GAA Covid Guidelines


Masses for the Week:
Tuesday 14th July     7.30 p.m.
Sunday  19th July at  10.00 a.m. Peggy Lynch, Riverside Close
Wednesday 15th July at 10.00 a.m.
Saturday 18th July   6.00 p.m.
Eileen Brennan, Rae, Kilflynn, Nora O’Regan, Kilmoyley
Streaming Mass 
We have changed the company streaming our masses. Please go to,  go to Abbeydorney Parish and click on watch live Mass. For parishioners that are using Roku stick on their televisions click into Church media TV & scroll across to Abbeydorney  and click into Mass.
Priest on duty in North Kerry Area, Sunday 5th July:  Fr. Anthony O Sullivan    087-2461749

Abbeydorney & Kilflynn St. Vincent De Paul confidential number is 087 7086253

Extract from Bishop Ray’s Message
As Congregations return to Church this week.  Please return slowly and be understanding. A warm welcome to all who join us for Holy Mass this first week and weekend with congregations returned. The delight of so many shows an appreciation that it is as vital to nourish the spirit and the soul, as well as the body.  We do not face the world on our own, God is with us.
There is upset and disappointment that large churches are restricted to a congregation of 50 people. The hope is that before the end of the month this will change to 100, where social distancing can be maintained.
Return To Public Mass:  To facilitate parishioners who wish to attend Mass, a reservation system will be in place for all masses in the parish.  Please contact the Parish Office (066 4018996 at these times) to indicate the mass you would wish to attend.
Monday 6.30 p.m. – 8.00 p.m.,
Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 9.30 a.m. – 1.30 p.m.
This system will be in place for all Masses in the Parish.

For those who will attend Mass, please note the following:

·         The dispensation from attending Vigil and Sunday morning Mass remains in place until further notice.

·         Parishioners attending Mass are advised to wear a face covering in the Church. (Please note that face coverings are not suitable for children under the age of 13 and that not everyone will feel comfortable wearing a face covering).

·          Use sanitiser provided when entering and exiting the church.

·         Ushers in the Church will show you to a seat.

·         Parishioners should sit or stand (no kneeling) and touch as few surfaces as possible.

·         Holy Communion will be given by Eucharistic Minister/Priest who will be wearing a face covering.

·         Ushers will also monitor and control the exiting of people after Mass. Please observe social distancing in the church yard.

·         Toilets will remain closed.

·         At weekend Masses the passing of baskets is not recommended so our collection will now be inside the door of the Churches.


The Crotta Hurling Lotto Club draw with a Jackpot of €16,300 was held on Monday 13thJuly in St Columbas Centre, Kilflynn. The four numbers drawn by Independent observer: Dermot Ryan, Valley View, Knocknacaska,
Kilflynn were 1,6,17 and 27. There was No winner of €16,300 Jackpot. Congratulations to the following who won €35 in the lucky dip draw: Sarah Sheehan, Castletown cove, Castletown,Mike Slattery, Ballyduff and Louise Shanahan, Irrebeg, Lixnaw. The next Draw with a jackpot of €16,400 will take place next Monday night 20th July @ 9;45 pm via Crotta Facebook Live. Please note cut off time for entry is 9.30pm on Monday 20th July .

With current social restrictions Crotta GAA would encourage lotto players to avail of our online facility (see link below). Alternatively tickets are available at Herbert’s Village Store,Kilflynn (Open Daily 4-8pm), Zamzam Kebab, Kilflynn, Abbeydorney Post Office, Foley’s Shop, Lixnaw or by contacting Paddy Weir (087) 415 5821, Paud Tuomey (087) 237 9559 or Mike Parker (087) 979 4541. All Draws will be broadcast live via Crotta Facebook on a weekly basis Monday’s at 9:30pm until our traditional venues for draws are once again available. Play online now . Thank you for your amazing support as always.

GAA Covid Guidelines


The new we GAA guidelines issue a number of recommendations.
The key points in are:

  • Only 24 players can partake in the matchday and enter the pitch enclosure but there is no limit on the size of a club matchday panel.
  • A maximum of five (football) & seven (hurling) team officials shall be allowed within the pitch enclosure.
    These should include a manager, maor foirne, two medics, one administrator and two maor caman (hurling only).
  • Subs and team officials will be positioned on opposite sides of the pitch to allow for Government guidelines.
  • There should be no use of dugouts, but they may be used provided social distancing procedures are followed.
  • No water carriers will be permitted in either code.
  • One water break will take place between the 15th and 20th minute in each half, at the referee’s discretion.
  • The referee has the authority during the game to send any person in breach of the regulations to the stand/outside the pitch enclosure and such a person cannot be replaced.
  • Ground regulations shall apply to all venues considered suitable for club championships. They shall include procedures for entry to each ground, designated areas for substitutes and team officials and shall be communicated to teams in advance.
  • GAA officials have also advised that the role of the maor foirne is to deliver messages to players on their team and any disruption to the playing of the game, challenging the authority of the match officials, interference with opposing players, entry onto the field of play not at a time as listed above or breach of match regulations shall result in their removal from the pitch enclosure and they cannot be replaced for the remainder of the game, including extra time.
  • The maor foirne must not be a listed member of the team panel.
  • Meanwhile, selectors must be positioned outside the pitch enclosure.
  • There will be no handshakes before or after games, no spitting or nose-clearing and team huddles should only take place where social distancing is observed.
  • Use hand sanitisers before and after every match.
  • Players must use their own clearly marked water bottles and interaction with opponents & match officials should be kept to a minimum after the match.


With training starting properly for majority of the teams, it is very vital that membership for 2020 be renewed. If you are yet to register, please do so without delay via the club website www.
To facilitate payment of membership subscriptions we have provided the facility to pay. Please note that the Club cannot automatically renew individual membership and particularly in the case of under-18 members the application has to be approved by a parent or guardian.


Reminder that the GAA Health Questionnaire must be filled out by all Hurling and Camogie players (adult) and parents of players (Juvenile) prior to the first training session that you attend.
The team COVID supervisor will be checking that all players who attend training have the Questionnaire completed.

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