Lanesboro Ballylegue notes Monday 18th February 2019

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Lanesboro Ballyleague Notes

Dinner Dance

Last Saturday night saw the return of the Rathcline Dinner Dance to celebrate the winning of the Intermediate Championship and U20 Championship. The venue was the Longford Arms and it was good to be back in the Longford Arms after so many years absence.

The venue and meal were exceptional and the selection of the venue by the committee proved to be an excellent one. The atmosphere was laid back and the presentation by the club of the event was exceptional much credit must go to Marie Farrell, Caroline Ginty, Sarah Kearney, Cathal Chapman, Alan Fayne and Ryan Fallon.

Dancing went late into the night with Rhythm & Sticks followed by the disco. We look forward to the event next year and look forward to a bigger, but I cannot say better event. Well done to all.

The Green

The photos are starting to come in and believe me they are bringing back great memories. I would encourage anyone else that has photographs of the Green, and stories to contact me. I am looking for all photographs of all residents of the Green right up to the present day – just a flick on your phone, camera, iPad and forward it to me at joea@iol.ie. If you do not have a family picture perhaps you can forward me individual pictures and the house number you live/d in. If you don’t have a photograph from your time on the Green a family photograph from a later date will do. I am also looking for photograph of the apprentices and lodgers that stayed on the Green. You can also drop them into me in the shop where I will scan them and return them to you a minute later. Pleurisy

Talk on Breast Cancer

Lanesboro Library will host a Talk on Breast Cancer with Rosaleen Glennon, author of ‘No Spare Life: One Woman’s Journey Through Cancer’ on Thursday 1st March at 6.30pm. All welcome to come along – light refreshments will be served.

Writing Awards

An essay competition was held recently by the Roscommon Drama Essay group and there was great success locally with Samuel Glennon, Ballyleague NS winning first prize and he was followed home in second place by Marcella Kavanagh, Cloontuskert NS in the 6th class category. In the 5th class category Krishaan Chand, Ballyleague was placed in second place.  The best school entry was by Anna Vesey, Ballyleague NS. Congratulations to all the young writers and their teachers.
St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Preparations for the Lanesborough/Ballyleague St. Patrick’s Day Parade has now commenced, and the Parade will take place on St. Patrick’s Day 17th March commencing at St. Faithleach’s Clubhouse at 2.30pm sharp.

We look forward to this year’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade to be bigger and better than ever we have had in the community. This year we are looking forward to having many new entrants and also to those that have not taken part in recent years returning to the Parade. It is a bigger, better, brighter and happier parade we are looking forward to this year.

Application forms are available in O’Brien’s or from Teresa Costello or Freda Connaughton, the entry fee is €30 and should be enclosed with your entry form.

To help defray costs there will be the annual Lanesboro Ballyleague St. Patrick’s Day raffle and we would encourage everyone to buy a book or two of tickets. Tickets are priced €2 each or €5 for a book of 3. The 5 winners drawn out will each receive €100. The draw this year will take place in Adie’s Bar and Restaurant.

CES Vacancy
There is a community employment scheme vacancy available in the prize-winning village of Newtowncashel. 
Anyone who is interested please contact Tony Moran  between 9:00am and 1:00pm on 086 8146363 Monday to Friday. 

Do you need to Talk?

Struggling to cope with life? Would it help to talk about your problem in confidence? It doesn’t matter who you are, how you feel or what happened to you. If things are getting you down, you can always talk to the Samaritans. The Samaritans are available on Freephone 116123, at all times 24 hours a day and 365 days a year.

County Longford – Public Consultation February 2019

What is the most important thing Heritage Ireland 2030 needs to deliver? A Public Workshop will take place in Lanesboro Library Wednesday 20th from 5 to 7.30pm. This is a drop-in session and you can avail of it between the above hours. This note is to ask you for your support in developing the new national heritage plan for Ireland, Heritage Ireland 2030.

We have a large, vibrant and dedicated heritage community who put so much time, effort and in many cases finances in protecting and nurturing all aspects of our heritage – and now is the chance for you to make your voice heard and make it count, to ensure that into the future, our heritage is protected, supported and enhanced.

Other times available on request: heritage@longfordcoco.ie  or (043) 3341124

Buy & Bake Sale 

Rathcline Ladies GAA Club will be having hosting a Buy & Bake Sale on Sunday, 3rd March at St. Mary’s Parish Hall to raise much needed funds for the club.  Your support for this event would be greatly appreciated.

Lough Ree AC

Well done to the runners who showed up on Sunday, very fast times from all runners in the windy conditions. Best males on the day were Tim Kenny and Daragh Donlon while Sofie Cox was the first female home. AGM will take on Wednesday 27th February, venue to be confirmed. Looking forward to seeing you all again next Sunday.

And Thank You

‘And thank You’ is a new play written and performed by the ever popular and star man Seamus O’Rourke will come to St. Mary’s Hall, Lanesboro, on Saturday 9th March at 8.30pm. This is a production much sought after, and it was a very lucky thing that the Minor Club got their ‘spake’ in on time to ensure we would be fortunate enough to have it. Tickets are on sale in O’Brien’s costing €10. Tickets are on sale in O’Brien’s and to book your tickets phone Martina 086-3858934. The play is being hosted by the Shannon Gaels Minor Club.

The following is a synopsis of the play: A play about an ordinary man living in rural Ireland who gets saved… Saved from a life of pub talk and prophesising. King John O’Sullivan used to be able to drink fifteen pints without having to piddle, now, it’s every nine. Going to the Gents so often can wear a man out. The story is told by the Reverend Thaddaeus Clancy and O’Sullivan’s two sons, Larry O and Martin. The sons run the family shop while Daddy, the King of McKenna’s Bar makes up the rules. It’s a story of hard work and success and dangling. There’s bad driving and ice hockey and there’s falling down. When the ‘Divel’ starts to gnaw, the kingdom will fall.

Table Quiz

U.C.D. Student, Padraig Sorohan is organising a table quiz in Rosie’s on Friday 1st March at 9.30pm in aid of his upcoming trip to Haiti. Padraig plans to spend the month of July working in North West Haiti with a poverty-stricken community in an educational setting. All support would be very much appreciated.

Free ECCE Places

If your child is 3 years old up to the 31st December 2019, you can avail of 2 Free years in Pre-School from 2019.Had Start Preschool is now taking bookings and places are limited. Bookings also taken for 2020. For more information contact Denise at 0870641793 after 1pm or email headstartpreschool97@gmail.com.

Lough Ree 2000 Bridge Club

Gross and Nett: N/S 1st Maureen Hynes and Una Clarke, 2nd Joan Donlon and Kathleen Kelly, 3rd Kathleen Hanley and Mary Fallon

Gross and Nett: E/W 1st J.J. Donlon and Joan Donnellan, 2nd Mary Jameson and Goretti Kenny, 3rd Mike Flynn and Mairead Gill. Nett:  Martha Byrne and Elizabeth Crean.

Golden Wedding Anniversary

Many congratulations to Henry and Mary Kenny, Cloontuskert on the celebration of the Golden Wedding Anniversary last weekend.
Our Library this week

Knitting & Crochet Group
Knitting & Crochet group continues every Monday 2pm to 4pm.  New members always welcome!
Poetry & Music Group
Poetry & Music group continues on Monday 25th February –  4.15-5.30pm.
All welcome to come along and join in with this very vibrant group!
ESOL Class
ESOL (English for speakers of other languages) continues on Tuesday evenings at 7pm.
Talk on Breast Cancer
Lanesboro Library will host a Talk on Breast Cancer with Rosaleen Glennon, author of ‘No Spare Life: One Woman’s Journey Through Cancer’. All welcome to come along – light refreshments will be served.
Date: Thursday March 1st
Time: 6.30pm
David Russell – Book Launch
Local author David Russell will be hosting a night of activities to launch his two new children’s books ‘Bold and the Magic Stove’ and ‘Bold and the Magic Stove (Young Learners Edition)’.  David will be doing activities such as making Cartoon Characters & Designing Cars and wordsearches.  All are welcome to come along.
Light refreshments will be served.
Date: Monday April 1st
Time: 6.30pm.
Book Club
Book Club continues on Friday morning 22nd February at 11am.  Book choices for this month are ‘The Gift of Anger’ by Arun Gandhi and ‘The Dressmaker of Dachau’ by Mary Chamberlain.  All welcome!
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 [http://www.longfordlibrary.iehttp://www.longfordlibrary.ie/]www.longfordlibrary.iettp://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.

50/50

On Monday night last, the draw took place for the weekly 50/50 draw. This week our winner was Gary Cosgrove, Derryadd, Killashee. The winning envelope this week was worth €415. Thanks to Gary for his support of the draw and maybe next week it can be you all you have to do is to buy a ticket and be in the draw.

The club thanks everyone for their continued support and encourage everyone to persist in your support and hopefully your name will surely be drawn out in the very near future.  Tickets are on sale in local shops and businesses throughout the town at €2 each or 3 tickets for €5.

There are now 2 alternatives for those that would like to play the 50/50 by paying in advance. Option 1 is the green envelope where you pay €50 for a six-month term with one free draw and Option 2 is the pink envelope where you pay €100 for a 12-month period with two free draws.

The club encourages your support for the weekly draw and would like to thank everyone that has contributed so far.

€15,000 Tidy Towns

The Lanesboro Tidy Towns Lottery draw took place on Tuesday morning last on the Co-Op office. There was no winner of the €15,000, jackpot and the jackpot for this week, will now rise to reach and the jackpot has now reached its maximum of €15,000. The numbers drawn were 7, 11, 18 and 25. The winner of the €50 prize was Marian and Tom Murphy, and the three €20 winners were Marta and Cliodhna c/o SuperValu, M & E Hanley, Cashelbeg and Laura Skelly, Aughamore.

The committee thanks everyone for tremendous and loyal support support.

Please note that winners can collect their winning cheques in the Co-Op office only and will be available from Monday to Friday from 9am to 2pm.

Alzheimer’s Café

The Alzheimer Society of Ireland, Longford branch, will hold their Alzheimer Cafe on Wednesday evening next, 27th February at 7.00pm in Longford Credit Union. Entrance and care parking facility are at the rear of the building, between Longford Shopping Centre and Longford Motor taxation office. Guest Speaker on the night is Rosario Rabbitt, and her topic is Psychiatry of Later Life Services. This is an information and social evening with tea, coffee, scones and biscuits been served. Anyone who is affected by Dementia is welcome to come. For more information you can contact Eileen or Breda on 085 8724475 or Longford ASI office on 043 3348402 / 3347221.

Ballyboro

The under 9s were involved in two very entertaining and closely contested games with Abbey Rovers on Saturday last. Ballyboro Panel: Alfie Murphy, Jack Cassidy, Shane Farrell, Cathal Hanley, Tim Kenny, Darragh Donlon, Josh Curran, James Carroll.
The under 12s will be playing at half time in the City Calling Stadium on Saturday week when Longford Town play their first home game of the season against Drogheda United.
The club will be staging a major Seven a Side Tournament with 10 teams taking part on March 9th.. This is a fundraiser for the Astroturf Project, and is already generating much interest locally, with lots of speculation as to who will emerge on top.
The club will be running a bus to the Aviva Stadium on March 26th  when Ireland play their first home game in the European Qualifiers against Georgia.
Weekend Fixtures: On Saturday the under 8s will be participating in a Blitz at Dernafest, Lough Gowna, along with UCL Harps and Ardagh. The under 11s play UCL Sharks at home on Saturday with the kick off at 11am. Melview provide the opposition for the under 12s at Lanesboro on Sunday at 1pm in a Major Division Championship fixture. The under 14s are also at home on Saturday when they play Newtown. Kick off 2.30. The under 16s are away to Castlepollard on Sunday, 2.30 start.

Rathcline GAA – ‘Be with us Be a part of Us’.

AGM on Saturday

The AGM of the club will take place this Saturday evening at 5pm in the clubhouse at 5pm. along with club members we would like to invite everyone that has an interest in the development of football in the community and how you would like to see the club continue its growth.

Rathcline are a pivotal position in the footballing scene as they have a wealth of young and very talented players coming along to add to the existing talented panel. In 2018 we won the Intermediate Championship, the Under 20 championship and were just beaten in the Minor Final. We need to develop and encourage and that is where your opinions would be of great help as we prepare for Senior League and Championship.

Ball Sponsorship

The club would like to thank most sincerely PJ and Joan Donnellan and their company Engine Spares Limited for sponsoring the club with four footballs and Michal Hanley and his company C&H Fusion Electrical for sponsoring two footballs to the club.

The Play

The Shannon Gaels Minor club is hosting another Big Guerilla Production. ‘And Thank You’ is a new play written and performed by the ever popular and star man Seamus O’Rourke will come to St. Mary’s Hall, Lanesboro, on Saturday 9th March at 8.30pm. Tickets are on sale in O’Brien’s costing €10. Tickets are on sale in O’Brien’s and to book your tickets phone Martina 086-3858934. The play is being hosted by the Shannon Gaels Minor Club.

50/50

On Monday night last, the draw took place for the weekly 50/50 draw. This week our winner was Gary Cosgrove, Derryadd, Killashee. The winning envelope this week was worth €415. Thanks to Gary for his support of the draw and maybe next week it can be you all you have to do is to buy a ticket and be in the draw.

The club thanks everyone for their continued support and encourage everyone to persist in your support and hopefully your name will surely be drawn out in the very near future.  Tickets are on sale in local shops and businesses throughout the town at €2 each or 3 tickets for €5.

There are now 2 alternatives for those that would like to play the 50/50 by paying in advance. Option 1 is the green envelope where you pay €50 for a six-month term with one free draw and Option 2 is the pink envelope where you pay €100 for a 12-month period with two free draws.

The club encourages your support for the weekly draw and would like to thank everyone that has contributed so far.

Dinner Dance

Last Saturday night the Rathcline Dinner Dance returned to the club and parish social scene after a lapse of a few years and it proved to be a tremendous community night out. The venue was the Longford Arms and Orla Reynolds and her team really pulled out all stop to ensure that it was going to be a great night for us as it really proved to be.

MC for the night the peerless Mickey Farrell introduced a brief and excellent video history of the club compiled by Sarah Kearney. County Board Treasurer Albert Cooney spoke on behalf of the county board where he complimented the club on their success and their continued input into the county teams. He also lamented the lack of a club history and encouraged someone to take on the task in compiling the history of the club. The medal presentation took place followed with club chairman Liam Connerton presenting medals to the Intermediate and U20 panel ad team managements. Following the presentation 2018 team manger was invited to say a few words. Liam who received a rousing welcome gave a very informative talk where was high in his praise of the young men he had to deal with during the year, the tremendous potential of the club going forward and the need to manage the talent that was available to us. Club Chairman Liam Connerton then made a special presentation to Liam and Marie Farrell made a presentation of a bouquet of flowers to his wife Catherine. Liam was then asked to announce who he and the team management felt was the players of the year. Falling into the criteria of what was required he announced Kevin Chapman as the club player of the year.

Following the speeches and the conclusion of the beautiful meal dancing took place into the early hours to the wonderful Rhythm & Sticks followed by a disco finished off a fabulous night in the history of the Rathcline Club.

The club would like to thank everyone that supported the Dinner Dance and helped make it such a great night.

The club would like to sincerely thank Marie Farrell, Caroline Ginty, Sarah Kearney, Mickey Farrell, Ryan Fallon and Alan Fayne for their time and effort in presenting such a fabulous night. The club would also like to thank Martina and Joe O’Brien for allowing their premises to be used for the sale of tickets.

St. Faithleach’s

Social and Presentation Night:  Social and Presentation Night takes place in the clubhouse on Saturday 23rd February for all our Senior and Junior players of both codes, D.J on the night, all players, club members, supporters and family are invited to attend.

Well done: To both the U14 boys and girls who received their medals for 2018 on Sunday. Many thanks to Pat Joe Fallon Minor Club President for making the presentation. 

Congratulations: To Mary and Henry Kenny who celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in the clubhouse last Saturday night, the club was honoured to be part of the event and extend our congratulations and best wishes for many more years to come. 

Cards: Take place every Tuesday evening at the clubhouse. 

Lotto: Jackpot stands at €12,000. Envelopes are available in all local retailers for €2. Annual subscriptions are also available please contact either Sean Cox or Michael Cleary. 

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2 comments for “Lanesboro Ballylegue notes Monday 18th February 2019

  1. PATRICK RHATIGAN
    February 22, 2019 at 10:08 am

    Big hello to you Joe from London
    wonder if you could put me in touch with the Lough Ree Golf Club please.
    We are coming over in April on a Golf outing to Longford & Glasson
    & would appreciate some input
    P.J.

    • Joe
      February 25, 2019 at 12:45 pm

      Hello PJ,
      Ronan Cullen is the guy to contact and this is his email rmcullen63@gmail.com.
      Hope all is going great with you.
      I only see this site once a week and if you need to contact me with a sooner reply send to joea@iol.ie as I see thaat all the time.

      Regards from the home patch,

      Joe

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