By Tom Aherne

The Devon Inn Hotel Templeglantine was the jam packed venue for the ADRSC Lip Sync Legends spectacular show on Saturday night last November 10. From early evening the crowds were arriving to secure a good advantage position to run their eyes over the 15 acts who were displaying their Lip Sync talents. It was a great community event that got different sections of people involved. All age groups came together and they jelled well as performers and behind the scenes helpers. All the 70 participants that were on stage were all winners, and the many diverse acts combined to make it a show to remember.

The death took place of Marie Seeney nee Murphy in Penzance Cornwall, England on Thursday September 27. A native of Rooskagh East, Athea, and daughter of Sean and Ettie Murphy. The Requiem mass was concelebrated by Fr Michael Noonan and Fr Tim Curtin on Tuesday, November 6 at 11:30 am in St Molua’s Church Ardagh. Burial of ashes followed afterwards in the local cemetery. We extend sympathy to her husband, parents, brother, sisters, relatives and friends. May she rest in Peace.

Congratulations and best wishes in the future to Helen O’Sullivan, Carrigkerry West and Gearoid Whelan, Newcastle West who were married recently in St Mary’s Church, Carrigkerry and held their Reception in Killarney Oaks Hotel.

Joe Aherne, Glenagore, Athea recently presented a cheque for €10,100 to St John’s Ward, Crumlin Children’s Hospital from the proceeds of his annual walk from Ardagh to Athea, and on to Listowel, and bucket collections held in Newcastle West and Listowel. His grandson Luke Fealey received treatment there.

Congratulations to Dara O’Connell, Reens, proprietor of Dapper Yapper Dog Grooming Service and Kennelling which opened recently at Reens Pike Ardagh.

John Hayes Carrig Celtic was representing Munster Schools in the FAI Schools U18 Interprovincial soccer tournament in Dublin over last weekend. He was a member of the Kerry U-17 Soccer team last year, and currently part of Saint Kieran’s U21 Football team. As a result he had to drop out of the Backbog Boys Act in the Lip Sync in the Devon Inn on Saturday night.

The Ahearne Brothers, Athea, Documentary was broadcast on Thursday morning last on West Limerick 102 community radio. It recalled their life story and their sporting successes at home and abroad. It was compiled by Mags O’Mahoney from Waterville and local voices included Timmy Woulfe, Daniel Barry and Tom Aherne.

The following are the Lottery results from Neary’s Bar on Monday November 5. The numbers drawn were 1, 18, 21, and 29, and there was no Jackpot winner.  Congratulations to the five lucky dip winners who won €40 each. Johnny Mullane, Athea, Thomas Costello, Coolcappa, Michelle and Michael, c/o Foleys Bar, Ali Rose Ambrose, Ardagh, and Matso and Mairead, Ardagh. Next week’s Jackpot will be €12,400 and the draw will be held in Reens Bar.

Sister Consilio and Agnes Fitzgerald of Cuan Mhuire, Bruree would sincerely like to thank the parishioners of Ardagh/Carrigkerry for their very generous contributions of €290 from their church gate collection, and thanks also to the volunteers who took up the collection.

Congratulations to Kilcolman Rovers team and mentors who defeated Kildimo Utd 3-2 in the Desmond U16 Girls Division 2 League Final in Rathkeale on Saturday November 3. Mia Forrestal, Aoife Kenihan, and Molly Murphy scored the goals and the team members were Allana Cummane, Ciara Brouder, Amy Colbert, Eibhin O’Connor, Katlyn Meade, Ciara Kelly, Danielle Donovan, Niamh Enright, Mia Forrestal, Aoife Kenihan, Sarah Ryan, Ale Rose Ambrose, Aine Murphy, Eimear Kelly, Molly Murphy, Aoife Barrett and Hollie McAuliffe

The Liam McCarthy Cup was brought by Limerick player Pat Ryan to Carrigkerry, Kilcolman, Coolcappa and Ardagh National Schools on Tuesday, November 6. It was a very exciting occasion for children teachers and staff. The St Kieran’s club are still involved in two West Football competitions at present. They are awaiting their opponents in the semi-final of the U21 West Football Championship, and they play Newcastle West in the West Senior Football Final.  Both should be in action shortly.

Congratulations to Moss O’Connor and Johnny Flaherty who were prize winners at the card game held in Monagea Hall on Wednesday, October 31. Congratulations also to John Mulvihill and Vinnie Wrenn, who were prize winners at the card game held in Shanagolden Hall on Friday November 2.

An important meeting concerning Community/Text Alert will be held next Wednesday night 14th November in Ardagh Community Hall at 7.30pm sharp. The purpose of the meeting is to set up a Community Text Alert System in the Area of Ardagh/Carrigkerry/Old Mill/Kilcolman/Coolcappa. Members from the Gardaì, Muintir Na Tìre and the IFA will address the meeting. The plan is that all of the above areas would be using the same Text Number for any suspicious activity in your area. This is a public meeting. So please come along, as this is normally an active time of the year for break inn’s and attacks on our elderly. The preparatory work is already done so this will be an information night on how the process will work in your community.

Ardagh ICA are holding a meeting in Ardagh Hall on Thursday, November 15 at 8pm. A guest speaker will attend and all are welcome.

St Kieran’s Heritage Association are holding a meeting in Neary’s on this Thursday November 15 at 8pm. There will be cheques presented to Friends of St Ita’s, Liskennet Centre Granagh, Ardagh Hall Committee, and Ardagh/Carrigkerry Social Club. Planning for next year will also be discussed and all are welcome.

Creeves Celtic soccer club will celebrate their 40th anniversary on Saturday, November 17 in Rathkeale House Hotel. It promises to be a great occasion and tickets are available from members of the club.  They are also compiling a commemorative club history in a booklet with people’s memories and photographs.  They are seeking sponsorship for this and people can contact committee members if interested in supporting it. You can also email the club at [email protected]

University Maternity Hospital Limerick are holding their annual Remembrance Service in the Church of the Holy Rosary Ennis Road on Sunday November 18 at 3pm. An open invitation to parents who have experienced the death of their baby or a pregnancy loss at any stage, together with family friends and hospital staff.

Congratulations to James O’Doherty 11 Killeline Heights Newcastle West, who won €380 in the West Limerick 102fm 50/50 draw, held on Friday November 9. Tickets cost €2 and they are available from volunteers, in local shops, or from the radio station. All support is very much appreciated.