ALL IRELAND CAMOGIE FINAL
Best wishes to the Clanmaurice players and their management in the AIB All-Ireland Intermediate final against Na Fianna Co.Meath on Sunday 17th December in Croke Park, @3pm. Especially the Crotta players Aoife Behan, Jackie Hogan and Amy O’Sullivan. Our fantastic bunch of Camogie girls need your support. Let’s get the black and Green out once again to support this amazing team.
CANCER TABLE QUIZ
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!
BERNARD O’CALLAGHAN SENIOR CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL
It was an historic occasion for the Ballyduff G A A Club on Sunday last as they hosted their first ever North Kerry Senior Football Championship Final where St. Senans and Ballydonoghue took centre stage in search of that much sought after Eamon O’Donoghue Cup. Full time Score
St Senans 1.06 Ballydonoghue 2.06
It was not @senansgaa day, thanks to the players and their management for a fantastic year. Congratulations to @Ballydonoghuegaa.
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.
ST. MARY’S CHURCH, KILFLYNN
Mass Intention for the week in St. Mary’s Church:
On Wednesday 13th December at 10.00a.m, Friday 15th December at 10.00 a.m. Special Intention and Saturday 16th December at 6.00 p.m. Kevin Lynch, Glenballyma & Timmy Cronin, Glenballyma, Kilflynn.
Kilflynn Altar Society for December: Noreen O’Brien, Maureen Weir, Helen Kelly Fuller.
Abbeydorney: Christmas Eve 24th 7.30 p.m., Christmas Morning 25th 9.30 a.m. Kilflynn: Christmas Eve 24th 6.00 p.m., Christmas Morning 25th 11.00 a.m.
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: email@example.com
Webcam has been installed in Kilflynn Church – To watch Masses go to www.dioceseofkerry.ie – Abbeydorney Parish and click on ‘watch Mass’. Diocesan.
COUNTY HURLING CHAMPIONS RAFFLE
Crotta Hurling Club are selling tickets for their raffle #CrottaChampo #23000giveaway at the moment
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 https://www.idonate.ie/raffle/CrottaONeills Ideal Christmas Present.
The fourteenth edition of the Kilflynn Chronicle has now been launched and is available to buy at the usual outlets in Kilflynn, Abbeydorney and Lixnaw, at Ardfert Printing, Woulfe’s Bookshop, Listowel, O’Mahony’s Bookshop, Tralee and Oaklands Daybreak, Oakpark Road. Packed with history, sport, poetry and photographs, the magazine is the ideal Christmas present and is priced at €15.
Derek Warfield & The Young Wolfetones Appearing at Parker`s Pub and Venue, Kilflynn on Sunday 17th December Doors 6.30pm, Show 7.30pm
A special group of Irish men and women have been responsible for preservation of the tradition of Irish ballad singing over the past 50 years. Derek Warfield is a distinguished name among them. Derek and The Young Wolfe Tones are bringing that musical tradition forward with a reverence for Ireland’s past and the energy and optimism of a new generation of Irish musicians.
Tickets: €15 are available at the venue.
CROTTA LOTTO JACKPOT RESULTS
The Crotta hurling club weekly lotto draw was held on Monday night 11th December, at Parker’s Pub, Kilflynn. The Four numbers drawn out of the drum by the independent observer: Graham Harris, Clounsillagh, Lixnaw were 4,8,9 and 18. There was no winner of the 7,100 Jackpot. Congratulations to the following who won €35 in the lucky dip draw: Aileen Fuller, Manor Avenue, Manor Village, Tralee, Martin Stack, Lixnaw and Liam Kennelly, Rathea, Listowel.
The next draw will take place in Herbert’s Bar, Kilflynn on Monday 18th December at 10.30p.m with a €7,200 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 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.
The Kilflynn Area Development CLG would like to thank Eileen from Paco for coordinating and doing MC for our Fashion Show on Friday 1st December in St Columba’s Centre, Kilflynn. She did a great job. We would also like to thank all our wonderful volunteers who helped make the Fashion Show such a success, models, ticket sellers, ushers, kitchen committee, musicians, DJ, and LixAbbey Community Group.
We would also like to thank our sponsors as follows:
Jasmine, Tralee, Celsius, Tralee, Paco, Tralee, AnnBury’s, Tralee, Pamela Scott, Tralee, That’s Perfect, Tralee, Mods and Minis, Tralee, Ryles Menswear, Tralee, Nadúr Spa at Ballygarry Hotel, Tralee, The Rose Hotel, Tralee, Holistic Therapy Kilflynn, (Michelle McKenna), Cronin Investments, Montenotte, Cork, Breda O’Connor, L and T Accessories, Tralee, Dorothy Twomey (Halo Hair Salon), Expose, Kilflynn, Herbert’s Bar, Kilflynn, Prims on the run, Kilflynn (Karen Chute), Parkers Bar,, Kilflynn Vintage Club, Kilflynn Enchanted Fairy Festival
NORTH KERRY U16 A FINAL
North Kerry Under 16 ‘A’ Hurling Championship Final On Sunday, 10 December in The ARC, Ardfert
Crotta O’Neill’s 2 – 10, Lixnaw 1 – 9
Congratulations to the @Crottagaa players and their management. Well done to both teams who served up a sporting game in atrocious weather conditions.
KILFLYNN PARENT AND TODDLER GROUP
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
In St. Columbas Centre, Kilflynn, every Monday night at 9.00p.m. plenty of fun and exercise is guaranteed. All are welcome.
SHANNOW FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE
Will close for Christmas on Wednesday 20th December and will reopen on Monday 8th December at 9.30 am. Wishing everyone a Happy Christmas and a Peaceful New Year.
QQI Level 3 Internet Skills starting on Tuesday 9th January 2024 from 10 am to 12 noon, if you are interested or would like further information, please contact us at 066 7198018.
For information on all the activities and services available in Shannow FRC, watch out for our Spring Newsletter or keep up to date on our Facebook/ Instagram page or phone us on 066 7198018 with any query you may have.