Lanesboro Ballyleague Notes 19th October’09


Lanesboro Notes


Poetry Launch Huge Success

Friday night last in Lanesboro Margaret Nohilly launched her first book of poetry ‘April Promise’ before a huge attendance. The book was officially launched by local author Jack Harte and it was especially pleasing to see such a wonderful response to the launch. I congratulate Margaret and wish her every success with her ‘April Promise’.

The book of poetry can be bought in O’Brien’s casting only €10 and it is well worth the money.

Lanesboro Bridge Club

The results of the competition held on Wednesday night last 14th October are N/S 1st Marie Sheeran & Mary Mc Gushen, 2nd Cyril Hussy & Eilish Gray, 3rd Renee Walsh & Gemma Douglas. E/W 1st Tom Feeney & Kathleen Reilly, 2nd Katherine Harrison & Philomena Walsh, 3rd Noreen Dunne & Mae Casey.

New Laundrette

In recent times the wash Doctors Laundrette closed its doors and I am delighted that the door has not been closed too long as a new laundrette ‘The Lost Sock Company’ opened on today, Monday 19th October. They promise fast and efficient service and will also do a door to door service. The lost Sock Company offers the following services Wash & Dry, Dry Cleaning, Ironing, Pressing, Duvets, Curtains, Wedding dresses to mention a few. You can call to their premises with your washing or phone Myra 087-6729717 or Ken 087-6106208.

I wish Ken and Myra many years of successful trading.

Scόr returns to Lanesboro

For the first time in many years the Scόr na nÓg competition makes a very welcome return to Lanesboro. The Shannon Gaels minor club who is promoting Irish culture and social activites have welcomed the decision of the County Board to award this year’s county semi final to Lanesboro. The competition takes place on Saturday night 21st November in St. Mary’s Parish Hall Lanesboro. More details to follow.

Recent Comments

The recent comments made in these notes regarding the Green project, the duck pond and the walkway along into the Coillte woods have been very well received and are gaining great support from a huge number of the local community on both sides of the bridge. I t is very heartening that the community should be so vocal in their support for these excellent projects and we look forward to many more positive initiatives happening in the area in the very near future.

There has been a remarkable response from locals and the disappointing aspect has been the response from the powers that be into my piece last week (see ) relating to the policing of the Lanesboro and Kilgefin communities. This is the most pertinent and pressing matter for us all and we deserve to have our area policed in manner that assures us of full protection. Community policing has been an initiative of the Garda but in this respect we are being sadly let down. We deserve comment and action to the problem in our twin communities and we ask that we receive both in the immediate future.  

Rathcline GAA Lotto

The Shannon Gaels minor club have responsibility for the Rathcline Loot draw that will take place on Saturday night 31st October. The full proceeds collected by the minor club will go towards the pitch development. It is hoped that there will be a huge response to the ticket seller and your support will be very welcome.

Shannonside Quiz night in Lough Ree Arms

The recently launched Shannonside Northern Sound Pub Quiz ‘Know It All Pub Quiz’ comes to Lanesboro this week. On this Thursday night 22nd October you are invited to pit your knowledge in The Lough Ree Arms at 9pm. Quiz Master on the night is Mary Claire Greally and it is anticipated that there will be a huge turnout from locals on both sides of the bridge.

Lanesboro 2000 Bridge Club

The results of the competition held on Monday 12th October’09

Gross: 1st: Hannah Clyne & Joan Browne, 2nd: Bernadette Gillen & Patsy Canavan
3rd: Julia Sorohan & Bernadette Clancy. Nett: 1st: Mary Moran & Bridie Mc Grath, 2nd: Hannah Clyne & Joan Browne, 3rd: Ger Clarke & Breda Clarke.
N/S: Gross: 1st: Hannah Clyne & Joan Browne, 2nd: Julia Sorohan & Bernadette Clancy
3rd: Joan Donnellan & J.J. Donlon. Nett: 1st: Hannah Clyne &Joan Browne, 2nd: Bernadette Clancy & Julia Sorohan, 3rd: Margaret Gillen & Mai Casey.
E/W: Gross: 1st: Bernadette Gillen & Patsy Canavan, 2nd: Mary Moran & Bridie Mc Grath, 3rd: Ger Clarke & Breda Clarke. Nett: 1st: Bridie Mc Grath & Mary Moran, 2nd: Ger Clarke &Breda Clarke, 3rd: Una Clarke & Nora Kelly.
You are reminded that the “No Blame” competition is on next Monday. Please enter: Ring Hannah Clyne.
The Winter League is starting in Birr on Monday. If you get a team to enter ring Hannah or Joan Donnellan.

Shannon Gaels AGM

The AGM of Shannon Gaels Minor club will take place in the Clubhouse on Friday night 27th November. Motions and nominations should be left in special box in O’Brien’s on or before 20th November.

Learn Online for FREE with FAS at Lanesboro Library!

A new ‘Online Learning’ Initiative is running in your local library over the next few months.  The courses are all online and are open to everybody over 18.  All courses have been developed for people with little or no IT Skills as well as those with some IT knowledge.  Some of the courses running include:

Introduction to Computers, Internet and Email, ECDL, Basic Finance & Health and Safety.

Registration forms are available at the Library.  A FAS course facilitator will be present every Wednesday from 2pm to 4pm for any queries you may have.

Nurturing your mental health – leaflets and books available at the library.

Free Wireless internet access available to all members.

Tel: Stella on 043 3321291 or email

St. Faithleach’s GAA

U21: Our U21’s were defeated by Kilbride on Saturday last. Team: D. Rogers, J. Mangan, D. McCormack, A. Kenny, J. Regan, S. Ormsby, P. Kenny, K. Brennan, J. Quigley, N. Dooney, B. Murtagh, D. Rooney, P. Reynolds, K. Murtagh, L. Connell. Sub: M. Neilon.
Minor Girls: Our Minor Girls were defeated by 1 point by St. Croan’s on Saturday last. Team: J. Corcoran, A. Kenny, R. Collier, B. Donlon, D. Trimble, S. O’Neill, S. Carty, A. Lannon, A. Mc Cloone(0-1), S. Gibbons, S. Scally(1-6), R. Hanly, C. Cleary, L. Mc Cloone, A. Ormsby. Subs: K. Murphy (0-1), A. Nerney, S. Brennan, E. Kenny, A. Collier, N. Carty.
Lotto: The numbers drawn were – 8, 17, 20 and 25. There was no jackpot winner. €20 winners – Carol Donlon, Cloontuskert. David Quinn, Moher. Edel McCormack, Cloontuskert. Michael Tynan, Lanesboro. Cormac Thompson, Ballyclare. The next draw takes place on Tuesday next 27th October for a jackpot of €9,400. The team on duty is  – J. Brennan, A. Brennan, D. Mc Cloone, J. Hegarty.
Cards: Every Tuesday night in the Club House, 9.00pm. New players welcome. Results of last week’s games: Joint Winners on 10 games – Pat Joe/Tim & Maureen/Bernie. Last game – Tom/Padraig. The ticket winners were – Mickey, Mike, Michael and Gemma.
Table Quiz: A very successful Table Quiz was held in the Club House on Friday last. Congratulations to Winning Team – Ciaran & Angel Mullooly, Maire Donlon & Dermott Cox. Runner-Up Team – Gavin Tucker, Conor Glennon, Danny O’Sullivan & Francis Clyne. The Club would like to thank the winning team for their generosity. Many thanks to our Quiz Master on the night, Michael Cleary and also for his hard work in preparing the questions for this quiz. Thanks to the staff of the Club House on the night, to all who helped out and to all who supported this Quiz Night.
Adult ‘Fancy Dress’ Party Night: Our ‘Fancy Dress’ Party Night due to take place this coming Sunday Night 25th has been brought forward to this Saturday Night 24th in the Club House due to the launch of Charity CD in the town on Sunday Night which the Club fully supports. Please come along Saturday Night and enjoy a great nights entertainment with prizes for ‘Most Topical Costume’ & Original Costume’ & many more prizes on the night. Music & Dancing on the night, no cover charge.
Upcoming Events: Kids Halloween Disco in the Club House on Friday 29th October.
Jerseys: If you have, or know the whereabouts of 1 Senior & 1 Junior Jersey which are missing please return same to Mary Kenny or drop them into the Club House. Many thanks.
Dublin City Marathon: John Casey is taking part in the upcoming Dublin City Marathon October 26th to raise funds in aid of the new dressing rooms. Sponsorship Cards available from members of the club please support.

Ballyboro Youth Soccer

U13 Girls: Our U13 Girls got their league off to a winning start with a 4-0 win over Mostrim on Sunday last. Goals scored by: Aoife Mc Gann (2), Laura Peters (1) & Shannon Reed (1). A very good performance from all the girls, dominating from start to finish. Team: T. Nerney, E. Hegarty, C. Brennan, N. Scally, D. Flood, R. Costello, A. McGann, S. Reed, K. Murphy, L. Peters, R. Banahan, N. Gavigan.

U12: Our U12 Major Division Team drew at home to Gaels United on Sunday last. Final score 3-3.
Ryan Guinan was 1st to score for Boro 10 minutes into this game with a fine pass from Kevin Sorohan. Cian Gannon put Boro 2-0 up by half-time. Gaels battled back levelling the game 8 minutes into the second half. Mikey Cox & Daniel Barry were impressive in defence & Ryan Guinan had a great game in midfield. Jamie Donoghue was on target to score Boro’s 3rd goal in the 15th minute. Gaels levelled once again in the 22nd minute and the game could have gone either way with chances coming for both teams before the full-time whistle. Goalkeeper Max Zimarevs pulled off some cracking saves in this game. Team: M. Zimarevs, D. Barry, J. Irwin, J. Donoghue (1), M. Cox, R. Guinan (1), C. Thompson, K. Sorohan, J. Hussey, C. Smith, C. Gannon.
U11 SFAI Menton-Seery Cup: Ballyboro Tigers V Galway Hibs. Final Score 2-0. Boro Tigers made the trip to Galway on Saturday last and came away with a very good win. This was the Tigers at their best. Boro had Galway Hibs under pressure from the start & were very unlucky not to have had more that a goal up at half-time. Some great work from Steven Walsh down the wing where he beat 2 defenders to send a great ball across to Daniel Foley who met it with a great header to find the net. Hibs had a good 10minute spell into the second-half but Boro defence stood strong. 8 minutes from full-time a great ball from midfield found Daniel Foley on the edge of the box where he turned the defender & send a great shot to the corner of the net to secure his 2nd goal for Boro. This was a great display from the 15 players who travelled to Galway. Man of the Match, Steven Walsh. Many thanks to all parents for their support and travelling to Galway for this game. Speedy recovery to Keith Murphy & Luke Parker.

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