Moyvane Notes – 5th May, 2009

Retirement Party:
A retirement party for Bridie Sheehan was held in the Marian Hall last Saturday night. A very big crowd came to show their appreciation for a lady who has provided such an important service to the parishes of Moyvane and Knockanure for the past twenty one years when she took over from her late husband, Dick. Bridie, has in fact, been part of the Post Office for most of her lifetime, having come to live here over forty years ago when Dick replaced his aunt, Kit Shine, as Postmaster. On behalf of the people of the parish can I say, Bridie, enjoy your retirement, do all the things you had to put on hold while running the business and we hope you have a very long and happy retirement. We only go around once, this is not a rehearsal.
Welcome to Mary Collins, who is our new Postmistress. Mary has been working in the office for the past number of months and is a fitting replacement for Bridie. It is vital that we continue to use the local office so please do so at every opportunity. We are losing too many services and being isolated too often because of our location so it is important to keep that in mind.

Eircom broadband will be available shortly. More information next week.  

Marian Hall Blotto:
There was no winner of last week’s Jackpot. The numbers drawn were 4   18   19   21. Lucky Dips: €100 B. J. O’Connor, Inchamore. €50 Lisia O’Connor, Woodview Place, Tarbert. €20 each: Alan Kidney, c/o Kit Horan. Marcella Hannon, Ballygologue Road, Listowel. Claudia & John Wrenn, Tournafulla. Philip Lyons, Derry. Riona Fitzmaurice, Leitrim Middle. Free Tickets: E. Scanlon, Lixnaw. Patrick Brosnan, Coilagurteen. Mary Hanrahan, All Star Bar. Claudia & John Wrenn, Tournafulla. Kathleen Mockler, Glin Road, Moyvane.

Senior Badminton:
A very successful badminton season has come to a close. The Division 4 team contested the League final against Killarney in Castleisland. The first 4 games were very closeall going to three sets. Carolanne Warrilow and Donnacha Moloney both won the first set of their matchs, lost the second and won the third sets 21-12 and 21-19 respectively. The ladies and men’s doubles followed the same pattern with Margaret O’Donnell and Francine Collins winning their first sets as did Sean Pender & Chris. McCarthy. However it was Killarney who won the next two sets in both games so the chips were down and winning the mixed was vital for victory. The three games were played at the same time, the first game saw Munster Mixed Championship winners Carolanne Warrior & Donnacha Moloney win in two sets 21-16, 21-11. Second mixed was Margaret O’Donnell & Chris. McCarthy and they also won in two sets 21-17, 21-17. Third mixed, Francine Collins & Sean Pender lost their first set 17-21, won the second 26-24 and as the title was already Moyvane’s that game didn’t have to be completed. Well done to a great team and panel which included Olive Keane, Deirdre McElligott, Pat Walsh & Michael Torley. Team Manager ‘s were Ml. J. O’ Connor and Donie Enright. The win qualified them for the Munster finals in which they played Trinity, Limerick. Unfortunately  they lost 4-2 but what an end to a great season. The end of season tournament was played on Wednesday night. Ladies winners were Nora Conyard & Eileen Roche runners up Ciara Healy & Carmel Hudson. Mens winners were Donnacha Moloney & Padraig Hanrahan runners up Chris. McCarthy & Pat Walsh. The Club will reopen in September.

Folk Choir:
Calling all singers and musicians of the parish. Would you like to be part of a folk choir for 11 oclock Mass on Sunday mornings? If so please attend Murhur National school on Thursday evenings at 7pm for rehearsals. All ages welcome.

Knockanure GAA Lotto:
There was no winner of the €3,500 Jackpot last Friday night. The numbers drawn were 1   2   5   10. Lucky Dips Phil Walsh, Listowel. Sharon Heaphy, Listowel. Richard Horgan, Trien. Liam Collins, Duagh. Bridie Bambury, Listowel. Con Scanlon, Listowel. Bar Prize: Margaret O’ Sullivan. Next Week’s Jackpot €3,600.

Moyvane GAA:
Juniors: Moyvane juniors were victorious away to Desmonds on Monday April 27th on a score of Desmonds 1-6, Moyvane 1-11.  Moyvane team and scorers, Kieran Walsh, Mike Woods, Timmy Kennelly, Niall Mulvihill, Kieran Kiely, Tom Keane, Patrick Finucane, James Kennelly, Donal Leahy, Kevin Kennelly (0-5), DJ Keane (0-2), Aidan Keane (0-1), Chris Foley (0-1), Cathal O Conner (1-2), Kieran Lane. Subs. Liam Kennelly, Oliver Carmody, Jamie Vaughan, Padraig Shanahan, Joe O Keefe.
Moyvane are at home to Na Gael on Saturday, May 9th at 7.30pm in Round 3 of the County League. 

GAA Lotto:
There was no winner of Sunday night’s draw. Numbers drawn were 6   9   11   21.  Lucky Dips: Patsy Stackpoole, Tullyleague, Glin, Martin Sheehy, Lisselton, Pat King,  Bruach na Gaile, Moyvane, Tom Jones, c/o Pat Scanlon, Michael Keegan, Scotland. Next weeks draw will be in Hanrahan’s Bar and the Jackpot will be €6,000.
Club Membership: Club membership will close shortly. Anyone interested in obtaining membership can do so from club officers at €40 for players and €20 for non players.
Club Day: Moyvane and Knockanure GAA clubs will celebrate Club Day on Sunday, May 10th as part of the GAA’s national celebrations of 125 years of the association.  A juvenile skills workshop will be the main activity of the day and everyone in the parish is invited to the sportsfield for the festivities.

Bóthar na nGabhar:
The children of Murhur N.S. raised €300 for Bothar na nGabhar during Lent.  This money will send a goat to Africa. A special thank you to Emma at Holly’s Gala for sponsoring the beautiful Easter Eggs which were prizes in the draw.

Knockanure GAA:
Blessing of Knockanure G.A.A. Field and Dressing Rooms on May 10th at 7.30pm.  Everybody welcome.  Light refreshments served.

Moyvane ICA:
Knitting evening at the Marian Hall on Wednesday May 6th at 8pm.  Everybody welcome.

Active Retirement Day:
The Next Active Retirement Day in Knockanure will take place on Monday May 11th.  If attending, please phone the office on 068 49799 between the hours of  9.30am to 1.30pm,  Monday to Friday.  Anybody wishing to book the Centre for any occasion (Christenings, Birthdays, Funerals etc), please contact the office at 068 49799 or Mobile No. 086 8392787.

Moyvane Development Association:
A special word of “Thanks” to those involved in this weeks Village clean up: FAS workers, Committee members and residents.  We wish to praise and say “Thank You” for the noticeable improvements in litter control all around the village.  The Tidy Town Judges hopefully will take special note also.  Keep it up and we continue to encourage the use of the many litter bins on our streets.
A committee meeting will take place on Tuesday May 5th in the Marian Hall at 9pm.


  • Weds. 6th, Knockanure, 8pm – Patrick Hanrahan, Coilagurteen.
  • Thurs. 7th, Moyvane, 8pm – Dan O’Connor.
  • Fri. 8th, Moyvane, 8pm – John Carmody.
  • Sat. 9th, Knockanure, 11.30am – First Holy Commuion
  • Sat. 9th, Moyvane, 8pm – Michael Mulvihill, Leitrim East.
  • Sun. 10th, Knockanure, 10am – Martha O’Sullivan.
  • Sun. 10th, Moyvane, 11am – David Foley, Kilbaha.