The Crotta hurling club weekly lotto draw was held on Monday night 22nd April at Herbert’s Bar, Kilflynn. The Four numbers drawn out of the drum by the independent observer: Graham Harris, Clounsillagh, Lixnaw  were 2,9,21 and 29. There was no winner of the 9,000 Jackpot. Congratulations to the following who won €35 in the lucky dip draw:  Aisling Leahy, Rathkenny, Abbeydorney, Margaret Shanahan, Abbeydorney and Brendan Godley,  Ballylongane Ballyheigue
The next draw will take place in Parker’s Pub, Kilflynn on Monday night 29th  April at 10.30p.m with a €9,000 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


AED Training will take place on Saturday May 11th in St. Teresa’s NS Kilflynn. The course is certified by the Irish Heart Foundation and valid for two years. Cost e35.00 per person. Anyone who wishes to train please contact Gerry 0872266495


We would like to thank all our wonderful volunteers and marshalls, without whom these events couldn’t take place!
We again thank our sponsors: Greencoat Renewables, Parkers Bar, Cashell Solicitors, Glas Civil Engineering, Cara Credit Union, Aran Sweater Market, Dsigns, and Mike Prendiville.
Thanks to our DJ Clive Putman for providing the tunes and MC for the start line!
We would like to thank the Gardaí for all their assistance with the traffic crossings.
Thanks to Lucy and Vincent from About time for our chip timing this morning.
Thanks to Barry Fitzgerald, our wonderful race photographer. His photos are available for purchase.
We would also like to thank the community of Kilflynn for all their support and patience while we hosted our Half-marathon 10km Walkers and 10km Runners events on Saturday 20th April.
A huge well done and thank you to everyone who supported our races! It’s supporting our local community centre, a focal point for our community.
Thanks also to our race committee members who worked hard to host a safe event.
1st Male – Martin Crowley 2nd Male – Gerard Cremins 3rd Male – Donal Collins
1st Female – Maura Barry 2nd Female – Mary O’Shea 3rd Female – Niamh O’Riordan
1st Male – Geroid Pierse 2nd Male – Daniel O’Connor 3rd Male – John Gleeson
1st Female – Siobhan Daly 2nd Female – Mary Reynolds 3rd Female – Claire Riordan
All results on

Eimhéar Parkers Pub May 2024


Well done to our u11 hurlers winning silver in the county final on Saturday morning 20th April. They came up against a very strong Ballyduff Causeway team who we wish the best of luck  in the Munster finals. Thanks to Liam O’Sullivan and Mike Hannafin of Abbeydorney and Johnny Hannon from Crotta  for their coaching and assistance. Thanks to Ballyduff for hosting the games and John Hennessy for officiating


Abbeydorney/Kilflynn Active Retired Group social meeting in the Abbeydorney Parish Hall on 24th h April. Meeting will start at 10.30am. New members are welcome; Enquiries, contact Noreen or Marie at 066 7135831.


Westmeath 1-14 Kerry 1-20
The Kerry Senior hurlers travel to Westmeath, on  Sunday 21st April and got their Joe McDonagh Cup campaign off to a winning start against the home side at TEG Cusack Park, GAA stadium in Mullingar on the final score Westmeath 1-14 to Kerry 1-20.The Crotta hurling club was represented by Bill Keane (who came as a sub ) and Tomas O’Connor. Kerry are at home to Down on Sunday 28th April in  Austin Stack’s Park at 1.00p.m Best wishes to the Kerry players and their mentors.


The Annual Mass will celebrate at Tobar Flainn, Kilflynn on Tuesday 30th April at 7.00 p.m.


The Crotta Senior hurlers travelled to Killarney on Friday evening 19th April to play Dr. Crokes in round 5 of the County league Div 1 game and kept their 100 per cent record intact with  a victory over the home side on the 2-21 to 0-14 final scoreline. Crotta are at home to neighbours Abbeydorney on Friday evening 26th April at 7.00p.m
Crotta U11 played out a very entertaining game of hurling with  Ballyduff on  Saturday  evening 20th April in Dromakee as part of the Go Games. Well done to both teams and managements


Group 1
Crotta O’Neills, Ballyduff,, St Brendans Causeway
Group 2
Lixnaw Tralee Parnells Abbeydorney
Group 3
Kilmoyley Ballyheigue Dr Crokes


Mass Intention for the week in St. Mary’s Church
on Wednesday 24th April at 10.00 a.m. Joseph & Mary O’Neill, Gortclohy, Kilflynn,
Friday 26th April at 10.00 a.m.
And on Saturday 27th  April at 6.00 p.m. . John O’Connor, Fahavane, Kilflynn
Annual Mass at Tobar Flainn on Tuesday 30th April at 7.00 p.m.
Kilflynn Altar Society for April -Anne O’Halloran, Eileen Hannon, Joe Jameson.
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 organisation that enables older people age at home are looking for Telephone and Visitation Volunteers to support older people in the community. Call 0801 222 024 please or see for more information


Tickets are on sale for the Kilflynn Enchanted Fairy Festival, limited numbers and wow, have they a festival planned for you….. the countdown begins as they will celebrate their 10th anniversary and promise to light up your play flames, imagination and build magical memories with your loved ones 29th and 30th of June save the date and kick the summer of with The Kilflynn Enchanted fairy festival 2024.


The Crotta Leisure Cyclists are now back on the road for the summer season. Cycling every Tuesday and Thursday evening at 6.30 p.m. and Sundays at 10:30 a.m. from Barry’s Crotta. New Cyclists welcome, no experience necessary for further details contact Mike Barry 086 2571230 or Graham Harris 089 4528603


Crotta Academy Training (U5 U7 & U9) continues each Sunday morning at the sportsfield, dromakee, Kilflynn. Hurling friendships and enjoyment are the aim of the sessions. New members are always welcome to come along and try hurling at any time. Gear provided. Contact Paul Shanahan 0879715781 or message the page and we will put you in touch with the correct age group.

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