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By Carrig Side-19/07/2017

By Tom Aherne

The following are the Lottery results from Neary’s Bar Ardagh on Monday July 10. The numbers drawn were 14,21,23, and 29 and there was no Jackpot winner.  Congratulations to the five lucky dip winners who won €40 each: Alice, Daniel, and Michael Barrett, Glenastar, Tommy Greaney, Kilcolman, Paddy Bridgeman, Ardagh, Gráinne Hanley, Coolcappa and Eileen Kelly, Kilcolman.  Next week’s Jackpot will be €5,200 and the draw will be held at Moore’s Bar Carrigkerry.

Congratulations and best wishes to Steve Murphy and Michelle Moore who held their wedding celebrations in the Castle Oaks House Hotel, Castleconnell on Friday July 7. Steve is son of Bridie and Stephen, Glenastar and formally Glensharrold.

Congratulations to Rebecca Conlon, Rooska who was recently announced winner of the Munster Mum of the Year competition sponsored by Woman’s Way and Beko. She received a Beko voucher, and a €500 goodie bag at a special ceremony in Dublin. She has been chief carer for her 7 year old son Adam who has Mowat-Wilson Syndrome.

The death has taken place in England of Sean Quinn, late of Glensharrold, Carrigkerry, on Saturday July 8.  Sympathy to his relations and friends, and may he rest in Peace. A Memorial Mass will be held later in Saint Mary’s Church Carrigkerry.

Saint Kieran’s club were well represented on the Limerick  U-14 U-15 and U-16 football teams that participated in tournaments on Saturday July 8. The U-14 team players Cathal McEnery, Conor Woulfe, Patrick Ambrose, and Sean Ryan, took part in the Jim Power tournament in Dungarvan. The U-15 team players Aaron Heffernan, and  Daniel Geraghty, took part in the Humphrey Kelleher Memorial Cup in Dromtariffe, Cork. Both  teams performed very well but lost all their games. The U-16 team players Kevin Guinea, John Hayes, Dylan Moloney, and Michael Shanahan, took part in the Munster U-16 Football Tournament in Mick Neville Park. Limerick defeated Waterford by 6-21 to 1-4 and Tipperary by 1-10 to 0-11 to progress from the group.  They were defeated by South Kerry 2-13 to 1-6 in the final. John Hayes, and Dylan Moloney were prominent in their scoring totals.

Saint Kieran’s defeated Templeglantine by 5-8 to 2-9 in Round 4 of the County Minor Hurling 13 -a-side Competition in Templeglantine on Friday July 7. Saint Kieran’s defeated Father Casey’s by 2-9 to 0-11 in Round 7 of the County Football League at Coolcappa on Tuesday July 11. They finished in fifth place, on six points in the eight team group in Division 1. They defeated Na Piarsaigh, Monaleen and Fr Casey’s, and lost to Rathkeale, Drom-Broadford, Newcastle West, and Saint Patricks. The Cúl Camp held in Coolcappa was a great success, with lots of fun and games for all the boys and girls who attended.

Kilcolman Rovers Ladies soccer club held their awards night at Neary’s Bar Ardagh on Friday July 7.Special awards went to Patrice Dowling, best player, achievement award  from 2004 to 2014 Ide Trant, Maureen Noonan, best goal award, Sinead Donovan, young player of the season, Dora Bury, top scorer, Mary Lynch, best attendance award.

Congratulations to Niamh Foley, Old Mill and Saint Mary’s Athletic Club, who has been selected to complete at the European Youth Olympic Festival in Gyor Hungary which will be held at the end of this month. We wish her the best of luck as she will be a member of the 4x100m relay team.

Ardagh District Recreational and Sporting Company Ltd was set up earlier this year with the view to put in place a facility for all sections of the community in Ardagh/Carrigkerry/Coolcappa/Kilcolman, and surrounding areas. The plan is to provide  an all weather playing surface, with floodlights, stop nets and enclosed fencing, with a new vehicular entrance roadway  and car park at Ministerland/Cross Ardagh. This will cost a vast amount of money and fundraising will be vital to its success. The first major fundraising event Lip Sync Battle  has been announced for Saturday November 11 at the Devon Inn Hotel Templeglantine.  A prelaunch meeting to outline the details was held in early May and people have committed to take part in the show and as back up volunteers. The latest meeting was held in Ardagh hall on Thursday July 13 and a very enthusiastic crowd was present with lots of fundraising ideas, some bordering on the edge. David and Deirdre, on behalf of the committee, outlined the progress to date and the next steps required to progress the event.

Lip Sync is a relatively new fundraiser which involves acting out and singing along to a popular song on stage for two and a half minutes.  The moves on stage and the  costumes mix promises to be spectacular to showcase the talents assembled for the show. There will be 15 acts performing on the night, and from these one act will be crowned Lip Sync Champions.  The acts will be put through a rigorous six week training schedule by a trainer/choreographer from October 1. Each of the 15 acts will be running their own fundraising events during the months of August and September. The list of events will be wide ranging to cater for all attendees, and will include many of the following; sports day food demonstration, nutrition workshop, raffle for signed Munster and Limerick jersey’s, drama, Irish Night, quiz, match score predictions, fashion show, sponsored walk, cake sale, clothes collection, scrap metal collection, duck race, dart tournament, hamper raffle, and lots more.

A special Lip Sync booklet will be published and will be available on the night, and the committee will be selling full and half page adverts,  and all sponsors will be most welcome. Sponsorship cards are also available around the locality for people to support the event. Tickets will also go on sale later for the night at the Devon Inn, and they are expected to be in high demand to support the participants. This event promises to be a great community event, and it will bring all sections together with the one aim of providing this necessary facility. While people involved will need to do a lot of work it will be for only 17 weeks, and a lot of fun and entertainment will also be taking place along the way. The excitement is beginning to build and people interested in this type of entertainment are urged to get involved and to enjoy the journey with likeminded people, for the betterment of the community.

West Limerick 102 community Radio are holding a 50/50 draw at present. The tickets cost €2 and are available in local shops, and from the Station. This will be a weekly fundraiser for the Radio, and the draw will be held live on air each Friday at 12.45pm. The winning ticket holder receives half of the money collected that week and the Radio Station receives the other half. The latest winner was  Nora Mary Doyle, Newcastle West, and the total won was €365. All support weekly to keep the station on air will be greatly appreciated.

Trocaire are holding a national Church collection in aid of East Africa this coming weekend July 22/23. All donations to fund life-saving aid for people currently affected by the devastating hunger crisis  there will be greatly appreciated.

Ita McQuinn has organised a day trip to the traditional music festival in Kilrush County Clare on this Saturday July 22. A musical bus will depart from Assumpta Park, Newcastle West at 9am, with a stop in Killimer for morning refreshments. Names and deposit to Ita on 087-2593415

The annual Mass in Knockpatrick Foynes will be held on Sunday July 23 at 2.30pm. The venue is very elevated and it commands a spectacular view of the surrounding countryside.

The Shoestring Theatre Company summer season at the Schoolyard Theatre Charleville is ongoing at present. Their production of the Real Mc Coy is running at present and it is receiving a wonderful response. Two founding members of Ardagh Drama group are playing key roles in the laugh a second play written by Tommy Marren. Eilish Casey plays Madge Molloy the lady of the house, and Ger Liston plays husband Tom Molloy. The play is set over a two day period in a rural farmhouse in the 1960s, and the hilarious mishaps and surprising events that take place. It will be staged on July 22,23,27,28,29,30, and the curtain -up is at 8pm. To book contact 087-1804870

Our Lady’s Pastoral Area has organised  a pilgrimage  to Clonmacnoise, County Offaly and Saint Mel’s Cathedral, Longford on Saturday July 29. The total cost is €40 which includes refreshments and entrance fee to Clonmacnoise. Contact the parish office Newcastle West on 069-61816 before July 24 if interested.

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By Carrig Side-12/07/2017

By Tom Aherne

The following are the Lottery results from Reen’s Bar Ardagh on Monday July 3.The numbers drawn were 3,6,8 and 12 and there was one Jackpot winner. Congratulations to Mary Buston, Reen’s Ardagh who matched the numbers drawn and won the Jackpot of € 16,800. Congratulations to the five lucky dip winners who won €40 each: Anne Greed, Askeaton, Angela, and Connie, c/o Hair Craft, Tom Moroney, c/o Reen’s, Jimmy O’Donoghue, Askeaton and John Shine, Old Mill.  Next week’s Jackpot will be €5,000 and the draw will be held at Neary’s Bar, Ardagh.

Saint Kieran’s defeated Monaleen by 2-12 to 1-13 in Division 1 of the County Senior Football League at Coolcappa, on Sunday July 2. It was a good lively encounter with lots of free flowing football and good scores taken.  Two converted penalties in the second quarter was the deciding factor as it gave the home team a cushion to build on. They led by 2-6 to 0-4 at half time after defending the road goals. They led by 2-12 to 1-8 entering the closing stages, and Monaleen kicked five  late points to conclude the scoring. A good win considering they lined out without six regulars, Dan Madden, Darragh Treacy, Donie Nolan, Jack Ben Harnett, Noel Callanan, and Paudie McCarthy. TEAM: Ray Noonan, Mossie Shine, Brendan McCarthy, Anthony Mullins, Mike Windle, Kevin Meade, John O’Connor, John Doyle, Johnny McCarthy, Diarmuid Crowley, Anthony Molyneaux, Sean McSweeney, 2-8 Seamus Mangan, Niall O’Shea, 0-3 Brian Crowley, 0-1 Subs Killian Enright, Ian Mackessy, Diarmuid Mulcahy, Shane Lynch, John Buckley.

Saint Kieran’s defeated Athea by 2-11 to 2-10 in the West Junior B Football Championship in Knockaderry on Friday June 30. Caherline defeated Saint Kieran’s by 3-14 to 3-12 in the Minor Hurling 13 a side competition.

Saint Kieran’s lost to Monagea by 1-13 to 1-12 in the West Intermediate  Hurling Championship quarter final at Newcastle West on Tuesday July 4. They were very unlucky not to win as it was only in the final  ten minutes that Monagea drew level. People present made it a draw as Saint Kieran’s scored a point midway through the first half that was not recorded. No scoreboard in operation, and only one umpire at each goals. They lined out without  several regulars, due to injury holidays etc, Paudie McCarthy, Darragh Treacy, Seamus Mangan, Ian Mackessy, and had only a panel of seventeen to chose from. Monagea had the opening two points but Saint Kieran’s dominated after that and built up a six point lead. In truth it should have been more as they created a number of goal chances playing into the town goals. Monagea hit three late points to trail by 1-6 to 0-6 at half time. Saint Kieran’s  still lead by four points twelve minutes into the second half.  A Monagea goal and point  tied it up five minutes later. It was point for point in the closing stages, as Monagea  edged  in front to advance to the next round. TEAM: John Greaney, Mike Breen, Brendan McCarthy, Mossie Shine, John Buckley, Mike Windle, Anthony Molyneaux, 0-1 Sean McSweeney, 0-2 Jack Ben Harnett, 0-1 Anthony Mullins, Johnny McCarthy, Killian Enright, Danny Colum, 0-2 Donie Nolan, 1-6 John O’Connor, Subs Stephen Hennessy, Diarmuid Mulcahy.

Saint Kieran’s lost to Saint Patrick’s by 3-9 to 0-15 in Division 1of  the All County Football League at Coolcappa on Friday July 7. It was a good exciting game with lots of kick passing as well as hand passing and good scores taken. Saint Patrick’s greater physical presence gradually wore the home team down, and their ability to score goals proved decisive in the end.  Saint Kieran’s kicked nine wides to their opponents three, and the loss of Johnny McCarthy, before the break were all deciding factors. They lined out without five of the team that defeated Monaleen the previous Sunday but welcomed back Paudie McCarthy and Noel Callanan, in attack. They led by 0-8 to 1-4 at half time after defending the road goals, with  six coming from frees. The city side scored two goals on 5, and 14 minutes to take a five point lead. The home team edged the final quarter but could not get through for the vital equalising goal. TEAM:  Ray Noonan, Mossie Shine, Brendan McCarthy, Shane Lynch, Mike Windle, Kevin Meade, Diarmuid Crowley, John Doyle, 0-1 Johnny McCarthy, Noel Callanan,0-1 Anthony Molyneaux,0-2 Niall O’Shea, 0-1 Sean McSweeney, 0-10 Paudie Mc Carthy, Seamus Mangan,  Subs Anthony Mullins, Killian Enright, Darragh O’Connor.

Congratulations to Daniel Collins, Cahermoyle, Ardagh, and Askeaton Swimming Club who recently won three gold medals at the Division 2 All Ireland Finals in UL. His wins came in the 100m freestyle, 200m freestyle, and the 400m freestyle. He has also enjoyed success with Saint Kieran’s in Community games.

West Limerick 102 community Radio are holding a 50/50 draw at present. The tickets cost €2 and are available in local shops, and from the Station. This will be a weekly fundraiser for the Radio, and the draw will be held live on air each Friday at 12.45pm. The winning ticket holder receives half of the money collected that week and the Radio Station receives the other half. The latest winner was Michelle Young, c/o Cussen Solicitors, Newcastle West who won €426. All support weekly to keep the station on air will be greatly appreciated.

A free digital skills course will take place over five weeks in Newcastle West Library commencing soon. The two hour sessions  per week are aimed at people with little or no experience with the internet. The course is designed to bring participants from the beginner stages through to covering emails, shopping online, internet banking, security , and much more. Phone Iolar Training on 089-420 7708

The Palatine Museum Rathkeale have announced the following opening times;  In July and August it will open every afternoon including Sunday  from 2pm to 5pm.

The Newcastle West Citizen’s Information Office is now based on the 1st floor of the Desmond Complex. The opening hours are from 10.30am

until 2pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. The service is free and confidential informing people of their rights and entitlements. Phone 069-77621 and

Templeglantine Comhaltas are holding their Seisiún  Summer shows again this year in the Devon Inn Hotel, and  they will continue weekly until mid August.  The branch have assembled a very talented group of musicians, singers, and dancers, to entertain people, who attend.  The  shows are held each Thursday and  they commence at 8.30pm. The admission is €10 and it is a great social occasion to take visitors to.

A Defibrillator collection will be held in Coolcappa/Kilcolman parish this Saturday July 15 and Sunday July 16. All contributions will be greatly appreciated.

A memorial plaque to commemorate the Sheehy brothers will be erected at the Broadford Community Enterprise Centre  on Sunday July 16 at 2pm. The unveiling will be performed by their relative Dr. Micheline Sheehy Skeffington. This July is the  100th anniversary of the death of Fr. Eugene Sheehy, the Broadford born priest who became known the length and breadth of the country and further afield as the Land League Priest and Champion of the Tenant Farmer and Agriculture Labourers. Fr. Eugene served as Curate in Kilmallock from 1876 to 1884 and he was appointed Administrator and afterwards Parish Priest of Rockhill/Bruree from 1884 to 1909. David Sheehy who was married to Elizabeth (Bessie) McCoy of Curramore House Ballyhahill, was the Irish Parliamentary Party M.P. for South Galway from 1885 to 1900 and M.P. for South Meath from 1903 to 1918 

Newcastle West Golf Club based in Rathgoonan, Ardagh will be the venue for the Liam Duggan Memorial  golf outing on Friday July 28, and Saturday July 29. The late Liam was a top class player and this will be a fitting way to remember his input around the golfing circuit. There will be a number of events for professionals and amateurs, and bookings can be made through the club at 069-76500.

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By Carrig Side-05/07/2017

By Tom Aherne

Congratulations to Sr. Joan Geoghegan, Glensharrold Carrigkerry who celebrated her Golden Jubilee as a nun with the Sacred Heart’s order in Dublin on June 16. She celebrated the joyful occasion with family and friends at their special mass and dinner. Her parents were Margaret and Tom from Glensharrold Cross, and she  attended Carrigkerry National School. Joan went to boarding school in Youghal Co Cork and she did her Leaving Certificate in the Loretto Convent there. She studied for her third level education in Ireland England and in California USA. and she worked with the street people at St. Anthony’s Foundation in San Francisco, California.

Joan joined the Sacred Heart Sisters in Weymouth, Dorset England in 1967 and she was Professed in 1972. She has taught in a Sacred Heart’s Secondary School in Epsom, Surrey England and with the Oblate Fathers in Belcamp College, Malahide Road, Dublin and at the Donahies Community School in Donaghmede, Dublin. She is a regular visitor to her home area, to see family and friends, and to keep in touch with events. We wish her continued good health and happiness in her profession.

The death has taken place of Daniel Power (Donie) Kilscannell, Ardagh on Friday June 23rd  peacefully  surrounded by his loving family at his daughter’s residence Blossom Fort, Ballyclough, Mallow, Co Cork. He was a member of the farming community and husband of the late Elizabeth (Lil). He lay in repose on Saturday at his daughter’s residence, Blossom Fort, Ballyclough, Mallow, and on Sunday in St Kyran’s  Church, Coolcappagh. The Requiem Mass was celebrated on Monday June 26 at 12 noon with burial afterwards in Kilscannell Cemetery. We extend our sympathy to his daughters Marie Murphy and Breda Moynihan, his son John and extended family members. May he rest in Peace.

The death has taken place of Jimmy McCoy, Old Mill Road, Newcastle West, on June 29 peacefully at his residence.   He suffered ill health in recent years and he was father of the late Marie. He lay in repose at Reidy’s Funeral Home on Saturday July 1 from 6.00pm, followed by removal to Newcastle West Church.  The  Requiem Mass was celebrated on Sunday at 12 noon, with burial afterwards in Calvary cemetery. We extend our sympathy to his wife Mae, sons James, John, Kevin and Brendan, daughters, Michelle, Katrina, Áine, brothers, sisters, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives and a wide circle of friends. May he rest in peace.

The following are the Lottery results from Peadar’s Bar Ardagh on Monday June 26. The numbers drawn were 17,25,26 and 27 and there was no Jackpot winner. Congratulations to the five lucky dip winners who won €40 each: Tim Fitzpatrick, c/o Josie, Geraldine Woulfe, c/o Neary’s, Margaret Sheehan, c/o Ailish, Margaret Keogh,c/o Ailish, and Erin Hennessy, c/o Moore’s .  Next week’s Jackpot will be €16,800 and the draw will be held at Reen’s Bar Ardagh.

The Limerick GAA Club Draw for June was held live on the sports programme on Limerick Live 95fm. Congratulations to Saint Kieran’s who had three winners, as follows; Gerry and Tricia Fitzgerald €500, Noel Hennessy €250 and Cathal Breen €100.

The Desmond Complex Newcastle West would like to thank the people of Coolcappa/Kilcolman, who contributed to their collection held on Sunday June 25. The total amount collected was € 116.68 and all money collected goes towards transport costs to the Day Centre. The Friends of Saint Ita’s Community Hospital Newcastle West wish to thank the people of Coolcappa/Kilcolman who contributed to their recent church gate collection. The amount collected was € 300 which will go towards ongoing improvements for the patients in Saint Ita’s Hospital.

Sophie Liston AK Utd daughter of Stephen Liston Carrigkerry was a member of the Desmond U-16 League team that finished third in the Gaynor Cup held at UL.  She scored the winning goal in their 1-0 win over the Cork Women’s League, in the 3rd/4th place playoff on Sunday June 25.

Evan Donovan, and Edward Fitzgerald from the Saint Kieran’s club were members of the West Limerick U-17 team that participated in the recent Celtic Challenge Hurling  Competition.  Saint Kieran’s lost to Newcastle West 2-12 to 1-10 in the All County Football League, and to Crecora/Manister  1-20 to 0-17 in the All County Hurling League.

Congratulations to all the Saint Kieran’s athletes who competed in the County Community Games Finals held in Mungret GAA Grounds  on June 24/25.

Carrigkerry Defibrillator training was held on Tuesday June 27 and Wednesday June 28 in Carrigkerry Community Centre. Ann, Denise, and Denis, were in charge of training and 34 people attended.  They received very informative tuition, and await the arrival of the Defibrillator to the village. The response for donations to cover the cost of the training and the Defibrillator has been very encouraging to date. More information can be got from Pat on 087-2750061

West Limerick 102 community Radio are holding a 50/50 draw at present. The tickets cost €2 and are available in local shops, and from the Station. This will be a weekly fundraiser for the Radio, and the draw will be held live on air each Friday at 12.45pm. The winning ticket holder receives half of the money collected that week and the Radio Station receives the other half. The first  three weekly winners were Billy Harnett, Abbeyfeale, €410, Margaret Brouder, Newcastle West €351 and Martin Sutcliffe, Newcastle West, €332. All support to keep the station on air will be greatly appreciated.

The Palatine Museum Rathkeale have announced the following opening times;  In July and August it will open every afternoon including Sunday  from 2pm to 5pm.

Sean Liston is the author of From Fair to Mart and Beyond a history of Golden Vale Co-operative Mart Ltd. 1956-2016.The book describes the changes in livestock marketing from the days of the fairs held in every town in Ireland. The 11chapters cover; Before the marts, organisation of farm business, founding of local society, early trading and local expansion, mart expansion, from the Midlands and local centres, new business-the meat project, re-grouping and stabilisation, GVM Property Auctioneers, diversification and rationalisation, the stakeholders, committee, farmers staff buyers, local interests, and challenges for the future. The book will make interesting reading for elderly members of the farming community who will have lived through this period in Irish history. The 450 page book can be got at Newcastle West Bookshop, Newcastle Kerry Agri-Business Store, and from the author, who lives in Knockaderry.

Templeglantine Comhaltas are holding their Seisiún  Summer shows again this year as part of the national scheme. The opening show was held on Thursday June 29 and  they will continue weekly until mid August in the Devon Inn Hotel. There was a great turnout of people and they were well entertained by the very talented group of musicians, singers, and dancers, assembled by the local branch. Members of the audience also participated over the two hour show, and the theme this year is Legacy. The shows commence at 8.30pm, and it is a great social occasion to take visitors to.

Coolcappa/Kilcolman parish have announced the following changeover of Mass times for the rest of the year,  Saturday  at Saint Colman’s Church Kilcolman 7.30pm, and Sunday  at Saint Kyran’s Church Coolcappa at 10am.

West Limerick singing club will hold their next monthly singing night on Friday July 7 in the Ramble Inn in Abbeyfeale from 9.30pm. All singers, storytellers, entertainers, and audience members will be most welcome to come along and to join in the fun. On Friday August 4 Donie Lyons, a founding member will launch his new CD The Lovely Banks of Blaine, during the night. It features 22 tracks of music and song and all are welcome to come along.

The annual summer outing to Milltown Malbay to take in the Willie Clancy Festival has been set for Saturday July 8. The coach will leave from the usual location at the top of Sheehan’s Road Newcastle West at 9am sharp that morning. The group will take in music and dancing sessions during the day. Early booking is advised as seating is limited and names and deposits to Ita Mc Quinn on 087-2593415.

Jim Hartnett will hold a First Aid course on this Saturday July 8 from 12 noon to 4pm, in Rathkeale Community Centre. The course will cover all areas of First Aid including CPR,and the cost is € 20 per person. All the proceeds will go to West Limerick Community Radio, where Jim is a volunteer.  More details from the station at 069-66200.

The following is a list of upcoming Sunday cemetery masses; Kilbradern July 9 at 12 noon, Coolcappa August 13 at 10am, Clounagh August 20 at 12 noon, Kilcolman November 12 at 12 noon.

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