Lanesboro Ballyleague notes Monday 6th May 2019

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Lanesboro Ballyleague Notes

Meditation for Beginners

Meditation for Beginners will take place in Ballyleague on Wednesdays, 7 – 8pm from Wednesday 8th May onwards. Places are limited and if you wish to attend please phone Áine, 086-8407718 for all details.

Broadcom Masters Award

Many congratulations Éabha Kenny daughter of Tommy and Deirdre Kenny, Cloontuskert who won the Broadcom Masters Award at the Scifest National Final 2018. Éabha will represent Ireland at the International at the prestigious International Science and Engineering Fair in Phoenix Arizona from Sunday next 12th to 17th May. It is a most magnificent achievement on Éabha’s behalf, and we wish her every success in Arizona.

Homecoming Concert

Former Rathcline Road resident Fran Deffew will make a triumphal return to his native sod when along with band members of Rake the Ashes will play St. Mary’s Hall on Friday night 24th May in the ‘Back to the Boro’ concert at 8.30pm.

Fran teamed up with the members of Rake the Ashes when they played together in Cassidy’s Pub in Camden Street. They have been on the rise since their formation gaining wide acclaim no matter where they played. Their music genre is traditional, ballad and folk.

This night will be one of the best to hit Lanesboro Parish Hall in many years and it is a night not to be missed by anyone. Tickets €10 are on sale in O’Brien’s and already there has been a steady demand for them.

Jobs Fair

Are you looking for employment in the midland region? There will be Jobs Fair for ex Bord na Mona employees among others looking for re-employment in the Midlands region. If others come, you won’t be turned away! 

The Regional Transition Team is hosting the above event in Mount Lucas Training Centre. This event is organised solely for the casual, seasonal and fulltime employees of Bord na Mona. Businesses with regional job opportunities in the manufacturing and construction will attend and a number of job offers will be made on the day.

To register your interest in attending please call Rita on 057 93 62 508

Darkness into Light

The annual Darkness into Light walks take place next Saturday, 11th May in The Mall at 4:15am

All participants welcome to come along and support this worthwhile cause.

Register at www.darknessintolight.ie

Darkness into Light is more than just a walk, it’s a global movement against suicide and self-harm. As the flagship fundraiser, it keeps the doors open and allows the organisers to help more people every year, always free of charge.

Community Games

The Lanesboro Community Games will take place on Sunday next 15th May at Lanesboro Track at 12 noon. It is very important that parent bring their young people to participate. This is a fabulous day of fun and the youngsters really enjoy the company of all the youngsters of the parish and the competitiveness that goes with all the track and field events. It is also a great day for parents as they mingle and get to know the many newcomers to our community over the past year.

Lanesboro has an enviable history in Community Games in both county and national finals and we would love to see our young people enjoying themselves in parish, county and national finals. Come along and have a fabulous time at the track in all the track and field events and let’s strive to continue the excellent tradition of the Community Games in Lanesboro.

Saturday next is our Horse Fair

The re-enactment of the traditional Lanesboro Horse Fair which is now a well-established annual event in the Lanesboro events calendar will take place this year on Saturday next 11th May.

This is a wonderful family day out, a day to remember, and a re-enactment of olden times, where it was once said that the Lanesboro Fair was so big that you could walk on the back of horses from the church in Lanesboro to the church in Ballyleague. The sight of bartering over the price of horse is something worth seeing and an event in itself. It is a historic event run by a dedicated committee and we look forward to a huge crowd turning up to keep this wonderful tradition going and also to support the hard-working committee.

Lanesboro Bridge Club

The President Una Clarke’s prize was played for on Wednesday 3rd and Wednesday 10th April and the results of the competition are: 1st President’s Prize Una Lawlor, 2nd Gemma Douglas, 3rd Cyril Hussey. 1st session winner – Phil Chalmers, 2nd session winner – Eileen Kelly.

Sympathy

On a personal note I would like to express my deepest sympathy to Marian McGee, her daughter Linda, son Conor and the extended McGee family on the sudden death during Saturday night. Eugene was a man who was legendary in the world of business, oral and written media and also in team management where he was immensely successful with the many teams he trained.

Many years ago, Eugene sowed the seed of journalism in my mind when he asked me to cover the Lanesboro each week for the Longford Leader. He brought me into a world that since then I have loved every minute off and it has been a pleasure to record all the events in our area since then. I will be eternally grateful to Eugene and his loss will leave a great void in my mind and heart. May he rest in peace.

Honda 50 Run

The annual Honda 50 Run returns to Lanesboro on Sunday 9th June. Registration will take place in St. Mary’s Hall from 10.30am to 12.15pm. The fee is €20, and it includes you in a raffle. The run will commence at 12.15pm with refreshments before and after. No helmet no run. All bikes are welcome. For details contact Jimmy 087 2289468.

Lanesboro Tourism Co-Op Jobs

Lanesboro Tourism Co-Op is a local voluntary community group that does so much great work in and around our community. It has our town looking pristine throughout the year and especially in the build up to the Tidy Towns competition. Their dedication to maintaining the town and Shannon banks area is a credit to them and their Social Scheme working team. At present they have two vacancies for staff to help continue this great work. The vacancies are in Office Administration and Caretaker. Participants must be receiving a job seekers payment for 12 months. The minimum wage is €225 for 19 hours a week. If you are eligible apply to the Tourist Office or phone 043 33 21977 or 086 1427143.

Sympathy

We would like to extend our deepest sympathy to Pat Higgins Church View and his extended family on the death of his brother James Higgins Ardagh who was buried during the last week.

Dates for Grave Blessings

The dates have been set for the Blessing of the Graves at the three graveyards in the parish of Rathcline. The first blessing will take place in Rathcline graveyard on Sunday 7th July followed by Lanesboro on 14th July and Clonbonny on Sunday 21st July.

Support for Crumlin Hospital

Ballymahon Friends of Crumlin are a group established some 3 years ago to raise funds for Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital Crumlin. The group has raised almost €50,000 in the past 3 years. They do this through an annual fundraiser by way of a crawl/walk/run along the canal in Ballymahon and a monster draw with some excellent prizes 
This year the group will be selling tickets at SuperValu Lanesborough on Saturday 18th May. Tickets are €5 each or 3 for €10. 
Your support would be very much appreciated 

Tidy Towns Lotto

The lucky numbers drawn last week were 5, 12, 19 and 22. The winner of the €50 prize was Eileen and Kathleen c/o Xlntee, and the three €20 winners were Ciara and Kieran Feeney Gurteengar, Mike Kavanagh Rathcline Road and Geraldine Skelly, Aughamore. The jackpot now stands at €3,500.

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

Photographs from the Green

Thanksto everyone that has already sent me photographs and also contacted me and told me they would look some up and get them to me. Seeing what has come in so far is great to see and recall memories. Don’t delay or depend on anyone else to send them please forward them on to me. It is just a flick on your phone, camera, iPad and forward it to me at joea@iol.ie.

If you don’t have a photograph from your time on the Green a family photograph from a later date will do. You can also drop them into me in the shop where I will scan them and return them to you there and then. I am also looking for photograph of the apprentices and lodgers that stayed on the Green.

50/50

On Monday night last, the draw took place for the weekly 50/50 draw. This week our winner was Steve Ormsby, proprietor of Clarkes Bar. The winning envelope this week was worth €415. We congratulate Steve on his win and thank him for his continued support of the 50/50. Let us hope that next week it can be your turn, all you have to do is to buy a ticket for €2 to be in the draw.

Tickets are on sale in local shops and businesses throughout the town at €2 each or 3 tickets for €5. As you now know there are two 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. Those tickets are available in any of the local outlets or from any member of the club executive.

Super Summer Draw

Rathcline are holding a ‘Super Summer Draw’ for premium tickets for upcoming events at Croke Park. The prizes are 1st 2 Premium tickets for the Spice Girls on Friday 24th May, 2nd 2 Premium tickets for the Leinster Hurling final on Sunday 30th June, 3rd 2 Premium prizes for the Leinster Football Final on Sunday 23rd June, 4th 2 Premium tickets for Westlife on Friday 5th July and 6th prize 2 Premium tickets for Westlife on Saturday 6th July.

All for only €5 this is a draw worth buying tickets for. The draw takes place in Adie’s Bar on Sunday 19th May

Lough Ree Athletic Club

The club is anxious that all youngsters in its catchment area of the parishes of Killashee, Cloontagh, Newtowncashel, Kilgefin/Ballyleague and Rathcline/Lanesboro avail of the facility that the Lough Ree Athletic Club offers. We cater for all youngsters and look to give them a great grounding in the multi event sport that is athletics. Come along on a Tuesday evening at 6.30 or on a Sunday at 12.30pm except Sunday next where the Community Games will take place from 12

Last Saturday was the date for the Under 9 to Under 11 Age Indoor Competition at Athlone indoor arena while this coming weekend we have the parish Community Games on Sunday 12th May at the track. For many of the younger competitors this was their first taste of real competition and they acquitted themselves very well against some stiff competition from Carrick on Shannon, North Leitrim, Roscommon, Athlone SRL, new clubs Castlerea Crusaders and Suck Valley (Four Roads area) as well Longford Athletic Club and came away with a total of medals . Our medal winners were Oisin Dillon, Maryana Donlon, Hannah Farrell, Sofia Cox, Mikey Sorohan, Emma Feeney and Daragh Donlon.

Looking forward to seeing a good turnout at the parish Community Games at 12.00pm at the track next Sunday 12th May. Training continues this Tuesday at 6.30 and Sunday at 12.30

Past Pupils of Lanesboro Tech

Are you a past pupil of Lanesboro Vocational and Technical School or its successor the Lanesborough Community College? Did you or your children or grandchildren attend the school at Knock on the Ballymahon road out of Lanesborough over the years? 

If the answer is YES to that question, then your support is now urgently needed for a major campaign to give the modern-day school an all-weather astro turf football pitch for the first time.

Every year the students at the school in Knock, Lanesboro experience difficulties with flooding and water-logging of the old grass pitch inside the running track when the heavy rainfall hits, which is why a new committee is presently fundraising to build a new state of the art astro turf pitch there and drain and re-surface the old grass pitch.

This is an appeal to past pupils of ‘the Tech’ and Lanesborough Community college to help us raise match funding to build the new facility at a cost of over 250,000 Euro.

In return for your support, the name of every past pupil and donor will be published in a new Souvenir Brochure Journal that will be made available on Saturday June 15th, 2019 at special celebratory function as part of the Ballyboro Oskar Night ceremony in the Longford Arms Hotel. Your name will also be recorded on a special sign to be erected at the school. Donations are welcome now. For details call John Tynan at 087 6221894 or Ciaran Mullooly at 087 2433201. You can post your donation directly to Ann McCormack, Treasurer, Ballyboro Football club, Cloontuskert, Lanesborough, county Longford or e mail: ballyboroastropitchcommittee@gmail.com

To donate ONLINE today please visit this link:

 https://www.gofundme.com/new-lanesborough-astro-turf-pitch?sharetype=teams&member=838930&rcid=r01-155714034899-99c46e51b22845a5&pc=tw_co_campmgmt_w via @GoFundMe

Lanesboro Library

Knitting & Crochet Group

Knitting & Crochet group continues every Monday 2pm to 4pm.  New members always welcome!

ESOL Class

ESOL (English for speakers of other languages) continues on Tuesday evenings at 7pm.

Babble & Books Parent & Toddler Group

Babble & Books Parent & Toddler Group continues every Wednesday morning at 10.30am at the library.  All welcome to bring their babies or toddlers along to play together, read a story or two and have some fun!

Afternoon Tea & Poetry

As part of the Bealtaine Festival during month of May, Lanesboro Library & our wonderful Poetry & Music group will host an Afternoon of Tea & Poetry!

This event is open to everyone and we hope you will all join us for a cuppa, some poetry and maybe a song or two!

Venue: Lanesboro Library

Date: Monday 13th May 2019

Time: 4.15pm

Alzheimer Society of Ireland – Mobile Information Service

The Alzheimer Society Mobile Information Service provides information and support to people living with dementia and their families as well as those concerned about their own cognitive health.

No appointment necessary – just pop in and talk to experienced staff who will be available to provide answers to any questions you may have.

Venue: Lanesboro Library

Date: Friday 17th May 2019

Time: 11am to 2pm

Grow Your Own’ Talk and Seed Swap

On Monday evening 20th May, Ronan Lynch will give a talk on ‘Grow Your Own’.  Also, on the evening will be a Seed/Plant Swap table. Every grower has extra seeds that may never be used. Bring them to our Seed & Plant Swap and take-home new ones!

If growing your own is your thing – you won’t want to miss it!

If you are a beginner and don’t have any seeds to share, you are invited to come along too!

Venue: Lanesboro Library

Date: Monday 20th May

Time: 6.30pm

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.

Check out our Online Services where you can download free eBooks, eAudiobooks, magazines and newspapers, learn a new language or do an online course.  All you need is your library card and pin.  Renew or request books on our website www.longfordlibrary.ie

Ballyboro

With the season winding down just two games were played last week. First up were the under 12s and they faced old rivals Newtown in their last league game. The game was closely contested with much good football played by both teams and it ended fittingly in a draw, 1-1. Christian Donlon scored the Ballyboro goal in the last minute. Team: Aidan Kelly, Jack Brogan, Anthony Cox, Conn Maxwell, Ethan Slattery, Tom Gilmore, Billy Murray, Luke Johnston, Daniel Hogan. Subs: Euan Cullen, Christian Donlon, Ronan Cox, Jack Casey, Ben Murphy.
 The under 8s enjoyed their joust with Ballymahon on Saturday last. Matthew Murphy, David Kenny, Donncha Farrell, Ben Cassidy, Darragh McGloin, Darragh Shanley, Faye Hogan, Cian Shea, Sean Hogan, and Oliver Molar donned the black and white.
 Congrats to Jack Casey and Christian Donlon who were members of the Longford League team who qualified for the National Shield final when they defeated Kerry in the semi-final at Abbeycartron on Saturday last.
  Thanks to all who supported and helped out at the Sports Quiz on Saturday last. Louis Skelly, Donal O’ Grady, Keelin O’Grady and Denis Crinigan comprised the winning team, while Stephen Ormsby, David Harrison, Brian Murtagh, and David Rooney were just one point behind in second place. Both teams generously donated their prizemoney back to the AstroTurf fund.
 On this Saturday “The Field” group from Newtowncashel are holding a General Knowledge Table Quiz in Foigha, starting at 9.30.
 Fixtures: On this Wednesday 8th the under 13s are away to Ballymahon in the semi-final of the Davy Flaherty Cup. Kick off 7pm. On Thursday the under 9s will be taking part in a Fun League in Abbeycartron along with Inny FC, UCL Harps, Abbey Rovers, Ballymahon, and Melview. The action gets underway at 7.30. It’s the under 8s turn on Saturday at Abbeycartron when Newtown, Melview ,Kenagh and Ardagh provide the opposition in their Fun League.11am start. Also, on Saturday the under 13s play Inny FC at Streete at 12.30 in the Premier Division Shield. On Monday next the under 14s play Abbey Rovers in the First Division Plate Final at 7pm in Abbeycartron

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

Leader Cup

On Friday evening last we were on the road again this time to Oliver Lynch Park where we took on Abbeylara. This was a game of two halves and in the end, we were well beaten. For such a young and talented side, we were going very well but back to back games against the county finalist for the past few years told on our young players. There is a break from senior football for the next number of weeks and it did not come too soon for our lads to rest up recharge the batteries and then prepare hard for the next rounds of the league and upcoming senior championship. We look forward to the lads coming back refreshed and full of vim and vigour.

Sympathy

The club would like to extend its deepest sympathy to County Chairman Eamon Reilly and his extended family, on the death at the weekend of his father Donal F Reilly, Cloncallow, Ballymahon.

Super Summer Draw

Rathcline are holding a ‘Super Summer Draw’ for premium tickets for upcoming events at Croke Park. The prizes are 1st 2 Premium tickets for the Spice Girls on Friday 24th May, 2nd 2 Premium tickets for the Leinster Hurling final on Sunday 30th June, 3rd 2 Premium prizes for the Leinster Football Final on Sunday 23rd June, 4th 2 Premium tickets for Westlife on Friday 5th July and 6th prize 2 Premium tickets for Westlife on Saturday 6th July.

All for only €5 this is a draw worth buying tickets for. The draw takes place in Adie’s Bar on Sunday week 19th May

50/50

On Monday night last, the draw took place for the weekly 50/50 draw. This week our winner was Steve Ormsby, proprietor of Clarkes Bar. The winning envelope this week was worth €415. We congratulate Steve on his win and thank him for his continued support of the 50/50. Let us hope that next week it can be your turn, all you have to do is to buy a ticket for €2 to be in the draw.

Tickets are on sale in local shops and businesses throughout the town at €2 each or 3 tickets for €5. As you now know there are two 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. Those tickets are available in any of the local outlets or from any member of the club executive.

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