A national collection will take place next weekend at all the masses to cover the cost of the Eucharistic Congress in June. Instead of a separate collection we ask you to make a little extra contribution in the offertory collection.
Congratulations to the 66 boys and girls from the four schools, Powerstown, Lisronagh, Rathkeevin and Ferryhouse who were confirmed by Fr. Edmond Cullinan during the week. Much credit goes to the
three teachers, Diarmuid Burke, Michael Ryan and Stephen Doody for preparing two beautiful ceremonies.
Great credit also goes to the two school choirs of Powerstown and Lisronagh who enriched the ceremonies no end with their wonderful singing.
Again Fergus Flynn and Carmel Condon are to be commended for preparing the choirs for these two special days in the parish. This year Fergus wrote a special hymn for the children of Powerstown which impressed everyone. Thanks to our organist Aine Hennesy for playing in Lisronagh and Maura Forristal for playing in Powerstown.
To all we say “Well Done”, they all did themselves, their families, theirs schools and their parish proud.
Friday next is the first Friday of the month.Mass in Lisronagh on Thursday at 7.30pm. Mass in Powerstown on Friday at 7.30pm
Eucharistic devotion on Friday from 4 to 7pm.
Congratulations to Siobhan Kirby and John O’Gorman who were married in Lisronagh on Saturday last. We wish the couple a long and happy marriage.
Tennis coaching takes place at Monroe tennis courts every Saturday morning at the following times:
Under 12s from 10a.m to 11a.m
Over 12s from 11 to 12 noon.
New members always welcome.
MOYLE ROVERS GAA
Friday 4th May
South senior football
Moyle Rovers v Killenaule in Cloneen at 7pm
Saturday 5th May
South Intermediate Football
Moyle Rovers v Grangemockler in Kilsheelan at 7pm
Our Minor footballers took on Ballyporeen on Wednesday night last. There was nothing between the sides at halftime on a scoreline of Moyle Rovers 0-7 Ballyporeen 1-4. It was in the second half when our side was defeated with Ballyporeeen scoring two goals. Final score Moyle Rovers 0-9 Ballyporeen 2-10.
Our Intermediates hurlers took on Grangemockler/Ballyneale on Saturday evening last. With very little between the sides, as always it was a hard contest, with points from Peter Acheson, Sean Carey and Brian Gleeson. The halftime score was Moyle Rovers 0-6 Grangemockler 0-5. Grangemockler opened the second half with a goal, Rovers replied with a few point before Sean Carey scored a goal from a free. Final score Moyle Rovers 1-13 Grangemockler/ Ballyneale 1-18.
All fixtures and results can be view on the website, Facebook or twitter
DRAW THE JOKER, WIN THE JACKPOT
The Draw took place on Sunday 22nd April, the Jackpot was not won, the
winners on the night were, Helen O’Donnel €50, Maud Shee, Thomas Conway, Sean Boland €20
DID YOU KNOW....
Did you know that in 1942 no team from the Moyle Rovers was affiliated. In 1943 a junior football team was affiliated. No team was affiliated in 1944 or 1945. In 1946 a junior football team was affiliated. From 1947 to 1955 no teams from the Moyle Rovers were affiliated. Around this time 1945/1955 a group of young men from the parish used to meet regularly and play football in Lonergans field behind the hall in Lisronagh. They had one set of goal posts which happened to be soccer goal post and two coats laid on the ground at the opposite end formed the other goal and the perimeters of the field. Amongst these young men were Joe K R.I.P, James O’Meara, John Hunt, Dick Smyth, Tom Purcell, John Kenny, Tom Hannigan. the Late Michael(Mickey) Ryan, John Ryan, Michael(Ik) McGrath R.I.P. Jack McGrath, Mick Morrissey, Mick Burke, Paddy McCarthy. Enter the late/great Mick McCarthy R.I.P. Fr Tobin R.I.P. Mick ODonnell R.I.P. Dick Lonergans R.I.P. Billy O’Brien R.I.P. Gerry Phelan R.I.P. Dick Smyth R.I.P. These amongst others decided to reform the Moyle Rovers and a minor and junior football teams were affiliated in 1956. The names of the young men mentioned above formed the back bone of the minor team and many of these names went on to give years of loyal services to our club.
U8 PLAYER of the WEEK.
NAME. GERARD McGRATH.
AGE. 8yrs OLD.
FAVOURITE PLAYER. PAUL CURRAN, (my cousin).
FAVOURITE POSITION. MID FIELD/FULL BACK.
FAVOURITE MOVIE. CARS 2.
FAVOURITE TV PROGRAMME. THUNDERCATS.
FAVOURITE FOOD. CHICKEN & BACON.
FAVOURITE COLOUR.BLUE & GOLD.
BEST MOMENT. WHEN TIPP. WON ALL IRELAND 2010.
On Saturday eight of our U8 panel travelled to Dr.Morris Park in Thurles and took part in a hurling blitz. Congratulations to the boys,t hey put on a great display of hurling resulting in wins against Moycarkey and Durles Og. Unfortunately they missed out on a win against St.Marys.
A celebratory meal was enjoyed by allparents,trainers and players in McDonalds afterwards.