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Ballinrobe man had children unrestrained in car

A man who had his children unrestrained in the back of his car was convicted and fined €500 at Ballinrobe District Court last week, with Judge Mary Devins telling the defendant: “I sincerely hope that you learnt your lesson.”

Disappointment over decision not to re-open Ballinrobe Court

Ballinrobe Courthouse will not be re-opened and plans to relocate it to Claremorris pending the development of a new facility there now seems highly unlikely, according to Mayo Fine Gael TD, John O’Mahony.

Man stole vodka as off licence was not open

An unemployed Lithuanian, who stole a bottle of vodka from a store at 9.30am as the off licence was not open, was convicted and fined €150 at Ballinrobe District Court last week.

Ballina lead the way for Mayo clubs

Ballina currently lead the way for the Mayo clubs in the Connacht Junior League following three rounds of Division 1A. The north Mayo men picked up their second win of the season last weekend thanks to a bonus point win over Tuam at home. It was just what Ballina were looking for after going down in the previous round to second place Monivea. The Creggs Road side crossed the line with tries from Robert Forbes, Conor Forde, Paul Neary, and David Newman to wrap up a 29-3 win. This weekend the Ballina men will make the short trip to Cloondeash to take on a winless Castlebar side in round four of the competition. Last weekend the county town side went down to a 22-7 defeat at the hands of Corinthians, and despite leading by 7-5 at the break, thanks to a David Staunton try which was converted by Ronan Conway, they weren’t able to hold on to the lead and were steamrolled in the second half, with Corinthians hitting two tries. Castlebar haven’t had a good start to the season and will be looking for a much improved performance on Sunday against Ballina.

Lithuanian event in Ballinrobe

A major event dedicated to Felix Waitkus will take place in Ballinrobe town starting at 6pm on Saturday October 10 and finishing at 4.30pm on October 11. The event is dedicated to Felix Waitkus and his flight over the Atlantic Ocean. Seventy four years ago American Lithuanian Waitkus successfully flew over the Atlantic; unfortunately due to bad weather conditions he was forced to make an emergency landing in an open field near Ballinrobe town.

Ballina stay at the top of Mayo pack following derby win

Ballina kept their place at the top of the Mayo clubs in the Connacht Junior League with another win at the weekend. The Creggs Road club picked up their third win from three games this season with a hard fought win over Castlebar. The 12-5 win over Castlebar was played in Cloondeash. Castlebar, who are currently winless this season, would have hoped they could have seen off the side whom they beat in the Cawley Cup final last year, but they came up short. The homeside did get the first try of the game through Fintan Casey in the first half, but the north Mayo men got their own touch down just before the break when Michael Clarke touched down. There was little separating the sides until Stephen McCarron got in for a try that was converted by Andy Moynihan. That scored condemned Castlebar to their fourth loss on the bounce, but the county town side have managed to pick up three losing bonus points so far this season, so a win should be on the horizon for them in the near future. This weekend they will get their chance to pick up a win again, but this one looks like a long shot for them. They have to make the trek to second in the table Monivea, who have four out of four wins so far this season and only trail leaders Sligo by one bonus point. Last weekend the Monivea boys saw off bottom of the table Tuam by 34-0 away from home. Ballina will look to pick up their fourth win of the campaign when they entertain Galwegians at home, Wegians come into the game with one win from three and weren’t in action last weekend, so Ballina should feel confident of taking the points on Sunday, but will probably come up short of getting a bonus point win.

Roads and twinning take centre stage at Claremorris meeting

Decision making on roads programme for 2010 questioned

Ballinrobe Musical Society tie-up premier sponsorship deal with Irish Pride

Ballinrobe Musical Society, who perform the world amateur premiere of the story of Mayo’s own Granuaile next February, have announced a major sponsorship deal with Irish Pride. Irish Pride, one of the country’s leading bread brands, has a long and proud association with Ballinrobe, as the company is a major employer in the region thanks to their local bakery on the town’s Abbey Street.

Ballinrobe and Ballyhaunis Development plans go before full council on Monday

The draft development plans for both Ballyhaunis and Ballinrobe were passed by the elected members of the Claremorris electoral area committee this week. The members considered the manager’s report on the submissions made by the public and other bodies to the original draft plan which was published earlier this year.

Tenders in for Bowers Walk bridge

The councillors from the old Ballinrobe electoral area welcomed the news that the tender process will be concluded shortly for the new Bowers Walk bridge project in the town. The old electoral area had directed money from the economic and social fund towards the project.


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