by Kathleen Mullane


‘Bits and Pieces’


Congratulations and good wishes are extended to Mary-Jane Murphy, ‘Galeside’, Athea, daughter of Betty and Charlie, who last weekend was married to Robert O’Sullivan of Coolcappagh. A great was enjoyed by everyone at the Devon Inn. we also congratulate Lizzy Murphy who had her surprise 30th sprung on her on Saturday night last by her family and friends, and deservedly so, having the previous day acted as “bridesmaid”, “photographer”, “ cake-maker” and “speech-giver” at her sister’s wedding. Indeed a hectic weekend!

Deirdre O’Donnell is back from Australia and hopes to resume her aerobics classes early in October, possibly Thursday nights from 8-9pm. If you would like to join Deirdre in her aerobics classes please ring or text her on 086-3205258. You can pay by each individual night for the classes.

Also Siobhán Walsh hopes to begin “ZUMBA” dance classes in the hall on Wednesday nights from 9-10pm if you wish to learn this fun dancing you are asked to give your name to Siobhán on 086-1511325. Indeed something for everyone.

Maggie Large continues her get-fit classes in the hall in Knockanure on Wednesday nights from 8-9pm. Again if anyone is interested you can join on the night.

A fun-filled Family Day is being organised by Athea GAA as a fund-raiser for the Colbert Community Hall on Sunday September 25th from 2pm onwards. If previous years are anything to go by it should be a great success. If you would like to help out you could give your name to John Hunt or Paul Curry as soon as possible. Parents especially are asked to lend a hand, or some of the Hall fund-raising committee. All support on the day would be welcome.

Our scrap fund-raiser is now nearing an end with another ‘big heap’ being removed this week. If you have anything left you don’t need please get it to us immediately before we finalise the collections. A full account on our fund-raising will be published shortly. We await in eager anticipation for the forthcoming fund-raising GRAND CONCERT early next month, which will take place over a few nights. I won’t give too much away, but it promises to be a brilliant night with some great laughs and talent.

Well, Listowel Race Week is here once again and they started with a blustery gale force wind – however, no doubt, this will not dampen the dedicated and hardened punters. Years ago the Races were such a huge exciting week for everyone especially the kids who saved for months to pay a visit to ‘The Island’ and the amusements and of course throwing the money down to those standing in the river – where have the good times gone?