There was positive news from the GAA as a consequence of the Government’s recent Covid-19 updates. Non-contact underage training, in pods of 15, will be permitted from Monday April 26. Full contact inter-county training at adult level can recommence from Monday April 19. The GAA is also working on a Master Fixture List and determining which competitions will be run. When more information becomes available, the Crotta Hurling club will communicate with its membership.


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 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.


Due to current Covid-19 guidelines, The Crottasportsfield, Dromakee, Kilflynn was the venue for the Crotta hurling club weekly lotto draw on Tuesday 6th April. The Four numbers drawn out of the drum by the Independent observer: Graham Harris, Clounsillagh, Lixnaw were 18,21,29 and 31.
There was no winner of the 2,900 Jackpot. Congratulations to the following who won €35 in the lucky dip draw:
Taylor O’Brien, Ballyconnell Close, Kilflynn, Darren Houlihan,Cappa,Kilflynn and Cillian and Emma Horgan, Ballyconnell Heights, Kilflynn . Due to level 5 Government restrictions The Next draw will take place at The Crottasportsfield, Dromakee, Kilflynn, on Tuesday 13th  April in compliance with Covid-19 restrictions. Note the cut off for entry to the €3,000 Jackpot draw (online or locally purchased) is 9:30pm on Monday 12thApril. Tickets available 3 for €5 online visit or this link or Herberts Village Store, ZamZam Kabab, Foley Shop Lixnaw, Abbeydorney Post Office, Paddy Weir, PaudTuomey or Mike Parker. 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. 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.


On behalf of the members and friends of Crotta Hurling Club we like express our sincere sympathy to the Family, Relatives and Friends of the late Tom O’Brien,  Bohoroe, Abbeydorney. Tom worked in the role as Caretaker/Maintenance at Crotta GAA Club Grounds,Dromakee,Kilflynn in the mid to late 90’s on the Lixabbey CE Scheme. A gifted tradesman Tom was meticulous in his work and could turn his hand to anything. A Gentleman, May Tom Rest in Peace.


ALONE manage 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 6th April at 7.30p.m
Wednesday 7th April at 10.a.m  Ellen Browne, Castletown, Kilflynn
 Friday 9th April at 10a.m
Saturday 10th April No Mass
Sunday  11th April   at 10.00 a.m.      Denis and Terry O’Callaghan, Tonaknock, 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:
Praying Sunday Mass Online
As we gather at home for our Sunday Mass celebrations online, these are some suggestions that might help our prayer-time: Create a sacred space where you will sit to attend Mass e.g. using a crucifix or candle or icon, just like you might do if preparing for a house Mass.  Invite family members to name a prayer intention that everyone will pray for during the Mass. Stand to hear the Gospel or to join in praying the Our Father, just like you would in church. We are reminded of the words of Jesus – ‘Where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I in their midst’.  We remember that Jesus Christ is present in our homes as we pray at Mass together.

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