News - Fri 4th Dec 2020

Mary O’Boyle RIP

The death occurred peacefully on Sunday 29th November at her residence of Mary O’Boyle (nee Cleary) Church Street, Crossmolina, and formerly Ballycroy. Mary’s Funeral mass was celebrated in St Tiernans church on Wednesday with burial afterwards in Crossmolina Cemetery. Mary was predeceased by her husband Paddy Deeply mourned by her loving daughter Ann, son Noel, brother Martin, sister Ann (Mc Guire), brother in law Tom, daughter in law Jacinta, son in law P, grandchildren Niall, Ruth, Rachel, John and James, great grandchildren Kian, Alex, Lauren and Katelyn, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends. Due to HSE and Government restrictions, the funeral was for family and close friends only. The family would like to thank you for your co-operation and consideration at this time. May she rest in peace 


Western Care Association’s.

Christmas Cards 2020 are now on sale in your local town area. Pack includes 10 unique cards and envelopes for €6.00. Thank you for supporting Western Care…Your Mayo Charity! Contact Teresa Ward on 087 246 7857 for further information.  


St Vincent de Paul annual collection:  

You can donate by contacting them by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. You can phone the office on 096-72905 or send a donation to Teeling Street or drop it in to the office. You can setup a monthly or an annual donation from your bank account. All donations greatly appreciated.      


Lotto Results.

There was no winner of Crossmolina Deel-Rovers GAA Club Lotto Jackpot Saturday night 28th November the numbers drawn were  17 – 20 – 30 –  35. No punter matched three number either and three tickets were drawn Damien Rowland Riverwalk Crossmolina, Michael and Kay O’Malley Killeen Castlehill, Brian Donohoe Creevy Castlehill each win €50. This week's jackpot is €8.250 The draw takes place in GAA Club Rooms on Saturday night and can be viewed on Crossmolina GAA face book page. Many thanks for your continued support


Died in England

The death occurred peacefully on Sunday 22nd November of Tony Granahan Skegness, Lincolnshire, England formerly Coolnabinna, Boughadoon, Crossmolina. Tony Funeral mass was celebrated in the Sacred Heart Church Skegness on Monday 7th December. Tony was predeceased by his wife Joan, brother J.P Granahan, sister’s Mary, Josie, Barbara and Bridget. Sadly missed and remembered with love by his sons Nigel and David, nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours and friends. May he rest in peace 


Ballina Family Resource Office Hours.

We are remaining open behind closed Doors -Providing essential services during this Lockdown-our office hours are 9.00am to 4.15pm Monday to Thursday (closed for lunch between 1pm and 2pm) On Fridays we are available to the public 9am to 12noon and you can ring 096 75573  


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 & 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.


Deel-Rovers GAA Club Membership

Crossmolina Deel-Rovers GAA Club any adults wishing to pay membership are asked to contact Mary Lynn at 087.6430598 for new membership forms and GDPR compliance. Membership can also be paid online at



A shoebox collection for the children that reside in the direct provision Centre in Ballyhaunis. There are currently 113 children living in the centre; 66 boys and 57 girls. These children’s lives are compounded by uncertainty, poverty, fear and exclusion. With Christmas looming, I think it would be a very kind gesture to let them know that they are supported. It will really put a smile on their faces, after what has been an especially difficult year.  We are not asking for people to spend a lot of money, maybe you can reuse items that have been left idle in your home! Whether it be a teddy, toys, dried snacks, crayons and a colouring book, blankets, footballs, hygiene products, sensory toys etc, be creative!  N.B *Please state on box whether your item is intended for a male / female & age group your box is intended for. Age groups: newborns-1, 2-3, 4-6, 7-9, 10-12, 13-15, 16-18.   If you are interested in donating boxes, contact us here at Ballina FRC Abbey Street Ardnaree 09675573. We can also accept one 4 all vouchers as donations, Hygiene products for both male & females are also very much needed also!  Asylum seekers in Ireland need support. We as Irish citizens, have the ability to help them, if we just open our eyes and hearts. We are all one human race.  Ballina FRC is supporting this very worthy cause by been a Drop off Point for the Shoe Boxes – Please support!


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 - This service is on line or by phone during the lockdown.


Joe’s Sligo Appointment.

Joe Keane the former Deel-Rovers team manager and All-Ireland Club Medal winner has been appointed team Coach with Sligo’s New team manager Tony McEntee the former Mayo Coach and All-Ireland Medal winner with Armagh and Crossmaglen Rangers. They are wished all the best of luck by all in the Crossmolina Club.  


Crossmolina Deelrovers GAA  AGM 

The AGM of Crossmolina Deel-R overs GAA Club was held online on Friday the 20th of November we had 30 patrons in attendance and are all set for 2021, with plenty of developments, football and community engagement in the pipeline.


The following is the structure for our Club for the coming year

Patron; Dr. Michael Loftus.


President; Cathal Prior.

Vice Presidents; Ray Mulligan, Christy Heffernan, John O’Boyle, Peter Hegarty, Mick Moore and Fr Francis Judge, Micheal Judge, Gerry Heffernan, John O’Donnell, Padraig Mullen.


Chairman:                                           Tommy Jordan 

Vice Chairman:                                    Billy Loftus.                    

Secretary:                                          Michael Hegarty. 

Assistant Sec:                                     Mary Lynn. 

Treasurer:                                          Damian Lavin.

Assistant Treasurer:                             Tom McNulty Jnr.

Register:                                            Mary Lynn.

Health & Safety Officer:                       Sean Keane .


PRO and History Officer:                        Michael Hegarty.

Assistant PRO and History:                     P.J. Hughes.             

Social Media Officer:                              Mike Gallagher.


Offig Na Gaeilge:                                   Fiachra Walshe.

Coaching officer:                                   Colm Reilly.

Health and Well Being:                           Peadar Gardiner.

Childrens Officer :                                  Julie Reilly.

North Board Delegates:                          P.J. Hughes and John Moran.

County Board Delegates:                        Damian Lavin and Michael Hegarty.


Executive Committee;  All officers named above plus, Brian Benson, Gerry Heffernan, Marie Haran, Dermot Loftus, Eamon Howley, Enda Lavelle.