by Kathleen Mullane


Good To Go — in conjunction with Athea GAA are starting a Health and Well Being Session each Thursday from 14th July in the Memorial Hall from 12-2 pm. It will run initially for 4 weeks and all adults 55 years and over are very welcome to come along for a bit of physical activity, a cuppa and a chat. This is a free session which is sponsored by Limerick Sports Partnership. I’m sure you won’t be turned away if you are not the exact 55. So come along enjoy the session and of course its open to both men and women.

Sincere congrats are extended to Margaret Carroll School Road, Athea who celebrated her 60th birthday recently. No doubt she had a great time along with her family relatives and friends. Here’s to many more years of enjoyment and birthdays.

The unexpected death occurred at Tralee General Hospital last week of Pat Buckley, Lower Athea. Pat was predeceased by his parents Marie and Lar some years ago. Many came to pay their respects at Kelly’s Funeral Parlour on Friday evening last. Pat was a well known figure at Listowel Mart where he had worked and was always there to lend a hand to neighbours and friends in the Bog or any other necessary jobs that needed to be done. Requiem mass on Saturday was celebrated by Canon Tony Mullins and after he was laid to rest in Knockanure Cemetery. Go Ndeana Dia Trócaire le na h’anam.

The death has also taken place of Kate Higgins of Knockdown and formerly of Mayo and Birmingham. Kate was predeceased by her husband Liam and will be sadly missed by her sons Patrick, John and Michael and by her relatives and many friends, she was a real Lady. Kate reposed at Finucane’s Funeral Parlour on Monday evening and Requiem Mass on Tuesday in Ballyhahill Church was followed by burial in Holy Cross Cemetery here in Athea. May the light of heaven be hers.

I’m sure everyone who travelled to Croke Park on Sunday to see Limerick take on Galway got value for their Money and what a game it was especially the 2nd half and of course nearer the end it got Too Close For Comfort to say the least. It’s an unbelievable game of skill and fitness. As some Yanks who had never seen Hurling before asked some onlookers of the game recently in a Pub – and I Quote – What’s that Game called and they got the reply – It’s called Hurling. And the Question that the yanks asked then was – and How Many get Killed every year in That Game. Food For Thought it is INTENSE to say the least.

Thought For The Week-

There has never been a Statue erected to Honour A Critic.