News - Fri 2nd October 2020

Halloween is Saved 

If you were worried that Halloween may be cancelled, then buckle up and get ready for something new and innovative from the Festival Events team.  The new ultimate socially distanced Halloween event is coming to town, with a choice of two drive thru Halloween experiences to choose from.  The family friendly "Hocus Pocus Halloween Party" will give Children a chance to celebrate all the tricks and treats of Halloween from the comfort and safety of your car as they journey along the Trick 'r Treat Trail on their way to watch the Disney classic "Hocus Pocus" on the big screen at the Lakeside Drive in Movie theatre.  For those braver souls there is the Hollywood Horror Night, a journey along Hollywood Boulevard to witness five classic horror films come to life all around your vehicle before watching one of those movies at the Drive in Movie theatre where the characters may come a lot closer than you think.  Full details on the festival Facebook and Instagram pages, also on the festival website. Tickets on sale in Centra, online at Ticketmaster or call 086 2648495 / 086 4082458 for detail 


Sinéad Gunawardana (nee Rowland) RIP

The death occurred peacefully on Thursday 24th September at St James Hospital Dublin of Sinéad Gunawardana nee Rowland Blackrock court Ballina and formerly of Eskeragh Crossmolina, Her remains reposed at her residence on Thursday evening with funeral mass on Saturday in St Patricks church Ballina with burial afterwards in Leigue Cemetery. Sinéad predeceased by her Father Fergus, beloved wife of Jag and loving mother of Bláthnaid, Ashoka and Lorcan. Sadly missed by her loving husband and family mother Julia, sister Mary, brothers Seamus, John, Michael and Noel, in-laws, nephews, nieces, relatives and large circle of friends. Due to current Government and HSE guidelines Sinéad’s funeral mass was for family and close friends. May she rest in peace 


General Maintenance Services

Do you need help to prepare for winter? Please contact us for help with all your winter maintenance needs. We will stock sheds with fuel, clear the yard and the garden, clean guttering and carry out repairs and painting. Phone 087 218 6560 or call to the Enterprise Centre for further information.


U14 Girls Final 

McHale/Rovers 4 – 10 Westport B 4 – 6

What a game this U14 Girls C Football County final at Tiernans Park on Saturday week turned out to be from the throw in Westport attacked the hosts goal it took a wonderful save from Charlie Reilly to prevent the Westerns from raising a green flag this inspired McHale/Rovers to take the game to their opponents but in a couple of goalmouth scrambles they just could not score against a very strong defence. Larissa Kelly opened her sides account Chloe Chambers finished to the net after a pass from Christina McEvilly who minuet’s later tacked on 1 – 1 before another McEvilly assist to Chloe Chambers who calmy drill the ball to the net gave her side an eleven points advantage at the first water break 3 – 2 without reply. Whatever was in the water or said during the break certainly had effect on the McHale/Rovers Girls  Kayla Doherty who was double marked throughout pointed from the restart Rionagh McHale pointed and Maeve Cosgrove scored her sides first goal all in the space of four minutes Back came Westport with Chloe Chambers tacked on a point Christina McEvilly who roamed all over the park grabbed her second goal and added two points as well which Kayla Doherty  replied with a point  and Sarah Gough tacked on two to leave the half time score 4 – 5 to 1 – 5 The third quarter McHale/Rover out score Westport  2 – 2 to a point with goals from Kayla Doherty and Roisin Tolan and couple of Doherty points to a single Westport point from Chloe Chambers in the 44th minute which was their only score in the second half. McHale/Rovers management made a telling switch with bringing on of Alicia Brennan in goal taking off Ayla O’Malley and putting Charlie Reilly into midfield and her fitness and work rate when the outfield players were tiring after their efforts in getting back into a game that look lost. Charlie Reilly banged in a goal minuets in final quarter to give her side the lead and Kayla Doherty Leah Hopkins and Sarah Gough tacked on points extend the McHale/Rovers lead to four points. In between those late score the North Mayo sides defence stood tall and some wonderful blocking and covering denied the Westport girls of getting scores as they tried so hard to find an opening. It was a wonderful advertisement for lady’s football played in the right spirt fast and furious at all times great scores, fielding and Defending by both sides   

McHale/Rovers Team and scorers were Charlie Reilly 1 – 0 Aoife Gordan Katelynn Leonard (Capt) Clodagh O’Boyle Alicia Brennan Deribhle Doyle Laura Gallagher Zara Moyles Kayla Doherty 1 – 5 Gráinne Loftus Rionagh McHale 0 – 1 Sarah Gough 0 – 3 Roisin tolan 1 – 0 Maeve Cosgrove 1 – 0 Ayla O’Malley Subs Leah Hopkins 0 - 1 for Alicia Brennan Alicia Brennan for Ayla O’Malley  


Lotto Results.

There was no winner of Crossmolina Deel-Rovers GAA Club Lotto Jackpot Saturday night 26th September the numbers drawn were  10 – 15 -  16 – 34 no punter matched  three numbers and three tickets were drawn  Fidelma O’Boyle Kinard Crossmolina, Billy and Emer Loftus Creevy Castlehill Ballina Damien Rowland Riverwalk Crossmolina each win €50. This week's jackpot is €6,900. The draw takes place in the GAA Club Rooms Saturday night and can be view on Crossmolina GAA face book page.  Many thanks for your continued support


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.


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


Pieta House

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 Tuesdays from 1pm to 5pm and on Wednesdays 9.00am to 1.00pm by apt only Contact: 09325586 to make an Appointment – Because of Covid19 Pieta are currently running their services online or by phone.  We will update you when normal services resume.


Seoda Mhuigheo Thuaidh

A new book, "Seoda Mhuigheo Thuaidh" by John Cosgrove, has just been published. This book could be described as "from a needle to the anchor" compendium. It contains pisreoga, paidreacha, beannachtaí, mallachtaí (some of the latter wouldn't pass the censor!) rannta, focla, seanfhocla, triads, a dictionary of North Mayo Gaelic words, and period photographs of the region. Included also are short accounts of North Mayo heroes and legends. The hardcover book, containing over five hundred pages, retails at 30 euro. Though written in Irish, the book has a full English translation. John Cosgrove:(096) 31138, (086) 3704762, Fr. Seán Killeen, Cloghans, who made a vast contribution to the book (096) 27003 (086) 8349600