Pictured at the re-dedication of the Church of Our Lady Kilmurry on Sunday 15th October were Back from left to right Fr Patrck Hoban Fr Enda Kelly, Sr Breda Leonard Ballina formerly of Killacorraun Castlehill , Bishop John Fleming, Sr Bridie Hoban, Sr Ann Kearney, Jack Rowland (Contractors), Martin Lynn (Painters). Middle Row from left to right Fr Gerry Gillispie, Fr Gabriel Rosbotham CC, Sr Mary Lou Haverty Belmullet, Sr Canice Burns Belmullet, Sr Bernadette Waters Killeen Castlehill, Sr Bernadette Hoban Belmullet, Patrick Gallagher of (Fox and Gallagher) Fr Francis Judge PP. Front from left to right Fr Michael Cawley former curate in Kilmurry, Alaoise Mulligan, Annie Fergus and Tom McNamara Alter Servers absent from photo was Aidan Granaghan Alter Server and Sr Perpetua Hynes Belmullet. The Sisters of Mercy Belmullet Gifted the new Sanctuary Furnishings to the Church
Children who took part in the summer reading Challenge in Crossmolina Library after being presented with their certificates with Maureen Gallagher Crossmolina Librarian, Mary Gannon Cllr Michael Loftus. Back from left to right Alannah Canavan, Charlie Benson, Hannah Keane, Lauara Leonard, Eve Moyles, Damien Moyles, Enda McHugh, Fionn Kilbane Searle, Adam Fahey. Middle Row from left to right Gabrielle Canvan, Hannah McHugh, Noah Conway, Mia Brennan, Saibh Farrell Jack Langan, Aaron Keane, Henry McAndrew, Nicola Moyles. Third Row from left to right Evie Callaghan, Muirenn McHale, Eabha Farrell, Caiden Moyles, Moya Benson, Holly Connor Faye Benson, Front from left to right S.J.Canavan, Oliver Hopkins, Oisin Glacken, Colin Rowland
Joe Cuffe of Cuffs’s Centra Belmullet presenting the Eddie Cuffe memorial trophy to Crossmolina U11 Captain Ronan Walsh also in picture is John Walker Cill Chomain Organiser the competition.
Back Row: Billy Loftus, Patrick Mulligan, Padraic Reape, Ronan Sweeney, Gary Naughton, Kobe McDonald, Nathan Lynch, Patrick O Malley, Shane Lynn, Sean Heffernan, Dylan McHale, Simon McHale, Josh Moyles, Sean McGuinness Rory Mc Guinness
Front Row: Joey Keane, Esdmond Maughan, Tommy McNamara, James O Boyle, Oisin Deane, Ronan Walshe, Dylan Flynn, Aaron Coggins, Luke Maloney, Ronan Connor, James Loftus Kelvin McHale. At front Luke Williams
The Late Ettie Clinton.
The death occurred peacefully after a short illness on Saturday 2nd December at Mayo University Hospital Castlebar of Ettie Clinton Chapel St and 1 Chapel View Crossmolina. Her remains reposed at Hiney’s Funeral Home on Tuesday evening requiem mass on Wednesday in St Tiernans Church with burial afterwards in Crossmolina Cemetery. Ettie was predeceased by her husband Cyril, brothers Dr J, V, Martin and Kevin is survived by her daughters Annette, Caroline and Sinead, sons Dr Declan and Brian, brothers Dr Mickie, Dan, Dr Declan, Finian, Dr Colm, Liam and Shane, sister Siobhain, sons – in – law, daughters – in – law, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, her beloved grandchildren, nephews, nieces, relatives and a large circle of friends. May she rest in peace.
Their was no winner of the Crossmolina Deel-Rovers GAA Club Lotto Jackpot on Saturday night 2nd December. The numbers were 7 – 9 – 24 – 25 five punters matched three numbers Padraic and Shirley Whittaker 12 River Walk Thomas and Josephine McNulty Chapel View Peadar Flynn St Marys Park David Langan Davy Tool H ire Ballina Noel Convey Breaffy Ballina. The draw took place in Christy’s. This week’s jackpot is €5,700. Many thanks for your continued support
The following are results for of the Weekly Crossmolina Bridge session in Hineys Thursday night 30th November 1st Mary Daly and Mary Corcoran 2nd Nuala Doyle and Maureen Barrett 3rd Breeda and John Mulkearns 4th Mary Garrett and Teresa McNulty
Kilmurray Card Results.
The following are the results of the Weekly Kilmurray 25 card drive on Thursday night 30th November in the Community Centre Best of 20 games 1st Michael Barrett and Frank Leonard 2nd Brendan Moore and Frank McDonnell 3rd Shamie Gallagher and Kevin Murphy. Raffle 1st Sean Syron 2nd Eugene Granaghan, 3rd Aidan Crowley
Lakers put points in the Basket
Crossmolina's Lough Conn Lakers boys played two more exciting and successful matches recently. Firstly, the U-12 boys hosted Castelbar in Deel Rovers GAA Club Sports Hall on November 25th. With a few changes to the team which defeated Ballina a couple of weeks previously, the Lakers boys took an early lead in the opening quarter with scores from Aaron Coggins (free shot), James O'Boyle and Kobe McDonald to Castlebar's solitary score from N. Ryan.
In the second quarter scores from Patrick O'Malley, Dylan Flynn and Darragh Duffy against a solitary basket from B. Gibbons took the local boys to an 11-4 lead at half-time.
In a poor third quarter, the Lakers failed to add any further scores while Castlebar again took a single basket from S. Cunningham.
The final quarter was tense as the Crossmolina boys hung on to their slender lead, which was reduced to a single point as Castlebar took two baskets from B. Kelly and J. Lavin before the Lakers Kobe McDonald stepped in to take the final score and give the local boys a 3-point margin at the final whistle.
All in all, it was a good performance from the local boys against a determined effort from their Castelbar rivals, but some great defending and team-play proved the difference at the end.
Crossmolina: Aaron Coggins (1), Luke Williams, Kobe McDonald (4), Patrick O'Malley (2), Esmond Maughan, Josh Moyles, Dylan Flynn (2), James Loftus, Shane Lynn, James O'Boyle (2) and Darragh Duffy (2)
The Lakers U-14 boys travelled to Belmullet on November 30th, taking on Cispheil Iorrais. As always the Erris boys put up a great effort with neither team managing to put much distance between them and their opponents.
In an even opening quarter, Erris took an early lead with a free shot from Seamus Howard before Crossmolina responded with a basket from Diarmuid Coggins. Erris pushed ahead with a basket from Darren McDonald and the Lakers took two baskets by Eoin Noone before the locals came back with McDonald (basket) and James Lavelle (free shot) to level the scores at the whistle.
Erris took command in the second half with five baskets from Sean Lavelle who played at the high post and under the baskets while Crossmolina responded with five points from Darragh Syron, Diarmuid Fox and Jack Naughton, leaving them five points adrift at half-time.
In a storming third quarter, the Lakers retook the lead scoring ten points to the Erris boy's four. Three baskets from Diarmuid Coggins with two more from Eoin Noone gave the Lakers a single point advantage going into the final period. The locals had baskets from Darren McDonald and Jamie Scott.
The Lakers boys were definitely worth the trip to the Erris capital as a very hard-fought third quarter which saw Darren McDonald fouled-out, left game again tied at 32 points each. Erris had scores from Mark Walshe, Darren McDonald, Anthony Barrett (one basket each) and Sean Lavelle (two baskets and two free shots) while Crossmolina's Eoin O'Boyle (basket), Diarmuid Fox (basket), Diarmuid Coggins (3 free shots) and Darragh Syron (2 baskets) levelled up the scores.
Extra time proved as tense and exciting as the previous four quarters. The Lakers opened the scoring with two free shots from Eoin Noone, but the Erris boys pulled back with a basket from Sean Lavelle.
The action was tense under the boards as the Lakers Eoin O'Boyle contested four rebounds with Sean Lavelle at either end and took two jump balls. The boys from the west went ahead with a basket from Rian Concannon while Crossmolina responded with a solitary point from Diarmuid Coggins.
The Lakers again took the lead with a basket from Eoin O'Boyle and pushed further on when Diarmuid Coggins added what was to be their last score. Erris pulled back with a basket from Brian Concannon and a single point from Anthony Barrett, but time ran out for the Erris boys and Crossmolina took the honours.
It was a great performance from the Lakers boys against a very tough Erris side who were giving nothing away easily. While it is easy to single out the scorers for their victory, it was great defending by all the boys on the court which won the game for Crossmolina. Their team spirit and willingness to cover for each other is evident in the excitement and speed of their games this season and is showing with this second great result.
Crossmolina: Jack Loftus, Darragh Syron (5), Marcus Maughan, Eoin O'Boyle (4), Diarmuid Fox (4), Jack Naughton (2), Jack Sharkey, Diarmuid Coggins (14), Aidan Granaghan, Oliver Maughan, Jack O'Shea, Shane Timmons, Eoin Noone (10).
Chronicle in the Shops.
The 25th Edition of the Crossmolina Chronicle was launched on last Thursday night in Hineys Upper Deck by MWR’s Radio presenter Angelina Nugent. This chronicle of the year’s events in the parish is an ideal Christmas gift for a friends or relation’s at home abroad. It’s now on sale in the local shops Hineys Londis, Davis’s, O’Donnell’s Centra, and Mulherns Gala
The Christmas Day Centre Gathering will be held in the Town Hall Crossmolina on Tuesday 19th Dec from 2pm to 4.30pm. It will be a fun day with music, song and dance with spot prizes galore. Please come along and join in the fun.
Cost is €5.
The Community Bus is available for pick ups. Please call 096 30935 for details.
Pictured at the North Mayo GAA Board Annual General Meeting in Killala are North Board officers Back row from left Micheal Golden Chairman of Killala, Michael McKenzie Chairman of Bord Na Nog Dermot Butler County Bord Na Nog Secretary Sean MacEil North CCC Committee John Walker Secretary. Front Row from left Michael Herr Chairman, Enda Munnelly Vic-Chairman, Michael Timlin Treasurer Seamus Donoghue President
Tommy Reidy Editor of the 25th Edition of the Crossmolina Chronicle presenting a copy to Angelina Nugent of MWR Radio who launched the magazine in Hiney’s Upper Deck on Thursday last also in the picture are committee members from left Anthony Brodrick, P. J. Hughes, Anna Floyd, John Hegarty and Maureen Munnelly
Crossmolina club Officers for 2018
Officers were elected for the coming year. Patron Dr. Michael Loftus. President; Cathal Prior Vice Presidents; Ray Mulligan, Christy Heffernan, John O’Boyle, Peter Hegarty, Mick Moore, Fr Francis Judge, Frank Fox, Gerry Heffernan, Michael Judge and John O’Donnell. Chairman Eamon Howley Vice Chairman, Enda Lavelle, Secretary Michael Hegarty Assistant Secretary Mary Lynn. Treasurer; Damien Lavin, Assistant Treasurer, Tom McNulty, Register Mary Lynn, Health and Safety Officer Sean Keane PRO and History Officer; P.J. Hughes. Assistant PRO’s; Michael Hegarty, Mike Gallagher . Offige Na Gaeilge; John Cosgrove. Coaching Officer Colm Reilly Health and Well- being Officer Peadar Gardiner North Board Delegates; P.J. Hughes and John Moran County Board Delegates; Eamon Howley, Michael Hegarty Executive Committee; Caroline Lavin, Enda Lavelle, Peadar Gardiner, Sean Keane Mike Gallagher Padraic Mullen, Marie Haran, Annette Gray, Billy Loftus and Dermot Loftus
There was no winner of the Crossmolina Deel-Rovers GAA Club Lotto Jackpot on Saturday night 25th November. The numbers were 6 – 7 – 20 – 23 two punters matched three numbers Colm and Julie Reilly Cabra Castlehill Ballina, John Granaghan Keenagh Ballina each win €75. The Draw took place in Sticks Bar. This week’s jackpot is €5,550. Many thanks for all your support
Active Age Over 55’s.
Walking and aerobics for both Women and Men continues on each Tuesday in Crossmolina GAA Centre at 12noon. New members always welcome
Club Development Winners
Congratulation to recent winners in the Crossmolina Club Development Draw in association with the Mayo GAA Kevin Connor Erris Rd Crossmolina, Paul Carney Ballaghamuck Crossmolina each won €200
Kilmurray Card Results.
The following are the results of the Weekly Kilmurray 25 card drive on Thursday night 23rd November Best of 20 games 1st a tie Vinnie O’Boyle and Eugene Ganahan, John Gilger and Paddy Kelly 2nd Seamie Gallagher and Kevin Murphy 3rd a tie Michael McAndrew and Michael Cawley, Frank McDonnell and Brendan Moore. Raffle 1st Patrick Kilroy 2nd Jimmy Caden 3rd Vinnie O’Boyle Hampers 1st Michael McAndrew and Michael Cawley 2nd Johnny Orme and Anthony Granaghan
The following are results for of the Weekly Crossmolina Bridge session in Hineys Thursday night 23rd November 1st Mary Garrett and Teresa McNulty 2nd Mary Corcoran and Mary Daly 3rd a tie Maureen Barrett and Mary Benson, Breda and John Mulkearns. The session is on each Thursday night and new members always welcome
At the Executive meeting of Crossmolina Deel-Rovers Congratulation were extended to Laherdane McHales on their Wonderful achievement in winning their first County and Connacht Titles and wishing then good luck in their All-Ireland Semi- Final against Westmeath Champions Multyfarnham in January
Hiney’s Londis Food Fair.
To night Monday 4th December Renowned chef Joe Shannon of TV Fame will be giving a Cooking Demos 8pm to 10pm.Your are invited to join us for our Christmas Food, Wine and Music evening at Hineys Londis
Kilmurray Christmas Party.
The Annual Kilmurray Christmas Party and Mass for the Deceased members is on Sunday next evening 10th December in the Community Centre at 5pm Music by the Bumblee Bee.
Died in England
The death occurred recently of Carmel Gallagher in Harrow Middlesex and formerly of Rhans Crossmolina. Memorial Mass on Saturday last in St. Tiernans Church, Crossmolina followed by burial of ashes in Crossmolina Cemetery. Her loving sisters Eileen (Cavan), Marie (Dublin), Monica (Dublin), Brother Anthony (Rhans), brothers-in-law, sister-in-law, nephews, relation, friends and neighbours, survive Carmel. May she rest in peace?