Moyvane Notes – 25th January, 2011

Marian Hall Blotto:
There was no winner of last week’s jackpot. The numbers drawn were 1   3   17   29. Lucky Dips: €100 Marguerite Carmody, Cuss. €50 Eabha, Brona & Megan Rose Delaney, Kildare. €20 each: Cara & Oisin Stack, Kilbaha. Margaret O’Connor, Old Forge, Glin Road, Moyvane. Sarah & Mike Hussey, Ballyduff. Kevin Lyons, Derry, Listowel. Nuala O’Connell, Abbeyfeale. Free Tickets: Maria Walsh, Barragougeen. Eileen Fitzmaurice, Lower Aughrim. Margaret O’Sullivan, Ballybunion. Edward Fitzmaurice, Leitrim Middle. Katie O’Keeffe, Tarmons East, Tarbert. Next draw, at Bingo this Thursday night, January 27. Jackpot: €12,500.

Community Games Badminton:
Congratulations to the Moyvane/Knockanure Community Games Badminton Team on winning the Kerry section. They will now represent the County in the Munster finals.

Senior Badminton:
Congratulations to Margaret O’Donnell who was finalist in The Munster Graduates Singles played in Killarney on Sunday last.

Youth & Mental Health Awareness:
A Youth & Mental Health Awareness meeting for parents will be held in the Listowel Family Centre on Thursday, February 27th at 7.30pm The meeting is being organised by North and East Kerry Development with presentations from Jigsaw Kerry, and Inspire Ireland Foundation who will explore the online supports that are available to young people and their parents. Free Entry. All welcome! This is a very important meeting to help parents understand their young people particularly with the pressures and stresses that are out there at the moment.

Moyvane GAA:
Coiste na nOg Social:
A great night of celebration was held in Kirby’s Lanterns Hotel on Friday, January 21st. Over 200 people sat down to an excellent meal and showed their pride in the young members of the club as they were presented with their medals and trophies by the one and only Tomás O’Shea while chairman of the Munster Council, Sean Walsh, kept a watchful eye on possible stars of the future. Well done to the mentors Johnny Stack & Joe O’Keeffe and thanks to Marie and Fergal and the Lantern’s staff for their fantastic hospitality.
Calendars: If you would like to support Moyvane Coiste na nÓg you can do so by buying their 2011 calendar which is on sale in local shops costing €10. It celebrates the success of the young footballers of the parish and your support would be greatly appreciated. The future of every club lies with its young footballers. 
Coiste na nOg AGM: The AGM of Coiste na nOg will be held in the Marian Hall on Friday, February 4th at 8pm. Anyone interested in taking up a position or helping out with a team please contact Mairead O’ Sullivan on 086-3689061 as soon as possible. Trainers are needed for U12 and U16 teams.
Senior Scór:  Moyvane were represented in 3 categories of the Senior Scór North Kerry Final on Saturday, January 22nd in Asdee. Seán Foley gave a lovely rendition of ‘Newtownsandes’ in the Solo Singing but unfortunately did not get the nod from the adjudicators. The quiz team of John Scanlon, Pádraig Horan and Tom Devlin gave a fantastic performance ending up 3rd in their competition. The Ballad Group of Aine Cronin, Elaine Scarlett, Josephine Rodgers, Sinéad Dore and Susan Groarke retained their North Kerry title and progressed to the County Final that will be held in the Gleneagle, Killarney on Sunday, February 13th at 6:30pm.  Well done to all involved.  
GAA Lotto Results:  There was no winner of this week’s Jackpot of €3,000. Numbers drawn were 2   5   7   14. Lucky Dips of €40 each: P. Griffin c/o Pat Scanlon, Denis O’ Connor, Moyvane, Noreen Lynch c/o G. Mullins, Craig Sheehy, Aughrim and Denny Flaherty. Next week’s Jackpot is €3,200 and the draw will take place in Hanrahan’s Bar on Sunday, January 30th at 10pm.
At a recent club meeting it was decided that there was a need to raise more finance to maintain the upkeep of the pitch and facilities. To help with these costs it is hoped to expand on the sale of the weekly lotto. The club would like to offer you the opportunity to buy the lotto for a yearly sum of €100, which gives you two free draws per year. For further details please contact any committee member.    
North Kerry Football Website: For up-to-date results, information and photos on North Kerry football, log on to


20th Divine Mercy Conference:

North Kerry/West Limerick weekend away to the 20th Divine Mercy Conference, February 18th to February 20th, 2011 in the RDS Arena. Luxury Coach to Dublin, Staying at Bewleys Hotel – Ballsbridge (Adjacent to the RDS) Promises to be a great weekend to deepen the fire of faith! For more information/bookings contact 087 4147001. Early Booking advisable to avoid disappointment.

Computer Courses Spring 2011:
Community IT Access Centre Tarbert is commencing its spring courses in computers shortly and enrolments are now being taken. Courses being offered are as follows: Basic, Intermediate, Advanced, Internet and Email, pre-ECDL, ECDL, Digital Photography, Sage Computerised Accounts, One-to-one tuition and Silver Surfer Club.  For further information please phone 068 36938, call into the IT Centre or email [email protected]. All are welcome to visit the IT centre to meet our staff and see our computer training room. Our expert computer repair technicians provide software, hardware and anti-virus services and advice. As well as being an Internet Cafe, Community IT Access Centre Tarbert offers a range of office and secretarial services including printing, photocopying, faxing, typing, scanning, laminating and more. We also sell reams of A4 paper, memory sticks and RW CDs.

Senior Citizens:
The Chiropodist will attend the Marian Hall on Saturday, January 29th at 11am. For appointment please ring Eileen Quinn on 49472.

Organic Gardening Classes:
Organic Gardening classes with Lucy Trant will begin in Knockanure Community Centre on Monday, January 31st from 7.30pm to 9.30pm. Course running for 4 nights @ €20 per night. Reduction if you pay in total. Contact 068 49799.

Irish Wheelchair Association – Listowel Branch:
The Listowel branch of the Irish Wheelchair Association would like to thank you for your very generous contribution to our annual Church Gate Collection last weekend which totaled €752.90. Proceeds go to our I.W.A. Daycare Centre, Ballygologue Rd. Listowel.

Irish Blood Transfusion Service:
The Irish Blood Transfusion Service is is continuing efforts to trace women who received BTSB Anti-D immunoglobulin between 1977-1979 and between 1991 and 1994. This programme comes to a close in early 2011. If you require further clarification or information please contact Dr. Emer Lawlor on Freephone 1800222111 or email Emer.Lawlor@ibts or Maria Flanagan, Project Manager at [email protected]


  • Weds. 26th, Moyvane, 9.15am – Private Intention
  • Thurs. 27th, Knockanure, 7.30pm – Mary Enright
  • Fri. 28th, Knockanure, 7.30pm – Hannah Quinn (months mind)
  • Sat. 29th, Moyvane, 7.30pm – Patrick & Margaret McEnery & their son Denis
  • Sun. 30th, Knockanure, 10am – Mary Enright
  • Sun. 30th, Moyvane, 11am – Helen Roche
The funeral Mass for Liam O’Connor of Inchamore & Naas, Co. Kildare was held in The Church of the Assumption, Moyvane recently. He is survived by his wife, Betty, family Jerry, Noel, Fiona & Eileen, his sisters Margaret, Sr. Monica & Sr. Kathleen. His burial took place in Ahavoher Cemetery.
Nora Adams formerly Nora Stack of Upper Aughrim died recently in Australia. Sympathy is extended to her family, particularly her sister Mary & brother Richie who live in the parish.
Michael Moloney, of Leitrim Middle, one of our oldest citizens, left us suddenly last week. A man with a love for the land and in particular, horses he never missed a horse fair in Listowel. A quiet man, he loved to go to Bingo and while most people many years younger than Michael needed glasses to mark their books he never used glasses. He was waked at home and his funeral Mass was celebrated by his next door neighbour Fr. Dan Ahern. Fr. Dan’s brother, Seán sang the Mass. On his ninetieth birthday, Tuesday, January 18th Michael was brought, in what would have been his chosen mode of transport, a hearse, drawn by a shiny black horse, to his final resting place in Murhur graveyard. He is survived by his wife Bridie, sons James & Thomas, brother Eddie and sisters Joan & Margaret. His family would like to thank their neighbours and friends for the kindness and generosity shown to them during the wake and funeral.
May they all rest in peace.