Ballymac Rule


Due to current Covid-19 guidelines, The Crotta sportsfield, Dromakee, Kilflynn was the venue for the Crotta hurling club weekly lotto draw on Tuesday 25th May. The Four numbers drawn out of the drum by the independent observer: Graham Harris, Clounsillagh, Lixnaw were 7,13, 15 and 23.
There was no winner of the 3,600 Jackpot. Congratulations to the following who won €35 in the lucky dip draw:
Padraig Fuller, Fahavane, Kilflynn, Pa Quill, Clounafineela, Kilflynn and Cora and Amber Long, Abbeydorney.
Due to level Government restrictions the Next draw will take place at The Crotta sportsfield, Dromakee, Kilflynn, on Tuesday 1st June in compliance with Covid-19 restrictions. Note the cut off for entry to the €3,700 Jackpot draw (online or locally purchased) is 9:30pm on Monday 31st May. 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 emphasize 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.


Kilflynn Vintage Club Vintage Tractor Road Run on Sunday 13th June 2021.
Registration 1pm in Kilflynn village.
Please remember that tractor run is strictly for vintage tractors only
For further information please Contact: Joe 0863630213 or
Phil 0860406966


Big shoutout to Ballymac Rule, the greyhound who will be representing Crotta GAA in the Lee strand 550 final on Saturday night 29th May in Kingdom Greyhound Stadium, Tralee.
Crotta GAA Club have been privileged to be the Club drawn with ‘Ballymac Rule’ thanks to Lee Strand. Best of luck to Owner/Trainer Liam Dowling and all at the Ballymac Kennels, Ballymacelligott. Bring home the bacon. Stay tuned to Lee Strand/Crotta Gaa on social media for updates, Lee Strand will also be broadcasting a live show on Radio Kerry on Saturday night of the Lee Strand 550 final, with a special show with Alan Finn from 8-10pm. The excitement is great. #CrottaAbu


Masses and Intention for the week in St. Mary’s Church
On Wednesday 26th May at 10.00 a.m. and Saturday 29th May 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


Littlewoods Camogie Intermediate League Division 2 Group 2
Cork 2-14 Kerry 0-5
Not Kerry’s day and Cork were the better side. But Kerry gained valuable experience and with Galway’s win over Tipp this means next Saturday’s game will be crucial in deciding whether its quarterfinal or a relegation scrap. So, plenty to play for and the girls will be giving it everything. The Crotta Hurling club was represented by Aoife Behan (wing back) and Jackie Horgan (Centre Forward) (0-2) and Amy O’Sullivan, Crotta who came on in the 2nd half, and was making her senior inter county debut.


To facilitate parishioners who wish to attend Massin the Parish, a reservation system will be in place for all weekend Masses in the parish. Please contact the Parish Office (066 4018996 during office hours) to indicate the Mass you would wish to attend. 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. Wonderful that they can be with us again, they are welcome! 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 may take place but the numbers attending should be kept small and limited to the immediate family members only. First Communion & Confirmation will not take place this month or in June. Outdoor public worship is not permitted at the present time in line with Government restrictions on organized outdoor gatherings. Choir or congregational singing is not permitted at the present time. Solo singing with an accompanist is permitted in accordance with the HSE/HPSC Face coverings/face masks must be worn. Social distancing guidelines must be adhered to.


Underage training dates and times as follows:
U11s: Monday evenings @ 6.30pm to 7.30p.m
U 15s: Tuesday evenings @ 6.30pm to 8.00p.m
Abbeykillix Camogie Club: Wednesday evenings @ 6.00pm to 8.00p.m
U 9s: Thursday evenings 6.00p.m to 8.00p.m and Sunday mornings 11.00a.m to 12 noon.
U13s: Saturday evenings 5.00p.m to 6.30pm.
Green and Red Academy (U5 – U9) Sunday mornings 11a.m to 12.00p.m
U-17s: Sunday evenings 6.30p.m to 8.00p.m
Covid-19 Guidelines on Safe Return to Gaelic Games will apply.
Parents should register at so they can complete health questionnaires required for training sessions.
Membership can also be paid online at once registered.
We are always looking for new members and we would encourage any child to come down and give it a go and see how they get on.


Kerry 1-24 Meath 0-24
Kerry got back to winning ways at Austin Stack Park on Sunday 23rd May in their Allianz Hurling League Division 2A Round 3 clash with Meath.
Meath who last won in Kerry way back in 1997 looked very unlikely to break that duck after they left Kerry open up an early 12-point lead, but the Royals would get back to within just a point early in the second half as the Kingdom needed to find a reserve of character to eke out a three-point win at the death.
Kerry who struggled fell to a 21-point defeat of Offaly needed a big start and Fintan O’Connor could not have faulted his men’s start. Shane Nolan fired a goal after just 47 seconds as Kerry played a wide expansive attacking game with some beautiful cross field passes opening up the Meath defence at ease especially in the opening 12 minutes as they deservedly built a 1-7 to 0-2 lead. The Kerry lead was just three at the half time break 1-11 to 0-11
The Crotta hurling club was well represented by Barry Mahony (wing forward), Shane Nolan (Midfield) (1-02) and Donal Hunt came as a sub. Kerry now faces Wicklow in Austin Stack’s Park, Tralee


The local confidential number is 087 7086253.


ALONE manages a national support line and additional support 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.


Crotta GAA membership closing date is next Monday 31st May 2021. Registration can be done online Go to and follow the instructions for New users. If you go to the Club website or Club’s social media accounts further information is provided and if you encounter any difficulties contact Crotta club registrar Shane Herbert 087 2890087or any club officer.
Please remember we are not sure how many tickets for County championship hurling games will get this year so be sure to register if you would like to be in the draw.
The GAA has introduced a new on-line system which provides for self-service membership registration and payment for individuals and families. The system is called Foireann, which is Irish for Team, and can be accessed via the Club website or type into your internet browser.
Members who set up a ‘ReturnToPlay’ account in 2020 to complete the Health Questionnaires can access their Foireann account by using the same logon id and password as used last year. If you don’t have a ReturnToPlay account then you can register a new account very easily on Foireann.


Have you got any unused Hurlies around your home? Wouldn’t it be great if they could be put to good use again?
Crotta GAA would love it if you could have a Hurley hunt and if any are found please consider passing them on to Crotta’s future stars. All you need to do is pass them to your coach at your next training session or any club officer and we will do the rest. We will carry out any repairs that may be needed, regrip them and pass them onto a player who will get hours and hours of fun and enjoyment from the gift you have given them.
Thank you in advance.

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