Happy St. Patrick’s Day

To all readers of the Athea Newsletter, fellow correspondents and Lillian and Donal, a very happy St. Patrick’s Day. It’s a day where no matter in the world you happen to be everyone claims to have a drop of Irish blood in them and are proud to be called Irish! Abbeyfeale have their parade at 4pm on St. Patrick’s Day and Newcastle West are holding their parade on Sunday 20th, so indeed there will be lots to see and enjoy.

Well done to Megan Carroll (Captain) who captained the U-14’s girls on Saturday last to victory in the Desmond School-girls final league in Clonnreask, beating Newcastle West 13-0, indeed a great victory.

This Saturday night 19th, there’s going to be a great Irish night at Dick’s in aid of the Chernobyl Children’s Fund. There will be many great musicians giving their support on the night and local musicians are very welcome to come along and join in. There will also be spot prizes to be won on the night. A great finish to St. Patrick’s weekend.

Well done to John Joe Tierney’s Athea Set Dancers who came in 2nd place on Saturday night in Askeaton in the Community Games Competition. The set comprised of Timothy Tierney, Jack Gleeson, William McEnery, Padraig O’Sullivan, Sinead Hunt, Rachel Greaney, Nicole Fitzgerald and Molly Cluney.

Well done to the Athea Vixens who beat Milford on Monday 25-15 in the Athea basketball games in Limerick.

You are asked to support the Daffodil Day, “Tea Morning” at O’Riordan’s Pharmacy on Friday March 25th from 10am-2pm. Donations of cakes, buns etc would be very welcome on the day. Your support is asked for this very worthy cause. I’m sure there isn’t a family out there who hasn’t been touched by cancer through family members or friends at some stage. All help will be appreciated.

Thanks are extended by the Hall committee to all those who supported the hall draw which was held on Friday night last. We congratulate the lucky winners on the night. Thanks also to the ticket sellers. Margaret Scanlon the top seller donated her €500 to the hall fund for which she is thanked. Also the drama gave a great donation from their final show on Sunday night. It’s great to see the debt going down from over €99,000 in 2010 to approx €60,000. When the final ticket money is in there will be a correct figure.

You are invited to come along to the table top and car boot sale at Knockanure Community hall on Sunday next 20th from 12-4pm. The last one was a huge success with some great bargains to be found. Further details from Mary on 068 49799 or 087 7528626 if you need to see if any tables or boot spaces are left!