Lanesboro Ballyleague notes Sunday 29th October 2017

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Whist Drive

As we go into the shorter days and longer nights we must remember all within our community that needs help and support. Lanesboro Social Services committee are a mainstay of support in our parish. They are buoyed greatly by your support at their monthly Whist Drives in the Parish Hall on the first Friday of each month at 8.30pm. They are also lifted by your donations and they are deeply grateful for your support.

Friday night next 3rd November they invite all card players to come along to the Whist Drive. Light refreshments will be served and there will be lots of fun playing along friends. Bring a friend or two and make it a great night out.

Tri Club AGM

The Annual General Meeting of Lanesboro Triathlon Club for 2017 is set for Friday night next 3rd November at 7pm in the Club Rooms, Lanesboro Co-Op Hall.

All members have been sent an email with a nomination form, motion form and meeting agenda. Members should return the nomination form and any motions to secretary@trilanesboro.comm  no later than 5pm on Fri 27th October. Fidelma (Chairperson), Niall Mulvihill (Secretary), Sinéad (Social), Frank (Treasurer) and Jim (PRO) have said they are willing to remain in their current roles, but don’t let that stop you from making your own nominations!

Other non-executive positions to be filled on the night shall include:

– Race Director 2018

– Training Officers

– Club Gear Committee

– Social Committee

It is extremely important for the clubs continued success in the future to have a large turnout at the AGM. It would be great to see new faces coming forward to take a position on the executive and bringing the club onwards and upwards.

Do you bake

Rathcline GAA club is holding a festive fund-raising Bake Sake and Cake Demonstration event on Sunday 10th December in the parish hall.

We know there are many fabulous bakers within the parish and outside and the club is looking for your support. Create your ideas, prepare for baking and remember the date 10th December. You can bake anything you want be it buns cupcakes, rock buns, brownies, scones, brioche, doughnuts, biscuits, chip cookies, cakes, puddings, loaves, cheesecakes, muffins and breads or anything else you wish to bake.

This promises to be a fun filled afternoon for everyone and it is an event to be baked for and not to be missed. Further details will be published next week

Clean up after your Dog

Over the past week a number of people asked me to highlight the dire need for dog owners to clean after their dogs had soiled the footpaths. It seems to have got worse in the past number of weeks. Dog owners who do not clean after their dogs are doing a disservice to all the people out walking. With the change of time and daylight getting shorter it is more important than ever for dog owners to clean up after their dog soils the footpath.

Volunteer & Designated Drivers

There is a campaign underway for every village and community to have a legally regulated Community Car Service throughout Ireland. This new group will hold a meeting in Hannon’s Hotel, Roscommon on Wednesday week 1st November at 3pm. If you are interested to find out more feel free to go along. The aim of the group is to help combat rural isolation and to help end the needless road carnage due to alcohol.

Caretaker Required

A caretaker is required for St. Mary’s Hall. This is a CE scheme and it is 19½ hours per week. For further information you should contact the local DSP office or call Sean at 086 1427 143.

50/50

Monday night last 23rd October the 50/50 pool stood at €397 and the winner drawn in the Clarkes Bar was Monica Healy, Newtowncashel. This was a second win in the draw for Monica. Your support is greatly appreciated for the weekly draw. Tickets are on sale locally at €2 each. Alternatively, you can by the pink ticket for the year for just €100 and have 2 free weeks

Defibrillator Course

This is the last call for people interested in learning the use of the Defibrillator. Knowledge of its us in most definitely a case of life or death. The closing time for signing in for the course is fast approaching. The training is free and training will soon commence very soon. If you wish to take part in the training or need to upskill your use of the defibrillator, then you should leave your name into Martina O’Brien at the Corner Shop or phone 086-2460840 or 3321107

DVD’s for sale

With the evenings staring to lengthen and if you are searching for something to watch over the longer evenings and nights you could do no worse than buy the DVD of the play ‘The Lough Ree Monster’. DVDs are available in O’Brien’s costing €15and you are assured of a great couple of hours with a local cast.

Art and Craft Camp

Halloween Art and Craft camp for kids will commence on Tuesday 31st Oct until Thursday 2nd November from 10am – 2pm in St. Mary’s Hall, Lanesboro. The course will cost €50 per child/€90 for two children.  To book a place contact Denise 086 8930990 or Amy 087 0904388 or email artandcraftcamp2017@gmail.com

Your local Library

Library Opening Hours 

Monday 2-8pm, Tuesday 2-6pm, Wednesday 10am-1pm and 5-8pm, Thursday closed, Friday 10am-1pm and 2-5pm, Saturday 10am-1pm.

The Knitting and Crochet Group meet in the library on Mondays, 2-4pm. All welcome.

‘Babble and Books’ Baby Book club, a free weekly baby book club for parents/carers and children aged 0-2 years resumes on Wednesday 7th Nov at 10.15am.

Preschool Drop In and Sing-along continues on Wednesdays from 12.30-1.00pm. Pop in to learn a song, colour in a page and choose a book with your friends!

‘Chat and Chapters’ social book club will be held on Wed 15th October at 6.45pm. The group will discuss the various books they have been reading. This is a relaxed format with no pressure to read a specific book by a deadline, but an opportunity to chat about books and get new ideas for your reading list!

Time to start Preparing

As we look forward to Christmas not only do we think of Santa Claus but we also think of the sponsored run/walk from Newtowncashel to Lanesboro. For all you non-walkers and runners and those that only do this event every year now is the time to start your training. With only 8 weeks remaining until Christmas and to make the journey an enjoyable one it is very important that training starts as soon as possible.

This event is the main sponsorship for Longford MS, your generosity each year knows no boundaries despite it being a hard time on money. The organisers would like that you would continue you great sponsorship of all the participants and the committee would like to have a record number of participants this year.

Dinner Dance

The annual Pioneers Dinner Dance will take place on Friday week 10th November in the Rustic Inn, Abbeyshrule. Traditionally this is the best night of the year in the county. You do not have to be a member or indeed a non-drinker to join in this fabulous night. Tickets are available from Breda Moran, Tom Nohilly or Ann Carroll.

AGM of the IFA

The AGM of the local branch of the IFA will take place on Wednesday 15th November in Adie’s meeting room at 9pm. It is important that all members of the local branch of the IFA make the effort to attend.

Mass for Deceased Members

On Wednesday 22nd November the annual Mass for deceased staff members of the staff of ESB Lanesboro will take place in the Sports and Social club. All past members of staff are invited to come along.

Badminton Club Table Quiz

Lanesboro/Ballyleague Badminton Club are looking for people who would love to try badminton or rekindle their love of it. We are holding open nights every Tuesday night at 9:30pm in St Mary Hall in Lanesboro for the month of November. Rackets will be provided so just come along and have a go and see what it’s all about. The club are also holding their annual Table Quiz on Saturday the 18th November in Clarke’s Bar in Lanesboro, so grab a team and join us.

Tourism Co-Op Draw

The numbers drawn in the Lanesboro Tidy Towns lotto on Tuesday 24th October were 9,20, 21 and 27. There was no winner of the jackpot of €9,100.  The winner of the €50 prize was Pat O’Sullivan, Lehery and the three €20 winners were Eileen Hanley, Cashelbeg, Mike Mullooly c/o Mags and Mary Hussey, Lough Ree Park.

Combo Fitness Classes

Combo Fitness classes (Resistance and Pilates) with Regina will commence on Thursday evening next 2nd November in the Parish Hall at 7pm. Classes cost €40 for the 6 classes or €8 per class. For further information you should contact Regina 087-2485822.

Digital Skills Town

Lanesborough and Ballyleague is going to become Ireland’s first, Digital Skills Hub Town. In an effort to train individuals and groups in basic digital skills, anyone living in the area can avail of this FREE training program.

The course is aimed at anyone with little or no digital/computer skills and will take place over five, two-hour long sessions. If you think some of your members would be interested, please have them fill out the attached form and return to loughreeanglinghub@gmail.com or to the Lough Ree Angling Hub Office, Main Street, Ballyleague. I can print copies and send on for distribution also, if you contact me on 0433321734. I can collect completed questionnaires from you at an arranged date, if that suits.

Drug & Alcohol Prevention & Treatment Support Services

Following the formal launch of the Extern MYDAS (Midlands Youth Drug & Alcohol Support) Project & MQI DATS (Drug & Alcohol Treatment Support) Project a briefing of briefing and information sessions is scheduled to be delivered in Longford.

The session will outline what each service offers, how to access/refer to the services and also provide an opportunity to meet key staff working in each county from both projects.

Those from the Community, Voluntary and Statutory Sectors are invited to attend the information and briefing sessions which will take place in the Longford Arms Hotel on Tuesday week 7th November from 2.30pm to 4pm.

Science Week

As part of Science Week 2017, the Edgeworth Society are organising a number of events on Friday the 17th and Saturday the 18th of November. There will be an Exploration Dome and a Reptile Zoo in the Green, Professor Conleth Hussey will visit local schools with his Playground Science programme. On Friday evening in the Green, Edgeworthstown at 8.00 pm Professor Hussey will give a talk titled “The God Particle” known as Higgs Bosom which is the subject of ground breaking research at CERN. This event is free and everyone is welcome. Further details from 6671801, 087 2241351 or email edgeworthsociety@eircom.net

Superheroes

Ever wonder what the science is behind our Superheroes, Iron Man, Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman and many more heroes is? well why not come along to free workshops by Barry Fitzgerald of BW Science. Barry has been giving workshops throughout Europe and as part of Science Week 2017. Barry will give two workshops in St Mary’s Community Centre Edgeworthstown on Saturday 18th November. Workshop one at 10.30 am will discuss how to build an Iron Man suit and the science behind it. The second workshop at 12.00 will discuss the science behind our Superheroes. Both workshops are free and should be great fun, so why not come along and enjoy. You can v

Rathcline GAA

Patsy Reilly Final: The Patsy Reilly Division 2 league final will take place next weekend. At the time of writing there is no venue or time for the match. Keep an eye on club accounts on Facebook or Twitter or see the fixtures on the Longford Leader. Good luck to the lads and we look forward to another title coming our way at the weekend.

U21: The U21 team had a very hard earned first round victory over Cashel/Killashee in Dunbeggan on Saturday. It is always a great thing to get a victory in the first round. Let us hope that the confidence gained from this victory will see the lads going a long way in this final U21 competition.

50/50: Monday night last 23rd October the 50/50 pool stood at €397 and the winner drawn in the Clarkes Bar was Monica Healy, Newtowncashel. This was a second win in the draw for Monica. Your support is greatly appreciated for the weekly draw. Tickets are on sale locally at €2 each. Alternatively, you can by the pink ticket for the year for just €100 and have 2 free weeks

Baking Skills: The club is holding a festive fund-raising Bake Sake and Cake Demonstration event on Sunday 10th December in the parish hall.

We know there are many fabulous bakers within the parish and outside and the club is looking for your support. Create your ideas, prepare for baking and remember the date 10th December. You can bake anything you want be it buns cupcakes, rock buns, brownies, scones, brioche, doughnuts, biscuits, chip cookies, cakes, puddings, loaves, cheesecakes, muffins and breads or anything else you wish to bake.

This promises to be a fun filled afternoon for everyone and it is an event to be baked for and not to be missed. Further details will be published next week

You should consider refereeing?

Have you ever thought of taking up refereeing? Refereeing is open to men and women from the age of 18 upwards. It is something that brings great satisfaction and allows referees to progress up the ranks to whatever level their dedication takes them.

The image of referring being a solitary occupation does not bear anything close to reality. You are a member of a team of referees in the county where there is great comradery. You also will have your own umpires that leaves you part of another team and a leader of that team.

Now, there are wonderful opportunities for young referees to climb the ranks within Longford and indeed in the Leinster ranks also. Now is the time to be giving it serious consideration.

Longford has a proud record of supplying referees to Leinster and the National Refereeing panel for many years and this opportunity is waiting for you with the right application.

Refereeing is fun and it builds great friendship. If you decide to explore the idea feel free to contact Joe O’Brien joea@iol.ie or phone 086 2460 840.

 

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