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JUNE 2017

28th June 2017

RING OF KERRY CYCLE
We would like to wish the very best of luck to all the cyclists taking part in The Ring of Kerry Cycle on Saturday 1st July, especially The 35 Crotta Leisure Cyclists. Have a safe journey and hope the weather is kind! They will have a post-race celebration and refreshments in Parkers bar on Saturday night.

CROTTA LOTTO RESULTS
Lotto Mania continues to sweep the area as local punters strive to scoop the big Crotta Hurling Club Lotto Jackpot.
The Four numbers drawn out of the drum by the Independent observer, Aiden Sheehan, Castlecove,Castletown, Kilflynn on Monday Night 26th June in Parker’s Pub, Kilflynn, were 8, 11,17 and 22. There was No winner of €9,800 Jackpot. The following won €35 in the lucky dip draw: Sean Twomey, Newbridge, Co.Kildare, Marion Lynch, Tullig , Kilflynn and Noreen Enright, Glenoe, Listowel The next draw will take place in Herbert’s Bar, Kilflynn on Monday 3rd July with a 9,900 Jackpot. Tickets are available at 2 Euro each or 3 for 5 euro from Club tickets sellers or you can also play on www.locallotto.ieThe Crotta Hurling Club also have lotto tickets sellers calling to Houses in The Kilflynn and surrounding areas at present. Your continued support is greatly appreciated. Check out www.crottagaa.club

KERRY MINOR FOOTBALLERS
Best of luck to Crotta Hurler Barry Mahony and his Kerry Minor footballers who play in The Munster Minor Championship final in The curtain raiser at Fitzgerald Stadium on Sunday 2nd July that will see the Kerry Minors in action against Clare a team they already defeated in Round 1. also best of luck to Barry’s brother Rory who play for the Kerry Primary Schools football team at half time in the Munster Senior final between Kerry and Cork.

SENIOR CHAMPIONSHIP
The opening games in Round 1 of the 2017 Garvey’s Supervalu Kerry senior hurling championship [Corn Neilus Ó Floinn] will commence on this Saturday, 1st July with a double bill in Tralee’s Austin Stack Park. Reigning champions, Kilmoyley, play Crotta at 5.30p.m. followed by the meeting of St. Brendan’s and Causeway at 7.15p.m. We wish the best of luck to the lads in Green and Red and to their mentors.

CARE GROUP SUMMER OUTING
The Abbeydorney/Kilflynn Care Group Summer Outing to Gougane Barra, Cork, on Sunday 23rd July. Details to follow.

DARTS
The winners of the weekly doubles darts tournament in Parker's lounge bar on Saturday 24th June were Declan Falvey Crotta and Brendan Carmody, Castlegregory who defeated Micheal O’Sullivan and J.P Twomey in the final. 16 dart players participated. The winners received a leg of Lamb each. The next darts doubles tournament takes place on Saturday night 1st July at 10.30p.m in Parker's Snug Bar. The winners will received a leg of Lamb each. Names MUST be in for 10.15 p.m. NO Names after this Time. First game of the Tournament must start at 10.30p.m.

CEMETERY MASSES
Kyrie Eleison on Tuesday 4th July at 8.00 p.m.
Kilflynn on Wednesday 5th July at 8.00 p.m.
Killahan onTuesday 11th July at 8.00 p.m.

MARY’S CHURCH NEWS
Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday 28th June at 10.00a.m and Mass be celebrated on Saturday 1st July at 6.00 p.m for Eileen Rohan, Knockbrack, Kilflynn Bridget (Didgie) McElligott, Fahavane, Kilflynn (Month’s Mind)
The Kilflynn Altar Society for June : .Liz Nicholson, Geraldine Parker. Sick & Retired Priests of Diocese: Annual Collection will be taken up at Masses in the parish this weekend (1st & 2nd July).
Envelopes for the collection are available in both churches.
Special Blessing for all babies baptised in the parish during 2014 and 2015, at the 10.00 a.m. Mass in Abbeydorney on Sunday 2nd July. All families with babies & young children are welcome. Baptism Team members will provide refreshments afterwards.

ACTIVE RETIRED GROUP
A social afternoon for the Abbeydorney/Kilflynn Active Retired group will be held in Abbeydorney Parish Hall on Wednesday June 28th at 1.00 p.m. A meal will be served followed by entertainment. If transport is required please phone 087 2063954. Entertainment – Music by Mike Condon from 2.30 p.m.-4.30 p.m. Cost €5. All welcome.

THANKS
to all bakers for providing beautiful cakes and treats on Sunday 25th June for the Kilflynn Fairy Festival in aid of the Crotta Hurling Club. A special thanks to Ann Mahony, Maureen Weir, Sorcha Tuomey, Trish Healy and Trish O Driscoll who worked tirelessly on the shop and to Paddy Weir for keeping the supply of water for tea going. The Crotta Coiste na nOg made €1100, Also thanks to the Kilflynn fairy festival committee for allowing the club in to the meadow on Sunday. A huge Thank you to all Crotta club members that volunteered at the Kilflynn Enchanted Fairy festival on Saturday and Sunday. Thanks you for being part of making the day magical for all the kids

FIXTURE
Crotta U-16 hurlers will play Tralee Parnells in the County Championship on Friday 30th June. Check with officers re time and venue.

PARKER'S PUB
Fergus will play in Parker's Bar on Sunday evening 2nd July.

SENIOR HURLING CHAMPIONSHIP
Garvey’s SuperValu Senior Hurling Championship Fixtures
Fixtures have been made for Round 1 of the Garvey’s Supervalu senior Hurling Championship. On Saturday July 1st there is a double bill in Austin Stack Park where Crotta O’Neills play Kilmoyley at 5:30 pm followed by Causeway and St Brendans at 7:15pm. On Friday July 7th at Austin Stack Park, Ballyheigue play Lixnaw and on the following evening at the same venue Abbeydorney play Ballyduff at 5:30pm

MINOR HURLERS
Crotta Minor hurlers commenced the defence of their County Minor Hurling League Div 1 Title with a 2-10 to 0-13 victory over a gallant Causeway side in St Senan's pitch on Monday evening 26th June.


21st June 2017

KILFLYNN ENCHANTED FAIRY FESTIVAL 2017
Knighthood, wizards potions, fairy trails and a huge array of crafts form just some of the magical journey to be experienced on Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th June in Kilflynn Village.
Saturday evening opens with a parade at 7pm consisting of street entertainers, the wonderful Kilflynn fairies and many magical faces, knights and wizards. Entertainment to follow in the village afterwards.
Sunday hosts the main event from 11am to 5pm. The Fairy Trail allows visitors take part in creative workshops and play in the meadow which is full of entertainers, characters, story tellers, music and surprises around every corner. The whole village becomes alive to celebrate family life, dreams and memories.
This year celebrates the inaugural visit of the Wild Boar Warriors to the festival. They will re-enact ancient battle scenes and bring with them a host of animals including wolves and birds of prey along with a weapons display, archery and much more.
Picnic areas are available in the meadow and along the fairy trail. There will also be a local food and craft fair throughout the day catering for older believer.
To add to the magic, the Kilflynn Fairy Committee are urging all the boys and girls to dress up for the occasion, for what promises to be an amazing weekend!

GOLF NEWS
Two former Crotta and Kerry hurlers hit the golfing headlines recently with some notable successes on the fairways. J P Hickey won the Intermediate Scratch Cup in Ballybunion and this was followed by James Sheehan who had a double in winning the Minor Scratch Cup in Ballybunion and the Tralee Exchange day. Congrats J.P and James.

CILLARD COMOGIE CLUB
secured back to back titles this weekend when they Won the John West Feile Na Gael 2017 Division 6 All Ireland Championship.
Carrickshock GAA & Camogie Club in Hugginstown was host to Cillard where they travelled to on Friday evening to a huge welcome reception by the Host Club. Round 1 of Group B kicked off to a great start for the Team when they defeated Wexford's Geraldine O'Hanrahans on a score of 3-2 to 0-0.
Donard The Glen from County Wicklow was the 2nd match in the round and the Club was to prove itself no match for the Mighty Cillard with the full time score of 2-5 to 0-1
On a beautiful Saturday morning with temperatures soaring to the mid twenties Cillard faced their host Club of Carrickshock who put up a great battle and the scores were hard fought... with the end result of Cillard topping the group 1-7 to 0-1 and heading for the Cup quarter Final in Carlow Town Hurling Club. Despite the heat and humidity the girls were gallant in their battle to move forward and finished with a massive win over Burren Rangers 8-7 to 1-0 with every member of the team contributing to them moving on to the Semi Final.
A well deserved break was due to the Players where they enjoyed a Parade, Mass and a disco at their Host Carrickshock who also hosted Hospital/Herbertstown GAA Hurling Clubs . Despite the Club having a Community Centre and disco it was hear on the grapevine that over 100 players girls and boys spent the evening on the pitch having a puck around and many friendships were made.
Cillard Made a very early 7 am start on Sunday morning where they headed over to Carlow and faced into the Semi Final against Marshalstown-Castledockrell of Wexford and the Girls from Cillard proved once again that the Kerry Camogie Team was above and beyond their competitors and won the Semi Final inSt. Aidans GAA Club in Ferns when the Ref finally blew the whistle after 19 minutes of play in the second half Cillard 4-10 Wexford 2-2
With the Cillard banner raised high they travelled the short distance to Ferns GAA Centre of Excellence where both the hurling and Camogie Finals were to be played out. Their Mentors Joe Walsh and John Sheehan did a fantastic job of getting the girls into form for what was to be a lovely spectacle of Camogie between Rower Inistogue of Kilkenny . The two best teams of the division definitely rose to the occasion and at half time the score was 2-1 to 0-1 and the valiant Cillard side went on to retain their lead in the second half to finish 3-2 to 0-4. All members of the team contributed to this outstanding result this weekend . The Club would like to thank and acknowledge the commitment from the Player s and note that there were many young players on the panel travelling to Feile for the first time ! There was great excitement and celebrations when Captain Amy O'Sullivan, Kilflynn lifted the Cup, Amy was euphoric after completing the famous double having securing the title in The Feile Skills competition in Abbottstown the previous week.
Thanks to the Mentors; Joe Walsh, John Sheehan, Diane Jeffers, Mike Corridon and Physio Sarah who worked tirelessly with the team the past few weeks. Thanks to all the Committee Members and parents and supporters who made it possible to participate in Feile Na Gael 2017. Congrats to local Girls Ella Buckley and Amy O’Sullivan who captained the victorious Cillard side, The victorious Cillard sqaud and their memtors arrived in Kilflynn village by bus on Sunday evening and received a heroes welcome.

CROTTA LOTTO RESULTS
Lotto Mania continues to sweep the area as local punters strive to scoop the big Crotta Hurling Club Lotto Jackpot.
The Four numbers drawn out of the drum by the Independent observer, Johnny Carroll, Doon, Tralee, on Monday Night 19th June in Herbert’s Bar, Kilflynn, were 1, 14,18 and 22. There was No winner of €9,700 Jackpot. The following won €35 in the lucky dip draw: Tony Nolan, Knocknacaska, , Kilflynn, Noreen O’Brien, Shannow Banks, Abbeydorney and Aiden Behan, Upper Muckenaugh, Lixnaw. The next draw will take place in Parker’s Pub, Kilflynn on Monday 26th June with a 9,800 Jackpot. Tickets are available at 2 Euro each or 3 for 5 euro from Club tickets sellers or you can also play on www.locallotto.ieThe Crotta Hurling Club also have lotto tickets sellers calling to Houses in The Kilflynn and surrounding areas at present. Your continued support is greatly appreciated. Check out www.crottagaa.club

WELLINGTON COMPETITIONS
The annual Ladies and Gents Wellington Throwing competitions took place in Kilflynn village, on Friday 16th June, with 50 competitors taking part , and a large crowds gathered to watch the fun event. Ladies: 1st Prize went to Claire O’Sullivan, Knocknagoshel, 2nd Prize Ann Maire Lynch, Six crosses and 3rd Prize : Ann Maire McGrath, Upper Tullig, Kilflynn. Gents: 1st Prize went to Michael O’Sullivan, Knocknagoshel, 2nd Prize: Paddy Murnane, Crotta, and 3rd Prize: Diarmuid Brennan, Knocknacaska, Kilflynn
The Children’s competition 1st Shane Lynch, Six Crosses, 2nd Regan Guerin, Rae, Kilflynn and 3rd Amy O’Sullivan, Cappa, Kilflynn. All the kids received medals. Hazel Parker on behalf of the sponsors Parkers Pub presented the trophies to the prize winners. Congrats to all prize winners and the organizers would like to thank all the people who took part in both categories also to everyone who help out on the night.

DARTS
There was No Darts Double Tournament on Saturday 17th June in Parker's Bar due to the large . who attended the Kilflynn Vintage Rally club tractor/Car Run. The next darts doubles tournament takes place on Saturday night 24th June at 10.30p.m in Parker's Snug Bar. The winners will received a leg of Lamb each. Names MUST be in for 10.15 p.m. NO Names after this Time. First game of the Tournament must start at 10.30p.m.

CEMETERY MASSES
Kyrie Eleison on Tuesday 4th July at 8.00 p.m.
Kilflynn on Wednesday 5th July at 8.00 p.m.
Killahan onTuesday 11th July at 8.00 p.m.

MARY’S CHURCH NEWS
Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday 21st June at 10.00a.m and Mass be celebrated on Saturday 24th June at 6.00 p.m for David and Kenneth Power, Clounafineela, Kilflynn
The Kilflynn Altar Society for June : Claire Walsh and Carmel O’Connell.

PARKER'S PUB
Due to popular demand , The North Kerry Band No Strings Attached will play in Parker's Beer Garden on Sunday evening 25th June from 6 to 8pm

FIXTURE
Crotta Senior hurlers will play Abbeydorney in the County Hurling League Div 1 on Thursday evening on 22nd June in Abbeydorney at 8.00p.m
THANKS
The Crotta Hurling Club would like to thank all people who provided baked goods and those who worked on the stand at the Kilflynn Vintage Rally on Sunday 18th June. A big thank you also to all who supported us by purchasing the delicious baking. Finally thanks to the vintage committee for all their help.

SENIOR HURLING CHAMPIONSHIP
Garvey’s SuperValu Senior Hurling Championship Fixtures
Fixtures have been made for Round 1 of the Garvey’s Supervalu senior Hurling Championship. On Saturday July 1st there is a double bill in Austin Stack Park where Crotta O’Neills play Kilmoyley at 5:30 pm followed by Causeway and St Brendans at 7:15pm. On Friday July 7th at Austin Stack Park, Ballyheigue play Lixnaw and on the following evening at the same venue Abbeydorney play Ballyduff at 5:30pm


14th June 2017

AMY IS NATIONAL CAMOGIE SKILLSTAR CHAMPION 2017
Pride of these notes goes to Amy O’Sullivan, Crotta Cross, who won the National Feile na nGael Under 14 Hurling Skillstar title at the John West Skills Day in the National Sports Campus Abbotstown on Saturday 10th June. This victory is a huge achievement up against the best U14 Camogie players in the Country. Amy was representing her Club, Cillard Comogie Club, and is a student of Causeway Comprehensive. Congratulations and Well Done Amy

KILFLYNN VINTAGE RALLY WEEKEND 2017
The annual Kilflynn Vintage Weekend takes place from June 17th-18th. This year marks a very special occasion for the club as we are celebrating our 21st birthday, since our very first vintage rally in Murphy’s farm in August 1996. There will be a party atmosphere with lots of celebrations taking place throughout the weekend.
The weekend’s events kick off at 7pm on Saturday evening where the Vintage Tractor, Car and Motorbike Run will depart the village. On return their will be a barbeque in the village to kick of the festivities.
At 12 noon the official opening of the field will take place and the days events will get underway. There will be a wide variety of vintage displays including; cars, tractors, motorbikes, stationary engines, steam engines, threshers, forge and blacksmith demonstrations as well as much more.
Sunday is very much a family day out with entertainment for all ages provided. For the younger generations there will be amusements, bouncy castles, egg painting competition, novelty games, and perhaps even a special visit from a few fairy folk! For the adults there will be live music and entertainment throughout the day, as well as some great prizes to be won on the day!
The Kilflynn Vintage Club greatly appreciates the support that the local and surrounding areas give us each year. It is because of this support that the club has the honour of celebrating their 21st birthday. Throughout the past 21 years with the help of your support the club has raised funds for numerous different charities and local groups.
Garrett (Donkey) and his team at Grassmen will call to say a quick hello to all their Kerry fans and supporters on Saturday evening for the tractor run.
We hope to see you all in Kilflynn from June 17th-18th for what should be a fantastic weekend of celebrations!

CROTTA LOTTO RESULTS
Lotto Mania continues to sweep the area as local punters strive to scoop the big Crotta Hurling Club Lotto Jackpot.
The Four numbers drawn out of the drum by the Independent observer, Betty Carmody, Manor Village, Tralee, on Monday Night 12tth June in Parker’s Pub, Kilflynn, were 15, 18,24 and 26. There was No winner of €9,600 Jackpot. The following won €35 in the lucky dip draw: Joyce Pat Conway, Ontario, Canada, Sandra Cronin, Irrebeg, Lixnaw and Niall Heaton, Irrebeg, Lixnaw. The next draw will take place in Herbert’s Bar, Kilflynn on Monday 19th June with a 9,700 Jackpot. Tickets are available at 2 Euro each or 3 for 5 euro from Club tickets sellers or you can also play on www.locallotto.ieThe Crotta Hurling Club also have lotto tickets sellers calling to Houses in The Kilflynn and surrounding areas at present. Your continued support is greatly appreciated. Check out www.crottagaa.club

KILFLYNN COURSING CLUB
“It is with great pride that Kilflynn Coursing Club wish to congratulate club secretary Mrs Joan Herbert on retaining her seat for a second term on the Irish Coursing Clubs Executive committee at last Wednesdays election at Munster Provincial meeting.”

NIAMH PLAYS FOR KERRY
Well done St. Teresa’s National School pupil Niamh Quinn,Crotta, Kilflynn who played with Kerry Allianz Cumann na Mbunscol Primary Game Football team against Clare in the Munster Gaa Primary Go Games at half time in the Munster Senior Championship between Clare and Kerry in Ennis on Sunday 11th June. Niamh plays her Football with Abbeydorney Ladies Football Club and was also a member of the Crotta U-12 Hurling team that play in the Munster Hurling Blitz in Croke Park recently.

FEILE NA GAEL
Best of luck to the Kerry U-14 teams , Kilgarvan/Kenamre, Tralee Parnells, Ballyheigue, Cillard, and Causeway who are participating at The John West Féile na nGael National tournaments in Carlow, Kilkenny, Wexford on the weekend of 16th – 18th June 2017.

DARTS
The winners of the weekly doubles darts tournament in Parker's Snug Bar on Saturday 10th June were J.P Twomey and Paddy Weir who defeated Colm McElligott and Michelle Quirke in the final. 14 dart players participated. The winners received a leg of Lamb each. The next darts doubles tournament takes place on Saturday night 17th June at 10.30p.m in Parker's Snug Bar. The winners will received a leg of Lamb each. Names MUST be in for 10.15 p.m. NO Names after this Time. First game of the Tournament must start at 10.30p.m.

CEMETERY MASSES
Kyrie Eleison on Tuesday 4th July at 8.00 p.m.
Kilflynn on Wednesday 5th July at 8.00 p.m.
Killahan onTuesday 11th July at 8.00 p.m.

WELLINGTON THROWING COMPETITIONS
Ladies and Gents Wellington Throwing competitions which taking place in Kilflynn village, on Friday 16th June at 8.00 p.m. with trophies for the first, second and third in both Ladies and Gents categories. Competitors are required to hurl a Wellington Boot as far as possible within boundary lines, from a standing or running start. So come to Kilflynn and compete for the craic.

MARY’S CHURCH NEWS
Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday 14th June at 10.00a.m and Mass be celebrated on Saturday 17th June at 6.00 p.m The Kilflynn Altar Society for June : Claire Walsh and Carmel O’Connell.

EGG PAINTED/DECORATED COMPETITIONS
The painted and decorated egg competition being held at the Kilflynn vintage rally on Sunday 18th June. The basic rules are painted eggs should be painted using any colouring method, decorated eggs can have anything stuck on them. The competition is for primary school children only and they can enter both categories if they wish and as many eggs they want. The entry is free as long as they are accompanied by an adult to the vintage field. Entries will be accepted up to 3.15 on the day, any entries after 3.15 will not be accepted.

PARKER'S PUB
Friday evening 16th June Ladies and Gents Wellington Throwing competitions, Saturday 17th June: Music with Mairead and Noel after the Tractor Run. Sunday Evening 18th June: “No Strings Attached” 6pm - 8pm. Monday Evening 19th June: Pig n Porter..Best wishes to the vintage committee.

BRENDAN MAHONY IS KERRY POC FADA CHAMPION
The Chiarraí Poc Fada finals took place on Kerryhead mountain on Bank Holiday Monday 5th June.and a good turnout of players in Senior, Under16, and Camogie took to the mountain in dry windy conditions. Former All Ireland Poc Fada winner Brendan Cummins was the Poc Fada ambassador for the day and another guest player on the day was Kerry senior hurling manager Fintan O’Connor. Joe Walsh, secretary of North Kerry Hurling Board who sponsor the event and local TD Mr John Brassil welcomed all to the scenic venue overlooking the Atlantic. The Crotta Hurling club was represented by Shane Nolan (Senior), Declan O’Donoghue (U-16) both Shane and Declan acquitted themselves very well in the competitions. Well done lads. Congratulations and Well done to Crotta Hurler, Brendan Mahony who captured The Kerry GAA Poc Fada Veterans title Title 2017 with 39 pucks.

The following emerged winners after a tough day.

Senior Mens
1st: Martin Stackpoole (Lixnaw)
2nd: Bryan Murphy (Causeway)

Under 16 Boys
1st: Cian O’Regan (Kilmoyley)
2nd: Jack Brosnan (Lixnaw)

Veterans Class
1st: Brendan O’Mahony (Crotta O’Neills)
2nd: John Healy (Ballyheigue)
3rd: Seamus O’Regan (Kilmoyley)

Senior Ladies
Patrice Diggins (Causeway)

Under 16 Ladies
1st: Sarah Lawlor (Ardfert)
2nd: Lisa Kearney (Ballyheigue)

Martin Stackpoole, Cian O’Regan, Patrice Diggins and Sarah Lawlor will go forward to represent the county at the Munster finals in July which will be held in the Burren Co. Clare. The organisers would like to thank all the people who helped out with the marking of the score cards and to Prims on the run catering for their beautiful hot food.


7th June 2017

ACTIVE RETIRED GROUP
An outing will take place for the Abbeydorney/Kilflynn Active Retired Group on Monday June 12th 2017 to the Knockanure Community Centre to join the Knockanure Active Retired Group. A meal will be served followed by entertainment by Stevie Donegan. Bus will leave Abbeydorney Community Hall at 11.30 a.m. Everyone welcome. Any enquiries please phone 0872063954.

WEDDING BELLS
Heartiest congratulations and best wishes goes to Kathleen McElligott, daughter of Maureen and Tom McElligott, Castletown, Kilflynn and Diarmuid son of Eileen and Donie McKenna, Cappa, Kilflynn who were married in St. Mary’s Church, Kilflynn on Friday 2nd June. The beautiful ceremony was performed by Fr. Denis O’Mahony, Abbeydorney P.P. The Best man was Michael McKenna and Groomsman was Micheal Lynch and Main of honour was Aisling Weir and The Bridesmaid was Jenny Marshall. The Page boy was: Ben Croinn and Flower Girl was Jessica Ellen Cronin. The wedding reception was held in Ballygarry House Hotel, Tralee. A great day and night, was had by all in attendance. We wish Kathleen and Diarmuid many happy years of married life together.

CYCLING
The Kerry Road Race League Round 3 will be held on Thursday 8th June starting from the Crotta Gaa, sportsfield, dromakee, Kilflynn. Race start at 6.45p.m Under 14 (2 laps) 6.47p.m U-12 (1 lap). 7.10p.m Seniors (5 laps) 7.15 Under 16 (4 laps). Finishing line Kilflynn National School.

SPONSORS
The Crotta hurling Club is delighted to have the following sponsors on board in 2017:
Kilflynn Kitchens and Sliding Wardrobes take up the sponsorship of Coiste na nOg.
Cashell Solicitors continue to sponsor the Minor team.
And Nolan Concrete takes up sponsorship of the Senior and Intermediate Teams.
Once again, the Club would like to acknowledge and thank all its sponsors.

KILFLYNN VINTAGE WEEKEND
Saturday 17th Vintage Tractor, Car and Motorbike Run & Sunday 18th June Vintage Rally @12noon, Vintage displays, dog show and family entertainment.

CARE GROUP
The Abbeydorney/Kilflynn Care Group Summer Outing will take place on Sunday 23rd July to Gougane Barra, Cork. More details to follow.

NATIONAL CAMOGIE SKILLSTAR
Amy O’Sullivan, Crotta , Cross, retained her County U14 Camogie Skillstar title at the Kilmoyley GAA Pitch, Lerrig on Sunday, 7th May, Amy is now representing the county in the National Camogie Skillstar at the National Games Development Centre in Abbotstown on Saturday 10th June. Best of Luck to Amy.

CROTTA LOTTO RESULTS
Lotto Mania continues to sweep the area as local punters strive to scoop the big Crotta Hurling Club Lotto Jackpot.
The Four numbers drawn out of the drum by the Independent observer, Fionán Horgan, Ardfert on Monday Night 5th June in Herbert's Bar, Kilflynn, were 2, 3,6 and 15. There was No winner of €9,500 Jackpot. The following won €35 in the lucky dip draw: Denis Sullivan, Leam, Kilflynn, Tom Dillon,St. Senans GAA,and Matthew Doody, Upper Tullig, Kilflynn. The next draw will take place in Parker's Pub, Kilflynn on Monday 12th June with a 9,600 Jackpot. Tickets are available at 2 Euro each or 3 for 5 euro from Club tickets sellers or you can also play on www.locallotto.ieThe Crotta Hurling Club also have lotto tickets sellers calling to Houses in The Kilflynn and surrounding areas at present. Your continued support is greatly appreciated. Check out www.crottagaa.club

HURLING FIXTURES
U10 Blitz Saturday 10th June at 10am in Abbeydorney GAA
U11 Crotta v Kilmoyley Hurling club on Thursday 8th June at 7pm in Kilmoyley.
County Junior League Crotta Gaa v Lixnaw GAA Club on Wednesday 7th June at 8pm in St St. Senans GAA Pitch, Mountcoal. Senior County League Division 1 Round 2 Crotta play Ballyduff on Friday 9th June at 8pm in Abbeydorney.

WELLINGTON THROWING COMPETITIONS
Ladies and Gents Wellington Throwing competitions which taking place in Kilflynn village, on Friday 16th June at 8.00 p.m. with trophies for the first, second and third in both Ladies and Gents categories. Competitors are required to hurl a Wellington Boot as far as possible within boundary lines, from a standing or running start. So come to Kilflynn and compete for the craic.

EXAMS
We would like to take this opportunity to wish all those from the area the best of luck in their junior and leaving cert exams.

ST. MARY’S CHURCH NEWS
Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday 7th June at 10.00a.m and Mass be celebrated on Saturday 10th June at 6.00 p.m for Edward McCrohan, Knocknacaska, Kilflynn.
The Kilflynn Altar Society for June : Claire Walsh and Carmel O’Connell.

EGG PAINTED/DECORETD COMPETETIONS
The painted and decorated egg competition being held at the Kilflynn vintage rally on Sunday 18th June. The basic rules are painted eggs should be painted using any colouring method, decorated eggs can have anything stuck on them. The competition is for primary school children only and they can enter both categories if they wish and as many eggs they want. The entry is free as long as they are accompanied by an adult to the vintage field. Entries will be accepted up to 3.15 on the day, any entries after 3.15 will not be accepted.

KERRY GAA NIGHT OF CHAMPIONS
The Club have tickets for the Kerry GAA Night of Champions for sale in Herbert's Bar/Shop Parker's Pub or from club officers at only 10 euro.

CROTTA FIELD DEVELOPMENT UPDATE
Make hay whilst the sun shines ... is probably the best way to introduce all the work that has been on-going at Dromakee over the past number of weeks. The Club would like to extend it’s gratitude to all the volunteers and their commitment and energy over the last number of weeks in taking advantage of the fine weather and making progress in developing our Club and its amenities.
The dressing rooms have undergone a facelift. Firstly, the shower facilities in both dressing rooms have been upgraded - a new tank, new mixing valve and new booster pump have been installed. To support both the plumbing and electrical work, a new lock away timber unit was fitted to protect the new system. Next steps will see an upgrade of the electrical work required to support the new water heating system that has been installed and completion of the necessary timber work. Secondly, a lot of work has been on-going in relation to the plastering of the external walls of the dressing rooms over the past number of weeks. This work is almost complete. Fantastic work is also being done on the grounds at Dromakee. Sincere thanks to all the Club members and members of the community who have given their spare time, expertise, tools and machinery. The work on the boundary perimeter fencing is currently underway and will be completed soon. The ball stopping/flood lighting net poles have been put in place and the old pitch perimeter fencing has been removed in order to create a larger training area. The next stage is to get Allmans back to complete the training areas with expected completion timelines in the next month. This is dependent upon both the weather and contractor availability. With all this work completed coupled with the ongoing maintenance of the main field/pitch surface to ensure it is of a standard to support a full playing season, the project is on target for Dromakee to be opened in 2018.
Comórtas Poc Fada went ahead very successfully on Mountain on Monday
The senior winner was Kerry hurler Martin Stackpoole (Lixnaw). The U-16 winner was Cian O'Regan. Patrice Diggins won the camogie title. Congratulations

BRENDAN MAHONY IS KERRY POC FADA CHAMPION
The Chiarraí Poc Fada finals took place on Kerryhead mountain on Bank Holiday Monday 5th June.and a good turnout of players in Senior, Under16, and Camogie took to the mountain in dry windy conditions. Former All Ireland Poc Fada winner Brendan Cummins was the Poc Fada ambassador for the day and another guest player on the day was Kerry senior hurling manager Fintan O’Connor. Joe Walsh, secretary of North Kerry Hurling Board who sponsor the event and local TD Mr John Brassil welcomed all to the scenic venue overlooking the Atlantic. The Crotta Hurling club was represented by Shane Nolan (Senior), Declan O’Donoghue (U-16) both Shane and Declan acquitted themselves very well in the competitions. Well done lads. Congratulations and Well done to Crotta Hurler, Brendan Mahony who captured The Kerry GAA Poc Fada Veterans title Title 2017 with 39 pucks.
The following emerged winners after a tough day.

Senior Mens
1st: Martin Stackpoole (Lixnaw)
2nd: Bryan Murphy (Causeway)

Under 16 Boys
1st: Cian O’Regan (Kilmoyley)
2nd: Jack Brosnan (Lixnaw)

Veterans Class
1st: Brendan O’Mahony (Crotta O’Neills)
2nd: John Healy (Ballyheigue)
3rd: Seamus O’Regan (Kilmoyley)

Senior Ladies
Patrice Diggins (Causeway)

Under 16 Ladies
1st: Sarah Lawlor (Ardfert)
2nd: Lisa Kearney (Ballyheigue)

Martin Stackpoole, Cian O’Regan, Patrice Diggins and Sarah Lawlor will go forward to represent the county at the Munster finals in July which will be held in the Burren Co. Clare. The organisers would like to thank all the people who helped out with the marking of the score cards and to Prims on the run catering for their beautiful hot food.

 

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