Moyvane Notes – 5th May, 2001

THE next meeting of the Moyvane Tidy Towns Committee will be held on Monday night, May 14, at 8.30 p.m. in the Marion Hall. Any club which had not a representative at the previous meeting, is asked to send one to this meeting. A development association meeting will follow immediately afterwards.

The marriage took place of Breda Mulvihill, Glenalappa and Michael Doyle, Carlow on Saturday at the Church of the Assumption, Moyvane. The reception was held in the Earl of Desmond.

Another Badminton Season has come to an end, and it was the most successful season yet for the Moyvane Club. At the Kerry Badminton Dinner Dance, prizes were presented to all Championship and League winners and for Moyvane the recipients were Division three, men’s singles winner Kevin Stack, Division three, ladies singles R/U Brid Ahern, Division. Ladies Doubles winners Brid Ahern and Nora Conyard. Division three, league winners, team Brid Ahern, Nora Conyard, Siobhan Hogan, John M. Mulvihill, Ml. O’Connor, Pat Higgins, Kevin Stack, Olive Keane, Noelle Lanigan and Donnacha Moloney. Division five, league team winners Karrie Fitzmaurice, Andrea Walsh, Eileen Roche, John McGrath, Ian Sheehy, Gerard Fitzmaurice and Padraig Kearney.

On Sunday last the division three and division five teams represented Kerry at the Munster Inter/club finals played in UL. The division three team of Brid Ahern, Betty Lane, Jeannelle Griffin, Pat Higgins, Ml. Corridan, and Ollie Conyard they were playing their first match and in a winning position when unfortunately, one of their players got injured and so they had to concede the match.

The division five team had better luck and they defeated Ennis 5 – 2 in their first match, but in the final were just beaten 4 – 3 by Dungarvan this was such a close match that had one more set gone to Moyvane they would be Munster Champions. This result was much greater than was ever expected, and a fitting conclusion to a marvellous season, the team was, with only one exception unchanged from that which had won the Kerry League Karrie Fitzmaurice, Andrea Walsh, Eileen Roche, Padraig Kearney, Ian Sheehy and Gerard Fitzmaurice.

The end of the season club tournament had been played on the previous Monday night and the winners were ladies: Olive Keane and Brid Ahern and men: Pat Higgins and Pat Walsh.

A meeting of the Moyvane/Knockanure A.C. will be held in the Marion Hall on Tuesday, May 8, at 9.00. Interested parents/adults will be there.

Moyvane minors finished their County league programme with a hard earned victory over Ballymac on Friday night last. Conditions were difficult but both sides coped very well and a good game was played. They are not going to make the semi-finals so their next involvement will be in the North Kerry league after the exams.

Moyvane seniors will play Glenbeigh/Glencar in the County League on Sunday in Glenbeigh at 3.00 sharp. They are trying very hard this year to get promoted so a big effort is asked for. All players have been asked to be in good time. Their game with Kenmare last week was cancelled as a mark of respect to the late Seamus McIntyre and is refixed for this Friday evening at Moyvane at 7.00. Again players should note the early start as extra time will be played in the event of a draw.

Moyvane juniors are playing in the North Kerry league. Players will be notified of definite fixtures.

Moyvane U-14 have qualified for the final stages of the County League. They should be playing the semi-final on Monday night, so players should check with Michael Walsh about fixture.

Moyvane U-16 should reach the qualifying stages of the league if results go for them.

Moyvane U-12 will play Na. Gaeil in Tralee on Sunday evening at 7.00. The bus will leave the corner at 6 p.m. They were well beaten by Ballyduff in the first round on Sunday last.

The GAA is very happy with the response to participation in the Blotto.