Lanesboro Ballyleague notes Monday 13th August 2018

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Lanesboro Ballyleague Notes

Death

It was with the greatest sadness and regret we learned on Friday last 10th August at his home in Cloonadra of Peter Glennon. Pete as he was most commonly known had worked with ESB until his retirement. He was ill for just a short time and as would be his wont he faced it with a great dignity and strength. Throughout his working life Pete also worked the family land and he did so with great expertise and love of the land. He will be fondly remembered by everyone that had the pleasure to meet him. As soon as you met him it was if you knew him all your life such was his warm disposition. Pete always had the good word to say he was always encouraging and showing the interest in your progression. He was the warmest of smiles and his chats were always ones that you would always take away nuggets of information as well a smiling thought. Pete had a great love of the GAA and in particular his native St. Faithleach’s club and his county Roscommon. He was a true Gael.We were all the richer for his presence and now the poorer for his loss. We have lost a true gentleman and a true friend.

His remains reposed at his home on Saturday last. The removal of his remains took place on Sunday to the Church of the Holy Rosary, Ballyleague, for the Mass of the Resurrection. Following Mass Pete was laid to rest in Cloontuskert Cemetery.

Wedding

The marriage took place at St. Mary’s Church Lanesboro on Friday last 10th August of Ann-Marie Fayne, daughter of Jack and Ann Fayne, Cullentra and Mark Mc Cabe, Thurles, Co. Tipperary. The bridesmaids were Fiona Fayne, sister of the bride, Brenda Fayne, sister of the bride, Monica Martin niece of the bride and Ciara Doherty friend of the bride. Bestman was Dean Mc Cabe, brother of the groom, Ronan Fayne, brother in law of the groom, Paddy Power and Shaun Cremins both friends of the groom. Pageboys were Aiden Fayne and Tommy Fayne nephews of the bride. Flower girls were Celia Martin niece of the bride and Mia Cremins goddaughter of the bride. The marriage ceremony was celebrated by Fr. Michael Murtagh assisted by Fr. Michael Reilly. The wedding reception took place in the Cavan Crystal Hotel. We wish the happy couple many years of wedded happiness.

Lough Ree Golfing Society

The Lough Ree Golfing Society next outing is to Athenry Golf Club on Friday next 17th August. The tee is booked from 11.30am. This has been a very successful year for the Society and it is hoped to see you all there on Friday. New members are welcome as always.

Championship

St. Faithleach’s will return to Roscommon Senior championship football on Saturday next 18th August when they take on Padraig Pearse’s at St. Dominic’s grounds, Knockrockery at 7pm. Having been unbeaten in the first two games a further victory will leave them in a strong position to reach the final stages. We wish the lads and team management the very best of luck.

Wedding

The wedding took place in Cape Cod USA on Friday 3rd August of David O’Reilly, son of Micheál and Mary O’Reilly Lanesboro and Melissa Meenaghan daughter of Martin and Fidelma Meenaghan, Longford. Bestman was Declan O’Reilly, brother of the groom, Daniel O’Reilly son, groomsmen were Ronan Clarke and Kevin Flynn, friends of the groom. Chief bridesmaid was Samantha Meenaghan sister of the bride, bridesmaids were Michaela Meenaghan of the bride and Ruth Mc Nally and Michelle Kelly friends of the bride.

Pageboys were Ryan and Caden Meenaghan nephews of the bride and Flower girl was Penny -Willow O’Reilly niece of the groom. The reception took place at the Ocean Edge Resort, Cape Cod. We wish the happy couple many years of wedded bliss.

Donal’s Bungee Jump

On Saturday 15th September Donal Chapman will undertake a 160ft Bungee Jump to raise funds for MS Longford, Irish Wheelchair Association and DPOL Longford. This is a massive undertaking for Donal and we encourage everyone to support this Bungee jump. Sponsorship cards are available in every local business and we hope he is rewarded greatly for his bravery in this jump.

Sympathy

We would like to extend our deepest sympathy to Michael and Tom Green, Marie Mc Garry Gardenstown, Olive Rowan, Newtowncashel, Celine Fallon and Helen Dowd, Caramanagh, and Peter, Galway on the death of their sister Anne Wynn in London recently. Anne’s remains will be removed to St. Mary’s Church Lanesboro for her Funeral Mass and burial in Clonbonny.

Barbeque on Sunday

Clarke’s Bar are hosting their annual Fundraising Barbeque at their premises on Sunday next 19th August commencing at 5pm. The funds raised will go to the Mayo Roscommon Hospice Foundation. Music on the evening will be provided by Brian Ross, Jimmy Hussey and friends.

Birth

The baptism took place recently of Stephen Joseph Mc Carthy, Cnoc na Gaóithe. We congratulate his parents Stephen and Anita on this joyful birth.

Defibrillator Church Gate Collection

Saturday and Sunday next will see the annual Church Gate collection for the local defibrillator service taking place at all Masses. As you know the value of the defibrillator in the area is of crucial and it availability has save a life. To maintain this vital service and keep all the defibrillators upgraded in the area the church gate collection is absolutely vital and we hope your usual generosity will once again be appreciated.

Sympathy

We would like to extend our deepest sympathy to Jacqueline and John Rooney and family on the death of Jacqueline’s mother Mrs Margaret Sommerville in Manchester last week.

Rathcline Cemetery

The dangerous walls on the old church in Rathcline graveyard have now been made safe. The west gable was in a very generous condition and could have collapsed on the grave stone. The joints of his entire gable have been taken out and a stainless-steel wire has been inserted into all the joints and repointed. The beautiful archway at the entrance to the church has been rebuilt. Thanks goes out to those that had this work done and who gathered the money to pay for the experts who did this dangerous job.

Fun Run/Walk

The Rathcline Ladies GAA club will hold a Run/Walk to raise funds for new gear for the players and they are seeking your support. The Fun Run/Walk will take place on Saturday week 25th August and registration will take place from 10.30am in the Rathcline GAA clubhouse. The distances vary from 500m right up to 4k.

We would urge everyone in the community, their family and friends to take part or just contribute an entry fee. Every euro will be greatly appreciated, and the club looks forward to seeing a great crowd out on the day.

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.

All-Ireland draw

Presently the Rathcline GAA club have tickets on sale for the All-Ireland Hurling final on Sunday next. You are been encouraged to buy your tickets and be in with a chance of winning this great prize. Tickets cost just €2 each

 €13,200 Tidy Towns

The Lanesboro Tidy Towns Lottery draw took place on Tuesday morning last. There was no winner of the €13,100 jackpot and the jackpot, for this week, will now rise to €13200. The numbers drawn were 5, 13, 19 and 29. The winner of the €50 prize was Enda Duncan c/o Friday Market, and the three €20 prizes were won Sarah Hopkins c/o Mags, Raymond Hanley c/o Barnacor and Pam Farrell c/o Xlntee.

The committee thanks you for your ongoing support.

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 – 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!
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.
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/>
A new language

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

Bookings for Pilgrimage to Lough Derg

A one-day pilgrimage to Lough Derg will take place on Sunday next 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

Thomas Dennigan, Derryhaun, was the name on the winning ticket drawn for the Rathcline 50/50 on Monday night last. The winning envelope was worth €292. We would like to extend heartiest congratulations to Thomas on his great win and thank him for his 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.

Blood Donation Clinic

If you previously missed the opportunity to donate blood in Longford at the Irish Blood Transfusion Service you have the opportunity to donate 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 occur.

Rathcline GAA.

All-Ireland Final Draw

Presently there are tickets on sale for the All-Ireland Hurling final on Sunday next. You are been encouraged to buy your tickets and be in with a chance of winning this great prize

Championship:

On Sunday last our Intermediate team travelled to Drumlish to play Ballymore for a place in the semi-final. Unfortunately, it was not to be our day and as a result rather than going straight to the semi-final we now go to the quarter final on Sunday week.

50/50

Thomas Dennigan, Derryhaun, was the name on the winning ticket drawn for the Rathcline 50/50 on Monday night last. The winning envelope was worth €292. We would like to extend heartiest congratulations to Thomas on his great win and thank him for his 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.

St. Faithleach’s GAA

Senior Championship: Round three of the championship takes place on Saturday 18th in Knockcroghery at 7pm against Padraig Pearses. Your support is very much appreciated.

Junior A Championship: St. Faithleach’s play St. Dominic’s on Friday 17th in Lisnamult at 7:45pm. 

Minor Ladies Championship: The ladies play Padraig Pearses on Thursday 16th in Pearses at 7pm. 

Best of luck: To all our members who are receiving their Leaving Cert results on Wednesday.

Cards: Take place every Tuesday evening in the clubhouse. Last week’s winners; Pat and Tommy, Freda and Gemma, last game Jack and Brendan. 

Condolences: The club would like to express its deepest sympathy to the family of Pete Glennon, Cloonadra, Ballyleague Co. Roscommon. May he rest in peace.

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