By Kathleen Mullane

‘Out & About’ 

Well, at our recent hall meeting on Wednesday night last, it was great to see the hall floor looking fabulous having been sanded and ‘brought up’ like a new floor, again another improvement to your community hall. Also it is proposed to have new windows fitted in this part of the hall in the near future. It’s great to see the hall being used for so much including birthdays, post funeral meals and of course the sports hall so beneficial.

Unfortunately due to the wet weather on Friday, the mass at Holy Cross cemetery had to be cancelled, hopefully it will have gone ahead on this Tuesday night. Then on this Friday night it is hoped that the mass at Templeathea cemetery will go ahead at 7.30pm – otherwise it will be held on Tuesday 29th weather also permitting.

Thanks to everyone who supported the Wheelchair collection on last weekend. Your support was really appreciated.

As I write these few lines this Sunday morning there are hundreds of cyclists passing towards Glin in the pouring rain, braving the very wet condition. We commend all those who go out in all kinds of weather for some very worthy causes, well done.

The wedding took place on Saturday last of David Hayes (son of Rose and Mike, Fairy St., Templeathea) to Michelle Cahill. The nuptial ceremony took place in Greystones. The bestman was Mickey Hayes, brother of the groom, along with Danny Mullane and Dan Upton. The bride was assisted by her sister Claire and friends. The reception was held at The Parkview Hotel in Newtown-Mount Kennedy, where a great day was enjoyed by family, relatives and friends. Congrats and best wished to the newly weds and happy days to their three little children Patrick, Conor and Aoibhéann.

Yet again those ‘Mayo’ flags have to be kept flying in Lower Athea and Dirreen and what an exciting game it was on Sunday, despite the slippery conditions.

“Hurricane Gert” gave us very heavy, thundery showers over the weekend with Sunday being ‘a real washout’.

Well done to all the students who received their long-awaited results last week and to those who will be heading to college shortly 

Thought for the week:-

“Beware as long as you live for judging people by their appearances.”