Lanesboro Ballyleague notes Monday 12th November 2018

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Lanesboro Ballyleague Notes

Mass for Deceased Green residents

Mass for the deceased residents of the Green and Doireaghan will be celebrated, by Fr. Michael, on Thursday next 15th at 10.00am in St. Mary’s Church. As usual refreshments, generously sponsored by Joe and Martina of The Corner Shop, will be available in the parish hall immediately after Mass. This has proven to be a very enjoyable event, providing as it does an opportunity to renew old acquaintance’s and remember those who may no longer be with us. All are welcome.

Lanesboro CC Open Day

Lanesboro Community College will hold their open day for 5th and 6th class pupils on Thursday 22nd November.  Students will have the opportunity to attend classes, meet students and teachers and experience secondary school for a day.  All parents are welcome to visit the school on the evening of the 22nd November between 7:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. to find out more about the school.  Principals address will begin at 7:00 p.m. followed by a tour of the school where you will meet our students and teachers.  Please contact the school for more details on 043 3321139

Nurse Donlon

Since I put the piece in the notes last week regarding Nurse Donlon there has been a tremendous verbal reaction with so many people recounting their memories. What is now needed tis that all of those memories will be penned to paper and delivered or emailed to Stella at the library.  Come on you ladies with your sewing baskets who as youngsters were going to the nurse’s shop it is time for you to put it onto paper, Stella would love to hear from you.

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.

Lough Ree Bridge Club

The results of the competition held on Wednesday 7th November were: N/S 1st Gemma Douglas and Elish Gray, 2nd Brid Mc Dermott and Una Lawlor, 3rd Frank and Frances Brennan. E/W 1st Patricia Mc Gann and Mary Jameson, 2nd Philomena Walsh and Katharine Harrison, 3rd Maureen Hynes and Mary Farrell.

New Book from Jack Harte

Rehabilitating the Serpent is the latest book by local author and playwright Jack Harte. Jack formerly of the Green is a prolific writer with a great number of books published and many translated to other languages. Jack’s writing makes infectious reading and this latest book is no different and will create a great number of emotions as you read through. The book is on sae in O’Brien’s, a great read and a wonderful Christmas present.

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.

Pathways to Power

Four former EBS Power Station staff launched their new book ‘Pathways to Power’ in St Mary’s Parish Hall on Monday last 5th November on the history of Lanesborough Power Station. There was a full hall in attendance for the launch of this excellent book and for those that worked and indeed for all locals that grew up with the building it is essential reading. It evokes many memories and like the launch it brings back to mind the faces of the many people that worked there from its building in the early 50’s, commissioning in 1958 right up to the present day. The book lives up to is name as a pathway as it takes us right along the path from the very outset.

Lanesboro Power Station, ESB and its staff right from the outset owes a great deal of debt to JJ Fallon, Patsy Fallon, John Loughlin and Brendan Whitty for this book which is a tremendous acknowledgement of the people of Lanesborough’s Power Station. The will soon be available in O’Brien’s and there is no doubt whatsoever but it will be flying off the shelves.

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. 

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 this 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 this Saturday 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

Lough Ree 2000 Bridge Club

The results of the competition held on Wednesday 5th November are: N/S Cross and Nett 1st Philomena Walsh and Loretto Cooney, 2nd Una Clarke and Maureen Hynes and 3rd Ann Donlon and Freda Kenny. E/W Gross and Nett 1st Essie Nugent and Katharine Harrison, 2nd Eileen Kelly and Tom Feeney and 3rd Mairead Gill and Mike Flynn.

Thank You

Lanesboro Tidy Towns Committee would like to thank James and Mary Casey for sponsoring their fabulous brown bread and potato cake for their very successful breakfast morning and also to Alan Horohoe for sponsoring and supplying all the crockery

50/50

On Monday night last, the draw took place for the weekly 50/50 draw. This week our winner was Geraldine Skelly. Geraldine has now had the winning envelope for the third time. The winning envelope was worth €317. Congratulations to Geraldine 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 1, 3, 5 and 7. The winner of the €50 prize was Leah Flynn c/o Xlntee, and the three €20 prizes were won by Carmel Fallon Rathcline Road and the very lucky Eva Gibbons, Clonfower who was drawn out twice for €20 each time.

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 8s took part in a very enjoyable blitz on Saturday morning. Two splendid goals by Ben Cassidy saw then ease past Ardagh on a 2-1 margin. The second game against Gaels United was very close and ended fittingly in a 4-4 draw. Team and goalscorers: Tom Hession (1), Michael Hogan (2), Matthew Murphy, Ben Cassidy (1), David Kenny, Cian Shea.
  The under 10 team were involved in a very exciting game against a highly rated Newtown outfit. The Newtown boys were very impressive in the first half and led by 5 goals to one at the interval. However, Ballyboro were a team transformed in the second half, dominating large periods and scoring three goals, before Newtown emerged victorious by a 6-4 margin. Team: Michael Sorohan, Harry Brogan, Sean Dowd, Eoghan Mullooly, Eoin Beattie, Rian Shanley, Ciaran McGloin, Rian Hogan, Oisin Dillon. Subs: Leon Malkowski, Eoin Connell, and Sean O’Dowd. Goalscorers were Oisin Dillon (2) and Rian Shanley (2).

A first minute goal by Christopher O’Loughlin gave our under 16 team hope in their game against Stonepark. However, these aspirations were dashed as Stonepark equalized soon after, and the Longford lads went on to record a most convincing win. Ballyboro: Jack Madigan, Cormac Casey, Rian Murphy, Niall Fisher, Shane Killian, Kevin Tansey, Jack Murray, Cillian Cox, Christopher O’Loughlin, Oisin Kenny, Owen Farrell. Sub: Calum Gordon
Entry forms are currently available for the Last Man Standing fundraiser. All funds raised will go to the Astroturf Project. Participants are required to pick a team to win a Premiership match on a week to week basis, with the last man, or woman, standing pocketing 500 euro.
 Fixtures: The under 9s will be participating in a blitz at home on Saturday starting at 11am. Other teams involved are Melview and Gaels United.
The under 11s play their first game of the season at home on Saturday at 12 noon where Melview provide the opposition.
The under 14s play UCL Harps on Sunday at home at 11am.
The under 16s are away to UCL Harps with the kick off at 2.30 on Sunday.
The under 12s have no league game at the week end but are likely to have a friendly game on Sunday.

Mens Club Open Day

The Mens club will hold an open afternoon Social Gathering on this coming Thursday from 12 until 2pm in Clarkes Bar. This is an invitation to all local men to come along and see what happens at the club.

Music will be provided by local lad Fran Deffew. Tea and coffee will be supplied along with light refreshments

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.

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!
Science Week Event
At our Book Club meeting on Friday 30th November at 11am, we will have Jackie Gorman from Midland Science attending.  Jackie will be discussing Robert McFarlane’s book ‘The Lost Words’.  This is a wonderful poetry book for all ages, which relates to many natural words we remember from childhood being removed from dictionaries because they are no longer considered relevant. Words like ‘acorn’, ‘buttercup’ and ‘conker’ to mention a few.
All are welcome to attend this free event.
Opening Hours
Monday 2pm – 8pm, Tuesday 2pm – 6pm, Wed & Fri 10am – 1pm & 2pm – 5pm,
Sat 10am – 1pm.

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

Thank You

Throughout our three-game trilogy final against Ardagh/Moydow we blessed to have our meals sponsored and a huge debt of gratitude must go to Kevin Hanley, Midland Ice Baths, Denis Connerton, Steve Ormsby Clarke’s bar and Gerard Farrell Adie’s bar.

Last Saturday it was a long journey to New Ross and a costly one with hiring a bus and meals for the panel and team management to be paid for. We must say a huge thank you to Gerard Farrell Adie’s Bar and Michael Casserley Spar and MCL Agri

It is no mean feat for all of the above people to put their hands in their pockets to support us as a club and we as a club encourage all our supporters to remember their sponsorship and to support them when you are buying.

No luck in Wexford

For the third time in four years we came up against Wexford opposition in the Leinster Intermediate Championship and for the third time we were very unlucky to come out with a narrow loss.

We went to Wexford with great hopes of winning and qualifying for the Leinster semi-final. Unfortunately for our young side it was not to be their day and we lost by just one point. There is no shame in our defeat as we played excellently, and it was only the physical strength that got Horeswood over the line. We have a lot to be proud of from this team and we look forward to them being able to match any side in division 1 league and senior championship in 2019.

The club would like to say a huge thanks to the very big number of our supporters that travelled to New Ross for the game on Saturday. Your support and loyalty in such numbers was deeply appreciated by the players, management and club alike.

The club would like to wish Horeswood the very best in the Leinster championship.

Get Well

The club would like to wish our assistant treasurer Albert Cooney the very best for a speedy recovery from his surgery last week.

We would like to wish our treasurer Marie Farrell a speedy recovery from a bad flu as the match in New Ross was her first to miss in this very long season.

Final at the weekend

We are not finish playing yet as we still have two outstanding finals to play. The first comes up this weekend when we will play Carrickedmond in the final of the Division 2 league. It would be great for our lads to go out on a winning note. As I write there is no day, time or venue but it will be confirmed during the week. All our supporters are once again urged to see out the year with us and come along to this final.

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.

50/50

On Monday night last, the draw took place for the weekly 50/50 draw. This week our winner was Geraldine Skelly. Geraldine has now had the winning envelope for the third time. The winning envelope was worth €317. Congratulations to Geraldine 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

U20 Championship: The second round of the U20 Championship took place in Ballyleague on Sunday.  Result: St. Faithleach’s 4-19 Boyle 1-3. 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 round takes place on Sunday 25th against Castlerea St. Kevin’s in Ballyleague.
King and Queen of St. Faithleach’s: Fundraising events to find our King and Queen continue with Ben Hussey running his “Sports Quiz” in the clubhouse on Friday 23rd and Brian Scally running a “Tractor Run ” from club grounds on Sunday 25th. Your support for all our contestants is very much appreciated.
Get Out Get Active:  Well done to all our participants in the St. Faithleach’s Get Out Get Active programme who are now half way through their six-week challenge.  Keep up the motivation !!
Cards: Take place every Tuesday evening in the clubhouse.  Last week’s winners; PJ & Bridie, Michael Cleary and Sean Parker, Padraig and Kevin.


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