Welcome to Fr. Caseys GAA Website !!!
Established in 1884 by Father William Casey, Fr. Caseys GAA Club has been one of the most successful clubs in the history of Limerick Gaelic Games. Located in the West Limerick parish of Abbeyfeale, Fr. Caseys GAA Club have won the County Senior Football Championship on a remarkable 8 occasions and contributed many great players to County teams over the years. In addition to their Senior triumphs Fr. Caseys have also enjoyed numerous Intermediate, Junior, U21, Minor and Underage Gaelic Football successes during their proud history. Competing at the highest level at all age groups and having numerous county representatives, the future looks very bright for our proud club.
Missed the Game? Want to keep up to date with the latest club news? Fr. Caseys club website aims to keep avid supporters updated with the latest news, fixtures and results.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who was Fr. William Casey?
Fr. William Casey was born in 1840 in the parish of Kilbehenny/Angelsborough,
Co. Limerick. Ordained as a priest in 1868, Fr. Casey was appointed permanently as a curate to Abbeyfeale on November 18th 1871. Fr. Casey was later appointed parish priest of Abbeyfeale, a position he held until his death in 1907. Not only a great servant to god, Fr. Casey was also a proud Irishman. As a follower of Michael Davitt, Fr. Casey became a leader in Abbeyfeale and its surrounding areas in the land league and the fight against landlordism. In addition to forming our proud GAA Club, Fr. Casey was also responsible for organising the building of a local community hall and forming a brass and reed band. Between 1904 to 1906 Fr. Casey was appointed chairman of the Limerick County Board.
Fr. Caseys GAA Club are very proud to have Fr. William Casey as our founder such was his contribution to his local parish, county and country.
Where is Fr. Caseys GAA Grounds?
If approaching Abbeyfeale from the Listowel direction, Fr. Caseys GAA Grounds & Pavilion will be visible on your left hand side, just prior to entering the town of Abbeyfeale. For all other approaches, enter the town of Abbeyfeale and follow the signs for the r555 regional road to Listowel. Leaving the town of Abbeyfeale on the r555 you will cross over the river Feale which divides the Limerick-Kerry Border. Once you have crossed over the bridge, Fr. Caseys GAA Grounds & Pavilion will be visible on your right hand side.
Who created this website?
This website was created in April 2007 by Maurice O'Connor. Maurice who works in the IT industry is an Abbeyfeale native and a member of the Fr. Caseys Senior Football Team.
Do I need a broadband connection to view this website?
No. A standard dial up internet connection is sufficient. While viewing the Gallery section of this website however it would be advisable to use a high speed internet connection for a more pleasant browsing experience.
Can I contribute to the Fr. Caseys Website?
If you have any comments on how this website may be improved or if you have content which you would like to display on our website please feel free to contact our website administrator via email at email@example.com.
Glin GAA History From Glin Notes
During the past ten weeks, we have looked back at finals, events, club players, officials and mentors from the past 120 years since Glin GAA club was founded in 1897. We would hope it provided readers with a deeper insight into the people who have contributed greatly to our club and recalled the names of those relatives, friends and neighbours who’ve created those memories. Perhaps in the future, if the interest is there, we will go back down memory lane once again. In the meantime, if anyone has old Glin GAA photographs, newspaper clippings or match reports, we’d loved to see them. If you would like to take a picture of it and send as private message to our Facebook page, we’d really appreciate it.
In the final part of series, we look at two reports from the not too distant past, concerning the Glin ladies team of the seventies and the ’85 title winning U15 team.
1976 Athea Tournament
In May 1976, a ladies football team was formed in Glin. Interest was high from the start. Glin entered both men’s and women’s competitions for the Athea tournament held in June of that year. The men’s team beat Abbeyfeale, Newcastle West and eventually Carraigkerry in the final.
In their first ever tournament, our ladies acquitted themselves with aplomb. Under the guidance of trainer Mike Sheehy, they recorded notable victories along their way to the final. In that contest, it was the hosts who prevailed, with Athea edging a hugely exciting encounter by a single point. The Glin ladies team was as follows: Anne Normile, Betty Lane, Mary Fitzgerald, Catherine Scanlon, Margaret Sheehy, Margaret Fitzgerald, Jo Anne O’Connor, Mairead Culhane, Breda Holly, Mary O’Sullivan, Teresa Hogan, Kitty Lane, Helen McEvoy, K. Thornton, Mary Donoghue, Mairead Holly, Siobhán Culhane, Gretta Martin.
1985 U15 Football West Final
The under 15 footballers won the West final at Ballyhahill in November 1985. Under the guidance of Johnny Lyons, Henry Sheahan and the late Billy Martin, our fortunes in football and hurling significantly improved during the mid-eighties. The U15s team in that final was: Billy Sweeney, Anthony Scanlon, Mossie Meade, P. Reidy, J. Costello, Donal Sullivan, Peadar O’Loughlin, Michael Lynch, Tommy McNamara (0-1), Joe Danaher, Billy Martin (0-2), Ger Martin, Darren Tabor (2-0), M. Lenihan (3-0), Denis Daly (0-2), Mike Mulvihill, E. Culhane, Kieran Adams.
Sport Moyvane Notes for 2016
Moyvane Sport from Notes 2017
January 11, 2016
Well done to Niamh Flaherty who won the Carlton Grade E National Championships 2015, Women’s Singles in December and her brother James Flaherty also who won the Carlton Grade E National Championship 2015 Men’s Singles the same weekend. Listowel Tournament Results: Division 1&2 Ladies Doubles winner Elaine Hudson, Mixed Winner James Flaherty. Masters Winner Amanda Carmody. Division 3 Mixed Runner Up Carmel Hudson. Division 4 Mixed Winner Jamie Elliott. Best of luck to the Divsion 3 Men’s and Ladies who are in the final of the Men’s and Ladies League sponsored by Speedy’s Bar Moyvane and also to the Division 4 Men in the final of the Men’s League sponsored by Agri Auto Parts, Listowel on Wednesday night in Presentation Hall Tralee at 8pm.
The strength of Moyvane badminton was proven once again when Christopher O’Donoghue won the Connaught Open U-13 Boys Singles Championship last Sunday beating 2nd seed Matthew Cheung 21-19, 8-21, 21-17. Congratulations on winning this prestigious competition.
THE LOCAL THING
You know it’s very easy to lose sight of the local thing. We live here most, if not all of the time, and sometimes perhaps we need to go outside and look in to see and appreciate our own area. The strength of the community was proven in the recent sad funeral last week. Moyvane is blessed with many facilities that have been provided by people who give freely and willingly of their time. Con Brosnan Park, the GAA pitch was funded in the early seventies by Moyvane Carnival. Later, in the eighties, the Community Centre was built and paid for by Carnival funding. In the nineties the old Marian Hall was knocked and replaced by a new building that cost in the region of a quarter of a million. This was paid for by funds raised by the Blotto and Bingo and the debt finally cleared by the Moyvane 2000 draw. The hall is available to all organisations in the parish free of charge thanks to Moyvane Bingo and Blotto. In the naughties a committee was formed with the purpose of building a playground for the little people and in a short time they got on with it and look what we have now, the best playground in North Kerry and West Limerick and perhaps beyond, so the local thing does work and with the help of everyone our parish can be a better place.
5K A DAY TO HELP STACKS PLAY
The 5k in aid of Daniel, David and Tommy Stack to raise funds for their soccer power wheelchairs is up and running. Starting this coming week there is an opportunity for more of us to get involved in this very worthy fundraiser. Sponsorship cards are available from Noel Stack and Pat Fitzgerald. A gathering at Murhur N.S.at 8pm nightly where you will be guided on the specially mapped out route. Even if you are not involved walking or jogging, you may wish to give a donation.
It is with a heavy heart that we write this weeks Moyvane GAA Notes. The shock and sadness we all felt on hearing of Paddy Curtin’s tragic accident before Christmas saw the GAA and Community as a whole gather together in prayer and hope for his recovery when the Club requested a Mass that saw a packed congregation gather in the Church of the Assumption on Monday, December 28th. Paddy passed away on Tuesday, December 29th and on hearing this heart-breaking news dismay, despair and desolation spread rapidly through Moyvane. Paddy’s high standing in Moyvane, North Kerry and far beyond was evident by the thousands who travelled to pay their respect and share sympathy with his loving family both at his Removal and Requiem Mass. We know that whatever grief we feel as a Club and Community is greatly multiplied for the Curtin Family, Dad John, Mom Eileen, Sisters Linda and Evelyn and Brother in Law Adrian. We can only promise to give them every support needed during this difficult time and into the future. Rest in Peace Paddy, we will miss you. Our Clubmate – Our Friend.
January 21, 2016
Moyvane had great success last Wednesday night in the Men’s and Ladies League Finals winning 3 titles. Division 3 Ladies defeated Killarney 4-2 in the Ladies League sponsored by Speedys Bar Moyvane. Team: Helen Flaherty, Francine Collins, Carmel Hudson, Jenelle Griffin, Niamh Flaherty and Amanda Carmody. Divsion 3 Men defeated Killarney 4-0 in the Men’s League sponsored by Speedys Bar Moyvane. Team: James Sheehan, John Mulvihill, Timmy Noonan, Timmy Hanrahan and Chris McCarthy. Division 4 Men defeated Annauscaul 4-2 the Men’s League Final sponsored by Agri Auto Parts. Team: Jamie Elliott, Padraig Kearney, Timmy Flaherty and Felix Reali. Well done to all.
Munster Senior 2/Graduate C Championship was held in Killarney last Sunday. Results: Singles Runner Up Donnacha Moloney. Men’s Doubles winners Donie Enright and Timmy Duggan. Runners Up Donnacha Moloney and Timmy Noonan.
NOVICE CLUB SHIELD FINAL: After an exciting and sporting game where every ounce of effort was given on the pitch, Moyvane Seniors just lost out by the narrowest margin to Sneem/Derrynane in extra time of the Novice Club Shield Final played in Caherslee on Saturday last on a final score of Moyvane 0-10, Sneem/Derrynane 0-11. This game was a tight contest with the sides level on 8 occasions in normal and extra time. Every player gave their all and although they will be disappointed they didn’t snatch a victory they can be very proud of their efforts. Thanks to the Moyvane supporters who travelled on the day, it is very much appreciated. We congratulate Sneem/Derrynane on their win and wish them the Best of Luck in Munster. Team and Scorers: Brendan Galvin, Denis Kennelly, William Madden, Conor O’ Flynn, Eamon O’ Flaherty, Shane Stack 0-1, Owen Stack, Donal Leahy, Ian McCarthy 0-1, Joe Coulson, Brian Stack, Aidan Keane 0-1, Timmy Noonan 0-1, Cathal O’ Connor, Colin Enright 0-1. Subs: Martin Stack 0-5, Kevin Kennelly, DJ Keane, John Jack Mulvihill, Conor Leahy, Cathal O’ Connor. Manager: Diarmuid Leahy, Selector: Michael Walsh.
U21 NORTH KERRY CHAMPIONSHIP SEMI FINAL: Moyvane/Tarbert will play St. Senans in the 2015 U21 North Kerry Championship semi-final on Sunday, January 24th at 12 noon in Ballybunion. We wish the Team and Management the very Best of Luck.
MEMBERSHIP: Club membership is now open for 2016 at €40.00 for Players and €20.00 for Students and Non-Players. Membership will close in March.
AGM: The AGM of Moyvane GAA was held in the Marian Hall on Friday last. A large crowd attended the meeting and the following officers were elected for 2016:
President – Jerry Brosnan
Vice Presidents – Paudie Hanrahan, Liam Hanrahan, Stevie Stack, John C Cunningham, Eddie Stack, Fr. McNamara
Chairman – Johnny Stack
Vice Chairman – Mike Brosnan
Secretary – Aine Cronin
Assistant Secretary – Michael Walsh
Treasurer – Martin Kennelly
Assistant Treasurers – Teddy Keane, Gerry Mullin
PRO – Position Not Filled
Children’s Officer – Paddy Leahy
Coaching Officer – Shane Stack
Development Officer – Brian Stack
Scor Officer – Tara Mulvihill
Health & Wellbeing Officer – Katie Galvin
County Board Delegate – Eddie Joe Mulvihill
North Kerry Board Delegates – Michael Walsh & Aine Cronin
Senior Team Manager is Diarmuid Fitzmaurice along with Selector Michael Walsh. Senior Team Captain is Aidan Keane and Vice-Captain is Micheal Woods. Junior Team Manager is Paddy Leahy with Selectors TBC. U21 Selectors are Joe O’ Keeffe and Mike Ahern. Minor Selector will be Tommy O’ Donoghue with a second selector TBC. All team captains excluding the Senior Team are TBC. If anyone is interested in becoming Public Relations Officer for the Club please contact any Committee Member.
Pub Quiz In aid of Moyvane/Knockanure/Tarbert Ladies Football: On Friday, January 22 to raise much needed funds. Starting at 9.00pm sharp in Brosnan’s Bar there will be a raffle and spot prizes on the night. Your support would be greatly appreciated. Registration for Moyvane / Knockanure / Tarbert ladies football U8, U10, U12, U14, and U16 will be held after 11 O’clock mass in Moyvane on Sunday, February 07 in the Marion Hall
February 4, 2016
Division 4 Mixed League: Moyvane lost to Listowel 4-3 on Monday night but made amends by defeating Ballyheigue 7-0 on Wednesday night. Team: Louise Behan, Denise Collins, Michelle Corridan, Eileen McCarthy, Jamie Elliott, Padraig Kearney, Timmy Flaherty and Felix Reali.
Moyvane/Knockanure/Tarbert Ladies GAA Club wish to thank all for their very generous support towards their recent Pub Quiz. Many thanks to Brosnan’s Bar and all who donated spot prizes.
Registration for Ladies football U8, U10, U12, U14 and U16 will be held after 11.00am Mass in Moyvane on Sunday, February 07 in the Marian Hall.
February 9, 2016
Moyvane defeated Killarney 4-3 in the Division 3 Mixed League. Team: Timmy Noonan, Timmy Hanrahan, Chris McCarty, Niamh Flaherty, Helen Browne, Francine Collins and Carmel Hudson. Division 2 Singles Championship Winner James Flaherty and Runner Up Donie Enright.
2015 U21 NORTH KERRY CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL: Moyvane/Tarbert travelled to Knocknagoshel to take on Knock/Brosna in the 2015 U21 North Kerry Championship Final on Sunday last. The game was level at Full Time on a score of Moyvane/Tarbert 1-6, Knock/Brosna 0-9. At the final whistle after Extra Time Knock/Brosna ran out eventual winners on a final score of Moyvane/Tarbert 1-8, Knock/Brosna 1-10.
SENIOR NORTH KERRY LEAGUE RD 1: This year Moyvane are in Division 1A of the Senior North Kerry League and they start off their campaign against Brosna on Sunday, February 14that 2pm in Moyvane.
MEMBERSHIP: Club membership for 2016 is now open at €40 for Players and €20 for Student Players and Non-Players. Membership will close in March. Only paid up members will be considered for any All Ireland Championship tickets that the club may receive. Also only paid up members have a vote at the AGM.
February 15, 2016
Moyvane Division 5 defeated Annascaul 5-2 in Division 5 Mixed League. Team: Liam Greaney, Micheal Collins, Michael Nolan, Marie Kennelly, Charlotte Quinn, Aoife Curtin and Eileen Roche. Moyvane Division 3 defeated County 4-3 in the Division 3 Mixed League. Team: Timmy Hanrahan, Timmy Noonan, John Mulvihill, Chris McCarthy, Niamh Flaherty, Helen Browne, Francine Collins and Jenelle Griffin.
SENIOR NORTH KERRY LEAGUE RESULTS: Moyvane lost at home to Brosna in Rd 1 of the Division 1A North Kerry League on a final score of Moyvane 0-10, Brosna 1-14. Moyvane Scorers: Martin Stack 0-6, Brian Stack 0-1, Aidan Keane 0-1, Joe Coulson 0-1 and David Moloney 0-1.
SENIOR NORTH KERRY LEAGUE FIXTURES: Moyvane are at home to Beale in Rd 2 of the Division 1A North Kerry League on Sunday, February 21st at 2pm.
March 2, 2016
Division 3 and 5 Doubles Championships took place last weekend. Results: Division 3 Ladies Doubles winner Niamh Flaherty and Michelle Kearney Runners Up Helen Browne and Francine Collins. Division 3 Mens Doubles Winner James Sheehan Runners Up John Mulvihill and Timmy Noonan. Division 5 Mens Doubles Runners Up Liam Greaney and Oliver Carmody.Division 5 Mens League: Moyvane A defeated Causeway 3-1. Team: Liam Greaney, Oliver Carmody, Micheal Collins and Micheal Nolan. Moyvane B were defeated by Ballyheigue. Team: Padraig Hanrahan, Timmy Larkin, Michael Moore and Marslowof.
Division 3 Mixed League Moyvane defeated Castleisland 5-2. Team: Timmy Noonan, John Mulvihill, James Sheehan, Chris McCarthy, Helen Browne, Carmel Hudson, Amanda Carmody and Jenelle Griffin.
March 10, 2016
Moyvane Division 5 A defeated Annascaul 4-0 in the Division 5 Mens League. Team: Liam Greaney, Oliver Carmody, Micheal Collins, Micheal Nolan.
Moyvane were defeated by Killarney 4-3 in the Division 3 Mixed League. Team: Helen Browne, Carmel Hudson, Francine Collins, James Sheehan, John Mulvihill, Timmy Noonan and Chris McCarthy.
Division 2 and 4 Ladies and Mens Doubles Championship were held in Killarney last Friday night. Results: Division 4 Ladies Doubles Winner Louise Behan. Division 4 Mens Doubles Winner Jamie Elliott. Runners Up Padraig Kearney and Timmy Flaherty. Division 2 Ladies Doubles Winner Elaine Hudson. Division 2 Mens Doubles Winner James Flaherty. Runners Up Donie Enright and Timmy Duggan.
Results from the recent Kerry County Badminton Draw. Thanks to all who supported the draw. 1st Prize John Paul Murphy Valencia 2nd Prize Mary Falvey Annascaul 3rd Prize St. Michaels College Listowel. Well done and congratulations to Christopher O Donoghue who won the treble – singles, doubles and mixed U13 Munster Championship at the weekend.
March 23, 2016
Congratulations to all juveniles who played the Doubles tournament in Killarney last Saturday with great success. Winners: Girls u17 Marie Kennelly, u15 Ciara Hudson, u11 Grace Harrison who won the plate. Boys u15 winner Greg Horan. Runners up: Girls u11 Sarah Quinn, and Boys u11 Jack O’Donoghue. Well done to all.
During the past week there were two Mixed League matches played; On Tuesday night at home the Division 5 team were narrowly beaten 3-4 by Iveragh, Team was Marie Kennelly, Aoife Curtin, Charlotte Quinn, Olivia Quinn, Oliver Carmody, Micheal Collins, Micheal Nolan and Barry O’Callaghan. On Friday The Division 2 team travelled to Killarney and defeated Killarney 4-3. Team: Carmel Hudson, Francine Collins, Niamh Flaherty, Timmy Hanrahan, Donie Enright, Timmy Duggan and James Sheehan. On the same night the Division 5 Ladies were also in Killarney and they won 3-1 team Marie Kennelly, Charlotte Quinn, Aoife Curtin and Eileen Roche. On Thursday the Division 5 men were at home to Causeway and they won 3-1. This team was Shane Riordan, Padraig Hanrahan, Merek Jesko and Micheal Moore. The Knockout Cup for Division 4 was played in Killarney on Sunday. Format was Round Robin. Moyvane won two rounds but unfortunately lost a third round finishing in third place. Team was Eileen McCarthy, Bridget McCarthy, Louise Behan, Denise Collins, Jamie Elliott, John Newman, Felix Reali and Brian Griffin.
SENIOR CL RESULT: Moyvane travelled to Valentia on Sunday last in Round 1 of the Division 4 Senior County League and lost out on a final score of Moyvane 1-6, Valentia 2-11.
SENIOR CL FIXTURE: Moyvane are at home to Firies in Round 2 of the Division 4 Senior County League on Sunday March 27th at 2pm.
MINOR CL RESULT: Moyvane/Tarbert travelled to Churchill in a Round 2 backgame of the Division 4B Minor County League on Friday last and lost out on a final score of Moyvane/Tarbert 2-8, Churchill 3-15.
MINOR CL FIXTURE: Moyvane/Tarbert are away to Castleisland Desmonds in Round 4 of the Division 4B Minor County League on Saturday, March 26th at 4pm.
SCOR NA BPAISTI: Moyvane GAA were represented by the children of Murhur National School in the North Kerry Final of Scor na bPaisti held in the Marian Hall, Moyvane on Sunday last. Moyvane participated in 4 categories on the day, Solo Singing, Recitation, Instrumental Music and Ballad Group. When the results were called the ;Boro; cheers filled the hall as Aine Sheehy, Solo Singing along with Ava Fitzgerald, Conor Kissane, Jack O’ Donoghue, Aine Sheehy and Rebekah Sheehy, Ballad Group won their categories and now progress to the County Semi Final in the Tintean Theatre, Ballybunion in April. Micheal Kissane received second place in Recitation and the Instrumental Music Group of Ava Fitzgerald, Caoimhe Kearney, Mary Kearney and Rebekah Sheehy gave a great performance but did not get the adjudicators nod. The icing on the cake came when the Moyvane Club was named Overall Best Club and the trophy was accepted by Club Cultural Officer Tara Mulvihill. Huge congratulations to all of the children who performed on the day. It’s back to rehearsals now and roll on the County Semi Final.
April 12, 2016
Moyvane had a very successful week winning 3 out of 4 Mixed League titles. Division 4’s defeated Sneem/Iveragh. Team: Louise Behan, Denise Collins, Michelle Corridan, Eileen McCarthy, Jamie Elliott, Timmy Flaherty, Padraig Kearney and John Newman. Division 3’s defeated Killarney. Team: Niamh Flaherty, Carmel Hudson, Helen Browne, Francine Collins, James Sheehan, John Mulvihill, Timmy Noonan and Chris McCarthy, Division 2’s defeated Killarney. Team: Niamh Flaherty, Elaine Hudson, Jenelle Griffin, Carmel Hudson, James Flaherty, Donnacha Moloney, Donie Enright and Timmy Duggan. Well done to everyone. All three teams now go onto represent Kerry in the Munster finals in UL on Sunday week. Best of luck to all.
Division 5’s were very unlucky to be defeated by Killarney in a close game. Team: Marie Kennelly, Aoife Curtin, Charlotte Quinn, Olivia Quinn, Liam Greaney, Micheal Collins, Oliver Carmody and Micheal Nolan. Division 2 and 4 Mixed Championships were held in Killarney last Friday night. Results: Division 4 winner Jamie Elliott. Division 4 Plate winner Timmy Flaherty and Runners Up Louise Behan and Bryan Griffin. Division 2 Winners James and Niamh Flaherty, Runners Up Donnacha Moloney and Elaine Hudson. Division 2 Plate Winners Timmy Noonan and Krystle Crowley. Runners Up Chris McCarthy. Munster Championship was held in UL last Sunday. Well done to Division 3 Mixed Winner Carmel Hudson and Division 2 Mens Doubles Winner James Flaherty.
Congratulations to everyone who competed in the mixed doubles in Killarney last Saturday. We had great success. The winners for U17 Niamh Flaherty, U15 Ciara Hudson and U13 Christopher O’Donoghue well done to you all and your partners. The plate Winner was Eva Browne and runners up Aoife Bowler and Greg Hogan, well done to ye all. The results of the Kerry Badminton Art Competition U11 Aine Shine and U 15 Ciara Husdon well done girls.
SENIOR CL RESULT: Moyvane travelled to Ballymacelligott on Saturday last in Round 3 of the Division 4 County League and lost out on a final score of Moyvane 0-9, Ballymacelligott 0-15. Moyvane Team and Scorers: Brendan Galvin, Conor O’ Flynn, Owen Stack, Denis Kennelly, Liam Leahy, Shane Stack 0-1, Aidan Keane 0-1, Donal Leahy 0-1, John Jack Mulvihill 0-1, Kevin Kennelly, Con Mulvihill, Joe Coulson, Martin Stack, Timmy Noonan 0-4, Colin Enright 0-1. Subs: Niall Mulvihill, Gearoid Stack Mulvihill, David Moloney, Micheal Woods and Mark Mulvihill.
SENIOR JUNIOR CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP FIXTURE: Moyvane are away to Listry in the Junior Club Championship on Sunday, April 17th at 2.30pm. The winners of this game will compete in the Premier Junior Championship. The losing team will compete in the Junior Championship.
JUNIOR NKL RESULT: Moyvane B lost out away to Clounmacon in Round 2 of the Division 3 North Kerry League on Tuesday, April 5th on a final score of Moyvane B 1-9, Clounmacon 2-11. Moyvane Scorers: David Moloney 1-2, John Jack Mulvihill 0-4, James Flavin 0-1, Patrick Moloney 0-1 and Diarmuid Leahy 0-1.
JUNIOR NKL FIXTURE: Moyvane B are at home to Ballyduff B in Round 4 of the Division 3 North Kerry League on Tuesday, April 19th at 7:00pm.
€100 Lotto: You can still avail of the €100 Club Lotto where you are entered into the draw for a year and get two free draws within that year. For more details contact any of the Moyvane GAA Officers.
FEILE: The Moyvane U14 team are competing in Feile in June. This year the competition is being held in Kerry and Moyvane will be hosting Liffre GAA, a team from Brittany in France for the duration of the competition. Anyone who would be willing to provide spare rooms for the travelling supporters please contact Club Feile Officer James Kennelly on 0876411324 for further details.
SCOR NA BPAISTI: The children of Murhur National School gave great performances in the County Semi Final of Scor na bPaisti in the Tintean Theatre, Ballybunion on Sunday last. The Moyvane GAA Ballad Group gave rousing renditions of James Connolly and Padraig Pearse. Unfortunately for Ava, Conor, Rebekah, Jack and Aine they didn’t get the nod from the adjudicators but they can be extremely proud of their efforts and know that they gave a fantastic performance on the day along with great dedication during rehearsals. We hope they will now look forward to competing again next year. The club would like to give a huge congratulations to Aine Sheehy whose performance in the Solo Singing Category won over the adjudicators and she now progresses to the Scor na bPaisti County Final in Foilmore on Sunday next, April 17th at 2:00pm. We wish Aine the very best of luck in the final along with the Quiz team of Micheal Kissane, Rian Quinn, Jack O’ Connor and Aidan Swan who will also compete on the day in the ISK Secondary School, Killorglin at 11.00am, and to the Club Scor Officer Tara Mulvihill.
STRICTLY COME DANCING: Moyvane GAA Club are hosting Strictly Come Dancing on Sunday, May 1st in the Community Centre at 8:00pm sharp. Tickets (€20) are already on sale and it looks like they are selling out fast. Anyone interested in attending the event can contact Club Officer Katie Galvin on 0870568209. The dancers are working hard at rehearsals and the Judges have been announced. The important task of picking the winning dancers goes to Club Chairman Johnny Stack, Local Irish Dance Teacher and former Riverdance member Johnny Cronin, Miss Universe Ireland 2011 Aoife Hannon and Independent TD Michael Healy Rae. The dancers taking part in the event are Owen Stack, Siobhan Fitzgerald, Shane Stack, Regina Galvin, Diarmuid Fitzmaurice, Sean Walsh, Diarmuid Leahy, Shauna Foley, Brendan Galvin, Kevin Kennelly, Fiona Buckley, Aine Scannell, Tara Mulvihill, Marie Stack, Norella Molyneaux, Karina Stack, Brenda Kennelly, James Fogarty, Liam Corridan and John Mulvihill.
April 21, 2016
Moyvane had a another successful week winning 3 Munster League titles our Division 2, 3 and 4 Mixed Teams. Huge congratulations to all.
Division 4 Team: Louise Behan, Denise Collins, Michelle Corridan, Eileen McCarthy, Jamie Elliott, Timmy Flaherty, Padraig Kearney and John Newman.
Division 3 Team: Niamh Flaherty, Carmel Hudson, Helen Browne, Francine Collins, James Sheehan, John Mulvihill, Timmy Noonan, Timmy Hanrahan and Chris McCarthy.
Division 2 Team: Niamh Flaherty, Krystle Crowley, Jenelle Griffin, Carmel Hudson, James Flaherty, Donnacha Moloney, Donie Enright and Timmy Duggan. Well done to everyone. All three teams now go onto the All Irelands in Dublin on Sunday, May 8. This is a massive achievement for the club. Best of luck to all
May 5, 2016
All roads lead to Dublin this weekend for the Division 2, 3 and 4 Mixed League teams who are playing in the All Ireland Finals on Sunday, May 8. This is some achievement. Good Luck to all. Have a great time and bring home the trophies.
May 10, 2016
Huge congratulations to Moyvane Division 3 Mixed League Team who brought home Gold from the All Ireland League Finals in Dublin last weekend. Team members were Timmy Noonan, John Mulvihill, James Sheehan, Timmy Hanrahan, Chris McCarthy, Niamh Flaherty, Helen Brown, Francine Collins, Carmel Hudson, Jenelle Griffin, Amanda Carmody and Krystle Crowley. Team Managers Pat Kearney and Donnacha Moloney. Well done also to the Division 2 and 4 Mixed League Teams who played very well on the day and were unlucky to miss out on silverware. This is an incredible achievement for our club and well done to all involved. Thanks to all the local clubs and businesses who donated sponsorship over the past few weeks. Kerry Badminton Social on Saturday 14th of May. Contact Eileen Roche for tickets.
May 20, 2016
May 25, 2016
THANK YOU: Moyvane GAA would like to thank everyone who helped make their Strictly Come Dancing Event a roaring success. A great night was had by all. It could not have been done without the help of many generous sponsors, those who bought votes and tickets and not to mention our dancers and dance teacher Cassie Leen. To anyone who helped out in anyway, we are very grateful. DVD’s of the night can be bought/ordered in Holly’s Gala or from Katie on 0870568209. Thanks again.
JUNIOR CL RESULT: Moyvane had a great start to the competition at home to Tarbert on Friday last winning the game on a final score of Moyvane 1-16, Tarbert 0-6. Team and Scorers: Diarmuid Fitzmaurice, Mark Mulvihill, Timmy Kennelly, Micheal Woods, Liam Leahy, Denis Kennelly, Niall Sheehan, John Jack Mulvihill 0-1, Diarmuid Leahy, Gearoid Stack Mulvihill 1-2, David Moloney 0-1, Niall Mulvihill 0-5, Joe Coulson, Martin Stack 0-6, Donncha Moloney 0-1. Subs: Patrick Moloney and Jerry Clancy.
JUNIOR CL FIXTURE: Moyvane are away to Beale in Round 2 of the Junior County League on Friday, May, 27th at 7.30pm.
June 7, 2016
July 4, 2016
LEANAMORE/BALLYLONGFORD FC 4 DAY SUMMER CAMP:
Lenamore/Ballylongford FC Soccer Summer camp for ages 7-12 years old. Only €25 per player from 16th-19th August at the Lenamore soccer pitch Ballylongford contact Brian on 0874545409 Come and have fun also learn new skills.
Congratulations and well done to the girl’s u13 indoor soccer team who won the Community Games Munster Final in UL on Saturday. The team will now play in the Finals in Athlone at the end of August. They will represent Moyvane/Knockanure and Kerry in the Finals. The team is Katie Keane Tara Enright, Keira Large, Megan Large, Ava Fitzgerald, Mary Kearney, Louise Leahy and Lauren Duffy. Well done to Katie on scoring the winning goals.
July 12, 2016
August 5, 2016
August 12, 2016
SENIOR CL DIV 4 RD 10: Moyvane are away to Lispole in Round 10 of the Division 4 Senior County League on Sunday, August 14th at 2.00pm.
ALL IRELAND FOOTBALL SEMI FINAL: Anyone who wishes to order tickets for Kerry v Dublin please ring Micheal Walsh as soon as possible on 0879817883.
Congratulations to the Moyvane/Knockanure U13’s girls indoor soccer team who have qualified to represent Moyvane /Knockanure in the National finals in Athlone. Well done ladies. You now have a busy time ahead. Hope you go all the way in the Final.
August 24, 2016
A BAG FULL OF BRONZE MEDALS
Warm congratulations and very well done to all associated with Moyvane Knockanure Community Games. In Athlone last weekend our U13 girls indoor soccer won the bronze medal in the All-Ireland Community Games. They did our Parish, their families and themselves proud. It was so nice after picking up their medals in Athlone, they arrived back to a celebration welcome in the Marian Hall. A special word of thanks to their Coaches and their Families who continue to gift these players with time, energy and guidance in continuing to help them use their football talents wisely. Thanks also to those who provided hospitality in the Hall.
September 5, 2016
Senior badminton resumed on this Mon at 8pm. New players welcome to try the game for two nights before joining club.
U8: Well done to our U8s who competed in a blitz last Sunday.
U10: In the Jim Corridan memorial shield in Listowel on Sunday, there were great performances by our lads who were runners up to Abbeyfeale in the A final. It was an exciting final and well contested to the end. Thanks to Listowel for the tournament and food afterwards.
U14: Well done to Moyvane U14s on winning their North Kerry League Div 2 semi-final, beating Bally/Asdee 3-17 to 3-04. The league final between Listowel Emmetts & Moyvane takes place on Tuesday Sept 6th @ 7pm in Ballylongford
U16:Congratulations to Moyvane /Tarbert U16s who won Div 7 of the County League last Thursday in Ballylongford, beating Ballyduff with a score of 4-21 to 3-02. Moyvane/Tarbert started very well building a sizeable lead but Ballyduff struck back with 3 goals before half time to leave it all square .The second half saw a very strong team performance, dominating possession and putting up a high score.
September 13, 2016
COISTE NA NOG
U10: A sixteen team blitz took place last Sunday morning in Tarbert including eight West Clare teams. We played three games, all against Clare opposition, Kilmilhil , Doonbeg and Naomh Eoin / O’Curry’s. Everyone seemed to enjoy the experience and thanks to John Dillon and Tarbert for organising it.
U11: The 2nd annual ‘Hughie Fitzmaurice’ Tournament in aid of Listowel Hospice will be held on the 25/9/16 at 11:30 in Moyvane
U14: North Kerry Div2 league Final was played in Ballylongford last Tuesday, where we played Listowel. The Final score was 4-10 to 4-06 in favour of Listowel. It was a very entertaining game in front of a large audience. Listowel showed their physical advantage to take an early lead but determination and skill saw us take a one point lead into the last few minutes. Unfortunately, a late goal for Listowel closed the game out.
U16: County district championship, Feale Rangers V Castleisland district at Finuge 12th September @ 6:15pm.
Training tops: Moyvane GAA training tops can be ordered from Ian McCarty 087 9964136 or Denis Kennelly 0876549406.adult 50Euro child 40Euro. Paid order will be sent on the 21st of Sept.
Video Race Night: Best wishes to Moyvane GAA on the Annual Fundraising ‘Video Race Night’ @ 9:30pm Thursday 15th Sept in Speedy’s Bar.
10 Oct 2016
Our AGM was held last Monday night 3rd October and the following are the officers elected for the coming season.
11 Nov 2016
The Knockout Cup was held in Killarney last Sunday. Results: Division 5’s were Runners Up. Team: Marie Kennelly, Aoife Curtin, Aoife Bowler,Jolanta Lagan, Miroslaw Jesko Kevin Hudson and Padraig Hanrahan.
Division 4’s were Runner Up. Team: Denise Collins, Eleanor Sheehan, Michelle Corridan, Ciara Hudson, Timmy Flaherty, John Newman, Micheal Collins and Liam O Connor. Division 3’s were the winners. Team: Francine Collins, Amanda Riordan, Carmel Hudson, Jeanelle Griffin, Jamie Elliot, William Flaherty and Chris McCarthy. Division 4 team defeated Kingdom 4-2 in the Ladies League. Team: Denise Collins, Eleanor Sheehan, Bridget McCarthy and Ciara Hudson.
THE 24TH VILLAGE FESTIVAL
The 24th Village Festival was held over the Bank Holiday Weekend kicking off on Friday, October 28th. The weather was absolutely beautiful and as you know weather in this country means everything. It really enhanced some of the festivities. The results of The Murhur & Knockanure Schools Art competition were announced on Friday afternoon. The standard of work was extremely high. Well done to all the students for such creativity. The art was on display in The Marian Hall for the weekend. The Development Association would like to thank all those who helped organise this competition especially the teachers in both schools. We would also like to say a special word of thanks to Brenda Fitzmaurice who judged the competition. First place winners in Knockanure National School were: Evan Rodgers, Conor Kennelly, Oran Stack, Grace Barrett, Brona O’Connor, Harry O’ Connor, Lucy Keane & Tara Enright. First place winners in Murhur National School were: Conor Mulvihill, Ellen Lally, Shiona Mulvihill, David Hunt, Aoife Scanlon, Cillian Hannon, Conor Kissane & Aine Sheehy. On Friday night the second Rambling House took place in the Marian Hall. Organised by Tom Moore the night was a fantastic night of great music, singing, story telling and dancing. P.J. Mulvihill was on sound for the night.
On Saturday morning there was a Children’s Art workshop with Annemarie Austin. This was held in the Marian Hall. A FIFA Playstation competition was also held in the Hall and the winners were David Brassil & Bobby Riordan. The 13th Boro Buffet took place on Saturday night with 140 people attending. The food by Denis Doody of Kingdom Kitchen Catering and his staff, was excellent and live music with Tim Somers had the floor full all night.
A packed day on Sunday included Bonny Baby & Glamorous Granny Competitions judged by Aoife Hannon. Winners of Bonny Baby Competition were: 0-12 months: Boy- Dylan Ryan. 12-24 months: Boy- Logan Shanahan. 0-12 months Girl- Arya Stack. 12-24 months Girl- Ava Burke. Glamourous Gran- Eileen Roche. The Puppet Show is always a hit with the children and this year was no different. The Dog Show was Judged by Betty Halpin and the winners were: Aobha Quinn, Zohra Leahy, Tracey Hogger, Kate Mulvihill, Michael Slemon, Rachel Foley & Laura Mai Leahy. Overall winner was Aobha Quinn with her dog Blondie. A Trade Fair & Farmers Market were all held indoors in the Community Centre. While all these were going on inside the Vintage was going on outside with the usual display of machinery and old farm equipment. Senator Mark Daly, Seanad Spokesperson for Foreign Affairs, the Irish Overseas and Diaspora & Chairman of the Ireland America Association, whose brainchild the 1916 Garden of Remembrance was, visited Moyvane to unveil garden number 365 on Sunday. In a moving ceremony he spoke eloquently before the Garden was blessed by Fr Kevin. Local historian John Looney gave an outline of local involvement and activities during the 1916 period. Timmy Joe Sheehan gave a beautiful and moving rendition of ‘Grace’. Following this Gabriel Fitzmaurice read the 1916 Proclamation. 16 roses were laid at the site by members of the local community followed by one minutes silence. The ceremony was concluded by Commandant Raymond McGibney Staff Officer of Collins Barracks who raised the Irish Flag. Moyvane now has the only Garden that coincides with the number of days in the year, 365.Sunday night was another great night of entertainment. It never fails to amaze me the amount of talent that surfaces when given the opportunity and a variety concert is the best platform for local talent. The lineup was Liam Corridan and Aoibheann McCarthy, Aíne Sheehy, Niamh Flaherty & Eoin Hand with dancers from The Johnny Cronin School of Dancing and All Ireland winner and multi talented musician Timmy Flaherty playing the banjo. The Boro Players opened the night with another great performance, a One Act play ‘Fledged and Flown’. M.C. on the night Tom Moore had the crowd entertained with his yarns. The night’s entertainment was a credit to all involved. Thanks to all those who took part and helped behind the scenes.
A Halloween Party & Fancy Dress took place in The Marian Hall attended by over 60 children. Dancing, singing and party games proved a great hit with all present and the costumes were exceptional. Winner of the Best costume was Kate Mulvihill.
Nov 18 2016
In the Division 4 Ladies league, sponsored by Speedys Bar, Moyvane defeated Listowel 6-0. Team: Denise Collins, Eleanor Sheehan, Michelle Corridan and Bridget McCarthy.
Division 4 Men’s League, sponsored by Agri Auto Parts, Moyvane B defeated Iveragh home and away. Team: Barry Callaghan, John McGrath, Timmy Flaherty, Brian Griffin and Liam Greaney. Moyvane A defeated Causeway home and away. Team: Micheal Collins, Padraig Kearney, Felix Reali, John Newman and Liam O’ Connor.
Division 3 Ladies League, sponsored by Speedy’s Bar, Moyvane defeated Castleisland 6-0. Team: Carmel Hudson, Jenelle Griffin, Francine Collins, Krystle Crowley and Amanda Riordan.
Division 3 Men’s League, sponsored by Agri Auto Parts, Killarney defeated Moyvane 5-1. Team: Jamie Elliott, Chris McCarthy, John Newman and Timmy Griffin.
November Handicap took place in Killarney last Sunday. Results: Division 5 winner Padraig Hanrahan and Division 3 winner Carmel Hudson.
Club Fun Tournament will take place Wednesday 16th at 8pm. All members welcome.
Nov 23 2016
Results from our Fun Tournament: Men’s Group 1 Winners Barry Callaghan and Liam O Connor, Runners Up Timmy Noonan and Liam Corridan. Men’s Group 2 Winners Padraig Kearney and John McGrath, Runners Up Micheal Collins and Felix Reali Ladies Group 1 Winners Amanda Carmody and Marie Kennelly, Runners Up Saorcha Fitzgerald and Aoife Bowler. Ladies Group 2 Winners Francine Collins and Eileen McCarthy, Runners Up Eleanor Sheehan and Bridget McCarthy. Moyvane Annual Badminton Tournament sponsored by Newtownsandes Co-op is on Sunday November 27th starting at 12.15pm.
28 Nov 2016
Annual Badminton Tournament Sponsored By Newtownsandes Co-Op was held last Sunday. Results: Division 5 Mike Corridans Garage Shield; Winners; Karen Lawlor Listowel and Oliver Carmody Moyvane beat Gerdi Mulvihill, Moyvane and Brendan Carroll, Causeway 21/18, 17/21, 21/16. Division 4 Eileen and Tom Roche Trophy. Winners; Michelle Corridan, Moyvane and Kevin O’Mahony, Ballyheigue beat Paula O’Sullivan Ballyheigue and Paul Hayes Listowel 21/17, 18/21, 21/19. Division 3 Eileen Brosnan Memorial Shield. Winners; Amanda Carmody Moyvane and Kieran Crehan, Killarney beat Jeab Workman and Tom Clear, Kingdom 25/27, 21/17, 21/12.
Division 3 Plate Winners, Men: Timmy Hanrahan, Moyvane and Brendan McGovern, Annascaul beat Jamie Elliott and Patrick Corridan 30/26. Ladies Division 3 Plate: Samira Hayes and Krystle Crowley beat Suzanne Smith, Killarney and Michelle Beazley, Kingdom 30/23. Division 2 Mail Rd Cross Garden Centre Trophy: Winners Ruth Concannon, Kingdom and James Leane, Listowel beat Saorcha Fitzgerald, Moyvane and Aidan McCarthy, Killarney 20/21, 21/12, 21/9.
The AGM of Moyvane GAA will be held in the Marian Hall on Friday, January 6th 2017 at 8pm sharp. Any motions or nominations must be with the Club Secretary Aine Cronin 0870906892 on or before Friday, December 30th.
GRMA REWARDS PROGRAMME
This year the GAA are rolling out the GRMA (Go Raibh Maith Agut) Rewards Programme. It will be available from January providing registered GAA members with access to exclusive discounts, special offers and the opportunity to earn points for going to games. Points can be redeemed by individual members or pooled for redemption by GAA Clubs. Members need their GAA membership number to register on gaa.ie/grma. Membership cards will only be distributed to members who have signed up to grma online and who have taken out 2017 membership with our club.
Dec 7 2016
In the Division 4 Ladies league sponsored by Speedy’s Bar Moyvane defeated Listowel 6-0. Team: Denise Collins, Eleanor Sheehan, Michelle Corridan and Bridget McCarthy.
Division 4 Men’s League sponsored by Agri Auto Parts. Moyvane B defeated Iveragh home and away. Team: Barry Callaghan, John McGrath, Timmy Flaherty, Brian Griffin and Liam Greaney.
Moyvane A defeated Causeway home and away. Team: Micheal Collins, Padraig Kearney, Felix Reali, John Newman and Liam O’ Connor.
Division 3 Ladies League sponsored by Speedy’s Bar Moyvane defeated Castleisland 6-0. Team: Carmel Hudson, Jenelle Griffin, Francine Collins, Krystle Crowley and Amanda Riordan.
Division 3 Men’s League sponsored by Agri Auto Parts Killarney defeated Moyvane 5-1. Team: Jamie Elliott, Chris McCarthy, John Newman and Timmy Griffin.
November Handicap took place in Killarney last Sunday. Results: Division 5 winner Padraig Hanrahan and Division 3 winner Carmel Hudson.
Division 4 Men’s League sponsored by Agri Auto Parts: Moyvane B defeated Killarney 6-0. Team: Barry Callaghan, John McGrath, Timmy Flaherty, Brian Griffin and Liam Greaney.
Moyvane A defeated Ballyheigue 6-0. Team: Micheal Collins, Padraig Kearney, Felix Reali, John Newman and Liam O’ Connor.
Division 3 Ladies League sponsored by Speedys Bar Moyvane defeated Castleisland 6-0. Team: Carmel Hudson, Jenelle Griffin, Francine Collins, and Amanda Carmody.
Results from Mixed Tournament held in Killarney last Sunday: Division 5 Winner Eileen Roche. Plate Runner Up Mirek. Division 4 Plate Runner Up John McGrath. Division 3 Winner Amanda Carmody and Runners Up Timmy Hanrahan. Division 1 & 2 Winner Niamh Flaherty.
A big thank you to Newtownsandes Co-op for sponsoring our Moyvane Annual Tournament this year and to Paddy Lynch and Tom Roche as well. Also thanks to all those who donated spot prizes: Speedys Bar, Mike Kennellys Hardware, Hollys Gala, Stacks Butchers, and Mike Corridan’s Garage.
Club Fun Tournament will take place Wednesday 16th at 8pm. All members welcome.
CLUB EVENTS: During the past week Moyvane GAA put our new Club Room to good use. On Thursday last a mass was held where Fr. Kevin blessed the Pitch and facilities and Club Members joined in prayer to wish our Club President Jerry Brosnan a speedy recovery. On Friday last the club hosted a Health and Wellbeing workshop for all players, coaches and committee members facilitated by the County Board and Jigs.
15 Dec 2016
THANKS: Thank you to all stewards and all who helped in the kitchen the when we hosted the North Kerry Championship Semi-final on Sunday last. As always everyone gave of their time and help and ensured that the event ran smoothly.
Division 4 Men’s League sponsored by Agri Auto Parts Moyvane B were by defeated by Annascual.Team: Barry Callaghan, John McGrath, Timmy Flaherty and Liam Greaney. Moyvane A defeated Ballyheigue. Team: Micheal Collins, Padraig Kearney, John Newman and Liam O’ Connor. Division 4 Ladies League sponsored by Speedys Bar Moyvane defeated Listowel 5 – 1. Team: Eleanor Sheehan, Bridget McCarthy, Michelle Corridan and Louise Behan. Division 3 Men’s League Moyvane defeated Kingdom. Team: Timmy Griffin, Timmy Hanrahan, William Flaherty and Jamie Elliott.We are delighted to say that Moyvane Badminton Club are shortlisted for Badminton Club of the year in Ireland. Awards night takes place this Saturday night. Results from Munster Tournament held in UL last Sunday. Mixed Winners Timmy Hanrahan and Jeab. Men’s Doubles Runner Up Timmy Hanrahan and Jamie Elliot.
20 Dec 2016
It gets better. Last Saturday night at the Hilton Airport Hotel, Dublin, the results of the Badminton Club of the Year was announced and guess who won? Moyvane Badminton Club. Three clubs were shortlisted, Moyvane, Oranmore, Galway and Fair Play Club, Dublin. This is a huge achievement considering there are almost 300 clubs in the country. The city clubs, particularly Dublin clubs, have a massive advantage over the clubs down the country. They have the best of coaching at their fingertips and travel is not a problem. Winning the Division 2, 3 & 4 Leagues in Kerry the teams went on to win Munster and they capped it all by winning the All Ireland in Dublin last May but now Moyvane are top of the pile. Say it again, CLUB OF THE YEAR. Well done, you have done Moyvane proud.
RECENT BADMINTON RESULTS: Division 5 Mixed League Moyvane defeated Causeway 4-3. Team: Aoife Bowler, Marie Kennelly, Erin Stack, Gerdi Mulvihill, Merick, Oliver Carmody, Padraig Hanrahan and Liam Corridan. Division 4 Men’s League sponsored by Agri Auto Parts Moyvane B were by defeated by Annascual. Team: Barry Callaghan, John McGrath, Timmy Flaherty and Liam Greaney. Moyvane A were defeated by Listowel. Team: Micheal Collins, Felix Reali, John Newman and Liam O’ Connor. Division 3 Men sponsored by Agri Auto Parts were defeated by Killarney 4-2. Team: William Flaherty, Jamie Elliott, Timmy Griffin and Micheal Collins.
Jan 11 2017
AGM: The AGM of Moyvane GAA was held in the Marian Hall on Friday last. Officers elected on the night for 2017 are as follows.
President – Jerry Brosnan
Vice-Presidents – Paudie Hanrahan, Liam Hanrahan, Stevie Stack, John C. Cunningham, Eddie Stack, Fr. Kevin McNamara
Chairman – Michael Walsh
Vice-Chairman – Mike Brosnan
Secretary – Aine Cronin
Assistant Secretary/PRO – Katie Galvin
Treasurer – Martin Kennelly
Children’s Officer – Paddy Leahy
Coaching Officer – Shane Stack
Development Officer – Bryan Stack
Cultural Officer – Tara Mulvihill
Health and Wellbeing Officer – Vacant
County Board Delegate – Eddie Joe Mulvihill
North Kerry Board Delegates – Micheal Walsh and Aine Cronin.
Finance and Field Sub-Committees will be finalised in the coming weeks.
Senior and Junior Team Management will be confirmed shortly.
U21 Selectors – Johnny Stack and James Kennelly
Minor Selector – Tommy O’ Donoghue plus another to be confirmed.
Senior Captain for 2017 is Mike Woods.
TARBERT COMPREHENSIVE SCHOOL FOOTBALL TEAMS 40TH ANNIVERSARY RE UNION: will take place on Sat Dec 17th 2016 in the Swanky Bar Tarbert 9pm sharp, with food, entertainment and Presentations This is a get together of all our Players, with our P.E Teacher/ Team Trainer Mr Jimmy Deenihan from the four Teams that won the Russell Cup [Kerry Colleges u15 Championship] in 1976 over St Michaels College Listowel, Won it again in 1977, over St Brendan’s College Killarney, but failed in their, bid for three in a row, losing in 1978 over St Michaels College. The Members of that u15 team, went on to win the Kerry Colleges County Cup, and Won a Munster Colleges Corn Na Carraige in 1978 over Youghal in Kanturk. The Previous year 1977, they lost out in the Munster Colleges to the same opposition in Banteer, Tarbert Comp missing a Penalty in the last kick of the Game [Costly]. They also lost by just one point to St Brendan’s College in the Dunloe Cup, [Kerry Colleges U16] and the Semi Final of the O’Sullivan Cup. There were talented players at that time and among them were John Kennedy, who won 3 All Ireland medals with Kerry in the mid ’80’s; Ciaran Culhane who played full back for Kerry Seniors in 1991, Pa Foley, while Mike Kissane, James Doherty, and John Kennedy won a Munster Minor Final in 1981. While Tarbert man Liam Liddy won a Munster U21 Medal with Kerry in 1983 and Tom Quaid and Liam Long who played with the Limerick Senior Football Team. Most of these Players went onto to win North Kerry Championship Medals, West Limerick Championships with their Clubs, and County Championship Medals with their Districts also. Christy Killeen [ Milltown Malbay] and now with the Kerry County Gaa Board, and Finbarr Carrig [RIP] also assisted with the training,
Kerry Sentinel 1878-1916, Wednesday, 10 March, 1909; Page: 3
The trial by court-martial has been begun at Oran of a number of German soldiers of the Foreign Legion, who are charged with deserting from the garrison of Ain El Hadjar on December 14th last, and taking their arms with them. A soldier named Pal, alias Cabur, described as the leader of the deserters, is among the prisoners on trial.
The County Championships MATCHES AT TRALEE.
There was a moderate attendance of spectators in the Tralee Sportsfield on Sunday when Listowel overthrew Lispole in the first round of the football Championship for 1908 and Lixnaw were awarded the hurling match against Ballyduff, owing to the latter's refusal to abide by a decision of the referee. The morning was showery and cold, but this did not prevent a large contingent from travelling from North Kerry, especially from Listowel where general interest was felt in the football contest. A pleasing feature of the day was the punctuality observed by the County Board in carrying out the fixtures, and we hope to see a continuance of this in future matches. A blot on the day's sport, however, was the scenes of rowdyism which marred and spoiled the hurling match.
Listowel—2 goals 14 points. Lispole—Nil. The football game started a few minutes after 1.30 p.m, the appointed time. Listowel immediately rushed to their opponents ground, but Casey, saved the situation for Lispole. After some midfield play. Murphy getting possession scored Listowel's first point. Manning kicked out well for Lispole, but Kennelly, Sheehy, and M'Donnell, with a nice bit of combined play, brought the leather back to Lispole territory where another minor was scored. Lispole rushed several times but their forwards were very faulty and failed to score. Their back division, too, was weakened by the absence of Brosnan and Scanlon, and the Listowel forwards worked havoc during the first half-hour. They kept attacking repeatedly and aided by the strong breeze blowing from the direction of the town, registered several points. Again and again Lispole lost good chances either through miskicking or lack of combination. Great cheering followed each score by the North Kerry men and when M'Donnell sent in a clever goal, the applause was deafening. This was followed by several other points, giving Listowel the lead at half-time of 1 goal, 9 points, to nil. On resuming, Lispole looked like scoring immediately but Landers foiled Brosnan's attack, and play was transferred to centre-field once more. Casey, who Was playing a great game, was unable to turn the tide of fortune and the Listowel men showed their superiority in this half-hour also. Swarming down on their opponents twenty-one yards mark, they increased their lead by several minors and subsequently by a goal. Kelly, for Lispole played a great game during this half-hour and made several fine runs along the left wing, but Lispole had now no hope, and were playing a spiritless game. A row occurred a few minutes before the call of time, resulting in the prompt ejection of a Lispole player from the field. The full-time whistle sounded shortly after, leaving Listowel winners on the above score.
Mr Frank Cronin refereed.
Lixnaw—1 goal 3 points.
Several scenes of violence took place during the hurling contest, an d the referee, Mr J M'Donnell, had a busy time. Lixnaw played the better game, putting up 1 goal and 3 points while their opponents failed to score. The Ballyduff men left the field about ten minutes before fulltime owing to the action of the referee in ordering off a Ballyduff player who was responsible for a row, and Mr M'Donnell awarded the game to Lixnaw.
History of the North Kerry Board
When County Convention of 1924 adopted a Listowel motion calling for the setting up of Divisional Boards to promote Hurling and Football all over Kerry, the stage was set for eighty six exciting years and eighty six tumultuous years in North Kerry.
Maurice McGrath, the then Postmaster of Listowel was the genius behind the motion and it was fitting that he should be the first President of a North Kerry Board. Six Clubs affiliated for the new League, Ballydonoghue, Ballylongford, Duagh, Faha, Listowel and Moyvane. Five pound grant was given to each team, five sets of jersies were to be obtained, Listowel having their own already and the winners were to get a set of gold medals while the runners up received a football. The competition was won by Moyvane in that famous match known as the "North Kerry All Ireland". But it was not the first league in North Kerry. In 1918/20 leagues had been run under the aegis of a league Board set up under the auspices of Listowel club. Listowel won the 1918 league, and Dromlought (Ballydonoghue) that of 1919/20.
Many players brought themselves to the notice of the County selectors through playing in the North Kerry League, and when Maurice McGrath died in 1928 other hands took up his work, and steered the Board through the bitterness which was engendered in the early 30s, the difficulties of the "Emergency" and the emigration of the 50s.
Junior, Minor and Intermediate competitions were played, and in the 1950s Juvenile competition begun, and have been extended to the different age groups over the years. The original six clubs are now seventeen and the 31 games of 1924 have grown to almost 300.
GAA: Knockanure GAA Club held a great night at the Community Centre on 12th October 2013, to mark the 40th Anniversary of the 1973 Division 2 North Kerry Football Championship win. Attendance included, brothers Brendan and Willie Stack, brothers Michael and Pat O Connor, brothers Frank, Jim, Patsy and Maurice Collins, Tom O Connor Keylod, Jim Moore and his wife now living in Galway, Also from Galway came Lisa Moore daughter of the late Willie Moore, Gerry Coen also made the trip from Galway. Anthony Maher Kerry Footballer presented trophies to the players to mark the 40th anniversary of their win, Jerry and Ann Woods sponsored the trophies. Fr Tom McMahon, Fr Brendan O Callaghan and Fr John Lucid were also in attendance. John Looney who travelled long journeys 40 years for training and to attend matches sang a song composed by Willie Finucane describing the match and praising the players, while Gabriel Fitzmaurice sang a newly composed song extolling the virtues of the 1973 players. The Club would like to thank the Community Centre for providing their facilities and thank Maureen Stack and her staff for providing the meal.
Gabriel Fitzmaurice sings
When we won our first 3 All Irelands in 1903,1904 and 1909 it was Tralee Mitchels who represented Kerry, how many of those players were actually from Rock Street the home turf of Austin Stacks I dont know, but Austin Stack himself played in the first 2 years captaining Kerry in 1904. It was 17-a-side back then too.
1903 - KERRY (TRALEE MITCHELS): Thady O’Gorman (Captain), Paddy Dillon, Jamesey O’Gorman, Maurice McCarthy, Austin Stack, John Buckley, Con Healy, C. Ryan, Charlie Duggan, Dick Fitzgerald, T O’Sullivan, Denny Kissane, Willie Lynch, P. McCarthy, Roddy Kirwan, Denny Breen, T.Sugrue.
1904 - KERRY (TRALEE MITCHELS): Thady O’Gorman, Jamesey O’Gorman, Billy Lynch, John Thomas Fitzgerald, P. Cahill, John Buckley, J. Myers, Dan McCarthy, Denny Curran, Austin Stack (Captain), Maurice McCarthy, Denny Breen, Denny Kissane, F O’Sullivan, Con Healy, Paddy Dillon goal, Roddy Kirwan
1909 - KERRY (MITCHELS): Paddy Dillon, Denny Breen, Maurice McCarthy, Tom Costelloe (Captain), Con Healy, J. McCarthy, J. Lawlor, F.Cronin, E. Spillane, C. Murphy, B.O'Connor, P. Kennelly, Paddy Mullane, Dick Fitzgerald, Johnny Skinner, M.J. Quinlan, J. O’Sullivan.
RYAN served in Moyvane
His cousin won 6 All Ireland Medals with Kerry
TARBERT, All Ireland Championship Medal Holders
Senior, 1903 Jim Wren, 1969 Tom O Donnell.
Junior. Thomas O Donnell, Mickie McElligott. Mickie Buckley.
Under 21, Gerald O Sullivan, Tommy Bridgeman. Shane Enright. Minor; Michael Wren. Mickie Buckley, Denis Dillane. Kieran O Connor, Fr. Tommy O Hanlon, Fintan Scannell, Tommy Bridgeman.
LISTOWEL, 1909, First Listowel GAA Clubmen win all-Ireland Senior medals: Jack Kennelly and Paddy Mullane.
1959, Garry McMahon wins GAA All-Ireland Senior Medal.
1962, Garry McMahon wins 2nd All-Ireland medal.
1975 Tim Kennelly of Listowel wins 1st All-Ireland GAA Senior Medal.1978, Tim Kennelly wins 2nd All-Ireland Senior Medal. 1979, Tim Kennelly captains Kerry to win Sam Maguire and wins 3rd All-Ireland medal. 1980, Tim Kennelly wins his 4th All-Ireland medal and wins (Man of the Match Kerry V Roscommon). 1981, Tim Kennelly wins his fifth Senior all-Ireland medal.
1986, Stephen Stack Wins First All-Ireland Senior Medal; 1997, Stephen Stack Wins his Second All-Ireland Medal.
1999, Gary Stack Wins Cork Senior Championship Medal With UCC; Noel Kennelly And Brian Scanlan Play For Kerry Senior GAA Team; Tadhg Kennelly Leaves For Australia . 2009, Tadhg Kennelly returns home and wins All Ireland Senior medal
2000, Noel Kennelly win his first Senior All Ireland Medal.
2004, Noel Kennelly wins his second All Ireland Medal; Brendan Guiney wins his first All Ireland Medal. 2006, Brendan Guiney wins his second All Ireland Medal.2008, Ger McCarthy wins All Ireland U21 Medal with Kerry.
2008, Caoimhe O’Sullivan, Sorcha McNulty, Laura Foley, Eilish Dillion and Aishling Neville win All Ireland U14 Championship.
History of the North Kerry Board
When County Convention of 1924 adopted a Listowel motion calling for the setting up of Divisional Boards to promote Hurling and Football all over Kerry, the stage was set for eighty six exciting years and eighty six tumultuous years in North Kerry.
Maurice McGrath, the then Postmaster of Listowel was the genius behind the motion and it was fitting that he should be the first President of a North Kerry Board. Six Clubs affiliated for the new League, Ballydonoghue, Ballylongford, Duagh, Faha, Listowel and Moyvane. Five pound grant was given to each team, five sets of jersies were to be obtained, Listowel having their own already and the winners were to get a set of gold medals while the runners up received a football. The competition was won by Moyvane in that famous match known as the “North Kerry All Ireland”. But it was not the first league in North Kerry. In 1918/20 leagues had been run under the aegis of a league Board set up under the auspices of Listowel club. Listowel won the 1918 league, and Dromlought (Ballydonoghue) that of 1919/20.
Many players brought themselves to the notice of the County selectors through playing in the North Kerry League, and when Maurice McGrath died in 1928 other hands took up his work, and steered the Board through the bitterness which was engendered in the early 30s, the difficulties of the “Emergency” and the emigration of the 50s.
Junior, Minor and Intermediate competitions were played, and in the 1950s Juvenile competition begun, and have been extended to the different age groups over the years. The original six clubs are now seventeen and the 31 games of 1924 have grown to almost 300. But the games are still as keenly contested as ever, even though the pitch invasions and the melees which lasted for half an hour are thankfully less common than former years.
Yes, the spirit and the dedication are still there, and a North Kerry Senior Medal is the pride of any players collection.
From Ballydonoghue GAA site
History of the Ballydonoghue GAA Club
Ballydonoghue GAA Club takes in the entireparish of Ballydonoghue. But this wasn't always the case. In the early decades of the 20th century, various townlands had their own teams taking part in County competitions and North Kerry competitions (after the formation of the North Kerry Board in 1926).
Ballyconry, Dromlough, Lisselton, Ballydonoghue, Gunsborough, Glouria, Guhard and Tullamore all had teams, not always at the same time, up to the 1930's.
After that there was only one club, taking in the whole parish, and in the 1940's it became a major in North Kerry Football. The club won its first North Kerry Championship in 1945 and two more before the end of the decade (1946 and 1949). Apart from threeof its players being regulars on the county team (Gus Cremin, Eddie Dowling and Mick Finucane), the club also provided the backbone of the successful Shannon Rangers side of the 1940's.
In the 1950's the men of Ballydonoghue continued in their role as kingpins of North Kerry Football winning the championship in 1952. This was also the golden age of Clounmacon and Duagh, and so Ballydonoghue were beaten at various stages of the championship from 1953 to 1958.
In 1959 they recaptured the crown.
Through the sixties and seventies the GAA continued to play an important part in the life of the parish, though success and silverware eluded the club. However the tradition of Ballydonoghue players representing their County continued (Jer D. O Connor, who captained the team in the 1965 All Ireland final and Johnny Bunyan).
The eighties were no more successful, though by then under age teams were frequent winners of North Kerry and County competitions, at different levels.
In the late seventies and eighties came the purchaseand initial development of our new home in Coolard. This was a remarkable achievement in recessionary times.
Collecting the money physically laying out the pitch, and building the stand and dressing rooms, were all done by a relatively small group of volunteers.Local Volunteering is central to the ethos of the GAA. The original work in Coolard, in particular, typifies this spirit of volunteerism. Undertaking this voluntary work is a million miles away from the corporate boxes in Croke Park.
The nineties sat the emergence of a very talented, up and coming senior team and in 1992 came the long awaited breakthrough. The North Kerry championship title was lifted for the first time since 1959. Great things were expected in the following years but unfortunately the 1992 success could not be repeated at senior level through the rest of the decade. The U21's did have an historic championship win in 1993 and the Juniors had some successes through the nineties.
The club again had a representative on the county seniors (Liam Flaherty).
The late 1990's saw the transformation of Coolard with major developement of the terrace, the dugouts and the playing surface, making it playable in all weathers and putting it up there with the very best pitches in the county.
The noughties have been no more successful for the seniors and we still await the return to former glory.
We've had tremendous success, through the '90's and '00's at U12's, U14's, 16's and Minor level, none more than the U12's of 2009 who won the County Division 1 title as well as the North Kerry U12 League and Championhsip and the Tommy Madden Memorial Championship.
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Moyvane Club History
article taken from "Souvenir Match Programme" of 1999 N.K. Championship Final)
Moyvane's record of success for all of Seventy years, is such that it would be impossible to do it justice in the space available here, in this 1999 match final programme. In any account, however brief, the following facts would have to be highlighted.
Records show that Newtown' played Dromlought in Murphy's field in Knockanure in 1917. The Line-out was: John O'Sullivan, Mossie Walsh, Joe More, Johnny McCabe, John Thade, Jimmy O'Mahony, Bill & Paud O'Sullivan, Paddy Finucane, Maurice Walshe, James ('Sonny') Harrington, Mike Goulding, Tom Stack, Jim Nolan, Tom O'Callaghan and Con Brosnan.
Newtown later participated in the North Kerry League organised by the Listowel club (the earliest established club in North Kerry), prior to the establishment of the North Kerry Board in 1925. Newtown, in fact, won the first ever North Kerry championship run by the board in 1925. One member of that winning team had already lined out for Kerry at midfield in the All-Ireland final of 1923, in which Kerry were defeated. However, the contribution of Con Brosnan, of whom I write, did not go unnoticed, even though Kerry had to give way, on the day, to Dublin. His immaculate fielding, precision, kicking and unflinching endurance on that occasion were destined to be oft repeated. Not alone for his native Moyvane but even more emphatically and importantly these qualities were to carry him to such a pinnacle of fame before his career's end as to be proclaimed among Kerry's greatest mid-fielders ever!
1923 was to be the first of Eight appearances for Con in All-Ireland finals for Moyvane's most famous son. Con won six All-Ireland medals. Thomas Mahony, his team-mate on the Moyvane of that time, followed him on to the Kerry team winning All-Ireland medals in 1926 & 1927. In these early days of Moyvane football, club games were played in Bill Stephen Stacks field, located just south of the village on the banks of the Ownamoy. County championship games were held, however, in John O'Connor's field, just across the road. North Kerry senior championship victories in 1925, '27, '28, '30 & '32 had enabled Moyvane to stamp their authority; on North Kerry football.
Besides Con Brosnan, the team abounded with footballers of great stature: Tom O'Callaghan, Paddy Windle, Tom O'Mahony, Dan Kearney, Joe McCabe, J.Brassil (goals), J.Finucane, W. O'Sullivan, J.Stack, Josie Enright, Paud O'Sullivan (father of renouned Finuge footballers: Tom, Tim & Christy and also a Kerry Team panellist of his era), W. Finucane, D.Mulvihill, J.J.Moriarty, J.Mahony, J.McCabe and John Flavin.
John Flavin won an All-Ireland medal with Kerry in 1937 and contributed hansomely to Kerry's eclipse by Galway in the All-Ireland final of 1938.
After winning four North Kerry championships in a row 1936 to 1939 (inclusive), Moyvane suffered a slump in football fortunes that was far from temporary. However, patient and dedicated addministrators kept the club going, through the forties and early fifties, when rural clubs were being deprived of their life-blood by the scours of unemployment and emigration. Success at administrative level was the club's main boast at this period, with Con Brosnan training the successful Kerry teams of '39 and '40 and acting as Kerry selector and later Munster Council representative for a number of years. (He also acted as chairman North Kerry Board from 1936-'42).
The emergence of a minor team in Moyvane, good enough to win a North Kerry Championship in 1954, heralded a new dawn of Moyvane footbal. The upswing continued until 1958. Moyvane marched to victory in the North Kerry championship. On that team were men who had upheld the honour of Moyvane during the lean years, energised and reinvigorated by the new blood from the '54 minor team.
Moyvane football was back with renewed vigour. Many felt another championship or two could be gleaned but few could visualise the golden era that was to ensue.
The early sisties were dominated by a truly great Moyvane team. Four North Kerry championshps and three North Kerry leagues were anexed from 1961 to 1966. In 1963 Moyvane the double of North Kerry Championship and North Kerry League and also won the Frank Sheey Tournament, a tournament which carried much prestige at the time. Liam Hanrahan won an All-Ireland medal with Kerry juniors in1963. Both Joe Sheey and Bernie O'Callaghan won National League medals with Kerry. The 1963 team lined out as follows: Ed.Stack (goal), Stevie Stack, P.J.Kennelly, Paudie Hanrahan, Brendan Sheey, John McEnery, Timmy Hanrahan, Liam Hanrahan (capt.), Maurice Stack, Des Broderick, Bernie O'Callaghan, Brendan Broderick, Tommy Mulvihill, Michael Hennessy, Colm O'Callaghan.
The 1964 championship win is especially memorable in that it was achieved without the services of Bernie O'Callaghan who was hospitalised for the final (v.Tarbert), a factor which militated against Kerry's chances against Galway in the All-Ireland final of the same year.
The 1966 final is probably best remembered for a great display at centre forward by John C.Cunnigham and an overall display that belied the teams's longevity, though pitted against a youthful and soon to be dominant Ballylongford team. An unsuccessful if gallant appearace in the North Kerry league final of '68 agains Tarbert was to be this team's swan song. Eleven of this team had represented Kerry in one grade or another during the team's ascendance. Prior to that Jim Brosnan and Micheal had represented Kerry at the highest level. Micheal winning an All-Ireland medal in 1953 and 1955. Having purchased the sportsfield in 1964, Moyvane set about funding its development mainly by means of staging an annual carnival. Avery successful tournament was held each year in conjunction with the carnival. Outright victory in the Moyvane carnival tournament was sought with fervour by all participating teams. Besides the upgrading of the pitch itself development was carried out in the area of dressing room erection, stand erection, concrete terrace, walled facade, etc. In the GAA centenary year of 1984, on June 17th, county chairman Frank King, officially opened the Con Brosnan Memorial Park.
Apart from a North Kerry minor championship win in 1968 and an unsuccessful appearance in the North Kerry senior Final of 1971, Moyvane had to wait until 1977 for their nexr major North Kerry title when they won the league, defeating Ballylongford in the replayed final.
Denied by Beale on five occasions, Moyvane again made the breakthrough in 1983, taking their first championship in 17 years. The team was as follows: J.Fitzmaurice (goals), N.Sheehan, M.Mulvihill, Noel Larkin, J.Stack, J.Mulvihill, E.Fitzmaurice,, M.Flaherty, T.Mulvihill, T.Keane, S Beaton, E.Sweeney, D.Mulvihill, P.Mulvihill and C.O'Callaghan (note: Johnny Mulvihill, no.6 on this team, had risen to fame, first in 1975 winning an All-Ireland minor medal, to be followed by U21 and senior medals subsequently).
An unsuccessful appearances in the North Kerry senior final of 1987 was followed by victory in the N.K U21 championship of 1989. In 1993 the club won their second ever minor championship (N.K.) after a 38 year lapse, a fact which enabled Moyvane to reach the North Kerry senior final of 1995. Moyvane gave a truly memorable display to oust a very good Listowel team in the final of 1995.
1996 saw Moyvane forced to give best to Finuge in the replayed senior final, after an epic draw previously. Although fielding strong teams, Moyvane failed to Ballylongford and to Ballyduff in '98, after a fine game of football saw them short by a point. And so on to 1999! "Hope springs eternal ..." they say. After a first round bye, Moyvane were faced with the unenviable task of bearding the Listowel Lion, dual champions in '97 and '98.
In many yeas of being present in Moyvane dressing rooms, this writer has to say that never before was there such a pervasive atmosphere of dedication, determination and total commitment. This carried Moyvane through agains a Listowel team who were hardly at their awesome best on the day.
And so, on to a semi-fnal joust with Ballylongford, those doughty warriors from Shannonside. In a game of swaying fortunes and perhaps with a nod of good fortune or two from lady luck, Moyvane won the day with two points to spare. Already this year Moyvane have annexed a county title in the Barrett Cup grade. To add the North Kerry senior championship of 1999 would be sweet indeed. All will be revealed today!
Guín rath agus ádh ar an dá fhoireann agus go raibh an bua ag an bhfoireann is fearr.
-Article taken from the 'Souvenir Match Programme' specially produced for the last North Kerry Championship Final of the century just past.
The AGM of Moyvane GAA was held in the Marion Hall on Friday, January 7th 2011 and was well attended. The officers for the coming year are: President – Gerry Brosnan, Vice-Presidents – Paudie Hanrahan, Liam Hanrahan, Stevie Stack, John C Cunningham, Eddie Stack and Fr. Lucid, Chairman – Johnny Stack, Vice Chairman – Mike Brosnan, Secretary – Micheál Walsh, Assistant Secretary/PRO – Aine Cronin, Treasurer – Martin Kennelly, Assistant Treasurers – Teddy Keane and Jerry Mullins, County Board Delegate – Eddie Joe Mulvihill, North Kerry Board Delegates – Micheál Walsh and Aine Cronin, Youth Officer – Paddy Leahy, Coaching Officer – Kieran Stack, Scór Officer – Elaine Scarlett. Senior Team Manager: Eamon Sweeney, Junior Team Manager: Maurice Kearney, U21 Team Manager: Jackie Mulvihill, Minor Team Manager: Joe O’ Keefe. Further details on team selectors/trainers will follow.
Coiste na Nóg AGM
Chairman: Paddy Leahy 087-1497154
Secretary: Mairead O' Sullivan 086-3689061
Treasurer: Neilus Mulvihill 087-6881810
PRO: Katie Galvin 087-0568209
Chairman Ger Greaney
087-9305889; Secretary Gráinne Mannix 087-3199716
P.R.O. Denis Meehan 087-2615501
Treasurer Ann Woods 087-2715367
By Pat Brosnan
The cheers ring ‘round the Gaelic Grounds,
They echo far away,
The Limerick football championship has come to sweet Athea,
The dream at last it has come true,
No longer must we wait,
They’ve brought the cup home to the West,
These men of sixty-eight.
The first they beat was Patrickswell,
Next did Askeaton fall,
Then Oola’s best they failed to test,
With our boys to play the ball,
Now came Treaty Sarsfields in the final game to play,
Some wise men shook their heads and said “they’ll surely beat Athea”.
The Autumn sun was shining on that field near Limerick town,
When they came from Clash and Cratloe, the Village and Knockdown,
From Knocknagorna’s hills as well, from Keale, Coole West, Tooreen,
From Gortnagross and Knockanair and the vales of sweet Dirreen.
Then old men’s thoughts they drifted back to the games they used to see,
And to the men who fought in harder fields to make our nation free,
Con Colbert, Gortnagleanna, Paddy Dalton came to mind,
Many hearts with pride were beating for those days long left behind.
But every face is turned now to the scene of the present day,
The Treaty boys they struggled hard but were no match for Athea,
And when the final whistle went there was no doubt who was best,
The cup had found a worthy home in it’s journey to the West.
Here’s to the men of sixty-eight with Con Mullane full back,
Tom Keeffe in goal beside him “Morgan” Moran and Sean Mack,
Ken Dermody, Frank Collins and Mike Hayes made no mistake,
And when Gerry Carey gets the ball the West is wide awake.
The Barrett brothers and Joe Keeffe were always to the fore,
And from a player like Timmy Woulfe no one could ask for more,
Murt Liston the young captain was indeed a shining light,
Kevin Dillon and Joe Brouder they too played with all their might.
The other men who also served, the subs behind the scene,
Tim Enright, “Haulie” Moran, and Pat Dalton from Dirreen,
Tim Keeffe and Danny Barry, Patie Moran, Jim Dillane,
Mick White and Jack O’ Connor too, strong men of brain and bawn.
We will always look upon you as the greatest of the great,
And in many a future battle we know we’ll never fail,
To bring the laurels often home to the town beside the Gale
Kerry Victory Poem
Hurrah, my lads, the task is done,
And down the gleaming rails
Fast speeding towards the setting sun,
Come home our Kerry Gaels.
We went in hope, we're home in joy,
Tis like the days of yore,
When men like Sheehy kindled fires
From Brandon to Rathmore
But Sheehy's spirit lives again,
His son is here today
And wearing on his youthful breast
A medal from the fray
And round him stood like rocks awash,
Or Skelligs in a gale,
The boys who held the "Slashers" dash
And made old Dublin fail
The game was but some seconds on
When Lyne shoy o'er the bar,
But came a Dublin counter blast
And scores were at a par
Then Freaney, wizard forward,
Sent up the flag once more
But Tadhgie Lyne soon answered that
With an equal brilliant score
To make the measure full and sweet
He added one for luck
Long may he live beside the Lakes
And then our captain struck!
John Dowling, leader of our team
Had made it four to two
Till twenty minutes had elapsed
When Boyle drove straight and true.
At four to three twas close indeed
But Garry stood his ground
And wave and wave of Dublin raids
Off Roche and Cronin bound;
These wild attacks were beaten back
And just before half time
The leather sped like bullet hot
A point by Tadhgie Lyne
Two points by Con's son Doctor Jim
Had filled our hearts with joy
Boyle scored once more, twas seven -four
Til Freaney and John Joe
Had points that made it eight to five
And how the crowd did roar
When Boyle again sent o'er the bar
To notch another score.
Sheehy's son said "Nine to six"
But Lyne could see no stop
And made it ten good points to six
With Kerry well on top
Said Murphy, "Give a chap a chance
Eleven is the score"
"You're wrong" said Lyne, "it's twelve
And cleared the bar once more.
Where are they now, the Dublin stars,
We cried as rose the toll,
But the green flag waved, twas Freaney's
Beat Kerry for a goal
They tried again to beat our men,
Who stood like those of old
Till the whistle blew in triumph flew
The Kingdom's green and gold.
God Bless you, Roche and Palmer
And Murphy, number two
You two O'Shea's, brave Sheehan
And Costelloe so true
And gallant Moriarty, though injured in
Fought hand to win in battle grim,
The shining cup that day.
And Culloty, full forward right,
A threat to Dublin's backs,
He flickered here and darted there
And guided fierce attacks.
Oh Dublin town is long and wide
It's men are strong and bold,
But we beat their pick, through thin and
The Doctor's training told!
name at the end of the ballad is P.CROWLEY, Headford, Co. Kerry.
WHO CAN BEAT THE KINGDOM SWEET?
(KERRY V ROSCOMMON, ALL-IRELAND,
1946 By Bryan MacMahon
The month it was October, aye, and forty-six the year
When Kerry and Roscommon clashed to make the victory clear.
Roscommon’s captain bragged before the glorious game began:
‘Today we’ll beat the Kingdom sweet, at horse or hound or man!’
Then up stepped Pat Bawn Brosnan from Dingle’s beauteous side;
‘I fought,’ said he, ‘with many a sea and many a raging tide,
As by the Blaskets foaming flank my fishing smack I ran –
For who can beat the Kingdom sweet, at horse or hound or man?’
Roscommon’s fields they may be sweet and soft the sheep lands there;
But, better far, the Southerners are reared out on mountain air.
And though our foes be sterling men and strive as heroes can,
Yet non may beat the Kingdom sweet from horse or hound or man.
I bid you, men, remember then the lovely hills of home,
The mountains brown o’er Dingle town, Valentia in the foam,
The Silver Feale, and sweet Tralee, Killarney’s heavenly plan –
For non may beat the Kingdom sweet for horse or hound or man.
Then out from all the thousands leaped a fleet Roscommon hare,
His colours caught the rising sun and floated free and fair;
But then a Kerry rooster crew as only roosters can:
‘O, none may beat the Kingdom sweet for horse or hound or man!’
Then to and from at centre-field the tide of battle rolled,
Till Casey and Pat Kennedy roused out the green and gold;
And when the final whistle blew the cheering people ran,
For none may beat the Kingdom sweet for horse or hound or man.
I pledge you ‘Danno’ in the ‘gap’, with Joe Keohane before,
Pat Bawn, the Lynes and Casey brave, who lead to every score;
Ted Connor and Pat Kennedy – Ned Walsh to lead the van!
O, who can beat the Kingdom sweet for horse or hound or man?
The forwards, too, I name them out, with ‘Gega’ in the lead,
Batt Garvey and Dan Kavanagh, with Falvey and O’ Keefe,
And lovely dark-haired Paddy Burke, who thrilled each partisan –
O, who can beat the Kingdom sweet for horse or hound or man?
I pledge you now Gus Cremin tall, that lithe Lisselton lad,
Who, fleet as deer, had gripped the sphere and drove all Ireland mad,
Who scored the final flaming point and crashed Roscommon’s plan –
For who can beat the Kingdom sweet for horse or hound or man?
I pledge you last within my verse the brave and friendly foe –
They’re sportsmen all, who played the ball in every ebb and flow;
But though they’re great, I now narrate to all Roscommon’s clan
Than none shall beat the Kingdom sweet for horse or hound or man.
From Kerry GAA site
Has 7,000 programmes and is a native of Kilflyn, despite approaching his 80th birthday, he still can remember back to when his interest or obsession with collecting programmes and GAA memorabilia.
" It was back in the early 50's that I saw people walking away from games and leaving programmes after them so I thought to myself that it would be a good idea to start collecting them. At time Eugie Powell used to publish programmes for all championship games. Later I joined a Programme Collectors Association in Dublin by paying a two pound subscription, so I would get a lot a match programmes that way."
Michael admits to getting programmes from contacts in counties like, Cork, Dublin, Roscommon, Clare, Galway, Armagh and the list goes on... He got lots of programmes back in the day from his first cousin, the late Donie Kelly, who was a bookmaker in Tralee, but used the work on the gates for the Munster Council at all big football and hurling games around the province, so Donie was a regular supplier of programmes.
The oldest programme in his vast collection dates back to 1932(the year Michael was born) "I have a Munster Hurling programme between Cork and Tipperary - it cost one old penny"
June 21st, 2012
by Maurice O'Mahoney
Inniu, taimid bailithe anseo i Reilig na Gaille chun slan a fhagail le laoch mor peile, Eddie Dowling. Togha fir, gan dabht faoin speir. Today, we gather here to bid farewell to a sporting great, who, because of his football ability, brought joy to countless Kerry supporters at home and abroad.
Eddie Dowling was born to Sonny Dowling and Ciss Lyons in December 1923, second eldest of a family of four boys and two girls. He grew up on the family farm in Gunsboro and, in time, he inherited the farm. He attended Coolard National School, where he was taught by David Dillon and, later, his son, Vincent Dillon. A North Kerry schools' league, similar to Cumann na mBunscol now, started and Coolard took part. Coolard won this league in 1938, Eddie's last year in school, defeating Ballylongford in the Final. The team captain was his brother Denis, affectionately known as "The Black". Two years later, at the age of sixteen, Eddie was part of the Ballydonoghue Team that defeated Dromlought, after a two replays, to win the North Kerry Junior League. In 1941 he wore the green and gold for the first time with the Kerry Minors. Apparently, on the Wednesday before the match Johnny Walsh called to him while he was working in the bog and told him that he was selected to play against Cork in Mallow in the Munster Semi-Final. On the Sunday morning a car came to take him to the match. In the dressing room Micheal O Ruairc called out the team. E. Daley was named in the half-forward line. Eddie, obviously, thought it was somebody else and didn't respond. A few minutes later he was asked if he was Johnny Walsh's man. He said he was and was promptly told: "In you go". Eddie scored two goals in the first half. Despite that, Cork led at half time by three points. He was moved to midfield in the second half. Kerry won by four points and went on to play Waterford in the Final. The All-Ireland Semi-Final, against Roscommon, was played in Tralee. The game ended in a draw. Roscommon won the replay and went on to win the All-Ireland title.
In the mid-forties the golden era of Ballydonoghue football was starting. Between 1945 and 1952 Ballydonoghue won the North Kerry League – the equivalent of the North Kerry Championship today – 5 times and Eddie was one of the main men involved in all those glorious victories. They came in 1945, 1946, 1949, 1950 and 1952. His brothers, Ticey and The Black also starred on all those teams and did his younger brother, Danny in the finals of 1949, 1950 and 1952. Eddie also played with Newtown (Moyvane) in the North Kerry League, as the rules then permitted. Eddie captained Ballydonoghue for ten years, including those finals, until he retired in 1955. Club secretary at the time, Jack Kissane, Glouria, was one of his biggest admirers.
In 1945 Shannon Rangers won a fondly remembered Co. Senior Football Championship, fondly remembered for the standard and intensity of many of the games played. He partnered Gus Cremin at midfield in that campaign. In the semi-final Rangers defeated Fitzgeralds, Killarney at the third attempt and it took a replay to defeat Legion in the Final. Apparently, the support for Rangers in that campaign hasn't been seen since.
Eddie played his first senior game with Kerry in 1944. In 1946 he was captain of the Kerry Team. In the Munster Semi-Final in Killarney Kerry defeated Cork, reigning All-Ireland champions. Waterford was defeated in the Munster Final. Kerry played Antrim in the All-Ireland Semi-Final. Two Ballydonoghue men – Eddie and Gus Cremin – formed the midfield partnership – hard to believe but true. It took Kerry a while to get to grips with Antrim's style of play, but get to grips with it they did and qualified for the All-Ireland Final. Roscommon, winners in 1943 and 1944, joined Kerry. Eddie was a sub in the Final and Gus Cremin was captain. The game ended in a draw. A broken leg ruled Eddie out for the replay. On top of that the captaincy was given to Paddy Kennedy. Gus brought an All-Ireland medal to Ballydonoghue. Eddie got no medal. Different rules for different times. In 1947 Kerry defeated Cork in the Munster Final. Eddie was a sub that day, much to the annoyance, apparently, of Johnny Walsh, who as a team selector. Eddie replaced the injured Paddy Kennedy in the semi-final against Meath, coming on the mark Paddy O'Brien, a highly-regarded midfielder of that era. Kerry won to qualify for the All-Ireland Final. The Final, against Cavan, was played in the Polo Grounds, New York City on 14th September. Books have been written about that day – the most historic of all the Finals played since the founding of the GAA. And Eddie played a huge part in it. He was playing superbly until he suffered an injury which removed him from the game. Johnny Walsh admitted it was one of the greatest exhibitions of catch and kick that he had ever seen. Kerry was leading by 10 points at that stage. Things were to change utterly subsequently. The referee, Martin O'Neill of Wexford, was blamed as was the heat, as was the fact that Dr. Eamon O'Sullivan wasn't present. The loss of Eddie Dowling was, in the view of many, the main reason why Kerry lost. The bright side was that the players who played in that Final are better known than many players who may have won three or four All-Ireland medals. Today, almost 65 years later, only two players remain – Frank O'Keeffe and Mick Finucane. Eddie continued to play for Kerry, winning an All-Ireland junior medal in 1954. In that same year he was a sub on the senior team that lost to Meath in the All-Ireland Senior Final – Eddie's final involvement with Kerry.
Eddie played for Munster in the Railway Cup, at a time when that competition could attract a full house to Croke Park, at a time when all the best players in each province wanted to be involved. He played on the 1949 Munster Railway Cup winning team, defeating Connacht in the semi-final and Leinster in the final, after a replay. Fellow clubman, Mick Finucane also played on that team.
Eddie was President of Shannon Rangers and President of the North Kerry Football Board up to his death. Eddie wasn't tall as most midfielders are today. But he had other qualities. First of all he was a natural footballer. He was naturally fit being a farmer. He had tremendous natural strength. He had a great leap for a ball. He had great determination and drive.
Eddie Dowling is no longer with us, but his name and his reputation as a great footballer will live on. He was a man who took everything in his stride. When he lost his wife, Noreen, a number of years ago he didn't throw in the towel. He thrived in adversity, always looking on the bright side. He will be greatly missed by his ten children, daughters, Eileen, Bernie, Mary, Teresa, Ann and Nuala and his sons, Eamon, Dan, Dino and Jackie; by his grandchildren and extended family. Ar dheis De go raibh a anam.
20 June 2012
Kerry Weekly Reporter 1883-1920, Saturday, 31 March, 1900; Page: 7
BALLYBUNION v NEWTOWNSANDES
Two matches in connection with the Listowel football and hurling tournament were listed for discussion on Sunday List, but for some unaccountable reason one of the teams (Newcastle West Lord Edwards) did not put in an appearance, so that one of the Contests fell through. The other football match between Ballybunion and Newtowsandes, however, was played off and was witnessed with a good deal of interest. It was on the whole a well-contested game particularly during the first half hour .
Details—Play commenced shortly before three o'clock. Newtownsandes winning choice of sides played with the incline, and a slight breeze in their favour. For twenty minutes the play was of the most even description, neither side gaining the slightest advantage, until Newtownsandes scored their first point after a very stiff tussle with the Ballbunion backs, who with the goal keeper worked splendidly during the game. For the next eight or nine minutes the play changed quickly from one end of the field to the other. Newtownsandes Iost several opportunities of scoring Before half time was called they scored their second and last point leaving the play : Newtownsandes - 2 pts. : Ballybunion - nil.;
On play being resumed it was evident that the Ballybunion men from the stand they made during the first half would have matters much as they liked. Within two minutes after the resumption of play they had scored a goal and a point, and a few minutes afterwards being awarded a fifty yards, Brennan connected it into a minor. For the following twenty minutes the play was of a more even character. The Newtownsandes men made several excellent raids into their opponent’s territory, but without adding to their record. Ballybunion annexed another minor before time was called, leaving the final score:
Ballybunion - 1 goal 4 pts (7 pts). Newtownsandes - 2 pts !
The teams _were:
Ballybunion—J Lavery (captain) ; W Lavery, J M’Mahon, J Mulvihill, J Foley, J Mahony, M Denihan, T Costelloe, M Quinlan, W Fitzmaurice, J Brennan, J Collins, J Beasley, D Walsh, E Murphy, M O'Brien and T M'Elligott.
Newtownsandes—M O'Connor (captain) ; P O'Connor, M J O'Connor, W McGrath, M Fitzgerald, M Mahony, E Connor, J Mulvihill, W Murphy, P Shanahan, M O'Connor, James Horgan, D Dineen, W Keane, T Hanrahan, D M'Enery and D Grady.
Mr Thomas F O'Sullivan. Referred the match, and the other officials were—goal umpires—Messrs W Dillon and J Curtin; linesmen—Messrs P O'Connor and P Foley.
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HOME SUCCESS; Abbeyfeale Footballers Defeat Newtownsandes.
Abbeyfeale, 2—6; Newtownsandes , 1—5.
In the presence of n large attendance, Abbeyfeale and Newtown met on the Abbeyfeale Sports Field in a junior football contest, which presented one of the liveliest matches set on the pitch for a long time. Mr Moss Colbert refereed with his usual tact. In the opening the Newtown combination appeared more disciplined, and expert in fielding. For a time the visitors appeared to dominate the opening play, and ran up a goal and three minors to the local marking of a goal and a minor. Turning over, however, both sets of backs were kept busy with sharp centre passages intervening and good football all the time. The home team having found the net, despite some excellent clearing by the Newtown backs and having conceded two minors, they monopolised the remainder of the notches, leaving the score as above.