Sonny Egan Mick McCarthy Storytelling 2022


The Abbeydorney/Kilflynn retired group will meet again on Wednesday 7th September following their summer break. Any enquiries please contact 066 71 35831. New members are very welcome.


What a STUPENDOUS night of STORY presented for the 26th Mick McCarthy Storytelling Competition in Finuge on Sunday night 31st July . We had every kind of story! Mythic, legend, rhyming, traditional, topical, humorous and moving. We had young tellers to seasoned tellers with many counties represented. 3 fantastic tellers in the Youth Round and 12 magnificent tellers in the Senior Competition.
Our Winner for 2022 is Sonny Egan, Garrnagore, Lixnaw with his story Coping with Technology through the years!
2nd Dominic Bennett from Antrim with his story Welcome to the Pilgrimage Hotel
In Joint 3rd Diarmuid Cronin from Millstreet, Co. Cork and Jane’s Fogarty from Moyvane Coco Fiend
Huge Congratulations and well done to our own Sonny Egan on winning the Sean McCarthy storytelling title for 2022. Hopefully the luck will extend to the All-Ireland Fleadh next weekend for Sonny too at this year’s Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann in Mullingar.


Acorn life U21 football County Championship Final.
Full Time Score after Extra Time.
North Kerry 3-14 (23) East Kerry 1-22 (25)
Commiserations to the North Kerry players and their management, especially the Crotta Gaa/St.Senan players Rory Mahony and Cillian Trant
and Brendan Mahony Selector. Well done to East Kerry.


The death occurred of Ellen Barton nee Burke of Knocknakilla, Kilflynn and formerly Faha, Killarney, peacefully at Áras Mhuire, Listowel on 28th July, we offer our sincere sympathies to her husband James, to her daughter, Martina and sister Phil, her grandchildren Sophie & Ewan, son-in-law John, brother-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives and many friends. Funeral arrived at St. Michael’s Church, Lixnaw on Saturday morning for Requiem Mass, celebrated at 10.30 am. Interment afterwards in Kilfeighney Cemetery, Lixnaw.
Sincere sympathies to the family, relatives of the late Donal O’Connell, Gransha, Cloghercannon, Abbeydorney, peacefully at the Bon Secours Hospital, Tralee, on 17th July May they rest in peace.


The Crotta hurling club weekly lotto draw was held on Monday 1st August at Herbert’s Bar, Kilflynn.
The Four numbers drawn out of the drum by the independent observer: Graham Harris, Clounsillagh, Lixnaw were 20,22,25 and 31.
There was no winner of the 2,500 Jackpot. Congratulations to the following who won €35 in the lucky dip draw:
Jessica Cronin, Knocknacaska Kilflynn, Sonny Egan, Garryngore, Lixnaw, and Jessica Cronin, Hillview, Knocknacaska, Kilflynn.
The next draw will take place in Parker’s Pub, Kilflynn on Monday 8th August at 10.30p.m with a €2,600 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.


Keane’s SuperValu Minor Football Championship. RD 3
North Kerry 1-12 East Kerry 1-10
North Kerry Minor footballers continued their 100% run in the Keane’s SuperValu County Minor Football Championship. RD 3 at the Fossa G A A Grounds on Monday August 1 and by virtue of this latest victory they have qualified for the latter stages of the competition.
Well done to the North Kerry team and their management, especially to Crotta Gaa St. Senan’s player, Sean McElligott.


Garvey’s SuperValu Senior Hurling Championship 2022 / Craobh Iomána Sinsir Ciarraí 2022
Corn Neilus Ó Floinn FINAL
Sunday, 7 August @ 3.00pm
Ballyduff v Causeway
Beidh an cluiche á craoladh beo ar TG4 / The match will be televised live on TG4
We wish the best of luck to both teams and their management


Full time Score on Friday evening 29th July at Austin Stack’s Park, Tralee in the Keanes County Minor Hurling Championship Final, St. Brendan’s Ardfert 3-13 to Ballyduff 1-13. Absolutely cracking game of hurling. Well done to St. Brendan’s. Commiserations to Ballyduff.


The draw for the July Kilflynn Community Together “Split the Bucket” will take place Saturday, 6th August in Herbert’s Bar, Kilflynn @ 10:00pm.
There is still time to get your entries in (as many as you like) before Saturday! It could be your lucky day! We have buckets at various businesses around Kilflynn: – Parkers Pub, Herbert’s Bar and Zam Zam Kebab.
The concept of the draw is simple, simply place your €2 into the envelope at the venue, write your name and phone on the envelope and you could possibly ‘split the bucket!’
Funds raised will be used for projects that will benefit and improve Kilflynn. Your support is greatly appreciated.


Mass Intention for the week in St. Mary’s Church; on Wednesday 3rd August at 10.00a.m, on Friday 5th August at 10a.m and on Saturday 6th August at 6.00 p.m. George Lynn, Crotta,, Kilflynn.
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. Webcam has been installed in Kilflynn Church – To watch Masses go to – Abbeydorney Parish and click on ‘watch Mass’. Diocesan
Kilflynn Eucharistic Adoration Monday (7.00 p.m.-8.00 p.m.)
Bereavement Support – It is hoped to organize an occasional morning ‘Gettogether’ for bereaved people in Abbeydorney Day Chapel. Anyone interested please contact the Parish Office 066 4018996


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.


Alone are currently looking for befriending volunteers in your area. Visit for more details and to sign up. If you have concerns about your own wellbeing or you are an older person who would like to receive ALONE’s Support & Befriending services, contact ALONE on 0818 222 024 from 8am – 8pm, seven days a week

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