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OCTOBER 2013

15th October 2013

SCÓR NA NÓG/SINSEAR
The Crotta O'Neills club will participate in the upcoming Scór na nóg event. This competition is open to anybody under 17 years. If anybody would like to get involved and would like any information on this cultural event please contact Crotta scór officer Ann Mahony at 0871265641. The events include figure/set dancing, quiz team, novelty act, solo/group singing, instrumental music and recitation. New rules now apply to the quiz and novelty acts and a copy of the scór rules handbook is available within the club.
Scór sinsear will be upcoming later so any adults who might like to pass the winter months and organise to participate in any of the above events please give it your consideration.

KILFLYNN TAEKWON DO
9 students from the Kilflynn school of Taekwon Do tested recently for different colour belts, Dearbhla Quirke and Jack Hannon tested for there blue tip which is the half way mark to black belt there test lasted 45 minutes all students showed good techniques and all passed there tests on the day. Classes continue every Saturday in St. Columbus Centre, Kilflynn from 4.00 pm to 6.00 pm. New members are always welcome.

Students from The Kilflynn school of Taekwon Do tested recently for different colour belts in St. Columbus Centre, Kilflynn.
Front row L to R: Eoin Griffin, Bobby O’Connor, Ruth O’Connor, Padraig Harrington and Michael Shanahan.
Back row L to R: Mike Murphy Examiner, Dearbhla Quirke, Jack Hannon, Eoin O’Connor and Lucas Parkinson.

KILFLYNN MAN’S FIRST BOOK HIT THE BOOKSHELVES
Kilflynn native Richard McElligott, has just released his first book and it explores the establishment and development of the GAA and its unique tradition in our native Kerry during the tumultuous first fifty years of the Association in Ireland. It also explores the profound impact of the GAA on the political, social and cultural life of Ireland during its first fifty years between 1884 and 1934. It is entitled: Forging A Kingdom: The GAA in Kerry, 1884-1934 and is being published by the Collins Press. Its available in all good bookshops from this week and retails at €17.99. Richard is a son of Kitty and Tom Mc Elligott, Stacks Mountain, Kilflynn. And he completed his PhD on the early history of the GAA with the School of History and Archives in UCD. Currently an evening lecturer and teaching assistant in the School, he is chairman of the Sports History Ireland Society. A passionate GAA fan, Richard decided to chronicle the early history of the GAA in Kerry to compensate for being the worst underage hurler and footballer ever seen in north Kerry.
Richard is holding an event to launch the book on Thursday 14th November at 7pm in the Tralee Library. Radio Kerry's Weeshie Fogarty has kindly offered to launch the book that night.

LIXNAW GOLF SOCIETY
The Society made the short journey to Tralee Golf Club last Saturday for Gary Hogan's Captains Prize. Although the day was quite calm, the Golf Course played as tough as ever. The winner on the day was Neal Sullivan on 37pts, 2nd place went to M. Fahy on 36pts, 3rd place went to R. Hussey on 33pts, 4th place went to B. Keane on 32pts, 5th place went to M. Hayes on 30pts and 6th place went to P. Walsh on 29pts.The front 9 was won by M Fuller on 14pts and back 9 went to J Carroll on 14pts. T.Lynch won the past Captains prize with 27pts and the guest prize went to R.Dowling on 31pts.Brendan Keane won the Golfer of the year prize to keep it in Muckenaugh once again!Congratulations to Tom Lynch on his victory over Brendan Keane in the final of the Matchplay competition on the Old Course in Ballybunnion. The presentation of prizes was held at The Railway Bar and a good night was had by all, Thanks to John and Frances for there Hospitality. Thanks to everyone who participated during the year and hopefully everybody will be fit and healthy to go again next March

KILFLYNN PARENTS AND TODDLERS GROUP
The Kilflynn parents and toddlers group continue to meet every Monday & Thursday mornings from 10.45am to 12.15pm in St. Columbus Centre, Kilflynn Village. We have moms from Abbeydorney, Kilflynn Lixnaw. It’s a great place to meet your neighbours! New parents/minders and there toddlers are always welcome – so come along for a coffee and a chat while the toddlers play. Contact Niamh Abeta 0863144157 for any queries.

CROTTA LOTTO RESULTS
There was great demand for Crotta hurling club weekly lottery tickets at the weekend with everyone striving their best to win the Jackpot of €5,300. Herbert’s Bar, Kilflynn was the venue for the weekly lotto draw on Monday night, 14th October. The Four numbers drawn out of the drum by the Independent observer: Mercedes Kennedy, Glenballyma, Kilflynn were 5,8,15, & 16. There was No Jackpot winner. The Lucky dip prizes winner each receives €35: Wayne Robinson, Lixnaw, Stephen Moloney, Cappa, Kilflynn and Norma Conway, Lixnaw. The next draw will take place in Herbert‘s Bar, Kilflynn on Monday night 21st October with a Jackpot of 5,400 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 pay on the Crotta lotto on line now, check out www.crottagaa.ie or www.locallotto.ie

SCHOOL TRANSPORT
Causeway Comprehensive : There are a number of seats still available on the school bus servicing the Abbeydorney/Ardfert/Kilmoyley areas to Causeway Comprehensive School for the current school year. Please contact James on 087-2519299 for booking/enquiries

KETTLE BELLS
Looking for another Challenging training programme? Why not try Kettle Bells, every Monday and Wednesday evenings 7.30 to 8.30 at St. Columbus Centre, Kilflynn. Please phone Maureen to book your place on 087 9893847

ST. MARY'S CHURCH NEWS
On Wednesday 16th October, Mass be celebrated at 10.00 a.m, On Saturday 12th October , Mass will be celebrated at 6.30 p.m. For Denis Lynch, Cloonafineela, Kilflynn and on Sunday morning, 20th October , Mass will be celebrated at 10.00 a.m. To book masses, baptisms etc please phone 066 7135146. The Abbeydorney Parish Newsletter is now available online on www.dioceseofkerry.ie, and go to Abbeydorney parish and parish news.

CROTTA G.A.A
Crotta U-15 Hurlers qualified for the semi final of the Tom Healy Tournament in Abbeydorney on Friday 11th October following wins against Tralee Parnells 1-06 to 0-02, South Kerry 2-04 to 0-01 and Ballyheigue 2-07 to 0-00. Crotta will now play Ballyduff in the semi final next Friday evening in Abbeydorney. Lixnaw play Ardfert in other semi final. Best of luck to the lads in green and red.

KILFLYNN PRE-SCHOOL
Castletown, Kilflynn. Free pre school places available, Situated along side the national school in Kilflynn. Register now for September 2014. Participating in ECCE free pre-school year. Contact Deirdre Herbert on 0851600085.

COUNTY HURLING DAY
Lixnaw and St Brendans will have to do it all again after a thrilling finish to the Garveys Supervalu Kerry Senior Hurling Championship Final on Sunday 13th October in Austin Stack Park on the final score of Lixnaw 1-10 to St Brendans 0-13.
Causeway are Intermediate Hurling Champions following a hard earned win over Kilmoyley in the curtain raiser at Austin Stack Park on the score of Causeway 2-13 to Kilmoyley 1-11. John Mike Dooley was Causeway’s to scorer with 2-02. Congratulations to Causeway.

DANCING IN KILFLYNN
The Dancing recommenced again for this season in St.Columbas Centre, Kilflynn. And will continued every Monday night at 9.00 p.m. Plenty of fun and exercise guaranteed. All Welcome.

DARTS
On Saturday night 12th October, Declan Falvey and Mike Fealy defeated Paud Twomey and Norman Tim Harris in the final of the weekly doubles competition in Parker’s lounge Bar.

The next darts doubles tournament takes place on Saturday night 19th October at 10.30 p.m. in Parkers lounge bar at 10.30p.m. Sharp. Strictly over 18s. Parkers darts team had a 5-4 victory against over McHales Stretford End Bar in Causeway on Friday 11th October. Parkers are at home to The Huddle Bar, Tralee on Friday night 18th October.

KEYBOARD CLASSES
Keyboard classes will commence shortly in your area. Group classes and individual lessons available. For more details contact Ann Mahony at 087 1265641.

KILFLYNN NOTES
With a new deadline of Monday at 11 a.m, it is imperative that all news items for inclusion in the Kilflynn Notes be with the writer by 10.00 a.m. on Mondays. Any items received after this deadline will not be included in that week's notes. The co-operation of all organisations and individuals is necessary to enable the weekly Kilflynn column to be included every week in The Outlook . if you have any news for these notes, contact Mike Parker 066 7135129 or 087 9794541, drop them news items to Parker's Pub, e mail mikeparker@eircom.net


8th October

FULLER GATHERING
The inaugural meeting of the wider Fuller family and cousins will take place this week end. The Gathering takes place at the Carlton Hotel Tralee on 11th & 12th October. They will have a photo gallery, family mass, gala dinner (Saturday night) and a host of linked activities including a few tours of Stack's mountain, Glenoe, Kilfeigheny and Kilflynn and elsewhere! This inaugural Fuller reunion will commence on Friday 11th October in the Carlton Hotel, Tralee with a meet and greet in the Cypress Suite from 12noon. They will enjoy an exhibition of photos and memorabilia, a sit down dinner and a 'Kilflynn By Night' excursion - a bus tour to Kilflynn's Bars for an Irish night. The Fuller celebrations will continue into Saturday 12th October , where all the clan will go on tour of Fuller Historical sites. We wish all those attending the gathering have a enjoyable week end.

Bride to be Breeda O'Sullivan, Knocknasna, Abbeyfeale (seated 3rd from the left) who will marry her sweet heart Graham Buckley, Killarney Road, Abbeyfeale, on Saturday 19th October pictured on her Hen Party in Parker’s Pub, Kilflynn recently.
Front Row L to R: Martina McElligott, Mary Browne, Breeda O‘Sullivan, Sinead O‘Sullivan, Eileen Brennan and Eileen Mulcahy
Back Row: Geraldine Parker, Caroline Keane, Nora Mary O‘Sullivan, Phyliss Enright, Sarah Donohoe, Ann Marie Daughton and Louise Hennessy. Photo Mike Parker

KILFLYNN PARENTS AND TODDLERS GROUP
The Kilflynn parents and toddlers group continue to meet every Monday & Thursday mornings from 10.45am to 12.15pm in St. Columbus Centre, Kilflynn Village. We have moms from Abbeydorney, Kilflynn Lixnaw. It’s a great place to meet your neighbours! New parents/minders and there toddlers are always welcome – so come along for a coffee and a chat while the toddlers play. Contact Niamh Abeta 0863144157 for any queries.

CLANMAURICE CAMOGIE CLUB
Clanmaurice will represent Kerry this coming weekend on Saturday 12th October, They play Scariff from Co Clare in the Munster Junior Cub Semi Final at 2.30pm in Causeway Gaa Grounds .This is a huge honour for the girls . So please Come along and SUPPORT the girls.

CROTTA LOTTO RESULTS
There was great demand for Crotta hurling club weekly lottery tickets at the weekend with everyone striving their best to win the Jackpot of €5,200. Parker‘s Pub, Kilflynn was the venue for the weekly lotto draw on Monday night, 7th October. The Four numbers drawn out of the drum by the Independent observer: John Brennan, Rae, Kilflynn were 2,13,21, & 23. There was No Jackpot winner. The Lucky dip prizes winner each receives €35: Kathleen Weir, Killahan, Abbeydorney, Susan Dillane, Abbeydorney and Danny and Kate Caffrey, Crotta. The next draw will take place in Herbert‘s Bar, Kilflynn on Monday night 14th October with a Jackpot of 5,300. 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 pay on the Crotta lotto on line now, check out www.crottagaa.ie or www.locallotto.ie

SOCCER REFEREE
Kevin O’Regan, Crotta woods, Kilflynn took change of Ireland and Estonia U-16 soccer friendly in Listowel on Tuesday 24th September. He also took charge of the Premier League of Ireland game between Cork City and UCD last week and reports indicate that he did an excellent job.

PLOUGHING
A record crowd of 228,000 attended the 82nd National Ploughing Championships at Ratheniska, Stradbally, Co. Laois with the event returning there in 2014. The Kilflynn area was once again well represented at the Championships. There were three third place winners from Kerry at the National Ploughing Championships. Aeneas Horan from Ardfert came third in the Vintage 2 Furrow Trailer category while Abbeydorney’s Tommy McCarthy came third in the Intermediate Reversible competition. Also securing third place in the Under-28 Conventional Junior Grade was Cormac O’Connor from Causeway. Congratulations lads.

SCHOOL TRANSPORT
Causeway Comprehensive : There are a number of seats still available on the school bus servicing the Abbeydorney/Ardfert/Kilmoyley areas to Causeway Comprehensive School for the current school year. Please contact James on 087-2519299 for booking/enquiries

KETTLE BELLS
Looking for another Challenging training programme? Why not try Kettle Bells, every Monday and Wednesday evenings 7.30 to 8.30 at St. Columbus Centre, Kilflynn. Please phone Maureen to book your place on 087 9893847

FEALE RANGERS
There was no joy for the Feale Rangers Senior footballers against Austin Stacks in The Garvey's SuperValu Senior Football Championship Semi final in Austin Stack Park, on Sunday 6th October when they were defeated by 3-11 to 0-3. Crotta players Sean Weir and Ian McCarthy were on the Feale Rangers subs bench. Title holders Dr. Crokes defeated Kerins O'Rahillys in the other semi final by 0-14 to 0-04.

ST. MARY'S CHURCH NEWS
On Wednesday 9th October mass be celebrated at 10.00 a.m, On Saturday 12th October , Mass will be celebrated at 6.30 p.m. and on Sunday morning, 13th October , Mass will be celebrated at 10.00 a.m. To book masses, baptisms etc please phone 066 7135146. The Abbeydorney Parish Newsletter is now available online on www.dioceseofkerry.ie, and go to Abbeydorney parish and parish news. .

KILFLYNN PRE-SCHOOL
Castletown, Kilflynn. Free pre school places available, Situated along side the national school in Kilflynn. Register now for September 2014. Participating in ECCE free pre-school year. Contact Deirdre Herbert on 0851600085.

COUNTY HURLING FINAL
All roads lead to Austin Stack Park, Tralee, on this Sunday 13th October for the Garveys Supervalue County Senior Hurling Championship final, as Lixnaw take on Ardfert in the club showpiece final. The clash, which throws in 3.00p.m. It's the first meeting of these sides in a final. We wish both teams all the best. Kilmoyley will play Causeway in the Intermediate Hurling Championship final at 1.00p.m

DANCING IN KILFLYNN
The Dancing recommenced again for this season in St.Columbas Centre, Kilflynn. And will continued every Monday night at 9.00 p.m. Plenty of fun and exercise guaranteed. All Welcome.

DARTS
On Saturday night 5th October, Phil Morris and J,P Twomey defeated Paud Twomey and Tim O’Halloran in the final of the weekly doubles competition in Parker’s lounge Bar.
The next darts doubles tournament takes place on Saturday night 12th October at 10.30 p.m. in Parkers lounge bar at 10.30p.m. Sharp. Strictly over 18s. Parkers darts team had a 6-3 victory against The Huddle Bar, Tralee, on Friday 4th October. Walsh’s bar, Ballyduff, on Friday night ,27th September in Parker’s lounge bar. Parkers darts team are away to .

KEYBOARD CLASSES
Keyboard classes will commence shortly in your area. Group classes and individual lessons available. For more details contact Ann Mahony at 087 1265641.


1st October 2013

KILFLYNN PARENTS AND TODDLERS GROUP
The Kilflynn parents and toddlers group continue to meet every Monday & Thursday mornings from 10.45am to 12.15pm in St. Columbus Centre, Kilflynn Village. We have moms from Abbeydorney, Kilflynn Lixnaw. It’s a great place to meet your neighbours! New parents/minders and there toddlers are always welcome – so come along for a coffee and a chat while the toddlers play. Contact Niamh Abeta 0863144157 for any queries.

Kilflynn trio of Frank Lynch, Eamon Leen and Mike Parker pictured in Michael Lyster, Pat Spillane and Joe Brolly’s hot seats on  The Sunday Game set in R.T.E Studios,  Donnybrook Dublin 4 recently.

CROTTA LOTTO RESULTS
There was great demand for Crotta hurling club weekly lottery tickets at the weekend with everyone striving their best to win the Jackpot of €5,100. Herbert‘s Bar, Kilflynn was the venue for the weekly lotto draw on Monday night, 30th September. The Four numbers drawn out of the drum by the Independent observer: Emily Lynch, Tullig, Kilflynn were 7,12,22, & 26. There was No Jackpot winner. The Lucky dip prizes winner each receives €35: Sarah Mc Conkey, Killarney, Matt Dillon, C/o Agri Auto, Tralee, Sean Beire, Fahavane, Kilflynn. The next draw will take place in Parker‘s Pub, Kilflynn on Monday night 7th October with a Jackpot of 5,200.
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 pay on the Crotta lotto on line now, check out www.crottagaa.ie or www.locallotto.ie

CROTTA LOTTO ON LINE
You can now directly support Crotta Hurling club by playing our weekly Fundraising Lotto Online. Enter your lines of numbers for up to a year in one go, you need never miss a draw again! When playing online you will receive the Lotto results and club news updates by email after each draw has taken place
To play the Crotta GAA Lotto, four numbers are selected from 1 to 28. If anybody matches the four numbers selected on the night he or she wins/shares the Jackpot. There are also 3 Lucky Dip prizes of €35 drawn on the night. Tickets cost €2 each. More details on locallotto.ie or on crottagaa.ie or from Crotta club officers

Victories Limerick Senior Captain, Eamon Grimes, (4th from the right) who guided his county to All Ireland Senior Hurling Glory in 1973 pictured with Crotta players and officers at The Four Elms Drombanna Limerick, where Crotta’s host club South Liberties, provided a night out for both clubs at The Féile na nGael 2013 tournament.  
L to R: Darragh Behan, Mike Parker, John Kelly, Sonny Egan, Brendan Mahony, Dominic Nolan, Jerome O’Sullivan, John Joe Conway and Adam O’Sullivan

CROTTA COISTE NA NOG
It was a successful week end for Crotta underage hurlers on Friday evening, 27th September at the sportsfield, Dromakee, Kilflynn, Crotta U-12 hurlers captured phase two of the County U-12 league division 1 when they had a comprehensive victory over a gallant Abbeydorney side. Congratulations and Well done to the players and Well done also to their coaches. Crotta already won phase one which is some achievement.
Congratulations to the Crotta U-14 hurlers who added the North Kerry Championship Trophy on Sunday 29th evening to their Country Championship (Feile) and Country League Div 1 Trophies, with a 5-10 to 1-11 victory over a gallant Causeway side, played in Ballyduff. Well done to their mentors and supporters also.

KETTLE BELLS
Looking for another Challenging training programme? Why not try Kettle Bells, every Monday and Wednesday evenings 7.30 to 8.30 at St. Columbus Centre, Kilflynn. Please phone Maureen to book your place on 087 9893847

FEALE RANGERS
Well done to Feale Rangers Senior footballers and especially Sean Weir and the St.Senan’s players who were part of the panel that defeated St. Brendans by 3-12 to 0-15 (After Extra Time) in the Senior Football County Championship quarter final in Austin Stack Park on Sunday, September 29th.
The Garvey's SuperValu Senior Football Championship Semi finals are as follows: Kerins O'Rahillys play Dr. Crokes at 2.00pm and Austin Stacks play Feale Rangers at 3.30pm Games will be played next Sunday 6th October in Austin Stack Park

ST. MARY'S CHURCH NEWS
On Wednesday 2nd October mass be celebrated at 10.00 a.m, and on Friday 4th October mass will be celebrated at 10.00 a.m, On Saturday 5th October , Mass will be celebrated at 6.30 p.m. and on Sunday morning, 6th October , Mass will be celebrated at 10.00 a.m. To book masses, baptisms etc please phone 066 7135146. The Abbeydorney Parish Newsletter is now available online on www.dioceseofkerry.ie, and go to Abbeydorney parish and parish news. .

KILFLYNN PRE-SCHOOL
Castletown, Kilflynn. Free pre school places available, Situated along side the national school in Kilflynn. Register now for September 2014. Participating in ECCE free pre-school year. Contact Deirdre Herbert on 0851600085.

DANCING IN KILFLYNN
The Dancing recommenced again for this season on Monday 9th September in St.Columbas Centre, Kilflynn. And will continued every Monday night at 9.00 p.m. Plenty of fun and exercise guaranteed. All Welcome.

DARTS
On Saturday night 28th September, Denise Leahy and Anthony O’Connor defeated Mike Fealy and Tim O’Halloran in the final of the weekly doubles competition in Parker’s lounge Bar.
The next darts doubles tournament takes place on Saturday night 5th October at 10.30 p.m. in Parkers lounge bar at 10.30p.m. Sharp. Strictly over 18s. North Kerry darts league champions Parkers darts team got their league campaign off to a dream start with a 8-1 victory against Walsh’s bar, Ballyduff, on Friday night ,27th September in Parker’s lounge bar. Parkers darts team are away to The Huddle Bar, Tralee, on Friday 4th October.

KEYBOARD CLASSES
Keyboard classes will commence shortly in your area. Group classes and individual lessons available. For more details contact Ann Mahony at 087 1265641.

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