Moyvane Notes – 8th May, 1999

MOYVANE seniors had a great win over John Mitchels in the county league on Sunday. Both defences were well on top and scores were hard to come by. Final score was Moyvane 0-9, to John Mitchels 0-7. Players are asked to check posters about next week’s game.

Moyvane minors had a great win over Ardfert in the final round of the county league on Friday. This was a very exciting game with plenty of scores from both sets of forwards. By virtue of this win Moyvane have qualified for the semi final in which they will meet Ballydonoghue. Final score Moyvane 4-9, to Ardfert 3-7.

The U/14 team had a good win over Cordal in the county league. This win should put them into the semi final. More details next week.

The U/16 lost to Ballydonoghue in the North Kerry league on Wednesday night.

They are due to play Duagh in an outstanding game, and it is hoped to play it on Sunday next at 7.30pm in Duagh.

Moyvane U/12 were well beaten by Ballydonoghue in the county league on Sunday. Next week they are playing Lispole in Moyvane at 2pm. All players are asked to be in dressing room at 1.45pm.

Moyvane/Knockanure community games committee have wished every success to the girls U/16 basketball county community games finals which will be held in Listowel Community Centre this Thursday at 6.30pm. The team to take part are K. Fitzmaurice, Niamh O’Connor, Aine Hanrahan, Michelle Lynch, Deirdre Moloney, Marguerite Lynch and Deborah O’Flaherty.

A very enjoyable tea party for senior citizens of Moyvane/Knockanure was held in the Marian Hall. A great attendance turned out. Thanks have been extended to musicians, singers, dancers, and storytellers.

Any senior citizen interested in going on the outing to Killarney/Kilgarvan on Sunday May 30 hand in your name as soon as possible.

The labour party national church gate collection will be taken up at all Masses this weekend.

The death took place of Eileen O’Flaherty (nee O’Flaherty), Ahalahana, Moyvane. Her remains were removed to Moyvane Church. She was buried in the New Cemetery Galebridge following requiem Mass. She is survived by her sons, daughters, sister, brother, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives, neighbours and friends.

The death gook place of Michael Mulvihill, Leitrim East. His remains were removed to Moyvane Church. He was buried in Murhur Cemetery following requiem Mass. He is survived by his sister, brother-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives, grandnephews, grandnieces, neighbours and friends.

The death took place of Michael (Mick) Stack, Bayview, Tarbert and late of Moyvane Village. His remains were removed to Tarbert church. He was buried in the adjoining cemetery following requiem Mass. He is survived by his wife, sons, daughters, sons-in-law, daughter-in-law, brother, sisters, grandchildren, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, relatives and friends.

Sympathy has been extended to the bereaved families.


BARNAGH Walk: Over forty people participated in the Great Southern Trail, Barnagh to Devon Road walk on Monday. Everybody enjoyed Tullig Wood and the refreshments supplied by Phelim before returning home to the courtesy coach from Devon Road Station. The first passengers to depart from there since the passenger train service ceased in 1963. The next event is “Rooskagh revisited” on June 7. In the mean-time, there will be lobbying of the election candidates and Limerick County Council to acquire the trail.


PRIDE of place this week goes to the Oola National School Seven a side squad who were crowned County Champions at a sun-drenched Doon last Wednesday and now go on to represent Limerick in the Munster finals. We won our three games against Gaelscoil Sarseal (2-4 to 0-2), Bruree National School (1-4 to 0-3) and Mungret National School (1-5 to 0-0). Goalkeeper John O’Grady was in good form all day and he got great cover from Tom Breen and Mark Fenton in the backs. Captain John Heuston and Conor Ryan were on top at midfield in all their games and there was some clinical finishing by Andy Landers and John Bourke in the forwards. Substitutes Timothy McCormack and Ian Bourke were used in all the games and also played very well. The other panel members were James Kirby, Daniel Quirke, Cathal Landers and Shane Whelan.

On Monday night, Oola’s U/12’s were very unlucky to be beaten by nine points to eight by Caherconlish in a thrilling encounter. John Bourke scoured five points with Michael Ryan, Cormac Ryan and Eoin Fitzgibbon each scoring a point. Panel: Daniel Quirke, Shane Whelan, Ian Bourke, James Kirby, Sean Byrne, Michael Ryan, Eamonn Hanley, Mark Fenton, Conor Ryan, Michael Ryan, John Bourke, Simon Collins, Eoin Fitzgibbon, Cormac Ryan, Cathal Landers, Robert Walsh, David Ryan, Edmond Ryan.


THE numbers drawn in the Patrickswell/Ballybrown, G.A.A Weekly Lotto were 9-19-23-26. Bonus 25. The Jackpot was not won. Lucky Dip winners were £50 Michael Ryan, C/o K. Ryan, £30 Peader Greene, C/o Pat Earl; £20 John Gibbs, Clarina; £10 each to Ger Kennedy, C/o Mann, Noel Flannery, C/o Nolans Motor Factor, Peg Tredden, Pallaskenry, Mary Hayes, Tervoe, Dermot Tuite, C/o P. Coughlan, Marian Kiely, Corcamore, Michael O’Brien, C/o M. O’Brien, Tom O’Brien, Copperhill, Teresa Griffin, Knockanes, William Hurley, Sycamore Heights. Next week/s jackpot will be £9,000, plus bonus £1,000. This is the highest jackpot since the commencement of this weekly draw.

The children from Patrickswell National school will receive their First Communion this Saturday at the Church of the Blessed Virgin, Patrickswell.

The children from Patrickswell National School will receive their First Communion this Saturday at the Church of the Blessed Virgin, Patrickswell.

Twins Desmond and Louise Foley, Lisheen Park, celebrated their 21st birthday at a function in Mungret G.A.A Clubhouse on Saturday.

The death has taken place of Patricia (Patsy) Carey, nee Hickey, Faha, Patrickswell. She is survived by her husband Pa, sons Sean, Patrick, Ciaran, Nigel, Paul, Kevin, daughters Valerie, Caroline, Deirdre, Marie, mother, sisters, brothers, nephews, nieces, grand-children and relatives. The attendance at the removal of remains to the Church of the Blessed Virgin and interment in the local cemetery, was large and representative.

John Joe Kavanagh, Avonmore road, Raheen and formerly of Main Street, Patrickswell, has passed to his eternal reward.


WE were beaten in Monday;s U/20 cup semi-final by a stronger Younger Munster XV. We did give a very good account of ourselves with what was a very youthful Richmond XV. Hardluck and well done to all those who lined out and a special word of thanks to Joe Markham, Kieran Markham, Patsy Bennett and Kevin Kennedy for all the effort they put in this season. Our U/15 squad took part in the Munster seven a side blitz also on Monday, we reached the semi-final but were unlucky to lose to Sundayswell by 14-12.

We beat Barnhall by 14-0. Beat Shannon 36-5 and lost to Young Munster 10-7. Our panel was as follows: Gearoid Greenwood (one try), Dave O’Connor, Dave Slattery, Ian Benson, Mark O’Callaghan, Brian Cusack (three tries), Jim Hennigar (one try), Jeffrey McNamara (one try), Niall McMahon (two tries), Ger Hannon (one try). Again well done lads.

On Thursday, May 6 our U/18 and U/12 both play in their respective cup finals in Thomond Park. We do hope to see the support we have enjoyed all season in Thomond Park, cheering on the lads. Best of luck to both teams.

Our U/14’s were unlucky against a much stronger Shannon XV in the League final last Thursday night. Well done to all involved.


LADIES Section – April medal 18 hole stroke qualifier for Golfer of the Year and Ladies Master on Tuesday April 27.

Winner: Siobhan Madden (12) 74 nett. 2nd: Lisa O’Neill (34) 75 nett (B. 9). Best Gross: Ann Jones, (13) 91 Gross. 3rd: Mary Sheehan (20) 75 nett. 4th: Bridget McCaul (17) 76 nett. 5th: Debbie Kelly (17) 77 nett.

Siobhan Madden kicked off the golfing season proper with a win in the April medal on Tuesday last in Shannon Golf Club. Newcomer Lisa O’Neill went close and just held off Mary Sheehan to secure second prize.

Bridget McCaul and Debbie Kelly finished with a 76 and 77 to collect 4th and 5th prizes.

Anne Jones won the Gross.


LADIES Section – April medal 18 hole stroke qualifier for Golfer of the Year and Ladies Master on Tuesday April 27.

Winner: Siobhan Madden (12) 74 nett. 2nd: Lisa O’Neill (34) 75 nett (B. 9). Best Gross: Ann Jones, (13) 91 Gross. 3rd: Mary Sheehan (20) 75 nett. 4th: Bridget McCaul (17) 76 nett. 5th: Debbie Kelly (17) 77 nett.

Siobhan Madden kicked off the golfing season proper with a win in the April medal on Tuesday last in Shannon Golf Club. Newcomer Lisa O’Neill went close and just held off Mary Sheehan to secure second prize.

Bridget McCaul and Debbie Kelly finished with a 76 and 77 to collect 4th and 5th prizes.

Anne Jones won the Gross.


ST. ANNE’S Community College had a victory over St. Joseph’s College, Borrisoleigh in their Munster U/15 hurling championship. The Smith O’Brien Minor Club is pleased to be so involved having ten of their members on the playing panel. The school is enjoying success this year with the U/16 hurlers into a Munster final and the U/15’s about to contest a Munster semi-final. Teachers Michael McNamara and Pat Hayes are the mentors.

The U/14 footballers continue on their winning ways with a victory over O’Callaghan Mills at Killaloe. This side is shaping up nicely for the upcoming Feile Peil an Chlair when we will host a visiting club over the week-end June 11 to 13. The club would appreciate any help in relation to the preparation of this side in the form of sponsorship, playing kit.

The U/12’s continued their winning sequence at the expense of a committed Broadford side at Broadford on Sunday. After a very even first half, when both defences were dealing capably with whatever threats came their way, the score stood at two points to one in favour of Smith O’Brien. Broadford dominated the exchanges early in the second period and lead by two points with fifteen minutes remaining, it was only then that the shannonsiders began to show the undoubted skills and a goal from Declan O’Halloran seemed to be the spur that was needed. Smith O’Brien were convincing winners in the end on the scoreline of 3-3 to 1-1. The team lined out as follows: M. Reddan, P. Flynn, J. Lowry, P. Vaughan, D. O’Halloran (1-0), L. Walshe, N. Twomey (0-1), D. Sheedy (0-2), B. Kennedy, A. O’Sullivan (1-0), s. McCarthy, E. Ryan, D. McCarthy.

Substitutes: P. Coonan (1-0), G. Power, G. O’Brien, D. Tiernan, T. English and B. McInerney.

Arthur Stritch took future stars, the U/10 hurling team to play Bodyke on Saturday in a challenge. Smith O’Brien emerged victorious by a margin of three points.


READERS in St Nicholas Church Solohead, Saturday 8pm – Eileen Ryan, Sunday 9am – Jack Fitzpatrick, 11.30 Sinead O’Keeffe.

Twelve children from Monard and Newtown schools will make their first Holy Communion in St Nicholas Church, Solohead this Saturday at 11am.

Kosovo refugee fund offertory collection taken last Sunday at St Nicholas Church, Solohead, amounted to £733. The priests of the parish have extended thanks to everyone for their contributions.

A social evening will be held in Ballykisteen this Thursday at 9pm. Many local artists will take part. Proceeds to Kosovo refugee fund. Admission £2.

Legion of Mary will recite the Rosary at Russellstown Court, Monard this Thursday at 8pm and at various locations during the month of May, the month of the Holy Rosary.

I.C.A. are hosting a tea party at the community hall, Monard, this Thursday from 9.30am to 12.30pm.

The death took place of Mrs Nora (Nonie) Coffey nee Carey, Clonbrick, Monard and Herbertstown at St Anthony’s Nursing Home Pallasgreen. Born in Commer, Kilcommon in 1911, she was one of a family of ten, all who pre-deceased her. She spent all her life on the farm when her husband Denis died in 1980. She moved from Clonbrick to Monard and when she became ill in 1995 she moved to Herbertstown, to her daughter Rita, who cared for her to the end. Her remains were removed from Whelan’s Funeral Home, Tipperary to St Nicholas Church, Solohead. Requiem Mass the following day was concelebrated by Fr Kennedy, assisted by Fr McNamara and Fr Hogan, Fr Egan and Fr Gallagher. Sympathy has been extended to her daughter Rita, son-in-law, Conor, grand children, nephews and nieces.

Sympathy has been extended to Eileen O’Neill, Lower Ballykiveen on the death of her brother Denis Tierney, Artane, Dublin, and formerly of Martinstown, Kilmallock. Interment took place in Dublin.

A bus will travel to the House of Prayer, Achill Sound, Co. Mayo on Saturday May 15 and return Sunday May 16. The bus will go via Limerick Junction, Monard, Oola and Pallasgreen. For further information contact Josie Butler, 062/54367 as soon as possible.

Cards in the Community Hall, Monard on Monday night at 8.30pm.


Munster final in ‘Glantine

NEXT Sunday afternoon, the Munster final of the Comhaltas Pléaracha na Nog competition will take place at Halla Inse Bán. Three teams will be contesting the final: Craobh Thomás Rua from South Kerry, Craobh na Cera from Clare and the Castleconnell/Ahane /Herbertstown Craobh will be representing Co. Limerick. Each group will present a half-hour stage show of traditional music, song, dance, story and verse. The afternoons programme gets underway at 3pm.

The fine dry sunny weather of the past week has brought about a considerable improvement in land conditions in the locality. Most farmers have by now let their cattle out on grass after one of the longest indoor periods for many years.

Friday of this week is the first Friday of the month and Mass will be in the evening at 8pm. Sunday June 6 will be the first Holy Communion Day in the parish. There was a magnificent response from parishioners to the annual Trocaire Lenten appeal. The total collected was up on previous years figures.

The traditional singing class will resume at Halla Inse on Friday evening, with the experienced group at 6pm and the beginners at 6.40pm. All entries for Fleadh Cheoil Luimnigh have now been forwarded to the County Rúnaí.

Raffle card lines are now being sold in aid of the Co. Fleadh. Cards can be got from the local Craobh.

The West Limerick set dancing club is holding its May set-ceilí on Sunday, May 16 at the Convent Hall, Abbeyfeale at 4pm. The popular Abbey Ceili band will be called.


WITH a fine score of 44 points, Trevor Flynn (10) and Stephen Murray (10) won last week-end’s Pierce Motors Open Fourball. Frank Doran (9) and Joe Bourke (13) hit 42 pts to take the runner-up spot on the back 9 from Jim a Ryan (12) and Michael Fitzpatrick (12). Visitors went to the Ormonds. Ray and Billy who had 41 pts.

The ladies take over next Sunday with an open competition, however, the men’s weekly open singles start in operation on Saturday with a time-sheet from 1.30 to 5.00. Phone 062-51119.

Anther innovation is a weekly members singles on Tuesday, May 12. Starting at 1pm this is again on a Timesheet basis.

Best of luck to the Pierce Purcell Squad during the week-end under the care of Mick Murray and Eddie Madden.

Ladies: Wednesday, April 28 – 18 hole stroke Peugeot Challenge. Winner: Phyllis Mullane (27) 72 nett with runner up Joan Doran (28) 76 nett. Eliss Duggan (33) was in third place, beaten on the back three.

Fixture: A.I.B sponsored Open Four ball on Sunday, May 9. Timesheet in operation at 062-51119.

Friday evening mixed competitions are starting on May 14. Please check on the locker-room notice board for more detailed information.