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ST. PATRICK’S DAY GREETINGS

Wishing all readers of the Kilflynn Notes at Home and Abroad a very Happy St. Patrick’s Day.

COMMUNITY SUPPORT SERVICE

Kilflynn Community Together and The Crotta Hurling Club are continuing our Community Support Service. If there are any elderly or vulnerable members / friends of our community living alone or cocooning and need anything delivered to your home like Groceries or Medication or any other essentials over the coming weeks please contact contact the Kilflynn Community Together phone on 087-1122828, the Crotta GAA/Kilflynn Community Together will then send someone out to you. As a community Let’s look out for each other. Our Volunteers are Garda Vetted and all enquiries are treated with strict confidentiality. Please keep safe, and as a community we will beat this virus.

THANK YOU

A big thank you to all of the frontline workers from within our community and across the wider world that continue to work hard to keep us all safe and ensure that life can continue as normal as is possible during these difficult times. As we pass the point at which this pandemic began a year ago, we wish to thank you all sincerely for the incredible efforts you have made over the past 12 months and that you all continue to make every day.
Buíochas ó chroí libh go léir.

CROTTA GAA MEMBERSHIP

It’s that time of year again when the registration process needs to be completed and the membership fees fall due.

  • Non players must be paid up by 31st March.
  • Players must have paid 3 days before a game or training season for registration and insurance purposes.
  • A new club policy introduced this year is No Pay, No Play.
  • This policy is to ensure that our players are covered in the event of injury

Please contact club officers or check out www.crottagaa.com for more information

GOOD LUCK

Best wishes to the students, teachers and educational staff who returned to school on Monday 15th March, including all those from 3rd – 6th class at Primary Level and 5th years in Post-Primary.

TROCAIRE LENTEN CAMPAIGN 2021

In conjunction with Trocaire Lenten campaign 2021 Fergus O Sullivan with his Father-in-law Deacon Thady O’ Connor have recorded a hymn “We Need Jesus Now More Than Ever.”  It’s a spiritual vaccine for our time. Ring Fergus on 087 6988929 or call to Abbeydorney Post Office for you copy.  All the proceeds go directly to Trocaire. Give Locally Help Globally. Thank You.

 NEW AGE GROUPS FOR SEASON 2021

KERRY GAA have confirmed that they will play underage hurling and football competitions at uneven ages in 2021 in line with national policy. The new policy came into effect from this January 2021. All teams will now move to the uneven numbers (U7, U9, U11, U13, U15 & U17, etc). In Limerick, the U7, U9 and U11 age grades will come under the remit of Coaching & Games. The U13, U15 and U17 age grades will be planned by County Bord na nÓg. Feile now reverts to U15 level. Formats, days, dates etc are being organised at the moment and further details will be circulated to the clubs at later dates.

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 March. The Four numbers drawn out of the drum by the Independent observer: Graham Harris, Clounsillagh, Lixnaw were 14,19,20 and 32. 
There was no winner of the 2,600 Jackpot. Congratulations to the following who won €35 in the lucky dip draw: Declan Lynch, Tullig, Kilflynn, Jerome McCarthy, Gortatoo, Kilflynn, and Eamon Lenihan, Leith, Abbeydorney. Due to level 5 Government restrictions The Next draw will take place at The Crotta sportsfield, Dromakee, Kilflynn, on Tuesday 23rd  March in compliance with Covid-19 restrictions. Note the cut off for entry to the €2,700 Jackpot draw (online or locally purchased) is 9:30pm on Monday 22nd March. 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.

ABBEYDORNEY PARISH
ST.   BERNARD’S, ABBEYDORNEY ~ ST. MARY’S, KILFLYNN  

Masses and Intention for the week in Abbeydorney
Tuesday 16th  March  at 6.00 p.m. Breda & John O’Sullivan & deceased members of the O’Sullivan Family, Banemore Bridie & James O’Connor & deceased members of the O’Connor Family, Blackwater, Kenmare
Wednesday 17th March at 10.00 a.m. Lá ‘le Pádraig.
Friday 19th March
  at 10.00 a.m.
Saturday 20th March at  6.00 p.m. Nelius Beirne, Droumcunnig
Sunday 21st March at 10.00 a.m. Paddy Joe Lenihan and deceased members of the Lenihan & Dowling Families, Boheroe.
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 4018996Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 10.00a.m. to 1.00 p.m. or by email: abbeydorney@dioceseofkerry.ie
Go to Abbeydorney Parish and click on watch live Mass.
Praying Sunday Mass Online As we gather at home for our Sunday Mass celebrations online, these are some suggestions that might help our prayer-time: Create a sacred space where you will sit to attend Mass e.g. using a crucifix or candle or icon, just like you might do if preparing for a house Mass.  Invite family members to name a prayer intention that everyone will pray for during the Mass. Stand to hear the Gospel or to join in praying the Our Father, just like you would in church. We are reminded of the words of Jesus – ‘Where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I in their midst’.  We remember that Jesus Christ is present in our homes as we pray at Mass together.
Easter Mass Bouquet Cards and a selection of other Mass Cards available from the Parish Office Phone 066 4018996

GAA GARDA VETTING

Coaches, Mentors & Administrators: Is your Garda Vetting Up to Date? 

Hopefully we will soon be back on the pitch. In order to we be ready for 2021 season we need to have our Garda vetting up to date. All those vetted in 2016,2017 and 2018 now need to be re-vetted.
How do I get Garda vetted?
These are the steps
Go into wwww.kerrygaa.ie
Go to committees
Down to child welfare
Scroll down to Garda vetting in the gaa
How to be garda vetted and click no 1
If anyone has any difficulty Crotta Child Welfare Officer Maire Beirne is more than willing to help and you can contact Maire on 087 968808

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