Ballina/Boher Parish and GAA News

November 8, 2018

Timber Auction:   The Timber Auction takes place in GAA Complex on Sunday, December 12th.   A variety of firewood will be on the market and preparation of this is still ongoing.  Anyone who wants to contribute should submit their name to The Club Secretary, John Gleeson, as soon as possible.


AGM:   The AGM of the Intermediate Club will take place on Friday, December 17th at 8.30pm.  This is  the opportunity to review the achievements of 2010 and plan for 2011.  All members should make an earnest attempt to attend.


Squash:   The Squash season is in full flight at the moment.  It is the ideal game to keep in shape over the festive season.   A Squash membership gift voucher makes the ideal Christmas present.   For full details, contact John Healy.


Juvenile Club AGM:    The Ballina Juvenile GAA club AGM will be held on Friday December  10th at 8pm in the clubhouse.

Fridays in Ballina:  Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament from 10.30am to 5pm.  Midday Prayer of the Church and Benediction at 1.05pm.  Why not come along and pray awhile with us?

Trocaire:  Make Trocaire Global Gifts part of your Christmas traditions and help change someone’s future. Phone 1850 408 408 or go on line to – or purchase a Trocaire Global Gift from  the Trocaire Centre, 12 Cathedral St, Dublin 1 or 9 Cook St, Cork.

Cancer Support Centre:  Suaimhneas Cancer Support Centre are currently looking for qualified therapists in Reflexology, Aromatherapy and Thgerapeutic massage to volunteer your service 1-2 hours weekly.  Please contact Kay on 087 6855884 for details.

Feast of the Immaculate Conception:  Wednesday, December 8th is a holy day of obligation.  No morning Mass on Tuesday, December 7th but the Vigil Mass will be at 6.30pm.  Masses on Wednesday will be at 10.30am in Boher and 11.30am in Ballina.

Ballina Choir:  The choir in Ballina Church is up and running again.  Rehearsals every Friday in the Church, 7pm to 7.45pm for children and 7.45pm to 8.45pm for adults.  All are welcome.  Initially, the focus will be on developing music at the 11.30 Sunday Mass, which is attended by many parents with young children.  Throughout the year, we will distribute seasonal song sheets, and we encourage all of you join in making our celebration of the Lord’s Day a joyful and uplifting experience.  Our director of Liturgical Music, Paul Collins, is hoping to launch our choir on the First Sunday of Advent, November 28th at 11.30 Mass.

Parish Hall Hire:  If you would like to use the Parish Hall in Ballina, please contact the Parish Office on 061 376178 Monday to Friday between 10.30am and 1.30pm.  You will need to fill out a form detailing times, your intentions with the Hall and assurance that you are aware of the appropriate guidelines.

Automated External Defibrillator:  As you may have seen recently, there is a drive to provide another Defibrillator with our community.  In conjunction with the local GAA club and the Jack and Jill Foundation, a defibrillator and a set of jerseys can be obtained by collecting approx. 500 old mobile phones.  We would be very grateful if you would search your homes and leave any unused mobiles into the boxes provided in McKeogh’s Foodstore, Boher and Ballina Primary Schools, St. Anne’s Community School, T.J.’s Angling Centre, Larkin’s Shop or Mace Supermarket.  Please remember that these phones could save a life.