Club News

November 7, 2018

Crotta will play Cauesway in the County Feile na nGael semi final on Monday 2nd May  in Ballyduff, Best of luck to boys in Green and Red. Lixnaw play Ballyheigue in the other semi final.
Quiz buffs were out in force on  Holy Thursday night 21st  April for the  St. Teresa’s National School Kilflynn Annual Table Quiz at Herbert’s Bar & Parker’s Bar Kilflynn. Sixteen teams participated with first prize going to: T.J O’Sullivan, Dan McCarthy, John Flaherty John Shanahan and John Howard, with a score of 76. A tie for 2nd  between three teams each with score of 71:  (Team 1) Mary McCarthy, Brian Chambers, Ide McCarthy and Jerome McCarthy. (Team 2) Tim O’Halloran, Patrick O’Halloran, Paddy Weir, and Lawrence Costello. (Team 3) Ann O’Keeffe, Dan O’Keeffe and Marie O’Connor
The quizmaster for the evening was Mr. Gerald Byrnes. The Parents’ Association would like to thank the contestants, volunteers and the following sponsors:
De Laval Services, Dunnes Stores,Tralee, Atlantic Oils, Ardfert, Garvey’s Supervalu, Kingdom Co-op mart, David Power, Abbeydorney, CH Chemists, Tralee, Dillane’s Shop, Carmel Quinn Accountant, Crotta, Michael and Nora Brady of Newfield Agricultural Services, Mahony’s Bookshop, Tralee, Recharge Kerry, Tom Breen, First Aid Supplies, Gala Shop, Kilflynn, Dillanes Shop, Abbeydorney, All Seasons Florist, Kilflynn, Carmel Walsh, Kilflynn, Herbert’s Bar, Kilflynn, Hygi-Care, Kilflynn/Tralee, Mc Elligott’s Sound Systems, Kilflynn/Tralee,  Parker’s Pub, Polymaths, Brendan Mahony, Butchers, Listowel,  Tom Clark, and John  Griffin, Butchers, Listowel.
The Death occurred at Our Lady of Fatima Home, Tralee on Sunday March 27 of Mary (Mai) O‘Connell (nee McCarthy) (Rae, Kilflynn, and Our Lady of Fatima Home, Tralee).her 95th year. Sincere sympathies to her sons Michael and Thomas, brothers John and Timothy, daughters-in-law Bridie and Joan, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, relatives and friends. Rest in peace. Her remains were removed from Stack’s Funeral Home, Lixnaw on Tuesday evening  to St. Mary’s Church, Kilflynn. Burial took place on Wednesday 30th March in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Kilflynn after 11 am. Mass celebrated by Ned Barrett  Kerry General Hospital, Tralee.
The esteem in which Mai and her family was held was reflected on the large numbers that attended  the funeral on both days.
Congratulations and well done to the Abbeydorney/Kilflynn  u-11 hurlers who retained their County Community games hurling title on Easter Monday in Ardfert.
GO GAMES: U8 blitz on Saturday April 30th in Causeway. Start time is 11am.
DEV BLITZ: On Monday 25th April (Easter Monday) an U14 Co. blitz in Dr.Morris Park Thurlses takes place. Bus will leave Causeway Sportsfield at 7am .
POKER CLASSIC: On Sunday May 1st (bank holiday) a poker classic to raise funds for Kerry Co.Camogie Board will take place in McElligots Bar Abbeydorney at 8.30pm. Prize money €1200 with a €30 entry fee. Your support would be very much appreciated to raise funds to promote the game in the county.
ADULT TEAM: On Thursday 28th April at the IT pitches, an adult team is being assembled for anyone over 16 with the emphasis on fun and to learn the basic skills of the game. Training starts at 7.30pm so girls dust down the hurley and helmet, come along and try it! Former Clare hurler John Brennan and current Clare captain Deirdre Murphy will be on hand to coach. Co-ordinator is Sarah Leahy so give her a call if you have any questions on 087 6266258 and see you on the 28th!
REFEREES COURSE: A green card ref’s course will take place on Thursday 28th April at 3pm in Killahan School Abbeydorney. The 3 hour course is open to all over 15 and allows the holder to referee games up to U14. There is no fee, so if you are interested please come along on the day.
AA MEETINGS –every Wednesday night from 8pm to 10pm.
AL ANON MEETINGS –Will resume Monday night 9th May from 8pm to 10pm.
YOGA- every Thursday 11:30-12:30 €6 per session after Easter
STUDY SPACE – 3rd May17th June, weekdays from 4pm-6pm €5 per week
Special Needs Music and Movement class will resume on Friday 13th May from 4.30pm – 5.30pm
Community Alert – the next meeting of the Abbeydorney/Kilflynn Community Alert will take place on Tuesday 3rd May at 6pm in Shannow FRC. All new members welcome.
Abbeydorney/Kilflynn Community Alert in operation if you spot anything out of the ordinary or have any concerns please contact Tralee Garda Station on 066 7102311.
Cloisters Residence–a meeting for all the residence in The Cloisters Estate Abbeydorney will take place on Thursday 5th May at 7.30pm in Shannow FRC.
For more information on any of the above, or if you are interested in seeing a particular course or group run in the centre. Please phone us on 066 71 98018 or pop into the centre to speak to Cathy or Claire
Our U12 ‘A’ and ‘B’ teams have had a number of outings in the past couple of weeks. Last Friday week our second team played Lixnaw in Lixnaw and came away with both points after a 3-02 to 0-03 win. Darragh Behan, Darragh O’Donoghue, Jeaic Mckenna, Dominic Nolan and Sean Murnane the hat-trick hero were outstanding in this match but the team as a whole hurled very well.Scorers as folllows: Sean Murnane(3-00)Darragh O’Donoghue(0-01)Eamon Rohan(0-01).There next game was last Friday evening away to Na Gaeil and Crotta got off to a blistering start. Darragh Behan who was outstanding throughout pointed an early free and also pointed from play before the Murnane twins raised a green flag each. Na gaeil proved to be a tough enough nut to crack for the remainder of the match but Sean Murnane eased the pressure in the second half with another (1-01) to his name. At full time it was Crotta 3-03 Na Gaeil 0-02. Crotta now top Div 3 table with one game to go against Dr Crokes.
Our U12 ‘A’ team played Abbeydorney last Monday week in Abbeydorney and after a pulsating encounter we again emerged victorious. A few players were promoted from the second team and they did not disappoint. Darragh O’Donoghue opened the scoring with a point from a difficult angle but soon afterwards a long strike from Killian Spillane(Abbeydorney) deceived the Crotta keeper and ended in the net. Barry Mahony pointed a free and then Darragh O’Donoghue collected a ball, turned and fired an unstoppable shot to the top corner of the net. Half time Crotta 1-02 Abbeydorney 1-00. John Quilter who had a great match kept Crotta in the game as he cleared his lines time and again. Barry Mahony scored a goal midway through the second but Abbeydorney replied with three points to leave the score at Crotta 2-02 Abbeydorney 1-03. Abbeydorney were exerting a lot of pressure at this point in time but a massive pointed free from his own half by Brian O’Connell kept a goal between the teams. With five mins left Donal Hunt drove a ball towards the Abbeydorney goals. It was collected by Darragh O’Donoghue and eventhough he still had enough to do, he evaded his marker and shot to the roof of the net. Final score Crotta 3-03 Abbeydorney 1-03. scorers Darragh O’Donoghue(2-01) Barry Mahony (1-01) Brian O’Connell(0-01).
Our U14 team also played last Sunday week in Lixnaw against Lixnaw in Div 1 of the County League. Even though Lixnaw are probably the strongest taem in the league the lads hurled really well and won on a scoreline of Crotta 3-09 Lixnaw 3-02. Scorers for Crotta Raymond Nolan(1-04)Jordan Conway(1-01)Colin Browne(1-00)Darragh Regan(0-02)Sean O’Donoghue (0-01) Adam O’Sullivan (0-01).
Best wishes to Damien Cashell of Stacksmountain, Kilflynn who is setting up his own Legal Practice as Cashell Solicitors on 3rd May. The practice is located at 119 Rock Street, Tralee with entrances through Radleys shop or Radleys car park. Damien can be contacted at 066 7186735 or by email at Damien will be holding two free legal clinics in Kilflynn village on Saturday 14th and 21st May, location to be confirmed in next weeks notes.
The Kerry Minor Hurling team play Clare in Austin Stack Park on Wednesday 27th April at 7.15pm. In the Munster Minor Championship. Best of luck to Crotta player Tom McElligott, Leam, Kilflynn and his Kerry team mates on Wednesday evening.
RAMBLING HOUSE in of St. Bernard’s F.C Abbeydorney:
Bring back the good ole days and get your dancing shoes on! Come along to Abbeydorney Parish hall for a great night of singing, dancing, storytelling and more. Sonny Egan is getting his Rambling house musicians and friends to help raise money for the local soccer club in Abbeydorney. A great night is promised with the man himself Sonny Egan. Admission on the night is only 10 Euro which includes Tea and sandwiches etc. So come along to the parish hall Abbeydorney on Friday May 6th at 9.00pm and bring back the good ole days!!!!
The Kerry Senior hurlers had a four point victory over Kildare, played at Newbridge on Saturday afternoon 23rd April in the Christy Ring Cup 1st Round on a final score of Kerry 1-25 to Kildare 1-21. The Crotta hurling club was well represented by Shane Nolan at wing forward on the Kerry team, Shane  had an excellent game scoring seven  points from play. Kerry led 0-12 to 0-11 at half time. Kerry have been drawn at home to Meath in the second round draw in the Christy Ring Cup. The game will be played in Austin Stack Park Tralee on Saturday next the 30th April. Time to be confirmed
The Sunday evening seisiun held in McCarthys in Finuge was a great success! A great crowd gathered to listen to the young musicians from all parts of North Kerry. Many thanks to Denise Wren and her friends who added to the great music heard on the day. We couldn’t have asked for more- a sunny evening and a gathering of musicians of all ages! Entertainment for all the family! We were also delighted to see Minister Jimmy Deenihan who dropped in to enjoy the entertainment. We hope to have many more evenings of music over the coming months! We are having a table quiz in McCarthys on Fri 6th May so see you there!
Parker‘s Pub, Kilflynn  was the venue for the  Crotta hurling club’s weekly lottery draw with a Jackpot of €15,900. The four numbers picked out of the drum by Independent Observer:  Catherine Caffrey, Crotta, Kilflynn were: 7,16,20 and 21 on Easter Monday Night 25th April. 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: Liz McCarthy, C/o Foleys Shop, Lixnaw, Delia Cronin, Irrebeg, Lixnaw and Theresa Nolan, Garrynagore, Lixnaw. The next draw will take place in Parker’s Pub, Kilflynn on Monday 2nd May  with a Jackpot of 15,000.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
The Denis Lynch Annual Memorial Golf Outing will take place at Killorglin Golf Club on Saturday the 4th of June.
Crotta Coiste na Nog Board na nog would like to thank everyone who supported the Easter  hamper draw. The Crotta Senior board for sponsored the hampers and draw tickets.
Herbert and Parker bars for displaying them, the parents and children for selling tickets and anyone who help out with draw and put hampers together also like to thank Kilflynn and Dromclough National schools for helping distribute the tickets to sellers The draw took place on Easter Sunday night 24th April in Herberts Bar and Parker’s Pub The winners of  Two Big hampers were: Paul Culhane, Crotta and Carol Fitzgerald Kilfeighney, and the  promoters prizes went to  Jamie o Sullivan (Hurley) Brian o Connell and Donal Hunt (2 sliotors each)
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Ballybunion  will host the first ever surf and turf festival on this may bank holiday weekend. Surfers from all over Ireland are expected in large numbers to attend Ballybunion’s first ever surfing festival. The event is been organised by Destination Ballybunion as part of the drive to promote the seaside town as Ireland’s leading family destinations. The new marketing group which was launched last year have come up with over 15 weekends of events and festivals for the town .
The surf and turf festival is been organised along with the Ballybunion surfing school and Mark Mulvihill. There will be cash prizes for the winners and lots of surfing gear .
There will be live music on the Men’s beach on Saturday and Sunday and a large barbecue with lost of food all for charity .The town will also get into the mood of the event with a food festival in some restaurants Failte ireland will promote a cooking demonstration in the golf hotel on Saturday 29 April at 2 pm admission is free. Also come dine with me in the cashen restaurant at 8 pm on Saturday night .
Hanrahan country kitchen will offer a surfers breakfast for 5 euro each morning .
There will be a pub quiz in the cashen on Friday night followed by the opening of the festival .Its a first event of its kind and there will be plenty to do for everyone. Face painting ,bouncing castles on the green on Saturday and sunday ,
Live music on Sunday on main street .
The event will close on Sunday night with Ireland’s leading act the Wolfe Tones live in the golf hotel at 10 pm This group are one of Ireland’s leading acts and draws huge support from all age groups .
The band will go on stage at 10 and will be followed by a 80 -90s disco to finish off a great weekend in Ballybunion. So for sun, sea and fun join us at the first surf and turf festival in Ballybunion this may bank holiday weekend ,Call 068 27111 for further information