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, Michael Thomas Canty, Bushfield, son of Anita and Matthew: Daniel Little, Ard Coillte, son of Bernadette and Eoin: Lilah Rose McKeogh, Ballyea, daughter of Sarah and Declan: who were baptized recently.

The Sacrament of First Holy Communion:   Next Sunday is First Holy Communion Day in Boher.  We ask you to remember these children and in particular, to pray that they will always appreciate the

Junior B Hurling league: We play Kilruane in Ballina next friday 19th in Ballina at 7pm.

Membership: Please pay your membership as players will not be covered by insurance until fully paid up members of the club.€40 may be paid to any club officers. Thank you to the majority of players and members who have paid.

Minor training: Every Monday and Wednesday at 8pm. All players are requested to attend. 

Tipperary Draw: The new draw for 2013 will commence in May please contact Eugene Power draw co ordinator, or club officers to join for 2013. 

Junior Ladies: The junior ladies team playing their third game at home put up a very spirited performance against a very strong Kilruane last Saturday. The Ballina side, with a combination of players from the under 16 squad and a number of players new to the Ballina club, showed great determination leaving no one in doubt that that they will be a force to be reckoned with in the adult competition in the years to come. The club will be delighted to welcome any ladies who have played camogie to join them or if you never played before but would like to get involved do come along – you are most welcome.

Cul Camp Regristration: Registration for this year´s Cul camp may be booked on line at   This camp is open to primary school children only.

Handball: Congratulations to James Prentice who partnered Jerome Cahill from Kilruane to win the All Ireland U14 doubles title by overcoming Galway 15/7 15/3 in Croke Park.  Well done to both of them.

U12 Football: The u12s were denied in both their matches last Friday night. Both the Red and the Blue team losing by a single point. The red team faced a creative Moneygall side who used their possession well. Try as they might, the lads could not peg them back after a wind assisted first half. Although they totally dominated the second half they could not get back on terms and were a single point in arrears on the final whistle  Cameron MacAuley and Conor Power were the stars of the show with a notable mention for Mathew Power and Josh Egan. The Blue team faced their near neighbours, Portroe, and although they started strongly, they were eventually reeled in by a competitive Port side. Two early goals by Sam Loughran drove the lads on and a mature display by goalkeeper Kian Donnelly kept us in it, but we had to give second best to Portroe boys by a single point. Here’s to better luck next week when we play Silvermines and Templederry.


U16 Football: We continued our good start to the football championship wit a comprehensive win at home against Silvermines last Monday evening. Physically stronger throughtout the field Ballina got the upper hand early on and despite conceding an early goal they went in at half time with a good lead helped by a goal  by David Kelly. With the aid of a strong wind in the second half Ballina never looked in danger and added further goals from Daniel Joslin and Conan O ‘Sullivan. Next Monday away to Moneygall.