Moyvane Notes – 11th January 2016

There was no winner of last Thursday night’s Jackpot of €5,000 The winning numbers were 7   14   16  26. Lucky Dips: €100 Michael O’Connell, Ahalahana, Moyvane. €50 Liam Nolan, Speedy’s Bar, Moyvane, c/o Catherine Dore. €20 each Maurice Wallace, Glin, Co. Limerick. Ella & Ruby Farrell, Leitrim Middle, Moyvane. Bernie Walsh, Moyvane North. Mary Healy. Marcella Hannon, Ballygologue, Listowel, c/o Nora Fitz. FREE TICKETS: Brenda McMahon, Athea, Co. Limerick. John Quinn, New Houses, Moyvane. Mags Bowden-Lynch, Abbeyfeale, Co. Limerick. Mary Hennessy, Glin, Co. Limerick. Ellen Slemon, Feale Drive, Listowel. This Thursday night’s draw will be held at Bingo in the Marian Hall and the January Jackpot is €5,500.

Well done to Niamh Flaherty who won the Carlton Grade E National Championships 2015, Women’s Singles in December and her brother James Flaherty also who won the Carlton Grade E National Championship 2015 Men’s Singles the same weekend. Listowel Tournament Results: Division 1&2 Ladies Doubles winner Elaine Hudson, Mixed Winner James Flaherty. Masters Winner Amanda Carmody. Division 3 Mixed Runner Up Carmel Hudson. Division 4 Mixed Winner Jamie Elliott. Best of luck to the Divsion 3 Men’s and Ladies who are in the final of the Men’s and Ladies League sponsored by Speedy’s Bar Moyvane and also to the Division 4 Men in the final of the Men’s League sponsored by Agri Auto Parts, Listowel on Wednesday night in Presentation Hall Tralee at 8pm.
 The strength of Moyvane badminton was proven once again when Christopher O’Donoghue won the Connaught Open U-13 Boys Singles Championship last Sunday beating 2nd seed Matthew Cheung 21-19, 8-21, 21-17. Congratulations on winning this prestigious competition.

You know it’s very easy to lose sight of the local thing. We live here most, if not all of the time, and sometimes perhaps we need to go outside and look in to see and appreciate our own area. The strength of the community was proven in the recent sad funeral last week. Moyvane is blessed with many facilities that have been provided by people who give freely and willingly of their time. Con Brosnan Park, the GAA pitch was funded in the early seventies by Moyvane Carnival. Later, in the eighties, the Community Centre was built and paid for by Carnival funding. In the nineties the old Marian Hall was knocked and replaced by a new building that cost in the region of a quarter of a million. This was paid for by funds raised by the Blotto and Bingo and the debt finally cleared by the Moyvane 2000 draw. The hall is available to all organisations in the parish free of charge thanks to Moyvane Bingo and Blotto. In the naughties a committee was formed with the purpose of building a playground for the little people and in a short time they got on with it and look what we have now, the best playground in North Kerry and West Limerick and perhaps beyond, so the local thing does work and with the help of everyone our parish can be a better place.

The 5k in aid of Daniel, David and Tommy Stack to raise funds for their soccer power wheelchairs is up and running.  Starting this coming week there is an opportunity for more of us to get involved in this very worthy fundraiser.  Sponsorship cards are available from Noel Stack and Pat Fitzgerald.  A gathering at Murhur 8pm nightly where you will be guided on the specially mapped out route. Even if you are not involved walking or jogging, you may wish to give a donation.

It is with a heavy heart that we write this weeks Moyvane GAA Notes.  The shock and sadness we all felt on hearing of Paddy Curtins tragic accident before Christmas saw the GAA and Community as a whole gather together in prayer and hope for his recovery when the Club requested a Mass that saw a packed congregation gather in the Church of the Assumption on Monday, December 28th.  Paddy passed away on Tuesday, December 29th and on hearing this heartbreaking news dismay, despair and desolation spread rapidly through Moyvane. Paddy’s high standing in Moyvane, North Kerry and far beyond was evident by the thousands who travelled to pay their respect and share sympathy with his loving family both at his Removal and Requiem Mass.  We know that whatever grief we feel as a Club and Community is greatly multiplied for the Curtin Family, Dad John, Mom Eileen, Sisters Linda and Evelyn and Brother in Law Adrian.  We can only promise to give them every support needed during this difficult time and into the future.  Rest in Peace Paddy, we will miss you. Our Clubmate – Our Friend.
AGM: The AGM if Moyvane GAA has been postponed, details will follow.

Don’t forget. Presentation Convent & St Mchael’s College, Listowel are having a thirty year reunion for the class of ’86 on July 24, 2016 at Christy’s, The Square, Listowel. BBQ, drinks & music on the night. Contact on Facebook, “Presentation Listowel Alive & Kicking Catchup”


  • Wednesday, January 13 Anniversary Mass at 7.30pm for Johnny Gregg, Aughrim and deceased members of the Gregg Nd Hanrahan families.
  • Friday, January 15 First Anniversary Mass at 7.30pm for Kit Scanlon, Leitrim West and her husband, Johnny and son, Tom.
  • Saturday, January 16 Anniversary Mass for Bill Horan and deceased members of the Horan family, Aughrim.
  • Sunday, January 17 Anniversary Mass at 11.00am for Liam O’Connor, Inchamore


  • Anniversary Mass at 10.00am on Sunday, January 17 for Michelle Foley and her Grandad, Michael Keane.



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