Lanesboro Ballyleague notes Monday 17th September 2017

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Lanesboro Ballyleague Notes

Taste of the Lakelands

The Taste of the Lakelands will take place on Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th October. There will be a huge array of producers on site where the quality of producers in the Lakelands area will be presenting their quality products to all and sundry. This is without doubt an unmissable event in the calendar of Lanesboro and Ballyleague. A lot of planning and hard work is going into the preparation and presentation of the programme and it is hoped this work will be rewarded with bumper crowds on each day. 

Separately on Friday 5th the Lough Ree Distillery will officially launch their distilled Gin. Further details of the launch will follow.

Some of the main attractions on Saturday 6th will be the School Cookery competition, Catherine Fulvio at 3pm and demonstrations with Matthew from the Grow Truck Vegan, the Comfort Wholefood Company. There will be live open-air music on the stage beyond the duck pond from 3pm with the rising star David Keenan and Mick Flavin

On Sunday Kevin Dundon will be the star attraction at 3pm with Asian and Chinese chef who will entice the oriental taste to the uninitiated. On stage from 3 pm will be rising Country Music star Ciaran Rosney and his band and Camillus Egerton

This year there will be a charge upon entrance to the site of €5 per adult where children will go free. This is a small charge for such a wonderful weekend and we hope that the attendance will far exceed the attendances of previous years.

Hospice Coffee Morning

A Coffee Morning in support of the Hospice Foundation will take place on this Friday 21st September in St. Mary’s Hall from 10am to 1.30pm. The funds raised will go to Longford Hospice Homecare. The full support of the entire community will be greatly appreciated.

Intermediate Championship Final

On Sunday next we hope it will be a red lettered day for the Intermediate panel of the Rathcline club when for the second year in a row they will compete in the final of the Intermediate Championship where they will take on St. Patrick’s Ardagh/Moydow in Pearse Park at 4pm.

Being reigning champions means the challenge is greater as it has been throughout the championship as everyone wants to beat the current champions. The panel have worked hard to get themselves to this position and we hope that they can take the final step in making it back to back wins.

Flags and bunting are appearing throughout the parish and we hope the parish is festooned in the club colours and that on Sunday there will be a massive number of Rathcline supporters in Pearse Park to cheer on the team.

We wish manager Liam Tully, mentors and panel the very best of luck

Mass for Deceased Residents

Innis Ree Lodge would like to invite you to the Memorial Mass for deceased residents of Innis Ree Lodge on Wednesday 26th at 12 noon in Innis Ree Lodge.

St. Faithleach’s reach Quarter Final

Sunday afternoon at St. Faithleach’s pitch was the place to be when St. Faithleach’s finished with a 5-point win over St. Croan’s in what was a very high scoring game. All St. Faithleach’s required was a one-point victory to reach the county quarter final.

On Sunday next at Kilglass grounds St. Faithleach’s will meet near neighbours Strokestown at 3.45pm in the Quarter Final and we urge all that can to go to support the team and hopefully cheer them into a semi-final place.

Lough Ree Golfing Society

Are you a golfer? Have you played with the local Lough Ree Golfing Society this year? As their season is coming to an end all golfers and their friends are invited to go along and play the Carrick-on-Shannon Golf Course on this coming Friday 21st September with tee from 11.30am. The long range weather forecast is looking good and there will be no finer place to play a round of golf.

Sympathy

We would like to extend our deepest sympathy to Jimmy and Brigid Flood and family and the extended Flood family on the death of Jimmy’s father Joe Flood, Greenhall, Newtowncashel, on Monday 3rd September

Lough Ree 2000 Bridge Club 

The results of the competition held on Wednesday last 12th September are: N/S 1st Philomena Walsh and Katharine Harrison, 2nd Gemma Douglas and Elish Gray, 3rd Cyril Hussey and Phil Chalmers. E/W tie 1st Mile Flynn and Brendan Dowling & Brid Mc Dermott and Una Lawlor, 3rd Frank and Frances Brennan.

New Business in Town

Zoltan Juhasz has been a resident within and has become an active member of our community for the past number of years and he presently resides in Cnoc na Gaoithe. Zoltan who has a great electronic knowledge as was his training is about to open his own business on Monday next 24th September. His new business will be situated in the Lough Ree Resources Building (Old Convent building) in room 6. He will carry out electronic work on TVs, Laptops, Tablets, Mobile phones, Hi-Fi’s, PSPs, PlayStation 4 and Printers. He will provide a high-quality service which will include a warranty on all electronics equipment repaired.

You can contact Zoltan by phoning 087 7118396 or emailing him at info@bororepairs.ie. You can also visit his website at www.bororepairs.ie   

Bridge Lessons for Beginners 

Bridge lessons in Co-Op Hall Lanesborough on Thursday next from 8.00 pm to 10.00pm.

Go along and take a friend and learn the skills and enjoyment of Bridge.

 There will be a set of 10 lessons. Interested students …. free.

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

Missing

If by any chance you know of the whereabouts of the marriage booklets ‘A Celebration of Life’ that are missing from St. Mary’s Church could you please have them returned to the church as soon as possible.

Fr. Ted Comes to Town

The hugely popular play Fr Ted Comes to Town will return to St. Mary’s Parish Hall on Saturday 13th 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.

Apart from the magnificent show another feature of the night will be the half time draw where there will be €500 in prizes.

Tickets, that are selling very fast are on sale in O’Brien’s and as there is a limited supply you are advised to get your tickets as soon as possible to ensure your seat at their great night out. The show will commence at 8.30 with doors opening at 8pm.

Learn to Jive

Mairead Gaffney and Craig Lovett will run a five-week Jiving course commencing on this Wednesday 19th September in the Longford Arms Hotel. Classes will start at 8.30pm. No partner needed. Contact Mairead 086 1763044 or 086 1928568

Lough Ree 2000 Bridge Club

The results of the competition held on Monday last was: N/S Gross and Nett: 1st Kathleen Hanley and Mary Fallon, 2nd Kathleen Kelly and Joan Donlon, 3rd J.J. Donlon and Joan Donnellan.

E/W: Gross/Nett: 1st Eileen Kelly and Tom Feeney, 2nd Mary Mc Gushin and Maura Hanley 3rd Frank and Mary Conmy. Nett: Goretti Kenny and Mary Jameson.

 The club welcomes back everyone. Hope we have a successful new season. Remember to be seated at 7.45 pm, so we can get an early start.

Rathcline and Recipes

Rathcline GAA Club will once again be holding their Annual ‘Cake Fare’ on Sunday 9th December in St. Marys Parish Hall. 

On that day we intend to launch a collection of recipes gathered from around Rathcline parish.  If you would like to have your favourite recipe or indeed an old family one included in the publication, simply handwrite or type it up and leave it in to Joe or Martina O’Brien or you can contact Pat Connerton on 0861617501 or Michelle Connerton on 0861699466.  Like the football it is “Minor, Senior, ladies and Gents”.  Looking forward to hearing from everybody and especially adding your recipe into the publication.

Mens Club Returns

The local Mens club will resume its meetings on this coming Thursday 20th in the lounge area of Clarke’s Bar at 12noon. If this is something that you feel entices you then should go along and join the group. The group is hugely active and visit a number of places each year. The first tour this year will be to the Titanic Centre in Belfast.

€13,700 Tidy Towns

The Lanesboro Tidy Towns Lottery draw took place on Tuesday morning last. There was no winner of the €13,600, jackpot and the jackpot, for this week, will now rise to €13,700. The numbers drawn were 5, 11, 24 and 25. The winner of the €50 prize was Antoinette Skelly c/o O’Brien’s and the three €20 prizes were won by Marian Fagan c/o Market, Aisling O’Shaughnessy c/o Xlntee and Ester and Anthony Casey c/o Mags

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 Library

Culture Night
To celebrate Culture Night, which is on Friday 21st September, Lanesboro Library will host an exhibition on the history of music in County Longford.
The exhibition traces the county’s musical heritage and includes details of some influential musicians, including pipers and fiddlers.
One of those was Fiddle master Thomas ‘Blind’ Kiernan (who died in 1887). He taught several people to play and they, in turn, taught others, and that chain continues to this day.
Also included is the Granard Harp Festival, which began in 1781 and was the first of its kind in Ireland.
The exhibition also looks at Longford musicians who were well-known in the US such as Frank Quinn and Packie Dolan.
The exhibition runs from Friday 21st September for two weeks during library opening hours.
Knitting & Crochet Group
Knitting & Crochet group continues on Monday 24th September 2-4pm.  New members always welcome!
Poetry & Music Group
Poetry & Music group continues at the library on Monday 24th 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 evenings 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
Week 2 of the Italian course continues in the Library on Monday 24th September at 7pm.
Book Club
The Book Club will continue on Friday morning 28th September at 11am.  Books choices this month are ‘Last Stories’ by William Trevor or ‘Old Filth’ by Jane Gardam.
All welcome to come along for a chat and a cuppa!
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.
Library 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

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Call to the library for your free library card & pin or further information.

Ballyboro Soccer

Ballyboro under 13s will play Renmore from Galway at home in the Connacht under 13 Cup. Date to be confirmed.  
Registrations for all teams are being accepted by club Secretary Carol Donlon at 083 8681941. The club are seeking Coach/Managers for the under 9, under 10, and under 11 teams. Anyone willing to help out in this regard is asked to contact Carol as soon as possible as the league season will be commencing very soon.
The under 12s took part in a three county Tournament in Abbeycarton on Sunday last. They drew 1-1 with Merville from Sligo in their first game with Ben Murphy scoring the 
Ballyboro goal. They went down narrowly 1-0 to old rivals Newtown in a very tightly contested game, and in their final game Dunboyne Celtic emerged on top on a 3-0 scoreline. 
 Ballyboro Panel: Ronan Cox, Jack Casey, David Cox, Christian Donlon, Euan Cullen, Tom Gilmore, Ben Murphy, Jack Beattie, Anthony Cox, Luke Johnston, Jack Brogan. Conn Maxwell. The under 12s play Killoe Celtic in Lanesboro on Sunday next in the Connacht Cup. 

Longford Macra

Longford Macra na Feirme are having their AGM this Friday night the (21st) in Longford Arms Hotel at 9pm.

Longford Macra has 4 active clubs in Longford, South Longford in Legan, Cairn Hill in Drumlish, Lanesboro and Granard.

These 4 clubs are always seeking new members to join male and female between ages of 17-35.

Check out Facebook in what Macra gets up to or contact 0868612750 for more info.

If you’re interested in joining Macra in Longford, Longford Arms Hotel is the place to be this Friday night.

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

50/50

On Monday night last, the draw took place for the weekly 50/50 draw. The winning name this week was Ladies footballer Lauren Tansey, Cnoc na Gaoithe. The winning envelope was worth €281. We would like to congratulate Lauren on her great win and thank her for her efforts on the fields and her continued weekly 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.

Church Gate Collection

The Longford Branch of the Alzheimer Society of Ireland would like to announce that their Church Gate Collection will be held on this Saturday and Sunday 22nd/23rd September at all Masses. Your support would be greatly appreciated.

Rathcline GAA.

Fr Ted Comes to Town:

Fr Ted Comes to Town which was an outstanding success will again return to St. Mary’s Parish Hall on Saturday 13th October. Tickets are selling very fast in O’Brien’s and you are advised to get yours early and be sure of your seat on this hilarious night.

Apart from the magnificent show another feature of the night will be the half time draw where there will be €500 in prizes.

Recipes for Rathcline

Rathcline GAA Club will once again be holding their Annual ‘Cake Fare’ on Sunday 9th December in St. Marys Parish Hall. 

On that day we intend to launch a collection of recipes gathered from around Rathcline parish.  If you would like to have your favourite recipe or indeed an old family one included in the publication, simply handwrite or type it up and leave it in to Joe or Martina O’Brien or you can contact Pat Connerton on 0861617501 or Michelle Connerton on 0861699466.  Like the football it is “Minor, Senior, ladies and Gents”.  Looking forward to hearing from everybody and especially adding your recipe into the publication.

Championship Final:

Last year we celebrated the victory of the Gerry Hennessy Cup as Intermediate Champions. This coming Sunday we are going for back to back titles when we will take on St. Patrick’s Ardagh/Moydow in Pearse Park at 4pm.

St. Patrick’s Ardagh/Moydow are rightfully our opponents following a tough semi-final victory and on Sunday we will have to be on the top of our game to achieve victory. There is no doubt that we have the talent to win and we must really apply ourselves to overcome this mighty challenge.

We hope there will be a massive attendance of Rathcline support from the community and also throughout the country cheering our players and management on to victory.

We wish manager Liam Tully, mentors and panel the very best of luck.

It is a shame that the Roscommon Senior Championship Quarter Final involving St. Faithleach’s is take place almost at the same time as our final as there are many that support both clubs The Rathcline club wishes St. Faithleach’s the very best of luck and we look forward to supporting you in the semi-final.

Division 2 League:

On Saturday evening last we played Division 2 leaders Carrickedmond in Carrickedmond in one of our last games. It was vital that we did not lose this game and despite fielding a depleted team we came away with a draw. This was an excellent performance by the lads and an ideal preparation for Sunday’s final

50/50

On Monday night last, the draw took place for the weekly 50/50 draw. The winning name this week was Ladies footballer Lauren Tansey, Cnoc na Gaoithe. The winning envelope was worth €281. We would like to congratulate Lauren on her great win and thank her for her efforts on the fields and her continued weekly 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.

Underage

Pride of the Parish this week has to be our Under 12 team who had a very hard-earned victory in their U12 Football League Plate Final when they defeated Northern Gaels on a 4-6 to 3-5 scoreline. This victory was achieved after both sides finish level at full time and extra time had to be played.

The panel that done the Shannon Gaels club and parish so proud was Kristof Molar, Cormac O’Dowd, Ronan Farrell, Conn Maxwell, Ruairí Carling, Aoife Kennelly, Shane Gavigan, Ronan Cox, Sam Murphy, Euan Cullen, Ben Murphy, Josh Crawford, Luke Cullen, Conor Farrell and Daniel Hogan.

The club would like to thank Joe and Martina O’Brien, Corner Shop, for the traditional celebratory ‘99’ on the team’s arrival back in the parish

The club would like to thank Paul Barden for his attendance and work with our minors in Clonbonny on Saturday last. It was great to have a real Longford legend working with our younger players and bestowing his great wealth of knowledge to them.

St. Faithleach’s GAA

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