Published 30/01/2013 | 13:59

Sympathy is extended to the family of Rev. Canon Jack McKenna of Baile an mBuaile, Dingle, former PP Castletownbere and Sneem and former CC Abbeydorney 1963 to 1975,Dingle and Baile an Fheirteirigh and former Chaplin to Colaiste Ide, Daingean Ui Chuis.RIP.

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Draw Results Monday 21st January 2013. Numbers Drawn - 10,18,19,27. No Jackpot winner. Consolation Prizes €25 - Brigid Griffin, Kilmoyley, Tom Long, Abbeydorney. Spot Prizes - Ned Hayes, Droumcunnig, Tom Long, Abbeydorney. Mini Jackpot Draw - Teresa O'Sullivan, Ardoughter, Elaine Fealy, Rathkenny, Chrisie Maunsell, Cahernade. Next Jackpot draw €8,700.


The Annual Abbeydorney Ploughing Match was held on Sunday 20th January on the lands of Corridon's Ballysheen. The Ploughing Society would like to thank the landowners, all our sponsors and our main sponsors, Buckleys Agri, Tralee Road, Listowel and anyone who helped in any way to make this year's Ploughing Match such a success.

Ploughing Match Results. Horse Class: 1st J J Delaney 171 marks, 2nd Moss Trant 163 marks. Reversible Class: 1st Patrick Boyle 113 marks, 2nd Tommy McCarthy 111 marks, 3rd Philip Healy 103 marks. 3 Furrow Class: 1st Colm Dineen 103 marks. Senior Tractor Class: 1st Thomas Healy 107 marks, 2nd Derek O' Driscoll 98 marks, 3rd Michael Donegan 95 marks. U28 Tractor Class: 1st Cormac O' Connor 91 marks, 2nd Thomas Egan 81 marks. U21 Tractor Class: 1st Mikey O' Halloran 112 marks, 2nd Michael Donegan 96 marks, 3rd Thomas Carroll 80 marks. 2 Furrow Vintage Class: 1st Aeneas Horan 154 marks. Beginners Class: 1st Christopher McCarthy 79 marks.

Raffle Results:1st Prize: €50 Fuel Voucher courtesy of Kerry Petroleum - Jimmy Lawlor, Tullacrimmin Abbeydorney. 2nd Prize: Sunday Lunch for two courtesy of The Country Market Castleisland - John G. Cantillon, Dysert, Lixnaw. 3rd Prize: Midweek Bar Lunch courtesy of Ballygarry House Tralee - Hannah McCarthy, Ballylahive Abbeydorney. 4th Prize: €40 Lunch Voucher courtesy Kate Browne's Ardfert - Ann O' Connell, Lisserreen, Abbeydorney. 5th Prize: €50 Voucher courtesy of Abbey Batteries (Sandy Egan) - Shane Donovan, Laccabeg Abbeydorney. 6th Prize: Home Cooked Ham, courtesy of John O'Connor - Patsy McCarthy, Causeway. 7th Prize: €50 Voucher courtesy of Dillane's Supermarket, Abbeydorney - Yvonne McGuckin, 24 Riverside Close, Abbeydorney. 8th Prize: Sunday Lunch for two courtesy of The Grand Hotel, Tralee - Dan McElligott, Toome, Kilcogy, Co. Longford. 9th Prize: Sunday Lunch for two courtesy of Prims Restaurant, Kilflynn - Eamon Flynn, Causeway. 10th Prize: Sunday Lunch for two courtesy of McGrath Decorators, Banna, Ardfert - M. Dowling, Mounthawk, Tralee. 11th Prize: €30 Voucher - courtesy of Ardfert Quarries - Hilda Doody, Kilflynn. 12th Prize: €50 Voucher courtesy of Abbeydorney Pharmacy - Peter McQuinn, Tubrid, Ardfert. 13th Prize:Sunday Lunch for two courtesy Abbeydorney Ploughing Society - Mary B. O'Connor, Carrigeen, Brosna. 14th Prize: Sunday Lunch for two courtesy of The Oyster Tavern, The Spa, Tralee - Bernadette O' Sullivan, Droumcunnig, Abbeydorney. Prize: Sunday Lunch for two courtesty of Fealy's Restaurant Abbeydorney - Sylvie Carroll, Lisduff, Ballyheigue. 16th Prize: Sunday Lunch for two courtesy of Michael Baker Welding Works, Abbeydorney - Kevin Galvin, Crotta. 17th Prize:Sunday Lunch for two courtesy of Ballyroe Heights Hotel - Batt Dineen, Ahabeg, Lixnaw. 18th Prize: Drum of Oil courtesy of Suttons Oils, Rathass, Tralee - Marguerite Herlihy, Mountfalvey Scartaglin. 19th Prize: Sunday Lunch for two courtesy of Ballyroe Heights Hotel - Kate Diggins, 51 The Cloisters, Abbeydorney. 20th Prize: Box of Pork Chops (10lbs weight) courtesy of Eamon Leen, Abbeydorney - Rita Dineen, Laccabeg, Abbeydorney. 21st Prize: Leg of Lamb courtesy of David Power, Butcher, Abbeydorney - Joanne O' Sullivan, Castletown, Kilflynn. 22nd Prize: €50 Voucher courtesy of Ryle's Menswear, Castle St., Tralee - Fr. Denis O' Mahony, The Presbytery, Abbeydorney. 23rd Prize: Sunday Lunch for two courtesy of Fred Cronin Welding Supplies , Tonevane, Tralee - David Clifford, Rathscannell, Abbeydorney. 24th Prize: €50 Voucher courtesy of Liscahane Garden Centre, Ardfert - Do Do O'Connell, Killahan, Abbeydorney. 25th Prize: Complete Chemical & MicroBiological Analysis courtesy of Southern Scientific, Killarney - Ursula Scullion, Clounametig, Abbeydorney. 26th Prize: Complete Soil Analysis courtesy of Southern Scientific, Killarney - Sylvie Carroll, Lisduff, Ballyheigue. 27th Prize: Sunday Lunch for two courtesy of O'Mahony Danal Construction, Abbeydorney - John Slattery Jnr., Lisloose, Tralee. 28th Prize: Bouquet of Flowers courtesy of Flowers by Ann, N.C.R., Tralee - Veronica O'Dowd, Ballysheen, Abbeydorney. 29th Prize: €25 Prize Bond courtesy of Abbeydorney Post Office - James Brosnan, Fahavane, Kilflynn. 30th Prize: Sunday Lunch for two courtesy of M. Peevers, Plastering Contr., Abbeydorney - Kathleen Casey O' Connell, Gransha. 31st Prize: Toolbox courtesy of J B Tyres, John Brophy Finuge,Lixnaw - Dan Harmon, Listrim The Spa, Tralee.


This weekend saw the beginning of our participation in community games for 2013 and what a great start it was, auguring well for the rest of the year. On Saturday night, in Abbeydorney community hall, we had the finals of the solo and group music. There was great music and fabulous entertainment during both competitions. We were represented in the solo music by Keith O' Connor on the accordeon. His performance on the night was outstanding and this was duly recognised by the judges who proclaimed him the winner amidst great jubilation from his family and friends. Keith will now represent the county at the national finals in Athlone at the end of May. This is the first time that the area has won a gold medal in any of the cultural events in community games and therefore we are justifiably proud of Keith's great achievement. Congratulations! Table Tennis: On Sunday, Keith had to don a completely different hat as he took to the floor in Balloonagh Primary School, along with his team mates Dean O'Brien, Darragh O'Donoghue and Robbie Sheehan to compete in the county finals of the table tennis. There were 6 teams in the competition and once again we didn't leave empty handed when after some great battles with Rock St./Caherslee, Oakpark and Knocknagoshel, the boys ended up with certs in 4th place. They showed great potential in all their games and were probably unlucky not to win bronze medals. However, more importantly, they all enjoyed participating. They had to play without Adam Maunsell who was ill and he was sorely missed. U14 Quiz: On this Fri. Feb. 1st, we will be holding our u-14 quiz to pick 6 children to represent the area at the county finals. The quiz will go ahead in the Abbeydorney hall meeting room at 7.30pm. A special word of thanks to Mary Brassil and Bernie Shanahan, who are once again willing to organise this event and train the children for the county finals. Please contact Patsy O'Connell (0879864656).


U6 - 10 Training continues Saturday in the sports Hall from 11am to 12 noon

U12 - 14 Training continues every Saturday in Astro Turf from 4.30 to 5.30pm and every Tuesday from 6 to 7pm,cost ?2. Everyone welcome come along and have some fun

We are holding our club registration day on Saturday 16th February from 12 to 2pm in the GAA Clubrooms , all welcome. Contact Christopher Fealy ( 087 7929046) or Kieran o' Connor (087 7704420)

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