Bridge Club - Winners on April 25th, 1st Paddy and Margaret Moran, 2nd Eileen Britton and Carmel Lonergan, 3rd Kitty Doyle and Joan Queally, 4th Breda Brennan and Ml. Kennedy. Presentation of the President’s Prize will take place on this Thursday, 16th May at O’Gorman’s, Bohernacrusha following dinner which will be served at 8pm sharp. Congratulations to esteemed club member Carmel Lonergan on recently winning the President’s Prize at Johnstown Club and deepest sympathy to Assistant Treasurer Kay Carey on the death of her uncle John O’Dowd, Wilnslow, Cheshire and formerly Rossestown.
Winning Captain - Congratulations to Alan Leahy, son of Joe and Nellie, Captain of the Peake Villa Soccer team which won the Tipperary Cup recently defeating T.S.D.L. champions, Clonmel Celtic, 2-1 in the final.
Late Michael Quinlan - The Month’s Mind Mass for the late Michael Quinlan, Newmarket and formerly Castletown House, and Athnid was celebrated at St. Mary’s Church, Moyne on Friday, May 10th, also remembered was the late Mixie Dunne, Moyne Village and formerly Moyneard whose third anniversary occurs around this time. Principal celebrant was Canon Eugene Everard P.P. Templemore assisted by Fr. Joe Egan P.P. Boherlahan; Fr. Liam Everard P.P. Borrisoleigh; Fr. Tom Fogarty, President St. Patrick’s College; Fr. Martin Hayes Adm., Thurles; Fr. Gerard Hennessy C.C. Thurles and Fr. Wm Skehan C.S.S.R. The Philippines. Moyne Choir provided a fine accompaniment to the ceremony. Michael’s ashes were laid to rest in the Quinlan burial place at Moyne Old Cemetery. The crowd attending testified to the high esteem in which the Quinlan, Everard and Dunne families are held in the district.
Deepest sympathy to Michael’s sons Peter, Tom and Brian, daughter Grace, their mother Frances, grandchild Jack, brothers Tom, Jim, Paddy, John and Noel, Sisters Breda, Kathleen, Mary and extended family. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.
First Holy Communion - Congratulations to Emma Buggy, Cormac Deegan, Shauna Gleeson, Emma Lawlor, Lorna McGrath and Caoimhe Sweeney who received their First Holy Communion at the Church of the Sacred Heart, Templetuohy on Saturday last. Congratulations also to their parents and teachers who prepared them so well for their ‘Big Day’.
Time Please - On Easter Saturday, 30th March time was called for the last time at the premises of Timmy and Delia Cullen, Moyne Village thus bringing down the curtain on 109 years of dedicated service by members of the Mullany and Cullen families. The first owners of the pub which opened for business in 1883 were the Carroll family and then the O’Connells. It was bought in 1904 by Mrs. Brigid Mullany (nee Fanning) who had owned a pub in Liberty Square, Thurles for some years previously and along with her children, Michael, John Joe and Mai arrived in Moyne in October of that year. They quickly settled into country life and their hostelry became a popular meeting place for the locals, getting mention in the song “The Lonely Lands of Moyne”, “Into the widow Mullany’s where the sparkling ale does shine”. Michael Mullany married Elizabeth Heffernan and they were
blessed with one daughter Delia. She was a gifted musician and very bright in school and could have followed many different careers but elected to stay in Moyne and carry on the family business. In 1966 she married Timmy Cullen and they and were blessed with a family of four, two sons and two daughters. Down through the years, Timmy, Delia and family have provided a welcoming venue for functions and meetings of various clubs and organisations e.g. G.A.A.; Bridge Club; Macra na Feirme; Scór; Tidy Village; Community Alert; The Hunt; Variety Group and many more. Weddings, Funerals and Anniversary Masses were also catered for. In later times the first Saturday of each month has provided a platform for young and not so young musicians and singers to display their wares.
Over the past year while the Community Centre was undergoing major renovations, Timmy and Delia’s premises was in particular demand. We thank Delia and Timmy for their courtesy, hospitality and helpfulness on every occasion, sometimes at very short notice. ‘There’s always room at our house’ was always Delia’s kind response. We are saddened by the end of an era and we wish Delia and Timmy the many happy and healthy years of retirement which they truly deserve.
Table Quiz - A Table Quiz in aid of Moyne, Templetuohy and Thurles Ladybirds, Brownies and Girl Guides will take place at the Monk Gorman’s Pub, Mitchel Street on this Friday, 17th May at 9.30pm. Raffle spot prizes and food will be available. All support would be greatly appreciated.
Annual Outing - This year the annual outing will take place to West Cork from July 5th to 8th. For further details contact Mary (086) 3739750 or Kay (087) 4150296.
Burma Challenge - The third evening of the Burma Challenge took place last Wednesday and it was the turn of the bikers and what a sight it was to see 70 of them on all makes and models leaving the field and heading for Moyneard cross into a very strong head wind. In 9 mins 26 secs we had the first of them back, it was Damien McDonnell followed by Richard Daly 9:49; Orla Healy 10:27 was the first of the ladies followed by Katie Chappell 11:34, the good thing is everyone of them got home safe and well if not a little tired.
The Cycle Challenge always upsets the leader board and last week was no different. The Leaders from week two, Kylemakill 204.39 have dropped to fourth, runners up that week Killoran are now in 12th, Moyneard were third are now 11th, Lisdonowly 203.10 were 10th after week two are now third, Moyne–Temple 199.56 were 6th going in to the cycle are in second, Deerfadda have jumped from 10th to be the new leaders on 199.12 going into the relay round on this Wednesday 15th. In the Family Challenge Joe & Edel Leahy are the Leaders on 62.39, Power’s have moved to second 69.41, with Hogan’s 69.51 in third. As we head in to the final week it will be interesting to see how the leader board will change with the addition of the relay round. It’s hard to believe that we are coming to the end of the 10th Burma Challenge and that we have had great fun and exercise over the past 5 weeks. Look forward to seeing everyone on the final night.
‘Sive’ at Moyne - Warmest congratulations to the 9 members of Moyne Drama Group who put on a wonderful performance of ‘Sive’ to very appreciative audiences on May 3rd and 4th in the beautifully restored Moyne Community Centre. At the conclusion of proceedings a well earned presentation was made to their meticulous Director, Susan Troy. We are indeed privileged to have such a wonderful group in our midst and look forward to many more fine productions in our splendid new Centre in the coming years. Well done to all concerned.
Wedding Bells - Congratulations and best wishes to Cora Ryan, Rathdowney, daughter of Ger and Deirdre, Lisdaleen and Jos Campion, Durrow who were married at the Church of the Sacred Heart Templetuohy on May 2nd.