Moyvane Notes – 1st December, 2008

Rev. Fr. Michael O’Leary:
Rev. Fr. Michael O’Leary , whose death took place last week was the longest serving Parish Priest Moyvane ever had. He came to Moyvane in September 1980 and retired to Knockmoyle, Tralee in 1998. A native of Killiney in Castlegregory, he was born in June 1919. During his time in Moyvane, he was an active and well-respected member of the community, supporting Moyvane GAA and helping to set up the committee that rebuilt the old Marian Hall. He was supportive of all parish activities and the turnout at his funeral was a testament of the esteem he was held in. His funeral Mass was celebrated by Bishop Bill Murphy, assisted by a large number of priests from the Diocese of Kerry. It was his wish that Moyvane be his final resting place and the people of the parish were happy to welcome him back. Sympathy is extended to his sister, Betty, brother, Sean, nieces & nephews.
Senior Citizens:
The Annual Christmas Party will be held in the Marian Hall next Sunday (7th December) with Mass at 1pm followed by dinner, entertainment and dancing to Stevie Donegan. You can book with Maureen at 068 49365 or Ita at 068 49134.

Marian Hall Blotto:
December Jackpot is €7,000. The numbers drawn last Thursday night were 18   21   28   30. There was no winner. Lucky Dips: €100 Bridie Hussey, Lixnaw.  €50 Tom & Brihanna Enright, Cois Baile, Listowel. €20 each Noreen Sheehy, Glenalappa. Karen Brassil, Aughrim. Rachel Moloney, Derry, Listowel. John O’Connor, Inchamore. Nora Leahy & Tony O’Donoghue, c/o Mary Leahy, Moyvane.  Free Tickets: Kay Lane, Listowel. Luke Sheehan, Marconi Avenue, Ballybunion. Ita O’Connell, Glenalappa. Nora Quaid, Ballybunion. Ann Keane, Brosnan’s Bar.

Congratulations to Christina O’Gorman, Tarbert who spun the wheel last Thursday night and won €500.

Moyvane ICA:
Santa Claus was a very popular man when he visited the Marian Hall last Sunday. Children came from everywhere to say hello and tell the great man what they wanted for Christmas. There were games, a cake sale, and lots of entertainment. The raffle results were as follows: 1st Prize (Hamper sponsored by Newtownsandes Co-op) was won by Seamus Roche, Ahalahana. 2nd Prize (Turkey Voucher sponsored by The Village Grill) was won by Mairead O’Connell, Ahalahana. 3rd Prize (Ham Voucher sponsored by Super Valu, Listowel) was won by Catherine Dore, Woodgrove. 4th Prize (Home made Christmas cake from Mary C. Moore) was won by Sean Lynch, Leitrim Middle. ‘Guess the name of the Tiger’ went to Siobhan Delaney, Newbridge and ‘Guess the number of sweets’  was won by Margaret Mulvihill, Glin Road.    
GAA – Juniors: 
Moyvane Juniors were very unlucky to lose out to Asdee by 1 point in the Final of the Intermediate North Kerry Championship played in Ballybunion on Saturday last.  Both teams gave a fantastic performance in  this tight and exciting game.  Moyvane were first off the mark with points from Donal Leahy and Damien Flynn.  Asdee scored 3 points and Cal Flynn brought Moyvane level at half time on a score line of 3 points each.  Moyvane showed their best football in the second half and with 3 well taken points from Damien Flynn ended the game just 1 point down on a final score line of Moyvane 0-6, Asdee 0-7.  Congratulations to the team, manager Oliver Carmody and his selectors on a very brave and entertaining performance. Moyvane team and scorers: Kieran Walsh (captain), Timmy Kennelly, Eoin Stack, Michael Woods, Cal Flynn (0-1), Oliver Carmody, Tom Keane, Kieran Stack, James Kennelly, Mike Greaney, Aidan Keane, Niall Mulvihill, Donal Leahy (0-1), Damien Flynn (0-4), Chris Foley.  Subs: Niall Sheehan for Niall Mulvihill, Kevin Kennelly for Chris Foley, Patrick Finucane for James Kennelly.

GAA – Senior Fixtures:
Moyvane play their final County League game on Sunday November 7th away to Fossa at 2:00pm.  This is a very important game for Moyvane as a win along with favourable results from the other games would secure Moyvane’s Division Status. 
GAA Lotto:
There was no winner of the €2,400 Jackpot last Sunday night. The numbers drawn were 11   14   20   26. Lucky Dips €40 each: Ned Fitzmaurice, Leitrim Middle. Philip Lyons, Derry, Listowel. Paudie Donegan, Kilbaha. Sean Neill, Ballylongford. Padraigh Kearney, Kilbaha. Next Sunday night’s draw will be held in Enright’s Bar at 10pm. Jackpot €2,600.
West Limerick Set Dancing Club:
A céilí will be held in the Convent Hall, Abbeyfeale on Sunday December 7 at 4pm. Music by Brian Boru Ceili Band. All welcome. Saturday, December 13 the Annual Christmas will be held in Fr. Casey’s GAA club, Abbeyfeale at 9pm. Tickets are limited. Contact Nora at 069 76327 or other committee members.  
Jewellery Party:
A jewellery party will be held in Collins’ Bar, Athea on Friday night, December 5. All welcome.

  • Thurs. 4th, Knockanure, 7.30pm – Deceased members of the Cronin Family
  • Fri. 5th, Moyvane, 7.30pm – Julia, Paddy & Billy Hanrahan
  • Sat. 6th, Moyvane, 7.30pm – Private Intention 
  • Sun. 7th, Knockanure, 10am – Jack Goulding
  • Sun. 7th, Moyvane, 11am, Denis McEvoy Months Mind
The death has taken place of John O’Connor of Ballyeigh, Ballybunion. Sympathy is extended to his daughter, Noreen O’Connell and family, Ahalahana.