kilflynn chronicle is back 2023


More Breaking News-The Kilflynn Chronicle is back
Now that Corn Neilus Ó Floinn is back in the parish it is also surely time for the return of an old parish institution, The Kilflynn Chronicle. Published periodically between 1994 and 2014.
To date thirteen issues have been produced. Down through the years the Chronicle has told the story of Kilflynn, its past and present; the proceeds from its sale providing some funding to local groups. This year the proceeds will go to the Parents’ Association of Scoil Treasa Naofa, which works tirelessly, with school staff and the Board of Management, in supporting school projects and events. The Chronicle is only as good as the material we, the production team, receive. Therefore, if you have an interesting story to tell we would like to hear it.
Historical pieces, reports of local groups and organisations, photos, old and new, poetry, indeed, anything of local interest is welcomed for inclusion. The cost of producing a quality magazine is high, so this year we will again publish a directory of all local businesses, with contacts numbers, inside the back cover. The price of inclusion is €20 and we ask all local businesses to please support us. Since we last published, many people have enquired if the Chronicle would return and told of how those living away from home loved to receive a copy before Christmas.
Therefore, in order that the magazine is printed well in advance of Christmas the production team ask that all content is submitted by Wednesday 15th November, at the latest. All content should be emailed to or contact John Flaherty at (087) 2352753, Mike Parker at (087) 9794541, Margaret Quille, Joe McAuliffe, T J O’Sullivan, Brendan Tuomey or Frankie Lynch. Old photographs will be returned promptly when scanned. Anyone who would like to help out with producing the magazine is more than welcome to join us. To the contributors, the production team look forward to hearing from you!


The U13 Eddie Hayes Ground Tournament Cup Champions are Abbeydorney for 2023 after their victory over a gallant Kilmoyley team. The Shield Champions are Causeway after a nail biting 1 point win over a spirited Crotta Side. Cup player of the match was Andy Costello Abbeydorney, Shield player of the match was Evan Diggins Causeway.
Mundy Hayes (Sponsor) presented the Eddie Hayes Memorial Cup to victorious Abbeydorney captain Joe Field, and Mundy Hayes (Sponsor) presented the Eddie Hayes Memorial Shield to victorious Causeway Captain Muiris O’Hara, Mundy also presented the winners and runners up with their medals. Congratulations and well done to the six teams that took part on Saturday, Abbeydorney Ardfert,Crotta ,Ballyduff,Kilmoyley and Causeway.
Over 100 kids graced the hallowed sod of the sports field, Dromakee on Saturday morning 7th October, a sight that warms the heart of all us hurling mad Gaels. The skill levels on display this morning proves that there very much is still a place for the ground stroke in the modern game.
We hope you all enjoy the tournament today. Huge thanks to all the players, mentors and parents. Thanks to all our referees Maurice Sullivan, Joe Murphy and Tom Godley
Thanks to all who helped out with the catering Marie Beirne, Una Cronin, Brenda Hannon, Maureen Weir and Carmel Nolan and all parents for making sandwiches and cakes etc. Your contribution is very much appreciated. Thanks to Crotta GAA and Jason Nolan for having the pitch in tip top condition. Thanks to Sonny Egan, Noel McGrath and Paul Shanahan for organising the event and ensuring everything ran smoothly.
Finally, thanks to the Hayes family for their continued and much valuable sponsorship of the tournament. Till next year keep her lit & keep hurling.


The Kilflynn Area Development, CLG, (St. Columba’s Centre). are organizing a fashion show on Friday 24th November 2023. If you wish to model on the night, please contact, Maureen on (087)9893847 Or Niamh on (086) 314415.A great night of fashion, fun and music to look forward to.


Commenced back on Thursday 14th September, and will continue every Thursday thereafter from 10am to 11:30am, in Saint Columba’s Community Centre. This group is open to Parents, Grandparents, Guardians and Carers of babies and toddlers up to 4 years old. It’s a great way to meet other parents in your area. Refreshments served. Cost: 3euro per child, or 5euro per family.
Contact Maureen 0879893847 for more information.


The Kerry Mobile Library Service for Kilflynn area September to December. Monday 18th September, Monday 2nd and Monday 16th October, Monday 13th and Monday 27th November and 11th December from 2.30p.m to 3.45p.m in St. Mary’s Church Car Park, Kilflynn.


Finuge St. Senans are COUNTY SENIOR COUNTY LADIES’ CHAMPIONS for the first time in their history!!!
Massive congratulations to this bunch of ladies and their management and background team who defeated a gallant Southern Gaels side by 2-08 to 0-11 in the Bon Secours Ladies County Senior Football Championships final on Sunday 8th October in Austin Stacks Park, Tralee
What a team!!!! The team and management received a warm welcome home in the Halfway bar on Sunday night, followed by a visit to Lixnaw, On Monday their receive a Wonderful Welcome At Dromclough National School ,followed by a trip to Parker’s Pub ,Kilflynn for some well-earned referments.
We couldn’t be prouder of these amazing players and their management team. We are immensely proud of each and every one of you! Ye are huge ambassadors for young players in North Kerry. Enjoy the celebrations! 100%deserved!


In St. Columbas Centre, Kilflynn, every Monday night at 9.00p.m. plenty of fun and exercise is guaranteed. All welcome


Mass Intention for the week in St. Mary’s Church:  on Saturday 14th October at 6.00 p.m. Saturday 14th October 6.00 p.m. Anita Shanahan, Tullig, Kilflynn Paddy Leen & Paddy Sheehy, Knocknacaska, Kilflynn.
Kilflynn Altar Society for October: Sheila Walsh, Mary Moloney, Norah Brady
Parish Office can be contacted by phone 066 4018996 Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 10.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. or by email:
Webcam has been installed in Kilflynn Church – To watch Masses go to – Abbeydorney Parish and click on ‘watch Mass’. Diocesan.


North Kerry Under 16 Hurling Championships
Sunday, 8 October at the sports field, Dromakee, Kilflynn
‘A’ Championship
Round 2
Crotta O’Neill’s 2-17 Ballyduff 2- 17


Title holders Crotta had 1-21 to 1-11 over a gallant Abbeydorney side in the County U-21 Hurling Championship Quarter final in the sports field, Abbeydorney on Sunday 8th October. Crotta led by 0-11 to 0-08 at the interval break. Well done to the players and management. Çrotta play Ardfert in the Semi-final at a date to be fixed.


The Abbeydorney/Kilflynn Active Retired Group will be gathering at the Community Hall for the trip to Foynes Flying Boat Museum on the 11th October at 10am. We look forward to meeting our regular participants and if there are any newcomers interested in joining the trip, please contact Marie at 066 7135831.


The Crotta hurling club weekly lotto draw was held on Monday night 9th October at Herbert’s Bar, Kilflynn. The Four numbers drawn out of the drum by the independent observer: Sonny Egan, Garrynagore, Lixnaw were 7,14,22 and 26. There was no winner of the 6,200 Jackpot. Congratulations to the following who won €35 in the lucky dip draw:  Deirdre, Ciara and Sophie Mai Herbert, Castletown, Kilflynn Stephen Moloney, Cappa, Kilflynn and   Ann McCarthy, Lixnaw Post Office.
The next draw will take place in Parker’s Pub, Kilflynn on Monday 16th October at 10.30p.m with a €6,300 Jackpot.
Tickets available 3 for €5 online visit or this link or Herbert’s Bar/Village Store, Parker’s Pub, Zam Zam Kabab, Foley Shop Lixnaw, Abbeydorney Post Office or from Club ticket sellers. Many thanks to all who contribute to our weekly Club Lotto. The Club cannot emphasise enough the importance of our members promoting the Club Lotto among family, friends, and work colleagues. Your continued support is greatly appreciated.

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