News - Fri 7th April 2017

Lotto Results.

There was no winner of the Crossmolina Deel-Rovers GAA Club Lotto Jackpot on Saturday night 1st April. The numbers were 15 – 22 – 23 – 28 three punters matched three numbers Padraic and Rosien Mullen Knockleggan Crossmolina, John and Denise Cooney Ballina Rd Crossmolina, Teresa Cuffe Fairfield Crossmolina each win €50. The draw took place in O’Malley Bar and Grill The Dolphin. This week’s jackpot is €3,600. Many thanks for your continued support


Wedding Bells 

Congratulation to Jackie McNamara Commauge Castlehill and Michael Cawley Kilmeena who were married in St Tiernans Church Crossmolina with reception in Breffy House Castlebar 


Lady Football

McHale/Rovers U16 team had a comfortable win over Hollymount at St Tiernans Park on Monday of last week. The visitors started brightly with a goal from Aoife Gibbons and point from Grace Campbell a string of points from Lisa Lavelle Dara Moore and Emly Murray and two goals in the space of a couple of minuets at the end of the first quarter from Alanagh Loftus Curran and Niamh Maughan had McHale /Rovers leading at the break by 2 – 5 to 1 – 1 Further goals from Lisa Lavelle in the 50th minuet and Sub Kyna O’Malley in the 59th minuet saw the home side winners by 4 – 11 to 1 -4 

McHale/Rovers Ethal Leonard Niamh McAndrew Aoife Deane Caomhe Loftus Amy Murphy Niamh Maughan 1 – 1 Clodagh Barrett Ailish Keane Grace Murray Alanagh Loftus Curran 1 – 0 Lisa Lavelle 1 – 4 Emly Murray 0 – 3 Meave Walsh Dara Moore 0 - 3 Marie Moore Subs Ciara Walsh for Marie Moore Caomhe O’Malley for Meave Walsh Meave Walsh for Alanagh Loftus Curran Kyna O’Malley 1 – 0 


Bridge Results

The following are results for of the Weekly Crossmolina Bridge session in Hineys Thursday night 30th  March 1st Mary Garrett and Teresa McNulty 2nd John and Breda Mulkearns3rd Hilary Marsh and Mary Corcoran 


Declan Wins Title

Congratulations to Declan Tolan Knockleggan who won the Connacht Boy’s 2 43k title defeating Laurence Ward of the Olympian Boxing Club Galway. Declan now goes forward to all Ireland finals in Dublin this weekend he is wished all the best of luck from all his many friends


Festival News

Happy Easter from everyone at the Festival. The Annual Duck Race & The Teddy Bears Daft Raft Race takes place on Easter Sunday after 11:30am Mass, lines are available in local shops for the Duck Race and you can Bet On a Bear in the Daft Raft Race on Easter Sunday right after the Duck Race, try to predict how long it will take the bears to reach the finish line, fun for all the family on Easter Sunday. The dates for the 2017 Community Festival 2017 have been set for July 19th - 23rd


U16 League

Crossmolina U16 team got their County League campaign off to a winning start with a hard earned 5 – 8 to 2 – 12 win over Bonniconlon at St Tiernans Park Crossmolina. Goals win matches and Crossmolina grabbed four in the opening half from Niall Coggins Conor Caden James Gill and Robert Murphy in between Jack Lawrence grabbed 1 – 1 and James Kelly a point Edward Gough with 4  points and Conor Caden one point had the home side in a comfortable 4 – 5 to 1 – 2 in front at the break. Bonniconlon came back inspired by  Midfielder Christan Judge who grabbing seven points Anthony Gallagher raised a green flag Edward Gough was Crossmolina’s only scorers in the second half with 1 – 3  further points from Jack Laurence and Mark Conlon reduced the lead to five points after an all action 60 minuets of fast open football  Crossmolina Team and scorers John Tolan Vlad Gordetskyy Sean Hegarty Luke Callaghan Cillian Fergus Thady Connor Lee Carolan Conor Caden 1 – 1 Patrick McAndrew Edward Gough 1 – 5 Robert Murphy 1 – 0 Adam Langan 0 – 2 James Williams James Gill 1 – 0 Niall Coggins 1 – 0 Sub Cillian Gilroy for Cillian Fergus  

The Late Murd O’Boyle

The death occurred peacefully at the Moyridge Nursing home Ballina on Tuesday 4th April of Murd O’Boyle Mullenmore St Crossmolina and formerly of Mountcormac. His remains reposed at Hineys Funeral home on Wednesday evening with removal to St Tiernans church burial on Thursday in Crossmolina Cemetery after requiem. Murd was predeceased by his wife Anna Nee Butler is survived by his  daughters Margaret Keenan Dublin, Jane Benner Dublin, Grainne McDonald Grange Sligo, Sarah O’Boyle Dublin, son’s – in- law, sisters – in – law, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, relatives, extended family friends and neighbours. May he rest in peace 


Kilmurray Card Results. 

The following are the results of the Weekly Kilmurray 25 card drive on Thursday night 30th  March  Best of 20 games 1st Breege and Paddy Joe McNamara 2nd Leo and Tom O’Malley Raffle 1st Kevin Murphy 2nd Aidan Crowley 3rd Tom O’Malley 


Minor League

Crossmolina lost out to a better balanced Naomh Padraic side in the County Minor football League at Tom Langan Park on Tuesday last two goals in the opening quarter from Ciaran McDonnell and a string of points Tom Thomas saw the home side into a commanding lead Darren Gill with four points Colm Hegarty one point and a Keelan Hegarty Goal left the half time score 2 – 5 to 1 – 5 with Tom Thomas the scorer in chief after the break  notching 1  - 5 McDonnell Dermot Quinn and Cian Egan grabbing points. The visitors continued to eat into the lead with two goals from Patrick Gallagher and a brace of points from Darren Gill and were it not from some heroic defending the final score might closer final score Naomh Padraic 3 – 14 Crossmolina 3 – 7 

Crossmolina Team and Scorers Sean Gallagher Ryan Donnellan Shane Howley Eoin McDonnell Robert Murphy Thady Connor Conor Caden Colm Hegarty 0 -1 Niall Maughan Keelan Hegarty 1 – 0 Darren Gill 0 – 6 Lorcan Loftus Patrick Gallagher 2 – 0 Ronan Lavelle Sean Canavan Subs Lee Carolan for Eoin McDonnell Adam Langan for Ronan Lavelle Patrick McAndrew for Robert Murphy


The Late Michael Mulhern

The death occurred peacefully on Wednesday 5th April at Mayo University Hospital Castlebar of Michael Mulhern Ballina Rd Crossmolina. His remains reposed at Hineys Funeral home on Thursday evening with removal to St Tiernans Church Burial on Friday in Crossmolina Cemetery after requiem mass. Michael was predeceased by his wife Anne Nee Rowan is survived by his daughters Annette and Aileen, son Michéal, brothers – in -law, sisters - in - law, daughter – in - law, nephews, nieces, relatives, friends and neighbours. May he rest in peace.


U14 League 

Crossmolina and Naomh Padraic played out a thrilling and exciting contest in this county U14 League tie in Killala on Thursday last with Crossmolina emerging winners in a game that produced thirty four scores final score Crossmolina 6 – 14 to Naomh Padraic 7 – 7 

Crossmolina Team and scorers Conor Howley Darragh Deane Marcus Maughan Brendan O’Malley Danny McDonald Brian Hopkins 1 – 1 Brian McKinley James Williams 1 – 3 Jonathan Murtagh 0 – 4 Diarmuid Coggins Eoin Murphy 1 – 3 Diarmuid Walsh 2 – 1 Michael Gill 1 – 0 Luke Rowland 0 – 2 Eamon G ill   Subs Daniel Lynch Jack Loftus Alfie Maloney Niall Coggins Conor McGinley 


Crossmolina Badminton News

Congratulation to the Mayo Badminton Association on running a very successful Ballina Juvenile Singles event this season. And well done to Ronan Connor Winner Boys "B" singles U 11, Zara Moyles runner up in the Girls u 11 "C" section and Eoin O'Boyle Winner U 13 Singles "B" and Jack Loftus runner up U 13 "B" event. Well done to all our underage players who played so well and did us proud. And special thanks to our coaches John Valerio, Jonathon Verry Pauline Coggins and David Collins. Many hands make light work. Also special congrats to James Gough who won Division 3 Connacht singles event held in Sligo. Our new beginner Jimmy McAndrew got to the semi final "B" section in U15 and also had a shot at the  U17's, we have to say most improved newcomer this year and Tiocfaidh an la. Club championships are to be concluded next week so watch this space


Food Works programme

Food Works are planning to hold  1:1 Introductory meetings in Galway on the 25th of April with any eligible companies from the region that have registered their interest. 


We would greatly appreciate it if you could bring this to the attention of  any  contacts you think worthwhile that the meetings will be taking place. For any company that it is interested, they should register their interest at


Run by Bord Bia, Enterprise Ireland and Teagasc the programme aims to foster and encourage innovative new product ideas which satisfy a genuine market need while supporting the growth of the Irish food industry on a global scale. To learn more about the Food Works programme register or an introductory meeting click on


Standard Innovation Voucher

Next opening date for the Standard Innovation Voucher which will be Weds 26th April with a closing date of Wednesday 10th May 2017 at 3pm.

This may be of interest to you if you need assistance in developing a new product, service or process; or improving an existing product, service or process. Or it may be of interest to a colleague or client – please feel free to bring it to their attention. 


Innovation Vouchers worth €5,000 are available to assist a company or companies to explore a business opportunity or problem with a registered knowledge provider.

The Innovation Voucher initiative was developed to build links between Ireland's public knowledge providers (i.e. higher education institutes, public research bodies) and small businesses. 

Further calls will be announced during 2017

For details of the scheme


Also see below for  detail of an Innovation  Voucher Clinic Weds 20th April   - booking essential


Innovation Voucher Clinic             Innovation Voucher Clinic MET Technologies GMIT


Opening of the Multi Use Games Area (MUGA)

The official opening of the Multi Use Games Area (MUGA) will be on Fri. 28th April at 14:30 by Minister Michael Ring. Cllr M.Loftus and Peter Gill from MCC have extended an invite to all who would like to be present for the event in Abbeytown.

Mayo County Council Vacancies


Mayo County Council is currently setting up a panel for

Retained Fire Personnel, which will be used to fill any vacancies that may occur in Belmullet, Ballina, Crossmolina and Westport Fire Stations.

Application forms and full particulars are available on our website or from The Human Resources Section, Mayo County Council, Áras an Chontae, Castlebar, Co Mayo.

Completed application forms should be returned to the above address not later than 4.00 p.m. on Thursday 27th April 2017.



Encouraging Female entrepreneurs to maximise their full potential

26th April 2017 @ 6.30pm, Breaffy House Hotel, Castlebar, Co. Mayo

Enterprise Ireland and Network Ireland announce ‘Fuelling Ambition - Steps to Success’ Roadshow for female entrepreneurs in the West

Elevator Pitch Competition with prize package worth €4000

The ‘Fuelling Ambition - Steps to Success’ West event, organised by Enterprise Ireland and Network Ireland, in conjunction with the Mayo Local Enterprise Office (LEO) and the Entrepreneurs Academy, will take place in Breaffy House Hotel, Castlebar on Wednesday 26 April 2017 at 6.30pm. The event is free of charge to existing and potential entrepreneurs and business women. Booking is strongly advised.

For more information and registration click here

Full details on

Suspicious Tradesmen calling to homes

Gardai in Ballina have received reports of suspicious tradesmen calling to homes in North Mayo area. Ask for ID, take reg nos of vehicle & report all incidents to your local Garda Station. Always use reputable tradesmen. Bring to attention of elderly neighbours please.

Computer Training for farming families

Beginners Digital Skills Computer Training. Free Course available for farming families in Claremorris, Crossmolina, Achill, Belmullet, Ballinrobe.

Call 086 8646774

Serviced office spaces to let in Crossmolina Enterprise Centre

Crossmolina Community Council has the following facilities to let short or long term, in the Crossmolina Enterprise Centre, Mullinmore St, Crossmolina.

Serviced office spaces and Computer Training facility to let.

1 Large office on 1st floor 253 sq. feet.

1 small office on the ground floor 64 sq. feet.

1 Computer training room suitable for Computer training, Grinds,etc.

Equipped with 10 Computers, overhead projector etc.

Immediate availability.


Phone Lines, Reception, Kitchen Area, Toilets, Meeting Rooms.


Crossmolina Singing Pubs 2017


Heat 2 will be held in Lynott’s Pub, Crossmolina on Saturday night 22.04.2017.  

Free Entry and Over 18’s only.  €1,000 and recording opportunity for overall winner and €100 for the winner of each Heat.  

To enter please call 087 4176291, 087 3162376, 085 7459249 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.