By Tom Aherne

Congratulations to Creeves Celtic who defeated Pallaskenry AFC 5-4 on penalties after a 2-2 draw in the Richard Hogan Cup Final at Mick Hanley Park Askeaton on Saturday, July 13. Tom Shanahan and Richard Hayes scored their goals, to add the cup to the Division 2 League they won a few weeks ago. TEAM Ray Noonan, James Bridgeman, Rob Culhane, James O’Connor, Tommy Dillane Captain, David Dunne, Michael Shanahan, Richard Hayes (Man of Match), Tom Shanahan, Darragh O’Connor, Seamus Mangan, Robert Bradley, Brian Nash, Danny Coleman, Damien Lacey, Jerome O’Connor. Donie Wallace Glin/Knockfinisk was the referee, and Pat King Carrigkerry 4th official.

The following are the Lottery results from Neary’s  Bar, Ardagh on Monday, July 15. The numbers drawn were  1,2,4, and 12, and there was no Jackpot winner. Congratulations to the five lucky dip winners who won €40 each: Stephen Kennelly, Shanagolden, John Buston, c/o Neary’s, Sam King, Carrigkerry, Paddy O’Brien, Newcastle West and Hannah Dowling, Ardagh. Next week’s Jackpot will be €19,200 and the draw will be held in Neary’s Bar, Ardagh.

The death has taken place of Peggy Guina (Née Cahill) late of Killeline, Newcastle West, peacefully in the wonderful care of the staff of 3C at University Hospital Limerick on Friday, July 12. She lay in repose at Reidy’s Funeral Home, Newcastle West on Sunday, July 14 from 7.30pm, followed by removal to Newcastle West Church. The Requiem Mass was celebrated on Monday at 11.30am, followed by burial afterwards in Calvary Cemetery Newcastle West. We extend sympathy to her husband Gerard, daughters Mary (Mullenger) and Caroline, son Gerard, (Glensharrold, Carrigkerry) daughter-in-law Stephanie, son-in-law, grandchildren Callum, Joe, Aaron, Conor, Katie and Lauren, brother Dan Cahill (Kildimo), sister Eileen O’Donoghue (Dunmanway), sisters-in-law, brother-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. May she rest in Peace.

Members of the An Taisce Living Limerick paid a nature visit to Scotland Bog on Saturday, July 13. They had a very enjoyable outing and  even discovered a new species for Limerick the hieroglyphic ladybird. The bog contains an abundance of flora and fauna, insects, and wildlife, and is a very popular place for walkers, doing the Carrigkerry and Glensharrold circuit.

Three members of the St Kieran’s Heritage Association were guests on the Exchange Programme on West Limerick 102 fm on Tuesday, July 9. Presenter Sheila O’Regan interviewed Chairperson John P O’Sullivan, Secretary Mary Kury and PRO Tom Aherne, about the recent reunion in Carrigkerry to mark the 50th anniversary of the Ballyloughane School closure, and the contents in the book published to recall its history. The book  is on sale locally for €10 in Moloneys Carrigkerry, Greaney’s Ardagh, and Gerard O’Connor’s Churchtown. A DVD of the event can also be ordered by contacting John P O’Sullivan. The future plans of the association were also unveiled and discussed over a 35-minute slot. It was good promotion for the association, and thanks to Sheila and West Limerick 102.

St Kieran’s Heritage Association held a church gate collection in Ardagh/Carrigkerry on Saturday/Sunday July 13/14. The total collected was €277.57, which broke down  from Ardagh €157.57, and Carrigkerry €120. Thanks to all for their support, it is greatly appreciated. The next meeting of the Saint Kieran’s Heritage Association will be held on Thursday, August 1, at 8.30 pm in Ardagh Community Centre and all are welcome.

The County Football League Division 1 Final was played at the Bog Garden Rathkeale on Monday July 15, before a good attendance.  After a good exciting game after extra-time, it ended in a draw Saint Kieran’s 1-13 Newcastle West 0-16. Newcastle West led at half-time by three points 9-6, after enjoying more of the possession. Saint Kieran’s kept in touch and equalised with a goal from Noel Callanan after 52 minutes. They edged ahead and Newcastle West scored a late point to take the match to extra-time. Both teams scored two points each during the 20 minutes, with Newcastle West again scoring a late point to force a replay.

TEAM Robert Bradley, Diarmuid Mulcahy, Paudie McCarthy, Kevin Meade, Mossie Shine 0-1, Brendan McCarthy, Liam Kennedy, Donal Nolan 0-2 Johnny McCarthy, Ray Cahill, Sean McSweeney 0-5, Noel Callanan 1-0, Seamus Mangan 0-1, Darragh Treacy 0-2, Anthony Molyneaux 0-2. Subs Diarmuid Crowley, Killian Enright, John Hayes, John Doyle, Niall O’Shea. Management Noel Broderick, Mike Barrett, Michéal Reidy,  Paul Woulfe, Mike Greaney, Coach Michéal Reidy, Physio Louise Landers. In round 3 they meet Drom/Broadford in the County Senior Football Championship in Newcastle West on Thursday, July 25, at 7pm.

Former player Seamus O’Donnell has joined the Limerick Ladies backroom team helping with the  goalkeepers.

Limerick lost to Kildare by 3-15 to 3-5 in the All Ireland Intermediate Ladies Football Championship at the Gaelic Grounds Limerick on Saturday July 13. Róisín Ambrose, and Iris Kennelly from the Old Mill club were members. Iris making her debut at senior level scored 1-1 and received great praise from manager John Ryan.  A third member of the club Sophie Hennessy was also involved as sub goalkeeper.

Limerick lost to Galway by 2-12 to 1-10 in the All Ireland Senior Camogie Championship at Kenny Park Athenry on Sunday July 14. Róisín Ambrose (0-1) was introduced as a second half sub.

All musicians singers’ dancers and storytellers are invited to Jim’s Rambling House Newbridge on Friday July 26 at 8.30pm. It promises to be a great night of music song and dance, and all are welcome.

The annual Mass will be celebrated at Knockpatrick graveyard on Sunday, July 28, at 2.30pm, and all are welcome.

Congratulations to Breda Butler, Church View, Castlemahon, who won €218 in the West Limerick 102fm 50/50 draw, held on Friday, July 19. Tickets cost €2 and they are available from volunteers, in local shops, or from the radio station. All support is very much appreciated. New volunteers to get involved in all aspects of the station are needed at present. The roles available include research and studio work, fundraising and lots more. Contact the station if interested.