By Tom Aherne

Saint Kieran’s play Caherline in the County Junior A Hurling Championship Final on this Saturday November 13, at 2pm in Fitzgerald Park Kilmallock. The team and management have come through a tough seven match campaign to reach the decider, and hopes are high that the cup will return to the village after a nine year absence. After losing their opening match to Kilteely/ Dromkeen, they have defeated Saint Patrick’s, Garryspillane, Monagea, Ahane,  in the group stage to advance as winners to the quarter final. They defeated Doon and Ballybricken/Bohermore in the semi-final to book a final spot. Wishing all the team players  and backroom personnel involved the  best wishes for a successful outcome.

The following are the cemetery blessings and prayers during November  in the Coolcappa/Kilcolman parish: Kilbradern Sunday, November 14, at 2pm, Coolcappa Sunday November 21, at 2pm, Clounagh Sunday, November 28, at 2pm.

The Rosary will be recited in Reilig Mhuire at 3pm each Sunday (14, 21, 28,) during the month of November and all associated with the cemetery are invited to come and pray for their departed family members.

The death has taken place of Hannah Lane (née O’Gorman) Moyreen, Ballyhahill and formerly  Tournafulla,  peacefully at home on Tuesday,  November 2, and wife of the late Thomas. The Requiem mass was held at 12 noon on Friday November  5, in St. Colman’s Church, Kilcolman with burial afterwards in Kilcolman Cemetery. Sympathy to daughters  Áine and Maria,  sister Chrissie Daly, sons-in-law Seosaimh and Eoghan, grandchildren Hannah, Lorcan, Kiefer, Heidi and Margot, nieces, nephews, relatives, friends and neighbours. May she rest in Peace.

The parish remembrance masses will be held in Saint Mary’s Church, Carrigkerry on Thursday, November 18, and  Saint Molua’s Church, Ardagh on Friday,  November 19, at 7.30pm. The Carrigkerry deceased members  to be remembered are  Paddy Falahee and Josephine Keane and the Ardagh members are Maura Collins, Tom Kennelly, Patrick O’Connor,  Sheila O’Regan,  Stephen Nolan,  Nora Ambrose,  Geraldine Liston and Denis Collins. Mass will be celebrated in St Kyran’s Church, Coolcappa on Wednesday, November 17, at 7.30pm and in St Colman’s Church, Kilcolman on Friday, November 19, at 7.30pm.

Book lovers have been enjoying the contents of In Loving Memory by Mary Kury and Connections by Bridie Murphy which were launched in recent weeks. Copies of In Loving Memory  is available for sale at € 20 from  Mary Kury Ardagh by post or Order online at [email protected]  or by text at 0879282462.

Connections is available for €20 from the following shops: Sonas Health Shop, Tony Hayes Newsagents, Special Occasions and O’Connor’s Londis, all in Newcastle West, Riordan’s Chemist Athea, Roche’s Mace Shanagolden, Moloney’s Daybreak Carrigkerry, Greaney’s Butchers Ardagh and directly from Bridie at 086-8833277 or email [email protected] The proceeds from the book will go to Temple Street Children’s Hospital and the Irish Air Ambulance.

The Gnome on my Toe by Jacqui Geoghegan Mangan, (€9.99) is available at Giltananes Pharmacy Rathkeale, Tony  Hayes Shop Newcastle West, O’Mahony’s Bookshop Limerick City, Woulfe’s Bookshop Listowel and from herself. Contact her Facebook  page for all details.

Diarmuid O’Brien, Glin and Donal O’Sullivan Carrigkerry  ‘Abroad in the Back Kitchen’ traditional Irish fiddle and flute music from West Limerick Album is receiving good exposure on the Radio since it was launched. The Album  is on sale in shops in both musician’s own villages and throughout West Limerick. It will provide hours of enjoyment for  passionate  music listeners during the long winter nights. It would make an ideal gift for traditional music lovers, who like to hear the music flow and the feet tapping.

The Hayes family, Shanagolden switched on their Christmas light display on Saturday, November 6, seven weeks before Christmas Day. They have added to their display this year and the charities to benefit will be Milford Hospice, Children’s Ark Unit at Limerick University Hospital and St Gabriel’s School. More details on Hayes Christmas Lights Facebook page.

SSE Renewable invites groups and clubs to apply to their community fund. If you have a community based project within a 20km radius of their Tournafulla, Rathcahill, Dromada and Athea  Wind Farms, they may be able to help with funding. As the power behind SSE Airtricity, they have already invested over €2.2 million in the West Limerick and North Kerry region, since 2008. For more information  on how to apply visit or contact their community fund manager. Call: 0868 782 104 Email: community [email protected] The closing date  for community fund applications is 5pm on Friday November 19.

Saint Kieran’s drew 0-11 with Father Casey’s in Round 1 Group 2 of the County Premier Under 21 Football Championship under lights  in Rebogue Limerick on Friday November 5. They trailed by 0-7 to 0-6 at half time with John Hayes kicking all six. Team: Craig McIness, Eoin Burke,  Aaron Heffernan, Mike Shanahan, Shane Fitzgerald, Dan Geraghty, Lorcan Murphy, Liam Kennedy, Cormac Mann, Jamie Baynham,  John Hayes,  Eoin McEnery, Cathal McEnery, Dylan Moloney, Kevin Guina.

Saint Kieran’s 6 week walking programme ended on Friday, October 29. It was  an ideal way for people to get out once a week for a friendly community walk around the countryside and Ardagh village. People can continue the walking around the Astro turf in Ardagh as it is lit up most evenings. Four laps of the Astro are 1km and it is safe and will keep people in shape until the walking programme resume in the early New Year.

Róisín Mann, Róisín Ambrose, Katie Ambrose and Iris Kennelly were members of the Newcastle West team that defeated Granagh/Ballingarry  1-7 to 0-6, in the County senior camogie championship semi final at Newcastle West on Sunday October 31. Best wishes to all in the final against Killeedy.

Carrig Celtic lost 5-0 away to Granagh United in the Premier Division of the Desmond League on Sunday October 31. Rathkeale V Creeves Celtic in the Munster Junior Cup was off. In the Desmond Ladies Division 1 League Creeves Celtic defeated Feenagh 5-1 away, with Angela Sheehan 2, Shannon Ruttle, Maureen Noonan and Laura O’Shaughnessy scoring. Kilcolman V Breska Rovers B was called off. Jessie Meade Kilcolman Rovers was a member of the Desmond Under 13 Gaynor cup team that defeated South Tipperary 6-1 in Group C of the competition played at Tipperary town. The team are through to the quarter finals as group winners after three wins.

The Ardagh Development Association and Saint Kieran’s GAA joint weekly lottery   draw took place on Monday, November 1.  The numbers drawn were 1,3,22 and 23, and there was  no  winner of the €5,100 Jackpot.  Congratulations  to the five lucky dip winners who received  €40 each: Noreen Noonan, Commons, Ardagh, John Buston, Coolcappa, Kate Ambrose (Online), Meadhbh, Conor and Eoghan c/o Ailish, Michelle Brouder (Online). Next Monday night’s jackpot will  be €5,200. 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 second monthly split the pot draw at Hanley’s Foodstore Creeves on Friday, October 29. Congratulations to Niamh Goggin who was the lucky winner of €457.

Congratulations to Brendan Duggan Ardagh , who won €565 in the West Limerick 102fm 50/50 draw, held on Friday, November 5. 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.