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Around the Districts: Mountcollins to Scartaglen


Legends in joyous mood after the victory of Causeway at Austin Stack Park on Sunday were Paddy Goggin,Thomas Thornton,Liam Leen,Tommy Casey and Finbar Canty.Photo Moss Joe Browne.

Legends in joyous mood after the victory of Causeway at Austin Stack Park on Sunday were Paddy Goggin,Thomas Thornton,Liam Leen,Tommy Casey and Finbar Canty.Photo Moss Joe Browne.

Legends in joyous mood after the victory of Causeway at Austin Stack Park on Sunday were Paddy Goggin,Thomas Thornton,Liam Leen,Tommy Casey and Finbar Canty.Photo Moss Joe Browne.



GAA Lotto

There was no jackpot winner in last weeks Mountcollins GAA lotto where the numbers drawn were 6, 8, 12 and 14. In the lucky dip draw the winners were John O Callaghan, Michelle McGroary and David and Mary Lyons. There were twelve match 2 winners who will receive a free ticket added to their online wallet. This weeks jackpot will be €4,200 and tickets can be purchased online at

GAA Fixture

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Round three of the county premier junior football championship will be played on Friday week, August 19th at 6.30pm in Ballygran. This is a very important fixture for Mountcollins as they take on Cappamore and your support is greatly appreciated/

Club na nÓg

After an absence of two years due to the pandemic the Mountcollins Club na Nóg fund raising 5k family fun run will be held on Sunday next, August 14th. This event is a major source of income for the club and all funds raised will go towards the promotion and development of our young players who are the future of the club. The family fun run will commence at 11am and registration will take place in the Community Centre from 10.15am. The entry fee is € for children, €0 for adults or a family package for €20. Your support for this important fundraiser would be welcome and refreshments will be available afterwards in the Community Centre.

New arrival

Congratulations to Suzy and Sean Dorris, Caherlevoy, Mountcollins on the arrival of the latest addition to their family, a baby boy, Finn who was born recently.

Cemetery Mass

On Sunday next, August 14th weather permitting, Mass will be celebrated in the local cemetery followed by prayers and blessings of the graves at 7.30pm. Monday August 15th, Mass in Tournafulla cemetery at 7.30pm. Sunday, August 14th, Mass in Templeglantine cemetery behind the church at 6pm. Monday, August 15th prayers and blessing of the graves at 8.30pm in the old cemetery, Church Rd. Templeglantine.

Recent wedding

Congratulations to Claire O Connor, Knockane, Mountcollins and John Browne, Abbeyfeale who were married recently in the Church of the Assumption, Mountcollins on Friday last. The happy couple celebrated the occasion with family, neighbours and friends with their wedding reception at the Woodlands Hotel, Adare where a most enjoyable day was enjoyed by all.


We have many holiday-makers from around the world enjoying a break in Mountcollins at the moment and hopefully they are making the most of the fine weather and the local hospitality. Due to the pandemic most are having their first trip home in over three years and we wish them a safe journey back to their adopted homes.


‘A Leap Of Faith Challenge’

A Leap of Faith Challenge will take place on Sunday, August 21 in Croke Park. This is an Absail fundraiser for Kerry Cancer Support Group. Two local ladies, Brenda Kennelly and Frances Leahy are being daredevils for this worthy cause and would appreciate your support.

The increase in fuel costs is creating a major problem for the service, increasing their costs by €20,000 this year alone! Every Euro will be lifesaving and appreciated beyond measure. Check out the ladies on iDonate or Facebook. Sponsorship cards can be found in Frances’ Hair salon or Kennelly’s Hardware shop.

Marian Hall Blotto

There was no winner of last Thursday night’s Jackpot. Numbers drawn were: 1 2 10 22. Last Thursday night’s winners were: €100 Eamon McSweeney, Aughrim, Moyvane. €50 Donal Enright, Enright’s Bar, Moyvane. €20 each: Julia McSweeney, Aughrim, Moyvane. Eileen Galvin, Listowel. Ciara and Denis, c/o Noreen Healy, Moyvane. John and Cathy Hanrahan, Hillview, Moyvane. Mary Leahy, Willowbrook, Clieveragh, Listowel. Free Tickets: John O’Donoghue, Listowel. Stella Enright, Tarbert. Ann Shields, Carrickerry. Alice and Ann Marie Healy, Shanagolden. Eileen Hannon, Willowbrook, Listowel. This Thursday night’s draw will be held at Bingo in the Marian Hall, Glin Road, Moyvane and the Jackpot is €10,000. Thank you for your support.

GAA Lotto

There was no winner of the €5,400 Jackpot. Numbers drawn were 9 16 19 31. Lucky Dips: €40 each: Dan and Brid Flavin, Aughrim. Mary Madden, Moyvane Village. Margaret Scanlon Jnr., Glenagragra. Diarmuid O’Connor, Aughrim. Liz, Kathleen, Marie and Siobhan O’Sullivan, Kerry and Wexford, c/o Liz O’Sullivan. 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. Tickets are also 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.

Entries after 6.00pm will be entered in the next draw. Next Jackpot is €5,500 and the draw will be held in Hanrahan’s Bar on Sunday August 14 at 8.00pm. Thank you for your support.

Lenamore Rovers

Last season was a good one, with promotion to Division 2A. Pre season training will begin this Wednesday evening, August 10 at the pitch. Starting time, 7.30pm, registration of players will also begin from Wednesday evening on. Information on the Facebook page or contact Tony on 086 8340475 for further information. All players are welcome.

Masses for the week

Moyvane: Thursday, August 11, 10.00am, Mass for Mossie, Joan and Tommy O’Connor, Glin Road. RIPSaturday, August 13 7.30pm Anniversary Mass for Dora and Mossie Ahern, Kilbaha.Sunday, August 14 11.00am First Anniversary Mass for Mary Cronin, Leitrim West.

Knockanure: Friday, August 05 Mass at 10.00am Private Intention. 7.30pm Anniversary Mass for Ellen, Laurence and Maurice Collins, Lissaniskea.Sunday, August 06 9.30am Private Intention.


Scartaglen Graveyard

Scartaglen Graveyard Committee would like to thank all those people who helped to get much work done in the local graveyard, all of which was voluntary as without their help this work would not have been possible. They want to make people aware of this as some people think the work carried is carried out by K.C.C.

Firstly they want to thank Councillor Charlie Farrelly who sponsored the light and pole outside the graveyard at the bend. This was badly needed and it even gave light into the graveyard and it helped to get Liam McCarthy and his helpers who do not want to be named on board to bring light to the grotto which is excellent in the winter time and was badly needed especially in the new part of the graveyard.

The Committee again have done great work this year especially over the last few weeks and they want to thank those who prepared the area for the new path Danny and Den Joe O Connell and Mike Fitzgerald who removed and disposed of the excess rubbish and Jerry Brosnan who gave his machine to clear it away. Jerry Brosnan and one of his workers, John O Connor took the day off to lay the path with the help of Danny Horan who worked with them to get the job done voluntarily, otherwise it would not have been possible and it is hoped that people would appreciate this.

The Committee paid for all the materials for every job done and not K.C.C. All walls inside and outside at the front of the graveyard have been cleaned and painted by the RSS workers, also all planters cleaned, painted and planted by Sheila. They want to thank those few people who turned up on the day or evening of clean up and brushed paths, cleaned seats and benches and the grotto. A special word of thanks to Dan Casey who spent much time cleaning footpaths etc and this has been greatly appreciated.

The Committee are very proud of all the work they have undertaken since they began and they are hoping that the graveyard will be maintained to a high standard by all. They are asking everyone to take home all rubbish, flowers, wreaths and plastic bottles and cigarette butts which have been dumped in several areas. There is open air mass at the graveyard on this Friday evening August 12 at 8pm. A gate collection will be held and the committee are asking for support this year as they want to pay for all materials used by Eilish and Sheila. A grant of E1,000 by no means covers the cost of jobs done and materials used. The Committee cannot keep relying on volunteers and if anyone wants to help out with donations or contributions, they should contact any committee member. Graveyard Committee members: Eilish Moynihan, Sheila McSweeney, Donie McCarthy and Owen McSweeney. They are all volunteers who cannot clean the graves of others as this is peoples own personal responsibility. They hope to continue doing any jobs that they see necessary to be done, but these jobs cannot be done without funds and there are continuous bills for electricity etc. Thanks again to everyone who has helped in any way, keep up the good work and if anyone sees anything that needs to be sorted, please talk to the caretaker or any member of the committee. Míle buíochas arís!


The death took place recently of Florence (Sonny) McCarthy of Gortgloss. The deceased was in his 93rd year and was engaged in farming. The late Florence was pre-deceased by his sister Margaret. He was a quiet and gentle man. The deceased was laid to rest in Old Killeentierna Cemetery.

The death occurred also recently of Corneilus (Connie) Riordan of Barna. The deceased who was 91 was a member of a large family and he was involved in farming for many years. The late Corneilus is survived by his wife Kathleen, by his daughter Ann Marie and by his sons Eugene, Michael, Gerald, Ted and Brendan, by his sisters Margaret, Teresa and Christina and by his brothers Paddy, Johnny and Christy. Burial took place in Gneeveguilla Cemetery. May they Rest In Peace.

Lotto Draw

Scartaglen GAA Clubs latest Lotto Draw took place in Lyons Bar on Bank Holiday Monday August 1st. The jackpot was E6,000 and was not won. Numbers drawn were: 5, 7, 14, 17. Consolation prizewinners in The Lucky Dip were as follows: E40 Denny and Ruby O Sullivan, Scartaglen ; E30 each to Sean O Connell, Knockeenahone ; Denis Browne, Newmarket ; E20 each to Teresa Cahill, Cordal ; Limerick Boyos c/o Kearneys Bar ; Fiadh O Sullivan, Carker. The next draw will take place on August 21 in Kearneys Bar when the jackpot will be E6,200.

Wedding Bells

Congratulations and best wishes to Gavin Daly, son of Jackie formerly of Knockrour East and Hannah McCarthy, daughter of Andrew and Noreen McCarthy of Knockdurath, Rathmore who were married recently in Barradubh Church. Fr. Michael Moynihan officiated at the ceremony. The reception was at The Killarney Heights Hotel and the couple will reside in Macroom.

Ladies Football

It was another great week last week for Scartaglen Ladies Football Club with the Minors and U14s winning county titles. The Minors played Kerins O Rahillys in Brosna on Wednesday evening and won on a scoreline of 3-19 to 5-5. Scart led at half time, their goals coming from Shauna Tangney (2) and Muireann Walsh (1).

On the following evening Scartaglen U14s took on Corcha Dhuibhne at John Mitchells Complex in Tralee in the Division 2 Final and after a great game of close, exciting football Scartaglen emerged victorious by the narrowest of margins 3-10 to 3-9. At half time it was 2-3 a piece, Scarts goals coming from Emma Daly. At the three quarter stage it was 3-7 each and everything to play for. In the closing stages points from Emma Daly, Edel O Donoghue and Anna McCarthy ensured a one point victory for Scartaglen. This was a brilliant performance from the entire Scart team who showed great heart, skill and determination throughout the game.

Junior Championship

Scartaglen Senior Team made it two wins from two games played when accounting for Moyvane 1-9 to 0-11 in the Junior Championship game played at Na Gaeil pitch at Killeen , Tralee on Saturday evening last. At half time it was 1-5 to 0-4 to Scartaglen, Mike Horan being their goalscorer mid way through the half. Moyvane were reduced to 14 men when one of their players was sent off in the second quarter of the first half. The second half was really nip and tuck with Moyvane staging a strong comeback in the final 10 minutes.