Lanesboro Ballyleague Notes 22nd March’10

Lanesboro – Ballyleague Notes

Support our Young in the Community Games

The Lanesboro Community Games Committee would like to acknowledge thanks to all who contributed to the recent church gate collection.  The amount raised will go towards affiliation fees and the running of the local community games.  Also thanks to all who collected.  If you are interested in helping out with the running of this event.  Please let Joe or Martina O’Brien know and they will advise the committee.

Sympathy

We would like to extend our heartfelt sympathy to Maura and Sean Kenny and extended family, Fermoyle and Moyne on the death of Maura’s father John Murphy, Moyne on Thursday last.
St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Wednesday last was a day fitting for our national saint. The was bright and mild and the parade in his honour was to start at St. Faithleach’s club grounds at 2.30pm. The town was bedecked in flags and buntings and it was wonderful to see the effort being made by everybody. For the first time in living history a pig was being roasted on a spit by local butcher Terry Mc Loughlin and it proved to be a huge attraction and source of food for the ravenous throng that turned out to support the parade.

The parade duly commenced at the appointed time led by the local Gardai and Longford Pipe Band and it was not long before it came into view as it rounded the bend at the Lifebelt Bar. The crowd that lined the street was absolutely huge, the largest that has been seen in town since the parade started three years ago. The turnout is an acknowledgement to the participants and organisers for the excellent work they have done in the run up to St. Patrick’s Day.

The organising committee in the Lough Ree Co-Op, all the clubs, associations and businesses must take tremendous credit for the excellent parade and the efforts they put in to make it such a wonderful success.

Naomh Olaf’s come to Lanesboro

Gerard Kirwan along with his Naomh Olaf’s under 12 team will come to Lanesboro to take part in an under 12 competition hosted by Shannon Gaels and will also include neighbours Southern Gaels – a Killashee/Cashel combination.  I hope that a huge crowd from the parish will come out to welcome these young Dublin players to our parish and support our own hardy young players as they take on the Dubs and Southern Gaels. The schedule for the day is 12:15 – Olaf 2 v Shannon Gaels, 13:00 – Olaf 1 v Newtowncashel/Killashee, 14:00 – Olaf 1 v Shannon Gaels, 14:45 – Olaf 2 v Newtowncashel/Killashee. As you can see this is a day filled with football and we hope for a wonderful day. The presentation and food will take place at 3.30

Come along and have a great day with your own Shannon Gaels club and support their efforts in bring top class underage football to Lanesboro. In years gone by the Kirwan name was synonymous with the Shannon Gaels and Rathcline club and it is particularly great to see Gerard coming home with his adopted club.

Photograph sent from Margaret Mullooly of Melanie Smith to be included with Lough Ree AC if at all possible.

Again Nenagh’s Sports Complex was the venue for the second day of the Connaught Indoor Athletic Championships. The club had only two youngsters in action, Melanie Smith in the girls under 16 High Jump and Rachael Costello in the under 14 event.

The club regard Rachael as one of their better athletes and she was first into action on Saturday on what turned out to be a disastrous day for her. She was very disappointed with her performance. No doubt the days ahead will be brighter for Rachael and she will chalk Saturday down as a learning experience.

Connaught Silver: Melanie fared better. The Abbeylara athlete cleared 1.45m and failed at 1.5m, but her effort was good enough to take her to the runner-up position and the silver medal. Well done Mel!

The National Indoors finals will take place over next weekend. The club has two qualifiers – Larissa Noone in the under 12 shot putt and Melanie Smith in the under 16 High Jump. The club wishes them well and they await a timetable for the events.

Annual Partners 25

The Annual Partner 25 will take place in the Co-Op Hall on Good Friday night week 2nd April for a prize fund of €500. The game will commence at 9pm sharp and tickets are priced at €5. Tickets are on sale in O’Brien’s or from Tom Feeney.

Search for a Star DVD

The much awaited ‘Search for a Star’ DVD is now on sale in O’Brien’s. Due to the economic climate we now find ourselves, this year, the club decided to sell the DVD at the cost price of €15.

Shannon Gaels Minor Club

The club welcomes Naomh Olaf’s from Dublin to Lanesboro on Sunday next to take part in a tournament that will also include Southern Gaels. The first game is scheduled for 12.15 and we look forward to seeing all club supporters there.

The club would like to extend their deepest sympathy to Maura Kenny, Fermoyle and her family on the death of her father John Murphy, Moyne who died on Thursday last 18th March.

The Search for a Star DVD is now available and on sale in O’Brien’s. The cost of the DVD is €15.

Previously in the notes I stated that you could log into teamer.net for all the up-to-date news on the minor club but I got it a little wrong. The procedure is that you contact Jimmy Flood and he will set it in motion to have you registered. This is very essential for all players and their parents as a constant stream of information will be put up on the site on a very regular basis. Contact Jimmy by phoning 086-2540239.

Hard luck to the minor team who were beaten by a very strong Slashers team in Farneyhoogan on Sunday last.

Team mentors are reminded that this year it is expected that they will furnish immediately following their games a report including scoreline, panel and scorers and a short description of the game. The report will be published on the club’s teamer.net website. The club see this new initiative an extremely important record of all the minor club activities now and into the future.

Val leads San Francisco Parade

Congratulations to Val Kirwan who had the privilege of leading the San Francisco St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Val a member of the San Francisco Police Department was leading the parade on his SFPD motorcycle. This was the second time that the honour of leading the parade. Val also had the honour of raising the flag, not once but twice, which is an integral part of the day’s celebration and an acknowledgement of the contribution to the Irish Community in San Francisco.

During last year Val was the outrider for the GAA All Stars when they visited San Francisco and according to reports from those that travelled Val treated them like royalty and they have fond memories of him.

Well done Val and it is wonderful to hear of locals making waves worldwide.

Coffee Morning supporting Daffodil Day

Ballyleague Lanesboro Active Age group will hold a Coffee Morning in support of national Daffodil Day on Friday next 26th March in St. Mary’s Hall, Lanesboro from 11am to 1pm. You are encouraged to support an excellent cause.

Lough Ree Athletic Club AGM

Unfortunately the AGM is rather late this year. It has been fixed for Wednesday week 24th March at 9pm in the St. Mary’s parish Hall.

This meeting is hugely important for all the athletes in the club and it follows that the parents of these athletes not only should attend but must attend. If you have an interest in continuing the growth and the development of athletics in the area and you do not have competing family you are also encouraged to attend. The ideas and suggestions of everybody will be greatly appreciated.

Birth

Congratulations to Michael and Sinead Gannon, Moneen on the recent birth of a baby girl.

St John’s Church Easter Ceremonies

The Services for the St. John’s Church congregation at Easter are as follows; Easter Service in St. John’s Church on Wednesday 31st March at 8pm. Service on Good Friday will take place in St. Coman’s Church Roscommon at 8pm. Easter Eve Holy Communion Service will take place in St. John’s Church at 9pm. On Easter Sunday Holy Communion Service will take place in St. Coman’s Church Roscommon at 11.30am

Trip to Tanzania

Orla Collins will hold a fundraising event in order to help her raise money for her trip to Tanzania. The event will take place in Fallon’s bar Newtowncashel on Easter Sunday night. Music on the night will be supplied by Fran Deffew.

Western Alzheimers

Is holding their Annual Tea Day on Friday April 9th.  The Organisation is appealing for people once more to hold a Tea Day in their community, their own homes or place or work.  In this way you can help carers in your community and their relatives suffering from Alzheimer disease.  If you would like to hold a Tea Day, please contact 090 6627816 Roscommon Office, Monday to Friday 9.30a.m. – 5p.m.

 

Roscommon Garden Club

The club will meet on Monday night next 29th March at 8p.m. in the Abbey Hotel.  The guest speaker will be Lorna McMahon, Galway who will speak on Succession Planting for Colour and Interest.  All are welcome.

Ballyleague Bingo

Bingo continues every Thursday at 8.30 in Ballyleague Hall. The snowball this week stands at €1900.

Lough Ree Development Co-Op

St. Patrick’s Day Parade: St. Patrick’s Day parade was an outstanding success and the prize winners were; Overall award – Ballyboro Scouts, Best youth group – Newtowncashel National School, Most original float- Harvest float Ballymahon, Best dressed window – Lough Ree Co-Op and the runners up prize went to His and Her Hair Salon. The Co-Op would like to thank all the stewards that helped out on the day, Lanesboro Gardai, and the set dancers that entertained the crowd prior to the parade. The Co-op would also like to thank the choir and dancers who lifted the hearts of the congregation at the St. Patrick’s Day Mass.

Thank you- The Co-Op would like to thank everybody that contributed to their recent church gate collections at the various churches in the area and especially – Tony Moran, Martin Tarmey, Mary Mc Grath, Declan Gilmore, Chrissie Moran and John Coffey.

Thy Will Be Done – Once again the Lough Ree Theatre Company brought the house down with their production of Thy Will Be Done.  The Co-Op wishes to thank everybody that turned out in such numbers and especially on Sunday night where it reached an all time high. The extend their sincere thanks to Mary Feeney, Mary Mc Gushin, Eileen Ganly, Margaret Flynn, Josie Connaughton and Supervalu for their generous spot prizes.

Birth

Congratulations to James and Dympna Hanley, Doughill on the birth recently of a baby girl.

Lanesboro Bridge Club

The results of the recent bridge competitions are; Wednesday 10th March 1st tie Gemma Douglas & Elish Gray and Marie Sheeran & Mary Mc Gushen, 3rd Mae Casey & Noreen Dunne and 4th Bríd Mc Dermott. Wednesday 17th March 1st Maura Hanley & Una Clarke, 2nd Gemma Douglas & Elish Gray, 3rd Brendan Dowling & Bernie Kyne and 4th Phil Chalmers & Cyril Hussey

St. Faithleach’s GAA
O’Rourke Cup: Game this weekend against Padraig Pearses, see fixtures for details.
Junior: Game against St. Brigids this Saturday, see fixtures for details.
U16 Girls: We had a win over Roscommon Gaels on Sunday last. Final Score – St. Faithleach’s 5-3 Roscommon Gaels 3-4. Team: A. Nerney, C. Brennan, E. Kenny, A. Kenny, B. Donlon, N. Scally, R. Costello, A. Ormsby, E. Hegarty, K. Murphy (2-2), J. Geoghegan, C. Cleary (2-1), A. Collier. Subs: N. Carty, T. Nerney, R. Banahan (1-0).
Lotto: The numbers drawn were – 10, 13, 14 and 25. There was no jackpot winner. €20 winners – Brendan Smyth, Newtowncashel. Sean Hanly, Kilnalossett. Padraig Kenny, Antrabeg. Paul Coyle, Weekfield. D. Hussey, Ballyleague. Next draw, 30/3/10, Jackpot €10,400. The team on duty – M. Cleary, S. Carty, J. Gannon, M. Walsh. Annual Yearly Lotto Tickets can be purchased from 1st April E50.00.
Cards: Every Tuesday in the Club House, 9.00pm. Results of last week’s games: 11 games, P.J/Sean. 10 games, Tom/Brendan. Last game, Sean/Phonsie. Ticket winners – Michael, Sean, Tom, Michael.
Minor Club Registration: Any Minor players yet to register please contact Minor Committee Member as soon as possible.
Fundraising Development: Many thanks to all who have supported our Development Fundraising to date. Members will be calling to areas during the week, all support greatly appreciated. You can also donate to any Executive Committee Member at the Club House.
Rose of St. Faithleach’s: It’s time to look out for our St. Faithleach’s Rose. With the success of last year’s competition we hope to find 12 more ladies to take part for this year. For more information please contact Bernie Cotter (087)2597265 or Mary Kenny (087)9920708.
Thanks: Special word of thanks to all who represented St. Faithleach’s GAA Club in the Lanesboro St. Patricks Day Parade. Thanks to Ollie Kelly for supplying the float & those who helped decorate the float for the occasion.
Congratulations: To Lanesboro Community College U16 Girls who defeated Killucan in the Shield Final on Tuesday last in Ballymahon.
Upcoming Events: Minor Club – Blind Date to be held in the Club House, 24th April. Adults Table Quiz in April. Sponsored Walk, 23d May. Pool Tournament to be held in the Club House. Entry fee E10. Names currently being taken in the Club House. Also Indoor Football Tournament, details at later date. Easter Egg Hunt to take place on Easter Sunday.
Club Notifications: Anyone wishing to be notified of Club Events by Text, please contact Michael Cleary at (087) 2238293.
Congratulations: To Michelle Corcoran, who celebrated her 21st Birthday last weekend, also to Trisha Feeley who celebrated her 21st Birthday on Tuesday last.
Sympathy: The Club extends deepest sympathy to the Hanly family, Jimmy, Tommie Joe & Maureen on the death of their brother Johnny Hanly, Donegal formerly of Antrabeg.

Ballyboro

U12 – Ballyboro V Newtown. Final Score 3-3.
We had a draw at home to Newtown AFC recently.  Cian Gannon was 1st to score in this game, a pass in from Max Zimarevs in the 11th minute. Newtown levelled in the 16th minute. Ryan Gill did well in defence alongside Jack Irwin & Ryan Guinan. Kevin Sorohan delivered a cracking ball on-to Max Zimarevs who put Boro 2-1 up in the 21st minute.  A chance for Shane Phillips in the 24th minute followed by a cracking header from Mikey Cox secured another goal for Boro before the break. The 2nd half saw Newtown coming back strong & hard with 2 goals secured in the opening 10 minutes. Jonathan Hussey covered the wing & showed some great football with Gannon & Phillips up-front. Boro’s Keeper, Eran Farrell pulled of a few great saves before the game ended level at the final whistle.
U12 – Ballyboro V Multyfarnham. Final Score 4-3.
A great win away for Boro on Sunday last against Multyfarnham. Boro started strong with chances in the opening minutes. Keeper, Eran Farrell worked hard & pulled off a few great saves. Ryan Guinan gave it his all in defence alongside Jack Irwin, Max Zimarevs & Daniel Barry. Multyfarnham were rewarded a penalty in the 14th minute & took the chance well to go 1-0 up. Jonathan Hussey delivered a cracking ball into the box from a corner in the 21st minute & Mikey Cox was on target, a fantastic header into the top corner. Cian Gannon up-front showed some fantastic football & had chances. Just before the break, Ryan Guinan chipped a perfectly timed ball into Shane Phillips who pulled off another cracking header giving Boro a 2-1 lead at half time. Ryan Gill was on for Boro in the 2nd half & tried hard in defence. In the 4th minute, Cian Gannon, on the edge of the box set-up Jonathon Hussey for a driven ball into the back of the net. Conor Walton & Conor Smith came on for Boro & did well. Eran Farrell saved a well-taken Multyfarnham free-kick before they secured goals in the 11th & 17th minute to level the game. Midfielder, Mikey Cox came into his own covering every ground. Cian Gannon & Shane Phillips had chances & Max Zimarevs showed strength in defence. In the 27th minute Boro were rewarded with a goal from Shane Phillips, who took the ball round Multyfarnham keeper securing Boros win on the day.

Lough Ree Golfing Society

We had a wonderful turn out for our outing to Roscommon Golf Course on Saturday.

29 members took to the fairways which were in great shape despite the hard winter.

The greens were lovely smooth green carpets and very easy, especially for the President of Roscommon Golf club, Jim Finn.

Tiger would be very pleased indeed with some of the puts Jim made!! Thanks to the course committee of Roscommon for the wonderful conditions.

Once more the weather was kind to us and the sun shone most of the time we were out on the course, which in turn led to some good scores on the day:

First prize with 35 points was Sean Fayne, 2nd with 33: Sean Brennan, 3rd on 33 also was Patsy Fallon. 

The front nine was won by Frank Conmy on 20 points and the back nine by Brendan Whitty on 16 points.

Josie Connaughton was nearest the pin with a superb shot on the 16th! Vera Whitty took the ladies prize.

Many thanks to all who participated, to the caterers at the club house, to the captain and committee, and a special thanks to Jim Finn, President of Roscommon Golf Club,

— also a member of our society,– for facilitating us on the day.

Our nest outing is to New Forrest Golf Club, Tyrellespass, on Saturday, the 1st May– Tee off at 10.30. See you all there.

Lanesboro Pike Angling Club

Will be holding their AGM on this Thursday 25th March at 8pm in the Yacht Bar

Lanesboro – Ballyleague Notes

Support our Young in the Community Games

The Lanesboro Community Games Committee would like to acknowledge thanks to all who contributed to the recent church gate collection.  The amount raised will go towards affiliation fees and the running of the local community games.  Also thanks to all who collected.  If you are interested in helping out with the running of this event.  Please let Joe or Martina O’Brien know and they will advise the committee.

Sympathy

We would like to extend our heartfelt sympathy to Maura and Sean Kenny and extended family, Fermoyle and Moyne on the death of Maura’s father John Murphy, Moyne on Thursday last.
St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Wednesday last was a day fitting for our national saint. The was bright and mild and the parade in his honour was to start at St. Faithleach’s club grounds at 2.30pm. The town was bedecked in flags and buntings and it was wonderful to see the effort being made by everybody. For the first time in living history a pig was being roasted on a spit by local butcher Terry Mc Loughlin and it proved to be a huge attraction and source of food for the ravenous throng that turned out to support the parade.

The parade duly commenced at the appointed time led by the local Gardai and Longford Pipe Band and it was not long before it came into view as it rounded the bend at the Lifebelt Bar. The crowd that lined the street was absolutely huge, the largest that has been seen in town since the parade started three years ago. The turnout is an acknowledgement to the participants and organisers for the excellent work they have done in the run up to St. Patrick’s Day.

The organising committee in the Lough Ree Co-Op, all the clubs, associations and businesses must take tremendous credit for the excellent parade and the efforts they put in to make it such a wonderful success.

Naomh Olaf’s come to Lanesboro

Gerard Kirwan along with his Naomh Olaf’s under 12 team will come to Lanesboro to take part in an under 12 competition hosted by Shannon Gaels and will also include neighbours Southern Gaels – a Killashee/Cashel combination.  I hope that a huge crowd from the parish will come out to welcome these young Dublin players to our parish and support our own hardy young players as they take on the Dubs and Southern Gaels. The schedule for the day is 12:15 – Olaf 2 v Shannon Gaels, 13:00 – Olaf 1 v Newtowncashel/Killashee, 14:00 – Olaf 1 v Shannon Gaels, 14:45 – Olaf 2 v Newtowncashel/Killashee. As you can see this is a day filled with football and we hope for a wonderful day. The presentation and food will take place at 3.30

Come along and have a great day with your own Shannon Gaels club and support their efforts in bring top class underage football to Lanesboro. In years gone by the Kirwan name was synonymous with the Shannon Gaels and Rathcline club and it is particularly great to see Gerard coming home with his adopted club.

Photograph sent from Margaret Mullooly of Melanie Smith to be included with Lough Ree AC if at all possible.

Again Nenagh’s Sports Complex was the venue for the second day of the Connaught Indoor Athletic Championships. The club had only two youngsters in action, Melanie Smith in the girls under 16 High Jump and Rachael Costello in the under 14 event.

The club regard Rachael as one of their better athletes and she was first into action on Saturday on what turned out to be a disastrous day for her. She was very disappointed with her performance. No doubt the days ahead will be brighter for Rachael and she will chalk Saturday down as a learning experience.

Connaught Silver: Melanie fared better. The Abbeylara athlete cleared 1.45m and failed at 1.5m, but her effort was good enough to take her to the runner-up position and the silver medal. Well done Mel!

The National Indoors finals will take place over next weekend. The club has two qualifiers – Larissa Noone in the under 12 shot putt and Melanie Smith in the under 16 High Jump. The club wishes them well and they await a timetable for the events.

Annual Partners 25

The Annual Partner 25 will take place in the Co-Op Hall on Good Friday night week 2nd April for a prize fund of €500. The game will commence at 9pm sharp and tickets are priced at €5. Tickets are on sale in O’Brien’s or from Tom Feeney.

Search for a Star DVD

The much awaited ‘Search for a Star’ DVD is now on sale in O’Brien’s. Due to the economic climate we now find ourselves, this year, the club decided to sell the DVD at the cost price of €15.

Shannon Gaels Minor Club

The club welcomes Naomh Olaf’s from Dublin to Lanesboro on Sunday next to take part in a tournament that will also include Southern Gaels. The first game is scheduled for 12.15 and we look forward to seeing all club supporters there.

The club would like to extend their deepest sympathy to Maura Kenny, Fermoyle and her family on the death of her father John Murphy, Moyne who died on Thursday last 18th March.

The Search for a Star DVD is now available and on sale in O’Brien’s. The cost of the DVD is €15.

Previously in the notes I stated that you could log into teamer.net for all the up-to-date news on the minor club but I got it a little wrong. The procedure is that you contact Jimmy Flood and he will set it in motion to have you registered. This is very essential for all players and their parents as a constant stream of information will be put up on the site on a very regular basis. Contact Jimmy by phoning 086-2540239.

Hard luck to the minor team who were beaten by a very strong Slashers team in Farneyhoogan on Sunday last.

Team mentors are reminded that this year it is expected that they will furnish immediately following their games a report including scoreline, panel and scorers and a short description of the game. The report will be published on the club’s teamer.net website. The club see this new initiative an extremely important record of all the minor club activities now and into the future.

Val leads San Francisco Parade

Congratulations to Val Kirwan who had the privilege of leading the San Francisco St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Val a member of the San Francisco Police Department was leading the parade on his SFPD motorcycle. This was the second time that the honour of leading the parade. Val also had the honour of raising the flag, not once but twice, which is an integral part of the day’s celebration and an acknowledgement of the contribution to the Irish Community in San Francisco.

During last year Val was the outrider for the GAA All Stars when they visited San Francisco and according to reports from those that travelled Val treated them like royalty and they have fond memories of him.

Well done Val and it is wonderful to hear of locals making waves worldwide.

Coffee Morning supporting Daffodil Day

Ballyleague Lanesboro Active Age group will hold a Coffee Morning in support of national Daffodil Day on Friday next 26th March in St. Mary’s Hall, Lanesboro from 11am to 1pm. You are encouraged to support an excellent cause.

Lough Ree Athletic Club AGM

Unfortunately the AGM is rather late this year. It has been fixed for Wednesday week 24th March at 9pm in the St. Mary’s parish Hall.

This meeting is hugely important for all the athletes in the club and it follows that the parents of these athletes not only should attend but must attend. If you have an interest in continuing the growth and the development of athletics in the area and you do not have competing family you are also encouraged to attend. The ideas and suggestions of everybody will be greatly appreciated.

Birth

Congratulations to Michael and Sinead Gannon, Moneen on the recent birth of a baby girl.

St John’s Church Easter Ceremonies

The Services for the St. John’s Church congregation at Easter are as follows; Easter Service in St. John’s Church on Wednesday 31st March at 8pm. Service on Good Friday will take place in St. Coman’s Church Roscommon at 8pm. Easter Eve Holy Communion Service will take place in St. John’s Church at 9pm. On Easter Sunday Holy Communion Service will take place in St. Coman’s Church Roscommon at 11.30am

Trip to Tanzania

Orla Collins will hold a fundraising event in order to help her raise money for her trip to Tanzania. The event will take place in Fallon’s bar Newtowncashel on Easter Sunday night. Music on the night will be supplied by Fran Deffew.

Western Alzheimers

Is holding their Annual Tea Day on Friday April 9th.  The Organisation is appealing for people once more to hold a Tea Day in their community, their own homes or place or work.  In this way you can help carers in your community and their relatives suffering from Alzheimer disease.  If you would like to hold a Tea Day, please contact 090 6627816 Roscommon Office, Monday to Friday 9.30a.m. – 5p.m.

 

Roscommon Garden Club

The club will meet on Monday night next 29th March at 8p.m. in the Abbey Hotel.  The guest speaker will be Lorna McMahon, Galway who will speak on Succession Planting for Colour and Interest.  All are welcome.

Ballyleague Bingo

Bingo continues every Thursday at 8.30 in Ballyleague Hall. The snowball this week stands at €1900.

Lough Ree Development Co-Op

St. Patrick’s Day Parade: St. Patrick’s Day parade was an outstanding success and the prize winners were; Overall award – Ballyboro Scouts, Best youth group – Newtowncashel National School, Most original float- Harvest float Ballymahon, Best dressed window – Lough Ree Co-Op and the runners up prize went to His and Her Hair Salon. The Co-Op would like to thank all the stewards that helped out on the day, Lanesboro Gardai, and the set dancers that entertained the crowd prior to the parade. The Co-op would also like to thank the choir and dancers who lifted the hearts of the congregation at the St. Patrick’s Day Mass.

Thank you- The Co-Op would like to thank everybody that contributed to their recent church gate collections at the various churches in the area and especially – Tony Moran, Martin Tarmey, Mary Mc Grath, Declan Gilmore, Chrissie Moran and John Coffey.

Thy Will Be Done – Once again the Lough Ree Theatre Company brought the house down with their production of Thy Will Be Done.  The Co-Op wishes to thank everybody that turned out in such numbers and especially on Sunday night where it reached an all time high. The extend their sincere thanks to Mary Feeney, Mary Mc Gushin, Eileen Ganly, Margaret Flynn, Josie Connaughton and Supervalu for their generous spot prizes.

Birth

Congratulations to James and Dympna Hanley, Doughill on the birth recently of a baby girl.

Lanesboro Bridge Club

The results of the recent bridge competitions are; Wednesday 10th March 1st tie Gemma Douglas & Elish Gray and Marie Sheeran & Mary Mc Gushen, 3rd Mae Casey & Noreen Dunne and 4th Bríd Mc Dermott. Wednesday 17th March 1st Maura Hanley & Una Clarke, 2nd Gemma Douglas & Elish Gray, 3rd Brendan Dowling & Bernie Kyne and 4th Phil Chalmers & Cyril Hussey

St. Faithleach’s GAA
O’Rourke Cup: Game this weekend against Padraig Pearses, see fixtures for details.
Junior: Game against St. Brigids this Saturday, see fixtures for details.
U16 Girls: We had a win over Roscommon Gaels on Sunday last. Final Score – St. Faithleach’s 5-3 Roscommon Gaels 3-4. Team: A. Nerney, C. Brennan, E. Kenny, A. Kenny, B. Donlon, N. Scally, R. Costello, A. Ormsby, E. Hegarty, K. Murphy (2-2), J. Geoghegan, C. Cleary (2-1), A. Collier. Subs: N. Carty, T. Nerney, R. Banahan (1-0).
Lotto: The numbers drawn were – 10, 13, 14 and 25. There was no jackpot winner. €20 winners – Brendan Smyth, Newtowncashel. Sean Hanly, Kilnalossett. Padraig Kenny, Antrabeg. Paul Coyle, Weekfield. D. Hussey, Ballyleague. Next draw, 30/3/10, Jackpot €10,400. The team on duty – M. Cleary, S. Carty, J. Gannon, M. Walsh. Annual Yearly Lotto Tickets can be purchased from 1st April E50.00.
Cards: Every Tuesday in the Club House, 9.00pm. Results of last week’s games: 11 games, P.J/Sean. 10 games, Tom/Brendan. Last game, Sean/Phonsie. Ticket winners – Michael, Sean, Tom, Michael.
Minor Club Registration: Any Minor players yet to register please contact Minor Committee Member as soon as possible.
Fundraising Development: Many thanks to all who have supported our Development Fundraising to date. Members will be calling to areas during the week, all support greatly appreciated. You can also donate to any Executive Committee Member at the Club House.
Rose of St. Faithleach’s: It’s time to look out for our St. Faithleach’s Rose. With the success of last year’s competition we hope to find 12 more ladies to take part for this year. For more information please contact Bernie Cotter (087)2597265 or Mary Kenny (087)9920708.
Thanks: Special word of thanks to all who represented St. Faithleach’s GAA Club in the Lanesboro St. Patricks Day Parade. Thanks to Ollie Kelly for supplying the float & those who helped decorate the float for the occasion.
Congratulations: To Lanesboro Community College U16 Girls who defeated Killucan in the Shield Final on Tuesday last in Ballymahon.
Upcoming Events: Minor Club – Blind Date to be held in the Club House, 24th April. Adults Table Quiz in April. Sponsored Walk, 23d May. Pool Tournament to be held in the Club House. Entry fee E10. Names currently being taken in the Club House. Also Indoor Football Tournament, details at later date. Easter Egg Hunt to take place on Easter Sunday.
Club Notifications: Anyone wishing to be notified of Club Events by Text, please contact Michael Cleary at (087) 2238293.
Congratulations: To Michelle Corcoran, who celebrated her 21st Birthday last weekend, also to Trisha Feeley who celebrated her 21st Birthday on Tuesday last.
Sympathy: The Club extends deepest sympathy to the Hanly family, Jimmy, Tommie Joe & Maureen on the death of their brother Johnny Hanly, Donegal formerly of Antrabeg.

Ballyboro

U12 – Ballyboro V Newtown. Final Score 3-3.
We had a draw at home to Newtown AFC recently.  Cian Gannon was 1st to score in this game, a pass in from Max Zimarevs in the 11th minute. Newtown levelled in the 16th minute. Ryan Gill did well in defence alongside Jack Irwin & Ryan Guinan. Kevin Sorohan delivered a cracking ball on-to Max Zimarevs who put Boro 2-1 up in the 21st minute.  A chance for Shane Phillips in the 24th minute followed by a cracking header from Mikey Cox secured another goal for Boro before the break. The 2nd half saw Newtown coming back strong & hard with 2 goals secured in the opening 10 minutes. Jonathan Hussey covered the wing & showed some great football with Gannon & Phillips up-front. Boro’s Keeper, Eran Farrell pulled of a few great saves before the game ended level at the final whistle.
U12 – Ballyboro V Multyfarnham. Final Score 4-3.
A great win away for Boro on Sunday last against Multyfarnham. Boro started strong with chances in the opening minutes. Keeper, Eran Farrell worked hard & pulled off a few great saves. Ryan Guinan gave it his all in defence alongside Jack Irwin, Max Zimarevs & Daniel Barry. Multyfarnham were rewarded a penalty in the 14th minute & took the chance well to go 1-0 up. Jonathan Hussey delivered a cracking ball into the box from a corner in the 21st minute & Mikey Cox was on target, a fantastic header into the top corner. Cian Gannon up-front showed some fantastic football & had chances. Just before the break, Ryan Guinan chipped a perfectly timed ball into Shane Phillips who pulled off another cracking header giving Boro a 2-1 lead at half time. Ryan Gill was on for Boro in the 2nd half & tried hard in defence. In the 4th minute, Cian Gannon, on the edge of the box set-up Jonathon Hussey for a driven ball into the back of the net. Conor Walton & Conor Smith came on for Boro & did well. Eran Farrell saved a well-taken Multyfarnham free-kick before they secured goals in the 11th & 17th minute to level the game. Midfielder, Mikey Cox came into his own covering every ground. Cian Gannon & Shane Phillips had chances & Max Zimarevs showed strength in defence. In the 27th minute Boro were rewarded with a goal from Shane Phillips, who took the ball round Multyfarnham keeper securing Boros win on the day.

Lough Ree Golfing Society

We had a wonderful turn out for our outing to Roscommon Golf Course on Saturday.

29 members took to the fairways which were in great shape despite the hard winter.

The greens were lovely smooth green carpets and very easy, especially for the President of Roscommon Golf club, Jim Finn.

Tiger would be very pleased indeed with some of the puts Jim made!! Thanks to the course committee of Roscommon for the wonderful conditions.

Once more the weather was kind to us and the sun shone most of the time we were out on the course, which in turn led to some good scores on the day:

First prize with 35 points was Sean Fayne, 2nd with 33: Sean Brennan, 3rd on 33 also was Patsy Fallon. 

The front nine was won by Frank Conmy on 20 points and the back nine by Brendan Whitty on 16 points.

Josie Connaughton was nearest the pin with a superb shot on the 16th! Vera Whitty took the ladies prize.

Many thanks to all who participated, to the caterers at the club house, to the captain and committee, and a special thanks to Jim Finn, President of Roscommon Golf Club,

— also a member of our society,– for facilitating us on the day.

Our nest outing is to New Forrest Golf Club, Tyrellespass, on Saturday, the 1st May– Tee off at 10.30. See you all there.

Lanesboro Pike Angling Club

Will be holding their AGM on this Thursday 25th March at 8pm in the Yacht Bar

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