Club News

November 7, 2018

The Annual General Meeting of the Crotta Hurling Club will now 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.
Trojan Boxing Club, Kilflynn  attended their first ever tournament on Saturday 22 January  in Ennis and also a tournament in Macroom on Sunday. Well done to Robert Smith, Tiarnán Ball, Danny Johnston, Dylan McElligott and Shane ONeill. You all boxed well and did the club proud. Keep up the good work as you have the County Championships to look forward to.
The Green Road Deliveries Kilflynn Golf Scramble in Castlegregory Golf Course on Saturday 22nd January was Postponed Due To the Frozen course. This was the third time that this golf scramble was postponed due to weather conditions, on Monday 27th December,  on Saturday 15th January and again on Saturday 22nd January. A new date and for the scramble will be announced shortly.
A Special  word of thanks to the forty four golfers from Kilflynn and Ballyduff who turned up at Castlegregory Golf Course on Saturday morning last, to participated in the scramble, but was call off at last minute.
The County finals of solo and group music is on in Abbeydorney Parish Community Hall on Saturday January 29th at 6.30 p.m. We wish Keith O’Connor best of luck in solo music. Everybody welcome.
Heartiest congratulations and best wishes to Mary Kinston, daughter of the Ann and Late Neil  Kinston, Stanton, Burton on Trent and Kevin Galvin, son of Kathleen and Kevin Galvin, Ballyrehan, Lixnaw who were married in Christ Church, Linton, Derbyshire on Saturday 11th December 2010. Bestman was David Brady and groomsmen were Thomas McElligott, Patrick O’Connell and Ray Galvin. Bridesmaids were Angela Fogerty, Lisa Tomkinson, Hannah Kinston. A large crowd of family and friends attended the wedding ceremony and afterwards the wedding reception, which was held at Stanton House Farm. A great day and night, was had by all in attendance. We wish Mary and Kevin many happy years of married life together
Is a local literary initiative by Lisselton man Brendan Hegarty. It covers the GAA and North Kerry, and of course the county football teams down the years. It is a mixture of everything from light hearted localish tales to some really remarkable poetry, and it can only be recommended.
“The Kerry Ingredient” is a pure classic, using our footballers to explain what it is that makes Kerry folk so different to ‘other races of people’. There is also a version with ‘a fleck of an Gaeilge’ while “Different Kings of Kingdom” is a shorter poem on the same subject.There are significant works about Micheál O’Muireartaigh, ‘Teenage Kicks from an ass upset by Bishop Casey’, “Two Beautiful Kerrymen” (one being Páidí Ó’Sé), John B Keane, “The Heart of a Kerryman” (the repairing of Brendan Kennelly’s literary heart), Thierry Henri’s escape from Lisselton and “Trojan Horsepower” which is another classic, almost a book in itself about Mickey, Tim and Tadhg Kennelly.
The Ballydonoghue ‘Polo Grounds 3’ of Mick Finucane, Eddie Dowling and Gus Cremin are not forgotten and this coincides with their being honoured by Michael O’Muireartaigh at The Kerry Supporters Club Annual Social last Saturday night.
“Looking Lucky Crossing Winning Lines” is a truly heart capturing story of a Kerry child in Crumlin Hospital and the decisive role he plays in winning an All Ireland final for us. What happens when the team visit him on the Monday morning after the match will split your heart in two. If you don’t have access to a PC then you should definitely get someone to print this one out for you.
“Highways of Boys” is a thought provoking poem that endeavours to connect with our young drivers in a way that they might understand. It has been written with consultation from The Road Safety Authority and the A&E Surgeon you see in their TV advert. This piece actually resulted in Brendan being invited to an audience with President McAleese at The National Rehabilitation Hospital last December.
All this and much more is available, all without restriction, at and can also be found if you Google “BALLYTHEFIRESIDE”. Any feedback to
The Pilates classes have commence in St. Columbus Centre, Kilflynn. on Wednesday 12th  January and  on Friday night 14th  January. 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
Best wishes goes to Paddy O’Flaherty, Irrebeg, Lixnaw and his Greyhound Madtogoagain , who is participating in The Greyhound Pet World Oaks at the National coursing meeting on Monday January  31st to Wednesday 2nd February in Clonmel.
There is still great demand for tickets as punters strive to scoop the big Crotta Hurling Club Lotto Jackpot.
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 next draw will take place in Parker’s Pub, Kilflynn on Monday 31st  January with a Jackpot of 14,700.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 the
Sincere Sympathy is extended to the family, relatives and friends of the late Chris Gordon, Leith East, Tralee.  May he rest in peace. Also Sincere Sympathy is extended to the family, relatives and friends of the late  of Lynn O’CONNOR, (née Chawke) of Oakridge, Oakpark, Tralee,  on Tuesday, January 18. May she rest peace.
The death has occurred of  Sr. Máire  Mc Elligott (Christ King Presentation Convent, Turners Cross, Cork and Lixnaw,  on Wednesday  Jan 19, 2011, (peacefully), at Cork University Hospital, deeply mourned by her loving sister Angela Weir, Kilflynn, nephew Paddy, nieces Mai and Loreto, grand-nephews, grandnieces, relatives, The Presentation Community, and her many friends , to whom we offer our  Sincere Sympathies.
May she rest in peace. Her remains were removed on Friday evening from Christ King Presentation Convent, to Christ King Church, Turners Cross. And burial took place in South Presentation Cemetery, Douglas Street after Requiem Mass at 11.30 a.m. on Saturday 22nd January.