DUAGH: CHURCH/HSE General recommendations for all - Guidelines issued by HSE to Diocesan Office for Religious Services.We suggest that physical interaction during religious services, including the Sign of Peace, should be suspended because of COVID-19. We advise that church holy water fonts should not be used. So, Holy Water will not be available in fonts.
Holy Communion: To minimise the risk of spread of infection Holy Communion should be administered into the hands only and NOT onto the tongue.Everyone administering Holy Communion should use alcohol-based hand gel before beginning. HOLY COWS:Denis Lane of Kilmorna has been making the headlines last week with his cow herd.On Monday night last one of his cows produced triplet calves and the following day another of his cows produced twin calves.Well done and all are doing well.
The Duagh Development Association will hold Duagh's 3rd annual St Patrick's day parade on St Patrick's Day at 12.30pm .We are inviting all local businesses and clubs to get involved again this year to make it another memorable event in the village.
This event will be a fundraiser for Christmas lights for the village.Registration will take place in The Sports Complex car park on the day at 12 noon sharp as we want to start at 12.30pm.Contact Sandra on 087 6718377 for further details.
At both sides of the entrance to Duagh Village flashing speed signs, showing your car speed have been erected.The sign flashes red and indicates your speed if your car exceeds the limit and green if you are not exceeding limit.Thanks to the local councillors for these signs.
No winner of the Duagh GAA jackpot of €1900 on 03/03/20.Numbers drawn 1, 5, 9, 18.€20 to Fergal Sheridan Shanbally, Eddie Horgan Listowel, Kay O Sullivan Abbeyfeale, Maria Dillon Trieneragh, Jer McElligott Duagh.5 x5 frees to Eileen O Carroll Dusgh, Molly Dennehy Duagh, Marie Moloney Knockmaol, Julie Murphy c/o Kostal, Katie Buckley Lisroe.Sellers prize Steve Watson. Next weeks jackpot €2000 with draw at Jims Bar on Monday night at 9.30pm.
Approx 60 pupils from Duagh NS and Lyre NS were confirmed in Duagh last week by the bishop of Kerry.
Duagh had a good win over St Pats Blennerville in the 1st round of the county league at Duagh on Sunday last.A strong breeze favoured St Pats in the 1st half and at half time St Pats led by 4 points1-2 to 0-1.A goal from Ml Kirby followed by a point levelled matters by the 10th minute of 2nd half.Four points followed for Duagh to go 4 in front but a goal for St Pats left just a point between the sides.Duagh finished stronger and eventually won by 3 points. Final score Duagh 1-10 St Pats 2-4. This was an encouraging result especially seeing several young players playing so well.
FIXTURES: Important GAA Development meeting in the Family Centre on Friday next March 13th @ 8pm.
2020 County League Div 3 15th March Currow v Duagh in Currow 2pm. The new chairman of Duagh GAA club is John Halpin.Best of luck to him in his new position. Duagh will play Moyvane in the first round of the County Junior Chanpionship.
Enrolments are now being taken in Duagh National School for the new school year 2020/21. If you wish to enrol your child for the new school year please contact Caitriona in the school office 068 45366 or call in to the school. INFO:Duagh NS has now set up the software 'Aladdin Connect' which allows the school to securely share student information, report cards, attendance, absence reason, school calendar, permission list and many more items with parents.Parents will need to download the computer app to use this direct communication.
Michael English concert in Duagh on Friday March 27th. Contact Geraldine on 087 2684540
Steps to health
Congratulations to Duagh/Lyre Community games on securing the gold standard in the steps to health awards. The award was accepted by our volunteer Nelius Collins in Sligo. It's great acknowledgement receiving the award with the work that was put in over the year. Thanks to our steps to health team: Liz Twomey, Norma Doran, Leslie Moloney, Noreen Dillon and Sheila Cahill.
Draughts: draughts training continues on Monday evenings at Duagh sports complex.
U15 girls Futsal: Best of luck to the u15 girls futsal team on Saturday at Duagh sports complex.
RAMBLING HOUSE CANCELLATION
Due to the Corona virus concerns the Finuge rambling House is cancelled for the moment.The situation will be looked at again next month.Thanks to all patrons for your understanding and best regards to all.
LOCAL ST. PATRICK'S DAY FARE
The staff at McCarthy's bar are inviting all patrons, friends, acolytes, associates and everybody in between to the bar on St. Patrick's day, Tuesday 17th March to a complimentary traditional dinner of bacon and cabbage and a few spuds to be served from 1pm-4pm.There will then be a traditional music session from 5pm-8pm. This promises to be a very enjoyable day for everybody. The staff at the bar are currently accepting bookings for all types of parties and just ask for Mary at 068 40213 to get more information.
MASS VIRUS GUIDELINES
There are a few new guidelines now in force in all churches to assist with virus control measures namely, holy communion must be taken in the hands only, no use of holy water fonts and no shaking of hands at the sign of peace.All these little measures add up to helping people to stay safe.
The Abbeydorney/Kilflynn Active Retirement Group will be having dinner in The Community Hall on Wednesday March 11th at 1pm. Enjoy a social afternoon with good food and good company. All new members welcome. Please contact Karen on 066 7135831 for more information. All new members welcome.
Fifty five 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 and Deacon Francis White, Kilflynn on Thursday 27st February. 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, Kilflynn, were: Conor Brennan, Sadie Byrne, Evan O'Sullivan, Tieanna Sheehy, Thomas Breen, Ciara O'Brien, Rachel O'Donoghue, Colin O'Sullivan, Emma Buckley, Diarmuid O'Driscoll, Emma O'Shea, Ryan Hurley, Clodagh McNamara, Priya O'Donovan, Cillian Hurley, Jack Greaney, Katie Casey, Ellen McKenna, Matthew Ryan, Laura Falvey, Ella Mahony, Muireann Hussey, Oísín Heaton, Joanne O'Sullivan, Megan Bradley, Róisín Abeyta, Bryan Quilter, Zoe McCarthy and Aidan Mooney. Congratulations to the children 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.
KILFLYNN DRAMA GROUP
The Kilflynn Drama Group in association with Kilflynn Community Together presents A Variety Show on Friday 13th, Saturday 14th and 15th March 2020 in St.Columbas Centre, Kilflynn at 8.15p.m nightly.
The show this year is themed on 'A night of the Biddy' with many humorous comedy sketches , great music , dancing and story telling that will the audience tapping there feet and laughing throughout. Scenes being reformed a number of years agoKilflynn Drama Group has always always worked in association with another organisation in Kilflynn and this year is no different with any profits made being shared with our community group Kilflynn Community Together.
Drama offers a opportunity for all to participate and we in the Drama Group are delighted to have some new talent on stage again this year , with a mix of new people along with many stalwarts to give a show with a laugh a minute. We look forward to seeing people out in large numbers to have a night not to be forgotten. Fun for all the family, there will be also special Guests on the night. Bookings Maureen 0879893847 before 6.00p.m Mike 0667135129 after 6.00p.m. Booking is essential as space is limited. So Get them phones Ringing.
CROTTA LOTTO RESULTS
The numbers drawn out of the drum by Independent observer: Brendan Twomey, Crotta Cross, Lixnaw in Parker's Pub, Kilflynn on Monday night 2nd March were 1,5,10 and 11. There was No winner of €15,300 Jackpot. Congratulations to the following who won €35 in the lucky dip draw: Brandon Conway,Tonaknock Abbeydorney, Norma O'Donnell, Toureen, Kilflynn and Shane O'Sullivan, Kilmoyley. Brandon's ticket was bought on www.locallotto.ie .The next draw will take place in Herbert's Bar, Kilflynn on Monday 9th March at 10.30p.m with a €15,400 Jackpot. Tickets are available at 2 Euro each or 3 for 5 euro from Club tickets sellers or you can also play on www.locallotto.ie Thank you for your supporting the club lotto is greatly appreciated. Check out www.crottagaa.club for more information.
The winners of the doubles darts competition in Parker's Lounge Bar, Kilflynn , on Saturday 7th March were J. P Twomey and Tim O'Halloran who defeated Kieran Mulvhiill and Darragh Mulvhiill in the final. The winners received a leg of lamb each. 18 players participate in the competition. The next darts doubles tournament takes place on Saturday 14th March at 10.30p.m in Parker's Lounge Bar. The winners of the weekly darts will receive a leg of lamb each. All names in for 10.20p.m. Sharp. Thanks to the dart players who showed up on time last Saturday night and thanks to Betty Falvey and Marcella Mulvihill for supervising the tournament.
The Kilflynn Toddler Group meets up every Thursday during school term from 10.00 to 11.30am in Saint Columbas Centre, Kilflynn. All new babies, toddlers, parents, grandparents and childminders welcome.
ST. MARY'S CHURCH NEWS
Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday 11th March at 10.00a.m. Mass will be celebrated on Friday 13th March at 10.00 a.m.Mass will be celebrated on Saturday evening 14th March at 6.00p.m
Dick, Sarah & Michael Twomey, Gortclohy, Kilflynn
Kilflynn Altar Society for March: Helen Kelly-Fuller and Marie Egan. Stations Of the Cross for Lent on Monday 9th at 7.30 p.m. in Kilflynn and on Thursday 12th March at 7.00 p.m. in Abbeydorney Church.Two parishioners have volunteered to lead the Stations.
Emigrant Services Diocesan Collection next weekend 14th/15th March.
SPLIT THE BUCKET
The draw for The Kilflynn Community Together "Split the Bucket" took place on Saturday 29th February in Herbert's Bar, Kilflynn.The winner of the Split The Bucket was Aiden Shanahan, Tullig, Kilflynn. Bucket total €320-split to winner €160.Congratulations to Aiden who won € 160! The winning ticket was drawn Michelle Quirke, The Watherfall, Kilflynn and was bought in Herbert's Bar, Kilflynn.As always, thank you for your continued support. The next draw takes place in Zam Zam Kebab, Kilflynn on Saturday 28th March at 9.30p.m
Get your entries in (as many as you like) before Saturday 28th March ! It could be your lucky Night! We have buckets at various businesses around Kilflynn, Parkers Pub, Herbert's Bar and Zam Zam Kebab.
COUNTY SENIOR HURLING LEAGUE
The Crotta Senior Hurlers were defeated by Kilmoyley in County Senior Hurling League Division 1 round one On Saturday, 7th March in the sportsfield, Dromakee, Kilflynn by 2-11 to 1-10 We wish the Crotta players and their Kerry Senior Hurling team mates all the best in the Allianz National league Div 2 Final in Croke Park on Sunday 15th March at 1.00pm.