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NEWS March 2008

25th March
NEW ARRIVAL
Warmest Congratulations are extended to Aileen and Ray Madden, Loch Gowan, Co. Cavan on the birth of their baby Boy, Raymond Peter(7lbs 7oz) at Cavan General Hospital on Easter Monday 24th March.
May you have many years of Joy and Happiness together. Aileen is a daughter of Kathleen and Kevin Galvin, Ballyrehan, Lixnaw.

CROTTA LOTTO RESULTS
The Crotta Hurling Club lotto draw took place on Monday Night 24th March in Herbert‘s Bar, Kilflynn. The four numbers picked out of the drum by Independent Observer: Mary Walker, Sutton, Surrey, England were 7, 21, 23 and 25. 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: Mike Sheehan, Abbeydorney, Lisa O’Connor, and Liam O’Reilly, Lixnaw.
The next draw take place in Parker‘s Pub, Kilflynn on Monday Night 31st March with a €11,600 Jackpot. Tickets are available at €2 from Club tickets sellers or from Herbert's Bar, Parker's bar and at Daybreak Shop.

CHURCH NEWS
Those Required for Church duties in St. Mary's Church Kilflynn are follows: Readers for: Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th March, Vigil : Helen Condon Morning Catherine Caffrey. Eucharistic Ministers for Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th March, Vigil Joe Buckley Morning John Cashell. Mass will be celebrated on Saturday evening at 6.30 p.m. And Mass will celebrated on Sunday morning at 10.00 a.m. Kilflynn Altar Society for March: Helen Kelly Fuller and Marie Egan. Exposition of The Blessed Sacrament:-Kilflynn; Mon. 4.00 p.m.–9.00 p.m.
Divine Mercy Devotions in St. John’s Church, Castle St. Tralee on Sunday 30th March at 2.40 p.m.

HERBERT’S BAR
Music in Herbert’s bar on Sunday evening, with Spalpin.

RAMBLING HOUSE
The next Session of the Rambling House, Finuge is on Friday the 28th March, at 8.45p.m. Light Refreshment served. Open Fire. All are Welcome

THE MUNSTER MINOR HURLING COMPETITION
Saturday April 12th should be a great day for Kerry hurling when an Inter-divisional/Development Squad Blitz will be held in the county. This competition has the imprimatur of the Kerry Co.Board and the Munster Council. Six hurling teams from four Munster counties will partake in the proceedings. Ballyheigue, Causeway and Lerrig will host the games and it expected that the hurling public will be highly entertained by young wielders of the camán. All these hurling men harbour ambitions to wear a county geansaí and will give of their almighty best. The Kerry boys are working hard in training and hopes are high that they will do themselves justice and do us proud. Hurling followers throughout the Kingdom will certainly look forward the occasion.

Group A games will be played in Baile Thaidhg and the three teams in that group will contest for honours: the Kerry Minor Panel, Limerick City and West Limerick.

The Group B teams of Tipperary, Waterford and Limerick Under 17s will challenge each other for supremacy in Causeway. Mouth-watering contests are expected.

At midday Kerry will play West Limerick (A: Ballyheigue) and Tipperary will take on Limerick Under 17s (B: Causeway).

Then, after a short sos and at 1 p.m., Limerick City and West Limerick will do battle (A: Ballyheigue) while Tipp. and Port Láirge will face each other (B: Causeway).

And at 2 p.m. Kerry will play against the lads from Limerick City (A: Ballyheigue) and Limerick Under 17s will challenge Waterford (B: Causeway).

Three finals will then be held simultaneously, 3.30 p.m. being the prescribed time.

The victors in each group will play each other in Causeway, the second best team in each group will fight another contest in Ballyheigue and the third teams will hurl against each other in Lerrig. 20 minutes per half will be played in the group matches and in the finals each half will last 25 nóiméad.

The outright champions will receive an €800 Liston Sports' Gear Voucher and vouchers of lesser value will go to the second and third placed winning outfits.

Ba cheart go mbeadh an-lá ag na hiománaithe óga. April 12th should prove to be a good day's outing.

Resumé:- COISTE CONTAE CHIARRAÍ Munster Minor Hurling Inter Divisional / Development Squad Tournament Date: 12th April 2008 Time (Commencing): 12.00pm Venue: A – Ballyheigue B – Causeway Group A Group B 12.00pm Kerry V West Lim ; Tipp U17 V Lim U17 01.00pm Lim City V West Lim ; Tipp U17 V Waterford U17 02.00pm Kerry V Lim City ; Lim U17 V Waterford U17 Finals: 03.30pm 1st in A V 1st in B @ Causeway 2nd in A V 2nd in B @ Ballyheigue 3rd in A V 3rd in C @ Lerrig - Group games are 20 minutes per half - Finals are 25 minutes per half - Panels of 24 only - Cup Winners will be rewarded with an 800euro Liston Sports Gear voucher - Shield Winners will be rewarded with a 500euro Liston Sports Gear voucher - Third Final Winners will be rewarded with a 300euro Liston Sports Gear voucher - Refreshments will be served at the venues; Meals will be served @ 05.30pm Is Sinne, le meas, , Éamonn Ó Súilleabháin John Bergin Maurice Leahy An Rúnaí South Kerry Hurling North Kerry Hurling C. L.G. Chiarraí Development Administrator Promotion Officer

UNDERAGE HURLING REGISTRATION NIGHT
A Registration night for under 8,10,11, 12 will take place next Friday evening at Mountcoal at 6.45 p.m. This will take place the same time as training. Names, Addresses, date of birth and contact telephone number required. Cost of Registration is €15 per player or €20 for family with two or more children.

PARKER’S WEEKLY DARTS
Twenty Darts players participated in The weekly Darts Double Tournament, in Parker’s Bar on Saturday night 22nd March, Mike Fealy and J.P Twomey defeated, James Sheehan and Gerry Fuller. The weekly Darts Doubles Tournament will continue this Saturday night 29th March at 10.30 p.m. The winners will receive a leg of lamb.

SINN FEIN
The Local Sinn Féin Cumann held their Annual church gate collection last week end, Saturday 22nd and Sunday and 23rd March in St Mary’s Church, Kilflynn and St. Bernard’s Church, Abbeydorney The local Sinn Féin Cumann would like to thank and all who contributed and to those who took up the collection.

U-21 FOOTBALLERS
Kerry produced a five-star display to conquer defending champions Cork by 0-15 to 0-10 in a cracking Cadbury’s Munster U21 FC clash at Austin Stack Park, on Saturday 22nd March.
The Kingdom did most of their best work in the second half, having managed to sneak into a slender 0-8 to 0-6 interval lead despite having a strong wind at their backs. Tommy Walsh fired over two points for the would-be winners and Paddy Curran added three more in the first half but Kieran O’Leary and Paul O’Connor each chipped in with neat efforts to keep the Rebel County very much in touch by half-time. Kerry upped the ante in the second half though with man of the match Alan O’Sullivan and David Moran to the fore at midfield.
A master switch saw Killian Young go to full back and while Cork tried all they knew to get on terms in the final quarter, the Kingdom held firm.

KERRY HURLERS
John Mike Dooley notched a hat-trick of goals as hosts Kerry edged their way to a 4-9 to 1-16 win over Mayo in a cracking NHL Division 2A contest in Austin Stack’s Park, Tralee on Sunday afternoon 22nd March. By dint of their triumph, Kerry now finish second in the group and will play Carlow in the league semi-finals.
Kerry enjoyed wind advantage in the first half and after a ragged opening raced 2-3 clear without replay after 20 minutes with two goals from Dooley, one a penalty. However the Kingdom then lost their way and they lost key defender Tom Cronin as Mayo went on to score 1-7 before the break. Stephen Broderick fired over three points while Adrian Freeman netted to haul Mayo on level terms, 1-7 to 2-4, at the interval. Mayo came out for the second half in flying form and hit some great points but Billy Brick struck for a goal for Kerry to bring them right back into contention.
Kerry kept pressing and a point by Dooley edged his side back in front by the minimum and then disaster struck for Mayo when Keith Higgins was sent off 15 minutes from time. Dooley then struck for a magical goal two minutes later to put the hosts 4-7 to 1-11 in front only for Mayo to hit back with interest in firing over five unanswered points to nick the initiative once more.
Trailing by two points with just two minutes left of normal time, Kerry showed a lot of spirit to put in a late surge and after Mayo’s Paul Hunt also saw red, points from John Egan and Alan Dineen saw the Kingdom bag their fourth league win in dramatic style.
The Crotta hurling club was represented by Tom Cronin on the team, and Matt Lynch was on the sub bench.


Parkers Pub

Thursday Night 20th March:
Kilflynn National School Parents Association Annual Fun Quiz.

Good Friday 21st March Closed.

Saturday 22nd March: Darts Doubles Tournament Legs of Lamb to be won.

Sunday 23rd March Music by KINDRED SPIRIT

HAPPY EASTER


18th March
HAPPY EASTER to all readers of the Kilflynn Notes at Home and Abroad.

ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE
St. Patrick’s made his annual visit last Sunday March 16th in the cold but dry conditions to Kilflynn and in the process made a little bit of history on the Double with our parade been the first in the county and also having the tallest St. Patrick on duty by Tommy Parkinson wearing stilts.
Despite the uncertainty over the event taking place in the first place and only for the intervention at the eleventh hour by local lady Annette Nolan who moved heaven and earth to get it going, the village had a great turnout with most of the different organisations in the area taking part from the local Mother and Toddler group to the Crotta Bord na nÓg hurling club. All the children who took part in the parade were presented with medals in appreciation for making the effort to dress-up in their different costumes. Local Musicians Tom O’Connell and Sonny Egan rang out some lovely tunes during the parade. The Kilflynn Vintage Rally club made a good showing with their tractors and the local big boys with their quads brought up the rear of the parade.
We look forward to doing it all again in 2009.

THANK YOU
The following are winners in the Kilflynn St. Patrick’s Day Parade Raffle: Michelle McKenna, Castletown, Kilflynn, Bobs Barry, Crotta and Tom Shanahan, Irrebeg, Lixnaw. Thanks to everyone who supported the raffle and sponsored the prizes.

FUN TABLE QUIZ
Kilflynn National School Parents Association Annual Fun Quiz in Parker's Pub and Herbert's Bar on Holy Thursday 20th March at 9.30 p.m. Your support will be greatly appreciated.

NEW ARRIVAL
Warmest Congratulations are extended to Sandra and Padraig Cronin, Irrebeg Lixnaw on the birth of their baby girl, at Kerry General Hospital on Sunday 16th March.

FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE
Abbeydorney Kilflynn Family Resource Centre are currently recruiting for a Project Coordinator, job advert in Kerry’s Eye and Examiner or phone 061225711 for details.

HERBERT’S BAR
Music in Herbert’s bar on Saturday night with G-team, Music on Sunday evening, with Danny Goggin.

CROTTA LOTTO RESULTS
The Crotta Hurling Club lotto draw took place on Monday Night 17th March in Parker‘s Pub, Kilflynn. The four numbers picked out of the drum by Independent Observer: Noreen Murphy, Garrynagore, Lixnaw, were 8, 12, 19 and 23.
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: Sean Walsh, Ex Chairman, County Board, Susan Dillane, Abbeydorney, and Johnny Griffin, Ballyduff.
The next draw take place in Herbert‘s Bar, Kilflynn on Monday Night 24th March with a €11,500 Jackpot. Tickets are available at €2 from Club tickets sellers or from Herbert's Bar, Parker's bar and at Daybreak Shop.

DRAMA
Back by popular demand for one night only at the Abbeydorney Parish Community Hall, The Zyber Theatre, Tralee, will present their award winning play, Barndance, by John Fraher, on Tuesday night, March 25th at 8.30 p.m. Tickets €10 at the door. A play not to be missed.

PARKER’S WEEKLY DARTS
Sixteen Darts players participated in The weekly Darts Double Tournament, in Parker’s Bar on Saturday night 15th March, Tim O’Halloran and J.P Twomey defeated, James Sheehan and Richard Parkinson.
The weekly Darts Doubles Tournament will continue this Saturday night 22nd March at 10.30 p.m. The winners will receive a leg of lamb.

HOLY WEEK CEREMONIES
The Holy Week Schedule of Ceremonies for St Mary’s Church, Kilflynn:
Holy Thursday (20th March): Mass of the Lord’s Supper: 7.30 p.m. in St. Bernard’s, Church, Abbeydorney 8.00 p.m. in St. Mary’s Church, Kilflynn. Confession: After Mass in both churches. Ministers of the Eucharist are invited to renew their commitment for the coming year. The Washing of the Feet. Trocaire boxes should be returned. The Day Chapel in Abbeydorney and Kilflynn Church will remain open until 10.00 p.m. for private adoration.
Good Friday (21st March): Today is a day of Fast & Abstinence 3.00 p.m. Commemoration of the Lord’s Passion in both Churches 7.30 p.m. Stations of the Cross in St. Bernard’s, Abbeydorney 7.30 p.m. Stations of the Cross in St. Mary’s, Kilflynn Confessions: After both Ceremonies
Easter Saturday: Confessions in Abbeydorney 12 noon – 1.00 p.m. Saturday 22nd March: Easter Vigil and Mass of the Resurrection – 7.30 p.m. in St Bernard’s Church Abbeydorney and 8.30 p.m. in St. Mary’s Church, Kilflynn Ceremony of Light and Renewal of Baptismal Promises
Easter Sunday: Mass at usual time: Kilflynn at 10.00 a.m.
Confessions in Abbeydorney Church on Wed. 19th at 7.30 p.m. and in St. Mary’s, Kilflynn at 8.15 p.m. visiting priests will be available.

SINN FEIN
The Sinn Féin Annual church gate collection will be held this week end, Saturday 22nd and Sunday and 23rd March in St Mary’s Church, Kilflynn and St. Bernard’s Church, Abbeydorney

RETREAT CENTRE
Ardfert Retreat Centre Open Day next Wednesday 19th March 3.00 p.m.- 8.00 p.m. Concluding with Taize prayer Around the Cross 8.00 p.m. – 9.00 p.m. Led by House Team and Youth 2000. Phone 7134276 for details.

THANKS
The Emigrant Services collection amounted to €786. Thanks to all who contributed and to those who took up the collection.

U-21 FOOTBALLERS
Kerry set up a date with Cork in the Cadburys U21 Munster championship next week when they defeated Limerick on Saturday 15th March. The game played in Austin Stack Park Tralee saw Kerry win with a score of 0-18 to 1-08. Trailing by two points O-07 to 1-06 at half time the team inspired by David Moran & Tommy Walsh ,who scored eight points in the half between them, went on to win with a score of 0-18 to 1-08.

KERRY HURLERS
The Kerry Senior Hurling team tested Kildare well on Sunday last when they travelled to play Kildare. This clinical performance was a credit to the team and management and puts Kerry jointly on top of Division 2 with 6 points. The final score was 4-13 to 0-11. The Crotta hurling club was Tom Cronin on the team, with Ian McCarthy came on as a sub. Matt Lynch was not considered due to his injury. The Senior Hurlers have a tough match at home on Sunday next when they play Mayo in Austin Stack Park at 2.30pm Mayo have always been a demanding test for Kerry in Hurling and we need to give the team the best support possible. So come to support our senior hurlers on Sunday in this vital game in Division 2A of The Allianz Hurling League. KERRY

FOOTBALLERS
The Kerry Senior Football team's result at the weekend was disappointing for everyone and no more so than for the players and management who put in a very strong performance in Mayo. The final score of 0-16 to 1-12 was a close call and we were just that point behind. The same level of work and commitment goes in from the management and players each week and I am confident they will be a force to be reckoned with when we meet Laois on the 5th April.

PRO MEETING
A meeting with all North Kerry Hurling Board Club Pros will be held on Wednesday 19th March, at Kerins O'Rahilly’s GAA Clubhouse at 8.30pm.


16th March
ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE on Sunday 16th March
Kilflynn St. Patrick's Day Parade will be held on Sunday 16th March after 10.a.m mass in St Mary‘s Church, Kilflynn. The Parade and Fancy Dress Parade will commence at 10.15 a.m. from Kilflynn National School. All those interested in Participating please assemble at the School at 10.00a.m

HAPPY ST. PATRICK'S DAY
FROM PARKER'S PUB

11th March
ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE
Due to the lack of interest by the community and poor response and attendance at the meeting on Thursday 6th March in St. Columbas Centre, Kilflynn. The committee have regretfully decided that there will be NO Kilflynn St. Patrick’s Day Parade or Fancy dress this year.

FUN TABLE QUIZ
Kilflynn National School Parents Association Annual Fun Quiz in Parker's Pub and Herbert's Bar on Holy Thursday 20th March at 9.30 p.m. Your support will be greatly appreciated.

NEW ARRIVAL
Warmest Congratulations are extended to Anne and Mark Hussey, Cappa, Kilflynn on the birth of their baby girl (8lbs 3ozs), at Kerry General Hospital on Monday 10th March, a baby Sister for Cillian.

INTERNET TRAINING FOR FARMERS
Members of the local farming community that would like to embrace modern technology and surf the Internet should take note that an Internet Training course especially for farmers is on the pipeline promoted by Teagasc, Kerry Education Services and North Kerry Together. For bookings call Hilary at 068-23429.

LIXNAW GOLF SOCIETY
The first outing of the year took place at Newcastle West Golf Club, Ardagh on Saturday last March 8th. The inclement weather made conditions very difficult but there was still some very good scoring.
Denny McCarthy who has recently returned from the sunnier climes of Australia was the impressive winner.
Results: 1. Denny McCarthy (13) 38 points; 2. Tom Lynch (22) 37 points; 3. Brendan Keane (20) 36 points; 4. Eddie Enright (22) 31 points; 5. Mick Devaney (15) 31 points; 6. Denis Fealy (20) 30 points;
Front Nine. Maurice Fahy (9) 18 points - on back six; Back Nine. John Carroll (14) 14 points - on back six; Guest. Ken Ryan (6) 36 points.
Reminder: John Molyneaux, an expert in the field, will give a talk on the rules of golf at the GAA Clubroom on Thursday night next March 13th at 8.30 p.m. sharp. It should be a very informative session and we should all avail of the opportunity to improve our knowledge of the rules.

The staff of A.I.B Tralee in Parker's Pub on Friday night 7th March

 

FEAST OF ST. PATRICK
Since the days of Holy Week have precedence, the feast of St. Patrick must be transferred. In order to keep close to the traditional day, Saturday 15th March has been chosen to celebrate the mass of St. Patrick.
Easter Sunday on 23rd March is the second earliest possible date. We have to go back to 1913 for the last occasion when St. Patrick’s Day fell on the Monday of Holy Week and it will not happen again until 2160.
Some of the older parishioners would remember 1940 when St. Patrick’s Day and Palm Sunday were the same day and people wore the Palm and the Shamrock going to mass. Because the feast is transferred this year, it is not a holy day of obligation.

ACTIVE RETIRED GROUP
A meeting for the group will be held in the Community Hall, Abbeydorney on Wednesday 12th March 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

FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE
Abbeydorney Kilflynn Family Resource Centre are currently recruiting for a Project Coordinator, job advert in Kerry’s Eye and Examiner or phone 061225711 for details.

HERBERTS BAR
Music in Herbert’s bar on Saturday night with Gene O’Sullivan and company, Music on Sunday evening, with Jesse James.

SYMPATHY
Sincere sympathy is extended to former Crotta and Kerry hurler Jim Breen, Causeway Village on the recent death of his wife Annamay Breen (nee O’Shea) also sympathy is extended to his daughter Elaine. May she rest in peace.

CROTTA LOTTO RESULTS
The Crotta Hurling Club lotto draw took place on Monday Night 10th March in Herbert’s bar, Kilflynn. The four numbers picked out of the drum by Independent Observer: John Howard, Leith were 3, 7, 8 and 13. 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: Jennifer Twomey, Crotta, Eric Quinlan, C/o Denny‘s, Tralee and Moss O‘Connor, Killerisk, Tralee.
The next draw take place in Parker’s Pub, Kilflynn on Monday Night 17th March with a €11,400 Jackpot. Tickets are available at €2 from Club tickets sellers or from Herbert's Bar, Parker's bar and at Daybreak Shop.

PARKER’S WEEKLY DARTS
Sixteen Darts players participated in The weekly Darts Double Tournament, in Parker’s Bar on Saturday night 8th March, Walter Parkinson and Mike Fealy defeated, Michelle Quirke and Declan Falvey. The weekly Darts Doubles Tournament will continue this Saturday night 15th March at 10.30 p.m. The winners will receive a leg of lamb.

IRISH NIGHT
An Irish night in aid of Chernobyl Children’s Project, Tralee will be held at A Day in Bog, Leam, Kilflynn on Friday 14th March at 9.00 p.m. Music by Sonny Egan and the Bogdale Ramblers. Tickets Price: €5.

CHURCH NEWS
Those Required for Church duties in St. Mary's Church Kilflynn are follows: Readers for: Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th March, Vigil: Tom O’Donoghue, Passion: John Flaherty, and Pauline Gleasure, Morning: Joe McAuliffe, Passion: Francis White and Catherine Caffrey. Eucharistic Ministers for Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th March, Vigil: Maureen McElligott, Morning: Mary Fuller. On Wednesday morning 12thMarch, Mass will be celebrated at 10.00 a.m. and on Friday 14th March mass will be celebrated at 6.30 p.m. Mass will be celebrated on Saturday evening at 6.30 p.m. And Mass will celebrated on Sunday morning at 10.00 a.m. for Mai Breen, Laccamore. Kilflynn Altar Society for March: Helen Kelly Fuller and Marie Egan. Exposition of The Blessed Sacrament:-Kilflynn; Mon. 4.00 p.m.–9.00 p.m.

THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN: The Seven local players that won North Kerry Minor Football A Championship and North Kerry Minor Hurling A Championship medals,at St Senan's Annual Social on Friday night 29th February in the Meadowlands Hotel, Tralee Back Row: Shane Nolan,Shane Mc Aulliffe, Jonathan Caffrey, Richard Nolan, and Eoin O’Sullivan
Front Row: Luke Ward and Sean Weir.
Photo by Maurice Whelan

KERRY HURLERS
The Kerry Senior hurlers picked up two valuable Allianz National Hurling League 2A points with a strong second-half display on Sunday 9th March at Woodmount, when their defeated Roscommon on a 2-11 to 0-09 score line.
Billy Brick opened the Kingdom’s account after 34 seconds, wind-assisted Roscommon made most of the first-half running with several players on target while the victors managed just two scores.
But Roscommon hopes of victory were rocked within 10 minutes of the restart, when Shane Brick and John Michael Dooley each scored goals.
The Crotta hurling was well represented on the Kerry team by Tom Cronin (Right Corner Back), and Matt Lynch and Ian McCarthy both came on as subs. Matt pulled his Hamstring during the game and will be out of action for a few weeks.
Kerry are away to Kildare on Sunday 16th March at 2.30pm in the next round of the league.

 

 

KERRY FOOTBALLERS
Allianz National Football League Div 1: Kerry is away to Mayo on Sunday 16th March at 2.30 p.m.

ABBEYDORNEY GAA FIELD DEVELOPMENT
Phase 1 of Abbeydorney GAA field development has been successfully completed with the installation of an all-weather sand carpet playing surface in 2007. Other work completed in 2007 was the sinking of a well, installation of an irrigation system, ducting for floodlights and the provision of an electrical feed to the machinery shed. Depending on pitch condition it may be opened for limited use around the end of 2008. Abbeydorney GAA once again wishes to thank Finbarr Roche and family for allowing us the use of the field adjacent to the Abbey for training etc.
Currently we are extending the machinery shed and completing turnstiles at pitch entrance. Phase 2 of our development work in 2008 will entail installing floodlights of match standard, the purchase of a generator to power the floodlights and the erection of spectator fencing around the pitch. Hopefully work on the floodlights will commence in April- May 2008.
Abbeydorney GAA have provisional grant approval of € 84,000 towards the floodlights. However estimated cost of floodlighting is €145,000 which leaves us with a shortfall of € 61,000 and consequently we have decided to run another NIGHT AT THE DOGS which will go ahead on 21st June 2008 (longest day of the year). Abbeydorney GAA will be grate full for all financial support and we wish to thank everybody who has supported our development work to date. Further details on the NIGHT AT THE DOGS fundraiser later.


4th March
PARKER’S WEEKLY DARTS
Sixteen Darts players participated in The weekly Darts Double Tournament, in Parker’s Bar on Saturday night 1st March, Phil Morris and Paud Twomey defeated, Mike Fealy and James Sheehan.
The weekly Darts Doubles Tournament will continue this Saturday night 8th March at 10.30 p.m. The winners will receive a leg of lamb.

ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE
Kilflynn St. Patrick’s Day Parade meeting will be held on Thursday 6th March in St. Columbas Centre, Kilflynn at 8.30 p.m.
Response is needed if the Kilflynn Parade is to go ahead. All Musicians, Organisations, School Kids Parents, Please attend this important meeting. Day and Time of the parade to be discussed at the meeting. All Ideas welcome.

LIXNAW GOLF SOCIETY
After the long winter break on course activities will recommence on Saturday next March 8th under the Captaincy of John Mc Auliffe. This year's first outing will be a singles stableford competition at Newcastlewest Golf Course, Ardagh. The tee is reserved from 10 a.m. until 11.45 a.m. and a big turn out is anticipated. Committee members will be in touch during the week to check on availability with a view to drawing up a timesheet. The presentation of prizes will take place at the Railway Bar on April 5th in conjunction with the presentation for the second outing, which will be held at Waterville. Membership cards and the fixtures list will be available on Saturday next and the annual membership fee will be collected.
An attractive away outing to Dundrum has been arranged for the weekend of 10th/11th May. Further details will be circulated shortly.

RAG MEETING
A rag meeting will be held on next Sunday 9th of March on the lands of Paudie Fuller in Kilflynn. There will be stakes ran for both dogs and bitches (4 stakes of 16 dogs). First brace in slips at 11.00. All entries at owner risk. Proceeds to Kerry Hospice.
Entries to: 087 1344050 or 087 1249754

HERBERTS BAR
Music next Sunday evening in Herbert’s bar, 7-9 p.m. with The flight of Earls.

CROTTA LOTTO RESULTS
The quest for a Jackpot winner continues in The Crotta Hurling Club lotto draw on Monday Night 3rd March in Parker’s Pub, Kilflynn. The four numbers picked out of the drum by Independent Observer: Thomas Walsh, Cappa, Kilflynn were 9, 14, 15 and 23. 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: Margaret Shanahan, O’Dorney, Adam O’Sullivan, Crotta Cross, and Sean Twomey, Crotta.
The next draw take place in Herbert‘s Bar, Kilflynn on Monday Night 10th March with a €11,300 Jackpot. Tickets are available at €2 from Club tickets sellers or from Herbert's Bar, Parker's bar and at Daybreak Shop.

ENGAGED: Geraldine Scanlon and Martin Dowd celebrating their Engagement in Parker's Pub on Friday night.

ENGAGEMENT
Congratulations and best wishes to Geraldine Scanlon, Knockmoyle, Tralee and Martin Dowd, Curravogh Tralee who got engaged recently. Every good wishes from all their friends.

SENIOR HURLING
Newly appointed Crotta Senior trainer Sean Heffernan from Adare, took up his new post at the week end with a training session in St. Senan’s Pitch, Mountcoal on Saturday evening. We wish Sean and the Crotta squad all the best for the season ahead.
Senior hurling training scheduled for 7.30pm on Wednesday 5th March in Mountcoal. Any players who can't make training is asked to contact Paul Shanahan 0879715781, so that the coach has an idea of numbers prior to the session. Players should make an extra effort to be there.

GOLF
Abbeydorney Golf Society travelled to Dooks Golf Club Glenbeigh on Saturday last for our first outing of the year. A total of 33 golfers braved the elements for a very testing day’s golf in the strong wind. It was great to see some new members take to the fairways and we look forward to their support throughout the year. Our thanks to Dooks Golf Club for the use of their excellent facilities.
The format was a 3 person team event and the results were as follows:
1st Denis Fealy Snr. (20) Brendan Keane (20) and Jim Gayson (20) 45pts;
2nd Tom O’ Mahoney (13) Fr Jack Fitzgerald (17) and Monty Falvey (21) 44pts;
3rd Gary Kavanagh (16) Jerome McCarthy (20) and Tom Dee (23) 44pts;
4th James McGrath (13) Mike Fuller (19) and Declan Falvey (22) 42 pts;
5th Sean Cunningham (16) Mike Leen (21) and Liam McCarthy (26) 41 pts.
The presentation of prizes was held over until after the next outing which will be to Newcastlewest Golf Club, Ardagh on April 19th with the tee reserved from 10:00 to 11:15.

CHURCH NEWS
Those Required for Church duties in St. Mary's Church Kilflynn are follows:
Readers for: Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th March, Vigil: Michael Neenan, Morning: Arlene Mahony. Eucharistic Ministers for Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th March, Vigil: Sheila Walsh, Morning: Jimmy Walsh.
On Wednesday morning 5th March, Mass will be celebrated at 10.00 a.m. and on Friday 7th March at 7.00 p.m. mass will be celebrated for the First Friday and Mass will be celebrated on Saturday evening at 6.30 p.m. for Nellie Neenan, Crotta and Mass will celebrated on Sunday morning at 10.00 a.m..
Kilflynn Altar Society for March: Helen Kelly Fuller and Marie Egan.
Exposition of The Blessed Sacrament:-Kilflynn; Mon. 4.00 p.m.–9.00 p.m.
Emigrant Services Special collection next weekend 8th/9th March.
Parish Debt on the 31st December 2007 was €30,147. During the year the debt was reduced by €60,000. This reduction was greatly aided by the Tax Refund.
Many thanks to all who contributed to the Envelope and Offertory collections and to those who completed the Tax Claim Forms… The total contribution through the envelope collection was €75,294 for the year.

CROTTA BALL WALL
The Ball Wall Committee are doing a sales blitz on the lottery for the month of March 2008. This will start on 4th March and end on 31st March. A number of terms have been agreed between the two committees and extra money received above the gross average sale of the previous 3 weeks will be transferred to the Ball Account at the end of the fourth week.
We are urging parents of all underage hurlers in the club to get involved in selling lottery tickets. If every family sold an average of 5 tickets per week it would greatly help. Tickets are €2 and we would advise all sellers to read the lottery rules printed on the tickets. All tickets must be handed in by the following Monday i.e. tickets sold week commencing 4th March must be handed in by 9am Monday March 10th. Tickets can be handed in to Jerome O'Sullivan, Parkers Bar, Herbert’s Bar and The Halfway Bar.
The Ball Wall Committee would like to thank the Lottery Committee for kindly agreeing to give a percentage of the ticket money towards the Ball Wall Development. At the time of going to press the Jackpot is €11,200. If not won on Monday 3rd March it will be €11,300. We do not want sellers to go door to door selling tickets. We would advise sellers to ask casual acquaintances, friends, work colleagues, relatives outside the local club area. It’s just for one month and the jackpot is well worth winning.
BALL WALL UPDATE: Planning permission has been applied for and an application to the National Lottery will be made. A submission to Seamus Brennan for a grant will also be made shortly. A sizeable amount of money is in the account at present but more funding is needed. We will keep you updated. Finally to again appeal to all parents to make a genuine effort in selling tickets which will benefit our children in the long run. GAA

PRESIDENTS AWARDS
The winners of the 2008 GAA President’s Awards, which acknowledge the achievements and commitment of individuals throughout the Association, were announced recently. The Awards were first presented in 2004 and among the winners are former players, coaches and officials from across the country who have contributed extensively to the GAA as well as to Handball, Ladies Football, Rounders and Camogie.
One of this years award winners is Ballyrehan native Brendan Falvey. Brendan is member of the Ballymacelligott Handball Club, he is the currant County Handball P.R.O, and he has helped to bring handball in Kerry to the fore. Congratulations Brendan.
The Award winners will be honoured at a Banquet in Croke Park after the AIB All-Ireland Club Finals on Monday March 17th at 5.30pm. Austin stacks grounds man Vincent Linnane from the Ladies Walk club, and Galway native Mick Fitzgerald will also received Their 2008 President’s Award. Mick is the most successful manager in the history of Ladies Football and having steered Kerry to a famous nine in a row he entered the Ladies GAA Hall of Fame (2004).

KERRY FOOTBALLERS
Allianz National Football League (rd3) Kerry 0-10 Derry 0-9 in Fitzgerald Stadium Killarney, on Sunday 2nd March.

TEAGASC
Internet Training for farmers, courses delivered by Teagasc, Kerry Education Services and North Kerry Together. To book your place call Hilary on 068 23429

CYSTIC FIBROSIS
A charity walk in aid of Cystic Fibrosis Ireland will take place in India from September 27th to October 8th 2008. Each participant must raise €4,000 for Cystic Fibrosis Ireland prior to departure. Enquiries to 087 2353319.

 


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IRISH GRAND NATIONAL 2008
Parker’s Pub Results:

Hear The Echo 33/1
1st Prize: €70: Mike Fitzmaurice, Tubrid, Ardfert.
Royal County Star 6/1f
2nd Prize: €35: Michael Barry, Clounsillagh, Lixnaw.
Notre Pere 12/1
3rd Prize: €15: Geraldine Behan, Muckenaugh, Lixnaw.
  A New Story
4th Prize: €5: Jerm Nolan, Crotta Cross.
Newbay Prop
5th Prize: €5: Cillian Hussey, Cappa, Kilflynn.

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Hear The Echo 33/1

1st Prize: €70: Brendan Twomey, Crotta Cross.
Royal County Star 6/1f
2nd Prize: €35: Sean Twomey, Garrynagore, Lixnaw.
Notre Pere 12/1
3rd Prize: €15: Aoife Behan, Muckenaugh, Lixnaw.
A New Story
4th Prize: €5: John Barry, Tullig, Kilflynn.
Newbay Prop
5th Prize: €5: Gerry Fuller, Kilflynn.

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