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.

Mission Appeal: Fr. Liam Dunne who visited the parish recently wishes to thank you for your generosity to his appeal. Your generous donation of €1,550 is very much appreciated.

Recently Baptised: We welcome into our Parish Family: Leah Georgina Mulcahy, Ard Coillte, daughter of Kaitriona and Mark: Hayley Elaine Hammond, Ard Coillte, daughter of Donal and Elaine: Evie Kate Finn, Ard Coillte, daughter of James and Sarah, who were baptized recently.

Ar Sli na Firinne: Remember in your prayers the soul of Jenny Sheehan, Skerries who died recently.

Year of Faith 2012/2013: The 50th anniversary of the beginning of the Second Vatican Council is being marked with the opening of the Year of Faith and the Synod of Bishops in Rome on the theme of the New Evangelization on Thursday, October 11th. This will contribute to reaffirming the Church’s desire to engage with greater courage and zeal in the mission to bring the Gospel to the very ends of the earth. Over the next few weeks, I will give more information on the events and significance of this special year.

Clarecare: The Thrift Shop opposite the Nursing Home in Killaloe is open Monday to Friday from 9.30am to 4pm. All donations of good quality clothes and furniture would be appreciated.

Under 16 Hurling Final: Congratulations to our under 16 hurlers for capturing the county title for the first time in the history of the club. The county final which was played in Borrisoleigh last Saturday
in ideal weather conditions against Knockavilla Kickhams. Ballina dominated this game from the
start and were leading by 1-11 to 0-6 at the interval. In the second half they took complete control
of the game running out eventual winners 2-20 to 1-7. This was a great team effort from Ballina who dominated almost in every sector of the field. Captain and two goal hero, Conor Maguire, led the Ballina team and estatic followers through the town to the clubhouse where they were greeted by many family, and club members.

Intermediate Hurlers: This team clashed with Sean Treacy’s in Newport on Saturday in the County Intermediate Semi-Final, before a large attendance, and in glorious weather conditions. Treacys got off to a good start and were leading 0-3 to 0-1 after 10 minutes. However, Ballina gradually came back into the game and were leading 0-9 to 0-3 at the interval. The turning point of the game occurred nine minutes into the second half when bang in form Stephen O Brien was grounded in the square. Martin McKeogh converted the resultant penalty. From here on Ballina never looked back and ran out eventual winners 1-19 to 1-10. They now play Silvermines in the County Final in Thurles next Sunday,
before the Senior Final. We wish them the best of luck and appeal for your support for the final.

Guess the Score: Winner of the competition to guess the score in the drawn All Ireland Minor Final was young Milo McKeogh who correctly picked Tipp 2-13 Dub 1-16 and is the winner of €300.

Fashion Show: This new event is on in the Lakeside Hotel on Friday, 19th October. All local shops are taking part and there will be some surprise models. Entertainment + Raffle will be provided on the night. Great night guaranteed for both the ladies and also the gents. Tickets €15 available from any committee member.

Follow: Tune into the Intermediate Hurling final on your mobile,if unable to attend, on our twitter account @ Ballina gaa where regular updates will be given. Pass on the word.

Self Help: Annual collection for Self Help will be held before each Mass next weekend. The local GAA club holds this collection annually on behalf of Self Help – an African charity, who uses the money collected to grow crops and thus prevent hunger. Your contributions will be appreciated.