Moyvane Notes – 30th November, 2009

Marian Hall Blotto:
Results for Thursday, November 19th. Jackpot €5,500, no winner. Numbers drawn: 3   12   18   21. Lucky Dips: €100 Marie Thompson, Abbeyfeale. €50 Liz Mulvihill, Glenalappa. €20 each: Jer Dore, New Houses. Holly’s Gala. Eamon Sweeney, Aughrim. Marian & Edel Quinn, Woodgrove. Milan Thompson, Knocknagoshel. Free Tickets: Marie Wrenn, Athea. Jim Murphy, Gurtcreen, Listowel. Tomasina Lyons, Ballymacelligott. Peg Moloney, Ballylongford. Mairead Lynch, Ballybunion. Thursday, November 26 results, no winner. Numbers drawn: 4   26   28   32. Lucky Dips €100 Eddie O’Connor, Ballyduff. €50 Nora Leahy & Tony O’Donoghue, Clounbrane. €20 each: Marie Lynch, Ashgrove. Nora Carmody, Lyre. John & Noreen Lynch, Woodgrove. Leesha Meehan & Family, Ballybunion. Rita Hannon, Clieveragh, Listowel. Free Tickets: Maureen Flavin, Carrigkerry. James Carmody, Ballybunion. Mary Fitzmaurice, Leitrim Middle. Dolly Stack, Listowel. Brennan Clan, London. This week’s draw will be held at Bingo in the Marian Hall, Jackpot €6,000. Don’t forget there are just three Bingo nights to Christmas and if you would like to win some prize money, Christmas hampers or Christmas decor why not come to Bingo any Thursday night. Great raffle prizes from now until Christmas.

Development Association:
The Development Association Commitee wish to extend a big ‘Thank You’ to everyone on the marvellous success of our re-scheduled Village Festival. 
  • Friday night saw the Inter-Pub Talent Competition go to Enright’s Bar, who received a Perpetual Trophy.  Congratulations to all involved. 
  • Saturday night, our 6th sell-out Boro Buffet took place, with chef Noreen Kennelly once again serving up gourmet delights assisted by the ICA ladies and the junior committee.  The street lighting was provided by Eddie Sheehy and music by Jer Keane.  The Marian Hall decorations, with a very festive theme, was attended to by our Committee, FAS and RSS members.  The Boro Mulled Wine and Fruit Puunch Reception was warmly received on a very cold winters night.  A comedy song was performed by a ‘highly distinguished’ but well know sports star in our midst, Eoin Hand and local actor supreme, Maurice O’ Connell, who nearly brought the house down.  Entertainment on the night was also provided by local talent.
  • Sunday the Vintage Rally took place with exhibits from all over the country, who enjoyed a dry day, away from the floods.  Thanks to all who supported the Donations Bucket for ‘Kerry General Palliative Care Unit’ at this event.  Santa visited the Marian Hall, where kiddies activities took place at the ICA Family Fun Day.  The festival ended with the Rambling House taking place in Brosnan’s Bar with many talented musicians and singers, it was a lively end to a great weekend. 
The many festivals over the years have provided funding for the various village projects, thanks to the support of our sponsors, members of the business comunity and village/parish residents.  This year in particular we are deeply grateful for all your support.

Knockanure Community Centre:
Knockanure Community Centre will hold their Santa Party on Sunday, December 13th from 4pm-6pm. Why not bring your little ones along and let them enjoy a day of fun and the magic of Santa. 
Moyvane/Knockanure Comhaltas:
Anybody wishing to become a member of Comhaltas for 2010 should contact the Branch Secretary, Bridget McCathy, as soon as possible on 087 6457610 after 6pm.

Moyvane ICA:
Moyvane ICA had a very successful Family Fun Day on Sunday, November 29th in the Marian Hall. The following are the raffle prizewinners: Hamper sponsored by Newtownsandes Co-op: Brenda Kennelly, Moyvane South; Turkey Voucher: Anna Fogarty, Listowel Road; Ham Voucher: Emma O’Brien, Holly’s Gala;  Christmas cake: Julia Stack, Lower Aughrim; Tin of Roses: Sean Nolan, Leitrim Middle. Guess the Name of the Bear was won by Nell Aherne, Leitrim Middle. Guess the number of sweets in the jar was won by Seamus Roche, Ahalahana.

Christmas Carols:
A celebration of Christmas Carols and music by the Kerry Chamber Choir & Orchestra will be held in St. Mary’s Church, Tarbert on next Sunday, December 6th from 7.30pm tp 9pm. Tickets are €10 each with special offer for families. Proceeds in aid of the Community Centre. Book right away as a limited number of tickets are left.

West Limerick Set Dancing:

West Limerick Set Dancing Club céilí will be held in the Convent Hall Abbeyfeale on Sunday,  December 6th at 4pm. Music by Donie Nolan & Taylors Cross.
Social: The annual Christmas Social in Fr Casey’s GAA Clubhouse will be held on Sat 12th Dec at 9pm. Music by Tim Joe & Anne. Hot finger food & Deserts available on the night. Admission on door.

Senior North Kerry Championship: Moyvane will play Finuge in the Semi Final of North Kerry Championship on Sunday next.  Time and venue for this fixture are to be fixed so please check fixture posters around the village.  Best of Luck to the team and management.
Vodafone: With Vodafone you can now help to support your club at no extra cost to your phone bill.  All Vodafone Ireland customers can sign up to Vodafone Support Your GAA Club and hey will donate 5% of your Pay Monthly bill or Top Up to the local GAA club – At No Extra Cost to the customer.  Anyone interested in signing up for this offer can contact any member of the Club Committee for more details or simply go online and sign up at
Club Lotto: There was no winner of this weeks Jackpot of €2,200. Lucky Dips of €40 each – Michael Brosnan, Coolagoeen, Listowel; Michelle & Kathleen c/o Mary’s; Paul Mulvihill, Glenalappa, Moyvane; Flor Mullin, Eimear Hannon, Listowel.  Next weeks Jackpot is €2,400 and the draw will take place in Hanrahan’s Bar.
AGM: The AGM of Moyvane GAA will be held in the Marian Hall on Friday January 8th.  Executive Officer nominations should be sent to the secretary, Micheal Walsh (087-9817883) on or before Friday January 1st.

  • Thurs. 3rd, Knockanure, 7.30pm – John & Catherine Moloney
  • Fri. 4th, Moyvane, 7.30pm – Julia, Paddy & Billy Hanrahan, Aughrim & deceased members of the Hanrahan family
  • Sat. 5th, Moyvane, 7.30pm – Matthew & Bridget Quinn
  • Sun. 6th, Knockanure, 10am – Jeremiah & Richard Horgan and Eileen & Jerry O’Donoghue
  • Sun. 6th, Moyvane, 11am – Alice Hanrahan and her sister, Kay Clifford & Thomas Hanrahan, Aughrim


The death took place last week in Tubbercurry, Co. Sligo of Patrick Hanrahan of The Hill, Moyvane and London. Patrick, who was in his early sixties, was a brother of John & Teresa and the late Michael. He is survived by his wife, Rosaleen, son Des & daughter Siobhan. Burial took place in Sligo.
Kitty Buckley of Chapel Street, Tarbert also died during the week. She was in her nineties. She was predeceased by her husband Mossy and son Bobby. She is survived by her sons Bobby, Billy & Des daughters Marie, Sheila & Kay. May they rest in peace. Sympathy is offered to both families.