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DECEMBER 2018

happy xmas 2018

19th December 2018

CHRISTMAS CEREMONIES
The following Christmas Ceremonies will take place at St. Mary Church, Kilflynn: Monday 24th December: Vigil Mass - Christmas Eve at 8.00 p.m. Tuesday 25th December - Christmas Day at 9.30 a.m.

ST. MARY'S CHURCH NEWS
On Wednesday morning 19th December, Mass will be celebrated at 10a.m. Private Intention.
There will be a Christmas prayer service in St. Mary’s  church on Thursday 20th December  at 11.30 am. All are welcome
Mass will be celebrated on Saturday evening 22nd December at 6.00p.m for James & Betty Condon, Dublin & Kilflynn.
Christmas Mass Bouquet Cards and a selection of other Mass Cards – Sympathy, Get Well, Thank You, Mass Bouquet, Birthday – available from the parish office.
Boxes of Envelopes are available for collection in Abbeydorney Church.
Samaritan Collection will take place on Monday 24th and Tuesday 25th December.
St. Vincent de Paul Society: The members of St. Vincent de Paul Society wish to thank you for your support of their National Church Gate Collection last weekend.
Church Gate collection at masses in Kilflynn and Abbeydorney next weekend for chernobyl childrens funds.

OVER 40S
Charity Hurling Match, On Wednesday 26th December (St.Stephen’s Day) between Crotta and Abbeydorney at 1p.m in The sportsfield, dromakee, Kilflynn,in Aid of Kerry Cancer Support Group. 
Please support this worthy cause and see the legends of the past in action.

KILFLYNN FAIRY FESTIVAL
The Organising Committee of the Fairy Festival would like to thank everyone for their support through the last year and all the volunteers who helped to make 2018 festival a success. We wish everyone a happy and peaceful Christmas and look forward to seeing you at the 2019 fairy festival

CROTTA HURLING CLUB A.G.M
The Crotta Hurling Club Annual General Meeting for both Senior and Juveniles was held before a nice sizeable crowd in St. Columbas Centre, Kilflynn on Friday 14th December
The chairman, Paddy Weir, presided over the meeting. Club Secretary, Annette Nolan, gave an account of the clubs activities both on and off the field during the year. Club Treasurer Paud Twomey presented a comprehensive report of the clubs finances. Crotta Coiste na Nog Secretary Noel McGrath  gave a very detail report of a very successful Bord Na Og in 2018 
The following officers were elected to serve the club for the 2018 season: Patron: Fr. Denis O‘Mahony. President: John McCarthy. Vice President: Tom Cronin, Tom Kenny, Dick Mc Elligott, Frank O’Donoghue, Thomas Egan, Jimmy Lawlor, Michael Parker Snr and Mike Parker . Chairman: Paddy Weir, Vice Chairman: Paul Sheehan, Secretary: Annette Nolan, Registrar: Paul O'Donoghue ,  Treasurer Paud Twomey Assistant treasurer  Darren Houlihan
P. R. Ó : Mike Parker, County Board Delegate: Shane Herbert, North Kerry Hurling Board Delegates: Shane Herbert and Paul Sheehan. Alcohol and Substance abuse officer: Tomás Stack. Health & Wellbeing Officer: Martin Conway. The Child Welfare officer,  Scor/Cultural Officer Thomás Breen. Hurling Coaching Officer Paul Shanahan. A Club Social is planned for Saturday 12th January 2019 at Ballyroe Heights Hotel, Tralee to honour the  County U-21 champions of 2018. 

LIX-ABBEY COMMUNITY LTD
Community Alert will have a vacancy for a Parish Assistant in early January 2O19. This job is a Community Employment position and the person selected will be required to work 19,5 hours per week. The job entails: calling to Senior Citizens in the Parish, checking their personal alarms and their wellbeing, ensure they are wearing their pendants etc. Garda Vetting applies to this position. Vacancies in Abbeydorney GAA Field and in St Columbas Centre, Kilflynn will arise in early February 2O19. A Book Keeper is required in the Lixabbey Office in Lixnaw at present. To qualify for CE a person has to be in receipt of a Social Welfare payment for one year or more. Please contact Paul O'Donoghue, Project Supervisor, Lixabbey Community Group Ltd on (066)7132266 for more details,

HERBERTS BAR
Xmas entertainment
Sat 22nd Dec. Live DJ.
Fri 28th of Dec. Annual table quiz.
New Year’s Eve. DJ Fi.
New Years night. 1st of Jan.
Live DJ.
Herberts bar and the village store would like to wish our customers a very happy Christmas and prosperous new year.

KILFLYNN CANCER SUPPORT GROUP TABLE QUIZ 
The Kilflynn Cancer Support Group  annual table quiz takes place on Friday night, December 28th at 9pm and, will be a simulcast between Parker’s Pub and Herbert’s Bar. Conor and Daragh Breen will help with the questions and provide musical entertainment. The proceeds will be divided between Recovery Haven, Kerry Hospice and Kerry Cancer Support. As well as being a great fundraiser, the quiz has become an integral part of Christmas celebrations in the Kilflynn community, with local families returning each year. The fun filled quiz night is not all about answering questions, as there are numerous auctions and raffles, As always the organizers thank you for your continued support and look forward to seeing you on the night!

CROTTA LOTTO  JACKPOT HITS 9,000
The numbers drawn out of the drum by the Independent observer: Ger McCarthy, Lissanerla Abbeydorney  in Herbert’s Bar, Kilflynn on Monday night 17th  December were 2,10,11 and 18. There was No winner of €8,900 Jackpot. The following won €35 in the lucky dip draw: Shane O’Sullivan, Kilmoyley, Liz McCarthy, Lissanerla Abbeydorney and Jimmy Lawlor, Tullacrimmin,  Abbeydorney. The next draw will take place in Herbert's Bar, Kilflynn on  Wednesday night  26th December at 10.00p.m  with a €9,000 Jackpot.
Tickets are available at 2 Euro each or 3 for 5 euro from Club tickets sellers or you can also play on www.locallotto.ie Thank you for your supporting the club lotto is greatly appreciated. Check out www.crottagaa.club for more information.

parkers lineup -xmas 2018

TRALEE C.B.S ARE MUNSTER HURLING CHAMPIONS
Congratulations to Tralee C.B.S U-19 Hurlers who captured the Munster Schools Senior E Hurling Championship title with a 3-14 to 3- 04 Victory over Mercy Mounthawk Tralee  at Institute of Technology Tralee. On Friday, 14 December.
Well done to the Crotta hurlers on the CBS team Ryan Mc Elligott, Daniel O'Rourke, Aodhan McKenna, James Sheehan, Declan O'Donoghue, Denis Quille, Darragh O'Donoghue, Sean McGrath, Denis Nolan, Cillian Baker and Eamon Rohan. Well done to the panel of players  and to their trainers  Mr Ryall and Mr Griffin on a great victory. Fantastic achievement lads

THANKS
Crotta O’Neills Hurling Club would like to thank Aoife Thorton for her help on the upgrade of the road outside our Gaa Grounds and also to all our local volunteers who were involved in the preparation work.

DARTS
Micheal O’Sullivan  and Shane Nolan defeated Declan Falvey and Derek Fealy  in the Dart doubles tournament on Saturday night 15th December in Parker's Lounge Bar.
The next darts doubles tournament takes place on SUNDAY night 23rd  December at 9.00 p.m in Parker's Lounge   Bar. The winners will receive a Fresh Turkey each. Names MUST be in for 8.45 p.m. NO Names after this Time. First game of the Tournament must start at 9.00p.m  It’s you’re last chance to win a Fresh Turkey this Season

KILFLYNN ANNUAL CHRISTMAS TREE 
"LIGHT UP A LIFE"

You can Light Up the sky again this year in Kilflynn by sponsoring a light at the tallest real Christmas Tree in Ireland located at the bridge on entering Kilflynn.
Honour, a special loved one, Family & Friends, no longer with us. All names will be placed at the crib in St Mary's Church on 24/12/18.
Please write name/names in an envelope & drop to:-
Herbert's Shop/Bar
Tommy Newman (Out Local Postman)
Norma Condon The Lansdowne Ballyconnell Heights
€5.00 per name
€20 max many names
All donations are for running/maintenance of Tree.
Thank You For Supporting Our Kilflynn Tree

SEASON 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 2019.
A Céad Míle Fáilte to all those who have returned home to Kilflynn to spend Christmas period with their families and friends. I would like to take this opportunity of thanking Clubs and organisation and all those who contributed to the Kilflynn notes in 2018.I am looking forward to bringing you the notes and issues in community again for 2019. Any items for inclusion in these notes should be with the writer before 12 Noon each Monday morning. Email to parkerspub@gmail.com or phone (066) 7135129/ (087) 9794541.


12th December 2018

ST.SENAN’S ARE NORTH KERRY SENIOR CHAMPIONS
History was created  in Con Brosnan Park, Moyvane on Sunday 8th December when St. Senan’s captured their first ever North Kerry Football Senior Championship  title on a scoreline of 1-12 to 1-06 and  denied Ballydonoghue the chance to make it a 3 in-a-row titles. Congratulations to the players and their mentors on a well deserved victory.  

st senans supporter dick mcelligott
Happy St.Senans supporter Dick McElligott holding the Eamon O'Donoghue Memorial Cup pictured with St Senans footballers Shane Nolan and Sean Weir in Parker's Lounge Bar on Monday evening 10th December

CROTTA SCOR NA OG
contestants take to the stage on Saturday 15th December in the racecourse Killarney for the county final Shauna Cronin will take part in the solo singing ,Daragh Breen,Connor Brennan,Grace Hannon Linnane ,Aoibhe Hannon Linnane and Conor Breen will represent the club in the music group section best of luck to all involved
 
Active Retired
Active Retired Christmas Lunch on Wednesday  12thDecember in Crag Caves, Castleisland. Bus leaving Abbeydorney Community Hall at 1.00 p.m.   Transport can be arranged.   (066) 7135831.
 
 
ST. MARY’S CHURCH NEWS
Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday 12th  December at 10.00a.m Aoife Noelle Parker, Kilflynn
Mass will be celebrated on Saturday 15th  December at  6.00 p.m Deceased members of Hayes Family, Droumcunnig,Abbeydorney ,Kevin Lynch, Glenballyma,Kilfynn.

KILFLYNN CANCER SUPPORT GROUP TABLE QUIZ 
The Kilflynn Cancer Support Group  annual table quiz takes place on Friday night, December 28th at 9pm and, will be a simulcast between Parker’s Pub and Herbert’s Bar. Conor and Daragh Breen will help with the questions and provide musical entertainment. The proceeds will be divided between Recovery Haven, Kerry Hospice and Kerry Cancer Support. As well as being a great fundraiser, the quiz has become an integral part of Christmas celebrations in the Kilflynn community, with local families returning each year. The fun filled quiz night is not all about answering questions, as there are numerous auctions and raffles, for which the organizers would be grateful to receive any donations. Maybe you could ask a business you regularly deal with for some item that we might raffle or sell on the night. For example, vouchers are particularly useful as the buyer can then purchase what they themselves might like. Also, if you have any unwanted presents don’t put them in the attic; give them to us to raise much-needed funds for our charities. If interested please contact John Flaherty on (087) 2352753. Any donations can be handed in to Parker’s Pub, Herbert’s Bar and shop and Irish Truck and Trailer. As always the organizers thank you for your continued support and look forward to seeing you on the night!

festive lineup 2018

CROTTA LOTTO  RESULTS
The numbers drawn out of the drum by the Independent observer: Bobs Barry, Clounsillagh, Lixnaw, in Parker’s Pub, Kilflynn on Monday night 10th December were 4,5,22 and 27. There was No winner of €8,800 Jackpot. The following won €35 in the lucky dip draw: Matt Flaherty, C/o Foley’s Shop, Lixnaw, Aidan Behan, C/o Foley’s Shop, Lixnaw and Noel McGrath, Upper Tullig, Kilflynn. The next draw will take place in Herbert's Bar, Kilflynn on Monday 17th December with a €8,900 Jackpot.
Tickets are available at 2 Euro each or 3 for 5 euro from Club tickets sellers or you can also play on www.locallotto.ieThe Crotta Hurling Club also have lotto tickets sellers calling to Houses in the Kilflynn and surrounding areas at present. Your continued support is greatly appreciated. Check out www.crottagaa.club

2018 Munster Schools Senior E Hurling Championship Final. 
Mercy Mounthawk, Tralee v Tralee C.B.S. 
On Friday, 14 December @ 12.30p.m., At the sports field, Dromakee, Kilflynn. 
Best of luck to the Crotta hurlers on the Tralee CBS team Ryan Mc Elligott, Daniel O'Rourke Aodhan McKenna James Sheehan Declan O'Donoghue, Denis Quille Darragh O'Donoghue, Sean  McGrath and Denis Nolan. 

HERBERTS BAR 
Saturday 15th of December DJ Fla playing  your fav tunes 

KILFLYNN ANNUAL CHRISTMAS TREE
"LIGHT UP A LIFE"

You can Light Up the sky again this year in Kilflynn by sponsoring a light at the tallest real Christmas Tree in Ireland located at the bridge on entering Kilflynn.
Honour, a special loved one, Family & Friends, no longer with us. All names will be placed at the crib in St Mary's Church on 24/12/18.
Please write name/names in an envelope & drop to:-
Herbert's Shop/Bar
Tommy Newman (Out Local Postman)
Norma Condon The Lansdowne Ballyconnell Heights
€5.00 per name
€20 max many names
All donations are for running/maintenance of Tree.
Thank You For Supporting Our Kilflynn Tree

womens christmas 2019

SHAUN O'DOWD 
The Shaun O'Dowd show with Marion in Parker's Lounge Bar, Kilflynn on Saturday 22nd. Show 9.30pm
SHAUN O’DOWD is a household name and known all over the country from his show band days with SHAUN O’DOWD & DING-A-LING to the present day. 

CROTTA A.G.M
The Crotta Annual General Meeting will take place on Friday 14th December at 9pm in St Columbas Center Kilflynn. All club members are encouraged to attend the AGM.

SOCIAL SET DANCING 
takes place on Monday nights in St. Columbus Centre, Kilflynn from 8.45 p.m Quick steps, waltzes and all two-hand dances, followed by tea/coffee,  cake, and chat.  Please note the new staring time.  All welcome.

KILFLYNN COMMUNITY TOGETHER (KCT)
We will be hosting our 4th Annual Children's Christmas Party on Sunday, December 16th from 3:00pm to 4:00pm in St. Columba's Centre, Kilflynn.
Lots of fun guaranteed: music, dancing, and games galore.
Price €3 per child to be paid at the door and includes a goody bag.
A special guest appearance by Santa Claus during the evening and an opportunity for all boys and girls to meet with Santa and have their photo taken with him. So parents please bring your cameras! 
There will be a raffle on the evening with lots of spot prizes.
All money raised through our community events goes back into projects planned and carried out by KCT around Kilflynn village All welcome. Look forward to seeing you there.
 
CROTTA WREN GROUP
Meeting regarding this year Wren Group will take place in Parkers Lounge this Thursday @ 9.00p,m The  Meeting will only take 10-15 mins, with the main agenda to see number of volunteers taking part. Once again any musician, singer storyteller who want to be involved. Please come along on Thursday or contact 0879715781

DARTS
Phil Morris and Declan Falvey defeated Dermot Ryan and Darragh Ryan in the Dart doubles tournament on Saturday night 8th December in Parker's Lounge Bar.
The next darts doubles tournament takes place on Saturday night 15th  December at 10.30p.m in Parker's Lounge   Bar. The winners will receive a Fresh Turkey each. 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. A big Thanks to the Dart players who showed up on time last Saturday and the games started on time

WINTER DARTS LEAGUE
Congratulations to the Complex who defeated the title holders Parker's A in the semi final last week and were victories over Parker's B team on Friday 7th December in the Railway Bar, Lixnaw in the final, well deserved lads. Commiserations to Parker's. 
Thanks to both Parker's teams for their efforts and time. 


5th December 2018

ABBEYDOREY/KILFLYNN Care Group Christmas Party
ABBEYDOREY/KILFLYNN Care Group Christmas party for the Senior Citizens will be held on Sunday 9th December in Ballyroe Heights Hotel, Tralee. Busses leaving at 1.00p.m both villages. 

ST. MARY’S CHURCH NEWS
Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday 5th December at 10.00a.m Ned & Mary Leen, Maurice & Mary Buckley. Mass will be celebrated on Friday 7th December at 8.00 p.m. First Friday & Vigil
Mass will be celebrated on Saturday 8th December at  6.00 p.m Angela Weir, Castletown, Kilflynn
Sr. Maura McElligott, Lixnaw.
St. Vincent De Paul:  Annual Church Gate Collection next weekend Sat / Sun 8th/9th December.  Please give generously.
Money to Sightsavers – Due to the wonderful generosity of those who attended the concert last Sunday night, the amount of €2,350 has been forwarded to Sightsavers (including contributions received during the week). Fr. Denis O’Mahony

TASTES OF CHRISTMAS
A Celebration of Christmas Day Cooking with Celebrity Chef Frank Moynihan in Abbeydorney Community Hall on Thursday 6th December at 8.00 p.m. sharp. Admission €10.
Proceeds to Fr. Denis O’Mahony’s Kenya Education Project. Tickets available from the Parish Office or on the night at the door.
 
KILFLYNN CANCER SUPPORT GROUP TABLE QUIZ 
The Kilflynn Cancer Support Group  annual table quiz takes place on Friday night, December 28th at 9pm and, will be a simulcast between Parker’s Pub and Herbert’s Bar. Conor and Daragh Breen will help with the questions and provide musical entertainment. The proceeds will be divided between Recovery Haven, Kerry Hospice and Kerry Cancer Support. As well as being a great fundraiser, the quiz has become an integral part of Christmas celebrations in the Kilflynn community, with local families returning each year. The fun filled quiz night is not all about answering questions, as there are numerous auctions and raffles, for which the organizers would be grateful to receive any donations. Maybe you could ask a business you regularly deal with for some item that we might raffle or sell on the night. For example, vouchers are particularly useful as the buyer can then purchase what they themselves might like. Also, if you have any unwanted presents don’t put them in the attic; give them to us to raise much-needed funds for our charities. If interested please contact John Flaherty on (087) 2352753. Any donations can be handed in to Parker’s Pub, Herbert’s Bar and shop and Irish Truck and Trailer. As always the organizers thank you for your continued support and look forward to seeing you on the night!

CROTTA LOTTO  RESULTS
The numbers drawn out of the drum by the Independent observer: Mike Byrne, Upper Tullig, Kilflynn and England, in Herbert’s Bar, Kilflynn on Monday night 3rd December were 6,13,22 and 30. There was No winner of €8,700 Jackpot. The following won €35 in the lucky dip draw: Margret Sheehy, Keel, Lixnaw, Jimmy Walsh, Toureen, Kilflynn and Liz McCarthy, Abbeydorney. The next draw will take place in Herbert's Bar, Kilflynn on Monday 10th December with a €8,800 Jackpot.
Tickets are available at 2 Euro each or 3 for 5 euro from Club tickets sellers or you can also play on www.locallotto.ieThe Crotta Hurling Club also have lotto tickets sellers calling to Houses in the Kilflynn and surrounding areas at present. Your continued support is greatly appreciated. Check out www.crottagaa.club

NORTH KERRY CHAMPIONSHIP
St. Senans play Ballydonoghue in the North Kerry Senior Football championships Final in Moyvane on Sunday Dec 9th at 2.30. Best of luck to St.Senans footballers and their mentors.

CROTTA A.G.M
The Crotta Annual General Meeting will take place on Friday 14th December at 9pm in St Columbas Center Kilflynn.
Motions and Nominations to be submitted in writing to Club Secretary Annette Nolan Waterfall Kilflynn before Friday 7th December. All club members are encouraged to attend the AGM.

SOCIAL SET DANCING 
takes place on Monday nights in St. Columbus Centre, Kilflynn from 8.45 p.m Quick steps, waltzes and all two-hand dances, followed by tea/coffee,  cake, and chat.  Please note the new staring time.  All welcome.

KILFLYNN COMMUNITY TOGETHER (KCT)
We will be hosting our 4th Annual Children's Christmas Party on Sunday, December 16th from 3:00pm to 4:00pm in St. Columba's Centre, Kilflynn.
Lots of fun guaranteed: music, dancing, and games galore.
Price €3 per child to be paid at the door and includes a goody bag.
A special guest appearance by Santa Claus during the evening and an opportunity for all boys and girls to meet with Santa and have their photo taken with him. So parents please bring your cameras! 
There will be a raffle on the evening with lots of spot prizes.
All money raised through our community events goes back into projects planned and carried out by KCT around Kilflynn village All welcome. Look forward to seeing you there.
 
CROTTA WREN GROUP
It’s getting close to that time of year again 
The Crotta Hurling Club are once again looking to put a wren group together for this year adventure. This fabulous tradition span almost 30 years and we would greatly appreciate if any dancers/ musicians or storyteller would consider being part of the group this year. Last year was a fantastic success and very enjoyable. Anybody who would like to take part please contact 0879715781. Thanks

DARTS
Dermot Ryan and Declan Falvey defeated Mike Fealy and Tim O’Halloran in the Dart doubles tournament on Saturday night 1st December in Parker's Lounge Bar.
The next darts doubles tournament takes place on Saturday night 8th December at 10.30p.m in Parker's Lounge   Bar. The winners will receive a Fresh Turkey each. 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. A big Thanks to the Dart players who showed up on time last Saturday and the games started on time

WINTER DARTS LEAGUE
The “A” Final Line-up on Friday 7th December Venue - Railway Bar,Lixnaw  
Parkers B v The Complex 
Best of luck to Parker’s

LAST MAN STANDING
Week 8 in The Crotta Gaa Last Man Standing Competition saw Nine become Two. The Two that went though were Sean McElligott with Everton and Anthony Guerin with Everton.
Those responsible for the casualties were Wolves 4 and Man United with 2.
The two remaining players have decided to spit the winnings so they claim €250 each.
Congratulations to both Sean and Anthony.  
Thanks once again to everyone who supported this fundraiser, also a word of thanks to Shane Nolan for the organising the Competition.

KILFLYNN COMMUNITY TOGETHER (KCT)
Another Busy week for Kilflynn Community Together
Overhanging trees on Kilflynn road:
Having acquired relevant permissions, KCT got to work this Saturday morning 1st December
to remove the dangerous overhanging trees near the power station on the road from the N69 to  Kilflynn village. The work went very well, with little inconvenience to traffic ( for which we apologise) and the job was completed within 2 hours.
We would like to thank everyone involved for their cooperation, especially Pat McKenna, Pat Hayes, Pat Fahy and Paul Sheehan for supplying the machinery needed to do the work.
The officers of KCT would also like to thank all committee members for their help in completing this work.
We also trimmed the trees along the road within the Saint Columba's Centre wall.
And finally further hedge planting took place at Kilflynn junction (N69) - all hedge planting is now complete at the cross


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