News - Fri 4th September 2020

Patrick Carolan RIP

The death occurred suddenly and peacefully on Sunday 30th August at his residence of Patrick Carolan Jnr, Coolturk, Crossmolina, Co. Mayo. Requiem Mass was celebrated on Wednesday in St. Tiernan's Church, Crossmolina. Burial afterwards in Crossmolina Cemetery. Deeply mourned by his loving wife Christine, daughters Leona, Thelma, Michelle, Pamela, Sharon, Grace, Sapphire and Serena, son Lee, father Patrick, mother Kathleen, grandchildren Lily May, Ailish, Matthew, Oisín, Sienna, Rian and Ivy Rose, brothers Michael, Peter, Thomas, Martin and Christopher sisters Elizabeth, Mary, Kathleen and Joanne, sons-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives, friends and neighbours. Due to HSE guidelines, Patrick's Funeral was private to family members only. The family would like to thank you for your co-operation and consideration at this difficult time. The family would like to say a special thanks to all the neighbours and friends who stood out along the road and streets as the funeral cortege made its way to the Church. May he rest in peace   


Lotto Results.

There was no winner of Crossmolina Deel-Rovers GAA Club Lotto Jackpot  Saturday night 29thAugust  the numbers drawn were  8 – 11 -  15  –  24  one punter matched  three numbers Patrick Loftus The Lake Rd Crossmolina and wins €150. This week's jackpot is €6,300 The draw takes place in the Parish Hall on Saturday night and can be view on Crossmolina GAA face book page.  Many thanks for your continued support 


Girls U18 Championship

Knockmore 4 – 10 McHale/Rovers 3 – 10 

McHale/Rovers Minor Team lost out in a thrilling and closely contested game by a goal to neighbours Knockmore at St Josephs Park on Sunday week. McHale/Rovers now go forward to the County Semi-final against Westport in the coming Week. McHale/Rovers team Ava McLoughlin Ciara Naughton Grainne Carr Sophie Davidson Clodagh Barrett Annie Gough 0 – 2 Amy Murphy Eilish Keane Nicole Gallagher Caoimhe Walsh 1 – 0 Emily Murray 1 – 0 Roisin Walsh Sinead Walsh 1 – 8 Kelly Wilson Leah Timlin Subs Laoise Coyne Bronwyn McAndrew Caoimhe O’Malley Ciara Gordan Megan Sheridan  


‘Missing Each Other, Missing the Lord’

As we could not receive the Sacraments during the pandemic, we were not being nourished and strengthened by them in the usual way. That is part of the reason, Pope Francis stressed that live-streamed Masses even from parish churches, and spiritual Communion, are less than the Church. Virtual Mass is not the Church. The liturgy is not a film, nor are we spectators. People have come to the realisation that ‘watching Mass’ is very different from being physically present and participating in the celebration with other members of their family and the community. For all its advantages and immediacy, the virtual is no substitute for physical presence with the assembled community.          

From the Pastoral Letter of Bishop of Ossory.


Horticulture Course:  

Enrol now for a full-time training programme in Horticulture with QQI certification at Level 4 at Enniscoe.  This Horticulture course is suitable for those with an interest in growing plants (fruit and veg), garden design, health benefits of plants etc.  For further details see


Pieta House 

Provides counselling, therapy and support to individuals, couples, families and children who have been bereaved by suicide or feeling suicidal. Pieta House operate an outreach service from the Ballina Family Resource Centre on Tues 1pm-5pm & Wed 9.00am-.00pm by appt only. Tel. 09325586 to make an Appointment.  Due to Covid 19 all these apts are by phone or online presently.


National Grandparents Pilgrimage 2020:

Broadcast live on Sunday 13 September at 3pm from Knock Basilica. This year due to covid-19 restrictions, capacity will be very limited in the Basilica. The grandparents pilgrimage will be streamed online. We invite grandparents and their families everywhere to join us online at                                


Western Care Association’s 

Annual Door To Door Collection is now going online during the month of Sept.  To donate, please find us on Facebook "Western Care Association" or go to or find the links on our website Any donation will be greatly appreciated. Tel.  Teresa Ward on 094 90 29174/087 246 7857. Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


McHale/Rovers U16 

McHale/Rovers had a comfortable 3 – 17 to 0 – 8 win over Davitts in the County U16 Championship in Bofeenaun on Wednesday evening last. They now go forward to the County final this coming Week against Kiltmagh.  McHale/Rovers Team and scorers were Rachel Kelly Bronwyn McAndrew Patrice Kelly Siobhan Davidson Laoise Coyne Kyna O’Malley Suzanne McNulty Nicole Gallagher Megan Sheridan 0 – 1 Sinéad Walsh 0 – 9 Roisin Walsh 0 – 1 Leah Timlin Kelly Wilson 1 – 4 Caoimhe O’Malley 1 – 1 Sub Emma Pritchett 1 – 0 other panel members Aoibhe Loftus Katie Coyne Rebecca Jordan Laura Leonard Jade Heffernan Cathy Langan Lainey Jordan Ava Cooney Zara Fox Tara Blake Nash Aoife Mulligan Riona McHale 


Kilmurry First Communion

Congratulations to the pupils from Kilmurry, National Schools who made their First Holy Communion last Saturday week. Holly Cawley, Adam Doherty, Ryan Gallagher, Tommy Loftus, Cora Donnelly, Angelica Robins and Dara Granaghan Cuffe. We thank their parents teachers for all their work and wish them all every blessing.



Bishop John Fleming will confirm last year’s 6th Class from Crossmolina National School on Saturday next at 12 Noon in St Tiernan’s Church.  Spaces are limited to the Child and parents due to Covid 19 regulations. One of the parents will act as sponsor.


Doing a Clear Out – Clothes Recycling

If you are clearing out your home please drop the clothes, shoes, bags etc into the Ballina Family Resource Centre, Abbey Street, Ardnaree. We are doing a Cash for Clobber as a Fundraiser for the Centre, your support would be greatly appreciated. . For more info call 096 75573.


U16 A Championship

Ballina 8 – 9 Crossmolina 2 – 12

Ballina were in control throughout this Homeland North Mayo U16 A championship tie at wet James Stephens Park on Tuesday last with goals from Daniel Feeney Oran Canavan and Brian Heffernan. Richie Shelly finished to net after a goalmouth scramble James Maheady tacked on three points and Eoin Murphy added another before the break Again Daniel Feeney and Sean Neary continued to torment the Deel-Siders Defence with a brace of goals and points each. Crossmolina came well into game in the third quarter James Maheady kicked four points Kyle Gallagher and Aidan Granaghan one each Eoin Murphy rowed in with 1 – 2 to reduced the lead to seven points but that was as good as it got for the visitors Further Goals from Sean Neary Lewis Hackett put the game well and truly out of reach on evening when nothing went right for Crossmolina boys who played some good football with limited possession    

Crossmolina Team Jack Sharkey Jack Loftus Matthew Gordetskyy Eoin O’Boyle Richie Shelly 1 – 0 Diarmuid Fox Darragh Deane Darragh Syron Niall Maughan Diarmuid Coggins James Maheady 0 - 7 Mickie Maloney Ronan Loftus Eoin Murphy 1 – 3 Declan Tolan subs Kyle Gallagher 0 – 1 for Declan Tolan Aiden Granaghan 0 – 1 for Matthew Gordetskyy Ronan Loftus


U14 Championship

Crossmolina 5 – 5 Ballina 1 – 6 

Ballina trailed by a point at the water break after dominating with scores from Irla Dunford two points Theo Daly and Matthew Leonard points each which Luke Maloney cancelled out with a tally of 1 – 2. After this Crossmolina took control and goals from Matthew Syron Aaron Garrett Luke Maloney and Ronan Walsh and points from Shane Lynn Ronan Walsh and Joey Keane raced into a commanding lead in between Jack Furey Matthew Leonard tacked on points and M Caden scored a goal. Crossmolina Panel Darragh Duffy James Loftus Esmond Maughan Gary Naughton Luke Williams Liam Clancy Dylan McHale Shane Lynn 0 – 1 Billy Loftus Aaron Garrett 1 - 0 Ronan Walsh 1 – 1 Patrick Mulligan Simon McHale Tom Gough Matthew Syron Dylan Flynn Luke Maloney 2 – 2 Joey Keane 0 – 1  


Mindspace Outreach Service in Ballina FRC

Mindspace Mayo offers a support service to young people (15-25yrs) presenting with anything from common concerns (e.g. dealing with break-up, exam stress, bullying) to young people with emerging mental health difficulties such as mild depression and anxiety.  The outreach service will run one day a week (Monday) and is based in the Ballina Family Resource Centre. For further information on Mindspace Mayo please see our website or call us on 094-9067001


Michael Walsh Cup Final

Crossmolina suffered a heavy defeat in the North Mayo Junior B League final for the Michael Walsh memorial shield at Tiernans Park on Wednesday last against Knockmore. Playing with the aid of the breeze the visitors raced into a 2 – 10 to 0 – 2 lead at the interval and continued to dominate the remainder of the game apart from a brief spell when Dean Loftus grabbed a goal and two points and Gerard Haran added on two points to leave the final score 3 – 16 to 1 – 6 in a very disappointing final  

Crossmolina Team David O’Boyle Barry Murphy Jonathan O’Boyle Eoin McDonnell Kenneth McHugh Fergaoil Gill Keelan Hegarty Stephen O’Malley Conor Rowland Derek Hegarty Gerard Haran 0 – 3 Conor Caden Shane Hennigan Colm Hegarty Robert Murphy 0 – 1 Subs J. P. Mulhern for Colm Hegarty Patrick McAndrew for Eoin McDonnell John Garrett for Conor Rowland Dean Loftus 1 – 2 for Jonathan O’Boyle Lorcan Loftus for Fergaoil Gill