Athea Utd Bs,  2011-12 


Next Sunday is another big day for Athea Utd as the B Team bid to win a league title in only their second season in existence

They meet  title rivals Kilcornan B in a top of the table clash at The Vales. See details inside.


Irish Karaoke

Championships 2012 (Limerick Heats)   


The Top of the Town is the place to be on Sunday next at 9pm when the Limerick heats of the Irish Karaoke Championship take place. This is the first time for the event to be held in this venue and a good gathering is expected.



Athea was host to the first round of Under 13 girls basketball on Saturday 3rd March.  Teams from Dromcollogher, Limerick City, Newcastlewest, Abbeyfeale and Athea battled to qualify.  In the end Abbeyfeale and Dromcollogher won through, but that was not to take from the valiant effort form a very young Athea team.  We would like to thank the two sixth class girls who helped their younger team mates – Maeve Carmody and Aine Leahy.  We look forward to the next round in Athea on Sunday March 25th when teams from Hospital/Bruff, Athea Foynes and Kildimo will compete to compete to qualify for the finals.

The next round of Community Games Art and Handwriting competitions will take place in Shanagolden on Saturday 24th March at 10 am.

Athea Community Games would like to thank all those who gave so generously to the Church gate collection which amounted to €698.94.  Thanks also to those who helped with the collection.


Parish of Templeglantine

International Eucharistic Congress

Dublin June 10th – 17th 2012

A bus will travel from our Pastoral Area on Monday, Wednesday and Friday of the Eucharistic Congress week to the RDS.

Those interested should give their names and contact tel no. To the following as soon as possible: Fr. Bowen 087-6532482, Mike Hayes 087-7751386, Pat Higgins 087-2034626. The cost is €35 approx including bus and entry to the RDS.

The Principal Mass of the Eucharistic Congress will be celebrated in Croke Park on June 17th.

Anyone who registers for three consecutive days of events during the week will be guaranteed a ticket for the closing Mass in Croke Park. There are 30,000 tickets for the closing ceremony set aside for those who attend the RDS events. Therefore anyone wishing to secure a ticket for Croke Park can register for three consecutive day’s events for €60 even if they do not attend these events. These bookings can be done online at or try IEC Dublin.


“Communion with Christ and with One Another” a talks series in preparation for the Eucharistic Conference, in Newcastlw West Pastoral Centre on March 21st and 28th from 8 – 9.30pm


 “Rural Ireland Fight Back” Rally to take                         place in Listowel

A protest rally calling for rural Ireland to fight back against the government’s austerity measures is to take place in Listowel, Co. Kerry on Saturday March 24th at 12pm.

The rally is aimed at bringing together the various differentcampaigns in a united front. These include those fighting cuts to small rural schools, CE schemes, community hospitals, the closure of rural Garda Stations and Citizens against Charges.
Speakers will also outline their opposition to the payment of €3.1 billion for the Anglo promissory note which is due to happen one week after the rally.
Rally organiser and Sinn Féin TD for North Kerry/West Limerick Martin Ferris said:
“Rural Ireland is under attack. The policies of austerity are stripping local communities of essential services – of schools, of guidance counsellors, hospitals, post-offices and Garda stations It is also adding new stealth taxes like the Universal Social Charge, the
Household Charge, VAT increases, motor tax increases and septic tank charges.
“Businesses, shops and pubs in rural towns and villages are closing. Small indigenous businesses, including small farmers, with no real support from the government or credit from the banks, are going under.
Our fishing communities are devastated.
“All of this and the absence of equality of access to public services threaten the quality of life of people living in rural Ireland.

“It is time start the fight back for rural Ireland and rural communities”