Little Gem Puppet Show

Children from Crossmolina parish and surrounding area who recently attended the Little Gem Puppet Show hosted by Crossmolina Library and Mayo County Council.

Best Wishes Rachel

Best Wishes Rachel 

Good Luck to Rachel Kearns all the Mayo lady’s team and  management  in next Sundays All-Ireland Final against Dublin  from all in the Crossmolina Deel-Rovers GAA Club  

 

News - Fri 8th September 2017

Community Council News

Crossmolina Community Council in conjunction with Irvine Training are running a course on "How to keep our young people safe on the internet". The course will take place over 2 nights in the Enterprise Centre from 7pm to 9pm on 20th and 27th September. This course is for parents of young children and teenagers and will cover topics such as the risks children take online, harmful content online, examining internet history, sharing and texting. How to deal with cyber bullying, setting parental controls and activating safe search. There is a charge of €5 per person per class. To book a place on this course please call 096 30934 and 30935.

 

Computer Training for Farming Family’s.

Computer Courses will be held in the Enterprise Centre in Crossmolina commencing Wednesday 13th September from 11am to 1pm. The course will run for 4 weeks. This course is aimed at complete beginners to give them the confidence, motivation and skills to take their first steps online and provide training in basic internet skills, browsing the Dept of Agriculture Website and communication tools. The cost is €5 per person per day. To book a place on this course please call 096 30935. 

 

Get connected to the Internet (classes for older learners)

Have you got very basic skills you want to refresh? Crossmolina Community Council are running classes for older learners (aged 55+) who have little or no experience with using the Internet and who are apprehensive of technology. Classes commence in the Enterprise Centre, Crossmolina on Wednesday 13th September from 2pm to 4pm. There will be a charge of €5 per week for a 5 week course. For further information or to book a place please call 096 30935

 

The Crossmolina Day Centre.

Is back after the Summer break. It will be held on Tuesday 19th September from 2pm to 4pm in the Social Services. This month we will be holding a Bingo hour with spot prizes sponsored from local businesses. Light refreshments served. There is a charge of €5. Community bus is available to pick up those that need transport. Please call 096 30935 for further details.

 

Lotto Results.

There was no winner of the Crossmolina Deel-Rovers GAA Club Lotto Jackpot on Saturday night 2nd September. The numbers were 2 – 16 – 20 – 29. Three punters matched three numbers Aidan O’Donnell St Marys Park, Crossmolina, Sean and Helen Keane Carrowcloughy, Crossmolina, Ann. Marie Loftus Dooleeg Crossmolina. each win €50. The draw took place in The Thatch Bar This weeks jackpot is €3,750. Many thanks for all your support

 

T.P’s Retirement.

Retirement Function for Mr T. P Loftus Principal of Richmond NS will take place in Hiney’s Upper Deck on this coming Friday 15th September at 9pm sharp. Music by wavelength and refreshments served. Tickets €10 available from Bernie at 086.4403326 and Grainne 086.0851702, Also from Cawley’s of Rakestreet 

 

A Vacancy. 

Has arisen on the current CE scheme working in Crossmolina. Suitable candidates please contact John or Anne on 096 31066

 

U13 League

An under strength Crossmolina suffered a heavy defeat away to Ardnaree in the opening round of the U13 League last week. Much stronger well drilled Ardnaree side were always in Control final score 11 – 6 to 2 – 4

Crossmolina Team Jack Sharkey Mark Dermody Niall Maughan Jack Loftus Darragh Deane Declan Tolan 1 – 1 Eoin O’Boyle Diarmuid Coggins Darragh Syron 1 – 1 Diarmuid Fox 0 – 1 Danny McDonald Jack Naughton Matthew Williams Daniel Lynch Keelan Hegarty Subs Michael Lin Marcus Maughan Kyle Gallagher 0 – 1

 

The Late John Waters.

The death occurred peacefully on Tuesday 5th September of John Waters Killeen, Castlehill, Ballina. His remains reposed at Hiney’s Funeral home on Wednesday evening with removal to St Tiernans Church. Requiem mass on Thursday with burial afterwards in Kilmurray  Cemetery. John is survived by his sister Sr. Bernadette, Mary Commons, brother-in-law Jim, nieces Bernie and Dolores, nephews Michael, James and John, relatives, friends and neighbours. John was on the first Crossmolina Agriculture committee in 1955, president in 2004, IFA member, active member the committee who set up the Ballina cattle Mart, Life long member of Crossmolina Pioneers. It was Testimony of the high regard their was for John with turnout their was for the Guard of honour from the Show committee, Farming section and the Pioneers. May he rest in peace. 

 

Lady’s in to Final

McHale/Rover U16 team advances to the final of the County Championship with a 5 – 14 to 2 – 11 win over Swinford in Ardagh on Wednesday last leading by a point at the break 2 – 5 to 1 – 7 after playing against a slight breeze the goals coming from Dara Moore and Emily Murray. McHale/Rovers were on top throughout the final thirty minuets with goals from Sinead Walsh Lisa Lavelle and Dara Moore in a ten minuets spell midway through the half. Swinford were always a threat and put great pressure on the home defend in which Ethal Leonard in goal was solid Ava McLoughlin Caoimhe Walsh Aoife Deane Chloe Blake defended well to restrict their forward to just 1 – 4 in the second half

McHale/Rovers team and scorers were Ethal Leonard Amy Murphy, Ava McLoughlin Chloe Blake Caomhe Walsh 0 – 1 Aoife Deane Clodagh Barettt Niamh Maughan Grace Murray Dara Moore 2 - 2 Lisa Lavelle 1 – 5 Emily Murray 1 – 4 Meave Walsh Alannah Loftus Carr Eilish Keane Subs Sinead Walsh 1 – 2 Meave Walsh Niamh McAndrew for Alannah Loftus Carr Ciara Walsh for Amy Murphy Marie Moore for Lisa Lavelle   

 

Mothers and Others Table Quiz

Table Quiz in Aid of the Mothers and Others "Deel Divas Ladies GAA Club on Thursday 14th of September 2017 @ 9.00pm in The Thatch Bar. Table of 4 €20. Great spot prizes on the night. Please support

 

Div 1D League 

Crossmolina after a Bright Opening thirty minuets in which they lead visitors Ballintubber at the break by three points thanks to some excellent points from Thomas McNulty Kevin McHugh and Darragh Gill. Ballintubber scores came from Eoin Vahey Gary Dillon Eoin Heneghan and Darragh McGovern. After the break the West Mayo came more into the game with a string of points from Hugh Geraghty Eoin Vahey Gary Dillon a on the 50th minuet Eoin Vahey latched on to ball loose ball scored the decisive goal Darragh McGovern added point and Thomas McNulty scored Crossmolina two second half points to leave the final score Ballintubber 1 – 9 Crossmolina 0 – 9  Crossmolina team and scorers Patrick Loftus Fergal Gill Noel Hegarty Fergal Duffy Pierce Loftus Chris Myles Kevin McHugh 0 – 2 Darren Caden David O’Malley Kevin Keane Tommy Walsh  Fergoil Gill Darrgh Gill 0 – 1 Liam Donohoe Thomas McNulty 0 – 6  Subs Shane McKinley Ronan McDermott Kenneth McHugh 

 

Crossmolina Day Centre is back after the Summer break.

The Crossmolina Day Centre is back after the Summer break. It will be held on Tuesday 19th September from 2pm to 4pm in the Social Services. This month we will be holding a Bingo hour with spot prizes sponsored from local businesses. Light refreshments served.  There is a charge of €5. Community bus is available  to pick up those that need transport. Please call 096 30935 for further details.

Crossmolina Chronicle 2017

This year marks the 25th edition of our parish magazine we appeal to people with Crossmolina connections at home and overseas to become involved

By contributing articles stories and photographs.to mark this special event a launch of the magazine will take place in early December

Details to follow later.

Items to be emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or committee members by October 5th latest

 

Mayo PPN Autumn Information Evenings

The Mayo PPN Autumn Information Evenings are coming to a venue near you!

•         West Mayo MD; Tues, 26th September, Aras Inis Gluaire, Belmullet

•         West Mayo MD; Tues, 10th October, Quay Community Centre, Westport

•         Claremorris MD; Wed, 11th October, Tacú FRC, Ballinrobe

•         Castlebar MD; Tues, 17th October, Ballyheane Community Centre, Ballyheane 

•         Ballina MD; Wed, 18th October, Sports Centre, Foxford

All meetings will be from 7pm - 9:30pm.

We plan to have updates on the LEADER programme and information on how your group may be able to access community loans to help you finance your projects.  

If you have any questions, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

CE Scheme

A vacancy has arisen on the current CE scheme working in Crossmolina. Suitable candidates please contact John or Anne on 096 31066.

 

Championship Shield

Con Moynihan Chairman of Mayo Bord Na Nog Presenting the County U16 D Championship Shield to Crossmolina Deel-Rovers Captain Patrick McAndrew after their 2 – 11 to 0 – 12 win over Davitts at Elvery’s MacHale Park.

News - Fri 1st September 2017

Lotto Results.

There was no winner of the Crossmolina Deel-Rovers GAA Club Lotto Jackpot on Saturday night 26th August. The numbers were 4 – 5 – 6 – 12 two punters matched three numbers Finola Canavan 25 Abbeytown Crossmolina, and Damien Lavin Church View Crossmolina, each win €75. The draw took place in Maughan’s This weeks jackpot is €3,600. Many thanks for all your support.

 

All Ireland Tickets

Any Crossmolina Deelrovers members interested in obtaining tickets for Mayo Vs Dublin All Ireland Final are asked to TEXT their names to one of the following club committee members; Eamon Howley; 0876972682, Damien Lavin; 0862648495, Mary Lynn; 0876430598, Michael Hegarty; 0872046722, P.J. Hughes; 0863931134, before 9pm on Wednesday 6/09/2017.Only paid up members who express interest will be considered. Once again we wish to remind patrons that our membership numbers far exceed the number of tickets received in previous years."

 

Kilmurray Social.

On this coming Sunday evening September 10th in Kilmurray Community centre with Music by Trevor Moyles   commencing at 7pm admission €5. Come along meet and greet your friends. Refreshments served all are welcome

 

Died in London.

The death occurred peacefully on Wednesday 23rd August of Nora Clifford nee McGoff Cricklewood London and formerly of Rathbane Crossmolina. Her remains reposed at her residence in Rathbane on Friday night with removal on Saturday morning to St Tiernans Church for requiem mass burial afterwards in Crossmolina Cemetery. Nora was predeceased by her husband William is survived by her sons Danny, Billy, Vincent and Kevin, daughter Noreen Keenan, daughters – in – law, son – in – law, grandchildren, sisters Mary Caden Rathbane, Ann McGoff Enaghbeg, nieces, nephews, relations, extended family, friends and neighbours. May she rest in peace   

 

Cousins in Croke Park.

Crossmolina and Mayo’s Conor Loftus and his Cousin Ben McCarron the Derry Minor forward son of Dr Angela Loftus and Grandson of Dr Angela and the Late Dr Vinny Gurteen Ballina were on the mark for their respective County’s in the All-Ireland semi-finals on last weekend. Conor contributed two points from play and gave the peach of a pass to Andy Moran for his goal. Ben scored three points for Derry minors in their defeat of Kerry. Good luck to both in the All-Ireland Finals 

 

Kilmurray Parents Meeting.

Kilmurray Parent and Toddler Group meet in Kilmurray Community Centre every Tuesday morning from 11am to 1pm. All are welcome €4 per family

 

Recent Deaths.

Sympathy is extended to families of Joseph Walker Barnagh Clogher Belmullet brother of Ann Cullen Streamstown Crossmolina, Eileen Hughes nee Gilvarry Newcastle Galway and formerly of Main Street Crossmolina, Nora Clifford nee McGoff Cricklewood London and formerly of Ratbane Crossmolina, Frank Queenan Leixlip Co Kildare and formerly of Ballymayock Castlehill.Michael O’ Hanlon New York husband of Margaret Ann Loftus. May they rest in peace 

 

Minor Championship.

In a high scoring very entertaining County Minor Championship first round tie Swinford squeezed out a one point win 4 – 10 to 2 – 15 over the Deel-Rovers at Tiernans Park. Crossmolina lead at the break 2 – 6 to 2 – 5 

Crossmolina Team Sean Gallagher Ryan Donnellan Thady Connor Conor Caden 0 - 1 Fergal Duffy Eoin McDonnell Colm Hegarty 0 – 1 Patrick McAndrew 0 - 1 Robert Murphy 1 – 0 Lorcan Loftus Darragh Gill 1 – 9 Keelan Hegarty Patrick Howley 0 – 2 

Sub Edward Gough 0 – 1 for Keelan Hegarty 

 

Basketball News.

Crossmolina Tigers Girls basketball club will resume training on Monday 4th September for under 10's from second class up. Thursday 7th September for under 12's 5 to 6 o'clock, under 14's 6 to 7 o'clock and under 16's 7 to 8 o'clock

 

T.P’s Retirement.

Retirement Function for Mr T. P Loftus Principal of Richmond NS will take place in Hiney’s Upper Deck on Friday 15th September at 9pm sharp. Music by wavelength and refreshments served. Tickets €10 available from Bernie at 086.4403326 and Grainne 086.0851702

 

Died in New York

Michael O’ Hanlon, 59 years, 30 year veteran of the New York Fire Department passed away Monday morning the 28th August in Cortlandt Manor, New York. Michael was married to Margaret Ann Loftus, daughter of Martin ( Marty) and Mai Loftus, Chapel Street, Crossmolina and Elphin, Roscommon. Deeply missed by his wife Margaret Ann Loftus O Hanlon, daughter Katherine, son’s Michael and Martin, son in law Brett Schlosser, sisters Noreen and Tricia and extended Loftus Family in Crossmolina. Michael was a regular visitor with his family to Crossmolina. He was a World Class traditional Irish button accordion player and would love to take part in traditional Irish sessions in New York and around Ireland. Michael was one of the many firemen who spent countless days working at the World Trade Centre during 9/11. May his gentle soul rest in peace.

 

Lady’s Football

McHale/Rovers were defeated by a stronger Moy Davitts side in the County Minor semi-final in Foxford on Wednesday last with Ciara Reid and Ava McGahan grabbing early goals the visitors Joann O’Malley tacked on 1 – 1 and Niamh Maughan  raised a white flag Reid added another goal and two points before a great finish to half saw Lisa Lavelle bag goal and kicked a long ranged point and Eilish Keane also pointed to leave just two points separating the side at the break 3 – 5 to 2 – 6 Dara Moore reduced the lead with a point after 35 minuets but Ciara Reid who was dictating operation form Center half forward Moy Davitts controlled the final quarter and two late goals from Reid gave her a personal tally of 4 – 6 of her sides total of 5 – 13. Lisa Lavelle added two points to leave McHale/Rovers final score at 2 – 9     

McHale/Rovers team and scorers  Caroline Haran Ava McLoughlin Shona McLoughlin Ciara Cooney  Irene Hegarty  Aoife Deane Caoimhe Walsh  Eilish Keane 0 - 1 Grace  Murray   Joann O’Malley 1 - 1 Ruth Queenan  Emily Murray 0 – 1 Lisa Lavelle 1 – 4  Niamh McAndrew Niamh Maughan 0 – 1 Subs   Marie Moore for Niamh Maughan  Dara Moore for Niamh McAndrew, Caoimhe Loftus for Ava McLoughlin Clodagh Barrett for Ciara Cooney Amy Murphy for Ruth Queenan

 

Social Dancing

In the Parish Hall Crossmolina on this Friday night 8th September Lessons form 9pm to 10pm.With  dancing from 10pm to 12  music by Kay and the Country Stars. Tea and refreshments served  

 

U16 Boys Win Title

Congratulation to Crossmolina U16 boys who the County title on Thursday last with a hard earned five points win over Davitts in Castlebar on Thursday last  2 – 11 to 0 – 12. See full match report in the Sports section 

 

Club Development Draw

Eamon Howley Chairman of Crossmolina Deel-Rovers GAA club presenting Goretti Gardiner with Cheque for  her winning €200 in the Club Development draw also in the picture are Damien Lavin Peadar Gardiner and children Zara and Paul