Ballina/Boher News

November 8, 2018

Clonmacnoise Youth 2000 Summer Festival: Thursday, August 9th to Sunday, August 12th are the dates for young people aged 16-35 who don’t want to miss this opportunity to experience the Catholic faith and meet many new friends. The festival is nicknamed “!Holy Oxygen” with over 1000 young people from all corners of Ireland attending. More information on 01 6753690.

Pilgrimage to Knock: Sr. Briege McKenna and Fr. Kevin Scallon will be in Knock on Monday, August 13th at the day of Intercession for Priests. A bus will leave the Green, Killaloe at 9am. Please contact Marie Duggan on 086 1535351 to book your seat.

Waterman’s Lodge: This facility is now open over one year and is providing care to the person with Dementia/Alzheimers, living in our local communities. We are looking for musical volunteers to give one hours of their week or month to play music for the clients. This would be of great benefit to the clients and our service. More information from Mairead on 374888.

Feast Day of St. Lua: Sincerest thanks to all who attended and all who made this day on Monday last such a success. St. Lua’s day drew a large crowd to Friar’s Island prior to the facilitating of the Shannon Electricity Scheme. It is hoped that this tradition can be revived under the new format which emerged on Monday.

Boher Choir’s Invitation to Knock: Boher Choir has accepted an invite to lead the Liturgical Singing at the celebration of the Eucharist in Knock on Sunday, August 26th at 12pm. The choir was extended this invitation previously but this is the first occasion where they have been privileged to be in a position to carry out their ministry at Our Lady’s Shrine. For further details including travel information, please contact Sarah Gunson (087 9271163) or Raphaela Hickey (086 0883365) as soon as possible.

Tipperary Minor Footballers: Hard look to Stephen O’Brien and to the Tipperary minor footballers who bowed out of the championship to Mayo at the All Ireland quarter final stages. This team have managed to put Tipperary football firmly on the map and all involved can be very proud of their achievements over the last couple of seasons. Hopefully, this group of players will mirror their success at both under 21 and senior levels in the not too distant future.

James McKeogh Memorial Tournament: This event was held on Sunday last at the Ballina complex and was contested between the home team, Parteen of Limerick and our nearest of neighbours, Killaloe. The hurling on offer was quite competitive with all three games being keenly contested. The home team were eventual winners, undefeated, after holding out for a three point victory over Killaloe. They had a comfortable victory over Parteen in the opening game, while the final game between Killaloe and Parteen ended in a draw. Overall, the day was a great success and the club would like to thank everybody involved in remembering and celebrating our dear friend James RIP.

Minor A Hurlers: This team play Toomevara in Toomevara at 7:00pm on Thursday next (9th August). Your support would be very much appreciated.