Moyvane Notes – 29th November, 2003

WHITE cock pheasant and a white hen pheasant can be seen at Cleanbrean, Moyvane.

The shooting season got off to a good start with pheasant in good supply. The fine summer and re-stocking of the local gun club was a help.

Senior citizens had their annual get together in the Marian Hall last Sunday.

Development meeting in the Marian Hall, Moyvane on Monday night December 1 at 9 o’clock.

The Creamery social scaled new heights last Friday night. Long gone are the days when this was a mere social, it is now a six hour snow of first class entertainment, good food and great dancing. The spacious Devon Hotel was pushed to the limit of its capacity this year but rose brilliantly to the occasion.

Moyvane seniors defeated Finuge in the semi final of the North Kerry championship on Sunday last. Going into the match as underdogs, this Moyvane team were not going to be put away that easy. Even though Finuge started better and were three points up after 10 minutes. Moyvane settled and got back into the game when Cathal O’Connor opened their account with a well taken point from play. Tom Sheehy scored a great point after a solo run upfield and now we were firing on all cylinders. By half-time, Moyvane led by two points 0-5 to 0-3 with Eddie Bowler adding three points from placed ball. Things were still very much in the balance as to the fresh wind would be in Finuge’s favour for the second half. Finuge as expected came charging back but after 15 minutes, Moyvane still held on to the two point lead 0-7 to 0-5. Eddie Bowler landing two great points. Then Finuge got level and with the elements getting worse they looked to have the winning of the game. It was then that the true championship heart stood out and Moyvane regained the lead when Cathal O’Connor fisted a brilliant point. Within about three minutes another inspirational point this time from team captain Jackie Mulvihill sealed the match for us. Finuge tried everything they knew but with Moyvane’s defence in defiant mood and superbly marshalled by John Mulvihill at centre back and Eoin Flaherty at corner back they held on to their two point lead. William Madden, Denis Kennelly and Tom Sheehy were also rock solid in defence ably supported by the roving D.J. Mulvihill. Donal Kearney and John J. Mulvihill did well at midfield and up front Cathal O’Connor, Eddie Bower, Maurice Kearney and Jackie Mulvihill stood out. Overall, this was a great team performance with everybody putting in one hundred per cent. They now await the winners of Desmonds and Ballyduff in the final.

Moyvane minors play Knocknagoshel/Brosna in the semi final of the North Kerry championship on Sunday next in Lyre at 12 noon.

Celina Mulvihill solo singing and the set dancers qualified for the finals of County Scor which will be on Sunday, December 14 in the Gleneagle, Killarney.