Moyvane Notes – 28th February, 2012

Marian Hall Blotto:
There was no winner of last Thursday night’s €6,500 Jackpot. Numbers drawn were: 3   4   15   27. Lucky Dips: €100 Brendan Fitz, Leitrim Middle. €50 Aoife, Chloe, Shauna & Michael, c/o Michael Lynch, Taxi. €20 each: Mike & Liz O’Sullivan, Moyvane Vilage. Davy Batt Lynch, Craughdarrig, Asdee. Helen Connolly, Newcastlewest. Tom Hannon, Willow Brook, Clieveragh, Listowel. Sis Dore, Moyvane. Free Tickets: Julianne Moloney, Bridge Road, Listowel. Martin Hickey East, Listowel. Nora Quaid, Ballybunion. Margaret O’Sullivan, Ballyybunion, Steven Shields, Carrickerry. Next draw this Thursday night, March 1st at Bingo in the Marian Hall. This month’s Jackpot, €7,000.

Don’t forget every Thursday night is Bingo night. Why not come along and win some money, you could even Spin the Wheel and win €2,000. Minimum prize money each week is €2,500.

Moyvane GAA:
Moyvane minors lost out to Knock/Brosna on Saturday last in Round 1 of the Division 5 County League on a final score of Moyvane 2-4, Knock/Brosna 2-11.  Moyvane Scorers: Timmy Noonan 1-2, Joe Coulson 1-1 and Padraig Leahy 0-1. 
Seniors: The seniors got off to a winning start in Division 2 of the North Kerry League with a 2-13 to 1-10 victory over Knocknagoshel. Moyvane Scorers: Timmy Noonan 2-4, Kevin Kennelly 0-4, James Kennelly 0-3, Michael O’ Connor 0-1 and John Jack Mulvihill 0-1.
Senior Fixtures: Moyvane are away to Ballydonoghue in Round 2 of the North Kerry League on Sunday, March 4th at 2pm.
Membership: Club membership is now open at €40 for players and €20 for non-players.  Membership can be paid to any committee member.  Membership will close for 2012 on Friday, March 23rd, as members must be officially registered with Croke Park.
Club Lotto: The Club is continuing their successful Lotto subscription for the coming year. They are offering 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.
Lotto Jackpot: There was no winner of this week’s Jackpot of €5,900.  Numbers drawn were 1   7   8   26.  Lucky Dips: €40 each Noreen Lynch, c/o Gerry Mullin. Mary Holland, Tarmons Hill. Mary Hanrahan, Lower Aughrim. Catherine Lynch, Direen, Athea and Michael Lynch, Taxi. Next week’s Jackpot is €6,000 and the draw will be held in Brosnan’s Bar on Sunday, March 4th at 10pm. 

Scór na bPáistí: Moyvane participated in 5 of the 8 categories of the 2012 Scór na bPaistí North Kerry Final that was held in Ballybunion on Sunday, February 26th. Taking part were: Solo Singing – Laura Stack, Music Group – Patrice Galvin, Lisa Mulvihill, Margaret Mulvihill, Moira O’ Flaherty and Laura Stack, Recitation – Shea Leahy, Ballad Group – Amiee Lyndsel, Lisa Mulvihill, Margaret Mulvihill, Laura Stack and Lisa Stackpoole, Quiz – Micheal Collins, Shane Quinn, Thomas Moore and Moira O’ Flaherty.  All of the Moyvane competitetors were of the highest standard on the day with Recitation and Music Group coming in third place, Solo Singer and Quiz coming in second place and the Ballad Group winning their category to be named North Kerry Champions. The Ballad Group now go forward to the County Semi Final which will be held in Currow on Sunday, March 11th at 2pm. Well done to all involved.

Juvenile Badminton:
The last Kerry Juvenile Championship of the 2011/2012 season was held in Killarney on Saturday last, and while there were no Moyvane winners there were finalists in three of the four age groups, u11 Ciara Hudson, u15 Tina Gormley and u17 Dylan Burke. Best of luck to the players that are still involved in Munster competitions.

Senior Badminton:
The Annual Paddy Sugrue Tournament (many will remember the Late Paddy as former Manager of Newtownsandes Co op.) was held in Tralee Sports Complex on Sunday hosted by the County Club.  Suzanne Keane was Division 5 winner and Oliver Carmody was finalist. Division 3 finalist was Elaine Hudson. Next Senior Championships are Division 1 & 3 doubles on March 2nd and Division 5 doubles on March 4th.

Knockanure GAA Lotto:
Results for February 24th. There was no winner of the €2,400 Jackpot. Numbers drawn were 23   27   28   32. Lucky Dips: Pat O’Sullivan c/o John Barry. Michael Carmody, Duagh. Sean Flaherty, Athea. Jack O’Keeffe, Kilmorna. Eamon Dunlea, Ballylongford. Margaret Williams, Abbeyfeale. Bar Prize: Ger Greaney. Next Week’s Jackpot: €2,500. All Membership to be paid by March 23rd.

North Kerry Reaching Out (NKRO):
NKRO is a coming together on a  voluntary basis of  the villages of North Kerry with a view to promoting and preserving our culture, heritage and history. The organisation is affiliated to Ireland Reaching Out and covers the following parishes of Listowel, Ballyduff, Lisselton / Ballydonoghue, Ballybunion, Asdee, Ballylongford, Tarbert, Duagh,  Lyreacrompane, Lixnaw, Moyvane/ Newtownsandes, Knockanure, Finuge, Kilflynn. The aim is to connect all North Kerry people worldwide with their Kerry home. What do we do? We are collecting  old photographs, testimonies, documents, oral histories, stories and poems and making them available to everyone on our website We will bring you regular updates on news and happenings in North Kerry. We hold regular Irish nights locally, where we meet people and tell them about what we are doing, while at the same time celebrating our Irish music, dance and song.

Fundraising Dance:
Come along on St Patrick’s Day to the Listowel Arms Hotel from 3pm to 6pm and celebrate our national feast day with the North Kerry Reaching Out group who are holding a fundraising dance. Music will be by Stevie Donegan and admission is €5. Tickets available at the Spar Supermarket, Listowel, or you can pay at the door. More info from Kay at 068 48353. NKRO will hold its first festival from August 3rd to August 10th, 2012 when people with North Kerry roots are invited to come back and enjoy a wonderful week of activities in the place their ancestors were born. Exiles can book their place by contacting The group also welcomes enquiries from people who are trying to trace their roots in North Kerry and for those who know their ancestors came from Kerry but don’t know what part they will do their best to help.

Athea Drama Group:
Athea Drama Group presents "Lovely Leitrim" by John McDwyer. "Lovely Leitrim" is a modern play about emigration with scenes from rural Leitrim and a London pub and features a cast of 12. Armed with the certainty of motherhood, Mary Gallagher is convinced she knows what is best for her family in the event of her death. Her insistence on being granted her dying wish ultimately fragments her family and results in a cataclysmic evening in a London pub where her eldest son finally makes peace with himself and with the world. The unbridled wit of the dialogue sugars the sadness of a passing way of life.  Martin Tobin joins the cast for the first time this year and Connie O’Sullivan and Roger Ryan are appearing in their first production after their cameo appearance in The Man From Clare. It will be staged at the Con Colbert Memorial Hall, Athea on Thursday, March 1st, Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th at 8pm.


  • Weds. 29th, Moyvane, 9.15am – For the People of the Parish
  • Thurs. March 1st, Knockanure, 7.30pm – Michael Flynn (with Stations of the Cross after Mass)
  • Fri. 2nd, Moyvane, 7.30pm – Ellen, Patrick & Pascal Walsh (with Stations of the Cross after Mass. The ICA Guild will lead us in the Way of the Cross)
  • Sat. 3rd, Moyvane, 7.30pm – John Holly
  • Sun. 4th, Knockanure, 10am – Patrick & Mary Teresa Kennelly
  • Sun. 4th, Moyvane, 11am – Joseph Foley & deceased members of the Foley family

The parish of Moyvane is still in shock at the sudden death of James Fitzmaurice, Leitrim Middle and Sutton, Co. Dublin. James and his wife Marian were regular visitors to Moyvane and were well known by everyone locally. A staunch follower of the GAA, he rarely missed a Moyvane game and never missed Kerry whether in Tralee, Killarney or Croke Park. Golf was his other passion and he played regularly in Ballybunion. He was a man who enjoyed life to the full, his cup was always half full, never half empty. The most important part of his life was his family, his wife Marian, sons Eoghan and Niall and of course his pride and joy, his daughter, Aoife. His death is a shock to the whole family, coming so soon after the death of his mother, Kit on November 24th, 2011. He is also survived by his brothers Seán, Brendan, Mícheal, Eamonn, Jody and Gerry, sisters Christina and Ann. James was 57 last August.
The death also took place in Dublin of Carmel Hynes, nee Sheehy. Carmel was daughter of Sgt. Sheehy who was stationed in Moyvane during the fifties. She is survived by her husband Michael, sons Ciaran and Aiden and daughter Niamh, sisters Norma and Imelda. May they rest in peace.