Ballina/Boher News

November 8, 2018

Ballina GAA and Parish Lotto Build Up:   As you know, our Jackpot figure now stands at €13,200.   A  Build Up Jackpot is now underway and presently stands at €5,200.  As long as the main Jackpot is not won, each Jackpot figure will receive the €200 bonus every second week.

Drama Group:  A recently formed drama group in Ballina called “The Quay Players” will perform two one act plays – “A Cut in the Rates” and “A Hospital Visit” on Thursday and Friday, February 24th/25th at the Quay Arts, Ballina.  Also performed on the night will be an improvised play “Lost Belongings” by the Youth Theatre.  Tickets are available from Quay Arts, Ballina on 061 6622487.

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

Ar Shli na Firinne:  Remember in your prayers the souls of: Jimmy Ryan, Boher House and Castleknock, Dublin, brother of Timmy Ryan, Boher and Bridie Collins, Gortlassobrien.  May he rest in peace.

Congratulations:  A very happy 90th Birthday to Agnes Cosgrove who celebrates this occasion during the coming week.  May God bless you, Agnes, on this special birthday.

Training for use of the Automated External Defibrillator Device:  Training for the use of the AED device will take place on a Saturday in the near future.  Please contact a member of the committee if you are interested.  To date, over 200 phones have been provided.  Please help this effort as we need 500 phones for the defibrillator.  The boxes are quiet visible in various outlets throughout Ballina.

Lottery:  Winning Numbers:  6    11    12    23   No winner.  Next Week’s Jackpot stands at €13,200.  Build up Jackpot:  €5,200    €30 Lucky Dip Winners:  Bernie Ahern, c/o Boher School: Seamus Hannon, c/o Joan Hannon: Annemarie & Jennifer Minogue, Roulagh: Patrick McGrath, Inchadrinagh: Caroline Lehane, On line Winner.  Next Week’s draw will take place in Reddan’s Bar on Monday, February 28th, at 9pm.   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.

Sympathy: The Ballina G.A.A. club would like to extend its deepest sympathy to the family and relatives of the late Jimmy Ryan, Boher. Jimmy played through the fifties and sixties with Ballina.  He won a North Junior medal in 1967 with Ballina before he moved to Dublin and joined the Ballymun Kickham’s club where he continued to play until 1981 when he was voted hurler of the year.  He was a steward in Croke Park for nearly forty years, a job he performed with true dedication. Ar dheis de go raibh a anam dhilis.


Under 21 Footballers:  This team were the first team in Ballina to do battle in this years championship

as they lined out against a very fancied  Shannon Rovers Gaels last Saturday.  The game was played in ideal weather conditions and Ballina settled very quickly.  At the interval they held a six point lead and did not allow the opposition to score.   In the second half they continued their good work as they managed to score another 5 points as against one for the Rovers. This was a great team effort and Ballina now go on to play Newport in Newport next Saturday.


Registration:  This night will be held in the Complex next Friday night, from 9-30 to 10.00 pm.