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AUGUST 2012

28th August 2012

LONDON 2012 PARALYMPIC GAMES
Roy Guerin, Leam, Kilflynn and his Ireland's Paralympic athletes team mates arrived in London on Friday 24th August from Portugal, where their held a final training camp ahead of the Paralympic Games in London, which begin on Wednesday 29th August.
Team Ireland consists of 49 athletes, representing 20 different counties, who will compete across ten sports at the games.
The 2012 games will be Roy's third time competing at the Paralympics having previously represented Ireland at Atlanta in 1996 and at the Beijing Games in 2008.
Roy, who is from Tralee and now lives in Kilflynn, and works with Kerry County Council,
will be competing the Powerlifting (67.5kg) category which is a major departure from the previous two Olympics where he competed in track events, most notably coming sixth in the 100m wheelchair sprint in Atlanta. Roy will be the first power lifter to compete for Ireland for over 50 years. Roy will compete in the Powerlifting competition on Sunday, 2nd September at 3:00 pm at the ExCel Arena which was a successful venue for the Irish Olympic boxing team. The Kilflynn community and Local businesses got together on Monday evening 13th August, in Kilflynn village to give Roy, a rousing send off ,to the Paralympic Games. We wish all the best of luck to Roy at the 2012 games.
Setanta Sports are honoured to be the first ever Irish broadcaster to broadcast the Paralympics live and free to air. With over 70 hours worth of coverage and a huge focus on bringing you coverage of all the Irish athletes in action.
London 2012 promises to be the biggest Paralympic Games ever and we want you to enjoy every minute of Ireland’s participation with us on our dedicated live coverage section: www.paralympics.ie/live.

DANCING CLASSES
The Dancing classes will resume again for this season on Monday 3rd September at 9.00 pm sharp. In St.Columbas Centre, Kilflynn. And will continued every Monday night at 9.00 p.m.
Plenty of fun and exercise guaranteed. All Welcome.

WEDDING BELLS RING OUT IN GALWAY
Heartiest congratulations and best wishes to Paudie Sheehy, son of Margaret and Patrick Sheehy, Keel, Lixnaw and Joan Fahy, daughter of Nora the late Michael Fahy, Myles Park, Corofin, Galway , who were married in St. Coleman’s Church, Corofin, Galway on Saturday 25th August. The Bestman was Micheal Corridan and Groomsmen were Ger Leen and William Quilter, The Bridesmaids were Helen O’Donoghue, Bernie Connolly and Rachel John. The Pageboy was Michael Holihan and the Flower girl was Grace Fahy. Family and friends travelled from near and far for the wedding and attended the wedding ceremony and afterwards the wedding reception, which was held in Claregalway Hotel, Claregalway Village, Galway. A great day and night, was had by all in attendance. The couple will reside in Keel, Lixnaw. We wish Paudie and Joan many happy years of married life together.

COUNTY MINOR HURLING CHAMPIONSHIP
The Abbeydorney/ Crotta Minor hurlers advanced to the Minor Hurling Championship Semi final, with a victory 3-19 to 0-15 over Kenmare on Sunday 26th August in Templenoe.
Abbeydorney/ Crotta top scorer was Michael O'Leary who scored 15 pts from frees and play
Abbeydorney/ Crotta Team: Jordan Conway, J.P. Byrne, Tom blonde McElligott, Ronan Donovan, Barry Horgan, Alex O'Mahony, Jack McCarthy, Steven Egan, Brendan O'Leary(0-03), Stevie O'Sullivan(1g), Michael O'Leary (0-15), Sean O'Mahony, David Egan(0-01), Jack Sheehan (1-00), and Tom McElligott(1-00)
Subs: Darragh Scanlon for Barry Horgan (inj), Anthony Rigney for Ronan Donovan, Aaron Conway for Jack McCarthy, Colm McCarthy for Tom b McElligott.
The Crotta hurling club was well represented on the Abbeydorney/ Crotta team by Jordan Conway, Tom b McElligott, and goal scorers, Jack Sheehan, and Tom McElligott. Well done lads!

KILFLYNN NATIONAL SCHOOL RE-OPEN
St.Teresa's National School will re open on Thursday 30th August at 9.00a.m.
We hope you all had an enjoyable summer holiday, Good luck to the children going back to school and good luck to the little children who are starting school.

CROTTA LOTTO RESULTS
The four numbers picked out of the drum by Independent Observer, Peggy Harris, Clounsillagh, Lixnaw, for the weekly Crotta Hurling Club Lotto draw were: 1,6,23 and 25 at Parker’s Pub, Kilflynn on Monday 27th August, with a Jackpot of 8,400. However no one came up with the correct combination of numbers and the Jackpot survived for another week. The Lucky dip prizes winner each receives €35: Johnny Rohan, Knockbrack, Kilflynn, Mick O’Donnell, Ballysheen, Abbeydorney, and S. Mc Conkey, Killarney.
The next draw will take place in Herbert‘s Bar, Kilflynn on Monday night 3rd September with a Jackpot of 8,500.
Tickets are available at 2 Euro each or 3 for 5 euro from Club tickets sellers or you can also play on the Crotta lotto on line now, check out www.crottagaa.ie

IRISH NIGHT
North Kerry Reaching Out Heritage Project will host an Irish Night in Kearney's Bar, Moyvane on Friday August 31st from 9.30pm. A great night of music, song & storytelling is guaranteed and a raffle draw will be held on the night to raise funds for the project.

LEAVING CERT RESULTS
Congratulations and Well done to all local students who received their leaving certificate results On Wednesday 15th August

DARTS
Sixteen players participated in the in weekly darts tournament in Parkers Lounge bar, Kilflynn on Saturday night, 25th August, Paul McCann and Denis County defeated Paud Twomey and Brendan O’Grady and in the final. The next darts doubles tournament takes place on Saturday night 1st September at 10.30 p.m. in Parkers snug 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.

ST. MARY'S CHURCH NEWS
Mass will be celebrated on Saturday 1st September at 6.30 p.m. and on Sunday morning, 2nd September , Mass will be celebrated at 10.00 a.m. Eucharistic Ministers: Vigil, Saturday: Joan Hussey, Sunday morning: Angela Hussey. Readers: Vigil, Saturday evening: Helen Condon. Sunday Morning: Arlene Mahony. Exposition of The Blessed Sacrament:-Kilflynn: Monday 6.00 p.m. - 9.00p.m. To book masses, baptisms etc please phone 066 7135146. Annual collection for Diocesan needs will be take up at masses on September 1st and 2nd .

THANKS
Diocesan Collection for Pastoral and Retreat Centres amounted to €481. Thanks to all who contributed
KERRY U-21 HURLERS:
There was joy in Nenagh on Saturday 25th August for the Kerry U-21 Hurlers, who were defeated by Kildare in The Bord Gais Energy, All Ireland U21 B Championship Semi final by 5-17 to 1-12.
The Crotta Hurling club was represented by Sean Weir at wing forward, and Shane Nolan played at corner-forward scoring 1-05 and Thomas Quille was also on the panel.

CAMOGIE
All Ireland Junior Final Kerry v Carlow. All roads lead to the Latten Cullen GAA Grounds in South Tipperary. Throw in is this Sunday (2nd) at 2pm. Your support for the team in their quest for All Ireland glory would be very much appreciated! Captained by Clanmaurice's Clair Godley, they go into this final as well prepared as any team can be. However injury concerns to full forward Sara Murphy and wing forward Annmarie Leen are a worry for management, as these two players are instrumental in the Kerry attack. Carlow carry the bragging rights into the final, having beaten Kerry by 2 points earlier in the year, but this is a new game, and a team backboned by the likes of Sinead Mackessy, Michelle Leen, Laura Collins, and Patrice Diggin will have a huge say in how they perform on the day. With training sessions from current Dublin manager Anthony Daly, and former Kilmoyley and Kerry hurler Christy Walsh, along with words of encouragement from Kerry legend Eoin 'The Bomber' Liston, we wish the best of luck to all the panel and Management as they go in search of their first title at this grade. Our thanks also to the Kerry GAA Co.Board for accommodating the fixture change to the Senior Hurling semi finals so as to avoid a clash with this final, and for sponsoring a set of Jerseys.
RESULTS: Limerick Intermediate Championship Round 2:Clanmaurice 0-6 Murroe Boher 4-3. U14 Championsip Round 1: Cillard 6-12 Causeway 1-1.
FIXTURES: The U16 Championship Round 1 sees Causeway v Bruff and Cillard v Kileedy take place over the weekend.
ALL IRELAND JUNIOR FINAL: Kerry v Carlow, Sunday 2nd Sept at 2pm at the Latten Cullen GAA Grounds, South Tipperary.
Camogie Co. Board Fundraising Draw Results
€400 Molly O'Regan, Ballyheigue - Seller Alanna Maunsell
€300 Maeve O'Connell, Causeway - Seller Miriam Hanly
€200 - Tadhg Flynn, Foxfort, Causeway - Seller Deirdre Flynn
€100 - Anna Dowling, Banna South, Ardfert - Seller Nuala Hanly
€50 - John Breen, 105 Spa Rd., Tralee - Seller Leona Breen
€50 - Christy Murphy, Ahamore, Causeway - Seller Causeway Diner
Promoters Prizes
€50 Orla Young, Kilmoyley
€50 Elaine Twomey, Causeway
Thank you to all the card sellers, your help has been noted and appreciated. Also a special word of thanks to all of you who bought lines/cards, your support is really appreciated by the County Board. Proceeds goes towards ALL 4 Inter County Teams - U14 Development Squad, The U16's who went as far as the All-Ireland Semi-Finals, The Minors who went as far as the All-Ireland Final and the Junior Team who are in an All-Ireland Final.

RED CROSS YOUTHS
Most sincere thanks to those who attended the information day last Thursday in the Imperial hotel and those who spoke at the event. Thanks also to those who sponsored spot prizes for the day, Mc Guires Butchers Abbey court, Ryle & de Lacy Ashe St. Horans Fruit & Veg,O’Connell’s pharmacy St Brendan park, Nolan’s Garage and Sam McCuley’s 5 km fun run on Friday September 7th from O’Donnells Mounthawk, register from 6.15pm. Start time 7pm.

SHANNOW FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE
Autumn 2012 Adult Education Courses:
Courses are subsidised through Kerry Education Service, Back to Education Initiative courses are either free or low cost and are open to all adults. For more information or to register your place for the autumn contact 066-7198018.
Community Education: Acrylic Painting for Beginners and Improvers: Thursday 27th Sept 7pm-9pm
8 weeks/40 euros Cooking For Men: Mondays 7-9pm 6 weeks
Women's Nutrition and healthy Living: Tuesday 23rd October, 8 weeks/40 euros
Beginners Computers: Tuesday 2nd October, 10 weeks/ 45 euros
Back To Education Initiative: Computer Literacy:
Wednesday 3rd October 10.30-1pm, 16 weeks/free
Microsoft Word Processing: Monday 14th Oct 2-4.30pm, 16 weeks/free
Digital Photography: Tuesday 15th Oct 10-1pm, 16 weeks/free
Sewing For Improvers: Tuesday 11th Sept 7-9pm, 6 weeks/60 euros
Cooking for Coeliacs: Thursday 6th Sept 7-9pm, 4 weeks/40 euros
Yoga: Mondays 11.30am-1pm, Ongoing/7 euros per class
Registration Evening
There will be a registration evening on Monday the 10th of September from 5:30pm to 7:30pm for anyone interested in any of these classes where you can pay your deposit. You can also call into the centre to register and pay a deposit at any time between Monday and Friday 9:30am to 5:30pm.
Parent and Toddler Group:
Meets every Tuesday morning 10.30am to 12pm at Shannow FRC Abbeydorney, a great way to meet other people and allow children to socialise and have fun. Everyone welcome including parents, grandparents, childminders and guardians etc. Cost 2 euro per family. Lots of structured fun on Tuesday morning including arts and craft, story time with puppets, songs and rhyme etc.
New Parents Support Group:
Meet every Wednesday morning from 10.30 to 12.30. A chance to meet other new parents for a chat and a cuppa.
Shannow Men’s Group:
Currently working on a new project, a weekly get together on Saturday mornings to work a number of projects from DIY, gardening, woodturning etc. First project is a vegetable garden, come along to the FRC to see the progress already made! If you are interested contact the Centre on 7198018 for more information.
AA MEETINGS –Every Wednesday night from 8pm to 10pm.
AL ANON MEETINGS – Every Monday night at 8:30pm


21st August 2012

Páraic Shanahan, Clandouglas, Lixnaw who won a Gold medal in the Mandolin U12 competition at the All Ireland fleadh ceol in Cavan last week end.

CROTTA GAA/SCÓR
Many congratulations to Páraic Shanahan, Clandouglas, Lixnaw on winning a Gold medal at the All Ireland fleadh ceol held in Cavan last weekend. Páraic is a member of the U12 hurling team and has participated for the club at scór for the last two years. Well done Páraic!

CROTTA LOTTO RESULTS
The four numbers picked out of the drum by Independent Observer, Mary Galvin, Crotta, Kilflynn, for the weekly Crotta Hurling Club Lotto draw were: 3,19,24 and 25 at Herbert’s Bar, Kilflynn on Monday 20th August, with a Jackpot of 8,300. However no one came up with the correct combination of numbers and the Jackpot survived for another week. The Lucky dip prizes winner each receives €35: Dero Glavin, Abbeydorney, Sheila and Jerome O’Sullivan, Crotta Cross and Antoinette O’Connell, Rae, Kilflynn.
The next draw will take place in Parker‘s Pub, Kilflynn on Monday night 27th August with a Jackpot of 8,400. Tickets are available at 2 Euro each or 3 for 5 euro from Club tickets sellers or you can also play on the Crotta lotto on line now, check out www.crottagaa.ie

NEW ARRIVAL
Congratulations and best wishes to Lorraine and J.P McElligott, , Kilfeighney South, Kilflynn, On birth of their baby Girl, Shauna at Kerry General Hospital, Tralee on Tuesday 14th August and sister for Ryan and Caoimhe.

Kilflynn native, Jessica  Nammock, Maynooth, Kildare pictured with Rose of Tralee presenter Daithí O'Sé and his wife Rita at the International Rose Ball in the Dome, on Friday 17th August

CROTTA TAKE HOME ROSE U-13 HURLING CUP 2012
Since the Rose Hurling Cup began 4 years ago it has become a fantastic success. On Saturday 18th August the Rose U13 Hurling Cup took place in Austin Stack Park, Tralee. Crotta, Causeway, Patrickswell of Limerick, South Kerry, Tulla from Clare and Whitechurch of Cork battled it out to become Rose Cup Champions 2012. After the competitive group games it was down to the semi finals with Causeway playing Patrickswell and Crotta taking on Tulla.
After 2 great semi-finals Crotta and last year’s winners Patrickswell emerged to contest the Cup final with Causeway and Tulla playing in the Shield Final. In the Plate Final South Kerry defeated Whitechurch. In the Shield Tulla defeated Causeway 1-6 to 1-3 and in the Rose Cup Final Crotta came out on top on the scoreline of 1-6 to 0-4. Crotta captain John Quilter was delighted to collect the cup on behalf of his team from Kerry Footballer Paul Galvin, and Crotta Goalkeeper Aaron Murnane received the player of the tournament award from The South Australian Rose, Sarah Doherty. Well done Aaron also Congratulations and well done to the Crotta players and their mentors on this fantastic victory. Each team were presented with specially designed hurleys from sponsors Handcraft Hurleys.
Thanks to John Griffin and his co-ordinators, sponsors Handcraft Hurleys, the Rose of Tralee Festival, Austin Stack Park, referees and anybody else who contributed to the successful Rose Hurling Cup 2012.

The victorious Crotta U-13 panel and their mentors pictured with The South Australian Rose, Sarah Doherty and Kerry Footballer Paul Galvin, after Crotta captured the Rose Hurling Cup on Saturday 18th August in Austin Stack Park.

HERB GARDEN OPEN DAY
For thousands of years the Kerry people having been using plants to heal and maintain their health. This Sunday, as part of National Heritage Week, Kilflynn Herbalist, Christine Best and her husband, Smoss, will be opening up their garden to the public, where many of the plants that have been used to heal over the centuries may be seen. A lot of these plants are native to these islands, often growing wild all around us; others will be found commonly in gardens and still more are uncommon in this part of the world. "This is a working garden, where I harvest and use many of the plants we grow here. As I have recently moved my clinic from Tralee to Stacksmountain, the garden has become even more an integral part of my practice." says Christine
The Open Day will be held on Sunday 26th August at Stacksmountain, Kilflynn. It will open at 11am until 6pm with guided herb walks starting at 12 noon and 3pm. There will be refreshments available with plants, and herbal remedies for sale and a children's activity area. Entry to the gardens is free with proceeds from sales and any donations going to the Tanga AIDS Working Group in Tanzania. For further information Christine can be contacted at 086 1939217 or through www.kerryherbalist.com

The South Australian Rose, Sarah Doherty presenting Crotta goal keeper Aaron Murnane with the Rose Hurling Cup Player of the Tournament trophy  on Saturday 18th August  in Austin Stack Park. Photo Mike Parker.

KERRY MINOR HURLERS
Well done to the Kerry Hurlers who had qualified for the Electric Ireland, All Ireland Minor Hurling B Championship Final, On Saturday 18th August at Moneygall, with a 1-20 to 3-12 victory over
Kildare. Kerry led by 1-13 to 2-07 at the interval break. The Crotta hurling club was well represented by Tom B McElligott on the Kerry team.

FIXTURES
Kerry U-21 Hurlers play Kildare in The Bord Gais Energy, All Ireland U21 B Championship Semi final on Saturday 25th August at 3. 30 p.m. in Nenagh. Best of luck to Crotta player, Shane Nolan, Thomas Quille and Sean Weir and their Kerry U-21 team mates.
Abbeydorney/Crotta minor hurlers play Kenmare in the County Minor Hurling Championship, on Sunday 26th August at 3pm in Kenmare. Best of luck to the Abbeydorney/ Crotta panel and their mentors.

DARTS
Sixteen players participated in the in weekly darts tournament in Parkers Lounge bar, Kilflynn on Saturday night, 18th August, Tim O’Haloran and Ger Lacey Brandon Conway defeated John Leahy and Paul McCann in the final. The next darts doubles tournament takes place on Saturday night 25th August 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.

ST. MARY'S CHURCH NEWS
Mass will be celebrated on Saturday 25th August at 6.30 p.m. and on Sunday morning, 26th August , Mass will be celebrated at 10.00 a.m. Eucharistic Ministers: Vigil, Saturday: Noreen Quilter, Sunday morning: Teresa Power. Readers: Vigil, Saturday evening: Bridget O’Connell. Sunday Morning: Mary McKenna. Exposition of The Blessed Sacrament:-Kilflynn: Monday 6.00 p.m. - 9.00p.m. To book masses, baptisms etc please phone 066 7135146.


14th August 2012

ROY IS ALL SET FOR LONDON 2012 PARALYMPIC GAMES
The Kilflynn community and Local businesses got together on Monday evening 13th August, in Kilflynn village to give Roy Guerin, Leam, Kilflynn a rousing send off ,who is preparing to travel to London where he'll represent Ireland at the Paralympic Games. Roy was joined on Monday evening by his wife Terje, Children Chantel, Nathan, his parents, Donal and Noreen, his brother, Don and his wife Martina.
A Presentation were made to Roy by John Mahony on behalf of Kilflynn community and Local businesses and John wish him the best of luck from the Kilflynn people and businesses.

Kilflynn community and Local businesses got together on Monday evening 13th August, in Kilflynn village to give London-bound Olympic, Roy Guerin, Leam, Kilflynn a rousing send off , where he'll represent Ireland at the London Paralympic Games 2012. Roy was joined on Monday evening by his wife Terje, his Son, Chantel, Daughter, Nathan, his parents, Donal and Noreen, his brother, Don and his wife Martina.

The 2012 games will be Roy's third time competing at the Paralympics having previously represented Ireland at Atlanta in 1996 and at the Beijing Games in 2008.
Roy, who is from Tralee and now lives in Kilflynn, will be competing the Powerlifting (67.5kg) category which is a major departure from the previous two Olympics where he competed in track events, most notably coming sixth in the 100m wheelchair sprint in Atlanta. Roy will be the first power lifter to compete for Ireland for over 50 years. The games kicking off on Wednesday 29th August, Roy, who trains at Jimmy O'Mahony's gym in Tralee, On Wednesday 15th August he'll join the rest of the Irish team at Bewleys Dublin Airport Hotel, Before they travel across to London, With a The Big Send off party with the Legendary Irish band The Saw Doctors and all families, friends and supporters of the team will attend. Roy will compete in the Powerlifting competition at the ExCel Arena which was a successful venue the Irish Olympic boxing team. We wish all the best of luck to Roy at the 2012 games.

CROTTA LOTTO RESULTS
The four numbers picked out of the drum by Independent Observer, Noreen O‘Grady, Fear an Flainn, Kilflynn, for the weekly Crotta Hurling Club Lotto draw were: 2,16,19 and 24 at Parker’s Pub, Kilflynn on Monday 13th August, with a Jackpot of 8,200. However no one came up with the correct combination of numbers and the Jackpot survived for another week. The Lucky dip prizes winner each receives €35: Son Egan, Garrynagore, Lixnaw, Susie Condon, C/o Herbert’s, Kilflynn and James Clifford, Abbeydorney.
Tickets are available at 2 Euro each or 3 for 5 euro from Club tickets sellers or you can also play on the Crotta lotto on line now, check out www.crottagaa.ie

St Senans U12 footballers pictured with their mentors at a football blitz in Croke Park on Tuesday 7th August

SENANS U-12 PLAY IN CROKE PARK
St Senans U12 enjoyed a wonderful day out in Croke Park on Tuesday 7th August ensuring the day will leave a lasting impression on this fine bunch of young players.
They were up against three very strong teams in Lisseycasey (Clare), Laune Rangers (Kerry) and Canovee (Cork). They were competitive and committed in all games ensuring they came away with three victories. Laune Rangers in particular were a good barometer being division One opposition in Kerry.
Senans Started well in the first game V Lisseycasey and settled onto the ball quickly. After the initial period where although dominating open play the final pass was missing the team got into their stride. Cillain Trant and Daniel O'Rourke opening up the play again and again and it was fitting that both were first onto the score sheet. The long ball in to Damien Larkin started to pay off and he duly got a good goal keeping with the run of play. After a brief fight back from their Clare opponents staunch defending kept them from scoring a goal themselves Daniel O'Rourke then gained possession and scored the point of the game from just outside the halfway line. Senans kept attacking and were unlucky not to add to their goal tally, but working as a team they would end their first game in complete control. Eamon Rohan and Ryan Murphy again had solid games at the back ensuring the danger was kept to a minimum throughout.
Next up was Laune Rangers and this was a real battle. Rangers started off with two goals after the Senans backs were caught napping. It was the wake up call Senans needed as they fought like tigers for every ball for the remainder of the match. In a game were space was at a premium Senans stepped up to take on their Div 1 opponents showing no respect for the gap in divisions unlike the game we played against Listowel last month. To the Fore in the fight back was the defence with Daniel Hunt and Timmy Dillon charging into every tackle. Denis Quille really upped his work rate and it told as he started to get onto the ball and find the inside forwards. Tomas Dillon really started to trouble the Rangers backs and Orla Dillon was very unlucky not to score. Senans scored some great points and a few goals Pairic Shanahan scoring the best of them after fighting for the ball out on the wing himself. Any hopes of a Rangers comeback were halted when an Aodan Behan Shoulder reminded their Southern opposition of North Kerry football at it's best.
Last up were Canovee a team that had played Senans off the field in a Listowel Blitz last year. In a sign of just how much this team has grown there was no repeat of that result. The first half was a scrappy affair like a boxing match waiting to see who would strike the killer blow. It was hard to gain possession at Midfield so with a couple of changes Senans started to come in to the game. Aodan McKenna held the backs and Daniel O'Rourke won the next Couple of Kick outs ensuring the ball started to move past the half way line. At Half time fresh legs were introduced and this helped Senans take control of a game where they were behind. Aodan Behan really got stuck in and Denis Quille and Sean Murnane were always looking for the ball, with both Denis and Sean scoring some good points. James Canty also chipped in with 2 good scores. The whole team worked really hard to ensure Senans closed the game out and make it three wins out of three.
So there was plenty of craic on the way home and some great memories of a wonderful day. St Senans U12 Panel - Croke Park: Aodan Behan, Aodhan McKenna Brian Logue, Ciaran Healy,Cillian Trant, Damien Larkin, Daniel Hunt, Daniel O'Rourke, David O'Connell, Denis Quille, Eamon Rohan, Eoin Galvin, James Canty, Michael Carmody, Mikey Kelleher, Orla Dillon, Pairic Shanahan, Rhys Quilter, Ryan Murphy, Timmy Dillon, Tomas Dillon, Sean and Darragh Murnane. A special thank you to all parents for their support for the trip and throughout the year and to The Halfway Bar and Parkers bar for Sponsorship, not to mention the club and administrators who helped make it all possible. Finally a huge thank you to All the players who played so well on the day and who have put in so much effort this year Well Done!

CROTTA COISTE NA NOG NEWS
Crotta U11 hurling team won their first match in the North Kerry Championship on Friday evening, 10th August when they played Abbeydorney in Abbeydorney. Crotta got the perfect start when a great move saw James Sheehan finish to the net after three mins. Sean Murnane(1-01) and Aodhan Behan with a goal gave Crotta a half-time lead of Crotta 3-01 Abbeydorney 0-02. Odorney briefly threatened the Crotta lead early in the second half when they scored a goal. Crotta upped their game again though and a goal and point from Darragh Murnane stretched their lead to nine points. James Sheehan with two pointed frees concluded the scoring. Full-time Crotta 4-04 Abbeydorney 1-02. All players played very well. Panel: Cillian Trant, Aodhan McKenna, Jack Kevin McKenna, Declan O'Donoghue, James Sheehan(1-02), Darragh Murnane(1-01), Daniel O'Rourke, Aodhan Behan(1-00), Sean Murnane(1-02), Tomas Dillon, Ryan McElligott, Timmy Dillon, Eoin Galvin, David O'Connell, Denis Quille and Daniel Hunt. Crotta U11 team will play Kilmoyley in the next round of the Championship this Friday evening at 6.30pm in Dromakee.
Also on Friday evening 10th August in Abbeydorney, Crotta U-8/ U10 hurlers had a victory over Abbeydorney in a challenge game.

Crotta U-12 Hurlers who took part in a Munster blitz at Gaelic Grounds, Limerick on Tuesday 31st July, pictured with their mentors Paddy Murnane, Paul O'Donoghue and Tim O'Rourke

Crotta U12 hurlers travelled to the Gaelic Grounds, Limerick to take part in the Munster Blitz on Tuesday 31st July. Ballyhea(Cork) never fielded a team so Crotta played Ballyheighue in the first match. Crotta played very well and had a good win. The scorers were Sean Murnane(1-02) Ryan McElligott(1-00)Darragh O'Donoghue(0-02).They played Clooney-Quinn of Clare in the next match and won by a point in a close match.Scorers Darragh O'Donoghue(0-03)Sean Murnane(0-01). The won their final match also against Naomh Brid of Waterford. Scorers Darragh O'Donoghue (1-01)Cillian Trant (1-00) Michael Kennedy (1-00) Sean Murnane (0-01)Ryan McElligott (0-01). The squad had a great day and met Brendan Bugler(Clare) and James Ryan(Limerick) who gave them a tour of the Stadium as well as tips on all aspects of playing and training to be a better Hurler. Well done to all and thanks to all who arranged everything on the day.
Crotta U13 hurlers won their third match in the NK U13 Championship by beating Ardfert in Mountcoal on Wednesday 1st August . Scorers Barry Mahony(2-02)Adam O'Sullivan(2-02)Sean Murnane(1-00)Tomas Dillon(0-01)Jeaic McKenna(0-01)Darragh Behan(0-01). They will take part in the Rose Cup this Saturday in Austin Stack Park.

KERRY MINOR HURLERS
Well done to the Kerry Hurlers who had a 3-10 to 0-17 victory over Meath, in the All Ireland B Quarter Final in Navan, on Saturday 11th August. Half Time: Meath 0-12 Kerry 1-3. The Crotta hurling club was well represented by Tom B McElligott on the Kerry team.

On Saturday 18th August at 2. 00 p.m at Moneygall, Kerry play Kildare in the Electric Ireland GAA Hurling All Ireland Minor B Championship Semi Final. Best of the luck to Kerry.

CROTTA SENIORS
The Crotta Senior hurlers interest in this years Garveys Super Valu Senior Hurling Championship came to a end in Austin Stack’s Park, Tralee on Saturday 4th August, when they were defeated by Lixnaw by 0-19 to 1-09. Crotta Panel: Eoin Lynch Andrew Keane, Philip Twomey, Tom McElligott, David Galvin, Mike Lynch (Capt) 0-01, Pa Quille, Darren Twomey, Cyril Lynch 0-01, Ian McCarthy, Shane Nolan 1-06, 1-04f), Matt Lynch, J.P McElligott, Paul Culhane 0-01, and Sean Weir. Subs: Paul Costello for I. McCarthy (inj), Jack Twomey for P. Culhane, Francis Keane for J.P McElligott.

DARTS
Sixteen players participated in the in weekly darts tournament in Parkers Lounge bar, Kilflynn on Saturday night, 11th August, Brandon Conway and Phil Morris defeated Aiden Sheehan and Tim O’Haloran in the final. The next darts doubles tournament takes place on Saturday night 18th August 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.

RED CROSS YOUTHS
The Red Cross youths in Tralee are hosting a FREE afternoon information session for older people in the Imperial Hotel, Denny St, Tralee from 2.30pm until 5.00pm on Thursday August 23rd. This is to celebrate the European Union year of “Solidarity between generations”. Speakers from the Red Cross, an Gardai Siochana, Citizens information service, St Vincent De Paul and others will be at this event.
Information packs will be available at the door and there is tea / coffee available as well. This event has been kindly sponsored by the Imperial Hotel. Last Thursday saw the youth undertake muscle injury training, followed by a walk around Tralee for some community engagement.

LIXNAW GOLF SOCIETY
The Society heads to Ballyhegiue Golf course next Thursday evening for a 9 hole scramble-Shotgun start at 6pm

CHARITY CYCLE
There will be a Charity Cycle in Castleisland on Sunday, 2nd September. Sponsorship cards and details from Castleisland Day Care Centre or Currow Cycle Club on 087 7849879 or 087 4129509. Proceeds to Castleisland Day Care Centre.

CAMOGIE
Listowel Camogie Club are hosting a 3 day camp beginning Monday August 20th for 7-13 year olds at the Listowel Emmetts GAA Grounds. From 10-2pm, the cost is €30. Sign up with your club, or just arrive on the day, it promises great coaching, and making new friends!
RESULTS: U16 All Ireland semi final: Kerry 2-0 Armagh 3-4. Munster Junior Semi Final: Kerry 2-8 Tipperary 4-15.
FIXTURES: Limerick Intermediate Championship Round 2: Clanmaurice v Murroe Boher this Sunday (19th) at 7pm at a venue to be decided.

SYMPATHIES
The death has occurred of Liz Landers, (née Healy), Edenburn House, Ballymacelligott, Tralee, and Formerly of Tanavalla, Listowel. On Thursday 2nd August (peacefully).On behalf of the whole community we offer sincere sympathy to her husband, Tim and her daughter, Emma, and sons Tadgh and James, brothers Jimmy and Michael, sisters Noreen, Joan and Anne, nephews, nieces, grand-nephews, grand-nieces, relatives and many friends. Liz’s remains were removed from The Gleasure Funeral Home, Tralee on Sunday evening 5th August to St. Mary's Church, Kilflynn. Requiem Mass took place on Monday at 11.00 am with interment afterwards in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Kilflynn. May she rest in peace.
On behalf of the community we also offer our Sincere sympathy to Kathleen Quinlan, and her family, Keel, Lixnaw on the death of her mother, Kathleen Floyd (Nee McKeogh), Gortybrigane, Birdhill, Co. Tipperary on Tuesday 31st July (peacefully) at St. Joseph's hospital Nenagh May she rest in peace.

ABBEYDORNEY GOLF SOCIETY
On Saturday next 18th Aug our President Sandy Egan has his President’s day in Ceann Sibeal Golf, Ballyferriter. Tee time is reserved between 10:00 and 11:15. All members are requested to be present in good time ensuring everyone gets to play on time.

ST. MARY'S CHURCH NEWS
Mass will be celebrated on Saturday 18th August at 6.30 p.m. and on Sunday morning, 19th August , Mass will be celebrated at 10.00 a.m. Eucharistic Ministers: Vigil, Saturday: Sheila Walsh, Sunday morning: Mary Neenan. Readers: Vigil, Saturday evening: Catherine Nolan. Sunday Morning: Paul O’Donoghue. Exposition of The Blessed Sacrament:-Kilflynn: Monday 6.00 p.m. - 9.00p.m. To book masses, baptisms etc please phone 066 7135146. Diocesan Collection for Pastoral Retreat Centres on Saturday and Sunday 18th and 19th August.

PRIVATE SCHOOL TRANSPORT
Private bus transport servicing all Tralee National/Secondary schools, Brookfield College and IT Tralee, will commence this August/September.
First come first served basis. All enquiries please contact James Ryall – (087) 2519299.

SHANNOW FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE
The Centre will be closed for summer break for two weeks, as of Monday 6th August we will be back open as per usual on Monday 20th August!
Courses: To register your place for the Autumn Adult Education Courses which are subsidised through Kerry Education Service, Back to Education Initiative courses are either free or low cost and are open to all adults. contact 066-7198018 For more information
Men’s Breakfast Club: Every Friday 9.30am to 12pm. A get together for men, come along for breakfast, a chat and some banter. Read the newspapers, listen to the radio all in a relaxed atmosphere. Hot food served at 10.30am, all men welcomed.
Shannow Men’s Group: Currently working on a new project, a weekly get together on Saturday mornings to work a number of projects from DIY, gardening, woodturning etc. First project is a vegetable garden, come along to the FRC to see the progress already made! If you are interested contact the Centre on 7198018 for more information.
AA MEETINGS –Every Wednesday night from 8pm to 10pm.
AL ANON MEETINGS – Every Monday night at 8:30pm


7th August 2012

CROTTA LOTTO RESULTS
The four numbers picked out of the drum by Independent Observer, Laura Reidy, Ballymac, for the weekly Crotta Hurling Club Lotto draw were: 7,10,20 and 22 at Herbert’s Bar, Kilflynn on Monday 6th August, with a Jackpot of 8,100. However no one came up with the correct combination of numbers and the Jackpot survived for another week. The Lucky dip prizes winner each receives €35: Johnny Power, Ballyhogan, Lixnaw, Ciss Honan, Irrabeg, Lixnaw and Adam O’ Sullivan, Crotta Cross, Lixnaw.The next draw will take place in Parker‘s Pub, Kilflynn on Monday night 13th August with a Jackpot of 8,200.
Tickets are available at 2 Euro each or 3 for 5 euro from Club tickets sellers or you can also play on the Crotta lotto on line now, check out crottagaa.ie

THANKS
St Bernards Conference of the Saint Vincent De Paul society would like to thank everyone who contributed to their Church gate collection last weekend.
Your generousity is greatly appreciated and be asssured that any monies donated will help alleviate poverty in your locality.
Anyone looking for help please dont hesitate to contact us today in total confidence at 087 7086253.

DANCING IN KILFLYNN
Dancing in St.Columbas Centre, Kilflynn. on Monday 13th August at 9.00 p.m. Plenty of fun and exercise guaranteed. All Welcome.

DARTS
Sixteen players participated in the in weekly darts tournament in Parkers Lounge bar, Kilflynn on Saturday night, 28th July, Ger Lacey and Tim O’Halloran defeated John Leahy and Brandon Conway in the final.
The next darts doubles tournament takes place on Saturday night 11th August at 10.30 p.m. in Parkers snug 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.

MUSIC, ARTS AND DRAMA SCHOOL
is taking place on August 13th-17th in the St. Columbas Centre, Kilflynn. This summer school is suitable for ages 4-10 and runs from 10-2pm daily. The course will include try outs of vioin, flute, cello, keyboard etc as well as arts and crafts. The children will demonstrate the musical instruments and their drama on the end of week performance. Cost is €55 per child contact Emma Shanahan 087 6734767

RING OF NORTH KERRY CYCLE 2012
The second annual Ring of North Kerry Cycle (120km and 70km routes) will take place on Saturday 11th August. This event is organised by the Finuge Freewheelers and Ballybunion Sea and Cliff Rescue. Entry fees: Adults €25, Cycling Ireland Adult Members (with membership cards) €20, Under 18s €15. Helmets are compulsory. Registration on the morning 7.30 - 9.30 at Finuge GAA grounds. Go to www.ring-of-north-kerry-cycle.com for more information

RED CROSS YOUTHS
Fun day Fridays in Tralee has moved into information day Thursday for the month of August .
The youths are in full swing for their next event which is an afternoon information session for older people to celebrate the European Union year of “Solidarity between generations”.
The afternoon information session will run from 2.30pm until 5.00pm on Thursday August 23rd. The Imperial Hotel, 27 Denny St, Tralee are kindly sponsoring the entire event. The line up for the day includes an Gardai Siochana, Kerry County Council fire service, HSE, Citizens information’s centre, Digital switch over outreach program, St Vincent de Paul. Also the next fun run takes place on Friday September 7th at 7pm from O’Donnells Cahersalee Rd Tralee.

ST. MARY'S CHURCH NEWS
Mass will be celebrated on Saturday 11th August at 6.30 p.m. and on Sunday morning, 12th August , Mass will be celebrated at 10.00 a.m for Denis Sonny Leen, Rea Kilflynn. Eucharistic Ministers: Vigil, Saturday: Joe Buckley, Sunday morning: John Cashell. Readers: Vigil, Saturday evening: Joan Hussey. Sunday Morning: Joe McAuliffe. Exposition of The Blessed Sacrament:-Kilflynn: Monday 6.00 p.m. - 9.00p.m. To book masses, baptisms etc please phone 066 7135146.

CROTTA CUL CAMP
A very successful Cul Camp was held in St Senan’s Sportsfield, in mounthcoal on Monday 30th July to Friday 4th August. Over Forty players attended and all had an enjoyable time. Well done to Darragh O'Donoghue who got the Player of the week Award and also to Sean Twomey who won the signed Kerry Jersey. Thanks to Maurice Leahy, Co-ordinator and his team of Coaches Sinead Mackessy, Anthony Fealy and Bryan Murphy.

PRIVATE SCHOOL TRANSPORT
Private bus transport servicing all Tralee National/Secondary schools, Brookfield College and IT Tralee, will commence this August/September. All enquiries please contact James Ryall – (087) 2519299.

THANKS
Kerry Branch, National Council for the blind, The branch would like to thank the collectors and very generous subscribers to its recent Annual Church Gate collection. The amounted collected was: Abbeydorney €280, Kilflynn €241.

SHANNOW FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE
The Centre will be closed for summer break for two weeks, as of Monday 6th August we will be back open as per usual on Monday 20th August!
Courses: To register your place for the Autumn Adult Education Courses which are subsidised through Kerry Education Service, Back to Education Initiative courses are either free or low cost and are open to all adults. contact 066-7198018 For more information
Men’s Breakfast Club: Every Friday 9.30am to 12pm. A get together for men, come along for breakfast, a chat and some banter. Read the newspapers, listen to the radio all in a relaxed atmosphere. Hot food served at 10.30am, all men welcomed.
Shannow Men’s Group: Currently working on a new project, a weekly get together on Saturday mornings to work a number of projects from DIY, gardening, woodturning etc. First project is a vegetable garden, come along to the FRC to see the progress already made! If you are interested contact the Centre on 7198018 for more information.
AA MEETINGS –Every Wednesday night from 8pm to 10pm.
AL ANON MEETINGS – Every Monday night at 8:30pm

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