Lottery Draw: The following are the Lottery results from Moore’s Bar Carrigkerry where there was no Jackpot winner on Monday 8th April. Congratulations to the lucky dip winners. € 60 Tom Hartnett, Coolacokera, Ardagh. € 60 Barry and Ian Mackessy Coolanoran, Ardagh. € 60 Ann Holyhead c/o Curley’s. € 30 Sean and Theresa Downey Lisgordan, Ardagh. € 30 Mai Wall Shanagolden. € 30 Ann Relihan Ardagh. Next week’s draw will be held in Peadar’s Bar Ardagh, and the Jackpot will be € 7,800.
Limerick G.A.A. Club Draw: The Limerick G.A.A. Club Draw for April was held in The Old Stand Shanagolden on Friday 5th April. The Saint Kieran’s club had no winners on the night. The next draw will be held in Moore’s Bar Doon on Friday 10th May.
Historic Graveyards Training Initiative: The West Limerick Resources funded Surveying and Conservation of Graveyards Training Initiative, in West Limerick has commenced at The Courtney Lodge Newcastle West. The aim of the initiative is to provide local communities with the skills and knowledge necessary to accurately record and catalogue details relating to local historic graveyards in a way which will ensure that the information will be easily available now and into the future for those wishing to do genealogical historical and other research into local history. The training which is being delivered by Eachtra Archaeological Projects commenced on Tuesday 9th April. The training is classed based as well as in the graveyard s and a number of people from the locality are participating.
Gaelic Games: Congratulations to Limerick senior football team who defeated Clare by 1-13 to 0-10 in the final round of the Division 4 National Football League in Ennis on Sunday 7th April. Saint Kieran’s players Johnny Mc Carthy lined out at full back and Darragh Treacy was a substitute. Limerick are into the Div 4 final against Offaly and are also promoted to play in Div 3 football next year.
Saint Kieran’s defeated Newcastle West by 2-8 to 1-7 in round 1 of the County Intermediate Hurling League, at Coolcappa on Sunday 7th April.
Saint Kieran’s/Sean Finns defeated Ballybrown by 0-8 to 0-6 in Round 1 of the County Premier Minor Football Championship at Rathkeale’s Bog Garden on Friday 5th April.
Saint Kieran’s drew with Monagea 0-10 a piece in Round 1 of the County Minor Football Championship 13-a-side at Monagea on Sunday 7th April.
Saint Kieran’s defeated Templeglantine by 4-10 to 2-5 in Round 1 of the West Junior B Football League at Coolcappa on Tuesday 2nd April.
Saint Kieran’s U-12 football team, mentors and supporters visited Croke Park for a series of matches on Wednesday 3rd April. They won their three matches and enjoyed a tour of the stadium.
Soccer News: Carrig Celtic lost 1-0 away to Broadford Utd in the Premier Division of the Limerick League on Sunday 7th April. Old Mill defeated Kilcornan 1-0 at home in Division 1 with Kevin Crowley scoring the winner.
Property Tax: A number of householders have received their letters about the property tax which will come in to law on Monday 1st July. People are advised to study the valuation chart for properties similar to their own, or seek professional help if they are unsure of their own house value. Do not ignore the letter, as it will mean more grief in the long term in added charges. The residents of the ghost estate (Ardmoyle) in Carrigkerry village are exempt from paying the property tax.
G.A.A. Season Tickets: The Limerick G.A.A. County Board has a special club offer on season tickets, which are on sale at present for € 100. The clubs that sell 10 season tickets to their supporters will have to pay only € 700 to the Board giving them a saving of € 300. To find out more contact your local club officers or contact Limerick Gaelic Grounds on 061-326500.
Job Losses: The job losses continue around the country as the Government continues the austerity measures that have put people under severe pressure. Patrick Punch’s Hotel in Limerick closed with the loss of 50 jobs, on 8th April. Avon Products the door to door cosmetics seller closed their Irish operation also on the same day. The US-based company had agents across the country that covered their local areas, and made a few pounds for their work. The closure of their Irish operation is part of a cost cutting measure the company is undertaking around the World to save 400 million and cut 400 jobs by 2016.
Eigse Michael Hartnett: The 14th annual Eigse Michael Hartnett Literary & Arts Festival will be held in Newcastle West from Thursday 25th April to Saturday 27th April. An action programme of events is lined up to satisfy all lovers of Michael Hartnett and poetry in general. A number of high profile guests will entertain and some of the events are free to the public to attend. Visit www.eigsemichaelhartnett.ie for a list of the guests and the various events.
Desmond League Celebration: The Desmond Schoolboys/Girls League is celebrating their 21st Anniversary this year. They are holding a celebratory Dinner Dance on Saturday 27th April at the Devon Inn Hotel Templeglantine to honour the founding members. Music by Keep in Touch and tickets cost € 30 and they can be got from the committee and clubs in the league.
Kilcolman Rovers Walk: Kilcolman Rovers soccer club are holding a fun run/walk on the Great Southern Trail Railway line on Sunday 28th April at 12.30pm. Sponsorship cards are doing the rounds for people who wish to make a donation.
Afternoon Tea Dancing: Afternoon Tea dancing will be held in Carrigkerry Community Centre on Sunday 28th April from 2.30pm to 5.30pm. The music will be supplied by the Premier Blue Boys. The organizers would welcome more local support for this fundraiser as the proceeds will go towards the upkeep of the Community Centre.
Darkness into Light: The ‘’Darkness into Light’’ walk will be held in Limerick on Saturday 11th May commencing at 4am. The fundraising walk is part of a nationwide campaign to raise awareness about suicide and self harm. Last year 15,000 people participated in 14 counties, and this year’s Darkness into Light walk will take place at 20 locations nationwide. Pieta House in Mungret is behind the fundraising 5k walk route in the city. They will open four more new crisis centers this year in Cork, Galway, Tipperary, and Kerry. They will also launch a nationwide campaign aimed at reducing the rate of male suicide. Registration for Darkness into Light is available at www.pieta.ie.