By Tom Aherne

The following are the Lottery results from Neary’s Bar, Ardagh, on Monday September 22nd. The numbers drawn were 10,11,18,19, and there was no Jackpot winner. Congratulations to the lucky dip winners as follows: €60 Mrs. Treacy, Ardagh. €60 Todd Ambrose, Dunganville. €60 John Keane, Old Mill. €30 Margaret Sheehan. €30 Seamus Ambrose, Ardagh. €30 Marita Davis, Ardagh. Next week’s Jackpot will be €5,400 and the draw will be held in Reen’s Bar, Ardagh.

Saint Kieran’s went under to Saint Patrick’s by 5-7 to 1-13 in the quarter final of the Limerick Senior Football Championship at sun drenched Fitzgerald Park Kilmallock on Saturday September 20th. They were chasing the game from the throw in, after conceding an early goal. They responded to draw level midway through the half but they never led. They conceded two more goals and trailed by five points at half time. The City side held the upper hand again on resumption and they were able to get scores far easier than the local side. Goals win matches and they added two more to seal victory and book a semi final place against Father Casey’s.

TEAM: Patrick Histon, Gavin Hayes, Paudie McCarthy, Kevin Meade, 0-1 Johnny McCarthy, Diarmuid Carroll, Michael Flynn, John Doyle, Darragh Treacy, 0-2 Jack Ben Harnett, Anthony Molyneaux, 0-1 Brendan McCarthy, 0-1 Sean Mc Sweeney,0-6 Timmy Carroll, Ray Cahill,1-1 Subs Mossie Shine, Niall O’Shea,0-1 Diarmuid Crowley, John O’Connor. Manager Kieran Madigan, Trainer Padraig Dillon, Selectors Noel Broderick, Padraig Dillon, Tommy Greaney, Mike Meade, First-aid Timmy Madigan.

Ballysteen defeated Saint Kieran’s by 0-10 to 0-9 in the replay of the West Limerick Junior B Football Championship played in Quaid Park, Coolyroe, on Saturday September 20th. It was a perfect evening for football and it was another close and exciting contest with never more than a kick of a ball between two committed teams. Saint Kieran’s led by four points to three at half time with the impressive Seamus Mangan kicking all four. He increased their lead on resumption, and Sean O’Connor added another from a free.  A black card issued to Patrick Windle had a major bearing on proceedings as Ballysteen took advantage of his absence at centre field.

Ballysteen hit a purple patch kicking four points from the 12th to the 18th minute, to move ahead for the first time in the match. They had a player sent off in the 20th minute but they continued to dominate adding two more points. Saint Kieran’s came back strong and Seamus Mangan pointed two frees, and Patrick Liston kicked one from play to level the contest with time up. Ballysteen with a point from play well into injury time sealed their win and left Saint Kieran’s disappointed not having taken the game to extra time.

TEAM: Tommy Quinn, James Morrisroe,  Conor O’Mahoney, (Captain) Michael  Steele, Paul O’Connor, James O’Connor, Ian Mackessy, Patrick Windle, Aengus Gannon, Seamus Mangan, 0-7 Nicky Kelly, Sean O’Connor, 0-1 Anthony Liston, Chris Madigan,  Michael Enright,  Subs Patrick Liston,0-1  Raymond Brouder, Owen Hayes. Selectors Patrick Windle, John Doyle, Tony Doyle, and Patrick Histon.

Saint Kieran’s lost to Galbally by 3-6 to 1-4 in the County U-14 Football Championship Division 1 Semi Final at Mick Neville Park Rathkeale, on Saturday September 20th.

A number of trees were uprooted in Carrigkerry Church grounds during the violent storm on Wednesday February 12th. They were cut down apart from the trees surrounding the outline walls, by a tree felling company on September 18th /19th.  The well crafted 136 year old limestone cut church stands out now as a result of the tree clearance.

Congratulations to John Mulvihill, and Vinnie Wrenn, who were prize winners at the card game held in Shanagolden Hall on Friday September 19th.

Carrig Celtic defeated Ballysteen 5-4 on penalties after a 1-1 draw at home in round 1 of the Munster Junior Cup on Sunday September 21st.  Seanie King scored their goal. Old Mill lost 5-0 at home to Rathkeale in the preliminary round.

Creeves Celtic defeated Kilcornan 3-0 away in Division 2 of the Desmond League with James Naughton scoring two.  Carrig Celtic lost 1-0 away to Glantine B in Division 3.

To mark the 35th anniversary of the visit of Saint John Paul II to Limerick in 1979 Mass will be celebrated in Saint Joseph’s Church Limerick on this Thursday 2nd October at 7.30pm, and all are welcome.

Kilcolman Community Creche will be holding their A.G.M. on this Thursday 2nd October at 8pm in the crèche, and all are welcome.  There are still some pre-school places available, and information from Gráinne on 069-60770.

The Irish Cancer Society have launched their new breast cancer campaign, ‘’Paint It Pink’’ calling on men and women throughout Ireland to come together this October in the fight against breast cancer. People can organize a big or small event to Paint It Pink on Friday 3rd October, and raise money for the Society.

GOAL Jersey Day is on this Friday 3rd October, and all schools, colleges, and companies, are asked to wear their favourite sports jersey on this day and make a contribution to GOAL’S work in the developing world. GOAL is doing great work with some of the most vulnerable people in the world and this day has proved very popular and has raised much needed funds in the past. To sign up, e-mail [email protected] or call 01-2809779. For further information visit

Packets of Christmas Cards in aid of Carrigkerry Playground Committee are currently on sale in Moloney’s Shop Carrigkerry and Curleys Post Office, Ardagh. The playground is on hold at present awaiting their application for grant funding from West Limerick Recourses. The fund raising continues to provide matching funds when grant money will come through.

A local person is interested in setting up a walking group from Ardagh Community Centre on Sunday mornings commencing at 10.30am. He proposes to walk from Ardagh to Newcastle West along the Great Southern Trail route which is 4.5k and interested people should assemble at the Centre and all are welcome including children in buggies etc.

West Limerick 102 FM Community Radio are holding a Car Boot Sale and Indoor Market at Newcastle West Community Centre on Sunday 5th October from 8am to 2pm. To book a stall contact the Radio Station at 069-66200 All support will be greatly appreciated.

Beginning Experience is a specially designed support programme for men and women who have suffered the loss of a spouse by death separation, or divorce, to work through the grief process and to discover for themselves that merely existing in life can be transformed into living a new life though a different one. The next weekend is being held in the Ennismore Retreat Centre, Cork from Friday 17th to Sunday 19th October. For application forms and further details contact 087-9886480 or email[email protected]