By Tom Aherne

Congratulations and best wishes in the future to Damien Nolan, Kilcolman and Katie Collins, Ballymacave, Croagh who were married in St John the Baptist Church, Croagh, on Friday August 28. The celebrant was Fr Eugene Boyce and the reception was held in the Devon Inn Hotel.

Michael O’Connor, the former St Kieran’s player, from Glenville, Ardagh, held his Captain’s Prize, at Newcastle West Golf Club, in Rathgoonan, Ardagh, on Saturday August 29 and Sunday August 30. Congratulations to Maurice Windle, from Ardagh, a former team mate, with St Kieran’s, who was the winner with a score of 63 net.

Congratulations to Nora Quaid (O’Connor) a native of Glenastar, Ardagh who won the Ladies Competition, at Ballybunion Golf Club, on Sunday, August 30th.

The Limerick GAA Club draw for August was held at Limerick Live 95 FM during the sports programme on Saturday, August 29.  The Saint Kieran’s club had two winners. Congratulations to Mary Aherne O’Connor, Boughill Bó, Kilcolman, who won €250 and Willie McMahon, Kilcolman, who won €250. The next draw will be held at the same venue on Saturday 26th September.

The following are the Lottery results from Foley’s Bar, Reens, on Monday August 31. The numbers drawn were 6, 8, 16, 23, and there was no Jackpot winner. Congratulations to the lucky dip winners as follows. €60 Anthony Barrett, c/o Nora Dineen. €60 Amanda Kinsella, Old Mill. €60 Tommy Mullins, c/o Nora Dineen. €30 Ita Kirk, Reens. €30 Meabh, Conor, and Eoghan. €30 Eamon O’Connor, c/o Moloney’s. Next week’s draw will be held in Peadar’s Bar and the Jackpot will be €6,200.

St Kieran’s defeated St Senan’s by 2-13 to 0-6 in the West Minor B Football Championship semi-final re-fixture on Tuesday, September 1st. They will play Granagh-Ballingarry-Banogue in the final on this Friday 11th September at 6.15pm in Foynes. The best of luck to all involved with the team.

Saint Kieran’s defeated Fr Caseys by 4-9 to 1-6 in the County Division 2 U-16 Football Championship playoff to progress to the semi-final.

Seamus O’Donnell, the former St Kieran’s and Limerick player, was the trainer of the Cappagh team that defeated Monagea by 2-13 to 2-10 in the West Junior A Football Championship Final at Askeaton, on Saturday August 29.

Daniel Geraghty from Ardagh N.S. and St Kieran’s participated in the Go Games in Croke Park during the interval of the Dublin and Mayo All Ireland Football semi-final on Sunday August 30.

Jason Mullins was the referee in charge of the Kerry Senior Hurling Championship semi-final between Kilmoyley, and Ballyduff which was played in Abbeydorney on Sunday August 30.

Carrig Celtic defeated Rathkeale B 4-3 away in Division 1 of the Desmond League on Sunday August 30. Ray Cahill, 2 Seanie King, and Sean McSweeney, scored the goals. In Division 2 Old Mill lost 4-0 at home to Bally Rovers, and won 2-1 at home to St Ita’s. Creeves Celtic defeated Ballysteen 7-0 at home, and they lost 2-1 away to Adare. In Division 3 Carrig Celtic B lost 8-0 away to Ballingarry B.

Mattie Histon, Kilcolman, on behalf of Drivewise School of Motoring recently presented a set of jerseys to Broadford handball club members before they travelled to Calgary, Canada, to participate in the World Handball Championships.

A reminder to all members of the Carrigkerry Gun Club that the insurance membership cards are now ready for collection. The club would like to thank the landowners for the continued use of their lands during the shooting season, which opens for pheasants on Sunday 1st November. The members are asked to respect people’s property at all times and to be safety aware. Cards can be collected from Mike, whose contact no is 087-9562101.

The set dancing resumed at the Ballintemple Inn Newcastle West on Tuesday September 8. It is a great social occasion and it provides lots of exercise for people for the winter months. The set dancing takes place each Tuesday from 8.30pm and all are welcome.

Mike Flynn, the Saint Kieran’s player, has announced the following keep fit classes for the coming months. Women’s class in Carrigkerry Community Centre on Monday’s from 7-8pm. Women’s class in Ardagh Community Centre on Wednesday’s from 8-9pm. Men’s class in Ardagh Community Centre on Thursday’s from 7.30-8.30pm. Women’s class in Ardagh Community Centre on Friday’s from 7-8pm. The classes commence on Monday, September 14. The fee is €6, pay as you go per class and all are welcome.

We welcome Fr Tim Curtin, Parish Priest of Coolcappa/Kilcolman as administrator of Ardagh/Carrigkerry parish to take effect from Monday, 14th September.  A new mass time schedule has been agreed as follows and will take effect in Ardagh/Carrigkerry from 19th/20th September.

Winter Time: 1st October to 31st March

Saturday’s Vigil Mass:

St Kyran’s Church Coolcappa 6pm and St Molua’s Church Ardagh 7.30pm.

Sunday Mass: St Colman’s Church Kilcolman 10am and St Mary’s Church Carrigkerry 11.30am.

Summer Time: 1st April to 30th September.

Saturday’s Vigil Mass:

St Mary’s Church Carrigkerry 6pm and St Colman’s Church Kilcolman at 7.30pm.

Sunday Mass: St Kyran’s Church Coolcappa 10am and St Molua’s Church Ardagh at 11.30am.

Holy Days will be the same as Saturday and Sunday Masses.

Weekday Masses: at 9.30am as follows. Monday, Ardagh, Tuesday, Coolcappa, Thursday, Carrigkerry and Friday, Kilcolman.

Baptisms by appointment with Fr Curtin.

Ardagh/Carrigkerry parish will now be in the Knockpatrick cluster area with Coolcappa/Kilcolman.

The summer is over and the schools have re-opened and we welcome autumn and look forward to a better run of weather. It was a most disappointing summer with a lack of sunshine and warm dry weather. Apart from a few weeks in June it was a wash out and it curtailed many people from engaging in activities, be it work or leisure related.

Sacred Space, the religious programme, is presented by John Keily from Ardagh, and his fellow presenters each Sunday morning from 10am to 11am on West Limerick 102 Community Radio.

West Limerick Indoor Bowls Club meet each Thursday evening at 7.30pm in Tournafulla Hall. If you would like to learn more about the game please contact the club on 069-81936 or 069-76824.

The annual Ardagh/Carrigkerry parish pilgrimage to Knock takes place on Saturday, 12th September. For additional information, and booking please contact John Joe at 069-76280.

The annual national pilgrimage in honour of St Pio will take place at Knock Shrine on Sunday, 20th September. For more details contact Pat Dalton, on 069-62306

Monagea Rambling House takes place on Monday, September 14 with host Ita McQuinn.  A big welcome awaits all singers, musicians, dancers, storytellers and people who just like the entertainment on offer. A most enjoyable evening is promised and refreshments are served.

Culture Night Limerick 2015 will be held from 5pm to 10 pm on Friday, 19th September. Over 80 cultural events for all ages will be held throughout Limerick in museums, libraries, heritage centres, art galleries, theatres and other venues. Details can be got by contacting the Limerick Arts Office on 061-407363[email protected]  or visit

This year’s National Ploughing Championship will be held in Ratheniska, County Laois from Tuesday, 22nd September to Thursday, 24th September. This will be the third year in a row for the venue to hold the very popular event that attracts large crowds over the three days.

Living Links are holding an information meeting regarding their next group healing program at Limerick Pastoral Centre, Denmark Street on Thursday, 24th September at 8pm. Contact 087-7998427 for more details.

Following the success of the Dolores & Sean Keane concert Feohanagh Castlemahon Community Hall are delighted to announce that Kieran Goss together with special guest Annie Kinsella will be performing on Saturday 26th September at 8pm. Time Out Magazine described him as “One man, one guitar and a voice sent express mail from Heaven”. This is a rare chance to see Kieran performing in this beautiful new venue. Tickets €20 are available from Coughlan’s foodstore, O’Sullivan’s forecourt or by contacting Aileen on (087) 386 8409.

Howdy yawl, we have rounded up The Garth Brookes Tribute Band so it’s time to mosey over to the ranch, Rathkeale House Hotel, for a Two-step and more on Saturday, 3rd October at 9.30pm followed by a Ho Down (disco). Shine your best boots and dust off that old Cowboy hat to win Best Dressed Cowboy or Cowgirl. Tickets are 15 Euro per person and can be reserved through our Coolcappa Parents Association Facebook Page or alternatively, contact Mary on 087 7473550 or Rose on 085 1688307. Limited Number of Tickets Remaining.