ST. TERESA'S NATIONAL SCHOOL, Kilflynn reopened, after the summer holidays on Thursday 30th August. While the weather had not been too kind I'm sure that many of the children were looking forward to being back with their friends again. Back in June it seemed like September and back to school time was a long way off. But it has arrived and to most children it only seems like a few weeks since they put away their school bags for the summer. For adults the back to school date signals an end to summer and all that goes with it - normality has returned. Twenty five children commenced their education in Junior Infants in St. Teresa's N.S on Thursday. Best of luck to the children who are starting primary and post primary for the first time. This is a very special time of year for them, and one that will stay with them for many years to come. Good luck to the sixth class who will be having their last year of national education before they move into secondary school in 2013, Also best of luck to the Teachers in their new School term, Cead Mile Failte to Ciara Walsh, Tralee and Tina Enright, Listowel who have joined the teaching Staff at St. Teresa's N. S. and we wish them every success. A Cead Mile Failte to the 14 girls and 11 boys starting in Junior Infants. Muireann Hussey, Zoe McCarthy, Clodagh McNamara, Ellen McKenna, Ella Mahoney, Megan Bradley Sadie Byrne, Tieanna Sheehy, Joanne O'Sullivan, Priya O'Donovan. Rosin Abeyta, Emma Buckey, Ciara O'Brien and Rachel O'Donoghue, Diarmuid O'Driscoll, Colin O'Sullivan, Conor Brennan, Oisin Heaton, Evan O'Sullivan, Bryan Quilter, Tomas O'Braoin, Ryan Hurley, Cillan Hurley, Matthew Ryan and Aidan Mooney.
ACTIVE RETIRED GROUP
A meeting of the Abbeydorney/Kilflynn Active Retired Group will be held in the Community Hall, Abbeydorney on Wednesday 12th September commencing at 1.00p.m. A meal will be served, followed by entertainment. Transport for anyone requiring it can be arranged. Contact Noreen at 066 7135831.
CROTTA FAMILY CYCLE
The Crotta Hurling Club are holding a supervised Cycle on Sunday 23rd September at 12.00 noon for Adults and Children on the Quiet roads from The Crotta Hurling Club House, Dromakee, Kilflynn ,passing Lixnaw and Abbeydorney Hurling Clubs and returning for Tea/Coffee and Refreshments in the Crotta Club house. Adults €10 Donation, Children FREE. All Welcome to attend. For further info please contact Graham on 085 1043812.
A cup of coffee never goes astray especially if is in the morning and more so if it is for a good cause. On Thursday Sept 20th the All Ireland coffee morning will take place in aid of Hospice. Anyone who would like to host a coffee morning just contact Ted Moynihan at 087 670014 for a Bewley's coffee pack. If you can't host one yourself try and get to one in your area, there will be plenty of them around.
Crotta U8 Hurlers participated in the North Kerry hurling board U8 Blitz in Abbeydorney on Friday evening 7th September and will play again on Friday evening 14th September at 6.00 pm till 7.00 pm. In week two of the blitz in Abbeydorney. Training as normal for U6/U8 and U10 hurlers this Wednesday 12th September at 7pm to 8pm. At the sports field, Dromakee, Kilflynn.
St. Teresa's National School will undertake Bag Packing to raise much needed funds on Friday 14th and Saturday 15th September in Dunnes Stores North Circular Road, Tralee. Volunteers are needed and the more we get the less everyone will have to do. Please contact school staff with your name if can help out.
CROTTA LOTTO RESULTS
The four numbers picked out of the drum by Independent Observer, Tom Nolan, Garrynagore, Lixnaw, for the weekly Crotta Hurling Club Lotto draw were: 12,19,25 and 27 at Herbert's Bar, Kilflynn on Monday 3rd September, with a Jackpot of 8,500. However no one came up with the correct combination of numbers and the Jackpot survived for another week. The Lucky dip prizes winner each receives €35: Brendan Hannon, Laccamore, Kilflynn, Tom O'Dowd, Currovough, Tralee and Mary McEliigott, Pallas, Listowel. Tickets are available at 2 Euro each or 3 for 5 euro from Club tickets sellers or you can also play on the Crotta lotto on line now, check out www.crottagaa.ie
Paddy Weir and Phil Moris defeated John Leahy and Micheal O'Sullivan in the weekly darts tournament final in Parkers lounge bar, Kilflynn on Saturday night, 8th September, The next darts doubles tournament takes place on Saturday night 15th September at 10.30 p.m. in Parkers snug Bar. Names MUST be in for 10.15 p.m. NO Names after this Time. First game of the Tournament must start at 10.30p.m. Sharp.
Heartiest Congratulations and best wishes to Siobhan Herbert, daughter of Joan and Pat Herbert, Castletown, Kilflynn and Paul O'Donoghue, son of Maureen and Frank O'Donoghue, Garrynagore, Lixnaw who were married in St. Mary's Church, Kilflynn on Saturday 8th September. The ceremony was performed by Fr. Maurice Brick (Lixnaw P.P) and assisted by (Fr. Denis O'Mahony, (Abbeydorney P.P). The Bestman was Tom O'Donoghue and Groomsmen were John O'Donoghue, Sean O'Donoghue and Darragh O'Donoghue. The chief bridesmaid was Michelle McKenna and Bridesmaids were Grainne Herbert, Aoibhe McKenna and Ciara Houlihan. The Pageboy was Jack ODonoghue and the Flower girls were Emily O'Donoghue, Grace O'Donoghue and Rachel O'Donoghue. The reception was held in Ballyroe Heights Hotel, Tralee . A great day and night, was had by all in attendance. We wish Siobhan and Paul many happy years of married life together
MINOR HURLING CHAMPIONSHIP
The Abbeydorney/Crotta minor hurlers play Lixnaw on Sunday 16th September in the County Minor Hurling Championship Semi final, in Austin Stacks Park, Tralee at 1.30pm. Kilmoyley will play Causeway at 3pm as a double header. Best of luck to the Abbeydorney/Crotta hurlers and their management team.