‘Tomathon Fever’

 Well things are really hotting up and ‘Tomathon fever’ is in the air as the 11th September draws nearer. With many already signed up, including many celebrities, who will walk the 250k from Athea to Dublin with Tom Moran and Mike Hayes heading the contingent. As many as possible are asked to even walk a mile or two to lend support for this very deserving cause, which, hopefully, will save lives and make people aware of suicide and its devastating effects on those left behind.

If you intend to walk for a full day you must register for Health and Safety reasons – but anyone can walk even a short distance to show solidarity – even volunteers along the route are asked to join in. There will be bucket collections en route and all money raised will go to help prevent suicides.

The group will leave the hall at 11am via the Glin Road and over Knocknagorna and Toureen. To register ring Mike on 087-7751386 or Caroline O’Connell (Kelleghan) on 087-6643307. All that’s needed now is a nice, dry day, good footwear and lots of enthusiasm – no doubt it will be a huge success. Well done to all who have organised the walk and all that goes with it.

This Thursday night September 6th Carrigkerry Wrenboys have organised a great night at The Flag Floor in Carrig. All proceeds going to Pieta House. Spot prizes galore and all are welcome.

Well done to the hard-working Tidy Towns people who once again this past week have gone “beyond the call of duty” -painted houses that are presently unoccupied and then tackled the Community Hall helped by volunteers. Athea is looking beautiful and of course the Church, having been painted also,  really adds the finishing touch to the whole village. It’s amazing what can be achieved by hard work and a bit of “elbow grease”. Please support the Tidy Towns fundraising draw, they deserve it.

Congrats to proud grandparents Maireád and Pat Langan of Glenagragra. Their daughter Maura and her husband Gavin Curtin of Knocknagoshel having been blessed with their new baby boy Cian.

As I write these notes this Monday night ‘Dallas’ has begun again, would you believe after 21 years, where do the years go?. It was watched religiously then and no doubt it will take on again!

Hard luck on the Ladies who lost the County final by just 2 pts on Friday night last against St. Ailbes and to the Intermediates also – “you win some, you lose some”. There was one very happy Mayo man up in Dirreen after last Sunday’s game against Dublin.

Thought for the Week-

“Teachers are never appreciated by parents until it rains all weekend and indeed all Summer”