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:   Recently, 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

Minor A Football:  Nenagh Eire Og were unable to field a football team last Wednesday in the second round of the championship. The minors have yet to play a game as Inane Rovers also failed to play the week previously. No match this week.


County Intermediate league: Match cancelled by Ballybacon/grange last Sunday morning. This also had been cancelled previously.[see fixtures for upcoming games]


Tipperary Draw: Congratulations to two local winners in the Tipperary draw both of them won €500 each in the April draw Marion O ‘Grady and the O ‘Mahonys Shoreside. The new draw will start shortly,  If you wish to join please contact Eugene Power draw co-ordinator or any club officers.


Football U16: U16 commenced their football championship with a hard fought victory over Shannon Rovers in Ballinderry last Monday evening.   Despite losing centre back, Brian Connolly to a wrist injury after five minutes, Ballina had the better of the first half and went four point up at half time, 0/5 to 0/1 scores from Ben King [0-3, 1 free] and scores from Patrick O’ Donovan and David Kelly.  The early part of  the second half continued in a similar pattern as Ballina extended their lead by seven points with scores from Ben King, Liam Mc Grattan and Terry O ‘Halloran but Rovers rallied and a considerable period of dominance delivered two goals leaving the game finely balanced going into the last five minutes with just a point between the teams.  After a series of near misses by Rovers and some serious defending by the Ballina rearguard, the ball was worked up the field for Liam Mc Grattan to tap over a relieving point, after which Ballina regained the upper hand and held for a two point win 0/9 to 2/1. They now play Silvermines on April 8th at home at 6-30pm.


Training: As all teams are now back on the field please stick to allocated times for training and leave the field at the appointed time.   As all the slots are been used in the field each night of the week and the weekends. Training times may be viewed on Ballina GAA website or you may contact John Gleeson, Sarah Devane or Eamonn Power if you wish to book a slot outside your allocated time.

Ballina GAA Juvenile club: The opening of a new shop in the complex next Saturday morning April 13th with Hurleys, helmets and their very own Ballina hurling grips, hoodies, shorts and jerseys available to purchase.   All profit from sales go directly back into the club.   Light refreshments may be purchased as well. Please support your local club.