Moyvane Notes – 25th August, 2001

FR Pat Ahern, Tralee, native of Leitrim Middle has been appointed a Monsignor Fr Pat Ahern has given special status to Irish dance and music through the medium of Siamsa Tire, the National Folk Theatre of Ireland. Fr Pat Ahern established Siamsa Tire in 1966. The Siamsa group of performers whom he directed since the foundation of the group until 1997 have staged performances in England, America, Australia and many other European Countries. Fr Ahern has many other achievements to his credit including the production of network programmes for RTE in the late sixties and early seventies. Only last year he directed and produced “Dance of Life”, The pageant, the story of Christianity comprised 800 singers and hundreds of actors, this event was a major event of Jubilee 2000 celebrations.

Fr Pat Ahern was director and producer of religious programmes on Radio Kerry for many years. Fr Pat is now musical director of St. John’s Church, Tralee.

Moyvane Comhaltas: Celine and Tara Mulvihill, Sharon Buckley singers and the man himself Dan Keane in the newly composed Ballad Section will be competing in the All Ireland Fleadh this weekend in Listowel.

Club members interested in going to the Kerry/Meath game should give names to the secretary as soon as possible.

The under 16 lost to St. Senan’s in the North Kerry championship. The loss of Glen Fitzmaurice through injury in the first half was too much to overcome and the stronger Senan’s lads won comfortably in the end. However, Moyvane are still in the county league playoffs.

Moyvane play Cordal in the County league on Saturday night next in Moyvane at 6.30 p.m. This is a vital game to maintain our Division three status. All players are asked to make a big effort and be there in good time.

Pride of place goes to the juniors on their win over neighbours Clounmacon in the final of the urban league last week. This was a gripping game with both sides displaying some great football and quality of the scoring was excellent. Neither side could play away from the other and the closeness in the scores kept both sets of supporters with their hearts in their mouths. A well taken goal by William Madden right at the end snatched victory for the Moyvane lads. Clounmacon had a chance to grab a deserved draw with the last kick of the game but it was not to be on this occasion. Brian Lenihan won the John O’Sullivan (New Kingdom) sponsored man of the match trophy. This Friday Moyvane play Beaufort in the Barrett Cup in Moyvane at 6.30.