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NEWS March 2007

27th March
TABLE QUIZ
Following a Meeting of Kilflynn National School Parents Association on Thursday night plans are underway again for our Annual Fun Quiz. The Quiz is on Holy Thursday night, 5th April in Herbert’s and Parker’s Bars at 9.30 p.m. The support of the parents and local community would be appreciated

DRIVEN, A Rock/Metal combo comprising of Joe Fahy (Kilflynn) vocals/guitar, Ger Mc Elligott, (Kilflynn) Drums, Luke Lacey, Ardfert, (Bass) and Graham Benner (Ardfert) Guitar, played their debut Gig at Parker’s on Saturday 17th March (St. Patrick’s Day).

NEW ROCK/METAL BAND DRIVEN
A Rock/Metal combo comprising of Joe Fahy (Kilflynn) vocals/guitar, Ger Mc Elligott, (Kilflynn) Drums, Luke Lacey, Ardfert, (Bass) and Graham Benner (Ardfert) Guitar, played their debut at Parker’s on Saturday 17th March (St. Patrick’s Day). The Boys treated the crowd to a selection of covers from bands such Slayer, Metallica, Oasis, Nirvana, and Lynyrd Skynyrd. Impressively the set included two toe tapping, heading banging original compositions called “Work this out” and “Rain”. The band is booked to play at the Chopper Club Ireland, Custom and Classic Bike Show in The Hoppers Inn, Causeway, Main Stage at 9. 30 p.m. Driven will play again in Parker’s Pub, Kilflynn on the May bank Holiday Sunday.
You may contact the Band on 066 7132681. They also have a band site on www.bebo.com

TAEKWON-DO
On Saturday 24th March, a very large crowd gathered at St. Columbas Centre, Kilflynn for the grading of Students hoping to progress to a higher belt level after several months of hard training, both Adults and Children were put through their paces by examiners Michael Murphy 5th Degree and Mr. Adrian O’ Mahoney 5th Degree. Pride of the parish must go to a very tough young lady Jamie Mullins, from Garrynagore who passed her green tip grading making her the highest graded student at the Pilsung School of Taekwon- Do Kilflynn. Several Students from the Tralee School of Taekwon-Do which is twinned to the Kilflynn Taekwon-Do School also graded the highest received went to Cian Quirke and Jimmy O’ Riordan who passed their Blue tip at only 10 years of age, they are now at the half way mark to their black belt these two young boys have been training almost three years and fully deserve this grade. Both Instructors Michael Murphy and Mr. Adrian O’ Mahoney would like to welcome all the new Students Who joined lately, and to those who are not sure remember the first step is the hardest, Training continues every Saturday from 4.00 p.m. to 6.00p.m. In St. Columbus Centre, Kilflynn. All Enquires to 087 6554691

HERBERTS BAR
Music on this Sunday, April 1st with Fergus and Ray. 6.30 to 8.30

UNDER 16 HURLERS
Sonny Egan, Chairman of Crotta Hurling Bord Na Nog presented the victories 2006 Crotta U16 squad with their County League Division 2 medals On Thursday 15th March, at the Bog Village, Kilflynn

COMMUNITY GAMES NEWS
Abbeydorney/Kilflynn Community Games Adult Team Quiz Team were defeated by the narrowest of margins on Saturday night last in All Community Games Finals in Portumna Galway. Both Teams were level on points and Ballaghdereen Roscommon defeated Abbeydorney/Kilflynn team by a single point in the tie breaker. Team: Tom Hayes, Bernie Shanahan, Jason Fealy, Rachel Shanahan

CHURCH NEWS
Those Required for Church duties in St. Mary's Church, Kilflynn are follows: Readers for Saturday 31st March and Sunday 1st April, Vigil: Catherine Nolan, Passion: John O’Flaherty and Pauline Gleasure, Morning: Josephine Lynch., Passion: Francis White and Catherine Caffrey. Eucharistic Ministers for Saturday 31st March and Sunday 1st April, Vigil: Sheila Walsh, Morning: Mar Fuller. Mass will be celebrated On Wednesday morning, 28th March at 10.00 a.m. for Thias, Julie, Dan and Timmy Leen, Stacksmountain, Kilflynn and mass will be celebrated on Saturday evening at 8.30 p.m. for Mary Breen, Knockbrack, Kilflynn Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament Monday from 4.00 p.m. to 9.00 p.m. Please Note time change for vigil mass to 8.30 p.m.

ALTAR SERVERS
Kilflynn Altar Servers practice for Holy week after vigil mass on Saturday 31st and after morning mass on Sunday on Sunday 1st April (Palm Sunday)

EASTER RETREAT
An Easter Retreat for the Women of Kilflynn and Abbeydorney will take place at Ardfert Retreat Centre on Thursday 29th March at 8.30 p.m.

ACTIVE RETIRED
A Social Evening for the Active Retired will be held in the Abbeydorney Community Hall on Wednesday, 28th March; commencing at 1.00 p.m. A meal will be served, followed by Entertainment. Transport for anyone requiring it can be arranged. For further information contact Noreen at 066 7135831.

GAA RESULTS
Munster B U16 Inter-Divisional Hurling Championship: Kerry side defeated Carbery team of Cork on a 2-11 to 2-5 score line. Crotta Players on the victories team were: Padraig O’Leary, Sean Weir, and Shane Nolan, who scored 1-02.Kerry's next Match, will be next Saturday. Allianz National Football League: Donegal 1-15 Kerry 0-13 at Letterkenny Ladies Minor Football Championship: Kerry 6-19 Waterford 3-10 at Ballincollig Cork

FIXTURES
U12 County Hurling League (rd2): Crotta vs Abbeydorney Venue Dromakee Friday 30th March @ 7.pm
Allianz National Football League Div 1A: Kerry vs Tyrone Venue Kerry Saturday 31th March
Allianz National Hurling League Div 2B: Kildare vs Kerry Venue Kildare Sunday 1st April @3.30pm

DARTS IN PARKERS
Fourteen Darts players participated in, the weekly Darts Double Tournament in Parker’s Lounge Bar, on Saturday 24th March. In the Final, Declan Falvey and J.P Twomey defeated Karl Shanahan and Mike Fealy. The winners received a Leg of Lamb each The weekly Darts Doubles Tournament will continue this Saturday 31st March at 10.30 p.m. Legs of Lamb to be won. 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.

NEW ARRIVAL
Congratulations to Yvonne Fitzgerald and Eric Knott, Kilflynn Gala Shop on the birth of their baby daughter Geraldine at Kerry General Hospital on Wednesday 21st March, and Sister for Shane. Wishing them all the best with the new arrival.

CROTTA LOTTO RESULTS
Herbert‘s , Kilflynn was the venue for The Crotta hurling club lotto draw on Monday night 26th March, The four numbers picked out of the drum by Independent Observer Andrew Behan, were: 7 , 10 , 19 & 27. There were no winners of the €6,300 Jackpot. The Three lucky dip winners each receives €35: Tom Hannon, Pallas, Listowel, Darren Twomey, Crotta and Donal Leen, Ardfert. The next draw take place in Parker‘s Pub, Kilflynn on Monday Night, 2nd April with a €6,400 Jackpot. Tickets are available at €2 from Club tickets sellers or from Herbert's Bar, Parker's bar and at Kilflynn Post Office.

FUNDRAISING DRAW
A Fundraising draw in aid of Br. Michael Neenan’s Pilgrimage to Fatima for people with special needs on Thursday 17th May. 1st Prize: 1 Free Ticket to Fatima including Flight and accommodation. 2nd Prize: Football signed by Kerry All-Ireland winning Team 2006, 3rd Prize: Hamper by Garvey’s Supermarket. Tickets on Sale in Parker’s Pub and Herbert’s Bar, Kilflynn at only 5 euros. The draw will take place on Wednesday 11th April in the Abbeydorney Sports Complex.

COLLEGES FOOTBALL
Best of luck Crotta Hurler, Cian Counihan , Ballymacelligott and to his St. Mary’s C.B.S, Tralee (The Green) Football Senior team mates, who St. Pats Navan in the All-Ireland Colleges Senior A Football Championship semi-final on Saturday afternoon in Templemore at 2 p.m.

CROTTA GAA
The Crotta hurling club are seeking sponsors for their Web Site, Text Messages service, and Lotto Tickets Any business person interested in sponsoring the Club Web site, Lotto tickets or Text Messages Service can contact any club officer now. FOOTBALL Kerry hosts Tyrone in the penultimate round of the Allianz National Football League at 7.30 p.m. on Saturday, 31st March at the Austin Stack Park in Tralee. On Sunday, Dr. Crokes take on Crossmaglen in the replay of the AIB All-Ireland Senior Club Football Final, at 2 p.m. in Portlaoise. Best of Luck to Dr. Crokes.

GOLF
Abbeydorney Golf Society will hold an outing at Ceann Sibeal Golf Club, Dingle on Saturday next the 31st March. The tee is booked between 11:00am and 12:30pm. Singles Stableford with this outing being kindly sponsored by O’Connor Mulvihill Joinery. Presentation of prizes for this outing and for the last outing which was held in Dooks will take place in the club house immediately after the outing. Further details from Tom McNeice 086-3263111 or Michael Barry 086-2571230. The final of the Guinness sponsored Kerry Inter-Society Golf competition between Abbeydorney Golf Society and The Meadowlands Golf Society will take place on Saturday April 14th at 2:30pm in Killorglin Golf Club.

BEREAVEMENTS
The death has occurred of Nora DESMOND, (née Byrne) of Ballymartle, Riverstick, Cork, And late of Tullig, Kilflynn on Friday 2nd February. St Joseph's Church, Riverstick. Burial took place in St Eltin's Cemetery, Kinsale. We offer our sincere sympathy to Nora’s Family and Friends. May she rest in peace.
The death took place of Mrs. Josie O'NEILL (Limerick) - on Thursday, March 1, 2007 in the wonderful care of Milford nursing home, formally of Greenane House, Caherconlish, Co. Limerick, Josie in her 94th year, much loved mother of Pat, and Ann (Lund); very deeply regretted by her loving family, son-in-law Ray, grandchildren Nessa, Erica, Keelin, Eleanor, Orna, Christian and their spouses, seven great-grandchildren, sister-in-law, nephews, nieces, neighbours, relatives and friends to whom we offer our sincere sympathy. The late Josie enjoyed regular visits to Kilflynn when she stayed with her son Pat O’Neill, Castletown and had many friends in the area. The Kilflynn area was well represented at the removal from Milford Care Centre on Friday evening to Caherconlish Church. And again at the Requiem Mass, Saturday, at 11.30am, with funeral afterwards to the adjoining cemetery. May she rest in peace.
The death has occurred of Beth HARRINGTON, (née Flaherty) of Laccamore, Abbeydorney, Kerry, on Sunday March 11, 2007, in the loving care of Cuil Didn Nursing Home, Tralee, Beth, loving wife of the late John (Pa) and mother to the late Michael; sadly missed by her loving daughters Mary, Bridie and Helen, son-in-law John and brother-in-law, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends to whom we offer our sincere sympathy. Her remains were removed from Stack's Funeral Home, Lixnaw on Monday evening to St. Mary's Church Kilflynn, with Burial afterwards in St. Mary's Cemetery Kilflynn after 11 a.m. Funeral Mass on Tuesday. May she rest in peace.

DANCERS NIGHT OUT
The Kilflynn Dancing group, will hold their Easter Night out on this Friday night, 30th March. Anyone interested please contact Kate on 7132482 or Maureen on 7135299.

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 10.00 a.m. on Monday.


20th March
ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE

Justin and Kate Lynch,Kilflynn taking part in the Kilflynn St. Patrick's Day Parade

The Kilflynn St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Fancy Dress Parade provided to be a great success yet again despite the cold weather with the children donning the fancy dress regalia from global warming hits Kilflynn to Spiderman and bunny’s turning out, followed by the local Taekwon-do club and Vintage machinery led by the Man of the day St. Patrick’s Day (Phil Morris).
Celebrations continued in St. Columbas Centre, Kilflynn to the Traditional Music of Sonny Egan and Friends while compere Mike Neenan introduced the fancy dress participants to the watchful eye of Gerald Byrnes ,Geraldine Finucane and Christina Caffrey the judges, all whom had the arduous task of choosing winners in the various categories which were:
Under 5 1st Prize: Jack McCarthy,2nd Prize: Lean Hickey, and 3rd Prize Tadhy Mc Kenna Under 7 1st Prize: Daniel O’Rourke, 2nd Prize: Sean and Darragh Murrane and 3rd Prize: Sarah Corkery and Ciara Rohan.
Under 10 1st Prize: Muireann Mc Kenna, 2nd Prize: Aoife and Barry Mahony, and 3rd Prize: Dara Clarke.
Over 10 winners were Megan Fahy and Sarah Morris.
The winners were presented with trophies by Geraldine Parker (sponsors) and runners up medals up by Siobhan Herbert (Sponsors).The refreshments for the children on the day were sponsored by Tommy Parkinson, Tullig, Kilflynn. The organising committee would like to thank all those who donated spot prizes for the raffle, which paid for the Parade Insurance.
Well done to all involved in making the day a great success.

TABLE QUIZ
Following a Meeting of Kilflynn National School Parents Association on Thursday night plans are underway again for our Annual Fun Quiz. The Quiz is on Holy Thursday night, 5th April in Herbert’ s and Parker’s Bars at 9.30 p.m. The support of the parents and local community would be appreciated

MINOR HURLERS
The Crotta Minor hurlers were defeated by Ballyheigue in the round one of the County league at Ballyheigue on Monday on a final of 1-05 to 0-05.
The Crotta team: Eoin O’Sullivan, Paul Leinhan, Jonathan Caffey, Luke Sheehan, Alan Leen, Paul Costello (Captain), Keith Hannafin, Darren Twomey, Richard Nolan, Sean Weir, Gary Marshall, Sahne McAuilfee, Padraig O’Leary, Shane Nolan and David Moloney.

REGISTRATION NIGHT FOR U8, U10's & U11 HURLERS
A Registration night for under 8, 10 & 11 will take place on Thursday evening 22nd March 2007 @ 6.30pm in Lixnaw Community Centre. We would be grateful if a parent could accompany their child on the night to provide the necessary details.
It is important that all players be registered for insurance purposes. A fee of €10 per child or €15 for a family with two or more players registering.
Looking forward to meeting you all on the night.

CHURCH NEWS
Those Required for Church duties in St. Mary's Church, Kilflynn are follows:
Readers for Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th March, Vigil: John O’Flaherty, Morning: Josephine Lynch.
Eucharistic Ministers for Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th March. Vigil: Monica O’Neil, Morning: Jimmy Walsh.
Mass will be celebrated On Wednesday morning, 21st March at 10.00 a.m. And mass will be celebrated on Saturday evening at 6.30 p.m. for Pat Mc Elligott, Fahavane, Kilflynn. Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament Monday from 4.00 p.m. to 9.00 p.m.

EMIGRANT SERVICES
The collection last weekend amounted to €675.50. Thanks to all who contributed and those who took up the collection.

DARTS IN PARKERS
Fourteen Darts players participated in, the weekly Darts Double Tournament in Parker’s Lounge Bar, on Friday 16th March.
In the Final, Wayne Murphy and John Murphy defeated Richard Parkinson and Norma O’ Connor. The winners received a Leg of Lamb each
The weekly Darts Doubles Tournament will continue this Saturday 24th March at 10.30 p.m. Legs of Lamb to be won.
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, Kilflynn was the venue for The Crotta hurling club lotto draw on Monday night 19th March, The four numbers picked out of the drum by Independent Observer Marion Lynch, Tullig, Kilflynn , were: 1 , 6 , 11 & 23. There were no winners of the €6,200 Jackpot.
The Three lucky dip winners each receives €35: Brendan Power, The Garage, Kilflynn, Pat Herbert, Kilflynn and Pat O’Halloran No1 Fearann Flainn, Kilflynn .
The next draw take place in Herbert‘s Bar, Kilflynn on Monday Night 26th March with a €6,300 Jackpot.
Tickets are available at €2 from Club tickets sellers or from Herbert's Bar, Parker's bar and at Kilflynn Post Office.

G.A.A RESULTS
Allianz National Hurling League Div 2B: Westmeath 4-11, Kerry 1-12 at Austin Stack’s Park Tralee on Saturday 17th March. The Crotta club was represented by Andrew Keane and Matt Lynch( Sub): All-Ireland Club Football Final: Dr Crokes 1-9 Crossmaglen 1-9 Venue Croke Park.

COLLEGES FOOTBALL
Congratulations to Crotta Hurler, Cian Counihan , Ballymacelligott who was a sub on the victorious St. Mary’s C.B.S, Tralee (The Green) football senior team, that defeated St. Brendan’s College, Killarney (The Sem) in the final of the Corn ui Mhuiri Senior football championship at Austin Stack’s Park on Monday 19th March.


14th March
ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE

The Kilflynn St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Fancy Dress Parade will commence at 10.15 a.m. From Kilflynn National School on Saturday 17th March. All those interested in Participating please assemble at the School at 10.00a.m. Entry fee for the Fancy Dress is €3.00 per child. All Children entered receives a Prize. Age Groups for the Fancy Dress: Under 5, Under 7, Under 10 and Over 10. All Entries for Fancy Dress MUST in before the Parade begin at the School; No entries will be taken after this time.

CAILIN ALAINN ALL SET
Royal & Sun Alliance Chase fancy Cailin Alainn is showing all the right signs ahead of her appearance at the Cheltenham Festival on Wednesday 14th March (today).
The eight-year-old mare's six-race winning streak was brought to an abrupt halt when she had a nasty fall in the Letheby and Christopher Chase at Prestbury Park last month. Before that she had won two Grade One races for trainer Charles Byrnes and is currently second-favourite behind Denman for the staying novice chase championship. 'She is fully recovered now I think,' confirmed Byrnes. 'She has schooled a bit, but we haven't been able to do that much with her because of the bad ground. 'She's in good nick and I'm happy enough with her. 'The reason we took her over for that race was so that the Festival would not be a new experience for her what with the travelling and everything. 'She has got hot before for some reason when we've taken her away, but she didn't when we took her over to Cheltenham. 'She was travelling well enough when she came down, but I think she was just starting to feel the pinch. 'She might have been second to Exotic Dancer and she looks to be going over with a real live chance.'
Cailin Alainn is owned by the Dew Drop Syndicate which includes Ballyrehan trio of John O’ Mahony, Kevin Galvin and Michael O’Connell.
Local punters are likely to invest heavily on Cailin Alainn and if the mare comes up trumps it will make a great St Paddy’s week end. A group of local punters travelled out for the meeting on Tuesday and are keeping their fingers crossed that Cailin Alainn will get to the winners enclosure.

REGISTRATION NIGHT FOR U8, U10's & U11 HURLERS
A Registration night for under 8, 10 & 11 will take place on Thursday evening 22nd March 2007 @ 6.30pm in Lixnaw Community Centre. We would be grateful if a parent could accompany their child on the night to provide the necessary details. It is important that all players be registered for insurance purposes. A fee of €10 per child or €15 for a family with two or more players registering. Looking forward to meeting you all on the night.

FOUR PROVINCES REPRESENTED IN CLUBS’ BIG DAY
All four provinces will be represented in the 37th AIB All-Ireland senior club finals in Croke Park on St Patrick’s Day, making it a truly national celebration in what has become the high point of the GAA’s spring schedule.
The full line-up is: Football: Crossmaglen Rangers (Armagh) v Dr Crokes (Kerry), 2.0 Hurling: Ballyhale Shamrocks (Kilkenny) v Loughrea (Galway), 3.40
Best of Luck to the Dr. Crokes footballers.

TRAD AND SINGING SESSION
There will be a Trad and Singing Session in Parker’s Bar, on St. Patrick’s Day, Saturday 17th March after the Kilflynn Parade.

GAA GAELTACHT SCHOLARSHIPS
The Kerry County Board in conjunction with the Munster Council and Chorca Dhuibhne are offering part scholarships to both boys and girls, between the ages of 12 and 18 in the Corca Dhuibhne Gaeltacht. In addition to improving their Knowledge of Irish the students will also learn Irish songs and dance and skills of hurling and Gaelic football. Please contact Club Secretary Paul Shanahan, or any club officer for details.

LOCAL ROCK BAND
Local rock band Driven will play in Parker’s Lounge Bar on St. Patrick’s Day at 4.30 p.m. Joe Fahy and Gerard McElligott are members of the this young band. A Gig not to missed.

CROTTA SENIIORS
The Crotta Senior hurlers got their season off on a winning note on Sunday 11th March, when they defeated Ballyheigue in the County league Division 1, on the 2-12 to 2-07 score line, played in wet conditions at Ballyheigue.
Crotta team and Scorers: Jerome O’Sullivan, Pa Quill, Tom B Mc Elligott, Phil Twomey, Diarmuid Mc Kenna, Tom Cronin, John Edwards, Cyril Lynch (0-01), Matt Lynch (0-02), Martin Keane (1-01), Jack Twomey, Ian McCarthy Colm McElligott (0-01), Andrew Keane (1-04) and Sean Twomey (0-04).
Subs Francis Keane for M.Keane, Darren Twomey for J. Edwards and J.P Mc Elligott for S. Twomey. Crotta will play Ballyduff in the next round

ACTIVE RETIRED
A Social Evening for the Active Retired will be held in the Abbeydorney Community Hall on Wednesday, 14th March; at 1.00 p.m. A meal will be served, followed by Entertainment. Transport for anyone requiring it can be arranged. For further information contact Noreen at 066 7135831.

FOOTBALL FINALS
There was Mixed Fortunes for Kerry Football Teams in Croke Park on Saturday 10th March, Ardfert are All-Ireland Intermediate Club Football Champions thanks to a 1-4 to 5 points win over Eoghan Rua (Derry) Duagh however lost the Junior decider, 13 points to 12 to Greencastle (Tyrone).
Congratulations and well done to Ardfert and Duagh.

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 10.00 a.m. on Monday.

CHURCH NEWS
Those Required for Church duties in St. Mary's Church, Kilflynn are follows: Readers for Friday 16th, Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th March, Vigil-la le Padraig: Bridget O’Connell, La le Padraig: June Lynch Vigil: Pauline Gleasure, Morning: Joe McAuliffe. Eucharistic Ministers for Friday 16th Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th March, Vigil-la le Padraig: Joe Buckley, La le Padraig: Teresa Power, Vigil: Anne Sheehan, Morning: Angela Nolan. Mass will be celebrated On Wednesday morning, 14th March at 10.00 a.m. And mass will be celebrated on Sunday morning at 10.00 a.m. for Dick and Sarah Twomey, Gortclohy.
First Confession for the Children of Kilflynn National School will take place on Thursday 15th March at 7.30 p.m. in St. Mary’s Church.
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament Monday from 4.00 p.m. to 9.00 p.m.

DARTS IN PARKERS
Sixteen Darts players participated in, the weekly Darts Double Tournament in Parker’s Lounge Bar, on Saturday 10th March. In the Final, J.P Twomey and Mike Fealy defeated Wayne Murphy and John Walsh. The winners received a Leg of Lamb each
The weekly Darts Doubles Tournament will continue this Saturday 17th March at 10.30 p.m. Legs of Lamb to be won.
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 GAA MEETING
The Crotta Hurling club meeting is rearranged for, Wednesday 14th March, in the Clubrooms, Dromakee at 8.30 p.m. All club members and club officers are requested this important meeting.

CROTTA LOTTO RESULTS
Herbert‘s Bar, Kilflynn was the venue for The Crotta hurling club lotto draw on Monday night 12th March.
The four numbers picked out of the drum by Independent Observer Mary Desmond Quinlan, Cork , were: 3 , 4 , 11 & 26. There were no winners of the €6,100 Jackpot.
The Three lucky dip winners each receive €35: Adam O’Sullivan, Crotta, Michael Shanahan, Keel, Lixnaw, And Sean Beirne, Fahavane, Kilflynn.
The next draw take place in Parker’s Pub, Kilflynn on Monday Night 19th March with a €6,200 Jackpot.
Tickets are available at €2 from Club tickets sellers or from Herbert's Bar, Parker's bar and at Kilflynn Post Office.

CROTTA BORD NA NOG
The Crotta under 16 hurlers will receive their County league div 2 medals on Thursday night, March 15th, at the Bog Village at 7.OO. p.m. FAMILY

RESOURCE CENTRE
The Abbeydorney/Kilflynn Family Resource Centre is being re-established and it anticipated that it will be up and running by September. If you are involved with a group in the area that wish to be included please contact: Dave Fitzgibbon, North Kerry Together at 068 23429 or Margaret Wrenn, South and Midwest Support Agency at 066 -7185892.

KERRY HURLERS
Kerry's Allianz National Hurling League Division 2B match against Westmeath next weekend has been brought forward. Originally fixed for 3.30 on Sunday, it now goes ahead at 1 on Saturday. Austin Stack’s Park, Tralee, remains the venue.


6th March
ST. PATRICK'S DAY PARADE

It's that time of the year again. Yes St. Patrick's Day is upon us. And of course it will not be complete without the traditional parade. Recent years saw a dwindling interest towards St. Patrick's Day Parades. An Important public meeting will be held this Friday night9th March in St. Columbas Centre, Kilflynn at 8.15 p.m. sharp. If you are interested in helping to organise a St Patrick's Day Parade for Kilflynn. Clubs, organisations, parents of Fancy Dress Competitors or any individuals who want to participate in the parade. Please come along to this very important meeting on Friday night and show your support.
If there is not a large attendance at this meeting there will probably be NO Parade.

CONFIRMATION
THE Sacrament of Confirmation was administered by Bishop Murphy to Forty five Children of the Parish on Wednesday Friday, 28th February in St. Bernard’s Church, Abbeydorney. The children were from Abbeydorney National School, Kilflynn National and Killahan National School.
The Children confirmed from Kilflynn National School were: Clodagh Sheehan, Niall Doody, Darren Egan, Riadh Brosnan, Sean Gleasure, Sarah Morris, Titouan le Prince, Chloe Neenan, Shannon Nolan, Jane Sheehan, Liane Relihan, Teresa Ward, David O’Donoghue, George O’Donnell, Davina Leslie, Tom Mc Elligott, Lorraine Mc Elligott, Gary Neenan, Rachel Rohan, Sam Fitzgerald, Megan Weir and Stephane Garelli-Byrne. All the children are wished good luck in years to come. Congratulation to all the boys and girls.

MUNSTER VICE CHAIRMAN
Congratulations to current Kerry Chairman Sean Walsh who was voted in as the Munster Council's new Vice-Chairman.
On Friday last at the 2007 Annual Munster Convention held at Lismore, County Waterford. Walsh, the current Kingdom chairman, has spent ten years at the helm in his county, but will be relinquishing that position this coming December.
He has beaten off challenges from three former county chairmen to land the post of vice-president to the province's new top man Jimmy O'Gorman of Waterford. Limerick's Donal Fitzgibbon, ex-Clare chairman Robert Frost and former Cork chairman Jim Forbes all also contested the role, with Forbes and then Frost eliminated before the final poll saw votes transferred, leaving Walsh as 27 to 25 winner over Fitzgibbon.
Walsh has been involved in administration since he was just 19 years old, serving as secretary and chairman of the Moyvane club.

CROTTA SENIIORS
The Crotta Senior hurlers will commence their County league Division 1, campaign on Sunday 11th March at 12 noon in Ballyheigue versus the home side. Best of luck to Brendan Mahony, his selectors Brendan Twomey and Paud Twomey and Senior players for the 2007 season.

REGISTRATION NIGHT FOR U8, U10's & U11 HURLERS
A Registration night for under 8, 10 & 11 will take place on Thursday evening 22nd March 2007 @ 6.30pm in Lixnaw Community Centre. We would be grateful if a parent could accompany their child on the night to provide the necessary details. It is important that all players be registered for insurance purposes.
A fee of €10 per child or €15 for a family with two or more players registering. Looking forward to meeting you all on the night.

GOLF
Last Saturday Abbeydorney Golf Society qualified for the final of the Guinness sponsored Kerry Inter-Society Golf by beating Klinge-Pharma Golf Society of Killorglin 3 – 2 in a very exciting semi-final played at Castlegregory Golf Club.
The winning team consisted of Dan O’Connor, Michael Barry, James McGrath, Tom O’Mahony, John Joe Fealy, Pat Ruane and Tom McNeice. This is a tremendous achievement and we congratulate all concerned. They now play previous winners, The Meadowlands Golf Society in the final and we wish them the best of luck.

KILFLYNN INDOOR MARKET
The Kilflynn indoor Market will be held this Sunday 11th March from 10.30 a.m. to 1p.m. at St. Columbas Centre, Kilflynn. Home Baking, Specialty Breads, Organically Fed Chickens, Porter Cakes, Soda Bread, Plants and Spices, Pate, Greetings Cards, Pictures ect…….

LADIES FOOTBALL
The intermediate team defeated Sneem/Kenmare in Round 4 of the Pat Lawlor Shield competition. Score: Abbeydorney 3-03, Sneem/Kenmare 1-01. The club was represented by Edel O'Connell on the Kerry team that defeated Tyrone in the National League last week-end. Underage training : U12 - every Thursday evening, 7pm-8pm, U14 - every Tuesday evening 7pm-8pm in Kilmoyley Sports Hall. All new players are welcome.
Sincere thanks to James and Norma Ryall, who will sponsor the club's new website for the coming year. http://www.abbeydorneyladiesgaa.com

FOOTBALL FINALS
The Best of Luck to Duagh and Ardfert who will compete in the All Ireland Junior & Intermediate Club Football Finals in Croke Park on Saturday 10th March In the Junior Football Final at 6pm, Duagh (Kerry) play Greencastle (Tyrone) and in the Intermediate Football Final at 8pm Ardfert (Kerry) play Eoghan Ruadh (Derry) Tickets are priced at €15 for adults, €7 for students and senior citizens and €5 for juveniles. The Hogan Stand only will open for this event

KERRY HURLERS
In round 2 of the Allianz National Hurling League, Div 2B: Mayo defeated Kerry on the final scoreline of 2-13 to 1-08, at Castlebar on Sunday last. Crotta Player Matt Lynch was a sub

HERBERTS BAR
Back by popular demand on Sunday 11th of March, Music by the Flight of Earls. Time 6.30 - 8.30. .

CHURCH NEWS
Those Required for Church duties in St. Mary's Church, Kilflynn are follows: Readers for Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th March, Vigil: Michael Neenan, Morning: Catherine Caffrey. Eucharistic Ministers for Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th March, Vigil: Joan Hussey, Morning: Mary McCarthy. Mass will be celebrated On Wednesday morning, 7th March at 10.00 a.m. On Saturday evening 10th March, Mass at 6.30 p.m. will be celebrated for Nellie Neenan, Crotta. And mass will be celebrated on Sunday morning at 10.00 a.m. for Bill O’Leary and Tom Goggins .Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament Monday from 4.00 p.m. to 9.00 p.m.

Whyte Sisters Mary Morris and Josphine Flood relaxing in Parker's Pub on Wednesday night 28th February

DARTS IN PARKERS
Sixteen Darts players participated in, the weekly Darts Double Tournament in Parker’s Lounge Bar, on Saturday 24th February. In the Final, Declan Falvey and Paddy Weir defeated Mike Lyne and Paud Twomey. The winners received a DVD Player each Sixteen Darts players participated in, the weekly Darts Double Tournament in Parker’s Lounge Bar, on Saturday 3rd March. In the Final, Brendan Hannon and Mike Fealy defeated Jerry Carmody and Tim O’Halloran. The winners received a Leg of Lamb each The weekly Darts Doubles Tournament will continue this Saturday 10th March at 10.30 p.m. Legs of Lamb to be won. 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 GAA MEETING
There will be a meeting of the Crotta Hurling club, on Wednesday 7th March in the Clubrooms, Dromakee at 8.30 p.m. All club members and club officers are requested this important meeting.

CROTTA LOTTO RESULTS
Parker‘s Pub, Kilflynn was the venue for The Crotta hurling club lotto draw on Monday night 5th March, The four numbers picked out of the drum by Independent Observer Martin Quinlan, Ballyconnell, Kilflynn, were: 6 , 7 , 22 & 24. There were no winners of the €6,000 Jackpot.
The Three lucky dip winners each receive €35:
Tom Flaherty, Keel, Lixnaw, Tom Walsh, Rae, Kilflynn and Bridget O’Connor, Lyre.
The next draw take place in Herbert’s Bar, Kilflynn on Monday Night 12th March with a €6,100 Jackpot.
Tickets are available at €2 from Club tickets sellers or from Herbert's Bar, Parker's bar and at Kilflynn Post Office.

CROTTA BORD NOG AGM
The annual general meeting of the Crotta Bord Na Nog took place on Thursday 1st March at the clubrooms Dromakee Kilflynn. The meeting was chaired by Sonny Egan; He paid tribute to everyone involved in the promotion of underage Hurling and thanked all those who expended so much time and energy in coaching and training the young players. The Treasurer's report was presented by Gerry Lenihan in excellent detail.
The Following officers were elected for the 2007:
Vice Chairman Gene O'Sullivan, Phil Hannafin, Jerome Nolan, Jimmy Lawlor
Secretary Annette Nolan;
Treasurer Jerry Lenihan;
Pros: Paul O'Donoghue, Joe Mc Auliffe, and Mike Parker;
Co Board Delegate: Sonny Egan;
North Kerry Board Delegate: Paddy Weir and Sonny Egan.
U8 U10 U11 Trainers/Selectors: Jerome O’ Sullivan, Martin Conway, Paul O'Donoghue, Francis White, Dominic Nolan;
U13 U14 Trainers/Selectors: Paddy Weir Tom Nolan, and Joe mc Auliffe.
U15 U16 Trainers/Selectors: Paul 0’Donoghue, Gene O’Sullivan, Joe Mc Auliffe, and Paddy Weir.
A special thanks to Tom Nolan club referee.
Registration Fee for all under age players is very important 10 euro per child, 15euro per family, and this money can be paid to any officer of Bord Na Nog.
The Meeting finished with a lovely cup of tea/coffee and sandwiches provided by Annette Nolan.
Forthcoming Events: The Crotta under 16 hurlers will receive their County league div 2 medals on Thursday night, March 15th, at the Bog Village at 7.OO. p.m.
A Sponsored walk in aid of the club will be held on Good Friday April 6th. This will take place from the club room at Dromakee at 6 o'clock.
The Eddie Hayes Ground hurling Tournament will be held on Saturday, June 23rd.

FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE
The Abbeydorney/Kilflynn Family Resource Centre is being re-established and it anticipated that it will be up and running by September. If you are involved with a group in the area that wish to be included please contact: Dave Fitzgibbon, North Kerry Together at 068 23429 or Margaret Wrenn, South and Midwest Support Agency at 066 -7185892.

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