Lanesboro Ballyleague notes Monday 19th November 2018

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Lanesboro Ballyleague Notes

Fermoyle NS Parents Association

Fermoyle National School Parents Association will hold their annual Church Gate collection next weekend Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th November at all masses. Your usual generous contributions will be greatly appreciated.

Shannon Gaels AGM

The Annual General Meeting of the Shannon Gaels Monir club will take place on Sunday next 25th November at 7pm in the clubhouse in Clonbonny.

The club had a great year and look to continues its growth. All parents of players, all supporters of the club and new families into our community are invited to come along to the meeting. Everyone’s support and input will help to drive and progress the club and your input is vital to our progression.

Mass for Deceased residents of estates

There was a large attendance at the annual Mass for the deceased residents of the Green housing estate on Thursday last. Afterwards there were light refreshment in St. Mary’s Parish Hall. The organisers would like to thank everyone for their attendance.

Afterwards it was decided to involve the other two Bord na Mona estates in our locality and invite them to participate next year. So next year we will be celebrating the families and friends of everyone that lived on the Green, Derryhaun and Cloontuskert.

The organisers would at this very early stage like to ask everyone with a connection and their friends to the three estates to mark in their diaries for 2019 the second Thursday of November Thursday 14th November for 10am Mass and refreshments afterwards in St. Mary’s Parish Hall. The organisers look forward to welcoming everybody and the renewing of past friendship of neighbours and workmates and their families.

Saint Vincent de Paul

The Saint Vincent de Paul Annual Church Gate collection will take place on Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th December at all masses in Lanesboro. Your generosity will be greatly appreciated.

Marriage

The marriage took place on Friday last 16th November in the Church of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary, Ballyleague of Padraig Murray son of the late Paddy and Doreen Murray, Cloontuskert and Olive Kenny daughter of Henry and Mary Kenny, Cloontuskert. Bestman was Derek Murray brother of the groom and groomsmen were Eoin Murray son of the bride and groom, and Raymond Cox, friend of the groom. Chief bridesmaid was Emma Kenny daughter of the of the bride and groom, Katie Murray daughter of the bride and groom and Claire Kenny sister of the bride. Flower girl was Sinead Murray daughter of the bride and groom. Page boy was James Murray son of the bride and groom. The marriage ceremony was celebrated by Fr. Dusmanta Mahanyak, Ballyleague and Kilgefin Parish assisted by Fr. John Mc Manus, PP Castlerea and former PP in Ballyleague.

The wedding reception took place in the Athlone Springs Hotel. We wish the happy couple and their family a long, happy and healthy life.

Death

What can we say that in anyway can be sufficient to describe the man we lost last week? On Thursday last 15th November the news broke of the death at Mullingar Regional Hospital of Billy Clabby, Lisnacusha saddened us all. Billy to young and old was a man of great character, a man of great spirit and life. He epitomised everything that was good in life. Billy was a wonderful person with a great love of his parish. He was a great supporter of all and wanted everybody to be successful in all they done, and he was full of encouragement. No more will we receive that warm welcome and great smile. Billy left us lots of memories and you cannot be filled with a warmth when you think of him. He lived his life in Lisnacusha and there was not a local event that he was not in attendance. He loved to dance and there was much music and happiness in his heart and life. Billy was a diligent farmer and farmed his land with a keen interest and love of nature. He was a wonderful neighbour and friend and his passing will leave us all the poorer for his departing but richer for having known him.

His remains reposed at his residence on Friday last and on Saturday he was removed to St. Mary’s Church Lanesboro for his Funeral Mass. Interment took place afterwards to Rathcline cemetery. To his sister Marcella, nephews, nieces, and a legion of friends we extend our sincere sympathy.

Lanesboro CC Open Day

Lanesboro Community College will hold their open day for 5th and 6th class pupils on this 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

Angling Hub AGM

The Annual General Meeting of the Lough Ree Angling hub will take place on Wednesday night next November 21st at 9pm in the Yacht Bar, Lanesborough. The hub has a busy year ahead with new fishing competitions, new development projects and plans to promote the area’s angling tourism potential in the UK and throughout Europe so we need as many people as possible to attend the AGM. For more information please contact Andy at 0433321734 

Nurse Donlon’s memories

Memories of Nurse Donlon continue to arrive at Stella’s desk in the library and it is hoped that the older generation amongst us that have so many vivid memories and it would be great to put them to paper and send them to Stella as soon as you can.

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.

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.

Recipe or Bake

This is the is the last call for recipes for the Rathcline booklet. The Rathcline GAA Annual ‘Cake Fare’ that will take place on Sunday 9th December in St. Marys Parish Hall and there has been a great response to the call for recipes. The club would like to thank everyone that has contributed so far.

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 Martina O’Brien or you can contact Pat Connerton on 0861617501 or Michelle Connerton on 0861699466.

There is also a call for as many as possible to bake for the day and offer their cakes, bread, loaves. You are invited to let Pat, Michelle know that you are baking, or you can leave your name in with Martina O’Brien. The success of the day really depends on you offering your cakes, bread or scones to the club for sale.

50/50

With just 5 Monday’s left until Christmas can all club members take and sell 50/50 tickets and help drive the sale up and up. Let’s make Christmas easy and great for the next 5 lucky people and who knows it could be you. The 50/50 drive starts today.

On Monday night last, the draw took place for the weekly 50/50 draw. This week our winner was Murell Fallon, Kenagh. The winning envelope was worth €304. Congratulations to Murell 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.

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 next 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. 

Table Quiz

Lanesboro/Ballyleague Badminton Club are holding their annual Table Quiz on Saturday the 1st December in Clarke’s Bar in Lanesboro at 9pm, so grab a team and join in what will be a great night.

Lough Ree AC

The highlight of last Sunday’s run was the performance of Tadgh Shea.  For the first time the starter decided to let all runners off together.  After about 60 metres Tadgh, one of our youngest runners was with the leading group, then he fell on the hard tarmac and was lucky nobody fell on top of him… Did he cry …. you must be joking!!!!! The youngster got up, dusted himself down and carried on.  If that did not show character, there was more to come.  Ten minutes later who was second runner to the pass the finish line but our hero.  10/10 for his performance may it be the first of many. 

Congratulations to Longford AC on their success at the Longford Sports Star Awards at the weekend. Sunday morning runs continue in Clonbonny and looking forward to our Junior Christmas morning Fun Run.  More details later.

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

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.

Ballyboro Astro

The Ballyboro Astro Football committee is developing a new sports facility in the area for the good of the community and has decided to hold auditions in the first week of January with a view to staging ‘a Night in Hollywood’ an ‘Oscar Night’ spectacular around Easter next year – as a major fundraiser for our new community astro pitch at the Community College here. We would now like to hear from all local people who have an interest in taking a short acting role in one of these compact 8-10-minute-long film scenes – which will be filmed around St Patricks Day and played for the one and only time at the big screen at our big Oscar night show. We need up to 140 people to take part – there will be up to 8 films to choose from (such as The Field , Sister Act, Brave Heart, Forest Gump etc ) there will be small speaking roles , silent roles and lots of extras required and a producer will be laid on to help you get into the role for the film so it’s going to be lots of fun and should be good craic too. If you’re up for a bit of craic and a Big Big night out after Easter to help us raise funds for the community pitch please contact any member of our committee: Jason Fallon, Stephen Rooney, Eddie Kelly, Seamus Sorohan, Karl Crawford, Mark Tarmey, Lee Cullen, Ann McGloin, Ronnie Johnston, Eamon Bolger, Kevin Connaughton, John Tynan, Ciaran Mullooly, Carol Donlon, Dave Gilmore, Kieran Feeney. Thank You 

€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 €14,400, jackpot and the jackpot for this week, will now rise to reach and the really worthwhile winning amount of €14,500. The numbers drawn were 10, 20, 22 and 23. The winner of the €50 prize was Carmel and Ethna c/o Adie’s, and the three €20 prizes were won by Patsy c/o Mags, Tony Naughton, Carrowstrawley and Declan/Luke and James Curran, Carraroe.

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  

It was a busy weekend once again with five teams in action.
The under 9s were involved in a very productive blitz on Saturday along with Melview and Gaels United. All the players performed very well, and they can be very pleased with their displays. Panel: Charlie Boardman, Darragh Donlon, Cathal Hanley, Alfie Murphy, Shane Farrell, Harry Brogan, James Carroll, Jack Cassidy, Tim Kenny, Josh Curran.
  An understrength under 11 team found Melview a bit too strong for them. After a disjointed first half the team improved in the second period, and considering it was their first game of the season they will improve from game to game. Panel: Michael Sorohan, Callum Farrell, Rian Hogan, Ethan Slattery, Rian Shanley, Ryan Mimnagh, Eoin Beattie, Ciaran McGloin, Dan Casey, Eoin Farrell.
The under 13 team were in fine fettle versus Castlepollard and they finished as comfortable winners. Team and scorers: Sam Glennon, Josh Crawford, Cormac O’Dowd, Jack Casey (2), James Mimnagh, Christian Donlon (1), Joey Trimble (2), Alex Forde, Conor Farrell, Eoin”Mbappe”Cox (4), Euan Cullen. subs Jack Naughton(1),Luke Cullen.
 The under 16 team performed very well against UCL Harps before going down by the odd goal in seven. Goals by Jack Murray (2), and Kevin Tansey for Ballyboro left the teams level halfway through the second half, but a lack of discipline which resulted in a red card was to prove costly, as UCL scored a late goal to snatch the spoils. Team: Jack Madigan, Chris O’Loughlin, Shane Kenny, Kevin McDonagh, Cormac Casey, Oisin Kenny, Rian Mimnagh, Kevin Tansey, Jack Murray, Niall Fisher, Cillian Cox. Sub. Callum Gordon.
 The 14s lost out to a very useful UCL team on Saturday. UCL won the under 13 league last year and they had too many aces for the Ballyboro lads. Team: Briain Farrell, Jack McGloin, Jack Flynn, Bryan Mullooly, Paul Byrne, Ciaran O’Dowd, Ryan Byrne, Shane Ross, Christy Burke, Matthew Heneghan, Sam Murphy. Subs Cormac O’Dowd, Luke Dowd.
The Last Man Standing fundraiser for the Astroturf Project is proving very popular. All cards must be in by this Thursday. Cards are available from any committee member.

Fixtures: The under 8s will be participating in a blitz on Saturday in Drumlish starting at 11am. Other teams involved are Inny FC and Gaels United.

The under 10s play Ballymahon at Ballymahon Astro on Saturday k.o. 12 noon. Fixtures for the under 12, under 14, and under 16 teams not to hand.

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.

This week in our 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 26th 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!
Cloontagh N.S World War 1 Project
Cloontagh National School have their very informative World War 1 project on display in the Library this week. All are welcome to drop in and have a browse through their great work.
Minding Yourself Programme with Paul Marsden
‘Minding Yourself’ with Paul Marsden – a 2-week programme of Mindfulness and Wellbeing will take place in Lanesboro Library on Monday 26th November and Monday 3rd December at 7pm.  Week 1 – Mindfulness and Resilience, Week 2 – Mindfulness and Sleep. All are welcome to this FREE event 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 photographs, 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.
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.
Rathcline GAA – ‘Be with us Be part of Us’.

Minor AGM

The Annual General Meeting of the Shannon Gaels Monir club will take place on Sunday next 25th November at 7pm in the clubhouse in Clonbonny.

The club had a great year and look to continues its growth. All parents of players, all supporters of the club and new families into our community are invited to come along to the meeting. Everyone’s support and input will help to drive and progress the club and your input is vital to our progression.

No Luck

Last weekend our senior side played Carrickedmond in the Patsy Reilly Cup final in Kenagh. For the second week in a row we came up short but overall it was a great year for the club having regained our senior status by winning the Intermediate Championship and also achieving promotion to Division 1.

A word of thanks to team manager Liam Tully, his selectors, his physios and everyone else that helped out in making this a fantastic year.

Final Game

The final game of a long and successful season will take place on Friday week 30th November at a venue yet to be announced. Our team joined with Grattan’s to compete in the U20 championship will play Carrick Sarsfields in the Final of this competition. We hope everyone in the parish will make the effort to go along.

Recipes or Bake

This is the is the last call for recipes for the Rathcline booklet. The Rathcline GAA Annual ‘Cake Fare’ that will take place on Sunday 9th December in St. Marys Parish Hall and there has been a great response to the call for recipes. The club would like to thank everyone that has contributed so far.

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 Martina O’Brien or you can contact Pat Connerton on 0861617501 or Michelle Connerton on 0861699466.

There is also a call for as many as possible to bake for the day and offer their cakes, bread, loaves. You are invited to let Pat, Michelle know that you are baking, or you can leave your name in with Martina O’Brien. The success of the day really depends on you offering your cakes, bread or scones to the club for sale.

50/50

With just 5 Monday’s left until Christmas can all club members take and sell 50/50 tickets and help drive the sale up and up. Let’s make Christmas easy and great for the next 5 lucky people and who knows it could be you. The 50/50 drive starts today.

On Monday night last, the draw took place for the weekly 50/50 draw. This week our winner was Murell Fallon, Kenagh. The winning envelope was worth €304. Congratulations to Murell 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 D2 Championship:  St. Faithleach’s play Castlerea St. Kevin’s on Sunday 25th at 12 noon in Ballyleague.  Your support is appreciated. 
Minor Club A.G.M.: The Minor Club AGM will be held on Thursday 29th Nov at 8:30pm in the clubhouse.  All parents/members are encouraged to attend. “Your Club, Your Say” King and Queen of St. Faithleach’s: Our contestants for King and Queen are busy this coming weekend with Ben Hussey hosting his Table Quiz on Friday 23rd in the Clubhouse. (€10 per person/€40 per table), and Brian Scally hosting a Tractor Run from club grounds on Sunday 25th at 1pm. (€15 per tractor, €5 per child). Your support for all our contestants is very much appreciated. 
Card’s: Take place every Tuesday evening in the clubhouse.  Last week’s winners; Peggy and Barney, Mike and Noel, Sean and Frank, last game Tim and Harry. 

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