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JANUARY 2012

31st January 2012

ST. MARY'S CHURCH NEWS
On Wednesday 1st February, mass will be celebrated at 10.00 a.m. and on 7.00 p.m. on Friday 3rd February mass will be celebrated for the First Friday.
Mass will be celebrated on Saturday 4th February for Peggy Kelly (Month’s Mind) and Michael Kelly (Anniversary) Crotta, Kilflynn and on Sunday morning 4th February, Mass will be celebrated at 10.00 a.m. Exposition of The Blessed Sacrament:-Kilflynn: Monday 6.00 p.m. - 9.00p.m. Eucharistic Ministers: Vigil, Saturday: Anne Sheehan, Sunday morning: John Cashell. Readers: Vigil, Saturday evening: Kelly Family. Sunday Morning: Joe McAuliffe. To book masses, baptisms etc please phone 066 7135146.
Lourdes collection next weekend 4th and 5th February. Please support.

HURLING
Kerry Senior hurlers opened their 2012 Season on a winning note, and recorded their first ever Waterford Crystal Cup victory against The Institute of Technology Tralee in a preliminary round game at Fitzgerald Stadium, on Sunday 29th January.
The Crotta hurling club will be represented on both teams, by Shane Nolan, who came off the bench and played at Corner Forward and scored a point, Cyril lynch was a sub and Mike Lynch is also on the panel, he didn’t tog out due to inquiry, Cyril and Mike’s brother, Matt played at wing forward for the Tralee I.T, and scored two points for the students. Kerry play Cork in the next round on Sunday 5th January in Páirc Uí Rinn, next up for Tralee I.T team will be the Ryan cup.

Neilly O’Connell, Crotta, Kilflynn, celebrates his 60th Birthday, pictured at Parker’s Pub, Kilflynn on Saturday 28th January with wife his Kathleen, Mother, Molly and Daughters, Triona, Maria and Una O’Connell.

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

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE
John Moriarty Evening,: Tuesday 7th February, 8.00 p.m. to 10.00 p.m. facilitated by Michael Joyce and Josephine Fitzgibbon.
Celebration of Married Love: Wednesday 15th February, 8.00 p.m. to 9.30 p.m. a liturgy of Prayer and Thanksgiving.
Faith Service of healing and reconciliation: Saturday 18th February, 2.00 p.m. to 6.00 p.m. with Eddie Stone and team (number limited for this event).
William Talbot-Crosbie and his time in Ardfert: Tuesday 21st February, 8.00 p.m. to 9.00 p.m. A talk by Tommy O’Connor. Booking essential for all events. Tel 066 7134276 or email ardfertreat@eircom.net

QUIZ
St. Teresa’s National School, Kilflynn Annual Pub will held in Parker’s Pub and Herbert’s Bar on Friday 24th February at 9.00 p.m. Fund raising for the School’s Astro Turf pitch will be launched on the evening.

DARTS
Sixteen dart players participated in the weekly dart doubles in Parker’s lounge on Saturday night 28th January, Phil Morris and Mike Fealy defeated Jerry Carmody and J.P Twomey in the final.
The next darts doubles tournament takes place on Saturday night 4th 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.

DRAMA
The rehearsals are in full swing with the new drama group who will be performing very soon, watch this space.

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.

MEN’S SHED
Public Meeting/Information at Lyreacrompane Resource Centre, on Thursday 9th February at 8.00 p.m. John Evoy, Co-ordinator of men’s sheds in Ireland will facilitate the meeting. All welcome. Limited transport available from Tralee, Castleisland and Listowel. Ring 068 -23429 by February 7th to book your seat.

CROTTA COISTE NA NOG A.G.M
Crotta Coiste na nOg Annual General Meeting will take place on Friday night February 10th in St Columbas Centre, Kilflynn at 8.30pm. All welcome.

SYMPATHY
Sincere sympathy is extended to the Family, Relatives and Friends of the late, Kevin Diggin, Alderwood Road, Tralee. Kevin was a staff member of The Community Employment (CE) programme in St Columbas Centre, Kilflynn May he rest in peace.

HERBERT’S BAR
Back by popular demand, Live music next Sunday evening with Robert Quinlan.

SINGING CLASSES
For primary and secondary school pupils with Mary Mulvihill every Tuesday at Sheehan’s Thatched House, Finuge, ( 4.45 to 5.45 p.m.) for further details, contact Mary on 087 6228766.

ERIC BRISTOW
Darts legend and five-time world champion Eric Bristow will be stepping up to the oche in Kilflynn next month. The eighties’ champ will be giving a darts exhibition on Friday Night 17th February. The event takes place from 8.00 p.m. in Parker’s Lounge Bar, Kilflynn. Eric will be taking on members of the audience so bring your darts if you fancy your chances of beating an 80's icon.

CROTTA LOTTO RESULTS
The four numbers picked out of the drum by Independent Observer, Paul Sheehan, Castletown, Kilflynn for the weekly Crotta Hurling Club Lotto draw with a Jackpot of €5,400 were: 2,7,12 and 14, at Parker‘s Pub, on Monday night 30th 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: Collette Cronin, Keel, Lixnaw, Margaret Conway, Ballyrehan, Lixnaw and Rose and Tom Dillion, St. Brendan’s Park, Tralee. The next draw will take place in Parker’s Pub, Kilflynn on Monday 6th February with a Jackpot of 5,500. 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 the crottagaa.ie

SHANNOW FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE
AA MEETINGS –Every Wednesday night from 8pm to 10pm.
AL ANON MEETINGS – Every Monday night from 8pm to 10pm.
COUNSELLING The Shannow Family Resource Centre counselling service offers low cost, confidential counselling. Please telephone us on 066 71 98018. We will take your first name and telephone number and the counsellor will phone you back.
PARENT AND TODDLER/BABY GROUP: Every Tuesday and Friday, 10.30am to 12 noon. €2 per family.

ACRYLIC PAINTING FOR BEGINNERS
A beginner’s course in basic acrylic painting, this course will introduce acrylics as a painting medium and each student will complete several finished canvases. Great way to get out, meet new people and learn a new skill.
Starts Thursday 9th February for a duration of 8 weeks cost €40

PARENTING PLUS 6-11 YEARS
Helping parents to solve discipline problems, develop a closer more satisfying relationship and communicating positively.
Time & date to be confirmed, course will run subject to demand, to register your interest please contact the centre.

MENS GROUP
Meets every Monday evening at the FRC, upcoming courses-beer making and cooking.
New Parents Support Group:
A get together for mum’s or dad’s with new babies. A great way to meet other new parents in your area, an opportunity for exchanging ideas, experiences and share advise. Also enjoy a variety of workshops specifically for new parents including baby massage, paediatric first aid, speech and therapy, nutrition plus lots more.
Start date Wednesday 29th March 10:30 a.m. -11:30 a.m. Cost €2 per family.
For further information or if you have any ideas of courses or groups you would like to see running in the area, please contact Cathy or Laura on 066 7198018

CAMOGIE
Kerry County Board are running a 41 Card Drive fundraiser on Thursday 16th February in McHales Stretford End Causeway. €700 in prizes!!! with just a €10 entry fee per person. Start time is 9.00 p.m. Spot prizes and finger food on the night. Your support would be most appreciated!

GOLDILOCKS AND THE 3 BEARS
It’s that time of year again when Beale GAA take to the stage. An event not to be missed when thye perform “Goldilocks and the 3 Bears” in the Tinteán Theatre on Friday, February 3rd and Saturday, February 4th, with throw-in at 7.30pm. A momentous occasion as players, trainers, club officers and parents perform together on stage. Leading the cast as “Goldilocks” is secretary of the Ladies club, Molly Breen, and the 3 bears are John Farrell, vice-chairman of the Beale GAA club, Noreen Hitchen, ladies goal-keeper and Tom O’Neill, under-age mentor. Tickets for a great evening of entertainment, fun and frolics are available from Joyce’s Newsagent, Ballybunion Credit Union or from 086-3937654, with special rates for families, senior citizens and students.
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


24th January 2012

ACTIVE RETIRED GROUP
A Social Evening for the Abbeydorney/Kilflynn Active Retired Group will be held in the Community Hall, Abbeydorney on Wednesday 25th January, 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 7135831.

St. Theresa National, Kilflynn First and Second class pictured with Michael Parker, Kilflynn, who told the children stories about Christmasin Kilflynn long ago.

HURLING
Kerry Senior hurlers open their season at 2.00 pm on Sunday 29th January in the Waterford Crystal cup against The Institute of Technology Tralee in Killarney. The Crotta hurling club will be represented on both teams, by Shane Nolan, Cyril and Mike Lynch on the Kerry team, with Cyril and Mike’s brother, Matt togging out for the Tralee I.T, so best of luck to both teams.

CROTTA HURLING CLUB A.G.M
The Crotta Hurling Club Annual General Meeting was held at a packed St. Columbas Centre, Kilflynn on Friday 19th January, John Shanahan, Vice Chairman presided. The games and club events of the past year were reviewed, by Club secretary, Annette Nolan, and a comprehensive financial report from Treasurer Johnny Hannon, 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 2011. There was great participation from the enthusiastic attendees with constructive debates on a variety of topics. Outgoing chairman Dan McCarthy did not seek re-election.
The following officers were elected to serve the club for the 2012 season:
Patron: Fr. Denis O‘Mahony.
President: Brendan Neenan,
Vice President: John McCarthy, Tom Cronin, Tom Kenny And Dick Mc Elligott.
Chairman: Paddy Weir , Vice Chairman: Paud Twomey, Secretary: Annette Nolan,
Registrar: Eoin Lynch, Treasurer: Johnny Hannon, Assistant Treasurer: John Kelly. P.R.O: Mike Parker, County Board Delegate: Graham Harris, North Kerry Hurling Board Delegates: Shane Herbert and Paul Sheehan Scor Officer: Anne Mahony and Alcohol and Substance abuse officer: Karl Shanahan. Insurance Officer: Pat Culhane. I.T Officer: Philip Twomey. Players representative: Mike Lynch The position of Senior Team Trainer, Senior Selectors, U-21 Trainer/Selectors, Junior Trainer and Selectors, will be appointed at the next Club's Executives Committee meeting.

The Crotta hurlers who were members of the victories Tralee hurling team C.B.S, who played Gael Colaiste, Tralee in the Colleges Hurling Championship on Monday, 23rd January. L to R: Raymond Nolan, Adrian Mahony, Darragh Ryan, Sean O'Donoghue, Dominic Nolan, Darragh Dineen and Darragh Sheehan.

DARTS
Twenty dart players participated in the weekly dart doubles in Parker’s lounge on Saturday night 21st January, Tim O’Halloran and Jason Nolan defeated Mike Fealy and Denis County in the final.
The next darts doubles tournament takes place on Saturday night 28th January 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.
SYMPATHY
Sincere sympathy is extended to the Family, Relatives and Friends of the late, Joan Ryan, (née Gleasure), Enniskerry, Cusack Road, Ennis, Clare and late of Tullig, Kilflynn, on Tuesday, 10th January. The area was well represented at the funeral in Ennis on Thursday evening and at the Funeral Mass on Friday 13th January. May she rest in peace.

FINUGE/ST.SENAN’S LADIES CLUB
The Finuge/St Senan's Ladies Club are now enrolling for their 2012 Season. Under 10, Under 12, Under 14, Under 16 and Junior and Senior Teams. Contact any club member for more details.
The Annual AGM of Finuge/St Senan's Ladies Club will be held on Thursday, January 26th at 9.00 pm at the Finuge GAA Clubhouse. All Welcome to attend.

NEW ARRIVAL
Congratulations and best wishes to Ann Marie Chawke and Noel McGrath, Upper Tullig, Kilflynn, On birth of their baby Girl, Amy at Kerry General Hospital, Tralee on Saturday 7th January and sister for Sean

ST. MARY'S CHURCH NEWS
Mass will be celebrated on Saturday 28th January for John Joe Hannon, Glenballyma, Kilflynn and on Sunday morning 29th January, Mass will be celebrated at 10.00 a.m. Exposition of The Blessed Sacrament:-Kilflynn: Monday 6.00 p.m. - 9.00p.m. Eucharistic Ministers: Vigil, Saturday: Joe Buckley, Sunday morning: Jerome O‘Sullivan. Readers: Vigil, Saturday evening: Catherine Nolan. Sunday Morning: Mary McKenna. To book masses, baptisms etc please phone 066 7135146.

SYMPATHY
We offer our deepest sympathies to the family, relatives and friends of the late Debbie Carney of Clyduff, Shinrone Birr, Offaly, who’s brothers David and Daryl Carney play their hurling with Crotta hurling club. The area was well represented at the funeral at her residence on Saturday evening and at mass in St.Cronan’s Church, Roscrea, on Sunday afternoon 22nd January. May she rest in peace.

ERIC BRISTOW
Darts legend and five-time world champion Eric Bristow will be stepping up to the oche in Kilflynn next month. The eighties’ champ will be giving a darts exhibition on Friday Night 17th February. The event takes place from 8.00 p.m. in Parker’s Lounge Bar, Kilflynn. Eric will be taking on members of the audience so bring your darts if you fancy your chances of beating an 80's icon.

NEW ARRIVAL
Congratulations and best wishes to Trudy and Martin Ryan, Ardnacaska, Knocknaska, Kilflynn on the birth of their baby Boy, at Kerry General Hospital, Tralee on Tuesday 10th January and a brother for Mathew and Tate.

ABBEYDORNEY COMMUNITY GAMES
Music: On Saturday 28th we have our first participants of 2012 when our young musicians take to the stage in Abbeydorney in the solo and group music competition. Keith O'Connor will represent us in the solo music and he will also be part of the music group a long with Susie Rice, Kate Buckley, Adam Maunsell and Ryan Nolan. Our thanks to their teacher Louise Bunyan for all her help and support. We wish them all the best. Competition begins in Abbeydorney Parish Community Hall at 6.30p.m.
Up Coming Events: Art U 8 - to U -16, Handwriting U-10, Recitation u-14, Swimming U-8 to U-16, Cross Country U-12 and U-14, Judo, Gymnastics, Quiz u-14, Modern Dance (solo and group), set dancing u-14, model making u-10 to u-16, projects u-12, u-13, u-15. If you are interested in competing in any of the above events please contact Patsy 087 9864656.
U-14 Quiz: The u-14 quiz team will be selected at a quiz to be held on this Friday night January 27th at 8.00 p.m. in the Parish Community Hall, Abbeydorney.

CROTTA LOTTO RESULTS
The four numbers picked out of the drum by Independent Observer, Brendan Twomey, Crotta Cross, for the weekly Crotta Hurling Club Lotto draw with a Jackpot of €5,300 were: 2,8,12 and 15, at Herbert’s Bar, on Monday night 23rd 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: Graham Harris, Crotta, Susan Dillane, Abbeydorney, and Katie O’Connell, Rae, Kilflynn. The next draw will take place in Parker’s Pub, Kilflynn on Monday 30th January with a Jackpot of 5,400. 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 the crottagaa.ie

SHANNOW FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE
AA MEETINGS –Every Wednesday night from 8pm to 10pm.
AL ANON MEETINGS – Every Monday night from 8pm to 10pm.
COUNSELLING The Shannow Family Resource Centre counselling service offers low cost, confidential counselling. Please telephone us on 066 71 98018. We will take your first name and telephone number and the counsellor will phone you back.
PARENT AND TODDLER/BABY GROUP: Every Tuesday and Friday, 10.30am to 12 noon.
ACRYLIC PAINTING FOR BEGINNERS
A beginner’s course in basic acrylic painting, this course will introduce acrylics as a painting medium and each student will complete several finished canvases.
Starts Thursday 2nd February for a duration of 8 weeks cost €40
PARENTING PLUS 6-11 YEARS
Helping parents to solve discipline problems, develop a closer more satisfying relationship and communicating positively.
Time & date to be confirmed, course will run subject to demand, to register your interest please contact the centre.
MENS GROUP
Meets every Monday evening at the FRC, upcoming courses-beer making and cooking.
For further information or if you have any ideas of courses or groups you would like to see running in the area, please contact Cathy or Laura on 066 7198018.

COLLEGES HURLING
Tralee C.B.S, played Gael Colaiste, Tralee. in Colleges Hurling Championship on Monday. The Crotta players accounted for 3-07 of the CBS total of 4-07. Raymond Nolan (2-03) Sean O'Donoghue (1-00) Dominic Nolan(0-02) Adrian Mahony(0-02), Darragh Ryan, Darragh Dineen and Darragh Sheehan were also on the victories CBS team. Gearoid Galvin and Shane O'Neill were the Crotta players on the Gael Coláiste team.

GOLDILOCKS AND THE 3 BEARS
It’s that time of year again when Beale GAA take to the stage. An event not to be missed when thye perform “Goldilocks and the 3 Bears” in the Tinteán Theatre on Friday, February 3rd and Saturday, February 4th, with throw-in at 7.30pm. A momentous occasion as players, trainers, club officers and parents perform together on stage. Leading the cast as “Goldilocks” is secretary of the Ladies club, Molly Breen, and the 3 bears are John Farrell, vice-chairman of the Beale GAA club, Noreen Hitchen, ladies goal-keeper and Tom O’Neill, under-age mentor. Tickets for a great evening of entertainment, fun and frolics are available from Joyce’s Newsagent, Ballybunion Credit Union or from 086-3937654, with special rates for families, senior citizens and students.

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


17th January 2012

Quizmaster / Auctioneer John O’ Flaherty (centre) pictured with Tommy Neenan and Robert Brennan who got their beards shaved in Herbert’s Bar at The Kilflynn Cancer Support Group table quiz and beard shave on Wednesday 28th December.
Photo Mike Parker.

KILFLYNN CANCER SUPPORT GROUP TABLE QUIZ & BEARD SHAVE 2011
The Kilflynn Cancer Support Group would like to thank all those who helped with their fundraising drive during the month of December. On December 28th the annual Christmas quiz was again a great social occasion in the village with over forty teams participating. Once again the excellent Quizmaster / Auctioneer On the night was John O’ Flaherty who had the brain cells working on over drive, with 8 rounds of 10 questions. The overall winners got 76 questions out of 80 right. First prizes went to Tommy Hayes, Eileen Hannon and Tom Hayes, Abbeydorney.

Graham Harris getting his beard shaved at Parker’s Pub, Kilflynn by John Joe Murphy of Tralee Hair Studio, Rock Street at The Kilflynn Cancer Support Group table quiz and beard shave on Wednesday 28th December .

Runners up with a score of 75 was Bernard Costello, Marion Dee, Maurice Costello, Lawrence Costello, James McElligott, Kathleen Costello, John Flaherty And Mary Shanahan, Kilflynn. A Tie for third place between four teams with a score of 73: Team One: Noreen Murphy, Mike Murphy, Wayne Murphy, Jessica Nammock and Brian Nammock. Team Two: Declan Falvey, Betty Falvey, Laura Falvey, John Leahy and Denise Leahy, Team Three: Valerie Buckley, Patrick Buckley, Ruth Buckley, Helen Leyden, Michael Leyden and Shane Moynihan. Team Four: Billy Dee, Joe McKenna, Fiachra Barrett and Fionnula Flanagan.
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, special thanks to Declan Fuller of Bulmers for his large donation of company merchandise which sold well on the night. Thanks also to Parker’s and Herbert’s for hosting the event and John McElligott for sorting out the wonderful ‘simulcast’ sound system.

John Joe Murphy of Tralee Hair Studio, Rock Street shaving Shane McKenna’s beard at Parker’s Pub, Kilflynn at The Kilflynn Cancer Support Group table quiz and beard shave on Wednesday 28th December.

There was an extra attraction on quiz night with the beard shave. Many thanks to Kilflynn men, Tommy Neenan, Robert Brennan, Shane McKenna and Graham Harris for avoiding the razor during December, between the lads they raised 637 euro in sponsorship. Special thanks to John Joe Murphy of Tralee Hair Studio, Rock Street for shaving the boys on the night. The signed Kilkenny hurling jersey sold for 400 euro and appropriately went to the black and amber side of the parish. The group would like to thank Pat Buckley of Abbeydorney for organising the jersey through his brother in law Dr. Tadhg Crowley, team doctor for the Kilkenny hurlers. Special thanks also to Annette Nolan for donating one of her paintings which we auctioned on the night. All the various efforts raised a total of 5,790 euro and this money will be divided between three Kerry cancer charities, Recover Haven, Kerry Hospice and Kerry Cancer Support over the coming weeks.

CROTTA HURLING CLUB A.G.M
The Annual General Meeting of the Crotta Hurling Club will be held on Friday night 20th January, It will be held at St. Columbas Centre, Kilflynn starting at 9.00 p.m. All members are requested to attend, New members welcome.

YOUNG SCIENTIST OF THE YEAR
Congratulations and Well Done to Jennifer Falvey, Garrynagore and her class mate, Colin Dineen from Causeway Comprehensive School who came third in their group at the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition at Dublin's R.D.S, Jennifer and Colin also received a special award, and made appearance on the Late Late Show on Friday night, where the Causeway students were interview by show host Ryan Tubridy about their project . The third-year students were struck by the death from carbon monoxide poisoning of a guest in a hotel in Kinsale, Co Cork, in 2010 and got to thinking about how it might have been prevented.
The result is a three-in-one safety gadget they say could be easily installed in the exterior wall of any room. It uses a standard carbon monoxide detector alarm, but connects it to a ventilation system — a simple fan that draws air from outside and blows it into the affected room to dilute the poisonous gas.
But, as a third step, it also activates a SIM card inside the unit that sends an urgent message to a designated person or emergency services, identifying the location of the carbon monoxide leak, in case the occupant is overcome by fumes. While their unit is about the size of a large cigar box, Jennifer says it could be streamlined.

Children from St. Teresa's National School, Kilflynn took to their School stage on Monday 19th December, to perform Christmas Carols and Music at their Christmas concert. Photo Mike Parker

SILVER MEDAL FOR NIAMH BALL IN SWEDEN
Niamh Ball, Kilflynn of the Trojan Boxing club participated in The Golden Girl cup Tournament in boras, Sweden on Saturday and Sunday 14/15th January. Elite boxers were all present from all over Europe, Niamh ball qualify for the final, and her opponent was the world champion and European silver medallist, Niamh started the 1st round very well landing some lovely straight jabs , with the Swedish girl also landing and countering well , in the 2nd round... Niamh had settled well and started to find her reach, both girls went toe to toe and it was very clear that the world champion was uncomfortable with her opponent, in the 3rd round Niamh landed some very hard punches to the face of the Swede, both girls feeling the strain of what was a constant battle, in the 4th and final round Niamh opened up well landing some early hooks to the head and body it went on to be another battle till the final bell, getting a great reaction from the crowd with the result going to the Swedish girl, Niamh should be very proud of herself doing so well, also the Swedish girl went on to win best boxer of the tournament, Niamh was delighted with her performance and is looking forward to returning next year.
Congratulations and Well done Niamh, keep up the great work.

DARTS
Twenty dart players participated in the weekly dart doubles in Parker’s lounge on Saturday night 14th January, Tim O’Halloran and Jason Nolan defeated Declan Falvey and J.P Twomey in the final.
The next darts doubles tournament takes place on Saturday night 21st January 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.

ST. MARY'S CHURCH NEWS
Mass will be celebrated on Saturday 21st January for Sr. Maire McElligott and on Sunday morning 22nd January, Mass will be celebrated at 10.00 a.m. Exposition of The Blessed Sacrament:-Kilflynn: Monday 6.00 p.m. - 9.00p.m. Eucharistic Ministers: Vigil, Saturday: Maureen McElligott, Sunday morning: Noreen Leen. Readers: Vigil, Saturday evening: Maureen Culhane. Sunday Morning: Josephine Lynch. To book masses, baptisms etc please phone 066 7135146.

Kilflynn man, Brendan Neenan pictured with The Kilflynn Choir members, T.J O’Sullivan, Gerry Leinhan, Eamon Leen, Gene O’Sullivan, Willie Keane and Fergus O’Sullivan at Cul Didin Nursing Home, Tralee, where they entertained the residents, families and the staff with Music and Songs on St. Stephen's Day

DANCING
Dancing in Carlton Hotel, Tralee on Sunday 22nd January, Music with Pat Costello and The Midnight Dynamos 3 piece band, dancing 9-12. Admission 10 euro. For further info Tel: 087 9735113.

NEW YEARS DRAWS RESULTS
The following are the Parker’s Pub New Year’s draw results:
1st PRIZE €500: Francis Keane, Baile an Gharraí, Lixnaw
2nd PRIZE, €250: Antionette O’Connell, Rae, Kilflynn
3rd PRIZE, €150: Carmel Chawke, Lismore, Tralee.
4th PRIZE, €50: Stephen Moloney, Cappa, Kilflynn.
5th Prize, €25: Claire Dempsey, Clounametig, Abbeydorney
6th PRIZE, €25: Martina Long, Ardfert
7th Prize, Bottle of Whiskey: Paul Shanahan, Tullig, Kilflynn
8th Prize, Bottle of Wine: Peggy Fitzmaurice, Tubrid, Ardfert
9th Prize, Box of Chocolates: Liam Brennan, Ballymacquin, Ardfert.
10th Prize, Box of Biscuits: Mary Nolan, Tullig, Kilflynn.
The Winning tickets were draw by Independent observer: Former Crotta and Kerry Hurler Cyril Nolan, Kilflynn on Sunday 1st January.

FINUGE/ST.SENAN’S LADIES CLUB
The Finuge/St Senan's Ladies Club are now enrolling for their 2012 Season. Under 10, Under 12, Under 14, Under 16 and Junior and Senior Teams. Contact any club member for more details.
The Annual AGM of Finuge/St Senan's Ladies Club will be held on Thursday, January 26th at 9.00 pm at the Finuge GAA Clubhouse. All Welcome to attend.

ERIC BRISTOW
Darts legend and five-time world champion Eric Bristow will be stepping up to the oche in Kilflynn next month. The eighties’ champ will be giving a darts exhibition on Friday Night 17th February. The event takes place from 8.00 p.m. in Parker’s Lounge Bar, Kilflynn.

CROTTA LOTTO RESULTS
The four numbers picked out of the drum by Independent Observer, Pat Lynch, Tullig, Kilflynn for the weekly Crotta Hurling Club Lotto draw with a Jackpot of €5,200 were: 2,13,19 and 28, at Parker’s Pub on Monday night 16th 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: Heather Sutton, The Rectory, Kilflynn, Pat Herbert, Kilflynn and Peggy Harris, Crotta. The next draw will take place in Herbert‘s Pub, Kilflynn on Monday 23rd January with a Jackpot of 5,300. 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 the crottagaa.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


10th January 2012

YOUNG SCIENTIST OF THE YEAR
Good luck to Jennifer Falvey, Garrynagore and her Causeway Comprehensive School
mates of Colin Dineen, Mairead Moriarty and Katie Casey who are participating in the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition commencing on Thursday 12th-14th January,in Dublin's RDS.

ACTIVE RETIRED GROUP
A Social Evening for the Abbeydorney/Kilflynn Active Retired Group will be held in the Abbeydorney Community Hall on Wednesday 11th January, commencing at 1.00p.m. A meal will be served. Transport for anyone requiring it can be arranged. Contact Noreen at 7135831.

ERIC BRISTOW
Darts legend and five-time world champion Eric Bristow will be stepping up to the oche in Kilflynn next month.
The eighties’ champ will be giving a darts exhibition on Friday Night 17th February. The event takes place from 8.30 p.m. in Parker’s Lounge Bar, Kilflynn. For more info Telephone 066 7135129

KILFLYNN FITNESS CLASSES 2012
'New beginnings to a new you'.
Wednesday Jan 11th 7 - 7:45 am Cardio Circuits
6:15 - 7:15 pm Sculpt and Tone
Saturday Jan 14th 10 - 11 am Circuit class
11 - 12 pm Bootcamp
Monday Jan 16th 6:30 - 7:30 pm Cardio Circuits
7:30 - 8:30 pm Circuit Class
All classes are done in 6 week courses, and will be held in St.Columbas Centre, Kilflynn.
For more information on prices etc call Wayne on 0860883595.

FARM ENTERPRISE SEMINAR
“Realise the potential of your farm assets”
Guest speakers: Brian Leslie, Business Editor, Farmers Journal, Marie Kelly, JFC Rural Innovation Awards, Anne Kissane, Kissanes Sheep Farm, Michael Gleeson, Rural Development Consultant
On Thursday 12th January At 7.30pm In Ardfert Community Centre, Ardfert
All welcome. Text: REG7 to 51444 to register

HERBERT’S BAR
Sunday afternoon 15th of Jan. 2.30. Trad session with some of Limerick's finest musicians. Irish music at it's best .

SET DANCING CLASSES
Set dancing classes for Adults.starting on the 16th of jan at 7.30 at
listowel day care centre out the john b keane road.

PUBLIC MEETING
A public meeting taking place next Monday night, January 16th at 8 p.m. in the Ballyroe Heights Hotel to discuss the new septic tank regulations. Everyone welcome. Organised by Martin Ferris TD.

DARTS
22 dart players participated in the weekly dart doubles in Parker’s lounge on Saturday night 7th January, Mike Fealy and Jason Nolan defeated Denis County and Paud Twomey in the final.
The next darts doubles tournament takes place on Saturday night 14th January 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.

DANCING CLASSES
The local Dancing Classes recommenced on Monday 9th January in St. Columbas Centre, Kilflynn and will continue every Monday night at 9.00 P.M. New members welcome.

CROTTA HURLING CLUB A.G.M
The Annual General Meeting of the Crotta Hurling Club will be held on Friday night 20th January, It will be held at St. Columbas Centre, Kilflynn starting at 8.30 p.m. All members are requested to attend, New members welcome. Motions and Nominations papers must be with the club secretary Annette Nolan by Friday 13th January 2012.

ST. MARY'S CHURCH NEWS
Mass will be celebrated on Friday night 13th January at 7.30 p.m for Joan Lynn, Crotta, Kilflynn. Mass will be celebrated on Saturday 14th January for John and Josephine O’Brien, Clounafineela, Kilflynn and on Sunday morning 15th January, Mass will be celebrated at 10.00 a.m. for Eddie. Exposition of The Blessed Sacrament:-Kilflynn: Monday 6.00 p.m. - 9.00p.m. Eucharistic Ministers: Vigil, Saturday: Eileen Hannon, Sunday morning: Michael Nicholson. Readers: Vigil, Saturday evening: Catherine Caffrey. Sunday Morning: Paul O‘Donoghue. To book masses, baptisms etc please phone 066 7135146.

BOXING
Good Luck to Niamh Ball, Kilflynn of the Trojan Boxing club who is taking part in The Golden Girl Tournament in Sweden on 14/15th January. All the best Niamh from all in Kilflynn.

CROTTA LOTTO RESULTS
The four numbers picked out of the drum by Independent Observer, Tommy Neenan, Crotta, Kilflynn for the weekly Crotta Hurling Club Lotto draw with a Jackpot of €5,100 were: 1,9,20 and 27, at Herbert’s Bar on Monday night 9th 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: Deirdre Murphy, Ardfert, Liz Moloney, Cappa, Kilflynn, and Sean Shine, Cappa, Kilflynn. The next draw will take place in Parker’s bar, Kilflynn on Monday 16th January with a Jackpot of 5,200. 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 the crottagaa.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


3rd January 2012

NEW YEAR GREETINGS
The writer of Kilflynn notes wishes to extend greetings for a happy, healthy and prosperous 2012 to all readers of these notes and to Kilflynn people everywhere at home and abroad. Keep the news flowing in for the Kilflynn Notes. Sincere gratitude is extended to everyone that has provided news items for this column during the course of the 2011 all the contributions were greatly appreciated and made putting this column together every week much easier for this writer.
As always this column is at the disposal of the entire community and anyone can feel free to contact me at any time with a news item on any subject and I will be glad to assist in any way I can. I can be contacted on 066 7135129, mobile (087) 9794541 or if you are online email me at mikeparker@eircom.net

DANCING CLASSES
The local Dancing Classes will recommence on Monday 9th January in St. Columbas Centre, Kilflynn at 9.00 P.M. New members welcome.

CROTTA HURLING CLUB A.G.M
The Annual General Meeting of the Crotta Hurling Club will be held on Friday night 20th January, It will be held at St. Columbas Centre, Kilflynn starting at 8.30 p.m. All members are requested to attend, New members welcome Motions and Nominations must be with the club secretary Annette Nolan by Friday 13th January 2012.

ST. MARY'S CHURCH NEWS
On Wednesday 4th January mass will be celebrated at 10.00 a.m. and on Thursday 5th January mass will be celebrated at 6.30 p.m. Mass will be celebrated on Friday morning 6th January (Feast of Epiphany) at 10.00 a.m. Mass will be celebrated on Saturday 7th January for Noreen Shanahan (nee Reidy), Irrebeg, Lixnaw and on Sunday morning 8th January, Mass will be celebrated at 10.00 a.m. for Eddie and Mary Breen, Knockbrack, Kilflynn Mary. Exposition of The Blessed Sacrament:-Kilflynn: Monday 6.00 p.m. - 9.00p.m. Eucharistic Ministers: Thursday 5th : Margaret Browne, Friday 6th : Angela Nolan.
Vigil, Saturday: Joan Hussey, Sunday morning: Mary McCarthy. Readers: Thursday 5th: Helen Condon, Friday 6th : Arlena Mahony, Vigil, Saturday evening: Bridget O‘Connell. Sunday Morning: Francis White. To book masses, baptisms etc please phone 066 7135146.

CHRISTMAS HAMPERS WINNERS
The Crotta Hurling club held 3 draws for three Christmas hampers on New Years Eve in the Half way bar Parker’s Pub, and in New Years Night in Herbert’s Bar, Congratulations to Pat Dillon who won the Hamper in the Half Way Bar, and to Kerrie Nolan who won the hamper in Parker’s Pub and to Pat Herbert who won the Hamper in Herbert’s Bar. Thanks to all who supported the draws.

PARKER’S ENTERTAINMENT
Friday Night 6th January at 9.30 p.m Women’s Christmas: Music with Black Sparks
Saturday Night 7th January at 10.30 p.m. Darts doubles tournament in Parker’s Lounge bar.
We would like to take this opportunity to Wish all of our Customers and Friends a Very Happy and Prosperous New Year.

KILFLYNN FITNESS CLASSES 2012
'New beginnings to a new you'.
Wednesday Jan 11th 7 - 7:45 am Cardio Circuits
6:15 - 7:15 pm Sculpt and Tone
Saturday Jan 14th 10 - 11 am Circuit class
11 - 12 pm Bootcamp
Monday Jan 16th 6:30 - 7:30 pm Cardio Circuits
7:30 - 8:30 pm Circuit Class
All classes are done in 6 week courses, and will be held in St.Columbas Centre, Kilflynn.
For more information on prices etc call Wayne on 0860883595 or email

HERBERT’S BAR
Live music next Fri night 6th of Jan for all the ladies on little Christmas. Entertainment on the night with Claddagh.

DARTS
The next darts doubles tournament takes place on Saturday night 7th January 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.

CROTTA LOTTO RESULTS
Parker‘s Pub, was the venue for the first draw of 2012 in the Crotta Hurling Club lotto draw which took place on Monday 2nd January.
The four numbers picked out of the drum by Independent Observer, Eileen Brennan, Rae, Kilflynn for the weekly Lotto Jackpot of €5,000 were: 6,12,20 and 28. 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: Hazel Parker, Kilflynn, Mary Howard, Leith, and Orna Laide, Mahon, Blackrock, Cork. The next draw will take place in Herbert’s bar, Kilflynn on Monday 9th January with a Jackpot of 5,100. 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 the crottagaa.ie On behalf of the Crotta hurling club, I extend a big thanks to everyone who supported the lotto throughout the year. Thanks also to all the sellers and the committee for their work, it was very much appreciated. Best wishes to all for a Happy and a peaceful New Year.

WOMENS CHRISTMAS
Celebrate Women's Christmas or Nollaig na mBan. On this Friday night 6th January
in Parker’s Lounge Bar, Kilflynn at 8.30 p.m. Black Sparks will provide the music. Also spots and novelties.

NOTES
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