Lanesboro Ballyleague notes Monday 13th November 2017

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      Lanesboro Ballyleague

 

Christmas Day Run/Walk

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.

Sponsorship cards are available from any of the committee or from O’Brien’s shop.

The Green – Mass

Mass for the deceased residents of The Green, will be celebrated by Fr. Michael, in St. Mary’s Church at 10 a.m. this coming Thursday 16th November.

Please tell all family and friends that have, at one stage or another, lived on the Green since the 50’s. Come along for the Mass and relive the memories of old afterwards with a cup of tea in the Parish Hall.

Sympathy

We would like to extend our sincere sympathy to Billy Clabby, Lisnacusha, his brother John and sister Marcella on the death of their brother Thomas in Dunlin last week.

The Cavan Curse

Seamus O’Rourke once again teams up with Cavan writer John McManus (The Quare Land & Danger Money) and Cavan actress Fiona Fitzpatrick in his latest production ‘The Cavan Curse’

Cavan have reached the All-Ireland final against Kerry… they haven’t won since 1952… The blacksmith from Templeport is the last surviving member of the 52 team and knows only too well that Cavan had a curse put on them by the same woman who cursed Mayo… Cavan can’t win until all players are dead. The blacksmith has asked his grandson’s wife to help him do away with himself during the match… but Cavan start to win and he gets cold feet… there are many twists and turns until it all comes down to the last kick… Anyway, that’s just to give you a feel of the silliness of the whole thing… in other words it’s a comedy.

Tickets and bookings are available from O’Brien’s phone 3321107 or phone Martina at 086-3858934

Sympathy

We would like to extend our deepest sympathy to Mick and Caroline and family, Barnacor on the death of Mick’s mother Annie Mahon, Kilnatruhan, Killoe last week.

Want to try Badminton

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.

All Bakers

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

The club is looking to the many fabulous bakers within the parish and outside 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.

There event will also host a superb draw that will include 1st prize of a Kenwood Kmix worth €500,2nd prize, a €200 health and beauty hamper from Cloud 9 Lanesboro and third prize Neven Maguires perfect Irish Christmas cookbook.

This promises to be a fun filled afternoon for everyone and it is an event to be baked for and not to be missed.

Christmas Post Dates

The last dates for Christmas postings are as possible USA – letters 12th December, parcels 7th December; GB letters and parcels 18th December; Europe letters 18th and parcels 13th; Northern Ireland letter and parcels 19th; Ireland 20th and the rest of the world 7th December.

50/50

Monday night last 5th November the 50/50 pool stood at €454 and the winning drawn in the Peer Inn was Cillian and Senan Cox, Curraghrua. 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

Your local Library this week

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 is held on Wednesdays at 10.15am. Sessions include songs, stories and rhymes followed by a cuppa and a chat, so come along to meet other families and build a lifelong love of reading.

Preschool Drop In and Sing-along on every Wednesday at 12.30pm. Pop in to the library on your way home from preschool to join the group sing-along and choose a book with your friends.

‘Chat and Chapters’ Social Book club, continues on Wednesday 15th November 6.45pm-8.00pm. This book club is a relaxed format which gives members the opportunity to talk about a book they have enjoyed and would like to recommend or to simply come along and listen to other the members as they review and discuss books. You can drop in any time and there is no need to have read a specific book before joining the group. Contact the branch library for more information.

Lanesboro Bridge Club

The results of the competition held on Wednesday 8th November are; N/S 1st Gemma Douglas and Elish Gray, 2nd Phil Chalmers and 3rd Frank and Frances Brennan. E/W 1st Maureen Hynes and Margaret Gillen, 2nd Mae Casey and Noreen Dunne and 3rd Una Lawlor and Bríd Mc Dermott.

AGM of the IFA

The AGM of the local branch of the IFA will take place on this Wednesday night 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.

Rathcline Ladies

Friday 1st December is the date for the AGM of Rathcline Ladies club. This year Madaleine Murray and Mike Greene will be stepping down after a number of years on the committee.

The club should now be preparing for the change and parents and past players should be considering the idea of taking over the reins and developing the club into the future.

There are many excellent ladies footballers in the club and it is important that they are progressed to bring titles back to the club along with the fun and excitement they all get when playing and socialising together.

Winning Cemetery

Roscommon hold a competition each year to reward areas for the upkeep of their cemeteries. This year the committee looking after Cloontuskert cemetery was rewarded with the prize of the Tidiest Cemetery in Roscommon for 2017. This is due reward for the hard working committee that have done trojan work over the past number of years.

Mass for Deceased Members

On Wednesday week 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.

Longford Lunch

Friday next 17th November will be one of the rare days that Croke Park will be hugely populated by Longford people. It is a fundraising venture to raise the necessary funds to help the redevelopment at Pearse Park. This will be a fabulous occasion for all Longford people throughout Ireland to come and support their county in Croke Park. Not only do Glennon Brothers sponsor the county team, they bought the naming rights to Pearse Park and they are now digging deep to sponsor this event – true county pride. Let’s go there and support them and our county. If you want to take a take or even go as an individual you should contact county secretary Peter O’Reilly 086-8127505.

A girl with deep Longford and Lanesboro roots, Sinead Hussey, will be the MC for the event and the hilarious comedian P.J. Gallagher will provide the entertainment. There will be a pre-drinks reception at 12 noon followed by a 3-course meal at 1pm followed by the entertainment. A great day is assured, and it would be a shame to miss it.

Lanesborough Gun Club

Congratulations to Louis Rhatigan on winning longest cock pheasant and Fran Deffew on winning heaviest cock pheasant in the competition on 1st Nov.

Lough Ree Athletic Club

The rescheduled Connaught Primary Schools Cross Country takes place on Saturday next 18th November in Kiltoom GAA Grounds.  Best of luck to Christian Donlon Concalves who is representing Cloontuskert School in the 3rd/4th Class Race, having recently qualified by finishing in second position in the Roscommon Schools event, from a very large field.

The club wishes to thank the directors of Lough Ree Community Resource Centre for the use of their fine facility for the recent Annual Halloween Fancy Dress Kids Disco. A great night was had by all the younger members of the community.   

Table Quiz

Are you ready for the annual and very popular Lanesboro Ballyleague Badminton Club’s Table Quiz? It is on this coming Saturday 18th November in Clarke’s Bar in Lanesboro, so grab a team and join in the fun of the night.

Tourism Co-Op Draw

The numbers drawn in the Lanesboro Tidy Towns lotto on Tuesday 7th November were 2, 13, 18 and 20. There was no winner of the jackpot of €9,200.  The winner of the €50 prize was Martina O’Brien, Clonfower and the three €20 winners were Declan, Luke and James Curran, Rathcline, Barbara Ferguson and Jonathan and Chloe Hussey, Lough Ree Park.

Needs Help

Ballyleague’s Christmas Lights committee needs help urgently next weekend to put up the Village Christmas Tree and street lights. If you can give them an hour or two on Saturday next please call the chairman Noel now on 086 2936180. They have twice as much street
lighting to put up this year and need help badly next Saturday November 18th from 10am onwards. If they get help the lights will go up….if not – don’t complain so please ring or text Noel this week if you can help. Roscommon town Christmas lights committee puts up a whole towns lights in a couple of Sundays because they get great help from people for just one day so please come out and help – especially if you never did it before. Come out on Saturday and you won’t be asked back for another year. The meeting point is Ballyleague hall at 10am on Saturday morning next November 18th.

Table Quiz

A Table Quiz in aid of Ballyleague National School will take place in Rosie’s Bar Ballyleague on Friday 24th November at 9.30pm. Tables of 4 will cost €40. There will be a raffle and lots of spot prizes on the night.

Cashel Drama
Cashel Drama have invited Beezneez Theatre Company back again with their new play “Turning Mammy” on the 18th November in The Hill in Newtowncashel at 9:00 pm.
This semi-professional group has had full houses and standing ovations on their tour with this play. Booking only on 086 2521536.

Science Week

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 event, 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 week18th 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.

Rathcline GAA

Patsy Reilly Final: This Wednesday evening the replay of the abandoned Patsy Reilly Final will take place in Killoe at 8.30. We would urge all club supporters to come along and support the team in the final. We wish the team management and the team the very best of luck.

Christmas Draw: We have just launched their annual Christmas draw and it is hoped that as is the norm that everyone will get behind the draw and make it a huge success. This draw is so vital to the early stages of the club year as there are insurance and affiliation fees to be paid to allow entry into competitions.

Tickets are priced €20 each and it will make a great Christmas gift. The prize structure is 1st €3000, 2nd €1000, 3rd €500, 4th €250, 5th €250. 6th €200 and 7th €200.

U21: The U21 semi-final will take place on Sunday next in Granard where we will take on Granard Ballymore. The panel has been training hard for this competition and we look forward to the team performing to the maximum of their ability and reaching the county final. Good luck to the lads and the team management. We ask all our supporters to go along and support the lads.

50/50: Monday night last 5th November the 50/50 pool stood at €454 and the winning drawn in the Peer Inn was Cillian and Senan Cox, Curraghrua. 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

Your Baking Skills: are you for the club’s festive fund-raising Bake Cake 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

Longford Lunch

Friday next 17th November will be one of the rare days that Croke Park will be hugely populated by Longford people. It is a fundraising venture to raise the necessary funds to help the redevelopment at Pearse Park. This will be a fabulous occasion for all Longford people throughout Ireland to come and support their county in Croke Park. Not only do Glennon Brothers sponsor the county team, they bought the naming rights to Pearse Park and they are now digging deep to sponsor this event – true county pride. Let’s go there and support them and our county. If you want to take a take or even go as an individual you should contact county secretary Peter O’Reilly 086-8127505.

A girl with deep Longford and Lanesboro roots, Sinead Hussey, will be the MC for the event and the hilarious comedian P.J. Gallagher will provide the entertainment. There will be a pre-drinks reception at 12 noon followed by a 3-course meal at 1pm followed by the entertainment. A great day is assured, and it would be a shame to miss it.

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.

Minor Club

Parish League: All players in the club aged 7, 8, 9, and eligible to play U10 are asked to the Parish League that will take place in Clonbonny on Saturday 25th November starting at 10am.

The Minor club are hosting Seamus O Rourke’s hilarious play “The Cavan Curse” on Friday 24th November in St Mary’s Hall at 8pm, tickets available in O’Brien’s.

 

 

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