Ballina/Boher News

November 8, 2018

Ballina GAA and Parish Lotto Build Up:   As you know, our Jackpot figure now stands at €14,000.   A  Build Up Jackpot is now underway and presently stands at €6,000.  As long as the main Jackpot is not won, each Jackpot figure will receive the €200 bonus every second week.

Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes:  This pilgrimage takes place from June 16th to  the 21st.  Price €680.  Further details are on the Church Notice Boards.

Heart to Hand:  Every year we have a Food Collection during Lent in conjunction with The Heart to Hand Charity.  Collection boxes are in the church porches and this weekend we are collecting soap, toothpaste/toothbrushes.

Trocaire:   Last year our parish collected €17,500 for Trocaire.  Please be generous and return your Trocaire box/envelope to the church during the Easter Ceremonies.  Please do not leave sums of money in the church when it is unattended.

Easter Ceremonies:  Holy Thursday: Mass of the Lord’s Supper in both churches at 8pm.  Confession afterwards in Boher Church.  Good Friday: Stations of the Cross in Ballina at 12 noon and in Boher at 7.30pm.  Celebration of the Lord’s Passion in both churches at 3pm.  Confessions after all ceremonies today.   Holy Saturday:  Prayer of the Church in Ballina at 12 noon.  Easter Vigil in both churches at 9pm.

Senior & Active Retired Citizens of Ballina:   The annual breakaway will take place on Thursday and Friday, May 26th/27th.  This year the trip will take in Galway, Ballintubber Abbey and on overnight stay in Sligo.  Return route will take in Boyle, Roscommon and Lough Key Forest Park.  Fare is €100 with a single supplement of €12.  Please contact any member of the committee and €50 will secure your place.

Lottery:  Winning Numbers:  13     15     24     26    No winner.  Next Week’s Jackpot stands at €14,000.  Build up Jackpot:  €6,000    €30 Lucky Dip Winners:  Lena Kent, Ballymalone:  Bill Floyd, c/o Liam Floyd’s:  Martin McInerney, c/o Roundhill:  Neily Barry, Ballina:  Michael Fitzpatrick, On line Winner.  Next Week’s draw will take place in Walsh’s Bar on Tuesday, April 26th at 10pm.   The Lotto can now be done on-line.  Log onto, click on Ireland, then Tipperary and scroll down to the Ballina GAA and Parish site.  One Lucky Dip is dedicated to those who play on-line every week.

Intermediate Hurling: The Intermediate Hurlers are out next weekend when they clash with near neighbours, Ballinahinch in the County League.  Like all local clashes, this should be an exciting affair.   The Junior A’s suffered their second defeat in the North Tipperary League when they were defeated by a strong Moneygal team last Sunday evening.  They were level with 0-8 each at half time but Ballina conceded 3 goals in the second half meaning Moneygal were comprehensive winners at the final whistle. The Minor Footballers had a good victory on Friday evening when they overcame Lorrha in the first round of  the Minor championship.  They had 4 points to spare at the end of a very competitive game.

Scrap Metal:  Do you have any scrap metal clogging up your garden or back yard?  Ballina GAA club, in association with Hegarty Metals, are arranging another Metal Collection.  Items such as old farm machinery, engines, axels, old steel gates or any other such items which may be around the farm or garden will  be taken. Contact Secretary, John Gleeson for further details.