Club News

November 7, 2018

The four numbers picked out of the drum by Independent Observer, Jack Twomey, Crotta Cross for the Crotta hurling weekly Lotto Jackpot of €14,100 on Monday night, 20th December in Parker‘s Pub, Kilflynn were: 2,6,18 and 26. 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: J.J and Kieran Fealy, Abbeydorney, Magaret Conway, Ballyrehan, Lixnaw and M and Shona O’Connor, Saleen House, C/o Foley’s Shop Lixnaw. The next draw will take place in Herbert’s bar, Kilflynn on Monday 27th December with a Jackpot of 14,200. 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 On behalf of the Crotta hurling club, I extend a big thanks to everyone who supported the lotto throughout the year. Thanks also to all the sellers and the committee for their work, it was very much appreciated. Best wishes to all for a Happy Christmas and a peaceful New Year.

There will be a Golf Scramble in Castlegregory Golf Course on Monday 27th December. Tee Time from 11.00 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. All names in plus 20 euro to Danny Caffrey or at Parker’s Pub.
Prize Giving in Parker’s Pub at 8.00 p.m sharp with Music with D.J Big Clive
All roads will lead to Kilflynn on Tuesday December 28th, for the Kilflynn Cancer Support Fund seventh annual Table Quiz in aid The Kilflynn Cancer Support Group in Parker’s Pub and Herbert’s bar, Kilflynn at 9.00 p.m. The group was founded in 2004 by Fr. Pat O’Donnell, himself a cancer survivor, and the money raised was channelled to charities he had become aware of during his illness. Since then the major fundraiser has been a monster table quiz which is held in the local pubs each Christmas. As well as being a great fundraiser the quiz has become a great social occasion for local families during the festive season with as many as fifty tables participating. This year the quiz will be held on Tuesday night, December 28th, by simulcast in Parker’s and Herbert’s Pubs.Since 2004 the quiz has raised a total of €33,253; the proceeds being divided mainly between the Chemo Therapy Unit at Tralee General Hospital and Cork University Hospital Cancer Care. Last year the money was divided between Marymount Hospice, Cork and Recovery Haven, Tralee. During the quiz additional funds have been raised by auctioning off various signed jerseys, books and sporting items. Last Christmas Brian Cody’s signed autobiography sold for €230, a signed Joe Cooney sliotar made €50 and a signed Kerry jersey made €400 and ended up in a pub in Chicago.
This year internationally renowned artist Linda Graham, who lives locally, has kindly donated one of her paintings for the group to auction. Linda trained in fine art in The Hague, Netherlands and art and design in Dublin in the 1970’s. She paints contemporary landscapes and portraits in oil, including large works and murals. Linda has also studied Art Therapy and has worked in community arts and with various marginalised groups.
Linda has works in private collections in Ireland, The United Kingdom, The Netherlands, The Vatican, The United States, Singapore and Portugal. The Office of Public Works, the breast check unit at St. Vincent’s Hospital, Interpol’s Sirene Centre at Phoenix Park and The Legal Aid Board have all acquired her work for their public collections in recent times.
She has had several residencies at the Cill Rialaig Project and her paintings can be seen at the Cill Rialaig gallery and the Origin Gallery, Dublin. Along with many group exhibitions, she has had successful solo exhibitions in Britain, Ireland and the U.S.A. Her latest four solo shows in Dublin have been extremely successful. Work can be seen on Following extensive media coverage of her work, RTÉ made a documentary on Graham’s life and work in autumn 2007. The group are thrilled to have been given this donation and as it is worth several thousand euro and wish to give the general public, companies or institutions a chance to purchase this fine piece and also help cancer charities; enquiries about the painting can be made to The night’s activities kick off at 9.00 pm sharp and your support would be greatly appreciated .Once