Archive for June, 2017

By Carrig Side-28/06/2017

By Tom Aherne

Kilcolman national school would like to thank Matty Histon of Drivewise School of Motoring Kilcolman, for his kind sponsorship of one hundred high viz vests, which he presented to all the school children on Thursday June 22. Matty was recently awarded a FETAC Level 6 in three grades by the Road Safety Authority and a ROSPA gold in advance driver training  by Harrington’s driver training services. The grades are for drivers training log book, course for driver car instructions, and for pass rate on the driving test. Matty and James Dillon are the directors of the School of Motoring and over the years they have been very generous with their sponsorship. Matty has plans to visit the local schools in the near future for to give a briefing on road safety  to the boys and girls.

The following are the Lottery results from the Old Mill Bar, on Monday June 19. The numbers drawn were9,16,18, and 27 and there was no Jackpot winner. Congratulations to the five lucky dip winners who won €40 each: John White, c/o Neary’s, Tom Corrigan, c/o The Thatch, Nora Ambrose, c/o Ailish, Mary Woulfe, Grouse Lodge, and Tom Griffin, Newcastle West.    Next week’s Jackpot will be € 16,600 and the draw will be held at Peadar’s Bar Ardagh.

The death has taken place of Mary Lane, nee Hanley, Clonoughter, Glin, and late of Monemohill, suddenly at her residence on Friday June 9. Her remains were removed to the church of the Immaculate Conception Glin on Sunday June 11 following repose at home. After Requiem Mass she was laid to rest in Kilfergus Cemetery. We extend our sympathy to her husband Den, son Pa, daughters Betty, Catherine, Maura and Anne Marie and extended family members. May she rest in Peace.

Plans have been announced to hold a weekend festival from Thursday July 27 to Sunday 30 in Carrigkerry.  A meeting was held in Carrigkerry Community Centre on Tuesday June 20 and events announced were a concert, fun sports day, car boot sale, bartenders race,  a bog walk, and turf footing competition. A Funfair will be in attendance also, and see the Facebook page for more details.

Sean Ryan  from Kilcolman Rovers was a member of the Desmond League team that won the Kennedy Cup Plate final at UL on Friday June 16. They defeated North Dublin 6-5 on penalties after a 1-1 draw.

The Saint Kieran’s trio of Johnny McCarthy, Darragh Treacy, and Sean Mc Sweeney were part of the Limerick football team that lost to Wexford by 0-12 to 0-11 in Round 1 of the All Ireland Qualifier at the Gaelic Grounds on Saturday June 24. Johnny was playing in his 46th championship match for Limerick and Darragh, and Sean, got on the score sheet. In the West Junior B  Football Championship Saint Kieran’s received a walkover from Saint Senan’s.

Envelopes have been distributed to each house in the Carrigkerry area to cover the cost of the Defibrillator training and all donations will be most welcome. The envelopes can be dropped into Carrigkerry Community Centre, Carrigkerry School or Moloney’s Shop on or before Friday June 30. Training was due to be held last Tuesday and  Wednesday nights, and more details from Pat on 087-2750061.

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.

West Limerick 102 community Radio are holding a 50/50 draw at present. The tickets cost €2 and are available in local shops, and from the Station. This will be a weekly fundraiser for the Radio, and the draw will be held live on air each Friday on the Exchange programme.

The Pallatine Museum Rathkeale have announced the following opening times;  In July and August it will open every afternoon including Sunday  from 2pm to 5pm.

The Old Mill Ladies Football Club will hold their sponsored walk on Sunday 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.

The Rathfredagh Cheshire Home will  hold their annual Garden Fete, on Sunday July 2 commencing at 1pm. The very popular wheel of fortune will be in operation for a large amount of  prizes, and there will be lots of stalls to search through for good bargains. Children’s sports will be ran off and a large vintage display will be on site. Entertainment will be provided with lots of music and song and all support will be greatly appreciated.

Templeglantine Comhaltas will be holding their Seisiún  Summer shows again this year as part of the national scheme. The opening show will be held on Thursday June 29 and continue weekly until mid August in the Devon Inn Hotel. The shows provide a wonderful display of traditional music song dance and story and large crowds attend each year. The shows commence at 8.45pm, and it is a great social occasion to take visitors to.

Coolcappa/Kilcolman parish have announced the following changeover of Mass times for the rest of the year, commencing this  Saturday July 1at Saint Colman’s Church Kilcolman 7.30pm, and Sunday July 2 at Saint Kyran’s Church Coolcappa at 10am.

The following is a list of upcoming Sunday cemetery masses; Kilcolman July 2 at 12 noon, Kilbradern July 9 at 12 noon, Coolcappa August 13 at 10am, Clounagh August 20 at 12 noon, Kilcolman November 12 at 12 noon.

The annual Dawn Mass will be celebrated at Saint Brigid’s  Well Shanagarry, Newcastle West on Sunday July 2 at 6am and all are welcome.

Saint Kieran’s club are holding their annual Cúl Camp in Coolcappa from Monday July 3 to Friday July 7 from 10am to 2.30pm. It provides boys and girls from 6-13 with a brilliant week of activities. Bookings online can be made through the Cúl Camp website using the code LK12 at  For all the details contact Deirdre Ambrose on 087-9509218

West Limerick singing club will hold their next monthly singing night on Friday July 7 in the Ramble Inn in Abbeyfeale from 9.30pm. All singers, storytellers, entertainers, and audience members will be most welcome to come along and to join in the fun. On Friday August 4 Donie Lyons, a founding member will launch his new CD The Lovely Banks of Blaine, during the night. It features 22 tracks of music and song and all are welcome to come along.

The annual summer outing to Milltown Malbay to take in the Willie Clancy Festival has been set for Saturday July 8. The coach will leave from the usual location at the top of Sheehan’s Road Newcastle West at 9am sharp that morning. The group will take in music and dancing sessions during the day. Early booking is advised as seating is limited and names and deposits to Ita McQuinn on 087-2593415.

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Athea Community Council Ltd.-28/06/2017

Athea Community Council

Lucky Numbers Draw


No’s Drawn: 2,  4,  11,  12. No Winner

Lucky Dips

€20 each:

Tim Joe Riordan, Upper Dirreen

Mary Ellen Quille, Athea

Pat Nolan, Athea

Pat Nolan, Athea

Sellers Prizes:  D. de Barra & Anne Scanlon

Entrants to draw for €200 at end of month

Mary Ita (Shine) Ahern, Upper Dirreen

Sandra O’Carroll, Park

Next Draw: 04/07/2017 Venue:  White’s Jackpot: €16,800

Winner of €200 Prize Draw

Liz O’Sullivan, Athea

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Athea United AFC

2017 AGM

Athea Utd held its Annual General Meeting last Saturday night, June 24th at The Top of the Town.

Chairman Denis Murphy. Secretary Pa Walsh. Treasurer Clare Ryan. Vice Chairman Ned White. Asst-Secretary Pat Hayes. Asst-Treasurer Kevin O’Keeffe. PRO Pat Mulvihill. Child Welfare Officer Pat Hayes.


We held our Annual Awards Night last Friday night, July 23rd at The Top of the Town, Athea which was very well attended. The Awards Night is about reflecting back on the season and how our players did individually and collectively as part of a team. We had a decent year with the U14s winning the Division 3 league while the juniors preserved their premier league status.

The players of the year were presented with their awards, the U6s, U8s and U10s were presented with medals while the U14s were presented with their league winners medals.

Also on a league viewpoint the club congratulates James Broderick who was voted Desmond League U12 Division 3 player of the year.
The following are the Athea Utd players of the year for 2017

U9 Player of the year Eric Barrett

U9 Most improved player of the year Tony Ahern

U10 Player of the year Timmy Keeffe

U10 Most improved player of the year Jamie Collins

Best U10 Girl of the year Abigail Daly

U11 Player of the year Jack Sexton

U12 Player of the year Michael Walsh

U12 Girl of the year Shauna Sweeney

U13 Player of the year Daire O’Shea

U14 Player of th

e year Gavin Ambrose

Youths Player of the year Cian Enright

Junior Player of the year Kevin Murphy


The club would like to thank all those who attended on the night, especially the players parents and families who made it another great success. Well done to all our players who played with pride in the jersey throughout the past season.
Thanks to Pat O’Donnell who provided the music/disco on the night and which was just superb.
Thanks also to Betty, Johnny and staff at The Top of the Town for hosting our awards night and who provided the fantastic food as well as being most helpful throughout.
Congrats to all our award winners on the night but for those who didn’t remember next season is only around the corner and it could well be you this time next year.
Roll on 2018.


Athea Utd are delighted to announce that we will again be running a FAI Soccer Camp this year. The camp will take place at The Vales from Monday, July 24th to Friday, July 28th and is open to boys and girls of all abilities from 6-14 years of age.

Athea GAA


On Tuesday June 27th 2017

Div 2 County League match away to Ballysteen. Throw in at 7:30pm

Friday June 30th 2017

Junior B C’ship match Rd 3 vs St. Kierans in Knockaderry. Throw in at 7:30pm.

Saturday July 1st 2017
Div 2 County League match home to Mountcollins. Throw in at 7:30pm

Tuesday July 4th 2017

West Minor A match at home to Ballysteen. Throw in at 7:30pm


Wednesday June 28th 2017
Junior B and Minor Training at 7:30pm

Club Draw:

Our first club draw is due to start this Saturday July 1st 2017. If you haven’t got a ticket yet there is still time to get one by contacting one of the sellers or by ringing Mairead at 087 7703673 or emailing [email protected]


Congratulations to Matthew Tierney  on his recent engagement to Michelle.

And also to John Geoghegan who has finally put the ring on Karen’s finger after many years.

Pitch Progress:

Further progress on the dugouts block work will be made this week to have them ready for roofing.

Meanwhile the fencing materials have arrived and we hope to start erecting it in July.

The pitch surface is very good and well maintained by David and Seamus given the amount of traffic on it.

Coiste na nÓg:


Our U14s had two matches last week, a challenge on Thursday June 15 against Ballylongford/Asdee in Asdee and a league game against Adare in Adare on Monday June 19. The game in Kerry played in windy conditions was a free flowing, high scoring affair, with our boys playing some excellent football and putting up a big score. The game in Adare played in the middle of our mini heat wave, was more lackluster, with some of our boys suffering from various forms of sunburn or heat stroke. We trailed at half time 2-5 to 0-4 and the game finished 4-6 to 1-7. There was very little between the teams but our marking when they had the ball left a lot to be desired.

Panel: Gavin Mulvihill, Cillian O’Connor, Gavin Ambrose, Gearoid O’Sullivan, Fergal Pierse, Pierce O’Brien, Brandon Finucane, Andrew O’Riordan, Paraic Enright, James Lee, Dermot Pierse, T.J. Hunt, Conor Mullane, Michael Tierney, James Broderick, Michael Walsh, Callum Buckley, Evan Curry, Eoin O’Shea and Daire O’ Shea.

Friday June 23


Our U10s took part in a blitz on Friday evening last hosted by Feohanagh/ Castlemahon in Coolyroe. All the team did very well in their matches against two Castlemahon teams and Knockaderry. Michael Kelly played very well for his first time togging out for Athea. Training continues this Friday evening at 6pm in Páirc na nGael. Panel: Sean Twomey, Jack Sexton, Jamie Collins, Jamie Flynn, Alex Quinn, Tomás Ahern, Louis O’Sullivan, Jim Ahern, Tony Ahern, Michael Kelly, Tom Ahern, Millie O’Sullivan & Jamie Quinn

Monday June 26:


Our U16s received a walkover from Bruff on Monday night last. Our next game is on Monday July 10 at home to Dromcollogher/Broadford.

Cúl Camp:

We will be hosting our annual Cúl camp from Monday July 10 to Friday July 14. For any further information please contact Jacqueline at 086-0670091. More details to follow.

Fixtures for June/July:


Friday June 30:

We will be hosting an U8s blitz this Friday evening June 30 at 6.45pm in Páirc na nGael. All players to be at the field for 6.20pm.Gum shields are compulsory.


Monday July 10:

Our U16s will play Dromcollogher/Broadford on Monday evening July 10 at home in Páirc na nGael at 7.15pm. Players to be in the dressing room at 6.30pm. Gum shields are compulsory. All support would be greatly appreciated.


Wednesday July 12:

Our U14s will play Rathkeale on Wednesday evening July 12 at home in Páirc na nGael at 7.15pm. Players to be in the dressing room at 6.40pm. Gum shields are compulsory. All support would be greatly appreciated.


Friday/Saturday July 21/22:

Our U10’s will be taking part in a Regional blitz on July 21/22. More details will follow closer to the time. Gum shields are compulsory


Monday July 24:

Our U16s are away to Dromin/Athlacca/Banogue on Monday evening July 24 in Banogue at 7.15pm. Cars leaving the village at 5.50pm. Gum shields are compulsory. All support would be greatly appreciated


Friday July 28:

Our U8s will be taking part in a Regional blitz on Friday July 28 More details will follow closer to the time. Gum shields are compulsory


A text will be sent out to all parents regarding the training times for all age groups for this week.

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