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SPECTACULAR SHOW: The Devon Inn Hotel Templeglantine was the jam packed venue for the ADRSC Lip Sync Legends spectacular show on Saturday night last November 10. From early evening the crowds were arriving to secure a good advantage position to run their eyes over the 15 acts who were displaying their Lip Sync talents. It was a great community event that got different sections of people involved. All age groups came together and they jelled well as performers, and behind the scenes helpers. All the 70 participants that were on stage were all winners, and the many diverse acts combined to make it a show to remember.

BEREAVEMENT: The death took place of Marie Seeney nee Murphy in Penzance Cornwall, England on Thursday September 27. A native of Rooskagh East, Athea, and daughter of Sean and Ettie Murphy. The Requiem mass was concelebrated by Fr Michael Noonan, and Fr Tim Curtin on Tuesday, November 6 at 11:30 am in St Molua’s Church Ardagh. Burial of ashes followed afterwards in the local cemetery. We extend sympathy to her husband, parents, brother, sisters, relatives and friends. May she rest in Peace.

WEDDING WISHES: Congratulations and best wishes in the future to Helen O’Sullivan Carrigkerry West and Gearoid Whelan Newcastle West who were married recently in St Mary’s Church Carrigkerry, and held their Reception in Killarney Oaks Hotel.

CHEQUE PRESENTATION: Joe Aherne Glenagore Athea recently presented a cheque for € 10,100 to St John’s Ward Crumlin Children’s Hospital from the proceeds of his annual walk from Ardagh to Athea, and on to Listowel, and bucket collections held in Newcastle West and Listowel. His grandson Luke Fealey received treatment there.

NEW BUSINESS: Congratulations to Dara O’Connell Reens proprietor of Dapper Yapper Dog Grooming Service, and Kennelling which opened recently at Reens Pike Ardagh.

SOCCER HONOUR: John Hayes Carrig Celtic was representing Munster Schools in the FAI Schools U18 Interprovincial soccer tournament in Dublin over last weekend. He was a member of the Kerry U-17 Soccer team last year, and currently part of Saint Kieran’s U21 Football team. As a result he had to drop out of the Backbog Boys Act in the Lip Sync in the Devon Inn on Saturday night.

DOCUMENTRY: The Ahearne Brothers Athea Documentary was broadcast on Thursday morning last on West Limerick 102 community radio. It recalled their life story and their sporting successes at home and abroad. It was compiled by Mags O’Mahoney from Waterville and local voices included Timmy Woulfe, Daniel Barry and Tom Aherne.

LOTTERY DRAW: The following are the Lottery results from Neary’s Bar on Monday November 5. The numbers drawn were 1, 18, 21, and 29, and there was no Jackpot winner. Congratulations to the five lucky dip winners who won € 40 each. Johnny Mullane Athea, Thomas Costello Coolcappa, Michelle and Michael c/o Foleys Bar, Ali Rose Ambrose Ardagh, and Matso and Mairead Ardagh. Next week’s Jackpot will be € 12,400 and the draw will be held in Reens Bar.

COLLECTION THANKS: Sister Consilio and Agnes Fitzgerald of Cuan Mhuire Bruree would sincerely like to thank the parishioners of Ardagh/Carrigkerry for their very generous contributions of € 290 from their church gate collection, and thanks also to the volunteers who took up the collection.

SOCCER NEWS: Congratulations to Kilcolman Rovers team and mentors who defeated Kildimo Utd 3-2 in the Desmond U16 Girls Division 2 League Final in Rathkeale on Saturday November 3. Mia Forrestal, Aoife Kenihan, and Molly Murphy scored the goals and the team members were Allana Cummane, Ciara Brouder, Amy Colbert, Eibhin O’Connor, Katlyn Meade, Ciara Kelly, Danielle Donovan, Niamh Enright, Mia Forrestal, Aoife Kenihan, Sarah Ryan, Ale Rose Ambrose, Aine Murphy, Eimear Kelly, Molly Murphy, Aoife Barrett, and Hollie Mc Auliffe.

GAELIC GAMES: The Liam Mc Carthy Cup was brought by Limerick player Pat Ryan to Carrigkerry, Kilcolman, Coolcappa, and Ardagh National Schools on Tuesday November 6. It was a very exciting occasion for children teachers and staff. The St Kieran’s club are still involved in two West Football competitions at present. They are awaiting their opponents in the semi-final of the U21 West Football Championship, and they play Newcastle West in the West Senior Football Final. Both should be in action shortly.

CARD PLAYING: Congratulations to Moss O’Connor, and Johnny Flaherty who were prize winners at the card game held in Monagea Hall on Wednesday October 31. Congratulations also to John Mulvihill, and Vinnie Wrenn, who were prize winners at the card game held in Shanagolden Hall on Friday November 2.

COMMUNITY ALERT: An important meeting concerning Community/Text Alert will be held next Wednesday night 14th November, in Ardagh Community Hall at 7.30pm sharp. The purpose of the meeting is to set up a Community Text Alert System in the Area of Ardagh/Carrigkerry/Old Mill/Kilcolman/Coolcappa. Members from the Gardaì, Muintir Na Tìre, and the IFA will address the meeting. The plan is that all of the above areas would be using the same Text Number for any suspicious activity in your area. This is a public meeting. So please come along, as this is normally an active time of the year for break inn’s and attacks on our elderly. The preparatory work is already done so this will be an information night on how the process will work in your community.

ICA MEETING: Ardagh ICA are holding a meeting in Ardagh Hall on Thursday November 15 at 8pm. A guest speaker will attend and all are welcome.

HERITAGE MEETING: St Kieran’s Heritage Association are holding a meeting in Neary’s on this Thursday November 15 at 8pm. There will be cheques presented to Friends of St Ita’s, Liskennet Centre Granagh, Ardagh Hall Committee, and Ardagh/Carrigkerry Social Club. Planning for next year will also be discussed and all are welcome.

ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS: Creeves Celtic soccer club will celebrate their 40th anniversary on Saturday November 17 in Rathkeale House Hotel. It promises to be a great occasion and tickets are available from members of the club. They are also compiling a commemorative club history in a booklet with people’s memories and photographs. They are seeking sponsorship for this and people can contact committee members if interested in supporting it. You can also email the club at creevescelticfc

REMEMBRANCE SERVICE: University Maternity Hospital Limerick are holding their annual Remembrance Service in the Church of the Holy Rosary Ennis Road on Sunday November 18 at 3pm. An open invitation to parents who have experienced the death of their baby or a pregnancy loss at any stage, together with family friends and hospital staff.

RADIO DRAW: Congratulations to James O’Doherty 11 Killeline Heights Newcastle West, who won € 380 in the West Limerick 102fm 50/50 draw, held on Friday November 9. Tickets cost € 2 and they are available from volunteers, in local shops, or from the radio station. All support is very much appreciated.

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BEREAVEMENT: The death has taken place of Sean Mc Auliffe Knockdown, Athea, and formerly of West Ewell, Surrey, England unexpectedly at his residence on October 27 in the loving care of his wife Louise. Reposing in Kelly’s Funeral Home, Athea on Tuesday October 30 from 6pm to 8 pm.The Requiem Mass was celebrated on Wednesday in St. Bartholomew’s Church, Athea at 12 noon, and burial afterwards in Holy Cross Cemetery. The late Sean has a lot of relations in the Carrigkerry area. We extend our sympathy to his wife Louise, daughters Louise and Charlene, step children Kerry, Sarah, and Matthew, beloved Ga Ga of Thomas and Aiden, brothers Connie, Liamie and Martin, sisters Mary, Breda, Joanie, Maudie, Theresa Flynn, Helen O’Sullivan,and Noreen, sons-in-law Tom and Sam, daughter-in- law Emily, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, great-nephews, great-nieces, cousins, other relatives and a large circle of friends both in England and Ireland. May he Rest in Peace.

LOTTERY DRAW: The following are the Lottery results from the Old Mill Bar on Monday October 29. The numbers drawn were 3, 12, 18, and 25, and there was no Jackpot winner. Congratulations to the five lucky dip winners who won € 40 each, B Keogh c/o Ailish, Mike Molyneaux Ardagh, Ivan Neary Ardagh, James Prendeville c/o Nora Dineen, and Ann Goggin c/o Noonan’s. Next week’s Jackpot will be € 12,200 and the draw will be held in Neary’s /Bar.

SOCCER NEWS: Carrig Celtic lost 4-2 (Seanie King, and Padraig Mc Carthy scored) away to Glin Rovers in the Premier Division of the Desmond League on Sunday October 28. Creeves Celtic defeated Newcastle West Town B 6-0 away in Division 2. They head the table and Tom Shanahan 3, Chris Hayes, Shane Lynch, and Seamus Mangan scored. In the Ladies Desmond League Kilcolman Rovers lost 3-2 Ide Trant, and Aoife Danaher scored) away to Ballingarry in the Premier Division.Creeves Celtic defeated Askeaton 3-0 at home in Division 1 with Dymphna O’Brien scoring all three goals.

AWARD WINNER: Congratulations to Tom Moran Athea who was recently named Business Person of the Year at the South Dublin Chamber’s Annual Business Awards in the City west Hotel in Dublin. The Moran family ran a very successful business in Carrigkerry in the 1980s after taking over from the Stack family. They moved to Dublin in 1988 taking over the ownership of The Red Cow Hotel.

PRIZEWINNER: Congratulations to John Joe Cahill Ardagh last week’s winner of a Panasonic TV at O’Connor’s Londis Shop Newcastle West.

ART EXHIBITION: Newcastle West Library is hosting the Ardagh Chalice 150 Children’s Art work which they produced for competition during the Festival last September. On display will be replica chalices, shields, poems, short stories etc from the four local schools. The very impressive art work can be viewed during the month of November.

ROSARY: The annual November Rosary will be recited each Sunday of the month in the three cemeteries of Newcastle West. Starting in the Famine Cemetery at 3pm, Calvary at 3.20, and Churchtown at 3.40pm, and all are welcome.

LIP SYNC LEGENDS: The rehearsals are coming to a close for the 15 groups who will be performing their acts in the Devon Inn Hotel Templeglantine on this Saturday November 10. The official rehearsals stepped up a pace to twice weekly Friday’s and Sunday’s in recent weeks. All the individual groups have also been meeting up in between to perfect their skills and to synchronize their steps. This year’s show will be completely different to last years, with all new Lip Sync songs and movements. There will be 71 participants taking to the stage, with 41of these new to the show.

ACTS: The opening act promises to be a spectacular piece with great action and movement involving the majority of participants. Last year’s popular winners The Village People will be defending their title, but they face stiff opposition from the other 14 acts, namely Sia Later, The Hairy Babies, Backbog Boys, B*SIXTH, The Jailbirds, The Beehives, The Three Murderesses, The Carrig Cowboys, Six Pack, The Chalice Chicks, The Blow Ins, Chubby M, Young & Younger, and the Bellas who were brilliant last year. The action packed movements and singing in the songs range from low to loud to louder and all will be familiar to members of the audience.

FUNDRAISER: Ian Mackessy is organising a go fund me page for people who are away from the area and who want to support the Astroturf facility. Visit the ADRSC Lip Sync Facebook page to keep up to date with the fundraising events. The support of the community for this major fundraiser will be much appreciated by the ADRSC, as the cost of putting this facility in place is high Thanks to all the people who have supported the various fundraisers in recent weeks, and given sponsorship for the booklet it is greatly appreciated.

TICKETS: The tickets are now on sale for the eagerly awaited Lip Sync Legends show on Saturday November 10th in the Devon Inn Hotel Templeglantine. As there is only one show night this year they will be snapped up quickly and people may be disappointed. They are available in six locations, and they cost € 20 a ticket, with no age concessions. They can be bought at Neary’s, Greaney’s, and Ailish Hair Craft in Ardagh, Moloney’s, and Moore’s in Carrigkerry, and Londis O’Connor’s Shop Churchtown, Newcastle West. Early buying is advisable for this not to be missed community night which will provide four hours of entertainment. The doors are open at 7.30pm, and the show commences at 8pm.

CLUB COLLECTION: Old Mill Ladies Football Club will hold a church gate collection in Ardagh/Carrigkerry on Saturday/ Sunday November 10/11 and all support will be greatly appreciated.

INDONESIAN QUAKE: The children and parents of Coolcappa N.S. are holding a coffee morning and a bake sale in Coolcappa Hall after 10am Mass in aid of the Indonesian earthquake victims on Sunday November 11.

GRAVEYARD MASS: Mass will be celebrated for the Holy Souls in Kilcolman graveyard on Sunday November 11 at 12 noon.

CLOTHES COLLECTION: A Clothes Collection will be held at Coolcappa National School on Wednesday November 14. All donations of clothes appreciated.

RADIO CONCERT: West Limerick 102fm presents their Winter Concert at the Longcourt House Hotel, Newcastle West on Wednesday November 28 at 7.30pm sharp. The doors will open at 6pm and the admission is €15. The concert will feature some of Irelands best entertainers including Paddy O Brien from Waterford, Marion Kirby from Caherconlish, Muriel O Connor and Fran Curry from Cashel and formerly of the Bards, Glen Flynn from Tullamore, Traditional Group from West Limerick, Eddie Carey from Newcastle West, Dermot Lyons TG4 Glor Tire Finalist, and that fine singer Willie Relihan from Churchtown in Cork. It promises to be a Night not to be missed similar to previous concerts.

CANCER FUNDRAISER: Let’s Fight Cancer Midwest are hosting a Christmas Party at 7pm, in the Longcourt Hotel Newcastle West on Saturday December 8. The tickets cost € 40 each for a two-course meal with tea/coffee and complimentary wine. Live music will be provided by the Lost Boys and a DJ till the early hours. The MC will be Sean Carrig and there will be spot prizes galore. This is a fundraiser for cancer care services for Milford Hospice and the Midwestern Cancer Foundation. For more information and tickets contact Joan O’Sullivan 086-1625960, Lisa Ruttle 087-9544848, Vicky Murphy 087-2354180 or fundraising christmaspartynight

RADIO DRAW: Congratulations to Pat Whelan Newcastle West, who won € 382 in the West Limerick 102fm 50/50 draw, held on Friday November 2. Tickets cost € 2 and they are available

from volunteers, in local shops, or from the radio station. All support is very much appreciated.

REMEMBRANCE MASSES: The annual Remembrance Masses for those who died during the last 12 months will be held as follows: St Colman’s Church Kilcolman on Thursday November 1 at 7.30pm. St Kyran’s Church Coolcappa on Friday November 2 at 7.30pm. St Molua’s Church Ardagh on Friday November 2 at 7.30pm. Saint Mary’s Church Carrigkerry on Thursday November 8 at 7.30pm. The following is the Ardagh list: Francis Brouder, Mary Leahy Moriarty, Thomas (Tom) Wright, Maureen Egan, Kathy Casey Byrne, Frank (Thomas) Fitzgerald, Mary Kate Sheahan, John O’Connor, Kathleen Buston, Leanne Bennett, and Joseph Harrold. The Carrigkerry list is Helen Ahern, Donie Collins, Mary (Lane) O’Connor, Conor Hayes, Patsy Barrett, John Goulding, Con Herbert, and Bridget (Bridie) Flynn. If any person is omitted from the list their relatives are asked to contact the parish office at 069-76678 to rectify the records.

SYMPATHY: We extend our sympathy to Connie, and Catherine O’Donnell and family Knockfinisk Carrigkerry on the death of Connie’s mother Josie O’Donnell (née Daly) (Meenoline, Templeglantine, on Saturday October 20, peacefully at her home, surrounded by her family. Josie was predeceased by her husband Thomas, son Gerard and infant son John. Reposing at Harnett’s Funeral Home, The Square, Abbeyfeale on Tuesday October 23 from 6pm followed by removal to the Church of the Most Holy Trinity, Templeglantine. The Requiem Mass was celebrated on Wednesday at 11am, followed by burial afterwards in Reilig Na Tríonóide. Sympathy also to sons Dan, Fr. Tom (Chris) S.C.A. (Argentina), and Pat, daughter Catherine (Kiely), brother Battie, sister-in-law Kitty, daughters-in-law, son-in-law, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, relatives and friends. May she Rest in Peace.

LOTTERY DRAW: The following are the Lottery results from Neary’s Bar Ardagh on Monday October 22. The numbers drawn were 4,5,17, and 20, and there was no Jackpot winner. Congratulations to the five lucky dip winners who won € 40 each, L,G,M,T, and B Madigan Ardagh, Pat Collins Carrigkerry, Padraig Ambrose Old Mill, Mike and Jim Ardagh, and Moira O’Donovan Ardagh. Next week’s Jackpot will be € 12,000 and the draw will be held in the Old Mill Bar.

CLUB DRAW: The Limerick GAA Club draw for October was held during the Sports Show on Limerick Live 95 on Saturday October 27. Congratulations to Margaret Walsh from the St Kieran’s Club who won € 100.

CARD PLAYING: Congratulations to Moss O’Connor and Johnny Flaherty, who were first prize winners at the card game held in Monagea Hall on Wednesday October 17, Moss O’Connor and John Kiely who were first prize winners at the card game held in Shanagolden Hall on Friday October 19, and John Mulvihill and Vinnie Wrenn, who were prize winners at the card game held in Ballingarry Hall on Saturday October 20.

SOCCER NEWS: Carrig Celtic defeated Lifford Celtic 3-2 at home in Round 3 of the FAI Junior Cup on Sunday October 21 with goals from Ray Cahill, Anthony Molyneaux, and Sean Mc Sweeney. Creeves Celtic v Newcastle West Town B in Division 2 of the Desmond Cup was called off due to a bereavement. In the Premier Division of the Desmond Ladies League Kilcolman Rovers lost 6-2 away to Charleville, and Creeves Celtic had no fixture.

MUSICAL: Newcastle West Musical Society presents Jesus Christ Superstar in Castlemahon Hall on this Thursday/Friday/Saturday November 1/2/3 at 8pm. A number of locals will be performing and a spectacular show is promised.

RAMBLING HOUSE TRIP: The annual Rambling House tour of Britain is fast approaching and the Tour 2018 – Dates and Venues have been announced as follows: November 1 – Manchester Irish World Heritage Centre. Tickets – 0161 205 4007, November 2 – Birmingham Irish Centre Tickets – 0121 622 3763, November 3 – London Irish Centre Camden Tickets – 020 7916 2222, November 4 – Milton Keynes Irish Centre Tickets – 07999 352512.Our exiles always look forward to the visit of the Irish Rambling House tour and readers might pass on the details to their relatives living near the tour venues. Tour details can also be had from 00353 (0)87 285 3570
or e-mail irishramblinghouse

FUNDRAISERS: A Coffee Morning will be held in the Desmond Complex Newcastle West on Friday November 2 from 9am to 1pm. It will be hosted by the group B* SIXTH and the event is being run in conjunction with the ADRSC. All proceeds are going to the Astroturf facility in Ardagh village. All support will be greatly appreciated.

Linda and company are holding a Clothes collection in Ardagh Hall and Coolcappa GAA Grounds on Saturday/Sunday November 3/4 from 9am to 6pm, (All re-wearable clothes paired shoes belts handbags curtains towels, bed linen will be accepted) and all support will be appreciated.

RAMBLING HOUSE: The next session will be held in Jim’s Rambling House Newbridge on Friday November 2 at 8.30pm. A big welcome for all musicians, singers, dancers, and storytellers, and a good nights entertainment is promised.

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION: Parishioners are reminded that there is Eucharistic Adoration every Monday in St Molua’s Church Ardagh from 11am to 1pm, and from 5pm to 9pm, and all are welcome.

RADIO DRAW: Congratulations to WillieO’Regan Ardagh, who won € 266 in the West Limerick 102fm 50/50 draw, held on Friday October 26. Tickets cost € 2 and they are available from volunteers, in local shops, or from the radio station. All support is very much appreciated.

CANCER FUNDRAISER: Let’s Fight Cancer Midwest are hosting a Christmas Party at 7pm, in the Longcourt Hotel Newcastle West on Saturday December 8. The tickets cost € 40 each for a two-course meal with tea/coffee and complimentary wine. Live music will be provided by the Lost Boys and a DJ till the early hours. The MC will be Sean Carrig and there will be spot prizes galore. This is a fundraiser for cancer care services for Milford Hospice and the Midwestern Cancer Foundation. For more information and tickets contact Joan O’Sullivan 086-1625960, Lisa Ruttle 087-9544848, Vicky Murphy 087-2354180 or fundraising christmaspartynight

SHOEBOX APPEAL: The annual Team Hope Shoebox Appeal is ongoing at present and families, friends, schools, community groups, and businesses are asked to support by donating gift filled shoeboxes to children from some of the poorest regions around the world by Friday November 9. The gifts can include all writing material, toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap (wrapped) facecloth hairbrush and combs, hats scarves gloves socks and underwear. Each shoebox should contain something special like sunglasses, games, small Irish gift, photo of you, sweets in date up to April 2019. Toys like dolls, cars, cuddly toys, skipping rope, yo-yo, and finger puppet are acceptable. The age bracket is from 2-14 and € 4 to be enclosed in each shoebox. More information can be got by visiting www.teamhope.ie

BEREAVEMENT: The death has taken place of Mike Mullins of Knocknagun, Carrigkerry, Ardagh, and Rose Glen, Colindale, London peacefully on October 11 in London surrounded by his loving family. Mike had many strings to his bow and he accomplished a lot throughout his life. He was a skilled tradesman and builder, whose work can be seen on both sides of the Irish Sea. He was renowned for his skill at cutting the timber by hand for roofs of houses before the trusses became the standard way. When the Stack family retired from business and moved from Carrigkerry to Kilmeedy around 1980 it was Mike and company that build their magnificent house that was later owned by singer Sean O’Dowd.

He played Gaelic games at under age and adult level with St Kieran’s and soccer with Kilcolman Rovers in his young days. He was skilful and a stylish operator and he won a West Limerick Junior Hurling medal with St Kieran’s in 1977. They defeated Knockaderry in a replay by 4-5 to 1-7. He played mostly in attack but also lined out in goals during those years when they were one of the top teams in the division. The club held a reunion for the team on February 17 this year and Mike attended and received a presentation along with his brothers Peter and Patrick.

He was a member of the Glenside Céilí Band and also the New Glenside band who played at all the leading Cabaret and Lounge Bars during the 1970s. He played guitar and accordion and also featured on vocals. He put great life into playing the polka set which was so popular in most venues and especially in Stacks Carrigkerry. He also attended Wren dances around the locality (Kennelly’s Glensharrold) with his accordion and he often teamed up with his parents Mick and Madge members of the original Glenside Céilí Band. He was also a publican in Ardagh village for a number of years, before his departure for England where he was domiciled for many years, but he made regular trips home to family and friends.

Mike lay in repose at Patrick Ryan and Daughter Funeral Directors, 6 South Ealing Road, Ealing, London W5 4QA on Thursday Evening Oct 18) from 6pm to 7pm. Prayer Service at 6.30 pm. Mike lay in repose at his residence in Carrigkerry on Saturday (Oct 20) from 4pm to 8 pm. Funeral arriving at St. Molua’s Church, Ardagh for Requiem Mass on Sunday (Oct 21) at 1.30pm. Mike was laid to rest afterwards in the adjoining Cemetery. We extend our sympathy to his wife Catherine, daughter Eva, son-in-law John, grandchildren Tara and Rachel, brothers Thomas, Peter, Patrick, and Fr. Tony, sister Mary (Steele), brother-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, other relatives, kind neighbours and a large circle of friends in Ireland and England. Mike will be sadly missed by all he encountered throughout life and may he Rest in Peace.

SYMPATHY: We extend our sympathy to Frances and Seamus Kelly and family Kerrikyle, on the death of France’s brother Noel Mullane, Killeedy Ballagh. May he Rest in Peace.

COUNCIL RECEPTION: Pa O’Dwyer son of Lena and Sean Rooskagh and the UKs Strongest Man was one of three people ( Martina Mc Mahon Croagh, and James Chawke Rathkeale,)honoured recently by the Adare/Rathkeale Municipal District branch. Cathaorirleach Adam Teskey from Reens Ardagh presented him with a certificate to mark his achievements at the Civic Reception held at Aras Sean Finn Rathkeale.

CUPS VISIT: A large crowd was present in Coolcappa on Saturday evening last to welcome the Liam Mc Carthy Cup and the West County Hotel Cup. Nickie Quaid and James O’Meara from the Limerick hurling team and Roisín Ambrose from the Limerick Ladies team were also present. Lots of photos were taken and all present celebrated this wonderful occasion.

GAELIC GAMES: St Kieran’s defeated Clan Na Gael by 2-21 to 2-4 in Round 2 of the West U-21 Football Championship at Feenagh on Saturday October 20.

REFEREE: Jason Mullins from the St Kieran’s club was the referee in the Na Piarsaigh and Kilmallock County Senior Hurling Championship semi final played in the Gaelic Grounds Limerick on Sunday October 14.

LOTTERY DRAW: The following are the Lottery results from the Thatch Bar Newbridge on Monday October 15. The numbers drawn were 7, 20, 23, and 30, and there was no Jackpot winner. Congratulations to the five lucky dip winners who won € 40 each, Margaret Sheahan Ardagh, Peg and Aine O’Connor Ardagh, Mike Donovan Ardagh, Donie Dineen Ardagh, and Jennifer Mulqueen Foynes. Next week’s Jackpot will be € 11,800 and the draw will be held in Neary’s Bar Ardagh.

LADIES FOOTBALL: Congrats to The Old Mill ladies on winning the Limerick Junior Football League title at UL on Friday June 12. They defeated Groody Gaels by 2-9 to 0-6 to add to their Junior Football Championship win for 2018. They will play in the Intermediate competition in 2019.

SOCCER NEWS: Carrig Celtic lost 2-1(Seanie King) away to Glin Rovers in Round 1 of the Munster Junior Cup on Sunday October 14. Creeves Celtic lost 3-1(Dave Dunne away to Ballysteen AFC in Round 2 of the Riedy Cup. In Division 1 of the Ladies League Creeves Celtic drew 2-2 at home with Newcastle West Town with Dymphna O’Brien scoring both goals.

CARD PLAYING: Congratulations to Jim Dalton and Francis Woulfe, were first prize winners at the card game held in Shanagolden Hall on Friday October 12. Congratulations to Maura Crowley and Loretta Hayes, and Martin Flynn and Michael Kearney, who were prize winners at the Flag Floor Card game on Wednesday October 10.

COMMUNITY GAMES: St Kieran’s Community Games which covers Ardagh/Carrigkerry and Kilcolman/Coolcappa areas are holding their AGM on this Thursday October 25 at 8pm in Coolcappa Hall. People who are interested in promoting community games are encouraged to attend and all are welcome.

MASS CHANGE: Ardagh/Carrigkerry Parish Mass times will change from the weekend of October 27/28 as follows: Saint Molua’s Church Ardagh on Saturday evening at 6.30pm, and Saint Mary’s Church Carrigkerry on Sunday mornings at 11am.

COFFEE MORNING: Theresa Aherne Hayes and family Ballyloughane Carrigkerry are holding a Coffee Morning at Carrigkerry Community Centre on Sunday October 28 at 11.30am. All the proceeds will go to the Bumbulance Children’s Ambulance Service, who was so kind to Conor during his final illness. Bumbulance is the most modern children’s ambulance service and also is the world’s first interactive ambulance purposefully designed for children, with the capacity to operate the latest medical equipment and inter hospital communication systems. Bumbulance helps families bring children to and from hospital and also provides angel journeys. The majority of people who work with Bumbulance are all volunteers and they rely on donations and funding to update their services. They will be selling merchandise namely key rings, wristbands, and pens. All support will be greatly appreciated.

ADRSC FUNDRAISER: A Fancy Dress 70/80s Disco will be held at Neary’s Bar Ardagh on Sunday October 28 from 9pm ’till late. Fancy dress is optional but please wear something relating to the era. A raffle will be held and sponsorship cards will be available and all support will be appreciated.

HALLOWEEN DISCO: The annual Halloween children’s disco will now be held on Bank Holiday Monday October 29 in Coolcappa Hall from 6.30 to 8.30pm.

REMEMBRANCE MASSES: The annual Remembrance Masses for those who died during the last 12 months will be held as follows: St Colman’s Church Kilcolman on Thursday November 1 at 7.30pm. St Kyran’s Church Coolcappa on Friday November 2 at 7.30pm. St Molua’s Church Ardagh on Friday November 2 at 7.30pm. Saint Mary’s Church Carrigkerry on Thursday November 8 at 7.30pm. The following is the Ardagh list: Francis Brouder, Mary Leahy Moriarty, Thomas (Tom) Wright, Maureen Egan, Kathy Casey Byrne, Frank (Thomas) Fitzgerald, Mary Kate Sheahan, John O’Connor, Kathleen Buston, Leanne Bennett, and Joseph Harrold. The Carrigkerry list is Helen Ahern, Donie Collins, Mary (Lane) O’Connor, Conor Hayes, Patsy Barrett, John Goulding, Con Herbert, and Bridget (Bridie) Flynn. If any person is omitted from the list their relatives are asked to contact the parish office at 069-76678 to rectify the records.

RAMBLING HOUSE TRIP: The annual Rambling House tour of Britain is fast approaching and the Tour 2018 – Dates and Venues have been announced as follows: November 1 – Manchester Irish World Heritage Centre. Tickets – 0161 205 4007, November 2 – Birmingham Irish Centre Tickets – 0121 622 3763, November 3 – London Irish Centre Camden Tickets – 020 7916 2222, November 4 – Milton Keynes Irish Centre Tickets – 07999 352512.Our exiles always look forward to the visit of the Irish Rambling House tour and readers might pass on the details to their relatives living near the tour venues. Tour details can also be had from 00353 (0)87 285 3570 or e-mail irishramblinghouse

RADIO DRAW: Congratulations to Tom O’Connor, who won € 343 in the West Limerick 102fm 50/50 draw, held on Friday October 19. Tickets cost € 2 and they are available from volunteers, in local shops, or from the radio station. All support is very much appreciated.

COFFEE MORNING: Theresa Aherne Hayes and family Ballyloughane Carrigkerry are holding a Coffee Morning at Carrigkerry Community Centre on Sunday October 28 at 11.30am. All the proceeds will go to the Bumbulance Children’s Ambulance Service, who was so kind to Conor during his final illness. Bumbulance is the most modern children’s ambulance service and also is the world’s first interactive ambulance purposefully designed for children, with the capacity to operate the latest medical equipment and inter hospital communication systems. Bumbulance helps families bring children to and from hospital and also provides angel journeys. The majority of people who work with Bumbulance are all volunteers and they rely on donations and funding to update their services. They will be selling merchandise namely key rings, wristbands, and pens. All support will be greatly appreciated.

REMEMBRANCE MASSES: The annual Remembrance Masses for those who died during the last 12 months will be held as follows: St Colman’s Church Kilcolman on Thursday November 1 at 7.30pm. St Kyran’s Church Coolcappa on Friday November 2 at 7.30pm. St Molua’s Church Ardagh on Friday November 2 at 7.30pm. Saint Mary’s Church Carrigkerry on Thursday November 8 at 7.30pm. The following is the Ardagh list: Francis Brouder, Mary Leahy Moriarty, Thomas (Tom) Wright, Maureen Egan, Kathy Casey Byrne, Frank (Thomas) Fitzgerald, Mary Kate Sheahan, John O’Connor, Kathleen Buston, Leanne Bennett, and Joseph Harrold. The Carrigkerry list is Helen Ahern, Donie Collins, Mary (Lane) O’Connor, Conor Hayes, Patsy Barrett, John Goulding, Con Herbert, and Bridget (Bridie) Flynn. If any person is omitted from the list their relatives are asked to contact the parish office at 069-76678 to rectify the records.

SYMPATHY: We extend our sympathy to Des and Mary O’Sullivan and family Carrigkerry on the death of Des’s step-father Daniel (Dan) Looney 5 Riverview Ballyhahill. He lay in repose at Madigan’s Funeral Home Shanagolden on Sunday October 7 from 5-8pm. The Requiem Mass was celebrated on Monday at 12 noon at Our Lady of the Visitation, Church Ballyhahill followed by burial in Shanagolden Cemetery. We extend sympathy also to his wife Margaret (Peg), sons, daughter’s sons in law, daughters in law, grandchildren and extended family. May he rest in Peace.

HERITAGE NEWS: St Kieran’s Heritage Association held a meeting with twenty people present at Neary’s on Tuesday October 9. It was a night for looking back and reviewing the Ardagh Chalice 150 anniversary festival. The majority of comment was very positive with input from nearly all present. The three weekend festival was a huge undertaking for a voluntarily group to take on and carry out and it received great praise from people from surrounding areas. The action packed programme of events held in a small village in West Limerick vastly exceeded what was held nationally to mark the 150 anniversary of the Ardagh Chalice Hoard. All involved in any way in making it an outstanding success can take a bow. People can visit the St Kieran’s Facebook page to review events and keep up to date with Heritage matters. The next meeting will be held on Tuesday November 13 at 8pm in Neary’s.

APPOINTMENT: Congratulations to Jack Sheehan Ardagh who has been selected as Vice-Chairman of the Newcastle West Fianna Fáil Comhairle Ceantair at their recent annual general meeting.

RADIO FUNDRAISER: The parish of Coolcappa/Kilcolman raised € 596 (proceeds from a recent bake sale) for 95FM Stop Tour for Children’s charities. The cheque presentation was held on Sunday October 7

LOTTERY DRAW: The following are the Lottery results from Neary’s Bar Ardagh on Monday October 8. The numbers drawn were 13, 14, 21, and 26, and there was no Jackpot winner. Congratulations to the five lucky dip winners who won € 40 each, Ann Holyhead Ardagh, Helen Daly Ardagh, Nora Cronin Ardagh, Liam Moloney Ballyhahill, and Marie Madigan Ardagh. Next week’s Jackpot will be € 11,600 and the draw will be held in the Thatch Bar Newbridge.

SOCCER NEWS: Carrig Celtic defeated Ballingarry 4-2 at home in the Desmond Premier Division on Sunday October 7. Their goals were scored by Seanie King 2, Killian Enright, and Denny Greaney. Creeves Celtic had no fixture. In the Premier Division of the Ladies League Kilcolman Rovers lost 1-0 away to Abbeyfeale Utd. Creeves Celtic lost 4-0 at home to Broadford Utd in Division 1.

GOLF NEWS: Congratulations to Michael Haulie Moran Ardagh who has qualified to participate in the JP Mc Manus Grand Qualifier to be held in Adare Manor in May 2020. He joins Marius Stokes, and James Quinn following their recent golf classic held in Newcastle West Golf Club, to represent the Friends of St Ita’s Community Hospital in the event.

GAELIC GAMES: St Kieran’s defeated Shannon Gaels by 1-10 to 1-5 in Round 1 of the West U-21 Football Championship at wet and windy Athea on Saturday October 13. They led by 1-8 to 0-3 at half-time. TEAM Robert Bradley, Michael Shanahan, John Byrnes, Daniel Barrett, Liam Upton, Diarmuid Mulcahy, Anthony Mullins, Liam Kennedy Darragh O’Connor, Stephen Lyons, Noel Callanan 1-3, Eoin Burke, Dylan Moloney 0-2, Killian Enright 0-2, John Hayes 0-3. SUBS John Buckley, Michael Murphy.

Two past St Kieran’s players were recently honoured for winning titles with other clubs. Congratulations to Paddy Molyneaux who was honoured for his involvement with Broadford who won the West Junior B Hurling Championship in 1968. He received a presentation at a function held in the Old Forge Inn Broadford on Saturday October 6. Congratulations to Michael Haulie Moran who received a presentation from the Athea club at The Devon Inn Hotel Templeglantine on Friday October 5. He was a member of the team who won the 1968 County Senior Football Championship. Congratulations to St Kieran’s who won the U-10 Hurling Shield at the annual Cois Sionna Credit Union Tournament/Blitz held in Askeaton Gaelic Grounds on Sunday September 30.

SINGING WEKEND: The Garry McMahon 10th Annual Singing Weekend takes place from Friday October 19 to Sunday 21. It is a wonderful weekend of traditional singing and storytelling sessions, newly composed ballad competition, and recalling GAA songs. The full programme of events is interesting and should provide all attendees with lots of enjoyment.

CUPS VISIT: Saint Kieran’s club will welcome the Liam Mc Carthy Cup (from 4pm) and the All Ireland Ladies Junior Cup (West County Hotel Cup) to Coolcappa Gaelic Grounds on Saturday October 20. It promises to be a great occasion to have both the men’s and the ladies cups (and some members of the teams,) on show, for people to get their hands on them and to get some treasured photos taken.

CLOTHES COLLECTION: Kilcolman N.S. is holding a new bumper clothes collection and bags can be dropped into the school shelter before Friday October 19. Any re-wearable clothes paired shoes, belts, handbags, curtains, towels, bed linen, soft toys, are accepted and thanks to all who supported the last collection.

COOLCAPPA FUNDRAISER: The children and parents of Coolcappa National School will hold a Coffee Morning and bake sale in Coolcappa Hall after 10am Mass on Sunday October 21in aid of the Indonesian Quake, and all support will be greatly appreciated.

HALLOWEEN DISCO: The annual Halloween children’s disco will be held on Friday October 26 in Coolcappa Hall from 6.30 to 8.30pm.

ASTROTURF FACILITY: Work on the community all-weather 80 by 50 metre Astroturf playing facility in Ardagh is in the final stages and should be completed by the end of the month. It is coming down now to the laying of the turf and the final touch up around the area. All age groups are looking forward to using it and it will be a great asset and demand for usage promises to be high.

LIP SYNC LEGEND: The clock is ticking for the Lip Sync Legend Fundraiser in aid of the Ardagh District Recreational and Sporting Company (ADRSC) which will be held in the Devon Inn Hotel Templeglantine on Saturday November 10. The rehearsals are being held in Ardagh Community Centre and they commenced on Wednesday September 26. It is a mix of the established participants from last year plus an exciting new line up of people in the 15 groups who will be treading the boards and exhibiting their talents. The rehearsals are being held on Friday evenings from 7.30pm.

FUNDRAISERS: The first fundraiser a scrap metal collection was held in Devon Wood Ardagh on Saturday October 6. A Clothes collection will be held in Ardagh Hall and Coolcappa GAA Grounds on Saturday/Sunday November 3/4 from 9am to 6pm, (All re-wearable clothes paired shoes belts handbags curtains towels, bed linen will be accepted) and the remaining fundraisers will be held after the big night in the Devon Inn. The support of the community for this major fundraiser will be much appreciated by the ADRSC, as the cost of putting this facility in place is high. Last year’s event was a tremendous success, and provided two wonderful nights of entertainment.

RADIO DRAW: Congratulations to Pat Broderick Newcastle West, who won € 330 in the West Limerick 102fm 50/50 draw, held on Friday October 12. Tickets cost € 2 and they are available from volunteers, in local shops, or from the radio station. All support is very much appreciated.

BEREAVEMENT: The death has taken place in Penzance Cornwall England after a long illness of Marie Seeney (nee Murphy), daughter of Sean and Ettie Murphy Rooskagh East on September 27. Sadly missed by her husband, parent’s brother, sister’s relatives and friends. Funeral arrangements to be announced later, and may she rest in Peace.

LOTTERY DRAW: The following are the Lottery results from Moore’s Bar Carrigkerry on Monday October 1. The numbers drawn were 3, 15, 20, and 26, and there was no Jackpot winner. Congratulations to the five lucky dip winners who won € 40 each, Den and Pa c/o Denis Greaney, Catherine O’Donnell c/o Ailish, Donal Dillane Shanagolden, Sean Downey c/o Madigan’s, and Mary Colbert c/o Denis Greaney. Next week’s Jackpot will be € 11,400 and the draw will be held in Neary’s Bar Ardagh.

SOCCER NEWS: Carrig Celtic defeated Breska Rovers 4-3 at home in the FAI Junior Cup 2nd Round on Sunday September 30.Killian Enright 2, Seanie King, and Anthony Molyneaux, scored their goals. Creeves Celtic defeated Ferry Rangers 4-0 at home in Division 2 of the Desmond League, with goals from Seamus Mangan 2, Tom Shanahan, and Mark Hennessy. In the Premier Division of the Ladies League Kilcolman Rovers lost 4-1 (Katie Moynihan) away to Breska Rovers. In Division 1 Creeves Celtic lost 2-1 away to Askeaton, with Olivia O’Keeffe scoring.

CAMOGIE NEWS: Newcastle West defeated Templeglantine by 1-7 to 1-5 in the Camogie Junior County A Championship Final played at the Bog Garden Rathkeale on Sunday September 30. The Old Mill club had six ladies on the team, and congratulations to Aoife Danaher, Aishling Mc Enery, Roisin Mann (Player of the Match), Meadhb Ambrose, Arianne Reidy, and Niamh Sparling.

SAILING NEWS: Congratulations to Darragh Mc Cormack Glenville and Foynes Yacht Club and crew members of 188 Innocence on their latest win at Rush Regatta.

CARD PLAYING: Congratulations to Sean Moriarty, and Maria Carrig, who were prize winners at the card game held in Monagea Hall on Wednesday September 26. The card game takes place in Ardagh Community Centre on Tuesday evenings at 9pm. The weekly card game continues in the Flag Floor Glensharrold on Wednesday evenings at 9pm, tea is served and all are welcome.

PARENT/TODDLER GROUP: Coolcappa parent and toddler group meet on Wednesday’s from 9.30am to 11am in Coolcappa Community Hall. There will be a full list of activities to do and refreshments available and contact 087-9291806 for all the details.

LIBRARY SURVEY: Limerick City and County Library Service would like to invite members of the public and interested groups to give their views on the future direction of Limerick Library Service. Things to consider include: How can the service be improved and what extra activities can be introduced and what are the key priorities for the next five years. Submission forms are available in the local library branches, and online, and people can email or post their views to Limerick Council. The closing date is Friday November 2.

ARDAGH I.C.A.: A meeting of Ardagh I.C.A. Guild members will be held on this Thursday October 11at 8pm in Ardagh Community Centre. A guest speaker will address the members on Wellness. The members would like to thank all who contributed so successfully to their recent Coffee Morning in aid of Milford Hospice. It realised the fine total of € 600 which has been forwarded to the Hospice.

CANCER FUNDRAISER: A Coffee Morning will be held at the Thatch Bar Newbridge on Saturday October 13 from 10am, for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Activities for children will include a bouncing castle, colouring corner, and lots more with music by local musicians. All the proceeds will go to Breast Cancer Ireland and all are welcome.

DANCING CLASSES: The Junior set/céilí dance classes take place in Carrigkerry Community Centre each Friday evenings from 6.45pm. Advanced set dancing classes are held in Con Colbert Hall Athea each Tuesday night at 9pm, and all are welcome. A series of Social Dancing nights commenced in the Longcourt Hotel Newcastle West on Thursday October 4. They are being run by John Joe Herlihy and Phil Fealey former owner of the Country Club in Carrigkerry. The first night attracted 240 people who enjoyed a great night dancing to Dermot Lyons. The admission is € 10 and the dancing is from 9-11.30pm and all are welcome.

RADIO DRAW: Congratulations to John Liston Castlemahon, who won € 220 in the West Limerick 102fm 50/50 draw, held on Friday October 5. Tickets cost € 2 and they are available from volunteers, in local shops, or from the radio station. All support is very much appreciated.

SINGING WEKEND: The Garry McMahon 10th Annual Singing Weekend takes place from Friday October 19 to Sunday 21. It is a wonderful weekend of traditional singing and storytelling sessions, newly composed ballad competition, and a bus tour of local heritage areas. The full programme of events is interesting and should provide all attendees with lots of enjoyment. It commences on Friday October 19 with the Official Opening by Darragh Ó Sé at The Ramble Inn at 8pm, followed by a Singing Session at the Ramble Inn and also at Leen’s Hotel at 9pm. Saturday October 20 Song and Story Presentation at The Ramble Inn at 11am. Special Singing Session at The Ramble Inn at 2pm. Aifreann Na Ríocht at Abbeyfeale Church at 6.30pm as composed by Garry McMahon and performed by The Abbeyfeale Choir. Singing Sessions at the Ramble Inn and Leen’s Hotel at 9.30pm. Sunday October 21 Singing Session upstairs in Leen’s Hotel at 11am, followed by a Tribute to Kitty O’Donoghue and Nora Kennedy (members of the Carrig family Creeves) at Fr. Casey’s GAA Hall at 3pm. The weekend will conclude with a Farewell Singing Session at The Ramble Inn at 6.30pm.

COOLCAPPA FUNDRAISER: The children and parents of Coolcappa National School will hold a Coffee Morning and bake sale in Coolcappa Hall after 10am Mass on Sunday October 21in aid of the Indonesian Quake, and all support will be greatly appreciated.

HALLOWEEN DISCO: The annual Halloween children’s disco will be held on Friday October 26 in Coolcappa Hall from 6.30 to 8.30pm.

RAMBLING HOUSE TRIP: The annual Rambling House tour of Britain is fast approaching and the Tour 2018 – Dates and Venues have been announced as follows: November 1 – Manchester Irish World Heritage Centre. Tickets – 0161 205 4007, November 2 – Birmingham Irish Centre Tickets – 0121 622 3763, November 3 – London Irish Centre Camden Tickets – 020 7916 2222, November 4 – Milton Keynes Irish Centre Tickets – 07999 352512.Our exiles always look forward to the visit of the Irish Rambling House tour and readers might pass on the details to their relatives living near the tour venues. Tour details can also be had from 00353 (0)87 285 3570 or e-mail irishramblinghouse

FESTIVAL 150: The Ardagh Chalice 150 festival concluded on Sunday night last after three brilliant weekends of diverse entertainment. It was a festival to celebrate the finding of the Ardagh Chalice on September 17 1868, 150 years ago. It was hosted by St Kieran’s Heritage Association, with support from clubs, organisations, and numerous individuals, who did Trojan work to present such a full program of events. The festival catered for all age groups, which generated an upsurge of community spirit amongst all participants, whose talents shone through in providing entertainment for all who attended the various events. Finally thanks to all who provided sponsorship, looked after social media, guest speakers, and volunteers who gave of their time freely (John and Owen for the Sam Maguire Cup) in supporting the festival. The Heritage Association was founded only two years ago, and by hosting the Fenian Anniversary last year, and the Ardagh Chalice this year they have made a big impact to date.

ADRSC NEWS: The Lip Sync Legend Fundraiser in aid of the Ardagh District Recreational and Sporting Company (ADRSC) will be held in the Devon Inn Hotel Templeglantine on Saturday November 10.The rehearsals are being held in Ardagh Community Centre and they commenced on Wednesday September 26. A lot of the shining starlets are back again plus a number of new and eager participants. Positions still available for people who wish to join a group and there are still a few places for group acts so feel free to come along. The rehearsals will be held on Friday evenings at 7.30pm. Work on the community all-weather 80 by 50 metre playing facility in Ardagh is progressing very well with the hurling wall being built and kerbing being laid and the good weather has been a blessing. It is due to open on October 20 and it will be a great asset for all age groups to avail of.

The first fundraiser a scrap metal collection will be held in Ardagh on Saturday October 6. A collection service will be available, and people with unwanted scrap metal are asked to contact committee members to make arrangements. A Coffee Morning will follow in early November, and the remainder will be held after the big night in the Devon Inn. The support of the community for this major fundraiser will be much appreciated by the ADRSC, as the cost of putting this facility in place is high. Last year’s event was a tremendous success, and provided two wonderful nights of entertainment.

BEREAVEMENT: The death has taken place of Francis (Francie) Meade Five Cross Roads,
Blossom Hill, Rathkeale, on Saturday September 22 peacefully at Cork University Hospital after a short illness bravely borne. He lay in repose at Magner’s Funeral Home Rathkeale on Tuesday from 5pm until late, to cater for the massive attendance. The Funeral arrived at St. Mary’s Church Rathkeale on Wednesday for Requiem mass at 12 noon, followed by burial afterwards in Croagh new cemetery. We extend our sympathy to his wife Geraldine, sons Bryan and Andrew, sisters Mary, Catherine (Crowley Knockfinisk), Ann (Falahee), brothers Bill, Paddy, Mikie Coolcappa, uncle John O’Donnell, nieces, nephews, mother-in-law Marcella (Enright), brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, extended family, neighbour’s, staff, and a large circle of friends. May he rest in Peace.

COLLECTION THANKS: The friends of St Ita’s Community Hospital wish to thank the collectors and everyone who contributed so generously to their church gate collection in Coolcappa/Kilcolman on September 2. The amount collected was € 212.90 which will go towards the ongoing improvements for the patients in the hospital in Newcastle West.

The Deel Action Group would like to sincerely thank all who contributed to their collection outside St Colman’s Church Kilcolman on Saturday September 22. The total amount taken in was € 191.35, which will be put to good use caring for all the animals.

TELLY BINGO: Congratulations to Hannie O’Connor, Glensharrold Carrigkerry who won € 10,000 in the Telly Bingo show on RTE 1 on Tuesday September 25. The ticket was bought at Moloney’s Shop.

CLUB DRAW: The Limerick GAA Club draw for September was held in the Kerry Bar Foynes on Friday September 28. Congratulations to Ann Holyhead from the St Kieran’s club who won € 500.

LOTTERY DRAW: The following are the Lottery results from Neary’s Bar Ardagh on Monday September 24. The numbers drawn were 6,9,13, and 16, and there was no Jackpot winner. Congratulations to the five lucky dip winners who won € 40 each, Donal Dineen Ardagh, Claire Sheehy Newcastle West, Breda Enright Ardagh, Niamh Daly Ardagh, and Katie and Sean Mullins c/o Patrick Mullins. Next week’s Jackpot will be € 11,200 and the draw will be held in Moore’s Bar Carrigkerry.

COUNTY CHAMPIONS: Congratulations to Old Mill lady’s football team and mentors who defeated Mountcollins by 3-7 to 1-5 in the County Junior Championship Final at Mountcollins on Friday September 21. They led by 3-5 to 0-3 at half time and contained their opponents well on resumption to take the title. Alva Neary was the captain and Player of the Match and great celebrations followed after she received the cup. TEAM Sophie Hennessy, Róisín Mann, Erin Hennessy, Keira Carroll, Meabh Mulcahy, Alva Neary, Arianne Reidy, Cathy Ambrose, Róisín Ambrose 0-2, Iris Kennelly 1-4, Aoife Danaher, Emma Donovan, Ide Trant 2-1, Aisling Mc Enery, Noreen Barry. Subs Méabh Ambrose, Gemma Barrett. Management Jimmy Duggan, JP Aherne, Ivan Neary, and Mai Kennelly.

SOCCER NEWS: Carrig Celtic lost 5-3 at home to Newcastle West Town in the Premier Division of the Desmond League on Sunday September 23. Sean Mc Sweeney 2 and Seanie King scored their goals. Creeves Celtic defeated Rockhill Rovers 5-0 away in Division 2 with goals from Danny Coleman 2, Seamus Mangan 2, and Tom Shanahan. In the Premier Division of the Ladies League Kilcolman Rovers drew 0-0 at home to Rathkeale.

GAELIC GAMES: Saint Kieran’s were defeated by Monaleen by 3-13 to 2-9 in the County Senior Football Championship quarter final played at Fitzgerald Park Kilmallock on Saturday September 29. They trailed by 1-8 to 2-3 at half-time and the power and pace of the city side proved too high a hurdle to climb. TEAM Robert Bradley, Paudie Mc Carthy, Johnny Mc Carthy (Captain) Kevin Meade, Liam Kennedy 1-0 Brendan Mc Carthy, Anthony Mullins, Darragh Treacy, Jack Ben Harnett, Noel Callanan 0-1, Ray Cahill, Sean Mc Sweeney 0-5 Anthony Molyneaux 0-3, Seamus Mangan 1-0, Killian Enright, SUBS John Doyle, Niall O’Shea, Brian Crowley, Diarmuid Mulcahy. MANAGEMENT Noel Broderick, Paul Woulfe, Kieran Madigan, Mike Barrett, Mícheál Reidy.

JP MCMANUS FUND: Saint Kieran’s club were overjoyed to receive their share of the € 100,000 donated by JP McManus to Limerick County Board to be divided amongst all the clubs in the county. The over generous businessman donated the same amount to all 32 County Boards in Ireland to be divided equally amongst its clubs.

SAILING: Congratulations to Darragh Mc Cormack Glenville, who was named Sailor of the Month for August (Classic) in the Afloat Magazine.

ROSARY: The annual Rosary at Churchtown Grotto will be recited each evening during the month of October at 7pm, and all are welcome. The caretakers are to be congratulated for situation this wonderful place of worship in our midst.

FILM CLUB: Newcastle West Film Club presents The Divine Order in the Desmond Complex Newcastle West on Friday October 5 at 8pm. This is season 21 for the club who recently celebrated their tenth anniversary. Admission is € 10 and refreshments available.

SPONSORED WALK: The Old Mill Sports Club will hold their annual sponsored walk on Sunday October 7 from Ardagh Community Centre at 12 noon. Sponsorship cards are available from members and support will be really appreciated.

RADIO DRAW: Congratulations to Ger Marshall, who won € 228 in the West Limerick 102fm 50/50 draw, held on Friday September 28. Tickets cost € 2 and they are available from volunteers, in local shops, or from the radio station. All support is very much appreciated.

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