Lanesboro Ballyleague notes Monday 21st January 2019

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Lanesboro Ballyleague Notes

BT Young Scientist Success

2019 got off to a winning start for Lanesboro Community College as they achieved wonderful success at the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition in the RDS last week when all three of their projects were award winners

Conor Lyons looked at how the cost of playing for your club impacts on your family life, free time and even the days missed from work due to injury. All involved were delighted when he was awarded 2nd place in the Social and Behavioural category.

Leah Farrell’s project was highly commended by the judges for designing an online tool for calculating CO2 emissions and for applying this model to analysing the carbon footprint of our diets. Food for thought!

Orla Lyons’s study on the benefits of a short maths programme to help students improve their numeracy was awarded the ‘Highly Commended’ accolade and singled out as a ‘policy changing study’.

Well done to all involved and thank all those who supported the students with their projects; teachers, parents and the various organisations and individuals that gave up their time and expertise so freely.

Going for Reprint

The wonderful publication Sliabh Bán has now sold out in all shops. Such was the sale of the book that there is a complete sell out and the great news is that the book is going for a second print having a second print. Sliabh Bán the book of history of the area will be back on the book shelves within the next three weeks. You will see it here when the book is back.

LCC Enrolment nears closing.  

The closing date for application forms for enrolment in 1st year in September 2019 is Friday 1st February at 1:00.  All students interested in attending Lanesboro Community College in September should send in their enrolment forms before that date.  Please contact 043 3321139 for more details or a copy of the enrolment form.  

The Green

Thanks to those that have already sent me photos.

Sometime ago I recorded the 64 houses on the Green and those that I could remember and find out that lived in what house since the early 50’s. I am now looking for photographs from the families that lived there from the start right up to the present day. Family, presentations, work pictures or sporting events right up to this current day that involved anyone that lived on the Green everything and anything please. If you can email them to me joea@iol.ie or drop into the shop with them where I will scan them and return them immediately. If you did not live on The Green and know people that did can you tell them I am looking for photographs. If there are school class photos from the national schools’ girls and boys, Ballyleague Secondary, Convent of Mercy and the different guises of Lanesboro Technical School/Vocational School/Community College. Thanking you in advance, Joe.

Death

The untimely death took place on Sunday 13th January at the ICU, Galway University Hospital of James Mullooly formerly Kilteevan and formerly Tullyvrane. James just 39 years old was taken ill last summer and was found to have a very rare form of virus. He was a tall and strongly built and for such a strong young man to be struck down was a great shock to us all. James fought hard for life in the intervening time and his untimely death shook us all to the core. He had a warm personality and his smiling face and welcome always disarmed the coldest of hearts. James was married with two young children and lived in Kilteevan. The attendance at the reposing of his remains in Smyth’s Funeral Home Roscommon and again at his Funeral Mass and burial was the largest seen for many a long year. To his wife Joanne, sons Jack and Billy, father Peter, mother Mary, sisters Dara, Margaret and Laura, the extended Mullooly family and wide circe of friends we extend our deepest sympathy.

James was laid to rest in his native parish Rathcline Cemetery following his Funeral Mass in St. Joseph’s Church, Kilteevan.

Nurse Donlon, your memories

Nurse Donlon’s time in Lanesboro was legendary for all of those that remember her time as the district nurse and her shop at the bottom end of Main Street beside Paddy Kenny’s garage. What are your memories of Nurse Donlon and can you put them to paper or on computer? If you have any memories, then Stella in the library would love to hear from you. it is hoped that the older generation amongst us that have so many wonderful 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.

AGM

The AGM of the Rathcline club will take place in the clubhouse in Clonbonny on Friday 15th February at 8pm. If you have an interest and would like to be part of our club come along to the meeting where you will be made very welcome. As the club moves back into the senior ranks, they would like to welcome parishioners and former players to get behind the club and team and help drive all forward.

New Defibrillator Course

A new Defibrillator course will take place in the very near future 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 3321107, 0863858934 or email martinaclyne1@gmail.com

Can I help

A little food for thought. There are many roles/tasks that need to be filled/completed in each and every association and club in the community- remembering that there is a great link up with those not affected by the county/parish divide and the others that are affected. There is something for everyone, just mention to the club or association that you are interested in helping. Help is a vital component to the continuation of all our associations and clubs, and you should be helping to grow our community as one in your chosen group.

Primary School Enrolment

Lanesborough Primary School are holding their Enrolment Afternoon for September 2019 on Friday 1st February 2019 at 1pm.
Parents and children who are hoping to enrol in the school for September are invited to attend.

Lanesboro Bridge Club

The results of the competition held on Wednesday 9th January are: N/S 1st Gemma Douglas and Elish Gray, 2nd Una Clarke and Kathleen Kelly and 3rd Philomena Walsh and Katherine Harrison. E/W 1st Eileen Kelly and Mary Farrell, 2nd Brid Mc Dermott and Una Lawlor and 3rd Maureen Hynes and Elizabeth Clyne.

The results of the competition held on Wednesday 16th January are: N/S 1st Philomena Walsh and Katherine Harrison, 2nd Gemma Douglas and Elish Gray, 3rd Mary Mc Gushin and Bernadette Clancy. E/W 1st Frances and Frank Brennan, 2nd Brid McDermott and Ita Farrell, 3rd Patricia McGann and Mary Jameson.

Play in St. Mary’s Hall

‘And thank You’ is a new play written and performed by the ever popular and star man Seamus O’Rourke will come to St. Mary’s Hall, Lanesboro, on Saturday 9th March at 8.30pm. This is a production much sought after, and it was a very lucky thing that the Minor Club got their ‘spake’ in on time to ensure we would be fortunate enough to have it. Tickets are on sale in O’Brien’s costing €10. Tickets are on sale in O’Brien’s and to book your tickets phone Martina 086-3858934. The play is being hosted by the Shannon Gaels Minor Club.

The following is a synopsis of the play: A play about an ordinary man living in rural Ireland who gets saved… Saved from a life of pub talk and prophesising. King John O’Sullivan used to be able to drink fifteen pints without having to piddle, now, it’s every nine. Going to the Gents so often can wear a man out. The story is told by the Reverend Thaddaeus Clancy and O’Sullivan’s two sons, Larry O and Martin. The sons run the family shop while Daddy, the King of McKenna’s Bar makes up the rules. It’s a story of hard work and success and dangling. There’s bad driving and ice hockey and there’s falling down. When the ‘Divel’ starts to gnaw, the kingdom will fall.

Community Celebrations

The club will host a Dinner Dance on Saturday night 16th February where the club with celebrate its community links and honour the panel of 2018 that retained the Intermediate Championship. The Celebrations will take place in the Longford Arms Hotel.

The Dinner Dance is always a wonderful community celebration night out and it should also bring back for the night the many ex-players and supporters of the club for a great night of reminiscence and revelry. Music on the night will be supplied by the hugely popular Rhythm & Sticks who will add greatly to our celebrations. Tickets are on sale in O’Brien’s.

The club looks forward to a huge number attending on the night and create a great parish and community night out.

Community Games

Well done to all of our young participants who took part in the County Community Games Draughts Competition last Saturday, in Killoe National School. 

We were well represented with five teams at U10, U12 and U14 age levels. They all battled really well in their respective competitions.

Congratulations to our U14 team who managed to win out their competition by the narrowest of margins, to a very strong Ballymahon side.

They are now Longford County Champions 2019 and will go forward to represent the County in the Leinster competition.: Kieran O’Dowd, Cormac O’Dowd, Shane Gavigan, Conor Farrell, Ronan Farrell, Fionn Crossan.

Many thanks to all of the parents who helped out with practice, supervision and transport. We are very grateful for your support.

Marriage

The wedding took place at the Church of St. Charles Borromeo, Leixlip, Co. Kildare on Monday 31st December of Fran Deffew son of the late Noel and Bridie Deffew, Rathcline Road and Joann Keenahan, daughter of Geraldine and Larry Keenahan, Leixlip, Co. Kildare. Bestman was Nevan Deffew brother of the groom, and bridesmaid was Jenny Keenahan sister of the bride. Pageboys were Cillian and Liam Deffew nephews of the groom. Flower girls were Cora Deffew, niece of the groom and Ella Cullen, Tessa Grogan and Eva Greene all nieces of the bride. The marriage ceremony was celebrated by Fr. Philip Corcoran. The wedding reception was held in Confey GAA club, Leixlip, Co. Kildare.

50/50

On Monday night last, the draw took place for the weekly 50/50 draw. This week our winner was Mary and Geraldine c/o SuperValu which was a great the 50/50 for the first time. The winning envelope was worth a wonderful €352. Thanks to Sheila for her continued support of the draw and maybe next week it will be you.

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.

€15,000 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 €15,000, jackpot and the jackpot for this week, will now rise to reach and the jackpot has now reached its maximum of €15,000. The numbers drawn were 6, 10, 12 and 15. The winner of the €50 prize was Patsy c/o Mags, and the three €20 winners were Fiona c/o Mags, Mary Hussey, Lough Ree Park, Ballyleague and Kathleen and Teresa c/o SuperValu.

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 Sub Aqua Club

Lough Ree sub aqua would like to start off by thanking everyone who took part in and those who attended the club Christmas swim which took place on Christmas day at 12:30PM. There was a great turnout and it would not have been possible if it wasn’t for the support from both club members and the local community. The first training exercise of the year took place in Portrun harbour county Roscommon on Saturday the 12th of January. This event included a 1 KM fin from the harbour to a specific location situated 1 KM along the lake, a similar exercise is planned for Sunday the 20th of January. Special thanks to all club member who acted as support for these events.

Lanesboro Library Events
Local BT Young Scientist & Technology Projects at the Library
Congratulations to Lanesboro Community College students, Conor Lyons, Orla Lyons and Leah Farrell who did so well in BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition.  Their projects will be on display in the library until January 25th.
Conor placed 2nd with his project ‘The Cost of Playing for the Club: A Statistical Analysis of Time and Money spent by GAA Senior Club Players’
Orla’s project ‘Step Over Maths: A Step in the Right Direction?’ was Highly Commended.
Leah’s project ‘Counting the Carbon Dioxide cost of our diets: designing a model to quantify effects of our diets on CO2 emissions’ was also Highly Commended.

Recycle Your Christmas Cards at the Library
From now until the end of January you can recycle your Christmas cards at Lanesboro Library. Just pop them in the box at the desk!
Knitting & Crochet Group
Knitting & Crochet group continues every Monday 2pm to 4pm.  New members always welcome!
Poetry & Music Group
Poetry & Music group continues on Monday 28th January 2019 –  4.15-5.30pm.
All welcome to come along and join in with this very vibrant group!
6 week Art Course with Stephanie
Art Class no 3 continues in the Library on Monday evening 28st January at 6.30pm.
Contact the library on 0433321291 or email lanesborolibrary@longfordcoco.ie<redir.aspx if you are interested.
ESOL Class
ESOL (English for speakers of other languages) continues on Tuesday evenings at 7pm.
Babble & Books Parent & Toddler Group
Babble & Books Parent & Toddler Group continues every Wednesday morning at 10.30am.  Parents are welcome to bring their babies/toddlers along to socialise with other children, read books and play with the toys, jigsaws & Lego table.
Play 2Gether Programme for Parents & Toddlers
Starting soon at Lanesboro Library – contact Stella on 0433321291 or email lanesborolibrary@longfordcoco.ie< to book your place!
The aim of this 4 week programme is to encourage joint play between a parent and their toddler.  Activities will include soft ball games, movement to music and parachute games.  These activities will develop fundamental motor skills, spatial awareness, manipulative skills, co-ordination and balancing skills and develop a positive attitude to physical activity.  The programme will involve a trained and garda vetted sports tutor attending and leading a fun, physical activity session for 1 hour a week.  Brought to you by Longford Sports Partnership.
Book Club
Book Club meets again on Friday morning 25th January at 11am.  Book choices this month are ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’ by Truman Capote and ‘The Lost child’ by Patricia Gibney.  Come along for a chat and a cuppa!
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 website [http://www.longfordlibrary.ie<redir.aspx?

Lough Ree 2000 Bridge Club

The results of the Christmas competition held on 10th December are: 1st Carol Hamill and Ann Hagan, 2nd Kathleen Hanley and Mary Fallon and 3rd Joan Donnellan and Katharine Harrison. Gross: Eileen Kelly and Tom Feeney.

The results of the competition held on Monday 9th January are: N/S Gross and Nett 1st Una Clarke and Maureen Hynes, 2nd Philomena Walsh and Noreen Dunne, 3rd Eileen Kelly and Tom Feeney. E/W 1st Carol Hamill and Ann Hagan, 2nd Mary Fallon and Katharine Harrison and 3rd Goretti Kenny and Mary Jameson.

The club would like to extend its sympathy to Mike Flynn and the Flynn family on the death of his sister Sr. Catherine (Lucy) in Dublin recently.

Ballyboro

Tesco Roscommon….if you’re shopping there this week please put your blue tokens in the tube for the new Ballyboro Astro football pitch …. we wish to thank everyone who has already supported us at Tesco Roscommon …. our astro pitch will be a community facility …available to all community sports groups at Lanesborough Community College.

Last Man Standing No. 2 gets underway on February 9th with a prize fund of €500 for just a tenner entry fee….parents of all team players in club will receive their cards this week …contact any member of our committee to take part ….: 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.

Following a relatively quiet weekend the action steps up apace next weekend with six teams in action.
The under 10s play Stonepark at The Mall Astro on Saturday with the kick off at 12 noon.
The under 12s play their first game in the Major Division Championship  on Sunday at 1pm, when they are away to UCL Crocodiles.
Gaels United provide the opposition for the under 13s in a first round Premier Division Shield game in Drumlish at 11am on Saturday.
The under 14 team are at home to Gaels United on Sunday. Kick off 2pm.
Gaels United also provide the opposition for the under 16 team in Drumlish on Sunday at 12.30
The under 9s will be taking part in a Blitz at Ballymahon Astro on Saturday with a 11am start. Other teams involved are Ardagh and the host team.
Entry forms for The Last Man Standing fundraiser for the Astroturf Football Pitch fundraiser will be distributed within the next week. The previous LMS generated a lot of interest with Enda Naughton from Ballygar the overall winner.

Alzheimer Café

The Longford branch of The Alzheimer Society of Ireland will open their first ever Alzheimer Cafe in Longford Credit Union ltd, 50 Main Street, Longford on Wednesday 30th January (7.00pm-8.30pm). ThisCafé will take place on the last Wednesday of every month at the same time and location. Alzheimer Cafes provide a warm and welcoming space for people with dementia, their family and friends and social and health care professionals to meet, exchange ideas and learnings. The topic for this month is ‘Living with Dementia’ with guest speaker Gerry Farrell Counsellor / Psychotherapist Sligo. This is free of charge and there is a car parking facility at the rear of the building. Anyone who is affected by dementia is welcome to come. It is a social evening with tea, coffee & scones being served. The Alzheimer Cafés are organised and led by a mix of organisations, professionals, carers, people with dementia and volunteers interested in the area. For more information and if you would like to attend, please contact Breda Dunne or Eileen Kilbride on 043 / 3347221 or 3348402 For more information, go towww.alzheimer.ie

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

Sympathy

The club would like to extend its deepest sympathy to the Mullooly family on the untimely death of James Mullooly last week.

Community Celebrations

The club will host a Dinner Dance on Saturday night 16th February where the club with celebrate its community links and honour the panel of 2018 that retained the Intermediate Championship. The Celebrations will take place in the Longford Arms Hotel.

The Dinner Dance is always a wonderful community celebration night out and it should also bring back for the night the many ex-players and supporters of the club for a great night of reminiscence and revelry. Music on the night will be supplied by the hugely popular Rhythm & Sticks who will add greatly to our celebrations. Tickets are priced at €40 each

The club looks forward to a huge number attending on the night and create a great parish and community night out.

AGM

The AGM of the club will take place in the clubhouse in Clonbonny on Friday 15th February at 8pm. If you have an interest and would like to be part of our club come along to the meeting where you will be made very welcome. As the club moves back into the senior ranks, they would like to welcome parishioners and former players to get behind the club and team and help drive all forward. Help us thrive in ‘19

Play

The Shannon Gaels Minor club is hosting another Big Guerilla Production. ‘And Thank You’ is a new play written and performed by the ever popular and star man Seamus O’Rourke will come to St. Mary’s Hall, Lanesboro, on Saturday 9th March at 8.30pm. Tickets are on sale in O’Brien’s costing €10. Tickets are on sale in O’Brien’s and to book your tickets phone Martina 086-3858934. The play is being hosted by the Shannon Gaels Minor Club.

Leinster Final

Congratulations to Ballymahon Secondary School on qualifying for the Leinster Schools Senior Final following a very hard earned. Having come through the Shannon Gaels and some are still in the underage section we are delighted to have such a strong delegation on the panel with 8 of our players. We wish them the very best in the final.

Book Reprint

The Rathcline Bakes recipe book has gone for reprint. As there will only be a further limited supply anyone that has not got their book should do so before all the books have gone. This is a great book and most definitely well worth having with a great number of baking recipes. 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 which makes this book a collector’s item. The books are for sale in O’Brien’s at €10

Defibrillator

The club needs people that are interested in helping out the club by completing the defibrillator course to take place in January. The need for people to have training done in the use of the defibrillator is essential at all grades especially with all the games and training in Clonbonny. 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.

50/50

On Monday night last, the draw took place for the weekly 50/50 draw. This week our winner was Mary and Geraldine c/o SuperValu which was a great the 50/50 for the first time. The winning envelope was worth a wonderful €352. Thanks to Mary and Geraldine for their continued support of the draw and maybe next week it will be you.

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

Ireland Lights Up: Well done to all our members who took part in the official Ireland Lights Up walk on club grounds last Thursday, walks continue every weekday evening at 7pm and it’s a great way to get active and connect with people within the community. If you require any further information, please contact Eamon Gallagher.

U10 and U12 Indoor Girls Training: Indoor training for girls continues on Tue evenings in Ballyleague Hall, please contact Qona Cox or Sean Cox. 

Community Games Activity Club:  Takes place in Ballyleague Hall every Saturday from 5-6:30 pm, activities include table tennis, art, model making and athletic drills. For more information please contact Amanda Cox or Kilgefin Community Games Facebook page. 

Best of luck: To the Roscommon team and management as they start their league campaign on Sat against Mayo. Congratulations to all on their FBD Final win against Galway.

Cards: Take place every Tuesday evening in the clubhouse, all welcome. 

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