Club News

November 7, 2018

There was good news for the people of Kilflynn with the allocation announcements from the NRA last week. The realignment of the road from Rae to Upper Tullig received an allocation of €1,000,000. This stretch of road has seen a number of serious accidents especially at Rae Junction so news of the funding is warmly received. A lot of hard work went into getting this funding and special mention has to go to Deputy Jimmy Dennihan, Councillor Pat McCarthy and Frank Hartnett Senior Executive Engineer at Kerry County Council.

Abbeydorney/Kilflynn Community Games would like to thank everyone who contributed to our church gate collection last weekend. Your support was greatly appreciated. Last weekend we also had our first competition of 2011. Keith O’Connor taking part in the u-14 solo music. Keith, who is just 10 yrs of age, played very well and even though lady luck didn’t shine on him Friday night, he certainly has a great future as a musician ahead of him.
Upcoming Events: If anyone is interested in participating in the following events – art, model-making, swimming, recitation, modern/dance,cross country and mixed dstance races please conact Patsy on (087) 9864656. All these events will be coming up over the next couple of months.
Soccer: This year we are hoping to enter teams in the boys u-12 (over 8), girls u-12 (over 9) and girls u-15 (over 11) outdoor soccer Competition. Age-wise for example this means that in the u-12 boys competition, the players have to be 8 years on or before 31st July and under 12 years of age on the same date to be eligible to play. If you are interested please give your name and details to Eileen 087 2221725 or Patsy 087 9864656 as soon as possible.

On Saturday 8th January ,the students of Kilflynn School of Taekwon-do could not wait for their class to finish, as the award for student of the year was being presented, by school instructor Mike Murphy 5th degree black belt, This award is presented to the student who shows through out the year the true tenants of taekwon-do. This year the
student chosen was Sean Harrington, from Causeway who has been training in the Kilflynn school for over 4 years, Sean was one of the
first students to join when the school started, and is now the Highest Grade student in the Kilflynn Taekwon-do school. Students range in age
from 5 years up to 30 years.
So make a decision now to get fitter for 2011 and come along to St Columbus centre in Kilflynn, Classes every saturday from 4.00pm To 5.15 pm or contact
Mike on 087-6554691
Student of the Year Presentation: present at the presentation of Student of the Year in the Killflynn Tae-Kwon-Do club in St Coloumbas centre, Kilflynn on Saturday last. Instructor Mike Murphy, Student of the Year Sean Harrington, Eoin Griffin, Cora Long, Eoin O’Connor, Luanasa Parkinson, Padraigh Harrington, Jamie Stack, Bobby O’Connor, William O’Connor, Peter Hincliffe & Jack Hannon

Kerry won The Munster McGrath Cup for a second successive year on Saturday 29th January in an entertaining contest at the Dr Crokes Grounds, Lewis Road, Killarney
when they overcame Clare with a score of 0-13 to 1-07. The half time score was Kerry 0-7 to Clare 0-4. Clare’s Conor O’Connor scored the only goal in the game with ten minutes to go.

Kerry will play Cork in the first round of the Allianz Football League Div1On Sun 6th. February, Venue: Austin Stacks Park, Tralee. Time: 2.30pm
Arrangements For the above game: Entry to Terrace: via John Mitchels & Horans End
Entry to Stand: via Stand Turnstiles. Season Ticket Holders: Entry via Designated Stile in Stand Area. Entry Fee: € 13 Adults – Access all areas, Concessions for OAP’s & Students
Half time entertainment will be provided by Kerry Coaching & Games “ Go Games “ Match for 10 Mins – Donal Daly. Patrons are asked to come early to avoid delays and park responsibly throughout the town of Tralee.

Sixteen darts players particpated in the in weekly darts tournament in Parkers Pub, Kilflynn on Saturday night 29th January, James Sheehan and John Leahy defeated Mike Fealy and Darren Egan. The next darts doubles tournament takes place on Saturday night 5th 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.
Newlyweds: Denise and Tom Relihan, Cappa, Kilflynn pictured in Parker’s Pub after their wedding ceremony in St. Mary’s Church,
Kilflynn on Friday 31st December 2010.

Heartiest congratulations and best wishes to Denise Shanahan, daughter of Pat and Mary Shanahan, Kilbricane, Abbeydorney and Tom Relihan, son of Mike and Eileen Reilhan, Cappa, Kilflynn who were married in St. Mary’s Church, Kilflynn on Friday 31st December 2010. Fr. Micheal O’Dochartaigh officiated at the ceremony. Bestman was Desmond O’Sullivan and groomsmen were Michael Relihan (Brother of the Groom) and Thomas O’Connor. Bridesmaids were Vicky and Kim Shanahan (Sisters of the Bride) and Stephanie Relihan, Flowergirls were Ada and Gerorgia Relihan, Tracy Shanahan, Caoilfhinn Donovan and Amy Keane. Pageboys were Darragh Keane, John Donovan and Alex Relihan. A large crowd of family and friends attended the wedding ceremony and afterwards the wedding reception, which was held at Ballyseedy Castle, Tralee. A great day and night, was had by all in attendance. We wish Denise and Tom many happy years of married life together

The Ballyheigue Life-Pack Group is holding a fund raising 41-Card Drive in the White Sands Hotel on Thursday 10th February at 9.00pm sharp – finger food and big prize money on the night. Please support this worthy cause.

The V.F.I National Darts Doubles Competition in Conjunction with Irish National Darts Organisation was held in Parker’s Pub, Kilflynn on Friday Night 28th January, Sean Marshall and Shane Nolan Defeated Paud and J.P Twomey in a exciting and entertaining final, with some Excellent darts throwing by both set of players. The double winners will now represent Parker’s in the county darts finals. Leon Dore, Jason Nolan, Sean Marshall and Shane Nolan will represented Parkers in The V.F.I National Darts Singles Competition.

The Annual General Meeting .of the society took place last Monday night . The reports from the Secretary and the Joint Treasurers alluded to 2010 having been a very good year for the society . There was favourable comment regarding the quality of the courses and the numbers that participated in each outing . The sponsors of the various outings and the bars which hosted the presentations were thanked for their continued support of the society . The outgoing Captain , Maurice Fahy and the outgoing President, Mick Fuller, spoke of having enjoyed their year in office. P. J McAuliffe will be the society Captain for 2011 , while Tom Lynch will be President and we wish them well in their respective roles . Eamonn Fitzmaurice will continue as secretary ,while Roger Hussey and Eddie Enright will be the joint treasurers, with Thomas Fitzmaurice carrying out the P.R.O. duties. The committee will consist of the above officers together with Maurice Fahy , Mick Devaney , John McAuliffe and Brendan Keane . An impressive selection of courses have been secured again this year , beginning with Ballybunion’s Cashen course on April 23rd . Committee members will be in contact with further information re the outings etc in a few weeks .

A very happy birthday wish is extended to Pádraig O’Leary, of Knocknahilla, Kilflynn who celebrated his 90th Birthday on Friday 28th. January. Pádraig enjoys good health and is an active farmer who enjoys going to marts. We wish him a Happy Birthday and continued good health.

The Annual General Meeting of the Crotta Hurling Club will be held in St. Columbas Centre, Kilflynn on Friday 11th February, proceeding will get underway at 9.00 p.m. sharp. All outgoing officers, players, mentors, supporters, and members are requested to attend, New members are welcome to attend on the night

Scor Sinsear competitions will be held shortly. Any adults over the age of 17 ‘We are looking for your talent’. The competition categories are as follows: figure dancing, solo singing, instrumental music, recitation, ballad group, quiz, Drama [comedy sketch], set dancing. Any adults who feel they would like to get involved we would be delighted to hear from you. Contact Crotta Scor officer Ann Mahony Now at 0871265641 or 0667132235.

Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday at 10.00 a.m. and Mass will be celebrated at 6.30 p.m. on Saturday 5th January, Margaret Dillon, Leith, and Mass will be celebrated on Sunday morning 6th February at 10.00 a.m. for Bridie Sheehan, Castletown, Kilflynn. Exposition of The Blessed Sacrament:-Kilflynn: Monday 6.00 p.m. – 9.00p.m. Next Friday is the first Friday of the month, Confession and Communion to the sick and housebound. Diocesan collection at all masses next week-end for Lourdes helpers.

The four numbers picked out of the drum by Independent Observer, Martin Quinlan, Ballyconnell, Kilflynn: 4,8,14 and 28. at Parker‘s Pub, Kilflynn on Monday 17th January. 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: Ellen Daly, Tullig Lower, Kilflynn, Monty Canty, Baremore, Listowel, Adrian Fahy, C/o Jim Hogan, Lixnaw.
The four numbers picked out of the drum by Independent Observer, Daniel Foley, Leith: 6,20,21 and 24. at Herbert‘s Bar, Kilflynn on Monday 24th January. 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: Laura Twomey, Leam, Kilflynn, Mundy Hayes, Glenballyma, Kilflynn, and Paddy Ferris, Ballyduff.
The quest for a Crotta Hurling Club Lotto Jackpot winner continues, The four numbers picked out of the drum by Independent Observer, Joe McElligott, Crotta Cross were: 14,23,25 and 27. at Parker‘s Pub, Kilflynn on Monday 31st January. 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: Jimmy Lawlor, Tullacrimmin, Abbeydorney, Sharon McKenna, Fear An Flainn, Kilflynn, and Sinead McDonnell, Ballyheigue. Sharon bought her lucky ticket online. The next draw will take place in Herbert‘s Bar, Kilflynn on Monday 7th February with a Jackpot of 14,800.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 lotto on line now, check out or

Following its highly successful run in Abbeydorney in December, “September ‘82” comes to Siamsa Tire Tralee on the 9th, 10th and 11th of February 2011.
Presented by The Group Theatre Tralee, this humorous and edgy play tells the story of the events of the weekend of September 19th 1982, when Kerry were attempting to win 5 All Irelands in a row.
The play is set in a pub in a small north Kerry town and has characters that include fellas scouring the county for tickets, wives none too happy that their husbands are going to the match and staying overnight, pundits trying to predict what the outcome might be, chancers trying to make a few pound from the event and blow ins that have no interest in it at all!
“The play proved very popular with audiences in Abbeydorney and I was delighted with the very positive feedback I have received since” says Ballyduff native Mike O’Halloran who wrote and produces the play. Mike says that a few of the “Men from the Golden Years” are expected to attend some of the performances in Siamsa Tire.
The cast is led by David Hobbert and Mike O’Halloran and also includes Laura Gibney, Leslie Ann Colgan, Sonia Elston, Finbar Canty and Tadhg O’Regan. The play is directed this time round by Joe O’Brien.
“September ’82” runs in Siamsa Tire Tralee from Wednesday 9th to Friday 11th February. Throw in is at 8pm nightly. Tickets are available from the Siamsa Tire Box Office at 066 7123055 or at
For further information on the play and cast, log on to