News - Fri 31st July 2020


Crossmolina Festival Group will host a Drive in Bingo on Fri. Aug. 7th at 7pm, venue is Gortnor Abbey and total prize money is €2000.  Car passes which include a free single bingo book are on sale in local shops, for details and online payment options call 086 264 8495.


Nephin Festival.

The Festival Group would like to thank everyone that took part, assisted with or donated prizes to the 2020 Nephin Festival.  The festival was very different but close on 35,000 people joined in at some stage over the five days from all corners of the world via the festival's social media platforms.  The video clips are still available to view online and for those who do not have access to social media the festival will try to ensure they are available on you tube etc.  Plans for any Halloween events are on hold and whether they go ahead will depend on the ongoing public health guidelines.  Once again, thank you for your support, stay safe and take care.


North Mayo Minor League.

Crossmolina minors came out on top with a hard earned on point win over neighbours Ardmoy/McHales at Tiernans Park on Friday week 4 – 14 to 6 – 7 The hosts got off to the perfect start with a Diarmuid Coggins goal Michael Gill quickly pointed Diarmuid Walsh tacked on 1 – 3 and Luke Rowland also pointed Jack McHale Cathal Finnerty grabbed goals Oisin Carolan Jack McHale and Barry Gaughan pointed to leave it 2 – 5 to 2 -4 at the break. With the scores coming thick and fast Luke Rowland Diarmuid Walsh Jonathan Murtagh Niall Coggins Cillian Fergus all contributed to the score board for the hosts Ardmoy/McHales John McDonnell Jack McHale grabbed goals to edge their side in front entering the last five minuet’s Diarmuid Walsh tied the score and Luke Rowland late free secured a deserved win on a damp evening  

Crossmolina team and scorers John Tolan Conor Howley Jason Syron Vladimier Gordetskyy Liam Connor Cillian Gilroy Jonathan Murtagh 0 – 1 Michael Gill 0 – 1 Niall Coggins 1 – 1 James Williams Diarmuid Walsh 2 – 7 Luke Rowland 1 – 3 Niall Maughan for John Tolan Injured Diarmuid Coggins for Diarmuid Walsh injured   


Lotto Results.

There was no winner of Crossmolina Deel-Rovers GAA Club Lotto Jackpot  Saturday night 25th July the numbers drawn were  1 – 3 -  4 –  14 three  punters  matched three numbers Tara Granaghan Creevy Castlehill, Laura O’Malley Castlehill, Eamon Moore The Thatch Bar Chapel St Crossmolina they win €50 each. This week's jackpot is €5.500 The draw takes place in the Parish Hall on Saturday night and can be viewed on Crossmolina GAA face book page. Our Lotto is Back in the Local shops and on line. All Club Crossmolina members are automatically included each week. Many thanks for your support


Crossmolina Festival

A big thank you from the Crossmolina community to the Hard working festival committee on the excellent festival last week. With the theme 'A world apart A community together' the festival events embraced the digital platform and the current socially distant guidelines to give us all a much needed lift, if you missed any of the on line events they are available to view over again on, 


North Mayo Junior.

Crossmolina 1 – 12 Knockmore 0 – 10

Crossmolina over came a stiff challenge in this second round north Mayo Junior B league tie away to Knockmore on Sunday week. In a closely contested first half Crossmolina lead by a point with points from Tommy Loftus two and one each from Robert Murphy Conor Caden and Michael Gallagher Knockmore’s scorers were Thomas Burke and Mick Lowther both from 45’s Crossmolina can thank David O’Boyles brilliant penalty save from Thomas Burke just before the break. The visitors dominated third quarter scoring 1 – 4 without reply Conor Rowland Conor Caden points each Lorcan Loftus goal and two points from Gerard Haran Knockmore tagged on six points in the last quarter two from Cian Brogan and four from Thomas Burke in between Derek Hegarty grabbed two points and Shane McKinley one to secure the win. Crossmolina defence were well tested in the last quarter and they all played a significant part in securing the points   

Crossmolina team and scorers David O’Boyle Barry Murphy Darragh McCormack Eoin McDonnell Michael Gallagher Gergoil Gill Patrick McAndrew J.P. Mulhern Conor Rowland 0 -1 Robert Murphy 0 -1 Conor Caden 0 – 2 Keelan Hegarty Derek Hegarty 0 -2 Tommy Loftus 0 – 2 Lorcan Loftus 1 – 0 subs Gerard Haran 0 – 2 for Robert Murphy Shane McKinley 0 – 1 for Conor Caden Colm Hegarty for J.P.Mulhern Adam Langan for Robert Murphy Kevin Keane for Tommy Loftus


Hollymount/Carramore 0 – 14 Crossmolina 0 – 13  

Both sides played their best football when they played into town end goal and against the light breeze  in St Tiernans Park in this second round Michael Walsh Intermediate league In a game that their was no real urgency Crossmolina put three scores on the board from Fionan Duffy  before Stephen Coen opened his sides account in the tenth minuet Denis Kelly and Darren Coen followed with points each Crossmolina dominated the second quarter with a string of points from Cathal Carolan Fionan Duffy Brian Benson two Conor Loftus and Fionan Duffy again The south Mayo side scores came from Patrick Ferrick strode up from wing back kick a point from play and Darren Coen pointed a free to leave the half time score 0 – 9 to 0 -5 in favour of the Deel-siders. Hollymount/ Carramore were a Different side after the break they wiped out their four points Deficit to take two points lead with points from Darren Coen Conor Heneghan two each  Kevin Ferrick and Stephen Coen one each Brian Benson pulled one back but Enda Maloney restoring his sides advantage with a point Dean Loftus and Darren Coen swapped points  Fionan Duffy and Darren Coen did likewise Sub J.P. Mulhern closed scoring with a long range point to leave the visitors deserving winner in the end    

Crossmolina Team Patrick Loftus Darren Caden Kevin Mulhern (Capt) Chris Myles Peadar Gardiner Mickie Loftus Stephen Duffy Conor Loftus 0 – 1 Jordan Flynn Cathal Carolan 0 – 1 Fionan Duffy 0 – 6 Keith Hopkins Dean Loftus 0 – 1 Brian Benson 0 – 3 Tom Cafferty Subs John Garrett for Cathal Carolan J. P. Mulhern 0 – 1 for Brian Benson Tommy Walsh for Stephen Duffy Lorcan Loftus For Keith Hopkins Patrick McAndrew for Peadar Gardiner  


Parish Cruise 2021

Please note: A balance of €150 per person is due to secure the flight booking as part of our cruise with MSC Grandiosa next year.  This is not an additional fee but balance of flight deposit.  This is due to be paid by 31 July 2020.  All enquiries regarding the above are to be directed to William Barrett, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or tel. 087 7009292. Or Fr Francis on 087 2401899.


Crossmolina Day Centre:

After much consideration The Day Centre will remain closed for the time being. We are monitoring government guidelines on Covid-19 and hope that as soon as there is an opportunity we will reopen for Bingo and Knitting. We are all looking forward to seeing you all again soon.      


General Maintenance Around Your Home:

If you need help to carry out small repairs on your property, clear your yard or garden or clean guttering the Crossmolina Community Council team is available Monday - Friday. Please phone us on 096 30934 or 087 218 6560 for further information or to book.


Mayo Centre for the Unemployed

Ballina will re-open to the public on the 4th August 2020. Services we provide, typing, photocopying, letters CV's etc. The Centre looks forward to welcoming back all our customers.


Welcome back to Mass Guidelines                                                                     

Before you arrive

· Make sure that you have no temperature or any  symptoms of Covid 19.

· Have your own mask.


When you arrive

· Sanitising  machines are available in all Church Porches

· Three people in every second seat.

· 2 Couples or a Family per seat

· Extra people can listen in their car outside Church.

· Boxes will be placed at entrance of the Church for      contribution envelopes. 


During Mass

· Keep kneelers up / Stay sitting or standing  

· Practise good cough and sneeze etiquette 


Instruction for Communion

· Priests and ministers must sanitise their hands before and after distributing Holy Communion

· The priest/minister must wear protective face-covering for the distribution of Holy Communion. (HSE guidelines)

· Holy Communion will be distributed in the hand only for the foreseeable future after Mass.

· People will be invited to approach Holy Communion at the end of Mass in single file, by seat row, and maintaining a two meter distance.

· People will be asked to leave the Church gradually after receiving communion and encouraged not to gather outside.


Participation over the week is encouraged rather than having everybody turn up on Sunday.

Maximum number allowed is as follows:

Crossmolina:  100 +        Eskeragh: 38 +

Keenagh:       50 +        Kilmurry:  40 +


Stewarts are asked to be in Church 20 minutes before Mass to show people to their seats. Extra volunteers needed for weekday Masses. Volunteer forms are available in Sacristy for signing. It will be up to everyone to be responsible for their own health and safety. We thank everyone in advance for your patience as we adjust to the new guidelines. Fr Francis & Fr Gabriel


Revised Confirmation & First Holy Communion Dates Confirmation:    

St Tiernan’s, Crossmolina, Sat 12th Sept @ 12 noon.                                                                  


First Holy Communion:

Kilmurry, Sat 29th August @ 12 noon

Crossmolina, Sat 5th September @ 12 noon

Keenagh, Sun 6th September @ 12.30


Website & Email:

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Parish Office: Mon-Thus 2 - 4pm; 096 31677