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DECEMBER 2017

happy xmas 2017

6th December 2017

KILFLYNN CANCER QUIZ CELEBRATES FIFTEEN YEARS
This Christmas the Kilflynn Cancer Quiz is celebrating its fifteenth anniversary. Back in 2004 Fr Pat O'Donnell, a cancer survivor, came up with the idea of holding a fundraising quiz in Kilflynn at Christmas time so the Kilflynn Cancer Support Group was formed. The success of that inaugural quiz ensured that it would become an annual event and to date over €67,000 has been raised and distributed to local cancer charities. Unfortunately the need for funds to run various cancer support charities is greater than ever so your support would be greatly appreciated. This year’s quiz will be held on Thursday night, December 28th at 9pm and as usual will be a simulcast between Parker’s Pub and Herbert’s Bar. The proceeds will again be divided between Recovery Haven, Kerry Hospice and Kerry Cancer Support. As well as being a great fundraiser, the quiz has become an integral part of Christmas celebrations in the Kilflynn community, with local families returning each year. Much support is also received from our neighbouring parishes. As this is a milestone year for the quiz it would be wonderful to see some of our many friends from the early year making a return. The fun filled quiz night is not all about answering questions, as there are also numerous auctions and raffles which add to the atmosphere. The organisers would be grateful to receive any donations for the various raffles or goods that we could sell on the night. So if you have any unwanted presents don’t put them in the attic, give them to us to raise much needed funds for our charities. All donations can be handed in to Parker’s Pub, Herbert’s Bar and shop and Irish Truck and Trailer. As usual the quizmaster for the event is John Flaherty.

SPORTS GRANT FOR CROTTA GAA
Minister of State at the Department of Transport with special responsibility for Tourism and Sport, Kerry Fine Gael TD Brendan Griffin has made the announcement of grants under 2017 Sports Capital Programme.
An allocation of €27,000 in Capital Sports Grant has been allocated to Crotta O Neills towards the development of a Ball Wall with Multi-Purpose All Weather Surface.
As a club we are delighted with this news and look forward to commencing the development of this project.

ACTIVE RETIRED GROUP 
The Abbeydorney/Kilflynn Active Retired Group Christmas Party will take place on Wednesday 13th December 2017 in O'Donnells Restaurant Mounthawk.
A coach will leave The Abbeydorney Community Centre at 1.00 p.m.
Transport can be arranged for those who require it.
Please contact (066) 7135831.

TRAD MUSIC SESSION
There will be a Traditional music session in Parkers Pub on Sunday 10th December commencing at 6.30p.m All musicians welcome to join in the monthly SESSION

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL
National Church Gate Collection will be held next weekend 9th/10th December. Please give generously. The local contact number is 087 7086253.

SENIOR CITIZENS  CHRISTMAS PARTY 
The Abbeydorney/Kilflynn Senior Citizens Christmas party will be held in Ballyroe Heights Hotel, Tralee on Sunday 10th December. Busses leaving both village's at 1.00p.m 

SYMPATHIES
On behalf of the community, we extend our sincere condolences to the family, relatives and friends of the late
Bridget McCarthy nee Connery, Liscullane, Lixnaw, peacefully at home on 27th October May She rest in peace

CROTTA AGM
The Annual General Meeting of the Crotta Hurling Club will be held on Saturday 16th December at St. Columbas Centre, Kilflynn starting at 7.00 p.m. This will be for both Senior and Juvenile. All members are requested to attend.
Please return nominations and motion forms to Club Secretary Annette Nolan, The Waterfall, Kilflynn by Thursday 14th December or via email to senior secretary atsecretary.crottaoneill.kerry@gaa.ie

ST. MARY’S CHURCH NEWS
Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday 6th December    at 10.00 a.m. for 
Ned Joe & Mary Leen, Cappa, Kilflynn Maurice & Mary Buckley, Cappa, Kilflynn 
Mass will be celebrated on Friday 8th December at  7.30 p.m. Feast of Immaculate Conception
Mass be celebrated on Saturday 9th December  at 6.00 p.m for  Peggy Kelly, Crotta,  Deceased members of Ryan Family, Ballyconnell, Kilflynn,  Aoife Noelle Parker, Kilflynn and Mary Carmody, Crotta, Kilflynn 
 Kilflynn Altar Society for December: Maureen McElligott 
Christmas Mass Bouquet Cards and a selection of other Mass Cards – Sympathy, Get Well, Thank You, Mass Bouquet, Birthday – available from the parish office

CROTTA LOTTO RESULTS
The Four numbers drawn out of the drum by the Independent observer,  Caomhan O’Muirithe, Celbridge, Kildare on Monday  4th December  in Herbert’s Bar , Kilflynn were 1,6,14 and 15. There was No winner of €3,500 Jackpot. The following won €35 in the lucky dip draw:   Maurice Fealy, Lixnaw, Seamus Murray, Celbridge, Kildare and Jackie Twomey, London.  The next draw will take place in  Parker's Pub, Kilflynn on Monday 11th December  with a 3,600 Jackpot. Tickets are available at 2 Euro each or 3 for 5 euro from Club tickets sellers or you can also play on www.locallotto.ie. Your continued support is greatly appreciated.

crotta hurlers medals 17
Crotta Hurlers  Tomás O'Connor, Adrian Mahony, Darragh Ryan, Barry Mahony and Jordan Conway were presented with their All Ireland medals on Saturday night 2nd December in the Rose Hotel tonight, Tralee 

Medals Presentation Banquet
Saturday night 2nd December was a big night for Kerry’s Minor and Junior Footballers and Under 21 Hurlers when they were presented with their All Ireland Medals at a function in The Rose Hotel Tralee.
The Minor footballers of Course completed an historic 4-in-a-row of All Ireland titles when defeating Derry in Croke Park on a day on which scoring records of all kinds were broken in the course of  recording their 15th title.
The County’s Under 21 Hurlers found Wicklow a tough nut to crack in the All Ireland Minor B Championship final in Semple Stadium in Thurles before edging out the Garden County on a 2-12 to 2-8 scoreline to ensure that the Ritchie McElligott Cup returned to Lixnaw and Kerry.
The Junior Footballers completed a 3-in-a-row of titles and that is extraordinary given that they did so with three different teams! Meath were the challengers this time in Portlaoise but they could not cope with Killian Spillane’s men as Kerry go to the top of the Junior Roll of Honour with 18 titles.
Congratulations to the Crotta player's  Barry Mahony who received his All-Ireland Minor Football Medal and also to Tomás O'Connor, Adrian Mahony, Darragh Ryan and Jordan Conway who were presented with their All Ireland B U-21 medals.
Mick O’Dwyer and Maurice Fitzgerald were the special guests on Saturday night.

KERRY CAMOGIE FUNDRAISER
We are appealing to the public to please support our upcoming fundraiser. We will be going door to door selling Kerry Camogie Christmas Draw tickets, 1 for a €5, 3 for €10 & 7 for €20 for some fantastic prizes. 
1st prize €750, 2nd prize €350, 3rd prize hamper value €200, 4th prize hamper value €120 & 5th prize hamper value €80.

DARTS WINNERS
The winners of the darts in Parker's Lounge Bar on Saturday 2nd December were John Byrne and Colm McCarthy who defeated Shane Nolan and Eileen Brennan in the final 2-1. The winners will received a fresh Turkey each.  The next darts doubles tournament takes place on Saturday night 9thDecember at 10.30p.m in Parker's Lounge   Bar. The winners will received a Fresh Turkey each. Names MUST be in for 10.15 p.m. NO Names after this Time. First game of the Tournament must start at 10.30p.m. A big Thanks to the Dart players who showed up on time last Saturday and the games started on time also to Declan and Betty Falvey who supervised the Tournament.
Darts League finals this Friday night 8th  Dec in the Railway Bar, Lixnaw
A final 
Parkers Bar v Kingdom Bar Best of Luck to Parker's Darts team.

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL
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