Lanesboro Ballyleague notes Monday 25th February 2019

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Lanesboro Ballyleague Notes

Naval Recruit Class

Many congratulations to Zoe Gallagher daughter of Joe and Annie Gallagher, Clonbonny on graduating as a member of the 2019 Naval Service recruit class at Haulbowline Naval base, Co. Cork, on Friday last.

Lough Ree AC

The AGM will take on this Wednesday evening 27th February, in St. Mary’s Parish Hall at 9pm. The club continues to give lifelong memories to so many young people and it would be great to have many parents attend on Wednesday in support of the great work being done by the coaches and executive

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.

AGM

After a bit of confusion last week, the AGM of the Rathcline club will take place this Sunday evening in the clubhouse at 5pm. Each and every member and supporter of the club are invited to attend and help develop the vibrancy that is now within the club. Your club, your views and the club’s progression. See you at 5pm

Birth

Many congratulations to Mairead and Luke Brennan, Lisnacusha on the birth last week of a baby girl.

Friends of Asthma Clothes Bank

For those of you that may from time to time used the Friends of Asthma Clothes bank at the back side of their shop or those of you that are aware of its presence there are asked to recall if you were in the vicinity on Friday evening through to Saturday morning. The lock on the clothes bank was taken off, the donated clothes removed and there was a different lock put on the clothes bank. If you seen anything happening there you are asked to call into Pam Farrell in the shop.

Table Quiz

U.C.D. Student, Padraig Sorohan is organising a table quiz in Rosie’s on Friday next 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.

Lanesboro Social Services Whist

Friday night next 1st March will see the once again the Lanesboro Social Services Whist Drive taking place in St. Mary’s Parish Hall. The games will commence at 8.30pm and a great night of card playing in a congenial atmosphere. The proceeds of the night will go to supporting those in our parish that are in need of assistance. I hope that all local card players and their friends can go along, enjoy card playing on the night and support a local and very worthwhile cause. As usual light refreshments will be served.

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.

Former Resident Passes Away

The death has occurred of Mary Suffin, Arm, Castlerea, Co. Roscommon and formerly of Ballyglass, where she lived for many years. Mary was in her 97th year and she passed away at Fearna Manor Nursing Home Peacefully, Castlerea in her 97th year. Predeceased by her husband Paddy. A lovely lady and her passing will sadden the hearts of the many people in our locality that have fond memories of her and her family in our community. She will be sadly missed by her sons Lovingly regretted by her sons Joe and Declan, daughters Anne, Trisha, Mary, Bernie, Phil and Tina, sister Eileen, relatives and friends to whom we extend our deepest sympathy.

Launch Night

The launch of the St. Patrick’s Day Parade for Lanesboro and Ballyleague will take place in Clarke’s Bar on Friday night 1st March commencing at 8pm. Refreshments will be served and as it is an open invitation to all and sundry, we look forwards to a very big crowd attending.

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.

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.

Sympathy

We would like to express our deepest sympathy to Chris Reid and his extended family Newtowncashel on the death of his father Mattie Reid, at Thomond Lodge Nursing Home, Ballymahon on Tuesday 19th February. Mattie worked in the Power Station and gave a lifetime of service to the Community Games and was a very popular figure with our Community Games teams throughout the years.

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.

Raffle

To help defray costs there will be the usual Annual Lanesboro Ballyleague St. Patrick’s Day Parade 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 five winners drawn out will each receive €100. The draw this year will take place in Adie’s Bar and Restaurant

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.

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Marvellous Reviews

As you may know from these notes and ‘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.

Sympathy

We would like to extend our deepest sympathy to Donal O’Grady and family, Ballyleague on the death of  his sister Bernie Forde, Barna, Galway on Thursday last

Pieta House Table Quiz

A Table Quiz by the Suicide Crisis Centre and Self Harm Centre arms of Pieta House will take place on Friday 8th March in The Local, Newtowncashel. The quiz will kick off at 9.30pm and everyone is encouraged to go and support two vital aspects of Pieta House

Diary Date

“True friends” is a new three Act Play written by Rooskey man Seamus Lannon and will be performed on Saturday 9th March 2019 at 8.00pm in the Backstage Theatre, Longford Town.

“True Friends” is set in1950’s rural Ireland, two young boys Mick and Jimmy grew up in Derrymoneen, went to school together and were “True Friends”. Then one Sunday morning Mick disappeared and wasn’t heard of again. Now, fifty-five years have passed and out of the blue Mick returns. Together again, there are stories to be told of a very different Ireland, the joys, the tears, the smiles, the heartbreak and the good news!

To book a ticket please contact 043-3347888 or 086-0890893.

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

The results of the competition held on Monday 18th February are N/S 1st Joan Browne and Patricia Mc Gann, 2nd Kathleen Kelly and Joan Donlon and 3rd Kathleen Hanley and Mary Fallon. E/W 1st Carol Hamill and Anne Hagan, 2nd Mary Jameson  and Goretti Kenny, 3rd Teresa Kiernan and Catherine Kelly.

Our Library this week

Knitting & Crochet group continues every Monday 2pm to 4pm.  New members always welcome!
Poetry & Music group continues on Monday 11th March –  4.15-5.30pm.
All welcome to come along and join in with this very vibrant group!
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’ on Thursday 28th March at 6.30pm. All welcome to come along – light refreshments will be served.
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)’in the library on Monday 1st April at 6.30pm. 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.

The library is 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.
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50/50

On Monday night last, the draw took place for the weekly 50/50 draw. This week our winner was Tina Dowd, Thureen. The winning envelope this week was worth €369. Thanks to Tina for their 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 1, 16, 17 and 23. The winner of the €50 prize was Claire Connaughton and the three €20 winners were Eoin Farrell, Lehery, Freda Connaughton, Longford Road and Chris Cullen, Rathcline Road.

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

Congratulations to Jack Casey and Christian Donlon who have been selected by the FAI to participate in their Emerging Talent Programme.
 A date for your diary is Sunday 24th March, with the launch of the major OSKARS Night in the Longford Arms.
Arrangements are being finalised for the big Blitz on Saturday week. The pitch will be a hive of activity on that day with ten teams vying to be called seven a side champions.
The under 12s will be playing at half time on Saturday evening in the City Calling Stadium, when Longford Town play their first home game of the season against Drogheda United.
On the playing fields it was a weekend of mixed fortunes: The under 16s were in fine fettle as they overcame the challenge of Castlepollard Celtic by three goals to two. The Ballyboro goals were scored by Eoin Farrell, Oisin Kenny (a cracking free kick from half way) and Cillian Cox.
The under 10s were in tough luck against Stonepark at The Mall,  hitting the woodwork on three occasions, before the home team  emerged on top .Panel: Eoin Beattie, Mikey Sorohan, Eoghan Mullooly, Rian Hogan, Rian Shanley, Keilon Gilmore, Harry Brogan, Ciaran McGloin, Oisin Dillon, Leon Malkowski, Patrick Gilmore, Evan Rooney.
 The under 11s found UCl Sharks a bit too good for them on Saturday. With most of the team underage again next year the team will learn from the experience and will improve. Panel: Mikey Sorohan, Dan Casey Callum Farrell, Rian Hogan, Rian Shanley, Billy Murray, Ethan Slattery, Eoin O’Brien, Ryan Mimnagh.
 The under 13 team were pipped 2-1 by Gaels United, with Joey Trimble scoring the Ballyboro goal. Team: Sam Glennon, Rory Carling, Cormac O’Dowd, Alex Forde, Josh Crawford, Joey Trimble, Christian Donlon, Luke Cullen, James Mimnagh, Euan Cullen and Eoin Cox.
Fixtures: A hectic weekend is in store with 6 teams in action:
The under 10s host UCL Rhinos on Saturday at 12 noon on Sunday.
The under 11s play Stonepark at The Mall Astro on Saturday at 12.
The under 12s are at home to Melview on Sunday, kick off 1.30.
The under 13s play Inny FC in Streete on Saturday at 1pm.
Inny Fc also provide the opposition for the under 14 team when they clash in the first round of The Shane Brennan Cup in Lanesboro on Sunday at 3pm.
The under 16s play Gaels United in Drumlish on Sunday at 2.30 on Sunday.

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

AGM

After a bit of confusion last week, the AGM of the Rathcline club will take place this Sunday evening in the clubhouse at 5pm. Each and every member and supporter of the club are invited to attend and help develop the vibrancy that is now within the club. Your club, your views and the club’s progression. See you at 5pm

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 Tina Dowd, Thureen. The winning envelope this week was worth €369. Thanks to Tina for their 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.

Sympathy

The club would like to sympathise with our former player Donal O’Grady, Ballyleague on the death of his sister Bernie Forde, Barna, Co. Galway last week.

St. Faithleach’s GAA

Congratulations: To all our winners at Saturday nights Social and Presentation Night held here in the clubhouse, many thanks to club President Frank Curley for making the presentations 

• Club Person of the Year – Sean Cox

• Senior Player of the Year – Brian Murtagh 

• Junior Player of the Year – Henry Kenny 

• Junior Ladies Player – Joan Geoghegan  

• Young Male Player – Karl Nerney 

• Young Female Player – Ellen Irwin 

• Mothers & Others Player – Sheila Healy

Best of luck: To Roscommon CBS and our club reps Conor Rohan, Jack Tucker, Cain Glennon, Michael Dunne, In the rugby cup semi-final this Thursday in Creggs. 

Thanks: To Eamon Gallagher and Tanya O’Rourke who organised the Ireland Lights Up Walks on club grounds over the last six weeks, the initiative from both the GAA and Operation Transformation was a great success and hopefully will in courage our members to get out and get active. 

Lotto: Jackpot stands at €12,000. Last week’s €20 winners; Harry O’Donnell, Curraghroe, Rob and Yvonne Stabler c/o Derek, Michael Hanly Ballyleague, Aidan Tully Slatta, Eileen Cox Curraghroe. Envelopes are available in all local retailers for €2. Your support is appreciated. 

Condolences: The club would like to express its sympathy to Donal O’Grady and family on the passing of Donal’s sister Bernie Forde, Barna, Galway. May she Rest in Peace. 

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