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COVID-19 Support Line for Older People

ALONE manage 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.


Due to current Covid-19 guidelines, The Crotta sportsfield, Dromakee, Kilflynn was the venue for the Crotta hurling club weekly lotto draw on Tuesday 23rd February. The Four numbers drawn out of the drum by the Independent observer: Graham Harris, Clounsillagh, Lixnaw were 7,22,24 and 27.
There was no winner of the 2,300 Jackpot. Congratulations to the following who won €35 in the lucky dip draw:
Mary and Mike Neenan, Dromakee, Kilflynn, Kay Clapp, Gurtadrislig, Lixnaw and Stephen Nicholson, Clover Cottage Knocknacaska, Kilflynn.
Due to level 5 Government restrictions The Next draw will take place at The Crotta sportsfield, Dromakee, Kilflynn, on Tuesday 2nd March in compliance with Covid-19 restrictions. Note the cut off for entry to the €2,400 Jackpot draw (online or locally purchased) is 9:30pm on Monday 1st March. Tickets available 3 for €5 online visit or this link 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.


Masses and Intention for the week in Abbeydorney
Tuesday  23rd February at 10.00 a.m.
Friday 26th February at 10.00 a.m.
Saturday 27th February at 6.00 p.m. Eileen Flaherty, Abbeydorney  John Walsh & deceased members of the Walsh Family, Cappa
Sunday  28th February  at 10.00 a.m.  Angela O’Donnell, Ballysheen
No Masses in Kilflynn.  Churches open for private prayer
Public Masses from St. Bernard’s Church, Abbeydorney are streamed live on, 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:
Go to Abbeydorney Parish and click on watch live Mass
Trócaire Family Fast Boxes available in both churches.
Contribution to Sightsavers: I am happy to inform you that I sent the amount of €900 to Sightsavers recently.  The money came, since I made the appeal a few months ago, from donations big and small (including €150 contributed to the box at the Christmas Tree in Kilflynn Church.)  The organisation’s ‘Fund-Raising Manager’, Ciara Smullen, wrote, in her letter of appreciation: ‘We are delighted with the support from your parishioners, which is helping us to eliminate av the support from your parishioners, which is helping us to eliminate avoidable blindness in the countries where we work.’
In case you would like to send a personal contribution to help the work of Sightsavers, the address of the organization is: Sightsavers, First Floor, Spencer House, Spencer Row, Dublin 1.  (Fr. Denis O’Mahony)


On behalf of the community, we offer our sincere sympathy to Sarah O’Flaherty, Fahavane Kilflynn and Killarney on the death of her mother, Valerie McConkey (nee McShane) (Milford Grange, Castletroy, Limerick) who passed peacefully at the Park Nursing Home on Thursday 4th February, also to her son-in-law John O’Flaherty, grandchildren Jack and Kate O’Flaherty, extended family and friends. May she rest in peace.


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.


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.

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