by Kathleen Mullane


‘Out & About’

We continue to remember in our thoughts and prayers all those who are sitting their exams at this time. What with the mix up with the CD’s and the re-issuing of the new Irish ones and the very difficult Leaving Cert Maths paper it’s a worrying time for students but they can only do their best and hopefully they will get what they deserve. Incidentally, the Mass last Tuesday night for those doing exams was really lovely. The choir sang beautifully led by John Redmond and Tim Connelly. Fr Bowen said a nice few words of encouragement and some of the students partook in the Prayers of the Faithful etc., in all well done to everyone.

The choir are actually looking for more members, so anyone out there who might like to join contact one of the choir members. Students may like to join up and I’m sure e a few ‘MALE VOICES’ would be especially welcome.

Will those who are travelling on Sunday next to the Eucharistic Congress Mass in Croke Park please be at the Hall at 5.30am on Sunday morning. It is hoped to be on the road for 5.40 as the traffic and many thousands travelling will no doubt cause traffic problems. Any further details can be got from Pat Higgins on 087-2034626.

Sympathy is extended to the Enright family and relatives on the death in England of Mary Enright, who had been ill for some time. Mary will be buried in England. ‘May she rest in peace’.

Another great victory for the Athea N.S. team. Recently the boys won Division 2 in the Limerick City School League, and last Thursday the N.S. girls went on to win their Division. They had a hard battle on their hands, but were victorious over a very talented Salesians School team. Ciara O’Shea (Captain) was welcomed back after her recent leg injury. Both the boys and girls teams now go forward to participate in the Co-Final – we wish them every success in the final.

Congratulations and well done also to all the Athea Tae Kwando members, who travelled to Lixnaw on Sunday last and took part in the competitions there with other clubs. Chris Enright is the tutor to the Athea children and they did extremely well, coming away with several medallions.

Only just over a week now until June 21st – the longest day in the year – hopefully we will get a few fine days either before or after!

Thought for the week:

 “One can pay back the loan of gold or money, but one lies forever in debt to those who are kind”