crotta awards night 2024


THE Crotta O’Neills GAA Club Victory Social was held in Ballygarry Estate Hotel and Spa, Tralee on Friday 19th January 2024   and it was one hell of a hooley!
Having had an amazing year where our Senior Hurling Team , captured the Garveys Supervalu County Senior Championship title, to bridge that 55 year gap and earn a tenth county title, after defeating Lixnaw by 0-15 to 1-09 at Austin Stacks Park on Sunday August 6th at Austin Stack Park.
Also honoured on the night were the Crotta members of the victorious Crotta/Kilmoyley Hurling Minor Team, who won the County Hurling League Div 1 title in 2023. Special guests on the night were members of the Crotta 1968 County Championship winning panel.
Following an address from Club Chairman Paddy Weir. Over 300 of the club faithful sat down for dinner where Club County Board Delegate Shane Herbert did a terrific job as MC for the night and kept everything flowing.
The victorious Senior hurling panel received their County Championship medals from Kerry County board Chairman Patrick O’Sullivan while the Crotta Minor Hurlers received their County Minor League Div 1 Medals from Kerry Senior Hurling captain and Crotta hurler Tomas O’Connor and victories Senior Captain Bill Keane.  Paul Shanahan (Selector) introduced the players to the guests with a brief description of each player, while Brendan Mahony Senior Trainer introduced the senior players to the guests with a brief description of each player.
The victorious Crotta Senior Panel 2023
Adam O’Sullivan, Seán McGrath, Bill Keane (Capt), Eamonn Shanahan, Cillian Trant, Tomás O’Connor, Rory Mahony, Tadhg McKenna, Barry Mahony, Darragh O’Donoghue, Seán Weir, Jeaic McKenna, Seanie McElligott, Shane Nolan; Jordan Conway,Darragh, Murnane, Darragh Behan, Declan O’Donoghue, Gavin Parker, Cormac White, Darragh Kennelly, Seán O’Donoghue, Dominic Nolan, Denis Quille, Mike Keane, Seán Murnane, Eoin Relihan, Tomás Dillon, Aodán Behan, Mark Sheehan, Richard Nolan, Brandon Conway, Raymond Nolan and James Sheehan.


Tom Lawlor represented the North Kerry Hurling board, members of the victorious Crotta Senior Hurling Championship panel 1968 were also guests on the night.
A presentation was made by the Senior players to The Senior management Brendan Mahony and Johnny Horgan and each member of the backroom Jerome O’Sullivan, Ronan Falvey, Amy O’Sullivan, Paud Tuomey, Darren Houlihan and Maura Leen
The club’s hall of fame award (Matt Stack and P J Stack Memorial Trophy)  was presented to Pat Herbert by Paddy Weir.
The Club Senior Hurler of The Year, Rory Mahony, received the Dick Parkinson Memorial Trophy.
The Sam Hilliard Memorial Trophy was presented to the Club Person of The Year, Brendan Mahony who also received a signed framed Crotta Jersey from the Club.
The minor hurler of the year was Jack Ryan and he received The Monty McElligott Memorial award from Sheila O’Sullivan.
The U-21  player of the year Sean McElligott  received the Diarmuid Galvin  Memorial award from Kevin Galvin Snr
The intermediate player of the year was Sean O’Donoghue and he received the Maurice Egan memorial trophy from Darren Egan.
Eoin Reilhan received the players Senior player of the Year award.
Senior Club Sponsor Mark Corkery of MMS Carpentry received a framed Crotta Jersey from the Club for his sponsorship and support throughout the year.

Results of Social Raffle
1st Framed Jersey – Jerm & Mary McCarthy,
2nd Framed Photo of Team – Mary Loughnane,
3rd Lunch in Ballygarry – Grainne OCarroll,
4th Crotta 1\2 Zips – Grainne Twomey & Elaine Conway

Guests enjoyed a delicious four course meal Music on the night was provided by Big Jim and those attending enjoyed great food, music and dancing to the wee hours.
A great night for the club which is looking forward with optimism to the year ahead.


Mass Intention for the week in St. Mary’s Church:
On Wednesday 24th January at 10.00a.m On Friday 26th January at 10.00 a.m. and on Saturday  27th January  at 6.00 p.m. . Seán Óg O’Connor, Ballysheen & Manchester
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 24th January. Meetings will start at 10.30am. New members are welcome; Enquiries, contact Noreen or Marie at 066 7135831.


The Kilflynn Cancer Support Group Table Quiz, held on Thursday 27th December, in Parker’s and Herbert’s Bar, Kilflynn was again a huge success with forty-nine tables competing. Including the auction of the Crotta jerseys, the fantastic sum of €5921 was raised on the night which has now been distributed to our benefiting charities, Recovery Haven, Kerry Hospice and Kerry Cancer Support, each receiving €1973. Thanks to the numerous businesses and individuals who donated items for raffles and prizes, and all those who helped out in any way. However, the event could not have been such a success with the continued support of the people of Kilflynn, Abbeydorney and surrounding parishes, who turned up on the night and gave so generously. Your contribution is greatly appreciated. The quiz night again exceeded all expectations and all those involved are already looking forward to Christmas 2024, which will mark 20 years of the event!


The Crotta Gaa Annual General Meeting will take place at 9pm on Friday 26th January in St Columba’s Centre, Kilflynn.
All outgoing officers, players, mentors, supporters, and members are requested to attend, New members are welcome to attend on the night.


Thank you all so much for supporting our January challenge. We would like to share with you the reason and indeed the driving force behind our January challenge. One of our founding members of Kilflynn city running group is a true inspiration to us and to everyone who has had the pleasure of meeting her. Niamh has been actively taking part in the challenge and doing her 30 minutes of exercise while undergoing treatment for an illness that unfortunately has touched so many of our family, friends and community. Niamh has shown relentless determination, amazing courage and positivity and remains a true inspiration to us all and the while wearing her infectious smile .Join us and niamh in our January challenge which is raising funds for such a worthwhile cause. Please support the Kerry Hospice Foundation using the go fund me link below.


Tomás O’Connor has been nominated by Crotta, 2023 County Champions, as the Kerry Senior Hurling Captain for 2024. Tomás nomination was ratified at Wednesday night’s (17th January) meeting of the Kerry G.A.A County Board. Congratulations Tomás – wishing you and all the team the very best of luck this season.


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.


The Crotta hurling club weekly lotto draw was held on Monday night 22nd January, at Parker’s Pub, Kilflynn. The Four numbers drawn out of the drum by the independent observer: Graham Harris, Clounsillagh, Lixnaw were 1,9,25 and 26. There was no winner of the 7,700 Jackpot. Congratulations to the following who won €35 in the lucky dip draw: Danny Caffrey, Crotta, Kilflynn Seanie McEllogott,, The Waterfall, Kilflynn and Joanne Culhane, Crotta, Kilflynn The next draw will take place in Herbert’s Bar, Kilflynn on Monday night 29th January at 10.30p.m with a €7,800 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 applicants 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.
Scòr 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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