By Tom Aherne

The Month’s Mind Mass for the late Paddy Molyneaux, the Cross, Ardagh, will be celebrated at St Molua’s Church, Ardagh on Sunday, September 25 at 11am.

Ardagh ICA will hold a coffee morning at Ardagh Community Centre  on Thursday, September 22, from 10am to 12.30 pm. It is in aid of Milford Hospice and all support will be greatly appreciated.

Mass will rotate in Coolcappa/Kilcolman parish from Saturday, October 1, for the next six months. The Saturday evening mass will end in St Colman’s Church, Kilcolman on Saturday, September 24 at 7.30pm. Mass will then be celebrated in St Kyran’s Church on Saturdays at the same time and there will be no Sunday Mass in either churches.

The latest music, song and set dancing night was held on Tuesday, September 13 at the Flag Floor, Glensharrold, Carrigkerry. A number of fresh faces were  in attendance, and  all enjoyed the dancing, singing, whistling, story and lovely food provided. The entertainment continues  on Tuesday, September 20,from 9pm to 11.30pm. There is no Eircode,  but the venue is just past V94 39N9. Teas are served, admission is €5, and all are welcome.

St Kieran’s defeated Doon by 2-15 to 0-14 in Round 4 of Group 3 of the County Junior Hurling Championship played at Na Piarsaigh Gaelic Grounds on Sunday, September 11. They led by 0-11 to 0-9 at half time and extended their lead to take the points. TEAM: Cilliam Ambrose, Diarmuid Mulcahy, Paudie McCarthy, Aaron Heffernan,  Jack Ben Harnett,  Brendan McCarthy,  Cathal McEnery,  Anthony Mullins,  Mossie Shine, Cormac Mann,  Johnny McCarthy,  Sean Ryan,  Ian Mackessy,  Eoin McEnery, Darragh Treacy. Subs Liam Kennedy, James Muckell, Anthony Molyneaux, Danny Collum, Mike Flynn.

St Kieran’s defeated Mungret/St Paul’s by 2-13 to 0-13 in Round 5 of Group 3 of the County Junior Hurling Championship played at Doon on Friday, September 16. They trailed by 0-8 to 0-7 at half time but eased ahead in the final quarter to make it five wins from five played. They top the group and advance to the quarter finals. TEAM: Cilliam Ambrose, Diarmuid Mulcahy, Paudie McCarthy, Aaron Heffernan,  Shay Greaney,  Brendan McCarthy,  Cathal McEnery 0-2,  Mike Murphy,  Mossie Shine 0-1, Danny Collum 0-2,  Johnny McCarthy 0-1,  Sean Ryan,  James Muckell 1-0  Eoin McEnery 0-6, Darragh Treacy 0-1. Subs Liam Kennedy 1-0, Anthony Molyneaux, James O’Connor, Donie Nolan.

Creeves Celtic lost 8-1 (Seamus Mangan) at home to Rathkeale in Group B of the Desmond  Premier Division League Cup on Sunday September 11. Carrig Celtic defeated Broadford United 3-2 at home in Group A of the Division 3 League Cup. Seanie King 2, and Darren Ward scored the goals.

Old Mill were defeated by Ballylanders  1-10 to 0-6 in the County Senior Ladies Football Championship quarter final at Croom on Sunday, September 11.

The Ardagh Development Association and Saint Kieran’s GAA joint weekly lottery   draw took place on Monday September 12. The numbers drawn were 15, 16, 26, 30 and  there was  no  winner of the €9,400 Jackpot. Congratulations to the five lucky dip winners who received €40 each:  Meadhbh, Conor and Eoin, c/o Ailish, Billy Breen (Online), Chris Madigan (Online), Ciara Moroney, Coolcappa, Eileen Collins, Ardagh. Next Monday night’s jackpot will  be €9,500. 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 Carol O’Regan, Newcastle West, who  won €360 in the West Limerick 102fm 50/50 draw, held on Friday, September 16. The tickets cost €2, or 3 for €5 and they are available from volunteers, in local shops, (including Moloneys  Carrigkerry, and Denis Greaney’s Shop Ardagh) or from the radio station. All support will be appreciated. The station can be contacted at 069-66200 if people have news of interest to the West Limerick area.

A new CD in aid of Friends of St Ita’s titled  Autumn Melodies will be launched on Culture Night,  September 23, for people to enjoy and to support the work the Friends continue to do at Newcastle West Community Hospital. The CD is produced by locals Theresa Doyle McMahon and Siobhán Doody well known singers around the locality.  The launch of the eagerly anticipated CD will take place  at the Longcourt House Hotel on Friday September 23 at 8pm. Entry is free, and the CD will be for sale on the night. There are songs to suit every taste on the CD all from local artists. The artists featured include Siobhan Doody, Theresa Doyle McMahon,  Michael Enright, Brian Hartnett, Emmet Scanlon, Michael Nash Fr. Tim Curtin,  Canon Tony Mullins, Fr. Liam Enright. A great night of entertainment provided by the artists is promised and all support will be appreciated.

The Newcastle West Film Club returns  for Season 25 on Friday, September 23 at 8pm sharp in the Desmond Complex, Newcastle West. They will show ”After Love” and refreshments will be available. They are looking forward to welcoming all their friends back again for an enjoyable night.

The next  rambling house will be held at Pat’s Rambling House, Newbridge on Friday, September 23, at 8.30pm. All musicians, singers’ dancers and storytellers are most welcome to attend.

The Limerick GAA Club draw for 2022 continues with the September Draw taking place on  Saturday 24. The entry fee  is €10 per month or €40 for the remaining four draws  and €21,000 will be given out in prize money each month. The first prize is €10,000, 2nd prize €3,000, 3rd prize €2,000, 4th prize €1,000, 5th prize is an exclusive star prize, and 4  prizes of €500, four prizes €250, and 17 prizes of €100. The exclusive Star Prize for September is a €500 voucher for the Woodlands House Hotel,  Adare. To join contact the local St Kieran’s club members in person, or online through the Club force App with direct options available. The club will receive 50% of all membership received which is vital for the running of it over the year.

Set dancing classes have resumed in Monagea Parish Hall for the Autumn and Winter season. They take place on Tuesday and Thursday nights from 8.30pm for beginners and advanced and all are welcome. They are very enjoyable nights with lots of exercise, laughs and friendships formed  in comfortable surroundings. For more information call 086-3510774. Classes are also being held in the Marian Hall, Moyvane on Monday’s at 8pm and Milford Hall on Wednesday’s at 8pm. Classes will return in Con Colbert Hall, Athea and Fr. Casey’s Clubhouse. Abbeyfeale in the first week of October.

Desmond College, Newcastle West have announced details of their Adult Education  night classes schedule for Autumn 22, which begin on Thursday, October 6, at 7pm sharp. All courses run for 8 weeks and they cost €90 each. The 9 courses available to enter  for are: Drawing and painting for fun, Genealogy, finding my past, Photography for beginners,  Furniture up cycling,  Digital skills (own laptop, tablet etc, required), Crochet for beginners, Calligraphy and bookbinding for beginners, Makeup techniques and Pilates (€80). For further information please contact Desmond College at 069- 62205

Coolcappa Community Hall are holding their AGM on Wednesday, September 28 at 8pm. The hall has been upgraded in recent times and is now available for hire. It is suitable for many activity purposes and more relaxed social events. All enquiries through their Facebook page at Coolcappa Community Hall. Comhaltas dancing classes are held there on Saturday mornings from 9am, and Zumba classes commences on Monday, September 26 at 7.30pm.

The County Senior Scór Final will take place in Askeaton Hall on Saturday, October 1 at 7pm. The competition has seven events, Figure Dancing, Solo Singing, Recitation/Story Telling, Instrumental Music, Novelty Act, Ballad Group, Set Dancing.  The senior Scór question time quiz will be held on Thursday, September 29 at 8pm in Mungret St Paul’s GAA Community Centre. People interested in participating are asked to contact their club officers.