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Thursday 17 April 2014

Bomber tells of bruising encounters

NIGHT OF CRAIC AND CAMARADERIE AT MOYVANE GAA'S ANNUAL SOCIAL

NOT even the mighty Bomber Liston escaped the lash of Moyvane footballers over the years - and he hasn't forgotten it!

In a night full of great cheer, the Bomber brought back happy memories for everyone at the club during his address to the Moyvane GAA Social on Friday night.

Among the insights imparted by the Beale legend into the modern history of north Kerry football was the fact that he attributes a number of his own physical ailments to clatters with Moyvane players back in the day.

The Bomber's speech was one of many highlights on the night; alongside the presentation of medals to the current Moyvane Junior Team for the 2011 and 2012 Division Three North Kerry League.

Those medals were presented by North Kerry Board Chairman Billy Enright while the Bomber presented awards to the Moyvane Senior 1982 Junior County Champions and 1983 Senior North Kerry Champions.

Moyvane Treasurer Martin Kennelly, meanwhile, was the recipient of a special award - presented by chairman Johnny Stack - for his outstanding contribution to the club over the years.

Over 200 were in attendance at the Listowel Arms for the big club occasion where Billy Enright paid tribute to the club's disproportionate role in the north Kerry GAA in general.

"Billy addressed the fact that several Moyvane GAA members have been officers of the North Kerry Board, including current President of the Board, Moyvane's Jerry Brosnan," PRO Aine Cronin said.

And the entertainment was as top notch as the football play remembered on the night with the Moyvane Scór na nOg Ballad Group - who are famously being filmed for TV at present as they are so good - performing during the meal to huge applause. Terminal Two and DJ Niall Botty O'Callaghan brought the night to a close.

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