crotta fundraiser 2023


The Kilflynn Cancer Support Group table quiz returns on Wednesday 27th December in Parker’s Pub and Herbert’s Bar, Kilflynn. Our designated charities, Recovery Haven, Kerry Hospice and Kerry Cancer Support, need your support more than ever as they continue to recover from loss of revenue caused by the pandemic.
Our community’s support will help these beneficiaries to continue their wonderful work. The quiz has always received unbelievable support from the people of Kilflynn and the surrounding parishes, with more than €80,000 raised to date, the vast majority of which was distributed to Kerry-based cancer charities. With such support, the quiz has become an integral part of Christmas celebrations in the village. Moreover, the event is not all about answering questions but also a fun filled night of music, raffles and auctions. Therefore, the organizers would be grateful to receive any donations. Maybe you could ask a business, you regularly deal with, for some item, such as a voucher, that we might raffle or sell on the night. Also, if you have any unwanted presents don’t put them in the attic; give them to us to raise much-needed funds for our charities. Even if you can’t attend on the night we would be grateful for your support in these ways. If interested please contact John Flaherty at (087)2352753 or Mike Parker at (087) 9794541. Any donations can be handed in to John, Mike or to Herbert’s Bar and Shop. Anyone who might like to lend a hand on the night itself please let us know. As always, the organisers thank you for your continued support and look forward to seeing you on the 27th of December, kicking-off at 8: 30. Let’s make this our best fundraiser yet!


Come to Abbeydorney Community Hall on Tuesday Dec 12th at 12.30 pm, sees the kick off of our Festive Show. What better way to start the festive season than watching the children showcase their amazing talents.
You’ll be treated to an afternoon of traditional Christmas songs, raps, music, drama and much more.
This is our main fundraiser this year and we aim to purchase science equipment and upgrade our playground area from any money raised. We would really appreciate your support! Enty fee is only €5 or €15 for a Family 2 Adults and 2 Kids.
Making a return to our bookshelves is the ‘Kilflynn Chronicle’ with a price of €15. The book will be launched on the day and proceeds from the sale of the book are kindly being donated to the school, so please support the cause. You’ll be in for a treat as the book contains several articles written by our pupils and teachers!!


Clanmaurice (Kerry) 1-12 Shamrocks (Galway) 2-5
DEFENDING Munster Intermediate champions, battle-hardened Clanmaurice had too much experience for a young Shamrocks side from Galway in Sunday’s AIB All-Ireland Intermediate Club semi-final at  The Ragg, Tipperary  and now they will face Meath champions Na Fianna in the All-Ireland final in Croke Park in two weeks’ time.
This tightly-knit Clanmaurice side deserved four-point win – so tightly knit that they have just 17 players but have beaten the champions of Cork, Tipperary and Galway along the way. Has a club side, male or female, reached a Croke Park final with only 17 players and two of them are goalkeepers! It’s an incredible sporting story but there is one last chapter Clanmaurice would like to write.
The Player of the Match Award went to the Clanmaurice full forward Jackie Hogan. Congratulations and well done to the Clanmaurice players and their mentors, especially the Crotta players Aoife Behan (wing forward), Jackie Hogan (full forward)  (1-7, 1f, 1’45), and Amy O’Sullivan also a member of the panel.
Kilflynn Christmas Tree ‘Light Up a Life’ Fundraiser
If you wish to remember a loved one who is deceased, ‘Light Up A Life’ this Christmas by donating €5 per light.  Donations and names can be dropped into The Village Store or Tommy Neenan by 24th December 2023.  Many thanks for your continued support.


Abbeydorney/Kilflynn Care Group Christmas Party – Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Sunday 10th December. Bus leaving both villages at 1.00 p.m. Meal at 2.00 p.m.


St Senans 2-9, Tarbert 4-6
Hard luck to the U15s who put up a spirited display but just fell short in The U15 North Kerry Div 1 Championship Final on Saturday Dec 2nd @ 12noon in Ballylongford. The game started with both teams trading points. Tarbert then scored 2 goals to lead at halftime 2-3 to 0-3.
Senans started the 2nd half strongly and nearly got a goal of their own with 2 goal chances coming off the post. Tarbert responded with a further 1-2 to take an 11 point lead. Never giving up, the boys started to take control of the game and scored 2-6 in the next 15minutes. This fantastic response brought the scores level. Tarbert responded with a goal to take back the lead with a 3-point advantage. They held on to see out the victory.
Congratulations to Tarbert on the victory. Unfortunately, it wasn’t our day. The boys can hold their heads high as they never gave up and fought hard to close a large deficit and only for a little luck the result could have been different.


Abbeydorney/Kilflynn Active Retired Group Christmas Lunch will be on the 6th December in Kate Browne’s Restaurant, Ardfert. We will gather in the parish hall at the usual time of 10.30 a.m. New members are always welcome. Please contact Marie/Noreen on 066 7135831 for details.


crotta Fundraiser

Crotta  Hurling Club are excited to announce the launch of their raffle #CrottaChampo #23000giveaway
So for just €25 you can buy a ticket (or 5 tickets for €100) for their #CrottaChampo draw and be in with a chance of winning one of 10 cash prizes. Main cash prize is €10,000. Get behind your 2023 County Championship winners. Tickets are available at Herbert’s Bar/Village Store, Parker’s Pub, Kilflynn or from Club officers.
Enter our fundraiser here


The Kilflynn Chronicle is on its way! The 14 th edition of the parish magazine is in aid of St. Teresa’s National School, so what better place for the launch than at the School’s Festive Show at Abbeydorney Community Centre, on Tuesday, 12 th December, commencing at 12 30. The magazine which costs €15 will be available for sale on the day, with a special offer FOR THAT DAY ONLY of 3 copies for €40, an ideal chance to buy copies for other family members!


The Crotta hurling club weekly lotto draw was held on Monday night 4th December, at Herbert’s Bar, Kilflynn. The Four numbers drawn out of the drum by the independent observer: Graham Harris, Clounsillagh, Lixnaw were 5,7,12 and 19. There was no winner of the 7,000 Jackpot. Congratulations to the following who won €35 in the lucky dip draw: Alan O’Connell, Rae, Kilflynn, Tom Long, Abbeydorney and Katie Fitzgerald, Muckenaugh Lower, Lixnaw.
The next draw will take place in Parker’s Pub, Kilflynn on Monday 11th December at 10.30p.m with a €7,000 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.
Bernard O’Callaghan Senior Championship Final Sponsored by McMunns Ballybunion.
So we are here the week of the Bernard O’Callaghan Senior Championship Final, we have our teams, Ballydonoghue and St Senans and we have our venue: Ballyduff. This is the first time ever that Ballyduff have hosted the North Kerry Championship.
All roads lead to Ballyduff this Sunday at 2pm. We wish the best of luck to the St. Senan’s players and their mentors.


The Kilflynn toddler group meets up every Thursday mornings from 10am to 11:30am, in Saint Columba’s Community Centre, Kilflynn. Contact Maureen 0879893847 for more information.


The North Kerry Under 16 ‘A’ Hurling Championship Final between Crotta O’Neill’s and  Lixnaw will take place
On Sunday, 10 December @ 11.00am Venue: The ARC, Ardfert. Best wishes to the Crotta players and their mentors.


The Kerry Mobile Library Service for the Kilflynn area in  December. Monday 11th December from 2.30p.m to 3.45p.m in St. Mary’s Church Car Park, Kilflynn.


In St. Columbas Centre, Kilflynn, every Monday night at 9.00p.m. plenty of fun and exercise is guaranteed. All welcome


Mass Intention for the week in St. Mary’s Church
On Wednesday 6th December at 10.00a.m, Thursday 7th December at 6.00 p.m. Vigil of the Feast of the Immaculate Conception Deceased members of the Ryan Family, Ballyconnell, Kilflynn and Saturday 9th  December at 6.00 p.m. John Brennan, Rae, Kilflynn (Month’s Mind) Mary Carmody, Crotta, Kilflynn.
Kilflynn Altar Society for December: Noreen O’Brien, Maureen Weir, Helen Kelly Fuller.
St. Vincent de Paul Annual Church Gate Collection next weekend 9th /10th December.
Adoration of Blessed Sacrament Kilflynn: Monday 7.00 p.m.- 8.00 p.m. Abbeydorney 7.30 p.m. Abbeydorney Presbytery Phone number has been disconnected. All queries to the Parish Office 066 4018996.
Parish Office can be contacted by phone 066 4018996 Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 10.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. or by email:
Webcam has been installed in Kilflynn Church – To watch Masses go to – Abbeydorney Parish and click on ‘watch Mass’. Diocesan.

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