Moyvane Notes – 14th April, 2001

MOYVANE/Knockanure Community Games U-13 girls basket ball will be held at the Community Centre, Listowel on Monday, April 16, at 10am. U-15 badminton will be held in Causeway on Wednesday April 18 at 7pm.

The Development Association has planted a number of trees around the village. The Association is very grateful to all those who contributed to last week’s Churchgate collection.

In the library, Castleisland, Moyvane defeated Killarney in the division five badminton league final. It promised to be a tough match as Killarney had the men’s doubles champion’s and Moyvane the mixed double’s champions. Every game was fiercely contested with two going to three sets. Carrie Fitzmaurice gave Moyvane the start they wished for with a straight sets win in the ladies singles, the men’s singles was a close three setter which went to Killarney. In the ladies doubles, Andrea Walsh and Eileen Roche had to battle but took it in two sets. The men’s doubles Gerard Fitzmaurice and Ian Sheehy came from behind in each set to win in two. Moyvane then only needed to win one of the three mixed, Eileen Roche and Ian Sheehy were first on, they lost the first set, in the second they were 10-5 down but fought back to 15-11 in the third, Moyvane got to match point 14-5 but Killarney narrowed the gap to 14-11 before Moyvane got the vital winning point for a 4-1 victory and the league title. It was a well deserved win and a just reward for their hard work and dedication across the winter season. The full team was Carrie Fitzmaurice, Eileen Roche, captain, Andrea Walsh, John McGrath, Ian Sheehy, Gerard Fitzmaurice, Padraig Kearney. Congratulations to them and their coach Ollie Conyard, and thanks to those who travelled to Castleisland to support them. They now go forward tot he Munster Inter-club league in U.L. on April 29.

The division four team played and defeated Killarney 4-3 last week in the first leg of the league semi-finals, the team was Jackie Normile, Siobhan O’Leary, Michelle Lynch, Liam O’Connor, Donnacha Moloney, John M. Mulvihill and Chris Normile.

At the Listowel invitation tournament on Tuesday night, Ian Sheehy won the division five and Michelle Lynch won division four on Thursday night, Jeanelle Griffin won division three and on Saturday in the over 45 ladies competition, Eileen Roche won and Betty Lane was finalist, in the men’s Pat Higgins was the winner.

John (John) Mulvihill was on the Institute of Technology Tralee team which won the All-Ireland Colleges final in Galway on Friday last.

GAA: Minors: Moyvane will play Currow, in Currow, on Friday April 13 at 7pm in the county league. All players have been asked to be at Brosnan’s Corner at 6pm sharp. They were defeated by Ballydonoghue last week after a very close game. Conditions were very difficult but it was a good game and they were unlucky in the end not to get a draw. Final score: Moyvane 2-5, Ballydonoghue 2-6.

Seniors: Moyvane played an exciting draw with Duagh on Saturday night last in the North Kerry league. It was a good tough game with scores hard to get. Moyvane finished well and in the end a draw was indeed a fair result. Final score Moyvane 0-9, Duagh 2-3.

Next Sunday Moyvane will play Skellig Rangers in Moyvane at 3pm. This is a very important game as to gain promotion it is vital to win home games. Skellig Rangers are a young and lively side and Moyvane will need to be at top form to get the points.

Juniors: Moyvane start their North Kerry league campaign this Thursday against Desmonds in Castleisland at 7pm. All junior players are asked to be in good time, that means in Castleisland at 6.45 sharp.

Under-14: Moyvane will play in the county league on Monday 16, in Moyvane at 7pm.

Under-16: Moyvane will play Beale in the North Kerry league on Wednesday night in Ballybunion at 7pm. All players have been asked to be at Brosnan’s corner at 6.15 sharp.

Blotto: The G.A.A. has got involved in the Blotto. Players and members are selling for it.