Lottery Draw: The following are the Lottery results from Reen’s Bar Ardagh, on Monday 25th February. The numbers drawn were 5, 8, 12, 16, and there was no Jackpot winner. Congratulations to the lucky dip winners, € 60 Thomas Daly c/o Neary’s Bar. € 60 Joe Lee Newcastle West, € 60 Stephen Kennelly Shanagolden. € 30 Stacey Burker c/o Bus Eireann. € 30 Mary Bennett Ardagh. € 30 Kay Ryan Ardagh. Next week’s draw will be held in Neary’s Bar Ardagh and the Jackpot will be € 6,600.
Community Games Success: Congratulations to Saint Kieran’s Community Games club on their success in the Talent Competition held in Askeaton Hall on Friday 22nd February. The U-14set dancers won the Gold medals, and Aine Nolan and Eileen Collins the Bronze medals in the U-14 traditional group event. The members of the set dancers were Aisling Mc Enery, Arianne Reidy, Cathy Ambrose Ciara Dineen, Tara Geraghty, Roisin Mann, Molly Mc Grath, and Molly Gleeson. Teacher John Stack and Robert Kelly was the teacher for the group event.
County League Winners: Congratulations to Saint Kieran’s hurlers on their latest success in Tournafulla Gaelic Grounds on Saturday 23rd February. They defeated Feohanagh by 2-15 to 0-9 to add the All County Limerick Junior Hurling League title 2012 to the West and County Championship titles won last autumn. This final was deferred from last year due to the club’s involvement in the Munster Championship. The ground conditions were good but it was a bitter cold day and the crowd was small as a result. Saint Kieran’s lined out without the injured Donal Nolan, and James Muckle who has departed for Australia, from their Munster final line out. Saint Kieran’s led by 1-6 to 0-4 at half time with Jonathan Ruttle scoring their goal. They were well on top in the second half with their superior fitness and match sharpness the decisive factor. Pat Heffernan Vice- Chairman of Limerick County Board presented the cup to Paudie Mc Carthy after the final whistle was blown. The man of the match award went to Anthony Molyneaux who gave a fine display at centre field and scored six points. TEAM John Greaney, Mike Windle, Paudie Mc Carthy, Brendan Mc Carthy, Mike Flynn, Patrick Windle, Séan Windle, Anthony Molyneaux, 0-6 Jack Ben Hartnett, Darragh Treacy 1-2 Johnny Mc Carthy, Ray Cahill, 0-2 Danny Collum, Jonathan Ruttle 1-0. Ian Mackessy 0-5 SUBS James Windle, Mikey Breen, Billy Breen, Jason Mullins, Chris Madigan.
Soccer News: Carrig Celtic lost 3-1 at home to Shannonside B in round 1 of the Desmond Cup on Sunday 24th February. Creeves Celtic lost 6-1 at home to Pallaskenry in Division 2 of the Desmond League, with Seamus Mangan scoring their goal. Carrig Celtic A and Old Mill had no fixtures.
Rural Bus: The Rural Bus service has served the people from rural West Limerick communities, very well over their years of operation. The service is especially beneficial for people with no transport or who have mobility problems as it operates from door to door. It gives people an opportunity to visit the shops in Newcastle West on a weekly basis, and to do any other business they may need to do. The annual membership charge is € 20 for insurance purposes, and the trips are free for people with the appropriate travel pass. The news that it is now under threat is another worry for the people of rural West Limerick who depend on it for to do their weekly business. What good is a free travel pass if you cannot get to use it due to no service being available? Is it to go the same way as all our other services have gone it recent years? The people living in Dublin and other cities have plenty of transport available to them, but where can you get a bus train or dart in rural West Limerick. It is time our rural politicians stood up for the people that put them there and demanded a level playing field for all citizens of this country.
Ardagh Drama Group: The award winning Ardagh Drama Group will present their two act comedy play ‘’Kevin’s Bed’’ by Bernard Farrell in the Ratkeale Arts Centre on 3rd,4th,14th, 15th,24th,25th,26th,March at 8pm. They will also perform the play in Knockaderry Resource Centre on Thursday 7th March in aid of the Feohanagh/Castlemahon Community Hall Development. They will also participate in the West Limerick Drama Festival in Knockaderry on Saturday 9th March.
Listowel Open Day: Listowel Community College is holding an Open Day, on Wednesday 6th March from 2pm-7pm. All welcome to talk to the staff about all the courses on offer at Listowel Community College, from Post Primary Education, Post Leaving Certificate (PLC) courses and VTOS. Complimentary tea/coffee. Ring the school 06821023 or www.Listowelcc.ie for further details.
Saint Kieran’s Awards: Saint Kieran’s Board Na Nóg will hold their annual awards night in Ardagh Community Hall on this Friday 8th March.
The Witness: The Witness is a musical by Carol& Jimmy Owens. It is the story of Jesus, told and sung by Peter and the other men and women who knew the Master best. It features a great cast and it is co-ordinated by Fr Terry Loughran. The witness a musical will be presented by the Diocese of Limerick, in the Lime Tree Theatre, Mary Immaculate College, on Friday 8th and Saturday 9th March at 8.pm.This production which is being staged just before Easter is an ideal opportunity for parishes, youth groups, as well as individuals to participate in a meaningful and relevant way in the Year of Faith and to enter into the spirit of the season of preparation for the events of Holy Week. Young people would particularly enjoy this musical. You can book your tickets which cost € 15 each at the Lime Tree Box Office Tel 061-774774 or on www.limetreetheatre.ie
Radio Awards Night: West Limerick 102 Community Radio is holding their sixth annual Awards Night at the Devon Inn Hotel in Templeglantine on Monday 11th March. The doors will open at 7.45pm and the show commences at 8.30pm and will continue until 2.am. A top class lineup has been announced to perform and MC for the night is PJ Cummins. Tickets cost € 15 and they can be got from the local station. A raffle will be held for lots of fantastic prizes, and all support will be appreciated.
Kilcolman School Enrolment: Parents wishing to enroll their children in Kilcolman N.S. in September are invited to contact the school principal for an application form. The closing date for applications is Friday 15th March. Please telephone 069-60005 for further details.
Kilcolman Rovers Quiz: Kilcolman Rovers are holding a fundraising table quiz in Peadar’s Bar Ardagh on Saturday 16th March. All support will be appreciated and all are welcome.
Car Boot Sale: West Limerick 102 Community Radio is holding a Car boot sale and indoor market on Saint Patrick’s Day Sunday 17th March from 8am to 2pm in the Community Centre Newcastle West. Gates open at 7.30am and the entrance fee is € 2 with children under 16 admitted free with an adult. Stalls can be booked by contacting 069-66200/0876866450.
An Post Ras: A stage of An Post Ras will pass through Ardagh/Carrigkerry on Tuesday 21st May. The stage will commence in Nenagh at 11am, and travel through Adore, Croagh and on by Ardagh, Carrigkerry Athea, and is expected to arrive in Listowel at 2.30pm. It was formerly known as Ras Tailtean and it is Ireland’s top International tour race. Up to 200 cyclists from 14 different countries are expected to participate. It is a massive boost for Listowel as it is their 7th time to host a stage of the race.