Club News

November 7, 2018

SCOR NA BPAISTI. Congratulations to the Crotta  Instrumental music group and Thomas Quinlan in the recitation who both won 1st place at the scor na bpaisti county finals held in The Tintean Theatre, Ballybunion  on Sunday 27th March
 The instrumental music group members were Nathan Fahey [Banjo], Emer Quinlan [concertina], Barry Mahony [bodhran], Paraic Shanahan [mandolin] and Thomas Quinlan [button accordion]. It was a memorable day for Crotta who were then awarded the Siobhan Cotter memorial perpetual trophy which is awarded to the best participating club. The children along with Crotta Scor officer Ann Mahony took great pride and delight in collecting the award. I would like to thank the parents for all their support, and the children themselves for their dedication to practise, also their music teachers Maura Walsh and T.P McNamara of Lixnaw comhaltas, their high quality teaching made the work of working with the children a pleasure. Congratulations also to our neighbouring club St. Senans who finished in 2nd place in the instrumental music, their members were Sean Galvin, Eamonn Shanahan, Padraig Enright and Mairead Brosnan. In typical GAA style both groups along with friends and family all joined together to celebrate with an evening of ceol agus craic, a memorable day and evening was had by all !
Calling all GAA people: On Friday Night 8th April, The Crotta Hurling Club will hold a Club Plan Workshop evening. It will be held in St. Theresa’s N.S at 8pm. The workshop is open to anyone in the community who has an interest in GAA and would like to participate in mapping out the next 5 years of the development of Crotta GAA.
Crotta u-12 hurlers are away to Ardfert on Friday 1st April at 6.30 p.m. and  The Crotta U14 hurlers  play Ardfert in the Div 1 County League  round 2 on Saturday evening at 6.30 p.m. Venue  T.B.C . Best of luck to the both Crotta teams.
The Final reminder that this  Thursday 31st March is the deadline for Crotta hurling club membership  renewal for current and new members . Membership is as follows: 30 for players, 30 for general members, 15 for students and O.A.P. To join this years membership contact Annette Nolan Secretary/Registrar now.
The Kerry Senior Hurling team travelled to Cusack Park in Clare on Saturday 26th March
 and lost on a score line of 6-23 to 1-18 in  Allianz NHL Division 2, Round 5. Crotta player Shane Nolan played at wing forward scoring 3 points.
Kerry play Limerick at  Kilmallock at Sunday 3rd April at 2.30 p.m. in  Allianz NHL Division 2, Round 6.
There was great demand for  Crotta hurling club weekly lottery Tickets at the weekend with everyone striving their best to win the BIG Jackpot of €15,500. The four numbers picked out of the drum by Independent Observer:  Crotta  Coiste na n-Óg Secretary and  referee Plunkett Mc Elhatton, Lixnaw were: 5,18,19 and 28 at Parker ‘s Pub, Kilflynn  on Monday 28th  March. 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:  Sheila Hannnon, Fortwilliam, Abbeydorney, Elsie O’Sullivan, Castletown, Kilflynn and Liam Howard, Leith west, Tralee and The Three Counties Irish Pub in Chicago.
The next draw will take place in Herbert’s Bar, Kilflynn on Monday 4th  April  with a Jackpot of 15,600.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
Congratulations and well done to Sarah Corkery, Darragh O Donoghue, Leah Hickey and Aoibhe Mc Kenna of St. Teresa’s National School who were winners in the INTO/EBS Handwriting competition recently. The award ceremony was held in the Carlton Hotel, Tralee on Monday 21st March. Well done also to their teachers Mary McCarthy and Mary Carroll.
You can now purchase you annual Crotta hurling club membership and a Crotta hurling club yearly lottery ticket, which entitles you to one ticket in the weekly lotto draw for 52 weeks . Membership and yearly lotto ticket can be obtained from all club officers now for only 100 euro. Closing date for this offer is Thursday 31st March.
There will be a retreat for the women of Abbeydorney  and Kilflynn on Tuesday night 12th April at 8.00p.m. in Ardfert Retreat Centre. All welcome.  
Anybody who wants to order Crotta official club hurling gear Jerseys, hoodies etc. please contact Maura O’Connell 087 9049938.
Cross Country: Congratulations once again to Muireann McKenna of Dromakee, Kilflynn who qualified for the National Finals in May, by winning the girls u-14 700m race, in great style, in Beaufort. Her brother Jeaic was very unlucky not to qualify also in the boys u-13 1200m. He was well in contention all during the race but was just pipped in the last few metres. Well done to both.
U-14 Quiz; The county final of the u-14 quiz takes pace next Friday night, April 1st in Darby O’Gills, Killarney . We wish the Abbeydorney/Kilflynn team the best of luck. The team is Muireann McKenna, Cian McCarthy, T.J. Maunsell, Jeaic McKenna, and Eva White. Our thanks to Bernie Shanahan and Mary Brassil who have been preparing and training this team over the past couple of months.
Swimming: This competition takes place on Sunday April 17th. If there are any children interested in taking part please contact Patsy (087)9864656) as soon as possible.
The Pilates classes have commence in St. Columbus Centre, Kilflynn. on Wednesday and Friday nights. 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
The launch of the Tournament took place at St Columbas Centre Kilflynn Friday  night 25th March.  Vice chairman of The Munster Council Robert Frost attended as did Michael McCarthy The Kerry Coaching & Games officer, Joe Walsh County Hurling Officer and Kerry County P.R.O Maureen O’Shea did her usual excellent job of M. C. on the night
Mike McCarthy in his address thanked the Munster Council for sponsoring this competition that has been so valuable to Kerry Minor Hurlers. He said that this tournament helped the skill level and preparation of The Minor Hurling team for various inter county Competitions. He thanked all the clubs in Kerry, the Causeway Comprehensive School and Kerry GDA’s Maurice Leahy and John Griffin for all the hard work that has gone into juvenile coaching over the past number of years. He added that the improvements can be seen in their displays on the fields over the past number of years.
Robert Frost the Vice Chairman of The Munster Council, played Minor and u21 hurling with Clare, said he was particularly delighted to be at the launch. He is friends with a lot of Clare hurlers that played with Todd Nolan on railway cup teams and he said they always speak of his skill and prowess in hurling. He said that the Nolan family kept up the long Kerry tradition of playing hurling as Todd, his father and now his nephews played the game. He commended everyone involved in Kerry Hurling for the hard work they put in to promoting the game and he wished the Todd Nolan tournament every success.
Dan McCarthy the chairman of The Crotta Club welcomed everyone to the launch on behalf of the Club and the Nolan family. He said Todd had great hurling skills and loved to extol those skills on the field of play. The Todd Nolan minor tournament was a fitting tribute to a man who gave so much to the game. He said he hoped it would continue as an annual event.
The now annual Todd Nolan Hurling Tournament will take place on Saturday 2nd April 2011. The tournament has been a great success in recent years and has proved invaluable to all squads involved in recent years. Proceedings will get underway at 11,30am in Abbeydorney and Kilmoyley. Kerrys Minor Hurlers will pit themselves against the Munster Counties U17 Hurling Squads. Kerry will be aiming to defend their title that they won in 2010 and was captained by Sean Weir of Crotta . All involved are very grateful for the support of the Munster Council GAA and all other parties who contribute to the running on the tournament.
Also at St Columbas Centre on Friday night 25th March The Lady’s Walk club presented a cup in memory of John O’Connor to the Kerry County Committee. Mike Slattery The Chairman of Lady’s Walk said that John served Lady’s Walk for 46 years. He played with the club, was Treasurer and coached teams for years. He kept the club alive in lean times and often paid the affiliation fees from his own pocket. He gave his life and energy to Lady’s Walk and the club felt that a cup in his memory will in a small way acknowledge the work he did for the GAA during his lifetime. Mike Slattery, Vincent Linnane , John Paul Leahy and other club officers present the Cup to Joe Walsh and Mike McCarthy of Kerry County Committee.
The cup will be presented to The Credit Union Division 2 Hurling league winners from 2011 onwards in memory of John.
Women on the Verge of HRT By Marie Jones. Performed by Abbeydorney Drama Group the hilarious comedy about two friends that travel to Donegal to the concert of their idol Daniel O’Donnell, The play will take place in Abbeydorney Community Hall Centre on 1st, 3rd, 6th, 8th April at 8.30pm. There they have a real heart to heart on various aspects of their lives, mainly their love lives. neither woman is handling their marriages well or the fact that they are heading towards the menopause.
The two women Vera played by Jean O’Connell and Anna played by Rose Dowling are helped by Fergal the waiter add the banshee to comfort their partners, this takes place in a beach in Donegal. A lot of Laugh and surprises takes place along the way. Also in the cast will be Mossie Leahy, Brendan OHalloran, Imelda Roche, John Breen, and Joanne Conlon.
The annual Ring of Kerry cycle will be held on Saturday 2nd July 2011 and promises to be a wonderful day out. The Irish Pilgrimage Trust would be very grateful if you would nominate us as your chosen charity for this year’s cycle. We take children with a variety of special needs to Lourdes every Easter for a weeklong holiday. To register go to Sponsorship cards. For further information, please go to our website or contact Denis McCarthy 087 2328769.
Kilflynn National School Parents Association are holding a Fun Table Quiz in Parker’s Pub And Herbert’s Bar, Kilflynn on Thursday night 21st  April at 9.30p.m. The support of the parents and local community would be appreciated
The Kerry U16’s were away to Carlow last Sunday in Round 4 of the Championships. Carlow started the better, and were 4 points to no score after ten minutes. Kerry’s Patrice Diggin from placed ball closed the gap to 2 points. Again Carlow showed their experience and their back line held out from some great pressure from Kerry. Half time Carlow 0-6 Kerry 0-2. The Kerry girls started the second half much brighter and began to gain more possession but converting this to scores proved difficult. Carlow added 1-1 in this half with it just not being Kerry’s day and it finished on a score line of Carlow 1-7 Kerry 0-2. Megan Weir, Kilflynn played  at full forward.  Its worth noting Carlow won this grade last year, and it begs the question why they didn’t move up a grade.  
Round 5 is away to Kildare next Saturday in the last of the rounds and we wish the team and management a good finish to this campaign.
Poker Classic in aid of Kerry Co. Board will be held in McElligots Bar Abbeydorney on Sunday 1st May. €1000 in prizes with a €30 entry fee. Your support would be greatly appreciated to raise much needed funds to support the development of the game in the County.
are holding the following classes during the Summer ,swim week in Ballyheigue JULY 11 -15 ,and water safety course at Meenogahane Pier ,Causeway ,JULY 18 -23
Kerry Autism Action meets at the Shannow Family Resource centre on the last Tuesday of each month from 10am to 12 noon. This group is led by Susan Dunne and all parents of children with autism are very welcome for a cup of coffee and a chat. No cost involved.
The Kerry Cancer Support are now running their Kerry to Cork Health link bus to Cork University Hospital. Those wishing to avail of this free service please contact 066 7195560, 9.30 a.m. to 2.00p.m. Monday to Friday or at