Lanesboro Ballyleague notes Monday 21st May 2018

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Lanesboro Ballyleague Notes

 

Wedding

The marriage took place on Friday 5th May at St. Patrick’s Church, Athleague, Co. Roscommon of Christopher Breslin son of Paddy and Ann Breslin, Cloontuskert and Deirdre Rushe daughter of Ferdie and Maureen Rushe, Athleague, Co. Roscommon. Bestman was Alan Breslin brother of the groom, and groomsmen were Thomas Mc Dermott cousin of the groom, Aaron Courtney friend of the groom and Bernie Mc Kenna cousin of the groom. Matron of Honour was Sandra Murray sister of the bride and bridesmaids were Sinead Gacquin, Danielle Gibbs, and Tina Moylan all friends of the bride. The marriage ceremony was celebrated by Fr Eugene Mc Loughlin. The wedding reception was held in the Shamrock Lodge Hotel, Athlone.

We wish the happy couple many years of wedded happiness.

Lanesboro Bridge Club

The results of the competition held on Wednesday 16th May: N/S 1st Mona O’Flaherty and Maureen Hynes, 2nd Frank and Frances Brennan, 3rd Cyril Hussey and Phil Chalmers. E/W 1st Brid Mc Dermott and Una lawlor, 2nd Maura Hanly and Mairead Gill, 3rd Una Clarke and Eileen Kelly.

Back again with old Chestnut

I am back at it again! The more I write about it the worse it seems to get. There has been a huge number of complaints coming in about the two old chestnuts that keep cropping up in the town. The first one it the amount of people not cleaning up the footpaths after their dogs soiling. It is very easy to have a small plastic bag with you to clean up after your dogs and leave the footpaths clear for people to walk. The blight was once confined to the main thoroughfare, but it has now spread to the pathways on the Rathcline Road and the footpath down from the Church to the Longford Road and back into the town. It was during last week that a lady brought to my attention of dog soiling on graves in Clonbonny. This is really the last straw and it is a shame on people that allow this happen and not clean up.

Please be respectful and ensure you clean up after your dog.

The other chestnut is the parking around the church and the Green area and the road down by the side of the church. Please ensure that you do not block the entrances to the Green. When you are parking there please bear in mind of an emergency service vehicle trying to get through. Also, keep the pathways coming down to the road clear as from time to time the end of the pathway is blocked and there is no access for people using wheelchairs. The roadway down at the side of the church should have only parking on one side as the emergency services cannot access the road with parking on both sides. Just leave the side next to Ferguson’s house clear down as far as their gate where the road widens. Thank you.

Sympathy

We would like to extend our deepest sympathy to Elaine and Junior Hannon and family, Meadowbrook, Ballyleague on the death of Elaine’s father Pat Dolan, Portrun, Roscommon on Friday last 18th May.

Locals out in the Championship

Roscommon begin their Championship campaign on Saturday and we would like to wish the Murtagh Brothers, Ciaran and Diarmuid, Ballyleague, the very best of luck on Saturday when Roscommon travel to Carrick on Shannon to play Leitrim in the Connacht Championship semi-final. The game will have a throw in time of 5.30pm.

On Sunday next Longford will open their Leinster Championship campaign when they will take on Meath. The game has a 3pm throw in and we would like to wish Denis Connerton and his team management and Shane Kenny, Shane Donohoe and Liam Connerton and their fellow panel members the very best of luck.

On Monday the county U20 team will take on Dublin again in Pearse Park. This game will have a 7pm throw in time. We would like to wish our representatives on the panel Iarla O’Sullivan and Cian Gilmore and the panel members the very best of luck.

We would encourage all our locals and supporters to go to Pearse Park and Páirc Seán Mac Diarmada to support both teams and hopefully we can have a triple success over the weekend.

The ongoing work stand in Pearse Park means that a good portion of the stand will be open for the game and if you wish to avail of a stand seat or a terrace ticket please make sure you purchase it in the county secretary’s office in Pearse Park as early as possible or on www.gaa.ie.

Another Great Weekend

Last weekend we had the Horse Fair and this past weekend we had two events happening. From Friday morning we had Motorhomes/Camper Vans descending on the car park for a weekend rally. Somewhere in the region of 4o plus filled the car park, the green area behind the hall and also the parking area at the small harbour. They brought great life and excitement to the town throughout the weekend.

All day Saturday the sound of motorbikes created a constant hum in the town as the passed through to Lisnacusha where on Saturday and Saturday night they held a rally at The Pier Rakish Paddy. By all accounts a great time was held by everyone.

It is great to see constant events happening in and around Lanesboro and hopefully many more will happen as we go in the summer months.

Midsummers Day with the Stars

The annual Midsummers day with the Stars will take place at Roscommon Racecourse on Sunday 24th June. Year on year this county music festival continues to grow and attracts an attendance from all parts of the country. It is a local festival and it is not too often we get talent such as those featuring so close to us and all on the one day. Featuring this year will be Nathan Carter, Robert Mizzell, Mike Denver, Patrick Feeney, Declan Nerney, Philomena Begley, Cliona Hagan, Johnny Brady and a host of other artists. The show will commence at 2pm and there will be free car parking. Admission is just €25, and tickets can be bought locally in O’Brien’s.

On Sunday night in the Abbey Hotel the Festival Dane will take place with Mike Denver and his Band will provide the music. Dancing from 9.30pm.

Golf Outing

The Lough Ree Golf Society will hold their second outing of 2018 in Mullingar Golf Club on Friday next 25th of May. The tee is booked for 10.30 am (note earlier time). The weather forecast for the week ahead is excellent and hopefully it will entice all golfers in the region to go along. The Lough Ree Golf Society always welcomes new members.

€12,000 Tidy Towns

The Lanesboro Tidy Towns Lottery draw took place on Tuesday morning last. There was no winner of the €11,900 jackpot and the jackpot will now rise to €12.000. The numbers drawn were 3, 22, 28 and 30. The winner of the €50 prize was Mike and Eileen Hanley, Cashelbeg and the three €20 prizes were won by Sarah Hopkins c/o Mags, Claire Mullen c/o Xlntee and Jay, Becky, and Leah Hanley, Corrigeen.

Fr Ted on Saturday week

Having dropped in to the Parish Hall during the weekend to see how the rehearsals for Fr Ted comes to Town were going I was pleasantly surprised to how good the sketch is going to be for anyone attending. It was really hilarious, and everyone is in for a treat when they go to the show on Saturday week 2nd June. The minor club are renowned for coming up with great evening out and there is no doubt this will be one of their best. The play has been written by local man Colin Fayne and this is Colin’s script writing debut. There is no doubt that you will enjoy your night out.

Tickets are now on sale and you can buy or book your tickets at O’Brien’s. Contact Martina at the shop or phone 3321107 or mobile 086-3858934. Parent discretion is advised for this play.

Would you like your play your part and help by sponsoring the night? If yes you should contact Sean Kenny 086-1081498 and he will happily discuss the event with you.

Club and Parish Outing

Rathcline GAA are running the inaugural Summer BBQ Social in Clarkes Bar on Saturday 9th June 2018. Great evening’s entertainment guaranteed with food and refreshments and music planned. The club will complete the draw for the Taylor Swift and Michael Bublé Croke Park Concerts on the evening along with the presentation of photograph of the Intermediate Championship presentation night in February.

The club is hosting this event as a thank you to all its friends and supporters and they are encouraging everyone to come along and enjoy the company of friends and neighbours. There will be no charge for the BBQ and they look forward to seeing a huge crowd turning up on the evening for a truly Rathcline parish and club evening.

There are still tickets available for the forthcoming draw and the club is appealing to patrons to come and take tickets for sale. This bumper draw has five fantastic prizes which appeal to the masses including 2x Premium Stand Tickets to Taylor Swift (2 Concerts) and 2 Premium Stand tickets to Michael Bublé in Croke Park. For our GAA lovers, tickets for both the Leinster Hurling and Football finals are up for grabs. Tickets for this great draw cost only €5 each. All are welcome for what we hope will be a fantastic evening.

Mini Marathon Bus

Pam Farrell is organising a bus to the Ladies Mini Marathon on Sunday 3rd June. Due to a -large number of enquiries there are only two seats left on the bus. To avail of one or both of those seats you should, without delay, contact Pam at 087 414 6987 after 6pm

Diary Date

The Blessing of Graves in the three graveyards in our parish will commence on Sunday 1st July in Rathcline, Lanesboro 8th July and Clonbonny 15th July. If you have family buried in any of the three cemeteries you are been given advanced notice to allow time to clean up your family grave.

It’s happening in Lanesboro Library

Bealtaine Festival
To celebrate Bealtaine Festival, Ballinalee author John Connell will visit the Library and read from his very successful book ‘The Cow Book’. This event will take place on Monday 21st May at 4pm.  All are welcome to attend.
Mindfulness with Paul Marsden
Lanesboro Library will host an evening of Mindfulness with Paul Marsden on Monday 21st May at 7pm. All are welcome to attend.
ESOL Class
ESOL Class continues every Tuesday at 7pm.
Babble & Books Parent & Toddler Group
Library will be closed on Wed 21st May.  Group continues next Wed 28th May.
Book Club
Book Club continues on Friday morning 25th May at 11am.
All welcome to come along and enjoy a chat and a cuppa!
Revised Opening Hours
Monday 2pm – 8pm, Tuesday 2pm – 6pm, Wed & Fri 10am – 1pm & 2pm – 5pm,
Sat 10am – 1pm.
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 www.longfordlibrary.ie<http://www.longfordlibrary.ie/>
Learn Mango

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Call to the library for your free library card & pin or further information.

Seeking a qualification in Tourism with Business

Tourism with Business QQI Levels 5 & 6 are now accepting applicants for September 2018 entry. These courses award 390 CAO points and are eligible for both SUSI grants and Back to Education Allowance. With Center Parcs opening in County Longford and Fáilte Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands campaign, tourism is set to be one of the main employers in the region. Students who complete level 5 & 6 can gain direct entry into year 2 of degree programmes in Athlone Institute of Technology. With the rising cost of student accommodation, it makes sense to start your degree locally in Longford College of Further Education. For details contact hjohnston.tcl@lwetb.ie or see our website to enrol on www.longfordcfe.com. Places limited.

50/50

The winning ticket drawn in Adie’s Bar for the Rathcline 50/50 was in the name of Mary Kenny, Cloontuskert. The winning envelope was worth €328 to Mary. We say heartiest congratulations to Mary and thank her for his support of our 50/50. The draw next week will take place in Rosie’s at the Lifebelt, Ballyleague.

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.

Your support is much appreciated.

Community Games Results

Then results of the Lanesboro Community Games held on Monday 7th May:

80m hurdles U14 Girls 1st Josie Myhill, 2nd Polly Myhill, 3rd Alice Johnston.

80m hurdles U14 Boys 1st Kieran O’Dowd, 2nd Conor Lyons. 60m hurdles

U10 Girls 1st Emma Feeney, 2nd Kate Malone, 3rd Saoirse Mimnagh, 4th Rioghna Chapman. 60m hurdles U10 Boys 1st Rian Hogan, 2nd John Farrell, 3rd Oisin Dillon.

60m U8 Boys 1st Tim Kenny, 2nd Josh Curran, 3rd Stephen Farrell, 4th Mikey Sorohan.

U8 Girls 1st Laura Rhatigan, 2nd Saoirse Feeney, 3rd Faye Hogan.

Long Jump U14 Boys 1st Kieran O’Dowd, 2nd Conor Lyons, 3rd Conor Farrell.

Long Jump U14 Girls 1st Alice Johnston, 2nd Josie Myhill, 3rd Polly Myhill.

80m U8 Boys 1st Tim Kenny, 2nd Josh Curran, 3rd Stephen Farrell, 4th Elliot Johnston.

80m U8 Girls 1st Laura Rhatigan, 2nd Saoirse Feeney, 3rd Saoirse Dillon 4th Faye Hogan.

100m U10 Boys Oisin Dillon 2nd John Farrell, 3rd Mikey Sorohan.

U10 Girls 1st Emma Feeney, 2nd Kate Malone, 3rd Rioghna Chapman, 4th Evie Malone.

100m U12 Boys 1st Cormac O’Dowd, 2nd Shane Gavigan, 3rd Fionn Crossan.

100m U12 Girls 1st Lily Hogan, 2nd Lucy Malone.

100m U14 Girls 1st Josie Myhill, 2nd Alice Johnston, 3rd Polly Myhill.

100m U14 Boys Conor Lyons, 2nd Kieran O’Dowd.

Fun Race U6 Boys 1st David Kenny, 2nd Joe Greally, 3rd Mark Hession, 4th Kayden Donlon. Fun Race U6 Girls 1st Nicole Keane, 2nd Alice Malone, 3rd Mairead Hanly, 4th Laoise Farrell. U16 Girls 1st Aoife Nolan, 2nd Caoilinn Flood, 3rd Orla Lyons, 4th Ella Hogan.

100m U16 Boys 1st Culainn Sheedy.

200m U10 Boys 1st Oisin Dillon,2nd Mikey Sorohan, 3rd John Farrell, 4th Dan Casey.

200m U10 Girls 1st Emma Feeney, 2nd Kate Malone,3rd Saoirse Mimnagh, 4th Evie Malone. 200m U16 Boys 1st Culainn Sheedy, 2nd Spencer Browne, 3rd Billy Russell.

200m U16 Girls 1st Aoife Nolan, 2nd Caoilinn Flood, 3rd Roisin Brennan, 4th Ella Hogan. Long Puck U14 Girls 1st Polly Myhill, 2nd Alice Johnston, 3rd Josie Myhill.

600m U12 Boys 1st Cormac O’Dowd, 2nd Shane Gavigan.

600m U12 Girls 1st Lucy Malone, 2nd Lily Hogan.

800m U14 Girls 1st Josie Myhill, 2nd Alice Johnston.

800m U14 Boys 1st Kieran O’Dowd.

1500m U16 Boys 1st Culainn Sheedy, 2nd Paddy Sheedy, 3rd Spencer Browne.

1500m U16 1st Girls Caoilinn Flood, 2nd Roisin Brennan, 3rd Aoife Nolan.

Ball Throw U12 Boys 1st Cormac O’Dowd, 2nd Mikey Sorohan, 3rd Shane Gavigan. Ball

Throw U12 Girls 1st Lucy Malone, 2nd Lily Hogan.

Long Puck U12 Girls 1st Lily Hogan.

Long Puck U12 Boys 1st Cormac O’Dowd, 2nd Mikey Sorohan, 3rd Shane Gavigan.

Shot Putt U14 Girls 1st Josie Myhill 2nd Alice Johnston, 3rd Polly Myhill.

Shot Putt U14 Boys 1st Kieran O’Dowd, 2nd Conor Farrell.

Discus U16 Boys 1st Culainn Sheedy, 2nd Billy Russell, 3rd Paddy Sheedy, 4th Spencer Browne.

Discus U16 Girls 1st Caoilinn Flood, 2nd Aoife Nolan, 3rd Roisin Brennan.

Rathcline GAA

Good Luck: It will be a busy time over the coming Sunday and Monday. On Sunday next Longford will open their Leinster Championship campaign when they will take on Meath. The game has a 3pm throw in and we would like to wish Denis Connerton and his team management and Shane Kenny, Shane Donohoe and Liam Connerton and their fellow panel members the very best of luck.

On Monday the county U20 team will take on Dublin again in Pearse Park. This game will have a 7pm throw in time. We would like to wish our representatives on the panel Iarla O’Sullivan and Cian Gilmore and the panel members the very best of luck.

We would encourage all our locals and supporters to go to Pearse Park and support both teams and hopefully we can have a double success.

The ongoing work stand in Pearse Park means that a good portion of the stand will be open for the game and if you wish to avail of a stand seat or a terrace ticket please make sure you purchase it in the county secretary’s office in Pearse Park as early as possible or on www.gaa.ie.

The club would like to wish the Murtagh Brothers the very best of luck on Saturday when Roscommon travel to Carrick on Shannon to play Leitrim in the Connacht semi-final. The game will have a throw in time of 5.30pm.

Galway Races: The club has confirmed the club’s annual Race Day for Monday 30th July. This is a jewel in the club’s activities each year with the day being very special for all. With limited places available the club would advise early booking for this magnificent day. Tickets cost €120 per person and it is real value for money for all you receive on the day

Premium Ticket Monster Summer Draw: Rathcline have just launched a Summer Draw for 5 of the next big events in Croke Park. This is a fabulous draw with the opportunity to win Premium tickets for those major events. The prizes are 1st prize 2 Premium Stand tickets for the Taylor Swift concert on Friday 15th June, 2nd prize 2 Premium Stand tickets for the Taylor Swift concert on Saturday 16th June, 3rd prize 2 Premium Stand tickets for the Michael Bublé, 4th 2 Premium Stand tickets for the Leinster Football Final 24th June. 5th prize 2 Premium Stand tickets for the Leinster Hurling Final 1st July.

Tickets are priced at only €5.

The draw will take place at a club night for the whole parish in Clarke’s Bar on Saturday 9th June. The night will include a Barbeque and music with all kicking off at 7pm.

50/50:

The winning ticket drawn in Adie’s Bar for the Rathcline 50/50 was in the name of Mary Kenny, Cloontuskert. The winning envelope was worth €328 to Mary. We say heartiest congratulations to Mary and thank her for his support of our 50/50. The draw next week will take place in Rosie’s at the Lifebelt, Ballyleague.

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.

Your support is much appreciated.

Shannon Gaels Minor Club

Having dropped in to the Parish Hall during the weekend to see how the rehearsals for Fr Ted comes to Town were going I was pleasantly surprised to how good the sketch is going to be for anyone attending. It was really hilarious, and everyone is in for a treat when they go to the show on Saturday week 2nd June. The minor club are renowned for coming up with great evening out and there is no doubt this will be one of their best. The play has been written by local man Colin Fayne and this is Colin’s script writing debut. There is no doubt that you will enjoy your night out.

Tickets are now on sale and you can buy or book your tickets at O’Brien’s. Contact Martina at the shop or phone 3321107 or mobile 086-3858934. Parent discretion is advised for this play.

Would you like your play your part and help by sponsoring the night? If yes you should contact Sean Kenny 086-1081498 and he will happily discuss the event with you.

St. Faithleach’s GAA

Junior League: The D4 league game against Padraig Pearses takes place in Ballyleague on Sunday 27th at 2pm.

U16 League Semi Final: The rescheduled U16 D3 league semi-final takes place in O’Rourke Park against Castlerea on Friday 25th at 7:30pm.

U12 League Semi Final: Well done to the u12 team who won against St Barry’s last week which secured their league semi-final place on Mon. Team: Sam Glennon, Darragh Creedon, Jack Casey, Sean O’Halloran, Jamie Betts, Christian Donlon, Joey Trimble, Craig Glennon, Óisin Mc Dermott, Antony Cox, David Cox, Nathan McCloat, Billy Murray. They now play St. Croan’s in Ballyleague on Mon 21st at 7pm, your support is appreciated

Best of luck: To the Roscommon team, management and club reps Ciaran Murtagh and Diarmuid Murtagh as they take on Leitrim in the Connacht Championship on Saturday next.

Clothing Collection: St. Faithleach’s GAA are holding a clothing collection on June 5th, any unwanted items of clothing can be brought to the old dressing rooms on club grounds. All money raised goes to supporting our mentors at our annual Fit Kid Camp.

Cards: Take place every Tuesday evening in the clubhouse, last week’s winners; Pat Joe and Tim, second, Tom and Brendan, last game Kevin and Padraig.

 

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