Club news

November 7, 2018

Crotta U-21 Hurlers will play Ballyduff in County U-21 Hurling Championship Quarter final on Monday 25th October at 3.00 p.m. in Ballyduff. Best of luck to the lads in Green and Red.
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, Brendan Twomey, Crotta Cross, for this week’s Lotto Jackpot of €13,200, on Monday night, 18th  October in Herbert‘s Bar, Kilflynn were: 1,11, 12 and 23. 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: Deirdre O’Sullivan, Lixnaw, Niamh Lynch, Rae, Kilflynn, and Sile Molyneaux, Dysert, Lixnaw. The next draw will take place in Parker‘s Pub, Kilflynn on Monday 25th  October, with a Jackpot of 13,300. 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
You can now directly support Crotta Hurling club by playing our weekly Fundraising Lotto Online. Enter your lines of numbers for up to a year in one go, you need never miss a draw again! When playing online you will receive the Lotto results and club news updates by email after each draw has taken place
To play the Crotta GAA Lotto, four numbers are selected from 1 to 28. If anybody matches the four numbers selected on the night he or she wins/shares the Jackpot. There are also 3 Lucky Dip prizes of €35 drawn on the night. Tickets cost €2 each. More details on or on or from Crotta club officers.
Any person interested in submitting Stories, Pictures old and new, Songs, Poems, or anything of local interest for This years Kilflynn Chronicle magazine should contact the production team of Eileen Rohan, Margaret Savage, John O’Flaherty, Paddy Weir or Mike Parker on 087 9794541 or email Would anyone have a photograph of the Kilflynn Creamery or a photo of anyone going to the creamery.  Any business person who wants to place an advert in the Business Directory section of this years Chronicle should contact the lads now with only 20 euro. Proceeds of this years Chronicle will go to The Kilflynn Cancer Support Group.
The Crotta Coiste na nOg will hold a fun family table quiz on Friday evening October 29th in Parkers Bar and Herberts Bar Kilflynn. The event will take place during the mid term break so we hope to see a lot of families there. More details next week. A text from the club will be sent to parents in the next few days.
KERRY 1986 All Ireland B Hurling C/ship Team
The Crotta hurling club was well represented on County Hurling Final Day when the last Kerry senior team to win an All Ireland ‘B’ (today equivalent would be The Christy Ring Cup) were honoured at half time  
 It was the third time had won the All Ireland previously having won it in 1976 and 1983. Kerry played Down in the first round and after a struggle in Tralee won by 1-11 to 2-05. Derry in Tralee were Kerry’s next opponents and this was a much more comfortable win on a scoreline of Kerry 2-22 Derry 0-04. In the home semi-final Kerry met Roscommon in Portlaoise where again Kerry were emphatic winners on a scoreline of Kerry 2-23 Roscommon 0-08. Carlow were Kerry’s opponents in the home final in Thurles and a crucial Todd Nolan goal sealed a Kerry win after a cracker of a game. Final score Kerry 2-14 Carlow 1-16. The team then travelled to London to play London in the Final proper. It was a very tough match but Kerry eventually pulled away near the end to win the All Ireland on the score of Kerry 3-10 London 1-09.
Crotta were represented on the team by the following players:
James McCarthy: Captained Crotta in 1987. Captained Crotta to win U14 County Championship in 1980. Played wing back in the Final.
Paul O’Donoghue: Played at all grades from U14 to senior for Kerry. Won an All Ireland ‘B’ with London in 1990. Won 2 London Championships with Desmonds. Current Secretary and Coach with Crotta Coiste na nOg. Played at midfield in Final.
Cyril Nolan: A teak tough player but also a very skilful player who gave great service to Crotta. One of the greatest player never to win a County Championship medal. Played for Kerry for 16 years coming up against the best of hurlers. Won 3 All Ireland B’s and an All Ireland Junior medal. Played in 4 County finals for Crotta. Played centre forward in the final.
Todd Nolan (R.I.P.) Played wth Kerry from 1966 to 1986 where he won 3 All Ireland B medals. One of the Greats of Kerry hurling who could have made any County team in Ireland. Played for Munster and won a railway Cup medal in 1969 and played in 6 county finals for Crotta. Was on the winning team in 1968. Played corner forward in Final.
Gabriel McCarthy: Transferred from Bishopstown in 1986 to Crotta. Won An All Ireland U21medal with Cork. Played full forward in Final.
Jerome O’Sullivan: Played for Kilmoyley at the time but transferred to Crotta after where he gave great service. Played at all levels for Kerry and made his debut for the County senior team at 18. Captained Crotta in 1997 when they won County Senior League Div 1, North Kerry/West Limerick Championship as well as NK League. Regarded as one of the best underage hurlers Kerry produced. Currently coaches with Crotta na nOg. Played at wing back in the final.
Joe McElligott: Joe was playing wing back for London in the final. Joe played at all levels for Crotta before he emigrated and was regarded as a fine hurler who was able to strike off both sides. Played in the 1979 County Final with Crotta which was arguably the best Kerry County Final ever. Won a few County Championships with Desmonds in London.
Mike Hickey was a selector with Kerry and gave great service as both a player and selector with Crotta and Kerry. Kilflynn native Gerald Whyte: Causeway Comprehensive School and Kerry hurling Selector for many years and is a former Crotta officer and County Board Vice Chairman and Secretary.
The Abbeydorney Badminton club will resume classes on Wednesday  20th October for Juvenile beginners  and Thursday 21st Oct  for advanced Juveniles and Adults. Children from 2nd class upwards only please.  Registration night will take place on Thursday 14th  Oct at Community Hall at 9.00pm.
The Crotta\Lixnaw Minor Hurlers will play Ballyheigue in the County Minor hurling Shield Final (re fixture) in Lerrig at 12 noon on Sunday 31st October. Best of Luck to The Crotta\Lixnaw lads.  
New Pilates (Fit Ball ) Classes recommencing on Wednesday 20th October , Friday 22nd  October from 7.30 to 9.00 p.m. in St. Columbus Centre, Kilflynn. Instructor is Ruth Melvin. Cost 60 euro (i.e 1 Night per week , 6 Classes) OR 100 euro if attending both nights (12 Classes ) book is essential as places are limited. Any queries and to book a place contact Maureen on 085 7516882
A very young Crotta team took part in the Tom Healy U15 tournament in Abbeydorney last Friday evening 8th October. They played three matches and although losing all three they acquitted themselves very well. Team manager Denis Mahony and selectors Jerome O’Sullivan and Sonny Egan deserve great credit for assembling a team and participating in the tournament. Thanks to Maurice Leahy who co ordinated the tournament and the Abbeydorney Club for having everything in order as per usual. Panel was as follows: Darren Egan capt, Tommy Nicholson Tom McElligott Raymond Nolan Mike Keane Bill Keane David Behan Adrian Mahony Jordan Conway Darragh Regan Donnacha Brosnan. Well done to all players.
The  Kilflynn National School football team  played their third match in the Cumann na mBunscoil league last Thursday in Mountcoal. Playing the best football that the school has played in the past few years they won on a score line of Kilflynn NS 6-10 Kilmoyley 2-02. Powered on by the midfield of Barry Mahony and Sean O’Donoghue Kilflynn scored 4 points without reply. Dominic Nolan was very influential in the half forward line and two great passes to Darragh O’Donoghue resulted in two well taken goals by the lively corner forward. O’Donoghue then fisted a long kick by Barry Mahony to the Kilmoyley net. Darragh O’Donoghue added a fourth shortly after to take his tally to four following a neat finish. Daniel O’Rourke then added a fifth goal and the same player pointed from a difficult angle. HT  Kilflynn 5-06 Kilmoyley 0-00. The second half was more evenly contested and Kilmoyley scored 2-02. However Kilflynn scored four points through Sean O’Donoghue Barry Mahony Daniel O’Rourke and Dominic Nolan. Just before the full time whistle Sean Murnane scored a cracker of a goal following great work by Jeaic McKenna and Dylan McElligott. A great overall team performance and some outstanding  individual displays. Panel: Mark Egan David Ryan Dylan McElligott Jeaic McKenna Ryan Ward Sean O’Donoghue(0-03) Barry Mahony(0-03) Dominic Nolan(0-02) Aaron Murnane Daniel O’Rourke(1-02) Darragh O’Donoghue(4-00)Sean Murnane (1-00) Aodhan McKenna Darragh Murnane Darragh Clark. Adam O’Sullivan and Jack Glavin are still recovering from injuries
RTE’s Celebrity Bainisteoir The Final will take place on the 29th October 2010 in Parnell Park in Donnycarney, Dublin. It is a particularly exciting match for Kerry as Castleisland Desmonds is in the final this year and it would be great if all the the Kerry clubs spread the word to anyone in Dublin to come and and support the team from the Kingdom!
It is a FREE event and everyone is welcome to attend! Throw in is at 8pm and as it is a huge sporting event and with thousands of spectators expected to attend we ask that people start to arrive from 6:30pm.
For health and safety reasons we ask that people contact this email and request any number of tickets so that we can monitor crowd numbers.
In addition Bewley’s Airport Hotel (which is where the team will be staying) are also offering a supporters rate for those interested in staying overnight or making a weekend of it.