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 Knock:   This pilgrimage takes place on Sunday, August 4th.  A bus will leave Ballina at 9am.  All details from Margaret on 376925.

Recently Deceased:   Remember in your prayers Edward and Elaine Lynch, Cullina who buried their baby Morgan Edward John in Ballina on Friday and Jack Quigley, The Fountain, Ballina who was buried on Saturday.

Cemetery Masses:   The following will be celebrated outdoors, weather permitting: Ballina Church Cemetery – Wednesday, July 24th at 8pm, Templekelly Cemetery – Wednesday, July 31st at 8pm and Kilmastulla Cemetery – Wednesday, August 7th at 8pm.

The James McKeogh Memorial tournament: The James McKeogh Memorial tournament was held last Sunday in warm conditions with the pitch in excellent condition. The participating teams were Milford (Cork), Scariff and Smith O’ Briens (Clare) and Ballina. Scariff were winners over Ballina in the opening game while Smith O’ Briens defeated Milford thus setting up a final between two close Clare rivals. Ballina defeated Milford in the third and fourth place game. The final was a closely contested game with some good hurling in which Smith O’Briens emerged as winners. Liam Walsh the Killaloe captain accepted the cup from Jimmy McKeogh thanking the McKeogh family for their generosity and hospitality on this day which is always touched with sadness as James is remembered by so many. Each participating captains received a memento of the occasion and Seamus Gleeson Smith O’Briens received the player of the tournament award. Much appreciation also for the referees Martin Griffin, Johnnie Healy and their umpires who officiated in all the games.

Congratulations:  Congratulations to Michael Breen and the Tipperary U21 hurlers and management team on their defeat over Cork in the Munster semi-final last Wednesday  night in Semple Stadium.

Minor Hurling: We have a bye this week with one game against Burgess to play in our group. Well done to the team on their win against Borrisokane last Thursday night final score Ballina 21 points to Borrisokane 1/13.

Junior B Hurling: Game against Ballinahinch was cancelled last Saturday.