By Tom Aherne

Congratulations and best wishes in the future to Michelle Brouder, Ballinabearna and Mike Hartnett, Churchtown, Newcastle West, who  were married recently.

We extend sympathy to the Carr family, Ballinabearna, on the death of Joe’s brother, Tadhg Carr, 2 Woodgrove,  Moyvane on Saturday, August 21. His Requiem Mass was celebrated in the Church of the Assumption Moyvane, and burial was in Kilnaughtin  Cemetery. May he rest in Peace.

The First Holy Communion ceremony will be held on Saturday September 18, at 10.30am in St Molua’s, Ardagh and 12.30pm in St Mary’s, Carrigkerry. Best wishes to all.

From September 1 to February 28, the cutting back of roadside hedges and vegetation on public roads is allowed. This year has seen increased growth, due to the warm conditions, and many road verges around the locality are overgrown and badly in need of attention. It is dangerous for large agricultural machinery, motorists, cyclists and pedestrians to travel the  rural minor roads due to their overgrown state. Landowners are responsible for maintaining and  cutting back  their hedges. Many are great at maintaining their road frontages, but a minority exist who do not adhere to this law and create danger for road users.

Friday, September 17 is Culture Night. A live streamed event packed with music and song from around Sliabh Luachra and beyond will be held from 9-10pm. Performances from three counties, Cork, Kerry and Limerick will be included, as well as highlights from the many festival concerts that were broadcast in 2021 with assistance from the Sliabh Luachra Music Trail. Available on More details of events at Limerick Culture Night 2021.

Saint Kieran’s lost to Kilteely/Dromkeen 4-18 to 1-13 in Round 1 Group 2 of the County Junior A Hurling Championship at Croom Gaelic Grounds on Sunday, September 5. They led by 1-6 to 0-8 at half time, but gradually fell behind after the interval. TEAM John Greaney, James O’Connor, Diarmuid Mulcahy, Aaron Heffernan, Cathal McEnery, Jack Ben Harnett 0-1, Brendan Mc Carthy, Mossie Shine, Eoin Mc Enery 0-2, Cormac Mann, Billy Breen, Mike Flynn, Ian Mackessy 0-8, Johnny McCarthy 1-2, Anthony Mullins. Subs: Kaelan O’Connor, Michael Murphy, Mikey Breen, Edward Fitzgerald.

Saint Kieran’s defeated Drom/Broadford 3-13 to 1-6 in the County Under 19 Hurling Championship in Dromcollogher on Wednesday, September 8. TEAM Tom McMahon, Conor Kelly,  Jack Kiely,  Wiliam Steele,  Liam Scanlon,  Aaron Heffernan,  Shay Greaney,  Cathal McEnery,  Cormac Mann, James Normoyle, Jamie Baynham, Michael Long,  Conor Woulfe,  Jamie Keane, Conor Shanahan. Subs: Cathal O’Connor, Fionn Gleeson, Thomas Murphy, Lorcan Murphy, Cian Brennan,  Robert Cremin.

Saint Kieran’s lost to Dromin/Athlacca/Banogue 0-14 to 0-7 in the County Under 17 C Hurling Championship. Saint Kieran’s defeated Granagh/Ballingarry 2-15 to 0-4 in Under 15 Hurling on Monday, September 6.

Creeves Celtic defeated St Ita’s 2-1 away on Sunday September 5 to progress to the Desmond League Division 1 Tournament final. David Dunne and Chris Kenny scored their goals.

Congratulations to Darragh and Noel McCormack Glenville and Cathal McMahon onboard the yacht 188 Innocence (Foynes Yacht Club) winners of the Union Chandlery  Mermaid Munster Championship held in Foynes recently. Congratulations also to Vincent Mc Cormack and crew onboard 119 Three Chevrons (Foynes Yacht Club) who came second.

Kilcolman National School are holding a clothes collection on Friday, September 24. Accepted will be used clothes, shoes, handbags, belts, curtains etc. Items can be dropped to the shelter in the school  from Friday,  September 17. All support is greatly appreciated.

Coolcappa Community Centre are holding a clothes collection as a fundraiser for the Community Centre on Saturday, September 18 from 12 noon to 4pm. If the time is not suitable, please text Diane  on 087-9203939 to arrange an alternative time. Supervised  social distancing will be observed to ensure everyone’s safety. Looking forward to your support.

The Ardagh Development Association and Saint Kieran’s GAA joint weekly lottery   draw took place on Monday, September 6.  The numbers drawn were 1,7,14, and 30 , and there was  no  winner of the €4,300 Jackpot.  Congratulations  to the five lucky dip winners who received €40 each: D and M Kiely, Ardagh, Sean Moriarty, Ministerland, Ardagh, Liam Liston, Glenastar, Ardagh, Sean and Oisin Ryan, Ardagh, Bobby and Denis Woulfe, Farran Ardagh.  Next Monday night’s jackpot will  be €4,400. 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  weekly split the pot draw has concluded and, in its place, they will be running a new 12 monthly  split the pot  draw with increased prize money. The envelopes to place your two euro in plus details, are available at  Hanley’s Food Store, Creeves, The Thatch Bar Newbridge, Neary’s Bar, Ardagh, and from team managers and  committee members. People can also sign up by standing order for €10 per month, which will entitle you to five entries into each monthly draw. Thanks to all for their support over the past 12 months, and all support  for the new draw will be appreciated.

Congratulations to Claire Devine, Foynes, who won €655 in the West Limerick 102fm 50/50 draw, held on Friday, September 10. The tickets cost €2, or 3 for €5 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. A number of exciting new programmes are being broadcast at present with more on the way. The station can be contacted at 069-66200 if people have news of interest to the West Limerick area.