Moyvane Notes – 11th November, 2011

Marian Hall Blotto:
Did I tell you before that the Blotto Jackpot gets won the last Thursday night of the month? Well it’s happened again. Congratulations to John J. Murphy, Abbeyfeale who won the €6,500 Jackpot. Numbers drawn were: 3   5   8   12. Lucky Dips: €100 Joe & Marie Lynch, Woodgrove. €50 Eugenia & Joe Fitzmaurice, Gurtdromasillihy. €20 each: Vincent Moloney, Listowel. Jerry Kennelly, Knockanure. Anne Finucane, Lisselton. Sinead Kennelly, Leitrim East. Mary Stack, Annascaul. Free Tickets: Patrick Curtin, Aughrim, Moyvane. Mai, James & The Courtney’s, c/o Julia Stack, Aughrim. Gerard & Bridget O’Connor, Inchamore. Ger Mulvihill, c/o Mary & Neilus, Aughrim. Dan & Pricilla Lyons, Derry, Listowel. Next draw Thursday, November 3rd at Bingo in the Marian Hall. Jackpot: €5,000.

Moyvane Village Festival:
The Village Festival only gets bigger and better. This year had more entertainment, better entertainment and catered for all age groups, human and otherwise and all shapes and sizes from the sublime to the ridiculous. Mayor of Kerry, Tim Buckley, officially opened the Festival on Friday evening.The street entertainment got off to a "stylish" start with a Drag Queen race. Almost all the local football team turned out with many others who fancied themselves in high heel shoes, mini skirts, maxi dresses and wonderful make up. They ran and danced, or should we say gyrated, to the music of The Promise who performed on the open air stage. The prizes were presented to the lovely "girlettes" by Miss Universe Ireland, Aoife Hannon from Listowel. First Prize went to Donal Leahy, second was Edmund Sweeney and third David Mullane. Enright’s Bar won the Inter Pub competition, so congratulations to Donal & Hannah. We now know that we have many budding artists among us following the exhibition by the pupils of the local Primary School. It was good to be able to give these young people a platform to display their work. Prizewinners were, from Junior Infants to Sixth Class, Aine Shine, Aoife Curran, Jack Monaghan, Aidan Swan, Aobha Quinn, Eimear Shine, Rebecca Curran and Patrice Galvin. On Saturday night the Boro Buffet was, once again, the highlight of the weekend with a hot main course served by chefs Noreen Kennelly and Caroline Hughes assisted by the ladies of Moyvane ICA. Entertainment was provided by Brian Murphy, Causeway and Tom Moore. Sunday was an action packed day with the Vintage Rally, Mini Trade and Craft Fair, a youth club walk, an Under 12 Halloween Treasure Hunt and a Dog Show with all sizes and colours of canines on view. What Festival would be complete without a Bonnie Baby Competition? They came in all shapes and sizes too! Winners were: U12 months, Patsy Rose Byrne, Ballybunion & Darragh Stack, Moyvane, Under 24 months L. J. Horan, Aughrim and Isabella Stocero, Leitrim Middle. Bridie Griffin, Ballydonoghue was winner of the Glamorous Granny contest. Congratulations to all who took part in all the events. More reports from Monday’s events next week.

There was no winner of this week’s Jackpot of  €3,000.  Numbers drawn were 10, 16, 17 and 30.  Lucky Dips of €40 each: Betty Greaney, Leitrim Middle, Jer Mulvihill c/o Billy Lynch, Aughrim, Jer & Ian Roche, Moyvane, Shiona Mulvihill, Leitrim Middle and Mary Hanrahan, All Star Bar.  Next week’s Jackpot is €3,200 and the draw will take place in Hanrahan’s Bar on Sunday, November 6th at 10pm.
Seniors: Moyvane will travel to Valentia in Round 6 of the Division 5a County League on Sunday, November 6th at 2:30pm.

West Limerick Set Dancing: 

There will be a West Limerick Set dancing Club Ceili in the Devon Inn, Templeglantine on Sunday, November 6th at 4pm.  Music is by the Shannon Vale Ceili Band (All Ireland Champions).  Teas and refreshments will be served and all are welcome. 

Knockanure GAA Lotto:
Results October 28th. Jackpot €10,700 Numbers Drawn 5  9  26  32. No Winner. Lucky Dips M. & P. O’Connor, Saleen House, Tarbert. Tim Murphy, Templeglantine. Ann Finucane, Keylod. Brendan Flavin, Kilmeaney. Norella & Phil Molyneaux, Knockanure. Joseph Mulvihill, Leitrim West, Moyvane. Bar Prize: Tim Lane. Next Week’s Jackpot €10,800.

Moyvane Senior Badminton:
The History of 75 years of Badminton in Kerry will be launched in The Meadowlands Hotel Tralee on Friday November 4th. All current and past members of the club are invited to attend. If anyone has any memorabilia it would be much appreciated.

Breast Cancer Awareness:
Breast Cancer awareness evening at the Listowel Arms Hotel on Wednesday, November 2nd at 8pm. Guest Speaker on the night is Ms. Norma Relihan.

Bine Merenti Medal:
Our Holy Father, Pope Benedict has granted a Bine Merenti Medal to Mrs Margaret Sheehan as a sign of thanks and appreciation for her many years of faithful service as Sacristan in Moyvane Church. This medal will be presented to her on Friday December 2nd during a Thanksgiving Mass at 7.30pm. The parish will also present her with a gift in the Marian Hall after Mass. Everyone is invited and refreshments will be served.


  • Weds. 2nd, All Souls Day – Mass in Moyvane at 9.15am for the Holy Souls & 7.30pm in Knockanure
  • Thurs. 3rd, Knockanure, 7.30pm – Mass for the November Intentions
  • Fri. 4th, 7.30pm – Denis McEvoy
  • Sat. 5th, 7.30pm – Tim O’Connor, Inchamore
  • Sun. 6th, Knockanure, 10am – Batt (Bub) Flavin
  • Sun. 6th, Moyvane, 11am – Months Mind for Maurice Culhane 


The death has taken place of Sean Broderick of Coilagurteen, Moyvane. He is survived by his wife Nora Woulfe, son Michael, daughter Mary T., brother Des, sister Marie and three grandchildren. Requiem Mass for Sean Broderick was celebrated at the Church of Assumption, Moyvane on Sunday October 23rd by Fr. Lucid, Canon Linnane, Fr. McMahon and Fr. O Callaghan. Sean Ahern, his lifetime friend sang the Mass. His burial took place in Ahavoher Cemetery. Sean was involved in many local organisations all his life. A member of Macra in his early days and Moyvane Carnival Committee, his big passion was dancing and he was an active member of CCE.