Lanesboro local news Dec 10

GUN CLUB: A meeting of the Lanesboro Gun Club will take place on Friday night next 10th December in Adie Farrell's Meeting Room at 8pm. All members asked to attend this important meeting.

GUN CLUB: A meeting of the Lanesboro Gun Club will take place on Friday night next 10th December in Adie Farrell's Meeting Room at 8pm. All members asked to attend this important meeting.

TABLE QUIZ

The recently formed Lanesboro Triathlon Club is holding a Table Quiz in Clarke's Bar on Friday night next 10th December at 8.30pm. The club has made tremendous strides since its inception only a few months back and their activities have created a great buzz in the locality. Go along and support this new and exciting club. Bring lots of friends as a great night of fun is assured, make it a party night where the craic and atmosphere will be 90.teams of 4 and the cost per table is €40.

NEW BOOK

Local writer Jack Harte recently published his latest book entitled Unravelling the Spiral at Roscommon Library. The book is a story on the life and work of Fred Conlon. Fred was a near neighbour great friend from their days in Killeenduff, Co. Sligo before the Harte family embarked on their move to the Green in Lanesboro. Jack relates the life and work of Fred in his own inimitable way and the book is a tremendous read. I would like to congratulate Jack on another fine masterpiece and hope he again has wonderful sales of this book. The book is on sale locally in O'Brien's at a cost of 24.95 euro.

BIRTH

Congratulations to Ian and Pamela Cassidy Radharc na Muilleann on the birth recently of a baby boy

AGM

Following a hugely successful and history making year the club will hold their AGM on Friday night next 10th December in the clubhouse in Clonbonny. Every parent and those interested in the continued promotion and development of underage football and Scr na ng in the parish are invited to attend. The club would like to pay special recognition to everybody, both from within and outside the club that helped us during the year. Your support was crucial to our development and we look forward to seeing you at the AGM on Friday night.

PENANCE SERVICE

The Penance Service schedule for Christmas is as follows; Newtowncashel St Mary's Church, Tuesday 14th December at 8pm, Ballyleague, Church of the Holy Rosary on Monday 20th December and St. Mary's Church Lanesboro on Thursday 23rd December from 7.30pm to 8pm.

CHRISTMAS DAY RUN

This is the 20th anniversary and it would be marvelous to have a record number taking part. With almost 6 weeks to go to Christmas Day, time is running out to get training and support the very special occasion. As we are in very trying times financially everybody is asked to make that extra special effort as this is the main fund raiser for the MS society and your sponsorship means that there is a continuous support for those suffering with MS.Sponsorship cards are available from O'Brien's Corner Shop, Michael Flood, Newtowncashel (Tel: 086-0880855); Brigid Mullooly, Lanesborough (Tel: 086-8807596) and from Casserley's Shop and Fallon Bar Newtowncashel.

LANESBORO BRIDGE

The results of the two most recent competitions are Wednesday 17th November – 1st Brid Mc Dermott & Una Lawlor, 2nd Kathleen Reilly, 3rdCyril Hussey & Bernadette Clancy, 4th Noreen Dunne & Mai Casey. 24th November N/S 1st Elish Gray & Gemma Douglas, 2nd Phil Chalmers & Cyril Hussey, 3rd Mona O'Flaherty & Bernadette Gillen. E/W 1st Philomena Walsh & Kathleen Harrison and 2nd Brid Mc Dermott & Una Lawlor.

BRUSHSTROKES

The Brushstrokes Christmas Art Exhibition will continue in St. Mary's Parish Hall until Sunday next. Drop in and cast your eye on the marvelous scenes and you will be in awe of the talents of our local artists. There are Christmas presents to adorn any wall.

BIRTH

Congratulations to Tom and Carmel Rumney, Radharc na Muilleann, on the recent birth of a baby girl.

SWIM

This year is the 31st year of the sponsored swim and it is hoped that the numbers this year will exceed all records. The swim has raised much money for the Lough Ree Sub Aqua Club and local charities for the past 30 years and it is hoped that a huge number will once again take the plunge on Christmas Day and help the Sub Aqua club.Lough Ree Sub Aqua Club is one of the leading clubs in the country and has been to the forefront in search and rescue for many years. Their work is without doubt vital and your support for the Swim will be greatly appreciated.Sponsorship cards are available from O'Brien's Corner Shop and from any member of the Lough Ree Sub Aqua Club.

BRIDGE

The results of the competition held on Monday 29th November are N/S Gross 1st Eileen Kelly & Eileen Watts, 2nd Patricia Mc Gann & Joan Browne, 3rd Loretto Cooney & Maureen Mulryan. N/S Nett 1st Eileen Kelly & Eileen Watts, 2nd Mary Conmy & Mary Jameson, 3rd Patricia Mc Gann & Joan Browne. E/W Gross and Nett 1st Hannah Clyne & Mai Casey, 2nd Katharine Harrison & Noreen Dunne, 3rd K. Hanly & M. Fallon.

The Christmas Competition will be held on Monday night next 13th December.

MEALS ON WHEELS

The county Longford Meals on Wheels service that contributes so much to people in the parish will hold their annual Church gate collection at all Masses on Saturday and Sunday next 11th and 12th December. Your usual generous support will be greatly appreciated.

CHRISTMAS

The Christmas Service schedule for St. John's parishioners are as follows: In St. John's Church Lanesboro there will be Holy Communion service on Christmas Eve at 9pm. On St. Stephen's day there will be Morning service and Carols at 11.30am. In St. Coman's Roscommon on Sunday 19th December there will be Service at 11.30am. On Christmas Day there will be Holy Communion Service at 11am.

MONSTER BINGO

The Rathcline GAA club is holding a Monster Bingo on Sunday next 12th December in Ballyleague Hall at 3pm. This is an event not to be missed and not alone should you go but you should also bring your friends and support the club. The jackpot will be 2000 euro. Sharpen your pencils and markers and make sure you get there early to get your seat.

ANNUAL DRAW

Carmel Linnane and Liz Balfe are holding their annual Christmas Draw. The proceeds of the draw are in aid of African students. The draw will take place in The Yacht Bar on Saturday 18th December. The prize list is: 1st prize €150, 2nd prize 6 bottles Wine, 3rd prize bottle Brandy, 4thprize box Biscuits & Sweets. There will be many more prizes on the night.

FORGET ME KNOT

Invite you to an Exhibition & Sale of their work at Clonmee, Lanesboro, Co. Longford 14th Nov-19th Dec- 12 noon-7pm daily. Choose from – Jewellery, Needle Craft, Crochet, Knitwear, Woodcraft, Stained Glass, Teddy Bears, Soaps & Candles, Christmas Decorations and much more.The exhibition also includes Ceramics by award winner Thomas Lynam.

PIKE ANGLING

On Sunday last 5th December the Pike Angling club held their Christmas draw for non-fishing members. The winners were 1st prize hamper went to Ger Birdill, Strokestown, 2nd Meat voucher Vincent Reddin, The Green, 3rd Meat voucher Moydow and 4th prize Meat voucher Tommy Hunt, Ballyleague. There were also numerous other prizes given out on the day.

COMMUNITY GAMES

The AGM of the Lanesboro Community Games was held last week and the following committee was elected for 2011 Chairperson, John Rooney, Secretary Teresa Ryan,. Treasurer Pauline Casey, Assistant Treasurer Sharon Brady and PRO Mary Sorohan. The committee was very disappointed with the turnout at the AGM and it encourages more parents to help out during 2011.The committee will distribute to the schools the list of events which can be entered including model making, handwriting, art, tag rugby, soccer, gaelic football etc. The committee praised the tireless work of Sharon Brady over the years as Secretary and is delighted that she will continue to help out in the role as Assistant Treasurer during 2011.