Volume 15 Issue 42

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Thurs 18th May 2023 Vol. 15 Issue 42
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Kids from Asdee National School receiving their First Holy Communion on 29th April Lios Tuathail AC U13 Girls relay team Chloe, Tia, Isabella and Emily Silver medalists in the Kerry County Championship Lios Tuathail AC U13 boys Gold Medal winners at the Kerry County Championship. Donnacha, Eamon, Simon and Matthew Listowel Celtic U12s Girls at training on Tuesday 9th May Tomás Nolan Sli Na Faiche, Lixnaw pictured on the occasion of his Confirmation in St Michaels Church Lixnaw on Wednesday 10th May. Also in picture are Tomás’ mom Aisling, brother Micheál and sister Ella. Bishop Ray Browne Confirmed Tomás. Photo by Liam Kelly John Dowling Memorial U11 Shield Winners Listowel Celtic C The Lixnaw Community Games U.12 Girls Gaelic Football Team who competed last Sunday in Reenard Fr. Tom McMahon reciting a decade of the rosary at Gortaglanna last Sunday for the Annual Commemoration. Photo Moss Joe Browne Lios Tuathail AC U9 girls running their first relay last weekend. Well done to Ashley, Alannah, Lauryn and Aine. Stars of the future
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Listowel Celtic U 16 Girls who beat MEK 3-2 last weekend in the shield semi final Kelsey Lang McCarthy was chosen as Kerry Rose 2023 from the 14 contestants at the selection hosted by Daithi Ó Sé in the Heights Hotel Killarney last weekend. Photo by: Domnick Walsh - Eye Focus LTD - 087 2672033 Enjoying a lovely evening on Saturday at Austin Stack Park were well known Causeway goalkeeper John Mike Dooley with his wife Sharon and daughter Clodagh also Sean Stack from Ballybunion. Photo Moss Joe Browne The Finuge U13 team who played Churchill last weekend Lios Tuathail AC U12 Boys Owen Og, Cillian, Liam and Jeremiah… Bronze medalist in the Kerry Athletics relays Listowel Celtic U17 team who were in action last weekend Katie Healy (Moyvane) received her PhD from the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm on Friday 12th May. Pictured with her parents Maurice and Meg Healy. Katie’s thesis was recognised as a winner of Sven Gard’s scholarship for the best thesis in virology. She is currently completing her Postdoctoral Fellowship in Harvard University, Massachusetts Hurling legends at Austin Stack Park on Saturday evening were Anthony O Carroll and Liam Boyle from Ballyduff with Cyril and Pascal Nolan from Crotta. Photo Moss Joe Browne Tadhg O’Keeffe, An Riocht, Ahabeg Middle, Lixnaw who was confirmed by Bishop Ray Browne in St Michaels Church Lixnaw on Wednesday 10th May. Also in picture are Tadhg’s mom Triona, brothers Ciarán and Ógie. Photo by Liam Kelly


On Thursday 11th May six pupils from the school were invited to a special ceremony in Kilkenny. At the ceremony , not only did we receive a special plaque to state that we had been chosen as regional winners for the 2022/2023 academic year but also the prestigious title of ‘National global Citizenship school of the Year’.

Lenamore National School is celebrating this week following an Award Ceremony in Kilkenny at which a project completed by the pupils earned them the prestigious title of ‘National Global Citizenship School of the Year’.

In Scoil Náisiúnta an Léana Mhóir, we have been working on our 6th Green Flag- Global Citizenship Litter and Waste. Pupils learned about the Sustainable Development Global Goals (SDGs). They chose a Global Goal that resonated with them as a focus for their project. Pupils also learned about the work of Irish Aid and entered the ‘Our World Irish Aid Awards’.

Our slogan is ‘When you look in the mirror, what do you see?

The most important global citizen of all - the change starts with ME!!’

Six of the pupils along with Principal, Anna Marie O’Keeffe and SNA Elisa Greaney went to the Award Ceremony in Hotel Kilkenny where the overall winner was announced. The competition judges, presenting the Award said that that the work of Scoil Náisiúnta an Léana Mhóir stood out enormously and two beautiful plaques were presented to represent our Regional and National titles. We were also presented with our 6th Green Flag. Global Citizenship means that we understand that all people have equal rights. It means that we value the earth as a precious resource, and we should all take care of it.

Our aim is to raise awareness on how looking after our environment aids people all over the world and to promote and facilitate ‘Active Citizenship’. We are all Global Citizens with rights and responsibilities. We should act responsibly so that our planet can support future generations of people.

The pupils practice ‘Reduce, Reuse and Recycle’. Our slogan for the Litter and Waste theme is ‘Rubbish and plastics, smoke and pollution. We’ve been the cause, but we’re also the solution. Geoff Hunt, Biodiversity Consultant with ‘Heritage in Schools’ visits the school regularly and the children learn about the flora and fauna around the school grounds and in the locality

We are very fortunate in Lenamore that the school is surrounded by natural woodland which lends itself beautifully to the Outdoor Classroom.


We are thrilled to invite you to our upcoming Pathway Open Day events at locations around Kerry. This is your chance to explore a world of possibilities and discover the perfect pathway course that will help you work toward your desired career.

Learn about a range of pathway programmes, designed to give you with the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in your chosen field. Our pathway courses are designed to reintroduce you to education and to meet specific requirements of various professions.

Meet our dedicated staff who are committed to providing you with a supportive learning environment. Chat about campus life, activities, and the opportunities available for personal and professional growth. They will be available on the day to answer any questions you might have.

This is your chance to discover the pathway that sparks your passions and ambitions. Whether you are interested in business, technology, healthcare, arts, or any other field, our Open Day events will help you make an informed decision about your future.

These are FREE information events to find out more about how a Pathway Programme might be for you. Read more: https://kerrycollege.ie/news/pathway-programmes-opendays/

For more information on these events, call our Admissions Offices at (066) 71 49696 for Tralee, or (064) 66 22593 for Killarney.


The total amount raised for the Listowel Hospice Kay Hanley Memorial Good Friday Walk was €6,940. Sincere thanks to all that attended and to everyone that donated in person, online and to those who sponsored people. Your fantastic support is much needed and greatly appreciated. All money raised stays in Kerry and contributes to vital services required, which enables families to have their loved ones close when they need them the most. Thank you to Eilish Stack for her delicious home made treats, Garvey’s Supervalu Listowel, Charlie Cantillon and to our wonderful volunteers.

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Chloe Barrett who received her First Holy Communion in St Bridgid’s Church Duagh last Saturday. Also in picture are Chloe’s parents Eddie and Mary Ann, brothers Daniel and Dean and sister Aimee. Photo by Liam Kelly


Causeway Comprehensive school has received the coveted Pieta Amber Flag for promoting positive mental health and well-being among its students. This achievement is a testament to the school’s efforts in prioritizing the mental health and wellness of their students.

The Pieta Amber Flag initiative is a program that recognizes schools across Ireland that promote positive mental health and well-being. The Amber Flag is awarded to schools that demonstrate exceptional efforts in creating a positive, supportive, and inclusive school environment that prioritizes mental health and well-being.

The staff and students of Causeway Comprehensive school have worked tirelessly to create a school environment that prioritises mental health and well-being. Ms Ruta Kanisauskaite who piloted the program stated, “the school has implemented a range of initiatives. These have included so far, mental health and well-being workshops, mindfulness practices, and peer support programs”. She continued by saying, “the school’s approach to mental health and well-being is holistic, recognizing that good mental health is not just about treating mental illness but also about promoting overall well-being”. The school has worked to create an inclusive and supportive environment for all students, including those who may be struggling with mental health issues. Receiving the Pieta Amber Flag is a significant achievement for Causeway Comprehensive Secondary school. It is a recognition of the school’s ongoing commitment to promoting positive mental health and well-being among its students.

Principal Cathal Fitzgerald stated, “the Pieta Amber Flag is a symbol of the school’s dedication to creating a supportive and inclusive school environment”. He continued by saying, “it sends a message to students, staff, and the wider community that mental health and well-being are a priority at Causeway Comprehensive school”. He continued by saying that, “the staff and students in the school can take pride in this achievement, knowing that they have made a positive difference in the lives of their students. The Pieta Amber Flag is a well-deserved recognition of the school’s efforts in promoting positive mental health and well-being, and it is a testament to the school’s ongoing commitment to its students’ welfare.


Michael Healy-Rae: “I welcome very much the fact that the Taoiseach has given a commitment that farm families will be exempt from the residential zoned land tax.”

“I have raised this in the Dail and he has now confirmed that the annual tax which would be calculated at 3% of the market value of land will apply from next year. It will not be applied on what would be classified as functional farmers. He has stated on the record of the Dail that if there needs to be a change to primary legislation to allow this exemption to go ahead they will actually pursue this as it is the right and proper thing to do.”

Independent T.D Michael Healy Rae was glad to raise this important matter and he warmly welcomes this u-turn.

Ballydonoghue GAA Club presenting a cheque for €3,500 to representatives of Ard Cúram Fuchsia Centre, the proceeds of their recent Coffee morning held in their clubrooms in Coolard. Back: Mairéad Garvey, Tim O’Connor, Ger Moran, Martin O’Mahony, Robert Bunyan. Front: Brenda McNamara, Finbar Mawe, Eileen Bunyan, Mike Moriarty, Mairéad Sheehy
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Welcome to my weekly column. My name is Caroline and as a certified DóTERRA essential oil specialist I have been delighted to help, guide and support so many people along with their friends and families throughout North Kerry and West Limerick over the last three years on their essential oil journey. 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 when using your DóTerra essential oils as part of your every day routine.

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After recently returning from a very inspirational and educational essential oil journey in Lisbon, Portugal, it is now my duty to share with you some simple uses for using DóTERRAS essential oils in your daily routine to live a life of wellness.

If you have never used these essential oils before, continue reading my weekly column, check out my social media pages and contact me on the number below to educate yourself on how best to get the most benefits from these oils. When you start introducing the oils by using and diffusing daily in your home space / work environment, you and your family will see the benefits and the difference in your life for better health and vitality.

Three things you can use dóTerras essential oils for:

• Number 1 - Sleep.

If you are having difficulty getting to sleep, staying a sleep or perhaps not getting a restful night’s sleep, waking up during the night, tossing and turning and then waking up in the morning feeling tired and having low energy, these essential oils can help you.

• Number 2 – Stress & Anxiety

If you are feeling stressed and or experiencing anxious feelings, using dóTerras essential oils can help you feel calm and relaxed, ground and maintain your energy while keeping your mind and body calm and focused in that stressful moment.

• Number 3 – Immune Support

If you are feeling poorly or out of sorts, using, diffusing and taking dóTerras essential oils are a really good way to boost and support the immune system naturally.

DóTERRA knows that essential oils must be pure and potent in order to best fulfill the needs of those that use them. Too often, essential oils available for purchase contain contaminants and filler substances that weaken the essential oil’s effectiveness.

With the sole purpose to provide pure and potent essential oils, doTERRA ensures that their oils are free of harmful contaminants and fillers through the CPTG Certified Pure Tested Grade™ protocol. Therefore this allows us to ingest these oils and use them in our foods and beverages as they come directly from plants and work with our bodies on a cellular level.

My Three Way Method Using DóTerras 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 around your home, classroom, office space or other places of work and business.

Internally: Add the oils into your favourite foods, waters and beverages, or simply take one drop daily under the tongue to support your body and mind. Check out my Social Media pages for more information. You are welcome to join my Free upcoming In-Person class in Listowel Community Centre on Thursday May 25th at 7pm. For private Oil Consultations and Wellness Work Talks please contact me on the number below as pre-booking is now essential.

*Anyone who purchases dóTERRAS essential oils from Carolines Pod of Positivity will have full support and guidance on how best to use the oils through a private WhatsApp group and Social Media Group Page.

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Top class racing, family fun, auction, fashion & lots more at the Lee Strand 550 Comfort for Chemo Charity Evening at the Dogs

Lee Strand has joined forces with Comfort for Chemo Kerry for this year’s annual Lee Strand 550 night at the Kingdom Greyhound Stadium on Friday May 26th. The support of Lee Strand will allow Comfort for Chemo Kerry to generate much needed funds with all admissions, auction, raffle, restaurant bookings and other monies raised on the night going directly towards the charity. The event will be a fabulous evening at the stadium with something for everyone and there are several ways to support this wonderful cause.

Speaking at the launch of the event, Gearoid Linnane CEO stated, “Lee Strand continues to support one of Ireland’s most prestigious races, the Lee Strand A3 550 at the Kingdom Greyhound Stadium. Our long-standing sponsorship of this race spans over four decades and we are delighted to welcome back a charity element to our event. This year our chosen charity is Comfort for Chemo Kerry, all proceeds raised on the evening will all be donated directly to the charity. It promises to be a great evening out for everyone while supporting a wonderful charity in our community.”

For those that would like to enjoy all the action from the Grandstand Restaurant tables are available to reserve for both organisations, individuals, and groups of all sizes with 50% of the revenue going towards the charity. In addition to the racing action, everyone will be kept well entertained with MC Billy Keane to take us through the night. Best Dressed Lady and Best Dressed Gent will be judged on the night by fashion stylist Danny Leane with fabulous prizes for both. Plus, there will be an auction on the night with some fantastic items up for grabs and lots of chances to win in the raffle, which has been very generously supported with prizes from local businesses.

There will also be a family aspect to the night with entertainment for all ages with lots of novelty events with face painting, bouncy castle, music after racing and Mighty Mikey Milk from Lee Strand will be at the stadium to meet the younger ones.

Declan Dowling of the Kingdom Greyhound Stadium said “It is wonderful that Lee Strand and Comfort for Chemo Kerry have come together at the Kingdom Greyhound Stadium to raise these much needed funds and we are hoping that as many as possible will come along to support this worthy cause that unfortunately so many families in the county will avail of at some time in their lives.”

Launching the event, Mary Fitzgerald, Chairperson of CFCK, said “Comfort for Chemo Kerry are delighted to be chosen as the beneficiary of this year’s Lee Strand 550 Night at the Dogs with all proceeds on the night going to the charity .The need to be able to provide treatment in an environment that promotes healing and provides comfort is paramount and this unit will allow for improved treatment options for patients on their own doorstep. We would really appreciate your support on the night which will help us build and equip a standalone chemotherapy unit within the grounds of UHK for the people of Kerry.”

So come along on Friday May 26th and be part of a great night’s entertainment while supporting the cause, tickets are available at the entry gate, tickets are €10 and kids are free. The first race of the night goes off at 7pm with doors open at 6pm. Table bookings for the restaurant can be made either by e-mailing info@comfortforchemokerry.com or on 089 2240357.

Pictured at the launch of The Lee Strand 550 – Comfort for Chemo Evening at the Dogs and getting ready to celebrate with their Lee Stand Milk are Declan Dowling, Kingdom Greyhound Stadium; Mikey Sheehy and Mary Fitzgerald, Comfort for Chemo Kerry; John O’Keeffe, Teresa Walker & Gearóid Linnane, Lee Strand.

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Welcome to San Rita Wellness weekly column…We hope you are safe and well

What is “Self Care“?

The term “self-care” has come to mean so much more than spa days and yoga classes. The point of self care is to do something for you—anything that leaves you feeling fresh and rejuvenated.

The real question is…Why is self care so important for us all?

It’s so important to make sure we take care of our body, mind and soul every day and not just when we get sick. Taking good care of ourselves involves making the right food choices, reducing your stress levels, being regularly active and making some “Me Time“. These are some key areas to self care to keep you healthy, fit and resilient.

So the next question is why do we often fail when it comes to self care?

Most of us are crazy busy, have stressful jobs or spend too much time with technology to make time for ourselves. “Me Time“ is usually last on the agenda.

What kind of an impact does lack of self care have on you?

* Leave you feeling tired or worn out.

* You often make poor food choices.

* It can also leave you feeling negative about many things especially yourself.

* Your self esteem and confidence can be low.

* No motivation to achieve your goals.

So if one or all of the above apply to you at anytime the next question is, How can you turn things around?

Eat right for self-care. The food we eat has the potential to either keep us healthy or contribute to weight gain or diseases such as diabetes, but it can also keep our minds working and alert. Eating the right foods can help prevent memory loss and inflammation, both of which can have long-term effects on the brain and, in turn, the rest of the body.

Exercise daily as part of your self-care routine. We all know exercise is good for us. Daily exercise can help you both physically and mentally, boosting your mood and reducing stress and anxiety, not to mention helping you shed extra weight. Of course, it might be hard to go to the gym every day, so try to incorporate other exercises, such as walking, tennis, or yoga, which may be able to fit into your schedule more easily. The most important thing is to create a routine that works for you.

Make sleep part of your self-care routine. Sleep can have a huge effect on how you feel both emotionally and physically. It is important to try and get 6 to 8 hours quality sleep at night and also it’s especially important to stay away from caffeine and sugar, which tend to keep you awake .Try to avoid the habit of using technology or devices in bed.

Say no to others, and say yes to your self-care. Learning to say no is really hard; many of us feel obligated to say yes when someone asks for our time or energy. But once you learn how to politely say no, you’ll start to feel more self confident, and you’ll have more time for your self-care.

Take care of yourself by getting organized. Getting organized is often the first step to becoming a healthier you, because it allows you to figure out exactly what you need to do to take better care of yourself.

Schedule your self-care time, and guard that time with everything you have. It can be hard for us all to find extra time. But it’s extremely important to plan regular self-care time. Moments alone can help you to ponder the best ways to move forward in your life and keep you grounded. And moments with friends can help you feel more connected and relaxed.

First and foremost reading through this weekly column is another step of self care on your Weight loss and Wellness journey.

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” take place in the Kerry Writers Museum, The Square, Listowel every Wednesday and in The Ballybunion Health & Leisure Centre every Thursday.

Give us a call on Sandra 087 6718377 or Rita 087 1012174

Until next week, Sandra and Rita

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Coolard National School Communion class pictured with their teacher Mr O Connor and Father Hanafin last weekend
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The children of Duagh NS were delighted to receive 5 beautiful Galaxy Tab A8’s. These were very generously donated by Soundstore Limerick, Finucanes Electric Limerick, Walsh Bros Castleisland and McKennas, Listowel. A big thank you to Tony for organising this for our school. John Dowling Memorial U11 Bowl Winners - Listowel Celtic U11 B The Lenamore Rovers starting team who defeated Killarney Athletic B 3 - 0 in the Tommy Healy Cup Final in Mounthawk Park last Friday night wearing the clubs new away kit sponsored by Kerry Stainless Fabrication and Andy Boyd Painting Twins Fionn & Oisín Larkin, Carrueragh Knockanure who received their First Holy Communion in The Church of Corpus Christi Knockanure last Saturday. The twins are pictured with their sister Éadaoin and brother Jack. Photo by Liam Kelly The Lixnaw Community Games U.14 Quiz Team of Niamh, Clodagh, Rory and Ella, who were County Silver Medalists at last weekend’s Co. Quiz Competition in Keel Coolard NS Girls - Winners of North Kerry 4/5 teacher Allianz Cumann na mBunscol Blitz The Finuge minor team that defeated St Senans recently in the North Kerry League Listowel Celtic U12 Premier team who beat MEK 2-1 last weekend



Dear Fairy Friends, On behalf of all the local Fairies, Wizards and Elves, the Kilflynn Enchanted fairy festival would like to hear from like-minded individuals who would like to volunteer a couple of hours of their time for this year’s festivities on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th June 2023

If you are artistic or just want to get out and work on the ground, maybe new to the community or spent all your life here? We would love to hear from you. Men and Women in this beautiful village of Kilflynn and of all ages help us out every year with this amazing festival, whether its ticket sales, traffic management, Characters, Painting, groundwork, set up before and clean up after.

Even if it is just for a couple of hours to give someone else a break. It is an amazing opportunity to welcome others from around the country and further afield to our beautiful village. We see families in awe at this festival and the laughter is contagious. We promise that you will leave a little happier than you arrived. If you are interested or are joining us again this year, please send a text with your name and number and we will get our little fairies to contact you within the next few weeks to add to our list. Fairy Fone: 087 7944605 Wishing you all a fairy fabulous day.


Feale/Cashen Estuary Drainage Project in Ballyduff Community Centre on Friday 19th May at 8.30 p.m. Meeting called by Local Cashen Drainage Committee All welcome.


Forty-two children from Abbeydorney NS and Kilflynn NS received the Sacrament of Confirmation in St Bernard’s Church, Abbeydorney, from the Bishop of Kerry, Rev Bishop Ray Browne, who was assisted by Fr. Denis Mahony Abbeydorney P.P, Fr. Nicholas Flynn. Diocesan Secretary, Fr. Brendan Walsh, Fr. Pat Crean Lynch and Deacon Francis White, Kilflynn on Wednesday 10th May in St. Bernard’s Church, Abbeydorney. After the beautiful ceremony the bishop posed for photographs with the children and their families.

The boys and girls who received the Sacrament from St Teresa’s National School were Paddy Cronin, Sarah Fennell, Jennifer Casey, Avalon Knott, Daniel Diggins, Grace O’Donoghue, Ros Buckley, Jack Kelliher, Daithí Nolan, Sarah O’Driscoll, Darren McElligott, Bláthnaid Buckley, Íde Hussey, Orlaith Brennan, Ava McElligott, Bobby Ryan and Matt Cronin.

Congratulations to the children from St Teresa’s National School, who received the Sacrament of Confirmation, also the parents and their teacher, Sinead Hogan who had the children well prepared for their big day. Thanks also to Ann Mahony and The Abbeydorney School choir for the beautiful music and singing


The draw for the April Kilflynn Community Together “Split the Bucket” took place on Saturday, 29th April in Herbert’s Bar, Kilflynn. The winner of the April draw was Áine McCarthy, Leith West, Tralee. Bucket total was €200 and the split was €100. Congratulations to Aine. Thank you all for the great response and support. Trish Dillon, Leith, Tralee drew the winning ticket, which was bought in Herbert’s Bar. Funds raised will be used for projects that will benefit and improve Kilflynn. Your support is greatly appreciated. The next draw for the Kilflynn Community Together “Split the Bucket” will take place Saturday, 27th May in Parker’s Bar, Kilflynn @ 10:00pm.

Get your entries in (as many as you like) before Saturday night 27th May! It could be your lucky Night! We have buckets at various businesses around Kilflynn: –Parkers Pub, Herbert’s Bar and Zam Zam Kebab. The concept of the draw is simple, simply place your €2 into the envelope at the venue, write your name and phone on the envelope and you could possibly ‘split the bucket!’


The Kerry Senior Camogie panel travel to Ennis on Sunday 21st May to face off with Cork Camogie in the Munster Camogie Intermediate Final.

After a great performance in the semi-final v Clare, Pat Ryan’s charges will hope to collect their second trophy of the year after their superb Division 2 final win earlier this year in Croke Park. The game is a curtain raiser to the Munster Hurling Championship clash between Clare & Cork. Best wishes to the Kerry players and their management especially the Crotta ladies Amy O’Sullivan, Jackie Hogan, Aoife Behan and Niamh Quinn.


The Crotta hurling club weekly lotto draw was held on Monday 15th May at Parker’s Pub, Kilflynn. The Four numbers drawn out of the drum by the independent observer: Graham Harris, Clounsillagh, Lixnaw were

6,22,26 and 28. There was no winner of the 4,100 Jackpot. Congratulations to the following who won €35 in the lucky dip draw: Noel McGrath, Upper Tullig, Kilflynn, Annette Galvin, Rathea, Listowel and Alan Kelly, The Cottage, Ballincollie Road, Ballyvolane, Cork.

The next draw will take place in Herbert’s Bar, Kilflynn. on Monday 22nd May at 10.30p.m with a €4,200 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.


The Crotta U5 hurling fun continued on Sunday afternoon last. A very enjoyable session again with happy kiddies enjoying the sunshine and socialising with their newfound buddies. Training continues each Sunday 1:15 - 2pm in Dromakee. Anybody who would like to be added to text service or wants more information please message Paul Shanahan on 0879715781. Hurleys and helmets are provided so just bring the kids along and give it a go


Lee Strand Kerry Coiste na nÓg

Co. Under 15 Hurling League - Round 1, on Friday, 12th May

Division 1 - Ballyheigue 2 - 13 Crotta O’Neill’s 2 -9 played in Ballyheigue.

County Senior Hurling League

Round 8 Result in Ballyduff on Friday 12th May: Ballyduff 3 - 16 Crotta O’Neills 1 - 10

County Minor Hurling League - Sunday, 14 May in Lerrig.

St. Brendan’s 1-16 Crotta/Kilmoyley 1-14

UNDER 11S - North Kerry Under 11 Hurling Leagues Round 2: Saturday, 20 May @ 5.00pm. Teams 11 a side, 25 minutes each half.

Group 1 - Crotta O’Neill’s v Abbeydorney. Home team Referee. All panellists to get adequate game time.


The Kilflynn Toddler Group has now finished for the summer in Kilflynn. It will be back up and running in September! The date the group restarts will be posted here closer to the time. Have a lovely summer everyone


Well done to Abbeykillix Camogie Club players Abbigail, Emily, Caoimhe and Sarah who lined out for Kerry U14’s Camogie team on Sunday 14th May. Fantastic to see the girls lining out for the green and gold. The Kerry U-14s played their first blitzes in Carlow on Sunday, they enjoyed wins over Waterford and Westmeath and lost by a single point to both Kilkenny and Carlow. A great competitive start to the season. Well done to players and management team


Presents an evening with 1985 World Snooker Champion Dennis Taylor on Sunday 4th June 2023 at 7.30p.m Doors open 6.30p.m. Proceeds in aid of St Teresa’s National School, Kilflynn. An Evening of Stories, Laughter, Trick shots and Pool, not to be missed!

Any person who wants to play Dennis or any business who wants to sponsor a frame on the night please text Mike Parker on 087 9794541 for a sponsorship card. Tickets are available now at only €15 available at www.Eventbrite.ie or from Parker’s Pub 066 71 35129 or St Teresa’s national School.


Save the dates! Saturday 17th and 18th June! We are looking forward to having our tractor run on Saturday evening, followed by the vintage car / Honda 50 run on Sunday morning, and the main event, the Vintage Rally in Kilflynn village. We hope to see you all there for a bigger and better event this year


Confidential number 087 7086253. St. Vincent de Paul Society clothes can be donated locally at the Disposal Facility at Abbeydorney GAA Complex or the Railway Bar Car Park, Lixnaw. Your support is greatly appreciated.


Leanne Templeton is busy at The Presentation in Listowel passing on her vast knowledge of the beauty industry to the enthusiastic students. The salon in the school is called Headmasters and they regularly do fundraisers for the salon and charities by creating hairstyles for fellow students at a minimal fee.

Leanne Templeton is the teacher, who has previously taught many stylists who have gone on to open their own businesses and have solid careers in the industry. Leanne also works full time in hairdressing at her salon in Ballybunion.

Speaking about the initiative in the school Leanne said: “I love teaching and was delighted to have been asked to do this role. The girls are fantastic and we have lots of fun together. I really believe this class helps with social skills and communication and the girls can walk into any job in the service industry and be fully capable of dealing with people. I teach through confidence and praise and we often meditate too.”

The LCA Hair & Beauty is 100 points towards leaving cert results.

Pictured L-R: Imogen Murphy, Laura Dillane, Caitlin Faley, Laura O’Leary, Clodagh McKenna, Rebecca Cahill, Ella O’Carroll and Leanne Templeton

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The results of the weekly Ballyduff GAA Club, Lady’s Walk Hurling Club and the Ballyduff Community Games Committee Lotto Draw for Tuesday May 9th are as follows: The numbers drawn were 5, 14 & 16 and the Bonus number was 3. There was no winner of the €19,400 Jackpot or the €400 match three. The €20 Consolation winners were Louise Murphy, Dromartin; Mike Hussey and Marian, Ballyduff; Liz Thornton, Dromclough, Listowel. 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.


Inter-county Hurling: The Kerry senior hurlers exited the Joe McDonagh Cup on Saturday last when they lost to Laois at Austin Stack Park. The game turned out to be a dead rubber as Offaly fielded a weakened team in their final game against Carlow, who won the game easily, leaving the result in Tralee meaningless. That ends intercounty hurling for the year. Hard to think that Kerry hurlers won’t have a competitive game again until 2024 so much for the split season. Well done to all the Ballyduff players who wore the Green and Gold over the season.

Club Hurling: On the local scene our Seniors got back to winning ways on Friday evening last in a game played in brilliant sunshine in Ballyduff against Oneill’s Crotta. Exchanges were even enough early on with Ballyduff leading by 3 points at halftime. Ballyduff went on a scoring spree in the final quarter and ran out winners on the score Ballyduff 3 – 16 Crotta 1 – 10. Next up in the Credit Union sponsored County Senior Hurling League is an away game v Abbeydorney on this Friday evening. Throw-in time to be confirmed.

County Minor Football: Hard luck on the Kerry minor football team who lost to Cork on Thursday in Pairc Ui Caoimh. Evan Boyle was captain, Oisin Healy a sub and Luke Rochford is on the panel. They now play Limerick this Thursday evening in Newcastle West. Time to be confirmed. Best of luck to the team and management.

Minor Hurling: Well done to our minor hurling team who had a second win in the Keane’s Supervalu sponsored County Minor Hurling League when they defeated Tralee Parnells at Caherslee on Sunday morning last. playing a lovely brand of hurling they amassed the huge total of 3 - 28 to the losers 1 – 11. They have now qualified for the semi-final of the competition. Well done to the team and management.

Senior Football: Our Senior football team suffered defeat at the hands of Dr Crokes B in Lewis Rd on Sunday last in Round 6 of the County Senior Football League Division 4. Next up is a home game v St Pats Blennerville on this Sunday at 2.00pm.


Masses for the week:

Thursday 10.00am: Special Intention

Friday 7.00pm: Get well Mass – Mark Broomfield – Special Intention

Saturday 6.30pm: Mass in Causeway

Sunday 11.00am: Betty & Harold Roche

Ministers of the Eucharist: Sunday 11.00am

– Catherine O’Driscoll/Carmel Costello/Helen Dowling.

Reader: Sunday 11.00am – Paul McCarthy

Divine Mercy Devotions: Every Sunday at 3.00pm

Eucharist Adoration: Every Thursday 10.30am

– 11.30am

Holy Water: for the blessing of the crops available from this weekend in the porches.

Rosary: at Tobhar Rí an Domhnach, Lady’s Walk, Monday to Friday daily at 3.00pm during the month of May.

Recovery Haven Kerry: Race Night in conjunction with Churchill GAA will take place on Mary 24th at the Kingdom Greyhound Stadium, Tralee. Tickets - €10.

Under 14’s are free. More information at (066)7192122.

NEWKD: Reconnecting with services for Older Person’s Day on Monday, 22nd May at Listowel Community Centre.



An important meeting on the Feale/Cashen Estuary Drainage Project will take place in the Ballyduff Community Centre on this Friday May 19th at 8.30pm. Items of Concern include:

1. Delay in the implementation of the proposed Cashen Estuary Pumping Infrastructure for the Feale OPW arterial drainage scheme as published in May 2022 by the OPW. Potential risk of flooding to thousands of acres of farmland and to 300+ houses

2. Opposition to the OPW’s maintenance programme for arterial drainage schemes with rewetting proposed over maintenance by some non-government organisations (NGO’s). This will impact on farmers, turf cutters, house holders and local infrastructure, including private and public roads.

3. Proposals to repeal or reform the arterial drainage act of 1945 and review of the roles and functions of the OPW.

4. Major objections to the designation of heavily modified water bodies in the third cycle river basin management plan 2022 – 2027. This will have major impacts for well run tillage, dairy and beef farms in the catchment area of arterial drainage schemes.

This meeting is called by the local Cashen Drainage Committee.


Ballyduff Tidy Towns Committee would like to acknowledge the recent grant of €1,000 from Kerry County Council Community Support Fund. This money will help us design signage for our biodiversity projects and plant more native trees around the village. To find out more about our activities please follow us on Facebook.


St Brendan’s AC had a big day out at Day 2 of the county athletics championships on Sunday last in An Ríocht. The club won a huge haul of medals in a variety of events and finished as third best overall club. The club thanks all who made it a great day for the juveniles.

This Wednesday, the local area Primary School Sports will be held in Walnut Grove Field at 6pm. There will be events for all classes and all schools in the St Brendan’s AC area are invited to participate. Club info from (087)7985557.


There are three solutions to every problem – Accept it, change it or leave it. If you can’t accept it – change it. If you can’t change it – leave it.


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Results for Thursday, May 11. Numbers drawn: 14 16 27 32. There was no Jackpot winner. Lucky Dips: €100: John & Sharon, Listowel. €50: Rita Hannon, Willow Brook, Listowel. €20 each: Cathy & John Hanrahan, Hillview, Moyvane. Josephine Kennelly, Lisselton. Trish O’Sullivan, Carrickerry. Bridget O’Connor, Inchamore. Fionn, Daithi & Florence, c/o Mad Maggie. Free Tickets: Josie O’Connor, Carrig. Ann Woulfe, Kilmorna, c/o Jackie Sugrue. Maggie O’Connor, Carrig. John Quirke, Rathoran. Tim Kissane, Tarbert. This Thursday night’s Jackpot (May 18) is €7,500 and the draw will be held at Bingo in The Marian Hall. Thank you for your support.


Don’t forget this is Split the Bucket week. The draw will be held during Bingo in the Marian Hall on Thursday night. This is a very important fundraiser for your local school and when you support it you are supporting your own children. Margaret Mulvihill, Woodgrove won €265 in the last draw. This week, it could be you. Thank you to the local businesses for making envelopes available. You can get your envelopes in Holly’s Gala, Mike Kennelly’s HomeValue Hardware, Noel Stack, Butchers, Enright’s Bar, The Village Grill, Speedy’s Bar, Moyvane. Newtownsandes Co-op Curl up and Dye (Anna Enright Fogarty) and at Bingo in the Marian Hall on Thursday night. €2.00 per entry or 3 for €5.00.


There was no winner of last Sunday night’s €7,100 Jackpot. Numbers drawn were: 2 12 19 20 Lucky Dips: €40 each: Mike Collins, Glin Road, Moyvane. Nora Fitz, Leitrim Middle, Moyvane. Eddie Galvin, Leitrim East & USA. Olive Keane, Ashgrove, Moyvane. Noreen O’Connell, Ahalahanna, Moyvane. 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. Next week’s Jackpot is €7,200 and the draw will be held at 8.30pm on Sunday May 21 at Speedy’s Bar. Thank you for your support.


Can I compliment the ladies who take care of the Church. It is a huge building and they keep the place spotless. It is a credit to them for the effort they put in. We take all these things for granted but someone puts in the effort. Thank you ladies.


Will be in The Marian Hall next Wednesday, May 24th at 10.00am. For an appointment contact Noreen 068 49238.


Will take place on Wednesday, July 05 from Knockanure, Moyvane & Tarbert. Contact: Margaret at 087 2976304.



Thursday, May 18 10.00am Anniversary Mass (25th) for Michael Dore, New Houses.

Saturday, May 20 7.30pm Mass for Mike Brosnan, recently deceased.

Sunday, May 21 11.00am Anniversary Mass for Anne Prendiville.


Friday, May 19 10.00am Anniversary Mass for Paddy, Tess & Margaret Stack, Glin.

Sunday, May 21 Anniversary Mass at 9.30am for Mary Therese & Patrick Kennelly, sisters Nora & Mary Rose Kennelly & sister-in-law Laurene Kennelly.

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Andrew Moloney, Derry Listowel who received his First Holy Communion in The Church of Corpus Christi, Knockanure last Saturday. Also in picture are parents Brendan and Norita and sisters Rachel and Gemma. Photo by Liam Kelly
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The Annual Graveyard Mass will take place at St John’ Cemetery on Friday 9th June at 7pm. Ballydonoghue cemetery mass on Monday 12th June at 8pm and Gale Cemetery on Thursday 15th June at 8 pm.


This authentic, live, affectionate tribute show features all the classic hits including ‘If tomorrow never comes’, ‘Friends in low places’, ‘The thunder rolls’ and of course ‘The Dance’.



Simply book your tickets, dig out those cowboy hats and join us for one hell of a party in Ballybunion Garth Brooks - The Ultimate tribute, The Tinteán Theatre, Ballybunion, this Saturday, May 20 Tickets via www.tintean.ie


We would like to express our deepest sympathies to the family Mary Ann De Sousa (née Barry) of Glor Na Dtonn and Lisselton, Jim McAleer late of Chicago & Lahardane, Breda Hasberry (nee Downey) late of Ahafona and UK, to the family Cian Holland of Dublin & Ballybunion and to Helen Heaphy on the death of her brother John Joe in Monaghan. All who died recently may they all Rest in Peace.


Checkers café and crazy golf open 12 to 5pm Saturday and Sunday. Taking bookings for School tours, Birthday Parties and Clubs and Societies. Phone Marie on 0876415513


Did you sit the Leaving Certificate at St Joseph’s Secondary School in Ballybunion in 1973. All former students of this class are invited to attend a get together which will be held in mid – June. It is important to know what the numbers are well in advance of the event so that an appropriate function can be organised. Any former students who would like to attend are asked to phone, Gerardine Galvin at 087 7549616 or Ina Aherne at 086 8152990


May devotions to Our Lady by saying the Rosary each evening at 7.00pm for the month of May at Our Lady’s Grotto in Ahafona.


Do you make or grow something unique? If so, why not join us in the Summer Ballybunion Community Market! We’re expanding and we’re on the hunt for like minded people around County Kerry who wish to showcase their product/s. If you are interested, please send us a message on Facebook or text 0862220698.


Opening Hours: Tues-Sat Inc. from 10am-1:30pm and 2:30pm-5pm.Membership is free. A constant supply of new books to be borrowed, such as Jo Jo Moyes, Someone Else’s Shoes, Joseph O’Connor’s My Father’s House, Fintan O’Toole’s We Don’t Know Ourselves. These, and many more can be requested online or in the branch. Borrow box, a free app offers thousands of e-books and audio books and all you need is to be a member of Kerry Library. Check out the website today for all the other services available! ballybunion@kerrycoco.ie www. kerrylibrary.ie 068 27615.


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


Ballybunion Triathlon Club will host its own triathlon on Saturday 29th July, the race is sanctioned by triathlon Ireland. You can sign-up for the race by finding it on the events calendar here: https://app.triathlonireland.com/ race-calendar for more information, email ballybuniontriclubgmail.com or phone Derek on 087 854 2199


Community Employment offers work experience, training, welfare payments plus top-up, and an opportunity

to contribute to your community. Current part-time positions (19.5 hrs. /wk.) Include: Tourist Office Attendant, Leisure Centre Receptionist, Men’s Shed Caretaker, Environmental Worker x 2, and Community Centre Caretaker. For details, contact Rosaleen on 068 27799 or email saothairnanabhann@gmail.com


Grow Mental Health Support Group will be coming to Ballybunion in the Community Centre on Wednesdays at 6pm. Grow Mental Health is a charity that provides free, friendly, community based, peer support groups for anyone who is experiencing a mental health issue. No booking required.


The parent & Toddler group every Wednesday from 10am-12.30pm in Ballybunion Community Centre. This is a great meeting place for parents & carers with babies & small children to relax & chat together while children play. Everyone is welcome to attend. Cost is €3 per family which includes snacks and group outings. For more information please contact Laura on 087 057 3384.


Weekly meetings for the Ballybunion Active Retirement group are held on Wednesday’s at 2.00pm in the old convent. New members are most welcome


Class Chair-Based Exercise in Ballybunion Community Center every Tues.11.00am-12.00pm. Pay as you go classes available also, Please phone to book your chair call Martina on 087 797 3688


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.


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, co-ordination, fitness, self-defense, self-discipline and its fun. Beginners are always welcome - if interested please contact Michael on 087 9245637.


In Person Meetings take place every Wednesday from 10am-11am & 6pm to 7pm in The Kerry Writers Museum. If you are anxious to make a start now 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 Badminton takes place on Tuesdays and Thursdays 8pm to 10pm, in Ballybunion Community Centre €5 per person. New members are always welcome. If you have any enquiries please contact the Ballybunion Baseliners Facebook page.


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

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Pictured at the recent Tea Day at Ballybunion Community Centre supporting families with Dementia. Left: Liz Finucane, Caroline O’Sullivan, Gillian O’Rourke, Donal Murphy, Danielle Foley. Middle: Caroline O’Sullivan, Caoimhe Geraghty with Oisin Boyle. Right: Danielle Foley and Christina Finucane. Photos by Luke Kindelan Ballybunion Photography
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Email; tarbertnews@outlook.com or telephone Patrick Lynch at 068/ 36117 on or before 7pm Sunday.


There was a sense of shock and sadness when the news broke on Friday 5 May of the the unexpected death of Michael Lanigan. Michael died at his residence in the Square, Tarbert on the morning of his 89th.Birthday. He reposed at home on Sunday 7May and his Requiem Mass took place in St Mary’s Church, Tarbert on Monday 8 May. His coffin was shouldered from his home to the Church, flanked by a Tarbert GAA guard of honour. His Requiem Mass was celebrated by his friend and neighbour Fr John O’Connor assisted by Fr Philip O’Connell. Family members brought Tarbert and Kerry GAA jerseys to the altar symbolising his long association with the GAA both as a player and administrator with the Tarbert Club and his role as a selector with the Kerry Minor team in 1974 and 1975 in which teams his son Ambrose played. Fr John spoke of his commitment to the Church as an altar boy, a reader, a collector and Eucharist Minister and any role called on to serve. His grandson Conor spoke of his achievements and his love of his grandchildren and greatgrandchildren. After Mass he was interred in the adjoining St Mary’s Cemetery beside his late wife Peggy who predeceased him in 2013. John Dowling led the mourners in singing ‘The Rose of Tralee’ as a final adieu.

Michael was a man of boundless energy, ability and entrepreneurial spirit. He was one of six children, five boys and one girl born to William and Delia Lanigan (nee Brennan) in Main Street, Tarbert. His mother died in 1943 when Michael was only 9 years old leaving his father, a hackney car driver to provide for his family. Michael attended St Ita’s College, Tarbert and after leaving school worked for a while in England. He later married Peggy Kelly from Tarmons who inherited a family business and in the 1950’s they carried on the traditional bar and grocery business in Chapel Street. Michael purchased the adjoining house and embarked on the lucrative Bed and Breakfast business under the name of the Colleen Bawn Inn. He later built six chalets at the rere of the property to take advantage of the growing needs for accommodation of construction workers at the ESB Power Station site. He himself, worked at the site and the Construction Industry Federation recognising his ability as a problem solver appointed him as Site Industrial Relations Officer for the duration of the project. In the late 1970’s early 80’s he was recruited by the Wimpey/Hegarty building consortium to handle construction recruitment at the Aughanish Alumina Construction project. At the end of this project he and the late Harry Costello set up National Fencing to carry out small building projects. In later years when he retired he and Peggy purchased and extended a dwelling house in the Square, Tarbert.

Over the years he was actively involved in a leadership role with various community groups in the parish such as Tarbert Development Association, Tarbert GAA, Carnival Committee, setting up Tarbert Community Services to oversee the building of 6 community houses for the elderly, Tarbert Presbytery Restoration Committee, the building of Tarbert Fire Station and other projects. Paraphrasing Timothy 4-7-8 ‘he had fought the good fight, he had finished the race, he had kept the faith’. Sympathy of the community is extended to his sons Micheál and Ambrose, sister Stasia, daughters-in-law Patricia and Noelle, grandchildren, great grandchildren, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his grandson Darragh.

The death also took place in Chicago, USA of Paudie Dillane who died on Sunday 7 May who at 96 years of age was our oldest male parishioner. Paudie was born in Chapel Street, Tarbert to Pat and Nan Dillane (née Healy) and he emigrated to America in the 1950’s married and settled there rearing a family of four girls and two boys, one of whom predeceased him. He was also predeceased by his nephew the late Thomas Dillane, Doonard. His sister Mary was married to John McGee formerly of CIE. Paudie was the last surviving member of the Tarbert team which won the North Kerry Senior Football Championship in 1948. Sympathy to his niece Mai Langan, Ballybunion and Tarbert.


The passing of Paudie Dillane brings the curtain down on the Tarbert team of 1948. In the semi-final of the Championship played in the Horsepark, Tarbert defeated the Ballydonoghue team which included Kerry players Eddie Dowling, Gus Cremin and Mick Finucane and who were fancied to win the Final. The Final was played in Ballylongford in October between Tarbert and St. Patrick’s, a combination of Ballyduff and Ballyconry. Tarbert trained by the famous John Sharkey assisted by Martin Kelly, lined out without Timmy Enright who had returned to college to pursue his vocation as a priest and would not be allowed play.

Making his debut on the Senior team was 17 year- old John Coleman, Kerry Minor who played in goals. Tarbert cheered on by the home supporters won the day. The winning Tarbert team was 1. John Coleman 2.Ned O’Donnell 3. Sean Wren 4 Eric Guerin 5. Paddy Scanlon 6. Packie Mulvihill 7. Brendan Cregan 8. Jimmy O’Sullivan 9. Michael O’Sullivan 10. Denis O’Connell 11. Bill Lavery 12. T.M. O’Connor 13. Dan Casey 14 Henry O’Donnell (capt.) 15. Paudie Dillane. Subs- John McGee, Jack Carroll, Frank Lavery, Dermot O’Connor, Danny Kelly. Tá siad go léir imithe ar sli na fírinne anois but their deeds and memories live on. Gach eolas o leabhar Tom Buckley.


Congratulations and well done to Jim Mackessy, New York and Tarmons who was recently presented with an award by the Kerrymens’ Association in New York for his long service to the Association over the years and his fund-raising efforts on behalf of the GAA at home and abroad over many years.


On Sunday next, 21 May there will be a walking tour of historic Ballylongford commencing from the Church car park at 3pm. The walk will be guided by local historian, author and Society member Pádraig O’Concubhair. This tour is for members of Tarbert Historical and Heritage Society only.


A reminder from Kitty that the Rambling House continues on Saturday 27 May from 8.30pm to 11pm in the Community Centre, Tarbert and everybody welcome to enjoy the best of traditional music and sing song from North Kerry and West Limerick.



Mass Times: Monday 15th May, Mass at 7.30pm for Tom Lyons & deceased members of the Lyons Family, Finuge. Wednesday 17th May, Mass at 10.00am. Friday 19th May, Mass at 7.30pm for Billy Stack, The Village. Saturday 20th May, Mass at 7.30pm for Mary & Pat McCarthy, Ahabeg; Maureen O’Sullivan, Ballinageragh & Ballybunion.

IRREMORE CHURCH: Mass Times: Sunday 21st May, Mass at 11.00am for Bridie & Paud Trant & Denis & May Flaherty & Jack & Nora Trant and deceased family members, Mountcoal.

RATHEA CHURCH: Mass Times: Sunday 21st May, Mass at 9.30am. for Jack Stack & deceased member of the Stack Family.

ROSARY: The Rosary will be recited Friday evenings during the month of May at the Grotto, after the 7.30pm Mass. All are welcome.

PARISH OFFICE: The Parish office is open from 11am –2pm on Wednesdays. Tel. no. (066) 7132111.


The children of Dromclough National School will receive their First Holy Communion on Saturday, 20th May at 10:30am.


Split The Bucket Draw: Congratulations to Gerard Stackpoole on winning €123 in the Split the Bucket Draw. Next week’s draw will take place in the Railway Bar. Thanks for your continued support.

GAA Club Lotto: Jackpot €10,600. Numbers drawn were: 3, 4, 18, 32. No jackpot winner. €20 winners: Frances Griffin, (online); Sheila Carroll, Ballyhennessy; Joe Kelly, Killocrim. Next week’s Jackpot will be €10,650.

Results and Fixtures: The minor team played an exciting minor league game against Ballyheigue on Sunday in Hermitage Park. The teams finished level at the final whistle:  Lixnaw 1-14, Ballyheigue 0-17. The minor team are scheduled to travel to Kenmare to play the local team next Sunday in their next game in the competition.

The senior team will play Dr. Crokes in the county league in Hermitage Park this Friday evening 19th May, at 7pm.

The Kerry hurlers made their exit from this year’s Joe McDonagh Cup when they were defeated by Laois in their final game in the competition in Austin Stack Park on Saturday evening. The final this year will feature Offaly and Carlow. Shane Conway, Darragh Shanahan and Ricky Heffernan were the Lixnaw players who played with Kerry on Saturday evening. The focus of the senior panel will now be on preparing for the Kerry County Championship with Manager/Coach Mark Hennessy and his selectors Mike Kelliher and Mossie Kelliher.


Athletics Evening:

The Lixnaw Community Games Committee would like to thank all the children and parents who turned out for last Friday’s Sports Evening in Mountcoal. With the sun shining, ice-cream and lollipops to hand, tug o’war and novelty races, it proved to be a very enjoyable evening for the children. Our thanks to MC on the night, Brian Mannion, ably assisted by his wife, Niamh. Also, to John, our ice-cream man. We would also like to acknowledge the support given to us by Jean McNamara in making flags for the event, as well as D.J. Kissane who made the

podium for us a while back. Your community spirit is greatly appreciated. The children who qualified for the County Community Games will now go on to represent their parish in Castleisland on the weekend of the 24th and 25th June. The very best of luck to all.

Quiz Team:

At another event on Friday, we had the U.14 Quiz Team representing the parish in Keel Community Centre. The team comprised of: Clodagh Linnane, Rory McElligott, Niamh Kelly, and Ella Prendiville. The quiz consisted of 8 rounds of 10 questions. They performed very well, leading at the half-way mark. At the end of the 8 rounds, they were joint first. Following the tiebreaker, they finished second to Fossa. So well done to the team who were awarded County Silver Medals on the night. You represented your parish with pride.

Gaelic Football:

Last Sunday morning the U.12 Girls Gaelic Football Team were out in force in Reenard. This young team played three fast, competitive games against Fossa, Castleisland and Cahersiveen. Unfortunately, the girls didn’t progress from the group into the medal stages but should be very proud of how they played. Well done to the girls and their coach, Emma Larkin, on flying the flag for Lixnaw.

Long Puck Competition:

The Long Puck Competition for U.12 Boys and U.14 girls will be held next Wednesday, 24th May, at 8pm in Lixnaw Sportsfield. Entry fee is €2. All hurlers and camogie players, in these age groups, from the parish are welcome to try out on the night. Online registrations will be taken for these competitions. Email lixnaw@communitygames.eu to register your child. Please include the child’s name, date of birth, address, and parent contact details. The deadline for registering is Tuesday, 23rd May, by 6pm. Participants must reside in Lixnaw Parish. The cut-off date is 31st July for individual age groups. (See Age Chart/Calculator on the Lixnaw Community Games Facebook page.)


Please take note of the date change for our open rambling house night, which is now on Saturday, 27th May at 7.30pm in the Ceolann. It will be a night of music, song, and dance. Beidh fáilte roimh gach éinne, óg agus aosta, agus beidh an cupán tae ar fail freisin.

We are running a traditional Arts Summer Camp at the Ceolann. Please note the new date from 3rd to 7th of July from 10am to 12noon which consists of music, step-dancing, singing and sean-nós dancing. For further information contact Emma 087-7219373 or email lixnawccesummercamps@gmail.com.

ST SENAN’S GAA Club Lotto Draw:

Date 8/05/2023 Jackpot €9,200. There was no jackpot winner: numbers drawn were 1, 4, 5, 7.  Lucky dip €30 winners: Mike O’Connor, Rathea; Tom Fitzgerald, Mountcoal. Lucky dip €20 winners: Jim Sheehy, Lisselton; Michelle Murphy, Bedford; Siobhan Behan (online). Tickets €2 each or 3 for €5. Next week’s draw will take place at the Clubhouse Mountcoal, and Jackpot will be €9,300.  Tickets are available at Kelly’s Six Crosses, The Halfway Bar, play online or from any Club Officer. Thank you for your continued support.


An important meeting will be held on Friday, 19th May at 8.30pm (Sharp) at Ballyduff Community Centre. All are welcome. Meeting organised by the local Cashen Drainage Committee.


To include items in the Lixnaw notes, please email lixnawnotes@gmail.com by 10pm on Sunday evening.

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Listowel Celtic Under 12 Division 1 Team who played St Brendans Park recently in Pat Kennedy Park Congratulations to the Moyvane/Knockanure Community Games Girls U14 football team for winning a County Silver Medal in Cordal last Sunday 7th May Lios Tuathail AC U12 girls relay team at the Kerry Athletics. Well done to Tia, Sofia, Dylan and Ruby Padraig Harnett U11 Memorial Cup Runners up Listowel Celtic Green Early arrivals at the Annual Commemoration in Gortnaglanna, Knockanure on Sunday were: Andy Keane, Jim Buckley, Jimmy Stack, Declan Finucane, Pat Hunt and Patsy Lane. Photo Moss Joe Browne Simon O Flynn, Kempes Kelliher, Reds Shine and Leslie Grimes who played in their testimonial last Friday night in Tanavalla Lios Tuathail AC U10 girls relay Gold Medal Winners. Well done to Ruby, Anna, Saoirse and Lottie Richard and Joe Horgan, Kilmorna recently celebrating their Grandniece’s Autumn’s Communion in The New Kingdom Bar Beale U12s celebrating outside Gusto’s Kitchen in Ballylongford after the North Kerry win against St. Senans


Draw 15/05/23 - Numbers Drawn 3-8-14-28

Jackpot not won - Lucky Dip Winners

€40 Alan, Jule, Sauna, Ballygologue Park

€20 Marguerite Wixted, Woodford

€20 Margaret O’ Donoghue, Courthouse Lawn

€20 Elizabeth Duffy, Cahirdown

€20- Mary Sheehy C/O The Well

Next Draw 22/05/23 at The Well - Jackpot €6,600


Emmets March and April Draws 2023

Congratulations to the winners of our March and April draws that were held at the clubhouse recently


€300 Leo Hudson Bungara, Listowel

€100 Ned Browne Coolagown, Listowel

€100 Paddy Tydings, Greenville, Listowel

€100 Mamie O’Flynn, College Lawn, Listowel

€60 Roisin Scanlan, Santry, Dublin

€60 Sarah Moriarty, Kenny Heights, Listowel


€300 Ajay Barrett, Golf View, Listowel

€100 Noel Sheehan, Greenville, Listowel

€100 Karen Daly, Online sales

€100 Olive Pierse, Cahirdown, Listowel

€60 John McCarthy, Colbert St., Listowel

€60 John Galvin, Bedford, Listowel

Emmets Fixtures & Results

ABC Club – Friday nights 5.30pm – 6.30pm in Frank Sheehy Park catering for boys and girls born in 2017 – 2019

Saturday Morning Club: every Saturday from 10am for all girls aged 7 to 10 and for all boys aged 7 to 9

County Senior League Div2 Round 7: Emmets v Glenbeigh Glencar on Friday 19th May at 7.30pm in Frank Sheehy Park Lee Strand County U15 League Final: Emmets A V Kilcummin on 17th April 7pm, venue TBC


County Development League Div3 Round 2: Emmets 2-12 Moyvane 4-18

Credit Union County Senior League Round 6: Beaufort 0-9 Emmets 2-07


It was back to An Riocht last weekend for Day 2 of the Kerry Athletics Junior and Juvenile finals. The following were the results from Day 2: Gold Medals: Mollie O’Riordan 400m Juniors, Megan Lynch 200m Juniors, Dylan O Callaghan 200m u16, Saoirse Russell U10 500m, Emma Neylon Junior high jump, Aoibhinn Harte Junior Hammer, Padraic McCarthy Junior Hammer, Maddie O’Riordan u15 high jump (pb), Tally Collins triple jump U16, Eamon Kennelly U12 Javelin, Simon Russell 600m u13, Noelle Dillion 1500m Junior, Tia Falvey U12 600m.

Silver Medals winners were Brendan oLeary 200m Juniors, Chloe O’Flaherty 200m U14, Maddie O’Riordan u15 80m hurdles, Donnacha Quilter 600m u13, Alex Collins U14 Long Jump, Isabella Mcenery Hurdles, Cara Leahy 1500m, Simon Russell U13 60m hurdles.

Bronze Medals were: Louis oConnell 200m Juniors, Tally Collins 200m u16, Yvonne Barrett u15 1500m, Eamon Kennelly U12 Shot Putt. Other athletes that competed were: Donnacha Quilter 600m and shot putt u13, Sinead Barrett a super 7th in u13 shot putt, Eoghan Dillon great run in the 600m, James Dillion Fifth 1500m, Colm Kennelly u11: 4th Long Jump and 7th 600m

Relay results:

U9 Girls fantastic race for their 1st ever relay. The girls were Ashley Allman, Alannah Mulvihill, Lauryn Weir and Aine Quilter. U10 Girls Gold in an excellent run Ruby Sheehy, Anna O Neill, Saoirse Russell and Lottie Boyle. U11 Girls won the bronze medal Nessa McElligott, Neala Woulfe, Emer O Sullivan and Jessica Sheehy. The U12 Girls unfortunate not to medal after a strong run from Tia Falvey, Sofia Barczak, Dylan Treacy and Ruby Boyle. U13 Girls won silver medals Chloe O Flaherty, Tia Falvey, Isabella McEnery and Emily Mulvihill. U12 boys team won bronze: Cillian Quilter, Owen Og Galvin, Liam Stack and Jeremiah Buckley. U13 Boys won the gold medal Donnacha Quilter, Eamon Kennelly, Simon Russell and Mathew Quilter

Next up is the Munster School finals in An Riocht this Saturday. Our local primary school sports for North Kerry schools will be held in Emmets GAA pitch on Wednesday 31st May at 6.00 pm.

Training Times:

Tuesday at 6.30 - 8pm, Boys School Field. All Groups.

Thursday at 7 – 8pm, Boys School Field.

Friday at 7pm at An Riocht in Castleisland.

Saturday at 10am Little Athletics (7-11 years)

Sunday at 10.30 at county squads


Beale seniors made it three-in-a-row victories when we defeated St Pat’s, Blennerville, in the County League on Sunday. Our opponents were three points to the good before we settled into the game and a goal in the fifteenth minute sent us on our way. A second goal five minutes later saw us on double scores, 2-2 0-4. We maintained that advantage at the short whistle when we lead by 2-4 to 0-6.

The teams exchanged points on the changeover. We dominated play and, with ten minutes remaining, were seven points ahead. However, our opponents dug in and hit back with a goal and two points within a few minutes. In a heart-stopping finale, we scored another point, while St Pat’s added a further two. We held on for victory by the bare minimum, 2-12 to 1-14.

Beale team lined out as: Joe Downey, John Griffin, Joe Finch, Jack O’Sullivan, Daithí Toomey, Diarmuid O’Mahony, Fionnán Toomey (capt), Neilus Mulvihill, Phillie Blake, Callum McSweeney, Robert Stack, Conor Toomey, Rory Mulvihill, Bernard O’Callaghan and Barry O’Neill. Substitutes: Shane Joy for John Griffin(inj), Jack Mallon for Callum McSweeney, Eric Daly for Diarmuid O’Mahony, Shane O’Connor for Rory Mulvihill, Podge Holly, Andrew O’Connor, Darragh Hanrahan, Conor Breen, Niall Downey, Colm Carolan, Darragh Kissane and Ronan Cross.

With four wins from six games, we are placed fifth on the League table on eight points. We are just two points behind table toppers, Cromane. Five teams are on eight points, including St Michael’s, Foilmore. An exciting game awaits when we travel to play Foilmore on Sunday.

Beale seniors travel to Renard for our first-round game of the County Junior Championship. We await details. Other teams in our group are Knocknagoshel and Kilgarvan.

Our minors grabbed their second win of the North Kerry League, Division 2,campaign with a hard fought win over Knocknagoshel/Brosna on Monday evening in Páirc de Staic. The team has been improving with every match in this league. We were very unlucky not to get a result last week against Moyvane. Finally, this week, we got the result their good play deserved. We started the game very brightly and had a goal and two points on the board early on in the game. However, Knock/Brosna hit back with a goal and a point. We continued our attacking play with four more points in the first half. Knock/ Brosna responded with two more points of their own to leave three points between the sides at half time.

We started the second half on the back foot and left Knock/Brosna back into the game, conceding early scores and allowing them to draw level. We were undaunted, though, and continued to press for scores. We found the net and added two points. Knock/Brosna came back to draw level again. We pushed on again and scored another five unanswered points.

This Knock/Brosna team just would not go away and launched a number of counter attacks to draw level for a third time. It seemed this match was going to end as a draw but this Beale team had other ideas and with one last attack we managed to get the winning point to get over the line. We ended the game on a score line of 4-7 to 3-11. A great result for the team which will boost their confidence greatly. Up next is an away game against St Senans next Monday. Our final round game will be against Finuge at the end of June.

Having won the North Kerry League final in 2022, Beale juniors have been promoted to Division 3. Our first round game is on 20th June against St Senans B in Ballybunion. Other teams in this division are Emmets B, Moyvane B, Brosna B and Desmonds B. Games scheduled each week from end of June.

Last week’s Beale Lotto took place in The Feale Bar. Numbers drawn were 5, 11, 25 and 28. The Lotto jackpot was not won and there were three Match-3 winners - Kieran Brosnan, John O’Connor and Aoife Daly, who each won €35. The winner of 5 Free tickets was Sharon Tiernan.

This week’s Lotto jackpot is €3,400. Draw takes place on Sunday night in Courtney’s Bar 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 apply.

Well done to Gracie O’Sullivan and Robert Stack representing our club in the green and gold. Robert was on the Kerry under-20s panel who came up short against Sligo in the All-Ireland semi-final. Gracie lined out at full forward for Kerry under-14s, who were defeated by Kildare. A thrilling encounter saw the Kerry girls ending up on the wrong side of the score line after extra time.

Plans are well under way for our annual Beale GAA Golf Classic which takes place on June Bank Holiday Monday. Many thanks to Ballybunion Golf Club for hosting our classic at their superb venue. A huge thank you to all sponsors and golfers who support this event and play on the day.



John O’Halloran (13) & Mike O’Halloran (23)

Richard Condon (17) & Rob Cussen (11)


Sunday 21st May 2023 – The Tom Corridan Memorial Sponsored by The Corridan/Healy Family – Old Course

Ladies Newcastle West Exchange Day –– Tuesday 9th May 2023


1ST Mary O Donoghue (13) 83 Pts

Marie Reen (22), Del O Sullivan (25), Nuala Lynch (32)

2nd Marie Benn (28) 81 Pts

Patricia Barrett (27, Muireann O Sullivan (37), Pudge O Reilly

3rd Anne Marie Carroll (14) 81 Pts

Geraldine Williams (16), Mary Fagan (19), Noirin Lynch (26)

Ladies 18 Hole Single Stableford Sponsored by Study Kerry – Old Course –

Sunday 14th May 2023

Overall 1st Catherine Morrissey (24) 41pts ( B9 24)

Overall 2nd Noirín Hitchin (11) 41pts

Category 1

1st Deirdre Dillane (13) 37pts

2nd Janice O Connell (10) 34pts.

Category 2

1st Maeve Barrett ( 17) 38pts

2nd Anne Hill (20) 35pts

Category 3

1st Bernie Daly ( 32) 33pts Bk 9 17pts

2nd Jeanelle Griffin (31) 33pts

Category 4

1st Anna Walsh (37) 31pts

2nd Tess Noonan ( 36) 26pts Bk 9 14pt

Seniors Olga Kiely (24) 32pts.

9 Hole Competition 1st Marie Benn (16) 20 Pts

Fixtures: Sunday 21st May 2023 – Ladies 18 Hole Single Stableford Sponsored by Bailys Solicitors – Cashen Course

Tuesday 23rd May 2023 – Ladies 18 Hole Stableford Voucher Competition –Cashen Course

Senior Mens Competition – Thursday 11th May 2023 – Cashen Course

1st Sean Corcoran (10)         28pts.

2nd Pat Shanahan (21) 30-3      27pts. B5-12.

3rd Jerry O’Connor (22) 22+5    27pts. B5-11. B4-3.

Gross. John Corridan                      21pts.

4th Sean Walsh (21) 29-2                  27pts. B5-11. B4-2.

5th Seamus Hanley (14) 28-1        27pts. B5-10.

6th Michael Barrett (16) 26+1    27pts. B5-9.

7th Pat Twomey (23)                    26pts. B5-13

8th Martin Lucey (19) 30-4      26pts. B5-12.

9th Paudie Kindlan (29) 27-1       26pts. B5-11.

10th Rory Flannery (22) 32-6        26pts. B5-11. B1-1

V. M.P.O’Farrell (26) 30-4     26pts. B5-9.

S.V. Eddie Moylan (20)                  18pts. B5-8.

S.S.V. Eamon Condon (22) 28-2    26pts. B5-9.

Fixtures: Thursday 17th May 2023 – Senior Mens Competition – Cashen Course

Senior Ladies Competition 2 Scores to Count – Friday 12th May – Cashen

1st Marie Benn (17), Marian Flannery (15) & Pudge O’Reilly (12)

2nd Sighle Henigan (10), Clare A Hurley (20) & Susan Walsh (29)

Fixtures: Friday 19th May 2023 - Senior Ladies Competition – Cashen Course


PITCH DEVELOPMENT: Following on from the recent work carried out, the pitch has reopened for all normal activities. A big word of thanks to Aidan O’Sullivan for his ongoing hard work and commitment behind the scenes to ensure the facilities are at their best!

CLUB FUNDRAISING: The club is in the process of launching a new fundraising initiative called the ‘Finuge 500’. This will see a monthly draw for €500 cash with entry costing €5 for each month. The prize of €500 must be won each month - there are no carry overs or roll overs! Watch out for further details as we get closer to the time!! These funds will be used to help run the club and cover the day-to-day costs of keeping the club open.

The proceeds of the large car raffle fundraiser which the club ran last year are being used to fund capital projects such as the development of the juvenile pitch, upgrade the general facilities and improve the pitch, such as was done over the past month. The club wishes to thank everyone for their support so far and look forward to running the monthly fundraiser and making someone €500 better off each month!

SENIOR: Sundays Credit Union county league Division Five Group A game between Finuge and Moyvane had an early throw in of 12pm, a sign that both sides were eager to get on with business! Both teams were looking to secure division 5 cup status going into the game in what is a closely contested division. This was a close affair from the start with the lead changing hands a

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Men’s Competition: Men’s Lahinch Exchange Day -Saturday 13th May 2023 1st     Gearoid Linnane (8) & Joe Stack (17)          42pts 2nd     Shane O’Connor (13) & Giles O’Grady (8)        41pts (B9 22) 3rd     Bryan Kenny (10 & Gavin Kenny (16)                41 pts (B9 20) Men’s Tralee Exchange Day Fourball Stableford – Sunday 14th May 2023 1st     Adrian Walsh (3) & Kieran Mulvihill ((9)                44 pts  2nd    James Kennelly ((5) & Padraig Fitzmaurice (18)  42 pts (B 9 23)            3rd
42 pts
(B9 22 B6 16)
42 pts (B9 22 B6 15)

number of times and the halftime score reading Finuge 0-05 to Moyvane’s 0-07. The second half saw the game open up considerably with four goals being scored in 15 minutes! Finuge struck first with a goal, Moyvane responded with their own goal and then Finuge came back with two more!! This had Finuge with a four-point advantage but Moyvane went on to kick points to earn the draw with the final score standing Finuge 3-07 and Moyvane 1-13 This keeps Finuge second in the table on seven points, three points behind table toppers Lispole, with Moyvane further back in fifth but only two points behind on five! This finishes Finuge’s phase one games, however all the other clubs have a game each to play, so all yet to play for in terms on promotion to cup or playing in the shield side of division five with Lispole the only guaranteed team to progress.

MINORS: Next up in the North Kerry league action is St Senans this Monday night the 15th, being played in Mountcoal at 7pm.

U15: Having topped their group, the team qualified for the county league semi-final against Duagh which was played last Wednesday. After getting to grips with the opposition, our lads cut loose in the second half to run out comfortable winners on the scoreline Finuge 8-09 to Duagh’s 1-06. The team are now into the county league final against Tarbert this Thursday evening the 18th in Ballydonoghue, throw-in at 7pm. Best of luck to the team and management!!

U13: Phase two of the county league started last Sunday the 14th with an away game to Churchill. This was an exciting game throughout with plenty of scores from both sides. The home side were a point up at half time and with both sides hitting the net multiple times in the second half it was Churchill who emerged with the win on the smallest margin - final score Finuge 3-09, Churchill 3-10. This was a great display from the team who were without a number of regulars. Next up is a home game this Sunday against Spa, throw in is at 6pm in O’Sullivan Park Finuge.

U11: The last game in phase one of Go Games was played against Brosna last week. The team put in another superb performance and are really going very well. Phase two groups have been compiled and the team awaits the fixtures for round two which is scheduled to start end of this week.

U9: Next action for the team is a game with Clounmacon, scheduled for this week. Best of luck to the team!

U7: The first of the Go Games series commence for the U7s next week when our super troopers travel to Tarbert - the best of luck to all our boys and girls involved. Training continues at Lixnaw astro pitch Monday evenings from 6:307:30pm switching to Finuge next Monday the 22nd of May. Anyone interested in playing football at this age are very welcome to make contact with a club officer for more information. Please follow us on social media for updates.

MEMBERSHIP is overdue by all members old and new for 2023. Please reach out to your respective manager, if on a team. Thank you for your continued support, it is greatly appreciated by the club.

CÚL CAMP: The Camp is open for booking now - all bookings must be done online only. As usual, there is the option to purchase the gear also. Our Finuge camp will be held week July 31st - August 4th. This is always a great week of serious fun so keep an eye out for booking details which we should have in the weeks ahead.

SCHOOLS SKILLS: The North Kerry finals were held recently in Duagh GAA grounds and we had representatives involved from three different schools. From Scoil Mhuire De Lourdes Lixnaw we had Darragh Gilbert, Ruairí O’Brien and Ger Roche. Killocrim National School saw Joe Joy carry the Finuge flag, while Dromclough National School had Corey Heaphy on its team. Dromclough went on to win the team event with Mikey Somers of St Senans winning the individual prize. Well done to all involved and best of luck to Corey and his Dromclough skills team who now go on to represent North Kerry in the county finals.

COMMUNITY GAMES: Well done to all the athletes who took part in the community games, held last Friday evening in Mountcoal. All the best to those who qualified for the county finals.

KERRY SENIORS: Best of luck to Kerry footballers in the big game against Mayo in Killarney this Saturday May 20th at 3pm.

KERRY LADIES: Well done to the Kerry ladies on qualifying for the Munster Final against Cork following their 2-08 to 1-05 win over Tipperary last Sunday. We had Louise Galvin and Niamh Carmody on the team.

KERRY CAMOIGE: Well done to the Kerry minor camoige team on winning the C All Ireland last weekend with a special mention to joint captain Emma Conway, Shannon Collins and Leonie Waltz!

GREEN CBS HURLING: Well done to our footballer Donal McNamara who was corner back on the Green CBS Tralee team that won the Limerick Post Primary Schools A Hurling Shield final against Hospital! Donal was also part of the Green team that recently won the Munster C Post Primary Hurling final against Coachford of Cork.

FITTEST FAMILY: Irelands Fittest Family 2023 are currently taking applications for any fit families out there. The deadline is the 31st of May, with filming from July-September.


No winner of the jackpot of €13,000. Numbers drawn 6,12,22,23

€50 Kay Mulvihill Moyvane

€30 Caedan Cleary Stack Killaloe

€20 Ian Aherne Lyre

€20 Debbie Woulfe Kilmorna

€20 Eilish Walsh Beechgrove

Sellers Prize Adrian Collins

2 match 3 draw entrants

Thomas Scanlon Duagh. Doreen & Mary c/o Mary Byrnes

Next weeks jackpot €13,100 at O Briens Bar Monday night at 9.30pm. Thank you all for your continued support. Tickets available from usual sellers, O Briens Bar, Jim’s Bar, Watsons, Sheehy Insulation, Jim Goulds, O Connor Hardware , McGuires Pharmacy and online at www.klubfunder.com


Club lotto draw at the clubhouse Mountcoal. Monday 15/05/2023 at 19:30h Jackpot €9300. Not Won. Numbers Drawn, 06,12, 15,30, Lucky dip:

€30 each: John F Casey Ballyheigue, Tom Mc Carthy Duagh

€20 each: Sean T. O Connell Glenderry, Mary Holly-Young Listowel, Mag Ahern Lyre

Next week’s Jackpot 9,400. 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.

Senior County League: Our senior men played Cordal on Sunday last the 14th of May. The half time score was St.Senans 1-8 Cordal 1-5. Senans played very well throughout especially Thomas Dillion who went on to score all three goals for senans on the day while Cordal put up a fight to the very end, leaving the final score to be St.Senans 3-11 Cordal 1-10. St.Senans now play Castlegregory on Sunday the 21st of May at 2pm in Mountcoal. Please come and support.

Minor North Kerry League: Our Minor team took on Northern Gaels on Monday evening the 15th of May in Ballylongford. The half time score in Ballylongford was St.Senans 1-5 North Gael’s 1-2. St.Senans played very well throughout and held out to the end ending with a scoreline of St.Senans 2-11 to Northen Gaels 2-6. Well done to team and management.


Lotto Draw results:

The numbers drawn for Friday 12th May 2023, were as follows, 3, 11, 12, 16. The Jackpot was €4,200 and there was One Jackpot winner the winner was Mike Dee, Urlee. Congratulations to Mike on his jackpot win.

Next weeks Jackpot will be €2,000 and it will take place at the clubhouse on Friday 19th May 2023.

Upcoming fixtures: County League Division 3 Round 7 Ballydonoghue away to Listry Sunday May 21st @ 2pm.


The County league Division 3 Round 6 Ballydonoghue v Ardfert took place on Sunday May 12th @ 2pm in Ardfert.

Thr final score against Adfert was Ballydonoghue 1-12 Adfert 1-17. The Ballydonoghue team lined out as follows; Cian O’ Mahony, Liam Guiney, Tadgh O’ Carroll, Declan Behan(David Lynch), Brendan O’Neill, Mike Gogarty, Billy Foely(Captain)(Diarmuid Behan),Brian O’ Seanacháin(Kieran Foley), Kevin O’Donnell, Jack Behan(0-3),Jack Sheehy(Cian Sheehy), Darragh Sheehy(0-1), Mikey Nolan(0-2),Paul Kennelly(1-6), Darragh O’ Shea, Jamie Keane, Paudie Lyons, Padraig O’ Connor, Sean O’Mahony Brian Mason, Gearóid Kissane, William Kissane, James Donegan, Robbie Foley, Danny Power.

Coffee Morning - Ard Cúram

Ballydonoghue Gaa present the cheque of €3,500 to Finbar Mawe and Mike Moriarty the representatives from Ard Cúram. Once again thanks to everyone who supported our recent Coffee morning in aid of Ard Cúram, Fuchsia Centre. To everyone who gave spot prizes & sponsorship, to those who supplied home baking, to the musicians that entertained the people present, to the club for the facilities & the volunteers who helped on the day.

Cumann na mBunscoil:

A huge Congratulations to Coolard National school girls football team who won the 4-5 teacher Cumann na mBunscoil last week in Ballyduff with their teacher and manager Mr. Dermot O’ Connor. Well done Girls a Fantastic achievement to everyone involved.


Credit Union County League Division 5B Asdee 0-6 Scartaglin 0-12. Our senior footballers travelled to Scartaglin on Sunday last and after a good competitive contest Scart proved the deserving victors on the day. The home team were quick off the mark and by the 12th minute had gone 3pts to 1pt ahead. This trend continued for the remainder of this half. A missed penalty midway through the half failed to dampen their spirits as the led; 5pts to 3pts at the break. On resumption the home team continued to control but in fairness Asdee never gave up and ploughed away till the end despite been second best.

Overall Asdee can feel satisfied with their display as they were very much the underdogs against a much more seasoned outfit whose scorers came from Eddie Horan, John Walsh, Niall Casey, Padraig Reidy and Brian Hanrahan. Team and scorers; James Kelly, Con Carmody, Martin Collins, John Daly, Jack Collins, Sean Keane, Patrick Mulvihill, Jack Keane, Stephen Lynch, Paul O Carroll, 5pts, John Doran, Eoin Kennedy, Owen Tydings, Kieran Kelly, Darragh Keane, 1pts. Subs; Cyril Dineen, Michael Walsh, Jack Hannon.

Golden Goal: The clubs Golden Goal fundraising competition continues each week until the All-Ireland football final on Sunday July 30th. Weekly entry €2, with prizemoney €40 each week to the winning numbers. Purchase from John Pius Walsh, shop, Kevin Mulvihill. Patsy Coughlan or John Joe O Carroll. This week’s winners were; Tomas Walsh, Larha, Kathleen Carmody, Larha, Tim M O Connor, Larha.

Congrats: Congratulations to Asdees Oisin Healy who made his debut on the Kerry Minor football team on Thursday evening last May 11th in the Quarter Final of the Munster Minor Championship played at Pairc Ui Chaoimh. Oisin came on in the 47th minute and showed a few nice touches.

Fixtures: Credit Union County Football League, Round 7, home to Gneeveguilla

“B” Sunday Sunday 21st of May. Acorn life Under 21 County Championship, Round 1. Venue Jack Walsh Memorial Park Asdee on Wednesday May 17th at 7pm. North Kerry Minor League Division 2 Rd 4 Monday 22nd of May at 7pm Finuge v Northern Gaels.


Recent Lotto Results

27/04/2023 - No Winner of Jackpot 9200

Numbers: 4-9-25-27. Lucky Dips….

50: Sarah Breen, Cahirdown

30: Bernie O’Sullivan, Bunaghara

20: Sharon Carty, c/o Brian Carty

20: John Flynn, Kilmorna

04/05/2023 - No Winner of Jackpot 9300

Numbers: 2-6-9-25 - Lucky Dips….

50: Paddy Holly, Ballybunnion

30: Edward Walsh, c/o J.O’Sullivan

20: Cathy & John Hanrahan, Moyvane

20: Donna Brosnan, Feale Drive

11/05/2023 - No Winner of Jackpot 9400

Numbers: 5-7-17-30 - Lucky Dips….

50: Mary Holland, c/o Mike Corridan

30: Elaine Breen

20: Kay Kelliher

20: Marie Flavin

Thank You for your continued support of our lotto!


Last Saturday saw the first Scratch Cup of the year take place in Deerpark as Damien Fleming brought his total number of victories in the Gerald Horgan Memorial Senior event up to seven with a one shot victory over Cork’s Ray Murphy. Damien finished with 19 under par for his 54 holes and was level with Murphy after 36 holes before going on to record his win. A fine closing round of 12 under par gave Tralee’s Jason Cregan the Last 18 prize in this section. At Intermediate level Gearoid Cronin from the host club won the event for a fourth time with 14 under par, two ahead of Listowel’s Jake Shine on -12 with James Fleming of Deerpark winning the Last 18 prize with three under. Eoin O’Riordan Looney was the convincing winner of the Junior Mens event with 11 under par, five clear of Daniel Kelly in second on six under as Fintan Martin won the Last 18 with one under par. The Junior B Means prize meanwhile was won by another Deerpark player, Bobby Kelly, with 120 as Castleisland’s Julianne Broderick won the Ladies prize with 119.

Meanwhile at the Munster Scotch Foursomes in Bruff, Co Limerick last weekend’s Tralee’s Jason O’Regan and his wife Bernadette were denied victory in Saturday’s Mixed Event on countback after finishing tied with Tipperary pair John Fitzgerald and Lorraine Creed on 91 points. The latter were declared winners after a better Back 9 but it was still a very impressive performance by the Tralee pair. It was a family affair for Jason in general as both his son Mark and himself qualified for the National Matchplay finals on the June Bank Holiday weekend.

Last weekend’s Qualifiers in Listowel threw up some surprises not least in three-time winner Damien Fleming being denied a place in this year’s finals by Jason Cregan. Cregan would then be defeated by club-mate Gavin Carroll for a qualifying spot as the other five spots on offer went to Tralee trio Alan Hobbart, Michael Conway and Tony Blake as well as Deerpark’s John McGrath and Listowel’s Chris Gibney. All eight will find out their opponents next week as the draw for the event in St Bridgets Kildare takes place on Wednesday May 24th. This weekend sees the Munster Matchplay Championships take place in the county. Listowel has now been added as a venue for the Intermediate Mens play on Saturday as all the grades will conclude in Tralee on Sunday. We wish all 21 players from Kerry taking part in both the Mens and Ladies events the very best of luck.

We also wish the three teams from St Brendans College and the team from St Michaels Listowel the very best of luck on Friday in the National Secondary Schools Finals in Athgarvan, Co Kildare.

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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. Say one Our Father and three Hail Marys with a lighted candle every Tuesday and the above prayer made known with the intentions of spreading devotion to St. Martha.

This miraculous Saint grants every thing before the Tuesdays are ended. No matter how difficult. Grateful Thanks. N.F.


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. C.D.


Mother of Devine Grace, You can find a way where there is no way, please hear my prayer and grant my request. Amen. Say 6 times a day for 3 days.



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

This time I ask you this special one, (mention favour). Take it dear heart of Jesus and place it within your heart where your father sees it. Then in his merciful eyes it will become your own favour not mine. Amen.

Say this prayer three times for three days and your favour will be granted. Never been known to fail. Must promise publication of prayer. D.C.


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. J.M.c.

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