David scoops €11,800 in Crossmolina GAA lotto jackpot
David McNamara, Commage, Castlehill, scooped the E11,800 in the Crossmolina GAA lotto jackpot. The numbers drawn were 6, 9, 15 and 25. The draw took place in Hiney's. Next week's jackpot will be E2000 and the draw takes place in Moffatts. Many thanks for your continued support and congratulations to David.
COMMUNITY COUNCIL NEWS
At the first meeting of Crossmolina Community Council on September 1st after the Summer break, Chairman, Dr. Michael Loftus on behalf of the Council, paid tribute to Fr. Pat Munnelly, C.C. on his eight years ministry in the parish, and extended a warm welcome to Fr. Michael Reilly our new cuarte. A note of congratulations to Eddie Connelly, Carrowcloughy on his all Ireland win at the RDS in the heavy weight section, inthe brood mare show class on Red Path, Seabourne Lady. This is the sixth win for the Connelly family in eight years. A wonderful achievement indeed and deserves much praise and publicity. Also on the agenda for discussion was the new DeCare International plant in the Industrial Site, Ballina Road, Town Enhancement, Sewerage/Roads and footpaths, ESB/Bord na Mona, New Employment, Mayo Co. Council, Deel Rovers etc.
MAYO HEALTH ASSOC.
Annual collection at all church gates on Saturday/Sunday next.
SPEECH AND DRAMA
Classes re-open in the Parish Hall on Monday, September 8th from 3.15 to 5 p.m. Newcomers welcome. Open to all ages. Contact 096-45128 for details.
WHIST DRIVE RESULTS
Results of the game held on Thursday, August 28th. Top Score, Phil Crean; 1st Lady, Ann Patterson; 2nd Lady, Maureen Gallagher, 1st Gent, Tom Kettrick; 2nd Gent Sean McGuinness, lowest Score, Kathleen McNamara, Longest Sitting, Ann Carolan. Raffle winners were Tony Canavan, Terry McGreevy, and Tom Kettrick. Whist every Thursday night at 8.30 p.m. in the Social Services Centre, Chapel Street.
ST. TIERNAN'S ROTA
Eucharistic Ministers vigil Mass at 8 p.m. Saturday, September 13th are Kieran Gill and Kathleen Gallagher. Sunday morning the 9 a.m. Mass, Sr. Dolores and Michael O'Malley and the 11.30 a.m. Mass Bridie Reidy and Reggie Duffy.
Holy communion to the sick every second and third Sunday of the month.
SENIOR HELP LINE
Are you feeling lonely? Are there days when nobody calls? Would you like to share a worry? Call the Senior Help Line 1 850 440 444. Mornings from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Evenings 7 to 10 p.m. Lines open seven days a week. You will be talking to an older person who will welcome your call. The service is provided from anywhere in Ireland for the price of a local call.
Articles, poems, photographs and other interesting items are being sought for this years edition of the magazine. Club secretaries are asked to prepare their reports as soon as possible. Thank you to all who have contributed articles already. It is much appreciated also a small number of previous issues of the Chronicle are still available from purchase. Years 1993, 04, 97, 98 and 2002. They can be obtained from Tommy Reidy at 31569, Maureen Munnelly at 31734 or P.J. Hughes at 31302.
Congratulations to the Junior Tennis players who did the club proud in the Ballina Tennis Clubs American Tournaments held in August. Week one saw Ian O'Boyle and Sarah Moffatt winners in Section A while Rebecca Walsh and partner were runners up. Also an upcoming U11 players Deirbhle Walshe with partner was runner up in Section B. Week 2, Mark Fox and R. Durcan, Ballina won the U12 section, while Cormac Fox and Brian Moylett (Ballina) won the U14 section. A special thank you to Ballina T.C. for hosting this event and especially tournament organisers Vincent and Fia Frawley for their time and dedication.
All juniors please not all club singles commenced; U11's are at 3 p.m. on Saturday, U14's at 4 p.m. on Saturdays and U18's on Wednesdays at 5 p.m. Good luck to everyone.
Wishing P.J. Hughes Junior the best of luck with his new business venture "Price Busters" in O'Rahilly Street, Ballina.
Thanks to everybody who contributed to recent Rehab collection when E1040 was collected, and thanks also to the collectors and organisers.
Congratulations to Ronan O'Donnell, Dooleeg and Geraldine Tighe, Laragan, Ballycastle, Martin Gallagher, Richmond, Castlehill and Mary Kelly, Bofeenaun, who were married recently.
DIED IN ENGLAND
The death occurred recently in Reading of Pat Coyne, Townakeel, Boughadoon. His remains were removed from Knock Airport to the Church of the Holy Souls, Keenagh. Burial took place in Kilmurry Cemetery on Sunday after requiem Mass. Pat is survived by his brothers Paul, Townakeel; Sean, Manchester; sisters Mary, Keenagh; Ann, Glenisland; Teresa, Sligo; sister in law, brothers in law, nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends. May he rest in peace.
Pioneer Connacht Sports finals were held for Gaelic and Basketball in Charlestown on Saturday, August 30th and in Ballyglass for soccer on Saturday, September 6th.
Well done to Mid Killala Region, they will be represented in the All Irelands Finals on Saturday next, September 13th in St. Mel's College, Longford, by the Crossmolina Centre, in the U12 boys basketball: David Howley, Paul Larkin, Michael Loftus, Ronan Judge, Darren Jordan, Shane Rowland, and Eamon Grehan.
Over 15 boys basketball, Crossmolina; Mark Howley, Ian Rowland, Noel Tierney, Paul Reidy, Patrick Dolan, Sean Kelly, and Thomas Jordan.
Soccer Over 15 girls, Kilmurry; Sarah Donogue, Christine Lynn, Eileen Lynn, Linda Kearns, Joanne Donnelly, Stephanie McDonnell and Donna McDonnell.
Soccer Over 15 boys, Crossmolina; Sean Kelly, Ian Rowland, Noel Tierney, Mark Howley, Paul Reidy, and Eamon Howley.
Congratulations and good luck to the teams in the All Ireland.
ALL IRELAND WIN
John Granaghan, Letterfrick, Boughadoon, partnered John Staunton, Belcarra to win the All Ireland Silver Masters B doubles handball title in Ballina, Co. Tipperary against Sean Daly and Jack O'Brien, Cork. Congratulations boys from everybody in the Crossmolina GAA Club. John Granaghans all Ireland medal is a historic first for the parish.
BLOOD BANK SAY THANKS
Blood Transfusion Service expressed their delight with the wonderful turnout when they visited the Parish Hall last weekend. 202 units of blood was donated. Thanks to the local organisers for all the publicity and help on both days.
BACHELOR CONTEST WINNER
Congratulations to Enda Callaghan, Coolturn who was selected Bachelor of the Year 2003 at the annual Summer Son Festival in Moate, Co. Westmeath. Twenty seven entrants from all over Ireland took part and three from Britain.
Congratulations to Viola and William Cooke, Fortland House, Crossmolina, celebrating thier 40th wedding anniversary on September 10th.