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Friday 16th February 2018 Vol. 11 Issue 2


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Knocknagoshel Spike Players Present ‘Poor Jimmy’ The production of this years play, Poor Jimmy is wrapping up these evenings. The story goes that Nellie, a respectable woman in the community is very concerned that her very shy and timid only son, Jimmy will live and die and ould batchelor like his uncle Matt. Nellie is determined to marry him off to a wealthy widow but Jimmy himself has eyes only for the servant girl, Betty! So will Jimmy get his heart's desire or will he please his mother…that is the burning question. All roads lead to Knocknagoshel for 3 nights only, 23rd 24th and 25th February. We look forward so much to your support and seeing you all there.

Ensure Your 2018 Wedding is (Financially) Stress-Free December continues to be the most popular month of the year for engagements, with 24% of couples typically embarking on planning their weddings in the New Year. Considering, the average couple will spend €66 per guest, (a quarter will even spend €80), and will invite 159 of their nearest and dearest, going over-budget is definitely something couples want to avoid when looking at their nuptial financial planning. However a huge 50% of couples admit to doing just this. 15% said they went over-budget by as much as €5,000. On average, couples are now spending over €24,400 on their wedding and honeymoon – an 8% increase year on year*. And with the cost of wedding venues, bands and photographers all on the rise, it’s likely that many couples will need some guidance along the way to keep their spending in check. Denis Dillane, CEO of Listowel Credit Union says: “Wedding costs are up right across the board. Bands were up by 25%, venues by 9% and photographers by 8% in the last year, so it’s understandable that even with the best intentions in the world, couples can end up spending a lot more than planned. Indeed, it's expected that around 17% of couples will have to borrow to cover the costs. Here at Listowel Credit Union if you need to borrow, we are encouraging all of our members, including those who not have used our services in a while, to drop in for a chat when planning their special day.” Denis says there are some items that should be on every couples’ wedding checklist to help ensure they don’t get into unnecessary debt: • Start with setting a budget – and ensure you do so before you approach any venues, dress shops or wedding vendors. It won’t be the most exciting part of your wedding plan, but it’s essential to avoiding unnecessary stress. If parents or relatives are helping out with covering some costs, ensure they are involved in this budgeting process also and that you arrive at a budget that everyone is comfortable with. • It goes without saying, but do your research. Shop around and compare prices, even if you have seen your dream dress or chosen your honeymoon accommodation, take a look at what competitors are offering before you sign the dotted line.

SamaritanS KErrY Launch VoLuntEEr rEcruitmEnt camPaign More than 1,800 active volunteers spread out over 20 branches offering emotional support Samaritans in Kerry are launching a major volunteer recruitment campaign to encourage people to get involved with the charity to give something back to the local community and help change people’s lives. Established in Ireland in 1962, there are now 20 Samaritans branches across the country with over 1,800 active volunteers on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Samaritans are best known for the vital support given to callers on its 24-hour telephone service, but volunteers are also on hand to offer support by SMS, email, face-to-face in communities, through written correspondence and in prisons. Listeners of all ages and walks of life are among those who dedicate three hours a week to those most in need. John, a beekeeper, has been a volunteer with Samaritans for over 30 years. He said: “I’ve got far more from it than I’ve ever given. It has been enriching in so many aspects of life. Listening, which seemingly is nothing, means so much to so many. It’s enriching to find so many people from all walks of life working within the movement.” Brigid, an ex-nurse, is five years volunteering with Samaritans. She said: “I'm continuously overawed by the honesty, openness and courage of the callers. I've learned so much from them, and feel humbled to be trusted by them. I found the training excellent and by adhering to the guidelines it becomes easier to take calls and not to give advice but to listen. I've become an active listener, which is so important in life. I've also learned patience and living in the present. The importance and power of listening can never be underestimated.” John Publicity officer for The Kerry branch of the Samaritans said: “There is no better feeling in the world than knowing at the end of your shift that you have truly helped someone in need just by listening, not giving advice or being judgemental but giving the caller time and space to express how they are feeling. Its without doubt a unique and self rewarding role as a volunteer knowing that you have made such a difference in a persons life. The training for a listening volunteer taught me life skills I will have forever in terms of really listening sometimes to not just whats being said but also listening and understanding what the caller has not said or is trying to say”. The Kerry branch of The Samaritans would like to invite anyone interested in becoming a volunteer to their information evening next Wednesday the 21st of February at 7-30pm in their centre at 43-44 Moyderwell Tralee. All are welcome.

Listowel Pollination Workshop Ian Mc Gregor of Gurtbrack Farm & Transition Kerry will hold a workshop on Planning and Planting for Biodiversity in and around Listowel on Saturday next February 17th @ 10.30am in St Patrick's Hall. This workshop is hosted by Listowel Tidy Towns Group and funded by Transition Kerry. Please come along and being your friends. You will gain valuable information on the flora & fauna around us and how to increase and preserve it

• Be up front with your wedding vendors. Let them know that you are working to a budget and be honest with them about how much you are willing to spend and if it’s not a good fit, move on. • Ensure that you read all contracts thoroughly before signing. Be aware of deposits, and when you have to pay the total amount, which is often in advance of the wedding. Pay attention to any additional fees or charges. If you are uncomfortable with any fee or clause in the contract, question it before you sign. Denis continued “We understand that there will be couples who may want to borrow in order to make their dream day a reality. At Listowel Credit Union, we will only propose wedding loans with realistic terms, which can be paid back in a way that works best for each couple. We offer our wedding loan at the fair and reasonable rate of 9.41% APR**, and we don’t have any hidden transaction fees or charges. Should any couple wish to pay back their loan early, they can easily do so without incurring any penalty or additional fees." *All findings; www.weddingsonline.ie 2017 Wedding Survey ** For a €10,000, 5 year variable interest rate loan with 260 weekly repayments of €47.77, an interest Rate of 9%, a representative APR of 9.41%, the total amount payable by the member is €12,417.63. Information correct as at 06/02/2018.

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Athea Drama Group will stage the hilarious comedy 'Pretend Sick' at Con Colbert Memorial Hall, Athea on February 15th, 17th, 18th, 22nd, 24th and 25th at 8pm. Pretend Sick’ tells the story of the Logan family living in the West of Ireland in the early 1990’s. An ageing but otherwise healthy Katie Logan lives with her ungrateful son Sean and daughter Mary who is treated as a servant by both her mother and brother. Mary’s future seems barren with nothing on offer except a long-term relationship going nowhere. As she marvels at young love happening around her she becomes smitten with a visitor who threatens to disrupt the selfish plans that Katie has for her family. Doors open at 7.30 pm and tickets are available at the door. For enquiries phone 0879042477.

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Junior Entrepreneurs at St. oliver’s national School

new online course helps Parents Prepare For the teenage Years Are you the parent of an 8 to 12 year old? Maybe you are dreading the teenage years? If so Eileen Foleys new online courses for parents will be of interest to you. Eileen is working in North Kerry as an alcohol and drug counsellor and she is drawing on her years of experience working with families with substance misuse issues. “I have found that parents often come to me with their teenager when they find out they are experimenting alcohol or drugs. What I often find is that the relationship between parent and child has broken down to some extent” Eileen says. “It’s really sad to see, and the family often end up living in a highly stressed situation. This can be difficult to reverse particularly in the teenage years’. The teen years bring about enormous changes in our children. It’s a time where parents influence over the child lessens and their friends become more of an influence. So parents really need to be aware of what their child is doing and who with. “This is a time of pushing boundaries, challenging authority and possibly experimenting with alcohol or drugs” Eileen adds. “It’s important to know that not every child who experiments with alcohol or drugs will develop problems but parents can educate and equip themselves with knowledge before the teenage years”

What an amazing afternoon 5th & 6th Class Junior Entrepreneur Teams had on Wednesday last. Four teams presented their business ideas to the Dragon's Den consisting of Mrs. O'Sullivan, Ms. Brick and Maria Keane of MK Beauty and a former pupil of the school. The teams also had the opportunity to chat to Maria about being an entrepreneur and gained a few tips on how to get their business off the ground. A big thank you to Maria for coming to visit us and for being so helpful to the class. The business idea has now been chosen! 5th & 6th will be busy over the next few weeks as they get their business started. Watch this space for the big reveal!!

moyvane community meeting to highlight its Defibrillator A meeting will be held, in the Marian Hall on Tuesday, February 20 at 8.00pm to highlight the existence of the Defibrillator outside the Marian Hall with a view to organizing training in CPR and the use of the defibrillator. This meeting will be an information evening with Questions and Answers. Roger Byrne from the National Ambulance Service Community Responder Network will be in attendance to give information and answer questions. Further info available from Bernie 0876287410, Ursula 0876309851 & Betty 0873203041

Eileen advises. “This has inspired me to create these online courses for parents of preteens” she says “why wait until a problem develops, get ready for the teenage years now!” Eileen has created two online video courses to support parents in preparing for the teenage years. The first course ‘3 Steps to Prepare Parents for the Teenage Years’ is a FREE course. “I will tell you about the different parenting and communication styles” Eileen says “I will also tell you how you can work on keeping the lines of communication open with your child to help you navigate the teenage years together” This FREE training will increase your awareness as a parent so start now and see the benefits when the teen years hit! The second course ‘Proactive Parents: Preparing for The Teenage Years’ is a paid course and this is a much more in-depth course. The course covers various topics including parenting and communication style, building resilience in children, house rules and managing challenging times, reducing the risk of children abusing alcohol or drugs, what’s available in relation to drugs and much much more. ‘It really is a course that parents don’t want to miss out on’ Eileen says. Each course is delivered through video presentations “You will receive weekly emails reminding you to watch each video” Eileen says “and the advantage of it being online means you can watch it at home when it’s convenient to you”. The paid course gives you access to a membership site which means you can watch the videos as often as you wish. Plus you get access to the private Facebook group Proactive Parents with Eileen Foley where you can connect with other parents, ask questions and get support. “It really is great value and a must have for parents” Eileen adds. Further information on these courses can be found at http://innerhealingcounselling.com/online-workshops/ You can also contact Eileen at eileen@innerhealingcounselling.com if you have any questions.

Congratulations to these First Year Students from Causeway Comprehensive School who received a significant amount of positive merits and were awarded certificates and One For All vouchers. The purpose of the school's Merit System is to recognise students' hard work and positive contribution to all aspects of school life. It is not designed to award academic excellence exclusively, but instead seeks to affirm students who consistently try their hardest to achieve their fullest potential, who are co-operative and work well with staff and students alike. Front: Sarah O'Sullivan, Eoin Stack, Helena Pike. Back: Sheila Scanlon (First Year Year Head), Emma Conway, Jaynie McMillan, Jack Enright, Shaun McCabe, Tara Fuller.

tarbert will host a set of 3 road races called tarbert run on 29th april 2018 The start and finish gantry for all three events will be located adjacent to the gymnasium gate of Tarbert Comprehensive School. There will be car parking, changing rooms, showers and refreshments available for participants. Event A: 10 Mile Run Event B: 10km Run Event C: 5km Run, Walk Start time: 10.00am Start time: 10.30am Start time: 10.45am Event Fee: €25 Event Fee: €20 Event Fee: €10 Age: Over 18s only Age: Over 16s only No age restriction Trophies: 1st, 2nd & 3rd Trophies: 1st, 2nd, 3rd No trophies Medal and T-shirt for first Medal and Buff for first 5k Medal for first 150 registered participants 150 registered participants 150 participants You can register now on www.tarbert.ie/tarbert-run/

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listowel RECENT DEATHS John Paul Enright, London, late of Mary O Donoghue nee Daly, Knockane. Eileen Patricia Doyle, Clounmacon. ANNIVERSARY REMEMBRANCE Bridie Flavin, Knockane. John Carrig, Tarbert. Timmy Canty, O’Connell’s Ave. 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 http://innerhealingcounselling.com 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. LIFE IS A DANCE FLOOR A fun way of learning how to dance. Classes Include: Waltzing, Jiving, Quicksteps, Polka's ect. Backed with the brilliant sound tracks of current Irish and Country stars Nathan Carter, Mike Denver, Derek Ryan. In Listowel Emmet's Club House from 7.30pm (no partner required) More info call 087 2817972 LISTOWEL WOMEN'S GROUP Meet every Tuesday at 8pm, diverse range of activities with something to suit all tastes and interests. Contact Bridie on 068 23584. PARKRUN LISTOWEL A free, weekly, timed 5k run takes place every Saturday at 9.30am. Visit www.parkrun.ie/register for registration details. JAPA MEDITATION For peace of mind and stress reduction, every Thursday in The Seanchaí Centre, Listowel at 7.30pm. Contact Mary 086 0514589 for details 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, 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 irishcancer.ie or contact the Irish Cancer Society for more info on 01 2310 522. ST. PATRICK’S DAY MASS LIVE ON RTE ‘Aifreann Lá le Pádraig’ will be broadcast live on RTÉ Television & RTE Radio simultaneously on St. Patrick’s Day here from St. Mary’s Church at 11.00 a.m. This is a great honour for the Parish of Listowel to show off our beautiful church. Please note that the Mass on the day is at the earlier time of 11.00 a.m. to suit the RTÉ schedule. More details later.

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LISTOWEL ACTIVE RETIRED Ae hosting their tea dance in the Listowel Arms Hotel from 3pm to 6pm on Sunday 18th February. Tea served. Admission €5. Everybody welcome!! NORTH KERRY ALZHEIMERS Annual Church Gate Collection will take place on 24th & 25th February. M.S. VALENTINES COFFEE MORNING Saturday 17th Feb. from 11am to 1pm. in Tomasins Bar, Lisselton Cross. All welcome. TARBERT COMPREHENSIVE FUNDRAISING ENVENT BINGO Sun. 25th Feb. at 3pm. in the School books single €10 Double €15 jackpot sheets €2.   

Community Games Boys U.10 & U.12 Handwriting Winners: Joey O'Connell, Jerry Galvin, Lorcan O'Connor, Maurice Galvin and Sebastian O'Connell

LISTOWEL JUVENILE BADMINTON CLUB Well done to the Listowel Juvenile Badminton club who competed in the Kerry Singles Tournament last Saturday 10th in Killarney. U 11 boys 2nd Ben mc Elligott, Girls 2nd  Kate Nolan,  U13 Boys 1st Eddie Healy,  Girls 1st Ava MacKay, U15 girls 1st Deina Vesko,  Plate winner Kris Montvydas, 2nd Philip Healy,  U17  2nd Valerie Guiney,  Plate winner Forian Schillak LISTOWEL COMMUNITY GAMES Group Music - Huge Congratulations to Danny Keane, Caoimhe Laide, Clodagh Murphy and Kieran Mackessy who  came second  at the county talent competition  last  Saturday  in Keel. You were amazing! Thanks so much to their parents and everyone who supported them. Solo Singing Very very well done to Florence Corridon who won a bronze medal last Sunday representing Listowel in the county singing competition in Ballybunion. Such a fantastic singer! Also huge thanks to her parents and everyone who supported her! U10 Indoor Soccer -Very very well done to the u10 boys indoor soccer team who represented Listowel last Sunday in Duagh. The team did an amazing job making it out of their group and to the finals. For their group matches they met Ballyduff in their first game which they won 5-3. They then went on to meet Lixnaw for their second game which they also won 42. Bringing them to the final where they lost out to Ballybunion 4-3. A really super bunch of boys who did Listowel proud. The team were Aodhan O'Connell, Robbie Scanlon, Ajay Barrett, Cathal Dalton, David Lawlor and Seamus Lyons. Huge thanks to their coaches Paddy Lynch, Sean O'Connell, Brian Scanlon and Jamie Lynch. Also thanks to the boys parents and everyone who supported them. LISTOWEL FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE paedatric first aid two-day course 10.3012.30pm on March 5 and 12 at Listowel Family Centre. Further details from 068 23584. Book now as spaces limited LISTOWEL COMMUNITY ALERT TEXT ALERT NETWORK This system is now used in many Garda districts and is proving very effective. If you are interested in being a member the consent forms are in the parish office please fill in your details and your contribution of €10 to the parish office the €10 goes to the on-going cost of the texts themselves.

Girls U.12 Handwriting Winners: Shannon Scanlon, Aoibhinn Dennehy, Aoibheann McElligott and Katie Stack

lixnaw HURLING CLUB HURLING CLUB JUVENILE REGISTRATION; for the year ahead will take place next Thursday February 15th night in the clubrooms from 7-30pm to 8-30pm. Juvenile registration is €15 and €25 for two in a family. MEMBERSHIP FOR 2018: Adult Membership; €40. Adult Players; €30. Minors; €20. All U 16s; €15. Later on there will be the offer of €75 for Membership and Lotto together. KERRY HURLERS; are away to Kildare in round three of the AHL this coming Sunday. Good luck to the team and management. ATHLETICS Congratulations to Steve Reidy, Ballintogher, who won a Bronze medal in the 60m Sprint at the Munster Indoor Championships, held in Nenagh last Saturday. CCÉ LEAC SNÁMHA Ceol an Gheimhridh finals were held in Drumcollogher on Sunday and our branch qualifiers did us proud with their performances all round. Paul Somers came in 2nd place in the English singing and the Quartette of Peter Doyle, Trina B Kennedy, Mikey Fealy and Sarah Murphy also earned 2nd place. Our young ceilí band gave a mighty performance for their first time out and up against much older groups. Sult na nÓg competitions will be the next day out for the branch and will be held in IT Tralee on Saturday 3rd March. In the meantime all classes in music, sean nós and step dancing and comhrá gaeilge continue as usual and any enquiries regarding any class or use of any ceolann facilities for meeting, parties etc please contact Mike on 087 7576402 or Anne on 087 6979334 and for all your up to date comhaltas news its www.kerrycomhaltas.ie, kerryccé facebook page and tweet@kerrycomhaltas. Slán tamall. FREE TRANSPORT 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 www.cancer.ie   or contact (01) 231052. LIXNAW COMMUNITY GAMES UP DATE Upcoming events re coaching or participation. ART - u8, u10, u12, u14 and u16. HAND WRITING- u10, u12 and u14. MODEL MAKING, GYMNASTICS, RECITATION- u12 and u16. CHESS- u13 and u16. FUTSAL GIRLS- u15 and u13. FUTSAL BOYS- u13 and u 15. MARATHON. For further information please contact Patricia 0872153050 Aisling 0879438367.

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. PADRE PIO Our next PADRE PIO devotions will be on February 20th commencing at 7.30pm. The witness will be given by Mike O’Mahony of Ardfert and the world. 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. DROMCLOUGH NATIONAL SCHOOL Enrolment for September.  Parents of children are asked to contact the school for Enrolment Form. LIXNAW COURSING CLUB LOTTO Jackpot; €11,900. Numbers; 11, 16, 27, 31. No winner. €20 winners;Michael Ferris, Bansha. John Molyneaux, Ballintogher. David & Hazel Lynch, Mountcoal. Frances O’Connell, Clounsillagh. Jimmy Galvin, Ballinclogher. Next draw on Monday for a Jackpot of 12,000. ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE The Jesus Prayer: Bishop Brendan Comiskey, Sat. 17th Feb. (Open to All) and Sun. 18th Feb. (Special Day of support and reflection for recovering Alcoholic members), 10am-5pm. Ministry in the Church by Bishop (Emeritus) Bill Murphy, Gathering for All Parish Readers, Eucharistic Ministers & Parish personnel in the Kerry Diocese, Thurs. 22nd Feb. 7pm-9.30pm. The Amoris programme: A parish conversation in preparation for the World Meeting of Families which helps participants to reflect on and share their experience of family life in the light of Pope Francis’ vision in the ‘Gospel of Family’ A joy for all the world. Ardfert Retreat Centre will host 4 sessions during Lent, beginning on Wednesday 21st Feb.  7.30pm to 9.30pm. All welcome. Bookings/Contact: 0667134276. LIFE IS A DANCE FLOOR A fun way of learning how to dance. Classes Include: Waltzing, Jiving, Quicksteps, Polka's ect. Backed with the brilliant sound tracks of current Irish and Country stars Nathan Carter, Mike Denver, Derek Ryan. In Listowel Emmet's Club House from 7.30pm (no partner required) More info call 087 2817972

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tarbert TARBERT NOTES To include items - notestarbert@hotmail.com or phone Patrick Lynch at 068 36117 QUIZ WINNERS Congratulations to the Tarbert National School Under 11 team of Caireann Uljee, Jack Hutchinson, Devlin Fox and Cathal Halton who came 2nd. in the Cois Sionna Credit Union Quiz in Pallaskenry recently. Congratulations also to the 5th. and  6th. Class team of Sarah Cournane, Thomas Kiely, Ciara Henderson and Jack Hutchinson who came 1st. in the Kerry Primary Schools' Annual Science Quiz. 28 teams from all over Kerry took part  at the IT Tralee South Campus on 2nd. February. The competition was promoted by the Science Teachers Association of Ireland and sponsored by Kerry Group.    The winners received chemistry sets with a science set and cup for the school. Tarbert's other team of Gabriel Foley, Gavin O'Connor, Evelyn Kennedy  and Ódhran O'Sullivan lost out in a tie-breaker for second place.    Tutors for both teams were teachers - Martina O'Leary, Patrick O' Hanlon  and Méabh Lawlee.   Congratulations to all the teams who participated in the competitions with significant success for Tarbert National School.   School Principal, Catherine Heaphy expressed herself as well pleased with the results.

North Kerry folk attending the National Coursing at Clonmel on Saturday were Martin Galvin, Pat McMahon, Mike O Sullivan, Conor Foley and Muiris Galvin. Photo Moss Joe Browne

SCHOOL SECRETARY Best wishes to Ms Yvonne Carey who took up her new position as National School Secretary on Wednesday 7th February. Buíochas and best wishes to former Secretaries, Maureen Considine and Deirdre McElligott who have taken up other employment. TARBERT HISTORICAL SOCIETY The AGM of Tarbert Historical and Heritage Society takes place on this Saturday, 17th. February at 7.30pm in the Bridewell. New members welcome and cupán tae afterwards. POWER STATION It was welcome news that SSE had secured the contract to become the 'back-up ' power supplier for the State's energy supply providing security of employment for the 30 workers at the power station.  When one considers that twenty years ago in the Nineties there were 230 people employed at the plant there would have to be concerns for the future viability of the plant.  This would be secured by converting the plant to a dual gas and oil facility linking up with the proposed LNG terminal if it comes to fruition.   It is vital for the future of the Estuary and jobs that this happens as soon as possible. LAOCH NA HIMEARTHA Well done to Shane Enright and his Kerry team mates on their inspiring performance against Mayo in Castlebar recently. Shane's timely interception of a certain goal on the line in the dying moments of the game ensured a Kerry victory.  Shane's No. 1 fans, parents Tommy and Stella, and many people from Tarbert travelled to Castlebar for the match. Last week-end some fans who travelled to Inniskeen  for the game against Monaghan were disappointed that more notice was not given of the game's cancellation  due to bad weather. PERSONAL ALARMS A representative from NEWKD will give an important talk on the necessity and use of Personal Alarms and their importance particularly for the elderly and those living on their own.  The talk will take place in the Bridewell at 11am on Fri, 9th.March. An important date to remember for the diary. TRACING THEIR TARBERT ROOTS Richard Dyne and Kelly Hulbert from the U.S. who visited Tarbert in 2017 researching their Tarbert Cahill and Doyle ancestors are anxious to make contact with others who may be interested in their Tarbert ancestry. They are interested in people who may be conducting  genealogy searches into families named Cahill, Doyle, Drury, Bunce, Quinn, Kennelly, Scanlon,  Brazill, Donovan, Fennell, Galvin.  Brothers, John and Daniel Cahill lived on Tarmons Hill in the 1830s as tenants of Robert Leslie and subsequently emigrated to the United States in the 1850s.  Richard Dyne can be e-mailed at [ddyne@comcast.net] JUVENILE GAA FUNDRAISER Tarbert Juvenile GAA Club are holding their fundraising draw in the Swanky Bar on this Saturday night, 17th February from 9.30pm. There will be an auction of 3 footballs signed by the 2017 Kerry senior football team, the 4 in a row winning Kerry minor team and the Kerry ladies team. A raffle will also take place with some great prizes on the night. There will be a disco and finger food. Guest of honour Shane Enright will pull the winning tickets and MC for this event is Denis Kiely. All are welcome. TARBERT GAA GAA Lotto: There was no winner of last week’s lotto draw. The numbers drawn were  12, 15, 18 and 24. Lucky Dip winners were Breeda Histon, Pa Carmody, Sophie Prendeville, Mike Holly, Woodlands, John Healy, Ballyhahill. There will be no Lotto draw this weekend due to Fundraiser in Swanky Bar. The next draw will take place on Saturday 24th February in Coolahan's Bar  with a jackpot of €3,700 North Kerry League – Tarbert’s oponed their season with a home game against St Senan’s last Sunday. With underfoot conditions difficult this was a very sporting game with Senan’s leading at half time by 2-5 to 0-4. Tarbert opened the second half with two quick goals but Senan’s themselves got two more goals for a deserved win. Tarbert travel to Ballybunion next Sunday for their next game. Membership – Membership is now due for all players, managers and officials and should be forwarded to the club’s new Registrar Shane Sheehan. Players €50, students €25 and members €25. BUIOCHAS Shannon Rangers GAA would like to thank everybody who subscribed to their recent church gate collection which amounted to €362.

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Lios Tuathail AC u11 athletes who participated in the Munster Indoors last Saturday in Nenagh

kilflynn FAREWELL MIKE LEEN Staff and pupils of St. Treasa’s National School, Kilflynn, wished farewell last Wednesday 7th February to their friend Mike Leen, who retired as caretaker of the school after nearly 20 years of faithful service. Mike was presented with farewell cards from the children as well as a beautiful cake to mark the occasion. Mike arrived in the school hall where he received a ovation from the pupils and staff. We wish Mike well who has been such an integral part of school life over the years. Graham Harris will take over as caretaker, we wish Graham best of luck. KILFLYNN ST. PATRICKS DAY MEETING The Kilflynn St. Patrick's Day Meeting takes place on Wednesday night 21st February at 9.00 p.m in St. Columbus Centre, Kilflynn. Everyone welcome. COLLEGE HURLING Congratulations to the Institute of Technology Tralee Hurlers who defeated Athlone IT by 3-11 to 3-08 in John Mitchells Gaa Grounds the Ryan Cup Senior Hurling championship on Thursday 8th February. The Crotta Hurling Club was represented on ITT team by Adam O'Sullivan in Goals and by Shane Nolan who captained the side and was Tralee’s chief scorer. Well done lads. On Monday night 12th February in Stradbally GAA pitch, Laois Ryan Cup Senior Hurling Championship Play-off Result: IT Tralee 2-11 Ulster University 1-12. IT Tralee now qualify top of their group and will play NUI Maynooth in the semi-final. An injury time goal from Ronan Monahan sealed the win for IT Tralee. Well done lads especially the Crotta player's Adam O'Sullivan in Goals and by Shane Nolan on the Tralee victories side DANCING IN KILFLYNN Dancing in St. Columbas Centre, Kilflynn every Monday night's at 9.00 p.m. Plenty of fun and exercise guaranteed. All Welcome. MASCOTS St Teresa's National School, Kilflynn would be very grateful if you could help them by collecting the Mighty Mikey tokens from Lee Strand Milk. They can be given to any parent or dropped into the school, All help is greatly appreciated.

KERRY SENIOR HURLERS Allianz Hurling League Round 3 will take place on Sunday, Feb 18th -Kerry v- Kildare in Newbridge @ 2pm. Best of luck to the Kerry players especially the Crotta lads. ST. MARY'S CHURCH NEWS Requiem Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday 14th February at 11.00a.m for Martina “Tina” McElligott, Fahavane, Kilflynn, Mass will be celebrated on Saturday evening 17th February at 6.00p.m KILFLYNN N.S. Parents who wish to enrol their child in St. Teresa's School, Kilflynn for the academic year 2018/19 are invited to an Open Evening on on Monday 26th from 6:30-7:30 p.m. We would love to meet your children also, so please bring them along. Parents who are unable to attend can request an Enrolment Application Form by phoning 066-7135633 or by emailing knschool@gmail.com. ENGAGEMENT Our heartiest congratulations goes to Joe Fahy, Knocknahill, Kilflynn and Jade Jackson (Edinburgh) who got engaged on New Years Eve in Edinburgh, Scotland Best wishes are extended to the happy couple for a happy, healthy and successful future together DART WINNERS The winners of the darts in Parker's Lounge Bar on Saturday 10th February were Micheal O’Sullivan and Jason Nolan who defeated Declan Falvey and Phil Morris in the Final. The winners received a leg of lamb each. The next darts doubles tournament takes place on Saturday 17th February at 10.30p.m in Parker's Lounge Bar. ST. VINCENT DE PAUL - local contact number is 087 7086253 CROTTA LOTTO RESULTS The numbers drawn out of the drum by the Independent observer, Dan Shanahan, Tullig, Kilflynn, on Monday 12th February in Herbert’s Bar, Kilflynn were 7,11,25 and 27. There was No winner of €4,500 Jackpot. The following won €35 in the lucky dip draw: John Brennan, Rea, Kilflynn, Nora McElligott, Abbeydorney and Miss Sexton, Abbeydorney The next draw will take place in Parker’s Pub, ,Kilflynn on Monday 19th February with a €4,600 Jackpot. Tickets 2 euro each or 3 for 5 euro from Club tickets sellers or you can also play on www.locallotto.ie. Your continued support is greatly appreciated

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ballybunion BEALE GAA LOTTO The Community Centre / Beale GAA Lotto, Sunday 11th February, was held in "The Railway Bar". The numbers drawn were: 1, 7, 24 & 28. There was no winner of the €2650 Jackpot. The lucky dip winners are:  €40 - Jim McMahon, Church Road, Annual Ticket, c/o Post Office €30 - Ricky & Lily, c/o Heffernans, Lixnaw, c/o The Bunker Bar €20 - Shannon Mahony, c/o The Railway Bar 5 Free Tickets -  Kevin O'Connor, Annual Ticket, c/o Maurice King. Next week's draw will be held in "Garrett's The Hibernian" on Sunday 18th February and the Jackpot is €2,700. Ballybunion Community Centre & Beale GAA would like to thank everyone for their continued support CARDIO DANCE JAM WITH ASTRID LONGHURST Extended due to demand! Every Thursday,  7.30 – 9pm, until Easter. Ballybunion Community Centre €10 per night. A fun way to get fit! Beginners welcome! PRIMARY SCHOOLS QUIZ Congratulations to the under 11 Team from Ballybunion Scoil Íosagáin who took part in the Listowel Primary Schools Quiz, which took part in the presentation secondary school in Listowel on the 26th of January. 32 teams from 13 schools took part in what turned out to be a very exciting event and only a few marks separated the teams. A massive congratulations to our under 11 team who came 2nd overall. TEA DANCE AT THE HIBERNIAN Thanks to everyone who attended the tea dance it was a great success. The next Tea Dance is on Sunday 25th February at The Hibernian Bar Ballybunion. Music by Matt Dillion from 3 to 5.30pm. Your support is very much appreciated. 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.  TIDY TOWNS Would be extremely grateful to anyone who has a storage container any size and would be willing to donate to tidy towns and thank you. Contact 089-4128600.

JUNIOR MUSIC SESSION -Will take place in the Bunker Bar, on Sunday 25th Feb @ 5pm. This is a free, fun, informal gathering. The aim is to encourage all the juniors to play in groups. All juniors must be accompanied by an adult BRANCH CONCERT -Will take place on Friday 16th March @ 7.30pm, in Scoil Íosagáin  COMPETITIONS Sult na nÓg competition will take place on the 3rd & 4th March. Music competitions on Sat 3rd March, in the IT Tralee, SOUTH campus. Dancing comps in Fossa, Killarney. This is a novice only competition. Please return entry forms ASAP. Any queries discuss at the next class or PM on our Facebook page - Ballybunion CCÉ. Music Classes are well up & running now. Still plenty time to join. All instruments & all levels catered for. Enquiries 087 9662902.  Beginners 11 to 11.30am Ballybunion CCÉ wishes to thank Kilcooley’s for hosting the fundraiser for the Caroline foundation in aid of cancer research. Thank you to the musicians, singers, organisers & to everyone who contributed to a great & worthy cause.  Congratulations to Ballybunion Community Games U12 and U16 music groups who came 2nd & 4th respectively last Saturday in Keel. Also well done to all participants. ARTS AND CRAFTS WORKSHOP Will be held Every Saturday at The Cottage Studio, Gallery, Ballybunion. Morning 11.00am to 1.00pm. Afternoon 2.30pm to 4.30pm Drop In. Pay As You Go. For more information call Marie 086-0664435 BINGO Bingo takes place in the Tintean Theatre every Monday night at 8.30pm. Bus routes in operation. Call 068 27972 or 087 7596302 for more information. Prize money guaranteed €1790 every Monday. BALLYBUNION CCE STEP DANCING CLASSES Take place in St.Joseph’s Sec School, Ballybunion. Beginners 11 to 11.30am Last Years 1st Class 11.30 - 12.20 Last Years 2nd Class 12.25 – 1.25 pm Cost €5. Teacher Sean Hanafin. Enquiries 086 1995148 ARTS AND CRAFTS WORKSHOP Will be held Every Saturday at The Cottage Studio, Gallery, Ballybunion. Morning 11.00am to 1.00pm. Afternoon 2.30pm to 4.30pm Drop In. Pay As You Go. For more information call Marie 086-0664435 - mariebrennon88@gmail.com BALLYBUNION MEALS ON WHEELS Meals are delivered every Tuesday and Thursday in the Ballybunion, Asdee and Ballydonoghue areas to anybody who wishes to avail of this service. All are more than welcome to do so by contacting Eileen on 086 2234965. The cost of meals delivered to your house is €6.00

FREE AGFOOD ONLINE TRAINING Free Classes in Ballybunion Learn to: ·        Register with Agfood.ie ·        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

BALLYBUNION TAEKWON-DO Ballybunion Taekwon-do, classes for children, teens and adults, in Ballybunion Community Centre every Wednesday and Saturday. Excellent for fitness, confidence, self-defence and flexibility. First class is free. Contact Michael on 087 9245637.

THE MENS SHED NEWS The Annual General Meeting of the Ballybunion Men's shed was held recently and the following were elected; President;Jim(Junior) Wall, Chairman;Mike Kelly Secretary;Dan O'Sullivan Joint Treasurer's;Dan O'Sullivan,Francis Bennett. PRO;Francis Bennett. Representative to the National Men's shed Board; Patrick Cummins.

BALLYBUNION NOTES If you would like to include anything in The Ballybunion Notes please email to address below or just drop it into the Tourist Office. ballybuniontouristoffice@gmail.com

SOCIAL DANCING Social Dancing takes place every Tue night from 7.30pm – 9.30pm in the Hibernian Bar. A great night of fun and dancing, please come along and show your support.

CCÉ CLASSES All classes as usual, Music classes on Thursday & Friday Evenings, Step Dancing on Sat mornings

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ballyduff LOTTO DRAW The results of the Ballyduff GAA Club Lotto Draw for Monday February 5th are as follows; The numbers drawn were 5, 6, 7 & 23. There was no winner of the €8,650 Jackpot and the following won €50 each; Michelle Diggin, Ballinorig, Causeway Helen Carmody, Meadow Lane, Ballyduff Fiadh & Eileen Hussey, Ardoughter, Ballyduff TV DRAW: Niamh County, Caherciveen Gillian McCarthy, Addergown, Ballyduff Liam Boyle(Snr.), Ballincrossig, 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 www.ballyduffgaa.com CLOTHES COLLECTION Sliabh a'Mhadra National School is having a Clothes Recycling Drive on Thursday February 22nd. Please donate all your Old Clothes, Shoes, Belts, Handbags, Bed Linen, Towels and Curtains. These bags of clothing can be placed in the school bicycle shelter on the evening of February 21st or from early morning to 10.00am on Thursday February 22nd. We would like to thank everyone who contributed to our last collection which was a great success.

Ministry in the Church: by Bishop (Emeritus) Bill Murphy, Gathering for All Parish Readers, Eucharistic Ministers & Parish personnel in the Kerry Diocese, Thursday 22nd February 7.00pm9.30pm. The Amoris Programme: A parish conversation in preparation for the World Meeting of Families which helps participants to reflect on and share their experience of family life in the light of Pope Francis’ vision in the ‘Gospel of Family’ A joy for all the world. Ardfert Retreat Centre will host 4 sessions during Lent, beginning on Wednesday 21st February 7.30pm to 9.30pm. All welcome. Bookings/Contact: 0667134276. CARD RESULTS The results of the “41” Card Drive held at McHale's Stretford End Bar, Causeway on Monday February 5th are as follows; 1st – Donal & Kathleen O'Connell 2nd – Maurice Guerin & Peggy Carroll 3rd – Seamus McEnery TABLE PRIZES: Ann Walsh & Margaret Shanahan Billy Horgan & Mike Quille 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.

WALKING GROUP Duffers Ramblers Walking Group meet every Wednesday evening at 7.00pm at Ballyduff Church Car Park. Leaving at 7.15pm so join us to do a 5k walk around the village. Burn a few calories and feel better after the walk is done. The walks usually last an hour. Follow us on facebook for more details.

SOCCER Rattoo Rovers u16 team had a 6 – 3 win over Listowel Celtic in the Kerry District League at the weekend. The Rattoo goals came from Cian McGrath (3), Nathan McGrath, Barry O'Neill & James O'Donoghue a goal each.

COURSING CLUB Ballyduff Coursing Club will be holding it's annual Field Development Draw together with the end of season night out in Purcell's Bar on this Saturday night February 17th. This is always a great night to end the season after another successfully run coursing meeting in Rahela back in November. Draw tickets are on sale for €5 from any coursing club member. This year we have an additional draw, one for a well bred coursing sapling kindly donated to the club by Tom “Saleen” O’Connor from Tarbert. He is by Blades of Hope – Sky Razor and tickets cost €20. This draw will also take place on the night. €20 to have your chance to win a prospect for next season. Again tickets are on sale by members of the coursing club. Thanks to everyone for their continued support. It is very much appreciated.

Senior Footballers Our Senior footballers went down to Beale at Bob Stack Park, Ballybunion, on Sunday morning last. In a game played in Siberian conditions Ballyduff played with the wind in the first half and failed to convert at least three goal chances and went in at halftime down a point.

SYMPATHY The Ballyduff Branch of the Kerry Hospice Foundation would like to sympathise with the Moynihan family, Marian Park, Tralee on the death of Hospice Chairman, Ted Moynihan who died last week. ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE The Jesus Prayer: Bishop Brendan Comiskey, Saturday 17th February (Open to All) and Sunday 18th February (Special Day of support and reflection for recovering Alcoholic members), 10.00am – 5.00pm.

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moyvane NOTES CONTACT moyvanenotes@gmail.com MARIAN HALL BLOTTO There was no winner of last Thursday night's Jackpot. .The numbers drawn were 3   10 12   15.  LUCKY DIPS: €100: Aidan McEnery, Moyvane. €50: L. & J. c/o Bridget Keane. €20 each: Marie & Kieran McEnery, Tubbertoureen, Moyvane. Mai McCarthy, Listowel. Joan Twomey c/o Eoin Stack. Liz Mulvihill, Glenalappa, Moyvane.  Marie & John McEnery, Tubbertoureen, Moyvane. FREE TICKETS: Pat Lacey, Asdee East. Anna O'Sullivan, Clash, Causeway. Sean O'Connor, Knocknasna, Abbeyfeale. Joan Allen, Ballyduff. Darren Williams, c/o John Williams, Ballybunion. This Thursday night's draw will be held at Bingo in The Marian Hall and the Jackpot is at €5,000.  BADMINTON Division 5 Men's League Moyvane defeated Causeway 3-1. Team: Brian Kiely, Padraig Hanrahan, Radek Choromanski and Dan Browne. Division 5 Ladies League Moyvane defeated Causeway 4-0. Team: Erin Stack, Marie Nolan, Aimee Griffin and Eva Browne.  Division 2 & 4 Singles Championships were held in Killarney last Friday. Results: Division 4 Ladies Winner Bridget McCarthy, Division 4 Men's Runners Up Timmy Flaherty, Division 2 Ladies Runner Up Amanda Carmody, Division 2 Men's Winner Donie Enright and Runner Up Donnacha Moloney. Well done all. THE BORO PLAYERS The Boro Players took to the stage last Saturday evening, with their production of John Fraher's play "Barndance", directed by Katie Galvin. The exhilarating audience laughed the whole way through as the cast members threaded the boards, on what was to be a very successful production. We, the drama group would like to sincerely thank the community for your continued support for our productions. Your support allows us to showcase and develop the talent in our parish, in turn providing people with laughter and entertainment. The cast and crew worked tirelessly to bring this story to life for you amidst laughter, excitement, and the pure joy of working together. It is an honour to be part of this organisation, one that truly belongs to the community, thank you and we are glad you all enjoyed it!  MESSAGE TO THE BORO PLAYERS: Please stage your play for one other night to give those who were unable to attend a chance to enjoy it. You have put so much work and time into it that you deserve to have another night on stage. The Marian Hall is always available. MOYVANE GAA There was no winner of this week's jackpot of  €6,200. Numbers drawn were 3, 19, 23, 32. Lucky Dip winners of €40 were Joe O'Connor, Bunaghara, Listowel. John Moloney, Moyvane; Timmy

Duggan, Murhur, Moyvane; Liz Devlin c/o Speedy's Bar, Moyvane. Liam Kennelly, Kilbaha, Moyvane. Next week's draw will take place in Enright's Bar on Sunday February 18 at 10.00pm. Jackpot €6,300.  North Kerry League Division 2: Moyvane V Asdee @2pm  in Moyvane on Sunday February 18.  MCL Round 1 Division 5 Moyvane/Tarbert V Renard/St.Marys  on Saturday, February 17 at 4.00pm. Venue TBC  Scor na bPaisti: The children are currently rehearsing for he upcoming North Kerry Final of Scor na bPaisti. Competitors and their competitions will be named shortly.  MEMBERSHIP: Club Membership is still open at €40 for Players and €20 for non-players and students. Membership will close on March 31.  MASSES FOR THE WEEK CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION, MOYVANE:  Friday, February 16 7.00pm Stations of the Cross First Anniversary Mass at 7.30pm for Noreen O’Connor, Kilbaha.  Saturday, February 17 Anniversary Mass at   7.30pm for James Fitzmaurice, Leitrim Middle & Dublin. Sunday, February 18 Mass at 11.00am for Nora Kennelly (née Hudson), Kilbaha & Listowel.  CHURCH OF CORPUS CHRISTI, KNOCKANURE: February 15 Anniversary Mass at 7.30pm for Catherine Culhane, Ballyguiltenane and deceased members of the Culhane & Sheehan Families. Sunday, February 11 First Anniversary Mass at 10.00am for Peggy Higgins, Trien, Kilmorna.  COMMUNITY DEFIBRILLATOR A meeting will be held, in the Marian Hall on Tuesday,  February 20 at 8.00pm to highlight the existence of the Defibrillator outside the Marian Hall with a view to organizing training in CPR and the use of the defibrillator. This meeting will be an information evening  with Questions and Answers. Roger Byrne from the National Ambulance Service Community Responder Network will be in attendance to give information and answer questions. Further information is available from Bernie 0876287410, Ursula 0876309851 and Betty 0873203041 SYMPATHY To the family of Denis Mulvihill, Leitrim West & Barragougeen who lost his fight for life last week. Denis was a hard working man all his life but had suffered from ill health for some time. He was lucky to have such a dedicated family who, over the last number of years, drove Denis around North Kerry to keep him in touch the area he loved. Sympathy also to the McEvoy Family, Aughrim on the death of Kitty Harnett nee McEvoy, Listowel, to Ann Fitzgerald and Family Moyvane on the death of Ann's sister, Mary Prendiville, Listowel. Mikey Joe Walsh, Leitrim Hill passed away in Lystoll Lodge. He is survived by his brother Eddie and sister, Bernie and many good neighbours and friends. May they all rest in peace.   

Ballyduff tried hard facing the elements in the second half with fifteen minutes to go a snowstorm made the game a farce with visibility of only a few yards. Beale ran out winners by seven points. Great credit must go to the thirty or so players who braved the dreadful conditions but playing games in these conditions must be called into question. We hear a lot about player welfare but someone must cry stop before it is too late. Two players made their Senior debuts on Sunday, Ben Tobin and Michael O'Halloran and acquitted themselves well. Welcome aboard lads. Ballyduff Team: Seán Brown; Thomas Slattery, Paul O'Carroll, Ben Tobin; Pádraig Slattery, Paddy Moran, Darren O'Connor; Jack O'Sullivan, Paud Costello; Michael Hussey; Anthony O'Carroll, Michael O'Halloran; David Goulding, Kevin Bowler, TJ Brown. SUB: John Paul Leahy Next fixture is against Brosna Sunday 18th February at 2pm in Ballyduff

Well done to Moyvane/Knockanure U10 boys team who participated in the u10 Indoor Soccer Community Games competition in Duagh on Sunday. Back: Anthony Sheehy, Oisin Stack, Donnacha O Connor, Darragh Scanlon. Front: Darragh O Donoghue, Jer Mulvihill, Cian Fitzgerald, Jack O Connor.

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ST. OLIVER’S N. S. Enrolments for 2018/19 are now being accepted. Please contact the school 06843477. Enrolment forms will be distributed to the children in Ann Marie's Playschool during the week.

DUAGH GAA LOTTO RESULTS No jackpot winner of €5,800 on 12th January. Numbers drawn 1, 11, 20, 24 €20 to: Ger McElligott Lybes James Keane c/o O Briens Tony Collins Lacca Daniel Moran Timmy McMahon Duagh 5 x 5 frees to: Colin Stack c/o Jim's Bar Timmy McMahon Duagh Lisa Keane An Tobar Ger Moran c/o Liam Dennehy Sandra Maher Cois Ard Sellers prize Tom McMahon. Next week's jackpot of €5900 draw at O Briens Bar Monday night at 9.30pm.

FUNDRAISER BINGO Fundraiser bingo in parish hall Ballylongford the 17th of February after 7pm mass in parish hall ballylongford. All are welcome. Thanks BALLYLONGFORD/TARBERT C.C.E. Thanks to everyone who came to our music session in Mike Finucane’s (Nookies) Bar, Ballylongford on Friday night, the support was very much appreciated and we hope everyone enjoyed themselves. We hope the musicians young and not so young had a great night. A special word of thanks to Michael and staff and to people who brought the lovely nibbles. Congratulations and well done to Aisling O’Connor who came 3rd on the Fiddle U/10 and Caireen Uljee who came 3rd on the Tin Whistle U/12 at Lixnaw Féile Feabhra. Reminder: there is no music next Friday night due to med term break. COFFEE MORNING A Coffee Morning in aid of the Irish Heart Foundation will be held in the Parish Hall, Ballylongford on Friday 16th February from 10am to 12 noon. Your support would be greatly appreciated. BALLY POST OFFICE Remember what it was like when you could do your banking with a real human being? One who was glad to get your business? Now you can bank with a human in Ballylongford!! Did you know that you can withdraw cash up to a €600 daily limit from your AIB account at Ballylongford Post Office? Here is the best bit. You can withdraw the exact amount you want right down to the cent! You can also lodge cash to your AIB and Ulster Bank business or personal accounts at the Post Office. Why not pop in today and avoid the hassle of travelling to the bank? BOOKS OFFER Listowel Library will run a book sale of good quality books from February 5th 17th inclusive. Call in and see what’s available. Reasonably priced to suit all pockets. TRANSPORT SERVICE 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 Irishcancer.ie or contact the Irish Cancer Society for more information on 01 2310 522.   O’RAHILLY G.A.A. CLUB Weekly Lotto Friday 9th February at Mike Carroll's Bar Jackpot €4350. Numbers Drawn 8, 10, 19, 32. No Winner. Lucky Dips €20 Jas Reilly Well Road, Mary Stack Tullahinell, Con Hanlon Well Road. Three Free Tickets Sean Carmody Ballyline. Bar Prize Mike McCarthy Lenamore. Thank you for your Support. INCLUSION OF ITEMS If you wish to submit items for inclusion in the Weekly notes please note that all items must be submitted by 8pm on Sunday evening prior to publication anything later will not guarantee that such items will appear. Items for inclusion can be emailed to either estuaryprint@eircom.net or estuarytrophies @gmail.com or contact Numbers (068) 43938 or 087 9528919

LYREACROMPANE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT Weekly Lotto Results - 11/02/18 - Jackpot € 3,650 Numbers Drawn 10 - 13 - 17 - 22 - No winner €35 Sinead Collins Kilcummin €20 Erin Lyons Lyreacrompane Free Ticket Winners: Margaret O Donoghue Listowel. Joan Meehan Listowel Luke & Sophie Foran Listowel. Oliver & Haley Nash Lyreacrompane Next week's Jackpot € 3,650. Lyreacrompane Community Development thank you for your continued support. DUAGH PARENT AND TODDLER GROUP Parent and toddler group continues in St. Josephs/Dennehys every Tuesday 10am to 11. 30am.    All welcome, parents, grandparents, childminders with your babies and Toddlers.    Further info contact Doreen 087 9313846. DUAGH NATIONAL SCHOOL Enrolments are now being taken in Duagh NS for the new school year 2018 / 2019. If you wish to enrol your child for the new school year 2018 / 2019, call Catriona in the school office on 068-45366 or call in to the school. DUAGH/LYRE COMMUNITY GAMES What a busy weekend our participants had over the weekend with events on both Sat and Sunday.  Over the weekend the participants secured the first County Gold and a place in the National finals, a silver and bronze

atheanotes@gmail.com or text on 086 2247408. ATHEA COMMUNITY COUNCIL LOTTO Lucky Numbers Draw - 6 February 2018 - No’s Drawn: 4, 8, 20, 29.  There was no winner - Lucky Dips - €20each: Tom Mullane, Knocknagorna. Francie Flavin, Hillside Drive Charlie & Sam, Athea. Con Ahern, Coole East Sellers Prizes: Donie’s. Lillian Fitzgerald Entrants to draw for €200 at end of month D & N, c/o D. De Barra. Patricia Quinn, Upper Athea Next Draw: 13 February 2018 - Venue:  White’s Jackpot: €5,100

SHOP AND HOUSE CLEARANCE AUCTION Saturday 17 February at 11am at the premises, Main Street Glin, Co. Limerick. All items must go! Including, 6 x 8 walk-in freezer, 3 phase stainless steel oven, 7ft fridge freezer, electric fence, filing cabinets, stainless steel meat slicer, ceiling air conditioning unit, 3ft chilling fridge, 8ft drinks cabinet, 16ft dairy wall, i electronic cigarette unit, electronic scales, antique copper sprayer, gramophone, station of the cross, washing machine, barbeque, and a whole lot more! Viewing from 9am Auction commences at 11am

ATHEA UNITED The results of our weekly lottery draw for Monday, February 12 are as follows Jackpot was €9900. Numbers drawn 11, 16, 22, 32. No Jackpot Winner. Lucky dips to the following – Leanne Shields, Carrigkerry. Joan Buckley, Kilcolman. Eileen Kelly, Athea. Eamon Mullane, Shanagolden. Ray & Doreen, Ardagh    Sellers Mgt Dalton, Karina Buckley. New jackpot €10000 at Donies on Monday, February 19  

ATHEA DRAMA GROUP A2018 production of ‘Pretend Sick’. Con Colbert Hall, Athea on Thursday night February 15th and continues on February 17, 18, 22, 24 and 25

RECENT DEATHS The death has occurred of Edmond (Ned) O'Keeffe,  Gortnagross, Athea.  Ned passed away peacefully on Sunday morning 11 February at St. Catherine’s Nursing Home, Newcastlewest. Sympathy is extended to his wife Mary, daughter Anne and Joseph and beloved extended family, kind neighbours and a large circle of friends. The death has occurred of Maurice (Mossie) Higgins,  Glasha, Athea. Suddenly at his residence on the 11th February 2018. Sympathy is extended to his brothers, nephews, nieces, brother-in-law, sisters-in-law and extended family and friends.

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ST. JOSEPH'S BASKETBALL CLUB Congratulations to the U18 boys last weekend that also brought home the medals after winning their final last weekend. Well done boys. A great success for the U14 girls who weekend who won their Plate final. Well done to our u12 who beat Athea vixens tonight in Duagh. A very exciting and well matched game with our boys winning by a single point. Well done to all the boys who played

Kilmorna & Kathleen (Barrett), Knocknagorna, Athea grandchildren, Edel, Eamon, Padraig, Ciara, Nickey, Oonagh, Kieran & James, greatgrandchildren, brother Jim (Australia), nieces, nephews, daughters in law, sons in law, relatives and friends.

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Fixtures: Saturday, February 17 - U12s away to AK Utd at 11.30am Sun Feb 18 Junior Bs home to Abbeyfeale Utd A at 11.30am in Desmond Cup

The late Sean Batt Fitzgerald Athea with members of Athea Ladies Football Team

medal. Well done everyone. Music:  Congrats to our talented musicians last Saturday who travelled to Keel to take part in the County Music Finals. Oisín and Dáibhead O'Regan brought home the first County gold to  Duagh/Lyre  in group music u12, they now go forward to National finals in UL. Oisín won bronze in solo music u12. Well done to Tara O'Regan in the u16 music, Tara was competing out of age and done a tremendous job today. Well done to you all we are so proud of your achievements. Recitation:  Last Sunday Hayley McElligott travelled to Keel to take part in the U12 Recitation.  Hayley is no stranger to the stage and she thrives putting on her performance.  Hayley won County silver in the u12 Recitation adding to the silver she won in 2017.  What a great achievement for this talented lady, she was born for the stage.    Solo Singing:  Well done to Olivia Dillon who represented Duagh/Lyre in the Tinteán, Ballybunion last Sunday in her first Co. community games singing finals.  Olivia was competing in the U16 category and did us proud. Well done Olivia. U10 Indoor Soccer:  Well done to the U10 indoor soccer team today who did themselves so proud. In the group stage the boys overcame Brosna 5-4, Castleisland 6-3. The team qualified for the final of the group they put up a great battle leading 5-4 but a few quick goals in the last two mins by Ardfert/Kilmoyley saw them win 8-5. Thanks to all the players, John Morris coach and parents today. Team:  Mark Lane, Killian Dillon, Thomas Kelly, Jack Morris, Eoin O'Regan, Cian Dowling, PJ Dowling and Gavin O Brien. Upcoming events;  Next weekend we have two teams taking part,  Saturday  the U13 Indoor Soccer girls and Sunday the U13 Indoor Soccer boys.  Best of luck to both teams, further details next week. Draughts:  At the time of posting these notes, the last training session for Draughts will have taken place and the teams will be picked this week, (extended due to the confirmation pledge mass).  All participants need to let us know their availability as the event is clashing with the Children's mass in Duagh on Feb25th.  The competition starts at 10am in Listowel Community Centre. Thanks:  Thanks to all the parents, supporters and volunteers over the weekend. Thanks to everyone for the photos and you can follow Duagh/Lyre Community Games on Facebook.

The death has occurred of Una Mulvihill (née Smith), Lower Direen, Athea. Wife of the late Eamon. Sympathy is extended to her family, sons Edward (Finuge) James (Ballyconry, Lisselton), Florence (O'Connor) Lisaniskea,

ATHEA LADIES FOOTBALL Sean Batt and ladies football in Athea. What a man what a gentleman. It was with great sadness that we learned of his passing away last week. There is no doubt that Athea Ladies Football club will miss him. We all know that since the early days of opening his unique pub his support for the ladies was enormous. Whether it involved selling raffle tickets or sponsor ship his support was unwavering and it was very much appreciated by the ladies as they went about their business of winning county titles. With the advent of the "fair day " in Athea his sponsor ship of a major prize for the ladies main fundraising effort knew no bounds. His generosity was a revelation for the ladies club and indeed in recent years we had to limit his willingness to sponsor. He was forever willing and never questioned the amount requested. He was present at most of our matches and always enquired about the girls. His patience also was tested many times when the girls brought home county senior titles and the fun and games went on till late in his pub. Indeed, he never complained when the singing and dancing that went with such occasions, occurred. Last year when he was purportedly supposed to be closing down the ladies made a presentation to him in recognition of all that he had given to the club. Before the end of the night we suspected that the "Closing Down " was a false rumour. He enjoyed the devilment of such opportunities and didn't mind contributing to them. We live with our memories and we have many great memories of Sean and his pub. Ní bheidgh a leitheid ann aris.

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Tom Whyte (centre) Ballyduff with his sons David and Chris at the Clonmel Coursing on Sunday. Photo Moss Joe Browne

John Foley Abbeyfeale, Mike Gaynor The Spa Tralee and Paudie Moriarty Ballylongford at the National Coursing Meeting in Clonmel on Monday

Winner of U13 girls singles, Ava Mackay Listowel and runner up Jessica Hartley Listowel at the Kerry Singles Badminton Tournament last Saturday 10th Feb in Killarney

"Love is in the Air" for Valentine's Day on Ballybunion Beach. Photos by Francis Bennett/Droneman.ie

Well done to Tara O'Regan who represented Duagh/Lyre Community Games in solo music u16 last Saturday in Keel

Lixnaw under 10 soccer team who took park in the Community Games soccer tournament in the Community Centre in Duagh on Sunday last. Photo by Liam Kelly

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Alice Molyneaux, Edward & Imelda Twomey at The Fureys 40th Anniversary Concert in The INEC Killarney last Saturday night

Aiden Clarke and Mary Walsh Ballydonoghue CCE Under 6 Waltzing Champions 2018 in Tomaisins Bar last Sat night

Neylon sisters out in force with Lios Tuathail AC last weekend in Nenagh

Lios Tuathail AC athletes Dermot and Robert braving the elements in the u15 All Ireland B Cross Country finals last Sunday in Galway, both athletes won a silver team medal for Kerry

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Congrats to the u12 girls representing Lios Tuathail AC last Sunday in the Munster Indoors

Causeway Comprehensive Students from first and second year, had the fantastic opportunity to attend a numeracy workshop this week. Students were invited to get involved and practice their numeracy skills to beat the Irish Award winning magician, Leon Anderson. Students thoroughly enjoyed the workshop as Leon explained the place of number in Magic. At the same time, Oral Literacy skills were targeted as students were asked to describe to one another how the tricks were being carried out. Team work was very evident as students engaged in turn taking and small group activities. Well done to all involved. Each student will receive a certificate of participation and a booklet to carry home so as to encourage future trickery at home. Parents, be on guard!

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Congrats to Lios Tuathail AC athletes Matthew and Georgie who finished 10th and 12th respectively in the U11 National Cross Country Finals last weekend in Galway

Community Games Girls U.8 to U.12 Art Winners: Shannon Scanlon, Roisin Corridon, Medb Culhane, Cliona McElligott, Aoibheann McElligott, Mary Reidy and Saidbh Daughton

Gerald Counihan from Ballyduff celebrating his 90th Birthday in Lowes Bar with his wife Phil and other family & friends

Dean Broderick and Louise Quinlan with The North Kerry Hunt Club on Sunday the 11th of February at The Bog Village Hunt

Lios Tuathail AC athletes Saoirse (1st 60m u12) and Mollie (4th S/Final) keeping warm at the Munster Indoors last Sunday in Nenagh

Over three hundred people attended the Lee Strand Annual Social on Saturday night at the Ballygarry House Hotel in Tralee. The annual gathering attended by farmers, shareholders, staff and customers of Lee Strand. Pictured are Lily and Brendan Kirby from Banna. Photo by: Domnick Walsh - Eye Focus LTD - 087 / 2672033

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Well done to the pupils from 3rd & 4th class from St. Oliver's N.S. Ballylongford that participated in the Cumann na mBunscoil Cross Country Competition in Tralee last week

Steve Reidy, who won a Bronze medal in the 60m Sprint at the Munster Indoor Championships, held in Nenagh last Saturday

Danny Keane, Caoimhe Laide, Clodagh Murphy and Kieran Mackessy who represented Listowel at the County Talent Competition in Keel last weekend

Congrats to Duagh/Lyre Community Games participant Hayley McElligott who won silver in u12 County Community Games in Keel last Saturday

Ben McElligott (Listowel) runner up in U11 boys singles at the Kerry Singles Tournament last Sat in Killarney. He is pictured with winner Ruadhan Donovan (Anauscaul) and Billy Lacey (Kerry juvenile coach) and Carmel Hudson (Moyvane)

Lios Tuathail AC athletes Amy and Tally who ran in the U11 60m Munster competition in Nenagh last Sunday

The Fureys Eddie & George with Edward & Imelda Twomey from Kilmorna at The Fureys 40th Anniversary Concert in The INEC Killarney last Saturday night

Florence Corridon who represented Listowel at the county singing competition in Balybunion last Sunday

Lios Tuathail AC u9 athletes who braved the elements last Sunday in Nenagh at the Munster Indoors

Tidy Towns stalwarts Peter & Mary McGrath who recently celebrated their 80th & 90th Birthdays. They are pictured at a surprise tea party held for them in the Listowel Arms by their Tidy Towns friends. They both continue to be an integral part of the organisation and we all wish them continued long life & happiness

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Kate Nolan from Listowel U11 girls singles runner up at the Kerry Singles Badminton Tournament last Saturday 10th in Killarney


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LISTOWEL EMMETS

Club Draw We have launched our annual Club Draw worth €10,000 and tickets are now on sale from club officers. We will hold our next two draws in the clubhouse shortly with €850 worth of prizes up for grabs in each draw. Proceeds from the draw go towards the running costs and future development of the club so your support is greatly appreciated. Please contact club PRO Pat Barry 087 7651416 if you would like to support the draw. Prizes as follows - Top Monthly Prize of €300 Additional prizes of 3 X €100 and 5 X €50 Tickets are only €5 per month and are payable by direct debit, annually, quarterly or monthly. No roll overs...just guaranteed winners! 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. Weekly dancing at the clubhouse every Monday evening from 7.30pm. Please contact Monty Boyd if you are interested in taking part. Fixtures Both Minor and Senior North Kerry League fixtures were cancelled last weekend and will be re-fixed in due course.  County Minor League Div 3A - Round 1 - Emmets V An Gaeltacht Saturday, February 17th in Frank Sheehy Park at 4pm North Kerry Senior League Div 1B - Round 2 - Emmets V Desmonds Friday, February 16th in Frank Sheehy Park at 8pm

LISTOWEL ATHLETIC CLUB

Kerry County Primary School Cross country:   In it's first outing, this cross country competition for primary schools was a great success judging by the number of athletes that ran on the day. Lios Tuathail A.C.  club members who ran on the day included Emma Nelyon, Caroline Fallon, Katie Power, Caoimhe Lynch, Georgie O'Donnell, Gerry and Maurice Galvin, Mark McElligott and Adam Lynch in the 3rd and 4th Class. While fifth and sixth class included Rachel Neylon, Caroline Fallon, Eabha O'Connor, Sean O'Mahony and David Lynch. Across the 4 races, the club athletes picked up gold in three races with Georgie O'Donnell, Rachel Neylon and David Lynch winning there respective races. Emma Neylon got Silver and Caroline Fallon was Fifth with Katie Power just behind in sixth in the same race. Well done must go to the primary schools for hosting such an successful event and one we hope will continue in the future.  National B Cross Country:  Lios Tuathail took up a strong club team last Sunday to Galway to take part in the national cross country. In Baltic weather conditions more akin with the Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, the athletes has to deal with near sub zero temperatures and snow showers. Firstly, the club would like to thank all athletes who ran on the day and did not leave the team down and for all parents who braved the hard driving conditions and elements to support the athletes. Our first team up was the Boys U11 where we had two athletes in the podium enclosure. Matt Quinn and Georgie O'Donnell put in a tremendous effort to finish 10th and 12th respectively. John Carmody finished in 30th position but was unfortunate to fall at the half way mark losing up to 12 places. Oisin Mulvihill was next Lios Tuathail athlete to finish along with Oran Doorley and Adam Lynch. The boys finished sixth in the team event out of 20 teams and only a few points off bronze. Well done to these promising young athletes.  Our Under 13 girls of Rachel Nelyon and Sarah Quinn were up next. Rachel running strong from the gun finished in twenty position and just behind was Sarah showing great determination to finish in the top thirty. Both of these girls gave everything in the tank and were awarded with a county team Bronze medal as part of a winning Kerry team.     Our Under 15 boys of Dermot Pierce, Robert Stack, Gearoid Mulvihill and David O'Callaghan were very unfortunate as right at the start of their race they had to contend with a heavy snow shower which made conditions really challenging and not for the faint hearted. The boys battled well and would be happy with their runs. Dermot, Robert and Gearoid were part of a strong Kerry contingent that won Silver medal on the day. Universities: Well done to Aoife Mahony who ran for UCC in the IUAA National indoors last week. Aoife qualified for the final and finished in fourth just outside the medals. Good progress though and now Aoife looks forward to the National Indoors in two weeks time.   Munster Indoors U9 – U12:   Last Saturday and Sunday Lios Tuathail AC has a large number of athletes taking part in the Munster indoors, parents had to brave the hard and dangerous driving conditions with some having to turn back as it was so bad.  Well done to everyone who made it up and then had to brave the cold in the indoor stadium.  Over the weekend Lios Tuathail AC athlete Saoirse Dillon won gold in the U12 60m and Steve Reidy won bronze in the U10 60m.  A large number of athletes made it through to semi finals and finals and done exceptionally well over both days. In the long distance Emma Nelyon competed in her first 600m indoor race and ran well but outside the medal placings.  Well done to everyone for braving the ele-

ments over the weekend and thanks to the parents for the continued support of your athletes with the club. Training continues as normal.   The following is the list of athletes that travelled to Nenagh over the weekend. Boys and Girls u9 Thomas Scanlon, Liam Galvin, Daisy O Donnell, Kate Sheridan, Bridget Power and Catherine Buckley. Boys and Girls u10 Steve Reidy, Odhran Buckley, Jack O Connor, Eliza O Donnell, Eadaoin Larkin, Maddie O Riordan Boys and Girls u11, Ronan Sheridan, Dylan O Callaghan, Maurice and Jeremiah Galvin, Amy O Connor, Tally Collins and Caoimhe Lynch. Girls u12 Saoirse Dillon, Mollie O'Riordan, Orla McElligott, Emma Neylon and Eimear Buckley

LISTOWEL CELTIC

Draw 12/02/18 - Numbers Drawn 13-14-17-29 Jackpot €2,600 not won - Lucky Dip Winners €40-Kathy Flavin €40-Kathleen Phelan,10 Woodview €20-Patricia Chute c/o MJ Carrolls €20-Bill Kennelly c/o Christys €20-James Flaherty c/o Saddle €20-Sheila Hickey,Ballygologue Park €20-Lorraine Farrell €20-Mile Keane,Coilagurteen (Promoter) Match 3 Mary Horgan,Beenameelane Jill Carey Next Draw 19/02/18 at Joes - Jackpot €2,700 Fixtures: Sunday 18th February Denny Premier A - 11.30 Tralee Dynamos V Listowel Celtic Denny Division 1B - 11.30 Killarney Athletic B V Listowel Celtic B Under 16 Girls National Cup - 2.00 Listowel Celtic v Park United (Ennis) All Support greatly appreciated Academy schedule Saturday - Under 10's Training 12.00-1.30 Sunday - Under 7's & 8's Training 10.15-11.15 Under 9's Game V LB Rovers 11.30 Pat Kennedy Park

BEALE GAA

Beale seniors opened their account with a win over Ballyduff in the North Kerry Senior League, Division 1A on Sunday. Played in blizzard-like conditions, the teams braved the elements in Páirc de Staic, and we had the edge at the interval by two points. Hailstone and a strong wind made playing conditions difficult in the second half and a spirited performance ended the game 2-7 to 0-5 in our favour. We host Tarbert in Ballybunion on Sunday at 2 o’clock. We play Brosna on Thursday, February 22nd, at 8.15 and our final game will be against St Senans.  Beale minors kick off Division 4 of the County Minor League on Friday evening when we host Annascaul/Lispole in Pâirc de Staic at 4 o’clock. Then we travel to Blennerville at the beginning of March to play St Patrick’s. Other teams in this division include Beaufort, Spa and Kilcummin. Beale minor”s North Kerry League game against Castleisland has been deferred. All North Kerry League minor games have been postponed until further notice.  Division 4 of the senior County League begins on March 11th, when we travel to Baylongford for our first round game. We host Firies on March 25th and Skellig Rangers in April. Other teams in this division are Tarbert, Renard, Cromane, Fossa, Cordal, St Michael’s Foilmore, Firies, Gneeveguilla and Castlegregory.  Get free club membership when you buy an Annual Lotto ticket from Beale GAA Club for €100 and be entered into the weekly lotto every week for a year. Annual Lotto tickets available from club. Closing date Tue, March 27th. 

by the Horseshoe Bar Listowel Tuesday 20th February 2018 Ladies Voucher Competition– Cashen Course Senior Men’s Competition Thursday 8th February – Cashen Course 1st Tony Hanley (10) 38pts 33+5 2nd Milie Costello (19) 36pts 35+1 33pts 31+2 3rd Paudie Kindlan (21) 4th Vincent Kelly (16) 32pts 30+2 5th Maurice McAuliffe (14) 32pts 6th John Kinsella (14) 31pts 7th Donal Quaid (20) 31pts 30pts 8th Cameron Sterritt (9) 25pts Best Gross: Frank Dore Vintage: Noel Morkan (19) 28pts S. Vintage: Larry Hickey (23) 28pts 32-3

KNOCKNAGOSHEL GAA

Lotto: The next draw will be for a jackpot of €7000 and will be held in Moynihan's Bar, Headleysbridge on Saturday 3rd of March at 10p.m. Tickets are available from Kieran's XL, Leahy's Post Office, the local bars and usual sellers. Fixtures and Results; The weather wasn't kind on Sunday morning and with Asdee's field ruled out of action both teams faced off in Listowel at noon. Asdee lead at the break 0-6 to 0-1 after playing with the breeze. Knocknagoshel fought hard in the second half and clawed back the deficit to leave it honours even at the final whistle on a score of 1-6 to 09.  Knocknagoshel play Ballylongford in Knocknagoshel on Sunday next February 18th at 2p.m. It would be great to see similar support to the first home match of the season so all Knocknagoshel supporters are urged to make time to visit Willie Walsh Park next Sunday at 2p.m. Corn Uí Mhuirí: Best wishes to Tralee CBS and our own John Walsh who face Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne in the final of Corn Uí Mhuirí on Saturday 24th February at 1p.m. in Fitzgerald Stadium. John has been in excellent form in the run up to the final and kicked the decisive point in the dying moments of the semi final to send his team through. Operation Tranformation: A reminder that every Monday evening until the 26th February 2018, our clubhouse and pitch will continue to be open and lit up for you, your friends and your family to get together and walk with us, on our guided Operation Transformation Ireland Lights Up 2018 Walk from 7pm-9pm. This event is open to all fitness levels and all age groups so get behind Knocknagoshel GAA Club as we support the nation in this wonderful community initiative to get Ireland moving! Let's Get Ireland Walking  Registration; Registration for all Underage players will take place on Sunday March 11th at 12.30p.m. in the log cabin. Fees for 2018 are the first child in a family costs €20, the second child costs €15 and subsequent children in a family are free.  Membership; Membership of Knocknagoshel GAA club is now open for 2018. Membership remains the same price as last year. An ordinary member pays €30 for membership. Senior players pay €50, college students pay €30 while minor players pay €20. Benefits of membership are players are insured to play, ordinary  members can use the track at the field and ordinary members can seek tickets from the club for Kerry games. It's also a great way to show your support of the club. Membership can be paid to club officers between now and Mid-March. It can also be paid online through the club website www.knocknagoshel.gaa.ie.  Knocknagoshel GAA are holding an ongoing clothes collection to help raise funds for the club. Bags can be left into the white lorry container near the log cabin at the Football Field. All types of clothes are accepted as  well as shoes,handbags, curtains & towels. 

BALLYDONOGHUE GAA

Closing date for membership of Beale GAA Club is also Tuesday, March 27th. Player membership: €50; Minor player membership: €30; non-player membership: €30. Contact club Registrar, James Buckley, on 087 7993069 for membership. Only fully paid-up members will be considered for any AllIreland match tickets which the club may acquire.

CLUB LOTTO: Last week's Club Lotto Draw took place at Tomaisin’s numbers drawn were 12,19,29,30. There was no winner. The winners of the lucky dips were: Sean O’Mahony, Coolkeragh. Noreen Goule c/o Mona. Eamon Moran, Kiltean. Bryan O’Connor, Bedford. Joe Linnane, Ballydonoghue. Free Ticket winners: Catherine Madden, Lower Kilgraven. Chris Power, Dromerin Cross. Vincent McVeigh, Coolaclarig. Next week’s draw, for a jackpot of €5,100 will take place in The Thatch on Friday night.

BALLYBUNION GOLF CLUB

RESULTS: NKL Div1B. Ballydonoghue v Listowel game postponed due to weather.

Men’s Foursomes Stableford Competition Sunday 11th February – Cashen 1st Brian Slattery (5) & Brendan Slattery (15) 31pts 2nd Padraig Murphy (15) & Jody Fitzmaurice (15) 27pts (BK14) Note: Spring League points awarded from 31pts to 22pts Sunday 18th February 2018 Men’s Singles Stableford Competition – Cashen Ladies Competitions: Saturday 17th February 2018 Ladies Spring League Competition Sponsored

NK Minor league begins on Sat February 10th away to Ballyduff at 3:00pm. OPERATION TRANSFORMATION: Walks continue Dowling Park Coolard for Ireland Lights Up. While numbers continue to increase. Why not come along this Monday night and get active and join in the fun. See you there every Monday from the 22nd January – 26th February 2018 when our club grounds in Coolard will be open and lit up for you, your family and friends to come and walk from 7:30 pm to 9pm.

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ST SENANS GAA

Smal, Casteisland. Starting with the Quiz at 4pm, followed by all other competitions at 6pm

Card game continues every Monday at 9pm in the clubhouse Mountcoal. St Senans GAA Membership

Golden Goal Week 4 winner of the Golden Goal was Tom Batt Lynch which is in conjunction with upcoming Fixtures in both National Football and Hurling League and Championship. (Televised games).Tickets are now available and will be on sale each week for the duration of the National League and Championship from Club members and at the usual outlets; “Jack Jays” Bar, Post Office and John Pius at E2 each with E40 to be given out each week to the winning number which corresponds with the first goal scored. National Club Draw; Tickets for the GAA National Club Draw are available to purchase from Club officers for €10 each. The range of prizes on offer are excellent, Starting from a new Renault car, a travel voucher to the value of 2000 euro, shopping voucher for 1,000 euro, All-Ireland Football Final Package 2018 and many more. All proceeds from the sale of these tickets stay in the club.

NKL Div2: Moyvane V Asdee @2pm in Moyvane on Sunday the 18th.

BALLYLONGFORD GAA

MCL Round 1 Div 5: Moyvane/Tarbert V Renard/St.Marys on Saturday the 17th at 4pm. Venue TBC

Lotto Result 11th February 2018 for a jackpot of €2,400 Numbers drawn: 3, 13, 28, 31. No Jackpot winner - Lucky dip winners €30 Jason Browne. €30 Mary Doody €20 Bobby McElligott. €20 Tom McCarthy Bottle of Whiskey Mag Lenihan Your support is greatly appreciated.

Membership can be paid on Friday night after the senior game in the clubhouse, all players, officers and selectors must be members. Membership for 2018 Members €30, Student €20, Family €50 Result - North Kerry League St Senans 4-08 Tarbert 2-05 Senans entertain Brosna Friday 16th February at Mountcoal in the North Kerry league. Bereavement The community was saddened to hear of the passing of Tony Fitzmaurice Mountcoal. Tony was a fantastic club man having held many positions in the Senans club including Secretary of senior and Bord na nÓg, he was also selector with various team down through the years. Sympathy to his wife Anne, sons David, Adrain & Brian, sister Anne, sisters-in-law, brother-in-law, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, nieces, grandnieces & nephews, relatives, neighbours & friends. The death has occurred of Micheal Kirby formerly of Knockbrane sympathy to his brother Joseph. Sympathy to Kieran, Marcella and Darragh Mulvihill Kilsinan on the death of Kieran’s father Denis. Kerry Fire and Rescue Service Community Smoke Alarm Scheme The aim of the community smoke alarm scheme is to target vulnerable households, including the elderly and people with disabilities. The cost of purchasing the smoke alarm is funded by the Department of Housing, Planning and local Government. Information on Kerry PPN via their web page www.kerryppn.ie

ASDEE GAA

North Kerry League Result Asdee 0-09 Knocknagoshel1-06. Team and scorers James Kelly, Conor Keane, Sean Keane, Brian Coughlan, Keith McNamara, Kieran, Michael Tydings, John Doran(2pts), Darragh Keane(2 pts), Mike Breen (1 pt), Eoin Tydings (1 pt), Paul O Carroll (2 pts),  Denny Dalton, Cyril Dineen (1 pt), Eoin Kennedy. Asdee GAA would like to thank Listowel Emmets sincerely for the use of their pitch last Sunday especially due to the weather conditions. Minor Football League Div 6B Rd 1Sat Feb 17th Bally/Asdee v Castlegregory North Kerry Minor Leagues 2018 has been postpone until after the last round of the County Minor Leagues. North Kerry League Fixtures -  North Kerry Senior Division 2, Rd.4 Sunday 18th February 2018 @ 2pm Asdee v Moyvane Coaching Workshop aimed at U14, U 16 and Minor Club and School Coaches will take place on Wednesday 21st February at 8pm in Moyderwell Primary School Hall, Boherbee, Tralee. Referees Foundation Course - Tralee Feb 23rd and March 2nd Austin Stack Park 8pm Scór Sinsear Co final on Saturday February 24th in Scoil Mhuire Gan

Ballylongfrod Gaa Weekly Lotto Draw Friday 9th February at Mike Carroll's Bar - Jackpot €4350 Numbers Drawn 8. 10. 19. 32 - No Winner - Lucky Dips €20 Jas Reilly Well Road Mary Stack Tullahinell Con Hanlon Well Road Three Free Tickets Sean Carmody Ballyline Bar Prize Mike McCarthy Lenamore Thank you for your Support

The Knockanure GAA Football club would like to express their deepest sympathies to the Donegan Family, Kilbaha. The Prendiville and O’Sullivan Families Duagh, and to the O’Donoghue & Daly families Knockane on their recent bereavements.

MOYVANE GAA

There was no winner of this weeks jackpot of €6,200. Numbers 3, 19, 23, 32. Lucky Dip winners of €40 were Joe O'Connor, Bunaghara; John Moloney, Moyvane; Timmy Duggan Murhur,Moyvane; Liz Devlin c/o Speedy's; Liam Kennelly, Kilbaha. Next weeks draw will take place in Enrights Bar on Sunday the 18th at 10pm. Jackpot €6,300. 

Scor na bPaisti: The children are currently rehearsing for he upcoming North Kerry Final of Scor na bPaisti. Competitors and their competitions will be named shortly. MEMBERSHIP: Club Membership is still open at €40 for Players and €20 for non-players and students. Membership will close on March 31st. 

AGM: Ballylongford Cóiste na Nóg will hold their Annual General Meeting on Thursday 22nd February at 9pm in the Gaa Hall. Everyone welcome. Upcoming Fixtures - North Kerry Senior League 18/02/2018: Knocknagoshel -v- Ballylongford 25/02/2018: Duagh -v- Ballylongford

BALLYHEIGUE CASTLE GOLF CLUB

Sundays competition was a 3 Club + Putter Single Stableford Competition over 12 Holes. 1st Condon, Declan 27 pts (08) 2nd Culhane, Mark 23 pts (06) Next Sunday will be a 12 Hole Single Stableford Competition. Timesheet available online.

North Kerry Minor League - Saturday 24th February Ballylonford/Asdee vs Finuge 3pm. County Minor League - Saturday 17th February 4pm Ballylongford/Asdee vs Castlegregory.

ASDEE ROVERS

Lotto Draw 8/1/18 - Numbers Drawn 4, 6, 11, 20 Jackpot €2,300 not won Lucky Dip winners  €25 - Shane M Collins Littor Rd Asdee      €25 - Chrissie O' Carroll  Asdee  €25 - Noel Long  Asdee East   Next Draw 21/2/18 at Jack J's Bar - Jackpot €2,350 

KNOCKANURE GAA

There was no winner of the €6700 jackpot for Friday 9th February. Numbers drawn were 4, 13, 20, 32. Lucky dip winners of €25 each were 1. Trish Rogan, Lisaniska 2. Siobhain Browne, c/o The Ploughman 3. Paddy Enright c/o Dick Whites Bar 4. Jim Gould, Kilmorna 5. Deirdre Lennon, Stokers Grove, Listowel Next weeks draw to held Friday 16th February with jackpot upto €6800. The Knockanure GAA Football Club AGM will be held on Thursday 22nd February at 8pm sharp. All nominations etc to be submitted to the club sec-

Albert, Caroline, Lillie, Michael F. and John Barrett with Jimmy Deenihan at Clonmel’s National Coursing Meeting last Monday. It was Michael’s 45th consecutive year at the event

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retary Willie J. Leahy (087) 7945913 before Sunday 18th February.

County Community Games gold medal winners Oisín and Dáibhead O'Regan in the u12 group music in Keel last Saturday representing Duagh/Lyre. Oisín also won won bronze in the u12 solo music. Good luck in National finals in UL

U10 indoor soccer team who represented Listowel in Duagh last Sunday. Aodhan O'Connell, Robbie Scanlon, Ajay Barrett, Cathal Dalton, David Lawlor and Seamus Lyons.

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Well done to the Duagh/Lyre U10 Indoor Soccer team who participated in the Co Community Games competition last Sunday in Duagh Sports and Leisure Centre

Community Games Boys U.8 to U.12 Art Winners: Finn Daughton, Maurice Galvin, Jerry Galvin, Bryan Murphy, Padraig McElligott, Sebastian O'Connell, James Hunt and Joey O'Connel

north kerry gaa p.r.o. Mairead o’Sullivan Mobile: 086 3689061 | Email: osullivan_mairead@yahoo.com MCCARTHY INSURANCE LISTOWEL - SENIOR LEAGUES 2018 Division 1 A Round 3: Tarbert 2.05 v St Senans 4.08 | Beale 2.07 v Ballyduff 0.05 | Brosna Bye  Division 1 B Round 1: Castleisland Desmonds 1.10 v Finuge 2.09 Division 2 Round 3: Asdee 0.09 v Knocknagoshel 1.06 | Ballylongford Bye Fixtures: First named team has home advantage  Division 1 A Round 4 - Sunday 18th February 2018 @ 2pm Ballyduff  v Brosna | Beale v Tarbert | St Senans Bye Division 1 B Round 2 - Sunday 18th February 2018 @ 2pm Finuge v Ballydonoghue | Listowel Emmets v Desmonds - Friday 16th February @ 8pm Venue: Listowel Division 2 Round 4 - Sunday 18th February 2018 @ 2pm Knocknagoshel v Ballylongford | Asdee v Moyvane | Duagh Bye Back Games  - Division 1 A Round 1 St Senans v Brosna -Friday 16th February @ 8.30pm Venue Mountcoal  Ballyduff v Tarbert - Saturday 24th February @ 3pm Venue: Ballyduff 

Listowel Bookmaker Berkie Browne with Mary T Mulvihill and Julie Maloney at the Clonmel Coursing Festival. Photo Moss Joe Browne

Division 1 A Round 2: Thurs 22nd February 2018 @ 8.15pm  Venue: Mountcollins Co. Limerick: Brosna v Beale GAELTACHT SCHOLARSHIPS   There are six scholarships available through the North Kerry Football Board, Scholarships will be allocated one per club on a  first come basis, Clubs who take part in Scor representing North Kerry Football will get president. Participants must be a member of your club and membership number must be accompanying their name from club secretary on application. Applications will only be accepted from club secretaries. DELEGATE MEETINGS March Meeting will take place on Thursday 1st March at 8pm in Christys, The Well, Listowel. This meeting will be Ratification of the First Fifteen, please have your first fifteen with me no later than Thursday 22nd February. You will not be able to compete in County League unless your team list is ratified at district level first.

Congrats to Lios Tuathail AC athlete Gearoid who won a team silver National medal with Kerry last weekend in the National Cross Country finals last weekend in Galway

KERRY TEAM   The Kerry team had got off to a great start with a very young team in the first two rounds against Donegal at home and Mayo away gaining maximum points an away game to Monaghan was called off due to unplayable pitch on Sunday last this game at time of submitting was not refixed by the CCC  . From the North Kerry Football Board Shane Enright Tarbert, Jason Foley and Brain O Seanachain Ballydonoghue. NORTH KERRY FOOTBALL EXECUTIVE 2018  Ratification of the Executive Committee  President:  Gerry Brosnan Moyvane | Chairman: Johnny Stack Moyvane  Vice Chairmen: John Ross Ballyduff & Eddie A. Walsh Asdee | Secretary: Mairead O Sullivan Moyvane Asst Secretary. Sean Moriarty Listowel | Treasurers: Aidan Galvin Finuge & John Joe Walsh Ballylongford Development Officer: Denis O Connor Moyvane | Scor Officer: P.J. Mulvihill Moyvane Child Welfare Officer: Julie Finucane Tarbert (appointed position).  C.C.C.  Chairman: Johnny Stack Moyvane  | Secretary: Mairead O Sullivan Moyvane Executive Officer: Sean Moriarty Listowel Emmets Delegate: Patsy Coughlin Asdee | Delegate: Ger Moran Ballydonoghue Delegate: Jim Galvin St Senans | Delegate: Jack Harrington Ballyduff  Finance Committee: Chairman: Aidan Galvin Finuge - John Joe Walsh Ballylongford P.J Mulvihill Moyvane - Johnny Stack Moyvane - Denis O'Connor Moyvane  SYMPATHIES   Mulvihill Family Moyvane. Daly Family Clounmacon. Gilbert Family Ballydonoghue, Walsh Family Ballydonoghue. Supple Family Ballyduff/Ballylongford. 

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THE MIRACLE PRAyER Dear Heart of Jesus in the past I have asked many favours. This time I ask you this special one, (mention favour). Take it dear heart of Jesus and place it within your heart where your father sees it. Then in his merciful eyes it will become your own favour not mine. Amen. Say this prayer three times for three days and your favour will be granted. Never been known to fail. Must promise publication of prayer. A.k.

THE MIRACLE PRAyER Dear Heart of Jesus in the past I have asked many favours. This time I ask you this special one, (mention favour). Take it dear heart of Jesus and place it within your heart where your father sees it. Then in his merciful eyes it will become your own favour not mine. Amen. Say this prayer three times for three days and your favour will be granted. Never been known to fail. Must promise publication of prayer. M.k.

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

THE MIRACLE PRAyER Dear Heart of Jesus in the past I have asked many favours. This time I ask you this special one, (mention favour). Take it dear heart of Jesus and place it within your heart where your father sees it. Then in his merciful eyes it will become your own favour not mine. Amen. Say this prayer three times for three days and your favour will be granted. Never been known to fail. Must promise publication of prayer. A.B.

THE MIRACLE PRAyER Dear Heart of Jesus in the past I have asked many favours. This time I ask you this special one, (mention favour). Take it dear heart of Jesus and place it within your heart where your father sees it. Then in his merciful eyes it will become your own favour not mine. Amen. Say this prayer three times for three days and your favour will be granted. Never been known to fail. Must promise publication of prayer. M.g.

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