Pencil in the date into your diary Wednesday 28th September. We are back with our couch to 5k/10k programme. We will be there to help you achieve your own personal goals be it to walk or run a kilometre non-stop to running a 5k to a 10k. We are there for you, your family and friends. All age groups, abilities are welcome. All we ask is your dedication and a small donation of €2 to a nominated charity partner each time. See you at our base at the Kilflynn community walkway at Crotta Gaa, Dromakee, Kilflynn,  meeting time is 7pm


Congratulations to the Crotta U-21 Hurlers and their management who captured the Acorn Life County U-21 Hurling Championship title in Austin Stack Park, Tralee on Saturday 17th September with a 1-21 to 0-18 victory over Abbeydorney.
Pius Horgan of Acorn Life presented the Man of the match trophy to Crotta’s Rory Mahony.
Congratulations Rory. Kerry Hurling Officer Paudie Dineen presented victorious Crotta Captain Declan O’Donoghue with the County U-21 Hurling Championship Cup (Atlantic Oils Perpetual Cup).
CROTTA O’NEILLS: Darragh Murnane, Niall Heaton, Ryan McElligott, Gavin Parker (0-2), Seán McGrath, Tadhg McKenna, Rory Mahony (0-8, 5f), Cillian Trant (0-1), Denis Quille, James Sheehan (0-3), Tomás Dillon, Cormac White (0-2), Declan O’Donoghue (1-1), Seán Murnane (0-3f), Denis Nolan Subs: Seán McElligott (0-1) for T Dillon, half-time, T Dillon for S Murnane, 53, Eoin Relihan for C White, 62, Mark Sheehan for G Parker, 63 Daniel O’Rourke and Cathal McElligott. Crotta management Micheal Lynch, J.P McElligott, Francis Keane and Adam O’Sullivan.


meeting Wednesday, 21st September from 10.30am to 1.30pm in the Abbeydorney Parish Community Hall where a meal will be served. Any enquiries please contact 066 7135831. New members are most welcome


FOUR community projects will receive funding of €129,292.75 under the CLÁR programme.
Under this round of CLÁR funding, sports clubs, schools and community groups will receive grants of up to €50,000 to develop a range of projects that will benefit people of all ages.
The successful projects include AstroTurf pitches, community gyms, playgrounds, basketball and tennis courts, outdoor pool tables, outdoor cinemas, walkways, public toilets and car park facilities.
The four successful projects receiving funding are:

Duagh Sports and Leisure Complex is receiving €50,000 for the expansion of the car park at the Duagh Sports and Leisure Complex.
Kerry Parents and Friends, Valentia is receiving €42,792 for the development of a sensory garden at Tigh an Oileáin, Valentia Island.
Scoil Naisiunta on Fhaill Mhor (Foilmore NS) is receiving €31,500 for the resurfacing and improvements to the car parking area.
Kilflynn Community Together is receiving €5,000 to develop the Kilflynn Nature Garden

Welcoming the news, Kerry Fianna Fáil TD and Minister for Education, Norma Foley said: “I am delighted that four key community projects and organisations in Kerry are being supported through this tranche of CLÁR funding.
“This round of CLÁR investment will help to enhance and upgrade a range of vital outdoor community amenities, from car parks to sensory gardens, which greatly enrich and improve the local amenities in those areas.”


The Kilflynn toddler group is back! Started on Thursday 8th September, we will be in St. Columbus Hall in Kilflynn at 10.00-11.30 am. Please come yourself and bring some friends, plenty of toys, laughter, chats and finally that hot cuppa with some sweets.
See you there!


The Crotta hurling club weekly lotto draw was held on Monday 19th September at Parker’s Pub, Kilflynn.
The Four numbers drawn out of the drum by the independent observer: Sonny Egan, Garrynagore, Lixnaw were 4,12,28 and 32.
There was no winner of the 3,200 Jackpot. Congratulations to the following who won €35 in the lucky dip draw:
Norma O’Donnell, Toureen, Kilflynn and Paul Culhane, Crotta, Kilflynn and Pete McGrath, Castletown, Kilflynn.
The next draw will take place in Herbert’s Bar, Kilflynn on Monday 26th September at 10.30p.m with a €3,300 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.


Cancer support group have a new course commencing “Seasons for Growth” on Thursday the 22nd September from 7-9.30pm.. This free course, which is funded by the Kerry ETB, runs for eight weeks. For information contact 066 7192122


are looking for YOU….
Yes ….we are seeking people from our community (Aged over 17 yrs.) to represent Crotta Hurling Club as part of Scor.
So if you’re a quiz wiz, play an instrument, sing or have the gift of storytelling please get in touch with Scor officer Tom Breen on 087-2748555.
Once we have a list of those interested in taking part this will provide a fuller picture on how best we proceed with the clubs entries for 2022/ 20023
The 2022/23 Season of Scór will begin this year with Scór Sinsír.
Items to note:

  • The County Final will take place on Friday October 7th in Currow Community Hall
  • The Trath Na gceist will begin at 7pm and the main competition will begin at 7.30pm.
  • This year all entries in Scór Sinsír will go straight to the county final, No district finals for Scór Sinsír only.
  • The Munster Final of Scór Sinsír will take place on Oct 16th, venue to be Confirmed.

We look forward to hearing from you.


Mass Intention for the week in St. Mary’s Church on Saturday 24th September at 6.00 p.m. Dora Walsh & Vincent Bradford, Ballymacelligott
Parish Office can be contacted by phone 066 4018996 Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 10.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. or by email:
Masses from St. Bernard’s Church, Abbeydorney are streamed live on, on Sunday at 10 a.m. Go to Abbeydorney Parish and click on watch live Mass. Webcam has been installed in Kilflynn Church – To watch Masses go to – Abbeydorney Parish and click on ‘watch Mass’. Diocesan
Kilflynn Eucharistic Adoration Monday (7.00 p.m.-8.00 p.m.)


Confidential number 087 7086253. St. Vincent de Paul Society clothes can be donated locally at the Disposal Facility at Abbeydorney GAA Complex or the Railway Bar Car Park, Lixnaw. Your support is greatly appreciated.


Aloneare currently looking for befriending volunteers in your area. Visit for more details and to sign up. If you have concerns about your own wellbeing or you are an older person who would like to receive ALONE’s Support & Befriending services, contact ALONE on 0818 222 024 from 8am – 8pm, seven days a week

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