Ballylongford Parish Priest recovering after car accident

The Parish Priest of Ballylongford is recovering in hospital this morning after he was knocked down by a car. It happened in the Square in Listowel at around midday yesterday when a car mounted the pavement and struck Fr Phil O’Connell. Both his legs were broken in the incident and he was taken by ambulance to Kerry General Hospital. Gardai have spoken to witnesses and an investigation is underway. Parishoners in Ballylongford are being advised that Masses will continue as normal until Fr O’Connell recovers.