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JUNE 2018

13th June 2018

Kilflynn Vintage Weekend 2018
The annual Kilflynn Vintage Weekend takes place from June 16th-17th. After fantastic 21st Birthday celebrations last year, we are hoping the party atmosphere will continue in 2018.There is a fantastic weekend in store for young and old.  The weekend’s events kick off at 7pm on Saturday evening where the Vintage Tractor, Car and Motorbike Run will depart the village. On return their will be a barbeque in the village to kick of the weekend.
At 12 noon the official opening of the field will take place and the days events will get underway. There will be a wide variety of vintage displays including; cars, tractors, motorbikes, stationary engines, steam engines, threshers, forge and blacksmith demonstrations as well as much more.
Sunday is very much a family day out with entertainment for all ages provided. For the younger generations there will be amusements, bouncy castles, egg painting competition, novelty games, as well as the unforgettable ‘Magic Puppet Show @ 2pm! For the adults there will be live music and entertainment throughout the day, as well as some great displays of machinery from by-gone-days.
The Kilflynn Vintage Club greatly appreciates the support that the local community and surrounding areas give us each year. It is because of this support that the club has thrived over the last 22 years. With the help of your support the club has raised funds for numerous different charities and local groups. We hope to see you all in Kilflynn from June 16th-17th for what should be a fantastic weekend of celebrations!

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The Kilflynn Care Group pose for a photo before heading off from Kilflynn Village for their summer outing to Waterville on Sunday 10th June. Photo Mike Parker

CROTTA U-10 HURLERS
Congratulations to the Crotta U10 Hurlers who took part in the North Kerry blitz held on Saturday 9th June in beautiful sunshine in Tom Healy Park Abbeydorney. The team had hard fought wins over Ardfert, Tralee Parnells and Kilmoyley and won their group. This is a fantastic achievement for the young hurlers. Thanks to all players, parents, mentors and of courses Abbeydorney GAA who were excellent host as usual.

WEDDING BELLS
Heartiest congratulations and best wishes goes to Grainne Twomey, daughter of Catherine and Brendan Twomey, Crotta Cross, Lixnaw and David Bennett son of Mary and Francis Bennett, Ballybunion who were married in St. Mary’s Church, Kilflynn on Friday 8th June. The beautiful ceremony was performed by Fr. Denis O’Mahony, Abbeydorney P.P. The Best man was Declan Bennett and Groomsmen were Francis Bennett and Jon Egan, The Bridesmaids were Socha Tuomey, Gillian Twomey and Catherine Collins. The Page boy was: Francis Bennett Jnr
and Flower Girl was Louisa Twomey. The wedding reception was held in
 Great Southern Hotel, Killarney A great day and night, was had by all in attendance.
The happy  couple and their guests were blessed by beautiful weather for their special day. We wish Grainne and David many happy years of married life together.

KILFLYNN CEMETERY MASS
The Cemetery Mass will be celebrated for the departed in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Kilflynn on Wednesday, 4th July at 8.00 pm. Please notify friends and relatives of those buried in the Cemetery.

CAUSEWAY CAMOGIE NOTES 
Camogie training for U8 & U10 girls takes place every Friday from 6 to 7 pm in the astro turf Causeway.  Training for U12 & U13 girls takes place every Monday & Thursday in the sports-field Causeway. Girls from all parishes are always very welcome to come along and give it a go.  Helmet & hurley will be provided.  This is a great way to get your child active & fit while also making new friends.  Cost €2

ST. MARY’S CHURCH
Mass will be celebrated on Saturday 16th June  at 6.00p.m Kilflynn Altar Society for June: Claire Walsh, Carmel O’Connell

SENIOR HURLING CHAMPIONSHIP
The opening Round of the 2018 Garvey’s SuperValu Kerry County Senior Hurling Championship [Corn Neilus Ó Floinn] are fixed for this weekend. All games will be played at Austin Stack Park, Tralee, with extra time if necessary. On Saturday, 16 June Lixnaw meet Kilmoyley at 5.30p.m. while reigning champions, Ballyduff take on Abbeydorney at 7.15p.m. On Sunday, 17 June, Ballyheigue play Crotta at 2.00p.m. followed by St Brendan's v Causeway at 3.45p.m. Round 2 will be played on the weekend of 30 June / 1 July, Round 3 on the weekend of 29 July, the semi-finals on Saturday, 11 August and the final is scheduled for Sunday, 26 August.
Best of luck to the Crotta player's and their mentors who play Ballyheigue in Austin Stacks Park, Tralee  on  Sunday at 2.00p.m 

PAPAL MASS
on Sunday 26th August in the Phoenix Park. If you are interested in travelling please contact the Parish Office before Friday 25thMay. We need to know if there is enough demand to arrange a bus.

CROTTA LOTTO RESUTS
The numbers drawn out of the drum by the Independent observer:  Renny McMaster,  England and   Knocknacaska,  Kilflynn  on Monday 11th  June  in Parker's Pub,   Kilflynn were 2,8,9 and 11. There was No winner of €6,200 Jackpot. The following won €35 in the lucky dip draw: Anne and Robert Barry,Leam, Kilflynn, Matt Fitzmaurice, Lixnaw Pharmacy and Donnacha O'Sullivan, C/o Gerry Linehan, Leith, Abbeydorney.  The next draw will take place in Herbert’s Bar, Kilflynn on Monday 18th June with a €6,300 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.

WELLINGTON THROWING COMPETITIONS
Ladies and Gents Wellington Throwing competitions which taking place in Kilflynn village, on Friday 15th June at 8.00 p.m. with trophies for the first, second and third in both Ladies and Gents categories. Competitors are required to hurl a Wellington Boot as far as possible within boundary lines, from a standing or running start. So come to Kilflynn and compete for the craic.

CUL CAMP 2018 
See www.crottagaa.club website for dates and link to book Kellogg's cul camp. Look for cul camp logo and click to book

FAIRY FESTIVAL
For the last few years The Crotta  Hurling Club has provided volunteers to help with the Kilflynn fairy festival. They contribute financially to Bord na nOg every year. If you can volunteer please contact Paud Tuomey 087 2379559
Dates are Sat June 30th and Sun July 1st

CEMETERY MASSES
Kyrie Eleison Tuesday 3rd July 8.00 p.m.
St. Mary’s Kilflynn Wednesday 4th July at 8.00 p.m.
Killahan Cemetery Tuesday 10th July at 8.00 p.m.

PARKER'S PUB
Friday evening 15th June Ladies and Gents Wellington Throwing competitions, Saturday 16th June: Music after the Tractor Run. Sunday Evening 17th June: OC Trio from Scartaglin Monday Evening 18th June: Pig n Porter. Best wishes to the vintage committee.

JOE MC DONAGH CUP
The Kerry Senior hurlers completed their Joe McDonagh Cup campaign with a 2 - 21 to 1 - 20 away win against Antrim last Saturday 9th June. This game also signalled the end of their competitive season for 2018. The Crotta Hurling club was well represented on the Kerry team by Sean Weir (Wing Back), Shane Nolan  (Wing Forward) Tomas O’Connor came on as sub in the 2nd half and scored a point and Jordan Conway also came on as a sub. Paudie Quille was also a member of the panel. Barry Mahony and Adam O’Sullivan were unavailable for selection. Well done to the Seven Crotta players who represented their club with pride and distinction at inter-county level in 2018

CELTIC CHALLENGE
Best of luck to Crotta Players James Sheehan, Declan O’Donoghue, Ryan McElligott and Aodhan McKenna who are part of the Kerry U17 squad that will contest the Corn Michael Hogan Cup quarter-final against East Cork this Saturday, 16th June. Time and venue to be confirmed.

MUNSTER FOOTBALL FINAL
Any Crotta club members requiring tickets for the Munster Football Final on Saturday 23rd June, please contact Club chairman Paddy Weir by lunch time on Friday (14th June) please.

DART WINNERS
The winners of the darts in Parker's Lounge  Bar , Kilflynn on Saturday 9th June were Paud Fuller  and Paud Twomey who defeated Jason Nolan and Michéal O'Sullivan in the Final. The winners received a leg of lamb each. The next darts doubles tournament takes place on Saturday 16th June  at 10.30p.m in Parker's Snug  Bar. The winners will receive a leg of lamb each. All names in for 10.20p.m.

LIXNAW GOLF SOCIETY
Outing Saturday 16th of June in Beaufort GC.Tee Times 12:30 to 1:30 anyone interested in going can contact any society member. Prize giving in Quilters Bar Lixnaw on the night.

FEILE NA GAEL 2018
Well done to the Kerry teams who participated in the national Féile na nGael Under 14 competitions last weekend. Ballyduff reached the semi-final of Division 2 where they lost out to Naas. Lixnaw got to the Division 5 Shield semi-final and South Kerry went as far as the Division 9 Cup semi-final. 
Congratulations to Causeway on winning the Division 5 camogie title. Fantastic achievement.


6th June 2018

LEAVING & JUNIOR CERT EXAMS
Good luck to all the boys and girls who will be sitting their exams over the next number of weeks. Hope all goes well for you.

CnamB-Kery-v-Clare
St. Teresa’s National School,Kilflynn pupil Megan Hickey and Gemma Lawlor Ardfert National School who played with Kerry Allianz Cumann na Mbunscol Primary Game Football team against Clare in the Munster Gaa Primary Go Games at half time in the Munster Senior Championship between Clare and Kerry y at Fitzgerald Stadium,Killarney on Sunday 3rd June pictured with Tomás Hanafin and Mary Jo Curran.

Kilflynn Vintage Weekend 2018
The annual Kilflynn Vintage Weekend takes place from June 16th-17th. After fantastic 21st birthday celebrations last year, we are hoping the party atmosphere will continue in 2018.There is a fantastic weekend in store for young and old.  The weekend’s events kick off at 7pm on Saturday evening where the Vintage Tractor, Car and Motorbike Run will depart the village. On return their will be a barbeque in the village to kick of the weekend.
At 12 noon the official opening of the field will take place and the days events will get underway. There will be a wide variety of vintage displays including; cars, tractors, motorbikes, stationary engines, steam engines, threshers, forge and blacksmith demonstrations as well as much more.
Sunday is very much a family day out with entertainment for all ages provided. For the younger generations there will be amusements, bouncy castles, egg painting competition, novelty games, as well as the unforgettable ‘Magic Puppet Show @ 2pm! For the adults there will be live music and entertainment throughout the day, as well as some great displays of machinery from by-gone-days.
The Kilflynn Vintage Club greatly appreciates the support that the local community and surrounding areas give us each year. It is because of this support that the club has thrived over the last 22 years. With the help of your support the club has raised funds for numerous different charities and local groups. We hope to see you all in Kilflynn from June 16th-17th for what should be a fantastic weekend of celebrations!
Comórtas Poc Fada Ciarraí
Martin Stackpoole of Lixnaw has retained the Kerry Long Puck competition which was held in perfect conditions
over a course on Kerryhead Mountain,Ballyheigue, on Monday 4th June
Runner up was Adam O’Sullivan of Crotta
The winner of the Under 16 Long Puck was Oisín Mausell of Abbeydorney with Tadhg McKenna of Crotta in second place.
The winners now go on to represent Kerry in the Munster Poc Fada Final to be held in the Burren, Co. Clare on Saturday, 16th June. Congrats to Martin and Oisín and all the best at the Munster Long Puck final lads, also Congrats and Well Done to Crotta Hurlers Adam and Tadgh who were runners up in their Categories.

Fairy Festival
For the last few years Crotta  Hurling Club has provided volunteers to help with the Kilflynn fairy festival. They contribute financially to Bord na nOg every year. If you can volunteer please contact Paud Tuomey 087 2379559
Dates are Sat June 30th and Sun July 1st 

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Crotta Hurlers Tadgh McKenna and Adam O'Sullivan who participated in The
Comórtas Poc Fada Ciarraí over a course on Kerryhead Mountain,Ballyheigue, on Monday 4th June. Adam and Tadgh were runners up in the the U-16 and Senior Categories.

CAUSEWAY CAMOGIE NOTES
Camogie training for U8 & U10 girls takes place every Friday from 6 to 7 pm in the astro turf Causeway.  Training for U12 & U13 girls takes place every Monday & Thursday in the sports-field Causeway. Girls from all parishes are always very welcome to come along and give it a go.  Helmet & hurley will be provided.  This is a great way to get your child active & fit while also making new friends.  Cost €2

ST. MARY’S CHURCH
Mass will be celebrated on Saturday 9th June  at 6.00p.m Kilflynn Altar Society for June: Claire Walsh, Carmel O’Connell

HURLING RESULTS
At the Sportsfield, Dromakee on Wednesday 30th May  in Div. 2 of the Cara Credit Union Kerry GAA Co. League, the homeside were defeated by St. Brendan’s Hurling Club, Ardfert by 1-21 to 1-16 .
North Kerry U11 League on Friday evening 1st June at the Sportsfield, dromakee, Kilflynn Crotta had a hard fought win over a spirited Causeway side on a Full Time score line Crotta 3-07 Causeway 0-01. Thanks to all players parents and officials

HURLING CHAMPIONSHIP
Garveys Supervalu Senior Hurling Championship Draw and Launch 
Ballyheigue V Crotta O Neills
Ballyduff V Abbeydorney 
Causeway V St Brendan’s 
Lixnaw V Kilmoyley

PAPAL MASS
on Sunday 26th August in the Phoenix Park. If you are interested in travelling please contact the Parish Office before Friday 25thMay. We need to know if there is enough demand to arrange a bus.

NEW ARRIVALS
Heartiest Congratulations and Best Wishes goes to Emma and Paul Shanahan, Tullig, Kilflynn on the birth of Twin boys at University Hospital Kerry, Tralee on Sunday 3rd June, And two Little brother's for Stephen.

CROTTA LOTTO RESULTS
The numbers drawn out of the drum by the Independent observer:  Mary O'Meara , Knocknacaska, Kilflynn  on Monday 4th June  in Herbert’s Bar,   Kilflynn were 5,18,22 and 24. There was No winner of €6,100 Jackpot. The following won €35 in the lucky dip draw:  John Clifford, Abbeydorney, Deirdre Herbert, Castletown, Kilflynn and John Clifford, Abbeydorney.  The next draw will take place in Parker's Pub, ,Kilflynn on Monday 11th June with a €6,200 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.

WELLINGTON THROWING COMPETITIONS
Ladies and Gents Wellington Throwing competitions which taking place in Kilflynn village, on Friday 15th June at 8.00 p.m. with trophies for the first, second and third in both Ladies and Gents categories. Competitors are required to hurl a Wellington Boot as far as possible within boundary lines, from a standing or running start. So come to Kilflynn and compete for the craic.

CUL CAMP 2018 
See www.crottagaa.club website for dates and link to book Kellogg's cul camp. Look for cul camp logo and click to book

MEGAN PLAYS FOR KERRY
Well done St. Teresa’s National School pupil Megan Hickey, Knockbrack , Kilflynn who played with Kerry Allianz Cumann na Mbunscol Primary Game Football team at No 4 against Clare in the Munster Gaa Primary Go Games at half time in the Munster Senior Championship between Clare and Kerry y at Fitzgerald Stadium,Killarney on Sunday 3rd June. Megan plays her Football with Abbeydorney Ladies Football Club.

CEMETERY MASSES
Kyrie Eleison Tuesday 3rd July 8.00 p.m.
St. Mary’s Kilflynn Wednesday 4th July at 8.00 p.m.
Killahan Cemetery Tuesday 10th July at 8.00 p.m.

SUMMER CARE GROUP OUTING
The Abbeydorney/Kilflynn Care Group summer outing to Waterville on Sunday 10th June

DART WINNERS
The winners of the darts in Parker's Lounge  Bar , Kilflynn on Saturday 2nd June were Paddy Weir  and Paud Twomey who defeated Declan Adrian McHugh  and Declan Falvey in the Final. The winners received a leg of lamb each. The next darts doubles tournament takes place on Saturday 9th June  at 10.30p.m in Parker's Lounge Bar. The winners will receive a leg of lamb each. All names in for 10.20p.m.

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