Moyvane Notes – 11th January, 2011

Bingo & Blotto:
Don’t forget both Bingo & Blotto are back this Thursday night with the €12,500 Jackpot up for grabs.

Moyvane GAA:
The AGM of Moyvane GAA was held in the Marian Hall on Friday, January 7th and was well attended. The officers for the coming year are:

  • President: Gerry Brosnan
  • Vice-Presidents: Paudie Hanrahan, Liam Hanrahan, Stevie Stack, John C Cunningham, Eddie Stack and Fr. Lucid
  • Chairman: Johnny Stack
  • Vice-Chairman: Mike Brosnan
  • Secretary: Micheál Walsh
  • Assistant Secretary/PRO: Aine Cronin
  • Treasurer: Martin Kennelly
  • Assistant Treasurers: Teddy Keane and Jerry Mullins
  • County Board Delegate: Eddie Joe Mulvihill
  • North Kerry Board Delegates: Micheál Walsh and Aine Cronin
  • Youth Officer: Paddy Leahy
  • Coaching Officer: Kieran Stack
  • Scór Officer: Elaine Scarlett
  • Senior Team Manager: Eamon Sweeney
  • Junior Team Manager: Maurice Kearney
  • U21 Team Manager: Jackie Mulvihill
  • Minor Team Manager: Joe O’Keeffe
Further details on team selectors/trainers will follow.
Minors: Congratulations to the Moyvane Minor team who defeated Tarbert 2-8 to 0-9 in the North Kerry Minor Division 2 Football Championship Final, played in Ballylongford on Monday, January 3rd.  Leading 1-3 to 0-5 at half time, a quick goal at the start of the second half gave Moyvane the advantage to run out comfortable winners. The trophy was presented to Moyvane’s captain James Flavin. Moyvane team and scorers: Brendan Galvin, Conor Leahy, Padraig Keane, Shane Stack (0-1), James Flavin (1-0), P.J Reynolds, Kevin Fitzmaurice, James Noonan, Timmy Noonan (0-3), Martin Sheehy, Steven O’ Carroll (1-1), Paddy Greaney (0-2), Con Mulvihill (0-1).  Subs: Edmund Sweeney, Tomas Quinn. Well done also to the team management of Dan Flavin, Jerry Fitzmaurice and Kieran Stack.
Membership: Club membership is now open for the coming year, Players €40, Non-Players and Students €20. Membership can be obtained from committee members.
Scór: Its senior Scór time again. The North Kerry Final will be held in Asdee on Saturday, January 22nd at 7:30pm. The categories for the competition are Figure Dancing, Solo Singing, Recitation, Instrumental Music, Ballad Group, Quiz, Comedy Sketch and Set Dancing. Anyone interested in participating in this year’s competition must contact Scór officer Elaine Scarlett as soon as possible.
Coiste na nOg Calendars: Moyvane Coiste na nÓg have launched a 2011 calendar in acknowledgement of a very successful year in both youth football and Scór. All of the competing age groups won out their divisions, which is an excellent achievement. The calendar is a collection of team photos from U8’s to U16’s and also contains some memorabilia pictures of past footballers and events of Moyvane G.A.A. All proceeds of this will go the running costs that were accrued during this fantastic year and will help to lay the foundation for another good year ahead for underage football. The calendar is on sale in a selection of local shops and businesses in Moyvane and Knockanure at a cost of €10.
Club Lotto: There was no winner of this week’s Jackpot of €2,600. Numbers drawn were 4  8  21  25.  Lucky Dips of €40 each: Dublin Joe c/o Kevins, Dermot Clancy c/o Jim, Donal Cunningham, Kilbaha, Margaret Clancy, Knockanure and Olive Keane, Murhur.  Next weeks jackpot is €2,800 and the draw will take place in Enright’s Bar on Sunday, January 16th at 10pm.

North Kerry Football Website:

For up to date results, information and photos on North Kerry Football log on to

Kerry Community & Voluntary Forum:

A public meeting about mental health stigma and the SEE CHANGE campaign will be held in the Carlton Hotel, Tralee on Monday, January 17th 2011. See Change is Ireland’s national programme to reduce stigma and challenge discrimination associated with mental health problems. See Change is an alliance of organisations working together to bring about positive change in public attitudes and behaviour towards people with mental health problems. Speakers on the night will include Mr. John Moloney, TD & Minister for Disability & Mental Health. Ms, Kahlil Thompson Coyle, See Change Campaign Manager. Mr Paul Gilligan, CEO St. Patrick’s University Hospital & a person with self experience of mental health problems. All are welcome to attend. Please confirm attendance by emailing [email protected] or call 01 8601620.

Knockanure GAA:
Knockanure take on St. Senans in the Novice Championship Final in Moyvane on Sunday next January 16th at 1pm. Best of luck to Knockanure. Knockanure GAA are holding an Irish night in Flynn’s bar on Saturday, January 22nd. There will be spot prizes on the night so go along and enjoy the music, song and craic. The club AGM will be held on Tuesday, January 25th at 8.30pm sharp in the club house. All members are asked to attend, new members and young people are welcome.

Senior Badminton:
Teams from Moyvane will contest Ladies and Mens League Finals In The Presentation Gym Tralee on Wednesday night. Best of luck to all.

Ballylongford/Tarbert CCE:
Music classes will resume on Friday, January 14th in St. Olivers National School, Ballylongford. Anyone wishing to do the SCT exams in May must register and pay fees to Deirdre O’Neill on Friday, January 14th. No names will be taken after this date.

Glin Youth Club:
Glin Youth Club will re-commence this Friday night, January 14th, 2011 with a Disco. Bus from The Square, Glin at 8.30pm.

Thank You:
Noreen Boland would like to sincerely thank all who attended and contributed to her retirement Mass on December 12th last. The wonderful effort made by the children and parents was touching. An enormous amount of hard work and thought was put into the Mass and presentation and it was a pleasure to be re-united with past pupils. The evening was very special and much appreciated by both Noreen & Marian and will not be forgotten. Go raibh mile maith agaibh.

Aerobics & Body Conditioning Classes:
Aerobics & Body Conditioning classes at Knockanure Community Centre will contine on Wednesday, January 12th 2011 from 8pm to 9pm. Exercise to music, build your fitness and tone key areas at the same time. Fun fast fitness for all levels. Get in shape for 2011. Contact Maggie on 087 9866533.


  • Weds. 12th, Moyvane, 7.30pm – For the People of the Parish
  • Thurs. 13th, Moyvane, 7.30pm – Deceased members of the Culhane family
  • Fri. 14th, Moyvane, 7.30pm – Mikey Joe O’Flaherty at the request of the Management & Staff of Newtownsandes Co-Op
  • Sat. 15th, Moyvane, 7.30pm – Bill, Paddy & Mary Horan
  • Sun.16th, Knockanure, 10am – Tom Francis
  • Sun. 16th, Moyvane, 11am – Connie Shine, Kilbaha
The death took place recently in London of Dr. Micheál Brosnan. Son of the late Con Brosnan, holder of six All-Ireland medals, Micheál played Kerry minor for three years and was captain of the Kerry minor team that won the 1950 All Ireland. He played rugby with Rockwell at a time when rugby was frowned upon by the GAA and captained the college team to a Munster Junior Cup. An all-round sportsman he played golf and was a regular visitor at Listowel races. He is survived by his wife Caroline, daughter Kate, son James, son-in-law Kevin, grandchildren, brothers Gerry & Jim. He was predeceased by his son Michael.
Last week the parish was shocked at the untimely death of Ben Mulvihill of Leitrim West. Ben was son of Denis Mulvihill and the late Tessie Lynch. He is survived by his father, Denis, sisters Anne, Kay & Rosie, brothers Pat, Nicholas, Kieran & Joseph. A huge crowd attended both the removal and funeral Mass. Sincere sympathy is extended to his family.