By Tom Aherne

The death has taken place of Catherine (Kit) Liston, Knockfinisk, Athea, peacefully, in the care of the Staff at Millbrae Lodge Nursing Home, Newport, Tipperary, on September 18. Predeceased by her parents the late Jack and  Josephine Liston (nee White). Reposing at Kelly’s Funeral Home, Athea, on Sunday evening from 7pm to 7.30pm for family and close friends only. Removal at 11.45am on Monday, September 20, for Requiem Mass at 12 noon in St. Bartholomew’s Church, Athea,  with burial immediately after in Holy Cross Cemetery, Athea. Sympathy to her many cousins, the families of the Liston’s (Athea), Allen’s, Hitchen’s and Liston’s (Ballybunion), Carey’s (Limerick), Trinder’s (UK), Carroll’s (Wexford), Sheehy’s, Whites and Hassetts (Athea, Newcastle West, UK and Tralee), her wonderful carers, neighbours and a large circle of friends. May her gentle soul rest in Peace

The death has taken place of Kathleen Bustin (née Healy) Ardlaman, Rathkeale, peacefully, wife of the late Tom on Sunday, September 19. Reposing at Magner’s Funeral Home, Rathkeale, on Tuesday evening from 6.30pm to 7.30pm, for family and close friends only. Funeral arriving at Coolcappa Church on Wednesday September 23, for Requiem Mass at 11am. Burial took place afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. Sympathy to daughter Marie, sons David, Kieran, Declan and Graham, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, daughters-in-law and extended family. May she rest in Peace.

We extend sympathy to Joan and Jack Ahern, O’Connor Park, Ardagh on the death of Joan’s sister, Mary Burke,  Ballynoe, Ballingarry, peacefully, in UHL, on  Saturday, September 18. Predeceased by her sisters Eily and Lil, brothers Jack, Pat Joe and Willie. Remains arriving at the Church Of The Immaculate Conception, Ballingarry, on Tuesday, September 21, for 11.30am Requiem Mass. Burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. Sympathy also to sisters-in-law Doreen and Ollie, nephews, nieces, grand nephews, grand nieces, relatives, kind neighbours and many friends. May her gentle soul rest in Peace.

Congratulations and best wishes in the future to Sinead Nolan Kilcolman and Colm Conroy Kildare, who were married in Coolbaun, Tipperary on Thursday, September 16.

The Limerick GAA Club draw was held on Saturday, September 25, during the Limerick Live Sports Show from 10-11am. Saint Kieran’s  GAA Club had no winner. The top prizes each month are 1st prize €10,000, 2nd prize €3,000, 3rd prize €2,000, 4th prize €1,000. The fifth prize each month is an exclusive star prize. There are  four prizes of €250 and 17 prizes of €100. The total prize money given out each month is €21,000. The Saint Kieran’s GAA Club would welcome new members and subscription can be paid through the Club force App.

Saint Kieran’s  defeated Ballylanders  1-10 to 0-6 in the County Under 19 football quarter final  on Monday September 20. They led by 1-6 to 0-2 at half time with Cormac Mann scoring their goal. TEAM Craig MacInnes, Conor Kelly,  Aaron Heffernan, Jamie O’Brien,  Sean Ryan, Dan Geraghty, Shane Fitzgerald,  Cormac Mann,  Lorcan Murphy,  Mikey Long, Jamie Baynham, Cathal McEnery,  Shay Greaney,  Jamie Keane, Conor Woulfe. Subs: Tom McMahon, Darragh McMahon, Cian Brennan.

Saint Kieran’s defeated Na Piarsaigh 1-4 to 1-2 in the Under 13 Football Division 2 Championship semi final. The final was played at Mick Neville Park on Saturday last and Ballybrown proved too strong for St Kieran’s winning by 3-5 to 1-1. Saint Kieran’s defeated Na Piarsaigh by 2-15 to 1-14 (AET) in the County Senior Football Championship relegation semi final played at Croagh on Saturday evening last. The City side led by 0-6 to 0-4 at half time and Saint Kieran’s hit top form in the third quarter to lead by 1-10 to 0-8. It was backs to the wall in the final quarter with Na Piarsaigh moving  ahead 1-12 to 1-10. Dylan Moloney scored two long range points from frees to force extra time. They led by a Dylan Moloney goal at half time in extra time, and held on to secure senior football for next year.

TEAM: Ian Mackessy, Mike Shanahan, Brendan McCarthy, Aaron Heffernan, Mossie Shine (Captain) Johnny McCarthy,  Diarmuid Mulcahy 1-0,  Darragh Treacy, Liam Kennedy,  Eoin McEnery, Dylan Moloney 1-6, Jack Ben Harnett,  Kevin Meade, Anthony Molyneaux, John Hayes 0-6 Subs Donie Nolan, Seamus Mangan 0-1,  Noel Callanan 0-1, Sean Ryan 0-1,  Anthony Mullins, Anthony Molyneaux again.

On this coming Saturday, October 2, Saint Kieran’s play Monagea  in Group 2 and  round 4 of the county junior hurling championship at Knockaderry at 4pm. They need to win to stay in contention for a quarter final place.

Creeves Celtic defeated Breska Rovers away 6-5 on penalties following a 3-3 draw to advance to the second round of the Munster Junior Cup on Sunday September 19.Richie Hayes, Eoin Mc Enery and James O’Connor scored. Kilcolman Rovers defeated Askeaton 5-1 at home in series 1 of the Ladies Division 1 League Cup Group B Competition with goals from Ciara Downes 3, Molly McGrath 2. Creeves Celtic received a walkover from Rathkeale in Group A. Jessie Meade Kilcolman Rovers was a member of the Desmond League side that defeated Cork League 4-3 in the first game of Group C of the Under 13 Gaynor Cup at Knockdown Park.

The popular Parkrun has returned on Saturday mornings at 9-30 am at the Demesne Grounds in Newcastle West. The weekly event returned on Saturday, September 25 after the lifting of Covid-19 restrictions. People can run, jog or walk the 5km around the scenic Demesne and get plenty exercise and fresh air amongst fellow enthusiasts. Register for free at or just show up on a Saturday and give it a go.

Saint Kieran’s GAA Club  commenced  their second  6 week  walking programme on Friday, September 24. It is the same 4km route as last year  starting from the Astro turf car park at 7.30pm sharp each Friday. Everyone should wear a high Viz jacket and carry a flash light as they proceed along the public road. For people who would like to do a shorter walk, are welcome  also and they can do  circuits of the Astro turf. The first  event was very popular when it took place in January/February 2020 before Covid-19 struck.

The Ardagh Development Association and Saint Kieran’s GAA joint weekly lottery  draw took place on Monday, September 20.  The numbers drawn were 8,11,25 and 30 , and there was  no  winner of the €4,500 Jackpot.  Congratulations  to the five lucky dip winners who received  €40 each: JAP c/o Denis Greaney, Thos Keane c/o Neary’s, Mary Harnett, Ardagh, Helen Byrnes c/o Denis Greaney, Meadbh Ambrose (Online). Next Monday night’s jackpot will  be €4,600. 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.

Congratulations to Eddie O’Sullivan Dromcollogher, who won €577 in the West Limerick 102fm 50/50 draw, held on Friday, September 24. 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.