Lanesboro local news Jan 21

THE SEARCH IS ON!: Search for a Star is back for its fifth year and it is looked forward to with the excitement of Santa Claus.

THE SEARCH IS ON!: Search for a Star is back for its fifth year and it is looked forward to with the excitement of Santa Claus.

There will be a record number of acts participating this year such is the interest for more and more of the community to get involved. Search for a Star will take place on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th February. Tickets will be on sale in the next week in O'Brien's and early booking is definitely advisable as this is show is traditionally a sell-out.


The results of the last competition is; N/S Gross 1st Mai Casey & Margaret Gillen, 2nd Joan Browne & Patricia Mc Gann, 3rd Mark & Peggy Crehan, 4thAnn Donlon & Freda Kenny. Nett: 1st Ann Donlon & Freda Kenny, 2nd Mike Flynn & Kathleen O' Reilly, 3rd Mary Conmy & Catherine Mc Govern, 4thHannah Clyne & Maureen Hynes. E/W Gross: 1st Patsy Canavan & Bernie Gillen, 2nd Mike Flynn & Kathleen O' Reilly, 3rd Mary Conmy & Catherine Mc Govern, 4th Hannah Clyne & Maureen Hynes. Nett: 1st Patsy Canavan & Bernie Gillen, 2nd Mike Flynn & Kathleen O' Reilly, 3rd Mary Conmy & Catherine Mc Govern, 4th Una Clarke & Nora Kelly. On January 24th The EJ Browne Memorial will take place. The Regional Pairs competition will take place in Mullingar on Sunday 13th February at 1.30pm. Contact club secretary Hannah Clyne to enter. On January 26th the Annie Duignan Trophy will be played for in Slashers.


The indoor market continues every Friday from 11am to 2pm in the Co-Op hall. If you are unable to attend and want to place an order please phone 3327070.


The results of the competition held on Wednesday 12th January are; 1st Phil Chalmers & Cyril Hussey, 2nd Gemma Douglas & Kathleen Hanley, 3rdPhilomena Walsh & Katherine Harrison, 4th Noreen Dunne & Mai Casey.An EGM will take place this Wednesday night


Saturday night is going to be a lucky night for one lucky ticket holder when the Rathcline GAA club draw takes place. I urge your support for the draw on this Saturday night 22nd January. Tickets can be bought in O'Brien's or from any club executive. The first prize is 3,000 euro and there are a further nine prizes to be won. Be supportive of your club.


The Shannon Gaels Minor Club held their AGM on Sunday last in St. Mary's Parish Hall. The following executive were elected to office for the coming year: Chairman – Jimmy Flood, Vice Chairman – Sean Kenny, Secretary – Seadna Ryan, Assistant Secretary – Ciara Myhill, Treasurer – Brendan Keane, Assistant Treasurer – Tina Dowd, PRO – Joe O'Brien, Co Board delegates – Michel O'Sullivan and two others to be appointed, Child Protection Officer – Seadna Ryan.


The marriage took place at St. Mary & John's Church, Ballincollig, Co. Cork of Barry Mc Dermott son of Dessie and Breeda Mc Dermott, Barnacor and Aisling Deasy daughter of Olive and the late Patrick Deasy, Ballincollig, Co. Cork. Bestman was Noel Ferguson friend of the groom and chief bridesmaid was Edel Mc Dermott, sister of the groom. Pageboys were Cian and Brian Mc Grath, nephew of the bride. The marriage ceremony was celebrated by Fr. George O'Mahony, Ballincollig. The wedding reception was held in the Castlemartyr Resort Hotel. We wish the happy couple many years of wedded happiness.


You can 'shape up' with Bonnie's Pilates class in St. Mary's Parish Hall commencing on this Thursday 17th January at 7pm. Pilates is suitable for all ages and abilities. Everyone is welcome to go along and join in. All you are required to bring along is a mat. The course will run over 10 weeks. If you require any further information contact Bonnie phone 087-2238237.


The weekly card game will continue every Sunday night in the Peer Inn at 9pm sharp. Less expenses, all other monies will be distributed in prize money. Refreshments will be served and all are welcome.This week's there was a three way tie for first place between Sonny Shea & Tom Scally, Mickie Connaughton & Tom Mulvihill and Mike Brennan & Padraig Hand. The table prize winners were PJ Glennon and Michael Kelly.


The Community Games committee will hold a Draughts and Chess evening on Monday 24th January 7-8PM, St Mary's Hall. There are a number of age groups, with five players and two subs required per team. If you already know how to play or have an interest in learning to play and would like to be part of Lanesboro's team, please come along. If anyone would be able to assist in teaching/training please come along or contact one of the committee, your help would be greatly appreciated.


Due to popular demand, the second term of Glee Club starts on 22nd January from 9-10.30 in Dean Egan Library, Ballymahon. All newcomers from age of 4-12 are welcome. Call Lisa on 0877619605 for info and bookings.


Fermoyle N.S. Parents Association presents an evening of Culinary Demonstration by celebrity chef Frank Moynihan in the Peer Inn on Thursday 4thFebruary at 8pm. Tickets are priced at 10 euro and your support will be greatly appreciated.


The Sunday night 25 card game takes place in the Co-Op hall, and will continue every Sunday night..The winners last Sunday night had a five way tie for first place; Gemma & Mike, Barney & Eugene, Freda & Martin, Michael & Sean and Pat & Val. The 20th game went to Mary & Ronan and the 15th game to Mark & Noreen. The raffle winners were Martin, Noreen, Barney and Val. The jackpot next week stands at 320 euro on 14 games.


Club Membership: Membership now due, payable to Registrar, Padraig Murray.Cards: Every Tuesday in the Club House, 9.00pm. Last week's winners - Michael/Kevin & Tim/Pat Joe. Last Game - Kevin/Joe. The ticket winners were - Sean, Sonny, Tim, Frank. New players always welcome.


Free membership for children and students. An 'Online Learning' Initiative is running in your local library over the next few months. The courses are all online and open to everybody over 18. All courses have been developed for people with little or no IT Skills as well as those with some IT knowledge. Some of the courses running include: Introduction to Computers, Internet and Email, ECDL, Basic Finance, Health and Safety.Registration forms are available at the Library. A FAS course facilitator will be present every Wednesday from 2pm 3.30pm for any queries you may have.For more information contact Stella on 043 3321291 or email


We would like to extend our sincere sympathy to Johnny Smyth and the Feeney family on the death of Frank Goggins (late of Weekfield) in England last week.


Anybody interested in computer classes should call the Co-Op 3327070 immediately.