Countywide: Knockanure, Listowel, Lixnaw and Mountcollins

Attending the recent coursing meeting at Clonmel were Jim Fitzgerald, Tralee, Tony Horgan, Lisselton and Dan O Donnell, Brosna. Photo: Moss Joe Browne
Attending the recent coursing meeting at Clonmel were Jim Fitzgerald, Tralee, Tony Horgan, Lisselton and Dan O Donnell, Brosna. Photo: Moss Joe Browne

Lotto: Knockanure GAA Lotto Results for Friday 3rd February 2017. No winner of €17,100 jackpot. Numbers drawn were 1, 5, 20 and 31. Lucky Dip Winners were; 1. Tom O'Sullivan & Karen Curtin, Trien, Kilmorna, 2. Ger Kennelly, Moyvane, 3. Seamus Sexton, Athea, 4. Thady Finucane (Paddy's Brother). 5. Noelle Clancy, Knockanure. Next draw to take place on Friday 10th with jackpot of €17,200.

GAA club AGM

The Knockanure GAA Football Club AGM took place on Thursday 2nd of February 2017 at the clubhouse. The Officers Elected were as follows: President: Jackie McMahon; Vice Presidents: Fr. Tom McMahon, Fr. Brendan O'Callaghan, Fr. Kevin McNamara. Chairman: Ger Greaney. Vice Chair: John Looney. Secretary: Willie J Leahy. Vice Secretary: Cathy Finucane. Treasurer: Alex McMahon. P.R.O: Billy Lynch. County Board Officer: Paudie Flavin. North Kerry Board Officers: Tom McMahon, Paudie Flavin and Ger Greaney. Scór Officer: Catherine Keane. Youth Officer: Johnny Greaney.Club Membership for the year will be €10.

BEST WISHES to Neilus O'Connor of Kilbaha, who has been appointed Vice Chairman of Kerry IFA.

LOCAL GIRL Erin Finnucane was with the Kerry senior ladies team who were beaten in Mallow by Cork at end of January. P

MOYVANE/TARBERT/KNOCKANURE LADIES FOOTBALL CLUB: U8 to U16 girl's registration took place on Sun 5th Feb in Marian Hall from 12noon 1pm. ICA: Sewing evening on Tues 7th at 7.30pm (bring needle and scissors).


The death has occurred of Lily Mae Relihan (nee Kennelly), Glenalappa & St. Alban's, England. Funeral in St. Alban's England.


Sr. Joan Curtin, Gort na Sidhe, Mounthawk, Tralee and formerly of Brosna & Coláiste Íde, Dingle, died on 3rd February 2017;

The death has occurred on February 2nd 2017, of Ralph Toomey of Dirha Cottages.

The death took place on 2nd February of Eamon Pelican of Moyvane South. Predeceased by his sister Tess Geoghegan. Survived by nephew Stephen, niece Joanne, grandnieces and grandnephews, relatives, neighbours, and many friends. Mass for Eamon was celebrated in the Church of the Assumption, Moyvane on 4th of February, followed by burial in Ahavoher Cemetery.


Nora Behan, Maureen Kennelly, Catherine Halpin, Michael Reidy, Humprey Doody, Maurice Enright, Kieran O'Sullivan, Celia Mahony, Eileen O'Connor, Nellie Hannon, Padraic Liston, Marina Lynch, Noreen Mullane, Michael Scanlon, Con Hanrahan, Neily McCarthy, Margaret O'Brien, Francie O'Carroll, Nell O'Mahony, Sr. Lelia Carey, Ned Stack, Kitty Barry, Joanie McKenna, Michael Quinn, Vera McDermott, Cecelia Doyle, Johnny Enright, Sr. Austin Brosnan, Bridie Mulvihill, Catherine Mulvihill, Billy Murphy, Teresa Sheehan, Fr. Dan Griffin, Bridget Kelliher. Masses Moyvane, Mon 6th at 7.30pm for Holy Souls . Wed 8th at 7.30pm for Lily Mae Relihan (nee Kennelly), late of Glenalappa & St. Alban's, U.K. (Rec Dec). Fri 10th at 7.30pm for Deceased Priests of the Diocese, who served in our Parish. Sat 11th at 7.30pm for Margaret & Connie Shine. Knockanure Masses;Tues 7th at 7.30pm for Catherine Culhane & Deceased of the Sheahan & Culhane Families. Sun 12th at 10.00am for Patrick & Mary Kennelly.

Talent wanted

Community Games talent wanted, details from 085 101 8226.

Prayer for the Sick

The Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes is celebrated on 11th Feb. This is World day of Prayer for the Sick. Blessing of the sick will take place in Abbeyfeale on Saturday morning at 11am.


Lios Tuathail AC

Munster Indoors: Last weekend saw the U9-U12 Munster indoors take place over Saturday and Sunday in Nenagh Olympic indoor track and Lios Tuathail AC were out in force. On Saturday saw the boys 60m dash and field events with the girls long distance races.

First up for Lios Tuathail AC were the U9 boys 60m dash, taking part were Steve Reidy, Odhran Buckley, Ajay Barrett, Joseph McElligott and Odhran Barry. Progressing to the semi-finals were Steve Reidy, Odhran Buckley and AJ Barrett and to the final Steve Reidy who won silver. This group of boys all took part in the long jump doing extremely well with Odhran Buckley and Steve Reidy tied on 8th overall. This was a first time for all the athletes and they ran outstandingly.

In the U10 boys: Dylan O Callaghan, Ronan Sheridan, Jeremiah Galvin and Maurice Galvin running smoothly in the 60m dash. Both Dylan and Ronan made it through to the semi-finals and Dylan finishing 8th in the final. In the Long Jump Ronan Sheridan jumped a huge 3.60m to take gold on the podium. Maurice, Dylan and Jeremiah all done extremely well at this event and enjoyed the experience.

In the U11 boys 60m dash John Carmody, Tadhg O Connor, Gavin Dillon and Mark McElligott all making it through to the semi-finals and running well. All this group of u11 boys took part in the long jump and enjoyed the experience.

In the boys U12 60m were Mike Galvin who progressed to a hotly contested final, Mike ran extremely well and finished 7th. Luke Sheridan, Padraig Enright and Bobby O Riordan ran well with Luke and Padraig making the semi --finals. Luke Sheridan finished 8th in the Long Jump with a jump of 3.63m. Mike, Padraig and Bobby done well in this big field of long jumpers and the experience will stand to them.

Moving on to Sunday with the weather temperatures taking a drop overnight leading to some slippery local roads all our athletes arrived safely in Nenagh. First up were the U9 girls and representing Lios Tuathail AC was Eliza O Donnell this was a first taste of the Munsters for this little lady and we are sure she will see more. Eliza took part in the 60m and Long Jump.

U10 girls: Amy O Connor, Tally Collins, Holly Boyle and Katie Walsh all girls progressed to the semi-finals and going through to the final went Amy O Connor. In the final Amy took bronze a great achievement following on from her silver of 2016. All girls took part in the long jump.

U11 girls: Emma Neylon, Molly O Riordan, Eimear Buckley, Maria Tritchler and Aoibhinn Buckley. Missing on the day was Saoirse Dillon and we wish her a speedy recovery and Orla McElligott and we send our good wishes to her Nan.

In the 60m sprint Emma Neylon, Molly Riordan progressed to the semi-finals and running well in their heats and unlucky not to progress was Eimear Buckley, Maria Tritchler and Aoibhinn Buckley. All girls took part in the long jump.

Thanks to all coaches who assisted over the two days: Margaret O Neill, Rochelle Griffin O Riordan, Siobhan O Connor, Margaret Collins, Padraig O Donnell, Pat Buckley, Susan Galvin and Albert Barrett. Thanks to all our athletes who put all the training to good use, and this experience which was a first for many and it will stand to you all over your athletics journey. Thanks to all the parents who helped in any way possible without your assistance this would not be possible. Already we are looking forward to the next event!!

AAI Indoors Games: On Sunday Kevin Lynch got to be the first Lios Tuathail AC athlete to try out the new National Indoor Stadium and I=92m sure we will have an update on this for next weeks notes.

Registration: Reminder for those who need to register it can be done at training.

Upcoming events: Munster indoors for U13-U19 athletes will take place on Feb 25th and 26th. Kerry Juvenile Development Indoor games will take place in Milltown Sports Centre on Sat 11th March. Further details at training and closer to the event.

Listowel FRC

Courses available

A variety of courses are available at Listowel Family Resource Centre including Occupational First Aid (Fetac Level 5,) Grow your own Vegetables (Fetac Level 3) and Internet Skills (Fetac Level 3), Places are limited, further details on (068 23584).

Computer classes

A wide variety of computer classes are available to suit all levels including basic computing-8 weeks, intermediate computing six weeks and benefit four focusing on how to use the internet and tax your car online. Further details from 068 23584.

Parents Plus for Teens

Names are currently being taken for the parents plus course for Teens to commence at on Monday February 27 from 7-9pm. Places are limited so early booking is advised. Further details from 068 23584.

How to use your tablet

Taking a class can help you understand your tablet, learn how it works and how to make it more productive and more fun for you. Brush up your skills and learn new tricks and shortcuts and more. Participants must bring their own tablets, This four-week six-hour course will feature basic tablet navigation, how to connect to WI-FI networks, how to use the internet on tablets and how to download and manage apps. Further details from (068 23584).


Coursing club lotto

Jackpot; €6,500. Numbers drawn; 16, 22, 26, 32. No Jackpot winner. €20 Winners; Nuala Keane, Dysert. Frank Kirenan, c/o Tom Kennelly. Jackie O'Keeffe, Waterford. Pat McMahon, Ballinagare, Lixnaw. Bobs Barry, Clounsillagh. Next draw at J. J. Walshes bar on Monday for a Jackpot of €6,600.

St Michael's drama group

The group will stage ''The Maiden Aunt'' at Ceolamnn from February 16th 20th.

Dancing classes

A fun way to begin learning how to dance. Social Dancing classes every Monday night at 7-30pm to 9.00pm. Beginners 7.00pm. Venue is Listowel Emmetts GAA clubhouse. Classes include Waltzing, Jiving, Quicksteps and Polkas etc. For more information contact 087- 2817972.

First Holy Communion

ENROLMENT CEREMONIES : Dromclough School- Wednesday Feb 15th at 7-30pm at Irremore Church. Lixnaw Girls & Boys School- Wednesday February 22nd at 7-30pm in St Michaels Church, Lixnaw.


Soccer lotto

The numbers drawn in last week's Mountcollins AFC lotto were 11 19 26 28. There was no winner of the jackpot prize. The winners in the lucky dip draw were Con Quirke, Mountcollins; David Cahill, Rockchapel; Flor McAuliffe, Brosna; Larry Begley, Mountcollins and Timmy O'Sullivan, Ahane, Brosna. The winner of the promoters prize was Julie Murphy. This week's jackpot will be €4,600.

Card game

The winenrs of first prize at last week's card game were Nora Lyons, Anita Danaher and Ann Cahill. The runners-up prize went to Florence O'Connell, Paddy Sheehan and John O'Connell. The winners of the table prize was the team of Marian Quirke, JJ Lenihan and Dixie Quirke. The door prize went to Peter O'Mahony with raffle prizes going to Mossie O'Donnell, Marian Quirme, John O'Connell, Pat Curtin and Helen O'Donnell. Cards as usual on this Thursday night at 9pm and all are welcome.

Bruach na Carraige

Bruach na Carraige in Rockchapel is delighted to be part of the Blood Alley Theatre Company's 'Fit up Theatre Festivals''. Following their two brilliant plays last Wednesday night in Bruach na Carraige, the Blood Alley Theatre Company's professional actors are back in Rockchapel on tonight, Wednesday, Feb 8 with a play Green and Blue by Laurence McKeown. On Wednesday night, February 15, they will present My Real Life by Eoin Cotter. Performances commence each night at 8pm sharp and all are welcome.


Mountcollins Community Council are holding a bingo session in the Community Centre on Sunday week, Feb 19, commencing at 3pm. The event will have €2,000 in prizemoney and a raffle will also be held during the evening. All proceeds go towards ongoing improvement to the hall and your support is very much appreciated.

Recent death

Sympathy is extended to Willie Leahy, Caherlevoy, Mountcollins on the death of his sister, Elsie Guerin, late of Mountkeefe, Newmarket who passed away in Marymount Hospice, Cork after a short illness. Her remains were laid to rest in Clonfert Cemetery on last Thursday after Requiem Mass in Newmarket. May she rest in peace.

GAA lotto

There was no jackpot winner in last week's Mountcollins/Tournafulla GAA clubs lotto. Numbers drawn were 11 19 21 24. Lucky dips Cardine Finnegan, Christina Finnegan, Larry and Margie Curtin and West Limerick GAA Board. The promoters prize went to Mike Sheehy. This week's draw will be held in Keatings Bar, Tournafulla where the jackpot will be €7700.

Yearly lotto tickets

The yearly lotto ticket is now up for renewal for most club members at the end of February which entitles you to lotto for the year and club membership. The new ticket will be sent to members in the coming weeks. Any person who has their ticket paid for by March 1st will go into a draw for two Munster football final tickets as well as two Munster hurling final tickets. The cost of tickets is €100 for the year. The club would like to thank you for your continued support.

Parish clerk

The annual collection for our parish sacristan, Catherine Lenihan will be held next weekend. We are very fortunate in Mountcollins to have the service and dedication which Catherine gives to the Church on a daily basis on our behalf. You are asked to show your appreciation next weekend in the collection envelope.