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NEWS June 2006

27th June
RING OF KERRY CYCLE
The Annual Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle of 112 miles takes place this Saturday July 1st and it is expected that about 15 locals led by their coach Graham Harris, who have been seen in serious training over the past few weeks will be participating in this arduous event. We wish them all the best of luck and that the weather is better than last year when they had to endure gale force winds and driving rain for most of the journey. They are collecting funds for Enable Ireland so we would ask you to contribute generously to this very worthy cause, to any of the cyclists or to the writer of these notes who will pass on same. Those expected to take part are Graham Harris, Michael Barry, Karina Lynn, Norma O'Connor, Helen Kelly-Fuller, Valerie Lynch, Sabina O'Connell, Austin Brosnan, Bobs Barry, Kathleen Lynch, Dan McCarthy, Derek Bones, Danny Murphy, Sarah O'Connell and Maura Barry.

TAEKWON DO
On Sunday last 25th June, at St. Columbas Centre, Kilflynn, Six Students from The Pilsung School of Taekwon Do Kilflynn, went forward for a colour belt Grading. Examiners on the day were Mr. Adrian O’ Mahony and Mr. Michael Murphy, both 5th Degree Black Belts and International Instructors Examiners and both on the Technical Committee for Taekwon Do in Ireland which sets the standards for I.T.F Taekwon Do so these students would have to prove they could perform to the highest standard. First on the floor were Seamus White, Kilflynn Cillian Mullins, Kilflynn, William O’Connor, Lyrecompane. They were all required to perform Kicks, Blocks, Patterns, Self Defence and Explain where and why they would use the Techniques. The Second Group to take the floor were Father and Son, Ray and Joseph Fahy, Kilflynn and David Culloty, Ardfert, as these were older than the first group they had to perform all of the above but with much more power. These Three Students were on the floor for 35 minutes so at the end there were some tired bodies. All Students passed but were informed that there training would now get harder, Mr. O’ Mahony wished all students the best for their training in the future and advised that they would get out what they put into their training .Classes continue through out the summer in St. Columbas Centre, Kilflynn every Saturday from 4.00 p.m. to 6.00 p.m. All are Welcome.

CEMETERY MASSES
Mass will be celebrated at Kyrie Eleison Cemetery, Abbeydorney on Tuesday 4th July at 8.00 p.m. , Killahan Cemetery, Abbeydorney on Friday 7th July at 8.00 p.m. and in St. Mary Cemetery, Kilflynn on Tuesday 11th July at 8.00 p.m.

SOCCER
Kilflynn Santos Senior team advanced to the semi final of the Tommy Healy Soccer cup on Thursday evening last with a hard fought win over Listowel Celtic C at Listowel Celtic Grounds. Santos scored first with Colm Mc Elligott beating the Listowel keeper from the edge of box, Listowel equalised within 10 minutes with a well worked move to make the score 1-1 at half time. The game finishes 1-1 after 90 minutes and went into extra time. Both teams tried hard but could not make the breakthrough and faced into the 2nd half of extra time, Three minutes from the end Andrew Keane, took the ball a Listowel player in mid field and went on a solo run beating 3 defeated and putting the ball in the corner of the net. Final score after 120 minutes 2-1 to Santos. Team: Mark Mc Namara, Jonathan Caffrey, Kevin Mc Carthy, Aidan Scanlon, Philip Twomey, David Mc Loughlin, Andrew Keane, Tom Burke, Brendan Keane, Gary Hogan, and Colm Mc Elligott. Sub: Colin Curran for J. Caffrey. For the record Colm Mc Elligott and Mikie Barry was Kilflynn Santos goal scorers in the drawn game played at Mounthawk Park, Tralee 13th June.

21ST BIRTHDAY
Congratulations to Elizabeth Galvin, Crotta who celebrated her 21st Birthday with her Family and Friends with a Party in Parker’s Lounge bar, Kilflynn. On Friday night 23rd June.

CHRISTY RING CUP
The Crotta Hurling club was represented by Andrew Keane at wing back on the Kerry Senior hurling team that lost to Wicklow in section 2B of the Christy Ring Cup on Saturday on 0-15 to 2-07 final score line. Next Game: Kerry V Mayo: Venue Austin Stack’s Park, Tralee on Saturday 8th July

LOTTO JACKPOT HITS €2,500
Parker’s Pub was the venue for The Crotta hurling club lotto draw on Monday night 26th June. The Four numbers drawn out of the drum by the Independent observer Lisa Keane, Glenballyma, Kilflynn were: 11, 16, 19 & 27. There were no winners of the €2,400 Jackpot. The Three lucky dip winners each receive €35: John and Eileen Lenihan, Leith, Moira Mc Elligott, Crotta, Lixnaw and Pascal Nolan, The Waterfall, Kilflynn The Next draw will take place in Cronin’s Bar on Monday Night 3rd July with a € 2,500 Jackpot. Tickets are available at €2 from Club tickets sellers or from Cronin's Bar, Parker's bar and at Kilflynn Post Office.

CHURCH NEWS
Those Required for Church duties in St. Mary's Church, Kilflynn are follows: Readers for: Saturday 1st July and Sunday 2nd July, Vigil: Bridget O’Connell, Morning: Catherine Caffrey. Eucharistic Ministers for Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd July, Vigil: Noreen Quilter, Morning: Mary Fuller. Mass will be celebrated at 10.00 a.m. on Wednesday morning 28th t June. Saturday evening Mass at 8.30 p.m. is for Michael Lynch, Clounafineela. Collectors for July are: Tom Mc Elligott, Margaret Dillon and Jimmy Walsh. Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament Monday from 4.00 p.m. to 9.00 p.m.

WEDDING BELLS
The wedding took place of Mike Relihan son of Elsie and Mike Relihan, Cappa, Kilflynn and Ann Connolly, Daughter of Kathleen and Brian Connolly, Brosna Cross, Brosna in St. Carthage’s Church, Brosna on Friday 9th June. The ceremony was performed by Fr. Tadhy O’ Dochartaigh. Best man was Joe Connolly and groomsmen were Tom Relihan and Frank Connolly. The Bridesmaids were Christina Moloney, Siobhan Connolly and Sheila Peacock. Flowers girls were Sarah Connolly, Ciara Connolly and Niamh Connolly. Pageboys were Eoin Relihan, Gavin Relihan and Daniel Connolly. The reception was held at Listowel Arms Hotel. Congratulations and Best wishes to the happy couple for the future.

DARTS
The winners of the weekly Darts Doubles Tournament, in Parker’s Lounge Bar on Saturday night 17th June were Karl Shanahan and Phil Morris who defeated Noel Falvey and Mike Fealy in the final. The winners of the weekly Darts Doubles Tournament, in Parker’s Lounge Bar on Saturday night 24th June Phil Morris and J.P Twomey who defeated Gerry Fuller and Paud Twomey in the final The winners received a leg of lamb each. The weekly Darts Doubles Tournament will continue on Saturday night. Names must be in for the draw at 10.15 p.m.



CROTTA SENIORS

The Crotta Senior hurlers were well defeated by Lixnaw on Sunday morning 26th June in the County Senior League Div 1 tie on the final score of 2-15 to 0-05. ENGAGEMENT Congratulations and Best wishes to Trudy Tate and Martin Ryan, of Ardnacaska, Knocknaska, Kilflynn who announced their engagement recently.

GOLF
Abbeydorney Golf Society held there Captain's Mike Fuller's Prize day at Castleisland Golf Club last Saturday. The weather conditions were good and the course was in excellent condition which was reflected in the scoring. 40 golfers participated. The outing was sponsored by Mike & Geraldine Parker to whom the society are most grateful. The presentation of prizes was held in Parker's bar where the merriment and dancing went on until the late hours. Results as follows 1st Paul Riordan (10) 40 pts, 2nd John Sexton (15) 36 pts, 3rd Cyril Lynch (24) 36pts, 4th Gary Kavanagh (16) 35pts, Front Nine Dan Brassil (14) 21pts, Back Nine Mike Lynch (24) 19pts, Nearest the Pin John Raggert, Longest Drive Mike Lynch. Guest Prizes Men 1st Kevin Fitzgerald (20) 36 pts 2nd Mike Leen (20) 30pts. Ladies Mary Savage (24) 37pts. The draw for the singles match play between the top 16 is as follows John Sexton V Gary Kavanagh, Paul Riordan V Pat Ruane, Ger Doyle V Dan Brassil, Fr Pat O'Donnell V Mundy Hayes, Jerry Fuller V Michael Barry, Fr Jack Fitzgerald V Dan O'Connor, Gerard Pierse V James McGrath, Mike Hickey V Cyril Lynch, Details of dates and rules will be posted to those who qualified. Our next outing is Tipperary Town Golf Club on the 15th July which will be a Fourball with the tee reserved from 11:30 to 1:00. Anyone interested in staying overnight is asked to contact Mike Fuller 087-2749299

VHI CUL CAMPS
Any Children interested in the 2006 VHI Cul Camps for Hurling and Football Coaching should register with Kerry County Board, @ Austin Stacks Tralee, Contact no 0667123666 or 0667122061 North Kerry Venues include Causeway 3-7 July, Ballyheigue 10-14th July, Abbeydorney and Causeway 17-21st July and Ardfert 24-28th July, Cost is €55 per child. Children must be between 7-13 years

MUNSTER FINAL TICKETS
Any Crotta Hurling Club Member requesting tickets for the Munster Football Final on Sunday 8th July, should contact Club Secretary James Sheehan now.

SENIORS
The Crotta Senior hurlers interested in this year’s North Kerry hurling championship came to end on Friday evening 16th June at Lixnaw, when they were defeated by Ballyduff by 1-15 to 1-09, despite leading at half time 0-05 to 0-04 score line. This game was a double up game of County league div 1 and North Kerry Championship. Crotta team and Scorers: Jerome O’Sullivan, Pa Quille, Tom B Mc Elligott, John P Quilter, David Galvin, Tom Cronin (0-01), Diarmuid Mc Kenna, Andrew Keane (0-05) , Mikie Barry, Colm Mc Elligott (0-01), Jack Twomey, Richard Nolan, Sean Twomey (0-02), John Edwards, and Francis Keane (1-00), Sub Seamus Enright for M.Barry (inj).

LISTOWEL CASTLE
The Listowel Castle is now open to the public for guided tours. Tours are available daily from 9.30 p.m. to 4.30 p.m. and depart from the Seanchai Centre; The Square Listowel Admission is free.

NOTES
If you have any notes you wish to have included in the Kilflynn Notes i.e Births, Wedding, Deaths, Events or any Breaking news………… please ring or email Mike on 087 9794541 or email mikeparker@eircom.net before noon on Mondays. If you don’t tell us we can’t tell them.


20th June
CONGRATULATIONS
to Fr. Pat O’Donnell on celebrating his Silver Jubilee and to Fr. Joe Nolan on his Golden Jubilee.

ACTIVE RETIRED
A Social Evening for the Active Retired will be held in the Abbeydorney Community Hall on Wednesday, 21st June; from 1.00 p.m. to 4.00 p.m. A meal will be served followed by Entertainment. Transport can be arranged if needed. For further information contact Noreen at 066 7135831.

NEW CD
Best of Luck to Local Musicians, Fergus O’Sullivan and Ray Fahey who have just released a 12 track C.D. Kindred Spirit which includes many favourites from The Fields Of Athenry, Seven Drunken Nights to The Rocky Road to Dublin and Follow Me up to Carlow.

GO GAMES BLITZ
As part of the development of hurling in Kerry a go games blitz was organised by Hurling Development Officer Maurice Leahy. The blitz took place on Tuesday 13th June in Ballyheigue. Eight National schools took part and this included Kilflynn NS. Teams comprised of seven players and the emphasis was on participation and enjoyment. Players had to be under eight and the Kilflynn team consisted of players from First class and Senior infants. Kilflynn’s group on the day was made up of teams from Abbeydorney, Ardfert and Kilmoyley National schools. Games consisted of four Seven minute quarters. Kilflynn remained undefeated after an hour and a half of hurling which underlines the strength of the panel of players at under eight level. Neutrals were very impressed with the skill levels of the young hurlers and the brand of hurling they played. All of the panel come from the Crotta under 8 squad and great credit is due to coaches Jerome O’Sullivan, Paul O’Donoghue, Francis White and Dominic Nolan. All the hard work is paying off as was evident on Tuesday. For the record the following was the team and substitutes: Goalkeeper: Dominic Nolan Backs: Mark Egan and Dylan Mc Elligott Midfielders: Adam O’Sullivan and Barry Mahony Forwards: Sean O’Donoghue and Jack McKenna Subs: Dara Clark, Aaron Murnane, David Ryan, Edith White, Chloe McElligott, and Michael O’Rourke. All of the Substitutes played their part as each played during the blitz. Two referees had to be provided by the school from sixth class and they were Jason Nolan and Seamus White. Paul O’Donoghue was team manager. Mrs O’ Shea represented the school and supervised al children. A number of parents transported children to and from the event and helped keep players hydrated on what was a very warm day. They were: Sheila O’Sullivan, Ann Mahony, Maura Egan, Bernie White and Fiona Clark

ABBEYDORNEY GOLF SOCIETY
Mike Fuller Captain of the society will hold his Captain's prize day in Castleisland Golf Course this Saturday June 24th. The tee is booked between 11:00am and 12:30pm. Presentation of prizes in Parkers Bar Kilflynn at 10:30pm. With the outing being kindly sponsored by Mike and Geraldine Parker. Guests are welcome to play by contacting Mike Fuller 087-2749299 or Tom McNeice 086-3263111 or Michael Barry 086-2571230.

LOTTO JACKPOT
The Four numbers drawn out of the drum by the Independent observer, Patricia Mc Galey, Fahavane, Kilflynn in The Crotta hurling club lotto Draw on Monday night 19th June in Cronin’s bar were: 14, 18, 20 & 27. There were no winners of the €2,300 Jackpot. The Three lucky dip winners each receive €35: Michael Fitzmaurice, Turbid, Paud Somers, Milltown, Abbeydorney, and James O’Connor, Laccamore. The Three lucky dip winning tickets were sold by Crotta lotto ticket Seller Paud Twomey, Garrynagore. The Next draw will take place in Cronin’s Bar on Monday Night 26th June with a € 2,400 Jackpot. Tickets are available at €2 from Club tickets sellers or from Cronin's Bar, Parker's bar and at Kilflynn Post Office.

CHURCH NEWS
Those Required for Church duties in St. Mary's Church, Kilflynn are follows: Readers for: Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th June, Vigil: The White Family. Morning: June Lynch. Eucharistic Ministers for Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th June, Vigil: Sheila Walsh. Morning: Jimmy Walsh. Mass will be celebrated at 10.00 a.m. on Wednesday morning 21st June. Saturday evening Mass at 8.30 p.m. is for Larry White, Tralee and late of Kilflynn. The Sunday Morning mass at 10.00 a.m. is for Pat Hanafin, Cappa, Kilflynn. Collectors for June are: Eddie Breen, Margaret Dillon and Jimmy Walsh. Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament Monday from 4.00 p.m. to 9.00 p.m.

DARTS
The winners of the weekly Darts Doubles Tournament, in Parker’s Lounge Bar on Saturday night were Karl Shanahan and Phil Morris who defeated Noel Falvey and Mike Fealy in the final. The winners received a leg of lamb each. This week’s Darts will be held on Saturday night. Names must be in for the draw at 10.15 p.m.

CROTTA SENIORS
The Crotta Senior hurlers are away to Lixnaw on Monday 26th June in the County Senior League Div 1.

PRAYER MEETING
A Medjugorje prayer meeting will take place in St. Brendan’s Church, Tralee on Wednesday June 21st with mass at 7.30 p.m. followed by a holy hour.

THANKS
The Abbeydorney/Kilflynn Care Group would like to thank the person who gave the anonymous donation of €100 towards our summer outing. We also would like to thank everyone who contributed to our recent church gate collection.


13th June
KILFLYNN VINTAGE CLUB

The Kilflynn Vintage Club are holding their Annual Vintage Tractor Run on Sunday, 18th June, There will be up to 50 Tractors participating in aid of The Alzheimer’s Society of Ireland (North Kerry branch). The 20 mile run will commence from Kilflynn Village at 12.30 p.m. Vintage enthusiasts will also have a treat as There will also be a Stationary Engine Display in the village on Sunday. Further information on the run can be had from Joe 086 3630213. A Day not to be missed .

SILVER JUBILEE
A Mass of thanksgiving will take place in St Mary’s Church, Kilflynn on Friday 16th June at 7.30 p.m. to Celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Fr. Pat O’Donnell Ordination, A Social gathering will take place immediately afterwards in Ballyroe Heights Hotel, Tralee. All are welcome

SOCCER AWARD
Congratulations to Sean Weir, Castletown, Kilflynn who was selected on the Kerry Schools boys Soccer team of the year. Sean plays his soccer with Clanmaurice under 13 and 14 Soccer teams, and he received his award on Friday night at function in The Gleneagle Hotel, Killarney. Sean was selected as forward on the team. The Clanmaurice under 14 Soccer squad also received their Div 1 runner up Medals, which Sean was a member.

GOLF CLASSIC
On Saturday, 3rd of June, The Kilflynn Coursing Club held a very successful and enjoyable golf classic played on Killorglin Golf Course. With the sun shining on one of the finest days of the year so far over a hundred golfers took on the magnificent course. The Club would like to thank those who sponsored teams, Tee boxes and of course those who played on the day. A barbecue was held in Cronin’s bar, Kilflynn that evening with music provided by D.J Clive. The following were the prize winners 1st: The winning team was sponsored by club PRO Mike Neenan and were: John O Keefe, Tim O' Donoghue and Shane O' Donoghue 2nd: Martin Murphy, Laurence Kelly, and Mary Murphy 3rd: Mundy Hayes, Jer Pierce, and Jim Crowley. Nearest to the pin: John Sexton Longest Drive: Marian Duggan.

SYMPATHY
Sincere Sympathy is extended to Teresa Whyte, Kilflynn Village on the recent death of her brother Jack Horgan, Francis Road, Ballybunion. Sincere Sympathy is extended also to Mary O’Carroll, Ballymacaquim, Abbeydorney on the recent death of her Mother, Bridget Reidy, Ballymacaquim, Abbeydorney. Sincere Sympathy is also extended to Aidan Sheehan, Castletown, Kilflynn on the death of his father Walter Sheehan, Derrylea, Oakpark, Tralee on Sunday 11th June. Sincere Sympathy is extended to Timmy and Hannah Horgan, Knocknacaska, Kilflynn on death of their brother Michael Horgan, late of Knocknacaska, Kilflynn. Burial took place in Birmingham. May they all rest in peace.

NEW VENTURE
Best wishes to Kate Browne, Mountcoal, Listowel who opened her new shop Kates County Kitchen in the Square Listowel on Monday 12th June

LOTTO JACKPOT
The Four numbers drawn out of the drum by the Independent observer, Paud Fuller, Fahavane, Kilflynn in The Crotta hurling club lotto Draw on Monday night 17th June in Parker’s bar were: 4, 7, 17 & 23. There were no winners of the €2,200 Jackpot. The Three lucky dip winners each receive €35: B. Lenihan, Ballybrohan, Abbeydorney, Keelin Deenihan, Ballyconell, Kilflynn and Kieran Nolan, Tullig, Kilflynn. The Next draw will take place in Cronin’s Bar on Monday Night 19th June with a € 2,300 Jackpot. Tickets are available at €2 from Club tickets sellers or from Cronin's Bar, Parker's bar and at Kilflynn Post Office.

COMMUNITY GAMES FINALS
The County Community Games Athletics Finals will be held on Saturday and Sunday 17th and 18th June in Austin Stack’s Park, Tralee, with the parade on Saturday at 10.30 a.m. Events commence on Saturday at 11.00 a.m. Ball throw and long puck for boys and girls, also on Saturday at 11.00 a.m. Best of luck to all our competitors

21ST BIRTHDAY
Congratulations to Diarmuid Brennan, Knocknacaska, Kilflynn who celebrated his 21st Birthday with his Family and Friends with a Party in Parker’s Lounge bar, Kilflynn. On Friday night 9th June. Music on the night was provided by Moss Hannon, John O’Brien and Denis Treacy.

CHURCH NEWS
Those Required for Church duties in St. Mary's Church, Kilflynn are follows: Readers for: Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th June, Vigil: Catherine Nolan. Morning: Arlene O’Mahony. Eucharistic Ministers for Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th June, Vigil: Monica O’Neill. Morning: Angela Nolan. Mass will be celebrated at 10.00 a.m. on Wednesday morning 14th June. On Friday 16th at 7.30 p.m. Silver Jubilee Mass for Fr. Pat O’Donnell. Saturday evening Mass at 8.30 p.m. is for Peggy Mc Elligott, Lower Tullig, Kilflynn. The Sunday Morning mass at 10.00 a.m. is for Paddy Egan, Knocknacaska, Kilflynn. Collectors for June are: Eddie Breen, Margaret Dillon and Jimmy Walsh. Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament Monday from 4.00 p.m. to 9.00 p.m.

HISTORICAL & LITERARY TOUR
The Listowel Writers week Literary and Historical tour led by historian Fr. Anthony Gaughan paid a visit to the picturesque and historic village of Kilflynn on Saturday 3rd June. Seventy visitors from all over the world were entertained in St. Columbas Centre by local historian John O’Flaherty who told them about the history of the Kilflynn area. Local women Julie Shanahan sang a beautiful Bryan Mc Mahon song A Kerry Candlelight and Sonny Egan from the Rambling House fame provided some songs and tunes.

DARTS
The winners of the weekly Darts Doubles Tournament, in Parker’s Lounge Bar on Saturday night were J.P Twomey and Graham Harris who defeated Karl Shanahan and Mike Parker in the final. The winners received a leg of lamb each. This week’s Darts will be held on Saturday night. Names must be in for the draw at 10.15 p.m.

CYCLING
The local Cycling Group continues their weekly Leisure cycling trip every Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 7.00p.m. From Barry’s Crotta. If interested contact Graham Harris (085-1043812) or Bobs Barry (066-7132440) and having a bike is not essential, as these can be supplied. The annual Ring of Kerry Charity cycle takes place this year on Saturday July1st.

PRIMARY SCHOOL HURLING
Kilflynn N.S. had mixed luck in their two Cumann na mBunscol matches last week. On Wednesday they defeated Sliabh a' Mhadra N.S., Ballyduff but were vanquished by a physically stronger Drumnacurra N.S., Causeway on Friday. This week they will face Ballyduff Central N.S. in their last match and should end the season on a winning note. Earlier in the competition they drew with Abbeydorney N.S. and lost to Killury N.S., Causeway. Our Under - 8 team, coached by Paul O' Donoghue, will participate in a Schools' Blitz in Ballyheigue on Tuesday 13th June. Best of luck to Paul and the team. The children travelled down to Dromakee on Monday 12th for Sports for All Day. Many thanks to all the parents who helped in transporting everybody.

NIGHT AT THE DOGS
There will be a night of the Dogs in aid of the Autism Unit, Killahan National School on Saturday night 17th June in Tralee Greyhound Stadium. Fun night for all the family. Music after to Fiddlers Green. Tickets €5 on sale from the school, phone 7135644 or 086 8523117.

SENIOR HURLERS
The Crotta Senior hurlers are in action on this Friday evening 16th June, against Ballyduff in a double up game of the North Kerry Championship and County League Div 1 tie. Check with club officers re time and venue.


6th June
SILVER JUBILEE

Fr. Pat O’Donnell will Celebrate, The Silver Jubilee of his Ordination in St Mary’s Church, Kilflynn on Friday 16th June at 7.30 p.m. A Social Evening will be held in Ballyroe Heights Hotel, Tralee afterwards. All are welcome

ACTIVE RETIRED
A Social Evening for the Active Retired will be held in the Abbeydorney Community Hall on Wednesday,7th June ; from 1.00 p.m. to 4.00 p.m. A meal will be served followed by Entertainment. For further information contact Noreen at 066 7135831.

ATTENTION ALL GOLFERS
The 4th Annual Canadian Golf Scramble is taking place on this Saturday 10th June at Castlegergory Golf Course from 1-3 p.m. Limited numbers of spots available. Sign up in Cronin’s bar now

CARE GROUP OUTING
The Annual Abbeydorney\Kilflynn Care Group Summer Outing will take place on Sunday 11th June. Bus leaving at 11.30 a.m.

CROTTA GAA NIGHT AT THE DOGS
The Crotta Hurling club are holding, A Night at the Dogs fundraiser at the Kingdom Greyhound Stadium, Tralee on Saturday 22nd July. Anybody interested in sponsoring a race please contact club officers now.

BIRTH
Heartiest Congratulations to Anne and Mark Hussey, Cappa, Kilflynn on the birth of their baby Son on Monday 5th June at Kerry General Hospital. Wishing them all the best with the new arrival.

LOTTO JACKPOT
The Four numbers drawn out of the drum by the Independent observer, Mike Lynch, Tullig, Kilflynn in The Crotta hurling club lotto Draw on Monday night 5th June in Cronin’s bar were: 14, 20, 23 & 28. There were no winners of the €2,100 Jackpot. The Three lucky dip winners each receive €35: George Lynn, Crotta, Bride O’Connell, Rae, Kilflynn and her husband Mike O’Connell, Rae, Kilflynn. The Next draw will take place in Parker’s Pub on Monday Night 12th June with a € 2,200 Jackpot. Tickets are available at €2 from Club tickets sellers or from Cronin's Bar, Parker's bar and at Kilflynn Post Office.

HURLING FINAL
The North Kerry Senior B Hurling League Final between Crotta and Ardfert due to be played on Saturday evening 10th June in the Sports field Dromakee, is postponed to a later date.

EXAMS
Best of Luck to all the local Students who a doing exams at present

VINTAGE TRACTOR RUN
The North Kerry branch of the Alzheimer’s Society of Ireland will be once again the financial beneficiaries of a Vintage Tractor Run , organized by The Kilflynn Vintage Club to be held on Sunday, 18th June, There is a welcome for owners of vintage Tractors to take part in the event. Everyone is welcome. Further information on the run can be had from Joe 086 3630213

KERRY HURLERS
The Kerry Senior Hurlers got their Christy Ring Cup Campaign off to a bad start, on Saturday last at Austin Stack’s Park, Tralee when they were defeated by Kildare on the score of 2-12 to 1-16. Crotta’s Andrew Keane was wing back on the team. Kerry are away to Kildare on 24th June in the next round.

CHURCH NEWS
Those Required for Church duties in St. Mary's Church, Kilflynn are follows: Readers for: Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th June, Vigil: Helen Kelly- Fuller. Morning: Karen O’Driscoll. Eucharistic Ministers for Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th June, Vigil: Anne Sheehan. Morning: Teresa Power. Mass will be celebrated at 10.00 a.m. on Wednesday morning 7th June. Saturday evening Mass at 8.30 p.m. The Sunday Morning mass at 10.00 a.m. is for Seamus Power, Clounafineela, Kilflynn. Collectors for June are: Eddie Breen, Margaret Dillon and Jimmy Walsh. Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament Monday from 4.00 p.m. to 9.00 p.m. Our thoughts and prayers are with the pupils who are beginning their exams. May the Lord guide their efforts. There will be a special collection next week end 10th -11th June for the Education of priests.

DARTS
The winners of the weekly Darts Doubles Tournament, in Parker’s Lounge Bar on Saturday night were Mike Fealy and Graham Harris who defeated Brendan Hannon and Declan Falvey in the final. The winners received a leg of lamb each. This week’s Darts will be held on Saturday night. Names must be in for the draw at 10.15 p.m.

CYCLING
The annual Ring of Kerry Charity cycle takes place this year on Saturday July1st. It is again hoped to have a good representation from the area to raise some money for some very worthy causes. Why not give it a try and get some light exercise fresh air and plenty of craic. There is plenty of time left for training and having a bike is not essential, as these can be supplied. Join our Leisure Cycling Trip every Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 7.00p.m. From Barry’s Crotta. If interested contact Graham Harris (085-1043812) or Bobs Barry (066-7132440)

EAMON KELLY FINAL
Well Done to Local Man, Sonny Egan who was the Runner up in the Inaugural Eamon Kelly Adult Seanchaí/Storytelling Competition with his story The Fairy Shanahan & Mag Barton. In total there were five entries in the final Shortlist on Saturday night June 3rd in The Seanchai Literary & Cultural Centre, Listowel and they perform their titles to a live audience on Saturday during Listowel Writers Week. It was a great honour for Sonny to make the final short list as there were over 80 entries. Sonny received a cheque of €445 for his 2nd place. The adjudicators were renowned storytellers, Batt Burns and Pat Speight. The 2006 winner was Mike Joe Thornton. A mixture of stories and music provided a great night's entertainment.

PRIMARY SCHOOL HURLING
Scoil Treasa Naiofa Kilflynn drew with Abbeydorney/ Killahan NS on the final score of 3-2 each at The Sportsfield, Dromakee . In The North Kerry Cumann na mBunscol Primary Schools Hurling League round 1on Tuesday 30th May . It was a closely contested match throughout. Referee: Paddy White Na Gaeil

ENGAGEMENT
Congratulations to Fergus O’Sullivan, Castletown and Evelyn O’Connor, Kilcummin, Killarney who announced their engagement recently. Every good wish to Fergus and Evelyn in the future from all their friends.

COMMUNITY GAMES FINALS
The County Community Games Athletics Finals will be held on Saturday 17th June in Austin Stack’s Park, Tralee at 11.00 a.m. Training on this Thursday evening at 5.00 p.m. in Abbeydorney Sportsfield.


1st June
A TRIBUTE TO JIMMY KING
Kilflynn lost one of it’s best known and loved citizens recently with the death of Jimmy King, of Glenballyma- A noted hurler in his youth and a true sportsman.
A man who never believed in less than 100% commitment whether in the bog, the meadow or carrying bags of beet in the British midlands, Jimmy was classed as a “Trojan” worker.
Gentle by nature but persuasive, quiet until stirred into a sporting discussion where he did not shirk the truth in offering an opinion irrespective of the opposition he might encounter. Certainly Jimmy enjoyed nothing better than holding court in the local pubs Parker’s and Cronin’s - especially after local or county games, His knowledge of sport was immense and he had a keen eye for emerging talent in either hurling or football. Jimmy’s talent as a hurler emerged at a young age wearing the No 13 jersey; he shared a Minor Co Championship victory in 1954 with his former schoolyard pals - John Joe Nolan, Tomas Donoghue, Pats Hickey, Tom Kenny and the late Larry White in a Crotta/O’Dorney combination.
In 1957 his true talent as a half forward emerged when Kilflynn beat Lixnaw to win the North Kerry Junior title, His contribution to that victory was enormous.
Though only still in his early 20s , the years 1960 and 1961 proved to be the high point of Jimmy’s hurling career. In 1960 a Kilflynn O’Dorney combination inspired by the sheer brilliance of Jimmy held the County Champions Ballyduff to a draw in Tralee. None of the famed Ballyduff half back trio of O’Sullivan, Hennessy and Quinlan could cope with Jimmy that day, unfortunately for the locals; Jimmy was missing for the replay having gone on the beet campaign to England.
He reproduced this form in 1962 and was wing forward on the Kerry Intermediate team which narrowly lost to Galway in Salthill. This game further enhanced his glowing reputation as a hurler who could hold his own in any company. Some of his points that day would have done justice to any inter county hurler and earned him the sporting headlines in the Irish Press -“King Was Majestic”. The countless hours practicing in Costelloe’s and Fuller’s field had paid off.
Unfortunately we were never to see Jimmy scale those heights on the hurling fields again. After the rebirth of the present club in 1962. Jimmy was unavailable for most Championship games having gone on the beet in early September. He believed he could no longer give the commitment necessary to maintain the high standard he aspired to- a new chapter in his life was beginning where he devoted his energies to the Annual work in England from September to January. In later years he recounted with pride many stories and events from that period of his life.
Jimmy continued to be one of Crotta’s staunchest supporters right up to his death and seldom missed a club game. In private life Jimmy King was a Kind, Obliging and inoffensive man, always ready to help, always to listen. He had no enemies’ only friends who understood and appreciated his real qualities. The last of four brothers, the King name will be missed from Glen. To sister Jo, his brother in law John, his Nieces Elish, Nuala, and Mary, his relatives and large circle of friends we offer sincere sympathy.
Ar dheis De go Raibh a amam dilis

JIMMY KING
When hurling lore is discussed and debated
And we speak of the stars and how they rated
The complete craftsman with skills of Christy Ring
He was superb and stalwart the great Jimmy King.

A modest man some thought him quiet
But what an inspiration when in full flight
Triviality he regarded with rightful disdain
He preferred the quiet life to the fast lane

With polished panache he pointed the way
Greatly privileged were all who saw him play
A point he could strike from any angle or place
He always looked regal and always had grace

He led by example this forward supreme
He was always on top like Kerry gold cream
The skies he touched with his mighty leap
With ever safe hands possession he’d keep

His brilliance will inspire us now that he is gone
His days of playing with Kilflynn will long linger on
This winner of ‘All Stars’ this giant among men
We will all surely miss him the great Jimmy King.

Nineteen fifty seven a League Final etched in memory
He led the front line playing on the forty
With unerring accuracy he put many white flags waving
Aided so ably by Mikey Joe and Christy

Kerry came calling to pluck this talent so rare
And was soon playing against Galway in Salthill so fair
His deeds of that day many people still sing
Monday’s Irish Press said Jimmy was the ‘King’

Friends he had many who often helped out
Aidan Shanahan Jack Murphy brave hearted and stout
North Kerry Championships with Mickey Leen he did go
Only last year he had been to twenty one in a row

His knowledge of sport it sure was immense
He spoke of the future not in the past tense
No match ever missed by bus to Tralee
Or sojourns to Causeway with Michael O’C.

The bar counter he shouldered as if it was a half back
That smile so infectious just mad for the crack
He’d spend a week down in London coming home from the beet
With his great friend Moss Byrnes and other neighbours to meet

To pike turf he was known as one of the Gods
Bales of hay they were lifted as if they were sods
And when the talk in the pub it went all astray
Jimmy finished his pint and went on his way

Sunday nights not the same, now that he is gone
Discussing the games, interrupted by song
But in future on Sunday when somebody will sing
We will think of our friend the great Jimmy King.

CROTTA BORD NA N-OG
The Coaching Course run by Maurice Leahy, which involved instruction for both coaches and underage players due to take place on this Wednesday evening at the Sports field, Dromakee is cancelled. This course will now take place at a later date. All Coaches and Players will be notified when a new date is arranged.

ATTENTION ALL GOLFERS
The 4th Annual Canadian Golf Scramble is taking place on Saturday 10th June at Castlegergory from 1-3 p.m. Limited numbers of spots available. Sign up in Cronin’s bar now

TAEKWON DO
We would like to wish all the best to Wayne Murphy, Kilflynn who is now Training hard for the Taekwon -Do World Cup to be held in Spain on October 2006, Sponsorship cards are now Sale, with a prize of €200 Travel voucher. Anyone wishing to know more can see this young man in action every Saturday from 4.00 p.m. to 6.00 p.m. Where classes are held in St Columbas Centre, Kilflynn. All are welcome.

UNDER 10 HURLING TOURNAMENT
O’Neill’s Crotta have been invited by Kilmoyley G.A.A Club to participate in an under 10 hurling Tournament which takes place on Saturday 3rd June at 4.00 p.m. All players are requested to meet at the Sports field, Dromakee at 3.00 p.m. We would ask parents to help with the transporting of players to Kilmoyley. Training will resume on Wednesday evening at 6.45 p.m. to 7.45 p.m. in the sports field, Dromakee.

WRITERS WEEK
The Listowel Writers Week Literary and Historical Tour will visit St. Columbas Centre, Kilflynn on Saturday, 3rd June at 3.15 p.m.

CROTTA GAA NIGHT AT THE DOGS
The Crotta Hurling club are holding, A Night at the Dogs fundraiser at the Kingdom Greyhound Stadium, Tralee on Saturday 22nd July.

LOTTO JACKPOT HITS €2,100
The Four numbers drawn out of the drum by the Independent observer, John Gleasure, Tullig, Kilflynn in The Crotta hurling club lotto Draw on Monday night 29th May in Parker’s bar were: 7, 10, 12 & 27. There were no winners of the €2,000 Jackpot. The lucky dip winners each receive €35: R.Barry, Leam, Kilflynn Paudie Twomey, Garrynagore, Joe Brennan, Kilflynn. The Next draw will take place in Cronin’s on Monday Night 5th June with a € 2,100 Jackpot. Tickets are available at €2 from Club tickets sellers or from Cronin's Bar, Parker's bar and at Kilflynn Post Office.

HURLING FINAL
The Crotta Senior Hurlers will meet Ardfert in the Final of the North Kerry Senior B League Final on Saturday evening 10th June in the Sports field Dromakee.

VINTAGE TRACTOR RUN
The North Kerry branch of the Alzheimer’s Society of Ireland will be once again the financial beneficiaries of a Vintage Tractor Run , organized by The Kilflynn Vintage Club to be held on Sunday, 18th June, There is a welcome for owners of vintage Tractors to take part in the event. Everyone is welcome. Further information on the run can be had from Joe 086 3630213

COURSING CLUB GOLF OUTING
Kilflynn Coursing Club are holding a Golf Classic on Saturday next, 3rd of June at Killorglin Golf Club. By now all players should have their tee off times. Prizes giving on Saturday night at Cronin’s Bar, Kilflynn at 9.00 p.m. commencing with a Barbeque at 9.00 p.m. followed by Music.

CHURCH NEWS
Those Required for Church duties in St. Mary's Church, Kilflynn are follows: Readers for: Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th June, Vigil: Maureen Culhane. Morning: O’Brien. Eucharistic Ministers for Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th June, Vigil: Joan Hussey. Morning: Mary Mc Carthy. Mass will be celebrated at 10.00 a.m. on Wednesday morning 31st May Saturday evening Mass at 8.30 p.m. Is for Tom and Bride Cronin, Kilflynn. The Sunday Morning mass at 10.00 a.m. is for Jimmy King, Glenballyma, Kilflynn. Collectors for June are: Eddie Breen, Margaret Dillon and Jimmy Walsh. Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament Monday from 4.00 p.m. to 9.00 p.m. Station Mass - Cappa- Joseph and Mary Geraldine Finnucane on Saturday at 10.00 a.m.

DARTS
The winners of the weekly Darts Doubles Tournament, in Parker’s Lounge Bar on Saturday night were Paud Twomey and Colm Mc Elligott who defeated Kieran Nolan Paud Twomey and Phil Morris in the final. The winners received a leg of lamb each. This week’s Darts will be held on Saturday night. Names must be in for the draw at 10.15 p.m.

ART & CRAFT FAIR
There will a Art and Craft Fair on Sunday 4th June in the Seanachai Centre, Listowel as part of the Listowel Writers Week.

USED CLOTHING
A Collection Service for all types of Clothing- Footwear- Bed Clothes- Curtains for re-use in Africa and Recycling. If you wish to dispose of any of the above items could you put them in a plastic bag and take them to any of the collection points listed below. Our truck will be parked at the Abbeydorney G.A.A Field on Tuesday 6th June from 10.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.

ENGAGEMENT
Congratulations to Fergus O’Sullivan, Castletown and Evelyn O’Connor, Kilcummin, Killarney who announced their engagement recently. Every good wish to Fergus and Evelyn in the future from all their friends.

COMMUNITY GAMES FINALS
The County Community Games Athletics Finals will be held on Saturday 17th June in Austin Stack’s Park, Tralee at 11.00 a.m. Training on this Thursday evening at 5.00 p.m. in Abbeydorney Sportsfield.


Darts every Saturday night.
Legs of lamb to
be won.

New pictures
May 2006

Annual Ring
of Kerry Cycle

New Pictures
June 2006


RING OF KERRY CYCLE

Best of Luck to the 16 local cyclists led by their coach
Graham Harris participating in The Annual Ring of Kerry
Charity Cycle
of 112 miles on this Saturday July 1st
They are collecting funds for Enable Ireland
so we would ask you to contribute generously
to this very worthy cause, to any of the cyclists.

Those expected to take part are :
Graham Harris, Michael Barry, Karina Lynn, Norma O'Connor,
Helen Kelly-Fuller, Valerie Lynch, Sabina O'Connell,
Austin Brosnan, Bobs Barry, Kathleen Lynch,
Dan McCarthy, Derek Bones, Danny Murphy,
Sarah O'Connell, Maura Barry and Tom Mc Elligott..