Lanesboro Ballylegue notes Monday 5th November 2018

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Lanesboro Ballyleague Notes

Nurse Donlon and her Sweet Shop

Do you remember Nurse Donlon and her sweet shop? What are your memories? Do you remember Nurse Donlon as a nurse and also with her three sisters in the shop? Did you have a hot pot of tea and something to eat in her café while attending the Fair Day or in my case do you remember the shake (red lemonade and ice cream) in the high glass?

Nurse Margaret Donlon was the District Nurse in Lanesboro are you one of the babies whom she delivered at home. Are you an older family member that remembers the famous Nurse arriving for home-birth?

If you have memories of the Nurse you are invited to write them down and hand them into Stella in the library or you can email Stella at lanesborolibrary@longfordcoco.ie alternatively you can drop them into O’Brien’s for delivery to Stella.

Wedding

The marriage took place at the Glengarrif Historic Estate, Dayboro, Queensland, Australia on Thursday 11th October of Gabriel Duffy, son of Joe and Phyllis Duffy, Church View and Nadeika Nickelson, daughter of John and Judy Nicholson, East Geelong, Victoria, Australia. The Bestman was Fintan Duffy, brother of the Groom and Groomsman was Joey Costello extended family member. Chief Bridesmaid was Alana Nickelson sister of the Bride and bridesmaid was Ebony Nickelson sister of the Bride.

The marriage ceremony was conducted by Renee Wilkins. The wedding reception took place at the Glengarrif Historic Estate. WE wish the happy couple many years of wedded happiness.

Out of Town News

For too long the news from me has been going only one way – informing everyone out of the area as to what is happening in their own and former community.

I am now inviting everyone that has a connection, even a tenuous one, to the Lanesboro, Ballyleague towns, the Rathcline and Kilgefin parishes to share their family news with us. In the recent past we had a birth in Canada (congratulations, again, Martin and Emma) followed a week later by a death also, as it happens, in Canada of the late Pat Monaghan and it is great to be able to share the out of town news with everyone.

You can email me on joea@iol.ie  and I would love to hear from you.

Birth

Many congratulations to Eilish and Ivan Ruske, Rathcline Road, on the recent birth of a baby boy.

Clarkes Leave Us

Like Bord na Mona’s announcement last week we always knew that the same fate was to befall us in terms of Clarke’s Machinery on the Longford Road. Clarke’s arrive to their workshop as a stop gap until their premises was ready. Business and the location proved to be very successful for them there and for the past numbers of years they have done excellent business at their Lanesboro base. Expansion and further developments mean that their Lanesboro site became too small and they had no option to move to their new base on the Strokestown/Boyle Road outside Roscommon Town. We would like to wish them the very best for the future and thank them being a part of our community for the years they were with us.

Good Luck

We would like to wish Rathcline the very best of luck as they embark on a Leinster Intermediate campaign on Saturday next in Wexford. (See Rathcline notes)

Lough Ree Bridge Club

The results of the competition held on Wednesday 31st October were: N/S 1st Philomena Walsh and Katherine Harrison, 2nd Gemma Douglas and Elish Gray, 3rd Una Clarke and Kathleen Kelly. E/W 1st Eileen Kelly and Maureen Hynes, 2nd Brid Mc Dermott and Una Lawlor and 3rd Brendan Dowling and Mike Flynn.

ESB Mass for Deceased Members

On Wednesday night 14th November the Annual Mass for deceased members of staff of ESB Lanesborough will take place in the Sports and Social Club at 8pm.

Have you a Recipe?

The Rathcline GAA Annual ‘Cake Fare’ that will take place on Sunday 9th December in St. Marys Parish Hall is seeking your help in collecting recipes you may have and that you may like to share them. The idea is to produce a collection with all your recipes included and, on the 9th December, it is intended to launch a collection of recipes gathered from around Rathcline parish. This idea has really taken off and a host of people have already shared their recipes. Recipes have been flowing in and as the closing date for the recipes is fast approaching it is very important that you, if you wish to share your recipe, get your recipe in as quickly as possible.

In recent years there has been a great shift to the number of men cooking and baking and the committee would love to hear from them as well as all the ladies that are continually creating great food and confectionery from their chosen recipes.

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.

Without doubt there are surely a huge number of recipes handed down safely stowed away in presses, drawers and attics. Now is the time to dust them off and share them with us. Thanking you in advance.

With time closing in for the printing of the booklet you are asked to get your recipes to us as soon as possible as we will have the booklet available for the Cake Fare

The club is looking forward to hearing from everybody with a connection to our parish and we look forward to adding your recipe into the publication.

King and Queen of St. Faithleach’s

The competition for King and Queen of St Faithleach is continuing apace and the next event will be the tractor run where Brian Scally is holding a Tractor Run Sunday 25th November at 1pm.  It starts from St Faithleach’s G.A.A grounds. Entry fee €15. Running at the same time will be a kid’s tractor run on the same day where kids can bring their own tractors. Entry fee I for this is just €5. Your support is very much appreciated. 

Whist Drive Returns

Last Friday seen a return to the local Social Services Whist Drive for the autumn and spring seasons. This is a cause that is very special for the committee and those in most need in our community. The Whist Drive takes place on the first Friday of each month and I would like to encourage every card player to go along for this one night every month and show your support for those within our community that needs assistance. The next game will take place on Friday 7th December in St. Mary’s hall at 8.30pm

Ballyleague Kilgefin Christmas Lights

It’s that time of the year again and after all the tremendous work in the town on both sides of the bridge in recent years, the Ballyleague -Kilgefin Christmas lights group will start work to erect the Christmas lights and trees on Saturday November 17th at 10.30am. To get a good start it is imperative that we have as many helpers as possible on this day as 90 per cent of the work will be done on that day so this is an appeal to everyone in the town and the local area who is available to come along on the 17th. The meeting point is Ballyleague hall at 10.30am and, with lots of help, we will be finished in a few hours. If you can help in any way, please call Noel Moran at 086 2936180 

Defibrillator Course and Refresher

There are a number of clubs and associations in our community and it is very important every one of them have a number of people trained in the use of the defibrillator.

As you may be aware in the very near future there will be a new defibrillator and defibrillator refresher course commencing. There is a great need for new people to learn the use of the defibrillator and there are a number of people that their refresher course is now due. We all know the importance of the knowledge in the use of a defibrillator and how your knowledge can and will save a life when you are called upon to use your training.

If you want to do the upcoming course leave your name in with Martina O’Brien at the shop, phone 043 332107/086 2460840; email martinaclyne1@gmail.com

50/50

On Monday night last, the draw took place for the weekly 50/50 draw. This week our winner was Carmel O’Reilly, Weekfield. The winning envelope was worth €363. Congratulations to Carmel on her great win and the club also thanks her for her 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 or 3 tickets for €5. 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.

€14,300 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 €14,300, jackpot and the jackpot for this week, will now rise to reach and the really worthwhile winning amount of €14,400. The numbers drawn were 8, 15, 21 and 28. The winner of the €50 prize was Evelyn Rooney, Rathcline, and the three €20 prizes were won by Rían Ó Ceallaigh c/o Xlntee, Alex Mc Keon c/o Market and Karen Donlon c/o Mags.

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.

Ballyboro  

The under 12 team were pipped at the post by Newtown in a second round Connacht Cup encounter on Saturday last. Newtown took the lead early on, but a brilliant Christian Donlon goal levelled matters halfway through the second half. However, in the last minute of a tightly contested second period Newtown scored the match winning goal. Team: Ronan Cox, Anthony Cox, Jack Casey, David Cox, Aidan Kelly, Christian Donlon, Euan Cullen, Billy Murray, Ben Murphy. Subs, Jack Beattie, Luke Johnstone, Conn Maxwell, Tom Gilmore.
Thanks to all who helped with the Bag Pack at Dunnes Stores on Friday last: the players and their parents; the management of Dunnes Stores for their cooperation; and organiser in chief Karl Crawford.
Fixtures: the under 8s will be participating in a blitz on Saturday in Lanesboro at 11am. Other teams involved are Ardagh, Stonepark and Gaels United. The under 10s have a home fixture on Saturday at 12 noon versus Newtown Bulls. Also, on Saturday the under 13s are away to Castlepollard, kick off 11am. The under 16s play Stonepark in Abbeycarton on Sunday at 2.30.
Ballyboro FC welcomes all players at all age groups from under 8s to under 16s. Contact Club Secretary Carol Donlon at 083 8681941.

Weekly Bingo

You are reminded that the Ballyleague Bingo continues every Thursday night in Ballyleague hall commencing at 8.30pm. Ballyleague Bingo is renowned as the biggest and best bingo in the area. There is €200 to be won on every page and a snowball prize of €2000. Go along and support and who knows the snowball or one of the other prizes may be yours.

Set Dancing Classes

As we go into the late Autumn and Winter perhaps it is time to think about taking up the Set Dancing classes that take place in St. Faithleach’s clubhouse every Tuesday at 8.30pm. You will come under the expert tuition of Mairead who is running classes for beginners. If you think you would like to go along and would like to get some encouragement or information

you can ring Mairead at 086 8546 433.

Remembrance Sunday

The annual Remembrance Day service will take place in St. John’s Church on Sunday next 11th November at 11.30am.  

Lanesboro Library

Knitting & Crochet Group
Knitting & Crochet group continues every Monday 2pm to 4pm.  New members always welcome!
Poetry & Music Group
Poetry & Music group continues at the library on Monday 12th November 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 every Tuesday evening at 7pm at the library.
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!
Minding Yourself Programme with Paul Marsden
‘Minding Yourself’ with Paul Marsden – a programme of Mindfulness and Wellbeing will take place in Lanesboro Library on Monday 26th November and Monday 3rd December at 7pm.  All are welcome, and no booking is required.
Nurse Donlon’s Sweet Shop
Do you remember Nurse Donlon who had the little sweet shop at West End Lanesboro?  What are your memories?
Do you remember Nurse Donlon and her three sisters in the shop?
Did you have a hot pot of tea and something to eat in her café, maybe while attending Fair Day?
While Nurse Margaret was District Nurse in Lanesboro, are you one of the babies whom she delivered in your home? Are you a parent of one of those children who were home birthed?
If you have any memories or stories of Nurse Donlon, please write them down and hand them into Stella in Lanesboro Library or Joe O’Brien’s Corner Shop or email lanesborolibrary@longfordcoco.ie or joeaobrien@outlook.com
We need all your stories and memories in order to celebrate Nurse Donlon’s life!
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 [http://www.longfordlibrary.iehttp://www.longfordlibrary.ie/]www.longfordlibrary.ie<http://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.

Arthritis Ireland

Arthritis Ireland Longford invite you to their Annual Public Meeting Thurs 1st Nov 2018 at  7.30pm. at the Family Centre St Mel’s Rd. Longford. The presentation will be by guest speaker Jennifer Edgeworth psychologist. 
We would also like to thank everybody who contributed to our Church gate collection held throughout the various parishes in the county. All funds raised are used to provide courses which are subsidized e.g. Adapted Aqua, Adapted Physio, Yoga, Nordic Walking also Living Well with Arthritis is an educational programme giving tools and techniques to manage Arthritis.
Arthritis information booklets and refreshments will be available on the night. Enquiries can be made by phoning  0871404200

Rathcline GAA.

Good Luck

We would like to wish the senior team the very best of luck on Saturday next when they travel to O’Kennedy Park, New Ross, Co. Wexford for the Quarter Final of the Leinster Intermediate Championship where they will play Horeswood. The game is scheduled to have a 1.30pm throw in. This is a wonderful opportunity for our young team as they are growing game by game and we hope that large crowd will travel to support the team and hopefully cheer them on to victory. Looking at AA route planner the journey takes almost 3 hours and the route is Kilbeggan, Tullamore, Mountmellick, Portlaoise, Abbeyleix, Durrow, on the outskirts of Kilkenny follow directions onto the M9 for Waterford, come off at the Mullinavat exit and continue to New Ross. For those using satnavs the Eircode for O’Kennedy Park is Y34 X095

Tremendous Victory

Last Sunday in Pearse Park was a major occasion for our, now senior championship team, when they had a very important game against Granard to seek promotion to Division 1 League for the 2019 season. The game was as tough as you would expect between the two teams, one wanting to protect their Division1 status while the other wanting to achieve promotion to the Division.

Granard were in control in the first half and were in a comfortable lead at half time. They extended their lead to eight points at the halfway stage of the second half. That was when the fightback came and the lads really tore into the last 15 minutes, overturned the Granard lead and in a pulsating finish emerged victorious on a scoreline of 3-12 to 1-11. Well done to all concerned and we look forward to playing Division 1 and Senior Championship football in 2019.

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”.  The club is hoping to collect a huge number of old recipes and if you can get them to us as soon as possible so that we can have the booklet ready for our Cake Fare. Looking forward to hearing from everybody and especially adding your recipe into the publication.

The revised schedule of games has been agreed with CCC Longford commenced last weekend. There are many hugely important games in this schedule and it is very important that there is a huge support for the teams throughout. You will see two finals with the prospects of others and we hope for a brilliant finish to the 2018 season. ‘Be with us Be there’.

50/50

On Monday night last, the draw took place for the weekly 50/50 draw. This week our winner was Carmel O’Reilly, Weekfield. The winning envelope was worth €363. Congratulations to Carmel on her great win and the club also thanks her for her 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 or 3 tickets for €5. 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 League: The rescheduled league game between St. Faithleach’s and St. Croan’s will take place on Wednesday 7th at 8:45pm in Kiltoom. 
U20 Championship: Round one of the championships took place in Lisnamult on Sunday afternoon.  Result: St. Faithleach’s 4-17 Roscommon Gaels 1-11. Team: Michael O’Donnell, Gavin Carberry, Karl Nerney, Mark Gill, Ruairi Trimble, Darren Nerney, Daniel McDermott, Colm Mangan, Connell Kennelly, James Browne, Daniel Foley, Connor Smith, Liam Ormsby, Jordan Donlon, Michael Dunne. Sub(s): Ronan Banahan, Kevin Trautt, Ian Trautt, Cian O’Brien, Nathan McGovern.  Next game takes place against Boyle on Sunday next 11th in Ballyleague at 12 noon.
King and Queen of St. Faithleach’s: Well done to Helen O’Donnell who hosted her American Tea Party in the clubhouse on Saturday night as part of her bid to become Queen of St. Faithleach’s, it was a hugely successful night and many thanks to all who attended.  The next contestants looking for your support to become King are Brian Scally who is organising a Tractor Run from St. Faithleach’s club grounds on Sunday 25th at 1pm, and Ben Hussey who hosts a Sports Quiz in the clubhouse on Friday 23rd.  Details of all events are available on our Facebook and Twitter pages. 
Cards: Take place every Tuesday evening in the clubhouse, all welcome.  

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