Tom Aherne

The signage for the St. Kieran’s area community watch will be erected in the next few weeks. If anyone would still like to be included in any future text alert concerning illegal or unsociable behaviour, or indeed lost or stolen property, livestock or pets, applications forms are available at the back of the 4 local churches or the Daybreak Shop in Carrigkerry or Greaney’s Butchers in Ardagh or alternatively ring Pat on 0872750061.

Congratulations to Mike Daly, Kilcolman who is the new Newcastle West Golf Club captain for 2019. The drive in took place on Sunday, January 27 and wishing him a very successful year at the helm of the club.

Ardagh/Carrigkerry branch put on a fine performance to finish runners-up to Templeglantine in the All -Ireland final of the  senior Pléaracha at Brú  Ború, Cashel on Saturday, January 26.

The following are the Lottery results from Reen’s Bar Ardagh on Monday January 28. The numbers drawn were 2,11,19, and 27 and there was no Jackpot winner.  Congratulations to the five lucky dip winners who won €40 each: Tom Mackessy, Coolanoran, Margaret Collins, Glensharrold, Maggie and Sarah, Carrigkerry, Hannah Dowling, Ardagh, and Aine and Peg O’Connor, Commons, Ardagh. Next week’s Jackpot will be €14,400 and the draw will be held in Neary’s Bar Ardagh.

The following are the results of the second 300 club draw in aid of Carrigkerry Playground: First Prize €1,000 Michael Molyneaux, Ardagh, Second Prize €250 Celina Brouder, Glensharrold, and three €50 prizes were won by Mickey O’Grady, Carrigkerry, John O’Connor Glensharrold and Shane Sheehy, Killarney.

Darragh Treacy and Sean McSweeney (4 points) from the Saint Kieran’s club were members of the Limerick team that defeated London  by 0-11 to 0-10 in the National Football League Division 4  at Ruislip London on Sunday, January 27. Róisín Ambrose and members of the  Limerick team that won last year’s All Ireland  junior title received their medals at the Woodlands House Hotel on Friday, January 25

Saint Kieran’s officers and players are selling National Club tickets for €10 at present. The draw is run by Croke Park and the clubs receive all the proceeds from the tickets they sell. The prizes include a 2019 Renault Clio 2, All Ireland Final weekend packages, and shopping vouchers. The draw will be held on Wednesday March 6 and the prizes will be presented at Croke Park on Saint Patrick’s Day. All support will be greatly appreciated by the club. The Astroturf  facility in Ardagh is now  open for teams to use. The booking is online on the following website http//

Carrig Celtic lost 5-0 away to Rathkeale AFC in the Premier Division of the Desmond League on Sunday, January 27. Creeves Celtic defeated Askeaton AFC 3-2 away in the Richard Hogan Cup quarter final with Tom Shanahan 2, and Richard Hayes scoring their goals. In the Desmond Ladies  Premier Division Kilcolman Rovers lost 5-1( Gillian Musgrave) away to Ballingarry and Creeves Celtic had no match.

The Old Mill Ladies Football Club AGM will take place in Ardagh Hall on Friday,  February 8 at 8pm, and all are welcome.

The West Limerick Set Dancing Club will hold its annual Workshop Weekend  from February 8-11 in the Devon Inn Hotel Templeglantine. It commences on Friday night with a music and singing session at 7.30 followed by a Céilí at 9pm with music by Taylor’s Cross Céilí Band . The set dancing workshop will be held on Saturday from 10.30 to 12.30 and from 2pm to 4pm. A céilí at 9pm with music by the Striolan Céilí Band. The final Céilí will be held on Sunday from 2pm to 5pm with music by the Johnny Reidy Céilí Band. For all information on the weekend contact Nora on 069-76327, Con 087-6259340,Kevin 086-4081739, or Mike 087-2803028.

The Coolcappa/Kilcolman sacristan’s collection will be held in both churches on the weekend of February 9/10. People are asked to be generous with their donations to show their appreciation  for the work done by Joan and Tony.

Saint Kieran’s Heritage Association will hold their AGM on Wednesday February 13 at 8pm in Ardagh Hall. New members are always welcome to get involved in the activities.

The Jailbirds group who participated in the Lip Sync Legends are holding a Valentine’s Disco at the Ballintemple Inn Newcastle West on Friday February 15 from 9pm until late. There will be spot prizes for the best dressed and a raffle will be held, and food will be available. The DJ will be Sean Carrig and admission is €10 and all proceeds will go to the Astro Weather Pitch Ardagh. The tickets are available from Denis Greaney, Neary’s Bar, The Ballintemple Inn, and from members of the Jailbirds. All support for the group and the ADRSC project will be greatly appreciated.

A Valentine’s Ball will be held on Saturday, February 16 in Rathkeale House Hotel, with all  proceeds going to Milford Hospice. It commences with a Presseco reception at 7pm followed by a 4-course meal with lots of pop up entertainment. Music by Traffic followed by DJ and the MC on the night is Tim Cusack of The Lime Tree Panto Society. Tickets are €50 per person or a Table of 10 for €450 euro. They can be got by contacting Mary Roche on 087 7473550, Maurice Cremins on 086 3530096or Deirdre Hough on 087 6415449. All support will be greatly appreciated for what promises to be a great night’s entertainment.

Newcastle West and District Lion Club have several places available for this year’s holiday for senior citizen’s in Trabolgan Holiday Village Cork from June 7-14. People wishing to apply for a place are asked to contact Helen on 086-9865237. The closing date for applications is Friday, February 15.

Saint  Kieran’s GAA Club are holding a medal presentation night in the Ballintemple Inn Newcastle West on Saturday February 23. Receiving their medals will be the senior footballers, and the Under 21 A footballers  who won West titles in 2018 and the Under 21 B footballers who won the County title in 2017. The club will also cast their mind back 45 years to 1974 which was one of the most successful ever in their history.  West titles were won in senior, junior, and under 21 football and all three  teams went on to contest County finals. The junior team were successful defeating Monaleen by 2-5 to 2-4 at Bruff on December 15. A special presentation will be made to the winning panel of players.

Congratulations to  Eddie the Shop who won €190 in the West Limerick 102fm 50/50 draw, held on Friday February 1 . Tickets cost €2 and they are available from volunteers, in local shops, or from the radio station. All support is very much appreciated.