kerry hurlers beat tipperary


It was a weekend of celebrations on the Hurling fields. Last Saturday 8th January at Austin Stack’s Park, Tralee the Kerry Senior Hurlers had a first ever competitive win over Tipperary in the Co-op Superstores Munster Hurling League. The Final Score was Kerry 0-17 to Tipperary 0-14. The Crotta Hurling Club was well represented on historic Kerry team By Stalwarts Sean Weir (Wing Back), Shane Nolan (Wing Forward) 0-01f and James Sheehan (Corner Forward) who was making his Kerry Senior debut, and what a day for the former Crotta and Kerry minor captain to commence his senior career with a memorably victory. A proud day for his Family, Club and County. Congratulations to the Three Crotta players and their teammates. It was a great start to the new hurling season and the new Kerry management Kerry play All Ireland champions, Limerick in the Co-Op Superstores Munster Hurling Cup Semi Final on Sunday 16th January at 2pm in the TUS Gaelic Grounds (note change of date and time).. We wish the best of luck to the Kerry hurlers and their management
Meanwhile On Sunday 9th January at TUS Gaelic Grounds Limerick,  Kilmoyley Senior Hurlers became the first Kerry Club to win a Munster Intermediate title when they had a 0-24 to 0-21 victory over Cork Champions, Courcey Rovers after Extra time. A Fantastic achievement by the Lerrig men. Congratulations to the players and their backroom team and we wish them the best of the All-Ireland semi-final date with Ulster champions Banagher of Derry on Saturday 22nd January.


Mass Intention for the week in St. Mary’s Church
Wednesday 12th January  at 10.00 a.m.
Saturday 15th January at 6.00 p.m. Paddy, Ciss, Willie & Nora Brennan, Rae, Kilflynn.
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.
Kilflynn Eucharistic Adoration resumes Monday 10th January 7.00 p.m.-8.00 p.m.
Register for Mission 2022: Join the diocesan online Mission from Jan 16th – 19th. Each day, you are invited to join in the Mission talk, Prayer, Mass, Reflection, Prayer Petition and Family Time. Speakers include Oisín McConville, Kate Liffey, Fr Sean McDonagh and Miriam Kerins Hussey.
Register for the upcoming Mission, Moving Forward in Hope, on Kilflynn
Altar Society for January: Caroline Lynch, Breda Handley
Sum Of Money Found on Abbeydorney Church steps, please contact the Parish Office.


2020 All-Ireland Camogie Junior Club Final
Clanmaurice’s brave bid just come up short against Raharney
Brave Clanmaurice finally succumbed, in what turned out to be a numbers game against an excellent Raharney side that came out on top in this competitive 2020 All-Ireland Junior Camogie Club Championship Final played at Templetuohy on Sunday 9th January.
But Clanmaurice can hold their heads up high as they once again did themselves proud and in fact getting to the final with just 15 players was a victory for the spirit and never say die attitude of this team. They had only 14 on duty for the semi-final and I don’t think it has ever happened in any sport that their team sheet in an All-Ireland Final would just contain 15 names and no subs! It is probably a stat that will never be repeated but it shows the character and togetherness of these fifteen warriors along with Liz Houlihan who was with the Fab 15 all the way and could well have given birth on a Camogie sideline, but we wish Liz all the best when the baby arrives next month.
Commiserations to Clanmaurice players and their management especially the Crotta players Aoife Behan (Wing forward) and Jackie Hogan Full forward (0-5, 2f, 1’45’).
There is no rest for the ladies as they play Clooney Quinn Co. Clare, in the Munster Junior Club Semi Final 2021 on Saturday 15th January at 1.00p.m in the Crotta Sportsfield, Dromakee, Kilflynn.  We wis the players and the management the best of luck.  Please come out and show your support for this great bunch of ladies


On Saturday 15th January 2022, 3 Bucks Left, were due to bring their whirlwind live show to Parker’s Pub, Kilflynn!
Hardy Bucks legends Frenchtoast O’Toole, Cowboy Lavin, and the Heartbreak Kid, Mikey Salmon as they share hilarious stories of life in Castletown, on the road, and everywhere else!
Support provided by award-winning stand-up comedian Terry Norman, The Show has now been POSTPONED until late February or early March 2022 because of the impact of the current restrictions All current tickets are valid, Sorry for any inconvenience.

MyLife GAA Every Step Counts Challenge

The Challenge starts Wednesday, 19th January to midnight on 23rd February
Any club that tracks 4,000km over the 5 weeks will be entered into a O’Neill’s prize draw. There is a €2,500, €1,500 and €,1000 voucher per province to be won.
You can run, walk, or jog.
To take part simply:
1.       Download the MyLife app from the App store or Google Play store (This is the same App used for the previous challenge).
2.       Register your details.
3.       Tap on the social tab on the MyLife app.
4.       Select challenges.
5.       Select Munster GAA.
6.       Click Join & select Crotta
7.       Final Step Go to the TRACK tab, Choose tracking devices/Apps and select which tracker you would like to use.
Best of luck & happy walking


Due to the current restrictions the Crotta hurling club weekly lotto draw was held on Tuesday 11th January at Parker’s Pub, Kilflynn at 7.00p.m
The Four numbers drawn out of the drum by the independent observer: Graham Harris, Clounsillagh, Lixnaw were 7, 10,12 and 25.
There was no winner of the 6,900 Jackpot. Congratulations to the following who won €35 in the lucky dip draw:
Leann Costello and Sean Weir, Castletown, Kilflynn, Paul Lenihan, Leith Abbeydorney and Aishling Weir, Ballyvolane Cork
The Next draw will take place in Herbert’s Bar, Kilflynn on Tuesday 18th  January at 7.00p.m in compliance with Covid-19 restrictions for a €7,000 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 any club officer. Many thanks to all who contribute to our weekly Club Lotto. Your continued support is greatly appreciated.


Allianz Hurling League fixtures 2022
Division 2A
Round 1 Sunday, 6 February – Kerry v Westmeath (away), 12.30pm
Round 2 Sunday, 13 February – Kerry v Kildare (home), 2.00pm
Round 3 Sunday, 27 February – Kerry v Carlow (away), 12.30pm
Round 4 Sunday, 6 March – Kerry v Meath (home), 1.00pm
Round 5 Saturday, 19 March – Kerry v Down (away), 2.00pm
We wish the best of luck to the Kerry hurlers and their management for the 2022 season.


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