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Thurs 12th September 2019 Vol. 12 Issue 30


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Ballybunion Tidy Towns would like everyone to know that the 2019 Adjudication Report will be released in the next few weeks. We would like to thank all the residence and businesses for painting and enhancing their premises. All the floral displays around town were beautiful. Hopefully, they will go a long way to earning points this year. Also, we want the community to know that recently we have removed our Facebook page while we are undergoing a new logo design. If anyone needs to contact us, they can do so by email to our Chairman, Noel Nash, or Secretary, Pat O’Connor: nash. We appreciate all the continuing support from town residents and visitors alike. Our small group of volunteers will continue to work on everyone’s behalf, trying to help make Ballybunion a better place to live, work and visit.


Listowel branch of Kerry Hospice recently launched their upcoming coffee morning at the Listowel Arms Hotel. The Coffee morning is being hosted by the Listowel Arms Hotel on Thursday September 19th from 10am to 12.30pm. This is an ideal opportunity to unwind after Race week while at the same time supporting this worthy cause. A slideshow of the recently upgraded hospice unit in Listowel Community Hospital will be on display along with some light entertainment. We are also looking for anyone that would like to host a coffee morning in their own home or business. Please contact any committee member if interested on the following numbers 087 9865275 or 086 3934134. Please support and remember every cent raised in Kerry stays in Kerry


Calling all you competition enthusiasts… This year’s Alternate Fashion event takes place on Saturday September 14th at the Listowel Race Course on this the final day of this year’s Race meeting. The best upcycled/recycled or authentic vintage outfit (male or female) must include a headpiece. The outfit should be an original item of any material and the more imaginable the better. This is another way of reusing items, which we may previously have discarded This event was the brainchild of the Listowel Tidy Towns Group in order to highlight the potential of Waste Management and is run in conjunction with An Taisce and the kind permission of the Listowel Race Company. Such was its success the competition is now in its 7th year.  Ten entrants are guaranteed to be going home with something as 5 male and 5 female are shortlisted as potential  winners. Each winner will receive €300. Each 1st runner up will receive a Clarins Hamper worth €100. The remaining runners up will receive a “Goodie bag”. All prizes are sponsored by local businesses to whom we are most grateful. This year Tidy Towns are encouraging all you gentlemen, young and not so young to get involved in this funfilled entertaining event.  The event this year will be judged by vintage lover & model Pat Walker and assisted by Susan Vickers of An Taisce. I’m sure they’ll have no easy task as they view the many outfits created from bits & pieces recovered from the back of grannies/grandpas wardrobe or the old trunk in the attic. There will also be individual prizes for: a) The best/most creative hat. b) The oldest outfit or accessory worn on the day. c) The most interesting background story on the outfit worn on the day. On behalf of the Listowel Tidy Towns group Jackie (PRO) would like to thank everyone for supporting this Tidy Towns initiative and encourage as many as possible to partake in the event.  Ladies and  Gents, don’t be shy, you are guaranteed a most enjoyable afternoon.  Keep Listowel Tidy!

Ard Churam Choir to Perform for Culture Night

Ard Churam Community Choir, along with their Musical Director Mary Culloty O’Sullivan are delighted to be part of Culture Night 2019. They will be performing a recital of song and poetry in St. Mary’s Church, Listowel on Friday 20th September at 8.30pm. Piano Accompaniment: Mr. Kieran Finnegan. Admission is free. Their E.P. “Together in Song” will be on sale after the performance at €10. All Welcome!

Junior infants at Lisselton NS with new Principal Conor Reidy last week

Ballydonoghue CCÉ U12 All Ireland Set Dancing Champions visit Listowel Convent Primary School with their trophy that they won at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann in Drogheda recently


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RECENT DEATHS Mary Melvin nee Connolly, Ashfield. Margaret Keane nee Quinlan, Dublin late of Coolnaleen. Chris Dee, Greenville.

in Croke Park on Sunday, and in so doing winning their first title. Well done to local girls Julianne O’Keeffe, Jackie Horgan and Aoife Behan.

LIXNAW GAA North Kerry Senior Hurling Championship: The Rhyno Feeds North Kerry Senior Hurling Championship for 2019 got under way on Friday evening. Lixnaw travelled to Abbeydorney for their first round game and came away with a victory over the locals by 2-23 to 1-13.

Sympathy: The sympathy of all club members is extended to the O’Connell family, Ballyhennessy, on the recent death of Jo Griffin, nee O’Connell, Corbally, Limerick and late of Ballyhennessy. May she rest in peace.

ANNIVERSARY REMEMBERANCE Eileen McGrath, Convent Street. Philomena O Connor, Market Street. OLD OR BROKEN MOBILE PHONES WANTED FOR NANO NAGLE SCHOOL Especially smart phones. Please leave at the Parish Office or call Frank on 087 2536120 LISTOWEL BAZAAR APPEAL We are asking past winners to recycle their hamper baskets through us. Also anyone else who would have baskets we could use we would be most grateful for them. Please contact Bill Moloney 068 22131 ARD CHÚRAM DAY CARE CENTRE LISTOWEL Is operating a post stroke day service with Physio and Nursing supports on Monday’s. This is a 8 to 12 week course which includes physiotherapy programme, nursing support, physical and mental stimulation programme. Morning tea and mid day meal provided. Cost €10.00. For further information please contact Louise Harnett (Nurse Co-Ordinator) on 068 22986. GROW COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH MOVEMENT IN IRELAND Meet on Wednesdays at 8pm in the Seanchaí Centre, Listowel. This programme is open to all and is free of charge. No introductions needed. Just come along. For more information, contact Jerry,  086 0271990. CLUB ÓG-ÓGRAS LIOS TUATHAIL Club Óg-Ógras meets at Listowel Community Centre on Monday between 5 & 6 to enable those aged 7-12 to practise their Irish in a fun environment. Breis eolais/Further info on 087 2194992. KERRY WRITERS MUSEUM Are hosting Guided Walks for the town for just €5.00 every Saturday for the month of July & August at 11am. Departs from Writers Museum 068-22212. LISTOWEL JUVENILE BADMINTON CLUB NOW OPEN FOR NEW MEMBERS Come along Wednesday evenings from 6 to 7 pm to St. Michaels College Hall. Registration for new members will take place in St Michael’s College Hall on Wednesday 18th September. Hope to see you there… LISTOWEL ACTIVE RETIREMENT Meetings resume on Tuesday 17th September at 2.30pm in St. Patrick’s Hall. New members welcome. Also Bowling resumes on Friday 20th September at 12.30pm in The Community Centre, Bridge Road, Listowel.

Coiste na nOg: Well done to the under-16’s who won the County under-16 championship plate on Friday evening. In a close encounter they overcame Tralee Parnells in the final. Having been level at three points apiece at half time, Lixnaw secured a two points victory, final score 2-8 to 2-6. The man of the match award went to Darragh Conway. The under -10’s took part in the north Kerry under-10 blitz in Tralee on Saturday morning and had games against Causeway, Crotta O’Neill’s and St. Brendnan’s, winning two of their three encounters. Well done to the players and their mentors. Fixtures: County under-21 Hurling Championship, Lixnaw v Kilmoyley in Lixnaw on Friday evening Sept 13th. @ 6pm. North Kerry under-16 Hurling Championship, Lixnaw v St. Brendan’s in Lixnaw on Sund September 15th @ 12.00 noon. GAA Split the Bucket: Congratulations to Maura Walsh, Ahabeg, who followed up her recent lotto win with a €247 win in last week’s Split the Bucket draw. The draw took place at the Post Office. This week’s draw takes place at Foley’s Gala Express on Friday evening. Many thanks to all our supporters. Club Lotto: Draw September 9th. at Angler’s Rest, Finuge. Jackpot €1100. Numbers drawn 7,8,10,13. No winner. Winners of €20 each: James O’Connor, Deerpark; Sally Keane, Croughcroneen; John Horgan, Gortinare; Dan Mannix, Ahabeg; Brendan McElligott, The Bridge. Next week’s draw at JJ Walsh’s Bar. Jackpot €1200 Kerry Camogie: Congratulations to the Kerry camogie team on overcoming Limerick in the All-Ireland junior premier final

CCÉ LEAC SNÁMHA Thanks to all who came to our registration evening, great to see so many familiar faces and we welcome all our new comers and hope your time with us in Lixnaw comhatas will be happy and productive. The classes for the coming year are as follows: comhrá gaeilge Mondays 7-8pm from Sept 23rd, Set dancing Tuesdays 7-9pm with Adrian Moriarty from Sept 17th, Step dancing Wed 7.30-9.30 and Saturdays 11.30-3pm, singing wednesdays 7-8pm and lilting Wed 8-8.30 from Oct 2nd with Donal Tydings, sean nós dancing Fridays 5-6.30 with Katie and Ranóg, traditional music Thursdays whistle 6-7.30pm and accordion 7.30-8.30 with TP McNamara from Sept 19th and all instruments and group classes Saturdays from 1pm,from Sept 21st. Adult music classes every second week from Monday Oct 7th 8.30-10pm with TP. Places still available in most classes, details from our secretary Anne on 087 6979334. Registered children will be notified of exact times where necessary via text. For up to date news it’s www., kerryccé facebook page and tweet@kerrycomhaltas. Slán tamall. YOGA CLASSES LISTOWEL ARMS Classes starting Tues 17th & Thurs 19th Sept - 6.30pm-8pm: Gentle & 8.30pm-10pm: Continuation. Fri Morning 20th Sept - 10am-11.30am: Gentle Yoga. To book call Michael on 087 2700518 DANCE CLASSES FOR ADULTS Waltzing, Jiving, Quicksteps and Social Dancing. Beginners 7-8pm and advanced 8-9.30pm. Starting Monday 23rd of September. Venue: Listowel Emmets GAA Clubhouse. For more info contact 087 2817972

LISTOWEL LIBRARY Will hold a Free climate Change Workshop for Children aged 8-12 on Saturday 28th September from 10-11 AM. It will involve a ‘make and do’ segment and all maters relating climate change will be up for discussion. Places are limited and advance booking is necessary. Call 068-23044 to secure your place DANCE CLASSES FOR ADULTS Waltzing, Jiving, Quicksteps and Social Dancing. Beginners 7-8pm and advanced 8-9.30pm. Starting Monday 23rd of September. Venue: Listowel Emmets GAA Clubhouse. For more info contact 087 2817972 LISTOWEL FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE In collaboration with SHINE, Listowel FRC is hosting a seven-week course entitled: Recovery and the Family. Are you supporting someone with mental health issues? If so this course is for you. Learn how to mind yourself to continue helping them. Venue: Listowel Family Resource Centre. Course length: 7 weeks Time: 6pm - 8pm. Start date: Tuesday – 1st October 2019. No session on the 29th October due to midterm. Spaces are limited so please call or email to reserve a space.  Toni Clarke – Listowel FRC – Family Support Coordinator 068 – 23584,  Mairead Egan – SHINE – Kerry Information & Support Officer - 086 - 0411381, Learn four basic steps to recognise persons with thoughts of suicide and connect them with suicide helping resources. What is safeTALK? It is a 1 day suicide alertness programme that prepares participants to identitfy persons with thoughts of suicide and connect them to suicide first aid resources. Who should attend safeTALK? This training is suitable for everyone who wants to help prevent suicide and is prepared to become a suicide alert helper. 30th October 2019 - 10am – 1pm - Listowel Family Resource Centre To book please go to link: Limited spaces available. Listowel Family Resource Centre host UNDERSTANDING SELF-HARM 29th October 2019 10am – 5.00pm To Book - LISTOWEL LIBRARY Will hold a Free Dogs Trust Workshop on Thursday September 5th at 11am. The event is suitable for Children Aged 7-13 and all attending must be accompanied by an adult. Domhnall from the Dogs Trust and his Dog will be on hand to teach us how to Understand Dogs and build knowledge and confidence around Dogs. Free event, all welcome. YOGA CLASSES LISTOWEL ARMS Classes starting Tuesday 17th & Thursday 19th September - 6.30pm-8pm: Gentle & 8.30pm-10pm: Continuation. Friday Morning 20th Sept - 10am-11.30am: Gentle Yoga. To book call Michael on 087 2700518 or visit


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NEW E-MAIL ADDRESS; or telephone Patrick Lynch at 068 36117 before 7pm Sunday.

SPLIT THE BUCKET The draw for The Kilflynn Community Together “Split the Bucket” for August’s took place on Saturday, 7th September in Parker’s Pub, Kilflynn The winner of the August SPLIT THE BUCKET was Sandra Sheehan, Ballyconnell,Kilflynn ! Bucket total €420 - split €210 Congratulations Sandra.

DEATHS When the sad but not unexpected news came through of the passing of John Paul Collins, Dooncaha, Tarbert on Friday August 30, I recalled the words of Shakespeare’s Hamlet ‘There is a divinity that shapes our ends, rough hew them how we will’. The death of a young man who recently celebrated his 40th. birthday and bravely fought a ten weeks battle for life, leaving a wife and three young children brought home to us the fragility and uncertainty of life. John Paul when he finished school worked for the next twenty years with James Vaughan in the fitted kitchen trade. An ambitious young man he decided to go into business for himself and six years ago he leased a closed down filling station in Tarbert. Working long hours he expanded the business doing grocery, newsagency, deli and hot food. He started a fuel delivery service delivering coal, gas and briquettes to his customers. The Lotto, a car wash and self service laundry were later added. John Paul was popular with customers and staff and hopefully the business which he developed will be carried on into the future. His remains reposed at St Mary’s Funeral Home, Tarbert on Monday September 2 and large crowds of mourners came to pay their respects. There was a guard of honour representative of various community groups to escort the remains home. Requiem Mass concelebrated by Fr Bernard Healy and Fr John O’Connor took place on Tuesday September 3 and a young man named in honour of a visiting Pontiff when he was baptised 40 years was laid to rest in St Mary’s new Cemetery. Sympathy of the community is extended to his wife Francine, sons Evan, Ryan and daughter Paige. Sympathy to his parents John and Breda, brother Michael, sister Selina, father-in-law Frank Crowley, sisters-in-law Krystle, Yvette and Trish, brothers-in-law, nephews, nieces, uncles, aunts, relatives and many friends. Sympathy of the community is also extended to Liam and Vincent Purtill and the Purtill family formerly of Kilcolgan, Tarbert on the death of their sister-in-law Mary Chris Purtill (née Fitzgerald) of Castletown Conyers, Kilmallock who was interred with her late husband M.J.Purtill in Kilnaughtin, Tarbert on Monday September 2. Beannacht Dé le anamacha na marbh go léir. BOOK LAUNCH Congratulations and best wishes to Priscilla Donovan, Tieraclea who launches her book ‘Simple Gifts’, a collection of short stories, on Saturday October 5 at 8pm in the Listowel Writer’s Museum. To help the launch there will be music on the night by Amanda Mannix, Daniel O’Brien and Priscilla. Catering will be by Daroka but as the author says ‘come for the music, come for the food but mostly come for the book!’ A date for the diary. CLOTHES COLLECTION A reminder from the Shannonside Women’s Group that they are holding a clothes collection on Thursday October 17 in aid of St Mary’s Church. CIARRAÍ ABÚ Best wishes to Shane Enright and his colleagues as they face Dublin in the All Ireland Final replay next Saturday. Tá súil againn go mbeidh cluiche iontach againn aris agus go mbeidh an bua ag foireann Chiarrai ag deireadh an cluiche. Congratulations to the Kerry ladies who have set the example by winning the Junior All Ireland Camogie Final on Sunday September 8. To facilitate parishioners watching the game on TV next Saturday’s Vigil Mass will be at the earlier time of 4pm in Tarbert and 5pm in Ballylongford. CLIMATE CRISIS The Diocese of Kerry has designated the !st September to the 4th.October as the Season of Creation warning that Ireland is among the highest producers of waste in Europe. To mitigate the impact of climate change one of the measures suggested is to harvest rainwater by installing water butts and to be careful about not wasting this natural resource. A water butt has been installed on the lower level path around from the sacristy and water for use in the graveyard should be sourced here and not from the water tap. Rain water is also much better for your plants. As the average person uses 80- 100 gallons of water each day we should be aware that it is a finite resource which should not be wasted.

As always, thank you for your continued support. The next draw takes place in Herbert’s Bar, Kilflynn on Saturday 28th September Get your entries in (as many as you like) before Saturday 28th September! It could be your lucky day! We have buckets at various businesses around Kilflynn, Parkers Pub, Herbert’s Bar and Zam Zam Kebab. The concept of the draw is simple, simply place your €2 into the envelope at the venue, write your name and phone on the envelope and you could possibly ‘split the bucket!’ Funds raised will be used for projects that will benefit and improve Kilflynn. Your support is greatly appreciated. CROTTA GAA The Crotta O’Neills hurling club is waiting in anticipation for our 2019 family fundraising Night at the Dogs. This is being held on Saturday 28th September in The Kingdom Greyhound Stadium, Tralee. We are delighted to announce 1,000 EUR in Cash Prizes. If you buy a fundraising ticket, you are in with a chance to win and also obtain free entry to our fundraising night. If you are not in, you can’t win!. Entertainment will be provided on the night. There will be a bouncy castle and face painting for the kids. And there will be music for all to enjoy after the races have finished. These are exciting times for our Club. In 2016, our minors won the County Championship for the first time in the Club’s history. The Minor Team were also County Champions in 2017 and on Sunday 25th August at Austin Stack Park Tralee on County Final Day, the Crotta O’Neills Minor Team were crowned Minor County Champions for the 3rd time in 4 years. What an achievement that can forever hold its place in the history of the Club and in the hearts of the players and the extended Crotta family.

ABBEYDORNEY GOLF SOCIETY The Next outing will be held be held in Killorglin Golf Club on Saturday 14th September Tee Times 9.30am to 10.30am. This competition will be played off the yellow tees. All intended golfers please have registered with starters 10 minutes before first tee. Guests Welcome. CROTTA LOTTO RESULTS The numbers drawn out of the drum by Independent observer: Garry Ryan, Ballyconell Heights, Kilflynn in Herbert’s Bar, Kilflynn on Monday night 9th September were 3,13,18 and 28. There was No winner of €12,700 Jackpot. The following won €35 in the lucky dip draw: Danny Caffey, Crotta, Kilflynn, Louise Guiney, Waterfall, Kilflynn and Fergus O’Sullivan, Green Road, Kilflynn. The next draw will take place in Parker’s Pub, Kilflynn on Monday 16th September at 10.30p.m with a €12,800 Jackpot. Tickets are available at 2 Euro each or 3 for 5 euro from Club tickets sellers or you can also play on Thank you for your supporting the club lotto is greatly appreciated. Check out for more information. ST. MARY’S CHURCH NEWS Mass will be celebrated on Saturday 7th September at 5.00 p.m. Please note the change of the time due to the All Ireland Senior Football replay ALL IRLAND TITLES FOR KERRY CAMOGIE TEAMS Congratulations to Kerry Senior Camogie panel, All-Ireland Premier Junior Camogie Champions!! They beat Limerick by 0-11 to 0-08 in Croke Park in the Liberty Insurance Ireland Premier Junior Camogie Championship Final on Sunday 8th September. Well done to the Crotta players Jackie Horgan, Megan Weir and Aoife Behan and their team mates and their management team Congratulations to the 2 Crotta girls Roisín and Niamh Quinn who were part of the Kerry Camogie team who won the All Ireland U14 Michael Kennedy Cup today in Abbottstown on Saturday 7th September! Well done to all the Kerry girls and mentors, what a fantastic weekend for Kerry Camogie two All Ireland Titles. HURLING RESULT North Kerry Under 21 Hurling Board Championship quarter final replay played in the sportsfield, Dromakee, Kilflynn on Sunday afternoon, 8th September. Crotta 3-17 v Abbeydorney 1-06

The development of our facilities at Dromakee is now well under way, the field and training areas have been completed in previous years. This year, the Ball Wall has been completed. This fundraiser is to go towards funding the cost of the Ball Wall project. Our recent success and increasing members makes Crotta O’Neills even more determined to continue to improve our facilities for all our current and future players and members. The future is bright.

DART WINNERS The winners of the doubles darts competition in Parker’s Lounge Bar, Kilflynn on Saturday 7th September were Micheal O”Sullivan and Darragh Mulvhiill who defeated Eileen Brennan and J. P Twomey in the final. The next darts doubles tournament takes place on Saturday 14th September at 10.30p.m in Parker’s Lounge Bar. The winners will receive a leg of lamb each. All names in for 10.20p.m

The extended Crotta family will be on the roads from the 1st week in September selling tickets. Tickets cost 10.00 EUR and U-16 are free. Tickets are also available from Club Officers and usual outlets. As always, we welcome your support and we thank you.

DANCE CLASSES FOR ADULTS Waltzing, Jiving, Quicksteps and Social Dancing. Beginners 7-8pm and advanced 8-9.30pm. Starting Monday 23rd of September. Venue: Listowel Emmets GAA Clubhouse. More info 087 2817972

TARBERT GAA CLUB Weekly Lotto: There was one lucky winner of our lotto jackpot of €4,000 on Saturday 7th September. Winning numbers were 03,06,09,20. Congratulations to Noreen Nilan from Ballyvaughan, Co.Clare. Kerry Seniors - All Ireland Final Replay: Best wishes to Shane Enright and the entire Kerry Seniors panel and management as they prepare for the All Ireland Final replay against Dublin on September 13th. U14 North Kerry Championship Tarbert u14s had a comprehensive victory over Knock/Brosna in the North Kerry Championship by 5-17 to 1-08. This was a great performance by the lads who will now face Beale in the semi-final. DANCE CLASSES FOR ADULTS Waltzing, Jiving, Quicksteps and Social Dancing. Beginners 7-8pm and advanced 8-9.30pm. Starting Monday 23rd of September. Venue: Listowel Emmets GAA Clubhouse. More info 087 2817972 YOGA CLASSES LISTOWEL ARMS Classes starting Tuesday 17th & Thursday 19th September - 6.30pm-8pm: Gentle & 8.30pm10pm: Continuation. Friday Morning 20th Sept - 10am-11.30am: Gentle Yoga. To book call Michael on 087 2700518 or visit


Relaxing during the Pattern Day at Ballyheigue on Sunday were Tony Hussey with his daughter Katie and son Kalum, Seán Keane with his dog Joey and Mikey O Sullivan. Photo Moss Joe Browne

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Singing class Saturday 21st September at 1.50pm teacher Lisa Mulvihill

COMMUNITY CENTRE / BEALE GAA LOTTO The Community Centre / Beale GAA Lotto, Monday, 9th September 2019, was held in “Mikey Joe’s”. The numbers drawn were: 1, 20, 23, 28. There was no winner of the €1,750 Jackpot. The lucky dip winners are: €40 - Alex Quane, c/o The Railway €30 - Áine Lynch, Tullamore, Annual Ticket €20 - Aidan O’Neill, Lisselton, c/o The Feale 5 Free tickets: Heather Moran, c/o The Railway Next week’s draw will be held in “The Olde Attic” on Sunday, 15th September, 2019 at 9.30pm, and the Jackpot is € 1,800.

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RELISH BALLYBUNION Ballybunion Presents our Frist Food and Wellness Festival RELISH Ballybunion in conjuction with Moya on the 4th/5th/6th October. Contact Fiona 068/27777 for more information. BALLYBUNION COMMUNITY MARKET Will take place every Saturday (July-August) from 10am-1pm in Kilcooly’s Garden. Lots of great food, craft and art. Great community atmosphere with live music in a beautiful garden setting. 086 161 8869 THE PARISH FINANCE COMMITTEE Are holding are holding a fundraising draw, 20prizes have been generously donated by local businesses. Tickets are €10 each and are on sale after mass and at the parish office. Draw will take place on Sunday 29th September. MASS TIMES CHANGED Due to the All-Ireland Final Replay, Mass times for Sat. 14th Sept. are as follows: 4pm – Mass in Tarbert; 5pm – Mass in Ballylongford; 5pm – Mass in Ballybunion IRELANDS BIGGEST COFFEE MORNING FOR HOSPICE 2019 It’s this time of year again and Kerry Hospice benefits greatly from the coffee mornings around the county. If you or a friend is interested in hosting a coffee morning we will supply you with Bewleys Coffee and this year they have included Tea also. You can contact the Kerry Hospice office on 066/7119070 or any branch member of the Hospice. Remember every cup of coffee helps. SET DANCING CLASSES Set dancing Classes for beginners in Moyvane Hall every Monday night starting at 8 pm. No partner is needed. Please contact Timmy 087 945 1247 for more information. Everyone Welcome. BALLYBUNION CCE We are back after our summer break all our classes are starting up agin this is our time table for the coming year. Step dancing classes  commencing Tuesday 17th September new beginner’s 5.30pm to 6.10pm all others 6.15pm to 7pm. Teachers Annette & Sean Slemon.   Set dancing commencing  Wednesday 18th september new beginner’s 6.30pm to 7.15pm all others 7.15pm to 8pm. Teacher Adrian Moriarty. Beginner’s music   classes commencing Friday 20th September Fiddle 6.00pm Danielle O’Riordan. Accordion 6.00pm Kevin O’Neill. Tin whistle 4.30pm Danielle O’Riordan.  Flute 7.30pm Padraig Enright. Concertina 7pm Maura O’Connor. Banjo/Mandolin 5.30pm Sean Dee. Drums Saturday 21st September   beginner’s 1.30pm teacher Ian Sheehy Bodhran Saturday 21st September  beginner’s at 1pm teacher Ian sheehy Beginner’s guitar Saturday 21st at 12.noon teacher Lisa Mulvihill 


Any queries 087 9662902 We also have a culture nite on September 20th in Liston’s bar kicking off at 9 pm all welcome Culture night will take place Friday 20th September at The Thatch. Ballydonoghue/Lisselton branch will also have its All Ireland fleadh celebration night and presentations the same night. All kicking off at 9pm. Next County board meeting will take place 16th September in Duchas Theatre IT Tralee. AFTERNOON TEA DANCE Afternoon Tea Dances would like to thank the people who come out on the last Sunday of each month to support our ongoing charities. So far you have supported Sara Husky Lisselton, Little dreamers Preschool, Ard Curam day care center Listowel, The lift for Ballylongford community centre, The Towers senior citizen’s Christmas dinner, Jack O’Sullivan memorial fund, Kerry Hospice, Nano Nagle Listowel, Autism unit in Scoil Íosagán, Ballybunion youth club, Marquee for pattern day, M.S Society, St John’s Renovation funds, Hope foundation. September’s afternoon tea dance is on Sunday 29th in the Hibernian Bar, Main Street in aid of Ballybunion CCE. Music by Matt Dillion. Admission is €5 which includes refreshments. CHILDREN’S ART AND CRAFT Studio  Gallery Ballybunion on Saturday’s from11am until 1pm for young children and from 12noon until 2pm for older children. Pay as you go. Please contact Marie by phone: 0860664435. Or by email: BALLYBUNION BADMINTON Ballybunion Badminton is back! The club was huge back in the 80’s and 90’s and its back in 2019 with the new name Ballybunion Baseliners! So dust off your old racket and come and rejoin. For the summer it will take place on Weds at 8pm in Ballybunion Community Centre €5 per person. New members are always welcome. CASHEN VALE BOXING CLUB IS BACK Calling all Boys and Girls. We are back again with the first of our Taster Boxing Session’s on Saturday the 17th of August at 12 noon in Coláiste Bhréanainn (Irish College) Ballybunion. The Cashen Vale Club welcomes everyone from the age of 10 upwards. Also ‘’Keep fitters’’ and ‘’Competition boxers’’. For more details ring Maurice Falvey at: 083-0643104 JACK LYONS & JIMMY FITZGERALD TRIBUTE WEEKEND Commemorating Celebrated fiddle player Jimmy Fitzgerald & Concertina player Jack Lyons, tribute weekend on 4th to 6th October in Kilcooly’s Country House Ballybunion. More details phone 068-27112


Horan’s Healthstores are delighted to announce that they will be holding their Second Health & Wellness Fest on Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd of September at The Rose Hotel, Tralee from 10am to 5.30pm each day. Horan’s Healthstores currently have 14 health stores in the Munster region. “Having visited Health shows all over Europe, I felt it was time to bring one of these Health shows to Tralee” said Sandra Breen Regional Manager of Horan’s Healthstores. Due to the success of our inaugural Health & Wellness fest last year, we decided to hold an even bigger and better one this year. Over the 2 day event they will have key speakers, which will include renowned nutritionists Patrick Holford & Dr. Marilyn Glenville, nutritionist and author Oliver McCabe as well as other key speakers. Please note that places are limited for both Patrick & Marilyn’s talks. General ticket admission does not guarantee your place, talks will need to be booked in store prior to the event. Topics that will be discussed include: Hormones, Brain Health, Menopause, Importance of Fish Oils, Cholesterol, Nutrition for the Family, Stress, Immunity, Joint Care, Vitamin D Deficiency, Importance of Multivitamins, Probiotics, CBD and Probiotics. These are just some of our topics that will be covered over the 2 days. There will be a number of key speakers during the weekend. There will be over 50 Exhibitors in attendance where you will be able to sample healthy snacks & beverages as well as gaining valuable advice from qualified Nutritionists and Specialists who will answer any queries you may have. There willl be Health Screenings on both days which will include: BMI Testing, Cholesterol Testing(10am until 1pm), Bio-Resonance Testing, Reflexology, Skin Analysis, Eye Analysis, Omega Testing, Makeovers, Hand & Arm Massage. There will also be Tai Chi, Qi Gong & Pilates workshops during the weekend. Tickets cost €10, which are available at all Horan’s Healthstores - Customers are advised to book early to be assured of a space for both Patrick & Marilyn talks. General Admission tickets do not guarantee admission to these talks as there is an extremely limited availability. • • •

Spot Prizes over €2000 to be won over the weekend. Outdoor broadcasts with Radio Kerry each day. Face Painting for Kids.

BALLYBUNION COMMUNITY CENTRE Sports Hall: €25 per hour before 7pm, €30 per hour after 6pm & weekends. Upstairs Hall/Dance Studio: €20 per hour. Meeting Room: €10 per hour. Room of Light €20 per hour Discount available for block booking & advance payment. Please note bookings can only be made through the following details: Email: Call 068-27799 during office hours Mon-Wed10am-2pm UNISLIM BALLYBUNION Thursday Mornings from 8am to 9.30 am Weight & Go, 9am to 10am Class & Talk. Ballybunion Community Centre in the Cozy Room. BALLYBUNION NOTES If you would like to include anything in The Ballybunion Notes, please forward to email address below or just drop it into the Tourist Office by 10am on Mondays or phone 068-25555 email: ballybuniontouristoffice@

2019 NORTH KERRY CHAMPIONSHIP DRAW Getting ready for the North Kerry Football Championships draw for 2019 at McMunns Bar and Restaurant Ballybunion were L-R: Una O’Connor McMunns Ballybunion Spronsor, Jer D. O’Connor President, Mairead O’Sullivan Secretary, Johnny Stack Chairman and Greg Ryan McMunns Ballybunion Spronsor. Photo by John Stack

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LOTTO DRAW The results of the Ballyduff GAA Club weekly Lotto Draw for Monday September 2nd are as follows: The numbers drawn were 1, 5, 13 & 24. There was no winner of the €10,600 Jackpot and the following won €50 each; John Crawford, Doon Road, Ballybunion Pádraig & Paddy Hussey, Ardoughter, Ballyduff Katelyn Hussey, Ardoughter, Ballyduff

BINGO AND BLOTTO There was no winner of last Thursday night’s draw. The numbers drawn were: 4 13 19 27. Lucky Dips: €100: Dermot Fitzgerald, Glin. €50: Bridget Morris, Killarney. €20 each: Linda O’Leary, Causeway. Nora O’Mahony, Mountcollins. Ger O’Sullivan, Castleisland. Teresa Heffernan, 17 Woodgrove. Donal Enright, Enright’s Bar. FREE TICKETS: Catherine Ahern, Madigan’s Bus. Julianne Moloney, Bridge Road. Joan Twomey, Brosna. Peg Kiely, c/o Madigan’s Bus. Veronica Hennessy. MURHUR NATIONAL SCHOOL “Split the Bucket” fundraiser draw was held on Friday, Sept 6th. Maryellen O’Connor, Ballybunion won €190. Next draw will be on Friday, Sept 20th. You will find buckets in the shops. €2.00 to enter. Thank you for your support. MOYVANE GAA MINOR NORTH KERRY CHAMPIONSHIP DIVISION 2: Moyvane/Tarbert are drawn against St. Senans in the Semi-Final U21 NORTH KERRY CHAMPIONSHIP: Moyvane/Tarbert will play Asdee/Ballylongford in thee preliminary round SENIOR NORTH KERRY CHAMPIONSHIP: Moyvane have been drawn away to Ballyduff in Round 1 U14 NORTH KERRY LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP DIV1: Congratulations to team and management on beating Duagh in round 1 of the competition with a score of Moyvane 3-15 Duagh 2-14 SENIOR COUNTY LEAGUE ROUND 11: Congratulations to team and management on beating Rathmore B with a score of Moyvane 3-16 Rathmore 0-08 ROADWORKS KNOCKANURE TO AHAVOHER: Trenching and ducting works will continue from Knockanure village to Ahavoher graveyard from Monday 9th to Friday the 13th of September on a STOP and GO traffic management system. Access will be maintained for light vehicles (cars and vans). HGVs will have to follow diversion routes. Tarring and chipping will take place next Thursday the 12th and Friday the 13th from Bamburys cross to Knockanure village subject to weather. MOYVANE/TARBERT ROAD Work will start on the Moyvane/ Tarbert road trenching, ducting and passing bays under a road closure from Monday the 9th September from 8am to 7pm until Friday the 13th. Work will continue on the Piermont rd.[ L6020 ] next week under a 24 hour road closure. Works will start on the L1013 [Bog road Bog line] next week opening Joint bays and surfacing dressing. The R551 Tarbert to Ballylongford road will be fully open next week. MASSES FOR THE WEEK CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION, MOYVANE: Friday, Sept 13th for Parishioners. Saturday, Sept 14th Anniversary Mass at 4.30pm for Ned & Mary Ellen Stack, The Village & Deceased members of the Stacke family & Ned Scanlon. (Please note time change)

TV DRAW: Murt O’Sullivan, Tower Drive, Ballyduff Karina O’Connor, Meadow Lane, Ballyduff Michael Hussey, Ardfert The Lotto Draw continues on each Monday night. Please come along and support and remember “if you are not in you can’t win”. You may also play the Lotto on line at HOSPICE COFFEE MORNING Ireland’s Biggest Coffee Morning for Hospice together with Bewley’s is one of Ireland’s biggest, longest established and most loved fundraisers in Ireland and takes place on Thursday September 19th. Now in its 27th year, this annual fundraiser that takes place in cities, towns and villages all across Ireland has raised over €37,325,000! That is an incredible and life changing amount supporting specialist palliative care all across Ireland. It has enabled local hospice groups to hire more specially trained Palliative Nurses to visit people in their homes, provide high quality care on In-patient Units, and refurbish facilities as well as buying crucial equipment. Most importantly, your support by hosting a coffee morning has helped patients to live life as fully as possible with dignity, respect and comfort whilst making the most of precious time with their family and friends. Your support could help to provide vital front line services such as Homecare Palliative Nurses on the road. Every time a homecare nurse calls to the front door, families will feel the relief of knowing that their loved one is comfortable and at peace in the most familiar and restful place that they know: home, being part of family again and safe in the knowledge that specialist Palliative Nurses are managing all aspects of their care in the time ahead. Both patient and family are reassured that there is someone available to advise, help and support throughout their journey. The Coffee Morning in aid of the Kerry Hospice Foundation will be held at the Ballyduff Community Centre from 10.00am to 1.00pm and from 7.00pm to 10.00pm. Your continued support is very much appreciated and remember all monies raised in kerry stays in Kerry. RAMBLERS SOCIETY Due to the replay of the All Ireland Senior Football Championship on this Saturday September 14th the Ramblers Golf Society have made changes to their fixtures list. The outing to Adare fixed for this Saturday has been cancelled and has been rearranged for Saturday October 26th while the outing to Newcastlewest Golf Club will now take place on Saturday October 5th. CHURCH NEWS Climate Crisis: Food, Floods & Faith workshops by Kerry Diocesan Committee with Eco Leaders, Lisa Fingleton and Martha Farrell takes place on Tuesday 17th September in John Paul ll Pastoral Centre, Killarney at 8.00pm. Admission free. Parish Prayer Book: now available in the Sacristy or the Parish Office at €10 each. Only a small quantity left Mass: Please note that Mass in Causeway on this Saturday evening will be at 8.00pm. due to the All Ireland Senior Football Championship replay.

CARD DRIVE The results of the recent “41” Card Drive held at McHale’s Stretford End Bar, Causeway on Monday September 2nd are as follows: 1st & 2nd Divided – Vinnie O’Connell & Sonny O’Halloran Eoin & Mary Horgan 3rd Divided – Donie Lynch & Pat McSweeney Maurice Guerin & Peggy Carroll TABLE PRIZES: Angela O’Sullivan & Roy Dineen Eileen McCarthy & Babe Shanahan The “41” Card Drive continues on each Monday night commencing at 10.00pm sharp. Admission is €5 with prizes for 1st, 2nd & 3rd plus Table Prizes for games 14 and 15. All welcome. BALLYDUFF GAA NEWS Senior Hurling: Our senior Hurling Team had an easy win over a very much under strength Kilmoyley team in the quarter final of the North Kerry Senior Hurling Championship played at Ballyduff on Friday evening last with the final score of Ballyduff 6 – 19 Kilmoyley 1 – 12. Ballyduff Team: P.J. Gorman; Anthony O’Carroll, Paud Costello, Jason Bowler; Thomas Slattery, Mikey Boyle, Paul O’Carroll; Daniel O’Carroll, John Hussey; David Goulding, Eoin Ross, Jack Goulding; Pádraig Boyle, Aidan Boyle, Michael Hussey. SUBS: Pádraig Walsh. Johnny O’Regan, DarrenO’Connor. Ballyduff now meet St Brendans in the semi final with date & time to be confirmed. B Football: Due to an unfortunate clash of fixtures our B Football team was also in action on Friday evening, in the Barrett Cup, and with resources stretched to the limit they struggled to field a team but just about made it. However they went down to a strong Annascaul outfit on the evening. Well done to everyone who lined out and managed not to concede a walkover. Due to the unavailability of the top pitch the game had to be transferred to Coolard and many thanks to Ballydonoghue GAA for their cooperation with this fixture. Kerry Camogie: Heartiest congratulations to the Kerry Camogie Team on their historic victory in the All Ireland Junior Premier Championship on Asunday last from everyone in Ballyduff GAA Club. Bottle Bank: From Monday September 15th the gates at Ballyduff Sportsfield will close at 9.00pm and reopen at 9.00am for the winter months. This is a wonderful facility and Ballyduff GAA would like to thank all those using it for the way the area is maintained and no indiscriminate dumping there. Many thanks for your cooperation. Long may it continue. YOGA CLASSES LISTOWEL ARMS Classes starting Tuesday 17th & Thursday 19th September - 6.30pm-8pm: Gentle & 8.30pm-10pm: Continuation. Friday Morning 20th Sept - 10am-11.30am: Gentle Yoga. To book call Michael on 087 2700518 DANCE CLASSES FOR ADULTS Waltzing, Jiving, Quicksteps and Social Dancing. Beginners 7-8pm and advanced 8-9.30pm. Starting Monday 23rd of September. Venue: Listowel Emmets GAA Clubhouse. For more info contact 087 2817972

CHURCH OF CORPUS CHRISTI, KNOCKANURE: Sunday, Sept 15th for Holy Souls. MOYVANE ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS If you think you have a problem with alcohol and you want to stop, you will be welcomed at Moyvane / Knockanure “New Hope” Group of Alcoholics Anonymous. We meet in Knockanure Community Centre, School House Lane, Knockanure, at 8.30pm every Tuesday. Anonymity Assured. For details of other AA Meetings in Kerry please ring The Kerry Area AA Helpline on 087-0522911 YOGA CLASSES LISTOWEL ARMS Classes starting Tuesday 17th & Thursday 19th September 6.30pm-8pm: Gentle & 8.30pm-10pm: Continuation. Friday Morning 20th Sept - 10am-11.30am: Gentle Yoga. To book call Michael on 087 2700518 DANCE CLASSES FOR ADULTS Waltzing, Jiving, Quicksteps and Social Dancing. Beginners 7-8pm and advanced 8-9.30pm. Starting Monday 23rd of September. Venue: Listowel Emmets GAA Clubhouse. For more info contact 087 2817972


Congratulations to the Ballyduff team who defeated Ballyheigue in the North Kerry Under 15 ‘A’ Hurling Championship Final in Ardfert last Tuesday 3rd September

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BALLYLONGFORD DANCING CLASSES Social Dancing Classes are resuming for the winter commencing Friday 20th of September from 7.30 pm to 9.00 pm in Ballylongford Parish Hall. All are welcome. O’RAHILLY G.A.A. CLUB Ballylongford GAA Weekly Lotto Draw Friday August 31st. Jackpot €8500. Numbers Drawn 7, 8, 19, 25. No Winner. Lucky Dips Gerard Neville Lenamore, Joe Deegan Carrig, Bernie Mahony Pulleen. 3 Free Lotto Tickets George Mason Blanemore. Bar Prize Adrian Walsh. Friday September 6th at The Horse & Hound. Jackpot €8550. Numbers Drawn 7, 8, 21, 30. No Winner. Lucky Dips Bridget Lynch Main Street. Billy Kissane Meats Tralee, Peg Moloney Tullahinell. 3 Free Lotto Tickets Tim Finucane Rusheen. Bar Prize Anthony O’Mahony. Thank you for your Support. CHURCH NOTICES The following are the Notices for St Michael the Archangel Church for this coming week: Reader’s for Saturday 14th September: Mary Kelly. Sunday 15th September: Éabhaní Lálaí. Church & Sanctuary: Marian Moroney. Eucharistic Ministers for September: Saturday Vigil Mass 7.00pm: Thomas Curtin, Catherine Dee and Helen Walsh. Sunday 10.30am: Mary O Neill and Kathleen Kennelly. Counters for September: Breda Barden, John & Aileen Wren. Altar Servers for September: Saturday 7.00pm: Ella Flahive, & Amy Dunlea. Sunday 10.30am: Nancy Dee, Aisling & Chloe O Connor. Parish Office: The Parish Office at the Presbytery will be open on Wednesday from 9am -1pm & on Friday 9am - 1pm; Bookings for Marriages, Masses, Anniversaries, and Baptisms etc can be done during these office hours also Mass Cards etc are available. The Traditional Latin Mass: will be offered at the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Rathass, Tralee on Sunday. 29th September. at 12.30pm. More info from Latin

DUAGH DUAGH GAA LOTTO RESULTS No winner of the jackpot of €3,200 Numbers drawn 7, 8, 17, 21 €20 to: JJ O Brien Hill Road Bernie Keane Lisroe Grainne Keane Trieneragh Mike Buckley Lisroe Mary Byrnes Coolanelig 5 x 5 free to: Mary Ann Relihan c/o O Briens Maria Dillon Trieneragh Seanie Broderick Lisroe Tina Dio Knocknasna Daniel Lyons c/o O Briens. Next weeks jackpot €3,300. Sellers Prize Tom & Sadie O Connor. Next weeks draw O Briens Bar Monday night at 9.30pm

LYREACROMPANE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT WEEKLY LOTTO RESULTS 08/09/19 - Jackpot €2,600 Numbers 3 - 10 - 25 - 28 - No Winner €35 John Joe Kelliher €20 Marian Collins Free Ticket Winners Mary Brosnan Breda & Margaret Tadhg Murphy  Claire Carmody  Next week’s jackpot  €2,750 Lyreacrompane Community Development thank you for your continued support DANCE CLASSES FOR ADULTS Waltzing, Jiving, Quicksteps and Social Dancing. Beginners 7-8pm and advanced 8-9.30pm. Starting Monday 23rd of September. Venue: Listowel Emmets GAA Clubhouse. For more info contact 087 2817972

TIME CHANGE OF MASSES: Please Note that there will be a change in Mass Times for this coming Saturday evening only due to the All-Ireland Final Replay. Mass times for next Saturday 14th September are as follows: Mass in Tarbert at 4pm. Mass in Ballylongford at 5pm and Mass in Ballybunion will also be at 5pm RIVERDANCE The magic of Riverdance returns to the INEC Killarney from Wednesday 18th September until Sunday 22nd September. Enjoy the Irish dance phenomenon with its fusion of Irish and International music and dance. Local Man Patrick O’ Mahony will be performing all during the tour and he will take the lead role on 21st. The Shows commence nightly at 8:30pm and is not to be missed

Ballydonoghue CCÉ U12 All Ireland Set Dancing Champions visit Gaelscoil Lios Tuathail with their trophy that they won at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann in Drogheda recently

A GREAT DAY FOR KERRY LADIES A massive congratulations to the women players of the Kerry Junior Camogie team and to their management on winning this County’s first ever All Ireland Adult Camogie title. What an incredible achievement! We salute you Kerry’s new All Ireland Junior Camogie champions. They beat our near neighbours Limerick in the Premier Junior Championship Final by 0-11 to 0-8 in Croke Park on Sunday last. There will be huge celebrations in St Joseph’s secondary school in Ballybunion as two of the players namely team captain Niamh Leen and Michelle Costello are part of the teaching staff in the School. Congratulations and well done to all. POSTPONMENT A Note in connection with A Fundraising Video Race Night for the Collins Family Tarbert. This fundraising benefit night which was due to be held at Carmody’s Bar, Tarbert on Saturday night last 7th September was postponed as a mark of respect to the late John Paul Collins R.I.P and his family. The Fundraiser will be rescheduled at a later date. KERRY HOSPICE APPEAL Irelands Biggest Coffee Morning for Hospice 2019 is almost upon us again and again this year Kerry Hospice will benefit greatly from the coffee mornings around the county. If you or a friend is interested in hosting a coffee morning we will supply you with Bewleys Coffee and this year they have included Tea also. You can contact the Kerry Hospice office on 066/7119070 or any branch member of the Hospice. Remember every cup of coffee helps. ROAD WORKS ON R551 Works will continue all next week on the R551 Tarbert to Ballylongford Rd. There will be a traffic light system in place on the R551. The L6020 Piermount Road will be closed from Monday 9th September at 8am. This will be a 24-hour closure from 8am on Monday until 8pm on Friday 13th September. The road will be open on weekends. ESB Networks apologise for any inconvenience caused during the work and they will endeavour to minimise disruption to residents and landowners while the work is in progress. TARBERT POST OFFICE Michelle from Tarbert Post Office wishes to remind everybody that the sterling rate is exceptionally good at present, call to the Post Office for today’s commission free rate. The National Lottery games we provide are Lotto, Euromillions, Telly Bingo & Scratch Cards & we provide phone credit for Postfone, Vodafone, Lycamobile, 3Pay, Eir & calling cards. INCLUSION OF ITEMS If you wish to submit items for inclusion in the Weekly notes please note that all items must be submitted by 8pm on Sunday evening prior to publication anything later will not guarantee that such items will appear. Items for inclusion can be emailed to either or estuarytrophies or contact Numbers (068) 43938 or 087 9528919.


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▪ Rural homes and businesses in Kerry are among the first to benefit from a €300m high-speed broadband investment. ▪ Reliable 150Mbps high-speed broadband is now available to over 800,000 premises across rural Ireland. ▪ Includes 234,000 premises in areas where Imagine is the only provider. ▪ Kerry is one of the counties to benefit most, as shown on the map. People can check their coverage at or call 1800 938 999.

▪ The company has now started on phase two to deliver high-speed broadband to over 1.1 million premises by June 2020. ▪

Imagine Commercial Director: “Dedicated 5G Fixed Broadband is a game changer in the delivery of reliable high-speed broadband and this combined with the benefit of lower housing costs can have a huge impact for rural areas seeking to attract or retain numbers in local communities’.

Imagine’s coverage areas are shown in red. Eircode check available on This means that reliable high-speed broadband of 150Mbps is now available to over 800,000 homes and businesses across 31,000 rural townlands. This is welcome news for people in regional and rural areas who have been waiting for the upgrade of copper to fibre. The great news for rural dwellers is that Imagine’s network covers 234,000 homes and businesses in some of the most remote and rural areas across the country. So, where there was previously no planned commercial investment by any other operators, people can now connect to high-speed broadband this week. Homes and businesses in rural areas across the county, from Ballybunion to Killorglin and from Ballyheigue to Brosna, can now join the thousands who are now connected. This means that rural homes and businesses that were facing the prospect of having to wait years will now be among the first in the country to benefit from high-speed broadband. The company is now publishing maps on for each local area showing where service is immediately available. Announcing the completion of phase one of the rollout of its national broadband network, Imagine also confirmed that it is on schedule to extend coverage to over 1.1 million premises by June 2020. So, if people or businesses are not yet in coverage then they can register on with the Eircode of the premises needing broadband. Removing the need to bring fibre to every premise and without the need for cables and ducting, Imagine Broadband’s network can now quickly extend high-speed broadband services even in more rural areas. Speaking on the announcement, Imagine Commercial Director Brian O’Donohoe said: ‘Over the last six months Imagine has been busy rolling out a state of the art broadband network in the areas where it’s needed most. We now see people working from home being a real option in areas previously considered not viable. It was with great pleasure that we recently connected our first customers on Inis Mór (in the Aran Islands) to a better broadband service than is available in most cities.’ Consumer Awareness Campaign With the expectation that it would take years to deliver high-speed broadband in rural areas, and with phase one of the Imagine national broadband roll-out plan complete, the company is launching a country-wide awareness campaign to inform consumers of the areas where Imagine’s high-speed broadband is already available as well as additional areas that will be covered by the end of 2019. With their Eircode, homes and businesses can simply check if their premises are already covered on the company’s website, with new areas updated each month. Commenting on the campaign Brian said “With thousands of rural areas already covered the message is simple, if you thought it would take years to get high-speed broadband, check again!”

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Locals attending Ballyheigue Pattern Thresher Festival last Sat evening were Joe O Sullivan, Vincent O’Riordan, Christy O’Mahony, Tom Lawlor, Mary O Halloran & Ballybunion Bagpiper Danny Houlihan. Photo Moss Joe Browne

Committee members Declan Lynch and Mike Hickey who were busy at the Kilflynn New Coursing field last week. Photo Moss Joe Browne Congratulations to the Moyvane under 14 girls on winning the North Kerry League who played against Beale / Ballyduff last week in Clounmacon. Captain was Cathriona Leahy and trainers were John Keane, Helen Kearney, Kieran Walsh & Ian McCarthy

Ballydonoghue CCÉ U12 All Ireland Set Dancing Champions visit Lisselton School with their trophy that they won at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann in Drogheda recently

Jack Bennett, Stillorgan, born the day of the All Ireland Final and hoping with his parents Grainne from Kilflynn & David from Ballybunion to see Sam back in the Kingdom this weekend

Ballydonoghue CCÉ U12 All Ireland Set Dancing Champions visit Dromclough National school with their trophy that they won at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann in Drogheda recently

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The Annual Memorial Paddy Healy Fishing Tournament was held in Cape Cod recently and was yet again a huge success. Over 90 anglers took part on what was a really lovely day on the water. A smaller than normal number of fish were caught on all parts of Cape Cod with fishing boats going out from Sesuit, Barnstable, Wellfleet and Truro as well as a number of anglers fishing from the shore/side of the canal.

P. J. Healy kindly donated half of his prize money of $1000 to the Cancer Research Fund.

Like 2018, there were no huge fish and the heaviest was a 37 inch Striper that weighed 15 lbs. 4 ozs. This fish was caught by one of the early risers, P.J Healy son of the late Paddy Healy. P.J. was on the high seas shortly after 5am. This is P.J.s second time winning it but his last win was way back in 1999. Another brother Kieran won in 2014 while eldest brother Brendan was third in 2018. Other brothers Gus and Seán have fished most years but with no success yet.

2. 2018 Ladies winner, Kim Juliet Healy presenting 2019 ladies winner Elizabeth Lynch with her prize of $300 and the Mc Donagh Cup.

The winner of the ladies section this year was Elizabeth Lynch whose husband Mike is currently here in Listowel on a golfing trip with the Healy brothers.

5. Gus Healy, Elizabeth Lynch, Trish McCormick, Kieran Healy, PJ Healy and Con Cleary.

Winner of the Youth Section was Trish Mc Cormick a newcomer aged 5 but who comes from a family of anglers on Cape Cod. The competition was organized by the 3 Healy brothers in the US Gus, PJ and Kieran. Johnny O’Sullivan from Cork provided the entertainment at the Sons of Erin and was accompanied by John Quilter originally from Causeway. All present in the Sons were treated to a sumptuous meal provided by the Healy’s after the prize giving.

The photos show top to bottom: 1. Gus, Kieran, P.J., Michael, Michelle and Patty Healy. Michael has previously won the juniors while Patty has previously won the ladies section.

3. Kim with her 12lb 3 oz fish that, unfortunately for Kim, did not feature in the prizes. 4. P. J. Healy with his winning fish at 7.30 am.

6. P. J. Healy with his daughter Michelle and 2009 winner Tom O’Leary originally from Tralee) 7. Gus, Kieran and PJ Healy presenting a cheque for $2,400 to Eileen Mc Cann for Cancer Research.

Other Listowel natives to take part again this year were Daithí Henry-Scully (Clieveragh and more recently Boston), PJ, Gus and Kieran Healy. PJ’s son Michael and Kieran’s son Alan also took part. Seán’s daughter Kim also participated this year and while she caught several fish none were big enough to compete with the overall ladies winner. Other Listowel natives to have taken part in this fishing tournament over the years included Alan ‘Zeb’ Lawlor, Aidan O Sullivan; James, Paul and Jim Mc Carthy; Jimmy Dore, P J Shaughnessy, Jordan Lyons, James Hennessy, Gerard Mc Mahon, Tom O’Leary, Seán, Brendan, Peter and Sarah Healy


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Sympathies Listowel Emmets would like to express our deepest sympathies to the family and friends of the late Mary Melvin (nee Connolly), Ashfield, mother of Emmets players Tom and Billy. We would also like to offer our condolences to the family and friends of the late Margaret Keane (nee Quinlan). May they both Rest in Peace. Club Draw: We have recently launched our annual Club Draw worth €10,000 and tickets are now on sale from club officers. Proceeds from the draw go towards the running costs and future development of the club so your support is greatly appreciated. Tickets are only €5 per month and are payable by direct debit, annually, quarterly or monthly. No roll overs...just guaranteed winners! Please contact Brian McMahon on 086 0488065 or Brenda Pierse on 087 6763386 for more information. ABC Club welcomes all boys and girls born in 2013 & 2014 from the Listowel Parish in St. Michael’s Gym hall on every Friday at 5.30pm. Please contact Siobhan Mahony for further details 0876229900 Emmets Saturday Morning Club ; is back in action each Saturday from 10.30am to 12 noon,in Frank Sheehy Park for all under 7,8,9,10 boys and girls from the Listowel Parish. Further details available from Conor Moriarty 0878375384 or Dan Browne 087 2369812 Come Dine With Emmets 2019: The social event of the year is back! Save the Date - Saturday, November this space!! RESULTS Co. Senior League Div 3 - Rnd 11: Fossa 1-06 Emmets 5-08 FIXTURES Bernard O Callaghan Senior Football Championship 2019 Desmonds v Emmets - Match details TBC Bob Stack Memorial U21 Championship Preliminary Rd E.T. Moyvane/Tarbert v Ballylongford/Asdee Quarter Finals E.T. Emmets v Winners Preliminary Rd

Back 9: Seniors:

Norma Mullane (25) Sighle Henigan (18)

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Fixtures: Ladies Competition – Sunday 15th September – Cashen Course Ladies Competition – Tuesday 17th September 2019 – Cashen Course Senior Men’s Competition – Thursday 5th September – Cashen Course 1st Finbarr O’Keeffe (20) 30+2 32pts 2nd Joe McCarthy (19) 32-1 31pts 3rd Brendan Daly (10) 31-1 30pts B5-10 4th Noel Kneafsey (18) 29+1 30pts B5-8 5th Donal Keane (24) 27+3 30pts B5-6 6th Maurice McAuliffe (16) 26+2 28pts B5-11 7th Miley Costello (18) 28pts B5-10 8th Michael Barrett (18) 28-1 27pts B5-10 9th Nicholas Hayes (18) 28-1 27pts B5-8 10th Anton Casey (15) 26+1 27pts B5-7 Gross D. F. O’Brien 21pts V. Jerry McAuliffe (21) 27-1 26pts B5-9 S.V. Donal Quaid (21) 28-1 27pts B5-6 Fixtures: Thursday 12th September – Senior Men’s Competition – Cashen Course Senior Ladies Competitions: 1st Lucy McAuliffe (33) 2nd Loyola O’Sullivan (32) 3rd Nola Adams (27)

20 pts 15 pts 13pts

Fixtures: Friday 13th September – Senior Ladies Competition – Cashen Course


Beale juniors were edged out of the County Barrett Cup on Friday evening, succumbing to the challenges of Knocknagoshel in the quarter final. We would come to rue our missed chances as we lost by the smallest of margins. Wasteful upfront in the first half, we trailed by just two points at the interval. Our opponents went on to stretch the lead to six points. Our valiant second half performance turned the game. Our defence stood firm and we brought them back to within a point with just ten minutes on the clock. It was tit for tat in a nail-biting finish as we dug deep and sought that elusive score in injury time. Alas, it didn’t come and we lost by the bare minimum, 2-8 to 1-10.

Jotty Holly Memorial Minor Championships Division 2: Semi Finals (replay in the event of a draw) Emmets v Ballyduff

Our North Kerry Intermediate Cup semi-final against Ballydonoghue did not take place on Sunday.

Novice Cup Semi Finals (Replay in the event of a draw) Listowel Emmets C v Ballydonoghue C

Beale seniors play St Senans in the first round of the North Kerry Senior Championship. Games are scheduled to begin on October 6th. We play Ballydonoghue in the Under-21 Championship and have been drawn against Finuge in the Minor Championship.


Shannon Rangers play South Kerry in the first round of the County Senior Championship on Sunday, September 22nd, at 2.30 in Caherciveen.

Men’s Competitions: Ceann Sibeal Exchange Day – Sunday 8th September – Old Course C.S.S 71 1st Liam Carmody (8) 41pts (B9=21) 2nd Eoin Enright (19) 41pts Back 9: 19pts 3rd Gary Scanlon (4) 40pts 4th Bryan Hickey (7) 38pts Back 9= 21 5th Dan Sheehan (16) 38pts Back 9: 18pts Gross: James O’Callaghan 35pts Seniors: Rory Flannery (16) 36pts Back 6 =13 Cat 1 (up to 10 H’Cap): Adrian Walsh (4) Cat 2 (11 to 16 H’Cap): Kieran Lynch (12) Cat 3 (17 H’Cap up): James Fogarty (20) Back 9: Jody Fitzmaurice (16)

37pts Back 9 = 17 37pts 34pts Back 9 = 19 21pts

Fixtures: The L.A. Racing Cup – Sunday 15th September - Old Course Ladies Competitions: Tuesday Voucher Competition – Tuesday 3rd September - Cashen Course C.S.S 73 1st Norma Henigan Moran (40) 37 pts 2nd Marjorie Morkan (23) 35 pts 3rd Noirin Lynch (26) 33 pts Ladies Competition Sponsored by Sean O’Sullivan/Eoind Barrett Accountants – Saturday 7th September – Old Course C.S.S 74 1st Anne Hill (21) 40pts 2nd Helen McSweeney (33) 37pts (Bk 9/19) Best Gross Catriona Corrigan (11) 23 gross pts 3rd Eithne O Halloran (19) 37pts 4th Tess Noonan (33) 36pts 5th Teresa Cronin (18) 35pts (B 9/17) 6th Bernie Daly (26) 35pts (B 9/16) Front 9: Geraldine Gallagher (33) 23pts


Fixtures and results; Knocknagoshel defeated Beale 2-08 to 1-10 in the quarter final of the Barrett Cup. Knocknagoshel will play Annascaul in the semi final on 13th September. ​ Knocknagoshel have been drawn at home to Ballydonoghue in the first round of the North Kerry Championship. First round games are due to commence on Sunday 6th October 2019.​ ​ Lotto;​The lotto draw for a jackpot of €8,800 was held in Moynihans Bar on Saturday night last. The numbers drawn were 5,15,17 and 19. There was no winner of the jackpot. The five lucky dips of €30 each were won by Mary Curtin, Mountcollins, Nelius Lenihan, Boula, Eamon Sheehy, Broughane, Catherine Moynihan, Knocknagoshel and Norma Murphy, Meenleitrim. The next draw will be for a jackpot of €8,900 and will be held in O’Connors Bar on Saturday 5th October. Tickets are available from Kierans XL, Supervalu Abbeyfeale, the local bars and usual sellers. Our club lotto can also be played online by following the link on​ ​ Congratulations to Shane Browne who was on the Kerry North Under 14 Development Squad who defeated Galway recently. Knocknagoshel GAA club would also like to congratulate Michael O’Neill who won an All Ireland Minor medal with Cork last Sunday. Michael is a grandson of Eddie Walsh who won 5 All Ireland medals with Kerry.​ ​ Knocknagoshel GAA Clothes Collection Knocknagoshel GAA are holding an ongoing clothes collection to help raise funds for the club. Bags of clothes can be left into the white lorry container near the log cabin at the Football Field. All types of clothes are accepted as well as shoes, handbags, curtains & towels. Please note that duvets are not accepted.


There was no winner of the €6000 jackpot on Friday 6th September. Numbers drawn were 17, 19, 22, 28. Lucky dip winners of €25 each were 1. Peter, Tara & Joseph, Lisaniska 2. Rose Costello, Kilmorna 3. Martin J. Driver, 65. Collins Park, Abbeyfeale 4. Gerry O’Connor, 14. Convent View, Listowel 5. Mary Holly, Listowel Next weeks draw upto €6100 on Friday 13th September


Lotto Results Sunday 8th September 2019 Jackpot €9,800 - No Jackpot winner Numbers drawn : 21, 29, 30, 32. Lucky dip winners €30 Eoin, David & Aisling Foran Irremore €30 Sheila Moloney Knockane €20 Tom Murphy Clounmacon €20 Paul & Siobhan Walsh Rathea Bottle of whiskey : John Doyle Clounmacon Next weeks Jackpot €9,900 draw at The Halfway Bar Tickets available at local shops or play onlineTickets €2 each or 3 for €5 Your Support is appreciated. Congrats Congratulations to the Kerry Camogie team and management on winning their first All Ireland Junior title on Sunday last, this was a huge achievement as the team were beaten in last years final. Local ladies involved were Jacqueline Horgan, Aoife Behan and Megan Weir .Johnny Horgan, Erin Sheehan and Roy Guerin were part of the backroom team. Bereavement The death has occurred of Chris Dee Greenville, Listowel. Sympathy to her son Joseph, daughters Mary and Anne sister Anne grandchildren Peter, Laura, Jack, Roisin, Sarah, Kevin, Ali, Nathan and Aliyah , brothers-in-law Bob and Michael, sons-in-law Tom and Mike, nephews, nieces, relatives and her friends. Volunteers Required - Your Club Needs You ! A clean up of the clubhouse will take place on Saturday 21st September calling all players, parents, supporters and members, many hands make light work. We have fantastic facilities that need a bit of attention. All help will be appreciated save the date.


MINOR NORTH KERRY CHAMPIONSHIP DIVISION 2: Moyvane/Tarbert are drawn against St. Senans in the Semi-Final of the Minor North Kerry Championship Division 2. U21 NORTH KERRY CHAMPIONSHIP: Moyvane/Tarbert will play Asdee/Ballylongford in thee preliminary round of the U21 North Kerry Championship. SENIOR NORTH KERRY CHAMPIONSHIP: Moyvane have been drawn away to Ballyduff in Round 1 of the Senior North Kerry Championship. U14 North Kerry League Championship Division 1: Congratulations to team and management on beating Duagh in round 1 of the competition with a score of Moyvane 3-15 Duagh 2-14 Senior County League Round 11 Congratulations to team and management on beating Rathmore B with a score of Moyvane 3-16 Rathmore 0-08 STARS IN THEIR OWN EYES Not long now until the rehearsals start for stars in their own eyes there is still time to get involved so if you are interested then don’t hesitate contact our fundraising officers Ian McCarthy on 0879964136 or Brian Stack on 0879820045 we can’t wait to hear from you. It’s going to be a night to remember Club Lotto: There was no winner of this weeks jackpot of €5,000 next weeks jackpot will be held on Sunday the 15th of September in Kearney’s Bar at 10pm next weeks jackpot will be €5,100. Numbers drawn were 8,9,10,25 Thanks for your continuous support  Lucky Dips: 1.Jacinta McEnroe and Allison Hendrick Knocktemple, Virginia, Co.Cavan 2. John Cunningham, Kilbaha 3. Liam Roche and Kevin Roche, Listowel  4.Liz Reidy, Lisselton 5.Marie Nolan, c/o Jim Nolan

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Club Draw: The Draw took place on friday night in The Thatch Bar last 06/09/2019. There was no Jackpot winner the numbers were as follows, 22, 24,26, 32. Lucky dips were as follows, Marie Kissane, Lahesrough. Bryan O’ Connor, Bedford. Darragh Sheehy, Inch. David Sheehy, Lisselton, Paudie O’ Reilly, Glouria. Free tickets were as follows, David Lynch, Coolkeragh, Ian and Grainne O’ Carroll, Kilflynn, Seamus Leane, Knockenagh. The jackpot stands at €5,700 and next weeks draw will take place in the Tomáisíns @ 7pm on Sunday the 15th of September due to the Listowel Races Senior Citizens Collection: Please take note that all money collected in this weeks coming draw from the Ballydonoghue Gaa Lotto is being generously donated to the Senior Citzens of Ballydonoghue Parish Christmas Party, so please dig deep and put in an extra ticket or two this week for very good cause Ballydonoghue Coiste na nOg: Ballydonoghue U10 team participated in the Monster blitz held in Tarbert on Sunday morning. Great football played by this team against strong Co Clare opposition. Well done to all involved. The u10 panel who represented the club with distinction for 2019 are as follows: Tadgh Long,Jack Purcell,Sean Creighton,David Duggan,Eliza O’Donnell,Odhran Barry,Connor O’ Reilly,Gearoid McNamara,Thomas Scanlon,Liam Flaherty,Fionan Mason,Evanne Mason,Tadgh Dalton,Ryan McDonnell,Laura Dalton,Emily Kissane,Daisy O’Donnell,Dylan Madden,Bridget Power,Ger Power,Eoin Horgan,Shay Fennell,Shane Mason,Niamh Loughanne. Kerry Camogie, All Ireland Champions: A massive congratulations to the Kerry Ladies Camogie team on their, all Ireland win over the weekend. They made history being the first ever Kerry camogie team to bring home a premier junior all Ireland to the Kingdom, beating limerick in a fabulous game of camogie. Great celebrations were had in Causeway on Sunday night where all the surrounding north kerry parishes welcomed home the victorious Kerry ladies with the Kathleen Mills Cup. All the hardwork paid off in the end and theses determined ladies having been beaten by Dublin in last years all Ireland turned round this year and brought home the Silverware. Well Done and Congratuations. Saturday Replay, Kerry V Dublin: The Week is finally here, and the 14th of September is finally in sight. Taking the time to wish the Kerry Team all the best in the replay of the all Ireland final. To our very own Jason Foley, we know you can do it, keep doing what your doing and we will be bring Sam Maguire home to the Kingdom. Best Wishes to Jason and all the kerry team all the very best and we’ll take two and show the Dubs what football really means to Kerry.


COUNTY LEAGUE: Kilgarvan 2-12 -v- Asdee 4-11 Asdee recorded their 7th win of an excellent County League campaign, only losing 3 games by a total of 4 points. Making the playoffs for a second consecutive year is a fine achievement, but stiff tests now lie ahead. It is also worth pointing out the team finished with the best defensive record in the league, with great credit due to the management and a huge team work rate. An impressive team performance, which showed ever-improving skill levels and decision making sealed a five-point win down in Kilgarvan. A hat trick by the ever-green Cyril Dineen must be noted, as well as an excellent return from injury for Owen Tydings and debuts for Sean McElligott and Ryan Henry. Indeed, all players can be happy with their performances on a day when a win was a must. Both teams were short some key players as Asdee opened the scoring with a goal from Cyril Dineen inside the first minute. Kilgarvan’s Gearoid Fennessey put over Kilgarvan’s first point from a free to make it 1-00 to 0-01 after 10 minutes. Asdee’s Dara Russell and Dara Keane put two more points on the board for the visitors followed by a fine point from Kilgarvan’s Gearoid Fennessy, Sean Godfrey added a further two points from play before Asdee’s Paul Carroll converted a free to make it 1-04 to 0-04 after 23 minutes. Anther Asdee goal from Dara Keane and point for Kilgarvan’s Gearoid Fennessey put Asdee ahead at the break on a scoreline of Asdee 2-04 Kilgarvan 0-05. Asdee got the first two points after the break before Kilgarvan’s Jack Foley fired over the bar to add to Kilgarvan’s total. Patrick O’Shea converted a free for the home side to make it 0-07 to 2-06 after after 5 minutes. Asdee were putting on the pressure which resulted in two goals in 5 minutes for Cyril Dineen and Dara Keane. Kilgarvan kept fighting and Patrick O’Shea converted a penalty to make it 1-07 to 4-07 after 43 minutes. Kilgarvan lost full back Connie Cremin with an injury after 45 minutes. Two points followed from Asdee. Kilgarvan’s Liam Twomey replied with two points for the home side. Kilgarvan kept attacking and a great pass from Con Godfrey to Sean Godfrey led to Sean finding the back of the net. Kilgarvan kept the pressure on with further points from Gearoid Fennessy but the clock ran out and Asdee won on a scoreline of Kilgarvan 2-12 Asdee 4-11.Team; Asdee : James Kelly, Con Carmody, Martin Collins, Conor Keane, Mike Breen, 1pt, John Doran, Jack Collins, Jack Keane, 1pt. Dara Keane,1-3, Paul O Carroll, 2pts, Sean Keane, Dara Russell, 2pts, Cyril Dineen,3gls,Owen Tyding, 3pts.Eoin Kennedy. Subs used; Ryan Henry for James Kelly, Sean McElligott for Jack Collins..


CHAMPIONSHIP DRAW St. Marys Asdee having been involved in the Senior Championship back to the mid 90s and this year was no exception where President of the Board former Kerry Senior football ledgend,Jerdie O Connor, Ballydonoghue and all 16 club delegates within the North Kerry Football Board including local club delegates, Mark O Hanlon and Patsy Coughlan were in attendance at McMunns Bar and Restaurant, Ballybunion who are sponsors of the Bernard O Callaghan Memorial North Kerry Senior Football Championship on Wednesday evening last September 8th. Prior to the draw North Kerry Football Board Chairman Johnny Stack welcomed everybody to the meeting thanking the many sponsors along with Greg and Una of McMunns. Draws were made for Junior, Minor, Under 21 and Novice Championships but the highlight of the night being the draw for the Bernard O Callaghan Memorial Senior Football Championship. All eyes were on the bowl as competition sponsor Una of McMunns Bar and Restaurant and President of the North Kerry Football Board Jerdie O Connor did the honours. 14 teams were entered with the first two teams out to receive a bye to round 2. All first named teams will be enjoying home advantage. Both Tarbert and Brosna received the byes as the draw certainly threw up some very exciting contests and none more so than the clash of last years champions St. Senans and Beale. Senans created their own piece of history by lifting the Eamon O Donoghue Cup for the first time and would be one of the favourites to do so again but the Seasiders will be well up for this and could very well cause an upset. Last years finalists Ballydonoghue who were going for 3-in-a- row of titles only to fall short to St. Senans will certainly be one of the favourites this year; they are causing quiet a stir in their Division of the County League having been promoted to Division 2 but they have a tricky assignment when they travel to Walsh Park, where they take on Knocknagoshel. Ballyduff at home to Moyvane is without doubt a mouth-watering encounter. Ballyduff would start as firm favourites but you write off Moyvane the Championship specialists at your peril. Another tough clash will be for Finuge who must travel to O Rahilly Park, Ballylongford; Bally haven’t been setting the world on fire in recent times but when it comes to Championship time they raise their game considerably. Asdee will have home venue but not at Walsh Park as the pitch is been upgraded at the minute; Duagh will provide tough opposition and will go into this game as firm favourites; however Asdee despite having difficulty with numbers are always a tough nut to crack in the Championship but this may prove a bridge too far on this occasion. Castleisland Desmonds and Listowel Emmets were the first teams out of the hat and certainly these two heavyweights will have a rare old tussle. Either team are not performing to the best of their ability at the moment due to injuries and lack of form. Still this is sure to attract a huge attendance to the Castleisland venue and maybe will take another day out to seperate them. So I suppose last years finalists; St. Senans and Ballydonoghue will be the teams to beat but Castleisland Desmonds or Listowel Emmets , Finuge, Ballyduff, Brosna and maybe Beale would be in the shake up for the Eamon O Donoghue Cup. Can Brosna or Knocknagoshel finally lift the cup. Interesting times ahead. Fixtures will be confirmed by the C C C of the North Kerry Football with a provisional date of October 5/6th set for the opening rounds. Board. GOLDEN GOAL Week 29 winners in our Fundraisers”Golden Goal” over the past week were; Eoin Kennedy, Village and Ger Foley, Gullane, Ballybunion who will each receive E40 to be given out each week to the winning number that corresponds with the first goal scored. This is in conjunction with on going All Ireland Championship in both Football and Hurling; (Televised games). Tickets are available and will be on sale each week for the duration of the Championship from Club members and at the usual outlets; “Jack Jays” Bar and John Pius at E2 each. All IRELAND FINAL. The very best of luck to our Kerry senior footballers and all concerned who did themselves and the County proud in a trilling All Ireland Senior Football Final on Sunday September 1st.

However it will all have to be done again when the teams clash once again on this Sunday September 14th in the eagerly awaited replay. Both Jason Foley and Shane Enright from our neighbouring clubs will certainly have a huge say in the destination of “Sam”.


Ballylongford Gaa Weekly Lotto Draw Friday September 6th at The Horse & Hound Jackpot €8550 - Numbers Drawn No Winner - Lucky Dips Bridget Lynch Main Street Billy Kissane Meats Tralee Peg Moloney Tullahinell 3 Free Lotto Tickets Tim Finucane Rusheen Bar Prize Anthony O’Mahony Thank you for your Support. North Kerry Championship

Bernard O Callaghan Senior Football Championship Draw 2019 Sponsored by McMunn’s Ballybunion First Round drawn and we have home advantage Ballylongford v Finuge


Last weekends competition was an 18 Hole Single Strokeplay competition sponsored by Paudie Whelan Listowel and Ardfert Physiotheraphy Center 1st John Maunsell (12) John 71 Nett 2nd Thady Coughlan (22) 71 Nett 3rd Pat Dillane (8) 72 Nett 4th Gerry Behan (17) 72 Nett 5th Denis O’Regan (13) 72 Nett CSS Sat 74 Nett RO | CSS Sun 71 Nett Next weekends competition is an Open Classic Fundraiser for the Mens Club. Timesheets for Sat and Sun are available in the clubhouse. Call 066 71 33555. The Top 10 of the GOTY after the weekend is 1 Condon, Mark 167 2 Gilbride, Noel 115 3 O’Connor, Terry 112 4 McCarthy, Liam 108 5 Maunsell, John 101 6 Hayes, Tommy 97 7 O’Regan, Denis 91 8 Kingston, Liam 88 9 O’Hanlon, Niall 85 10 Behan, Gerry 81 Full details on masterscoreboard. The Top 30 after Sunday, Sept 29th will qualify for the Master Classic on Oct 6th. The cut off th 30th place at present is 52pts.


Racing as normal this Tue night with first of 10 races off at 6.58. On fri night we have the semi finals of the ON2 525 yds plus the semi finals of the Tom o Sullivan memorial A3 525 yds. We have no racing on Sat night due to the All Ireland football final replay. We race again on Sunday night with first of 8 races off at 6.35. We are currently taking entries for Crotta o Neills confined A5 525 yds starting on fri Sept 20th.

Listowel Emmets Under 8s Girls pictured at a Blitz in Mountcoal on Saturday 7th September

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NORTH KERRY GAA Secretary Mairead O’Sullivan Mobile: 086 3689061

Email: NORTH KERRY CHAMPIONSHIP DRAW SPONSORED BY MCMUNNS BALLYBUNION The draw for the Championships of 2019 took place on Friday night last in McMunns Ballybunion with a large club attendance. New President of the North Kerry Football Board Jer. D. O’ Connor Ballydonoghue, spoke to the delegates in attendance and thanked both the Executive and the Delegates for the great honour  for both himself and his family,following in the footsteps of his friends, he thanked that people in the room for all there work in our clubs.  Jer D said he played in the Championship back in 1956 and wished all the clubs for best for 2019.  Sponsor for the Bernard O Callaghan Senior Football Championship Una Ryan was delighted again to come on board for this year, Una and Greg have been sponsoring the Senior Championship for some 12 years now, Una stated that she is looking forward to the Championship this year.  We also have in attendance John Moloney of Moloney, McCarthy Financial Services Listowel who is the sponsor of the Junior Cup and was on hand to pull the draw.  We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our sponsors for their continued support of the North |Kerry Football fixtures calendar.  The results of the draws are as follows Bernard O Callaghan Senior Football Championship 2019 - Sponsored by Mc Munns Ballybunion First drawn team home advantage - First round Extra Time  Byes Brosna, Tarbert Desmonds -v- Emmets | Knocknagoshel -v- Ballydonoghue | Ballyduff -v- Moyvane Ballylongford -v- Finuge | Senans -v- Beale | Asdee -v- Duagh BOB STACK MEMORIAL U21 CHAMPIONSHIP  Sponsored by Dennehy Vetenary Clinic Duagh Preliminary Rd E.T.  Moyvane/Tarbert -v- Ballylongford/Asdee Quarter Finals E.T.  Ballydonoghue -v- Beale | Brosna/Knocknagoshel/Duagh -v- Finuge Emmets -v- Winners Preliminary Rd | Desmonds -v- St Senans JOTTY HOLLY MEMORIAL MINOR CHAMPIONSHIPS Sponsored by O’Connor Hardware and Farm Supplies Duagh. Division 1  - Preliminary Round E.T. Ballylongford/Asdee,/Ballydonoghue vs Knocknagoshel/ Brosna/Duagh Semi Finals (replay in the event of a draw) Finuge vs Beale | Desmond’s vs Winners Preliminary Round


Kerry 0-11 -v- Limerick 0-8 Kerry faced Limerick in the Premier Junior decider at Croke Park on Sunday hoping to banish the disappointment of their 2018 loss. On a perfect day for camogie, Patrice Diggin launched the first Kerry attack after 25 seconds but her shot was dealt with by Limerick goalkeeper Leah O’Carroll. In the 2nd minute Limerick created a goalscoring opportunity when Michelle Curtin won a ball but her handpass to Ella Whelan who was in a great position was blocked by Elaine Ryall. Seconds later Sara Murphy hooked Ella Whelan as she attempted to raise a white flag. Kerry got off the mark in the 5th minute when Bríd Horan scored a beautiful point. Limerick drew level in the 7th minute when Rebecca Noonan converted a peach of a free from the Cusack Stand side of the pitch. Seconds later Michelle Curtin of Limerick went on a run but her shot went narrowly wide. In the 10th minute Jackie Horgan was fouled and Patrice Diggin converted the free. Great work by Templeglantine’s Noelle Curtin was rewarded with a fine point in the 12th minute. In the 14th minute Julianne O’Keeffe struck a beautiful ball to put Kerry back in front. Patrice Diggin scored from play in the 15th minute and followed this with a point from a free in the 17th. The same player found Jackie Horgan in the 21st minute and she put Kerry into a four-point lead, 0-6 to 0-2. Rebecca Noonan converted another free in the 23rd minute. A quick free to Michelle Curtin of Limerick in the 27th minute saw her split the posts and the final point of the half was scored by Rebecca Noonan in the 4th minute of injury time to leave the halftime score at Kerry 0-6 Limerick 0-5. Kerry made two halftime substitutions. Ann-Marie Leen replaced Jessica Fitzell and Clodagh Walsh replaced Bríd Horan. It did not take Clodagh Walsh long to make her mark as she scored a point within seconds. A lovely strike by Rachel McCarthy in the 37th minute was followed by another Rebecca Noonan converted free in the 38th. Quick thinking by Patrice Diggin in the 43rd minute saw her direct a quick free to Sara Murphy and she raised another white flag to put Kerry three ahead. A Patrice free in the 45th minute was cancelled out by a Rebecca Noonan free a minute later. Limerick substitute Shauna D’Arcy got her name on the scoreboard in the 48th minute. Kerry made their third substitution as Alanna Maunsell replaced Julianne O’Keeffe. Patrice Diggin added another pointed free to her tally in the 54th minute. Limerick tried hard to get an equalising goal but the Kerry backs stood firm to record a historic victory for Kerry Camogie on a scoreline of 0-11 to 0-8. Camogie President Kathleen Woods presented the Kathleen Mills Cup to Niamh Leen amid scenes of great celebration. Limerick can be very proud of their efforts as they never gave up and there is no doubt that this bunch of Treaty Women will be a force to be reckoned with in next year’s championship. However, following last year’s disappointment, it was a proud day for the Kerry Team and Management. Well done to all involved. Comhghairdeachas libh go leir! KERRY: Aoife Fitzgerald, Áine O’Connor, Liz Houlihan, Michelle Costello, Niamh Leen, Sara Murphy (0-1), Elaine Ryall, Patrice Diggin (0-5), Laura Collins, Jessica Fitzell, Jackie Horgan (0-1), Rachel McCarthy (0-1), Bríd Horan, Julianne O’Keeffe (0-1), Olivia Dineen. Subs: Ann-Marie Leen for Jessica Fitzell (HT), Clodagh Walsh (0-1) for Bríd Horan (HT), Alanna Maunsell for Julianne O’Keeffe (48).

Division 2: Semi Finals (replay in the event of a draw) Emmets -v- Ballyduff | St Senans -v- Tarbert/Moyvane KIERAN CIORRIDAN INTERMEDIATE CUP Sponsored by South of Ireland Waste Management Final (Replay in the event of a draw) TB.C Castleisland Desmonds v Beale or Ballydonoghue BRENDAN BOYLE JUNIOR CUP Sponsored by Moloney & McCarthy Financial Services Listowel Byes: Ballyduff First Round Games E.T. Clounmacon -v- St Senans B | Tarbert B -v- Finuge B | Ballylongford B -v- Duagh B 

Listowel Girls wearing the County Colours… Cliona Pierse, Sarah Lynch and Hannah Healy who travelled with the Kerry U17 development squad to Boston this week

Caitriona McCarthy enjoying the races last Sunday with trainer J.J. Hanlon

Lorraine & Dylan Carroll Killocrim Listowel at the recent All Ireland Final in Croke Park

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The Heritage Centre Scartaglin Sunday 15th September: Mary Prendergast Band Kerins O’Rahilly’s Clubhouse Tralee Wednesday 18th September: T.R. Dallas Band Social Club, Kilbrin Kanturk Friday 20th September: Pat Costello Band Dancing from 9pm - 11.30pm. For info call 087 9735113


QUALIFIED PAINTER AVAILABLE Hand Painted Kitchens. All Interior & Exterior Painting. Call Michael on 086 3125140 GARDENING CLASSES IN GURTCREEN, LISTOWEL Starting Saturday s in Oct covering all aspects of garden activities. Class can be for a group of people, or an individual. Hands on approach. Tunnel and work area available. All materials included. Anything done in class can be taken home. Any enquiries to Lucy @ 0872360406 YOGA CLASSES LISTOWEL ARMS Classes starting Tuesday 17th & Thursday 19th September - 6.30pm-8pm: Gentle & 8.30pm-10pm: Continuation. Friday Morning 20th Sept - 10am-11.30am: Gentle Yoga. To book call Michael on 087 2700518 or visit CARPENTER / ROOFER AVAILABLE All carpentry work. First & second fixing. Quotes available. Call 087 4446152



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This time I ask you this special one, (mention favour). Take it dear heart of Jesus and place it within your heart where your father sees it. Then in his merciful eyes it will become your own favour not mine. Amen. Say this prayer three times for three days and your favour will be granted. Never been known to fail. Must promise publication of prayer. D.H.

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