Moyvane Notes – 13th February, 2009

Moyvane Post Office:
By now you probably all know that Bridie Sheehan is retiring as Postmistress. She has asked me to thank all of you from Moyvane/Knockanure and surrounding areas for your support over the past 21 years and she would like to wish whoever takes over the business every success in the future. Bridie has provided an unbroken service in this parish during her tenure and before that, with her husband, the late Dick Sheehan for an incredible 41 years. She is a quiet, unassuming lady who got on with her business and provided a service that is sadly missing in so many villages now. With post offices closing right, left and centre it is vital that we support our local office. We, the consumers have contributed to the closure of many rural post offices by paying our bills by direct debit, having children’s allowance and pensions paid directly into banks, which we were encouraged to do, and look where the banks have landed us! It is time for all of us to rethink the situation and support our local businesses. We, in Moyvane can count ourselves lucky to have a creamery, post office and shops that are all successful and draw customers from the surrounding parishes. Let’s keep it that way, it’s a case of use it or lose it. To Bridie, on behalf of all of us who live in the postal area may I say, thank you for your service and may you have a long and very happy retirement.

Moyvane National School:
Anyone who wishes to enrol children for the school year 2009/2010 may collect admission forms at the school from Monday, February 9th.

Marian Hall Blotto:
There was no winner of last week’s Jackpot. The numbers drawn were 1   3   31   32. Lucky Dips: €100 Gus Healy, Listowel. €50 John Joe Wynne, Ballyduff. €20 each: Siobhan Hanrahan, Lower Aughrim. Eamon & Katie Scannell, Upper Aughrim. John McDaid, Listowel. John Diggins, Tarbert. Seamus Mulvihill, c/o Marie Lynch, Woodgrove. Free Tickets: Eileen & Peig, Ballybunion. Holly & Alex Saccard, Moyvane. Martin Kennelly, Leitrim East. Lizzie Murphy, c/o Nora Fitz. Con Kennelly, Shanaway. This week’s draw will be held at Bingo in the Marian Hall and the jackpot will be €8,000.

Moyvane GAA:
Seniors: Moyvane seniors got off the a great start in Division 1 of the North Kerry League on Sunday last beating Finuge on a scoreline of Moyvane 1-12, Finuge 0-8.  Moyvane Team and Scorers: Chris Foley, Eoin Flaherty, Diarmuid Leahy, Timmy Kennelly, Aidan Keane, Kieran Stack, Conor Flynn, Mike O’Connor, Seanie Lynch, Damien Flynn, Bryan Stack (1-3), John Jack Mulvihill (0-1), D.J Keane, Paddy Curtin (0-6), Jackie Mulvihill (0-2).  Subs: Niall Mulvihill for Bryan Stack, Mike Woods for D.J Keane.
Minors: Unfortunately the minors were beaten by Asdee/Ballylongford in the Division 2 North Kerry Championship Final in Ballybunion on Saturday last on a scoreline of Moyvane 0-6, Asdee/Ballylongford 1-9.
Membership: Don’t forget club membership is now available at €40 for players and €20 for non players.  Membership fees can be paid to committee members.
GAA Lotto: There was no winner of this weeks draw.  Numbers drawn were 3, 11, 15, 22.  Lucky Dips €40 each: Anthony O’Connor, Loughill. Tom Holly, Endessa, Tarbert. Mary Moloney, Ballygologue Park, Listowel. John Collins, Glin Road and Val Fielding c/o James Fitzgerald, Barragougeen.  Next weeks Jackpot is €3,600 and the draw will be held in Enright’s Bar on Sunday, February 15th at 10pm.
Coiste na nOg: The Church Gate Collection for Moyvane Coiste na nOg will be held on Saturday February 21st and Sunday 22nd. Registration for u8, u10, u12, u14 and u16 will be held in the dressing rooms on Sunday, February 22nd at 12 noon.  Registration fee is €10 per child and €20 per family.  New players are welcome.

The chiropodist will attend The Marian Hall on next Saturday, February 14th from 2.45pm. For appointment call Eileen Quinn at 49472.

North Kerry Eagles:
Special Olympics are hosting an Inter Club Fun Day in Tarbert Comprenhesive School Gym on next Saturday, February 14th. The following clubs will attend, The Kerry Stars, Killarney, Tralee Together, Laochna Oilean Chiarrai, Castleisland and of course North Kerry Eagles. Good Luck to all the local athletes and a big welcome to all visiting athletes.

Work Access Ltd:
Do you have a disability? Would you like help and support in gaining and maintaining employment? Please contact Michelle Barrett at Work Access Ltd., First Floor, Pillar House, Little Ellen Street, Limerick. Tel. 061 493095. Email [email protected]

Tarbert Comprehensive Adult Education:
Frank Moynihan cookery course will commence on Thursday February 26th from 8 to 10pm and will run for six weeks. There are still vacancies. Contact 068 36105.

St. Michael’s College, Listowel:
St. Michael’s College are holding an Open/Enrolment night on this Wednesday, February 11th from 7.30pm to 9pm. On the night you will meet staff and students and view the excellent modern facilities available. To celebrate 130 years of education, Dr. Henry Lyons, Chairman of the Board of Management will launch a new scholarship scheme for incoming first years and a new dedicated website for St. Michael’s College. First year assessment will take place on Saturday, February 28th. All are welcome to attend from 7.20pm to 9pm. St Michael’s is proud of its past and is prepared for its future.

  • Weds. 11th, Moyvane, 9.15am – For the people of the parish
  • Thurs. 12th, Moyvane, 7.30pm – Johnny Culhane and deceased members of the Culhane family
  • Fri. 13th, Moyvane, 7.30pm – Ellen, Patrick & Pascal Walsh
  • Sat. 14th, Moyvane, 7.30pm – Dick Sheehan
  • Sun. 15th, Knockanure, 10am – Dan O’Connor, Moyvane
  • Sun. 15th, Moyvane, 11am – Jack & Mary Guiney and their sons, Willie, Jim & John
Sympathy is extended to the following families:
The family of Eileen O’Connor, sister of Mary Keane who died just five weeks ago. She is survived by her nieces, Ita & Bridgie, nephew Timmy grandnephew, Jonathon and grandniece, Louise.
Noreen Mullane, Lower Athea, formerly McEnery of Tubbertoureen. She is survived by her sons, daughters, brother Denny and sister Hannah. May they rest in peace.