Moss Spillane


The Crotta Hurling Lotto Club draw with a Jackpot of €15,600 was held on Monday 25th  May  in St Columbas Centre, Kilflynn. The four numbers drawn by Independent observer: Sean Weir, Castletown, Kilflynn were 11,22,30 and 32. There was No winner of  €15,600 Jackpot. Congratulations to the following who won €35 in the lucky dip draw:
Jane Joyce,Clounsillagh, Lixnaw, Emer Loftus , Swinford, Mayo, and Maura Breen, Knocknacaska, Kilflynn.  Both Emer and Maura purchased their lucky tickets on The next Draw will take place next Monday evening 1st June @ 9:30pm via Crotta Facebook Live. Please note cut off time for entry is 8pm Monday 1st June.
With current social restrictions Crotta GAA would encourage lotto players to avail of our online facility (see link below). Alternatively tickets are available at Herbert’s Village Store,Kilflynn (Open Daily 4-8pm), Zamzam Kebab, Kilflynn, Abbeydorney Post Office, Foley’s Shop, Lixnaw or by contacting  Paddy Weir (087) 415 5821, Paud Tuomey (087) 237 9559 or Mike Parker (087) 979 4541. All Draws will be broadcast live via Crotta Facebook on a weekly basis Monday’s at 9:30pm until our traditional venues for draws are once again available. Play online now . Thank you for your amazing support as always.


Saturday  30th May at 6.00 p.m.      Donal Walsh, Cappa
Sunday 31st May at 10.00 a.m.
Mass will be streamed live on,
go to Abbeydorney Parish and click on watch live Mass
Priest on duty in North Kerry Area, Sunday 24th May
Fr. Kevin McNamara       089-4044816
Parish Office is closed due to the Covid-19 restriction. Please phone 066 4018996 for Mass booking and all other queries.
Guidelines for the diocese of Kerry.
St. Bernard’s Church Abbeydorney and St. Mary’s Church Kilflynn  will be open for private prayer from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m daily.   Please use the sanitisers provided, observe social distancing, follow the signs and do not to enter the areas where access has been restricted. The churches will be closed during Mass times.
• Priests or other church personnel (sacristan, cantor, volunteer) over 70 or with underlying vulnerable medical conditions are not to be involved in funeral liturgies or prayers. This is in line with the regulation regarding “cocooning”.
• Funerals the regulation ‘10 or less’ applies to the cemetery as well. Burial follows immediately on the Mass. All HSE guidelines are to be observed, no shaking hands, social distancing etc.Simple Mass, none of the usual family participation. No distribution of Communion as it involves each host being touched.  No Funeral Pall as it would involve a lot of touching.
• Masses are to continue, where possible, to be transmitted via webcam etc. The Mass should be celebrated by the priest alone without reader or cantor.
• All baptisms and weddings are postponed until further notice.
• At this difficult time, it is good to remember that the whole Church of Christ is present in every Diocese and that each time Mass is celebrated or the Divine Office prayed, it is done in union with and on behalf of the whole diocese.


It is with great sadness to hear of the passing of Maurice (Moss) Spillane, Balloonagh Estate and formerly Scartaglin. Moss was a constant figure at Austin Stacks Park,Tralee and his welcoming smile was ever present. On big match days/ trainings it was always a pleasure to speak with Moss who by the way always remembered everybody. His relaxed nature and kindness had a calming effect with teams. Moss along with his fellow grounds men maintain Austin Stack and Caherslee pitches to the highest standard and both were always available and in perfect condition to county and clubs teams when needed. A true GAA man and gentleman who presents will be sadly missed and I have no doubt his name will be spoken of fondly for many years to come. The Crotta Hurling club would like to extend our sympathies to his wife Mary, his daughters Michelle, Tracey, Deirdre and Ashling, his relatives,friends and GAA colleagues. Ar dheis De go raibh a anam.


Kilflynn Community Together and The Crotta Hurling Club are here to help and if you or any of your neighbours need a delivery of medicine or food or any other essential service during this difficult time while our country battles the threat of Covid 19, please let us know.
We have an army of volunteers to support our community at this very difficult unprecedented time.
Please if you need any assistance contact the Kilflynn Community Together phone on 087-1122828. We will organise pickup and delivery for you.  Please let any of your neighbours that might need assistance know this help is here. We will let you know who will be delivering it to your door.  Please keep safe, and as a community we will beat this virus.


The GAA has confirmed that no official on-field activity will resume before July 20 and our facilities will remain closed until that date and will issue detailed advice before any return to play, outlining the steps needed to take to facilitate the re-commencement of our training and games, both in terms of physical engagement and around the use of our facilities.
The GAA Player Injury Scheme will remain closed until an official return to activity is confirmed.
Clubs are reminded that membership and public liability will need to be in place for the return of our activities and are advised to process same in the weeks ahead.
On the Sunday Game on 9th May, GAA President John Horan stated that there will be no return to club or inter county activities as long as social distancing stays in place. Contact sports like football and hurling would not be safe for our players.
He also stated that meeting up at club grounds in groups of four to train is not feasible at this point in time even though it is on the government overview of re-opening phases. We can take it from this that there will be no re-opening of club grounds or a return to training for our players for the foreseeable future.

Abbeydorney/Kilflynn St. Vincent de Paul confidential number is 087 7086253


A special helpline which is free and confidential is available in Kerry to help people accessing non-emergency and non-medical services. The COVID-19 Kerry Community Response Forum includes over a dozen agencies and organisations including Kerry County Council, Gardaí, and GAA. This freephone number 1800 807 009 will be available 8am to 8pm seven days a week. A text line is also available, people can text SUPPORT followed by their NAME to 50555. Requests can also be e-mailed to


Accord are now offering over the phone counselling for couples, Individuals & family members during this time of unprecedented stress & pressure during these weeks of COVID-19.  Call: 01 5313331

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