Congratulations and best wishes to Edel Quinn, daughter of Gretta, and John, Glenbawn Carrigkerry and Desmond Bourke, son of Eileen, and Mike, Cappagh Askeaton, who were married in Loughill Church on Friday 3rd May. They held their reception in the Devon Inn Hotel Templeglantine.

Congratulations and best wishes to Marian Larkin, daughter of Anne, and Tom, Clounagh, Ardagh, and Peter O’Dea, Cappagh who were married in Saint Mary’s Church Dingle, County Kerry on Saturday 1stJune. They held their reception in the Skellig’s Hotel. The happy couple is spending their honeymoon in Italy.

Congratulations and best wishes in the future to Michael Flynn, Glensharrold who celebrated his 21stbirthday with family and friends at The Ballintemple Inn Newcastle West on Saturday 8th June.

Congratulations to two pupils from Kilcolman National School who received awards for their Limerick’s compositions at the recent Listowel Writers Week. Liam Kennedy won first prize for his Limerick ‘Pony’ and Tomas Culhane received second prize for his Limerick ‘The Gathering’.

A meeting of the Carrigkerry Playground committee was held in the Community Centre on Thursday 23rdMay. The attendance was brought up to date on the recent developments by the committee. The planning application has been published in the local press, and the planning notices put up on the proposed site. The final draft of the proposed playground amenity and the Campaign House Park were passed around for people to inspect, and comment on.

The Desmond Schoolboy’s/Girls League Awards Night were held in Rathkeale House Hotel on Saturday 8th June. Congratulations to all the winners and especially the locals who picked up awards. U-8 Div 4 Jake Moran Creeves Celtic. U-12 Div 2 Dylan Moloney Creeves Celtic. U-16 Div 2 Adam Kearns Creeves Celtic. U-16 Div 3 William Hurley Old Mill. U-14 Girls Div 1 Erin Hennessy Kilcolman Rovers.

The County Fleadh Cheoil hosted by Castleconnell/Herbertstown/Ahane took place in Mary Immaculate College, Limerick on the weekend of 31st May/3rd June. Congratulations to all the local competitors who   participated and won prizes, and qualified for the Munster finals in mid July.

Saint Kieran’s defeated Knockaderry by 0-12 to 1-6 in Round 4 of the West Junior B Hurling League. They will play Feohanagh in the West semi-final.

Saint Kieran’s play Caherline in Round 2 of the County Intermediate Hurling Championship in Mungret Gaelic Grounds on Friday 14th June at 7.30pm. 

We congratulate all the competitors and mentors who represented the Saint Kieran’s club in the National Community Games Finals held recently in Athlone.  The set dancers were medal winners in fourth place. TEAM Aishling   McEnery, Ciara Dineen, Molly McGrath, Molly Gleeson, Cathy Ambrose, Tara Geraghty, Arianne Reidy, Roisin Mann, and teacher John Stack. Roisin Ambrose was a member of the County girls U-14 mixed distance relay who was medal winners in fourth place.

The following are the Lottery results from Foley’s Bar, Reen’s, Ardagh, on Monday 3rd June. The numbers drawn were 5, 8, 16, 22, and there was no Jackpot winner. Congratulations to the lucky dip winners. 60 Aine and Peg O’Connor, Ardagh. 60 Pat/Mike/Mullane c/o Moore’s. 60 Aksanna Mikhalap c/o petrogas. 30 Ita Dineen c/o Curley’s. 30 John M O’Connor, Carrigkerry. 30 Eileen and Siobhan c/o Fitzsimons Printers. Next week’s draw will be held in Peadar’s Bar Ardagh, and the Jackpot will be 9,400.

We extend sympathy to Helena and Mike Flavin and family members on the death of Helena’s mother Joan Cronin, The Pound, Tullig North, Templeglantine. Helena is a member of the courteous staff of Newcastle West Library and Mike is a native of Carrigkerry. Joan was laid to rest in Saint Mary’s Cemetery Abbeyfeale on Thursday 6th June. May she rest in Peace.

Each year the People of the Year Awards, which are organized by Rehab and shown live on RTE 1 Television, shine a light on some of the many unsung heroes who are living in communities throughout Ireland. Nominations from all over Ireland are now sought to help to identify this year’s award recipients.  People who have done something extraordinary, made a real difference or gone above and beyond the call of duty can be nominated.  The organizers would also welcome nominations for the specific categories, Young Person of the Year, International Person of the Year, Sports Person of the Year, or Community Group of the Year. The closing date for entries is Friday 14th June. Nominations can be made at or by writing to People of the Year Awards, Rehab, Roslyn Park, Sandymount, and Dublin 4. The Awards will be presented live on RTE 1 Television on Saturday 14thSeptember.

People who may have a few Euros in their local Post Office or who hold Prize Bonds received bad news over the Bank Holiday weekend from our beloved Government. They announced further cuts to their saving products after recent pressure from our failed banks who demanded a level playing field.  The ordinary people of Ireland trust their Post Office and Credit Union where they are made welcome and treated with respect. People are not wanted in our Banks (which are still open) anymore and are directed to a machine to do their business. The staff has no say in the matter as they receive their orders from a higher authority. The elderly customers prefer to conduct their business with a staff member as their computer skills may be limited. The Banks aided by a poor performing Government treat the people who bailed them out with contempt.

Kilcolman Rovers soccer club commenced training sessions in Ardagh parish field on Saturday 8th June at 11am. Boys and girls aged 6/7 years are welcome and the sessions will be held each Saturday over the summer. Contact Bill Mc Mahon 087 2470968 for full details.

Creeves Celtic are holding their annual awards night at the Thatch Bar Newbridge on Friday 14th June at 8pm.

National Sunflower Days collections will be held on this Friday and Saturday 14th/15th June. The money raised will go to Milford Hospice Limerick, and all support welcomed and appreciated.

Places are now available for the summer camp at Ardagh Montessori School and enrolment for September 2013.For details and bookings phone 087-6814335 or 087- 2345626.

The Saint Kieran’s G.A.A. Cúl Camp will be held in Coolcappagh from Monday 1st July to Friday 5th July. The booking forms will be available at a later date, but online booking is available A saving of 5 with the code from promotional packs of Kellogg’s Cornflakes and Rice Krispies.

The Kilcolman Community Creche Summer Camp will be held from Monday 22nd July to Friday 26th July. The camp will be suitable for school going children, with lots of activities such as sport arts and crafts and lots more to enjoy. It will commence at 9.15 am and will conclude at 3pm daily. The cost per child is € 90 and it will include a hot meal. For details and booking phone 069-60770.