community games 2021


The Abbeydorney/Kilflynn Community Games ATHLETICS will now take place on SUNDAY AUGUST 1ST at 7pm in Crotta Gaa pitch.
Events are as follows:
Boys/Girls U8/O6: 60m
Boys/Girls U10/O8: 100m & 200m
Boys/Girls U12/O10: 100m & 600m
Boys/Girls U14/O12: 100m & 800m
Boys/Girls U16/O14: 100m, 200m & 1500m
Boys/Girls U12/O10: Ball Throw
Boys U12/O10: Long Puck
Girls U14/O12: Long Puck
Unfortunately, we will be unable to host Tiny Tots or Novelty races due to Covid Restrictions.
All participants are encouraged to leave after the finish of their individual events.
Strict Covid 19 Restrictions will be in place on the evening.
Cost only €3 per child with family rates available.
Medals for 1st, 2nd and 3rd in each final, with the first-place child in each event to take part in the County finals in Castleisland on the weekend of August 21st & 22nd


Due to current Covid-19 guidelines, The Crotta sportsfield, Dromakee, Kilflynn was the venue for the Crotta hurling club weekly lotto draw on Tuesday 27th July. The Four numbers drawn out of the drum by the independent observer: Graham Harris, Clounsillagh, Lixnaw were 3,10, 25 and 31.
There was no winner of the 4,500 Jackpot. Congratulations to the following who won €35 in the lucky dip draw: Jason Nolan,Garrynagore,Lixnaw, Mike Behan,Rathea, Listowel and Jennnifer Riordan, C/o Sean McGrath, Upper Tullig, Kilflynn.
Due to level Government restrictions The Next draw will take place at The Crotta sportsfield, Dromakee, Kilflynn, on Tuesday 3rd August in compliance with Covid-19 restrictions. Note the cut off for entry to the €4,600 Jackpot draw (online or locally purchased) is 9:30pm on Monday 2nd 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. 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 the only source of funds for the Club. Your continued support is greatly appreciated.


Kerry 1-11 Tipperary 0-11
Another magnificent display by Kerry Camogie Senior team saw them get their All-Ireland Intermediate Championship campaign off to the best possible start with a hard-earned victory of Tipperary on the beautifully manicured surface at Hermitage Park Lixnaw in brilliant sunshine on Saturday evening 24th July.
Well done to Ian Brick and his management team, especially the Crotta players Aoife Behan (Midfield) (0-02) and Jackie Horgan (full forward) 1-01 (1F) and Amy O’Sullivan who came on a scored a point.  Hermitage Park Lixnaw will play host to this Saturday’s All-Ireland Intermediate camogie championship- Group 1 -Rd 2 clash between Kerry and Derry with a 2pm throw in.
Both sides delivered wins in Round 1 as Kerry put their unbeaten home record in 2021 on the line against in form Derry.


Masses and Intention for the week in St. Mary’s Church: Saturday 31st July 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.


The local confidential number is 087 7086253.


Wednesday 21st July at the sportsfield,dromakee County Senior League Div 3 Full Time Crotta Gaa 3-13 to St Pat’s East Kerry 0-04
Tuesday, 20th July at the sportsfield,dromakee
Division 1 Round 2 Crotta O’Neill’s 3 – 14 Tralee Parnell’s 1 – 4
Crotta U15’s played the Lee Strand County Hurling Feile 2021 – Group A Round 5 match against the home side in Ardfert on Friday evening 23rd July.
The final result was St Brendan’s 1-10 V Crotta 2-01
Lee Strand Coiste na nÓg County Under 13 Hurling League
On Tuesday, 27 July
Division 1
Tralee Parnell’s 6 – 11 Abbeydorney 6 – 2
Crotta O’Neill’s 3 – 8 Ballyheigue 0 – 1 played at the sportsfield, dromakee, Kilflynn
Ballyduff v bye


The Kerry minor football panel has been announced and features one Crotta and St.Senan’s player! Super well done to Rory Mahony who is named on the panel
Kerry will play Cork this Friday evening in Pairc Uí Chaoimh – best of luck to all involved  #CiarraíAbú


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Coiste Chontae Chiarraí
Garvey’s SuperValu Senior Hurling Championship 2021 [Corn Neilus Ó Floinn]
Fixtures – Round 1
[All games at Austin Stack Park]
Round 2 – Games to be played Weekend Aug 7/8 – Exact times/dates will be confirmed later
Group 1
Ballyduff v Causeway
Group 2
Ballyheigue v Lixnaw
Group 3
Dr Crokes v Crotta O’Neill’s


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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