Lanesboro Ballyleague notes Monday 12th November 2018

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.