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NEWS SEPTEMBER 2007

25th September

DARTS IN PARKERS
The weekly Darts Double Tournament in Parker’s Lounge Bar, on Saturday 22nd September. In the Final, Micheal O’Sullivan and J.P Twomey defeated Graham Harris and Paud Twomey
The winners received a Leg of Lamb.The weekly Darts Doubles Tournament will continue this Saturday 29th September. At 10.30 p.m. in Parker’s Lounge bar. Legs of Lamb to be won.

CROTTA LOTTO JACKPOT HITS €9,000
The quest for a jackpot winner continues in The Crotta hurling club lotto, The four numbers picked out of the drum, by Independent observer: Eamon Leen, Leith, at Herbert‘s, Kilflynn on Monday 24th September, were: 2, 8, 12, & 18. There was no winner of the €8,900. The Three lucky dip winners each receive €35: Joseph McNamara, Brandon Conway, Lixnaw, and Rita Carmody, Manor, Tralee
The next draw take place in Parker‘s Pub, Kilflynn on Monday Night, 1st October with a €9,000 Jackpot. Tickets are available at €2 from Crotta Tickets are available at €2 from Crotta Club tickets sellers or from The Gala Shop, Kilflynn, and Herbert’s Bar, Parker's bar and at Kilflynn Post Office.

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.

WALK FOR THE CURE
‘Walk for the Cure’ in aid of The Irish Cancer Society on Saturday 29th of September at 11am, walk to mount Brandon from Baile Breac on the Dingle side. This walk is dedicated to the memory of Liam Higgins.

KILFLYNN DEFIBRILLATOR GROUP
The Kilflynn Defibrillator group has organised a second course in the use of the defibrillator which will take place in Bons Secour Hospital, Tralee on Tues 2nd Oct and Thurs. 4th Oct. If you wish to attend please contact Julie Shanahan at 7135268 or 087 6148916

CROTTA U-15 HURLERS
Crotta under 15 hurlers had a comprehensive win over Ardfert in the 3rd round of North league, played in Ardfert on a scoreline of Crotta 1-13 Ardfert 1-9 on Saturday 22 September. Team and scorers as follows: Jason Nolan, Moss Mc Elligott, Tom B Mc Elligott, Paudie Whelan, Sean Weir 1-03, Sean Dowling, Shane Dolan, Darragh Mc Auliffe 0-05, Jamie Barry 0-01, Tomas Quille 0-04, Paudie Quille, Kevin O Mahony and Jack Sheehan. This was a great 13 man team performance on the day. Two games left in this grouping, against Duagh and Abbeydorney.

PALLAS/ KILFLYNN & DISTRICT GUN CLUB
Congratulations to the club for placing third in the Kerry Regional Game Council’s 2007 Vermin Competition, principally due to a dedicated effort from the McKenna clan. The club would welcome any new members from within the locality and the Secretary Andy Smith can be contacted on 068 40989. Coming events include a clay shoot and the Annual Long bird Competition for the Amalgamation Cup, on 1st November.

ST.SENANS G.A.A CLUB
The under 6, under 8 and under 10 sides concluded their seasons with challenge matches against Churchill GAA club at Mountcoal last Friday. We thank all players and parents for their support over the season and hope you found it enjoyable. We look forward to seeing you all again next year.
See team Pictures Here

UNDER 8 &10 HURLERS
Next Wednesday September 26th at 6.45pm will be the last outdoor training session for our under 8 and under 10 hurlers. We would like to thank all our young players and their parents for their efforts and co-operation during the year. It was a very successful year and to win two competitions was a great bonus. Medals will be presented in a few weeks time and all parents will be notified in good time. We will start indoor training after the mid-term break in early November. Again we will notify all concerned nearer the time.

DANCING CLASSES
The Kilflynn Dancing Classes recommence on Monday night 24th September at 9.00 p.m. in St. Columbas Centre, Kilflynn. And will continue every Monday nights. All welcome and new members are always welcome.

LIXNAW JUDO CLUB
The Lixnaw Judo Club will recommence on Monday 24th September, at 7.15 p.m. in Nano Nagle School, Lixnaw. For children 5 years plus. New members welcome. Contact Bec on 0086 0889184 for more information.

PARENTS AND TODDLERS GROUP
The Kilflynn Parents and Toddles group meet every Monday and Thursday mornings from 10.30 to 12.30 in St. Columbus Centre, Kilflynn Village.
New parents/minders and there toddlers are always welcome so come along for a coffee and chat while the toddlers play. Anyone looking for a new house for old toys in good working order, the toddler group would appreciate them. Any quires please text/phone to 087 0637549.

MINOR HURLERS
The Crotta and Ballyheigue minor hurlers will contest the County Minor A Championship semi final on Sunday 30th September, at 12. noon, in Causeway. Best of luck to the lads in green and red.

CHURCH NEWS
Those Required for Church duties in St. Mary's Church Kilflynn are follows: Readers for: Saturday 29th September and Sunday 30th September, Vigil: Maureen Culhane, Morning: Francis White.
Eucharistic Ministers for Saturday 29th September and Sunday 30th September, Vigil: Sheila Walsh, Morning: Angela Nolan.
Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday 26th September, at 10 a.m. And Mass will celebrate on Saturday evening at 8.30 p.m. and Sunday morning at 10 .00 a.m. There will be Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament: Mondays in St. Mary's from 4.00 p.m. to 9.00 p.m. Stations: Anyone interested in hosting a station mass please contact Fr. Fitzgerald.

Sean Quinlan, Ballyconnell, Kilflynn at The 76th National Championships at Annaharvey Farm, Tullamore, Co Offaly on Tuesday Sept 25th

BUS TO ALL-IRELAND PLOUGHING CHAMPIONSHIPS
North Kerry Together Ltd are running a bus to the ploughing championships in Nenagh on Wednesday September 26th. This bus will leave the Square, Listowel at 6am and is especially for people over 65. There is no charge for the bus but people must phone to book their place. Contact Dympna on 087 6646100

KILFLYNN N.S.
Lucas Parkinson, Tullig and Amy O' Sullivan, Leith East have started in Junior Infants, in St. Teresa's National School, Kilflynn, recently, Lucas and Amy join a class of 12 other children. Best of luck, to Lucas and Amy. This is a very special time of year for them, and one that will stay with them for many years to come.

DARTS IN PARKERS
The weekly Darts Double Tournament in Parker’s Lounge Bar, on Saturday 22nd September. In the Final, Micheal O’Sullivan and J.P Twomey defeated Graham Harris and Paud Twomey
The winners received a Leg of Lamb.The weekly Darts Doubles Tournament will continue this Saturday 29th September. At 10.30 p.m. in Parker’s Lounge bar. Legs of Lamb to be won.

CROTTA GOLF OUTING
The Crotta hurling club will hold their annual Golf outing on Saturday 6th October in Ballyheigue Golf course, Team of four €160. Tee box sponsorship €75. This event is the main fundraiser to finance the ever-increasing cost of running the club. Presentation of prizes and other activities in Parker’s Pub, Kilflynn at 9p.m. on Saturday 6th October. Contact club offices for further info.

PADRO PIO
There will be a Padro Pio Mass and Devotions in Kilmoyley Church on Friday 28th September at 7.00 p.m.


18th September

15,000 VISITORS 18th Sept '07
The parkerspub.com website has received over 15,000 hits since it was created in June 2005.
Thanks to everyone for all the interest, and don't forget to tell all your friends.

ACTIVE RETIRED GROUP
An outing has been arranged for the Abbeydorney/Kilflynn Active Retired group to Fota Island, Cork on Wednesday 19th September. A coach will depart from the Community Centre at 10.00 a.m. Transport can be arranged for anyone requiring it to the Community Centre. Please contact Noreen at 7135831.

JUNIOR CERT RESULTS
Congratulations to all local students who received their Junior Certificate examination results on Wednesday 12th September.
More than 57,000 students received their results at schools throughout the country.

Croke Park
TWO IN A ROW: Wayne and Jessica Murphy, Kilflynn celebrating Kerry's All-Ireland Football victory in Croke Park, on Sun 16 Sept

SAM IS BACK AGAIN
Kerry retained their Bank of Ireland All-Ireland SFC crown with an emphatic
3-13 to 1-09 victory over Munster rivals Cork in a disappointingly one-sided affair in front of 82,196 at Croke Park on Sunday 16th September.
Pat O'Shea's men were 1-06 to 0-06 ahead at the break thanks to Colm Cooper's opportunist fisted goal in the 17th minute. Kerry's Declan O'Sullivan became the first man since Dick Fitzgerald in 1913 and 1914 to captain back-to-back winning All-Irelands, and he received the Sam Maguire Cup from the outgoing Director General of the G.A.A. Liam Mulvihill after a brief introduction from GAA President Nickey Brennan.
The Kilflynn area was well represented at the All-Ireland Football Final on Sunday and on Monday when The All Ireland winning Kerry team arrive back in the Kingdom with Sam Maguire to welcome home the Champions.

KILFLYNN DEFIBRILLATION GROUP
The Kilflynn Defibrillation Group has been set up following the training course in the use of the defibrillator which took place last May. With the support of the community a defibrillator has been installed in the church and there is ongoing work by the group in the development of the service and in the care and maintenance of the defibrillator and equipment. The group has organised a second course in the use of the defibrillator and this will take place at the Bon Secours Hospital, Tralee on Tuesday 2nd October and Thursday 4th October 2007 between 7.30pm and 9.30 pm. The Kilflynn Defibrillation Group wish to develop and extend the existing team in providing this important service and if you wish to train on the use of the defibrillator and are from the Kilflynn area, you are invited to contact Julie Shanahan by the weekend. Tel. 7135268 or 087 6148916. The Defibrillation Group wish to invite any people, who already are competent in the use of the defibrillator, to attend our next meeting which will be advertised in the notes following the forthcoming training course. Please note the change of date for the training course.

UP KERRY
The Children from Ballyconell Heights,Kilflynn: Cillian Mullins (9), Michael O' Rourke (9), Shane Fitzergald (9),Ryan Ward (7), Daniel O' Rourke (6) and Jennifer Leonard (8) celebrating Kerry's 35th All Ireland Senior Football success after the match on Sunday 16th September.

DANCING CLASSES
The Kilflynn Dancing Classes will commence on Monday night 24th September at 9.00 p.m. in St. Columbas Centre, Kilflynn. All welcome and new members are always welcome.

SPEECH AND DRAMA
Enrolment for Speech & Drama classes at 3.30pm on Tuesday 11th Sept. in St. Columbus Centre. Classes to commence on Wednesday 19th Sept.
Teacher: Mrs. Ger Madden A.L.C.M. Affiliated to The Irish Board of Speech & Drama.

LIXNAW JUDO CLUB
The Lixnaw Judo Club will commence on Monday 24th September, at 7.15 p.m. in Nano Nagle School, Lixnaw. For children 5 years plus. New members welcome. Contact Bec on 0086 0889184 for more information.

PARENTS AND TODDLERS GROUP
The Kilflynn Parents and Toddles group meet every Monday and Thursday mornings from 10.30 to 12.30 in St. Columbus Centre, Kilflynn Village.
New parents/minders and there toddlers are always welcome so come along for a coffee and chat while the toddlers play. Anyone looking for a new house for old toys in good working order, the toddler group would appreciate them. Any quires please text/phone to 087 0637549.

SANTOS A.G.M
Kilflynn Santos Soccer club will hold their Annual General meeting on Thursday night, 20th September, at 9.00 p.m. in St. Columbas Centre, Kilflynn. Player’s registration of €55 will also be taken up night.
All are welcome to attend this meeting, and new players are welcome to Join.

PARISH MISSION
The Parish Mission will be held on Sunday October 21st to Saturday 27th October.

MINOR HURLERS
The Crotta and Ballyheigue minor hurlers will contest the County Minor A Championship semi final on Saturday 29th September. Please note the change of date, There is no venue and time fixed at the time of going to press.

CHURCH NEWS
Those Required for Church duties in St. Mary's Church Kilflynn are follows: Readers for: Saturday 22nd September and Sunday 23rd September, Vigil Tom O’Donoghue Morning Karen O’Driscoll.
Eucharistic Ministers for Saturday 22nd September and Sunday 23rd September, Vigil: Anne Sheehan, Morning: Teresa Power. Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday 19th September, at 10 a.m. And Mass will celebrate on Saturday evening at 8.30 p.m. and Sunday morning at 10 .00 a.m. For James Sheehan, Castletown, Kilflynn. There will be Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament: Mondays in St. Mary's from 4.00 p.m. to 9.00 p.m. Stations: Anyone interested in hosting a station mass please contact Fr. Fitzgerald.

ENGAGEMENT
Congratulations and best wishes to Elaine Whelan, Ballyduff and Thomas Mc Elligott, Liscullane, Lixnaw who announced their engagement recently.

Engaged: Elaine Whelan and Thomas Mc Elligott

ABBEYDORNEY GOLF SOCIETY
Due to the unavailability of Charleville Golf Course and clashes with other outings, it has been decided to defer Mr Dan O'Connor's Captain's prize to the next outing at Skellig Bay on Oct 22nd when the final of the Singles Matchplay will also be played

HERBERTS BAR
Music in Herbert’s Bar, Kilflynn, on Sunday Evening, with Danny Goggin.

CROTTA LOTTO RESULTS
The four numbers picked out of the drum, by Independent observer: Lisa Keane, Glenballyma, Kilflynn, in The Crotta hurling club lotto, at Herbert‘s, Kilflynn on Monday 10th September, were: 2, 16, 25, & 27.
There was no winner of the €8,700. The Three lucky dip winners each receive €35: Lulu O’Flaherty, Fahavane, Kilflynn, James Carmody, Rae, and Bess Falvey, Ballyrehan, Lixnaw.
The four numbers picked out of the drum, by Independent observer: Michelle Quirke, Tralee, in The Crotta hurling club lotto, at Parker‘s, Kilflynn on Monday 17th September, were: 1, 4, 22, & 28.
There was no winner of the €8,800. The Three lucky dip winners each receive €35: John McCarthy, Knockbrack, Kilflynn, Anne Sheehan, Castletown, Kilflynn, and Eileen Gleasure, Luton, England.
The next draw take place in Herbert‘s, Kilflynn on Monday Night, 24th September with a €8,900 Jackpot. Tickets are available at €2 from Crotta Tickets are available at €2 from Crotta Club tickets sellers or from The Gala Shop, Kilflynn, and Herbert’s Bar, Parker's bar and at Kilflynn Post Office.

DARTS IN PARKERS
The weekly Darts Double Tournament in Parker’s Lounge Bar, on Saturday 8th September. In the Final, Paddy Weir and J.P Twomey defeated Declan Falvey and Karl Shanahan.
The weekly Darts Double Tournament in Parker’s Lounge Bar, on Saturday 15th September. In the Final, Karl Shanahan and J.P Twomey defeated Micheal O’Sullivan and Graham Harris.
The winners received a Leg of Lamb.The weekly Darts Doubles Tournament will continue this Saturday 22nd September. At 10.30 p.m. in Parker’s Lounge bar. Legs of Lamb to be won

CROTTA GOLF OUTING
The Crotta hurling club will hold their annual Golf outing on Saturday 6th October in Ballyheigue Golf course, Team of four €160. Contact club offices for further info.

LIXNAW GOLF SOCIETY
Indian summer conditions prevailed for the singles stableford competition held at Ceann Sibéal on Saturday 8th September. The winner was Seamus Browne who followed up on his Captain's prize success with another impressive performance. Seamus playing off a handicap of 15 had a fine score of 40 points.
Second was Mike Hickey (15) with 36 points. Third with 35 points was Jerome McCarthy (20). Padraig Fitzmaurice (22) was fourth, also with 35 points. In fifth and sixth places respectively were Michael Barry (13) with 34 points and Declan Falvey (22) with 33 points. Willie Moloney (20) had the best front nine with 21 points and Denny McCarthy (15) won the back nine prize with 18 points. The presentation was hosted by Joan and Pat Herbert Kilflynn and the Society is grateful to them for their sponsorship of the outing. The President's prize has been rearranged for Saturday October 13th at Killorglin. It will be the final event in The Golfer of the Year competition which, as always is very keenly contested. The front runners going into the final show down are Seamus Browne, Mike Hickey and Mick Devaney.

CROTTA CLUB OFFICERS MEETING
There will be Meeting of the Crotta Hurling club officers, at the club rooms, Dromakee, Kilflynn on Wednesday 19th September, regarding the Club golf outing on Saturday 6th October. All officers are requested to attend this meeting.

FOSTER CARERS
Foster Carers are required for local children of all ages in the Kerry area on a short term, long term and weekend basis. Public information sessions will be held at the following venues from 7.30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Monday, 24th September - KDYS Denny Street, Tralee
Tuesday, 25th September - Listowel Arms Hotel, Listowel
Wednesday, 26th September - River Island Hotel, Castleisland
Further information from the H. S. E. at 066-7195623

SIAMSA TIRE
Siamsa Tíre Music in Focus with Tara Erraught & Giuseppi de Ligia on Sunday 23rd September at 8.00 p.m. For details phone 7123055

 


11th September
KILFLYNN DEFIBRILLATION GROUP
The Kilflynn Defibrillation Group has been set up following the training course in the use of the defibrillator which took place last May. With the support of the community a defibrillator has been installed in the church and there is ongoing work by the group in the development of the service and in the care and maintenance of the defibrillator and equipment. The group has organised a second course in the use of the defibrillator and this will take place at the Bon Secours Hospital, Tralee on Tuesday 2nd October and Thursday 4th October 2007 between 7.30pm and 9.30 pm. The Kilflynn Defibrillation Group wish to develop and extend the existing team in providing this important service and if you wish to train on the use of the defibrillator and are from the Kilflynn area, you are invited to contact Julie Shanahan by the weekend. Tel. 7135268 or 087 6148916. The Defibrillation Group wish to invite any people, who already are competent in the use of the defibrillator, to attend our next meeting which will be advertised in the notes following the forthcoming training course.

SPEECH AND DRAMA
Enrolment for Speech & Drama classes at 3.30pm on Tuesday 11th Sept. in St. Columbus Centre. Classes to commence on Wednesday 19th Sept.
Teacher: Mrs. Ger Madden A.L.C.M. Affiliated to The Irish Board of Speech & Drama.

PARENTS AND TODDLERS GROUP
The Kilflynn Parents and Toddles group meet every Monday and Thursday mornings from 10.30 to 12.30 in St. Columbus Centre, Kilflynn Village.
New parents/minders and there toddlers are always welcome so come along for a coffee and chat while the toddlers play. Anyone looking for a new house for old toys in good working order, the toddler group would appreciate them. Any quires please text/phone to 087 0637549.

UNIQUE ALL IRELAND MUNSTER FINAL
After four months, 55 matches and 33 contenders it’s now time for Kerry and Cork to face each other for the prestige title of All Ireland Senior Champions. It’s a rivalry that extends back to 1889 when Cork and Kerry met for the first time in the championship in Mallow and 118 years later they’re set for their biggest clash in history when they meet in the Bank of Ireland football championship final in Croke Park. If successful, Cork will celebrate their first All-Ireland football title since 1990 and their seventh in all, while Kerry will take a record 35th title. Meath referee, David Coldrick will referee what will be the second same-province final in four years, following Armagh v Tyrone in 2003. Cork v Kerry has always been one of the great rivalries in Gaelic football but it has intensified since the introduction of the All-Ireland qualifiers in 2001 and has resulted in three meetings between the sides in All-Ireland semi-finals (2002-2005-2006), followed by this year’s historic clash in the final. Kerry won all three semi-finals.
It will be the 13th championship meeting between the counties this decade and the 5th since the start of last year’s campaign. They met three times last year with the score standing at 1-1 each with one draw while Kerry beat Cork by two points in this year’s Munster final.

PARISH MISSION
A meeting of Abbeydorney and Kilflynn Liturgy Groups along with the Parish Pastoral Council will be held in the presbytery on Thursday 13th September at 8.00 p.m
Members of the Redemptorists will be present to discuss the forthcoming Mission.

KERRY EARTH DAY 2007
Saturday 15th September, 10am -4pm. Theme: Water:-Our Liquid Gold Base: Old Monastery, Port Rd, Killarney Workshops, Plenary Session, Information Stands & much more. Everyone is welcome to the day’s events and to the 6.15 p.m. mass in the Cathedral to give thanks for all of God’s creation. Application forms from JP II Centre, Killarney, Tel. 064-32644

MINOR HURLERS
The Crotta and Ballyheigue minor hurlers will contest the County Minor A Championship semi final on Saturday 22nd September. There is no venue and time fixed at the time of going to press.

CHURCH NEWS
Those Required for Church duties in St. Mary's Church Kilflynn are follows: Readers for: Saturday 15th September and Sunday 16th September, Vigil: John Flaherty, Morning, Mary Mc Kenna. Eucharistic Ministers for Saturday 15th September and Sunday 16th September, Vigil: Joe Buckley, Morning, Mary McCarthy. Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday 12th September, at 10 a.m. And Mass will celebrate on Saturday evening at 8.30 p.m. and Sunday morning at 10 .00 a.m. There will be Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament: Mondays in St. Mary's from 4.00 p.m. to 9.00 p.m.
Stations: Anyone interested in hosting a station mass please contact Fr. Fitzgerald.

THANKS
The recent Diocesan Needs Collection amounted to €611. Thanks to all who contributed and to those who took up the collection.

HERBERTS BAR
Music in Herbert’s Bar, Kilflynn, on Sunday Evening, with Fergus and Ray.

CROTTA LOTTO RESULTS
The four numbers picked out of the drum, by Independent observer: Lisa Keane, Glenballyma, Kilflynn, in The Crotta hurling club lotto, at Herbert‘s, Kilflynn on Monday 10th September, were: 2, 16, 25, & 27. There was no winner of the €8,700. The Three lucky dip winners each receive €35: Lulu O’Flaherty, Fahavane, Kilflynn, James Carmody, Rae, and Bess Falvey, Ballyrehan, Lixnaw. The next draw take place in Parker‘s Pub, Kilflynn on Monday Night, 17th September with a €8,800 Jackpot. Tickets are available at €2 from Crotta Tickets are available at €2 from Crotta Club tickets sellers or from The Gala Shop, Kilflynn, and Herbert’s Bar, Parker's bar and at Kilflynn Post Office.

DARTS IN PARKERS
The weekly Darts Double Tournament in Parker’s Lounge Bar, on Saturday 8th September. In the Final, Paddy Weir and J.P Twomey defeated Declan Falvey and Karl Shanahan. The winners received a Leg of Lamb.The weekly Darts Doubles Tournament will continue this Saturday 15th September. At 10.30 p.m. in Parker’s Lounge bar. Legs of Lamb to be won

CHURCH GATE COLLECTION
The Annual Church Gate Collection in aid of the Kerry Team Training Fund in Kilflynn amounted to €373, on September 8th & 9th. The Crotta hurling club would like to Thank to all who contributed and to those who took up the collection and Wish the Best of Luck to Kerry on Sunday. ALL IRELAND FOOTBALL TICKETS: The Crotta Hurling club Members draw for tickets for the All Ireland Football Final, will take place in the Club rooms, Dromakee, Kilflynn, on Wednesday 12th September at 8.30 p.m.

WIN ALL-IRELAND FINAL TICKETS
The Kerry GAA Supporters Club are organising a raffle for 10 pairs of Stand Tickets for the All-Ireland Finals. The cost is €5 a line and each card had 20 lines. Cards have been distributed throughout the county and the Kerry Association in Dublin. All the proceeds go to the Kerry Senior Team training fund. Tickets are available from the local shop and local pubs.

CROTTA GOLF OUTING
The Crotta hurling club, will hold their annual Golf outing on Saturday 6th October in Ballyheigue Golf course, Team of four €160.
Contact club offices for further info.

ALL-IRELAND WEEKEND EVENTS IN DUBLIN
Live music and Disco will be at City West Hotel, Dublin on the Sunday of the All-Ireland Final weekend. Admission is €20. Tickets will be available in Dublin from Kerry Association members and at the Kerry County Board Office during the week leading up to the final. Arrangements can be made for overnight accommodation at the hotel and a return shuttle bus service will be available from the hotel before and after the game.

UNDER 8 HURLERS
The Crotta under 8 team took part in an under 8 blitz by Abbeydorney GAA Club last Saturday. The young lads in green and red emerged victorious after winning all their matches.
First up were Ballyduff and this proved to be a very tough encounter. It was end to end playing ground hurling only. Chances came and went but half way through the first half Jack McKenna scored what turned out to be the crucial score of the match, when he goaled from close range. We faced a second half on slaughter and the changing of Darragh O'Donoghue from the full forward line to the full back line stemmed the tide. Barry Mahony (who was the outstanding player in the tournament) Aaron Murnane and Jack McKenna got through and immense amount of work. Darragh Behan, Brian O'Connell, Aodhan McKenna (who was introduced as a sub in this match and held his place for the remaining games) gave it their all. Dominic Nolan gave a tremendous display of full back play bringing ball after ball from defence. Ballyduff through to their never say die spirit had one last chance from a line ball but Adam O'Sullivan made a magnificent save to keep his goal intact and keep Crotta ahead. Full time Crotta 1-00 Ballyduff 0-00.
Match 2 was against Ardfert and after a goal less ground hurling first half, the match was much more entertaining when normal hurling applied. Barry Mahony gave Crotta the lead firing over a fine point from thirty yards out. Soon after he scored Crotta's first goal after good work by Aaron Murnane. Darragh Murnane, Sean Holden, David Ryan and Darragh Clarke all came on as subs in this match. Barry Mahony cut a line ball over the bar for a great point mid way through this second half and Darragh O'Donoghue scored another goal having previously hit the post to close the scoring Crotta 2-02 Ardfert 0-00.
To win the tournament Crotta had to keep up their 100% record.

The Crotta under 8 Hurling team took part in an under 8 blitz by Abbeydorney GAA Club last Saturday 8th September

The team was as follows: Adam O'Sullivan, John Quilter, Dominic Nolan, Darragh Behan, Aaron Murnane, Barry Mahony, Jack McKenna, Sean Holden, Brian O'Connell, Darragh Clarke, Darragh O'Donoghue, Aodhan McKenna.
Subs: Declan O'Donoghue, Darragh Murnane, Sean Murnane, Edith White, David Ryan, Aodhan Behan.
Again this match was played using ground hurling only in the first half and normal rules in the second. Crotta led by 3 goals to nil at half time through goals by Barry Mahony and Jack McKenna. A much stronger Crotta team upped their performance in the second half and goals from Darragh O'Donoghue (1) and Adam O'Sullivan (2) who had changed places with O' Donoghue who now guarded the net. All subs played in this final game. Crotta emerged from the day as worthy winners of a well organised and well run Tournament. Thanks to all at Abbeydorney GAA Club especially Timmy Spillane and Mikey Leahy.
All players played their part and one player who never put a foot wrong during all games was John Quilter, Adam O'Sullivan made a brilliant save against Ballyduff and was consistent with puck-outs. Dominic Nolan was the pick of a very sound back line. The fact that they did not concede a score is testament to this. Jack, Barry and Aaron played very well in midfield with Barry being the most skilful player on view. Jack chipped in with goals (especially that most important one against Ballyduff) During the tournament all forwards played their part with Brian O'Connell, Aodhan McKenna, Darragh Clarke, Sean Holden, David Ryan working tirelessly. Darragh O'Donoghue showed his versatility by scoring, playing in the full back line and eventually ending up goalkeeper in the latter stages of the final game. Twins Sean and Darragh Murnance and Aodhan Behan wore the club colours for the first time so well done to them.
Good to see both under 8 and under 10 squads winning tournaments but all players have room to improve. Training will continue on Wednesday evenings at 6.45pm for one hour. As Brian Cody the Kilkenny manager said last week to young players "keep pucking a sliotar off a wall to build up skill"

UNDER 10 HURLERS
Our under 10 team played Ardfert last Sunday morning in Dromakee. Both teams were missing a few regulars but it was an excellent contest. These teams seem to bring out the best in each other and those present witnessed a fine match. Ardfert started the much brighter and soon took the lead with a well struck long range point. A lot of the Crotta lads were playing their first match since the blitz win and it took them a while to get into their stride. Jordan Conway, Sean O'Donoghue and Donacha Brosnan shot wides during the first half but to be fair to them they were put under pressure by the tight marking of the Ardfert backs. On the stroke of half time Jordan Conway gained possession on the right and evaded two challenges before finishing to the net from a tight angle. Jordan again goaled after half time to put the score at Crotta 2-0 Ardfert a point. There was some great passages of play and an excellent clearance out of defence by Darragh Ryan who was solid throughout, found Jordan who slotted it over the bar. Adrian O'Mahony after a slow start was now reading the play and he played Sean O'Donoghue through with a lovely pass and O'Donoghue raised a white flag. the same player goaled shortly after following a great ball across the goals from Darragh Sheehan. Barry Mahony was given no chance in the Crotta goals after a good Ardfert attack. As the play became more open Adrian Mahony and Darragh Sheehan scored points and Jordan Conway finished the scoring with a late goal. Barry Mahony did not have much to do due to a solid back line in front of him. Darragh Ryan as stated earlier was excellent and ably assisted by David Behan who latched on to every loose ball. All players gave it their all and the pick of the forwards were Jordan Conway (3-1) and Sean O'Donoghue (1-1).
Thanks to Ardfert and especially to Tadgh O'Sullivan for travelling to Dromakee.
The Crotta team lined out as follows: Barry Mahony, Brandon Conway, Thomas Quinlan, Darragh Ryan, David Behan, Bill Keane, Adrian Mahony(0-1), Raymond Nolan, Cathal Kennelly, Donacha Brosnan, Sean O'Donoghue(1-1) Jordan Conway
(3-1) Darragh Sheehan(0-1) for Donnacha Brosnan (H/T), Darragh Kennelly for Bill Keane, Adam O'Sullivan for Sean O'Donoghue, Dominic Nolan for Raymond Nolan, Mark Egan for Thomas Quinlan, Nathan Fahy for Brandon Conway, Brendan Mahony refereed the match.

G.A.A RESULTS
AIB Senior County Hurling Championship Semi Final Results:
Lixnaw 1-15, Causeway 2-8, and Kilmoyley 1-15, Ballyheigue 2-02.
Both games were played at Austin Stacks Park Tralee, on Sunday 9th September.


4th September
KILFLYNN N.S.
Twelve children commenced their education in Junior Infants in St. Teresa's National School, Kilflynn on Monday 3rd September: Cillian Baker, Ballinageragh, Martin Mc Elligott, Fahavane, Tadhg Mc Kenna, Dromakee, Denis Nolan, Garrynagore, Ryan Nolan, Knocknacaska, Eoin Relihan, Tullacrimmin, Aoife Bowler, Knocknacaska, Aoibhe Mc Kenna, Castletown, Nicola O' Connor, Garrynagore, Amy Quirke, Tullig, Ada Relihan, Cappa, and Ciara Rohan, Knockbrack and Tyrone Pyle, Fear an Flainn, Kilflynn was also enrolled in 5th class.
Best of luck, especially to the children who are starting primary and post primary for the first time. This is a very special time of year for them, and one that will stay with them for many years to come. Also best of luck to the Teachers in their new School term.

SYMPATHY
Sincere Sympathy is extended to the family, relatives and friends of Fr. Florence O’Carroll, Pallotine Fathers late of Parknageragh and Argentina who died recently. 76- year- old Fr. Florence O’ Carroll, was born in Abbeydorney, died in the critical care unit of Cork University Hospital on Wednesday 29th August, six days after a car crash which occurred near Ferry Bridge in Ballyduff.

Fomer Crotta and Santos players Patrick O'Connell and Tom Yank Mc Elligott enjoy a Beer  with Former Abbeydorney Star Tony McCarthy at the Shannon Arms, San Francisco recently

REGISTER OF ELECTORS
The draft Register of Electors is now being updated. If you have reached the age of 18 years or have recently changed address you can contact the Franchise Office, Kerry County Council on (066) 7183957/(1800) 245300 to have your details amended. You can also Email the office at ereg@kerrycoco.ie. Application forms are also available at Post Offices, Garda Stations, Libraries and County Council Offices. Remember; if you are not on the Register of Electors, then you won’t be able to vote.

PUT UNUSED MOBILE PHONES TO USE
If you have any old mobile phone around the house that you are not using or is not working you can assist people in need by donating the phones to the Jack and Jill Foundation.
The Jack & Jill Children's Foundation helps alleviate the very distressful suffering experienced by tiny babies born with severe developmental delay until they reach the age of four years.
Today the sad reality in Ireland is that succour for children under four years of age and their families is at best underdeveloped and at worst non-existent.
The Association help babies born with severe developmental delay. Usually that means that they can not function at birth and require 24 hour care. This is not covered by most state or private insurance schemes and both babies and families suffer tremendously.
Throughout this summer the Killarney Outlet Centre will be an official drop off and collection point for the Jack and Jill Mobile Phone Appeal. For every old mobile phone recycled through this project the Jack and Jill Foundation will receive E10. To collect your free post envelope or drop off your mobile phone if you are visiting Killarney during the Summer call into the Killarney Outlet Centre to help with this worthy cause.
Check out www.jackandjill.ie for further information on the Jack and Jill Mobile Phones Appeal.

CHURCH NEWS
Those Required for Church duties in St. Mary's Church Kilflynn are follows: Readers for: Saturday 8th September and Sunday 9th September, Vigil: Pauline Gleasure, Morning, Josephine Lynch. Eucharistic Ministers for Saturday 8th September and Sunday 9th September, Vigil Joan Hussey, Morning, Noreen Leen. Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday 5th September, at 7.30 p.m. for Sr. Mary Benizi Walsh, Cappa, who died recently ,and Mass on Friday 7th September at 7.00 p.m. for the First Friday and Saturday evening Mass at 8.30 p.m. on Sunday September at 10.00 a.m. is for John Twomey, Dromakee, Kilflynn. There will be Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament: Mondays in St. Mary's from 4.00 p.m. to 9.00 p.m.

HERBERTS BAR
Music in Herbert’s Bar, Kilflynn, on Sunday Evening, with The Blowins

Independent observer Eamon Leen, Leith checking the numbers with Adrian Keane at The Crotta Hurling Club lotto draw on Monday night in Parker's Pub

CROTTA LOTTO RESULTS
The four numbers picked out of the drum, by Independent observer: Eamon Leen, Leith, in The Crotta hurling club lotto, at Parker‘s Pub, Kilflynn on Monday 3rd September, were: 5, 15, 18, & 26. There was no winner of the €8,600. The Three lucky dip winners each receive €35: Paul Harris, Tullig Lower, Kilflynn, Pat Herbert, Kilflynn and Sean Gleasure, Crotta. The next draw take place in Herbert‘s Bar, Kilflynn on Monday Night, 10th September with a €8,600 Jackpot. Tickets are available at €2 from Crotta Tickets are available at €2 from Crotta Club tickets sellers or from The Gala Shop, Kilflynn, and Herbert’s Bar, Parker's bar and at Kilflynn Post Office.

DARTS IN PARKERS
The weekly Darts Double Tournament in Parker’s Lounge Bar, on Friday 31st August. In the Final, Phil Morris and J.P Twomey defeated Paud Twomey and Richard Parkinson. The winners received a Leg of Lamb.The weekly Darts Doubles Tournament will continue this Saturday night, August at 10.30 p.m. in Parker’s Lounge bar. Legs of Lamb to be won

GRANT APPLICATIONS
Kerry education service and Kerry county council wish to remind all applicants that the closing date for receipt of completed third level education grant applications is Friday 31st august at 1 pm. students attending an institute of technology or a plc college or who are progressing from a higher certificate or ordinary degree to an honours degree course should apply to Kerry education service at 066 7121612 while students attending a university should apply to Kerry county council at 066 7183530!”

YOUTH
Mount Mellary Abbey Youth 2000 retreat, Fri 7th - Sun 9th September. Weekend retreat full of fun, laughter, craic & prayer for young people aged 16 to 35yrs. For further information log on to www.youth2000.ie or contact Mike 087-2677214, Therese 086-6061479 or Dave 085-7167904.

IRISH CANCER SOCIETY
The Irish Cancer Society Harvest walk 2007, on Sunday 9th September, Leaving from the Greyhound Bar, Tralee at 11.30 a.m. For Further Information contact Chris Griffin 087 2340426.

KERRY COUNTY BOARD FUND RAISING EVENTS
Playing in the All-Ireland Football Final costs a lot of money and in order to raise funds there will be a number of official fund-raising events organised by Kerry County Board prior to the All-Ireland Final and also in Dublin during the All-Ireland weekend. The Kerry County board are appealing to clubs and supporters to give their full backing and support to the official fund-raising events that have been organised by Kerry County Board leading up to the final. Supporters are also requested to be alert to some unofficial fund raising ventures that are already in operation. These are not endorsed or supported by Kerry County Board and the funds raised are solely for commercial profit.

CROTTA SENIORS
The Crotta Senior hurlers bowed out of this years A.I.B County Senior Championship at Austin Stack’s Park, Tralee on Tuesday evening, when they were defeated by Lixnaw by 2-17 to 1-11.Crotta did not play to their usual high standard on the evening, Lixnaw led by 1-09 to 1-05 at the interval. Check out the match report in the sports section of The Kerryman.
Crotta team and scorers: Jerome O’Sullivan, Tom Mc Elligott, John P Quilter, Philip Twomey, Diarmuid Mc Kenna, Padraig Cronin, Cyril Lynch, Tom Cronin (Captain), Andrew Keane (1-05, 0-5f), Colm Mc Elligott (0-01), Ian McCarthy(0-04, 0-2f ), Sean Twomey, Francis Keane, Mike Lynch and Matt Lynch
Subs: John Edwards for F. Keane, Jonathan Caffrey for Mike Lynch, Pa Quille for D. Mc Kenna, David Galvin (0-01) for S. Twomey, Richard Nolan, Paul Costello, Brendan Mahony, Paul Lenihan, Paul Shanahan, and Shane Mc Auliffe.

CHURCH GATE COLLECTION
The Annual Church Gate Collection in aid of the Kerry Team Training Fund will take place this weekend, September 8th & 9th. Every club in the county is urged to make a great effort this year especially now that we are in the All-Ireland Final.

FUNDRAISING BANQUET
A fund raising banquet in aid of the Senior Team training fund will be held at The Brandon Hotel, Tralee on Saturday September 8th. A table of ten costs €1,500 and will include two stand tickets. Enquiries for booking tables should be made to County Committee officers, Patrick O’Sullivan, Mike McCarthy, Bernie Reen, John Joe O’Carroll, or the County Board Office (066) 71 22061. Advance Booking is advisable.

ALL IRELAND FOOTBALL FINAL
Anyone Crotta Hurling club member wishing to enter the draw for tickets for the All Ireland Football Final, please give your name to Crotta Club Secretary Paul Shanahan. On 087 9715781. The draw for the tickets will take place as soon as the club receives their allotment, so please ask any Club officers regarding the draw. Anyone looking for a family ticket contact please Paul before Thursday 6th September as the club will only receive a limited number of Family tickets. Book early, This is to enable people to plan their trip if they get a ticket.

PLAYERS HOLIDAY FUND
The Kerry Senior Football players will be presented with a Toyota Car as All-Ireland Finalists. Tickets for the car raffle are €10 and they will be on sale leading up to the All-Ireland Final. All the proceeds are going towards the Players Holiday Fund. Thousands of Kerry people are prepared to spend quite a lot of money during the All-Ireland Final weekend in Dublin so we are asking those in particular to support the Players Holiday Fund by purchasing a €10 raffle ticket with their All-Ireland Final Ticket.
The distribution of All-Ireland Final tickets will be tied in with the Car Raffle. It is a very small extra donation when compared to the other costs that people will incur. We are asking our supporters to show a small appreciation for the players who made it all possible.
Tickets are available from Club Secretaries and County Committee Officers. Tickets can also be bought by sending your Name, Address & Phone Number together with Cheque or Postal Order to cover the cost of ticket(s) to: - Éamon O’Sullivan, Rúnaí, P.O. Box 125, The Pavilion, Austin Stack Park, Tralee, Co. Kerry.
The Players Holiday Fund deserves to be supported especially by those of us who have got such enjoyment from their performances during the year. This is team’s fourth successive appearance in the All-Ireland Final and this is a tribute to their dedication and to their undoubted football talent. There was some negative comments made about All-Ireland Final tickets being tied in with the Car Raffle last year but they were very much in the minority and the venture received full backing from the vast majority of Kerry Supporters.

DRAW FOR ALL-IRELAND TICKETS
The Kerry GAA Supporters Club are organising a raffle for 10 pairs of Stand Tickets for the All-Ireland Finals. The cost is €5 a line and each card had 20 lines. Cards have been distributed throughout the county and the Kerry Association in Dublin. All the proceeds go to the Kerry Senior Team training fund.

DUBLIN GOLF CLASSIC
Luke and Yvonne Moriarty are organising a Golf Classic at City West, Dublin on Friday September 14th. There will be two stand tickets for each entry. The proceeds of the Golf Classic will go to the Kerry Senior Team Training Fund. For further information regarding teams and times contact Yvonne Moriarty at 087 6889698 or the Kerry County Board Office at 066 71 22061

ALL-IRELAND WEEKEND EVENTS IN DUBLIN
Live music and Disco will be at City West Hotel, Dublin on the Sunday of the All-Ireland Final weekend. Admission is €20. Tickets will be available in Dublin from Kerry Association members and at the Kerry County Board Office during the week leading up to the final. Arrangements can be made for overnight accommodation at the hotel and a return shuttle bus service will be available from the hotel before and after the game.

PARISH MISSION
There will be a Parish Mission on October 21st to October 27th and it will be conducted by the Redemptorist Fathers. More details later.

ACTIVE RETIRED
A meeting for the Active Retired Group will be held in the Community Hall, Abbeydorney on Wednesday 5th September commencing at 1.00 p.m. A meal will be served, followed by entertainment. Transport for anyone requiring it can be arranged. Contact Noreen at 7135831

KINGDOM TUBES MASS
Mass will take place for ex-Kingdom Tubes workers on Thursday 6rh September at 7.30 p.m. in St. John’s Church, Castle St. Tralee. A get-together will take place afterwards in the Parish Centre.

THANKS
The Kerry Branch-National Council for the Blind wish to thank the collectors and the very generous subscribers to the recent Church Gate Collections. The amount collected was €802.97.

JOIN THE SAMARITANS
Kerry Samaritans seek new Volunteers to help them in their work ... i.e. to help create an Ireland in which fewer people die by suicide. Information Nights will be held in the Listowel Arms on Sept. 11th In the Killarney Heights on Sept. 12th. In the Branch Centre, Moyderwell, Tralee on Sept. 13th: all at 8pm. An Interview evening will be held in the Tralee Centre on Sept. 19 starting at 7.30pm and training of new Volunteers begins in early October.


 

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