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OCTOBER 2012

31st October 2012

HURLING/SHINTY:
Massive Congratulations and Well Done to Crotta and Kerry Hurler Shane Nolan who Captained The Ireland Hurling/Shinty Under 21 Team to Victory on Friday night 26th October against Scotland, by 3-08 to 2-09 under lights in the St Joseph’s-Doora Barefield club in Ennis. It was a Fantastic achievement and honour for Shane and his Club and County.
For the record the victories Irish U-21 Panel was: Ronan McAteer Monaghan, Conor Corvan Armagh,Kevin Downes Limerick, Patrick Flynn Laois, Tony Kelly Clare, Niall Kilroy Roscommon, James King Armagh, Seadna Morey Clare, Stephen Morris Meath, Conal Morgan Antrim, Shane Nolan (Captain) Kerry, Niall O’Brien Westmeath, Paul O’Grady Mayo, Morgan Quinn Leitrim, Jamie Ryan Galway, James Toher Meath, Nathan Unwin Laois and Ollie Walsh Kilkenny

FASHION SHOW:
St Teresa’s National School, Kilflynn will hold a Fashion Show Fundraiser (in aid of the Astro-Turf pitch) in the Meadowlands Hotel, Tralee on Friday night 23rd November at 7.30p.m. Tickets are €20 each or 2 for €30. Prize of €150 voucher from Jasmine Boutique for the Best Dressed Lady. Tickets are very limited! To secure tickets please text your name and number of tickets to the School mobile 087-1846918 or email knschool@gmail.com

UNDER 21 FINAL:
Best of luck to the Abbeydorney/ O’Neills Crotta under 21 hurling squad and their mentors who contest the County U-21 Championship final against Causeway on Saturday 3rd November at 3:00 p.m. in Austin Stack Park, Tralee.

MASCOTS:
St Teresa’s National School, Kilflynn would be very grateful if you could help them by collecting the Mighty Mikey tokens from Lee Strand Milk. They can be given to any parent or dropped into the school, This promotion is running from now until December. All help is greatly appreciated.

ERNST AND YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR:
Congratulations and well done to Dr Edmond Harty of Dairymaster, Causeway was named Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year.
The founder of Dairymaster was presented with the accolade by the President Michael D Higgins at a ceremony in Dublin Thursday night. Headquartered in Causeway, Dairymaster develops and manufactures dairy farm equipment, and also has operations in the UK and the US, employing 220 people internationally. The company has customers in 40 countries, and Dr Harty says they plan to grow this further in the future.

CROTTA LOTTO RESULTS:
The four numbers picked out of the drum by Independent Observer, Cliona Kelly, Galway for the weekly Crotta Hurling Club Lotto draw were: 7,17,19 and 25 at Herbert’s, Kilflynn on Monday night 29th October, with a Jackpot of 2,400. 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: Orna Laide, Mahon, Blackrock, Cork, T,J O’Sullivan, Kilflynn and Mary Long, Abbeydorney The next draw will take place in Parker’s Pub, Kilflynn on Monday night 5th November with a Jackpot of 2,500. Tickets are available at 2 Euro each or 3 for 5 euro from Club tickets sellers or from Herbert's Bar & Shop, Kilflynn, Parker's Pub, Kilflynn, An Siopa, Kilflynn, Kilflynn Post Offices, Foleys Shop, Lixnaw J.J Walsh’s Bar, Lixnaw, Quilter's Bar, Lixnaw and from The Half Way Bar, Glenoe, Listowel, you can also play on the Crotta lotto on line now, check out www.crottagaa.ie or www.locallotto.ie.

AWARDS NIGHT:
The North Kerry Hurling Board Awards Night will be held on Friday, 30th November in Ballyroe Heights Hotel.

CROTTA COISTE NA NOG NEWS:
Our U12 team took part in an U12 Blitz to finish off a great year for the lads. They played Abbbeydorney, Causeway and Kilgarvan on Sunday 28th October in Abbeydorney. A very young panel who mostly U11 did very well winning one match and losing two. The panel was as follows: Cillian Trant, Aodhan Behan, Eamonn Rohan, Jack Kevin McKenna, Tomas Dillon, David O'Connell, Declan O'Donoghue, Aodhan McKenna, Daniel O'Rourke, Pairic Shanahan, Sean Murnane and Darragh Murnane.
Crotta U14 hurlers came up short in the North Kerry Championship “A” Final replay against Ardfert. The first half was even enough but the loss of full back Dylan McElligott was a huge blow to Crotta. We wish Dylan a full recovery and hope to see him in the Club colours again very soon. Well done to all the Panel who very nearly caused an upset the first day.

GRADUATIONS
Congratulations and Best wishes to the local students who were among the students at Institute of Technology, Tralee Autumn Conferring held in the Conference Centre of the Brandon hotel, on Friday 26th October, also Congrats and best wishes to local students who graduated in other colleges recently. Every Success to them for the Future.

RAMBLING HOUSE:
The Rambling House is Back on Friday Night 2 November at 9pm in Sheehans Thatched House Finuge, Musician's Singers Story Telling most welcome. Light Refreshment Served
ST. MARY'S CHURCH NEWS:
Mass for the dead of November List, & 1st Friday will be celebrated on Friday night 2nd November at 7.00 p.m. Mass will be celebrated on Saturday 3rd November at 6.30 p.m. for Ned Joe and Mary Leen, Cappa, Kilflynn and on Sunday morning, 4th November, Mass will be celebrated at 10.00 a.m. for John O’Sullivan, Knockbrack, Kilflynn. Eucharistic Ministers: Vigil, Saturday: Maureen McElligott, Sunday morning: Michael Nicholson. Readers: Vigil, Saturday evening: Helen Condon. Sunday Morning: Nuala Bowler. Exposition of The Blessed Sacrament:-Kilflynn: Monday 6.00 p.m. - 9.00p.m. To book masses, baptisms etc please phone 066 7135146

ECDL
courses for adults will be commencing at St. Michael's College, Listowel in early November. An information leaflet and application form is available by emailing ecdl.smc@gmail.com, or from our website http://www.stmichaelscollege.ie/, or by phoning the office at 068-21049.

WEDDING BELLS:
Heartiest congratulations and best wishes goes to Antoinette O‘Connell, daughter of Bridie and Michael O‘Connell, Rae, Kilflynn and Sean Twomey son of Mary and Paudie Twomey, Garrynagore, Lixnaw, who were married in St. Mary’s Church, Kilflynn on Friday 26th October. The beautiful ceremony was performed by Fr. Denis O’Mahony, Abbeydorney P.P. The Best man was John Mahony and The Bridesmaid was Katie O’Connell. Pages boys were: Dylan Barry O’Connell, Cathal O’Connell Russell, Tom Quilter and Jamie Twomey. Flower Girls were: Emma Hussey, Kate O’Keeffe, Clodagh Brady and Emily Moloney. The wedding reception was held in Ballyseede Castle Hotel, Tralee. A great day and night, was had by all in attendance. The couple will reside in Lower Tullig, Kilflynn. We wish Antoinette and Sean many happy years of married life together.

DARTS:
Mike Fealy and John Leahy defeated Paud Twomey and Paddy Weir in the weekly darts tournament final in Parkers snug bar, Kilflynn on Saturday night, 27th October. The next darts doubles tournament takes place on Saturday night 3rd November at 10.30 p.m. in Parkers lounge Bar. Names MUST be in for 10.15 p.m. NO Names after this Time. First game of the Tournament must start at 10.30p.m. Sharp.

TEACH IOSAGAIN RATHMORE:
Christmas Craft & Food Fair , will take place on Sunday 9th Decamber 2012, 12-5pm. Stalls, & stands all welcome . book now contact Kristine Sheahan, 0647761000.

BALLYDUFF COMMUNITY CENTRE CRAFT FAIR:
A Christmas Craft Fair will be held in the Ballyduff Community Centre on Sunday November 11th 2012 from 11am-5pm. All Proceeds from this event will go to the centre.
To Book a table please contact Betty Guerin (087)6403152, Marie Williams (087)2424508 or Eilish O Callaghan (085)7164863. Admission to the fair on the day is FREE.

TABLE QUIZ:
Please come along and support table quiz in aid of the Irish Cancer Society and the Irish Red Cross on Friday 16th November in the Imperial Hotel Tralee. Start time 8.30pm and a table of 4 is €25.


23th October 2012

HURLING/SHINTY:
Crotta and Kerry hurler, Shane Nolan has the honour of captaining the Irish Under 21 team in the annual Hurling/Shinty International Series involving Ireland and Scotland, on Friday October 26th at 7pm under lights in the St Joseph’s-Doora Barefield club in Ennis. The Irish U21 team will be managed by Gregory O’Kane (Antirm) and Jeffrey Lynskey (Galway). We wish Shane and his Irish team mates all the best.

The Abbeydorney/Crotta U-21 panel who qualified for the County U-21 Championship final, when they had a 1-15 to 0-17 victory a gallant Kilgarvan/Kenmare side in the County U-21 Championship semi final after Extra Time on Saturday 20th October, in Fitzgerald Stadium, Killarney.

CROTTA LOTTO RESULTS:
The four numbers picked out of the drum by Independent Observer, Johnny Hannon, Glenballyma, Kilflynn for the weekly Crotta Hurling Club Lotto draw were: 7,11,26 and 27 at Parker’s Pub, Kilflynn on Monday night 22nd October, with a Jackpot of 2,300. 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: David and Jack Power, Abbeydorney, Kate O' Keeffe, Gortatlea and Kathleen Galvin, Crotta. Kathleen purchased her lucky ticket on www.locallotto.ie.The next draw will take place in Herbert‘s Bar, Kilflynn on Monday night 29th October with a Jackpot of 2,400. Tickets are available at 2 Euro each or 3 for 5 euro from Club tickets sellers or from Herbert's Bar & Shop, Kilflynn, Parker's Pub, Kilflynn, An Siopa, Kilflynn, Kilflynn Post Offices, Foleys Shop, Lixnaw J.J Walsh’s Bar, Lixnaw, Quilter's Bar, Lixnaw and from The Half Way Bar, Glenoe, Listowel, you can also play on the Crotta lotto on line now, check out www.crottagaa.ie or www.locallotto.ie.

INTERMEDIATE FOOTBALL FINAL:
On behalf of the community, We would like to take this opportunity to wish Crotta Senior Captain Mike Lynch and his Finuge team mates all the best of luck, when they take on Spa (Killarney) in the Castleisland Mart Intermediate Final on Sunday 28th October in Austin Stacks Park, Tralee.

Christina Hickey of All Seasons Florist in Kilflynn, pictured with journalist/columnist with the Irish Sunday newspaper and former Miss Ireland, Amanda Brunker, at The Autumn Wedding Experience held in The Earl of Desmond hotel on Sunday 14th October.

WEDDING BELLS:
Heartiest congratulations and best wishes to Matthew Barry, son of Bobs and Michael Barry, Clounsillagh, Lixnaw and Sara Ross, daughter of Sheila and Alan Ross, Newcastle upon Tyne, U.K. who were married in Michael’s Church, Lixnaw on Saturday 20th October. The beautiful ceremony was performed by Fr. Maurice Brick, Lixnaw. The Best men were Patrick O’Connell and Thomas McElligott and Groomsmen were Mikie Barry and P.J Barry, The Bridesmaids were Jessica Ross, Katie-Jane Newnham, Katie Allen and Frances Shalfrooshan. Family and friends travelled from near and far for the wedding and attended the wedding ceremony and afterwards the wedding reception, which was held in Ballyseede Castle Hotel. A great day and night, was had by all in attendance. The couple will reside in Newcastle upon Tyne, U.K. We wish Matthew and Sara many happy years of married life together.
DARTS:
Mike Fealy and Paud Twomey defeated John Leahy and Danny Caffrey in the weekly darts tournament final in Parkers lounge bar, Kilflynn on Saturday night, 20th October. The next darts doubles tournament takes place on Saturday night 27th October at 10.30 p.m. in Parkers snug Bar. Names MUST be in for 10.15 p.m. NO Names after this Time. First game of the Tournament must start at 10.30p.m. Sharp.

HERBERT’S BAR:
Live music next Sunday evening 28th of Oct with Claddagh

DANCING CLASSES
The Kilflynn Dancing Group will continue their dancing classes every Monday night at 9.00 p.m. in St. Columbas Centre, Kilflynn. All welcome.

KINGDOM HOTROD CLUB:
The Kingdom Hotrod club will be Hotrod racing on the Kilflynn raceway on Sunday next 28th October at 12:30pm. We will also be introducing "The Hotrod Experience", where anyone over the age of 14 can arrive and drive a fully built Hotrod car around the Kilflynn circuit for €40 ( some terms and conditions will apply). All are welcome for a great family day out. For more info. Contact John at 087-7628289

WEDDING BELLS IN ROME
Heartiest Congratulations and best wishes to Jody Hannon, Laccamore Kilflynn and Helena Gleeson Lyrecrompane, who were married in Rome on Saturday 20th October. We wishes them both a long and happy life together.

ST. MARY'S CHURCH NEWS:
Mass will be celebrated on Saturday 27th October at 6.30 p.m. and on Sunday morning, 28th October, Mass will be celebrated at 10.00 a.m. for Teresa Breen, Knocknaska, Kilflynn. Eucharistic Ministers: Vigil, Saturday: Joan Hussey, Sunday morning: Teresa Power. Readers: Vigil, Saturday evening: Patricia McElligott. Sunday Morning: Arlene Mahony. Exposition of The Blessed Sacrament:-Kilflynn: Monday 6.00 p.m. - 9.00p.m. To book masses, baptisms etc please phone 066 7135146. Kilflynn Altar Society for October: Maureen Weir and Brenda Condon.

SYMPATHIES:
On behalf of the Community we offer our sincere sympathies is extended to the family and friends of the late Josephine Buckley, (née O'Connell) of Burnfort, Mallow, Cork Also sincere sympathies is extended to the family and friends of the late Cathal Bookey of Ferry Road, Ballyduff. May they Rest in Peace.

Cyril Lynch, Brian Riordan, Brendan Culhane and Matthew Barry (Groom) enjoying the craic at the wedding reception of Sara Ross and Matthew Barry in Ballyseede Castle Hotel, Tralee, on Saturday 20th October.

ECDL
courses for adults will be commencing at St. Michael's College, Listowel in early November. An information leaflet and application form is available by emailing ecdl.smc@gmail.com, or from our website http://www.stmichaelscollege.ie/, or by phoning the office at 068-21049.

BAG PACKING
NG:Crotta Coiste na nOg will hold a bag packing weekend on Friday 26th and Saturday 27th of October in Dunnes Stores, North Circular Road, Tralee. As this is a two day backing packing it will require all parents of our under team's to give a helping hand, so please show your support to this fundraiser.
OPEN NIGHT:
Causeway Comprehensive School will hold a open night on Thursday 25th October, at 6.00 p.m. to 9.00 p.m. Guided tours of school from 6.00 p.m. Information Session in Sports hall at 7.30 p.m.
U-21 HURLERS :
The Abbeydorney/Crotta U-21 hurlers qualified for the County U-21 Championship final, when they had a 1-15 to 0-17 victory a gallant Kilgarvan/Kenmare side in the County U-21 Championship semi final, After Extra Time on Saturday 20th October, in Fitzgerald Stadium, Killarney.
The Crotta hurling club was well represented on the Abbeydorney/Crotta panel: Tom B McElligott (cornerback),Tom Qullie (wing back), Darragh McAuliffe (wing forward), Sean Weir (Centre Field), Shane Nolan (Full forward) scoring (1-12), and Ray O'Connell (Sub), Denis County (Sub) and Padraig O’Leary (Sub).Well done to the Abbeydorney/Crotta panel and their mentors. Abbeydorney/Crotta now play Causeway in the County final.

The Crotta Hurling club Lotto Jackpot winner, Patrick O’Halloran, Kilflynn Village receiving his big cheque of €8,800 from Crotta Finance Chairman John O’Flaherty at Parker‘s Pub, Kilflynn on Monday night 8th October.

CUMMANN NA MBUNSCOIL FOOTBALL:
Kilflynn National School have qualified for the St Brendans Board Area Football Final for a third year in a row following a nine point victory over Glenderry National School (Ballyheigue) on Wednesday 17th October in Ballyheigue. Kilflynn's campaign started off with a defeat by Abbeydorney in their first match three weeks ago. Last week they played Fenit NS and had a comfortable win. Finishing second in the Group set up a semi final date with Glenderry last Wednesday. Conditions for the game were far from ideal. Underfoot conditions were not good and the presence of a swirling wind made kicking difficult. Glenderry started the brighter but a resolute Kilflynn defence matched everything that was thrown at them. Darragh Murnane opened the scoring with a fine point from play. This was soon followed by a point from top scorer on the day Daniel O'Rourke. Darragh O'Donoghue then won possession at midfield and his long delivery was gathered by Declan O'Donoghue, and his quick fisted pass found Sean Murnane who scored a great goal. Another fine move started again at midfield, where the ever lively James Sheehan ran at the Glenderry defence before releasing Daniel O'Rourke who finished clinically for Kilflynn's second goal. Glenderry then hit a purple patch and scored three points on the trot. Only some brave Goalkeeping from Aodhan McKenna and great defensive work by Eamonn Rohan and Daniel Quirke stopped Glenderry from scoring the goal they badly needed. Backed by the wind Kilflynn steadily took control again and scored a goal(James Sheehan) and a point from play by Sean Murnane. Half time Kilflynn NS 3-03 Glenderry NS 0-04. Glenderry had a lot of possession at the start of the second half but failed to convert that into scores. Darragh O'Donoghue and Sinead Coleman took over at midfield midway through the second half and this enabled Kilflynn to score four second half points.Darragh O'Donoghue and Daniel O'Rourke scored a brace of points each to put Kilflynn twelve in front but a consolation goal from a free by Glenderry left the Full time result Kilflynn NS 3-07 Glenderry NS 1-04. All players played their part in difficult conditions. We wish Aodhan McKenna a speedy recovery from an injury he picked up in the first half. Panel as follows: Aodhan McKenna, Eamonn Rohan, DanielQuirke, Ryan McElligott, James Sheehan (1-00),Darragh O'Donoghue (0-02), Sinead Coleman, Darragh Murnane (0-01),Sean Murnane (1-01),Daniel O'Rourke(1-03) Declan O'Donoghue, Jack Kevin McKenna, Eoin Relihan, Denis Nolan, Tadhg McKenna, Cillian Baker and Parker Sutton McLemore.

TINTEAN THEATRE:
On Sunday October 28th the Tintéan Theatre Ballybunion will host a Buy, Swap Sell Event from 2pm-6pm. A large variety of goods will be available for sale.
Children can have free entry to the Muppets film in the Auditorium while parents browse
the stalls. Come Along and pick up a bargain before Christmas.

Sara Ross, Newcastle upon Tyne, U.K. and Matthew Barry, Clounsillagh, Lixnaw pictured at their wedding reception, which was held in Ballyseede Castle Hotel on Saturday 20th October.

BALLYDUFF COMMUNITY CENTRE CRAFT FAIR:
A Christmas Craft Fair will be held in the Ballyduff Community Centre on Sunday November 11th 2012 from 11am-5pm. All Proceeds from this event will go to the centre.
To Book a table please contact Betty Guerin (087)6403152, Marie Williams (087)2424508 or Eilish O Callaghan (085)7164863. Admission to the fair on the day is FREE.


17th October 2012

The Crotta U8 hurlers who played a Challenge game against Na Gaeil on Friday evening 12th October in the Institute of Technology Tralee Astro turf pitch.

CUMANN NA MBUNSCOL
Kilflynn National School football team play two games in the last few weeks in the Cumann na mBunscol competition and were defeated by Abbeydorney N.S and had a victory Fenit N.S, Kilflynn N.S will play Glenderry N.S in the semi final this week. All the best to the team and their mentors.

ST SENAN’S U-13 FOOTBALLERS
Congratulations and Well done to Senan’s Under 13 footballers who captured the Tommy Madden U13 Championship title against Listowel Emmets on Sunday 14th October on the score line of 3-06 to 1-07. The Final was played in Coolard, with a great crowd in attendance. This was St Senans three in a row.

CAMOGIE
Clanmaurice Camogie Club will play Truagh/Clonlara of Co.Clare in the Munster Junior Championship Semi Final on Saturday next the 20th October in the Ballyheigue Gaa grounds at 1pm.Come along and Support the Girls.

SYMPATHIES
On behalf of the Community we offer our sincere sympathies is extended to the family and friends of the late Michael Lynch, Knocknacurra, Lyreacrompane, Listowel Also sincere sympathies is extended to the family and friends of the late Nora Horgan, (née Nealon) of Beenreigh, Abbeydorney. May they Rest in Peace.

The dedicated Bikers and organizers pictured in Kilflynn village who participated in a Poker Run on Saturday 6th October in aid of ' Lets Help Glen Walk' Fund.

CLUB MEETING
Crotta Bord na nOg will have a meeting on Thursday night 18th October at 8pm in the club rooms Dromakee. As we have a bag pack on the weekend of 26th and 27th October all members are ask to attend.
A Tribute to Dan Shanahan
THE Crotta Hurling club was saddened to recently lose one of it's heroes from bygone days who was also one of it's most loyal supporters. Yes, with the death of Dan “the Nag Shanahan “from Irrebeg Lixnaw in his 91st year ,the club has lost another link with the teams of the late 40's and early 50's.
A talented and free scoring forward he made a huge contribution to the club's successes and was the proud possessor of 4 County Senior Championship medals in 1945,1947,50 and 51. He also collected a minor championship medal with the Pearses (A Crotta /Lixnaw /Ballyduff combination )in 1938. After the 1951 success, like some of his colleagues his departure from the area left a huge void and this was reflected in the club's lack of success in the following years.
Dan was born in Irrebeg in close proximity to the Lixnaw club but his loyalty to Crotta was total and never waned even in his later years. Dan carved out a very successful career for himself in the motor trade in Dublin, but he always kept in constant communication with his old colleagues in the area. Dan took a particular pride in being associated with the Crotta club and was delighted to attend county finals when the red and green brigade were involved. Sadly, in later years failing health did not allow him to make the trip.
While on visits home he loved to reminisce with Billy Stack or with Monty Mc’Elligott or other former colleagues about training in Stack's field or the bus trips to Kilgarvan or Kenmare which often involved plenty of adventure.
With the passing of time and generations the contributions of former players is often forgotten or minimised but these were the men who gave the club such a proud history and tradition and something for upcoming generations to aspire to, No doubt the present underage groups will uphold that tradition. Dan was predeceased by his wife Kathleen (nee O'Sullivan) of the Spa.
May we offer our most heartfelt condolences to his sons John ,Tom and daughter Margaret, nephews and extended family and large circle of friends. May he rest in peace.

BAG PACKING
Crotta Coiste na nOg will hold a bag packing weekend on Friday 26th and Saturday 27th of October in Dunnes Stores, North Circular Road, Tralee. As this is a two day backing packing it will require all parents of our under team's to give a helping hand, so please show your support to this fundraiser. A meeting will be on Thursday night 18th October at 8pm in the club rooms Dromakee, Kilflynn to organise this event.

OPEN NIGHT
Causeway Comprehensive School will hold a open night on Thursday 25th October, at 600 p.m. to 9.00 p.m. Guided tours of school from 6.00 p.m. Information Session in Sports hall at 7.30 p.m.

Andrew Gleasure, son of Lorna and the late Adam Gleasure, Tullig, Kilflynn and Lydia Asante, daughter of Amos and Esther Asante, Cape Coast, Ghana where married in Belfast Castle on Thursday 4th October.

WEDDING BELLS
The wedding took place in Belfast Castle on Thursday 4th October of Andrew, eldest son of Lorna and the late Adam Gleasure, Tullig, Kilflynn to Lydia, daughter of Amos and Esther Asante of Cape Coast, Ghana. Heartiest congratulations and best wishes to Andrew and Lydia, and we wish them many happy years of married life together.

HURLING/SHINTY
Crotta and Kerry hurler, Shane Nolan has the honour of captaining the Irish Under 21 team in the annual Hurling/Shinty International Series involving Ireland and Scotland, on Friday October 26th at 7pm under lights in the St Joseph’s-Doora Barefield club in Ennis. The Irish U21 team will be managed by Gregory O’Kane (Antirm) and Jeffrey Lynskey (Galway), We wish Shane and his team all the best.

CROTTA LOTTO RESULTS
The four numbers picked out of the drum by Independent Observer, Michael Barry, Clounsillagh, Lixnaw for the weekly Crotta Hurling Club Lotto draw were: 10,12,17 and 21 at Herbert’s Bar, Kilflynn on Monday night 15th October, with a Jackpot of 2,200. 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: Shane Herbert, Castletown, Kilflynn, Pat Herbert, Castletown, Kilflynn and Alan Ross, Newcastle upon Tyne, U.K. The next draw will take place in Parker‘s Pub, Kilflynn on Monday 22nd October with a Jackpot of 2,300. Tickets are available at 2 Euro each or 3 for 5 euro from Club tickets sellers or from Herbert's Bar & Shop, Kilflynn, Parker's Pub, Kilflynn, An Siopa, Kilflynn, Kilflynn Post Offices, Foleys Shop, Lixnaw J.J Walsh’s Bar, Lixnaw, Quilter's Bar, Lixnaw and from The Half Way Bar, Glenoe, Listowel, you can also play on the Crotta lotto on line now, check out www.crottagaa.ie or www.locallotto.ie.

DARTS
Mike Conway and Paud Twomey defeated Richard Parkinson and Declan Falvey in the weekly darts tournament final in Parkers lounge bar, Kilflynn on Saturday night, 13th October. The next darts doubles tournament takes place on Saturday night 20th October at 10.30 pm. in Parkers lounge Bar. Names MUST be in for 10.15 p.m. NO Names after this Time. First game of the Tournament must start at 10.30p.m. Sharp.

DANCING CLASSES
The Kilflynn Dancing Group will continue their dancing classes every Monday night at 9.00 p.m. in St. Columbas Centre, Kilflynn. All welcome.

ST. MARY'S CHURCH NEWS
Mass will be celebrated on Saturday 20th October at 6.30 p.m. for Denis Lynch, Clounafineela, Kilflynn and on Sunday morning, 21st October, Mass will be celebrated at 10.00 a.m. Eucharistic Ministers: Vigil, Saturday: Noreen Quilter, Sunday morning: Mary Neenan. Readers: Vigil, Saturday evening: Bridget O‘Connell. Sunday Morning: Mary McKenna. Exposition of The Blessed Sacrament:-Kilflynn: Monday 6.00 p.m. - 9.00p.m To book masses, baptisms etc please phone 066 7135146. Kilflynn Altar Society for October: Maureen Weir and Brenda Condon.

CONGRATULATIONS
Congrats to Ballyduff on wining The County Senior Championship, also Congrats to Lixnaw Minor hurlers who captured the County Minor hurling Title.

The victorious Crotta Under 10 panel pictured with their mentors after they won The North Kerry Under 10 Hurling blitz (Group two) on Saturday morning 6th October in Abbeydorney Sportsfield.
Back L to R: Francis Keane (Mentor) J.P Hickey (Mentor) and Crotta Coiste na nOg Chairman, Sonny Egan.
Middle Row L to R: Aodhan, Behan, Darragh Keane, Tomas Dillon, Denis Nolan, Eoin Relihan, Mark Sheehan, Tom Nolan (Mentor) Donnacha Sayers, Sean McGrath and Neil Heaton (Mentor).
Front Row L to R: Amy O’Sullivan, Rory Mahony, Aaron McElligott, Daniel Mc Kenna, Darragh O’Braoin, Gavin Parker, Tadgh McKenna, Niall Heaton and Oisin Heaton. Photo: Mike Parker.

NORTH KERRY UNDER 10 HURLING BLITZ
The North Kerry Under 10 Hurling blitz finally got under way on Saturday morning 6th October, having been postponed three times due to the inclement weather conditions, a bereavement and the county community games, and we were blessed with the good weather which we got on Saturday, Crotta were supposed to play three games but Na Gaeil were unable to attend, Crotta played Kilmoyley and Lixnaw, in their first game, they drew with Kilmoyley 3-01 apiece in a exciting and entertaining tie, in their next game, Crotta had a 1-05 to 0-01 victory our neighbours, and Crotta captured the North Kerry Under 10 Hurling Group two section. The Crotta U10 Panel that won the Blitz were: Niall Heaton, Donnacha Sayers, Aodhan, Behan, Tomas Dillon, Denis Nolan, Sean McGrath, Amy O’Sullivan, Rory Mahony, Tadgh McKenna, Darragh Keane, Eoin Relihan, Gavin Parker, Darragh O’Braoin, Daniel Mc Kenna, Aaron McElligott and Mark Sheehan. The victories panel will receive medals at a late date.
Congratulations and well done to the Crotta panel and their mentors J.P Hickey, Francis Keane, Neil Heaton and Tom Nolan who looked after them well during the year. Thanks to the Abbeydorney Club for their hospitality throughout the day, and to Mike Leahy co-ordinator for this competition .

U-14 HURLING FINAL REPLAY
Crotta and Ardfert U14 hurlers will play in the replay of the North Kerry Championship U14 “A” Final on Sunday 21st October in Abbeydorney at 11.30 a.m. Best of luck to the lads in green and red and their mentors. We all looking forward to another entertaining and exciting game.

U-21 HURLERS
The Abbeydorney/Crotta hurlers will play Kilgarvan/Kenmare in the County U-21 Championship semi final, on Saturday 20th October, at 4 00 p.m in Fitzgerald Stadium, Killarney. Best of luck to the
Abbeydorney/Crotta panel and their mentors.

GOLF
Lixnaw Golf Society travelled to Dooks Golf Club last Saturday where James Connor came out on top with a score of 35pts, 2nd was M Fahy with 34pts,3rd was N Sullivan with 30pts,4th was M Fuller with 29pts.The front 9 was won by P.J Mc Auliffe with 18pts and the back 9 was won by M.Kelliher with 14pts.The final outing of the year will be held at Tralee Golf Club on November 3rd, the 1st tee is reserved from 10am till 11am.

SOCCER
Kilflynn Santos F.C will play Na Fianna F.C on Sunday 21st October in Mounthawk Park, Tralee, at 4.30 p.m. in the Denny Div 2 B league.

NOTES
Once again I issue a reminder to anybody wishing to submit any items of interest that you wish to highlight or advertise through these notes. These notes are for the benefit of everybody in Kilflynn and indeed neighbouring parishes but in particular it is to keep our vast amount of people in other parts of the world informed as to what is going on here at home. I invite anybody that has any item of information or notices they wish to advertise to please contact me with same. While I am kept up to speed with several matters of interest in the community by several good people I would still love to hear from anybody who has any stories or information that they wish to share with our readers. So if you feel that you have any item of interest please contact me as I need your help in maintaining this Kilflynn column on a weekly basis. I can be contacted through the following: Phone Numbers: (066) 7135129/ Mobile (087) 9794541 or Email: mikeparker@eircom.net.


10th October 2012

NORTH KERRY TITLE FOR CROTTA U13 HURLERS
Crotta U13 hurlers captured the North Kerry U 13 Division 1 title on Friday evening 28th September,
when they recorded a 2-08 to 1-04 victory over our Causeway, in Abbeydorney. Crotta U13 hurlers continued the recent successes of the U11, U12 and U15 teams when they added the North Kerry U13 title to their recent Rose Cup win. Both teams played some great hurling which resulted in a very good game of hurling despite the presence of a strong breeze. The difference between the teams was that Crotta's forwards seemed to make better use of any possession they got with some great combination play. Barry Mahony pointed a free in the second minute following a foul on himself. Both he and Darragh O'Donoghue ran at the Causeway defence at every opportunity which resulted in frees or creating space for the other forwards. Causeway attached the Crotta goal but found Jeaic McKenna at centre back and the outstanding Brian O'Connell at full back in top form. Aaron Murnane in goals made some great saves during the first half. Causeway equalised from a free in the fifth minute and took a one point lead after a long range point from play. Another pointed free gave Causeway a two point advantage and they could have added to that lead but for some wayward shooting by their forward division. The most important score of that first half was scored on 9 mins and rocked Causeway back on their heels. Barry Mahony battled hard to win a ball at midfield and when it was delivered to the Causeway square the Causeway keeper made a serious of saves. The ball broke out to the left and was prevented from going over the end line by Darragh O'Donoghue. He evaded two challenges before rifling the ball to the roof of the net from the tightest of angles. Sean Murnane pointed from play following a run and pass from Darragh O'Donoghue. When a Causeway free was converted it left the bare minimum between the teams. Crotta's midfield gained a stranglehold again in that sector shortly before halftime and Barry Mahony pointed two frees following a foul on Barry himself, and also as a result of a late challenge on Adam O'Sullivan. These two scores were vital as it gave Crotta a three point half time lead.

Mikey Leahy, Chairman of The North Kerry Hurling Coiste Na nOg presenting the Jack and Mike Galvin Memorial Shield to victories Crotta Captain Dominic Nolan after Crotta U13 hurlers defeated Causeway in the North Kerry U13 “A” Championship final on Friday 28th September in Abbeydorney. Photo Mike Parker.

The second half was only four Minutes old when a free after a chop down on the impressive John Quilter, was converted by Barry Mahony. Causeway then scored a goal to leave only a point between the teams. The selectors made a change then, restoring Barry Mahony to the midfield area after he had started the second half at full forward. This though was the last score that Causeway got in the game as Crotta took over in most areas of the pitch. Dominic Nolan put in a great second half and was everywhere picking and clearing any breaking ball. Brian O'Connell was rock like at the back and cleared his lines time and again. The half back trio of Jeaic McKenna in the centre and his two wing backs, James Sheehan and Pairic Shanahan were completely dominant at this stage and supplied plenty of ball to the forwards. Darragh O'Donoghue broke through and when it looked like he should score, the Causeway keeper saved to his left. A move that started with Crotta corner back Padraig Hunt, who pulled on a ground ball and involved some great play by both Barry Mahony and Darragh O'Donoghue ended in the Causeway net following a great strike by Darragh Murnane who had come on at half time as a sub. Adam O'Sullivan (35 Minutes) from play and Barry Mahony (37 Minutes) again from a placed ball put Crotta six points clear. Darragh Behan with a lovely score from the right raised another white flag to leave the full time score Crotta 2-08 Causeway 1-04. Victories Crotta captain Dominic Nolan accepted the Jack and Mike Galvin Memorial Shield from North Kerry Board Coiste na nOg Chairman Mikie Leahy to great applause. How fitting for Dominic to lift the trophy after he was accidentally injured when the two sides met previously in the Championship. Dominic in his acceptance speech thanked the Abbeydorney Club, the referee and the mentors Padraig Cronin, Jerome O'Sullivan, Dominic Nolan Snr and Plunkett McElhatton and Dominic also thanked a very sporting Causeway team for a great game and asked for three cheers. The Club would also like to thank the great Supporters who once again turned out in large numbers. Panel and scorers as follows: Aaron Murnane, Padraig Hunt, Brian O'Connell, Eamonn Rohan, Pairic Shanahan, Jeaic McKenna, James McCarthy, John Quilter, Dominic Nolan(Capt), Barry Mahony(0-05), Darragh Behan(0-01), Eamonn Shanahan, Darragh O'Donoghue (1-00), Adam O'Sullivan (0-01),Sean Murnane (0-01), Darragh Murnane (1-00), Daniel O'Rourke, David Ryan, Daniel Quirke, Daniel Hunt, Aodhan Behan, Cillian Trant, Aodhan McKenna and Ryan McElligott. Donal Hunt who is also an important member of the team and played all year but missed the final due to a hand injury. We wish Donal a speedy and full recovery and hope to see him in the Club colours very soon.

TRAD FOR TRÓCAIRE
An evening of Traditional Irish Music in aid of Trocaire was held in Parker’s Pub, Kilflynn, on Sunday 7th October, The event was organised by Crotta Scor officer Ann Mahony, and The Crotta Coiste na nOg Scor group joined by local Musicians Gene O’Sullivan, Sean Abeyta, and Sonny Egan provided the fantastic toe tapping music. The well supported event raised €265 for Trocaire, It was a fantastic night and everyone enjoyed the ceol agus craic. The organisers would like to thank all those who attended, the musicians and singers who performed, people that donated prizes for the raffle and the management of the Parker’s Pub for hosting the event.

KILFLYNN TRAD FOR TROCAIRE: Crotta Coiste na nOg Scor group L to R: Eimear Quinlan, Aoife Mahony, Suzie Rice and Sinead O' Sullivan, who participated at the Traditional Irish Music Session ‘Trad for Trocaire’ in Parker’s Pub, Kilflynn, on Sunday 7th October.

ACTIVE RETIRED GROUP
A meeting for the Abbeydorney/Kilflynn Active Retired Group will be held in the Community Hall, Abbeydorney on Wednesday 10th October commencing at 1.00 p.m. A meal will be served. Transport for anyone requiring it can be arranged. Contact Noreen at 7135831.

INTERNET TRAINING FOR FARMERS
Learn how to register calves etc. online. Course starting on Wednesday night 10th October in An Tochar, Causeway from 7.30p.m to 9.30p.m. Cost €30 for 9 weeks. For more information and to book your place please contact Hillary at North & East Kerry Development on 068 23429.

CARE GROUP MEETING
The Abbeydorney/Kilflynn meeting will hold a meeting in St.Columba’s Centre, Kilflynn on Wednesday 10th October at 9.00p.m. All members please attend.

Big 30: Eoin Lynch, Kilflynn (seated 5th from left) Celebrated his 30th Birthday with Family and Friends at Parker's Pub, Kilflynn on Friday night 5th October. Photo Clive Putman.

CROTTA LOTTO RESULTS
The four numbers picked out of the drum by Independent Observer, Patrick O’Halloran, Fearann Flainn, Kilflynn Village for the weekly Crotta Hurling Club Lotto draw were: 10,18,20 and 28 at Parker’s Pub, Kilflynn on Monday night 8th October, with a Jackpot of 2,100. 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 O’Connell, Rae, Kilflynn, Peggy Doody, Upper Tullig, Kilflynn and John Kelly, Castletown, Kilflynn Also on the night, the club’s recent Jackpot winner, Patrick O’Halloran, Fearann Flainn, Kilflynn Village was presented with his big cheque of €8,800 by Crotta Finance Chairman John O’Flaherty. Patrick’s lucky numbers of 2,12,14 and 19 were drawn by Independent observer: Carmel Quilter-O'Neill, Brandon Court, Ballyard, Tralee on Monday 24th September in Parker’s Pub, Kilflynn.
The next draw will take place in Parker‘s Pub, Kilflynn on Monday night 15th October with a Jackpot of 2,200. Tickets are available at 2 Euro each or 3 for 5 euro from Club tickets sellers or from Herbert's Bar & Shop, Kilflynn, Parker's Pub, Kilflynn, An Siopa, Kilflynn, Kilflynn Post Offices, Foleys Shop, Lixnaw J.J Walsh’s Bar, Lixnaw, Quilter's Bar, Lixnaw and from The Half Way Bar, Glenoe, Listowel, you can also play on the Crotta lotto on line now, check out www.crottagaa.ie or www.locallotto.ie.

DARTS
Oliver Nash and Richard Parkinson defeated Paud Twomey and Tim O’Halloran in the weekly darts tournament final in Parkers snug bar, Kilflynn on Saturday night, 6th October, The next darts doubles tournament takes place on Saturday night 13th October at 10.30 p.m. in Parkers lounge Bar. Names MUST be in for 10.15 p.m. NO Names after this Time. First game of the Tournament must start at 10.30p.m. Sharp.

ALL IRELAND PLOUGHING CHAMPIONSHIP
Congratulations and Well done to Kerry Contestants Mikey O’Halloran, Kieran Harty, Michael P. Donegan, Derek O’Driscoll and Tommy McCarty who won honours at the recent All Ireland Ploughing Championships at New Ross, Wexford. Tommy also won a new Massey Ferguson Tractor in a draw in aid of Bohar, Well done!

SYMPATHIES
On behalf of the Community we offer our sincere sympathies to the family and friends of the late Hannah Cotter, (nee O’Shea) Glountane, Brosna Also sincere sympathies is extended to the family and friends of the late, John Paul McElligott, Stack's Mountain, Kilflynn, Also sincere sympathies is extended to the family and friends of the late, Mary O'Connor (nee Deane) Bray Co. Wicklow and late of Kilflynn. May they Rest in Peace

DANCING CLASSES
The Kilflynn Dancing Group will continue their dancing classes every Monday night at 9.00 p.m. in St. Columbas Centre, Kilflynn. All welcome.

ST. MARY'S CHURCH NEWS
Mass will be celebrated on Saturday 13th October at 6.30 p.m. for Paddy Leen and Paddy Sheehy, Knocknakaska, Kilflynn and on Sunday morning, 14th October, Mass will be celebrated at 10.00 a.m. Eucharistic Ministers: Vigil, Saturday: Sheila Walsh, Sunday morning: Jimmy Walsh. Readers: Vigil, Saturday evening: Leen Family. Sunday Morning: Paul O‘Donoghue. Exposition of The Blessed Sacrament:-Kilflynn: Monday 6.00 p.m. - 9.00p.m. To book masses, baptisms etc please phone 066 7135146. Kilflynn Altar Society for October: Maureen Weir and Brenda Condon.

SOCCER
Kilflynn Santos Senior had our first win of the new season on Sunday morning, 7th October, beaten Bayview Rovers on a scoreline of 3-2 at Kerry District League pitch, Tralee. The first half was a dull affair with Kilflynn having most of the ball but never really testing there goalie. Bayview started the better after the break and were two goals up inside 10 minutes of the second half. Kilflynn pulled one back with our half -time sub Tom McKenna heading in from a corner. They now started to dominate and with Kilflynn other super sub Shane Nolan a constant threat , Kilflynn were level when he was pulled down when clear on goals. Tom McKenna scored his second from the resulting penalty. We were now pushing for the winner and we got our deserved rewards when Shane Nolan scored after Niall Enright shot was cleared off the line. Kilflynn should have had two or three more goals in last 10 minutes but wayward shooting and good goalkeeping kept the score 3-2. Team was a follows. Henry Donovan, Gary Curran, J.P McElligott, Jack Twomey, David Cronin, Colin Curran, Byran O Mahoney, Mark Callaghan, Niall Enright, Francis Keane, Richard Nolan. Subs used: Tom McKenna and Shane Nolan. Kilflynn Santos next game is on Monday October 15th, in the Denny Kerry District League Div 2 ‘B’ at 6-30 p.m. against Tralee Athletic at Mounthawk Park, Tralee.

NORTH KERRY U-14 HURLING FINAL
Crotta U14 hurlers played out a thrilling draw in the North Kerry Championship U14 “A” Final on Saturday evening 6th October against Ardfert in Abbeydorney.
A large attendance were on the edge of their seats right till the final whistle as the match flowed from end to end. These two teams when they have met, have always served up exciting fare. Ardfert had the better of the first half and seemed to open the Crotta defence time and again but did not hit the target often enough. As it was they led at half time on a score of Ardfert 1-06 Crotta 0-04. The only goal of the first half was of the soft variety. It started with a quickly taken free, catching the Crotta backs in disarray and finished with a poorly struck shot somehow ending up in the Crotta net. Two long distance Brandon Conway frees plus one each from play by Barry Mahony and Darragh Kennelly was Crotta's tally in that first half.
Crotta who had started the second half with six of the seven members of their defensive unit(including the Goalkeeper) under 13, set about the task in hand from the throw in. Tomas O'Connor replaced Niall O'Sullivan at half time and he seemed to rally the troupes with Sean O'Donoghue, Colin Browne, Darragh Stack all upping their work rate. The Crotta midfield and half forward line were getting the better of their opponents and this provided a spring board for the rest of the team. With ten Minutes gone Crotta had cut the deficit to the bare minimum. Darragh Kennelly scored his second from play and after Sean O'Donoghue had batted a ball into Darragh Stack, his long puck towards the Ardfert goals was plucked from the air by John Quilter. John coolly finished to the Ardfert net, despite an advancing Ardfert rear guard. A superb Colin Browne point from play tied the scores at 1-06 a piece. Ardfert again regained the lead in the 50th minute following the concession of a needless free by the Crotta backs. In the 53rd minute Sean O'Donoghue won possession and he was fouled. Brandon Conway pointed the free from a long distance and we were level once more. With three minutes left on the clock Ardfert took the lead once more but Crotta never gave up and some clever play by Crotta U12 player Darragh O'Donoghue engineered another free.
Brandon Conway who must have been under pressure, showed great composure in levelling the match. Ardfert, who are the Feile Champions and a much physically stronger team, had two other chances from long range frees to win the game but both dropped short. Crotta defence were superb in the second half with Barry Mahony and Jeaic McKenna outstanding.
At one point it looked like extra time would have to be played but thankfully common sense prevailed. To ask young lads to play twenty minutes extra, and a few after playing soccer at two o' clock plus the fact that over half the Crotta starting team are U13, is not on. Crotta lined out as follows: Adam O'Sullivan, Barry Mahony, Brian O'Connell, Darragh Behan, Jeaic McKenna, Dylan McElligott, Niall O'Sullivan, Tom Quinlan, Brandon Conway, Sean O'Donoghue, Darragh Kennelly, John Quilter, Darragh Stack, Colin Browne and Dominic Nolan Subs used: Tomas O'Connor for Niall O'Sullivan (half time)Darrgh O'Donoghue for Jeaic McKenna (45mins)

UNDER 15 HURLING BLITZ
The Tom Healy Memorial U 15 Hurling Blitz will take place in Abbeydorney G.A.A Grounds on Friday 12th and 19th of October with the Finals on Friday 26th October. The Games will begin at 7pm sharp with 9 Kerry teams competing in the competition. The blitz will be run on a Round Robin basis with each club getting three first round games.
The top 2 teams in each group will qualify for the Semi Finals on the 26th October with the finals being played on the same night.
The groupings are listed below and games will start at 7pm sharp.
Friday 12th October
Causeway, Abbeydorney, Ballyheigue, Dr Crokes and Crotta.
Friday 19th October
Ballyduff, St Brendans Kilmoyley and Lixnaw
Semi Finals and Final on Friday 26th October.

NOTES
Once again I issue a reminder to anybody wishing to submit any items of interest that you wish to highlight or advertise through these notes. These notes are for the benefit of everybody in Kilflynn and indeed neighbouring parishes but in particular it is to keep our vast amount of people in other parts of the world informed as to what is going on here at home. I invite anybody that has any item of information or notices they wish to advertise to please contact me with same. While I am kept up to speed with several matters of interest in the community by several good people I would still love to hear from anybody who has any stories or information that they wish to share with our readers. So if you feel that you have any item of interest please contact me as I need your help in maintaining this Kilflynn column on a weekly basis. I can be contacted through the following: Phone Numbers: (066) 7135129/ Mobile (087) 9794541 or Email: mikeparker@eircom.net.


3rd October 2012

TRAD FOR TRÓCAIRE
The Crotta Coiste na nOg Scor group has decided to join in the fun this year and host a ‘Trad for Trocaire’ session to support this fantastic cause and also unite all the wonderful musicians, singers and dancers of Kilflynn for a night of brilliant music, song and entertainment! So please join us on Sunday 7th October, for the CROTTA 'Trad for Trocaire' Session, from 6.00 pm, at Parker’s Pub, Kilflynn... it will be a fantastic night and everyone is welcome. Lets Raise the Roof for Trocaire.

MASTER CHEF KILFLYNN!
On Monday 24th of September, 5th and 6th class from St. Teresa's N.S., Kilflynn went to Prim's Restaurant, Kilflynn village for a cookery demonstration. Making use of the vegetables they harvested from the school garden, they made a range of delicious dishes. Utilizing the potatoes, carrots, onions and cabbage from the school, Chefs at Prim's John and Karen showed the children how to make potato rosti, colcannon, soup and potato cakes! The children learned so much useful information on safety tips in the kitchen. Some of the children acted as waiters for the day, while others prepped food and tidied up. Everyone got involved in the cooking and of course sampling of the food. They thoroughly enjoyed the whole culinary experience! Well done to everyone involved!

Birthday Boy, Tom Thring, Canada/Kilflynn (5th on the left) enjoying his 50th Birthday in Parker’s Pub on Sunday 30th September pictured with some of his friends.
L to R: Tim Sheehan, Evelyn O’Sullivan, Sean Beirne, Fergus O’Sullivan, Tom Thring, Geraldine Parker, John Gleasure, Patrick Quill and Hazel Parker.

CROTTA LOTTO RESULTS
The four numbers picked out of the drum by Independent Observer, Kevin Galvin, Ballyrehan, Lixnaw for the weekly Crotta Hurling Club Lotto draw were: 2,12,13 and 15 at Herbert’s Bar, Kilflynn on Monday night 1st October, with a Jackpot of 2,000. 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, Abbeydorney, Kathleen Foley, Lixnaw and Mike Leen, Ardfert. The next draw will take place in Parker‘s Pub, Kilflynn on Monday night 8th October with a Jackpot of 2,100.
Tickets are available at 2 Euro each or 3 for 5 euro from Club tickets sellers or from Herbert's Bar & Shop, Kilflynn, Parker's Pub, Kilflynn, An Siopa, Kilflynn, Kilflynn Post Offices, Foleys Shop, Lixnaw J.J Walsh’s Bar, Lixnaw, Quilter's Bar, Lixnaw and from The Half Way Bar, Glenoe, Listowel, you can also play on the Crotta lotto on line now, check out www.crottagaa.ie or www.locallotto.ie.

FIXTURES
The following are dates and venues for the North Kerry hurling board U-10 blitz and U-14 Finals:
U-14 "B" Final Abbeydorney v Causeway on Saturday 6th October at 4.00 pm in Abbeydorney.
U-14 "A" Final Crotta v St.Brendan's on Saturday 06th October at 5.30pm in Abbeydorney.
The U-10 Hurling Blitz will take place in Abbeydorney on Sat 6th October commencing at 10-30 a.m.
co-ordinator for this competition is Mike Leahy. Best of luck to the lads in green and red and their management teams.

COUNTY FINAL
Best of luck to our neighbours Lixnaw and Ballyduff who contest the County Senior Hurling final on Sunday 7th October in Austin Stacks Park, also to Kilmoyley and Ardfert Senior Hurlers who play in The County League Div 2 Final.

DANCING CLASSES
The Kilflynn Dancing Group will continue their dancing classes every Monday night at 9.00 p.m. in St. Columbas Centre, Kilflynn. All welcome.

U-21 HURLERS
Abbeydorney/Crotta hurlers advance to the County U-21 Championship semi final, when they received a walk over from Ballyduff on Tuesday evening 25th September, Crotta/Abbeydorney will play Kilgarvan/Kenmare in the semi final on Saturday 20th October, with venue to be decided.

ST. MARY'S CHURCH NEWS
Mass will celebrated on Friday night 5th October (First Friday) at 7.00 p.m. Mass will be celebrated on Saturday 6th October at 6.30 p.m. for Mary Broderick and deceased members of Broderick family, Cloonafineela, Kilflynn and on Sunday morning, 7th October, Mass will be celebrated at 10.00 a.m. Eucharistic Ministers: Vigil, Saturday: Dan O‘Shea, Sunday morning: JohnCashell. Readers: Vigil, Saturday evening: Catherine Caffrey. Sunday Morning: Joe McAuliffe. Exposition of The Blessed Sacrament:-Kilflynn: Monday 6.00 p.m. - 9.00p.m. To book masses, baptisms etc please phone 066 7135146. Kilflynn Altar Society for October: Maureen Weir and Brenda Condon.

Michael Parker and John Gleasure, Kilflynn pictured at Parker’s Pub, Kilflynn on Sunday 30th September with Peter Gleasure, former professional footballer who played as a goalkeeper for Millwall, Northampton Town and Gillingham.

SOCCER
Kilflynn Santos F.C were beaten in a highly entertaining game in the Denny Division 2B round 2 on Monday 1st October, at Mounthawk Park, Tralee by Tralee Athletic 6-3. Kilflynn couldn’t have asked for a better start with Francis Keane scoring for 30 yards. It was back to the wall stuff for rest of half with Henry Donovan making top class saves to keep us in the game. The pressure eventually told and we conceded 3 goals in 5 minutes to leave the score at halftime 3-1.
Changes were made at half time with 3 subs coming on, with the wind now at our backs we began to get a foothold in midfield. A super passing move involving Shane Nolan, Paudie Quill and Bernie Condon brought up back into game with Bernie Condon supply the finish. It was not to be our night as we then conceded 3 soft goals soon after. We showed great fight to the end with Paudie Quill getting our third and Kilflynn also missed a penalty with our stalwart centre back JP McElligott hitting the penalty. It was Kilflynn’s only second game of the season and we have lots of positives to take out of it. Team was as follows: Henry Donovan, Gary Curran, JP McElligott, Jack Twomey, Tom B Mc Elligott, Keith Hannafin, Mark Callaghan, Byran O Mahoney, Colin Curran, Justin Horgan, and Francis Keane. Subs used: Shane Nolan, Bernie Condon, and Paudie Quill. On Sunday October 7th , in the round 3 of Denny Div 2 ‘B’ at 11.30 am. Kilflynn Santos will play Bayview Rovers.

DARTS
Ger Lacey and Mick McCarty defeated Rohan Lacey and Denis County in the weekly darts tournament final in Parkers bar, Kilflynn on Saturday night, 29th September, The next darts doubles tournament takes place on Saturday night 6th October at 10.30 p.m. in Parkers snug Bar. Names MUST be in for 10.15 p.m. NO Names after this Time. First game of the Tournament must start at 10.30p.m. Sharp.

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