JOE MCDONAGH CUP TEAM OF THE 2020:
Kerry has 5 representatives on the GAA/GPA 2020 Joe McDonagh Cup team of the year.
The Kingdom lost the Final to Antrim, who led the way with 7 players honoured.
The Kingdom players selected are defenders Tomás O’Connor and Jason Diggins, midfielder Shane Nolan and forwards Shane Conway and Daniel Collins.
The selection process for the GAA/GPA 2020 Joe McDonagh Cup Team of the Year included player and coach feedback and was finalised by an independent selection committee of journalists and referees.
Congratulations and Well done to the Kerry players who were selected on the Joe McDonagh Cup team, especially the Crotta players Tomas and Shane. It’s a great honour for the players chosen and for their families and clubs who they represent.
On behalf of the community, we offer our sincere sympathy to Gerard Hussey, Cappa, Kilflynn and to the Hussey Family on the death of his father, Brendan Hussey of Oakpark Demesne, Tralee and formerly of Ballymacelligott, who passed away peacefully, on Wednesday 10th February 2021.
The death took place of Nelius Beirne of Dromcunnig, Abbeydorney and formerly of St. Brendan’s Park, Tralee on Friday 12th February 2021.
On behalf of the community, we also offer our sincere sympathies to his wife Elizabeth (Hayes) his sons Neil, Paul, his daughters Carina and Eibhlís, his siblings Patrick, Siobhan, Micheál, Deirdre, Sinéad, Emer, Colm, Marie, Fiona and Orla, aunt Beatrice, his uncles Billy and Con, nephews, nieces, grandnephews, grandnieces, cousins, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, extended family, neighbours and wide circle of friends.
On behalf of the community, we also offer our sincere sympathy to John Hennessy, Keel, Kilflynn and his family on the death of his father, Sylvester Hennessy, Fortwilliam, Abbeydorney and late of Rathnure, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford. Peacefully at The Bon Secours Hospital Tralee surrounded by his family on Friday 12th February 2021. May They Rest in Peace
COVID-19 Support Line for Older People:
ALONE manages a national support line and additional supports 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 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 16th February. The Four numbers drawn out of the drum by the Independent observer: Graham Harris, Clounsillagh, Lixnaw were 1,16,25 and 32.
There was no winner of the 2,200 Jackpot. Congratulations to the following who won €35 in the lucky dip draw: Dominic Kissane, Knockaunacurraheen, Lixnaw, Bobs Barry, Clounsillagh, Lixnaw and Noelle Heaton, Irrebeg, Lixnaw.
Due to level 5 Government restrictions The Next draw will take place at The Crotta sportsfield, Dromakee, Kilflynn, on Tuesday 23rd February in compliance with Covid-19 restrictions. Note the cut off for entry to the €2,300 Jackpot draw (online or locally purchased) is 9:30pm on Monday 22nd February. 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 emphasise 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.
ST. BERNARD’S, ABBEYDORNEY /ST. MARY’S, KILFLYNN
Masses and Intention for the week in Abbeydorney:
Monday 15th February at 7.30 p.m. Sheila McCarthy, Tullacrimmin
Wednesday 17th February at 10.00 a.m. & 7.30 p.m. Ash Wednesday
Friday 19th February at 10.00 a.m.
Saturday 20th February at 6.00 p.m. John McCarthy, Knockbrack Kilflynn.
Sun. 21st February at 10.00 a.m. Paud Sheehan, Boheroe & U.K. (recently deceased) J. O’Connor, Lissereen
No Masses in Kilflynn. Churches open for private prayer
Public Masses from St. Bernard’s Church, Abbeydorney are streamed live on www.dioceseofkerry.ie, on Saturday at 6 p.m. and on Sunday at 10 a.m.
Parish Office can be contacted by phone 066 4018996 Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 10.00a.m. to 1.00 p.m. or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Go to Abbeydorney Parish and click on watch live Mass.
Ash Wednesday 2021 February 17th is a day of fast and abstinence. To celebrate Ash Wednesday and the start of the Lenten season, the people of the diocese are invited to participate in Masses online. Ashes will not be blessed at the Masses. Lent calls us to ‘come back to God with all our heart’ and the practices of prayer, fasting and giving to charity are a way of making real our return to God. This year, in the absence of blessed ashes, people are invited to trace the sign of the cross on themselves or on each other’s foreheads at home. Marking Ash Wednesday at Home is a prayer resource available on the diocesan website, www.dioceseofkerry.ie. (Copies also available in the Churches)
Trócaire Family Fast Boxes available in both churches. I invite parishioners to see the Trócaire Family Fast as a very real way of identifying with those in our world, who are unsure of their next meal and parents who know they cannot feed their children because of lack resources to plant crops or to buy food. I urge you to consider the possibility, after reading the material in the Trócaire pack, to go without one item of food each week and to put the amount (approx.) of money spared in your Trócaire box. I hope this could be a minimum of €5 per individual per week and somewhat more where a family is involved. (Fr. Denis O’Mahony)
CROKE PARK UPDATE
GAA headquarters issued an update last week on the current Covid restrictions. A return to inter-county play is not permitted at present and this position is not expected to change in the coming weeks. The GAA’s Covid Advisory group expects that no on-field activity will be permitted until Easter at the earliest. It is expected that the Governments updated ‘Living with Covid’ plan will provide clarity on when clubs and counties can return to training and games in 2021.
eVETTING AND SAFEGUARDING
We have been notified that everyone who hasn’t done Garda evetting with the GAA or LGFA within the last 3 years must do so again.
Also, a Safeguarding course which is a requirement must be done through the GAA / LGFA as other organisations and sports would not cover specifics. Child welfare courses are coming up online.