CLub News

November 7, 2018

20th December 2011

The following Christmas Ceremonies will take place at St. Mary Church, Kilflynn: Saturday 24th December: Vigil Mass – Christmas Eve at 10.00 p.m., Sunday 25th December – Christmas Day at 10.00 a.m.
Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confessions)
Christmas Confessions will be held in St Mary’s Church, Kilflynn on Thursday 22nd December at 7.00 p.m. and in St.Bernards Church, Abbeydorney at 8.00p.m. also Thursday night.
Those Required for Church duties in St. Mary’s Church, Kilflynn are follows: Readers for: Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th December, Christmas Eve Vigil Mass : Maureen Culhane and John Flaherty, Christmas Morning: Joesphine Lynch and Mary McKenna.
Eucharistic Ministers for Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th December, Vigil: Sheila Walsh and Joe Buckley, Christmas Morning: Jimmy Walsh and Mary Neenan.


The Kilflynn Cancer Support Group are presently organising their eighth annual Table Quiz in aid of Cancer services in Kerry and Cork. The quiz will be held in Parker’s Pub and Herbert’s Bar Kilflynn, on Wednesday December 28th at 9.00 p.m. The group was originally set up by Fr. Pat O’Donnell in 2004. Pat is a cancer survivor and came up with the idea of holding a fundraising quiz in Kilflynn at Christmas time. Even though cancer affects every household in some way, we all know either family members or friends who are or have been sufferers; the support for this fundraiser exceeded all expectations. The success of the first quiz ensured that it would become an annual event. As well as being a great fundraiser it has now turned into a great social occasion each Christmas with the same faces returning each year. It is wonderful to see those who live away from Kilflynn supporting the quiz with their families at a time of year which is all about spending time together and giving and sharing. Even though Fr. Pat moved on to new pastures, in Milltown, a few years back he always returns for the occasion and everyone feels it wouldn’t be the same without him.
This year we are auctioning a signed Kilkenny hurling jersey, signed by all the members of possibly the greatest hurling team of all time, a real collector’s item. We are also auctioning a beautiful painting by Annette Nolan, local artist and mother of Kerry’s hurler, Shane. Jimmy Deenihan’s signed book, My Sporting Life.
There are also some beautiful soft toys and other items which we hope to sell on the night. We would be grateful to receive any unwanted Christmas presents so that we could auction them on the night; all donations can be handed in to Parker’s Pub, Herbert’s Bar and shop or John O’Flaherty.
This year as an added bonus we are also holding a sponsored beard shave on the night. Local lads Shane McKenna, Graham Harris, Robert Brennan and Tommy Neenan have avoided the razors for the past six weeks and will be on for a big shave on the night. Sponsorship cards are available in the local pubs and shops and from those involved and every euro would be welcome.
Our small community has made a substantial contribution in providing added care to cancer patients and their families and to date has raised over €42,000. Last year the proceeds were divided between Recovery Haven, Tralee, the oncology unit at Cork University Hospital, Kerry Hospice and Kerry Cancer Support.

Tralee’s Monday night Soccer Gang: Eoin Kellihers amalgamated soccer squad Christmas party pictured in Parker’s Pub, Kilflynn on Saturday night 17th December

The death has occurred of Margaret (Peggy) Kelly, (née Riordan), Crotta, Kilflynn, Tralee, and Late of Aghadoe, Killarney, (peacefully) at Kerry General Hospital on Tuesday, 13th December, beloved wife of the late Mickey; sadly missed by her loving daughter Geraldine and Helen, sons-in-law Michael and Gerry, brother-in-law, sister-in-law, grandchildren Emma, Majella, Kieran and Darren, nephews, nieces, relatives and a large circle of friends, to whom sincere sympathy is extended. Her remains were removed from Stack’s Funeral Home, Lixnaw on Wednesday evening to St. Mary’s Church, Kilflynn. Peggy was laid to rest in Aghadoe Old Cemetery, Killarney at 11.30 am mass on Thursday, 15th December. Mass celebrated was by Canon Declan O’Connor, Listowel.
There was a large and represented attendance at funeral on both days. May she rest in peace.

The Annual General Meeting of the Crotta Hurling Club will be held on Friday night 20th January, It will be held at St. Columbas Centre, Kilflynn starting at 8.30 p.m. All members are requested to attend, New members welcome Motions and Nominations must be with the club secretary Annette Nolan by Friday 13th January 2012.

Congratulations and well done to Crotta’s Senior hurling captain Mike Lynch, and his Finuge Senior football team mates, who captured the North Kerry Senior Championship title with a 1-09 to 0-11 victory over Beale played in Ballylongford on Sunday 18th Decmeber.

The four numbers picked out of the drum by Independent Observer, Christy Ring Player of the Year, Shane Nolan for the Crotta hurling weekly Lotto Jackpot of €4,800 on Monday night, 19th December in Parker’s Pub, Kilflynn were: 4,9,15 and 17. However no one came up with the correct combination of numbers and the Jackpot survived for another week. The Lucky dip prizes winner each receives €35: B. Griffin, Ballymacandrew, Ardfert, Jimmy Lithfield, Leith, Tralee and Tommy Neenan, Crotta
The Christmas club draw also took place in Parker’s Pub on Monday. First Prize €300: Maria Byrne, Kilflynn Post Office. Second €200: Carlynn McCarthy, Bog Road, Lixnaw, Third Prize €100: Pat Twomey, The Waterfall, Kilflynn. The next draw will take place in Herbert’s bar, Kilflynn on Tuesday 27th December with a Jackpot of 4,900.
Tickets are available at 2 Euro each or 3 for 5 euro from Club tickets sellers or from Herbert’s Bar, Kilflynn, Parker’s Pub, Kilflynn, An Siopa, Kilflynn, Kilflynn Post Offices, Foleys Shop, Lixnaw J.J Walshs Bar, Lixnaw, Quilter’s Bar, Lixnaw and from The Half Way Bar, Glenoe, Listowel, you can also play on the Crotta lotto on line now, check out or

Friday Night 23rd Dec: Party Night in the bar with D.J Big Clive and Darts Doubles tournament in the lounge (Prize to be won).
Monday night 26th Dec (St Stephen’s Night): Music by Legends of Las Vegas : D.J Curtin and Emerald Elvis at 8.30 p.m. One Terrific night of Entertainment. Hear the hits of Elvis, Tom Jones, Tony Christie, Sinatra and More!
Wednesday 28th Dec: Kilflynn Cancer Support Fund Table Quiz and Beardathon
at 9.00 p.m. Numerous spot prizes and mini auctions on the night.
New Year’s Eve: Saturday 31st December: Ring Out the Old Year, Sing in the New Year with D.J Clive.
Saturday 1st January at 9.00p.m. Parker’s Pub €1,000 New Year’s draw.
Friday Night 6th January at 9.30 p.m Women’s Christmas: Music with Black Sparks
We would like to take this opportunity to Wish all of our Customers and Friends a Very Happy Christmas and a Prosperous New Year

Eighteen dart players participated in weekly darts tournament in Parkers Pub, Kilflynn on Saturday night 17th December. Raymond O’Connell and Jason Nolan defeated J.P Twomey and Brendan Culhane in the final. And received the last fresh Turkeys for Christmas 2011. All darts winners can collect their fresh turkeys on Christmas eve, Saturday 24th Dec in Parkers pub after 4.00 p.m.
The next darts doubles tournament in Parker’s Lounge bar will be held on Friday 23rd December The winners will receive a fresh Turkey prizes to be won. First game of the Tournament must start at 10.30p.m. Sharp.

HERBERT’S BAR Christmas entertainment
Fri night 23rd of Dec live music with Claddagh. St Stephens night live music with Black Sparks. New years eve. Fancy dress with Dj fla. Spot prizes for best male, female and couple costumes.

The October bank holiday weekend saw the Crotta Hurling club Launch its 5 year plan at the clubs grounds in Dromakee, Kilflynn. We would like to thank all who attended over the weekend and to all who helped make it a success from those who contributed ideas throughout the year and help put it in place and to everyone who helped with the set up of the marquee, the musicians ,the bar staff and the clean up crew ,also to our stewards over the weekend and to all those who donated equipment for the weekend. It is deeply appreciated.

If there is anyone who hasn’t availed of the Crotta Hurling club scrap collection service during the year this is your chance, we will collect any of your unwanted metal items during the Christmas period, we would like to take this opportunity to thank all those who donated during the year and also thank everyone involved who gave their time to help collect the scrap.

Anyone interested in joining the Crotta wren boys on St. Stephens day please contact any club officer.

The Causeway Comprehensive Class of 1990 school reunion will be held on Friday the 30th December 8.30pm at McHales Stretford End Bar Causeway this is for all students who would have started in September 1985 and for those who finished would have completed their Leaving Cert in 1990. Its not just those who finished that we want to see but would love to catch up also with those who left before the Leaving Certificate.Tickets €10 and are available in the Post Office Ballyheigue, McHales Stretford End & Post Office Causeway, Stack Londis Lixnaw and David Power Gala Abbeydorney for further details check our FaceBook page “Causeway Reunion”,email

AA MEETINGS –Every Wednesday night from 8pm to 10pm.
AL ANON MEETINGS – Every Monday night from 8pm to 10pm.
CHARITY WAX NIGHT was held in Parkers Bar, Kilflynn December 9th in aid of Shannow FRC Low cost counselling. Staff & management wish to express our appreciation for your generosity in helping making this a very successful evening. Your personal commitment was incredibly helpful and allowed us to reach our goal. Thank you from all of us. Shannow FRC will be closed from Monday 19th Dec to Jan 9th for Christmas holidays. Wishing you a merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Anyone interested in submitted items for the Kilflynn notes, can contact Mike on 066 7135129 or 087 9794541 or email before 12 noon on Monday

As these are the last notes before Christmas, I would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a Happy and Holy Christmas and a peaceful and hopefully prosperous 2012.
A Céad Míle Fáilte to all those who have returned home to Kilflynn to spend Christmas period with their families and friends
I would like to take this opportunity of thanking Clubs and organisation and all those who contributed to the Kilflynn notes in 2011.I am looking forward to bringing you the notes and issues in community again for 2012.