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The Crotta Hurling Lotto Club draw with a Jackpot of €15,900 was held on Monday 15th  June  in St Columbas Centre, Kilflynn. The four numbers drawn by Independent observer: Paul Shanahan, Tullig,Kilflynn were 8,15,17 and 20. There was No winner of  €15,900 Jackpot. Congratulations to the following who won €35 in the lucky dip draw: J.P Twomey, Bantry, Cork and Dromakee, Kilflynn, Mike and Conor Hussey, Ballyduff and Andrew Fealy, Lixnaw. The next Draw with a jackpot of  €16,000  will take place next Monday night 22nd  June  @ 9;45 pm via Crotta Facebook Live. Please note cut off time for entry is 9.30pm on  Monday 15th  June.

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.




 Saturday.  20th  June at   6.00 p.m.      Bridget & Jack O’Connor, Lissereen & deceased members of the O’Connor Family.

Sunday 21st  June at  10.00 a.m.          Brendan Maunsell & Paudie Casey, Cahernade

No Cemetery Masses this year
Mass will be streamed live on  go to Abbeydorney Parish and click on watch live Mas
Priest on duty in North Kerry Area, Sunday 14th June    Fr. Declan O’Connor           087-0908949
Abbeydorney and Kilflynn Churches will be open for private prayer 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.   Please use the sanitisers provided, observe social distancing, follow the signs and do not to enter the areas where access has been restricted. The churches will be closed during Mass times.
Parish Office open – Tuesday, Thursday & Friday (Office will be closed to the public this Tuesday 16th   11.15 a.m. – 12.45 p.m. for a meeting)
All visitors to the office are asked to adhere to strict social distancing.
Parishioners can return Parish Fund Envelopes, Trócaire contributions and Spring and Easter Offerings during office hours.

Thanks to the parishioners who have already returned Parish Fund, as well as Spring and Easter Offerings, and Trócaire contributions.
Bishop Ray Browne will celebrate Mass in the Cathedral (live streamed) on Tuesday, 16th June at 7.30 p.m. for 6th Class pupils in the diocese.

CROTTA GAA Club Grounds Remain Closed.

We have got guidelines from Croke Park that clubs can return to training once safe distance can be maintained but until certain criteria are fulfilled by clubs our Grounds remain closed until 29th June. Requirements include the club chairpersons, secretaries, coaches and players all completing an online coronavirus educational module, while a Covid supervisor must be appointed for each team. The only activity we are insured for at the moment is  normal maintenance /grass cutting etc

Hurling Fixtures 2020

County Senior Hurling Champ Straight Knockout

Round One, on weekend of August 23

Semifinals on weekend of September 13.

Final on September 27th.

Intermediate Championship

Preliminary round August 9

Quarter final on August 11th

Semifinal on September 6th

Semifinal on September 13th

Final on September 27th.

You can now purchase your annual Crotta hurling club yearly lottery ticket, which entitles you to one ticket in the weekly lotto draw for 52 weeks for 100 euro. Two draws free. The yearly lotto ticket can be obtained by contacting Club Chairman Paddy Weir on (087) 415 5821 for only 100 euro.

Abbeydorney/Kilflynn St. Vincent de Paul confidential number is 087 7086253


A special helpline which is free and confidential is available in Kerry to help people accessing non-emergency and non-medical services. The COVID-19 Kerry Community Response Forum includes over a dozen agencies and organisations including Kerry County Council, Gardaí, and GAA. This freephone number 1800 807 009 will be available 8am to 8pm seven days a week. A text line is also available, people can text SUPPORT followed by their NAME to 50555. Requests can also be e-mailed to


 Accord are now offering over the phone counselling for couples, Individuals & family members during this time of unprecedented stress & pressure during these weeks of COVID-19.  Call: 01 5313331

Covid-19 Guidelines on Safe Return to Gaelic Games

The following piece is part of the Covid-19 guidelines issued by Croke Park regarding under-age players returning to training:  Risk for Under-Age Players: The HIQA document “Evidence summary for spread of COVID-19 by children” published in May 2020 indicated that there is low transmissibility among children less than 14 years old. Serious illness in children is rare to date. There are low rates of child-to-adult or child-to-family member transmission in the limited number of studies available. As with all situations there is a risk of infection but it appears to be lower in children. Outdoor activity appears to further lower the risk.

There are a number of actions that can be taken to lower the risk of infection during activities.

● Do not share personal equipment such as water bottles

● If summer camps proceed, it is advisable that children limit their involvement to one camp ● Communication with parents of the relative risk is important so that they can make an informed decision on their desire to have their children engage in small group activity. A minority of children may have diseases that put them at higher risk and the level of risk needs to be assessed by their GP and parent(s)/guardian

● Having smaller groups with the same supervisor/trainer and equipment assigned to each group Parents should be advised to promote behaviours in younger age groups that will reduce the spread of the virus such as:

● Staying at home when appropriate

● Hand hygiene and respiratory etiquette

● Adequate hygiene supplies

● Signs and messages

● Activities confined to a geographical locality

Health Questionnaire/Temperature Checks Prior to commencing training: players, parents/guardians and backroom personnel should complete the self-administered standard risk assessment health questionnaire.Symptoms such as a high temperature, fever, cough, sore throat, general weakness, shortness of breath, and change in taste or smell will be identified. The presence of symptoms, or temperature (over 37.5°C) precludes attendance at training.

In such circumstances, the individual should telephone their GP for advice and management. The Questionnaire will need to be completed once, before the initial Return to Training. It will be the responsibility of the individual to inform the team’s Covid Supervisor of any change in circumstance before subsequent sessions. These measures will be reviewed in conjunction with national public health advice.

Club Games
There should be confirmation shortly from the County Board regarding revised club fixtures for the season. All Crotta players and mentors are eagerly looking forward to getting back to the playing fields again. Last week Kerry team manager Peter Keane said that clubs getting priority over county was the right way to go.

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