knockanuare notes -Sunday May 19th 2019.

CONCERT in Moyvane Church with Aonghus McAnally & guests on Tues 21st at 8.00pm.

FIRST COMMUNON Moyvane mass at 11.00am on Sat 25th May– Murhur N.S.

ROSARY: Please note that the Rosary at Moyvane Grotto will be at 7.15pm on Monday evening this week due to the concert.

PADRE PIO May prayer meeting in Lixnaw will take place on Tuesday May 21st at 7.30pm.

The witness will be given by Adrian O’Connor from Cloghane, Castlegregory.

ROAD CLOSURES: Works will continue all this week on the R551 Tarbert to Ballylongford Rd. The L1013 from Tarmons Cross to The Cross of the woods will be closed from Monday 20th May at 8 am. This will be a 24-hour closure until 7pm on Friday 24th. The road will be fully opened on weekends.

BLOOD Transfusion Service will be holding a blood donor clinic in the Community Centre, Ballybunion on Thurs. 30th May from 5-8pm.

MOYVANE/KNOCKANURE CARE OF THE AGED: Summer outing to Killarney on Friday 7th June. Book with Eileen Collins 087/9313912; Noreen O’Connell 068/49238 or Elaine Flaherty 087/3315935.

LISTOWEL PASTORAL AREA Meeting to take place on Thursday 23rd May in Knockanure at 8.00 p.m. The representatives from the Parishes of Duagh, Lixnaw, Moyvane & Listowel are asked to attend.

EUCHARISTIC PROCESSION 2019 Listowel: Annual Eucharistic Procession will take place, immediately after the Vigil Mass on Saturday night, 25th May. It will begin from the church and follow the normal driving route via William Street & Market Street end up in the grounds of the Presentation Secondary School.

DEATH Peter McGrath, Ahalana, Moyvane on the 16-05-2019, Predeceased by his brother John (Australia). Survived by his wife Carmel, sons Micheal, Ciaran, Donal and John, daughter Clare, grandchildren Muireann, Oisin, Meave, Fiona and Peter, brothers Michael and Dick, sisters Nodie, Nell, Brenda and Josephine, son-in-law Maurice, daughter-in-law Cathy, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, grand-nephews, grand-nieces. Requiem Mass on Monday for Peter McGrath at 12 noon, in Moyvane Church, with burial afterwards in Ahavoher Cemetery.

DEATH of Tom Quinlan, Keel who died in his 101st year. Sympathy to his family, John, Elizabeth, Delia & Kit.

DEATH of Dillon Boyer, Ashfield, Greenville, Listowel, on 11th May 2019, husband of Mary and dear father of Kay. Sadly missed by his loving family, brother Keith, sister-in-law Sharon.

ANNIVERSARIES: Sr. Loretto O’Connor, John P McGrath, Canon Pat Horgan, Mossie Fitzgerald, Ava Maria Hegarty, Nora Moloney, Padraig Kennelly, Sr. Lelia Sheahan, Eileen McCarthy, Michael Kennelly, Alf Neville, Nancy O’Flaherty, Fr. Ned Corridan, Sr. Aloysius McElligott, Joe Lyons, Dolores Connolly, Maureen O’Sullivan, Mass Moyvane; Mon 20th at 12noon the Funeral Mass for Peter McGrath, Ahalahana; Fri 24th at 7.30pm mass for Bridget & Bernard Shiel (Birthday & Anni); Sat 25th. at 7.30pm for Charlie & Nora Brosnan, Barragougeen (Anni) & deceased of the Brosnan & Joy families, Mass Sun 26th at 11.00am for Maureen O’Connor, Ballybunion & Leitrim Middle (Months Mind). Mass Knockanure Sunday 26th May at 10.00am for Parishioners.

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION: KNOCKANURE: Tuesday 10am – 5pm; MOYVANE: Please note that due to the clean up after the concert Eucharistic Adoration will start at 2pm on Wednesday until the customary 7pm.

AONGHUS & CO. On Tuesday evening our annual Church Concert will take place starting at 8pm in Moyvane Church. Doors open at 7pm. The usual stewards and helpers to be there at 6.30pm to ensure that everything runs smoothly. Please note tickets will be available at the door for those who haven’t had an opportunity to get tickets.

GAA LOTTO Knockanure Results; There was no winner of the €4400 jackpot on Friday 17th May. Numbers drawn were 8, 16, 22, and 29. Lucky dip winners of €25 each were; 1. Henry Finucane, Lisaniska; 2. Tom Roche, Moyvane; 3. Rachel Moloney, Derry, Listowel, c/o Speedys; 4. Dublin Joe & Bridget, c/o Kevin’s, and 5. Breda & Margaret, Tidy Towns Listowel. Next drawn up to €4500 on Friday 24th May.

GABRIEL Fitzmaurice will read some of his poetry at the Bridewell, Tarbert on Sat. May 25th at 7.30pm.

PRESIDENT Higgins will be in Listowel at 11.30am on May 25th, to unveil a plaque.

CONGRATULATIONS to Isobel Stack of Moyvane, who has qualified for the RDS Horse Show in Dublin in August.

CONCERT will be held at Listowel Community Centre on May 30th to raise funds for new Dementia Day Care Unit.

ELECTION: We will cast our votes in four different ballot papers on Friday, May 24.

MAY DEVOTIONS: The month of May has traditionally been known as the month of The Blessed Virgin Mary. We are invited to honour her by reciting the Rosary daily. On Wednesday May 29 we will have a special service honouring our Blessed Mother which will include the crowning of Mary in Duagh Church.

GROTTO ROSARY in Killocrim, Thursday 24th May at 8pm. O’Connell’s Ave., Sundays at 6pm. Finuge Grotto Wednesdays at 8pm. All are welcome!

ADORATION EUCHARISTIC Retreat takes place on Thursday 30th May at The Ardfert Retreat Centre. From 9.30 to 3.30Fr. Jim Lenihan will lead the retreat. Also the AGM will take place on Thursday the 06th June at The Church of the Resurrection Killarney at 7.30 all welcome

TRÓCAIRE – Just a reminder that the Trócaire Collection is due to be sent away next week. If anyone has any boxes or envelopes please return them to the Sacristy or the Parish Office. Thank you.

WRITERS WEEK: Listowel Writers’ Week, Founded in 1970, Ireland’s longest running literary and arts festival where writers, artists and poets gather. Runs from May 30th to June 2nd.

LIMERICK County Fleadh takes place in Athea over the June Bank Holiday weekend. There will be a meeting at the Top of the Town on Monday night, May 20th at 9pm to continue making arrangements. We will need a lot of help to run this Fleadh so please, if you can at all, come along to the meeting.

FIRST HOLY COMMUNIONS 2019: 95 Children from Presentation Primary, Scoil Realta Na Maidine, Killocrim & Gael Scoil Schools received their First Holy Communion recently.

STRONG MAN: Pa O’Dwyer from Rooskagh, Ardagh won his fourth All Ireland Strongest Man title in Bangor, Co Down on Sunday, April 28 2019.

TRIP: Asdee Active Retired & Friends are going on their Annual weekend away. This year it is to Connemara from 7th – 9th July. Visiting Kylemore Abbey, Connemara Heritage Centre, Homestead of Dan O Hara, Cruise of Killary Fjord, St. Bridget’s Celtic Gardens, Shopping in Clifden and lots more. Immediate booking is necessary. Contact Mairead Hanlon 086 8696341 & Mairead Doyle 087 1386831. Everybody Welcome!

ST JOHN’S; Mon 19th– Tues 20th- THE BOG OF CATS. A play by Marina Carr presented by St. John’s Youth Theatre and directed by Chris Fitzgerald.

Wed 22nd -DEIRDRE MOYNIHAN & RTÉ CONTEMPO QUARTET, Sounds secretly coming to life. Music by Clara Schumann, Robert Schumann, Brahms and Karl Weigl.

Thurs 23rd- THE BOY IN THE STRIPED PYJAMAS, A youth theatre adaptation presented by Theatrix Stage School and directed by Jo Jordon. Fri 24th- P.J. MURRIHY IN CONCERT.

LISTOWEL’S WRITERS WEEK PRESENTS Ard Cúram Fundraising Choir Concert – Thursday 30th May – Listowel Community Centre in association with Listowel Writers’ Week – An evening of music with Fr Ray Kelly of Britain’s Got Talent fame and North Kerry’s very own Ard Ċúram Community Choir conducted by soprano Mary Culloty O’Sullivan and accompanied by Kieran Finnegan on piano. The Ard Ċúram Community Choir comprises over 100 members who are all over the age of 55 and hail from every area of North Kerry. Ard Ċúram is a voluntary charity body which provides Day Care Services for the older people of the region and is currently in the process of building a new purpose-built Dementia Day Care Unit in Listowel. The proceeds from this concert will go towards the cost of this new Dementia Centre and Ard Ċúram is indebted to Listowel Writers’ Week for its support of the project. Tickets for above can be purchased at our Parish Office.

KNOCK SHRINE: All Ireland Rosary Rally. Saturday 1st June. Bus leaving Castleisland at 7am. Contact 066 7147494 or 066 7141541.

PRAY: Please pray for Eddie Stones’ daughter Michelle. She has a clot on her brain.

BISHOP GEORGE RAJENDRAN SDB Bishop George has asked us to express his deep appreciation for the welcome afforded him during his visit to Abbeyfeale last weekend He is grateful for the support offered for the two projects that he mentioned during his talk at Masses. He would also like to thank the parishioners who organized the sale of the vegetables, flowers and garden produce. He especially thanks the young people who work in the garden as part of their John Paul II award projects. Fr Tony and Fr Shoji would like to express their gratitude and appreciation to all who contributed to the recent Easter Dues Collection in support of the priests. Thank you for your generosity and continued support. (Dated 19th May 2019)

WALK to Killeenagh Holy Well and parish Barbecue. The annual walk to Killeenagh Holy Well, will take place on Sunday 26th of May. The walk will conclude with a barbecue for all present. Over the years it has become a great parish and community event. The visit to Killeenagh Well in Dromtrasna, Abbeyfeale, has a special link with the celebration of Confirmation in the parish. On Tuesday 26th of March, the children who received Confirmation this year, took part in what is called the ‘Abbeyfeale Initiative’. This is a programme on healthy life choices, run by the Catholic Church for Confirmation students with the help of Transition Year students, who are trained to deliver the programme to the children in sixth class. It has been up and running very successfully in the parish for eleven years.

The programme concludes with the annual walk to Killeenagh Holy Well, where the young people from the Confirmation Class make a commitment to abstain from alcohol and drugs during their teenage years. As an acknowledgment of their participation in the programme, the children receive wrist bands which are very popular with them, and the visit to the Well concludes with a barbecue on Cotter’s farmyard. We are grateful to the Cotter family for hosting us once again. Put next Sunday 26th of May in your diary and join us for the Walk and barbecue. People should assemble at Dromtrasna School at 2.45p. The walk will begin at 3.00p.m sharp. All are welcome

SPECIAL DAY: St. Benedict’s Priory, Cobh – you are invited to a Day of Recollection. Talks, Adoration, Holy Mass at 9am (Priory), or 10am in Cobh Cathedral. Lunch provided. 25th May, 11am-3.30pm. Overnight accommodation available. For more information contact Mother Prioress: 021 4811354, cobhtyburnconvent

HOST FAMILIES WANTED: Wanted host families for French students for 2 or 3 weeks during the summer. Contact Catherine at 0876255679 or email me at hostfamilies17

HARNETT REUNION: Confirmation received this week of two Harnetts coming from Hawaii for the reunion in July. They will be joining people from Italy, New Zealand, the US and Canada who have booked already. Carina Prendeville is currently working on our magazine and is looking for family pictures, stories, histories. You can contact her onharnettreunion2019

There is a full programme organised for visitors but it is also open to anyone to join, booking details shortly. There will be genealogy, bus tours, a concert, a gala banquet and a memorial Mass, all at different venues around West Limerick/North Kerry. Please spread the word far and wide. The event is open to everybody.

CHURCH CLOSURE – St. Mary’s Church, Tarbert will be closed to the public from Monday 27th May until Friday 31st May (inclusive ) to facilitate the Health & Safety works which have to be carried out.

THE WESTMINSTER LOURDES CHOIR FROM LONDON Invites Parishioners in Kerry to The Cathedral on Thursday 30th May at 7pm. Over 50 members of The Westminster Lourdes Choir from London will perform an original piece called Peters Way of The Cross. The piece has been written and composed by two of our members and have performed it in many venues over recent years, including Westminster Cathedral and The Grand Hall of The Old Bailey. The performance lasts approximately 1 hour. As a choir we didn’t just want to come and perform we wanted to give something back to the community as well, which is why we will be having a shared retiring collection in aid of the Kerry/Cork Cancer Link bus.

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH LISTOWEL FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE/ CHILD AND ADOLESCENT MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES (CAMHS) NORTH KERRY, we are pleased to offer a two week support programme to help enhance your existing parenting skills. The programme will aim to teach participants how to set rules, rituals and routines, parental safe care and coping strategies, addressing your child’s coping skills, focusing on children who are impulsive, hyperactive and struggle with focus and paying attention The course will also address the issue of motivation, disruption and defiance, whilst also focusing on the impact it can have on the overall family unit. The course takes place on Friday. May 24 and Friday June 14 respectively from 10am-12 noon daily. Places are limited. Further details available from Toni Clarke on (068 23584).

BIODIVERSITY WEEK: Celebrate Kerry’s Natural Heritage during Biodiversity Week 2019 (18 May -26 May) Celebrate the beautiful and amazing diversity in Kerry’s natural heritage-its plants, animals and landscapes. Come along to a series of talks, walks, film music and days out in the county that celebrate Kerry’s biodiversity. Events are open to all. Local events in Ballyseedy Woods, Tralee Bay Wetlands, Gortbrack Organic Farm, Tralee Town Park and more. See facebook Kerry Biodiversity Week 2019′.The full programme is available in the library, Siamsa, Kerry County Council etc.

LATIN MASS: in The Immaculate Conception Church, Rathass, Tralee on Sunday 26th May at 12 noon. All are welcome. Missalettes provided.

KERRY DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES 2019: 29th August to 3rd September 175th Anniversary of St. Bernadette. Contact: Janice O’Sullivan 064 7758219.

AUTISM Conference 2019 – Autism: No Limits, Just Possibilities, Sun. Sept, 22nd Clayton Silversprings Hotel, Cork. The conference provides a unique forum for Parents, Families, Caregivers, Autistic Adults, Employers, Educators, Professionals, Agencies, Advocates and anyone with an interest in autism. More info here: or call 089 239 8900

BOOK FLUID FORMS – LIAM FLYNN: We are going online with a crowd funding campaign to fund the publication of a full colour limited edition hard back book featuring the artwork of wood turner and artist Liam Flynn. This 118 page coffee table style book will feature over 85 images of Liam’s work. Essays by Roger Bennet and Yvonne McEnery. You can pre-order the book on our Fund:it site at €40 per copy. @—liam-flynn Besides the opportunity to purchase the book – please see the donor rewards for supporting the publication. Additional information at: Thank you for your support.

THIUGHT – “We are what we are because we were what we were.” – the late Sr. Columba Finucane F.C.J. Farranawanna.

GAA 1957; Kerryman 1904-current, 02.02.1957, page 10 (See paper for long report). (Below is only a flavour of meeting)

Kerry County Board Annual Convention, was told that 1956 was a good year for Kerry GAA, although they did not win one all Ireland title. 195 delegates spent five hours discussing the affairs of the association. American tour expenditure and the fact they let down Kerry by at the Polo Grounds when the lost, but they had three subsequent victories. Banquet at Naas to honour Kildare’s first All-Ireland team of 1905 when they beat Kerry. Games; they had 95 County Championship Games; 351 District Board games; 440 Trophy Games and on top of them, there were many parish leagues.

Kerryman 1904-current, Saturday, June 22, 1957; Page: 11

THE Kerry minor footballers will line out against Tipperary, at Mallow, on Sunday, inspired by the knowledge that a great deal of the county’s prestige depends on their performance, since they are the last surviving hope of an All-Ireland title


In the meantime we can only keep our fingers crossed and hope for the best of weather conditions, luck, and, above all refereeing.

The following is the Kerry team: L. Nolan (Legion); C. O’Meara (Dr. Crokes), M. Hegarty Glenflesk), S, O’Connor (John Mitchels); P. Kerins (Kerins O’Rahillys), C. Clifford (Dr. Crokes), P. Dowling (Maharees); J. O’Connor (Ballydonoghue), J. O’Riordan (Glenbeigh); J. Harmon (Listowel), D. Griffin; (St. Marys), A. McMahon (Dr. Crokes); P. Cronin (Dingle), T.Dunne (Moyvane), T. Callaghan (Moyvane.

Subs.: T. O’Keeffe (Austin Stacks), W. Hanrahan (Moyvane), J. Ashe (Dingle), M. O’Sullivan (Legion), J. Burke (Castleisland), A. Conway (John Mitchels).

Note Moyvane football tournament in aid of church funds. Moyvane 5-8 Athea 1-3. Best for Moyvane- O’Callaghan, O’Connell, Mulvihill, Hanrahan and Flaherty.

Best for under strength Athea- Sean Connor, Tom Barrett and T Hanrahan.

Kerryman 1904-current, Saturday, July 27, 1957; Page: 15

At Last A Munster Success For Kerry – Minor Title Won at Thurles

KERRY minor footballers battled their way to a well-deserved win over Cork, at Thurles, on Sunday last. The football was never of a really high standard due to the strong breeze which blew diagonally across the field and due also perhaps to the fact that there was a lack of Munster football final atmosphere at this venue.

This was a game which Kerry might well have lost through a combination of ill luck and bad forward finish.

Kerry had two goals disallowed in the first half and in the second half missed two “sitters” at vital stages. They had first use of the breeze and at half time led by a mere five points. – This margin did not seem to be adequate considering the strength of the breeze, and I expected Cork to run out winners at the end. However, at the resumption, the Kerry back line, which was not severely tested in the first half, proved eminently sound and kept the Cork forwards well in check. Nolan, in the Kerry goal had not a very busy day but he made one courageous save at point blank range in the second half, when a goal might well have proved fatal to his side’s chances. The full back line of Conway, Hegarty and Whelan was sound throughout, and Conway’s kicks from goal were of great length even against the breeze. (See paper for much more)

Kerryman 1904-current, 27.07.1957, page 14

Comments on GAA by “P.F.” Kerry defeat at Waterford, Senior Munster final at Thurles Cork easily beat Waterford. Higher standard of football in the Minor game, Kerry defeated Cork, Kerry regain the title they last held in1954. (see paper for commentary).

Kerryman 1904-current, Saturday, August 17, 1957; Page: 14 By John Barrett.

When the Kerry and Armagh minor footballers took the field at Croke Park, on Sunday, to contest the All-Ireland semi-final, it was obvious that the northerners were by far the bigger and heavier team. And with a heavy ball and in tiring conditions it was this physical advantage which took Armagh through to the final on the score 3-7 to 3-5.

In the 24th minute when Denis Hegarty in, trying to pick up the greasy ball, put It through his own, goal. Murphy pointed a free on the, 27th and Halpenny had a similar score just on hall-time, leaving the score at the interval: Kerry 2-4, Armagh 1-4. Kerry got away to a great start on resuming, when they were awarded a penalty. Callaghan’s kick was saved, but Geaney rushing in swept the ball to the corner of the net

Halpenny replied with a point from a free, and McMahon, in a Kerry attack, hit-the crossbar with a rasping shot for goal. Armagh returned to the attack and the burly Halpenny rushed home a goal, from a lob by Murphy.

(Names mentioned include Sean Dunne was not tall enough to play at full-forward and should have been switched to the corner. Griffin could have done better at full-forward. Geaney would have been ideal for forty mark. Brian OCallaghan nippy and clever in left corner. Jack Whelan had good game at left-full. Louis Nolan Goalkeeper, good. Alan Conway showed in experience, but kicked well. Nine of team eligible for next year, exceptions being Hegarty, Clifford, O’Riordan, O’Connor, Griffin and Dunne.)

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