Cemetery Sundays: The dates have now been set for Mass to be celebrated at the three cemeteries in the parish of Rathcline in July. Mass on Sunday 3rd July Rathcline Cemetery at 6pm. Lanesboro Cemetery on 10th July at 6pm and Clonbonny Cemetery on Sunday 17th July also at 6pm. This is ample notice for all those with relatives in each of the cemeteries to have their family grave tended to and have it in good shape.
GAA DRAW: The results of the Rathcline GAA fundraising draw that took place on Saturday last in the Yacht Bar. The winners were 1st €3000 Seamus Quinn, Cullentra, 2nd €1000 John Greene Longford, 3rd €750 Caroline Cullen, Rathcline Road, 4th €500 Caroline Cullen, Rathcline Road, 5th €250 Dessie O’Reilly, , 6th €200 Saoirse O’Brien, Portlaoise, c/o Liam Connerton, 7th 200 Liam Ormsby, 8th €200 Dermot Nolan, Newtowncashel, 9th €200 Eileen Mullen, Moher, 10th €200 Eilish & Bridie Rhatigan, 11th 2 premium stand tickets for ‘Take That’ concert in Croke Park 18th June, Laura & Shane, c/o Louis Skelly, 12th 2 premium stand tickets for ‘Take That’ concert in Croke Park 19th June, Sharon Walsh, c/o Rathcline House, 13th 2 premium stand tickets for Leinster Hurling Final in Croke Park 3rd July, John Toner c/o Cameron, 14th 2 premium stand tickets for Leinster Football Final in Croke Park 10th July, Emily Fallon, Lisreevagh, 15th 2 premium stand tickets for All Ireland Hurling semi-final in Croke Park 7th August, Sean Nolan c/o Mickey Farrell Clonfower, 16th 2 premium stand tickets for All Ireland Hurling semi-final in Croke Park 14th August, Ester Casey, Stonepark, 17th 2 premium stand tickets for All Ireland Football semi-final in Croke Park 21th August, Kevin Hanley & Fiona Egan, Lisnacusha and 18th 2 premium stand tickets for All Ireland Football semi-final in Croke Park 28th August, Michael Nolan.
Summer Camp: A Kidz Camp for children between the ages of 4 and 13 years is being run in Lanesboro National School from Thursday 30 June to Wed 6 July. A variety of fun activities will be on offer ranging from Art to Science, Drama, Music and Games. To book a place, please contact Liz on 0863447771 or Cora on 0868042332.
Sympathy: We would like to extend our sincere sympathy to Mrs Mary B Connor, Barnacor on the death of her sister Teresa Durcan, Bunnacrannagh, Curry, Co. Sligo last weekend.
Lanesboro Bridge: The result of the summer bridge competition in Sorohan’s on Wednesday night last was: 1st Elish Gray & C. Hussey, 2nd Mary Mc Gushin & Marie Sheeran, 3rd Mags Gillen & Joan Donnellan.
Ballyboro Scouts: Congratulations to the cub section who took part in a four day camp in Larch Hill, the HQ of scouting on June Bank Holiday weekend. The theme for the weekend was Stone Age and as they headed off on their newly acquired “Flinstone Car” and many costumes they represented the troop proudly with troops taking part from all four provinces.
Swing!: On Saturday next 18th June you are invited to ‘get into the swing’ with an evening with the Sperrin Choir who will perform an evening of music and song in St. Coman’s Church Roscommon. The show commences at 8pm and tickets €10 each are available at the door.
Visiting: John King will visit St. Mary’s Parish Hall on Thursday 30th June. John is an energy healer who works with angelic energy to aid in physical, emotional and spiritual healing. John also reads angel cards, oracle cards and Zen tarot. To book appointments contact John 085-1232957.
Community Games: The annual Church gate collection took place at all masses in the parish lastweekend. The committee expresses their thanks to everyone who contributed so generously.
Fermoyle NS: Football: Congratulations to our Gaelic football team who achieved a unique double in winning the Division 3A League and Championship 2010/2011. A big thanks to our mentor Mr. P Connerton. Soccer: Well done to our 5 aside soccer team who won the FAI schools league. The team players are Oran Wyse, Connell Kennelly, Niall Keane, Cillian Flood, Daniel Curran, Oran Kenny and Kian Gilmore and our goal keeper Stephen O’Dowd. Our manager and trainer is Master D Connerton. Skipaton: We participated in the skipaton to raise money for the Irish Heart Foundation. We raised over €1450. It was a lovely way to get everyone skipping and it was a lot of fun for everyone in the school. We would like to say thanks to Ms Mahon for organising the event and everyone who took part. Hurling: We entered 3 teams in the hurling (two in the Boy’s Section and one Girls’ team). Our second boys’ team consisting of fifth class pupils got into the final. Unfortunately they lost to Stonepark but well done to all. Camogie: Hard luck to the girls who lost in the final to Ballymahon. Congratulations to the girls and Ms Mahon on doing so well! Junior Inventor Competition: Congratulations to Aaron Farrell who came 1st in his category and James Gavigan who came 3rd in his category in the Junior Inventor Competition. Mini Sevens: Well done to Connell Kennelly who will represent the school in Hurling Mini Sevens in Croke Park later in the summer! Children Helping Children: Well done to Stephen O’Dowd who came 1st in the Children Helping Children colouring competition (12 -13 years category). Aisling Arts Festival: Well done to Senior Infants who won the Aisling Arts Festival Arts Competition. We would like to thank Ms Mahon and Ms McManus for all her help! Cullen’s XL Shop Lanesboro Story Competition Winner: Congratulations to Connell Kennelly who came first in the Best Essay Competition. The runners up were Anna Peters, Sarah Farrell, Grace Brennan, Conor English and Oran Wyse. Féile Ceoil: On the 13th April 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th classes went to Dean Crowe Theatre. They played a variety of instrumental music which included tin whistles, drums, accordions, guitar and more. The pupils had a great time and are already looking forward to taking part again next year!
New Planters: The new planters containing Trees and flowers were introduced to the town last week and add a great decoration to our town. The planters are sponsored by Lanesboro Tourism Co-Op in conjunction with Longford Community Resources Ltd. The planters were excellently made bylocal fabricator Vinnie Mc Gowan and the planting of the trees and flowers were all done by local volunteers keen on the enrichment of the town. There is a great responsibility on everybody to ensure that no damage is done to these planters and that we all keep a watchful eye to ensure no damage is done.
Camp: An Art, Dance, Music and Sports Camp will take place in St. Mary’s Parish Hall Lanesboro from Monday 11th July to Friday 15th July daily from 10to 2pm.. For enquiries and bookings contact Mairéad Quinn 086-3046426 086-3046426 or Maureen Farrell 086-3702719 086-3702719
Lough Ree AC: The Connaught championships for U9 to U12 took pride of place at the tartan track at Sligo I.T. on Saturday last. Theclub was well represented with about thirty young athletes. There were plentyof youngsters there ensuring a high standard of competition. Three Connaughtmedals was the limit of the clubs achievement – with several fourth placesgiving hope for future events. The club hero – James Browne was entered in the U11 Ball Throw event and teamed up with Bryn Peters. Had Peters thrown to his potential they would have won the event, instead they had to settle for bronze medals. That is not taking from the fact that James had the best throw in the competition. Dean O’Reilly finished fourth in the U12 Ball Throw, an individual event in this age group. His placing qualifies him for the All Ireland Finals in Templemore. It was great to see the “Cashel Twins” Ciara Healy and Ann Bannon back in action. Last but not least, congratulations to Rebecca Berga who won the silver medal in the under 12 Ball Throw. Indeed Rebecca maintains that she had the winning throw but got disqualified for a break.