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The Abbeydorney Kilflynn Community Alert Group will hold a meeting in Shannow FRC, Abbeydorney on Tuesday 19th April at 7.30pm.  The aim of this meeting is to see is their interest within the community to join the group. At the moment there are only 4 existing members, some of which wish to step down. IF you would like to see the Community Alert continue in the area please come along!!


Census Enumerators will be calling to every household over the coming weeks delivering and collecting Census forms. Each Enumerator will carry Identification documents, will wear a high visibility jacket with Census Enumerator written on the back of it. There is no reason for any Enumerator to enter any person’s house.


The Kilflynn Community Together “Split the Bucket” March draw was held on Saturday,26th of March in Parker’s, Kilflynn.
To mark the return of the draw after the covid restrictions, they were guaranteed a minimum of €500 to the lucky envelope drawn out of the bucket. The lucky winning envelope was drawn out by independent observer Michelle Quirke, The Waterfall, Kilflynn. Congratulations to the winner Meabh Lynch, Rae, Kilflynn. The next draw will be held in Zam Zam Kebab on Saturday 30th April.
Get your entries in (as many as you like) before Saturday 30th April! 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.


Congratulations to the boys and girls of St. Teresa’s National School football team on their victory over a gallant Coolard side on a score line of 3-04 to 3-02, on Monday 28th March in Collard.
The Kilflynn team never gave up and fought to the bitter end. The last kick of the game led to a cracker of a goal by Fionn Hannon resulting in Kilflynn winning by 2 points.
Again, the Kilflynn players showed great discipline, manners and respect towards others and we are so proud of them all!!
The Semi-final will be played this Thursday- Venue and time TBC. Best wishes to the players and their management.


On Saturday 2nd April at 10:00am we’ll be starting our Kilflynn clean-up in the village as part of the KWD Recycling County clean-up day.
After 2 years of a break the KWD county clean-up day returns and Kilflynn definitely needs a good “spring-clean” in preparation for the busy summer months.
The more people that turn up, the easier the job is for everyone.
We pass through our village on a daily basis, between work, school runs, walking, running, etc! Let’s now show Kilflynn some TLC by coming out and cleaning it up.
As always KCT greatly appreciates your support.
We will be providing bags, some gloves, and some pickers.


The Crotta Academy returned in beautiful sunshine on Sunday 27th March and will continue each Sunday throughout the Summer from 11am – 12pm. The Academy is for age groups U5’s – U9’s and will be held at our sport grounds Dromakee (V92 NW92). All beginners are welcome and we would encourage all girls & boys to come along and give hurling a go. If you need any information or clarification please message or phone Paul Shanahan 087-9715781. Looking forward to seeing all new and familiar faces on Sunday


Membership deadline is Thursday 31st March.

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: www.foireann.ie

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


Congratulations to The Green Tralee CBS U-16 1/2 Hurling team and their management who captured Garry Scollard Memorial Cup, with a victory over Pobalscoil Inbhear Scéine Kenmare at Austin Stacks Park on Thursday evening 24th March, especially the Crotta players Seán McElligott, Ryan Houlihan, Dara Nolan, Jack Ryan, Callum Ryan and Jack O’Donoghue. The Victorious Tralee CBS captain Sean McElligott accepted the Garry Scollard Memorial Cup from Ger Scollard after the game.

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The Crotta players on The Green Tralee CBS U-16 1/2 Hurling panel who captured Garry Scollard Memorial Cup, with a victory over Pobalscoil Inbhear Scéine Kenmare at Austin Stacks Park on Thursday evening 24th March L to R: Jack Ryan, Dara Nolan, Seán McElligott (Captain), Ryan Houlihan and Callum Ryan.


The Crotta Leisure Cyclists will resume their cycles every Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 29th March at 6.30p.m from Barry’s Crotta. New Cyclists welcome, no experience necessary for further details contact Mike Barry 086 2571230


On Saturday 26th March in Mullingar, The Kerry Senior Hurlers were defeated by Westmeath by 2-18 to 0-22 in the Allianz National Hurling League Division 2A semi-final.
The Crotta Hurling Club was represented on the Kerry side by Shane Nolan (Centre forward) (0-02) and Sean Weir came on a Sub in the second half.


The weekly Darts Double Tournament in Parker’s lounge bar, on Saturday night 26th March, were Alban Stack and Gavin Parker who defeated Michëal O’Sullivan and Darragh Mulvihill in the final. The winners received a voucher for Terry’s Butcher shop, Tralee. Thanks to the darts players who showed up on time last Saturday night.
The Next Darts tournament will take place on Saturday night 2nd April in Parker’s at 9.30p.m. All names in for 9.15p.m Sharp. The winners of the weekly darts will receive a voucher each for Terry’s butcher shop, Tralee.


The next darts exhibition event in Parker’s Pub and will be Tony “Silverback” O’Shea and Andy “The “Hammer” Hamilton on Sunday 24th July at 3.00p.m.


North Kerry Intermediate Hurling League 2022
Group 1

Kilmoyley, Lady’s Walk, Causeway, Lixnaw
Group 2
Ballyheigue, St. Brendan’s, Abbeydorney, Crotta O’Neill’s
The Top team in each Group will contest the Intermediate Final
Round 1 Fixtures
Wednesday, 30 March @ 6:30p.m. (first named team at home)
Kilmoyley v Lixnaw
Lady’s Walk v Causeway
Ballyheigue v Crotta O’Neills
Abbeydorney v St. Brendan’s @ 7.00pm


Mass Intention for the week in St. Mary’s Church
Wednesday 30th March at 10.00 a.m. Friday 1st April at 10.00 a.m. and Saturday 2nd April  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: abbeydorney@dioceseofkerry.ie
Masses from St. Bernard’s Church, Abbeydorney are streamed live on www.dioceseofkerry.ie, 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
Altar Society for March: Claire & Carmel Walshe
Blessed Candles €6 of pack of 6 available from Parish Office.


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.


Art pieces for sale by Gerald Byrnes, Garrynagore, Crotta. All proceeds will go to the Ukraine Refugee Fund. The art pieces are on display in St Columbas Centre, Kilflynn and at Gerald’s house in Garrynagore. Jam will welcome you .Watercolour, acrylic and oil pieces. Every little help. Thanks for your support. You know they are worth it. For further details contact Gerald on 089 2681868


The Crotta hurling club weekly lotto draw was held on Monday 28th March at Herbert’s Bar, Kilflynn.
The Four numbers drawn out of the drum by the independent observer: Graham Harris, Clounsillagh, Lixnaw were 13,18, 20 and 29.
There was no winner of the 8,000 Jackpot. Congratulations to the following who won €35 in the lucky dip draw:Adrian Gurnett, Sackville, Ardfert, Eileen Walsh, Toureen, Kilflynn and Siobhan Horgan, Ballyconnell Heights, Kilflynn. The Next draw will take place in Parker’s Pub, Kilflynn on Monday 4th April at 10.00p.m for a €8,100 Jackpot.  Tickets available 3 for €5 online visit www.crottagaa.club or this link https://play.clubforce.com/play_newa.asp?ll_id=427#Anchor 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.


Credit Union Co. Senior Hurling Division 1, Round 3
Causeway 1-14 Crotta O’Neill’s 1-12
Kilmoyley w/o Dr. Crokes
Lixnaw 2-17 Tralee Parnell’s 4-11
Abbeydorney 3-15 Ballyheigue 0-12
Crotta are away to Kilmoyley on this Friday evening 1st April at 6.30p.m in the next round of the County Senior league.


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 careandrepair@ageaction.ie


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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