Moyvane Notes – 6th May 2019

There was no winner of last Thursday night’s Jackpot. The numbers drawn were: 1   12   20   22. Lucky Dips: €100: Christine O’Flynn, c/o Moyvane Bingo. €50: John T. Murphy, Abbeyfeale. €20 each: Margaret Ahern, Leitrim Middle, Moyvane. Kim Heffernan, Tarbert. Rosie Collins, Lower Lacca, Duagh. Mary Stack, Tullahinell, Ballylongford. Bridie Heffernan, Tarbert. FREE TICKETS: Bernie Sweeney & Jim Murphy, Stoker’s Place, Listowel. Mary & Kyle Curran, Ballylogue, Listowel. Eoin Stack, Duagh. Mairead Kennelly, Knockanure. Noreen Hughes, Aughrim, Moyvane. This week’s draw will be held at Bingo in the Marian Hall on Thursday, May 9th and the Jackpot is €12,500.
“Split The Bucket” fundraiser draw was held last Friday, May 3rd. Olive Keane, Moyvane was the lucky winner of €255. Next draw will be held on Friday May 17th, live on Facebook. You will find buckets in the shops. €2 to enter.
It finally happened, Moyvane Post Office closed its door for the last time on Tuesday, April 30th. This is what’s called progress in 2019. According to the accounts published recently it’s profits rose from €8.4m in 2017 to €41m in 2018 and this among other things, was due to Post Office closures according to the report. On August 28, 2018 the company announced the closure of 151 offices. At that point in time sixteen offices had closed so are we to take it that in the four months to the end of December the rise in profits was significantly impacted by closures? I think not. An Post has ridden rough shod across rural Ireland and has been allowed to do so by Government. The Post Master’s “voluntary” redundancy was anything but voluntary, they were pushed. Their incomes had dropped to an unsustainable level and they were told if they didn’t take the package they would have to close in three years time WITHOUT any compensation. They had Hobson’s choice. You will be pleased to know that An Post is spending €5m on rebranding. Very important, it is getting rid of the wavy lines and replacing them with a circle. They don’t like the shade of green anymore so they are changing to a different, lighter green and the single word “Post” is being changed to An Post. We are so happy for them. But we in rural Ireland needed a Post Office in our community and that €5m would go a long way towards keeping communities alive. I am totally disgusted with the attitude of corporate Ireland. Are you all so well off and so greedy that you can turn your backs on communities? The Post Office kept the local shop and the butcher and many other businesses operating but who is to say that they will survive into the future.
Good luck to Mary Collins who was forced to retire. It was a pleasure having you as our Post Mistress. Whatever you do into the future I hope it makes you happy. Enjoy a long and happy retirement with your family.
LOTTO: There was no winner of this week’s Jackpot of €12,600.  Numbers drawn were 3, 18, 22 and 30. Lucky Dips of €40 each: Bridie and Jimmy Foley, Kilbaha. Eileen Cronin, Mail Road Cross.  Eimer Walsh, Main Street, Ballylongford. Colin, Liam and Crystal c/o M Kennelly. Catherine Walsh and Con Lynch, Gortdromagouna. Next week’s Jackpot is €12,700 and the draw will be held in Speedy’s Bar on Sunday, May 12TH at 10pm.
NOVICE CHAMPIONSHIP: Moyvane beat Clounmacon in the Novice Championship on a score of Moyvane 4-14 to 0-7. Moyvane will play Asdee in the next round with the details to be confirmed.
SENIOR FIXTURE: Moyvane will play Cromane in the Division 5 County League on Saturday, May 11TH in Cromane at 7pm.
COISTE NA NOG: North Kerry League Division 1 U16 Semi-Final Moyvane  v  Bally/Asdee/Ballyheigue/Clounmacon. Venue: Moyvane. Date/Time: Monday, May 6th at 7:15pm
JUNIOR RESULT: Moyvane B 1-14 Beale B 0-8. Well done lads!! Check out the new club merchandise now available on
Division 4 and 5 Mixed League Teams both captured County titles last week. Division 4 defeated Listowel 6-0. Team: Micheal Collins, John Newman, Liam O’Connor, Barry O’Callaghan, Breda Flavin, Michelle Corridan and Marie Kennelly.  Division 5 defeated Ballyheigue 4-3. Team: Radek Choromanski, Dan Browne, Padraig Hanrahan, Micheal Nolan, Eva Browne, Charlotte Quinn, Aimee Griffin and Fiona Buckley. Best of luck to both teams in the Munster Finals.
  • Thursday, May 9th Anniversary Mass at 7.30pm for James & Mary Kennelly, Kilbaha.
  • Friday, May 10th Anniversary Mass at 7.30pm for Jerry & Jenny O’Carroll and their son, Christopher, New Houses, Moyvane.
  • Saturday, May 11th Anniversary Mass for Jeremiah McCarthy Snr & Jeremiah McCarthy Jnr. Gortdromasillihy.
  • Sunday, May 12th Anniversary Mass at 11am for David Foley, Kilbaha and deceased members of the Foley & O’Connor Families.
  • Saturday, May 11th, First Holy Communion for the pupils of Scoil Chorp Chriost at 11am.
  • Sunday, May 12th Anniversary Mass for Mary Rose Kennelly & Nora Kennelly Kelly, Gortdromagouna.

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