Ballina/Boher GAA and Parish News

November 8, 2018

RECENTLY BAPTISED:  We welcome into God’s family, Robyn Mary Seymour, daughter of Patrick and Sonya, Ard Coillte, who was baptised recently.

PAINTING OF OUR LADY AND ST. LUA CHURCH, BALLINA;  The painting of the inside of Ballina Church isnow completed.  Thanks to all involved in the work and to our parishioners who at times were inconvenienced while the work was in progress.
NOVEMBER IS FAST APPROACHING:  It is customary at this time of year to remember our deceased.  Envelopes will be available this weekend at our churches for you to place the names of your deceased loved ones in with your donation.  Please return before November 1st as they will be remembered at all Masses in our two churches during the month.   Prayers in the cemeteries: Ballina, Sunday, Nov 7th: Templehallow, Sunday, Nov 14th: Kilmastulla, Sunday, Nov 21st: all at 2pm.
UNDER 16 HURLING FINAL:  Ballina met Carrick Swans in the County Final in Littleton on Saturday afternoon last.   The game was played under ideal weather conditions and a pristine pitch.   Playing with a strong breeze, Ballina started strongly and were first to score through Mike Breen.  Both teams were evenly matched until Carrick’s two quick goals mid way through the first half.  Ballina fought back to leave a half time score of 2-2 to 0-5.   Ballina faced the strong breeze in the second half but still managed the first 3 scores of the half.   These were followed by a Mike Breen goal to level the scores but Carrick immediately replied with another goal from their full forward, Bill Barrett.   From here out, Carrick pushed forward and finished 6 points winners.  Congratulations to all who were involved with this gallant team.
CONGRATULATIONS:  Well done to Peter King who was part of the Monaleen Team which won the Limerick Senior county football last weekend.  Peter was captain of the Ballina Junior Football team which defeated Fethard in the 2004 Tipperary County Final.
FIREWOOD AUCTION:  Work continues next Saturday in preparation for the Annual Auction which will be held in late November.   Anyone wishing to donate firewood or wishing to be part of the harvesting, contact the Club Secretary as soon as possible.