Moyvane Notes – 24th June, 2000

Moyvane poet, writer and humorous storyteller Dan Keane was M.C. at the launch by Bishop Bill Murphy of Kerry of the Millennium year book “The Boro and the Cross”. This book was compiled by various people depicting life in the combined parish of Moyvane/Knockanure in the past and present.

Dan Keane organised considerable financial sponsorship for the project. Others present at the launch included advisory editor Gabriel Fitzmaurice, who also read some of the poems produced in the book, Fr. Joseph Nolan, P.P., Margaret Carmody and Liam Hanrahan.

Athea United soccer club weekly lottery draw – there was no winner of the jackpot of £5,100. Numbers drawn were 7, 11, 16 and 30. Match three winners of £20 each were Catherine McAuliffe, Lower Athea, G. Connor, Asdee, Mary O’Driscoll, Spectra, Listowel, Ned Gould, Kilmorna, Ann O’Neill, Granagh, Kathleen Kelly, Dromtrasna. Lucky dips of £10 each, Joan Sheehan, Kostal, Abbeyfeale, Kathleen Mulvihill, Upper Athea, Gerard Griffins Athea, John Daly, Cordal, Anthony Meehan, Knockaderry, John O’Connor, Costello Aluminium, Glin, Sean Flavin, Athea, Michelle Power, Newcastlewest, Sister Margaret Lynch, Dromreask, Liz O’Sullivan, Listowel.

A church gate collection will be held before all Masses this weekend to help raise funds for Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin.

Denny Mulvihill of Colbert Street will be taking part in a sponsored cycle race along with several others for Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital. Each participant has to raise £3,500 for the hospital in order to take part and they will all travel to California for the event.

John Joy of Ballaugh, Abbeyfeale, won the All-Ireland U-17 long jump competition in Mullingar. John is son of Jimmy and Anne Joy. His mother (nee Scanlon) is a native of Knocknagorna and his uncle Henry Scanlon who now lives in Milltown captained the Athea team that won the county junior final a couple of years ago.