Ballaghaderreen

  • As the Mayo under 20's prepare to face Derry in Carrick on Shannon in a historic All Ireland semi-final - a game which you can hear live on Midwest Radio with thanks to Salamancas Tapas Bar - we got the views of manager Mike Solan, free scoring full forward Ross Egan as well as marauding half back Paul Lambert. You can watch the interviews back now and don't forget to tune in from 4pm on Saturday for the full game live on Midwest Radio.

  • 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.

  • An Bord Pleanala has given the green light to the road development of the N5 between N5 Ballaghaderreen and Scramogue.

    Senator Frank Feighan has warmly welcomed the decision to grant the planning permission, who says the project involves constructing almost 35 kilometres of new carriageway along with the realignment of nearly 15 kilometres of existing roads.

    Senator Feighan says that this is a dangerous stretch of road, which is extremely busy, so this work will be welcomed to the many people who use it.

    Meanwhile Mayo County Council has welcomed today’s decision by An Bord Pleanala to approve the road development of the N5 between Ballaghaderreen and Scramoge, Co. Roscommon.

    Chief Executive of Mayo County Council, Peter Hynes, said it is important for Co. Mayo and the West of Ireland and said “It is vitally important to improve the road network connecting the east of the country with the west and the improvements planned for the N5 is a critical piece of infrastructure.“It is critical for the ongoing economic, social and tourism development of Mayo that a high quality road network links us to the wider western region and to the rest of the national route network which serves the entire country.I would like to thank all citizens who made a submission to An Bord Pleanala in support of the upgrade works.”

    The Cathaoirleach of Mayo County Council, Cllr Blackie Gavin, also welcomed the news as vital for the county saying It is important to keep Mayo connected with the rest of the country and the proposed N5 upgrades will do just that. It will also make the travel to and from the eastern part of the country smoother and easier.”

  • Adam McAllister and the Irish U19 Badminton team who are competing at the European Championships in Estonia. The Irish got off to a great start yesterday beating Slovenia 4/1 with Adam winning both his matches in singles & mixed doubles. Later in the day they took on Turkey, the seeded team in their group, but lost 4/1 with Adam winning the only match men’s doubles with Brian O’Mahony in a very tight 3 setter with a score of 23/21 in the 3rd. 

    Today they take on Austria & Cyprus.

  • Ireland finished the European Junior team championship on a massive high beating Cyprus 4-1. Earlier in the day the Irish lost out to Austria .    

    Ballaghaderreen's Adam McAllister did his country proud winning 5 out of the 8 matches he played in the Team Event to get the victories over Slovenia & Cyprus . They are now preparing for the Individual Event which kicks off this Tuesday.

  • Ballaghaderreen's Adam McAllister lost final in men’s doubles at the Leinster Senior Open alongside Cork's Brian O'Mahony in a thrilling 3 setter. They won the first set 22/20 & lost the second 21/17 and the final set 21/13. 

  • East Mayo Centenary Cup Final 
    Ballaghaderreen 2-07
    Charlestown 0-9

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

  • Ballaghaderreen is to host the 2019 Roscommon County Fleadh Cheoil on the Easter weekend in mid April.

    It's been ten years since the last Fleadh was held here and the town can only be seen as a richly deserving host with a strong traditional music connection boosted by four weekly sessions all year round in Ballaghaderreen.

    The Roscommon Fleadh is always held at Easter, it has the reputation of being one of the best County Fleadhs in the Country with large numbers of musicians and music fans travelling from all over Ireland and overseas on the holiday weekend.

    Now with Good Friday licensing laws changed the three day event has become a four day event.

    The return of the Fleadh will be warmly welcomed in the area and will also bring a very positive injection to the local economy. 

  • Ballaghadereen’s Adam McAllister is through to the semi-finals at the Leinster Senior Open taking place at the Badminton Centre in Terenure this weekend. The semi-finals & finals are underway today.

  • 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.

  • There was disappointment this morning in Estonia at the U19 Junior Championships for Ballaghaderreen's Adam McAllister and his partner Rachael Woods  The Irish lost out to a pair from Poland in a thrilling match with a scoreline of 22/20 21/17. 

  • 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. 

  • A Fine Gael Senator says the investment of 26m euro in the expansion of the Aurivo Dairy Ingredients plant in Ballaghaderreen is very positive news for the town.

    The investment in the Ballaghaderreen plant is part of a wider 5-year Capital Investment Programme.

    These developments will allow Aurivo to increase their milk production by 25% and their dairy ingredients capacity by 50%.

    The planned developments are being supported by Enterprise Ireland.

    Senator Maura Hopkins says the planned expansion is very positive for Ballaghaderreen and the surrounding area. She says Aurivo is already a very important employer in the town and wider region and it now has the potential to create further employment both during the construction phase and once the extended facility is up and running.

  • Fire brigades from Ballaghaderreen and Ballyhaunis battled gorse fires at Cloonfower last night.

    The fires, which stretched for about two kilometres, occurred between Castlerea and Loughglynn.

    Units from both areas tackled the fires into the early hours and brought them under control overnight.

    Ballaghaderreen Fire Brigade has thanked the public for their help and co-operation last night. 

  • 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.

     

     

  • At the Badminton U19 European Championships Individual event in Estonia Ballaghaderreen’s Adam McAllister & his partner Rachael Woods had a huge win & caused a major upset in their first round of mixed doubles beating the number 4 seeds from Netherlands in a tight 3 set game.

    The Irish pair lost the first game 21/13 & went on to win 21/19 in 2nd & 21/18 in the final set.

    Watch our interview with Adam from earlier in the year as he looked forward to the European Championships and more here 

  • Information is being sought after a car transporter was stolen from the Edmondstown area of Ballaghaderreen.

    The distinctive car transporter, with detachable loading ramps, was taken from the Creggane, Edmondstown area of Ballaghaderreen at the weekend.

    Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Gardai in Ballaghaderreen.

  • A man was taken to hospital after being knocked down in Ballaghaderreen on Saturday night.

    The pedestrian was struck by a car in Pound Street at 9pm.

    The local man, who is aged in his late sixties, was brought to Mayo University Hospital in Castlebar for treatment, but his injuries were not life-threatening.

    Gardaí are treating the incident as a minor accident.

  • A Man was taken to Sligo University Hospital yesterday evening after he was involved in a two vehicle collision outside Ballaghaderreen.

    The crash occurred between two cars at Tallaghan, between the Bishop’s Palace and Edmondstown Cross, on the Ballaghaderreen to Gurteen Road.

    Its believed the man’s injuries are not life threatening.