Lanesboro Ballyleague Notes Monday 23rd September 2019

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Lanesboro Ballyleague Notes

Think Tank

The Think Tank held on Saturday last was a great success. Being the initial event, we entered it with trepidation, but we had no need to worry was wonderful. Longford and Roscommon county council initiated the collaboration programme and to date it has been a very proactive group.

Saturday was our first public venture and the response of so many people was fantastic, and the positivity was astounding. Those that attended despite many other local attractions and those that emailed their views must be commended.

We were astounded with the quality of ideas and also the quality of people in attendance and in their absence that have offered their invaluable experiences gained over the years. Judging by the response over the past 24hours Lanesboro/Ballyleague collaboration seem to have made a huge impact locally, nationally and internationally and now I hope we can make the same impact nationally and internationally.

As I write we are preparing to meet the IDA and Enterprise Ireland on Monday with a number of the ideas and proposals for Lanesboro and Ballyleague. We are hoping that we can make both austere organisations realise that Lanesboro/Ballyleague is now the place to place to direct business.

Come along with us and create a community that will be a spectacular place to live and work in. Finally, I would like to thank everyone that attended, made contributions and helped in any way. A special word to our facilitator Geraldine Steward, Longford and Tracy Keogh, Grow Remote on her talk on working remotely.

Accommodation Providers

Are you interested? The Collaboration group have spoken to Fáilte Ireland about people from their Accommodation Provider department to come to Lanesboro to speak to people that may be interested in becoming Accommodation Providers from single rooms, B&B, Guesthouses and hotels. As well as our local community this meeting is open to people from all surrounding parishes and towns.

You are asked to register your interest by contacting  Joe at joeaobrien@outlook.com with Accommodation Provider in your subject box or phone Joe 086-2460840.

Taste of the Island

The RAI award winning 4* Abbey Hotel Roscommon will host a unique Taste the Island event on Sunday October 20th from 2-5pm. 

EMBRACING LOCAL will give all local artisan food and drink suppliers in the region a unique opportunity to showcase your produce and wares on the day. Cookery demonstrations from our award-winning chefs. To register call 086 3276584 #tastetheisland 

Taste of the Lakelands

Taste of the Lakelands 2019 event this year will take place on Sunday 13th October from 10am to 5pm.The event this year will take place in and in the grounds of St. Mary’s Parish Hall.

Lough Ree Golfing Society

Last Friday 20th September Lough Ree Golfing Society had their outing to Castlerea Golf Club, quite a good turnout of members, and we were lucky with the weather. The course was in very good condition, with the greens fairly fast. A very good score of 35pts by John Martin won on the day, Timmy Glynn was second on 34pts, and Paul Taylor third on 30pts.Longest drive was won by Paul Taylor, and nearest the pin was won by John Martin. The competition for Golfer of the Year is close again this year, with 3 members especially in contention, Timmy Glynn on 32 pts, Mick Brennan on 31pts, and Aiden Cassidy on 30pts, it all comes down to our last outing of the year in Strokestown Golf Club on the 11th October

This week’s events in the Library

Knitting & Crochet Club

Knitting & Crochet Club continues every Monday 2-4pm.

New members always welcome!

Poetry & Music Group

Poetry & Music group continues on Monday 23rd September and

Monday 7th October from 4.15 to 5.30pm.

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

ESOL Course

ESOL (English for speakers of other languages) takes place in the Library every Tuesday evening 7-9pm. 

Contact Nuala Donlon on nuala.donlon@lwetb.ie for further information.

Book Club

Book Club for September takes place on Friday 27th September at 11am.

Book choices for this month are ‘The Lonely Life of Biddy Weir’ by Lesley Allen and ‘The Lightkeeper’s Daughters’ by Jean Pendziwol.  All welcome to come along!

Mud Bugs Nature Workshop for children

Book your child’s place for this wonderful Nature Workshop with Jess from Mud Bugs – a fun packed session of arts & crafts! Suitable for children aged 5 to 10 yrs. old.

Venue: Lanesboro Library; Date: Saturday 12th October; Time: 11am
Places are limited so act fast! To book contact the library on 0433321291, message on messenger or email lanesborolibrary@longfordcoco.ie
This event is part of the October Book Festival and is free of charge.

Mindfulness with Paul Marsden

Lanesboro Library will host a very interesting talk on Mindfulness with Paul Marsden this October 14th, as part of the Healthy Ireland at your Library programme. 

Topics covered will be Using Mindfulness to help cope with stress, anxiety and depression and Tips for good mental health.

All are welcome to come along to this free event.  No booking is necessary.

Venue: Lanesboro Library

Date: Monday 14th October

Time: 7-8.30pm

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 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

Mens Club

The Mens club will commence its new season on this Thursday 26th September in Clarke’s Bar at 1pm. Plans are being made for their first trip of the new season to Dublin Zoo. New members will be very welcome

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.

Breakfast Morning Returns

The Lanesboro Tidy Towns group are hosting their very popular Breakfast Morning in Lanesboro Parish Hall on Sunday 17th November from 9 30 am until 12.30 pm. Tickets will be on sale locally at the usual price of €10. This has been a very enjoyable event over the last few years. Your support would be very much appreciated. The funds raised go towards keeping the town and outskirts in top condition.

St. John’s Church Events

SONGS OF PRAISE. St John’s Church, Lanesborough invites everyone to join singing the most popular hymns on Sunday 29th September at 11.30am.

HARVEST FESTIVAL. St John’s Church, Lanesborough invites everyone to their annual thanksgiving service on Sunday 13th October at 4pm

Weekly 25 Drive

The results of the competition held on Sunday 15th September are: Winners were P.J & Bridie, joint 2nd was Tom & Kitty and Jack & Tom and Last Game winners were Jack & Tom

Raffle Winners were

Jack Bannon, Noel McDermott, Pat Rock and Joe Dolan

The results of the competition held on Sunday 22nd September are 1st Peter and Mary Gregg, 2nd Basil and John. Last game winners were Jack Bannon and Tom Skelly.

Bord na Mona/ESB Update

I believe that the power station should be back on load within the next 10 days. We await and see. Hopefully this will be the case and the Bord na Mona workers can get back to work.

Tidy Towns Lotto

The winning numbers drawn in the Lanesboro Tourism Co-Op on Tuesday morning 17th September were 3, 17, 25, and 29. There was nobody with the winning numbers and the jackpot pool has now risen to €5,500. The winner of the €50 prize was Teresa and Annette c/o The Market, and the three €20 winners were Shane Moran, Colehill, Denise Owens c/o Mags and Luke and James Curran, Carraroe

Dinner Dance

The annual Longford Region Pioneer dinner dance takes place in The Rustic Inn, Abbeyshrule on Friday, 11th October. Traditionally this is one of the highlight events of any year. Music by J and S Sound. Tickets are available from Breda Moran

50/50

The 50/50 draw took place on Monday 16th September and the lucky winners of this week’s draw was Cillian and Senan Cox, Curragh Rua. The winning pool was €380. Thank you, lads, 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.

Free Digital skills course

Seetec Longford is offering a fully funded digital skills course aimed at helping people undertake everyday tasks such as online banking, shopping, as well as mastering smartphone Apps & Social media.

It will be for 2.5 hours a day for 4 days and will be hosted at Seetec’s Longford Centre.   Individuals and groups catered for.  Register your interest by 0433349212 or email digitalskillslongford@seetec.ie

National Learning Network

Free courses are being offered for people with disabilities in their lives, between the ages of 18 and 65 years. Contact Hilary Claffey 086 7839078 or longford@nin.ie or phone 3342255forinformation.

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

50/50

The 50/50 draw took place on Monday 16th September and the lucky winners of this week’s draw was Cillian and Senan Cox, Curragh Rua. The winning pool was €380. Thank you, lads, 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.

Ballyboro FC

A weekend of contrasting fortunes on the playing fields.
The under 13s were in fine fettle in their first league game of the season when they comprehensively accounted for Ballymahon by an 8-3 margin. Team and scorers: Ronan Cox, Anthony Cox, David Cox, Jack Casey, Jack Brogan, Cody Phelan (1), Euan Cullen, Christian Donlon (6), Logan Birmingham, Aidan Kelly Daniel Hogan (1). Subs: Conn Maxwell, Ethan Slattery, Jack Beattie, Baulius Rasa
The under 12 team were just pipped 2-1 by Killoe Celtic in a first round Connacht Cup encounter. Both teams created a number of scoring opportunities but the Killoe boys were just that bit more clinical in front of goal. Eoin Beattie scored a superb individual goal for Ballyboro. Team: Adam Farrell, Liam Rhatigan, Aidan Kelly, David Dowd, Eoin Beattie, Matthew Murray, Cody Phelan, Rian Hogan, Billy Murray, Subs: Eoin Connell, Ethan Slattery, Logan Birmingham, Mikie Sorohan,
The under 14 team had to give best to a very strong Newtown team in the Connacht Cup. Ballyboro matched their rivals in the second half, but the damage was done in the first period when Newtown scored four goals. The game finished 5-1 in favour of Newtown. Eoin Cox was the Ballyboro goal scorer. Team: Sam Glennon, Ruairi Carling, Cormac O’Dowd, Jack Casey, Josh Crawford, Christian Donlon, Joey Trimble, John Phelan, Kevin Donlon, James Mimnagh, Eoin Cox. Subs: Luke Cullen and Rory Killian.
The under 15 team recorded an impressive 4-2 win over Ballymahon in their league encounter. Team and goalscorers: Luke Dowd, Bryan Mullooly, Ryan Byrne, Paul Byrne, Conor Lyons, Jimmy Farrell, Shane Ross, Ciaran O’Dowd, Ella Hogan (1), Christy Burke, Matthew Heneghan (1). Subs: Jack McGloin, Christian Donlon (2),Cormac O’Dowd. 
 Eleven club members recently received their first coaching badges when they successfully completed the FAI PDP1 course. .
Graham Kane FAI Development Officer, in conjunction with the club and the School Authorities, will be conducting twice weekly coaching session in Lanesboro Community College. It is hoped the enter the school in a number of competitions in the coming months.
 Club players in the 10 to 14 age bracket will be participating in a Futsal Blitz as part of the UEFA Grassroots Programme. This event takes place on this Thursday 26th in Kenagh Community Centre.

Lough Ree Athletic Club

It is that time of year again; the cross country season is upon us starting with the Longford Primary Schools on Saturday next 28th September in Moyne. Local schools have been informed, training has commenced and we are looking forward to a good turnout on the day. The events are as follows 3rd /4th Class Girls 800m, 3rd/4th Class Boys 800m, 5th /6th Class Girls 1000m, 5th/ 6th Class Boys 1000m

The top 10 finishers and the top 3 teams from each race qualify for the Connaught Primary Schools’ Championships. Entry fee per child is €3; registration at 4pm with the races starting at 5pm. Schools may enter as many athletes as they like in each race. A team consists of up to 6 athletes with the fastest 4 to score. Individual athletes can run as well as teams

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