Lanesboro Ballyleague notes Monday 26th August 2019

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Lanesboro Ballyleague Notes

Sympathy

We would like to extend our deepest sympathy to Graham and Tracy Tobin and family on the death on Wednesday last 21st August of Michael Tobin, Longford town father of Graham Tobin.

Ballyboro Registration Nights 2019/2020 – Astro Update: 

Ballyboro Soccer club has a very busy season ahead with brilliant new club facilities coming online in September. 

Registration of players (aged under 8 to Under 18 boys and girls) will close on Friday next 30th August and will take place 6-8pm at St Marys hall beside the bridge in Lanesborough. Please bring birth certs for children. 

Ballyboro is the schoolboy soccer club catering for all under 8 to under 16 boys and girls in Lanesborough, Ballyleague, Cloontuskert/Fermoyle, Rathcline/Kilgefin, Cashel, Killashee, Scramogue and Tarmonbarry areas. 

Ballyboro will open our new astro pitch in October at Lanesborough Community College. The club has a vacancy for a caretaker at the grounds. Candidates who are eligible for the TUS scheme should get in touch with us before 15th September.

DVDs of the recent very successful Oskar night will be available from the club in September. 

Ballyboro FC has reserved places in a FAI level 1 coaching course for parents and other adults on Saturday September 14th. If you would like to attend, please let us know. 

For more information on any of the above e mail: ballyboroastropitchcommittee@gmail.com

Church Gate Collection

The Irish Heart Foundation will hold its annual church gate collection on Saturday 31st August and Sunday 1st September at all masses at St. Mary’s Church.

Get Well Wishes

Presently there are a good number of people from our community hospitalised and we would like to wish everyone of them a speedy recovery. We look forward to seeing all of them out and about in the very near future.

All-Ireland Tickets draw

The hugely anticipated All-Ireland Football Final takes place on Sunday next. Whether Kerry can deprive Dublin of a historic 5-in-a-row remains to be seen. Traditionalists see this as the natural final and there is no doubt, but every ball will be keenly contested.

You have the opportunity to be at the final for just €2. Tickets are for sale in all local shops and the draw for 2 premium stand tickets will take place on Friday night next 30th August in the Yacht Bar. Make sure you buy your tickets for this great draw.

Weekly Card Game

The results of the weekly card game held in St. Mary’s Parish Hall are 1st Pete Donlon and Padraic Farrell
2nd Michael and Kathleen Finnan and the Last Game winners were Pat Joe Fallon and Tom Nohilly. The weekly game takes place in the Parish Hall at 8.30pm every Sunday night.

Birth

Many congratulations to Padraig and Olive Murray, Cloontuskert on the recent birth of a baby boy.

Bord na Mona/ESB Update

No further update this week as we await the end of the 28-day period set by the EPA and the decision on the four objections that we currently are aware of.

All-Ireland Champion

Pictured below is our champion Community Games 100m champion Christian Donlon Goncalves proudly displaying his Community Games Gold medal.

Sliabh Bán Book

The hugely popular history on Sliabh Bán is back on sale and as we are going into holiday season it would make a wonderful read over the summer or even as a present for all those returning during holiday time. The book is available for sale in O’Brien’s costing €20.

Birth

Many congratulations to Sara and Patrick Kenny, Radharc na Muileann on the recent birth of a baby girl.

Ballyboro FC

At the Ballyboro AGM on Friday last the following officers were elected: Chairman, John Tynan; Vice Chairman, Lee Cullen; Secretary, Carol Donlon; Treasurer, Ann McGloin; Assistant Treasurer, Joanne Cox; PRO, Eamonn Bolger; Child Protection Officer, Kevin Connell; Development Officer, Ciaran Mullooly.
  The Astro Turf Committee was  nominated in full to carry on with their phenomenal work which has seen a quarter of a million euro project nearing completion in less than a year, and fully paid for. Committee members are Jason Fallon, Seamus Sorohan, Stephen Rooney, Eddie Kelly, Karl Crawford, Mark Tarmey, Eamonn Bolger, Lee Cullen. Ann McGloin, Ronnie Johnston, Kevin Connaughton, John Tynan, Ciaran Mullooly, Carol Donlon, Kieran Feeney, David Harrison.
Registration of players for the coming season will close on this Friday 30th, at St Marys Hall, Lanesboro from 6pm to 8pm. New players are very welcome.
The club will be running a bus to the vital Ireland v Switzerland Euro Qualifier on 5th September at the Aviva Stadium. The club has received 60 tickets at a greatly reduced rate of 20e for adults and 10e for children. Those who wish to travel are asked to contact any committee member.
The under 11s will be playing at half time at City Calling Stadium on September 14th,when Longford Town play their last home league game of the season against Bray Wanderers.
Places are still available for anyone who wishes to take part in the Level 1 FAI Coaching Course in Lecarrow on 14th September.
Action on the field of play will commence in a fortnights time when the under 13s and under 14s will be involved in Connacht Cup action.
 DVDs of the hugely successful OSKAR night will be available next month.

Tidy Towns Lotto

The winning numbers drawn in the Lanesboro Tourism Co-Op on Tuesday morning last 20th August were 5, 9, 12 and 30. There was nobody with the winning numbers and the jackpot pool has now risen to €5,100. The winner of the €50 prize was Bob Carberry, NTC c/o Clarkes, and the three €20 winners were Antoinette Skelly, Newtowncashel, Lauren Moran c/o Yacht Bar, Brían Kelly, Athenry, Co. Galway.

Summer ends at our library

As you can see from the list of events below, we are returning to normal events and the enthralling summer events have now come to an end.

Poetry & Music Group

Poetry & Music group continues on Monday 9th September from 4.15 to 5.30pm.

All welcome to come along and join in with this very vibrant group!

Babble & Books Parent & Toddler Group

Babble & Books Parent & Toddler Group continues every Wednesday morning at 10.30am at the library. 

Book Club

Book Club for August will take place on Friday morning 30th August at 11am.  Book choices for this month are ‘The Corset’ by Laura Purcell and ‘The Lost Letters of William Woolf’ by Helen Cullen.  All welcome to come along!

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 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  

50/50

The 50/50 draw took place on Monday 26th August and the lucky winners of this week’s draw was Lynne O’Reilly, Knock Manor. Congratulations and well-done Lynne on your great win. Thank you for your support of the 50/50. The club is striving to have the pool stand over €500 on a constant basis and this can only happen with your dedicated support. The club would like to thank you for your ongoing support.

There are four options when buying your tickets, (1) buy your €2 ticket, (2) 3 tickets for €5, (3) the green envelope where you pay €50 for a six-month term with one free draw and (4) 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 shops and pubs or from any member of the club executive.

St. Faithleach’s GAA

Senior Championship: The second round of the Senior Championship took place in Ballyleague on Saturday evening against Roscommon Gaels. Result: St. Faithleach’s 2-07 Roscommon Gaels 0-17. We now play Strokestown in two weeks’ time. 

Junior Championship: The Juniors travelled to Kilteevan on Sunday to play St. Josephs. Result: St. Faithleach’s 0-11 St. Joseph’s 2-17. 

Junior Ladies: The Ladies play Eire Og in the Championship Quarter Final on Saturday 31st at 7pm. 

Congratulations: To Donegal Boston and club member Ciarán Murtagh who won both the Boston Senior Championship and the USA GAA North American Senior Championship. 

Club Draw: Many thanks to all who bought tickets for our club draw. First Prize: Two All-Ireland Football Final Tickets Winner: Paul Lindsay. Second Prize: Hodson Bay Hotel Group Voucher (€250) Winner: Michael Murray c/o Ray Cox. Third Prize: Yearly Lotto Membership, Winner: Noel Gavigan c/o Steve Betts.

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

All-Ireland Tickets draw

The hugely anticipated All-Ireland Football Final takes place on Sunday next. Whether Kerry can deprive Dublin of a historic 5-in-a-row remains to be seen. Traditionalists see this as the natural final and there is no doubt, but every ball will be keenly contested.

You have the opportunity to be at the final for just €2. Tickets are for sale in all local shops and the draw for 2 premium stand tickets will take place on Friday night next 30th August in the Yacht Bar. Make sure you buy your tickets for this great draw.

50/50

The 50/50 draw took place on Monday 26th August and the lucky winners of this week’s draw was Lynne O’Reilly, Knock Manor. Congratulations and well-done Lynne on your great win. Thank you for your support of the 50/50. The club is striving to have the pool stand over €500 on a constant basis and this can only happen with your dedicated support. The club would like to thank you for your ongoing support.

There are four options when buying your tickets, (1) buy your €2 ticket, (2) 3 tickets for €5, (3) the green envelope where you pay €50 for a six-month term with one free draw and (4) 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 shops and pubs or from any member of the club executive.

Championship

The senior team had a hard won and hard-fought encounter in Keenan Park Ardagh on Sunday last. They overcame Granard on a scoreline of Rathcline 3-14 St. Mary’s Granard 1-16. This was a wonderful display of football by both sides and deserving of being credited as one of the best games in the county this year. It goes to show that we can do well in Senior Championship and as our team gains the necessary experience we can compete for top honours. We now go on to play Mostrim the final championship game the week after next. Well done to the team and management.

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