Lanesboro/Ballyleague - April 1

SCRAP METAL - Rathcline GAA Player’s Fundraising Committee have organised a ‘Scrap Metal Collection’ within the wider community area. They invite scrap wire, metal storage tanks, any unwanted scrap metal, scrap cars, old fire ranges, unwanted machinery, unwanted batteries, emersion cylinder, old gates etc.

SCRAP METAL - Rathcline GAA Player’s Fundraising Committee have organised a ‘Scrap Metal Collection’ within the wider community area. They invite scrap wire, metal storage tanks, any unwanted scrap metal, scrap cars, old fire ranges, unwanted machinery, unwanted batteries, emersion cylinder, old gates etc.

We all have lots of these items lying around at the back of our houses and gardens and now here is an ideal opportunity to de-clutter.

There is a collection service available over the next few weeks and if you want to get rid of any of the aforementioned contact any of the following and they will arrange for collection – Kevin Hanley 086-8908436, Alan Fayne 087-7870252, Ryan Fallon 086-1020542, Michael Hanley 086-3636166, Conor Casey 086-1075173 or James Hanley 086-1611790. You are asked to contact immediately as presently there is a big demand on the lads services.

CAMERA CLUB

The Shannonside Camera Club monthly meeting takes place on Tuesday 5th April at 8pm in the ESB Sports & Social Clubhouse at 8pm. Conor Dowling from the Boyle Camera Club will show and discuss a panel of photographs which qualified him to be a licentiate member of the Irish Photographic Federation. All those interested are cordially invited to attend the showing and enjoy a cup of tea afterwards. Photographs taken by members of the recent local Horse Fair and St. Patrick’s Day Parade will be posted on the club’s internet site next week- these may be viewed by going into a Google search for Shannonside camera club.

ANGLING

Lanesboro Pike Angling club would like to inform all anglers that they will be holding a boat competition on Sunday 17th April in Lanesboro. Fishing will be from 11.00am to 4.00pm and entries will be taken from 10.00am at Lanesboro harbour next to the duck pond. This is a catch and release competition, all boats must carry a suitable tank to hold fish and it is required that all anglers have club insurance. It is also advised that all anglers wear life jackets on the day. The entry fee is €50 per boat with a maximum of 4 rods per boat and no more than 2 rods per angler. The prizes are 1st €500, 2nd €300, 3rd €250, 4th €200 and 5th €150. Following the weigh-in the presentation of prizes will take place in the Yacht Bar. The committee would like to thank all the club members for all the time and effort that they put into building the wonderful float that won 1st prize in the club category at this year’s St. Patrick’s Day parade in Lanesboro.

WHIST DRIVE

On Friday night next 1st April Lanesboro Social Services will host their April Whist Drive in St, Mary’s Hall at 8.45pm. Lanesboro Social Services continues to do tremendous unseen and unheralded work in the community throughout each year.

VOLUNTEERS

Volunteers are being sought by Fr. Reilly for Easter ceremonies on Holy Thursday 21st April, Good Friday 22nd, Holy Saturday 23rd, and Easter Sunday 24th April. If you are interested in helping and playing your part in the Easter ceremonies please call to Fr. Reilly.

BRIDGE CLUB

The results of the Lanesboro Bridge club competition held on Wednesday 23rd March are 1st Bernadette Clancy & Kathleen Hanley, 2nd Frank & Frances Brennan, 3rd Elish Gray & Mary Mc Gushin and 4th tie between Cyril Hussey & Phil Chalmers and Loretto Cooney & Peg Clarke.

MIDOC

For urgent need of a doctor during out of hour you are invited to call MIDOC service 1850 302702.

RESCUE

As usual last Thursday the county council workers arrived in Lanesboro to carry out their usual duties and shortly after their arrival they became aware of a swan in distress on the middle of the road in the vicinity of the church. The two men Hughie Keenan and Paul Menton quickly made their way to the stricken swan and quickly gathered the bird who was in deep distress. The men brought the bird back to the harbour behind the car park and released it where it took the swan a few minutes to regain its composure before flying out onto the lake. Both men must be complimented for their quick reaction and rescuing the swan and they began the day with a good deed.

VINTAGE TRACTOR

A member of our community contacted Joe Murphy, chairman of the Dromard regarding information on a vintage 35 tractor currently being worked on by his club. Could that man please contact Joe again, phone 087-1340132

25 CARD GAME

The 25 drive held in the Peer Inn on Sunday night produced the following winners; 1st Paddy Fayne & Sonny Shea, tie 2nd Packie Feeney & Tom Scally and Johno Beirne & Brendan Casey. The table prize winners were Adie Farrell & Mike Brennan and Padraig Hand & Paddy Flood. The game continues on Sunday night next at 9pm

BRIDGE

Lough Ree 2000 bridge club played for our President, Mai Casey’s beautiful Prize on Monday night. They had 13 tables and everything ran smoothly, in the very capable hands of John Godden. Thank you very much, John. Glad to see John out and about again and the club wish him well. Thanks, too, to the players who filled in at the last minute, as usual. Well done to Orla Mc Entee and Mark Tiernan, Ballymahon, on their success in taking 2nd place in the All-Ireland Pairs in Athlone on Sunday - a great achievement. Hopefully, they will be eligible to try again next year. Our other Longford representatives did very well also, as did our neighbours in Roscommon. Congratulations on a great performance from all.

PLAYSCHOOL

Lanesboro Ballyleague Community Playschool will shortly be contacting parents of children on the list for September 2011. If you have not already registered your interest with the preschool you can now do so by telephoning 043.333.0957. If there is nobody available to answer your call you are asked to leave your name and contact number on the voicemail and a member of staff shall call you back as soon as possible. You can also express your interest by email to: teresaplayschool@gmail.com. The Playschool is participating in the free pre-school scheme.

LADIES GROUP

Anyone interested in joining the Lasraí Ladies Group are very welcome to go along on a Thursday night at 8.30pm. The group take part in a number of different activities e.g. crochet, flower arranging and relaxation. Each night finishes with a cup of tea and a chat. For further information phone 087-1422395.

BADMINTON

The club would say well done to the Men’s Grade 7 Lanesboro Team who were runners-up in the Midland League Grade 7 Competition on Thursday 24th March in Ballymore. The team is Ronán Cullen, Satish Baskeran, Joe Browne and Donal Casey and the sub is Séan Casey. Well done to the juniors who took part in the Junior competition in Kenagh on Saturday last.