Ballina/Boher Weekly News

November 8, 2018

Recently Deceased:   We remember in our prayers the soul of Michael Hughes, Ballyea, whose funeral took place in Our Lady and St. Lua Church, Ballina recently.

Recently Baptized:   We welcome into God’s family, Molly Martha Joyce, Boru Court, daughter of Enda and Sonya, who was baptized last weekend.

The Lifelong Learning Centre:   Adults, do you need to improve your spelling, reading, writing or beginners computing?  Classes will be held, free of charge, in all areas of North Tipperary in September. Call Mary or Liz in confidence, at the Lifelong Learning Centre, North Tipperary VEC on 067 31845.

Friday Church Services in Ballina:   After 10am Mass, the Blessed Sacrament is exposed until 5pm.  Prayer of the Church and Benediction at 1.05pm.  Why not come along and pray awhile with us?

Senior Citizens of Ballina/Killaloe:   The Annual Pilgrimage to Holycross takes place on Wednesday, august 24th.  A bus leaves Convent Hill at 12 Midday for Mass and Prayers which are due to begin at 2pm.  Dinner and Entertainment will follow at the Abbey Court Hotel, Nenagh until 8.30pm and the arrival time home is expected to be approx. 9.30pm.  The cost of this pilgrimage is €20 which includes travel and dinner.  Names to any member of the Committee of the Senior Citizen’s of Ballina/Killaloe.

James McKeogh Memorial Touranment:   This tournament was held in Dublin last Saturday and proved

to be a great success.  Four teams participated – Ballina, Smith O Brien’s, St Patrick’s, Palmerstown, and Na Fianna.   Some exciting hurling was played and Ballina, despite being the only non-Senior team involved managed to win the series. The club would like to thank everyone who contributed to the organization of the event especially the host club, Na Fianna, who left no stone unturned and provided refreshments for all participants. Already plans are being made for next year’s tournament which will be held in Ballina.


Best Wishes:  All the best to Stephen O Brien who will be in action in Croke Park next Sunday, as Tipperary take on Roscommon in the All Ireland Minor Football semi- final.   If interested in acquiring tickets, please contact Club Secretary, John Gleeson, as soon as possible.


Ballina Development Draw:  With just 3 weeks to go to the All Ireland Hurling Final, you still have the

opportunity to secure 2 All Ireland tickets and an overnight stay in a Dublin hotel for just €2. Tickets will go on sale in most local business outlets or can be purchased from any officer of the club. The draw will be held at the end of August and, as always, your support will be appreciated.


Fixtures:   Intermediate Footballers play Ballinahinch on Thursday, August 25th.   The Minor Footballers

play Lorrha on Sunday, August 28th in the North Final.