Lanesboro Ballyleague notes Monday 2nd April 2018

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Lanesboro Ballyleague Notes

 

 

Defibrillator Course Final Call

The Defibrillator course is again being organised for those that have not already done a defibrillator course or for those that need to do their refresher course. We all know the value of being competent in the use of the defibrillator. There is also a need to ensure you do not let your training lapse hence the great need for continued upskilling with your refresher course.

To book in for the next training and refresher leave your name and phone number into Martina O’Brien. Call in, phone 3321107 or 0863858934.

Whist Drive

The monthly Whist Drive in aid of Lanesboro Social services will take place in St. Mary’s Parish Hall Lanesboro on Friday next 6th April at 8.30pm.

We all know the value of support for the Whist Drive and again we appeal to all card players to come along, bring a friend and support the Lanesboro Social Services Whist Drive. As usual refreshment will be served.

Engagement

We would like to extend our heartiest congratulations to Derek Casserley son of Michael and Nancy Casserley and Denise Maher daughter of Sean and Geraldine Maher, Toomevara, Co. Tipperary on the recent announcement of their engagement.

Sympathy

We would like to extend our deepest sympathy to Breege and Jim Neary, Curraghroe and Joe and Eileen Reynolds, Church View and the extended Reynolds on the death of Thomas (TP) Reynolds, Phibsboro, Co. Dublin last week.

Lough Ree Monster Meeting

Play your part in the development of this year’s lough Ree Monster Festival by coming along to the weekly meetings in St. Mary’s Hall on Wednesday night at 9.15pm. We would love to have a great divergence of people from Cashel, Killashee, Kilgefin, Rathcline, Ballyleague and Lanesboro.

Blood Pressure Testing

Have you recently had your blood pressure taken? You have the opportunity to have your blood pressure taken in St. Mary’s Hall on Friday next 6th April from 11.30am to 12.30pm

All ages are welcome to come along.

Lanesboro’s connection to Crufts

I general we are all mainly taken with the world-famous Crufts Dog Show each year. I have just been made aware of a Lanesboro connection to this iconic even.

When we hear that the ‘apple never falls far from the tree’ this old adage is very apt in this case. For all of us that remember the late Jimmy Ward, The Green, we recall his great love of dogs. Well, his daughter Loretta is a Champion class winner at Crufts and she also had a runner up in another class.
Well done Loretta and many more years of success at Crufts.

Our library events over Easter

Books and Babble at the Library:
Baby Book Club for parents/carers with children ages 0-2 years with Penny, will continue on Wednesday 11th April at 10.15am. The session will include stories, songs and early language and literacy activities. Come along and join in the fun!!

Knitting & Crochet Group

Knitting & Crochet Group continues every Monday 2-4pm.  All Welcome!

ESOL Class

ESOL Class continues every Tuesday at 7pm.

Foreign Currency Appeal Reminder

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

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.

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.

Rolling Stones

In what, without doubt, will be the Concert of the Year in Croke Park, The Rolling Stones will roll back the years and perform a wonderful concert on Thursday 17th May.

Rathcline GAA have a very special draw taking place for that concert where for €2 only you could be the winner of the draw for those 2 most valuable tickets in the luxury Premium Stand.

The draw will take place on Saturday 12th May in Clarke’s Bar and make sure you have your tickets in this draw. Tickets are on sale in all shop, bars and from committee members.

Lanesboro Bridge Club

The results of the competition held on Wednesday 28th March are: N/S 1st Philomena Walsh and Kathryn Harrison, 2nd Cyril Hussey and Phil Chalmers, 3rd Frank and Frances Brennan. E/W 1st Eileen Kelly and Mary Farrell, 2nd Noreen Dunne and Mae Casey, 3rd Patricia Mc Gann and Mary Jameson.

Sympathy

We would like to extend our sincere sympathy to Vincent and Mary Mc Gowan and family, Cloonadra on the death of Mrs Anna Mc Gowan, Castlerea, mother of Vincent.

Tourism Co-Op Draw €11,300

Last Tuesday 20th March the Lough Ree Tourism Co-Op held their weekly lottery draw for a jackpot of €11,100. The numbers drawn were 1,12, 26, and 29. There was no winner of the jackpot and the roll-over for this week stands at €11,300. The winner of the €50 prize was Mags & Kathleen and the three €20 prizes were won by Linda Gill c/o The Market, Kevin Murray, Lanesboro and Pat Kilcoyne Barnacor. The co-op really appreciates your continued support.

Division 2 Champions

Congratulations to Roscommon on winning the Division 2 final in Croke Park on Sunday last in a very high scoring and entertaining game. Our two local lads Ciaran and Diarmuid were to the fore in this victory and we especially congratulate them.

Accommodation Database

The lough Ree Angling Hub is drawing up a House/Accommodation to Let – Short/Medium/Long Term and if you have such properties you should contact the Lough Ree Angling Hub at their Ballyleague office.

50/50

The winning ticket drawn in the Pier Rakish Paddy for the Rathcline 50/50 was in the name of ‘The Kids’ c/o Pat Connerton. The winning envelope was worth €310 to the winning ‘Kids’.

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. 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.

Not too long ago the pool each week was nearing €500 and we would encourage you to get your weekly blue envelope and help drive the weekly amount back to where it should always be. Your support is much appreciated.

Sympathy

We would like to extend our deepest sympathy to Bernadette O’Neill and family, Alexandria Virginia USA on the death of her husband Pat Troy. Pat Troy formally of Kilcormac, Co. Offaly, immigrated to the US in 1961. He was married to Bernadette O’Neill from 9 The Green, married in St. Mary’s Church, Lanesboro Sept. 1, 1965.  They resided in Alexandria, Virginia’
Pat passed away on March 22, at 2am. Funeral services will be held on Saturday April 7 at 11am at the Basilica of St. Mary, Alexandria, VA. with internment In St. Mary’s Cemetery, Alexandria.  Reception to follow immediately after burial.

Country Kicks Cancer

All roads lead to The Hodson Bay Hotel, Athlone on Friday night next 6th April for what is expected to be a night to remember!

With entertainment from the Country legend Robert Mizzell and his band you’ll be sure to dance the night away until the wee hours, while at the same time supporting a truly worthy cause with all proceeds raised going to the Irish Cancer Society.

The event is organised by Moate native, Catherine Ainsley (nee Nally) in memory of her beautiful mother Carmel Nally who sadly lost her fight with Cancer in 2016. The fund-raising event is in the hope that through research we can one day kick cancer for good. In the meantime, hopefully, research can give other families an extra birthday or Christmas with their loved ones.

We hope you can join us for an amazing night of music from Robert Mizzell & his band, Olivia Douglas, Comedian Sil Fox and DJ John Nugent to finish the night. Doors open at 7.30pm, show starts at 8pm.

(Tickets €30 available from the Hodson Bay Hotel please call reception on 09064 42000 for further details, or find us on Facebook “Country Kicks Cancer”)

Yes You Can Help

Athlone Samaritans are seeking volunteers to assist with the great work the Samaritan community does all year round. You do not need experience or qualifications as full training will be provided. Athlone Samaritans provides 24-hour emotional support. To find out more phone 085 284 5010 or email athlonevols.com

Tractor Run

On Saturday morning not long after 8am last Lanesboro and Ballyleague was awoken with the sound of tractors passing through. This was a Dublin2Mayo Tractor Run raising money for two worthy causes. Organisers of the event hope that it will raise more than €50,000 for Our Lady’s Hospital for Sick Children, Crumlin, and the special care baby unit at Mayo University Hospital.

If you would like to make a contribution you can do so by contacting John Corley 087-6709044

St. Faithleach’s GAA

O’Rourke Cup: St. Faithleach’s play Boyle on Saturday 7th in Abbey Park, your support is appreciated.

Junior League: Round two of the division four league took place on Good Friday evening in Ballyleague against St. Ronan’s. Result; St. Faithleach’s 0-7 St. Ronan’s 4-7.

Junior Ladies League: The ladies play Oran on Sunday8th at 11am.

U16 Boys League: St. Faithleach’s play St. Dominic’s on Sunday 8th at 11am in Ballyleague.

U14 Boys League: The second round of the league takes place against Castlerea St. Kevin’s on Thursday 12th in Ballyleague at 7pm.

U12 Spring League: Best of luck to our U12’s as they start their league campaign on Saturday 7th against Tulsk in Ballyleague at 11am.

Congratulations: To Roscommon GAA, panel, management and our club reps Ciaran Murtagh and Diarmuid Murtagh on their Division 2 league final win on Sunday.

Congratulations: Congratulations to Coláiste Mhuire and to our club rep Brian Murtagh who won the All-Ireland Colleges’ JFC ‘A’ title on Friday afternoon. The Mullingar school, captained by Trevor Keena and Enda Gaffney and managed jointly by Brian Murtagh, Sarah Guilfoyle and Mattie Dempsey, have beaten famed Kerry football nursery St Brendan’s College, Killarney 1-12 to 0-13 at Galtee Rovers GAA grounds, Bansha, Co. Tipperary.

Easter Egg Hunt: Thanks to all who attended our Easter Egg Hunt on Sunday last and to Patricia McCormack who organised yet another successful afternoon for the younger members of the club. Also, thanks to Ann McCormack, Carol Donlon, Olive Kenny, Monica Connaughton and Martina Dunne for all their help on the day.

Cards: Take place every Tuesday evening in the clubhouse, last week’s winners; Tom and W, second Jack and Pat Joe, last game Anne and Kathleen.

Lotto: Jackpot stands at €12,000. Next draw Tue 3rd. Team in charge for next two weeks; Sean Cox, Shay Rohan and Eamon Gallagher. Annual lotto membership renewal is now available, please contact Michael Cleary or Sean Cox for more information.

Reminder: As a follow on from last year our Defibrillator Re-Certification class takes place Wednesday 4th April from 7:30pm – 8:30pm in St Faithleach’s Clubhouse. Please contact Monica Connaughton to confirm your attendance. For anyone unaware our defibrillator is situated on the wall outside of the dressing rooms on club grounds.

Child Safeguarding Policy: Please note that as of March 11th the GAA and the LGFA have introduced a safeguarding statement for all clubs. The purpose of this statement is to indicate the practices and procedures we observe in our Association that ensure, as far as practicable, that children are safe from harm. A copy of this statement is on display in both the clubhouse and the dressing room. Management have also completed their child safety courses, and our Children’s Officer Carol Donlon is available at all times.

Rathcline GAA

Semi-final: The U20 team by virtue of their two wins and a walk over in the final game are through to the semi final which will take place on Wednesday 18th April.

Game off: Last Sunday we were scheduled to play Cashel in the first round of the League. The game was called off late in the week and put back to a later date.

Travelling on Saturday: Saturday next will see our delayed start to the Division 2 league when we travel to Ballybrien the home of Ballymore to play the home side. We look forward to an excellent start and we hope with a top-class performance we will be taking two points home with us. The game throws in at 7pm and we hope there will be a big number travelling to support the team.

Good luck to team management led by Liam Tully and the panel of players for a successful season.

Round 3 of the Division 2 league will take place in Clonbonny on Saturday 14th April at 7pm

Rolling Stones Draw:

In what, without doubt, will be the Concert of the Year in Croke Park, The Rolling Stones will roll back the years and perform a wonderful concert on Thursday 17th May.

Rathcline GAA have a very special draw taking place for that concert where for €2 only you could be the winner of the draw for those 2 most valuable tickets in the luxury Premium Stand.

The draw will take place on Saturday 12th May in Clarke’s Bar and make sure you have your tickets in this draw. Tickets are on sale in all shop, bars and from committee members.

Membership: Time is almost out for club membership. Peter Skelly and Denis Crinigan, Cathal Chapman or Liam Connerton or any other club official will be happy to accept your membership

50/50

The winning ticket drawn in the Pier Rakish Paddy for the Rathcline 50/50 was in the name of ‘The Kids’ c/o Pat Connerton. The winning envelope was worth €310 to the winning ‘Kids’.

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. 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.

Not too long ago the pool each week was nearing €500 and we would encourage you to get your weekly blue envelope and help drive the weekly amount back to where it should always be. Your support is much appreciated.

Annual 25 Card Drive: The club would like to thank everyone that supported the annual 25 Drive whether by their attendance, sponsoring prizes or buying tickets. The winners on the night and for a second year in a row was Jimmy Brennan and Ger Scally.

Defibrillator Course: Did you book in for the Defibrillator course yet?  Please give your names to Martina O’Brien, Corner Shop, 3321107, 086-3858934 or martinaclyne1@gmail.com as soon as possible as the training will be starting very soon.

Shannon Gaels Minor Club

This week’s fixtures: U14 – This Tuesday we play Clonbroney in Clonbonny at 7pm. The Féile Plate will be in Kenagh on Thursday at 7.45pm. Tuesday 10th April we play St. Patrick’s Óg in Ardagh at 7pm.
Minors – this Tuesday we play Southern Gaels in Cashel at 7pm.
We had a good win over Northern Gaels in the Laurel, Mullinalaghta last week.

Show: Preparations are currently ongoing in preparation for what promises to be another wonderful evening at a Minor Club show being held in the parish Hall in mid-May. Details of the show will be made known in greater detail in the coming weeks.

Can you help? The club is very active both on and off the field and if you feel that you would like to help please contact Alan Fayne, Seadna Ryan or Sean Kenny or any other member of the executive.

Leinster League Final: Western Gaels U13s played their refixed semi-final game in the Leinster Cross county league on Tuesday last 27th away to Tubberclair (Westmeath)

Played under lights at a fine venue it was a game played with great spirit and determination by both teams

Our goalkeeper Luke Dowd was in fine form with some good saves and his fine kick outs , our full back line of Cormac O’Dowd and Dan Devlin had super games with their tight marking and great work rate , our half back line of Sam Murphy  , Rasheed Yeobah and Kieran O’ Dowd all had super games with their excellent work rate , our midfield duo of Harry Mulvihill & Beau O’ Connor had super games Harry scoring 1-3 to his credit with Beau unlucky not to get on the scoresheet, our half forward line of Jimmy Farrell, Stephen Oates & Willie Stokes were in outstanding form right from the off , Jimmy & Stephen scoring 3-6 between them , our full forward line of Niall Hawes & Gavin Nulty were in super form also Gavin scoring two super goals in the first half after some great work by Niall , we went in at half time Western Gaels 5-4 Tubberclair 1-6

Having started the second half with a good lead we continued to keep it as the game went on , a couple of early points set us on our way to a super win , Conor Farrell, Jack Tiernan , Peter Farrell, Michael Smith , John Mc Hugh , Tadhg Tiernan were all introduced at different stages during the game and each played their part in a fantastic team performance

We will eagerly await our final with great excitement within the coming weeks, it’s provisionally down for Saturday 14th April with venue and time to be confirmed

Well done to all our panel of players on the evening: Jimmy Farrell, Conor Farrell, Luke Dowd, Sam Murphy, Kieran O’ Dowd, Cormac O’ Dowd (Shannon Gaels). Dan Devlin, Beau O’ Connor, Niall Hawes, Stephen Oates, Harry Mulvihill, Michéal Smith, Gavin Nulty, Jack Tiernan, Peter Farrell, Tadhg Tiernan, Willie Stokes, John McHugh, Rasheed Yeobah (Grattan Gaels).

Sympathy: The Shannon Gaels Minor club, Western Gaels Minor club and Rathcline club would like to extend their deepest sympathy to Johnny Moran and family on the untimely death of his wife Linda Moran, Clonterm on Saturday last.

 

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