Lanesboro Ballyleague Notes Monday 3rd September 2018

image_pdfimage_print

Lanesboro Ballyleague Notes

Taste of the Lakelands

The Taste of the Lakelands will take place again this year on Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th October. Previous years has been a tremendous success and the taste of the Lakelands is continuing to grow. I am sure that this year will bring bigger attendances to Lanesboro for the weekend. There will once again be a huge number of stands from all parts of the Lakeland area displaying their products.

Engagement

Many congratulations to Thomas Reynolds son of Ita and the late Brendan Reynolds, Cloontuskert and Nicola Prentice, daughter of Tam and Elizabeth Prentice, Hamilton, Scotland who announced their engagement last weekend.

School Reunion

50th anniversary/gathering.

There was a great turnout of classmates from 1968 on Sat to celebrate the 50th anniversary of starting their secondary school education at Lanesboro Vocational School. It was fantastic to meet up with so many from the good old days. In many cases bigger waistlines and less hair but still the same old gang and it was wonderful to see all making the effort to travel to the occasion. 

On the day those attending remembered classmates who sadly have passed away, 14 in total.

The attendees also remember former teachers who have also passed away.

Today three of their teachers are thankfully alive and well, namely Ollie Fleming, Gabrielle Farrell and Tom Nohilly and a highlight of the day was having Tom in attendance with his wife Margaret. Tom is a wealth of knowledge and his recall is amazing. The golden anniversary class wish you, Tom, many more years of health and happiness.

A special thanks to School Principal M/s Bernice Martin who totally supported the idea and was of great help as was School Secretary Breda Maguire. It is great to meet people like this who are so helpful and positive. There have been many negative responses with ideas such as this in the past, so Bernice and all at Lanesboro Community College take a bow.

Thank You

The defibrillator group held their annual Church Gate collection recently in Lanesboro and Ballyleague and they would like to sincerely thank everyone for their contributions. The amount contributed came to €692.

Wedding

The marriage took place at St. Patrick’s Church, Bryansford, Co. Down on 16th August of Joseph Coghlan, son of Paul and Ann Coghlan, Barnacor and Anne-Marie Mc Fall daughter of Joseph and Geraldine Mc Fall, Newcastle, Co. Down. Bestman was Tommy Mc Dermott, friend of the groom and groomsmen were Caoibhín Nealon, Stephen Masterson and Frankie Duffy friends of the groom. Chief Bridesmaid was Gráinne Flanagan, and bridesmaids were Melissa Coghlan, sister of the groom, Martina Flanagan and Ciara mc Ilroy.

The marriage ceremony was celebrated by Fr. Jim Crudden. The wedding reception was held in the Four Seasons, Carlingford.

Championship Games

Both local clubs will play in their respective championships this coming weekend. For the Intermediate Championship semi-final Rathcline will travel to Pearse Park to take on Drumlish in what promises to be a tights game. A few weeks back they met in the league and it proved to be an absorbing game. The game will take place on Saturday next in Pearse Park at 5pm.

St. Faithleach’s will take on Elphin in a vital Senior Championship game in Elphin on Saturday next at 3pm when they will take on Elphin. A victory will put them right into the mix for a place in the final stages of the Roscommon Senior Championship.

We wish both teams the very best of luck on Saturday. While the fixture scheduling does not allow us to go to both games I would urge all local supporters to go along and support our local teams.

Lough Ree 2000 Bridge Club 

The club commences its new season on Monday September 10th. You are asked to be seated at 7.45pm.

 Bridge Lessons for Beginners 

Lessons for beginners are starting in the Bridge Room in the Co-Op Hall on this Thursday September 6th at 8.00 pm.

Anyone interested contact 086 892 9402 or just turn up on the night.

Combo Fitness Class

Combo Fitness Classes (with Regina) makes its return to St. Marys Hall, Lanesboro 
Thursday 13th Sept. at 7.30pm. Beginners/ improvers (level) (€40 for 6 classes or €8 per class)

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.

Death

The news of the death at her home on Sunday 26th August of Mrs Evelyn Gannon, Mountdillon brought a great deal of sadness to the entire area. Evelyn was predeceased by her late husband Johnie. She was a member of an old and respected family in the parish of Kilgefin. Evelyn was a lady of great spirit and in recent times did not let her illness daunt her. She had the determination to fight right to the end supported greatly by her loving family. Evelyn reared a large family and she was an outgoing lady and she enjoyed all the travel that entailed by having a large family. She was a regular at the local Ballyleague bingo every Thursday night. Evelyn was a great supporter of everything local and loved to see success in the younger generations. Her absence in the Mountdillon and the wider area will be sadly missed but her inimitable smile and cheeriness will live long in our memories and will be sadly missed. Her funeral was both large and representative. Her remains reposed at McHugh’s Funeral Home, Strokestown on Tuesday last. On Wednesday she was removed to St. Cecilia’s Church, Curraghroe for her Funeral Mass and following Mass her remains were laid to rest in Scramogue cemetery.

To her sons Tom, John, and Peter, daughters Maureen, Eileen, Catherine, Martina, Elizabeth, Beatrice and Colette, sisters Rita and Bridget, relatives and many friends we extend our deepest sympathy.

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.

Ballyboro FC Registration

Registration for Ballyboro FC will take place on Friday evening next 7th September in St. Mary’s Parish Hall, Lanesboro, between 7pm to 9pm. Registration fee €40 per child and €30 for second/third child.

The age group of teams will be U8; U9; U10; U11; U12; U13; U14; and U15 Girls and Boys. The teams will be subject to numbers registering. New members will be welcome.

Annual Mass of Remembrance

Costello’s Nursing Home is holding their Annual Remembrance Mass in Costello’s Nursing Home Ballyleague on Thursday 13th September at 6pm. The Mass will remember all residents that have passed away during the time of the Nursing Home and those that passed away during the past year. All friends and families are invited and welcome to attend. For further enquiries contact Patricia mc Kenna, Activities Co-Ordinator 043-3321361

€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 8, 13, 14 and 24. The winner of the €50 prize was Johnny Malone, Cloontuskert and the three €20 prizes were won by Eileen Mullen c/o Xlntee, S. Neilan, Derrydarragh, Newtowncashel and Cillian and Senan Cox, Curraghrua.

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.

Bridge Resumes

Lanesboro Bridge club will commence its new season in St. Mary’s Hall on Wednesday 12th September in St. Mary’s Hall, Lanesboro at 7.45pm

In our Library this week

Knitting & Crochet Group
Knitting & Crochet group will return from their Summer break on Monday 10th September 2-4pm.  New members always welcome!
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!
ESOL Class
ESOL Classes (English for speakers of other languages) will continue in the library on Tuesday 11th September at 7pm.
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!
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.

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.
Call in

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/>
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.

Thank You

The committee organisers of the recent Mayo/Roscommon Barbeque at Clarkes bar would like to take this opportunity to thank everybody for their wonderful support of the annual fundraiser. The weather was beautiful for most of the evening that helped make it another special occasion and a wonderful atmosphere.

The committee would like to thank SuperValu, Casserly’s, The Yacht Bar, The Swan Tavern, Clarke’s Bar, Rosie’s and Johnston’s pharmacy for sponsoring prizes.

A word of thanks to Keith Brady, Kepak and Monaghan’s Butchers Longford with whose generosity the event would not be the success it was.

Thanks to wonderful musicians Brian Ross, Jimmy Hussey and Frank Feery and also a word of thanks and commendation for his cooking skills to celebrity chef (Big Tom M).

To Steve and Teresa Ormsby and staff for the use of their premises, Sean Moran and his men for all their help. A special word of thanks to Gerry and Teresa Farrell who generously donated the money from their late son’s David collection in Clarke’s to the Mayo/Roscommon Hospice.

Finally, a big thank you to everyone that bought tickets, raffle tickets or supported the event in anyway.

A sum of €1,145 was raised on the day.

Tourism with Business Level 5  

Longford Westmeath Education and Training Board is still accepting applicants for September 2018 entry. This course awards 390 CAO points and is eligible for both the SUSI grant 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 can seek employment or progress to level 6 and 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. The course is open to school leavers and adults of all ages. For details contact hjohnston.tcl@lwetb.ie or see our website to enrol on www.longfordcfe.com

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.

50/50

On Monday night last, the draw took place for the weekly 50/50 draw. The winning name this week was Seamus Clarke, Gortgallon. The winning envelope was worth €323. We would like to congratulate Seamus on his 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.

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:

Saturday next in Pearse Park will see out Intermediate team take on Drumlish in the semi final of the Intermediate Championship. The game will throw in at 5pm and we hope for a large local support.

50/50

On Monday night last, the draw took place for the weekly 50/50 draw. The winning name this week was Seamus Clarke, Gortgallon. The winning envelope was worth €323. We would like to congratulate Seamus on his win and thank her for her continued support of the 50/50 draw.

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.

Underage

Last week was a remarkable week for the underage section of the club with tremendous victories for both our Minor and Juvenile teams.

Monday our minors travelled to Granard to play the semi final of the Championship Division 2 against a very strong and fancied Granard/Ballymore side. It was a great game of football, between two wholehearted teams, as the scoreline suggests 3-13 to 1-14. We will now face either Carrick Sarsfields or Mostrim in the final at a date to be determined.

Our Juvenile team competed in Division 1 for the first time in a while and returned to the top grade with a tremendous victory over Granard/Ballymore. This again was a great game between two hugely committed sides who gave their all and there is no doubt, but these two sides will meet again in the latter stages of the competition. The scoreline was 3-10 to 2-6 does reflect the tightness and sublimity of both sides in their quest for victory.

St. Faithleach’s GAA

Senior Championship: The fourth round of the Senior Championship takes place in Orchard Park on Saturday 8th at 3pm against Elphin, your support is appreciated.

Junior League: The Juniors lost out to Elphin on Saturday evening on a score line of St. Faithleach’s 1-15 Elphin 2-17. Team: Michael O’Donnell, Mark Gill, Mike-Frank O’Grady, Gavin Carberry, Ruairí Trimble, Karl Nerney, Mikey Cox, Derek Murray (0-1), Adrian Murtagh (0-1), Ben Hussey, Henry Kenny, Jonathon Hussey (0-9), Colm Mangan, Conor Smith (0-2), Alan Brehon (0-2).

Substitution(s):  Jack Irwin & Shane Garvey (1-0). 

U16 Championship: St. Faithleach’s play St. Dominic’s on Sunday 9th at 12 noon in Dominic’s.

U14 Championship: Thursday 6th sees St. Faithleach’s play a home game on Ballyleague against St. Michael’s at 7pm.

U14 Girls Championship: Well done to our U14 girls who played Kilmore in the semi-final in Ballyleague on Sunday. After a poor first half score of St. Faithleach’s 0-2 Kilmore 3-4, the girls battled back to win 3-5 to 3-4 and secure their place in the final. Team: Katie Ryan, Eileen Kelly, Amy Gallagher, Kelly Lackey Abbi Donoghue, Orla Cox, Eimear Flynn, Katie Rohan, Katie Murray, Louisa Cox, Lyndsey Gibbons, Lucy Malone, Hannah Burke, Amy Casey, Melanie Banahan, Keisha Carty, Rachael Kilcoyne.

U12 Summer League: Round two of the league takes place tonight (Monday)

in Ardcarne Park at 7pm against St. Michael’s.

Reminder: Our annual LGFA cake sale will take place in Ballyleague Hall on Sunday 9th directly after mass, your support is appreciated.

Cards: Take place every Tuesday evening in the clubhouse, last week’s winners;  Bridie & PJ, runners up Annie & Kathleen. Last game Kevin & Michael.

image_pdfimage_print

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.