Moyvane Notes – 12th December, 2011

Marian Hall Blotto:
Do you know that the Blotto has now been running for seventeen years? The first draw was on Thursday, December 1st 1994. Thank you all for your support over the years. With the Blotto and Bingo the Marian Hall has been built, paid for and maintained. The Marian Hall is also celebrating it’s fourteenth birthday on December 11. Nobody got the Blotto right last Thursday night so the €5,500 Jackpot still stands. Numbers drawn were: 14   15   16   29. Lucky Dips: €100 Enda Gildea, Tarbert. €50 Tommy Moloney, Leitrim €20 each: Betty Murphy, Athea. M. O’Sullivan, c/o Lyons, Derry. Noreen Lynch, Woodgrove. Breda Brosnan, Woodgrove. Eileen Enright, Lyreacrompane. Free Tickets: Betty & John Murphy, Athea. John Kissane, Tarbert. Keith Moore, Sandhill Park, Ballybunion. Mad Maggie, Ballybunion. Pat Mahon Tarmons Cross. Next draw this Thursday night, Decmber 8th at Bingo in the Marian Hall. Don’t forget Bingo with raffles from now to Christmas with lots of hampers and Christmas goodies on offer.

Murhur National School Concert:
Murhur National School presents a Nativity/Variety Concert in the Marian Hall on Friday, December 16th at 7.30pm sharp. Stars of the show are the pupils of the school. Admission is FREE but donations, if desired, on the night in aid of the school. Spot prizes galore. Your support would be greatly appreciated.

ICMSA are hosting a Pig on the Spit at 7.00pm followed by Public Meeting at 9.00pm on Tuesday, December 13th in the Marian Hall. The meeting will be addressed by Jackie Cahill, President ICMSA. Topics for discussion, future of single farm payment, milk production post quotas and beef issues. If you are farming it is in your interest to attend this meeting, it is about your business. All farm families are welcome and there is no charge for the Pig on Spit. Donations to charity at your discretion.

Septic Tanks Charge – A Tax on Rural People:
A Public Meeting and Information Evening will take place on this Friday, December 9th at 8.30pm in The Listowel Arms Hotel. The meeting  will discuss the implications of the Government’s decision to impose a €50 registration charge and potential fines of €5,000 on people who own septic tanks.  All welcome.

Juvenile GAA:
U16 team 2012, session two on in the dressing rooms at 7.30pm on Wednesday, December 7th. This session is for both mentors and trainers. Please attend.

Senior Badminton:
Recent match results: Division 4 men defeated County (Tralee) 6-0. Team was Myles Kearney, Christopher McCarthy, Timmy Hanrahan and Padraig Kearney.
Division 3 Ladies defeated Killarney 4-2 at home and  5-1 away. The team was Carmel Hudson, Jeanelle Griffin, Nora Conyard, Saorcha Fitzgerald, Marion Hanrahan and Nora Conyard. In Killarney on Sunday, Carmel Hudson won the Division 3 shield and Mike Ryan won the Division 5 plate. The Newtownsandes Co-op sponsored Invitation Tournament will be held in The Community Centre on Sunday next. Division 5 starting at 12 noon, Division 4 at 2.30pm, Division 4 at 4pm and Division 2 at 6pm.

ICA Christmas Night Out:
The ICA will have a Christmas night out on Sunday, December 11th in Ballygarry House Hotel, Tralee. Mulled wine reception, 4 course meal, music/dancing and spot prizes all for €35 including bus. Name and money to Anna Fogarty on or before Tuesday 6th December. Contact number for Anna is 49935.

ICA Family Fun Day:
THE ICA FAMILY FUN DAY which took place on Sunday 27th November was a great success. Prize Winners on the draw card were as follows:  First Prize – Giant Hamper -Sponsored by Newtownsands Co-Op was won by Eamon Lally, Ahalahana. Second Prize – Turkey – Sponsored by Tom and Eileen Roche, The Village Grill, was won by Marie Walsh, Aughrim. Third Prize – Ham – Sponsored by Holly’s Gala, was won by Liam Roche and Siobhan Delaney, Ahalahana. Fourth Prize – Home Made Christmas Cake Sponsored by Esther Foley, was won by Catherine Hannon, Woodgrove. Guess the Name of the Teddy – won by Sean Slemon, Ahalahana. Guess the Number of Sweets in the Jar won by Leah Slemon, Ahalahana.

Knockanure GAA Lotto:
Congratulations to Gabriel Fitzpatrick of Kilquane, Rathkeale, Co. Limerick who won the long running Jackpot of €11,200 on Friday, December 2nd. Numbers  drawn were 11   12   30   32. Bar Prize: Joe Enright.

A  presentation on behalf of the people of Knockanure will be made to retired Sgt. Mike Sheehy in the Community Centre Knockanure on December 15th at 8pm. Everybody welcome.

Scoil Chorp Chriost, Knockanure:
The school is collecting Lee Strand milk tokens. Please collect these tokens on the milk cartons and give them to children attending the school or alternatively drop them into the school Looking forward to a good response!

Annual Christmas Meal:
The annual Christmas meal for the Active Retired will be held at Knockanure Community Centre on Monday December 12th. Mass will take place at 12 o’clock sharp. Come and enjoy a great meal followed by music and dance. Anyone wishing to attend please ring Mary on 068 49799.

Variety Show:
A Variety Show will take place in Knockanure Community Centre on Friday December 16th at 8pm sharp. ‘The Night Before Christmas’ will be performed by students of Scoil Chorp Chriost Knockanure, followed by a host of top local entertainers. A night not to be missed. Admission Adults €5 and Children FREE. Raffle on the night. Proceeds on the night will go to Scoil Chorp Chriost Knockanure and Knockanure Community Centre.

  • Weds. 7th, Moyvane, 7.30pm – Maureen Foley & deceased members of the Foley family
  • Thurs. 8th is the Feast of the Immaculate Conception & a Holy Day of Obligation. Masses are as Sunday with Mass in Knokcnaure at 10am for Tom Relihan & Mass in Moyvane at 11am  is for a Private Intention
  • Fri. 9th, 7.30pm – Ollie Leahy
  • Sat. 10th, Moyvane, 7.30pm – Matthew & Bridget Quinn
  • Sun. 11th, Knockanure, 10am – Jack Goulding
  • Sun. 12th, Moyvane, 11am – Patrick Scanlon


Last week we lost one of our more senior citizens on the death of Kit Fitzmaurice nee McEnery of Leitrim Middle at the age of 88. She was wife of the late Edward Fitzmaurice who predeceased her by 22 years almost to the day. A very resilient lady, she was a great reader and had an unreal interest in sport, she watched Gaelic Football, Hurling, Rugby, Soccer and any sport on TV right up to her death. Moyvane’s defeat by Tarbert in the North Kerry Championship was a huge disappointment to her! She raised a big family, ten in all, on a small farm, as did many people in that era. The deaths of her grandson, Hughie, at the age of 19 in 2000 and her daughter Bridie in 2009 left a huge gap in her life. She is survived by her daughters, Christina & Ann sons Sean, Brendan, Micheal, Eamon, James, Jody & Jerry many grandchildren and great grandchildren. May she rest in peace.
Dr. Jim Brosnan died this week in Dingle. 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.