By Tom Aherne

The death has taken place of Patrick Scanlon (Paddy) Moyreen, Ballyhahill.  He lay in repose in Madigan’s Funeral Home Shanagolden on Tuesday June 6 from 6pm with removal at 8pm to Saint Colman’s Church Kilcolman. The Requiem Mass was celebrated on Wednesday June 7 at 11am, followed by burial afterwards in Kilcolman Cemetery. We extend our sympathy to his sister Mary, The Cummane family, nephews, niece, relatives and friends. May he rest In Peace.

The death has been announced of Liz Duggan, late of Glenastar, who recently died in London.  We extend our sympathy to her family and relatives. May she rest in Peace.

The County Limerick Fleadh Cheoil was held in Kilfinane, over the June Bank Holiday weekend and large crowds attended. Congratulations to all the local competitors who were successful and proceed to the Munster finals.

Ardagh/Carrigkerry parish have forwarded a total of €2,653 to Trócaire. This amount was collected during their Lenten campaign, and will be used in the most disadvantaged areas of the world.

The following are the Lottery results from Foley’s Bar Ardagh, on Monday June 5. The numbers drawn were 8,9,13, and 21 and there was no Jackpot winner. Congratulations to the five lucky dip winners who won €40 each Catherine O’Donnell, c/o Moloney’s, Kay Ryan, Ardagh, Ed, Thomas, and Harryc/o Ed Lynch. Louise Moriarty, Ardagh, and Michael Griffin, Ardagh. Next week’s Jackpot will be €16,200 and the draw will be held at Neary’s Bar Ardagh.

Saint Kieran’s Heritage Association, apologise for the  postponement of their meeting fixed for Thursday June 8  in Carrigkerry Community Centre. A number of members were unavailable  to attend due to a number of reasons, and a new date will be fixed. The annual Heritage week will be discussed at the next meeting. Members who have material for the next West Limerick Heritage Journal can forward it on to the usual outlets or to Suzanne at West Limerick Resources.

Congratulations to Peg and John Mulvihill who were prize winners at the card game held in Rathkeale Community Centre. Congratulations to Donie Donovan and James Bridgeman and Francis Woulfe and Jim Dalton who were prize winners at the card game held in Shanagolden Hall on Friday June 2.

Saint Kieran’s drew with Drom/Broadford 2-7 to 0-13 in Round 3 of Group 1 of the County Intermediate Hurling Championship at Newcastle West Gaelic Grounds on Friday June 9. They faced the wind and rain defending the town goal in the opening half and trailed by 6pts to 2pts at the break. They enjoyed a lot of possession but they were plagued by inaccuracy hitting 9 wides and dropping several more deliveries into their opponents goalie. Jack Ben Harnett had to leave the field injured in the second quarter and he was a major loss as numbers are very tight within the panel. Ian Mackessy scored their two points from frees, awarded for a free on Johnny McCarthy and the other for steps.

Saint Kieran’s hit a purple patch in the opening eight minutes of the second half scoring 2-2 to overturn a four point deficit into a three point advantage. In the opening minute John O’Connor kicked a goal after a pass from Donie Nolan. In the fourth minute Donie from a John O’Connor pass hit home a goal to give his team the lead for the first time. Johnny McCarthy caught two high balls and broke the defence to hit over two excellent points to extend their lead. A Donie Nolan point from play left it 1-5 to 0-9 after 15 minutes.

The final ten minutes were very exciting  as the teams traded points and were level on three occasions as they went for the win. Sean Mc Sweeney with an excellent long range point from play and Ian Mackessy from a free edged Saint Kieran’s ahead with two minutes to play. A Derry McCarthy point from a close range free tied up the scores, that saw a split of the points on offer. It was a very determined and committed performance, that deserved the draw.  With two rounds remaining it is very close on the table, with qualification to the knockout stages still available, and likewise relegation still a threat. They meet Na Piarsaigh, and Hospital- Herbertstown, when the competition resumes. 

TEAM John Greaney, Brendan McCarthy, Paudie McCarthy, Billy Breen, Mossie Shine, Anthony Molyneaux, Mikey Breen, Jack Ben Harnett, Seamus Mangan, Ian Mackessy, 0-3 Johnny McCarthy, 0-2 Anthony Mullins, John O’Connor, 1-0 Donie Nolan, 1-1 Sean McSweeney,0-1 Subs  Mike Windle, Stephen Hennessy,  Management Seanie Hayes, Pat Ryan, Cathal Breen. Saint Kieran’s defeated Mountcollins by 3-13 to 0-4 in Group 2 of the West Junior B Football Championship at Newcastle West on Monday June 5.

The DVD of Melodies at Springtime, which took place in Saint Mary’s Church Rathkeale on April 28, is now available from John Dinnage, Rathkeale ,or Teresa Doyle Mc Mahon. It is priced at € 15 and all the proceeds are in aid of Saint Mary’s Church. Copies of the Coolcappa/Kilcolman Confirmation, and First Holy Communion DVD are available.

The Students of VTOS Shanagolden  Annual Art Exhibition continues  at Newcastle West Library up  to Friday June 23. There are over 60 paintings from 11 mature students, on display  which they produced from their weekly class with tutor Maureen Barry Fitzgerald. The title of the exhibition No Limits shows the works completed by first and second year adult students as part of their Level 5 Painting/Drawing Module. It was officially opened by Eimear Brophy  from LCETB on Wednesday June 7, and a fine crowd was in attendance. People are welcome to view what is on display and sales can also be arranged.

VTOS Shanagolden are currently enrolling students for the next Academic Year QQI-Level 5 Information Processing ) which will commence in September. Participants must be over 21 years and in receipt of Social Welfare for at least six months. Mature students will be taught new skills in Computers, Communications, Accounting, Work Experience, and Art. People who join the programme can retain their Social Welfare entitlements, and receive travel and meal allowance, Childcare support under CETS, and Career Guidance.  Contact  Melanie Casey on 069-60106 for more details.

The Coolcappa Parents Association are holding a fundraising quiz at Rathkeale House Hotel on Friday June 16 at 8.30pm. A raffle will be held and finger food provided and the cost is € 5 per person. All are welcome and support  will be greatly appreciated.

The annual Solemn  Novena in honour of our Mother  of Perpetual Help takes place from Friday June 16 to Saturday June 24 at the Redemptorist Church Limerick. It is the biggest religious event in the Mid West, and up to ten thousand people a day are expected to attend. A total of ten sessions per day from 7am to 10.30pm.

Mass will be celebrated at the Famine Cemetery Newcastle West on Tuesday June 20 at 7.30pm, and all are welcome.

The Newcastle West branch of Saint Joseph’s Young Priest’s Society have organised a trip to Knock on Saturday June 24. A coach will leave the Market Yard Newcastle West at 8am, and pick up pilgrims from Ballingarry, Kilfinny, and Adare, at Adare Church at 8.20am. Members and non members are welcome and all details from Pat Dalton on 069-62306.

The Old Mill Ladies Football Club are holding  a used clothes collection on Saturday June 24. Clothes, shoes, and belts, in good clean condition are acceptable, and no towels, duvets, or bed linen accepted. Bags of clothing can be dropped to Moira McEnery ( 086-8110634) before the collection date. The club will hold their sponsored walk on Saturday July 2 and sponsorship cards are now available. The club run a bonus lottery draw every Saturday night in the Ballintemple Inn, Newcastle West. It costs € 2 per line to play and the club keeps half of what is collected and the other half goes to the lucky winner of the bonus ball.