sonny egan wins gold
sonny egan all ireland champion storyteller 2021
Sonny Egan, Garrynagore, Lixnaw who won the Storytelling competition at FleadhFest 2021 on Sunday 8th August in Sligo pictured with his All-Ireland Trophy at the Crotta Sportsfield, Dromakee, Kilflynn on Tuesday 10th August. Photo Mike Parker


All in Kilflynn area and beyond are thrilled to hear that Sonny Egan has been flying the Kerry flag proudly in Sligo.
Congratulations Sonny on achieving gold in the Storytelling competition at FleadhFest 2021 on Sunday 8th August.
Sonny is a member of the Lixnaw CCE.


A walk towards Tobar Flainn Holy Well, Kilflynn looking at all the different wild flowers that grow along the hedgerows. The walk will commence from Kilflynn village on Sunday 15th August at 3. 00p.m and will be led by Medical Herbalist, Christine Best MNIMH, who will talk about the uses and characteristics of the plants. The walk is suitable for all ages. Children must be accompanied and dogs must be kept on a lead. Social distancing will be practiced along with other Covid related guidelines


Due to current Covid-19 guidelines, The Crotta sports field, Dromakee, Kilflynn was the venue for the Crotta hurling club weekly lotto draw on Tuesday 10th August. The Four numbers drawn out of the drum by the independent observer: Graham Harris, Clounsillagh, Lixnaw were 2,4, 12 and 26.
There was no winner of the 4,700 Jackpot. Congratulations to the following who won €35 in the lucky dip draw:
Mary McQuinn, C/o Mike Neenan,Dromakee, Kilflynn, Sharon Quilter, Mountcoal, Listowel and Margaret Keane, Connolly Park, Tralee.
The Next draw will take place in Herbert’s Bar, Kilflynn, on Monday 16th August at 9.45p.m in compliance with Covid-19 restrictions. Note the cut off for entry to the €4,800 Jackpot draw (online or locally purchased) is 9:30pm on Monday 16th August. Tickets available 3 for €5 online visit or this link or Herberts Bar/Village Store, Parker’s Pub, Zam Zam Kabab, Foley Shop Lixnaw, Abbeydorney Post Office, or from any club officer. Many thanks to all who contribute to our weekly Club Lotto. Your continued support is greatly appreciated.


Massive congrats and well done to Ian Brick and all the Kerry girls for proving how driven they are as hard work and the ability to park last week’s loss to Derry saw them beat Laois 2-11 to 0-5 in Durrow on Saturday 7thAugust. They now qualify for the All-Ireland Intermediate Camogie Championship quarterfinals along with Derry who hammered Tipperary today. Superb all-round team display.
The Crotta players on the Kerry team were Aoife Behan (Midfield) 0-01 and Jackie Horgan (full forward) (1-03) and Amy O’Sullivan (Corner forward).


Masses and Intention for the week in St. Mary’s Church:
Wednesday 11th July: Mass at 10.00 a.m.
Saturday 14th July at 6.00 p.m.
Parish Office can be contacted by phone 066 4018996 Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 10.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. or by email:
Masses from St. Bernard’s Church, Abbeydorney are streamed live on,  on Sunday at 10 a.m.  Go to Abbeydorney Parish and click on watch live Mass.
WEEKEND MASSES – we will operate on a first come basis. There will be no booking. Sunday obligation will continue to be suspended for some time yet. As before, people can come to Mass on a weekday rather than a Sunday. Some of the oldest among us may return to Mass because they are now fully vaccinated. Funerals remain private family events and the maximum number that may attend a funeral is 50 people, regardless of the size of the church. Weddings The maximum number of people that may attend a wedding is 50 people, regardless of the size of the church. Baptisms already booked may go ahead. Numbers attending with immediate family members only, but not more than ten. . In Abbeydorney the number is 100 made up ‘2 pods of 50’ while Kilflynn can accommodate up to 70. Face coverings/face masks must be worn. Social distancing guidelines must be adhered to.


The Kerry minor squad went down to Roscommon on Sunday 8th August on a 2-16 to 1-3 score line – hard luck girls but well played and a home game next Sunday to look forward to against Meath in the sportsfield, Dromakee, Kilflynn at 2.00p.m. We wish the Kerry players and their mentors, especially the Crotta Girls Amy O’Sullivan (Captain) and Rosin Quinn.


The local confidential number is 087 7086253.


ALONE manages a national support line and additional support for older people who have concerns or are facing difficulties relating to COVID-19. The support line is open seven days a week, 8am – 8pm, by calling 0818 222 024


To celebrate the 100 years of the Legion of Mary on September 7th., they will have an online worldwide consecration to Jesus through Mary on the 8th September, preceded by 33 days of preparation. It begins on August 5th to September 7th.  Nightly at 8 p.m. on zoom.  ID: 8114083503.  Password: 876433.


Crotta O’Neills 3-23 Dr. Crokes 1-4
Crotta Senior hurlers opened their Garvey’s Supervalu Senior Hurling County Championship campaign with a 25-point win over a gallant Dr. Crokes side on Friday evening 6th August in atrocious wintry conditions at Austin Stack Park, with a spread of 12 different scorers. Crotta will play Abbeydorney in the next game on Saturday 14th August in Austin Stacks Park at 3.00p.m The best of luck to the Crotta Senior Hurlers and their mentors.
Crotta team
1. Richard Nolan, Eamon Shanahan, Sean Weir, Adrian O’Mahony 0-1,Sean McGrath,Tomas O’Connor 0-1, Paraic Shanahan, Darragh Kennelly 0-1,Shane Nolan 0-6 (0-3f, 0-1 ‘65’) Paudie Quille 0-1, Barry Mahony 0-4 (0-3f),  Darragh O’Donoghue 0-2,Donal Hunt 1-1,Declan O’Donoghue 2-02,James Sheehan 0-2
Subs: Denis Quille 0-1 for Paudie Quille (48) Raymond Nolan 0-1 for James Sheehan (48) Denis Nolan for Darragh O’Donoghue (48) Tadhg McKenna for Darragh O’Donoghue (55) Shane McAuliffe for Shane Nolan (55)


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: With the deadline of Monday at 12 noon, it is imperative that all news items for inclusion in the Kilflynn Notes be with the writer by 11.00 a.m. on Mondays

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