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LAST Sunday afternoon 27th February was a memorable one as Dart players and enthusiasts from all over Kerry, as famous darts player “Rapid ” Ricky Evan’s travelled to the North Kerry village in order to play an exhibition match in Parkers Pub, Kilflynn.
He didn’t disappoint his many fans in the region, on the day to meet and greet where the posed for photos and signed autographs, after this it was on to the main event where Ricky took on 22 players who generously paid for the privilege of pitting their skills against him — with Tralee native Peter Nammock of Kilflynn coming up trumps against the pro in front of a large and excited audience, with a sensational 120 checkout.
Well done, Peter!

Ricky Evans and Peter Nammock at Parkers Pub
Ricky Evans with Peter Nammock who defeated Ricky at Parkers Pub

Also, a special mention to Sarah Redmond, the only Ladies dart player, to take on the PRO and didn’t disappoint with a tops finish to record a historic victory. Well done Sarah!
Some players came close to defeating the darts icon, but it was a great occasion for Tralee darts players who beat the dart legend on the day.
Ricky is described as a legend in the world of darts and one of the fastest throwers on the circuit was special guest of proprietors, Mike and Geraldine Parker in what was one of several such exhibitions to take place in the bar in recent years.
Previous darts heroes to perform at Parker’s include Peter Evison, Dennis ‘The Menace’ Priestley; Colin ‘Jaws’ Lloyd, Wes Newton, Brendan Dolan, Willie O’Connor, Connie Finnan and Dean ‘Over The Top’ Winstanley and his wife Lorraine Farlam (the former women’s world number one), Eric Bristow (R.I.P)  John Lowe and Peter “One Dart” Manley
It is great that we can welcome back this great darts exhibition event in Parker’s Pub and look forward to welcoming Tony “Silverback” O’Shea and Andy “The “Hammer” Hamilton to the Kilflynn venue on Sunday 24th July. Finally, thanks to everyone who attended on the day and helped in making the visit of   “Rapid ” Ricky Evan’s! such a success. #supportlocal #darts #Kilflynn #RickyEvans

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After two tough years for everyone, it’s time to celebrate St Patrick’s Day as a community.
The call goes out to clubs and community groups to get involved in this year’s St Patrick’s Day parade in Kilflynn.
Hundreds of people from dozens of organisations have taken part every year, showing the amazing community spirit in the village and bringing much colour and entertainment to proceedings. Let this year be amazing.
Kilflynn Community Together are organising this year’s St Patrick’s Day Parade and are hoping to see all community groups taking part. Interested groups can contact Niamh on 0863144157 to book their place.
This year’s parade will get underway at 4:00pm sharp on March 17th. It will be a wonderful gathering of the Kilflynn and surrounding communities awash with colour and imagination!
The name of the Grand Marshall, the person who will lead the 2022 Kilflynn parade, will be announced nearer the day.

Kilflynn St Patricks Day 2022


Kilflynn Nature Garden are holding a Living Willow Workshop on Saturday 19th March, from 11.00 am until 2pm at Ballyconnell Heights, Kilflynn. It will be a hands-on workshop where you can learn how to make living structures using willow canes which can then grow into garden features. The workshop costs €20. Bring a packed lunch and suitable clothing, footwear and gardening gloves. To book call 0861939217 or email


The first game of the season takes place this Sunday 6th March, when the Crotta Senior team take on County Finalists, St. Brendan’s, Ardfert in the County Senior Hurling league Div 1 in the sports field, Dromakee, Kilflynn at 11.30am. Best of luck to the team and management.


It’s that time of year again when the registration process needs to be completed and the membership fees fall due.

Non players must be paid up by 31st March.


  • Must have paid 3 days before a game or training season for registration and insurance purposes.
  • A new club policy introduced last year is No Pay, No Play.
  • This policy is to ensure that our players are covered in the event of injury

Foireann is a new system that has been launched by the GAA for member registration. You can get access to the system by using the following link:

Contact: Shane Herbert (Crotta GAA Club registrar) 087 289 0087 if you have an queries on registering.


The weekly Darts Double Tournament in Parker’s lounge Bar, on Saturday night 26th February Darragh O Donoghue and Darragh Mulvihill defeated Barry Mahony and Andrew Byrne in the final. The winners received  Certified Irish Angus Beef each. Thanks to the darts players who showed up on time last Saturday night and thanks to Betty Falvey for supervising the tournament. The Next Darts Doubles tournament on Saturday night 5th March in Parker’s Snug at 9.30p.m. All names in for 9.15p.m Sharp. The winners of the weekly darts will receive Irish Angus Beef each.


The Kerry Senior hurlers had a 0-20 to 0-13 victory over Carlow in the Allianz National League Division 2A on Sunday 27th February in Netwatch Cullen Park, Carlow. The Crotta hurling club was represented by Shane Nolan (wing forward) 0-01. Kerry are home to Meath in the next round of the league on Sunday 6th March in Austin Stack’s Park, Tralee at 1.00p.m. Best wishes to the Kerry players and their management.


Mass Intention for the week in St. Mary’s Church
Wednesday 2nd March at 10.00 a.m. Ash Wednesday
Friday 4th March at 10.00a.m,
Saturday 5th March at 6.00 p.m. Charles & Mai Curtin, Lisanearla Elizabeth Hannafin Leith East Joan Shine & Francis Cashell & deceased members of the Cashell Family, Clounafineela
Parish Office can be contacted by phone 066 4018996 Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 10.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. or by email: abbeydorney@dioceseofkerry.ieMasses 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.Kilflynn Eucharistic Adoration  Monday (7.00 p.m.-8.00 p.m.)
Kilflynn Eucharistic Adoration 7.00 p.m.-8.00 p.m.
Blessed Candles €6 of pack of 6 available from Parish Office.


We wish the children of St. Teresa’s national school, Kilflynn the best of luck who will receive the sacrament of confirmation at St. Bernard’s Church, Abbeydorney on Thursday 3rd March at 11.00a.m


Confidential number 087 7086253. St. Vincent de Paul Society clothes can be donated locally at the Disposal Facility at Abbeydorney GAA Complex or the Railway Bar Car Park, Lixnaw. Your support is greatly appreciated.


A few additional Tickets for the sold-out 3 Bucks Left whirlwind live show in Parker’s Pub, Kilflynn on Saturday 5th March 2022, have become available due to cancelations.  Tickets are on sale in Parker’s Pub, at €15 per ticket. Quick before they’re gone. Doors open at 7.00p.m Show Starts at 8.00p.m


Next Saturday 5th March  is All Ireland Junior Club Camogie final day for ClanmauriceCamogie Club when they make the long journey to O’ Raghallaigh’s GAA Grounds Drogheda to take on Eoghan Rua of Derry at 12.30pm.
We send best wishes to the Crotta players Aoife Behan and Jackie Horgan, their teammates, management and safe travels to everyone that is going to the game.
For information regarding tickets and supporters buses please check Kerry Camogie and Ryalls Travel  Safe journey


The Crotta hurling club weekly lotto draw was held on Monday 28th February at Herbert’s Bar, Kilflynn
The Four numbers drawn out of the drum by the independent observer: Graham Harris, Clounsillagh, Lixnaw were 12, 17,21 and 28.There was no winner of the 7,600 Jackpot. Congratulations to the following who won €35 in the lucky dip draw:
Amber and Eva Long, Abbeydorney. Richard Laide, Garrynagore, Lixnaw, Kathleen Walsh, Glenoe, Listowel.  
The Next draw will take place in Parker’s Pub, Kilflynn on Monday 7th March at 10.00p.m  for a €7,700 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 any club officer. Many thanks to all who contribute to our weekly Club Lotto. Your continued support is greatly appreciated.


Age Action’s Care and Repair does small DIY jobs, free of charge, for older people to help them maintain their homes and their independence. For details contact Age Action national helpline 0818 911 109 or email


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

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