• Thursday 8th August 2019

    Elverys Sports Super League—Round 16

    Claremorris           7  v  0     Ballyglass             

    Castlecourt Hotel Premier League—Round 15

    Swinford                3  v  1     Manulla ‘B’         

    Castlecourt Hotel Premier League—Round 16

    Conn Rangers      2  v  4     Bangor Hibs        

    Glenhest Rovers   3  v  0     Fahy Rovers




  • A third of all Coast Guard stations and buildings around the country have no basic facilities such as running water or bathrooms.

    A senior Irish Coast Guard officer told The Irish Times his search and rescue team is forced to use “the nearest fence” for a toilet despite a 15-year fight for rudimentary upgrading.

    The seven main stations without any basic facilities include Cleggan in Co Galway and Ballyglass in Co Mayo.

    Figures released by the Department of Transport show 19 of the 58 Coast Guard stations and sub-stations dotted along the State’s shores are without running water, bathroom facilities or access to the internet.

    The department – which itself describes the Coast Guard as Ireland’s “fourth blue light” emergency service after the ambulance, fire brigade and Garda – said 10 of the stations are sub-units or secondary buildings to a main Coast Guard station.

    Michael Hurst, officer in charge of Ballyglass Coast Guard station, which played a key role in the search for the Rescue 116 disaster victims last year, told the paper his 20-strong volunteer team deserves better.

    “The station is just a building with an insulated roof, it has some heaters in it, and our radio equipment and pager,” he said. “We have to go to an outside tap at the pier for water, we have no fridge or anything.”

  • A barge that drifted from Canada six months ago has been located off the north Mayo coast.

    The 26-metre long vessel was reported missing from Labrador, Newfoundland last November.

    It was spotted off the coast by a fishing vessel yesterday evening and the Ballyglass based RNLI crew was tasked to bring it ashore.

    It took the crew seven hours to secure the barge and bring it to a mooring point.

    The vessel had travelled more than 3,000 kilometres since it was last seen.

    RNLI crew members towed it to Ballyglass harbour, finally getting it to safety at 2am.

    When they reached Ballyglass there was no room to tie up the barge so it has been moored on the lifeboat's own mooring for the time being.

    Padraic Sheeran who is the Ballyglass Lifeboat Operations Manager told Midwest News this evening It’s now in a safe place in Shanahee.

  • Elverys Sports Super League - Round 11

    Castlebar Celtic 5-1 Ballyglass

  • Saturday 20th July 2019

    Elverys Sports Super League—Round 15

    Ballyhaunis Town           2  v  2   Ballyglass         

    Manulla     4  v  3      Snugboro Utd         

    Straide & Foxford Utd     0  v  8   Castlebar Celtic 

    Castlecourt Hotel Premier League—Round 15

    Fahy Rovers       3  v  1   Kiltimagh Knock Utd      

    Ballina Town ‘B’  2  v  1   Achill Rovers   

    Killeen Sports Grounds League One—Round 12

    Partry Athletic    1  v  2   Claremorris ‘B’ 

    Killala   1  v  1   Westport Utd ‘B’

  • A naming ceremony and dedication of the new inshore lifeboat "Clann Lir" will take place at a ceremony at the Ballyglass inshore lifeboat station at 2pm this afternoon (Sat).

    The new D-class lifeboat went on service earlier this year, funded by a donation from the Central Bank of Ireland.

    The new inshore lifeboat replaces The Western, which launched 58 times while on service in Ballyglass, coming to the aid of 20 people.

    The new inshore lifeboat "Clann Lir"  will now serve alongside the all-weather lifeboat, which has launched 152 times since arriving in Ballyglass, with crews coming to the assistance of over 150 people.

    Padraig Sheeran, Ballyglass RNLI Lifeboat Operations Manager, told Midwest News that they're looking forward to the official handover and naming ceremony of the new vessel this afternoon.