By Kathleen Mullane

‘Happy Days’

Sincere congrats and good wishes are extended this week to Yvonne O’Brien (daughter of Joan and Tom) Templeathea, who was married on Saturday last to Christopher Kelly (son of Sue and Kevin) Templeathea. The couple had come home to Athea from the UK to be married. The nuptial ceremony was performed by Fr. Michael Cussen PP in St. Mary’s Church, Listowel. After the ceremony family, relatives and friends joined the newly weds for the reception in the nearby Listowel Arms Hotel where everyone had a great day. Here’s to their future happiness.

A ‘happy day’ for John Stackpoole of Lower Athea as he celebrated his 60th birthday recently along with his wife Bernie, son Ian and daughter Thelma and his extended family in Listowel. A very enjoyable time was had by everyone.

A new ‘bouncing baby boy; for Áine and Diarmuid O’Riordan here at O’Riordan’s Pharmacy, Athea, a little brother fo Aoibhin, Diarmuid Óg, Siún and Caoilainn who they are naming Liam. Best wishes also to the proud grandparents Hannah Mai and Jim Collins of The Nurseries, Upper Athea.

Incidentally Fr. Duggan thanked Hannah Mai for the beautiful crown of flowers she made for the ‘Crowning of Our Lady’ on Saturday evening at Mass.

Margaret Watters, Principal, along with the Board of Management of Athea N.S. thank sincerely all who gave so willingly to their annual church gate collection last weekend. No doubt the money raised will once again be used to further improve the great facilities offered by the school.

James Broderick (son of Kathleen and Willie, Templeathea) was indeed a happy boy recently when he was awarded U/12 division ‘player of the year’. He was presented with his award at the Rathkeale House Hotel. Athea Utd are very proud of his achievement. Also on the night Arina Hayes (grand daughter of Patsy and James, Templeathea) was awarded girls U/16 soccer ‘player of the year’. Well Done.

‘UMBRO’ clothing have a clothes collection this Friday before mid-day at Athea church car park. The clothes, shoes etc will go to the needy in Kenya-one of the areas where Fr. Gerry Roche was.

This week we remember all those who will be sitting their Junior and Leaving Cert exams on next Wednesday, June 7th. It’s a very hard and stressful time for all of them. But hopefully they won’t be too anxious and if they’ve put in the hard work it will pay off in the end. We remember them all in our prayers and of course anyone who may be doing college exams.

Thought for the Week: – “In just two days – tomorrow will be yesterday” – so don’t worry!