Ballina

Award Winning Ballina Lady - Aisling Brehony who resides at Marine Village in Ballina and who graduated from UCC with a BA (Hons) Applied Psychology was awarded The Peel Memorial Prize (which recognises exceptional students from across UCC) at the Annual Prize Giving Ceremony in UCC.

Award Winning Ballina Lady - Aisling Brehony who resides at Marine Village in Ballina and who graduated from UCC with a BA (Hons) Applied Psychology was awarded The Peel Memorial Prize (which recognises exceptional students from across UCC) at the Annual Prize Giving Ceremony in UCC.

College president Dr. Michael Murphy acknowledged the contribution of talented students who “epitomise what university ‘life’ is all about – dedication, application and the thrill of discovery”.

Pink Ribbon - The fourth Killaloe Pink Ribbon Walk takes place on Sunday, June 9. For more information or to register go to www.pinkribbonwalk.ie and follow us on Facebook at Facebook.com/pinkribbonwalk

Church News - The monthly St. Pio Mass will be celebrated in Killaloe Church on this Thursday at 7.30pm and will be preceded by Confessions from 7pm. Commencing this week Morning Mass for the summer months will take place at 9am in Killaloe. Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament takes place in the Adoration Chapel in Killaloe Church every Wednesday and Thursday from 3pm to 9pm. If you wish to spend an hour during the week in this Chapel, please call Sr. Noreen at 376138.

Art in Windows - Over the last decade The Art Trail has been one of the most popular Féile Brian Ború events. This year, a four-day, revitalised Art in Windows will showcase the wealth of artistic talent in Killaloe-Ballina and environs from Wednesday, July 3, to Sunday, July 7. If you require further information please contact Quay Arts or Bridge House Studio.

Short Story Winner - Congratulations to Aoife Daly, daughter of Deirdre and Willie, Clonfadda, Killaloe who was the Junior Category winner in the annual Clare Champion Short Story competition. In this story, ‘Memory Lane’ Aoife, inspired by her grandparents, focuses on an older lady looking back on her life and comparing it with growing up in modern Ireland.

Bridge - The President’s Prize was held recently at the Lakeside Hotel. Congratulations to the following: Matt Burke/Jim Gallagher (winners): Breda Healy/Mary Shanahan (2nd): Berna Ryan/Mary Jo Minogue (3rd): Mary Collins/Mary O’Sullivan (4th).

Killaloe / Ballina Anglers - The 2013 Mayfly Presentation of Prizes, due to take place on this Saturday, has been re-scheduled. It will now take place in Mills’ Bar on Saturday, June 18. On this Sunday, June 9 the John Conroy Memorial Pike competition, sponsored by Sadie Conroy will take place. Fishing will commence at 9am and run until 6pm with Presentation of Prizes at Mills’ Bar at 7pm. The weigh-point is at Castlelough.

From Warwickshire to Croke Park - This Saturday, June 8, a former Smith O’Brien Senior hurler, Dwayne Sheedy will line out for Warwickshire GAA club against Longford in the final of the Lory Meagher Cup in Croke Park. Son of John and Pam, St Flannan’s Road, Wayne who returned home from England for last Sunday’s Clare v Waterford match, will have plenty of support in Croke Park from family, friends and Smith O’Brien club members.

Smith O’Brien Minor Club - Well done to Michael Gough, a member of the Smith O’Brien U/12 and U/14 panels who was included on the Clare team that took part in the Primary Game, played at half time in Clare’s Munster championship win over Waterford last Sunday. Our U/14’s lost out to Whitegate in the final round of the championship played during the week. This team, which has improved greatly over the course of the championship, will now face Meelick in the semi-final of the Shield competition over the coming weekend.

Ballina GAA/Waterman’s Fundraiser - Ballina GAA Club, in partnership with Waterman’s Lodge Daycare and Respite Centre, held a Bike for Ballina fundraising event over the Bank Holiday weekend. This involved over 150 club members from U/12 boys and girls, U/14, U/16, Minor, Intermediate, Parents and Adult Members, all giving their time to cycle for at least one half hour. Others gave generously of their time to collect donations. Tthis was a great community effort, which created a very positive buzz around the town. The combined total cycled by the club members was almost 2,000km. Well done to all! Challenges held as part of the cycle will be published next week.