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Last week was all about the long-awaited return to training for our juvenile teams following an extended winter break. There was also good news for our Adult teams who have received the green light to return to on field activity on May 10th following the government Covid update last week. First to take to the training field drenched in glorious sunshine last Monday evening 26TH April at the Crotta Sportsfield, Dromakee were our U-11s under the guidance of Tom Yank Mc Elligott, J.J Kelliher with a helping hand from Gary Nolan, what a glorious evening to start back.
It was great to see a strong turnout of enthusiastic players who have been waiting for so many months to get the chance to puck a sliotar with their friends again and while the players were training, their parents were using the walkway around the field. A great amenity for the whole community.
Next up on Tuesday evening, the U15s under the guidance of Jerome O’Sullivan, Donal O’Driscoll and Darren Houlihan showed no signs of rustiness and have definitely been training at home during the lockdown.  On Saturday evening the 13s under the guidance of Paul Shanahan, Donal Driscoll, Tom Cronin and Daniel Hurley returned to training and another team definitely began training at home during the lockdown.
On Sunday morning the return to training week for our juvenile teams finished on an incredible high as we welcomed almost 50 players back to U7 and U9 training. It was fantastic for the club to see our pitches full of activity and smiles this week and to see the enthusiasm of players and coaches alike.
It was a fantastic sight to see the sports field in Dromakee, Kilflynn reawaken from its slumber to the sounds of kids laughing and enjoying themselves once again.
New players of all ages and all levels are welcome. Parents and volunteers are also most welcome to help out in any way you can. Crotta GAA would like to thank everyone for their continued compliance with the government guidelines to ensure our return to training continues to run safely for our player.
On a separate note, every playing child and adult must be a registered member of the club to be covered by insurance. Membership can be paid on the club’s new website at


St. Treasa’s National School, Kilflynn are holding a clothing recycling drive fundraising.
Please donate all your clean unwanted clothes, shoes, bed linen, curtains towels, bags, belts and soft toys. Please Donate only clean dry and rewardable clothing as we cannot accept wet, dirty or damaged clothes or goods. No Duvets. Drop your bags to the Crotta Hurling Club house, Dromakee, Kilflynn from Thursday 22nd April to Sunday 16th May between the following hours 8.00a.m to 10.00p.m. 7 days a week. Thank you for your support and taking the time and effort to support our fundraising drive.


Kilflynn Community Together and The Crotta Hurling Club are continuing our Community Support Service. If there are any elderly or vulnerable members / friends of our community living alone or cocooning and need anything delivered to your home like Groceries or Medication or any other essentials over the coming weeks please contact the Kilflynn Community Together phone on 087-1122828, the Crotta GAA/Kilflynn Community Together will then send someone out to you. As a community Let’s look out for each other. Our Volunteers are Garda Vetted and all enquiries are treated with strict confidentiality. Please keep safe, and as a community we will beat this virus.


Crotta GAA underage training resumed from Monday 26th April as follows:
U11s: Monday evenings @ 6.00pm to 7.30p.m
U 15s: Tuesday evenings @ 6.30pm to 8.00p.m
Abbeykillix Camogie Club: Wednesday evenings @ 6.00pm to 8.00p.m
U 9s: Thursday evenings 6.00p.m to 7.30p.m and Sunday mornings 11.00a.m to 12 noon.
U13s: Saturday evenings @6.30pm to 7.30p.m
Green and Red Academy (U7 – U11) Sunday mornings 10.30a.m to 12.15p.m
U-17s: Sunday evenings 6.00p.m to 8.00p.m

Covid-19 Guidelines on Safe Return to Gaelic Games will apply.
Parents should register at so they can complete health questionnaires required for training sessions.
Membership can also be paid online at once registered.
We are always looking for new members and we would encourage any child to come down and give it a go and see how they get on.


Due to current Covid-19 guidelines, The Crotta sportsfield, Dromakee, Kilflynn was the venue for the Crotta hurling club weekly lotto draw on Tuesday 4th May. The Four numbers drawn out of the drum by the Independent observer: Graham Harris, Clounsillagh, Lixnaw were 6,9,25 and 30.
There was no winner of the 3,300 Jackpot. Congratulations to the following who won €35 in the lucky dip draw:
Noreen Tuomey, Gortcloghy, Kilflynn, Matt Fitzmaurice, Lixnaw Eilish Quinlan, Ballyconnell, Kilflynn.
Due to level 5 Government restrictions The Next draw will take place at The Crotta sportsfield, Dromakee, Kilflynn, on Tuesday 11th May in compliance with Covid-19 restrictions. Note the cut off for entry to the €3,400 Jackpot draw (online or locally purchased) is 9:30pm on Monday 10th May. Tickets available 3 for €5 online visit or this link or Herberts Village Store, Zam Zam Kabab, Foley Shop Lixnaw, Abbeydorney Post Office, Paddy Weir, Paud Tuomey or Mike Parker. 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 only source of funds for the Club. Your continued support is greatly appreciated.


The Kerry Senior hurlers are back in action! Best of luck to Fintan O’Connor and the Kerry Hurling team in their opening round game against Down in the Allianz Hurling League at Austin Stack’s Park, Tralee on Sunday 9th May. The game will be streamed on the Kerry GAA website. Commentary by Gary O’Sullivan. The link to purchase for €5 will go live on Thursday on


The local confidential number is 087 7086253.


ALONE manages a national support line and additional supports 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.


Masses and Intention for the week in Abbeydorney   Go to Abbeydorney Parish and click on watch live Mass
Tuesday 4th May at 7.30 p.m.
Wednesday 5th May  at 10.00 a.m.
Thursday  6th May  at  7.30 p.m. John Neenan, Laccamore
Friday 7th May  at  7.30 p.m. Private Intention
Saturday 8th May  at 6.00 p.m. Dick, Sarah & Michael Twomey, Gortclohy, Kilflynn.
Sunday 9th May  at 10.00 a.m. Gerry Jameson, Abbeydorney
No Masses in Kilflynn.  Churches open for private prayer
Public Masses from St. Bernard’s Church, Abbeydorney are streamed live on, on Saturday at 6 p.m. and on Sunday at 10 a.m.
Parish Office can be contacted by phone 066 4018996  Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 10.00a.m. to 1.00 p.m. or by email:


Some good news rang out from the recent government announcements.
We have been given the green light for group training in pods of 15 from Monday 26th April for underage teams and the Seniors returns on Monday 10th May.
One step in these preparations is to have members registered and in particular playing members. Players of all ages will need to be registered with the GAA via the Club to allow participation in activities and to complete health questionnaires as part of the ‘Return to Play’ protocol.
The GAA has introduced a new on-line system which provides for self-service membership registration and payment for individuals and families. The system is called Foireann, which is Irish for Team, and can be accessed via the Club website or type into your internet browser.
Members who set up a ‘ReturnToPlay’ account in 2020 to complete the Health Questionnaires can access their Foireann account by using the same logon id and password as used last year. If you don’t have a ReturnToPlay account then you can register a new account very easily on Foireann. Go to and follow the instructions for New users. If you go to the Club website or Club’s social media accounts further information is provided and if you encounter any difficulties contact Crotta club registrar Shane Herbert 0872890087.

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