Moyvane Notes – 8th November, 2003

ALL are welcome to the final free Teagasc “Opportunities for Farm Families” programme open to Teagasc clients. The programme explores options to boost farm family income and improve quality of life and will be held in the Marian Hall, Moyvane this Thursday between 11 and 1. Contact North Kerry Together 23429 or Teagasc 21266.

The AGM of Moyvane Knockanure Comhaltas was held in the Marion Hall, Moyvane. The following officers were elected: President – Dan Keane. Secretary – Ann Flavin. Chairman – John McCarthy. Vice Chairman – Gerard Buckley. Treasurer – Breda Enright. PRO: Mary Buckley. Youth Officer – Sharon Buckley. Trerorn na Gaeilge – Mary Walsh. Auditor – Tom Dunne. All membership for 2003/2004 must be given to Runai Ann Flavin before November 12.

Liam Roche, Ahalahana, Moyvane, won €100,000 in an Irish Independent competition.

This Friday night, November 7, there will be a total eclipse of the moon.

Mass this Saturday night for the deceased members of Moyvane ICA and deceased relatives of the members. Sunday: 11am Mass for Nellie Kennelly.

Redhead Mary, the firm made by local man Leo Finucane is on sale in Holly’s and McElligott’s shops.

The late Patrick Sheehan of Leitrim, Middle Moyvane, was awarded posthumous U.S. citizenship last week. He save the lives of two wounded fellow soldiers during the Korea war on June 8, 1951.

For this, the Moyvane man was awarded the Bronze Star with “V” for exceptional valour. He was due to be discharged from Duty in September 1951, but was required to stay in Korea for a further four month period. Tragically, he was killed in action on October 4 in North Korea.

He single-handledly destroyed an enemy machine gun emplacement that had pinned down his platoon, halting its advance before he himself was mortally wounded. He was 23 years old.

For his aggressive gallantry on that day he was awarded the Silver Star, posthumously. Both the Bronze and Silver Star medals were presented to his mother Mrs Bridie Sheahan by a high ranking U.S. Army Officer at a ceremony in Listowel.

The Purple Heart was also awarded posthumously for wounds received in combat. Patrick was laid to rest in the family plot in Murmur, Moyvane.

Moyvane Seniors defeated St. Senan’s in the North Kerry championship on Sunday last. The game was played in difficult conditions with a strong wind bowing straight downfield. St. Senan’s had first use of the elements and by the 15th minute led by 0-3 to 0-1. Then Moyvane hit a purple patch and four unanswered points put them in front nearing the break. St. Senan’s added one more point just on half time to leave the score 0-5 to 0-4 in Moyvane’s favour. Things looked good for our lads and by the middle of the second period, Moyvane led 0-8 to 0-5. Then the Senan’s got moving again and narrowed the gap to the minimum with time running out. It was then that Moyvane’;s defence stood firm and excellent covering and good blocking ensured that the Senan’s lads were kept out. With the last attack, Moyvane added a point to clinch victory. Eddie Bowler was in great scoring form and with Jackie Mulvihill and Maurice Kearney picking off points Moyvane held the upper hand in this area. John Mulvihill, Willie Madden and Denis Kennelly were very strong in defence but overall this was very much a team effort where everybody was a star. Final score was Moyvane 0-9 to St. Senan’s 0-7. They now play the winners of Emmets and Finuge in the semi final on Sunday, November 23 at a venue to be decided.

Moyvane had a great win over Beale in the North Kerry championship on Saturday last. Our lads had put in a big effort in training under Kieran Stack and he had them in top form on the day. Two goals from Patrick Curtin and an excellent penalty save by goalkeeper Shane Collins were key moments in the match. this was a brilliant team performance but Bryan Stack, Aidan Keane, D. J. Keane, and Thomas Keane were particularly outstanding. They now go on to meet Knocknagoshel/Brosna in the semi final on a date to be fixed. Final score Moyvane 2-9 to Beale 1-4.

A meeting of the Moyvane GAA will take place on Tuesday night, November 11 at 8pm.