By Tom Aherne

The death has taken place of Marion Wise Trail view, Ardagh, on Saturday June 9. The Funeral service was held at Shannon Crematorium on Friday June 15 at 2pm, and an Open House at Kilrodane Ardagh on Saturday June 16 from 3pm to 6pm. We extend our sympathy to her daughter Shelly O’Doherty, son Ian and son in law Vincent, grandchildren, relatives and friends. May she rest in Peace.

The death has taken place of Con Herbert at his residence 4 Rooska Court, Carrigkerry, and formerly from Ballyhahill, on Sunday June 10. His remains arrived at St Mary’s Church Carrigkerry on Saturday June 16 for Requiem Mass at 10.30am, which was celebrated by Fr Michael Noonan. Burial followed afterwards in Kilcolman Cemetery. We extend our sympathy to his brothers John and Mike, sister Mary, relatives and friends. May he rest in Peace.

The death has taken place of John O’Connor, Hazelville Dromcollogher, and formerly of Millstreet, Bruree, on Friday June 8 peacefully in the tender and loving care of all at St. Joseph’s Foundation Hazelville. He was son of the late Mossy and Betty, and brother of the late Siobhan.  He lay in repose at Daffy’s Funeral Home Kilmallock on Sunday June 10 from 6pm, followed by removal at 7.30pm to the Church of the Immaculate Conception Bruree. The Requiem Mass was celebrated at 11.30am, followed by burial afterwards in Ardagh cemetery. We extend our sympathy to his brothers, Gerard, and Maurice, nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives, kind neighbours, and a large circle of friends especially all of those at St. Joseph’s Foundation. May he rest in peace

We extend our sympathy to Lisa and Gerry Donovan and family, Kilcolman on the death of Lisa’s mother Nora Downes nee Collins Kilbeha Askeaton and formerly of Downe’s Bar, peacefully at her residence.  Her remains lay in repose at Madigan’s Funeral Home Askeaton on Saturday June 9. Her funeral Mass was celebrated in St Mary’s Church Askeaton on Sunday followed by burial in Beagh Cemetery. We extend sympathy also to her husband Tom children Caroline, John, Rosie, Jodi, and Tommy, and extended family members. May she rest in Peace.

The following are the Lottery results from Moore’s Bar Carrigkerry on Monday June 11. The numbers drawn were 4, 10, 14, and 26, and there was no Jackpot winner.  Congratulations to the five lucky dip winners who won € 40 each. T Mullins The Commons, Patrick Mullins Glenville, Luke and Niamh c/o Madigan’s, Conor Kerins c/o Neary’s, and Hannah Dowling Ardagh.  Next week’s Jackpot will be € 8,200 and the draw will be held in Neary’s Bar Ardagh.

Congratulations to Kilcolman N.S. boys, and Ardagh N.S. girls, winners of the recent Tim Crowley Memorial Tournament held in Ardagh. Timmy Madigan (Madigan’s Bus Hire sponsors) and Maura Crowley (wife of the late Tim) presented the plaques to the winning captains.

Saint Kieran’s lost to Tournafulla by 1-17 to 1-12 in Round 2 of the West Junior A Hurling Championship played in Quaid Park Coolyroe on Friday June 15. Tournafulla’s experience and physical advantage gave them the points after a close encounter. They led by 1-9 to 1-6 at half time, and kept ahead despite a good challenge from a Saint’s team that improved well from their first outing. TEAM John O’Connor, Mikey Breen, Paudie Mc Carthy, Edward Fitzgerald, Mike Windle 0-2, Brendan Mc Carthy 0-1 Anthony Mullins, Killian Enright, Jack Ben Harnett 0-2, Ian Mackessy, Johnny Mc Carthy 0-1,  John Buckley, Michael, Murphy, Anthony Molyneaux 1-0, Danny Collum 0-6   Subs Mike Enright. Ray Noonan, Billy Breen, Padraig Trant.

Liam Kennedy scored a point for Limerick who lost by 1-30 to 0-5 to Kerry in the quarter final of the new Munster U 20 Football Championship in Newcastle West on Friday June 15.

Carrig Celtic lost 6-0 away to Rathkeale AFC, and drew 1-1 at home to Granagh United to conclude their Premier League programme. They finished 8th just one place above the relegation places, on 18 points from a possible 54.

Congratulations to Peter Culhane and Nuala O’Connell, and Christy and Mary Lynch who were prize winners at the card game held in Monagea Hall on Wednesday June 6.

As part of the 150 years celebration of the discovery of the Ardagh Hoard which will take place on the last weekend in September we need a few more people to join the “Hunting Party” in our Celtic Tribe. This is our third “Slam” and we now have 15 bodhráns and a dance team. Please help us to get over the 20 drums and make this an unforgettable production. Be you big, small, old, young, and male or female you will be most welcome to Ardagh Hall this Friday June 22 at 8pm. Bring your bodhrán or bongos and let the Celt out in you! Contact Paul Moriarty for more details.

A fundraising céilí in aid of the Youth Pilgrimage to Medjugorge will be held in the new hall Castlemahon on Friday June 22 from 9.30pm.Music by Donie Nolan and Taylors Cross Céilí band  and admission € 10. There will be numerous spot prizes on the night and all support will be greatly appreciated.

A charity Spinathon in aid of Limerick Down Syndrome will be held in Newcastle West on Saturday June 23. It is a repeat of last year’s event which was very successful. Interested people are asked to contact Liam Galvin on 087-9882055 (after 6pm) and all support will be appreciated.

The Parkinson’s Association of Ireland 5km fundraising charity run/walk through the Demesne Newcastle West will be held on Sunday June 24, at 11am with registration at 10am, in Newcastle West Community Centre. The registration fee is adults €10, children €5, and family €20.

The annual Mass at the Mass Rock in Gortnaclohy Ashford will be held on Sunday June 24 at 3pm. It will be celebrated by Fr John Keating and all are welcome.

Congratulations to Sean Madden, Dromcollogher   who won €220 in the West Limerick 102fm 50/50 draw, held on Friday June 15. Tickets cost €2 and they are available from volunteers, in local shops, or from the radio station. All support is very much appreciated.

Pat McLoughlin from Newcastle West is launching his first book in the Longcourt House Hotel on Friday, June 29 at 8pm.  Minister, Patrick O’Donovan is performing the launching of the book which is entitled To Weave with Words. It’s a book of short stories (15 stories) and is published by Limerick Writers’ Centre Publications.  Pat is a former employee of the ESB and he has been involved in writing verse and prose in retirement. He is very involved in clubs and activities, and Newcastle West Community Council and is a panel member on the Exchange Programme on West Limerick 102fm. Everyone is welcome to attend and enjoy the launch.