Soccer Lotto: There was no jackpot winner in last weeks soccer lotto where the numbers drawn were 1, 13, 20 and 21. The winners of the lucky dip draw were Liam Curtin, Brosna, Eileen McCarthy, Mountcollins, Phil Sheehy, Duagh, Patrick Curtin, Mountcollins and Brian Flannery, Mountcollins. The winner of the promoter’s prize was Joan O’Grady. This week’s jackpot will be €12,700
Ceili: The March ceili in Halla Tadhg Gaelach, Tournafulla will be held on Friday night week, March 15th. The Johnny Reidy Ceili Band will get the St. Patrick’s weekend off to a lovely start with music from 9.30 pm. Refreshments will be served during the evening and all are welcome
White Collar Boxing: Tickets are now on sale for the White Collar Boxing tournament which will be held in the Sports Complex, Abbeyfeale on Saturday, March 23rd. The fund raising event will feature boxers from Mountcollins and Fr. Casey’s GAA clubs. Participants have gone through a rigorous training programme over the past six weeks under the watchful eye of Jer Long and all should be in excellent condition for the event. Tickets are available from club members and are prices at €20 for ringside seats or €15 for general admission. Your support would be appreciated by both clubs
All Star Awards: Congratulations to local players, Bridget Cahill and Mathew Brouder who were presented with All Star Awards at the West Limerick GAA Banquet in the Devon Inn on last Saturday night. Bridget received her award for her achievements with Monagea Ladies Football Club. While Mathew was honoured for his displays with the Feale Rangers minor footballers
GAA Lotto: The numbers drawn in last week’s Mountcollins/Tournafulla GAA lotto were 2, 5, 9 and 19. There was no winner of the jackpot prize. The winners of lucky dip prizes were Helena Sheehan, Tournafulla, Joanne Buckley, Duagh, Padraig O’Donnell, Abbeyfeale and Heather Hartnett, Tournafulla. The promoter’s prize went to Mag Larkin. This week’s draw will be held in Danaher’s Bar where the jackpot will be €2,500
Card Game: Two teams shared the prize money at last week’s card game, (1) Marian Quirke, Kathleen Lenihan and Dixie Quirke, (2) Connie Lenihan, Dan Reidy and Connie Brouder. The table prize went to the team of Florence O’Connell, Paddy Sheehan and John O’Connell. The raffle winners were Nora Lyons, Lena O’Connor, Joan Audsley, JJ Lenihan, Dan Brosnan and Con Lane. Cards as usual on this Thursday night at 9pm and all are welcome.
Senior Football: Mountcollins 3-11, Knocknagoshel 4-8. A first outing of the year for the local side proved beneficial against Kerry opposition under lights on Saturday evening. Due to hurling commitments Mountcollins were minus a number of players but the team management were happy with the overall performance. With county league games to come shortly it is vital that team training is well attended by the full panel.
Saturdays line out was Batt Dillane, Timmy Walsh, Sean Lyons, Mike Dillane, Jeremiah Moroney, Con Begley, DJ Gleeson, Tom McCarthy, Denis Dillane, Eoin Moroney, Pat O’Connor, Donagh Walsh, Michael Lenihan, Pa Delee, Donal Gleeson. Subs, Bryan O’Connell, Diarmuid Gleeson, Seamus Murphy, John O’Connell, Eric O’Connor
Birthday Wishes: Congratulation to Stephen Cahill, High Rd Mountcollins who celebrated his 18th birthday on Saturday night. Stephen put his busy sporting schedule on hold as he was joined by family and friends for the occasion in Abbeyfeale.
Ned Sheehan from “The Gate” was also in the party mood as he celebrated a big birthday with a zero on Saturday night. A very popular local character, Ned was joined by a large gathering of family, neighbours and friends in Tommy Micks Bar for a great night of music, song and dance where he enjoyed the occasion in his usual laid back fashion
Recent Death: Sympathy is extended to the family of the late Jim Donoghue, Knockulcare, Mountcollins who passed away in Milford Hospice after a short illness. Jim moved to Mountcollins from Passage West Cork over thirteen years ago from where he and his family settled in well to life locally.
Jim was a dedicated family man who was devoted to his wife Mary and they were seldom apart. He socialised locally and was an interesting man in conversation. The couple were regular visitors to the Day Care Centre in Abbeyfeale where they enjoyed the Wednesday outings.
Jim was waked in his own home on Saturday. His remains were removed to the local Church on Sunday afternoon for Requiem Mass and interment took place in the adjoining cemetery afterwards. May he Rest in Peace.