crotta fundraiser 2023


Mass Intention for the week in St. Mary’s Church
On Wednesday 3rd January at 10.00a.m, Requiem Mass for Thomas Walsh of Toureen, Kilflynn, will be celebrated at 11 am, on Friday 5th at 6.00 p.m. Vigil of the Epiphany Saturday  6th January  at 6.00 p.m.
Abbeydorney Presbytery Phone number has been disconnected. All queries to the Parish Office 066 4018996.
Parish Office can be contacted by phone 066 4018996 Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 10.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. or by email:
Webcam has been installed in Kilflynn Church – To watch Masses go to – Abbeydorney Parish and click on ‘watch Mass’. Diocesan.
We wish everyone a very happy, healthy and peaceful New Year, praying God’s blessing on you and your families in 2024.


crotta senior team 2023

Crotta Senior Hurlers are Fexco Kerry Heroes of 2023 Awards winners, and received an award crafted by Louis Mulcahy Pottery Potadóireacht na Caolóige in Radio Kerry studios on Thursday 21st December. Paddy Weir (Crotta Hurling Club chairman) , Sean McGrath (Crotta Senior player) & Gavin Parker (Crotta Senior player) were interviewed live on Radio Kerry. Congratulations. Thanks to Kathleen Glavin, Ballyrehan, Lixnaw for the nomination, also to the other people who sent in nominations.


parkers womens christmas 2023

Celebrate Ladies Christmas on Saturday night 6th January. Prosecco reception at 7.00p.m, followed by Hot Buffet. Music with Fergus. Limited Tickets available at €15 from Parker’s Pub.


Walk or Run 5km-A-Day throughout the month of January. If you are unable to attend you can do some form of exercise every day in January and donate €1 per day. All proceeds will go to the palliative care unit in Tralee .
We will be based at Crotta Gaa Community Walkway, dromakee, Kilflynn  anytime between 7-9pm every evening in January. If you can’t make it, share your exercise with us and post your step count, cycle or yoga. Do something to get you moving every day in January. So shake off 2023 and start 2024 with a bang and help the palliative care unit in Tralee. This may be a stepping stone to a fitter and happier 2024 and who knows what it may lead to.


crotta Fundraiser

Crotta Hurling Club have agreed to extend the deadline for the €23,000 Giveaway draw until Sunday 17th March 2024. This decision has been taken as sales have unfortunately fell short of our expectations.
We hope to sell more tickets in the coming 2 months, so that we can continue to invest in the Club facilities. So for just €25 you can buy a ticket (or 5 tickets for €100) for their #CrottaChampo draw and be in with a chance of winning one of 10 cash prizes. Main cash prize is €10,000. Get behind your 2023 County Championship winners. Tickets are available at Herbert’s Bar/Village Store, Parker’s Pub, Kilflynn or from Club officers.
Enter our fundraiser here  We would like to thank all those who have purchased tickets to date.


Heartiest Congratulations to Vanessa Houlihan and Crotta Senior Hurler Shane Nolan, Domakee Kilflynn on the birth of their baby boy Leo at Kerry University Hospital on Wednesday 27th December, and a brother for Ava. Wishing them all the best with the new arrival.


The fourteenth edition of the Kilflynn Chronicle  is available to buy at the usual outlets in Kilflynn, Abbeydorney and Lixnaw, at Ardfert Printing, Woulfe’s Bookshop, Listowel, O’Mahony’s Bookshop, Tralee and Oaklands Daybreak, Oakpark Road, Kellys Six Crosses. Packed with history, sport, poetry and photographs, the magazine is the ideal Christmas present and is priced at €15.


The Crotta hurling club weekly lotto draw was held on Tuesday night 26th December, at Parker’s Pub, Kilflynn. The Four numbers drawn out of the drum by the independent observer: Graham Harris, Clounsillagh, Lixnaw were 2,4,18 and 22. There was no winner of the 7,300 Jackpot. Congratulations to the following who won €35 in the lucky dip draw: Tamara Goggin, Dromartin, Ballyduff,  Cathal McLaughlin, Cloughmills, Co. Antrim
and Katie Cahill, Kilshinane, Listowel
The Crotta hurling club weekly lotto draw was held on Monday night 1st January, at Herbert’s Bar, Kilflynn. The Four numbers drawn out of the drum by the independent observer: Graham Harris, Clounsillagh, Lixnaw were 12,16,17 and 25. There was no winner of the 7,400 Jackpot. Congratulations to the following who won €35 in the lucky dip draw: Katie Fitzgerald, Muckenaugh, Lixnaw, Sheila O’Sullivan, Crotta Cross, Lixnaw and Michael O’Brien, Gorthcloghy, Kilflynn.
The next draw will take place in Parker’s Pub, Kilflynn on Monday night 8th January at 10.30p.m with a €7,500 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 Club ticket sellers. Many thanks to all who contribute to our weekly Club Lotto. The Club cannot emphasise enough the importance of our members promoting the Club Lotto among family, friends, and work colleagues. Your continued support is greatly appreciated.


It’s time to celebrate our County Senior Champions with a Victory social
Save the date, Friday 19th January 2024 in Ballygarry Estate Hotel and Spa..
Full details to follow, but for now, get the date in the diary, get the babysitter booked, plan the outfits and shine the dancing shoes.
We’d love to see a big crowd on the night to celebrate our amazing team and their fantastic achievement in being crowned Senior County champions for the first time in 55years.
Crotta Abú


We will reopen on Monday 8th January at 9.30 am.  Wishing everyone a Happy Christmas and a Peaceful New Year.
QQI Level 3 Internet Skills starting on Tuesday 9th January 2024 from 10 am to 12 noon, if you are interested or would like further information, please contact us at 066 7198018.
For information on all the activities and services available in Shannow FRC, watch out for our Spring Newsletter or keep up to date on our Facebook/ Instagram page or phone us on 066 7198018 with any query you may have.

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