Laneboro Ballyleague notes Monday 27th August 2018

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Lanesboro Ballyleague Notes

All Ireland Final

Many congratulations to local lad Paddy Neilan, son of Paddy and Bernadette Neilan, Lough Ree Park on being appointed linesman at this year’s All-Ireland Final between Dublin and Tyrone on Sunday next 2nd September. Paddy’s star continues to rise in refereeing circles and this appointment is further recognition of his great performances during the year.

School Reunion

A 50th anniversary reunion/gathering of first year classmates of September 1968 who started their second level education in Lanesboro Vocational School on that day will take place this coming Saturday.

It is taking place on Saturday 1st September next at 2.30pm in Lanesboro Community College and as it’s the 50th anniversary it should be marked and indeed celebrated.

Contact has been made with all classmates and it is hoped for a great turnout to catch up on life stories and hopefully to continue regular meetings such as this into the future.

There will be some food, Irish Traditional Music, a tour of the school as it is today and loads of catching up to be done. 

Sadly, not all have survived the journey and there will a remembrance for deceased classmates, teachers and staff who have sadly passed away.

If you are on the list and have received an invitation, please go along and mark this special occasion in the lives of the students of 50 years ago.

Thank You

The Committee of Rathcline Ladies GAA Club would like to take this opportunity to thank the following their successful Fun Run / Walk on Saturday, 25th August: Rathcline GAA Club, Cashel GAA club, club members, team managers / trainers and support teams, volunteers, sponsors, anonymous donators along with walkers and runners on the day.

Championship

Sunday last in Allen Park Newtownforbes our Intermediate team played the quarter final of the Intermediate championship when they took on near neighbours Cashel in a local derby. As usual local derbies are tight and tense games, this game proved to be no different.

Half time saw Cashel leading by a point having played with the wind and hopes were high that with the wind on our backs that we would prevail. As it happens that was the case and we pushed ahead and with a fortuitous from a sideline kick we emerged comfortable winners.

The draw for the semi-final took place afterwards and Rathcline were drawn against Fr. Manning Gaels Drumlish in the semi final that will take place on the weekend after next 8/9th September in Pearse Park.

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.

Fr. Ted to Return

The hugely popular play on Fr Ted will return to St. Mary’s Parish Hall on Saturday 6th October. The previous staging of the play was such a huge success and public demand was such that the play has had to be staged once more. Tickets will soon be available, and it is a paly not to be missed this time around.

€13,500 Tidy Towns

The Lanesboro Tidy Towns Lottery draw took place on Tuesday morning last. There was no winner of the €13,400 jackpot and the jackpot, for this week, will now rise to €13,500. The numbers drawn were 1, 3, 8 and 15. The winner of the €50 prize was Michael Sweeney, and the three €20 prizes were won by Mags c/o Mags, Liam Connerton c/o Clarke’s and Mary and Teresa c/o SuperValu.

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.

Lanesboro ICA Day Trip

The local Lanesboro Guild of the ICA is going on a Day Trip on Sunday 16th September to Dublin where after tea and scones there will be a guided tour of Glasnevin Cemetery. This will be followed by a tour of the nearby National Botanic Gardens. On the way home there will be a three-course meal in the Mullingar Park Hotel, Mullingar. The cost of the trip is €60 and if you are interested please TEXT Ann-Marie 087-6791332 as soon as possible or you can phone the above number after 7pm. The bus will leave from St. Mary’s Parish Hall at 8am on the morning.

In our Library this week

Poetry & Music Group
Poetry & Music group continues at the library on Monday 10 September 4.15-5.30pm. All welcome to come along and join in with this very vibrant group!
Babble & Books Parent & Toddler Group
This 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!
Book Club
Book Club continues on Friday 31st August at 11am.  Book choices this month are The Ruin by Dervla McTiernan, Ithaca by Alan McMonagle or Grace after Henry by Eithne Shorthall.  All welcome to come along for a chat and a cuppa!
Knitting & Crochet Group
Knitting & Crochet group will return from their Summer break on Monday 10th September 2-4pm.  New members always welcome!
ESOL Class
ESOL Classes (English for speakers of other languages) will recommence in September.  Registration evening will be held in the library on Tuesday 4th September at 7pm.
Beginners Italian Course
A six-week Italian course will take place in the Library starting on Monday 17th September at 7pm.  Course costs €50 in total and must be paid in advance.
Contact Stella to book your place on 0433321291 or email lanesborolibrary@longfordcoco.ie<mailto:lanesborolibrary@longfordcoco.ie>.

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.
Free 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 with Mango

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.

Irish Dance Classes

The Roscommon Academy of Irish Dance is enrolling for dance classes at Ballyleague hall. There is a limited number of places still available and the enrolling takes place in Ballyleague Hall on Saturday at 11.30am. Beginners classes will last for one hour. Phone Mary 086 8068 067 for booking your place and further information.

Volunteers

Longford Volunteer Centre will host an Information Evening in The Hill Community Centre, Newtowncashel on Thursday 6th Sept 7-9pm.

This is an opportunity for more people to find out more about volunteering, and for Community and Voluntary Organisations to recruit new volunteers.

Come along and meet representatives from

ISPCA, Alone, Newtowncashel Tidy Towns, Irish Heart Foundation Stoke Support Unit, Ballymahon Day Care Centre, and the Crime Prevention Ambassador Program.

Volunteer Ireland Awards 2018 Now Open For Nominations. Longford Volunteer Centre is calling on the public to help us recognise kindness in their communities by nominating a volunteer for the national Volunteer Ireland Awards. Do you know anyone within your organisation or community who deserves recognition for all their voluntary work.

Nominations can be made online <https://scanmail.trustwave.com/?c=6600&d=pZWA2wi3KviwT3yDWDoMO2SYcojWX_wrBFDB2dugqQ&s=346&u=https%3a%2f%2fwww%2evolunteer%2eie%2fevents%2fvi-awards%2fnomination-faq%2f> and will remain open until Friday 5th October.

Healthcare Monitoring – have you registered? 

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

50/50

On Monday night last, the draw took place for the weekly 50/50 draw. The winning name this week was Mary Tiernan, Ballinamore, Kenagh. The winning envelope was worth €290. We would like to congratulate Mary on her win and thank her for her 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.

Rathcline GAA.

All-Ireland Football Final Draw

Tickets are now on sale throughout the town in all businesses for 2 much coveted All-Ireland Football Final tickets. The draw will take place on Friday night next for the 2 Premium level tickets. Tickets cost just €2 each.

Fr Ted Returns:

The hugely popular play on Fr Ted will return to St. Mary’s Parish Hall on Saturday 6th October. The previous staging of the play was such a huge success and public demand was such that the play has had to be staged once more. Tickets will soon be available, and it is a paly not to be missed this time around.

Championship:

Sunday last in Allen Park Newtownforbes our Intermediate team played the quarter final of the Intermediate championship when they took on near neighbours Cashel in a local derby. As usual local derbies are tight and tense games, this game proved to be no different.

Half time saw Cashel leading by a point having played with the wind and hopes were high that with the wind on our backs that we would prevail. As it happens that was the case and we pushed ahead and with a fortuitous goal from a sideline kick we emerged comfortable winners.

The draw for the semi-final took place afterwards and Rathcline were drawn against Fr. Manning Gaels Drumlish in the semi-final that will take place on the weekend after next 8/9th September in Pearse Park. A greater improvement going forward is required to ensure that we achieve the aim of the panel, management and supporters of getting to the final and retaining the Gerry Hennessy Cup.

50/50

On Monday night last, the draw took place for the weekly 50/50 draw. The winning name this week was Mary Tiernan, Ballinamore, Kenagh. The winning envelope was worth €290. We would like to congratulate Mary on her win and thank her for her 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.

Minor Club:

The Gerry Reilly Tournament in Oldcastle Co. Meath which was a high-class county Under 16 tournament came to an end at semi-final stage last week for Longford. Longford had put up excellent performances throughout taking many serious scalps before succumbing to Cavan in the semi-final by six points. Longford will now play Louth in the Plate Final in Oldcastle on the weekend 8/9th September. The Shannon Gaels club are delighted to have three representatives on the Longford panel and all have played a major part in the success of the county in this tournament. Richard Prior, Briain Casey and Seadhna Casey must be congratulated on their massive performances and were a real credit to the club.

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