Moyvane Notes – 28th April, 2001

WITH the forthcoming influx of visitors into the village, it is important to have the village looking well. The Development Association has planted several hundred trees in the Nature Walk in the village. The biggest problem with the trees is vandalism and the Association has lost more than half of the trees due to this problem. Another problem is litter in the village. The Association has provided litter bins and the Association has not received a satisfactory service from the Council. Litter which includes the erection of posters on poles and flyers put on the windscreens of cars, carries on-the-spot fines of £50.

A new portacabin has been placed at the rear of the local Garda Station and the Old Garda Barracks is to be demolished.

GAA Minors – Moyvane are playing Currow in Currow this Thursday at 7.15 in the County league. This is a back game that should have been played a few weeks ago. All players are asked to be at Brosnan’s corner at 6.30pm sharp. Then on Friday night, we are playing Ballymac in Moyvane at 7.15. This is our last game in the County league.

Moyvane had a double round in the North Kerry league last weekend. On Saturday night, they overcame Ballylongford after a very tough struggle. conditions were heavy but both sides fared well. In a high scoring game, Moyvane held on to win on a score of 3-7 to 2-4. Then on Sunday, Moyvane travelled to Castleisland to take on the locals and lost out in a keenly contested game on a score of Moyvane 0-6, Desmonds 2-6., Again, conditions were heavy, but both sides coped very well. On Saturday next, the seniors will play Kenmare in the County Intermediate championship in Moyvane at 7pm. The early start is because extra time will be played in the event of a draw.

Juniors – Moyvane will play St. Senans in the North Kerry league in the next round. Players will be notified of a definite fixture.

U/14 – Moyvane have qualified for the final stages of the County league. Further details next week.

U/16 – Moyvane should reach the qualifying stages of the league if results go for them.

U/12 – We are starting our league with a game against Ballyduff in Moyvane this Sunday at 7.00.

Blotto – The GAA are very happy with the response to our participation in the Blotto. Please try and keep the effort going.

The death has occurred of John Jack Scanlon, Innismore, Moyvane. His remains were removed to the Church of The Assumption and buried in Attabore cemetery. He is survived by his wife, sons, daughter.

The Division 3 final played in Castleisland was a nail-biting affair which went the full distance.

Moyvane’s Brid Ahern won the ladies singles with the loss of only one point. In the men’s singles John Mulvihill was playing up from Division 4 in place of the injured Kevin Stack, had a very good game but in the end lost to Causeway’s Richard Keane, Nora Conyard and Siobhan Hogan won the ladies doubles and a win by Ml. J. O’Connor and Pat Higgins gave Moyvane a comfortable 3-1 lead. Three games to go and only one needed. Nora Conyard and M. J. O’Connor took the first set in their mixed doubles easily and it looked as if we would have an early night, however, Causeway stepped up a gear to take the next two sets, it was 3-2. Then Siobhan Hogan and Pat Higgins lost the second mixed so it was 3-3 and down to the last mixed. Brid Ahern was coolness itself and John Mulvihill upped his game yet again and the result was league title number two for the club, to add to the Division 5 title already won. Congratulations to them and their coach Eileen Nolan and assistant Eileen Roche.


Complex car on view in Newcastle west

ONE of the Toyota Yaris cars, prizes in the Desmond Complex Draw, will be on view at Garvey’s Super Valu, Newcastle west, this weekend. Since the draw is confined to 2000 members, each ticket holder has a one in 400 chance of winning a car. The final draw in May 2002 will be for a Toyota Land cruiser. Other prizes to be won each month include holidays, sports trips, cash prizes of £500, £300, £200 and eleven £100 prizes. The draw begins on May 14 and tickets can be had from Mary McCarthy, 069-62653 or Michael Duane, 069-62580, any committee member, or by calling to the Desmond Complex Office in the Old County Council Buildings in Bishop Street where Liam Homes is based.

The site has already been purchased for the Complex and has been walled in. Phase One of the Complex will include youth facilities: day centre for senior citizens; creche; public gym (pay as you go); hydrotherapy pool and meeting rooms.

Tommy Cooke of the Wind Farming Organisation, Meitheal na Gaoithe, will be the special guest at an open meeting to be held by West Limerick Resources Ltd., next Monday at the Devon Inn Hotel, Templeglantine at 8.00. The topic for consideration at the meeting is that of Wind Energy and it’s development in the West Limerick Region. Mr Cooke strongly recommends that communities rather than individuals take up projects, such as wind and energy enterprises. The potential benefits and feasibility for farmers as well as the worries members of the community many have will be addressed on the night.

Newcastle west and District Going Strong Club has resumed meetings at the Parish Hall from 2.30 p.m. to 4.30 p.m. on Tuesdays. New members are always most welcome to come along and meet old friends and new, join in the Club’s activities or just enjoy a cuppa and a chat.

The Dean O’Brien Swimming Pool Committee, Newcastle West is inviting applications from qualified lifeguards and office staff for the Summer 2001 season. The committee is a sponsor for the Student Summer job scheme. Moira at 069-62092 (email moirao’[email protected]) has application forms.

The pool will open at the beginning of June and will operate until the end of August. Swimming lessons for children and adults are available all through the summer, and bookings will be taken at the Pool office from early June.

Calvary Cemetery Committee is very thankful to all those who contributed towards their most successful flag day on Easter Saturday in Newcastle west. Special thanks were expressed to all the helpers who stood at the collection tables on the day.

The Community games athletics sports day is coming up soon. Young girls and boys who hope to do well and go forward to represent Newcastle west in the county finals or even further to the national finals, might need to do a little bit of jogging to prepare. The paths around the Demesne are ideal for jogging and mums and dads could help the young people with training for starts and passing the baton in the relays. Sonia O’Sullivan was one of the many Irish athletes who started her career in the Community Games. Newcastle West has been well represented in the All-Ireland Finals of the games in the past.

Newcastle west youth club will hold a Church gate collection this Saturday and Sunday.