Moyvane Notes – 11th January, 2012

Marian Hall Blotto:
There was no winner of last Thursday night’s draw so the €6,000 Jackpot still stands. Numbers drawn were: 5   9   10   12. Lucky Dips: €100 Jim Fitzgerald, Woodgrove. €50 Holly’s Foodstore, c/o Nora Fitz. €20 each: Bridie C. Shine, Moyvane Village. Tim Murphy, Templeglantine. Frank Reidy, Lisselton. Eileen Windle, Glin. Teresa Holly, O’Connell’s Avenue, Listowel. Free Tickets: Bridie Moloney, Leitrim Middle. Shane O’Sullivan, Killorglin. Nora Stack, Asdee. Breda O’Connell, Ennismore. Vincent Moloney, Listowel. Next draw this Thursday night, January 12th at Bingo in the Marian Hall. 

Bingo is back on track after a one night break over Christmas. It was good to see everyone back again and some new faces. From the Marian Hall may we wish you all a Happy New Year.

Moyvane ICA:
The first meeting of the New Year takes place on Tuesday, January 17th at 8pm in the Marian Hall.

Welcome back to badminton for 2012 and a very happy and successful year to all. The Division 3 mixed team got off to a good start by defeating County (Tralee) 5-2. The team was Saorcha Fitzgerald, Carmel Hudson, Jeanelle Griffin, Dermot Keane, Donnacha Moloney, James Sheehan and Kevin Stack. They play Sneem/Iveragh at home this Monday.
The Ladies and Mens League finals will be played in Tralee on this Wednesday. Our Division 3 Ladies and Men and Division 4 Men contest three of the four finals. Good luck to them.
The Senior Club Christmas fun Tournament results were: Ladies winners, Elaine Hudson and Suzanne Keane, 2nd Carmel Hudson and Eileen Roche, 3rd Eleanor Sheehan and Louise Behan. Men’s competition winners, Chris McCarthy and Kevin Stack joint 2nd Donnacha Moloney and Timmy Hanrahan, and James Sheehan and Timmy Noonan.
Juvenile Fun Tournament; Third & Fourth class boys winners, Jason O’Gorman & Eamon O’Connor, finalists Sean Stackpoole & Micheal Fogarty. Girls, Brid Stack & Grainne Mulvihill, finalists Ciara Hudson & Aoife Bowler. Fifth & Sixth class winners Mary Kate Hanrahan & Christopher Keane, finalists Moira O’Flaherty & Oran Moriarty. U14/U16 winners Tina Gormley & Shane Winters, finalists Dylan Burke & Brendan Stack.
Division 3 Ladies defeated Sneem/Iveragh 6-0. The team was Carmel Hudson, Elaine Hudson, Saorcha Fitzgerald and Jeanelle Griffin. Division 4 mixed team defeated Listowel 5-2. The team was Louise Behan, Eleanor Sheehan, Francine Collins, Mairead Sheehan, Kevin Kennelly, Chris McCarthy, Padraig Kearney and Myles Kearney.

Moyvane GAA:
There was no winner of this week’s Jackpot of €5,000. Numbers drawn were 2  13  27  31.  Lucky Dips: €40 each John Hanrahan, Hill View, Moyvane, John Stack, Kilbaha, Noreen & John Lynch c/o Gerry Mullin, Angela & Breda, 37 Woodgrove and Niamh Murphy c/o Moll Nolan. Next week’s Jackpot is €5,200 and the draw will be held in Hanrahan’s Bar on Sunday, January 15th at 10pm.
AGM: The AGM of Moyvane GAA Club will be held in the Marian Hall, Moyvane on Friday, January 13th at 8pm sharp. All members are asked to attend.

Newtown Athletic Race Night:
The club would like to thank sincerely all who made their recent Video Race Night such a success. Thank you to all sponsors, those who bought horses and advertisements and to all who contributed to the auction race. To the MC on the night, Tom Moore, who as always, gave a great performance and to Speedy and his staff, Thank You. Also thanks to all who helped in any way during the night and to all who gave their generous support.


  • Weds.11th – No Mass
  • Thurs. 12th – No Mass
  • Fri. 13th, Moyvane, 7.30pm – Private Intention
  • Sat. 14th, Moyvane, 7.30pm – Liam O’Connor, Inchamore
  • Sun. 15th, Knockanure, 10am – Michelle Foley
  • Sun. 15th, Moyvane, 11am – Michael Moloney, Leitrim Middle

We lost three of our parishioners over Christmas.
Jack O’Brien, husband of local woman, Emma Holly, passed away on Christmas Eve after a brief illness. Up to a short time before his death Jack was a very healthy, active man so his death came as a shock to everyone in the parish. Jack, who was in his late sixties was a native of Cahirdown, Listowel and had been living in Moyvane since 1975. His is survived by his wife, Emma and son Ivan, sisters Oonagh & Carmel, brothers Liam, Owen and Gerard. Removal took place on Tuesday, December 27th to the Church of the Assumption, Moyvane with Requiem Mass on Wednesday followed by burial in Ahavoher Cemetery, Moyvane.
St. Stephen’s Day saw the death of Maureen Sheehy of Leitrim Middle. Maureen, who was 80, was wife of the late Ned Sheehy. Ned and Maureen were an enterprising couple, noted for their hard work and they raised a large family, ten in all. She is survived by her children Mary, Kathleen, Tom, Eddie, Denny, Martin, Patsy, Hannah, Nancy & James, sister Nora and brothers Paddy and Tom. Maureen was waked at her daughter, Mary’s house in Ashgrove, she was brought to the Church of the Assumption, Moyvane on Thursday December 29th for Requiem Mass and was laid to rest beside her husband, Ned Sheehy (The Boss) in Ahavoher.
Monnie (Dan) Keane of Coilagurteen died last Wednesday, January 4th at the age of 92. A larger than life character he was involved in everything that took place in both North Kerry and West Limerick and made a huge contribution to both communities. Dan was a man who had a way with words and poetry came naturally to him. He published a number of books, his most recent being "A Kerryman’s Limericks". Dan was predeceased by his wife Bridget and son Danny. He is survived by his sons Brendan, Paudie, Mike & Joe, sisters Joan & Teresa who are also in their nineties. His removal was from Lyons Funeral home to the Church of the Assumption, Moyvane with burial in Ahavoher Cemetery last Saturday.
To the relatives and extended families of all three, sincere sympathy to you all, the parish is poorer for their passing.
The family of Patricia Flynn nee O’Connor of Monaleen Park, Limerick would like to thank all who traveled to her funeral recently.