“Up The Kingdom”

Well, Kerry had it all this past week! The Listowel Races “basked in sunshine” for the entire week and although Friday, being Ladies Day, started off drizzly and damp, however the day remained dry for the duration of the races and luckily the hats and all the fabulous style were not affected and the brollies were not needed!   Everyone  agreed there was a great atmosphere on the course especially for the final few days where even women and children came out in their hundreds and thousands enjoying the odd flutter and of course the amusements were a great attraction for the young and not so young. The only complaint I heard was a person who bought two (7Up’s) that cost €7 !

On to Sunday and the minor and senior All-Ireland finals. Again Kerry were victorious in both games much to the delight of their supporters. Thousands thronged the streets of Rathmore, Tralee, Killarney etc for the homecoming with “Sam” on Monday and of course Kerry men and women all over the world were proud of their Kerry roots as they watched it on all the modern technology –  computers, I phones etc.

A reminder that Athea N.S. are holding their annual Church gate collection this weekend, September 27th/ 28th. As we all know Athea N.S. is one of the most up-to-date schools around and has great facilities for our young people. You are asked to give as generously as possible.

It was great to see Canon Kelly back on the altar for Saturday night’s evening Mass. We wish him continued good health 

Thanks is extended by the organisers of the Coffee Morning, to all who attended and gave so generously to Milford Hospice on Thursday last.

The ploughing championships take place this week in Laois and for a change the ground is too dry for ploughing – what a change from the muck and wet and wellie-wearing years when the ground was water logged

Just watching Crimecall and a warning to all cyclists, walkers, joggers etc to ensure that they wear their high-vis jackets when taking to the roads these evenings. When one sets out it can be quite bright but darkness sets in very quickly and often when one gets home it can be pitch dark.

– be safe – be seen –