Moyvane Notes – 24th February, 2001

THE blotto jackpot has been won. Willie Cregan, Kinard, Glin, had a big pay-day last Thursday when he picked the winning combination of 5, 12, 22, 28 and scooped the £4,900 Jackpot. That is the third big prize won by a Glin resident in the last year. Joe Martin won a Toyota Yaris and Mai Daly won an Opel Corsa in Moyvane 2000. There were three winners of the Match Three prize and they won £35 each. They were Iain Kennelly, Leitrim Middle, Moyvane; Denis McCarthy, Kilbaha, Moyvane and Margaret Geraghty, 37 Feale Drive, Listowel. Lucky dips £10 each went to Nuala Ahern, Leitrim Middle, Moyvane; Ann Flaherty, Lenamore, Ballylongford; Moss Kelliher, Lartigue Village, Listowel; Pat O’Sullivan, Tarmons West and Jonathan Hartnett, Woodfield, Dromcollogher, Co. Limerick. Free tickets for next draw: Paul McElligott, c/o Ned Stack, Moyvane South, Moyvane; Margaret Geraghty, 37 Feale Drive, Listowel; Pat O’Sullivan, Tarmons West; John Wallace, Tullyleague Cross, Glin and Michael O’Sullivan, Moyvane Village. The jackpot begins again, this Thursday night, at £1,000 and, as usual, the draw will be held at Bingo in The Marian Hall.

The death has occurred recently of Eileen Cleary (nee Quinn), New Jersey and late of Leitrim West.

The AGM of Moyvane/Galey Trout Anglers will be held next Monday at the Community Centre, 9 p.m. A full attendance of members will decide on plans for the current year and the election of officers etc.

Another good weekend for the Badminton club: Ian Sheehy Division 5 and Betty Lane Division 3 were winners in their divisions and John Mulvihill Division 2. Runners up at the County Invitation Tournament in Tralee.

Former club member Karen Kennelly who now plays with Carrigaline, Co. Cork, was on their team which won the B.U.I. All Ireland Junior Clubs competition in Galway recently.

The Moyvane GAA social was held in the Lanterns. It was a very enjoyable night where all were treated to a fine meal. Chairman Paddy Mulvihill welcomed everybody and wished all involved in the club a very enjoyable and successful year. A presentation was made to Denis O’Connor for his tremendous contribution to the club especially as chairman during the last five years. Sean Shine and Michael O’Sullivan also received presentations as a token for their commitment during the last number of years. Special guests Darragh O’Cinnede presented medals to the winning junior and senior teams and later was the recipient of a momento presented by president Gerry Brosnan. All in all, the social was a great success and fully enjoyed by everybody.

Moyavne Bord na nOg held it’s AGM on Saturday night. The attendance was small but it got through the business of the night. While they did not win any trophies, last year, all the teams competed well and had a very enjoyable time. All are looking forward to the coming year with great hopes and with a little luck, they might be able to make a breakthrough. Officers elected for the coming year are: Chairman, Thomas Keane; Secretary Michael Walsh; Coaches U-10 Tim Joe Sheehan, Dan Flavin, Paddy Leahy; Under 12, Tom O’Connor, Paddy Leahy, John Curtin, Michael Walsh; Under 14, Brendan Keane, Michael O’Connor, Jerry Mulvihill; Under 16, Paudie Keane, Jerry Mulvihill, Tomas Keane.

All the under-age players will be signed up on Sunday week March 4 at 12 noon in the dressing rooms.

A players meeting will take place on Monday night in the Marian Hall at 8 p.m. All minor, junior and senior players will attend. Players are also encouraged to join the Player Voluntary Scheme in order to supplement income when out injured. Teddy Keane is the contact.

Moyvane under-21 will play Beale on Sunday in Ballylongford in the North Kerry championship at 1 p.m.