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Parker’s Pub, Kilflynn was the venue for the Crotta hurling club weekly lotto draw on Monday 23rd August. The Four numbers drawn out of the drum by the independent observer: Graham Harris, Clounsillagh, Lixnaw were 10,12, 16 and 26.
There was no winner of the 4,900 Jackpot. Congratulations to the following who won €35 in the lucky dip draw: Aidan Behan, Abbeydorney, Cathal Mc Laughlin,Mounthill,Cloughmills,Co. Antrim and Claire Long,Knocknacaska, Kilflynn.The Next draw will take place in Herbert’s Bar, Kilflynn, on Monday 30th August at 10.00p.m in compliance with Covid-19 restrictions. Note the cut off for entry to the €5,000 Jackpot draw (online or locally purchased) is 9:30pm on Monday 30th August. Tickets available 3 for €5 online visit or this link or Herberts 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.


Coiste Chontae Chiarraí Fixtures

Keane’s Supervalu Minor Hurling Championship / Craobh Iomána Mionúir Ciarraí
Quarter Finals
Sunday, 29 Aug @ 12.30pm
Ballyheigue v Crotta/Kilmoyley
Kenmare/Kilgarvan v St. Brendan’s [at Kenmare]
Tralee Parnell’s v Lixnaw
Abbeydorney v Ballyduff
[Extra Time & Result on the Day; 1st named have home venue] We wish best of luck to the Çrotta/Kilmoyley and their management.


The draw for the 2021 Rhyno Quality Feeds North Kerry Senior Hurling Championship will take place on this Thursday, 26 August.
9 teams will take part in the competition, including Dr. Crokes, who following a request to do so have been granted permission
There will be 1 Preliminary Round game following which will be 4 Quarter Finals.
The 2 teams to play in the Preliminary Round will be drawn from the teams who have exited the Co. Senior Championship to date – Abbeydorney, Ballyduff, Ballyheigue, Crotta and Dr. Crokes.


What an incredible day of Athletics on Day 1.of the County Finals.
Cody Mckenna was first out of the blocks in the u-10 200 metres and lead the charge all the way to the final narrowly missing out on a medal in 5th place, he will be back for more next year!!
Sarah Slattery also took on the tough task of the 200 metre long distance and also ran sensationally well to qualify for the final. Sarah didn’t stop there and won a superb pewter medal with a fantastic final sprint!!
Roisin Diggins was next up in the u-8 60 metres and cruised through to the semi finals in sensational style. Roisin went on to secure a top 10 finish in her first ever athletics event.
Next up in the u-8 60 metres was Brendan Costello, who approached the start line with Usain Bolt like confidence. Brendan cruised into the final and with lightning speed crossed the line to win gold and secure a place in the Munster finals!! Inspired by her brothers performance Holly Costello also cruised through to the finals of her u-10 100 metres. in a very tough final Holly ran her heart out to win Bronze with a fantastic run.
The third member of the Costello clan Mia took on the toughest race of the day competing in the u12 600 metres and narrowly missed out on a place in the final with a great run.
Tom Slattery also took on the 600 metres U-12 and with an air of confidence beyond his young years ran a fantastic semi final to cruise home.In the final Tom ran very smartly to win a fantastic bronze medal in a superb display.
In the boys under 10’s 100 metres we were represented by a very famous family in our community games history. Donagh O’ Connell lived up to the name and ran his heart out to secure a final spot. Donagh didn’t stop there and went onto win a pewter medal in sensational style!!
The afternoon session also had other fantastic performances with Andy Costelloe running brilliantly to secure a spot in the u-12 100 metres final. In one of the toughest races of the day Andy was very unlucky not to win a medal narrowly missing out in 5th place!
Ashlyn Falvey also took part in the girls 100.metres and cruised through to the final where she went on to win a fantastic Bronze medal!!
Attention turned to the field events and first up in the u-12 Ball throw was Kiera O Sullivan who took to the stage with a coolness that belied her young years. Kiera powered the ball outwards to secure a Gold medal and an automatic spot in the All-Irelands in October!!!
The O Connell clan were again represented, this time in the u-12 Long Puck with Sean O Connell performing heroics with three superb pucks, however luck was not on his side and he narrowly missed out by centimetres on a medal.
In the last event of the day and also displaying an air of supreme coolness was Emily O Donoghue who also displayed supreme skills with a hurl to win a Bronze medal in the u-14 Long Puck competition!!
The day was about alot more than medals though, it was about reacquainting with old friends and also making new ones as the now famous Abbeydorney / Kilflynn community spirit shone through again.
A special thank you to all the supporters and mentors and also to Kerry Community Games for a wonderful Day one, under unusual circumstances.

Day 2 of the County Athletics Finals saw our young u-14 and u-16 athletes take to the track, many for the first time!!
First up was Maurice Costello who ran a fantastic u-14 100 metres race to finish 10th overall and this young star will be back again in this age category next year!
In one of the most gruelling races of the day the 800 metres u-14 Boys saw Aidan Bernie run a superb semi final and was very unlucky to miss out on a final place in his first year at this level. Lots more to come from this talented young man.
In the Girls 800 metres final we were represented by the multi talented Lisa Slattery who was also attempting the distance for the first time. Lisa ran a very clever race and claimed a highly creditble 6th place narrowly missing out on a medal.
Next up was the hotly contested Boys u-16 200 metres final with young Cian Mangan also stepping onto the track for the first time. Cian ran a brilliant race against highly experienced athletes but just missed out on the medals. Cian is another rising star who will learn from the experience and will be back for more!!
In the u-16 200 metres we had Eva Costello who also displayed the athletic talents possessed by her siblings. Eva ran an absolutely fantastic semi final qualifying for the final in her first year. Eva competed exceptionally well in the final but again narrowly missed out on the medal spots.
The last race of the day saw Laura Falvey step up in the u-14 100 metre final following an excellent semi final win. The final contained alot of talented runners but Laura was not to be denied and stormed to a GOLD medal in an absolutely fantastic race
Thanks again to all our wonderful Athletes, Families and Mentors and we look forward to a bright future with all our fabulous young people


Masses and Intention for the week in St. Mary’s Church:
Wednesday 25th August at 10.00 a.m.
Saturday 28th August at 6.00 p.m.
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
WEEKEND MASSES – we will operate on a first come basis. There will be no booking. Sunday obligation will continue to be suspended for some time yet. As before, people can come to Mass on a weekday rather than a Sunday. Some of the oldest among us may return to Mass because they are now fully vaccinated. Funerals remain private family events and the maximum number that may attend a funeral is 50 people, regardless of the size of the church. Weddings The maximum number of people that may attend a wedding is 50 people, regardless of the size of the church. Baptisms already booked may go ahead. Numbers attending with immediate family members only, but not more than ten. . In Abbeydorney the number is 100 made up ‘2 pods of 50’ while Kilflynn can accommodate up to 70. Face coverings/face masks must be worn. Social distancing guidelines must be adhered to.
Keeping Parish Finances healthy as Covid 19 continues, July 2021.
Bishop Ray Browne has written to the priests of the diocese, asking them to keep the members of their Parish Finance Council and all parishioners informed about the financial state of the parish, arising from the effects of Covid 19 on parishes. It is understandable that he wishes parishioners to be well informed about the income and expenditure of the parish and that the financial contributions of all parishioners should be appreciated.
With regard to the general financial position in the diocese (parish income only – not priest income), the following figures give an indication:
30% of parishes have collections (envelopes, cash contributions, direct debits etc.) similar to last year, with a small number of parishes showing an increase in the amount given.
25% of parishes show collections down 10-15%
25% of parishes show collections down 20-30%
It should be remembered that 2020 returns were down almost 40% on 2019.
Considering that the first four months of the year had no congregations, the picture is quite positive. It is encouraging that so many people are loyal to their parish.’ Further information about our own parish will be given in next week’s Parish Newsletter. Because some people have not returned to weekend Mass attendance, could you take a Newsletter to them! (Fr.Denis O’Mahony.)


Coiste Chontae Ciarraí
Co. Intermediate Hurling Championship 2021 / Craobh Idirmheánach Iomána Chiarraí 2021
[Corn Antóin Ó Murchú] Preliminary Round Tuesday, 17 August
Tralee Parnell’s 4 – 13 St. Brendan’s 0 – 12
Causeway 2 – 17 Ballyheigue 1 – 11
Crotta O’Neill’s 3 – 16 Abbeydorney 1 – 20
Garvey’s SuperValu Kerry Senior Hurling Championship 2021 / Craobh Iomána Sinsir Ciarraí
Quarter Final results Saturday, 21 August
St. Brendan’s 1 – 16 Crotta O’Neill’s 0 – 18
Lixnaw 2 – 18 Abbeydorney 1 – 9


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Once again I issue a reminder to anybody wishing to submit any items of interest that you wish to highlight or advertise through these notes. These notes are for the benefit of everybody in Kilflynn and indeed neighbouring parishes but in particular it is to keep our vast amount of people in other parts of the world informed as to what is going on here at home. I invite anybody that has any item of information or notices they wish to advertise to please contact me with same. While I am kept up to speed with several matters of interest in the community by several good people, I would still love to hear from anybody who has any stories or information that they wish to share with our readers. So, if you feel that you have any item of interest, please contact me as I need your help in maintaining this Kilflynn column on a weekly basis. I can be contacted through the following: Phone Numbers: (066) 7135129/ Mobile (087) 9794541 or Email: With the deadline of Monday at 12 noon, it is imperative that all news items for inclusion in the Kilflynn Notes be with the writer by 11.00 a.m. on Mondays

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