Moyvane Notes – 28th July, 2001

THERE was no winner of last Thursday night’s Blotto. The jackpot was £1,400. The winning numbers were 7, 9, 19 and 24. There were seven match three’s and they won £20 each. Breda Cooke, 6 Doon Road, Ballybunion; Marie Dalton, Glenagore; Leisha Kenneally, Inchamore, Mary McDaid, Listowel, Paul Buckley, Faha, Ballybunion, Christina Noonan, Glin and Dylan and Sabrina, 24 Woodgrove, Moyvane. Lucky dips £10 each: Timmy Kennelly, Leitrim Middle, Moyvane, Maggie and Teresa Heffernan, Moyvane, Sean Lyons, Listowel, Gavin and Brendan Kennelly, Moyvane South and Tara and Joanne Lyons, 5 De Valera Park, Bruree. Free tickets for next draw: Michael O’Connell, Ahalahana, Kit Horan, Aughrim, Moyvane, Maurice O’Connell, c/o Hannah and Denis O’Connell, Meenoline South, Templeglantine, Abbeyfeale, Tom Moloney, Leitrim Middle, Moyvane and Betty Ann McSweeney, Glin. This Thursday night’s jackpot will be £1,500 and the draw will be held at Bingo in the Marian Hall, Golden Line this week £760 in 14 calls.

Comhaltas: Selina Mulvihill came first place in the 15-18 age group Irish singing, her sister Tara came second in the 12-15 age group English singing. Sharon Buckley came first place in the 15-18 age group both in the English and Irish singing competition., also Dan Keane came first in the newly composed ballad section. All those qualify for the All-Ireland Fleadh Ceoil which will be taking place in Listowel next month. The Moyvane set dancers came second at the Munster Fleadh Ceoil at Skibbereen also.

The wedding has taken place of Brid Buckley, Moyvane Village and Cathal Fitzgerald, Glin at the Church of the Assumption, Moyvane. The reception was held at the Earl of Desmond.

The Fine Gael club held its church gate collection last weekend.

GAA: Moyvane seniors were defeated by Ballyduff in the county league on Saturday last in Moyvane. Both sides were short a few regulars but a very entertaining game was played. This defeat puts us in big trouble at the wrong end of the table. Both sides were short but in the end Ballyduff were victors on a score of 1-9 to 0-7. Next Sunday we travel to Lispole to play Lispole in the next round of the county league. We need to get back on tracks so a big effort is asked for. The game is timed for 2.30pm.

The juniors had a great win over Gale Rangers in the Urban league last weekend. They are now in the semi-final which will take place on Friday next. Players are asked to check local posters for definite fixture.

Pride of place this week goes to the under-14 team after their great victory in the final of the North Kerry league against Asdee. This was a very enjoyable game with both sides giving their all. Moyvane had many stars on the night but in defence Donal Enright and Michael Greaney stood out, while in mid-field the Flynn brothers played very well and up front Shane Enright and the outstanding Patrick Curtin did the real damage. At half-time things did not look so good for our lads when we were down by three points 0-4 to 0-1. A great goal by Shane Enright ten minutes into the second half got our fellows going and a well taken second by Patrick Curtin put us in the driving seat. Moyvane had a few anxious moments before the end but held on to a score of 2-2 to 0-6. On the night everybody was a hero and well done to selectors Brendan Keane, Jerry Mulvihill and Michael O’Connor for their great effort and commitment.

Under 15: Moyvane had a great win over Firies recently in the county league. They now meet Currow on Friday night next in Currow at 7.15pm. A bus will leave the corner at 6pm sharp.

Under 10 travels to Ardagh this Thursday night. Bus leaves the village at 6.30pm.