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.
This outdoor activity takes places every Monday. We meet at the Centre at 10.30 am SHARP and then take the Craoibhín Ballina bus to Belleek woods to go Nordic walking.
Chair Yoga takes place every Wednesday morning in the Kennedy Glasgow House, the Quay Ballina from 10 am to 11 am with an instructor.
It can improve your flexibility, concentration and strength, while boosting your mood, and reducing stress and joint strain.
Art classes are held in our art studio, with an in-house tutor.
The classes take place on Wednesday mornings from 10.30 am to 12.30 pm.
Internet Training for beginners
The Centre is running Internet Training for beginners on Monday’s from 10.30 am to 12.00 pm.
Spanish Conversation is held every Monday afternoon from 2 pm to 4 pm in the Centre.
Gaeilge sa Craoibhín
Irish Conversation is held every Friday afternoon from 12.30 pm to 2 pm in the Centre.