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FEBRUARY 2010

23rd February 2010

DARTS EXHIBITION RAISED €4,250
Dart players and enthusiasts from all over Ireland and even the UK mingled with family and friends of Sean Marshall at a darts exhibition that was held in Parkers Pub, Kilflynn last Wednesday night 17th February . The exhibition was in aid of the Sean Marshall Bone Marrow Fund for as well as being a very popular local man Sean is also an outstanding dart player known not only locally and nationally but also abroad for his feats on the oche. When Sean was diagnosed in January of last year with the Leukaemia that caused him to require the transplant, he was the number 1 rated player in the whole of Ireland at the time. A matter of weeks before this he had won the Irish Players Championships in Abbeyleix, Co Laois.
On Wednesday in Kilflynn through the help of Causeway publican John McHale two of the worlds best known and most popular professional dart players ..... the 2 time world champion Denis "The Menace" Priestley and former world No1 Colin "Jaws" Lloyd flew in to put their skills on display.
They played 32 players who generously paid for the privilege of pitting their skills against some of the world's best. The 2 gentlemen professionals took the night's work in great spirit and often gave their opponents a few hundred points of a start and many other opportunities to win, as well as performing many trick shots. While their sportsmanship cost them a few legs they also played serious games against some of the top players from Kerry and around Ireland. The current Irish number 1 Limerick's Connie Finnan narrowly lost to Colin Lloyd but Player of the Night though surely had to be another young Limerick star in Willie O'Connor who managed to beat both players and must have a very bright future in the game.

Limerick's Willie O'Connor (centre) pictured with former world No1 Colin "Jaws" Lloyd and Former World darts Champion, Dennis The Menace Priestley at the darts exhibition in aid of Sean Marshall Bone Marrow Transplant Fund in Parker’s Pub on Wednesday night 17th February

More Pictures Here

At the end of the night both players donated their dart shirts and these alone along with the dartboard they signed raised over €700 when bought in an auction. This including raffles held on the night and generous donations brought the grand total raised to an amazing €4,250. Michael O’Sullivan, Castleisland was a excellent M.C on the night
Among some further events being planned to boost funds are a monster raffle where lines are currently being sold throughout the county. The first prize in this will be a weekend away at the superb City west Hotel in Dublin with the draw to be held in Parkers on Sunday evening 20th March . A similar event is being held nationally through the Irish Darts Players Championship along with a poker run taking place by local motorcyclists on Easter Saturday, and an upcoming auction night to name a few.
The committee along with Sean and his family would like to extend their thanks to everybody who made the last night possible. To all who came to show support and to those who bought tickets and gave donations. To the players who played on the night. To the Limerick Darts Organisation who held a collection. To the Kilkenny County Darts team who raised an amazing E770. Thanks also to all those who donated spot prizes for the raffles
To all at Parkers Bar for the hospitality and wonderful BBQ on the night, to Kingdom Printers, Pat O'Loughlin, John McHale, Denis Priestley, Colin Lloyd and to everybody who helped in any way our thanks and prayers are with you.

TABLE QUIZ
Quiz buffs will be out in force on Friday night 26th February in Parker’s Pub and Herbert’s Bar, Kilflynn for a fun table quiz in aid of The Crotta Senior hurling training fund. The action gets under way at 9. 00. p.m with plenty of spots prizes to be won on the night for more information contact, Paul Shanahan on 087 9715781 or Herbert‘s 066 713116 and Parker’s 066 7135129. C’mon support the lads in green and red

Helena Brennan, Kilflynn (3rd from the left) celebrating her birthday with friends Jenny Marshall, Kathleen McElligott, Helena Brennan (Birthday Girl), Jackie O' Connell, Annemarie Sheehan and Sandra Sheehan at Parker's Pub, Kilflynn on Saturday night 20th February.

CIRCUIT CLASSES
Not getting results ??? Are you looking for a total body workout???
Do you want to Get Fit Tone Up, Lose Weight, Feel Better and Enjoy a Healthier, Happier, Lifestyle? Six week circuit course staring on Tuesday 2nd March from 7.30 to 8.30 p.m. in St. Columbus Centre, Kilflynn. Cost 45 euro for six weeks. Instructor: Wayne Murphy, Personal Trainer from I.T.T Tralee.
Graduate of Science in Health and Leisure.
For further information contact 086 0883595. Remember: All abilities and ages welcome.
Book now to reserve your place, limit of 15 places

KILFLYNN AREA DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION
The Kilflynn Area Development Association Annual general meeting was held in St Columbus Centre, Kilflynn on Tuesday 16th February. Even though the attendance was small a good constructive meeting was held and a lot of issues regarding village etc. was discussed. It was also agreed that from now on any items taken on loan from the Columbus centre, will be charged at 20 euro per day.
The committee are delighted to have two new C.E workers for the coming year.

PARENTING TEENAGERS
The Shannow Family Resource Centre will be hosting a 6 week parenting programme aimed at parents with teenage children. The programme will explore the joys and challenges of parenting teenagers, offering practical advice/support and parenting tools. Commencing Wednesday 3rd March 7.30 to 9.30pm. Tutor is Joan Barrett. Please telephone us on 066 71 98018 to book your place.

Liam McElligott, Kilflynn pictured with his Friends at Parkers Pub, Kilflynn before he headed off to San Francisco, with his fiancee, Aisling McElligott, Lixnaw

BALLYSEEDY COMMEMORATION
The Annual Ballyseedy Commemoration will take place this Sunday 28th February in Kilflynn Village. Main Speaker will be North Kerry Sinn TD Martin Ferris.
Assemble at the Bridge at 4.30 p.m. and proceed to the graveyard. Ballad Session
and Barbecue afterwards in Parker's Bar.

KILFLYNN N.S
Kilflynn National School is now enrolling children for the 2010-2011 school year. Forms are available from the school and must be returned by March 26th

CROTTA COISTE NA NOG TRAINING
Training for children from age 5 to age 13 will take place in St Senans indoor hall, mount coal . The following is the arrangement for each age group. Age 5 to 8 will begin training from 7pm to 8pm. on Friday nights Age 9 & 10 years will train on Tuesday evenings starting from 6pm to 7pm. Age 11 to 13 will train on Sundays starting at 12 noon to 1pm. Each child is asked to bring 2 to cover cost of hall. Once the age gap is not too big, families with two or more children who train different nights can contact Paul or Jerome to discuss options. We do not want parents doing too much travelling. Looking forward to seeing you and hope 2010 brings a lot of enjoyment to our young stars

KERRY SENIOR HURLERS
The Kerry Senior hurlers got their National league div 3a campaign off on a winning note on Sunday 21st February at Celtic park, with a victory over the home side Derry on a 3-13 to 1-08 final score line.
The Crotta hurling club was well represented by Andrew Keane (wing back), Shane Nolan (wing forward) and Richard Nolan (Sub) and Tudy Ryan, Knocknacaska, Kilflynn was the team physio. This was also a dream start for new boss John Meyler. Well done lads. Kerry away this Sunday in the round 2.

STARS IN OUR BARS
The second heat of V.F.I sponsored Stars In Our Bars competition will be held on Sunday evening 28th February. At 8.00 p.m. in Parker’s Pub, Kilflynn The competition is open to singers, dancers, musicians, comedians and poets over the age of 18. So if you think you have got what it takes to knock the socks off the judges come along to Parker's on Sunday and join in the fun.
Entrance to the competition is free and anyone interested in taking part can contact Parker's Bar on 066 71 35129 or 087 9794541 There was eight participants in the first heat in Parkers Pub on Sunday night last .

CROTTA LOTTO RESULTS
There was great demand for Crotta Hurling Club tickets during the week but no joy for local punters at Herbert‘s Bar, Kilflynn on Monday night, 22nd February. The Four numbers drawn out of the drum by the Independent observer: Paudie Fuller, Kilflynn were: 3 , 10 , 12 & 17. There were no winners of the €9,700 Jackpot. The Three lucky dip winners each receive €35: Una Carey, Irrebeg, Lixnaw, John Shanahan, Irrebeg, Lixnaw and Norma Shanahan,
The next draw will take place in Parker’s Pub on Monday 29th February, with a Jackpot of €9,800.Tickets are available at €2 from Club tickets sellers or from Herbert's Bar, Kilflynn Parker's Pub, Kilflynn, Byrnes Gala Shop, Kilflynn, Kilflynn Post Offices, Galvin’s Shop, Lixnaw, Foley’s Shop, Lixnaw J.J Walsh’s Bar, Lixnaw and from The Half Way Bar, Glenoe, Listowel.

HERBERTS BAR
Live music next Sunday evening 28th of Feb with Ferrymen
Easter cup. Doubles pool tournament, Open draw for partners. 10 euro entry fee. Commencing 1st of March so get your name in as soon as possible.

CROTTA MEMBERSHIP
Crotta hurling club membership is now up for renewal for current members. New members always welcome. Membership is as follows: 40 for players, 30 for general members, 15 for students and those under 18 years of age. To join this years membership contact Paul O'Donoghue, Registrar.

DARTS IN PARKER’S PUB
Michelle Quirke and John Mulvihill defeated and Clive Putman and Mike Fealy in the weekly darts tournament Final in Parker’s Pub, Kilflynn on Saturday night 20th February. The next darts tournament takes place on Saturday night 27th February in Parker’s lounge bar. All Names in for the draw at 10.30 p.m. NO Names taken after 10.30.p.m

VODAFONE
Its easy to raise funds for Crotta Hurling Club by signing up to Vodafone. By simply signing up, the equivalent of 5% of a pay monthly bill or any top up is automatically donated to the Club, without it costing anybody a cent. To move to Vodafone or to sign up and nominate Crotta hurling club, visit your local Vodafone store or www.supportyourgaaclub.ie or ask any of the Club Officers for advice. John Mahony (Club Treasurer) Mike Parker (Club P.R.O) is available to answer any questions about the promotion and we will have some leaflets on display.

A.A MEETING
There will be A.A meeting at the Shannow FRC on Wednesday 3rd March at 8.00p.m.

ONLINE MEMBERSHIP
(Directive from Croke Park) Membership of Clubs 2010 Please note the following in relation to rules governing membership (1) The GAA on-line registration system is the only acceptable method of registering players and members in 2010. (2) The new membership year for the GAA now runs from April 1st to March 31st in the following year. (3) In order to be entitled to the rights of a full member, a person must have their fees paid to the club on a date before March 31st and be registered by the club on the online system in order to have a vote in the upcoming membership year. Therefore, the old August 1st date no longer exists for any clubs. Any intending members are advised to have their membership paid well in advance of the cut off date especially if they intend to apply for any All-Ireland Championship tickets

GAA GAELTACHT SCHOLARSHIPS 2010
The Kerry County Board in conjunction with the Munster Council and Colaiste Chorca Dhuibhne are offering part scholarships to both boys and girls between the age of 12 and 18 in the Chorca Dhuibhne Gaeltacht. In addition to improving their knowledge of Irish the students will also learn Irish songs and dance. Students will also learn the skills of Gaelic Football and Hurling during the course. The available dates are June 30th to July 22nd or July 23rd to August 14th. Those interested should contact the County Board Office at 066-7122061 or any of the club officers.

RAG MEETING
A Rag meeting in aid the oncology unit of Kerry General Hospital, will be held on the lands of P. Fuller, Kilflynn on Sunday 7th March, Starting at 11.00 a,m. Entries: phone 087 9172642 after 7.00 p.m.

REFEREES COURSE
The Kerry County Board have announced that they are running a course for any person looking to become a referee. Crotta hurling club are looking for any club member interested in becoming a referee to contact club secretary Mark Hussey. It is important that the club be proactive in providing referees, as it takes the pressure off the existing referees.

CONGRATULATIONS
The Crotta hurling club would like to congratulate Castlegregory on their fantastic win in the All-Ireland Club Junior Football Championship in Croke Park on Valentine's Day. We would also like to express our sympathies to Spa on their defeat in the Intermediate Final

SPECIAL OFFER
You can now purchase you annual Crotta hurling club membership and a Crotta hurling club yearly lottery ticket, which entitles you to one ticket in the weekly lotto draw for 52 weeks . Membership and yearly lotto ticket can be obtained from all club officers now for only 100 euro.

COMMUNITY ALERT MEETING
There will be a Abbeydorney/Kilflynn community alert meeting on Thursday 4th March at 8.00 p.m at The Shannow Family Resource Centre, The Cloisters, Abbeydorney. All are welcome to attend this meeting.

SENIOR HURLERS
Competitive action gets underway in North Kerry on Saturday, 6th March, 4.00p.m. with the Senior Hurling League. The teams have been drawn in 2 groups with the top 2 in each qualifying for the Senior ‘A’ Final and the second placed in each group playing in the Senior ‘B’ Final. Round 1 fixtures are as follows; Group 1 - Ballyduff v Kilmoyley; Causeway v St. Brendan’s v; Group 2 - Lixnaw v Ballyheigue; Abbeydorney v Crotta O’Neill’s. Further rounds on the weekends of the 3rd and 17th April.

PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT COURSE
The Shannow Family Resource Centre, in conjunction with Kerry Education Service, will run a 6 week personal development course, commencing on Tuesday 11th March, 7.00 to 9.00pm. Please telephone us on 066 71 98018 to book your place.
YOGA: Yoga classes at Shannow Family Resource Centre commencing Wednesday 24th March 10.30am to 11.30am. 25 euro for 6 weeks. LIMITED PLACES – Please telephone us on 066 71 98018 to book your place.

COUNSELLING
The Shannow Family Resource Centre is offering a low cost counselling service, 10 euro per hour. Please telephone the centre on 066 71 98018 for information.

BOXERCISE CLASS
at the Shannow Family Resource Centre, Friday mornings from 10.30 to 11.30am, only 4 euro per class. Please telephone us on 066 71 98018 to book your place on the next class.
Boxercise is a fun, non contact way to exercise. It’s an effective way to keep fit, improve co-ordination and stamina and have some fun along the way!

KIDS BOXERCISE
at the Shannow Family Resource Centre. Now taking names. Only 4 euro per class.

Do you have ARTHRITIS?
Arthritis Ireland is running a ‘Living Well With Arthritis’ (self management) programme at the Shannow Family Resource Centre, Abbeydorney. The cost is just €20 euro for 6 sessions. Names now being taken for the next course - please contact the centre on 066 71 98018.

NURSERY CHIMES
Baby Music Class, at the Shannow Family Resource Centre: This class is with Emma Shanahan and is for babies aged from 2 months to 2 years, with their parents. It will commence on Tuesday 16th March from 10.30am to 11.15am. Cost is 5 euro per baby. Please telephone the centre on 066 71 98018 for more details.

MUSIC AND MOVEMENT CLASS FOR CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS
at the Shannow Family Resource Centre. This class is with Emma Shanahan and will commence on Monday 1st March, 3.45pm to 4.45pm, for 15 weeks. Please telephone the centre on 066 71 98018 for further details.


16th February 2010
PROFESSIONAL DARTS PLAYERS FOR KILFLYNN
Parker’s Pub, Kilflynn will host former world number one ranked player Colin Lloyd nicknamed Jaws, and two time World darts Champion, Dennis The Menace Priestley for a darts exhibition in aid of Sean Marshall Bone Marrow Transplant Fund on Wednesday night 17th February at 8.00 p.m The two professional darts players will also play members of the public on the night. Your chance to play a pro dart player, and support a good cause. There will a Raffle with prizes galore to won on the night. Admission is free. A night not be missed.

TABLE QUIZ
There will be a table quiz on Friday night 26th February in Parker’s Pub and Herbert’s Bar, Kilflynn in aid of The Crotta Senior hurling training fund to book your table or for more information contact, Paul Shanahan on 087-9715781.

THANKS
The Collection for Haiti that took place in the two churches at the weekend amounted to €5,101.50. Many thanks to all who contributed.

ONLINE MEMBERSHIP
Crotta hurling club memberships now go directly to Croke Park and this years cut off date is Wednesday March 31st. Any intending members are advised to have their membership paid well in advance of the cut off date especially if they intend to apply for any All-Ireland Championship tickets. New members always welcome. Membership is as follows: 40 for players, 30 for general members, 15 for students and those under 18 years of age. To join this years membership contact Paul O'Donoghue, Registrar.

Cathal O'Connell-Russell, Kilflynn on his horse Tito at the Halfway Hunt, recently

ST. MARY'S CHURCH NEWS
Those Required for Church duties in St. Mary's Church, Kilflynn are follows: Readers: Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st February, Vigil: Curtin Family, Morning: Paul O’Donoghue. Eucharistic Ministers for Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st February, Vigil: Sheila Walsh, Morning: Jerome O’Sullivan . Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday 17th February at 10.00 a.m., Ash Wednesday – Blessing & Distribution of Ashes and Mass will be celebrated at 6.30 p.m. on Saturday 20th February for Charles & Mai Curtin, Lisanearla And Mass will be celebrated on Sunday morning 21st February at 10.00 a.m. for Michael & Sarah Hannon, The Waterfall, Kilflynn Exposition of The Blessed Sacrament:-Kilflynn: Monday 6.00 p.m. – 9.00 p.m.
Finance Meeting on Monday 15th Feb. at 8p.m. in the presbytery.

SPECIAL OFFER
You can now purchase you annual Crotta hurling club membership and a Crotta hurling club yearly lottery ticket, which entitles you to one ticket in the weekly lotto draw for 52 weeks . Membership and yearly lotto ticket can be obtained from all club officers now
for only 100 euro.

COUNSELLING
The Shannow Family Resource Centre is offering a low cost counselling service, 10 euro per hour. Please telephone the centre on 066 71 98018 for information.

BOXERCISE CLASS
at the Shannow Family Resource Centre, Friday mornings from 10.30 to 11.30am, only 4 euro per class. Please telephone us on 066 71 98018 for date of next class.
Boxercise is a fun, non contact way to exercise. It’s an effective way to keep fit, improve co-ordination and stamina and have some fun along the way!

KIDS BOXERCISE
at the Shannow Family Resource Centre. Now taking names. Only 4 euro per class.

Do you have ARTHRITIS?
Arthritis Ireland is running a ‘Living Well With Arthritis’ (self management) programme at the Shannow Family Resource Centre, Abbeydorney. It takes just 6 weekly 2 ½ hour sessions to put you back in charge of your life. The cost is just €20 euro for the 6 sessions. Names now being taken for the next course - please contact the centre on 066 71 98018.

NURSERY CHIMES
Baby Music Class, at the Shannow Family Resource Centre: This class is with Emma Shanahan and is for babies aged from 2 months to 2 years, with their parents. It will commence on Tuesday 9th March from 10.30am to 11.15am. Cost is 5 euro per baby. Please telephone the centre on 066 71 98018 for more details.

MUSIC AND MOVEMENT CLASS FOR CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS
at the Shannow Family Resource Centre. This class is with Emma Shanahan and will commence on Monday 1st March, 3.45pm to 4.45pm, for 15 weeks. Please telephone the centre on 066 71 98018 for further details.

COMPUTER COURSE FOR OVER 55S
Age Action Ireland - Basic computer class internet and email for over 55's places available beginning Monday Feb 22 at 10.30 am to 12 pm at Shannow Family Resource Centre. Fee 20 euro for 6 week course. Tel Kathleen 0872618404

CROTTA COISTE NA NOG
Crotta Coiste na nÓg will hold their Annual Church Gate Collection at masses at St. Mary’s Church, Kilflynn on Saturday 20th and 21st January. Please support.

CROTTA COISTE NA NOG TRAINING
Training for children from age 5 to age 13 will take place in St Senans indoor hall, mount coal . The following is the arrangement for each age group. Age 5 to 8 will begin training from 7pm to 8pm. on Friday nights Age 9 & 10 years will train on Tuesday evenings starting from 6pm to 7pm. Age 11 to 13 will train on Sundays starting at 12 noon to 1pm. Each child is asked to bring 2 to cover cost of hall. Once the age gap is not too big, families with two or more children who train different nights can contact Paul or Jerome to discuss options. We do not want parents doing too much travelling. Looking forward to seeing you and hope 2010 brings a lot of enjoyment to our young stars

STARS IN OUR BARS
PUNTERS from Parker’s Pub, Kilflynn are busy exercising their vocal chords and brushing up their music skills ahead of a national competition to find Ireland's top amateur entertainer.
The pub will hold a heat of the VFI sponsored Stars In Our Bars competition on Sunday evening 21st February.
The event is one of a number of heats being held in bars across Kerry, with the winners going on to represent their preferred watering hole in the county final.
The winners of each county heat will go one to compete in the national final next May.
The competition is open singers, dancers, musicians, comedians and poets over the age of 18, with the overall winner scooping a cheque for €7,500.
SO if you think you have got what it takes to knock the socks off the judges come along to Parker's on Sunday and join in the fun.
Entrance to the competition is free and anyone interested in taking part can contact Parker's Bar on 066 71 35129 or 087 9794541

CROTTA LOTTO RESULTS
There was great demand for the Crotta Hurling Club tickets during the week but no joy for local punters at Parker’s Pub, Kilflynn on Monday night, 15th February. The Four numbers drawn out of the drum by the Independent observer: Caroline Corkery, Listellick, Tralee were: 2 , 11 , 15 & 27. There were no winners of the €9,600 Jackpot. The Three lucky dip winners each receive €35: Grainne Herbert, Kilflynn, Eileen Flaherty, Lixnaw and Leila Moloney, Killarney Road, Castleisland.
The next draw will take place in Herbert’s Bar on Monday 22nd February, with a Jackpot of €9,700.Tickets are available at €2 from Club tickets sellers or from Herbert's Bar, Kilflynn Parker's Pub, Kilflynn, Byrnes Gala Shop, Kilflynn, Kilflynn Post Offices, Galvin’s Shop, Lixnaw, Foley’s Shop, Lixnaw J.J Walsh’s Bar, Lixnaw and from The Half Way Bar, Glenoe, Listowel.

A.A Meeting
There will be A.A meeting at the Shannow FRC on Wednesday 3rd March at 8.00p.m.

KERRY HURLERS
Best of luck to the Kerry senior hurlers who play Derry in Allianzs National Hurling League up in Derry on Sunday 21st February at 2.30pm

CROTTA MEMBERSHIP
Crotta hurling club membership is now up for renewal for current members. New members always welcome. Membership is as follows: 40 for players, 30 for general members, 15 for students and those under 18 years of age. To join this years membership contact Paul O'Donoghue, Registrar.

DARTS IN PARKER’S PUB
Mike Fealy and Shane Nolan defeated and Brendan Hannon and J.P Twomey in the weekly darts tournament Final in Parker’s Pub, Kilflynn on Saturday night 13th February. The next darts tournament takes place on Saturday night 20th February in Parker’s lounge bar. All Names in for the draw at 10.30 p.m. NO Names taken after 10.30.p.m

ACTIVE RETIRED GROUP
Tea Dance for the Abbeydorney/Kilflynn Active Retired Group together with the Ballyduff Active Retired Group will be held in the Ballyduff Community Centre on Sun. 21st Feb. from 2.30p.m. – 5.30p.m. A bus will leave Abbeydorney Community Hall at 1.45p.m.sharp. Contact Noreen at 7135831


9th February 2010
STARS IN OUR BARS
PUNTERS from Parker’s Pub, Kilflynn are busy exercising their vocal chords and brushing up their music skills ahead of a national competition to find Ireland's top amateur entertainer.
The pub will hold a heat of the VFI sponsored Stars In Our Bars competition on Sunday evening 21st February.
The event is one of a number of heats being held in bars across Kerry, with the winners going on to represent their preferred watering hole in the county final.
The winners of each county heat will go one to compete in the national final next May.
The competition is open singers, dancers, musicians, comedians and poets over the age of 18, with the overall winner scooping a cheque for €7,500.
SO if you think you have got what it takes to knock the socks off the judges come along to Parker's on Sunday and join in the fun.
Entrance to the competition is free and anyone interested in taking part can contact Parker's Bar on 066 71 35129 or 087 9794541

The organizers of The Kilflynn Cancer Support Fund Sixth Annual Table Quiz  on Monday night 28th December 2009.
Back Row Lto R: Fr. Jack Fitzgerald Abbeydorney P.P, Fr Pat O Donnell, Milltown P.P, Frank Lynch, John O'Flaherty and Francis White.
Front Row L to R: Caroline Lynch and Bernie White

TABLE QUIZ RAISES €4,700
A large crowd once again attended the Kilflynn Cancer Support Fund Sixth Annual Table Quiz (Fr Pat O Donnell) in Parker‘s Pub and Herbert‘s Bar, Kilflynn on Monday night 28th December 2009. The night was a great success with over Forty Four teams participated in this annual event The Quizmaster and question setter on the night was once again local man, John O’ Flaherty who had the brain cells working on over drive, with 8 rounds of 10 questions.
First prizes went to: Martin and Geraldine O ’Dowd, Laccamore, Abbeydorney, Noreen O’Sullivan, Denise O’Sullivan, Wayne Donovan and Billy Leen, Tralee . Second Prizes went to a Kilflynn team of Tom Thring, Thomas Quille, Cathal Byrne and Moira Cronin. Third Prizes winners were Kathleen Finnegan, James Finnegan, Daniel Finnegan, Joanne Finnegan of Tralee and Brian Fitzgerald, Banna
The real winners were the cancer patients and their families as 4,700. euros were raised. The committee would like to express his appreciation and gratitude to all the people who supported the recent table quiz at Herbert's Bar and Parker's Pub in aid of Cancer Support and the people who contributed most generously to the raffle on the night and big thank you to all the people who donated so many excellent spot prizes, to Herbert’s and Parker’s for hosting the event and sponsoring the prizes, and a big thanks to the people who bought items in the mini auction.

Pictured at Parker‘s Pub,Kilflynn  for the Kilflynn Cancer Support Fund Sixth Annual Table Quiz on Monday night 28th December 2009 were T.J Horgan,Tralee (Left) and Leith West,Tralee native Liam Howard who bought the signed Kerry jersey donated by Kerry captain Darren O’Sullivan and it’s now on display in his Pub, The Three Counties Irish Pub in Chicago, also in the picture are John and Bart Howard, Leith west, Tralee. Photo Mike Parker. 

Leith native Liam Howard bought the signed Kerry jersey donated by Kerry captain Darren O’Sullivan; and it’s now on display in his Pub, The Three Counties Irish Pub in Chicago. With Galway’s hurling star Joe Cooney signed sliotar and Michael Owen Man. United replica jersey and Cody’s signed Autobiography book were all bought by Kilflynn locals on the night.

Some sticky questions from the Quizmaster

Our thanks to Quiz Master and question setter John O’Flaherty for providing us with challenging and entertaining quiz, to Mc Elligott’s Sound for organising the sound between the two pubs, and finally to the 44 teams who participated for this worthy cause. We also wish to thank the following who have made donations or have given spot prizes: Debenhams, Manor, Tralee, Polymaths Books-Tralee, O'Mahony’s Bookshop-Tralee, Recharge Kerry-Tralee, Dunnes Stores-North Circular Rd., Tesco, Abbeycourt, Nolans Garage-Tralee, Paud Fuller’s beef boutique, Dillanes-Abbeydorney, Horans Veterinary Centre-Listowel, Atlantic Oils-Ardfert.
The organisers of the Denis Lynch golf tournament kindly sponsored three spot prizes to the value of 100, 50 and 50 euro and contributed another 100 euro to the fund.
The organisers would like to thank everyone who gave smaller spot prizes or who contributed to the success of the fundraiser in any way.
A sum of 3,700 euro was presented to the Recovery Haven project in Tralee and 1,000 euro was given to the Marymount Hospice in Cork.
More pictures from the Table Quiz here.

LETTER RECEIVED
from Mary Shanahan, Secretary of Recovery Haven,
" On behalf of the committee of Recovery Haven, I would like to say a thank you for your generous contribution of 3,700 from the table quiz in December. This money is greatly appreciated and will help us set up our Cancer Support House, namely Recovery Haven in Haig’s Terrace, Tralee. Again many thanks for your support."

ACTIVE RETIRED GROUP
A Social Evening for The Abbeydorney/Kilflynn Active Retired Group will be held in the Community Hall, Abbeydorney on Wednesday, February 10th, commencing at 1.00p.m. A meal will be served followed by entertainment. Transport for anyone requiring it can be arranged. Contact Noreen at 7135831.

ST. MARY'S CHURCH NEWS
Those Required for Church duties in St. Mary's Church, Kilflynn are follows: Readers: Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th February, Vigil: Michael O‘Neill, Morning: Sheehan Family. Eucharistic Ministers for Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th February, Vigil: Anne Sheehan, Morning: Noreen Leen. Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday 10th February at 10.00 a.m. Mass will be celebrated at 6.30 p.m. on Saturday 13th February for Joseph and Mary O’Neill, Gortclohy, Kilflynn And Mass will be celebrated on Sunday morning 14th February at 10.00 a.m. for Bridie Sheehan, Castletown, Kilflynn Exposition of The Blessed Sacrament:-Kilflynn: Monday 6.00 p.m. – 9.00 p.m.
Finance Meeting on Monday 15th Feb. at 8p.m. in the presbytery.

SUPPORT YOUR CLUB
Support Crotta Hurling Club with the Vodafone GAA Club Programme. Vodafone Ireland has teamed up with the GAA to launch the Vodafone Support Your GAA Club Programme. This provides you with a terrific new opportunity to support Crotta hurling Club at no extra cost to yourself! With the Vodafone Support Your GAA Club programme, 5% of a Vodafone Ireland customer's mobile phone Pay Monthly bill or Top Up will go to Crotta hurling Club, without costing customers a cent extra.
There are also additional incentives for the Club if any of our members or supporters switch from their current network to Vodafone Ireland. In fact the club receives a bonus of €5 per person who switches, PLUS 5% of their Pay Monthly bill or Top Up.
And remember you don't have to be living in the area to help us. Supporters anywhere in Ireland can log onto www.supportyourgaaclub.ie and register Crotta hurling Club as the club they would like to help.
This new programme has enormous fund-raising potential for us so we really encourage all supporters who use Vodafone to sign up and all others to consider switching.
To sign up or to read more on this fantastic offer visit: www.supportyourgaaclub.ie or Contact any Club Officer for Further Information.

COMMUNITY ALERT MEETING
There will be a Abbeydorney/Kilflynn community alert meeting on Thursday 4th March at 8.00 p.m at The Shannow Family Resource Centre, The Cloisters, Abbeydorney. All are welcome to attend this meeting.

O'SUZETTE
Made in Love, the perfect place for your Valentine's Sunday. Our commitment: Love and Sun in your plate.
Call Catherine at O’Suzette’s Restaurant, on 066 71 98887 for booking or details

DARTS EXHIBITION FUNDRAISER
There will be a darts exhibition on Wednesday night 17th February at 8.00 p.m in Parker’s Pub, Kilflynn between former world number one ranked player Colin Lloyd nicknamed Jaws, and two time World darts Champion, Dennis The Menace Priestley in aid of Sean Marshall Bone Marrow Transplant Fund. The two professional darts players will also play members of the public on the night. Your chance to play a pro dart player, and support a good cause. There will a Raffle, spot prizes galore to won also on the night. Admission is free. A night not be missed.

JOBS CLUB
A FAS Jobs Club will be held at The Shannow Family Resource Centre, The Cloisters, Abbeydorney over 3 weeks, from 10am to 1pm each day, commencing on Monday 15th February 2010.
Covers CV preparation, filling out application forms, writing a cover letter and interview techniques.
Please contact the Jobs Club on 068 24981 or the Shannow Family Resource Centre on 066 71 98018 to book your place.
This Programme Is Free and is Funded By FAS and North & East Kerry Development.

COUNSELLING
The Shannow Family Resource Centre is offering a low cost counselling service, 10 euro per hour. Please telephone the centre on 066 71 98018 for information.

BOXERCISE CLASS
at the Shannow Family Resource Centre, Friday mornings from 10.30 to 11.30am, only 4 euro per class. Please telephone us on 066 71 98018 for date of next class.
Boxercise is a fun, non contact way to exercise. It’s an effective way to keep fit, improve co-ordination and stamina and have some fun along the way!

TABLE QUIZ
There will be a table quiz on Friday night 26th February in Parker’s Pub and Herbert’s Bar, Kilflynn in aid of The Crotta Senior hurling training fund to book your table or for more information contact, Paul Shanahan on 087 9715781.

KIDS BOXERCISE
at the Shannow Family Resource Centre. Now taking names. Only 4 euro per class.

ARTHRITIS IRELAND
Do you have ARTHRITIS?:
Arthritis Ireland is running a ‘Living Well With Arthritis’ (self management) programme at the Shannow Family Resource Centre, Abbeydorney. It takes just 6 weekly 2 ½ hour sessions to put you back in charge of your life. The cost is just €20 euro for the 6 sessions. Names now being taken for the next course - please contact the centre on 066 71 98018.

NURSERY CHIMES
Baby Music Class, at the Shannow Family Resource Centre: This class is with Emma Shanahan and is for babies aged from 2 months to 2 years, with their parents. It will commence on Tuesday 9th March from 10.30am to 11.15am. Cost is 5 euro per baby. Please telephone the centre on 066 71 98018 for more details.

COME DANCING
Dancing every Monday night at St. Columbus Centre, Kilflynn from 9.00 p.m. Learn to Waltz, Foxrot, Jive and much more. Plenty of exercise and fun guaranteed. All welcome

MUSIC AND MOVEMENT CLASS FOR CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS
at the Shannow Family Resource Centre. This class is with Emma Shanahan and will commence on Monday 1st March, 3.45pm to 4.45pm, for 15 weeks. Please telephone the centre on 066 71 98018 for further details.

ABBEYDORNEY CLUB DRAW
Congratulations to Graham Harris, Clounsillagh, Lixnaw, who won 1st prize of €1000. in the Abbeydorney GAA Club 6 Monthly Draw on Sunday 7th February and 2nd prize of €250 went to Mundy Hayes, Glenballyma, Kilflynn. Well done lads. The tickets were sold by Michael Leen, Abbeydorney.

CROTTA COISTE NA NOG TRAINING
Training for children from age 5 to age 13 will take place in St Senans indoor hall commencing February 5th. The following is the arrangement for each age group. Age 5 to 8 will begin training on Friday February 5th from 7pm to 8pm. Age 9 & 10 years will train on Tuesday evenings starting on Tuesday Feb 9th from 6pm to 7pm. Age 11 to 13 will train on Sundays starting Sunday February 14th at 12 noon to 1pm. Each child is asked to bring 2 to cover cost of hall. Once the age gap is not too big, families with two or more children who train different nights can contact Paul or Jerome to discuss options. We do not want parents doing too much travelling. Looking forward to seeing you and hope 2010 brings a lot of enjoyment to our young stars

CROTTA LOTTO RESULTS
There was great demand for the Crotta Hurling Club tickets during the week but no joy for local punters at Herbert’s bar on Monday night, 8th February. The Four numbers drawn out of the drum by the Independent observer: Tommy Parkinson, Tullig, Kilflynn were: 17 , 22 , 26 & 27. There were no winners of the €9,500 Jackpot. The Three lucky dip winners each receive €35: Shane Herbert, Kilflynn, Matt Lynch, Tullig, Kilflynn, and Niamh Byrne, Gala Shop, Kilflynn.
The next draw will take place in Parker‘s Pub, Kilflynn on Monday 15th February, with a Jackpot of €9,600.Tickets are available at €2 from Club tickets sellers or from Herbert's Bar, Kilflynn Parker's Pub, Kilflynn, Byrnes Gala Shop, Kilflynn, Kilflynn Post Offices, Galvin’s Shop, Lixnaw, Foley’s Shop, Lixnaw J.J Walsh’s Bar, Lixnaw and from The Half Way Bar, Glenoe, Listowel.

CROTTA MEMBERSHIP
Crotta hurling club membership is now up for renewal for current members. New members always welcome. Membership is as follows: 40 for players, 30 for general members, 15 for students and those under 18 years of age. To join this years membership contact Paul O'Donoghue, Registrar.

DARTS IN PARKER’S PUB
Declan Falvey and Phil Morris defeated and John Mulvihill and Eileen Brennan in the weekly darts tournament Final in Parker’s Pub, Kilflynn on Saturday night 6th February. The next darts tournament takes place on Saturday night 13th February in Parker’s lounge bar. All Names in for the draw at 10.30 p.m. NO Names taken after 10.30.p.m

KILFLYNN AREA DEVELOPMENT A.G.M
The Annual General Meeting of the Kilflynn Area Development Association will be held on Tuesday night 16th February at 8.30 p.m. at 8.30 p.m. sharp in St. Columbus Centre, Kilflynn. All welcome

BIRTHDAYS
Congratulations to Kilflynn duo of Alan Leen, and Shane McAullifee, who celebrated their 21st birthdays with their families and friends at a double party in Parker’s lounge bar, on Saturday 23rd January

North & East Kerry Development
A course for Women Parenting Alone, Women Living in Rural Areas and Women involved in Farming will run Tue. and Wed.10.00a.m. to 1.00p.m. in An Tóchar, Causeway, starting on Tuesday, 2nd March. If you are interested contact Dee or Hilary at 068 23429.

Al-Anon Meeting
at the Shannow FRC on Monday, 8th February at 8.30p.m.

CREATIVE WRITING
The Seanchaí Centre, Listowel will commence classes in Creative Writing for primary & secondary school students on Sat. Feb. 13th from 10 a.m. for 8 weeks. For further info. contact the Centre at 068 22212.

YOUTH 2000 PRAYER GROUP MEETING
Youth 2000 Prayer Group Meeting every Thursday night 7.30p.m. – 8.30p.m. in the Presentation Convent Chapel, Lixnaw. Contact Anne on 086 4082389.

SAMARITANS
The Samaritans will hold an information evening on Feb. 16th at 8p.m.and a selection evening on Feb. 23rd at 7.30p.m. If interested contact 066 7122566.


2nd February 2010
COMMUNITY ALERT MEETING
There will be an information meeting for the Abbeydorney/Kilflynn community alert areas on Wednesday 3rd February at 8.00 p.m at The Shannow Family Resource Centre, The Cloisters, Abbeydorney. All are welcome to attend this meeting.

LETTER RECEIVED
from Ted Moynihan Chairman Kerry Hospice Foundation Fundraising
"Just a sincere note of thanks to the Kilflynn wren group and all the people of the parish for their generous donation of 800 euro to the Kerry Hospice Foundation. We truly appreciate your generosity , and that you choose the Kerry Hospice as the charity you would like to support. I can assure ye that all monies received will go towards the organisations and development of our services. They are used for the comfort of the patients and their families in our care. The home care services which is provided to patients free of charge cost in the region of 150,000 per year. Any surplus money will go towards the building of phase two of our building programme, which is the building of an impatient unit within fifteen beds, which we hope to have built by 2014 or before.
The first phase was the building of Palliative Day Care Centre in the grounds of Kerry General Hospital. This unit is now up and running , and is very busy treating patients from all over the County Kerry
I would like to wish everybody a happy and a healthy 2010."

The Kilflynn wren group who raised 800 euro for Kerry Hospice Foundation on St.Stephen's Day L to R:Gene O'Sullivan, Fergus O'Sullivan, Gerry Lenihan, Ray Fahy, Paul Lenihan, Eoin O'Sullivan, Paul Shanahan, TJ O'Sullivan, Sean Abeyta and Willie Keane.

Crotta Hurling Club A.G.M
The Crotta Hurling Club Annual General Meeting was held in their clubrooms Dromakee, Kilflynn on Friday 29th January, before a nice sizeable crowd.
Paud Twomey Chairman presided. The games and club events of the past year were reviewed, by Club secretary, Shane Herbert, and Treasurer, John Mahony, both presented very detailed accounts
The following officers were elected to serve the club for the 2010 season:
Patrons: Fr. Jack Fitzgerald and Fr. Kevin O‘Sullivan.
Joint Presidents: Laurence Twomey and Brendan Neenan,
Vice President: John McCarthy, Tom Cronin, Tom Kenny And Dick Mc Elligott.
Chairman: Paud Twomey, Vice Chairman: John Shanahan (Irrebeg), Secretary: Mark Hussey, Registrar: Paul O’Donoghue, Treasurer: John Mahony, P.R.O: Mike Parker
County Board Delegate: Dan McCarthy, (Proxy Graham Harris) North Kerry Hurling Board Delegates: Paddy Weir and Shane Herbert, Scor officer Anne Mahony and Alcohol and Substance abuse officer: Karl Shanahan.

SUPPORT YOUR CLUB
Support Crotta Hurling Club with the Vodafone GAA Club Programme. Vodafone Ireland has teamed up with the GAA to launch the Vodafone Support Your GAA Club Programme. This provides you with a terrific new opportunity to support Crotta hurling Club at no extra cost to yourself! With the Vodafone Support Your GAA Club programme, 5% of a Vodafone Ireland customer's mobile phone Pay Monthly bill or Top Up will go to Crotta hurling Club, without costing customers a cent extra.
There are also additional incentives for the Club if any of our members or supporters switch from their current network to Vodafone Ireland. In fact the club receives a bonus of €5 per person who switches, PLUS 5% of their Pay Monthly bill or Top Up.
And remember you don't have to be living in the area to help us. Supporters anywhere in Ireland can log onto www.supportyourgaaclub.ie and register Crotta hurling Club as the club they would like to help.
This new programme has enormous fund-raising potential for us so we really encourage all supporters who use Vodafone to sign up and all others to consider switching.
To sign up or to read more on this fantastic offer visit: www.supportyourgaaclub.ie or Contact any Club Officer for Further Information.

JOBS CLUB
A FAS Jobs Club will be held at The Shannow Family Resource Centre, The Cloisters, Abbeydorney over 3 weeks, from 10am to 1pm each day, commencing on Monday 15th February 2010.
Participants in the course will receive valuable support and advice regarding the steps to take when actively seeking employment. Some of the topics covered include CV preparation, filling out application forms, writing a cover letter and interview techniques.
Please contact the Jobs Club on 068 24981 or the Shannow Family Resource Centre on 066 71 98018 to book your place.
This Programme Is Free and is Funded By FAS and North & East Kerry Development.

COUNSELLING
The Shannow Family Resource Centre is offering a low cost counselling service, 10 euro per hour. Please telephone the centre on 066 71 98018 for information.

BOXERCISE CLASS
At the Shannow Family Resource Centre. Places available, every Friday from 10.30 to 11.30 am, only 4 per class.
Boxercise classes are a fun, non contact way to exercise. They are an effective way to keep fit, improve co-ordination and stamina and have some fun along the way! Please telephone 066 71 98018 or just come along on Friday morning.

KIDS BOXERCISE
At the Shannow Family Resource Centre. Now taking names. Only 4 per class.

Do you have ARTHRITIS?
Arthritis Ireland is running a Living Well With Arthritis (self management) programme at the Shannow Family Resource Centre, Abbeydorney. It takes just 6 weekly 2 = hour sessions to put you back in charge of your life. The cost is just 20 euro for the 6 sessions. There are still some places available. Please call into the centre or phone Sinead on 066 71 98018 for more information.

ABBEYLIX CAMOGIE CLUB
The Abbeylix Camogie club are about to start Camogie training for 2010. We would like to get all parents and children together next Sunday evening the 7th of February at 6 o clock in the complex Abbeydorney. This meeting will not last long, just need to know where children would like to train and what day or evening would suit people. If any parents are interested in helping out in any way in the club you are more then welcome. If you have any queries you can contact Maureen Spillane on 0871253680 or Helen Maunsell on 0879663804.

DARTS EXHIBITION FUNDRAISER
There will be a darts exhibition on Wednesday night 17th February at 8.00 p.m in Parker’s Pub, Kilflynn between former world number one ranked player Colin Lloyd nicknamed Jaws, and two time World darts Champion, Dennis The Menace Priestley in aid of Sean Marshall Bone Marrow Transplant Fund. The two professional darts players will also play members of the public on the night. There will a Raffle, spot prizes galore to won also b.b.q on the night. Admission is free. A night not be missed

CROTTA COISTE NA NOG TRAINING
Training for children from age 5 to age 13 will take place in St Senans indoor hall commencing February 5th. The following is the arrangement for each age group. Age 5 to 8 will begin training on Friday February 5th from 7pm to 8pm. Age 9 & 10 years will train on Tuesday evenings starting on Tuesday Feb 9th from 6pm to 7pm. Age 11 to 13 will train on Sundays starting Sunday February 14th at 12 noon to 1pm. Each child is asked to bring 2 to cover cost of hall. Once the age gap is not too big, families with two or more children who train different nights can contact Paul or Jerome to discuss options. We do not want parents doing too much travelling. Looking forward to seeing you and hope 2010 brings a lot of enjoyment to our young stars

ENGAGEMENT
Heartiest congratulations and best wishes are extended to Liam Mc Elligott, Castletown, Kilflynn and Aisling McElligott, Ballyhennessy, Lixnaw who got engaged on Monday 1st February. Best wishes are extended to the happy couple from all their family and friends for a happy, healthy and successful future together

ABBEYDORNEY BORD NA NOG
The Medal Presentation for the Abbeydorney under-age hurling teams was held in the Abbeydorney sports complex on Friday, January 15th. Congratulations to Tom McElligott, Leam, Kilflynn who received the under 15 player of the year award.

MOBILE LIBRARY
The Kerry Mobile library will visit Kilflynn Village every second Monday, with the next visit on Monday 8th February from 1.45 to 2.45 pm. This is a completely free service and all are welcome

CROTTA LOTTO RESULTS
The quest still continues for the big jackpot winner in The Crotta hurling club lottery
The Four numbers drawn out of the drum by the Independent observer: Gillian Hughes, Beaufort, Killarney, for lotto weekly draw on Monday night 1st February, in Parker’s Pub, Kilflynn were: 2 , 7 , 18 & 21. There were no winners of the €9,400 Jackpot. The Three lucky dip winners each receive €35: Cyril Lynch, Tullig, Kilflynn, Carmel Conway , Tralee and Lorraine Murphy, Kilfeighney South , Kilflynn.
The next draw will take place in Herbert‘s , Kilflynn on Monday 8th February, with a Jackpot of €9,500.Tickets are available at €2 from Club tickets sellers or from Herbert's Bar, Kilflynn Parker's Pub, Kilflynn, Byrnes Gala Shop, Kilflynn, Kilflynn Post Offices, 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
J.P Twomey and Micheal O’Sullivan defeated Declan Falvey and John Leahy in the weekly darts tournament Final in Parker’s Pub, Kilflynn on Saturday night 30th January. The next darts tournament takes place on Saturday night 6th February in Parker’s lounge bar. All Names in for the draw at 10.30 p.m. NO Names taken after 10.30.p.m

Crotta Senior hurlers Receives Sponsored Kit Bags
Mike Parker of Parker’s Pub, Kilflynn presented the Crotta Senior hurling squad with new kit bags, prior to new hurling season at the sports field, Dromakee, Kilflynn on Sunday 31st January..

Back row: Francis Keane, John Shanahan (Selector), Michael Parker, Thomas Quille, Pa Quille, Philip Twomey, Aaron Sheehan, Andrew Keane, Cathal Keane, Tom Mc Elligott, Mike Parker (Sponsor), Paud Twomey (Crotta Chairman), Tom Cronin (Senior Captain), Diarmiud McKenna, Martin Keane, Paul Shanahan (Joint Manager/ Trainer), Jack Twomey, J.P McElligott, Johnny Hannon, Con O'Donnell, John Howard, John Mahony and Seamie Sheehan (Joint Manager/ Trainer)
Middle Row: Hazel Parker and Gavin Parker.
Front Row: Matt Lynch, Shane Nolan ,Ian McCarthy, Darragh Mc Auliffe, Luke Sheehan, Brendan Culhane, Mike Lynch (vice captain), Mauric McElligott, Paul Costello, Padraig O'Leary, Cyril Lynch and Richard Nolan

KERRY HURLERS
The Kerry senior hurlers were defeated by University Limerick in the Waterford Crystal Cup in Austin Stacks Park, Tralee on Saturday 17th January on the final score of 3-15 to 1-15 The Crotta hurling club was well represented by Andrew Keane, Shane Nolan and Richard Nolan on the Kerry team, it is nice to see Andrew back in the green and gold jersey again, He played at corner back, Shane Nolan played at corner forward, while his brother Richard came off the bench to made his Kerry Senior debut. It’s great to see the Nolan name back in Kerry hurling again, just like their uncles Cyril and late Todd Nolan who gave great service to Kerry hurling.
Kerry’s next outing will be in the first round of the National League Division 3 on Sunday 21st February when Kerry travel up north to play Derry. Kerry other group games are as follows: Round 2- Sunday 28th February, Mayo v Kerry in Castlebar. Round 3- Sunday Kerry v Meath at Tralee, Round 4- Sunday 21st March, London v Kerry at Ruislip. Round 5- Saturday 27th March, Kerry v Armagh in Tralee.

I .T TRALEE HURLERS
Davy Fitzgerald’s trained Waterford side defeated the I .T Tralee hurling team at Austin stack park, Tralee
On Saturday 23rd January in the Waterford Crystal cup on the 2-13 to 3-05 final score line. Crotta hurler Pa Quille was the sole Kerry player in the starting fifteen and he played well at corner back, giving noting away against a very dangerous performer in Shane Walsh.

BIRTHDAYS
Congratulations to Kilflynn duo of Alan Leen, and Darragh McAullifee, who celebrated their 21st birthdays with their families and friends at a double party in Parker’s lounge bar, on Saturday 23rd January. Congratulations to Norma Conway, Lixnaw who celebrated her 30th Birthday with her family and friends in Herberts bar on Saturday night 30th January.

ALL SEASONS FLORIST
Valentines day specials at All Seasons Florist, Kilflynn village, dozen red roses 70......6 red roses 30......single red rose 10.......mixed bouquets including a red rose from 30 upwards, teddys and helium baloons also available FREE DELIVERY throughout north kerry, telephone Christina on 066 7198813...

CROTTA MEMBERSHIP
Crotta hurling club membership is now up for renewal for current members. New members always welcome. Membership is as follows: 40 for players, 30 for general members, 15 for students and those under 18 years of age. To join this years membership contact Paul O'Donoghue, Registrar.

CROTTA COISTE NA NOG
On Saturday evening 30th January Crotta Coiste Na Nog held their awards night in St Columbus Centre. The awards night was for under 8, under 10 and under 12 panels from 2009.

2009 Crotta Coiste Na Nog under 8, under 10 and under 12 hurling panels at the awards night in St Columbus Centre.On Saturday evening 30th January.
Photo: Mike Parker

Our under 8 team had a great winning a number of challenge matches and playing some great matches in the Abbeydorney Blitz competetions. Coaches Paddy, Aidan and Tom have done some great work with this panel of 20 players and the club thanks them for that.
Under 10 team contested the two under 10 Blitz 'A' finals winning the second one in Ardfert. We had 22 players and all played at some stage during the two tournaments. In the second final in Ardfert considering it is 10 a side we used 6 subs in the final. The remaining subs still have 3 more years under 10 so will get plenty of match experience in the years to come. Brendan, Jerome, Plunkett and Paul are thanked for the tremendous work with this group of players.
Our under 12 team had a tremendous year winning Division 2 final, gaining promotion and contesting the Division 1 final. They won the under 12 Blitz in Ballyduff and contested the Eddie Hayes Tournament. A panel of 25 players is being coached by Mike, Martin, Paul and Jerome.
A large crowd attended the awards night and in his address Paul O'Donoghue thanked all parents for bringing the young children to and from training and matches. He thanked the club coaches at all levels in the Coiste Na Nog part of the club. He thanked the players for their commitment and congratulated them on their achievements.
Paul welcomed everyone and introduced the two special guests for the night. They were Maurice Leahy North Kerry Hurling Coach and John Griffin South Kerry Hurling Coach and current County player and they presented the medals to the winning panels. It was great to have two of our coaches who are doing so much great work in keeping the game of hurling alive in the county. Paul thanked both coaches for attending and for all the help they have given us over the years.
Our main sponsor Tom Walsh Plants and John Kelly who sponsored sliotars last year were thanked for their support.
Sonny Egan chairman of Crotta Coiste Na Nog spoke and thanked Maurice and John for being present on the night. He thanked all parents, coaches and players and said it was great to see so many children playing our national game.
Finally Paul thanked Big Jim for the disco, St Columbus Centre for use of the hall and Tom Fitzgerald the photographer. The Club would like to thank Muiris McCarthy, Lixnaw for sponsoring the drinks for the children. To Maura, Sheila and all who helped in giving out food and refreshments we say a big thank you.

SYMPATHY
Due to the death of their granddad, Sean and Geroid Galvin were unable to attend the awards ceremony. These two lads were instrumental in Crotta winning competitions last year and we extend our sincere sympathy to Annette, Tom and family. May he rest in peace

ST. MARY'S CHURCH NEWS
Those Required for Church duties in St. Mary's Church, Kilflynn are follows: Readers: Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th February, Vigil: Helen Kelly-Fuller, Morning: Arlene Mahony. Eucharistic Ministers for Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th February, Vigil: Joe Buckley, Morning: Mary McCarthy. Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday 5th February at 10.00 a.m. for St. Blaise- Blessing of Throats. Mass will be celebrated on Friday night 5th February at 7.00 p.m fir Paud and Hannah Quille , Clounafineela, Kilflynn
Mass will be celebrated at 6.30 p.m. on Saturday 6th February for Sr. Rose Twomey, Gortclohy and Tralee (died recently) And Mass will be celebrated on Sunday morning 7th February at 10.00 a.m. Exposition of The Blessed Sacrament:-Kilflynn: Monday 6.00 p.m. – 9.00 p.m.

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