Club news

November 7, 2018

4th October 2011

Congratulations and well done to the Crotta U14 team who won the Michael Hennessy Memorial trophy on Monday evening, 4th October in Lerrig. Crotta beat Causeway in another pulsating match. The first match ended in a draw but at the end of 60 mins of hurling Crotta triumphed on the scoreline of Crotta 2-11 Causeway 2-05.
The saying goes that you have to lose a final to really appreciate a championship win, but this victory was all the more sweeter as this current panel of players had lost in three finals previously at U12(two) and U13. This team had an U10 ‘B’ and u12 ‘B’ trophies to their name. The point I am trying to make is that with great commitment from Players, Coaches, Parents and all committee members of the club anything is possible. In two years these lads have turned in to a really solid, skilful bunch of players.
The match started where it had ended last week with two teams giving their all. Darragh Regan pointed a thirty metre free to open the scoring. Causeway equalised shortly after and then David Behan scored a marvellous point after he had fashioned an opening for himself. Regan again pointed from a free but Causeway hit back with a point from a placed ball. That pointed free was Crotta’s last score of the half whereas Causeway pointed from play and before that, scored a fortuitous goal. A shot that Goalkeeper Brandon Conway had covered but it took a wicked deflection to end up in the opposite corner of the net. The five minutes before half time yielded no score and Crotta went in at half time having the majority of the play but trailing on the scoreline of Crotta 0-03 Causeway 1-03.
The second half was only five minutes old and Crotta had reduced the deficit to a single point. The introduction of Cathal Keane was to prove a turning point as he scored a point immediately, and seemed to jizz up the rest of the attack. David Behan was storming into the game at mid field and gathering allot of breaking ball which he was putting to good use. Adrian Mahony was proving to be a pivotal player and his driving runs and all round power play was forcing Causeway on the back foot. Anything that did pass him was immediately mopped up by the outstanding duo Barry Mahony and Darragh Ryan. The forwards who constantly were re jigged by the mentors were really starting to put moves together and causing the Causeway backs all sorts of problems. Mid way through the second half Crotta lead by 1-07 to 1-03. The crucial score came from Colin Browne who had a great match. He grabbed a high ball from a Jordan Conway who was very influential throughout the second half, and sent it towards goal and his shot deceived the Causeway keeper. Another point from the influential Keane plus two massive Darragh Regan points from play left Crotta leading by 1-09 to 1-05. Then the score that clinched the win was when a shot by Browne was saved by the Causeway keeper only to be finished by the in rushing Cathal Keane. Causeway did manage to pull a goal back to bring the margin to four points but this Crotta team was not going to be beaten and two points from play by the ever improving Raymond Nolan and substitute Cathal Keane stretched the lead to six. Shortly after referee John Ross blew the final whistle. Joyous scenes greeted the final whistle and it was great to see so many supporters following the team. When Crotta needed the lift they got great support from the stand. As well as the above mentioned all players played their part. Tom Quinlan Gearoid Galvin and Dylan McElligott all had their moments. Panel as follows Brandon Conway Dylan McElligott Darragh Ryan(Capt) Barry Mahony Darragh Kennelly Adrian Mahony Gearoid Galvin David Behan(0-01) Tom Quinlan Darragh Regan(0-04)Colin Browne(1-02) Bill Keane Raymond Nolan(0-01)Jordan Conway Sean O’Donoghue Cathal Keane(1-03)Dominic Nolan Brian O’Connell Shane O’Neill Adam O’Sullivan John Quilter Donnacha Brosnan Sean Cremin Darragh Dineen Jamie O’Sullivan. This panel has beaten Lixnaw and Causeway(two of the best U14 teams in the County) on their way so no one can begrudge them this win. After the game, North Kerry Coiste na nOg, Secretary Gerard Hannafin,
presented The Michael Hennessy Memorial trophy to Crotta’s victories captain, Darragh Ryan. Well done to the Causeway team and their mentors who very sporting during and after the game.

A Social Evening for the Abbeydorney/Kilflynn Active Retired Group will be held in the Community Hall, Abbeydorney on Wednesday, 5th October. commencing at 1.00p.m. A meal will be served., followed by entertainment. Transport for anyone requiring it can be arranged. Contact Noreen at 7135831.

The four numbers picked out of the drum for the Crotta hurling club’s weekly lottery draw with a Jackpot of €3,700, by Independent Observer: Kevin Galvin, Ballyrehan, Lixnaw were: 8,14, 18 and 23 on Monday Night 3rd October, in Herbert‘s Bar. There was No Jackpot winner. The Lucky dip prizes winner each receives €35: Eoin Lynch, Tullig, Kilflynn,Joan and Mike C/o Herbert’s Bar, Kilflynn and Jerome O’Sullivan, Crotta Cross. The next draw will take place in Parker’s Pub, Kilflynn on Monday 10th October with a Jackpot of 3,800. Tickets are available at 2 Euro each or 3 for 5 Euro from Club tickets sellers or you can also play on the Crotta lotto on line now, check out or

Abbeydorney/Crotta Minor hurlers were defeated by Ballyheigue, in the Keanes SuperValu Killorglin County Minor Hurling Championship semi final played in Austin Stack Park on Saturday afternoon 1st October on final score line of Ballyheigue 0-15 to Abbeydorney 0-11. It took Ballyheigue until the 43rd minute to hit the front against a gallant Abbeydorney/Crotta side, who led by 0-6 to 0-4 at half time. The Crotta hurling was well represented on the Abbeydorney/Crotta team by Tom B McElligott (Full back), Jack Sheehan (corner forward) and Thomas McElligott, Kilflynn village came on as sub. well done lads. See match report and photos in the sports section.

An Energetic fit ball workout using weights and ballet barre moves to target your glutes and core while lengthening and strenghing your arms and legs to dancers physics with Ruth Melvin, a teacher with over 20 years working in the fitness industry. Venue: St. Columbus Centre, Kilflynn On: Every Wednesday and Friday nights from 7.30 p.m. to 9.00 p.m. To book your place Contact Maureen on 087 9893847

There was great demand for Crotta hurling club merchandise last week, so if you want any Crotta merchandise for the county final, Jerseys, hoodies, t- shirts, hats ,flags etc. please contact Annette Nolan on 087 9113171 Johnny Hannon on 087 4141641 and Mike Parker on 087 9794541. Or Maura O’Connell for underage gear on 087 9049938 now.

Live music next Sunday evening 9th of Oct. with local favourites The Millsiders.

Vote of Sympathy: Crotta Coiste na nOg would like to offer our sincere sympathy to Donal ‘Butch’ leen and the Leen Family Ardfert on the death of Hannah. The Leen Family are great Crotta Supporters and may Hannah rest in peace.

The Crotta Coiste na nOg hurling club would like to thank Dunnes Stores in the Horan Centre, Tralee for allowing us to bag pack there last Saturday October 1st.
The day was a great success and we raised vitally needed funds which contribute towards the running costs of Bord Na Nog. Thanks to all the bag packers, anyone who donated and the management of the Horan Centre. That was our last bag pack for 2011 so thanks again to anyone who helped in anyway with our bag packing during the year, your help is appreciated.

Kilflynn National School won their first match in the football league last Wednesday on a scoreline of Kilflynn 5-09 Abbeydorney 2-04. Scorers Sean Murnane (2-02) Barry Mahony (1-03) Darragh O’Donoghue(1-02) Daniel O’Rourke(1-00)Jeaic Mc Kenna (0-02)

Registration for membership of Finuge CCE will continue on Wednesday nights until 19th October at the Thatched House in Finuge. Everyone welcome! Music lessons and singing lessons currently taking place and new participants are welcome.

Fitness classes for males over 25 years off age have now commenced in St. Columbus Centre, Kilflynn, every Wednesday evening from 6.15 pm to 7.15 pm these classes aim to increase
Fitness, flexability. co-ordination. lose weight. in a friendly atmosphere where everyone is equal. places are limited for details contact .Mike at 087-6554691

The staging of the smash hit play September 82 ( a tribute to the greatest Kerry team) comes to St Johns Theatre and Arts Centre in Listowel on November 11th 12th and 13th at 8 pm each night. Tickets €15

Gerald Byrnes, Garrynagore, Lixnaw won The Crotta Coiste na nOg hurling club bonus ball draw, in Parker’s Pub, Kilflynn on Saturday night 1st October. Gerald’s lucky number was 3. A line can be purchased in Parker’s Pub and Herbert’s Bar, at a cost of €2 per week, winners receive €50.

The People of The Kilflynn area and beyond were deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Hannah May LEEN, (née Lyne) of Station Road, Ardfert, at Kerry General Hospital on Wednesday, 28th September. We offer our sincere sympathies to her husband, Donal, to her Sons, Edward, Gerard, Danny, Thomas, Michael, John Paul and Joseph, to her daughters, Siobhan and Catherine, grandchildren, brother, sisters, son-in-law, daughters-in-law, uncle, aunts, nephews, nieces, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, relatives and many friends. May she rest in peace.

The Society took part along with 7 other societies in the annual North Kerry Inter –Society competition in Killorglin last Saturday . Each society was represented by a 10 person team and Abbeydorney finished a very creditable third just missing out on second place by 1 shot. Well done to all who played.
The society’s next outing is to Newcastle West Golf Club, Ardagh on Sat 15th Oct with the tee reserved from 11:30am to 12:45 pm

Phil Morris defeated Richard Parkinson , in the weekly darts singles tournament final in Parkers lounge bar, Kilflynn on Saturday night 24th September. And J.P Twomey and Paddy Weir defeated Declan Falvey and Stephen Twomey in the weekly darts doubles tournament final on Saturday night 1st October in Parkers snug. The next darts doubles tournament takes place on Saturday 8th October at 10.30 p.m.

Society members will travel to Dooks on this Saturday to play for the President’s Prize . All members should make a special effort to play for Tom Lynch’s prize on this fine course . This will be a Singles Stableford competition and the first tee will be reserved from 10.00 – 11.30 . The presentation of prizes for this outing and the recent outing at Ardagh will take place on November 5th at The Railway Bar, Lixnaw.

Castlemaine vintage day, dog show (dog fancy dress) and live duck racing and lots more on Sunday 9th oct from 12-5pm in Community Sportsfield. An enjoyable day out for all the family. Inquiries 085- 8106440.

Dancing from 9.00 p.m every Monday nights in St. Columbas Centre, Kilflynn. Plenty of fun and exercise guaranteed. All welcome.

On Wednesday 5th October, Mass will be celebrated at 10.00 a.m. Mass will be celebrated on Friday night 7th October at 7.00 p.m. for first Friday, Mass will be celebrated at 6.30 p.m. on Saturday 15th October for Denis Lynch, Clounafineela, Kilflynn and on Sunday morning 9th October at 10.00 a.m. Exposition of The Blessed Sacrament:-Kilflynn: Monday 6.00 p.m. – 9.00p.m. Eucharistic Ministers: Vigil, Saturday: Margaret Browne, Sunday morning: Jerome O‘Sullivan. Readers: Vigil, Maureen Culhane, Sunday Morning: Paul O’Donoghue. To book masses, baptisms etc please phone 066 7135146.

Irish Pilgrim Trust Gate collection amounted to €620. Thanks to all who contributed and those who collected.

‘Pilgrim Hill’ will Premiere at the Tintean Theatre Ballybunion on Friday October 14th at 8pm. It highlights the life of a bachelor Farmer and his struggles in rural Ireland. This is Gerard Barretts first full length film following the success of ‘The Valley of Knockanure’. The film was shot on location in Brosna, Ballylongford and Athea. All welcome. €10.