Ballina/Boher News

November 8, 2018

Friday Church Services in Ballina:   After 10am Mass, the Blessed Sacrament is exposed until 5pm.  Prayer of the Church and Benediction at 1.05pm.  Why not come along and pray awhile.

Archdiocese Pilgrimage to Lourdes:   Joe Walsh Tours have launched the Archdiocese of Cashel and Emly’s Pilgrimage to Lourdes 2013.  This pilgrimage will take place from June 16th to 21st with a full inclusive price of €699.  Booking forms for the Pilgrim section are now available from Joe Walsh Tours on 01 2410811.  Enquires to Fr. Tom Hearne on 0504 51230

Recently Baptised:   We welcome into God’s family, Sean Tim Ryan, son of Sinead and Shane, Boher: Aidan Thomas Kennedy, Lakeview, Cullenagh, son of Nellie and Val: who were baptized recently.

First Friday:   Friday next is the First Friday of May.  Usual house calls will be made.  Mass in Ballina at 10am and in Boher at 7.30pm.

 “Big Spring Clean Up”:   Boher Primary School is holding a ‘Clean Up’ as part of the National Spring Clean Event on Wednesday, May 1st, starting at 10am on and around the school and church grounds.  Parents and guardians are encouraged to supervise and join in the work.

 Buy a sod campaign: The club launched their buy a sod campaign to fund the development of their new field on Saturday morning last.  Minister Alan Kelly was on hand to receive the first sod as he had been most supportive of the clubs application for the Sports capital funding. Sods are for sale at €50 euro each and may be purchased on line at or from any committee members. So why not pitch in and buy a sod to ensure the future development of Ballina’s facilities. Your contribution will be very much appreciated.

Congratulations to Rachel Devane and Paul Ryan who were married last Friday in Ballina. We wish them the very best on their future married life together. 

Intermediate Hurling Championship: We contested a highly charged game last Saturday in Moneygall against Moyne/Templetouhy matching score for score up to the final whistle. Ballina 0-13 to Moyne/Templetouhy 0-12.  Well done.  Next game Saturday May 4th in Dolla at 6pm. Please support the team. 

Junior B hurling: Away game to Templederry Bank holiday Monday May 6th at 6pm in Templederry. Support the team by been there.

Minor Football:  We play Inane Rovers in Dolla Wednesday May 1st at 7pm. If we win we play Newport in the North Final please support the players.

Tipperary Draw: Tickets are now on sale for the draw, if you wish to buy a ticket please contact Eugene Power Tipperary Draw club co-ordinator.

Under 8s: The U8 boys  were away last Saturday on their very first blitz of the year in Dr. Morris Park. Well done to the start of many happy years playing hurling and football for your club, school and county.


U12 Football championship: Last Friday night was the appointed night for the quater finals of the football championship/Go Games. Both Ballina teams faced away trips, with Blue team going to Portroe and Reds away to trip to Moneygall. The Blues were never really in the game and never led despite exceptional individual performances. They met a bang in form Portroe team and they were too strong for the Blue half of the Ballina’s u12s. Having lost by the bare minimum to Moneygall in the group game, the lads were determined to overturn this result and literally ran at the Obamas men from the first minute.Ballina were very well served by the assured presence of Tadgh Maguire in defence,the energetic work rate of Josh Egan,the economic excellence of Cian Neill and positive play of Robbie Breen, Matthew Power and Neil Webster used the ball intelligently and Conor Power and Corey Ryan were a constant threat with the ball in hand. The McEvoy brothers, Jack and Joseph had the Moneygall players run ragged and Ben Wallace was always available. At half time, Cameron Macauley was introduced and his direct impressible brand of play was a headache that Moneygall just did not need. The final score  Ballina1-6 to Moneygall 0-00.  We are  away to Borrisoleigh in the sem-final. Well done to all.