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Around the Districts: Brosna to Finuge


Local legends John Nolan and Tom Dwyer who were enjoying the Listowel race week at the Saddle Bar.Photo Moss Joe Browne.

Local legends John Nolan and Tom Dwyer who were enjoying the Listowel race week at the Saddle Bar.Photo Moss Joe Browne.

Local legends John Nolan and Tom Dwyer who were enjoying the Listowel race week at the Saddle Bar.Photo Moss Joe Browne.




We extend our heartfelt sympathies to the family, partner and friends of the late Anne Corridan Burke. A much beloved lady, Anne has left a legacy of kindness in her wake. We wish for comfort and consolation to all those who will miss her dearly. Gone far too soon, Anne. Rest in Peace.

Scoil Mhuire Brosna - Official Opening

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The Board of Management of Scoil Mhuire, Brosna, wishes to invite you to the official opening of our new extension on Thursday, October 6th at 12:30pm. The Minister for Education, Norma Foley, will be present for the proceedings. Food and refreshments will be provided directly afterwards.

Our new extension consists of a new link corridor and stairwell (joining up the existing school buildings) with a wheelchair accessible bathroom. A new fire detection and emergency lighting system has been installed throughout the school also. We hope to complete the final phase of our renovation programme by replacing all our flat roofs in the coming months. We look forward to your company on October 6th.

Notice From Brosna GAA

Construction Tender - Brosna GAA wishws to invite any contractor interested in bidding for the upcoming Project. To Renovate and Extend the Existing Sports Pavilion. Interested parties please contact - Donal Brosnan. Architectural Design & Development Ltd, Racashla, Brosna, Co Kerry. Phone 087 206 7728 Email: Bids to be received by Nov 1st 2022.


I know I wasn’t alone tuning in to the exciting Derby final on Saturday. What a night of excitement for the whole community. Although the outcome wasn’t as hoped for, we send congratulations to the Murphy family for capturing the imagination of so many of us leading up to this great event. And to Calloway Pro Am, no doubt this young dog will have many other nights of glory. Greatness isn’t won or lost in a single race - it’s the work of a lifetime. A good metaphor for life.

GAA Glory

Congratulations to our unstoppable U11 squad who took home the District Shield on Sunday. The thrilling final took place in Castleisland against a talented Currow but it was our U11 girls and boys who had the classy touch on the day. Well done to Seamus O’Connor, Tom McGoldrick and Danny Downey who took on the mantle of trainers. Yet more trophies for the Club House. Keep ‘em coming!


Camp Fair

Camp Fair on Monday 19th September was a great day with the sun shining brightly all day long. Everybody said it like old times, pens along the roadside, bargains made, sheep sold and mutton pies lashed down by a coffee or stronger orindeed whatever was your tipple on the day. Marys Mutton pies at The Junction were delicious as always, 120 made the day before the fair and Mary was in the bar herself on the fair day chatting to everybody.

O’Dwyers Mace were flat out all day serving meals and pies and Ann at Ashes Cafe had a busy day too.

Gerard Mulligan began entertaining us all outside O Dwyers in the morning and in the evening James Bowler joined him for a mighty evening of music and song on stage outside Ashes Pub. At The Junction Bar, Ríocht entertained on the fair night, again a great night enjoyed by all.The children came off the bus from school just in time for the Pet show, the biggest ever, dogs, guinea pigs and even a pig, great fun and trophies presented by Jacinta to all. The genial judge, Michael Nolan kept everything running smoothly!

And the fair attracted a few dignatories too. Paddy Joe Crean met Dan Tim O Sullivan at Glenbeigh Races and invited him to come to Camp Fair. Dan Tim who hadn’t been at Camp Fair for 50 years was delighted with the day and he even sang a few songs while viewing the stock and rumour has it that he went home with a few sheep too. In recent times Dan Tim walked sheep across London bridge when he got the freedom of the city for his contirbution to the community in his adopted city.

Michael Healy Rae arrived too, meeting and greeting everybody.Annette and Marie Dalton had a wonderful display from Netties flower Farm in Keel and Maura and Matt, Accumeen Farm, Keelballylahive had some fresh eggs from their farm and Sheilas lovely home knit garments were in great demand.The U/15 boys and girls put down pens this year. Jimmy O Dwyer sponsored this event presenting trophies to all of them.The overall award The Jimmy O Dwyer Perpetual Cup in the U/15 pen category went to Adam Crean, Upper Camp.

The following all won trophies - Alex and Dylan, Diane Herlihys boys, Kilteenbane,Anna and Brín Griffin, Beheenagh, Aoibhinn and Connor O Dwyer, Camp Cross, Adam and Lauren Crean, Upper Camp, Clara and Jack Crean, Knockglossbeg,Michael and Alannah O Shea, Camp Cross, Cillian and Brigid Sogabe, Gleann na nGealt.Jimmy O Dwyer won the Michael O Shea Memorial Cup for the Best pen of sheep at the Fair,Jack Crean won the John O Shea Perpetual Cup for the most traditional pen.Tom Griffin, Beheenagh won the Maureen and Brendan Deane Memorial Cup for the Best Scotch Ram Lamb.2nd, Jason O Donnell, Meenascorthy and 3rd Natasha O Donnell, Meenascorthy. Eoin Farrell, Whitegates, Castlemaine won the Michael Cahillane (Rockon) Memorial Cup for the best scotch Yearling Ram.2nd Michael Farrell, Whitegates, Castlemaine. Congratulations to all.

Camp Defibrillator Training

Defibrillator training and refresher training will be held on Saturday November 5th. To book please contact Sheila 086 2217072.


Deepest sympathy to Tommy Dowling and Marcella, Knockglossmore and all the family on the recent death of Tommys father Brendan Dowling, Upper Rock Street, Tralee.President and former Chairman Austin Stacks hurling and football club, Brendans outstanding contribution to the Club back to his days on the field of play at 15 years of age was truly acknowledged in the many wonderful tributes to him over the weekend. Brendan is survived by his wife Marie and their children, Margaret, Johnny, Teresa, Tommy, Garry, Eddie and Mandy, grand children, great grand Childrensons-in-law, daughters-in-law, half-brother, half-sisters, cousins, relatives and many friends. Rest In Peace.


Information Office

The Information Office is closed again this week and, hopefully, will be opened by next week. Work is progressing in the Clubrooms but it will be at least another month before it reopens. A calendar of events is being prepared for the reopening and will be advertised when we have a definite opening date. Thank you to everyone for your patience!

Castlegregory Celtic FC

We have had two games for our B team since the last edition, with two excellent wins recorded in division 2A. The first was against Lisard Wanderers on a scoreline of 3-1 to Castlegregory Celtic FC B. Scorers were Cian Cronin (2) and Maurice Slattery.

Then on Sunday last our Bs played Abbeydorney and recorded what was a club record win on a scoreline of 13-0! Yes, you read that right. Scorers: Maurice O’Connell (4), Conor Boden (3), Cian Cronin (3), Maurice Slattery, Cian Courtney Smith & Kevin Smulders.

Pitch purchase & development drive: It was great to see the first of our sponsor’s signage erected at the pitch last weekend. A huge thank you to all the businesses that have come on board to partner with us in this fantastic project. For sponsorship information email us on Our GoFundMe page has seen a phenomenal level of support from far and wide.

To donate simply log onto and search Castlegregory Celtic FC or for cash/cheque donations they can be dropped to the Village Pharmacy dropbox.


Every Thursday at the West end Hall from 8pm. Whist: Results 22/09/2022: Ladies- 1st: Joan Cantillon; 2nd: Joan Moriarty. Interval: Kathleen Hennessy, Jackie Goodwin. Gents- 1st: Michael Rohan 2nd: John McEnery. Interval: Sean Fitzgerald, Edward Hennessy. Mystery: Pat McCavett, Maria O’Donnell

Kerry Hospice

We will not be holding our annual coffee morning this year. However there will be a donation box in Spar if you wish to make a donation. Many thanks for your continued support for this very worthy cause!

Tidy Towns

Weekly evening Tidy Towns work Tuesdays at 7 pm to 8:15 pm to weed, cut hedges, repair and generally improve our village. All are welcome. Meeting at the playground.


Cardiac First Responders

Causeway Community Cardiac First Responders Group wishes to thank all who contributed generously to the collection last week-end. We regret that some householders did not receive the Newsletter & Envelope and consequently were unaware of last week-ends collection. They may still contribute by putting their donation in the sealed boxes at Flynn’s & Hanly’s shops, on or before, next Sunday, 2nd October 2022.

Funds are really needed and all contributions will be very much appreciated.



No winner of the Duagh GAA jackpot €9700 on 19/09/22. Numbers drawn 9,18,21,24 €50 Eileen O Carroll Foildarrig €30 William Dennehy Duagh €20 Jack and Caoimhe Stack Duagh. €20 Noel Barry Lixnaw €20 Mike Carmody Tarbert Sellers Prize Steve Watson Match 3 Kay Mulvihill Moyvane. Next week’s jackpot €9800. Draw next Monday night at Jim’s.

Thank you all for your continued support tickets available from usual sellers/outlets and online at


Sympathy is extended to the wife, sons, daughter, brother, sisters, all the family members, relatives and friends of the late John Sheehy Knocknacrohy who died on Sept. 18th. Burial was in Springmount Cemetery on Sept.22nd after requiem mass in Duagh.

Duagh/Lyre Community Games

National Finals

On Saturday Duagh/Lyre community games had five participants representing Kerry at National finals in UL. First up were those competing in cycling on grass with an early start on the road.

First up was U12 cycling on grass: Eamon Dennehy. This was Eamon’s first experience of National finals and he had plenty miles of training in the legs done. Eamon is a tough nut and rarely seen without his bike so this was going to be a difference experience but one he would relish. Eamon got off to a great start and found himself in third position, he fought bravely to get into second but it wasn’t to be, he tried so hard coming into the hot spots upping the tempo.

A brilliant finish to the final bringing home a fantastic bronze National medal and a proud family cheering him on. U12 girls next up was Kate Sheridan no stranger to the National finals having been third in u10 hurdles in 2019 and silver in cycling on grass in 2021 .

Kate was ready for action and the training miles were completed. Kate got off to a great start getting off in second, Kate held that position through the hot spots and to the finish line bringing home a National silver medal another to add to her collection. Congrats Kate a super talented girl and supported by her National medal winning brothers Luke and Ronan along with her parents.

U14 cycling on grass: Up next was the quite, unassuming and very talented Fiona O’Brien. From the gun off she took and stayed in the lead the whole way round the course. Fiona’s first experience at National finals was something special bringing home a National gold medal, congratulations champ. Fiona had plenty support from her parents. Special thank you to our amazing coaches and volunteers Andy Keane and John Bunyan they have assisted these participants in achieving their goal to get to National finals and bringing home the medals was the icing on top. Thanks to their parents and supporters for the drives, encouragement and a great day out.

U17 Marathon : Twins Noelle and James Dillon were flying the flag for Kerry and Duagh/Lyre Community Games. Noelle finished 4th individually in a super race with a tough course and gold with team Kerry. James Silver with team Kerry. This was James first experience of National finals. It was fantastic that both won a National medal in their final year at Community Games.

Dreams do come true and we are so delighted for twins Noelle and James, hard work and perseverance has paid off. Congratulations to you both enjoy the celebrations, supported by their family.


Holy Well Mass

Mass will be celebrated at St. Michael’s well in Lixnaw on this coming Thursday Sept. 29th at both twelve noon and later at 7.30pm.

Farming fantasies

The farming calendar for next year featuring topless male welly wearing farmers is now on sale for thirteen euros. The phone number given to order this highly sought calendar is 086 4510004 and there is also a website but it is down at the moment. We are facing into a long cold Winter with likely shortages of fuel, oil and electricity and anything at all that is likely to raise temperatures is most welcome.

Club Fundraiser

After a very successful fundraiser campagin, the much anticipated draw for the top prize will take place this Saturday at 12 noon. Have you bought your tickets yet - only a few days to go and tickets are nearly gone!! The main aim of our fundraiser is to provide facilities into the future for our young boys and girls. You can still enter our fantastic fundraiser car raffle for a Volkswagon Tiguan R-Line worth over €50,000 up until this Friday night. Tickets are available at local outlets such as McCarthys Bar in Finuge, Foleys Shop, Stacks Shop, The Filling Station, Railway Bar, Dew Drop Bar,The Post Office, JJ Walsh’s Butchers and Woodview Vets - all in Lixnaw. Also, Brosnans Bar and Larry Buckley Butchers in Listowel, Powers Shop in Abbeydorney, or on our website

A big thank you to everyone who has helped so far with the club fundraiser, especially across the Listowel Race week which was hugely successful!