Congratulations and best wishes in the future to Brendan Hayes, Glenville, Ardagh, and Catherine O’Sullivan, Strand, Monagea, who were married in the Church of the Visitation, Monagea, on Saturday 1stSeptember. The reception was held in The Killarney Oaks Hotel.

Congratulations and best wishes in the future to Nicola Shields, Dunganville, Ardagh, and Cyril Hogan, Rathkeale, who were married in Saint Molua’s Church Ardagh, on Friday 7th September. The co-celebrants were Fr Larry Madden P.P. and Fr Willie Russell P.P. The reception was held in The Devon Inn Hotel Templeglantine.

Best wishes in the future to all the students who received their Junior Certificate results on Wednesday last 12th September.

The following are the Lottery results from Neary’s Bar, Ardagh, on Monday 10th September. The numbers drawn were 10,11,12,17. and there was no Jackpot winner. Congratulations to the lucky dip winners.€60 Mary O’Connor, School Road, Ardagh. €60 Eleanor Fitzsimons c/o Peadar’s Bar. €60 Mary Breen c/o Denis Greaney. €30 Paddy Falahee, Carrigkerry. €30 Buston family, Reens. €30 Regan Buston c/o Moore’s Bar. Next week’s draw takes place in Reen’s Bar Ardagh and the Jackpot will be €20,000.

Thomas John Nash late of Coolanoran, Ardagh, recently died and was cremated in England. A short ceremony and blessing of ashes took place in Saint Molua’s Church, Ardagh, on Saturday last 15thSeptember. Sympathy to all his relatives, and friends. May he rest in Peace.

We extend sympathy to Pat Brosnan and family Knocknagorna, Athea, on the death of his brother Andrew. He was laid to rest on Tuesday 11th September, and may he rest in Peace.

People were delighted to get the fine dry week of weather at the start of September, just as the schools reopened for the new term. It was welcomed by all sections of the community but especially by the people involved in farming. The roads were very busy as people worked around the clock harvesting the crops which will be badly needed this winter. The dry spell was short lived but it brought some relief to hard pressed households, who face into a winter of increased costs for all items they purchase.

Saint Kieran’s bowed out of this year’s County Senior Football Championship at sunny and windy Mick Neville Park Rathkeale, on Saturday 8th September. They lost by 0-19 to 2-9 to a superior Ballysteen team who showed far more determination and will to win. The teams were level at half- time 0-6 to 1-3 but in truth Saint Kieran’s were always chasing the game, after very poor first and third quarters of the match. They played six games in the Championship winning four and losing two and they progressed to the quarter-final for the first time in a number of years.  They provided good entertainment for their supporters and they can look forward to next year’s Championship with some confidence. TEAM. Tommy Quinn, Paudie McCarthy, John Doyle, John O’Connor, Patrick Windle, Brendan McCarthy,  Paddy Downes, Johnny McCarthy, 0-1 Darragh Treacy, 1-0 Donal Nolan, Timmy Carroll, JB Hartnett, Ray Cahill, Jim Donovan, 0-1 Anthony Molyneaux, 1-4 SUBS. Mike Flynn, 0-1 James Hough, Brian Crowley, 0-1 Sean Windle, 0-1. PANEL Mike Windle, Ian Mackessy, James Windle, Diarmuid Crowley, Kevin Meade, Cian Shorten, Shane Lynch, James Morrisroe, Owen Hayes, Sean  Mc Sweeney. Selectors, Tim Crowley, Jim Molyneaux, Jack Histon, Paddy D O’Connor, Trainers, Niall Crowley, John English.

Saint Kieran’s lost by 1-11 to 1-8 to Newcastle West in the West Junior B Football Championship semi-final at Knockaderry Gaelic Grounds on Sunday 9th September.

Saint Kieran’s had no winner in the Limerick G.A.A. Club draw, held at O’Dwyer’s Bar, Pallasgreen on Friday 7th September. The next draw will take place in The Hill Bar, Knocklong, on Friday 5th October.

It was all defeats for the four local teams in action in the Desmond League on Sunday 9th September with 12 goals conceded and only one scored. Carrig Celtic lost 3-0 at home to Rathkeale in the Premier Division. Old Mill lost 3-0 away to Kilcornan in Division 1. Carrig Celtic B lost 5-1 away to Abbeyfeale B in Division 2 with Thomas Moran scoring the goal. Kilcolman Rovers lost 1-0 at home to Ferry Rangers in Division 3.

Congratulations to Dermot O ‘Connor, Lisbane, Shanagolden, who was named Macra FBD Young Farmer of the Year on Tuesday 4th September. The 28 year old son of Marian and Tom also received a travel bursary worth €3,000. A dairy farmer since he joined his father on the family farm in 2007 he has a background in construction, and now milks 96 cows, and has put his own stamp on the farm. Dermot plays soccer with the local team Creeves Celtic, in the Desmond League.

The walk from Athea to Dublin to raise funds for Pieta House commenced in Athea on Tuesday morning last. The walkers received a great send off from the village of businessman and organizer Tom Moran. They passed through Carrigkerry Village, (where a good crowd cheered them on) in the afternoon on their way to Newcastle West to conclude their first day of the walk. A number of locals joined in the walk which it is hoped will raise awareness of suicide and the effect it is having on families and people living in rural Ireland.

Ardagh I.C.A. will hold a fundraising coffee morning in aid of Milford Hospice, on this Thursday 20thSeptember in Saint Molua’s Hall, Ardagh, from 10am to 12 noon. All donations will be welcome and many thanks to all for the support in the past.

The card playing season will resume in Saint Molua’s Hall, Ardagh, on Tuesday 25th September at All are welcome to attend and all support will be appreciated.

This Friday 21st September is Limerick Culture Night where people get an opportunity to attend a number of events, and venues for free. A list of events taking place in the Limerick area, can be found in the brochure which is available in the local Libraries, and Council Offices, and also on the web site,

West Limerick 102 Community Radio is holding a Car Boot Sale and indoor Market at Newcastle West Community Centre on Sunday 30th September from 9am to 3pm. This is an ideal opportunity to do a clean out of unwanted goods around the house and to turn them into cash and also support our local Station.

Liam Woulfe a native of Dunganville, Ardagh, and now living in Adare, and Mike Aherne, Adare, are currently recruiting members of the public to get involved in a fundraiser to climb Croagh Patrick, for Cystic Fibrosis and Irish Autism Action. They intend to climb it on Sunday 30th September and they would welcome people to register for the climb, or to make a donation for the deserving charities. Liam can be contacted at 087-2410606.

West Limerick 102FM Community Radio, in conjunction with the very popular Trad Scene Programme, will present the best of the West Two Irish Traditional Fundraising Concert at Halla Tadhg Gaelach, Tournafulla, on Friday 12th October at 8pm. MC will be the presenter of the Trad Scene Jacki O’Connor, whose show attracts a large listenership and runs from 6pm to 8 pm each Saturday evening. Admission is by ticket only and they can be got at the Radio Station at 069-66200. The previous Concert a number of years ago was a tremendous success and this year’s should be equally as good with the talent that has been lined up to take part.