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.   

Recently Deceased:   Remember in your prayers Christy Gleeson, Bushfield whose funeral took place in Boher Church recently.

Cemetery Masses:   Kilmastulla Cemetery – Wednesday, August 7th at 8pm.

U12 Hurling: Our U12 Blue Team contested the group 5 knock-out stages in a blustery Dolla last Friday night. Both the semi-final and final were fixed for the same evening. Standing between us and a place in the final were the home team,Silvermines. The Mines got off to a blistering start and despite some great defensive work from Joseph McMahon and some excellent score taking by Conor Rowley,led at the break by 3-02 to 1-02. The wind was a factor and it allowed Ballina to generate scoring oppurtunities.The introduction of Shane Kelly and Ivor Larkin at halftime was crucial as Shane and Ivor terroised the Silvermines defense. Puck out after puck out was seized by Conor Rowley or the irresipble Kian Donnelly who delivered the ball into the full forward line. Shane Kelly showed a reals poacher’s instinct to finish to the net three times and Ivor Larkin scored and won frees for his team all the way through. In the final, we faced Kildagan who elected to play with the breeze and were restricted largely to point chances thanks to the wonderful defensive efforts of Cian Commins,Jack Collins and Louis Storan. However,the concession of three goals leading up to half time dented our hopes. In the second half, the boys battled bravely and took many point chances but crucially could could not get the goals due to the excellent Kildangan defence. Evan Coleman scored from placed balls twice to keep the scoreboard ticking over. Team Captain Luke Kennedy was a tower of stenght and made many big clearances. Well done to all the boys on last Fridays night’s panel which included four U10 boys and their coaches for getting to the North Final. Let’s hope the Red team can go one better and win their Group 2North Final versus Toomevara in Borrisoleigh next Saturday at 10:30 AM.   Blue Team Panel: Evan Coleman,Cian Commins, Joseph McEvoy, Kian Donnelly, Braoin Cleary, Jack Collins, Luke Kennedy{captain], Ben Wallace, Cameron MacAuley, Louis Storan, Patrick McCormack, Ivor Larkin, Shane Kelly and Conor Rowley.

Intermediate Hurling semifinal: The much awaited North Tipperary Intermediate hurling semifinal against Ballinahinch in Dolla next Saturday August 10 th at 3:30 PM. Please come along and show your support. 

U21 Munster Hurling Final: Best of luck to Michael Breen and U21 Tipperary hurlers who take on Clare in the Munster final In Semple Stadium next Wednesday  Aug 7th  at 7:30 PM. Please support the team. 

Sports Predictor Quiz: Sean Collins has a commanding lead, however there are  still a lot of points on offer for the five remaining events so it’s far from over. Sponsored by Simply Delicious coffe shop Ballina.