A walk towards Tobar Flainn Holy Well, Kilflynn looking at all the different wild flowers that grow along the hedgerows. The walk will commence from Kilflynn village on Sunday 15th August at 3. 00p.m and will be led by Medical Herbalist, Christine Best MNIMH, who will talk about the uses and characteristics of the plants. The walk is suitable for all ages. Children must be accompanied and dogs must be kept on a lead. Social distancing will be practiced along with other Covid related guidelines


Due to current Covid-19 guidelines, The Crotta sports field, Dromakee, Kilflynn was the venue for the Crotta hurling club weekly lotto draw on Tuesday 3rd August. The Four numbers drawn out of the drum by the independent observer: Graham Harris, Clounsillagh, Lixnaw were 17,18, 19 and 27.
There was no winner of the 4,600 Jackpot. Congratulations to the following who won €35 in the lucky dip draw:
Kay Murnane, Crotta, Kilflynn, Stephen Nicholson, Clover Cottage, Knocknacaska, Kilflynn and P.J Barry, Clounsillagh, Lixnaw. Due to level Government restrictions The Next draw will take place at The Crotta sports field, Dromakee, Kilflynn, on Tuesday 10th August in compliance with Covid-19 restrictions. Note the cut off for entry to the €4,700 Jackpot draw (online or locally purchased) is 9:30pm on Monday 9th August. 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. 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 0-9 Derry 2-17

Derry backboned by three Slaughtneil players put Kerry to the sword in the second half of this All-Ireland Intermediate Camogie Championship game played on a superb pitch at Hermitage Park Lixnaw on Saturday afternoon. This impressive Derry win assures them a quarterfinal spot with only winless Tipperary to play at home while Kerry now faces an all or nothing meeting with Laois this coming Saturday after Laois beat Tipperary 3-11 to 1-12.
The Crotta players on the Kerry team were Aoife Behan (Midfield) and Jackie Horgan (full forward) (0-04Fs) and Amy O’Sullivan (Corner forward).


Heartiest Congratulations and best wishes go to Aisling Weir, daughter of Paddy and Maureen Weir, Castletown, Kilflynn and Alan Kelly, son of Jim and Breeda Kelly, Dublin Hill, Cork who were married in St. Mary’s Church, Castlemagner, Kanturk on Friday 30th July. The beautiful ceremony was performed by Fr. Gerry Keane. The bridesmaids were Caitriona O’Connor, Kathleen McKenna, Megan Weir and Sandra Sheehan. Groomsmen were Stephen Kelly, Martin McGowan, Kevin Kelly and Tony Kelly. The flower girl was Niamh Kelly. The wedding reception was held in Springford Hall, Mallow. The couple will reside in Cork. We wish Aisling and Alan Many Happy years of married life together.

Conor Walsh, Listowel celebrating his stag in the Parker’s Pub and Beer Garden, Kilflynn on Saturday 31st July.


Masses and Intention for the week in St. Mary’s Church:
Wednesday 4th & Friday 6TH July: Mass at 10.00 a.m.
Saturday   7th July at 6.00 p.m. George Lynn, Crotta, Michael & Mary O’Brien, Clounafineela & Michael O’Brien, Gortclohy, Kilflynn.
Diocesan Collection:  Pastoral Centre (Killarney) 7th/8th August.
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
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.


Hard luck to the Kerry Camogie team who were defeated by Armagh in the
Tesco Minor B Shield Championship at Kilcormac Killoughey GAA Club, Kilcormac, Co. Offaly on Sunday 1st August by @Armaghcamogie 3-15 to @kerrycamogie 2-11. The Crotta hurling club was well represented on the Kerry team by Amy O’Sullivan at Centre forward shooting a magnificent 2-10. Well done Amy and well done to Kerry management and girls who are sowing the seeds for the future.


The local confidential number is 087 7086253.


Cork break Kerry’s eight-year stranglehold on Munster minor football championship on Friday July 30th in Páirc Uí Chaoimhin the Electric Ireland Munster Minor Football Championship Semi-Final Cork 1-15 Kerry 1-14 Crotta and St.Senan’s player Rory Mahony played at at wing forward on the Kerry team. Well done Rory.


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


To celebrate the 100 years of the Legion of Mary on September 7th., they will have an online worldwide consecration to Jesus through Mary on the 8th September, preceded by 33 days of preparation. It begins on August 5th to September 7th.  Nightly at 8 p.m. on zoom.  ID: 8114083503.  Password: 876433.


Coiste Chontae Chiarraí Garvey’s SuperValu Senior Hurling Championship 2021 [Corn Neilus Ó Floinn]

Fixture Group 3
Dr Crokes v Crotta O’Neill’s at Austin Stack Park on Friday 6th August at 7.30p.m. the best of luck to the Crotta Senior Hurlers and their mentors.


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 the 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: parkerspub@gmail.com 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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