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Around the Districts: Mountcollins to Scartaglen


Former Lixnaw and Kerry hurler Johnny Conway was all action at his local G.A.A. grounds last week as he managed the traffic flow.Photo Moss Joe Browne.

Former Lixnaw and Kerry hurler Johnny Conway was all action at his local G.A.A. grounds last week as he managed the traffic flow.Photo Moss Joe Browne.

Born to Run Tralee Marathon Club back on the road for the 10th anniversary of the Club, starting with a 5k or 10k run from Tralee Wet Lands on Sunday morning. Photo; John Cleary.

Born to Run Tralee Marathon Club back on the road for the 10th anniversary of the Club, starting with a 5k or 10k run from Tralee Wet Lands on Sunday morning. Photo; John Cleary.


Former Lixnaw and Kerry hurler Johnny Conway was all action at his local G.A.A. grounds last week as he managed the traffic flow.Photo Moss Joe Browne.



Card game

We had another big crowd for the weekly card game on last Thursday night. The winner of the top prize were Margaret O Connell, Norma Gleeson and Sheila Lane. The runners up prize went to Willie McAuliffe, Seamus Lane and Mikie O Connor. The table prize went to the team of Jimmy O Connell, Connie Brouder and John O Connell.

Prizes on the door ticket went to Timmy Hartnett, Giles Gleeson and Dixie Quirke. The raffle winners were, Pat Fitzgerald, Pat Collins, Noel Murphy, Mikey O Connor, Dan Reidy and Kathleen Lenihan. This was the final card game for this season. Due to Covid our term was cut short but hopefully things will be back to normal when we return in October. Thank you to all who came and supported the weekly games. Thanks to Dan O Connell who organised the games and the ladies committee who provide he refreshments on the final night.

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GAA Lotto

There was no winner of last weeks Gaa Lotto where the numbers drawn were, 2, 18, 21 and 26. The winner of the lucky dip prizes were Mike Horan, Timothy Begley and Kathy Lenihan. This weeks Jackpot will be €3,650. You can buy tickets online from anywhere in the world by going to Your support is greatly appreciated.

Cúl Camp

The Kellogg’s Cúl Camp will be held in Mountcollins Gaa grounds from Monday July 25th to Friday July 29th 2022. This years football camp is open to boys and girls and provides those attending with the skills of the game plus games and lots of fun. Limited places are available and names must be registered online.

Club Limerick Draw

The Club Limerick draw for May will be held on Saturday next. The top prize will be €10,000 plus a host of smaller prizes plus a star prize. The draw supports clubs, schools and county hurling and football teams and all support is appreciated. Please ensure your subscription is with your local promoter prior to the draw.


The Sacrament of Confirmation will be administered to the children of the parish on this Thursday in the Church of the Assumption, Mountcollins at 11am. We wish the recipients every good wish on their special day. Due to the ceremony there will be no morning Mass in Mountcollins on Thursday.

Mountcollins AFC

Best of luck to Mountcollins AFC on Sunday next as they play their final game of the season at home to Shannonside B. All ready promoted to Division 2 next season, a win on Sunday would see them being crowned Division 3 Champions. Best of luck to all players and also to team management Brian Flannery and Declan Looney on this historic occasion. All support would be greatly appreciated. Congratulations to James Brouder on being named Division 3 player of the year for the 2021/2022 season. James who is captain of the Mountcollins AFC team has been excellent all season and is a well deserved recipient of this award.

Munster Final

Best of luck to Limerick Senior footballers who take on Kerry in the Munster Final in Killarney on Sunday next. The team have played really well this season but this will undoubtedly be their toughest test so far. Best of luck to all players and management.




Marian Hall Blotto

The Jackpot was not won last Thursday night. Numbers drawn were: 16 17 20 29. Last Thursday night’s winners were: €100 Marie Flavin, Cahirdown, Listowel. €50 Siobhan and Tilly Dowling, Killocrim, Listowel. €20 each: Luke Murphy, Woodgrove, Moyvane. P. O’Sullivan, Abeyfeale. Michelle Kennelly, Moyvane South. Ciara, Niall and Cillian Haugh, Tarmons. Free Tickets: Liz Mulvihill, c/o Nora. Trish Sheehan, The Yard, Killeaney, Glin. Pricilla Lyons, Derry, listowel. Caroline and Ellie, c/o Carolime, Maune. Kathleen O’Connor, Knocknasna. Pat O’Connor, Lyre, Lisselton. This Thursday night’s draw will be held at Bingo in the Marian Hall, Glin Road, Moyvane and the Jackpot is €8,500. Thank you for your support.

GAA Lotto

There was no winner of the €3,600 Jackpot. Numbers drawn were 5 7 18 22. Lucky Dips: €40 each: Eamon Moran, Online. Katie O’Connor, All Star Bar, Moyvane. Jap, Moyvane. Noreen O’Connor, La Rive House, Kilmeaney. Sinead Hanrahan, Online. Tickets are available at Kennelly’s Homevalue Hardware, Holly’s Gala, Stack’s Butchers, Corridan’s Garage, Newtownsandes Co-op, A New U and Curl Up and Dye. You can also contact any Committee Member. Tickets are available online by following the link on Moyvane GAA Facebook Page. All online entries to be registered by 6.00pm on the day of the draw. Entries after 6.00pm will be entered in the next draw. Next Sunday night’s Jackpot is €3,800 and the draw will be held in Speedy’s Bar. Thank you for your support.

Masses for the week

Moyvane: Thursday, May 26, 10.00am, Private Intention. Saturday, May 28 7.30pm Anniversary Mass for Willie Pearse, Woodgrove. 11.00am Anniversary Mass for Michael Flaherty, Glenalappa.

Knockanure: Wednesday, May 25 Mass at 10.00am Private Intention Friday, May 27, Mass at 10.00am Anniversary Mass for deceased members of the Lynch Family, Gortdromagouna. Sunday, May 29, 9.30am The Ascension of The Lord.


First Holy Communion

Congratulations and best wishes are extended to the following 18 children from Scartaglen N.S. who received their First Holy Communion at a mass celebrated in Our Lady of Lourdes Church on Saturday last May 21st. The following are the names of the First Communion Class: Darragh Brosnan, Liam Casey, Isabelle O Connell Wren, Hugo O Connor, Noah Doyle, Amelia Flynn, Adam Gillin, Lara O Grady, Séaghdha Harkin, Anna Herlihy, Grace Kerin, Ava McCarthy, Darragh McCarthy, Donnchadh Murphy, Aoife Reidy, Séimí Óg Riordan, Oisin O Shea, Aaron O Sullivan. Teacher: Miss Eilis McCarthy. The celebrant of the mass was Fr. Sean Horgan.

Traditional music

There was a terrific night of traditional music and song as the launching of the Handed Down Sliabh Luachra Archive at The Heritage Centre in Scartaglen on Friday night last. A full house enjoyed a wonderful evenings entertainment and the performances certainly lifted the spirits of all present and there’s no doubt but lively Sliabh Luachra music has an uplifting effect in these difficult times that we live in an present.

World Fiddle Day was celebrated on Saturday last and once again fiddle players from near and far enjoyed a great afternoon in Scartaglen Village. Much credit, thanks and praise is due to PJ Teahan, Mick Culloty and their willing band of helpers for organising all events over the last weekend. Well done again to all.

GAA Lotto

Scartaglen GAA Clubs next Lotto Draw will take place on Sunday next May 29th in Hughes Bar, Cordal when the jackpot will be E5,400. The club wishes to thank all for their continued support.

County Development Plan

To whom it may concern. The closing date for making submissions on alterations and amendments to The Kerry County Council County Development Plan 2022-28 is Thursday June 16 at the close of business.

Ladies Football

Congratulations and well done to the Kerry U14 Ladies team who defeated great rivals Cork on a scoreline of 5-12 to 5-10 after extra time in a great battle in the All Ireland Platinum Final at Pairc Ui Rinn Cork on Saturday last. Congrats also to local selectors Margaret Fitzgerald and Karen Kearney and to the Griffin sisters Caitlin and Leah who were members of the victorious panel.

Scartaglen U12s had to give best to Churchill when the sides clashed at Scartaglen on Tuesday evening May 17. The final score was Churchill 5-9 Scartaglen 2-3. At the first water break it was 1-2 to 0-2 in favour of the visitors. At half time just a point divided the sides, the score then being Churchill 2-4 Scartaglen 2-3, Scartaglens goal coming from Anna McCarthy and Seana Walsh. In the second half Churchill proved much the stronger and ran out easy winners in the end. Scartaglen scorers: Anna McCarthy (1-0), Seana Walsh (1-0), Brid McCarthy (0-2), Alice O Connor (0-1).

Scartaglen U16s continued on their winning run when defeating Inbhear Sceine Gaels (ISG) 2-12 to 1-10 at Scartaglen on Monday evening May 16. Scart began well and led at the interval 0-10 to 0-4. In the second half the visitors applied more pressure but goals for Scart from Ellie Mai Walsh and Emma Daly ensured another good victory for the local ladies. Scorers for Scartaglen : Emma Daly (1-7), Ellie Mai Walsh (1-0), Muireann Walsh (0-3), Aine Walsh and Keeva Ahern (0-1 each).

County League

Scataglen Seniors travelled to a windy Cromane on Sunday last to play the home side in Round 7 of the County League Division 4. Cromane took the points at stake on a final scoreline of 3-10 to 2-8.

Cromane started well and were five points up before Brian Riordan opened the scoring for Scart with a point in the 18th minute. Scart had the better of the closing stages of the first half scoring 1-4 to 0-1 for the local side, Scarts goal coming from a penalty taken by Eddie Horan.

Eddie stretched Scarts lead early in the 2nd half with a point from a free. Darren Houlihan had a point shortly afterwards for Cromane before Cathal Crosby struck for them with a goal to take the lead in the 37th minute. Brina Riordan levelled matters again before former Kerry start Donnacha Walsh pointed Cromane back in the lead once more. Cromane then struck for two goals whilst Eddie Horan was black carded, but Eddie made up for lost time when coming back on and scoring a great goal and he also kicked the final point.

Scartaglen team and scorers: David Kerins, Aaron Gallagher, Hugh O Connor, Sean Tangey, Giles O Connor, Padraig Reidy, Cian Walsh Murphy, Sean Horan, Josh Kerin, Brian Riordan (0-2), Eddie Horan (2-4), Brian Hanrahan, Mike Horan, Daniel Murphy, Alan Horan (0-2). Subs: Brendan Rahilly for Mike Horan (inj), PJ O Connor, Oisin Collins, Conor Cremin, Donnacha Daly, Darragh Buckley, Brian Daly, Pat Fiztgerald, Alan Kerin, Dean Lenihan. Rerefee: Brendan Twiss.

Greyhound racing

“Scarty Yank” owned by Gary Dineen and Patrick Riordan and trained by Pat Buckley got his English Greyhound Derby campaign off to a brilliant start when scorching around the Towcester circuit in 29.39 on Friday evening last, and showed in winning his heat that he is back to his brilliant best. Best of luck to all in the second round.

“Pallatine Holly” was a winner for Stuart Welford of Mount and trainer James O Regan at The Kingdom Greyhound Stadium, Tralee on Saturday night last. The winner took the last race on the card in a time of 29.18.