by Tom Ahern

Congratulations and best wishes to John Enright, Skehanagh, Ardagh and Lisa Dunworth Newcastle West, who were married in Monagea Church on Friday 27th April. The ceremony was performed by family relative, Canon Willie Fitzmaurice, from Killeedy and Kilmallock Parish. The Reception was held at Ballyseedy Castle, Tralee, County Kerry.
Congratulations and best wishes to Aidan O’Grady formally of Knockfinisk, Carrigkerry and Jennie Mc Cormack of Swords, County Dublin, who were married at the Church of Our Lady of Loretto, Casement Aerodrome, Baldonnell, on Saturday 28th April. The ceremony was performed by Fr Jerry Carroll, and the Reception was held at Trim Castle Hotel, County Meath.
The following are the Lottery results from Reen’s Bar Ardagh, on Monday 30th April. The numbers drawn were 9,14,19,26, and there was no Jackpot winner. Congratulations to the lucky dip winners as follows.
€60 Kitty Maloney, Ardagh.
€60 Ger Power, c/o Bus Eireann.
€60 Ezra Neary, Ardagh.
€30 Tom Mackessy, Coolanoran, Ardagh.
€30 Marion Yamac, Shanagolden.
€30 Breda Moran, c/o Stevo’s Carrigkerry.
Next week’s draw takes place at Peadar’s Bar Ardagh and the Jackpot will be €17,000.
Congratulations to Peg Murphy and Joan Madigan, Martin Flynn and
Michael Kearney who were prize winners at the Flag Floor card game
held on Wednesday 25th April.
The Great Southern Trail Committee would like to thank all who assisted and supported their recent Church gate collection in the Parish. A total of €386 was collected in Ardagh, Carrigkerry Parish
Congratulations to Joan Molyneaux the Cross Ardagh, who won the special bonus prize of € 250 in the Newcastle West Rugby Club Draw held in Cleary’s Bar, Newcastle West on Friday 27th April.
Congratulations to Mike Flynn Junior Glensharrold, Carrigkerry who was the winner of the Patsy Sheahan, Memorial Dart Tournament held in Neary’s Bar Ardagh, on Friday 13th April.Donie Sheahan would like to thank all those who participated and who helped out in any way with the fundraising night, in memory of his brother, and all the proceeds will go to the Cancer Society.
Carrig Celtic B defeated Ferry Rangers over two legs on penalties (3-0) to qualify for the Division 3 League Cup Final. They won 2-0 at home on Friday 27th April and lost 2-0 away after extra time on the following Sunday. They will meet Ballysteen or Glin Rovers B in the
final at Clounreask Askeaton, on Saturday 12th May at 7.30pm. We
extend good wishes to all involved and hope they bring home the silverware. Kilcolman Rovers lost 1-0 at home to Kilcornan in Division 2 on Friday 27th April and are relegated to Division 3 for next year. Carrig Celtic and Old Mill had no fixtures

Saint Kieran’s defeated Galbally by 0-9 to 0-6 in Round 1 of the County Limerick Senior Football Championship at windswept O’Carroll Park, Ballyagran on Saturday 28th April. In one of their better performances in recent years, they were deserving winners, and should
have won by a wider margin. They dominated possession in the opening
half playing into the Village goals, but missed chances saw them trail by 4pts to 3 pts at the short whistle. The second half was more even, and the team took their scoring chances, to edge in front and claim victory and the two points on offer. TEAM: Tommy Quinn, John O’Connor,
John Doyle, Paudie Mc Carthy, Patrick Windle, Brendan Mc Carthy, Paddy
Downes, Johnny Mc Carthy, Darragh Treacy, Donal Nolan, Timmy McCarthy, 0-2 Jack Hartnett, Ray Cahill, Jim Donovan, 0-2 Anthony Molyneaux, 0-2 SUB Brian Crowley. PANEL: Mike Flynn,Pa O’Sullivan, Ian Mackessy, Michael Windle, James Hough, Shane Lynch, Diarmuid Crowley, Cian Shorten, Kevin Meade, Ivan Neary,Owen Hayes. SELECTORS, Tim Crowley Jack Histon, Jim Molyneaux, Paddy D O’Connor. Saint Kieran’s lost to Feenagh/ Kilmeedy by 1-10 to 2-3 in the West Junior B Hurling League at Coolcappa Gaelic Grounds on Sunday 29thApril.
Congratulations and best wishes to Betty Dowling, Coolybrown, Ardagh, who recently celebrated her 70th Birthday with husband Paddy and family at the Woodlands House Hotel in Adare Congratulations also to Seán Murphy Coolanoran, Ardagh, who recently celebrated his 80th birthday.We also congratulate Margareth O’Keeffe from Park, Ballyhahill, who celebrated her 50th birthday at a party at the
Newcastle West Golf club Ardagh, on Saturday 21st April.
The death has taken place of Mary Ann Collins, New Strand House, Ennis Road, Limerick, late of Park, Ballyhahill. She was from a family of seven, and she attended  Clounleharde National School. She liked music and singing and she will be sadly missed by family relations and her friends in Limerick. Her remains reposed in Madigan’s Funeral Home,
Shanagolden from 6.30pm Wednesday evening last, followed by removal to
Saint Colman’s Church Kilcolman. Fr Denis Mullane celebrated her funeral Mass, with family members participating in the ceremony. Burial took place in the local Cemetery on Thursday 3rd May. We extend our sympathy to her brothers George in Adare, Michael in Park and her sister Margaret and other extended family members, at home and in England, relatives and friends. May she rest in Peace.
Saint Kieran’s Board Na Nóg is holding their annual church gate collections, in Ardagh, Coolcappa and Kilcolman on Saturday/Sunday 19th/20th May. The club would like to thank all who supported the collection in Carrigkerry on Sunday last 6th May.
Saint Kieran’s are holding a dog night at the Limerick Greyhound Stadium, on Friday 8th June.  The members are currently seeking financial support for the event, which is a fundraiser for the club. It will cost €50 to nominate a dog in the Johnny Duggan Memorial
Sweepstake and the winning nominator will receive a prize of €200.
Admission Tickets to the event plus a race card cost €10 and one lucky person will win €500 by matching the finishing order winning number. Raffle Prizes will also be most welcome for the monster Raffle on the night. People who contribute sponsorship will be acknowledged. Further details from the event co-ordinator Ivan Neary at 087-1726684.
Ardagh/Carrigkerry Parish Mission is taking place from Sunday 6th to
Friday 11th May. It is being led by Fr Seamus Enright CSsR and Fr
Michael Dempsey CSsR and it is a celebration of life in the community.
All are warmly invited to attend and events will be held in Ardagh and
Carrigkerry Churches.

Mass times Monday to Friday as follows 7.00am Ardagh. 10. am Ardagh &

Evening sessions in Ardagh at 8.30pm, this Wednesday 9th Celebrating God’s mercy: Repentance and reconciliation. Thursday 10th the future of the church. Friday 11th An evening of remembrance.
Social Evening on Friday 11th May (after Mission) in the Community Centre Ardagh

First Holy Communion will take place in Saint Mary’s Church,  Carrigkerry on Sunday 13th May at 11.30am.

First Holy Communion will take place in Saint Colman’s Church,  Kilcolman on Saturday 19th May at 11am.

First Holy Communion will take place in Saint Molua’s Church, Ardagh on Saturday 19th May at 11.30am.