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NEWS April 2007

24th April
PARISH MISSION
The Redemptorists will conduct a Mission in the Parish this year. The dates assigned to us are October21st to October 27th. We will have more details at a later date.

CYCLING
The Kilflynn Cycling club have recommence their enjoyable cycling outings, and will continue every Tuesday & Thursday at 7.00p.m. from Barry’ House, Crotta. Bikes provided, all welcome

HOLY WELL MASS
The Annual Mass will celebrated at Tobar Flainn, Kilflynn on Monday evening 3Oth Apri1 at 8p.m. A Procession will leave St. Mary’s Church for the well at 7.30 p.m.

WEDDING
The wedding took place in St. Mary’s Church, Kilflynn on Saturday 14th April of Mary Reilihan, daughter of Elize and Michael Reilhan, Cappa, Kilflynn and Andrew Fleming, son of Margaret and Danny Fleming, Scartaglin,.The marriage ceremony was performed by Fr. Martin Spillane, and assisted by Fr. Jack Fitzgerald, and Fr. Donal O‘Connor. The reception was held Darby O’Gills, Killarney. Best man Danny Fleming and groomsmen were Donie O’Connor and Kenneth Griffin and Bridemaids were Stephanie Reilihan, Noreen Moriarty and Siobhan Griffin. Congratulations and best wishes for the future to Mary and Andrew .

DENIS LYNCH GOLF SCRAMBLE
The are still a very Limited number of places for The Denis Lynch Memorial Golf Outing on Saturday 19th May in Killorglin Golf Club. Entries now taken at Parker's Pub, Kilflynn

Brian Crowe and Norma O'Connor wins the weekly Darts Doubles Tournament in Parker's Pub on Saturday 21st April

DARTS IN PARKERS
Eighteen Darts players participated in, the weekly Darts Double Tournament in Parker’s Lounge Bar, on Easter Saturday night 21st April. In the Final, Norma O’Connor and Brian Crowe, Ballyheigue defeated D. J Lynch, Ballyheigue and Mike Fealy. The winners received a Leg of Lamb. The weekly Darts Doubles Tournament will continue this Saturday 28th April at 10.30 p.m. Legs of Lamb to be won. 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. Sharp.

 

 

 

 

All Ireland Intermediate Champions 2007, Ardfert Footballers and Mentors in Parker's on Sunday 15th April

ARDFERT ON TOUR
The victorious Ardfert football squad, mentors, and supporters paid a surprise visit to Parker’s Pub, Kilflynn on Sunday evening 15th April with the All Ireland Intermediate cup. The newly All Ireland Intermediate Champions were on the way home from Listowel after their first victory in the County Senior League Div 1 tie against Listowel Emmets on 1-05 to 0-05.

MEMBERSHIP
The Crotta Hurling Club Membership is available through the Club Secretary. Paul Shanahan. Players Membership is 40 EURO, Adult Membership 30 EURO and Students Membership 10EURO

 

 

CROTTA LOTTO
There was no winner of Crotta hurling club lotto Jackpot of €6,700 on Monday night 23rd April, in Herberts Bar, Kilflynn. The four numbers picked out of the drum by Independent Observer Gerry Lenihan, Leith, Tralee, were: 14 , 20 , 26 & 27. There were no winners of the €6,600 Jackpot. The Three lucky dip winners each receive €35: Paul O’Donoghue, Tullacrimmin, Abbeydorney, Dave O’Halloran, and Mike Leen, Abbeydorney. The next draw take place in Parker‘s Pub, Kilflynn on Monday Night, 30th April with a €6,800 Jackpot. Tickets are available at €2 from Crotta Club tickets sellers or from The Gala Shop ,Kilflynn, Herbert's Bar, Parker's bar and at Kilflynn Post Office.

FIXTURES
The Crotta Juniors are away this Saturday evening, 28th April in the North Kerry Junior League Semi Final against Causeway in Causeway at 7.00 p.m. The Crotta Minor hurlers are in action on Sunday 29th April, at 12 noon against Kilmoyley In the County League Div 1in Lerrig.

NOTES
Anyone interested in submitted items for the Kilflynn notes, can contact Mike on 066 7135129 or 087 9794541 or email mikeparker@eircom.net before 10.00 a.m. on Monday.

HERBERTS BAR
Music in Herberts Bar, Kilflynn on Saturday night with Fiddlers Green and on Sunday Evening with Danny Goggin.

Crotta's Luke Ward in action against Ardfert in the County Minor hurling Div 1 League on Sunday 15th April in Ardfert

U16 HURLERS
The Crotta U16 hurlers had a victory over a gallant Duagh side in The North Kerry U16 Division 2 League tie, at Dromakee on Monday 16th April on Final score of Crotta 7-7 Duagh 0-5. The home side led at half time by 2-6 to 0-5 . Crotta Team and Scorers: Kevin O’ Mahony, Maurice McElligott, Eoin O’Sullivan, Max Hayes, Kevin Rohan, Jason Nolan, Padraig O’Leary 0-1, Sean Weir 2-4, Darragh McAuliffe 1-1 , Shane Dolan 2-1, Darren Fuller, Tom Quille 2-0, and Shane Nolan .

 

 

 

SENIOR TRAINING
The Crotta Senior hurlers will train on Thursday evening, 26th April at 7.30 p.m.

THAT'S YOUR BALL PAUL! Crotta's Paul Culhane in action against Kilmoyley in the North Kerry Inter Junior League at Dromakee.

 

 


17th April
GOLF SCRAMBLE
The are Limited number of places for The Denis Lynch Memorial Golf Outing on Saturday 19th May in Killorglin Golf Club. Entries now taken at Parker's Pub, Kilflynn

DRAMA
St. Senan’s Drama group presents a Gala Variety Show at the clubhouse, Mountcoal, on Thursday19th, Friday 20th and Sunday 22nd April .The show starts nightly at 8.15 p.m. sharp. For bookings contact Maureen on 068 48238

CYCLING
The Kilflynn Cycling club have recommence their enjoyable cycling, on Tuesday 10th April and will continue every Tuesday & Thursday at 6:45 p.m. from Barry’ House, Crotta. Bikes provided, all welcome.

DARTS IN PARKERS

100 4993 Men on a Mission

Eighteen Darts players participated in, the weekly Darts Double Tournament in Parker’s Lounge Bar, on Easter Saturday night 7th April. In the Final, Aiden Falvey and Paud O’Connor defeated Declan Falvey and Paddy Weir. The winners received a Leg of Lamb each and the runners up received an Easter Egg.
Sixteen Darts players participated in, the weekly Darts Double Tournament in Parker’s Lounge Bar, on Easter Saturday night 14th April. In the Final, Tim O’Halloran and John Mulvihill defeated Norma O’Connor and J.P Twomey. The winners received a Leg of Lamb.
The weekly Darts Doubles Tournament will continue this Saturday 21st April at 10.30 p.m. Legs of Lamb to be won. 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. Sharp.

Enjoying the Sun in Kilflynn Village were Tom McElligott, Laurence Twomey, Geraldine, Hazel and Gavin Parker and Podge The Dog

CROTTA LOTTO
Parker‘s Pub, Kilflynn was the venue for The Crotta hurling club lotto draw on Monday night 16th April, The four numbers picked out of the drum by Independent Observer Paudie Sheehy, Keel, Lixnaw, were: 10 , 13 , 18 & 22. There were no winners of the €6,600 Jackpot.
The Three lucky dip winners each receive €35:
Dominic Nolan, Castletown, Kilflynn, Olive Doody, Upper Tullig, Kilflynn and Shane Herbert, Castletown, Kilflynn.
The next draw take place in Herbert’s Bar, Kilflynn on Monday Night, 23rd April with a €6,700 Jackpot. Tickets are available at €2 from Club tickets sellers or from Herbert's Bar, Parker's bar and at Kilflynn Post Office.

 

 

COLLEGES FOOTBALL
Best of luck to St. Mary’s C.B.S, Tralee (The Green) Football Senior team, who face Omagh CBS from Tyrone at Croke Park, on Sunday in the All-Ireland Colleges Senior A Football Championship Final at 2.15 p.m. Tralee CBS wing back Denis McElligott, is a son of Anne Nolan of Garrynagore Also on the squad is Crotta Hurler, Cian Counihan, Ballymacelligott.

CROTTA GAA
The Crotta hurling club are seeking sponsors for their Web Site, Text Messages service, and Lotto Tickets Any business person interested in sponsoring the Club Web site, Lotto tickets or Text Messages Service can contact any club officer now.

FIXTURES
The Crotta Juniors are away this Wednesday evening at 6.45 p.m. to Ballyheigue in the North League.

KERRY HURLERS
Kerry Seniors interested in this years Allianz National Hurling League , came to a end on Saturday 7th April when they were beaten by Laois in the 1/4 Finals Division 2 on the 4-15 to 4-09.score,. The Crotta club was represented by Andrew Keane at centerfield and Matt Lynch wing forward. The Kerry hurlers must now look forward to the Christy Ring Cup against Mayo in June.

NOTES
Anyone interested in submitted items for the Kilflynn notes, can contact Mike on 066 7135129 or 087 9794541 or email mikeparker@eircom.net before 10.00 a.m. on Monday.

GOLF
Last Saturday in Killorglin, Abbeydorney Golf Society played in the final of the Guinness sponsored Kerry Inter-Society Cup against previous winners The Meadowlands. The match consisted of three singles matches followed by a Scotch Foursome and a Fourball. There were five matches in total and unfortunately Abbeydorney lost out 3-2 with the last deciding match going to the 17th hole.
Congratulations to all involved on this outstanding achievement by the Society.
The Panel consisted of Dan O’Connor, Michael Barry, James McGrath, Tom O’Mahony, John Joe Fealy, Pat Ruane, Tom McNeice, Mundy Hayes, Dan Brassil and Mike Fuller. They would also like to thank those who travelled to caddy and support them on the day.

CROTTA UNDER 8/10/11 TRAINING
Training for under 8/10/11will resume in Dromakee on Wednesday evening next at 6.45pm till 7.45pm. All are welcome. We would like to remind parents that registration fees are due and anyone who missed our registration night is asked to pay as soon as possible. Our second match in the under 11 competition will take place in Dromakee next Tuesday 24th April at 6.30pm. Our opponents will be Duagh. Come along and support the young lads in red and green.

FINUGE/ST. SENANS GIRLS FOOTBALL
On Friday the u.14 team travelled to Moyvane .Unfortunately they went down to a stronger and more experienced team but this marked a continued improvement in our ladies display. They fought hard to the end and were a credit to their new club colours which they wore for the first time.
Panel on the night : Maria O’Halloran Capt., Amy Kelly ,Brogan O’Grady, Caroline Buckley, Catherine O’ Rahilly ,Claire Hunt, Emma Browne, Jacinta McCarthy, Kerry Moore McKenna, Olivia Quilter, Sarah Browne, Tara O’Regan, Siobhan O’Donnell, Tara Buckley
Training continues on Monday nights from 6 to 7.15 p.m. New players always welcome. On Sunday the u.12 team hosted Abbeydorney in Finuge at 12 o’clock. It was a hard fought match throughout with both teams equally testing each other. Unfortunately our girls ran out of steam towards the end as Abbeydorney proved to be too strong. It was a great team effort which showed us the great improvement in our ladies football over the last few weeks.
Panel on the day: Emma Browne Capt., Kerry Moore McKenna, Sarah Browne, Rebecca Sparks, Siobhan O’Donnell, Caroline Buckley, Tara O’Regan,Claire Hunt, Emma Thornton, Hannah Roche, Jacqueline Horgan,Louise Horgan,Rebecca Horgan,Olivia Stack, Rachel Horgan,Sarah Kerins,Amy Kelly Training continues on Monday nights from 6 to 7.15 p.m. in Finuge New players always welcome.

EASTER CEREMONIES
Very large crowds of people young and old attended the Easter ceremonies in St. Mary’s Church, Kilflynn. The ceremonies were as follows: Holy Thursday, Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 8.30 p.m. Confessions after mass. The Church remained open until 10 p.m. Good Friday: Commemoration of the Lord’s Passion at 3.00 p.m. On Good Friday evening at a special Prayer Service, 21. Parishioners from Kilflynn and Abbeydorney participated to give a dramatic presentation of the Stations of the Cross.at 7.30 p.m. Confessions after both Ceremonies. Holy Saturday Night: Easter Vigil and Mass of the Resurrection, Ceremony of light and Renewal of Baptismal Promises at 8.30 p.m. Easter Sunday Morning, Mass at the usual time of 10.am. The church was packed for all the ceremonies. Fr. Pat O‘Donnell, thanked all those who came along and welcomed the very many visitors who are on holidays in the area for Easter.

HERBERTS BAR
Music in Herberts Bar, Kilflynn on Friday night with Wild Rover and on Sunday with Millsiders.

CAMOGIE
In an effort to raise much needed funds for the Abbeylix Camogie Club, members will be bag packing in Dunnes Stores, North Circular Road Tralee this weekend. The club is calling on locals to give as much support as possible during their collection, which takes place from 6pm to 9pm on Friday, April 20 and from 11am to 4pm on Saturday, April 21. Also, as many parents as possible are being urged to show up and help out with the bag packing on both days, as their support is vital.
Meanwhile, members of Abbeylix Camogie Club would like to say a huge thank you to two local businesses that have very generously agreed to sponsor the club’s jerseys for the coming year. Mike McKenna of McKenna’s Bar Abbeydorney has sponsored the senior teams and Norma and James Ryall of Abbeydorney have sponsored the juniors. Your support is very much appreciated, and the club is extremely grateful.
Finally, the Camogie County Board is now running its ‘2000 Members Draw’ with tickets available from local club members. A total of 2000 tickets have been printed, in every denomination from one cent to 20 euro. Those buying the ticket simply pay the fee printed on the ticket they have chosen, write their name on the stub and put the money into the envelope provided. All those who buy tickets are entered in a draw on May 7 in the Imperial Hotel, Tralee, with 2,000 euro in prize money up for grabs — 1,000 euro for first prize, 500 euro for second and five additional prizes of 100 euro. If each club manages to sell 400 tickets they will receive 500 euro so please you’re your support.

FATIMA DRAW RESULTS
The following are Fatima Pilgrim Fundraising Draw Results 1st Prize Ticket to Fatima Winner Shanahans Garden Centre 2nd Prize Football Signed by Kerry Football Team 2006 Winner Abbeydorney Gaa Club 3rd Prize Hamper Garveys Supermarket Winner Niamh Mangan

BIRTH
Congratulations to Denise and Sean Cronin, Tullig, Kilflynn on the birth of their Baby daughter at Kerry General Hospital, Tralee on Saturday 14th April and little sister for Shauna

COMMUNITY GAMES
Abbeydorney/Kilflynn table tennis Gold Medal Winners Ciara Maunsell, Shauna Cunningham, Maura O'Connell U13 Boys Bronze Medals, John Shanahan, Aaron Conway, Barry Horgan, Stephen Egan.

GAA RESULTS
Munster Minor Football Championship: Kerry 3-7 Tipperary 0-10 Venue Limerick Ladies Minor Football Championship: Kerry 9-8 Tipperary 3-11 Venue. Kanturk.

KERRY 16 HURLERS
The Crotta hurling club were represented by Sean Weir, Shane Nolan and Padraig O’Leary on the Kerry under 16 team that were lost to Limerick City in the Munster U16 B Inter-Divisional Championship Final on 3-16 to 2-9 score line at Bruff, on Saturday 14th April.

SYMPATHY
Sincere sympathy is extended to Patricia McGaley, Fahavane, Kilflynn and Anne O’Flaherty, Stacksmountain, Kilflynn on the death of their father Timmie Tadgh Mike Brosnan, West End, Mountcollins, Limerick, on Tuesday 24th March. May he rest in Peace.

CROTTA GAA RESULTS
The Crotta Senior Hurlers travelled to Ballyduff on Easter Sunday 8th April, and collected another 2 points in the County League Div 1, when they defeated the current County Champions Ballyduff on 2-09 to 1-11. Score line.
Crotta team and Scorers: Brendan Mahony, Philip Twomey, Tom B Mc Elligott, Pa Quille, Diarmuid Mc Kenna, Tom Cronin (0-01) Darren Twomey, Cyril Lynch, Colm Mc Elligott (0-01) Andrew Keane (1-04), Sean Twomey (1-03) J.P Mc Elligott, Matt Lynch, J.P Quilter, and Francis Keane
Crotta minor hurlers had a 2-08 to 0-07 victory Abbeydorney in the County minor league div 1 game at Dromakee on Tuesday evening 10th April.
Crotta team and Scores: Eoin O’Sullivan, Padraig O’Leary (0-01), Jonathan Caffrey, Alan Leen Luke Sheehan, Paul Costello, Sean Weir, Darren Twomey (1-02), Cian Counihan, Shane Mc Auliffe, Richard Nolan (0-01), Shane Nolan (0-03)Paul Lenihan, David Moloney and Keith Hannifin (1-00).
The Crotta Junior were well defeated by Abbeydorney in the North Kerry Intermediate League at Dromakee on Wednesday 11th April on 2-13 to 0-08 score line.
Crotta team and scorers: Brendan Mahony, Alan Leen, Jonathan, Fergus O’Sullivan ,Luke Sheehan, Pa Quille, Paul Lenihan, Darren Twomey (0-02), Richard Nolan, Shane Mc Auliffe, Paul Culhane, Martin Keane(0-03), Jodie Hannon, John Mahoney (0-03), and Paul Shanahan. Subs: J. P Mc Elligott for J. Hannon, Thomas Stack for P. Shanahan, Paul Shanahan for R. Nolan (inj), Peter Mc Grath for F. O’Sullivan
On Saturday evening 14th April, at Dromakee, Crotta were defeated by Abbeydorney in the top of the County league Div 1Clash, before the large attendance on the 1-13 to 0-13 final score line. Abbeydorney led 1-07 to 0-07.
Crotta team and Scorers: Jerome O’Sullivan, Philip Twomey, Tom B Mc Elligott, Pa Quille, Tom Cronin(0-01), Cyril Lynch, Diarmuid Mc Kenna, Matt Lynch, Jack Twomey, C olm Mc Elligott, Sean Twomey (0-01), Darren Twomey, Francis Keane, J. P Quilter, and Andrew Keane (0-11). Sub: Martin Keane for F. Keane.
Wishing a Speedy Recovery to Abbeydorney Kieran O'Connell was injured in the first half.
Referee: Tom Godley Kilmoyley.
At Ardfert on Sunday 15th April, Crotta Minor hurlers had victory over the home side on 2-13 to 0-05 Final score line.
Crotta panel and Scorers: Eoin O’Sullivan, Paul Lenihan Jonathan Caffrey (1-00), Luke Sheehan, Sean Weir, Paul Costello (0-01), Richard Nolan (1-07),Darren Twomey Padraig O’Leary ,Gary Marshall,(0-01), Alan Leen, Shane Mc Auliffe, (0-01), Shane Nolan (0-02), David Moloney and Keith Hannifin (0-01). Subs: Luke Ward for D.Moloney, Aaron Sheehan for S. Nolan and David Moloney for P. O’Leary.

REGIONAL AUTISM MEETING
Kerry Autism Action and Irish Autism Action together with the Cork CABAS School are organising a public meeting to highlight the needs and concerns of families affected by autism. Families in general experience many specific difficulties. Some children have no school placements, with many others in appropriate placements. All families face an uncertain future with no dedicated supported living facilities .Speakers at the meeting will concentrate on the following points: education, diagnosis, family supports, and supported living options. The meeting will take place on Wednesday 25th April at 8.30 p.m. in the Rochestown Park Hotel, Cork. To facilitate those who wish to travel from Kerry, a free bus will be leaving from the Brandon Hotel, Tralee at 7.00 p.m. and will also pick at Daly’s Supervalue Supermarket, Killarney at 7.30 p.m. For further information contact Michael Crean of Kerry Autism Action on 087 2390200.


10th April
KINGDOM ROCKED BY FITZMAURICE RETIREMENT

Three-time All-Ireland winner Eamon Fitzmaurice has stunned Kerry football by announcing his inter-county retirement. The news is another major defensive blow to new manager Pat O’Shea, who is already planning ahead without Seamus Moynihan and Mike McCarthy. Aged just 29, Fitzmaurice informed the Kerry boss of his decision on Bank Holiday Monday, and insisted that there was no ill-feeling between the two. “I set myself a target by the end of the National League I would be able to nail down the centre back spot. That didn’t happen for different reasons and it hasn’t worked out,” he explained. “So I think it was time to go.” The Finuge clubman revealed that he had intended retiring after last year’s All-Ireland final victory over Mayo, but decided to play on. “When I decided to come back, I wanted to get back in the team and help Kerry anyway I could. But the fairytales doesn’t work out for everyone. Seamus Moynihan came back last year and won a league, an All-Ireland and an All-Star but it didn’t work out for me and that is the way it goes. I have no regrets.” Fitzmaurice, who won All-Ireland medals in 2000, 2004 and last year, added: “I have a good relationship with Pat (O’Shea) and he knew where I was coming from. He knew that it wasn’t a rash decision and that I had thought it through logically. He would have preferred if I had stayed on. There are no sour grapes and I wish him and the lads the very best for the year ahead.”

COMMUNITY GAMES
Congratulations to our gallant under 14 quiz team of Seamus White, Shane Hayes, Katie Brassil, Alison Shanahan, Neil Beirne and Gary Neenan who for the first time ever in the history of Community games in the area won the County final in Killarney last Wednesday 4th April. They will now represent the county at the National finals in Mosney, Co. Meath on Saturday 12th May. We would also like to thank Mary Brassil and Bernie Shanahan who coached the team, their hard work and dedication received its reward.

KILFLYNN INDOOR MARKET
The Kilflynn indoor Market will be held this Sunday 14th April from 10.30 a.m. to 1p.m. at St. Columbas Centre, Kilflynn. Home Baking, Specialty Breads, Organically Fed Chickens, Porter Cakes, Soda Bread, Plants and Spices, Pate, Greetings Cards, Pictures ect…….

NO WINNER OF THE CROTTA JACKPOT
Herbert‘s Bar, Kilflynn was the venue for The Crotta hurling club lotto draw on Monday night 9th April, The four numbers picked out of the drum by Independent Observer Tommy Parkinson, Tullig, Kilflynn were: 6 , 9 , 10 & 15.
There were no winners of the €6,500 Jackpot.
The Three lucky dip winners each receive €35:Kathleen Mc Elligott, Upper Tullig,, Kilflynn, Kate Caffrey, Crotta and Mike Fitzmaurice, Tubrid.
The next draw take place in Parker‘s Pub, Kilflynn on Monday Night, 16th April with a €6,600 Jackpot. Tickets are available at €2 from Club tickets sellers or from Herbert's Bar, Parker's bar and at Kilflynn Post Office.

FIXTURES
North Kerry Intermediate, Crotta play Abbeydorney on Wednesday 11th April at 6.45 p.m. in Dromakee North Kerry Under 12 Semi Final, Crotta play Lixnaw at Dromakee on Friday 13th April at 6.45 p.m. County league Div 1, Crotta play Abbeydorney on Saturday 14th April in Dromakee and on Sunday the Crotta Minors play Ardfert on Sunday15th April at 12 noon in Ardfert.

ACTIVE RETIRED
A Social Evening for the Active Retired will take place on Wednesday, 11th April with a trip to the bog village, Kilflynn for lunch. A coach will leave the Community Hall, Abbeydorney at 1.15 p.m. For further information contact Noreen at 066 7135831.


3rd April
HAPPY EASTER to all readers of the Kilflynn Notes at Home and Abroad.

HOLY WEEK CEREMONIES
The Holy Week Schedule of Ceremonies for St Mary’s Church, Kilflynn:
Holy Thursday, Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 8.30 p.m. Confessions after mass. The Church will remain open until 10 p.m. for private adoration.
Good Friday: Today is a day of Fast and Abstinence. Commemoration of the Lord’s Passion at 3.00 p.m. Drama of Calvary in St. Mary’s Church at 7.30 p.m. Confessions after both Ceremonies.
Holy Saturday Night: Easter Vigil and Mass of the Resurrection, Ceremony of light and Renewal of Baptismal Promises at 8.30 p.m.
Easter Sunday Morning, Mass at the usual time of 10.am

NATIONAL SPRING CLEAN 2007
This year the National Spring Clean Campaign will last throughout the month of April but the laws governing litter apply all year round and must be considered at all times. The problem of illegal dumping plagues the county of Kerry. Beaches, roadsides, ditches and public places are all affected and the natural beauty of the county is impacted by the problem. Why not do something and play a part in keeping Kerry litter free!
• Help us to combat the litter problem and spread the anti-litter message here in Kerry. Be the solution to litter pollution.
• If you see an incident of illegal dumping please report the matter to the Environmental Services Section of Kerry County Council at Freephone 1800 326 228. We will promptly investigate and address the matter as forcefully as possible.
• Get involved in this year’s spring clean campaign – for example, take part in a local clean-up of your beach, village, estate, etc. We will provide the refuse bags and gloves for all participants.
Help us to keep Kerry litter free – For further information please contact the Environmental Services Section, Kerry County Council at:-Telephone No. (066) 7183562 Fax No. (066) 7120927. E-mail. environ@kerrycoco.ie

LYONS, TUOMEY AND O’SHEA COMMEMORATION
The Annual Lyons, Tuomey and O'Shea Commemoration will take place in Kilflynn on Easter Monday, April 9th. Assemble at 4 pm at Kilflynn Bridge. Main Speaker will be Deputy Martin Ferris, TD. All welcome. A Ballad Session at 'Parker's Bar' will follow the commemoration.

GOLF
Abbeydorney Golf Society: travelled to Ceann Sibeal last Saturday for a singles outing. Our thanks to Ceann Sibeal for their Hospitality.
The outing was kindly sponsored by O’Connor Mulvihill Joinery to whom we are most grateful.
The presentation of prizes took place in the clubhouse after the outing and the winners were as follows
1st Dan Brassil (15) 31pts; 2nd Dan O'Connor (9) 30pts; 3rd Tom McNeice (14) 30pts; 4th Chris Fealy (14) 29pts.
Front nine Mike Leen (21) 18pts; Back Nine Jim Crowley (13) 13pts; High Handicap Fr Pat O'Donnell (23) 28pts; Guest 1st Jim Gayson (20) 26pts; 2nd Edith O'Carroll (19) 24pts
The presentation of prizes for the outing to Dooks on the 17th February also took place. This outing was kindly sponsored by Mirror Ireland. Results were as follows:
1st Mundy Hayes (22) 38pts; 2nd Tom O’Mahoney (13) 37pts; 3rd Seamus Kennedy (16) 36pts; 4th Michael Fuller (19) 36pts; Front nine Gary Kavanagh (16) 21pts; Back Nine John Joe Fealy (15) 20pts; High Handicap Ursula Scullion (30) 30pts.
Our next outing will take place on the 5th May to O’Mahony’s Point, Killarney tee-time 11:30 – 1:00.

KERRY UNDER 16S HURLERS
Best of luck to the Crotta players: Padraig O’Leary, Sean Weir, and Shane Nolan, and their Kerry under 16 team mates who play Muskerry in the Munster B U16 Inter-Divisional Hurling Championship Semi Final on Monday 9th April, in Lerrig at 2.00p.m.

TRALEE BLOOD DONOR CLINIC
April 2nd - 5th A blood donor clinic is now open at the KDYS Hall, Tralee until this Thursday April 5th from 3pm to 5pm and 7pm to 9pm daily.

CROTTA SPONSORED 6KM WALK
The Crotta Hurling bord Na Nog club will hold their 10K sponsored walk this Good Friday. Cards available from club Secretary Annette Nolan or Club officers.

TABLE QUIZ
The Kilflynn National School Parents Association will hold their, Annual Fun Quiz, on Holy Thursday night, 5th April, in Herbert’s and Parker’s Bars at 9.30 p.m. The support of the parents and local community would be appreciated

CYCLING
The Kilflynn Cycling club will commence on Tuesday evening at 6.30 p.m. from Barry’ House, Crotta. Bikes provided, all welcome.

COMMUNITY GAMES NEWS
The Abbeydorney/Kilflynn under 14 quiz will compete in the Community Games County final on this Wednesday 4th April, in Killarney, and we wish the boys and girls the best of luck. The Shane Hayes, Sheamus White, Katie Brassil, Alison Shanahan, Neil Beirne and Gary Neenan.

DARTS IN PARKERS
Sixteen Darts players participated in, the weekly Darts Double Tournament in Parker’s Lounge Bar, on Saturday 31st March. In the Final, John Walsh and Mike Fealy defeated Clive Putman and Brendan Hannon. The winners received a Leg of Lamb each
The weekly Darts Doubles Tournament will continue this Saturday 7th April at 10.30 p.m. Legs of Lamb to be won. 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. Sharp.

CROTTA LOTTO JACKPOT HITS €6,500
Parker‘s Pub, Kilflynn was the venue for The Crotta hurling club lotto draw on Monday night 2nd April. The four numbers picked out of the drum by Independent Observer Kay Keane, Kilflynn, were: 6 , 8 , 22 & 23. There were no winners of the €6,400 Jackpot.
The Three lucky dip winners each receive €35:
Margaret Deenihan, Ballyconnell, Kilflynn, Mike Twomey, London and Gortclohy, Kilflynn and John Shanahan, Ballymaquinn, Abbeydorney.
The next draw take place in Herbert’s Bar, Kilflynn on Monday Night, 9th April with a €6,500 Jackpot.
Tickets are available at €2 from Club tickets sellers or from Herbert's Bar, Parker's bar and at Kilflynn Post Office.

KILFLYNN SANTOS
The Kilflynn Santos Senior team had a one nil victory over Lenamore Rovers at Meadow Grounds, Crotta Thanks to a goal from Denis Sayers in the 60 Minute.
Kilflynn Santos team: Alan Bonn, Danny Murphy, Diarmuid Nolan, Aidan Scanlon, Hughie Keenan, Denis Sayers, Kevin Mc McCarthy, Martin Daughton, Philip Twomey, Gary Hogan and David Lenihan. Subs used Colm Mc Elligott for D. Lenihan, Mikie Barry for P. Twomey and Adrian Allen for M. Daughton

FUNDRAISING DRAW
A Fundraising draw in aid of Br. Michael Neenan’s Pilgrimage to Fatima for people with special needs on Thursday 17th May.
1st Prize: 1 Free Ticket to Fatima including Flight and accommodation. 2nd Prize: Football signed by Kerry All-Ireland winning Team 2006, 3rd Prize: Hamper by Garvey’s Supermarket.
Tickets on Sale in Parker’s Pub and Herbert’s Bar, Kilflynn at only 5 euros. The draw will take place on Wednesday 11th April in the Abbeydorney Sports Complex.

COLLEGES FOOTBALL
Well done St. Mary’s C.B.S, Tralee (The Green) Football Senior team, who defeated St. Pats Navan in the All-Ireland Colleges Senior A Football Championship semi-final on Saturday afternoon in Templemore on 1-13 to 1-07 score line. Tralee CBS wing back Denis McElligott, is a son of Anne Nolan of Garrynagore. Also on the squad was Crotta Hurler, Cian Counihan, Ballymacelligott. Well done lads.

CROTTA GAA
The Crotta hurling club are seeking sponsors for their Web Site, Text Messages service, and Lotto Tickets
Any business person interested in sponsoring the Club Web site, Lotto tickets or Text Messages Service can contact any club officer now.

FIXTURES
The Crotta Juniors are at home this Wednesday evening at 6.45 p.m. to Kilmoyley in the North League and the Minors are in action on Friday 6th April (Good Friday), in Abbeydorney at 1.00 p.m. against the home side.

CAILIN ALAINN
Local horse CAILIN ALAINN will run in The Powers Gold Cup (Grade 1) race at Fairyhouse on Sunday 8th April at 3.50 p.m. CAILIN ALAINN is owned by The Dewdrop Racing Syndicate, Lixnaw. Ballyrehan Trio of Kevin Galvin, John O’Mahoney and Michael O'Connell are members of the Syndicate.

KERRY HURLERS
The Senior hurlers had a 3-9 to 0-8 victory Kildare in the Allianz National Hurling League: Div 2B Kerry at Newbridge on Sunday 1st April.
Crotta player Matt Lynch made his debut at Centre field for Kerry and acquitted himself very well.
Kerry will play Laois in the Allianz National Hurling League 1/4 Finals Division 2, on Sunday 8th April while also in the 1/4 Finals, Derry meet Kildare. Group winners Wicklow and Westmeath await in the semi-finals.

NOTES
Anyone interested in submitted items for the Kilflynn notes, can contact Mike on 066 7135129 or 087 9794541 or email mikeparker@eircom.net before 10.00 a.m. on Monday.

RESULTS
All-Ireland Senior Club Final: Crossmaglen 0-13, Dr Crokes 1-5 Venue Portlaoise
All-Ireland Higher Education Intermediate Hurling Final: University of Limerick 0-18 Limerick IT 1-13
All-Ireland B Comprehensive Schools Hurling Final: Limerick 0-15 Kerry 2-7 Venue Fenagh
Allianz National Football League: Div 1A Kerry 0-9 Tyrone 0-9 Venue Tralee
County U12 Hurling League: Abbeydorney 8-1 Crotta 0-2 Venue Dromakee

NUTRITIONAL WORKSHOP
Kerry County Board are holding a Nutritional Workshop on Wednesday April 4th @ 8pm at The Pavilion, Austin Stacks Tralee Cost €10.00 per person.

 

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