MARIAN HALL BLOTTO : Results for Thursday, May 02. Numbers drawn were: 4 8 20 30. There was no Jackpot winner. Lucky Dips: €100 Michael O’Connor, Tarbert. €50 The Meehan’s c/o Leesha, Ballybunion. €20 each: Mary Brosnan, Derry. Michael Dalton, Athea. Noirin Buckley, Main Street, Moyvane. Patricia Houlihan, Tarbert. Peg Moloney, Tullahinnell, Ballylongford. Free Tickets: Trish Griffin, Tarbert. B. O’Connor, Templeglantine. Mary Wallace, Moyvane Bingo. Duffer Hickey. Ann Sheilds, Carrickerry. Next draw will be at Bingo on Thursday night May 09 at Bingo in the Marian Hall. Jackpot is €6,000.
WEATHE: To put it mildly the weather has not been kind to farming for quite a long time. Everyone is trying to find a reliable weather forecast. Farmers Guardian launched a new forecast for farmers last week and it is updated every day at 12 noon. You can find it at www.farmersweather.co.uk.
LADIES FOOTBALL: It was a busy weekend for the girls, starting with the u12s, who played Finuge/St Senans at home on Friday, May 03 in torrential rain. This was a game of two halves with Moyvane eventual winners on a scoreline of 5-4 to 2 -10. Their next game is the last game of the preliminary rounds and this game is away to Kerin O’Rahillys. The u14s had another thrilling game at home to Beale in the Count League on Sunday, May 05, winning by just one point, Moyvane 2-8, Beale 3-4. This is the last u14 game for a few weeks. The u16s are away to Cromane on this Wednesday, May 08. Moyvane Senior Ladies also won in Ballybunion on Friday, May 03. All is well with the ladies.
SPORTS: The Primary School Sports will be held in Listowel Emmets Football field on Tuesday, May 14 at 6 pm sharp. All students from Moyvane Primary School are encouraged to attend.
THE VALLEY OF KNOCKANURE: A special memorial plaque to Walsh, Lyons, Dalton and Dee will be unveiled at Gortaglanna Bridge on Sunday, May 12 at 12.00 noon. Everyone welcome to attend.
MOYVANE ICA: Moyvane ICA AGM takes place on Tuesday, May 14 at 8.15pm in the Marian Hall.
ACTIVE RETIREMENT DAY: The next social day for Active Retirement takes place on Monday, May 13 in Knockanure Community Centre. Come and enjoy a 4 Course meal with music and dance. €10 . All welcome. Ring office on 068 49799. New members especially welcome just come along..
CARBOOT SALE AND INDOOR MARKET: The monthly car boot sale in aid of WL102fm will be held on Sunday, May 12 from 8am to 1.30pm at the Community Centre, NCW (beside GAA pitch). Gates open 7.30am. Further information 087 6866450.
ABBEYFEALE GATHERING FUNDRAISER: Rathkeale man and Abbeyfeale resident Mike Guinane and his trusty clarinet will be the star attraction at the final afternoon tea dance of the season in Fr. Casey’s Clubhouse on Sunday, May 12 from 3-6pm. This is a fundraiser for the Abbeyfeale Schools Reunion July 15-21. Mike performs for the month of September in Lisdoonvarna and is well known to dancing patrons from all over the country for his ability to keep toes tapping - a great afternoon of music and dance is guaranteed.
IRELAND’S MISSING PERSONS: Ireland’s missing persons will be remembered on Sunday, May 12 at 2.00pm at Knockfierna near Adare, Co. Limerick. The day’s events are hosted by Knockfierna Heritage Society and guest speakers will include Mary Phelan, Co. Killkenny the sister of 21 year old JoJo Dollard missing since November 09, 1995 and Bob Shanahan, Limerick City whose son Gus is missing since February 11, 2000. Guest speaker on the day is Mark Patrick Hedderman, Abbot of Glenstal Abbey, Co. Limerick. The names of other missing people will be recalled. A large attendance is expected on the day and all are welcome. For further information contact Pat O’Donovan, Chairman of Knockfierna Heritage Society on 087 9977340.
LIMERICK WEST GIY: Limerick West GIY, with the aim of inspiring people to grow their own food, will hold its May meeting on Thursday, May 16 at 7.00pm sharp in D&M Garden Centre, Croagh with new growers and old hands all welcome. This month’s talk will be all about foods that may benefit your health (Let food be your Farmacy). We will also continue our seed / plant swaps so please bring any unwanted seeds or excess plants and who knows you might just pick up that seed / plant you have been looking for. There is no need to bring anything if you don’t have spares and you can still take what you see during the swap. For June, July and August we will be on the road visiting gardens at our usual meeting time. More details at next meeting and in local press over the coming weeks. Chris Enright, Limerick West GIY. 0879918956
MASSES FOR THE WEEK: Wednesday, May 08 Moyvane at 7.30pm For the People of the Parish. Thursday, May 09 Moyvane 7.30pm Private Intention. Friday, May 10 Moyvane 7.30pm Jimmy Kennelly, Kilbaha. Saturday, May 11 First Holy Communion in Knockanure 11.30am. Mass in Moyvane at 7.30pm for John & Peggy Collins and the deceased members of the Collins Family. Sunday, May 12 Knockanure 10.00am Mass for Noreen Sweeney, Carrueragh. Moyvane 11.00am David Foley and the deceased members of the Foley Family. There will be no Mass on Monday, May 13. Tuesday, May 14, 7.30pm Moyvane, Private Intention.
SYMPATHY: The death took place recently of Michael Greaney, of Leitrim Middle, and originally Castleisland. Mike came to live in Moyvane in the 1980’s and raised his family in the parish before moving to Listowel. He set up a thriving business, “Fastfix Doors”, beside his home in Leitrim Middle. A pleasant, kind and helpful man who enjoyed life and whose family were his number one concern, Mike had no symptoms of illness up to a short time before his untimely death. He is survived by his wife Betty, daughters Marguerite, Catherine, Lisa, and Noreen, sons Kevin and Thomas, sister Nora, and brother Jim, daughter-in-law, sons-in-law, sisters-in-law, brother-in-law and grandchildren. His Requiem Mass was celebrated in The Church of the Assumption, Moyvane with burial afterwards in Ahavoher Cemetery. Sincere sympathy to all his family.