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 with us especially in this holy season of Advent? 

Feast of the Immaculate Conception:   Thursday next, December 8th is the feast of the Immaculate Conception and a holy day of obligation.  Masses will be in Ballina Church at 11.30am and 6.30pm and in Boher Church at 10.30am (All these Masses are on Thursday).

Parish Carol Service:    This special liturgy will take place in Ballina Church on Sunday, December 18th at 6pm.  All are welcome.

Christmas Gifts:   Visit for appropriate Christmas gifts.

Timber Auction:  The date for the timber auction has been changed to Saturday, December 17th at 2pm.

Preparation continues next Saturday with the final push to have job completed for Auction Day.   The club is calling on members and supporters to assist in the cutting, splitting and loading of the firewood.  Please submit names to club Secretary, John Gleeson as soon as possible.   Tickets are on sale for a tractor load of ash timber, are priced at €2 each or 3 for €5 and can be purchased from any club officer or in most local business outlets or on line through the club website.  Draw will be held at the lotto draw on Monday December 19th


All Ireland Minor trophy:  This trophy paid a visit to the local primary schools in the company of All Ireland minor medal winner, Stephen O Brien, Noel Morris, Chairman of the Tipperary Football Board, Michael Sheehy, Chairman of North Tipperary Board and club Secretary, John Gleeson.   All were well received and hopefully it will not be too long before we see another student from our parish returning with more silverware from Croke Park.


Club Playing Field: The club has just completed a deal to purchase land at the top of our present playing field.   After a number of years of negotiation it will be developed over the coming years to be used primarily for training.  This should take pressure off our overtaxed playing field and a welcome development.


Dates for your diary: The AGM has been fixed for Friday, January 13th   The club will hold a 1 mile Charity Walk on St Stephen’s morning – more details later.