By Kathleen Mullane

Well what a game Limerick played on Sunday, as their manager Liam Kiely called them MACHINES. When you think about it its a complete love of hurling and dedication on their part having to train for 5 nights a week for 9 months of the year, some having to travel long journeys, and in all kinds of weather. However  having won the All Ireland against Waterford yesterday I’m sure it was all worth it. The game was watched all over the world as loyal Limerick supporters had to do with watching it on TV due to Covid. And didn’t it take everyone’s mind off it for a while. WELL DONE LIMERICK HURLERS. Here’s to 2021.

The death has taken place in Birmingham of Margaret O’Connell, nee Hurley, who was predeceased by her husband Christy O’Connell last year. Sympathy to her family, her brother Joe in Waterford and John O’Connell her brother in law. May she rest in peace.

Sympathy to the McEnery families in Gortnagross and Hillside Drive and to Ann Barrett in Templeathea on the death of Kitty McEnery of Moyvane, their mother and Ann’s sister respectively. She was laid to rest in Knockanure on Tuesday last. R.I.P.

The Friends Of St Ita’s have a fund raising CD out at the moment called LE CHEILE which will be on sale at Collins’  for just 10 Euro. It features Fr. Tony Mullins, Fr Liam Enright, Fr Tim Curtin and many other great singers. A lovely Christmas present for friends and family, your support is always appreciated by St Ita’s

The Danaher Trust Scholarship is available to everyone in need on a yearly basis with between 2,000 and 5,000 available. Applications can be made through Fr. Tony Mullins or Fr. Duggan in conjunction with Woulfe Solicitors Abbeyfeale. All applications are welcome.

Applications for Christmas masses are to be made this week with forms available in the local shops with all forms to be given in before Friday at 4 pm. Tickets will be available for collection on Monday and Tuesday evening 21st and 22nd  at the church from 6 to 7 pm.