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FEBRUARY 2011

22nd February 2011

THANKS
The Kilflynn Cancer Support Group would like to thank all those who helped with their fundraising drive during the month of December. The Kilflynn Chronicle was a big success and the group would like to thank all those that contributed articles or photos as well as the local businesses whose sponsorship made the publication possible. The Christmas quiz was again a great social occasion in the village with up to fifty teams participating. The group would like to thank all those who supported us on the night by taking part, all those who helped out and those who generously donated spot prizes for the draw and raffles. Thanks also to the bars and John McElligott for sorting out the wonderful ‘simulcast’ sound system. The painting donated by Linda Graham sold on the night for 1500 euro, and we are very grateful to Linda for donating her wonderful work of art. To date the group has forwarded a total of 8800 euro to four cancer charities. Donations of 2500 euro each were given to the following; The Oncology Unit at Cork University Hospital, Recovery Haven,Tralee and The Kerry Hospice. A sum of 1300 euro was forwarded to Kerry Cancer Support. Some small amounts are still being collected and will be distributed at a later date.

ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE
Kilflynn St. Patrick’s Day Parade meeting will be held on Thursday 24th February in St. Columbas Centre, Kilflynn at 9.00 p.m. All Musicians, Organisations, School Kids Parents are requested to attend this meeting. Due to the success of last years parade it is vital people attend and give their support and a little help in organizing events. All Ideas welcome. Please attend this meeting.

BIRTHDAY GIRL:Helena Brennan, Kilflynn (seated centre) Celebrates her 21st Birthday with family and friends in Parker's Lounge Bar, Kilflynn on Saturday 19th February. Photo Clive Putman

GOLF SCRAMBLE
The Ballyduff Rambles Golf Society 18 Hole Scramble sponsored by Green Road Deliveries and Parker’s Bar will be held on Saturday 12th March in Mahony’s point golf course, Killarney. Tee Time 1pm to 1.40 p.m Entry Fee only 50 euro. Prize giving ceremony in Parker’s Pub at 8.00 p.m. All Interested parties please contact Danny Caffrey on 087 2861340.

ACTIVE RETIRED
A Social evening for the Abbeydorney/Kilflynn Active Retired will held on Wednesday 23rd February in Abbeydorney Community Hall commencing at 1.00 p.m. A meal will be served, followed by Entertainment. Transport for anyone requiring it can be arranged. Contact Noreen at 066 7135831.

CROTTA COISTE NA NOG
The Crotta hurling' Coiste na nÓg would like to thank all who supported their Annual Church gate collection, on Saturday 19th and Saturday 20th February at masses in St . Mary’s Church, Kilflynn, Also thanks to all those who took up the collection.

MAGS BOUTIQUE
Spring / Summer Collection Now in Stock. New Range of Handbags also available

BIRTHDAY GIRL:Helena Brennan,Kilflynn pictured with her mother and father,Bridie and Joe and Brothers Diarmuid and Ray enjoying her 21st Birthday Celebrations in Parker's Pub, Kilflynn on Saturday Night 19th February.

CROTTA MEMBERSHIP
Crotta hurling club membership is now up for renewal for current members. New members always welcome. Membership is as follows: 30 for players, 30 for general members, 15 for students and O.A.P. To join this years membership contact Annette Nolan Secretary/Registrar.

KERRY HURLERS
Congratulations and well done to Kerry hurlers who captured their first brace of points In the Allianz Hurling League Div 2, with a 2-23 to 3-17 victory over Down in Fitzgerald Stadium, Killarney. At half-time, Kerry led Down 2-16 to 1-5. Kerry's superb goals came from Aidan Boyle and John Egan. Darragh O'Connell has scored 7 points, 2 from play. Down's goal came from a penalty converted by Gareth Johnson.
Down outscored Kerry in the second half and goals from Connor Mageean and Scott Nicholson in the last five minutes of the game did not rattle the home team. Darragh O'Connell got 10 of the Kerrry points -three from play and 7 frees. The Kerry spectators really got behind their side in Fitzgerald Stadium and appreciated this fantastic display by the Kerry Hurlers. The Crotta Hurling club was well represented by Andrew Keane at corner back and Shane Nolan at corner forward who scored two points

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

KERRY BEAT MAYO
A penalty, converted by Bryan Sheehan, gave Kerry a lead they did not lose late into the second half of this game. Played in Castlebar on Sunday, 20 February both teams were level 0-5 each at half time. Great displays especially from the Kerry defence ensured the points went to the Kingdom. Final score Kerry 1-08 to 0-08.

CHRISTY RING AWARDS
Congratulations to Kerry hurlers Darragh O'Connell, Abbeydorney Tom Murnane Kilmoyley and Mikey Boyle Ballyduff who were presented with Christy Ring awards
on Friday 11th February 2011.

HERBERTS BAR
Back by popular demand next Sunday evening 27th of Feb, local favourites. The Millsiders.

HURLING COACHING COURSE
A Foundation Hurling coaching course will take place on Friday February 25th in Ballyheighue at 7pm till 9pm. This will be done over three Friday evenings Feb 25th, March 4th and March 11th. The club may hold its own Foundation level course in Kilflynn in April depending on numbers. Let Annette Nolan Senior secretary or Paul O'Donoghue Coiste na nOg secretary know as soon as possible if interested.

CROTTA COISTE NA NOG A.G.M
Crotta Coiste na nOg AGM will take place on Thursday March 10th in St Columbas Centre, Kilflynn at 9.30pm. All welcome.

REFEREES COURSE
A referees course will take place in March. Anyone interested in doing this course please contact Annette or Paul.

COLLEGES WIN
Well done to St Michaels College, Listowel on winning the First Year sheild at the recent seven a side hurling blitz. A number of Crotta underage hurlers play for the College. Congratulations to all especially to Donnacha Brosnan who captained the team and to Jerome O'Sullivan who trained them.

UNIQUE SALON
Friday and Saturday Beauty Specials at Unique Salon in Kilflynn Village: File and French polish only €8. And get your make up done for only €15 and add a blow dry or up style and receive the 2 for €30. Unique 066-7198821.

GREAT DARTS WINS FOR SHANE AND SEAN
Congratulations and Well Done to Sean Marshall and Shane Nolan who qualified for The V.F.I National Darts Singles and Doubles Competitions in Bunker’s Bar, Killorglin on Friday night 18th February. Jason Nolan Also acquitted himself well in the Single tournament. The lads qualified at the heats of The V.F.I National Darts competition in Parker’s Pub, Kilflynn. And on Sunday 20th February, Sean and Shane captured the Doubles Darts tournament in Healy Rae's, Kilgarvan. This was the lads fourth time winning the tournament in the last five, there never competed in last year‘s event. Simply magnificent achievement lads. For the record Shane also scored two points for the Kerry Senior hurlers with 2-23 to 3-17 victory over Down in Fitzgerald Stadium, Killarney In the Allianz Hurling League Div 2.

ALL IRELAND TALENT SHOW
Congratulations and well done to Crotta hurler John O'Connor- Guitar and the other Members of 2 Day Nation, Conor Breen -Vocals, David Ryall - Guitar, Darragh Collins -Bass
Johno Donnell -Drums who are were representing Tralee and the South in the All Ireland Talent Show on Sunday night 20th February and qualify for the semi finals. Keep it going 2 Day Nation.

PILATES CLASSES
The Pilates classes have commence in St. Columbus Centre, Kilflynn. on Wednesday and Friday nights. Classes at 7.30 p.m. to 9.00 p.m. You are still welcome to join the classes at any time or Both classes if you wish, You will need gym ball (fit ball) mat, weights for exercises. Any queries and to book a place contact Maureen on 085 7516882

CROTTA LOTTO RESULTS
Tickets for the Crotta hurling club weekly lottery sold like hot cakes again at the weekend with everyone striving their best to win the BIG Jackpot of €15,000. The four numbers picked out of the drum by Independent Observer, Helen Eglenton, Cambridge,England were: 1,19,21 and 24 at Herbert’s Bar, Kilflynn on Monday 21st February. However Once again no one came up with the correct combination of numbers and the BIG Jackpot survived for another week. The Lucky dip prizes winner each receives €35: Sarah Brick, Ballyconnell Heights, Kilflynn, Brendan Hannon, Laccamore,Kilflynn, The O'Dwyer Family, C/o Michael O'Neill, Clounafineela, Kilflynn. The next draw will take place in Parker‘s Pub, Kilflynn on Monday 28th February with a Jackpot of 15,100.Tickets are available at 2 Euro each or 3 for 5 euro from Club tickets sellers or from Herbert's Bar, Kilflynn Parker's Pub, Kilflynn, Byrnes Gala Shop, Kilflynn, Kilflynn Post Offices, Galvins Shop, Lixnaw, Foleys Shop, Lixnaw J.J Walshs Bar, Lixnaw, Quilter's Bar, Lixnaw and from The Half Way Bar, Glenoe, Listowel, you can also play on the Crotta lotto on line now, check out www.crottagaa.ie or www.locallotto.ie.

DARTS
There was no darts doubles tournament on Saturday 19th February due to large crowds who attended the Birthday parties in Parker’s Pub, The next darts doubles tournament takes place on Saturday night 26th February at 10.30 p.m. in Parkers front Bar. Names MUST be in for 10.15 p.m. NO Names after this Time. First game of the Tournament must start at 10.30p.m. Sharp

ST. MARY'S CHURCH NEWS
There will be No Mass on Wednesday 16th February at 10.00 a.m. and Mass will be celebrated at 6.30 p.m. on Saturday 26th February, for Deceased members of the Walsh Family,Cappa, Kilflynn, and Mass will be celebrated on Sunday morning 27th February at 10.00 a.m. Exposition of The Blessed Sacrament:-Kilflynn: Monday 6.00 p.m. - 9.00p.m. Eucharistic Ministers: Vigil, Anne Sheehan, Morning, Mary Neenan
Readers: Vigil, Helen Condon, Morning, Joe McAuliffe.

KERRY STROKE SUPPORT GROUP
The Kerry Stroke Support Group are holding their next meeting in St. Brendan’s Pastoral Centre, Tralee on Wednesday 23rd February at 7.30 p.m. Guest Speaker: Owen Daly, Pharmacist- Stroke and Medication issues. Admission is free. All are welcome.

NOTES
Anyone interested in submitted items for the Kilflynn notes, can contact Mike on 066 7135129 or 087 9794541 or email mikeparker@eircom.net before 12 noon on Monday


15th February 2011
ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE
Kilflynn St. Patrick’s Day Parade meeting will be held on Thursday 24th February in St. Columbas Centre, Kilflynn at 9.00 p.m. All Musicians, Organisations, School Kids Parents are requested to attend this meeting. Due to the success of last years parade it is vital people attend and give their support and a little help in organizing events. All Ideas welcome. Please attend this meeting.

CROTTA COISTE NA NOG
The Crotta hurling' Coiste na nÓg will hold their Annual Church gate collection, this Saturday 19th and Saturday 20th February at masses in St . Mary’s Church, Kilflynn. Please support .
Proud Parents Jessica and Brian Nammock, Maynooth, Co. Kildare(centre)with Godparents Michael Murphy and Tanya Moriarty with baby Caoimhe who was christened on Saturday 5th February in St.John's Church, Tralee by Fr. Kevin O'Sullivan and celebrated afterwards with family and friends in Parker's Lounge Bar, Kilflynn.

More Pictures from the Christening Here

CROTTA HURLING CLUB A.G.M
The Crotta Hurling Club Annual General Meeting was held in St. Columbas Centre, Kilflynn on Friday 11th February, before a large crowd. Paud Twomey Chairman presided. The games and club events of the past year were reviewed, by Club secretary, Mark Hussey, and a comprehensive financial report from Treasurer John Mahony, both presented very detailed and excellent reports. Bord Na Og Chairman Sonny Egan gave an report of all the Bord Na Og Club's Activities during 2010. Outgoing chairman Paud Twomey did not seek re-election and all praise to him for his hard work over a number of years, also Other officers who did not seek re-election were Secretary Mark Hussey, Treasurer John Mahony and Registrar Paul O’Donoghue Thanks to outgoing officers for their work during their terms in office and best of luck to the new officers in 2011
The following officers were elected to serve the club for the 2011 season:
Patrons: Fr. Micheal O’Dochartaigh.
President: Brendan Neenan,
Vice President: John McCarthy, Tom Cronin, Tom Kenny And Dick Mc Elligott.
Chairman: Dan Mc Carthy, Vice Chairman: John Shanahan (Irrebeg), Secretary/Registrar: Annette Nolan, Treasurer: Johnny Hannon, P.R.O: Mike ParkerCounty Board Delegate: Graham Harris, Dan McCarthy (Proxy ), North Kerry Hurling Board Delegates: Paddy Weir and Shane Herbert, Anne Mahony and Alcohol and Substance abuse officer: Karl Shanahan. Insurance Officer: Pat Culhane The position of Senior Team Trainer, Senior Selectors, U-21 Trainer/Selectors, Junior Trainer and Selectors, Minor Trainer and Selectors and Scor officer will be appointed at the next Club's Executives Committee meeting.

LIXNAW/CROTTA TEAM FOR CHARITY MATCH IN SYDNEY
A Lixnaw/Crotta mixed combination team that will play a charity match at the Sydney Cricket Ground on St Patricks Day is as Follows: (1)Shane Kelliher, (2) Stephen Dennehy (3) Michael Quilter(4) Eric Keane(5)Pa Mc Elligott (6).Frank Ronan (7).Daniel Conway(8) Gerard Lovett (9) Ivan McCarthy (10) Patrick Foley (11) Keith Boyd (12) Colm Colligate (13) Edward Leen (14)Frank Hegarty (15) Karl McCarthy Subs – Joseph Keane, John Caffrey, Katie Lyons, Mary Daughton, Sandra Lynch, Majella Somers, Greta Quilter, Ciara Lovett and Aoife O’Neill. Manager: B. Cowen Trainer: B. Ahern

WEDDING ANNIVERSARY
Congratulations to Patsy and Noreen Daughton, Upper Tullig, Kilflynn who celebrated their 39th Wedding anniversary on Sunday 12th February.



KERRY HURLERS
The Kerry Senior Hurlers commence their Allianz Hurling League Div 2, 2011 campaign at Austin Stacks Park Tralee on Sunday 13th February and were defeated by Antrim 1-15 to 0-12 The Crotta Hurling club was represented by Andrew Keane at corner back and Shane Nolan at corner forward

CAUSEWAY WIN MUNSTER TITLE
Well done to Causeway Comprehensive School on winning the Munster 16 Hurling Title last week defeating Kinsale in Mallow and are out again next Saturday versus Lougrea of Galway,

HERBERTS BAR
Live music next Sunday evening 20th of Feb with George Kane

BIRTHDAY BOY: Aaron Sheehan,Kilflynn(Front row Centre)enjoying a great time celebrating his 21st Birthday with Family and Friends on Saturday 12th February in Parker's Pub, Kilflynn. Photo Clive Putman.

HURLING WORKSHOP
Coach Education Hurling Workshop next Wednesday night 16th February in the Astro-Turf pitch in Tralee IT (North Campus) @ 6.45pm sharp.
Niall Moran, Limerick Hurler and Coach to Harty Cup Champions Ard Scoil Ris will carry out the workshop and will focus on 'drills that are game related'.
Niall has built a reputation as an excellent coach and the workshop will be well worth coming to..Cost is €5 and I look forward to seeing you on the night.
It will particularly benefit U14 to Senior Coaches but all coaches will get something from it From John Griffin Hurling Coach

FIXTURE
Allianz NFL Mayo v Kerry venue Caslebar on Sunday 20th. February

CROTTA LOTTO JACKPOT HITS 15,000
Lotto Mania still continues to sweep the area as local punters strive to scoop the big Crotta Hurling Club Lotto Jackpot. The four numbers picked out of the drum by Independent Observer, Corinne Pryer, Fear an Flainn, Kilflynn were: 1,13,17 and 24. at Parker’s Pub, Kilflynn on Monday 14th February (Valentines Night ). However no one came up with the correct combination of numbers and the BIG Jackpot survived for another week. The Lucky dip prizes winner each receives €35: Brendan Barrett, Cappa, Kilflynn, Martin O’Sullivan, Bromore West, Ballybunnion and Mary, Peggy and Joan from Ardfert. The next draw will take place in Herbert’s Bar, Kilflynn on Monday 21st February with a Jackpot of 15,000.Tickets are available at 2 Euro each or 3 for 5 euro from Club tickets sellers or from Herbert's Bar, Kilflynn Parker's Pub, Kilflynn, Byrnes Gala Shop, Kilflynn, Kilflynn Post Offices, Galvins Shop, Lixnaw, Foleys Shop, Lixnaw J.J Walshs Bar, Lixnaw, Quilter's Bar, Lixnaw and from The Half Way Bar, Glenoe, Listowel, you can also play on the Crotta lotto on line now, check out www.crottagaa.ie or www.locallotto.ie.

DARTS
There was no darts doubles tournament on Saturday 12th February due to large crowds who attended the Birthday parties in Parker’s Pub, The next darts doubles tournament takes place on Saturday night 19th February at 10.30 p.m. in Parkers front Bar. Names MUST be in for 10.15 p.m. NO Names after this Time. First game of the Tournament must start at 10.30p.m. Sharp

RAMBLING HOUSE
The Rambling house continues at the Thatched house Finuge Cross on Friday night 18th February at 9pm. Singers Musicians, & Story telling all welcome. Light Refreshments served

ABBEYLIX CAMOGIE CLUB
Club Formation meeting of Abbeylix camogie club to take place on Tuesday 15th February at 8pm at Abbeydorney Gaa complex . We are asking anyone who might be interested in becoming involved to attend , we would love to see you there

MUNSTER BADMINTON
Kerry had a hugely successful day at the Munster Seniors and Juniors Championships recently, Kilflynn Santos player Tom Burke (Kingdom) retained his senior singles title & Ciara O'Connor (Dingle) won the Junior Ladies. Congratulations Tom.

ST. MARY'S CHURCH NEWS
There will be No Mass on Wednesday 16th February at 10.00 a.m. and Mass will be celebrated at 6.30 p.m. on Saturday 19th February, for Mary Clifford, Milltown, Abbeydorney and Mass will be celebrated on Sunday morning 20th February at 10.00 a.m. for Sr. Maire McElligott, Lixnaw and Cork, Month’s Mind). Exposition of The Blessed Sacrament:-Kilflynn: Monday 6.00 p.m. - 9.00p.m. Sincere sympathy is extended to Maureen McElligott, Sacristan of St. Mary’s Church, Kilflynn on the recent death of her father, Patrick Kirby, Ardfert, London, and Tullamore, Offaly. May he rest in peace.

TROJAN BOXING CLUB
Well done to Niamh Ball, Kilflynn who competed in the Mayo County Championships on Sunday 13th February, which were held in St Annes Boxing Club, Westport, Co Mayo. She boxed Elaine Daly from Ballyhaunnis BC and stopped her in the second round. Niamh is now a County Mayo Champion.

UNIQUE SALON
Friday and Saturday Beauty Specials at Unique Salon in Kilflynn Village: File and French polish only €8. And get your make up done for only €15 and add a blow dry or up style and receive the 2 for €30. Unique 066-7198821.

KERRY DARTS COMPETITION FINALS
The Kerry County finals of The V.F.I National Darts Singles and Doubles Competitions in Conjunction with Irish National Darts Organisation will be held in Bunker’s Bar, Killorglin on Friday night 18th February at 8,00 p.m. Best of luck to local darts players Sean Marshall and Shane Nolan in the Doubles tournament and Jason Nolan, Leon Dore, Sean Marshall and Shane Nolan in The Singles Competition.
The lads qualified at the heats of The V.F.I National Darts competition in Parker’s Pub, Kilflynn.

ALL IRELAND TALENT SHOW

Best of luck to Crotta hurler John O'Connor- Guitar and the other Members of 2 Day Nation, Conor Breen -Vocals, David Ryall - Guitar, Darragh Collins -Bass
Johno Donnell -Drums who are Representing Tralee and the South this weekend on the All Ireland Talent Show....every vote counts. Tune in to R.T.E 1 on Sunday night 20th February at 6.30 p.m. and vote for 2 Day Nation.

PILATES CLASSES
The Pilates classes have commence in St. Columbus Centre, Kilflynn. on Wednesday and Friday nights. Classes at 7.30 p.m. to 9.00 p.m. You are still welcome to join the classes at any time or Both classes if you wish, You will need gym ball (fit ball) mat, weights for exercises. Any queries and to book a place contact Maureen on 085 7516882

NOTES
Anyone interested in submitted items for the Kilflynn notes, can contact Mike on 066 7135129 or 087 9794541 or email mikeparker@eircom.net before 12 noon on Monday


8th February 2011

TROJAN BOXING CLUB
The Trojan Boxing Club, Kilflynn had a great day at The Kerry County Championships which were held in Killarney on Saturday 5th February. Well done to all the boxers from the county that entered and competed in this event. This was our first time entering these championships and we were very proud of them all. The boxers that entered were Robert Smith, Danny Johnston, Dylan McElligott, Tiarnán Ball, Shane O’Neill and Garrett O’Connell. Well done, you are all Kerry County Champions, especially Tiarnán Ball who was our only boxer not to get a walkover, so had to go on and box Jason Broderick(Sliabh Luchara) for his Kerry County title and won. GOOD LUCK TO ALL THE KERRY CLUBS IN THE MUNSTERS.

PUBLIC MEETING
Dr. Bridget O’Brien, Independent candidate in the North Kerry/West Limerick constituency will hold a Public meeting on Friday 12th February in Parkers Pub, Kilflynn from 9.30p.m. She will be sharing details about her policies as well as listening to feedback and opinions from everyone. All welcome to attend.

KERRY HURLERS
The Kerry Senior Hurlers will commence their Allianz Hurling League Roinn 2 2011 campaign on Sunday 13th February against Antrim at Austin Stack’s Park, Tralee at 12.30 p.m. Referee: Declan O Driscoll. Best of luck to Crotta players Andrew Keane and Shane Nolan and their Kerry team mates.

COMMUNITY GAMES
The Abbeydorney/Kilflynn Community Games U-14 Quiz will be held this Friday evening 11th February in the meeting room in Abbeydorney Parish Community Hall at 6.30 p.m. The top six on the night will qualify for the team which will represent this area at the county finals in Killarney on Friday, April 1st. All competitors have to be under 14 yrs of age on the 31st July 2011.
Art: Calling all primary and secondary school boys and girls studying art or just interested in art. If you would like to take part in the community games art competition, please contact Patsy on 087 9864656, as soon as possible. Soccer: Don't forget we are also taking names for u-12 girls, u-15 girls and u-12 boys outdoor soccer teams.

KERRY FOOTBALLERS
With five minutes to go Kerry Senior footballers were leading Cork by a point in this first Allianz League game of 2011 on Sunday 6th February . However two converted frees from Donnacha O'Connor gave the two precious league points to The All Ireland Champions. This fiercely competitive first game of the season played in front of over 4,000 people at Austin Stack Park was well worth going to see. It was point for point in the first half and the half time score was Kerry 0-11 to Cork 0-10
Kerry scored just 1 point in the opening 17 minutes of the second half and a great goal from Paul Geaney with 6 minutes to go drew level with Cork. A minute later Kieran O'Leary pointed. However Cork were awarded two fees and went on to win the game. Final score Cork 0-17 to Kerry 1-13

SYMPATHY
Sincere Sympathy is extended to Maureen McElligott, Castletown, Kilflynn and her Family on the death of her father, Patrick Kirby, Ballycommon, Tullamore, Co. Offaly and Late of Ardfert on Thursday 3rd February. May he rest in peace.

HERBERTS BAR
Back for the new year and back by popular demand Loose Change play next Sunday Evening 13th February.

SEPTEMBER 82 COMES TO SIAMSA TIRE
Just a reminder that September 82 the smash hit edgy and humorous play September 82 is to be staged in Siamsa Tire Theatre Tralee on Wednesday 9th Thursday 10th and Friday 11th at 8 p.m. Great news from Siamsa Tire to say that Micheal O Muircheartaigh is to attend the play. There has been massive interest in the play since it previewed in Abbeydorney before Christmas, so don't miss your opportunity to see September 82 for the final time in Tralee. For booking phone Siamsa Tire on 0667123055.

DARTS
Sixteen darts players participated in the in weekly darts tournament in Parkers Pub, Kilflynn on Saturday night 5th February, Keith Silles and John Leahy defeated John Mulvihill and Padraig Leahy. The next darts doubles tournament takes place on Saturday night 12th February at 10.30 p.m. in Parkers front Bar. Names MUST be in for 10.15 p.m. NO Names after this Time. First game of the Tournament must start at 10.30p.m. Sharp

LIFE PACK’- 41-CARD DRIVE
The Ballyheigue Life-Pack Group is holding a fund raising 41-Card Drive in the White Sands Hotel on Thursday 10th February at 9.00pm sharp – finger food and big prize money on the night. Please support this worthy cause

ABBEYLIX CAMOGIE CLUB
Club Formation meeting of Abbeylix camogie club to take place on Tuesday 15th February at 8pm at Abbeydorney Gaa complex . We are asking anyone who might be interested in becoming involved to attend , we would love to see you there

CROTTA HURLING CLUB A.G.M
The Annual General Meeting of the Crotta Hurling Club will be held in St. Columbas Centre, Kilflynn on Friday 11th February, proceeding will get underway at 9.00 p.m. sharp. All outgoing officers, players, mentors, supporters, and members are requested to attend, New members are welcome to attend on the night

MAGS BOUTIQUE HUGE CLEARANCE SALE
Starts Thursday 10th February, Everything must go due to Spring / Summer collection Arriving Soon, Bag yourself a Bargain ! Remember we are open Mon - Sat 9.30am to 9pm

SCOR SINSEAR
Scor Sinsear competitions will be held shortly. Any adults over the age of 17 'We are looking for your talent'. The competition categories are as follows: figure dancing, solo singing, instrumental music, recitation, ballad group, quiz, Drama [comedy sketch], set dancing. Any adults who feel they would like to get involved we would be delighted to hear from you. Contact Crotta Scor officer Ann Mahony Now at 0871265641 or 0667132235.

ST. MARY'S CHURCH NEWS
Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday at 10.00 a.m. for a Donor Intentions and Mass will be celebrated at 6.30 p.m. on Saturday 12th February, for Joseph and Mary O’Neill, Gortcoghy, Kilflynn and Mass will be celebrated on Sunday morning 13th February at 10.00 a.m. for Eily, Dan and John Walsh, Toureen, Kilflynn. Exposition of The Blessed Sacrament:-Kilflynn: Monday 6.00 p.m. - 9.00p.m.

CROTTA LOTTO RESULTS
The quest for a Crotta Hurling Club Lotto Jackpot winner continues, The four numbers picked out of the drum by Independent Observer, Kevin Galvin, Ballyrehan, Lixnaw were: 20,25,26 and 27. at Herbert‘s Bar, Kilflynn on Monday 7th February. However no one came up with the correct combination of numbers and the Jackpot survived for another week. The Lucky dip prizes winner each receives €35: Johnnie Rohan, Knockbrack, Kilflynn, Cathriona Walsh, Toureen, Kilflynn and Cora O’Donoghue, Garrynagore, Lixnaw. The next draw will take place in Parker‘s Pub, Kilflynn on Monday 7th February (Valentines Night )with a Jackpot of 14,900.Tickets are available at 2 Euro each or 3 for 5 euro from Club tickets sellers or from Herbert's Bar, Kilflynn Parker's Pub, Kilflynn, Byrnes Gala Shop, Kilflynn, Kilflynn Post Offices, Galvins Shop, Lixnaw, Foleys Shop, Lixnaw J.J Walshs Bar, Lixnaw, Quilter's Bar, Lixnaw and from The Half Way Bar, Glenoe, Listowel, you can also play on the Crotta lotto on line now, check out www.crottagaa.ie or www.locallotto.ie.

NOTES
Anyone interested in submitted items for the Kilflynn notes, can contact Mike on 066 7135129 or 087 9794541 or email mikeparker@eircom.net before 12 noon on Monday


1st February 2011

GOOD NEWS
There was good news for the people of Kilflynn with the allocation announcements from the NRA last week. The realignment of the road from Rae to Upper Tullig received an allocation of €1,000,000. This stretch of road has seen a number of serious accidents especially at Rae Junction so news of the funding is warmly received. A lot of hard work went into getting this funding and special mention has to go to Deputy Jimmy Dennihan, Councillor Pat McCarthy and Frank Hartnett Senior Executive Engineer at Kerry County Council.

COMMUNITY GAMES
Abbeydorney/Kilflynn Community Games would like to thank everyone who contributed to our church gate collection last weekend. Your support was greatly appreciated. Last weekend we also had our first competition of 2011. Keith O'Connor taking part in the u-14 solo music. Keith, who is just 10 yrs of age, played very well and even though lady luck didn't shine on him Friday night, he certainly has a great future as a musician ahead of him.
Upcoming Events: If anyone is interested in participating in the following events - art, model-making, swimming, recitation, modern/dance,cross country and mixed dstance races please conact Patsy on (087) 9864656. All these events will be coming up over the next couple of months.
Soccer: This year we are hoping to enter teams in the boys u-12 (over 8), girls u-12 (over 9) and girls u-15 (over 11) outdoor soccer Competition. Age-wise for example this means that in the u-12 boys competition, the players have to be 8 years on or before 31st July and under 12 years of age on the same date to be eligible to play. If you are interested please give your name and details to Eileen 087 2221725 or Patsy 087 9864656 as soon as possible.

TAEKWON-DO STUDENT OF THE YEAR
On Saturday 8th January ,the students of Kilflynn School of Taekwon-do could not wait for their class to finish, as the award for student of the year was being presented, by school instructor Mike Murphy 5th degree black belt, This award is presented to the student who shows through out the year the true tenants of taekwon-do. This year the
student chosen was Sean Harrington, from Causeway who has been training in the Kilflynn school for over 4 years, Sean was one of the
first students to join when the school started, and is now the Highest Grade student in the Kilflynn Taekwon-do school. Students range in age
from 5 years up to 30 years.
So make a decision now to get fitter for 2011 and come along to St Columbus centre in Kilflynn, Classes every saturday from 4.00pm To 5.15 pm or contact
Mike on 087-6554691

Student of the Year Presentation: present at the presentation of Student of the Year in the Killflynn Tae-Kwon-Do club in St Coloumbas centre, Kilflynn on Saturday last. Instructor Mike Murphy, Student of the Year Sean Harrington, Eoin Griffin, Cora Long, Eoin O'Connor, Luanasa Parkinson, Padraigh Harrington, Jamie Stack, Bobby O'Connor, William O'Connor, Peter Hincliffe & Jack Hannon

KERRY WIN THE MCGRATH CUP
Kerry won The Munster McGrath Cup for a second successive year on Saturday 29th January in an entertaining contest at the Dr Crokes Grounds, Lewis Road, Killarney
when they overcame Clare with a score of 0-13 to 1-07. The half time score was Kerry 0-7 to Clare 0-4. Clare's Conor O'Connor scored the only goal in the game with ten minutes to go.

KERRY V CORK SENIORS
Kerry will play Cork in the first round of the Allianz Football League Div1On Sun 6th. February, Venue: Austin Stacks Park, Tralee. Time: 2.30pm
Arrangements For the above game: Entry to Terrace: via John Mitchels & Horans End
Entry to Stand: via Stand Turnstiles. Season Ticket Holders: Entry via Designated Stile in Stand Area. Entry Fee: € 13 Adults – Access all areas, Concessions for OAP’s & Students
Half time entertainment will be provided by Kerry Coaching & Games “ Go Games “ Match for 10 Mins – Donal Daly. Patrons are asked to come early to avoid delays and park responsibly throughout the town of Tralee.

DARTS
Sixteen darts players particpated in the in weekly darts tournament in Parkers Pub, Kilflynn on Saturday night 29th January, James Sheehan and John Leahy defeated Mike Fealy and Darren Egan. The next darts doubles tournament takes place on Saturday night 5th February at 10.30 p.m. in Parkers front Bar. Names MUST be in for 10.15 p.m. NO Names after this Time. First game of the Tournament must start at 10.30p.m. Sharp.

Newlyweds: Denise and Tom Relihan, Cappa, Kilflynn pictured in Parker's Pub after their wedding ceremony in St. Mary’s Church,
Kilflynn on Friday 31st December 2010.

WEDDING BELLS
Heartiest congratulations and best wishes to Denise Shanahan, daughter of Pat and Mary Shanahan, Kilbricane, Abbeydorney and Tom Relihan, son of Mike and Eileen Reilhan, Cappa, Kilflynn who were married in St. Mary’s Church, Kilflynn on Friday 31st December 2010. Fr. Micheal O’Dochartaigh officiated at the ceremony. Bestman was Desmond O’Sullivan and groomsmen were Michael Relihan (Brother of the Groom) and Thomas O’Connor. Bridesmaids were Vicky and Kim Shanahan (Sisters of the Bride) and Stephanie Relihan, Flowergirls were Ada and Gerorgia Relihan, Tracy Shanahan, Caoilfhinn Donovan and Amy Keane. Pageboys were Darragh Keane, John Donovan and Alex Relihan. A large crowd of family and friends attended the wedding ceremony and afterwards the wedding reception, which was held at Ballyseedy Castle, Tralee. A great day and night, was had by all in attendance. We wish Denise and Tom many happy years of married life together

LIFE PACK’- 41-CARD DRIVE
The Ballyheigue Life-Pack Group is holding a fund raising 41-Card Drive in the White Sands Hotel on Thursday 10th February at 9.00pm sharp – finger food and big prize money on the night. Please support this worthy cause.

NATIONAL DARTS COMPETITION
The V.F.I National Darts Doubles Competition in Conjunction with Irish National Darts Organisation was held in Parker’s Pub, Kilflynn on Friday Night 28th January, Sean Marshall and Shane Nolan Defeated Paud and J.P Twomey in a exciting and entertaining final, with some Excellent darts throwing by both set of players. The double winners will now represent Parker’s in the county darts finals. Leon Dore, Jason Nolan, Sean Marshall and Shane Nolan will represented Parkers in The V.F.I National Darts Singles Competition.

LIXNAW GOLF SOCIETY
The Annual General Meeting .of the society took place last Monday night . The reports from the Secretary and the Joint Treasurers alluded to 2010 having been a very good year for the society . There was favourable comment regarding the quality of the courses and the numbers that participated in each outing . The sponsors of the various outings and the bars which hosted the presentations were thanked for their continued support of the society . The outgoing Captain , Maurice Fahy and the outgoing President, Mick Fuller, spoke of having enjoyed their year in office. P. J McAuliffe will be the society Captain for 2011 , while Tom Lynch will be President and we wish them well in their respective roles . Eamonn Fitzmaurice will continue as secretary ,while Roger Hussey and Eddie Enright will be the joint treasurers, with Thomas Fitzmaurice carrying out the P.R.O. duties. The committee will consist of the above officers together with Maurice Fahy , Mick Devaney , John McAuliffe and Brendan Keane . An impressive selection of courses have been secured again this year , beginning with Ballybunion's Cashen course on April 23rd . Committee members will be in contact with further information re the outings etc in a few weeks .

PADRAIG CELEBRATES HIS 90th BIRTHDAY
A very happy birthday wish is extended to Pádraig O'Leary, of Knocknahilla, Kilflynn who celebrated his 90th Birthday on Friday 28th. January. Pádraig enjoys good health and is an active farmer who enjoys going to marts. We wish him a Happy Birthday and continued good health.

CROTTA HURLING CLUB A.G.M
The Annual General Meeting of the Crotta Hurling Club will be held in St. Columbas Centre, Kilflynn on Friday 11th February, proceeding will get underway at 9.00 p.m. sharp. All outgoing officers, players, mentors, supporters, and members are requested to attend, New members are welcome to attend on the night

SCOR SINSEAR
Scor Sinsear competitions will be held shortly. Any adults over the age of 17 'We are looking for your talent'. The competition categories are as follows: figure dancing, solo singing, instrumental music, recitation, ballad group, quiz, Drama [comedy sketch], set dancing. Any adults who feel they would like to get involved we would be delighted to hear from you. Contact Crotta Scor officer Ann Mahony Now at 0871265641 or 0667132235.

ST. MARY'S CHURCH NEWS
Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday at 10.00 a.m. and Mass will be celebrated at 6.30 p.m. on Saturday 5th January, Margaret Dillon, Leith, and Mass will be celebrated on Sunday morning 6th February at 10.00 a.m. for Bridie Sheehan, Castletown, Kilflynn. Exposition of The Blessed Sacrament:-Kilflynn: Monday 6.00 p.m. - 9.00p.m. Next Friday is the first Friday of the month, Confession and Communion to the sick and housebound. Diocesan collection at all masses next week-end for Lourdes helpers.

CROTTA LOTTO RESULTS
The four numbers picked out of the drum by Independent Observer, Martin Quinlan, Ballyconnell, Kilflynn: 4,8,14 and 28. at Parker‘s Pub, Kilflynn on Monday 17th January. However no one came up with the correct combination of numbers and the Jackpot survived for another week. The Lucky dip prizes winner each receives €35: Ellen Daly, Tullig Lower, Kilflynn, Monty Canty, Baremore, Listowel, Adrian Fahy, C/o Jim Hogan, Lixnaw.
The four numbers picked out of the drum by Independent Observer, Daniel Foley, Leith: 6,20,21 and 24. at Herbert‘s Bar, Kilflynn on Monday 24th January. However no one came up with the correct combination of numbers and the Jackpot survived for another week. The Lucky dip prizes winner each receives €35: Laura Twomey, Leam, Kilflynn, Mundy Hayes, Glenballyma, Kilflynn, and Paddy Ferris, Ballyduff.
The quest for a Crotta Hurling Club Lotto Jackpot winner continues, The four numbers picked out of the drum by Independent Observer, Joe McElligott, Crotta Cross were: 14,23,25 and 27. at Parker‘s Pub, Kilflynn on Monday 31st January. However no one came up with the correct combination of numbers and the Jackpot survived for another week. The Lucky dip prizes winner each receives €35: Jimmy Lawlor, Tullacrimmin, Abbeydorney, Sharon McKenna, Fear An Flainn, Kilflynn, and Sinead McDonnell, Ballyheigue. Sharon bought her lucky ticket online. The next draw will take place in Herbert‘s Bar, Kilflynn on Monday 7th February with a Jackpot of 14,800.Tickets are available at 2 Euro each or 3 for 5 euro from Club tickets sellers or from Herbert's Bar, Kilflynn Parker's Pub, Kilflynn, Byrnes Gala Shop, Kilflynn, Kilflynn Post Offices, Galvins Shop, Lixnaw, Foleys Shop, Lixnaw J.J Walshs Bar, Lixnaw, Quilter's Bar, Lixnaw and from The Half Way Bar, Glenoe, Listowel, you can also play on the Crotta lotto on line now, check out www.crottagaa.ie or www.locallotto.ie.

SEPTEMBER 82 COMES TO SIAMSA TIRE
Following its highly successful run in Abbeydorney in December, “September ‘82” comes to Siamsa Tire Tralee on the 9th, 10th and 11th of February 2011.
Presented by The Group Theatre Tralee, this humorous and edgy play tells the story of the events of the weekend of September 19th 1982, when Kerry were attempting to win 5 All Irelands in a row.
The play is set in a pub in a small north Kerry town and has characters that include fellas scouring the county for tickets, wives none too happy that their husbands are going to the match and staying overnight, pundits trying to predict what the outcome might be, chancers trying to make a few pound from the event and blow ins that have no interest in it at all!
“The play proved very popular with audiences in Abbeydorney and I was delighted with the very positive feedback I have received since” says Ballyduff native Mike O’Halloran who wrote and produces the play. Mike says that a few of the “Men from the Golden Years” are expected to attend some of the performances in Siamsa Tire.
The cast is led by David Hobbert and Mike O’Halloran and also includes Laura Gibney, Leslie Ann Colgan, Sonia Elston, Finbar Canty and Tadhg O’Regan. The play is directed this time round by Joe O’Brien.
“September ’82” runs in Siamsa Tire Tralee from Wednesday 9th to Friday 11th February. Throw in is at 8pm nightly. Tickets are available from the Siamsa Tire Box Office at 066 7123055 or at www.boxoffice@siamsatire.com.
For further information on the play and cast, log on to www.september82theplay.com

NOTES
Anyone interested in submitted items for the Kilflynn notes, can contact Mike on 066 7135129 or 087 9794541 or email mikeparker@eircom.net before 12 noon on Monday

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