By Tom Aherne

The death has occurred of Maisie Guiney, nee Hennessy, Castlequarter, Ballyhahill and 1 Gortboy Court, Newcastle West, on Saturday, June 12, after a short illness. Her Requiem Mass was celebrated on Tuesday,  June 15 at 2.30pm at the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Newcastle West followed by  burial immediately afterwards in Calvary Cemetery, Newcastle West. We extend sympathy to  her husband Michael, sons Tom and  Rob, daughter Rose, brother Jimmy, sisters Kathleen, Delores and Josie, son in law Dave, daughters in law Aoife and  Regina, brothers in law, sisters in law, nephews, nieces, grandchildren, relatives and  friends. May she rest in Peace.

Local soccer player Leah Hayes played in goals for the Irish U-19 team that defeated Northern Ireland 3-1 in a recent friendly match. She plays her club football with Cork City.

Saint Kieran’s lost to Newcastle West 1-12 to 0-5 in Round 1 of the West Senior football League on Tuesday, June 8 at Newcastle West. They defeated Gerald Griffins 2-10 to 1-11, in Round 2 on Tuesday, June 15 at Coolcappa. Club players John Hayes and Dylan Moloney  are part of the county U-20 football panel, and Craig MacInnes and Lorcan Murphy are part of the U-17 minor football panel at present preparing for the upcoming championship.

Limerick lost to Leitrim 4-12 to 2-7, in the semi final of Division 4 B of the Ladies National Football League at Milltown Galway on Sunday June 13. The Old Mill supplied three players to the team Sophie Hennessy, Roisín Ambrose, and Iris Kennelly 1-1. Limerick will now have a break before the championship commences.

Róisín Ambrose was a member of the Limerick camogie team that defeated Clare by 2-11 to 1-9 in the Munster Senior Championship Premilinary round at Clarina on Saturday June 19. They will play Waterford in the semi final.

Kilcolman national school will hold an end of school year split the pot draw in the school on Friday June 25. The entry envelopes can be got from the school and children attending the school  will assist in getting them for anyone  that wants to enter. The next clothes collection  will be held on Monday July 5. Any donations of used clothes, shoes, bags, belts curtains and bed linen can be dropped to the school shelter from Friday, June 25 onwards. This has proven to be  a great fundraiser in the past and we would like to thank everyone for their continued support.

The Sacrament of Confirmation will be delivered in Saint Kyran’s Church, Coolcappa on Friday July 9, at 11am, and 1pm, and in Saint Colman’s Church, Kilcolman on Thursday July  15, at 11am, and 1pm, and also Friday 16,at 11am, and 1pm.

The Ardagh Development Association and Saint Kieran’s GAA joint weekly lottery   draw took place on Monday June 14. The numbers drawn were 8, 12, 14 and 15, and there was  no  winner of the €3,100 Jackpot.  Congratulations  to the five lucky dip winners who received € 40 each:  Francis McCarthy, Askeaton c/o Padge, Sean Noonan, Ardagh c/o Catherine, Patricia McCarthy, Askeaton, c/o Padge, Ivan Neary, Ardagh (Online) and Catherine Hayes, Carrigkerry (Online). Next Monday night’s jackpot will  be €3,200. 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.

Creeves Celtic  held their split the pot draw on Monday, June 14. Congratulations to Eddie O’Sullivan, who won €110. 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 Ita Treacy Newcastle West who won €385 in the West Limerick 102fm 50/50 draw, held on Friday, June 18. The tickets cost €2, and they are available from volunteers, in local shops, (including Moloney’s Carrigkerry, and Denis Greaney’s Shop Ardagh) or from the radio station. All support will be appreciated as finances are tight due to lack of fundraising. The radio station is off limits to members of the public at present, with only volunteers allowed access. When restrictions are lifted all will be very welcome to visit and get involved in programming. A number of exciting new programmes are in the pipeline for later in the year. The station can be contacted at 069-66200 if people have news of interest to the West Limerick area.

On Friday, June 22, 1990 the Radio Limerick Programme “Your Place and Mine”  presented by Sean Murphy featured the parish of Ardagh/Carrigkerry. The show  was put in place to promote the people, and events taking place in each parish, and the presenter was Sean Murphy. The people featured were Peg Connell, Eileen Aherne Walsh, Joan Riordan, Mary Ita Harnett, Jerry McMahon, Jim Liston, Paddy O’Sullivan,  Jack Bett Enright, Tim Crowley, Pa Leahy,  Tom Dillane, Tom Aherne, and singers Con Greaney, Rooskagh, and  Marion Collins from Newcastle West.