The death has taken place of Sean Danagher, Glenville, Ardagh, and late of Creeves Quarry on Friday March 28th, at University Hospital Limerick. He was in his early eighties and a retired publican, and businessman. He was one of three in family and from Ashgrove, Old Mill. He was educated in Ballyloughane School and his early introduction to work was drawing gravel in a lorry around the West Limerick area. He married Theresa over 50 years ago and they were blessed with Marie, Bernadette, and John. They bought Flanagan’s Pub in Main Street Ardagh, and combined it with running Creeves Quarry. Sean was a community person and he was involved in the majority of organizations around the parish Ardagh Development Ass, Ardagh Hall Committee, Ardagh/Carrigkerry Senior Citizen’s Chairperson, Saint Kieran’s G.A.A. Club, to name a few. His relaxed style and wisdom had a calming effect at meetings, and his wit and many sayings came to the fore. He overcame a mayor health scare many years ago and recovered well to remain involved in everyday life. He was out and about and attended Mass in Ardagh Church as recent as Saint Patrick’s Day.

He lay in repose at his residence on Saturday March 29th from 4pm to 8pm. His remains arrived on Sunday for Requiem Mass in Saint Molua’s Church, Ardagh at 1pm. It was concelebrated by Fr Larry Madden, Fr Jeremiah Keane, Fr Willie O’Gorman, Fr Denis Mullane, and Fr Tony Mullins. A number of symbols associated with Sean’s life were taken to the altar before the Mass commenced and family members participated in the readings, prayers of the faithful, and the offertory gifts. A family friend paid a nice tribute to Sean before the final prayers. The hymns and traditional tunes were uplifting and appropriate as Sean liked the music and hosted many Irish Nights in their pub. The attendance was large and representative on both days and he will be sadly missed by all who knew him. Sean was laid to rest in the local cemetery on Sunday March 30th. We extend our sympathy to his wife Theresa, daughters Marie, and Bernadette, son John sister Mary brother Tom, grandchildren, sons-in-law, daughter-in-law, nephews, nieces, cousins, relatives and friends. May he rest in Peace.

The death has taken place of Patrick (PJ) O’Grady Saint Mary’ Terrace, Carrigkerry and late of Baggotstown, Bruff peacefully at Kerry General Hospital Tralee, on Sunday March30th. He was born on October 16th 1934 and he was baptized in Dromin Church. He worked in the building industry in England in his young days, and he was known as a hard worker. The family lived in Cahermoyle, Ardagh before their move to Saint Mary’s Terrace in Carrigkerry.  He was a well built man who possessed great strength which he used to good effect in his daily work. He cut a lot of timber in his day and he was a good man in the bog, and it was nice to hear The Old Bog Road played at his funeral mass. PJ was always taking the local people to do their shopping in recent years, and this service will be badly missed. He liked the Cheltenham races, and the music and having a social drink with friends and he will be missed by family and by all his neighbours and friends.

He lay in repose at his son Mike’s residence Carrigkerry on Tuesday April 1st from 6pm to 8pm.His remains arrived at Saint Mary’s Church Carrigkerry for 11.30am Mass on Wednesday morning which was concelebrated by Fr Joe Foley P.P. Abbeyfeale, and Fr Larry Madden P.P. Ardagh/Carrigkerry. A number of symbols associated with PJ’s life were taken to the altar before the Mass commenced and family members participated in the readings, prayers of the faithful, and the offertory gifts. A family member thanked all the medical people who looked after PJ during his short illness and everybody who supported them. PJ was laid to rest in Bruff Cemetery on Wednesday April 2nd.We extend our sympathy to his wife Maureen, daughter, Mary,  sons, John, Joe, Tom and Mike, sister Kitty, brother Tim, daughters-in-law, son-in-law, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, other relatives and friends. May he rest in Peace.

The death has taken place of Nell (Ellen) Copse (nee Sheehy), Ballyloughane, Carrigkerry at 4 Saint Mary’s Terrace, Carrigkerry peacefully on Monday March 31st. She was a native of Glenduff, Athea, and one of a family of nine girls and one boy. She went to Clash School, and worked out in service with farmers, before her marriage to Mick. They moved to Ballyloughane, where they spent the majority of their 59 years of married life.  Nell was a housewife, and home maker to their children Michael, Nan, John, and Pat. She liked her flower garden, music and dancing attending matches, and her weekly visits to the Social Club in Ardagh. She took a great interest in her grandchildren and supported them in their activities be it social or sporting. She was blessed with strong faith and prayer, mass, and the church meant a lot to her.

She lay in repose at her daughter   Nan’s residence in Carrigkerry on Wednesday April 2nd from 5pm to 8pm.  Her  remains arrived at Saint Mary’s Church Carrigkerry for 11.30am Mass on Thursday morning which was concelebrated by Fr Larry Madden, and Fr Dan Lane, Ballingarry. A number of symbols associated with Nell’s life were taken to the altar before the Mass commenced. They included dancing shoes, football, heart shaped flower bouquet, and prayer book. Family members participated in the readings, prayers of the faithful, and the offertory gifts. Her grandson Stephen thanked all the medical people who looked after Nell during her illness and everybody who supported them.  The hymns from Margaret were uplifting and appropriate for Nell who was laid to rest in Holy Cross Cemetery Athea on Thursday April 3rd. We extend our sympathy to her husband Mick, sons Michael, John and Patrick, daughter Nan, son-in-law, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, sister Liz, sisters-in-law, brother-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives, neighbours and friends. May she rest in Peace.

Congratulations to Josephine Ward, Saint Mary’s Terrace, Carrigkerry who won € 20,000 in the Late Late Show phone in quiz on Friday March 28th.

The fourth draw in the Carrig Celtic 300 soccer club draw was held in Moore’s Bar, Carrigkerry on Sunday March 30th. Congratulations to the lucky winners as follows. €1,000 Raymond Brouder, Jnr Knocknagun, Carrigkerry.  €250 Karl Hartnett, Monagea. €50 each to Bernie O’Flynn, Newcastle West, Gerard Guina, Carrigkerry and Elaine Ahern, McSweeney, Kilcolman

The following are the Lottery results from Foley’s Bar, Reen’s, Ardagh, on Monday March 31st. The numbers drawn were 7,17,18,26, and there was no Jackpot winner. Congratulations to the lucky dip winners €60 Annette Galvin, c/o Peadar’s. €60 Ardagh Hall Lottery c/o Patsy. €60 Marie Thompson c/o Peadar’s. €30 Tom Brosnan c/o Josie. €30 Mary O’Connor c/o Mrs. Dineen. €30 Séan and Kerry c/o Josie. Next week’s Jackpot will be €11,600 and the draw will be held in Neary’s Bar Ardagh.

Carrig Celtic drew 3-3 at home to Abbeyfeale Utd in the Premier Division of the Desmond League on Sunday March 30th. Seanie King, Anthony Molyneaux, and Sean Mc Sweeney scored the goals.

Old Mill lost 3-1 away to Glantine in Division 1 of the Desmond League, with Paddy Histon on target.

Creeves Celtic lost 4-1 at home to Rockhill Rovers in Round 3 of the Desmond Cup, with James Naughton scoring their goal.

Creeves Celtic B defeated Shannonside B 4-2 away in Division 3 of the Desmond League. Denis Nestor, 3 and Mark Hennessy scored their goals.

Carrig Celtic B lost 3-2 at home to Ballingarry B in Group B of the Division 3 League Cup. Brian Byrnes scored both their goals.


Johnny McCarthy was a member of the Limerick football team that defeated Offaly by 1-13 to 1-12 in Round 6 of Division 3 of the National Football League at O’Connor Park Tullamore on Sunday March 30th.

Saint Kieran’s lost to Drom-Broadford by 1-8 to 0-4 in Group 1 of Division 1 of the County Football League played in Dromcollogher Gaelic Grounds on Saturday March 29th.

Eilish Casey from the Saint Kieran’s club was Bean a Tí at the Munster Senior Scór Finals at the Concert Hall UL on Sunday March 30th.

Alva Neary was a member of the Limerick team, and Mai Kennelly a panel member, that defeated Antrim by 2-11 to 2-10 in Division 4 of the Ladies National Football League in Feenagh on Sunday March 30th.

Saint Kieran’s defeated Shannon Gaels by 3-7 to 0-6 in Round 1 of Division 2C in the U-16 County Football Championship.

A social dance in aid of the Dromcollogher Respite Centre will be held on Friday 11th April in Dromcollogher Community Hall at 9.30pm.  A raffle will be held and refreshments will be served during the night. The music will be supplied by a variety of artists and admission is € 5 and all are welcome.

Coolcappa Parent’s Association will hold a fundraising dance featuring Crystal Swing from Cork in the Rathkeale House Hotel on Friday 11th April. Tickets are € 15 each and can be got from members of the Parents Association. The Parents Association which was formed in 2012 have previously and successfully organized a used clothes collection, fun run, table quiz, and sale of work. The funds raised to date have financed the painting of the exterior and interior of the school, and laid carpet and erected shelving for the junior classroom. They have also purchased new reading material for the library and paid for a percolation test on the school site. They are fundraising at present to purchase  IPads for use in the classroom.

St Ita’s AFC will hold a Mass Rock Cycling Challenge in association with its Jean Anne and family charity fund on this Saturday 12th April starting in Raheenagh with registration at 8.30am. Entry fee is €25 with U-16s € 15 and refreshments will be provided before and after the race. The fund was set up by the club to help Jean Anne Sheehy from Carrigkerry and her partner Declan Lenihan from Feohanagh and their two children. An account has been set up in Newcastle West in Bank of Ireland and Desmond Credit Union, and support would be greatly appreciated.