By Tom Aherne

The death has taken place of Eva Brosnan (née O’Connell) Killaheen, Reens, Ardagh, and formerly of Newcastle West, peacefully in the loving care of the staff at Beechwood House Nursing Home, on Wednesday, January 13. Predeceased by her husband Michael. A private family funeral Mass took place in the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Newcastle West on Saturday, January 16, at 11.30am, followed by burial afterwards in Kilscannell cemetery.  We extend our sympathy to her daughters Evanne and Bríd, son Michael, sisters Colette and Laurie, daughter-in-law Kate, son-in-law Gerard, grandchildren, Amy, Ciaran, Michael and Aoife, sisters-in-law Kathleen and Mary, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends. May she rest in Peace

The Noonan family were unable to hold their Christmas Lights Fundraiser this year due to Covid -19. Instead, Tony did a tour of the national schools, bringing lots of enjoyment to the children. The family  have also set up a go fund me page for people if they wish to donate to their list of charities this year. The charities for this year are: Brother’s of Charity, Recovery Haven Tralee, CRY Monagea, Milford Care Centre, Peter McVerry Trust, CARI – Shining a Light for Children. The donate link is: Please donate if you can to these deserving charities!

Creeves Celtic  held their  split the pot draw at Hanley’s Food store,  Creeves, on Monday, January 11. Congratulations to Michael Flavin who won €122. The weekly   entry fee is €2, with €1 going to the club and the other €1 to be paid out in prize money each week. The envelopes to place your two Euro in plus details, are available at  Hanley’s Food Store Creeves,  and from committee members.  People can also sign up by standing order for €9 per month. The  draws will be held on Monday nights, and all support will be appreciated.

Congratulations to Karen O’Connor, Carrigkerry who won €130 in the Ballyhahill Development Draw which was held at Moloney’s Shop, Carrigkerry. Tickets for this draw can be purchased at Moloney’s Shop, Mullane’s shop Knockdown and from Paddy O’Rourke Ballyhahill.

The Ardagh Development Association and Saint Kieran’s GAA joint weekly lottery   draw took place on Monday, January 11, in the Community Centre, Ardagh. The numbers drawn were 1, 3, 16 and 17, and there was no winner of the €3,900 Jackpot.  Congratulations  to the five lucky dip winners who received € 40 each Marie McInnes, online, Tom Mackessy, Coolanoran, Amanda Dalton, c/o Moira, Sean Downey, c/o Madigan’s and Micheal Ambrose online.  Next Monday night’s jackpot will  be €4,000. People can play online using club force on the club’s Facebook page, with 6pm on Monday evening the deadline. The tickets are also on sale at the usual outlets, and all support will be appreciated.

The Saint Kieran’s  senior footballers and junior hurlers are running a Last Man Standing Fundraiser starting on Tuesday, January  26. Pick 10 winners in 10 Premiership games over 10 weeks to be in with a chance of winning. the first prize of €150. You can participate by contacting members of both panels, or sending a private message to the club’s social media page.  The entry fee is €10.

The Saint Kieran’s GAA Club membership for the 2021 season is as follows, Limerick Development draw €100, senior adult player €50, senior adult player plus Limerick Development draw €140, family membership €70, family membership plus Limerick Development draw €160, adult social non playing €30, adult social non playing plus Limerick Development draw €120, under 21/student membership €30, single juvenile membership €30. All the membership can be paid through the Club force APP with direct debit options available.

The final  Limerick GAA Club draw for 2020 will be held on Saturday, January 30. The first prize is €10,000, 2nd prize €3,000, 3rd prize €2,000, and 28 additional prizes of   €500, €250 and €100. For the final draw the  entry fee is €10, and the exclusive star prize is €500. To join contact the local St Kieran’s club members in person, or online. The club will be promoting the 2021 draw as well. It will run on the same lines as last year, and it will commence in the spring.