By Tom Aherne

The following are the Lottery results from Reen’s Bar Ardagh on Monday July 3.The numbers drawn were 3,6,8 and 12 and there was one Jackpot winner. Congratulations to Mary Buston, Reen’s Ardagh who matched the numbers drawn and won the Jackpot of € 16,800. Congratulations to the five lucky dip winners who won €40 each: Anne Greed, Askeaton, Angela, and Connie, c/o Hair Craft, Tom Moroney, c/o Reen’s, Jimmy O’Donoghue, Askeaton and John Shine, Old Mill.  Next week’s Jackpot will be €5,000 and the draw will be held at Neary’s Bar, Ardagh.

Saint Kieran’s defeated Monaleen by 2-12 to 1-13 in Division 1 of the County Senior Football League at Coolcappa, on Sunday July 2. It was a good lively encounter with lots of free flowing football and good scores taken.  Two converted penalties in the second quarter was the deciding factor as it gave the home team a cushion to build on. They led by 2-6 to 0-4 at half time after defending the road goals. They led by 2-12 to 1-8 entering the closing stages, and Monaleen kicked five  late points to conclude the scoring. A good win considering they lined out without six regulars, Dan Madden, Darragh Treacy, Donie Nolan, Jack Ben Harnett, Noel Callanan, and Paudie McCarthy. TEAM: Ray Noonan, Mossie Shine, Brendan McCarthy, Anthony Mullins, Mike Windle, Kevin Meade, John O’Connor, John Doyle, Johnny McCarthy, Diarmuid Crowley, Anthony Molyneaux, Sean McSweeney, 2-8 Seamus Mangan, Niall O’Shea, 0-3 Brian Crowley, 0-1 Subs Killian Enright, Ian Mackessy, Diarmuid Mulcahy, Shane Lynch, John Buckley.

Saint Kieran’s defeated Athea by 2-11 to 2-10 in the West Junior B Football Championship in Knockaderry on Friday June 30. Caherline defeated Saint Kieran’s by 3-14 to 3-12 in the Minor Hurling 13 a side competition.

Saint Kieran’s lost to Monagea by 1-13 to 1-12 in the West Intermediate  Hurling Championship quarter final at Newcastle West on Tuesday July 4. They were very unlucky not to win as it was only in the final  ten minutes that Monagea drew level. People present made it a draw as Saint Kieran’s scored a point midway through the first half that was not recorded. No scoreboard in operation, and only one umpire at each goals. They lined out without  several regulars, due to injury holidays etc, Paudie McCarthy, Darragh Treacy, Seamus Mangan, Ian Mackessy, and had only a panel of seventeen to chose from. Monagea had the opening two points but Saint Kieran’s dominated after that and built up a six point lead. In truth it should have been more as they created a number of goal chances playing into the town goals. Monagea hit three late points to trail by 1-6 to 0-6 at half time. Saint Kieran’s  still lead by four points twelve minutes into the second half.  A Monagea goal and point  tied it up five minutes later. It was point for point in the closing stages, as Monagea  edged  in front to advance to the next round. TEAM: John Greaney, Mike Breen, Brendan McCarthy, Mossie Shine, John Buckley, Mike Windle, Anthony Molyneaux, 0-1 Sean McSweeney, 0-2 Jack Ben Harnett, 0-1 Anthony Mullins, Johnny McCarthy, Killian Enright, Danny Colum, 0-2 Donie Nolan, 1-6 John O’Connor, Subs Stephen Hennessy, Diarmuid Mulcahy.

Saint Kieran’s lost to Saint Patrick’s by 3-9 to 0-15 in Division 1of  the All County Football League at Coolcappa on Friday July 7. It was a good exciting game with lots of kick passing as well as hand passing and good scores taken. Saint Patrick’s greater physical presence gradually wore the home team down, and their ability to score goals proved decisive in the end.  Saint Kieran’s kicked nine wides to their opponents three, and the loss of Johnny McCarthy, before the break were all deciding factors. They lined out without five of the team that defeated Monaleen the previous Sunday but welcomed back Paudie McCarthy and Noel Callanan, in attack. They led by 0-8 to 1-4 at half time after defending the road goals, with  six coming from frees. The city side scored two goals on 5, and 14 minutes to take a five point lead. The home team edged the final quarter but could not get through for the vital equalising goal. TEAM:  Ray Noonan, Mossie Shine, Brendan McCarthy, Shane Lynch, Mike Windle, Kevin Meade, Diarmuid Crowley, John Doyle, 0-1 Johnny McCarthy, Noel Callanan,0-1 Anthony Molyneaux,0-2 Niall O’Shea, 0-1 Sean McSweeney, 0-10 Paudie Mc Carthy, Seamus Mangan,  Subs Anthony Mullins, Killian Enright, Darragh O’Connor.

Congratulations to Daniel Collins, Cahermoyle, Ardagh, and Askeaton Swimming Club who recently won three gold medals at the Division 2 All Ireland Finals in UL. His wins came in the 100m freestyle, 200m freestyle, and the 400m freestyle. He has also enjoyed success with Saint Kieran’s in Community games.

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 at 12.45pm. The winning ticket holder receives half of the money collected that week and the Radio Station receives the other half. The latest winner was Michelle Young, c/o Cussen Solicitors, Newcastle West who won €426. All support weekly to keep the station on air will be greatly appreciated.

A free digital skills course will take place over five weeks in Newcastle West Library commencing soon. The two hour sessions  per week are aimed at people with little or no experience with the internet. The course is designed to bring participants from the beginner stages through to covering emails, shopping online, internet banking, security , and much more. Phone Iolar Training on 089-420 7708

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

The Newcastle West Citizen’s Information Office is now based on the 1st floor of the Desmond Complex. The opening hours are from 10.30am

until 2pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. The service is free and confidential informing people of their rights and entitlements. Phone 069-77621 and

Templeglantine Comhaltas are holding their Seisiún  Summer shows again this year in the Devon Inn Hotel, and  they will continue weekly until mid August.  The branch have assembled a very talented group of musicians, singers, and dancers, to entertain people, who attend.  The  shows are held each Thursday and  they commence at 8.30pm. The admission is €10 and it is a great social occasion to take visitors to.

A Defibrillator collection will be held in Coolcappa/Kilcolman parish this Saturday July 15 and Sunday July 16. All contributions will be greatly appreciated.

A memorial plaque to commemorate the Sheehy brothers will be erected at the Broadford Community Enterprise Centre  on Sunday July 16 at 2pm. The unveiling will be performed by their relative Dr. Micheline Sheehy Skeffington. This July is the  100th anniversary of the death of Fr. Eugene Sheehy, the Broadford born priest who became known the length and breadth of the country and further afield as the Land League Priest and Champion of the Tenant Farmer and Agriculture Labourers. Fr. Eugene served as Curate in Kilmallock from 1876 to 1884 and he was appointed Administrator and afterwards Parish Priest of Rockhill/Bruree from 1884 to 1909. David Sheehy who was married to Elizabeth (Bessie) McCoy of Curramore House Ballyhahill, was the Irish Parliamentary Party M.P. for South Galway from 1885 to 1900 and M.P. for South Meath from 1903 to 1918 

Newcastle West Golf Club based in Rathgoonan, Ardagh will be the venue for the Liam Duggan Memorial  golf outing on Friday July 28, and Saturday July 29. The late Liam was a top class player and this will be a fitting way to remember his input around the golfing circuit. There will be a number of events for professionals and amateurs, and bookings can be made through the club at 069-76500.