GAA and Parish Notes

November 8, 2018

Ballina GAA and Parish Lotto Build Up:   As you know, our Jackpot figure now stands at €11,200.   A  Build Up Jackpot is now underway and presently stands at €3,200.  As long as the main Jackpot is not won, each Jackpot figure will receive the €200 bonus every second week.


Juvennile Club:

Ballina Under 16:  Congratulations to our Under 16 Hurlers who defeated Newport-Ballinahinch in the North Semi-Final by a scoreline of 2-15 to 3-8.  This was a great team effort and they now go on to play the winners of Portroe and Templederry in the Final


Ballina Under 14: This team were very unlucky to be defeated by 3 points by a strong Roscrea outfit.

Despite being down a few points at half time, they made a great comeback in the second half and

after finishing even at the final whistle, the game went to extra time where Roscrea finished on top.  The club would like to thank all the selectors who did great work on this group of players in bringing them so far this year.


John Joe Nevin Tournament; This Tournament was yet again a great success with a number of local teams from Tipperary, Limerick, and Clare participating.  Clonlara and Portroe contested the final and the Clare side came out on top at the end of a great game. This Tournment is one of the best in the region,and one for which the great John Joe Nevin would be justly proud.

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?

First Friday:  Next Friday is the First Friday of October.  Mass in Ballina at 10am and in Boher at 7.30pm with Adoration afterwards until 8.30pm.  Holy Communion to the sick and housebound during this coming week.

Recently Baptised:  We welcome into God’s family, Dominik Joshua Sheridan, son of John Anthony and Jadyta Anna, Ashgrove Meadows, who was baptized last weekend.

First Holy Communion and Confirmation Class:  There will be a meeting of the parents of the pupils in Ballina and Boher Primary Schools receiving the above sacraments this school year, on Thursday, September 30th from 8pm to 9pm in Ballina Primary School Hall.  It is important that all parents attend.

Lottery:  Winning Numbers: 4  9  11  18.   No winner.  Next Week’s Jackpot stands at €11,200.  Build up Jackpot:  €3,200    €30 Lucky Dip Winners:  Buddy Rose, c/o Reddan’s:  Billy O’Brien, c/o Liam Floyd’s:  Nellie Frawley, c/o Joan Hannon:  Bridie Collins, Gortglassobrien: Enda Brady, On line Winner.   Next Week’s draw will take place in O’Donovan’s Bar on Monday, October 4th 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.