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Thurs 19th January 2023 Vol. 15 Issue 25
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Locals enjoying a family day out at the Kilflynn Hunt on Sunday were John, Yvonne, Grace, Niamh and Sive McGuckin. Photo Moss Joe Browne Ballyduff team who beat Brosna in the North Kerry Junior Championship final, winning the Brendan Boyle Cup Joan Moloney celebrating her retirement on the 6th January after 17 years on the checkouts at Garvey’s SuperValu Listowel Congratulations to Eileen King who was the December winner of the Murhur N.S Parents Association Christmas Split the Bucket Draw. Our next draw takes place Friday 27th January 2023 The Listowel Garden Machinery & Tool Hire Stakes Final was won by Millridge Cali recently at the Kingdom Greyhound Stadium. Pictured making the winning presentation to the O’Mahony family are Joe, Mary B, Ruth, Colm & Marc Curtin Listowel Celtic’s U13 beat Killarney Celtic 6-1 to take them through to the last 32 of National Cup Lixnaw Community Games National Winners for 2022 - Clodagh McNamara (Swimming), Paddy Larkin (Cross-Country) and Mary Reidy (Art) Congratulations to Duagh/Lyre u16 Community Games participants who reached Munster and National finals pictured here receiving their awards


School children around the country are getting ready to get ‘their brains in gear’ as the Credit Union Schools Quiz returns.

Listowel Credit Union Ltd. are delighted to advise that the Credit Union Schools Quiz will return in its traditional form in 2023. Stage 1 of the 2023 Credit Union Schools Quiz will take place in the coming weeks and entry forms have been issued to local National Schools.

Quiz Details;

• Date: Friday 27th January 2023.

• Venue: Presentation Secondary School Hall, Greenville, Listowel.

• Time: 7.30pm sharp.

Entry forms must be returned to Listowel Credit Union by Friday 20th January 2023. There will be very limited seating available on the night for spectators.

For further information or to receive and entry form please contact Ashley FitzGerald at Listowel Credit Union on 068 21938 or email AFitzGerald@ListowelCU.ie



The Annual Pigott Poetry Prize, presented at Listowel Writers’ Week, is in its 10th year and is awarded for the best book of new poetry by an Irish poet published between 1st February 2022 and 1st February 2023. The winner will receive the country’s largest poetry prize of €12,000 and the two shortlisted finalists each receive €1,000. The closing date for receipt of collections is Monday the 6th of February 2023.

The Prize is sponsored by Mark Pigott KBE who shared, “It is a blessing to be able to support this wonderful literary award and recognise the leading poets of Ireland and showcase the beauty, diversity and strength of Irish Poetry.” This year’s adjudicators are Irish Poets Martin Dyar & Clodagh Beresford Dunne. A shortlist of three poetry books will be revealed in April 2023 and the winner will be announced at the Opening Ceremony of Listowel Writers’ Week on the 31st of May 2023. Festival Chairperson, Catherine Moylan commented, “Writers’ Week are delighted to continue our celebration of Irish Poetry with the Pigott Poetry Prize. We are very grateful to Mark Pigott and his family for this award. Thanks to their support, we are proud to promote Irish poets nationally & internationally.”

Listowel Writers’ Week takes place from the 31st of May to the 4th of June 2023.


On Sunday 18th December last monuments to Con Dee

We would like to thank Tom Kennedy for all his work in doing this Heritage Trail in Ballylongford. Thanks to Paddy Fitzell for his craftsmanship and Michael Finucane for his help. We would also like to thank everyone who donated to the plaques / monuments fundraiser.

Pictures: Sheilanne, John, Anne Marie and Catriona Dee


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and to Tom Carmody, Patrick Cox, Michael Mc Namara, John Creedon and LT. Eddie Carmody were unveiled.



Welcome to my weekly column and I’d like to wish all my readers a very happy, healthy and positive 2023.

Over the last three years I have been delighted to help and support so many people and their families on their essential oil journey throughout North Kerry and West Limerick.

As a certified DóTerra essential oil specialist I know how these oils can support the Body, the Mind and the Mood and each week I’ll be sharing lots of tips and information on self care, wellness, love and gratitude while using DóTerra’s essential oils.

Winter Skin Body Scrub

January may not be the most inspiring of months but it’s the perfect month to recharge and indulge in a little self care. This week I’m sharing one of my popular DIY winter skin body scrubs that will gently exfoliate and polish the skin, leave you with a healthy looking natural glow and make you feel fabulous.


½ cup granulated sugar

½ cup brown sugar

2 tbsp DóTerra’s Fractionated Coconut Oil

4 drops of DóTerra’s Madagascar Vanilla

2 drops of DóTerra’s Grapefruit

2 drops of DóTerrra’s Wild Orange

Mix all the ingredients together and store in a glass jar with a lid.

Directions for use:

Apply generously to damp body and massage gently on to the feet, elbows, and any other area in need of exfoliation. Rinse thoroughly.

All of DóTerras essential oils and products can be purchased from Caroline’s Pod of Positivity on their own or as part of a Kit to support you and your family. These oils are a natural solution to care for our needs and our family’s health needs and they can support us in many of the following areas: Anxiety Issues, Digestive Support, Sleep Assist, Muscle Care, Stress Buster, Depression, Grief, Energy Boost, Skin Support, Immunity, Allergy Assist and so much more.

How To Use DóTerra’s Essential Oils:

Topically: Apply the oils onto your skin particularly on the pulse points and soles of the feet. Aromatically: Place two to three drops into a cold-water diffuser and diffuse the oils in your home, classroom, office space, salons or other places of work and business. Internally: Add the oils to your favourite food, waters and drinks, or simply by taking one drop daily under the tongue to support your body and mind.

For extra positivity and well-being, check out my Facebook page; Caroline’s Pod of Positivity where we have information and videos on all of DóTerra’s essential oils.

For consultations and appointments you can reach me on the number below to arrange a time and date that suits you and together we will start you on your journey of health and wellness with DóTerra’s essential oils along with my full support and guidance.

Have a gentle week.

Caroline X Tel: 087 292 1292


Students from Presentation Secondary Listowel broke exciting new ground with their projects at the RDS BT Young Scientist Exhibition last week. From enabling better learning to helping the visually impaired to creating a green heating solution for every home, the students received great praise and interest in their research and presentations.

Out of over 1700 applicants, Pres Listowel is delighted that three groups from the Transition Year class made the shortlisted projects for the RDS exhibition which took place from Wednesday to Saturday last week.

Students Katie Trant, Eimear Buckley and Noelle Dillon qualified for the RDS with their project titled BATS which aims to break down barriers in the sporting world, particularly in swimming, for visually impaired athletes. The students designed high-tech goggles with the aim of providing independence in the swimming pool for the visually impaired when they are training and competing. The goggles are set up to alert the blind swimmer when they are approaching the side of the swimming pool via a beep or vibration warning alarm. The girls were delighted to receive a “Highly Commended” award from the BT judges.

Students Natalie Gorczyk and Saoirse Kelly, who presented their psychological investigation which delves into the retention of knowledge in 12 to 16-year-olds while taking a closer look at the effect colour has on knowledge retention.

Finally, taking a fascinating closer look at a natural and sustainable alternative to fibreglass insulation were TY students Meabh Kennelly, Saoirse Whyte and Trina Kennedy. The girls came up with their idea after they noticed that green algae dries to form a cotton textile texture just like fibre glass insulation. With this in mind, they felt that the use of algae as sustainable source of insulation could prove to be a real game changer when it comes to the environment.

Principal Katherina Broderick congratulated the students for their impressive and innovative projects which rightly deserved a place at the BT Young Scientist. “these students put a tremendous amount of work into their projects. Their research and presentations were exceptional. Overall, it was a wonderful experience for the students. Great credit is due to them and to the teachers who supported their Young Scientist journey and who encourage all our student’s interest in STEM in Presentation Listowel’

Jessica Keane Science teacher said “Our students acted as fantastic ambassadors for our school and discussed their research findings with Minister for Education Norma Foley and Tánaiste Micheal Martin, who both commended the girls for their work and commitment to their impressive projects. We would like to say a sincere thank you to our sponsors for their support to our girls on their BT journey. We are very grateful for your generous contributions”…Dairymaster, Kerry Group, Coco at the Arcade, John McGuire’s, Trant’s pharmacy, Kerry Agribusiness, DeLaval, Ardfert Quarry, O’ Connor’s Hardware, Clonmel Healthcare, Kellihers Tralee, Navi Group, JPA Brenson Lawlor, Navi, Stack’s

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Have you experienced low moods, anxiety or depression? Want to know what local services are available if you or a friend need help with mental health issues? This FREE wellness event is open to all members of the community.
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Welcome to San Rita Wellness weekly column…We hope you are safe and well

Imagine if everybody was the same, for example looked the same, ate the same food, enjoyed the same music , walked the same way, talked the same and dressed the same, wouldn’t life be very boring.

So let’s look at things from a different angle:

Different Lifestyles....

Young mums or dads at home with children, full or part time workers, office or manual workers, people who work away from home and people who work from home, retired people...

No matter which of the above you slot into, these are different types of lifestyles but yet we may all be aiming to achieve the same outcome.

Our ethos at San Rita Wellness is the following: “Eat Well, Feel Well, Live Well“

Different food preferences or requirements…

On our San Rita Wellness plan no food is off limits so whether you are vegetarian, vegan, faddy eater, plain eater or gluten intolerant you can still eat healthily and enjoy the foods you love while still feeling in control. Remember you have the freedom to choose your foods your way once it all fits into your calorie allowance.

Different exercise needs and choices…

Active or inactive, sporty people, people who hate exercise, younger people, older people, again we are all different and move at a different pace . But at the end of the day it is important that we enjoy what we do but we all want the same result which is to feel healthier and fitter.

Different ways of losing weight…

New to losing weight, seasoned dieters, people who like rules and structure, people who want maximum flexibility, whichever you are, our San Rita Wellness plan will suit you. We know we all lose weight differently and at a different pace but the thing to remember is once it’s working for you “ It’s Working “

Different weight loss challenges…

We all face different challenges but you are not alone. A challenge sometimes needs to be challenged, whether that means learning to cook simple dishes, breaking down your weight loss goals , give suggestions to the person preparing your meal, or planning ahead for your upcoming social occasions..

Different expectations…

Thinking it will be easy, not believing you can do it, happy to lose weight steadily or want results fast. again we all have different expectations but we also have to be realistic. Weight loss and Wellness happen over time by being patient with yourself ,believing in yourself and understanding that if you were to continue doing the same thing all the time , you will always get the same result.

For extra support and for weekly accountability check us out on Facebook San Rita Wellness or sanritawellness.ie for details of our “In Person Meetings“, “At Home Service“ or our “One to One Service“

NB - Our weekly “In Person Meetings“ are in The Kerry Writers Musuem, The Square, Listowel every Wednesday and Ballybunion Health and Leisure Centre every Thursday.

Give us a call on Sandra 087 6718377 or Rita 087 1012174 Until next week, Sandra and Rita

THE ISLAND: The Instant New York Times Bestseller

After moving from a small country town to Seattle, Heather Baxter marries Tom, a widowed doctor with a young son and teenage daughter. A working vacation overseas seems like the perfect way to bring the new family together, but once they’re deep in the Australian outback, the jet-lagged and exhausted kids are so over their new mom.

When they discover a remote Dutch Island, off-limits to outside visitors, the family talks their way onto the ferry, taking a chance on an adventure far from the reach of iPhones and Instagram. But as soon as they set foot on the island, which is run by a tightly knit clan of locals, everything feels wrong. Then a shocking accident propels the Baxters from an unsettling situation into an absolute nightmare.

When Heather and the kids are separated from Tom, they are forced to escape alone, seconds ahead of their pursuers. Now it’s up to Heather to save herself and the kids, even though they don’t trust her, the harsh bushland is filled with danger, and the locals want her dead. Heather has been underestimated her entire life, but she knows that only she can bring her family home again and become the mother the children desperately need, even if it means doing the unthinkable to keep them all alive.



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Congrats to Lios Tuathail AC Megan Lynch, Bronze medal winner at the National indoor Juniors 60m final. Here with coach and Dad Kevin, keeping it in the family! Edward and Imelda Twomey from Kilmorna who were delighted to meet Mike Denver at his concert at The Tintean Theatre, Ballybunion recently U12 Listowel Celtic’s hardy boys training in the snow on Tuesday night St John’s Drama Group enjoying a recent night out after their very successful run with Tarry Flynn Congratulations to Duagh/Lyre u12 girls who took part in athletics and gaelic football at County Community Games competitions. Pictured here receiving awards last Friday night Ashley Collins from Listowel Credit Union presenting Daisy O Donnell with her prize for first place in The Credit Union Art Awards before Christmas with Coolard NS Principal Margaret Kissane Ashley Kelliher (former Listowel Celtic player) who won the Munster Champions trophy playing for St. Michaels, Tipperary on Sunday 8th January A gang of Listowel women, delighted to have met up and celebrate Little Womens Christmas at the Listowel Arms Lixnaw Community Games competitors for 2022 at the recent Celebratory Event in St. Senan’s Hall Listowel Celtic U13 team who beat MEK 1-0 at the weekend
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Exciting news, our website is now live and open for registrations. https://kilflynncityrun.net

Our multi terrain Event takes in all the high points of Kilflynn breath-taking views. A stunning half marathon and 10k that starts and finishes in Kilflynn village taking in all that Kilflynn has to offer from stunning views to hidden trails and pathways

Put the date of April 1st 2023 in your diary, sign up and support an amazing charity of Bru Columbanus. The inaugural Kilflynn city running group stacks half and 10k is an event not to be missed.


The North Kerry Hurling Board Awards presentation function will take place on Friday, 20th January at Ballyroe Heights Hotel, Tralee, commencing at 7.30pm. Two Crotta Hurlers will receive their player of the Match awards Cillian Hurley (U-14 A) and Jordan Conway (Senior A).


Heartiest congratulations and best wishes go to Megan Weir, daughter of Paddy & Maureen Weir, Castletown, Kilflynn and David O’Leary, son of Sean O’Leary & Mary Moriarity, Cordal who were married in a spiritual ceremony in the Listowel Arms Hotel on Friday 30th December. Best man was Shane O’Leary & the grooms’ men were Philip O’Connor & Seamus Brosnan. The brides’ maids were Aisling Kelly, Aisling O’Leary & Katie Falvey. Flower girl was Ava McGuire. The wedding reception was held in Listowel Arms Hotel. A great day and night was had by all in attendance. We Wish Megan and David Many Happy Years of Married Life Together.


Mass Intention on Friday 20th January at 10am and Saturday 21st January at 6p.m.

Parish Office can be contacted by phone 066 4018996 Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 10.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. or by email: abbeydorney@dioceseofkerry.ie

Masses from St. Bernard’s Church, Abbeydorney are streamed live on www.dioceseofkerry.ie, on Sunday at

10 a.m. Go to Abbeydorney Parish and click on watch live Mass. Webcam has been installed in Kilflynn Church - To watch Masses go to www.dioceseofkerry.ie – Abbeydorney Parish and click on ‘watch Mass’. Diocesan


The Crotta Gaa Hurling Club Social on Saturday night 18th February in Ballyroe Heights Hotel, Tralee. Music by Martin Williams followed by Disco.


Kerry hosts All Ireland Champions Limerick in Group B Round 3 of the 2023 Co-Op Superstores Munster Senior Hurling League in Austin Stack Park, at 1PM on Sunday 22nd January. (Note DATE and TIME change) Best wishes to the Kerry players and their management especially the Crotta players.


The Crotta hurling club weekly lotto draw was held on Monday 16th January at Herbert’s Bar, Kilflynn.

The Four numbers drawn out of the drum by the independent observer: Graham Harris, Clounsillagh, Lixnaw were 19,23,27 and 28. There was no winner of the 2,400 Jackpot.

Congratulations to the following who won €35 in the lucky dip draw: Helen Maunsell, Cahernead, Abbeydorney,Margaret Shanahan, Abbeydorney, and Paul Sheehan, Castletown, Kilflynn

The next draw will take place in Parker’s Pub, Kilflynn. on Monday 23rd January at 10.30p.m with a €2,500 Jackpot.

Tickets available 3 for €5 online visit www.crottagaa. club or this link https://play.clubforce.com/play_newa. asp?ll_id=427#Anchor or Herbert’s Bar/Village Store, Parker’s Pub, Zam Zam Kabab, Foley Shop Lixnaw, Abbeydorney Post Office or from Club ticket sellers. Many thanks to all who contribute to our weekly Club Lotto. The Club cannot emphasise enough the importance of our members promoting the Club Lotto among family, friends, and work colleagues. Your continued support is greatly appreciated. We would like to wish all our patrons a very Happy Christmas and a healthy New Year.


The Kilflynn toddler group meets up every Thursday mornings in St. Columbus Centre, Kilflynn at 10.0011.30 am



The results of the weekly Ballyduff GAA Club, Lady’s Walk Hurling Club and the Ballyduff Community Games Committee Lotto Draw for Tuesday January 10th are as follows: The numbers drawn were 1, 13 & 23 and the Bonus number was 3. There was no winner of the €17,700 Jackpot or the €400 prize for Match Three. The following were the €20 Consolation prizes – Greta O’Grady, Gavin Ross, Donie/ Anne & Tom Dalton. The Lotto Draw takes place on each Tuesday night at the GAA Clubrooms. Tickets cost €2.50 each and are available at the local shops and businesses and from members of the promoting Clubs. Remember “If you are not in you can’t win”. You may also play the Lotto online at www.ballyduffgaa.com.


Brendan Boyle Cup: The 2022 final of the Brendan Boyle Cup (sponsored by Moloney and McCarthy Accountants) took place in Páirc na nGael, Brosna on Sunday on a pitch that was perfect despite the atrocious weather conditions in the past week. Ballyduff started brightly and led by four points to two after twenty minutes and were awarded a penalty which was saved by Brosna keeper Steve McAuliffe. Brosna rallied and were level at halftime at six points all. Ballyduff outscored their opponents by five points to two in the second half and ran out winners by three points 0 – 11 to 0 – 8. After the game, Chairperson of the North Kerry Football Board, Mairead O’Sullivan presented the Brendan Boyle Cup to Winning captain Padraig Slattery

Ballyduff Team: Shane O’Sullivan; Patrick Moran, Darren O’Connor, Stephen O’Carroll, Sean Lucid, Padraig Slattery (Capt.), Johnny O’Regan; Andrew Murphy, Mikey O’ Halloran; Tommy O’Connor, Chris Whyte, Nathan McGrath; Darragh Goulding, Aodhan Curley, Jack Farrell.

SUBS: Roger Costello, Sean Costello, Kieran O’Carroll, Anthony Kavanagh, Sean O’Sullivan, Darragh Quinlan.

Management Team: JP Hussey, Tom Moran, Mike Enright and Tom Whyte. Well done to all and a good start to 2023.


Be an organisation that enables staff and volunteers to deliver, develop and get hands-on experience in working in a wide and varied environment with all different projects and programmes.


In line with our goals for 2023 to 2025 we are now planning to strengthen our board with governance, management and internal coordination.

Bud’s is recruiting additional committees members with any one of the following skills:

Accountancy and Finance, Marketing and PR, Human resources, IT & SOCIAL MEDIA, Legal, Community Development, Youth & Community, Family Support Work, Childcare, Staff and Supervision, Old Age, Alone, Fundraising and Social Enterprise

New board members will also be expected to chair or participate in a subcommittee of the board. Previous board experience is desirable but not essential. Candidates with local knowledge and experience of working in the voluntary sector are preferred.


The Board meets 11 times per year. Some of these meetings are virtual, the others are held in Bud’s Centre Ballyduff maximum time 2 hours once a month.

Bud’s will provide all board members with induction training and ongoing board development. The term of office is three years with an option to be reappointed for a second and third term. This is a trustee role and Bud’s is a charity, in compliance with Regulatory requirements this role is not remunerated

This is a wonderful opportunity to experience learning about Community Work, Community Development, Family Support, Social Care, and Childcare. The running and operations of working at grass root level from the bottom up. Sharing your skills and talents in your professional capacity and giving a person a sense of belonging, sharing and giving back to the community. Also an insight into different fields of career choices image.pngimage.pngimage.png


Please email a brief CV and cover letter to the following email address: budsfrc2016@gmail.com Applications will close on Friday 20th January 2023 at 5 pm.

The O’Sullivan family Serena, Eamon, Kristin and Caroline from Lisselton who were attending the hunt at Kilflynn on Sunday.

Photo Moss Joe Browne

Lady’s Walk Hurling Club will hold their AGM on Friday the 3rd of February 2023 at 7.30pm in Lowes, Ballyduff. Any motions or nominations for our AGM must be with Eddie Joy no later than 5pm on Friday 27th of January 2023.


The death took place of Mary B O’Dowd (née Enright), Caherslee, Tralee and late of Clahane, Ballyduff. Her remains reposed at Gleasures Funeral Home, Tralee. Her Requiem Mass was celebrated at Our Lady & St. Brendan’s Church, Tralee and burial was in Rath Cemetery.

The death took place of Bartholomew (Sonny) Dineen, Ahabeg Cross, Lixnaw. His remains reposed at Lawlor’s Funeral Home, Ballyduff. His Requiem Mass was celebrated at St. Michael’s Church, Lixnaw and burial was in Rahela Cemetery, Ballyduff. Sympathy is extended to the families, relatives and friends of the above deceased.

Please contact Nora Lucid if you need further information either by email or Mobile at 086 8122437


This Friday night is a big occasion for St Brendan’s AC as the awards night will be held in Kilmoyley Community Centre at 6.30pm. Awards will be presented to juveniles and adults for the year’s achievements.

A Hall of Fame Award will also be presented to a past member.

The 2023 Tom Kelly 8K was a big success on Sunday. St Brendan’s AC thanks everyone who contributed to the occasion, including the many sponsors, marshalls, athletes and volunteers. Results and photographs on the club Facebook and Instagram.

All set for the hunt at Kilflynn on Sunday were Danny and Joe Harnett from Abbeyfeale with Jack O’Carroll, Duagh and Conor Lyons, Abbeyfeale.

Photo Moss Joe Browne


Bud’s Family Centre is recruiting new committee members for the Board of Trustee

Bud’s is seeking interested individuals who would like to give of their knowledge, skills and experience to support the work of the organisation in providing quality and progressive services to the Community in Ballyduff and surrounding areas

Our goals for 2023 to 2025 are: Strengthen our governance, management and internal coordination as a charity organisation

Training continues for juveniles on Wednesdays in the ARC from 6pm to 8pm for different age-groups with regular sessions in An Ríocht on Fridays. Adults are in action on Mondays and Wednesdays and the Couch to 5K will begin shortly with Cathy Flynn again leading the group. Details will be announced shortly.

Contact the club on 087 7985557, or email stbrendansa.c.kerry@gmail.com.


All news items for this column must be with the writer by 8.00pm on each Sunday evening.


There is only one time that is important – NOW. It is the most important time because it is the only time that we have any power.

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We would like to wish Mary Walsh & PJ Boyle, Caroline Kennelly & Thomas Murphy, Triona Moore & Anthony McMahon all the best of happiness as they all got married over the Christmas. Condolences

We would like to express our



Every Step Counts is back! Starting on Wednesday, January 11th, walk off the Christmas excess while embracing the beauty of our beaches, countryside, hill, cliffs or town. Spread the word! Stay safe! Walk or Jog for 5 weeks. Download the MyLife app (from Irish Life), Register, Join the Munster Challenge, Select Beale GAA, Link Fitbit or other health app to MyLife app. Amy queries, please do not hesitate to contact Bríd (087) 6686027.


Scoil Íosagáin’s Parents Association are holding their next clothes collection on Thursday 26th Jan, Clothes can be dropped to the front door of the school at any time during school hours, Monday to Friday only. Reusable items of clothing, bed linen (No quilts or pillows), paired shoes, belts, handbags, towels and curtains. A big thank you to all who contributed to our last collection which was a great success. Please do not leave bags at the school gates.


Creative Art & Craft classes for children. Winter schedule. (Drop In) Fun workshops. Every Saturday 11.30am to 1pm.All materials supplied. Creative Birthday Parties also available. For information contact Marie 0860664435.


The next Tea Dance will be held this Sunday 29th January in Ballybunion Community Centre from 3pm-5pm in aid of Cashen Vale Boxing. All are welcome to attend, Admission is €7 which includes refreshments and music by Ger Walsh. The charities are looking for more support so come along and enjoy a great afternoon of music, dance, chats and tea while supporting charities



LB Rovers are pleased to announce we will be hosting a Golf Classic at the splendid Ballybunion Cashen Course in Aid of our field purchase on Friday 31st March. Tee Times 9.00am - 3.00pm, Entry: €200.00 (Team of 4 People), Tee Sponsorship - €100.00, Green Sponsorship - €100.00. Contact Eoin O’ Mahony 087 2254837 or email eomahony76@gmail.com


Don’t forget to book your tickets for the Buds of Ballybunion by John B. Keane which will be performed in the Tintean Theatre on Saturday January 28th at 7.30pm by the Abha Bhán Players, from Loughill/Ballyhahill. Paddy McElligott from Ballybunion is a guest member of the cast replacing Brendan Stack who is enjoying life in Australia for a while. Book online at www.tintean.ie. This was performed in Ballyhahill last November to huge acclaim so now is a chance, in case you missed it, to see it in the Tintean theatre. Great entertainment guaranteed. Also coming up will be the Legend of Luke Kelly on Sat Feb 25th, Pat & Faye Shortt are coming on Sat 29th April, Elvis the Vegas Experience on Sat 6th May, Waterloo on Sat 1st July, Johnny Cash returns on Sat 22nd July, Cliona Hagan on Fri 4th August, Tina Turner Tribute act-Proud Mary and her city Limits on Sat 19th August. You can secure your tickets today via the link https://bit.ly/3Qi4JvL


The Ballybunion meals on wheels service will be delivered 3 days a week, meals will be delivered on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Anyone wishing to avail of delivery please contact Eileen Fogarty on 086 2234 965 or Con McCarthy on 087 418 4241. The areas covered are Ballybunion, Lisselton, Asdee and Ballylongford. The dinner will be delivered to your door by one of the men at the cost of €7 per meal.


Scoil Íosagáin, Church Road, Ballybunion would like to remind parents that they are now enrolling for the 2023/24 school year and that the closing date for all new Junior Infants is February 3rd. Enrolment applications are available on the school website www.ballybunionprimary.ie or by emailing Catherine at office@ballybunionprimary.ie Principal Ita Walsh and her staff look forward to meeting all the new boys and girls.


Is now open for enrolment applications for the 2023-2024 School Year. Please email the school for pre-enrolment form before Friday 22nd Feb Email cillconla@gmail.com


Joy fit is a new exercise programme to Ballybunion, jumping for joy. The venue is the community centre. Tues, Thurs and Sat at 10am and is €15 per class. Booking is required because there are a limited number of boots and they depend on size and weight. Text +380686849819.


A reminder that music classes are every Friday in St Joseph Sec School. Registration is also available €6 per child, family membership €20. For more information on classes/times/ registration and hire of instruments Contact Betty 087 9662902. John Fennel Set Dancing Ltd will be doing lessons each Saturday in St Joseph’s Secondary School Hall. Enquires contact John 087 9941466 or Deirdre 086 8429548.


Social Dancing takes place every Tuesday night from 7.30pm upstairs in the Community Centre “The Old Central Ballroom” A great night of fun and dancing including waltzing, jiving, quick set, line dancing etc. Please come along and show your support. You do not need a partner on the night.


Taekwon-do Classes are ongoing in Ballybunion Community Centre upstairs hall, on Wednesday evening for beginners aged 5yrs+, teens and adults and on Friday evenings for beginner teens and adults. Great for confidence, balance, coordination, fitness, self-defense, self-discipline and its fun. Beginners are always welcome - if interested please contact Michael on 087 9245637. Adults Taekwondo classes will be held in Ballybunion Community Centre on Fridays from 7.10pm-8.30pm. Phone or text Mike 0879245637


Community Employment offers work experience, training courses, welfare payments plus top-up, and an opportunity to contribute to your community. Current part-time positions (19.5 hrs. /wk.) Community Employment in Ballybunion include: Environmental maintenance in Ballyduff, Tourist Office Attendant; Leisure Centre Receptionist; Leisure Centre Cleaner; Environmental Worker; Office Administrator; Community Centre Caretaker. For details, contact Rosaleen on 068 27799 or email saothairnanabhann@gmail.com


In Person Meetings take place every Thursday from 10am-11am and now every Thursday evening from 6.30pm to 7.30pm in Ballybunion Health & Leisure centre. If you are anxious to make a start now

Enjoying the recent Ballybunion Men’s Shed Christmas Party. Front: Phil Murphy, Christy Moriarty, Dan Sullivan, Oliver Murphy, Eamon Kissane. Back: Mike Dowling, Ger Costello, Denis Kelliher, Francis Bennett, John Lyons, Declan Noonan, Matt McMahon & Paddy Reid. New members welcome, contact Francis Bennett P.R.O. 0876843488


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deepest sympathies to the families of Mary Anne Edwards (née Lynch) of Doon West, Michael Henry McMahon of Beale Hill, Ellen (Bella) Ryan (née O’Sullivan) of East End, Denis McEnery of Dromin House, Michael Hennessy of Tarbert and formally of Beale, to Ned O’Connor on the death of his brother Patsy Martin of Clounamon Ballylongford, to the family of Mossie Donovan Co. Tipperary who was a regular visitor to Ballybunion, to Joanne Stack on the death of her uncle Brendan Stack of New York and formally of Tullahinell, Ballylongford, to Jackie Hourigan on the death of his sister Marie Kissane of Killomeroe, Lisselton, to the family of Tony Healy Navan and formally of the Tides, Ballybunion, to the family of Mary Keane Derra, Asdee who died in England, to Anne & Micháel Kissane on the death of Anne’s father Bartholomew (Sonny) Dineen of Ahabeg Cross, Lixnaw, to Brendán Lynch on the death of his mother Bridget (née Madden) of Main Street, Ballylongford, to the family of Ellen Carey of Ahafona and Tralee, all who died recently. May they all Rest In Peace.
Weekly meetings for the Ballybunion Active Retirement group will recommence on Wednesday January 25th at 2.00pm in the old convent. New members are most welcome
you can join our “At Home Service” where our members love the support, motivation, accountability and also seeing fantastic results on the scales. Call us for more information. Sandra 087 6718377 Rita 087 1012174
Ballybunion Community centre offers the following services to the community, typing service, Printing, Photocopying, Scanning, and Shredding. Email: ballybcomcentre@gmail.com Phone 068-27799 Clubs & Activities in the centre include: Badminton, Basketball, Gymnastics, Jackie O’Mahony Stage School, Taekwondo, Yoga, Silverback fitness and more. We also now provide outreach services provided by our Family Support Coordinator Laura Bennett, which include play therapy, counselling, parents plus courses, baby massage, mental health supports. Childcare services, fun camps.
If you would like to include anything in The Ballybunion Notes, please forward to email address below or send us a message to the Ballybunion Tourist Office Facebook page by 10am on Monday Ballybuniontouristoffice@gmail.com
& Sponsor Anthony Bennett with his
Jake presenting the winners with their prizes
A.G.C. Hampers Singles
Ballybunion Golf
Capt. Paul Morkan



Email; tarbertnews@outlook.com or telephone Patrick Lynch at 068/ 36117 on or before 7pm Sunday.


Sympathy of the community is extended to Kitty Kelly, Main Street on the death of her sister-in-law Bernadette (Bernie) Collins, née Hurley of Drimoleague, County Cork. Bernadette died at her home on Sunday 8 January. Her Requiem Mass took place on Wednesday 11 January in All Saints Church, Drimoleague followed by interment in the adjoining cemetery. Sympathy to her husband Sean and the extended Collins family.


The Management and Staff of Tarbert National School would like to thank everybody who contributed to their recent clothes collection. €550 was raised and this will enable the school to keep costs of bus hire, etc. down during the year. They thank you for your support which as always is greatly appreciated.


Due to the fantastic response to its pre-Christmas 3 nights performance of ‘Nobody’s Talking to Me’, Tarbert Theatre Players are back on the boards for an additional two nights at 8pm. in Tarbert Community Centre. If you were unlucky to miss the earlier shows you now have an opportunity to see this excellent comedy play on Friday 20 January and Saturday 21 January. This stage play has an excellent cast of local talent and is a sure cure for the January winter blues. Tickets are available from Eithne Griffin at 087/9144766.


Application Forms for the Streetscape Enhancement Grant Scheme administered by Kerry County Council for Tarbert are available at Tarbert Post Office. The object of the Scheme is to encourage business owners and property owners to improve the streetscape of Tarbert village. Grants are available for eligible works under the scheme which must be approved by Kerry County Council in advance of works being carried out. Full details of what is involved in the scheme are available in the Application Form which must be returned to the Administrator, Andy Smith, Listowel Municipal Offices, County Kerry by the deadline of 5pm. 31 January 2023


The Mobile Library will be in the Square, Tarbert on Wednesday 25 January from 12.30pm to 1pm and fortnightly thereafter on Wednesdays. The service is free of charge and the friendly library staff offer a book request service and if your selected choice is not available they will endeavour to order your book. The mobile library will be in Ballylongford at Heaphy’s car park from 2pm to 2.30pm and wiil be in Asdee from 2.45pm to 3.30pm on the same day.


At the recent AGM of Tarbert GAA the following Officers were elected for 2023 - Chairperson, Joe Coolahan, Vice-Chairperson- Kieran Foley, Secretary-John Diggins, all the aforementioned were outgoing, Assistant Secretary-Marie Mulvihill, Treasurer-Fergal O’Connor, Field Officer- Wesley Wren. Newly elected Vice-Presidents - Anthony Stack and Mike Wren. The team managements will be ratified at the next meeting of the Club. Best of luck to all teams for 2023 agus go neirí go geal leo as seo amach.


While Kerins O’Rahilly’s were not successful in the recent All Ireland Club semi-final against Kilmacud Crokes, Tarbert had a link to the winning Dublin side. Theo Clancy who played in the back line for Crokes and given the unenviable task of marking Tommy Walsh, is the son of Dympna Buckley, formerly of Main Street, Tarbert.


Lucky winners in the GAA 500 Monthly Draw for January were €50 -Shirley Walsh, Chapel Street, €50 - J.P. Prendiville, the Swanky Bar and the big winner was Sean Normile, Tarmons who won €500. The next draw for February will take place on Monday 6 February and tickets are available at Tarbert Post Office or from the usual sources.


Fógra from Kitty to say that the next session of the Rambling House will take place in the Community Centre, Tarbert on Saturday 28 January at 8pm. So, if you can sing, dance, recite or play music feel free to come along or if you just want to watch and enjoy, beidh fáilte romhat.


Is glas iad na cnoic i bhfad uainn’. - Far away hills look green.


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Thursday, January 12. Numbers drawn were: 2, 11, 12, 30. There was no winner of the €5,000 Jackpot. Lucky Dips: €100: Anne-Ciara Sheehan, Hillside Drive, Athea. €50: Teresa Heffernan, Woodgrove, Moyvane. €20 each: Marie Flavin, Cahirdown, Listowel. Jim O’Connor, Kilbaha. Marcella Stackpoole, Coolaclarig, Listowel. Dutch Doherty. Free Tickets: Eileen Galvin, Listowel. Tom Young c/o Corridan’s Garage, Moyvane. Bridie Caffrey, Listowel. Esther Kane, c/o Nora Fitz. Michelle Dore, Moyvane. This week’s Jackpot is €5,500. Thank you for your support.


In spite of the bad weather and bits of colds and flu out there we are pleased that so many people are still travelling to Bingo from all over the place. We thank you for your support but can I suggest that if you have any cold symptoms such as coughing or sneezing you might wear a mask to protect everyone in a confined space.



GAA LOTTO: There was no winner of the €5,300 Jackpot. Numbers drawn were 1, 2, 22, 30. Lucky Dips: €40 each: Nora Fitzmaurice, Leitrim Middle, Moyvane. Dolores O’Connor, Online. Patrick Kearney, Online. Joe Walsh, Kilcolman. Maura Nolan, c/o Jim. Tickets are available online by following the link on Moyvane GAA Facebook Page. All online entries must be registered by 6.00pm on the day of the draw. Entries after 6.00pm will be entered in the next draw. Tickets are also available at Kennelly’s Homevalue Hardware, Holly’s Gala, Stack’s Butchers, Corridan’s Garage, Newtownsandes Co-op, A New U and Curl Up & Dye. You can also contact any Committee Member. Entries after 6.00pm will be entered in the next draw. Next Jackpot is €5,500 and the draw will be held in Enright’s Bar on Sunday, January 22 at 9.00pm. Thank you for your support.

NATIONAL CLUB DRAW: Players are currently selling tickets for this draw. Tickets are €10 and there are fabulous prizes up for grabs. More details



Mass Times: Monday16th January at 7.30pm for Sean Heaphy, Dysert. Wednesday 18th January at 10.00am. Friday 20th January at 7.30pm for Delia Mannix, Ahabeg. Saturday 21st January at 7.30pm for William & Malachy Boyd, Irrebeg; Michael O’Connell, Liscullane; Fr. David McElligott.

IRREMORE CHURCH: Mass times: Sunday 22nd January at 11.00am for James & Hannah Enright & Ellen, Michael & Ellen Riordan, Ballybunion.

RATHEA CHURCH: Mass times: Sunday 22nd January at 9.30am for Monsignor Eamon Whyte, Rathea.


The Lixnaw Active Retirement Group will resume their weekly gathering on Wednesday, 18th January at 10am in the Community Centre. New members more than welcome.


The death recently occurred of Bartholomew (Sonny) Dineen, Ahabeg Cross, Lixnaw. Sympathy to his children: Michael, Anne, Siobhan and Eleanor, his sister Cathy and all the extended Dineen family. May he rest in peace.


Congratulations to Ger Roache, Irrebeg, on winning €117 in the Split the Bucket Draw. Next week’s draw will take place in the Railway Bar. Thanks for your continued support.


Last Saturday night, the committee hosted a Celebratory Evening in St. Senan’s Hall, for all the children who participated in the Community Games this past year. Children had taken part in a variety of activities ranging from Art, Handwriting, Long Puck, Swimming, Cross-Country, Football, Hurling, Soccer and Athletics. A great night was had by all, with music, treats and games for all the children. The committee would like to thank Miriam and St. Senan’s for the use of the hall and all the parents who supported the event. It was very much appreciated.

later. This is a very important fundraiser for your local GAA club.

MEMBERSHIP is now open for 2023 and is available from any committee member. Cost is €40 for players and €20 for students and ordinary members.


On Saturday, February 04, 2023 there is a Rock music night happening. This is a night not to be missed. Tomáisíns in Lisselton V31 DE68 will be hosting a huge line up for the Palliative Care Unit, University Hospital Kerry fundraiser in memory of Billy Leahy, Trien, Kilmorna. Organised by his friends, the impressive line up will include well known local artists Mudcat kicking off proceedings followed by headline act Whiplash - Metallica Tribute Band with the night being rocked away by the entertaining DJ Martin Behan. Tickets are just €10 for this mega night with all proceeds going to Palliative Care Unit UHK. A growing number of impressive spot prizes will be raffled on the night. To support this wonderful cause tickets are available from Brian (087) 1497210, John (087) 2116353 & Dave (087) 7584129. Tickets will also be available at the door. Don’t miss out, buy your tickets now in support of a great cause and what is planned to be a fantastic night out. Billy was a heavy metal rock fanatic all his life. Always bestowing his love of rock (heavy rock) on both family and friends. Billy was diagnosed with Stage 4 cancer in October 2021 and whilst he faced this disease with tremendous courage and strength, he passed away on February 17, 2022. He spent a time in the Palliative Care Unit in UHK where the care, support and treatment were out of this world. He received the best care from the best team. His family will be forever grateful to this incredible team for what they did for Billy. This event is a fitting tribute to Billy and supports an amazing cause. Unfortunately many have been touched by this awful disease and this facility in Tralee, like so many more around the country, has offered patients superior patient care always. All proceeds from this rock night go towards the Palliative Care Unit, UHK. We appreciate your support!


In division 4 Men’s League, last Wednesday night January 11, Moyvane played Ballyheigue and won 5 games to 1. The team was Liam O’Connor, Padraig Hanrahan, John Newman and Niall O’Hanlon. Their next match will be against Listowel.


The AGM for Lixnaw Community Games will be held this Wednesday night, 18th January, at 8pm, in Lixnaw Community Centre. All welcome.


The Annual General Meeting of the club will take place on this Friday evening at 8pm in the Clubrooms . It is important that everyone who is interested and wants to contribute in anyway and in any capacity should attend the meeting. The election of officers , formation of sub committees, discussion of a Strategic Plan for the future and other issues will be on the agenda for the meeting .

Nominations for all positions on the Club Executive and Motions for discussion should be forwarded to the club secretary, Orla Coyne , Ballyhorgan, Lixnaw or email secretary.Lixnaw.kerry@gaa.ie. by Wednesday night, January 18th .


The AGM of the club scheduled for last Friday had to be postponed due to unforeseen circumstances. The AGM will now take place on Friday , January 27th at 8pm


Jackpot €9,750. Numbers drawn were: 3, 5, 18, 23. No jackpot winner. €20 winners: Margaret McCarthy, Ahacoora; Bobs Barry, Clonsillagh: Pat McCarthy, Liscullane. Next draw will take place in J.J. Walsh’s Bar on Monday 16th January. Jackpot €9,800.


Date 09/01/2023, Jackpot €7,500. There was no jackpot winner: numbers drawn were 6, 11, 29, 32. Lucky Dip €30 winners: Denis Canty, Pallas: Aileen Trant, Tournagahy. Lucky Dip €20 winners: Jim Clancy, Listowel; Tom Dillon, Glenderry; Katie O’Callaghan, Banemore. Tickets €2 each or 3 for €5. Next week’s draw will take place at the Clubhouse Mountcoal, and Jackpot will be €7,600. Tickets are available at Kelly’s Six Crosses, The Halfway Bar, play online or from any Club Officer. Thank you for your continued support.


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Kempes, Eileen and Jerry at John Kelliher’s recent retirement party in The Listowel Arms Hotel Listowel Emmets Split the Bucket first winner of 2023 is Tara Kelly receiving her cheque of €1,161 from committee members. The ticket was sold in Trants Pharmacy. Next draw will be Tuesday 24th January Duagh/Lyre Community Games u14 participants who received awards last Friday night for tag rugby, art and athletics respectively Congratulations to Tarbert Comprehensives Paula Eve & Jim Culhane who received two awards at the BT Young Scientist Exhibition last week. They were highly commended in their category for their work on their CPR Compression Device & also received a display award Listowel Celtic’s current U15 who held their award night before Xmas for last season Congratulations to Duagh/Lyre Community Games u10 boys on receiving their awards at the Duagh Sports Complex last Friday Congratulations to Duagh/Lyre Community Games u8 participants on receiving their awards last Friday night at Duagh Sports Complex Congrats to Lios Tuathail AC silver medalist U23 4x200m at the National Indoor Finals last weekend in Dublin. The team was Rebecca Falvey, Saoirse Dillion, Megan Lynch and Rachel Neylon Lios Tuathail AC throw group Aoibhinn and Padraic at the National indoors. Well done to Padraic for winning Silver in the Weight for distance Listowel Celtic under 15 who beat St Brendan’s Park 5-4 at weekend


Draw 16/01/23 - Numbers Drawn 11-24-27-30

Jackpot not won - Lucky Dip Winners

€40 Dan Kennedy c/o The Saddle

€20 Noreen Clancy, Kilmallock

€20 Olivia & Luke c/o The Well

€20 Julie Gleeson, Ballygologue Park

€20 Paddy Walsh c/o The Saddle

Next Draw 23/01/23 at Joes - Jackpot €5,750

Wishing all a happy new year from Listowel Celtic as we kick off the new year. We thank all our sponsors, managers, coaches, players, parents and all who support our club through out the year for their time and commitment to the club.

We would also like to thank the local community for supporting our fundraising day and events and all who purchase lotto tickets each week. 2023 is a big year for Listowel Celtic as we celebrate 60 years as a soccer club. All training and matches have resumed. Please keep and eye on our face book page for fixtures and results.

Listowel Celtic academy continues next Sunday morning for boys and girls from under 7’s to under 10’s. New members always welcome.


Its only January but already we are at National competitions. The National Junior & U23 finals were held thankfully indoors as it was bitterly cold outside in the Dublin air and not suited to the fast action on the indoor track. January the 14th is very early in the season so expectations were not too high as the main body of work is yet to come but our Junior athletes are making a name for themselves on the national stage and this continued last weekend.

Individual national medals are like hens teeth, very hard to come by, so when a Club win two individual medals no matter the sport, you have achieved national level ability. Lios Tuathail AC are very proud of all our club athletes performances over the weekend with 6 national medals and some nice PBs for this time of year.

Individual medals was won by Padraic McCarthy, Silver in the WFD and Fifth in the Shot Putt, Padraic is now in third level but continues to work and develop into a strong athlete and very close to be up with the best in Ireland. Megan Lynch won Bronze in the 60m final. This is a race that is over in seconds, so any mistakes are punished severely. Without the indoor facilities its very difficult to prepare for the 60m, but Megan has worked dignity over the last few months to back up her outdoor performance from last year and this performance is a testament to her work rate.

Athletics is mainly an individual sport but relays brings the team environment in athletics. Lios Tuathail AC were the only team outside of Dublin to have a Female U23 4x200m team in the finals. This was already a success but we know we have a team that can complete on the national stage. Our team of Megan Lynch with a strong first leg handed off to Saoirse Dillion who is still U17 age group but showed great composure to slot into second at the critical break point then handed over to Rachel Neylon who after sickness is delighted to be back on the track maintained second before handing the baton to Rebecca Falvey, our experienced athlete, who confidently maintained second position and brought the team home to Silver. Well done to Megan, Saoirse, Rachel and Rebecca who maintains our good record in relays at National level.

Louis o Connell finished in the top 10 in the Junior 60m with a really strong run just missing out on the final. Louis is progressing very nicely and more races will bring him into a strong position for the remaining of the indoors. Louis also ran a PB in the 200m, so a great opening meet for Louis.

Mollie oRiordan still with 4 years as junior moved up to get experience at this level in the 800m. Mollie showed competitive spirit to stay with the older athletes and finished with a season best, much improved from her last run in Munster, so great progress from this promising young athlete.

Aoibheann Harte completed in the Junior WFD finished seventh overall, Aoibheann still U18 has many more years at this level and coming back from sickness will be happy to get the experience under belt for the coming year.


26th Jan Kerry Schools Cross Country, Killarney

2nd Feb North Munster Cross Country, Limerick

12th Feb Munster Indoor Senior & Masters, Nenagh


This week’s Beale Lotto took place on Sunday night in Mikey Joe’s. Numbers drawn were 5, 21, 27 and 29. The jackpot was not won. Three Match-3 winners, each receive €35: Gearóid Costello, Kevin Buckley and Myra Long.

Next week’s lotto jackpot is €2,550. Draw takes place in The Old Attic on Sunday night at 9 o’clock. A huge ‘míle buíochas’ to everyone who supports and promotes the Beale Lotto.

Tickets, €2 each or 3 for a fiver, may be bought online and are available in Joyce’s Newsagents and in the local pubs. Terms and conditions are on tickets and on social media pages. A huge ‘míle buíochas’ to everyone who supports and promotes the Beale Lotto.

Great to see large numbers taking part in Every Step Counts challenge which started last Wednesday. But it’s not too late to join!

Walk or Jog for 5 weeks.

Download the MyLife app (from Irish Life) Register or Log in Join the Munster Challenge Select Beale GAA Link your Fitbit or other health app to MyLife app. Enjoy your walk, jog or run!

Any queries, please do not hesitate to contact Bríd (087) 6686027.


Men’s Singles – Cashen Course– Sunday 15th January 2023

1st Garry Kavanagh & Donnacha Kendlin 36pts

2nd Jim Cox & Ian Lawlor 32pts

3rd Aiden O’Carroll & Niall O’Carroll 32pts

Fixtures: Sunday 22nd January 2023 – Men’s Singles – Cashen Course

Ladies Competition - Fixtures: Saturday 21st January – Ladies 4 Ball Better Ball Competition – Cashen Course Tuesday 24th January – Ladies Voucher Competition – Cashen Course

Senior Men’s Competition - No Fixtures

Senior Ladies Competition Team of 2 – 2 ball Scramble Friday 13th January 2023 – Cashen Course

1st Rose Molyneaux (22) Mary Horgan (12) (3.4) 38.6

Fixtures - Friday 20th January - Senior Ladies Competition – Cashen Course


National Club Draw: The players are currently selling tickets for the National Club Draw. Tickets costs €10 and they are some fabulous prizes available. More details to follow.


Club members is now open for 2023 and is available from any committee member. The cost is €40 for players and €20 for student players and ordinary membership.

Lotto Result - Numbers 22, 2, 1, 30 - No Winner - Lucky dips Nora Fitzmaurice - Moyvane Dolores O’Connor - Online

Patrick Kearney - Online Joe Walsh - Kilcoleman Maura Nolan - C/o Jim

Next Weeks Jackpot €5,500

Tickets also available at Enright’s Bar, Speedy’s Bar, Hanrahans Bar,Kennellys Homevalue Hardware, Holly’s Gala, Stack’s Butchers, Corridan’s Garage, Newtownsandes Co-op, A New U and Curl Up & Dye. You can also contact any Committee Member.

Next Weeks Jackpot is €5,500 and will be held in Enright’s Bar Sunday the 22nd of January at 8:30, As always thank you for your continued support.



Club lotto draw at the clubhouse Mountcoal on Monday 16/01/2023 at 19:30h Jackpot €7,600. Not Won - Numbers Drawn, 08,10,12,14

Lucky dip:

€30 each Mags Relihan Knockreagh, Kevin Quilter Irremore

€20 each Pat O Brien Scrahan Duagh, Elaine Doran Rathea, Tom & Eileen Flaherty Stacks Mt.

Next week’s Jackpot €7,700

Tickets €2 each or 3 for €5

Tickets available at Kelly’s Six Crosses, Halfway Bar, or Play online. Thank you for your continued support.


No winner of the jackpot of €11,300

Numbers drawn: 1, 7, 15, 27

€50 Maureen Hartnett Listowel

€30 Cora Broderick Lisroe

€20 Jack Dennehy Foildarrig

€20 Richard & Mary Horgan Kilmorna

€20 Willie Joe Leahy Trien

Sellers Prize Pat Shanahan

No match 3s

Next weeks jackpot €11,400 with draw on Monday night at Jim’s at 9.30pm. Thank you all for your continued support.

Tickets available from usual sellers, Watsons, Jim’s Bar, O Briens Bar, Sheehy Insulation, O Connors Hardware, Jim Goulds and online at www.klubfunder.com


Lotto Results 05/01/2023 - No Winner of Jackpot €7600

Numbers drawn…6-11-18-22

Lucky Dips

€50 Mary Lyons, Oakley, Dromerin, Listowel

€30 Robbie Mulvihill, Listowel

€20 Mark Griffin, Coolkeragh, Listowel

€20 Denis Enright, Dromin, Listowel

Lotto Results 12/01/2023 - No Winner of Jackpot €7700

Numbers drawn… 2-12-15-28

Lucky Dips

€50 Mike Holly, c/o Joe’s

€30 Catherine Lyons, Clounmacon

€20 Gearoid Lynch, Castle Inch, Listowel

€20 Linda Greaney, John B Keane Rd, Listowel


The club AGM originally scheduled for 13th of January was postponed due to unforeseen circumstances. The annual meeting will now go ahead Friday the 27th at 8pm in the clubrooms.


Lotto Draw results:

The numbers drawn for Saturday 13th January 2023, were as follows, 23, 26, 27, 28. The Jackpot was €2,500 and there was no jackpot winner.

The following won 30 euro lucky dips:

Rachel Kennelly - Glouria.

Maureen O’ Donnell c/o Edward. Mike & Linda Keane - Garryard. Olive Relihan - Online.

Ian O’ Carroll- Online.

The following won three free tickets: Tim Mc Ellistrim - Coolkeragh.

Liam Mulvihill - Ballylongford.

Tom Dowd - Online.

Next Jackpot will be €2,600 and it will take place at the clubhouse on Friday 20th January 2023.


Ireland Lights Up:

Starts on Monday 16th January to Monday 6th March inclusive. Beginning @ 7.30 the lights will be on in Coolard, Ballydonoghue GAA Club. Everyone Welcome.

Steps Challenge: Every Step Counts Irish Life

Starts on the 11th January to 15th February. All details and link on how to set up app and fitness trackers on Facebook Page. We would encourage everybody to sign up and make sure to nominate “ Ballydonoghue GAA Club” as your club. Regardless of how many steps a person takes, they will all add up and we could win €2500 worth of equipment for our club and have fun and get fit all at the same time.

Winners of the Ballydonoghue GAA raffle:

1st Prize signed Kerry Jersey: Tom Kennelly, Glouria Lisselton.

2nd Prize 2 All Ireland Tickets when Kerry are next in the All Ireland Final: Eamon O’ Connor, Farren, Ovens Co. Cork.

3rd Prize Framed picture of All Ireland Winning Kerry Team of 2022: Catherine O’ Connor, Guhard South, Lisselton.

4th Prize : One year subscription to Ballydonoghue Gaa Lotto.

Brian O Seanacháin, Ballydonoghue.

Ballydonoghue Gaa Social:

Our Social took place 14th January in the Arms Hotel Listowel. The night as a great success. Thanks to everyone involved in organising the night. A big thank you to Billy Lee for taking time to join us on the night and presenting our Medals to our three successful teams. Well done to all players involved in all three

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teams and thank you for your commitment to Ballydonoghue Gaa Club. Also a presentation was made to Jason Foley to acknowledge his success and dedication to football both for his club and county, for his All Ireland success and for being the first player of Ballydonoghue Gaa Club to bring an all star award to the club. Well done once again Jason.


Lotto Results from Tuesday January 10th Jackpot was €7,200 - Numbers Drawn: 2, 13, 24, 26 No winner but lucky dips went to: 1. Eddie J Flaherty, c/o All Star Bar 2. Speedy and Ellie May, c/o Speedys Bar 3. Michelle Shields, c/o John Barry 4. Aoife O Connor, Kilcolman, Asdee 5. Ashling Griffin, Knockanure Next draw will be on next Tuesday 17th January in the clubhouse and jackpot will be €7,300. All are welcome!


GOLDEN GOAL COMPETITION starts 29th of January 2023, the GAA season kicks off on Sunday 29th January with the 1st Round of Allianz League Football games.

Asdee GAA Club will commence its weekly Fundraising Golden Goal competition to cover the inter-county playing season until the All-Ireland Football Final on the 30th ofJ uly. Weekly Entry €2,Weekly Prize €40 Person with the Minute 1st Goal is scored is the winner. A “No Goal entry” is also included.

27 League & Championship games between 29th Jan 2023 and 30th July 2023. Payment Options:5 Weeks €10,10 Weeks €20 &

27 Weeks €50.Purchase from John P Walsh Shop & Club Officers.73 Entries per Group Weekly Cut of Time for Entry is Friday 8pm.


Registration - Important information regarding registration. The 2023 Community Games season is starting in the coming weeks, to prepare for this we are holding our registration night on Tue 10th Jan 7pm to 8pm at Duagh sports complex. For anyone that can’t make it on the night contact Neilus 087-2273755 or Liz 086-3466043. It is imperative that all those interested in taking part this year need to be registered and forms signed on the night. There will be one other night assigned, then registration closes. Those registered will be eligible to participate. Cost €10 per participant, max €20 per family. In the event that your child doesn’t participate after being registered

the registration money will roll forward to the following year. This is what was decided at the AGM going forward for 2023.


Brendan Boyle Memorial Junior Cup Final 2022 Sponsored by McCarthy, Moloney Associates Listowel Report by Mairead O Sullivan

Ballyduff B 0.11 v Brosna B 0.08

This final has been delayed due to the drastic weather conditions over the past month, but on Sunday last in Brosna under the watchful eye of Tadgh Murphy Duagh, in what was surprisingly good underfoot conditions the last of the 2022 Finals took place. It was Brosna midfielder Connor Lane on the scoreboard first with a point in the 3rd minute. But in quick reply Chris Whyte split the posts two minutes later. But Brosna’s late addition Dave Curtin was keeping the pressure on and adding to the scoreboard in the 6th minute, the game swayed from end to end with no let up from either side, an awarded free to Ballyudff’s Darragh Goulding was duly converted in the 7th minute to bring the sides even again with two a piece. But it was Aodhan Curley Ballyduff who got the score of the game from a awkward angle to swing it over the bar at the lower goals to a roar from the crowd in 8th minute, again it was Ballyduff on the attack when Darragh Goulding split the posts 30 seconds later to bring his side 2 points up, but the man of the half was Brosna’s number 1 Steve McAuliffe when he saved an awarded penalty in the 11th minute, the game took a lull and the ball went from end to end with missed chances on both sides.

It took until the 14th minute for an awarded free converted by Connor Lane, again it was Lame who split the posts in the 18th minute to bring the game to a deadlock once more, Brosna’s midfielder was on a roll and converted two awarded free’s before the half time whistle, but just as Brosna thought they were going in 2 points, Ballyduff’s Nathan McGrath converted a free in the 27th minute and Tommy O Connor split the post to bring the half time score to Ballyduff B 0.06 v Brosna B 0.06

It took until the 9th minute for the opening score of the half which came from the boot of Andrew Murphy Ballyduff, Ballyduff looked the better team moving the ball at pace but Brosna were dogged in defence and forced shoot selection errors under pressure. It took until the 15th minute for the deadlock to be broken with a converted free from Brosna’s Conor Lane, but unfortunately the fitness and speed of Ballyduff was to dominated for the reminder of the half with scores coming from Tommy O Connor, Johnny Regan and two converted free’s from Nathan McGrath with Brosna only managing a point deep into injury time from their number 1 Steve McAuliffe to bring the full time score to Ballyduff B 0.11 v Brosna B 0.08. The Brendan Boyle memorial cup was presented to Ballyduff Captain Padraig Slattery by Board Chairperson Mairead O Sullivan


Brosna B: Steve McAuliffe, Mike McAuliffe, Micheal Murphy, Dave O Connell, Tadhg Leahy (C), Flor McAuliffe, Peter Curtin, Conor Lane, Kieran Murphy, Frank Connolly, Danny Downey, Don McAuliffe, David Curtin, Darren Horan, Jason Murphy, Subs Kieran O Donnell for Frank Connolly, Ian Walsh for Dave O Connell.

Ballyduff B: Shane O Sullivan, Paddy Moran, Darren O Connor, Johnny Regan, Sean Lucid, Padraig Slattery (C), Nathan McGrath, Andrew Murphy Mikey O Halloran, Stephen O Carroll, Chris Whyte, Tommy O Connor, Darragh Goulding, Aodhan Curley, Jack Farrell. subs: Rodger Costello for Chris Whyte.

Referee: Tadgh Murphy Duagh


McCarthy Insurance Listowel Senior Division 1 League Relegation Sunday 22nd January @ 1.30pm Venue: O Rahilly Park Ballylongford.

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McCarthy Insurance Listowel North Kerry Senior Leagues

Provisional Starting date for the 2023 North Kerry Football League is the Weekend of the 28th / 29th Jan. this will be confirmed after the CCC meeting this week.

Meetings and Events

Annual General Meeting:

The A.G.M of the North Kerry Football Board takes place on Tuesday 24th January @ 7.30pm venue The Well, (upstairs meeting room), The Square, Listowel. All clubs are asked to have delegates in attendance.

A Night of Celebration:

The celebration night for the North Kerry Rangers Minor County Champions takes place on Saturday 28th January @ 7pm in the Listowel Arms Hotel, four course meal, music and special guest Darragh O Se in attendance: Tickets cost €60 and are available from Officers of the board or by texting Secretary P.J. Mulvihill Tel: 0867886301 Reminder that players complimentary ticket and their families reserved tickets will be available for collection on Tuesday 17th January between 7pm and 8pm in Frank Sheehy Park Listowel also with public sale also.

Training Opportunities

Safeguarding Workshop

A safeguarding workshop will take place on Wednesday 18th January in the Kilmoyley Community Centre at 7pm. If clubs have members who which to attend, please email names and email address to childrensofficer.kerry@gaa.ie



A superb victory achieved for Listowel away from home against a well renowned and well fancied Cobh Pirates squad. This was quite an extraordinary, full squad, performance. The erratic weather and gale force winds seemed to energise the well drilled Listowel team to throw off any underdog tag and send a strong message across Munster that they can be a force to be reckoned in the years biggest competition. Listowel welcomed some excellent contributions from all the squad with Jason Morriarty very strong at front row and Oisin Kelly growing in stature in his new wing position. Riogain Joy showed super speed and tackling on the opposite side, improving all the time, while Fionn McNamara showed some excellent tackling on right wing and Harry Reidy made 2 superb appearances in the back line showing great composure under pressure. Jake Rochford was strong and resolute at full back in very difficult conditions sharing the difficult task with a confident contribution from the free running Joseph Gilbert while Ryan Henderson added to the Listowel packs dominance in the scrum.

Exceptional performances across the squad were on display with all 21 players contributing throughout the game which showed the growing strength and depth of the squad. Some very notable efforts came from second row Ewan Sommers showing great Athleticism and winning 4 of the opposition throws, turning the tide in the visitors favour, time and again, alongside Ruari O Connell and Marcos Leahy, dominating the line outs with 100% success, as well as carrying strongly. Sam Enright , right back to his excellent form at No. 7 following injury, showed why he is such a valued addition to the team with an incredible turn of pace, great tackling and his ability to turn over the ball being a growing specialty of the open side wing forward. A number of barnstorming carries came from Eamon O’Connor continuing his excellent form and getting in for a superb try after a well rehearsed rolling maul, alongside the extremely talented, great line out lifter, and unstoppable runner Josh Ahern. There was another very strong front row performance from tight head prop Cian Carey, who has added superb loose running play to his game and was awarded with a cracking try in the second half, which was created by a superb shortened lineout move straight off the training park, and some great build up work by Eamon O’Connor.

Hooker Tadhg Mulvihill again hit every line out arrow perfectly despite the 50kmh wind and his incessant pressure in the loose, led to an excellent opportunist try from Captain Liam Hanrahan under the opposition posts. The link play and pass distribution from the vice captain scrum half Fionn Byrne in the rain and wind was simply extraordinary and added to by some very clever kick chasing by the Listowel number 9 with his decision speed at penalty time catching the opposition off guard. Out half Cathal Byrne showed superb and growing maturity and game management skills in calling the back plays and pinning back Cobh, time and again with his drop outs and his kicking from hand leading to two 50/22 line outs. The half backs tactics into the wind in the second half brought the confident centre partnership of Jack Buckley and Michael Coolahan to the fore with their passing clicking every time, and their line speed in defence pressurising the opposition and turning over ball for Listowel on multiple occasions. Man of the match went again to centre Michael Coolahan who received some perfect passes and superb support from Buckley and has now added strong aggressive tackling at speed into his game alongside great defensive positioning. The flying centres attacking running skills got him onto the end of a great forwards move in the first half to cross the line and an exceptional individual turnover, inside his 22, being converted by him into an under the posts score to finish off the opposition. Listowel will take great confidence from this display as they keep rolling on across Munster over the coming 2 months. Pictured: The Listowel u16 squad alongside coaches David Byrne and Sean Leahy.

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