News - Fri 13th October 2017

Lotto Results 

Their was no winner of the Crossmolina Deel-Rovers GAA Club Lotto Jackpot on Saturday night 7th October The numbers were 1  – 18 – 21 – 28  one  punter matched three numbers Mary Daly Church View Crossmolina and she won €150. The draw took place in Christy’s. This week’s jackpot is €4,500. Many thanks for all your support


Active Age Over 55’s

Walking and aerobics for both Women and Men continues on each Tuesday in Crossmolina GAA Centre at 12noon. New members always welcome


Crossmolina Day Centre News

Following on from the success of Bingo Hour last month, Crossmolina Day Centre we will be hosting another Bingo Hour this month on Tuesday 24th October from 2pm to 4pm in the Social Services. Light refreshments served. There is a charge of €5 per person.The Community bus is available to pick up those that need transport. Please call 096 30935 for further details


Ballycastle 2 – 11 Crossmolina 0 – 8

In the end Ballycastle were clear winner but it was not until the last quarter that Ballycastle pulled away with two late goals in this county Div 1D tie at Tom Langan Park on Saturday week Crossmolina Team  

Joe Keane Fergal Gill Jason Murphy Patrick Loftus Tubbermore Gergoil Gill Kevin McHugh 0 – 1  Noel Hegarty Darren Caden David O’Malley Darren Gill Tommy Walsh Kevin Keane Shane McKinley 0 – 1 Liam Donohoe Thomas McNulty 0 – 5 Subs Ronan Lavelle 0 – 1 Ronan McDermott


Recent Deaths

Sympathy is extended to the families of Eilish Burke Foxford sister of Mary Garrett Knockglass, Geraldine Dunleavy 21 Abbeytown Crossmolina, Michael Moran Jnr 5 Moyfennaly Enfield Co Meath son of Michael Moran Kinlough and formerly of Knockglass Crossmolina, Mary Henry nee Tansey Foxford mother – in – law of Michael Lavelle Keenagh and Ballina. May they rest in peace  


Kilmurray Parents Meeting.

Kilmurray Parent and Toddler Group meet in Kilmurray Community Centre every Tuesday morning from 11am to 1pm. All are welcome €4 per family


Wedding Bells

Congratulation to Kieran Cawley Ballyscanlon Crossmolina and Marcella Murtagh Kiltmagh who were married in The Church of the Holy Family Kiltmagh with the reception in Mullrany Park Hotel Mulranny  


Kilmurray 25 Drive is Back. 

The 25 Drive card games resume in Kilmurry Centre on Thursday next 19th October at 9 pm sharp .Tea and refreshments will be served. Come along and enjoy the game of 25 in a friendly and welcoming atmosphere


McHale/Rovers Win Title

McHale/Rovers grabbed a dramatic late winning goal from Niamh Maughan to secure their County U16B title at St Tiernans Park on Saturday week. After opening the scoring with a point from Dara Moore McHale/Rovers were rocked back on their heels with a three goal burst from Orla Kelleher  Sarah Hyland and Rachel Walsh and point from Emma Walsh  with the hosts only reply was a point from Lisa Lavelle  to Parke Keelogues Crimlin into a commanding 3 – 1 to 0 – 2 after fifteen minuets McHale /Rovers were very wasteful in this first Quarter shooting wide when scorers were their for the taking but when they found their shooting boots Emily Murray Miamh Maughan Lisa Lavelle Sinead Walsh ratted off six points to leave just two separating the sides at the break without reply from the visitors. This was quickly changed with points each from Laura Walsh and Ava Jayne McLoughlin in the opening seven minuets of the new half McHale Rovers settled down with points each from Sinead Walsh and Niamh Maughan sixteen minuets on the clock the hosts were given a life line when Emily Murray was upended in the square Lisa Lavelle was in trusted with penalty Parke K,C Keeper Cathriona Mallon saved but Lisa drove home the rebound with both sides striving for the winning scores their was a eight minuets without a score then Lisa Lavelle gave her side the lead and minuets later Saoirse Timothy tied the score and Ciara Kelleher and Lisa Lavelle exchanges points before that dramatic late burst of scoring that gave McHale/Rovers the title in a nail biting six minuets of injury time  final score McHale/Rovers 2 – 12 Parke/Keelogues/ Crimlin 3 – 6     

McHale/Rovers Team and scorers Ethel Leonard Allana Loftus Curran  Ava McLoughlin Amy Murphy Clodagh Barrett Aoife Deane Caoimhe Walsh Eilis Keane Grace Murray Niamh Maughan (Capt)  1 - 2 Lisa Lavelle 1 - 5 Emily Murray 0 – 2  Meadbh Walsh Niamh McAndrew Dara Moore 0 – 1  Subs Annie Gough for Ava McLoughlin Chloe Blake for Alanagh Loftus Curran Sinead Walsh 0 – 2 for Niamh McAndrew Ava McLoughlin for Ethel Leonard  


No Name Club 

More help needed to get Crossmolina No Name Club off the ground. This reputable group really needs your help. If you can spare time to supervise the Crossmolina No Name Club please contact Siobhan 087 218 6560. This rewarding, voluntary role will be of great benefit to our local young people, they need your help. Further information available at:


Died in Cardiff

The death occurred recently in Cardiff of Una Moyles nee McDonnell formerly of Rathkell Castlehill wife of Michael formerly of Shraugh Castlehill funeral took place in Cardiff. Una is survived by her husband Michael, daughters Mary and Michelle, sons – in – law grandchildren relation extended family friends and neighbours. May she rest in peace


Crossmolina Area Meeting

A meeting will be held in the Parish Hall, Crossmolina on Tuesday 17th October at 8pm. The objective is to discuss the formation of a committee aimed at developing a community based, not for profit range of care services. The service would provide independent / sheltered / assisted living facilities within the Crossmolina area, in order to cater for the needs of our community. Those wishing to have an input into furthering this idea and joining an active working committee are invited to attend


The Late Geraldine Dunleavy 

The death occurred suddenly and peacefully on Thursday 5th October of Geraldine Dunleavy 21 Abbeytown Crossmolina. Her remains reposed at Hiney’s Funeral Home on Saturday evening with removal to St Tiernans Church  burial on Sunday in Crossmolina Cemetery after requiem Mass. Geraldine is survived by her daughter Stephanie, mother Ena, sister, Mary. brothers Anthony and Benny, aunt Maggie, uncle Vin, son – in – law Ruaidhri, sister – in – law Sinead, Anne and Martina, brother – in – law Eelco, nieces, nephews, relations and friends. Geraldine was predeceased by her father Michael, brothers Noel, Patrick and Martin. May she rest in peace


Social Dancing

In O’Malley’s Bar and Grill (The Dolphin) on Thursday nights Lessons from 8 – 30 to 9 – 30 with dancing this coming Thursday to Ciaran McAree 9 – 30 to 11 – 30. Great nights entertainment assured 


McHale Rovers U16 Ladies

McHale/Rovers U16 Team that won the County B Title with a four points win over Parke Keelogues Crimlin at Tiernans Park Back from left to right Gorgina Murray, Michael Murphy, Emily Murray, Aoife Deane, Caoimhe Loftus, Meadbh Walsh, Ciara Walsh, Niamh McAndrew, Ava McLoughlin, Allana Loftus Curran, Louise Maughan, Helen Keane, Dermot Loftus. Middle Row from left to right Eilis Keane, Grace Murray, Ciara Naughton, Emma Jackson, Niamh Reape, Chloe Blake, Sinead Walsh, Kyna O’Malley, Dara Moore, Amy Murphy., Front row seated from left to right Roisin Walsh, Caoimh O’Malley Ethel Leonard, Lisa Lavelle, Niamh Maughan (Capt) Clodagh Barrett, Annie Gough (Lady of the Match), Caoimhe Walsh, Marie Moore

Badminton Presentation

Back row: left to right: Jack Loftus, David Collins, Maureen Timlin, Cllr Michael Loftus presenting a cheque for €1,000 from the General Municipal area fund Pauline Coggins, Aileen Gough, Sirona Munnelly, Jonathon Verry, Middle : Daisy Verry, Hannah Keane, Cian Coggins, Kayleigh Coggins, Sarah Conway. Front row: Jimmy McAndrew, Marcus Maughan, L. Conway, Aaron Keane, Esmond Maughan, Eoin O'Boyle.

Fire Brigade Retirement

Crossmolina Fire Brigade hosted a retirement party for their colleagues Kevin Connor and Patrick Munnelly to mark their retirement for the Unit also in picture Michael Murphy and Des Maughan. Back row from left to right Vincent Maughan, Brendan McAndrew, John McAndrew, Phillip Munnelly and Damien McGarrigle

T.P.Loftus Retirement

Pictured are the staff of Richmond National School at the presentation and social in Hiney's upper Deck to retiring Principal Mr T.P.Loftus after 29 years in the school. Also in picture are Left to right Noreen Lennon School Principal, Breege Thompson N.T. Back row left to right Bernie Caden School Secretary, Caroline O’Connell N.T, Tanya Lyons N.T, Sile Butler N.T Maureen Munnelly School Caretaker




As part of Mayo Social Inclusion Week, Mayo North East have organised a craft morning where there will be a display of art and craft produced through the social inclusion groups in North Mayo.  Some of the groups displaying their crafts will be:


Abbey Wreaths

Ballina Costume Company

Ballina Men’s Shed

Ballina Textile Group

Crossmolina Men’s Shed

Erris Women’s Group

ICA Guilds

Swinford Craft Group



There will also be demonstrations of Applique Landscape, Patchwork & Quiliting, Fabric Collage and others. This event  is FREE and will be held in The Great National Hotel, Ballina from 11am – 2pm on Thursday October 19th 2017.  If you or members of your group are interested in attending  this event we would love to have you join us.

Free ‘Getting Citizens Online’ course

Free ‘Getting Citizens Online’ course

Irish Rural Link are running a free computer course called ‘Getting Citizens Online’ in the Crossmolina area. It is designed for beginners to help you feel comfortable using a computer.  It is an introduction to the Internet, shopping online, email, basic Microsoft Word processing, Skype and other useful government online services. The course runs for 2 hours a week over five weeks in the Crossmolina Enterprise centre. To book a place please contact 0860897789

Free IT Skills course for Farmers

Free IT Skills course for Farmers   

Irish Rural Link are offering a free computer course for farmers in the Crossmolina area with the overall aim to get farmers online in advance of the new regulations by the Department of Agriculture.

The course will cover topics such as: Farmer registration; Calf and Herd registration; the Agfood website; Computer literacy; Internet search; Setting up email; and Online banking.                        

The course runs for two hours a week over five weeks  in the Crossmolina Enterprise centre. To book a place please contact 0860897789

Defibrillator Training

There are now 2 defibrillators installed in Crossmolina town, one beside the ATM and the other on the wall at Jarlath Tolan Butchers.

Mayo County Council in conjunction with Mayo Civil Defence will carry out training in defibrillator use in the near future.  There is a small charge of €20 per person to cover the cost of training. If you are interested in booking a place please call the Enterprise Centre Office on 096 30934 or 30935. Training will take place in Crossmolina Town Hall on a date yet to be decided.


Crossmolina Day Centre

Following on from the success of Bingo Hour last month, Crossmolina Day Centre we will be hosting another Bingo Hour this month on Tuesday 24th October from 2pm to 4pm in the Social Services.  Light refreshments served.  There is a charge of €5 per person.

The Community bus is available to pick up those that need transport. Please call 096 30935 for further details