knockanuare notes-18th march 2018

PADRE PIO DEVOTIONS at Lixnaw on March 20th (3rd Tuesday),The witness will be given by John Sheehan from Ballinaskelligs.

LENT THIS WEEK Tuesday 20th at 7.30pm in the Marian Hall – Lenten Talk by Paul Montgomery, School Chaplain. Wednesday 7.30am Lenten Mass. Thursday 7.00pm Lenten Reflective Rosary, all in Moyvane.

PLEDGE: An invitation has been extended to those who made Confirmation in Moyvane recently to come and take the Pledge to abstain from alcohol until the age of 18 and to abstain from drugs for life. This short ceremony will take place after Paul’s presentation on Tuesday night 20th, some refreshments afterwards. All are welcome.

KNOCKANURE Church has been closed for the past week. It will remain closed until Sunday April 15th.The work that we are undertaking is the rewiring of the whole Church which will include plug points and new economical lighting. Also cleaning and painting of the ceiling that has been damaged over the years by having the heaters too high up. The complete instillation of heaters and appropriate extractor fans.


CONFIRMATION Duagh, Tues 20th, be in seat at 3.15 p.m, 45 candidates.

MISSION Duagh closing night, with Fr. Derek Meskell on March 23rd at 8.00 p.m.

HOLY WEEK CONFESSION will take place on Monday 26th March at 8.00 p.m. in Listowel.

DRAW: There was no winner of the €7200 jackpot for Friday 16th March. Numbers drawn were 10, 15, 27, 31. Lucky dip winners of €25 each were; 1. Julieanne Moloney, Bridge Rd, Listowel; 2. Del Boy Club, c/o Mike the Pies; 3. James Egan, Tarmons; 4. Mick O’Brien, Church Rd, Moyvane and 5. Norma Long-O’Connor, Asdee. Next draw on Friday 23rd March with jackpot up to €7300.

DEATH has taken place of Thomas Bernard (Bernie) O’Connor, 16 Lartigue Village, Listowel and late of Keylod, Moyvane, on the 15th March 2018. Predeceased by his wife Hanna Mai on the 8th January 2018. Deeply regretted by his, sisters Joan and Kathleen, brothers Liam, Danny, Michael, Francis, (predeceased by Eymard who died Nov. 2012); brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives and a large circle of friends. Reposing at Lyons Funeral Home, Derry, Listowel on Sunday 18th March from 5pm to 7pm. Requiem Mass Monday 19th in Listowel Church at 11.30am followed by burial afterwards In St. John Paul 2nd Cemetery. Bernie was son of Tom O Connor who died in March 2001 and Mary Keane who died aged 62 years in April 1977.

DEATH has taken place of Nora Daly (née Kennedy), Duagh,/ Fedamore, on March 9th. 2018. Nora, wife of the late Michael Joe; survived by her family; Theresa & Peter, Tom & Joan, Frankie, Carmel & Tommy, her grandchildren Rain, Rose, Hannah, Michael, Jack, Lily, Rhiona & Jamie, her sisters Lily & Pauline, sisters in law, nieces, and nephews. Requiem Mass for Nora Daly was celebrated on Tuesday 13th March at St. Brigid’s Church Duagh. Burial afterwards in Springmount Cemetery Duagh.

ANNIVERSARIES: Mairead Lyons, Margaret Mulvihill, Mary Babe White, Tom Moore, Anna Flaherty, Jo Timoney, Michael Holly, Peg O’Mahony, Michael O’Connor, Kitty Shine, Hannah Moloney, Mairead O’Connor, Ellen O’Keeffe, Liam Keane Stack, Thomas O’Connell, Mass at Moyvane; Thurs 22nd at 7.00pm, Lenten Reflective Rosary and at 7.30pm, Mass for Paddy Hughes, Lower Aughrim;

Fri 23rd at 7.30pm mass for Noreen & John Scanlon, Inchamore & deceased of the Scanlon & Flavin families; Mass on Sat 24th at 7.30pm for Peggy Wallace, Aughrim.

Knockanure mass Sun 25th at 10.00am PALM SUNDAY (Mass in the Community Centre) for Jack & Betty Goulding, Keylod.

MASS Moyvane; Tues 20th at 10.00am, for Special Intention – Sick and on Wed 21st at 7.30am Lenten Mass – Parishioners. Sun 25th at 11.00am mass PALM SUNDAY for Martin Mulvihill, Nenagh & Glenalappa – Get well.

ICA will sell teas/treats at the Bingo on Thursday night 22nd March in aid of the Cancer Society.

ASDEE ACTIVE RETIREMENT TEA DANCE on Palm Sunday from 3pm to 6pm.

TALK: Exploring Family Life Dr. Patricia Kieran will speak in Asdee Community Centre on Tues. 20th March at 7.30pm. Her topic is Exploring Family Life.

OPEN DAY AT LISTOWEL VTOS: Thursday march 22nd from 10a.m. to 1 p.m. at the North Kerry College (Listowel Community College).

COISTE NA NÓG AWARDS NIGHT, David Clifford presented medals to the up and coming football stars from Moyvane/Knockanure on Sunday last in the Marian Hall.

MOTHER’S DAY, we had Sr. Aileen Murphy from the Diocesan Pastoral Team who spoke at all Masses. There was a special gift for Mums also on the day.

LESSONS: Bodhrán lessons will start on Saturday, March 24th at 3.30pm in the Top of the Town, Athea and will run for 5-6 weeks. Also the new 6 week term for the singing classes will resume in the Library on this Thursday evening March 15th at 6.30pm.

JUMP: Michael Ahern from Garrygloss is doing a parachute jump on March 24th in aid of the children’s ambulance “Bumbleance”.

FASHION: Athea Tidy Towns Fundraising Fashion Show, will be held on Wednesday, March 28th at 8pm, with the Con Colbert Hall.

BARDIC Festival at Ballydonoghue March 22nd to 25th 2018.

RAS Mumhan arrives in Listowel Easter Saturday.

RUN Ballybunion is on Easter Sunday.

CLEAN Up Day is on 14th April, last year 5,000 volunteers were involved.

VINTAGE: The Knockdown Vintage committee is busy preparing for the big day on March 25th when they will run another charity event. As part of the fundraising there will be a Table Quiz in Knockdown on March 23rd organised by Estuary Macra.

CARDIAC: (Cardiac First Responder) and Defibrillator Training will be on Saturday 7th APRIL in Conway’s function room, Glin. Please contact Marie on 0868691821.

EASTER CANTATA: Scoil Mháthair Dé will perform their Easter Cantata, "Jerusalem Joy" in the Church of the Assumption, Abbeyfeale on Wednesday, March 21 at 7.00 p.m. All Welcome.

RADIO COURSE: A free radio training course starts on April 11 covering basic interview skills, introduction to audio production, radio content development and much more. It will take place at the WL102fm studios and is being run in conjunction with West Limerick Resources. Further information from Dee Collins on 069 62222.

HISTORICAL SOCIETY – “Deep in Canadian Woods” – Pádraig Ó Concubhair in conjunction with Tarbert Education Society will give an illustrated talk on the Fenian Invasion of Canada in 1866 at the Bridewell, Tarbert on Sat. 24th March at 7.30pm.

GOOD FRIDAY SOUP KITCHEN – will take place on the 30th March in the Community Centre at 10.30am. All proceeds from the Soup Kitchen will go to the wife and children of the late Pat Martin, Tieraclea. Your support will be greatly appreciated.

KERRY HOSPICE WALK – will take place on Good Friday 30th March at 10.30am. New Route this year. Tarbert Comprehensive School to Tarbert Island.

LISTOWEL COMMUNITY CENTRE AGM in on 28th April at 7.00pm.

LISTOWEL VTOS IS CELEBRATING 25 YEARS of FREE Adult Education in Listowel this year. VTOS is for Adults who want to upskill or retrain in a friendly Learning environment. If you are in receipt of a DSP payment for more than 156 days and over 21 you are eligible to apply for VTOS. Come along to our OPEN DAY on Thursday March 22 between 10 and 1 pm in North Kerry College (Listowel community college).

PARADE in Listowel was well attended, the day was cold and dry, thanks to all who were involved, we were only spectators, the participants and organisers, deserve our thanks and appreciation.

Mass in Irish in Listowel was recorded and many locals, were observed in the congregation.


The National Council for the Blind of Ireland (NCBI) is looking for volunteers for its fundraising bag pack in Tesco Listowel on Saturday 14th April. If you can volunteer for a couple of hours please contact Collette McEntee on 01 882 1970.

KERRY RIGHT TO LIFE On Sunday March 25th at 6pm John Waters, Kathy Sinnott and Fr. Marcel de La Cruz will talk in Ballygarry House Hotel, Tralee. Please follow us on facebook Kerry Right To Life for all upcoming events. If you would like to be a team in the Listowel area or in Dingle area please contact us. kerryrighttolife

THE BRICKX CLUB: Easter Camp in Seanchai Centre March 26th – 28th March 10.00 a.m. to 1.00m p.m. Lego & Arts & Crafts suitable for 4 – 12 year olds. Bookings 089- 4459992

Check out more notices on the Church notice board and our Web Page at

MISSION: – John Pridmore ex-gangster and bestselling author of book ‘From Gangland to Promised Land’ will be giving a Mission in Kilflynn from Monday 9th to Wednesday 11th April and in Abbeydorney from Thursday 12th to Saturday 14th April.

DRIVE TO SAVE LIVES: Limerick Pro Life Action now have a “Lifts for Life” scheme which is created to help Pro Life votes who have no means of transport. We need drivers to help take people, in their locality to the Polling Station on Polling Day to vote. If you are willing to help, please contact any of the following: Olive 085-7172970 John 087-1127477 Mike 083-8892137.

SCHOOL FETE/JUMBLE SALE: All are welcome to St. Mary’s Boys’ School on this Wednesday, March 21 for our School Fête. Tasty burgers from our BBQ cooked by our Celebrity Chef! Tea / Coffee Stall with mouth-watering goodies! Lots of treasures to be found at the Jumble Sale.

BOOK LAUNCH in St Brendan’s Pastoral Centre, Tralee: Fr Padraig Walsh, PP, will launch a new book on the Bible– “For It IS Written” – authored by Michael Culloty, after the 6.30pm Vigil Mass on Saturday night March 24th at 7:30pm, in the Pastoral Centre. All are welcome.

SKILLS FOR CITIZENS WORKSHOP: Come along to The Red Door, NCW on Saturday, March 24 from 10am to 2pm to meet Enda O’Callaghan from IOLAR Training who will give workshops to adults on The Digital Skills for Citizens IT Programme as part of Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival 2018. There will be demonstrations on Digital Skills for Citizens, File Management, Word Processing and Spreadsheets. Sign up with Enda for future Free IT course. Admission is FREE and all are welcome.

HOLY SPIRIT PRAYER MEETING: Janice and Moss Carraig will lead the Holy Spirit Prayer meeting on the second Sunday of each month in the Desmond Complex. Further information on 087 6174639.

WEST LIMERICK TOASTMASTERS: Learn to speak with confidence, make presentations at work, and much more at the Desmond Complex on the first and third Wednesday of the month from 8-10pm.

GRAND CELEBRITY CONCERT: This year’s Fleadh by the Feale takes place from Thursday, May 3- Monday, May 7. The grand celebrity concert features the Shandrum Céilí Band with support from the Coláiste Íde agus Iosef Band on Sunday, May 6 with show from 8pm. Tickets & further information Nora 086/2427003 Celine 087/7697672 Vincent 087/2443353 Mary 087/741934.

LIMERICK AND DISTRICT WOODTURNERS: Mickey Dunne is a well know leading exponent and maker of Uilleann Pipers, he will discuss the challenges of making the pipes at a workshop in Crescent College Comprehensive, Dooradoyle on Tuesday, March 27 from 7.30 – 9.30pm. Further information limerickwoodturners or Vice Chairman John Ryan 087 1260525. Our own Liam Flynn RIP was a founder member of the group.


DEACON; Diocesan Director for the Permanent Diaconate, Fr Nicholas Flynn- Tel: 06466 31168 email: diosec

PTO LIFE: We bring your attention to this week’s newsletter for Choose Life 2018. All issues

are also available on our diocesan web site at www.dioceseofkerry

ABBEYFEALE FARMERS’ MARKET: Now that the weather is improving (!) and the days are getting longer Helga Henn with her home grown vegetables will be in the Square every Friday. Our home baking stall will also return.

CORK MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER WEEKEND: Cork International Hotel, 13/04/18–15/04/18 Marriage Encounter is a Weekend getaway experience for all married couples who want to rediscover the joy of Marriage. Tel: 086 8334382– /

REFLECTION: March 20: Day of Reflection & Mission. Day of Reflection and Mission with the Emmanuel Community on Saturday 24th March 2018. The day begins at 12.15pm in the Millennium Centre beside Raheen Church, Raheen, Co Limerick. Our day ends with prayer at 4.15pm. Parish Mass is at 11.30 at St Oliver Plunkett Church, Mungret if you want to join us beforehand. Light lunch provided. All welcome.

Contact Info: John 087 276 6832 Emer 087 278 5006 Ger 087 247 6685

CONFERENCE: March 24: St Josephs Young Priests Society. All welcome to a special conference hosted by St Josephs Young Priests Society on Saturday March 24th in the Radison Blu Hotel. Speakers: Fr Frank O’Connor, Cathedral. Noirin Lynch, Pastoral Centre. Special closing Mass with Bishop Leahy at 3pm.

Please call Una on 061 227852 to book your place.

HORSE AND PONY RACES: The Abbeyfeale Horse and Pony Races are to go ahead on July 1 next. We would like to thank the Relihans for the use of their lands. In order to run Races of this calibre we urgently need extra Committee Members and volunteers because as people know, it takes a lot of work to get the course laid out, parking organised etc. For the past 12 years we have run some great and very successful meetings. It has been a great meeting place for the community and a great family day out. It is classed as one of the best Horse and Pony tracks in the country. We have also donated a lot of money to local causes and much needed Charities. If interested in helping to keep things going please contact Toddy McMahon, Church St.

LOURDES: Diocesan Lourdes Pilgrimage 2018 The Lourdes office, is open in the Social Service Centre, Henry St. Office Hours are: 10.00 – 12.30pm and 2.00 – 4.30pm Monday to Friday. All details concerning the Pilgrimage may be had from the office or from Fr. Tony. The fares for this year will be the same as last year, Pilgrims-All Hotels €719 except The Alba €709 and for a Hospital Pilgrim €609, this is inclusive of travel insurance and coach transfer to and from Lourdes Airport.

KERRY DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES: Led by Bishop Ray Browne. 2nd—7th September. Direct flights ex Kerry Airport. Further information from Mrs Janice O’Sullivan at joskdp

PILGRIMAGE TO MEDJUGORJE: 14th to 21st June from Shannon to Split Airport, from €719 per person, half board. Further information from Group Leader Maura Harksen 066 7127143. Spiritual Director Fr. Francis Nolan 066 7122522.

KERRY DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO FATIMA: Led by Fr. Noel Spring. 11th—18th May. 7 nights Fatima or option Fatima 5 nights and 2 nights on the Lisbon Coast. Fully escorted pilgrimage. Early booking essential. Enquiries to Premier Travel, norady or telephone 021 4277700, or Maureen Harty on 066 7131328.

PILGRIMAGE TO THE HOLY LAND: led by Monsignor Dan O’Riordan. 24th September—3rd October Ex Cork Airport (including coach from Kerry to Cork Airport return). For further information contact Premier Travel 2 Grand Parade, Daunt’s Square, Cork. Telephone norardy .


Kerryman 1904-current, Friday, June 15, 1984; Page: 24

BY STEPHEN McGRATH THE North Kerry village of Moyvane becomes the centre of the football world this Sunday when Kerry take on a Laois team which will be anxious to prove that they are a match for the men from The Kingdom.

The occasion is the official opening of Con Brosnan Park, Moyvane — now one of the finest club grounds in the country. It boasts a fine stand with concrete terracing, four dressing rooms and further terracing for the spectators.

Chairman Sean Walsh and his colleagues have been doing Trojan work to the ground over the last few years during which it has been ploughed up, levelled off, re-drained and re-seeded.

The ground is named after the great Con Brosnan who won six All Ireland Senior Football Championship medals with Kerry during the 1920’s and early 1930’s.

His son Jerry, a Moyvane dairy farmer, recalls that Con played in eight, All-Ireland finals between 1923 and 1935 captaining the Kerry side that beat Mayo in the last of them.

Con, who lived from 1900-1975, was one of the greatest midfielders to come out of County Kerry. During his time North Kerry never won the county championship but as his career went into its final years he was awarded the captaincy by Joe Barrett In recognition of his services to the county.

Before he ever played for the county team, Con was well-known in the Moyvane area for his activities during the War of Independence and later on the pro-treaty side during the Civil War.

The park named after him had humble beginnings back In 1962 — a time when believe, it or not, almost every club in the county had no ground of its own. Nowadays, of course, and in this Centenary year, almost all clubs own their own.

In the early Sixties a great Moyvane team was sweeping all before it on the football fields. The officers of the club at that time, Cormac O’Leary (Chairman), Con Shine (Secretary) and Jerry Brosnan (Treasurer), decided it was time to purchase a field so that future generations of Moyvane footballers "could train and play the game their forefathers loved so well."

Their initial difficulty was to convince their colleagues that, "the impossible was-possible . Having done this they set about acquiring a field and after some searching Jerry Brosnan offered the club a field which it was already using on lease.

It cost £10,000 to purchase, drain and develop the pitch. The money was found through many fund raising ventures. The first of these involved a raffle for a TV set — the tickets were one shilling each. Voluntary ticket sellers travelled: all over the area selling tickets.

A group of ticket sellers even went to Croke Park for the Dublin v. Down League Final in 1982 where they sold £30 worth of tickets — a great day’s work. The raffle for the T.V. made £300, a parish collection realised £1,200, a raffle for ten All-Ireland tickets for the 1964 Kerry/Galway final resulted in another £1,000 being collected for the new pitch. For a number of years the Moyvane Carnival was a tremendous vehicle for fund, raising for the pitch and with these monies the ground became one of the few to boast a stand in the sixties in Kerry. Now the fruits of all this work can be seen by everyone. Moyvane now has eight teams ranging from under-12’s to Senior.

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The club is now run by Sean Walsh (Chairman), Martin J. Kennelly (Secretary), Martin Kennelly and Francis Hanrahan (Joint Treasurers), Mick Hanrahan (P.R.O.), Denis O’Connor (Vice chairman) and Ted Keane (Assistant Secretary).

Kerry County Board Chairman Frank King will perform the official opening ceremony of the newly re-seeded pitch.

Kerryman 1904-current, Saturday, February 02, 1957; Page: 11


AT the annual meeting of the Moyvane G.A A, Club the following officers were elected for the year,:— Patron ; Very Rev. W. Murphy P.P.; President, Con Brosnan; Vice-President, Rev. J. Galvin, C.C ; Chairman, P. Hanrahan; Vice-Chairman, J. Enright; Treasurer, Jerry Brosnan; Secretary. C. J. Shine; Committee: Messrs. D. Mulvihill, T. Hanrahan, J. F, Nolan V. Sheehy, J. Sheehy, B, Sheehy, M. E, Mulvihill, B, O’Callaghan S. Stack, M. O’Connell. Delegates to Co. Convention:— Rev. J. Galvin C.C, and Mr. C. J. Shine. Delegates to North Kerry Board C J. Shine and P. Hanrahan. Selection Committee: Rev. J. Galvin. C.C. C. J. Shine, Jerry Brosnan J. Enright, M, E. Mulvihill. The Senior captain, Jim Brosnan; Vice-Captain, Jackie Enright; Minor Captain, Bernard O’Callaghan; Vice-Captain, Liam Hanrahan.

Jerry Brosnan

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