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Friday 6th December 2019 Vol. 12 Issue 42


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The sod has been turned on two new greenway amenities in Kerry marking the commencement of construction on the multi-million-euro projects. Minister of State at the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport, Brendan Griffin TD, turned the sod on the 10.5km greenway between Listowel and the Limerick county bounds and the new ten-kilometre Tralee to Fenit Greenway. Funding of €3m for the Tralee-Fenit Greenway and €3.5m for the north Kerry route was announced by the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport in June 2019 and construction is now commencing on both projects. Construction is expected to take between 18 months and two years. Minister Griffin declared it a hugely important day for Kerry and said that the new greenways will greatly enhance the visitor experience and leisure offering in the county. ‘I am delighted to have turned the sod to mark the commencement of construction on these vital projects which have been supported by my Department and which have enormous potential for the county. These greenways will offer locals and visitors alike the opportunity to enjoy walking and cycling in a safe off-road environment in beautiful and picturesque surroundings,’ he said. The Cathaoirleach of Kerry County Council, Cllr Niall Kelleher, welcomed the funding provided by the department which he said is supplemented by €1.2m in funding which was agreed by councillors as part of the recent increase in the base rate of the Local Property Tax. ‘Councillors in the respective Municipal Districts approved planning permission for these greenways in September 2018 and we were delighted to have received €6.5m in funding from the Department to allow these strategic projects to proceed. The greenways have the potential to attract tens of thousands of visitors in the coming years and will also provide the people of Kerry with a top-class and high-standard amenity. I would like to acknowledge the support and cooperation of residents and landowners along both routes and I can assure those living along the routes that there will be continued engagement as the projects progress. I also want to acknowledge the work of the staff of Kerry County Council who have worked tirelessly to bring these projects to this stage,’ said Cllr Kelleher. The 10.5km route from Listowel will run from Ballygologue (at the Tim Kennelly roundabout) to the boundary with County Limerick and will take in ten townlands. The greenway will link with the award-winning Childers Park and Woodlands in Listowel town and this linkage has been facilitated by grants recently awarded by Transport Infrastructure Ireland and the Department of Rural and Community Development. The works will be carried out in one phase and will consist of the clearance of the old railway line, the laying of a three-metre wide tarmacadam surface, provision of traffic calming measures, and the reinstatement of drainage and agricultural underpasses where necessary.


A frosty start didn’t deter the business people of North Kerry from getting out to attend the final Listowel Business & Community Alliance Breakfast Briefing of 2019. A collaboration with HQ Kerry this briefing had a different vibe, the location was at HQ Kerry to showcase the location of the Listowel Business & Community Alliance office which is situated within the building on the first floor. Equally HQ Kerry were keen to mark the first anniversary of opening in Listowel. Rather than the usual one speaker format the event had a fantastic line-up of some of the County’s most inspiring women including: CEO of Kerry County Council Moira Murrell, CEO of Techfindr (an international Tech Recruitment company with offices worldwide that has its base in Listowel) – Dina Vyapuri, Chairperson of the Kerry Business Womens Network – Elin Sorensen and Connect Kerry Founder Margaret Kissane. Each gave their own impressive presentation on their businesses and their story’s while Moira Murrell recognized the importance of hubs such as HQ Kerry providing a base for sustainable employment going into the future making Kerry a strong location to do business. Both Dina and Elin spoke about their own experiences of relocating to Kerry, the integration process and building successful businesses on their own. And Margaret spoke as not only a business woman but also a member of the HQ Community and talked through the benefits to her business since moving in to HQ Tralee earlier this year. The next Success Breakfast is being planned for Spring 2020, follow HQ Kerry and Listowel Business & Community Alliance social media to stay updated. Pictured L-R: Moira Murrell - CEO Kerry County Council, Ken Tobin - HQ Kerry, Margaret Kissane - Connect Kerry, Jimmy Moloney - Cathaoirleach Lios Tuathail & Listowel Business & Community Alliance, Dina Vyapuri - CEO Techfindr, Elin Sorensen - Chairperson Kerry Business Womens Network, Tom O’Leary - HQ Kerry

The Tralee-Fenit project will see a continuation of an amenity trail on the outskirts of Tralee which was developed by Kerry County Council in 2016 and which links Casement Railway Station and Mounthawk. The route will predominantly follow the railway corridor and works will be completed in one phase. These new sections of greenway form part of the planned future 100km cycling and walking amenity route which will eventually link Limerick to Fenit via Listowel and Tralee, and which is being developed under the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport’s ‘Strategy for the Future Development of National and Regional Greenways.’ The key objectives of the new greenways are: • Develop the local tourist economy by building a safe cycling and walking amenity which allows locals and tourists to cycle and walk safely in a car-free environment • Developing new amenities to link with the surrounding townlands and thereby improve the social fabric of local communities • Provide an amenity that allows for universal access attracting families, the elderly and people with disabilities • Complement a range of existing and future tourism trails throughout Kerry

Also pictured below at the Breakfast Briefing are: Ken Tobin - HQ Kerry, Riobard Pierse - Pierse & Fitzgibbon Solicitors, Cllr. Jimmy Moloney and Paul O’Connor - Manager of Garvey’s SuperValu, Listowel

Pictured on left in Listowel are members of the Great Southern Trail Committee and local county councillors with Moira Murrell, Chief Executive, Kerry County Council and Brendan Griffin, TD. Pic: Pauline Dennigan. Pictured on right are the landowners (from left) John Fitzmaurice, Bunaghra, Denis Stack, Dromin Lower, John Moloney and John O’ Connor, Kilmonra with Brendan Griffin, TD and Niall Kelleher, County Mayor. Pic: Pauline Dennigan


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OLD OR BROKEN MOBILE PHONES WANTED FOR NANO NAGLE SCHOOL Especially smart phones. Please leave at the Parish Office or call Frank on 087 2536120


ARD CHÚRAM DAY CARE CENTRE LISTOWEL Is operating a post stroke day service with Physio and Nursing supports on Monday’s. This is a 8 to 12 week course which includes physiotherapy programme, nursing support, physical and mental stimulation programme. Morning tea and mid day meal provided. Cost €10. For further info please contact Louise Harnett (Nurse Co-Ordinator) on 068 22986. GROW COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH MOVEMENT IN IRELAND Meet on Wednesdays at 8pm in the Seanchaí Centre, Listowel. This programme is open to all and is free of charge. No introductions needed. Just come along. For more information, contact Jerry,  086 0271990. LISTOWEL PARISH CHRISTMAS CARDS Are available at the Parish office. A pack of 6 for €5.00 single Cards €1.00. Also we have Christmas Mass Bouquet cards and Christmas Mass Bouquets for the bereaved. CHRISTMAS CONCERT HERE AT ST. ST. MARY’S CHURCH KERRY CHORAL UNION are presenting An Evening of Christmas Music & Carols here In St. Mary’s on Sunday evening 8th December at 7.30pm. Musical Director: Sharon Reidy, accompanist: Áine Murray. It will be a lovely evening in preparation for the Festive Season. Tickets are now available at €10 in the Parish Office. Proceeds in aid of Church Renovation. ST. JOHN’S PARISH BAZAAR 2019 Friday 29th  & Saturday 30th November at 7.30pm and Sunday 1st December at 2.30pm at the KDYS Hall, Denny St. Tralee. Monster Raffle; Christmas Hampers; Auctions and daily door prizes! All are welcome. LISTOWEL ACTIVE RETIREMENT CHRISTMAS LUNCH Will take place at 2.30pm on Tuesday 10th December in The Listowel Arms Hotel. LIXNAW 5KM TURKEY TROT Takes place on Sunday 8th Dec. in Lixnaw village. Sign up now for this fun walk, run, jog or trot and support comfort for chemo Kerry and the Irish Red Cross. Sign up via the Lixnaw turkey trot page. Early entry price until Sat. 30th Nov CLOUNMACON COMMUNITY CENTRE The Annual Christmas mass for the people of Clounmacon and surrounding districts who died during the year will be celebrated Friday 13th December at 7.30pm. Your support would be greatly appreciated. Cupán tae served.


Gaa Split the Bucket: Congratulations to Donal Fingleton, Ballinageragh and Portarlington, lucky winner of €186 in last week’s draw at JJ Walsh’s Bar. This week’s draw takes place at Paddy Quilter’s on Friday evening. Thanks to all our supporters. Club Meeting: The December monthly club meeting will take place at the club house on this Friday evening , December 6th. at 8.15 pm. All members welcome. North Kerry Hurling Board Awards: Well done to Darragh Conway and Eoghan Stack, both of whom were honoured at the recent North Kerry Hurling Board awards night. Darragh received his award for his man of the match performance in the final of the under-15 Tom Healy tournament while Eoghan was honoured as the overall player of the tournament. Camogie: Congratulations to Clanmaurice Camogie Club on their outstanding achievement on winning the All_Ireland Junior Club title, when they overcame Raharney, Westmeath, in the replayed final in Nenagh on Sunday last, in particular local girls Julianne O’Keeffe and Jackie Horgan. Final score was Clanmaurice 3-06, Raharney 0-06. CCÉ LEAC SNÁMHA We offer our sincere sympathy to Maura Walsh and her Mother Kit and extended family following the recent deaths of Kit’s brother Daniel McAuliffe, Dublin and Kit’s sister Nancy McAuliffe Ferris New York, ar dheis Dé go raibh a n-anamacha. All classes in comhrá gaeilge, step dancing, set dancing, sean nós dancing, singing, lilting and music running as normal in the run up to Christmas and any information required on any class or the use of the ceolann hall or facilities for meet-

ings, parties ect please contact our secretary Anne on 087 6979334 and for all up to date comhaltas news its ww.kerrycomhaltas.ie, kerryccé facebook page and tweet@kerrycomhaltas. Slán tamall ST. MICHAEL’S CHURCH NEWS Details of masses for the coming week are as follows: Friday 6th Dec. at 7.30pm – Philomena & John Joe Mc Auliffe, Ballinageragh. Saturday 7th Dec.at 7.30pm – Joe & Nora McElligott, Cunnigar; John Stack, Deerpark; Nora Maher, Cloghers; William Scanlon, Ahabeg; Patrick McAdams Ahabeg & his daughter Bridie Driscoll, Boston, USA & John Joe Barrett, Lixnaw & Kilflynn. ST VINCENT DE PAUL A St. Vincent de Paul collection will take place on the 7th & 8th December in all churches. Please donate generously as all money collected stays in the locality. St Michael’s Lixnaw Conference Confidential contact number is (086) 0128389. If you would like to volunteer with St Vincent de Paul you can apply online at www.svp.ie or ring (021) 4270444 BREVEAVEMENT The death occurred of Daniel (Dan) McAuliffe, Finglas East, Dublin and formerly of Dysert, Lixnaw. Sincere sympathy is extended to his wife Patricia & family, his sisters Kit, Nancy & all the extended McAuliffe families. SENIOR CITIZEN’S CHRISTMAS PARTY Lixnaw senior citizens’ Christmas party will take place on 8th December at the Rose Hotel Tralee. Bus will leave at 12noon from the Community Centre LIXNAW 5K TURKEY TROT The Lixnaw 5K Turkey Trot will take place on Sunday 8th December in Lixnaw village. Sign up now for this fun walk, run, jog or trot and support Comfort for Chemo Kerry and the Irish Red Cross. Sign up via the Lixnaw Turkey Trot facebook page.

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TARBERT NOTES E-MAIL ADDRESS; notesplynch@outlook.com or tel Patrick Lynch at 068 36117 before 7pm Sunday. CURSAÍ EAGLAISE The annual Mass of Remembrance to remember parishioners who had died during the year was celebrated by Fr Sean Hanafin last Friday night. Fr John O’Connor listed the names of 14 parishioners born in the parish who had died in Tarbert and 11 parishioners born in the parish but who had died elsewhere - a total of 25 parishioners in the year ended 31 October 2019. There was a lighted candle, to remember each of the deceased, to be carried home by bereaved family members. A red candle burned on the altar to remember the relatives of parishioners who died during the year. Mary Coolahan, on behalf of the Bereavement Support Group, thanked everybody who had participated and in particular Cor na nOg and teachers Maebh Lawlee and Martina O’Leary. There was a cupán tae afterwards in the Community Centre and time for a chat. Those who cannot be home for Christmas will be remembered at all Masses during the Holy Season. You are invited to write the names of absent family members and friends on a card provided and place the card on the tree in the Church sanctuary. BUÍOCHAS Francine and the Collins and Crowley families would like to thank everybody who supported the Fundraiser and Race Night at Carmody’s Bar in memory of the late John Paul. We will be forever eternally grateful to those who organised various events, those who contributed so generously to the Benefit Fund which helped the family in our hour of need. Thanks to all the various individuals, companies and associations who sponsored the fundraising. A special word of thanks to Breda and Laura Lavery and the committee who made it all possible. CLOUNMACON COMMUNITY CENTRE The Annual Christmas mass for the people of Clounmacon and surrounding districts who died during the year will be celebrated Friday 13th December at 7.30pm. Your support would be greatly appreciated. Cupán tae served. TARBERT THEATRE PLAYERS Tarbert Theatre Players took on the very daunting challenge of translating the 1940’s setting of the American Broadway production of the black comedy ‘Arsenic and Old Lace’ to the stage in Tarbert last Saturday and Sunday nights and gave a very impressive tour de force performance. It would be unfair to single out any individual member of the cast of 14 for particular mention. They struck the right balance in terms of period, characterisations, accents, costumes and really brought the performance to life. The play was directed by American born Priscilla Donovan and a strong back up team ensured that set design and production qualities left nothing to chance. The hard work, talent and skill in this production deserves a longer run than two performances by the very able Tarbert Theatre Players. CAROL SERVICE A Ecumenical Christmas Carol Service will be held in St Mary’s Church on next Friday December 6 at 7pm. This service will feature readers and participants from both faith communities and is always a nice get together in the run up to Christmas. Cor na nOg and St Mary’s choir will lead the hymn singing and there will be a cupán tae afterwards in the Community Centre. Beidh fáilte roimh gach éinne idir og agus sean. CHRISTMAS TREE AND LIGHTS The Christmas tree and Christmas street lights will be switched on after the 6pm Mass on Saturday December 7. This year the switching on ceremony will be performed by the Collins family in memory of their late father John Paul Collins. John Paul sponsored the Christmas tree and other events in Tarbert in recent years. Everybody will be welcome with music and fun for all. Thanks to Tarbert Development Association who sponsored the supply and erection of the tree and lights.


LIZ’S BIRTHDAY American rock star Tina Turner and Tarbert’s Liz Kelly both celebrated their 80th. Birthdays last week. I have no doubt that Liz’s birthday celebration was a bigger and more enjoyable affair. The great and the good of the Kelly and Ryan diaspora from Kerry, Clare, Limerick, Cork, London and New York with neighbours and friends gathered at Carmody’s Bar last Saturday night to wish the birthday girl many years of health and happiness. There was music and sing song before the cake was produced and Liz said her few words of thanks. It was great to see such a happy group celebrating together. Go maire si an Chéad. HISTORICAL SOCIETY Tarbert Historical Society will host a poets, story-tellers, singers and reciters night at the Bridewell on Saturday December 14 at 7.30pm. There will be a cupán tae and mince pies to celebrate another successful year. CÚRSAI CÚRSALA Fógra from Tomas - The Abbeydorney and Lixnaw Coursing Clubs amalgamated to present 3 days of magnificent fare in autumn sunshine. The star of the show here was Denis Holly’s Special Rambler in the Abbeydorney Derby Trial Stake. He showed tremendous power on the Ballinclogher incline and was a very worthy winner. The whole clan turned out to support their champion and rightly so. What made this victory extra special is the fact that this son of Adios Alonso and Snap and Chat is bred by none other than another clan member, Jimmy Sweeney. MOYVANE/TARBERT/KNOCKANURE LGFA AGM On Monday 9th Dec at 8:30 in Moyvane club house TARBERT GAA Weekly Lotto: There was no winner of our lotto jackpot draw of €2,050 held on Sunday 30th November. Winning numbers were 5, 13, 17, 28 . Lucky dips winners of €20 were Teresa Ryan, Rachel Nevin, Jim Makessy & Mary Coolahan. Seniors Football North Kerry Championship Semi final Result: Tarbert 3-05, St Senans 3-14 Unfortunately our Seniors came up short last Sunday in Ballybunion losing out to a strong St Senans team. We found it difficult to recover from a poor opening 15 minutes and from there it was hard to close the gap on the scoreboard. Our boys tried hard to the very end but unfortunately luck was not with the team today. Team lined out as follows. 1. Pa Carmody, 2. Cormac Wall, 3. Kevin Enright, 4. Danny Wren, 5. Shane Enright, 6. Michael Heaphy, 7. Daniel O Connor, 8. Mark Buckley, 9. Michael Normile, 10. Cillian Langan, 11. Fionn McGibney, 12. Brian Heaphy, 13. Michael Carrig 14. Gerald O Sullivan, 15. Andrew Doherty Substitutes: 16. Finbarr Carrig, 17. Patsy O Connell, 18. Kieran Denihan 19. Eamon Callaghan 20. Bobby Wren 21. Jack Healy 22. Noel Kennedy 23. Donal Leahy 24. Cathal Brosnan 25. Paddy Callaghan 26. Dylan Waralow 27. Ian Flavin, 28.Shay McDonnell.

KILFLYNN CROTTA LOTTO JACKPOT HITS 14,000 The numbers drawn out of the drum by Independent observer: Paul Sheehan, Castletown, Kilflynn on Monday night 2nd December in Herbert’s Bar, Kilflynn were 11,24,25and 30. There was No winner of €13,900 Jackpot. The following won €35 in the lucky dip draw: Moss Mahony, Dromakee, Kilflynn Margaret Fitzmaurice, C/o Mary Dillon, Tullig, Kilflynn and J.P McElligott, Leam, Kilflynn The next draw will take place in Parker’s Pub, Kilflynn on Monday 9th December at 10.30p.m with a €14,000 Jackpot. Tickets are available at 2 Euro each or 3 for 5 euro from Club tickets sellers or you can also play on www.locallotto.ie Thank you for your supporting the club lotto is greatly appreciated. Check out www.crottagaa.club for more information. CAMOGIE Congratulations to Clanmaurice Camogie Players on their victory in the 2019 All Ireland Junior Camogie final replay on Sunday 1st December at McDonagh Park, Nenagh, They dominated the second half after a closely contested first half and led at halftime score by Clanmaurice 1-2 to Raharney 0-4. Congratulations and well done to the Crotta players Jackie Horgan and Aoife Behan , final score, Clanmaurice 3-6 to Raharney 0-6. Well done to Jackie Horgan who was selected as ‘Player of the Match’ and Liz Houlihan accepted the Cup on behalf of an ecstatic Clanmaurice Team.Well done to the girls and their mentors on the Fantastic achievement. What a year for Kerry Camogie. CROTTA HURLING CLUB A.G.M. The Annual General Meeting of the Crotta Hurling Club will be held on Saturday 14th December at St. Columbas Centre, Kilflynn starting at 7. 30p.m. This will be for both Senior and Juvenile clubs. All members are requested to attend. Please return nominations and motions to Club Chairman Paddy Weir, Castletown, Kilflynn by Tuesday 10th December at 8.00p.m or via email secretary.crottaoneill.kerry@gaa.ie ABBEYDORNEY/KILFLYNN CARE GROUP CHRISTMAS PARTY For the Senior Citizens will be held on Sunday 8th December in Ballyroe Heights Hotel, Tralee. Busses leaving both villages at 1.00p.m. Cost 10 euro CROTTA GAA AWARDS NIGHT The Crotta O’Neills Juvenile Award Night will take place on Saturday 7th December @ 7:30pm in St Columbus Centre Kilflynn. Crotta’s victorious U10’s, U11’s & U12’s teams will receive their medals. Guest of honour on the night will be Current All-Ireland Senior winner Jason Forde of Silvermines & Tipperary. Everybody welcome so come along for what promise to be a great night and show your support for Crotta’s young hurling Stars

ST. MARY’S CHURCH NEWS Mass will be celebrated on Saturday 7th December at 6p.m. Deceased members of the Ryan Family, Ballyconnell, Kilflynn. Kilflynn Altar Society for December: Maureen McElligott. St. Vincent de Paul Annual Christmas Collection next weekend Sat 7th/Sun 8th Dec. Please give generously. ST TREASA’S NATIONAL SCHOOL NEWS Christmas’ got talent as St. Teresa’s are holding a ‘Christmas Carol Service’ On Monday 16th December at 7pm. You will be treated to a variety of performances in the church. The children will entertain with Carols - old and new, a nativity with a twist, poetry, music and lots more! A fantastic night is guaranteed and all are welcome! NORTH KERRY OLDER PERSONS Maintenance Service is now taking requests for winter maintenance work. For more info please call 068 23429. NORTH KERRY FOOTBALL FINAL Well done to St Senans Senior Footballers and their management on their victory over Tarbert on Sunday 1st December at Bob Stack Park, Ballybunion on a final score of 3-14 to 3-05 and booked a place in the final of the Bernard O Callaghan Senior Football Championship 2019 Sponsored by McMunns Ballybunion. The Current North Kerry Champions St Senans play Brosna in O’Rahilly Park, Ballylongford on Sunday 15th December with throw in 2pm (Replay in the event of a draw). We wish St. Senan’s Footballers and their mentors all the best in the final. ABBEYKILLLIX CAMOGIE CLUB Is holding a Christmas Party/Disco on Saturday 7th December from 5 - 7 in the Community Centre in Abbeydorney, for boys and girls of all ages. There will be a DJ and lots of fun and games TRAD SESSION There will be a Traditional music session in Parkers Pub, Kilflynn on Sunday 8th December commencing at 6.30p.m All musicians welcome to join in the monthly SESSION. DART WINNERS The winners of the doubles darts competition in Parker’s Lounge Bar, Kilflynn , on Saturday 30th November were Jason Nolan and Paddy Weir who defeated Darragh Mullivhill and Darragh Ryan in the final. The winners will receive a Fresh Turkey each. The next darts doubles tournament takes place on Saturday 7th December at 10.30p.m in Parker’s Lounge Bar. The winners of the weekly darts will receive a Fresh Turkey each. All names in for 10.20p.m. We wish the best of luck to Parker’s Pub darts team in the final of the Winter Dart league on Friday night 6th December against O’Connor’s Bar, Ballyduff in the Railway Bar, Lixnaw.

Senior County League Fixture: Our seniors are back in action next Sunday 8th December when they will play St Micheals/Foilmore in Co League Division 4 relegation play off in Farranfore. This is a hugely important game for the senior team and a must win game to avoid relegation to Division 5 next year. Please support. Fundraiser - Shave, Wax or Dye: Thanks to everyone who supported our fundraiser over the last couple of weeks. This was a huge success and there was a great night’s fun and entertainment in the Swanky last Saturday night 30th November where our volunteers were shaved, waxed and dyed. Proceeds from the fundraising also go to Milford Hospice. CLUB 3 YEAR PLAN, 2020 - 2022. Tarbert GAA are inviting club members to a meeting at the Community Centre Board Room at 8.30pm on Friday 6th December to outline the key elements of the 3 year plan for 2020-2022. All members are welcome to attend.

Tom O Connor celebrating his 70th birthday in The Swanky Bar, Tarbert last weekend

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BALLYBUNION COMMUNITY CENTRE / BEALE GAA LOTTO The Community Centre / Beale GAA   Lotto, Sunday,  1st December  2019, was held in “The  Liston’s Bar”  The numbers drawn were: 9, 16, 25 & 26. There was no winner of the €2,350 Jackpot. The lucky dip winners are: €40 - Marie Stack, c/o Brendan Murphy, Courtney’s Bar €30 - James Kelly, Brosna c/o Railway Bar €20 - Jimmy Buckley, A/T, Sandhill Road  5 Free tickets: Johnny O’Sullivan, Dirra, A/T Next week’s draw will be held in “The Feale Bar” on Sunday, 8th  December, 2019 at 9.30pm, and the Jackpot is € 2,400 THE BALLYBUNION COMMUNITY FORUM AGM Is being held upstairs in the Ballybunion Community Centre on Monday 9th of December, 2019 at 7.30pm.  CHRISTMAS LIGHTS IN BALLYBUNION **** UPDATE**** Due to very bad weather been predicted for Sunday evening the Christmas Lights will now be switched on Saturday evening 7th December at 5.30pm in Supervalu carpark. There will be Carol singing and Santa will be their also. There will also be a children’s disco from 6pm7.30pm upstairs in Ballybunion Community Centre and Santa will be there also. COMMUNITY EMPLOYMENT VACANCIES Positions opening soon. Enquiries to Saothair na nAbhann Community Employment Office, Ballybunion Community Centre. Phone 068 - 27799 (mornings only) or email: saothairnanabhann@gmail.com BALLYBUNION ACTIVE RETIREMENT Launch of 2020 Calendar by David Morrison in Convent Hall, 4th December at 5pm.  Music by Echoes.  Refreshments.  All welcome.. this is a FREE event BALLYBUNION CHRISTMAS COMMUNITY MARKET Ballybunion Community Market will be having a Christmas market on Sunday Dec 8th from 12-5pm in Kilcoolys Ballybunion. Lots of wonderful crafts, local foods and Santa Claus will be there nut must be booked by phoning 068-27112. Sure to be a lovely family day. Check out our Facebook or Instagram for more details. BALLYBUNION SENIOR CITIZEN’S XMAS PARTY Date for Dairy 2019, the Christmas party take’s place on Thursday 12th Dec 2019 at Cliff House Hotel. Beginning with Mass at 7.00pm, Music by Stevie Donegan, Spot prizes, Raffle, and of course Santa will be there. The Committee will be out with Ticket’s so anyone entitled to a ticket Please Contact Con Mc Carthy: 087 4184241 Eileen Fogarty: 086 2234965 Marie Houlihan: 087 9542102 Mike Rowan: 085 1132290 Mairead Diggins 086 3937654 Ticket’s can also be bought for €25 each. Last date for ticket’s is 10th Dec, looking forward to seeing you all. IRISH BLOOD TRANSFUSION SERVICE Did you know that approximately 1000 people in Ireland get blood transfusions every week? Transfusions can happen for a variety of reasons – cancer treatment, surgery, car accidents & childbirth complications to name a few. This is why we always need donors to come into our clinic. The Irish Blood Transfusion Service will be in Ballybunion Community Centre on Thursday 12th of December from 5pm to 8pm. Please come along and bring a friend. TEA DANCES The Following is a list of all the upcoming Tea Dances for the next few months at Garrett’s Hibernian Bar, Main Street Ballybunion. These events are to raise money for different charities, your support is very grateful and if you wish to support and are unable to make any of the Tea Dances Please Donate by giving the money to Maggie Hayes Ballybunion, Anne Marie Tydings Asdee, Bridie Chute Listowel. Friday 6th December Music by Ger Walsh This is a FREE


Event 9pm-12am. Sunday 29th December in aid of Insurance Music by Eddie Lee 3.30pm-5.30pm. Entry is €5. Sunday 26th January in aid of Recovery Haven Music by Matt Dillon. 3.30pm-5.30pm Entry is €5. Sunday 23rd February in aid of the Hospice. Music by Ger Walsh. 3.30pm-5.30pm Entry is €5 Minnie pop up shop opening at 6 o clock at the Hibernian bar on Friday 6th December. Dance the night away to Eddie Lee and get into the Christmas mood. A Big thanks to everyone for their support during the year to the Afternoon Tea Dance charities. Everyone is welcome to what promises to be a great night. This is a free event. IN MY FATHER’S TIME AT KILCOOLY’S Kilcooly’s Country House will host in my father’s time on Sun 8th December where local Seanachaí’s and Storytellers recount traditional tales of Ballybunion and surrounding areas long ago. The event will take place from 5pm to 8pm followed by a traditional music session. ANNUAL JACK O’SULLIVAN MEMORIAL SOCCER TOURNAMENT LB Rovers will once again play their part in raising funds for the Irish Heart Foundation when our U13 group will participate in the grassroots section of the Annual Jack O’ Sullivan, 5 - A Side Indoor Soccer Tournament. All Proceeds raised on the evening go to the Irish Heart Foundation on Tuesday 17th December in Ballybunion Community Centre from 5-7pm. LB Rovers are seeking €50 Sponsorship per Team from any individual or business out there which with 5 Teams taking part, would raise €250 for this worthy cause. We are also seeking a Sponsor for Tournament Winners & RunnersUp Trophies. Contact Eoin on 087 2254837. Irish Heart Foundation Donation Buckets will also be present on the night if any spectators wish to donate any few euros they possibly can BALLYBUNION ACTIVE RETIREMENT We look forward to meeting our members and new members are always welcome. Our group offers activities e.g. art, creative writing, yoga, exercise, social outings, theatre, musical shows, and day trips. Do come along and meet us for tea and a chat every Wednesday at 2pm in the Old Convent Road. SAN RITA WELLNESS Weight loss and wellness consultants, our plan is so simple and easy to follow. No food banned, just simple calorie counting with extra allowed for treats. Also access to a free app. Weekly meetings on Thursday’s in Doon Convent, Ballybunion 10am to 11 am. Please phone Sandra 087-6718 377 or Rita 087-1012 174 or email: sanritawellness@yahoo.com ASDEE CHRISTMAS FAIR & SANTA’S GROTTO Asdee annual Christmas lighting ceremony will take place on Friday, December 6th at 7 pm, when the Christmas tree & village lights will be turned on for the festive season. Afterwards Santa’s grotto & puppet show for the children €5 per family (including 6x8 photo- printed & mounted) in Asdee Community Centre. A Cake Sale by the Parents Council, and a variety of stalls, anyone interested in having a stall on the night, please private message Asdee Community Development on Facebook or contact one of the committee members. Places are limited. BALLYBUNION COMMUNITY CENTRE Sports Hall: €25 per hour before 7pm, €30 per hour after 6pm & weekends. Upstairs Hall/Dance Studio: €20 per hour. Meeting Room: €10 per hour. Room of Light €20 per hour Discount available for block booking & advance payment. Please note bookings can only be made through the following details: Email: ballybcomcentre@gmail.com Call 068-27799 during office hours Mon-Wed10am-2pm 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 ph: 068-25555 | ballybuniontouristoffice@gmail.com

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LOTTO DRAW The results of the Ballyduff GAA Club weekly Lotto Draw for Monday November 25th are as follows: The numbers drawn were 6, 7, 12 & 21. There was no winner of the €1,000 Jackpot and the following won €50 each: Grace Lowe, C/o Lowe’s Bar, Ballyduff Thersa Houlihan, Leigh, Ballyduff Bridget Caffrey, Listowel

BINGO AND BLOTTO Each week a number of envelopes reach us with either no name or no numbers. No numbers are not a problem because we can make a phone call but we can’t source you if there is no name on your envelope so please double check that you have added your name. There was no winner of last Thursday night’s draw. The numbers drawn were: 15, 17, 24, 32 Lucky Dips: €100: Anne Fitzgerald. €50: Mai McCarthy, Listowel. €20 each: Helen Smith, Athea. Kathleen McCarthy, Coolnaleen Cross, Listowel. Nan & Hannah Liston, Carrickerry. Nora Kennelly, Leitrim East. Tom & Sadie O’Connor, O’Connor’s Hardware, Duagh. Free tickets: Martin Aidan Chute, Ballygologue Park, Listowel. Liz Mulvihill, c/o Nora. John J. Murphy, Abbeyfeale. Marie Flavin, Listowel. Alan McManus, c/o Speedy’s Bar.This week’s Bingo & Blotto will be on Thursday, December 05. The Jackpot is €16,000. CHIROPODIST Will be in the Marian Hall on Tue, December 10 at 10.00am. For booking call Noreen at 49238. ROADWORKS UPDATE Full road closure on the Trien road Monday, December 02 to Friday 06 with no through traffic from 8.00am to 6.00pm with a diversion route in place. Local access for residents but no through traffic during closure times. Traffic light system in place on the Moyvane-Knockanure road during the week. Info Padraig 086/6072159. Also works on the Moyvane / Tarbert road between the Newline Road and the Co-op in Moyvane Village from 7.00am to 7.00pm Monday to Friday. Works between Newline Rd and the Bally Road (Roches cross) junction under a full road closure with a diversion route, local access for residents affected by the closure but no through traffic will be allowed during closure times. Works between the Bally Road (Roches cross) and the Coop with be under a single lane closure with stop and go traffic management. Please be aware of the location of these works for your own convenience. Info Shane 087/9829576. MOYVANE/TARBERT/KNOCKANURE LGFA AGM On Monday 9th Dec at 8:30 in Moyvane club house BADMINTON Division 4 Ladies League Ballyheigue defeated Moyvane. Team: Marie Kennelly, Michelle Corridan, Eva Browne and Moll Nolan. Division 3 Ladies League Moyvane defeated Listowel 4-2 and Kingdom 6-0. Team: Denise Collins, Carmel Hudson, Bridget McCarthy and Breda Flavin. Division 3 Mens League Moyvane defeated Killarney. Team: Timmy Flaherty, Chris McCarthy, Kevin O Mahoney and John McDonnell. Moyvanes Division 5 team finished 3rd in the Knockout Cup in killarney last Sunday. Team: Trish o donoghue, Charlotte Quinn , Laura Lavery, Greg Horan, Micheal Nolan, Dylan warlow and Jack O Connor. CLOUNMACON COMMUNITY CENTRE The people of Clounmacon and surrounding districts who died during the year will be celebrated Friday 13th December at 7.30pm. Your support would be greatly appreciated. Cupán tae served. MASSES FOR THE WEEK CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION, MOYVANE: Wednesday, December 04 Anniversary Mass at 7.30pm for Maureen Foley, Gurtdromosillihy and Patrick Foley, Sydney, and Gurtdromosillihy (Recently Deceased) and deceased members of the Foley family. Friday, December 06 Mass at 7.30pm for Tom Hanrahan, Aughrim and New York (Recently Deceased) his parents Thomas & Mary Ellen and his brother and sister Con and Helen. Saturday, December 07 Mass at 7.30pm for Maurice & Joe O’Connell, Dooncaha, Tarbert and deceased members of the O’Connell family. Sunday, December 08 First Anniversary Mass at 11.00am for Paudie O’Connor, Upper Direen, Athea. (Feast of the Immaculate Conception on Monday, December 09) CHURCH OF CORPUS CHRISTI, KNOCKANURE: Thursday, December 05 Mass at 7.30pm for Mary Hickey (née Fitzgerald), New York and Beenanasbig. Sunday, December 08 Anniversary Mass at 10.00am for Sheila Nash, Gortdromagouna and deceased members of the Nash family.

TV DRAW: Jimmy Joe Hayes, Ballinbrannig, Ballyduff Katelyn Hussey, Ardoughter, Essex, Ballyduff Martine Joy, Lisselton The Lotto Draw continues on each Monday night. €150 is added to the Jackpot when it’s not won each week. Please come along and support and remember “if you are not in you can’t win”. You may also play the Lotto on line at www.ballyduffgaa.com CAKE SALE The Parents’ Association of Sliabh a’Mhadra N.S are hosting a Bake Sale in the school on Friday December 13th from 1.00pm. Refreshments served. All welcome. DEATH The death took place of Maurice (Mossie) Diggins, Glounerdalive, Ballyduff. His remains were removed from Lawlor’s Funeral Home, Ballyduff to SS Peter’s & Paul’s Church. Burial was in Rahela Cemetery. Sympathy is extended to the family, friends and relatives of the above deceased. CHRISTMAS PARTY The annual Ballyduff Senior Citizens Christmas Party will be held at the Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Sunday December 15th. Tickets will be distributed during the coming weeks. BINGO Bingo takes place at Ballyduff Community Centre on every Friday night commencing at 8.30pm. All welcome 2020 CALENDAR A “2020” Calendar costing €9.95 and featuring local images by Amanda O’Neill Photography is now available. Contact Amanda on (087) 7436345 or pop into Ross’s Centra in Ballyduff. HOSPICE CHRISTMAS CARDS The Kerry Hospice/Palliative Care Christmas cards are now on sale at Sheehy’s Londis, Ballyduff Post Office, Ballyduff Pharmacy, Ross’s Centra, Kearney’s Hardware in Ballyduff and at Causeway Post Office. Your continued support is greatly appreciated and remember all monies raised in Kerry are used in Kerry. CHURCH NEWS Eucharistic Adoration: Thursdays from 10.30am - 12.30pm. Divine Mercy: Every Sunday from 3.00pm. Healing Blanket: For booking contact (085)7791680 Communion Calls: Thursday December 5th at the usual times Advent Prayer Meeting: with Sr. Teresa on Tuesday December 10th at 11.00am at Ballyduff Parish Centre. Christmas Mass Bouquets: Available in the Sacristy or in the Parish Office Hospice Collection: Many thanks to all who contributed.

Enjoying a day out a the Lixnaw Coursing field last Friday were John Michael O Sullivan, Mike Quilter, John Hamill and James Lavery. Photo Moss Joe Browne


Irish Blood Transfusion Board: Blood Donor Clinic in the Community Centre, Ballybunion on Thursday December 12th from 5.00pm 8.00pm. Donors needed Anam Cara: Parent Evening on Tuesday December 10th at 7.20pm in Recovery Haven CHRISTMAS FLORAL EVENT A Christmas Floral Event with Kathleen Reidy, in aid of Recovery Haven, will be held in River Island Hotel, Castleisland on this Thursday December 5th at 8.00pm. CAMOGIE VICTORY Congratulations to the Clanmaurice Camogie team who won the All Ireland Junior Club Camogie title with a 3 – 6 to 0 – 6 over Raharny at Nenagh on Sunday in the replay. Well done to all players and the Management team led by Manager Mike Enright and captain Liz Houlihan. COMMUNITY EMPLOYMENT VACANCY BALLYDUFF AREA Caretaker/maintenance person for Ballyduff Boxing Club also working closely with Tidy Towns. Duties Include light maintenance work. Must like working outdoors with plants/gardening. Applicants must be eligible to participate (aged over 21 years and in receipt of a payment for the last 12 months) Check eligibility with your local placement officer in Entreo or contact (086)6030846 or saothairnanabhann@gmail.com CARD DRIVE The results of the “41” Card Drive held at McHale’s Stretford End Bar, Causeway on Monday November 25th are as follows: 1st – Eoin & Mary Horgan 2nd – Tim Browne & Peggy Carroll 3rd – Kathleen O’Sullivan & Eileen Dowling TABLE PRIZES: Donie Lynch & Pat McSweeney. Roy Dineen & Angela O’Sullivan The “41” Card Drive continues on each Monday night commencing at 9.30pm sharp. Admission is €5 with prizes of Christmas Hampers for 1st, 2nd & 3rd and Table Prizes for games 14 and 15. All welcome. BALLYDUFF GAA NEWS North Kerry Championship: Ballyduff bowed out of the North Kerry Senior Football Championship when they went down to Brosna at Listowel on Saturday last .Our performance did not match the drawn game and we were down two points at halftime. We fell further in arrears midway through the second period but two points from Podge Boyle brought the margin down to the minimum. Brosna pulled away again to run out winners on a scoreline of 0 – 12 to 0 – 9. Thanks to everyone for great entertainment throughout the year and Best Wishes to Brosna in the Final on December 15th. Ballyduff Team: Michael Hussey; John Hussey, Paul O’Carroll, Darren O’Connor; Pádraig Walsh, Daniel O’Carroll, Anthony O’Carroll; Paud Costello, Seán Costello; Jack O’Sullivan, Pádraig Boyle (0 – 3), Eoin Ross (0 – 1); Philip Lucid, Jack Goulding (0 – 2), Mikey Boyle (0 – 3f). SUBS: Johnny Regan for Pádraig Walsh; Mikey O’Halloran for Philip Lucid; Aidan Boyle for Seán Costello; Barry O’Grady for Eoin Ross. Hall of Fame: Congratulations to Mike Slattery, Lady’s Walk, who received the North Kerry Hurling Board Hall of Fame at the Board’s Awards Night on Friday night last.

Andrew Sheehy with his son Paul and grandson Louis at the Lixnaw Coursing field on Sunday. Photo Moss Joe Browne

Former Kerry hurler Pa O Rourke, Ballyduff with Gonetoflorida having trained him to win the D T S at Lixnaw. Photo Moss Joe Browne

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BALLYLONGFORD SENIOR CITIZENS PARTY The Annual Senior Citizens Christmas Party will take place at the Parish Hall Ballylongford on Sunday week next December 15th beginning with Mass which will be celebrated by out Parish Priest Rev. Fr Michael Hussey at 1pm followed by Dinner and Entertainment for the remainder of the afternoon and into the evening. This is a wonderful occasion for our Senior Citizens and an event that they all look forward to for months before hand. Great credit is also due to the hard working volunteers who give of their time and efforts in ensuring that everybody has a great day. All of our Senior Citizens are invited to come along to what will be an enjoyable day. SALE OF WORK The Annual Sale of Work will take place on Saturday night next Dec 7th at the Parish Hall commencing at 7.30pm Approx, auctions, raffles, special door price, kids novelties, cake sale and other side show attractions will all be part of this Annual event This Annual fundraising event is the only means of income that the organisers have in ensuring that they can provide a party for our Senior Citizens as all proceeds from the sale of Work go directly to providing the Annual Senior Citizens Christmas Party. This is the only means of fundraising they have and so therefore they earnestly ask us all to support the Sale of Work in order to ensure that this Annual Event continues. Please Support. ENTERPRISE MEETING A draft local area plan has been proposed for Ballylongford by Kerry County Council. Submissions regarding this plan have to be submitted by 13th Dec. The Enterprise Association is organising a Public Meeting to discuss this draft plan on this Monday 9th Dec. At 8.00pm in the Parish Hall. Everyone is welcome. DANCE CLASSES FOR ADULTS Social Dancing for adults and beginners classes which include polkas, waltzing, jiving, quick steps etc. Will take place in Parish Hall, Ballylongford every Friday night from 7.30-9pm. All welcome. O’RAHILLY G.A.A. CLUB Ballylongford GAA Weekly Lotto Friday Nov 29th @ Horse and Hound. Jackpot €9150. Numbers Drawn 22, 23, 25, 32. No Winner. Lucky Dips €20 Siobhan Breen Asdee, Leigh Stack Tullahinell, Kathleen Joy Ballybunion. 3 Free Tickets Geraldine O’Connor Main Street. Bar Prize John Costello. Thank you for your Support WELL DONE JOE Sincere congratulations to local man Joe Fitzell of Rusheen who held a wonderful fundraising event at Michael Finucanes Bar on Friday night November 29th last. Joe who had been wearing and growing a full beard since early 2018 was wondering up until lately whether or not he would shave off the beard. But after a lot of chat with his sisters and brothers he decided as late as a month ago that he would shave off the beard and to also that he would do a fundraiser in aid of the Palliative Care Unit in University Hospital Tralee by doing a public Beard Shave. An amount of work had to be done in order to get everything up and running, and Joe is more than thankful to all those whom helped, supported and advised him throughout. The marvellous help he received from the Palliative Care team in Tralee and to Joe Henerby who helped in providing Collection Buckets etc, Cllr Michael Foley, the business people that took and displayed the collection Buckets namely Heaphy’s Centra Ballylongford, O’Carroll’s Hardware Listowel, Kelly’s Filling Station & Foodstore the Six Crosses, Michael Finucanes Bar, amd Cabells Toy Store in Kellihers in Rock St, Tralee, to the staff and Michael Finucane and family for the sandwiches and finger food provided and to Michael Horgan and Danny O’Sullivan who provided music on the night, to his nephew Daniel Barden who shaved off Joes Beard and to everybody that supported him through this fundraiser Joe wishes to offer his sincere gratitude and thanks. But it did not stop there as Joe took it on himself in the past few weeks to do a house to house collection run to boost the collection so much so that he has now collected a staggering €3,015


so far with a little bit more to come in. If you wish to donate to this Joe would most certainly appreciate your donation, but time is limited as he intends in making the presentation to the Palliative Care personnel in the next week or ten days. Well done Joe, and sincere congratulations on your extraordinary efforts in doing this wonderful deed for such a wonderful organization. CHRISTMAS CARDS Kerry Hospice Christmas Cards are available at Tarbert Bridewell. 10 cards €7. All funds from sale of cards go to Kerry Hospice. Your continued Support is much needed and Greatly Appreciated. CHURCH NOTICES The following are the Notices for St Michael the Archangel Church for this coming week: Reader’s for Saturday 7th December: Mary Kelly. Sunday 8tht December: Bernie Curtin. Church & Sanctuary: Marian Moroney. Eucharistic Ministers for December: Saturday Vigil Mass 7.00pm: Mattie Murphy, Kathleen Faley and Gerry McDaniel Sunday 10.30am: Paula Falvey and Tom Enright. Counters for December: Áine Uí Choncubhair, Paddy Kennelly and Chris O Donoghue. Altar Servers for December: Saturday Vigil 7.00pm: Fionn & Cathal Byrne. Sunday 10.30am: Nancy Dee, Aisling & Chloe O Connor. Parish Office: The Parish Office at the Presbytery will be open on Wednesday from 9am -1pm & on Friday 9am - 1pm; Bookings for Marriages, Masses, Anniversaries, and Baptisms etc can be done during these office hours also Mass Cards etc are available. CONFIRMATION: The Sacrament of Confirmation will be celebrated in St Michael the Archangel Church Ballylongford on Tuesday 25th Feb. 2020 at11am. NEED SOME CHORES DONE The North Kerry Older Persons Maintenance Service is now taking requests for Winter work. We provide a low-cost maintenance and minor repair service specifically for senior members of the community of North Kerry. Prepare your home for the cold weather (i.e. powerwashing, gutters, etc.). Christmas is quickly approaching and now is the time to tackle indoor improvements, decorating and repairs. For more info or to place an application over the phone call 068 23429.

DUAGH LYREACROMPANE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT WEEKLY LOTTO RESULTS 01/12/19 - Jackpot €4,400 Numbers drawn 6 - 8 - 9 - 12. No winner €35 Kathleen McCarthy Listowel €20 Helen O Brien Free Ticket Winners: Mary Long. Pat Carmody. Stephen Roche. Con Murphy Next week’s jackpot €4,550 2nd name for Christmas Lotto Draw Catriona Roche Templeglantine. Lyreacrompane Community Development thank you for your continued support. Every year Lyreacrompane Community Development sponsors 2 hampers for a charity raffle. Over the years with your generosity we have supported Palliative Care, Enable Ireland, Womens refuge, Bumblance, Lyreacrompane NS & Jack & Jill Foundation to name a few. Proceeds from the ticket sales of the raffle are matched by Lyreacrompane Community Development & this amount is donated to the chosen charity 1st hamper valued at €200 2nd hamper valued at €100. Hampers will be on display & tickets on sale (€5 a strip ) from Dec 1st at Nolans Post Office and Roches bar. This year’s chosen charity pulled from the hat for our Christmas Hampers Draw is The Irish Pilgrimage Trust. The Irish Pilgrimage Trust is a registered charity in Ireland, and for over 40 years the Trust has been travelling on pilgrimage/holiday to Lourdes with young people with special needs, from all over Ireland. The Trust has over 1200 people travelling at Easter time and it is divided into small groups of approx 10 young people and 12 volunteer carers who stay in one of the many Hotels in Lourdes. During the summer we bring groups to Hosanna House in Bartres near Lourdes for what is a unique experience both Carer and Guest. We have two super facilities in Kilcuan, Co. Galway and Cois Cuain, Co. Wexford each offering different opportunities. Both facilities provide Friendship weeks during the Summer....The Irish Pilgrimage Trust’s accounts are audited each year by DHKN, Galway Financial Services Centre,

Moneenageisha Rd, Galway. Please click HERE to view our audited accounts. The Irish Pilgrimage Trust coplies with the Code of Governance, please VIEW the Public Statement of Compliance with the Governance Code. The Irish Pilgrimage Trust is listed on the Charities Regulatory Authority register of charities as required under the Charities Act 2009. The registration number is 20009953 and an Annual Activity Report has been submitted to the Regulator. www.charitiesregulatoryauthority.ie. MOBILE LIBRARY Will be in Duagh on Wed 18th December from 9.4510.45 at the school and the Family Centre. Mobile Library will be in Lyreacrompane on Thursday 19th December from 3-3.45. For any queries - 087 2896998 (North & West Kerry) DUAGH TIDY TOWNS PHOTOS APPEAL A lot of time and effort goes into putting together a Memory Room for Christmas. We appeal again for some local photos that might be of interest to the local community. Old photos of Duagh/Lyre/Kilmorna etc. environs & people we would appreciate you submitting these photos to us. Any suggestions for inclusion in the room are also welcome. Send via email: duaghtidytowns@ gmail.com or Facebook: Duagh Tidy Towns or contact Therese/Tracey 087-6718557/087-9951368 If we do not have the photos we cannot proceed with this project. If we do not have the photos the project cannot proceed. DEVELOPMENT WEEKLY LOTTO RESULTS No winner of the jackpot of €1700. Numbers drawn  9,18,19,24.  €20 to: Eleanor Lester c/o Larry, Aine McMahon Duagh, Donie Fitzgerald Duagh Conor & Rian Noonan Limk Tom McCarthy Lisroe.    5 x 5 frees to: Donie Fitzgerald Duagh Kieran Quirke Duagh Susan & Matt Galvin Duagh Darragh Musgrave, Duagh, Mossy Long Lyre. 2nd Christmas draw entrant Steve Watson .    Next week’s jackpot  €1800 with draw in O Briens bar  Monday night at 9.30pm 

CONCERT Kerry Choral Union are presenting A Christmas Concert at St. Mary’s Church, Listowel, entitled “An Evening of Christmas Music & Carols” on this coming Sunday 8th Dec at 7.30pm. Musical Director: Sharon Reidy, accompanist: Áine Murray. It will be a lovely evening in preparation for the Festive Season. Tickets are now available at €10 in the Listowel Parish Office. Proceeds in aid of Church Renovation. TARBERT POST OFFICE Michelle from Tarbert Post Office wishes to remind everybody that With Christmas Approaching here is some information from the Post Office: 1.Sending Love this Christmas with An Post. Christmas Stamp Booklets are now on sale in a variety of options. Christmas stamp booklet of 20 national stamps cost 19 euro, Christmas stamp booklet of 5 international stamps cost 8.50 euro. An Post have a stamp bundle offer buy both booklets for 26 euro. A stamp booklet of 5 national stamps costing 5 euro is also available. An Post will make a donation to a homeless charity for every 20 national stamp booklet sold. 2. Christmas One4All vouchers are now in stock at the Post Office. 3. With Black Friday fast approaching An Post have a service called AddressPal, this amazing service gives you a UK or USA address which allows customers to receive purchases without the big delivery charge. Sign up with AddressPal on www.anpost.ie INCLUSION OF ITEMS: If you wish to submit items for inclusion in the Weekly notes please note that all items must be submitted by 8pm on Sunday evening prior to publication anything later will not guarantee that such items will appear. Items for inclusion can be emailed to either estuaryprint@eircom.net or estuarytrophies @gmail.com or contact Numbers (068) 43938 or 087 9528919.

Large crowds enjoying ‘Light up Ballylongford for Christmas’ last Saturday night in the village. Photo by Helen Lane

Photo taken at The Rambling House on Saturday night in Ballylongford Parish Hall. Photo Helen Lane

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Welcome to San Rita Wellness weekly column… “Come on over to my place“

You may be hearing this phrase a lot during the next few weeks. Whether you are making plans to catch up with friends over Christmas, or your friends may be calling round to yours. Trends now show that more people tend to entertain at home rather than going out to restaurants. It’s a great time to catch up and have a laugh, relax, a few drinks around a nice fire and of course some good food. However if you are trying to watch your weight it can be a challenging time also. Challenges: Extra food in the house, Nibbles, Alcohol, All these can weaken our willpower and leave us feeling stressed. But there is always a solution to a problem. Let’s take a closer look. Advantages - You get to choose the menu, You are in your own home which means you don’t have to say “No thank you“ as often. You are busy being the host so less time sitting at the table picking.

Giving a helpful hand at the Lixnaw/Abbeydorney Coursing meeting were Gavin and Tom O Keeffe with Eoin Stack. Photo Moss Joe Browne

However going to someone else’s house can be more challenging as you may meet ‘Mrs Doyle’ who insists on Go on, Go on, Go on. So it’s always important to have an Ace up your sleeve. Tips: No top ups and pour your own drinks. Serve yourself from the foods on offer. Say “No“ politely, I may have some later if you are feeling full. That way you are not offending anyone. Offer to make and bring a course for the meal that may be low in calories that would help you. Christmas is not all about food and drink, it’s also about spending time with friends and family and making memories. Enjoy !! Check out our weekly meetings on Facebook.... San Rita Wellness Until next week, Sandra and Rita


The North Kerry Harriers at Carrigafoyle Castle on Sunday. Photo by Helen Lane

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The Knock-Out Cup Badminton Competition was played in Killarney Sports & Leisure Centre last Sun. Ballybunion Baseliners Badminton Div 5 Team, who won the Knock-Out Cup. Team: Lorcan Briscoe, Mark Allen, Padraig McMahon, Mike Walsh, Michelle Hogan, Cyrena O’Carroll, Danielle Noonan

Bill Moloney receiving sponsorship for the local Bazaar which takes place on 6/7 December. L-R: Gene McCarron Bazaar Committee, Ashley Fitzgerald  Listowel Credit Union, Bill Moloney Chairman Listowel Bazaar. Photo by www.jkphotography.ie

Gearóid Molyneaux (Clounmacon) celebrating his 18th Birthday with friends on Saturday; (l-r) Padraig Leahy (Lenamore), Caelen Fox (Tarbert), Molly O’Neill (Ballylongford), Gearóid, Lauren McNamara (Tarbert) & Jer Long (Woodford). Photo Seán Doyle

Nancy McAuliffe launches her third book on Ballylongford History in The Parish Hall last Saturday night. Photo by Helen Lane

A busy lady for the Lixnaw Coursing Club last weekend was PRO Julianne O Keeffe. Photo Moss Joe Browne Teachers from the Listowel Boys School (l-r) Helen Flaherty (Tarbert), Olivia Uí Mhóráin (Dingle), Tara Dalton (Abbeyfeale) & Martina Scanlon (Glouria); collect for the Parents Assoc. in Garvey’s SuperValu on Friday last. Photo Seán Doyle

Joe Flavin from Cork, formerly Listowel who appeared on Winning Streak last Saturday night pictured with him from left: brother Batt, Margaret, his son Liam Óg, Joe Flavin & wife Betty, Deirdre and her husband James, son Cian

The Senior boys basketball team from Colaiste na Riochta are pictured here following their win over Colaiste Gleann Li Tralee, last Friday in the Listowel Community Centre. The boys won 41 to 38. Thanks to Mr Sweeney and Mr O’Sullivan for preparing the teams and to Colaiste Gleann Li for such sporting games

Bill Moloney receiving sponsorship for the local Bazaar which takes place on 6/7 December. L-R: Bill Moloney Chairman Listowel Bazaar, Larry Buckley Butcher Listowel, Gene McCarron Bazaar Committee. Photo by www.jkphotography.ie

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At the Lixnaw Coursing meeting were Pa O Rourke, Chris Houlihan with Joe and Eric Daly. Photo Moss Joe Browne

Bill Moloney receiving sponsorship for the local Bazaar which takes place on 6th and 7th December in Listowel Boys School Hall. Gene McCarron Committee Member, Betty McGrath Listowel Florist, Bill Moloney Chairman Of Listowel Bazaar, Caroline Hughes Listowel Florist. Photo by www.jkphotography.ie

The going was clearly heavy at the Asdee Hunt on Sunday; as evidenced by Kerry Hunt Club’s Aileen Quinlan (Coolnaleen, Listowel). Photo Seán Doyle

Attending the Lixnaw/Abbeydorney Coursing meeting on Saturday were Thomas McElligott with Pat and Tom “Bawn” McCarthy. Photo Moss Joe Browne

‘A Time For Giving’ Oonagh Hartnett of Broderick’s Pharmacy, Listowel presenting Louanne Hussey, Course Coordinator Nursing Studies, Kerry College Of Further Education, Listowel and her students with Glucose monitors

Captain Sean Healy & Henry Sheahan, Sponsor with the winners of the Christmas Hampers at Ballybunion Golf Club. Photos by Francis Bennett, 068-28954

Jake Segal (left) and Ruairi O’Connell who represented Listowel Celtic in the Kerry Schoolboys Under 13 side that defeated West Waterford/East Cork last Sunday in Mounthawk Park Tralee

The Knock-Out Cup Badminton Competition was played Killarney Sports & Leisure Centre Sun 1 Dec. The LisTeagan Mulvihill happily delivering her first Christmas towel Division 4 Team who won the Knockout Cup. Front: Rita McCarthy, Madison Carter, Margaret Healy, Esther tree of the year with her dad Mikey Mulvihill Cronin, Becky Weiland. Back: Oisin Moloney, James Sheahan, Paul Hayes, Michael Reardon & Tom Rice

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Listowel Celtic under 10 Girls who played LB Rovers in Ballybunion last Saturday morning

Bill Moloney receiving sponsorship for the local Bazaar which takes place on 6/7 December at The Boys School Hall. L-R: Nick Roberts Listowel Garden Centre, Bill Moloney Chairman Listowel Bazaar, Kerry Brassil Listowel Garden Centre. Photo by www.jkphotography.ie

Tony Carey (Greenville) & Patricia Relihan enjoying The Mermaids Listowel last Saturday night. Photo Seán Doyle

Bob Brennan & Helena Kelliher enjoying The Asdee Hunt last weekend

Listowel Emmets Senior Ladies team finishing up their 2019 Season

Captain Sean Healy & Henry Sheahan, Sponsor with the winners of the Christmas Hampers at Ballybunion Golf Club. Photos by Francis Bennett, 068-28954

Aileen McCarthy, AIB Listowel presenting Deirdre Walsh, Radio Kerry, with a cheque for €300 for Kerry Hospice at St. John’s on Thursday night last. Deirdre organised the hugely successful “Poems from the Pulpit” night with proceeds going to the hospice in Tralee. The local AIB held a coffee morning in the branch on the Friday of the October Bank Holiday weekend and donated the funds raised to Deirdre’s efforts on the night

Brenda Clancy, chairperson of Scoil Corp Chriost Board of Management and Cathy Kennelly Board member joined staff and pupils of Knockanure NS to wish Miss McDermott every joy and happiness on her Wedding Day on this Friday. Brenda presented her with a lovely bouquet from the Board. Photo by John Stack

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Our 41 Card Drive has recommenced and takes place every Wednesday night at 9pm in the clubhouse, come along and bring a friend. Annual Flag Day - Thanks to all who supported our annual flag day collection on Saturday last. Your support as always is greatly appreciated. The AGM of Listowel Emmets CLG will take place on Saturday 7th December at 7pm in the clubhouse. Club Draw: November and December ‘s Club Draw will take place in Mike the Pie’s bar next Sunday December 8th at 5pm. Winners will be notified in due course and results will be posted on our social media accounts and posters around the town. As always, thanks for your continued support. Novice Cup: Semi Final (Replay in the event of a draw) Listowel Emmets C v Ballydonoghue C Saturday, December 7th at 2.30pm. Venue TBC Bob Stack Memorial U21 Championship - Final Sponsored by Dennehy Vetenary Clinic Duagh Emmets V St Senans - Sunday, December 22nd, Time and Venue TBC


Eliza and Georgie oDonnell made the long journey to county Tipperary for the last of the Munster cross country events in 2019. Eliza had a very good run in the top group all the way and finished in 14th overall in her first year at cross country event. Georgie had a super race to finish 9th overall and got a medal for being in the top 12. Well done to both kids who are very committed and just reward for their efforts throughout the autumn. Little Athletics : Saturday at 10am in the Listowel Community Centre. Athletes must be 7 years of age. U11 – U12 : Tuesday @6pm and Saturday @ 10am @ Listowel Community Centre Sprint U13 and older group: Tuesday @ 7pm, Thursday @ 7pm, & Sat @11am Fixtures Sun 15th Dec.: National Juv. Uneven Age & Novice XC, Dunboyne Thur. 26th Dec.: Farranfore St. Stephens 2K & 5K, Farranfore


Draw 02/12/19 - Numbers 6-12-28-32 Jackpot €3,500 not won - Lucky Dip Winners €40 - Pat Kelly c/o Brosnans Bar €40 - Teresa Reidy, Cherry Tree Drive €20 - Alfie Hickey c/o Duffer €20 - Barbara Mulvihill,Trim €20- Stacey O’Sullivan,Causeway €20 - Bridget Caffrey c/o Kevins Bar €20 - Joe McGrath,Glin €20 - Kevins Bar (Promoter) Match 3 - Anita O’Leary,Duagh Next Draw 09/12/19 at Brosnans - Jackpot €3,600 Our under 10 Girls played fantastically in windy Ballybunion against LB Rovers last Saturday morning. Thanks to all parents for their continued support. Well done to coaches PJ and Marcella. Jake Segal and Ruairi O’Connell both represented Listowel Celtic in the Kerry Schoolboys under 13 side that defeated West Waterford/East Cork last Sunday in Mounthawk Park Tralee. Ruairi captained the Kerry team and scored two goals including the game winner while Jake kept a clean sheet in goals. Ruairi was also named man of the match. Congrats to both boys ! All at Listowel Celtic are very proud of both of you and wish ye well with the county. Our under 10 Boys welcomed Mastergeeha FC to Pat Kennedy Park last Sunday. On what was an ideal day weather wise, both clubs served up a great afternoons entertainment. Great credit must go to coaches Mike and Neilo. Thanks to all parents for support. Academy - This Sunday will be the last session where we train before the Christmas break. On Sunday 15th we will have our Christmas party with Santa making an appearance at 1pm. We will have party food on the day. Photos will be taken with Santa and we should be finished for 2pm approximately. We will take a break then until 12th January.


Weekend Training Saturday 7th Minis Training (Town Park Pitch) Boys U8’s 11.00-12.00 U10’s 10.30-12.00 U12’s 10.30-12.00 Girls U12’s Blitz day in Tralee RFC at 11.00 U14’s Listowel/Tralee Blitz day in Tralee RFC at 11.00

U14’s Boys away trip to Thomond Park for the Munster V Saracens game. Under 18’s V Killorglin Listowel /Tralee U18s and Killorglin shared 5 tries apiece in an entertaining friendly in Tralee on Saturday. Killorglin kicked all 5 conversions to edge a high scoring match by 35-29. Defensive organisation was in short supply in a much changed line-up from last week’s cliff-hanger. Killorglin scored the opening try from a clever grubber behind our defensive line. They extended the lead from an interception in midfield. Jerry Finnegan pulled one back after a series of close in rucks before Killorglin scored another from a cross field kick. Jerome O’Rourke crashed over from close range after Cale Sweeney was tackled just short of the line. Sean Stack-Pullen converted to narrow the gap to 21-12 at half time.  Killorglin extended the lead from a quickly taken penalty early on the second half.  Kian Dowling then powered over for a fine try after an extended period of forward pressure. Sean again converted. We moved the ball well through the backs before Shane Donnellan capped a fine personal performance with a try from a lineout maul. We dominated the remainder of the match but were caught out again by a Killorglin midfield interception.  Igor Kwas scored the final try of a hugely entertaining match when he barged over after multiple phases following a superb break by captain on the day, Caoimhin Finn.


Beale GAA Club host our Annual General Meeting on Saturday at 8.30pm in Ballybunion Community Centre. Beale Coiste na nÓg will hold AGM on Thursday at 8 o’clock in the clubhouse. Rehearsals are going for Lips Zipped which takes place on December 28th. It promises to be another great show with some entertaining acts in the lineup. We are delighted to have Jackie O’Mahony, School of Performing Arts, back in charge of the event.


Men’s Competitions - Fixtures: AGC Sponsored Christmas Hampers Men’s Waltz Shot Gun Start 11.30am – Sunday 8th December 2019 – Old Course Ladies Tuesday Voucher Competition – Tuesday 26th November – Old Course 1st Dori Cotter (28) 28 pts Fixtures: Ladies Tuesday Competition – Tuesday 10th December – Old Course Senior Men’s Christmas Hamper – Thursday 28th November 2019 – Old Course 1st Cameron Sterritt (9), Martin Lucey (18), Frank Whelan (21), Jimmy Woulfe (23) 52 1/8 pts 2nd Pat Murrihy (22), Billy Farrell (14), Tim Nolan (20), Gerard Burke (11) 52 5/8pts 3rd Haulie Costello (12), John Hogan (23), Vincent O’Kelly (17), Tom O’Keeffe (20) 53pts 4th Donal Liston (6), John Shier (18), Oliver Kearns (22) Paddy Bouchier- Hayes (32) 53 ¼ pts 5th Jerry Sexton (21), Michael Tangney (18), Des O’Donnell (8), Frank McNerney (27) 54 3/4pts 6th Nicky Cotter (23), Brendan Lynch (20) J.J. O’Keeffe (12), Brendan O’Neill (16) 551/8pts B1-3 Senior Ladies Competition – Friday 29th November 2019 – Old Course 1st Mary Pierse (31) 19pts 2nd Loyola O’Sullivan (32) 18 pts 3rd Nola Adams (27) 17 pts


Lotto; The next draw will be for a jackpot of €9,100 and will be held in Moynihans Bar on Saturday 14th December. If the jackpot is not won in December the five lucky dips will be for €100 each. Tickets are available from Kierans XL, Supervalu Abbeyfeale, the local bars and usual sellers. Our club lotto can also be played online by following the link on www.knocknagoshel.gaa.ie. Knocknagoshel Clothes Collection; Knocknagoshel GAA are holding an ongoing clothes collection to help raise funds for the club. Bags of clothes can be left into the white lorry container near the log cabin at the Football Field. All types of clothes are accepted as well as shoes, handbags, curtains & towels. Please note that duvets are not accepted.


Lotto Results Sunday 1st December 2019 Jackpot €2,500 No Jackpot winner Numbers drawn : 4, 9, 20, 32. Lucky dip winners €30 Sean McGrath €30 Michael O’Connell C/O Mary O’Connell €20 Pauline Hayes €20 Pat Savage Bottle of whiskey : Robert Barry Next weeks jackpot €2,600 draw at The Halfway Bar Tickets available at local shops or play onlineTickets €2 each or 3 for €5 Your Support is appreciated.

Grant Funding St Senans GAA were allocated €11,327.00 from the Sports Capital Grant 2019, the funding will part fund refurbishment of the dressing rooms. The club would like to thank Minister of State at the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport, Brendan Griffin and Councillor Mike Kennelly for their assistance. Result North Kerry Championship Semi-Final St Senans 3-14 -v- Tarbert 3-05 Senans booked their place in the final with victory over Tarbert, Senans attacked from the throw in with a pointed free by Sean O’Connell. Tarbert replied a minute later levelling matters, however Senans pushed on in the opening quarter registering a further 1-03 without reply a Paudie Quille shot deflected off a Tarbert back into the net, and points from Donal Hunt and Sean O’Connell. Twenty minutes in Donal Hunt raised the second green flag for Senans, two minutes later Tarbert pulled one back when they slotted the ball past the Senans keeper. Senans closed out the half with points from Sean O’Connell (2), Paudie Dillon and Eoin O’Connell and the final score of the half was a Tarbert point. On the resumption Sean O’Connell pointed three on the trot without reply and Senans controlled the second half with a fine team display the backs defending fiercely midfield linked up nicely with the forward who were on target. Senans had lost three players to injury in the lead up to the match best wishes to Mike Keane, Conor Kennelly and Aodan Behan for a speedy recovery looking forward to seeing you all back in the blue & gold soon. Congratulations to Clanmaurice Camogie team and management on winning the 2019 All Ireland Junior Camogie final, congrats to all involved but especially Senans ladies Aoife Behan and Jacqueline Horgan. Fixture: Bernard O Callaghan Senior Football Championship 2019 Sponsored by McMunns Ballybunion Sunday 15th December St Senans V Brosna in Ballylongford throw in 2pm.


Gaa Draw: The Gaa Draw took place on 29/11/2019 in The Thatch Bar. The Jackpot was €6,800, there was no Jackpot winner the numbers drawn were as follows, 11, 27, 28, 32. Lucky dips were as follows, Elaine Nolan-Farranstack. Denny O’Mahony-Online. Peggie O’ Hanlon - Asdee Jim Finnerty - Glouria. C. Brady - Knockenagh South. The free tickets were as follows, Jack Griffin - Ballyegan. Paudie O’ Rahilly- Glouria. Patricia O’ Carroll- Lyre. The jackpot now stands at €6,900 for next weeks draw which takes place in Tomaisins Bar at 10:30 on Friday the 6th December 2019. FIxtures: Novice semi-final Ballydonoghue C V Listowel C in Finuge on next Saturday December 7th @ 2pm Official Opening: The official opening of Clubhouse will take place on December 13th. Everyone welcome. Further details next week. Scor na Nóg: North Kerry Scor na nóg finals took place in Asdee December 1st. Ballydonoghue won best overall club on the night. Ciara Fitzgerald taking first place in the solo singing and instrumental group taking second place. Members of the group Shane Madden,Áibhin o Neill, Iseult Long ,Grace Whelan. The County final will take place Sunday 15th December in Glenbeigh. Best of luck to Ciara.


Ballylongford Gaa Weekly Lotto Draw Friday November 29th @ Horse and Hound Jackpot €9150 - Numbers Drawn 22. 23. 25. 32 No Winner - Lucky Dips €20 Siobhan Breen Asdee Leigh Stack Tullahinell Kathleen Joy Ballybunion 3 Free Tickets Geraldine O’Connor Main Street Bar Prize John Costello Thank you for your Support North Kerry Division 1 Relegation Game Sponsored by McCarthy Insurances Listowel Saturday 14th December @ 2 pm E.T. Venue: T.B.C Finuge v Ballylongford.


Lotto Draw 27/11/19 - Numbers Drawn 4 - 18 - 19 - 24 Jackpot €4,050 not won - Lucky Dip winners €25-Micheal Long Asdee East €25-Abbie Collins Clounamon Ballylongford €25-Helen O Sullivan C/O Jack J’s Bar Asdee Next Draw 11/12/19 at Jack J’s Bar - Jackpot €4,100 Thanks for supporting Asdee Rovers

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CHAMPIONSHIP: Week 42 winners in our Fundraisers”Golden Goal” over the past week were; Kieran Kelly, Killelton, Ballylongford and Frankie Finucane Kelly, Rusheen, Ballylongford. who will each receive E40 to be given out each week to the winning number that corresponds with the first goal scored. This is in conjunction with the on going County and All Ireland Club Championship in both Football and Hurling; (Televised games). Tickets are available and will be on sale each week for the duration of the Championship from Club members as well as at “Jack Jas” Bar and John Pius; “Homestead” CLUB SOCIAL: St. Marys,Asdee GAA Club are pleased to announce that they will be holding a Victory Social honouring the team and management following the winning of the McCarthys Insurance Brokers North Kerry senior football League Division 2 over Knocknagoshel which was without doubt the highlight of the year and was celebrated in style by the victorious panel of players and supporters The victorious panel will be presented with their medals at this function which will be held in the Listowel Arms Hotel, Listowel on Friday January, 3rd and music will be provided once again by Heart and Soul. Information on tickets, will be announced in the coming weeks. ALL IRELAND FINAL All Ireland glory for North Kerry and the Kingdom as the Mike “Tricky” Enright trained Clanmaurice Ladies Camogie and Management team made history against all the odds to become the first Munster Club side to win an All Ireland Junior Club championship defeating pre match favourites Raharney of Westmeath on Sunday last at Mc Donagh, Park, Nenagh County Tipperary after a replay.This was without doubt a magnificent achievement for everybody involved and once again local St. Marys, Asdee G A A Coach Mike Enright who is successfully coaching teams for over 44 years around North Kerry waived his magic wand once again and this time to an All Irerland title. However shortly after the victory Mike announced that he was stepping down from his position. On there way home they had a stop at “Jack Jays” pub in Asdee where they got a


huge reception before going on to Causeway. A sizeable local support was present to cheer on the team who had plenty local connections involved on the day with playing members Jackie Horgan; (Player of the Match) as her mother Ann Collins, formarly of Craughdarrig, Asdee is married to well known St. Senans and Kerry footballer Johnny Horgan who was also part of the backroom team; and also Olivia Dineen who is a sister of Cyril Dineen who was a star performer on the clubs North Kerry League Division 2 victory against Knocknagoshel. It was certainly a day to remember for both Jackie and Olivia who collected their second All Ireland title having already National honours and who were playing members of the Kerry Camogie team who were crowned All Ireland Premier Junior champions last September when they defeated Limerick in the final at Croke Park earlier in the year. SCOR: The North Kerry Finals of Scor Na nOg was held in the Community Centre, Asdee on Sunday evening last which saw Eamon O Connor in the Recitation discpline go through while Leona Sheehy in Solo Singing, (2nd) and the Instrumental Music Group of Hamish O Carroll, Leona Sheehy, Grace Heffernan and Emma Hefferan, (3rd . Ballydonoghues Ciara Fitzgerald was the Solo Singing winner while the Finuge Music Group of Kieran Mackessy, Mikey Fealey, Caoimhe Laide, Adeen Cronin and Kyra O Sullivan were tops in Instrumental Music. Well done to all All the winners on the night who will now qualify for the County Finals which will take place in the Glenbeigh/Glencar Sports Hall on Sunday December 15th with the Quiz commencing at 12 noon and the remainder of the days programme going ahead at 1 30pm. Munster Scor Na nOg final will be in Ovens County Cork on Sunday January 5th. Both All Ireland Finals of Scor Na nOg and Scor Sinsear will this year be taking place in the I. N. E. C. Killarney at a later date. PROMOTION: Congrats to our near neighbouring club Beale with the year having ended on a high note for them as the club gained promotion from Division 5 of the Credit Union County Football League recently. Best of luck in Division 4 in 2020. AGM: Take note that all positions on the Executive of the North Kerry Football

Board can be contested. Nominations and Motions must be submitted by this Monday 9th December by 5pm..as the 96th A.G.M of the Board will take place on Monday 13th January @ 8pm in Chirstys, Local club stalwart Eddie Anthony Walsh; allready an Officer of the North Kerry Football Board will once again be putting his name forward for the position of Board Developement Officer.


On Sunday we had an 8 hole scramble before the presentation of the Christmas Hampers. 1st Earl McMahon, Jimmy Sullivan, Jack Dempsey, Tony Murphy 2nd Dan O’Connor Oliver O’Halloran Eamon Stack Jerry Kelliher 3rd Declan McCann Declan Condon Martin Young Next Sundays competition is a 12 Hole Single Stable Stableford Turkey Competition.


Racing as usual this Tue night with first race off at 6.58. On Fri night we have racing with first of 10 off at 7.44 with first round heats of the De laval A4 525 yds. On Sat night we have the semi-finals of the Kingdom Stadium ON2 525yds incorporated into the regional night for Ardfert, Kilmoyley and Ballyheigue area plus the mouth-watering clash of this year’s English and Irish ledger winners. Redzer Ardfert and Ballymac Anton will have a match race over 570yds with a winner take all prize of €3000 followed by music till late after racing. We race again on Sunday night with first of 8 races off at 6.35

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Mobile: 086 3689061 | Email: osullivan_mairead@yahoo.com BERNARD O CALLAGHAN SENIOR FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP 2019 Sponsored by Mc Munns Ballybunion Semi Final Replay: Brosna 0.12 -v- Ballyduff 0.09 The eagerly antcipated replay of the Bernard O Callaghan Semi Final sponsored by McMunns Ballybunion was played today in Frank Sheehy Park Listowel under the watchful eye of Dermot Hughes between Brosna and Ballyduff, first on the scoreboard was the returning Jack Goulding splitting the posts within the first minute for Ballyduff, the reply came from corner forward Patrick Moriarty. But with nothing between these teams it was end to end stuff  an awarded free converted by Brosnas Paul Walsh in the 6th minute and two minutes later Ballyduff responsded with a point from Padraig Boyle to even affairs again.  There was no quarter given and it took an awarded  free to break the deadlock in the 11th minute converted by Ballyduff Mikey Boyle, but a free in the 12th minute drew the sides level again when Brosna Paul Walsh converted, again Ballyduff free taker Mikey Boyle converted in the 14th minute to put Ballyduff a point clear. But in the 17th minute Brosna took control and added two points  without reply from Timmy Finnegan and Flor McAulffee, Ballyduff added a point through the boot of Jack Goulding for their final score of the half, But Brosna were full  of running and a dicational ball delivered by Eamon Kiely into the hands of the awaiting Paul Walsh for the score of the game to bring Brosna a point up.  But Brosna werent finished yet and corner forward Patrick Moriarty split the posts in the 28th minute to bring the half time score to Brosna 0.07 v Ballyduff 0.05. We all awaited the Ballyduff fight back, but it was Brosna on the scoreboard first with a point by Patrick Moriarty, followed by a free by Paul Walsh to bring four points between the sides, Ballyduff reply came in the 12th minute from Eoin Ross, quickly added to by Padraig Boyle who kicked two inspirational long range points  to rally his team, this left a  point between sides.  But it was young Paul Walsh who stood up for Brosna today with Brosna’s delivery of the ball on point,  Walsh added a point form play in the 15th minute,  Ballyduff did reply it was Mikey Boyle who converted for their last score of the half in the 18th minute. Ballyduff did try hard with Mikey Boyle moving to midfield and fielding a ball  to lay it of to his brother Padraig only for the ball to go wide,  today  Ballyduff seem unsettled and seemed to rush their shooting making the wrong decision at times, but it was the Ballyduff Stewards who tired there hardest, but the day was to be Brosna and it was Paul Walsh who added two more before the full time whistle to bring the final score to Brosna 0.12 v Ballyduff 0.09.  Semi Final: St. Senans 3-14  -v- Tarbert  3-05 Report by Sean Moriarty - Bob Stack Park, Ballybunion basked in the winter sunshine on Sunday last, 1st Dec., as reigning champions St. Senans faced Tarbert in the second semi-final of the Bernard O’ Callaghan Memorial Senior Football Championship, sponsored by McMunn’s Bar and Restaurant, Ballybunion.This ia an experienced St. Senans team vying for their place in the decider for the third time in four years and they set about their business straight from the throw-in and held a 6pt to 1pt advantage after 10mins.Sean O’ Connell was responsible for 4 of these points,all from frees, with young Donal Hunt kicking two from play.Ger O’ Sullivan had fisted over Tarbert’s only score to this point in the 3rd min.Paudie Dillon pointed from play for St. Senans and two goals followed quickly for his side-the first deflected off a Tarbert defender from a Paudie Quille shot and the second from the impressive Donal Hunt to leave St. Senans 2-07 to 0-01 ahead after 19 mins.Tarbert made two changes and they gave their supporters something to cheer about when dangerous corner forward Andrew Doherty goaled in the 22 min but they could only add one further point to their tally through wing back Daniel O’ Carroll before the break.Eoin O’ Connell also pointed for St. Senans to leave the half-time score reading St. Senans  2-08  Tarbert  1-02. Tarbert did create a few goal chances in that first half that they didn’t convert and they needed to land running on the resumption.However, St. Senans were in no mood to relinquish their grip on this match. They proceeded to add 1-03 to their total inside the opening 10 mins of the second half.This stretched their lead to 15pts and effectively killed off any hopes of a Tarbert recovery.Paudie Quille was the goal scorer and Sean O’ Connell kicked the three points.Mark Buckley did goal for Tarbert in the 14th min of the half and they did continue to play to the end but St. Senans were never in any danger of losing their advantage.Sean O’ Connell added three further points to bring his own personal tally to an impressive 10pts for the hour.Ger O’ Sullivan,Fionn McGibney and Andrew Doherty pointed for Tarbert and O’ Sullivan converted a penalty on the stroke of full time. When referee, Eamon Moran, Ballydonoghue blew the final whistle the final score stood at St. Senans  3-14  Tarbert  3-05.  A comprehensive victory for the St. Senans men who despite missing a number of last years squad, have shown quite clearly that they will not give up their crown easily. The 2019 Bernard O’ Callaghan Memorial Senior Football Championship Final, sponsored by McMunns Bar and Restaurant, Ballybunion will be played on Sun Dec. 15th 2pm in O’ Rahilly Park, Ballylongford and it will feature the novel pairing of St. Senans and Brosna Final - Replay in the event of a draw Sunday 15th December @ 2 pm Venue: O’Rahilly Park Ballylongford: St Senans v Brosna.

Listowel Celtic under 10 Boys who played Mastergeeha in Pat Kennedy Park last Sunday


Clanmaurice returned to McDonagh Park in Nenagh on Sunday afternoon having secured a late equaliser against Raharney of Westmeath on the previous Sunday. Raharney got off the mark in the 5th minute when Pamela Greville converted a free. Patrice Diggin did likewise in the 7th minute. Pamela Greville restored Raharney’s lead with a free in the 13th minute and she repeated the feat five minutes later. Saidhbhe Horgan then scored a point from play in the 22nd minute to put a point between the sides. Clanmaurice got a decisive score in the 27th minute. A Rachel McCarthy shot for a point came back off the upright and Saidhbhe Horgan was quick to react to put the sliotar beyond the reach of Anna Weir. Pamela Greville replied with another free in the 4th minute of injury-time to leave the halftime score at Clanmaurice 1-2 Raharney 0-4. Andreanna Doyle brought the sides level in the 37th minute. A ‘45’ from Patrice Diggin put Clanmaurice back ahead in the 40th minute and Jessica Fitzell added a beautiful point from play two minutes later to make it 1-4 to 0-5. A clearance from Sarah Murphy in the 47th minute found Jackie Horgan who played an excellent ball over the Raharney defence to Jessica Fitzell. As she bore down on goal she passed the sliotar to Clodagh Walsh whose shot was blocked. However, Jessica was quickest to react and flicked the ball to the Raharney net. Laura Collins scored a point from play in the 48th minute. Jackie Horgan won a ball in the 54th minute and supplied a perfect pass to Rachel McCarthy who went on a run and her shot found the top corner of the Raharney net. Jessica Fitzell won possession on the right in the 56th minute and she made no mistake to raise another white flag. Pamela Greville dropped a ball into the Clanmaurice goalmouth in the 58th minute but it was repelled by the defence. Pamela had the final say in the 1st minute of injury-time to leave the fulltime score at Clanmaurice 3-6 Raharney 0-6. Jackie Horgan was selected as ‘Player of the Match’ and Liz Houlihan accepted the Cup on behalf of an ecstatic Clanmaurice Team. Clanmaurice: A Fitzgerald, E Ryall, L Houlihan, M Costello, N Leen, S Murphy, Á O’Connor, P Diggin (0-2, 0-1f, 0-1 ‘45’), L Collins (0-1), R McCarthy (1-0), J Horgan, O Dineen, J Fitzell (1-2), S Horgan (1-1), C Walsh. Substitutions: A Maunsell for Walsh (54th), J O’Keeffe for S Horgan (57th).

MOYVANE/TARBERT/KNOCKANURE LGFA AGM On Monday 9th Dec at 8:30 in Moyvane Club House NORTH KERRY LEAGUE DIVISION 1 RELEGATION GAME Sponsored by McCarthy Insurances Listowel Saturday 14th December @ 2 pm E.T. Venue: Frank Sheehy Park Listowel.  Finuge v Ballylongford BRENDAN BOYLE JUNIOR CUP Sponsored by Moloney, McCarthy & Associates Accountant and Tax Advisors Listowel Semi Final: Saturday 7th December @ 2 pm E.T. Venue: Coolard  Ballyduff B v Finuge B Final: St Senans B v Winners of Ballyduff B v Finuge B  Venue: T.B.C.

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ST. PIO PRAYER GROUP The next meeting on Friday night 6th December in St. Mary’s Church Listowel at 6.45pm. Programme: 6.45pm: Confessions 7pm: Mass plus Sermon and Veneration of The Relic. All Are Welcome.


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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. “Our Lady, the Sacred Heart and Saint Anthony pray fro us. MOS



Dear Heart of Jesus in the past I have asked many favours.

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.

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. T.R.

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Volume 12 Issue 42  

Volume 12 Issue 42  


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