Lanesboro Ballyleague notes Monday 10th February 2020

Lanesboro Ballyleague Notes

Sympathy

It is sad to relate the passing of former Green resident Noel Duffy on Monday 3rd February. Noel along with his late wife Gertrude came to live on the Green when Noel got a job inboard na Mona. Noel was a man with a quiet and gentle manner. He will be fondly remembered by all his former workmates and Green residents. In recent times lived in Longford Town. We extend our deepest sympathy to his sisters Deirdre and Eithne, brother Fr. Edmund, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Noel reposed at Glennon’s Funeral Home, Longford on Thursday where followed a service in celebration of Noel’s Life also in the funeral home. Afterwards Noel was laid to rest alongside Gertrude in Clonbonny Cemetery.

New Defibrillator

Fermoyle National School Parent’s Association are hoping to purchase a Defibrillator to be installed outside Fermoyle School in the coming year. This will be of great benefit to the students and staff attending the school, along with the wider Community who reside in the surrounding areas.

The Parent’s Association has already received a generous donation from Innis Ree Lodge Nursing Home and Lanesboro ESB, so the remaining cost to install this lifesaving device is €2,000. We are reaching out for your support to help complete the purchase of the Defibrillator.

If you could please help support this worthy cause with any donation or sponsorship, it would be greatly appreciated.

Please make contact with any of the following members of Fermoyle Parent’s Association if you are able to do so: Karen Johnston, Eilish Dillon, Deirdre Kenny, Audrey Sorohan, Sinéad Farrell, Serena Gibbons or Siobhan Curran. You can also contact via email at fermoyleparents@gmail.com 

Sympathy

We would like to extend our deepest sympathy to Tommy Kelly, Clonadra and his family on the death on Tuesday 4th February of his brother John Joseph Kelly, Turrock, Dysart, Roscommon.

Next Blood Donation Clinic

The next blood donation clinic locally will take place in the Longford Arms Hotel on Tuesday 25th Wednesday 26th and Thursday 27th February. The clinic will be open from 4.30pm to 8pm each day.

There are eight different blood types and at the end of this week there was only full supply for two. Please make every effort to attend help ensure that all blood types are fully available for the continuous urgent blood need.

Thank You

The organisers of the Lourdes Pilgrimage Fund church gate collection last weekend would like to sincerely thank everyone who generously contributed to the collection. With the weather being so atrocious and storm Ciara was blowing strongly the sum donated was €532. If you did not get to contribute and you would still like to, you can leave your contribution into O’Brien’s Shop for collection or to Breda Moran.

Change of Date

Due to totally unforeseen circumstances the Éigse Pete Carberry weekend of Uilleann Piping and Irish Music had to be put back a week. The music weekend will now take place on Friday 24th, Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th April in Lanesboro. The change of date is due to the announcement of the Longford County Fleadh Cheoil taking place on 18th and 19th April the original date of Éigse Pete Carberry.

Last year was a hugely successful inaugural Éigse Pete Carberry weekend remembering the piping of Pete Carberry. Musicians came from all over the country to celebrate the piping of Pete and the musical exploits of the Carberry family. Many of his children and grandchildren have followed the Irish Music tradition of Pete. The weekend music expanded from St. Mary’s Hall to the library, bars and shops creating a vibrant atmosphere throughout Lanesboro and Ballyleague. The uniqueness of the sound quality had to be heard to be believed.

We are expecting that the second Éigse Pete Carberry weekend will be another rousing occasion and it is most definitely be a weekend not to be missed. If you want to hear Irish Music in its purist state and played like you cannot believe, then you must be in Lanesboro for the weekend. As mentioned previously the weekend date had to be changed from the original date and it will now take place in Lanesboro on Friday 24th, Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th April

The committee is receiving requests for all types of accommodation for the weekend and if you can help in putting people up you can drop an email to me joeaobrien@outlook.com  phone 0862460840 or call into the shop and leave your name.

Weekly Card Game

The results of the weekly 25 card game held on Sunday night last 9th February were 1st Joe Rooney and Packie Feeney, 2nd Joe Dolan and Brendan Casey. The last game winners were Peter and Mary Gregg. The raffle winners were Pat Rock, Freda Connaughton, Mike Flynn and Jack Bannon.

Election Distraction

Following the voting on Saturday in the General Election we are still on tender hooks as to the outcome of the election. The excitement of every count throughout Sunday and Monday is awaited with great interest in the hope that we will have one if not two TD’s in the county in the end. At the time of writing there is no conclusion to the counting.

A major distraction happened in the case of a young Ardagh/Moydow young man on Saturday night in the famous Millrose Games in New York. Cian Mc Phillips a young man was invited by games organiser Longford man Ray Flynn to take part. Cian showed the tremendous potential talent he is displaying on this side of the Atlantic when he showed a clean pair of heels to some of the very best Junior runners in the USA. Cian took part in the 1500m and came home very comfortably in a time of 4:10.95. We congratulate Cian on his tremendous achievement on Saturday and we wish him the very best for the future. As a community we are delighted that he is putting Longford county to the forefront in the world of athletics.

We look forward to great electoral results to finish off a great weekend for Longford.

Arrival of Quads

Diarmuid and Maithiú Hanly, Lehery spent a long night with one of the ewes on their family farm and their time and patience really paid off when the ewe had quads. It was the first time in many years that the Hanly’s had quads during their lambing season and it was great to have these two young budding farmers on hand to act as midwives. The pictures shows Maithiú (l) and Diarmuid (r) each holding two of the quads while the proud mother looks on.

Ballyleague NS Enrolment

Ballyleague N.S. Enrolment: Parents of new entrants who wish to enrol their children for School Academic Year 2020/2021 are invited to visit the school on Wednesday week, 19th February from 2:15pm until 3pm. If this date/time is unsuitable, please contact the school on 043-3321906 to make alternative arrangements. We look forward to meeting you on the day.

Roscommon Community Challenge

Roscommon Community Challenge 2020 This Challenge organised by the Roscommon Sports Park Committee takes place on Friday March 6th and entails a 5 and 10 k Moonlight walk/run around Roscommon Town. It promises to be a fun filled challenging one and will include all our community, of every ability and age. It will take place in Roscommon Town on the evening of Friday March 6th.   Currently there are 100+ participants taking part in biweekly training sessions and organisers hope to have a field of over 350 and more taking part in the actual event. This event is about community, it’s about involvement it’s about being the best and fittest you can be. It’s about not just sailing into the next decade it’s about hitting it hard and running or walking fast into it. By taking part in this event you are most likely to continue your healthy journey into the year and indeed decade.  Running and walking classes are facilitated by Noel Feeley and his staff at Roscommon Sports Partnership and organisers are very indebted to them for their help and dedication. Classes take place from the Astro pitch at Roscommon Community Park each Monday and Wednesday at 7pm. Classes cater for walkers’ runners and runner/walkers, beginners and the more experienced. Participants cover an age range of 10 to 70, so everyone is included. Funds raised by this event will be used towards the completion of the dressing and meeting rooms at Roscommon Community Sports Park and Roscommon Special Olympics Club. The Astro turf pitches were completed in 2014 and are very busy every night of the week. The new dressing rooms and meeting rooms will compliment an already super facility.   Special Olympics Roscommon were delighted to be offered the opportunity to avail of the top half of this building on a permanent basis where they will be able to organise extra sessions,  in more codes and also provide more opportunities for their members aged 3 to 60 years of age. The meeting rooms will also be available to other groups who may wish to use the facilities. The building will also include a Changing Places accredited facility, which will be the first of its kind in county Roscommon., if you would like to take part you can sign up using this link

https://www.popupraces.ie/race/roscommon-community-challenge-2020/    More information available on our Facebook page Roscommon community challenge 2020    There are also a range of sponsorship opportunities for companies and business to get involved and due recognition will be given to all who donate.  For further details on how you can get involved please contact Jacqueline Mc Cormack on 0861721181 jacquelinemc@eircom.net or Una Doolan on 0868033503 una.doolan@gmail.com

Lanesboro Bridge Club

The results of the competition held on Wednesday 29th January were: N/S 1st Mike Flynn and Mary McGushin, 2nd Frank and Frances Brennan and 3rd Philomena Walsh and Katharine Harrison. E/W 1st Brid Mc Dermott and Una Lawlor, 2nd Mary Farrell and Tom Feeney and 3rd Mae Casey and Noreen Dunne.

Our Library Events

Children’s Art Course

Six week Children’s Art Course with Stephanie of Hanlon Art Works, will begin on Saturday next 15th February  from 11am to 12noon.
All materials will be provided and children will learn to paint on canvas, slate, paper etc over the course of the six weeks.
Cost of the course is €10 per week.
Places are limited to 10 children so early booking is advised!
Contact library on 0433321291 or email lanesborolibrary@longfordcoco.ie to book your place.

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.

Easter Flower Arranging Workshop

A four-week Easter Flower Arranging Workshop with Mary Holmes will start on Monday February 24th at Lanesboro Library – 6.30 to 8pm. Cost of course is €40.

Places are limited. To book contact library on 0433321291 or email lanesborolibrary@longfordcoco.ie

Foreign Currency & Used Stamps

We are still collecting unwanted foreign currency and old coins/notes in aid of Koins for Kids.  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

Ballyboro FC Oskar Night DVD

A limited number of the Ballyboro Oskar Night DVD’s are on sale and it gives you a chance to relive the great drama of that special Movie night. In total there were 8 films produced and great memories of a special year. DVD on sale in O’Brien’s Corner shop now. Priced €20 each and special offer of 3 DVDs for €50. Postal orders (€30 each) will be taken by e mail only at: ballyboroastropitchcommittee@gmail.com 

5-a-side booking

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 

Tidy Towns Lotto

The winning numbers drawn in the Lanesboro Tourism Co-Op on Tuesday morning 4th February were 6, 7, 8 and 16. There was nobody with the winning numbers and the jackpot pool has now risen to €7,300. The €50 prize winner was Yvonne Chalmers, Barnacor and three winners of the €20 were; Liam Connerton, Lanesboro, Antoinette Skelly, Newtowncashel and Geraldine Skelly, Aughamore.

50/50

The 50/50 draw took place on Monday 3rd February and the envelope drawn out was in the name of Johnny Smyth, Weekfield. This week’s winning pool was €322.

You have four options when buying your tickets, (1) buy your €2 ticket, (2) 3 the 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

The weather proved to be a real spoilsport on Sunday with all games scheduled postponed due to the weather.

Three games went ahead on Saturday despite the inclement conditions. The under 10s along with their opponents Melview Tigers braved the stormy conditions to produce a closely contested game laced with no little skill. The Tigers just edged the scoreline by a margin of four goals to three. Jack Cassidy with a brace and Shane Farrell scored for Ballyboro. Team: Stephen Farrell, Hayden Smyth, Tim Kenny, Shane Farrell, Jack Cassidy, Darragh Donlon, Alfie Brehon. Subs: Elliott Johnston, Mikolai Wolowiec, Aleysha Kaya, Aydin Odemis, Cathal Hanley, Lorcan Hanley, Charlie Boardman.

After a sluggish start the under 13s gradually asserted control in their game with Inny Rovers. Ethan Slattery’s well taken goal settled the team and they went on to play with their customary fluidity to eventually win by five goals to one. Goalscorers were Christian Donlon (3), Ethan Slattery (1), Ben Murphy (1). Team: Ronan Cox, Anthony Cox, David Cox, Jack Casey, Jack Brogan, Billy Murray, Euan Cullen, Christian Donlon, Rian Shanley, Ben Murphy, Ethan Slattery. Subs: Brendan Mulvihill, Daniel Hogan, Luke Johnston, Paulius Rasa.

The under 8s fielded three teams who braved the cold weather to display great enthusiasm and teamwork in their Blitz with Inny Rovers. Thomas Fallon, AJ Brehon, Niall Morgan, Chloe Kilcoyne, Sean Hogan, Jay Flynn, Brian Raftery, Amelia Bury, Karol Makiela, David Kenny, Saoirse Dillon, Caden Donlon, Finn Fallon, Ben Cassidy, Aidan Cox, Donal Cox, Malachy Martin and Joe Greally were on duty for Ballyboro.

Fixtures:  The under 12s play Newtown Cubs in Abbeycartron on Sunday at 2pm. The under 13s play Newtown in Abbeycartron on Saturday at 11am. The under 14s play Killoe Celtic in Abbeycartron on Sunday, kick off 11am. The under 15s are away to Ballymahon on Saturday,11am kick off. The under 9s will be taking part in a Blitz in Dernafest Lough Gowna along with UCL Harps and Stonepark on Saturday starting at 11am. The under 11s play Inny FC in Streete on Saturday at 11am.

Rathcline

Special General Meeting

Following the club being unable to form an executive committee for the coming year at the AGM a week ago there will be a Special General Meeting taking place on his coming Thursday night at 8pm in the clubhouse in Clonbonny.

The prospects for the forming of a new committee appears to be definite and we would encourage supporters, players and GAA people within the parish and outside to come along and show support for the new executive.

50/50

The 50/50 draw took place on Monday 3rd February and the envelope drawn out was in the name of Johnny Smyth, Weekfield. This week’s winning pool was €322.

Don’t forget the 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.

Join Club Longford

Rathcline are well represented with Club Longford with John Finn, Seadhna Ryan and current county chairman Albert Cooney all founder members.

Club Longford in now up and running and everyone is encouraged to join up and help in the promotion of football and hurling in the county. psychopath

When you join Club Longford you will receive a Longford GAA hat and pen. You will be added to a text service and receive text alert with announcements about the senior team before league and championship games. You will be entered into a draw for Two Football and Hurling All-Ireland final tickets. Joining will cost you just €40 and you can do so by logging onto www.clublongford.ie

Roscommon Community Challenge

Roscommon Community Challenge 2020 This Challenge organised by the Roscommon Sports Park Committee takes place on Friday March 6th and entails a 5 and 10 k Moonlight walk/run around Roscommon Town. It promises to be a fun filled challenging one and will include all our community, of every ability and age. It will take place in Roscommon Town on the evening of Friday March 6th.   Currently there are 100+ participants taking part in biweekly training sessions and organisers hope to have a field of over 350 and more taking part in the actual event. This event is about community, it’s about involvement it’s about being the best and fittest you can be. It’s about not just sailing into the next decade it’s about hitting it hard and running or walking fast into it. By taking part in this event you are most likely to continue your healthy journey into the year and indeed decade.  Running and walking classes are facilitated by Noel Feeley and his staff at Roscommon Sports Partnership and organisers are very indebted to them for their help and dedication. Classes take place from the Astro pitch at Roscommon Community Park each Monday and Wednesday at 7pm. Classes cater for walkers’ runners and runner/walkers, beginners and the more experienced. Participants cover an age range of 10 to 70, so everyone is included. Funds raised by this event will be used towards the completion of the dressing and meeting rooms at Roscommon Community Sports Park and Roscommon Special Olympics Club. The Astro turf pitches were completed in 2014 and are very busy every night of the week. The new dressing rooms and meeting rooms will compliment an already super facility.   Special Olympics Roscommon were delighted to be offered the opportunity to avail of the top half of this building on a permanent basis where they will be able to organise extra sessions,  in more codes and also provide more opportunities for their members aged 3 to 60 years of age. The meeting rooms will also be available to other groups who may wish to use the facilities. The building will also include a Changing Places accredited facility, which will be the first of its kind in county Roscommon., if you would like to take part you can sign up using this link

https://www.popupraces.ie/race/roscommon-community-challenge-2020/    More information available on our Facebook page Roscommon community challenge 2020    There are also a range of sponsorship opportunities for companies and business to get involved and due recognition will be given to all who donate.  For further details on how you can get involved please contact Jacqueline Mc Cormack on 0861721181 jacquelinemc@eircom.net or Una Doolan on 0868033503 una.doolan@gmail.com

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