crotta victory social 2024


All roads will lead to Ballygarry Estate Hotel and Spa, Tralee on Friday 19th January 2024   to commemorate our Senior Hurling Team on their victory at Austin Stacks Park on Sunday August 6th at Austin Stack Park, capturing the County Championship after defeating Lixnaw by 0-15 to 1-09.
Also honoured on the night will be the victorious Crotta Minor Team, who won the County Hurling League Div 1 title in 2023. Special guests on the night will be members of the Crotta 1968 County Championship winning panel.
Awards on the night will also be presented to a very worthy Hall of Fame recipient (Matt Stack and P J Stack Memorial Trophy), Club Person of the Year (The Sam Hilliard Memorial Trophy) Minor Hurler of the Year (Monty McElligott Memorial award), U-21 Player of the year  (Diarmuid Galvin Memorial award) Intermediate  Player of the Year (Maurice Egan Memorial award)  and Senior player of the year (Dick Parkinson Memorial Trophy),
Proceedings will commence at 7.00pm sharp.

crotta victory social 2024

Entertainment on the night will be provided by BIG JIM. Admission to Social is by ticket only and can be purchased from Club Officials at €50.
A bus will operate on the night from Kilflynn village to Ballygarry Hotel (at approx. 6.30pm) and home afterwards.
Cost €3 to the Hotel and €5 home from the Hotel.
We’d love to see a big crowd on the night to celebrate our amazing team and their fantastic achievement in being crowned Senior County champions for the first time in 55years.
So don’t miss an opportunity to catch up with friends, enjoy wonderful food and entertainment and join us all to commemorate our players – a memorable night guaranteed.
Crotta Abú


Mass Intention for the week in St. Mary’s Church:
On Wednesday 17th January at 10.00a.m On Friday 19th January at 10.00 a.m. and on Saturday  20th January  at 6.00 p.m.
Abbeydorney Presbytery Phone number has been disconnected. All queries to the Parish Office 066 4018996.
Parish Office can be contacted by phone 066 4018996 Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 10.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. or by email:
Webcam has been installed in Kilflynn Church – To watch Masses go to – Abbeydorney Parish and click on ‘watch Mass’. Diocesan.


The Abbeydorney/Kilflynn Active Retired Group social meeting in the Abbeydorney Parish Hall on Wednesday 17th January. Meetings will start at 10.30am. New members are welcome; Enquiries, contact Noreen or Marie at 0667135831.


The Crotta Gaa Annual General Meeting will take place at 9pm on Friday 26th January in St Columba’s Centre, Kilflynn. All nominations and motions to be submitted by email to club secretary Darren Houlihan or by post to Darren Houlihan, Cappagh, Kilflynn by Monday 22nd January 2024.


kilflynn running challenge

As we enter week three there no time to relax. There is still time to get involved and donate.#kilflynncityrunninggroup.
Run, walk or exercise for 30mins a day all for Kerry Hospice Foundation
We will be based at Crotta Gaa Community Walkway, dromakee, Kilflynn  anytime between 7-9pm every evening in January. So shake off 2023 and start 2024 with a bang and help the palliative care unit in Tralee. This may be a stepping stone to a fitter and happier 2024 and who knows what it may lead to.


crotta fundraiser 2023

Crotta Hurling Club have agreed to extend the deadline for the €23,000 Giveaway draw until Sunday 17th March 2024. This decision has been taken as sales have unfortunately fell short of our expectations.
We hope to sell more tickets in the coming 2 months, so that we can continue to invest in the Club facilities. So for just €25 you can buy a ticket (or 5 tickets for €100) for their #CrottaChampo draw and be in with a chance of winning one of 10 cash prizes. Main cash prize is €10,000. Get behind your 2023 County Championship winners. Tickets are available at Herbert’s Bar/Village Store, Parker’s Pub, Kilflynn or from Club officers.
Enter our fundraiser here  We would like to thank all those who have purchased tickets to date.


The fourteenth edition of the Kilflynn Chronicle  is available to buy at the usual outlets in Kilflynn, Abbeydorney and Lixnaw, at Ardfert Printing, Woulfe’s Bookshop, Listowel, O’Mahony’s Bookshop, Tralee and Oaklands Daybreak, Oakpark Road, Kellys Six Crosses. Packed with history, sport, poetry and photographs, the magazine is the ideal Christmas present and is priced at €15.


There was no repeat of their famous win of 2022 for the Kerry senior hurlers over Tipperary as Liam Cahill’s charges were much too good for their visitors in their dead-rubber Co-Op Superstores Munster Hurling League clash in Nenagh on Sunday 14th January on the final scoreTipperary 1-28 Kerry 1-14. The Crotta Hurling Club was represented by Tomas O’Connor (Wing Back) who captained the Kerry Side. A great honour for his family, club and county.


We would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year!
We have places available on the following courses:
QQI Level 3 Internet Skills starting on Tuesdays from 10 am to 12 noon, starting 16th January if you are interested or would like further information, please contact us at 066 7198018.
Food for Mood with Maxine Browne, this course is about the benefits of a healthy diet and how different food impacts on your physical and mental health. Starting Monday 19th February from 3.45pm to 5.15pm, for a 7-week period.  If you are interested, please contact us.
For information on all the activities and services available in Shannow FRC, watch the local notes or keep up to date on our Facebook/ Instagram page or phone us on 066 7198018 with any query you may have.


The Crotta hurling club weekly lotto draw was held on Monday night 15th January, at Herbert’s Bar, Kilflynn. The Four numbers drawn out of the drum by the independent observer: Graham Harris, Clounsillagh, Lixnaw were 1,8,13 and 26. There was no winner of the 7,600 Jackpot. Congratulations to the following who won €35 in the lucky dip draw: Phil and Keith Hannafin, Leith East, Tralee, Sarah Rohan, Knockbrack, Kilflynn , Aidrian Keane, Glenballyma, Kilflynn.
The next draw will take place in Parker’s Pub, Kilflynn on Monday night 22nd January at 10.30p.m with a €7,700 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 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.


The Crotta GAA seeks applicant for Scor members.
It’s a new year so try a new activity
Scor Details:
The County Final of Scór Chiarraí Scór na nÒg will take place on the 2nd Feb. This is a county competition only for this year.
If anyone is interested please contact our Scòr Òfficer Tom Breen on (087) 274 8555 before next Saturday 20th Jan.
Scór na bPaisti North Kerry Final will take place on Sunday 25th February. Time and venue TBC.
The Events for Scór are: Figure/Ceilí Dancing, Solo Singing, Ballad Group, Recitation/ Scèalaìocht, Novelty act/ Nuachleas, Instrumental Music , Set Dancing and  Table Quiz.

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