The death has taken place unexpectedly of Mary Normoyle-Sheehy (nee O’Riordan, Glenville, Ardagh, on Wednesday 18th September in Beaumont Hospital, Dublin.  She was a native of Monamohill, in her seventies, and a housewife and homemaker. Large crowds called to her residence where she lay in repose on Friday 20th September, from 5pm-9pm, to pay their respects to the family. Her remains arrived for 11.30am Requiem Mass at Saint Colman’s Church Kilcolman on Saturday morning last. Fr Denis Mullane, concelebrated with assistance from Fr Pat Bluett, Newcastle West, Fr Paddy Bowen, Athea and Fr Larry Madden, Ardagh/Carrigkerry. Family members participated in the readings, prayers of the faithful and the offertory. The gifts taken to the Altar before the Mass commenced gave us an insight into Mary’s interests in life. The pride she took in taking care of her family and the warm welcome that awaited people that called to visit. Mary and family enjoyed the dancing and the entertainment on offer in Stack’s Lounge, and Moran’s Tavern over the years. Sadly many from that era that were seated near the stage, have now passed to their eternal reward. Mary was laid to rest in Kilcolman Cemetery on Saturday 21st September.  The Carrigkerry Wrenboys gave Mary a rousing send off with a selection of music at the grave side.  She will be sadly missed by family neighbours and friends. We extend our sympathy to her husband Paddy, daughters Bernadette, Margaret, and Marian, sons Thomas and PJ, grandchildren and extended family members, neighbours and friends. May she rest in Peace.

The death has taken place of Patrick (Paddy) Dowling Cooleybrown, Ardagh, peacefully at his residence on Thursday 19th September.  He was a member of the farming community and he was 75 years old. He was married to Betty for 45 years and they raised seven children in challenging times and worked side by side on the farm. Paddy was a private person and a storyteller who was highly regarded for his hard work and principles. He liked all sports shooting hurling and in retirement a game of golf with his friends in nearby Rathgoonan. He was a member of the Ardagh hurling team that lost to Adare in the 1964 West Junior Hurling Final. He lay in repose at Saint Kyran’s Church Coolcappa, on Saturday 21st September from 5.30pm -8.30, pm, and large crowds attended to pay their respects to the family. Fr Denis Mullane, and Fr Austin McNamara, family friend concelebrated his Requiem Mass on Sunday morning at 10.30am, before a large attendance. Family members participated in the readings, prayers of the faithful, and the offertory, and Ann-Marie and Michelle supplied very appropriate hymns and music. Paidi on behalf of the family delivered a well composed and deserving tribute to Paddy before the final prayers. Paddy was laid to rest in Kilscannell Cemetery close to his home on Sunday 22nd September. It was a warm sunny day that Paddy would have cherished ideal for farming or a game of golf. We extend our sympathy to his wife Betty, sons Paidi, Donncha, Ken, and John, daughters Theresa, Mairead, and Anne, grandchildren, sisters Marie, Theresa, and Birdie, and extended family members, neighbours, and friends. Paddies work is now done May he rest in Peace.

The following are the Lottery results from Neary’s Bar, Ardagh, on Monday 16th September. The numbers drawn were 2,11,18,25, and there was no Jackpot winner. Congratulations to the lucky dip winners as follows. €60 Karen O’Connor, Carrigkerry. €60 Teresa Flavin c/o Catherine. €60 Hannie Dalton c/o Moore’s. €30 Eamonn Falahee c/o Tom. €30 Yvonne Murphy c/o Josephine. €30 B. O’Connor and Josie. Next week’s draw will be held in Reen’s Bar, Ardagh and the Jackpot will be €6,400.

Congratulations and best wishes in the future to Liam Enright from nearby Clounleharde who recently celebrated his 88th birthday. He is a regular Mass attender at Saint Mary’s Church Carrigkerry.

West Limerick Community Radio would like to thank all the people who contributed to their church gate collections held in Ardagh/Carrigkerry on Saturday/Sunday 7/8 September. Thanks also to the volunteers who stood at the tables and Fr Madden for allowing the collection to be held.  The amount collected in Ardagh was €155.53 and the amount collected in Carrigkerry was €199.52 giving a combined total of €355.05

Congratulations to Michael Steele, Ardagh who won the open singles competition at Newcastle West Golf Club on Thursday 5th September.

Saint Kieran’s lost to Feenagh Kilmeedy by 0-11 to 0-10 in the West Junior B Football Championship semi final at Knockaderry Gaelic Grounds on Saturday 14th September. It was a well contested encounter on a perfect playing surface, on a lovely sunny warm calm evening. The teams were level at seven points each at half time, and again close to the finish before two late points gave Feenagh Kilmeedy victory. TEAM Tommy Quinn, James Morrisroe, Paul O’Connor, Ivan Neary, James O’Connor, Gavin Hayes, Tomas Moran, John O’Connor, Sean Windle, Mark Collins, Chris Madigan, 0-1 Owen Hayes, Seamus Mangan, 0-3 Patrick Brouder, Anthony Liston, 0-3 Subs Ian Mackessey, Diarmuid Crowley, 0-2 Conor O’Mahoney, Nicky Kelly,  0-1 Seán O’Connor.

Saint Kieran’s defeated Ballysteen by 1-7 to 0-8 in the quarter final of the Limerick County Senior Football Championship at Mick Neville Park Rathkeale, on Friday 20th September. The sides were level at 3 points each at half time, and it took a late Darragh Treacy goal to decide the issue. They will meet the holders Drom-Broadford in the semi final.

Carrig Celtic defeated Shannonside FC 4-2 on penalties after a 4-4 draw in the FAI Junior Cup at home on Sunday 15th September. Seán McSweeney, 2 Mark Collins, and Seán O’Connor, scored their goals.

Old Mill lost 5-0 away to Killeaney in Division 1 of the Desmond League.

Creeves Celtic defeated Adare Utd 4-2 at home in Division 2 with goals from James Bridgeman, 2 Seamus Mangan, and Jamie Ruttle.

Carrig Celtic B lost 4-1 away to Ballingarry B in Division 3 and Creeves Celtic B lost 9-2 at home to Knockaderry also in Division 3 with Jamie O’Connor, and Jason Ahern scoring their goals.

A reminder to tune into West Limerick Community Radio on Sunday morning’s at 10am to hear Sacred Space. It is presented by John Keily from Ardagh, and Lorraine Buckley and it deals with the religious matters of the week.

Airtricity which is powered by SSE would like to invite applications from community based projects in the locality of its Tournafulla, Rathcahill and Dromada, Wind Farms. Applications will be accepted within a 20kms radius of the wind farms for projects that have an energy efficiency or sustainability theme but preference will be given to projects within 5kms of the wind farms. The closing date for the Telephone: 01 655 6556 Email: [email protected]

Trad for Trocaire is a fundraising and music week run by Trocaire and Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann from Friday 27thSeptember to Friday 4th October. Branches throughout the country will be holding fundraising events in aid of global poverty

The former employees of Neodata, Factory in Newcastle West are holding a gathering at the Devon Inn Hotel, Templeglantine, on Saturday 28th September from 9.30 pm. It will be an evening of chat, finger food and music and the admission is € 10. Further details from Margaret Foley on 087-6472604 or Margaret Sheehan on 087-2363033.

Knockfierna Heritage Society will hold their annual outing to Cahir Castle, the Swiss Cottage, Rock of Cashel, and Holy Cross Abbey on Sunday 29th September. The cost is € 20 and further information and booking from Pat O’Donovan on087-9977340.

West Limerick Community Radio are holding a car boot sale and indoor market at Newcastle West Community Centre on Sunday 29th September from 9am to 2pm. This is a fundraiser for the station who must raise 25% of their funds from fundraising events. Details on how to book a stall can be got from the radio station at 069-66200.

Saint Colman’s Church, Kilcolman is 100 years old this year having being officially opened on 10th August 1913 by Bishop O’Dwyer. To mark this milestone the current Bishop Brendan Leahy will celebrate a special Mass there on Sunday 29th September at All parishioners past and present are invited to attend. Refreshments will be available in the School grounds following the ceremony.  A booklet containing the Church/ Parish History will be available on the day for €5. DVDs of the occasion may also be ordered on the day. It promises to be a very happy occasion in the history of the parish.