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Friday 12th October 2018 Vol. 11 Issue 36


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Ballybunion Tidy Towns say ‘Thank You’ for Successful Golf Classic

Kerry Tidy Towns committees to receive €55,000 - Cllr. Kennelly Fine Gael Councillor Mike Kennelly, has welcomed the allocation of €55,000 for Tidy Towns committees here in Kerry. The Minister for Rural & Community Development, Michael Ring, has announced a €1.4 million national grant scheme to mark the 60th anniversary of the Tidy Towns Competition. This scheme will allow each Tidy Towns committee to apply for a grant of between €1,000 and €4,000 to support the work they do and will support 42 committees throughout the county.

Ballybunion Tidy Towns would like to thank the following for their assistance in our extremely successful Golf Classic: • To all of our sponsors and friends for their generous donations. (Individual sponsors’ names will be highlighted on our Facebook page and SuperValu bulletin board). • To the General Manager and all the staff of the Ballybunion Golf Club for being so helpful. • To The Advertiser and Ballybunion News for all the publicity in the run up to the event. • To the locals and visitors who played rounds of golf in the Classic. Following the competition, Noel Nash and Father Sean Hanafin were on hand in the clubhouse for awards. The winning teams were: 1st Place: John Joy, Maurice Boyle, Con McCarthy and Eamon Stack from Ballybunion 2nd Place: Stephen Galvin’s team from Mikey Joe’s Pub 3rd Place: Billy Daly’s team from Kanturk Half of the golfing proceeds go to the St. John’s Restoration Fund. Picture 1st Place Winners with Fr. Hannafin: Noel Nash, John Joy, Maurice Boyle, Con McCarthy, Eamon Stack

Kennelly said: “This investment by the Government will directly support the local Tidy Towns groups. These volunteer led community initiatives bring out the best in our towns and villages. This competition really shows us the importance of participation. Our local Tidy Towns volunteers are a credit to our community. I encourage anyone who feels strongly about our community and our environment to get involved with Tidy Towns.” “I have no doubt that towns and villages across Kerry will benefit hugely from this investment. Wherever you have active Tidy Towns committees, it gives the place a real boost and creates the environment for tourism,” Cll. Kennelly said. Minister Ring said: “This funding is recognition from the Government of the huge contribution made by citizens in their own communities. Tidy Towns groups have made our country as a whole a better place to live in and to visit. The work is carried out on a voluntary basis and we all benefit from it. This investment by the Government will further enhance our towns and villages and represents great value for money.”

TOM CREAN REMEMBERED… To mark the 80th anniversary of the passing of the great Kerry Antarctic explorer Tom Crean, Kerry Writers’ Museum, Listowel are delighted to welcome back Michael Smith for a special lecture on Tuesday October 16th at 7.30pm. Michael is an authority on Polar exploration having published nine books on the subject. His best-selling biography of Tom Crean - An Unsung Hero, has sold well over 100,000 copies worldwide and cast new light on Ireland’s significant role in early Polar exploration. He has appeared in TV and radio documentaries and lectured at many literary festivals and in prestigious venues both in Ireland and worldwide. Michael is a former award-winning journalist with The Guardian and The Observer. In his lecture Michael will recall the epic life of the farmer’s son from Annascaul. Crean served on three major expeditions of discovery to the Antarctic a century ago, spent longer in the ice than either Captain Scott or Ernest Shackleton and outlived them both. Michael will be joined on the night by Crean’s granddaughter Aileen Crean O’Brien and partner Bill Sheppard who will recount the expedition they undertook on the centenary of the Kerry man’s historic traverse of South Georgia with Frank Worsley and captain of the Endurance, Ernest Shackleton. Wishing to honour their renowned grandfather and great-grandfather, the Crean O’Brien family decided to retrace his footsteps on the thirty-six hour traverse that finally brought the men to Stomness whaling station and salvation after months of being stranded in frozen ice. A century on, Tom Crean’s character lives on, not just in his descendants but also in a very real way in the place where he made Polar history. Artefacts from Tom Crean will be on display which are being kindly loaned to the Museum from the Crean collection at Kerry County Museum, Tralee. Kerry Writers’ Museum is also organising special sessions with Michael Smith for local primary schools on October 16th starting at 10am. Michael’s book on Tom Crean is included on the primary school curriculum for 5th and 6th class pupils. Schools who wish to attend the sessions should contact the Museum as soon as possible. Bookings for both can be made by contacting the Kerry Writers’ Museum at 068 22212 or by emailing:

Pictured are Cara Trant manager of Kerry Writers’ Museum Listowel and Sarah O’Farrell, Collections and Documentation Officer at Kerry County Museum, Tralee. Photo By: Domnick Walsh - Eye Focus LTD - 087 / 2672033


“Having a Minister for Tourism in Kerry clearly doesn’t mean a lot” Michael Healy-Rae on increase in tourism VAT Rate in Budget 2019 Back in 2011 the Government of the day showed great vision in reducing the tourism VAT rate from 13.5% to 9%, it certainly saved a lot of businesses especially in regional and rural areas of Ireland during some of the hardest times we have faced economically. I am both disgusted and angry at the fact we have seen such a dramatic increase in the tourism VAT rate today. It is a real slap in the face to one of the biggest sectors of employers in our country. The tourism sector provides over 235,000 jobs annually and many of these jobs in regional and rural areas will be under serious threat. It is expected that the increase in taxes will generate €580 Million of which €400 Million would hit on regional businesses. The first businesses that will really feel the squeeze will be the ones in rural Ireland, the small operators who rely fully on the peak summer season, if the government had the gumption to at least raise the threshold from €37,500 to €50,000 it may result in a lot of smaller operators being saved. I have always said, no matter who it is or what party they are from, be it a Senior Minister or Junior Minister, in Kerry, we are better off having one, than not, but, in this case it seems like our Minister has not made much of an effort to save the 9% VAT rate, it just goes to show having a Minister for Tourism in Kerry clearly doesn’t mean a lot and I would call on Minister Griffin to at least look for the threshold to be increased to try and save some of the operators that will be under severe pressure now due to this increase. Since the reduction of the VAT in 2011, yes, the tourist industry has thrived, but, that does not mean the Government should then come along and hammer the industry with such a massive increase. Creating over 65,000 jobs since 2011 and providing over €2 billion in taxes annually it is clear to see that this industry more than contributes to the exchequer, I see it as an unnecessary increase given the uncertainty of Brexit, of which UK operators make up 30% of business for many in the tourism sector. It is both short sighted and reckless to now have Ireland in the top 5 in Europe when it comes to VAT on accommodation and I am extremely disappointed that Minister Griffin allowed this to happen on his watch.

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listowel recent deaths Michael McCarron, Gurtinard Patrick O Mahoney, John B Keane Grove. Michael (John) Obrien, Manchester late of Convent St. annIVersarY reMeMBrance Thomas O Connor & deceased family members, Skehenerin. Martin McGrath, Cahirdown. old or Broken MoBIle phones for nano nagle Please drop into Denise in the Parish Office or call Frank Greaney on 087 2536120 lIstoWel landrY for elderlY annUal chUrch gate collectIon Is on next weekend 6th & 7th Oct. Thank you for on going support of this very worthy service. 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. More details on attentIon… north kerrY older persons MaIntenance serVIce Is now taking requests for Winter. We provide a low cost maintenance and minor repair service specifically for senior members of the community of North Kerry. Prepare your home for the cold weather (i.e. powerwashing footpaths and driveways). Christmas is quickly approaching and now is the time to tackle indoor improvements and repairs. We also offer home cleaning and domestic support. For more information please call 068 23429 or 0873776724.

Fr Pat Ahern, Paraic Maher, Margaret Maher, James Scanlon, Fr Dan Ahern, Mary Claire Scanlon at Paraic’s Book Launch of 'Betrothed' on the marriage of Mary and Joseph, at St Michael's College Listowel on October 4th

lIstoWel faMIlY resoUrce centre Relaxation Techniques for busy people event - Relaxation Event on Friday 12th Oct. 11am. To 1pm. Listowel Family Resource Centre. Facilitator: Fr. Anna O Sullivan, (Senior Clinical Psychologist Kerry Adult MH Services). “No talking just doing” workshop will include elements of mindfulness, visualization, progressive muscular relaxation, diaphragmatic breathing and many others. A personal development course for Autumn 2018 - Nourishing Yourself “Developing the strength to be fully present in your own life” Weekly for 4 Sessions with Kate Fitzpatrick. Learning several skills over the 4 weeks to support self-awareness and a positive frame of mind to help relieve stress and to stay confident and fit in mind and body. To Book: Contact Bridie 068-23584 féIle an tsolaIs – festIVal of lIght Art and Technology Festival happening in Listowel from the 02–04 of November. Féile an tSolais is a family orientated Art and Technology Festival that explores all forms of art and encourages artists to collaborate across mediums. It’s a festival that embraces diversity, culture and nurtures artists and communities by creating a platform for artists to engage with the local community. We have lots planned Exhibitions, Workshops, Pop-up galleries, A Forest of Light in the town park and lots more.

Clounmacon/Moyvane LGFA who recently contested the Junior B County Championship and the Division 4 County League

the thoMas ashe Branch o.n.e. open MeetIng In Christys The Well Bar on Tuesday October 23rd at 8.30pm. We would like to invite the follwoing… Ex P.D.F. F.C.A. R.D.F. Civil Defence, Irish Red Cross and The Guardai. For any further information please call 087 6261581 YIn Yoga classes - lIstoWel coMMUnItY centre (gYM) Mondays 1 - 2pm | Thursdays 11am - 12 | Fridays 7pm - 8pm. Drop in classes for beginners. Cost €10 - Concessions €8 unemployed - Students - OAPs recrUItIng eXtra MInIsters for oUr chUrch Our Parish Liturgy Group are looking for extra Adult Readers please contact Mary Walsh on 0876294324/ Student Readers Michelle Buckley on 0872071371 and Minsters of the Eucharist, Parish Office on 21188. BallYBUnIon sea & clIff rescUe serVIce Will hold their annual church gate collection at all masses on next weekend 13th and 14th October. groW coMMUnItY Mental health MoVeMent In Ireland Journey through mental health Wednesday nights at 8pm in the Seanchaí Centre, Listowel. This programme is open to all and is free of charge. No introductions needed. Just come along. For more information, contact Jerry, 0860271990.

Duagh man Liam O Flaherty hoping to sell at Listowel Horse Fair last Thursday with Michael Lillis and Moss O Connor. Photo Moss Joe Browne

the World of nano nagle Sat 20th Oct: Maurice Bric UCD: The World of Nano Nagle when the Penal Laws were enforced, ignored and abolished. 10am – 4pm; €65 incl. light lunch; Booking required Nano Nagle Birthplace 022 26411 lIstoWel coMMUnItY WalkIng groUp Want to get some exercise? Would like to go for a walk but would like company? Why not join our Community Walking Group? You can walk and talk at the same time as getting exercise! We cater for beginners and moderate walkers. We meet every Monday evening at 6.55 p.m. in the Neodata Car park ( adjacent to town park) and walk from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. ( approx.) For further information contact 0834809426. free It skIlls for farMers Covers using an account on to: Review, save, print & e-mail herd details. Record farm-to-farm movements. Register calves. Also covers Basic Internet Skills (setting up & using e-mail; internet search and online security). Classes running Oct/Nov 2018 in Tarbert/ Listowel / Ballybunion / Ballyduff 10 hours in total. Own herd number not required as practice numbers will be supplied. Booking essential. Contact: Rosaleen (085) 7714355 free Internet classes Morning and evening classes available on any of the following: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays Venues: Ballybunion Community Centre / Listowel Community Centre / Tarbert Bridewell. Booking essential. Contact Mary O’Gorman (087) 7826432.


Jack Kennelly and Jamie McVeigh at Dromclough NS last Friday photographed with all of Jamie’s cousins (Hudsons, Careys and Kennellys) at the school

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Numbers are limited, all materials are supplied and the cost is €10. Booking is essential and you can text Julie at 085 8016812.


tarBert notes: To include items - email or phone Patrick Lynch at 068 36117

coMpUter classes Free computer classes will commence in the Bridewell in the near future. If you are interested please contact Mary O'Gorman at 087 7826432,

tea dance Abbeydorney/Kilflynn Care Group are having a Tea Dance in Ashe Hotel, Tralee on Sunday 21st October from 3.00 – 7.00 pm. Contribution €10. Buses leaving both villages @ 3 PM.

deaths Richard Lewis, described as Ireland' s most elegant of dress designers died in Dublin on 27th September last aged 73. Few people would be aware of his links to Tarbert and Tarmons. Over 100 years ago, a tailor who went by the name of Tom' Tailor' Toomey plied his trade as a tailor from his home in Tarmons. A daughter of his, Kate sister of the late John Toomey married Johnny Mulvihill of Doonard, Tarbert and they had four sons and three daughters. The three daughters went to Dublin to work in the dressmaking trade. One daughter, Mary died from T.B., another, Josie Costello returned to Tarbert where she carried on the dress making trade at 5 St.Patrick's Terrace. The third daughter, Peg married Vincent Lewis and remained in Dublin. She was known for her crochet work and intricate stitching artistry. Two children, Mary and Richard. were born out of this marriage. It came as no surprise that Richard Lewis graduated from the Grafton Academy of Dress Design in 1965. He opened a shop and salon in Dublin. He was named as Best Designer in 1988 at the Satzenbrau Fashion Awards. In 2014 he was celebrated in Ireland for his 50 years in the industry. It is interesting to think that it all started in Tarbert with his great grandfather Tom 'Tailor' Toomey. Sympathy of the community to his sister Mary in Dublin and his first cousin, Johnny Mulvihill, Doonard and the extended Mulvihill family. Sympathy of the community is also extended to Mary Meade and family, Doonard Crescent, Tarbert on the death of Mary's brother, Nelius Hayes of Ballygeale, Patrickswell, Co.Limerick. Requiem Mass took place at the Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Patrickswell on Monday 8th.October followed by private cremation at Shannon Crematorium. He is survived by his wife Marie, daughter Evonne, sons Seamus, Edmond and Fonsie another sister Joan, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. scoIlBhlIaIn nUa Tarbert National School celebrated the start of the New School Year with Mass in St. Mary's Church last Wednesday. Fr Pádraig and Fr John had words of welcome and words of wisdom for the pupils and teachers in attendance. 22 new Junior Infants were in the front rows. Cór na nóg fé stiúr Maeve Lawlee impressed with their lovely singing voices and we look forward to hearing them again. Beir bua agus beannacht do gach éinne. recYclIng Workshop TDA/Tidy Towns will host a Recycling Workshop in the Community Centre this Saturday 13th.October at 10.30 am. The purpose of this workshop is to help people understand what can and cannot be recycled and why. Outside tidy towns groups have been invited and everybody is welcome agus cupán tae le fail ina diaidh. hIstorIcal socIetY Tom Donovan, historian, will give a talk on 'Pre-Famine Violence in North Kerry and West Limerick' to Tarbert Historical Society on Saturday 20th October at 7.30pm in the Bridewell, Tarbert. Tom is Editor of the Old Limerick Journal, the Glencorbry Chronicle and other publications. Everybody is welcome to attend agus cupán tae ina diaidh. tIdY toWns Tarbert Tidy Towns will shortly be planting some 400 spring bulbs in the Sensory Park, the Memorial Plaza and the various planters in the village. They wish to acknowledge the Kerry Community Support Fund 2018 for the financial assistance received for this years planting projects. chIldren's art Workshop Julie Finucane will conduct a Halloween Children's Art Workshop on Saturday 27th October in Tarbert Community Centre from 11am. to 12.30pm for children aged 5 to 12 years.

cÚrsaI cÚrsÁla Fogra from Tomás ; There was a disappointing start to the Coursing season in Kilflynn for local enthusiasts. The Five Dreams syndicate headed by John O'Connor of Tieraclea under the stewardship pf Patrick O'Connor of Saleen, fell foul of a judge's decision in the final. Hopefully, better days ahead for this dog. The Glin Coursing meeting last weekend produced better results. The Flynn family of Doonard were successful in winning the Derby Trial stake with 'Guts and Glory'. This is a very impressive February pup, bred, owned and trained by John Flynn. He is a son of Joe O'Connor's (Saleen) very successful stud dog 'Razor Ashmore'. tarBert gaa North Kerry Championship: After an truly exciting encounter Tarbert were victorious against a gallant Ballylongford team after extra time on a scoreline of 1-21 to 1-17. Tarbert who were hot favourites to win this contest were well aware of the battling qualities of this Ballylongford team and playing with the wind in the first half, Tarbert found it difficult to break down the Ballylongford defence until Noel Kennedy hit the net to put Tarbert up 1-4 to 0-4 after fifteen minutes. A point from Andrew Doherty and a free from Ger O’Sullivan was matched by Ballylongford who two corner forwards were causing difficulties for Tarbert defence. With the halftime scores Tarbert 1-8 Ballylongford 0-9, Tarbert knew that the second half was going to prove difficult and after ten minutes Ballylongford took the lead and this was followed by a long shot which went straight to the back of the net to put Ballylongford in full control half way through the second half and leading by four points. A red card to Tarbert’s Michael Heaphy added further pressure to the Tarbert defence but also seemed to ignite a fierce comeback by the red and black. A brace of points by Ambrose Lanigan and frees from Cillian Langan and Ger O’Sullivan had the team levels with eight minute left. Tarbert then went up two points running into injury time but in true Ballylongford tradition they fought back to draw level and had a winning free right at the final whistle which went wide. With the game now going to extra time and Tarbert with the wind points from Micheal Carrig, Shane Enright and Ger O’Sullivan put Tarbert up 1-17 to 1-18 at half time of injury time. Tarbert were the fitter team in the second half of injury time and an excellent long range point from Ambrose Lanigan and two from Ger O’Sullivan were the final scores to see Tarbert into the next round of the championship. Team Gavin Breen, Sean Carrig, Michael Heaphy, Daniel O’Connor, Shane Enright, Danny Wren, Micheal Normile (capt.), Mark Buckley, Shea McDonnell, Kevin Enright, Ambrose Lanigan, Killian Langan, Andrew Doherty, Ger O’Sullivan, Noel Kennedy. Subs Finbarr Carrig for Noel Kennedy, Micheal Carrig for Sean Carrig, Brian Heaphy for Kevin Enright, Sean Holly for Shea McDonnell (inj,), Shane O’Connor for Michael Heaphy (extra time). Jamie Diggins, Donal Leahy, Ian Flavin, Jack Healy, Eamon O’Callaghan. GAA LOTTO: There was no winner of last week’s lotto draw. The numbers drawn were; 7, 13, 15 and 18. Luck Dips winners were Jeni, Caroline McLoughlin, Trish Griffin, Bridie Mackessty, Tom O’Keefe, Kathy McAuliffe. Next week’s draw takes place in Carmody’s Bar with a jackpot of Euro 1,800. Thanks to all those who continue to support the Lotto. Fixture: Tarbert juniors game against St. Senan’s is now scheduled to take place on Monday 29th October with the Tarbert Moyvane U-21 due to play Beale on Saturday 27th October. Tarbert Moyvane U-16 team play Finuge next weekend in the Div 2 championship, venue to be confirmed.

socIal set dancIng Takes place on Monday nights in St. Columbus Centre, Kilflynn from 9pm. Quick steps, waltzes and all two-hand dances, followed by tea/coffee, cake, and chat. All welcome. aBBeYdorneY/kIlflYnn coMMUnItY gaMes Tom Healy Under 15 Hurling Tournament [9 a side, with panels of 15 players; under lights]. Venue: Healy Park, Abbeydorney Teams competing on Friday, 12 October: Kenmare/Kilgarvan | Ballyduff | Abbeydorney Templeglantine | Crotta O'Neill's Teams competing on Friday, 19 October: St. Brendan’s | Kilmoyley | Ballyheigue & Lixnaw Friday, 26 October - Finals The Tournament is hosted by Abbeydorney G.A.A. Club and sponsored by the North Kerry Hurling Board fIXtUre: U21 coUntY chaMpIonshIp fInal Crotta v Lixnaw this Saturday 13th October at 4pm in Austin Stacks. Best of luck to team and mentors. Please come out and show your support to lads in green & red. st. MarY’s chUrch Mass will be celebrated on Saturday 13th October at 6.00p.m Deceased members of the Ryan Family, Ballyconnell. Catherine, James & Thomas O’Connor, Betty Quinn and deceased members of O’Connor Family, Laccamore Kilflynn Altar Society for October: Brenda Brennan & Kay Sheehan Dates for the 2019 Diary: First Holy Communion: Saturday 11th May Kilflynn 11.00 a.m. Saturday 18th May Abbeydorney 11.00 a.m. heart connectIon MedItatIon Art Connection Meditation every monday evening, St Columbas Kilflynn 7.15 to 8.45 (Drop in) - Contact Paula or MASS Celebrating Special Wedding Anniversaries will take place in St. Bernard’s Church, Abbeydorney on Sunday 11th November at 10.00 a.m. All couples in the parish celebrating significant anniversaries this year (5th, 10th, 15th, 20th, 25th, 30th, 35th, 40th, 45th, 50th and every year over 50), should submit their names and the wedding date to the Parish Office before 20th October. Couples, living outside the parish, who got married in Abbeydorney or Kilflynn Church, are also invited to this celebration. Refreshments will be served afterwards. paUl Wallace r.I.p. It was with deep regret that Crotta Hurling club learned of the sudden passing of Lixnaw Hurling Club chairman Paul Wallace. We offer our Sincere condolences to his beloved family, his loving wife Teresa, Sons Sean, Robert and Jason, sisters Mary, Peg and Anne, brothers Michael, Ray, Patrick and Noel, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, relatives, to the members and players of Lixnaw hurling club and to his friends and neighbours.

both on and off the field and he will be greatly missed by the hurling community in Kerry. Ar Dheis Dé go raibh a anam. kIlflYnn preschool & afterschool halloWeen caMp €40 loads of spooky fun to be had. Camps are subsidized through government funded programs please contact Deirdre Herbert on 085 1600085, places are limited and booking is required. ardfert retreat centre (066 7134276) Celebrate your Faith with videos: Thomas Merton, Dietrich Bonhoeffer & others. Elizabeth Gilmartin, Mondays, starts 15th Oct. 7.30-9.00 p.m. Jesus & the Gospels (Denis McBride) Programme: Elizabeth Gilmartin, Tuesdays, starts 16th Oct. 2.30 - 4.00 p.m. Exploration of the Christian Story with Dr. Eugene Duffy - Dr. Eugene Duffy, Mary Immaculate College, Limerick will present a public talk entitled ‘Exploration of the Christian Story – Deepening your understanding of the scriptures.’The presentation will take place over two evenings, Wednesday, October 17th and Wednesday, October 24th 2018 in St. Patrick’s Hall, Listowel. The presentation will begin at 8pm. All are welcome. There is no charge for this event. aBBeYdorneY BadMInton clUB Registration for the new season will take place in Abbeydorney Community Hall on Friday October 12th at 7.45 pm. Cost for year is €50 per child, €90 for 2 siblings and €120 for 3 siblings. Adult registration will take place on the same night. Beginners welcome. AGM takes place at 8pm. Coaching will recommence on Tuesday 16th and Wednesday 17th October. crotta lotto Jackpot hIs €8,000 The numbers drawn out of the drum by the Independent observer: Ger McCarthy, Abbeydorney on Monday 8th October in Herbert's Bar, Kilflynn were 9,18, 28 and 29. There was No winner of €7,900 Jackpot. The following won €35 in the lucky dip draw: Tom Dillon, St. Brendan’s Park, Tralee, Cal Glavin, Laccamore, Kilflynn and Helen Stack and Katie Quilter, Abbeydorney. The next draw will take place in Parker's Pub, Kilflynn on Monday 15th October with a €8,000 Jackpot. Tickets are available at 2 Euro each or 3 for 5 euro from Club tickets sellers or you can also play on www.locallotto.ieThe Crotta Hurling Club also have lotto tickets sellers calling to Houses in The Kilflynn and surrounding areas at present. Your continued support is greatly appreciated. Check out north kerrY older persons MaIntenance serVIce Is now taking requests for winter work. We provide a low cost maintenance and minor repair service specifically for senior members of the community of North Kerry. Prepare your home for the cold weather (i.e. power-washing footpaths and driveways). We also offer home cleaning and domestic support. For more information please call 068 23428 or 0873776724. the MUnster JUnIor clUB caMogIe seMI-fInals Will take place on Sunday October 14th. St. Joseph's Doora Barefield (Clare) v Clanmaurice (Kerry) In Gurteen GAA -Throw-in: 2pm - Referee: TP Sullivan (Tipperary). Best wishes to the Crotta players Jackie Horgan, Megan Weir and Aoife Behan, their Clanmaurice team mates and their mentors.

Paul was always a gentleman to deal with,


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ballybunion coMMUnItY centre / Beale gaa lotto The Community Centre / Beale GAA Lotto, Sunday, 30th September, was held in "Kilcooly's". The numbers drawn were: 7, 16, 19, 20 There was no winner of the €4,350 Jackpot. The lucky dip winners are: €40 - John Halpin, Croom, c/o The Railway €30 - Nicola Courtney, c/o Courtney's Bar €20 - Noel Stack, Moyvane, c/o Courtney's 5 Free Tickets - Nora & Josie, c/o The Railway Next week's draw will be held in "Mikey Joe's" on Sunday, 14th October,  at 9:30 pm  and the Jackpot is €4,400. Ballybunion Community Centre & Beale GAA would like to thank everyone for their continued support. BallYBUnIon health & leIsUre centre 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 MoYa Winter festival of Meditation, Ocean, Yoga and Arts is happening on October Bank Holiday Weekend, Brochures are now available from all outlets and as well as the tourist office. If you would like more information, please Phone 0868944292 free It skIlls for farMers Covers using an account on to: Review, save, print & e-mail herd details. Record farm-to-farm movements. Register calves Also covers Basic Internet Skills (setting up & using email; internet search and online security) Classes running Oct/Nov 2018 in Tarbert/ Listowel / Ballybunion / Ballyduff 10 hours in total. Own herd number not required as practice numbers will be supplied. Booking essential. Contact: Rosaleen (085) 7714355 free Internet classes Morning and evening classes available on any of the following: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays Venues: Ballybunion Community Centre / Listowel Community Centre / Tarbert Bridewell. Booking essential. Contact Mary O’Gorman (087) 7826432. specIal appeal froM BallYBUnIon We are appealing for photos of Frank McCormack who was a regular busker in Ballybunion back in the 60's and 70's. We are also still appealing for photos of The Towers, Ballybunion, when it was in the hands of Ellen Howard and her husband. Their family are looking for photos and if anyone should have any photos would you please drop them into the tourist office or email them to  Any photographs sent to us will be returned to you. Thank you. 121 dIgItal Transition year students will help you use technology using your own device, phone, tablet or laptop. All lessons are one on one; learn at your own pace. Lessons are for 2 hours starting Wednesday 7th November from 1.45-3.45 for 5 weeks in St Joseph’s Secondary School. All lessons are totally FREE. Contact Marie on 0863681022. fashIon nIght at the MarIne At the Marine Bar & Restaurant will be held on November 16th in aid of Ballybunion St Vincent De Paul. Fashion, fun, wine & dine will be had. Doors open at 6.30pm, Disco with Ger Walsh. Tickets are €35 each. Booking essential, places limited. Phone 068-27139.

ccé classes Music, singing and dancing classes are all up and running. Any enquiries to 0879662902. Comhaltas Concert Tour of Ireland takes place in Our Lady of Lourdes Church Kilcummin, on 18th October. Tickets available from the branch adults €12 and €5 for U16’s. parents assocIatIon annUal Bake sale The Parents Association Annual Bake Sale is on Sunday October 21st at 10am-1pm in Scoil Íosagáin in the school Hall. Please support the bake sale, many tasty treats in store and this year they will have take-away tea and coffee for you to enjoy. tea dance What a great day dancing at our annual Tea Dance thanks to everyone who came and supported it. The next Tea Dance is on Sunday 29th October with music by Matt Dillion. November’s Tea dance is 26th dancing to Ger Walsh and we are holding a dance on Friday Night December 28th dancing to Ger Walsh so lots to look forward to in Ballybunion at the Hibernian Bar come on and get out to pass the winter blues cUps for cancer This October, join the Irish Cancer Society in our fight against cancer by hosting a Cups against Breast Cancer coffee morning! Did you know that every day in Ireland 8 woman are diagnosed with breast cancer? By holding a Cups against Breast Cancer coffee morning this October you are supporting patients with breast cancer and their families. The donations from your coffee morning will fund research and support services for breast cancer patients across Ireland! So get your cups out this October with your family, friends, and support breast cancer patients across Ireland. For more information about holding a coffee morning, please check out or phone 01-2310500. cashen Vale BoXIng The Cashen Vale Boxing Club can trace its origins back to the early 1990’s when the legendry Jim Clarke trained and held boxing bouts in a makeshift ring at the rear of Clarks bar, now Kilcooley’s Country House. Jim Clarke was a hugely keen sportsman involved in most codes and arranged for the Sandhills of Ballybunion to be used as a training ground to prepare Ireland’s athletes for the 1932 Olympics. His Sporting legacy was bequeathed to latter-day boxing people. Sean Walsh, John Stokes, Maurice Clarke, Bill Purcell, Mick Finucane, Mickey Costello and Tom McMahon, to name but a few The progression of the Noble art is now in the hands of a dedicated group of people who have a lifetime association and involvement with sport and especially Boxing.  So why not pop in now for your free introductory session at the Irish Collage, Sandhill Road Ballybunion. Boxing training every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 7pm. And our “Healthy Boxing Bodies” fitness class is every Tuesday from 6pm. BallYBUnIon coMMUnItY centre Sports Hall: €25 per hour before 7pm, €30 per hour after 7pm & weekends. Upstairs Hall/Dance Studio: €20 per hour. Meeting Room: €10 per hour. Discount available for block booking & advance payment. Email: Call 06827799 during office hours Mon-Thurs10am-2pm BallYBUnIon lIBrarY As 2018 is Blian na Gaeilge, Ballybunion Library will be running a series of Free Comhrá Classes – beginning on Tuesday, Oct 16th from 4pm – 5pm and running on a weekly basis, excluding Oct 30th. All are Welcome! The aim of the classes is to get the conversation flowing, and the classes will cater to all levels from complete beginners upwards. Please contact Ballybunion Library for further details 068 27615 | BallYBUnIon notes If you would like to include anything in The Ballybunion Notes, please forward to email address below or just drop it into the Tourist Office by 10am on Mondays or phone 068-25555 or email:

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LOTTO DRAW The results of the Ballyduff GAA Lotto Draw for Monday October 1st are as follows; The numbers drawn were 5, 15, 22 & 25. There was no winner of the €3,400 Jackpot and the following won €50 each. Pauline Hennessy, Glounerdalive, Ballyduff. Declan Lynch, Clash, Causeway Frank Mulvihill, Lacca, Ballyduff TV DRAW: Paddy O'Sullivan, Ballyconry. Brenda Rochford, Knopogue, Ballyduff Pat O'Caroll, Lacca, Ballyduff The weekly Lotto Draw takes place on each Monday night. You may also play the Lotto on line at

MarIan hall BIngo & Blotto There was no winner of the Jackpot last Thursday night. The winning numbers drawn were 3, 7, 16, 27. Lucky Dips: €100: Abbie Thompson, Abbeyfeale. €50: Kathleen O'Sullivan, Tullamore, Ballybunion. €20 each: Marie & Tadhg McEnery, Tubbertoureen. Mike Joe Cronin, Mail Road Cross, Moyvane. Noel & Bridget, c/o Kevin's, Listowel. Marie & John McEnery, Tubbertoureen. Nora Carmody, Lyreacrompane. Free Tickets: Nuala Donovan. Denise O'Connor, Carrickerry. Hannah Pearse, Woodgrove, Moyvane. Mary E. Murphy, c/o B. Murphy, Athea. David Murphy, Woodgrove, Moyvane. This Thursday night's draw will be held at Bingo in The Marian Hall. The Jackpot is €8,500. MoYVane gaa CLUB LOTTO: There was no winner of this weeks Jackpot of €9,600. Numbers drawn were 10, 13, 24 and 30. Lucky Dips of €40.00 each: 1. Billy Walsh & Mag Kelly, Moyvane. 2. PJ Nolan, Murhur. 3. Mary Moran c/o Tom Moran, Ballyduff. 4. Eileen Cronin, Mail Road Cross. 5. Tom Hudson, Kilbaha TOMMY MADDEN TOURNAMENT: Congratulations to the Moyvane U13 Team and Management on reaching the final of the Tommy Madden Tournament after a great display against Ballydonoghue on Sunday last. Details of this fixture TBC. SENIOR NORTH KERRY CHAMPIONSHIP: It's that time of year again when 'Championship Fever' is in the air around North Kerry. In Moyvane's first round game we take on current Champions, Ballydonoghue. The game will be played on Saturday, October 13 at 3.00pm in Con Brosnan Park, Moyvane. The very best of luck to the Team and Management. Let's all give our support to the Boro on Saturday. #uptheboroeverytime MoYVane/knockanUre coMMUnItY gaMes agM Will be held on Monday, October 15 at 8.00pm in the Marian Hall, Moyvane. We are inviting all parents, coaches and managers who would like to get involved at any level to attend. Please try to attend or contact one of our committee if you are interested in helping out thank you. Brigitte Hogan Secretary. MoYVane VIllage festIVal Can you believe it's year 26 of Moyvane Village Festival! Preparations are being finalised for the event whill be held over the Bank Holiday weekend, Friday, October 26 to Monday, October 29. Events include Boro Buffet numbar 15 on Saturday, October 27 in the beautifully draped Community Centre with catering by Eabha Joans Restaurant, Listowel. Other events include Vintage & Craft Fair/Farmers Market, Hunt, Rambling House, Childrens Halloween Fancy Dress Party, Dog Show & Kiddies Tractor Run. Full details to follow over next few weeks.

CLOTHES COLLECTION Sliabh a’ Mhadra N.S. is having a Clothes Recycling Drive on this Thursday 11th October. 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 October 10th or from early morning to 10.00am on Thursday, October 11th. We would like to thank everyone who contributed to our last collection which was a great success. ATHLETICS Alex O’Carroll from Ballyduff had a great first run for St Brendan’s AC at the Kerry Athletics county cross country championships on Sunday in Cahersiveen, coming 10th in the 11 boys race in a huge field of athletes. Also starring for the club was Ben O’Connor who ran brilliantly to take the gold medal in the U9 race, while Aaron Horgan had another super run in the U13 event to take the gold. Eimear O’Sullivan got a bronze in the U17 race over a hilly course. Matthew O’Sullivan was 4th in the boys U11 race, Alex O’Carroll was 10th in this race and Kevin Horgan was 16th. The intermediate men’s team got bronze medals in their race with Pádraig O’Regan, Artur Nowak, Gerald Carroll and David Butler being the scorers. The same runners also got bronze medals in the masters O35 team race with David Butler (O35 individual silver), Pádraig O’Regan, Artur Nowak and Gerald Carroll. The O65 team won gold in their team race with David Kissane taking the individual gold, Patrick O’Riordan the silver and Martin Butler the bronze. In the O60 race Willie O’Riordan got the silver medal and Paudie Dineen got the bronze in his first race for St Brendan’s.The cross country juvenile relays take place in Firies on this coming Sunday. The Club's Annual General Meeting takes place on this coming Monday night, October 15th in Cúl Mhuire, Ardfert at 8pm. New members welcome. CARD RESULTS The results of the “41” Card Drive held at McHale's Stretford End Bar, Causeway on Monday October 1st are as follows; 1st – Judy Couchman & Peggy Geary 2nd – Donie Lynch & Pat McSweeney. 3rd – John O'Halloran & Tim Browne TABLE PRIZES: Donal & Kathleen O'Connell. Ann Walsh & Margaret Shanahan The “41” Card Drive continues on each Monday night commencing at 10.00pm sharp. Admission is €5 and all are welcome. DEATH The death took place of Denis (Denny Daly, Dromartin, Ballyduff. His remains were removed from Casey's Funeral, Causeway to SS Peter's & Paul's Church, Ballyduff. Cremation took place at the Shannon Crematorium. Sympathy is extended to the family, relatives and friends of the above deceased. COISTE NA nOG U13: All roads led to Finuge on Sunday morning where the U13s were contest-

ing the semi-final of the Tommy Madden competition. The teams were evenly matched in the first half, however an early goal by Killian Boyle settled the Ballyduff side and they managed to stay ahead for large stretches of the first half. The second half was a very cohesive performance from the Ballyduff full back line conceding just 1 – 5, helped by the centre back line who were consistent throughout. Both Stefán Carrig and Luke Rochford had a great second half, with Dan O’Sullivan coming into his own at midfield. Killian Boyle was a threat all day and scored all three of the Ballyduff goals. Final score 3 - 6 to 1 - 5. U16: The U16s played Knock/Brosna/Duagh in Moyvane on Sunday in the semifinal of the North Kerry League. It was a poor first half performance from Ballyduff, they were playing against a strong wind and were unable to convert their scoring chances. At the start of the second half it looked like the game was running away from them having scored just 0 – 3 compared to Knock/Brosna/Duagh’s 1 – 11. Then with about 20 minutes to go, the comeback started! A goal from Kevin Goulding from a free seemed to ignite a spark in the Ballyduff side and they started winning the battles all over the pitch. Kevin Goulding (captain) and Dylan Moriarty showed great leadership, and when Kevin notched up another two goals from play, suddenly it was all to play for in the final minutes. Neither team could manage to pull clear in the end, and with a final score of 3 – 8 to 1 – 14, both sides will have to do it all again next Sunday at 11.30am in Moyvane. Good luck to players and coaches. BALLYDUFF GAA NEWS Senior Hurling: Ballyduff retained their North Kerry Senior Hurling Championship crown when they defeated Kilmoyley at Tom Healy Park Abbeydorney on Saturday evening last. Ballyduff led at halftime by 0 – 7 to 0 – 3 despite having a goal by Liam Boyle disallowed. Ballyduff stretched the lead to six points before Kilmoyley rallied and reduced the lead to three points but Ballyduff finished stronger to clinch victory on the score Ballyduff 0 – 16 Kilmoyley 0 – 10. After the game Joe Walsh, Secretary of the North Kerry Hurling Board, presented the John Joe O'Sullivan Cup to Paud Costello while “Man of the Match” went to Mikey Boyle. Mikey will receive his trophy at The North Kerry Hurling Board's annual Awards Night to be held in Ballyroe Hotel in November. Ballyduff Team: PJ O'Gorman; Ally O'Connor Anthony O'Carroll, Michael Hussey; Eoin Ross, Paud Costello(Capt.), Chris Whyte; Jack O'Sullivan, Mikey Boyle; Paul O'Carroll, Daniel O'Carroll, Jack Goulding; Padraig Boyle, Liam Boyle, Darragh Goulding. SUBS: Maurice Dowling for C Whyte; Johnny O'Regan for P O'Carroll; Gary O'Brien for D Goulding; Padraig Harrington for L Boyle; Padraig Slattery, TJ Brown. Senior Football: The focus turns to Football on Sunday next when we take on Beale in the North Kerry Senior Football Championship at home. As we are hosting this game we are responsible for stewarding and parking etc.The game is fixed for 2.30pm so stewards need to be present at 1.30pm. Please come along and support. FREE IT SkILLS FOR FARmERS Covers using an account on to: Review, save, print & e-mail herd details. Record farm-to-farm movements. Register calves Also covers Basic Internet Skills (setting up & using e-mail; internet search and online security) Classes running Oct/Nov 2018 in Tarbert/ Listowel / Ballybunion / Ballyduff 10 hours in total. Own herd number not required as practice numbers will be supplied. Booking essential. Contact: Rosaleen (085) 7714355 FREE INTERNET CLASSES Morning and evening classes available on any of the following: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays Venues: Ballybunion Community Centre / Listowel Community Centre / Tarbert Bridewell. Booking essential. Contact Mary O’Gorman (087) 7826432.

BadMInton Moyvane badminton AGM was held last Wednesday night, October 03 and the following are the officers elected for the coming season. Chairperson: Helen Browne, Joint Vice Chairpersons: John Mulvihill and Donie Enright, Secretary: Eileen Roche, Fixtures Secretary: Francine Collins, Treasurers: Carmel Hudson and Denise Collins, PRO: Michelle Corridan, Delegates to Co. Board: Eileen Roche and Donie Enright, Graders: Donie Enright and Francine Collins. Events Organiser: Marie Nolan. Fees to be paid by Wednesday Octtober 21 Contact Treasurers. Senior badminton continues every Monday and Wednesday night at 8.00pm. Social Badminton, Wednesday morning at 10.00am. Masses for the Week CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION, MOYVANE: Saturday, October 13 Mass at 7.30pm for a Special Intention. Sunday, October 14 Anniversary Mass at 11.00am for Henry Stackpoole, Aughrim, his wife, Bridie and deceased Family members. CHURCH OF CORPUS CHRISTI, KNOCKANURE: Sunday, October 14 Anniversary Mass in Knockanure Community Centre at 10.00am for Liam Sexton and deceased members of the Sexton Family.


Ballyduff Senior Hurling team that defeated Kilmoyley at Abbeydorney last Saturday evening on a score of 0.16 to 0.10 in the North Kerry Championship final. Man of the match was Mikey Boyle. Photo Moss Joe Browne

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ballylongford chUrch gate collectIon The recent Church Gate Collection in aid of Aras Mhuire Nursing Home, Listowel amounted to €515.25. Thank you all for your generous contributions. BIngo fUndraIser In the parIsh hall Ballylongford on the 20th of October after 7pm Mass .all are very welcome. chIropodIst Chiropodist will be attending in the Parish Hall the 22nd of October starting at 9 30am. please call 087 7672172 to get your name in to the rota. recYclIng A free recycling talk (duration 1 hour approx) to help people understand what can and what cannot be recycled will take place at Tarbert Community centre Saturday 13th October at 10.30am.The event has been jointly organised by Ballylongford & Tarbert Tidy Towns groups. chrIstMas lIghts Ballylongford Christmas lights project group are currently fundraising in order to purchase additional Christmas lights for parts of the village. People wishing to make a donation to this worthy cause can do so by contacting the following David Doherty (0868435917), Noirin Lynch (0876680633) or Eileen Mc Ellistrim (0863552181) or any other member of the project group. All donations no matter how big or small will be gratefully accepted. Date for the diary is Saturday 1st December when the official switching of the Christmas lights 2018 will take place in Ballylongford. Like previous years, it will be a great community event. The official turning on of the lights this year will be done by Ross O’Neill from the Local National School. His is the name drawn out of the hat when the selection was made. BereVeMents The passing of Matthew (Matty) Quinn R.I.P. Asdee Village and late of the Mail Road, Moyvane was received with sadness and disbelief on Monday 1st October last. Matty as he was more affectionately and widely known was a very kind and humorous man who was very popular not alone in this community but indeed his popularity spread far and wide and this was never more transparent with the large crowds that attended his removal and requiem mass. Matty had worked very hard since his return from England in the late 60’s. He built and renovated many houses and buildings in the community, he was involved in heavy transport with lorries, and of course later in life he was very much involved in the Phone business with his son Jim in Listowel. However, behind all of his work he also liked to socialise and liked to have a bit of recreation as well. A gifted musician, he enjoyed all types of music especially traditional and enjoyed playing the side flute with his grandchildren. He also enjoyed the outdoor lifestyle and was a great lover of fishing and water sports so much so that he was a very influential member of the Ballylongford Boat Club. A man of many, many talents whose loss will be very severely felt by his family, relatives and friends and it is to his son Jimmy, daughters Helen, Siobhan, Carmel and Shirley. Brother Tom and sister Peg, grand children Lisa, Ciara, Lauren, Megan, Zach and Samuel and great-grandchildren Darragh and Emma. Daughter in law Nuala, sons in law Vincent, Anthony and Sebastian. His nephews, nieces, cousins, family relative’s wide circle of friends and neighbours that we offer our sincere sympathy at this time of great loss. Matty’s remains reposed at Lynch's Funeral Home, Main Street, Ballylongford on Tuesday 2nd October from 5.00pm with removal at 7pm to St Mary's Curch, Asdee. Requiem Mass took place on Wednesday morning at 11am with funeral afterwards to Lislaughtin Abbey Cemetery, Ballylongford. Sympathy is also extended to the Stack Family of Tullahinell on the sad passing of Patrick (Paddy) Stack R.I.P. who died early last week in the U.S.A. Also sympathy is extended to the family of the late Patrick (Patsy) Mahony R.I.P. late of Coolbeha, who passed from us on Monday 1st October last. Ar dheis dea go raibh a hAinm dilis. lenaMore roVers Our season began in Lenamore on Sunday 30th of September. We went down 8-3 to Kilmoyley. The boys were down 5- 0 at half time but on a positive note won the 2nd half 3-2. Two goals from Ken Foley and a fantas-

tic strike from Sean Hanrahan to chip the goalkeeper. The pitch is in great nick with special mention going to Newtown Sands Co-op for their kind sponsorship of fertiliser during the summer and Johnny “Block” has maintained the cutting of the pitch. Other volunteers include Joe McCarthy, Liam Foran and Mike “Ruffin” Higgins who helped get the pitch ready for the season. If any player would like to register and play the coming season they can contact Tony Fennell (Chairman) on 086 8340475. We are currently collecting bags of unused clothes to raise funds for the club. We have 20 bags so far, if you would like to donate please PM us our facebook or phone Steve Donegan on 087 7720302 (PRO) and we can arrange collection. SOCCER NEWS: Best wishes to Lenamore Rovers Soccer team who welcome Sneem Santos to Lenamore on Sunday next in the Denny’d Division 2B Kerry District League the game kicks off at 2pm. o’rahIllY g.a.a. clUB Ballylongford Gaa Weekly Lotto Draw. Draw took place at Horse and Hound 5/10/18 Jackpot €6050. Numbers drawn 8-10-31-32. No Winner. €20 x 3 winners Bobby Stack Moyvane, Elma Torley Lenamore, Micheal O’Brien Ballyline. 3 Free Tickets- James McNamara Ahanagran. Bar Prize- John Ahern. Thank you for your continued Support. CHAMPIONSHIP EXIT: The unfortunate thing about sports is that there has to be winners and losers. This was the case on Sunday last when the local Senior team were on the wrong side of a very exciting contest that had to go to extra time. Bally and Tarbert served up a truly remarkable contest in the opening round of this year’s Bernard O’Callaghan Memorial North Kerry Senior Football Championship sponsored by McMunns Ballybunion. Everything was right on the day, conditions, the pitch and both teams were all truly remarkable. The nice sized crowd was treated to a wonderful game of good clean, open and fast flowing football. Ok there were a few cards issued, but nothing very serious. The game finished Tarbert 1-21 Ballylongford 1-17 Full report in sports section.

dUagh gaa lotto resUlts No jackpot winner of €9,300 jackpot. 8th October Numbers drawn 9, 12, 16, 25 Pat Scanlon Listowel €20 to: Tina Dio O Connor Rachel Fitzgerald Trieneragh Bridget Long Lyre Mary B Dowling Bunglasha 5 X 5 frees to Mike Buckley Lisroe Nicholas Carroll Knockadireen John Bowler Jer Keane Cork Noreen Sheehy Trieneragh. Sellers prize Steve Watson. Next week's jackpot €9400 with draw in O Briens Bar Monday night at 9.30pm.       lYreacroMpane coMMUnItY deVelopMent WeeklY lotto resUlts 07/10/18 - Jackpot €3,050 Numbers Drawn 3 - 6 - 14 - 26 - No winner €35 Monty Nolan, Lyre €20 Gerard O’Brien, Duagh Free Ticket Winners  Yvonne Dillon Gortacloghane Pat Dillon Gortacloghane  Mgt O Connell New York Patricia Lenihan Carrig. Next week's Jackpot €3,200 Lyreacrompane Community Development thank you for your continued support. tennIs coachIng Will resume Friday October 5th with John Hennessy at Lyreacrompane Resource Centre subject to numbers. There are 2 outdoor tennis courts at the centre. Junior coaching 4.15pm - 5pm Advanced group 5pm - 6pm Parental supervision is required for the junior group should you wish your child to be involved. Please confirm attendance by contacting  John Hennessey 087 683 0350

st. Josephs dUagh BasketBall clUB EXCITING NEWS New Club Ziptops available to order at all training sessions from tomorrow onwards. Club Tops available from academy to senior teams. Samples to try on will be at training sessions over the next 2 weeks. The order will be going in in 2 wks. and orders must be paid for before the order goes in. Any further info please contact the page or Ruth on 0879345981 MoBIle lIBrarY The Mobile Library will be in Duagh on Wednesday 31st October. It will be at the National School from 9.45-10.15 and at the Family Resource Centre from 10.15-10.45. It will be at the Lyreacrompane Resource Centre from 3-3.45 on Thursday November 1st. dUagh coMMUnItY teXt alert Duagh Community Text Alert will available In The Presbytery Saturday night 13th October directly after mass. If you are interested in signing up to the text alert or have any questions please come along on date above.There are some who are due to renew their membership but I will have sent you a text message to let you know this. Therefore if you are signed up & have not received a text about renewing you are not due to renew. If those due to renew don’t do so on or prior to 31st October your number will be removed from the list to receive alert messages. Forms are also available at Watsons Service Station & the Post office. It’s €15 & this covered people for 2 years the last time & depending on number of texts that’s what we hope for again this renewal/sign up time. Any questions please phone 087 9951368. coIste na nÓg A super year in Duagh coiste na nÓg this year. Save the Date. We are celebrating. We are holding an end of year party for all our under age teams to celebrate an outstanding year for our club. Duagh Sports Complex 7 to 9 on Friday the 19th of October. Hope to see you all there for fun, refreshments and presentations.

note froM tarBert p.o. Note in from Michelle Woods Post Mistress of Tarbert Post Office. As Ballylongford Post Office unfortunately closed 2 weeks ago, a large number of the Ballylongford community are now using the Post Office in Tarbert and have been enquiring as to what services are available, customers can avail of banking services AIB cash lodgments, withdrawals, cheque lodgement and credit card payment. Ulster bank customers can lodge cash. Sterling & Dollars are in stock with no need to pre order; the Post Office offers bill payment for example EIR, Airtricity, Bord Gais, Savings, Investments, One4all gift cards, Garda fine payments & Local Property Tax. The post in the Ballylongford post box is collected daily (Monday to Friday) at the same time as usual. the BrIckX clUB Have a brick building workshop suitable for 4-12s. Ballylongford Parish Hall on Saturday October 20th 10am-12. €15/builder sibling discount available Bookings: call Julia 089 445 99 92

Attending the final of the North Kerry Senior Hurling Championship final played at Abbeydorney last Saturday evening were John Hennessey, Anthony O Carroll, Steven Power and Brian O Carroll. Photo Moss Joe Browne

hIstorY lectUre To mark the 80th anniversary of the passing of the great Kerry Antarctic explorer Tom Crean, Kerry Writers’ Museum, Listowel will host a lecture on Tuesday October 16th at 7.30 pm featuring Michael Smith, author of Tom Crean – An Unsung Hero and Aileen Crean O’Brien, granddaughter of Crean. Artefacts from the Tom Crean collection at Kerry County Museum will be on display on the night. Admission is €10 and tickets can be booked by phoning 068 22212 or emailing Michael Smith will also deliver talks to 5th & 6th class pupils on Monday 15th and Tuesday 16th October. Michael’s book Tom Crean – Iceman is featured on the primary school curriculum. Please contact Kerry Writers’ Museum for more information and to book. InclUsIon of IteMs If you wish to submit items for inclusion email to either or estuarytrophies or contact Numbers (068) 43938 or 087 9528919

Lios Tuathail AC U10 boys team running Cross Country for the first time at Kerry XC. Well done to Gerard, Eoin, Louis and Padraig

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churchill: walking with destiny By Andrew Roberts Winston Churchill towers over every other figure in twentieth-century British history. By the time of his death at the age of 90 in 1965, many thought him to be the greatest man in the world. The book in no way conceals Churchill's faults and it allows the reader to appreciate his virtues and character in full: his titanic capacity for work (and drink), his ability see the big picture, his willingness to take risks and insistence on being where the action was, his good humour even in the most desperate circumstances, the breadth and strength of his friendships and his extraordinary propensity to burst into tears at unexpected moments. Above all, it shows us the wellsprings of his personality - his lifelong desire to please his father (even long after his father's death) but aristocratic disdain for the opinions of almost everyone else, his love of the British Empire, his sense of history and its connection to the present. During the Second World War, Churchill summoned a particular scientist to see him several times for technical advice. 'It was the same whenever we met', wrote the young man, 'I had a feeling of being recharged by a source of living power.' Harry Hopkins, President Roosevelt's emissary, wrote 'Wherever he was, there was a battlefront.' Field Marshal Sir Alan Brooke, Churchill's essential partner in strategy and most severe critic in private, wrote in his diary, 'I thank God I was given such an opportunity of working alongside such a man, and of having my eyes opened to the fact that occasionally such supermen exist on this earth.'

Caroline Boyle, Ballybunion & Kevin Dilleen, Ennis married in St. John's Church, Ballybunion, reception Ballygarry House Hotel. Photos by Francis J. Bennett


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Mark Corcery of MMS carpentry presenting new gear to the St Senans under 16 team. St. Senans would like to say a sincere thank you to Mark for his generosity

Lios Tuathail Under 11 team of Oran, Cathal and Fionn at the Cross County Championship last weekend

Listowel Tidy Towns Committee on a visit this week to Listowel Presentation Secondary School

The Duagh Hurling team that were recently defeated in the County Junior Hurling Championship final against Ballyheigue in Abbeydorney. On the right is Duagh Captain Shane O’Driscoll

Denis Holly sponsor presenting the trophy to the Flynn family from Tarbert after winning the Dog Trial Stake with "Guts and Glory" at Glin Coursing. Photo Moss Joe Browne


The Richard Carey, Denis Donovan Memorial Club Matchplay at Listowel Pitch and Putt, Kindly sponsored by Seanie Broderick (Joe Brodericks Bar). L-R: Seanie Broderick, Conor Leahy (Winner), Peggy Donovan, Killian O Gorman (Runner up) and Teresa Carey

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The Tidy Towns visit to the Farmers' Market with their silverware last Friday

Listowel set dancers Joan Keating, Noreen and John O Connell, Peggy Wilmot, Brendan and Eileen Riordan, Listowel and Chicago in Kilcooleys, Ballybunion at The Jack Lyons Memorial Weekend last Sunday. Photo courtesy of Marie Burke

Isobel Keane of Ennismore Listowel receiving the Academic Excellence Award for her high achievement in Locals enjoying the October Fair at Listowel on last Thursday were Timothy Bullman, Esther McElligott and Angela Costello with her grand- the recent Junior Cert Examination from Mr. O’Roarke, Principal of Mounthawk Secondary School Tralee children Alex and Athena. Photo Moss Joe Browne

Listowel Emmets ABC Club enjoying an end of season training session and a trip to Crag Caves

Another Award for Mikes… Aiden and Siobhan O’Connor pictured after Mike the Pies just won Connect Kerry “Best Live Music Venue” for 2018 this week. Aiden says thank you for all the support

Presentation Secondary Secondary School Junior Football Team who contested a number matches during the week


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Christopher Hennessy International Tournament - Oct 12th and 13th Another big weekend is upon us here at Emmets as we are delighted to announce details of this tournament in honour of Christopher Hennessy, founder of Berlin GAA who passed away from illness two years ago. We will welcome teams from Berlin, St Kiernans London and Ballyboden St Enda's to Frank Sheehy Park next weekend, October 12th and 13th. The first round games will get under way under lights at 7pm on Friday and afterwards we will head to Christys for refreshments. An exhibition game between Berlin Ladies and Emmets Ladies will take place between finals on Saturday with the action throwing in at 3.30pm. A great weekend lies in store for all. Our 41 Card Drive has resumed and takes place every Wednesday night at 9pm in the Clubhouse.  New players are always welcome so please come along and bring a friend Club Draw We have recently launched our annual Club Draw worth €10,000 and tickets are now on sale from club officers with €850 worth of prizes up for grabs each month. Proceeds from the draw go towards the running costs and future development of the club so your support is greatly appreciated. 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! Please contact Brian McMahon on 086 0488065 for more info. Come Dine With Emmets Emmets, Emmets Ladies and Coiste na nOg are holding a combined fundraising event called 'Come Dine With Emmets' to be held on Saturday, November 17th. Numerous people connected with the club are hosting a dinner party in their homes inviting guests to come for dinner. There will be an 'after party' to finish off the evening in  Listowel Arms Hotel with music and bar exemption. If you are not already a host or invited to a house and would like to be, please contact Karena on 087 2035865. Feale Rangers Night at the Dogs Feale Rangers will host a Night at the Dogs in Kingdom Greyhound Stadium, Tralee on Friday, October 26th. Doors open at 7pm with the first race off at 7.50pm. There is a top prize on the night of €500. Tickets are only €10 and include entry to the track and racecard and are available now from Chairman Christy Walsh 087 8264544 and Secretary Norah Browne 087 995291. Your support is greatly appreciated. North Kerry Senior Championship Our seniors have been drawn away to St Senans in the first round of this years North Kerry Senior Championship. The game will take place in Mountcoal on Sunday, October 21st at 2.30pm. All support is greatly appreciated. Results & Fixtures Jotty Holly Memorial Minor Championship - Div 1 Semi-Final Sponsored by O'Connors Hardware & Farm Supplies Duagh Emmets V Finuge - Date: Monday, October 29th in Mountcoal at 1pm Time: 1pm Kieran Corridan Intermediate Cup Sponsored by South of Ireland Waste Disposal Quarter Final: Byes: Listowel Emmets B, Castleisland Desmonds B Coiste na nOg - U8's and U10's Awards Night We had another great night of fun and games at Frank Sheehy Park on Friday night last as or U8's and U10's enjoyed their last training session under lights before being presented with their medals by our Kerry Minor star Jamie McVeigh. A huge thanks to all mentors, coaches and parents that helped out during the year and also to everyone that helped with the food and refreshments on Friday. A great time was had by all and we are looking forward to next year already! Commiserations to our excellent U13 team who were beaten by Ballyduff in the Semi-Final of the Tommy Madden tournament on Sunday last. Our U16's will play the winners of Knock/Brosna/Duagh or Ballyduff in the Div 1 Final with details of this TBC.


Draw 8/10/18 - Numbers Drawn 8-13-25-28 Jackpot €3,700 not won - Lucky Dip Winners €40-Siobhain O'Sullivan €40-Breda & George Carty €20-Liam Hayes, Finuge €20-Breeda Hannon, Luachra Road €20-Annette Sullivan, Coolaclarrig €20-Brian O'Brien, Bedford €20-Mike Canavan,O'Connells Avenue €20-Mike Holly (Promoter) Match 3-None Next Draw 15/10/18 at Mikes - Jackpot €3,800

Listowel Celtic B: 9 Tralee Dynamoes 3 The under 15s got back on the winning track today with a much improved finishing from their previous game. A first half hat trick from Jack Carty and Tony Boland efforts saw Celtic 5-0 up at half time second half goals from Boland again Eddie Healy and a double strike from Sean Keane saw them win comfortably 9-3 Fairview Rangers 2-0 Listowel Celtic  Our U13A side made the long journey to limerick city today to the Home of Fairview rangers in the 2nd rd of the FAI Cup. In an exhilarating game that saw both sides play excellent soccer it was Fairview who came out on top due to 2 second half goals. Our boys can be massively proud of their efforts and if they had taken their many scoring chances the outcome could have been totally different. It's back to the league in 2 weeks time and plenty to look forward to in the season ahead with this fine bunch of players.  Listowel U14 National Cup 3rd round Listowel Celtic v Pike Rovers in Pat Kennedy Park this Sat kick off 12noon.  This game is a must see. Your support is much appreciated. Celtic Abú Denny Premier A: Killarney Athletic 1 Vs Listowel Celtic 0 Listowel were very unfortunate to come away from the game with no points on the board. With such a young and vibrant team signs of a promising team for the future is there for all to see. Listowel Celtic A games doesn’t get any easier as they are set to face Dingle Bay Rovers in the Munster Junior Cup 14 Oct. Upcoming fixtures: Saturday 11th U14 National Cup: Listowel Celtic V Pike Rover 12 Noon U16 National Cup: Listowel Celtic V Summerville 2pm U12 Premier Division: Inter Kenmare V Listowel Celtic 11:30am U12 Division One: Listowel Celtic B V Mastergeeha 10:45am U16 Division One: Killorglin B V Listowel Celtic 1pm U12 Girls: Listowel Celtic V Inter Kenmare 2:15pm Best of Luck to all teams and management throughout the weekend and thank you all for your continued hard work. Congratulations to former player Aoife Horgan ( now playing with Limerick FC in the WNL ), who has been selected for the Irish under 17 Womens Team who travel to Serbia later this month for the UEFA qualifiers where they will face Albania, Wales and the hosts. All at the club wish Aoife the very best of luck


This weekend we had the Intermediate and Uneven age group Kerry XC in Cahersiveen. Lios Tuathail AC Eddie OConnor, finished second in the Intermediate race in a very strong field of athletes. Another great result for Eddie after last week win in the Novice grade. In the Underage races we had Padraig McElligott in the U9 boys. Cathal and Fionn Byrne along with Oran Doorley ran in the U11 boys with Cathal just outside the medals in a close fought race. Thomas Dillion showed his improvement with a fifth place finish in the U13 boys and his sister Noelle ran well to finish Eight with a great last lap. Some of the middle distance group took part in the local Park Run last Saturday morning. Well done to Rachel and Emma Neylon who both ran well to new PBs. Katie Power, Etain oCallaghan and Grace Harrison were all first timers. Robert Stack and David oCallaghan also ran very well. Well done to the volunteers behind the Listowel Park Run. It’s a credit to you to have a weekly run event in Listowel. Training has kicked off for all age groups. Little athletics U9-U12 is back this Saturday at 10am in the Community Centre. Teenage sprint group has started last week and cross country & middle distance is back as well. Please contact Kevin on 0879745341 or Margaret on 0863554244 for further information and all new athletes are more than welcome to come along and try out the sport of athletics. Cross Country Fixtures: Sun 14th Oct: Kerry Senior and Juvenile XC relays in Firies Sun 21st Oct: Munster Juvenile Even Age, Novice & U/23 XC, Beaufort Sun 21st Oct: Autumn Open XC, Abbottstown, Dublin Sun 28th Oct: National Marathon, Dublin Sun 11th Nov: Munster Juvenile Uneven Age & Senior XC, Waterford Sun 18th Nov: Munster Masters & Juv. Inter-Club XC, Clarecastle, Co.Clare Throws Workshop: Athletics Ireland are holding a Javelin, Turbo Javelin and Shot Put Work Shop on Saturday 13th October in Tralee Harriers grounds. We urge as many of you to sign up and up skill in these events. Anyone interested in further developing their coaching skills to help out at club training the club will pay the registration fee for any courses.


Adare Exchange Day – Saturday 6th October 2018 C.S.S. 69 1st Ógie Horgan (19) 41 pts (B9-23) 2nd Barry O’Callaghan (4) 41 pts (B9-21) 3rd Liam Carmody (9) 39 pts Gross 1st Adrian Farrell (5) 28pts Newcastle West Exchange Day – Sunday 7th October 2018 C.S.S. 71 1st John Joy (17) 39 pts (B9-21)

2nd 3rd Gross 4th 5th 6th Senior Back 9

James Kennelly (9) Edmond Hayes (4) Garry Scanlon (3) Tom Wall (16) Sean C Kennelly (10) Joe McCarthy (20) Des O’Donnell (7) Michael Geoghegan (17)

39 pts (B9-20) 38 pts (B9-20) 31 pts 38 pts (B9-17) 37 pts (B9-21) 37 pts (B9 16) 35 pts 22 pts

Sunday 14th October 2018 Men’s Singles – Cashen Course Sunday 14th October 2018 Mens Master – Old Course Ladies Competition Tuesday 2nd October 2018 – Cashen Course 1st Louise Griffin (17) 35pts 2nd Lady Captain Nora Quaid (11) 33pts 3rd Meave Barrett (15) 32pts Ladies Sunday Fourball 7th October 2018 – Old Course C.S.S. 1st Eileen K. Ryan(11) & Eileen Barrett(34 36pts 2nd Louise Griffin(17) & Patricia Gleeson(27) 34pts 3rd Nora Quaid (11) & Anna Walsh (37) 32 pts Sunday 14th October 2018 Ladies Winter League Final – Old Course Tuesday 16th October 2018 Ladies Tuesday Competition – Cashen Course Senior Men’s Competition 4th October 2018 – Cashen Course 1st Eamon Kennelly (13) 32-1 31pts Maurice Fahy (14) 27+3 30pts 2nd 3rd Jerry Sexton (21) 32-3 29pts B5-12 4th Frank Whelan (20) 28+1 29pts 5th Des O’Donoghue (22) 29-1 28pts Miley Costello (17) 27pts B-5 9 6th 7th Noel Morkan (18) 28-1 27 pts 8th John Shier (18) 26-1 25 pts Gross Eamon Condon 16 pts V. Declan Lovett (13) 22 pts S.V. Brendan O’Neill (16) 21+2 23 pts Senior Ladies 5th October 2018 – Old Course 1st Loyola O’Sullivan (31) 17pts 2nd Mary Pierse (30) 15pts 3rd Eleanor O’Sullivan (21) 12pts


All roads lead to Ballyduff on Sunday when Beale seniors contest the opening round of the North Kerry Championship. Throw in at 2.30. Beale juniors received a bye in the first round and play Ballylongford in the semi-final on Saturday, October 20th, in Tarbert at 3 o’clock. Beale minors play Moyvane/Tarbert in the semi-final on Sunday, October 21st, in Ballylongford at noon. Our under-21s are also pitted against Moyvane/Tarbert. We play the quarter final on Saturday, 27th October, at 3 o’clock in Ballylongford.  Beale GAA executive committee is actively progressing towards phase 2 of the dressing room development. We are currently pursuing the tendering process and, once the National Lottery criteria is satisfied, it is our target that construction work will commence by Christmas.   A busy schedule off the field too for the club. It's that time of year again when we are planning our annual Xmas event which takes place on Saturday, December 22nd. Plans are under way also for Beale GAA's Halloween 'Tunnel of Terror'. This is the sixth annual event and promises to be even spookier than ever. 


CLUB LOTTO: Last week’s, Club Lotto Draw took place at Tomaisins numbers drawn were 01,04,06,17. There was no winner. The winners of the lucky dips were: : James Reynolds, Coolard. Carole Flood, c/o/Wyeths. Lily O’Flynn, c/o PO’S. Nathan Clancy. c/o Wyeths. Sean O’Mahony, Coolkeragh. Free Ticket winners: Paddy Freeny, Wyeths. Fiona O’Hara, Ardfert. Tyler Enright c/o Christy. Next week’s draw, for a jackpot of €3,200 will take place in The Thatch 10:30 on Friday night. FIXTURES: North Kerry Senior Championship Rd1: Moyvane versus Ballydonoghue Saturday 13th Oct. @3:00pm venue Moyvane. Extra Time.


There was no winner of the €10,100 jackpot Friday 5th October. Numbers drawn were 17, 18, 21, 29. Lucky dip winners of €25 each were  1. Ann Brouder, Athea 2. Lily Moore, Tralee,  3. Michael Fogarty, Church Road, Moyvane 4. TJ Finucane, Knockanure  5. Mary Hanrahan All Star Bar Next weeks jackpot upto €10,200 on Friday 12th October. 

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Draw 3/10/18 - Numbers Drawn 8, 9,16, 24, Jackpot €2,950 not won - Lucky Dip winners  €25-Micheal Holly Ahanagan Ballylongford  €25-Killian Scanlan Tullamore Ballybunion  €25- Aidan Horgan Lisselton  Next Draw 17/10/18 at Jack J's Bar - Jackpot €3,000 Thanks for supporting Asdee Rovers


Lotto Result 7th October 2018 for a jackpot of €5,000 Numbers drawn: 5, 8, 25, 27. - No jackpot winner - Lucky dip winners €30 Rose Quilter | €30 Edward & Tom Enright  €20 Nicola Keane | €20 Donal Browne  Bottle of Whiskey Grace Somers Next week Jackpot €5,100… Your support is greatly appreciated. Result: Under 16 North Kerry Championship semi-final  St Senans 1-14 Ballylongford / Ballydonoghue /Asdee 0-12 Well done to all. Community training workshop A workshop to provide training for voluntary organisations will take place in the clubhouse Mountcoal starting Friday 12th October at 7pm, the workshop will run for four nights covering areas such as  structures,   committees, staffing, volunteers, policies, procedures, financial planning, cost analysis, income analysis, loans, fundraising, sponsors, grant and community facilities management. This workshop is open to everybody for information please contact Peggie 0879049371, Marian 0874150371 Bereavement  The community was shocked and saddened to hear of the sudden death of Paul Wallace, Ballinageragh, Lixnaw, Co. Kerry and formerly of Glin, Co. Limerick,  Deepest and sincere condolences to his  wife Teresa, sons Sean, Robert and Jason, sisters Mary, Peg and Anne, brothers Michael, Ray, Patrick and Noel, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. St Senans GAA club gear order now for Christmas, order will be taken at the clubhouse on Wednesday 10th October from 7pm to 8pm.  Card game continues every Monday at 9pm in the clubhouse Mountcoal.


The lotto draw for a jackpot of €7700 was held in The Village Inn on Saturday night last. The numbers drawn were 4, 13, 28 and 31. There was no winner of the jackpot. The five lucky dips of €30 each were won by Áine Ryan Abbeyfeale, Mary Long Lyreacrompane, Cormac O'Connor Knocknagoshel, Donie Roche Knockbrack and Debbie Meehan c/o The Village Inn. The next draw will be for a jackpot of €7800 and will be held in Moynihan's Bar Headleysbridge on Saturday 3rd of November. Tickets are available from Kieran's XL, Leahy's Post Office, the local bars and usual sellers. Yearly Lotto: Sellers from the club will be calling to all areas of the parish with our yearly lotto tickets between now and the next draw on Saturday November 3rd. The yearly ticket allows you the opportunity to be in each monthly draw for the entire year. This is a huge part of our club's funding for the year and we ask for your support of our lotto. If your not in you can't win. Fixtures and Results: Knock/Brosna/Duagh Under 16's played Ballyduff on Sunday morning last in the semi final of the Division One North Kerry championship. The match ended in a draw on a scoreline of 1-14 to 3-8. Knocknagoshel seniors play Castleisland Desmonds in the North Kerry Championship on Sunday morning next at 12.30p.m. Knock/Brosna/Duagh Under 21's play Castleisland Desmonds in the preliminary round of the North Kerry Under 21 championship on Saturday October 20th at 3p.m. in Castleisland. 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.


North Kerry Senior Championship Ballylongford 1-17 Tarbert 1-21 after extra Time. O'Rahilly Park was treated to a cracker of an opening North Kerry Championship encounter between local rivals Ballylongford and Tarbert. While Tarbert were playing with the wind it was Bally who were first on the scoreboard with two points from Ciaran O'Connor,the same player went on to give an exhibitions of shooting accounting for 1-9 of his sides total with his fellow corner forward Bryan Murphy also prominent throughout. Killian Langan got Tarbert off the mark in the 4th minute with a pointed free and by the end of the first quarter they were leading five points to three as the tempo of the game picked up.


Joe McCarthy and Ciaran O'Connor closed the gap with two points before Tarbert put together a defence splitting move with Noel Kennedy finding the net from close range in the 20th minute. Brian Murphy and Ciaran O'Connor responded for Ballylongford while Andrew Doherty and Killian Langan brought an entertaining half to a close leading on a scoreline of Ballylongford 0-9 Tarbert 1-8. Ballylongford had the aid of the wind in the second half and were relentless in attack in the early stages as they kicked four points without reply by the 10th minute and they could have been further ahead but for a fine save by Gavin Breen from a Bryan Murphy shot and the same player had another powerful shot hit the side netting after cutting in along the endline.. Ambrose Lanigan got Tarbert off the mark with a fine point in the 10th minute with Noel Kennedy adding his second five minutes later before Ciaran O'Connor lobbed a free into the Tarbert goalmouth which ended up in the net after a mix up in defence. Tarbert were then reduced to 14 shortly after as Michael Heaphy was red carded for an off the ball incident,but as often happens the 14 man team worked harder and were two points clear with time running out. Ballylongford put everything into attack and with points from Joe McCarthy and an equaliser from Bryan Murphy in the 30th minute had the game in the melting pot with three minutes of injury time announced by the referee. Joe McCarthy had a final long range free which tailed wide sending the game into extra time. The first period of extra time ended with Tarbert leading by a point after playing with the wind Sean Hanrahan and Joe McCarthy scoring for Ballylongford while Shane Enright Michael Carrig and Killian Langan were the scorers for Tarbert. Ballylongford had the aid of the wind for this second period but were without the influential Stephen Foley and Ciaran O'Connor with Jack Mulvihill also picking up an injury midway through.Tarbert also had injury concerns as Shea McDonnell was lifted from the field,but the had enough in reserve as the pushed on to kick three points without reply to bring a very entertaining game to a close. Referee John Hennessy Ballyduff. Ballylongford: Kenneth Tydings. Stephen Foley. Sean Carmody. Padraig O'Neill. Matt O'Connor. Capt.James O'Connor. Kenneth Foley. Tadhg McEllistrim. Sean Hanrahan 0-1. Jack Mulvihill. Joe McCarthy 0-3.E oin O'Connor. Bryan Murphy 0-4. Jason Deegan. Ciaran O'Connor 1-9. Subs Seanie Kennelly for Jason Deegan Paul Murphy for Kenneth Foley.Darren Murphy for Stephen Foley.Michael Holly for Jack Mulvihill. Ballylongford Gaa Weekly Lotto Draw Draw took place at Horse and Hound 5/10/18 Jackpot €6050  Numbers drawn 8-10-31-32 - No Winner €20 x 3 winners: Bobby Stack Moyvane  Elma Torley Lenamore. Micheal O Brien Ballyline  3 Free Tickets- James McNamara Ahanagran  Bar Prize- John Ahern. Thank you for your Support North Kerry Under 16 Championship St. Senans 1-14 Ballylongford/Asdee/Ballydonoghue. 0-12 Fixtures Brendan Boyle Memorial Junior Cup Sponsored by Moloney, McCarthy & Associates Accountants & Tax Advisors Semi Final: Saturday 20th October 3pm Venue Tarbert. Ballylongford B vs Beale B Bob Stack Memorial U21 Championship Sponsored by Dennehy Veterinary Clinic Duagh - Saturday 27th October 3pm ET Ballylongford/Asdee vs Ballydonoghue Venue Beale


CLUB LOTTO: There was no winner of this weeks Jackpot of €9,600.  Numbers drawn were 10, 13, 24 and 30. Lucky Dips of  €40.00 each: 1. Billy Walsh & Mag Kelly, Moyvane  2. PJ Nolan, Murhur  3. Mary Moran c/o Tom Moran, Ballyduff 4. Eileen Cronin, Mail Road Cross  5. Tom Hudson, Kilbaha  TOMMY MADDEN TOURNAMENT:  Congrats to the Moyvane U13 Team and Management on reaching the Final of the Tommy Madden Tournament after a great display against Ballydonoghue on Sunday.  Details of this fixture TBC. SENIOR NORTH KERRY CHAMPIONSHIP: It's that time of year again when 'Championship Fever' is in the air around North Kerry.  In Moyvane's first round game we take on current Champions Ballydonoghue.  The game will be played on Saturday, October 13th at 3.00pm in Con Brosnan Park, Moyvane.  The very best of luck to the Team and Management.  Let's all give our support to the Boro on Saturday. #uptheboroeverytime 


On Friday night the 28th of September Duagh contested the County Junior Hurling Championship final against Ballyheigue in Abbeydorney. Very few people gave Duagh any chance in the lead up to the game. The game was played under floodlights and the pitch was in superb condition. Duagh opened the scoring after 2 minutes with a free from Ger Guerin. Ballyheigue's goalie John Healy then denied Kevin Quilter a goal with a fine save. Duagh tried to stifle Ballyheigue's attacking threat by dropping back John R. Kirby to fullback and moving Shane O'Driscoll to the half backline as an extra man there. However, Ballyheigue then scored a goal with Michael Slattery hitting the net. Duagh's captain Shane O'Driscoll then suffered a nasty hand injury,  which resulted in him being replaced at half time. Ballyheigue then added 4 points without reply and a Michael Lucid goal left the score 2-4 to 0-1. Duagh rallied with 5 points from play, 1 from Micheal Kirby, 2 from the outstanding Kieran Lucey and 2 from Darragh O'Connor, brought them right back into the game. Michael Lucid added another goal for Ballyheigue, before they added 2 more points before half time, leaving the score 3-6 to 0-6. Duagh started the second half with a greater urgency and Kieran Lucey added another point from play. Ger Guerin then added a point from a free. Ballyheigue at this stage were struggling to make any headway and the Duagh backs were winning most of the battles, with Tim Quirke at centreback dominating and Nigel Doorley in control between the posts. Darragh O'Connor then added another point from play to leave the score 3-06 to 0-9. However, Duagh were unable to convert a number of chances to narrow the margin even more. Ballyheigue didn't score in the second half, until the final 3 minutes when they scored 2 points. Kevin Kelliher fired home a goal for Duagh in the last minute, leaving the final score 3-8 to 1-9. Duagh did themselves proud on the night and put in a battling performance and really tested a very experienced Ballyheigue team. Duagh will feel that a number of missed frees and chances from play cost them. Tim Quirke, Micheal Kirby, Darragh O'Connor and Kieran Lucey all played extremely well for Duagh. Duagh team: Nigel Doorley, Conor O 'Brien, Shane O'Driscoll (Cpt), Pat Walsh, Paudie Mc Namara, Tim Quirke, Neilo Keane, Darragh O'Connor (03), Micheal Kirby (0-1) Shane O'Sullivan, Kieran Lucey (0-3), Niall O'Sullivan, Ger Guerin (0-3, 3 frees), Kevin Quilter, John R. Kirby. Subs: Brian O'Connell for Shane O'Driscoll, Maurice Lyons for Shane O'Sullivan, Kevin Kelliher (1-0) for Niall O'Sullivan. David Noonan, Callum Stack, Eoin Lucey, Dan Mc Mahon and Eoin Buckley not used. Manager: Enda Galvin | Selectors: Tim Quirke and Shane O'Driscoll.  The match referee was Tom Godley, Kilmoyley and he did a very good job of what was a very physical and tough game. Congratulations to Ballyheigue on their victory.


Moyvane/Knockanure Community Games AGM will be held on Monday 15th Oct at 8pm in the Marian Hall Moyvane. We are inviting all parents, coaches and managers who would like to get involved at any level to attend.  Please try to attend or contact one of our committee if you are interested in helping out thank you. Brigitte Hogan Secretary


LB Rovers FC is organising a Futsal Tournament for U12 girls born in 2006/2007 and U10 girls born in 2008/2009 this Saturday October 13th in Ballybunion Community Centre from 10am to 1pm. The entry fee is €3 per player. Players will be put into 5-a-side teams and they will play a number of matches. There will be medals for the winners and runners up.  LB Rovers FC is being supported by Kerry Recreation and Sports Partnership in this project. The aim of the tournament is to encourage greater participation by girls in sport. For further information on this tournament then please contact David Tyrrell at 086 3146850. 


Racing as normal this Tue night with first of 10 races off at 6.58. On Fri night we have the semi finals of the Steve Kennedy Memorial Sweepstake. On Sat night we have the final of the KGOBA A8 stake and on Sunday we have our normal SIS program starting at 6.35. We are currently taking entries for KGOBA A7 525 yds starting on Sat Oct 13th and the Red Mills Open unraced bitch stake starting on Nov 9th. Please call racing office on 061 448057


U10s born in 2009, 2010 | U8s born 2011,2012 | U6s born in 2013/14

Sundays competition was the Master Classic which consisted of the Top 30 players in the Golfer of the Year. It was also the final competition in the Golfer of the Year. 1st Enda O'Halloran (7) 37 pts | 2nd Denis O'Regan (13) 36 pts 3rd Tommy Hayes (14) 35 pts CSS 34pts Going into Sunday Denis had a 1pt lead over Enda in the GOTY so Enda is the Golfer of the Year for the 2nd year running.

Unfortunately we can not accept any children younger than 2014. New members welcome.

There was also a competition for those not in the Master Classic and this was won by Paul O'Connor with 34pts.


Wildcats Basketball Academy runs every Sunday U6 - 10.15am to 11am | U8 - 11am to 11.45am U10 boys 11.45am 12.30pm | U10 girls 12.30pm - 1.15pm

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north kerry gaa p.r.o. Mairead o’Sullivan Mobile: 086 3689061 | Email: Bernard o callaghan MeMorIal senIor chaMpIonshIp sponsored by McMunns Bar and restaurant Ballybunion Round 1 Game: Ballylongford 1.17 v Tarbert 1.21 after extra time The 2018 Bernard O' Callaghan Memorial North Kerry Senior Football Championship got underway on Sunday last, October 7th in O' Rahilly Park, Ballylongford with the first round meeting of home side Ballylongford and Tarbert. The spectators were treated to a very exciting game, with extra-time required to separate the sides. On a fine autumnal day, the pre-match favourites Tarbert had the aid of the breeze in the first half but it was Ballylongford who had two points on the board from Ciaran O' Connor inside 3mins. Tarbert were level 2mins later with pointed frees from Killian Langan and Gerald O' Sullivan, before O' Connor pointed a free, after being fouled himself to restore the home sides advantage. Tarbert added three unanswered points from Buckley, O' Sullivan(free) and Killian Langan from wide out on the left, to put them ahead by 2pts after 15mins. Bally were level again 2mins later with points from Joe McCarthy and a beauty with the outside of the boot from O' Connor. A long delivery from Ambrose Lanigan found Andrew Doherty who pointed a minute later, and shortly after, a flowing move ended with Noel Kennedy goaling for Tarbert to put them 4pts ahead. Bally responded with 2pts from O' Connor and Bryan Murphy from play, before Langan added to his tally. Murphy from play and Doherty with the right leg swopped points before O'Connor pointed from a free in injury time, to leave the half-time score at Tarbert 1-08  Ballylongford 0-09. Ballylongford resumed in very determined fashion with the aid of the breeze and after points from Murphy, 3 from the best man on the pitch Ciaran O' Connorhad Bally 2 up. added 3pts from play-one with the left,one with the right and one that ping-ponged on the crossbar, to put Bally 2pts ahead with 10mins of the half played. Ambrose Lanigan pointed but within a minute O' Connor goaled, when a high delivery from a free 60yrds out found the net to the delight of the home supporters. Tarbert dominated the remainder of the half even with the dismissal of full back Muchael Heaphy. Tarbert’s Doherty, Buckley, Danny Wren and Ambrose had them 2 points up with 5 mins left. Bryan Murphy and Joe McCarthy equalised the game late on to take it to extra time.

ANTHONY MAHER ANNOUNCES HIS RETIREMENT Last week Anthony Maher announced his retirement. Anthony began his inter county career as a Minor and quickly progressed through to the Senior Ranks. In 2014 Anthony produced some memorable performances culminating in the All Ireland Final win over Donegal. Over the past number of years and despite a recurring injury, Anthony provided great leadership for his team-mates and helped to successfully integrate many new players onto the panel. During his time with Kerry, Anthony won 2 All Ireland Senior Football Championship 2009, 2014. 2 Allianz League 2009, 2017, 8 Munster Senior Football Championships 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017,2018. 1 Munster Minor Football Championship 2004. 1 Munster Junior Championship 2008 and 1 All Star 2015. On behalf of all Kerry supporters we wish Anthony and his wife Megan all the very best in the future.

Tarbert were restored to 15 players and Killian Langan opened the scoring before Sean Hanrahan levelled matters. Micheal Carrig and Joe McCarthy exchanged points before Shane Enright scored an inspirational point to lead at half time. Tarbert seemed better equipped to deal with the extra-time and added three points through Ambrose Lanigan and a brace from Gerald O' Sullivan one a free, during the second period of extratime while Bally were unable to register on the scoreboard. Final score: Tarbert 1-21 -v- Ballylongford 1-17. Tarbert become the third team in the hat with Brosna & Duagh already receiving byes to the quarter finals. Referee: John Hennessy Round 1 Game - Home advantage for first drawn teams - Byes: Duagh & Brosna Moyvane v Ballydonoghue – Saturday 13th October @ 3pm E.T. Knocknagoshel v Desmonds – Sunday 14th October @ 2.30pm E.T Ballyduff v Beale  – Sunday 14th October @ 2.30 pm E.T. Asdee v Finuge: - Saturday 20th October @ 3.30pm E.T. St Senans v Listowel Emmets – Sunday 21st October @ 2.30pm E.T. BoB stack MeMorIal U21 chaMpIonshIp sponsored by dennehy Veterinary clinic duagh                   Preliminary Rd: Saturday 20th October @ 3pm E.T. Venue: Finuge Castleisland Desmonds v Knocknagoshel/Brosna/Duagh  

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Colaiste Na Riochta Junior Girls soccer team preformed excellently in the Kerry Schools Cup which was played in blitz format in Killarney Celtic Soccer Grounds On Tuesday. Our girls, captained by Christina Falvey, played brilliantly in all 3 of their games. They beat Mounthawk 3-0 in the first game and Castelisland Community College in our 2nd game. In the final we met St Bridgid's Killarney and were very unlucky to loose out on a scoreline of 2-0, well done to them. All of our girls played excellently over the 3 games, thanks to Katherine Weir, Katelyn Cusack (5th Year Student) and Pat O'Sullivan for looking after our team.

Saturday 27th October @ 3pm E.T. Venue: Beale - Ballydonoghue v Ballylongford/Asdee Saturday 27th October @ 3pm E.T. Venue: Ballylongford - Beale v Moyvane/Tarbert Saturday 27th @ 3pm E.T. - Venue: Duagh - Emmets v St Senans. Brendan BoYle MeMorIal JUnIor cUp  sponsored by Moloney, Mccarthy & associates accountants & tax advisors  Neutral venues extra time in Round 1, Replay in Semi Finals and Finals  Semi Finals - Saturday 20th October @ 3pm Venue: Tarbert - Beale B v Ballylongford B Saturday 27th October @ 3pm Venue: Listowel Emmets - Duagh B v Ballyduff B  lIstoWel transport Under 15 sUper-toUch fInal 2018 Semi - Final 1: Listowel 4-7 Finuge 0-4 Semi - Final 2: Ballyduff 3-12 Moyvane 3-7 AET Final: Listowel 2-8 Ballyduff 2-5 WINNERS 2018 - Listowel Emmets - Man of the match: Jack McElligott Listowel Thanks to Colm Whelan Listowel Transport for sponsoring the competition. St Senans for the use of their field. Referees Seamus Mulvihill, Dermot Hughes & Peter Curtin. Teams and managements that took part in this years competition Listowel, Ballyduff, Moyvane, Finuge, Tarbert & St Senans. Listowel & Ballyduff now go forward to represent North Kerry in this years county competition. Best of luck to both teams.

All at Dromclough NS were delighted to welcome Jack Kennelly, Jamie McVeigh, Peter Keane, Colm Whelan and Christy Killeen to the school last Fri. 5th with The Tom Markham Cup - pictured here with Mr. K. Enright (teacher & football trainer) and Ms. M. O’Connor (Principal)

anthonY Maher We would like to say a huge thank you to Anthony Maher who announce his retirement form intercounty football on Wednesday last.  Anthony made his debut in 2008 after a successful County Championship Campaign with Feale Rangers in 2007. In 2014 Anthony produced some of his finest football performances culminating in the All Ireland Final win for Kerry over Donegal. Anthony in his latter years has had to contend with injury which may have held back  his intercounty football progression in the direction he desired. Duagh and indeed North Kerry will have the privilege of watching Anthony play in our games for many years to come anthony's honours Won: 2 All Ireland Senior Football Championship 2009, 2014. 2 Allianz League 2009, 2017, 8 Munster Senior Football Championships 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017,2018. 1 Munster Minor Football Championship 2004. 1 Munster Junior Championship 2008. 1 County Senior Football Championship 2007, 1 County Junior Championship 2006. 1 Munster Junior Club 2006. 1 All Star 2015. On behalf of the North Kerry Football Board and  supporters we wish Anthony and his wife Megan all the very best in the future.

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