RETURN TO PUBLIC MASS
To facilitate parishioners who wish to attend Massin the Parish, a reservation system will be in place for all weekend Masses in the parish. Please contact the Parish Office (066 4018996 during office hours) to indicate the Mass you would wish to attend. 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. Wonderful that they can be with us again, they are welcome! 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 may take place but the numbers attending should be kept small and limited to the immediate family members only. First Communion & Confirmation will not take place this month or in June. Outdoor public worship is not permitted at the present time in line with Government restrictions on organized outdoor gatherings. Choir or congregational singing is not permitted at the present time. Solo singing with an accompanist is permitted in accordance with the HSE/HPSC Face coverings/face masks must be worn. Social distancing guidelines must be adhered to.
ST. MARY’S CHURCH, KILFLYNN
Masses and Intention for the week in St. Mary’s Church
On Wednesday 12th May at 10.00 a.m. and Saturday 15th May at 6.00 p.m. Mikie, Jane, Bob & Kitty Parker, Kilflynn.
Masses and Intention for the week in St. Bernard’s Church, Abbeydorney
On Tuesday 11th May at 7.30 p.m. David Rice, Abbeydorney, Friday 14th May at 10.00 a.m. and Sunday 16th May at 10.00 a.m. Brian Lynch, Clounametig, Abbeydorney.
Parish Office can be contacted by phone 066 4018996 Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 10.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. or by email: email@example.com
Masses from St. Bernard’s Church, Abbeydorney are streamed live on www.dioceseofkerry.ie, on Sunday at 10 a.m. Go to Abbeydorney Parish and click on watch live Mass
St. Treasa’s National School, Kilflynn are holding a clothing recycling drive fundraising.
Please donate all your clean unwanted clothes, shoes, bed linen, curtains towels, bags, belts and soft toys. Please Donate only clean dry and rewardable clothing as we cannot accept wet, dirty or damaged clothes or goods. No Duvets. Drop your bags to the Crotta Hurling Club house, Dromakee, Kilflynn from Thursday 22nd April to Sunday 16th May between the following hours 8.00a.m to 10.00p.m. 7 days a week. Thank you for your support and taking the time and effort to support our fundraising drive.
CROTTA UNDERAGE TRAINING
Underage training dates and times as follows:
U11s: Monday evenings @ 6.00pm to 7.30p.m
U 15s: Tuesday evenings @ 6.30pm to 8.00p.m
Abbeykillix Camogie Club: Wednesday evenings @ 6.00pm to 8.00p.m
U 9s: Thursday evenings 6.00p.m to 7.30p.m and Sunday mornings 11.00a.m to 12 noon.
U13s: Saturday evenings @6.30pm to 7.30p.m
Green and Red Academy (U7 – U11) Sunday mornings 10.30a.m to 12.15p.m
U-17s: Sunday evenings 6.00p.m to 8.00p.m
Covid-19 Guidelines on Safe Return to Gaelic Games will apply.
Parents should register at www.foireann.ie so they can complete health questionnaires required for training sessions.
Membership can also be paid online at www.foireann.ie once registered.
We are always looking for new members and we would encourage any child to come down and give it a go and see how they get on.
CROTTA LOTTO RESULTS.
Due to current Covid-19 guidelines, The Crotta sportsfield, Dromakee, Kilflynn was the venue for the Crotta hurling club weekly lotto draw on Tuesday 11th May. The Four numbers drawn out of the drum by the Independent observer: Graham Harris, Clounsillagh, Lixnaw were 4,10,19 and 28.
There was no winner of the 3,400 Jackpot. Congratulations to the following who won €35 in the lucky dip draw:
Josephine O Riordan, East Commons, Francis J O’Connell, Crotta, Kilflynn and Danny Diggins, Castletown, Kilflynn.
Due to level Government restrictions The Next draw will take place at The Crotta sportsfield, Dromakee, Kilflynn, on Tuesday 18th May in compliance with Covid-19 restrictions. Note the cut off for entry to the €3,500 Jackpot draw (online or locally purchased) is 9:30pm on Monday 17th May. Tickets available 3 for €5 online visit www.crottagaa.club or this link https://play.clubforce.com/play_newa.asp?ll_id=427#Anchor or Herberts Village Store, Zam Zam Kabab, Foley Shop Lixnaw, Abbeydorney Post Office, Paddy Weir, Paud Tuomey or Mike Parker. Many thanks to all who contribute to our weekly Club Lotto. The Club cannot emphasize enough the importance of our members promoting the Club Lotto among family, friends and work colleagues. The Covid-19 restrictions have seriously hampered our fundraising and income. The Lotto is now the critical and only source of funds for the Club. Your continued support is greatly appreciated.
KERRY SENIOR HURLERS
Allianz National Hurling League Div 2A
Kerry 4-18; Down 0-19
Massive congrats to the Kerry Senior Hurlers who got their season off on a winning note with a victory over Down, at Austin Stack’s Park, Tralee on Sunday 9th May.
Kerry trailed the visitors 0-11 to 0-9 at the interval. The Crotta hurling club was well represented by Tomas O’Connor (Fullback), Barry Mahony (Centre back) (0-01), Shane Nolan (Midfield) (1-6, 3 ’65s, 2 fs), and Donal Hunt came as a sub and scored (0-01). Well done lads. Speedy recovery to Tomas who picked up an injury in the 24 min. Kerry now faces Offaly in Tullamore next weekend
ST. VINCENT DE PAUL
The local confidential number is 087 7086253.
COVID-19 SUPPORT LINE FOR OLDER PEOPLE
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.
CROTTA U-06 TO U-09
Training for boys & girls (Age Groups U6 – U9) continued this morning Sunday 9th May from 11am – 12pm at Crotta Sportfield Dromakee. It was fantastic to see all the children back playing with the friends and enjoying their sport. In particular it was heart-warming to see all the new kids trying out the wonderful game of hurling for the first time. We look forward to seeing them all again next Sunday from 11 to 12 noon and remember everybody is always welcome to come along to any training time to join in the fun. Tar ar agus téigh le do chaired
The people of Kilflynn and the wider community were greatly saddened recently by the deaths of much-respected members of the local community.
The death has occurred of Kathleen (Kitty) McCarthy (née O’Sullivan)
Knockbrack, Kilflynn, on Friday 12th March in accordance with current restrictions, a private family funeral took for Kathleen (Kitty) on Monday (March 15th) in St. Mary’s Church, Kilflynn with the Requiem Mass celebrated at 11.00am by Fr. Denis O’Mahony followed by burial in St Mary’s Cemetery, Kilflynn.
Kathleen (Kitty) (predeceased by her husband John)
On behalf of the community, we offer our sincere sympathies to her sons Dan and John, her daughters Kathleen (McAuliffe), Sheila and Mary (Hunt) her grandchildren Aoife, Shane, Darragh, Louise, Sinéad, Jack, Ciaran and Eimear, sons-in-law Joe, Jack and Sean, brother-in-law James, sisters-in-law Janet, Alice and Mary, nephews, nieces, extended family, neighbours and wide circle of friends.
May She Rest in Peace.
The death has occurred of Kit Quinlan (née Scanlon) Ballyconnell, Kilflynn, formerly of Lisselton, on Tuesday 16th March. In accordance with current restrictions, a private family funeral took place for Kit on Thursday (March 18th) in St. Mary’s Church, Kilflynn with the Requiem Mass being celebrated at 11.00AM by Fr. Denis O’Mahony followed by burial in St Mary’s Cemetery, Kilflynn.
Kit (predeceased by her husband Philip, sons Seán and Noel). On behalf of the community, we offer our sincere sympathies to her daughter Eilish and her son Martin, her grandchildren Cara and Adare, daughter-in-law Margaret, nephews, nieces, extended family, neighbours and wide circle of friends.
May She Rest in Peace.
The death has occurred of John O’Connor of Fahavane, Kilflynn and formerly of Blackwater, Kenmare, on Friday 30th April.
A private family funeral took place for John with the Requiem Mass being celebrated at 11 am on Tuesday in St. Mary’s Church, Kilflynn,by Fr.Denis O’Mahony followed by interment in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Kilflynn. The mass was Livestreamed on:
On behalf of the community, we offer our sympathies to his wife Breda, to his daughter Bridget and his son Kevin and his sisters Joan, Agnes, and brothers Jimmy and Donie. his granddaughter Lisa, nephews, nieces, son-in-law Andrew, daughter-in-law Máiréad, relatives, neighbours and friends. He was predeceased by his brother and sister Michael & Mary. May John Rest in Peace.
On behalf of the community, we offer our sincere sympathies to Maura O’Connell and her family, Ballyrehan, Lixnaw, on the death of her mother Leila (Mary) Moloney (nee Riordan), Cahernard, Castleisland, and formerly of 12 O’Connell’s Terrace Killarney, who passed away peacefully on the 12th April in her 95th year, at her daughter Maura’s residence.
May she rest in peace.
CROTTA CLUB MEMBERSHIP 2021
The Closing date for Club Membership subscription has been confirmed for 31st May 2021. It would be important to ensure prior to players returning to GAA activity, that they are registered on the New Foireann System and can be accessed via the Club website www.crottagaa.club or type www.foireann.ie into your internet browser.
Members who set up a ‘ReturnToPlay’ account in 2019 to complete the Health Questionnaires can access their Foireann account by using the same login id and password as used last year. If you don’t have a ReturnToPlay account then you can register a new account very easily on Foireann. Go to www.foireann.ie and follow the instructions for New users. If you go to the Club website www.crottagaa.club further information is provided and if you encounter any difficulties contact Crotta club registrar Shane Herbert 0872890087 or any club officer.