Crotta News

November 7, 2018

Congratulations and well done to Crotta\Kerry Senior hurler, Shane Nolan, Adrian Royle and David Fitzelle of Kilmoyley and Darragh O’Connell, Abbeydorney, and their team mates on the Ireland Shinty/Hurling u-21 squad who had a 3-06 to 1-03 victory over Scotland in U21 Hurling / Shinty International Final in Ratoath G.A.A Club in Meath on Saturday 30th October. Shane playing a corner forward, scoring a point before going off injured at half time. The Kerry players represented their Clubs, County and Country very well  in the game. The Irish Squad were introduced  to the crowd at half time in the senior game between Ireland and Scotland in Croke Park on Saturday night.  
Scotland 2-16 Ireland 2-15. Tom Murnane from Kilmoyley lined out for Ireland at Croke Park on Saturday evening.
Lessons in Taekwon-do every Saturday from 4.00 p.m. to 5.00 p.m. in St Columbus Centre, Kilflynn, age from 5 years upwards, Beginners Welcome or Existing Taekwon-do Students welcome for extra training on a per class basis, Contact Mike Murphy, 5th Degree Black Belt on 087-6554691.
Lixnaw/Crotta secured the County Minor hurling shield in Lerrig last Saturday 20th October, following their six point win over Ballyheigue, 4-9 to 3-6 in a fairly entertaining final at times. The pitch in Lerrig was in great condition in spite of the heavy rainfall which fell in the few days leading up to the final. Both teams struggled early to get any kind of momentum going and it took five minutes to open the scoring which came in the form of pointed Shane Dunne free. It took another five minutes before the outstanding Brendan Brosnan equalised from a long range free. Further points from Tomas O’Keeffe and Brendan Brosnan gave Lixnaw /Crotta a 3-1 lead but two Shane Dunne points kept Ballyheigue in the hunt. Ricky Heffernan fired over a neat point to give Lixnaw /Crotta a slender lead but Ballyheigue pressed strongly and were rewarded with a good goal. Lixnaw /Crotta refused to panic and points from Brendan Brosnan ‘65 and Ricky Heffernan levelled the match 1-3 to 0-6. Lixnaw /Crotta opened a three point gap going into the break with a Ricky Heffernan goal right on the button. Ballyheigue had the better of the opening second half exchanges, their bright start helped them engineer a fortuitous goal from a Shane Dunne sixty yard free which went all the way to the Lixnaw /Crotta net. Sean Weir restored his sides lead with a point from play but Ballyheigue again quickly cancelled it out. Mid way through the half Lixnaw /Crotta were given fresh hope when Jason Wallace, following a great save from the Ballyheigue goalie, slipped in for a crucial goal. Brendan Brosnan added a point from a free before Sean Weir capitalised on his move to the full forward position with Lixnaw /Crotta third goal to open up a 3-8 to 2-4 gap. The same played stretched the advantage with a point before sub Gavin O’Connor sealed the issue for Lixnaw /Crotta with a low drive to the corner of the Ballyheigue net with his very first touch. Credit to Ballyheigue though, they fought to the very end and reduced the arrears to six points with their third goal. They went for broke from a twenty one yard free in the final minute but Cathal McCarthy in the Lixnaw /Crotta goal was equal to it bringing off a brilliant double save before clearing his lines and closing the game out in the process. Referee Tom Godley blew it all up at this stage for game, set and match. After the game Hurling Officer Joe Walshe on behalf of the Kerry County board presented the trophy to Lixnaw /Crotta captain Brendan Brosnan.
Scorers; Ricky Heffernan; 1-2. Sean Weir; 1-2. Brendan Brosnan; 0-4. Jason Wallace; 1-0. Gavin O’Connor; 1-0. Tomas O’Keeffe; 0-1.
Team; Cathal McCarthy, Tom McElligott, Liam Power, Moss McElligott, Dylan Roche, Brendan Brosnan, Tom Quille, Tomas O’Keeffe, Sean Weir, Aidan Prendiville, Tommy Allen, Kenny Walz, Ricky Heffernan, Darragh McAuliffe, Jason Wallace. Jonathan Silles, Conor O’Brien, Gary Kelliher, Gavin O’Connor and the injured Keith Silles.
Thanks in particular to Trainer Padraig Fitzmaurice who has put in alot of time, effort and energy to this Lixnaw/Crotta combination during the year. He was ably assisted by Joe McAuliffe, Tom Nolan and James Flaherty. The whole exercise was well worthwhile with both the players and team management knitting very well with success coming in three competitions, The North Kerry league, County League and County B championship.
Church gate collection will be held on Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th of November. The group meets at the centre on a regular basis and are in the process of applying for funding for personal alarms for elderly people in the community. If you are in need of an alarm, or if you know of someone in need of one, please contact the Shannow Family Resource Centre on 066 71 98018 and we will pass your details onto the Community Alert Group
Senior Hurling League Div 1 Semi Final on Sunday November  7th  at 2.00 p.m.
 Extra Time Crotta play Kilmoyley in Lixnaw. Best of luck to the lads in green and red.
Live Music next Sunday evening 7th November with Claddagh
Congratulations to Crotta underage hurlers Darragh Ryan, Adrian Mahony, Raymond Nolan and Tom McElligott (Village) who were on the Tralee CBS team who recently won the U15 Kerry Colleges title defeating Chorca Dhuibne in the final. Well done lads from everyone in Crotta Club.
Thanks to all who supported our table quiz last Friday night, 29th October in Kilflynn. All who attended said it was a very enjoyable evening and thanks to all who organised it. Sonny Egan (Chairman) was quizmaster and MC on the night and he really made the event. It was light hearted and all who attended got a laugh. Denis Mahony corrected and kept score on the evening and we thank him. Thanks to Sarah Nolan, Annette Nolan and Kathleen Quinlan who kept everything in order with the running of the quiz. Thanks to Parkers Bar and Herberts Bar for the use of their premises and for sponsoring the prizes. Well done to John Condon, John Howard and John Flaherty who came first and to Joan Hussey, Pat Hussey and Tom Breen who finished second. Thanks to Siobhan Herbert and Jerome O’ Sullivan who organised the Quiz and got raffle prizes. Thanks to John Shanahan( Vice Chairman of Senior Club) for giving the top raffle prize of two nights in the Vienna Woods Hotel in Cork. Jim Bradley won this prize. John Condon won the Primms Restaurant voucher. Adrian Mahony won the Centre piece for Christmas table donated by All Seasons Florists (Christina in Village) John Joe Conway won bottle of Whiskey courtesy of John Mahony Kitchens. Maurice Slattery won a voucher for Griffin Butchers Listowel. Thomas Quinlan won the voucher for Brendan Mahony Butchers Listowel. Thomas Breen won a bottle of Whiskey sponsored by U12 coaches. Herberts Bar sponsored 4 bottles of wine and they were won by Gerry Fuller, John Quinlan, Floyd family, Newport and Sheila O’Sullivan. Thanks to all our sponsors and please support them and to all family members who took part.
Anyone wishing to contribute to the Coiste na nOg fund can do so by giving a donation to any Coiste na nOg officer or coach.
Well done to Shane Nolan who played for Ireland on Saturday last in the International match against Scotland. Ireland won by six points.
A coaching course for anyone wishing to begin training underage players will take place this Thursday evening(Nov 4th) in Ballyheighue. This is a great opportunity to give something back to the club and do something in the community. Ring Paul O’Donoghue for details.
Kilflynn national school football team continued their quest to reach their first football final by drawing their last match against Glenderry in Mountcoal. Glenderry topped the group and Kilflynn needed to avoid defeat to play the same opposition the final. Playing with the breeze Kilflynn Led by 2-05 to 0-00 at half time. Jeaic McKenna and Darragh O’Donoghue scored the goals and Ryan Ward Darragh O’Donoghue and Barry Mahony(0-03) got the points. A second half onslaught from Glenderry ensued and they scored 3-03. However with the full time whistle imminent up popped Barry Mahony to tie the scores. All player played but Dylan McElligott was outstanding. Panel as follows Mark Egan David Ryan, Dylan McElligott, Ryan Ward (0-01) Jeaic McKenna(1-00) Sean O’Donoghue Barry Mahony(0-04) Dominic Nolan, Daniel O’Rourke, Darragh ODonoghue(1-01) Sean Murnane, Darragh Murnane, Darragh Clark and Jack Glavin
 Officers, coaches and players of Crotta Coiste na nOg wish to offer their sincere sympathy to Ann Mahony(Scor officer) Barry,Aoife and Rory Mahony and the McCarthy family, Liscullane on the death of Sonny McCarthy R.I.P. We would also like to offer our sympathy to the McKenna family, Ballinclogher and the Conway family, Lisoughter on the death of Louise McKenna R.I.P.

There is still BIG 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, Kevin Galvin, Ballyrehan, Lixnaw, for this week’s Lotto Jackpot of €13,400, on Monday night, 1st November in Herbert’s Bar, Kilflynn were: 6,8, 23 and 28. 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: Lole Roche, Irrebeg, Lixnaw, Eileen Lenihan, Leith, Abbeydorney and Mary Long, Abbeydorney. The next draw will take place in Parker‘s Pub, Kilflynn on Monday 8th November, with a Jackpot of 13,500. 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.

Congratulations to Castleisland Desmonds on winning the RTE Celebrity Bainisteóir on Friday night last. The game was played under lights in Parnell Park and the atmosphere and following for the Kerry side was equal to any Kerry team in An All Ireland Final. It was a great achievement to win this competition and biggest achievement of all was the rejuvenation of the club since the RTE series started. It was magnificent for the club and the local community who rallied behind The Desmonds all summer. The club players were great ambassadors for Kerry on prime time TV all summer and epitomised what the GAA means to every Kerry Club and local Communities.