News - Fri 1st March 2019

Lotto Results.

There was no winner of the Crossmolina Deel-Rovers GAA Club Lotto Jackpot on Saturday night 23rd February. The numbers drawn were 1 – 11 – 29 – 31 no punter matched three numbers and six tickets were drawn John Canavan Erris St, Crossmolina. Pete Gilroy Tubridge, Keenagh, Michelle and David Jordan, Enniscoe.

Bill and Margaret Cawley, Ballyscanlon. Ray and Marie McNamara, Knockmaria.

Marie Gallagher, Mullenmore each win €25. The draw took place in Cawleys of Rakestreet. This week’s jackpot is €3,750. Many thanks for your continued support


Kilmurray Card Results. 

The following are the results of the Weekly Kilmurry 25 card drive on Thursday night Best of 20 games. 1st John Reape and Frank Leonard, 2nd A tie Martina and Anthony Granaghan, Michael Cawley and Michael McAndrew, 3rd A tie Sean and Helen Keane, Patrick Gilroy and Richard Devers, Tom O’Malley and Leo Ryan. Raffle 1st Michael McAndrew 2nd Tom O’Boyle 3rd Helen Keane 


Dancing in Eskeragh.

Social Dancing in Eskeragh Old School House is on each Tuesday night starting 8pm to 10pm. Come along and support. All are welcome


Kilmurry Cemetery meeting:  

After the 8pm mass on Ash Wednesday 6th March in Kilmurry Church.                                           


First Holy Communion: 

Meeting for all parents on Monday 4th March in Town Hall at 8pm.                                           


Deelrovers GAA Club:  

Tuesday main hall, over 55's project, includes cardio vascular fitness, weight bearing, balance, coordination, flexibility, joint mobility, stretching, relaxation.  Wed meeting room, legs, bums and tums 6:45pm - 7:15pm. Complete beginners to exercise new course starting  27th Feb 7:30pm - 8:30pm. Tel. Erris Fitness on:- 0863904370.                 


Mid-Killala Regional Dinner Dance 

will be held in Hiney’s Upper Deck on Fri 8th March. Music by Medicine Bow. Tickets can Booked via Maeve Tierney, Crossmolina; Mary Granaghan, Keenagh and TP Loftus, Kilmurray.                            


Knock Shrine Society 

is seeking new members to join Our Lady’s volunteers to assist pilgrims who visit the Shrine.  Open to all men and women over 18yrs who wish to share their time and be of service to the sick and infirm.  Tel. John 087 6891422; Tommy 086 1013939 or  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..                                                                                           


Pieta House. 

Are now Operating a free service from the Ballina Family Resource Centre from 9.00am to 1.00pm every Wednesday. Tel: 09325586 for Appointment.                           


Mayo Cancer Support 

Rock Rose House operate a free counselling/therapy service for families and individuals who have been affected by cancer,  every Tuesday from the Ballina Family Resource centre.  Ring Jean on 0872804164 for appointment.                                                                           

Knock Bereavement Support Group 

which meets at the Family Centre every Wed at 11am, will also meet on Wed evenings during Lent at 8pm. Any one is welcome to drop in to either session. Further information from Monica Morley, Knock Shrine on 094-9375320 or on 


Cruise Holiday News. 

Killester Travel have teamed up with local man Gerry Higgins to offer you a wonderful holiday opportunity. Departing on 7th October and flying from Belfast to Palma Majorca you will board the MSC Fantasia for a seven-day cruise on an all inclusive basis.  Please note drinks package ending 14th March.  Coach transfers from Mayo to the airport included


Kilmurray Social.

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


Winter League Final.  

Crossmolina Junior team captured the North Mayo Shield with 4-11 to 1-2 win over a under strength Kiltane side in Glenamoy on Saturday week Crossmolina team and scorers were  Kieran Haran Noel Hegarty Stephen O’Malley Jason Murphy Conor Rowland, Patrick McAndrew, Pat Loftus, J.P Mulhern  0-1 John Garrett 0 -2 Shane McKinley 1-2 Gerard Haran  0- 1 Kevin Keane, Dean Loftus  0-2 Niall Timoney, Thomas McNulty 0-2

Subs Fiachra Walsh for Kevin Keane, Conor Caden 2-0 for Gerard Haran, Colm Hegarty for Niall Timoney Ronan Lavelle 1-1  for Thomas McNulty Martin Connor for Pat Loftus Adam Langan for Dean Loftus  


The Late Margaret McTague. 

The death occurred peacefully on Monday 25th February of Margaret McTague nee Beirne Lecarrow Crossmolina. Her remains reposed at Hiney’s Funeral home on Tuesday evening with removal to the Church of Our Lady of Mercy, Eskeragh.  Requiem Mass on Wednesday Burial afterwards in Drumlion Cemetery Carrick – on - Shannon. Margaret was predeceased by her husband Hughie is survived by her sons Martin and Seán, daughter Mary, son – in – law Evan, nephews, nieces, relatives, friends and neighbours. May she rest in peace.


Sweeney Cup Defeat.

Crossmolina suffered a one point defeat in the North Mayo Sweeney cup tie against Ballina in a low scoring game played in ideal conditions final score 0 -8 to 0 – 7 Crossmolina team and scorers  Patrick Loftus, Darren Caden, Steven Duffy, Joe Keane, David Howley, Kevin Mulhern  0 - 1 Tom Cafferty 0 -1  Jordan Flynn, Henry McLoughlin, Martin McAndrew Cathal Carolan  Mickie Loftus  Tommy Walsh Keith Hopkins Fionan Duffy 0 - 5


Subs; JP Mulhern for Martin McAndrew, James Cafferty for David Howley, Shane McKinley for Mickie Loftus.


Festival of Lights. 

Brochures for the Festival of Lights will be available in local outlets later this week and all details on the festival Facebook page also.  The Light Parade takes place at 7:30pm on March 17th with a special fire & light display preceding this year’s parade.  Thank you to all that have entered the parade, if you still want to enter please call 087 1871552 before March 10th.  There will be a new event this year, the "Floating Candles Of Remembrance" which will take place on Sat. March 16th after vigil mass, a procession of floating lights on the River Deel in remembrance of those that that have died from our community.  If you would like the name(s) of your dearly departed to be remembered during the ceremony, please put their name(s) into the boxes provided in Londis, Centra, Gala and all Parish Churches.  All donations included will be given to St. Tiernan's Cemetery. Boxes will be available from Thursday next.


Nephin Festival.

As plans progress for this Summer’s Nephin Festival the committee are looking for ideas for events that will cater for the senior members of the community as some of the regular events from past festivals will not be included this year.  There are forms available in the Post Office and we ask that people take a form, fill it out with ideas on events they would like included this year and return to the Post Office before March 25th.


Genealogy Course.

Tracing your family history

This course is designed for those who wish to begin researching their family history and genealogy. Using online research tools, you will learn how to locate vital records, e.g. census records, birth, marriage and death records, church records, land & occupational records and much more. Each participant will have a family tree of the information they have found by the end of the course. Basic knowledge of computers would be an advantage.  Commencing Monday 11th March from 7pm to 9pm for 6 weeks in Enterprise Centre, Crossmolina. Cost of course is €30. Booking is essential. Please contact 096 30935.


Festival of Lights 2019. 

The 2019 Festival Of Lights takes places from March. 15th - 17th with Ireland's original "St. Patrick's Light Parade" on March 17th at 7:30pm.  You can register your entry for the parade, FREE OF CHARGE, by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 087 1871552, 087 9919794 or 087 4176291. We would like to have all entries in the Parade registered before Sunday, the 10th of March 2019.



Crossmolina Deelrovers GAA in partnership with the HSE is hosting Safe Talk Training on Wednesday 3rd April (6:30pm - 10pm - Crossmolina Deel-Rovers GAA Clubrooms)


Safe Talk teaches participants to recognize and engage persons who might be having thoughts of suicide and to connect them with community resources trained in suicide intervention. Safe TALK stresses safety while challenging taboos that inhibit open talk about suicide. Training is FREE but booking is essential Limited places Visit to book place!


On Mayo Lady’s Team 

Well done to Rachel Kearns on a fine Display in the Ladys National League tie against Dublin in Croke Park last week. Rachel scored two goals in the first half. The Dubs edged out a very gallant Mayo side by two points 1-17 to 3-9