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Friday 17th January 2020 Vol. 12 Issue 46


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With the opening of a new state-of the art €19 million Kerry Sports Academy and the proposed establishment of the Munster Technological University (MTU), there’s never been a more exciting time to work and study at IT Tralee. The Institute of Technology Tralee will offer over 50 full time undergraduate courses for CAO entry in September 2020. The programmes cover a diverse range of disciplines including Creative Media, Software Development, Business, Nursing, Social Sciences, Health & Leisure, Engineering, Wildlife Biology, Agricultural Science and Pharmaceutical Science. Commenting on the range of courses, Aileen Kennedy, Acting Registrar at the Institute of Technology, Tralee said, “The Institute prides itself on the quality and relevance of its academic programmes and our continuous course development. Each of our courses is developed in close consultation with industry, resulting in relevant and career-focused qualifications for graduates. As well as the programmes offered through the CAO, the Institute also offers many part-time programmes.”

Athea Drama Group presents ‘Looking for Love’, the comic drama written by Westmeath playwright Jimmy Keary on February 6th, 8th, 9th, 13th, 15th & 16th at Con Colbert Memorial Hall, Athea at 8pm. An amalgamation of two one - act plays written in 1996 and 1998 respectively, ‘Looking for Love’ tells the tale of Vivian and Denis’ romance - from their first encounter in Bewley’s cafe to their wedding night exactly one year later - “where everything that can go wrong, does go wrong, with hilarious consequences.” Directed by Tommy Denihan and starring Theresa O’Halloran, John Sheahan, Rebecca Stapleton, Nora Hunt, Linda Hunt, Oliver McGrath, Annette O’Donnell and Denis Casey. Special opening night concession price on Thursday February 5th where all tickets will be priced at €5. Booking line will open on January 27th by calling/ texting 087 2743189.  Pictured: Theresa O’ Halloran and Rebecca Stapleton


Listowel Credit Union are delighted to advise members that our Online Banking Services and Mobile App will be available from next Monday January 20th 2020. With the introduction of online banking, Listowel Credit Union members will be able to access their funds from anywhere in the world. Members can move funds between their Listowel Credit Union accounts, transfer funds to other bank accounts, check balances, view statements and pay bills. Members can register for Online Banking via, once registered members will be issued with a unique PIN. The service is also accompanied by a new Listowel Credit Union App. You can download the app for free via the Apple App store or Android Google Play store by searching Listowel Credit Union and following the onscreen instructions to activate the App on your mobile device. Speaking prior to the launch, Denis Dillane, CEO of Listowel Credit Union said; “This is a huge milestone for Listowel Credit Union and we are excited to share our modernized banking platform allowing members access to many new features. Since the initial announcement at our AGM, we have seen an increase in Online Registrations from our members demonstrating the demand for Online Banking. This is one of the many new services we hope to bring members as part of our 2020 – 2024 Strategic Plan!” Listowel Credit Union will hold two-member support days in the coming weeks. Officers will be available on the day to demonstrate the new platform and assist members with any queries relating to the Online Banking Platform or Mobile App. Listowel Office – Tuesday January 21st – 11am - 3pm Ballybunion Office – Tuesday January 28th – 11am to 2pm

The Institute ensures that its students are at the core of its activities with a dedicated team of student support services, while the town of Tralee offers high quality recreation and leisure facilities. An integral part of the many programmes on offer for CAO applicants is work placement and industry projects, which allow students to experience authentic work scenarios. This experience results in work-ready graduates. Brid Mc Elligott, Vice-President, for Research, Development and External Engagement, said this week that the work-placement element of all Honours Degree courses is one of the reasons for the growing interest in attending the institute. “Work experience combined with the curriculum delivered by our committed and dedicated academic team ensures that the graduates of the IT Tralee are work-ready, with over 90% of our honours degree graduates securing work or pursuing further education opportunities such as Master or PhD studies within six months of graduating.” Nationally, IT Tralee is the only Institute of Technology in Ireland to share a campus with a technology park, leading to significant job opportunities for IT Tralee graduates. This education/enterprise partnership is at the centre of the Institute’s ethos and is completed by the Tom Crean Business Centre, a business incubation centre based on the North Campus. Here students have opportunities to see start-up businesses flourish, or even create their own through Institute initiatives such as Student Inc., a full time programme from JuneAugust each year. Each thriving student entrepreneur receives €4,000 to fund their business, a fully serviced office space in the Tom Crean Centre and expert mentorship and guidance in market research, finance, business planning and much more. Innovative programmes like these are what sets an IT Tralee education apart and prepares our students to enter the workforce both during their studies and immediately after graduation. Dr Brendan O’Donnell, Acting President of IT Tralee emphasised the importance of the creation of the Munster Technological University (MTU), which will see the merger of IT Tralee and Cork Institute of Technology. “MTU will bring considerable advantages to the staff and students of the ITT, as well as delivering benefits for the citizens and economy of the region. Both Institutes are committed to achieving Technological University status and we expect designation to occur in 2020” Dr O’Donnell said. For further info about any of IT Tralee’s wide range of full-time & part-time programmes visit and download the current prospectus or contact the Admissions Office at 066 7145638. Those interested in applying for programmes at IT Tralee should do so via the CAO before 5.15pm Friday 1st February 2020.


An AA Open Meeting is open to anyone interested in the message and work of the Fellowship of Alcoholic Anonymous, this message is essentially that AA offers a way out of active addiction for anyone with a drink problem, and has done so for hundreds of people throughout the County. The Open Meeting is entitled “New Hope” and is to be held in Knockanure Community Centre at 8.30pm on Tuesday 21st January. Refreshments will be served after the meeting, which will consist of a small panel of long term sober AA members sharing their experience in getting sober, and how it has transformed their lives for the better. It is hoped a speaker from AA’s sister Fellowship Al-Anon will also be able to explain how their Fellowship supports family members affected by a problem drinker in the home, and how to cope with this challenge.


Will take place this Saturday 18th January in Jack J’s Bar Asdee Village. Tables of 4, €20 a table. A raffle will also be held on the night. For further information contact Con Carmody (0873657844) Please spread the word - All support and donations would be greatly appreciated - Hope to see you there

Operation Transformation 6-WEEK FOLLOW-UP PROGRAMME

This year as part of Operation Transformation Kerry Recreation and Sports Partnership, together with Listowel Community Centre and Garvey’s SuperValu Listowel are organising a 6-week follow-up programme following the Operation Transformation Nationwide walk in Listowel Town Park on January 18th. Starting Wednesday the 22nd of January, BASE fitness at Listowel Community Centre will provide a free exercise class from 8pm-8:45pm. This will be run over the course of 6 weeks (Jan 22nd & 29th and February 5th, 12th, 19th & 26th). For these 6 weeks Garvey’s Supervalu will also provide a 5km walk on Saturday mornings (Jan 25th & February 1st, 8th, 15th 22nd & 29th) at 10:30am starting at Supervalu and walk around the town. Anyone who takes part in the Nationwide Operation Transformation walk at 11am in Listowel, on January 18th, will be entitled to sign up for the 6 weeks free classes. For one lucky person who attends all 6 sessions as well as the SuperValu walks they will win a one year’s FREE membership at BASE fitness at Listowel Community Centre and there is also a chance of winning shopping vouchers for Garvey’s SuperValu Listowel.


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Leahy’s son). Tickets €20 from Oonagh Harnett pharmacy, Flying Saucer restaurant, Leahy Accountants or at the door.

RECENT DEATHS Noreen O Sullivan, Charles Street. Mary Maire Downey nee Culhane, Knockalocha, Knocknagoshel late of Dirha Cottages. Helen Scannell, Cricklewood, London. Michael (Mickey) Holly, St. Brendan’s Tce. & England. Jerh Lynch late of Coolkeragh. Angela McKeon nee Henigan, The Square, New Jersey USA.

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 CoOrdinator) on 068 22986.

ANNIVERSARY REMEMBRANCE Jeremiah Kelliher, Greenville, Birthday Remembrance. Agnes O Mahoney, Gortacrissane. Michael & Margaret Kearney, Cavan. Nora & Ted O’Shaughnessy, William St. & Kilmore West, Dublin. Lizzie Griffin, O’Connell’s Avenue. Lizzie Griffin, O’Connell’s Avenue.

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.

PREPARING FOR 1ST HOLY COMMUNION 2020 We invite the children and their parents / guardians of our First Holy Communion classes to join us for the enrolment night which will take place on Saturday Night (Jan. 18th) at The Vigil Mass. Organising parents of this mass are asked to meet Fr. Declan in the Presbytery on Thurs. next (Jan 16th) at 6.00 p.m. to prepare for it. MEDJUGORJE IRISH CENTRE PILGRIMAGES APRIL - OCT 2020: 7 Night Stay and Airport Shuttle service from Dubrovnik or Split for €266 per person sharing. Book any flight - any time and we provide guaranteed airport shuttle service. Call us for further info and book the dates that suit you. Tel. 01 4434510 or email 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 AUTISM AND SOCIAL SKILLS COURSE In Listowel Arms Hotel, Sat 25th Jan 10.30am to 3.3pm for parents, teachers, SNAs, carers, therapists and other professionals. Book online on or call 087 2945 977  2019 ALL-IRELAND DRAMS WINNERS Holycross/Ballycahill Drama Group perform John B. Keane’s Sive at Scoill Realta na Maidine, on Saturday night next January 18 at 8pm. A special evening  with wine, spot prizes & MC Billy Keane with all proceeds going to the Sean Stakelum Leukaemia Fund(Ann McGrath-


KERRY COUNTY COUNCIL, FREE PARKING With a 2-hour limit for the town from Saturday December 7th right up to Christmas Eve. A PENDANT ALARM CAN SAVE YOUR LIFE In the event of an accident fall or any other emergency. Alarms are available for landline or mobile. For further information and application form please contact Family Carers Ireland (Ennis Branch) @ 065 6893690. LISTOWEL TOASTMASTERS The next meeting of Listowel Toastmasters takes place on Thursday January 23 at 8pm in the Listowel Arms Hotel. Improve your public speaking and conversation skills, develop your confidence and make friends along the way. The club meets on the second and fourth Thursday of each month. New members are always welcome! NEW YEAR DANCE CLASSES FOR ADULTS Classes include Waltzing, Jiving, Quicksteps, Foxtrots etc. Commencing Monday 20th January at Listowel Emmets GAA Clubhouse. Beginners 7-8pm & Advanced 8-9.30pm. More info from 087 2817972 REFLEXOLOGY/BABY MASSAGE Reflexology/baby massage classes will commence at Listowel Family Resource Centre on Friday. January 17 at 10am and runs for five weeks. Early booking advised as places are limited Further details from Toni Clarke on 068 23584.

LIXNAW ST. MICHAEL’S CHURCH NEWS Details of Masses for the coming week are as follows: Friday 17th Jan. at 8pm for Roibeard Thornton, Ballinageragh; Sat. 18th Jan at 7.30pm for (1) Sean Heaphy, Dysert & Denis & Kitty Linehan, Kathleen & Francis Scott, Cavan & deceased members of the Maher & Linehan families (2) Delia Mannix Ahabeg. LIXNAW GAA GAA Split the Bucket: Congratulations to Liam Scully, Tralee, lucky winners of €152. This week draw will take place in J.J. Walsh’s Bar, Lixnaw. Thanks to all our supporters. WALK SAFELY UNDER GAA LIGHTS. Lixnaw GAA club will be turning on the lights on the pitch from 7.30 - 9.00pm Monday to Friday for the next few weeks to accommodate those in the community who wish to go walking. Two circuits of the pitch are equal to one km. COURSING CLUB LOTTO The jackpot was €2,800 and the numbers drawn were 5,16,23,29. There was no jackpot winner. Winners of €20 each were; Gerald O’Sullivan, Finuge; Gavin Joy, Killocrim, Listowel; P. Mulvihill, Ahabeg; Jonathan Best, Ardfert; Brian McCarthy, Ballyhorgan; Next draw will be held in the Railway Bar on 12th January. Jackpot will be €2,900. Lotto draw will now take place on Sunday nights at 8.30pm. BEREAVEMENTS The death occurred of Denis Shanahan, Knockbrane, Lixnaw. Sincere sympathy is extended to his brother Maurice and all the extended Shanahan families. CCÉ LEAC SNÁMHA Well, we are proud to announce that our 30th annual féile feabhra will take place on Friday 31st Jan - Sun 2nd Feb with our concert opening the weekend on the Friday at 7.30pm, featuring all our branch members and teachers. On the Saturday we will have workshops in intermediate and advanced music and sean nós dancing from 10am and on Sunday competitions in music, comhrá and singing from 12pm. We invite you all to support this weekend and the full program of events will be available in the coming week. Any queries regarding this weekend, our ceolann classes or the use of the ceolann facilities for meetings, parties ect, please contact our secretary Anne on 087 6979334 and for all up to date comhaltas news its, kerryccé facebook page and tweet@kerrycomhaltas. Slán tamall. NEW YEAR DANCE CLASSES FOR ADULTS Classes include Waltzing, Jiving, Quicksteps, Foxtrots etc. Commencing Monday 20th January at Listowel Emmets GAA Clubhouse. Beginners 7-8pm & Advanced 8-9.30pm. More info from 087 2817972

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TARBERT NOTES E-MAIL ADDRESS; or tel Patrick Lynch at 068 36117 before 7pm Sunday. DEATHS Sympathy of the community is extended to John James Mahoney, Kilcolgan, Tarbert on the death of his sister Mary Ann Carmody, Maglass, Ballymacelligott and Chicago, U.S.A. To Frances Butler (née Lavery) of Church Street, Tarbert on the death of her mother-in-law, Susan Butler of Glasnevin, Dublin. POETS AND WRITERS Listowel Writers’ Group with Marian Relihan resumes in Listowel on Monday February 3 at 10am and the chosen subject is ‘The Suitcase’. The closing date for competitions for the Ballydonoghue Bardic Festival in February 29. Competitions for Adults are as follows Poems (50 lines max) for the Robert Leslie Boland Award; Short Story (2,500 words max) for the Maurice Walsh Award; Dán (50 línte ar a mhéad) no Gearrsceal (2,500 focal ar a mhéad) as Gaeilge. Children - Poem (50 lines max) or Short Story (,000 words max) in English for the Chrissie Nolan Award. Dán (50 linte ar a mhéad) nó Gearrsceal (,000 focal ar a mhéad) as Gaeilge. Entry fees Adults €10, Children €5 for up to two entries in any competition. Workshop: ‘Stand and Deliver’ -- a voice coaching workshop with Priscilla Donovan will take place at the Seanchaí Writers’ Centre in Listowel on Saturday March 14 from 10am to 12 noon. Further information and details of all these events, competitions, prizes and costs are available on ROAD CLOSURE Kerry County Council advises that in order to facilitate the installation of 220KV ducting from Kilpadogue to Moyvane the road from the Cross of the Wood to the N69 Tarmons Cross will be closed from 8 am on Monday January 20 to 5 pm on Friday February 21, both dates inclusive. Diversions will be clearly signposted and local access for residents will be facilitated throughout the works. BIRTHDAY WISHES Congratulations and best wishes to Ritchie Lyndon, Kilpadogue who celebrated his 88th. Birthday with family and friends last weekend. Our flying wing forward of yesteryear is in good shape and condition thanks to his bainisteoir Kathleen. Go maire sé an Chéad. TOMÁS SAN OSPIDEAL His many friends and well wishers from near and far wish Tomas Coolahan good health and a speedy recovery from his recent illness. An avid coursing enthusiast his dog ‘Gale Valley Cain’ managed by Ciáran Ahern pulled out all the stops in Tubbercurry this weekend to book his ticket for Clonmel.

WINDOW ON THE PAST In 1906 Tarbert was a busy place as Kelly’s Munster Directory listed the following trades, business and professions in the town.- 9 Grocers, 10 Vintners/Publicans, 4 Tailors, 4 Dressmakers, 3 Drapers ,3 Butchers, 4 Bootmakers, 2 Bakers, 2 Carpenters, 1 Cooper, 1 Blacksmith, 2 Masons, 2 Wheelwrights/ Cart makers, 2 Coal Merchants, 2 Corn/Flour Merchants, 2 Hardware Merchants, 1 Hairdresser, 1 Auctioneer, 1 Attorney, 1 Saddler, 1 Physician and Surgeon. There were three places of worship - The Catholic Church, the Church of Ireland and the Wesleyan Methodist. There were 2 Hotels - The Leslie Arms Hotel, Robert Twyford and Kelly’s Hotel, Church Street. There was a Constabulary Barracks and Courts were held fortnightly in the Bridewell. The Harbour Master was Timothy OConnor, Tarbert Island. David Wilde R.N. was the Chief Officer in charge of the Coastguard Station. John O’Dea was the agent for the Waterford Steam Ship Co. The Munster & Leinster Bank was managed by Henry Grainger. James Lenihan was the Postmaster, emigration and newsagent. There were two National Schools, one with Patrick Hynes as Master under the management of the Parish Priest and the Protestant School with James McKeon as Master. 114 years later and how times have changed, as they say the past is a different country. TARBERT GAA Weekly Lotto: There was no winner of our lotto jackpot draw of €1,800 held on Saturday 11th January 2020. Winning numbers were 04, 13, 14, 31. Lucky dips winners of €20 were Paddy Stack Ballyhahill, Kerry Murphy, Laura Normile, K O’ Connell. Draw next week is in the Swanky. Jackpot €1,900. AGM 2020: Our Annual General Meeting was held last Saturday evening 11th January at 8pm in the Community Centre Tarbert. Both the Chairman and Secretary addressed the members on topics both on and off the pitch. Our 3 year plan and vision for 2020 - 2022 was also reviewed and the full plan will be published on social media over the coming weeks. Elected Officers and Committee for the year ahead: Chairperson : Joe Coolahan Vice Chairperson : Kieran Foley Secretary : John Diggins Treasurer : Sean Finucane Assistant Treasurer : Marie Mulvihill PRO: Steve Denihan Assistant PRO: John O’ Dowd Registrar : Shane Sheehan Assistant Registrar : John O Connell County Board Delegate : Eamon Egan North Kerry Board Delegate : Kieran Foley Child Welfare and Protection : Julie Finucane Wellbeing : Marie Mulvihill

IRISH EMBASSADOR VISITS TARBERT COMPREHENSIVE… As part of Global Ireland 2020 initative the Irish Embassador to Malawi Mr. Gerard Cunningham and Corporal Sean Neville from the Irish army met with Leaving Certificate Students and members of the students’ council. They presented a UN flag and a copy of the Charter of the United Nations to school which was accepted on behalf of the school community by Mr. Prendiville the school principal. Mr. Cunningham a native of Athea is a past pupil of the school and was delighted to return to Tarbert Comprehensive to speak with the students. The presentation by Mr. Cunningham and Corporal Neville was warmly welcomed by the students and was followed by a great question and answer session.


KILFLYNN ABBEYDORNEY /KILFLYNN ACTIVE GROUP The Abbeydorney/Kilflynn Active Retirement Group will meet on Wednesday January 15th at 1 p.m. in the Community Hall, Abbeydorney for a social afternoon. All new members welcome. Please contact Karen on 066 7135831 for information. CROTTA LOTTO RESULTS The numbers drawn out of the drum by Independent observer: Ger McCarthy Lissanerla Abbeydorney on Monday night 13th January in Herbert’s Bar, Kilflynn were 22,24,25and 28. There was No winner of €14,600 Jackpot. The following won €35 in the lucky dip draw: Aidan Shanahan, Tullig, Kilflynn, Megan Weir, Castletown, Kilflynn and Aidan Shanahan, Tullig, Kilflynn . The next draw will take place in Parker’s Pub, Kilflynn on Monday 20th January at 10.30p.m with a €14,700 Jackpot. Tickets are available at 2 Euro each or 3 for 5 euro from Club tickets sellers or you can also play on Thank you for your supporting the club lotto is greatly appreciated. Check out for more information. CROTTA WREN GROUP A Huge THANK YOU to the Crotta Wren group who worked tirelessly Thursday, 26th December (St Stephen’s Day) and in the process raised a rewarding sum of €1,165.35 for Crotta Coiste na nÓg. The wren group included Sonny Egan, Paddy Weir, John Howard, Paul & Stephen Shanahan,CIllian Hussey, Connor Brennan, Mary Dowling, Shauna and Amy Cronin. Thanks also to John Mahony for kindly lending us his van for the day. It never ceases to amaze us the welcome, hospitality and support we receive from everybody in our beautiful community. On behalf of Crotta Hurling Club THANK YOU. Happy New Year to Everybody DANCING IN KILFLYNN Dancing recommenced on Monday 20th January in St. Columbas Centre, Kilflynn after the festive season. Dancing will continue every Monday at 8.45p.m Plenty of fun and exercise guaranteed. THANK YOU On Friday January 10th Mike and Noreen Murphy Dromakee kilflynn, presented a cheque of €362.92 to the palliative care unit of University Hospital Kerry, Mike and Noreen would like to thank everyone who came to view their Christmas lights Display at their home, and made a donation to such a worthy cause. Many thanks also to those who helped to publicise the lighting display this year. MERCY MOUNTHAWK PRESENTS “HAIRSPRAY” Best wishes to the Cast of Mercy Mounthawk School, Tralee who presents a production of a muchloved musical “ Hairspray”, at Siamasa Tire on Wednesday 22nd January until Saturday 25th January at 8.00p.m especially to St Treasa’s National School, Kilflynn past pupils Conor and Darragh Breen, Eoin Griffin and Geraldine Knott. CROTTA HURLING CLUB SOCIAL A Club Social is planned for Friday 21st February 2020 at Ballyroe Heights Hotel, Tralee to honour the County Minor champions of 2019. More details later . ABBEYDORNEY/KILFLYNN CONFERENCE ST.VINCENT DE PAUL Confidential contact num is 087 7086253 ST. MARY’S CHURCH NEWS Mass will be celebrated on Saturday evening 18th January at 6.00p.m Paddy Brennan, Rea, Kilflynn DARTS The winners of the doubles darts competition in Parker’s Lounge Bar, Kilflynn , on Saturday 11th January were Phil Morris and Jason Nolan who defeated Padraig Fuller and Darragh Mulvhiill in the final. The winners will receive a leg of lamb each. The next darts doubles tournament takes place on Saturday 18th January at 10.30p.m in Parker’s Lounge Bar. The winners of the weekly darts will receive a leg of lamb each. All names in for 10.20p.m.

John & Jackie Kissane lit up Kilpadogue, Tarbert with their Christmas Lights Display and raised an amazing total €2,100 for Milford Hospice by doing so

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BALLYBUNION THE COMMUNITY CENTRE / BEALE GAA LOTTO Sunday 12th January 2020, was held in “Garrett’s Hibernian Bar”  The numbers drawn were: 5, 9, 16 & 28 There was no winner of the € 2,650 Jackpot.   The lucky dip winners are:  €40 - Denis Hennessy, Beale, Annual Ticket, c/o Bunker €30 - Maura Doran, Annual Ticket, c/o Brid Griffin €20 - Noah Culhane, Tarbert  5 Free tickets: P Mc Sweeney, c/o The Olde Attic Next week’s draw will be held in “The Exchange Bar” on Sunday, 19th January, 2020 at 9.30pm, and the Jackpot is € 2,700 COMMUNITY EMPLOYMENT VACANCIES Enquiries to Saothair na nAbhann Community Employment Office, Ballybunion Community Centre. Phone 068 - 27799 (mornings only) or email: saothairnanabhann@ GET BALLYBUNION WALKING! We are hitting the streets and beach again this January. Starting on Thursday, January 16th, for six weeks, everyone is welcome to get together at our pitch to walk off the Xmas excess, catch up with friends and neighbours and banish the winter blues. Come along and register at Páirc de Staic, Sandhill Road, on Thursday, January 16th, at 6.30pm. Walk starts at 7 o’clock. Ensure you have proper walking shoes and a HiViz jacket. In the interest of safety, we regret dogs are not allowed.  We are delighted to be involved in this initiative with Get Ireland Walking, in organizing a 5km walk around the beaches and streets of Ballybunion. The GAA, in partnership with RTE’s Operation Transformation, is seeking to bring together communities across the 32 counties to enjoy healthy walks in the safe, bright, environs of their GAA club. Come along and join in the fun! TABLE QUIZ IN AID OF THE CHEMOTHERAPY UNIT In University Hospital Kerry will take place on the 18th January in Jack J’s Bar Asdee village at 9pm. Tables of four, €20 a table, Raffle held on the night. For further information contact Con Carmody (0873657844), Please spread the word, all support and donations would be greatly appreciated. Hope to see you there, thanking you, The Carmody Family WILD ATLANTIC SONGWRITER SESSION This will be the first songwriter’s session in Ballybunion. We have amazing songwriters. Some award winning & some starting out but all great songwriters. It is going to be a special night. Performances start at 9:30, Performances by Seamus Harty, Leevy, Karrie O’Sullivan, Dermot Kelly, Cneasta & Maude Adams. This will take place on Thursday 23rd January in The Exchange Inn Admission is free. For more info, contact 087-1234 546   GUESS THE CHEF IS BACK A 4 course dinner prepared by a visiting Mystery chef. Prize for the person who can correctly guess the identity of the chef on the night. Proceeds in aid of the Kerry Hospice Foundation and is been held in Kilcooly’s Country House on 31st January. Tickets are €32.50 per person, please phone 068-27112/ 086-815 9455   BEACH LIFEGUARD COURSE Beach lifeguard course will be held in Tralee Sports Complex on Feb 29th-Mar 1st, March 14th,15th & 17th. And May 2nd-4th on Fenit beach. Rescue 3 required. Must be 16 years minimum.  Cost: €250. Contact Mairead O’Neill on 0863937654 AWARENESS OF THE ENVIRONMENT  Anyone who is concerned of the environment and our beautiful beaches, The Ballybunion Community Forum have just launched a backpack that encourages a person to pick up pieces of plastic while out for a walk & take it home to be disposed of correctly. The bag also has a compartment for dog fouling, so you don’t have to be walking around with the bag in your hand. The bag is available at the Tourist Office for just €5.  


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. 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 BALLYLONGFORD BINGO Ballylongford Bingo will take place on Saturday 18th January at 8pm in Ballylongford Parish Hall. FREE INTERNET CLASSES Morning and evening classes available. Venues: Ballybunion Community Centre / Listowel Community Centre / Tarbert Bridewell. Contact Mary (087) 7826432.   IRISH MUSIC SESSIONS Irish Music Sessions take place in Ballybunion on Tuesday night in the Feale Bar, Thursday nights in The Exchange inn, Friday night in Kilcooly’s, Sat Night in Kilcooly’s, Sun nights in the Railway Bar   CHILDREN’S ART AND CRAFT WINTER TIMETABLE Art and Craft classes for Children every Saturday Time 11am --1pm. Lap-over. 12 -- 2pm. At the cottage Studio Gallery, Cinema Lane, Ballybunion. All welcome and all materials supplied. Drop in class, no need to book. Marie telephone 0860664435 and email SOCIAL DANCING Social Dancing takes place every Tuesday night from 7.30pm – 9.30pm in the Hibernian Bar.   BALLYBUNION TAEKWON-DO Classes for children, teens and adults, in Ballybunion Community Centre every Wednesday and Friday. New class for beginners aged 5yr to 9yr on Wednesday at 5:15pm. Contact Michael on 087 9245637. BALLYBUNION HEALTH AND LEISURE CENTRE Opening hours are as follows... 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 Surf set, Hydro bikes, 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: 068-28111 or follow our Facebook page Ballybunion Health & Leisure Centre for regular updates. 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: 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: 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 |

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LOTTO DRAW The results of the Ballyduff GAA Club weekly Lotto Draw for Monday December 30th are as follows: The numbers drawn were 8, 9, 18 & 23. There was no winner of the €1,900 Jackpot and the following won €50 each: Paddy Joe O’Connor, Kilmoyley Natalie O’Connor, Ballincrossig Mike Hussey/Caoimhe O’Sullivan, C/o Purcell’s Bar, Ballyduff

BINGO AND BLOTTO There was no winner of the €5,000 Jackpot in the last week’s draw. The numbers drawn were: 17, 21, 27, 31. Lucky Dips: €100: Emer & Ronin Kidney, Limerick. €50: John Williams, Ballybunion. €20 each: Chloe Goulding, c/o Nora Fitz. John O’Connor, Tournafulla. Noma Long O’Connor, Asdee. Kay Stack, Dromerin. Marcella & Morice Hannon, c/o Nora Fitz. FREE TICKETS: Aisling Fitzmaurice, Leitrim Middle. Kitty Culhane, Leitrim Middle. Vinnie Wrenn, Athea. Liam & Jackie Carmody, Ballylongford. Barbara Walsh, Convent Cross, Listowel. This week’s Bingo & Blotto will be on Thursday, January, 16 2020 in The Marian Hall. The Jackpot is €5,500. SPLIT THE BUCKET The next draw will be held this Friday, January 17. Please support your local school. MOYVANE BADMINTON Division 3 Ladies League Final. Moyvane were narrowly defeated by Listowel in sets. Team: Carmel Hudson, Denise Collins, Bridget McCarthy and Francine Collins. Listowel Divisions 1 & 2 Mixed and Doubles Tournament Results:Winner Helen Browne. Division 3 Runners Up Carmel Hudson.Division 5 Mixed winner Charlotte Quinn. MOYVANE GAA LOTTO: There was no winner of last week’s jackpot of €6,600 the numbers drawn were 12, 20, 21, 29. Lucky Dips: €40 each Willie Brouder, Kilbaha. Pat Scanlon, Listowel. Linda Grandison c/o Elieen Curtin. Tim Joe Sheehan, Moyvane. Brendan Walsh c/o M Walsh. Club Lotto: There was no winner of this weeks jackpot of €6,800 the numbers drawn were 1,5,17and 22 next weeks jackpot will be on January the 19th at Speedy’s Bar at 10pm next weeks jackpot will be €6,900. Last Sunday night draw results: Lucky Dips of €40.00 each: Mary Holland,Tarmons Hill. John O’Connor,Kilbaha. Yvonne Corcoran, Ashgrove, Moyvane. Tom Hudson,Kilbaha. Mag Lynch, Moyvane Village. Club Draw: Moyvane Gaa are once again selling national GAA club draw tickets.They cost €10 and are available from any committee member or player. Membership is open for the year at €40 for players and €20 for student players and ordinary members. Membership can be paid to any committee member.

TV DRAW: Christopher Ross, Lacca, Ballyduff. Michael Hussey, Ardfert Eileen Dee, Derryra, Ballyduff 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. BINGO Bingo takes place at Ballyduff Community Centre on each Friday night commencing at 8.30pm sharp. Come along and try your luck. BALLYDUFF IN BLOOM We would like to acknowledge the recent grant of €1000 from the minister for Rural & Community Development. It will be used for the development of a new shrub bed and the purchase of equipment and materials. FREE TUITION Free One to One tuition for Smartphone/Tablet/Laptop starting on Thursday January 23rd 2020 from 11.55am – 1.15pm at Causeway Comprehensive School. Contact Kay 087 9373741 DEATH The death took place in Ballyduff of Catherine Doherty (née O’Brien), Grove Avenue, Finglas, Dublin and formerly of Main Street, Ballyduff. She reposed at her residence in Ballyduff and her remains were removed to SS Peter’s & Paul’s Church, Ballyduff. Requiem Mass was held in Ballyduff. Mass of the Dead took place at St. Canice’s Roman Catholic Church, Finglas, Dublin and burial was in Glasnevin Cemetery. BALLYLONGFORD BINGO Bingo will take place on this Saturday January 18th at 8.00pm in Ballylongford

Parish Hall. LADY’S WALK HURLING The Annual General Meeting of the Lady’s Walk Hurling Club will be held at Lowe’s Bar, Ballyduff on this Friday January 17th at 8.30pm. COISTE NA NÓG Split The Bucket: Ballyduff Coiste na nOg is running a Split the Bucket. Draws take place every two weeks and buckets can be found in local businesses. It’s easy to enter, just put €2 in the envelope provided, put your name on it and put it in the bucket. The next draw will take place on this Friday January 17th. BALLYDUFF GAA NEWS GAA Club A.G.M: The Annual General Meeting of the “Michael Mulvihill” Ballyduff Hurling and Football Club was held in the Clubrooms on Friday night last. The following Officers were elected for 2020. President: Teddy Hennessy Vice Presidents: Gerald McKenna, Mike Joe Quinlan, Brendan Hennessy, Martin Ross (USA) Patrons: Fr Brendan Walsh, Fr Seamus O’Connell Chairman: Liam Ross Vice - Chairman: Teddy O’Sullivan Secretary: Michael Hussey Assistant Secretary: James O’Callaghan Treasurer: Noel Browne Assistant Treasurers: Elaine Curley & Ailish Segal PRO: Jack Harrington Children’s Officer: Marie Lucid Lotto Officers: Mary O’Sullivan & Paudie County Health & Safety Officer: Mike Guerin County Board Delegate: Tom O’Sullivan NKFB Delegates: Jack Harrington & John Paul Leahy NKHB Delegates: Teddy O’Sullivan & James O’Callaghan The position of Assistant P.R.O will be filled at the first meeting of the Club Executive. NEW YEAR DANCE CLASSES FOR ADULTS Classes include Waltzing, Jiving, Quicksteps, Foxtrots etc. Commencing Monday 20th January at Listowel Emmets GAA Clubhouse. Beginners 7-8pm & Advanced 8-9.30pm. More info from 087 2817972

AGM: The AGM of Moyvane GAA was held on Saturday last and the following officers were elected for the coming year: President: Paudie Hanrahan. Vice Presidents: Liam Hanrahan. Eddie Stack. Stevie Stack. John C. Cunningham. Denis O’Connor. Fr.Kevin McNamara. Chairman: Micheal Walsh. Vice Chairman: Mike Brosnan. Secretary: Aine Cronin. Treasurer: Martin Kennelly. Assistant Treasures: Mike O’Sullivan. Teddy Keane. PRO: Charlene Mulvihill. Children’s Officer: Paddy Leahy. Coaching Officer: Shane Stack. Development Officer: Brian Stack. Health and Wellbeing Officer: Charlene Mulvihill. Cultural Officer: Tara Mulvihill. County Board Delegate: Eddie Joe Mulvihill. North Kerry Board Delegates: Micheal Walsh and Aine Cronin. Team Management for the coming year: Senior Manager: Diarmuid Fitzmaurice. Senior Selectors: Donal Kearney and Conor O’Flynn. Junior Manager: Mike Ahern. Junior Selector: Timmy Kennelly. 1 TBC. U21 Selector: Johnny Stack Johnny Mulvihill. Minor Selector: Noel Stackpoole and Mike Kissane. Thanks for all your support throughout the year from Moyvane Gaa. Happy New Year to all of you and all the best for 2020. PHECC (Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council) Will hold a Cardiac First Responders Course in The Marian Hall on Saturday, January 25 from 10.00am to 4.00pm. Learn CPR & AED skills for FREE. Courses taught locally by PHECC accredited instructors through the National Ambulance Service training centre, in conjunction with the Irish Heart Foundation. Slots are still available. Contact Eoin on 083 1498632. This is a worthwhile course and could possibly save someone’s life. BALLYLONGFORD BINGO Will take place on Saturday, January 18 at 8.00pm in Ballylongford Parish Hall. Looking forward to seeing you. MASSES FOR THE WEEK CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION, MOYVANE: Saturday, January 18 Anniversary Mass at 7.30pm for Bill Horan, Aughrim and deceased members of te Horan Family. Sunday, January 19 Mass at 11.00am for Annie McMahon, Carrickerry (Mother of Julie Fitzmaurice, Mail Road Cross) CHURCH OF CORPUS CHRISTI, KNOCKANURE: Sunday, January 19 Mass of Thanksgiving at 10.00am.


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BALLYLONGFORD DANCE CLASSES Variety Dance Classes for adults every Friday night in the Parish Hall, Ballylongford from 7.30 to 9pm. A fun way to learn how to dance. Classes include polkas, waltzing, jiving, quick-steps and social dancing. TABLE QUIZ A Fundraising Table Quiz in aid of “Comfort for Chemo” will be held at Jack J’s Bar on this coming Saturday night 18th January at 9pm. This promises to be a great night and your support would be very much appreciated. For further information contact Con Carmody on 087-3657844 RAMBLING HOUSE Rambling House in the Ballylongford Parish Hall on Saturday 25th of January from 9 pm to 12 midnight. All are very welcome. CHIROPODIST A Chiropodist will be available in the Parish Hall, Ballylongford on Wednesday. 29th January next. Please call 087-7672172 if you would like to book an appointment. BINGO FOLLOWERS The next Bingo night will be held in the Parish Hall, Ballylongford on next Saturday night. 18th January at 8pm. All welcome. SYMPATHY Sincerest sympathy is extended to the family of Pat Joe Keane R.I.P. of St Patrick’s Terrace Tarbert and formerly of Lenamore, Ballylongford who passed away on Thursday January 9th last Requiem Mass took place on Tuesday last in St Mary’s Church Tarbert followed by interment afterwards in Lislaughtin Abbey. Sympathy is also extended to the O’Sullivan family of Charles Street Listowel and formerly of Graffa on the passing of Noreen O’ Sullivan who died on Thursday 9th January. Requiem Mass took place on Saturday morning last in St Mary’s Church Listowel with interment afterwards in St Michael’s Cemetry Church St, Listowel. Noreen was a sister of the late Tom R.I.P.who for many years operated a jeweler shop in Church Street. Sympathy is also extended to John James O’ Mahony and family of Kilcolgan, Tarbert on the sad passing of his sister Marie Carmody (née Mary Ann Mahony) Maglass, Ballymcelligott, Tralee and formerly of Kilcolgan Tarbert who died on Saturday 4th January last. Requiem mass took place in St Brendan’s Church Clogher on Thursday 9th January with interment afterwards in Clogher Cemetery. May they Rest in Peace. ROAD WORKS Road Works will continue all next week on the R551on the main Ballylongford to Tarbert Road. Traffic light systems in place on the R551 so please drive carefully. Anybody travelling to Abbeyfeale v Kilmorna are also advised that a Full road closure on the Kilmorna road will be in operation from Monday the 13th to Friday 17th of January and again from Monday the 20th to Friday the 24th of January between the times of 8am to 6pm on each day. People travelling to Abbeyfeale will have to divert by Athea or Listowel. SKILLS COURSE An Autism and Social Skills Course will take place in Listowel Arms Hotel on Saturday 25th January next commencing at 10.30am and concluding at 3.30pm for parents, teachers, SNAs, careers, therapists and other professionals. To get further information please phone 087 2945 977 or Book online on REFLEXOLOGY/BABY MASSAGE CLASSES Will commence at Listowel Family Resource Centre on this coming Friday. January 17 at 10am and runs for five weeks. Early booking advised as places are limited Further details from Toni Clarke on 068 23584. O’RAHILLY G.A.A. CLUB Ballylongford GAA Weekly Lotto Friday January 10th @ The Horse & Hound. Jackpot €9450. Numbers Drawn 5, 18, 19, 29. No Winner. Lucky Dips €20 Shauna Walsh Rusheen, P J Mulvihill Rusheen, Tom Roche Moyvane. 3 Free Tickets Kay Dunlea Main Street. Bar Prize Catherine Mahony Rusheen. Thank you for your Support. CHURCH NOTICES The following are the Notices for St Michael the Archangel Church for this coming week: Reader’s for Saturday 18th January: Helen Dineen. Sunday 19th January: Nancy Dee. Church & Sanctuary: Carmel Mahony, Ann Fitzgerald, Margaret Flavin. Eucharistic Ministers for January: Saturday Vigil Mass 7.00pm: Joe Deegan, Johanne Sheehan, and Mary Moroney. Sunday 10.30am: Deirdre O Neill and Margaret Walsh. Counters for January: Jose Deenihan, Paddy Kennelly and Chris O Donoghue. Altar Servers for January: Saturday Vigil 7.00pm: Maurice Flavin and Ryan Kennelly. Sunday 10.30am: Hannah Collins. 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. 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@ or estuarytrophies or contact Numbers (068) 43938 or 087 9528919.


DUAGH LYREACROMPANE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT WEEKLY LOTTO RESULTS 12/01/19 - Jackpot €5,300 Numbers drawn 5 - 8 - 12 - 19. No winner €35 Tim O Sullivan O Learys Cross €20 Eileen Long Carrigcannon Free Ticket Winners Joanie Kennelly Rathea, Dave Murphy Glashnanoone Joan Long Dromadda, John Scannell Duagh Next week’s jackpot €5,450 Lyreacrompane Community Development thank you for your continued support. DUAGH GAA LOTTO RESULTS No winner of the jackpot of €2,300. Numbers drawn 1, 6, 18, 23.  €20 to: Sheila Buckley Foildarrig Helen O Connor Tooreen Margaret Dowling Gortaclahane Rebecca Murphy Toor Tom O Connor Knockundervaul 5 x 5 frees to: Duagh Creche Jennifer Daughton Duagh Molly Dennehy Duagh Donal Fitzgerald Duagh Sean Musgrave Duagh.  Sellers prize Goulds. Next weeks jackpot €2400 with draw in O Briens bar Monday night at 9.30pm    DUAGH SPORTS COMPLEX CONCERT Michael English & his full band, supported by Shaun O’Dowd, will be playing at Duagh Sports Complex, 27th March. Tickets available from Steve’s Shop, Duagh, & Kay’s Children’s Shop, Listowel. Or Contact Geraldine on 087 2684540 for more info DUAGH/LYRE COMMUNITY GAMES Annual Awards Night:  Last Friday night wild and blustry on the outside but  in Duagh NS it was cosy and entertaining  as Duagh/ Lyre Community Games held their annual awards night.  Duagh/ Lyre Community Games awards night recognises  all participants for their efforts in participating for their area in events and activities such as Art, handwriting,  gymnastics, music, athletics, team sports namely: basketball, soccer, futsal, tag rugby and draughts for 2019.  Duagh/Lyre excelled in many areas during the year  in County, Munster and National events.  This success was largely due to the hard work of participants supported by their parents, families and community games committee.  The awards night was well attended, great thanks goes to parents as we are aware that in the busy lives that we live it can be hard to find time but these memories are treasured along the way by our youth.  The awards were presented by Norma Doran and Sheila Cahill members of Duagh/ Lyre steps to health team and Susan Galvin.   MC on the night was Nelius Collins.  Entertainment was provided by Sadie and Michael Duffy who danced a reel on stage, Caoimhe Harte who sang “Someone you loved” and Tara, Oisín and Daibhéad who rocked the village with their two classic hits.  The talent received rapturous applause from the audience, showing that there is an abundance of talent out there in our area.  Representing our area in County competitions we had over 100 participants and each participant received a trophy to mark their efforts.   Munster Competitions: In the first weekend of Munster competitions Duagh/Lyre had two teams competing in the draughts competition u10 and u14.  It was the first time we had two teams competing in this event at Munster level.   The u10 team won silver medals and they thoroughly enjoyed the event. Team: Thomas Cahill, Caitlin McMahon, Luke Bambury-Lawson, Gearoid  Buckley, Orla O’Regan, Jamie Daly and Eric Sheehy. In the u14 team of Luke Sheridan,  Jack Collins, Jack Sheehy, Noelle Dillon Margaret Dore,  James Dillon and Dermot O’Brien won certificates with all the majority of the team out of age. Skittles: Our u14 skittles team competed in the second weekend of Munster finals and unlucky not to get through to finals.  Team: Jack Collins, Jack O’Carroll, Denis Gould, Dylan Stack, Aoibhínn Harte, Angharad Cudlipp and Niamh Buckley. National Awards:  Cross Country - Our first National awards went to James Dillon who was part of the U14 Kerry cross country team; this was James first time at National finals.  James put in hours of training and commitment in the run up to the competition with training in Killarney.  Ball Throw: Next up was the turn of Dylan

Buckley taking part in his second National finals in the U12 ball throw. Dylan really has a brilliant throwing arm and really enjoyed this event. Athletics: Turning to the track our sprint athlete Saoirse Dillon was welcomed on stage; Saoirse won National gold in the U12 100m.  Saoirse is a very talented sprinter who has represented Duagh/Lyre for the past five years in athletics at National Community Games medalling on each occasion.  Saoirse is the current 80m All Ireland sprint champion, and continues to excel in athletics.  We wish Saoirse the best of luck in the year ahead with the athletics season starting shortly.  Our next track athlete was Kate Sheridan, her first outing to the National stage and took part in the U10 hurdles competition.  This was not easy for Kate on day one of the competition, feeling poorly but wanted to take part in the big occasion.  Kate ran a really gutsy race and finished third to qualify for the semi-finals on day two.  Day two, Kate rang out of her skin in the semi and qualified for her first National final running a gutsy race to win bronze a year out of age.  Kate is a determined athlete who has a bright future.   Art: Erin Welch is a very talented artist who represented our area at National finals in Art, unfortunately unlucky this year but ended the year on a high note winning the Zurich Young Portrait Prize  which was exhibited in the National Gallery Millennium Wing Studio and in the Crawford Art Gallery in Cork.  Congratulations Erin your future is bright.  Cycling on Grass:  Duagh/Lyre had three representatives at National finals: U12 Ronan Sheridan and Aibhilín Cudlipp and in the U14’s Angharad Cudlipp.  It was Ronan and Aibhilín’s first time taking part in the National finals, with Angharad returning from last year after winning gold in the u12 race.  All three cyclists put in strong performances in their semi-finals with Ronan and Angharad securing a place in the final. Aibhilín put in a determined race and was unlucky not to go through but thoroughly enjoying the competition.  Weather on the day was atrocious and not easy for competitors on the grass or off trying to stay warm and dry.  In the U14 girl’s finals Angharad won silver, cycling a year out of age and continuing on her lucky trend of wearing odd socks in the competition.  Angharad put in a hard race and was up there for a while and continued her determination to the end, the sign of a great competitor.  This lady excels every year at this event and continues to like the hard work that goes with.  In the U12 boys finals Ronan Sheridan taking part in his first National final cycled his heart and soul out, he left absolutely everything he had on the grass.  It was a close race between him and another competitor with everyone on tender hooks waiting on the results for quite a while.  Anyone who isn’t aware of this event it’s not as simple as cycling, first of all it’s on grass and then throughout the laps there are hotspots, these hotspot give you points depending on where you finish coming through them, the points are then tallied and results announced.  It was close but went the way of a very happy and smiling Ronan, first trip to National finals and returning home with gold.   All three cyclists were very impressive and we wish them the best going forward.  Thanks to all our participants in 2019 we made some great memories and friends along the way.   Overall Duagh/Lyre received a National Area Award and Gold in the steps to health campaign; another great result thanks to the efforts of each participant, parent and volunteer who played a part.   Thanks to everyone who supported and participated in our area in 2019, it is recognised by our committee and this is the success that we stand on together.  Thanks to the continued efforts of our committee and those who are taking the teams going forward in the year ahead.  Team: Together everyone achieves more, here’s to a great 2020.     U13 boys Basketball:   Congratulations to our u13 boys basketball team on getting through to the semi finals today. In the end the boys returned to Duagh/Lyre with Pewter medals and four games of basketball. Well done boys and to coach Ann Scanlon. A great start to 2020. Further details to follow.   MOBILE LIBRARY Will be in Duagh on Wed 29th of January from 9.45-10.45 at the school and the Family Centre. It will be in Lyreacrompane on Thursday 30th January from 3-3.45. For any queries, please contact 087 2896998 (North & West Kerry)

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Welcome to San Rita Wellness weekly column…

Are things returning to normal now that we are in the middle of January? Last week we spoke about the 3 Rs- Recognise, Remove and Replace the kind of foods that we don’t get a nutritional value from. As our San Rita Wellness ethos is “Eat well, Feel well, Live well” it’s very important to eat regular well balanced meals now that routine is restored in many homes. Q. Are your meal times more regular ? Q. Is there more structure/plannng in your meals ? Q. Do you enjoy your meals more when you plan them ahead of time ? A little bit of food for thought there. Whether its 3 main meals or 5 smaller meals it doesn’t matter once you feel satisfied and getting a healthy nutritional balance.When we talk about healthy nutritional balance it’s all about not having too much of one thing and not enough of the other. Breakfast is one of the most important meals of the day as by skipping breakfast has it’s implications eg. feeling weak, poor concentration and the impulse to pick for the rest of the day. Lunches can get boring if you keep having the same old thing, but as it’s the meal that has to carry you until dinner time we would encourage you to include carbs to help you feel fuller for longer. Dinner is probably one of the easiest meals to get in variety such as Carbs,veg and protein.The golden rule is your plate should mentally be divided in 3 ie. 1/2 veg,1/4 carb and 1/4 protein. Thought for the week ! Make sure to eat a proper breakfast,lunch and dinner as all of these will help to keep you slimmer. Check us out on Facebook San Rita Wellness for details of all our weekly meetings


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Listowel Celtic’s Mary Kearney, Ciara Henderson and Lily Toomey who played for the Kerry under 15’s who beat Desmond League 2-1 in The Gaynor Cup in Castleisland last Saturday evening The O’Connor brothers of Ahascra Lisselton (l-r): Eddie Joe, Joseph, John, Martin & Jimmy in Brosnan’s Bar Listowel on Saturday night; where they celebrated Joseph’s 60th Birthday. Photo Seán Doyle

Listowel Badminton Committee at The Listowel Annual Badminton Tournament last weekend: Back L-R: Tom McElligott, Michael McGrath Munster President, Junior Griffin Listowel President, James Sheehan Chairman. Front: Margaret Healy Secretary, Patricia O Herlihy Club Grade

Anxiously waiting for the hunt to start at Duagh village on Sunday were Emily and Amy O Keeffe with Lucy Kelly. Photo Moss Joe Browne

Mike Higgins (2nd from right) celebrating his 50th birthday with friends in Finucanes Bar Ballylongford on Saturday night

The Duagh hunt last Sunday ready to start at the cross roads in the village. Photo Moss Joe Browne

The O’Rourke family of Ballyduff presenting a cheque from generous donations that were received at Mary B O’Rourke’s funeral who sadly passed away on 15th December 2019 to the staff at Listowel Community Hospital who looked after Mary B so kindly while in their care

The Chairperson of the Board of Management of Presentation Secondary School Listowel, Shay Downes and Principal Eileen Kennelly at the announcement of Department approval and the receipt of substantial funding towards the building of two state of the art Science Labs, specialist rooms and classrooms. This project will commence immediately with the appointment of the design team

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Keeping a close eye on proceedings at the Kingdom Greyhound Track on last Friday night were Patsy O Rourke with his son’s John and James from Ballyduff. Photo Moss Joe Browne

The Kerry under 13 girls team who played the Desmond League in the Gaynor Cup last Saturday. Listowel Celtic’s Laura Falvey, Eva Costello and Saoirse Kelly were part of the Kerry team

Albert Barrett, Richard Humbles, Caroline Hughes & Kay Lane enjoying the craic in the rear bar of Brosnan’s Listowel on Saturday night last. Photo Seán Doyle

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris pictured outside Listowel Garda Station with members of the Garda Station after he visited on Friday afternoon. This is the first time a serving Garda Commissioner has visited the Station

Congratulations to Presentation Secondary Schools’ Kerry Badminton Champions. The U14, U16 and U19 teams are all through to the Munster Final. Well done to the girls and their coaches

Kathleen Duggan from Derry, Listowel (a great local character) celebrated her 80th birthday on 3rd January last with a party at Tony and Imelda Garvey’s house and the guests included close neighbours as well as her brother Jimmy Duggan and his family from Murher, Moyvane

Blennerville Resource Centre’s Christmas visit to Lystoll Lodge Nursing Home Listowel, where they sung Carols with the Clients last December. Photo Seán Doyle

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Joseph O’Connor’s 60th Birthday Party in Brosnan’s Listowel on Saturday night; (l-r) Mary, Eileen, Mags, Ciara, Nicola, Amanda, Assumpta, Mary, Trish, Eileen & Jennifer. Photo Seán Doyle

Cathy Heaphy & Mgr. Damien O’Mahony at close of business on Saturday night last in Jumbos Listowel. Photo Seán Doyle


Attending the hunt at Duagh on Sunday were Liam O Flaherty, Damien Broderick, John Kelly with Tom and Kyle Broderick. Photo Moss Joe Browne

Junior Griffin Listowel President, Michael McGrath Munster President at The Listowel Annual Badminton Tournament last weekend

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The indoor season will kick off in earnest over the coming weeks. Lios Tuathail AC will take a good contingent of relays next Sunday to Nenagh for the Munster Relays. Best of luck to all teams, a lot of these athletes will be running for the first time in the renowned Nenagh arena. Best of luck to all athletes and all we ask is for you to do your best and have fun.

Thanks to Mike and Neilo who continue to develop this talented group

feale, the local bars and usual sellers. Our club lotto can also be played online by following the link on ​

Congratulations to Under 16 manager Chris Lyons and his partner Sarah Breen on the recent birth of their baby boy

National Club Draw; Tickets for the GAA National Club Draw are available to purchase from club officers and senior club players for €10 each. The range of prizes on offer are excellent, starting from a new Renault car, a travel voucher to the value of 2000 euro, shopping voucher for 1,000 euro, All-Ireland Football Final Package 2020 and many more. All proceeds from the sale of these tickets stay in the club.

Lios Tuathail AC Club AGM is fixed for Thursday 23rd @ 8pm Listowel Community Center. This is open for all to attend but we would especially like to see parents of athletes within the club to come along and shape the future of athletics in North Kerry.

OsKaRs All eight groups are very busy rehearsing and promise to bring you an incredible night. Tickets for this event which takes place on February 29th in the community centre in Listowel are now on sale. They are €25 each and can be got from any committee member. You are advised to get them as soon as you can as there will be big demand.

Club training times are as follows: Little Athletics : Saturday at 10am 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

FAI Course A PDP 1 course will take in Pat Kennedy Park on Saturday 22nd February This course is designed to introduce children to fun soccer games and fundamental movement skills. This course is a basic requirement for all coaches working with kids. It can be booked online at FAI Coaching.

Fixtures Sun 19th Jan: Indoors: Munster Relays & U17-U19 Field events in Nenagh


Sat 25th Jan: Indoors: National Junior & U/23 Indoor Championships Thur 30th Jan: Cross Country North Munster Schools XC Championships in Pallaskenry Sat 8th Feb: Cross Country: National Inter/Master/Juv “B” XC Thur 13th Feb: Cross Country: Munster Schools Cross Country Championships in Clarecastle Sat 15th Feb: Indoors: Munster U/9 to U/11 Indoor Championships & Men’s 3km in Nenagh Sat 16th Feb: Indoors: Munster Senior & Masters Indoor Championships Nenagh


Draw 13/01/20 - Numbers Drawn 4-24-29-30 Jackpot €4,000 not won - Lucky Dip Winners €40-John McCauliffe, Hollytree Drive €40-Jack Murphy c/o Brosnans €20-Dara Costello c/o Saddle €20-John O’Connor €20-Seamus Canavan, Dirha Cottages €20-Sean Gleeson, Ballygologue Park €20-Mary Dalton, Upper Bedford €20-Mike Keane (Promoter) Match 3-None Next Draw 20/01/20 at Mikes - Jackpot €4,100 Our under 12 boys played a 2-2 draw in a very wet Mastergeeha last Saturday. Celtic scorer was Cathal Byrne. Well done to coaches Jamie and Paddy Lynch U14 Premier League: Listowel Celtic 4 - 4 Killarney Celtic Not a day for soccer they said.. Think again as these 2 teams played out a high quality and entertaining draw at Pat Kennedy Park last Saturday. Listowel hit the ground running and led 2 nil after 10mins through Evan Boyle and Aaron Carey. Killarney Celtic settled into the game and caught us napping with a well worked free kick to leave the minimum between them at the break. 2nd half: Listowel again started well and had 2 more goals from the ever impressive Evan Boyle. 4-1 to the home side but Killarney weren’t done. They pulled 2 goals back and it was game on for the last 10mins. They were rewarded with an equaliser 4 mins from time. Celtic had a penalty shout in the last minute but the ref waved it away. Alas the final whistle sounded and a draw was the result. Both sets of players gave everything in hard conditions and deserve the utmost respect. Hard to pick out players in a game where everyone played their part but Pa Walsh and Oisin Healy in midfield, Alfie Dineen in defence and Evan Boyle up front were outstanding. Team: Mikey Fealey, Lee Dalton, Darragh O’Keeffe, Ben Carey, Alfie Dineen, Luke O’Regan, Oisin Healy, Pa Walsh, Aaron Carey, Evan Boyle, Joshua Magdziak. Subs. Ruairí Linnane, Tommy Carty, Leandro, Ciaran Clark, Eoin McElligott. Well done to coaches Brian Carty, Derek Fealey and Barry Healy Representing Kerry We had three girls on the Kerry Under 15’s that beat Desmond League 2 - 1 in Castleisland last Saturday evening in the Gaynor Cup. Well done Mary Kearney, Ciara Henderson and Lily Toomey who was captain. On the under 13’s we had Laura Falvey, Eva Costello and Saoirse Kelly who lost to the same opposition. Well done to all girls, a great achievement to wear the county jersey. Our Under 10 Boys visited Killorglin last Sunday for The ETP Blitz. Conditions were perfect for both teams with brilliant displays of football on show. Both teams had three twenty minute games against Kenmare, Castleisland and Camp. These boys seem to get better and better with each week and each game, definitely a group to keep an eye on in near future...

Beale seniors contest Division 4 of the County League with out first game on March 8th, when we host Fossa in Ballybunion. We then travel to Tarbert the following weekend. Other teams in this division are Lispole, Castlegregory, Firies, Scartaglin, Skellig Rangers, Renard, Knocknagoshel, Waterville and Finuge. We await details of the North Kerry League which starts in a few weeks. A date got the diary! The Beale Social will be on Saturday, February 8th. Medals will be presented to our victorious minors and juniors. Guest of honour on the night will be Ogie Moran, holder of 8 All-Ireland medals. Ógie was recently inducted into the GAA Hall of Fame and we are delighted to pay tribute to Ogie at our social. Tickets, priced €30, will be available in next few weeks. Interested in card playing? Join us in The Bunker on Thursday night from 8.30 til 11 o’clock for a game of 41. Get Ballybunion Walking! We are hitting the streets and beach again this January. Starting on Thursday, for six weeks, everyone is welcome to get together at our pitch to walk off the Xmas excess, catch up with friends and neighbours and banish the winter blues. Come along and register at Páirc de Staic, Sandhill Road, on Thursday, at 6.30pm. Walk starts at 7 o’clock. Ensure you have proper walking shoes and a Hi-Viz jacket. In the interest of safety, we regret dogs are not allowed. We are delighted to be involved in this initiative with Get Ireland Walking, in organizing a 5km walk around the beaches and streets of Ballybunion. Come along and join in the fun! Cúl Camps will again be scheduled in the summer, usually July and August. Coaches are sought for the camps. Anyone interested in applying for a position then please email CV to John Dillon, GDA, North Kerry.


Men’s Fourball Spring League Round 2 Ssored byAGC – Sun 12th Jan – Cashen 1st Kevin W Barry 9) & Thomas Healy (22) 47pts 2nd Senan Carroll (0) & Paul Roche (9) 46pts 3rd Tim Sheehan (20) & Patrick Shanahan (22) 46pts 4th Vincent Moloney (11) & Liam Carmody (6) 46pts Men’s Singles Stableford Spring League Round 3 Sponsored by AGC – Sunday 19th January 2020 – Cashen Course. Ladies Competitions: Fixtures: Ladies Tuesday Competition – Tuesday 21st January – Cashen Course. Senior Men’s Competition Front 9 – Thursday 9th January – Cashen Course 1st Michael Barrett 2nd John Kinsella 3rd Pat McLoughlin 4th Pat Costello Senior Men’s Competition Back 9 – Thursday 9th January – Cashen Course 1st John Maguire 2nd John Shier 3rd Brendan Daly 4th Frank Dore


The lotto draw for a jackpot of €9,200 was held in O’Connors Bar on Saturday night last. The numbers drawn were 6,11,23 and 29. There was no winner of the jackpot. The five lucky dips of €30 each were won by Noel O’Connell Co. Clare, Denis D. Lane Abbeyfeale, Ann Curtin Tournafulla, John Nolan Lyre Post Office and Kathleen Poff Knockbrack.

Membership; Membership rates for 2020 are: General Membership €30, Senior Players €50, College Students €30 and minor players €20. Family rates are also available. Benefits of membership are that players are insured to play; ordinary members can use the track at the field and can seek tickets from the club for Kerry games. It is also a great way to show your support for the club. Membership can be paid using the GAA app, on or by contacting any club officer. Referee; Anyone from the area that would like to become a referee for the club is asked to contact Dan Roche or John O’Keeffe to ensure they receive appropriate training. There is always a need for more referees and you can referee as many or as few games as you like. AGM; At the recent AGM Votes of Sympathy were passed for Brigella Barry, Tom Walsh, Peggy Keane and Mary Keane. A Vote of Sympathy was also passed for all associated with the club who lost loved ones during the year. 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. Please note that nothing else is acceptable other than clothing, shoes and handbags.


There was no winner of the €7500 jackpot. Numbers drawn were 7, 25, 31, 32. Lucky dip winners of €25 were 1. Milo & Conor Hussey, Ballyduff 2. Anne Dillon, Kilmorna 3. Larry White, Bedford, Listowel, 4. Patrick Toomey, 53. Collins Park, Abbey 5. Con Lynch, Gortromagouna, Next weeks jackpot will be upto €7600 with our next draw on Fri 17th January. Wishing our supporters both near and far a very healthy 2020. All at the club look forward to bringing positive developments throughout the year.


Annual General Meeting: The 34th Annual General Meeting of St. Marys Asdee GAA Club took place at the Community Centre on Saturday evening last January 11th that saw a good size attendance. Prior to the meeting getting underway there was a minute’s silence observed for all who suffered bereavements during the year gone by. Chairman, Sean Doran welcomed all to the meeting and thanked everybody for their great support once again during the year. Secretary, Mark Hanlon gave a detailed account of the Clubs activities on and off the field during the year. Treasurer John Joe O Carroll’s report, outlined the Club’s Finances. He thanked all those who had help and supported the club’s various fundraising activities throughout the year. The following officers were elected: Patron Fr. Michael Hussey, President John Doran, (Senior), Chairman Sean Doran, Vice Chairman John Kennedy, Secretary Mark O Hanlon, Assistant Secretary Kathleen Carmody, Treasurer John Joe O Carroll, Assistant Treasurers Tom O Sullivan and Ivan Tidings. Registrar Kevin Mulvihill, Score Officer Kathleen Carmody, Development and Safety Gerdie O Carroll, Children Welfare Officer Aine Kennedy, Alcohol and Substance Abuse Officer Kathleen Carmody, Coaching Officer John Kennedy, Delegates County Board Oliver Kearney, North Kerry Mark O Hanlon and Patsy Coughlan, Senior Team Management Team John Kennedy, Dan Dalton, Sean Doran, Mike Enright and Brian Coughlan. Membership of the Club is now open so anybody who would like to take out membership can do so by contacting Club Registrar, Kevin Mulvihill, Adults €20, Senior of Citizens and Under Age €10. It is important to note that Membership of the Club will close on Sunday March 31st and this will be strictly adhered to. Only fully paid up members will be in line for any match tickets that the Club may acquire. The Annual General Meeting of St. Marys, Asdee Coiste Na nOg will go ahead in the Community Centre on Wednesday January 15th with a starting time of 8pm sharp. It is very important that as many parents as possible to be in attendance.

The next draw will be for a jackpot of €9,300 and will be held in Walshs Bar on Saturday 8th February. Tickets are available from Kieran’s XL, Supervalu Abbey-

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CPR TRAINING The Hands for Life CPR training will be held in Coolard on Saturday 8th February 2020. 3 training sessions will be held at 10am. 11.30am and 1 o’clock . 30 people can be trained at each session. Please contact either of the numbers below to reserve a place. Eileen 087 6163138 or Brenda 087 6179350

Lotto Results Sunday 12th January 2020 Jackpot €2,100 No Jackpot Winner - Numbers : 2, 17, 22, 32. - Lucky Dip Winners €30 Tom O’Donnell | €30 Daniel Barrett €20 Robert Barry | €20 Bernadette Foran Bottle of Whiskey Catherine McKenna Tickets €2, 3 for €5 Next week jackpot €2,200 draw at the Halfway Bar Available at local shops, from club officers and Lotto sellers. Play online - Yearly tickets available from club officers.

Operation Transformation Due to Countrywide Orange Weather Alert for tomorrow Monday 13th. our OT walk in Coolard is cancelled. Weekly walks resume next Monday There is a Nationwide OT Walks Day on next Saturday 18th. Jan in various towns.

NKC Final DVD’s and 2020 club calendars available from Robert Barry, The Halfway Bar or contact any club officer. DVD €20 Calendar, €5 St Senans Car Windscreen Stickers available at Kelly’s Six Crosses. Bereavement: The death has occurred of Denis Shanahan, Knockbrane, Lixnaw. (Suddenly) on the 6th January, 2020, at his residence. Predeceased by his parents Maurice and Julia, brothers Michael, Tom and Jack. Sympathy to his brother Maurice, cousins, relatives, neighbours and many friends.


The Gaa Draw took place on 10/1/2020, in New Clubrooms in Coolard. The Jackpot was €7,300, there was no Jackpot winner the numbers drawn were as follows, 2, 4, 8, 29. Lucky dips were as follows, Trish Gogarty, Ballyconry. Dan O’ Donoghue, Bedford. Donal Enright, Dromerin. Martina Kennelly, Glouria. . The free tickets winners were as follows, Philip Moran, Kiltean. Ballymac GAA. Darragh Sheehy, Inch. The jackpot now stands at €7,400. Next weeks draw will take place in the thatch. AGM: Ballydonoghue AGM will took place in the New Coolard Clubrooms last Friday night. There was a great turn out from all the GAA community. We thanked Jim Finnerty for standing in the role as president for the past year. We also thanked the outgoing members of the officers board for all the time they gave so willingly to the club and because of them we have got to where we are today. Special thanks was given to Margaret kissane who has been children officer, Martin Sheehy who has been the clubs registrar, Pat O’ Sullivan as North Kerry Board Delegate, Paddy Madden as Treasurer and Eugene O’Sullivan as Chairperson. With out people like our out going committee members we would not be as strong a club as we are today having achieved such amazing positions of the past number of years. The new build in Coolard is a credit to all these people and the people of the parish. The following is the election of Officers for 2020: President: John Joe O’ Donnell Chairperson: To be decided at next committee meeting Vice Chairpersons: Oige Sheehy & Darren O’ Connor Secretary: Gerard Moran | Assistant Secretary: John O’ Mahony Registrar: Michael Mason | Joint Treasurers: Kerrie Brassil & Pa Foley Auditor: To be decided at committee meeting PRO: Martina Madden | Assistant PRO: Mairead Garvey Scor Officer: Katie Mc Namara Purcell | Safety Officer: Micheal Lynch Dev Officer: Eddie Houlihan | Coaching Officers: Mike Scanlon & P.J. Foley Children’s Officer: Mark Griffin | Health and Wellbeing Officer: Eileen Bunyan Charirperson Coiste na nÓg: Ogie Sheehy Secretary Coiste na nÓg: Brenda Mc Namara Delegate to Co.committee: Eamon Moran Delegate to NKB: decided at next committee meeting Data Protection Officer: Kathleen Wall Sheehy IT Officer: to be decided at next committee meeting.

Our nearest venue is Listowel Town Park. Walk is 5k & starts @ 11am. Assembly is near the community centre . Everyone welcome.


Gaa Weekly Lotto Draw - Friday January 10th @ The Horse & Hound Jackpot €9450 - Numbers Drawn 5 18 19 29 No Winner - Lucky Dips €20 Shauna Walsh Rusheen P J Mulvihill Rusheen Tom Roche Moyvane 3 Free Tickets Kay Dunlea Main Street Bar Prize Catherine Mahony Rusheen Thank you for your Support CLUB AGM: The AGM of Ballylongford Gaa was held on Friday last and the following officers were elected for the coming year: President: Alan Kennelly | Vice Presidents: Priests of the parish Chairman: John Joe Walsh | Vice Chairman: Conor Heaphy Secretary: Caroline O’Connor Treasurer: Eamon McElligott | Assistant Treasurer: Paudie Moroney PRO: Hughie Dineen | Registrar: Alan Kennelly Jnr Children’s Officer: Stephen Mulvihill | Coaching Officer: James O’Connor Scor Officer Noel Fennell County Board Delegate: John Joe Walsh N. Kerry Board Delegates: Caroline O’Connor, Stephen Mulvihill, John McEnery. Shannon Rangers Delegate Conor Heaphy. Senior Team: Manager James Cahilane


Lotto Draw 09/01/20 - €1100 Numbers drawn 5, 16, 27, 30 - No winner - Lucky dips €50 Tim Buckley Knockang €30 Cian O Murchi Liosarda €30 Paddy Kelly €20 Jerry Browne Bedford €20 Neilus Flaherty Moyvane Next weeks draw in Mikes - Jackpot €1200


Club Lotto: There was no winner of this weeks jackpot of €6,800 the numbers drawn were 1,5,17and 22 next weeks jackpot will be on January the 19th at Speedy’s Bar at 10pm next weeks jackpot will be €6,900

3. Yvonne Corcoran, 1 Ashgrove 4. Tom Hudson, Kilbaha 5.Mag Lynch, Moyvane Village Club Draw: Moyvane Gaa are once again selling national gaa club draw tickets. They cost €10 and are available from any committee member or player. Memberships is open for the year at €40 for players and €20 for student players and ordinary members.Membership can be paid to any committee member. AGM: The AGM of Moyvane Gaa was held on Saturday last and the following officers were elected for the coming year: President: Paudie Hanrahan Vice Presidents: Liam Hanrahan, Eddie Stack, Stevie Stack, John C Cunningham Denis O Connor, Fr. Kevin McNamara Chairman: Micheal Walsh | Vice Chairman: Mike Brosnan Secretary: Aine Cronin Treasurer: Martin Kennelly | Assistant Treasures: Mike O Sullivan, Teddy Keane PRO: Charlene Mulvihill | Children’s Officer: Paddy Leahy Coaching Officer: Shane Stack Development Officer: Brian Stack Health and Wellbeing Officer: Charlene Mulvihill Cultural Officer: Tara Mulvihill County Board Delegate: Eddie Joe Mulvihill North Kerry Board Delegates: Micheal Walsh, Aine Cronin Team Management for the coming year: Senior Manager: Diarmuid Fitzmaurice Senior Selectors: Donal Kearney, Conor O Flynn Junior Manager: Mike Ahern Junior Selector: Timmy Kennelly , 1 TBC U21 Selector: Johnny Stack, Johnny Mulvihill Minor Selector: Noel Stackpoole, Mike Kissane


On Sunday we had a 12 Hole 2 Man Scramble. 1st Alan Teahan and James Roche (6) = 38 Nett 2nd Jerry Kelleher and Noel Gilbride (6) = 39 Nett Next Sundays comp will be a 12 Hole Scramble. Timesheet available online


Racing as normal this Tue night with first of 10 races off at 6.58. We also race on Fri night with first of 10 races off at 7.44. On Sat night we have our annual awards night kindly and 12 dog finals sponsored by the KGOBA\KGSCC. The awards are for Dog of the year, bitch of the year, Public Trainer of the year, Private Trainer of the year, Owner of the year plus our Hall of Fame award. We also have the final of the ON2 525yds plus the first rounds of the Kingdom Stadium ON2 325yds. We race again on Sunday evening with first of eight races off at 6.35. We are currently taking entries for the GPW juvenile classic which starts on Fri Feb 21st.Entries and trial enquiries to racing office on 061 448057.

Lucky Dips of €40.00 each: 1. Mary Holland, Tarmons Hill 2. John O’Connor, Kilbaha

Listowel Celtics under 10 Boys who played in Killorglin in the ETP blitz last Sunday


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NORTH KERRY GAA Secretary Mairead O’Sullivan

Mobile: 086 3689061 | Email: RESULTS OF THE A.G.M OF NORTH KERRY FOOTBALL BOARD Chairman        Johnny Stack Moyvane Vice Chairman              Tom Moran                    Ballyduff Vice Chairman              John Ross                      Ballyduff Secretary:                      T.B.C. Assistant Secretary      T.B.C.  Treasurer:                      John Joe Walsh              Ballylongford   Assistant Treasurer:      Denis O’Connor              Moyvane Development Officer:  Eddie Anthony Walsh      Asdee P.R.O                             T.B.C.  Cultural Officer:           P.J. Mulvihill                    Moyvane Child Welfare Officer:    Julie Finucane                  Tarbert DELEGATE MEETING The first meeting of the North Kerry Football Board will take place on Monday 20th January 2020 in Christys,  The Well, Listowel at 8pm. Can all club delegates be in attendance please. 

Anxiously waiting for the hunt to start at Duagh village on Sunday were Emily and Amy O Keeffe with Lucy Kelly. Photo Moss Joe Browne

FINUGE GAA ARE MUNSTER SCÓR NA N’ÓG CHAMPIONS Finuge GAA took to the stage on Sunday 5th January in Ovens County Cork, only to come away with the Munster Champions title in Music Group.  The Finuge comprised of Kieran, Dáibhín, Caoimhe and Mikey. the group will now go forward to the All Ireland Finals at the I.N.E.C.  in Killarney on Sunday 1st February. Well done to all involved including group tutors Donagh and Neilus and Club Scór Officer Verona Brosnan Mackessy. And also Christy Killeen County Board Cultural Officer who also attended on the evening.  MCGRATH CUP  Taking to the field representing Kerry in the McGrath Cup during the opening weeks in January from the District we had Sean T. Dillon St Senans, Luka Brosnan Castleisland Desmonds, Barry O Mahony St Senans, Adam Donoghue Castleisland Desmonds, Sean Keane Listowel Emmets, Brendán O’Neill Balldonoghue. We wish all players the best going forward in the Green and Gold and congratulate them on representing their Families, Club and District.  ALLIANZ FOOTBALL LEAGUE Allianz Football League is less than 3 weeks away when Kerry take on  Dublin on Saturday January 25th at 7.15pm in Croke Park. The Kerry versus Dublin game is the third game in a triple header as it will be preceded by the All Ireland Junior and Intermediate club finals.

Donal Finucane and Tadhg O’ Connell (Ferry Rangers Tarbert) who played with the Limerick Desmond U12 team on Sunday against Clare County in Adare

Listowel Celtic under 12’s who played a 2-2 draw in a very wet Mastergeeha last Saturday 3 of Tarbert’s all time greats Tom O’Donnell, Mossey Carrig & Patsy Skin O’ Connell at the Honoring of the Tarbert Team that won the 1969 North Kerry Football Championships in Coolahan’s last Sat night

“Snap Streak” the Cillian Brosnan and James Enright owned dog, trained by Tom and Patrick O Connor in Saleen, Tarbert who won the Derby Trial Stake in Templetuohy last weekend

Badminton Catering staff: Helen Loughnane, Junior Griffin President, Aine Guerin, Mary McGrath, Michael McGrath Munster President at The Listowel Annual Badminton Tournament last weekend

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


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


NOVENA TO ST. MARTHA St. Martha, I resort to thee and to thy petition and faith. I offer up to thee this light which I shall burn every Tuesday for nine Tuesdays. Comfort me in all my difficulties through the great favour thou didst enjoy when Our Saviour lodged in thy house. I beseech thee to have definite pity in regard to the favour I ask (Mention favour). Intercede for my family that we may always be provided for in all our necessities. I ask thee St. Martha to overcome the dragon which thou didst cast at thy feet. Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be. M.D.



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

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Volume 12 Issue 46  

Volume 12 Issue 46