Moyvane Notes – 12th December, 2011

Marian Hall Blotto:
There was no winner of last Thursday night’s draw so the €5,500 Jackpot still stands. Numbers drawn were: 4   29   31   32. Lucky Dips: €100 Caoimhe & Aoife Lenihan, Knockreagh, Listowel. €50 Marian Chawke, Athea. €20 each: Betty Walsh, Greenville, Listowel. Con Noonan, Woodgrove, Moyvane. K. Costello, O’Connell’s Avenue, Listowel. Des King, Abbeyfeale. Jack Fennell, Dooncaha, Tarbert. Free Tickets: Maura Sheehan, Leitrim Middle. Rita Hannon, Willow Brook, Clieveragh, Listowel. Chloe Walsh, Clounbrane, Moyvane Village. Cait de Staic, Dromerin, Listowel. Next draw this Thursday night, Decmber 15 at Bingo in the Marian Hall. Only two more Bingo nights to Christmas so why not come along, there is plenty of money on offer plus raffle prizes. There will be no Bingo on Thursday, December 26th. 

Wind Farm Proposal:
SSE Renewables is hosting a Public Information Event in The Marian Hall, Moyvane, on Tuesday December 20th from 3.30pm to 7.30pm. The event is being hosted to outline details of the proposed wind farm at Toberatooreen, which will have the capacity to generate enough green energy to power approx 9,100 homes. SSE Renewables is preparing an Environmental Impact Analysis and Statement as well as the planning application for the proposal. Representatives from SSE Renewables will be available to provide information on the proposed wind farm and answer any queries related to it.

Moyvane GAA:

Minors: Well done to the Moyvane Minor team who overcame Asdee/Bally in Round 1 of the North Kerry Championship Division 2 played in Moyvane on Saturday last. Final score  Moyvane 1-11, Asdee/Bally 1-9.
AGM: The AGM of Moyvane GAA will be held in the Marian Hall on Friday, January 13th at 8pm.
Songs from the Boro:
On Friday, December 9tj a new CD “Songs from the Boro” was officially launched in the Marian Hall, Moyvane by Radio Kerry’s Weeshie Fogarty. This was an event that was well supported and nobody was disappointed  with the evening. Drinks were served followed by the inimitable Weeshie who really put his stamp on the evening. The format kept everybody interested with Weeshie introducing each of the items and playing a snippet of each. The CD is a compilation of Moyvane and Kerry GAA songs and poems. It kicks off with "The Boro & The Gleann" and finishes with the the song about Moyvane’s most famous dog, "Dainty Man". Many of the songs were written by Cormac O’Leary and Paddy Enright and there’s a Dan Keane recitation of course. An interesting part of the evening was the connection to Con Brosnan. Robert Stack, Ballybunion, son of Bob Stack, who partnered Con Brosnan at midfield for Kerry and Eddie Walsh, son of Jack Walsh, Craughdarrig also a member of that great Kerry team are also featured on the CD. Both Robert and Eddie were in Moyvane for the launch. Con, Bob and Jack Walsh won six All Ireland medals each. At the end of the evening food was served and there was plenty of chat and memories revisited. Congratulations to all who took part in the production, it’s a credit to all concerned. The CD costs €10 and proceeds from the sales will be donated to Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital Crumlin, a very worthy cause. You can buy your CD in the village from Brosnan’s Bar 068-49322, and Nolan’s Shop 068-49281, in Listowel from JK Sports and in Tralee from Stokers Lodge. This is a history of football in Moyvane and it is an ideal present for Moyvane people living abroad. 

Lotto: There was no winner of this week’s Jackpot of €4,200.  Numbers drawn were 1   6   8  17.  Lucky Dips of €40 each: Mary Moloney, Ballygologue Park, Johnny & Kerry, Galebridge, G. Galvin c/o Pat Scanlon, Joe & Aine, Mail Road Cross and Mary Corridan, Murhur.  Next weeks Jackpot is €4,400 and the draw will be held in Speedy’s Bar on Sunday, December 18th at 10pm.


Results from Newtownsandes Co-op Sponsored Moyvane Invitation Tournament which was held in Moyvane on Sunday. Division 5 Winners: Michelle Corridan, Moyvane and Krishina Bhandari, Annascaul,  21  21. Finalists: Linda Burke, Ballyheigue and William Quirke, Moyvane, 11  12. Division 4 Winners: Francine Collins, Moyvane and Jason Russell, County (Tralee)  23  21. Finalists: Mary L. O’Brien, Sneem/Iveragh and Kevin Kennelly, Moyvane, 21  15. Division 3 winners: Michelle Kearney, Listowel and Donnacha Moloney, Moyvane, 21  21.Finalists: Kathleen Gilbride, Ballyheigue and Patrick Corridan, County, 10   7. Division 2 Winners: Brid Murphy, Castleisland and Timmy Duggan, Moyvane, 21  21. Finalists: Catherine Murphy, Kingdom and Samuel Lecraisse, Killarney, 11  13. Our thanks to our faithful sponsors Newtownsandes Co-op for their continued support also to Dawn dairies, Paddy Lynch, Marie Nolan, Corridans Garage, Chris McCarthy, Glamour Listowel, Margaret O’Donnell, Tarbert, and anyone else who donated raffle prizes and all who helped on the day to make for a very successful well run tournament.

Kerry Turfcutters:
Kerry Turfcutters & Contractors Association will hold a meeting in The Three Mermaids, Listowel on this Thursday night, December 15th at 8pm. You are all welcome and it is in your interest to attend. 


  • Weds. 14th, Moyvane, 9.15am – Private Intention
  • Thurs. 15th, Moyvane, 7.30pm – Private Intention
  • Fri. 16th, Moyvane, 9.15am – William Collins & deceased members of the Collins family
  • Sat. 17th, Moyvane, 7.30pm – Pat Joe Mullane
  • Sun. 18th, Knockanure, 10am – PJ Nolan, Kilmeaney, Kilmorna
  • Sun. 18th, Moyvane, 11am
Death: The death of Dr. Jim Brosnan took place in Dingle recently. A native of Moyvane and son of the late Con Brosnan, holder of six All Ireland medals, Jim also played for Kerry and won three All Ireland medals in 1953, 1955 & 1959. Like his father before him he trained Kerry teams and the Kerry minors under his care won back to back All Irelands in 1962 and 1963. He served Kerry well on the pitch and went on to do likewise in the boardroom where he held the position of County Chairman for several years. His service to the GAA was recognised at a special function in the Dingle Skellig Hotel in February 2010, shortly after his eightieth birthday, where Tom Long described him as "a jewel in the crown of Kerry football." He is survived by his wife Kitty, sons Dr. Conor, Barry and Sean and his brother Jerry. May he rest in peace.