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 €13,400.   A  Build Up Jackpot is now underway and presently stands at €5,600.  As long as the main Jackpot is not won, each Jackpot figure will receive the €200 bonus every second week.

Recently Baptised:  We welcome into God’s family: Aimee Sandra Mullane, daughter of Tanya and Robert, Palm Grove Drive, who were baptized recently.

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.  Next weekend we will be collecting rice.

Ballina Primary School Enrolment:  Enrolment is now taking place for Ballina Primary School.  If you haven’t received an Application Form, please contact the School Office at 376340.

First Penance, Boher:  The boys and girls of Boher Primary School will celebrate First Penance in Boher Church on Monday, March 21st at 7pm.  Congrads to all.

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.

Training for use of the Automated External Defibrillator Device:  Training for the use of the AED device will take place on Saturday, April 2nd in the GAA Hall.  Please contact a member of the committee if you are interested.  To date, over 300 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:  15    22    26    28     No winner.  Next Week’s Jackpot stands at €13,400.  Build up Jackpot:  €5,600    €30 Lucky Dip Winners:  John Healy, Ballina: Ollie Ryan, Newtown, Killaloe: Breda Hammond, 3 Ard Coillte: Noreen Darcy, Ballina: Margaret Kiely, On line Winner.  Next Week’s draw will take place in Molly’s Bar on Monday, March 21st, 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.

Scrap Metal:   Any Scrap Metal will be collected next Saturday at the GAA Complex between 10am and 3.00 pm. If you have any unwanted scrap in your back yard or on the farm, now is your opportunity to dispose of it.  Hegarty Metal in conjunction with the Ballina GAA club have organised this initiative as part of a Spring clean of the local area.  All funds are for the local club.  Contact club.John Gleeson or Eamonn Power (086) 7737237 for more details.


Membership:  Please note that Thursday, March 31st is the closing date for membership of the club.   If you have not already paid, now is probably your last chance to join.  Contact John Healy for details.


Under 21 Hurling:   Ballina clashed with Nenagh Eire Og in the first round of the North Tipperary Hurling championship in Portroe on Saturday. The game was played in difficult weather conditions with Ballina playing with the aid of a strong breeze in the first half.  They managed to make most of this advantage

and went in with a 4 point lead.  Nenagh with the wind and the rain behind them upped their game and eventually ran out 4 point winners 2-10 to 2-6.


The Intermediate Hurlers:  Minus the services of the Under 21’s and a number of regulars, the Intermediates drew with Sean Treacy’s in Kilcommon last Sunday evening. Ballina play Moyne – Templetouhy in the next round of County the League in Ballina next Sunday.