Lanesboro Ballyleague notes Monday 30th July 2018

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Lanesboro Ballyleague Notes

 

 

Lough Ree Monster Festival

The Lough Ree Monster Festival will take place this year from Friday 10th to Sunday 12th August.

This year there is an added attraction of the Monster Jiving Champion. Jiving will take place on Sunday night with €300 in prizes. It promises to be a memorable night

The Festival will commence on with a special event organised by the local and county library for which we are very grateful and delighted to have them onboard. Coinciding with the Lough Ree Monster Festival, Lanesboro Library will host an evening of entertainment on Thursday 9th August at 7pm. We are very excited to welcome author Jack Harte back to his old stomping ground. Jack will read from his most recent publication Rehabilitating the Serpent. Also, on the night we will have some music and light refreshments.
This is a night not to be missed!
Friday evening 10th The events Lough Ree Monster Festival will commence with the Kiddies Disco in the Big Red Barn. At 9.30pm the Lough Ree Monster will emerge from Lough Ree to moor along the Shannon banks for the weekend. The late-night music will commence at 11pm with DJ Martin who will provide music for the 80’s Disco.

Saturday 11th We will welcome back the superstar of Irish and Country Music Mike Denver who will perform on stage from 11am to 1pm. Look out for other events during the day.

Sunday 12th We will have kiddie’s fun in the Big Red Barn in the afternoon. At 9.30pm we will have the departure of the Monster and his departure will be accompanied by a firework display. Sunday night dancing will finish our weekend with music by the Conquerors and the announcement of the Lough Ree Monster Jiving Champions.

The famous Murray Amusements will be onsite all weekend adding greatly to the atmosphere.

The entire weekend will take place in the Big Red Barn and the Barn is licenced to sell alcohol.

Sympathy

We would like to extend our deepest sympathy to Geraldine and Tom Gavigan, Lough Bonnagh, on the death of Geraldine’s mother Mrs. Maureen Mc Guinness, Ballynacargy, Co. Westmeath on Saturday last.

Annual Charity Swim

The Annual Charity Swim organised by the Lough Ree Triathlon club will take place on Monday 6th August in aid of both the Longford Hospice and Palliative Care and the Roscommon/Mayo Hospice. The swim will star at 2pm and it will be over the Ironman swim distance of 3.9km. The swim will be from the Bord na Mona bridge at Kilnacarrow to the bridge in Lanesboro. Sponsorship cards are available from Niall Mulvihill phone 086 3179745 or a minimum donation of €30 on the day.

Connacht Rugby

Cutting his teeth with Connacht Rugby is local lad Jack Tucker from Mountcashel, who started as tight head prop for the Connacht U17’s Rugby team, in their recent game in the Sportsground in Galway against the touring USA U17 team. Jack plays his club rugby with Creggs Rugby Club.

Sympathy

We would like to extend our deepest sympathy to the family and friends of the late Michael Shiel who passed away in London on Friday 6th July. Michael was formerly a native of Portnahinch. His Funeral Mass was celebrated in the Church of the Holy Rosary, Ballyleague afterwards he was laid to rest in Kilteevan Cemetery

Lough Ree 2000 Bridge

The results of the competition held on Monday last 23rd July are: N/s 1st Mona O Flaherty and Mary Fallon, 2nd Anne Delaney and Anne Fallon and 3rd Joan Donnellan & JJ Donlon E/W 1st Margaret O Dowd and Elsie Maxwell, 2nd Martha Byrne and Una Clarke and 3rd Mary Jameson and Goretti Kenny.

Kayak Camp        

The last kids Kayak Camp before the return to school will take place from Monday 13th to Thursday 16th August. The camp will take place from 10am to 1pm each day. All gear except for wetsuits will be provided – old shorts and top will do. The camp is for young people aged between 10 and 17 years and the cost for the camp is €60.  For further information and bookings, you should phone 087-29 777 69.

Mass and Blessing of the Graves

On Sunday 12th August there will be Mass and Blessing of the Graves at 6pm in Cloontuskert Cemetery. The annual collection for maintenance of the graveyard will also take place.

Leaders Sought

Foróige are seeking Leaders for the Lanesboro Foróige group. If you are willing to become a Leader you are asked to contact Jim 086 9672920 or email james.maher@foroige.ie

Students

Strokestown Gold Club invites you to their club for a two-Day Golf Summer Camp on Wednesday 15th and Thursday 16th August.

Ages 8 to 12 will take place at 1-am while 12 and older will be at 11am.The fee is €20 per child and the tuition is for both girls and boys. Tuition will be by registered professional. If you are interested contact Martin Crinigan 087 9125996 or Margaret Walsh 087 2984994.

Defence Forces Celebrate

While watching the pre-match of the All-Ireland Hurling semi-final on Saturday last banners were brought on to the field celebrating 60 years of the Irish Defence Forces successful missions with United Nations. It brought to mind all of the local men and women that I know that have served with the Irish Defence Forces and I am sure it reminds you too of all that you know that have worn the blue helmet of the UN with pride. On all our behalf I would like to acknowledge all the tremendous service of our local men and women with the UN.

Ireland now holds the proud distinction of the longest unbroken service of any peacekeeping nation in the world, with close to 70,000 individual tours of duty completed by the men and women of the Defence Forces.

Rathcline out on Sunday

Rathcline will once again travel to Newtowncashel on Sunday next 5th August for the top of the table clash in the Intermediate Championship against Grattan Óg. The game will throw in at 6.30pm and it is hoped that once again a big number of supporters will travel to Cashel to support the team.

Best of Luck

The very best of luck to Sharon Rooney, daughter of Joe and Mary Rooney, Rathcline, who will open her new business as a Home Nursery Childminder with availability from Monday 27th August. Sharon will be receiving expert backup from her mother Mary who has successfully ran a Nursery Childminding service for many years. For further enquiries you are asked to contact Sharon at 086-0329814.

Town App Up and Running

The TownApp is now up and running and completely functional. The TownApp Administrator is Francis Clyne and he can be reached on 043 332 1734 or on lanesboroughapp@gmail.com to add on or change any details on the app.

Lanesborough Gun Club

The AGM to be held on Friday 11th Aug at 9pm sharp in Adie’s meeting room. All members are asked to attend.

Subscriptions for the upcoming season are now due. Please contact a member of the committee to arrange payment.

€13,000 Tidy Towns

The Lanesboro Tidy Towns Lottery draw took place on Tuesday morning last. There was no winner of the €12,900 jackpot and the jackpot, for this week, will now rise to €13,000. The numbers drawn were 1, 4,5 and 19. The winner of the €50 prize was Wui Phen Luh, Main Street, and the three €20 prizes winners were Hughie Smyth, Main Street, Padraig Murray, Cloontuskert, and Conor Casey, Rathcline Road.

The committee thanks you for your ongoing support.

  1. Please note that winners can collect their winning cheques in the Co-Op office only every Friday from 9am.

This week’s Library events

Poetry & Music Group
‘Poetry and Music’ group will continue on Monday 13th August at 4pm.
All are welcome to come along and join in!
Heritage Week
At our Poetry & Music group meeting on Monday 27th August, to coincide with Heritage Week, local historian John Casey will regale us with Local Folklore & Historical Stories.  Come along, enjoy a cuppa and a few tales!
Lanesboro Library at 4pm – all welcome!
Babble & Books Parent & Toddler Group
The group will continue every Wednesday morning at 10.30am. All welcome to come along and interact with other children ages 0-4 yrs., play with our Lego table/building blocks, toy box, colouring tables and hear a story or two!
Saturday Morning Family Fun at the Library
During July & August, we will have a Family Fun Morning each Saturday 10am – 12noon in the library.  There will be Craft Table, Retro Games Table, Jigsaws, Dress-up Box, Lego Table and Colouring Tables.
No booking is required – just drop in and join in the fun!
Storytelling at the Library
We have a very special event at the Library on Wednesday 8th August at 3pm.  Gerry Donlon of Bards Aloud will return with some children’s tales and mythology for children of all ages!  Contact the library to book your place on 0433321291 or email lanesborolibrary@longfordcoco.ie
Lough Ree Monster Festival Arts Evening
To coincide with the Lough Ree Monster Festival, Lanesboro Library will host an evening of entertainment on Thursday 9th August at 7pm.
We are very excited to welcome author Jack Harte back to his old stomping ground.  Jack will read from his most recent publication Rehabilitating the Serpent.
Also on the night we will have some music and light refreshments.
A night not to be missed!
Summer Stars at Lanesboro Library
Summer Stars reading programme is running in Lanesboro Library from July 1st to August 31st.  Each child who registers will join in the fun of reading lots of exciting books during the Summer.  Children will receive their own Summer Stars Reading Card to record their progress and fun rewards will be provided along the way!
Pick up your Summer Star Reading Card at the Library!
Competitions at the Library
Library is running a ‘Book Review’ competition and ‘Create your own Story’ competitions this Summer.  There will be a special prize for 1st place!
Pick up your entry form at the library.
Explore Longford Photo Competition for children 6-12yrs.
Longford Tourism in conjunction with Longford Libraries.  Email a high quality photo of a scene/attraction/town/village in Co. Longford.
The competition will run from July 1st –August 31st.
Entry email: photocompetitions@longfordcoco.ie<mailto:photocompetitions@longfordcoco.ie>
Winning photos 1st,2nd,3rd will have their photo published on Visit Longford postcard.
Please note photo entries may be used for promotional purposes.
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.

Healthcare Monitoring in Your Home 

Shannonside Digital Skills are putting together a new plan for a pilot scheme in the Lanesborough Ballyleague area in the coming months.

The scheme will allow 20 people who suffer from diabetes, high blood pressure, COPD or other chronic illness to decide themselves to have their critical daily medical readings monitored by the use of new technology in the comfort of their own home through the use of broadband. These readings will then be monitored in conjunction with a specialised nurse service so that any healthcare readings of concern will be brought to the attention of the person immediately and action proposed.

This pilot project is now only at developmental stage. Participation will be purely on a voluntary basis for each person (10 from Ballyleague and 10 from Lanesborough) and each person who volunteers must firstly fill out a questionnaire and consult with their own GP.

This is the first pilot of its kind in the republic of Ireland and to find our more information please contact Debbie at (086) 223 0971 or Adrian at 04333 21734

The pilot will not start until the initial questionnaire has been successfully completed by all 20 people.

To seek a questionnaire please e mail:  shannonsiderenewal@gmail.com

Information Evening

On Monday 13th August 2018 in Longford Rugby from 4pm to 7pm there will be an Information Evening for School Leavers/Back to Education/People with Learning Difficulties and Mature Part Time Students. The aim of the evening is to provide students and their parents with the necessary information and support they will need after receiving their Leaving Certificate results. Minister for Higher Education, Mary Mitchell O’Connor will be in attendance, along with other guest speakers who will be available to answer any questions.

Bookings for 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.

50/50

Carmel and Tommy O’Donoghue were the names on the winning ticket drawn for the Rathcline 50/50 on Monday night last. The winning envelope was worth €262. We would like to extend heartiest congratulations to Tommy and Carmel on her great win and thank them for their continued support of the 50/50

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. 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.

Sympathy

We would like to extend our deepest sympathy to Mrs Nancy Kelly, Cloontuskert on the death of her son in law, her daughter Mary on the death of her husband John Francis Yorke and the extended Kelly family at this sad time for their family.

Blood Donation Clinic

If you missed the opportunity to donate blood in Longford at the Irish Blood Transfusion Service in the Longford Arms Hotel then you have the opportunity once again in the Abbey Hotel Roscommon on Tuesday 21st, Wednesday 22nd and Thursday 23rd August.

Blood donations during holiday time decreases and it is very important that blood donations rise at this time of the year such is the increased demands for blood for so many reasons especially the amount of accidents that occour.

Bookings for 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.

Calling All School Leavers and Back to Education – The Next Step

On 13th August 2018 in Longford Rugby from 4pm to 7pm I am holding an Information Evening for School Leavers/Back to Education/People with Learning Difficulties and Mature Part Time Students.  The aim of the evening is to provide students and their parents with the necessary information they will need after receiving their Leaving Certificate results. This will be a one stop shop for questions and queries students have on grant applications, student loans, car loans, childcare options for back to education students, alternative options to 3rd level colleges and information on springboard courses, apprenticeships, coping strategies for adjusting to college and lots more.  I am delighted to be able to announce that the Minister for Higher Education, Mary Mitchell O’Connor will be in attendance, along with other guest speakers who will be available the purpose of this evening is to ensure that students and their parents feel supported in the next phase of their lives.  If you require any additional information, please do not hesitate to contact Cllr Micheál Carrigy’s office on 0433362111.

Further Education Centre

Places available on our QQI Accredited Course. Modules include: Digital Media, Communications, Computer Applications, Work Experience, Workplace Safety, Teamworking, Bookkeeping, Payroll, Information Technology and Mathematics. Duration: 48 Weeks / Full Time / Continuous Intake Hours: Mon – Thurs 9.00am – 4.30pm, Fri 9.00am – 1.15pm
Contact your Local Social Welfare Office or call us at the Centre on 071 96 34935.
Check out our Facebook page for more information
Our centre caters for people in the Lanesboro/Ballyleague areas, this is free course available to those on a social welfare payment. We offer QQI Levels 3, 4 and 5, suitable for all needs and abilities.

Rathcline GAA.

Championship:

Next Sunday evening we travel to Cashel to play Grattan’s in the third round of the Intermediate Championship at 6.30pm. A win in this game for us would virtually assure us of a place in the semi-final. The game will be by no means easy as Grattan’s are sitting at the top of the table alongside ourselves and we have to play to our full potential. This top of the table clash is sure to attract a great club support and we wish the team management and players the best of luck.

50/50

Carmel and Tommy O’Donoghue were the names on the winning ticket drawn for the Rathcline 50/50 on Monday night last. The winning envelope was worth €262. We would like to extend heartiest congratulations to Tommy and Carmel on her great win and thank them for their continued support of the 50/50. It was an opportune time for Tommy and Carmel to win as they celebrated their 39th Wedding Anniversary at the weekend.

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. 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.

Minor Championship

To date our minor team has been playing very well in the Minor Championship. As I write we have two hugely important games coming up one against Carrick Sarsfields this evening (Monday) in Clonbonny and on Monday next in Dromard where they will play St. Francis in games that can define our Minor Championship prospects.

We wish the lads the very best of luck.

U-14

The U-14 team will play Southern Gaels tomorrow Tuesday in Clonbonny in final game of the group section. Unfortunately, we will not be in position to qualify for the final stages despite some very promising performances and hopefully they can go out with a win.

U-12

Our U-12 team will play Northern Gaels in Clonbonny on Thursday next at 7pm. If you are free why not go out and support the youngest of our footballers.

St. Faithleach’s GAA

O’Rourke Cup: St. Faithleach’s played Roscommon Gaels in Ballyleague in Sunday afternoon. Result: St. Faithleach’s 4-15 Roscommon Gaels 2-11. Team: Michael O’Donnell, Mark Gill, Adrian Murtagh, Declan McCormack, David Harrison (0-2), Connell Connelly, Cathal Gunn, Brian Murtagh (1-1), Darren Nerney, Jonathon Hussey (1-2), Daniel Foley, David Rooney, Jordan Donlon (1-3), Colm Mangan (0-1), Darragh Hussey (1-5).

Substitution(s): Padraig Shanley (0-1), Ben Hussey & James Quigley.

Junior Ladies Championship: The ladies played their second-round game on Sunday against St. Barry’s. Result: St. Faithleach’s 1-10 St. Barry’s 2-14. Team: Marie Kelly, Qona Cox, Aisling Ormsby, Jennifer Brennan, Emma Kenny, Sarah Hoare, Kate McPhilips, Sarah Scally, Ellen Irwin, Keeley Byrne, Joan Geoghegan, Jillian Banahan, Amy Curley, Emma Donlon, Leona Hoard. Subs Ellen Hegerty, Aisling Lannon, Fidelma Fallon.

Minor Ladies Championship:  The girls start their championship campaign on Thursday against Clann na Gael.

U16 Boys Championship: St. Faithleach’s played against Kilglass/St. Barry’s on Sunday morning. Result: St. Faithleach’s 4-6 Kilglass / St. Barry’s 2-11. Team: Darragh Walsh, Eoin Kelly, Mark Silva, John P O’Reilly, Cian Glennon, Jason O’Connor, Richard Klava, Jack Tucker, Lee Kilcoyne, Connor Gannon, Jack Murray, Connor Betts, Francis Dunne.

U14 Girls Championship: The girls played Elphin in round two and were unfortunately beaten by a point. Next game takes place against St. Michael’s in Ballyleague on Sunday at 6pm.

Pedal Power Cinema: St Faithleach’s Minor Club fundraiser takes place in Ballyleague Hall on Friday 3rd at 7pm, this unique event will see teams of cyclists consisting of players, parents and supporters pedal in unison to power the film “Boss Baby”. The event promises to be a great evening’s entertainment for all the family and sponsor cards are available from all team managers. Your support is appreciated.

Condolences: The club would like to express its sympathy to Mary York and the Kelly family, Cloontuskert on the death of Mary’s husband John Francis York. May he rest in peace.

Card’s: Take place every Tuesday evening in the clubhouse. Last week’s winners; Mick and Kay, second Jim and Kitty, last game Pat and Tommy.

St. Faithleach’s GAA

Junior League: St. Faithleach’s played St. Dominic’s on Friday in round seven of the league. Result: St. Faithleach’s 1-12 St. Dominic’s 0-12. Team: Michael O’Donnell, Mark Gill, Jack Irwin, Ian Trautt, Kevin Trautt, Adrian Murtagh, Ruairí Trimble, Declan McCormack, Mikey Cox, Ben Hussey, Jonathon Hussey, Henry Kenny, Padraig Shanley, Colm Mangan, Derek Murray. Substitution(s)Mike-Frank O’Grady, Jerome Kelly, Fintan McCormack and Alan Brehon.

U16 Boys Championship: Ballyleague was the venue for the meeting of Castlerea and St. Faithleach’s on Sunday morning. Result: St. Faithleach’s 4-16 Castlerea 5-16. Team: Kevin McDonagh, Eoin Kelly, David Kilcoyne, John P. O’Reilly, Aaron Glennon, Mark Cox, Cian Glennon, Richard Klava, Lee Kilcoyne, Mark Silva, Jack Murray, Connor Betts, Jack Tucker, Mikey O’Brien, Francis Dunne, Darragh Walsh.

U14 Girls Championship: Round three of the championship took place on Sunday against St. Michael’s. Result: St. Faithleach’s 3-9 St Michael’s 8-2. Team: Katie Ryan, Rachel Kilcoyne, Kelly Lackey, Eimear Flynn, Louisa Cox, Katie Rohan, Lynsey Gibbons, Lucy Malone, Katie Murray, Amy Casey, Melonie Banahan, Hannah Burke.

Pedal Power Cinema: On Friday 3rd August the Minor Club fundraiser takes place in Ballyleague Hall at 7pm. Pedal Power cinema sees teams of cyclists consisting of players, parents and supporters pedal in unison to power the film “Boss Baby”. – this unique event promises to be a great evening’s entertainment for all the family and is the major fundraiser for all our underage teams, your support is very much appreciated.

Condolences: The club would like to express it’s sympathy to the Irwin family on the death of Michael Shiel, London and formerly of Portnahinch, Lanesboro. May he rest in peace.

Lotto: Jackpot stands at €12,000. Last week’s €20 winners; John O’Donnell, Dan and Bridie Cox, Harry O’Donnell, Natasha Comiskey Hoare, Fintan McCormack. Numbers drawn: 17, 18, 23, 28. Envelopes are €2 and available in all local retailers.

Cards: Take place every Tuesday evening in the clubhouse.

 

 

 

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