Lanesboro/Ballyleague

Family Day: The schedule is now set for what should be a remarkable day on Sunday next 14th August. At 11.30am Fr Mickey will be celebrant of a Club Folk Mass and we encouraged all family members of all underage players to attend. A huge effort has gone into the music for the Mass by Tracy Tobin and the choir Tractors will start gathering for the Tractor Run at the priest’s field from 10.30am. At 12.30 the ’Tractor Run’ will commence and the route will take us down to the corner, up the Rathcline Road, over the hill of Rathcline to Moran’s where we turn left through Aughaloughan, Carrowstrawley, to the Turlough and turning left at Cashelbeg to Newpark crossroads. Then down through Lisnacusha to Toddy’s cross where we turn right and on to Lehery crossroads where we cross the main road and continue through Mahoraveen and Clonfower. At Clonfower crossroads we turn left and at Jimmy Clancy’s house we take the ‘Line’ road down to Clonbonny. The barbecue will take place immediately following the tractor run at 2pm where the Sports will begin and many local artists will supply music to cover all tastes. How good are you at guessing weight? You can put your knowledge to the test as there will be a Guess the Weight of cattle and also Guess the Weight of sheep. Some of the activities on the day will include a Dog Show, Face Painting, Sheaf Throwing, Egg and Spoon Race, live music and many more surprises. This is a new and novel day organised by the minor club and club would like to see a huge number of tractors on the roads through the parish on the day. Bookings for the Tractor Run can be made by calling into Martina O’Brien in the Corner Shop or by phoning 0433321107. Payment of €30 must be made at the time of booking. Shannon Gaels Minor club welcomes everyone to participate in their day and looks forward to a massive crowd in Clonbonny.

Family Day: The schedule is now set for what should be a remarkable day on Sunday next 14th August. At 11.30am Fr Mickey will be celebrant of a Club Folk Mass and we encouraged all family members of all underage players to attend. A huge effort has gone into the music for the Mass by Tracy Tobin and the choir Tractors will start gathering for the Tractor Run at the priest’s field from 10.30am. At 12.30 the ’Tractor Run’ will commence and the route will take us down to the corner, up the Rathcline Road, over the hill of Rathcline to Moran’s where we turn left through Aughaloughan, Carrowstrawley, to the Turlough and turning left at Cashelbeg to Newpark crossroads. Then down through Lisnacusha to Toddy’s cross where we turn right and on to Lehery crossroads where we cross the main road and continue through Mahoraveen and Clonfower. At Clonfower crossroads we turn left and at Jimmy Clancy’s house we take the ‘Line’ road down to Clonbonny. The barbecue will take place immediately following the tractor run at 2pm where the Sports will begin and many local artists will supply music to cover all tastes. How good are you at guessing weight? You can put your knowledge to the test as there will be a Guess the Weight of cattle and also Guess the Weight of sheep. Some of the activities on the day will include a Dog Show, Face Painting, Sheaf Throwing, Egg and Spoon Race, live music and many more surprises. This is a new and novel day organised by the minor club and club would like to see a huge number of tractors on the roads through the parish on the day. Bookings for the Tractor Run can be made by calling into Martina O’Brien in the Corner Shop or by phoning 0433321107. Payment of €30 must be made at the time of booking. Shannon Gaels Minor club welcomes everyone to participate in their day and looks forward to a massive crowd in Clonbonny.

Sympathy: We would like to extend our sincere sympathy to Mike, John and Anne Tynan and their family on the death of their aunt Molly Wall in England recently.

Tourism Co-Op: Your community needs you to share your ideas at a community exhibition day which will take place on Friday 16th Sept in St. Mary’s Hall, 6pm—8pm and on Sunday 18th Sept, 12pm—4pm. Draw on a photograph with a marker ,make drawings on a map, draw a diagram or write a short descriptive note. Write your name and details on the idea and place it in the boxes in local shops, the library or Credit Union of give it to one of the Steering Group Dessie McDermott, Dessie Watts, Denis Devereaux, Mary Fleming, Margaret Mullooly, Ronan Cullen, Ray Hogan, Alicia McDermott, Carol Ferguson, Philomena Rogers, Marie Fallon, Margaret Nohilly, Joan Donnellan, James Casey ,Margaret Gillen and Seadna Ryan. Last date for submission of ideas is Thursday 18 Aug 2011.Once your ideas are submitted, the local steering group will create an exhibition from all ideas which can be viewed, explained and debated at the public exhibition in St Mary’s Hall.

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