leaving cert 2020


Lotto Jackpot of €15,500 will once again be up for grabs on Monday 18th May when the club lotto returns after a nine week layoff due to the Covid 19 pandemic. With current social restrictions Crotta GAA would encourage lotto players to avail of our online facility (see link below). Alternatively tickets are available at Herbert’s Village Store,Kilflynn (Open Daily 4-8pm), Zamzam Kebab, Kilflynn, Abbeydorney Post Office, Foley’s Shop, Lixnaw or by contacting  Paddy Weir (087) 415 5821, Paud Tuomey (087) 237 9559 or Mike Parker (087) 979 4541. All Draws will be broadcast live via Crotta Facebook on a weekly basis Monday’s at 9:30pm until our traditional venues for draws are once again available. Please note that all yearly ticket holder and any tickets purchase for the draw due to be held on 16th March are eligible for the May 18th draw. Play online now https://play.clubforce.com/play_newa.asp?ll_id=427#Anchor . Thank you for your amazing support as always.


Fifteen children from second class at St Treasa’s National School, Kilflynn were due to receive the
TheSacrament of the Eucharist (First Holy Communion) in St Mary’s Church, Kilflynn on Saturday morning 9th May. A new date will be rearranged, but rest assured that you will have the opportunity to celebrate your special day when it is safe for us all to gather again, in the meantime Stay safe to the children and their families.
This is a lovely tribute from their class teacher Mrs Tina O’Connell . Well done Mrs. O’Connell
For the boys and girls who should have been making their First Holy Communion …
Saturday the 9th of May,
Was supposed to be your Communion Day.
A day you gather with all your friends
And together your new journey with Jesus begins.
Your outfits all bought,
Dresses and suits
Veils and tiaras, converse and boots.
Prayers and songs all learned by heart,
And everyone ready to do their part.
The Church decorated with artwork done by you,
And everyone’s name placed on their pew.
Candles lighting and the choir ready to sing,
Everyone just waiting for the Church bell to ring.
But alas, unfortunately, it just cannot be
Because you all need to be protected from this Covid-19.
So keep saying your prayers and showing God’s love too,
And treating others as you’d like them to treat you.
When it is safer you will have your day
And I will be there to help you on your way.
Take Care for now,
Mrs. T. O’ Connell x


Please pray for Kathleen Brandon  (nee Collins),  Cloon Glebe, Ardfert and Fr. Michael Fleming P.P., Killorglin who died during the week.
Sat.          16th           6.00 p.m.
Sun.        17th         10.00 a.m.             Fr. Liam Comer, Ardfert (Month’s Mind)
Mass will be streamed live on   www.dioceseofkerry.ie,
go to Abbeydorney Parish and cllick on watch live Mass
Priest on duty in North Kerry Area, Sunday 10th May
Fr. Declan O’Connor            087-0908949
Parish Office is closed due to the Covid-19 restriction. Please phone 066 4018996 for Mass booking and all other queries.

Abbeydorney/Kilflynn St. Vincent de Paul confidential number is 087 7086253


A special helpline which is free and confidential is available in Kerry to help people accessing non-emergency and non-medical services. The COVID-19 Kerry Community Response Forum includes over a dozen agencies and organisations including Kerry County Council, Gardaí, and GAA. This freephone number 1800 807 009 will be available 8am to 8pm seven days a week. A text line is also available, people can text SUPPORT followed by their NAME to 50555. Requests can also be e-mailed to covidsupport@kerrycoco.ie.
Accord are now offering over the phone counselling for couples, Individuals & family members during this time of unprecedented stress & pressure during these weeks of COVID-19.  Call: 01 5313331
Thought for the Week:
Charlie Chaplin lived for 88 years
He left four statements:
·         Nothing is forever in this world, even our problems.
·         I love to walk in the rain because no one can see my tears.
·         The most lost day in life is the day we don’t laugh.
·         Six of the best doctors in the world: –
·         Sun,
·         Rest,
·         Exercise,
·         Diet,
·         Self-respect,
·         Friends
Keep them in all stages of your life and enjoy a healthy life…
If you see the moon, you will see the beauty of God…
If you see the sun, you will see the power of God…
If you see a mirror, you will see God’s best creation. So believe it.
We are all tourists, God is our travel agent who has already defined our routes, bookings and directions… trust him and enjoy life.
Life is just a journey! So live today!
Tomorrow may not be.


Kilflynn Community Together and The Crotta Hurling Club are here to help and if you or any of your neighbours need a delivery of medicine or food or any other essential service during this difficult time while our country battles the threat of Covid 19, please let us know.
We have an army of volunteers to support our community at this very difficult unprecedented time.
Please if you need any assistance contact the Kilflynn Community Together phone on 087-1122828. We will organise pickup and delivery for you.  Please let any of your neighbours that might need assistance know this help is here. We will let you know who will be delivering it to your door.  Please keep safe, and as a community we will beat this virus.


At long last there is clarity for Leaving Cert students with news coming through at the weekend that the Leaving Certificate has been cancelled. Well it is not completely cancelled.
Students now have the option of receiving calculated grades or sitting a postponed leaving Certificate exam later in the year when it is safe to do so. While it is not the ideal situation we hope it will relieve some of the stress being felt by our Leaving Cert students because of the uncertainty of the holding of these exams. We wish you all the very best and hope the outcome will be a positive one for everybody.


The GAA has confirmed that no official on-field activity will resume before July 20 and our facilities will remain closed until that date and will issue detailed advice before any return to play, outlining the steps needed to take to facilitate the re-commencement of our training and games, both in terms of physical engagement and around the use of our facilities.
The GAA Player Injury Scheme will remain closed until an official return to activity is confirmed.
Clubs are reminded that membership and public liability will need to be in place for the return of our activities and are advised to process same in the weeks ahead.
On the Sunday Game on 9th May, GAA President John Horan stated that there will be no return to club or inter county activities as long as social distancing stays in place. Contact sports like football and hurling would not be safe for our players.
He also stated that meeting up at club grounds in groups of four to train is not feasible at this point in time even though it is on the government overview of re-opening phases. We can take it from this that there will be no re-opening of club grounds or a return to training for our players for the foreseeable future.

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