Lanesboro Ballyleague notes Monday 12th September 2022

Lanesboro Ballyleague notes


On Tuesday last 6th September at the Midland Regional Hospital Mullingar the death took place of Gertie Fallon, Knock, formerly Gertie Murray from Rathcline was predeceased by her parents Jimmy and Ruth, sister, Pat and brother, Ray. Even though she was in failing health her passing came as a great shock to us all. In her younger days Gertie worked for the Sisters of Mercy and the local bakery before moving to London. She later moved back home to Lanesboro where she married her husband J.J. and settled back to living in her native parish. Not too long ago they celebrated 62 years of marriage. Gertie was a lady with a wonderful taste in fashion and the style of the day. Her stylish eye meant she always dressed impeccably. Her house was always a welcoming home with the key always in the door welcoming everyone that came to call in, have a chat and a cup of tea. Gertie was a warm and generous lady with her time until she was stricken down with a disabling illness. For someone so outgoing this proved to be a tremendous cross for her to carry. Her deep faith gave her consolation through those trying times. Allied to the onset of inhibiting illness she was laden down with the extra cross of Alzheimer’s. Her family, to their great credit gave her tremendous care and attention at home and it was not until the final days that she went to hospital. Their dedication and love had to be seen to be believed during all this time.

Her remains reposed at her residence in Knock until her removal to St. Mary’s Church for the Mass of the Resurrection followed by burial in Clonbonny Cemetery. To her husband J.J. daughters Colette and Deirdre, sisters, Kathleen (Rathcline), Mary and Joan (London), brothers Jim (New York) and Des (Longford), relatives and many friends we extend our deepest sympathy.

Unprecedented Success

Browsing through the UCD Connections Alumni Magazine I was delighted to come across the name of Professor Eoin Casey son of John and Mary Casey, Gurteengar and formerly Main Street. In the piece it said that UCD had unprecedented success in the European Research Council Advanced Grants competition. Professor Eoin Casey, Head of UCD School of Chemical and Bioprocess Engineering, was awarded €2.5million for his research; ‘Analysis of Biofilm Solid Interactions Underpinning Wastewater Treatment’. We congratulate Eoin and wish him continued success.

Credit Union Merges

The year 1967 was a momentous year for the community of Lanesboro and Ballyleague with the formation of Lanesboro-Ballyleague Credit Union (LBCU) with the formation of the Lanesboro –Ballyleague Credit Union. From records the founding members were Hugh Baxter, Lily Baxter, P.J. O’Loughlin, Joseph Murphy, Pete Thompson, Eddie Kelly, Gerry O’Brien, Bill Brennan, Peter Glennon, Hilary O’Sullivan, Phelim Henry, Gerald Farrell, Denis O’Donovan, Jeremiah Crean, Thomas Casey, Richard Farrelly, Fabian Walsh, John Murray, Maureen Carroll, Thomas Kelly and Bart Clancy. My best estimate from looking at records was that the opening date for Lanesboro-Ballyleague Credit Union was 1st June 1997 and that of 31st August the same year there were 54 members holding 155 shares.

Lanesboro-Ballyleague Credit Union for the past 55 years has proven to be a fabulous financial institution for the entire common bond area and especially since the closure of the bank in Lanesboro. It was initially seen locally as a savings institution and fairly quickly became a first class banking institution answering to the needs of the local population. Without Lanesboro-Ballyleague Credit Union we really don’t know where we would be in our community and we have a lot to be grateful to all the voluntary board members and especially to chairman Gerry Tremble and his current board who have negotiated this new merge.

As time moves on the place for small Credit Unions has diminished greatly especially with the enormous amount of ongoing changes in the structures of banking and the League of Credit Unions had to move with the times or risk the possibility of being left behind hence losing their ability to serve their communities.

55 years on Lanesboro-Ballyleague Credit Union has in excess of 3,500 members and total assets of €15 million and its membership and assets will join together with Longford, Kinnegad, Rochfortbridge, Castlepollard and Mullingar where the head office will be situated of the newly named North Midlands Credit Union. The new North Midlands Credit Union will be able to offer reduced loan interest rates and a wider range of loan products along with enhanced services including current account with MasterCard Debit Card, online services, mobile banking App and complete online loan services.

The merging of Lanesboro –Ballyleague Credit Union into North Midlands Credit Union is currently in train and it will become fully operational at the beginning of October.

We would like to remember all those that were directors and the managers and front line staff for their tremendous work for our community for the past 55 years. We would like to wish our local team involved in the merger and those that will remain as board members and staff the very best for the future.

Girls Fitness Classes

A Girls Fitness class has just started on Tuesday 13th September in Ballyleague Hall. The classes are for 6 weeks from 6.45 to 7.30pm for ages from 13 to 17. The cost is €5 per class and the classes must be pre booked. Contact 0862260309 for bookings or further information. The adult class is now full.

Leaving Cert.

Congratulations to all the local students that received their Leaving Certificate results last week. I hope that the offers on Thursday last were all that you required and you are now happily making preparation for University. We wish you all the very best for a very successful future.

Make sure of your Property

In recent times locally there has been a spate of robberies from outhouses and milking parlours. We are in a time of a great need for money to pay rising bill costs and we must be sure that all of our property is safely locked away securely.

You are asked to be very vigilant especially coming into the shorter days and longer nights. If you notice anything out of the ordinary or suspicious within your community please ring the Gardaí in Longford (04333 50570) or Roscommon (09066 38300).

Healthy Communities

Free Stop Smoking Service available in Ballymahon. Get the help you need to stop smoking for good. Free Nicotine Replacement Therapy will be provided for non-medical card holders.  Available on Mondays 10am – 4pm in Bridgeways Family Resource Centre; Dean Egan Library Main St Ballymahon; Please contact Catherina (HSE Stop Smoking Advisor) on 087 4435256 for more information.

Lanesboro ICA Returns

Following the summer break the Lanesboro ICA Guild returns to its usual slot of the second Wednesday of the month from 8pm until 9.30pm. The first meeting of the new term is on this Wednesday evening 14th September.

The local guild would like to encourage new members to join and play their part in a thriving guild in Lanesboro. Lanesboro guild takes in the Rathcline and Kilgefin parish areas.

If further information is required you are asked to call Margaret 086 3750697.

Roscommon Group of Parishes

The following are the upcoming Church Services for the Roscommon Group of Parishes for September. On Sunday 11th September Morning Prayer incorporating Sunday school in St. John’s, Lanesborough at 11.30am. Sunday 18th Holy Communion with Dean Gerald Field will take place in St. Coman’s, Roscommon at 11.30am. On Sunday 25th September Service of Holy Communion will take place in St. John’s Lanesborough at 11.30am.

Coffee Morning

The Lanesborough branch of Longford hospice is holding a coffee morning on Sunday September 25th from 10am until 12.30 pm in St. Mary’s Hall.

Defibrillator knowledge saves lives

We all appreciate the expertise that those trained in the use of the defibrillator bring to critical situations. You too can avail of that expertise and become vital cogs in your community. If anyone badly needs this expertise on the use of the defibrillator your new found knowledge in its use can proved extremely vital.

The local defibrillator group is actively seeking new people in the Kilgefin, Ballyleague, Cashel, Killashee and Rathcline Lanesboro areas to become competent in the use of the Defibrillator. The group is also looking to retrain and refresh those that have already completed the course and need to brush up on its use.

If you are interested, please leave your name and phone number with Martina O’Brien personally in the shop or by phoning 086 3858934 or

Defibrillator Funding

The Defibrillator Group continues to raise funds for the replacement of batteries and pads as well as funding needed to replace and upgrade defibrillators.

An appeal for essential funding is being made and the group is appealing to your generosity to ensure all the upgrades and replacements can take place.

The importance of defibrillators in the general area cannot be overstated. The lives it can save and has saved in recent weeks are well documented.

If you wish to contribute we ask that you donate by leaving money in an envelope marked with your name into Martina or Joe O’Brien at the Corner Shop.


The Rathcline Senior club will hold their A.G.M. on Saturday 1st October in the Clubhouse in Clonbonny at 6pm. After what is turning into a great year for the young senior team it is very important that all members and those interested in football and its development in the parish of Rathcline turn up for the meeting.

End of an Era

In recent days local librarian Stella O’Sullivan retires after many years as our local librarian. Stella followed in the footstep of her mother Tess Murphy who was local librarian in the library on the Green for many along year. With Stella’s retirement comes the end of an era of the name Murphy as our local librarian. Stella was a very popular and obliging librarian who helped to develop our local library into the jewel we have in our community.

We wish Stella every health and happiness for a great retirement.

Championships Ongoing

Rathcline having qualified for the quarter final of the Peter Hanley Longford Senior Championship will play Longford Slashers in Glennon Brothers Pearse Park on Sunday next 18th September at 3pm.

A great number of supporters travelled to Cashel to see them qualify and we hope that there will be a larger number supporting the team in Pearse Park and hopefully cheering them on to a victory and a place in the semi-final,

St. Faithleach’s will take on Western Gaels in Strokestown on Saturday next at 5.30pm. This is an extremely vital game for the club and it is hoped that an important victory is on the cards. If you can please go and give the team all the vocal support you can.

Let’s hope that the weekend results will be extremely positive. Good luck to both teams.

New CD continues to sell well

Frank Nelson has just released a new CD called ‘I’ll Put the Kettle On’. Frank has been very active on the music scene for over 30 years and the quality of his music and dances/shows is testimony to the reason he has been so popular. Frank is inexhaustible when it comes to releasing high quality CD’s.

This time he has really hit the high times with the quality and songs included. It is a must for followers of Frank and lovers of country music.

CDs are available in O’Brien’s costing just €15   

Sunday night Card Game

The Sunday night card game continued on Sunday night last. The results from last Sunday night 4th September are 1st Josie & Freda Connaughton. 2nd Peter Donlon & Brendan Hanley. Last game Peter & Mary Gregg. Raffle winners were Tom Nohilly, Pat Rock, Geraldine Greene and Noel McDermott. The game continues every Sunday night where the first cards are dealt at 8.30pm sharp. Light refreshments served.

Boat Trips

Lough Ree Access for all boat is a boat built for you is offering three sailing trips a day 10am, 12 noon and 2.30pm. This is a great trip of fascination onto Lough Ree and an                                                                                                                                                   

Ballyleague Bingo

Ballyleague Bingo continues in Ballyleague Hall every Thursday night. The first numbers will be called at 8.30pm.

Volunteers required

Ballyleague Bingo urgently needs more volunteers to join them in the Bingo/Hall Committee. If you are interested contact Patricia Manning for more details.

Bridge Club AGM

The Wednesday night Bridge club is holding their A.G.M. in St. Mary’s Parish Hall on this Wednesday evening 14th September at 7pm. Previous and new intending members are welcome to attend.

Successful Harvest Festival

On Saturday last, in brilliant September sunshine Mid-Roscommon Vintage Club held a corn-threshing event at Strokestown Agricultural and Industrial Show. The threshing was preceded by a parade of vintage machinery including the threshing mill, a reaper and binder and a square baler from the end of the town and through the gates of Strokestown Park House to the threshing area. An array of ancient machines and tractors were to be seen on display at the vintage site.

After a few weeks of preparation by the club, which entailed the cutting and storing of corn and the repair and maintenance of the machines, their labours were rewarded when the day for the event finally arrived. It turned out to be dry, warm and sunny which added to the splendour of the occasion. Shortly after mid-day, under a blue sky the threshing of the corn commenced. When the thresher was started up, its humming sound would have evoked memories in the older generation of a time when the world seemed to move slower and life was simpler.

The owner of the threshing mill, J.J. Donlon from Rathcline, Co Longford was aided in the operation by his trusty three-man crew of John Fallon, Noel Kearney and Timmy Nolan. Noel Kearney’s Fordson ‘High Nelly’ tractor powered the mill, while Timmy Nolan “fed the drum” and J.J. and John Fallon “looked after the bags.” As the straw emerged from the front of the thresher it was baled by Donal Power’s square baler which was powered by a Fordson Major Tractor belonging to Padraig Lennon, Tulsk, the tractor was owned by his late father Mick, who reaped and threshed corn around the region for over forty years before the custom ended in the mid 1970s.

Members of Mid-Roscommon Vintage were on hand to pitch the sheaves to the thresher and also to feed the straw to the baler. This was the first venture of its kind for the club and it is hoped that in the years ahead the club will continue with other novel projects of this type.

Timmy Nolan, Fermoyle, makes a last minute check before starting to thresh and Joe Bosquette waits for the signal to pitch while Walter Gibbons waits in the wings

Local manNoel Kearney lines up the belt on his High Nelly Fordson to power the thresher at Strokestown on Saturday

Smart Recovery

SMART recovery is an evidence based addiction recovery support group where participants learn self-empowering techniques to aid their recovery by overcoming addictive behaviour.

There is a meeting every Friday evening from 7pm to 8.30pm in Vita House, Roscommon. For information you should phone Conor 086 1702912 or

Golden Wedding

Many congratulations to Mickie and Mamie Connaughton, Knock, who celebrated their Golden Wedding Anniversary on Monday.


Congratulations to George McDermott Jnr., Lehery who was last week’s winner of the Rathcline 50/50. Eileen won the top prize of a wonderful €526. The draw took place in the Yacht Bar.

The club is extremely grateful for your continued tremendous support.

Key Senior Appointments

When browsing through the Sunday Independent I came across a promotion by Kirby Engineering & Construction announcing new Key Senior Appointments. In the photograph was Michael Murray, formerly Thureen who was recently appointed as an Associate Director – Business Development. Also in the photograph was Kirby Group Managing Director Mark Flanagan who is brother of Jimmy Flanagan, Rathcline.

Living Well Programme 

Living Well is a free online group programme delivered over six workshops (2.5 hrs x 6). It is delivered by trained leaders, most of whom are also living with a long-term health condition. You will develop self-management skills and confidence to live well with your health conditions. Tues 20th September, 10.30am to 1pm, and Wed 26th Oct 10.30am to 1pm 

To Book Your Place please contact Olga Maguire on 086 0142688 or email 

You can find more details about the programme on 

Tidy Towns Lottery

On Tuesday 6th September the jackpot for the Lanesboro Tidy Towns lottery stood at €9,800 and as it was not won the jackpot rose to €9,900 for the draw on Tuesday 13th September. The winning numbers drawn on the 6th September were 8, 11, 22 and 24. The winner of the €50 prize was Niamh Duffy and the three €20 winners were Mike Greene c/o FÁS, Ann Farrell, Lanesboro and Leah Flynn c/o XLNTEE.

The funds raised from the lottery is providing the financial support to do lots of planting around the town where the most recent is the ongoing creation of the orchard and the shrubs and roses planted on the recently renovated footpaths around the corner on the Longford Road and the flowers on the Ballymahon Road. Your continued support is enabling all the ongoing work and we encourage greater support for funding of these and other upcoming projects.

Bridge Lessons

Lessons for newcomers to bridge will commence at 7.30pm on Monday 26th Sept 2022 at the Bridge Centre, Connolly Barracks Longford. Intending participants may attend as a partnership of two persons or as individuals. Turn left inside main gate and proceed to Centre car park on the right. To register your interest in taking lessons please call Ray at (086 2649604).


Grow is a Community Mental Health Movement which meets every Monday at 11am in the Community Mental Health Centre, Dublin Rd., Longford. If you are feeling lonely, isolated or suffering from stress, please feel free to attend. You can call Assumpta for any further information on 086 8114135.

Support line for older people

ALONE manage a national support line and additional support for older people who have concerns or are facing difficulties relating to Covid-19. Professional staff is available to answer queries and give advice and reassurance where necessary. The support line is open seven days a week from 8am until 8pm. Text TALK to 50808 to begin.

Alcohol Anon Meetings

Relatives and friends of alcoholics are welcome to attend meetings in the Family Centre building at the back of St. Mel’s Cathedral on St. Mel’s Road, any Tuesday evening at 7pm.

 Lanesboro Library

The opening hours of Lanesboro are: Monday 2pm-8pm, Tuesday 2pm-6pm, Wednesday 10am-1pm & 2pm-5pm. The library will be closed all day on a Thursday. Friday 10am-1pm & 2pm-5pm and Saturday 10am-1pm

Knitting & Crochet Group

Knitting & Crochet group will meet every Monday 2pm-4pm

Poetry & Music Circle

Poetry & Music circle will revert to meeting on 2nd & 4th Monday of each month 4.15pm – 5.30pm.

Photocopying, printing and scanning services are available at the library. Enquiries:

Ballyboro FC

The deferred Opening Day of the outstanding club facilities at Lanesboro Community College will take place on this Saturday. All club players will be in action on the day. The whole community are invited to be present at what will be a historic and eventful day for the club and locality.

Since the Astro, and newly developed grass pitches came into use they have been extensively used by the local community, young and old, as well as the students of the Community College. The Astro pitches in particular have proved to be a wonderful and badly needed facility.

 A special commemorative bench will be unveiled on the day to mark the outstanding contribution of the former Principal of the Community College Bernice Martin R.I.P. to the project.  

The club have produced a special booklet to mark the occasion. As well as a number of interesting articles the booklet attempts to list all the players who have played for Ballyboro since the club’s foundation in 2000.

The action gets underway at 11am with the Official Opening Ceremony taking place at 2pm

The playing season commenced with a bang last weekend as the club had 6 teams in action.

The under 13s were highly impressive as they recorded a convincing 12-5 win over Newtown. They played some very slick combination football and showed they will be a force to be reckoned with this season. Team: Stephen Farrell, Darragh Donlon, Jack Cassidy, Cathal Hanley, Josh Curran, Alfie Brehon, Alfie Murphy, Shane Farrell, Tim Kenny(2), Charlie Moynihan(1), Oisín Dillon(8). Subs: Feray Pulcu, James Carroll, Ethan Carberry, Kyle Rice, Hayden Smyth.

In a closely contested under 16 encounter Ballyboro went down 3-2 to Ballymahon. The Ballyboro boys were tentative in the first half but came much more into the game in the second period, and were slightly unfortunate not to snatch a share of the spoils. Ballyboro: Michael Nolan, Jack Brogan, Aidan Kelly, Jack Casey(1), Jack Beattie, Euan Cullen, David Cox, Anthony Cox, Billy Murray, Ben Murphy, Wesley Hughes(1). Subs: Conn Maxwell, Daniel Hogan, Luke Johnston, Paulius Rasa, Christian O’Reilly, Nathan McCloat,

The under 12 girls kicked off their season away to Abbey Rovers. Having fallen behind 2-0 early on the girls battled back to lead 3-2 at half time. Despite leading well into the second half the girls eventually succumbed 9-7 in a very entertaining game. There were some tremendous displays all over the field. Squad: Ava Donohoe, Zoe Hassett, Sadhbh Neilon, Hannah Farrell(6), Millie Cassidy, Saoirse Feeney, Saoirse Dillon, Chloe Kilcoyne(1), Rosie Farrell.    

 The under 12 boys were involved in  high quality encounter with Kenagh United. Both teams displayed great skill and endeavour and it ended fittingly in a draw 2-2. Ethan Donnellan (a cracking free kick) and Rian Shanley scored for Ballyboro. Team: Michael McDonagh, Rian Morrissey, Éanna Kenny, Michael Hogan, Jake O’Shea, Darragh Shanley, Adam Greally, Tom Hession, Donncha Farrell. Sub: Ethan Donnellan. 

  The under 14s found a strong UCL team too hot to handle and the north Longford side finished the game as convincing winners. Ballyboro: Mikie Sorohan, Sean O’Dowd, Emry Kaya, Leon Malkowski, Ciaran McGloin, Eoghan Mullooly, John Farrell, Dan Casey, Eoin Beattie, Harry Brogan, Oisín Dillon. Subs: Patrick Gilmore, James Cullen.

  The under 14 girls were in fine fettle as they recorded an impressive win over Gaels United. Squad: Clodagh Martin, Amy Burke, Anna Cox, Marianna Donlon, Leah Mimnagh, Leah Kenny, Kate Malone, Emma Feeney, Emma Dowd, Sophie Byrne, Sarah Healy, Lille Dowd, Kate Ferguson, Emily McDermott, Laura Rhatigan, Alyssa Birmingham, Aleyssa Kaya, Emma Hoey, Katie Hoey, Lucy Farrell. Emma Dowd, Sarah Healy, Emma Feeney, Leah Kenny, and Sophie Byrnes were on target for Ballyboro.

 Fixtures: On Saturday the under 13s are at home to UCL, kick off 11.30am, while the under 16s play Straid Foxford in the Connacht Cup at home at 3pm. On Sunday the under 12s and under 14s have a double fixture with Gaels United in Drumlish. The under 14s play at 11.30am while the under 12s game is at 1pm. The under 14 girls have a home fixture with Stonepark at 10am.

Kilgefin Parish

Parish Priest: Fr Dan (089 2706060)

Mayo Roscommon Hospice Coffee Morning in St Faithleach’s GAA clubhouse on Saturday 24th September from 10.00 am to 1.00 pm. Come along enjoy a cuppa and support this worthy cause

Adoration in Ballyleague Church every Friday morning 10.30a.m. – 11.30a.m. and every Friday night in Curraghroe Church 8.30p.m. – 9.30p.m.

Volunteers Wanted

Ballyleague Bingo and Hall committee need more volunteers to join them in the Bingo/Hall Committee. If you are interested you are asked to contact Patricia Manning for more details.

Ballyleague Church: We urgently need volunteers to take up the basket collection in Ballyleague Church at mass on Saturday and Sunday. If you would like to volunteer, please contact Fr. Dan.


Any articles for the newsletter must be in by Wednesday nights at the latest. Details to be emailed to  contact number 0862626639

St. Mary’s Church

Rosary Group meet in the church on Monday to Friday at 9.30am and on Saturday and Sunday at 3pm.

Eucharistic Adoration on Tuesdays in the church from 10.30am until 8pm. It is very important that there will be at least two people in the church for each hour of the Adoration.

Parish contacts

Fr. Merlyn Kenny, Newtowncashel 0860603433 and Fr. Turlough Baxter, Killashee 0879972259 who as you know are assisting in our parish.

Shannon Gaels

Seniors The seniors will play Longford Slashers in the quarter final on Sunday next 18th at 3pm in Pearse Park. We encourage all our underage club, parents and supporters to go and cheer loudly for the team.

Under 14 The upcoming U14 schedule is as follows: Monday 12th September v Grattan Gaels in Clonbonny at 6.45pm. Saturday 24th September V Wolfe Tones Óg in Clonbonny at 11am. Saturday 1st October V Grattan Gaels in Dunbeggan at 11am.

The U14s lost out to Wolfe Tones Óg during the week.

U17s The amalgamation with St. Patrick’s failed narrowly during the week to Grattan Gaels.

They will now play the Under 17 Herterich Artisan Meats B Cup Quarter Final against St. Dominic’s Kenagh in Kenagh on Friday evening at 7.30pm

U15s The Under 15 amalgamated with Grattan Gaels team are fixed to play their final on Wednesday evening next at 7.30pm in Michael Fay Park, Farneyhoogan. Please confirm this game is on by checking -fixtures-u15/

Rathcline GAA

See attachment for the Cathal Chapman’s weekly update of Rathcline GAA news, it is also available on 

Shannon Gaels St. Faithleach’s GAA Blitz

There was a fantastic evening of football from teams both sides of the bridge this Thursday following organisation by Lead Coaches Paddy O’Rourke of St Faithleach’s and Patrick McHale of Shannon Gaels. Two 40 minute matches took place; one between the children from second class whilst the other game saw a serious showdown take place in the match between the older children. Everyone showed off the hard work that has been put in, by children and coaches, from both clubs this season. All the children were a credit to their clubs and our community. A big thank you to St Faithleach’s for hosting the event.

Back Row L to R: Marie Dennigan (Coach), Patrick McHale (Coach), Gavin Duffy, Senan McHale, Finn Fallon, Sean Hogan, Laoise Farrell, Ben Cassidy, Leah Hanley, Dean Nolan, Caden Donlon, Michelle Kelly (Coach), Jay Hanley, Jason Fallon (Coach).

Front Row L to R: Becki Hanley, Lucy Hayes, Anna Donohue, Mikey Dennigan, Annelisa Casey, Zoë-May Shorthall, Jake Nolan, Ronan Kelly

Back row left to right: Thomas McCann, Mirettika Narain, Rebecca Klava, Emily Carroll, James Murray, Charlie O’Connor, Rory Curran, Ria Cassidy, Alice Malone, Alex Tyndell, Jamie Hilton and Paudi Murray.

Front Row – L to R: Ben Lackey, Thomas Cox, Aidan Cox, Tommy Smith, Emma Farrell, Donal Cox, Leah Byrne, Ben Rock, Karl Rola, Abbie Hilton. Missing from pic Ben O’Rourke .

Back row L to R: Michelle Kelly (Coach), Jason Fallon (Coach), Patrick McHale (Coach).

Middle row L to R: Jay Hanley, Senan McHale, Dean Nolan, Sean Hogan, Ben Cassidy, Laoise Farrell.

Front Row L to R: Leah Hanley, Finn Fallon, Caden Donlon, Ronan Kelly.

Names for this picture are, Back row L to R:

Jake Nolan, Douglas Johnston, Daniel Healy, Anna Donohue, Zoë-May Shortall.

Front row L to R: Annelisa Casey, Mikey Dennigan, Gavin Duffy, Lucy Hayes, Becki Hanley.

Shannon Gaels (SG) had a very enjoyable blitz with our neighbours, St. Faithleach’s, on Saturday 10th. Thank you to our hosts for inviting us to another very well organised blitz.
It was great to see 20 of our U7’s (boys and girls) buzzing around in the morning sunshine. The future looks bright for Rathcline GAA, with the dazzling skill levels on display. The coaches are very grateful to the parents for their continued support and dedication.
Shannon Gaels’ Game Promotion Officer Programme has now commenced again in our primary schools. This programme is invaluable to our boys and girls and will continue to develop their skills on a weekly basis, throughout the school year.

Rathcline GAA

St. Faithleach’s GAA

Senior Championship

Our Senior men take on Western Gaels in the final group game in Strokestown on Saturday evening September 17th Throw in 6pm. Please support the lads. All ticket event. Tickets available on Roscommon Gas website.


Girls u14 will play their league final against familiar opponents in Padraig Pearses next Sunday 18th in Castlerea. Throw in at 3pm. The girls are looking to double the trophy tally with their championship winning medals already earned. Best of luck to their management team also. Please support the girls. 

U15 Championship 

The U15 lads will play Oran/Croan’s on Tuesday evening at 6.45pm in Ballintubber. Best of luck to team and management. Please come along and support the lads. 

Underage Training

Continues every Thursday evening at 6:30pm at the pitch. All levels and new members welcome. Looking forward to seeing you all.


The minor club are looking for volunteers to help at the Underage trainings on Thursday evenings from 6:30pm to 7:30pm. If you would like to help please contact David Harrison or any club committee member. 


Just a reminder that envelopes available at all local outlets. Thank you for your continued support. Annual Lotto subscriptions are now due for renewal. New members welcome. You could be the next winner. 

Leave a Reply