Ballina GAA and Parish News

November 8, 2018

Ballina GAA and Parish Lotto Build Up:   As you know, our Jackpot figure now stands at €13,200.   A  Build Up Jackpot is now underway and presently stands at €5,400.  As long as the main Jackpot is not won, each Jackpot figure will receive the €200 bonus every second week.

First Friday:  Friday next is First Friday of March.  Masses are in Ballina at 10am and in Boher at 7.30pm.  Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament takes place in both churches at the usual times with Prayer of the Church and Benediction in Ballina at 1.05pm.   Holy Communion will be brought to the sick that day.

Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes:  This pilgrimage takes place from June 16th to  the 21st.  Price €680.  Further details are on the Church Notice Boards.

Ar Shli na Firinne:  Remember in your prayers the souls of: Christy Collins, Gortlassobrien, husband of  Bridie and father of Kieran, Fiona and Fergus.  May he rest in peace.

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.

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:  6    13    16    24   No winner.  Next Week’s Jackpot stands at €13,200.  Build up Jackpot:  €5,400    €30 Lucky Dip Winners:  Mark Sheehy, Bushfield: Tony Mills, c/o Mills’ Bar: Geraldine Moroney, 22 Grange Rd: Mary Durack, Ballina: Anne Marie Ryan, On line Winner.  Next Week’s draw will take place in the Seanachaoi Bar on Monday, March 7th, 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.

Sympathy; The club would like to extend its sympathy to the Collins family Boher on the recent death of Christy, who was laid to rest in Burgess Cemetery after Requiem Mass in Boher Church last weekend. Christy hurled with Ballina during the fifties and early sixties and was a lifetime supporter of the club. Ar

dheis de go raibh a anam usail.


Under 21 Footballers; After their impressive performance last weekend, Ballina headed for Newport to play the local team in the second round of the championship.  They found Newport a stiffer challenge and  trailed 1-4 to 0-3 at half time.  Despite a good start in the second half, Ballina found it difficult to find the posts.  Newport managed to score 1-3 early in the half  without reply from Ballina.   This finished the game as a contest. Final score Newport 2-9 Ballina 0-3.


Intermediate Hurlers; Ballina travelled to Ballinderry last Sunday morning to play their first league game. Ballina were slow to settle, with heavy underfoot conditions mading good hurling hard to find.  They trailed 0-5 to 0-2 at half time. In the second half, Ballina playing with the wind, upped the ante, and went on to win by a score 0-9 to 0-6 to Shannon Rovers.  They now go on to play Ballinahinch in the League Final at 2.00pm next Sunday in Dolla . As this is a local derby an exciting game is  guaranteed. All support is vital for this clash.


Presentation; The presentation of Intermediate League Final medals will take place in the Complex next Friday after training at 9.30pm. Everyone is welcome.