CHRISTMAS LIGHTS

For many years now, Noreen and the Late Michael Murphy, Dromakee, Kilflynn, have been decorating the outside of their home, with a spectacular Christmas lights display, for the last two years their raised over 1,000 euros for the palliative care unit at University Hospital Kerry, Tralee. This year the Murphy family have put up the Christmas lights in memory of their father Michael who passed away in June 2021, again to try and raise funds for the palliative care unit, Noreen and The Murphy Family, would greatly appreciate any amount you can give to the collection box on the fence outside their house, all monies raised will go directly to the palliative care unit. Thanks for all your support.

CAMOGIE

Best of luck Clanmaurice players and their management, especially the Crotta duo of Aoife Behan and Jackie Hogan who play Arhleague of Roscommon in the All-Ireland Junior Semi-final at Fr McNamara Park, Ennis on Saturday 18th December at 1.00p.m
Please note tickets are required if you are going to Saturdays All Ireland Semi-Final between Clanmaurice v Athleague in Ennis This is the link
https://www.universe.com/…/aib-2020-all-ireland-junior… for game

CHRISTMAS CEREMONIES

The following Christmas Ceremonies will take place at St. Mary Church, Kilflynn: Friday 24th December: Vigil Mass – Christmas Eve at 8.00 p.m., Saturday 25th December – Christmas Day at 9.30 a.m.

CROTTA AGM

The Crotta Annual General Meeting will take place at 9pm on Friday 17th December in St Columba’s Community Centre, Kilflynn. Members attending the A.G.M on Friday night, due to the guidelines will have to be vaccinated, wear face coverings, social distancing must adhered to.

GAA NEWS

Congrats to Na Gaeil GAA Club County intermediate champion’s 2021 great achievement
Congrats to Austin Stacks on their victory in the county senior final – best of luck in the Munster championship this weekend
AIB Munster Intermediate Club Hurling Championship 2021 / Craobh Idirmheánach AIB Clubanna Mumha 2021

RESULT

Sunday, 5 December
Kilmoyley (Kerry) 1 – 12 Dunhill (Waterford) 2 – 7. Congratulations to the Kilmoyley players and their mentors.
Final weekend 8/9 January
Kilmoyley (Kerry) v Courcey Rovers (Cork)
Congratulations to the 3 Kerry players selected on the 2021 Joe McDonagh Cup Team of the Year – Fionán Mackessy (St. Brendan’s), Eric Leen (St. Brendan’s) and Shane Conway (Lixnaw).

KILFLYNN CHRISTMAS CARDS

Delight friends and family with personalized Christmas cards from Kilflynn.
The cards will bring a little more joy to people at Christmas, particularly for those abroad, as it will give them a taste of home and for those still in the locality, the cards are a lovely reminder of the beauty that surrounds us every day. The cards have 7 photos by Mike Parker of Snowy scenes from the Kilflynn Area and were designed by Laura Hartnett Design.
A limited number of cards (Pack of 7 are 10 euro) are available at Parker’s Pub, Abbeydorney Post Office or by contacting Mike Parker on 0879794541.

ABBEYDORNEY/KILFLYNN ST. VINCENT DE PAUL

is part of the Tralee Area which also covers Ardfert, Ballyduff, Causeway, Ballyheigue, Fenit, Castleisland, Knocknagoshel and the entire Dingle peninsula. Each week, we distribute over 60 hampers and over 200 dinners. The type of support we provide is wide ranging, but most often we help families with basics such as food, clothing, heating and education costs. For example, your donation will enable us to once again distribute over 800 food hampers during Christmas Week and over 300 Christmas Day dinners.
Much of what we do in this community would be simply impossible, without your generous support. Thank you.
The local confidential number of the S.V.P. is 087 7086253.

GAMES POSTPONED

Both these Finals have been postponed because some players will be involved with the Kerry Senior hurlers away training camp that weekend.
No new date confirmed.

FIXTURES

Rhyno Quality Feeds North Kerry Senior Hurling Championship / Craobh Sinsir Iomána Ciarraí Thuaidh [John Joe O’Sullivan Cup]
Sunday, 19 December Causeway v Kilmoyley
North Kerry Under 21 Hurling Championship Final (Provisional) / Craobh Iomána Fé 21 Ciarraí Thuaidh [Paddy Kelly Cup]
weekend of 18/19 December Crotta O’Neill’s v Tralee Parnell’s

CROTTA LOTTO RESULTS

Parker’s Pub, Kilflynn was the venue for the Crotta hurling club weekly lotto draw on Monday 13th December The Four numbers drawn out of the drum by the independent observer: Graham Harris, Clounsillagh, Lixnaw were 3,8, 14 and 26.
There was no winner of the 6,500 Jackpot. Congratulations to the following who won €35 in the lucky dip draw:Kate and Danny Caffrey, Crotta, Kilflynn, Sarah Gleeson, Kilflynn Village and Amanda Goggin, Dromartin, Ballyduff
Next draw will take place in Herbert’s Bar, on Monday 20th December at 10.00p.m in compliance with Covid-19 restrictions. Note the cut off for entry to the €6,600 Jackpot draw (online or locally purchased) is 9:30pm on Monday 20th  December. 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 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.

CARE GROUP CHRISTMAS PARTY

Abbeydorney/Kilflynn Care Group Christmas Party for senior citizens in Ballyroe Heights Hotel won’t go ahead this Christmas due to NPHET guidelines.

PARKER’S PUB

Music on Saturday Night 18th December at 8.00p.m by Catalpa a three-piece Irish Folk and Ballad group hailing from Dublin’s fair city.
Wear your favourite Christmas Jumper.
Prize for best jumper and Music on Sunday Evening 19th December by Dreams of Freedom at 6-8p.m

CARE AND REPAIR

Age Action’s Care and Repair does small DIY jobs, free of charge, for older people to help them maintain their homes and their independence. For details contact Age Action national helpline 0818 911 109 or email careandrepair@ageaction.ie

ST. MARY’S CHURCH, KILFLYNN

Mass Intention for the week in St. Mary’s Church
Wednesday 15th  December at 10.00 a.m.
Saturday 18th December  at   6.00 p.m Ryan Family, Ballyconnell, 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: abbeydorney@dioceseofkerry.ie
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.
Kilflynn Eucharistic Adoration  Monday (7.00 p.m.-8.00 p.m.)
Notice Covid-19
Due to the increase in the numbers of people becoming infected with Covid-19, please follow the public health advice and reduce your social contacts.  The public health advice is to get vaccinated as vaccination offers the best protection for you, your family and for others against severe disease.   Vaccination will reduce the number of people requiring hospitalisation and will free up ICU beds for use in our hospitals.  Please continue to follow good hand hygiene, respiratory hygiene, observe the rules of social distancing and wear a face covering/mask when attending any of our churches. People should not attend religious services if they have symptoms of Covid-19, even if they have been fully vaccinated. This applies to everyone. They should not return to church until they have received advice that it is safe to do so.

TAEKWON DO

The Kilflynn School of TaeKwon-Do returns on Wednesday, October 6th, in the St. Columbus Centre, Kilflynn.
Class Times
-4.45pm – 5.30pm (3 to 5 year olds).
-5.30pm – 6.30pm (6 to 14 year olds).
For further details contact Wayne on  086 0883595

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

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