Moyvane Notes – 18th January, 2003

LAST week was one of the saddest weeks in the locality with the tragic deaths of three young men in a road accident. James Culhane, Leitrim Middle, was 30. His remains were removed to Moyvane Church last Wednesday. He was buried in Ahavoher Cemetery following Requiem Mass on Thursday last. He is survived by his parents Mossie and Mary, daughter Sabina, sisters Elizabeth and Caroline, brothers-in-law John and Rabih, nephew Matthew, niece Danielle, uncles, aunts, cousins, neighbours, relatives and friends.

The parish also mourns the death of Patrick Galvin, Leitrim East who was 34. His remains were removed to Moyvane Church on Thursday last. He was buried in Ahavoher cemetery following Requiem Mass on Friday last. He is survived by his mother Eileen, brothers, John, Tom, Gerry, Eddie and Mike, nephews, nieces, uncles, aunts, sisters-in-law, cousins, relatives, neighbours and friends.

Christy O’Connor, Coolnalaught, Listowel, aged 25, also died in the same road accident. His mother Margaret (nee Brandon) comes originally from Lower Aughrim.

Best wishes to Tara Mulvihill who will be representing her parish and county in the Munster final of Sc-r which will take place in Templemore, Co. Tipperary on Sunday next at 2.30pm.

Best wishes to John Behan, Aughrim who will retire from the Garda’ after 30 years of service on January 23. A native of Doonbeg, Co. Clare, John served in Cork and Dublin before coming to Moyvane in November 1978 where he remained for 20 years. He was attached to Listowel Garda Station for the last few years. Wishing him many years of health and happiness in his retirement.

A reminder to all gun licence holders that payment of licences is over-due. People are asked to attend to this immediately.

The Garda Station will be opened for this purpose this Thursday between 7pm and 9pm.

Moyvane minors were defeated by Ballydonoghue in the semi-final of the North Kerry championship on Saturday last in Ballybunion. While we were short a few regulars our lads still played well but on the day the Ballydonoghue lads were much stronger and took their scoring chances very well. That finishes our football year so while we did not win any of the trophies on offer we still had a good year and competed well.

A presentation to our under-12 will take place on Friday night January 24 in the Marian Hall at 8pm. More details next week.

Moyvane Senior Badminton club hosted their annual invitation tournament which was sponsored by Newtownsandes Co. Op in the Community Centre last Sunday. Results as follows: Division Two: Winners of the Mail Rd. Cross perpetual trophy Carmel Hudson and Anthony Barrett, Listowel. Runner-up Brid Ahern and Tom McElligott, Listowel.

Division three: The Eileen Mulvihill Memorial Shield. Winners Marie O’Connor, County and Ml. O’Connor, Moyvane. Runner-up Betty Lane, Moyvane and Dermot Lucey, Caherciveen.

Division Four: Tom and Eileen Roche Trophy. Winners Linda Flynn, Listowel and Alan Kearney, Moyvane. Runner-up Michelle Lynch, Moyvane and Patrick Reidy, County.

Division Five: Betty and Sean O’Connor Trophy. Winners Mary O’Brien, Kenmare and Liam Houlihan, Listowel. Runner-up Mary B. McCarthy, County and J. Dunn, Kenmare.

Raffle winners: Mary O’Brien, Kenmare, Johnny O’Connell, Kingdom and Maurice Guiney, Listowel.

Our thanks to main sponsors Newtownsandes Co. Op for trophies and also thanks to Paddy Lynch, Dawn Dairies, Holly’s Foodstore, Corridan’s Garage, all who travelled from other clubs to compete and our own club members for organising the tournament.

The division three mixed league team defeated Listowel. The team was Marguerite Lynch, Nora Conyard, Jeanelle Griffin, Betty Lane, Ml. O’Connor, John Mulvihill, Tommy Barry and Ml. Corridan.

The division four team defeated Kingdom 5-2. The team were Rita Nolan, Michelle Lynch, Eileen Roche, Alan Kearney, Sam Sheehy and Timmy Duggan.

The death took place recently of John (Johnny) Gregg, Lower Aughrim. He was in his early eighties. His remains were removed to Moyvane Church on Saturday last. He was buried in Kilfergus cemetery following Requiem Mass on Sunday last. He is survived by his daughter, relatives, neighbours and friends.

The death took place of Sheila Broderick (nee Stokes), Coolnaleen, Listowel and late of Gortdromagowna, Knockanure. Sympathy is extended to the bereaved families.