Congratulations to Mary and Noel Woulfe and family Dunganville, Ardagh, who recently won the Newcastle West Golf Club Lottery Jackpot of €20,000 and John Curley from Ardagh who sold the winning ticket.

The following are the lottery results from The Thatch Bar Newbridge on Monday April 28th. The numbers drawn were 4,14,15,19, and there was no Jackpot winner. Congratulations to the lucky dip winners €60 Barry/Fiona, and Noel c/o Stephen Kennelly. €60 Kitty Moloney c/o Curleys. €60 Harry Moore c/o Lynch’s. €30 Sean Geoghegan c/o Lee’s. €30 Nancy Barrett c/o Moloney’s. €30 D Woulfe c/o Lyons. Next week’s Jackpot will be €12,400 and the draw will be held at Neary’s Bar, Ardagh.

The fifth and final Carrig Celtic 300 Club draw was held at Moore’s Bar, Carrigkerry on Sunday April 27th. Congratulations to the following lucky winners. €1,000. Sean Flaherty, Glenbawn. €250 John and Mary Goulding, Carrigkerry.  €50 each to Maurice Stack c/o Pallas Foods, Ann Shields, Glensharrold, and Criona O’Sullivan, Carrigkerry. The club would like to thank all the people who supported the draw.

Congratulations and best wishes to Ann O’Donnell, Coolcappa and Martin Kelly, County Cavan who were married in Saint Kyran’s Church, Coolcappa on Friday April 25th. The reception was held in the Radisson Blu Hotel, Limerick.

Saint Kieran’s defeated Adare by 1-13 to 1-9 in Group 1 of Round 1 of the Limerick County Senior Football Championship at wet and windy Bog Garden Rathkeale on Saturday April 26th. They led by 1-5 to 0-5 at half time with Anthony Molyneaux scoring their goal. They dominated the third quarter to extend their lead further, and despite a late rally by Adare held out for a comfortable win. Ballysteen, Fr Casey’s, Newcastle West and Galbally are also in the Group with the three top teams advancing to the knock out stages. TEAM: Patrick Histon, James Windle, Paudie Mc Carthy, Kevin Meade, Maurice Shine, Johnny McCarthy, Diarmuid Carroll, Timmy Carroll, Darragh Treacy, 0-2 (Captain) Jack Ben Harnett, Brendan McCarthy, John Doyle, 0-1 Donie Nolan, Sean Mc Sweeney, 0-7 Anthony Molyneaux, 1-3 Subs Ray Cahill, Mike Flynn, Diarmuid Crowley, Paddy Downes, Mike Windle, John O’Connor, Tommy Quinn.

Saint Kieran’s lost to Saint Senan’s by 0-11 to 2-4 in Round 2 of the West Junior B Football League played in Foynes on Tuesday April 22nd.

Askeaton/Saint Kieran’s were defeated by Granagh/Ballingarry/Croagh/Kilfinny by 2-13 to 2-7 in Round 1 of the West Minor A and B Hurling Championship in Ballingarry on Thursday April 24th.

Saint Kieran’s were defeated by Galbally by 1-8 to 0-7 in the Feile Peil Na Nóg U14 A Football Final in Claughaun Gaelic Grounds, on Sunday April 27th.

The Saint Kieran’s club are planning to hold a fundraising scrap metal collection, and if people have any they want to dispose of they can contact Sean Windle on 087-2520227 or Ivan Neary on 087-6577541

Carrig Celtic defeated Athea United 5-0 away in the Desmond Premier Division League Cup semi final on Sunday April 27th. Sean McSweeney 2 Seanie King 2 and an own goal made up the scoring and the team will play Abbeyfeale United in the final.

Creeves Celtic lost 3-2 at home to Feenagh in Division 2 of the Desmond League, with Shane Lynch, and James Naughton scoring their goals. Creeves Celtic B lost 4-1 at home to Newcastle West Rovers B in Group A of the Division 3 League Cup.

Congratulations to Saint Kieran’s Community Games members on their recent success in the Swim B Competition, held in Askeaton Pool on Sunday April 27th. The club would like to thank all the people who supported their recent Church gate collection in Ardagh, Carrigkerry Coolcappa, and Kilcolman.

 Congratulations to Bridie Sheehy, and Mary Aherne O’Connor, who were prizewinners at the Flag Floor card game held on Wednesday April 23rd.

The dump in Gortadroma on the Kilcolman/Ballyhahill border closed to commercial customers on Monday April 14th after providing the service since 1990. They will continue to accept household waste from private householders for the immediate future. The news is to be welcomed as it was a blot on the local landscape, and an annoyance to local residents with increased traffic levels, and fly infestation.  The odours from the dump were not good for people’s health and the discharges bad for fish stocks.

 Congratulations to the students of Desmond College, Newcastle West on their success at the Regional Junior Enterprise Awards. The transition year students beat 45 other groups to secure an award in the Junior Achievement Company of the Year 2014 Competition held in Galway. The five members Eoghan O’Keeffe, and James O’Connor, from Kilcolman, Julie Cantillion, Kiara Carroll, and Shane Hennessy designed a product to help golfers retrieve a ball from the hole without bending down. They call it the Crow Pick and we wish them success in the national final in Dublin on Monday 12th May.

The arrival of the swallows and the cuckoo is always looked forward to around the countryside, and glad to report they are back with us again for the summer months. The swallows were a little late coming this year, but the cuckoo was heard around the locality on Sunday April 20th.

The Ardagh Chalice Project, Committee has been granted € 500 from Limerick County Council sporting and cultural committee.  It is welcome news for the committee members who are fund raising at present to put in place a plaque and monument in the Church grounds commemorating the finding of the Ardagh Chalice in 1868.

A reminder that Trocaire Boxes should be returned to the Churches during Masses as soon as possible so that the money can be sent abroad to help those in need. All donations will make a difference and 92 cents from every euro goes on direct charitable expenditure.  Two euro a day will support a community to install an irrigation system or water pump. This will help families to increase their harvest from one to two a year and free up children’s valuable time from fetching water so they can attend school. Two euro a day will provide goats or chickens for a family ensuring they have a source of food and income in times of drought. Two euro a day will help families living in areas prone to drought to plant drought tolerant crops, ensuring they can grow their own food and earn an income. People are asked to convert small coin into larger denominations if at all possible.

The Limerick Citizen Information Service in the Weigh House Newcastle West have announced the following opening hours. Tuesday’s Wednesday’s, Thursday’s and Friday’s from 10.30am to 2pm. They can be contacted by Tel 0761-07-5820 E-mail

The West Limerick Indoor Bowls Club would welcome new members and spectators. They meet up each Thursday evening at 7.30pm in Halla Tadhg Gaelach Tournafulla. There is no age limit and flat shoes must be worn while playing. Additional information can be got by calling069-81936.

West Limerick 102 Community Radio has announced details for their Miss West Limerick 2014 Contest which will be held in the summer. It is open to ladies between the ages of 18 and 28 and the winner will walk away with some fantastic prizes. Each contestant is entered by a business or local Community Group and if interested contact the Radio Station on 069-66200.

Limerick County Council wish to advise all registered community groups tidy town’s committees and residents associations that application forms and particulars are now available for the Limerick in Bloom Competition. The initiative is to encourage community involvement in the improvement and enhancement of the visual impact of settlements by means of flower, tree and shrub planting. The judging will take place from mid July to mid August and an Awards Ceremony will be held in the autumn, where cash prizes will be made to each category winner and to the overall winner. The application forms and details are available from Customer Service, Limerick County Council, County Hall, Dooradoyle, County Limerick. Phone 061-496200 or email [email protected] The closing date for entry to the competition is Wednesday 28th May

Kilcolman National School fund raising committee will be having a scrap metal collection on the weekend of the 10th/11th May, to raise funds for the new school building. People who may have any unwanted scrap metal please contact the following to arrange collection or drop off. Marion 087- 7901425, Julia 087-6565989, Linda 086-8886065. The committee will appreciate any donations of scrap material and support for the fundraiser.