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FEBRUARY 2013

27th February 2013

KILFLYNN ST.PATRICK’S DAY PARADE TO BE STREAMED WORLDWIDE
Kilflynn’s St Patrick’s Day parade is set to go global this year, becoming the first parade in Kerry to be streamed in its entirety live over the internet.
Kilflynn people all over the world will be able to watch all that’s happening throughout the day on www.parkerspub.com website streaming the event. The live stream will be free to view and The viewers around the world will be able to send in messages which will be read out on air, as well as enjoying the entertainment from Kilflynn. It’s a great way for us to reach out to our ex-pat community around the world on St Patrick’s Day. Cameras will be positioned in the village, recording all of the action as the parade passes the reviewing stand in the centre of the village. In addition, live commentary and interviews with some of the local people will be broadcast throughout the event. So C’mon to Kilflynn on St. Patrick’s day and say hello to your Family and Friends over the world live on air. You can email in hello and wish a happy St. Patrick’s day to your family and friends over the world by emailing kilflynnnotes@gmail.com and it will be read out on the live stream. Let your family and friends who are abroad know, The stream will be available to view from 3.30 p.m. on St Patrick’s Day on www.parkerspub.com . it's gonna be a great day! The next meeting of The Kilflynn Parade will be held Friday night, 2nd March at 9.15 p.m. in Herbert’s Bar, Kilflynn. All welcome to attend this meeting. As the sayings goes “Many hands make light work.

CROTTA COISTE NA NOG A.G.M
The Crotta Coiste na nOg Annual General Meeting was held before a nice sizeable crowd in St Columbas Centre, Kilflynn. on Sunday evening 24th February. Chairman Sonny Egan presided and said that 2012 was a very successful year at under age level and thanked all coaches, parents and players for their tremendous efforts during the year, and he thanked all those who expended so much time and energy in coaching and training the young players. A very comprehensive secretary’s report was delivered by Plunkett McElhatton detailing all the club activities on and off the field during very successful 2012. Treasurer John Mahony presented a very professional and detailed set of accounts. Tributes were paid to outgoing Secretary Plunkett McElhatton, Club's Merchandise Officer Maura O’Connell who stepped down from their positions. The following officers were elected for 2013:
Chairman: Sonny Egan, Vice Chairman: Martin Conway, Secretary: Shane Herbert, Assistant Secretary, Paul O’Donoghue. Treasurer: John Mahony, Public Relations Officer: Mike Parker, County Board/North Kerry Board Delegate - Sonny Egan. Child Welfare Officer: Kathleen Quinlan, Coaching Officer: Brendan Mahony, Membership Officer: Paul O’Donoghue. Scor Officer: Anne Mahony, Club Merchandise: Aidan Sheahan.

CROTTA LOTTO RESULTS
The four numbers picked out of the drum for the Crotta hurling club’s weekly lottery draw with a Jackpot of €2,000 by Independent Observer: Dan McCarthy, Knockbrack, Kilflynn were: 10,11, 17 and 18 on Monday 25th February in Parker’s Pub, Kilflynn. There was No Jackpot winner. The Lucky dip prizes winner each receives €35: Joe Joe Daly, Currovough, Tralee, Adam Fealy, Muckenaugh, Lixnaw and Pat Herbert, Kilflynn. The next draw will take place in Herbert’s Bar, Kilflynn, on Monday 4th March with a Jackpot of 2,100.
Tickets are available at 2 Euro each or 3 for 5 euro from Club tickets sellers or from Herbert's Bar & Shop, Kilflynn, Parker's Pub, Kilflynn, An Siopa, Kilflynn, Kilflynn Post Offices, Foleys Shop, Lixnaw J.J Walsh’s 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.

KILFLYNN DEFIBRILLATOR GROUP
CPR and Defibrillator (AED) courses will take place at St Teresas National School, Kilflynn on the Saturday 9th March 2013. Two courses will be run on the day, first course 9am to 1pm and the second course from 2pm to 6pm. Course slot times will be allotted on a first come basis. To assist in defraying some of the cost of these courses, course cost is €20 per participant with the balance paid by the Kilflynn Defibrillator Group. New volunteers are most welcome. Those interested contact Helen at 0877457922 or Joe at 0851742189. We have sixteen trained volunteer presently, why not consider becoming a volunteer too. Thanks very much to St Teresa's National School for the use of their hall for hosting this important voluntary community service..

CROTTA HURLERS
The Crotta Senior hurlers commence their 2013 season away to Lixnaw on Sunday 3rd March at 3.00 p.m. in The North Kerry League. All the best to the lads in green and red in their new season.

CAUSEWAY CAMOGIE CLUB
Just a reminder to those who have not registered yet!!!! you can still do so by either contacting Gina on 087 1323496, or by getting a registration form at training on Tue eve of Sat, Registration Cost is €15 per child or €35 per family of 3 or more, Hurry and Register soon as competitions will be starting and you can't compete if your not registered.

CROTTA COISTE NA NOG REGISTRATION EVENING
The Crotta hurling club will hold a registration evening next Sunday 3rd of march in the st Columbus centre Kilflynn from 5-7 pm. The registration will be from age groups under 6's to under 16's, €10 per child, €15 per family. All parents and children welcome. "Why not get your children involved in the greatest game in the world". Looking forward to meeting you all on the evening.

SYMPATHIES
Deepest Sympathy is extended to the family, relatives and friends of the late Elizabeth Falvey, (née Murphy) of Tullacrimeen, Abbeydorney.
Also sincere sympathies is extended to the family and friends of the late Danny Slattery, Main St., Fenit, Tralee, and formerly of Abbeydorney & San Francisco. Danny’s remains were removed from The Gleasure Funeral Home, Tralee on Wednesday 20th February evening to St. Mary's Church, Kilflynn. Interment after Requiem Mass on Thursday in St. Mary's Cemetery, Kilflynn. Also sincere sympathies is extended to the family and friends of the late Brendan O'Mahony, Racecourse Road, Tralee and late of O'Mahony's Bakery, Boherbee, Tralee. Also sincere sympathies is extended to the family and friends of the late Margaret Mary Enright, (née O'Brien) of late of Courthouse Lawn and late of Lystoll Lodge, Listowel. Also sincere sympathies is extended to the family and friends of the late Patrick (Paddy) Carroll, Ballinglanna, Causeway, Late of Tiduff, Kerryhead, Ballyheigue. May she Rest in Peace.

KETTLE BELL CLASSES
Take your Fitness to the next level by joining our new work out class with Kettle Bells which takes place every Wednesday night at 7.30 p.m. in St. Columbus Centre, Killfynn. Results speak for themselves. Places limited. To book Contact: Maureen on (087) 9893847.

TG4 CAMERAS ROLL IN KILFLYNN
It ’s Lights, Camera, Action on this Saturday 2nd March in Parker’s Pub, Kilflynn, between 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. as the TG4 film crew visited to film for a programme called Guth an Phobail (Voice of the Community) in TG4.

ST. MARY'S CHURCH NEWS
Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday 27th February at 10.00 a.m. and on Friday 1st March mass will be celebrated at 7.00 p.m (First Friday) Mass will be celebrated on Saturday 2nd March at 6.30 p.m for Elizabeth Hannafin, Leith and on Sunday morning, 3rd March , Mass will be celebrated at 10.00 a.m. for David Clifford, Milltown, Abbeydorney. Altar Society for March: Helen -Kelly Fuller and Marie Egan. To book masses, baptisms etc please phone 066 7135146. The Abbeydorney Parish Newsletter is now available online on www.dioceseofkerry.ie, and go to Abbeydorney parish and parish news.

THE SMASH HIT PLAY
September 82 the smash hit play by Mike O’Halloran is to finish its Irish tour with four performances in Kerry. September 82 has played to packed houses since its premier in 2011. Two performances will take place in St Columbus Centre, Kilflynn on Thursday 28th February and Friday 1st March. At 8.00. p.m. The proceeds from the raffle will go to help in the fund raising efforts of Kilflynn National School. Tickets €10. Bookings at 0879794541. And on the door. “Go on have a laugh” Followed by two further performances in The Community Centre Ballyduff on March 2nd and 3rd. Don't miss your last chance to see September 82 in Kerry prior to its new tour. For booking in Ballyduff phone 0863116077.

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. Closing date is also Sunday 31st March 2013.

KERRY HURLERS
The Kerry Senior hurlers got their Allianz Hurling League 2A campaign off to a winning note on Sunday 24th February at Austin Stack Park, Tralee with a 2-10 to 0-13 victory over Westmeath
The Crotta hurling was represented on the Kerry squad by Shane Nolan who scored 1-07 and Cyril Lynch was also a member of the panel.. Great Start to the year by the Kingdom.

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 Club Registrar, Eoin Lynch now. Clubs are reminded to make sure they have all their full and youth members registered in Croke Park before 31st March.

DANCING CLASSES
The Dancing classes continue in St.Columbas Centre, Kilflynn, every Monday night at 9.00 p.m. All Welcome.

DARTS
Sixteen dart players participated in the weekly dart doubles in Parker’s lounge Bar on Saturday night 23rd February. Declan Falvey and Phil Morris defeated Tim O’Halloran and Mike Fealy in the final.
The next darts doubles tournament takes place on Saturday night 2nd March at 10.30 p.m. in Parkers lounge 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. Strictly over 18s.

RAMBLING HOUSE
Listowel Rambling House will take place in the Seanchaí Literary & Cultural Centre, The Square, Listowel on Thursday February 28th from 8.30 pm. Enjoy an evening of traditional Irish music, song, dance & storytelling in an informal setting. Admission free, tea/coffee served. For more information tel. (068) 22212/57927


20th February 2013

HANNA WINS THE CROTTA LOTTO JACKPOT
Herbert‘s bar, Kilflynn was the venue for the Crotta hurling club weekly lotto draw on Monday night, 18th February. The Four numbers drawn out of the drum by the Independent observer: Kathleen Laide, Mahon, Blackrock, Cork, and formerly of Rae, Kilflynn were 2,3,4, & 18. There was one winner of the Jackpot. Congratulations to Hanna May O’Connell, C/o Declan O’Connell, Rathkenny, Abbeydorney, who scooped the Clubs Lotto Jackpot of €4,000.
Hanna’s Parents Marisa Reidy and Declan O’Connell are great supporters of the club and of the weekly lotto and has been buying tickets every week since the local fundraiser began, and her father Declan bought her lucky ticket from lucky ticket seller Paudie Twomey, Abbeydorney. Top Crotta ticket seller Paudie Twomey, have sold four Jackpot winners, Tommy Healy, Tubrid, Ardfert, David Power, Abbeydorney, Frank Donovan, Abbeydorney and Hanna May O’Connell, Abbeydorney.
Hanna was the toast of the parish and beyond on Tuesday morning as the news of his big win circulated and she is looking forward to be presented with his cheque of €4,000. Patrick O’Halloran, Fearann Flainn, Kilflynn Village, was the last person to scoop the Club’s lotto Jackpot on Monday night, 24th September 2012. The next draw will take place in Parker’s Pub, Kilflynn on Monday 25th February with a Jackpot of 2,000. Tickets are available at 2 Euro each or 3 for 5 euro from Club tickets sellers or from Herbert's Bar & Shop, Kilflynn, Parker's Pub, Kilflynn, An Siopa, Kilflynn, Kilflynn Post Offices, Foleys Shop, Lixnaw J.J Walsh’s 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.

ALL IRELAND SCOR NA nÓG
Best wishes to Gearoid Galvin who will be representing St. Senans Gaa Club and The North Kerry Board, Kerry and Munster in the Recitation category at the All Ireland Finals of Scor Na Nog which will take place in the Dome in County Derry on this Saturday 23rd February.

CROTTA COISTE NA NOG A.G.M
Crotta Coiste na nOg Annual General Meeting will take place on Sunday 24th February in St Columbas Centre, Kilflynn at 5.00pm. All welcome.

SYMPATHIES
Deepest Sympathy is extended to the family, relatives and friends of the late Hannah Kissane, (née Glavin) of Gartocoosh, Glenflesk, Killarney, and formerly of Laccamore, Abbeydorney
Also sincere sympathies is extended to the family and friends of the late Kevin Molyneaux, Dysert, Lixnaw. May she Rest in Peace

KETTLE BELL CLASSES
Take your Fitness to the next level by joining our new work out class with Kettle Bells which takes place every Wednesday night at 7.30 p.m. in St. Columbus Centre, Killfynn. Results speak for themselves. Places limited. To book Contact: Maureen on (087) 9893847.

ST. MARY'S CHURCH NEWS
Mass will be celebrated on Saturday 23rd February at 6.30 p.m for Deceased members of Walsh Family, Cappa, Kilflynn and on Sunday morning, 24th February, Mass will be celebrated at 10.00 a.m. for David Clifford, Milltown, Abbeydorney. Altar Society for February: Margaret Quille. To book masses, baptisms etc please phone 066 7135146. The Abbeydorney Parish Newsletter is now available online on www.dioceseofkerry.ie, and go to Abbeydorney parish and parish news.

WEDDING BELLS
Heartiest Congratulations and best wishes goes to Ann Maire Chawke, daughter of Carmel and Jim Chawke, Lismore Tralee and Noel McGrath, son of Kathleen and Pat McGrath, Upper Tullig, Kilflynn who were married in St. Michael’s Church, Lixnaw on Saturday 16th February. The beautiful ceremony was performed by Fr. Maurice Brick, Lixnaw P.P. The Best man was Paud McGrath, Groomsmen were Peter McGrath, Kevin O’Connor and Sean McGrath. The Chief Bridesmaid was Karen Chawke and Bridesmaids were Phil Collins and Una Houlihan. The Flower Girl was Amy Ina McGrath. The wedding reception was held in Ballygarry House Hotel, Tralee. A great day and night, was had by all in attendance. The couple will reside in Upper Tullig, Kilflynn. We wish Ann Marie and Noel many happy years of married life together.

THE SMASH HIT PLAY
September 82 the smash hit play by Mike O’Halloran is to finish its Irish tour with four performances in Kerry. September 82 has played to packed houses since its premier in 2011. Two performances will take place in St Columbus Centre, Kilflynn on Thursday 28th February and Friday 1st March. At 8.00. p.m. The proceeds from the raffle will go to help in the fund raising efforts of Kilflynn National School. Tickets €10. Bookings at 0879794541. And on the door. “Go on have a laugh” Followed by two further performances in The Community Centre Ballyduff on March 2nd and 3rd. Don't miss your last chance to see September 82 in Kerry prior to its new tour. For booking in Ballyduff phone 0863116077

DANCING CLASSES
The Dancing classes continue in St.Columbas Centre, Kilflynn, every Monday night at 9.00 p.m. All Welcome.

KERRY HURLERS
Best of luck to the Kerry Senior hurlers who commence their Allianz Hurling League 2A campaign on Sunday 24th February at 1 00 p.m. at Austin Stack Park, Tralee against Westmeath. The Crotta hurling will be represented on the Kerry squad by Shane Nolan, Mike and Cyril Lynch.

DARTS
Sixteen dart players participated in the weekly dart doubles in Parker’s lounge Bar on Saturday night 16th February. Denise Leahy and Paud Twomey defeated John Leahy and Mike Fealy in the final.
The next darts doubles tournament takes place on Saturday night 23rd February at 10.30 p.m. in Parkers lounge 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. Strictly over 18s.

FASHION SHOW FUNDRAISER
The Parents Association of Sliabh A’Mhadra N.S., Ballyduff are organising a spectacular fashion show to raise much needed funds for the school.
All roads will lead to the Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Friday next February 22nd for a champagne reception at 7.15 pm with the show commencing at 8.00pm. The Association are greatly excited at the tremendous response they have received from the participating shops and sponsors. A great night is in store for all. There is a Door Prize of a fabulous cosmetic hamper valued at €400 featuring MAC, Bobbi Brown and other leading cosmetic brands. Anybody who purchases a ticket will automatically be included in this draw. There is also a prize for the Best Dressed Lady sponsored by Jasmine Boutique. During the course of the night many more spot prizes will be raffled including a €300 cosmetic hamper, lunch vouchers, hotel vouchers, gym memberships, beauty vouchers and shopping vouchers. All in all over €2,000 worth of prizes will be raffled on the night. The show will be produced by Norma O’Donoghue Model Agency, Killarney and the M.C for the night is Alan Finn of Radio Kerry. Tickets are available from Jasmine Boutique in Tralee or the Parents Association. Telephone Tricia (087)7927977 or Nora (086)6385667 Find us on Facebook Fashion Show Fundraiser Sliabh a’Mhadra

COOKERY DEMONSTRATION
Come along this fantastic fundraiser in aid of Irish Red Cross in Tralee on Feburay 28th 2013 in Ballyroe heights Hotel: Tickets are €10 and are available from Ballyroe heights hotel, Just cooking (Firies) , Annmaire (087-7953066) Lynda & Majella ( 087-7088395) . 4 samples on the night, free door prize draw and lots of spot prizes in our raffle.


13th February 2013

ST. PATRICK'S DAY PARADE:
The Kilflynn St Patricks Day parade, and Fancy Dress Parade will commence at 4.00 p.m. sharp on Sunday 17th March from St Teresa’s National School and Judging and presentation of prizes in the Fancy dress competitions at St. Columbas Centre after the parade. There will be trophies for 1st, 2nd and 3rd Places in under 3, 6,10, and Over 10. There will be also medals for all participants. Again, this Year there is a Prize for the Best float, All those interested in Participating in the parade or in the fancy dress competitions, please assemble at the School at 3.30 p.m. Entry Fee per child in the fancy dress is €2 or three for €5. Any organisations, business or individual wishing to take part in this years parade are very welcome to do so. Hope to see you all there. The next meeting of The Kilflynn Parade will be held on Friday night next, 15th February at 9.15 p.m. in St. Columbas Centre, Kilflynn. All welcome to attend this meeting. As the sayings goes “Many hands make light work.

CROTTA COISTE NA NOG A.G.M:
Crotta Coiste na nOg Annual General Meeting will take place on Sunday 24th February  in St Columbas Centre, Kilflynn at 5.00pm. All welcome.

KETTLE BELL CLASSES:
Take your Fitness to the next level by joining our new work out class with Kettle Bells which takes place every Wednesday night at 7.30 p.m. in St. Columbus Centre, Killfynn. Results speak for themselves. Places limited. To book Contact: Maureen on (087) 9893847.  

ST. MARY'S CHURCH NEWS:
Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday 13th February (Ash Wednesday) at 10 a.m. Mass will be celebrated on Saturday 16th  February  at 6.30 p.m  for Joseph and Mary O’Neill, Gorthcloghy, Kilflynn and on Sunday morning, 17th  February, Mass will be celebrated at 10.00 a.m. Kilflynn Altar Society for February: Margaret Quille. To book masses, baptisms etc please phone 066 7135146. The Abbeydorney Parish Newsletter is now available online on www.dioceseofkerry.ie, and go to Abbeydorney parish and parish news.

FIRST COMMUNION:
The Children from St. Teresa's Kilflynn National School will receive the sacrament of First Holy Communion at St Mary's Church, Kilflynn on Saturday 11th May at 11.00 a.m.
The dates for the remaining masses of the “Do this in Memory” programme for the families of First Communion are as follows: Saturday 9th March, Saturday 13th April and Saturday 1st June.

CANCER FUNDRAISER FOR RECOVERY HAVEN AND KERRY CORK HEALTHLINK:
Sigerson Legends Football Cancer fundraising challenge will take place on Friday 15th February at 7.30pm inAustin Stacks Park Tralee. The game will feature the current I.T. Tralee Sigerson team taking on a selection of the three in a row I.T. Tralee Sigerson Cup winning team of the 1990’s and guests. The legends team includes Padraig Joyce from Galway, Kerry legends Maurice Fitzgerald, Seamus Moynihan, Darragh O’ Se and Mike Frank Russell. Come along for a great night’s entertainment in aid of two cancer charities that help so many patients and families through difficult times. Tickets to the game are priced at only €5 with children under 16 free. Tickets are available in Garvey’s Supervalu, Horan’s Fruit & Veg stores countywide, and from your local GAA Club Secretary.

THE SMASH HIT PLAY:
September 82 the smash hit play by Mike O’Halloran is to finish its Irish tour with four performances in Kerry. September 82 has played to packed houses since its premier in 2011. Two performances will take place in St Columbus Centre, Kilflynn on Thursday 28th February  and Thursday 1st March. At 8.00. p.m. The proceeds from the raffle will go to help in the fund raising efforts of Kilflynn National School. Tickets €10. Bookings at 0879794541. And on the door.   “Go on have a laugh” Followed by two further performances in The Community Centre Ballyduff on March 2nd and 3rd. Don't miss your last chance to see September 82 in Kerry prior to its new tour. For booking in Ballyduff phone 0863116077

DANCING CLASSES:
The Dancing classes continue in St.Columbas Centre, Kilflynn, every Monday night at 9.00 p.m. All Welcome.

CROKE PARK:
Commiserations to the Finuge Senior Footballers and their management  who were defeated in the AIB  All Ireland Intermediate Football Club Championship Final by Cookstown Fr Rocks (Tyrone) by 1-09 to 0-6. at Croke Park on Saturday Evening 9th February. Crotta Senior Hurler Mike Lynch was a member of the Finuge panel and Wayne Murphy, Dromakee,  was Finuge’s Physical trainer. Well done to the Finuge team and management for the great entertainment over the last few months, Ye did your club and county proud.
Kenmare finally emerged from their epic battle with Leinster champions Castleknock, winning by five points in their second AIB  Football All-Ireland Junior Club Championship Semi-Final Replay on Saturday evening at Croke Park. Kenmare Shamrocks 1-17 Castleknock 1-12 Well done to Kenamre and best of luck to them in the Final. This match was a curtain raiser to the Intermediate decider between Finuge and Cookstown game. The Kilflynn area was well represented at Croke Park on Saturday by local supporters who travelled to Dublin to support the Finuge and Kenmare teams.

CROTTA LOTTO JACKPOT HITS 4,000:
The four numbers picked out of the drum for the Crotta hurling club’s weekly lottery draw with a Jackpot of €3,900 by Independent Observer: Neil Dodd, Lissanerla Abbeydorney  were: 7,13, 14 and 23  on Monday 11th  February  in  Herbert’s Bar, Kilflynn. There was No Jackpot winner. The Lucky dip prizes winner each receives €35: Carmel Quilter, Ballyard, Tralee, Niall Doody, Upper Tullig, Kilflynn, and David Moloney, Cappa, Kilflynn. The next draw will take place in Herbert‘s Bar, Kilflynn on Monday 18th February  with a Jackpot of €4,000.Tickets are available at 2 Euro each or 3 for 5 Euro from Club tickets sellers or you can also play on the Crotta lotto on line now, check out www.crottagaa.ie or www.locallotto.ie.

DARTS:
Fourteen dart players participated in the weekly dart doubles in Parker’s lounge Bar on Saturday night 9th  February. Paud Twomey and Declan Falvey  defeated Phil Morris and Michael O’Sullivan  in the final.
The next darts doubles tournament takes place on Saturday night 16th  February  at 10.30 p.m. in Parkers lounge 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. Strictly over 18s.

FASHION SHOW FUNDRAISER:
The Parents Association of Sliabh A’Mhadra N.S., Ballyduff are organising a spectacular fashion show to raise much needed funds for the school.
All roads will lead to the Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Friday next February 22nd for a champagne reception at 7.15 pm with the show commencing at 8.00pm. The Association are greatly excited at the tremendous response they have received from the participating shops and sponsors. A great night is in store for all. There is a Door Prize of a fabulous cosmetic hamper valued at €400 featuring MAC, Bobbi Brown and other leading cosmetic brands. Anybody who purchases a ticket will automatically be included in this draw. There is also a prize for the Best Dressed Lady sponsored by Jasmine Boutique. During the course of the night many more spot prizes will be raffled including a €300 cosmetic hamper, lunch vouchers, hotel vouchers, gym memberships, beauty vouchers and shopping vouchers. All in all over €2,000 worth of prizes will be raffled on the night. The show will be produced by Norma O’Donoghue Model Agency, Killarney and the M.C for the night is Alan Finn of Radio Kerry. Tickets are available from Jasmine Boutique in Tralee or the Parents Association. Telephone Tricia (087)7927977 or Nora (086)6385667 Find us on Facebook Fashion Show Fundraiser Sliabh a’Mhadra

CAUSEWAY CAMOGIE CLUB:
U6 - U10 Training continues every Saturday in the Sports hall 11 am to 12 Noon everyone welcome!!!!!
U12 - U14 Training continues every Saturday on Astro Turf from 4.30pm to 5.30pm, and every Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm cost €2.
Don't Forget!!!!! We are holding our Club Registration Day on Saturday 16th February in the Sports Hall Causeway, From 12 noon to 2 pm, all new members to bring copy of Birth Cert and a Parent needs to be present on the day, all are welcome so come along and join us, refreshments for everyone on the day. Registration fees: Adult €20
Child €15 Family of 3 or more €35.

COOKERY DEMONSTRATION:
Come along this fantastic fundraiser in aid of Irish Red Cross in Tralee on Feburay 28th 2013 in Ballyroe heights Hotel: Tickets are €10 and are available from Ballyroe heights hotel, Just cooking (Firies) , Annmaire (087-7953066) Lynda & Majella ( 087-7088395) . 4 samples on the night, free door prize draw and lots of spot prizes in our raffle.


6th February 2013

SCHOOL DEBATING COMPETITION:
St. Teresa's National School, Kilflynn took part in a debating competition at the Education Centre, Tralee on Thursday 31st January. The motion for debate was "Ryanair is the BEST way to travel." Kilflynn were proposing the motion. They put forward constructive and well thought out arguments to support the motion and the adjudicators voted in favour of the Kilflynn team. Having won the first motion the team will now go forward to the next round. On Tuesday, 19th February the team will propose the motion " Irish is a dying tongue." They are busy preparing their arguments and researching the facts to back up their debate.
The St. Teresa's National School, debating team were: Sinead Coleman, Sarah Corkery, Alex Mclemore, Darragh O'Donoghue and Aodhan McKenna (Captain).

Moira Mc Elligott, Crotta Cross pictured with her grand daughter Amy O’Sullivan at Grandparents Day in St Teresa's National School, Kilflynn on Friday 1st February.

KETTLE BELL CLASSES:
Take your Fitness to the next level by joining our new work out class with Kettle Bells which takes place every Wednesday night at 7.30 p.m. in St. Columbus Centre, Killfynn. Results speak for themselves. Places limited. To book Contact: Maureen on (087) 9893847.  

ST. MARY'S CHURCH NEWS:
Mass will be celebrated on Saturday 9th February  at 6.30 p.m  and on Sunday morning, 10th February, Mass will be celebrated at 10.00 a.m. Kilflynn Altar Society for February: Margaret Quille.
To book masses, baptisms etc please phone 066 7135146. The Abbeydorney Parish Newsletter is now available online on www.dioceseofkerry.ie, and go to Abbeydorney parish and parish news.

Grandmothers Elsie O'Sullivan, Kilflynn and Eileen Somers, Abbeydorney at Grandparents Day in St Teresa's National School, Kilflynn on Friday 1st February.

TRAD SESSION:
There will be a Traditional Music Session in Parker's Pub, Kilflynn on Saturday night 9th February at 9.30 p.m.

FOOTBALL CHALLENGE GAME:
ITT Sigerson Greats play ITT Sigerson Team 2013 on Friday 15th February, under lights, at Austin Stacks Stadium, Tralee. Legendary three in a row Sigerson Cup winners 1997 Capained by Eamonn Ferris, 1998 Captained by Michael Cloherty and 1999 Captained by Jim McGuinness. Teams are reuniting just for one day in aid of Recovery Haven Cancer Support House and Kerry/Cork Cancer Support Bus

KILFLYNN DEFIBRILLATOR GROUP:
Information update, on checking the spare battery for the AED recently it was found that it was faulty, the manufacturers replaced it free of charge, a new spare battery would have been very expensive if it had to be replaced by the group. The Defibrillator is situated in the external alcove on the right hand side entrance to St Mary’s Church, Kilflynn. In the event of an emergency, keys and contact details are with all village businesses , keys and contact details are also at St Mary’s Church, St Columba’s and the School. The AED Group has 16 parish placed trained volunteers and they are: Helena Brennan, Maureen Culhane, Phil Hanafin, Kathleen Hannon, Helen Kelly Fuller, Gerry Lenihan, Karina Lynn, Joe Mc Auliffe, Mary Morris, John Mulvihill, Helen Murray, Thomas Nolan, Norah O Leary, Sandra, Sheehan, Seamus Sheehan, Bernie White. Your continued support is much appreciated; any additional volunteers can contact any of the above for information etc

SCOR NA NOG.
It was with great disappointment that Crotta Coiste na nOg Scor  instrumental music group had to take leave from this years competition at the Munster semi finals at Ovens County Cork on Sunday 13th January having lost out to Cork and Waterford. The members of the group were Sinead O'Sullivan, Aoife Mahony, Eamonn Shanahan, Barry Mahony and Paraic Shanahan. They represented the club with pride all the way through the competition and great credit is due on the effort they put in with heavy commitment to practise schedules. Many thanks to Louise Bunyan and Ann Mahony who coached the group and also to all the supporters who travelled with the group to Ovens in Co. Cork. The group will travel to Dublin to be recorded for a new programme 'Scor Encore' which will appear on TG4 over the next few weeks.
We would like to congratulate Gearoid Galvin representing St.Senans who has since won the recitation competition at the Munster final, we extend our best wishes to Gearoid as he goes forward to compete in the All Ireland final in Derry at the end of the month.

THE SMASH HIT PLAY
September ‘82 By Mike O Halloran. will  be staged in In St Columbus Centre, Kilflynn  On Thursday 28th February and  Friday  1st March. At 8.00. p.m. Tickets €10. Bookings at 0879794541. And on the door.   “Go on have a laugh”
September 82 will also be staged in Ballyduff Community Centre, on March 2nd and 3rd. For booking in Ballyduff phone 0863116077

DANCING CLASSES:
The Dancing classes continue in St.Columbas Centre, Kilflynn, every Monday night at 9.00 p.m. All Welcome.

The St. Teresa's National School, Kilflynn Debating Team, who took part in a debating competition at the Education Centre, Tralee on Thursday 31st January. L to R:
Darragh O'Donoghue, Aodhan McKenna, Sinead Coleman, Sarah Corkery, Alex Mclemore and Deirdre Daly (Teacher).

ST. PATRICK'S DAY PARADE
The Kilflynn St. Patrick's Day Parade meeting was held on Friday night 1st February in St. Columbas Centre, Kilflynn, and was attended by a good cross-section of the community. The Following parade committee were elected: Chairman: Danny Caffrey, Secretary: Anne Marie Chawke, Joint treasurers:  Tom McElligott and Tommy Neenan . The Kilflynn St Patricks Day parade, and Fancy Dress Parade will commence at 4.00 p.m. sharp on Sunday 17th March from St Teresa’s National School and Judging and presentation of prizes in the Fancy dress competitions at St. Columbas Centre after the parade. There will be trophies for 1st, 2nd and 3rd Places in under 3, 6,10, and Over 10. There will be also medals for all participants. Again, this Year there is a Prize for the Best float, All those interested in Participating in the parade or in the fancy dress competitions, please assemble at the School at 3.30 p.m. Entry Fee per child in the fancy dress is €2 or three for €5. Any organisations, business or individual wishing to take part in this years parade are very welcome to do so. Hope to see you all there. The next meeting of The Kilflynn Parade will be held Tuesday night next, 15th February at 9.15 p.m. in St. Columbas Centre, Kilflynn. All welcome to attend this meeting. As the sayings goes “Many hands make light work.

ALL-IRELAND INTERMEDIATE FOOTBALL FINAL:
On behalf of the community, We would like to take this opportunity to wish Crotta Senior Hurler Mike Lynch and his Finuge team mates, their management and supporters, all the best of luck, on  Saturday 9th February in Croke Park when Finuge Senior footballers  play Cookstown Fr Rocks (Tyrone) in the AIB  All Ireland Intermediate Football Club Championship Final at 7.15 p.m.
Best of Luck also to Kenmare footballers who play Castleknock of Dublin in The AIB All-Ireland Junior Club Football Championship semi-final second replay in Croke Park on Saturday at 5.30 p.m. This match will precede the Intermediate decider between Finuge and Cookstown.

CROTTA LOTTO RESULTS:
The four numbers picked out of the drum for the Crotta hurling club’s weekly lottery draw with a Jackpot of €3,800 by Independent Observer: Eimear O'Beirne, Kilflynn  were: 4,13, 14 and 15 , on Monday 4th February  in Herbert’s Bar, Kilflynn. There was No Jackpot winner. The Lucky dip prizes winner each receives €35: Sadie Byrne, Curravough, Tralee, Marion Lynch, Tullig, Kilflynn, and James Carmody, Rae, Kilflynn. The next draw will take place in Parker’s Pub, Kilflynn on Monday 11th February, with a Jackpot of 3,900. Tickets are available at 2 Euro each or 3 for 5 Euro from Club tickets sellers or you can also play on the Crotta lotto on line now, check out www.crottagaa.ie or www.locallotto.ie.

DARTS:
Fourteen dart players participated in the weekly dart doubles in Parker’s lounge Bar on Saturday night 2nd February. Paud Twomey and Michael O’Sullivan defeated Eileen Brennan and John Leahy in the final.
The next darts doubles tournament takes place on Saturday night 9th  February  at 10.30 p.m. in Parkers lounge 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. Strictly over 18s.

 

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