get a good start it is
imperative that we have as many helpers as possible on this day as 90 per cent
of the work will be done on that day so this is an appeal to everyone in the
town and the local area who is available to come along on this Saturday 17th.
The meeting point is Ballyleague hall at 10.30am and, with lots of help, we will be
finished in a few hours. If you can help in any way, please call Noel Moran
at 086 2936180 

Defibrillator
Course and Refresher

There are a number of clubs and associations in our
community and it is very important every one of them have a number of people
trained in the use of the defibrillator.

As you may be aware in the very near future there will be
a new defibrillator and defibrillator refresher course commencing. There is a
great need for new people to learn the use of the defibrillator and there are a
number of people that their refresher course is now due. We all know the
importance of the knowledge in the use of a defibrillator and how your
knowledge can and will save a life when you are called upon to use your
training.

If you want to do the upcoming course leave your name in
with Martina O’Brien at the shop, phone 043 332107/086 2460840; email martinaclyne1@gmail.com

Lough Ree 2000
Bridge Club

The results of the competition held on Wednesday 5th
November are: N/S Cross and Nett 1st Philomena Walsh and Loretto
Cooney, 2nd Una Clarke and Maureen Hynes and 3rd Ann
Donlon and Freda Kenny. E/W Gross and Nett 1st Essie Nugent and
Katharine Harrison, 2nd Eileen Kelly and Tom Feeney and 3rd
Mairead Gill and Mike Flynn.

Thank You

Lanesboro Tidy Towns Committee would
like to thank James and Mary Casey for sponsoring their fabulous brown bread
and potato cake for their very successful breakfast morning and also to Alan
Horohoe for sponsoring and supplying all the crockery

50/50

On Monday night last, the draw took
place for the weekly 50/50 draw. This week our winner was Geraldine Skelly. Geraldine
has now had the winning envelope for the third time. The winning envelope was
worth €317. Congratulations to Geraldine on her great win and the club also
thanks her for her weekly support of the 50/50

The club thanks everyone for their
continued support and encourage everyone to persist in your support as your
name will surely be drawn out soon. 
Tickets are on sale in local shops and businesses throughout the town at
€2 each or 3 tickets for €5. Alternatively, you can by the pink ticket for the
year for just €100 and have 2 free weeks. The club would like to thank everyone
that continues to support the draw on a weekly basis and the many people that
buy the one-year ticket.

€14,300 Tidy Towns

The
Lanesboro Tidy Towns Lottery draw took place on Tuesday morning last on the
Co-Op office. There was no winner of the €14,300, jackpot and the jackpot for
this week, will now rise to reach and the really worthwhile winning amount of
€14,400. The numbers drawn were 1, 3, 5 and 7. The winner of the €50 prize was Leah
Flynn c/o Xlntee, and the three €20 prizes were won by Carmel Fallon Rathcline
Road and the very lucky Eva Gibbons, Clonfower who was drawn out twice for €20
each time.

The
committee thanks everyone for tremendous and loyal support support.

Please
note that winners can collect their winning cheques in the Co-Op office only and
will be available from Monday to Friday from 9am to 2pm.

Ballyboro  

The under 8s took part in a very
enjoyable blitz on Saturday morning. Two splendid goals by Ben Cassidy saw
then ease past Ardagh on a 2-1 margin. The second game against Gaels United was very
close and ended fittingly in a 4-4 draw. Team and goalscorers: Tom Hession (1),
Michael Hogan (2), Matthew Murphy, Ben Cassidy (1), David Kenny, Cian Shea.
  The under 10 team were involved in a very exciting
game against a highly rated Newtown outfit. The Newtown boys were very
impressive in the first half and led by 5 goals to one at the interval. However,
Ballyboro were a team transformed in the second half, dominating large periods
and scoring three goals, before Newtown emerged victorious by a 6-4 margin. Team:
Michael Sorohan, Harry Brogan, Sean Dowd, Eoghan Mullooly, Eoin Beattie, Rian
Shanley, Ciaran McGloin, Rian Hogan, Oisin Dillon. Subs: Leon Malkowski, Eoin
Connell, and Sean O’Dowd. Goalscorers were Oisin Dillon (2) and Rian Shanley (2).

A first minute goal by Christopher
O’Loughlin gave our under 16 team hope in their game against Stonepark. However,
these aspirations were dashed as Stonepark equalized soon after, and the
Longford lads went on to record a most convincing win. Ballyboro: Jack Madigan,
Cormac Casey, Rian Murphy, Niall Fisher, Shane Killian, Kevin Tansey, Jack
Murray, Cillian Cox, Christopher O’Loughlin, Oisin Kenny, Owen Farrell. Sub:
Calum Gordon
Entry forms are currently available for the Last Man Standing
fundraiser. All funds raised will go to the Astroturf Project. Participants are
required to pick a team to win a Premiership match on a week to week basis,
with the last man, or woman, standing pocketing 500 euro.
 Fixtures: The under 9s will be participating in a blitz
at home on Saturday starting at 11am. Other teams involved are Melview and
Gaels United.
The under 11s play their first game of the season at home on
Saturday at 12 noon where Melview provide the opposition.
The under 14s play UCL Harps on Sunday at home at 11am.
The under 16s are away to UCL Harps with the kick off at 2.30
on Sunday.
The under 12s have no league game at the week end but are
likely to have a friendly game on Sunday.

Mens
Club Open Day

The Mens club will hold an open afternoon
Social Gathering on this coming Thursday from 12 until 2pm in Clarkes Bar. This
is an invitation to all local men to come along and see what happens at the club.

Music will be provided by local lad Fran
Deffew. Tea and coffee will be supplied along with light refreshments

Weekly
Bingo

You are reminded that the Ballyleague
Bingo continues every Thursday night in Ballyleague hall commencing at 8.30pm.
Ballyleague Bingo is renowned as the biggest and best bingo in the area. There
is €200 to be won on every page and a snowball prize of €2000. Go along and
support and who knows the snowball or one of the other prizes may be yours.

Lanesboro Library

Knitting & Crochet Group
Knitting & Crochet group continues every
Monday 2pm to 4pm.  New members always welcome!
Poetry
& Music Group

Poetry & Music group continues at the
library on Monday 12th November 4.15-5.30pm. All welcome to come along and join
in with this very vibrant group!
ESOL
Class

ESOL (English for speakers of other languages)
continues every Tuesday evening at 7pm at the library.
Babble
& Books Parent & Toddler Group

This group will continue every Wednesday morning
at 10.30am. All welcome to come along and interact with other children ages 0-4
yrs., play with our Lego table/building blocks, toy box, colouring tables and
hear a story or two!
Minding
Yourself Programme with Paul Marsden

‘Minding Yourself’ with Paul Marsden – a
programme of Mindfulness and Wellbeing will take place in Lanesboro Library
on Monday 26th November and Monday 3rd December at
7pm.  All are welcome, and no booking is required.
Nurse
Donlon’s Sweet Shop

Do you remember Nurse Donlon who had the little
sweet shop at West End Lanesboro?  What are your memories?
Do you remember Nurse Donlon and her three
sisters in the shop?
Did you have a hot pot of tea and something to
eat in her café, maybe while attending Fair Day?
While Nurse Margaret was District Nurse in
Lanesboro, are you one of the babies whom she delivered in your home? Are you a
parent of one of those children who were home birthed?
If you have any memories or stories of Nurse
Donlon, please write them down and hand them into Stella in Lanesboro Library
or Joe O’Brien’s Corner Shop or email lanesborolibrary@longfordcoco.ie or
joeaobrien@outlook.com
We need all your stories and memories in order
to celebrate Nurse Donlon’s life!
Science
Week Event

At our Book Club meeting on Friday 30th
November at 11am, we
will have Jackie Gorman from Midland Science attending.  Jackie will be
discussing Robert McFarlane’s book ‘The Lost Words’.  This is a wonderful
poetry book for all ages, which relates to many natural words we remember from
childhood being removed from dictionaries because they are no longer considered
relevant. Words like ‘acorn’, ‘buttercup’ and ‘conker’ to mention a few.
All are welcome to attend this free event.
Opening Hours
Monday 2pm – 8pm, Tuesday 2pm – 6pm, Wed &
Fri 10am – 1pm & 2pm – 5pm,
Sat 10am – 1pm.

Rathcline GAA – ‘Be
with us Be part of Us’
.

Thank You

Throughout
our three-game trilogy final against Ardagh/Moydow we blessed to have our meals
sponsored and a huge debt of gratitude must go to Kevin Hanley, Midland Ice
Baths, Denis Connerton, Steve Ormsby Clarke’s bar and Gerard Farrell Adie’s
bar.

Last
Saturday it was a long journey to New Ross and a costly one with hiring a bus
and meals for the panel and team management to be paid for. We must say a huge
thank you to Gerard Farrell Adie’s Bar and Michael Casserley Spar and MCL Agri

It
is no mean feat for all of the above people to put their hands in their pockets
to support us as a club and we as a club encourage all our supporters to
remember their sponsorship and to support them when you are buying.

No luck in Wexford

For
the third time in four years we came up against Wexford opposition in the
Leinster Intermediate Championship and for the third time we were very unlucky
to come out with a narrow loss.

We
went to Wexford with great hopes of winning and qualifying for the Leinster
semi-final. Unfortunately for our young side it was not to be their day and we
lost by just one point. There is no shame in our defeat as we played
excellently, and it was only the physical strength that got Horeswood over the
line. We have a lot to be proud of from this team and we look forward to them
being able to match any side in division 1 league and senior championship in
2019.

The
club would like to say a huge thanks to the very big number of our supporters
that travelled to New Ross for the game on Saturday. Your support and loyalty in
such numbers was deeply appreciated by the players, management and club alike.

The
club would like to wish Horeswood the very best in the Leinster championship.

Get Well

The
club would like to wish our assistant treasurer Albert Cooney the very best for
a speedy recovery from his surgery last week.

We
would like to wish our treasurer Marie Farrell a speedy recovery from a bad flu
as the match in New Ross was her first to miss in this very long season.

Final at the weekend

We
are not finish playing yet as we still have two outstanding finals to play. The
first comes up this weekend when we will play Carrickedmond in the final of the
Division 2 league. It would be great for our lads to go out on a winning note.
As I write there is no day, time or venue but it will be confirmed during the
week. All our supporters are once again urged to see out the year with us and
come along to this final.

Recipes for Rathcline

Rathcline GAA Club will once again be holding their Annual
‘Cake Fare’ on Sunday 9th December in St. Marys Parish Hall. 

On that day we intend to launch a collection of recipes
gathered from around Rathcline parish. 
If you would like to have your favourite recipe or indeed an old family
one included in the publication, simply handwrite or type it up and leave it in
to Joe or Martina O’Brien or you can contact Pat Connerton on 0861617501 or
Michelle Connerton on 0861699466.  Like
the football it is “Minor, Senior, ladies and Gents”.  The club is hoping to collect a huge number of
old recipes and if you can get them to us as soon as possible so that we can
have the booklet ready for our Cake Fare. Looking forward to hearing from
everybody and especially adding your recipe into the publication.

50/50

On Monday night last, the draw took
place for the weekly 50/50 draw. This week our winner was Geraldine Skelly. Geraldine
has now had the winning envelope for the third time. The winning envelope was
worth €317. Congratulations to Geraldine on her great win and the club also
thanks her for her weekly support of the 50/50

The club thanks everyone for their
continued support and encourage everyone to persist in your support as your
name will surely be drawn out soon. 
Tickets are on sale in local shops and businesses throughout the town at
€2 each or 3 tickets for €5. Alternatively, you can by the pink ticket for the
year for just €100 and have 2 free weeks. The club would like to thank everyone
that continues to support the draw on a weekly basis and the many people that
buy the one-year ticket.

St. Faithleach’s GAA

U20 Championship: The second round of the U20 Championship
took place in Ballyleague on Sunday.  Result: St. Faithleach’s 4-19
Boyle 1-3. Team: Michael O’Donnell, Gavin Carberry, Karl Nerney, Mark
Gill, Ruairi Trimble, Darren Nerney, Daniel McDermott, Colm Mangan,
Connell Kennelly, James Browne, Daniel Foley, Connor Smith, Liam Ormsby, Jordan
Donlon, Michael Dunne. Sub(s): Ronan Banahan, Kevin Trautt, Ian Trautt,
Cian O’Brien, Nathan McGovern. Next round takes place on Sunday 25th against Castlerea
St. Kevin’s in Ballyleague.
King and Queen of St. Faithleach’s: Fundraising
events to find our King and Queen continue with Ben Hussey running
his “Sports Quiz” in the clubhouse on Friday 23rd and Brian
Scally running a “Tractor Run ” from club grounds on Sunday 25th.
Your support for all our contestants is very much appreciated.
Get Out Get Active:  Well done to all our
participants in the St. Faithleach’s Get Out Get Active programme who
are now half way through their six-week challenge.  Keep up the motivation
!!
Cards: Take place every Tuesday evening in the
clubhouse.  Last week’s winners; PJ & Bridie, Michael Cleary and
Sean Parker, Padraig and Kevin.




Lanesboro Ballylegue notes Monday 5th November 2018

Lanesboro Ballyleague Notes

Nurse Donlon and her Sweet Shop

Do
you remember Nurse Donlon and her sweet shop? What are your memories? Do you
remember Nurse Donlon as a nurse and also with her three sisters in the shop? Did
you have a hot pot of tea and something to eat in her café while attending the
Fair Day or in my case do you remember the shake (red lemonade and ice cream)
in the high glass?

Nurse
Margaret Donlon was the District Nurse in Lanesboro are you one of the babies
whom she delivered at home. Are you an older family member that remembers the
famous Nurse arriving for home-birth?

If
you have memories of the Nurse you are invited to write them down and hand them
into Stella in the library or you can email Stella at lanesborolibrary@longfordcoco.ie
alternatively you can drop them into O’Brien’s for delivery to Stella.

Wedding

The
marriage took place at the Glengarrif Historic Estate, Dayboro, Queensland,
Australia on Thursday 11th October of Gabriel Duffy, son of Joe and
Phyllis Duffy, Church View and Nadeika Nickelson, daughter of John and Judy
Nicholson, East Geelong, Victoria, Australia. The Bestman was Fintan Duffy,
brother of the Groom and Groomsman was Joey Costello extended family member.
Chief Bridesmaid was Alana Nickelson sister of the Bride and bridesmaid was
Ebony Nickelson sister of the Bride.

The
marriage ceremony was conducted by Renee Wilkins. The wedding reception took
place at the Glengarrif Historic Estate. WE wish the happy couple many years of
wedded happiness.

Out of Town News

For
too long the news from me has been going only one way – informing everyone out
of the area as to what is happening in their own and former community.

I
am now inviting everyone that has a connection, even a tenuous one, to the
Lanesboro, Ballyleague towns, the Rathcline and Kilgefin parishes to share
their family news with us. In the recent past we had a birth in Canada
(congratulations, again, Martin and Emma) followed a week later by a death also,
as it happens, in Canada of the late Pat Monaghan and it is great to be able to
share the out of town news with everyone.

You
can email me on joea@iol.ie  and I would love to hear from you.

Birth

Many
congratulations to Eilish and Ivan Ruske, Rathcline Road, on the recent birth of
a baby boy.

Clarkes Leave Us

Like
Bord na Mona’s announcement last week we always knew that the same fate was to
befall us in terms of Clarke’s Machinery on the Longford Road. Clarke’s arrive
to their workshop as a stop gap until their premises was ready. Business and
the location proved to be very successful for them there and for the past
numbers of years they have done excellent business at their Lanesboro base.
Expansion and further developments mean that their Lanesboro site became too small
and they had no option to move to their new base on the Strokestown/Boyle Road
outside Roscommon Town. We would like to wish them the very best for the future
and thank them being a part of our community for the years they were with us.

Good Luck

We would
like to wish Rathcline the very best of luck as they embark on a Leinster
Intermediate campaign on Saturday next in Wexford. (See Rathcline notes)

Lough Ree Bridge Club

The
results of the competition held on Wednesday 31st October were: N/S 1st
Philomena Walsh and Katherine Harrison, 2nd Gemma Douglas and Elish
Gray, 3rd Una Clarke and Kathleen Kelly. E/W 1st Eileen
Kelly and Maureen Hynes, 2nd Brid Mc Dermott and Una Lawlor and 3rd
Brendan Dowling and Mike Flynn.

ESB Mass for Deceased Members

On
Wednesday night 14th November the Annual Mass for deceased members of
staff of ESB Lanesborough will take place in the Sports and Social Club at 8pm.

Have you a
Recipe?

The Rathcline GAA Annual ‘Cake Fare’ that will take place on
Sunday 9th December in St. Marys Parish Hall is seeking your help in
collecting recipes you may have and that you may like to share them. The idea
is to produce a collection with all your recipes included and, on the 9th
December, it is intended to launch a collection of recipes gathered from around
Rathcline parish. This idea has really taken off and a host of people have
already shared their recipes. Recipes have been flowing in and as the closing
date for the recipes is fast approaching it is very important that you, if you
wish to share your recipe, get your recipe in as quickly as possible.

In recent years there has been a great shift to the number
of men cooking and baking and the committee would love to hear from them as
well as all the ladies that are continually creating great food and confectionery
from their chosen recipes.

If you would like to have your favourite recipe or indeed an
old family one included in the publication, simply handwrite or type it up and
leave it in to Joe or Martina O’Brien or you can contact Pat Connerton on
0861617501 or Michelle Connerton on 0861699466.

Without doubt there are surely a huge number of recipes
handed down safely stowed away in presses, drawers and attics. Now is the time
to dust them off and share them with us. Thanking you in advance.

With time closing in for the printing of the booklet you are
asked to get your recipes to us as soon as possible as we will have the booklet
available for the Cake Fare

The club is looking forward to hearing from everybody with a
connection to our parish and we look forward to adding your recipe into the
publication.

King and Queen of St.
Faithleach’s

The competition
for King and Queen of St Faithleach is continuing apace and the next event will
be the tractor run where Brian Scally is holding a Tractor Run Sunday 25th
November at 1pm.  It starts from St Faithleach’s G.A.A grounds. Entry fee
€15. Running at the same time will be a kid’s tractor run on the same day where
kids can bring their own tractors. Entry fee I for this is just €5. Your
support is very much appreciated. 

Whist Drive
Returns

Last Friday seen a return to the local Social Services
Whist Drive for the autumn and spring seasons. This is a cause that is very special
for the committee and those in most need in our community. The Whist Drive takes
place on the first Friday of each month and I would like to encourage every
card player to go along for this one night every month and show your support
for those within our community that needs assistance. The next game will take
place on Friday 7th December in St. Mary’s hall at 8.30pm

Ballyleague
Kilgefin Christmas Lights

It’s that time of the year again and
after all the tremendous work in the town on both sides of the bridge in recent
years, the Ballyleague -Kilgefin Christmas lights group will start work to
erect the Christmas lights and trees on Saturday November 17th at 10.30am. To get a
good start it is imperative that we have as many helpers as possible on this
day as 90 per cent of the work will be done on that day so this is an appeal to
everyone in the town and the local area who is available to come along on the
17th. The meeting point is Ballyleague hall at 10.30am and, with
lots of help, we will be finished in a few hours. If you can help in any way,
please call Noel Moran at 086 2936180 

Defibrillator
Course and Refresher

There are a number of clubs and associations in our
community and it is very important every one of them have a number of people
trained in the use of the defibrillator.

As you may be aware in the very near future there will be
a new defibrillator and defibrillator refresher course commencing. There is a
great need for new people to learn the use of the defibrillator and there are a
number of people that their refresher course is now due. We all know the
importance of the knowledge in the use of a defibrillator and how your
knowledge can and will save a life when you are called upon to use your
training.

If you want to do the upcoming course leave your name in
with Martina O’Brien at the shop, phone 043 332107/086 2460840; email martinaclyne1@gmail.com

50/50

On Monday night last, the draw took
place for the weekly 50/50 draw. This week our winner was Carmel O’Reilly,
Weekfield. The winning envelope was worth €363. Congratulations to Carmel on her
great win and the club also thanks her for her weekly support of the 50/50

The club thanks everyone for their
continued support and encourage everyone to persist in your support as your
name will surely be drawn out soon. 
Tickets are on sale in local shops and businesses throughout the town at
€2 each or 3 tickets for €5. Alternatively, you can by the pink ticket for the
year for just €100 and have 2 free weeks. The club would like to thank everyone
that continues to support the draw on a weekly basis and the many people that
buy the one-year ticket.

€14,300 Tidy Towns

The
Lanesboro Tidy Towns Lottery draw took place on Tuesday morning last on the
Co-Op office. There was no winner of the €14,300, jackpot and the jackpot for
this week, will now rise to reach and the really worthwhile winning amount of
€14,400. The numbers drawn were 8, 15, 21 and 28. The winner of the €50 prize
was Evelyn Rooney, Rathcline, and the three €20 prizes were won by Rían Ó Ceallaigh
c/o Xlntee, Alex Mc Keon c/o Market and Karen Donlon c/o Mags.

The
committee thanks everyone for tremendous and loyal support support.

Please
note that winners can collect their winning cheques in the Co-Op office only and
will be available from Monday to Friday from 9am to 2pm.

Ballyboro  

The under 12 team were pipped at the
post by Newtown in a second round Connacht Cup encounter on Saturday last.
Newtown took the lead early on, but a brilliant Christian Donlon goal levelled
matters halfway through the second half. However, in the last minute of a
tightly contested second period Newtown scored the match winning goal. Team:
Ronan Cox, Anthony Cox, Jack Casey, David Cox, Aidan Kelly, Christian Donlon, Euan
Cullen, Billy Murray, Ben Murphy. Subs, Jack Beattie, Luke Johnstone, Conn
Maxwell, Tom Gilmore.
Thanks to all who helped with the Bag Pack at Dunnes Stores
on Friday last: the players and their parents; the management of Dunnes Stores
for their cooperation; and organiser in chief Karl Crawford.
Fixtures: the under 8s will be participating in a blitz on
Saturday in Lanesboro at 11am. Other teams involved are Ardagh, Stonepark and
Gaels United. The under 10s have a home fixture on Saturday at 12 noon versus
Newtown Bulls. Also, on Saturday the under 13s are away to Castlepollard, kick
off 11am. The under 16s play Stonepark in Abbeycarton on Sunday at 2.30.
Ballyboro FC welcomes all players at all age groups from
under 8s to under 16s. Contact Club Secretary Carol Donlon at 083 8681941.

Weekly
Bingo

You are reminded that the Ballyleague
Bingo continues every Thursday night in Ballyleague hall commencing at 8.30pm.
Ballyleague Bingo is renowned as the biggest and best bingo in the area. There
is €200 to be won on every page and a snowball prize of €2000. Go along and
support and who knows the snowball or one of the other prizes may be yours.

Set Dancing Classes

As
we go into the late Autumn and Winter perhaps it is time to think about taking
up the Set Dancing classes that take place in St. Faithleach’s clubhouse every
Tuesday at 8.30pm. You will come under the expert tuition of Mairead who is
running classes for beginners. If you think you would like to go along and
would like to get some encouragement or information

you
can ring Mairead at 086 8546 433.

Remembrance Sunday

The annual Remembrance Day service will
take place in St. John’s Church on Sunday next 11th November at
11.30am.  

Lanesboro Library

Knitting & Crochet Group
Knitting & Crochet group continues every
Monday 2pm to 4pm.  New members always welcome!
Poetry
& Music Group

Poetry & Music group continues at the
library on Monday 12th November 4.15-5.30pm. All welcome to come along and join
in with this very vibrant group!
ESOL
Class

ESOL (English for speakers of other languages)
continues every Tuesday evening at 7pm at the library.
Babble
& Books Parent & Toddler Group

This group will continue every Wednesday morning
at 10.30am. All welcome to come along and interact with other children ages 0-4
yrs., play with our Lego table/building blocks, toy box, colouring tables and
hear a story or two!
Minding
Yourself Programme with Paul Marsden

‘Minding Yourself’ with Paul Marsden – a
programme of Mindfulness and Wellbeing will take place in Lanesboro Library on Monday 26th
November and
Monday 3rd December at 7pm.  All are welcome, and no booking is required.
Nurse
Donlon’s Sweet Shop

Do you remember Nurse Donlon who had the little
sweet shop at West End Lanesboro?  What are your memories?
Do you remember Nurse Donlon and her three
sisters in the shop?
Did you have a hot pot of tea and something to
eat in her café, maybe while attending Fair Day?
While Nurse Margaret was District Nurse in
Lanesboro, are you one of the babies whom she delivered in your home? Are you a
parent of one of those children who were home birthed?
If you have any memories or stories of Nurse
Donlon, please write them down and hand them into Stella in Lanesboro Library
or Joe O’Brien’s Corner Shop or email lanesborolibrary@longfordcoco.ie or
joeaobrien@outlook.com
We need all your stories and memories in order
to celebrate Nurse Donlon’s life!
Opening
Hours

Monday 2pm – 8pm, Tuesday 2pm – 6pm, Wed &
Fri 10am – 1pm & 2pm – 5pm,
Sat 10am – 1pm.
Foreign
Currency & Used Stamps

We are still collecting unwanted foreign
currency and old coins/notes in aid of ISPCC. The smallest donation can make a
huge difference.
We also collect used stamps in aid of
ISPCC.  Thank you.
Library Membership
Library membership is free for everyone and
provides you with complimentary access to books and p.c.’s in the library as
well as a range of digital services.
Download free eBooks, eAudiobooks, magazines and
newspapers with your library card and pin.  Renew or request books on our
website [http://www.longfordlibrary.iehttp://www.longfordlibrary.ie/]www.longfordlibrary.ie<http://www.longfordlibrary.ie/

Learn a new language online with Mango (over 71
languages available) or learn a new skill with Universal Class which offers
over 400 free online courses.
Call to the library for your free library card
& pin or further information.

Arthritis Ireland

Arthritis
Ireland Longford invite you to their Annual Public Meeting Thurs 1st Nov
2018 at  7.30pm. at the Family Centre
St Mel’s Rd. Longford. The presentation will be by guest speaker Jennifer
Edgeworth psychologist. 
We would also like to thank everybody who
contributed to our Church gate collection held throughout the various parishes
in the county. All funds raised are used to provide courses which are
subsidized e.g. Adapted Aqua, Adapted Physio, Yoga, Nordic Walking also Living
Well with Arthritis is an educational programme giving tools and techniques to manage
Arthritis.
Arthritis information booklets and refreshments will
be available on the night. Enquiries can be made by phoning  0871404200

Rathcline GAA.

Good Luck

We
would like to wish the senior team the very best of luck on Saturday next when they
travel to O’Kennedy Park, New Ross, Co. Wexford for the Quarter Final of the
Leinster Intermediate Championship where they will play Horeswood. The game is
scheduled to have a 1.30pm throw in. This is a wonderful opportunity for our
young team as they are growing game by game and we hope that large crowd will travel
to support the team and hopefully cheer them on to victory. Looking at AA route
planner the journey takes almost 3 hours and the route is Kilbeggan, Tullamore,
Mountmellick, Portlaoise, Abbeyleix, Durrow, on the outskirts of Kilkenny
follow directions onto the M9 for Waterford, come off at the Mullinavat exit
and continue to New Ross. For those using satnavs the Eircode for O’Kennedy
Park is Y34 X095

Tremendous Victory

Last
Sunday in Pearse Park was a major occasion for our, now senior championship
team, when they had a very important game against Granard to seek promotion to
Division 1 League for the 2019 season. The game was as tough as you would
expect between the two teams, one wanting to protect their Division1 status while
the other wanting to achieve promotion to the Division.

Granard
were in control in the first half and were in a comfortable lead at half time.
They extended their lead to eight points at the halfway stage of the second half.
That was when the fightback came and the lads really tore into the last 15
minutes, overturned the Granard lead and in a pulsating finish emerged victorious
on a scoreline of 3-12 to 1-11. Well done to all concerned and we look forward
to playing Division 1 and Senior Championship football in 2019.

Recipes for Rathcline

Rathcline GAA Club will once again be holding their Annual
‘Cake Fare’ on Sunday 9th December in St. Marys Parish Hall. 

On that day we intend to launch a collection of recipes
gathered from around Rathcline parish. 
If you would like to have your favourite recipe or indeed an old family
one included in the publication, simply handwrite or type it up and leave it in
to Joe or Martina O’Brien or you can contact Pat Connerton on 0861617501 or
Michelle Connerton on 0861699466.  Like
the football it is “Minor, Senior, ladies and Gents”.  The club is hoping to collect a huge number of
old recipes and if you can get them to us as soon as possible so that we can
have the booklet ready for our Cake Fare. Looking forward to hearing from
everybody and especially adding your recipe into the publication.

The revised schedule of games has been agreed with CCC
Longford commenced last weekend. There are many hugely important games in this
schedule and it is very important that there is a huge support for the teams
throughout. You will see two finals with the prospects of others and we hope
for a brilliant finish to the 2018 season. ‘Be with us Be there’.

50/50

On Monday night last, the draw took
place for the weekly 50/50 draw. This week our winner was Carmel O’Reilly,
Weekfield. The winning envelope was worth €363. Congratulations to Carmel on her
great win and the club also thanks her for her weekly support of the 50/50

The club thanks everyone for their
continued support and encourage everyone to persist in your support as your
name will surely be drawn out soon. 
Tickets are on sale in local shops and businesses throughout the town at
€2 each or 3 tickets for €5. Alternatively, you can by the pink ticket for the
year for just €100 and have 2 free weeks. The club would like to thank everyone
that continues to support the draw on a weekly basis and the many people that
buy the one-year ticket.

St. Faithleach’s GAA

Senior League: The rescheduled league game between St. Faithleach’s
and St. Croan’s will take place on Wednesday 7th at 8:45pm in Kiltoom. 
U20 Championship: Round one of the championships
took place in Lisnamult on Sunday afternoon.  Result: St. Faithleach’s 4-17
Roscommon Gaels 1-11. Team: Michael O’Donnell, Gavin Carberry, Karl Nerney,
Mark Gill, Ruairi Trimble, Darren Nerney, Daniel McDermott, Colm Mangan,
Connell Kennelly, James Browne, Daniel Foley, Connor Smith, Liam Ormsby, Jordan
Donlon, Michael Dunne. Sub(s): Ronan Banahan, Kevin Trautt, Ian Trautt,
Cian O’Brien, Nathan McGovern.  Next game takes place against Boyle
on Sunday next 11th in Ballyleague at 12 noon.
King and Queen of St. Faithleach’s: Well done to
Helen O’Donnell who hosted her American Tea Party in the clubhouse on Saturday
night as part of her bid to become Queen of St. Faithleach’s, it was
a hugely successful night and many thanks to all who attended.  The next
contestants looking for your support to become King are Brian Scally who is organising
a Tractor Run from St. Faithleach’s club grounds on Sunday 25th
at 1pm, and Ben Hussey who hosts a Sports Quiz in the clubhouse on Friday 23rd
Details of all events are available on our Facebook and Twitter pages. 
Cards: Take place every Tuesday evening in the clubhouse,
all welcome.  




Lanesboro Ballyleague notes Monday 29th October 2018

Lanesboro Ballyleague Notes

Brigid on Virgin Media

As
you all know and have seen from her fantastic work Brigid Mullooly is renowned
for her camera work of the locality. Brigid has the eye for beauty and her
extraordinary photography are things of outstanding beauty.

Brigid’s
work was recognised nationally when she was selected one of three in the Virgin
Media Ireland AM camera club final. Unfortunately, Brigid did not win the main
prize but it was wonderful to see her on TV discussing her photograph and
having it acknowledged nationally.

Well
done Brigid.

Strange week in our community

What
is strange generally means it is not good and the news that broke really numbed
our community.

The
news early in the week that Farrell’s Gala shop was closing stunned us all but
to learn that in addition to it the Agri store, the fuel shop was also closing
on 17th November. It is a sad day for the community as for as long
as can be remembered the Farrell’s shop attached to Ger’s/Adie’s bar at the
corner was there. It was the mainstay for the many families down through the
hard times when Lanesboro was starting to grow with the emergence of Bord na
Mona and ESB. There were legendary stories of the shop and indeed legendary
staff there. Alas it will be no more, and Lanesboro’s Main Street and the
entire community will be the poorer by its absence to us townies and country
people alike. We wish the entire Farrell family, Adie, Josephine, Lorraine and
Gerald the very best of luck into the future.

That
news was swiftly followed by the announcement from Bord na Mona of the company
will be shedding jobs over the next couple of years. Since the early 50’s Bord
na Mona has been in our community and the surrounding communities. It has been
one of the mainstays along with ESB of our developing area since the 50’s and
indeed made us a thriving town right up to recent times.

This
was news that we all knew was on the way due to the lifespan of the bog, but it
was the without any future plan for our communities being mooted or even put in
place that created the greatest shock. While there are many that the voluntary
will suit there are many more that it will not suit, and the dramatic decrease
of seasonal workers will leave a tremendous lack of money in the community and
for the many students the underlying case of no money for accommodation etc. in
third level towns.

While
Bord na Mona has been so great for us for over 60 years they need to urgently
put plans in place for jobs to be created in our area immediately. We must have
redeployment to new jobs locally rather than men young and older that have many
good working years ahead of them losing work.

Our
community has been hit hard over the past week and we must rise together to
develop and create a working environment for the next of our younger generation
giving them the option to live work and play in their own community and help it
grow.

Sympathy

We
would like to extend our deepest sympathy to former Mahoraveen Mary Dennigan,
her brothers Mike and Willie, Mahoraveen and their families on the death of
Mary’s husband Jean Claude Bohin, Lievin, France recently.

Book Launch

ESB Lanesboro Generating Station History
Book launch will take place on Monday 5th November at 12 noon in St Mary’s Parish Hall
Lanesboro. All Lanesboro Generating Station retired staff and Lough Ree Power
Station staff are invited.
Interested residents of the Lanesboro and
Ballyleague area are welcome to attend. 

Out of Town News

For
too long the news from me has been going only one way – informing everyone out
of the area as to what is happening in their own and former community.

I
am now inviting everyone that has a connection, even a tenuous one, to the
Lanesboro, Ballyleague towns, the Rathcline and Kilgefin parishes to share
their family news with us. In the recent past we had a birth in Canada
(congratulations, again, Martin and Emma) followed a week later by a death
also, as it happens, in Canada of the late Pat Monaghan and it is great to be
able to share the out of town news with everyone.

You
can email me on joea@iol.ie  and I would love to hear from you.

Have you a
Recipe?

The Rathcline GAA Annual ‘Cake Fare’ that will take place on
Sunday 9th December in St. Marys Parish Hall is seeking your help in
collecting recipes you may have and that you may like to share them. The idea
is to produce a collection with all your recipes included and, on the 9th
December, it is intended to launch a collection of recipes gathered from around
Rathcline parish. This idea has really taken off and a host of people have
already shared their recipes. Recipes have been flowing in and as the closing
date for the recipes is fast approaching it is very important that you, if you
wish to share your recipe, get your recipe in as quickly as possible.

In recent years there has been a great shift to the number
of men cooking and baking and the committee would love to hear from them as
well as all the ladies that are continually creating great food and confectionery
from their chosen recipes.

If you would like to have your favourite recipe or indeed an
old family one included in the publication, simply handwrite or type it up and
leave it in to Joe or Martina O’Brien or you can contact Pat Connerton on
0861617501 or Michelle Connerton on 0861699466.

Without doubt there are surely a huge number of recipes
handed down safely stowed away in presses, drawers and attics. Now is the time
to dust them off and share them with us. Thanking you in advance.

With time closing in for the printing of the booklet you are
asked to get your recipes to us as soon as possible as we will have the booklet
available for the Cake Fare

The club is looking forward to hearing from everybody with a
connection to our parish and we look forward to adding your recipe into the
publication.

Whist Drive
Returns

Following the summer break the Lanesboro Social Services
Whist Drive will return for another season. Lanesboro Social Services does
tremendous unseen work all year round and the Whist Drive is a main fundraiser
for them each month. The committee depend on your support and the support of
your card playing friends to help ensure that their great work continues
unabated.

You are invited to go along to St. Mary’s Parish Hall on
this Friday night 2nd November for an 8.30pm start. A great night of
card playing is assured and refreshments will be served.

Defibrillator
Course and Refresher

In the very near future there will be a new defibrillator
and defibrillator refresher course commencing. There is a great need for new
people to learn the use of the defibrillator and there are a number of people
that their refresher course is now due. We all know the importance of the
knowledge in the use of a defibrillator and how your knowledge can and will
save a life when you are called upon to use your training.

If you want to do the upcoming course leave your name in
with Martina O’Brien at the shop, phone 043 332107/086 2460840; email martinaclyne1@gmail.com

50/50

The club would encourage you to
support the weekly 50/50 draw for the next few weeks as there will be a major
outlay as Rathcline travel to Wexford for the first round of the Leinster
Intermediate Championship and while you have the opportunity to win the weekly prize,
but you will also be helping to defray the costs for the Leinster Championship.

On Monday night last, the draw took
place for the weekly 50/50 draw. This week our winner was Joe O’Brien, Corner
Shop. The winning envelope was worth €322. Congratulations to Joe on his win
and the club also thanks him for his weekly support of the 50/50

The club thanks everyone for their
continued support and encourage everyone to persist in your support as your
name will surely be drawn out soon. 
Tickets are on sale in local shops and businesses throughout the town at
€2 each or 3 tickets for €5. Alternatively, you can by the pink ticket for the
year for just €100 and have 2 free weeks. The club would like to thank everyone
that continues to support the draw on a weekly basis and the many people that
buy the one-year ticket.

€14,300 Tidy Towns

The
Lanesboro Tidy Towns Lottery draw took place on Tuesday morning last on the
Co-Op office. There was no winner of the €14,200, jackpot and the jackpot for
this week, will now rise to reach and the really worthwhile winning amount of
€14,300. The numbers drawn were 3, 7, 12 and 29. The winner of the €50 prize
was Louis Mullooly, Lehery, and the three €20 prizes were won by Eileen Mullen
c/o Xlntee, Patsy c/o Mags and Stephen Maher Gortgallon.

The
committee thanks everyone for tremendous and loyal support support.

Please
note that winners can collect their winning cheques in the Co-Op office only and
will be available from Monday to Friday from 9am to 2pm.

Lough Ree 2000 Bridge Club

The
results of the competition held on Monday 15th October are: N/S:
Gross and Nett:

 1st
J.J. Donlon and Joan Donnellan, 2nd Carol Hamill and Ann Hagan, 3rd
Kathleen Kelly and Joan Donlon. E/W: Gross and Nett: 1st Mary
Jameson and Goretti Kenny, 2nd Katharine Harrison and Essie Nugent,
3rd Eileen Kelly and Tom Feeney   

Ballyboro  

The under 10s got their league campaign off to a
terrific start when they recorded an emphatic win over Ardagh. A number of
players showed great promise for the future and they can look forward to a very
enjoyable season. Team and goal scorers Michael Sorohan, Dan Casey, Evan Rooney
(2), Eoghan Mullooly (1), Eoin Beattie, Rian Shanley (2), Rian Hogan (4), Oisin
Dillon (2), Patrick Gilmore, Eoin Farrell (2), Ciaran McGloin, Keilon Gilmore.
The under 12s got the better of Castlepollard by a 6-3
margin. Ben Murphy was on fire and helped himself to 5 goals, with Christian
Donlon scoring the other goal. Team: Ronan Cox, Anthony Cox, David Cox, Jack
Brogan, Euan Cullen, Christian Donlon, Tom Gilmore, Ben Murphy, Billy Murray.
The under 14s were also in good form in their game against
Killoe Celtic, and they twice overcame a 2-goal deficit to win by 5 goals to
three. Team and scorers: Briain Farrell, Jack McGloin, Paul Byrne, Bryan
Mullooly, Luke Dowd, Sam Murphy (1), Matthew Heneghan (1), Shane Ross (1),
Jimmy Farrell, Christy Burke, Ciaran O’Dowd (1). subs Jack Flynn (1) and Cormac
O’Dowd.
The under 13s found Westport United far too good for them in
their third round Connacht Cup encounter. The very highly rated Westport team
who were Connacht Champions last year had too many aces for a gallant Ballyboro
team. Ballyboro: Sam Glennon, Rory Carling, Cormac O’Dowd, Jack Casey, Christian
Donlon, Conor Farrell, James Mimnagh, Eoin Cox, Joey Trimble, Euan Cullen. subs
Luke Cullen and Fionn Crossan.
The Table Quiz on Friday last was an outstanding success in which
26 teams participated. Thanks are due to all who made the occasion so eventful:
James and Marie who hosted the event and supplied the food; all those who
sponsored spot prizes; all who helped out on the night; and last but not least
all who took part and entered into the spirit of the occasion.
  The next fund raiser the Club are organising is
“Last Man Standing”. Entry forms are available from all committee
members. Entrants are required to pick a team to win a Premiership game on a
week to week basis, with the last man (or woman) standing pocketing €500.
 Fixtures: The under 9s will be involved in a blitz at Ballymahon Astro on
Saturday starting at 12 noon. Other teams involved are Ballymahon and UCL Harps (2
teams). The under 12s are involved in Connacht Cup action on Saturday at 12
noon, where they are at home to Newtown.

Thank You

The Lanesboro Tidy Towns group would
like to thank everyone who helped make their breakfast morning an outstanding
success. Thanks to our sponsors, SuperValu, Casserley’s Spar, Lough Ree
Distillery, Clarkes Machinery, Michael Hanly, Engine Spares, Joe the Veg
man.  A huge thanks to our local chef Stephen Dowd and all who turned
up to serve and wash up. Prize winners were Sarah McNamara, Lucy Farrell,
Celine Hester, Brian Farrell, Olive Ginty. Ella Walshe, Joe Ginty and Henry
Kenny. A big thanks you to all the businesses that bought and sold tickets. See
you all next year!

Weekly
Bingo

You are reminded that the Ballyleague
Bingo continues every Thursday night in Ballyleague hall commencing at 8.30pm.
Ballyleague Bingo is renowned as the biggest and best bingo in the area. There
is €200 to be won on every page and a snowball prize of €2000. Go along and
support and who knows the snowball or one of the other prizes may be yours.

Art and Craft Camp

Halloween Art and Craft camp for kids Tues 30th October
to Thursday 1st November inclusive, 10am – 1pm in St. Mary’s
Hall, Lanesboro.  €35 per child.  Suitable for ages 4 -10
years.  To book a place contact Denise 086 8930990 or Amy 087 0904388.

Set Dancing Classes

As
we go into the late Autumn and Winter perhaps it is time to think about taking
up the Set Dancing classes that take place in St. Faithleach’s clubhouse every
Tuesday at 8.30pm. You will come under the expert tuition of Mairead who is
running classes for beginners. If you think you would like to go along and
would like to get some encouragement or information you can ring Mairead at 086
8546 433.

Lanesboro Library

Knitting & Crochet Group
Knitting & Crochet group continues every
Monday 2pm to 4pm.  New members always welcome!
Poetry
& Music Group

Poetry & Music group continues at the
library on Monday 12th November 4.15-5.30pm. All welcome to come along and join
in with this very vibrant group!
ESOL
Class

ESOL (English
for speakers of other languages) continues every Tuesday evening at 7pm at the
library.
Babble
& Books Parent & Toddler Group

The group will continue every Wednesday morning
at 10.30am. All welcome to come along and interact with other children ages 0-4
yrs., play with our Lego table/building blocks, toy box, colouring tables
and hear a story or two!
Opening
Hours

Monday 2pm – 8pm, Tuesday 2pm – 6pm, Wed &
Fri 10am – 1pm & 2pm – 5pm,
Sat 10am – 1pm.
Foreign
Currency & Used Stamps

We are still collecting unwanted foreign
currency and old coins/notes in aid of ISPCC. The smallest donation can make a
huge difference.
We also collect used stamps in aid of
ISPCC.  Thank you.
Library membership
Library membership is free for everyone and
provides you with complimentary access to books and p.c.’s in the library as
well as a range of digital services.
Download free eBooks, eAudiobooks, magazines and
newspapers with your library card and pin.  Renew or request books on our
website [http://www.longfordlibrary.iehttp://www.longfordlibrary.ie/]www.longfordlibrary.ie<http://www.longfordlibrary.ie/
Learn a new language online with Mango (over 71
languages available) or learn a new skill with Universal Class which offers
over 400 free online courses.
Call to the library for your free library card
& pin or further information.

Arthritis Ireland

Arthritis
Ireland Longford invite you to their Annual Public Meeting Thurs 1st Nov
2018 @ 7.30pm. at the Family Centre St Mel’s Rd. Longford. The presentation
will be by guest speaker Jennifer Edgeworth psychologist. 
We would also like to thank everybody who
contributed to our Church gate collection held throughout the various parishes
in the county. All funds raised are used to provide courses which are
subsidized e.g. Adapted Aqua, Adapted Physio, Yoga, Nordic Walking also Living
Well with Arthritis is an educational programme giving tools and techniques to
manage Arthritis.
Arthritis information booklets and refreshments will
be available on the night. Enquiries can be made by phoning  0871404200

Rathcline GAA.

Recipes for Rathcline

Rathcline GAA Club will once again be holding their Annual
‘Cake Fare’ on Sunday 9th December in St. Marys Parish Hall. 

On that day we intend to launch a collection of recipes
gathered from around Rathcline parish. 
If you would like to have your favourite recipe or indeed an old family
one included in the publication, simply handwrite or type it up and leave it in
to Joe or Martina O’Brien or you can contact Pat Connerton on 0861617501 or
Michelle Connerton on 0861699466.  Like
the football it is “Minor, Senior, ladies and Gents”.  The club is hoping to collect a huge number of
old recipes and if you can get them to us as soon as possible so that we can
have the booklet ready for our Cake Fare. Looking forward to hearing from
everybody and especially adding your recipe into the publication.

The revised schedule of games has been agreed with CCC
Longford commenced last weekend. There are many hugely important games in this
schedule and it is very important that there is a huge support for the teams
throughout. You will see two finals with the prospects of others and we hope
for a brilliant finish to the 2018 season. ‘Be with us Be there’.

50/50

The club would encourage you to
support the weekly 50/50 draw for the next few weeks as there will be a major
outlay as Rathcline travel to Wexford for the first round of the Leinster
Intermediate Championship and while you have the opportunity to win the weekly prize,
but you will also be helping to defray the costs for the Leinster Championship.

On Monday night last, the draw took
place for the weekly 50/50 draw. This week our winner was Joe O’Brien, Corner
Shop. The winning envelope was worth €322. Congratulations to Joe on his win
and the club also thanks him for his weekly support of the 50/50

The club thanks everyone for their
continued support and encourage everyone to persist in your support as your
name will surely be drawn out soon. 
Tickets are on sale in local shops and businesses throughout the town at
€2 each or 3 tickets for €5. Alternatively, you can by the pink ticket for the
year for just €100 and have 2 free weeks. The club would like to thank everyone
that continues to support the draw on a weekly basis and the many people that
buy the one-year ticket.

Upcoming games

On Friday night next Friday 2nd November, the
promotion relegation playoff will take place when we will take on Granard and a
win here will see us playing Division 1 football in 2019. On Saturday 10th
November we will make the journey to Wexford/Kilkenny for the Quarter Final of
the Leinster Intermediate championship with a 1.30pm throw-in. The following
Friday night we will play the U20 Championship Final at a venue yet to be
decided at 8.30pm. The semi-final of the Leinster Intermediate will take place
on Saturday 24th November at 1.30pm, this will be an away game
against the winners of the Offaly/Wicklow Quarter Final.

St. Faithleach’s GAA

U20 Championship: Round one of the D2A U20 Championship takes
place on Sunday  4th  against  Roscommon Gaels  in
Lisnamult  at 12 noon.
Well  done: To Roscommon Community
College  and club reps Cian O’ Brien and Kevin and Ian Trautt who won the
Roscommon  College’s B final against  Roscommon CBS.
King and Queen  of St. Faithleach’s : The
search for our King and Queen  continues and last weekend seen two
fundraisers go ahead. Caroline Connaughton and her team climbed Carrauntoohil and
Joe Browne brought Elvis back to the Boro in style. This Saturday sees
Helen O’Donnell host an American Tea Party in St. Faithleach’s at 8pm, and Brian
Scally’s Tractor Run is on November 25th.  Your support for all our contestants is
very much appreciated.  Details of all upcoming events are available on
our Facebook page.  




Lanesboro Ballyleague notes Monday 22nd October 2018

Lanesboro Ballyleague Notes

On Winning Streak

Many
congratulations to Mrs. Mary Lohan who on Saturday night last was drawn out to
be on the next Winning Streak Television programme. With next weekend being a
Bank Holiday weekend, the next airing of this popular programme will be
Saturday week 3rd November when Mary will be on our screens. We wish
Mary the very best of luck and we hope that the three multicoloured tokens will
come her way and that she will have the added excitement of spinning the wheel.

Out of Town News

For
too long the news from me has been going only one way – informing everyone out
of the area as to what is happening in their own and former community.

I
am now inviting everyone that has a connection, even a tenuous one, to the
Lanesboro, Ballyleague towns, the Rathcline and Kilgefin parishes to share
their family news with us. In the recent past we had a birth in Canada
(congratulations, again, Martin and Emma) followed a week later by a death
also, as it happens, in Canada of the late Pat Monaghan and it is great to be
able to share the out of town news with everyone.

You
can email me on joea@iol.ie  and I would love to hear from you.

Inaugural Cycle

The inaugural High Nelly Challenge took place last Sunday
morning in aid of the Palliative care Unit at Roscommon Hospital.

While the event was hastily organised a number in access
of 30 bikes arrived at the start at Ballyleague Hall on a varied array of
bicycles which included 16 High Nelly of varying ages to travel the 30km route.

There is no doubt, but the cycle was most enjoyable on a
wonderful morning and the craic amongst the cyclist was only mighty. A total of
€615 was raised.

A special word must go to everyone that donated money,
cycled and prepared food.

The route began at Ballyleague Hall through Lanesboro to
Killashee onto Clondra and Tarmonbarry and back to Ballyleague.

The cheque will be presented to the Palliative Care Unit
in the near future and the organisers looks forward to another and greater day
out next year.

Have you a
Recipe?

The Rathcline GAA Annual ‘Cake Fare’ that will take place on
Sunday 9th December in St. Marys Parish Hall is seeking your help in
collecting recipes you may have and that you may like to share them. The idea
is to produce a collection with all your recipes included and, on the 9th
December, it is intended to launch a collection of recipes gathered from around
Rathcline parish. This idea has really taken off and a host of people have
already shared their recipes. Recipes have been flowing in and as the closing
date for the recipes is fast approaching it is very important that you, if you
wish to share your recipe, get your recipe in as quickly as possible.

In recent years there has been a great shift to the number
of men cooking and baking and the committee would love to hear from them as
well as all the ladies that are continually creating great food and confectionery
from their chosen recipes.

If you would like to have your favourite recipe or indeed an
old family one included in the publication, simply handwrite or type it up and
leave it in to Joe or Martina O’Brien or you can contact Pat Connerton on
0861617501 or Michelle Connerton on 0861699466.

Without doubt there are surely a huge number of recipes
handed down safely stowed away in presses, drawers and attics. Now is the time
to dust them off and share them with us. Thanking you in advance.

Can you get your recipes to us as soon as possible as we will
have the booklet available for the Cake Fare?

The club is looking forward to hearing from everybody with a
connection to our parish and we look forward to adding your recipe into the
publication.

Table Quiz Night

 This Table is aimed at attracting support from
all the families of all students of Lanesborough Community College and all the
parents & grandparents & friends of all the team players with Ballyboro
soccer club. This Table
quiz will be held at Rosie’s Bar (Sorohan’s) in Ballyleague on Friday night next
October 26th next at 9.30pm. 
Tables of 4 will cost €40 – (€10 each member) and there will lots of great spot
prizes on the night. so please mark
the date in your diary for a good night out on the Halloween weekend this Friday
October 26th. 

Seville Wedding

Congratulations to Victoria Harold, daughter of Bernie
Harold, Rathcline and the late Terry Fitzpatrick, Clontumpher, Ballinalee and
Dr Thomas Boland son of Olwyn and Owen Boland, Portarlington, Co Laois where
were married in Seville Cathedral on Friday last 19th October. The
ceremony was conducted by Fr Martin Flynn and the music was by SAGRA Chamber
Orchestra conducted by Arturo Artigas.

The bride was given away by her Grand Uncle Jim Harold,
Maid of Honour was Alexandra Harold, twin sister of the bride and Best Man was
Giles Boland brother of the groom. The happy couple were joined by friends and
family from Canada, Portugal, Spain, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, New Zealand, England,
Scotland as well as a large contingent from Ireland. A reception was held afterwards
in the beautiful surroundings of Casa Guardiola, Seville. We wish them many
years of health and happiness.

Astro Turf

Plans were unveiled this week for a new initiative to
develop an astro turf soccer pitch for the benefit of all the children of Lanesborough,
Ballyleague and students of the local secondary school and adults of the entire
community. The pitch is badly needed because the existing field at the track at
Lanesborough Community College, which has served the school and the community
well over the decades, now suffers from heavy flooding in Winter time and is
unplayable a lot. The astro project will cost up to €200,000 and is being
undertaken by a voluntary committee set up by Ballyboro soccer club and the
Longford Westmeath Education and Training Board who own the land at LCC. 

The
committee is made up of all local lads and lassies from Lanesborough & Rathcline,
Kilgefin and Ballyleague: Jason Fallon,
Stephen Rooney, Eddie Kelly, Seamus Sorohan, Karl Crawford, Mark Tarmey, Lee
Cullen, Ann McGloin, Ronnie Johnston, Eamon Bolger, Kevin
Connaughton, John Tynan, Ciaran Mullooly, Carol Donlon, Kieran
Feeney.  

The
committee has a number of major fundraising initiatives at the planning stage
for 2019 but will only be holding smaller events before Christmas while
other major events in the area are underway. The first small event – a TABLE
QUIZ NIGHT – is aimed at attracting support from all the families of all
students of Lanesborough Community College and all the parents &
grandparents & friends of all the team players with Ballyboro soccer club. This Table quiz will be held at Rosie’s Bar (Sorohan’s)
in Ballyleague on Friday night next  October 26th next at 9.30pm.  Tables of 4 will cost 40 euro – (10 euro each
member) and there will lots of great spot prizes on the night. so please mark the date in your diary for  a good
night out on the Halloween weekend Friday October 26th. 

If you
would like to make a donation to the astro turf pitch fund or help the
committee in any way please e mail ballyboroastropitchcommittee@gmail.com or telephone John Tynan – the Chairman of Ballyboro
soccer club at 087 6221894.

50/50

The club would encourage you to
support the weekly 50/50 draw for the next few weeks as there will be a major
outlay as Rathcline travel to Wexford for the first round of the Leinster
Intermediate Championship and while you have the opportunity to win the weekly prize,
but you will also be helping to defray the costs for the Leinster Championship.

On Monday night last, the draw took
place for the weekly 50/50 draw. This week our winner was Alan Horohoe,
Ballyleague. The winning envelope was worth €360. Congratulations to Alan on
his win and the club also thanks him for his weekly support of the 50/50

The club thanks everyone for their
continued support and encourage everyone to persist in your support as your
name will surely be drawn out soon. 
Tickets are on sale in local shops and businesses throughout the town at
€2 each or 3 tickets for €5. Alternatively, you can by the pink ticket for the
year for just €100 and have 2 free weeks. The club would like to thank everyone
that continues to support the draw on a weekly basis and the many people that
buy the one-year ticket.

Concert

A fundraiser event will for a M.R.I. Scanner in
Mullingar Hospital will take place on this Saturday night 27th
October. There will be 2 one-act plays one from Legan entitled Mrs Doyle’s
Sandwitch and one from Lanesboro entitled A day at the Vets. There will also be
The School around the Corner with participants from Cashel, Fermoyle, Lanesboro
and Ballyleague. Music and singing from Jimmy hussy, Brian Ross, Siobhan Casey,
Susan Mc Kenna and the Jimmy Flanagan group. The Longford Rose Loren Katie Logan will also be in attendance.

Doors open at 8pm for an 8.30pm start. You are asked
to support a good cause.

Lanesboro
Bridge Club

The results of the competition held on Wednesday 17th
October are: N/S 1st Philomena Walsh and Katherine Harrison, 2nd
Bernadette Clancy and Mary Mc Gushin, 3rd Gemma Douglas and Mary
Farrell. E/W 1st Eileen Kelly and Maureen Hynes, 2nd Una
Lawlor and Brid Mc Dermott, 3rd Mary Jameson and Elizbeth Clyne.

€14,200 Tidy Towns

The
Lanesboro Tidy Towns Lottery draw took place on Tuesday morning last on the
Co-Op office. There was no winner of the €14,100, jackpot and the jackpot for
this week, will now rise to reach and the really worthwhile winning amount of
€14,200. The numbers drawn were 1, 10, 26 and 30. The winner of the €50 prize
was Michael Mulvihill and the three €20 prizes were won by Peter Gannon and
Mags c/o Mags, Sean Whitney c/o FAS and Brid Mc Dermott.

The
committee thanks everyone for tremendous and loyal support support.

Please
note that winners can collect their winning cheques in the Co-Op office only and
will be available from Monday to Friday from 9am to 2pm.

Lough Ree Golfing Society

Lough Ree Golfing Society’s final outing
of 2018 took place at Strokestown Golf Club on Friday last the 19th
October. The weather was just right for golf, and there was a very good turnout
with brilliant scoring, 44, 41, 39, 39, 39, 39, 37, 37, 37, 36, from the first ten,
and the rest of the scoring was very good too. Everybody expressed their
enjoyment of the days play with the course in excellent condition. The Golfer
of the Year competition went down to the last day with a very close contest
between Alan Farrell and Timmy Glynn, with Timmy winning by one point 39-38.
The Society intends to go to some new courses in 2019 and they will welcome any
new members who wish to join. All local golfers should be part of this local
golf society and should be inviting their friends to also be part.

The day’s results were 1st Ollie Killeen 44pts,
2nd Alan Farrell 41 pts and 3rd John Martin 39pts 

Nearest pin was won by Frank Costello while the Longest
Drive was won by John Martin.

Lough Ree 2000 Bridge Club

The
results of the competition held on Monday 15th October are: N/S:
Gross and Nett:

 1st
J.J. Donlon and Joan Donnellan, 2nd Carol Hamill and Ann Hagan, 3rd
Kathleen Kelly and Joan Donlon. E/W: Gross and Nett: 1st Mary
Jameson and Goretti Kenny, 2nd Katharine Harrison and Essie Nugent,
3rd Eileen Kelly and Tom Feeney   

Ballyboro  

Last week was a momentous one for the
club as the license agreement was signed for the new Astroturf pitch. This
facility will be of enormous benefit to the club, the local schools, and the
wider community in the future. However, much funds need to be raised in the
interim to make this opportunity a reality. With this in mind the club is
staging a Table Quiz in Rosie’s, Ballyleague on this Friday 26th at 9.30, and
the club is hoping that this venture will greatly supported by parents of the
players, and also by parents of the students of Lanesboro Community College, as
well as the general public. 
On the playing fields it was a busy weekend with four teams
in action. First involved were the under 13s. A stunning hat trick by Eoin Cox
in the early stages set the team on the road to victory, and further goals by
Christian Donlon (2), Joey Trimble (1), and Euan Cullen (1) saw the team win by
7 goals to 2. Team: Sam Glennon, Rory Carling, Jack Casey, Cormac O’Dowd, Josh
Crawford, Christian Donlon, Euan Cullen, Conor Farrell, Alex Forde, Eoin Cox,
Joey Trimble. subs: James Mimnagh, Christov, and Luke Cullen.
The under 12s continued their recent run of good form when
they got the better of Killoe Celtic by 7 goals to 2.   Christian
Donlon with 3, and one each from Daniel Hogan, Jack Casey, Ben Murphy and
Euan Cullen saw the Ballyboro lads emerge as comfortable winners. Line out:
Ronan Cox, Anthony Cox, Jack Casey, David Cox, Euan Cullen, Christian Donlon,
Ethan Slattery, Ben Murphy, Billy Murray. subs: Daniel Hogan, Conn Maxwell,
Luke Johnston, Jack Beattie, Aidan Kelly, Adam Farrell.
Considering it was their first game of the season the under
16s started impressively against Newtown and were ahead 2-1 at the
interval with Jack Murray and Eoin Farrell the goal scorers. However, Newtown
largely dominated the second half and won by a 5-2 margin. Ballyboro; Jack
Madigan, Ryan Murphy, Oisin Kenny, Kevin McDonagh, Cormac Casey, Jack Murray,
Conor Gannon, Eoin Farrell, Shane Killian, Chris O’Loughlin, Cillian Cox. subs:
Callum Gordon, Niall Fisher.
The under 14s found the going tough against a superior Inny Rovers
team, and though they tried hard they were well beaten by an impressive Inny
outfit. Ballyboro: Briain Farrell, Luke Dowd, Paul Byrne, Ryan Byrne, Jack
McGloin, Matthew Heneghan, Shane Ross, Sam Murphy, Ciaran O’Dowd, Christy
Burke, Bryan Mullooly. subs: Conor Farrell, Cormac O’Dowd.
Thanks are due to Duncan Murphy, Donal Hogan, and Gary
Beattie who have agreed to take charge of the under 8s, under 9s, and under 10s
respectively.
Fixtures: The under 8s will be involved in a blitz at
home on Saturday commencing at 11am. The under 10s are at home to Ardagh on
Saturday with the kick off at 12 noon. The under 12s are away to Castlepollard
on Sunday 1pm. The under 13s play Westport United away on Saturday in the third
round of the Connacht Cup at 12 noon, while the under 14s are away to Killoe
Celtic on Sunday 11 am kick off.

Weekly
Bingo

You ae reminded that the Ballyleague
Bingo continues every Thursday night in Ballyleague hall commencing at 8.30pm.
Ballyleague Bingo is renowned as the biggest and best bingo in the area. There
is €200 to be won on every page and a snowball prize of €2000. Go along and
support and who knows the snowball or one of the other prizes may be yours.

Race Night

If
you can go this Saturday night 27th October,
please support our neighbours St Brigid’s GAA Killashee at their race
night in The Richmond Inn Clondra. A great night guaranteed. Please go and
support their main fundraiser of 2018

Art and Craft Camp

Halloween Art and Craft camp for kids Tues 30th October
to Thursday 1st November inclusive, 10am – 1pm in St. Mary’s
Hall, Lanesboro.  €35 per child.  Suitable for ages 4 -10
years.  To book a place contact Denise 086 8930990 or Amy 087 0904388.

Set Dancing Classes

As
we go into the late Autumn and Winter perhaps it is time to think about taking
up the Set Dancing classes that take place in St. Faithleach’s clubhouse every
Tuesday at 8.30pm. You will come under the expert tuition of Mairead who is
running classes for beginners. If you think you would like to go along and
would like to get some encouragement or information you can ring Mairead at 086
8546 433.

Lanesboro Library

October Bank Holiday

Library will
be closed on Saturday 27th October and Bank Holiday Monday 29th October.  Library will
reopen on Tuesday 30th October at 2pm.
Knitting
& Crochet Group

Knitting & Crochet group continues every
Monday 2pm to 4pm.  New members always welcome!
Poetry
& Music Group
Poetry & Music group continues at
the library on Monday 22nd  October 4.15-5.30pm. All welcome to come along
and join in with this very vibrant group!
ESOL
Class

ESOL (English for speakers of other languages) continues
every Tuesday evening at 7pm at the library.
Babble
& Books Parent & Toddler Group

The group will continue every Wednesday morning
at 10.30am. All welcome to come along and interact with other children ages 0-4
yrs., play with our Lego table/building blocks, toy box, colouring tables and
hear a story or two!
Book
Club

Our Book Club continues on Friday morning 26th October at
11am.  Come along
for a chat and a cuppa. New members always welcome.
Opening
Hours

Monday 2pm – 8pm, Tuesday 2pm – 6pm, Wed &
Fri 10am – 1pm & 2pm – 5pm,
Sat 10am – 1pm.
Foreign
Currency & Used Stamps
We are still collecting unwanted foreign
currency and old coins/notes in aid of ISPCC. The smallest donation can make a
huge difference.
We also collect used stamps in aid of
ISPCC.  Thank you.
Membership
Library membership is free for everyone and
provides you with complimentary access to books and p.c.’s in the library as
well as a range of digital services.
Download free eBooks, eAudiobooks, magazines and
newspapers with your library card and pin.  Renew or request books on our
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Learn a new language online with Mango (over 71
languages available) or learn a new skill with Universal Class which offers
over 400 free online courses.
Call to the library for your free library card
& pin or further information.

The 15th Gallant 5km/10km Challenge:

In
aid of St Christopher’s Hospice Cavan takes place on Saturday
27th October 2018.  This event will start and finish at Mc Seains Bar
Cornafean and will be marked out and stewarded along the route to guide you
along the way to whichever distance you decide to participate in. Main
sponsors of this year’s event are Barry Kiernan Construction Moyne County
Longford, Corrigan’s Fuel Services and Convenience Store Moyne County Longford
and Grousehall Furniture Killydoon.  Special thanks to them for their kind
support. Over the previous 14 years the Challenge has been an outstanding
success raising €389,000 for this wonderful cause. There will be loads of
surprises and craic on the day and it will be a fantastic day for the
family.  Entry fee on the day to participate in the Challenge is
voluntary.  Registration for the Challenge takes place from 12 noon and
Challenge kicks off at 1pm sharp. Anyone wishing to donate to this very worthy
cause can do so by leaving donations in the Village Foodstore Crossdoney. 
All donations are greatly accepted.

Sponsorship cards or information on the Challenge are
available from St Christopher’s Hospice 049-4332999, Ciaran Weir 086-0753309,
William Hughes on 086-3584700 and Village Foodstore
in Crossdoney.  Please COME ALONG and support this worthy cause

Rathcline GAA.

Recipes for Rathcline

Rathcline GAA Club will once again be holding their Annual
‘Cake Fare’ on Sunday 9th December in St. Marys Parish Hall. 

On that day we intend to launch a collection of recipes
gathered from around Rathcline parish. 
If you would like to have your favourite recipe or indeed an old family
one included in the publication, simply handwrite or type it up and leave it in
to Joe or Martina O’Brien or you can contact Pat Connerton on 0861617501 or
Michelle Connerton on 0861699466.  Like
the football it is “Minor, Senior, ladies and Gents”.  The club is hoping to collect a huge number of
old recipes and if you can get them to us as soon as possible so that we can
have the booklet ready for our Cake Fare. Looking forward to hearing from
everybody and especially adding your recipe into the publication.

The revised schedule of games has been agreed with CCC
Longford commenced last weekend. There are many hugely important games in this
schedule and it is very important that there is a huge support for the teams
throughout. You will see two finals with the prospects of others and we hope
for a brilliant finish to the 2018 season. ‘Be with us Be there’.

Correction

Last week in these very notes I stated that Rathcline would
be playing Naomh Éanna in the Leinster Championship as I read on the Wexford
GAA site. There are two Intermediate championships in Wexford and the winners
of their ‘A Championship’, Naomh Éanna, play in the Leinster Junior. We will
instead be playing the winners of Horeswood who won the Intermediate
Championship on Saturday last or Kilkenny champions Mullinavat who meet on
Saturday next. The game will most likely be played in New Ross or Nolan Park,
Kilkenny.

Support if you can

This Saturday
night 27th October our neighbours St Brigid’s GAA Killashee are
holding a race night in The Richmond Inn Clondra. A great night
guaranteed. If you can go, we are asking you to go along and support

Upcoming games

This Wednesday 24th October Minor championship
Final in Kenagh at 8.15pm. Sunday next 28th October Patsy Reilly Cup
semi final V Ardagh/Moydow in Clonbonny at 2pm. The following Friday 2nd
November the promotion relegation playoff will take place when we will take on
Granard and a win here will see us playing Division 1 football in 2019. On Saturday
10th November we will make the journey to Wexford/Kilkenny for the
Quarter Final of the Leinster Intermediate championship with a 1.30pm throw-in.
The following Friday night we will play the U20 Championship Final at a venue
yet to be decided at 8.30pm. The semi-final of the Leinster Intermediate will
take place on Saturday 24th November at 1.30pm, this will be an away
game against the winners of the Offaly/Wicklow Quarter Final.

St. Faithleach’s GAA

Senior League:  St. Faithleach’s played Clan na
Gael in Ballyleague on Saturday afternoon.  Result:  St. Faithleach’s 1-13
Clan na Gael 3-14. Team: Michael O’Donnell, Karl Nerney, Adrian Murtagh, Mikey
Cox, David Harrison, Connell Kennelly, Cathal Gunn, Darren Nerney, Brian
Murtagh (0-2), Jonathon Hussey, David Rooney (0-2), Daniel Foley (1-0),
Kevin Farrell (0-1), Ciarán Murtagh (0-6), Aidan Dooney (0-2). Substitution(s):
Colm Mangan and Pádraig Shanley.
Bord Na Mona: Past players of Bord Na Mona (Mountdillon
GAA) where honoured in St. Faithleach’s clubhouse on Saturday night last. From
the early 60’s up to the 90’s players from both Roscommon and Longford took
part in the Inter Firms competition including both club and county
players. Many thanks to all who travelled from far afield to meet up,
to Ciaran Mullooly and to Bord na Mona for sponsoring the event and the
medals which were given as a token of appreciation. 
King and Queen of St. Faithleach’s: 
The search for our King and Queen continues in earnest this coming weekend
as two of our contestants have their fundraising events. Caroline Connaughton
and her team climb Carrauntoohil on Saturday 27th and Joe Brown gets
“All Shook Up” at the disco in Clarkes Bar on Sunday 28th. Your
support for all our contestant’s is appreciated and both events promise to
be great fun. Details of how you can support are available on our Facebook and
Twitter pages. 
Cinema Night: As part of the many social activities that
the club undertakes a free cinema night will be hosted in the clubhouse for all
our younger members on Monday 29th 6-9pm.  This is a great opportunity
for all the family to get into the Halloween spirit and get to know
other parents from the club. There will also be prizes for the best colouring competition
and a few other surprises on the night.  All welcome.  




Lanesboro Ballyleague notes Monday 15th October 2018

Lanesboro Ballyleague Notes

Champions at last

At the
third time of asking the Rathcline team gained victory over a very gallant and
tough Ardagh/Moydow side. As was the way in the previous two games there was
nothing between the two teams right through the game. It must be said that we
did miss some golden goal chances and in fairness to the lads they never
allowed it to diminish their aim of winning back to back Intermediate championship
titles. They had to dig deep throughout and with a relatively young team, these
three games against Ardagh/Moydow was a wonderfully tough learning lesson and
the longer the game went on Sunday you could see them growing greater into the
game.

At a stage
half way through the second half we pulled away from Ardagh/Moydow by four
points but as was their way throughout this intriguing trilogy they pegged the
lead back, but it was then that our young men stepped up and Niall Keane scored
a great goal to edge us ahead and this time there was to be no doubt about us
winning.

The next
step is an away trip for the Leinster Quarter Final on Saturday 10th November
where Rathcline will play the winners of Mullinavat from Kilkenny or Wexford
champions Naomh
Éanna from Gorey. There is no doubt that the three games will have stood us in
a great place and I am sure the management and panel will relish the trip to
Kilkenny or Wexford.

Rathcline
will now go to play senior championship in 2019 and judging by the talent that
is developing in the club there is no doubt that they won’t be found wanting
playing senior championship and perhaps it will not be too long before they
will end the famine of a second county championship in the parish.

Wedding

The
marriage took place in Sant Isodooro Church, Tragliata, Rome of Emma Kilbride
daughter of Freda and Joe Kilbride, Ballyleague and Craig Jackson son of Bobbye
and Bill Jackson, Mtunzini, Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa. Matron of Honour was
Anna Kimmins-Shine cousin of the Bride and Bridesmaid was Michaela Schramm.
Bestman was Keith Jackson brother of the Groom and Dean Berlin friend of the
Groom. The Flower Girl was Zoe Jackson niece of the Groom. The marriage
ceremony was celebrated by Fr. Roby and the wedding reception was held in Borgo
Di Tragliata.

We
wish the happy couple many years of wedded bliss.

Men and Women
Recipes

The subcommittee organising the Rathcline GAA Annual ‘Cake
Fare’ on Sunday 9th December in St. Marys Parish Hall is seeking
your help in collecting recipes you may have and would like to share them. The
idea is to produce a collection with all your recipes included and, on that
day, it is intended to launch a collection of recipes gathered from around
Rathcline parish and further afield. In recent years there has been a great
shift to the number of men cooking and baking and the committee would love to
hear from you as well as all the ladies that are continually creating great
food and confectionary from their chosen recipes.

If you would like to have your favourite recipe or indeed an
old family one included in the publication, simply handwrite or type it up and
leave it in to Joe or Martina O’Brien or you can contact Pat Connerton on
0861617501 or Michelle Connerton on 0861699466.

Without doubt there are surely a huge number of recipes
handed down safely stowed away in presses, drawers and attics. Now is the time
to dust them off and share them with us. Thanking you in advance.

Can you get your recipes to us as soon as possible as we hope
to have the booklet available for the Cake Fare?

The club is looking forward to hearing from everybody with a
connection to our parish and we look forward to adding your recipe into the
publication.

Breakfast Morning on Sunday next

The
hugely popular Lanesboro Tidy Towns Breakfast Morning will return on Sunday morning
next 21st October in St. Mary’s Parish Hall from 9am to 1pm.

Last
year was the inaugural staging of the event and it proved to be a massive
success. This year we hope there will be a bigger crowd supporting the
Breakfast and the wonderful work being done by Lanesboro Tidy Towns. Tickets,
priced €10, are on sale throughout the town for those that wish to support and
cannot attend on the day. There is also the option to pay your €10 on the door.

Death

Tom
Ginty, formerly Knock, who is presently home on holidays from Canada dropped
into the shop to me on Friday to tell me that Barney Carberry, formerly
Cloontuskert, emailed him to tell him that Pat Monaghan had passed away on
Thursday 12th October.

The
Monaghan family, originally from Co. Mayo, for all of us that remembered the
family were highly respected in our community. John Joe, Pat and Mattie had few
equals on the football pitch and their exploits in the Rathcline jersey are still
talked about. The family also consisted of four sisters Mary, Noreen, Sadie and
Ann. The family are still often spoken about with a great fondness and
affection. How many families have left that impact in our community having been
gone for such a long time? My memory of the family as a youngster was when they
lived with their mother on the top of the hill of Rathcline.

Pat
was born on 13th May 1945, lived in Canada for many years had been
in hospital in Toronto. He had been ill for a time before his death. Even
though he was ill Pat’s death leaves a great sadness in all our hearts and
minds. We extend our deepest sympathy to all the surviving Monaghan family
members, relatives and friends.

Wilder and Gold

A
new coffee shop and giftware store, Wilder and Gold’ was opened last week in
Main Street Ballymahon, by local lady Marie O’Dowd. Marie is daughter of
Margaret and the late Kevin O’Dowd, Bornacor. Marie has a great knowledge of
business and this is her first venture into being self employed. We wish Marie the
very best of luck and wish her much success. Wilder and Gold is situated beside
the Post office and Bank of Ireland and it is situated in the former Hanley’s
shop.

Ambitious
Plans

The Committee of Cloontuskert Cemetery would like to
thank everybody who contributed so generously to our recent Cemetery
Sunday collection for the upkeep of the Cemetery for the coming year your
generosity is greatly appreciated.  Our thoughts now turn to our next
project which will be our last.  We hope to erect a statue of Our Lady of
Fatima and the three visionaries it will be erected on the left-hand side
of the front entrance to the old Cemetery to the height of the surrounding wall
48 inches. We do not have a time frame for its completion but would love to
have it in place for next year, but that might be a bit too ambitious as we are
just falling short of the estimated cost. 

Anyone
who wishes to inquire further about the proposed project contact any committee
member – Sean Carthy, Johnny Malone, Peter Cox
Frank Curley Pauline Brennan

Get Active for 6 weeks

A
get out get active 6-week activity programme will take place in Ballyleague commencing
on Tuesday 23rd October for the six-week duration.

Men
and women classes, weekly weigh in, couch to 5k, indoor and outdoor sessions,
there will be an optional nutritional plan for those wanting this add on.

There
will be four sessions each week – Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. This
programme is suitable for all to take part in and enjoy.

The
cost of the programme is €100.

There
will be a registration night on this coming Thursday night 11th
October in St. Faithleach’s clubhouse from 8-10pm. For further details contact
Ray Cox 086 6085 272

50/50

On Monday night last, the draw took
place for the weekly 50/50 draw. This week our winner was Sean Carroll,
Tullyvrane. The winning envelope was worth €267. Congratulations to Sean on his
win and the club also thanks him for his weekly support of the 50/50

The club thanks everyone for their
continued support and encourage everyone to persist in your support as your
name will surely be drawn out soon. 
Tickets are on sale in local shops and businesses throughout the town at
€2 each. Alternatively, you can by the pink ticket for the year for just €100
and have 2 free weeks. The club would like to thank everyone that continues to
support the draw on a weekly basis and the many people that buy the one-year
ticket.

€14,100 Tidy Towns

The
Lanesboro Tidy Towns Lottery draw took place on Tuesday morning last on the
Co-Op office. There was no winner of the €14,000, jackpot and the jackpot for
this week, will now rise to reach and the really worthwhile winning amount of
€14,100. The numbers drawn were 3, 5, 10 and 21. The winner of the €50 prize
was Lisa Devlin c/o Market, and the three €20 prizes were won by Breata Kenny,
Newpark, Cathy Donlon Church View and Mary Slattery, Ballyleague.

The
committee thanks everyone for tremendous and loyal support support.

Please
note that winners can collect their winning cheques in the Co-Op office only and
will be available from Monday to Friday from 9am to 2pm.

Lough Ree Golfing Society

After
cancelling last Friday’s outing to Strokestown due to the weather, the Society
have rescheduled the outing for next Friday 19th October at 11am.It is hoped to see you all there.

Lanesboro Bridge Club

The results
for of the competition held on Wednesday 3rd October are: North/South 1st
Eileen Kelly and Mary Farrell, 2nd
Mary Mc Gushin and Una Clarke, 3rd
Kathleen Kelly and Elish Gray. East/West: 1st
Frances Brennan and Frank Brennan, 2nd
Katherine Harrison and Philomena Walsh, 3rd
Maura Hanley and Elizabeth Clyne

The results for
Wednesday 10th October: North/South; 1st Mary Mc Gushin and Bernadette Clancy,
2nd Katherine Harrison and Carmel Rodgers, 3rd Phil
Chalmers and Cyril Hussey.

East/West: 1st Brid McDermott and Una Lawlor, 2nd
Elish Gray and Elizabeth Clyne, 3rd Patricia McGann and Mary
Jamieson.

Person of the
Year

Last Friday night was a momentous night for Fr. Brendan Sullivan,
son of Pat and Josie Sullivan, Lehery when Brendan was announced as the
Midlands Simon Community Longford Person of the Year. Brendan who celebrated 25
years of Ministry in the Church earlier this year was and is a shining light
for everyone in the manner he carries out his ministry. He is hugely regarded
for the amount of work he does apart from his ministry and this is an honour
that is thoroughly deserved. No matter where you go, and his name is mentioned the
affection he is held is amazing – Brendan affects many in the most positives of
ways.

Congratulations Brendan on a richly deserved award.

It was a great weekend for the O’Sullivan family when
Brendan’s nephew Iarla was name as man of the match in Rathcline’s great win in
the Intermediate Championship – a great weekend all round.

Thank You

The
Lough Ree Sub Aqua Club would like to thank everyone for their very generous
support to their church gate collection last weekend. The sum donated amounted
to €752.

Mens Club

The
club meets every second Thursday in Clarke’s Bar every Thursday from 12noon
until 1pm.  The next meeting will take
place on Thursday 18th October and the many stories of their trip to
the Titanic Centre, Belfast that took place on Monday. If you have never been
there and would like to get involved just drop in to Clarkes for a cuppa and a
chat for the hour once a week.

Lough Ree 2000 Bridge Club

The
results of the competition held on Monday 8th October were N/S: Gross/Nett: 1st Kathleen Kearney Kelly
and Joan Donlon, 2nd Mary Fallon and Kathleen Hanley and Ann
Donlon and Freda Kenny. E/W: Gross/Nett: 1st Una Clarke and Maureen
Hynes, 2nd Katharine Harrison and Essie Nugent, 3rd Maura
Hanley and Mary Mc Gushin                         

Cloontuskert National School 

The Parent’s Association would like to thank everyone
who helped out, bought ducks and sponsored prizes for the Duck Derby that
took place on 7th October.  It was a great success.

The Parents Association would like to sincerely thank
the sponsors of spot prizes for the Duck Darby – Xlntee, Cloud 9, Johnston’s
Pharmacy and Town and Country, Athleague. 
Many thanks also to Niall Gannon and Brían Crossan
who helped out on the day in their kayaks, Tracy and Michael Farrell and Fergal
McElgunn from Lough Ree Sub Aqua and to Patricia McCormack who sourced some of
the ducks for us. 
Finally, a special thank you to all parents and
children that sold tickets themselves or at SuperValu and at Taste of
Lakelands. The winners were 1st Alan Farrell,
2nd Cathy Kelly, 3rd Maria Gill, 4th Joe Gill, 5th Jake Cox, 6th Tim Fox, 7th John Lackey, 8th Anna O’Brien and 9th Sean O’Halloran. Your
support is greatly appreciated.

Astro Turf

Plans were unveiled this week for a new initiative to
develop an astro turf soccer pitch for the benefit of all the children of Lanesborough,
Ballyleague and students of the local secondary school and adults of the entire
community. The pitch is badly needed because the existing field at the track at
Lanesborough Community College, which has served the school and the community
well over the decades, now suffers from heavy flooding in Winter time and is
unplayable a lot. The astro project will cost up to €200,000 and is being
undertaken by a voluntary committee set up by Ballyboro soccer club and the
Longford Westmeath Education and Training Board who own the land at LCC. 

The
committee is made up of all local lads and lassies from Lanesborough & Rathcline,
Kilgefin and Ballyleague: Jason Fallon,
Stephen Rooney, Eddie Kelly, Seamus Sorohan, Karl Crawford, Mark Tarmey, Lee
Cullen, Ann McGloin, Ronnie Johnston, Eamon Bolger, Kevin
Connaughton, John Tynan, Ciaran Mullooly, Carol Donlon, Kieran
Feeney. 

The
first target for the new committee is to raise enough funds so that it can
apply to the Department of Tourism & Sport for a Sports Capital Grant at
the end of this month of October for assistance and the committee needs to have
a minimum of five per cent of the project cost in the bank at that stage.
Raising €10,000 will not be easy, but the committee has set up a Go Fund Me
page on the internet and has already raised over €6,000 – thanks to great help
from Joe O’Brien and the committee. A special appeal has gone out to past
pupils of the school and former residents of the community who are now far away
from home but can assist over the World Wide Web. To support the fundraising,
just copy and paste this address into your computer browser or link to it
online. The link is here:

https://www.gofundme.com/new-lanesborough-astro-turf-pitch?pc=tw_dn_cpgnsharemore_r&rcid=r01-153892268711-2b24de41254e4759

The
committee has a number of major fundraising initiatives at the planning stage
for 2019 but will only be holding smaller events before Christmas while
other major events in the area are underway. The first small event – a TABLE
QUIZ NIGHT – is aimed at attracting support from all the families of all
students of Lanesborough Community College and all the parents of all the team
players with Ballyboro soccer club. This Table quiz will be held at Rosie’s Bar (Sorohan’s)
in Ballyleague on Friday night October 26th next at 9.30pm.  Tables of 4 will cost €40 – (10 euro each member)
and there will lots of great spot prizes on the night. so please mark the date in your diary for a good
night out on the Halloween weekend Friday October 26th. 

If you
would like to make a donation to the astro turf pitch fund or help the
committee in any way please e mail ballyboroastropitchcommittee@gmail.com or telephone John Tynan – the Chairman of Ballyboro
soccer club at 087 6221894.

Art and Craft Camp

Halloween Art and Craft camp for kids Tues 30th October
to Thursday 1st November inclusive, 10am – 1pm in St. Mary’s
Hall, Lanesboro.  €35 per child.  Suitable for ages 4 -10
years.  To book a place contact Denise 086 8930990 or Amy 087 0904388.

Set Dancing Classes

As
we go into the late Autumn and Winter perhaps it is time to think about taking
up the Set Dancing classes that take place in St. Faithleach’s clubhouse every
Tuesday at 8.30pm. You will come under the expert tuition of Mairead who is
running classes for beginners. If you think you would like to go along and would
like to get some encouragement or information you can ring Mairead at 086 8546
433.

Lanesboro Library

Create a Spooky Door Wreath!
Create a Spooky Halloween Door Wreath to
greet your trick or treaters! This event is part of the Aisling Festival and
costs €5 per child.  Age 6-12 yrs.
Venue: Lanesboro Library
Date: Tuesday 23rs October: Time: 4pm – 5.30pm: Places are limited so contact Stella on 0433321291 to book!

Knitting & Crochet Group
Knitting & Crochet group continues every
Monday 2pm to 4pm.  New members always welcome!
Poetry
& Music Group

Poetry & Music group continues at the
library on Monday 22nd October 4.15-5.30pm. All welcome to come
along and join in with this very vibrant group!
Babble
& Books Parent & Toddler Group

The group will continue every Wednesday morning
at 10.30am. All welcome to come along and interact with other children ages 0-4
yrs., play with our Lego table/building blocks, toy box, colouring tables
and hear a story or two!
Book
Launch

Come along and support local author Rob Peacock
at the launch of his second magical mythical children’s book ‘Cara and the
Cauldron of the Round Hill’.
Venue:  Lanesboro Library on Thursday 18th October at
7pm.
Guess
the Weight of the Pumpkin!

In conjunction with the book launch, we are
running a ‘Guess the weight of the Pumpkin’ competition.  Author Rob
Peacock has grown a giant pumpkin which is on display in the Library! 
Prize for the correct or nearest answer will be a signed copy of both of Rob’s
books ‘Cara and the Mystery of the Missing Ball’ and ‘Cara and the Cauldron of
the Round Hill’!
Drop into the Library to get your entry in if
you want to win!!
Hallowe’en
Family Fun Morning
Parents are welcome to bring their children along to the
Library on Saturday morning 20th October 10am to 12 noon for some Family Fun!
Along with the games/Lego/colouring tables, we
will have some Hallowe’en fun outfits in the Dress up box and Hallowe’en crafts
at the Crafts table.
This is a free event and no booking is required!
Book
Club

Our Book Club continues on Friday morning 26th October at
11am.  Come
along for a chat and a cuppa. New members always welcome.
Opening
Hours

Monday 2pm – 8pm, Tuesday 2pm – 6pm, Wed &
Fri 10am – 1pm & 2pm – 5pm,
Sat 10am – 1pm.
Foreign
Currency & Used Stamps

We are still collecting unwanted foreign
currency and old coins/notes in aid of ISPCC. The smallest donation can make a
huge difference.
We also collect used stamps in aid of
ISPCC.  Thank you.
Membership
Library membership is free for everyone and
provides you with complimentary access to books and p.c.’s in the library as
well as a range of digital services.
Download free eBooks, eAudiobooks, magazines and
newspapers with your library card and pin.  Renew or request books on our
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languages available) or learn a new skill with Universal Class which offers
over 400 free online courses.
Call to the library for your free library card
& pin or further information.

Table
Quiz

A Table Quiz to raise funds for an MRI Scanner at
Mullingar hospital will take place on The Peer Rakish Paddy on Friday 19th
October at 9pm. A table of 4 will cost €40. There will also be a raffle on the
night.

Concert

The friends of the Regional Hospital Mullingar will
host a fund-raising event with funds going to help with the provision of an MRI
Scanner for the hospital. The concert that takes place on Saturday night 27th
October in St. Mary’s Parish Hall will include comedy act and School around the
Corner. This is an evening for young and old with music and craic. Tickets €10
each and are on sale in O’Brien’s.

The 15th Gallant 5km/10km Challenge:

In
aid of St Christopher’s Hospice Cavan takes place on Saturday
27th October 2018.  This event will start and finish at Mc Seains Bar
Cornafean and will be marked out and stewarded along the route to guide you
along the way to whichever distance you decide to participate in. Main
sponsors of this year’s event are Barry Kiernan Construction Moyne County
Longford, Corrigan’s Fuel Services and Convenience Store Moyne County Longford
and Grousehall Furniture Killydoon.  Special thanks to them for their kind
support. Over the previous 14 years the Challenge has been an outstanding
success raising €389,000 for this wonderful cause. There will be loads of
surprises and craic on the day and it will be a fantastic day for the
family.  Entry fee on the day to participate in the Challenge is
voluntary.  Registration for the Challenge takes place from 12 noon and
Challenge kicks off at 1pm sharp. Anyone wishing to donate to this very worthy
cause can do so by leaving donations in the Village Foodstore Crossdoney. 
All donations are greatly accepted.

Sponsorship cards or information on the Challenge are
available from St Christopher’s Hospice 049-4332999, Ciaran Weir 086-0753309,
William Hughes on 086-3584700 and Village Foodstore
in Crossdoney.  Please COME ALONG and support this worthy cause

Rathcline GAA.

Recipes for Rathcline

Rathcline GAA Club will once again be holding their Annual
‘Cake Fare’ on Sunday 9th December in St. Marys Parish Hall. 

On that day we intend to launch a collection of recipes
gathered from around Rathcline parish. 
If you would like to have your favourite recipe or indeed an old family
one included in the publication, simply handwrite or type it up and leave it in
to Joe or Martina O’Brien or you can contact Pat Connerton on 0861617501 or
Michelle Connerton on 0861699466.  Like
the football it is “Minor, Senior, ladies and Gents”.  The club is hoping to collect a huge number of
old recipes and if you can get them to us as soon as possible so that we can
have the booklet ready for our Cake Fare. Looking forward to hearing from
everybody and especially adding your recipe into the publication.

Intermediate
Champions:

The aim in 2018 was to win the Intermediate
championship and to regain senior championship status. Following a famous
victory, at the third time of asking, over a hugely determined Ardagh/Moydow
side. They made us work hard for everything we got, and their challenge was at
all times tough. We dug deep twice before and on Sunday it was to be no
different. We went four points up at a crucial stage of the game and it look like
we were going to pull away, but their challenge was not to wane and in no time,
it was back level. The intensity of the game began to rise, and our lads were
no about to cede victory and a wonderful swift attack saw Niall Keane slide the
ball to the Ardagh net for a lead that we were never to lose. Celebrations
began, and it was a tremendous for the Rathcline team to reward the tremendous
support of the community far and wide who were with us throughout this fabulous
victory. The club would like to acknowledge the great work of team manager,
Liam Tully, selectors Anthony Farrell, Kevin Connaughton, Brendan Rhatigan and everyone
else that chipped in and helped in the developing of the team to achieve this
great success on Sunday. The club would like to thank our great support that
was in Pearse Park over the three games it was wonderful to see you persist in
your support.

Congratulations to Iarla O’Sullivan on being
named man of the match.

We look forward to the Leinster Championship
where we will play in Kilkenny or Wexford, Mullinavat or Naomh Éanna on the 10th
November. We go into this game with great confidence considering we played and
lost narrowly to Wexford champions, Kilanerin, last year. They went on to
win the Leinster Intermediate title and only Sunday last were very unlucky not
to have won the Wexford senior championship final.  

It is a great day for our club to be back in
the senior ranks and we look forward to the constant development of our team into
a team that in no time will, we are sure, be competing on Senior County Final
day.

There is a huge amount of work being done in
the development of the club as a whole and this victory should provide a great
support to the exceptional and continuous work being done tirelessly.

Congratulations:

The Rathcline club would like to pay a
special tribute to Fr. Brendan O’Sullivan on being named Midland Simon
Community Longford Person of the Year in the Longford Arms on Friday night
last.

50/50

On Monday night last, the draw took
place for the weekly 50/50 draw. This week our winner was Sean Carroll,
Tullyvrane. The winning envelope was worth €267. Congratulations to Sean on his
win and the club also thanks him for his weekly support of the 50/50

The club thanks everyone for their
continued support and encourage everyone to persist in your support as your
name will surely be drawn out soon. 
Tickets are on sale in local shops and businesses throughout the town at
€2 each. Alternatively, you can by the pink ticket for the year for just €100
and have 2 free weeks. The club would like to thank everyone that continues to
support the draw on a weekly basis and the many people that buy the one-year
ticket.

Underage:

Last Saturday night the Shannon
Gaels Minor club staged the Fr. Ted Comes to Town in St. Mary’s hall. The play
was back due to public demand and there was another great crowd enjoying the
night. The play was written by Colin Fayne. The night was another very special
night for Shannon Gaels. The club would like to thank Colin for writing the
play, our actors, the backstage crew, the front of house, costume design and
makeup, the ladies in the shop. The club would like to thank Margaret Gillen,
Anne O’Reilly, The Green and one contributor who wishes to remain anonymous for
their generous donations.

The club is deeply grateful to Pat
Deasy his wife Angie and their Green Light company for his sponsoring of both
staging’s of the play.

Our Minor League final has been rescheduled
for Wednesday week 24th October at a venue yet to be confirmed. If
you can make it would be tremendous to have a big crowd turning up to support
the lads and hopefully bring home another title to the parish.

Well done to our county U16 Fr. Manning
Cup representatives Briain Casey, Kevin Tansey, Richard Prior and Seadhna Ryan
on helping Longford commence their campaign with a win over Leitrim. Longford
will take on Meath at Meath Centre of Excellence Dunsany on this coming Saturday
at 2pm.

St. Faithleach’s GAA

Senior
League: The O’Rourke Cup continues on Saturday afternoon when St. Faithleach’s
play Clann na Gael in Ballyleague at 4-30pm. 

Mountdillon
GAA Celebration: St. Faithleach’s will host a very special event in the
clubhouse on Saturday 20th October as past player’s, officials and friends of
the Bord Na Mona /Mountdillon GAA will be honoured at a special reception. RTE
broadcaster Ciaran Mullooly will be master of ceremonies and this free event
will include music and refreshments.

Get
Our Get Active: There has been a fantastic response to our Get Out Get Active
challenge which kicks off on Oct 23rd. Best of luck to all our participants.

Lotto:
Jackpot stands at €12,000. Envelopes are €2 and are available from all local
retailers and the clubhouse.

anesboro Ballyleague Notes

Champions at last

At the
third time of asking the Rathcline team gained victory over a very gallant and
tough Ardagh/Moydow side. As was the way in the previous two games there was
nothing between the two teams right through the game. It must be said that we
did miss some golden goal chances and in fairness to the lads they never
allowed it to diminish their aim of winning back to back Intermediate championship
titles. They had to dig deep throughout and with a relatively young team, these
three games against Ardagh/Moydow was a wonderfully tough learning lesson and
the longer the game went on Sunday you could see them growing greater into the
game.

At a stage
half way through the second half we pulled away from Ardagh/Moydow by four
points but as was their way throughout this intriguing trilogy they pegged the
lead back, but it was then that our young men stepped up and Niall Keane scored
a great goal to edge us ahead and this time there was to be no doubt about us
winning.

The next
step is an away trip for the Leinster Quarter Final on Saturday 10th November
where Rathcline will play the winners of Mullinavat from Kilkenny or Wexford
champions Naomh
Éanna from Gorey. There is no doubt that the three games will have stood us in
a great place and I am sure the management and panel will relish the trip to
Kilkenny or Wexford.

Rathcline
will now go to play senior championship in 2019 and judging by the talent that
is developing in the club there is no doubt that they won’t be found wanting
playing senior championship and perhaps it will not be too long before they
will end the famine of a second county championship in the parish.

Wedding

The
marriage took place in Sant Isodooro Church, Tragliata, Rome of Emma Kilbride
daughter of Freda and Joe Kilbride, Ballyleague and Craig Jackson son of Bobbye
and Bill Jackson, Mtunzini, Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa. Matron of Honour was
Anna Kimmins-Shine cousin of the Bride and Bridesmaid was Michaela Schramm.
Bestman was Keith Jackson brother of the Groom and Dean Berlin friend of the
Groom. The Flower Girl was Zoe Jackson niece of the Groom. The marriage
ceremony was celebrated by Fr. Roby and the wedding reception was held in Borgo
Di Tragliata.

We
wish the happy couple many years of wedded bliss.

Men and Women
Recipes

The subcommittee organising the Rathcline GAA Annual ‘Cake
Fare’ on Sunday 9th December in St. Marys Parish Hall is seeking
your help in collecting recipes you may have and would like to share them. The
idea is to produce a collection with all your recipes included and, on that
day, it is intended to launch a collection of recipes gathered from around
Rathcline parish and further afield. In recent years there has been a great
shift to the number of men cooking and baking and the committee would love to
hear from you as well as all the ladies that are continually creating great
food and confectionary from their chosen recipes.

If you would like to have your favourite recipe or indeed an
old family one included in the publication, simply handwrite or type it up and
leave it in to Joe or Martina O’Brien or you can contact Pat Connerton on
0861617501 or Michelle Connerton on 0861699466.

Without doubt there are surely a huge number of recipes
handed down safely stowed away in presses, drawers and attics. Now is the time
to dust them off and share them with us. Thanking you in advance.

Can you get your recipes to us as soon as possible as we hope
to have the booklet available for the Cake Fare?

The club is looking forward to hearing from everybody with a
connection to our parish and we look forward to adding your recipe into the
publication.

Breakfast Morning on Sunday next

The
hugely popular Lanesboro Tidy Towns Breakfast Morning will return on Sunday morning
next 21st October in St. Mary’s Parish Hall from 9am to 1pm.

Last
year was the inaugural staging of the event and it proved to be a massive
success. This year we hope there will be a bigger crowd supporting the
Breakfast and the wonderful work being done by Lanesboro Tidy Towns. Tickets,
priced €10, are on sale throughout the town for those that wish to support and
cannot attend on the day. There is also the option to pay your €10 on the door.

Death

Tom
Ginty, formerly Knock, who is presently home on holidays from Canada dropped
into the shop to me on Friday to tell me that Barney Carberry, formerly
Cloontuskert, emailed him to tell him that Pat Monaghan had passed away on
Thursday 12th October.

The
Monaghan family, originally from Co. Mayo, for all of us that remembered the
family were highly respected in our community. John Joe, Pat and Mattie had few
equals on the football pitch and their exploits in the Rathcline jersey are still
talked about. The family also consisted of four sisters Mary, Noreen, Sadie and
Ann. The family are still often spoken about with a great fondness and
affection. How many families have left that impact in our community having been
gone for such a long time? My memory of the family as a youngster was when they
lived with their mother on the top of the hill of Rathcline.

Pat
was born on 13th May 1945, lived in Canada for many years had been
in hospital in Toronto. He had been ill for a time before his death. Even
though he was ill Pat’s death leaves a great sadness in all our hearts and
minds. We extend our deepest sympathy to all the surviving Monaghan family
members, relatives and friends.

Wilder and Gold

A
new coffee shop and giftware store, Wilder and Gold’ was opened last week in
Main Street Ballymahon, by local lady Marie O’Dowd. Marie is daughter of
Margaret and the late Kevin O’Dowd, Bornacor. Marie has a great knowledge of
business and this is her first venture into being self employed. We wish Marie the
very best of luck and wish her much success. Wilder and Gold is situated beside
the Post office and Bank of Ireland and it is situated in the former Hanley’s
shop.

Ambitious
Plans

The Committee of Cloontuskert Cemetery would like to
thank everybody who contributed so generously to our recent Cemetery
Sunday collection for the upkeep of the Cemetery for the coming year your
generosity is greatly appreciated.  Our thoughts now turn to our next
project which will be our last.  We hope to erect a statue of Our Lady of
Fatima and the three visionaries it will be erected on the left-hand side
of the front entrance to the old Cemetery to the height of the surrounding wall
48 inches. We do not have a time frame for its completion but would love to
have it in place for next year, but that might be a bit too ambitious as we are
just falling short of the estimated cost. 

Anyone
who wishes to inquire further about the proposed project contact any committee
member – Sean Carthy, Johnny Malone, Peter Cox
Frank Curley Pauline Brennan

Get Active for 6 weeks

A
get out get active 6-week activity programme will take place in Ballyleague commencing
on Tuesday 23rd October for the six-week duration.

Men
and women classes, weekly weigh in, couch to 5k, indoor and outdoor sessions,
there will be an optional nutritional plan for those wanting this add on.

There
will be four sessions each week – Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. This
programme is suitable for all to take part in and enjoy.

The
cost of the programme is €100.

There
will be a registration night on this coming Thursday night 11th
October in St. Faithleach’s clubhouse from 8-10pm. For further details contact
Ray Cox 086 6085 272

50/50

On Monday night last, the draw took
place for the weekly 50/50 draw. This week our winner was Sean Carroll,
Tullyvrane. The winning envelope was worth €267. Congratulations to Sean on his
win and the club also thanks him for his weekly support of the 50/50

The club thanks everyone for their
continued support and encourage everyone to persist in your support as your
name will surely be drawn out soon. 
Tickets are on sale in local shops and businesses throughout the town at
€2 each. Alternatively, you can by the pink ticket for the year for just €100
and have 2 free weeks. The club would like to thank everyone that continues to
support the draw on a weekly basis and the many people that buy the one-year
ticket.

€14,100 Tidy Towns

The
Lanesboro Tidy Towns Lottery draw took place on Tuesday morning last on the
Co-Op office. There was no winner of the €14,000, jackpot and the jackpot for
this week, will now rise to reach and the really worthwhile winning amount of
€14,100. The numbers drawn were 3, 5, 10 and 21. The winner of the €50 prize
was Lisa Devlin c/o Market, and the three €20 prizes were won by Breata Kenny,
Newpark, Cathy Donlon Church View and Mary Slattery, Ballyleague.

The
committee thanks everyone for tremendous and loyal support support.

Please
note that winners can collect their winning cheques in the Co-Op office only and
will be available from Monday to Friday from 9am to 2pm.

Lough Ree Golfing Society

After
cancelling last Friday’s outing to Strokestown due to the weather, the Society
have rescheduled the outing for next Friday 19th October at 11am.It is hoped to see you all there.

Lanesboro Bridge Club

The results
for of the competition held on Wednesday 3rd October are: North/South 1st
Eileen Kelly and Mary Farrell, 2nd
Mary Mc Gushin and Una Clarke, 3rd
Kathleen Kelly and Elish Gray. East/West: 1st
Frances Brennan and Frank Brennan, 2nd
Katherine Harrison and Philomena Walsh, 3rd
Maura Hanley and Elizabeth Clyne

The results for
Wednesday 10th October: North/South; 1st Mary Mc Gushin and Bernadette Clancy,
2nd Katherine Harrison and Carmel Rodgers, 3rd Phil
Chalmers and Cyril Hussey.

East/West: 1st Brid McDermott and Una Lawlor, 2nd
Elish Gray and Elizabeth Clyne, 3rd Patricia McGann and Mary
Jamieson.

Person of the
Year

Last Friday night was a momentous night for Fr. Brendan Sullivan,
son of Pat and Josie Sullivan, Lehery when Brendan was announced as the
Midlands Simon Community Longford Person of the Year. Brendan who celebrated 25
years of Ministry in the Church earlier this year was and is a shining light
for everyone in the manner he carries out his ministry. He is hugely regarded
for the amount of work he does apart from his ministry and this is an honour
that is thoroughly deserved. No matter where you go, and his name is mentioned the
affection he is held is amazing – Brendan affects many in the most positives of
ways.

Congratulations Brendan on a richly deserved award.

It was a great weekend for the O’Sullivan family when
Brendan’s nephew Iarla was name as man of the match in Rathcline’s great win in
the Intermediate Championship – a great weekend all round.

Thank You

The
Lough Ree Sub Aqua Club would like to thank everyone for their very generous
support to their church gate collection last weekend. The sum donated amounted
to €752.

Mens Club

The
club meets every second Thursday in Clarke’s Bar every Thursday from 12noon
until 1pm.  The next meeting will take
place on Thursday 18th October and the many stories of their trip to
the Titanic Centre, Belfast that took place on Monday. If you have never been
there and would like to get involved just drop in to Clarkes for a cuppa and a
chat for the hour once a week.

Lough Ree 2000 Bridge Club

The
results of the competition held on Monday 8th October were N/S: Gross/Nett: 1st Kathleen Kearney Kelly
and Joan Donlon, 2nd Mary Fallon and Kathleen Hanley and Ann
Donlon and Freda Kenny. E/W: Gross/Nett: 1st Una Clarke and Maureen
Hynes, 2nd Katharine Harrison and Essie Nugent, 3rd Maura
Hanley and Mary Mc Gushin                         

Cloontuskert National School 

The Parent’s Association would like to thank everyone
who helped out, bought ducks and sponsored prizes for the Duck Derby that
took place on 7th October.  It was a great success.

The Parents Association would like to sincerely thank
the sponsors of spot prizes for the Duck Darby – Xlntee, Cloud 9, Johnston’s
Pharmacy and Town and Country, Athleague. 
Many thanks also to Niall Gannon and Brían Crossan
who helped out on the day in their kayaks, Tracy and Michael Farrell and Fergal
McElgunn from Lough Ree Sub Aqua and to Patricia McCormack who sourced some of
the ducks for us. 
Finally, a special thank you to all parents and
children that sold tickets themselves or at SuperValu and at Taste of
Lakelands. The winners were 1st Alan Farrell,
2nd Cathy Kelly, 3rd Maria Gill, 4th Joe Gill, 5th Jake Cox, 6th Tim Fox, 7th John Lackey, 8th Anna O’Brien and 9th Sean O’Halloran. Your
support is greatly appreciated.

Astro Turf

Plans were unveiled this week for a new initiative to
develop an astro turf soccer pitch for the benefit of all the children of Lanesborough,
Ballyleague and students of the local secondary school and adults of the entire
community. The pitch is badly needed because the existing field at the track at
Lanesborough Community College, which has served the school and the community
well over the decades, now suffers from heavy flooding in Winter time and is
unplayable a lot. The astro project will cost up to €200,000 and is being
undertaken by a voluntary committee set up by Ballyboro soccer club and the
Longford Westmeath Education and Training Board who own the land at LCC. 

The
committee is made up of all local lads and lassies from Lanesborough & Rathcline,
Kilgefin and Ballyleague: Jason Fallon,
Stephen Rooney, Eddie Kelly, Seamus Sorohan, Karl Crawford, Mark Tarmey, Lee
Cullen, Ann McGloin, Ronnie Johnston, Eamon Bolger, Kevin
Connaughton, John Tynan, Ciaran Mullooly, Carol Donlon, Kieran
Feeney. 

The
first target for the new committee is to raise enough funds so that it can
apply to the Department of Tourism & Sport for a Sports Capital Grant at
the end of this month of October for assistance and the committee needs to have
a minimum of five per cent of the project cost in the bank at that stage.
Raising €10,000 will not be easy, but the committee has set up a Go Fund Me
page on the internet and has already raised over €6,000 – thanks to great help
from Joe O’Brien and the committee. A special appeal has gone out to past
pupils of the school and former residents of the community who are now far away
from home but can assist over the World Wide Web. To support the fundraising,
just copy and paste this address into your computer browser or link to it
online. The link is here:

https://www.gofundme.com/new-lanesborough-astro-turf-pitch?pc=tw_dn_cpgnsharemore_r&rcid=r01-153892268711-2b24de41254e4759

The
committee has a number of major fundraising initiatives at the planning stage
for 2019 but will only be holding smaller events before Christmas while
other major events in the area are underway. The first small event – a TABLE
QUIZ NIGHT – is aimed at attracting support from all the families of all
students of Lanesborough Community College and all the parents of all the team
players with Ballyboro soccer club. This Table quiz will be held at Rosie’s Bar (Sorohan’s)
in Ballyleague on Friday night October 26th next at 9.30pm.  Tables of 4 will cost €40 – (10 euro each member)
and there will lots of great spot prizes on the night. so please mark the date in your diary for a good
night out on the Halloween weekend Friday October 26th. 

If you
would like to make a donation to the astro turf pitch fund or help the
committee in any way please e mail ballyboroastropitchcommittee@gmail.com or telephone John Tynan – the Chairman of Ballyboro
soccer club at 087 6221894.

Art and Craft Camp

Halloween Art and Craft camp for kids Tues 30th October
to Thursday 1st November inclusive, 10am – 1pm in St. Mary’s
Hall, Lanesboro.  €35 per child.  Suitable for ages 4 -10
years.  To book a place contact Denise 086 8930990 or Amy 087 0904388.

Set Dancing Classes

As
we go into the late Autumn and Winter perhaps it is time to think about taking
up the Set Dancing classes that take place in St. Faithleach’s clubhouse every
Tuesday at 8.30pm. You will come under the expert tuition of Mairead who is
running classes for beginners. If you think you would like to go along and would
like to get some encouragement or information you can ring Mairead at 086 8546
433.

Lanesboro Library

Create a Spooky Door Wreath!
Create a Spooky Halloween Door Wreath to
greet your trick or treaters! This event is part of the Aisling Festival and
costs €5 per child.  Age 6-12 yrs.
Venue: Lanesboro Library
Date: Tuesday 23rs October: Time: 4pm – 5.30pm: Places are limited so contact Stella on 0433321291 to book!

Knitting & Crochet Group
Knitting & Crochet group continues every
Monday 2pm to 4pm.  New members always welcome!
Poetry
& Music Group

Poetry & Music group continues at the
library on Monday 22nd October 4.15-5.30pm. All welcome to come
along and join in with this very vibrant group!
Babble
& Books Parent & Toddler Group

The group will continue every Wednesday morning
at 10.30am. All welcome to come along and interact with other children ages 0-4
yrs., play with our Lego table/building blocks, toy box, colouring tables
and hear a story or two!
Book
Launch

Come along and support local author Rob Peacock
at the launch of his second magical mythical children’s book ‘Cara and the
Cauldron of the Round Hill’.
Venue:  Lanesboro Library on Thursday 18th October at
7pm.
Guess
the Weight of the Pumpkin!

In conjunction with the book launch, we are
running a ‘Guess the weight of the Pumpkin’ competition.  Author Rob
Peacock has grown a giant pumpkin which is on display in the Library! 
Prize for the correct or nearest answer will be a signed copy of both of Rob’s
books ‘Cara and the Mystery of the Missing Ball’ and ‘Cara and the Cauldron of
the Round Hill’!
Drop into the Library to get your entry in if
you want to win!!
Hallowe’en
Family Fun Morning
Parents are welcome to bring their children along to the
Library on Saturday morning 20th October 10am to 12 noon for some Family Fun!
Along with the games/Lego/colouring tables, we
will have some Hallowe’en fun outfits in the Dress up box and Hallowe’en crafts
at the Crafts table.
This is a free event and no booking is required!
Book
Club

Our Book Club continues on Friday morning 26th October at
11am.  Come
along for a chat and a cuppa. New members always welcome.
Opening
Hours

Monday 2pm – 8pm, Tuesday 2pm – 6pm, Wed &
Fri 10am – 1pm & 2pm – 5pm,
Sat 10am – 1pm.
Foreign
Currency & Used Stamps

We are still collecting unwanted foreign
currency and old coins/notes in aid of ISPCC. The smallest donation can make a
huge difference.
We also collect used stamps in aid of
ISPCC.  Thank you.
Membership
Library membership is free for everyone and
provides you with complimentary access to books and p.c.’s in the library as
well as a range of digital services.
Download free eBooks, eAudiobooks, magazines and
newspapers with your library card and pin.  Renew or request books on our
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languages available) or learn a new skill with Universal Class which offers
over 400 free online courses.
Call to the library for your free library card
& pin or further information.

Table
Quiz

A Table Quiz to raise funds for an MRI Scanner at
Mullingar hospital will take place on The Peer Rakish Paddy on Friday 19th
October at 9pm. A table of 4 will cost €40. There will also be a raffle on the
night.

Concert

The friends of the Regional Hospital Mullingar will
host a fund-raising event with funds going to help with the provision of an MRI
Scanner for the hospital. The concert that takes place on Saturday night 27th
October in St. Mary’s Parish Hall will include comedy act and School around the
Corner. This is an evening for young and old with music and craic. Tickets €10
each and are on sale in O’Brien’s.

The 15th Gallant 5km/10km Challenge:

In
aid of St Christopher’s Hospice Cavan takes place on Saturday
27th October 2018.  This event will start and finish at Mc Seains Bar
Cornafean and will be marked out and stewarded along the route to guide you
along the way to whichever distance you decide to participate in. Main
sponsors of this year’s event are Barry Kiernan Construction Moyne County
Longford, Corrigan’s Fuel Services and Convenience Store Moyne County Longford
and Grousehall Furniture Killydoon.  Special thanks to them for their kind
support. Over the previous 14 years the Challenge has been an outstanding
success raising €389,000 for this wonderful cause. There will be loads of
surprises and craic on the day and it will be a fantastic day for the
family.  Entry fee on the day to participate in the Challenge is
voluntary.  Registration for the Challenge takes place from 12 noon and
Challenge kicks off at 1pm sharp. Anyone wishing to donate to this very worthy
cause can do so by leaving donations in the Village Foodstore Crossdoney. 
All donations are greatly accepted.

Sponsorship cards or information on the Challenge are
available from St Christopher’s Hospice 049-4332999, Ciaran Weir 086-0753309,
William Hughes on 086-3584700 and Village Foodstore
in Crossdoney.  Please COME ALONG and support this worthy cause

Rathcline GAA.

Recipes for Rathcline

Rathcline GAA Club will once again be holding their Annual
‘Cake Fare’ on Sunday 9th December in St. Marys Parish Hall. 

On that day we intend to launch a collection of recipes
gathered from around Rathcline parish. 
If you would like to have your favourite recipe or indeed an old family
one included in the publication, simply handwrite or type it up and leave it in
to Joe or Martina O’Brien or you can contact Pat Connerton on 0861617501 or
Michelle Connerton on 0861699466.  Like
the football it is “Minor, Senior, ladies and Gents”.  The club is hoping to collect a huge number of
old recipes and if you can get them to us as soon as possible so that we can
have the booklet ready for our Cake Fare. Looking forward to hearing from
everybody and especially adding your recipe into the publication.

Intermediate
Champions:

The aim in 2018 was to win the Intermediate
championship and to regain senior championship status. Following a famous
victory, at the third time of asking, over a hugely determined Ardagh/Moydow
side. They made us work hard for everything we got, and their challenge was at
all times tough. We dug deep twice before and on Sunday it was to be no
different. We went four points up at a crucial stage of the game and it look like
we were going to pull away, but their challenge was not to wane and in no time,
it was back level. The intensity of the game began to rise, and our lads were
no about to cede victory and a wonderful swift attack saw Niall Keane slide the
ball to the Ardagh net for a lead that we were never to lose. Celebrations
began, and it was a tremendous for the Rathcline team to reward the tremendous
support of the community far and wide who were with us throughout this fabulous
victory. The club would like to acknowledge the great work of team manager,
Liam Tully, selectors Anthony Farrell, Kevin Connaughton, Brendan Rhatigan and everyone
else that chipped in and helped in the developing of the team to achieve this
great success on Sunday. The club would like to thank our great support that
was in Pearse Park over the three games it was wonderful to see you persist in
your support.

Congratulations to Iarla O’Sullivan on being
named man of the match.

We look forward to the Leinster Championship
where we will play in Kilkenny or Wexford, Mullinavat or Naomh Éanna on the 10th
November. We go into this game with great confidence considering we played and
lost narrowly to Wexford champions, Kilanerin, last year. They went on to
win the Leinster Intermediate title and only Sunday last were very unlucky not
to have won the Wexford senior championship final.  

It is a great day for our club to be back in
the senior ranks and we look forward to the constant development of our team into
a team that in no time will, we are sure, be competing on Senior County Final
day.

There is a huge amount of work being done in
the development of the club as a whole and this victory should provide a great
support to the exceptional and continuous work being done tirelessly.

Congratulations:

The Rathcline club would like to pay a
special tribute to Fr. Brendan O’Sullivan on being named Midland Simon
Community Longford Person of the Year in the Longford Arms on Friday night
last.

50/50

On Monday night last, the draw took
place for the weekly 50/50 draw. This week our winner was Sean Carroll,
Tullyvrane. The winning envelope was worth €267. Congratulations to Sean on his
win and the club also thanks him for his weekly support of the 50/50

The club thanks everyone for their
continued support and encourage everyone to persist in your support as your
name will surely be drawn out soon. 
Tickets are on sale in local shops and businesses throughout the town at
€2 each. Alternatively, you can by the pink ticket for the year for just €100
and have 2 free weeks. The club would like to thank everyone that continues to
support the draw on a weekly basis and the many people that buy the one-year
ticket.

Underage:

Last Saturday night the Shannon
Gaels Minor club staged the Fr. Ted Comes to Town in St. Mary’s hall. The play
was back due to public demand and there was another great crowd enjoying the
night. The play was written by Colin Fayne. The night was another very special
night for Shannon Gaels. The club would like to thank Colin for writing the
play, our actors, the backstage crew, the front of house, costume design and
makeup.

The club is deeply grateful to Pat
Deasy and his Green Light company for his sponsoring of both staging’s of the
play.

Our Minor League final has been rescheduled
for Wednesday week 24th October at a venue yet to be confirmed. If
you can make it would be tremendous to have a big crowd turning up to support
the lads and hopefully bring home another title to the parish.

Well done to our county U16 Fr. Manning
Cup representatives Briain Casey, Kevin Tansey, Richard Prior and Seadhna Ryan
on helping Longford commence their campaign with a win over Leitrim. Longford
will take on Meath at Meath Centre of Excellence Dunsany on this coming Saturday
at 2pm.

St. Faithleach’s GAA

Senior
League: The O’Rourke Cup continues on Saturday afternoon when St. Faithleach’s
play Clann na Gael in Ballyleague at 4-30pm. 

Mountdillon
GAA Celebration: St. Faithleach’s will host a very special event in the
clubhouse on Saturday 20th October as past player’s, officials and friends of
the Bord Na Mona /Mountdillon GAA will be honoured at a special reception. RTE
broadcaster Ciaran Mullooly will be master of ceremonies and this free event
will include music and refreshments.

Get
Our Get Active: There has been a fantastic response to our Get Out Get Active
challenge which kicks off on Oct 23rd. Best of luck to all our participants.

Lotto:
Jackpot stands at €12,000. Envelopes are €2 and are available from all local
retailers and the clubhouse.




Lanesboro Ballyleague notes Monday 8th October 2018

Lanesboro Ballyleague Notes

Rathcline and
Recipes

The subcommittee organising the Rathcline GAA Annual ‘Cake
Fare’ on Sunday 9th December in St. Marys Parish Hall is seeking
your help in collecting recipes you may have and would like to share them. The
idea is to produce a collection with all your recipes included and, on that
day, it is intended to launch a collection of recipes gathered from around
Rathcline parish and further afield.  If
you would like to have your favourite recipe or indeed an old family one
included in the publication, simply handwrite or type it up and leave it in to
Joe or Martina O’Brien or you can contact Pat Connerton on 0861617501 or Michelle
Connerton on 0861699466. There are surely a huge number of recipes handed down
safely stowed away in presses, drawers and attics. Now is the time to dust them
off and share them with us. Thanking you in advance.

Can you get your recipes to us as soon as possible as we
hope to have the booklet available for the Cake Fare?

The club is looking forward to hearing from everybody and
especially adding your recipe into the publication.

Thank You

I received the following note of thanks from the Clancy
family following their huge successful launch of their Sling Shot Gin on Friday
last. “The three of us, Peter Sheila and
Mike and our team would like to thank the people
of Lanesborough-Ballyleague and surrounding areas for their help and
encouragement in getting us to the launch of our first product and for the
depth of support shown to us over the course of the weekend. We are humbled and
extremely grateful”.

Festival of Football

In
the words of the song “Here we go again, we’re on the road again” Following the
two tense and tight tussles that ended in draws the Longford Intermediate
Championship will take place on Sunday next 14th October. We go with
great confidence that this will be third time lucky for the team.  Ardagh Moydow are proving most resilient and
a tough nut to crack but we are looking forward to Sunday and bringing the
Gerry Hennessy Cup back to the parish of Rathcline. For the previous two games
there has been great support for the team with former parishioners travelling
from all sides of the country, from surrounding counties as well from all parts
of the county. We hope that everyone is again looking forward to the third game
and are preparing to make the trip to Pearse Park once again. We are looking
forward to once again seeing another huge crowd supporting the team. We would
like to wish the team and management the very best of luck on Sunday.

The
game will be part of a wonderful triple header of finals and a feast of
top-class football. It will be fabulous value for all GAA supporters. The
triple header commences with the Under 20 A final at 12 noon, followed by
Rathcline V Ardagh Moydow at 1.45pm and the replay of the County Senior
Championship at 3.45pm. Where else can you find the three major championship
finals taking place on the one day in the same venue?

Gets Better and Better

I
have often spoken and written about what a fabulous place we live in and the
events of the past few weeks allied to last weekend Lough Ree Distillery’s
launch of their Sling Shot Gin and the Taste of the Lakelands on Saturday and
Sunday reinforces what I have been saying, writing and believing. In the words
of one visitor to Lanesboro at the weekend “Lanesboro is such a magical place
and there is always something happening in it”. Last weekend in Lanesboro was
one of those times where you knew you were in someplace very special.

On
Friday night last, the Clancy family owners of the Lough Ree Distillery
launched their very first product onto the market when the launched their Sling
Shot Gin. The venue was one of the marquees being used for the Taste of the
Lakelands. The venue was full to capacity for the launch. It was tremendous to
see the local community come out in force to support Peter, Michael and Sheila and
their families. The atmosphere was wonderful and MC for the night Joe Flaherty
did a fabulous job regaling us with story of old about himself and the Clancy
family along with many amusing asides.

The
night set a standard and the Sling Short product in its eye catching blue and
the merchandise was a sign of the quality of work and thought that went into
the making of the Gin and quality of merchandise. Now that Sling Shot Gin is up
and running we hope that the word will spread worldwide about the quality Gin
being produced in Lanesboro. Good luck to Peter, Michael, Sheila and their
staff for many years of successful business.

Saturday
morning, we were awoken to bright sunshine as is now the norm for the annual Taste
of the Lakelands Food Festival. Stalls and stands were being made ready from
early morning and a huge number of visitors to the Festival started to arrive
very early. The day continued to be bright and enticed record crowds for the
first day. With master crafts people on stage during the day, plenty of
sampling and attractions the day was an outstanding success. David Kiernan and
Mick Flavin provided afternoon music fitting to their star recognition.

Sunday
came to us with the first real touch of winter with a strong chilling the
morning. We had hopes that the day would brighten up but alas we were to be
disappointed. However, while the crowd was not that of Saturday the fare on the
day was absolutely marvellous. As the day progressed the crowd grew larger and
larger and a great deal of business was done, sampling and cookery demonstration
took place in the main tent and each person was a revelation. The Chilli eating
competition brought the tent events to a finish. Camillus Egerton and his band
followed by Ciaran Rosney and his band provided great music bring the Taste of
the Lakelands to a close for this year.

Full
marks must go to Alan Horohoe and his team for staging such a wonderful event
in Lanesboro once again this year. The hard work and endeavour really paid off.

Fr. Ted Comes back
to Town

Rehearsals for the return of the hugely popular play Fr Ted
Comes to Town are almost complete. A huge amount of work throughout the warmest
summer in years such is the dedication of the cast and crew. It is a credit to
everyone that the play is back so soon in St. Mary’s Parish Hall on Saturday
night next 13th October. The previous staging of Fr Ted Comes to
Town was magnificent hence the call for the second staging. This is your last
opportunity to see this wonderful play.

The club would like to sincerely Pat Deasy and his company Greenlight Pharmaceuticals for their most generous sponsorship of the play.

Apart from the magnificent show another feature of the
night will be the half time draw where there will be an amazing €500 in prizes.

The sale of the tickets is going very well, and the
remaining tickets are on sale in O’Brien’s. There is a limited supply you are
advised to get your tickets as soon as possible to ensure your seat at their
great night out. The show will commence at 8.30 with doors opening at 8pm. You
can book your tickets by phoning Martina 086 3858934.

Sympathy

We
would like to extend our deepest sympathy to Mrs. Gretta O’Brien, Longford Road
and her family on the death of Gretta’s sister Mrs. Mary Mc Grath, Harold’s
Cross Dublin on Wednesday 3rd October.

Breakfast Morning returns

The
hugely popular Lanesboro Tidy Towns Breakfast Morning will return on Sunday 21st
October in St. Mary’s Parish Hall from 9am to 1pm.

Last
year was the inaugural staging of the event and it proved to be a massive
success. This year we hope there will be a bigger crowd supporting the
Breakfast and the wonderful work being done by Lanesboro Tidy Towns. Tickets,
priced €10, are on sale throughout the town for those that wish to support and
cannot attend on the day. There is also the option to pay your €10 on the door.

Harvest Thanksgiving

The Harvest Thanksgiving Service will be held in St. John’s Church
on Sunday next 14th October at 3p.m. The Special preacher will be
Rev. Captain Richard Waller, Rector of
Kildallon group.

Everyone is invited and welcome to come and join in
thanking God for the all the blessings we received during the year.

Christmas 25

Starting this Thursday night 11th October in
the Yacht Bar will be a Christmas 25. Entry is €5 per player and you can buy
back in for just €3. The games will start at 8.30pm.

At the final night there will be hampers and many more
prizes. Come along, wile away the long night with a few games of cards every
Thursday.

Ambitious
Plans

The Committee of Cloontuskert Cemetery would like to
thank everybody who contributed so generously to our recent Cemetery
Sunday collection for the upkeep of the Cemetery for the coming year your generosity
is greatly appreciated.  Our thoughts now turn to our next project which
will be our last.  We hope to erect a statue of Our Lady of Fatima and the
three visionaries it will be erected on the left-hand side of the front
entrance to the old Cemetery to the height of the surrounding wall 48 inches.
We do not have a time frame for its completion but would love to have it in
place for next year, but that might be a bit too ambitious as we are just
falling short of the estimated cost. 

Anyone
who wishes to inquire further about the proposed project contact any committee
member – Sean Carthy, Johnny Malone, Peter Cox
Frank Curley Pauline Brennan

50/50

On Monday night last, the draw took
place for the weekly 50/50 draw. The winning name this week was in the name of one
of our most popular town residents Tommy Mc Carthy, (aka The Cool T), Longford
Road. The winning envelope was worth €320. Congratulations to Tommy on his marvellous
win and we also thank him for his continuous weekly support of the 50/50

The club thanks everyone for their
continued support and encourage everyone to persist in your support as your
name will surely be drawn out soon. 
Tickets are on sale in local shops and businesses throughout the town at
€2 each. Alternatively, you can by the pink ticket for the year for just €100
and have 2 free weeks. The club would like to thank everyone that continues to
support the draw on a weekly basis and the many people that buy the one-year
ticket.

€14,000 Tidy Towns

The
Lanesboro Tidy Towns Lottery draw took place on Tuesday morning last. There was
no winner of the €13,900, jackpot and the jackpot for this week, will now hit
the magical figure of €14,000. The numbers drawn were 5, 8, 18 and 24. The
winner of the €50 prize was Aileen Nelson, c/o Market and the three €20 prizes
were won by Mike Kavanagh, Rathcline Road, Edel Mc Cormack c/o Mags and Emma,
Saoirse and Freya Feeney, Tullyvrane.

The
committee thanks everyone for tremendous and loyal support support.

Please
note that winners can collect their winning cheques in the Co-Op office only and
will be available from Monday to Friday from 9am to 2pm.

Wedding

The
marriage took place on Friday 28th September at Cullahill Parish
Church of Shane Carroll son of Sean and Anne Carroll, Tullyvrane and Emma Mc
Mahon daughter of Richard Mc Mahon and Myriam Leahy, Lisnagry, Co. Limerick.
Best man was James Carroll assisted by Gareth Johnston friend of the groom.
Chief Bridesmaid was Kate Mc Mahon sister of the bride assisted by Íde Browne
friend of the bride. Page Boy was Leo Donnellan, nephew of the bride. The
marriage ceremony was celebrated by Fr. Brendan O’Sullivan. The wedding
reception took place in Castle Durrow, Durrow, Co. Laois

Mens Club

The
club meets every second Thursday in Clarke’s Bar every Thursday from 12noon
until 1pm.  The next meeting will take
place on Thursday 18th October. If you have never been there and
would like to get involved just drop in to Clarkes for a cuppa and a chat for
the hour once a week.

County Final Referee

Many
congratulations to Paddy Neilan son of Paddy and Bernie Neilan, Lough Ree Park
who was appointed to referee the Roscommon County Final between St. Brigid’s
and Clann na nGael in Hyde Park on Sunday next at 4pm.

Lough Ree 2000 Bridge Club

The results of the competition held on Monday 1st
October: N/S: Gross and Nett: 1st Kathleen Hanley and Mary Fallon, 2nd
Joan Donlon and Kathleen Kearney Kelly, 3rd Joan Browne and Patricia
McGann. E/W: Gross: 1st Eileen Kelly and Tom Feeney, 2nd
Teresa Kiernan and Catherine Kelly, 3rd Philomena Walshe and Noreen
Dunne.  Nett: 1st Teresa
Kiernan and Catherine Kelly, 2nd Eileen Kelly and Tom Feeney, 3rd
Una Clarke and Martha Byrne

Please
ensure you are seated at 7.45 to ensure a prompt start.

Set Dancing Classes

As
we go into the late Autumn and Winter perhaps it is time to think about taking
up the Set Dancing classes that take place in St. Faithleach’s clubhouse every
Tuesday at 8.30pm. You will come under the expert tuition of Mairead who is
running classes for beginners. If you think you would like to go along and
would like to get some encouragement or information you can ring Mairead at 086
8546 433.

Pioneer Dinner Dance

The
annual Pioneer Dinner Dance that is undoubtably the event of the year will take
place in the Rustic Inn on Friday night next 12th October. It is a
night never to be missed and make sure you go long and enjoy another fabulous
night out in the Rustic Inn.

Lanesboro Library

Knitting & Crochet Group
Knitting & Crochet group continues every
Monday 2-4pm.  New members always welcome!
Poetry
& Music Group

Poetry & Music group continues at the
library on Monday 22nd October 4.15-5.30pm. All welcome to come
along and join in with this very vibrant group!
Babble
& Books Parent & Toddler Group

This group will continue every Wednesday morning
at 10.30am. All welcome to come along and interact with other children ages 0-4
yrs., play with our Lego table/building blocks, toy box, colouring tables and
hear a story or two!
Digital
Skills Course

Digital Skills starting soon at Lanesboro
Library.  Course will involve learning about using your iPad, smartphone
as well as laptop. Course will run for 2 hours a week for 5 weeks.
To book your place contact Stella on 0433321291
or email lanesborolibrary@longfordcoco.ie
Beginners
Italian Course

Italian course continues in the Library on
Monday evening at 7pm.
Book
Launch

Come along and support local author Rob Peacock
at the launch of his second magical mythical children’s book ‘Cara and the
Cauldron of the Round Hill’.
Venue:  Lanesboro Library on Thursday 18th October at
7pm.
Guess
the Weight of the Pumpkin!

In conjunction with the book launch, we are
running a ‘Guess the weight of the Pumpkin’ competition.  Author Rob
Peacock has grown a giant pumpkin which is on display in the Library! 
Prize for the correct or nearest answer will be a signed copy of both of Rob’s
books ‘Cara and the Mystery of the Missing Ball’ and ‘Cara and the Cauldron of
the Round Hill’!
Drop into the Library to get your entry in if
you want to win!!
Hallowe’en
Family Fun Morning

Parents are welcome to bring their children along to the
Library on Saturday morning 20th October 10am to 12 noon for some Family Fun!
Along with the games/Lego/colouring tables, we
will have some Hallowe’en fun outfits in the Dress up box and Hallowe’en crafts
at the Crafts table.
This is a free event and no booking is required!
Opening
Hours

Monday 2pm – 8pm, Tuesday 2pm – 6pm, Wed &
Fri 10am – 1pm & 2pm – 5pm,
Sat 10am – 1pm.
Foreign
Currency & Used Stamps

We are still collecting unwanted foreign
currency and old coins/notes in aid of ISPCC. The smallest donation can make a
huge difference.
We also collect used stamps in aid of
ISPCC.  Thank you.
Membership
Library membership is free for everyone and
provides you with complimentary access to books and p.c.’s in the library as
well as a range of digital services.
Download free eBooks, eAudiobooks, magazines and
newspapers with your library card and pin.  Renew or request books on our
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Learn a new language online with Mango (over 71
languages available) or learn a new skill with Universal Class which offers
over 400 free online courses.
Call to the library for your free library card
& pin or further information.

Thank You

The Longford Branch of the Alzheimers Society of Ireland would like to
thank everyone that contributed to their recent church gate collection. The sum
realised was €644.55.

Lanesboro
Bridge Club

The results of the competition held on Wednesday
last 26th September are: N/S 1st Philomena Walsh and
Katharine Harrison, 2nd Phil Chalmers and Cyril Hussey, 3rd
Loretto Cooney and Freda Kenny. E/W 1st Frank and Frances Brennan, 2nd
Eileen Kelly and Mary Farrell, 3rd Kathleen Kelly and Essie Nugent.

Society’s
final outing of the Year

The Lough Ree Golfing Society will hold their final outing
of 2018 at Strokestown Golf Club next Friday 12th October at11am. The Society has enjoyed very successful and pleasant outings
so far this year, so there is an onus on everyone to make the final one an
enjoyable one too. The competition for ‘golfer of the year’ is down to the last
day, with four members in contention, Martin McAllister, Tony Patton, Alan
Farrell and Timmy Glynn – the best of luck to them all. Members are encouraged
to bring a guest and tea and scones will be available.

Great
News from Abroad

Many congratulations to Martin Reynolds formerly Cloontuskert and Emma Duffy formerly Church View who became proud parents of a baby girl in Edmonton, Canada, last week. 

Table Quiz

A Table Quiz to raise funds for an MRI Scanner at
Mullingar hospital will take place on The Peer Rakish Paddy on Friday 19th
October at 9pm. A table of 4 will cost €40. There will also be a raffle on the
night.

Concert

The friends of the Regional Hospital Mullingar will host
a fund-raising event with funds going to help with the provision of an MRI
Scanner for the hospital. The concert will include comedy act and School around
the Corner. This is an evening for young and old with music and craic. Tickets
€10 each and will be on sale in O’Brien’s.

Ballyboro FC

It was a very successful weekend for the club with all three
teams in action victorious. Pride of place must go to the under 13s who
recorded a tremendous win over Renmore in a second round Connacht Cup
encounter. Inspired by a 5 star and 5 goal performance by Christian Donlon, the
Ballyboro boys imposed their authority on the proceedings right from the start
and emerged fully deserving winners on a 7-4 scoreline. Eoin Cox and Joy
Trimble also found the back of the Renmore net. Team: Sam Glennon, Rory Carling,
Jack Casey, Cormac O’Dowd, Josh Crawford, Conor Farrell, Christian Donlon,
James Mimnagh, Joey Trimble, Eoin Cox, Rory Killian. subs: Luke Cullen, Jack
Naughton, Fionn Crossan.
Many thanks to the ladies who served up a sumptuous meal for
both teams in Ballyleague Hall after the game.
The under 12s got their league campaign off to a good start
when they defeated Stonepark on Sunday. Ballyboro looked to have the game in
the bag halfway through the second half but a late Stonepark rally made for a
nervous few minutes before Ballyboro secured victory on a 7-6 margin. Scorers:
Christian Donlon 4, Jack Casey 2, Euan Cullen 1. Team: Billy Murray, Anthony
Cox, Jack Casey, David Cox, Ethan Slattery, Euan Cullen, Christian Donlon,
Daniel Hogan, Ben Murphy. subs: Jack Beattie, Jack Brogan, Conn Maxwell, Luke
Johnston, Aidan Kelly, Ryan Mimnagh.
   The under 14s were also in fine fettle as they
defeated Abbey Rovers 5-4 in their first league game of the season. The goals
were scored by Jimmy Farrell (2), Ryan Byrne 1 Matthew Heneghan 1 and an og. Team:
Luke Dowd, Bryan Mullooly, Ryan Byrne, Paul Byrne, Jack McGloin, Matthew
Heneghan, Jimmy Farrell, Shane Ross, Ciaran O’Dowd, Briain Farrell, Christy
Burke. subs, Conor Farrell, Cormac O’Dowd, and Christian Donlon.
Ballyboro urgently require a manager/coach for the under 10
team. Anyone interested please contact club secretary Carol Donlon at 083
8681941 ASAP. If we do not have a manager for this team the under 10s will not
have football this season.
The club are running a Table Quiz on Friday 26th October in Rosie’s
Ballyleague. This quiz is a fundraiser in support of the major Astroturf
Project in conjunction with Lanesboro Community College. When completed this
project will be massively beneficial to the players, the club, the schools, and
the wider community. The quiz will be a fun quiz with loads of prizes.

Weekend Fixtures: The under 12s play Gaels United in Drumlish
on Sunday at 11am. The under 13s are at home to Abbey Rovers on Saturday with
the kick off at 1pm, while the under 14s play Inny FC in Streete at 1pm.

Backstage Theatre Group

Backstage Theatre Group will be performing Brian Friel’s
heart-warming Play “Winners” in Backstage Theatre on October 12th &
13th. Tickets are available from 043 33 47888 or  www.backatage.ie 

Rathcline GAA.

Recipes for Rathcline

Rathcline GAA Club will once again be holding their Annual ‘Cake
Fare’ on Sunday 9th December in St. Marys Parish Hall. 

On that day we intend to launch a collection of recipes
gathered from around Rathcline parish. 
If you would like to have your favourite recipe or indeed an old family
one included in the publication, simply handwrite or type it up and leave it in
to Joe or Martina O’Brien or you can contact Pat Connerton on 0861617501 or
Michelle Connerton on 0861699466.  Like
the football it is “Minor, Senior, ladies and Gents”.  The club is hoping to collect a huge number of
old recipes and if you can get them to us as soon as possible so that we can
have the booklet ready for our Cake Fare. Looking forward to hearing from
everybody and especially adding your recipe into the publication.

Championship
Final Third Game

Next Sunday the Intermediate championship final will
be part of a trilogy in every sense – our third meeting and part of a triple
header. Our game is the middle game with a throw in time of 1.45pm. We must do
it all again and we hope that this will be third time lucky. While we were in a
position to win the previous two games we showed great courage and guts to come
back to draw the games in the end. We hope that if we are ahead in the run in
that we will push forward and win it. There is no doubting out quality,
determination and guts and we have to raise our game that bit more to deny
Ardagh/Moydow from spoiling our goal of winning back to back titles..

We are very grateful to the huge numbers of parishioners
and former parishioners that are making the journeys to support the team. Your
great support is needed once again on Sunday and we look forward to seeing you
all back in Pearse Park.

Fr Ted Comes
to Town
:

The
exceptional play Fr. Ted Comes to Town written by Colin Fayne will make its
return to St Mary’s Hall, on Saturday week 13th October at
8.30pm.  Such was the popularity of the
first staging of the show the Minor Club had to stage it once again. There are
a limited number of tickets still available and you are advised to get your
tickets early.

An
added feature to the magnificent show will be the half time draw where there
will be €500 in prizes. All club members and their friends are invited to come
along and enjoy a great night’s entertainment before going to Pearse Park on
Sunday to support Rathcline.

Thank You:

The
Rathcline club would like to express their deepest gratitude to JP Mc Manus for
his very generous donation to each GAA club in the country. Our donation was
gratefully received and will be spent wisely.

Good Luck:

The
club would like to wish Paddy Neilan, St. Faithleach’s, the very best of luck
on Sunday next. Paddy, during the week was appointed to referee the Roscommon
County Final in Hyde Park.

50/50

On Monday night last, the draw took
place for the weekly 50/50 draw. The winning name this week was in the name of
one of our most popular town residents Tommy Mc Carthy, Longford Road. The
winning envelope was worth €320. Congratulations to Tommy on his marvellous win
and the club also thanks him for his weekly support of the 50/50

The club thanks everyone for their
continued support and encourage everyone to persist in your support as your
name will surely be drawn out soon. 
Tickets are on sale in local shops and businesses throughout the town at
€2 each. Alternatively, you can by the pink ticket for the year for just €100
and have 2 free weeks. The club would like to thank everyone that continues to
support the draw on a weekly basis and the many people that buy the one-year
ticket.

Fixture:

The club still has two league games
to play following the Intermediate Championship final and they are pencilled
into the fixtures as follows: Saturday 20th October at 4pm game
against Cashel in Clonbonny and the final game in Dunbeggan at 4pm on Saturday
27th October. If we win both games, we will play Granard for the
opportunity to be promoted to Division 1 for the 2019 season.

Underage:

On Saturday last our U16 team
played Clonbroney/Wolfe Tones in Pearse Park on Saturday last in the Juvenile
Division 1 Final. This was our first time in many years to be in a Division 1
final at this grade. The game started well for us and things looked great when
we were three points ahead during the first half. As the saying goes ‘goals win
games’, and this was the case as Clonbroney/Wolfe Tones scored 3 over the hour
to our 1. The final scoreline read Clonbroney/Wolfe Tones 3-7 and Western Gaels
1-9. It was a tremendous performance by our lads who lost nothing in defeat and
there is no doubt that the future is bright for those young men. We
congratulate them on reaching the final and remind them that with continued
hard work their day will come.

Our minor team will play in the Minor
Football Cup on Wednesday week 17th October in Michael Fay Park at
8.15. This is a wonderful opportunity for this excellent team to leave their
grade as Minor champions. We urge every Rathcline supporter to go along to
Farneyhoogan and cheer the lads on.

Fixtures:

Our Under 14s were due to play next
Saturday but received a walk over and their next fixture will be Saturday week
when

St. Faithleach’s GAA

Senior League: St. Faithleach’s played Strokestown in
round seven of the league in Ballyleague on Sunday morning.  Result: St. Faithleach’s 2-11
Strokestown 0-3. Team: Michael O’Donnell, Karl Nerney, Mikey Cox, Adrian
Murtagh, Darragh Hussey (0-3), David Rooney (0-3), Daniel Foley, Aidan Dooney
(0-1), Ciarán Murtagh (0-2), Mark Gill. Subs: Alan Brehon (1-1).
U16 Boys Championship Shield Final:
Hard luck to our U16 team who were beaten in the Shield Final by a very strong Castlerea
side. Many thanks to the management team for all their work throughout the year.
U12 Summer League Shield Semi Final: St. Faithleach’s
play Elphin on Thursday 11th in Ballyleague at 6pm. Your
support is welcome.
Roscommon Ladies County Finals: St. Faithleach’s
GAA were both delighted and honoured to be chosen to host this year’s Ladies
Senior and Intermediate County Finals on club grounds. Many thanks to all
our members who gave their time so generously to help out, and to Roscommon Ladies
County Board, Roscommon Civil Defence and Castlerea Brass Band.
Get Out Get Active: Registration for our six-week
fitness challenge takes place in the clubhouse on Thursday 11th
from 8-10pm. This is a fantastic opportunity for anyone in the community regardless of
their fitness level to get out and get active in a fun, safe and
supervised  environment.  For more information please visit our Facebook
page or contact Ray Cox (086)6085272.
Cards: Take place every Tuesday in the
clubhouse.  Last week’s winners;
Joint winners: PJ & Bridie, Paddy & Mick. Last game
Annie and Kathleen.