Ballina/Boher Parish and GAA News

November 8, 2018

Ballina GAA and Parish Lotto Build Up:   As you know, our Jackpot figure now stands at €13,800.   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 which starts this weekend.  Collection boxes will be placed in the church porches every weekend for specified items

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:  5    16    23    25    No winner.  Next Week’s Jackpot stands at €13,800.  Build up Jackpot:  €6,000    €30 Lucky Dip Winners:  Madeline Kelly, Ryninch:  Judy Fennelly, Boher:  Noreen Darcy, Ballina: Jim Hughes, Ballyea: Enda Brady, On line Winner.  Next Week’s draw will take place in O’Donovan’s Bar on Monday, April 18th, 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.

Intermediate Hurling: Ballina clashed with a strong Moyne-Templetuohy team in Dolla recently.  The game was played in ideal weather conditions and the pitch was  perfect  for hurling. This was a tough, tight game with defenses on both sides in control for most of the contest.   At the interval both teams

were level at 8 points each. The turning point of the game was the awarding of a penalty after T.J. O’Connell was fouled in the square.  Martin McKeogh drove a shot to the roof of the net putting Ballina ahead by 2 points. They added 3 more points in the last 5 minutes to leave the final score 1-15 to 0-13. Their next game is against St Mary’s which will be played in Clonmel around Easter time. The Junior A’s are out in the league next weekend after receiving a bye in the first round.


Scrap Metal:  The Scrap Metal Collection was a great success.   The club would like to thank everyone

who contributed waste metal and the volunteers who helped out in getting all material ready for collection.