Ballaghaderreen

  • A seasoned Irish international and not even out of his teens, Ballaghaderreen's Adam McAllister is one of the hottest rising talents in Irish badminton at the moment. After winning a record three National titles in one day recently, Angelina McHugh caught up with Adam to chat about how he got started in the game, the issue of funding and training facilities for those in the West of Ireland, plus his hopes for the future once he gets the Leaving Cert done and dusted this June!

    Watch the full interview below now.

  • Ballaghaderreen’s Adam McAllister won the Irish U19 National Badminton Championship yesterday in Lisburn.

  • The Brisbane Lions said farewell to teammate Cian Hanley today after the Category B Rookie decided to return to his homeland of Ireland.

    The 21-year-old made the difficult decision to part with the Club after experiencing personal challenges over the past 12 months. Hanley said it was the right decision for him to return home.

     “The club has been unbelievable, I’m very appreciative of what they’ve done over the last while. It’s no fault of theirs I’m going home,” Hanley told lions.com.au.

    “It’s just more me and personal reasons and I just think it’s the right time to go.” 

    Over the past few months, Hanley has had many discussions about his future with family, friends and the Club, working through all possible options to come to the best outcome for him and his family.

    General Manager of Football David Noble said the team will miss Cian's personality and tremendous work ethic. 

    “Cian has been one of our hardest workers over the last three years particularly, overcoming injury and personal adversity with such a professional attitude, it is very sad to see him go home. We will miss his infectious smile, his positive attitude and bubbly contribution to our Club. We wish him a safe trip back home to Ireland where he will reconnect with his family.” Noble said.

    Hanley followed older brother Pearce, a former Lion, to the Club in late 2014 after being selected with the 56th pick in the Rookie Draft.

    His first two seasons were crippled with injuries but in 2017 he played an important part in the NEAFL team’s premiership victory.

  • One man has been arrested following a drugs seizure in Ballaghaderreen.

    The cocaine worth in the region of €35,000, was found at a residential address in Ballaghaderreen following a search carried out as part of an intelligence led operation on Thursday. 

    One man is being detained in Castlerea Garda Station in connection with the find. 

  • The Fire Service attended the scene of a fire in Ballaghaderreen last night.

    The fire, which is believed to have broken out in the attic of a house on Barrack Street, occurred after 9pm.

    No injuries were reported and traffic restrictions were in place for a time last night.

     

     

  • Midwest Sport understands that former Mayo minor star and Ballaghaderreen native Cian Hanley is to return to Ireland in the coming days. Cian had been plying his trade with the Brisbane Lions in the AFL. Midwest Sport understands that Cian will return home in the next couple of days. 

    Midwest Sport also understands that Cian and his older brother Pierce have maintained regular contact with Mayo management over the past couple of years. 

  • Respond Housing has purchased 12 houses in Ballaghaderreen.

    These are 12 three bed houses which will be home to 12 families from the social housing list in Roscommon.

    These 12 houses represent just over one fifth of the 55 households who have expressed a preference to live in Ballaghaderreen.

    While offers have been made to some families, Respond will host a viewing day for people who have offers to live in the new houses and those who have been nominated for the local authority. This viewing day will take place on March 26th.

    Respond expects that people will begin to move into the houses in early April.

  • St Joseph’s mental health daycare centre in Ballaghaderreen has not closed today but it is understood the HSE is carrying out needs assessments on each service user attending the day centre currently.

    The assessments are being carried out to establish how best their individual needs will be met and once they are completed, a detailed plan will be developed.

    The HSE is understood to have informed local public representatives that no closure of the facility, if that is the decision arrived at, will not happen until alternative services are provided in the area.

    Local Fine Gael Senator Maura Hopkins told Midwest News earlier this week that she has concerns over the future of the facility.

     

  • All-Ireland Post Primary Schools Senior B Final
    Holy Trinity Cookstown 0-19
    St Nathy's College Ballaghaderreen 1-06

  • Traffic is down to one lane on Pound Street in Ballaghaderreen this morning.

    Gardai confirmed that there was an incident there earlier and Gardai are currently at the scene dealing with it.

    Midwest News understands a pedestrian was hit there earlier.

  • The 43rd annual Rehab National People of the Year Awards were presented last night at a special ceremony in the Mansion House in Dublin.

    West of Ireland groups and individuals featured strongly.

    Tuam based historian Catherine Corless was recognised for her work uncovering the secretive burial of hundreds of children at the Tuam mother and baby home.

    The people of Ballaghaderreen were declared Community Group of the Year for welcoming Syrian refugees to their town

    The Irish Coast Guard was  honoured, as were their heroic lost colleagues from helicopter Rescue 116 and the  community of Erris  who helped with the extensive search operation.

    While the Galway Senior All Ireland winning Hurling Team took the Sports Award at last night’s celebrations