Congratulations and best wishes in the future to Eamon Dillane, son of Betty and John, Ballinabearna, Old Mill, and Finola Roe, daughter of Joe and Helen  Ballingrane who were married in Saint James Church Cappagh, on Friday 28th September. The Reception was held in the Dunravan Arms Hotel Adare.

The following are the Lottery results from Peadar’s Bar Ardagh, on Monday 1st October. There was no Jackpot winner and congratulations to the lucky dip winners as follows. 100 Joseph O’Connor c/o Moore’s Bar. 60 Printers Clan c/o Peadar’s Bar. 60 Maurice Hartnett, Ardagh. 60 Eileen King, Carrigkerry. 30 Denis Trant c/o Greaney’s. 30 Mary and Linda Fitzgerald, Ardagh. 30 Alan Rice c/o Bus Eireann.  Next week’s Jackpot will be 20,000 and the draw will be held in Neary’s Bar Ardagh.

Congratulations to Shiv O’Connor, Ardagh, who won the special bonus prize of € 250, in the Newcastle West Rugby Club Draw held in the Courtenay Lodge Hotel, Newcastle West, on Friday 28th.

The death has taken place of Ted Wright, Pella Road Kilrush, Co Clare, and late of Coolanoran, Ardagh, peacefully at Limerick Regional Hospital, on 2nd October. His remains reposed at O’Sullivan’s Funeral Home, Kilrush, on Wednesday from 4pm, followed by removal at 5.30pm to Saint Senan’s Church, Kilrush. Burial took place following 10am, Requiem Mass, in All Saints Cemetery Shanakyle, on Thursday 4th October. Sympathy to his wife Margaret extended family members, relatives and friends. May he rest in Peace.

The death has taken place of Michael Wilmott, Holycross, Rathkeale. His remains were removed from Magner’s Funeral Home, Rathkeale, to Saint Kyran’s Church Coolcappa, on Friday evening last.  Burial took place following Requiem Mass in Coolcappa Cemetery on Saturday 6th October. Sympathy to his son Michael, daughters Pamela, Sylvia, grandchildren, brothers, sisters, extended family relatives, and friends, May he rest in peace.

Sympathy to Kathleen O’Connor (nee O’Sullivan, Carrigkerry) and family Castleview, Newcastle West, on the death of her husband Joe, and to all extended family members, in the locality. May he rest in Peace.

Saint Kieran’s defeated Kilmallock by 1-17 to 0-5 in the quarter final of the County Junior A Hurling Championship played at O’Carroll Park Ballyagran, on Saturday 29th September. The day was dry and windy and a small crowd was in attendance mainly from the Saint’s Club. The team led by ten points to two points at half time, and was always in command against Kilmallock’s second team. The team is improving with each outing and this display was a notch up from the West final. They played with confidence and assurance, and displayed good teamwork to set up and take their scores. They will meet City Champions Patrickswell in the County semi-final on Saturday 6th October. TEAM John Greaney, Mike Windle, Paudie McCarthy, Brendan McCarthy, Mike Flynn, Patrick Windle, Séan Windle, Anthony Molyneaux, 0-2 Jack Ben Hartnett, Timmy Carroll, 0-2 Johnny McCarthy, 0-2 Ray Cahill, Donal Nolan 0-7,James Muckell, 0-1 Danny Collum, 0-1 SUBS Ian Mackessy,  1-2 James Windle, Padraig Trant, Owen Hayes.

Saint Kieran’s lost to Castlemahon by 2-10 to 0-8 in the County Minor Football 12-A-Side Final at Kevin Long Park Feenagh, on Sunday 30thSeptember. The teams were level at 3 points each at half time, and Castlemahon were the dominant team in the second half, to take the title.

Congratulations to Noreen O’Keeffe, Bill Downes, Mike Kearney, Martin Flynn, and Peter Fitzsimons, who were prize winners at the Flag Floor card game held on Wednesday 26th September. Congratulations to Timmy Murphy and Tom Culhane, who were first prize winners at the card game held in Shanagolden Hall on Friday 28th September.

Carrig Celtic defeated Abbeyfeale Utd 4-3 at home in the Desmond League Premier Division, on Sunday 30th September. Pa O’Sullivan, 2 John O’Connor, and Ray Cahill scored their goals. Old Mill defeated Carrig Celtic B 3-2 at home in Round 1 of the Reidy Cup. James Morrisroe, Diarmuid Crowley, and Brian Crowley scored their goals. Brian Byrnes and Eoin King replied for the visitors. Kilcolman Rovers had no fixture. In the Desmond Ladies League Kilcolman Rovers and Carrig Celtic had no games.

Every household who contributed by way of the Offertory system to the parish of Ardagh/Carrigkerry during the years 2010 and 2011 received a receipt in the post for both years in recent weeks. A copy of the parish accounts for 2011 is also available in both churches. It shows the parish in a sound financial position, which is very positive news in these hard times.

A reminder to people in the locality that the Holy Rosary will be recited each evening at 7pm, during the month of October at Churchtown Grotto Newcastle West.

The publishing of a book is part of the planned celebrations for the 75th anniversary of the founding of Newcastle West Golf Club based in Rathgoonan, Ardagh, since 1994. The organizers would love to hear from anyone who has old photos or stories from the club’s past, which will be scanned and returned.

Carrig Celtic club are currently taking bookings for their Astroturf pitch, for the winter months. People interested in booking are asked to contact Pat at 087-2750061.

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, from Kilcolman, Ardagh, whose show attracts a large listenership and runs from 6pm to 8 pm each Saturday evening. Admission is by ticket only 10 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.

The annual Limerick women’s mini marathon will take place in the UL Campus on Sunday 14th October at 12 noon. The distance is 8km (5 miles) and the registration fee is € 20.People can register online at  This is the 15th year of the event which supports many local charities.

The winter season for book lovers is nearly upon us and with it comes a number of book launches, in the coming weeks. Margaret Doody Scully from Broadford launches her latest book at Newcastle West Library on this Friday 12th October at 7.30pm. It is her latest collection of poetry “Inside Looking Out” and it will be launched by Gabriel Fitzmaurice.

Peg Prendeville from Glenbawn, Ballyhahill will be launching her new book of poetry ‘’The Purple Pencil’’ in the coming weeks.

Gerard Curtin from Askeaton and a native of Ballyhahill will be launching his latest book on local place names, also in the coming weeks.

Halla Ide Naofa, Raheenagh, Killeedy will be one of the venues, on this year’s Macalla na hÉireann, the 2012 Comhaltas Concert Tour of Ireland taking place from 14th to the 27thof October. The concert which is a ticket event only will take place on Sunday 21st October at 8-30pm. No tickets will be on sale at the door on the night. Ring the following for tickets. 063-83138, 069-85213, 087-7759155. Claire Heffernan, Ardagh, and a member of Cluain Chréadhail will be one of the artists travelling on the tour.

Creeves Celtic soccer club are holding their annual Fancy Dress Halloween Disco in Coolcappa Hall from 6-8pm on Sunday 28th October. A good evening of fun is promised with lots of spot prizes on offer and all are welcome.