Minor Final - Best of luck to Paul Maher and his Tipperary colleagues in the replay of the All-Ireland Minor hurling final on Sunday in Croke Park. Hard luck to our Intermediate hurlers who put up a gallant display against Silvermines and were defeated only after extra time in the County quarter final played at Moneygall last Saturday 21st.
Bridge A.G.M. - At the recent A.G.M. of Moyne Bridge Club warm tributes were paid to outgoing President Breda Brennan who carried out her duties in an exemplary manner. We wish our new President Mary Moore equal success in the coming year. Other officers elected were: Vice-President, Frances O’Brien, Treasurer, Kay Carey, Asst. Treasurer, Delia Cullen, Secretary, Frances O’Brien, P.R.O. Jim O’Meara, Asst. P.R.O. Anna Kiely, Tournament Directors, John Joe Butler, Carmel Lonergan, Michael Kennedy and Breda Brennan. The weekly game continues each Thursday at 8 p.m. at the premises of Timmy and Delia Cullen by kind permission.
Wedding Bells - Congratulations and best wishes to Ciara, daughter of Joe and Kathleen McCormack, Moyneard and David Flanagan, Old Road, Cashel who were married at St. Michael’s Church, Lixnaw, Co. Kerry on Saturday, 15th September. The happy couple were joined by family and friends for the reception at the Golf Hotel, Ballybunion.
Talk - Moyne A.C. will host a Talk on Nutrition and Athletics on Wednesday, 3rd October at 7.30 p.m. at the Club meeting room at Moyne Sportsfield. It will be presented by Andrea Cullen, Nutritional Therapist, 5 euro per person, all are welcome.
Late Michéal Ryan - On September 20th the County and parish lost one of their most talented and versatile sportsmen when Michael (Michéal) Ryan, Pinewood Grove, Glasnevin, Dublin and formerly Moyneard was called to his eternal reward.
He was one of the family of three of the late Bill and Maggie (nee Dunne) Ryan and was born in 19323, the year the first Eucharistic Congress was held in Dublin. He was predeceased by his brother Tommy. His glittering career which featured various sports, clubs, counties and provinces began when as a member of the newly founded Moyne Athletic Club he won a medal at a Cross Country event held at Templetuohy in 1949. Two years later having moved to Dublin he won the prestigious Guinness Mile race in a time of 2 mins 10 sec. Further success followed in 1952 when he won the National Cross Country championship as a member of the Metropolitan Harriers. He won numerous awards over the years but the two he prided most was that 1952 victory and the Hall of Fame Award he received from the N.A.C.A. in 1998.
In 1949 he was full forward on the Tipperary Minor hurling team which defeated Kilkenny in the All-Ireland final. The following year he was picked on the Dublin Minor hurling team and over the following few years graduated to a starring role on the Dublin Senior team. In 1954 he was a member of the Leinster team which defeated Munster in the Railway Cup final and three years later having transferred back to Tipperary he was a member of the team which won the National League. 1957 also saw his second Railway Cup medal, this time as a member of the Munster team which featured such greats as Christy Ring. As a club player he contributed immensely to the success of the Sean Treacy and Young Ireland Clubs over many years and in the early 1960’s returned to assist his native Moyne Templetuohy. He was always proud of his Tipperary roots and made frequent visits to his parents while they lived at Moyneard and in later years to his sister Nellie and family. He took great delight in the success of Moyne A.C. and never missed it’s annual Dinner Dance. He was a lifelong non-smoker non-drinker who enjoyed great health until recent times. He was a devoted husband, a loyal son and brother and a loving father and grandfather and a good neighbour and friend who will be sadly missed.
The removal was from his residence to Lady of Vickery Church, Ballymun. Following Requiem Mass his mortal remains were cremated. Deepest sympathy to his wife Monica, Son Stephen, daughters Adrienne, Jacinta and Margaret, Sister Nellie, daughter-in-law, sons-in-law, grandchildren, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.