Lanesboro Ballyleague notes Monday 28th May 2018

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Lanesboro Ballyleague Notes

 

50 years ago

On the RTÉ website, sports section, local girl RTÉ sports journalist Sinead Farrell, daughter of Fintan and Mary Farrell, Rathcline had a wonderful article on the success of Longford in the Leinster Championship 50 years ago. It was a tremendous read, it brought back many memories and I am sure it will for all the Longford people that were there on the day to celebrate the historic the first Leinster Senior Championship to come to Longford. I am sure it will also create a hunger for anyone that reads this article to see Longford back in the big time once again.

Sinead captured the atmosphere of the time greatly and her interviews with Seamus Flynn, The Green, Jackie Devine, Edgeworthstown and Cashel man Tim Donlon, were great. It was fitting that the article should have appeared on a day when Longford once again rose to the occasion and after 30 years are back into a Leinster semi-final on Sunday 10th June when they will take on Dublin in Croke Park. We look forward to seeing Longford back in the big time for a long time to come giving the most loyal of supporters reasons to be confident and full of expectation. Well done Sinead on a great article.

Social Services Whist

The monthly Whist Drive in aid of Lanesboro Social Services will take place on Friday next 1st May in St. Mary’s Parish Hall. There is still a tremendous demand on the work of our local Social services and we would encourage all card players to come along on Friday night and have a great night of card playing as well as supporting the fabulous work this committee continues to do. As usual refreshments will be served. If you are not a card player and would like to contribute you should put your contribution into an envelope and leave it into Tom Nohilly, Loretta Gallagher, Breda Moran or O’Brien’s shop.

All-Ireland Silver Medal Winners

Congratulations to our local Community Games team, whom competed at the National Finals last weekend in Limerick. They performed brilliantly when winning a silver medal. The team was managed by Brid Gordon and team members were Callum Gordon, Conor Lyons, Aileen Gordon and Ciara Merriman.

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.

Championship Weekend

Last weekend was another fabulous weekend for all the football supporters in both Roscommon and Longford.

It all kicked off on Saturday when Roscommon travelled to Carrick on Shannon to take on Leitrim in the Connacht semi-final. The two local Ballyleague and St. Faithleach’s players were the tormentors in chief of the Leitrim defence. Roscommon won on a scoreline of 0-24 to Leitrim’s 0-10. Roscommon will now play the winners of the Sligo versus Galway game to be played next Sunday in Pearse Stadium at 3.30pm. The Connacht Final is due to be played in Hyde Park Roscommon on Sunday 17th June at 4pm.

Although being underdogs Longford welcomed Meath to Pearse Park on Sunday for their Leinster Quarter-Final game. Pearse Park had opened part of their stand for this game and the stadium was almost filled to the allowed capacity for what was expected to be a tight game. Tight the game was, and, in the end, Longford ended up 0-16 to Meath’s 0-14 and a place in the semi-final against Dublin in Croke Park. There is a lot of local involvement in all aspects of the team with Denis Connerton team manager, players Shane Donohoe, Liam Connerton, and Shane Kenny, goalkeeper coach Tommy Farrell and performance analyst Cian O’Brien. The semi-final against Dublin will take place as part of a semi-final double header in Croke Park on Sunday 10th June at 4pm.

Engagement

Many congratulations to Gabriel Duffy, son of Joe and Phyllis Duffy, Church View and Nadeika Nickelson, daughter of John and Judy Nickelson, Geelong, Australia who announce their engagement recently.

Lough Ree Golfing Society

The second outing of 2018 took place in Mullingar Golf Club last Friday May 25th a very historical day with the Referendum taking place the same day. Once again, the Society was again blessed with a beautiful day for golf, while the scoring was not as good as Longford, some impressive scores came in. Lough Ree Golfing Society was delighted to welcome some new members and they look forward to welcoming anyone who wishes to come along and joining the Society for the rest of the year. The next outing is to Roscommon Golf Club on June 15th at 11011am. Roscommon is Captain Jackie Mc Donnell’s day out and members are encouraged to bring friends along to support Jackie. The results from Mullingar are; 1st Liam Rosemond 35pts, 2nd Ollie Killeen 30pts and 3rd Mick Tracy 29pts. Three players finished on 29 pts Mick was best on countback. Mick Healy and Frank Costello shared best front nine as they could not be separated on countback, Gay Clarke won the back nine.

The Ladies results are; 1st Ronnie Clarke and 2nd Bernie Taylor

Death

There was widespread sadness, in the Rathcline and Cashel parishes, when it was learned on Saturday 19th May of the death at his home in Carrowstrawley of Jimmy Casey. Jimmy passed away just six weeks after his wife Carmel and was predeceased by his daughter Elizabeth. Where would you begin to recount the impression, Jimmy left on both communities of Cashel and Rathcline and indeed much further afield. Jimmy and his late wife Carmel were always to be seen together and as in life both rest beside each other after 6 weeks of being apart. Jimmy was a footballer, teacher, writer and poet and each he excelled in. Football was played with his native Cashel where he was a respected and excellent footballer. When he retired from teaching he had imparted his genial nature and great aptitude for learning to many students through all his postings as a national school teacher. Writing was a passion for Jimmy and he conspired with John Casey and the late Sean Cahill for many books along with the publications he done on his own. His book on the islands of Lough Ree was and will remain a masterpiece. All his work was detailed with exactness as was his wont. His poetry came as part of the Lanesboro Writers group where he was a leading member. Jimmy was a warm and personable man and it was always a joy to be in his company. He was dedicated to his religion and was a daily communicant. In and around our community Jimmy will be sadly missed as well as in further places. We will always remember Jimmy Casey in his many guises and be grateful for his wonderful time in our midst. His passing is our great loss.

The attendance at the reposing of his remains at his home in Carrowstrawley and again at his Funeral Mass bore ample testimony to the esteem in which he was held. Jimmy reposed at his residence on Monday last and was removed to St. Mary’s Church for his Requiem Mass, burial took place following Mass to Rathcline Cemetery where he was laid to rest alongside his wife Carmel. To his son James, daughters Caitríona and Ciara, relatives and a multitude of friends we extend our deepest sympathy.

Engagement

We would like to extend heartiest congratulations to Stephanie Breslin daughter of Paddy and Ann Breslin, Cloontuskert and Lorenz Weeth son of Christian and Schacki Weeth, Dahlienweg, Kirchheim unter Teck, Germany who announced their engagement recently.

Annual Honda 50 Run

Do you own a Honda 50? Would you like to take part in the annual Honda 50 Run on Sunday 10th June? The annual Honda 50 Run will commence from St. Mary’s parish Hall on Sunday 10th June at 12.30pm. Registration will take place in the hall from 10.30am. This is always a great day traveling with fellow Honda 50 enthusiasts. For spectators it is always a sight to behold seeing the large number of bikes passing. Come along and have a very enjoyable day. For further details contact Jimmy 087-2289468

€12,100 Tidy Towns

The Lanesboro Tidy Towns Lottery draw took place on Tuesday morning last. There was no winner of the €12,000 jackpot and the jackpot will now rise to €12,100. The numbers drawn were 3, 10, 20 and 27. The winner of the €50 prize was Bernie Hanley, c/o Mags Hair Salon, and the three €20 prizes were won by Paul Mullen c/o Xlntee Hair Salon, Pat Kilcoyne Barnacor and Marian Regan Rockwood.

Fr Ted on Saturday night

What we have all been waiting for has finally arrived! Fr Ted Comes to Town the play will take to the stage. It is a really hilarious production, and everyone is in for a treat when they go to the show on Saturday next 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.

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

Knitting & Crochet Group
Knitting & Crochet Group continues on Monday 11th June 2-4pm.
Poetry & Music Group
‘Poetry and Music’ group will continue at Lanesboro Library on Monday 11th June from 4.15pm to 5.30pm.  All are welcome to come along and join in!
ESOL Class
ESOL Class continues every Tuesday at 7pm.
Babble & Books Parent & Toddler Group
The group will continue every Wednesday morning at 10.30am. All welcome!
June Bank Holiday
Library will be closed on Bank Holiday Monday 4th June.  Library will reopen on Tuesday 5th June at 2pm.
Book Club
Book Club will continue on Friday 29th June at 11am.  Come along for a chat and a cuppa. All welcome!
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 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.

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 the Pier Rakish Paddy, Lisnacusha for the Rathcline 50/50 draw was won for the third time in recent months by Tom Ginty who resides in Canada. The winning envelope last week was worth €278 to Tom. We say heartiest congratulations to Tom and thank her for his support of our 50/50. The draw next week will take place in Rosie’s at the Lifebelt, Ballyleague. Tom is a yearly subscriber to the club 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. 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.

Siamsa

An Irish Language Summer Course (SIAMSA!) will take place from Monday 9th July to Friday 13th July in Gaelscoil Longfoirt.  The course will take place from 9.30am to 3.00pm each day and will cater for students from First Class to Sixth Class.  Further information and applications forms available by contacting 087-2642665.

Pilgrimage to Lough Derg

A one-day pilgrimage to Lough Derg will take place on Sunday 19th August. The bus will leave Kenagh at 6.40pm and its route will take it through Derryhaun, Ballyleague, Scramogue and Rooskey. For any enquiries you are asked to contact Mary at 043-3321969.

Rathcline GAA

Good Luck: We would like to wish Kevin Sorohan and his team mates the very best of luck when they take on Cavan in the Leinster Junior semi-final on Thursday next in Pearse Park at 7pm. We would encourage anyone that has a free hour or in the vicinity to go in and support Kevin and his team mates.

Wonderful Win: There are many reasons to be proud of the achievements of the Longford senior team and it is fabulous that so many from the club are playing their part in this success We congratulate Denis Connerton team manager, players Shane Donohoe, Liam Connerton, and Shane Kenny, goalkeeper coach Tommy Farrell and performance analyst Cian O’Brien on all of their roles in getting Longford to the Leinster semi-final for the first time in 30 years. The semi-final against Dublin will take place as part of a semi-final double header in Croke Park on Sunday 10th June at 4pm.

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

What we have all been waiting for has finally arrived! Fr Ted Comes to Town the play will take to the stage. It is a really hilarious production, and everyone is in for a treat when they go to the show on Saturday next 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

County Cup: St. Faithleach’s play St. Dominic’s in the All-County Cup on Sunday June 3rd at 2pm.

Junior League: The D4 League match against Padraig Pearses was held in Ballyleague on Sunday afternoon. Result: St. Faithleach’s 2-8 Padraig Pearses 6-8.

U16 League: The U16 league semi-final against Castlerea took place on Friday evening last and resulted in a draw, the replay was played on Sunday evening in Ballyleague. Result: St. Faithleach’s 3-18 Castlerea 5-8. Team Kevin McDonagh, David Kilcoyne, Eoin Kelly, Mark Cox, Aaron Glennon, John Pheilm O’Reilly, Richard Klava, Cian Glennon, Jack Murray, Mark Silva, Lee Kilcoyne, Connor Betts, Jack Tucker, Francis Dunne, Jason O’Connor, Connor Gannon. Final against Eire Og will now take place on Wednesday evening (T.B.C). Best of luck to the team and management.

U14 League: Well done to our U14 team who after beating Castlerea in the Shield Semi Final are now through to the final on Bank Holiday Monday. Result: St. Faithleach’s 3-14 Castlerea 2-8.

U14 Girls League: Hard luck to our U14 girls who lost to St. Michael’s on Wednesday evening last. Result: St. Faithleach’s 2-5 St. Michael’s 3-12. Next game against Four Roads on Wednesday 30th.

Best of luck to Roscommon U20 team and management and to club reps Darren Nerney and Daniel Foley as they start their campaign on Saturday evening against Sligo.

Well done to Michael Farrell (Ballagh National School) who played in the Cumann Na mBunscol exhibition game at half time in the Roscommon v Leitrim game on Saturday evening.

Congratulations to the Roscommon team, management and club reps Ciaran and Diarmuid Murtagh who after their win over Leitrim are through to the Connacht Final.

Clothing Collection: Takes place on Tue 5th of June. All unwanted items of clothing can be brought to the old dressing rooms by Monday 4th.

Community Games: Roscommon Community Games track and field finals take place on club grounds on Sunday 3rd June. Best of luck to all our representatives from Kilgefin parish.

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

 

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