Club news

November 7, 2018

The Crotta Hurling club has recently been chosen as one of  Kerry clubs to lead the way in putting in place a strategic plan for the development of the club over the next five years.  Two policy facilitators from the Kerry County GAA Board, Maureen Clifford and Stephen O’Sullivan came and visited the club on Thursday 24th March and met members of the club and the clubs steering committee to request that we hold a workshop.
The purpose of the workshop is to give everybody their say in the future direction of the Club, over the next five years. This is a way to get everyone in the Club working in one direction,
Five Key Focus Areas for Discussion at Club Plan Workshop are as follows:
1. Coaching and Games Development (Adult and Underage) coaching, training etc.
2. Facilities and Development- Pitch maintenance / Development etc.
3. Communication/ PR and Cultural – Scor, Website, facebook etc.
4. Club Structures and Administration – attracting Volunteers, use of committees etc.
5. Finance and Fundraising – membership, fundraising etc.
The Club Plan is a practical document written by the Club outlining the main objectives for the club over the next five years. In five years time we want to be able to say that we have the best …..
To achieve our club plan a development workshop was held in St. Theresa’s National school, Kilflynn on Friday Night 8th April, to which we invite all the people of the community and a good cross-section of the club and community attended.
We had two very good facilitator in Maureen Clifford and Stephen O’Sullivan from the Kerry County GAA Board who were very helpful , Crotta Chairman, Dan McCarthy gave a brief history on the club at the start  of the workshop.
The Workshop itself last over two hours. Everyone was separated into tables of 8 and each table was asked to discuss the five different key focus areas writing down the ideas for that table. All the data from the workshop was gathered and giving to the club, the ideas and initiatives will be reviewed by the Club Steering Committee and 5 Focus Groups who were formed to complete the work in the five key areas. The Focus Groups will have a number of meetings to document the important issues raised and to have a general look at how the club could be improved
These are exciting times for our club as Crotta hurling club  are the first club in North Kerry and the first Hurling club in Kerry to have done a workshop. The Crotta Club Plan Launch  will take place in early June 2011
The Kerry Senior Hurling team play Laois at Austin Stack Park  in the Allianz NHL Division 2, Round 7 on Sunday 17th April
Parker’s Pub was the venue for the  Crotta hurling club’s weekly lottery draw with a Jackpot of €15,700. The four numbers picked out of the drum by Independent Observer:  Tadhg O’Sullivan, Milton Keynes, England were: 9,18,19 and 24 on Monday 11th April. However Once again no one came up with the correct combination of numbers and the BIG Jackpot  survived for another week. The Lucky dip prizes winner each receives €35: Colette Cronin, Keel, Lixnaw , Louise Brick, Ballyconnell Heights, Kilflynn and Lisa O’Connor, Abbeydorney. The next draw will take place in Herbert‘s Bar, Kilflynn on Monday 18th April  with a Jackpot of 15,800.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, Byrnes Gala Shop, Kilflynn, Kilflynn Post Offices, Galvins Shop, Lixnaw, 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 CONFIRMATION:
THE Sacrament of Confirmation was administered by The Bishop of Kerry Bill Murphy to Fifty six Children of the Parish on Wednesday 6th April in St. Bernard’s Church, Abbeydorney. The children were from Abbeydorney National School, Kilflynn National and Killahan National School.
The Children confirmed from St Theresa’ s  National School Kilflynn were: Dara Clark, Ashling Breen, Mark Egan, Kate McCoy, Barry Mahony, Rachel Egan, Jack Glavin, Lunasa Parkinson, Adam O’Sullivan, Megan Glavin, Aaoran  Murnane, Aisling Mahony, Ryan Ward, Kate McKenna, Dominic Nolan, Cara Quinlan, Jeaic McKenna, Edith White, David Ryan, Lilou le Prince, Chloe McElligott, Seán O’Donoghue, Jennifer Leonard, and Dylan McElligott. All the children are wished good luck in years to come and Congratulation to all the boys and girls who received the sacrament. We ask you to remember the children and their families in your prayers at this important time in their lives
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Well done to Danny Johnston, Shane ONeill, Dylan McElligott and Tiarnán Ball who all competed in the Munster Championships, which were held in Mitchelstown over the last 2 weekends. Dylan McElligott made it into the final, but unfortunately lost. Tiarnán Ball also made it into the final and won his contest to become a Munster Champion. He will now go onto Dublin in 2 weeks to compete in the Nationals.
The Denis Lynch Annual Memorial Golf Outing will take place at Killorglin Golf Club on Saturday the 4th of June.
Anybody who wants to order Crotta official club hurling gear Jerseys, hoodies etc. please contact Maura O’Connell 087 9049938.
Under 12 Boys Soccer competition was held in Mastergeeha on Sunday last. The Abbeydorney/Killflynn team acquitted themselves very well, beating Castlegregory and Duagh and drawing with Kilcummin in their group games. This meant that Abbeydorney/Kilflynn and Kilcummin were equal on points which resulted in a play-off to see who would qualify for the semi-finals on Friday. However, even though the boys played brilliantly, they eventually lost 2-0. Well done to all concerned and we are delighted that most of these boys are under-age again next year.
Girls u-12 and u-15 soccer If there are any girls who would like to take part in these
soccer competitions please let Patsy (087 9864656 or Eileen 087 2221725) know as soon as possible.
Swimming: Best of luck to all our swimmers in next Sundays’ competition. Our competitors are Muireann McKenna, Caoilionn Stafford, Jeaic McKenna, Nathan Stafford, Tadhg McKenna, and J.Twomey.
Two Big hampers will be raffled at Easter Sunday night 24th April and the proceeds will go towards Crotta Coiste na Nog funds. Tickets are available from Crotta Coiste na Nog officers or from Herberts Bar, Parker’s Pub at 2 euro each or 3 for 5 euro.
Congratulations and well done to Valerie Lynch, Tullig, Kilflynn who was a member of the North Cairns A.F.L team who captured  the 2010/2011 Australian Football League Cairns Women’s League Premiers with a 36 point win over Manunda Hawks at Cazalys Stadium on Saturday 19th March . North Cairns 7.9 (51) def Manunda Hawks 2.3 (15). A close tussle for the first half, with the margin just 9 points at half-time, but the Tigers were too strong in the second half to run out comfortable winners
THE celebrations raged long into the night at North Cairns after the Tigers claimed their first AFL Cairns Women’s League premiership in three seasons, unleashing a six-goal blitz in the final term to pull away from their opponents.
The victory was especially satisfying for Tigers player-coach Jo Butland, who was left shattered by her team’s loss to South Cairns in last season’s decider.  Former Crotta Camogie player Valerie is a Daughter of Pat and Kathleen Lynch, Tullig, Kilflynn.  Awesome win for the Club.
Our U12 teams played Causeway last Friday evening in Causeway and we had mixed fortunes. Our first team lost on a scoreline of 3-07 to 1-03 having trailed at half time by 10 points. A much better second half performance but the first half gave the coaches a lot to consider. Causeway were much the better cohesive unit and their skills were way ahead of Crotta’s. The scorers for Crotta were Darragh O’Donoghue (1-00)Adam O’Sullivan(0-02)Barry Mahony (0-01). Brian O’Connell had once again a superb match and John Quilter also played very well especially in the second half. Our second team were rewarded for a very spirited display by a 3 goal winning margin. Level at half time they put in a brilliant second half to win on the scoreline of 6-01 to 3-01. Scorer in chief here was Daniel Quirke who helped himself to five goals. Declan O’Donoghue also raised a green flag with a fine ground strike and Sean Murnane scored a point from play. Padraig Hunt, Darragh Murnane, Ryan Murphy, James Sheehan as well as our three scorers all played their part in the win
U12 second team will play Lixnaw ‘A’ team on Friday 15th April at 7pm. U12 first team will play Abbeydorney in Abbeydorney at 6.30pm on Monday April 18th. U14 team will play Lixnaw in Lixnaw on Saturday evening at 6pm.
The Pilates classes have commence in St. Columbus Centre, Kilflynn. on Wednesday and Friday nights. Classes at 7.30 p.m. to 9.00 p.m. You are still welcome to join the classes at any time or Both classes if you wish, You will need gym ball (fit ball) mat, weights for exercises. Any queries and to book a place contact Maureen on 085 7516882
On behalf of the Community we offer our sincere sympathies to the family, relatives  and friends of the late J.J O’Connor, Lissereen, Abbeydorney and Christchurch, New Zealand. May he rest in peace.
Requiem mass and funeral of J.J O’Connor, will take place on Saturday 16th April at 11.00 a.m. in St. Bernard’s Church, Abbeydorney Burial afterward in Kyrie Eleison Cemetery, Abbeydorney.  
Also sincere sympathies is extended to the family, relatives  and friends of the late James O’Brien,  Laccabeg, Abbeydorney, Kerry. May he rest in peace.
Also we offer our sincere sympathies to the family, relatives  and friends of the late  Sr. Brenda Ryan of Holy Family Convent, Newbridge, Kildare and Formerly of Ballyconnell, Kilflynn, Tralee. Burial in St. Conleth’s Cemetery, Kildare. On Thursday, April 07th
Kilflynn National School Parents Association are holding a Fun Table Quiz in Parker’s Pub And Herbert’s Bar, Kilflynn on  Holy Thursday night 21st  April at 9.00p.m. You can support by taking part in the quiz, enjoying a great night, only 5 Euro per person, Collecting answer sheets or selling tickets during the quiz or donating spot prizes. The spot prize can be handed in at the school or given to Eileen Rohan or  Margaret Savage. The support of the parents and local community would be appreciated
U14 Feile na nGael. Causeway played Cillard at home in the opening game on Sunday last in near perfect conditions. Playing with the wind Causeway capitalised and led 4-5 to 0-2 at half time. Second half Cillard came back into it and closed the gap to 6 points, however Causeway held out to win on a final score of 6-5 to 2-7. It was great to see our club President Mai returning to patrolling the sidelines to watch the next generation of players. Compliments to the field committee on having the pitch, dressing rooms and surrounding area looking so well. Return match is Easter Sunday @ 5pm in Lerrig.
U16 LIMERICK LEAGUE: St. Annes combined team played Kilmallock in Round 4 of this league last Friday evening in Kilmallock. With club U14’s on Feile duty, St. Annes fielded 12 players to Kilmallocks 13. Trailing by 8 points at half time, the girls upped their second half performance with great displays from Lorraine Hobbert, Aoife Fitzgerald, AnnMarie Leen and Patrice Diggin saw the gap narrowed to a goal as time ticked on. However Kilmallock held on to win on a scoreline of 3-7 to 2-7. Next up is Newcastlewest this Friday at 6.15pm in Newcastlewest. Training in the astro turf every Wed at 6.30pm.
Co.MINORS: The minor panel will be notified shortly of the training schedule for the upcoming Championship.
CAMOGIE REFEREES COURSE: On Thursday 28th April (during Easter break) a 3 hour green card referees course will be held in Killahan School Abbeydorney for anyone interested. Participants must be 15 or older. The course duration is from 3-6pm and enables you to ref up to U14 level. Please contact club secretary for further details.
POKER CLASSIC: On Sunday May 1st (Bank Holiday) Kerry Camogie Co.Board are hosting a poker classic in McElligots Bar Abbeydorney starting at 8.30pm sharp. With €1200 in prizemoney, and an entry fee of €30 it is hoped this will raise much needed funds for the promotion and development of the game in the County. Your support would be much appreciated. Please contact David Doyle on 087 7540852 for details on a great nights entertainment!
U12 Go Games: These will commence next week with our opening game away to Cillard. Details will be sent by text to the players.
U8 go games blitz wil be hosted by Causeway on Sat 30th April @ 11am  
are holding the following classes during the Summer ,swim week in Ballyheigue JULY 11 -15 ,and water safety course at Meenogahane Pier ,Causeway ,JULY 18 -23
The Junior committee are organizing a Talent show on Good Friday 22nd April in Abbeydorney Hall, show starts at 8pm cost €5 adult and €3 children. A great night of entertainment guaranteed so please come along and enjoy.