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Friday 9th November 2018 Vol. 11 Issue 40


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Launching the Silver Circle Fundraiser at Causeway Comprehensive

Book Launch by local artist, writer and grower Lisa Fingleton on Monday 12th November Listowel Food Fair | 7pm Monday 12th November at the Listowel Arms Hotel. All Welcome / Free Event One day I bought a BLT sandwich in a petrol station and I couldn’t believe that there were over 40 listed ingredients from all over the world including such things as Diglycerides of Fatty Acids, xanthan gum, emulsifier and stabilisers. I started to think about the journey of a sandwich and where all these ingredients come from. It felt like this sandwich connected me to so many places, people, plants and animals from all over the planet. I started to think about the energy needed to bring this sandwich to me; all the electricity, fuel and water. It makes me sad that food, which lands on our plate, has travelled thousands of miles just to be eaten by us. I had been to Borneo and seen the destruction of the rainforest with palm oil plantations and here was palm oil in my sandwich.

Launching the Silver Circle Fundraiser - Tara Fuller, Jennifer Barry & Des O'Sullivan It’s the time of year again where Causeway Comprehensive runs an annual Silver Circle draw for five weeks. This draw has taken place in the school for over 30 years and plays a vital role in helping the school to provide additional resources/services to students without adding further expense to the family in education their son or daughter. This year the draw will place on the 14th, 21st, 28th November and the 5th and 12th December respectively. The draw also awards student’s commitment to the draw by giving students commission based on the number of lines sold on the card. Additionally, this year Causeway Comprehensive is offering students who have sold a card to be entered into a draw for an iPad (There will be two iPads on offer for this raffle). Only students who have fully sold a card will be entered into the draw. The draw will take place in week 5 and the students will be presented with their iPads. There will be two iPads on offer for this raffle.

I learned a lot from that BLT. It made me question if there is really any such a thing as ‘cheap food’? Someone, somewhere is paying the price in terms of poor conditions for workers, crowded conditions for battery hens or health implications for the consumers of processed foods. I am concerned about the fact that we are importing so much of our food and losing the capacity to be self sufficient, despite what we know about climate change and carbon footprint. According to Eurostats 2016 “Only 1% of Irish farms grow vegetables, the lowest in the EU” (Agriland headline). Why are we not growing vegetables in Ireland? Rather than getting bogged down in doing nothing, I started the 30 Day Local Food Challenge, encouraging people to eat local food for the month September each year. We ate only ingredients grown on the island of Ireland so that meant doing without imported goods such as sugar, bananas, chocolate and other luxuries to which we have become accustomed! It's a great way to eat good food, support local food producers and become more sustainable and resilient. Groups around the country started inviting me to give talks and workshops on eating local food. It wasn’t possible to meet everyone, so I decided to write a book that could share the learning. Afterall I am based in North Kerry, the home of writing, so why not write a book? I am delighted the book will be launched at the Listowel Food Fair. The book explores the power of growing and eating local food. Incorporating drawings, photography and text, the book is the culmination of three years of work. The book is creatively presented in journal style and is filled with ideas and actions for people who think global and want to act local.

Yellow-Flag Programme - Equality & Diversity in Schools

LISTOWEL TO COMMEMORATE ARMISTICE 100 North Kerry's World War 1 dead are to be remembered at a special commemorative Mass in St Mary's Church on Sunday, November 11th next at 11.30am to mark the centenary of WWI Armistice Day.

As part of their study of CSPE students of Colaiste na Riochta have been leading the 'You Rock' Project. Students will be decorating stones with images or words that symbolise themselves and celebrate the diversity in our community and the wider world. The coloured rocks will be placed at the base of our Diversity Mural on the grounds of the school.

The Mass will be followed by a wreath laying ceremony in The Square, organised by members of Listowel & North Kerry World War I Remembrance Group. Later that evening at 7.30 pm Kerry Writers’ Museum will host a special lecture by local historian Thomas Dillon entitled ‘Armistice 100: County Kerry and the Great War'. Thomas’ lecture will highlight stories of bravery and tragedy associated with Kerry people in the Great War and discuss the impact of the conflict on the lives of those who fought and their families. ‘Memorabilia from the Great War will also be on display at the lecture and if anyone would like to loan us items we would be delighted to display them on the evening’ said Cara Trant, Manager of the Museum. ‘We are honoured to host this event in the Writers’ Museum as some of our great North Kerry writers also served in the conflict, including Duagh playwright George Fitzmaurice and Tarbert poet and director of the National Gallery Thomas MacGreevy’. It's a particularly poignant event in a place like Listowel where at least one of its townlands achieved the grim distinction of having lost more of its sons on the fields of conflict than any other 'hamlet' in Britain or Ireland. While the country was unable to acknowledge the loss for so long following Independence, in recent years we have thankfully come to a more open and mature reflection on Ireland's considerable part in the bitter conflict.

Breast Cancer Awareness Workshop this Saturday as part of The Listowel Food Fair An interesting workshop will tale place this Saturday 10th November on Breast Cancer Awareness in St. John’s Theatre, Listowel. This will be an educational session about breast cancer in the format of an information talk / workshop, covering cancer prevention, breast screening, symptomatic breast clinic CUH and breast awareness. The event will take place from 11am to 12 noon with Lynn Swinburne (Senior Health Promotion Officer NSS), Juliette O’Connell (BCI Outreach Co-ordinator and Dr. Carol O’Hanlon MB, Bch, BAO. Tickets are €5 and can be booked by calling St. John’s on 068 22566


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lixnaw hurlIng cluB Club Lotto: Draw took place at Quilter’s West End Bar on Monday evening October 29th. Numbers drawn 4, 11, 16, 22. Jackpot was €3000 and there was no winner. €20 winners were as follows: Gussie Hogan, Muchenaugh Norma Corridan, Finuge Tommie Allen, Lixnaw Anthony Stack, Muchenaugh Jim, c/o Foley’s, Lixnaw Next draw takes place at Walsh’s Bar Lixnaw on Monday November 5th. Jackpot €3100 Munster InterMedIate cluB chaMpIonshIp Following our quarter final victory over Cashel King Cormacs, Lixnaw was once again the venue for the semifinal of the Munster Intermediate Club championship on last Saturday, November 3rd. On this occasion our opponents were Cork representatives, Charleville, who overcame Courcey Rovers in a replayed Cork Intermediate Premier final on bank holiday Monday in Pairc Ui Rinn. Lixnaw played with the benefit of a strong wind in the first half and accordingly would have needed a cushion of six or seven points at the break. Things were going to plan early on and after ten minutes Lixnaw led by five points to one. By the fifteenth minute Charleville had closed the gap to three points and a minute later goaled to draw level. Charleville

added four points to Lixnaw’s three, to lead at half time by 1-7 to 9 points. Facing into the strong wind it was going to be an uphill struggle for Lixnaw on the resumption. Charleville added the vital points, but the home side never gave up until the final whistle, going down on a final score 1-17 to 0-11. This brings the season to a close for the seniors. Well done to all the panel and their management team and we look forward to defending our county championship title in 2019. The official attendance on the day was 1229 and it reflects well on all club volunteers that everything went off without any significant problems, a fact acknowledged by the Munster Council. North Kerry Under-21 Championship: Our under-21’s are scheduled to play Causeway on next Sunday, November 11th. in Causeway at 2.00 pm in the North Kerry championship Outstanding Fixtures: The minors and juniors are awaiting confirmation of fixtures for their respective North Kerry finals. County Hurling League Division 1 Final: Please note that the throw in time for the County Senior Hurling League Division1 Final between Causeway and Ballyduff in Causeway on Saturday November 10th. has been changed to 2.30 pm Annual General Meeting: The club Annaul General Meeting is pencilled in for Friday 30th November at 8.30pm.

listowel recent deaths Mary Brennan, Charles Street Martin Scanlon, Ballygologue Park. Anne Minihane nee O’Sullivan, died in Kent late of Clieveragh Downs. annIVersarY reMeMBrance Sean & Carol McCarthy, Killocrim. Moss Lyons, Finuge. Nellie McDonald, Dublin & Listowel. Michael O Keeffe, Moyessa. Agnes Kelly, Charles Street. old or Broken MoBIle phones for nano nagle Please drop into Denise in the Parish Office or call Frank Greaney on 087 2536120 are You worrIed aBout a loVed one’s alcohol or drug use? Inner Healing Counselling can help. We provide support to family members who have a loved one abusing alcohol and/or drugs. More details on féIle an tsolaIs – festIVal of lIght Art and Technology Festival happening in Listowel from the 2-4 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 & lots more. 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. 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. cluB Óg-Ógras lIos tuathaIl Club Óg-Ógras meets at Listowel Community Centre on Monday between 5 & 6 to enable those aged 7-12 to practise their Irish in a fun environment. Breis eolais/Further info on 087 2194992. workshop for parents of teenagers November 10th in Tralee. Learn about parenting teens, alcohol and drug use in teens and much more. For details contact Eileen on 087-6402715 or Joan on 086-3583120 lIstowel Bazaar 2018 Please note the date for this years Listowel Bazaar will be Friday 14th December and Saturday 15th December

People just love to see the beautiful Tidy Towns trophies up close, so this week members of Listowel Tidy Towns Group visited Listowel Community Hospital and Writers Grove. We received a fantastic reception in both houses and spent some quiet some time talking to the patients / residents in both of these beautifully facilities. Two of the local ladies in the Community Hospital agreed to have their photo taken for the Advertiser. Sheila Keane and Mai Kelleher both of O'Connell's Avenue were delighted to pose with the Trophies. We want to sincerely thank the staff of both houses for the fantastic welcome they gave us. The Community Hospital even made a special banner and opened a bottle of fiz!

lIstowel faMIlY resource centre Parents Plus Course start date 14th Jan 2019 - Parents Plus Early Years Programme (1 – 6 years) Topics Include: Being a Responsive Parent. Encouraging and Supporting Children. Promoting Children’s Language and Development. Helping Children Concentrate and Learn. Building C ooperation in Young Children. Managing Tantrums, Misbehaviour and Problems. The monthlly meeting of the Alzheimer's Carer's Support Group take place at the Listowel Family Resource Centre on Tuesday Novemvber 13th at 12.30pm fundraIser concert Ard Chúram Choir & Friends presents An Evening of Music. On Friday 23rd November at 8pm. Tickets €10.00 and can be got Listowel Parish Office or any committee members, door prize: 2 tickets to Late Late Show. All proceeds in aid of New Dementia Unit – Ard Cúram Day Care Centre North Kerry. dance classes for adults A fun way of learning how to dance, classes include waltzing jiving quicksteps foxtrot etc. Classes every Monday night - Beginners 7pm to 8pm - Advanced 8pm to 9.30pm at Listowel Emmets Clubhouse. More info 087 2817972 lIstowel actIVe retIreMent tea dance Sunday November 18th 2018 from 3pm to 6pm in The Listowel Arms Hotel. Come and join us for an afternoon of dancing, music and fun!! Admission €5 with raffle and prizes tradItIonal MusIc class With Anne McAuliffe continuing in the Seanachie Centre from Wednesday 14th November, 3.00 onwards. Limited places available. contact 0876736337 Mass for the deceased of the past 12 Months will take place on Friday night 30th Nov 2018 at 7.00 p.m. Mass for the deceased of the past 12 Months Will take place on Friday night 30th November 2018 at 7.00 p.m. annual lIstowel & north kerrY w.w.1 reMeMBerance Mass Followed by a short Ceremony will take place at the 11.30 a.m. Mass on Sunday next 11th Nov. All welcome. tea dance lIstowel at the lIstowel arMs hotel Sunday Nov. 18th 3pm. to 6pm. Admission €5. Everyone welcome. lIstowel's BrYan MacMahon the honeY spIke By local amateur group the Tarbert Theatre Players. On in St John's Theatre Nov 15th to 18th. Book with Joe Murphy 068 22566


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tarbert tarBert notes: To include items - email or phone Patrick Lynch at 068 36117 deaths Sympathy of the community is extended to Catherine and Sionán Prendergast of Tarmons, Tarbert on the death of Catherine's father, Willie Keane of Lenamore, Ballylongford. Willie, a former worker with Kerry County Council and noted step-dancer, died in Kerry University Hospital, Tralee on Wednesday last, 31st. October. His remains reposed at Lynch's Funeral Home, Ballylongford on Sunday 4th.November. Sympathy is also extended to John and Catherine O'Sullivan, Tieraclea Park on the recent death of John's nephew, Jerry O'Sullivan of Tullamore, Ballybunion. Sympathy is further extended to Noreen and John Boland on the recent death of Noreen's brother, Alec of Feoghanagh, Ballydavid. Following Requiem Mass in Carrig Church, he was buried in Kilmalkeadar Old Cemetery, Dingle. Beannacht Dé agus suaimhneas síoraí doíbh go léir. the honeY spIke Tarbert Theatre Players tread the boards this Friday and Saturday nights when they stage Bryan MacMahon's famous play The Honey Spike in the Community Centre at 8pm. A limited number of tickets which cost €10 each are available at the Allcare Phamacy, Tarbert. The Play will be taken to St. John's, Listowel and performed there from 15th. to 18th November. The cast have been busy with rehearsals over the past few weeks and they are to be credited with taking on a challenging production for an amateur drama group. Go néirí leo ar an stáitse. clothes collectIon A reminder that the Shannonside Women's Group are seeking your assistance and more importantly your surplus clothes for their clothes collection in aid of the North Kerry Alzheimer's Association which will take place in the Church car park from 8 to 10am on Thursday 15th. November. Bígí ag cuineamh orthu. coMhaltas Fógra from Helen Flaherty : The first session of the Ballylongford / Tarbert CCE was held in Carmody's Bar, Tarbert. Thanks to the parents and teachers who took the time to come along and for the children who put on a great performance. We were also delighted to have some members of the Ballybunion CCE joining us. A special thanks to Nuala and all at Carmodys for your kind hospitality. Classes will resume on this Friday, 9th.November in St. Oliver's National School, Ballylongford. halloween There was a good turn out of young and not so young, suitably attired, for a night of haunting horror and spooky fun culminating around the traditional bonfire at the Bridewell green. Colourful lanterns and fanged fearsome masks showed that we have come a long way from the simple snap apple and sixpence in the basin fun of our boyhood days. Windows were also very impressive with the Tidy Towns window very creative with the re-cycling message. Helen's Salon window had an illuminated ghostly and ghoulish display that would literally make your hair stand up! Comhghairdeas do gach éinne a bhí páirteach. walk for the holY souls This year's walk for the Holy Souls will take place on Sat 17th. November and will go from the Community Centre to Kilnaughtin Graveyard and return to the Centre. Registration will take place at the Community Centre from 10am and the walk will commence at 10.30am. For safety reasons, high visibility jackets and good comfortable footwear are recommended. There is a recommended donation of €20 for families, €10 for adults and €5 for students and senior citizens. All monies collected will be donated to our Parish Church Fund. cake sale and coffee MornIng Will also take place at the Community Centre on Saturday 17th. November (same day) from 10am to 1pm. Come along, bring a friend or a neighbour and enjoy the chat and the cuppa. This is a great opportunity to show off your baking skills and bring along a home made cake to share. All proceeds will go to the Parish Church Fund.


reMeMBrance sundaY This year marks the Centenary of the Armistice with the official ending on 11th. November 1918 of the First World War, euphemistically referred to as the Great War. Over 700 Kerrymen died in what U.S.President Woodrow Wilson referred to as 'the War to end all Wars' but tragically not so. Included in that number were 12 Tarbert born soldiers, six of whom died in 1918, one just two days before the guns went silent. This year as in previous years there will be a commemoration and remembrance service which will include wreath laying, prayers and hymns. The service will also remember the two fatalities from Tarbert in World War 2 and will take place at the Memorial Plaza at 12.30pm on Sunday 11th. November. ce scheMe joB VacancIes We currently have 2 vacancies in the Tarbert Ballylongford CE scheme; Environmental Operative for Tarbert village #CES2090219 Heritage & Coffee shop assistant in Tarbert Bridewell #CES-2090217 No experience is necessary for either position as full training will be provided. To see if you are eligible and if you would like to discuss this further please contact Jim O'Connor or Jackie Kissane on 068 43824 or email tarBert gaa GAA LOTTO: There was no winner of last week’s lotto draw. The numbers drawn were; 3, 14, 17 and 20. Luck Dips winners were Niall Dullea, Olly Conyard, Kevin O’Connell, Saoirse Ahern, Gerry O’Connell, Sean Flavin. Next week’s draw takes place in Coolahan’s Bar with a jackpot of Euro 1,950. Thanks to all those who continue to support the Lotto. North Kerry Championship: For those who would question the quality and standard of football in the North Kerry championship then they should have been in Moyvane last Sunday to witness the opposite. An excellent pitch, a great crowd, high fielding, long range points, key decisions and individual battles but above all a very entertaining game of football played in the right spirit. From Tarbert’s perspective this is a game we should have won but Ballyduff’s ability to hold onto the lead throughout the game was the deciding factor. Tarbert opening score was the only time they led in the game and this was followed by a Ballyduff goal and two points to put Ballyduff up 1-2 to 0-2 after ten minutes. Teams exchanged points again but with fifteen minutes gone Ballyduff got a penalty to go 2-4 to 0-3 with Tarbert looking in severe trouble. With centre back Danny Wren now gaining control a purple patch by Tarbert began and playing some delightful football scored six unanswered points from the boots of Cillian Langan, Ger O’Sullivan, Mark Buckley and Andrew Doherty to reduce the deficit to one point just before half time. However, two vital points by Ballyduff on the stroke of half left the scoreline at 2-6 to 0-9 in favour of Ballyduff. With Mikey Boyle and Shane Enright having a battle royal the second half started in the same vein as the first with teams exchanging points before a Doherty point reduced the deficit to two. Long range point from Danny Wren and Langan reduced deficit again but each time Tarbert came within one point of Ballyduff, Ballyduff responded with their own scores and led 2-12 to 0-16 entering the final minutes. Another Doherty point reduced the gap to one with minutes remaining and despite Tarbert’s best efforts they could not get that vital equaliser with Ballyduff winning on a scoreline of 2-12 to 0-17. So Tarbert bow out of this year’s championship at the hand of Ballyduff again but can be proud of their display with some outstanding individual performances. The team and management must now pick themselves up again as next Sunday they take on Firies in a promotion play-off to Division 3. The game throws in at 2pm in Mountcoal and once again your support is vital. Team Jamie Diggins, Sean Carrig, Shane Enright, Danny O’Connor, Micheal Normile (capt.), Danny Wren(0-1), Shane O’Connor, Mark Buckley (0-3), Shea McDonnell, Kevin Enright, Ambrose Lanigan (0-1), Cillian Langan (0-6), Andrew Doherty (0-4), Ger O’Sullivan (01), Finbarr Carrig, Subs Donal Leahy for Carrig, Micheal Carrig for O’Connor, Noel Kennedy for Enright, Brian Heaphy, Sean Holly, Eamon O’Callaghan, Ian Flavin, Gavin Breen.

kilflynn noVeMBer Masses For those who died during the year: St. Bernard’s, Abbeydorney on Tuesday November 6th at 7.30 p.m. and St. Mary’s, Kilflynn on Wednesday November 7th at 7.30 p.m. Refreshments afterwards in both churches. November Offering Envelopes available in both churches st. MarY’s church news Mass for those who died during the year Mass will be celebrated on Saturday 10th November at 6.00 p.m. Mai & Seán McElligott, Stack’s Mountain their sons John Paul & Jimmy, Moss McElligott, Glenalema, Kilflynn. Kilflynn Altar Society: Ann O’Halloran, Eileen Hannon Diocesan Collection for the Irish Churches Commissions and Agencies 10th /11th Nov. Mass Celebrating Special Wedding Anniversaries will take place in St. Bernard’s Church, Abbeydorney next Sunday 11th November at 10.00 a.m. Refreshments will be served afterwards. ardfert retreat centre 0667134276 Celebrate your Faith: Elizabeth Gilmartin, Mon. 12th, 19th & 26th Nov. 7.30-9.00p.m. Advent Retreat: Fr. Gerard McCarthy SVD, Fri. 14th Sun 16th Dec. Book now. crotta gaa Pride of place this week goes to Crotta and Kerry senior Senior Hurler Sean Weir, Kilflynn, who was named on the ‘Champion 15’ team of the Joe McDonagh championship in 2018 for his outstanding performances for Kerry in 2018. Sean was presented with his award at the PwC All-Stars event in Dublin’s Convention Centre on Friday evening 2nd November. Sean was joined at the black tie event by his proud parents Maureen and Paddy, and his Girlfriend Leanne Costello. Uachtarán CLG John Horan congratulated the winners and said: “The McDonagh, Ring, Rackard and Meagher Cups are dedicated to GAA legends; people who are synonymous with hurling, with its greatness and in their dedication to it. “I congratulate the Champion 15 selections that have been made. They are all worthy of the prestigious honour that has been bestowed upon them and it’s a great occasion for them, their families and the clubs who helped produce them.” CEO of the GPA, Paul Flynn, said: “Congratulations to all those who received a hurling All Star Award this year. I would like to commend each and every player for their hard work and commitment throughout the 2018 season and throughout their careers. “This award truly is one of the most coveted in GAA. Each winner, along with their teammates, have contributed to a thrilling championship. Well done to everyone involved.” Kerry starlet David Clifford, meanwhile, capped off a fantastic first year at senior

level by claiming the 2018 Young Footballer of the Year award. David was also presented with his All Star and Young Footballer awards on the night. Congratulations and Well Done to Sean and David, Let’s hope it’s the first of many All Stars Awards lads. crotta lotto results The numbers drawn out of the drum by the Independent observer: Ger McCarthy, Lissanerla Abbeydorney in Herbert’s Bar, Kilflynn on Monday night 5th November were 5,8,14 and 29. There was No winner of €8,300 Jackpot. The following won €35 in the lucky dip draw: Sonnny Egan, Garrynagore, Lixnaw, Ann Sheehan, Castletown, Kilflynn and Geraldine Stack, Abbeydorney. The next draw will take place in Parker’s Pub, Kilflynn on Monday 12th November with a €8,400 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 caMogIe The All-Ireland Junior Club Camogie Championship Semi-Final between Kilmessan and Clanmaurice will take place at McDonagh Park, Nenagh on this Sunday, November 11 at 2pm (Extra-Time if required). Best of luck to the Crotta Girls Aoife Behan, Jackie Behan, Megan Weir, their Clanmaurice team mates and Management. rock n roll BIngo Finuge/St Senans Ladies Football Club are holding a Rock-n-Roll Bingo fundraiser on this Friday 9th November, In Parker’s Pub, Kilflynn at 8.30pm. socIal set dancIng Takes place on Monday nights in St. Columbus Centre, Kilflynn from 8.45 p.m Quick steps, waltzes and all two-hand dances, followed by tea/coffee, cake, and chat. Please note the new starting time. All welcome. darts The next darts doubles tournament takes place on Saturday night 10th November at 10.30p.m in Parker's Lounge Bar. The winners will received a Fresh Turkey each. Names MUST be in for 10.15 p.m. NO Names after this Time. First game of the Tournament must start at 10.30p.m. A big Thanks to the Dart players who showed up on time last Saturday and the games started on time also to Declan and Betty Falvey who supervised the Tournament. Who will win the first Turkeys of the season? footBall Bernard O'Callaghan Senior Football Championship sponsored by McMunn's Bar and Restaurant Ballybunion: Quarter Finals St Senans V Castleisland Desmonds in Finuge Sunday 11th November at 12 noon. Best of luck to St. Senan’s.

Chapel Street, Tarbert Group at the Tarbert Halloween Parade

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ballybunion coMMunItY centre / Beale gaa lotto The Community Centre / Beale GAA Lotto Monday 9th April was held in "Courtney's Bar" The numbers drawn were 4, 17, 22, 26. There was no winner of the €4,600 Jackpot. The lucky dip winners are: €40 - Vincent Kelly, c/o Mikey Joe's €30 -Kevin Buckley, Doon, c/o Exchange Bar €20 - Tim Joe Griffin, AT, c/o The Olde Attic 5 Free tickets: Donal Nagle, Doon Road, c/o The Olde Attic. Next week’s draw will be held in The Bunker Bar on  Sunday 11 November 2018 at 9.30pm and the Jackpot is €4,600 Ballybunion Community Centre & Beale GAA would like to thank everyone for their continued support in buying our weekly lotto tickets  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 BallYBunIon BadMInton Ballybunion Badminton is back! The club was huge back in the 80's & 90's and its back in 2018 with the new name Ballybunion Baseliners! So dust off your old racket, come & rejoin. New members are always welcome. Ballybunion Community Centre, Tuesdays & Thurs 9-11pm, Friday mornings 11am. €5 per person. fashIon nIght Fashion night at the Marine Bar & Restaurant will be held on 16th November 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, as places are limited. Phone 068-27139. cIorcal coMhrá at BallYBunIon lIBrarY Call in to Ballybunion Library and take part in Bliain na Gaeilge. November Tuesday 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th. December Tuesday 4th & 11th. All Sessions from 4pm to 5pm. CAINT, COMHRÁ, & CRAIC. chrIstMas coffee MornIng Antoinette O' Sullivan is organizing a Christmas coffee morning on Saturday 24th November from 10am to 1pm at Namir’s Restaurant Main Street, Ballybunion for a dear friend of her called Hannah. For those of you who may not know Hannah, She is a bright young woman who been though a tough 20 months in temple Street hospital. You can follow her story though her Facebook page “Hannah the worrier Princess”. Hannah’s wish this year is to come home for Christmas and spend Christmas with her family and little sister Keelen. Antoinette would be so grateful if you could help in little ways that you can. She will be looking for spot prizes for the Raffle. All Donating’s will go towards her on going treatments. You can contact Antoinette on 0870538762 for more information. fundraIsIng talent show LB Rovers are holding a night of singers, dancers & chancers  in the Tinteán Theatre on Friday November 23rd at 7.30pm whichh promises to be a great night's entertainment. Tickets are just €20 are now available to Purchase & you can do so by contacting Kate on 0876284279 or Mairead on 0879286968 There will also be some Guest Judges offering their Feedback to the contestants on the Night, which will no doubt heighten the Competition! This is a fundraising event for LB Rovers guess the chef Guess the Chef is back again this year and is taking place on Friday 30th November in Kilcooly’s Country House. A 4-course dinner Prepared by a mystery Chef,


Prize for the person who can correctly guess the identity of the chef on the night. Tickets are €30 per person and proceeds are in aid of Kerry Hospice Foundation. To book please phone 068-27112/086-8159455. clothes collectIon Scoil íosagáin in conjunction with St. Vincent de Paul have arranged a clothes collection. Please drop off bags of usable unwanted clothes, shoes or bags to the school between 8.30am and 3pm Monday to Friday between now and 15th November. All support greatly appreciated. thank You - chrIstMas lIghts coMMIttee The outgoing Christmas Lights Committee would like to thank everyone who contributed to their recent BagPack at Cahill’s Supervalu over the October Bank Holiday weekend which raised €1,693 and is much appreciated. The committee are stepping down after eleven years of hard work to ensure that Ballybunion is lit up beautifully for Christmas. As this was their final fund-raiser, they would like to express their sincere thank you to the community of Ballybunion for all their help and support over the years and wish the Ballybunion Community Forum all the best in the future.

Aoibhinn O Leary Listowel having a ball on her first hunt with North Kerry Hunt Club at Pat Scullys Farm

Beale gaa Huge thanks to everyone involved in the Beale GAA Halloween Tunnel of Terror. To our zombies, actors and all who worked tirelessly behind the scenes to make this another massive success. Plans are also underway for Beale’s Annual Christmas event, which takes place on Saturday 22nd December. Beale AGM will take place on Saturday 1st December at 8.30pm in The Community Centre. Nominations for club officers and motions for the meeting should be submitted to the secretary no later than November 10th. The Beale Ladies GAA will host their AGM on Saturday November 24th at the clubhouse and nominations are now being taken by the secretary for the positions of Chairman and Secretary. The club would also like to welcome and invite new members to join so that our club can continue to strive to succeed. tInteán craft faIr There was a great turn out at the craft fair last Sunday in the Tinteán Theatre, There were 25 stands and lots of customers. Thanks a million everyone that turned up for the day and to everyone that had stands. Plans are already underway for next year’s Craft fair. dates for Your dIarY Confirmation Date for next year’s Confirmation is 17th of May at 11am and First Holy Communion is 18th of May at 11am.

The pupils at St.Treasa's National School, Kilflynn abandoned their school uniforms on Friday 19th October. The school was a blaze of colour as staff and pupils wore GAA jerseys for Jersey Day in aid of the Abbeydorney/Kilflynn Care group. Well done to everyone who participated. Pictured are 6th Class on Jersey day

fashIon nIght at east 73rd East 73rd are hosting a Charity Fashion Show on Friday November 30th in their Ballybunion store. Wine and treats on arrival. Music by Ray Stack. Fashion show starts @ 8pm sharp. Special discounts on the night and spot prizes to be won. Tickets €15 on sale soon! East 73rd are raising funds for two great charities - The Hope Foundation (Through Anna-Marie Buckley & Cats Kennelly) and are raising funds for our local First Responder Group. East 73rd is covering the cost of producing the event so 100% of the proceeds will be going to charity. So spread the word and get the girls together for what promises to be great night of fashion and style - all in aid of a great cause. For more info, please phone 068-25712. ccé - junIor MusIc sessIon A junior music session will be held on Sunday 11th Nov, at 5pm in the Railway Bar. This is a fun filled informal gathering of all ages allowing the children to lead us in a few tunes. All children must be accompanied by an adult. BRANCH MEETING will be held on Monday 12th Nov at 8 pm in St Joseph Sec school. Classes up and running any queries contact 0879662902. 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:

Attending the Horse Fair at Castleisland last Thursday were Patrick Egan with his son John Joe and grandchildren Jack and Chloe from Causeway. Photo Moss Joe Browne

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LOTTO DRAW The results of the Ballyduff GAA Lotto Draw for Monday October 29th are as follows; The numbers drawn were 4, 6, 10 and 25. There was no winner of the €4,000 Jackpot and the following won €50 each; Aidan O'Connor, Addergown, Ballyduff. Mike Hussey & Mary, Ballyduff Pat O'Carroll, Lacca, Ballyduff

MarIan hall BIngo & Blotto There was no winner of the Jackpot last Thursday night. The winning numbers drawn were 2 3 13 31. Lucky Dips: €100: Colman Maher, c/o Eileen Barry, Upper Athea. €50: Marie & John McEnery, Moyvane. €20 each: Pat Barry, Lisselton. Julianne Moloney, Bridge Road, Listowel. Margaret McGlinchey, Kilcox, Lisselton. Emma & Geraldine Scanlon, c/o Holly's Gala, Moyvane. Maureen Walsh, Asdee. Free Tickets: Caitriona Hannon, Meelish Close, Listowel. John Cummins, Ashgrove, Moyvane. Pat Lacey, Asdee East, Listowel. Sinead Behan, Rathea, Listowel. Eithne Scannell, Listowel. This Thursday night's draw will be held at Bingo in The Marian Hall. The Jackpot is €9,500. BIngo This Thursday night's Bingo is a special one. It is a fundraiser for the Stack Family. There are times when we all need to stand up and be counted and now is the time for our local community to do so. On Thursday night all proceeds from Bingo will go to a fund which has been set up. The committee of the Marian Hall Bingo will pay all expenses on the night i.e. prize money, buses etc. All monies collected on the night will go to the fund. Your support would be greatly appreciated. If you can't go to Bingo on Thursday night you might like to help by putting a contribution in an envelope and drop it to the Marian Hall or give it to someone who is going to Bingo. There will be a box in the hall on the night. Thank you. MoYVane VIllage festIVal The 26th Anniversary Village Festival took place over the October Bank Holiday Weekend. Friday night the Rambling House in the Marian Hall was a night of great entertainment organised by James Fogarty in conjunction with Tom Moore. There was a great variety of talent present. Music, singing, dancing and story telling was the order of the night. Saturday night the 15th Boro Buffet took place in the beautifully draped and decorated Community Centre. Catering on the night was provided by Eabha Joan’s Restaurant , Listowel. Music and dancing followed with Stevie Donegan entertaining the crowd. Sunday was a packed day of family fun. The Vintage display, craft fair & farmer's market took place in and around the Community Centre. This was attended by a huge crowd, with people travelling from far and near. Face painting also took place in the Community Centre over the afternoon. The dog show was as popular as ever with both the young and not so young bringing their dogs along. Betty O’ Sullivan of Aughrim Mountain View Pet Hotel Judged the dog show, and also kindly sponsored the Rosettes, Trophy’s and prizes awarded on the day. The Kiddie's Tractor Run proved to be very popular again this year with over 30 children taking part. On Sunday afternoon Denny Flaherty led a guided walk through the recently tarmaced Village Woodwalk to the restored Lime Kiln. This was enjoyed by all who took part and Denny proved to be a fountain of knowledge on the history of the walk and on all the flora and trees within the walk. Monday, 12 noon saw the North Kerry Harriers kicked off their first hunt of the season with just under 70 horses taking part. The Harriers would like to thank the farmers who allowed them to use their lands on the day. Streamside Stables, Leitrim East really contributed to the hunt by bringing 19 horses on the day. They are doing amazing work and the stables get busier and busier. The kiddies Fancy Dress Halloween party was another huge success this year with the children taking part in both fun & games, singing and dancing competitions. Prizes were given for best costume and also for kids taking part in singing etc. Thanks to Caroline Maune who always makes this such a brilliant event. We would like to thank all the R.S.S. and Sólas participants and volunteers who did a fantastic job organising and preparing venues etc. for all the weekend’s festivities and D & D Sound and Lighting for draping the Community Centre. We are extremely grateful to all the local organisations and people who allowed us the use of their facilities over the weekend, especially The Community Centre Committee, the Marian Hall Committee, Fr Kevin & Mrs Madden. We would also like to thank Tarbert Comprehensive School for the use of their drapes in the Community Centre over the weekend. We must also thank Knockanure Community Centre and Tarbert Community Centre Committees for their assistance over the weekend. Finally we would like to thank all our patrons and sponsors who have supported our fundraising festival down through the years. This enables us to fund the many projects that have enhanced the appearance of the village since the festival began. Without your support we would not be able to continue this work. senIor cItIzens dInner Dinner, dancing and afternoon tea in the Marian Hall on Sunday, November 18. Mass at 12.30pm. Please book with Ita on 068/49134 or Maureen 068/49365. MoYVane Ica Wish to acknowledge with thanks the receipt of a grant for €1,000 from Kerry Co. Council under the Community Enhancement Programme 2018. This money will be used to purchase equipment for the kitchen in the Marian Hall and to carry out repairs to storage cupboards. two specIal dates for Your dIarY The faithful departed whose funeral Masses took place in Knockanure and Moyvane from November 2017 to November 2018 will be remembered and honoured in both churches. Knockanure Mass will be on Monday, November 19 at 7.30pm and on Monday, November 26 in Moyvane. A special memorial candle will be given to family members. Please inform people living outside the Parish that are associated with these funerals of the above dates.


TV DRAW: Eileen Hussey, Ardoughter, Ballyduff. Pat Pierce, Bishopscourt, Ballyduff Kevin Mulvihill, Asdee The weekly Lotto Draw takes place on each Monday night. You may also play the Lotto on line at ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE Celebrate your Faith-Catherine of Sienna: Elizabeth Gilmartin, Monday November 12th & 19th from 7.30pm – 9.00pm Self Care Day: Anna O'Donoghue, I.A.C.P. Practical skills to promote self-care and well being on this Saturday November from 9.45am 4.00pm. Contact Anna on (087)9447105. Advent Retreat: Fr. Gerard McCarthy SVD,  Friday December 14th – Sunday December 16th. Book now. DEATH The death took place of Thomas (Tom) Maguire, Redfield, Lixnaw and formerly of Gaulstrimsland, Riverstown, Dundalk, Co. Louth. His remains were removed to SS Peter's & Paul's Church, Ballyduff and burial was in Rahela Cemetery, Ballyduff. Sympathy is extended to the family, relatives & friends of the above deceased. 41 CARD DRIVE A “41” Card Drive will be held at The Tankard Bar, Kilfenora, Fenit on Tuesday next November 13th at 9.00pm sharp. All proceeds on the night will go to Cystic Fibrosis and Recovery Haven Foundation. Your support will be much appreciated. CRAFT FAIR The Ballyduff Craft Fair will be held in the Community Centre, Ballyduff on Sunday November 25th. For further information on the Craft Fair or to book tables please contact Betty on (087)6403152. RAMBLERS GOLF SOCIETY Saturday October 27th saw the curtain come down on the season with the final outing being played on the Dingle Links in Ceann Sibeal. The course was in pristine condition with strong gale force wind the order of the day, which made scoring very difficult. The outing was jointly sponsored by John Mike O'Connor & Leahys Bar. Results are as follows: Category A winner was Mike Mulcahy and Runner Up Jimmy Sullivan. Category B winner was Paddy Healy with David Linnane in second place. Category C was won by John Mike O'Connor while Kevin McGrath was runner up. Front 9 went to Gary Kavanagh with Mark Condon winning the Back 9. Paddy Healy's win took him to top on the Golfer of the Year for the second year in a row. Well done to Paddy and to all prize winners. Paul McCarthy, our MC for the evening, thanked the sponsors and the committee for their efforts throughout the year. BALLYDUFF IN BLOOM/TIDY TOWNS Well done to Sheehy's Londis, Ballyduff, who are using compostable cups and covers for their Seattle's Best coffee range.Customers are also encouraged to use re-usable cups.This will help with  litter and waste reduction in the locality. TOM MAGUIRE R.I.P. The death has occurred of Thomas (Tom) Maguire of Redfield, Lixnaw. Tom as he was affectionately known was a native of the Cooley Peninsula, Co. Louth and came to work in the tomato plant in Redfield in the 1970s.A lifelong member of the Pioneer Total Abstinence Association he quickly became involved in the local Ballyduff branch. In the late 1970s he was one of the driving forces in the Pioneer talent shows where Ballyduff represented Kerry on a number of times and won the Munster Title on two occasions but were unsuccessful in the All Ireland Final on both occasions. He was also involved in organising a number of weekends away visiting his native Cooley, Clonroche in Co. Wexford and Achill Island and a great time was had by all on each occasion. Tom also represented Ballyduff GAA on a number of occasions in Scór competitions taking part in recitation and Novelty Acts. He was also Minister of the Eucharist in the local SS Peter's & Paul's Church for a number of years. In later years together with his family he ran a very successful Garden Centre at his home in Redfield. The huge attendance at his funeral on both days was testament to the esteem in which he was held in the area. Members of the Ballyduff

PTAA, together with some of those who took part in the Talent Shows, formed a guard of honour at his funeral on Saturday. Sincere sympathy is extended to his wife Margaret, sons Eamon,Thomas & Kevin; daughters Anne, Rebecca & Charlotte; eight grandchildren; sisters Kathleen & Margaret; brothers James, Kevin & Tony and a large circle of friends. May he Rest In Peace. CARD RESULTS The results of the recent “41” Card Drives held at McHale's Stretford End Bar, Causeway are as follows; Monday October 29th 1st – Joe Higgins & Brendan Harrington 2nd & 3rd Divided – Ann Walsh & Margaret Shanahan Jane Colfer & Jack Murphy Peggy Carroll & Maurice Guerin TABLE PRIZES: Peggy Geary & Judy Couchman Catherinme McHale & Danny Guerin The “41” Card Drive continues on each Monday night commencing at 10.00pm sharp. Admission is €5 with prizes for 1st, 2nd & 3rd and table prizes on games 14 & 15. All welcome. ST. BRENDAN'S ATHLETIC CLUB Our juveniles enjoyed the 100th Tralee junior parkrun last Sunday morning in Tralee Town Park. Training continues on Wednesday evening in Ardfert Community Centre from 6.30pm to 8.00pm for children born in the years 2008 to 2011. For the older athletes born in the years 2007 to 2011 training is also held on Wednesday evening from 6.45pm to 7.45 pm in The Sportsfield (Ardfert GAA). Cost for all ages is €2.00 and please bring a bottle of water with you. Adult Strength and Conditioning Training is held every Tuesday evening from 8.00pm to 9.15pm in Ardfert Community Centre. Cost is €3.00. The club is now accepting new members for both juveniles and adults. Weekly training runs with our Fit 4 Life group are also arranged during the week. Entries are now being taken for the Munster Inter Club Juvenile Relay Cross Country Championships on Sunday 18th November in Clarecastle, Co Clare. Wishing Ben O'Connor and Matthew O'Sullivan the best of luck as they compete in the Munster Juvenile Uneven Age Cross Country in Two Mile Borris, Co. Tipperary this Sunday. BALLYDUFF GAA NEWS Senior Hurling: At Moyvane on Sunday last Ballyduff had one point to spare over Tarbert in a thrilling North Kerry Senior Football Championship Quarter-final played in front of a large crowd in Brosnan Park. Two goals in the 8th and 15th minute of the first half were to prove crucial in the outcome of the game when firstly Sean Costello fisted a high ball to the net and then Padraig Boyle fired home a penalty to give Ballyduff a seven point lead. Tarbert hit six points on the trot and suddenly there was only the minimum between the sides with half time approaching. The Boys in Green rallied before the break and fired over two points to lead 2 – 6 to 0 – 9 at the break. The second half saw Tarbert reduce the margin to the minimum at different stages and Ballyduff restoring their three points lead as the game ebbed and flowed with both teams giving their their all. At the end of normal time Ballyduff led by two points but in the first minute of injury time Tarbert added a point and came looking for an equaliser to send the game to extra-time. Ballyduff held out for a win on a scoreline of 2 – 12 to 0 – 17 to advance to the semifinal on Sunday November 25th. BALLYDUFF TEAM: Pádraig Harrington; Ben Tobin, Anthony O'Carroll(C), Patrick Moran; Daniel O'Carroll, Cathal Kearney, Paul O'Carroll; Paud Costello(0 – 1), Jack O'Sullivan(0 – 2); Johnny Regan(0 – 1), Philip Lucid(0 – 1), Chris Whyte; Mikey Boyle(0 – 5, 2f), Seán Costello(1 – 0), Pádraig Boyle(1 – 1, gl(pen),1f). Subs: Darragh Goulding(0 – 1f) for M Boyle(Blood Sub); Mikey Boyle for D Goulding; Darragh Goulding for P Lucid; Barry O'Grady for C Whyte. Senior Hurling: Credit Union sponsored County Senior Hurling League Div 1 Final, Ballyduff v Causeway, will be played in Causeway on this Saturday November 10th at 3.00pm. Please come along and support. BALLYDUFF MEN'S SHED PROjECT Community Enhancement Programme 2018 Grant On behalf of the committee we would like to acknowledge and thank Kerry County Council for approving €1500 under the Age Friendly Initiative. This additional funding for Men’s Shed fund was given under Community Enhancement Programme and used to purchase much needed equipment for the project. The funding is being administered by the Community Department in Kerry County Council in cooperation with the Local Community Development Committee (LCDC). DANCE CLASSES FOR ADULTS A fun way of learning how to dance, classes include waltzing jiving quicksteps foxtrot etc. Classes every Monday night - Beginners 7pm to 8pm - Advanced 8pm to 9.30pm at Listowel Emmets Clubhouse. For more info contact 087 2817972

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BallYlongford/tarBert c.c.e. Our first session of the year was held on Friday 26th October in Carmody's bar in Tarbert. Thanks to the parents and teachers who took the time to come along and for the children who put on a great performance. We were also delighted to have some members of Ballybunion CCE joining us. A special thanks to Nuala and all at Carmody’s bar for you kind hospitality. Classes will resume, after the midterm break, on November 9th in St Oliver’s NS Ballylongford .

duagh gaa lotto results No jackpot winner of €9,700 jackpot. 5th October Numbers drawn 8, 10, 21, 26 Pat Fitzgerald Abbeyfeale €20 to: Tom O Connor Toureen Tom Doyle Knocknagoshel The Sheehy girls Islandboy Daniel Lyons c/o O Briens 5 X 5 frees to Pat Scanlon Listowel Ally Buckley Foildarrig Éamon Dowling Gortacloghane Tom Doyle Knocknagoshel Liz Gould c/o Goulds. Sellers prize O Briens Bar. Next week's jackpot of €9800 with draw Monday night at 9.30pm in O Briens Bar.          

BIngo Ballylongford bingo on in Parish Hall the 17th of November after 7pm mass. All are welcome. o’rahIllY g.a.a. cluB Ballylongford GAA Weekly Lotto Draw took place at Kennellys Bar 2-11-18. Jackpot €6,250. No Winner. Numbers drawn 1-4-9-17. 3 x €20 Prizes Con McCarthy William St., Listowel, Cecilia Flavin Rusheen, Joe Deegan Carrig. 3 Free Tickets- Joe McCarthy Bunaradee. Bar PrizeDenise Ward Main Street. Thank you for your continued Support. MaIntenance serVIce The North Kerry Older Persons Maintenance Service are 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). 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. ce scheMe joB VacancIes We currently have two vacancies in the Tarbert Ballylongford CE scheme; Environmental Operative for Tarbert village #CES-2090219. Heritage & Coffee shop assistant in Tarbert Bridewell #CES-2090217. No experience is necessary for either position, as full training will be provided. To see if you are eligible and if you would like to discuss this further please contact Jim O'Connor or Jackie Kissane on 068 43824 or email

lYreacroMpane coMMunItY deVelopMent weeklY lotto results 28/10/18 - Jackpot €3,650 Numbers 3 - 8 - 13 - 25 - No winner €35 Sinead Galvin Rathea €20 Nora Curtin Lyre Free Ticket Winners Catriona Roche Marian Collins  Tony Lyons Carrig  Chris O Mahony Maugha Next week's Jackpot €3,800 Lyreacrompane Community Development thank you for your continued support. duagh sports coMplex The Christmas Craft fair is returning to Duagh Sports & Leisure Complex on Sunday, December 2nd!!! For more information or to book a table, please ring Geraldine on 0872684540 dance classes for adults A fun way of learning how to dance, classes include waltzing jiving quicksteps foxtrot etc. Classes every Monday night - Beginners 7pm to 8pm - Advanced 8pm to 9.30pm at Listowel Emmets Clubhouse. For more info contact 087 2817972

reVIew of Mass tIMes In duagh/lYreacroMpane The timing of the two masses in the Parish of Duagh/ Lyreacrompane is up for review having been in existence now with the past two years. The Parish Pastoral Council are holding a Ballot at mass on the 17th Of November in Duagh and on the 18th of November in Lyreacrompane to enable parishioners to democratically vote should they wish to make a change. You may choose from Option A or Opinion B. Option A; Remain as is. Saturday vigil Duagh 7.30pm Sunday mass Lyreacrompane 10am OR Option B; Change Saturday vigil Lyreacrompane 7.30pm Sunday mass Duagh 10.30am. Please pass the word around the Parish over the next three weeks so that as many as possible will have their say. Following the count the majority will decide whether it is Option A or Option B. north kerrY college  These are the details of the Abbeyfeale - North Kerry College bus route: Morning - Pick Up - Abbeyfeale  8:30am {Bus Stop - Abbeyfeale {At Abbeyfeale Church} 8:40am {Bus Stop Duagh Village} {Filling Station} 8:50am {Bus Stop Listowel in front of Carroll's Hardware} 8:55am { Bus Stop - Outside North Kerry College} Evening -Pick Up - Listowel 4:10pm {Outside - North Kerry College} 4:15pm {Bus Stop - Listowel in front of Carroll's Hardware} 4:25pm {Bus Stop - Duagh Village} {Filling Station} 4:35pm { Bus Stop - Abbeyfeale {Opposite Abbeyfeale Church} The 30 seater bus will have Link Service displayed on Windscreen Duagh/Lyre Community Games:  After a very successful 2018 we are now having our Registration night - On Monday 12th Nov Duagh/Lyre Community Games registration night will take place from 7-9pm at Duagh Sports Complex (entry from top car park).  €10 per child, max €20 per family.  On the night a ticket per family is included in the registration cost this is for the National Community Games draw, giving you the chance to win a Kia Stonic as well as 5 luxury hotel breaks.  Extra tickets if desired can be purchased on the night.  Community Games caters for participants U8 - U16 with activities and events for everyone.  Any queries contact Nelius Collins 0872273755

stage theatre Tarbert Theatre Players will present a Bryan MacMahon's epic which tells of the tale of a young tinker couple as they journey with family through Ireland, from the north to the south on their spring carts. It is a story of love and hate, of birth and death. It is a story that will make you laugh and make you want to cry. The play will be staged at Tarbert Community Centre on Friday 9th and Saturday 10th of November next at 8 pm. Tickets are 10 euros each. For further Information call Eithne at 068/36238 to buy your tickets. The show goes to St John's Listowel for performances on November 15th, 16th, 17th and 18th. To Book tickets for the Listowel performances ring Joe on 068-22566 to secure tickets. coffee MornIng Castle View Café at Kerry Writers’ Museum is hosting a cultural coffee morning on Saturday November 10th from 10.30 am to 12 noon as part of Listowel Food Fair. Will include traditional music and song from Listowel Comhaltas Group and drama by the Kerry Writers’ Museum players. Sample award winning Alfredo coffee and some freshly baked scones and scrumptious delights. Tickets €10. Proceeds in aid of Breast Cancer Ireland.

Group shot of North Kerry Hunt Club at Pat Scullys Farm for the first Hunt of the season

hIstorY lecture To commemorate the centenary of Armistice Day, Kerry Writers’ Museum, Listowel will host a lecture by historian Thomas Dillon entitled ‘Armistice 100 – County Kerry and the Great War’ on Sunday November 11th at 7.30 pm. Admission - €5. To book tel. 068 22212 or email InclusIon of IteMs If you wish to submit items for inclusion in the Weekly notes please note that all items must be submitted by 8pm on Sunday evening prior to publication anything later will not guarantee that such items will appear. Items for inclusion can be emailed to either or estuarytrophies or contact Numbers (068) 43938 or 087 9528919


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Presentation to Listowel Hospice of €500 from Berlin GAA after a tournament in Listowel. Pictured are the Hennessey Family whose son founded the GAA in Berlin, also pictured are Christopher Hennessey with committee members Mark Griffin, Norah Browne & Christy Walsh and Listowel Hospice members

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devalera rule 1932-1975 By Michael Connelly The concluding volume of David McCullagh’s new life of Eamon De Valera.

In this, the concluding volume of David McCullagh’s monumental new biography of the revolutionary and statesman, we join de Valera in 1932 as he takes the reins of power in the first Fianna Fáil government and follow him as he confronts one challenge after another – the Economic War, the drafting of Bunreacht na hÉireann, the Emergency, the North, the declaration of the Republic, economic stagnation in the 1950s – and sets about gradually remaking a sovereign Ireland in his own image. Beautifully written and deeply researched, McCullagh’s De Valera is a provocative and nuanced portrait of Ireland’s most enigmatic leader, as well as a balanced assessment of his role in shaping our national selfimage.

ThE BLACk AND TAN BOOkIE "I want no mercy - I'll have no mercy…. I'll die as many thousands have died, for the sake of their beloved land and in defence of it. I will die proudly and triumphantly, in defence of republican principals and the liberty of an oppressed and enslaved people." – William Allen In 2006 the American ice-cream manufacturers Ben and Jerry’s created a new flavour that used stout in its ingredients. The stout gave the ice-cream an unusual colouring and the company called their new flavour ‘Ben & Jerry’s Black and Tan”. This flavour never made it to Ireland. To give Ben and Jerry their due credit, they’re brilliant at making ice-cream but their Irish history could do with a bit of work. If you’re reading this column, It’s safe to assume you don’t need reminding of the atrocities carried out in Ireland, by the Black and Tans but let me give you a brief reminder. In 1920 during the War of Independence, the IRA shot a Tan wearing full uniform, killing him instantly. As a reprisal the Black and Tan force burned 300 buildings in Cork to the ground. They took little pieces of the city and pinned them to their caps to warn the IRA but also to goad the citizens of Cork. The Catholic cardinal of the day called them ‘a horde of savages, some of them simply brigands, burglars and thieves’. Similar denunciations came from within the armed forces. Their own commander, General Frank Crozier resigned in 1921 because they had been ‘used to murder, rob, loot, and burn up the innocent because they could not catch the few guilty on the run’. Ben & Jerry’s created the Black & Tan ice-cream. Winston Churchill created the Black and Tans. One such Black and Tan was William Hill. You might recognise the name. There are 2,372 William Hill betting shops in the world. The first was created by William Hill who was a Black & Tan based in Mallow, Co. Cork. William was born in Birmingham in 1903. He left school at 12 years old and became an apprentice working for the motorcycle firm BSA. He began taking illegal bets shortly after he left school, collecting the betting slips on his motorbike in inner city Birmingham, making him an illegal bookie. Which would essentially have made him a ‘Peaky Blinder’ as illegal bookies were known as such in Birmingham at this time. A Peaky Blinder was not a gang but it was a term used to describe someone who we might describe as a ‘gurrier’ today. The derivation of their name came from the rumour that they hid razor blades in the peak of their caps. Some of you might be familiar with the Netflix show of the same name today. Hill joined the Black and Tans at age sixteen. He was too young by law to join at this age, so he lied. The force was having an incredibly large recruitment campaign at this time, around 1919. The RIC needed them as a supplementary force in Ireland to fight in the War of Independence. The IRA were doing everything in their power to wipe the British out of Ireland and Ireland had become increasingly volatile so the British needed more numbers on the ground to deter the IRA. William joined, was given a uniform and posted to Mallow. He became a regular in the local bar known as Moss Foley’s and started taking bets here in his free time. He spent 2 years in Cork. The war was over in 1921 and William used his severance pay from the RIC to set up his first bookies. His first attempt failed. William Hill bookmaker was a quick stint of his at Birmingham Tracks, this was short lived due to the fact that Hill lost all of his capital during this venture. In 1926 organised greyhound racing became legal, which was good news for Hill and 1929 saw Hill take on a fresh challenge, he packed his bags and moved to London. The company we know today dates back to 1934 with its first off-track William Hill betting store located in London. At a time when bookmaking was still technically illegal, the company was established as a postal and telephone betting service. This meant Hill, quite cleverly outsmarted the legal system and bypassed the laws by taking a credit only approach. Punters would use cheques to place bets weeks in advance. Hill also has the unique distinction as being the first bookmaker to offer fixed odds on football betting and established a completely separate football company, William Hill (Football) Ltd which proved to be particularly successful. Hill also expanded and offered his services in Scotland via his subsidiary offices. This is where we see some confusion - Ladbrokes was the first UK licensed bookmaker to offer fixed odds but William Hill was offering fixed odds with a credit only approach long before Ladbrokes came into the picture. Hill in fact sued Ladbrokes for damages and costs and won. During the 50’s William Hill had become a household name, claiming over 400,000 customers. The company had become publicly listed on the London Stock Exchange and shares were being sold in excess of £5 million. During this time there were no legal obligations enforced upon any bookies to pay punters their winnings. Hill gained a reputation for honesty. He became known as being the bookie that ‘paid out’ his reputation spread and his business flourished from here. Following on from great success in the UK, Hill opened betting offices in Ireland. In Ireland and particularly in Cork there are stories that still go round to this day that in Mallow and Killavullen direction, some punters will only bet in a William Hill store. If they have a tip for a horse that is a sure thing to cross the post first, even if the odds are worse there, because if they win, the money is taken from a Black and Tan, making the win that little bit sweeter. William Hill retired in 1970. He died one year later in 1971. Having started one betting shop with his severance pay from the RIC and building his empire to almost 2,500 shops today. William Hill’s own legacy was summed up at a Methodist church memorial service by Phil Bull – an odd combination of an atheist remembering an agnostic – who said: “He began at the bottom, rapidly rose to the top and lifted the whole profession with him as he went…. He took bookmaking from the check suit and gold watch-chain image and gave it a new respectability and integrity…. He became the greatest bookmaker of all time, both on the racecourse and off, with a centralised SP organisation on a national scale such as had not been seen before. It will not happen again. William’s death is the end of an era. There will be none like him again.” The business was listed on the London Stock exchange recently with a value of £4.07 Billion. It all began in Moss Foley’s pub in Mallow, County Cork.

Siobhan Donegan from Lisselton who graduated from University College Cork with a BSC Honours in General Nursing


This historic account was submitted to The Advertiser by Shane Daly (pictured) who is a History Graduate from University College Cork, with a BAM in History and an MA in Irish History. We may be printing some more historic articles from Shane in the future…

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Girls from The Presentation Convent Listowel at the Listowel Debs in The Radisson Hotel, Limerick. L-R: Michelle Walsh, Aisling Morkan, Caroline Fitzelle, Claire O’Donnell, Deirdre Hunt, Carragh Kelly and Ava Holly

Enjoying a trip to Castleisland for the Horse Fair last Thursday were Thomas Harrington, Causeway, Michael Carmody, Tarbert, and Tom Lawlor, Ballyheigue. Photo Moss Joe Browne

Pictures from the recent Halloween Camp at Listowel Family Resource Centre

Listowel Celtic under 7's who travelled to Killarney last weekend to play Killarney Athletic. Photos by Liam Kelly Kerry Hurler Sean Weir and Kerry Footballer David Clifford pictured at the PWC AllStars event in Dublin’s Convention Centre on Friday evening 2nd November. Sean was named on the ‘Champion 15’ team of the Joe McDonagh Championship 2018, while David was named Young Footballer of the Year on the night and he also was selected on the All Star Football team of 2018 KDYS Listowel who won 1st place in the Lantern Parade for Feile an tSolais 2018 last weekend in Listowel


A scary Jerry Savage at Tarbert Halloween Parade

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Scoil Realta na Maidine who won The Allianz Cummann na mBunscoil Division 4 title recently in Austin Stacks Park, Tralee

Teampaillin Bån Brownies Listowel celebrating their Halloween party in aid of Trick or Treat for Temple Street Children’s Hospital

Jayda Kelly, 3 year old Shauna Russell and Uncle Tommy showing the ropes to his niece Emily with the North Kerry Hunt Club at Pat Scullys Farm

Listowel Celtic under 9's who hosted LB Rovers and Mountcollins in Pat Kennedy Park last weekend


Dan Halpin from Ballygologue with Formula 1 legend David Coultard at a Red Bull event last weekend in Belfast

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Martin Scanlon RIP It is with profound sadness that we learned of the death of our Club President, Groundsman & Caretaker Martin Scanlon on Wednesday 31st October. Martin was Emmets Groundsman and Caretaker for twenty five years. He took on the role after being proposed by the late Tim “The Horse” Kennelly and passed at one of the many late night meetings held in Kennelly’s Bar before being ratified at the actual club meeting. Martin took over the position from Anthony Greaney, and Moss Sullivan held the position before that, so he was in good company and took to the role with the best of his ability. Before Martin took on the role the club relied on Eric Browne’s sheep to keep the grass cut so the move was on to get things done and Martin was our man. When Martin took a break earlier this year we only began to notice the amount of work he used to do, it now takes four of us to do what he did at his ease! Martin took immense pride in the pitch and facilities at Frank Sheehy Park, he was king of all he surveyed and was a tremendous help to The Allman’s, Sean, Tadhg, Stephen, Con & the development committee during the various stages of our redevelopment and minded  the place as if it was his own child. If anyone had something to say about the place or a bad word you would know about it later! It was always Martin’s way or no way because he knew everything about Frank Sheehy Park and what needed to be done. He kept the club looking its best at all times and for that we are eternally grateful. To Martin’s family his wife Kathleen and son Andy, his grandchildren and great grandchildren we extend our deepest and heartfelt sympathies. Martin will forever remain in our thoughts and prayers, Solas na bhFlaitheas ar a anam uasal.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. Kieran Corridan Intermediate Cup - Quarter Final  Emmets B 2-06 V Castleisland Desmonds B 2-18 Fixtures: Novice Cup - Semi Final  Emmets C V Ballydonoghue C - Fixture details TBC


Draw 5/11/18 - Numbers Drawn 13-17-25-30 Jackpot €4,100 not won - Lucky Dip Winners €40 - Mike Holly, O'Connells Avenue €40 - Evan White, Willowbrook €20 - Duffer €20 - Eddie Sugrue, O'Connells Avenue €20 - Kyle & Alfie Hickey €20 - Neil Brosnans c/o Kevins €20 - Michelle Murphy, Abbeyfeale €20 - Shebeen Bar (Promoter) Match 3: Mike McEnery c/o KCC Mary Horgan, Beenmeelane Next Draw 12/11/18 at Shebeen - Jackpot €4,200 Academy action from last weekend Our under 7 and 8's boys travelled to Killarney to play Killarney Athletic A.F.C. in a number of friendly matches. We had three teams in action and each team played three games. All the boys done themselves, their families and the club proud. We would like to thank the parents who turned out in force to support us. A massive thanks to JP and all the lads at Killarney Athletic A.F.C. for a great day and for the hospitality shown to us. The pizza's went down a treat. We look forward to welcoming you to Pat Kennedy Park in the future. Thanks to Academy Administrator Mark Loughnane for once again organising a great day and thanks to all the coaches who continue to do fantastic work with the Academy. The under 9's and 10's boys welcomed  LB Rovers Soccer Academy and Mountcollins Afc to Pat Kennedy Park where a great day was had by all. The girls had a good training session and will have a number of games over the next few weeks.

U13s Premier Listowel Celtic A 4 Iveragh A 1 Scorers Evan Boyle 2, Oisin Healy 2 Listowel Celtic played the game as it should be played, with slick passing, great movement with the end result to match it. Celtic goalkeeper Mikey Fealey kept his usual high standards as he dealt with near impossible shot with great ease. At the back, Ruairi Linnane, Darragh O'Keeffe, and Ben Carey, Alfie Dineen dealing comfortable with any danger that came there way. The midfield of Aron Carey making some great runs up the left wing Oisin Healy and Ryan O'Rourke well on top in the middle of the park and Ben Corridan doing some great covering on the right Up front Aron Kennelly caused massive Proplems with his runs and Evan Boyle with his link up play with the midfielders and movement and skill on the ball. Our subs Ciaran Clark came in at centre midfield and looked very comfortable on the ball. Joshua Magdziak came on right wing great workrate and tackling Tommy Carty came on left back looked very comfortable in this position and Luke O'Regan big threat up front when he came on all subs will be fighting for there start in the next game. Well done to all involved Under 14 Girls: Camp 2 4 Listowel Celtic On what was a windy day in scenic Camp, our girls found themselves 2 down at half time. After the half time team talk the girls began to take control, playing sublime soccer and digging deep to find the net on no less than four occasions to emerge victorious on a 4-2 scoreline. An unbelievable second half in through Celtic style with goals coming from Kelly Enright (2), Lily Toomey and Ciara Henderson Well done girls on a great away win ! Under 15 division 2: Inter Kenmare 2 Listowel Celtic B 4 The boys made the long drive to kenmare a victorious one with a well deserved 2 goal victory. The game was played in torrential rain and the game started with both teams having chances to take the lead. With the game been played with great spirit it was Celtic who settled into the game with midfield duo of Adam Segal and Sam Cooke keeping Celtic passing game tick. After relentless attacks Celtic took the lead into half time two goals to the good. The second half begun in similar fashion with Tony Boland scoring a wonderful hat-trick to cap off a man of the match performance Well done to all involved. Upcoming fixtures for weekending 11/11/18 Saturday 10th U12 Premier: Killorglin v Listowel Celtic 1PM U12 Division 1: Listowel Celtic v Tralee Dynamos 11am U16 Division 1: Iveragh V Listowel Celtic 12pm Sunday 11th: Fenit Samphire V Listowel Celtic 11:30 All support at games are vital and your continued support is greatly appreciated. Together we are strong, Together we are Celtic.


Well done to Listowel native and Lios Tuathail AC athlete John Heaphy on a fantastic run in the Dublin City marathon recently. John has taken the running bug with great stride with improvements year on year. John was one of the best Kerry runners and game home in 2hrs 52mins. Well done John. Lios Tuathail AC Aoife Mahony, now running for St Leo University in Florida has settle in well to the American college system with a good run last weekend. Saint Leo women's cross country took home third place at the 2018 Sunshine State Conference Championship race and qualifies for the NCAA South Region Championship on Nov. 17. We wish Aoife continued success and we be keeping an eye on the championship race 2 week time. Club Gear: The club would like to request if anyone has spikes, club singlets not currently being used then we can distribute these to the younger athletes within the club and make some good use in the cross country and track seasons. Please inform any club official.   Training has kicked off for all age groups. Little athletics U9-U12 Saturday at 10am in the Community Centre. Tuesday: Sprint group at 7pm. Middle distance at 6.30pm Thursday: S&C in Listowel Community Centre at 7pm Saturday: Sprints and middle distance at 10am and 11am Sunday: County Squads at 11am. Club coaches will have more details on this. 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. Fixtures: Sun 11th Nov.: Munster Juvenile Uneven Age & Senior XC, Waterford  Sun 18th Nov.: Munster Masters & Juv. Inter-Club XC, Clarecastle, Co.Clare Sun 2nd Dec: Munster Juvenile "B", Intermediate & U/20 XC, Slieveroe

3rd Louise Griffin(17) 28 pts Tuesday 13th November Ladies Tuesday Competition – Old Course Senior Men’s Competition 1st November – Old Course 1st Martin Lucey (19) 30pts. B3-7 2nd Tim Nolan (21)  30pts. Noel Kneafsey (18) 30-1 29pts. B5-11 3rd 4th P.J. Houlihan (15) 28+1      29pts.  B5-8  5th Sean Stack (23) 27+2 29pts. 6th Dan F O’Brien (12) 29-1 28pts. B5-11   7th Vincent O’Kelly (16) 29-1 28pts.  B1-3 Frank Whelan (21) 30-2      28pts. 8th Frank Dore 25pts Gross. V. John Quirke (12) 28-1       27pts.  S.V.  John Fox (16) 26+2        28pts. B3-3 Thursday 7th November 2018 Senior Men’s Competition – Old Course


Beale GAA Club host our Annual General Meeting on Saturday, December 1st, at 8.30pm in Ballybunion Community Centre. Nominations for club officers and motions for the AGM to be submitted to the Secretary by November 10th. The end scoreline did not reflect the game when Beale juniors lost out to Ballylongford by nine points in the North Kerry Championship semi-final on Saturday afternoon. Played in beautiful autumnal conditions, we found it hard to get off the starting blocks and were 2-4 adrift before we got on the scoreboard. We then hit a purple patch and went in at the short whistle, 1-2 to 2-5. We drove on on the changeover, raising the green flag from the throw-in and then brought our opponents back to within two points. However, the wheels came off our wagon in the last ten minutes with our defence under pressure. Delay in releasing the ball cost us as Ballylongford capitalised on opportunities. The game ended, 2-7 to 4-10.  Beale lined out as: Peter McMahon, John Blake, Tom Pierce, John M Horgan, David Hennessy, Stephen Galvin, Pa Greaney, John Griffin, Seán Maloney, Alan Breen, Pádraig Holly, Callum McSweeney (0-1), Daniel Hayes, Ian Blake (0-4(4f)) and Cillian Courtney (2-1). Substitutes: Colm Carolan for Tom Pierce, Seán Farrell (0-1) for Pa Greaney, K Downey for Ian Blake, P Rowan for Alan Breen and Diarmuid O’Mahoney for John Blake.  Beale and Moyvane/Tarbert contest North Kerry Championship Under-21 quarter final replay on Saturday, November 17th, in Ballylongford, at 2.30pm. Last weekend the teams could not be separated at the final whistle and ended level again after extra time.  Beale minors are through to the final of the North Kerry Championship, Division 1. We await details of our meeting with Emmets.  Huge thanks to everyone involved in the Beale GAA Halloween Tunnel of Terror. Another spectacular evening! A festival atmosphere abounded as our zombies took over the streets and live music added to the spirit of the evening. Hundreds queued for the Tunnel of Terror which proved to be even spookier than ever. To our zombies, actors and all who worked tirelessly behind the scenes to make this a another massive success, míle buíochas! It's that time of year again when we are planning our annual Xmas event which takes place on Saturday, December 22nd.  Beale GAA Club extend sympathies to the O’Connell family on their recent bereavement. Mike’s sister, Maureen, passed to her eternal reward after a long illness, bravely borne. Ar dheis Dé grub a h-anam uasal. Mike is former club vice-chairman and is a very active and influential member of our executive committee. His son, Jake, is player representative on the executive committee and an ace forward on our senior team, while Andy, Elaine and Brenda, have all donned the club colours. 


This weeks draw has been won! The numbers drawn were 4, 13, 22, 26. The lucky winner of our €10,500 jackpot was Eileen Hanrahan, Kilbaha Moyvane. From all at the club we would like to wish her the best of luck with her new fortune.  Next weeks draw to be held on Friday 8th November with jackpot starting out at €2000. 



Racing this Tue as normal starts at 6.58 with a 10 race program. Racing on Fri night starts at 7.42 featuring the first round heats of the Red Mills unraced bitch stake plus the semi finals of the Listowel Coursing club AO 525 yds Buster stake. We have no racing next Sat night Nov 10th. Our normal SIS program takes place on Sunday evening with an 8 race program starting at 6.35.

Ladies Tuesday Competition 30th October – Cashen Course 1st Angela Ryan(28) 29 pts 2nd Maureen Culhane(24 28 pts(bk 9 -11pts)

We are currently taking entries for the Kingdom Stadium hurdle for novices or non winners over 525 yds starting on Fri Dec 7th.

Mens Competitions - Fixtures: Sunday 11th November 2018 Mens Singles –Old Course

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Con & June Whelan, Moybella. Catriona Dee. Chris Power, Dormerin. Rosie & Josie. Free Ticket winners: Matina Kennelly, Glouria. ElaineRiordan. Bernie Loughnane, Coolard. Next week’s draw, for a jackpot of €3,600 will take place in The Thatch 10:30 on Friday night. North Kerry Championship Qtr Final: Ballydonoghue v Brosna. Sunday 11th Nov. @2:30pm. E.T. Venue Duagh. Ballydonoghue  GAA is in the process of developing a three year strategic Club plan, which will map out the future direction of our Club. This is a key development for us as we aim to build on our past and plan for our future. As part of this process, we are holding a consultation Club planning workshop on Monday 12 November 2018 in the Thatch Bar, Lisselton at 8 p.m.  for all our members, officers, players, parents of younger players   and all in our community.  The purpose of this workshop is to give everyone in our community the opportunity to have their say in the future of our Club.  This will be a workshop based event and will take no longer than two hours.  Those present will discuss various topics  including coaching and games development, communication, facilities development, finance, fundraising, club structure and administration etc.  Everyone present will have an opportunity to contribute and it will be facilitated by representatives of Kerry County Board. Your attendance at this important event for  BallydonoghueGAA is greatly appreciated and we would ask you to encourage others to attend. We would also encourage you to support our Club by doing the weekly Lotto either online, from any of the Club officers  or at the local shops or bars


Lotto Result 4th November 2018 for a jackpot of €5,400 Numbers drawn: 1, 8, 28,31. No jackpot winner - Lucky dip winners €30 John Lenihan €30 Carmel Barry €20 Sean Weir €20 Pat Hayes Bottle of whiskey Diarmuid Brennan Next week jackpot €5,500 Your support is greatly appreciated. Result - Kieran Corridan Memorial Intermediate Cup Sponsored by South of Ireland Waste Disposal Semi Final St Senans B 2-09 Tarbert B 0-07 Bernard O'Callaghan Senior Football Championship, sponsored by McMunn's Bar and Restaurant Ballybunion, Quarter Finals St Senans V Castleisland Desmonds in Finuge Sunday 11th November 12 noon. Duagh v Finuge -  Saturday 10th November @ 2.30pm in  Beale Brosna v Ballydonoghue - Sunday 11th November @ 2.30pm in Duagh Card game continues every Monday at 9pm in the clubhouse Mountcoal CONGRATULATIONS Congratulations and Well done to Sean Weir who made the Joe McDonagh Champion 15 selection. Sean was presented with his award at the All-Stars event in Dublin’s Convention Centre on Friday evening last.


North Kerry Junior Championship - Semi Final Ballylongford B 4 -10 -v- Beale B 2 -7 Ballylongford progressed to the final of the junior championship after a tough encounter with Beale played at Shannon Park Tarbert on a blustery Saturday afternoon. Ballylongford were very much on top in the early stages and goals from Stephen Foley and Brian Murphy put the 2-3 to nil ahead after twenty minutes. Beale began to get more ball into their forwards and a deflected shot from David Hennessy ended up in the back of the net which left them six points adrift at the break. Half Time score Ballylongford 2-5 Beale 1-2 Ballylongford had the aid of the wind in the second half but it was Beale who opened the scoring with a goal from a rebound in the first minute. Bally were struggling to get their hands on the ball but points from Seanie Kennelly and Liam McCarthy kept the scoreboard ticking over as Beale closed the gap to two points by the 20th minute. A good run by wing back Sean Hanrahan who linked up with Kenneth Foley who struck for a goal extending their lead once again the same player had the ball in the net just before the final whistle to put them on the road to the final. Referee Colman Flaherty. Team: Shane Sullivan. Kenneth Tydings. Eamon McElligott. Joseph O'Brien. Sean Hanrahan. Stephen Foley 1-0. Gavin Stack. James Cahilane. John Neville. Michael Holly 0-1. Seanie Kennelly 0-3. Michael Lynch. Bryan Murphy 1-0. Kenneth Foley 2-2. Liam McCarthy 0-3. Subs Conor Carmody for Gavin Stack. Stephen Kennelly 0-1. Pa Carmody for Michael Lynch. Ballylongford Gaa weekly Lotto Draw Draw took place at Kennellys Bar 2nd November Jackpot €6250 - Numbers drawn 1-4-9-17 - No Winner 3 x €20 Prizes Con McCarthy William St Listowel  Cecilia Flavin Rusheen Joe Deegan Carrig 3 Free Tickets- Joe McCarthy Bunnaradee Bar Prize- Denise Ward Main Street. Brendan Boyle Memorial Junior Cup  Sponsored by Moloney, McCarthy & Associates Accountants & Tax Advisors  Final - Replay in Final Neutral venues Saturday 1st December Time and Venue to T.B.C. Ballyduff B v Ballylongford B  Jotty Holly Memorial Minor Championship  Sponsored by O’Connor’s Hardware & Farm Supplies Duagh Division 2  - Neutral Venues - Extra time up to and including Semi Finals, Replay in the Final Semi Finals - Saturday 17th November @ 2.30pm E.T Venues: T.B.C Ballydonoghue  v Ballyduff Asdee/Ballylongford v Knocknagoshel/Brosna/Duagh  


Lotto; The next draw will be for a jackpot of €7800 and will be held in Moynihan's Bar Headleysbridge on Saturday 10th of November. Tickets are available from Kieran's XL, Leahy's Post Office, the local bars and usual sellers. The draw was postponed by a week to allow for the continued sales of our yearly lotto tickets. Yearly Lotto; Massive thanks to all who helped out with the selling of our yearly lotto tickets. Thanks to all who have joined our lotto for the year. If you haven't got your ticket yet they are available in Kieran's XL before our draw on Saturday night. 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. 3 Counties 4K Fundraiser Series; The series of runs comes to Brosna this weekend with the run starting and finishing at the GAA field in Brosna on Sunday at 1p.m. Knocknagoshel will follow two weeks after on Sunday 25th November at 1p.m. so dust off the running shoes and start getting the practice in. Knocknagoshel GAA Clothes Collection 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.


LOTTO: There was no winner of this weeks Jackpot of €10,000. Numbers drawn were 5, 13, 19 and 25.  Lucky Dips of €40.00 each: 1.      Bridie Griffin, Coolkeragh 2.      Eamon McElligott, Ballylongford 3.      Frances Leahy, Church Road 4.      Brian Carmody, Tarbert 5.      Aleisha & Robyn Corcoran c/o Teddy Keane Next weeks Jackpot is €10,100 and the draw will be held in Hanrahan’s Bar on Sunday, November 11th at 10.00pm. INTERMEDIATE NORTH KERRY CUP: Moyvane lost out to St. Senans in the Intermediate North Kerry Cup Semi Final on a final score of Moyvane 0-7, St. Senans 2-9.  NEWTOWNSOUNDS LIPSKIT: Plans are now well underway for the Clubs upcoming LipSkit Fundraiser.  All of the groups are practicing hard and a fantastic night’s entertainment is guaranteed.  Although we are almost a month away from the event tickets are already limited so please contact Katie on 0870568209 to avoid disappointment. 


Sundays competition was the fourth round of the Christmas Hampers competitions. The Top 10 after Sunday are 1    Roche, Patrick     74 2     O'Regan, Denis     70     3     Glavin, Donal     69     4     O'Halloran, Enda     67     5     Stack, Eamon     65     6     Healy, Paddy     57     7     O'Connor, Paul     54     8     O'Connor, Dan     53     9     Gilbride, Noel     49     10    Hayes, Tommy     48 Next Sundays competition is the fifth and final round of the Christmas Hampers. The format of the competition will be run the same as the Golfer of The Year. Each player will also receive 5 appearance points for each day they play.

Listowel Celtic under 8's who travelled to Killarney last weekend to play Killarney Athletic. Photos by Liam Kelly


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p.r.o. Mairead o’Sullivan Mobile: 086 3689061 | Email: Bernard o callaghan MeMorIal senIor chaMpIonshIp sponsored by McMunns Bar and restaurant Ballybunion Quarter final: tarbert 0.17 v Ballyduff 2.12 Report by Mairead O Sullivan. This was the first Quarter Final of the 2018 Championship and what a game these two teams provided. There was no player left wanting and pride in the club shone through on the day. With a very even affair and both teams taking control for their purple patch it came down to the final whistle to separate these two team. While the sun shone in Con Brosnan Park, it was game on from the throw in. Within the first minute there was a blood sub brought on for Ballyduff Mickey Boyle with an apparent boot to the face and a resulting bleeding nose, it was young Darragh Gouldings time to enter the arena.  It took until the 3rd minute of the game for the scoreboard to start ticking over with an awarded free converted by Tarbert Killian Langan.  As the played swayed from end to end the backs on both teams were not giving an inch and both sets of forwards had to be in sharp form.  It took until blood sub Darragh Goulding to convert an awarded free in the sixth minute for the sides to draw level at a point a piece. Tarberts Killian Lanagan again responded splitting the posts in quick reply. Ballyduff number 1 on the day Padraig Harrington kicked the ball out to his midfield who quickly laid it off to no other than Padraig Boyle looking up and kicking a long high ball into Sean Costello who duly punched the ball to the back of the Tarbert net to a roar from the stand first goal of the game to Ballyduff. Two minutes later Tarbert responded with a point from midfielder Mark Buckley to leave the narrowest of margins between the teams.  With the reintroduction of Mikey Boyle his first job on the pitch was to convert an awarded free in the 11th minute. But this was were Ballyduff took control of the game for their purple patch with two points between themselves and Tarbert. In the 14th minute an awarded penalty was duly convert by Padraig Boyle for the second and final goal of the game to bring five points between the sides.  With Ballyduff well on top at this stage at midfield possession resulted in two more points on the scoreboard a point a piece for Philip Lucid and Mikey Boyle with seven points between the teams and with the clock was ticking down,  Tarbert regrouped and grab this game by the collar, it was Killian Langan who lead the forwards adding two points from play in the 19th and 20th minutes, corner forward Andrew Doherty added  a point in the 24th minute and again Langan converted a 45 the game was now closed to 3 points, but it was all Tarbert now and the final score of the half game from Gerald O'Sullivan to cut the margin to 2 points in the 27th minute. But Ballyduff could now feel the urgency before the half time whistle to put a bit of distance between themselves and Tarbert, Mikey Boyle converted a free in the 29th minute and midfielder Jack O'Sullivan added a point before the whistle half time score Ballyduff 2.06 - Tarbert 0.09 Second half and Tarbert came out more determined than ever out scoring Ballyduff 8 points to 6 in the half. From the first throw in of the ball Andrew Doherty brought his A game to the pitch with Tarbart  coming in waves of  attack at the Ballyduff backs. With a half time change for  Tarbert bringing in Donal Leahy to the full forward line to replace Finbar Carrig, Tarbert changed their play from diagonal ball to long high ball into the full forward line which didn't seem to work with Ballyduff moving Sean Costello onto Leahy these two have become well known to each other.  It took until the 3rd minute of the second half for Killian Langan to convert a free bring to two points between the teams, but in quick reply Ballyduff midfielder Jack O'Sullivan added a point. Again the Shannon Siders were having none of it and Mark Buckley and Andrew Doherty both splitting the posts to the roar of the crowd who could feel that maybe Tarbert could lead for the first time in the game, it was now a one point game to Ballyduff.  But you don't hear that the Ballyduff boys are tough for nothing and the ever hardworking Johnny Regan split the posts in the 10th minute to take the pressure of his team for now. The play went up and down the pitch for the next 7 minutes with no quarter given and the tension in Con Brossan Park was raising to fever pitch level. And no better man to break the deadlock than Padraig Boyle of Ballyduff to a roar from the stands that was heard for miles around North Kerry, this was real Championship Fever, with Ballyduff three points adrift, it was Tarberts turn to have one of their warriors step up and again it was well known that the Wren name is steeped in Tarbert tradition so it was fitting that Danny Wren kicked over a point from his wingback position,  now the response from the stand would put hairs standing on the back of your neck.  Game on Ballyduff two points up. But Ballyduff Boyle brothers not for the first time dug deeper than deep and were quick in response, with Mikey Boyle pointing in the 20th minute. With three points between the teams Tarberts Mark Buckley and Killian Langan added to more to Tarberts tally with 9 minutes of normal time and Ballyduff a point up it was anyone's game.  But what Tarberts midfielder could do at one end Ballyduffs Paud Costello could do at the other again keeping Ballyduff two points up. But Andrew Doherty Tarbert fired the ball over the bar in the 28th minute of normal time. But again that wonder at corner forward Mikey Boyle tormented county man Shane Enright to pop the ball over the bar. With full time up and four minutes off added time the crowd held their breath it was still up for grabs when two minutes into injury time Andrew Doherty fired the ball over to the applause of the Tarbert supporters. Two minutes left and a point up for Ballyduff possession was vital and that is just what Ballyduff held and played down the clock waiting patiently for their opening for attack, but right on the 4 minute mark of extra time Brendan Griffin blew the whistle Ballyduff are through to the Semi Finals of 2018 Full time score Ballyduff 2.12 v Tarbert 0.17

Restaurant Manager Ina O'Leary, Stadium Manager Declan Dowling and Chef Vincent Salmon getting in the festive spirit at the Kingdom Greyhound Stadium in preparation for a busy Christmas Party Season Christmas Party Nights at the Dogs are always a hugely popular night out and according to stadium manager Declan Dowling this year is shaping up to be one of the busiest yet -“Lots of the bigger companies tend to book early for their Christmas party so we’ve got quite a few of those booked in already plus lots of smaller bookings coming in from now on”. The stadium promises a unique experience for your Christmas party where you can enjoy a fun filled night with an unrivalled atmosphere to get you into the festive spirit. From dining in the restaurant or private suites to casual finger food packages, there’s something to suit every budget and group size plus with music after racing each night to dance the night away its great value for the night’s entertainment. Restaurant Manager Ina O’Leary attributes the popularity of the night to the variety involved “No matter who your group are, there’s something for everyone to enjoy with a night at the dogs from the great food, the fast pace of the live racing, having a few winners on the tote and a turn on the dance floor to finish off.”

All eyes on the sliothar during the Munster Senior Hurling Intermediate clash between the home side Lixnaw and Charleville last Saturday. Photo Moss Joe Browne

Teams: Ballyduff: Padraig Harrington Ben Tobin Paul O' Carroll  Anthony O’ Carroll Capt  Sean Costelloe(1.0) Cathal Kearney Daniel O'Carroll, Paud Costelloe(0.02), Jack O' Sullivan(0.01)  Chris Whyte, Padraig Boyle(1.1), Johnny Regan(0.01), Philip Lucid, Mikey Boyle(0.05, 0.02f), Patrick Moran sub Darragh Goulding (0.01f) for Mikey Boyle (Blood Sub) Tarbert: Jamie Diggins, Sean Carrig, Shane O'Connor, Daniel O'Connor, Shane Enright, Danny Wren(0.01) Micheal Normile (captain), Mark Buckley(0.03), Shea McDonnell, Kevin Enright, Ambrose Lanigan(0.01), Killian Langan(0.07, 0.02f 0.01 45), Andrew Doherty(0.04), Gerald O'Sullivan(0.01), Finbar Carrig Quarter finals  Duagh v Finuge -  Saturday 10th November @ 2.30pm E.T Venue: Beale Castleisland Desmonds v St Senans - Sunday 11th November @ 12 Noon E.T. Venue: Finuge Brosna v Ballydonoghue - Sunday 11th November @ 2.30pm  E.T. Venue: Duagh BoB stack MeMorIal u21 chaMpIonshIp  sponsored by dennehy Veterinary clinic duagh Quarter final: Saturday 17th November @ 2.30pm E.T. Venue: Ballylongford  Beale v Moyvane/Tarbert

Locals attending the Munster Intermedite senior hurling championship match at Lixnaw on last Saturday were Jimmy Galvin, Jerome Foley with Aiden Mahoney and his dad Timmy. Photo Moss Joe Browne

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

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

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

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

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Volume 11 Issue 40  
Volume 11 Issue 40