Moyvane Notes – 21st December, 2009

Marian Hall Blotto:
There was no winner of the Jackpot last Thursday night. The numbers drawn were 2   6   7   19. Lucky Dips: €100 Anne Scanlon, Tarmons West. €50 James Shanahan, Kilbaha. €20 each: Tim Murphy, Templeglantine. Peg Carey, Listowel. Dutch Doherty, Newcastlewest. Caroline Saccard, Moyvane. Eileen Canty, Lahesraugh, Ballybunion. Free Tickets: Ann & Deirdre Mulvihill, Barragougeen. B.J. & Alice O’Connor, Inchamore. Mike O’Connor, c/o Margaret. Josie Sugrue, O’Connell’s Avenue, Listowel. Francis Thornton, Kilbaha & Washington. On behalf of the committee of the Marian Hall I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support during 2009. To those who travel to Bingo from outside the parish a special word of thanks. Your support is much appreciated. May I wish you all a wonderful Christmas and a very Happy New Year.

Knockanure Community Centre:
The collectors wish to thank everyone who supported the Flood Victims Collection, which amounted to €1,589.13. The first Children’s Concert was a huge success thanks to Mrs. Julianne Donegan, Mrs. Breda Kiely, school staff, Mrs. Finucane & Tara. The children were a credit to all concerned. Thank you to everyone who donated spot prizes and to all who supported the Concert on the night. Over 70 people enjoyed the Christmas Social Day for the active retired. Thank you for your support every month. To all who gave sponsorship and donated spot prizes, Thank You. Merry Christmas and Good Health in 2010.  

North Kerry Eagles:
A Group of Wren Boys from Athea and North Kerry, all fine musicians will be gathering in Moyvane at 11am on St. Stephen’s Day to set  out from there and  bring a bit of Good Cheer & Merriment to the Christmas Season and at the same time to do fundraising for the North Kerry Eagles Special Olympics Club. One of the athletes in the North Kerry Eagles Special Olympics Club, Sinead Joy, has been chosen as a sub in Athletics for the Munster Special Olympics Region. As Sinead will be undergoing the exact same squad training sessions as the other chosen athletes in Athletics, there will be costs involved which will have to be met by the Club. Each affiliated Club has to raise funds locally to defray these costs. If anyone is interested in joining us on the Wren Boy outing around North Kerry and Athea, please notify Michael Windle at 068 49102 or Kathleen Faley at 068 43393 or 087 6827072.

Moyvane Senior Badminton:
The Club’s 24th Annual Invitation Tournament was held on Sunday December 13th.This was again very generously sponsored by Newtownsandes Co-op to whom we are extremely grateful. Eight hours of highly competitive Badminton brought the following results. The Division 5, Sean and Betty O’Connor trophy was won by Olive Keane, Moyvane and Padraig McCarthy, Killarney, 21-18, 21-19. Finalists were Linda Burke, Ballyheigue and Timmy Hanrahan, Moyvane. The Division 4, Eileen and Tom Roche trophy was won by Billy Lynch, Moyvane and Marie Murphy, County. 12-21, 23-21, 21-19.  Finalists were Elaine Hudson, Moyvane and Mark Clear, County. Divsion 3, Eileen Mulvihill Memorial Trophy was won by Kathleen Gilbride, Ballyheigue and Donnacha Moloney, Moyvane, 21-23, 21-19, 21-12. Finalists were Carmel Hudson, Moyvane and Eoin Gibbons, Listowel. Division 2, Mail Road Cross Garden Centre trophy was won by Fiona O’Neill, County and Paudie Horan, Killarney 120pts-116pts. Finalists were Catherine Murphy, Kingdom and Ainish Varughsee, County. As well as our main sponsors, Newtownsandes Co-op we we would also thank the following for their support; Holly’s Gala, Marie Nolan, Brosnan’s Bar, Liam Nolan (Speedy’s Bar), Ml. Corridan, The Anchor Bar, Tarbert, Listowel Credit Union, Moyvane GAA, Marian Hall Committee, Margaret O’Donnell, Hairdresser, Tarbert, Carolanne Warrilow, Paddy Lynch, Dawn Dairies, Tina Walcott, caretaker and anyone else who helped in any way to make the day such a success and of course the players who travelled from all over the County.
Leagues: The Ladies and Mens Leagues have reached the finals and both the Division 3 Ladies and Men have qualified for the finals to be played in January. Recent match’s saw Division 4 men defeat County 5-1, and Listowel 5-1. The team for both was Christopher McCarthy, Billy Lynch, Edward Stack and Padraig Kearney. Division 3 Ladies travelled to Kenmare and defeated the home team 5-1. The  team was Carmel Hudson, Carolanne Warrilow, Elaine Hudson and Margaret O’Donnell. The Division 3 men defeated Listowel on Aces. The team was Donie Enright, Donnacha Moloney, James Sheehan and Ml. Corridan. Happy Christmas everyone.

Moyvane GAA:
AGM: The Moyvane GAA AGM will be held in the Marian Hall on Friday, January 8th. Closing date for Executive Officer nominations is Friday, January 1st. All nominations should be sent to the secretary, Micheal Walsh (087-9817883).

Vodafone: With Vodafone you can now help to support your club at no extra cost to your phone bill.  All Vodafone Ireland customers can sign up to Vodafone Support Your GAA Club and hey will donate 5% of your Pay Monthly bill or Top Up to the local GAA club – At No Extra Cost to the customer.  Anyone interested in signing up for this offer can contact any member of the Club Committee for more details or simply go online and sign up at

Christmas ceremonies begin on Christmas Eve, Thursday December 24th with the vigil mass in Knockanure at 7.30pm and in Moyvane at 9pm. On Friday, Christmas Day Mass will be offered in Knockanure at 10am and in Moyvane at 11am. There will be carol singing before the 11am mass in Moyvane, beginning at 10.30am sharp.
  • Sat. 26th, Moyvane, 7.30pm – Denis & Nora Hanrahan and deceased members of the Hanrahan family, Leitrim West
  • Sun. 27th, Knockanure, 10am – Jack Goulding
  • Sun. 27th, Moyvane, 11am – Maureen McSkane, at the request of Peggy Sheehan
Months Mind Mass:
Months Mind Mass for Mark Flaherty, Ballyguiltenane will be celebrated in The Church of the Assumption, Moyvane on Tuesday, December 29th at 7.30pm. This is also an anniversary mass for his grandfather, Con Flaherty, Tubbertoureen.