Club News

November 7, 2018

The Kilflynn Cancer Support Group would like to thank all those who helped with their fundraising drive during the month of December. The Kilflynn Chronicle was a big success and the group would like to thank all those that contributed articles or photos as well as the local businesses whose sponsorship made the publication possible. The Christmas quiz was again a great social occasion in the village with up to fifty teams participating. The group would like to thank all those who supported us on the night by taking part, all those who helped out and those who generously donated spot prizes for the draw and raffles. Thanks also to the bars and John McElligott for sorting out the wonderful ‘simulcast’ sound system. The painting donated by Linda Graham sold on the night for 1500 euro, and we are very grateful to Linda for donating her wonderful work of art. To date the group has forwarded a total of 8800 euro to four cancer charities. Donations of 2500 euro each were given to the following; The Oncology Unit at Cork University Hospital, Recovery Haven,Tralee and The Kerry Hospice. A sum of 1300 euro was forwarded to Kerry Cancer Support. Some small amounts are still being collected and will be distributed at a later date.

Kilflynn St. Patrick’s Day Parade meeting will be held on Thursday 24th February in St. Columbas Centre, Kilflynn at 9.00 p.m. All Musicians, Organisations, School Kids Parents are requested to attend this meeting. Due to the success of last years parade it is vital people attend and give their support and a little help in organizing events. All Ideas welcome. Please attend this meeting.

BIRTHDAY GIRL:Helena Brennan, Kilflynn (seated centre) Celebrates her 21st Birthday with family and friends in Parker’s Lounge Bar, Kilflynn on Saturday 19th February. Photo Clive Putman

The Ballyduff Rambles Golf Society 18 Hole Scramble sponsored by Green Road Deliveries and Parker’s Bar will be held on Saturday 12th March in Mahony’s point golf course, Killarney. Tee Time 1pm to 1.40 p.m Entry Fee only 50 euro. Prize giving ceremony in Parker’s Pub at 8.00 p.m. All Interested parties please contact Danny Caffrey on 087 2861340.

A Social evening for the Abbeydorney/Kilflynn Active Retired will held on Wednesday 23rd February in Abbeydorney Community Hall commencing at 1.00 p.m. A meal will be served, followed by Entertainment. Transport for anyone requiring it can be arranged. Contact Noreen at 066 7135831.

The Crotta hurling’ Coiste na nÓg would like to thank all who supported their Annual Church gate collection, on Saturday 19th and Saturday 20th February at masses in St . Mary’s Church, Kilflynn, Also thanks to all those who took up the collection.

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BIRTHDAY GIRL:Helena Brennan,Kilflynn pictured with her mother and father,Bridie and Joe and Brothers Diarmuid and Ray enjoying her 21st Birthday Celebrations in Parker’s Pub, Kilflynn on Saturday Night 19th February.

Crotta hurling club membership is now up for renewal for current members. 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.

Congratulations and well done to Kerry hurlers who captured their first brace of points In the Allianz Hurling League Div 2, with a 2-23 to 3-17 victory over Down in Fitzgerald Stadium, Killarney. At half-time, Kerry led Down 2-16 to 1-5. Kerry’s superb goals came from Aidan Boyle and John Egan. Darragh O’Connell has scored 7 points, 2 from play. Down’s goal came from a penalty converted by Gareth Johnson.
Down outscored Kerry in the second half and goals from Connor Mageean and Scott Nicholson in the last five minutes of the game did not rattle the home team. Darragh O’Connell got 10 of the Kerrry points -three from play and 7 frees. The Kerry spectators really got behind their side in Fitzgerald Stadium and appreciated this fantastic display by the Kerry Hurlers. The Crotta Hurling club was well represented by Andrew Keane at corner back and Shane Nolan at corner forward who scored two points

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

A penalty, converted by Bryan Sheehan, gave Kerry a lead they did not lose late into the second half of this game. Played in Castlebar on Sunday, 20 February both teams were level 0-5 each at half time. Great displays especially from the Kerry defence ensured the points went to the Kingdom. Final score Kerry 1-08 to 0-08.

Congratulations to Kerry hurlers Darragh O’Connell, Abbeydorney Tom Murnane Kilmoyley and Mikey Boyle Ballyduff who were presented with Christy Ring awards
on Friday 11th February 2011.

Back by popular demand next Sunday evening 27th of Feb, local favourites. The Millsiders.

A Foundation Hurling coaching course will take place on Friday February 25th in Ballyheighue at 7pm till 9pm. This will be done over three Friday evenings Feb 25th, March 4th and March 11th. The club may hold its own Foundation level course in Kilflynn in April depending on numbers. Let Annette Nolan Senior secretary or Paul O’Donoghue Coiste na nOg secretary know as soon as possible if interested.

Crotta Coiste na nOg AGM will take place on Thursday March 10th in St Columbas Centre, Kilflynn at 9.30pm. All welcome.

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

Well done to St Michaels College, Listowel on winning the First Year sheild at the recent seven a side hurling blitz. A number of Crotta underage hurlers play for the College. Congratulations to all especially to Donnacha Brosnan who captained the team and to Jerome O’Sullivan who trained them.

Friday and Saturday Beauty Specials at Unique Salon in Kilflynn Village: File and French polish only €8. And get your make up done for only €15 and add a blow dry or up style and receive the 2 for €30. Unique 066-7198821.

Congratulations and Well Done to Sean Marshall and Shane Nolan who qualified for The V.F.I National Darts Singles and Doubles Competitions in Bunker’s Bar, Killorglin on Friday night 18th February. Jason Nolan Also acquitted himself well in the Single tournament. The lads qualified at the heats of The V.F.I National Darts competition in Parker’s Pub, Kilflynn. And on Sunday 20th February, Sean and Shane captured the Doubles Darts tournament in Healy Rae’s, Kilgarvan. This was the lads fourth time winning the tournament in the last five, there never competed in last year‘s event. Simply magnificent achievement lads. For the record Shane also scored two points for the Kerry Senior hurlers with 2-23 to 3-17 victory over Down in Fitzgerald Stadium, Killarney In the Allianz Hurling League Div 2.

Congratulations and well done to Crotta hurler John O’Connor- Guitar and the other Members of 2 Day Nation, Conor Breen -Vocals, David Ryall – Guitar, Darragh Collins -Bass
Johno Donnell -Drums who are were representing Tralee and the South in the All Ireland Talent Show on Sunday night 20th February and qualify for the semi finals. Keep it going 2 Day Nation.

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

Tickets for the Crotta hurling club weekly lottery sold like hot cakes again at the weekend with everyone striving their best to win the BIG Jackpot of €15,000. The four numbers picked out of the drum by Independent Observer, Helen Eglenton, Cambridge,England were: 1,19,21 and 24 at Herbert’s Bar, Kilflynn on Monday 21st February. 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: Sarah Brick, Ballyconnell Heights, Kilflynn, Brendan Hannon, Laccamore,Kilflynn, The O’Dwyer Family, C/o Michael O’Neill, Clounafineela, Kilflynn. The next draw will take place in Parker‘s Pub, Kilflynn on Monday 28th February with a Jackpot of 15,100.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

There was no darts doubles tournament on Saturday 19th February due to large crowds who attended the Birthday parties in Parker’s Pub, The next darts doubles tournament takes place on Saturday night 26th February 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

There will be No Mass on Wednesday 16th February at 10.00 a.m. and Mass will be celebrated at 6.30 p.m. on Saturday 26th February, for Deceased members of the Walsh Family,Cappa, Kilflynn, and Mass will be celebrated on Sunday morning 27th February at 10.00 a.m. Exposition of The Blessed Sacrament:-Kilflynn: Monday 6.00 p.m. – 9.00p.m. Eucharistic Ministers: Vigil, Anne Sheehan, Morning, Mary Neenan
Readers: Vigil, Helen Condon, Morning, Joe McAuliffe.

The Kerry Stroke Support Group are holding their next meeting in St. Brendan’s Pastoral Centre, Tralee on Wednesday 23rd February at 7.30 p.m. Guest Speaker: Owen Daly, Pharmacist- Stroke and Medication issues. Admission is free. All are welcome.