Moyvane Notes – 31st December, 2006

Review of 2006:

At this time of year, one looks back at the different events and happenings in the locality during the past year. Pride and place must go to the Moyvane GAA club for its magnificent pitch and grounds, with the hosting of the first two rounds of the North Kerry Championship, the hosting of the two semi finals and the final of the championship. Work is almost completed in the development of the pitch and facilities, and all work has been paid for. Moyvane seniors won the County Championship Novice competition. The U12 and U14 teams made a great impact with a lot of promising players coming up. Patrick Curtin played for the Kerry Minors in 2006, the minors reached the All-Ireland Final.

In Comhaltas Dan Keane & Kieran Lane reached the All-Ireland Finals.

In Community Games, Tara & Tadie Finucane won medals in the County Championship.

The Tidy Towns increased their points rating by 10 points from last year.

Moyvane Church celebrated its Golden Jubilee, with Mass being celebrated in September to mark its 50th Anniversary. In 2006, the Church was beautifully renovated and decorated with the installation of a new heating system and amplification system, new stained glass windows were also installed and the Church was painted.

North Kerry Championship Final:
Before the start of the final, the official dedication of the stand in memory of Cormac O'Leary took place. The Chairman of the Moyvane GAA club, Paddy Mulvihill, spoke about the achievements of Cormac and how he came to Moyvane in the 1940's as a school teacher in the local school. Cormac served as Chairman of the Moyvane GAA Club and trainer of the Moyvane team for many years in the 1950's and 1960's. Chairman of the County Board, Sean Walsh, unveiled the plaque in his memory.

Senior Badminton:
Recent results include: Carmel Hudson – finalist in the Waterstone Cup Div 3, & Denis Buckley – Finalist in the Div 1&2 plate played in Tralee.
The Division 3 Ladies League is now complete and, having defeated all teams in the competition, including Sneem and Kenmare, the Moyvane Ladies emerged victorious. The team was Carmel Hudson, Catriona Ambrose, Jeanelle Griffin, Mary Lynch & Mgt. A. Flaherty.
The Christmas fun tournament took place on Monday night. Winners of the ladies competition were Olive Keane & Carolanne Warrilow. Runners-Up were Nora Conyard & Eleanor Sheehan. Mens winners were John M. Mulvihill & Christopher McCarthy. Runners-Up were Alan Kearney & Ed. McCarthy.
The Mixed leagues commence immediately after Christmas. To all players A very happy Christmas and a successful New Year.

Free Legal Advice:
Free Legal Advice will be available on the 18th January 2007 from 5.30pm to 7.00pm. at The Resource Centre, 35 The Square, Listowel. It is a free and confidential service. For appointment, please phone 068 23779 / 22937.

Parents Council of Murhur National School:
The “Christmas Draw” took place on Friday the 22nd of December 2006 at the school. The following are the winners:

  • 1st Prize of a Hamper – Wayne Sheehy,
  • 2nd Prize of a box of chocolates, sponsored by “Holly’s Gala Food Store”, – Martina Garvey
  • 3rd Prize of a box of biscuits – Aidan Enright.

We would like to thank everyone who supported the draw.

Diocesan Collection next Saturday & Sunday for the Needs of the Holy Land.


  • Thurs. 4th, 7.30pm – Knockanure
  • Fri. 5th, 7.30pm – Bridget (Pidge) Holly
  • Sat. 6th, 10am – Teresa Bambury
  • Sat. 6th, 11am Moyvane
  • Sat. 6th, 7.30pm – Brendan & Patrick Galvin
  • Sun. 7th, 10am – Michelle Foley & Michael Keane
  • Sun. 7th, 11am – James Culhane

Saturday next, 6th January is the Feast of the Epiphany of the Lord.

The death took place recently of Nora Foran (nee Enright) London and late of Aughrim. Funeral took place in London. She is survived by her sister Ciss.

The death took place recently of Kathleen Mulvihill (nee Woulfe) Beale. She taught in Murhur National School in the 1940’s. Funeral took place in Ballybunion.


The death took place recently of John Stackpoole, England and late of Upper Aughrim. Sympathy is extended to the bereaved families.

Happy New Year:
The writer of these Notes wishes to thank all those who contributed to the Moyvane Notes in the past year and wishing all readers both at home and abroad a Happy New Year.