Congratulations to Cormac Long from Rooskagh, and Rathkeale boxing club on his latest success, in the boxing arena. He defeated Gary Maughan 13/7 in the final on Sunday 21st to take his second Cadet title and his seventh national title in total. He will now represent Ireland in the European Championships in Russia in June.

The following are the Lottery results from The Thatch Bar Newbridge, on Monday 22nd April. The numbers drawn were 12,17,20,22, and there was no Jackpot winner. Congratulations to the lucky dip winners. €60 Dan Duggan c/o J Mullins. €60 Mai Wall c/o D Greaney. €60 Brendan Howard c/o Mullane’s. €30 Charles O’Connor junior, Ardagh. €30 Donal Dillane c/o Mullane’s. €30 Mary Bennett c/o Curley’s. Next week’s Jackpot will be €8,200 and the draw will be held in Nearys Bar Ardagh.

Sacred Space the religious programme is broadcast each Sunday morning from 10am to 11am on West Limerick Community Radio. It is also repeated each Sunday night from 11pm to 12 midnight. The programme includes inspirational music chat interviews, and a reflection on the Gospel reading of the day. It is presented by John Keily from Ardagh, Lorraine Buckley Cappagh and Shane Ambrose Shanagolden, with invited guests. John has been presenting, producing and editing the programme since he joined in 2008 and he is the programme editor and main producer. Comments and suggestions for the show are always welcome and contact can be made by e-mail [email protected] or by writing to the station at Sacred Space 102fm West Limerick 102 Community Radio. Sheehan’s Road, Newcastle West. Or by phone 069-66200.

The people of Tournafulla paid a deserved tribute to their retired postman Anthony Quinn at Halla Tadhg Gaelach on Friday 19th April.  He served the area for 33 years and he was most popular and was highly regarded by all he delivered to. A number of presentations were made to Anthony who is a native of Glensharrold, Carrigkerry and resides in Balliniska, Feohanagh.

Congratulations to Peg Murphy and Joan Madigan who were prizewinners at the Flag Floor card game held on Wednesday 17th April.

Carrig Celtic lost 3-2 after extra time away ( Glantine) to Abbeyfeale Utd  in Round 3 of the Desmond Cup on Sunday 21st April. Ray Cahill and Seán Mc Sweeney scored their goals. Old Mill drew 1-1away to Adare Utd in Division 1 of the Desmond League, with James Morrisroe scoring their goal. Carrig Celtic B lost 2-0 away to Newcastle West B in Division 2.

Newcastle West defeated Saint Kieran’s by 3-10 to 2-11 in the Quarter final of the West Intermediate Hurling Championship at Knockaderry Gaelic Grounds on Saturday 20th April.

Saint Kieran’s defeated Galtee Gaels by 2-11 to 0-10 in the County Minor Football 13 A Side Football Competition at Coolcappa on Sunday 21st April.

Saint Kieran defeated Croagh/Kilfinny by 0-7 to 0-5 in the West Junior B Hurling League.

Saint Mary’s/Saint Kieran’s lost to Tournafulla by 8-7 to 0-7 in the West Minor Hurling League.

Saint Kieran’s play Saint Patrick’s in Round 1 of the County Senior Football Championship in Bruff on this Friday 3rd May at 7-15 pm. We question the distance to the venue, and the early start time of a Bank Holiday Friday evening for supporters to attend this fixture.

The White River Festival takes place in Ballyhahill/Loughill parish over the Bank Holiday week-end 3rd -6th May. A packed schedule of events is due to take place, with something for everyone on offer.

First Holy Communion will be celebrated in Saint Kyran’s Church Coolcappa, on Saturday 4th May.

First Holy Communion will be celebrated in Saint Colman’s Church Kilcolman on Saturday 25th May.

Listowel Community College is holding a VTOS open Information morning on Thursday 9th May from: 10.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. for adults wishing to return to Education. VTOS (Vocational Training Opportunities Scheme) is a second chance education programme for adults over 21 in receipt of a social welfare payment.  Details regarding the course and eligibility for the course will be available on the day. For further information please contact the school on 068-21023

The ‘’Darkness into Light’’ walk will be held in Limerick on Saturday 11th May commencing at 4am. The fundraising walk is part of a nationwide campaign to raise awareness about suicide and self harm. Last year 15,000 people participated in 14 counties, and this year’s Darkness into Light walk will take place at 20 locations nationwide. Pieta House in Mungret is behind the fundraising 5k walk route in the city. They will open four more new crisis centers this year in Cork, Galway, Tipperary, and Kerry. They will also launch a nationwide campaign aimed at reducing the rate of male suicide. Registration for Darkness into Light is available


West Limerick community radio are holding their next car boot sale and indoor market at Newcastle West Community Centre on Sunday 12th May from 9am to 3pm. The admission is 2 and a stall can be booked by contacting Marian on 087-6866450.

A Special Remembrance Sunday for Ireland’s missing people will be held in Knockfierna, on Sunday 12th May at 2pm. The guest speakers will be Patrick Hedderman, Abbott of Glenastal Abbey and Mary Phelan, (sister of Jo Jo Dollard, who is missing for 17 years.) The special guests will include Noírín Ní Riain and Fr Seán O’Diuin, and it will be followed by walk/traditional entertainment.

The annual May Fair and Vintage Rally in aid of Dromcollogher Respite Centre will be held on Sunday 19th May. This annual fair is the main fundraiser in aid of the centre. Raffle tickets are currently on sale. And all support will be much appreciated.

The Sacrament of Confirmation for Ardagh/Carrigkerry school pupils will be administered on Tuesday 28th May in Saint Mary’s Church Carrigkerry.

A special West Limerick pilgrimage to Lourdes will take place on Wednesday 14th August. A direct flight from Shannon with full board at the Hotel Paradis for seven nights accompanied by a spiritual director. Itineraries, booking forms and further information on request (without obligation) by contacting Pat Dalton at 069-62306.

A trip to Medjugorje has been arranged for this coming autumn, from 14th to 21st September, with flights from/to Shannon Airport. Bed and breakfast and an evening meal are included in the cost. People are invited to join the organizers for a relaxing and a reflective week. More details from John Keily 069-76253 or 087-6751795