By Tom Aherne

The death has taken place of BridgetKing nee Sheehy, O’Connor Park, Ardagh peacefully at her residence on Thursday January 31. She was a native of Ballyloughane and in her early  nineties.  She was a quiet and  friendly person who was a homemaker  for family and later for her grandchildren. Bridget and her late husband Tim and family  lived in Killard before moving into the new housing estate in Ardagh village. Bridget had lots of interests including going to Bingo where she enjoyed many fruitful nights.

She lay in repose at Reidy’s Funeral Home on Saturday from 5.30pm followed by removal to Saint Molua’s Church Ardagh. The Requiem Mass was celebrated by Father Michael Noonan at 12.30pm. He paid tribute to Bridget who he got to know well, and family members participated in the ceremony. Bridget was laid to rest afterwards in the local cemetery on Sunday February 3.We extend our sympathy to her son John, daughters Joan, Eileen, and Breda, sisters Ettie and Peg, sons-in-law, daughter-in-law, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends. May she rest in Peace.

The death has taken place of Teresa O’Neill  nee Harnett Lower Maiden Street Newcastle West  peacefully at University Hospital Limerick, on Wednesday January 30. She was wife of the late Paddy Glensharrold Carrigkerry and had been living there up to  their move to Newcastle West over 20 years ago. She was a native of Knocknasna Abbeyfeale and closing in on one hundred years old. Her early working life was spent  nursing in England before her marriage to Pat and farming life in Glensharrold.

She lay in repose at Reidy’s Funeral Home, Newcastle West on Monday  February 4 from 6pm to 8pm, followed by removal to the Church of the Immaculate Conception,  Newcastle West. The Requiem Mass  was Concelebrated by Fr Frank Duhig, and Fr Joe Cussen on Tuesday at 11:30am. Fr Frank traced her path through life touching on her great faith, and the many friends she made since her move to Maiden Street. Her niece Karen paid her a lovely tribute at the end of the mass. Teresa was laid to rest afterwards in Calvary Cemetery. We extend our sympathy to her nieces Karen, Simone, Teresa, Marie and Bridget, nephews Maurice and John, sister-in-law Celia,  (Mary Hartnett who was so good to her over the years)grandnephews, grandnieces, great-grandnephews, relatives and a large circle of friends. May she Rest in Peace

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.

The following are the Lottery results from Neary’s Bar Ardagh on Monday February 4. The numbers drawn were 15,21,28, and 29 and there was no Jackpot winner.  Congratulations to the five lucky dip winners who won € 40 each: Catriona Woulfe c/o Neary’s, Pa Wilmott c/o Greaney’s, Aine and Ciarain Lynch Carrigkerry, C and P O’Connor Commons Ardagh, and Margaret Bridgeman c/o Madigan’s.  Next week’s Jackpot will be € 14,600 and the draw will be held in Moore’s Bar Carrigkerry.

Darragh Treacy and Sean Mc Sweeney (3 points) from the Saint Kieran’s club were members of the Limerick team that defeated Waterford  by 1-13 to 0-10 in the National Football League Division 4  at Mick Neville Park Rathkeale on Sunday February 3. Róisín Ambrose  had a busy weekend playing  twice for Limerick teams. On Saturday she lined out at centre field for Limerick who defeated Clare by 1-14 to 0-10 in Division 1 of the Camogie League at the Gaelic Grounds. On Sunday  she lined out at number 12 for Limerick ladies  who defeated Louth by 1-9 to 0-11 in Division 4 of the National  Football League at Askeaton .

Carrig Celtic defeated Glantine 2-1 away in the first round of the Desmond Cup on Saturday February 2. It was played under the floodlights and Seanie King and Eoin Mc Enery scored their goals. On Sunday Creeves Celtic defeated Glin Rovers B 3-0 away with a hat-trick of goals from Seamus Mangan. In the Premier Division of the Ladies League Kilcolman Rovers lost 5-2 at home to Charleville.

SSE Airtricity, Ireland’s largest provider of 100% green electricity, has presented €260,000 to community groups close to its Tournafulla, Rathcahill, Dromada, and Athea Wind Farms in West Limerick, and Leanamore Wind Farm in North Kerry. This year’s Community Fund has increased by over €59,000 from 2018, following Leanamore Wind Farm entering full commercial operation last year. Representatives of 62 local groups from West Limerick and North Kerry gathered in Halla Inse Ban, Templeglantine, for this year’s presentation on Tuesday January 29. Ardagh District Recreational and  Sporting Co. Ltd received an award which will go towards energy efficient lighting around the new walkway, the new car park area, and ball wall which  will benefit over 30 sporting groups including the local school. Carrigkerry Community Centre received an award which will go towards the fitting of new doors and windows which will be of great benefit to the centre.

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.

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 fundraising Céilí in aid of Saint Gabriel’s  Children’s Respite House will be held in Mungret GAA Clubhouse on Friday February 22 at 9pm. Music by Taylor’s Cross Céilí Band and all support will be greatly appreciated.

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 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.

Just to advise that the Valentine’s Ball on Feb 16th will  not go ahead. This will be replaced with an 80s themed disco on Fri April 12 in Rathkeale House Hotel. Tickets are 10euro and all proceeds again going to Milford Hospice. For more info contact Mary Cremins on 087 7473550