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Friday 18th May 2018 Vol. 11 Issue 15


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Credit Unions Emerge as Most Highly Regarded Organisation in Ireland Credit unions have earned the top spot in a national study measuring the highest regarded organisations in Ireland. Listowel Credit Union and its sister credit unions were ranked number one out of 100 companies surveyed for the 2018 RepTrak® report. With a score of 82, credit unions not only emerged in first place, but were also well ahead of the average score of 57.5 amongst other financial services organisations. Over 7,000 members of the public were surveyed for the annual study which examines the emotional connection between people and the different companies and organisations they interact with. Companies were ranked on a Reputation Pulse score from 0-100, based on levels of trust, respect, esteem and admiration. There were 17 different categories of organisations, with credit unions claiming the top spot overall. RepTrak stated that credit unions won for their ‘role in providing trusted financial services to local communities and being at the heart of communities in Ireland.’ Commenting on the achievement, Irish League of Credit Unions Head of Marketing and Communications, Paul Bailey, said; “Credit unions are fully committed to their communities, and the needs of the 3.6 million credit union members across the island are always at the heart of everything they do. This award is recognition of the selfless work and tireless commitment of credit unions to the local communities they have served for sixty years now. As credit unions are owned by their members, the people who save with them and borrow from them, everyone - credit union members, staff and volunteers - should all be proud of this accolade.” Also speaking about the award, Denis Dillane CEO of Listowel Credit Union said “We are proud to be part of a movement that is regarded so highly across the country. Our dedicated staff and volunteers genuinely care about what our members want, and this is why we have consistently tailored our services and products to our members’ specific needs. We are delighted to celebrate this good news and we would like to say a heartfelt thanks to all our valued members for their continued loyalty.” Denis continued “Since first opening our doors in 1973, we have forged a strong bond with our members and indeed the wider community not just for our commitment to the provision of member-driven, not-for-profit savings and loan services, but also through our programme of sponsorship and donations to local sporting clubs, youth initiatives and charities. We always stand ready and willing to support and assist those living and working in the North Kerry community. I would encourage anyone in the community who feels they could benefit from affordable and straightforward credit, or any of the many services we offer, to drop in for a chat and find out how we can be of help.”

Aoibhín Ní Mhaoilmhichíl (An Gaelscoil) who received her First Holy Communion in St. Mary’s Church Listowel last Saturday. In photo with Aoibhín are her proud parents Deirdre and Mike, brothers Darragh and Mícheál


’Sinead Curvy Style’ Soprano, Model & Social Media Star to judge the Listowel Races Best Dressed Lady on Sunday 3rd of June If you are looking for serious racing, serious fun and sensational Summer style…then race to the forthcoming Listowel Races June Bank Holiday Meeting on Sunday 3rd and Monday 4th of June. As always, in addition to top quality National Hunt and Flat racing, the Listowel Racing Committee have organised music after racing each evening. The fashion highlight, Ladies Day on Sunday 3rd of June, will be judged by award winning soprano, model, and social media star, Sinead O’Brien, known also as “Sinead’s Curvy Style”. There is a total prize fund of €5,000, generously sponsored by the businesses and publicans of Listowel town. Sinead O’Brien specialises in helping Curvy girls dress to suit their shape and offers tips and advice on how to rock your curves on a daily basis. She won the award for “Best Entertainment” and “Best Stylist” at Ireland’ s Got Curves 2017. Ladies Day is organised once again by Eilish Stack and has a prize fund of €5,000 sponsored by the businesses and publicans of Listowel town. The event is one of racing’s fashion highlights in June and large crowds are expected to attend. Judging will commence on course at 1.00pm, and the judges will walk the course and select 10 finalists. The winners will be announced in the parade ring after the 5th race. Eilish Stack, Organiser of Ladies Day at the Listowel June Bank Holiday Race Meeting, commented “We are delighted to welcome Sinead O’Brien, known to many of us as “Sinead’s Curvy Style’”as our judge this year and it further establishes Listowel as one of the premier ladies days of the Summer Season. The event continues to grow in both attendances and prestige, which is thanks to the on-going support of the businesses in Listowel and the Listowel Race Company”. Brenda Daly, Secretary, Listowel Race Company “We are looking forward to commencing the racing season in Listowel with a bumper 2-days of racing. With Ladies Day Competition and Free Children’s Amusements on the Sunday, Big Screen on both days and with great racing, there’s something for everyone this Whit Weekend in Listowel. ” Admission is only €15 each day / OAP & Students: €10 and children under 12 have free admission to the race course, when accompanied by an adult. Generous group discounts also available. The June Meeting is the first of two race meetings at the scenic Listowel Race Course, with the second 7 day Harvest Racing Festival meeting on from Sunday 9th to Saturday 15th of September 2018. For more information on Listowel Races, #listowelraces Pictured at the launch of Listowel June Bank Holiday Race Meeting were (from left) Brenda Daly (Listowel Race Company), John Galvin (Chairman Listowel Race Company), Eilish Stack (Organiser) and Sinead O Brien (judge of Ladies Day - also known as ‘Sinead Curvy Style’). Photo by John Kelliher

AIB Student Officer, Aileen McCarthy, presenting John Donovan, Principal St. Joseph's Secondary School Ballybunion and the Power Bank team with their AIB Build A Bank Completion Certs as the Transition Year comes to an end. The Power Bank team were coached by Business Teacher Patricia Duggan, competed at the Regional Finals in Cork and were very successful on the day. Pictured are L-R: Luc Galvin Lisselton, Bernard O'Callaghan Ballybunion, Aoife O'Connor Ballyduff, Conor Breen Beale, Megan Gill Dunworth Lisselton and Rachel Hanrahan Ballybunion and Ms. Duggan. Missing from photo Oisin Ryall Lisselton and Roisin Griffin Causeway

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listowel RECENT DEATHS Margaret Broderick, Inch East, Listowel ANNIVERSARY REMEMBRANCE Bridie Halpin, Gortcreen. Bridie O Driscoll, Dirha. Alice Forbes nee Hartnett, England & Killocrim. OLD OR BROKEN MOBILE PHONES FOR NANO NAGLE Please drop into Denise in the Parish Office or call Frank Greaney on 087 2536120 ARE YOU WORRIED ABOUT A LOVED ONE’S ALCOHOL OR DRUG USE? Inner Healing Counselling can help. We provide support to family members who have a loved one abusing alcohol and/or drugs. Inner Healing Counselling is new private counselling service that gives you an opportunity to speak to a professionally trained counsellor in a safe, confidential, environment. We also provide an online counselling service which provides the same professional service from the comfort of your own home. Contact Eileen on 087 6402715 to arrange your free 20 minute phone consultation. More details on LISTOWEL COMHALTAS In The Seanchai Centre, Listowel on Saturdays for all ages. We have a programme of classes in Music, Dance, Singing and Irish Language. Beginner, Improver & Advanced lessons offered in small groups in all instruments (30 Minutes). Tuition is €60 for 10 week session. PROGRAMME ON FAMILY Continues each Tuesday night in the Parish Meeting Room on Pope Francis ‘Joy of Love. This is a great opportunity to do something special for Lent. It is being facilitated by Fr. Sean O. Sheehy. It is free all are welcome LISTOWEL WOMEN'S GROUP Meet every Tuesday at 8pm. Bridie on 068 23584. MICHAEL ENGLISH IN CONCERT Moyvane & Knockanure Restoration Fund presents Michael English on Tuesday 5th June in Moyvane Church tickest €30 in Listowel Parish Office GROTTO ROSARYS FOR MAY Fri. 18th & 25th May. Finuge, every Monday evening at 8pm. O’Connell’s Ave., every Sunday evening at 6pm. KERRY HOSPICE FOUNDATION We are currently appealing for cyclists /fundraisers in the Parish to join our team of cyclists which will help us to raise much needed funds to continue our work in Kerry Hospice Foundation for loved ones on their cancer journey. If you decide to cycle for Kerry Hospice Foundation registration is on-line by using the Ring of Kerry Website: and tick the Kerry Hospice Foundation on the drop down menu. Thanking you Kerry Hospice Foundation Committee. DYS LISTOWEL IS LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS AGED 18 YEARS & OVER To get involved in various projects/programmes. We are looking for people


who would like to get involved with Summer Camps, Youth Café Re Launch and various projects sharing their skills/interests with local youths. If you are interested & would like more info please call or text Michelle on (085) 8011172.


PRESENTATION SECONDARY SCHOOL LISTOWEL IS TURNING 75! We are looking for past pupils, stories and photographs (which will be scanned and returned). Please join us for a media day on Friday 18th May at 2.00p.m. ahead of the publication of the book in the Autumn.

LIXNAW JUVENILE HURLING ACADEMY; U6/U8/10 will continue Friday evening from 6.00pm to 7.00pm and again the venue is the sportsfield. All welcome.

KERRY COUNTY COUNCIL Is holding a public consultation day regarding the proposed North Kerry Greenway – Listowel to County Bounds (Sluicequarter). Thursday 24th May 11am. to 8pm. in the Greenville Room, Listowel Arms Hotel. Maps of the route of the proposed greenway will be on display for inspection throughout the day. LISTOWEL TOASTMASTERS Meet new people, gain more confidence and better conversation skills at Listowel Toastmasters. Our last meeting before the summer break is this Thursday, May 24th at 8pm in the Listowel Arms Hotel. All welcome! LISTOWEL FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE Certified Paediatric First Aid for babies, two day course on Monday 14th 21st May 10.30 - 12.30pm. Limited spaces contact Toni Clarke on 068-23584 A Support Group for Family & Friends of Gay, Lesbian, Transgender and Bisexual People. Meetings take place Quarterly. For more info. Contact Bridie on: 086 855 6431 ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE Guided Holy Hour & Mass: New Feast of Mary Mother of the Church announced by Pope Francis. Celebrant: Fr. Seán Sheehy, Mon. 21st May, 11.00am-2.00pm. Self Care Day : "Tools to manage life's every day stressors", Offering wellness skills that can be readily incorporated into ones life to nourish our physical and emotional well being. Facilitated by Anna O' Donoghue & Betty Garnett , Sat 26th May, 9.45am-4.00pm. Contact Anna 0879447105. Adoration Diocesan Committee Annual Retreat Day: Thurs. 31st May, 9.30am4.00pm. Phone 0667134276.

HURLING CLUB HURLING CLUB JUVENILE REGISTRATION; Thanks to all those who have registered so far. Anyone who hasn’t registered yet may do so at Foleys. Juvenile registration is €15 and €25 for two in a family.

LOTTO/MEMBERSHIP; thanks to all who have joined the Lotto for this term. We are very grateful for the tremendous response which we have received from all areas of the parish so far. If we haven’t met you and you would like to join you can still do so at Foleys or make contact with any of the officers please. Again to re cap- Adult membership is €40. Club Lotto is €50. Club special offer package is €75. Again many thanks to all who have taken it out so far. Fixtures; County Senior Hurling League Div 1 Lixnaw v Ballyheigue in Ballyheigue next Monday May 21st at 7-30pm Results; North Kerry Intermediate Hurling Championship Semi Final; Lixnaw; 2-13 -v- Causeway; 3-14 JUNIORS; disappointment for the juniors last Friday night in the semi final of the North Kerry Intermediate championship, losing by four points to Causeway in a close encounter which could have gone either way in the end. Lixnaw were the better team in the opening quarter before racing into a 0-7 to 0-2 lead. Causeway rallied and began to find their range. A fortuitous goal against the run of play levelled the game at 0-7 to 1-4. It was 1-8 to 0-9 at half time in favour of Causeway and a second goal right after half time gave them a five point cushion. A red card into the bargain didn’t help our cause but Lixnaw were not going to roll over. A goal from Enda Galvin opened up the contest, Colin Sheehy was on target with two frees and when Shane McElligott netted Lixnaw were two points to the good. Causeway replied with two points and it was looking like extra time before Causeway fired home their second goal past the luckless David Allen who was excellent in goals otherwise. Causeway finished with a point from play and that was that. Lixnaw have two outstanding games still to play in the N. K. league, Abbeydorney and Kilmoyley and dates for these two games has to be confirmed. Team; David Allen, Jack Allen, Padraig Fitzmaurice, Jamie Fitzgerald, Patrick Hogan, Jonathan Silles, Darragh McElligott, Keith Boyd, Shane McElligott, Cathal McCarthy, Robert Silles, Enda Galvin, Colin Sheehy, Thomas Molyneaux, Jeremy Lyons. Subs. Mike Dennehy, Matthew Pike, Sean Kelliher, Dick McElligott, J.P. O’Connell, Ger Stackpoole. U12S; lost to Parnells in a high scoring game in Lixnaw. Lixnaw had a 2-6 to 1-3 lead and increased after the break with their third goal. Parnells stormed into the game though a hit Lixnaw with a number of goals to overpower them for a seven point win. KERRY HURLING; better luck for the Kerry senior hurlers in the second round of the Joe McDonagh cup. Kerry had a handsome 3-20 to 0-18 win over Laois at Austin Stack Park.. Up next for Kerry are Westmeath also in Austin Stack Park next Sunday. Martin Stackpoole, John Buckley and Shane Conway were on the Kerry team. CCÉ LEAC SNÁMHA Well, as we are officially in Fleadh Chiarraí season our branch will be more than alive to the sounds of practicing solos, duets, trios, bands and groups in the run up to the Fleadh and isn’t it just fantastic to be keeping all our traditions of music, song and dance alive and strong, to be enjoyed by all ages. This has to be remembered and acknowledged as all our members are carrying these skills into the future and  possibly worldwide. Our annual féile cheoil will be our next calendar event on 15th/17th June, one week before fleadh chiarraí. We think of our

junior and leaving cert students in the coming weeks and wish them the best in their preparations. Any information needed use of any ceolann facilities for meetings, parties ect phone Mike on 087 7576402 and for everything up to date in comhaltas news its, kerryccé facebook page and tweet@kerrycomhaltas. Slán tamall. LIXNAW VINTAGE CLUB Lixnaw Vintage Club are holding their Vintage Rally on Sunday 20th May at JJ Walsh's grounds Lixnaw. Display of all things Vintage, Family entertainment, Raffle to win a trailer of turf , Tug of war cash prize for winning team, Dog show , Parachute display (weather permitting) , Home baking and refreshments in the marquee proceeds from which will be donated to local development's, live music on the day.  BEREAVEMENT EVENT FOR PARENTS On Saturday May 26th in Portlaoise, Anam Cara will host a Bereavement Event for parents from across Ireland who have experienced the death of their only child or children. This free event is open only to bereaved parents and requires registration. It will be facilitated by Peter Hanlon, an experienced bereavement professional who facilitates the bereavement weekends at Barretstown. FREE TRANSPORT SERVICE FOR CHEMOTHERAPY PATIENTS The Irish Cancer Society operate a free transport service for patients attending hospital for chemotherapy treatment.   People wishing to avail should visit the website at or contact (01) 231052. NEWKD (THE OLD POST OFFICE IN LISTOWEL) Is managing the Senior Alert system. Users no longer have to be living alone to qualify. First year is free. Service can also work with mobile phone. Contact Siobhan on 087-3579515/068 23429 to learn more about the scheme in your area. NORTH KERRY OLDER PERSONS MAINTENANCE SERVICE We provide small interior and exterior painting jobs as well as cleaning gutters, hedgecutting, grass cutting, strimming, weeding and minor repairs.  For info contact (068) 23429 or (087) 3776724. LIXNAW COURSING CLUB LOTTO Jackpot; €1,600. Numbers Drawn; 11, 19, 30, 31. No Jackpot Winner. €20 Winners; Pat O’Sullivan, Rathea. Aidan O’Sullivan, Killocrim. Tom Foley, Gortinare. John O’Sullivan, Cloghers. Jim Sheehy, Inch, Listowel. Next draw on Monday for a Jackpot of €1,700. The draw for the next 6 months for the Lixnaw Hurling Club. To all the people that supported the Coursing lotto many thanks. Your continued support is much appreciated. LIXNAW BOYS N.S. SILVER CIRCLE FUNDRAISING DRAW WK 3 1st prize, €50 – Stephen Corkery, Cork. 2nd prize, €30 – Michael O’Connor, Kildare. 3rd prize, €20 – Martin Forrestal, Kilkenny. Promoters Prize – €10, Josh Lynch, Ballinclogher. LIXNAW GOLF SOCIETY Our next outing is 26th of May at Ceann Sibeal golf course. The following are the fixtures for the year; 26th May at Ceann Sibeal . 16th June at Beaufort. 7th July at Ardagh. 11th August at Mahoneys Point (President's Prize). 23rd August at Ballyheigue. 29th September at Adare. 3rd November at Tralee (Captain's Prize). ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE Self Care Day : "Tools to manage life's every day stressors", Offering wellness skills that can be readily incorporated into ones life to nourish our physical and emotional well being. Facilitated by Anna O' Donoghue & Betty Garnett, Sat 26th May, 9.45am-4.00pm. Contact Anna 0879447105. Adoration Diocesan Committee Annual Retreat Day: Thurs. 31st May, 9.30am-4.00pm. Phone 0667134276

PARKRUN LISTOWEL A free, weekly, timed 5k run takes place every Saturday at 9.30am. For registration visit for registration ARD CURAM DAY CARE CENTRE LISTOWEL Would you like to join a new Choir for over 50's in North Kerry, open to men and women. Starting Monday May 28th, 1.30 pm to 2.30 pm. Refreshments will be served. Choir Director: Mary Culloty Please contact Mairead Hanlon on 086 8696341 for information. Hope to see you there!

Lixnaw Intermediate team that were beaten by Causeway in the semi final of the North Kerry Intermediate Championship

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tarbert TARBERT NOTES To include items - or phone Patrick Lynch at 068 36117 TDA AWARD Comhghairdeas to Tarbert Development Association on winning a Kerry Community Award for the second year in succession. This year's Silver award was won for the Sensory Park project at Tieraclea. The citation also read 'this voluntary organisation serves as a catalyst for community development on behalf of the parish of Tarbert with a view to sustainably improving its future, while preserving its rich heritage and culture'. Some 45 groups and organisations from all over Kerry participated and the adjudication panel selected 20 finalists made up of 10 each Gold and Silver winners. The objective of the Awards Scheme is to recognise the work of the Community and Voluntary Sector. The awards ceremony took place at the Dromhall Hotel, Killarney on Thursday May 10 and each award winner received a plaque and cash prize. The Kerry Cork Cancer Health Link Bus group was adjudged the overall winner. Well done to all the participants. SYMPATHY Sympathy of the Community is extended to the Henchey family, Kilpadogue on the death of their cousin,Patrick Henchey, New York and formerly of St.Patrick's Terrace. Patrick, son of the late Jimmy and Hannah Henchey emigrated to the United States some sixty years ago and died recently aged 86. Sympathy is also extended to Helen and Johnny Wren, Ballinoe on the death of Helen's brother, Maurice ( Mossy) Kelly, Coolkeragh, Listowel. COMMUNITY GAMES Tarbert Community Games will take place in the Ferry Rangers soccer pitch this Wednesday May 16 at 7pm. Your support and encouragement would be appreciated. TIDY TOWNS The Wednesday 7pm Clean Up continues each week. Watch for the large sign board adverting to next clean up location and an hour of your time and no formal training required. It has been brought to the notice of interested parties that plastic bags of rubbish are being thrown into fields along the Steeple road. This can be harmful to cattle if contents are ingested when bags are damaged. HISTORICAL SOCIETY Patrick Lynch will give a talk in the Bridewell on Saturday May 19 at 7.30pm. The talk is entitled '1918 - an eventful year in Tarbert and Kerry' and will detail happenings, local and elsewhere, as they affected the locality a century ago. Fáilte roimh gach einne agus cupán tae ina diaidh. JOB VACANCY Tarbert Bridewell Heritage Centre and coffee shop has a vacancy for a Heritage assistant. The main requirement is to be willing to work as part of a team and to be available to work according to an arranged roster as flexibility will be required. This is a CE scheme position and CE rates will apply. If you are interested please contact Jim O'Connor or Jackie Kissane on 068 43824 or email or leave your CV or note of interest into Tarbert Bridewell. PARISH MISSION The Parish Mission will open on Monday May 21 with Mass, Homily and Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament in St. Mary's Church at 7.30 pm. Prior to the start of Mass a representative of every community group or organisation will process to the sanctuary carrying a symbol of their organisation. There will be Mass and Benediction each evening at 7.30 pm with the usual 6 pm Mass on Saturday evening.


Guest speakers will be Fr. Kevin McNamara, Jill Tynan, Rev. Sean Jones, Rev. Bruce Pierce and Elma Walsh. It is hoped that Bishop Ray will take part at the closing session on the Saturday night. LIGHTS, CAMERAS, ACTION! My scouts have observed some Hollywood types and people attired in 18th. century costumes in the vicinity of the Bridewell recently. There are rumours of a big Hollywood historic film in production. Possible title 'Ryan's Grand-daughter' ? TARBERT GAA GAA Lotto: There was no winner of last week’s lotto jackpot draw. The numbers drawn were 7, 17, 18 and 21. Lucky Dip winners were Norma Kelly, Trish Griffin, Yan Ting, Mikey Joe Coolahan, John Holly, Ballylongford, Gerry Walsh, Moyvane. Next week’s draw takes place in Carmody’s Bar with a jackpot of €4,250. Thanks to all those who continue to support the Lotto. Minors: Tarbert Moyvane minor team lost their semi final of the County League last Sunday against Templenoe/Sneem/Derrynane in Templenoe. Despite missing some key players due to injury and exams the team started brightly with goals from Tadgh McEvoy and Micheal Fogarty to leave the Tarbert Moyvane up 2-1 to 0-3 after twenty minutes. Two goals just before half time however was the turning point of the game and we were down three points at half time 2-1 to 2-4 and facing an uphill battle after playing so well throughout the first half. A penalty after ten minutes of the second half seemed to have knocked the spirit out of the team and the home side ran out convincing winners on a scoreline of 4-14 to 2-5. County League: Tarbert got back to winning ways in the county league last Sunday with a hard fought victory over Cromane in Cromane last Sunday. Tarbert started promising with two points each from Killian Langan and Finbarr Carrig before Cromane registered their first score. Three points from the boot of new corner forward Gavin Breen and another from Mark Buckley put Tarbert up 0-8 to 0-3 after twenty minutes and in full control of the game. Either fitness or a spirited fight back from Cromane resulted in the scoring 4 unanswered points to leave the minimum between the sides at half time on a scoreline of 0-8 to 0-7. Tarbert continued to dominate play in the second half and a goal from Killian Langan put them up 110 to 0-9 after fifteen minutes. Cromane kept battling and despite missing some scoring chances they got the vital goal with ten minutes remaining to leave just one between them again. Tarbert responded with two excellent points from Breen and Langan and with Tarbert backs playing well we ran out winners on a scoreline of 1-13 to 1-10. Team Jamie Diggins, Sean Carrig, Michael Heaphy, Sean Holly, Micheal Carrig, Danny Wren, Danny O’Connor, Micheal Normile, Mark Buckley (0-2), Kevin Enright, Ambrose Lanigan, Killian Langan (1-5), Finbarr Carrig (0-2), Donal Leahy, Gavin Breen (0-4), Subs who played, Jack Healy and Ian Flavin. Tarbert take on Renard in Shannon Park on Saturday 26th May. Junior League: Tarbert juniors commence their county league campaign with an away game to Duagh next Friday night. The team could not play the North Kerry league this year due to the number of players away in college but it is hoped that a better effort will now be made for the coming league, best of luck to Tom and his team. ARD CURAM DAY CARE CENTRE - LISTOWEL Would you like to join a new Choir for over 50's in North Kerry, open to men and women. Starting Monday May 28th, 1.30 pm to 2.30 pm. Refreshments will be served. Choir Director: Mary Culloty Please contact Mairead Hanlon on 086 8696341 for information. Hope to see you there!

kilflynn COMMUNITY GAMES Abbeydorney / Kilflynn Community Games Athletics will take place on Thursday May 17th at 6.30pm sharp in Crotta GAA pitch. All welcome, races for U8, U10, U12, U14 & U16 - from 60m to 1,500 meter. U12 Long puck and Ball throw, U14 long puck. Tiny tots race and novelty races (bring your egg & spoon, sack and tights for the novelty races) €2 entry fee. KILFLYNN COMMUNITY TOGETHER Will hold their Annual General Meeting on Wednesday the 23rd of May at 9:00pm in St. Columbus Centre, Kilflynn . All Welcome!! A review of the year gone by will be discussed on the night followed by an open discussion on ongoing projects and additional projects/issues the community would like addressed in the coming year. On the night Residents will be given the opportunity to elect 6 representatives to sit on the KCT committee for the coming year. Local Businesses will also be given an opportunity to elect 6 representatives to the committee from within the business community at the meeting. Local groups can nominate their representative for the coming year prior to the AGM. Your support is key to the future development of Kilflynn for the benefit of all. For further information please feel free to contact KCT on (087) 112 2828 (community phone) COUNTY MINI 7S COMPETITIONS 23 Teams participated in County Cumann na mBunscol Mini 7’s Hurling/Camogie Competitions (15 Hurling & 8 Camogie) in the sportsfield in Abbeydorney on Thursday 10th May. St. Treasa's National Kilflynn boys team won their 2 group games against Spa and Scoil Mhic Easmainn and they defeated Lixnaw by 3-05 to 1-03 in the Semi-final. In a sporting final Ballyduff NS defeated Kilflynn n.s by 3-04 to 1-06, despite Kilflynn led by 1pt at half-time. It was a tough encounter between two good teams who gave their all for their schools. The boys were a great credit to their manager Jerome O'Sullivan, their teachers, school and their parents on Thursday last. Well done boys and Congrats to Ballyduff. Two player's were selected from Thursdays games to play in Croke Park on All Ireland Hurling Semi-final day. Congrats to Sean Mc Elligott Kilflynn and Killian Boyle Ballyduff. Fantastic achievement boys to represent you Schools, Club and County at #Gaa HQ. The Kilflynn n.s Girl's team had mix luck with a victory over Glenderry and were defeated by Drumnacurra /Ballincrossig who went to win the competition. Well done Girls also a great credit to the School. Well done to everyone Involved in organising a successful competitions. CAMOGIE MUNSTER FINAL The Munster Junior Camogie Final, Cork against Kerry, is fixed for Sunday May 20th in Kilmallock at 5.30pm. Defending Munster Junior Camogie Champions Kerry travelled to Newcastle West on Saturday evening 5th May and defeated lLmerick in the semi-final by 3-13 to 2-4. The Crotta players Jackie Horgan 1-00 and Aoife Behan 0-01 with Megan Weir was also a member of the panel. We wish the best of luck to the Crotta players Jackie Horgan (Captain), Aoife Behan and Megan Weir, their Kerry team mates and their mentors in the final. CAUSEWAY CAMOGIE NOTES Camogie training for U8 & U10 girls takes place every Friday from 6 to 7 pm in the astro turf Causeway. Training for U12 & U13 girls takes place every Monday & Thursday in the sportsfield Causeway. Girls from all parishes are always very welcome to come along and give it a go. Helmet & hurley will be provided. This is a great way to get your child active & fit while also making new friends. Cost €2

tory for a Kerry post primary school & we congratulate all involved. The Crotta Gaa club was well represented on the Mercy Secondary School, Mounthawk Schools Hurling Team by Darragh Keane who played a star role at corner back, Congratulations to Darragh, his team mates and their mentors. Well Done boys. #CrottaAbu CROTTA LOTTO RESULTS The numbers drawn out of the drum by the Independent observer: Eileen Brennan, Rea, Kilflynn on Monday 15th May in Parker’s Pub, Kilflynn were 18,20,24 and 27. There was No winner of €5,800 Jackpot. The following won €35 in the lucky dip draw: Ann Hannon, The Waterfall, Kilflynn, John O’Mahony, Garrynagore, Danny Lawlor, Tullacrimmin , Abbeydorney. The next draw will take place in Herbert’s Bar, ,Kilflynn on Monday 21st May with a €5,900 Jackpot. Tickets 2 euro each or 3 for 5 euro from Club tickets sellers or you can also play on Your continued support is greatly appreciated. CUL CAMP 2018 See website for dates and link to book Kellogg's cul camp. Look for cul camp logo and click to book KERRY SENIOR HURLERS The Kerry Senior hurlers had better luck in the second round of the Joe McDonagh cup at Austin Stack Park, Tralee on Sunday 13th May, when they had a sweet victory over Laois on a score of 3-20 to 0-18. The Crotta Hurling club was well represented on the Kerry team by Sean Weir (Corner Back),( 0-02) Barry Mahony (Centre Forward), 0-02 Shane Nolan (Corner Forward) (1-02) with Tomas O’Connor was one of the five subs used, Adam O’Sullivan and Paudie Quille were also members of the panel. Jordan Conway is still unavailable due to injuries. Well done to the Kerry especially Sean Weir who put in a monumental performance in Kerry’s fullback line and even bagged two points from play from corner back. And he made the Hurling team of the week end for his display. Kerry are back on track in this competition and if they can secure a home win against Westmeath next Sunday in Austin Stack Park they can fancy their chances to progress to the final CEMETERY MASSES Kyrie Eleison Tuesday 3rd July 8.00 p.m. St. Mary’s Kilflynn Wednesday 4th July at 8.00 p.m. Killahan Cemetery Tuesday 10th July at 8.00 p.m. SUMMER CARE GROUP OUTING The Abbeydorney/Kilflynn Care Group summer outing to Waterville on Sunday 10th June DART WINNERS The winners of the darts in Parker's Lounge Bar , Kilflynn on Saturday 12th May were Michelle Quirke and J.P Twomey who defeated Phil Morris and Paddy Weir in the Final. The winners received a leg of lamb each. The next darts doubles tournament takes place on Saturday 19th May at 10.30p.m in Parker's Snug Bar. The winners will receive a leg of lamb each. All names in for 10.20p.m. SUMMER CARE GROUP OUTING The Abbeydorney/Kilflynn Care Group summer outing to Waterville on Sunday 10th June CELTIC CHALLENGE CUP HURLING Kerry U-17 Hurlers recorded another victory at Aghabullogue [near Coachford] on Wednesday, 9th May, in the 2nd Round of the The Bank of Ireland Celtic Challenge Cup Full time Score Kerry 3-14 to West Cork 1-13. Well done to all especially the Crotta lads. Declan O'Donoghue 0.1 James Sheehan 1.2, Ryan Mc Elligott and Aodhan Mc Kenna.The Bank of Ireland Celtic Challenge is a hurling development competition for 16 and 17-year old hurlers. Kerry are playing in Group B together with Clare South/East, West Cork and Limerick.

MUNSTER HURLING FINAL Mercy Mounthawk Gaa hurlers made history on Wednesday 9th May as they were the first Kerry team to win the Munster Post Primary Schools U15 E Hurling Final and it was the first Munster Final to be played at the new Kerry GAA Centre of Excellence in Currans.

HURLING RESULTS Crotta U8’s team who took part in a blitz @ Dromakee on Thursday evening 10th May. Well done to all the players who participated. There will be another blitz next Friday evening 18th May, time and location to follow. Training continues for U6/ U8 this Sunday at 11 -12 as normal. Thanks again to all players, parents, coaches and of course Gilles O’Grady for organizing the blitz

Mercy Mounthawk defeated Mount Sion, Colaiste Cluain Meala & Comeragh College on their way to the final where they defeated another Kerry team from Pobalscoil Inbhear Scéine, Kenmare 4-12 to 3-11. This was a very significant vic-

Lee Strand County U-12 Hurling Results from the sports-field, Dromakee, Kilflynn on Friday 11th May Div 1 Crotta 2-07 v Ballyduff 2-04 Div 3 Crotta 1-0 Firies 5-11

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ballybunion BEALE GAA LOTTO The Community Centre / Beale GAA Lotto, Sunday 13th May, was held in "Mikey Joe's Bar". The numbers drawn were: 15, 19, 21, 27. There was no winner of the €3,300 Jackpot. The lucky dip winners are: €40 - Margaret, Eileen & Gracie, c/o The Railway €30 - Aimee Purtill, c/o Mikey Joe's €20 - Dino Dowling, Annual Ticket 5 Free Tickets - Catherine D., Sandhill Road, c/o The Post Office. Next week's draw will be held in "The Olde Attic" on Sunday 20th May,  at 10:00 pm  and the Jackpot is €3,350. Ballybunion Community Centre & Beale GAA would like to thank everyone for their continued support. BALLYBUNION HEALTH & LEISURE CENTRE New Opening Hours: Mon - Thurs - 7am - 10pm Friday - 7am - 9pm | Saturday - 9am - 8pm Sunday - 10am - 8pm | Bank Holidays 10am - 8pm  We have numerous exercise and fitness classes which include the new Surfset, Hydrobikes, Aqua Aerobics, Spinning, and Circuits.  Swim Lessons for both Adults and Children take place each week and can be booked by contacting reception, for any further information please call Reception on Tel: 0682811 or follow our facebook page Ballybunion Health & Leisure Centre for regular updates. ROSARY AT THE GROTTO AT AHAFONA Rosary at the Grotto at Ahafona will take place every evening at 7 p.m. for month of May CALENDAR OF EVENTS Keep up-to-date with everything that is happening in Ballybunion over the Summer Months. Calendar of Events for Ballybunion 2018 has been Launched. You can collect  your Brochures at the Tourist Office. ECOTREK BALLYBUNION Stroll Through History Ecotrek Ballybunion. Guided walking tours with Danny Houlihan every Sunday starting at Ballybunion Tourist Office at 3.30pm. Tours can be booked by contacting Danny on 087 3539613 or email: BALLYBUNION BY THE SEA LAUNCH The Ballybunion Community Forum have confirmed that Fri May the 18th will be the launch date for their ‘Ballybunion By The Sea’ marketing strategy. Minister of State for Tourism and Sport Brendan Griffin will officially launch the campaign at The Marine Restaurant at 2.30pm WILD ATLANTIC WAY SAND ART The Ballybunion Community Forum have confirmed that Fri May 18th will be the launch date for their ‘Ballybunion By The Sea’ marketing strategy. Minister of State for Tourism and Sport Brendan Griffin will officially launch the campaign. Ballybunion will be hosting the first Wild Atlantic Way Sand Art Event. Four groups of top class, amazing beach artists from around the country are coming to Ballybunion. Artists are coming from Waterford, Cork, Galway and Ballybunion and their talents are amazing. There will also be more details to follow on this. There will be lots going on and it will be brilliant to watch them at work! Sand and Beach artists from around the country are arriving on Tuesday 15th and will be practicing on the beaches each day. On Friday the 18th, from 12.30 to 2.30, they will hold art and hand building of stone towers workshops down on the beach with local primary school children and other community groups. On Saturday 19th, at 12 midday until 5pm the sand art event will take place; with the artists displaying their talented work on the Men's, Ladies and Nuns Beaches. Ballybunion cliff walks have the perfect viewing points for watching the artists at work, and their resulting art Please come along and watch these beautiful exhibitions, before the tide takes them away. It is not to be missed!

MONTHLY WOMEN'S GATHERING This Thursday evening May 17th at the community Centre Ballybunion. Rosarie O’Connor will be holding space for my women's monthly Gathering. This month's theme is passionate heart. . Beautiful meditations connecting with mother earth, thawthorn and heart. . Bring mat and blanket. Cost € 10 only.  Booking essential phone 087-6147359 TEA DANCE The next Tea Dance will be on Sunday May 27th at The Hibernian Bar from 3.00pm to 5.30pm. Music by Matt Dillion, Admission is €5. Everyone welcome. TIDY TOWNS On Friday last, the electrical recycling unit came to Ballybunion and was a great success.  So much so, there was a bit of a traffic jam while vehicles waited to gain access to Supervalu Car Park to avail of the facility.  Huge thanks again to Cormac and Elaine Cahill for allowing the use of the car park. While this was going on at one end of the car park, some Tidy Towns volunteers spent the day at the other end answering questions and giving what advice we could on the correct way to recycle plastic.  We also suggested ways to reduce the amount of plastic used on a daily basis. It is not long now until the National Adjudicators will be around.  Tidy Towns volunteers will be out in force painting, weeding and litter picking, etc.  As the Tidy Towns principle is a community based endeavour it would be great to see locals and businesses out tidying around their own properties.  It is all for the benefit of Ballybunion.  Once again, many thanks for everyone's support. ART AND CRAFT Workshops for Children every Saturday,at the Studio Gallery ,Cinema Lane, Ballybunion. Time. 11am, ages 4 years to 12 years. 2.30 class 4 years to 16 years. Creative Birthday Parties available. 0860664435. Marie BALLYBUNION CALENDAR 2019 Old Photographs regarding Ballybunion are required for the 2019 Ballybunion Calendar. Calendar currently been edited. If any available please contact Luke Kindelan 0861715188 FREE AGFOOD ONLINE TRAINING Free Classes in Ballybunion Learn to: Register with Review, save, print & e-mail herd details Register the birth of an animal Record farm to farm movements Own herd number not required as practice numbers will be supplied. Contact: Rosaleen 085-7714355 CCÉ CLASSES All classes as usual, Music classes on Thursday & Friday Evenings, Step Dancing on Sat mornings. Music Classes are well up & running now. Still plenty time to join. All instruments & all levels catered for. Enquiries  087 9662902.  Last years 1st class 11.3012.20, Last years 2nd class 12.25-1.25pm. Cost €5. Teacher Sean Hanafin, phone 086 1995148. ARD CURAM DAY CARE CENTRE - LISTOWEL Would you like to join a new Choir for over 50's in North Kerry, open to men and women. Starting Monday May 28th, 1.30pm to 2.3 pm. Refreshments will be served. Choir Director: Mary Culloty Please contact Mairead Hanlon on 086 8696341 for information. Hope to see you there! WEIGHT WATCHERS Ballybunion Health & Leisure Centre Every Thursday Call Sandra on 0876718377 BALLYBUNION COMMUNITY CENTRE Discount available for block booking & advance payment. Call 068-27799 / 089-4086723 / email: 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. B087-945

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ballyduff LOTTO DRAW The results of the Ballyduff GAA Club Lotto Draw for Monday May 7th are as follows; The numbers drawn were 8,14, 20 & 21. There was no winner of the €10,600 Jackpot and the following won €50 each: John Dalton & Assumpta Dore, Meadow Lane, Ballyduff Eddie O'Gorman, Listowel. John Joe O'Connor, Lisduff, Ballyheigue TV DRAW: Jeremiah Houlihan, Lacca, Ballyduff. Adam Pierse Bishopscourt, Ballyduff Diarmuid O'Carroll, Benmore, Ballyduff The weekly Lotto Draw takes place on each Monday night and there is €150 added when the Jackpot is not won. You may also play the weekly Lotto on line at BALLYDUFF COMMUNITY GAMES Congratulations to our U11 hurlers who won silver medals in the Kerry Community Games County Finals held in Ballyduff last Sunday 13th May. They played some excellent hurling, beating both Firies and Ardfert/Kilmoyley but were narrowly defeated by Kenmare in extra time in the final. Well done to John Enright and Derek O’ Connor who managed the team. TIDY TOWNS 8 group members travelled to Killarney last Thursday for the finals of the Kerry Community Awards and we were delighted to be presented with a silver award for our mural project. We are busy at the moment planting up barrels and baskets and we hope to place them along the street in the next few weeks. ATHLETICS NEWS St Brendan’s AC athletes had a good 2 days at the Kerry juvenile athletics championships at the weekend. Medals were won in a variety of individual events including walks, sprints, distance events, high jump and medals were also won in the relays. The next big event is the primary schools’ sports on Wednesday evening, May 23 in An Fearann (behind the medical centre in Ardfert). Pupils are asked to be at the venue at 6pm to register. The cost is 2 euro per athlete and the details have already been sent to the schools. See St Brendan’s AC Facebook or blogspot for further details. Training continues at An Fearann at 6.30pm on Wednesdays. Cost is 2 euro and please bring your own bottle of water. Training for adults is being held in Banna Car Park at 7.00pm on Tuesdays. This includes masters. CAUSEWAY CAMOGIE NOTES Camogie training for U8 & U10 girls takes place every Friday from 6.00 to 7.00pm in the astro turf Causeway. Training for U12 & U13 girls takes place every Monday & Thursday in the sports-field Causeway. Girls from all parishes are always very welcome to come along and give it a go. Helmet & hurley will be provided. This is a great way to get your child active & fit while also making new friends. Cost €2. RAMBLERS GOLF SOCIETY Our second outing was held on Saturday last on the Kileen course at Killarney Golf Club. We were blessed with glorious sunshine from start to finish. Twenty six golfers played on the day which included two new members which is great to see. The outing was kindly sponsored by Adams of Tralee and Premier Paving, huge thanks to both companies. Winner of Category A was Mike Mulcahy with 39pts with Eamonn Stack second on 35pts. Category B was won by Cathal White on 33pts while Brian McGrath was runner-up one point behind.Category C honours went to new member Shane O'Sullivan on 32pts with Neilus Slattery second on 27pts. Shane O'Connor won the Front Nine while the Back Nine winner was Kevin McGrath. The Ramblers next outing is Mark Condon's Captain's Prize on Saturday June 23rd at Kenmare Golf Club. CARD RESULTS The results of the “41” Card Drive held at McHale's Stretford End Bar, Causeway on Monday May 7th are as follows 1st – Mike O'Keeffe 2nd – Danny Guerin & Catherine McHale. 3rd – Mike Quille & Billy Horgan TABLE PRIZES: Maurice Guerin & Peggy Carroll. Marie & Dan McCarthy The “41” Card Drive continues on each Monday night commencing at 10.00pm sharp. Admission is €5 with prizes for 1st, 2nd & 3rd and table prizes on games 14 & 15. All welcome. NEWS FROM BUDS Bud's Family & Community Centre Contact Opening Hours 9.00am – 5.00pm Tel: 066 7148883 Fax: 066 7148895. Email: Facebook/Buds Ballyduff Buddies Creche & Childcare Centre Opening Hours 7.30am – 6.00pm


Tel: 066 7148212 Facebook/Buddies childcare Bud's Information Hub has also been included, for visitors and local community to avail of general information and to highlight what's happening in their area with Notice Boards etc Meals On Wheels - Our Meals on Wheels service is continually expanding, adding on new routes and clients. This service operates from Monday to Friday. Our fuel for running the service is being kindly sponsored by Traffic-Cam (Mike Deenihan, Ballinclogher, Lixnaw.) Buddies Community Crèche & Childcare Centre is operated by a team of qualified, experienced and professional staff; offering full time and part time places to children aged from four months to twelve years.We currently have 90 children attending daily,covering all aspects of childcare, 51 weeks a year. The centre is open from 7.30am to 6.00pm Breakfast club 7.30am – 9.00am, After-school club 2.00pm – 6.00pm, Childcare Service Babies,Wobblier,Toddler Crèche. 1 Year Preschool & 2 Preschool both participate in the ECCE scheme which offers preschool services free of charge to parents. There are places still available in this scheme for next year. Please contact Elaine or Laura on (066)7148212 for further information. GLOW GROUP GLOW Women's group are hosting a Coffee Morning 11am to 1pm & Evening 7pm to 9pm , at An Tóchar Adult Education Centre on Monday 21st May. The proceeds will go to the Palliative Care Department at Kerry University Hospital. Please come along & support and bring a friend or two! BALLYDUFF MEN'S SHED One of the main projects we work closely with is Ballyduff Men's Shed, supporting them in the implementation of new initiatives, as well as hosting their Breakfast Club every Friday in our Cafe. One such initiative is the ‘Ballyduff Men’s Shed Poly-tunnel Project,’ which consists of the purchase and construction of a large Poly-tunnel. The Men’s Shed are always seeking new members to join. COISTE NA NÓG U10 - The U10 footballers headed to Tarbert on Tuesday night for a blitz. Ballyduff were able to field two teams, who played three games each. All players really enjoyed their games and were delighted to put their footballing skills to practise. U12 - The U12 hurlers were away to Crotta on Friday night, the hosts proved too strong and at the final whistle it was Crotta that came out on top. U14 - All roads led to Abbeydorney on the May Bank Holiday Monday for the Hurling Feile finals. Having already overcome Lixnaw and Crotta in the qualifiers, Ballyduff were contesting the A Final against Kenmare/Kilgarvan who had topped the other group qualifiers. The Ballyduff boys opened the scoring against their opponents and treated the spectators to a great display of skill and enthusiasm over the next forty minutes to ensure a comfortable win. This U14 team have great heart and commitment and we wish them well when they head to Galway on June 8th to 10th. A lot of the U14 hurlers were back in action on Wednesday when they travelled to Milltown/ Castlemaine. The efforts of Monday had taken its toll and although they battled until the end, they were beaten on the night. They now face Knock/Brosna/Duagh in the League semifinal on Wed night at home. U16 – The hurlers faced Kenmare/Kilgarvan in Austin Stacks Park on Sunday  evening in the League semi-final.    An early goal from Kenmare Kilgarvan put them in front early in the first half and it looked like Ballyduff would have a battle on their hands. However the experience of this team showed and they settled in to a comfortable lead, eventually winning 0-19 to 2-4. They now face Ballyheigue in the final. BALLYDUFF GAA NEWS Minor Football: Ballyduff Minor footballers suffered defeat in the final of County Minor Football League Division 6 at Kerins O'Rahillys pitch, Tralee  on Friday  evening last. They went down to a strong Castlgregory team. Well done to the players and management as at the start of the year we thought we would be unable to field a team so reaching the final surpassed all expectations for this young team Senior Football: Our Senior footballers overcame an understrength Sneem/Derrynane side at Ballyduff on Saturday evening last to climb to joint top spot in the County League Division 5 Group B. The team lined out as follows; Seán Browne; Thomas Slattery, Ben Tobin; Darren O'Connor, Paddy Moran, Michael Hussey; Paud Costello, Paul O'Carroll; Johnny O'Regan, Anthony O'Carroll, Chris White; David Goulding, Barry O'Grady. SUBS: Pádraig Slattery, Aidan O'Carroll, John Hussey & John Paul Leahy Next game v Dingle B in Dingle on wkend May 27th/28th full details later.

moyvane Contact: MARIAN HALL BLOTTO There was no winner of last Thursday night's Jackpot. The winning numbers were 15 25 26 30. Lucky Dips: €100: Joan Fitzgibbon, Templeglantine. €50: Emer & Ronin Kidney, Limerick. €20 each: Siobhan Dunworth, Templeglantine. Noreen Lynch (Cassie), Woodgrove, Moyvane. Claire Clancy, Dromin, Listowel. Peg Kiely, c/o Madigan's Bus. Joe & Noreen Lynch, Woodgrove, Moyvane. Free Tickets: Breda & Margaret, Tidy Towns, Listowel. Agatha Barrett, Athea. Michael & Noirin Wrenn, Carlow. Mary Murphy, Templeglantine. Colm Curtin, c/o Aunty Trish. This Thursday night's draw will be held at Bingo in The Marian Hall and the Jackpot is €6,500. BADMINTON Congratulations to Moyvanes Division 2 Mixed Team on winning silver in the All Ireland Grade E Mixed Finals in Limerick last Sunday. Team: Donnacha Moloney, Donie Enright, Timmy Noonan, John Mulvihill, Helen Brown, Denise Collins, Amanda Carmody, and Carmel Hudson. Great achievement! Well done to all. Thanks also to all the supporters who travelled on the day. MOYVANE GAA CLUB LOTTO There was no winner of this week's Jackpot of €7,500. Numbers drawn were 5, 12, 19 and 31. Lucky Dips of €40.00 each: Daniel McEldowney, Gale Bridge, Willie Nolan, Athea, Maurice Kearney, Kilbaha, Brian Stack, Glin Road and Hannah Enright, Enright’s Bar. Next week's Jackpot is €7,600 and the draw will be held in Kearney's Bar on Sunday, May 20th at 10.00pm SENIOR RESULTS: Moyvane lost to Duagh in Rd 4 of the Senior County League Div 5B on Saturday last on a final score of Moyvane 0-7, Duagh 4-16. MINOR RESULTS: Moyvane/Tarbert lost to Sneem/Derrynane/ Templenoe in the Minor County League Group 5 Semi Final on a final score of Moyvane/Tarbert 2-4, Sneem/Derrynane/Templenoe 4-11. ARD CURAM DAY CARE CENTRE - LISTOWEL Would you like to join a new Choir for over 50's in North Kerry, open to men and women. Starting Monday May 28th, 1.30 pm to 2.30 pm. Refreshments will be served. Choir Director: Mary Culloty Please contact Mairead Hanlon on 086 8696341 for information. Hope to see you there! MICHAEL ENGLISH CONCERT A good response last week to the sale of tickets. Please note tickets are available from Holly’s Gala, Mary at the Post Office, Stack Butchers, Hannah Enright, Bobby Stack. There is a special number in operation from 10am to 7pm daily if you wish to purchase or reserve tickets. The number is 085/8110770. Very many thanks to all who are helping with the ticket sales. There will be a super raffle on the night with exquisite prizes. Full details in next week’s newsletter. PRESENTATION SECONDARY SCHOOL LISTOWEL is turning 75! They are looking for past pupils, stories and photographs (which will be scanned and returned). Please join them for a media day on Friday, May 18 at 2.00pm ahead of the publication of the book in the Autumn. MASSES FOR THE WEEK CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION, MOYVANE: Wednesday, May 16 Mass at 10.00am for Tess Ryan (recently deceased). Thursday, May 17 Anniversary Mass at 7.30pm for James & Mary Kennelly, Kilbaha. Saturday, May 19 Mass at 7.30pm for Maud Carmody nee Kissane, Meen, Listowel. (recently deceased) Sunday, May 20 Mass at 11.00am for Deceased members of the Carmody, Ahalahana. CHURCH OF CORPUS CHRISTI, KNOCKANURE: Friday, May 18 Month's Mind Mass at 8.30pm for Teresa Kennelly, Lisaniskea, Kilmorna. (Please note the time) Sunday, May 20 Mass at 10.00am for Nancy, Jack, Josie & Ruby McMahon, Kilmorna & USA.

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from 5.30pm onwards, weather permitting. All adult help would be appreciated.

CE SCHEME JOB VACANCY Tarbert Bridewell coffee shop and Heritage centre have an opening for a Heritage assistant. The main requirement is to be willing to work as part of a team and to be available to work according to an arranged roster as flexibility will be required. This is a CE scheme position and CE rates will apply. To see if you are eligible and if you would like to discuss this further please contact Jim O'Connor or Jackie Kissane on 068 43824 or or just drop your CV or note of interest into the Bridewell. Male and Female are welcome to apply !

DUAGH GAA LOTTO RESULTS No jackpot winner of €7,200 on 14th May Numbers drawn 5, 19, 23, 27 Bridget Donegan Creggane €20 to: Pá Foley c/o Sheehy Ins. Staff Duagh Family Centre Mairéad Broderick Kilcara Thomas Doyle Knocknagoshel

LACCA GROTTO ROSARY Every Friday for the month of May @ 8.00pm. Everyone welcome

O’RAHILLY G.A.A. CLUB Weekly Lotto Jackpot €5000. Numbers Drawn 12, 14, 16, 23. No Winner. Lucky Dips €20, Brendan Bambury Rusheen, Mary Barrett Rusheen, Deirdre O'Neill Tullahinell. Three Free Tickets James McNamara Ahanagran. Bar Prize P.J. Mulvihill. Thank you for your continued Support.

5 x 5 frees to: Dan Carmody Meenanare Staff Duagh Family Centre Ann Brosnan Coolagown Rose and Mary c/o O Briens Emily Fealy. Sellers prize Maurice Dowling. Next week's jackpot €7300 with draw at Jim's Bar Monday night at 9.30pm.  

BRIGHT SPARKS MONTESSORI Enrolment for September 2018 – June 2019. Information for parents; There is only one enrolment for the ECCE Scheme (Free Pre-School Year) this year, the criteria for this is that your child is 2 years and 8 months in September. Book now to avoid disappointment. Call Marie on 087 3290908 CHURCH NOTICES The following are the Notices for St Michael of the Archangel for this coming week: Reader’s for Saturday 19th May: Martin Murphy. Sunday 20th May: Micheál Moriarty. Church & Sanctuary: Carmel Mahony, Ann Fitzgerald & Margaret Flavin. Eucharistic Ministers for May: Saturday Vigil Mass 7.00pm: Michael Barrett, Margaret Flavin and Ann Fitzgerald. Sunday 10.30am: Teresa Kennelly, Ann Lanigan. Counters for May: Jose Deenihan, Tommy Moriarty, Áine Uí Choncubhair. Altar Servers for May: Saturday 7.00pm: Maurice Flavin. Sunday 10.30am: Abbie Collins, Clodagh Heaphy. Church and Sanctuary this week: Breda Enright, Aileen Wren, Mary Burke and Mary Moroney Parish Office: The Parish Secretaries Office at the Presbytery will be open on Tuesdays from 9 to 11am, Wednesdays from 9am to 1pm and on Fridays from 9 to11.30am where mass Bookings, Baptismal Bookings and Wedding Bookings can be made. House Calls: If anyone who is sick or housebound would like Fr. Pádraig to call to them at home please contact the office at (068) 43110. Date to Remember: Pentecost Sunday: Next Sunday is Pentecost Sunday and is fifty days after Easter. (The Holy Spirit comes down on the Apostles). Feast of St. Brendan: Today Wednesday is the Feast of St. Brendan, Patron Saint of the Diocese of Kerry. Rosary: will be said every night at the Grotto for the month of May. TIDY TOWNS Please Note that the Judges for the National Tidy Towns 2018 Competition will be making the first of a number of visits to the Community very shortly and the Local Tidy Towns Committee are seeking everybody’s help and support in ensuring that our Community is looking its best. The Competition officially begins on the first Week-end in June and the National Judges call unannounced at various times throughout that particular time. So the appeal to everybody is to get out there and give the House a lick of paint if required, ensure there are no weeds around, window and hanging baskets etc would be of huge help in ensuring we can maintain and hopefully improve our position in the markings ratings with a strong view of increasing our marks in recent years. Please help this wonderful voluntary organisation who is working so hard for all our benefit. By the way the hard working committee gets together every Tuesday evening and would be grateful if more people would join them in lending a hand to do various work around the community your help is greatly acquired. So if you can spare even 1 hour on a Tuesday evening over the next few weeks it would be greatly appreciated. RAS TAILTEANN There will be huge excitement in all of the Village’s along the Shannon Estuary coastline on Tuesday next May 22nd as The Annual 8 Day International Cycling event will see the cyclists compete in stage 3 of this year’s event which will start in Tipperary and wind its way all along the Limerick North Kerry Shannon Estuary shoreline in route to the stage finish in Listowel. The Cyclists and Race Organisers and Officials are due to be entering Ballylongford in or around 12.45pm (Approx) on Tuesday afternoon in route to Ballybunion via Asdee. This is a major event and will create not alone local and National audience but will have a big International interest also. Eugene Moriarty is one of the most experienced Irish riders competing in this his 21st Ras Tailteann Race.The Listowel man, who lives and works in the Netherlands, has very strong Ballylongford connections as his late grandfather Eugene (Gene) R.I.P. was born and reared in Mortra before moving to Listowel where the family continue to run a very successful Electrical Contracting business G Moriarty and Sons Electrical Contractors. His Grandfather Gene was an avid competitive cyclist as well with many accolades to his name. He was a lifelong GAA man and keen supporter of all sports. Eugene was earlier this year appointed as a Director to the Board of Cycling Ireland, he has the sport in his blood and Irish cycling's best interests in his heart and wouldn’t it richly deserved if he should win the stage in his home town. We wish him and all his family the very best. So if you wish to witness this historic event why not assemble in or around the Well Street, Bridge Street area for a historic occasion.

LYREACROMPANE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT 13th May - Jackpot € 5,450 - Num Drawn 7, 12, 15, 23 - No winner €35 Kevin Somers €20 Mary Ann Haigh Free Ticket Winners: Mary & Billy Nolan. Sean Enright x 2 Eileen Enright Clahane Next week's Jackpot € 5,600 Lyreacrompane Community Development thank you for your continued support. DUAGH GRAVEYARD COMMITTEE The next cutting of the Graveyard is scheduled for Thursday May 24th

athea or text on 086 2247408. ATHEA COMMUNITY COUNCIL LOTTO Lucky Numbers Draw, Tuesday May 8, 2018. Numbers Drawn:1, 3, 10, 18. There was no winner. Lucky Dips €20 each: Noel Barry, Cratloe, Josie Nolan, Markievicz Park, The Cummanes, c/o Francie Flavin, Suzanne Costello, Pallas Foods. Sellers Prizes: L. Fitzgerald & Breda Sweeney. Entrants to draw for €200 at end of month, Katie O’Sullivan, Pallas Foods, Timmy & Trish, Hillside Drive. Next Draw: Tuesday May 15, 2018. Venue: Collins’ Bar. Jackpot: €3,100. RECENT DEATH The death has occurred of Seanie Quinn, Templeathea, Athea. Predeceased by his parents Jack Anthony & Joan, brothers Jim & Brian, brother in law Sean Kiely (Limerick). Sympathy is extended to his sisters Peg & Mary, brother Tim, brother-in-law Paddy O’Sullivan (Carrigkerry), sister-in-law Christina (Shanagolden), nephews, nieces, grandnephews, grandnieces, cousins, other relatives, kind neighbours and a very large circle of friends. May he Rest In Peace. ATHEA UTD The results of our weekly lottery draw for Monday, May 14 are as follows - Jackpot was €11200. Numbers drawn 2, 3, 23, 27. No Jackpot

GIVE BLOOD Did you know that only 8% of the population have O Negative blood type and this is the universal donor type? We are running low on O Negative blood type this week, if you can visit your local clinic and bring a friend; all other blood types are also welcome! Upcoming Blood Donation Clinics Listowel Arms Hotel: Tuesday 22/5 and Wed 23/5 from 5pm to 8pm. THE IRISH CANCER SOCIETY The Irish Cancer Society operates a free transport service for patients attending hospital for chemotherapy treatment. Volunteer Drivers pick the patient up at the door of their home, drop them at the hospital door and then when finished treatment, will pick them up and drop them home. Volunteer expenses are paid. Patients wishing to avail of this free service should contact their healthcare professional, visit the Society’s website at or contact the Irish Cancer Society for more information on 01 2310 522. ARD CURAM DAY CARE CENTRE - LISTOWEL Would you like to join a new Choir for over 50's in North Kerry, open to men and women. Starting Monday May 28th, 1.30 pm to 2.30 pm. Refreshments will be served. Choir Director: Mary Culloty Please contact Mairead Hanlon on 086 8696341 for information. Hope to see you there!

Winner. Lucky dips to the following – Tom Stackpoole, Athea. Chloe Barrett, Listowel. Mary Hayes, NCW. Domhnall De Barra, Athea. May McCarthy, Listowel. Sellers Mgt Reidy & Pat Hayes. New jackpot €11300 at JP’s on Monday, May 21 Fixtures: Sunday, May 20 Junior As away to Broadford Utd A at 11.30am Junior Bs home to Broadford Utd B at 2.30am.  CHURCH NEWS Saturday 19 and Sunday 20, May. Readers:   7.30pm, D. O’Riordan. 10.30am, M. Carroll. Junior Readers: 7.30pm, Rory Cleary 10.30am, Ryan Woulfe. Eucharistic Ministers: 7.30pm, M. Enright, M.O'Donoghue. 10.30am, Siobhan Barrett, C.Woulfe. Servers: 7.30pm, E. O’Sullivan, K. Enright, R. O’Connor.  11.00am, A. Sheahan, T. Ahern, E. Curry. Church basket collectors: 7.30pm, Gretta Enright / Páraig Enright. Anniversary Masses Friday May 18, 7.30pm. Jack, Ita and Denis Collins, Sr. Hilda Collins Saturday May 19, 7.30pm. Tim Tierney, John Byrne, Mary and Dan Enright. Sunday May 20, 10.30am. Denny Barrett, Mary and Mossie Brown. Denny, Mike and Nellie Mullane. Tuesday May 22, 7.30pm. Maureen Enright.

ARD CURAM DAY CARE CENTRE - LISTOWEL Would you like to join a new Choir for over 50's in North Kerry, open to men and women. Starting Monday May 28th, 1.30 pm to 2.30 pm. Refreshments will be served.

2nd class children in Asdee National School who received their First Holy Communion on Saturday 12th May with Fr. Kennelly & teachers Michelle Sheehy & Deborah O’ Flaherty

Choir Director: Mary Culloty Please contact Mairead Hanlon on 086 8696341 for information. Hope to see you there!

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St.Treasa's National Kilflynn boys team pictured at the Allianz Cumann Na mBunscol Gaa/Into Mini Sevens in The Tom Healy Memorial Grounds on Thursday 10th May. Photo Mike Parker

Well done to the u13 Lios Tuathail AC girls who competed in the County Athletics last weekend

Kilconly NS First Holy Communion Class at Ballybunion Church. Photo by Francis J. Bennett

Jimmy Deenihan welcomes 6th class at Dromclough NS, and teachers Mrs. Greaney, Mr. Stack and Ms. Harmon, to Finuge as they survey the village for an upcoming school project

Ballyduff U11 hurlers who won silver medals in the Kerry Community Games County Finals held in Ballyduff on Sunday

Brody Mulvihill celebrating his 1st Holy Communion at Ballybunion Church with his sisters Summer, Daisy & Penny. Photo by Francis J. Bennett


Listowel men at the Kingdom County Fair were John O Connor and Tim Heffernan. Photo Moss Joe Browne

LJ Horan from Moyvane received his First Holy Communion in Knockanure Church on May 12th. In photo are parents John & Eileen & sister Dawn

Congratulations to the Moyvane Division 2 Mixed Badminton Team on winning silver in the All Ireland Grade E Mixed Finals. Games were very close. Great achievement! Well done to all

Congratulations to the Lios Tuathail AC boys u13 on winning gold at the County Athletics last Saturday

Enjoying the sunshine and atmosphere at the Kingdom County Fair in Tralee on Sunday were Teresa Walsh Ahabeg, Lixnaw and Pat Sugrue Causeway. Photo Moss Joe Browne

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Book of The Week in association with

Woulfes Bookshop Listowel’s only Dedicated Bookshop Church St, Listowel - T. 068 21021 // follow us on facebook

property: A collection

Well done to Listowel Celtic u12's who recently won this season’s Division 1

by Lionel Shriver This landmark publication, the first collection of stories from a master of the form, explores the idea of "property" in both senses of the word: real estate, and stuff. These sharp, brilliantly imaginative pieces illustrate how our possessions act as proxies for ourselves, and how tussles over ownership articulate the power dynamics of our relationships. In Shriver’s world, we may possess people and objects and places, but in turn they possess us. In the stunning novella “The Standing Chandelier” (‘a brutal treat’: Daily Mail), a woman with a history of attracting other women’s antagonism creates a deeply personal wedding present for her best friend and his wife-to-be. In “Domestic Terrorism,” a thirty-something son refuses to leave home, resulting in a standoff that renders him a Millennial cause célèbre. In “The ChapStick,” a middle-aged man subjugated by service to his elderly father discovers that the last place you should finally assert yourself is airport security. In “Vermin,” an artistic Brooklyn couple’s purchase of a ramshackle house destroys their once passionate relationship. In “The Subletter,” two women, both foreign conflict junkies, fight over claim to a territory that doesn’t belong to either.

On Tues Sinn Féin MEP Liadh Ní Riada, Deputy Martin Ferris TD & Councillor Robert Beasley visited Ballyheigue to assess the impact of coastal erosion and also to discuss the recent flooding issues. Also in photograph is Cathaoirleach of local Sinn Féin Cumann, Risteárd Ó Fuaráin St Josephs u14 Basketball team receiving their Div 2 County Medals and Sheild recently in the Meadowlands Hotel Tralee

This immensely readable collection showcases the biting insight that has made Lionel Shriver one of the most acclaimed authors of our time, described by the Sunday Times as ‘a brilliant writer’ with ‘a strong, clear and strangely seductive voice’.


Leading Kerry business featured in Sean Gallagher’s new book Kerry based company Dairymaster was one of the forty-six leading Irish businesses featured in Sean Gallagher’s new book - Secrets to Success: Inspiring Stories from Leading Entrepreneurs.

Listowel Celtic Youths enjoying their end of season meal in Casa Mia Restaurant on Thursday 10th May

In the book local entrepreneur, Edmond Harty shared his inspiring insights in about how his business used innovative technologies to make life easier and more sustainable for farmers the world over. His contribution to the economy was acknowledged at the official launch at The Round Room in The Mansion House by Sean Gallagher and Heather Humphreys T.D., Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation. In his talk, delivered to 500 business and community leaders at the launch, Sean Gallagher spoke passionately about the need to celebrate and support Irish entrepreneurs, ‘While I am a supporter of the IDA and foreign direct investment, it frustrates me when I travel around the country speaking in schools, to discover that our young peoples’ business heroes are international icons such as Richard Branson and Bill Gates. What about all the local business owners in their community? or the great Irish entrepreneurs who are building global companies? There is little awareness or recognition of these “unsung” heroes at home. Yet, it is these very business owners who are creating jobs for Irish people in areas multi nationals never can.’ Secrets to Success: Inspiring Stories from Leading Entrepreneurs is based on interviews carried out with entrepreneurs from all sectors of business over the past five years. Other businesses featured include: Avoca, One4All, DoneDeal, Glenilen Farm, Tour America, Louis Copeland, Clonakilty, Nightline, Netwatch, Kellys Resort, Flahavans, Tayto Park. The book has been endorsed by thirty national and international leading entrepreneurs and authors including Jack Canfield, best-selling author of Chicken Soup for the Soul, Brian Tracy, international speaker, New York Times best-selling author and Keith Ferrazzi, chairman of Ferrazzi Greenlight and New York Times best-selling author. Published by Mercier Press, this book is available nationwide.


Gracie O' Sullivan celebrating her First Holy Communion with family & friends at Ballybunion Church. Photo by Francis J. Bennett

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Presentation Secondary School girls who were winners of the North Munster 100m event at an Ríocht Castleisland on Thursday 10th May

Group from Listowel who took part in The Great Limerick Run recently

Pictured at the IRA monument at Kilmaney Kilmorna are Liam Doody & Liz Keane who gave a lease of life to it. Missing from photo is Tony Keane. The monument is a memorial to Vice Captain Micheal Galvin of the Republican Army who died on the 7th April 1921 (RIP)

Jamie O’Connor, Donnacha Woods and Gavin O’Connor from Knockanure who took part in ‘The Zoe Cycle’ last Sunday in Abbeyfeale

Harry Reidy, Barry O'Leary and John Carmody who all won medals at Listowel Community Games annual athletics night

Congrats to the Lios Tuathail AC boys and girls u9 relay teams who both won gold at the Co. Athletics competition over the weekend

Very happy U8 Emmets girls enjoying training last Saturday morning

Emma Long who received her Holy Communion in Lyreacrompane Church on the 13th May


Enjoying a fabulous day out at Kingdom County Fair in Tralee on Sunday were the Dalton family Michelle, Joseph, Andrew and Joe from Ballyduff. Photo Moss Joe Browne

St.Treasa's National School Kilflynn Camogie team and their teacher Ms Alanna Moriarty pictured at the Allianz Cumann Na mBunscol Gaa/Into Mini Sevens in The Tom Healy Memorial Grounds on Thursday 10th May. Photo Mike Parker

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Making the trip from Causeway for the Kingdom County Fair in Tralee on Sunday were Eddie Whyte with his daughter Tara and granddaughter Chloe. Photo Moss Joe Browne

Pictured at the Launch of the Sensory Garden at Listowel Family Resource Centre last week

Happy show jumpers from Streamside Stables in Moyvane who competed at the Kerry County Fair last Sunday

Ballylongford Resident and Liverpool Football Club superfan Charles Fitzell visited his beloved Anfield to see his hereos complete a convincing 4-0 victory over Brighton in their final Premier League game of the season on Sunday

Finuge under 8's who played in the Go Games blitz in Ballybunion on Sunday last. Photos by Liam Kelly

Ballybunion Scoil Iosagain First Holy Communion Class. Photo by Francis J. Bennett

Oisin Blake with friends & family celebrating his First Holy Communion at Ballybunion Church. Photo by Francis J. Bennett


Michael Andrew Beazley celebrating his First Communion in Listowel with family and friends. Photo by Frank Bennett 068 28954

Congrats to St. Vincent de Paul Bingo winner of â‚Ź3,100 Bridget Canavan, Duagh pictured with St. V de Paul members Helena Carmody & Hannah Mulvihill

Congratulations to Holly who made her First Holy Communion recently at Ballydonoghue Church. L-R: Cian, Abbie, Holly, Shay with parents Tommy & Marie Walsh. Photo By jkphotography

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Our 41 Card Drive takes place every Wed night at 9pm in the Clubhouse. New players are always welcome so please come along and bring a friend. County Minor League Div 3A - Semi-Final: Churchill 3-09 V Emmets 2-07 Our minors put up a great fight on Friday night last against a strong Churchill side but came up short after a spirited performance from all involved. Huge thanks to everyone who came along to support the team on the night and throughout the campaign. These are a great bunch of young lads and will be back! County Senior League Div 2 - Round 4: Ballymacelligott 3-14 V Emmets 1-11 Similar to our last County League game our Seniors had the upper hand for the first 30 minutes and went in at half-time a point up but just couldn't keep Ballymac at bay for the second half. David Keane had a fine opening 30 minutes hitting 1-02, the goal coming after some excellent work by Cathal Keane and Maurice Whelan while Vinny Horan and Aidan Breen kept the home side in touch with some excellent scores throughout. Conor Cox fired over his third point of the afternoon to put Emmets two in front just after the break but Ballymac really upped their performance soon after, getting to grip with Noel Kennelly's influence out around the middle and really making hay counterattacking at every opportunity. To Listowel's credit they never gave up and fought all the way to the finish but the home side were not to be denied and had some good performers all over the field with Eanna Reidy, Shane Reilly and Vinny Horan all showing well. Emmets are in a tough position now in Division 2 and will need to start getting results sooner rather than later. Best for Listowel were Niall Collins, Cormac Mulvihill, David Keane and Noel Kennelly. Emmets: S Quinn, D Broderick, N Collins 0-01, D Leahy, G McCarthy, C Mulvihill, C Keane, JJ Grimes, C Cox 0-04, D Halpin (G Tarrant), M Whelan, D Keane 1-02, S Tarrant 0-03, N Kennelly 0-01 , Lorcan Moloney (T Melvin)

expected the visitors responded but a strong defensive showing from Danny Breen Tieran Pierce, Robbie Foley, Brodie Stack and Thomas Kelly gave Kieran great protection. We were rarely troubled in the second half, in fact Celtic looked the more likely team to score again with Sean Keane, Jack Carty, Niall Horgan and Jayden McElligott all going close and with Darragh Hudson spraying the ball around for fun Celtic comfortably held on for the victory in their last game of the season. In a season where the boys can be proud of themselves and their performances, player of the season for us must be Jack O' Keeffe who game after game was a ten out of ten. We would like to wish Niall Horgan a speedy recovery from an injury picked up late in the game. Team: Kieran Mackessy, Danny Breen, Brodie Stack, Tiernan Pierce, Robbie Foley, David Harris, Thomas Kelly, Jayden McElligott, Niall Horgan, Jack O' Keeffe, Sean Keane, Darragh Hudson, Jack Carty. A fantastic finish to the season for our boys. The Club would like to thank Manager Chris Lyons and all that helped him throughout the season. Well done Chris ! A big thanks to all Parents who brought kids to training/games all season and thanks for supporting us home and away. Already looking forward to next season ! Friday 18th May Under 15 Division 1 - 7.00 Listowel Celtic V  Ballyhar Senior Ladies - 7.15 Listowel Celtic  V  Ballylanders Anyone interested in joining senior ladies team, can contact Dominic Scanlon Saturday 19th May: Under 13 Cup Semi Final 10.30 Listowel Celtic  V  Killarney Celtic Best of luck to all teams in action this weekend

County Junior League Group 4 - Round 1: Emmets B V Ardfert B Friday, May 18th - Venue: Frank Sheehy Park - Time: 7.30pm

Our Youths had their end of season meal on Thur 10th May in Casa Mia Restaurant. A great night was had by all. Well done to manager Mark Loughnane who has trained these lads since their days in the academy. Exciting times lie ahead as these lads make the step up to senior soccer for the club.

County Senior League Div 2 - Round 5: Na Gaeil V Emmets Saturday, May 26th - Venue: Killeen (Na Gaeil) - Time: 7pm.



On next Friday evening , Senior Kerry team nutritionist Kevin Beasley will be in the clubhouse to talk about all things nutrition and football. This is a great opportunity for both coaches /parents/ players to gain a greater understanding of how to get the most out of our diet to maximize energy and efficiency on the pitch. All are welcome. Friday 18th May 7.30 Emmets clubhouse. Please spread the word so that we have a full house for this fantastic opportunity for all. Emmets Ladies Football Club having a Used Clothes Collection Saturday 19 May. Please support with a clean out of  clothes, shoes, belts, towels, curtains, bed linen (no duvets/pillows). Bags can be dropped to Emmets Clubhouse Sat 19 May between 10am - 4pm. We greatly appreciate your support with this fundraising event. Any queries please contact 087 784 9759 Our U 14s travelled to Lispole last Sunday afternoon to play Corca Dhuibhne, some outstanding performances all over the pitch from our girls, an easy victory in the end. Well done Ladies !!


Draw 14/05/18 - Numbers Drawn 1-16-19-26 Jackpot €1,700 not won Lucky Dip Winners €40-Mairead O'Sullivan, College Lawn €40-Martin Scanlon,C oolaclarrig €20-Darren Enright, Cahirdown €20-Mike Galvin c/o Christys €20-Maeve O'Leary, Six Crosses €20-Sean Mahony, Coolaclarrig €20-Jack Chute, Ballygologue Park €20-Mary Murphy (Promoter) Match 3: Assumpta Mahony, Coolaclarrig. Duffer & Kyle Curran Pat Griffin, Coolkeragh. Helen Culhane, Glin Next Draw 21/05/18 at Shebeen - Jackpot €1,800 Under 14 Division 2: Listowel Celtic B 1 -v- 0 Castleisland Our boys rounded off their season in style at Pat Kennedy Park on Saturday last with a fine victory against a Castleisland side who were still in the hunt for the title but once again our boys showed no regard for reputations and starting strongly with midfield trio of Niall Horgan, Jack O'Keeffe and Jayden McElligott winning the tackles and controlling the play, ably assisted by hard working wingers Thomas Kelly and David Harris. First chance of the game fell to Sean Keane after 10 mins who shot narrowly wide. Next up was a 30 yarder from Jack O' Keeffe which narrowly went over the bar. Castleisland had their first real effort after 25 mins but a combination of a block from Brodie Stack and keeper supreme Kieran Mackessy kept the score line at 0-0 at the break. Within a minute of the restart Celtic had taken the lead when a Kieran Mackessy clearance and a flick from Sean Keane found Jack Carty who struck with his left leg into the corner of the net to give Celtic a deserved lead. As

Kerry Athletics T&F Championships: Lios Tuathail A.C. for the third year in a row won best athletic club at the Kerry T&F championships with a total of 216 points, from Tralee Harriers in second with 156 points. Overall, the club was very impressive at all age groups with over 90 athletes showcasing the variety of talent in our club. A big feature was the increase of medals this year in field events such as High Jump, Javelin, Shot, Discuss and hammer where we brought home 35 medals in total. On the track, we bagged in total 32 individual medals and we really blew away the opposition in the relays with 2 to 3 teams across some age groups. Outside of relays, the athletes brought home a whopping 22 Gold medals, 20 Silver medals and 25 Bronze individual medals. Success is no accident. The club success is driven by the coaches through hard work, perseverance, learning, and most of all, love for the sport. A big thank you to the parents for your fantastic support, help throughout the weekend and dedication to the club. Finally, to the fruits of the club, our talented athletes who has represented the club with pride and passion and are a joy to work with. Well done to all athletes who took part, no matter of the result. Keep up the good work and your reward will come with patience and belief. North Munster Schools: We had some fantastic results at the North Munster schools last week. The following club athletes qualified for the Munster schools: Louis oConnell double silver medals in Minor Boys 100m & 200m, Padraig McCarthy Gold in Discuss & Silver Minor Shot, Sean oMahony Gold in Junior 100m & Long Jump. In the Triple Jump, our club athletes took 1st, 2nd & 3rd. Well done to Michael Tony, Ben Sheehan and Nathan Wright. Muireann McElligott won gold in the Minor Long Jump and Bronze in the 100m. Emily Pierse won Silver Senior 1500m. Pres Listowel Minor Girl relay team won Gold which consisted of Muireann McElligott, Etain oCallaghan, Sinead Shanahan, Sinead Lynch and Aisling Leahy. Best of luck in the Munster Finals. Local Primary School: Our local primary schools for all schools in North Kerry will take place on Thursday 24th May in Listowel Emmets GAA field. Please keep this date in mind. Coaching: There will be an ‘Assistant Coaching Course’ on the 20th of May at the An Riocht Track in Castleisland. This is an excellent course for all coaches working with athletes of all ages. Anyone interested, please leave Brendan known. Sat 19th May: Munster Schools Track & Field, Castleisland Sat 3rd/4th June: U9-U13 Munster T&F Championship in Ennis Sat 9th June: U9-U11 Munster Team Games, Castleisland Sun 10th June: Munster Senior, Junior and Masters T&F, Castleisland Sat 16th/17th June: U9-U13 Munster T&F Championship in Ennis Sat 23rd/24th June: Community Games County Finals, Castleisland.


Ballylongford Gaa Weekly Lotto Draw - Jackpot €5000 Numbers Drawn - No Winner Lucky Dips €20: Brendan Bambury Rusheen Mary Barrett Rusheen. Deirdre O'Neill Tullahinell Three Free Tickets James McNamara Ahanagran Bar Prize P.J.Mulvihill Thank you for your Support

Senior County League: Ballylongford 0-5 -v- Gneeveguilla 1-14. Gneeveguilla travelled to O'Rahilly Park on Saturday evening with a large group of supporters and collected the two points on offer which puts them back on top of the table. They had the advantage of the wind in the first half and were three points ahead within the first five minutes with Con Brosnan prominent for the visitors. Ballylongford came more into the game and were within a point of their opponents at the end of the first quarter with the scores coming from Ciaran O'Connor and Jeremiah Tydings. A turnover on the half way line was quickly moved upfield and Con Brosnan found the net for Gneeveguilla to further extend their lead by the twenty minute mark. The same player added another point before halftime,with Ciaran O'Connor responding a point for Ballylongford leaving the halftime score. Ballylongford 0-4 Gneeveguilla 1-5. The second half was pretty much a one sided affair as Gneeveguilla outscored the home side nine points to one kicking over some fine points in the process and they could have added to their tally but Padraig O'Connor failed to convert a penalty in the 25th minute. Ballylongford will be at home to Skellig Rangers on the weekend of the 27th. Ballylongford Team: Kenneth Tydings. Sean Carmody. Stephen Foley. Padraig O’Neill. Matt Connor. James O'Connor. Cian Barrett. Joe McCarthy. Tadhg McEllistrim. Bryan Murphy. Jeremiah Tydings 0-1. Jack Mulvihill. Seanie Kennelly. Ciaran O'Connor 0-4. Bryan Murphy. Under 14 County League: Ballylongford/Asdee  2-8  Waterville/Dromid  5-12


Men’s Medal II Competition Sponsored by Mikey Joe's Bar Ballybunion Sunday 13th May – Old Course 1st Karl Cohalan(7) 68pts 2nd Paul Enright(11) 71pts 71pts 3rd Paul Collins(12) Saturday 19th May Senior Scratch Cup Sponsored by Ardfert Pharmacy Sunday 20th May Tralee Exchange Day Ladies Tuesday Voucher Competition Tues 8th May – Cashen Course C.S.S. 73 1st Meave Barrett (16) 35 pts 2nd Dori Cotter (29) 35 pts 3rd Anne Marie Healy (21) 35 pts Ladies Competition Sponsored by Dr. Maher's Natural Skincare Products Sunday 15th May – Cashen Course 1st Geraldine Gallagher(35) 40pts 2nd Noirin Lynch(37) 37pts Best Gross: Margaret McAuliffe(4) 29pts 3rd Josette O’Donnell(14) 36pts 4th Mary O’Donoghue(11) 35pts 5th Betty Doolan(26) 35pts 6th Meave Barrett(16) 34pts Front 9: Patsy Gleeson(27) 22pts Back 9: Colleen McElligott(29) 19pts Senior: Toni Quliter(18) 31pts 9 Hole: Anna Kureczdo(36) 16pts Sunday 20th May Ladies Competition Sponsored by Perfect Pairs Shoe Boutique Listowel – Cashen Course Tuesday 22nd May Ladies Dromoland Exchange Day (Team of 4) Senior Men’s Competition Thursday 10th May – Cashen Course 1st Patrick Harnett(17) 33-2 31pts B5-13 2nd Michael Barrett(18) 32-1 31pts 3rd John Shire(17) 31-1 30pts B5-11 4th Nickolas Hayes(18) 31-1 30pts B5-9 5th Sean O’Sullivan(16) 27+3 30pts 6th Tim Nolan(22) 31-2 29pts B3-9 7th Finbarr O’Keeffe(20) 30-1 29pts B3-8 8th Oliver Kearns(20) 30-1 29pts Gross: Rory Flannery 18pts Vintage: Milie Costello(19) 28-1 27pts S.Vintage: Donal Quaid(20) 29pts


Knocknagoshel seniors lost to Churchill in the county league on Sunday last. This weekend they play Asdee in the semi final of the novice championship on Saturday 19th May at 7pm in Asdee. Knocknagoshel B team will play their first match on Friday June 1st at 7.30p.m. away to Tarbert B. Congratulations to our Under 16 team and their management on winning the Castleisland District league defeating Ballymac in the final on a score of 4-12 to 2-11. Bag Packing: Knocknagoshel GAA are holding a bag packing day in Garvey's Super Valu Castleisland on Saturday May 26th. We are asking for volunteers to help bag pack for a few hours. If you can help out please contact Dan Roche on 087 6411397 or John O'Keeffe on 087 7176698. Cúl Camp; Knocknagoshel GAA will host the Kellogg's GAA Cúl Camps on the week of July 23rd to 27th. The gear for the kids participating can be viewed online on Knocknagoshel GAA facebook page and children can be registered online to take part on 

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Beale minors are through to the final of the County League, Division 4. Our boys produced another great team performance in the semi-final against Lispole/Annauscal in Annauscal on Friday evening. We started cautiously but grew into the game as the half progressed. A superb penalty save gave us confidence and we led by a point at half time, 1-5 to 0-7. The lads were really up for this one and followed up with a great second-half, scoring 3-5, to lead by five points. However, the home side rallied and brought the game back to the slimmest of margins in the final minutes of the game. Some superb one-on-one saves kept us in the game. Our defence held firm and following a great catch and clearance, the final whistle sounded. We had clenched it on a score of 4-10 to 1-18. Beale lined out as: Gavin Casey, Eamon Lawlor, Diarmuid O’Mahony, Conor Toomey, Fintan Linnane (capt), David Hennessy, Darragh Kissane, Pádraig Holly, Jack O’Sullivan, Cathal Farrell, Bernard O’Callaghan, Seán Moloney, Luke O’Donovan, Conor Breen and Eric Daly. Substitutes: Barry O’Neill, Liam Bryant, Mark Hennessy, Gerard Nagle and Darragh Hanrahan.  We look forward to the final against Beaufort on Friday evening at 7 o’clock. Venue yet to be confirmed. This was indeed a great week for our under-age players as many of this squad were the backbone of the under-16 team who were crowned North Kerry League champions on Tuesday evening.  A rather under-strength team lost out to Cordal in round 4 of the County Senior League, Division 4, on Sunday. Struggling for most of the game, we came up short by 1-18 to 0-10. our next game is  on May 27th when we host Castlegregory in Pâirc de Staic .  Beale juniors play Ballydonoghue in the semi-final of the North Kerry League, Division 3 on Tuesday. We await details of venue.  Best of luck to Darragh Buckley who is in training with the Kerry Juniors. We look forward to Darragh wearing the green and gold of the Kingdom.  


Lotto Result 13th May 2018 for a jackpot of €2,900 - Numbers: 1, 7, 13, 28. No jackpot winner - Lucky dip winners €30 Denis McElligott Tournageehy | €30 Peggie Doody Tullig €20 Jeremiah Foley Lixnaw | €20 Thomas O’Connell Irremore Bottle of Whiskey Alfie Lyons Rathea Next Week Jackpot €3,000 - Your support is greatly appreciated. North Kerry Junior League: St Senans B 1-08 -v- Brosna B 1-02 Senans took control from the throw in with Darragh Kennelly’s goal and a Con O’Keefee point Senans were leading by 1-01 when Brosna registered their opening score, further points by Darragh Kennelly and Jason Browne for a half time score of  Senans 1-03 to 0-02. Two points by Paudie Dillon in the third quarter and a goal for Brosna 1-02 to 1-05  brought the sides closer however Senans had three points on the trot Darragh Kennelly, Mike Keane and Jason Browne for a Senans victory. Under 14 Co League: St Senans 1-10 -v- Ballyheigue 3-13 Senans under 14’s had a busy week taking on Ballyheigue in Mountcoal for their second match of the week. Garry Dillon and Shane O’Sullivan kicked the opening scores with two fine points. Ballyheigue kicked three in a row to take the lead. Three goals in the final minutes of the first half two for Ballyheigue and Shane O’Sullivan for Senans for a half time score of 1-07 to 2-05. Ballyheigue played with more intent in the second half  scoring 1-08 to Senasn 0-03. Senior Co League Round 4 Division 3: St Senans 4-11 -v- Finuge 0-14 Senans hosted Finuge in a sunny Mountcoal with Sean O’Connell opening the scoring from a free, Finuge’s Ricky Heffernan replied with  a pointed free. Sean O’Connell and Eoin o’Connell had further points for Senans, Ricky Heffernan again replied with a point (F). Senans were creating goal chances and a fine passage of play with the final pass by Paudie Dillon to his broth-

er Sean T. who rattled the Finuge net putting Senans in a comfortable lead. Darragh Shanahan kicked Finuge’s fourth point and well taken free by Pat Corridan added another score. The Senans backs were in control and pushing Finuge out from goals. Jason Browne crashed goal number two for Senans to the net. Darragh Shanahan and Ricky Heffernan exchanged points with  Sean and Eoin O’Connell keeping Senans in a comfortable lead at the break 2-08 to 0-07. On the resumption Eoin O’Connell registered a senans point, Jason Browne and Cathal Kennelly had the Finuge keeper collecting the ball from the net with two super goals and as a contest this game was over.  Ricky Heffernan Finuge’s main scorer on the day had three points on the trot in the third quarter all from frees. Finuge adding three consolation points with the final point coming from David Foran for Senans.  Junior League St Senans B V Brosna B Fri May 18th in Mountcoal at 7:30pm. Senior North Kerry League Semi-final St Senans V Ballydonoghue Saturday May 19th in Listowel at 7:00pm.


County league Result: Kerins O'Rahillys 0-14, Asdee 2-08 The Tralee side gained their first points in this division when sharing the spoils with Asdee in an entertaining game played in Strand Road on Sunday.  We were fast out of the blocks and had two points from play on the board from Shane McElligott and Gearóid Savage before Asdee opened the scoring on 7 minutes with a point of their own from play. It was nip and tuck from here for the remainder of the half as both teams traded scores with Gearóid Savage particularly impressive notching a further 4 points along with a fine point from John C O'Connor, operating from midfield. Asdee were competitive throughout and led at the break by two points, 1-06 to 0-07. Asdee goal was scores by Eoin Tydings. Asdee were first to score in the second half but points from Donagh O'Brien, Gearóid again and centre back, Jason O'Leay had the teams on level terms with 10 mins remaining. Asdee then broke through for a goal  from Mike Breen but good play from Ryan Carroll, Darragh McEllligott, Shane McElligott saw us apply pressure to pick off scores and we deservedly equalised late in the game with a point from John C O Connor. Asdee remaining scorers were Darragh Keane, 4pts, Paul O Carroll, 2pts, Conor Keane and Mike Breen 1pt each. Team: James Kelly, Conor Keane, Martin Collins, Eoin O Carroll, Micheal Tydings, Sean Keane, Kieran Kelly, John Doran, Darragh Keane, Mike Breen, Jack Keane, Paul O Carroll, Cyril Dineen, Eoin Tydings, Noel Long. Fixture: Novice Championship Semi-final Asdee v Knocknagoshel Saturday 19th of May @ 7.00pm


CLUB LOTTO: Last week's Club Lotto Draw took place at The Thatch numbers drawn were 03. 11. 13. 26. There was no winner. The winners of the lucky dips were: Jackie Hegarty, Tomaisin’s. Michael O’ Mahony, Coolkeragh. Sean Farrell, c/o Christy O’ Connor. Patricia Griffin, Tarbert. Diana McCarthy, Dromerin. Free Ticket winners: Jer Lynch, Coolkeragh. Dolores O’Connor Lr. Kilgarvan. James O’ Neill, Moybella. Next week’s draw, for a jackpot of €6,400 will take place in Tomaisin’s at 10:30 on Friday night. RESULTS: Co. SFL: Ballydonoghue 2-05 -v- Annascaul 1-13. Both teams were much changed from the previous Saurdays relegation playoff final. Unfortunately it was Annascaul that had the better of proceedings from the start and we were always struggling and never really looked like gaining the upper hand. Team: Darragh O’Shea, John Enright, Colin O’Mahony, Conor Kennelly, Padraig Enright, Thomas Kennelly, Danny Power, Darragh Sheehy, Jim Cremin, Stephen Foley, Eamon Walsh (capt), Kevin O’Donnell, Jack Foley, Paul Kennelly, Damien O’ Carroll. SUBS: Billy Foley for Tommy Kennelly, Jack Behan for Damien O'Carroll, Padraig Lyons for Jack Foley, Martin O'Mahony for Stephen Foley, Brian Mason for Kevin O'Donnell. William Kissane, Declan Behan, Dermot O'Connor. Scorers; Paul Kennelly 2 Pen-3, Eamon Walsh & Daragh Sheehy one point each. FIXTURES: Co Junior League Group 3 ; Ballydonoghue B away to Na Gaeil B on Friday May 18th @ 7.30pm.

NKL DIV 1 semi-final Ballydonoghue v St.Senans on Saturday May 19th. Time & venue TBC. Co Minor league Div 7 semi-final Ballydonoghue v Dromid/Waterville on Tuesday May 15th. Time & venue TBC.


There was no winner of the €8000 jackpot on Friday 11th May. Numbers drawn were 14, 20, 23, 26. Lucky dip winners of €25 each were 1. Marie Lawlor, 5, Lissadell Grove, 2. Declan O’Connor, Kilmeaney, Kilmorna 3. Catriona Kenrick, Ballyhahill, Co. Limerick. 4. David Harley, c/o John Barry 5. Pat Kennelly, Athea Next weeks draw on Friday 18th May with jackpot upto €8100. Knockanure GAA Football Club would like to express their deepest sympathies to Mike, Joan Kennelly on the recent untimely passing of their daughter Teresa. We would also like to extend those sympathies to both her brother Timmy and Margaret and her Partner Mick and two children. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family and wide circle of friends at this difficult time.


SENIOR RESULTS: Moyvane lost to Duagh in Rd 4 of the Senior County League Div 5B on Saturday last on a final score of Moyvane 0-7, Duagh 4-16. MINOR RESULTS: Moyvane/Tarbert lost to Sneem/Derrynane/Templenoe in the Minor County League Group 5 Semi Final on a final score of Moyvane/Tarbert 2-4, Sneem/Derrynane/Templenoe 4-11. SENIOR FIXTURE: Moyvane will play a Senior North Kerry League Division 2 Back Game away to Asdee on Saturday May 19th at 7.30pm. JUNIOR COUNTY LEAGUE: Moyvane B are at home to Clounmacon in Round 1 of the Junior County League on Friday May 18th at 7.30pm. DIVISION 3 NORTH KERRY LEAGUE FINAL:  Moyvane B have reached the Final of the Division 3 North Kerry League and will play the winners of Ballydonoghue and Beale.  Details of this fixture TBC. CLUB LOTTO: There was no winner of this weeks Jackpot of  €7,500.  Numbers drawn were 5, 12, 19 and 31.  Lucky Dips of  €40.00 each:  Daniel McEldowney, Gale Bridge, Willie Nolan, Athea, Maurice Kearney, Kilbaha, Brian Stack, Glin Road and Hannah Enright, Enright’s Bar.  Next weeks Jackpot is  €7,600 and the draw will be held in Kearney's Bar on Sunday, May 20th at 10.00pm.  COISTE NA NOG U8 Blitz on this Wednesday evening in Moyvane. U12 We start phase 2 of the county Div2  this Sunday eve. No details yet. After winning Div3 we expect a big challenge but I'm sure our lads will do themselves proud. U14 We are away to Laune Rangers in the semi-final of Div1 County League 16th May. On the back of a solid victory over Austin Stacks in Moyvane 4:14 - 1:04, the boys should ready for this task.


Camogie training for U8 & U10 girls takes place every Friday from 6 to 7 pm in the astro turf Causeway. Training for U12 & U13 girls takes place every Monday & Thursday in the sports-field Causeway. Girls from all parishes are always very welcome to come along and give it a go. Helmet & hurley will be provided. This is a great way to get your child active & fit while also making new friends. Cost €2.

Tarbert U8 Football Team and Ballydonoghue U8 Football Teams who took part in the North Kerry Blitz held in Tarbert on 15th May


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north kerry gaa p.r.o. Mairead o’Sullivan Mobile: 086 3689061 | Email: KERRY MINOR TEAM Well done to the Kerry Minor Football team on winning a very tightly contested semi final against Cork on Tuesday night last in Austin Stack Park, Tralee, where Kerry came away with a win on the narrowest of margins Kerry 1.11 v Cork 1.10. A Jack O’Connor point in the second minute of injury-time progressed Kerry to a seventh Munster MFC final in a row giving Kerry an unbeaten 26 games run at minor level.  From the District on the panel Paul Walsh Brosna  (1-3, 0-2 frees), Jack Kennelly Ballydonoghue (0-1 ) and Jamie McVeigh Listowel. Kerry will play Clare in the Electric Ireland Munster GAA Football Minor Championship Final on Saturday June 23rd at 4:30pm.  KERRY SENIOR TEAM The next outing for the Kerry  Senior team will be the Championship Munster Semi Final on Sunday June 3rd at 3.30pm against the winners of Limerick or Clare with the venue being Fitzgerald Stadium Killarney.  On Kerry Senior panel from the district Shane Enright Tarbert, Jason Foley Ballydonoghue & Anthony Maher Duagh.  NORTH KERRY SENIOR LEAGUE Sponsored by McCarthy Insurance Listowel  Division 1 Semi Finals - Saturday 19th May @ 7.30pm E.T  Brosna -v- Castleisland Desmonds -  Venue: Duagh  St Senans -v- Ballydonoghue - Venue: Frank Sheehy Park Listowel  Division 2 Back Games - T.B.C @ 7.30pm Venue: St Marys Asdee - Asdee v Moyvane

RAS TAILTEANN STAGE TO FINISH IN LISTOWEL ON MAY 22ND Next Tuesday is the Big Ras Tailteann Day in Listowel when Stage 3 of this years Ras will finish in Market St. at approx 2pm. Eugene Moriarty will line out in his 21st Ras, a remarkable achievement and he joins an elite club of cyclists to achieve this record. Professional teams from Britian, Denmark, Austria, Germany & USA have entered the Ras and they will line up along side 20 county teams for a field of over 180 riders. SHOP WINDOWS: Traders in Town are encouraged to put some cycling memorabilia on their shop windows from now up until the Ras leaves town on the following morning. ART COMPETITION: The National Schools in Town are holding an ART Competition for the children. Some of these will be on Display on the shop windows also. PARKING RESTRICTIONS: The Public, Traders and Residents along the route to the finish are asked to co-operate with the Listowel Club with the Parking Restrictions which will be in place from 8am to 4pm on Tuesday. Also on Wednesday morning Stage 4 of the Ras from Listowel to Glengarriffe will start at 11am in the Square. People are asked not to park in the Square from 8am until 11.30am for the start of the Stage. The Club have received great co-operation from the Gardai and Kerry County Council with all the preparations. ROUTE: The Ras will start in Tipperary Town that morning at 11am and after a 140 km route that will take the riders via Limerick, Foynes, Glin (12.57) Tarbert ( 13.05) Ballylongford (13.15), Asdee (13.23), Ballybunion (13.34), Lisselton 13.45) and finish in Market Street outside the Spar Supermarket at 2pm approx. CONVENT SCHOOL BAND: As has happened on many times before the Convent Girls School Band will parade in the town to add to the occasion on both days. STEWARDS: The co-operation of all road users, business people and residents on the route to the finish will be important. Conor Moriarty will be the Stage-end Director with Club Chairman Jimmy Healy having one of the biggest jobs, is Accomodation Officer. With over 400 bed nights, and Maria Gorman has taken up that task which she has done on all the previous 7 Stage Finishes in Listowel by the Ras since the 1st one in 1976. The local Club & volunteer stewards are also necessary. Any body that would like to help with the stewarding should contact us. Further info from: Conor Moriarty 087-8375384 Jimmy Healy 087- 9937880 or Tadhg Moriarty 087 2443360 - genemoriarty12 Pictured: Eugene Moriarty in action in Kerry Group Ras Mumhan last year.

Moyvane u12's who this week won the Division 3 County League. Well done to all involved

Listowel Community Games U14 Ladies Football team who competed in the County Football Competition on Monday

Members of Mike the Pies Golf Society at a prize giving last Sat night after an outing to Newcastle West G.C. Back: John O’Connor, Sean Carey, Tommy Canavan, Brendan Kelliher and Brian Leahy. Front: Keith Browne (2nd) and Gerry Behan (winner)

Congratulations to all Lios Tuathail AC athletes who put in great performances over the two days of the County Athletics last weekend at An Riocht Track

Well done to Duagh N.S. on winning the North Kerry U Can skills competition recently and proceed to the County Finals. Darragh O'Keeffe, Eoghan Dowling, Karol Dillon (Teacher) and Cormac Dillon. Well done boys & good luck at County

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Volume 11 issue 15  
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