Lanesboro Ballyleague notes Monday 4th November 2019

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Lanesboro Ballyleague Notes

Death

It was his great shock and sadness we learned of the sudden death at his residence in Carraroe of Mark O’Brien. Mark originally from Finglas, Dublin became a well-known figure following his arrival from Dublin. He was predeceased three years ago by his father Ken. Mark in his time served as a policeman in the English Police before moving back to work with the Dublin Fire Brigade for a number of years. Mark in recent years spent time in Nepal teaching English. He was very proud Dubliner and an ardent supporter of the Dublin football team. He gained great pleasure from their winning of the Sam Maguire for the fifth time in a row. He was a very pleasant man whose welcoming manner and politeness stood him apart from the rest. Mark will be sadly missed.

His remains reposed at Farrell’s Funeral Home on Friday before being removed to St. Mary’s Church for his Funeral Mass. Following Mass Mark was laid to rest in Clonbonny Cemetery.

To his mother Kay, brothers Alan and Kenneth, sister Niamh, son Conor, relatives and many friends we extend our sincere sympathy.

Congratulations

Many congratulations to both the St. Faithleach’sU14and Senior teams on their winning of county titles on Sunday last. It was a tremendous achievement for the club and it shows that there is a wonderful future ahead for the club.

Bord na Mona Estates Mass

What started out as a Mass for residence and former residents of the Bord na Mona Green estate has become an annual event with growing numbers each year. This year the Mass has been extended to families from the Bord na Mona estates of Cloontuskert and Derryhaun present and past being invited to participate.

The organiser would like to invite everyone that lived in the three estates to Lanesboro for 10am Mass on Thursday 14th November to remember their deceased relatives and to meet and relive old times with former workmates, friends and neighbours.

Following Mass there will be light refreshments in St. Mary’s Parish Hall where everyone is invited to continue the chat and renew old contacts.

What’s in your Wardrobe ladies?

Rathcline GAA is currently organising a ‘refresh your wardrobe’ night out for ladies on Friday 6th Dec in the Parish Hall. It is essentially a dress, handbag, shoes and unwanted gifts sale

It can be supported by donating any pre-loved dresses, shoes, handbags or any unwanted gifts and we will sell them at a fun night out to raise funds for the Club.

All donations will be accepted with gratitude.

Contacts Marie Farrell 0868138773; Pat Connerton 0861617501.

More details regarding the night itself to follow

Golden Opportunity

For many scuba diving creates a great excitement and thrill. The spectacular underwater views create a great exhilaration. The achieving of the required standard means that no matter where you go in the world you can take this skill and explore the underwater world with great confidence.

Allied to the excitement and exhilaration the ability to work as a team in search and rescue brings a great satisfaction. The reward of a successful search and rescue operation can be hugely rewarding to concerned families and friends.

Lough Ree Sub Aqua Club is holding free try a dive in Longford swimming pool at 9pm every Thursday night for the next number of weeks
You will learn how to use scuba equipment in shallow water and get a quick and easy introduction to what it takes to explore the underwater world.
Learn what wearing scuba equipment feels like and how easy it is to move around underwater while wearing it
Find out what it’s like to breathe underwater and learn whether you can be comfortable there
All the equipment you will need is provided by us you just need your togs and swim hat.
Minimum age 18
If you require any further information you can contact a club member of ring any of the following numbers 0879765911, 0879624050 or 0879817784.

Good Luck

Good luck to the Rathcline U20 panel and management on Sunday next 10th November when they take Northern Gaels in the U20 final in Pearse Park at 2.15pm. Go along and support the club.

Where do you Park?

When going to Mass at St. Mary’s Church where do you park? Time and time again reminders are being sent out in relation to parking in the vicinity of the Green and Church Road. Parking on the Green should only be on one side only so as to allow free access for emergency vehicles to enter and exit the estate. When parking please ensure that the entrance to the pathways are left clear. On the Church Road parking should only take place on one side only down as far as the end of the church site. Double parking on this stretch would mean that emergency service vehicles could not get through and have to reverse back down the road as in this area there is no place for turning.

In the coming weeks there will be road surfacing and pipe works happening in the Green estate and everyone is asked to be conscious of this and to realise that some of the cars from the Green may be parked out of the estate on the roadside hence lesser parking spaces in the vicinity of the church.

First Irish Cap

Many congratulations to Jack Tucker, son of Martin and Sarah, Mount Cashel, who won his first cap for Ireland when he was selected to play in the U18 international against Italy in Italy last weekend. Although a last-minute try denied Jack of a winning first cap it was a tremendous honour to represent his country at International level. Jack has made steady progress through the ranks in Connacht Rugby and his elevation to international level is well deserved. We congratulate Jack on his fabulous achievement and are sure that there will be many more days in the green of Ireland in the years to come.

Thank You

The local Pioneer Total Abstinence Association would like to sincerely thank everyone that contributed to their recent Church Gate collection.

Wedding

The marriage took place on Friday 18th October at St. Mary’s Church Lanesboro of Karina Dennigan daughter of Mike and Mary Dennigan, Mahoraveen and Adrian Boyle son of Martin and Irene Boyle, Mullaghmore, Moylough, Co. Galway. Chief bridesmaid was Ashley Dennigan, sister of the bride, bridesmaids were Catriona Higgins friend of the bride and Kayleigh Boyle sister of the groom. Bestman was Stephen Boyle brother of the groom and groomsmen were Damian and Eoin Boyle both brothers of the groom. The marriage ceremony was celebrated by Fr. Michael Reilly, assisted by Fr. Karl Burns PP Moylough. The wedding reception took place in the Hodson Bay Hotel. We would like to wish the happy couple many years of wedded bliss.

Lanesboro Bridge Club

The result of the ‘No Blame’ competition played on Wednesday 16th October were 1st Mike Flynn and Mary Jameson, 2nd Frank Brennan and Una Lawlor, joint 3rd Una Clarke/Cyril Hussey and Eileen Kelly and Mary Mc Gushin.

The competition held on Wednesday 30th October produced the following results N/S 1st Eileen Kelly and Mary Farrell, 2nd Frank and Frances Brennan, 3rd Gemma Douglas and Elish Gray. E/W 1st Brid Mc Dermott and Una Lawlor, 2nd Philomena Walsh and Katharine Harrison and 3rd Una Clarke and Tom Feeney.

By Post

Such has been the demand for the second print of the Sliabh Bán book from home and abroad that it has been decided to offer anyone away from the area the opportunity of having the book posted to them. Begin the conversation with Joe O’Brien joeaobrien@outlook.com phone 086-2460840 or 043 3321107 during shop opening hours and we organise to get the book sent to you.

The book is available for sale in O’Brien’s costing €20 and for post and packaging within Ireland it is an extra €12, GB €32, USA €42, Australia €42, South Africa €42 and EU €41.

Breakfast Morning Returns

Lanesboro Tidy Towns committee is once again hosting what has now become a very popular Breakfast Morning in Lanesboro Parish Hall on Sunday week 17th November from 9 30 am until 12.30 pm. Tickets priced €10 will be on sale locally at the usual outlets. This has proved to be a very successful and enjoyable event over the last few years and I am sure this year will be no different. Since the inception the generosity and support has been fabulous, and it is hoped that this year will exceed all previous years.  The depth of your support is greatly appreciated. The funds raised go towards keeping our town and approach roads in top condition.

It is through your support that the work was done to increase the Tidy Town points by an incredible 17 points. You have played your part in supporting the Breakfast Morning and the weekly lottery draw and for that you must be thanked and it is hoped that you will continue your great support as the committee tries to further enhance the towns beauty and get closer to winning the Tidy Towns competition.

Defibrillator Training

A new course will commence in the near future and if you have not already done the course you must register your interest and if you need a refresher course you must also register your name. To register you should call into Martina O’Brien in the shop, or phone Martina at 043 3321107 or 086-3858934 or email martinaclyne1@gmail.com

These courses are for the Lanesboro, Ballyleague, Kilgefin, Rathcline, Cashel and Killashee communities.

Triathlon Club Membership

If you would like to do a Triathlon, Learn or improve your Swim/Bike/Run. Why not Join Lanesboro Triathlon Club TODAY.
By signing up today, you will get 14 months membership for the price of 12 months. (NOV, DEC 2019 & 2020 SEASON)
Go to www.trilanesboro.com/membership/  for more information.

Club registration for 2020 is open now. Existing members can renew through the TI member areas. New members can use the link below.

http://www.triathlonireland.com/Get-Involv…/ Become-A-Member/

Former Teacher writes sixth book

Many congratulations to former Lanesboro Technical School teacher Seamus McRory, now a Longford Town resident, who recently published his sixth book Born to Lead in Longford Library. Seamus has become a prolific writer in recent years and this book does make an excellent read.

St. John’s Church

A special Remembrance Service for those who died in the wars will take place on Sunday 10th November at 11.30am. All welcome.

In our Library

Knitting & Crochet Club

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

New members always welcome!

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.

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

5-a-side Pitch Open

Bookings are now being taken for weekly rental of the new Ballyboro FC 3G Pitch at Lanesborough Community College. To book in for a 5 side match or a 7 a side game in November please register NOW by signing up with a user account at  www.bookapitch.com and the venue will be there for you to select under BALLYBORO ASTRO. If you want any more details send an e mail please to ballyboroastropitchcommittee@gmail.com 

The new pitch is state of the art 3G and will provide great recreation space for 180 students from the school and another 150 players from the club every day of the week so places will be scarce – but there are plenty of free slots still available as we write on Monday evenings between 6pm and 10pm and Friday night between 6pm and 10pm if you want to book.

The pitches are also available off peak on Saturday and Sunday evening after 4pm. but the advice is to get on the website early before the slots are all gone. Don’t say you were not warned!!! 

Want to Do Something New for the Winter Months?

Why not join Longford toastmasters

This is a very sociable and varied group of people who support each other in their quest to engage in public speaking. The group comprises of beginners who are looking to take their first steps in a safe supportive environment to those that have gone through those steps and have become accomplished speakers. Topics are interesting humorous and suitable to everyone.

If you are not sure if Toastmasters is for you why not come along and see what happens at Toastmasters. Visitors very welcome and there is no obligation to join. The meeting will start at 8.20pm

The next meeting will take place on Thursday 7th November in the Longford Arms Hotel

and continues on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month. If you would like more information, please contact Joe 087 2352070.  Josephegan03@gmail.com or www.longford.toastmastersclub.org  

Longford Toastmasters look forward to welcoming you

25 Card Game

The results of the weekly 25 Drive held in the Parish Hall every Sunday night are 1st Tom Farrell & Jim Horan. Joint 2nd Gerry Ryan & Brendan Hanly / P J & Bridie Glennon.  Last game winners were Peter & Mary Gregg.  Raffle Brendan Hanly/Bridie Glennon/Aidan Carling/Basil Mitchell.

Talk to Us

Are you struggling to cope with life? Would it help to talk about your problems in confidence? It doesn’t matter who you are, how you feel or what happened to you. Call the Samaritans, who are available on Freephone 116123, 24 hours a day and 365 days a year.

Care Champion’s

Are you affected by the cutbacks in home help services? Are you affected by cutbacks in the community?

We are uniting to give a voice to those who are most affected by these harsh decisions and would love to hear from you.

The HSE embargo is having a detrimental effect on people in the community. We believe it is gone too far. We, as people in need of support and those who provide care for them, feel we need to stand united and give a voice to those who are suffering and in need of basic support.

We are a newly formed advocacy group and wish to hear from you so that together we can advocate for the needs of all who need care in the community.

Contact; Majella 0894477018 or Mairead 0872250101

Tidy Towns Lotto

The winning numbers drawn in the Lanesboro Tourism Co-Op on Tuesday morning 22nd October were 1, 10, 12 and 15. There was nobody with the winning numbers and the jackpot pool has now risen to €6,100. The name on the tickets for the €50 prize Stella c/o Mags, and the three winners of €20 each were Mags c/o Mags, Bill Keane, Curraghroe and David Dowd Thureen.

50/50

The 50/50 draw took place on Monday 28th October and the lucky winners of this week’s draw was the Imagen Lawlor c/o John and Una Lawlor, Rathcline Road. The winning pool was €461. Thanks to the Lawlor family for their continued support of the 50/50.

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.

ESB Mass

The annual Mass for deceased members of staff of ESB Lanesborough will be held in the Sports and Social clubhouse on Wednesday 20th November at 8pm.

Ballyboro

Last weekend was a momentous one for the club, as a project that was first mooted at the club’s AGM in September last year finally became a reality. All weekend the new 3 G pitch was a hive of activity with various tams training, and groups of all ages and abilities enjoyed a social hours football. Thanks are due to all who worked so hard to ensure that a facility that cost in excess of a quarter of minion euro became a reality in little more than a year, and fully paid for to boot. A hard-working committee met weekly and left no stone unturned to ensure that the dream became a reality.  The club is deeply grateful to all that helped out in so many ways: to all who staged and supported the numerous fund raising events; to all the generous sponsors; to the Leader company and others for grant aid received; and in particular the club is indebted to the local community, who wholeheartedly rallied behind the project from the start. Th4e 3G pitch and the newly developed state of the art grass pitch are much needed in the area and will be of great benefit for all for many years to come. The club is appreciative of the Lough Ree Park/Shannon Heights Residents Association, and to Sean Moran FAS supervisor and his staff, who provided training facilities for the club over the past few weeks, pending the completion of the 3G pitch.

On this Friday all local national schools will be taking part in a novel 5-a-side Tournament on the 3G pitch. This Tournament is organised by Lanesboro Community College in association with the club. A cup generously sponsored by Stephen Kelly will be presented to the winning teams. There will also be awards for Goal of the Tournament and Player of the Tournament.

The Under 11s started their season with a comprehensive 8-2 win over Mostrim. Team and goalscorers. Mikey Sorohan, Eoin Beatty (1), Ciaran Mc Gloin, Harry Brogan, Dan Casey (1), Rían Hogan (1), Oisin Dillon (2). Subs Eoghan Mullooly (1), John Farrell, Sean Collins, Leon Malkowski (2), Keilon Gilmore, Emre, Evan Rooney.

The U11 girls’ rich vein of form continued with a decisive win over game Gaels United. Team: Emma Dowd, Sophie Cox, Anna Cox, Emma Feeney, Maria Forde, Emma Hoey, Katie Malone. Subs: Marianna Donlon, Laura Rhatigan, Lily Dowd and Eva Brehon.

The Under 9stook part in a Blitz with Ardagh and Inny FC. Ballyboro were represented by Michael Hogan, Ellen Cox, Darragh Shanley, Tom Hession, Darragh Mc Gloin, Conor Kilcoyne and Ethan Donnellan.

In the Connacht U14 Shield a powerful Galway Hibs team proved too good for the Ballyboro lads. Team: Sam Glennon, Ruari Carling, Cormac O’Dowd, Joey Trimble, Josh Crawford, Christian Donlon, James Mimnagh, Alex Forde, Rory Killian, Eoin Cox, Gabriel Klava with sub Kevin Donlon.

Fixtures: The U12s play Castlepollard in the league Cup in Abbeycartron on Sunday at 11am. The U15s play Killoe Celtic in Cullyfad on Saturday at 2pm. The U8swill be taking part in a Blitz in Ballinamore on Saturday starting at 12 noon along with Abbey Rovers and Spartak Granard. The U10s are away to Ballymahon, kick off 12 noon

Rathcline GAA

Under 20 Final

Sunday last in Cashel our U20 team went into battle with Carrick Sarsfields in the semi-final of U20 championship. In recent years there has been a great healthy rivalry with Carrick Sarsfields with little or nothing between any of our club teams. Sunday proved to be no different for the best part of this game and it was not until the later stages that we got the vital scores to see us through to the Final.

The final takes place on Sunday next in Pearse Park at 2.15pm when we take on Northern Gaels in what should be a cracking final. We urge all club supporters to travel to support the team and management for what we hope will be a momentous day for the club.

The panel of players is Jacub Kajun his brother Misco Kajun, Max Webb, Kian Gilmore, Briain Casey, Oran Kenny, Dylan Glancy, Seadhna Ryan, Cillian Flood, Richard Prior, Éanna McGrath, Bryn Peters, Cronan Flood, Padraig Sorohan, Owen Murray, Daniel Curran, Harvey Myhill, Kevin Tansey, Dean O’Reilly, Óisín Kenny, Aaron Farrell, Ultan O’Sullivan, Conor Sorohan. The team is managed by Joey Rooney and his management team is Stephen Rooney, Shane Kenny, Seadna Ryan and Wayne O’Donoghue.

Calling all ladies

The club is currently organising a ‘refresh your wardrobe’ night out for ladies on Friday 6th Dec in the Parish Hall. It is essentially a dress, handbag, shoes and unwanted gifts sale

It can be supported by donating any pre-loved dresses, shoes, handbags or any unwanted gifts and we will sell them at a fun night out to raise funds for the Club.

All donations will be accepted with gratitude.

Contacts Marie Farrell 0868138773; Pat Connerton 0861617501.

More details regarding the night itself to follow

50/50

The 50/50 draw took place on Monday 28th October and the lucky winners of this week’s draw was the Imagen Lawlor c/o John and Una Lawlor, Rathcline Road. The winning pool was €461. Thanks to the Lawlor family for their continued support of the 50/50.

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.

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