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NEWS October 2006

24th October
DENIS LYNCH

Kilflynn lost one of its greatest characters with the recent passing of Denis Lynch, Clounafineela.
Accountant, Sportsman, Golfer, Raconteur, he travelled through life’s challenges with a smile on his face and a kind word for one and all. Along the way through his shortened journey, he rode with humour and wit and above the setbacks that inevitably came his way.
The sporting life was a joyful part of his daily existence. He served Crotta Hurling club with distinction as player, officer and Lotto organiser. The horse and the hound he loved in equal measure and Denis had many winning successes in both codes during his long sporting career. His exploits within the betting ring are the stuff of legend, but at all times conducted in a professional and fair-minded manner. Along with a number of other Crotta and Kilflynn sporting Icons, he travelled on his last visit across to Aintree for the 2006 Grand National meeting, By all accounts Liverpool had not seen the like of it for many a day.
In Social circles and local watering holes, Denis Lynch loved noting more that to be right in the middle of the action, He jousted with glee among the wits of the parish, giving and receiving in equal measure with laughter and humanity, A long-time teetotaller he sat amidst the throng with cup in hand and mischief in his eye.
His final illness was borne with the quite dignity and peaceful acceptance of a happy man facing his eternal reward in heaven.
Ar Dheis De go Raibh A anam Dilis. G.B

ACTIVE RETIRED
An Outing for the Active Retired Group will take place on Wednesday 25th October, to Dingle. Coach leaving Abbeydorney Community Hall at 11.00 a.m. For further information contact Noreen at 066 7135831.

WEDDING
Congratulations and best wishes for the future to Trudy Tate and Martin Ryan, Knocknaska, Kilflynn who were married in St. Mary’s Church, Kilflynn on Friday 29th September and held their reception in Ballyroe Heights Hotel, Tralee The marriage ceremony was performed by Fr. Pat O’Donnell.

KILFLYNN N.S SILVER CIRCLE
The Kilflynn National School Silver Circle Draw results:
Week one, Friday 13th October.
1st Prize, € 70, Darragh and Sean Murnane, Crotta,
2nd Prize, € 35, Edward Breen, Laccamore,
3rd Prize, €20, Sean Quinlan, Ballyconnell.
Promoter‘s Prize of € 15 went to Kay Murnane, Crotta, Kilflynn.
Kilflynn National School Silver Circle Draw, Week two, Friday 20th October,
1st Prize, € 70, Ray Fahy, Knocknakilla, Kilflynn
2nd Prize, € 35, Kit Quinlan, Ballyconnell, Kilflynn.
3rd Prize, €20, Gerard Mc Elligott, Fahavane, Kilflynn.
Promoter‘s Prize of € 15 went to Megan Fahy, Knocknakilla, Kilflynn

TAEKWON - DO
The Instructors of the Pilsung School of Taekwon Do, Kilflynn would like to thank all members of the community and surrounding areas that supported their fundraising efforts, the winning ticket was drawn by Sergeant Foley, of Tralee Garda Station, last Friday evening .
The winner of the €200 travel voucher was, John Brosnan, from Cooilagurrenn, Moyvane, Listowel.
They would like to thank all cards sellers, Lee Strand, Gallys Bar, Tralee Councillor Terry O’Brien and Garveys Supervalu, Listowel.
And wish Wayne Murphy, Kilflynn, The Best of Luck at the Taekwon Do World Cup in Spain, which will be held from Wednesday 25th to Sunday 29th October.

SONNY EGAN ON TOUR
The famous Garrynagore rambling house man Sonny Egan, is a part of a 32 strong group visiting Britain for a series of concerts. This is the eighth such tour by the Irish Rambling House. First stop is Leeds Irish Centre on Wednesday November 1st; Lincoln is next on Thursday 2nd November. In London the show is on two nights at Salvatorian College Hall in Harrow. The dates are Friday 3rd and Saturday 4th November. The final show is on at St. Anne’s Hall in Birmingham on Sunday 5th November. Full details on www,irishramblinghouse.com Locals will have a chance to catch this show when it returns. The date is Saturday 18th November at School Hall in Duagh at 8.30 p.m.
For booking contact 068 48354. Among those travelling with organisers Kay O’Leary and Joe Harrington are renowned fiddle player Paddy Jones from Knights Bridge, Kieran and Ann Flavin from Knockanure, Gretta Curtain from Brosna, Robert and Mary Kelly from Fenit and the one and only Sonny Egan.

CROTTA LOTTO RESULTS
The Four numbers drawn out of the drum by the Independent observer Kevin Galvin, Ballyrehan, for The Crotta hurling club lotto draw on Monday night 23rd October, in Cronin‘s Bar, Kilflynn were: 7 , 18 , 21 & 24.
There were no winners of the €4,100 Jackpot.
The Three lucky dip winners each receive €35: Margaret Deenihan ,Kilflynn Francis Cashell, Cappa, Brendan Flaherty, Irebeg .
The next draw take place in Parker’s Pub, Kilflynn on Monday Night 30th October with a €4,200 Jackpot.
Tickets are available at €2 from Club tickets sellers or from Cronin's Bar, Parker's bar and at Kilflynn Post Office.

COURSING
Congratulations to Grainne and Joan Herbert, Castletown, Kilflynn whose dog Centeur Back won the Derby Trial stake at Abbeydorney Coursing over the weekend. Centeur Back now qualifies to run in the annual meeting in Clonmel in February and we wish the best of luck to the two ladies with their dog.

CHURCH NEWS
Those Required for Church duties in St. Mary's Church, Kilflynn are follows: Readers for: Saturday 28th October and Sunday 29th October, Vigil: John Flaherty, Morning: Josephine Lynch. Eucharistic Ministers for Saturday 28th October and Sunday 29th October, Vigil: Joan Hussey, Morning: Mary McCarthy. Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday 25th October at 10.00 a.m. Mass will be celebrated on Saturday night, 28th October , for deceased members of the McCarthy Family, Gortatoo, Kilflynn. The Annual mass for those who have died in the past year be celebrated on the vigil mass on Saturday 4th October. Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament Monday from 4.00 p.m. to 9.00 p.m. Collectors for October Eddie Breen Margaret Dillon, Jimmy Walsh. Altar Society for October: Maureen Weir and Breda Condon. There will be a meeting of The Kilflynn Liturgy Group on Tuesday 31st October at 8.30 p.m. in Kilflynn Presbytery.

REPS
Due to popular demand Teagasc will hold another REPS 20 hour Training Course for Farmers this Tuesday 24th to Thursday 2nd November in The Earl of Desmond Hotel, Tralee for further details and an application form telephone 066 7125077.

JOBS CLUB
Failte Ireland in association with North Kerry Together Ltd FAS Job Club are running a return to work Bar Service course over the next nine weeks at the Listowel Arms, two days a week , five hours per day. There are still places available. If interested please contact Michael or Tina at 068 24981 or call into the Jobs club office at 35 The Square, Listowel.

KERRY HURLING MANAGER
Best of Luck to Maurice Leahy, of Causeway on his recent appointment of Kerry Senior Hurling Manager.

DARTS
The weekly Darts Doubles Tournament for Legs of lamb, in Parker’s Bar will continue this Saturday night 28th October at 10.30 p.m. 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.

KILFLYNN CHRONICLE
Any person interested in submitting Stories, Pictures old and new, Songs, Poems, or anything of local interest for This years Kilflynn Chronicle magazine should contact the production team of John O’Flaherty, Paddy Weir or Mike Parker on 087 9794541 or email mikeparker@eircom.net straight away. This year's Chronicle will be only as good as the material we receive. All articles must be submitted by Monday 6th November. Any business person who wants to place an advert in the Business Directory section of this years Chronicle should contact the lads now with only €20. Proceeds of this years Chronicle will go to local charities.


17th October
TAEKWON - DO

The Students of the Pilsung School of Taekwon-Do Kilflynn would like to wish the best of luck to one of their instructors Wayne Murphy, Kilflynn who after several months of hard training heads to Spain next week, Wednesday 25th October to compete in the I.T.F World Cup in Taekwon Do, Both Wayne and his father Mike, would like to thank every one in the community who supported the sponsorship cards

CROTTA LOTTO RESULTS
The Four numbers drawn out of the drum by the Independent observer Mick Brady, Crotta, Kilflynn, for The Crotta hurling club lotto draw on Monday night 16th October, in Parker‘s Pub, Kilflynn were: 4 , 11 , 12 & 21. There were no winners of the €4,000 Jackpot.
The Three lucky dip winners each receive €35: Gary Neenan, Crotta, Eileen Griffin, Ballyduff, John Shanahan, Lixnaw.
The next draw take place in Parker’s Pub, Kilflynn on Monday Night 23rd October with a €4,100 Jackpot.
Tickets are available at €2 from Club tickets sellers or from Cronin's Bar, Parker's bar and at Kilflynn Post Office.

NEW BIZ
Best of Luck to, Joanne O’ Riordan, Ballyconnell, Kilflynn who opened her new Ladies Fashion Shop, MINX at Ivy Terrace, Tralee. Call to Minx for the Hottest Ladies Fashions Around.

LADIES FOOTBALL
The Abbeydorney Ladies Football club would like to thank all who contributed to their Church Gate collection last week-end.

DARTS TOURNAMENT
Entries are now taken for the Maurice Egan Annual Memorial Darts Tournament 2006. € 800 in Prizes. Venue: Parker's Bar, Kilflynn, .Entry Fee € 25 per team of 4 plus 1 sub. For Further Information Contact Mike Parker at 066-7135129 or 087-9794541.

THE KING AND I
Kilflynn Trio of Sarah Morris, Chloe Neenan and Megan Fahy who are members of The Kerry School of Music and Performing Arts, presented The King and I to packed audiences in Siamsa Tire, Tralee recently.

CHURCH NEWS
Those Required for Church duties in St. Mary's Church, Kilflynn are follows: Readers for: Saturday 21st October and Sunday 22nd October, Vigil: Pauline Gleasure, Morning: Joe Mc Auliffe. Eucharistic Ministers for Saturday 21st October and Sunday 22nd October, Vigil: Liz Breen, Morning: Noreen. Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday 18th October at 10.00 a.m. Mass will be celebrated on Saturday night 21st October , for deceased members of the Flaherty Family, Stacksmountain, Kilflynn. Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament Monday from 4.00 p.m. to 9.00 p.m. Collectors for October Eddie Breen Margaret Dillon, Jimmy Walsh. Altar Society for October: Maureen Weir and Breda Condon.

DANCING CLASSES
Dancing Classes will continue every Monday nights at 9.00 p.m. in St. Columbas Centre, Kilflynn.

COLAISTE IDE
Open days for new students enrolling in 2008/9 and subsequent years will be held in Colaiste Ide, Dingle. (An all Irish Post Primary Boarding School) Interviews for girls starting in 2008/09 will be held on Saturday 21st October and for 2009 on Sunday, 22nd between 12.00 to 5.00 p.m. For Further information from the principal at 066 9151211.

Jack and Mike Mc Depart Kerry Football Scene
Jack O'Connor's time in charge of the Kerry Senior Footballers is at an end. After 3 years in the job, O'Connor has revealed that, having spoken with his management team, the decision they reached after much thought and consideration was that they were not in a position to continue, for personal reasons. So, after 3 years, 3 All-Ireland Finals and 2 Final victories, it's the end of an era for O'Connor, Johnny Culloty, Pat Flanagan and Ger O'Keeffe. Also gone is full-back Mike McCarthy, who won 3 Senior All-Ireland titles in his time with Kerry.


10th October
CROTTA LOTTO JACKPOT HITS €4,000

The Four numbers drawn out of the drum by the Independent observer Aidan Shanahan, Kilflynn, for The Crotta hurling club lotto draw on Monday night 9th October, in Cronin‘s Bar, Kilflynn were: 5 , 10 , 18 & 20. There were no winners of the €3,900 Jackpot. The Three lucky dip winners each receive €35: Danny Caffrey, Crotta and Brendan Neenan, Crotta name was drawn out Twice. The next draw take place in Parker’s Pub, Kilflynn on Monday Night 16th October with a €4,000 Jackpot. Tickets are available at €2 from Club tickets sellers or from Cronin's Bar, Parker's bar and at Kilflynn Post Office.

ACTIVE RETIRED
A Social Evening for the Active Retired will be held in the Abbeydorney Community Hall on Wednesday 11th October; from 1.00 p.m. to 4.00 p.m. A meal will be served followed by Entertainment. Transport to the Community Hall can be arranged for anybody requiring it. For further information contact Noreen at 066 7135831.

SPEEDY RECOVERY
The Crotta under 8 and under 10 hurlers would like to wish one of their trainers Paul O’Donoghue a Speedy recovery after his recent hip operation.

MOBILE CLINIC
Martin Ferris T.D, Mobile Clinic will be in Kilflynn Village on Saturday 14th October from 2.45 to 3.15 p.m.

MINOR REPLAY ESB
All-Ireland Minor Football Championship Replay: Roscommon 1-10 Kerry 0-9 Venue Cusack Park Ennis 23rd Sept

UNDER 16 HURLERS
Crotta under 16 hurlers retained their County League Division 2 title, when they had a 1-11 to 2-03 victory over a gallant Kenmare/Kilgarvan side at Legion Pitch, Killarney on Sunday afternoon. Crotta led by 0-04 to 0-02 at half time. Match report next week. GOLF Abbeydorney Golf Society The outing to Newcastlewest Golf course scheduled for next Saturday has been postponed to Saturday 11th November

KILFLYNN CHRONICLE
The Kilflynn Chronicle magazine production team are looking for articles to publish in this years Chronicle, Stories, Pictures old and new, Songs, Poems, or anything of local interest. This Chronicle will be only as good as the material as we receive. All articles to submitted to John O’Flaherty, Paddy Weir or Mike Parker on 087 9794541 or email mikeparker@eircom.net straight away. Any business person who wants to place an advert in the Business Directory section of this years Chronicle should contact the lads now with only €20. Proceeds of this years Chronicle will go to local charities

DARTS
The winners of the weekly Darts Doubles Tournament, in Parker’s Lounge Bar on Saturday night 23rd September were: Micheal O’Sullivan and Paud Twomey who defeated Phil Morris and Mike Fealy in the final. The winners received a leg of lamb each. The weekly Darts Doubles Tournament will continue on Saturday night in the front bar. Names must be in for the draw at 10.15 p.m.

CHURCH NEWS
Those Required for Church duties in St. Mary's Church, Kilflynn are follows: Readers for: Saturday 14th October and Sunday 15th October, Vigil: Bridget O’Connell, Morning: Catherine Caffrey. Eucharistic Ministers for Saturday 14th October and Sunday 15th October, Vigil: Noreen Quilter, Morning: John Cashell. Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday 11th October at 10.00 a.m. Mass will be celebrated on Saturday night 14th October , for Paddy Leen, Knocknacaska, Kilflynn Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament Monday from 4.00 p.m. to 9.00 p.m. Collectors for October Eddie Breen Margaret Dillon, Jimmy Walsh. Altar Society for October: Maureen Weir and Breda Condon.

DANCING CLASSES
Dancing Classes will continue every Monday nights at 9.00 p.m. in St. Columbas Centre, Kilflynn.

NOTES
Individuals or Club Secretaries and PRO' s who wish to have items of news included in this weekly column are invited to submit them on paper to Parker's Bar at 10 p.m. on Sunday prior to publication. Alternatively news items may be emailed to mikeparker@eircom.net


3rd October
DEFIBRILLATOR
There will be a Church gate collection at both masses this weekend on Saturday and Sunday 7th and 8th October in St. Mary’s Church, Kilflynn for funding towards a Defibrillator, which will be located in Kilflynn and will serve the surrounding areas. A defibrillator is a small, portable piece of equipment that can save lives in cases where a cardiac arrest has been caused by disruption to the cardiac heart rhythm and where the heart can be shocked into normal rhythm. Every day in Ireland 18 people die as a result of suffering cardiac arrest and not being able to get treatment in time. Having trained users with access to defibrillators could potentially save over 3,000 victims of cardiac arrest in this country every year. Defibrillators embedded in small communities throughout Ireland are a major component in battle to save lives, and are essential piece of equipment to have in our community. You can make a contribution towards the purchase of defibrillator , by means of the church gate collection this week end or alternatively to collection points in the local shop, Cronin’s Bar, Parker’s Pub or directly into account in Kilflynn Post Office.

GOLF
The annual North Kerry Inter-Society Golf competition between 8 North Kerry Societies is being held this Saturday at Killorglin Golf Club. Each society will be represented by 12 golfers. Abbeydorney Golf Society is hosting the presentation which will take place in the Sports Complex at 10:00 on Saturday night. All members are invited to the presentation. The team will be selected during the week and those selected will be notified as to their tee time.

KILFLYNN CHRONICLE
Any Kilflynn Chronicle magazine production team are looking for articles to publish in this years Chronicle, Stories, Pictures old and new, Songs, Poems, or anything of local interest. This Chronicle will be only as good as the material as we receive. All articles to submitted to John O’Flaherty, Paddy Weir or Mike Parker on 087 9794541 or email mikeparker@eircom.net straight away. Any business person who wants to place an advert in the Business Directory section of this years Chronicle should contact the lads now with only €20. Proceeds of this years Chronicle will go to local charities

TAEKWON-DO
On Saturday 30th September, a large crowd gathered at St. Columbas Centre, Kilflynn, to watch Students from The Pilsung School of Taekwon-Do Kilflynn, take their coloured belt testing, also students from Tralee attending. The Kilflynn students Sean O’Donoghue, Jamie Mullins, George O’Donnell and Malcolm Kenny set very high standards and there Technique of this Korean Martial Art had to be seen to be believed. All Students from Kilflynn were successful. Both instructors were very pleased with there standard The Pilsung School of Taekwon-Do Classes continue every Saturday from 4.00 p.m. to 6.00 p.m. in St. Columbas Centre, Kilflynn. Contact Mike on 087 6554691 for details.

THANKS
Abbeydorney G.A.A Club thanks everyone who supported their Church Gate collection, for the Field Development last weekend

CHURCH NEWS
Those Required for Church duties in St. Mary's Church, Kilflynn are follows: Readers for: Saturday 7th October and Sunday 8th October, Vigil: Helen Condon, Morning: June Lynch. Eucharistic Ministers for Saturday 7th October and Sunday 8th October, Vigil: Maureen Mc Elligott, Morning: Mary Fuller. Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday 4th October at 10.00 a.m. Mass will also be celebrated on Friday night (first Friday) for Eileen Slattery, Fenit. Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament Monday from 4.00 p.m. to 9.00 p.m. Collectors for October Eddie Breen, Margaret Dillon, Jimmy Walsh. Altar Society for October Maureen Weir and Breda Condon.

CROTTA LOTTO RESULTS
The Four numbers drawn out of the drum by the Independent observer Martin Quinlan, Kilflynn, for The Crotta hurling club lotto draw on Monday night 2nd October, in Parker‘s Pub, Kilflynn were: 2 , 3 , 8 & 26. There were no winners of the €3,800 Jackpot. The Three lucky dip winners each receive €35: Sean Twomey, Garrynagore, Sean Cronin, Tullig, Kilflynn and Tom O‘Flaherty, Keel, Lixnaw. The next draw take place in Cronin’s on Monday Night 9th October with a €3,900 Jackpot. Tickets are available at €2 from Club tickets sellers or from Cronin's Bar, Parker's bar and at Kilflynn Post Office.

DANCING CLASSES
The local Dancing Classes recommence on Monday night 25th September at 9.00 p.m. in St. Columbas Centre, Kilflynn. And will continue every Monday night at 9.00 p.m. All Welcome.

NOTES
Individuals or Club Secretaries and PRO' s who wish to have items of news included in this weekly column are invited to submit them on paper to Parker's Bar at 10 p.m. on Sunday prior to publication. Alternatively news items may be emailed to mikeparker@eircom.net




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