Moyvane Notes – 14th February, 2004

Due to the new rule introduced by the County Board all membership has to be paid to the Branch Secretary not later than Friday, February 20. It is vital for anyone takeing part in the Feile Cheoils to become members. New members are also needed if the branch is to continue.

James Flavin and Martin Sheehy have been playing for Athea United under-12 soccer team who beat Glin and in which James Flavin was named Man of the Match.

Is Moyvane village facing a population explosion over the next number of years. There are 42 houses being built in Lower Main Street by a Cork Developer. A further 10 houses are to be built in the village on the Glin road by a Tarbert business man.

The A.G.M. of the Moyvane G.A.A. club will take place this Friday at 8.00pm. in the Marian Hall. Members are asked to note the new date and all are welcome.

Moyvane Seniors had a great win over Ballyduff in the first round of the North Kerry leaegue on Sunday. Played in perfect conditions in Ballyduff Moyvane were much sharper and took their scores very well. By half-time they led by 1-5 to 0-3, the goal scored by Cathal O’Connor. In the second half Ballyduff staged a recovery and got back to within a couple of points but Moyvane pulled away in the final quarter and ran out comfortable winners on a score of 6-9 to 1-9. This Sunday Moyvane play Tarbert in Tarbert at the early time of 12 o’clock in round 2 of the league. All players are asked to make sure they have themselves properly covered by paying their membership in time.


Two teams of Transition Year students at Scoil Mhuire agus Ide, Newcastle West have been working hard since Christmas preparing to take part in the ‘Form and Fusion’ competition in Cork City Hall. The challenge facing the students was to design, make and model a costume, based on any theme of their choosing, from any weird, wonderful or waste material. As if that was not enough they also had to find a way to impress the judges with a two-minute performance set to a piece of music of their own choice.

Sharon Sexton, Edwina Mullane, Valerie Cremin, Marian O’Connell, Katie Murray, Caoimhe Maguire, Donal Egan and Eamon Lane, have based their ideas around the theme of teenage drinking and peer pressure. First they collected bottle caps, beer mats and can rings. The costume was then designed using these materials. The result was a skirt made of beer mats and a bodice made of bottle caps and a top hat made of beer mats.

Marian Sugrue, Kathy Anne Keane, Eoin Dillane, Christopher Berkery, Roisin McCormack, Shauna Gardiner and Darragh O’Brien chose Mother Nature and Modern Technology as their theme. They designed three costumes, a main one backed up by two dancers. The main costume is Mother Nature, made from old bed sheets, wire and tights which were used to make butterflies. The dancers, represent modern technology with their elegant dresses made from floppy discs.

Red Cross First Aid cadets, from Newcastle West and surrounding areas, displayed their skills at Cardio Pulmonary Resusitation (CPR) at the Square last Saturday last. They worked for 2 hours continuously to raise sponsorship for a minibus to transport them to Red Cross events. The young girls and boys aged between 13 and 16 have been learning First Aid together in the Parish Hall on Tuesdays under the direction of Arthur Nagle, Ursula O’Brien and Michael O’Donoghue.

Meadhbh Nash, Churchtown, Newcastle West, as captain of Limerick Ladies Gaelic Football Junior Team, was in Croke Park last week for the launch of the Suzuki Ladies National Football League, by An Taoiseach, Bertie Ahern.

Carmel MacDomhnaill, Gortboy, Newcastle West and West Limerick Athletic Club, won three National medals at the Indoor Veteran Championships in Nenagh. Carmel won the silver medal in both the 400m and the 1200m and bronze in the 800m. Another club member, John Butler, took silver in the men’s 400m.

The Friends of St. Ita’s Community Hospital, Newcastle West, are very pleased with their fundraising campaign which now stands at €54,000.

Castleside Macra na Feirme has invited anyone interested in joining the club to contact Ger on 087 2882830. The club will send a team to the Raheen Macra table quiz on Monday 16th February in the Unicorn in Limerick.

Newcastle West Active Retirement Group met in the Parish Hall, Newcastle West and forty men and women attended. Anne Costello of the Heart Health Team and Deirdre Barrett of West Limerick Community Development Project facilitated the meeting. The group is in the process of organizing itself and part of that process is deciding how the Group should be run, what the members will do and where they will do it. Following a ‘brainstorming’ session, the group came up a large range of activities. Many of the members have talents that they are willing to share with others, for example some people have musical skills, others dancing and card playing experience.

This week members took part in a training session on Committee Skills and roles of committee members. Since it is intended that committee responsibilities will rotate regularly, everyone was invited to take part in the training in order to be prepared to take on a role in the Group.