Crossmolina Club Presentation

Eamon Howley Crossmolina Deel-Rovers Chairman, Tom McNulty club President Making presentation to Gerry Heffernan and Cathal Prior on their retirement from the lotto committee for their dedicated service over the years.


Crossmolina Notes 8th March 2017


Lotto Results

Joann Wins Jackpot

Congratulations  to Joann Reilly Ballyknock, Bofeenaun, Ballina who scooped the Crossmolina Deel-Rovers GAA Club Lotto Jackpot of €8,100 this weekend The numbers were 6 – 9 – 13 – 19. The draw took place in Hineys, Joann entered her lucky birthday numbers on Line with Smart Lotto. Next weeks jackpot is €3,000. Many thanks for your continued support.


Died in Dallas Texas

Crossmolina parish was once again shocked and saddened with the news of a fatal car accident in Dallas Texas on Wednesday 1st March  which claimed the life of husband and wife Tina nee Judge formerly of Erris Street Crossmolina and Senan Fitzmartin formerly of Doonbeg Co Clare. Funeral is taking place today Monday in Dallas. Tina and Senan are survived by their Daughter Michelle, sons Donald and Glen, son – in – law, daughters – in – law, grandchildren, Tina’s sisters Noreen Griffin The Boreen Crossmolina, Maura Patten Donegal, brothers Sean New York, Micheal The Boreen sister – in – law, brother – in – law nieces, nephews, relations, extended family, friends and neighbours. May they rest in peace.


Active Age Over 55’s

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


Afternoon Pray

Connacht Pioneers are having an afternoon pray on Sunday 19th march in The Blessed Sacrament Chapel Knock 3pm to 6pm. All are Welcome.


The Late Jenny Reape

The death occurred peacefully at Ballina District Hospital on Friday 3rd March of Jenny (Constance) Reape   nee O’Boyle Chapel Rd Crossmolina. Her remains reposed at Hiney’s Funeral Home on Sunday evening with removal to St Tiernans Church burial on Monday in Crossmolina cemetery after requiem mass.  Jenny was pre-deceased by her husband John is survived by her  sons John London, Tony Athlone, Michael Melbourne and Frank Crossmolina, daughter  Maretta Corrigan Bangor Erris daughters – in – law son – in – law,  brother Murd, sister – in – law, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nephews, nieces, relatives, many friends and neighbours. May she 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.


National School Thanks

Crossmolina N.S Parents Association would like to sincerely thank all those who contributed to their recent Church Gate collection. A total of €445.58 was collected.


Padre Pio Lentel Novena

Continues tonight Monday 13th March the intention is Our Children and tomorrow evening 14th the intention is Our Deceased with Rosary 7 – 30 and mass at 8pm.Huge crowds have attended in the past week.


Gaelic mothers and Others 

Training on Thursday’s at 8pm to 9pm on Astroturf at Crossmolina GAA pitch. All new members welcome. Any queries contact Louise 087.7789974 or Vivian 087.0506353


Day Care Centre

For the Older Folk of Crossmolina and the Surrounding area
Please note there is a change of time and venue for the meeting scheduled for Tuesday 14th March. The meeting will now take place in the Social Services, Crossmolina at the later time of 9pm. If you have any ideas, time, social or admin skills and are in any age bracket please come along to support this exciting and essential project.


Jack Leonard Photographic exhibition

The Jackie Clarke Collection hosts a wonderful photographic exhibition entitled “In my Grandfather’s Time” showcasing the wonderful work of renowned local photographer Jack Leonard who took some outstanding images of the west of Ireland in the early 1900’s. The Superb exhibition runs from March 7th – April 8th and will be officially launched on Wednesday 15th at 6:15pm with Dara Calleary TD and Anthony Leonard in attendance. Do call in to see this exhibition. It’s well worth viewing.


Kilmurray Card Results

The following are the results of the Weekly Kilmurray 25 card drive on Thursday night 2nd  March Best of 20 games 1st A tie Bernie Gilroy and Gerry Walsh, Frank Leonard and Michael Barrett 2nd Pakie Hefferon and Kevin Kearns Raffle Seamie Gallagher 2nd Padraic Timlin 3rd Michael Barrett 

Lotto Committee

Teresa Moyles Making a presentation of a bouquet of flowers to Ann Heffernan, and Teresa McNulty making a presentation of a bouquet of flowers to Carmel Prior, for their services to the Lotto committee over the years.


Tom McNulty President of Crossmolina Deel-Rovers making a presentation to Carmel Prior in appreciation of her commitments to the club over the years.

News - Fri 3rd March 2017

 Looking for Stewards


Crossmolina Festival Sub-Committee are looking for Stewards (male and female) to help out with the St. Patrick’s Weekend Festival, in particular with the ‘Electric Light Parade’ taking place Friday evening, 17th of March.  There will be a meeting on Tuesday night, 14th of March 2017 at 7:30p.m. in the Enterprise Centre in Crossmolina for anyone interested in being Steward.


Lotto Results.

There was no winner of the Crossmolina Deel-Rovers GAA Club Lotto Jackpot on Saturday night 25th February. The numbers were 9 – 13 – 23 – 26 Bernie Gardiner Church St Crossmolina matched three numbers and won €150. The draw took place in Christy’s Bar.This week’s jackpot is €8,100. Many thanks for all your support.

Wedding Bells.

Congratulation to Paul Haran Coolturk Crossmolina and Michelle Walsh Templeboy Sligo who were married on Friday of last week in The Church of the Immaculate Conception Templeboy with reception in Breffey House Hotel. The Happy couple are wished al the best of luck in their married life


Drama in Parish Hall.

Due to popular demand Killala Round Tower Players will perform their hilarious 3 Act Comedy "For Better, For Worse" by Jimmy Keary in Crossmolina Parish Hall on Sunday 12th March @ 8.30pm. We guarantee you a great night’s entertainment. Please come along and support. Adm: Adults €10 Children €5


Athletic News.

Congratulation to Richie Shelly Ballina Rd Crossmolina a member of Moy Valley athletic Club Ballina who received an Award from the Mayo Athletic Board at their recent awards night 


Kilmurray Card Results. 

The following are the results of the Weekly Kilmurray 25 card drive on Thursday night 23rd  February  Best of 20 games 1st Jimmy Caden and Martin Garrett 2nd A tie Tom O’Malley and Sean Syron, Martina and Anthony Granaghan. Raffle 1st Aidan Crowley 2nd Anthony Granaghan 3rd Aidan Crowley. Hampers 1st Tom O’Boyle and Padraic Timlin 2nd Johnny Orme and Ray McNamara 


Bord Na Nog Awards. 

The Annual Crossmolina Deel-Rovers Bord Na Nog Awards and Table took place in Hineys Upper Deck on Sunday Evening last with special guest Mayo Senior Team Manager Stephen Rochford. The Following were the awards recipients 

U10 James O’Boyle Chapel Rd, U11 Matthew Gordstskyy Chapel View, National Schools Niall Coggins Deer Park U12 Darragh Syron Chapel Rd U13 James Williams U14 Dr Loftus Gold Medal Sean Hegarty Boughadoon, U15 Robert Murphy The Boreen, U16 Eoin McDonnell Ballyvicmaha, U18 Tommy Walsh Bunnavilla Keenagh. The Table quiz winners were 1st Thady Connor Sean McGuinness Patrick Mulligan 2nd Colm Hegarty Eoin O’Boyle Lily Hegarty Sarah Gough Bridie Gough Lucy Lavin 3rd prize Keelan Hegarty Aoife Mulligan Diarmuid Coggins Matthew Gordstskyy. Spot Prize winners Daniel Lynch, Tom Gough, Ethan Reilly, Niall Maughan, Luke Williams, Conor Caden, Diarmuid Walsh, Eanna O’Boyle, Keelan Hegarty, Peadar Fergus.


Padre Pio Lentel Novena.

In St Tiernans church Crossmolina for 9 evenings 6th to the 14th March Rosary at 7 – 30 followed by Mass and Novena Prayers at 8pm Blessing with relics starting on Monday 6th March (Our Family) Tuesday 7th (Our Sick) Wednesday 8th Blessing Babies) Thursday 9th (Respect of Life) Friday 10th (Our Youth) Saturday 11th (Lenten Prayer Sunday 12th (Fasting and Alms Giving) Monday 13th Our Children) Tuesday 14th (Our Deceased)


The Late Henry Ormsby. 

The death occurred peacefully on Sunday 26th February at Abbey Breaffy Nursing Home Castlebar of Henry Ormsby in his 90th Year formerly of Fotish Crossmolina. His remains reposed at Hiney’s Funeral Home on Tuesday evening with removal to St Mary’s church Crossmolina. Funeral Service on Wednesday with burial afterwards in the adjoining Cemetery. Henry was pre-deceased by his sister Elizabeth brother Oliver, is survived by his nephew Cecil Fotish relations, extended family, friends and neighbours. May he rest in peace.


Kilmurray Social.

On this coming Sunday evening 12th March in Kilmurray Community centre with Music by The Padden’s Family commencing at 7pm admission €5. Come along meet and greet your friends. Refreshments served all are welcome


Michael Walsh League.

Crossmolina’s new management of Eoin Sweeny and Patrick McAndrew got their first win the this Michael Walsh League cup tie at Tiernans Park on Sunday week with heavy rain before and during the game conditions were not suited the type open football that both sides play Crossmolina got off to a great start with a goal and two points from Brian Benson and Thomas Cafferty point before Claremorris best forward James Shaughnessy  rattled of three points  with Mickie Loftus Mark Leonard and Thomas Cafferty replying with points each. Simon Heffernan and James Struttle grabbed points before the break to leave the score 1 – 6  to 0 – 5 Brian Benson and Cathal Carolan added points before James Shaughnessy and James Struttle replied with points for the visitors mid way through half Mick Higgins gave his side a life line with goal to reduce the lead to three points Crossmolina kicked on again with a string of points from Brian Benson Martin McAndrew Ciaran McDonald who came on as a sub and Mark Leonard in between those scores James Shoughnessy grabbed his sides second goal to leave the final score 2 – 15 to 2 – 8 

Crossmolina Team Kieran Haran Stephen O’Malley Stephen Duffy Hugh Cafferty Darragh McCormack Jonathan O’Boyle Thomas Cafferty 0 – 2 Cathal Carolan 0 – 1Martin McAndrew 0 – 1 Mark Leonard 1 – 1 Mickie Loftus 0 – 1 Conor Rowland Dean Loftus Brian Benson 1 – 8 Tommy Walsh Subs Thomas McNulty for Conor Rowland Ciaran McDonald 0 – 1 for Dean Loftus Joe Keane for Tommy Walsh David Howley for Hugh Cafferty.


The Late Mattie Merrick 

The Parish of Crossmolina and surrounding area were shocked and sadden when news of the death of Mattie Merrick Ballycorraun in a road accident on the Bellacorick to Castlebar road at Keenagh on Wednesday morning last while on his daily rounds with the post. His remains reposed at his residence on Thursday and at Hineys Funeral Home on Friday evening. Requiem mass on Saturday in St Tiernans  Church with burial after wards in Crossmolina Cemetery Mattie is survived by his wife Catherine, sons Joseph, Kieran and Marty, daughter Katie Brother Paddy London sister Angela Leeds, brothers – in – law, sisters – in – law, nephews, relations, extended family, colleagues in An Post, friends and Neighbours. May he rest in peace  


Get on Your Bike

North West Fitness Academy will be raising funds for Down Syndrome Mayo and Cluainin Day Service Western Care on March 12th 10am in 45k cycle Crossmolina-Lahardane-Pontoon-Knockmore-Ballina-Crossmolina.

If your interested in taking part email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Fin is on Facebook North West Fitness Academy or call Ciaran on 086-0862542. There is a free one hour spinning class for all participants every Saturday morning at 10am in our facility in Crossmolina. If you register before the day of the cycle it's €20 or €25 on the day of the cycle.

If you like to take a sponsor card and raise the funds then you will cycle for free. If you need any more information feel free to get in touch.

Photo Caption

Pictured at the Launch of North West Fitness Academy fund raising 45k Cycle on Sunday 12th March in aid of Down Syndrome Mayo and Cluainin Day Service Western Care are from left to right ; Nichola Gilmartin, Down Syndrome Mayo, Ryan Gilmartin son, Ciaran Sweeney North West Fitness Academy, Noreen Naughton Western Care, Chris O’Donnell Western Care, Siobhain Loftus Cluainin Day Service Western Care, Brian Fitzpatrick North West Fitness Academy.


Lotto Results

Their was no winner of the Crossmolina Deel-Rovers GAA Club Lotto Jackpot on Saturday night 18th  February. The numbers were 7 - 26 - 29 – 3. Five punters  matched three numbers Marie Gallagher Mullenmore Crossmolina, Evelyn Crowley Moylaw Crossmolina, Kitty Gilvarry The Boreen Crossmolina, Aoibheann McLoughlin Church View Crossmolina, Colette Myles 30 Abbeytown Crossmolina each win €30  The draw took place in Sticks Bar. This week’s jackpot is €7,950. Many thanks for all your support


Day Care Centre

For the Older Folk of Crossmolina and the Surrounding area

We are really pleased to be in a position to set up a Day Care Centre for the older population of the area. There will be a meeting on 7th March 2017 at 8pm in the Enterprise Centre (above the library), Crossmolina.

If you have ideas, time, social or admin skills and are in any age bracket please come along. There will be a follow up meeting on 14th March to formalise a group to take this exciting and essential project forward


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.


The Late Dorothy Lynn 

The death occurred peacefully on Wednesday 22nd February at Mayo University Hospital Castlebar of Dorothy (Dor) Lynn nee Corcoran Main St Crossmolina. Her remains reposed at Hiney’s Funeral Home  on Thursday evening with removal to St Tiernans Church with burial on Friday in Crossmolina Cemetery after requiem mass. Dorothy was pre-deceased by her husband Mick is survived by her sons Sean UK, Michael Ballina St, Seamie Castlebar, Tony USA, Padraic Lake Rd Crossmolina, Daughters Siobhan Chapman UK, Doreen Rowland Ballina, daughters – in – law, sons – in – law, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, brother – in – law Frank Lynn, sisters – in – law May and Kathleen Lynn,  relations, friends and neighbours. May she rest in peace.   


Michael Walsh League 

After a great start in this Michael Walsh League in Hollymount on Sunday week with a goal from Kevin Mulhern, the Home side Hollymount /Carramore came back after a slow start with  four points from Darren Coen. Those were replied with a like similar amount from Cathal Carolan, Dean Loftus, Mickie Loftus and Brian Benson tacked on further points to leave Crossmolina leading at the break by three point’s  1 – 7 to 0 – 7. 

The second half ebbed and flowed with good passages of play and good points taking in particular from Darren Coen who shot five points. Crossmolina’s points came from Kevin Mulhern, Peadar Gardiner, Jason Murphy and two from Brian Benson to leave the final score 0 – 16 to 1 – 12. It was a very entertaining game played in dry conditions on a heavy pitch    

Crossmolina Team and scorers were Shane Keane Stephen O’Malley Stephen Duffy Hugh Cafferty Peadar Gardiner 0 - 1 Mark Leonard Thomas Cafferty Martin McAndrew Cathal Carolan 0 – 4  Mickie Loftus 0 -  1 Kevin Mulhern 1 – 1 Conor Rowland Dean Loftus 0 – 1 Brian Benson 0 – 3 Tommy Walsh Subs Jason Murphy 0 – 1 for Hugh Cafferty Darragh McCormack for Mark Leonard


Kilmurray Card Results. 

The following are the results of the Weekly Kilmurray 25 card drive on Thursday night 16th  February  Best of 20 games Eugene Granaghan and Vinnie O’Boyle 2nd A tie Michael Barrett and Paddy Kelly, Johnny Orme and Aidan Crowley, Jimmy Caden and Martin Garrett. Raffle 1st Jimmy Caden 2nd Padraic Timlin 3rd Sean Syron 


Active Age Over 55’s.

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


St Patricks Festival of Lights

The plans for the Festival of Lights is progressing well with registrations for the parade closed and close to one hundred entries confirmed, which means extra stewards will be required. If you are willing to lend a Helping Hand please call or text Damian on 086 2648495. The parade will also be covered by a Sky TV Channel courtesy of Micheal Leonard & Coolturk Quarries with the programme been broadcast early April.


Bridge Results.

The following are results for of the Weekly Crossmolina Bridge session in Hineys Thursday night 16th February. 1st Maureen Barrett and Nuala Doyle 2nd Mary Garrett and Teresa McNulty 3rd Breeda and John Mulkearns 4th Anna Tolan and Hilary Marsh 


Winter League 

Ballina ran out comfortable winner of this North Mayo Winter League tie in James Stephens Park on Saturday week a goal on the stroke of half time and another close to full time by veteran Ena Casey saw the home side easy winners in the end 4 – 11 to 1 – 10 Thomas McNulty   Nigal Caden Darragh McCormack  Fergal and Kevin Keane were scorers for Crossmolina

Crossmolina Team  Kieran Haran Fergal Gill Noel Hegarty Jason Murphy Sean O’Boyle Kevin McHugh Patrick Loftus Conor Rowland Fergoil Gill Shane McKinley Thomas McNulty 0 – 4 Liam Donohoe Kevin Keane 1 – 2 Nigal Lynn Tommy Walsh Subs Darragh McCormack 0 – 1  Nigal Caden 0 – 1 Darren Caden Shaun Caden David O’Malley  


“Mother Knows Best”

Crossmolina Drama Group perform “Mother Knows Best” again - Tribute to the late James Hogan

After three complete sell-out performances in Crossmolina Town Hall with indeed a number of people not being able to gain entry Crossmolina Drama Group are pleased to announce that they are now gearing up for one final performance of Jimmy Keary’s hilarious comedy “Mother Knows Best” which will take place on Thursday 2nd March at 8pm. This performance will be staged as a tribute to the late James Hogan who was a member of the group and who died suddenly on the 31st of December last. Proceeds from this performance will go towards the purchase of a Defibrillator for Crossmolina Town, fitting tribute to a man who was at the heart of every community endeavour.

If you were disappointed to miss our last performances or want to support this worthy cause we look forward to seeing you there – Crossmolina Town Hall, Thursday 2nd March at 8pm.

PHOTO : Crossmolina Drama Group Back row from left to right Robert McKinley, Lainey Jordan Flynn with Tess’s Dog (Nappy) Francis Gilroy, Louise Maughan, Marian Howley, Caroline Sharkey, Grace McKinley, Ann Fox. Seated from left to right Anthony Walshe, Eileen Leonard, Billy Connor.

Service Pins

Pictured receiving their service pins at the Annual Mid-Killala Pioneer Dance in Hiney’s Upper Deck are P.J.Hughes (50 Years Gold Pin) Breda Mulkearns (50 years Gold Pin) Fr Pat Munnelly (Mid-Killala Pioneers Spiritual Director) Gerard Cawley (25 years Silver Pin) Muredach Tuffy (Chairperson of the National Board of Management.