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DECEMBER 2008

23rd December

CHRISTMAS CEREMONIES
The following Christmas Ceremonies will take place at St. Mary Church, Kilflynn: Wednesday. 24th December: Vigil Mass - Christmas Eve 10 p.m., Thursday 25th December - Christmas Day 10 a.m.
Christmas Confessions will take place on Monday 22nd Dec. at 7.45p.m. in Abbeydorney and at 8.30p.m. in Kilflynn. Visiting priests will be available.
Confessions also on Christmas Eve in Abbeydorney from 12 noon – 1.00p.m.

CHURCH NEWS
Those Required for Church duties in St. Mary's Church, Kilflynn are follows: Readers for: Wednesday 24th and Thursday 24th December Vigil: John Flaherty and Maureen Culhane. Christmas Morning: Francis White and Josephine Lynch.
Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th,Vigil:Helen Condon, Morning: Joe McAuliffe
Eucharistic Ministers for Wednesday 24th and Thursday 25th December, Vigil: Anne Sheehan and Sheila Walsh, Christmas Morning: Jimmy Walsh and Mary Fuller.
Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th,Vigil: Maureen McElligott, Morning: Mary Neenan.
Mass will be celebrated on Saturday evening 27th December at 6.30 p.m. for – Hannah Quille, Keel, Kilflynn And Mass will be celebrated on Sunday morning 28th December at 10.00 a.m.
The Altar Society for December: Maureen McElligott and Kathleen Costello
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament: Mondays in St. Mary's from 4.00 p.m. to 9.00 p.m.
Wishing all Parishioners A Very Happy & Holy Christmas

CHRISTMAS DRAWS RESULTS
The following are the Parker’s Pub Christmas draw results:
1st PRIZE €500: Paddy Murnane, Crotta, Kilflynn.
2nd PRIZE,€250: Paul Shanahan, Tullig, Kilflynn.
3rd PRIZE,€150: Ellie Behan, Mallow, Co Cork.
4th PRIZE, €50: Paddy Weir, Kilflynn.
5th Prize, €25: Tom Fitzmaurice, T.L.I, Abbeydorney.
6th PRIZE, €25: Paul Sheehan, Kilflynn.
Independent observer: Seamus Scanlon, Currow.

CHRISTMAS PARTY:Mark and Mary Corkery M.S.S Limited, Knocknacaska,Kilflynn with their staff at their Christmas Party in Parker's Pub on Monday 22nd December

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

KILFEIGHNEY CEMETERY
A Christmas Rosary will be held at the Grotto, Kilfeighney Cemetery, at 3:00p.m. on Christmas Eve Wednesday 24th December. Followed by the lighting of Candles at the Graves.

TABLE QUIZ
All roads will lead to Kilflynn on Monday 29th December, for the Kilflynn Cancer Support Fund fifth annual Table Quiz in aid of Chemotherapy Services in Tralee General Hospital, and Cork University Hospital. The quiz will be held in Parker’s and Herbert’s Bars Kilflynn, and Once again the man with the questions is John O’Flaherty and he is sure to produce some very thought provoking questions. There will be an abundance of fine spot prizes to be won in the raffle and a very valuable prize to be won on the night and The quiz will kick off at 9 00pm A Total of €22,412.28 have been raised over the last four years

PARKER’S PUB
Friday night 26th December (St Stephen’s Night) Trad Seisiun with Sean and Kevin
Saturday 27th December: Traditional Irish Music Seisiun
Monday 29th December: Kilflynn Cancer Support Fund Annual Table Quiz.
New Year’s Eve: Wednesday 31st December:, with D.J Clive. (Back by Popular Demand)
Enjoy Pre Little Women’s Christmas Party on Saturday 3rd January: With Roel Villones (Baritone).

County U21 Hurling Championship Final
St Brendan's 0-18 Crotta O'Neill's 0-8 Venue Ballyheigue Sunday 21st December.
More details later

Kerry Football star Seamus Scanlan was TheIndependent observer for The Crotta hurling Club lotto draw and The Parker's Pub €1,000 Christmas draw onMonday Night, 22nd December in Parker's Pub. Included in the photo areDermot Ryan, Jack Twomey, Mike Parker, Paul Lenihan, Seamus Scanlan, Tom O'Dowd, Gerry Lenihan, Declan Falvey, Frank Lynch, and Brendan Twomey.
Front Row: Graham Harris and Dick Mc Elligott

CHRISTMAS CHALLENGE CUP
The Indoor football competition co-organised by Kilflynn Duo of Paul Shanahan and J.P McElligott will take place at St Senan’s Club Hall in Mountcoal on Sunday 28th December. The tournament will consists of Eleven 6-a-side teams and will be over 4 hours. The action begins at 12 noon.
The teams taking part are made up of players from the Kilflynn area.
Prizes consists of : 1st Place; Winner’s trophy, mini trophies for each player and €600 prize money,
2nd Place; mini trophies for each player and €300 prize money. Trophy for player of the tournament.
Golden boot for the tournaments top scores . Best of luck to all competitors

COUNSELLING AND PASTORAL CARE SERVICE
For Free Confidential Counselling & Pastoral Care Service – contact 066 7124020 or 066 7135504.

PILGRIMAGE TO FATIMA
Kerry Diocesan Pilgrimage to Fatima 9th -14th May 2009. Direct flight from Cork (including coach transfer from Kerry to Cork return). Spiritual Director: Fr. Noel Spring. Enquiries to Premier Travel, 2 Grand Parade, Cork. Phone 021 4277700 or Maureen Harty 7131328

SCHOOL CELEBRATIONS
Causeway Comprehensive School will celebrate it’s Golden Jubilee on Saturday 17t January 2009. The celebrations will not only embrace the founding of the Vocational School in 1957/58 but also the two local Secondary schools founded a decade earlier and the Presentation Secondary School in Lixnaw.
All will be welcome to attend especially teachers and students. The organising committee would welcome any old photographs or any other memorabilia to add to the enjoyment of the occasion.
All photographs etc will be returned promptly. Please contact John O’Regan, Dromkeen, Causeway or The Causeway Comprehensive School on (066) 31197

WALK IN AID OF KERRY HOSPICE
St. Stephen’s Day 4 Mile walk in Tralee in aid of the Kerry Hospice Foundation. Sponsorship cards now available for the annual St. Stephen’s Day 4 Mile walk in Tralee in aid of the Kerry Hospice Foundation. Contact Michael Fox O’Connor on 087 9833075

WASTE COLLECTION
South West Bins is now servicing this area with a wheelie bin and skip Collection. The first wheelie bin collection will start on the 6th of January 2009.For more details contact John Paul Leahy@087-9777771/Liam Roche@0872248031 or office@068-21969/06823048/0682344

YOUTH RETREAT
The Christmas Youth Retreat is on Friday 19th to Sunday 21st December in Newbridge College, Co. Kildare. Free Buses. Contact 01 6753690 or www.youth2000.ie.

SEASONS GREETINGS
As these are the last notes before Christmas, I would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a Happy and Holy Christmas and a peaceful and hopefully prosperous 2009.
I would like to take this opportunity of thanking Clubs and organisation and all those who contributed to the Kilflynn notes in 2008.
To Eamon Moriarty for setting up and updating this web site also for his help during the year, and a Big thanks to Clive Putman for his excellent photos for the web site.
I am looking forward to bringing you the notes and issues in community again for 2009 As always this column is at the disposal of the entire community and anyone can feel free to contact me at any time with a news item on any subject and I will be glad to assist in any way I can.
I can be contacted on 066 7135129, mobile (087) 9794541 or if you are online at mikeparker@eircom.net


16th December
UNDER 21 FINAL
Crotta and Ardfert under 21 hurlers will contest the County under 21 hurling final on Sunday 21st December in Ballyheigue at 2.00p.m. Crotta making their first appearance in a County under 21 final since 1994 and will be looking to bridge a 16 year gap since they won the title, Ardfert are currant County Champions at this grade and will be looking to win back to back titles. Best of luck to the lads in Green and Red and their mentors on Sunday.

A DOLL’S HOUSE (All proceeds to MS Ireland)
The Stoleaway Players (Institute of Technology Tralee) presents A Doll’s House By Henrik Ibsen and Director by Kilflynn Man, John Shanahan. On Wednesday night 17th December at 8.00 p.m. in St. Columbas Centre, Kilflynn. And in St.John’s Theatre, Listowel on Friday night 19th December. All proceeds from the performances, which begin at 8.00 p.m, will go to M.S Ireland
The cast includes John Shanahan, Eugene O'Sullivan, Tadhg O'Shea, Ann Fitzgerald, Aishling Sharkey, Catherine Moylan and Peter Given.
Production Team: John Shanahan - Producer, Ed Sheldon – Lighting And Linda Locke – Stage design Booking For Kilflynn 066-7191917 and For Listowel 068 22566

SINN FEIN
The Lyons/Twomey and O’Shea Sinn Fein Cumman, Kilflynn Christmas Raffle was held at Parker’s Pub, Kilflynn on Friday night 14th December. The Following were the results: 1st Prize, A Car Trailer of Timber to Thomas Finucane, Clounafineela, Kilflynn, 2nd Prize, Turkey and Ham went to Jack Joyce, C/o Graham Harris, Crotta 3rd Prize; Bottle of Brandy to Jack Murphy, Rae, Kilflynn.4th Prize, Olive Doody,5th Prize, Peggy McElligott, 6th Prize, Joseph Scanlon, 7th Prize, Elaine Daughton, 8th Prize, Michael McElligott, 9th Prize, Connie Scanlon, 10th Prize, Angela Fusco and 11th Prize, Rita Maunsell. Music on the night was provided by The Dodgy Crew.
The Lyons/Twomey and O’Shea Sinn Fein Cumman would like to thank all the people who supported the draw and like to wish them a peaceful 2009.

WOMEN’S RETREAT
The Annual Pre-Christmas Retreat for the women of Abbeydorney & Kilflynn will take place at the Ardfert Retreat Centre on Thursday night, 18th December at 8.p.m

GOLF
Abbeydorney Golf Society will hold their final outing of the year on next Saturday 20th December at Castlegregory Golf Club. The tee is booked between 10:00am and 11:20am. This will be a team event so to help with the selection of the teams we are requesting that all who intend to play contact Tom McNeice 086-3263111 or Michael Barry 086-2571230 before 9:00pm on Thursday.
Presentation of prizes in McElligott’s Bar Abbeydorney at 10:30pm. The presentation of the Golfer of the Year and the Singles Matchplay will also take place on the night.

KILFEIGHNEY CEMETERY
A Christmas Rosary will be held at the Grotto, Kilfeighney Cemetery, at 3:00p.m. on Christmas Eve Wednesday 24th December. Followed by the lighting of Candles at the Graves.

SANTA CLAUS made his annual visit to St.Columba's Centre Kilflynn, on Sunday 14th December. Photos by Vincent Leprince
More Pictures here

SANTA CLAUS
Santa Claus made his annual visit to St.Columba's Centre Kilflynn, on Sunday 14th December, Santa arrived in style in a B.M.W, laden down with a Sackfull of presents, where over 100 happy Children who each received a special little gift met him. Both children and parents had an enjoyable day. Thank you our sponsors Knott’s Daybreak Shop, O’Suzette’s Unique Hair and Beauty, Herbert’s Bar, Parker’s Pub, Dillane’s Shop, David Power, Theresa at Abbeydorney Post Office, thanks to Clive for providing the entertainment with a disco, Vincent for taking the excellent photos, and big thank you to the man himself Santa and everybody for helping make it a successful day.
Door raffle winners; Mark Hussey, John Joe O’Sullivan, O’Suzette, Carmel Quinn, Michelle Quirke, Caoimhe Donnelly, Denise Carmody, Patricia O’Connor, Sarah Barton and Sarah Nolan.
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MOTHER AND TODDLERS GROUP
The local Mother and toddlers group are off to Toby World, Tralee on Thursday and are back in St. Columbas Centre, Kilflynn on 9th January 2009. from 10.30a.m. to 12.30p.m New parents/minders and there toddlers are always welcome so come along for a coffee and chat while the toddlers play.

TABLE QUIZ
The Kilflynn Cancer Support Fund are presently organising the fifth annual Table Quiz in aid of Chemotherapy Services in Tralee General Hospital, and Cork University Hospital. The quiz will be held in Parker’s and Herbert’s Bars Kilflynn, on Monday 29th December, and Once again the man with the questions is John O’Flaherty and he is sure to produce some very thought provoking questions. There will be an abundance of fine spot prizes to be won in the raffle and a very valuable prize to be won on the night and The quiz will kick off at 9 00pm A Total of €22,412.28 have been raised over the last four years

ENTERTAINMENT
Saturday Night 20th December: A Tribute to Elvis with Fergus at 10.00 p.m.
Monday Night, 22nd December: Crotta hurling Club lotto Christmas draw and Parker's Pub €1,000 Christmas draw at 10.30 p.m. Kerry Football star Seamus Scanlan will make the draws. Music on the night by Kindred Spirit.
Friday night 26th December (St Stephen’s Night) Trad Seisiun with Sean and Kevin
Saturday 27th December: Traditional Irish Music Seisiun
Monday 29th December: Kilflynn Cancer Support Fund Annual Table Quiz.
New Year’s Eve: Wednesday 31st December: Ring out the old, Sing in the New Year, with D.J Clive. (Back by Popular Demand)
Enjoy Pre Little Women’s Christmas Party on Saturday 4th January: With Roel Villones (Baritone).

The Staff ofDunnes Stores ,Tralee at their Chirstmas Party outing in Parker's Pub, Kilflynn on Sunday 14th December. Photo by Clive Putman

BORD NA NOG CALENDAR
Crotta O'Neills Bord Na Nog Club have produced a calendar commemorating some of the 2008 events which include victories in the U10 Competitions, trip to Croke Park, Dan Shanahan (Waterford) visit, U16 and minor teams. It will be on sale shortly in Herberts Bar, Parkers Bar, Gala Shop, Kilflynn and Half Way Bar. It will also be on sale from some Bord Na Nog officers. Paul and Gerome can be contacted for any more information. It costs €10 and all proceeds will go to offset some of the costs needed to run our Bord Na Nog Club.

CROTTA LOTTO
The Crotta hurling club held their weekly lotto draw in Herbert’s Bar, Kilflynn on Monday night 15th December. The Four numbers drawn out of the drum by the Independent observer: Damien Gleasure, Tullig, Kilflynn, were 10,12,22 & 23. There was no winner of the €3,600. Jackpot. The lucky dip winners each receive €35: Ian O’Carroll, Lisselton, Iosa and Andrew Jameson, Abbeydorney and Carmel and Norma Conway, Ballyrehan. Christmas Draw: Michael Sugrue, The Cloisters, Abbeydorney.
The next draw takes place on Monday Night 22nd December, in Parker‘s Pub, Kilflynn with a €3,700 Jackpot. The Three names in to the drum for The Crotta Christmas draw on Monday 22nd December, Week one: Katie O’Connell, Rae, Kilflynn. Week two: Tom Diggins, Abbeydorney Village. Week Three: Michael Sugrue, The Cloisters, Abbeydorney. First Prize €300, Second Prize: €200, and Third Prize: €100,
Kerry Football star Seamus Scanlan will make the draw. Music on the night by Kindred Spirit.
Tickets are available at €2 from Club tickets sellers or from Herbert's Bar, Kilflynn Parker's Pub, Kilflynn, Knott’s Daybreak Shop, Kilflynn, Galvin’s Shop, Lixnaw, Foley’s Shop, Lixnaw, J.J Walsh’s Bar, Lixnaw, and from The Half Way Bar, Glenoe, Listowel.

DARTS IN PARKER’S PUB
Twenty darts players participated in the weekly darts tournament in Parker’s Pub, Kilflynn on Saturday 13th December, Micheal O’Sullivan and J.P Twomey defeated Aaron Sheehan and Jerry Carmody, In the Final, to win the Fresh Turkeys. The weekly Darts Doubles Tournament will continue this Saturday night 20th December in Parker’s Pub. The winners this week will again receive Fresh Turkeys. All Names in for the draw at 10.30 p.m. NO Names taken after 10.30.p.m. This Saturday night is your last chance this season to win a turkey.

COUNSELLING AND PASTORAL CARE SERVICE
For Free Confidential Counselling & Pastoral Care Service – contact 066 7124020 or 066 7135504.

CHURCH NEWS
Those Required for Church duties in St. Mary's Church Kilflynn are follows: Readers for: Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st November, Vigil: Noreen Quilter, Morning: Josephine Lynch.
Eucharistic Ministers for Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st December: Vigil: Joe Buckley, Morning: Angela Nolan. Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday 17th December at 10.00 a.m. for Margaret Boyle (née Power) Mass will be celebrated on Saturday evening 20th December at 6.30 p.m. for Cathy Quilter, Ballyconnell, Kilflynn And Mass will be celebrated on Sunday morning 21st December at 10.00 a.m. for Kevin Lynch, Glenballyma, Kilflynn Altar Society for December: Maureen McElligott and Kathleen Costello.Exposition of The Blessed Sacrament:-Kilflynn; Mon. 4.00 p.m.–9.00 p.m.

HERBERTS BAR
Herbert's bar Christmas entertainment: Sun Dec 21st music with Danny Goggin.
Sun Dec 26th live session with Steve Connery
New years eve, Jessie James. Sun Jan 3rd session with Spalpin
Little christmas, Jan 6th. The flight of Earls

PILGRIMAGE TO FATIMA
Kerry Diocesan Pilgrimage to Fatima 9th -14th May 2009. Direct flight from Cork (including coach transfer from Kerry to Cork return). Spiritual Director: Fr. Noel Spring. Enquiries to Premier Travel, 2 Grand Parade, Cork. Phone 021 4277700 or Maureen Harty 7131328

LIXNAW GOLF SOCIETY
A well attended Annual General Meeting of the society took place at the Railway Bar on last Thursday night. The extremely efficient outgoing secretary Nuala Lynch gave a
comprehensive account of the year's activities. The highlights included regaining the Molly Malone Challenge Cup and the most enjoyable weekend away to Dundrum. The winners of the main competitions were as follows; Golfer of the Year, Denny McCarthy; Matchplay champion, Michael Barry; Captain's Prize, Mundy Hayes; President's Prize, Tom Lynch.
Neilie Sullivan was introduced as the incoming President while Mick Devaney was introduced as Captain for 2009.The committee for the year will be
President, Neilie Sullivan; Captain, Mick Devaney; Secretary, Eamonn Fitzmaurice; Treasurers ,Tom Lynch and Roger Hussey;P.R.O. Thomas Fitzmaurice;
Ex Officio; Sean Flaherty ,John McAuliffe ;Vice Captain, Seamus Browne ;committee ,Con O Keeffe and Danny Caffrey.
The society are very grateful to all those who sponsored outings and to those who hosted the presentation of prizes. A schedule of fixtures for 2009
will be available in the New Year and we will see you all on the fairways in the spring. In the meantime have a Happy Christmas and a Prosperous New Year.

HURLING NEWS
It has been decided at the most recent County Board meeting that the 2009 county senior hurling championship structure will revert to a straight knockout system. However, the county league will take on more importance with the top four teams being seeded for separate quarter finals of the championship.
The county U21 and minor teams will once again no longer take part in the munster championship in 2009.
The county senior team begin their national league campaign at home on the 8th February against Wexford. They then meet Carlow away and then Offaly at home, followed by Laois away and Westmeath at home
The Draws for the Christy Ring Cup have been made Down vs. Derry; Kerry vs. Mayo; Westmeath vs. Kildare; Wicklow vs. Carlow.

WALK IN AID OF KERRY HOSPICE
St. Stephen’s Day 4 Mile walk in Tralee in aid of the Kerry Hospice Foundation. Sponsorship cards now available for the annual St. Stephen’s Day 4 Mile walk in Tralee in aid of the Kerry Hospice Foundation. Contact Michael Fox O’Connor on 087 9833075

WASTE COLLECTION
South West Bins is now servicing this area with a wheelie bin and skip Collection. The first wheelie bin collection will start on the 6th of January 2009.For more details contact John Paul Leahy@087-9777771/Liam Roche @ 0872248031 or office @ 06821969/06823048/0682344

YOUTH RETREAT
The Christmas Youth Retreat is on Friday 19th to Sunday 21st December in Newbridge College, Co. Kildare. Free Buses. Contact 01 6753690 or www.youth2000.ie.


10th December
TABLE QUIZ
The Kilflynn Cancer Support Fund are presently organising the fifth annual Table Quiz in aid of Chemotherapy Services in Tralee General Hospital, and Cork University Hospital. The quiz will be held in Parker’s and Herbert’s Bars Kilflynn, on Monday 29th December, and Once again the man with the questions is John O’Flaherty and he is sure to produce some very thought provoking questions. There will be an abundance of fine spot prizes to be won in the raffle and a very valuable prize to be won on the night and The quiz will kick off at 9 00pm
Thanks to your kind support in the past, our small community has made a substantial contribution in providing added care to cancer patients and their families. Funds from the last four years have been distributed as follows:
2004
Chemo Therapy Unit, Tralee General Hospital €1,700.00
Cork University Hospital Cancer Care €3,558.28
Conquer Cancer Society €700.00
2005
Chemo Therapy Unit, Tralee General Hospital €2,455.00
Cork University Hospital Cancer Care €2,275.00
2006
Chemo Therapy Unit, Tralee General Hospital €3,312.00
Cork University Hospital Cancer Care €3,212.00
2007
Chemo Therapy Unit, Tralee General Hospital €2,700.00
Cork University Hospital Cancer Care €2,500.00
Total: €22,412.28

The Stoleaway players at rehearsals:
Back Row: John Shanahan Eugene O'Sullivan
Middle Row: Tadhg O'Shea Ann Fitzgerald
Front: Aishling Sharkey Catherine Moylan.

A DOLL’S HOUSE (All proceeds to MS Ireland)
The Stoleaway Players (Institute of Technology Tralee) presents A Doll’s House By Henrik Ibsen and Director by Kilflynn Man, John Shanahan. On Wednesday night 17th December at 8.00 p.m. in St. Columbas Centre, Kilflynn. And in St.John’s Theatre, Listowel on Friday night 19th December. All proceeds from the performances, which begin at 8.00 p.m, will go to M.S Ireland
Written in 1879, this seminal work by Ibsen blew apart the self-obsessed Victorian hypocrisies of integrity, morality, prestige and status.
Ibsen looked at middle class society and wrote about the problems that occurred behind closed doors, the difficulties in relationships which weren’t supposed to be mentioned in public.
A Doll’s House looks at the marriage of Nora, a supposedly loving wife and wonderful mother, and Torvald, who has landed a decent job, finally giving the family financial security. But as characters from the past enter their cheerful home, cracks gradually appear in the couple’s relationship and an intense struggle develops between love and truth, honour and betrayal, and finally between old-fashioned husband and a disobedient wife.
Ibsen’s handling of plot, particularly regarding dramatic impact and ever-heightening suspense, is comparable with Hitchcock.
The cast includes John Shanahan, Eugene O'Sullivan, Tadhg O'Shea, Ann Fitzgerald, Aishling Sharkey, Catherine Moylan and Peter Given.
Production Team: John Shanahan - Producer, Ed Sheldon – Lighting, Linda Locke – Stage design Booking For Kilflynn 066-7191917 and For Listowel 068 22566

COURSING VICTORY FOR VINTAGE TRIO
Congratulations to Paddy Murnane, Crotta Kilflynn whose greyhound Vintage Trio won the All-aged Fitzgerald Cup at Glanworth coursing meeting, Cork on Friday 5th December. In the first round it was a Kilflynn Derby, when the Edward O’Sullivan, Moutcoal, Lisowel trained Vintage Trio had victory over Herbert’s Center back.
In his second round buckle vintage trio had a straight run to the escape when putting out the puppy Kitty Wazzer by two lengths. He then took on overnight favourite, Moat Matty in the quarter final and came from behind to take the only turn by length. In the semi final he beat the fancied Ballyhorgan Hero two lengths, taking the only two scores in the contest.
In the final, Vintage Trio led from slips and had two lengths in hand of Apocalypto at the turn.

ENTERTAINMENT
In Parker’s Pub, Saturday night, 13th December,at 10 p.m. Disco with D.J Clive and Sunday night, 14th December, Music with The Dodgy Crew at 9.00 p.m.

Christmas Party:Tralee Bobby Dazzler Social Society Christmas Party in Parker lounge Bar on Saturday night 6th December

CHRISTMAS PARTY
The Abbeydorney/Kilflynn Senior citizens had a very enjoyable Christmas Party in Ballygarry House Hotel, Tralee on Sunday 7th December. A record crowd of over one hundred attended.
The committee would like to thank all the sponsors for their fabulous spot prizes. Thanks to Fergus for supplying the music and to Hotel for providing a beautiful meal,and all who help to make it such an enjoyable day. Wishing ye all a very Happy and holy Christmas.

Christening Party: Mark and Mary Corkery, Knocknaska, Kilflynn pictured with their son Adam at his Christening party in Parker's Pub on Saturday 6th December

SANTA VISITS KILFLYNN
On Sunday 14th December, from 3.00 to 5.00 p.m. Santa Claus will be paying his annual visit to St Colubas Centre, Kilflynn. Disco and Treats to all Children. Opportunity to have a photo taken with Santa.

CROTTA LOTTO
The Crotta hurling club held their weekly lotto draw in Parker‘s Pub, Kilflynn on Monday night 8th December. The Four numbers drawn out of the drum by the Independent observer: Eileen Brennan, Rae, Kilflynn, were 5,8,13 & 18. There was no winner of the €3,500. Jackpot. The lucky dip winners each receive €35: Conor Brennan, Rae, Kilflynn, Tom Long, Abbeydorney and M.Ferris, Ratoo, Ballyduff.
Christmas Draw: Tom Diggins, Abbeydorney Village. The next draw take place on Monday Night 8th December, in Herbert’s Bar, Kilflynn with a €3,600 Jackpot. Tickets are available at €2 from Club tickets sellers or from Herbert's Bar, Kilflynn Parker's Pub, Kilflynn, Knott’s Daybreak Shop, Kilflynn, Galvin’s Shop, Lixnaw, Foley’s Shop, Lixnaw, J.J Walsh’s Bar, Lixnaw, and from The Half Way Bar, Glenoe, Listowel.

Darts winners Shane Nolan and Clive Putman

DARTS IN PARKER’S PUB
Sixteen darts player participated in the weekly darts tournament in Parker’s Pub, Kilflynn on Saturday 6th December, Clive Putman and Shane Nolan and defeated Graham Harris and Phil Morris, In the Final, to win the Fresh Turkeys. The weekly Darts Doubles Tournament will continue this Saturday night 13th December in Parker’s Pub. The winners this week will again receive Fresh Turkeys. All Names in for the draw at 10.30 p.m. NO Names taken after 10.30.p.m. There are only three week’s left to win a turkey.

COUNSELLING AND PASTORAL CARE SERVICE
For Free Confidential Counselling & Pastoral Care Service – contact 066 7124020 or 066 7135504.

WOMEN’S RETREAT
The Annual Pre-Christmas Retreat for the women of Abbeydorney & Kilflynn will take place at the Ardfert Retreat Centre on Thursday night, 18th December at 8.p.m.

ACTIVE RETIREMENT CHRISTMAS PARTY
A Christmas Lunch for the Active Retired Group will be held at Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Wednesday, 10th Dec. A coach will be leaving the Community Centre at 1.00p.m. sharp. Transport to the centre can be arranged for anyone requiring it. Please contact Noreen at 066 7135831.

Maggie McElligott, Kilflynn and Liz O'Connor, The Anvil Bar, Castlemaine enjoying theTraditional Irish Music Seisiun in Parker’s Pub, on Saturday night 6th December

NORTH KERRY SONGS & SCENES
Fr. Pat Moore will launch North Kerry Songs & Scenes - DVD and CD at
St. John’s, Listowel on Thurs. 11th Dec. at 8p.m. Sonny Egan and Noel Heaslip are both featured in the recording.

CHURCH NEWS
Those Required for Church duties in St. Mary's Church Kilflynn are follows: Readers for: Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th November, Vigil: Helen Kelly-Fuller, Morning: Catherine Caffrey.
Eucharistic Ministers for Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th December: Vigil: Joan Hussey Morning :Teresa Power. Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday 10th December at 10.00 a.m. Mass will be celebrated on Saturday evening 13th December at 6.30 p.m. for Aoife Noelle Parker, Castletown, Kilflynn And Mass will be celebrated on Sunday morning 14th December at 10.00 a.m. for Sheila Power, Gortclohy, Kilflynn Altar Society for December: Maureen McElligott and Kathleen Costello.Exposition of The Blessed Sacrament:-Kilflynn; Mon. 4.00 p.m.–9.00 p.m.

FIRST COMMUNION
Enrolment Ceremony & Ceremony of Light for First Communion children in Kilflynn National School will take place at 6.30p.m. Mass on Saturday 13th December in St. Mary’s Church, Kilflynn

LATE LATE TOY SHOW Anthony and Hilda Nolan pictured with Late Late Show host, Pat Kenny after the Show on Friday night 28th November.
Hilda is a daughter of Joan and Pat Hussey from , Gortgloghy, Kilflynn

HERBERTS BAR
Herbert's bar Kilflynn presents live music next sat night December 13th with John O'Brien. Live music next Sunday evening 14th December with Jessie James.

SINN FEIN
The Lyons/Twomey and O’Shea Sinn Fein Cumman, Kilflynn will hold their Annual Christmas Raffle on Sunday night, 14th December at Parker's Bar. 1st Prize; Turkey and Ham, 2nd Prize; Food Hamper, 3rd Prize; Bottle of Brandy. Music on the night will be provided by The Doggy Crew.

PILGRIMAGE TO FATIMA
Kerry Diocesan Pilgrimage to Fatima 9th -14th May 2009. Direct flight from Cork (including coach transfer from Kerry to Cork return). Spiritual Director: Fr. Noel Spring. Enquiries to Premier Travel, 2 Grand Parade, Cork. Phone 021 4277700 or Maureen Harty 7131328

WASTE COLLECTION
South West Bins is now servicing this area with a wheelie bin and skip Collection. The first wheelie bin collection will start on the 6th of January 2009.For more details contact John Paul Leahy@087-9777771/Liam Roche@0872248031 or office@068-21969/06823048/0682344

YOUTH RETREAT
The Christmas Youth Retreat is on Friday 19th to Sunday 21st December in Newbridge College, Co. Kildare. Free Buses. Contact 01 6753690 or www.youth2000.ie.


3rd Dec 2008

Pedestrian killed in crash at Kilflynn Cross
The N69 at Kilflynn Cross has reopened. The road was closed since yesterday evening following a fatal road crash. A pedestrian, in her forties, died after being struck by a car shortly after 5pm. A post mortem is being carried out and the name of the deceased has yet to be released.

Gardaí release name of woman killed in Kilflynn Cross crash
Gardaí have released the name of the woman killed in a crash on the main Tralee Listowel Road last evening.
34 year old Noreen Lane of Ahane, Brosna, died after being struck by a car shortly after 5 o'clock at Kilflynn Cross.
That section of the N69 was closed to traffic following the crash last evening until just before lunchtime today.
A post mortem was carried out earlier today, and funeral Mass for Noreen Lane is to take place on Friday in Brosna.
Fr Tadgh Fitzgerald, Brosna Parish Priest, says the whole community is saddened and shocked by the tragedy.

DEATH NOTICE
LANE , Noreen (Ahane, Brosna, Co. Kerry) and Fearr an Flainn, Kilflynn Dec. 2, 2008, (tragically); deeply regretted by her father Patrick, sister Margaret, brother-in-law Denis, nieces Aoife and Ciara, nephew Conor, relatives and friends. Reposing at O'Donnell's Funeral Home, Brosna this (Thursday) evening from 6 o'c. followed by Removal at 8 o'c. to the Church of the Assumption, Knockaclarig Brosna. Requiem Mass tomorrow (Friday) at 12 o'c. Burial afterwards in the New Cemetery, Brosna. May she rest in peace.


2nd December

DARTS IN PARKER’S PUB
Sixteen darts player participated in the weekly darts tournament in Parker’s Pub, Kilflynn on Saturday 29th November, John Mulvihill and Declan Falvey defeated Mike Fealy and Danny Caffrey In the Final, to win the Fresh Turkeys. The weekly Darts Doubles Tournament will continue this Saturday night 6th December in Parker’s Pub. The winners this week will again receive Fresh Turkeys. All Names in for the draw at 10.30 p.m. NO Names taken after 10.30.p.m. There are only three week’s left to win a turkey.

BETTY WINS A CAR FOR A YEAR
Santa Claus arrived early for Kilflynn native Betty Culloty, of Ballybeggan, Tralee, Who won a Mitsubishi Colt Car for a Year on Radio Kerry’s programme, Kerry's Full Breakfast on Tuesday morning 25th November. Congratulations Betty and Safe driving.

CHRISTMAS YOUTH CHOIR
Practice will commence on Saturday 6th December at 11.00 a.m. in St. Mary’s Church, Kilflynn. Any enquires to Ann on 087 1265641.

DRAMA IN KILFLYNN
The Stoleaway Players (Institute of Technology Tralee) presents A Doll’s House By Henrik Ibsen and Director by Kilflynn Man, John Shanahan. On Wednesday night 17th December at 8.00 p.m. in St. Columbas Centre, Kilflynn. Written in 1879 by Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen, A Doll’s House is a three act play.

ACTIVE RETIRED GROUP
Thirty Three members of Abbeydorney/Kilflynn Active Retired Group enjoyed a beautiful lunch in O’Suzette Restaurant, Kilflynn on Wednesday 26th November. On the day two ladies members of the group were presented with a bouquet of flowers to mark their birthdays, Kitty Lenihan who celebrated her 95th Birthday, and Eileen Scannell, who celebrated her 82nd Birthday. Nora Horgan also celebrated her 91st Birthday, but did not attend the day out in Kilflynn.
The group will feature in Sean Hurley’s popular programme Kerrywide on Radio Kerry and it will Broadcast on Sunday night,7th December at 9 p.m. The show was recorded recently at Abbeydorney Parish Hall. Tune in to hear some locals in the programme.

LUNCH TIME IN KILFLYNN: Kilflynn Men, Laurence Twomey, Michael Parker, Brendan Neenan and Tom McElligott on their way for lunch in O’Suzette Restaurant, Kilflynn on Wednesday 26th November for The Abbeydorney/Kilflynn Active Retired Group outing

CHRISTMAS CHALLENGE CUP
The draw for the 2008 Christmas Challenge Cup took place in Parkers bar Kilflynn on Friday 28th November. The draw was made by Mike Parker under the watchful eye of many of the players taking part in the fore coming tournament. The draw for the first round games are as follows: Pa Quille versus John Mahony, Richard Nolan versus Paul Culhane, Pa Whyte versus Darran Twomey, Shane Herbert versus Garry Curren, John Edwards versus Pa McElligott, Paul Shanahan versus J.P McElligott. The tournament will take place at St Senan’s Club Hall in Mountcoal on Sunday 28th December. Any teams with entry fee still outstanding please pay as soon as possible.

Indoor football competition organisers Paul Shanahan and J.P McElligott with The Christmas challenge Cup at the Draw in Parker's Pub on Friday night 28th November, also in the photo are Denis Sayers, Niall Enright, Aiden Scanlon, Colin Curran Paul Culhane, Garry Curran, Colm McElligott, Mike Lynch and Cyril Lynch.

TRAD SEISIUN
There will be a Traditional Irish Music Seisiun in Parker’s Pub, on Saturday night 6th December at 10 p.m.

TABLE QUIZ
A date for Local quiz buffs, The Kilflynn Cancer Support Fund Fifth Annual Table Quiz will be held in Parker’s and Herbert’s Bars, Kilflynn on Monday night 29th December.
Once again the man with the questions is John O’Flaherty and he is sure to produce some very thought provoking questions. There will be an abundance of fine spot prizes to be won in the raffle and a very valuable prize to be won on the night. The quiz will kick off at 9 00pm so if you have not participated in the quiz yet this is your opportunity.

CHRISTMAS PARTY
The Abbeydorney/Kilflynn Senior citizens Christmas Party will be held at Ballygarry House Hotel, Tralee on Sunday 7th December. Busses leaving at 1.30 p.m.

SANTA VISTITS KILFLYNN
On Sunday 14th December, from 3.00 to 5.00 p.m. Santa Claus will be paying his annual visit to St Colubas Centre, Kilflynn. Disco and Treats to all Children. Opportunity to have a photo taken with Santa.

CROTTA LOTTO JACKPOT HITS €3,500
The Crotta hurling club held their weekly lotto draw in Herbert‘s Bar, Kilflynn on Monday night 1st December. The Four numbers drawn out of the drum by the Independent observer: Adrian Keane, U.K, were 11,19,22 & 27. There was no winner of the €3,400. Jackpot. The lucky dip winners each receive €35: Sandy Egan, Shannow, Abbeydorney, Kathleen Brick, Lixnaw, and Brian McKenna, Killahan, Abbeydorney.
Christmas Draw: One ticket will be drawn on Monday night 1st, 8th ,15th December at lotto draw , For the Christmas draw, First Prize €300, Second €200, and €100,The first name into the hat for the draw on Monday 22nd December is Katie O’Connell, Rae, Kilflynn. The next draw take place on Monday Night 8th December, in Parker’s Pub, Kilflynn with a €3,500 Jackpot. Tickets are available at €2 from Club tickets sellers or from Herbert's Bar, Kilflynn Parker's Pub, Kilflynn, Knott’s Daybreak Shop, Kilflynn, Galvin’s Shop, Lixnaw, Foley’s Shop, Lixnaw, J.J Walsh’s Bar, Lixnaw, and from The Half Way Bar, Glenoe, Listowel.

KERRY U-16 HURLERS
Kerry County Board Jerome Conway presented The Kerry Under 16 hurling squad with their Munster and All-Ireland Medals at a Function in Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Saturday Night, 29th November. The Crotta players Sean Weir received his All-Ireland and Munster medals and Thomas Quille received his Munster medal. Team management John White (Ballyduff), Mike Burke (Causeway), Joe Walsh (Kilmoyley) received appreciation awards from County Coiste Na Og Chairman Johnny Brosnan. John White produced a beautiful four page souvenir booklet for the night to mark the occasion which included the photos of the Munster and All Ireland champions and the teams that lines out in the competitions. Well done at all involved.

G.A.A NEWS
The North Kerry Hurling Board Juvenile Presentation night will take place at Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Friday December 5th at 8.30pm. Player of Match Awards for all Finals will be presented.
AIB County Senior Football Championship Final Replay, in Fitzgerald Stadium Killarney. Mid Kerry 1-7 to Kerins O’ Rahillys 0-9. Well done to Mid Kerry.

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE
Journeying into Advent. 4 nights of reflection, discussion, exploration and prayer in a warm friendly setting. 8.00 – 10.00 p.m. Nov. 25th, Dec. 2nd, Dec. 9th, Dec. 16th. Bookings 7134276.

THE LATE MICHAEL O’SULLIVAN
The Sudden death of Michael O’Sullivan, Lisheenacanna, Ballyhar, Killarney deprives Crotta Hurling Club of one of their most loyal supporters. Michael was dedicated follower of Crotta teams for a long numbers of years and was always to be seen at their games. He was also a regular at Sonny Egan’s Rambling House, Garrynagore. May he rest in peace.

CROTTA U-21 HURLERS
The Crotta Under 21 hurlers advanced to their first County u-21 final since 1994 on Sunday afternoon with a 2-16 to 1-09 over a gallant Lixnaw side at Abbeydorney .Crotta led at half time by 1-08 to 0-09 The Crotta team lined out as follows: Araon Sheehan, Eoin O’ Sullivan, Darran Twomey, Luke Sheehen, Paul Costello, Philip Twomey, Alan Leen, Richard Nolan, Shane McAuilffe(0-01), Padraig Leary, Matt Lynch (0-04), Cian Counihan (0-03), Joe O’ Carroll, Jonathan Caffery (1-00), and Shane Nolan (1-08). Crotta will now meet Ardfert in the final, following their victory over Abbeydorney in the other semi final at Ballyheighue on Sunday after noon on the 1-13 to 0-08 Scoreline. Date and venue for the final has yet to be arranged

THANKS
Special Collection for the Daniel O’Connell Memorial Church amounted to €1207. Thanks to all who contributed and to those who took up the collection.

Tubridy Tonight: The Murphy Family,Garrynagore: Jessica, Michael, Noreen and Wayne with Tubridy's Tonight's host, Ryan Tubridy after the Show on Saturday night 29th November

DANCERS NIGHT OUT
Ninety members of the Kilflynn Dancing group enjoyed a wonderful night out on Thursday 27th November in Ballyroe Heights Hotel, Tralee. After a beautiful meal the group enjoyed the Music provided by Ireland's Leading Accordion Artiste Declan Aungier. More details in next week’s notes

CHURCH NEWS
Those Required for Church duties in St. Mary's Church Kilflynn are follows: Readers for: Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th November, Vigil :Pauline Gleasure, Morning: Mary McKenna.
Eucharistic Ministers for Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th December: Vigil: Liz Breen, Morning: John Cashell. Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday 3rd December at 10.00 a.m. for Laurence and Kathleen Keane, Glenballyma, Kilflynn. Mass will be celebrated on Saturday evening 6th December at 6.30 p.m. for Mary Carmody, Crotta Kilflynn And Mass will be celebrated on Sunday morning 7th December at 10.00 a.m. for Nora & Willie Ryan, Ballyconnell, Kilflynn.Kilflynn Altar Society for December: Maureen McElligott and Kathleen Costello.Exposition of The Blessed Sacrament:-Kilflynn; Mon. 4.00 p.m.–9.00 p.m.

RADIO KERRY
The Abbeydorney/Kilflynn Active Retired group will feature in Sean Hurley’s popular programme Kerrywide and it will Broadcast on Sunday night,7th December at 9 p.m. on Radio Kerry. The show was recorded recently at Abbeydorney Parish Hall. Tune in to hear some locals in the programme.

HERBERTS BAR
Music next Sunday evening Dec 7th with Baldy Paul

LIXNAW GOLF SOCIETY
Although there was a delay due to the frosty conditions last Saturday's outing was played in pleasant conditions at the Cashen Course, Ballybunion. The three person team event was very keenly contested, with the first three places being decided on the back nine.
Results: 1.Angela Fahy (22), Cillian Fitzmaurice (22), John Shanahan (25) 43 points;
2. Maurice Fahy (9), Roger Hussey (23), Thomas Fitzmaurice (20) 43 points; 3. Brendan Keane (18), M. Fuller (19), P.J. McAuliffe (25) 43 points; 4. John Carroll (14), Pat Cronin (18), Danny Caffrey (22) 41 points.
The Society is grateful to Herberts' Bar, Kilflynn for sponsoring the outing and for hosting the presentation on Saturday night.
Congratulations to Michael Barry on winning the Match Play Championship. He defeated Denny McCarthy in the final. The A.G.M. will be held on Thursday December 11th at 9.00 p.m. The venue is the Railway Bar.

PILGRIMAGE TO FATIMA
Kerry Diocesan Pilgrimage to Fatima 9th -14th May 2009. Direct flight from Cork (including coach transfer from Kerry to Cork return). Spiritual Director: Fr. Noel Spring. Enquiries to Premier Travel, 2 Grand Parade, Cork. Phone 021 4277700 or Maureen Harty 7131328

BUS TO KNOCK
A Bus to Knock for the Night Vigil Sunday 7th December leaving Abbeydorney 3.30 p.m. Flavins Bus Hire, Lisselton. Tel. 068 47221

YOUTH RETREAT
The Christmas Youth Retreat is on Friday 19th to Sunday 21st December in Newbridge College, Co. Kildare. Free Buses. Contact 01 6753690 or www.youth2000.ie.

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