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APRIL 2011

26th April 2011
HOLY WELL MASS
PEOPLE of the area will be travelling in large numbers to the banks of the Shanow River
on this Friday evening 29th Apri1, for the annual Mass at Tobar Flainn, Kilflynn
This Annual ceremony attracts people from all over the North Kerry area commences at 7.30 p.m. , with A Procession leaving St. Mary’s Church, Kilflynn for the well at 7.00 p.m. Rosary will be recited en route

ST. MARY'S CHURCH NEWS
Mass will be celebrated at 6.30 p.m. on Saturday 30th April for Tom Joe O’Sullivan, Catletown, Kilflynn and Mass will be celebrated on Sunday morning 1st May at 10.00 a.m. for Lena Mulvihill, Stack’s Mountain, Kilflynn . Exposition of The Blessed Sacrament:-Kilflynn: Monday 6.00 p.m. - 9.00p.m. Eucharistic Ministers: Vigil, Saturday: Joan Hussey, Sunday morning: Angela Nolan. Readers: Vigil, Maureen Culhane, Sunday Morning: Josephine Lynch.
To book masses, baptisms etc please phone 087 2233435

TABLE QUIZ
Quiz buffs were out in force on Holy Thursday night 21st April for the St. Teresa's National School Kilflynn Annual Table Quiz at Herbert's Bar & Parker's Bar Kilflynn. Sixteen teams participated with first prize going to: T.J O’Sullivan, Dan McCarthy, John Flaherty John Shanahan and John Howard, with a score of 76. A tie for 2nd between three teams each with score of 71: (Team 1) Mary McCarthy, Brian Chambers, Ide McCarthy and Jerome McCarthy. (Team 2) Tim O’Halloran, Patrick O’Halloran, Paddy Weir, and Lawrence Costello. (Team 3) Ann O’Keeffe, Dan O’Keeffe and Marie O’Connor
The quizmaster for the evening was Mr. Gerald Byrnes. The Parents' Association would like to thank the contestants, volunteers and the following sponsors:
De Laval Services, Dunnes Stores,Tralee, Atlantic Oils, Ardfert, Garvey's Supervalu, Kingdom Co-op mart, David Power, Abbeydorney, CH Chemists, Tralee, Dillane’s Shop, Carmel Quinn Accountant, Crotta, Michael and Nora Brady of Newfield Agricultural Services, Mahony's Bookshop, Tralee, Recharge Kerry, Tom Breen, First Aid Supplies, Gala Shop, Kilflynn, Dillanes Shop, Abbeydorney, All Seasons Florist, Kilflynn, Carmel Walsh, Kilflynn, Herbert's Bar, Kilflynn, Hygi-Care, Kilflynn/Tralee, Mc Elligott's Sound Systems, Kilflynn/Tralee, Parker's Pub, Polymaths, Brendan Mahony, Butchers, Listowel, Tom Clark sortmywebsite.ie, and John Griffin, Butchers, Listowel.

SYMPATHY
The Death occurred at Our Lady of Fatima Home, Tralee on Sunday March 27 of Mary (Mai) O‘Connell (nee McCarthy) (Rae, Kilflynn, and Our Lady of Fatima Home, Tralee).her 95th year. Sincere sympathies to her sons Michael and Thomas, brothers John and Timothy, daughters-in-law Bridie and Joan, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, relatives and friends. Rest in peace. Her remains were removed from Stack's Funeral Home, Lixnaw on Tuesday evening to St. Mary's Church, Kilflynn. Burial took place on Wednesday 30th March in St. Mary's Cemetery, Kilflynn after 11 am. Mass celebrated by Ned Barrett Kerry General Hospital, Tralee.
The esteem in which Mai and her family was held was reflected on the large numbers that attended the funeral on both days.

COMMUNITY GAMES
Congratulations and well done to the Abbeydorney/Kilflynn u-11 hurlers who retained their County Community games hurling title on Easter Monday in Ardfert.

CAMOGIE
GO GAMES: U8 blitz on Saturday April 30th in Causeway. Start time is 11am.
DEV BLITZ: On Monday 25th April (Easter Monday) an U14 Co. blitz in Dr.Morris Park Thurlses takes place. Bus will leave Causeway Sportsfield at 7am .
POKER CLASSIC: On Sunday May 1st (bank holiday) a poker classic to raise funds for Kerry Co.Camogie Board will take place in McElligots Bar Abbeydorney at 8.30pm. Prize money €1200 with a €30 entry fee. Your support would be very much appreciated to raise funds to promote the game in the county.
ADULT TEAM: On Thursday 28th April at the IT pitches, an adult team is being assembled for anyone over 16 with the emphasis on fun and to learn the basic skills of the game. Training starts at 7.30pm so girls dust down the hurley and helmet, come along and try it! Former Clare hurler John Brennan and current Clare captain Deirdre Murphy will be on hand to coach. Co-ordinator is Sarah Leahy so give her a call if you have any questions on 087 6266258 and see you on the 28th!
REFEREES COURSE: A green card ref's course will take place on Thursday 28th April at 3pm in Killahan School Abbeydorney. The 3 hour course is open to all over 15 and allows the holder to referee games up to U14. There is no fee, so if you are interested please come along on the day.

SHANNOW FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE
AA MEETINGS –every Wednesday night from 8pm to 10pm.
AL ANON MEETINGS –Will resume Monday night 9th May from 8pm to 10pm.
YOGA- every Thursday 11:30-12:30 €6 per session after Easter
STUDY SPACE - 3rd May-17th June, weekdays from 4pm-6pm €5 per week
Special Needs Music and Movement class will resume on Friday 13th May from 4.30pm – 5.30pm
Community Alert – the next meeting of the Abbeydorney/Kilflynn Community Alert will take place on Tuesday 3rd May at 6pm in Shannow FRC. All new members welcome.
Abbeydorney/Kilflynn Community Alert in operation if you spot anything out of the ordinary or have any concerns please contact Tralee Garda Station on 066 7102311.
Cloisters Residence–a meeting for all the residence in The Cloisters Estate Abbeydorney will take place on Thursday 5th May at 7.30pm in Shannow FRC.
For more information on any of the above, or if you are interested in seeing a particular course or group run in the centre. Please phone us on 066 71 98018 or pop into the centre to speak to Cathy or Claire

CROTTA COISTE NA NOG NEWS
Our U12 'A' and 'B' teams have had a number of outings in the past couple of weeks. Last Friday week our second team played Lixnaw in Lixnaw and came away with both points after a 3-02 to 0-03 win. Darragh Behan, Darragh O'Donoghue, Jeaic Mckenna, Dominic Nolan and Sean Murnane the hat-trick hero were outstanding in this match but the team as a whole hurled very well.Scorers as folllows: Sean Murnane(3-00)Darragh O'Donoghue(0-01)Eamon Rohan(0-01).There next game was last Friday evening away to Na Gaeil and Crotta got off to a blistering start. Darragh Behan who was outstanding throughout pointed an early free and also pointed from play before the Murnane twins raised a green flag each. Na gaeil proved to be a tough enough nut to crack for the remainder of the match but Sean Murnane eased the pressure in the second half with another (1-01) to his name. At full time it was Crotta 3-03 Na Gaeil 0-02. Crotta now top Div 3 table with one game to go against Dr Crokes.
Our U12 'A' team played Abbeydorney last Monday week in Abbeydorney and after a pulsating encounter we again emerged victorious. A few players were promoted from the second team and they did not disappoint. Darragh O'Donoghue opened the scoring with a point from a difficult angle but soon afterwards a long strike from Killian Spillane(Abbeydorney) deceived the Crotta keeper and ended in the net. Barry Mahony pointed a free and then Darragh O'Donoghue collected a ball, turned and fired an unstoppable shot to the top corner of the net. Half time Crotta 1-02 Abbeydorney 1-00. John Quilter who had a great match kept Crotta in the game as he cleared his lines time and again. Barry Mahony scored a goal midway through the second but Abbeydorney replied with three points to leave the score at Crotta 2-02 Abbeydorney 1-03. Abbeydorney were exerting a lot of pressure at this point in time but a massive pointed free from his own half by Brian O'Connell kept a goal between the teams. With five mins left Donal Hunt drove a ball towards the Abbeydorney goals. It was collected by Darragh O'Donoghue and eventhough he still had enough to do, he evaded his marker and shot to the roof of the net. Final score Crotta 3-03 Abbeydorney 1-03. scorers Darragh O'Donoghue(2-01) Barry Mahony (1-01) Brian O'Connell(0-01).
Our U14 team also played last Sunday week in Lixnaw against Lixnaw in Div 1 of the County League. Even though Lixnaw are probably the strongest taem in the league the lads hurled really well and won on a scoreline of Crotta 3-09 Lixnaw 3-02. Scorers for Crotta Raymond Nolan(1-04)Jordan Conway(1-01)Colin Browne(1-00)Darragh Regan(0-02)Sean O'Donoghue (0-01) Adam O'Sullivan (0-01).
The U14 Feile is next up for these lads and that is on in Ballyduff this Saturday, best of luck to boys in Green and Red.

NEW BIZ
Best wishes to Damien Cashell of Stacksmountain, Kilflynn who is setting up his own Legal Practice as Cashell Solicitors on 3rd May. The practice is located at 119 Rock Street, Tralee with entrances through Radleys shop or Radleys car park. Damien can be contacted at 066 7186735 or by email at damien@cashellsolicitors.ie. Damien will be holding two free legal clinics in Kilflynn village on Saturday 14th and 21st May, location to be confirmed in next weeks notes.

PARKERS PUB
May Bank Holiday Weekend. Saturday night 30th April at 10.30 p.m. Darts doubles tournament, Prizes to be won. Sunday night 1st May at 9.00 p.m. : Music and Karaoke with Big Clive.

KERRY MINOR HURLERS
The Kerry Minor Hurling team play Clare in Austin Stack Park on Wednesday 27th April at 7.15pm. In the Munster Minor Championship. Best of luck to Crotta player Tom McElligott, Leam, Kilflynn and his Kerry team mates on Wednesday evening.

RAMBLING HOUSE in aid of St. Bernard's F.C Abbeydorney:
Bring back the good ole days and get your dancing shoes on! Come along to Abbeydorney Parish hall for a great night of singing, dancing, storytelling and more. Sonny Egan is getting his Rambling house musicians and friends to help raise money for the local soccer club in Abbeydorney. A great night is promised with the man himself Sonny Egan. Admission on the night is only 10 Euro which includes Tea and sandwiches etc. So come along to the parish hall Abbeydorney on Friday May 6th at 9.00pm and bring back the good ole days!!!!

MAGS BOUTIQUE
is NOW OPEN in Kilflynn Village ( next to Prim's Resturant )Open 6 Days a Week Including Bank Holidays, Mon 9.30am - 6pm,Tues 9.30am - 6pm, Wed 9.30am - 6pm
Thur 9.30am - 8pm, Fri 9.30am - 8pm. Sat 9.30 a.m. to 6.00 p.m. Contact Mags @ 087 222 0339 or Magsmcelligott1@gmail.com or you can Find Us @ Facebook.com/mags.mcelligott.
Mags Boutique Specialising in Mother of the Bride / Groom, Communion / Confirmation
Debs / Collage Balls, The Races or Special Occasions. SALE NOW ON Selected Items Only

KERRY HURLERS
The Kerry Senior hurlers had a four point victory over Kildare, played at Newbridge on Saturday afternoon 23rd April in the Christy Ring Cup 1st Round on a final score of Kerry 1-25 to Kildare 1-21. The Crotta hurling club was well represented by Shane Nolan at wing forward on the Kerry team, Shane had an excellent game scoring seven points from play. Kerry led 0-12 to 0-11 at half time. Kerry have been drawn at home to Meath in the second round draw in the Christy Ring Cup. The game will be played in Austin Stack Park Tralee on Saturday next the 30th April. Time to be confirmed

FINUGE COMHALTAS
The Sunday evening seisiun held in McCarthys in Finuge was a great success! A great crowd gathered to listen to the young musicians from all parts of North Kerry. Many thanks to Denise Wren and her friends who added to the great music heard on the day. We couldn't have asked for more- a sunny evening and a gathering of musicians of all ages! Entertainment for all the family! We were also delighted to see Minister Jimmy Deenihan who dropped in to enjoy the entertainment. We hope to have many more evenings of music over the coming months! We are having a table quiz in McCarthys on Fri 6th May so see you there!

CROTTA LOTTO JACKPOT HITS 16,000
Parker‘s Pub, Kilflynn was the venue for the Crotta hurling club’s weekly lottery draw with a Jackpot of €15,900. The four numbers picked out of the drum by Independent Observer: Catherine Caffrey, Crotta, Kilflynn were: 7,16,20 and 21 on Easter Monday Night 25th April. However Once again no one came up with the correct combination of numbers and the BIG Jackpot survived for another week. The Lucky dip prizes winner each receives €35: Liz McCarthy, C/o Foleys Shop, Lixnaw, Delia Cronin, Irrebeg, Lixnaw and Theresa Nolan, Garrynagore, Lixnaw. The next draw will take place in Parker’s Pub, Kilflynn on Monday 2nd May with a Jackpot of 15,000.Tickets are available at 2 Euro each or 3 for 5 euro from Club tickets sellers or from Herbert's Bar, Kilflynn Parker's Pub, Kilflynn, Byrnes Gala Shop, Kilflynn, Kilflynn Post Offices, Galvins Shop, Lixnaw, Foleys Shop, Lixnaw J.J Walshs Bar, Lixnaw, Quilter's Bar, Lixnaw and from The Half Way Bar, Glenoe, Listowel, you can also play on the Crotta lotto on line now, check out www.crottagaa.ie or www.locallotto.ie.

GOLF DATE FOR YOUR DIARY
The Denis Lynch Annual Memorial Golf Outing will take place at Killorglin Golf Club on Saturday the 4th of June.

HAMPERS
Crotta Coiste na Nog Board na nog would like to thank everyone who supported the Easter hamper draw. The Crotta Senior board for sponsored the hampers and draw tickets.
Herbert and Parker bars for displaying them, the parents and children for selling tickets and anyone who help out with draw and put hampers together also like to thank Kilflynn and Dromclough National schools for helping distribute the tickets to sellers The draw took place on Easter Sunday night 24th April in Herberts Bar and Parker's Pub The winners of Two Big hampers were: Paul Culhane, Crotta and Carol Fitzgerald Kilfeighney, and the promoters prizes went to Jamie o Sullivan (Hurley) Brian o Connell and Donal Hunt (2 sliotors each)

DARTS
Twenty dart players participated in the weekly darts doubles tournament final in Parkers lounge bar, Kilflynn on Saturday night 23rd April, Keith Hannafin and Jason Nolan defeated Tim O’Halloran and Darren Egan. The next darts doubles tournament takes place on Saturday night 30th April at 10.30 p.m. in Parkers lounge bar. 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.

BALLYBUNION SURF AND TURF FESTIVAL
Ballybunion will host the first ever surf and turf festival on this may bank holiday weekend. Surfers from all over Ireland are expected in large numbers to attend Ballybunion's first ever surfing festival. The event is been organised by Destination Ballybunion as part of the drive to promote the seaside town as Ireland's leading family destinations. The new marketing group which was launched last year have come up with over 15 weekends of events and festivals for the town .
The surf and turf festival is been organised along with the Ballybunion surfing school and Mark Mulvihill. There will be cash prizes for the winners and lots of surfing gear .
There will be live music on the Men’s beach on Saturday and Sunday and a large barbecue with lost of food all for charity .
The town will also get into the mood of the event with a food festival in some restaurants Failte ireland will promote a cooking demonstration in the golf hotel on Saturday 29 April at 2 pm admission is free. Also come dine with me in the cashen restaurant at 8 pm on Saturday night .
Hanrahan country kitchen will offer a surfers breakfast for 5 euro each morning .
There will be a pub quiz in the cashen on Friday night followed by the opening of the festival .Its a first event of its kind and there will be plenty to do for everyone. Face painting ,bouncing castles on the green on Saturday and sunday ,
Live music on Sunday on main street .
The event will close on Sunday night with Ireland's leading act the Wolfe Tones live in the golf hotel at 10 pm
This group are one of Ireland's leading acts and draws huge support from all age groups.
The band will go on stage at 10 and will be followed by a 80 -90s disco to finish off a great weekend in Ballybunion. So for sun, sea and fun join us at the first surf and turf festival in Ballybunion this may bank holiday weekend ,
Call 068 27111 for further information

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 12 noon on Monday.


19th April 2011

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 (21st April): Mass of the Lord’s Supper: 7.30 p.m. Confession: After Mass. Ministers of the Eucharist are invited to renew their commitment for the coming year. The Washing of the Feet. Trocaire boxes should be returned. The Day Chapel in Abbeydorney will remain open until 10.00 p.m. and Kilflynn Church will remain open until 9.00p.m. for private adoration. Good Friday (22nd April): Commemoration of the Lord’s Passion at 3.00 p.m. Stations of the Cross at 7.30 p.m in St. Bernard’s Church, Abbeydorney Confessions: After both Ceremonies
Easter Saturday 23rd April: Easter Vigil and Mass of the Resurrection – 7.30 p.m. in St. Mary’s Church, Kilflynn Ceremony of Light and Renewal of Baptismal Promises. Mass also Laurence O’Flaherty, Fahavane, Kilflynn Easter Sunday 24th April: Mass at usual time: Kilflynn at 10.00 a.m. for John Cashell, Gortclohy, Kilflynn.
Eucharistic Ministers for Holy Week: Holy Thursday, Sheila Walsh, Good Friday, Mary Fuller, Easter Saturday: Noreen Quilter and Margaret Brown
Easter Sunday: Mary Neenan and Teresa Power.
Readers for Holy Week: Holy Thursday: Bridget O’Connell, Good Friday: Joe McAuliffe, Helen Kelly-Fuller, and Catherine Caffrey. Intercessions: Mary McKenna.
Easter Saturday: Michael Neenan, John Flaherty, Helen Condon and Maureen Culhane
Easter Sunday: The Cashell Family

TABLE QUIZ
Kilflynn National School Parents Association are holding a Fun Table Quiz in Parker’s Pub And Herbert’s Bar, Kilflynn on Holy Thursday night 21st April at 9.00p.m. You can support by taking part in the quiz, enjoying a great night, only 5 Euro per person, Collecting answer sheets or selling tickets during the quiz or donating spot prizes. The spot prize can be handed in at the school or given to Eileen Rohan or Margaret Savage. The support of the parents and local community would be appreciated

John and Eileen Brennan, Rae, Kilflynn who celebrated their 40th Wedding Anniversary pictured with their children Geraldine Parker, Robert and Liam Brennan on Sunday 3rd April. Photo Clive Putman

ACTIVE RETIRED GROUP
The Abbeydorney/Kilflynn Active group will have an outing to Barrow Golf Club Restaurant on Wednesday 20th April. Bus will leave Community Hall at 1.00 p.m., Transport for anyone requiring it can be arranged and for further enquiries contact Noreen at 7135831.

ABBEYDORNEY/KILFLYNN COMMUNITY GAMES
Congratulations to all our swimmers, to our bronze medal winners who were Nathan Stafford, Caoilshionn Stafford, and Jeaic McKenna and our certificate winner James Twomey. We wish our u-11 hurlers best of luck on Easter Monday in Ardfert starting time 11 a.m.

MOTORCYCLE RACING
John Mike Hannon, Laccamore, Kilflynn made his racing debut on Sunday 17th April in Mondello Park Racing Track, Naas, Co. Kildare, with his new bike promoting his sponsors T.L.I Abbeydorney and Kerry Cable Services, Kilflynn. John Mike acquitted himself very well.

CAMOGIE
U14 Feile na nGael Round 2: This takes place on Easter Sunday at 5pm in Kilmoyley Sportsfield. Your support for both teams would be much appreciated.
U16 Limerick League. St.Annes 2-4 Newcastlewest 5-8. Last match in this league is away to Na Piarsigh. Details to follow by text. Training continues every Wed evening at 6.30pm.GO GAMES: U8 blitz on Saturday April 30th in Causeway. Start time is 11am.
LIMERICK U12 GO GAMES: Cillard & Causeway will participate in these games which have begun since last week. Good luck to both teams.
DEV BLITZ: On Monday 25th April (Easter Monday) an U14 Co. blitz in Dr.Morris Park Thurlses takes place. Bus will leave Causeway Sportsfield at 7am .
POKER CLASSIC: On Sunday May 1st (bank holiday) a poker classic to raise funds for Kerry Co.Camogie Board will take place in McElligots Bar Abbeydorney at 8.30pm. Prize money €1200 with a €30 entry fee. Your support would be very much appreciated to raise funds to promote the game in the county.
ADULT TEAM: On Thursday 28th April at the IT pitches, an adult team is being assembled for anyone over 16 with the emphasis on fun and to learn the basic skills of the game. Training starts at 7.30pm so girls dust down the hurley and helmet, come along and try it! Former Clare hurler John Brennan and current Clare captain Deirdre Murphy will be on hand to coach. Co-ordinator is Sarah Leahy so give her a call if you have any questions on 087 6266258 and see you on the 28th!

REFEREES COURSE
A green card ref's course will take place on Thursday 28th April at 3pm in Killahan School Abbeydorney. The 3 hour course is open to all over 15 and allows the holder to referee games up to U14. There is no fee, so if you are interested please come along on the day.

HERBERTS BAR
Easter entertainment, Thurs night 21st April ,Table quiz in aid of Kilflynn national school. 9pm start. Table prizes and raffle on the night.
Sat 23rd of April. hop for the homeless in aid of Novas Initiatives. DJ, raffles, Easter egg eating, BBQ and Bucking Bronco. A great nights entertainment so please support a great cause. Sun 24th of April, live music that evening with George Kane.

SHANNOW FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE
AA MEETINGS –every Wednesday night from 8.30pm to 9.30pm.
AL ANON MEETINGS –every Monday night from 8.30pm to 9.30pm.
YOGA- every Thursday 11:30-12:30 €6 per session
STUDY SESSION - 3rd May-17th June, weekdays from 4pm-6pm €5 per week
Shannow FRC will be closed from 5:30pm Thursday 21st April and will re-open 9.30am Tuesday 3rd May. Have a happy and healthy Easter.
For more information on any of the above, or if you are interested in seeing a particular course or group run in the centre. Please phone us on 066 71 98018 or pop into the centre to speak to Cathy or Claire

LIXNAW GOLF SOCIETY
Society members will take to the fairways for the first time this year when they will play the Cashen course in Ballybunion on this Saturday , April 23rd . The first tee will be reserved from 9.30 to 11.00 and it will be a team event competition format . We encourage all members old and new to come join us on Saturday to play this fine links , enjoy the scenery and the fine weather . A very impressive selection of courses awaits the members this year as can be seen in the information circular which members received . We wish our Captain , P. J . McAuliffe and our President , Tom Lynch well in their respective positions for the year . See you in Ballybunion on Saturday .

PARKERS PUB
Easter entertainment, Holy Thursday night 21stApril at 9.00p.m Kilflynn National School Parents Association Fun Table Quiz. The support of the parents and local community would be appreciated.
Saturday night 23rd April at 10.30 p.m. Darts doubles tournament, Prizes to be won.
Easter Sunday night 24th April at 9.00 p.m. : Music and Sing a Long with Big Clive.
Monday night 25th April at 10.30 p.m. Crotta hurling club’s weekly lotto draw with a Jackpot of €15,900.

FIXTURES
County Senior Hurling League Division 2 Rd 1
All games Wed April 20 @ 7pm
Lady’s Walk v Crotta O’Neills B
Kilmoyley B v Dr Crokes
O’Dorney B v St Brendans B
Causeway B v Ballyheigue B
Round 4 of the North Kerry Intermediate/Junior Hurling Leagues has been re-fixed-moved by the CCC of Bord Iomana Chiarrai Thuaidh from Wednesday the 20th of April at 6:45pm to Friday 22nd of April at 6:45pm, as it was clashing with Division 2 of the County Hurling League.

HOLY WELL MASS
The Annual Mass will celebrated at Tobar Flainn, Kilflynn on Friday evening 29th Apri1 at 7.30 p.m. A Procession will leave St. Mary’s Church for the well at 7.00 p.m. Rosary will be recited en route.

TABLE QUIZ
The Pat O'Connor Memorial Quiz 2011 in aid of St Vincent de Paul Kerry will take place on Good Friday Night April 22nd at 9pm in Causeway Sports Hall Tables of 4: Adults €20, Youths €12.

A KERRY TRIP TO VIENNA AND BUDAPEST
I would like to advise you of a Kerry Pilgrimage (Fully Escorted) which Premier Travel are organising to Vienna & Budapest from the 5th -12th July. The flights are from Cork Airport and a coach has been put on to take people to and from various points in Kerry to the Airport. This tour operates from Cork very infrequently, so if you are interested in seeing the best of Austria and Hungary you should not miss out on the trip this year. This tour promises to be a very memorable trip. We are staying in the centre of Budapest for 3 nights from where we will have a fabulous touring program including a cruise on the Danube. We stay in the centre of Vienna for 3 nights where again we will see all of the important sights as well as having time to enjoy the delicious cakes. We will also visit Salzburg and stay the last night in a lovely Premier Best Western hotel in Bavaria where we will have a great dinner and entertainment – Places are limited on this tour and if you would like more information contact myself Maureen Harty at 066-7131328 or Premier Travel at 021-4277700.

KERRY HURLERS
The Kerry Senior hurlers were defeated by Laois in the Allianz National Hurling League Division 2 final round game, KERRY 1-15 LAOIS 4-15 played in ideal conditions at Austin Stack Park on Sunday afternoon 17th April.
Laois finished in mid table while Kerry boss John Meyler will be pleased to have maintained their Div 2 status and given some more game time to his younger players, in preparation for the next weekend's Christy Ring Cup opener against Kildare.
The Crotta hurling club was represented by Shane Nolan at wing forward on the Kerry team scoring two points

CROTTA LOTTO RESULTS
Herbert’s Bar, Kilflynn was the venue for the Crotta hurling club’s weekly lottery draw with a Jackpot of €15,800. The four numbers picked out of the drum by Independent Observer: Mary Leen, Clounametig Abbeydorney were: 1,16,19 and 22 on Monday 18th April. However Once again no one came up with the correct combination of numbers and the BIG Jackpot survived for another week. The Lucky dip prizes winner each receives €35: Ger Hussey, Cappa, Kilflynn, Maureen Spillane, Ballymacaquin, Abbeydorney and Therese Mahony, Ballinclogher, Lixnaw
The next draw will take place in Parker’s Pub, Kilflynn on Easter Monday 25th April with a Jackpot of 15,900.Tickets are available at 2 Euro each or 3 for 5 euro from Club tickets sellers or from Herbert's Bar, Kilflynn Parker's Pub, Kilflynn, Byrnes Gala Shop, Kilflynn, Kilflynn Post Offices, Galvins Shop, Lixnaw, Foleys Shop, Lixnaw J.J Walshs Bar, Lixnaw, Quilter's Bar, Lixnaw and from The Half Way Bar, Glenoe, Listowel, you can also play on the Crotta lotto on line now, check out www.crottagaa.ie or www.locallotto.ie.

GOLF DATE FOR YOUR DIARY
The Denis Lynch Annual Memorial Golf Outing will take place at Killorglin Golf Club on Saturday the 4th of June.

CAUSEWAY YOUTH CLUB
Congratulations to Cian Dowling, JP Byrne, Alan Dineen and Neill Beirne who won the ALL IRELAND Variety show with their Comedy Sketch Friday night with Joe Joe, the youth Club also won the All Ireland Banner competition with our creative banner which we made earlier this year. Don't forget our Talent Show is on this Friday night 22nd April in Abbeydorney Hall @ 8pm come along and see the Comedy Sketch for yourself plus many more acts and raffle on the night.

HAMPERS
Two Big hampers will be raffled at Easter Sunday night 24th April and the proceeds will go towards Crotta Coiste na Nog funds. Tickets are available from Crotta Coiste na Nog officers or from Herberts Bar, Parker's Pub at 2 euro each or 3 for 5 euro.

DARTS
Micheal O’Sullivan and Jason Nolan defeated Tim O’Halloran and Ger McCarthy in the weekly darts doubles tournament final in Parkers Snug, Kilflynn on Saturday night 16th April, The next darts doubles tournament takes place on Saturday night 23rd April at 10.30 p.m. in Parkers lounge bar. 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.
No 1 professional B.D.O Player Dean Winstanley (England) and his girlfriend Lorraine Farlam (England) who is No 3 in B.D.O professional women’s rankings make appearance at the weekly darts tournament on Wednesday 30th March in Parker’s Lounge, where the two played local dart players. and a great night was had by all present.

MODELS AND CRAFT DAY
South West Farm Models And Craft Day, is being held in The Listowel Arms Hotel, Easter Sunday April 24th, 12-6pm. The event is being hosted by Model-Mad, a local Ballyduff business to help raise much needed funds for The Listowel Hospice and also for local crafts people to show off there work. There will be a 700sq foot scale farm and Dairymaster parlour on display by Model-Mad, and also model tractors and trucks, jewellery, candles, paintings, iron crafts, slate work, sugan chairs and much more, as well as a selection of homemade buns, cakes, breads and jams. All of which will be on sale. Admission is 5euro per adult with kids free, there will also be spot prizes on the day. The proceeds of the door will be donated to The Listowel Hospice. So why not come along and have a great family day out while supporting The Listowel Hospice. For further info contact Denise on 0872417788.

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 12 noon on Monday.


12th April 2011
SHANNOW LADYBIRDS (Irish Girl Guides)
The Ladybird year is quickly coming to an end. Shannow Ladybirds took part in a service and reception celebrating 100 years of guiding on WAGGGS Day (April 10th) at St. John's Ashe St., Tralee.
The girls will have an end of year party, as well as a celebration of the 100th Birthday of the Irish Girl Guides, in Toby World on Thursday evening.
Ladybirds are girls aged 5 1/2 to 7 and are in Senior Infants and 1st Class. If you are interested in putting your child on a waiting list for the session starting October 2011 please text or ring Denise at 086 160-3001.

Shannow Ladybirds Maria Savage, Clodagh O'Sullivan, Leah Thomas, Chloe Gleason and Aisha Thomas

GOLF
Abbeydorney Golf Society held their AGM on Wednesday 6th Apr when the officers reported on a very successful year for the society in 2010. The following officers were elected for the coming year, Captain Sandy Egan, President Jerome McCarthy, Vice-Captain John Shanahan, Secretary/Treasurer Tom McNeice and PRO Frank O’Donovan.
We wish Sandy and Jerome all the best for the year. A very comprehensive fixture list has been drawn up for the year and new members are very welcome.

CONFIRMATION
THE Sacrament of Confirmation was administered by The Bishop of Kerry Bill Murphy to Fifty six Children of the Parish on Wednesday 6th April in St. Bernard’s Church, Abbeydorney. The children were from Abbeydorney National School, Kilflynn National and Killahan National School.
The Children confirmed from St Theresa’ s National School Kilflynn were: Dara Clark, Ashling Breen, Mark Egan, Kate McCoy, Barry Mahony, Rachel Egan, Jack Glavin, Lunasa Parkinson, Adam O’Sullivan, Megan Glavin, Aaoran Murnane, Aisling Mahony, Ryan Ward, Kate McKenna, Dominic Nolan, Cara Quinlan, Jeaic McKenna, Edith White, David Ryan, Lilou le Prince, Chloe McElligott, Seán O’Donoghue, Jennifer Leonard, and Dylan McElligott. All the children are wished good luck in years to come and Congratulation to all the boys and girls who received the sacrament. We ask you to remember the children and their families in your prayers at this important time in their lives.

Sinn Féin North Kerry TD Martin Ferris pictured at Parker's Pub, Kilflynn presenting raffle winner Jeremiah O'Brien, Abbeydorney with a framed autographed Kerry Jersey after the Ballyseedy commemorated on Sunday 20th March.

SHAPING THE FUTURE OF CROTTA GAA CLUB
The Crotta Hurling club has recently been chosen as one of Kerry clubs to lead the way in putting in place a strategic plan for the development of the club over the next five years. Two policy facilitators from the Kerry County GAA Board, Eileen Clifford and Stephen O’Sullivan came and visited the club on Thursday 24th March and met members of the club and the clubs steering committee to request that we hold a workshop.
The purpose of the workshop is to give everybody their say in the future direction of the Club, over the next five years. This is a way to get everyone in the Club working in one direction,
Five Key Focus Areas for Discussion at Club Plan Workshop are as follows:
1. Coaching and Games Development (Adult and Underage) coaching, training etc.
2. Facilities and Development- Pitch maintenance / Development etc.
3. Communication/ PR and Cultural - Scor, Website, facebook etc.
4. Club Structures and Administration - attracting Volunteers, use of committees etc.
5. Finance and Fundraising - membership, fundraising etc.
The Club Plan is a practical document written by the Club outlining the main objectives for the club over the next five years. In five years time we want to be able to say that we have the best .....
To achieve our club plan a development workshop was held in St. Theresa's National school, Kilflynn on Friday Night 8th April, to which we invite all the people of the community and a good cross-section of the club and community attended.
We had two very good facilitator in Eileen Clifford and Stephen O’Sullivan from the Kerry County GAA Board who were very helpful , Crotta Chairman, Dan McCarthy gave a brief history on the club at the start of the workshop.
The Workshop itself last over two hours. Everyone was separated into tables of 8 and each table was asked to discuss the five different key focus areas writing down the ideas for that table. All the data from the workshop was gathered and giving to the club, the ideas and initiatives will be reviewed by the Club Steering Committee and 5 Focus Groups who were formed to complete the work in the five key areas. The Focus Groups will have a number of meetings to document the important issues raised and to have a general look at how the club could be improved
These are exciting times for our club as Crotta hurling club are the first club in North Kerry and the first Hurling club in Kerry to have done a workshop. The Crotta Club Plan Launch will take place in early June 2011

KERRY HURLERS
The Kerry Senior Hurling team play Laois at Austin Stack Park in the Allianz NHL Division 2, Round 7 on Sunday 17th April

CROTTA LOTTO RESULTS
Parker’s Pub was the venue for the Crotta hurling club’s weekly lottery draw with a Jackpot of €15,700. The four numbers picked out of the drum by Independent Observer: Tadhg O’Sullivan, Milton Keynes, England were: 9,18,19 and 24 on Monday 11th April. However Once again no one came up with the correct combination of numbers and the BIG Jackpot survived for another week. The Lucky dip prizes winner each receives €35: Colette Cronin, Keel, Lixnaw , Louise Brick, Ballyconnell Heights, Kilflynn and Lisa O’Connor, Abbeydorney. The next draw will take place in Herbert‘s Bar, Kilflynn on Monday 18th April with a Jackpot of 15,800.Tickets are available at 2 Euro each or 3 for 5 euro from Club tickets sellers or from Herbert's Bar, Kilflynn Parker's Pub, Kilflynn, Byrnes Gala Shop, Kilflynn, Kilflynn Post Offices, Galvins Shop, Lixnaw, Foleys Shop, Lixnaw J.J Walshs Bar, Lixnaw, Quilter's Bar, Lixnaw and from The Half Way Bar, Glenoe, Listowel, you can also play on the Crotta lotto on line now, check out www.crottagaa.ie or www.locallotto.ie.

TROJAN BOXING CLUB
Well done to Danny Johnston, Shane ONeill, Dylan McElligott and Tiarnán Ball who all competed in the Munster Championships, which were held in Mitchelstown over the last 2 weekends. Dylan McElligott made it into the final, but unfortunately lost. Tiarnán Ball also made it into the final and won his contest to become a Munster Champion. He will now go onto Dublin in 2 weeks to compete in the Nationals.

Professional B.D.O dart Players Dean Winstanley and Lorraine Farlam,England pictured with Brendan Hannon, Kilflynn on Wednesday 30th March in Parker’s Lounge

GOLF DATE FOR YOUR DIARY
The Denis Lynch Annual Memorial Golf Outing will take place at Killorglin Golf Club on Saturday the 4th of June.

RETREAT
There will be a retreat for the women of Abbeydorney and Kilflynn on Tuesday night 12th April at 8.00p.m. in Ardfert Retreat Centre. All welcome.

UNDERAGE CLUB HURLING GEAR
Anybody who wants to order Crotta official club hurling gear Jerseys, hoodies etc. please contact Maura O’Connell 087 9049938.

ABBEYDORNEY/KILFLYNN COMMUNITY GAMES
Under 12 Boys Soccer competition was held in Mastergeeha on Sunday last. The Abbeydorney/Killflynn team acquitted themselves very well, beating Castlegregory and Duagh and drawing with Kilcummin in their group games. This meant that Abbeydorney/Kilflynn and Kilcummin were equal on points which resulted in a play-off to see who would qualify for the semi-finals on Friday. However, even though the boys played brilliantly, they eventually lost 2-0. Well done to all concerned and we are delighted that most of these boys are under-age again next year.
Girls u-12 and u-15 soccer If there are any girls who would like to take part in these
soccer competitions please let Patsy (087 9864656 or Eileen 087 2221725) know as soon as possible.
Swimming: Best of luck to all our swimmers in next Sundays' competition. Our competitors are Muireann McKenna, Caoilionn Stafford, Jeaic McKenna, Nathan Stafford, Tadhg McKenna, and J.Twomey.

Models Denise Reilhan, Vicky Shanahan and Sharon Whyte at Mags Boutique Fashion Show in Herbert's Bar Kilflynn on Saturday 2nd April.

FASHION SHOW
Mags Boutique, Kilflynn would like to say a Huge Thank you to all who made it to our Fashion Show in Herbert's Bar Kilflynn on Saturday 2nd April to Help Celebrate our 1st year Anniversary.
A Big Thank You to Joan & Pat Herbert & Staff for allowing us to hold the Fashion Show in Herbert's Bar and for all There Hard Work and Effort in putting it together & to Mike Hickey for all your Help,support & Hard work. Also i would like to Thank The Models: Sharon, Kathleen, Laura, Denise, Vicky, Michelle, Pauline, Sinead, Lauren, Chris, Dee, Aine, Linda & Phil who put so much effort in at rehearsal's & on the Night you all looked Amazing and did a Fantastic Job in Strutting your Stuff on the Catwalk.
Thank You to Annette O' Mahony for Bringing out The Beautiful Headpieces on the Night and your Support. A Massive Thank You to Bridge and Kerry for your Help in Organising this Event and Help Decorating the Hall couldn't have done it without you.
Thank You to Raul for the Entertaining us all, Thank You to The Girls from Rathoraigh Community Centre for coming out and supporting us and Donating spot prizes as well as CH. Chemist, Aine's Cafe, for your Donations of spot prizes, Money Raised on the Night was € 645.00 and all money raised is to go to Rathoraigh Community Centre to Help with the Fantastic work they do there.
Thank you to Christina Hickey of All Seasons Florist for Donating the Flowers for Best Dressed Lady which was won By Maria Fusco, Kilflynn Congratulations Maria.
A Great Night of Entertainment was had, so again Thank you to Everyone involved and to all my Customers, Friends & Family for Attending the Night and all your support not just at the Fashion Show but also throughout the Last Year

MODELS AND CRAFT DAY
South West Farm Models And Craft Day, is being held in The Listowel Arms Hotel, Easter Sunday April 24th, 12-6pm. The event is being hosted by Model-Mad, a local Ballyduff business to help raise much needed funds for The Listowel Hospice and also for local crafts people to show off there work. There will be a 700sq foot scale farm and Dairymaster parlour on display by Model-Mad, and also model tractors and trucks, jewellery, candles, paintings, iron crafts, slate work, sugan chairs and much more, as well as a selection of homemade buns, cakes, breads and jams. All of which will be on sale. Admission is 5euro per adult with kids free, there will also be spot prizes on the day. The proceeds of the door will be donated to The Listowel Hospice. So why not come along and have a great family day out while supporting The Listowel Hospice. For further info contact Denise on 0872417788.

HAMPERS
Two Big hampers will be raffled at Easter Sunday night 24th April and the proceeds will go towards Crotta Coiste na Nog funds. Tickets are available from Crotta Coiste na Nog officers or from Herberts Bar, Parker's Pub at 2 euro each or 3 for 5 euro.

KILFLYNN LADY WINS A AUSTRALIAN FOOTBALL PREMIERSHIP MEDAL
Congratulations and well done to Valerie Lynch, Tullig, Kilflynn who was a member of the North Cairns A.F.L team who captured the 2010/2011 Australian Football League Cairns Women's League Premiers with a 36 point win over Manunda Hawks at Cazalys Stadium on Saturday 19th March . North Cairns 7.9 (51) def Manunda Hawks 2.3 (15). A close tussle for the first half, with the margin just 9 points at half-time, but the Tigers were too strong in the second half to run out comfortable winners
THE celebrations raged long into the night at North Cairns after the Tigers claimed their first AFL Cairns Women's League premiership in three seasons, unleashing a six-goal blitz in the final term to pull away from their opponents.
The victory was especially satisfying for Tigers player-coach Jo Butland, who was left shattered by her team’s loss to South Cairns in last season’s decider. Former Crotta Camogie player Valerie is a Daughter of Pat and Kathleen Lynch, Tullig, Kilflynn. Awesome win for the Club.

CROTTA COISTE NA NOG NEWS
Our U12 teams played Causeway last Friday evening in Causeway and we had mixed fortunes. Our first team lost on a scoreline of 3-07 to 1-03 having trailed at half time by 10 points. A much better second half performance but the first half gave the coaches a lot to consider. Causeway were much the better cohesive unit and their skills were way ahead of Crotta's. The scorers for Crotta were Darragh O'Donoghue (1-00)Adam O'Sullivan(0-02)Barry Mahony (0-01). Brian O'Connell had once again a superb match and John Quilter also played very well especially in the second half. Our second team were rewarded for a very spirited display by a 3 goal winning margin. Level at half time they put in a brilliant second half to win on the scoreline of 6-01 to 3-01. Scorer in chief here was Daniel Quirke who helped himself to five goals. Declan O'Donoghue also raised a green flag with a fine ground strike and Sean Murnane scored a point from play. Padraig Hunt, Darragh Murnane, Ryan Murphy, James Sheehan as well as our three scorers all played their part in the win

CROTTA COISTE NA NOG FIXTURES
U12 second team will play Lixnaw 'A' team on Friday 15th April at 7pm. U12 first team will play Abbeydorney in Abbeydorney at 6.30pm on Monday April 18th. U14 team will play Lixnaw in Lixnaw on Saturday evening at 6pm.

PILATES CLASSES
The Pilates classes have commence in St. Columbus Centre, Kilflynn. on Wednesday and Friday nights. Classes at 7.30 p.m. to 9.00 p.m. You are still welcome to join the classes at any time or Both classes if you wish, You will need gym ball (fit ball) mat, weights for exercises. Any queries and to book a place contact Maureen on 085 7516882

No 1 professional B.D.O Dart Player Dean Winstanley(England) pictured with Tony Mulvihill, Lixnaw on Wednesday 30th March in Parker’s Lounge

DARTS
Eileen Brennan and J. P Twomey defeated Mike Fealy and Paud Twomey in the weekly darts tournament final in Parkers Snug, Kilflynn on Saturday night 9th April,
The next darts doubles tournament takes place on Saturday night 16th April at 10.30 p.m. in Parkers lounge bar. 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.
No 1 professional B.D.O Player Dean Winstanley (England) and his girlfriend Lorraine Farlam (England) who is No 3 in B.D.O professional women’s rankings make appearance at the weekly darts tournament on Wednesday 30th March in Parker’s Lounge, where the two played local dart players. and a great night was had by all present.

ST. MARY'S CHURCH NEWS
Mass will be celebrated at 6.30 p.m. on Saturday 16th April for Michael and Kitty Lynch, Clounafineela, Kilflynn and Mass will be celebrated on Sunday morning 17th April at 10.00 a.m. for Ellen Browne, Castletown, Kilflynn . Exposition of The Blessed Sacrament:-Kilflynn: Monday 6.00 p.m. - 9.00p.m. Eucharistic Ministers: Vigil, Saturday 16th April: Ann Sheehan, Sunday morning 17th April: Jimmy Walsh. Readers: Vigil 16th April, Catherine Nolan, Morning 17th April: Arlene O‘Mahony.
To book masses, baptisms etc please phone 087 2233435
Congratulations to The fifty six children of the parish who received the sacrament of Confirmation on Wednesday 6th April in St. Bernard’s Church, Abbeydorney

THANKS
Peter’s Pence collection amounted to 595.79. Thanks to all who contributed.

SYMPATHIES
On behalf of the Community we offer our sincere sympathies to the family, relatives and friends of the late J.J O’Connor, Lissereen, Abbeydorney and Christchurch, New Zealand. May he rest in peace.
Requiem mass and funeral of J.J O’Connor, will take place on Saturday 16th April at 11.00 a.m. in St. Bernard’s Church, Abbeydorney Burial afterward in Kyrie Eleison Cemetery, Abbeydorney.
Also sincere sympathies is extended to the family, relatives and friends of the late James O'Brien, Laccabeg, Abbeydorney, Kerry. May he rest in peace.
Also we offer our sincere sympathies to the family, relatives and friends of the late Sr. Brenda Ryan of Holy Family Convent, Newbridge, Kildare and Formerly of Ballyconnell, Kilflynn, Tralee. Burial in St. Conleth's Cemetery, Kildare. On Thursday, April 07th

GOOD DARTS: No 1 professional B.D.O Player Dean Winstanley and his girlfriend Lorraine Farlam (England)who is No 3 in B.D.O professional women’s rankings pictured with some North Kerry Dart players on Wednesday 30th March in Parker’s Lounge

TABLE QUIZ
Kilflynn National School Parents Association are holding a Fun Table Quiz in Parker’s Pub And Herbert’s Bar, Kilflynn on Holy Thursday night 21st April at 9.00p.m. You can support by taking part in the quiz, enjoying a great night, only 5 Euro per person, Collecting answer sheets or selling tickets during the quiz or donating spot prizes. The spot prize can be handed in at the school or given to Eileen Rohan or Margaret Savage. The support of the parents and local community would be appreciated

CAMOGIE
U14 Feile na nGael. Causeway played Cillard at home in the opening game on Sunday last in near perfect conditions. Playing with the wind Causeway capitalised and led 4-5 to 0-2 at half time. Second half Cillard came back into it and closed the gap to 6 points, however Causeway held out to win on a final score of 6-5 to 2-7. It was great to see our club President Mai returning to patrolling the sidelines to watch the next generation of players. Compliments to the field committee on having the pitch, dressing rooms and surrounding area looking so well. Return match is Easter Sunday @ 5pm in Lerrig.
U16 LIMERICK LEAGUE: St. Annes combined team played Kilmallock in Round 4 of this league last Friday evening in Kilmallock. With club U14's on Feile duty, St. Annes fielded 12 players to Kilmallocks 13. Trailing by 8 points at half time, the girls upped their second half performance with great displays from Lorraine Hobbert, Aoife Fitzgerald, AnnMarie Leen and Patrice Diggin saw the gap narrowed to a goal as time ticked on. However Kilmallock held on to win on a scoreline of 3-7 to 2-7. Next up is Newcastlewest this Friday at 6.15pm in Newcastlewest. Training in the astro turf every Wed at 6.30pm.
Co.MINORS: The minor panel will be notified shortly of the training schedule for the upcoming Championship.
CAMOGIE REFEREES COURSE: On Thursday 28th April (during Easter break) a 3 hour green card referees course will be held in Killahan School Abbeydorney for anyone interested. Participants must be 15 or older. The course duration is from 3-6pm and enables you to ref up to U14 level. Please contact club secretary for further details.
POKER CLASSIC:On Sunday May 1st (Bank Holiday) Kerry Camogie Co.Board are hosting a poker classic in McElligots Bar Abbeydorney starting at 8.30pm sharp. With €1200 in prizemoney, and an entry fee of €30 it is hoped this will raise much needed funds for the promotion and development of the game in the County. Your support would be much appreciated. Please contact David Doyle on 087 7540852 for details on a great nights entertainment!

U12 GO GAMES
These will commence next week with our opening game away to Cillard. Details will be sent by text to the players.
U8 go games blitz wil be hosted by Causeway on Sat 30th April @ 11am

IRISH WATER SAFETY
are holding the following classes during the Summer ,swim week in Ballyheigue JULY 11 -15 ,and water safety course at Meenogahane Pier ,Causeway ,JULY 18 -23

CAUSEWAY YOUTH CLUB
The Junior committee are organizing a Talent show on Good Friday 22nd April in Abbeydorney Hall, show starts at 8pm cost €5 adult and €3 children. A great night of entertainment guaranteed so please come along and enjoy.

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 12 noon on Monday


5th April 2011

ALL IRELAND GOLD MEDAL FOR AISLING
Congratulations and well done to Aisling Mahony, Tullig, Kilflynn and her Lios Tuathail Athletics team mates of Ciara Donegen, Sophie Lynch, Alex Dowling and Niamh Cullen who won a gold medal in the 4x100 girls u13 relay, with their impressive time of 56.36 in the All Ireland indoor final in Nenagh on Sunday. And a big thanks to Margaret O Neill, Brendan Cullen and Denis Lynch for training the Lios Tuathail Athletics Team.

CONFIRMATION
Bishop Murphy will administer the Sacrament of Confirmation to the Children of the Parish on Wednesday 6th April (today) at 3.30p.m. In St. Bernard’s Church, Abbeydorney. We ask you to remember the children and their families in your prayers at this important time in their lives.

ALL-IRELAND CHAMPIONS:
Aisling Mahony, Tullig, Kilflynn and her Lios Tuathail Athletics team mates of Ciara Donegen, Sophie Lynch, Alex Dowling and Niamh Cullen who won gold medals in the 4x100 girls u13 relay in the All Ireland indoor final in Nenagh on Sunday 3rd April.

CROTTA CLUB PLAN
Calling all GAA people: On Friday Night 8th April, The Crotta Hurling Club will hold a Club Plan Workshop evening. It will be held in St. Theresa's N.S at 8.15p.m. The workshop is open to anyone in the community who has an interest in GAA and would like to participate in mapping out the next 5 years of the development of Crotta GAA. All welcome to attend.

KERRY HURLERS
The Kerry Senior Hurling team was defeated by Limerick in the Allianz NHL Division 2, Round 6. on a score line of 1-24 to 1-09 on Sunday 3rd April in Killmallock. The Crotta hurling was represented by Shane Nolan at wing forward on the Kerry team scoring two points. Kerry played well and now have a weeks break before they play Laois at home on Sunday 17th April .

CROTTA LOTTO RESULTS
Herbert’s Bar was the venue for the Crotta hurling club weekly lottery draw with a Jackpot of €15,600. The four numbers picked out of the drum by Independent Observer: John Byrne, Prims Restaurant, Kilflynn were: 4,5,8 and 21 on Monday 4th April. However Once again no one came up with the correct combination of numbers and the BIG Jackpot survived for another week. The Lucky dip prizes winner each receives €35: Francis Sheehy, Clandouglas, Lixnaw , Ed Dowling, Marian Park Ballyheigue, Liam Howard, Leith west, Tralee and The Three Counties Irish Pub in Chicago. The next draw will take place in Parker‘s Pub, Kilflynn on Monday 11th April with a Jackpot of 15,700.Tickets are available at 2 Euro each or 3 for 5 euro from Club tickets sellers or from Herbert's Bar, Kilflynn Parker's Pub, Kilflynn, Byrnes Gala Shop, Kilflynn, Kilflynn Post Offices, Galvins Shop, Lixnaw, Foleys Shop, Lixnaw J.J Walshs Bar, Lixnaw, Quilter's Bar, Lixnaw and from The Half Way Bar, Glenoe, Listowel, you can also play on the Crotta lotto on line now, check out www.crottagaa.ie or www.locallotto.ie.

ABBEYDORNEY GOLF SOCIETY
The Society will hold their first outing of the year at Castleisland Golf Club, on next Saturday 9th April with the tee being reserved from 11:30 to 1:00. This is a singles outing and a large turnout is expected with new members very welcome. Golf Club members can also play in the Open Singles that day so please bring your Golfnet Card. Further details can be got from Sandy Egan 087-2741601 or Tom McNeice

RETREAT
There will be a retreat for the women of Abbeydorney and Kilflynn on Tuesday night 12th April at 8.00p.m. in Ardfert Retreat Centre. All welcome.

ACTIVE RETIRED
A Social evening for the Abbeydorney/Kilflynn Active Retired will held on Wednesday 6th April in Abbeydorney Community Hall commencing at 1.00 p.m. A meal will be served, followed by Entertainment. Transport for anyone requiring it can be arranged. Contact Noreen at 066 7135831.

UNDERAGE CLUB HURLING GEAR
Anybody who wants to order Crotta official club hurling gear Jerseys, hoodies etc. please contact Maura O’Connell 087 9049938.

ABBEYDORNEY/KILFLYNN COMMUNITY GAMES
Community Games: Congratulations to the Abbeydorney/Kilflynn team who finished 5th in the county quiz final on Friday night. This was a great achievement as only one point seperated the teams in 3rd, 4th and 5th place. Kenmare won the competition with a score of 91 poiints. Well done to Muireann McKenna, Cian McCarthy, T.J.Maunsell, Jeaic McKenna, Eva White, also Bernie Shanahan and Mary Brassil.
U-12 Boys Soccer: We would like to wish our u-12 boys the best of luck next Sunday as the take part in the soccer competition in Mastergeeha F.C. We would like to thank Jason Dowling, their trainer and Eileen O'Connor for all her help. We hope everyone has a very enjoyable day. Swimming: This competition takes place on Sunday April 17th. If there are any children interested in taking part please contact Patsy (087)9864656) as soon as possible.

St PATRICK'S DAY PARADE
The organizers of the Kilflynn St Patrick's Day Parade 2011 say this years parade was one of the best yet. Over Eighty groups and organisations took part in the parade which began at 4.00 p.m. from St Theresa's National School led by This years grand Marshall Former Tanaiste and Minster for Foreign Affairs, Dick Spring, in Bosco Mahon's donkey and cart and followed by St Patrick (Michael Murphy Dromakee) where an estimated 1,500 people lined the route cheering and applauding the participants as they passed by in a colourful pageant of music, drama, comedy and song.
The Parade and Fancy Dress Parade which was held in ideal weather conditions, made its way to the reviewing stand in the centre of the village where local dignitaries Dan McCarthy (Crotta Hurling Club), John Brennan (Kilflynn Vinatge Club) Pat Herbert (Kilflynn Coursing Club) Tom Mc Elligott (Kilflynn Development Area Association) and Dick Spring were casting their eyes over the groups who participated. MC Michael Neenan delivered a witty running commentary on the participants, some of these were seen to breathe a sigh of relief when they weren't the target of the jovial Kilflynn St. Patrick’s Day Parade Chairman.
The parade continued down to the bridge before returning to St. Columbas Centre, for the judging and presentation of prizes in the Fancy dress competitions.
The organizing committee would like to thank all who helped out before, during and after the parade to make sure we had a successful and incident free event
Thanks to the Gardaí including Garda Jason Harte, Abbeydorney and the stewards who help kept traffic flowing ,thanks to Mc Elligott's sound systems for the amplification, and special thanks to all who contributed to the bucket collection and Annette Nolan Kate Caffrey who collected on the day.
Looking forward to 2011 Parade.

FANCY DRESS
A record entry of 120 children participated in this year's Kilflynn St. Patrick's Day, Fancy dress competition, on Thursday 17th March with judging taking part after the parade in St Columbas Centre, Kilflynn under the watchful of our three judges Mary Geraldine Finucane, Aisling Weir and Maureen McElligott who do a wonderful job. The committee would like to thank Herbert's bar, Parker's Pub, Prims Restaurant and Byrnes Gala Shop, Kilflynn who kindly sponsored the fancy dress competition, also a big thank you to Maria O’Connell and her helpers who did Trojan work in organizing the competition and the excellent judges, And special thanks to all those who help out in the It was much appreciated.
The results are follows:
Under Six 1st Prize Conor O’Broin (Baker Boy)
2nd Prize Harvey Brosnan (Hunter from Cheltenham)
3rd Prize Clodagh Brady (Cinderella)
Under Eight 1st Prize Ryan Guerin (Lego man)
2nd Prize Cloda O’ Loughlin (Cat)
3rd Prize Darragh Shanahan (Cowboy)
Under Ten, 1st Prize: Sean and Darragh Murnane (11811)
2nd Prize: Angela Dineen (Leprechaun)
3rd Prize: Laraib Chaudhry(Fancy Girl)
Over 10 Under Ten, 1st Prize: Darragh Clark (Self-drive minister)
2nd Prize: Kate Lynch, Tiarna Brosnan, Jennifer Leonard, Chloe Mc Elligott and Megan Glavin (The lolly polly dolly girls)
3rd Prize: Olivia and Emma Carmody (Preparing for the parade)

CROTTA COISTE NA NOG
Crotta underage hurlers played Ardfert at U12 and U14 level over the weekend. Our U12 team held out for a one point win while our U14 team were beaten by a goal. Our U12 team played with the aid of a gale force wind and led at half time by 2-09 to 1-01. Barry Mahony and Adam O'Sullivan scored the goals and also added points plus a great point by Sean Murnane gave Crotta a commanding lead. Ardfert turned things around in the second half and at the end Crotta hung on to win by the smallest of margins. Brian O'Connell was outstanding throughout and was ably assisted by Barry Mahony. Sean Galvin, Donal Hunt and Adam O'Sullivan had their moments. Final score Crotta 2-09 Ardfert 3-05. Our U14 team played on Sunday last and although playing with the strong breeze in the first half, they trailed Ardfert by four points. A much improved second half performance into the elements saw Crotta outscore their opponents by one point. Colin Browne had a great game for Crotta and Adrian Mahony(second half)Sean O'Donoghue, Cathal Keane Darragh Kennelly David Behan Gearoid Galvin gave their all. Well done to Ashling Mahony(daughter to U14 coach Denis and Arlene) who won a gold medal as part of the Listowel Athletics Club in the All Ireland Final U13 relay competition.

CROTTA COISTE NA NOG FIXTURE
Our U12 team will play Causeway next Friday evening April 8th. Venue to be confirmed.
Best wishes to all children who make their confirmation today Wednesday April 6th. We hope they and there families have an enjoyable day.

PILATES CLASSES
The Pilates classes have commence in St. Columbus Centre, Kilflynn. on Wednesday and Friday nights. Classes at 7.30 p.m. to 9.00 p.m. You are still welcome to join the classes at any time or Both classes if you wish, You will need gym ball (fit ball) mat, weights for exercises. Any queries and to book a place contact Maureen on 085 7516882

DARTS
Danny Caffrey and John Mulvihill defeated Mike Fealy and Micheal O’Sullivan in the weekly darts tournament final in Parkers front bar, Kilflynn on Saturday night 2nd April,
The next darts doubles tournament takes place on Saturday night 9th April at 10.30 p.m. in Parkers front bar. 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.

SHANNOW FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE
COUNSELLING - low cost, confidential counselling. Please telephone the centre and a counsellor will phone you back.
SPECIAL NEEDS MUSIC AND MOVEMENT CLASS:
This class is specifically for children with delayed intellectual development. Classes run on Fridays from 4.30 to 5.30pm.
PARENT AND TODDLER/BABY GROUP: every Tuesday and Friday, 10.30am to 12 noon.
KMABS - The Kerry Money Advice and Budgeting Service (KMABS) is a free, confidential and independent service. Meetings are by appointment only – to book, please telephone KMABS on 066 71 29750.
AA MEETINGS –every Wednesday night from 8.30pm to 9.30pm.
AL ANON MEETINGS –every Monday night from 8.30pm to 9.30pm.
For more information on any of the above, or if you are interested in seeing a particular course or group run in the centre. Please phone us on 066 71 98018 or pop into the
Shannow Family Resource Centre, The Cloisters, Abbeydorney to speak to Cathy or Claire

ST. MARY'S CHURCH NEWS
The Confirmation ceremony for the children of the parish will take place in Wednesday 6th April in St. Bernard’s Church, Abbeydorney at 3. 30 pm
Mass will be celebrated at 6.30 p.m. on Saturday 9th April for Laurence Twomey, Kilflynn and Mass will be celebrated on Sunday morning 10th April at 10.00 a.m. for the deceased members of the Leen Family, Stacks mountain, Kilflynn . Exposition of The Blessed Sacrament:-Kilflynn: Monday 6.00 p.m. - 9.00p.m. Eucharistic Ministers: Vigil, Saturday 9th April: Joe Buckley, Sunday morning 10th April: John Cashell. Readers: Vigil 9th April, Catherine Caffrey, Morning 10th April: Paul O‘Donoghue.
To book masses, baptisms etc please phone 087 2233435

FINUGE C.C.E
The newly formed Finuge CCE are delighted to hold an informal seisiun at McCarthy’s, Finuge, on Sunday 10th April from 4pm to 6pm. Why not come along and take part or just sit back and enjoy the music. We look forward to seeing you there!
Well done to the Finuge CCE members, TJ Cosgrove, Thomas Healy and Olivia Stack, who took part in the sult na nog competitions which were held in the IT tralee on saturday. They all did us proud on the day. Olivia came 2nd in the amhrain gaeilge under 10 and Thomas came 2nd in the banjo under 10. It was a great achievement for our young members! We are hosting an informal seisiun next Sunday 10th April at McCarthy’s in Finuge. Everyone is welcome to come along and join the music song and dance! It starts at 4pm until 6pm but the music could continue long after that!
Maurice Collins Memorial Vintage Day Ardfert.
On Sunday 10th April 2011, the annual Maurice Collins Memorial Vintage Day takes place on the land of Gerard Mc Carthy,Banna West Ardfert Co Kerry. This is the fourth Memorial Day in honour of Maurice and it has gone from strength to strength ever since thanks to hard working committee and all the stewards who help in every way. We would also like to thank our sponsors who have contributed over the past number of years.
The events taken place on the day include Country Stalls, Terrier Racing,Fancy dress dog show, Bouncing Castle, Puppet Show, Face Painting, Music and Dancing, Tractor Dismantling, Tractor tasks by Kilmoyley Macra and a large selection of vintage machinery, Tractors and Cars. There will also be prizes for the best dressed vintage attire male and female, plus a large raffle on the day.
Proceeds of this years event goes to The Kerry Parents and Friends Association. All events commence at 10am until 5pm so everyone is welcome to come along on the day and have fun.

DRAMA
Women on the Verge of HRT By Marie Jones. Performed by Abbeydorney Drama Group the hilarious comedy about two friends that travel to Donegal to the concert of their idol Daniel O'Donnell, The play will take place in Abbeydorney Community Hall Centre on Wednesday 6th and Friday 8th April at 8.30pm. There they have a real heart to heart on various aspects of their lives, mainly their love lives. neither woman is handling their marriages well or the fact that they are heading towards the menopause.
The two women Vera played by Jean O'Connell and Anna played by Rose Dowling are helped by Fergal the waiter add the banshee to comfort their partners, this takes place in a beach in Donegal. A lot of Laugh and surprises takes place along the way. Also in the cast will be Mossie Leahy, Brendan OHalloran, Imelda Roche, John Breen, and Joanne Conlon.

TABLE QUIZ
Kilflynn National School Parents Association are holding a Fun Table Quiz in Parker’s Pub And Herbert’s Bar, Kilflynn on Thursday night 21st April at 9.30p.m. The support of the parents and local community would be appreciated

CAMOGIE
The Kerry U16's played round 5 of this championship against Kildare at the Hawfield Centre of Excellence in Newbridge. Kerry started the brighter with a goal from Cora Carroll. However Kildare found their feet and were 1-1 to the good after 20 mins. Half time Kerry 1-0 Kildare 2-2. Kerry again started the second half better with a goal from Alannah Maunsell inside five minutes. Kildare went on the attack and scored 5 points without response. Alannah Maunsell began to find her range and scored 2 superb points from wing forward. This was followed up by a goal from a placed ball by Patrice Diggin. Another goal by Kildare saw them edge in front again. Two more points from Patrice Diggin, only 1 minute left, Alannah Maunsell was switched to full forward and pulled on low ball to the back of the net. Final result Kerry 4-4 Kilare 3-7. A draw seemed a fair result as the match could have gone either way. That completes Kerry's involvement in this competition. Well done girls on the first Inter County team in many years. To Pete, Kieran and David thanks for all your time and commitment to the team. The County Minors soon be advised of training with the first match the end of June.

CAMOGIE WEEKEND FIXTURES
Causewy U14's at home to Cillard this Sunday 10th April at 5pm in Round 1 of Feile na nGael. U 16 Limerick League St. Annes are away to Kilmallock this Friday evening at 6.15 in Round 3 of the League. Causeway Comprehensive school team play in the Intermediate grade in Munster Colleges this Friday

CROTTA COISTE NA NOG A.G.M
The Crotta Coiste na nOg Annual General Meeting was held take on Thursday March 10th in St Columbas Centre, Kilflynn. There was a large attendance present. Chairman Sonny Egan presided and said that 2010was a very successful year at under age level and thanked all coaches, parents and players for their tremendous efforts during the year,
and he thanked all those who expended so much time and energy in coaching and training the young players. The following officers were elected for 2011:
Chairman - Sonny Egan. Secretary - Plunkett Mc Elhatton, Treasurer - Gerry Lenihan. P.R.O - Mike Parker. County Board/North Kerry Board Delegate - Sonny Egan.
Child welfare officer : Kathleen Quinlan, Coaching hurling officer: Brendan Mahony. Scor Officer: Anne Mahony, Club Merchandise: Maura O’Connell.

POKER CLASSIC
Poker Classic in aid of Kerry Comogie Board will be held in McElligot’s Bar Abbeydorney on Sunday 1st May. €1000 in prizes with a €30 entry fee. Your support would be greatly appreciated to raise much needed funds to support the development of the game in the County.

HERBERTS BAR
Live music next Sunday 10th April with Claddagh

SENIORS
The Crotta Senior hurlers had a 6 point victory over Kilmoyley in the North Kerry hurling league on Friday 2nd April in Ballyduff on a score of 2-12 to 1-09. Crotta scorers were Sean Weir were 0-07, Shane McAuliffe 2-00, Ian McCarthy 0-04 and Richard Nolan 0-01.

IRISH WATER SAFETY
are holding the following classes during the Summer, swim week in Ballyheigue JULY 11 -1, and water safety course at Meenogahane Pier, Causeway, JULY 18 -23

KERRY CANCER SUPORT
The Kerry Cancer Support are now running their Kerry to Cork Health link bus to Cork University Hospital. Those wishing to avail of this free service please contact 066 7195560, 9.30 a.m. to 2.00p.m. Monday to Friday or at www.kerrycancersupport.com

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 12 noon on Monday


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