antrim v Kerry


Congratulations to Pryia O Donovan Knockacaska, Kilflynn and Laura Falvey, Abbeydorney who scored 1-02 (1f), two former students of St. Teresa’s National School, Kilflynn and their Kerry U-14 Football team mates who captured the All Ireland U14 Championship title, after extra time, on the full-time score line of Cork: 5-10(25) to Kerry: 5-12(27) on Saturday 21st May in front of huge attendance at Pairc Ui Rinn, Cork.
Laura plays her club football with Abbeydorney Ladies Football Club and Priya plays her club football with NaGaeil Football Club,Tralee.


Well done to Crotta players Alex Relihan, John Donovan, Ryan Hurley, Stephen Shanahan, CIllian Hurley and Tadgh Doran. who represented the club on the U14 Kerry Hurling Development Squad selection who played Clare on Saturday morning 21st May at the Clare GAA Centre Of Excellence.
Congratulations to the Kerry U15 hurlers who had a comprehensive win over Kildare on Sunday 22nd May in Hermitage Park Lixnaw round 2 of the Academy fixtures. Well done to the Crotta duo of Evan O’Sullivan and Oisin Heaton and coach Jerome O’Sullivan.  Well done to @LixnawGAA for their facilities and refreshments afterwards.


We have a remembrance evening for all those buried in the old cemetery in Kilflynn village on Wednesday 8th June, at 8. 00p.m joining us will be Fr. Denis O’Mahoney and Rev Jim Stevens.
Please join us to recall and honour the memory of our families and neighbours and all that have gone before us, and those that may no longer have people to remember them.
This gathering will give everybody the opportunity, if they wish, to contribute to the upkeep of the cemetery. looking forward to seeing you, and others who may be interested in joining our prayer evening. There will be light refreshments afterwards in St Columba’s Centre. In the event of unsuitable weather conditions, the ceremony will be held indoors.


The Crotta Senior hurlers play St. Brendan’s Ardfert on Sunday 29th May at 2.00pm in the Senior County League Semi-Final at the sportsfield, Dromakee, Kilflynn. Abbeydorney play Causeway, in the other semi-final, also on Sunday in Causeway. We wish the Crotta players and their management the best of luck


The Sportsfield in Dromakee came alive on Sunday morning 22nd May to the sounds of children playing and enjoying their sport. Our Academy U5 & U7 were out training and putting in a great workout. Kerry GDA Gilles O’Grady was present to guide players and coaches alike with the U7’s. Thanks a million Giles, a very informative session as always.
Focus then switched to our U9’s who played host to Kildimo-Pallaskenry GAA Club. Both panels were broken up into 3 teams each. With each team playing each other, this meant all players were involved with loads of playing time for everybody. Thanks a million, to Kildimo-Pallaskenry GAA Club for traveling down, your players, mentors and supporters are a credit to your club. Thanks to Johnny Hannon, Con O’Donnell and Mike Lynch for all the amazing work in organising and coordinating the games. Thanks to our referees Fionn Hannon, Diarmuid O’Driscoll, Stephen Shanahan and Aidan Beirne. Finally, thanks to all parents for baking and making sambos. Thanks to all the parents in particular Marie Beirne, Brenda Hannon who ensured all players and supporters were well watered & fed on the day. Many hands working together. Sincere thanks once again to Kildimo-Pallaskenry GAA Club for traveling and safe journey home. Best of luck with the rest of your season. Looking forward to meeting ye again in the future


Antrim 2-21 Kerry 0-29
They’re there. They’ve done it. The dream lives on. For the third straight year the Kerry hurlers will contest the Joe McDonagh Cup Final.
On an afternoon of high-drama, the Kingdom scrambled over the line in Corrigan Park Belfast on Saturday 21st May (in a game that looked well in hand up until injury time at the end of the second half), while Carlow upset the odds in Tullamore to deny Offaly, ensuring the green and gold’s passage to the final on score-difference.
It was the GAA’s version of Super Sunday, albeit on a Saturday, as we kept half an eye on what was happening in both games. There were times when the live-table had Kerry going through, and at others Offaly were on their way to the final. Congratulations to the Kerry Senior Hurlers, especially the Crotta players Sean Weir (wing back) Jordan Conway (came on as a sub and scored 0-02) James Sheehan and Cillian Trant (extended panel members) on their victory and on reaching the Joe McDonagh Cup final against Antrim on Saturday 4th June at 4.30p.m in Croke Park. #wearekerry #ciarraíabú.


The hilarious comedy Further Ted stars comes to Kilflynn on Saturday night 9th July.
Further Ted, features two of the Father Ted’s series most popular cameo’s ‘Father Damo’ (Joe Rooney) and the country singer ‘Eoin McLove” (Patrick McDonnell).
Coming to the Venue in Parker’s Pub, Kilflynn on Saturday night 9th July at 8.30p.m, the show includes both Joe and Patrick’s acclaimed solo stand up acts, plus an array of characters that promises to make this show like no other. Tickets for shows are on sale at 15 euro in Parker’s Pub or can be bought on

future ted at parkers


The Crotta Academy will continue Sunday morning from 11am – 12pm. (Weather Permitting) The Academy is for age groups U5’s – U9’s and will be held at our sport grounds Dromakee (V92 NW92). All beginners are welcome and we would encourage all girls & boys to come along and give hurling a go. If you need any information or clarification please message or phone Paul Shanahan 087-9715781. Looking forward to seeing all new and familiar faces Sunday


What a day of sport next Saturday promises to be:
Munster final
Kerry v Limerick 3 pm
European cup final
Leinster v La Rochelle 5pm
Champions league final.
Liverpool v Real Madrid 8pm
Followed by music by
Caroline Jones.
Finger food served throughout.


The Crotta Leisure Cyclists will continue their cycles every Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 6.30p.m from Barry’s Crotta. New Cyclists welcome, no experience necessary for further details contact Mike Barry 086 2571230


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.


Kerry begins their Intermediate campaign on Saturday 28th May against Laois
In Lixnaw GAA, at 5pm. Referee Mike Ryan (Tipperary)
Kerry is drawn in Group A of this year’s Glen Dimplex All-Ireland Intermediate Camogie Championship which begins on May 28th. The Championship is split into two groups of six with the top team in each group qualifying for the semi-finals and the 2nd and 3rd team in each group playing off in two quarterfinals.
The bottom team in each group will play a relegation game to see who drops to the junior ranks.

Group A

Kerry Laois Carlow Dublin Westmeath Galway

Group B

Wexford Cork Derry Meath Kilkenny nKildare

Kerry games (with dates, times and venues later)

May 29th – Kerry v Laois (H)
June 4th -Kerry v Carlow (A)
June 11th -Kerry Dublin (H)
June 18th -Kerry v Westmeath (H)
Two-week break
July 2nd -Kerry v Galway (A)

We wish Ian and the girls the best of luck, especially the Crotta players Aoife Behan, Amy O’Sullivan and Jackie Horgan.


The Crotta hurling club weekly lotto draw was held on Monday 23rd May at Herbert’s Bar, Kilflynn.
The Four numbers drawn out of the drum by the independent observer: Graham Harris, Clounsillagh, Lixnaw were 3,10, 19 and 31.
There was no winner of the 8,800 Jackpot. Congratulations to the following who won €35 in the lucky dip draw:
David and Mary Power, Abbeydorney, Damien Hogan, Abbeydorney and Ann Woulfe, Kilmorna, Listowel
The Next draw will take place in Parker’s Pub, Kilflynn on Monday 30th May at 10.00p.m for a €8,900 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 any club officer. Many thanks to all who contribute to our weekly Club Lotto. Your continued support is greatly appreciated.


The Next Darts tournament will take place on Saturday night 28th May in Parker’s at 9.30p.m. All names in for 9.15p.m Sharp. The winners of the weekly darts will receive a voucher each for Brendan Mahony’s butcher shop, Listowel.


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Mass Intention for the week in St. Mary’s Church
On Wednesday 25th May at 10.00 a.m., on Friday 27th May at 10.00 a.m., on Saturday 28st May at 6.00 p.m. John Barry, Tullig, Kilflynn.
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’.
Kilflynn Eucharistic Adoration Monday (7.00 p.m.-8.00 p.m.) Kilflynn
Blessed Candles €6 of pack of 6 available from Parish Office.


Age Action’s Care and Repair does small DIY jobs, free of charge, for older people to help them maintain their homes and their independence. For details contact Age Action national helpline 0818 911 109 or email

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