CILLIAN AND EMMA WIN THE CROTTA LOTTO JACKPOT
The Crotta hurling club weekly lotto draw was held on Monday 12th December at Parker’s Pub, Kilflynn.
The Four numbers drawn out of the drum by the independent observer: Graham Harris, Clounsillagh, Lixnaw were 11, 12, 13 and 22.
There was One winner of the 4,400 Jackpot. Congratulations to Cillian and Emma Hogan, Ballyconnell Heights, Kilflynn. The Hogan Family are great supporters of the club and of the weekly lotto draw, and lucky ticket was bought online www.clubforce.com, and they were the toast of Kilflynn and beyond on Tuesday morning as the news of their big win circulated. Cillian and Emma are looking forward to being presented with their cheque of €4,400. A Nice Early Christmas Present.
Congratulations to the following who won €35 in the lucky dip draw:
Ina O’Leary, Fortwilliam, Ardfert, Norman Harris Yateley, Hampshire, England and Michael McCarthy Rockwell close, Tralee.
The next draw will take place in Herbert’s Bar on Monday 19th December at 10.30p.m with a €2,000 Jackpot.
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 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.
After a break of almost three years, the Kilflynn Cancer Support Group table quiz returns on Wednesday 28th December. The intervening period has been difficult for our designated charities, Recovery Haven, Kerry Hospice and Kerry Cancer Support, with much of their fundraising activity curtailed because of the pandemic. Therefore, the community’s support is needed more than ever so that these beneficiaries can continue their wonderful work. The quiz has always received unbelievable support from the people of Kilflynn and the surrounding parishes, with almost €80000 raised to date, the vast majority of which was distributed to Kerry-based cancer charities. With such support, the quiz has become an integral part of Christmas celebrations in the village. Moreover, the event is not all about answering questions but also a fun filled night of music, raffles, and auctions. Therefore, the organizers would be grateful to receive any donations. Maybe you could ask a business, you regularly deal with, for some item, such as a voucher, that we might raffle or sell on the night. Also, if you have any unwanted presents do not put them in the attic; give them to us to raise much-needed funds for our charities. Even if you cannot attend on the night we would be grateful for your support in these ways. If interested please contact John Flaherty on (087)2352753. Any donations can be handed in to John, Parker’s Pub or Herbert’s Bar and shop.
Anyone who might like to lend a hand on the night itself please let us know. As always, the organisers thank you for your continued support and look forward to seeing you on the 28th December, throw-in at 8 30!
ST. MARY’S CHURCH, KILFLYNN
Mass Intention for the week in St. Mary’s Church:
Mass at 10am on Wednesday 14th December,
On Thursday 15th December Requiem Mass for Mary Leen (née Lyons) Lower Rea, Kilflynn, will be celebrated at 11.00am. (live streamed on www.churchmedia.tv/kilflynn ).
Interment afterwards in Kilflynn Old Cemetery.
On Friday 16th December at 10.00 a.m. and Saturday 17th December at 6.00 p.m. James & Betty Condon, Dublin & 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: email@example.com
Samaritan Collection Church Gate Collection on Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th December.
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. Webcam has been installed in Kilflynn Church – To watch Masses go to www.dioceseofkerry.ie – Abbeydorney Parish and click on ‘watch Mass’. Diocesan
Christmas Mass Bouquet and a selection of other Mass cards available from the Parish Office.
SPLIT THE BUCKET
Patrick O’Halloran, Fearr an flainn, Kilflynn was the winner of Kilflynn Community Together SPLIT THE BUCKET draw for November at Herbert’s Bar on Saturday 3rd December. Congratulations Patrick who won €126 euro. The winning ticket was drawn by Aiden Sheehan, Castletown, Kilflynn.
As always, thank you for your continued support. The next draw takes place in Parker’s Pub, Kilflynn on Saturday 31st December at 9.30p.m
Get your entries in (as many as you like) before this Saturday 31st December! It could be your lucky Night! We have buckets at various businesses around Kilflynn, Parkers Pub, Herbert’s Bar and Zam Zam Kebab.
The concept of the draw is simple, simply place your €2 into the envelope at the venue, write your name and phone on the envelope and you could possibly ‘split the bucket!’
Funds raised will be used for projects that will benefit and improve Kilflynn. Your support is greatly appreciated.
KILFLYNN CHRISTMAS TREE
‘Light Up A Life’ Fundraiser
If you wish to remember a loved one who is deceased, ‘Light Up A Life’ this Christmas by donating €5 per light. Donations and names can be dropped into The Village Store or Tommy Neenan by 22nd December 2022. Many thanks for your continued support.
The defibrillator at Crotta GAA ground, Dromakee, Kilflynn will be unable to operate for approximately a week from December 10th. To facilitate necessary software updates to be carried out on it. Please take note of the other defibrillators within our community i.e. outside Kilflynn Church & Power Gala in Abbeydorney. We will update you when this is back in operation. Thank You
KERRY COUNTY COUNCIL
Kerry County Council are providing deposits of grit at 97 locations across Kerry from Monday 12th December for use by individuals and groups on local roads and footpaths. The Council appreciates the cooperation of the public in facilitating this response to the cold weather.
Tralee Rural: Leith Cross
Listowel Municipal District:
Abbeydorney – Near GAA Pitch
Lixnaw – Parking area near Playground near ICW wetlands
Kilflynn- Area near Village Crossroads (adjacent to Parker’s Pub)
Music, Songs and Craic with Bryan Murphy in Parker’s Pub, Kilflynn on Sunday evening 18th December (After the world cup Soccer final)
ABBEYDORNEY/KILFLYNN ACTIVE RETIRED
Group are meeting this Wednesday, 14th December from 10.30am to 1.30pm in the Abbeydorney Parish Community Hall where a meal will be served for the festive season. Enquiries 066 7135831.
The weekly Darts Doubles Tournament will continue this Saturday night 17th December in Parker’s Pub. The winners this week will again receive Fresh Turkeys. All Names in for the draw at 9.30 p.m.
Dancing in St.Columbas Centre, Kilflynn, every Monday night at 9.00 p.m. Plenty of fun and exercise guaranteed. All Welcome.
KILFLYNN TODDLER GROUP
The Kilflynn toddler group meets up every Thursday mornings in St. Columbus Centre, Kilflynn at 10.00-11.30 am
CROTTA GAA AGM
The Crotta Hurling Club Annual General meeting will be on Friday 16th December at 9.00pm in St.Columbas Centre, Kilflynn . All motions and nomination to be submitted to club Secretary Darren Houlihan by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by post to Darren Houlihan Cappagh Kilflynn no later than Tuesday 13th December.
Lights at the sports field, Dromakee on from Monday to Friday 7pm to 9pm during the winter
ABBEYDORNEY/KILFLYNN ST. VINCENT DE PAUL
Confidential number 087 7086253. St. Vincent de Paul Society clothes can be donated locally at the Disposal Facility at Abbeydorney GAA Complex or the Railway Bar Car Park, Lixnaw. Your support is greatly appreciated.
Alone are currently looking for befriending volunteers in your area. Visit www.alone.ie for more details and to sign up. If you have concerns about your own wellbeing or are an older person who would like to receive ALONE’s Support & Befriending services, contact ALONE on 0818 222 024 from 8am – 8pm, seven days a week.