Tom Aherne

The month’s mind mass for the late Peg Flynn Carrigkerry will be celebrated in St Mary’s Church Carrigkerry on Saturday October 19 at 5pm.

The death has taken place of Tom Dunne, Coolcappa, peacefully at U.H.L. on Friday, October 4. He lay in repose at  Magner’s Funeral Home Rathkeale on Tuesday, October 8, from 6pm,  followed by removal at 7pm to St Kyran’s Church, Coolcappa. The Requiem Mass was celebrated on Wednesday at 11am, followed by burial afterwards in Kilbradren cemetery. We extend our sympathy to his brothers Charlie and Kieran, nephews, nieces, sisters-in-law, extended family and friends. May he rest in Peace.  

Congratulations to Old Mill who defeated Mungret/St Paul’s by 0-8 to 0-7 in the County Ladies Intermediate football final at Mick Neville Park, Rathkeale on Friday, October 4. They led by 0-5 to 0-4 at half-time and held on under intense pressure in the second  half to claim victory. Ide Trant,  captain, received the cup and Alva Neary Quaid was named player of the match. TEAM Sophie Hennessy, Meadbh Ambrose, Erin Hennessy, Arianne Reidy, Róisin Mann, Alva Quaid, Cathy Ambrose, Kathleen Buckley, Róisín Ambrose 0-1, Iris Kennelly 0-5, Hannah McMahon,  Geri Mae O’Kelly, Emma Donovan, Mai Kennelly, Ide Trant 0-2.Subs Kiara Carroll, Emma Duggan, Niamh Sparling, Karen Drinane, Aoife Danaher, Emma Falahee. Panel Dyanne Carroll, Gemma Barrett, Aoife Lee, Louise Drinane, Aishling McEnery,  Tara Geraghty and Danielle Donovan. Mentors Leigh Fitzgerald, Paudie McCarthy,  Ivan Neary and John O’Connor. Old Mill were defeated in the Munster club semi-final  2-12 to 0-10 by Donaghmore (Cork) at Mallow on Friday night last.

Congratulations and best wishes to Ciara Brouder, Dromrahnee, Ardagh, and Melissa Flaherty, Newcastle West, both TYs at Desmond College Newcastle West, who have been chosen to represent Ireland  at the Global Trade Fair in New York. Both have been awarded an all expenses paid  trip. They will visit the World Trade Centre and the UN. They will also display their business idea, a safety harness attachment, to teams from Israel, Germany China, Russia, and 25 state winners from the USA.    

The following are the Lottery results from  Reen’s Bar, Ardagh  on Monday, October 7. The numbers drawn were 1,7,19 and 28, and there was no Jackpot winner. Congratulations to the five lucky dip winners who won €40 each: Sean Downey, c/o Madigan’s, Con Enright c/o Ailish, Mike Sheehy, c/o Neary’s, Fiona Hogan, c/o Stephen and Caroline O’Donovan, c/o Nora Dineen.  Until the jackpot is won two additional prizes of €50 will be awarded each week. Congratulations to this week’s winners Pa, and Laura, c/o Josie and Patrick O’Brien, c/o Lynches. Next week’s Jackpot will be €20,000 and the draw will be held in Neary’s Bar, Ardagh.

St Kieran’s lost to Newcastle West  by 2-9 to 0-8 in the County  Senior Football League Division 1 replay at Mick Neville Park Rathkeale on Wednesday, October 9. The holders led by 5-3 at half-time, and two second half goals secured their fourth title in a row. TEAM: Robert Bradley, Maurice Shine, Diarmuid Mulcahy, Anthony Mullins, Liam Kennedy, Johnny McCarthy, Diarmuid Crowley, Anthony Molyneaux (capt), Darragh Treacy, Noel Callanan, John Hayes, Ray Cahill, Sean Mc Sweeney 0-8, Donie Nolan, Seamus Mangan. SUBS: John Doyle, Paudie McCarthy, Kevin Meade, Killian Enright.

Carrig Celtic lost 3-1(John Hayes) at home to Broadford Utd in the Premier Division of the Desmond League on Sunday October 6. Creeves Celtic, and Carrig Celtic B had no fixtures. In Division 1 of the Desmond Ladies League Kilcolman Rovers lost 3-0 away to Rathkeale, and Creeves Celtic had no fixture.

The Zumba class with Mairead is held in Ardagh Community Hall each Wednesday at 7.30pm. It does wonders for your health and it  is a most enjoyable evening, and all are welcome.

The 41-card drive has resumed in the Flag Floor rambling house on Wednesday evenings. It commences at 9pm, tea is served, and all are welcome. The 45-card game continues in Ardagh Community Centre on Tuesday evenings at 9pm, and new players are most welcome.

The rosary will be recited at Churchtown Grotto Newcastle West for the month of October at 7pm, and all are welcome.

The Hope Foundation cares for street children in Kolkata and Danielle Donovan, Kilcolman is holding a clothes collection on their behalf. The clothes can be dropped off at her house, or she can collect them. Please contact her on 087-9063338 and all support would be greatly appreciated

Athea Comhaltas branch will host  the County Fleadh  Cheoil again over the June weekend in 2020. This will be the tenth occasion for them to host the traditional event 1975,1976, 1983,1984, 1991, 1992, 2001,2002, 2018.The Munster final will be held in Newcastle West in July 2020, from Friday 17-19. It was last held there in 2007, when it was a great success. Two great events to look forward to next year, as well as the All Ireland finals in Mullingar in August.

Ardagh/Carrigkerry senior citizens committee are holding a meeting in Ardagh Community Hall on Thursday,  October 17 at 8pm, and all are welcome to attend.

Ardagh/Carrigkerry parish mass times will rotate from the weekend of October 19/20. Mass will be held in Ardagh on Saturday’s at 6-30pm, and in Carrigkerry on Sunday’s at 11am. 

The annual Garry McMahon traditional singing weekend will be held in Abbeyfeale from Friday, October 18 to Sunday 20.The official opening will take place in the Ramble Inn at 8pm by Denis Ogie Moran, followed by a singing session on Friday night. Martin Moore historian, and Owen McMahon PRO of the West Limerick Singing Club, will give a talk in Fr Casey’s GAA Clubhouse on Saturday at 11am. On Saturday afternoon from 2pm a singing session featuring GAA songs from the 32 counties will be held there.

The Abbeyfeale choir will perform Afrainn na Ríocht (composed by Gary) during the 6.30pm Mass in Abbeyfeale Church. Singing sessions will be held in both Leen’s Hotel and the Ramble Inn on Saturday night from 9-30pm. A concert will be held in Fr Casey’s GAA Clubhouse paying tribute to Séamus Brogan on Sunday at 3pm. A farewell singing session will be held in the Ramble Inn on Sunday evening from 7-30pm. A packed programme of events to entertain all in tribute to the late Gary who was a great promoter of all things Irish.

The West Limerick Set Dancing Club will hold their  October set Céilí  in the Devon Inn Hotel, Templeglantine on Sunday, October 20 at 4pm. Music by  the Striolán Céilí Band and teas served, and all are welcome. This will be Striolán’s final appearance locally as they are taking a break during 2020. They have been an outstanding band for set dancers over the past ten years, and they deserve a large crowd to mark their last West Limerick appearance

A fundraising Céilí in aid of Cystic Fibrosis branch (covering Tipperary Limerick and Clare) will be held at Mungret St Pauls GAA Clubhouse on Friday October 25, from 9pm to midnight. Music by the Kingdom Céilí Band and admission is €10, and refreshments will be served. By donating to TLC4CF you can make a difference to the quality of life for people with Cystic Fibrosis. It also aims to develop and improve services and facilities for people with CF in the mid-west region. Fidelma  the organiser is a great supporter of all the Céilí venues, and fundraisers, and deserves a very large crowd. A raffle for numerous spot prizes will be held and all support will be greatly appreciated 

Halloween will be marked with a large bonfire on Knockfierna Hill on Sunday, October 27 at 6.30pm. It will be followed by a rambling house session in the cottage and all entertainers are welcome to attend 

The Coolcappa Parents Association are holding a children’s Disco, in Coolcappa Community Hall on Monday, October 28, from 6-30 to 8-30pm. The cost is €3 per person, and it promises to be a very scary evening.

Congratulations to Mike Geary Belville, Kilmeedy, who won €288  in the West Limerick 102fm 50/50 draw, held on Friday October 11.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.