by Tom Aherne

The death has taken place of Eileen Neville, (nee Quinn) (Fethard on Sea, County Wexford) peacefully at home on Thursday 13th September. Eileen was a native of Ballyloughane, Carrigkerry, and a daughter of Mary and the late Paddy Quinn Parish Clerk. Her remains reposed  from 2pm to 6pm at Ryan’s Funeral Home, Wellingtonbridge, on Saturday last followed by removal to Saint Aidan;s Church, Poulfor. She was laid to rest following Requiem Mass, in the New Cemetery, Poulfor, on Sunday 16th September. We extend our sympathy to her husband Tom, children Sean, David, Elizabeth, and Mary Claire, mother -in-law of Siobhan, and Paul, devoted grandma(Ama) to Luna, Hazel, and Padraig, sadly missed by her mother Mary Quinn, her aunt Dodo Aherne, and all her loving siblings Mae, Kathleen, Ann, Margaret, Jim, John, Pat, Bridget, Gerard, Nora, and Josephine, and all her brothers-in-law, and sisters-in-law, extended family members, relations, and friends. Eileen will be remembered with great love and dignity by all her family relations, and friends. May she rest in Peace.

The death has taken place of Patricia (Pat) Flynn Gortboy, Newcastle West, late of Wilton Co Cork. Her remains were removed from Reidy’s Funeral Home, to Newcastle West Church on Monday evening. She was laid to rest following Requiem Mass, in Kilscannell Cemetery Ardagh, on Tuesday 18th September. We extend our sympathy to her sisters Kay, Phil, and Mary, brother -in-law Michael Carr, nieces, and nephews, relatives, and friends.

May she rest in Peace.

Congratulations and best wishes to Alice Commane, Knockdown, and formerly of Carrigkerry who recently celebrated her 60th birthday. A surprise birthday party attended by family relatives, and friends, was held   at her home on Saturday 8th September.

Saint Kieran’s defeated Feenagh/Kilmeedy by 1-15 to 0-10 in the West Junior A Hurling semi final played in Dromcollogher Gaelic Grounds on Sunday 16th September. With wind assistance they led by 0-12 to 0-8 at half time. TEAM John Greaney, Mike Windle, Paudie Mc Carthy, Brendan Mc Carthy, Michael Flynn, Patrick Windle, Sean Windle, Anthony Molyneaux, 0-2 Jack Ben Hartnett, Ray Cahill, Johnny Mc Carthy, 0-2 Timmy Carroll, 0-1 Ian Mackessy, James Muckell, Donal Nolan, 1-10 Subs Danny Collum, Mike Breen. They will play Monagea in the West Final on Sunday 23rd September.

Rathkeale/Ardagh defeated Saint Davids (Newcastle West and Monagea) by 2-13 to 2-5 in the replay of the West Minor B Hurling final played in Mick Neville Park Rathkeale on Thursday 13th September. They now advance to the County semi final

Saint Kieran’s defeated Askeaton/Ballysteen by 2-6 to 2-4 in the County Under 14 Hurling 11-a-side final in the Bog Garden Rathkeale, on Saturday 15th September.

Saint Kieran’s will play Castlemahon in the County Minor Football Final on Sunday 30th September.

It was another week of defeats for the local teams in the Desmond League on Sunday 16th September. Carrig Celtic lost 2-1 after extra time away to Saint Brendan’s Park Tralee, in the FAI Junior Cup 1st Round played on Thursday 13th September, with Seánie King scoring their goal.

Old Mill lost 3-0 at home to Rockhill Rovers in Division 1. Carrig Celtic B lost 3-2 away to Rathkeale B in Division 2. Kilcolman Rovers had no game in Division 3.

In the opening games in the Ladies League, it was a disappointing start for Kilcolman Rovers, and Carrig Celtic who both lost. Kilcolman lost 5-1 to Newcastle West in Ardagh in the Premier Division, with Marie Keating scoring.  Carrig Celtic lost 2-0 at home to Glin Rovers in Division 1.

The following are the Lottery results from Reen’s Bar Ardagh, on Monday 17th September. The numbers drawn were 5,7,12,13, and there was no Jackpot winner. Congratulations to the lucky dip winners as follows. 60 Boxcar +Matso, c/o Neary’s. 60 Kit Wilmott c/o Eileen Collins. 60 Mike O’Connor c/o Rathkeale Bingo. 30 Paddy Bridgeman c/o Madigan’s. 30 Jim O’Donoghue c/o Bridget. 30 Mike Fitzmaurice c/o Curley’s. 100 bonus winner Paddy Mulvihill c/o Moore’s Bar. Next week’s draw will be held at Peadar’s Bar Ardagh, and the Jackpot will be  20,000.

Congratulations to Peg Mulvihill, and Jim Lynch, who were first prize winners, at the card game held in Shanagolden Hall on Friday 14th September.

The card game resumes in Ardagh Community Centre on this Tuesday 25th September at 9pm.

The card game resumes in the Flag Floor, Glensharrold on this Wednesday 26th September at 9pm.

Living Links annual healing programme information night will be held on Thursday 27th September at 7.30pm in the Pastoral Centre Denmark Street, (beside St Michael’s Church)Limerick. Have you lost a family member, friend, neighbor or work colleague through suicide? Do you need support, listening, confidentiality? Whether you need to approach your grief in the company of others or on a one to one basis Living Links is here for you. For futher information phone 087-7998427.

Limerick County Council has issued the following notice from the roads act of 1993 to owners and occupiers of land. Take notice that under the terms of the Roads Act, 1993, landowners and occupiers of land are obliged to take all reasonable care to ensure that the trees, ditches, hedges and other vegetation growing on their land are not or could not become a danger to people using or working on a public road. Liability for damage or injury resulting from such hazards will rest with the landlord/occupier. Examples of hazards might be dead or dying trees, ditches, or hedges, interfering with traffic, blocking footpaths, obscuring road signs or obscuring a view of the road ahead. You are required to fell, cut, log, trim or remove such trees, ditches, and hedges. Section 40 of the Wildlife acts 1976 and 2000 strictly prohibits the cutting, grubbing burning or otherwise destruction of any vegetation on uncultivated land between 1st March and 31st August in any year. We see these notices in the papers every year, and the majority of people obey them, but a small minority never does so. A number of rural roads around the locality are a disgrace to travel on, due to trees growing out to meet the tar section. There is only enough road for one vehicle to pass, and wide vehicles scrape along the trees, causing a lot of damage to paintwork. It is most dangerous for cyclists, and people walking as they cannot get out of the way if they meet a car. People who pay high road tax are sick of complaining every year, and receiving no response, and the same people escaping from their duty of hedge cutting. With winter approaching it is now time for Limerick County Council to take action against these people, and make them cut back their hedges.

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.

An Autumn Musical Evening presented by the Kerry Choral Union, will take place in Halla Tadhg Gaelach, Tournafulla, on Friday 5th October at 8pm. The musical director will be Sharon Reidy with accompanist Aine Murray. All proceeds in aid of church funds, and Tournafulla Development Association. Cead isteach € 10.

National Trails Day will be marked on the Great Southern Trail on Sunday 7th October. A 13km (8 miles) linear walk/cycle along a mainly level stretch of the former railway line route from Newcastle West through Ardagh, to Rathkeale, will be held. It will commence at the Old Station Bishop Court, Town Centre, Newcastle West, at 2.30pm. The event will take 3 hours approximately and people can avail of the passing Bus Eireann  service, to return to Newcastle West. Contact Liam O’Mahoney 087-647 1956 for additional information.

The 2012 Limerick Women’s Mini Marathon, takes place at midday on Sunday 14th October. It is 8km long and starts and finishes on the grounds of the University of Limerick. Run under the direction of Limerick Athletic Club more than 3,000 participated last year. The race is open to women from 15 years old upwards, and all fitness levels, from wheelchair athletes, walkers, and joggers, to elite athletes. The Mini-Marathon helps to raise money for countless charities each year, and it also contributes to the local economy.  People can get additional information on the event at