CHURCH NOTICES: Saturday Nov 23: 7.30pm Mass: Eucharistic Ministers - B. Ahern, Cathy Wilson. Reader-Kathleen Mullane. Servers-Jessica Ahern, Shauna Scanlon. Sunday 11am Mass-Eucharistic Ministers-Rose Hayes, Siobhan Barrett. Reader: Caroline Pierce. Servers-M. Donovan and Michael Tierney.
KEVIN DUNDON: Super Valu celebrity chef Kevin Dundon visits the Devon Inn on Friday, November 22 for a food demonstration. Mr. Michael Twohig of Super Valu, Abbeyfeale is sponsoring the event. He has nominated Abbeyfeale Town Park as his chosen charity for the night. Tickets are priced at €10.
RECENT DEATHS: The death occurred recently in St. Ita’s Hospital, Newcastle West of Sheila Woulfe, Gortnagross where she had been a resident for some time. She was a native of North Cork and was a very well liked member of the local community. Her funeral took place to her native Cork and was largely attended. Sympathy is extended to her relatives in Athea and Cork. She was pre-deceased by her late husband Ned. May her soul rest in peace.
The death took place unexpectedly at his residence of Patrick (Paddy) Enright, Carrigkerry. He was a native of Kilcolman. He worked locally with local farmers after he left school. He left Ireland at a young age where he served in the Irish and British Army and served in the Congo. He was a well travelled man and he spent the majority of his working life in Australia around Melbourne where he was known as Paddy Bodhrán due to his skill with the goatskin. He played a few Gaelic football matches with Kilcolman when around and he also participated in boxing. He retired to Carrigkerry. His remains reposed at Reidy’s Funeral Home, Newcastle West followed by removal to St. Colman’s Church, Kilcolman. Fr. Larry Madden PP Ardagh/Carrigkerry and Fr. Denis Mullane PP Coolcappa/Kilcolman concelebrated his funeral Mass. Paddy was laid to rest on All Souls Day. The local musicians played at his graveside. Sympathy is extended to his sisters Hannie, Nellie, Mary, Joan, Bridget and Teresa, brother Joe, nieces, nephews, brothers-in-law, other relatives and friends. May he rest in peace.
SYMPATHY: Sympathy is extended to Jack Higgins, Ballingarry and formerly of Glasha, Athea on the recent death of his wife Mary, nee Gregg, also to his family and relatives. May her soul rest in peace.
90th BIRTHDAY: Paud Woulfe of Cratloe West recently celebrated his 90th birthday along with his family and friends at his nephew’s house Bobby Stack, Moyvane. Wishing Paud many more years of health and happiness.
FUNDRAISER: Hard Times 1 which was filmed in Athea in 1996 with a local cast will be screened in the Classic Cinema, Listowel on Friday, Dec. 6th at 8pm. All proceeds from the screening will go to Arás Mhuire Nursing Home, Listowel. Admission is €10 and tickets are available at Athea Post Office or from Leo Finucane at 087-6955721.
BASKETBALL: Congratulations to the under 18 girls, members of the Athea Vixens basketball club, who took part on the previous weekend in the under 18 National Cup in Waterford. They put in a very good effort even though beaten by the very talented Waterford ‘Wild Cats’. The Athea side who played in this important game were Aimee and Rachel Griffin, Laura Quille, Áine O’Sullivan and Louise Healy. It was great to see them being in the top 16 in the country in the under 18 competition.
ANNUAL SOCIAL: The Killeaney AFC Soccer Club are holding their annual social in the Knockdown Arms on this Saturday night November 23. All are welcome.
ATHEA UNITED SOCCER: On Sunday morning of last week Athea United visitors at The Vales, were Broadford United. Broadford opened the scoring with a goal on the half hour mark when a Broadford free kick from the sideline where it eluded everybody and went into the net. By half time Athea United were level when Gerard Ahern scored from a penalty spot after Jamie Collins was fouled. Athea started the second half on the attack and forced five corners in succession and from the fifth of these taken by Ahern where Tom Collins sent in an unstoppable header to the net. Athea scored two further goals in the remainder of the second half and finished 4-3. Athea United Team: Mark O’Connor, Ryan Carroll, Matthew Tierney, Padraig Reidy, Tom Collins, Kevin Murphy, Gerard Ahern, Maurice Hayes, Shane Mulvihill, Jamie Collins, Kevin O’Keeffe. Subs used: Cillian O’Connor and Dylan Griffin.
In the under 14 Div. 2 on Saturday, November 9th Athea United lost 1-6 to Ballingarry. Athea Team: Cathal O’Brien, David O’Connor, Micheál Dalton, Shane Ambrose, David O’Sullivan, Joseph Dalton, Andy Ahern, Micha O’Connell, Shane Dalton, John Sexton and Ryan O’Connell. Subs used: Jack O’Connor and Jason Dillon.
COISTE NA NÓG: In the Athea under 6 Parish League the Tigers team were the winners and Sean O’Shea presented the Jackie and Nora Mullane Cup to winning captain Calum Gleeson.
SYMPATHY: Sympathy is extended to Mary Dalton and her husband Patrick and their family on the death of Mary’s aunt Bridie Meade of Kilmorna, Duagh. Sympathy is also extended to her sister and other relatives. May her soul rest in peace.