Moyvane Notes – 4th March, 2000

BORD na nOg registration for juveniles will take place on Sunday at noon in the dressing rooms. All U/12, U/14, and U/16 players are asked to be in attendance as it is very important to sign on. It will cost players £2 to register for the year to be paid on Sunday. The A.G.M. of the Bord na nOg will take place on Friday night February 10 in the Marian Hall at 9pm.

Seniors – The County league is scheduled to start on March 12 and there is a home game against Glenbeigh. More details next week.

Comhaltas was represented in all the set age groups U/9, U/11, U/14 and U/17. The U/9s came fourth, U/11 came third, U/14 came second and the U/17 came third. The newly formed mixed set competed in their first competition and gave a lovely display. The next set competition will be in Abbeydorney on March 10.

There was no winner of the Marian £5,500 jackpot in last Thursday night’s draw. The winning numbers were: 8, 11, 15, and 28. March three numbers £20 each. Kathleen Hartnett, Gortdromageana, Donal and Diarmuid Leahy, Church Road, Jeremiah Horgan, Kilmeaney, Tim O’Connor, Aughrim and Mary O’Donoghue, 2 Hawthorn Drive, Listowel. Lucky dips £10 each: Peggy Collins, Glin Road, Annette O’Flaherty, Glin Road, Kit Horan, Aughrim, Flynn’s Bar Knockanure and Nuala Ahern, Leitrim Middle. Free tickets – Johnny McEvoy, Aughrim, Kathleen Cunningham, Ballyguiltenane, Brid Bowler, Moyvane North, Dominic O’Connell, c/o Newtownsandes Co. Op and David Toomey, 3 Dirha Cottages, Listowel.

Moyvane 2000 March draw will be held in the Marian Hall this Saturday night after Mass. From now until the last draw in October all draws will be held on the first Saturday of each month. First prize this month is a Honda 4×4 Quad or £5,000.

Moyvane/Knockanure Community games will host the U/15 badminton in the community centre, Moyvane this Saturday at 11am. The U/14 set dancers completed in Farranfore last Sunday in the U/14 set dancing competition. Aisling Fitzmaurice, Louise Behan, Fiona Mullins, Emer Prendiville, Bridget McCarthy, Aoife Buckley, Regina Galvin, Aisling Kennelly, Siobhan Hanrahan, Katie Galvin. A word of thanks to their parents for providing transport and taking care of them. Dates to remember for March, art and model making St. Michael’s College, March 19 at 1pm. Projects March 24 in Farranfore at 6.30pm. U/14 quiz St. Michael’s College, Listowel at 2pm on March 12. Any child wishing to take part in any of the events please contact Kathleen Galvin.

This Thursday at 7.30pm Nation Buildings will feature footage from the Moyvane and Knockanure area on RTE 1.

Niamh O’Connor is selected on the Irish under-16 basketball team, who are flying to Aberdeen at the weekend to take part in the four countries international basketball tournament.

It was stated in last week’s notes that Fitzmaurice’s farm, Glenalappa was sold, this is not the case.

Parents committee of Tarbert Com. are holding a fashion show in the Lanterns, Tarbert on March 15 at 8pm.

Early in December 1999, the Moyvane Guild of the I.C.A. decided to invite past members of the guild to a get-together in the Marian Hall. It turned out to be a great success. Two ladies who joined I.C.A. at the very first meeting in Moyvane back in June 9, 1954 were among those who attended. Eileen McElligott and Bridie Shine, Glin Rd., gave us a detailed account of that meeting at which nineteen ladies joined.

The first president was Mrs. Mary O’Connell R.I.P., and the secretary was Mrs Bridie Barrett, recently deceased. It was most interesting to hear stories of the activities and history of the Association from its foundation in the mid-fifties and compare them with present-day I.C.A. Though there have been changes it is comforting to know that the basics are still the same, the interest in our culture and crafts, but most of all that bond of support and friendship which exists between members past and present, may this never change. It is hoped to have other such get-togethers in the future and that even more past members will attend.