Moyvane Notes – 11th September, 1999

THE seniors had a good win over Keel in the County league on Sunday. Final score was Moyvane 3-7, Keel 0-7.

Juniors: Moyvane’s game was cancelled last week so it looks like it will go ahead this weekend. Players are asked to check posters.

Under 16: Moyvane were defeated by Sneem/Derryvane in the final of the County league on Sunday in Killarney. Final score: Sneem/Derrynane 5-14, Moyvane 0-8.

Under 15: Moyvane lost to John Mitchels in the first round of the County under 15 on Friday night. Final score John Mitchels 2-13, Moyvane 2-9.

Under 12: Moyvane are playing Tarbert in the North Kerry championship this Sunday in Moyvane at 12 noon. Players are asked to be in the dressing rooms at 11.45am.

Moyvane Development Association: The closing date for nominations for the Rose of Newtownsandes competition will be September 18. Prize money will be £300 and it is open to girls from both inside and outside the parish.

The marriage took place at the Church of the Assumption of Elizabeth Culhane, Leitrim Middle and Rabib Hobeika, Lebannon.

The reception was held in the Mustard Seed Echo Lodge, Ballygarry, Limerick.

Presentation Family Centre: Volunteer homework tutors are needed training is provided covering child protection and first aid, stages of child development, listening and communication skills, literacy, numeracy, teaching style. Days of training: Tuesday Sept. 28, Tuesday, October 5, Thursday Sept 30, Thurs Oct 7, from 7pm to 9.30pm. If interested contact Helen at Presentation Family Centre, Listowel at (068) 23584.

Local History: Some census returns for 1901 Kilbaha: Dan Kennelly aged 76 years, retired shopkeeper; William Hudson aged 50, his wife Joan aged 40 came originally from Co. Limerick; Dan Carney, farmer aged 45 years, his servants were Joan Kennelly and Con Kennelly; Richard Cunningham aged 42 years, his servants were Michael and Sarah Nash aged 24 years; James Harrington aged 70 years, his servants were Edward Moloney and Margaret Dunne. More complete details at County Library, Tralee.


MURROE Soccer club held their monthly draw and the winner of £300 was Andrew Roalston, c/o Noel Regan. Second prize of a weekend away was won by Joe Shinnors, Murroe and third prize of a television set was won by Peggy White, Rath, Murroe. Five £20 prizes were won by Willie O’Brien, c/o Dermot Fahey, Margaret Fenton, c/o Hanley’s Pub, Tim O’Malley, Green Road, Murroe. Ester Barry, Brittas; and Siobhan Rainsford, Cappanahanagh, Murroe.

Murroe A travelled to play Castle Rovers on Sunday morning. On a bad surface, Murroe fell behind just before half-time. After the break, Murroe piled on the pressure and Paul Kett looked to have saved the day with an equaliser ten minutes from time. However, with the last kick of the game Castle Rovers got the winner. The B team had better fortune with an exciting win over Corbally. Two goals down at half-time, Mike Walshe was introduced as a second half substitute and pulled a goal back for Murroe. Ray Kirby got the second and Nigel Holmes scored the winner from the penalty spot. The A team travel to play Prospect on Sunday at 1 p.m. and the B team take on Ballylanders. Under 10’s and 12’s training takes place on Tuesdays at 6.30 p.m. The club are holding a Monster Auction in October and more news of this will appear shortly.

Following the great win in the County Intermediate Hurling Final, Murroe-Boher easily accounted for Caherline in the East Intermediate Final at the weekend, playing with a greatly under-strength team.

Mary O’Brien, Rathwood will open a Montessori School in January, Mary is a qualified Montessori teacher with a diploma for birth to six years, Montessori Advanced Diploma for six to nine years and First Aid and Special Needs Skills. Mary can be contacted at 061-386446.

The water contamination problem afflicting the area has now been resolved, with a safe water supply now restored. People have been advised that water supplies will still be curtailed to a certain extent to restore proper water levels.

Murroe and Killinure Schools have reopened this week after their short extra break caused by the water problem.


THE chance to make the Desmond Complex vision a reality for all the people of the area is now available. The fund raising committee are offering every citizen an opportunity to help make history and to purchase an ideal site for the complex. Members of the committee will be calling door to door in the coming weeks to show everyone the colour brochure outlining the ‘vision’ of what the Desmond Complex will mean to each and every member of the community. A Day Care centre will cater for the increasing ageing population of the area and a crche for the pre-school age group from babies to school age. The gym and sauna will benefit all ages, a place for the youth to meet their friends, a hydrotherapy pool available to all who need it and all available in the centre of the town, easily accessible for people in wheelchairs or elderly people or anyone without transport. The site must be purchased soon if this great plan is to come to fruition and the community is being asked to buy a piece of land for £20. If everyone gets behind this project as has been done in other much smaller communities, then it will not be long before the people of this area will enjoy the facilities of the Desmond Complex. This particular site, being sold by Shannon Development, is being the Courtenay Boys School and the Outdoor Swimming Pool. Phase Two of the project includes covering the swimming pool and the acquisition of the site is vital to the success of the venture.

The Fund-raising committee meets at the Ballintemple Inn each Wednesday at 8.30 p.m. and anyone willing to lend a hand or who has ideas to put forward is urged to come along any Wednesday.

To celebrate the cultural heritage of the Newcastlewest area which is particularly rich in both poetry and music, an evening of Poetry and Music is being organised by Newcastle West and Area Arts Committee, together with Duchas, the Heritage Service this Thursday at 8 p.m. in the Banqueting Hall. Gearoid Iarla, whose memorial fronts the Desmond Banqueting Hall, wrote poetry, which was surely heard within the walls of that building many centuries ago. Music was also very much a feature of life in the Castle complex too. Local writers are continuing the tradition of creating poetry and will read some of their work, songs and instrumental sounds appropriate to this venue will also be included.

The Parish of Newcastle West was sad to learn of the departure of Fr. Ed Irwin who has been appointed Parish Priest of St. Patrick’s and St. Brigits, Dublin Rd., Limerick. The good wishes of his parishioners go with him, meanwhile a cead mile failte has been extended to Fr. John Keating on his arrival in Newcastle West.

Newcastle West Pioneer Total Abstinence Association will celebrate their Diamond Jubilee on Friday October 8. Mass will be at 7.30 p.m. in the Church with celebrations afterwards in the Parish Centre. All centres are invited to join in the 60 year celebrations.

Newport & District News

THE first group of students to undertake the course for the European Computer Driving Licence at the Adult Education Centre, IOCTS, at Newport have completed the course and qualified for their certificates This is a new innovation at the Adult Education Centre at Newport under manager, Tony O’Toole and so successful has the venture been that a new course will commence next week with a variety of options on the timetable to suit different circumstances.

The certificate is widely recognised.

The certificates were presented to the successful students by Antoinette Coffey, Adult Educational Organiser, Tipperary NR Vocational Education Committee at Newport.

The students who qualified for the certificates were Mary Ryan, Newport, Geraldine O’Keeffe, Newport, Peggy Droney, Ballinaclough, Nenagh, Jean O’Connor, Nenagh, Ann Kennedy, Rearcross, Yvonne Ryan, Newport, Louise Ryan, Nenagh, Margaret O’Brien, Newport, Heather Cullen, Newport, Breda Murphy, Newport and Una McEntee, Annacotty.

Commencing on Monday training will be available for students who feel that they can devote two, four or six hours per week to the classroom and the options are available at times ranging from10am to 12 noon, 2pm to 4pm or 7pm to 9pm. It may also be possible to arrange alternative times for training for groups of people at their own venue and this can be discussed with the manager.

The course comprises of the option of seven modules, all of which can be carried out together or they can be taken individually to suit the particular requirements and the time available. The modules provide training for using the internet, word processing, using spreadsheets, database use, presentations and drawings, management of files and basic concepts of information technology.

Those who decided to undertake the course on a module by module will be credited with the completion of their training in each particular module and will then qualify for the European Computer Driving Licence on the completion of the seven modules.

The cost of 60 hours training is £300 and the licence is recognised internationally and is therefore a very valuable document for those entering the labour market.

Fireworks illuminated the sky over Newport on a beautiful September evening for the opening of the tenth annual Siamsa Tulach Sheasta Michael Bourke Festival.

The official opening was performed by Ciaran MacMathuna, RTE who praised the role of the ballad makers in recording life as it was in the old times around the country.

The Moycarkey Pipe Band paraded through the town before the official opening which was followed by the electrifying display of fireworks which was watched by hundreds from the bridge over the Mulcair and could be seen for miles around.

Earlier in the evening an exhibition of photographs from the festivals over the past nine years, hosted by AIM at their offices at Main Street Newport attracted a large attendance to view the pictures and enjoy the hospitality of the bank.

Michael Ryan, chairman of the festival committee welcomed the large gathering to the event. He said that he was delighted to welcome back to Newport to open the festival an old friend of Newport who opened the first Michael Bourke Festival ten years ago, Ciaran MacMathuna, RTE.

Ciaran said that the songs of the late Michael Bourke were very important as part of the local history of the area.

“Ballad makers all over the country have given us a great picture of what life was like back in the old days. Over my life I have been very involved in traditional music. The first music of that kind I ever heard was probably here at Coffeys where there were dances when I was young and visiting Newport. There was great music around Newport at that time and there is still a great tradition of music in the area.

“It is a great privilege for me to be asked to open this festival and I would like to remember Sean Guilfoyle who was here last year and is no longer with us. I remember many people from Newport who are no longer with us. I remember my own cousins the McLoughlins. There are still some of them here but Michael McLoughlin was the greatest angler on the river that I ever saw and he is no longer here.

“My father was brought up in this part of the world and went to school here a long time ago. I love coming to Newport because they always make me very welcome to this part of the country which I have known for such a long time. I wish your festival every success” he said.

Michael Ryan said that it was very appropriate that they should remember the late Sean Guilfoyle who was chairman of last year’s festival. They should also remember the late Dan Cotter and the late Johnny McGrath all former chairmen of the festival who had put a lot into it during their time. He also thanked Jack Ryan of Limerick who had brought along a lovely collection of old photographs of Newport.

A special guest at the opening this year was Ann Mulqueen, well known ballad singer from Ring, Co. Waterford and formerly from Castleconnell who gave an excellent rendering of “Dear Old Newport Town” and also present from Nenagh Singers Circle were Michael Scanlan and Eileen O’Brien-Minogue who also contributed with song and music to the opening.

The death has occurred at St Joseph’s Hospital, Nenagh of Michael Fogarty, Gortnaskehy, Toor, Newport .The late Mr Fogarty was a well known and popular member of the local community. There was a large and representative attendance at the removal of his remains from Meehan’s Funeral Home, Newport to Toor Church and burial which took place at Killoscully Cemetery following requiem Mass. Sympathy has been extended to his wife, sons, daughters, brother, sisters relatives and friends in their bereavement.

The Padre Pio pilgrimage to Knock Co. Mayo from Newport will take place on Sunday September 19. The bus will leave Newport at 8.45am. More details can be had from Mary Vaughan 061/378355 or Geraldine Collins 061/378252.

Training has resumed for members of Newport Rugby Club on Tuesday nights. The club is also looking for more members and all interested are welcome.

There will be a sale of work at the Community Hall, Newport, this Sunday in aid of the Flemming Ball School of Dancing. The sale will run from 1.30pm to 4pm.

The Newport School of Tae Kwon Do has re-opened at the Community Centre, Newport on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 7.30pm to 8.30pm. The classes are open to all.


AN emergency to decide the future of the local junior and senior youth clubs will take place this Thursday night at 8 p.m. in the Community Centre. If they do not get new leaders they will be unable to re-open the clubs this term. Anyone over 17 can train to be a leader. Any questions to the current leadership team. All interested parents have been urged to attend this meeting. Former leaders Johnny McGrath and Kevin Cummins have left the area to take up jobs. They will be missed by the clubs.

Oola National School reopened this week with the welcomed arrival of the newcomers: Kathleen Fitzgibbon, Kevin Heuston, Ria Hickey, David Landers, Mark Lonergan, Rachel O’Brien, Darragh O’Donovan, Conor O’Grady, Tomas O’Sullivan, Charlotte Ryan and Emma Ryan.

Progressive 45 Drive resumes in Oola Community Centre this Thursday night.

Bingo every Tuesday at 8.30 p.m. in the Community Centre with jackpot and raffle.

Set Dancing Classes will commence on Monday evenings shortly in the Community Centre. Details from Dolores.

The local Lotto is now £2,000 and will take place next week in J.C. Ryan Bar, Oola.

Tidy Towns meeting will take place on Thursday September 16 at Oola Community Centre at 8 p.m.


BEARNA Parents Council have invited all past pupils and families to a function in the Golden Thatch, Emly this Friday at 9pm. to mark the retirement of Mrs. Lucy Hynes.

A history of the Pallasgrean G.A.A. club is being compiled at the moment. Any information or photographs people may have would be very much appreciated.

Any information, photographs etc. will be returned.

Contact Ger O’Connell, Corelish for further information (384048).

Sympathy have been extended to the relatives and friends of Pat Hayes of Ballinalough who has died.


HERE is the up to date position concerning local groups who are planning to re-start at the Salesian College Pool. The Saturday evening teaching group will commence this Saturday at 3pm and to repeat the conditions applying to this, children will be taught from Swim One to Swim Five, under the National Safety Council Syllabus. The shallow end of the pool is three foot deep and the children who require arm bands will not be accepted as they will not benefit from teaching while using arm bands.

TheWednesday night adult group will start next Wednesday at 8pm. This is a pre-paid group and free tuition will be given to learners. The Thursday morning session will commence on Thursday September 23 at 10.30am. This is an ideal opportunity to avail of a nice leisurely swim and is particularly suitable for young mothers as they can bring the child and buggy into the pool area.

Limerick County Council staff have been complimented on the new tarmacadam surface installed in the main street. The local community eagerly await the completion of the remainder of the work in the small housing development which has been in progress since November 1998.

Preparatory work is at present in hand with a view to a re-commencement of the Community Employment Fas scheme which has done so much good work in improving the appearance of the village. Any person, male or female who is at present drawing benefits and who would qualify under social Welfare or Fas conditions for C.E. Employment should contact Pat Hevenor or Michael O’Sullivan immediately.


THE numbers drawn in the Patrickswell-Ballybrown G.A.A. weekly lotto were – 4, 8, 16, 25. Bonus 11. The Jackpot was not won: Lucky Dip winners were: £50, Helen Power; £30, Noel Kelly; £20, Quinn 355924; £10 winners Pat Noonan, Marie Shinnors, Susie Adams, Pat Gallagher, Garrett Conway, Michael Fitzgerald, Tommy Quaid, Kathleen Dundon, Kathleen Gillane, Chris Foley. Next week’s Jackpot will be £2,400. Plus bonus £1,000.

The wedding took place at the Holy Trinity Church, Adare of Sandra, eldest daughter of Anne Coll, 19 Laurel Park, Patrickswell, to Brian Butler, second eldest son of Jerry and Ann, Adare. Bridesmaids were Geraldine Coll, sister of Bride Fiona Flynn and Niamh Flynn, Bestman was John Butler, David Butler, brothers of Groom and Andrew Coll, brother of groom. The ceremony with nuptial mass and papal blessing was performed by Fr. Mullane, Adare. The reception was held at Woodland House Hotel and the honeymoon was spent in Mexico.

In the County Limerick minor hurling championship it took extra time to separate Patrickswell and Newcastlewest. Having played out a draw the previous week this replay was again a tight and keenly contested affair. Final score Patrickswell 4 – 12, Newcastlewest 3 – 13.

The death has taken place of John Fitzgerald, Ballycurrane. His passing is regretted by his relatives.

Ann Shinnors, Marian Park, deeply mourns the death of her brother John O’Sullivan.


THE Monthly meeting of the St. Joseph’s young priests society will be held in St. Anne’s convent at 8 p.m. this Thursday.

The society which is over a century old, is an association of people organised in parishes and work-places throughout Ireland, promoting the vocation of priesthood by prayer, financial help and the witness of Christian living.


SUCCESSFUL local students in the leaving cert. exams are: Shane Reynolds, Village; Padraig Devitt, Coonmore; Yvonne Taylor, Barnadomeeny; Ann Hammersley, Tooreenbrien; Sarah McNamara, Village; Elaine Berkery, Meenacree; Donna Ryan, Reabeg; P.J. McLoughlin, Foilduff; Noreen Hickey, Lackabeg; Matthew Ryan; Garavane; Geraldine Carey, Barnadomeeny.

Padraig, Yvonne and Shane are students of St Joseph’s College, Newport, whilst Ann, Sarah, Elaine, Donna and P.J. attend St Mary’s Secondary School, Newport. Noreen attends Doon Convent of Mercy and Matthew is a student at Doon C.B.S.

Jamie Kennedy is the new caretaker at Lackamore National School. He replaces Jimmy O’Brien who has taken up another appointment.

Margaret Fahy, formerly of Garavane, left for Amsterdam, Holland, on Saturday following a two week vacation.

Michael (Mick) Kennedy has arrived on holiday in Foilduff, from Sydney, Australia. He will be staying at the family home with his sister, Mary, until October.

On a trip to Manchester a group of young people from the district visited Old Trafford and the Coronation Street set. At the Rovers Return their host was actor Bruce Jones, alias the hapless Les Battersby.

There was a large attendance at the Rising Sun for the special presentation function for leading athlete Gary Ryan. The event was organised by his colleagues in Kilcommon Soccer Club.

Both Rearcross soccer teams tasted defeat on Sunday. The “A” squad went down surprisingly1-0 to Cloughjordan, whilst the youthful “B” team lost to Ballingarry in a thriller.

A large attendance from the parish travelled to Ballydonoghue, Co. Kerry for the funeral of Mr Denis J. (Jack Denny) O’Sullivan. The late Mr O’Sullivan’s daughter Ann, is married in Rearcross to local businessman Rody Kennedy. Sympathy has been extended to the O’Sullivan family.

Scor na nOg time is approaching again, and the local children will commence practice in the near future.

Liam Reynolds, the village, has returned home following a number of year’s working in the construction industry in New York.


THE following are the results of the lottery. The numbers drawn were 9, 11, 18 and 22. There were no winner of the jackpot of £1,200. Next week’s jackpot will be £1,300. The five lucky dip winners were: Julie O’Mahoney, Rockchapel; W. Horrigan, Askeaton; Ann Fitzgerald, Newcastlewest; Rose Flannery, Mountcollins; Mary and Lisa Harnett, Knockaderry. The lottery tickets are on sale at the usual outlets.

The following are the results of the Cards: 1st prize on nine games to Mary Barrett and Kathleen McMahon; 2nd prize divided by four couples on nine games each, Jimmy Sillery and Paddy Sheehy, Eileen Carrig and Mary Lynch, Pat and Joan Heavenor, Jim Lynch and David O’Connor. Table prizes: James Cribbin and partner, Timmy and Grace and Denis and Ann.

Raffle – Mick Neville, Louise Lynch and Michael John O’Connor.

Lottery tickets: Stephen Lynch and Marie Carrig. The jackpot of £25 on five games was not won. Next week’s jackpot will be £30. Cards every Friday night at 9 p.m.

Best wishes have been extended to Diane and Bobby Murphy, Shanagolden on the birth of their son.

The Gortadroma Action Group will hold its A.G.M. in the Hall, Ballyhahill next Monday at 8.30 p.m. The purpose of this meeting is as usual to elect a steering committee for the coming year, and to bring the local community fully up the date on development over the last year. All suggestion sheets should be returned to members of the committee as soon as possible.

V.T.O.S. (Vocational Training Opportunities Scheme) has recommended after the summer break at Shanagolden Education Resource Centre. V.T.O.S. participants keep their unemployment benefits while learning new skills. Courses include; Information Technology, Childcare, Literacy, Communications and general studies. For more information contact: Melanie Casey, Co-ordinator at (069) 60106 or call in to the Centre.

A pleasure trip will take place to County Clare this Sunday. The trip will include visits to Spanish point, the Cliffs of Moher and Lisdoonvarna. A coach will start in Newcastlewest at 8.30 a.m. and serve, Ardagh, Shanagolden, Foynes, Borrigone and Askeaton. The fare is £10 to be paid in advance. For details and booking contact Marueen Carney, Foynes 087-2827760 or 069-65528 after 6 p.m.

The Commodore Patrick Morun on behalf of the Yacht Club has extended thanks to the Reidy family, Newcastlewest for their kind gesture of donating a magnificent Ardagh Chalice. The chalice was presented by the Reidy family during the Foynes Regatta which coincided with the Powers Irish Coffee Festival. The trophy will be presented to the winner of the Cruiser Class every year during the Foynes Regatta.

The late Paddy Reidy was a hard working member of Foynes Yacht Club and involved in committee work for many years. Even during the winter months when the yacht club was quiet, Paddy was always working preparing for the coming season.

The Shannon House Pool Club will hold their A.G.M. this Thursday at 9.30 p.m.


TIPPERARY Curia Legion of Mary annual pilgrimage to Knock is on Sunday, Sept. 26. Bus leaves Marian Hall, Tipperary at 8am via Limerick Junction, Monard, Oola and Pallasgreen. Details – Denis McCarthy 062/71196; Michael O’Neill 062/76242; or Dolly Merrigan 062/33402.

A church gate collection will take place this weekend at Solohead before all Masses in aid of Pro-Life.

Winners of 45 card drive: Mary C. Buckley and Mary Casey; J. Quirke and Breda Donovan; Nora Ryan and James White; Mary McGrath and Willie Bourke. Cards Monday night in the Community Hall at 9pm.


THE death has occurred of Moss O’Donoghue of Edenderry, Co. Offaly and formerly of Sugarhill, Templeglantine. He was brother of James O’Donoghue of Templeglantine East. The removal took place to Edenderry Church and burial was in St Mary’s Cemetery. He is survived by sons, daughters, brothers and sisters.

The death has occurred of Mrs Mary McCarthy of Graigue, Abbeyfeale, mother of J. McCarthy of Templeglantine West. She died at her daughter’s residence in Caherciveen where she had been living for some time. Her remains were brought from Harnett’s Funeral Home to Abbeyfeale Church and after requiem Mass burial took place in Reilig Ide Naofa.

There was no jackpot winner at Monday night’s ‘Glantine F.C. draw when the following numbers emerged 18, 22, 3, 19. Lucky dip prizes went to Tim Murphy, U.S.A., Aisling Lane, Church Road, ‘Glantine West; Michael Mulcahy, Caislean Nua Thiar; Thomas Scanlon, Tullig North; T.J. Murphy, Ballough. The jackpot will stand at £1,100 for next week.

Enrolment for the new season of traditional music classes took place at Halla Inse Ban on Friday night. The classes commence next Monday night and all who wish to avail of the classes are asked to be present on that night. All instruments associated with traditional music are taught at the classes. Beginners should be present at 7.30pm and more advanced grades will be taken thereafter. For further information on the classes phone 069/84039 any evening.

Step dancing classes will resume in a few weeks. Time and names are now being taken for traditional singing classes.

Many traditional music followers in the locality are looking forward to the appearance of champion concertina player, Noel Hill, in concert at Bruach na Carraige, Rockchapel this Friday night (8.30pm).

West Limerick set dancing club resumes its dancing season with a set Ceili at Abbeyfeale on Sunday, September 19 with music by Taylors Cross Ceili Band.

Traditional music classes are about to commence in many areas throughout the county in the coming weeks. These classes have done outstanding work in the promotion of the native Irish music. Most Comhaltas branches throughout the county provide music tuition and details can be got from your local craobh.

The Ardagh/Carrigkerry craobh will commence its season of classes at the hall, Ardagh this Saturday starting with beginners at 4pm.

Ireland’s most outstanding concertina player, Noel Hill will appear in concert in Rockchapel this Friday night. The venue is the new Teach Ceoil which is called ‘Bruach na Carraige” and the concert gets underway at 8.30pm. A capacity crowd is expected.

There is always considerable interest in the results of Fleadh Cheoil na nEireann. Last week the available results for County Limerick prizewinners were supplied. There has been quite a few requests since then to make the overall results available. This will be done over the coming weeks starting with Grupai Ceoil and Ceili Bands, duets and trios.

Com-rtos 25 Bu’on Cheoil Céil’/Céil’ Band Fé 12 – 1st Bannow CCE Céil’ Band, Bannow, Loch Garman. 2nd. CCE Barefield/Craobh na Coradh, Co. an Chláir. 3rd Gort na mBo CCE, Gort na mBo Co. Mhaigh Eo. 12-15: 1st Buion Cheoil Céil’, Crosskeys, Aointrom. 2nd Buion Cheoil Céil’, CCE, Cabhán, An Cabhán. 3rd Cairdeas Céil’ Band, c/o Brendan McCabe, Baile Atha Cliath. 15-18: 1st Maureen Glynn Memorial Band, Co. an Chláir. 2nd Cluain Tarbh Céil’ Band, CCE, Cluain Tarbh, Baile Atha Cliath. 3rd Ceolas Céil’ Band, CCE, Gortletteragh, Co. Liatroma. Snr.1st Táin Céil’ Band, CCE, Dún Dealgan Lú. 2nd Naomh Pádraig Céil’ Band CCE, Baile Atha Troim, Co. na Mi. 3rd The Bridge Céil’ Band, Co. Laois.

Com-rtas 26 Grúpa’ Cheoil/Instrumental Groups – Fé 12: 1st CCE, Tuar na Fola Co. Luimnigh. 2nd. Ceolt-ir- Bhaile an Daighin, CCE, Baile an Daighin, Co. Mhaigh E-. 3rd St Deirdres/Tradraighe, Co. an Chlair. 12-15: 1st St Wilfrids, CCE, St Wilfrids, Manchester. 2nd CCE, Craobh Naomh Mhichil, Co.Luimnigh. 3rd CCE, Barefield/Craobh na Coradh, Co. an Chláir. 15-18: 1st Baile Ui Chomin Grupa Ceoil, Baile Ui Choimin Co. Thiobraid Arann. 2nd Crotty-Dorn, Grúpa Ceoil, CCE Crotty-Doran, USA. 3rd Baile an Daighin Grúpa Ceoil, CCE Baile an Daighin, Co. Mhuigh E-. Snr: 1st Grúpa Ceoil, CCE, Ballydonoghue/Lisselton, Co. Chiarra’. 2nd Eamon O Muiri Grúpa Ceoil, CCE, Eamon O Muir’, Muineachán. 3rd Grúpa Ceoil CCE, Caisleán Ui Chonaill/Ahane Baile Iorbairt, Co. Luimnigh.

Comortas 23 Ceol Beirte/Duets Fé 12: 1st Ronan and Aoife N’ hUaithne, Baile an Daighin, Co. Mhaigh E-. 2nd Sean and Kevin O’Farrell, CCE, Craobh na Comaraigh, Co. Phort Láirge 3rd John Neville and Katie Lucey, CCE, Ballydonoghue/Lisselton, Co. Chairra’. 12-15: 1st Maebh Boyd and Edel Fox, CCE, Doora-Barefield, Co. an Chláir. 2nd Sinead Ni Ghormáin and Anne Marie Grogan, CCE, Cill Deagláin, Co. na Mi. 3rd Tyler Duncan and Jeremy Kittel, CCE, Crotty-Doran, USA. 15-18: 1st Loretto Moloney and Thomas Slattery, CCE, Baile Ui Choimin, Co. Thiobraid Arann. 2nd Padraig O’Neill & Donal Regan, CCE, Cluain Tarbh and Sean Treacy, Baile Atha Cliath. 3rd Aran Olwell and Brendan Callahan, CCE, O’Neill-Malcom USA. Snr: 1st Cathal and Catriona Ni Chlochasaigh, CCE, Caislean ui Ch/Ahane/B. Iorbairt, Co. Luimnigh. 2nd Fergal O’Neill and Maurice Egan, CCE, Cluain Tarbh, Baile Atha Cliath. 3rd Peadar O Dubhthaigh and Sean ac a Mhile, CCE, Coisdeibhe/C. a’Bharraigh, Co. Mhaigh E-.

Com-rtas 24 Ceol Trir/Trios Fé 12: 1st Muiris and Darach MacMathúna and Eanna O Cr-inin, CCE, Rath Cairn, Co. na M’. 2nd Ann Doyle, Patricia O’Grady and R-is’n Rabbit, CCE, St. Wilfrids, Manchester. 3rd Gráinne Ni Néill, Joseph Murray and Nicola Gillan, CCE, Loughbeg, Aontrom. 12-15: 1st Aine N’ Ghrugáin, Aine N’ Mheal-id and Sinéad N’ Ghormáin, CCE, Cill Deaglann, Co na M’. 2nd Ciara Brennan, Louise Moloney and Joe Doyle, CCE, Cumann na BPiobairi Uileann, B.A.C. 3rd Mairéad and Seán Graham and Seana Agnew, CCE, Portglenone, Co. Aontroma. 15-18: 1st Erin, Eimear and Daire McGeown, CCE, Clanbrasil, Ard Mhacha. 2nd Paidraig’n de Brun, Susan Conlon and Patrick O Buachalla, CCE, Moate, Iarmh’. 3rd Clive Earley, Ciara O’Sullivan and Claire Doohan, CCE, Doora-Barefield/St Cecilias, Co. an Chláir. Snr: 1st Tomas Keegan, Pat Bass and John Bass, CCE, Carraig Teabhra, Loch Garman. 2nd Cathal, Catriona and Mairin Ni Chlochasaigh, CCE Caislean Ui Ch/Ahane/B. Iorbairt, Luimnigh. 3rd Brendan O Neidhe, Cait Webster and Padraig O Domhnallain, CCE, Dun Dealgan, Lú.

G.A.A. News: County Coaching Initiative. The club were hosts to the first round of this intensive coaching which is aimed at nine and ten year olds. There were 60 children in attendance altogether, with 15 each from Monagea, Tournafulla, Kileedy. The coaching was carried out by four experienced coaches, namely, Brian Finn, Mary O’Connor, Stephen Mulcahy, Phil Foley, who took the participants through a specific program, aimed at developing the basic skills, and at the same time demonstrating to practising club coaches how the skills should be taught. The next round will take place on Saturday Sept 18 in Tournafulla.

Parish Tournament – In terms of the weather and the crowds who turned out to support the various teams on display, the club couldn’t have hoped for a better finale to the year. The day was thoroughly enjoyed by all who attended, with all the different teams playing in a sporting manner and providing great entertainment for everyone.

U/10’s Above the Road 5-0, Below the Road 4-3: The first team out were the U/10’s. Their were 29 players in all with the crowd above the road having a slight number advantage. The first half was very even with both defences very tight. It was 1-2 to 1-0 at half time with the boys from below having the advantage. In the second half the lead changed sides twice and had some great scores and a lot of frantic goal mouth clearances. In injury time the boys from below levelled and the draw was a fair result.

Panel Above the Road: Conor Roche, Patricia Flavin, Jamie Collins, Thomas Stack, Maurice Hartnett 1-0, Eamon Roche, Seamus Murphy, Anthony Flynn, Chloe Flavin, Paul Stack, Kevin Curtin, Timmy Kelly 1-0, Thomas Young 1-0, Leon Dore, Anthony Stack, Liam Flavin.

Panel Below the Road: Seanie Gaffney 1-0, James Riordan 2-2, John Riordan 0-1, Shane Carroll 1-0, Shane White, Mark Kelly, Gerard White, Debbie Larkin, Shane Cronin, Richard Gleeson, Nigel Dore, John Morrissey, Daniel Mulcahy.

U/12’s Above the Road 1-2, Below the Road 2-3. With smaller numbers on both sides, there was a lot more open space which meant more running for the players but they overcame the heat, and took some great scores. In the end the boys from below the road took the honours.

Panel Above the Road: Christy O’Shea 1-1, Joseph Dillane, M. Stack. Timmy Mulcahy, Kevin Lomasney, Seamus Murphy, Thomas Stack, Maurice Hartnett.

Panel Below the Road: Anthony Murphy, Timmy Conroy, N. McAuliffe, Seanie Gaffney, James Riordan, John Riordan, Shane Carroll, Vincent Dore.

U/16: Above the Road 3-5, Below the road 2-4.

The pace was quick all through, but the boys from above seemed more hungry, got to the ball first and notched up the scores. At half time they were 2-3 to 0-1 in front. The hurlers on the ditch volunteered their advice to the boys from below the road, and whatever was said, the second half saw a different team emerge and the battle was on, with the side line even more voiceful to drive their team on. Despite finishing strongly the boys from below couldn’t bridge the gap and relinquished the title for another year.

Panel: Above the Road: Pat (Hessler) O’Connor, Mark O’Donoghue, Gavin Hartnett, Christy O’Shea, Padraig Colm Mulcahy, Jessie Dore, Eoin King, Kevin Larkin.

Panel: Below the Road: Joseph Murphy, Mike Murphy, Timmy Conroy, Anthony Murphy, Anthony O’Donoghue, Brian McAuliffe, Dermot Scanlon, Colm McCarthy, Declan Quille.


THERE will be a meeting of the Development Association in the hall on Wednesday night at 9pm. It looks at this stage that they will have to raise £20,000 within the next few months to meet the costs of finishing the Heritage/Resource Centre. “A night at the dogs” is the likely option.

The winners in the members draw were: 1st Marie Roche, Knocknadiha; 2nd Sean Hartnett, Glenmore and 3rd Michael O’Sullivan, Dromroe. The next draw will be held on Wednesday, September 29.

On Friday Mrs Mary Murphy of Caherlevoy was laid to rest. Mary was a great neighbour. Along with her sister Ita they were great people of ‘roving’ i.e. calling into neighbours houses for a chat and a cup of tea. The house at Roches Cross was always open.

The intermediate team lost by two points to Granagh/Ballingarry at Feenagh on Sunday evening. Those on duty gave it their all, none more so than Pat Ahern who had an outstanding game in midfield. Tour lined out: Paul Keogh, James Wright (C), Gerard Moroney, Brian Ahern, Niall Curtin, Dan Horgan, Michael Brosnahan, Pat Ahern, Michael Nolan, Patie Sheehan (1-0), Sean O’Sullivan, Sean Ahern, Neil Curtin (0-3), Seamus O’Sullivan (0-5), Noel Horgan.

Eileen and David Lyons of the village have a new bouncing baby boy.

There will be a G.A.A. meeting in the clubhouse on Friday night at 9pm.