Did you know that Boccia is an Olympic sport and is played here every Thursday at Craoibhin Centre! Boccia is ball sport, like bowls. Boccia is played by teams of three. The aim of the game is to throw leather balls, coloured red or blue as close as they can to a white target ball. The white ball is thrown first, the first player who threw the white ball then the opposing side, after which the side furthest away from the white ball to either get closer to the white or knock the opposition ball out of the way. Each round will continue until one side has played all their balls, at which point, the opposing side will play their remaining balls. At the end of each round the referee measures the distance of the balls closet to the white and awards points accordingly. Boccia is played in Craoibhín Ballina every Thursday morning from 11 am to 1 pm. One gets the opportunity to complete in boccia competitions against other clubs away.
Knitting & Crochet
The knitting and crochet group at Craoibhín Ballina started up in 2008 and has grown each year. The group has been proactive during their time at the club. They helped by knitting and crocheting different items for sales of work and mistletoe markets along with bucket collections. The ladies meet every Tuesday from 10.30 am to 12.30 pm.
Bingo is played every Wednesday afternoon from 2 pm to 4 pm in the Centre.
Each player plays five different coloured sheets. The game consists of 3 lines (top, middle, and bottom) and a full house. Various prizes can be won.
Line Dancing takes place Tuesday afternoon’s in the Kennedy Glasgow House from 12 pm to 1 pm with instructor Maria.
Relaxed French conversation, Monday mornings 11 am to 12 pm in the Centre. For more information please call the Centre on 0872785365 or 0873621119.
Learning a musical instrument
Learning a musical instrument are held in Craoibhín, with tutor.
The classes take place on Thursday afternoons from 2 pm to 3 pm.
Irish Conversation is held Friday afternoons from 12.30 pm to 2 pm in the Centre.
Spanish Conversation is held every Wednesday from 11 am to 12 pm in the Centre.
Computer skills takes place on Monday afternoons from 2 pm to 3 pm in the Centre.
Booking is essential as places are limited by so call the Centre on 0872785365 or 0873621119 for more info