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NEWS December 2005

20th December 2005
CEREMONIES
The following Christmas Ceremonies will take place at St. Mary Church, Kilflynn: Saturday 24th December: Vigil Mass - Christmas Eve 10 p.m., Sunday 25th December - Christmas Day 10 a.m. Confessions will take place on Tuesday 21st December, in Kilflynn at 8.30 p.m. and in Abbeydorney on the same night at 7.30 p.m. Visiting priests will be available for confessions. There will also be Confession on Christmas Eve from 12 noon to 1.00 p.m. in Abbeydorney.

CHURCH NEWS
Those Required for Church duties in St. Mary's Church, Kilflynn are follows: Readers for: Saturday 24 th and Sunday 24 th December Vigil: Helen Kelly Fuller and Pauline Gleasure. Christmas Morning: Mary Mc Kenna and Francis White. Eucharistic Ministers for Saturday 24 th and Sunday 25th December, Vigil: Liz Breen and Anne Sheehan, Christmas Morning: Mary Mc Carthy and Teresa Power.The Wednesday morning Mass at 10 Am. is Anniversary Mass for Noreen Shanahan (nee Reidy).
Collectors for December: Eddie Breen, Margaret Dillon and Jimmy Walsh.
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament: Mondays in St. Mary's from 4.00 p.m. to 9.00 p.m.

WEDDING BELLS
Congratulations and best wishes to Geraldine Gleasure, Tullig, Kilflynn and Martin Sweeney, Kinsealy, Dublin who were married recently

TABLE QUIZ
Fr. Pat O'Donnell Cancer Support Fund is holding a Table Quiz in Cronin's and Parker's Pubs Kilflynn on Wednesday night 29th December at 9.30 p.m. Proceeds to the ChemoTherapy Units of Tralee General Hospital and Cork University Hospital. Tables of Four €40 per Table. Please support this worthy cause.

SENIOR CITZENS CHRISTMAS PARTY
A Total of 120 Senior Citizens of the parish wined and dined for annual Christmas outing at Ballygarry House Hotel, Tralee on Sunday last 18 th December. After the meal Ann and Moria provided music. A Big Thank you to all those who donated the spot prizes, the Hotel for providing a beautiful meal, and the committee for organising a wonderful day.

SINN FEIN
The Results of the Kilflynn Sinn Fein Christmas Raffle were;1st Prize, Food Hamper went to Ryan Leary,Ardagh, Causeway 2nd Prize Turkey and Ham went to Shauna Cashell, Stacksmountain,Kilflynn, and the 3rd Prize; Bottle of Brandy to Patrick Whyte, Tullig, Kilflynn.The Local Cumman would like to thank all the people who supported the draw and like to wish them a peaceful 2006.

DARTS
The winners of the Darts (Doubles) Tournament for fresh Turkey's at Parker's Lounge Bar on Saturday night last were Jerry Carmody And J.P Twomey who defeated Mike Fealy and Mike O'Sullivan in the Final. The weekly darts tournament winners can collected their fresh Turkeys on Friday night 23 rd December.

SAMARITANS
The Kerry Branch of the Samaritans will hold it's Annual Church-gate Collection on 24th/25th December. The Samaritans are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

LOTTO RESULTS:
The Crotta hurling club lotto Christmas Draw was held on Monday night 19 th December in Parker's Bar. The Four numbers drawn out of the drum by the Independent observer Geraldine Parker, Kilflynn, were: 5,6,15, & 25, The were no winners of the €2,500 Jackpot., The five lucky dip winners each receives €100: Lisa O'Connor, Fahavane, Kilflynn, Stephen Mason Tralee, Pat Doody, Upper Tullig, Kilflynn, Mike Conway, Kilflynn and Antoinnette O'Connell, Rae, Kilflynn. There will be no lotto draw on St Stephen Night. The next draw will be held in Cronin's bar on Monday 2 nd January. Tickets are available at €2 from Club tickets sellers or from Cronin's Bar, Parker's Bar and Kilflynn Post Office.

SILVER CIRCLE RESULTS
The following are results of Kilflynn National School Silver Circle Draw Week Three. 1st Prize €70: James Leslie, Kilflynn, 2nd Prize €35: Rosaleen Brosnan, Upper Tullig, Kilflynn. 3rd Prize, €20: Peggy Hannafin Leith. The Promoters Prize of €15 went to Davina Leslie, Kilflynn.
The following are results of Kilflynn National School Silver Circle Draw Week Four. 1st Prize €70: Arlene Mahony, Tullig, Kilflynn, 2nd Prize €35: Sonny Mc Carthy, Lisculane, Lixnaw. 3rd Prize, €20: John Prendengast. The Promoters Prize of €15 went to Adrian Mahony, Tullig, Kilflynn.
The following are results of Kilflynn National School Silver Circle Draw Week Five. 1st Prize €70: John O'Donoghue, Ballymac, 2nd Prize €35: Moria Cronin, Kilflynn. 3rd Prize, €20: Julie Conway, Laccamore, Kilflynn. The Promoters Prize of €15 went to Louise Mc Auliffe, Kilflynn.

ENGAGEMENT
Our heartiest congratulations and Best Wishes goes to Patrick O'Connell, Clounsillagh, Lixnaw and Theresa Daughton Ballinageragh, Lixnaw who announce their Engagement on Saturday 17th December.

MUSIC & €1,000 DRAW
There will be a music session in Parker Pub on Friday night, 23rd December at 10.00 p.m. with Fergus and Ray
Also on the night, The €1,000 Parker's Pub Christmas draw will take place. There are still a few tickets available at only €5 or four for €20

HUNT
A hunt is due to take place in Kilflynn district Sunday 1st January (New Year's Day). Hopefully the Weatherman will be kind on the day.

DEATH
News has reached the district of the death in the England recently of Willie Ryan, Watford and late of Ballyconnel, Kilflynn. Willie was laid to rest in Watford Cemetery on Monday 19th December. Willie is survived by his wife Nora, his Daughters Angela, Susan, Eileen and Anne, His Son John, his Brother Geroge, his Sisters Sr. Brendan, Sr. Eileen and Nora, Sisters in law, Brother in Law, Nieces, Nephews, Relatives and Friends to offer our sincere sympathy. May he rest in peace.

KILFLYNN COURSING MEETING
On Saturday 3 rd and Sunday 4 th December, Kilflynn coursing club held there second meeting since its formation. Conditions could only be described as heavy going for both man and dog but great credit is due to all club members for running a very successful meeting over the two days. The following were the winners of the stakes ran.
Stephen Fuller Memorial Cup and Replica
Winner here was Murtys Blaze owned by the ATM syndicate headed by none other than Clare hurling manager Anthony Daly who was there to collect the €4,000 prize money and cup.
Connie O Flaherty Memorial Cup and Replica
This stake is confined to working members and the winner here was Micks Boston owned and trained in Cappa by Donie Walsh.
Jean O Neill Memorial Cup and Replica
Winner here was Confident Comet owned by Dave Nelligan
The Herbert Perpetual Cup and Replica
Winner here was Paddys hentoy owned by Al Tubridy From Co Clare and also trained by Gerry Holian who also trained cup winner Murtys Blaze for the ATM syndicate.
The Kilflynn Drinking Consultants All Age Bitch Stake.
There was a great local celebration here when “Are We There Yet” won the all aged bitch stake for joint owners Joan Herbert and Donie Walsh.

SOCCER
Kilflynn Santos Senior Soccer team had a 5-2 victory over Ballybunnion on Sunday away. Two goals each from Brendan Keane and Aiden Scanlon and a goal from Garry Hogan put Santos on Top of the League Table.

ABBEYDORNEY GOLF SOCIETY
The Society's Christmas Scramble outing due to be held in Castleisland Golf Club last Saturday had to be cancelled as the Castleisland golf course was unplayable. It is hoped to rearrange this fixture in the New Year.

THANKS
Finally On a Personal note I would like to thank all the Contributors and Readers of this Column on a weekly basis without your support my job would Impossible, To Eamon Moriarty for setting up and up dating this web site also for his help during the year. I look forward to working with you throughout 2006.If there is anyone out there who would like to contact me in the day ahead I'm to be found at mikeparker@eircom.net If I don't get notes, I can't put them in.

I would like to wish all readers both at home and abroad a very Happy and a Peaceful Christmas and New Year.


13th December 2005
SANTA CLAUS made his annual visit to St.Columba's Centre Kilflynn, on Sunday 11 th December, laden down with a sackfull of presents, where over 80 happy Children who each received a special little gift met him. Both children and parents had an enjoyable day.

TABLE QUIZ
Fr. Pat O'Donnell Cancer Support Fund is holding a Table Quiz in Cronin's and Parker's Pubs Kilflynn on Thursday night 29th December at 9.30 p.m. Proceeds to the chemotherapy Day Units of Kerry General Hospital and Cork University Hospital. Tables of Four €40 per Table. Please support this worthy cause.

HUNT
The County Kerry Hunt club will hold a hunt in the Kilflynn area on Wednesday 29th December.

CROTTA A.G.M
The Crotta Hurling Club Annual General Meeting was held at St. Columbas Centre, Kilflynn on Saturday night 10th December. There was a good attendance present. Paud Twomey Chairman presided. The games and club events of the past year were reviewed, with Secretary James Sheehan, Treasurer Declan Falvey both presented very detailed accounts while Gerry Leinhan Chairman of The Finance Committee also presented a very detailed account prepared by Finance Treasurer Denis Lynch.
Bord Na Og Chairman Sonny Egan gave an excellent detailed report of all the Bord Na Og Club's Activities during 2005.
The Following Officers were elected for 2006:
Patrons: Fr.Pat O'Donnell and Fr.Jack Fitzgerald.
Joint Presidents: Tomasin Nolan and Brendan Neenan,
Vice Presidents: John McCarthy, Tom Cronin, Tom Kenny and Jimmy King,
Chairman: Paud Twomey,
Vice Chairmen: Cyril Nolan and Denis Mahony.
Secretary/Registrar: James Sheehan,
Treasurer: Declan Falvey,
P.R.O: Mike Parker,
County Board Delegate: Jerome O'Sullivan,
North Kerry Hurling Board Delegates: T.J O'Sullivan and Denis Mahony,
Minor Trainer/Selector: Brendan Mahony and Selectors Paul Shanahan, and John Howard.
Under 21 Trainer/Selector Paul Culhane and Selectors John Howard and Paul Shanahan.
The position of Junior and Senior Trainers and Selectors will be appointed at the next Club's Executives Committee meeting.

TABLE QUIZ
Fr. Pat O'Donnell Cancer Support Fund is holding a Table Quiz in Cronin's and Parker's Pubs Kilflynn on Wednesday night 29th December at 9.30 p.m. Proceeds to the Cork University Hospital. Tables of Four: €40 per Table. Please support this worthy cause.

SYMPATHY
Sincere Sympathy is extended to Joan Herbert, and her family, Castletown, Kilflynn on the death of her brother Tim Kennelly, Bedford, Listowel.
There was widespread shock when the news of the former Kerry Footballer Tim Kennelly filtered through the county and beyond on Tuesday 6 th December, aged just 51, the five times All Ireland Senior medal winner passed away suddenly at the family home in Listowel. Tim was a true gentleman and had many friends in Kilflynn, After winning the All Irelands, Tim always made sure that Kilflynn National School was one of the first to get a glimpse of the Sam Maguire. Tim is survived by his wife Nuala, his sons Noel and Tadgh, his daughter Joanne and his mother Margaret, his sisters, Mary, Joan, Breda, and Geraldine, his brothers Eamon and Mike, nephews, nieces, relatives and large circle of friends to whom we offer our sincere sympathy. May He Rest In Peace.

SOCCER
Kilflynn Santos Senior Soccer team had a 2-1 victory over Lerrig on Sunday last at Meadows Grounds, Crotta. The Santos goal scorers were Gary Hogan and Gary Curran.

SENIOR CITIZENS PARTY
All roads lead to Ballygarry House Hotel, Tralee on Sunday 18 th December for the Annual Abbeydorney/Kilflynn Active Retirement Group Christmas party. This party has been in existence for a long number of years and is a most enjoyable day, with a meal followed by music and dancing. Bus Leaving Kilflynn Village at 1.00 p.m

WOMENS RETREAT
The Annual Pre-Christmas Retreat for the Women of Abbeydorney and Kilflynn will take place on this Thursday Night December 15th at 8pm in the Ardfert Retreat Centre

DARTS
The Darts Doubles Tournament for fresh Turkey's was held at Parker's Lounge Bar on Saturday night 10th December. Sixteen players participated in the Tournament, with the two fresh Turkeys going to Richard Parkinson and J.P Twomey who defeated Colm Mc Elligott and Phil Morris in the Final. This Saturday night is you're last chance this year to win a Fresh Turkey in the weekly Tournament. Names to in for the draw at 10.15 p.m.

LOTTO RESULTS:
The Four numbers drawn out of the drum by the Independent observer Joe Brennan, Kilflynn, in The Crotta hurling club lotto Draw on Monday night 12 th December in Cronin's Bar were: 1,3,4, & 14 There were no winners of the €2,400 Jackpot. The lucky dip winners each receive €35: Michael Quilter, Dysert, Lixnaw, David Galvin, Crotta, and Sean Twomey, Garrynagore. The next draw will take place in Parker's Pub on Monday night 19 th December with a € 2,500 Jackpot, there will five €100 prizes in the lucky dip draw, instead of the usual €35 lucky dip draws Tickets are available at €2 from Club tickets sellers or from Cronin's Bar, Parker's Bar and Kilflynn Post Office

CHURCH NEWS
Those Required for Church duties in St. Mary's Church, Kilflynn are follows: Readers for: Saturday 17 th and Sunday 18 th December Vigil: Helen Condon. Morning: Joe Mc Auliffe. Eucharistic Ministers for Saturday 17 th and Sunday 18th December, Vigil: Noreen Quilter. Morning: Mary Fuller. Saturday's Vigil mass is Anniversary Mass for Jeremiah O'Connell, Rae, Kilflynn and Sunday Morning Mass is Anniversary Mass for Kevin Lynch, Glenballyma, Kilflynn. Collectors for December: Eddie Breen, Margaret Dillon and Jimmy Walsh.
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament: Mondays in St. Mary's from 4.00 p.m. to 9.00 p.m.

SINN FEIN
The Kilflynn Sinn Fein Cumman will hold their Annual Christmas Raffle on Friday night, 16 th December at Parker's Lounge Bar. 1st Prize;Turkey and Ham, 2nd Prize;Food Hamper, 3rd Prize;Bottle of Brandy. Foggy Dew. Will provide the Music on the night.


6th December 2005
LADIES FOOTBALL
Congratulations and Well done to Helen Mc Kenna and her Abbeydorney Ladies Football team mates who added the All Ireland Intermediate Football cup to their trophy cabinet when the ladies in Black and Amber defeated a Clan Eireann side from Armagh at Banagher Offaly in the All Ireland Intermediate Football Final on Sunday 4th December on the 2-13 to 1-05 Scoreline. Helen had her usual excellent game at Full Back on the victory team. The victory squad, their mentors and their jubilant supporters paid a visit to Parker’s Pub, and Cronin’s Bar, Kilflynn on their home with the silverware on Sunday evening where they received a warm reception.

KILFYNN CHRONCILE
Due to time constraint and lack of resources the Kilflynn Chronicle Magazine will not be published this Christmas.

MUSIC SESSION
There will be a Music Session with Fergus, Ray and Friends in Parker’s Pub on Sunday evening 11th December from 6.00 to 8.00 p.m.

MENS RETREAT
Abbeydorney/Kiflynn Men's Annual Retreat will be held on Wednesday 7th December at 8.00 p.m. in Ardfert Retreat Centre.

UNDER 21S
The Crotta Under 21 hurlers were due to play Lixnaw in the County U-21 Championship Semi Final on Saturday 3rd. That competition was deferred until the spring.

LOTTO RESULTS
The Four numbers drawn out of the drum by the Independent observer Eileen Brennan, Rae, Kilflynn, in The Crotta hurling club lotto Draw on Monday night 5th December in Parker's Bar were: 4,7, 16, & 28. There were no winners of the €2,300 Jackpot. The lucky dip winners each receive €35: Tom Nolan, Clandouglas, Jimmy Lawlor, Tullacremin, and John Gleasure, Kilflynn The next draw will be held in Cronin's bar on Monday 12 th December with a €2,500. Tickets are available at €2 from Club tickets sellers or from Cronin's Bar, Parker's Bar and Kilflynn Post Office.
SOCIAL
The Crotta Hurling Club will hold their Annual Social on Saturday 11 th February 2006 in Ballyroe Heights Hotel, Tralee.

CROTTA G.A.A A.G.M
The Crotta Hurling club will hold their Annual General Meeting on Saturday night 10th December in St. Columba's Centre, Kilflynn at 7.30 p.m.
draw

CHURCH NEWS
Those Required for Church duties in St. Mary's Church, Kilflynn are follows: Readers for Wednesday 7th December: Kathleen Mc Auliffe Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th December Vigil: Maureen Culhane, Morning: Catherine Caffrey Francis White. Eucharistic Ministers for Wednesday 7th Francis White, Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th December, Vigil: Sheila Walsh, Morning: John Cashell .The vigil mass of The Feast of the Immaculate Conception at 6.30 p.m .The Sunday morning Mass is Anniversary Mass for the Aoife Noelle Parker, Kilflynn. Collectors for December: Eddie Breen, Margaret Dillon and Jimmy Walsh. Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament: Mondays in St. Mary's from 4.00 p.m. to 9.00 p.m.

DARTS
The Darts Doubles Tournament in Parker's Pub, Kilflynn on Saturday night 3rd December for fresh Turkey 's. Eighteen players participated in the Tournament with the two fresh Turkeys going to Karina Lynn and Phil Morris when they had victory over Paud Twomey and Paudie Sheehy in a nail exciting Final. There will two more fresh turkeys up for grabs this Saturday night. All names into Parker's Pub by 10.00 p.m. on the night.

GOLF
Abbeydorney Golf Society will hold its Christmas Scramble at Castleisland Golf Club on Saturday the 10th Dec. The tee is booked between 10:30am and 12:00 noon. Cronin's Bar Kilflynn is kindly sponsoring the outing where the presentation of prizes will take place immediately after golf. Guests are welcome to play. As it is intended to have the draw for playing partners prior to the outing members and guests are asked to enter by contacting one of the following before Thurs 8th Dec, Dan Brassil 086-2610239 or Michael Barry 086-2571230 or Tom McNeice 086-3263111.


Tim Kennelly R.I.P.
Former Kerry football great Tim Kennelly passed away earlier today at his Listowel home. He was 51 years-old.
In a glittering career with the Kingdom, Kennelly picked up five All-Ireland winners medals, captaining the side in 1979. He was also a member of the winning sides in 1975, 1978, 1980 and 198. In the 1980 final against Roscommon, Kennelly was named man-of-the-match.
Renowned for his positional sense and strength on the ball, Kennelly was a formidable centre-half back and was decorated with two All Star awards.
His sons, Noel and Tadgh, both excelled on the sports field, Noel wining an All-Ireland in 2000 while Tadgh became the first Irishman to win an Aussie Rules Grand Final earlier this year


Pictures from the Maurice Egan Darts Tournament here

New Pictures October 2005

Table Quiz
28th October
Results

650 Pool Tournament started

Congratulations
to Helen McKenna & Abbeydorney Ladies

Orna and Brendan Wedding

Coursing Draws

Darts tournament pictures

Happy Xmas

€1000
Christmas Draw

New Pictures
December 2005

Pictures from
Kilflynn Santos
v Lerrig