Archive for October, 2018

By Carrig Side-31/10/2018

By Tom Aherne

The annual Remembrance Masses for those who died during the last 12 months will be held as follows: St Colman’s Church Kilcolman on Thursday November 1 at 7.30pm. St Kyran’s Church Coolcappa on Friday November 2 at 7.30pm. St Molua’s Church Ardagh on Friday November 2 at 7.30pm. Saint Mary’s Church Carrigkerry on Thursday November 8 at 7.30pm. The following is the Ardagh list: Francis Brouder, Mary Leahy Moriarty, Thomas (Tom) Wright, Maureen Egan, Kathy Casey Byrne, Frank (Thomas) Fitzgerald, Mary Kate Sheahan, John O’Connor, Kathleen Buston, Leanne Bennett, and Joseph Harrold. The Carrigkerry list is Helen Ahern, Donie Collins, Mary (Lane) O’Connor, Conor Hayes, Patsy Barrett, John Goulding, Con Herbert, and Bridget (Bridie) Flynn. If any person is omitted from the list their relatives are asked to contact the parish office at 069-76678 to rectify the records.

We extend our sympathy to Connie and Catherine O’Donnell and family, Knockfinisk, Carrigkerry on the death of Connie’s mother Josie O’Donnell (née Daly) (Meenoline, Templeglantine, on Saturday, October 20, peacefully at her home, surrounded by her family.  Josie was predeceased by her husband Thomas, son Gerard and infant son John. Reposing at Harnett’s Funeral Home, The Square, Abbeyfeale on Tuesday, October 23 from 6pm followed by removal to the Church of the Most Holy Trinity, Templeglantine. The Requiem Mass was celebrated on Wednesday at 11am, followed by burial afterwards in Reilig Na Tríonóide. Sympathy also to  sons Dan, Fr. Tom (Chris) S.C.A. (Argentina), and Pat, daughter Catherine (Kiely), brother Battie, sister-in-law Kitty, daughters-in-law, son-in-law, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, relatives and friends. May she Rest in Peace.

The following are the Lottery results from Neary’s Bar Ardagh on Monday October 22. The numbers drawn were 4,5,17, and 20, and there was no Jackpot winner.  Congratulations to the five lucky dip winners who won €40 each,  L,G,M,T and B Madigan, Ardagh, Pat Collins, Carrigkerry, Padraig Ambrose, Old Mill, Mike and Jim, Ardagh, and Moira O’Donovan, Ardagh.  Next week’s Jackpot will be €12,000 and the draw will be held in the Old Mill Bar.

The Limerick GAA Club draw for October was held during the Sports Show on Limerick Live 95 on Saturday October 27. Congratulations to Margaret Walsh from the St Kieran’s Club who won €100.

Congratulations to Moss O’Connor and Johnny Flaherty, who were first prize winners at the card game held in Monagea Hall on Wednesday, October 17, Moss O’Connor and John Kiely who were first prize winners at the card game held in Shanagolden Hall on Friday, October 19, and John Mulvihill and Vinnie Wrenn, who were prize winners at the card game held in Ballingarry Hall on Saturday October 20.

Carrig Celtic defeated Lifford Celtic 3-2 at home in Round 3 of the FAI Junior Cup on Sunday October 21 with goals from Ray Cahill, Anthony Molyneaux, and Sean Mc Sweeney. Creeves Celtic v Newcastle West Town B in Division 2 of the Desmond Cup was called off due to a bereavement. In the Premier Division of the Desmond Ladies League Kilcolman Rovers lost 6-2 away to Charleville, and Creeves Celtic had no fixture.

Newcastle West Musical Society presents Jesus Christ Superstar in Castlemahon Hall on this Thursday/Friday/Saturday, November 1/2/3 at 8pm. A number of locals will be performing and a spectacular show is promised.

The annual Rambling House tour of Britain is fast approaching and the Tour 2018 – Dates and Venues  have been announced as follows: November 1 – Manchester Irish World Heritage Centre. Tickets – 0161 205 4007, November 2 – Birmingham Irish Centre Tickets – 0121 622 3763, November 3 – London Irish Centre Camden Tickets – 020 7916 2222, November 4 – Milton Keynes Irish Centre Tickets – 07999 352512.Our exiles always look forward to the visit of the Irish Rambling House tour and readers might pass on the details to their relatives living near the tour venues. Tour details can also be had from 00353 (0)87 285 3570
or email  
[email protected]

A Coffee Morning will be held in the Desmond Complex, Newcastle West on Friday November 2 from 9am to 1pm. It will be hosted by the group B* SIXTH and the event is being run in conjunction with the ADRSC. All proceeds are going to the Astroturf facility in Ardagh village. All support will be greatly appreciated.

Linda and company are holding a Clothes collection in Ardagh Hall and Coolcappa GAA Grounds on Saturday/Sunday, November 3/4 from 9am to 6pm, (All re-wearable clothes paired shoes belts handbags curtains towels, bed linen will be accepted) and all support will be appreciated.

The next session will be held in Jim’s Rambling House, Newbridge on Friday, November 2 at 8.30pm. A big welcome for all musicians, singers, dancers, and storytellers, and a good nights entertainment is promised.

Parishioners are reminded that there is Eucharistic Adoration every Monday in St Molua’s Church Ardagh from 11am to 1pm, and from 5pm to 9pm, and all are welcome.

Congratulations to Willie O’Regan, Ardagh, who won €266 in the West Limerick 102fm 50/50 draw, held on Friday October 26. Tickets cost €2 and they are available from volunteers, in local shops, or from the radio station. All support is very much appreciated.

Let’s Fight Cancer Midwest are hosting a Christmas Party at 7pm, in the Longcourt Hotel Newcastle West on Saturday, December 8. The tickets cost €40 each for a two-course meal with tea/coffee and complimentary wine. Live music will be provided by the Lost Boys and a DJ till the early hours. The MC will be Sean Carrig and there will be spot prizes galore. This is a fundraiser for cancer care services for Milford Hospice and the Midwestern Cancer Foundation. For more information and tickets contact Joan O’Sullivan 086-1625960, Lisa Ruttle 087-9544848, Vicky Murphy 087-2354180 or fundraising [email protected]

The annual Team Hope Shoebox Appeal is ongoing at present and families, friends, schools, community groups, and businesses are asked to support by donating gift filled shoeboxes to children from some of the poorest regions around the world by Friday, November 9. The gifts can include all writing material, toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap (wrapped) facecloth hairbrush and combs, hats scarves gloves socks and underwear. Each shoebox should contain something special like sunglasses, games, small Irish gift, photo of you, sweets in date up to April 2019. Toys like dolls, cars, cuddly toys, skipping rope, yo-yo, and finger puppet are acceptable. The age bracket is from 2-14 and € 4 to be enclosed in each shoebox. More information can be got by visiting

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Athea Community Council Ltd.-31/10/2018

Athea Community Council

Lucky Numbers Draw


No’s Drawn: 6, 23, 29, 32. No Winner

Lucky Dips

€20 each:

Birdie Ambrose, Lr. Dirreen

Richard O’Sullivan, Knockanure

Jim Mulvihill, Upper Athea

Samantha Bucke, Pallas Foods

Sellers Prizes: B. Sweeney & L. Fitzgerald

Entrants to draw for €200 at end of month

Michelle Palmer, Pallas Foods

Annette Ambrose, Lr. Dirreen

Next Draw: 06/11/2018

Venue:  Top of the Town   Jackpot: €5,500

€200 Winner

Charlotte Mulcahy, Pallas Foods

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Athea Utd Soccer

U16 Div 2 (Mon, October 29th)

Athea Utd (0) 4  (Eoin O’Shea 2, Luke Gleeson, Conor Shine)

Mountcollins (0) 3

Referee Pat King

U12 Div 2 (Sat, October 27th)

NCW Town 5

Athea Utd 2

Referee Pat O’Donnell


Saturday, November 3rd  

U/10 Boys Group 5

Athea Utd v Killeaney at 2.30pm


The results of our weekly lottery draw for Monday, October 29th are as follows –
Jackpot was €5,000. Numbers drawn 2, 12, 21, 29.
One lucky person matched the four numbers drawn and we congratulate Mary Brosnan, Moyvane.

Promoter was Margaret Reidy.
New Jackpot €5,000 next Monday, November 5th   at Brown Joe’s.

Athea GAA


A further supply of Commemoration DVD’s are now on sale at Paul Collins’ shop – the first batch selling out quickly. They are a lovely memento to keep for years to come and would make a lovely present for Christmas for friends and family both at home and abroad.

Winter Time:

Well, at this time of the year there isn’t much going on in the playing circles. However, that is not to say that all is quiet. Many of the players are making good use of the gym up at Páirc na nGael, therefore making sure they are keeping up their fitness levels even during the ‘off season’. Also with the fabulous new lighting up at the pitch and the walking/running track being well used – there is no excuse for our young people to get “fighting fit”.


Well talks will be getting underway in the near future with regard to a further Lip-Sync – Lip-Along fundraiser for the club. This was a huge success two years ago and a night to remember with the Ladies and Men’s teams, the “Mothers and Others” and our young students all putting their heads and dance moves together another great night is envisaged. Julie Finucane (Barrett) will be at the helm – and no better organizer.

Coiste na nÓg:

Donkey Derby: (New Lights Fundraiser)

A Donkey Derby will take place at the top of the Town Bar on Saturday December 1 to help raise funds for the new lights installed on the pitch. More details to follow in the coming weeks.


U6, U8 & U10:

Training for our U6, U8 & U10 players continues this Friday evening in Páirc na nGael from 6.30pm to 7.30pm. All players must have gum shields in order to take part.

Online Shop:

Athea GAA Club have an online shop up and running. You can buy our club gear for children and adults. Just log onto and enter Athea under my club.

Athea Ladies Football

Underage Training:

U6 to U16:

Training for U6 up to U16 continues in the Hall on Thursday evenings from 6pm to 7pm. All new players welcome.

Gaelic for Mothers and Others:

Football training continues for Gaelic for Mother and others every Tuesday evening in Páirc na nGael from 7pm. Everyone is welcome to come along for an hour of football, fun and friendship.

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