Club news

November 7, 2018

22nd March 2011

The official launch of the Todd Nolan Hurling tournament will take place in the St. Columbas Centre, Kilflynn on Friday night 25th March at 9.00 p.m. sharp. All are welcome to attend.
On Saturday 2nd April the Annual Todd Nolan Hurling Tournament will once again take place. This tournament has proved hugely successful in the past Three years and we are hoping the tournament in 2011 will be even better. It has proved great preparation for all minor hurling squads involved.

The Ramblers Golf Society had their first outing of the year at the Cashen Course in Ballybunion on Saturday 12th March. The competition on the day consisted of a scramble and the results are as follows; 1st – Danny Caffrey, Gerry Lenihan, Plunkett Mc Elhatton and Jerome McCarthy 2nd – Patrick O’Carroll, Vincent Linnane (Jnr) & Brian McGrath 3rd – Jimmy Slattery, Tom McGrath & Mike Leen 4th – John Mike O’Connor, Der Lawlor & Jimmy O’Sullivan The outing was sponsored by Danny Caffrey of Green
Road Deliveries and Parker’s Pub, Kilflynn. The Prize giving Ceremony was held at Parker’s Pub, Kilflynn where there was plenty of food & drink for all those present. A great night was had by all. This scramble was due to be played in Mahony’s point golf course, Killarney, but was switched to the Cashen Course in Ballybunion on Saturday morning due to a waterlogged course.
This competition was postponed due to weather conditions, on Monday 27th December, on Saturday 15th January and again on Saturday 22nd January, at The Castlegregory Golf Course. So it was fourth time lucky.

The Prize winners and golfers who participated in the Golf Scramble at the Cashen Course in Ballybunion sponsored by Green Road Deliveries, Kilflynn and Parker’s Pub, Kilflynn at The Prize giving Ceremony at Parker’s Pub, on Saturday 12th March.

Kilflynn St. Patrick’s Day Parade meeting will be held on Wednesday night 23rd March at 9.15 p.m. in St. Columbas Centre, Kilflynn. All welcome to attend.

The Crotta U14 hurlers played their first match in the Div 1 County League on Sunday 20th March in Causeway and were defeated by a more eager Causeway side 6-07 to 1-07. Crotta now Ardfert in round two.

There will be a report in next weeks notes of the following:

The final date for Crotta hurling club membership renewal for current members is Thursday 31st March. New members always welcome. Membership is as follows: 30 for players, 30 for general members, 15 for students and O.A.P. To join this years membership contact Annette Nolan Secretary/Registrar now.

Kerry Hurlers travel to Cusack Park, Ennis on Saturday 26th March to play Clare in Allianz NHL Division 2, Round 5 at 2.30 p.m.

BOXING CHAMPION: All Ireland Boxing Champion Niamh Ball, Kilflynn pictured at Parker’s Pub with her Family, Friends and members of Trojan Boxing Club, Kilflynn on
Sunday evening 20th March.

There was great demand for Crotta hurling club weekly lottery Tickets at the weekend with everyone striving their best to win the BIG Jackpot of €15,400. The four numbers picked out of the drum by Independent Observer: John Joe O’Sullivan, Castletown, Kilflynn were: 7,13,22 and 23 at Herbert‘s Bar, Kilflynn on Monday 21st March. 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: Declan O’Connell, Rathkenny, Abbeydorney, Nora Mc Elligott, Abbeydorney and Cathriona Walsh, Toureen, Kilflynn.. The next draw will take place in Parker‘s Pub, Kilflynn on Monday 28th March with a Jackpot of 15,500.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 lotto on line now, check out or

You can now purchase you annual Crotta hurling club membership and a Crotta hurling club yearly lottery ticket, which entitles you to one ticket in the weekly lotto draw for 52 weeks . Membership and yearly lotto ticket can be obtained from all club officers now for only 100 euro. Closing date for this offer is Thursday 31st March.

All Ireland Boxing Champion Niamh Ball, Kilflynn pictured at Parker’s Pub with Mark Corkery, Liam Kelly, Mike O’Connell, Danny Caffrey and Joe Brennan on Sunday evening 20th March.

A referees course will take place in March. Anyone interested in doing this course please contact Annette Nolan or Paul O‘Donoghue.

Anybody who wants to order Crotta official club hurling gear Jerseys, hoodies etc. please contact Maura O’Connell 087 9049938.

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

Fourteen players participated in the in weekly darts tournament in Parkers bar, Kilflynn on Saturday night 19th March, Tim O’Halloran, and Paud Twomey defeated Keith Hannafin and Denis County in the final.
The next darts doubles tournament takes place on Saturday night 26th March at 10.30 p.m. in Parkers front bar. Names MUST be in for 10.15 p.m. NO Names after this Time. First game of the Tournament must start at 10.30p.m. Sharp.

Mass will be celebrated at 6.30 p.m. on Saturday 26th March, for Francis Keane, Glenballyma, Kilflynn and Mass will be celebrated on Sunday morning 27th March at 10.00 a.m. for Debbie Lysaght (nee Hannon) U.K and Gortclohy, Kilflynn. Exposition of The Blessed Sacrament:-Kilflynn: Monday 6.00 p.m. – 9.00p.m. Eucharistic Ministers: Vigil 19th March: Eileen Hannon morning 27th March:. Noreen Leen. Readers: Vigil 26th March: Keane Family, Morning 27th March: Francis White.
Kilflynn Altar Society for March: Helen Kelly-Fuller and Marie Egan.

Emigrant Services collection amounted to 623.47. Thanks to all who contributed.

The annual Ring of Kerry cycle will be held on Saturday 2nd July 2011 and promises to be a wonderful day out. The Irish Pilgrimage Trust would be very grateful if you would nominate us as your chosen charity for this year’s cycle. We take children with a variety of special needs to Lourdes every Easter for a weeklong holiday. To register go to Sponsorship cards. For further information, please go to our website or contact Denis McCarthy 087 2328769.

Live music next sunday evening 27th of March with Loose Change
Herberts Bar Easter cup pool Tournament.
The draw for this years tournament will take place on monday night 28th of March.
it is a singles tournament. All those interested in playing should give Shane a ring on 0872890087 or 0667135116. First prize; Easter cup and €200 (pro rata).

Round 3 of the U16 Championship took place at Abbeydorney GAA pitch last Saturday in wet conditions and saw Kerry take on Wickow. Kerry started the better and by half time it was 5-6 to 0-0 in favour of the home team. Wicklow just couldnt get to grips with the crosswinds and sent a lot of posession wide, and with the Kerry girls scoring 2 further points in the second half, Wicklow got the scores they worked so hard for finishing with 1-1. Final score Kerry 5-8 Wicklow 1-1. Our thanks to Abbeydorney GAA club for the use of their facilities and to McElligots Bar for the use of their function room. . Again, a great win for the girls and hopefully this will continue at next weekends away match to Carlow. A win here is crucial to stay in the competition. Megan Weir, Kilflynn playing at full forward scored 2points for Kerry, before going off injured.

Sunday 1st May (bank holiday) in McElligots Bar Abbeydorney is the place to be for all poker players. This is to raise funds for the Camogie Co.Board with over €1000 in prizes. €30 per ticket entry fee

A Social Evening for the Abbeydorney/Kilflynn Active group will be held in the Community Hall, Abbeydorney on Wednesday 23rd March 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.

Mags Boutique will be holding a Fashion Show in Hertbert’s Bar Kilflynn on Saturday 2nd April at 7.30pm to Celebrate our 1 year Anniversary and in Aid of Rathoraigh Community Centre.A full Night of Entertainment with Food, Music, Spot Prizes, Best Dressed Lady and lots of Styles on show from Libra, NassC, Nicchi, Ella Boo, Lore, Daniella, One-O-One, Plus Many More. Admission is FREE. Everyone Welcome

The Crotta Senior hurlers were defeated by Causeway in the North Kerry hurling league on Saturday 19th March in Causeway, by 3-05 to 0-07, Crotta play Ballyduff in the next round on Saturday in Ballyduff.

Best of luck to The Crotta participants who competed in the county finals of Scor na bpaisti at Tintean Theatre Ballybunion on Sunday 27th of March. Crotta will be represented in the instrumental music by Nathan Fahey, Eimear Quinlan, Barry Mahony, Paraic Shanahan and Thomas Quinlan. Thomas will also compete in the recitation competition.

Kerry Autism Action meets at the Shannow Family Resource centre on the last Tuesday of each month from 10am to 12 noon. This group is led by Susan Dunne and all parents of children with autism are very welcome for a cup of coffee and a chat. No cost involved.

The Census takes place on Sunday, April 10th. An enumerator from the Central Statistics Office will be calling to each house in the parish over the next few weeks to deliver a census form. Please ensure that the form is completed on the night of the 10th April 2011.

The Kerry Cancer Support are now running their Kerry to Cork Health link bus to Cork University Hospital. Those wishing to avail of this free service please contact 066 7195560, 9.30 a.m. to 2.00p.m. Monday to Friday or at