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: Dariusz Bogusiah, son of Sylwester and Monica, Cnoc Cluain and Hugh Donnacha Dowling, son of Niamh and Donnacha, 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.

Clarecare Thrift Shop:  The Clarecare Thrift Shop located in the Molua Centre in Killaloe is open Monday to Friday from 10am to 4.15pm.  New and nearly new clothes are available. Donations are welcome and all proceeds go directly to Clarecare.

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.

Watermans Lodge Day Care and Respite Centre:   The Alzheimers Society of Ireland are pleased to announce the opening of the new centre on Monday, March 14th.  If you are caring for or know of any person with dementia specific illness that would like to avail of the services, please contact Catriona on 086 0477892 for information

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 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:  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.

Membership: All membership subscriptions are due by March 31st.  Please note that if you have made your 2011 contribution to the Friends of Ballina initiative, you may be eligible to apply for free membership.   All members are encouraged to support this essential project that will provide the club

 with a much-needed additional playing field.


Fixtures:  Under 21 B hurlers are out next Saturday when they play Eire Og B in Portroe.   On Sunday our Intermediate hurlers travel to Kilcommon where they play Sean Treacy’s in the County League. On St Patrick’s day at 10.00am, a hurling blitz will be held in the local field involving minor, under 21, junior, and intermediate players. Hopefully, all fixtures will be well supported.


Firewood:   Those who are looking for timber for the end of this Winter, or want to stock up for next Winter, contact club Secretary, John Gleeson as soon as possible.