‘Out & About’ 

This week we send heartiest congratulations to Mary Ita Casey (daughter of Peggy & Bill) who on Saturday last was married here in Athea to Ger Collins (son of Kathleen & Paddy, Knocknagorna). The bridesmaids were Tricia Bridgeman and Lisa Henihan and the groom was assisted by his brothers Tom and Robert.

The bride’s nieces Eavan Coffey and Casey Ennis were flowergirls and nephews Pierse and Ruairí were pageboys, all home from America for the big occasion. Fr. Bowen performed the nuptial ceremony. Everyone had a great day at the Ballyroe Hotel in Tralee – the newly weds are honeymooning in the Dominican Republic.

Athea Ladies Football club are holding their registration night for all the players on this Wednesday night from 5.45 to 6.45 at the GAA Clubhouse. All underage players are asked to present themselves on the night. Any adults wishing to help out, also parents especially, please inform the club. The club send their congratulations to one of their players Mary Ita Casey who got married at the weekend.

Congratulations to Paul Collins, who on Saturday night last was presented with the Intermediate football award at the West Limerick GAA All-Star banquet held at the Rathkeale House Hotel. Also on the night Kevin Moore (grandson of Nancy and Timmy Woulfe) was awarded the U-21 ‘A’ football award. Well done to them both.

A grand ‘fundraiser’ is being held on this Sunday, March 2nd at the Community Centre, Knockanure in aid of the Ballybunion Sea and Rescue. It will start at 4pm and everyone is welcome to come along and have a cup of tea/coffee and cake etc or you can buy buns and cakes, all the proceeds from the sale of Anne Flavin’s baking and her student bakers will go towards the Sea & Rescue group who we all know do tremendous work in atrocious conditions sometimes. Please support this very worthy cause.

Incidentally Anne has her baking classes at her home each Saturday for 7-13 yr old girls and boys from 1-3pm and from 4-6pm and the boys are really baking well. More details from Anne on  086-3090948.

Following a recent meeting of our hall committee, Margaret Scanlon gave a run-down on the finances of the hall. Thankfully it’s in a good position but constantly needs maintenance so we are glad when clubs and organisations use it, as the running costs are high as you can imagine. It’s a great place to have a party of any kind and now with the newly refurbished kitchen you can cook or bring food in for your party.