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FEBRUARY 2018

15th February 2018

MIKE LEEN RETIRES
The Staff and pupils of St. Treasa’s National School, Kilflynn, wished farewell last Wednesday 7th February to their friend Mike Leen, who retired as caretaker of the school after nearly 20 years of faithful service. 
Mike was presented with farewell cards from the children as well as a beautiful cake to mark the occasion.  Mike arrived in the school hall where he received a ovation from the pupils and staff. We wish Mike well who has been such an integral part of school life over the years. Graham Harris  will take over as caretaker, we  wish Graham best of luck.

KILFLYNN ST.PATRICKS DAY MEETING
The Kilflynn St. Patrick's Day Meeting takes place on Wednesday night 21st February at 9.00 p.m in St. Columbus Centre, Kilflynn. Everyone welcome.

COLLEGE HURLING
Congratulations to the Institute of Technology Tralee Hurlers who defeated Athlone IT by 3-11 to 3-08 in John Mitchells Gaa Grounds the Ryan Cup Senior Hurling championship on Thursday 8th February. The Crotta Hurling Club was represented on ITT team by Adam O'Sullivan in Goals and by  Shane Nolan who captained the side and was Tralee’s chief scorer .Well done lads.
On Monday night 12th February  in Stradbally GAA pitch, Laois  Ryan Cup Senior Hurling Championship Play-off Result: IT Tralee 2-11 Ulster University 1-12. IT Tralee now qualify top of their group and will play NUI Maynooth in the semi-final. An injury time goal from Ronan Monahan sealed the win for IT Tralee. Well done lads especially the Crotta player's Adam O'Sullivan in Goals and by Shane Nolan on the Tralee victories side

DANCING IN KILFLYNN
Dancing in St. Columbas Centre, Kilflynn every Monday night's at 9.00 p.m. Plenty of fun and exercise guaranteed. All Welcome.

MASCOTS
St Teresa's National School, Kilflynn would be very grateful if you could help them by collecting the Mighty Mikey tokens from Lee Strand Milk. They can be given to any parent or dropped into the school, All help is greatly appreciated.

KERRY SENIOR HURLERS
Allianz Hurling League Round 3 will take place on Sunday, Feb 18th -Kerry v- Kildare in Newbridge @ 2pm. Best of luck to the Kerry players especially the Crotta lads.

ST. MARY'S CHURCH NEWS
Requiem Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday 14th February  at 11.00a.m for Martina “Tina” McElligott, Fahavane, Kilflynn, Mass will be celebrated on Saturday evening 17th February  at 6.00p.m 

KILFLYNN N.S
Parents who wish to enrol their child in St. Teresa's School, Kilflynn for the academic year 2018/19 are invited to an Open Evening on  on Monday 26th from  6:30-7:30 p.m. We would love to meet your children also, so please bring them along. Parents who are unable to attend can request an Enrolment Application Form by phoning 066-7135633 or by emailing knschool@gmail.com.

ENGAGEMENT
Our heartiest congratulations goes to Joe Fahy, Knocknahill, Kilflynn and Jade Jackson (Edinburgh) who got engaged on New Years Eve in Edinburgh, Scotland  Best wishes are extended to the happy couple for a happy, healthy and successful future together

DART WINNERS
The winners of the darts in Parker's Lounge  Bar on Saturday 10th February were Micheal O’Sullivan and Jason Nolan who defeated Declan Falvey and Phil Morris in the Final. The winners  received a leg of lamb each. The next darts doubles tournament takes place on Saturday 17th February at 10.30p.m in Parker's Lounge Bar.

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL  
 local contact number is  087 7086253

CROTTA LOTTO RESULTS
The numbers drawn out of the drum by the Independent observer, Dan Shanahan, Tullig, Kilflynn, on Monday 12th February in Herbert’s Bar, Kilflynn were 7,11,25 and 27. There was No winner of €4,500 Jackpot. The following won €35 in the lucky dip draw: John Brennan, Rea, Kilflynn, Nora McElligott, Abbeydorney and Miss Sexton, Abbeydorney The next draw will take place in Parker’s Pub, ,Kilflynn on Monday 19th February with a €4,600 Jackpot. 
Tickets 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.


8th February 2018

CROTTA SOCIAL
The Crotta O’Neills Hurling Club Social took place in the Ballyroe Heights on Friday Night 2nd February, and it was an occasion to celebrate and remember the achievements of the 2017.
160 people enjoyed a wonderful Four-course meal., served with good humor and efficiency by the staff at Ballyroe Heights Hotel. Club Club Chairman Paddy Weir did a terrific job as MC for the night and kept everything flowing,
Invited guests and speakers the night were County Board Hurling Officer Paudie Dineen and his wife Rita, Joe Walsh, North Kerry Hurling Board Chairman, and Kerry Senior Hurling Manager Fintan O'Connor 
The successful minor hurling panel that claimed back to back county Championship titles for the club were presented with their County Championship medals. Minor Selector Paul O’Donoghue introduced each member of the panel who were presented with their medals by Kerry Senior Hurling Manager Fintan O'Connor  As usual the club’s hall of fame award (Matt Stack and P J Stack Memorial Trophy) recipients were Frank O'Donoghue and Thomas Egan  for their immense contribution to the Crotta Hurling Club. The Club Hurler of The Year Paudie Quille received the Dick Parkinson Memorial Trophy, and The Sam Hilliard Memorial Trophy was  presented to The Club Person of The Year Paul Shanahan.   The minor hurler of the year  Dominic Nolan received The Monty McElligott Memorial award and This year marks the first year that their will be an award for the intermediate player of the year. The recipient Keith Hanafin received the Maurice Egan Memorial award also This year marks the first year that their will be an award for the U-21  player of the year. The recipient Eamon Shanahan  received the Diarmuid Galvin Memorial award. Congratulations to very wordy recipients .
2017 proved a very successful year on the playing fields with the club collecting a variety of titles at Divisional and County level.
Our U10 had great success in 2017 at blitz’s in Ballyduff and Caherslee and Limerick. Our U12s took part in the U12 Hurling Activity Day in Croke Park in April.
Our U13 players captured The North Kerry Hurling Board Title for the 3rd year in row with a 0-09 To 0-08 victory over a gallant Abbeydorney. 
Our U14 team played some great hurling getting to the county Feile B  Final this year. They also reached the North Kerry Hurling Board U14 B Championship Final. 
Our U15 hurlers won the North Kerry Hurling B Championship
What a year it has been for our u16 team. They reached 3 finals this year. History was made on Sunday 13th August when Crotta captured the County U16 Championship Div 1 title for the first time ever in the club. Later in the year they also won the North Kerry A championship.
Our U-21 Hurlers were defeated by Causeway on1-12  to 0-10 scoreline in Acorn Life Under 21 Hurling Championship Final after extra time.
The winners of the raffle on the Night were Rory Mahony, Ballrehan, Lixnaw (Crotta Family Membership) Paddy Murnane, Crotta, Kilflynn, (Crotta Family Membership) Louise Guiney, The Waterfall, Kilflynn (Crotta Jersey) and Richard Nolan, The Waterfall, Kilflynn (Crotta  half-zip Top) A memorable night concluded with the crowd hugely entertained by the music provided from DJ Big Jim who provided a wonderful atmosphere which was greatly received . The club would like to thank the management and staff of the hotel for all their help and co-operation A special word of thanks must go to the organizers of this fantastic celebration which was definitely a great start to 2018 for both the club and the community. Thanks also to those who donated spot prizes and supported the raffle on the night.

COLLEGE HURLING
Congratulations to the Institute of Technology Tralee Hurlers who travelled to the CIT GAA pitch  on Thursday  evening 1st February  to play Cork College of Further Education in round 2 of the Ryan Cup Senior Hurling championship & emerged with a 7-23 to 1-9 victory. 
Crotta Gaa Hurling Club was represented on ITT team by Adam O'Sullivan in Goals and by 
Shane Nolan who captained the side and scored 1-11. Well done lads. IT Tralee  will now play Athlone IT next Thursday in a must win game for them.

DANCING IN KILFLYNN
Dancing in St. Columbas Centre, Kilflynn every Monday night's at 9.00 p.m. Plenty of fun and exercise guaranteed. All Welcome.

brownies quiz 2018
The Kilflynn Abbeydorney Shannow Brownies quiz team won the regional final on Saturday 3rd February in Cóbh, Co Cork. The team members were, Isobel O Sullivan, Ciara O Brien, Emily O Donoghue, Emma Buckley and Sarah Healy. The leader of the Brownies that brought them to victory is Maria O Sullivan. The all Ireland final will be held in Dublin on 28th April.

VICTORY FOR SHANNOW BROWNIES QUIZ TEAM
The Kilflynn Abbeydorney Shannow Brownies quiz team won the regional final on Saturday 3rd February  in Cóbh, Co Cork. The team members were, Isobel O Sullivan, Ciara O Brien, Emily O Donoghue, Emma Buckley and Sarah Healy. The leader of the Brownies that brought them to victory is Maria O Sullivan. The All-Ireland final will be held in Dublin on 28th April. We wish the girl's the best of Luck in the final. 

MASCOTS
St Teresa's National School, Kilflynn would be very grateful if you could help them by collecting the Mighty Mikey tokens from Lee Strand Milk. They can be given to any parent or dropped into the school, All help is greatly appreciated.

ST. TREASA’S NATIONAL SCHOOL KILFLYNN
Open for enrolment.
Closing date for applications 2nd March 2018.
Call or email the school: knschool@gmail.com(066) 7135633

KERRY SENIOR HURLERS
Sean Weir, Shane Nolan, Jordan Conway and Adam O’Sullivan were part of the Kerry team that was defeated by Carlow in Round 2 of the Allianz Hurling League on Sunday 4th February in Austin Stacks Park. Round 3 will take place on Sunday, Feb 18th -v- Kildare in Newbridge @ 2pm.

ST. MARY'S CHURCH NEWS
Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday 7th February  at 10.00a.m, Mass will be celebrated on Saturday evening 10th February  at 6.00p.m  for Charles & Mai Curtin, Lisanearla. Timothy Moriarty, Knocknacaska, Kilflynn. 

WELLBEING AND AWARNESS TALK
The Crotta Hurling Club will be hosting a wellbeing and awarness talk on mental health, drug addiction and disabilities on Friday 9thFebruary at 7:30pm to 8.30p.m in Columbas Centre, Kilflynn. This is for age 15 up and open to all in the community. Aims to help people see the signs and how to use the available services to help yourself and others.
Talks will short to give you enough information to know there is help available. Parents are encouraged to attend. Speakers on the Night : Jimmy Mulligan, Jigsaw Intervention, Supports, Networking.
Eileen Buckley Wellbeing Officer Dr. Crokes Youth Officer , Con Cremmin, Talbot Grove Addiction Service Youth, Officer Charlie Smith, Kerry Disability Services Rights, Entitlements, Governmental Lobbing for Services. Tadgh Buckley and Roy Guerin Disability MuliSport. Wheelchair, Blaster Basketball Club. Fr. Denis Mahony Living with Mental Health. Please come along as this is an important subject

DART WINNERS
The winners of the darts in Parker's Lounge  Bar on Saturday 3rd February were Paddy Weir and J.P Twomey  who defeated Phil Morris and Tim O'Halloran in the Final. The winners  received a leg of lamb each. The next darts doubles tournament takes place on Saturday 10th February at 10.30p.m in Parker's Lounge Bar.

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL    
local contact number is  087 7086253

CROTTA LOTTO RESULTS
The numbers drawn out of the drum by the Independent observer, Mike Parker, Kilflynn on Monday 5th February in Parker’s Pub, Kilflynn were 2,12,19 and 24. There was No winner of €4,400 Jackpot. The following won €35 in the lucky dip draw: Tom Quinlan, Keel, Lixnaw, Marie Egan, Dromakee, Kilflynn and Margaret Quille, Glenoe, Listowel. The next draw will take place in Herbert’s Bar, ,Kilflynn on Monday 12th February with a €4,500 Jackpot. 
Tickets 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 

 

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