Benefit dance in aid of Fr. John Gallagher's Mission Fund
Friends of Fr. John (Heather / Lorraine and others) are organising a Benefit Dance for his Tanzanian Mission Fund in Hiney's Upper Deck on this Friday night, September 26th. Local artists provide the music and admission is only E5. The money collected helps the poorest of the poor and is wisely spent.
It is also a night of great craic in the parish, when young and not so young get together and enjoy a very sociable night, and who knows who will sing a song or dance a jig? They might wonder next morning where they got the courage to show off their talent but it is so very much a good cause. Do buy a ticket if someone calls to your door. Tickets also on sale on the night. Raffle and spot prizes galore. See you there.
Please note all articles, club reports and other items of interest including photographs should be forwarded to the committee as soon as possible before the October 22nd deadline, to avoid disappointment.
All material must be with the printers by October 30th the latest.
Art classes for children and adults commencing in late September or early October. For information contact 087-7827367.
Crossmolina Community Council extend its deepest sympathy to its vice chairman Mr. Michael Mulhearn (snr), Glebeville, Ballina Road, son Michael, daughters Aileen and Annette, son in law michael, and extended family on the sad death of Ann. May her gentle soul rest in peace.
It's that time of year again when things move up a gear. Children are back at school, colleges re-open, night classes and various clubs/organisations get things going again.
On the voluntary front the activities and services carried out in the parish are the work of volunteers who give their time and their skill for the benefit of us all. We think of readers, church cleaners, Eucharistic Ministers, choir and others. All of us have a responsibility to ensure that the burden is spread evenly. Please respond positively if you are approached to help in the next few months.
The excitement and preparations for the coming Senior Football final in Knockmore, between Crossmolina and Ballina on October 4th is beginning . The maroon and white flags, bunting that have flown so proudly in Crossmolina in the past is set to fly again from Enterprise Centre and every building in the town and precincts, as we show our support for Manager, Tom Jordan and his mighty Deel Rovers.
WHIST DRIVE RESULTS
Results of the game played on September 11th; Top Score, Kathleen McNamara; 1st Lady (tie), Delia McGuinness/Tess Knight; 2nd lady, Phylis Doherty; 1st gent, Tom Kettrick; 2nd gent, P.J. Gallagher; lowest score, Phil Crean; longest sitting, Joyce Curry. Raffle, Sean McGuinness, T.C. McGuinness and Tony Canavan. Whist drive every Thursday night at 8.30 p.m. Social Services Centre, Chapel Street. Refreshments served. Lots of prizes.
Support their campaign for the introduction of adequate vetting procedure for those wishing to work with children by signing book provided in Public Library for remainder of this week only. Library hours are as follows: Tuesday 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Wednesday, 1 p.m. - 8 p.m. Friday 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sat 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Closed on Monday and Thursday.
CHILDREN'S BOOK FESTIVAL
Library competition - Design a Festival Bookmark. Entry form at your library from September 22nd (today). All designs must be returned to your library before October 3rd.
ST. TIERNAN'S ROTA
Eucharistic Ministers vigil Mass 8 p.m. Saturday 27th, September is Mary Jordan and John McDonnell. Sunday morning the 9 a.m. Mass Mary Duffy and Cathal Prior and the 11.30 a.m. Mass Mary Moran and Michael Hegarty.
ALL IRELAND SUCCESS
Crossmolina and Kilmurry are All Ireland Pioneer Soccer winners. The All Ireland Pioneer sports finals were held in St. Mels College, Longford on Saturday, September 13th and the two clubs representing the Mid Killala Region and Connacht at the All Ireland finals did us all proud.
Crossmolina Over 15 boys won the Soccer All Ireland title with Mark Howley, Ian Rowland, Noel Tierney, Paul Reidy, Sean Kelly, Eamon Howley and Ronan Rochford on the team.
Crossmolina U12 boys were runners up in the basketball and they received silver medals. David Howley, Paul Larkin, Michael Loftus, Ronan Judge, Darren Jordan, Shane Rowland and Eamon Grehan were members of the team.
Kilmurray Over 15 girls won the soccer and Sarah Donogue, Christine Lynn, Eileen Lynn, Linda Kearns, Joanne Donnelly, Stephanie McDonnell and Donna McDonnell.
Congratulations and well done to all involved. Thanks to the Gardai, parents and all who helped in the homecoming.
WORLD OLYMPIC GAMES
Dr. Mick Loftus is taking part in the Senior World Olympic Games 5k race in St. George Utah, USA, on October 9th. Mick is taking sponsorship which go towards Crossmolina GAA new Community Centre Building Fund.
A Mass will be held in Keenagh Church on Tuesday (today) at 8.30 p.m.
Meetings resumes back on Wednesday next, September 24th in the Parish Hall from 5.30 to 6.30 for 5 to 7 year olds.
set Dancing classes in the musical Bridge Inn are starting for the new season on Monday, September 29th at 9 p.m. It starts with a ceile and all are welcome.
Congratulations to Claire Flynn, Enniscoe, Castlehill and Paul Doran, Athlone who were married on Saturday last.
UNDER 17 LEAGUE
Crossmolina 5-11, Westport 5-4 was the final score in a match where Crossmolina were in command for 50 minutes. It wasn't until Crossmolina took off a few players that Westport scored five goals in the last 18 minutes.
Crossmolina team; David O'Malley, James Carolan, David Rowland 0-1, David Keane, Rochford 0-1, Patrick Loftus, Sean Kelly 0-1, Nial Carolan, Liam Cawley, Colm Carolan 1-0, Trevor Mangan, Ian Rowland 0-3, Damian Kearns 2-1, Mark Howley 0-1. Subs Damien McLoughlin 0-1, for C. Carolan, Lorcan Leonard 1-0 for l. Cawley, John Walsh 0-1 for D. Kearns, Sean Kelly 0-1 for P. Loftus, Brian Duffy.
There was no winner of the Crossmolina GAA lotto jackpot on Saturday night last. The numbers drawn were 9, 19, 20 and 21. Two punters matched three numbers. Teresa McDermott, Derryhillagh, Castlehill, Billy Wolmsley, Apt No 8, Peters Street, Drogheda. The draw took place in Sticks bar. Next week the jackpot will be E2300.
Over the weekend Padraic and Marie Carney, formerly Mayo star of the 50s was home from the USA. They stayed in Enniscoe House and spent a very nice evening in the company of Dr. Mick Loftus.
Congratulations to Eoin Rochford, St. Patricks Ave who was successful in being called to the Army Cadet School in the Curragh.
A Senior Engineer with Mayo Co Council is to meet with local representatives from Crossmolina to discuss a dangerous stretch of road on Erris St.
Cllrs Eddie Staunton and Stephen Molloy locked horns with Mr Noel Burke, Senior Engineer, on the issue at a meeting of the Ballina Electoral Area Committee on Tuesday last.
It was announced at the meeting that the National Roads Authority (NRA) had allocated money to complete Crossmolina roads affected by the Sewerage Scheme.
But Cllr Molloy said the condition of Erris Street was of more concern to the locals. The hill in the vicinity of the graveyard has been the subject of much complaint. People living on the West side of Crossmolina are now finding it nearly impossible to walk into town along that road.
Noting that it had been proposed to develop a footpath along the road, the Councillor said this would not solve the issue. He said the Council should instead remove 18 inches off the top of the hill. It would not interfere with any services.
But Mr Burke told the councillors that there was not sufficient money to structurally adjust the road in question. The Council has agreed to lay a footpath on both sides of the road.
Cllr Eddie Staunton said the Council should lower the hill first and then install the footpaths at a later stage.
Mr Burke rejected the Councillors' claims that lives were at stake. He pointed out that the road in question was in a 30 mph limit. He agreed to meet with Cllr Molloy and Cllr Staunton on site.