Lanesboro Ballyleague notes Monday 7th September

Lanesboro Ballyleague Notes 

When your luck is in 

Last October local man Paul Hunt now residing in England entered a R. Kings draw for a car. Paul, son of Tony and Maura Hunt, Gortgallon, in that draw was the lucky winner of an Audi R8. In this September’s draw Paul was again an entrant and low and behold if his name did not come out again This time the first prize was a magnificent Ferrari 458 Italia.  Congratulations Paul on your fabulous win and let’s hope the old adage comes true the good luck comes in threes.                                                                                

Saddle Up 

Rathcline Senior, Minor and Ladies clubs are delighted to announce the return of ‘Saddle Up for Rathcline’ for 2020. Building on the massive success of the event in 2019 in improving the facilities at Clonbonny the club has embarked on very ambitious plans for 2020. The club this year, with your support, is going to grow and enhance facilities for the club’s junior members. The club will be unveiling their ambitious plans within the next few weeks.    

A main fundraiser for this project is the ‘Saddle Up’ and that will take place on Saturday next 12th September. The cycle route will be from Lanesboro along the Royal Canal up to Mullingar Pewter and back to the club house in Clonbonny. The cycle is over 120Km and there will be the option of doing the complete cycle or a 15Km or more relay stage. Teams of     4 costs €50 per person. Bicycles will be provided for those on the relays there will be return journeys back to your car.  

The club is hoping that the cycle will have a unique part to it by it being the first to be able to cycle across the new walkway/cycleway. Presently the Born na Mona workers on the project are working very hard to be able to provide a route across.  However, there is a huge amount of work to be done and all we can hope is that there will be a fine weather week ahead to give the workers the chance at finishing the route.            

If you cannot do the cycle and would like to contribute to the cycle you can do so on the Go Fund Me page using the following link                         

https://www.gofundme.com/f/Rathcline-gaa

Autumn creeps in  

With the national schools and Lanesboro Community College and second level schools now re-opened following their five month lay-off. With the boat traffic on the Shannon slowed to almost a trickle and with less traffic through the town it is a sign that summer is on the wane and Autumn is upon us once again.  

With the lockdown happening almost 26 weeks ago and no foreign visitors that each summer brightens our town we thought that the summer season on the river and hence our community would be a very quiet one but it was not to be with the arrival of the Irish tourists to the river making it a lively place.    

This year has been unique and with the weather getting cooler we are moving into a time like never before with great uncertainty. It will be a time of unpredictability and this will cause a concern for our old and vulnerable.       

Autumn and winter always bring along the long nights, in normal times there would always have been a host of social outlets that people could have been involved themselves with but this autumn and winter is sure to bring a new norm for everyone. Covid 19 it seems will be with us for a time to come and we must ensure that whatever we can we must do in creating a practical solution to make sure our vulnerable do not feel isolated throughout these dark days and longer nights.                                                     

Death 

There are very few times that an entire community can be grief  stricken by the death of a  person but this was the case when we learned the news of the death at Galway Clinic on   Tuesday 1st September of  Sean Farrell, ‘Iowa’  Ballyleague. There are not enough column   inches for the accolades superlatives that I could deservedly write on Sean suffice to say that he was a marvellous person, husband, father and friend to so many. Sean was reared in a way of caring and warmth which he carried with him throughout his life. He joined the Gardaí a number of years back where his tour of duty over that time was legendary and where his deeds and actions were always done in a caring and thoughtful manner.  After a time, away Sean and his wife Pauline returned to his hometown of Ballyleague, built their home on the family plot and reared their family. His demeanour made him instantly recognisable to young and old where the warmest of smiles and cheery hello were his trademark. Sean had been ill for a relatively short period of time. He bore his illness with a determination, strength and dignity that was he quality of the man. It is hard to imagine that a man that was so widely admired and popular was a quiet and reserved man whose time and energy was devoted to his family. He was a very well-read and learned man who had an insatiable desire for knowledge. The attendance at the removal of his remains from his home on Thursday morning to the Church of the Holy Rosary, Ballyleague and again after his Funeral Mass bore ample testimony to the esteem in which Sean was held.    

To his wife Pauline, son, Adam, daughter, Leah, relatives, many friends and Garda colleagues we extend our sincere sympathy                                                                         

Drive-In Bingo 

The St. Faithleach’s Drive-in Bingo will continue on Sunday next 13th September at the club grounds. There will be €2,400 in prizemoney to be won and the first game will start at 3pm. This is affording you the opportunity to pass a Sunday afternoon along with the chance of going home with some extra money in your pocket.          

Roscommon Biography 

The fascinating A Dictionary of Roscommon Biography is selling remarkably well so much so that the book has almost sold its entire first issue. With numbers quickly running out it is very important that you pick up your copy of this huge volume. For just €30 you are receiving a hugely interesting and invaluable book steeped with an amazing amount of detail and interest for us all. The book can be purchased in O’Brien’s.              

Vacancy                             

The Church View estate has an immediate vacancy for a Rural Social Scheme worker.                                                                                                                                                  

To qualify the person will need to have or have the use of a Herd Number and be in receipt of a social protection payment, i.e. job seekers allowance or farm assist. The hers Number can be in the parents or sibling’s name. 

The vacancy will involve maintaining the estate, cutting and trimming grass, litter control, weeding and caring for plant beds etc. 

The hours will be 19.5 per week or similar arrangement. Full stamp will be provided. 

For more information contact Longford Community Resources clg. Rural Social Scheme Section, phone 0433345555 or contact JP 0868536435. 

Towns Lotto Winner                                                                                    

The Lanesboro Tidy Towns lotto on was held Tuesday 25th August. After a long number of weeks rising by to €8,600the lotto was finally won. Brian Farrell, Lehery, was the lucky person with the four valuable numbers of 3, 9, 23 and 25. Congratulations Brian on your great win. The €50 prize was won by Celine Hester Knock and the three x €20 prizes were won by Joe O’Brien, Corner Shop, F&E Clyne, Corrigeen and Jimmy Tarmey, Cloontuskert. 

The numbers drawn in the Lanesboro Tidy Towns Lotto on Tuesday 1st September were 7, 15, 19 and 26. There was nobody with these four numbers and the jackpot for the draw on Tuesday 18th August stood at €1,600. The consolation prize of €50 went to Ciara Feeney, Tullyvrane, and the three €20 prizes went to Martin c/o Mags, Martina Healy, Cloonadra and M&E Hanley, “The Turlough”.  

The committee would like to congratulate Brian on his great win and urges your support for the lotto and thanks you for your continued great support.   

Cloontuskert Cemetery 

Due to Covid 19 restrictions sadly there will be no Cemetery Sunday this year. 

We propose to have a Mass offered in the church at an available date. 

The committee depend each year on your kind donations to maintain and offset the expenses associated in the upkeep of the Cemetery.  

As there will be no collection in the Cemetery this year we appeal for your support, anyone who wishes to make a donation can do so by contacting any of the following Frank Curley Treasurer Sean Carty Johnny Malone Peter Cox or to our go-fund me page  

https://gf.me/u/ywwdx9

We also have a donation box at the entrance of both Cemeteries which can be used on your visit to the Cemetery. 

Your continued support is greatly appreciated ‘ 

Masses next weekend  

For next week you will see the townlands arrangements below. 

Saturday 12th September 7.30pm Mass the following areas Fermoyle, G reen Gardens, Gurteengar, Killinure, Knock Manor 

Sunday 13th September 9.30am Mass it is the turn of Knock, Lehery and Lismacmanus.. 

11.30am Mass on Sunday 13th September with Mass for Lisduff, Lisnacusha, Lisrevagh, Mahoraveen,  Main  Street and Mount Davis.  

Holy Hour will take place every Friday in St. Mary’s church from 6 until Mass time at     7pm.  

Confessions will take place in the side room of the church from 6.30pm every Friday evening prior to Mass 

Leaving Cert Results 

The anxious wait of the past number of months came to an end on Monday last when the results of the Leaving Cert became known. I can only hope that everyone achieved the number of points that they required to further their education.   

Not only was this a unique and historic Leaving Certificate with teachers and the Department allocating the points due to the Covid19 pandemic but it was a more stressful time for both the students and their parents. The days are much brighter ahead and let’s up that the students will flourish in their chosen paths.          

Rathcline Lotto  

The draw of the 50/50 took place on Monday night 31st August in the Yacht Bar. The jackpot pool stood at €198 and the winning ticket was in the name of Alan Fayne, Cullentra 

The 50/50 draw on Monday 7th August took place in the Adie’s Bar  

The club apricates the support of everyone that bought tickets for the first draw and we look forward to greater support driving the 50/50 pool to record heights. 

Last Notification 

As there was no Mass at Rathcline Cemetery to celebrate the life of the people buried there the annual collection for the upkeep was not taken up. If you would like to donate to the upkeep of the graveyard you can do so by dropping your contribution in and envelope into the box in O’Brien’s Shop. 

Yemen Appeal 

Listening to  Mike Magan, Killashee being interviewed by Damien O’Reilly on CountryWide on Saturday morning could not but bring a great sadness to your heart when you heard of the living conditions and suffering that is happening in Yemen at the moment.   

Mike had started a campaign and was asking for farmers to donate the “milk from a cow for a day”. Non-dairy and non-farmers are also invited to contribute in an effort to alleviate some of the need for food that is so badly needed in Yemen. If you would like to donate you are invited to log onto www.redcross.ie  and go to Yemen Appeal to make your donation.                      

Living Well 

The next programme dates are the 9th,14th 22nd of September and 2nd November 

If you are living with a long-term health condition you may be interested in doing the Living Well ProgrammeThis is a six-week programme delivered in 2.5-hour weekly sessions where you will learn new skills to manage your health condition on a day to day basis. More now than ever it is important we look after are mental and physical health. Full training will be given to all participants in using the online platform 

Please note you do not have to disclose your health condition on the programme.  Please contact Olga on 086 6078950 or by email olga.maguire@mayocil.ie   

You can find out more information on the programme on our website:  https://www.hse.ie/eng/health/hl/selfmanagement/living-well-programme/        

Lanesboro Library 

Lanesboro Library Opening Hours Extended 

Browse & Borrow service available on the following days- Wednesday and Friday 10am-1pm & 2-4pm and Saturday from 10am-1pm 

For the well-being of everyone, please note the following: 

  • Visitor numbers will be limited to two customers or 1 family in the Library at any one time.  Please queue safely outside the building. 
  • All Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. 
  • Please wear a face covering when using our building – Thank You. 
  • Book Return:  Books can be returned through the Book Drop to the side of front door. 
  • Computers/Internet:  Public P.C.’s are available for use – Please phone 0433321291 to book your 30-minute time slot. 
  • Printing Services: Printing, Photocopying & Scanning service are available – Please phone 043 3321291 to book your time slot. 
  • Hand Sanitisation: Sanitisation Stations must be used and will be available at the entrance and within the library. 
  • Social Distancing and Respiratory Etiquette must always be observed. 
  • If you or anyone at home has symptoms of Covid-19, please DO NOT visit the Library, or return books for 72 hours, after you have completed a 14-day isolation 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 

You can contact Library on: email lanesborolibrary@longfordcoco.ie , on Facebook you can private message: @lanesborolibrary, or telephone Stella: 043 3321291 

Ballyboro  

Managers will have Registration Forms for the new season available at training for existing players. New players will be very welcome. All players can avail of the new state of the art Astro Pitch which is proving to be increasingly popular. Contact John Tynan at 087 6221894, Carol Donlon at 083 8680941, Ann McGloin at 087 9185446, or Eamonn Bolger at 087 2473772 for more information. 

The Under 14s played Killoe Celtic in an entertaining friendly game on Sunday. The game finished 3-2 in favour of Ballyboro with Wesley Hughes (2) and Aidan Kelly the goal scorers. Ballyboro: Paulius Rasa, Brendan Mulvihill, Aidan Kelly, Wesley Hughes, Jack Beattie, Billy Murray, Euan Cullen, Rian Hogan, Luke Johnstone Murphy, Nathan McCloat. Subs: Conn Maxwell and Ethan Slattery. 

The new season kicks off on Saturday week 19th with games for the under 11s, under 13s, and under 15s.On Sunday 20th the under 12s and under 14s will be in action. Fun leagues for the under 8s, under 9s, and under 10s will commence on Saturday 26th. 

Rathcline GAA 

Saddle Up 

Rathcline Senior, Minor and Ladies clubs are delighted to announce the return of ‘Saddle Up for Rathcline’ for 2020. Building on the massive success of the event in 2019 in improving the facilities at Clonbonny the club has embarked on very ambitious plans for 2020. The club this year, with your support, is going to grow and enhance facilities for the club’s junior members. The club will be unveiling their ambitious plans within the next few weeks.    

A main fundraiser for this project is the ‘Saddle Up’ and that will take place on Saturday next 12th September. The cycle route will be from Lanesboro along the Royal Canal up to Mullingar Pewter and back to the club house in Clonbonny. The cycle is over 120Km and there will be the option of doing the complete cycle or a 15Km or more relay stage. Teams of     4 costs €50 per person. Bicycles will be provided for those on the relays there will be return journeys back to your car.  

The club is hoping that the cycle will have a unique part to it by it being the first to be able to cycle across the new walkway/cycleway. Presently the Born na Mona workers on the project are working very hard to be able to provide a route across.  However, there is a huge amount of work to be done and all we can hope is that there will be a fine weather week ahead to give the workers the chance at finishing the route.            

If you cannot do the cycle and would like to contribute to the cycle you can do so on the Go Fund Me page using the following link            

https://www.gofundme.com/f/Rathcline-gaa             

https://www.gofundme.com/f/Rathcline-gaa

Well Done 

The club would like to congratulate Killashee on reaching the County Intermediate Final and wish them the very best of luck when they take on Ardagh/Moydow. 

50/50 

The draw of the 50/50 took place on Monday night 31st August in the Yacht Bar. The jackpot pool stood at €198 and the winning ticket was in the name of Alan Fayne, Cullentra 

The 50/50 draw on Monday 7th August took place in the Adie’s Bar  

The club apricates the support of everyone that bought tickets for the first draw and we look forward to greater support driving the 50/50 pool to record heights. 

Last Man Standing 

The club is running a Last man Standing for the Premier League that starts on Saturday next 12th September. The entry fee is €10, the winning prize will depend on the number of people entering the competition. To enter the competition, you are asked to follow the link below. https://www.klubfunder.com/Clubs/Rathcline_GAA/Rathcline_Premier_League_Last_Man        

Leaving Cert Results 

The Leaving Cert results came out on Monday morning and we hope that everyone got the points that they were seeking to further their education.    

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