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Around the Districts: Callinafercy to Glenflesk


Spa players Kirsten Kenny and Ava Brosnan who were part of the East Kerry LGFA U13 squad

Spa players Kirsten Kenny and Ava Brosnan who were part of the East Kerry LGFA U13 squad

Spa players Kirsten Kenny and Ava Brosnan who were part of the East Kerry LGFA U13 squad



Calinafercy Rowing Club

Indoor rowing continues on Tuesday evening for girls 7pm to 9pm and Thursday evening for boys 7pm to 8pm. Good luck to all going to UL this Saturday for the provincial rowing championships. This year Calinafercy Rowing Club celebrates its 50th anniversary.

To mark this very special occasion we are having a Dinner Dance with music by Mike Condon on Saturday 3rd of December at the Maine Valley Members Golf Club, Killorglin. Tickets are €25 each and are limited. To order tickets please call 087 6101894.

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GAA club AGM

The Annual General Meetings (AGM) of Cromane GAA Club (senior and Coiste na nÓg) will take place on Wednesday, November 30, in Cromane Community Council at 7.30pm.

Club members will have received notifications of the meeting, executive positions, and motion forms. Some positions need be filled.

The AGM is the opportunity for members to discuss the year just passed and to look ahead. Please let a club officer know if you are interested in helping Cromane GAA Club at any level be it coaching or at administration. All help is welcome.

Club appreciation night

Cromane GAA Club will hold a club appreciation night in Jack’s, Cromane, this Friday, November 25, from 9pm.

All members are welcome to attend. It is the club’s way of saying thanks for all the effort given to the club in 2022.

On the night we will present the Novice Championship medals, a title Cromane win in 2021 for the 2020 competition. Looking forward to seeing you all there.

Sam in Cromane

A date for your diary - Sam Maguire will be in Cromane on Monday, December 5. Let’s make sure we give him a great welcome. More details to come closer to the event.

GAA Lotto

The numbers drawn on Nov 16th in the Lotto were 22,7, 28, 29. There was no winner of the €6,300 Jackpot. Four prizes of €40 each went to Margaret Breen, Kiskeam. Annual Ticket. Martina O.Sullivan, Lonart. Ticket sold by Kathleen Sullivan. Jason Clifford. On Line. Ryan Kelliher, Muingaphuca. Ticket sold by Patie Joy.

Next weeks Jackpot is €6,400. If youre not in, you cant win.

You can purchase your lotto tickets from Jack’s Bar and Restaurant; The Red Fox Inn; Hannah Mary’s shop; Mad Mix, Killorglin; O’Grady’s Bar, Killorglin, and in Killorglin Credit Union. You can also purchase tickets online - just search for ‘Cromane GAA lotto’. Many thanks to all of our lotto supporters and sellers.


The death has occurred of Malcolm Shannon Leaffoney, Kilglass, Sligo / Carrick-on-Shannon, Leitrim on 14th November 2022 Former Archdeacon of Limerick and Ardfert Diocese and Killorglin Castlemaine and Milltown Parishes. Dearly loved brother of John, Rosemary, Gwen and Elizabeth. Deeply mourned by his nephew Roland, nieces Louisa, Jean, Felicity and Fern, grandniece Stella, sister in law Audrey, extended family and wide circle of friends in Carrick on Shannon and Kerry.

Reposed Wednesday 16th November from 5.30pm to 7.00pm at Sweeney’s Funeral Home, Dromore West, F26 DR90 with removal to Kilglass Church of Ireland, F26 XY70 Funeral service in celebration of his life was on Thursday 17th November at 2.00pm with burial thereafter in the adjoining graveyard. During his time in Kerry The building of St. Michaels Church in Killorglin whic h he initiated is a wonderful legacy to his Ministery in Kilcolman Parish.

Sincere Sympathy to the Shannon family on the death of Malcolm. May he rest in peace. Ar Dheis Dia go raibh a ainm dilis.

Sincere Sympathy to Brian and Terry Harkin and family, Dooks Mountain on the death of Brian’s mother June Harkin in Derry. may she rest in peace. Ar Dheis Dhia go raibh a hainm dilis.

Cromane Tree of Light

Cromane Community Council will be lighting up a beautiful Christmas Tree again this year on December 18th at 5pm at Cromane Community Centre to remember those who cannot be with us. Dedicate a light on our tree to your loved one for €10 sign up forms available at Hannah Marys, Jacks, Community Council Members or online at All proceeds go to support Cromane Community Projects. We will have a blessing by Fr. Kevin, Carol Singing and Festive Treats on the night.

Active Retirement Group

Cromane Active Retirement Group meet every Wednesday from 2 to 4pm. And have lots of activities, chat and friendship in Cromane Community Centre.


Heartiest Congratulations and Blessings for the future to Julie O.Sullivan, Cromane Lower and James Foley, Dooks who celebrated their Engagement last weekend. Best Wishes to them for the future.



Sympathy is extended to the Shanahan Family, Dromore on the death of Sr. Catherine Shanahan, St Joseph’s Convent, Cork City. Requiem Mass took place in St. Patrick’s Church Millstreet on Saturday last followed by burial in Drishane Cemetery. May Sr. Catherine Rest in Peace.

Sympathy is extended to Patsy O’Connell and family, Laharn, Currans on the death of his sister Philomena Jameson, Killarney Rd, Castleisland. Requiem Mass was celebrated in Castleisland Parish Church on Thursday last followed by burial in Kilbanivane Cemetery. May Philomena Rest in Peace.

Sympathy is also extended to the family, relatives and friends of Michael (Mike) Quirke, Townbee, Castleisland and formerly of Moanmore, Castleisland and Laharn, Milltown. Requiem Mass took place in Castleisland Parish Church on Wednesday last and burial took place afterwards in St. John’s Cemetery. May Mike rest in peace.

Christmas Lunch

The Community Care Lunch will take place on Sunday 11th of December at 1.30pm in Sherwood’s Restaurant. All Senior Citizens are welcome to attend.


Congratulations to Emma Sherwood who received a Ladies Football All Star Nomination. Emma is a member of the Kerry Ladies Team that won the Munster Championship and lost narrowly to Meath in the All Ireland Final.

Well done to Firies National School on winning the County Final of the Cumman Na mBunscoil last week and also to Isaac Vickers who was a member of the Munster U14 Cross Country Team that got Silver Medals in the All Ireland Championship in Donegal on Sunday last.

31 Card Drive

There is a 31 Card Drive in the GAA Hall, Farranfore on Friday nights starting at 9pm. Refreshments served afterwards.

Ballyhar Dynamos FC

Lotto: No.s 3,17,19,29. €25 to Patricia O’Riordan, Farranfore. Ger O’Connor, Ballyhar. Sean Collins, Firies. Joan Callaghan, Kilcummin and Michael O’Sullivan, Farranfore. Next draw for a Jackpot of €11,000 will take place on Sunday next November 27th at Butlers Bar, Firies. Thanks to all who support and help out with the club lotto.

Teams: The clubs u13 team travelled to Castleisland where the hosts took a 1-0 victory. Defences were on top in an entertaining fixture with Odhran Leslie, Fionn Clifford, Brandon O’Sullivan, Peter O’Callaghan and Daithi Allen playing well.

The U14s played Park C in poor weather conditions at Murt Scott Park on Saturday where a 1-0 victory was achieved. Daniel Downes got the goal ith Noel o’Sullivan, Padraig O’Sullivan, Aaron Moriarty, Keelan riordan, Jack O’Connor and Sean Brosnan putting in big efforts during the game.

The U11s travelled to Kenmare where an enjoyable workout with the locals took place. Thanks to the parents and coaches of this group.

Our Seniors made the trip to the Park on Saturday night, in a game played under lights. Congratulations to the Park on their new playing facility. The Park took the points on a 2-1 scoreline. Padraig O’Connor made it a 2-1 scoreline at half time and despite the Park woodwork being struck on two occasions and Mike Daly having what appeared to be a well taken goal ruled out for offside luck was not on our side.

World Cup: Thanks to those that signed up to the club world cup competition, keep your fingers crossed for a winner or runner up prize.

Team of the week: Well done to Faye O’Brien on her selection on the Kerry school girl team of the week. Faye is playing well with the club’s u12 team.

Sympathy: The club offers its condolences to underage mentor and committee member Dan Quilter, Firies on the passing of his mother Phil. May she rest in peace.

Ballyhar-Firies GAA

Lotto: Numbers drawn were: 5, 15, 17, 22. No jackpot winner. 5x€30 Bridie and Greg, c/o Bridie; Joe Riordan, Farranfore; Owen Nealon, Knockaderry; Geraldine Scanlon, 80 Kncockmoyle, Tralee; Brendan Spring, Firies. Next weeks jackpot €4000

AGM: Our club AGM will take place in Farranfore on Friday 2nd December at 8:00pm sharp. Nomination and motion forms for the AGM have been distributed via email to all 2022 members. Please ensure these are returned via email to the club secretary by 5pm on Thursday the 24th of November.

Results: O’Donoghue Cup Rd 1 Gneeveguilla 4-13 Firies 2-14.


Munster semi-final

Best of luck to Our senior team, as they hit the road this Saturday when we travel to Castlemahon, Limerick in the Munster Junior semi-final, limited seats on the bus are available pls contact 087 0511988 if interested in taking a seat.

East Kerry Girls U15

Well done to our Fossa Girls Seodhla Colleran, Sarah Coffey and Aoife O’Keeffe who represented us as part of the East Kerry u15 team v Mid Kerry in the District Cup Final. Unfortunately, the result didn’t go their way with a strong Mid Kerry team coming out on top 5-16 to 5-09.


Fossa GAA would like to extend sympathy to Donie O Sullivan of Groin and his family on the death of his father Geff of Ballydaly, Cullen Co Cork. RIP. May Geff Rest In Peace.


Beaufort Film Night

Beaufort Film Night will hold a screening on Friday 25th November at 8.30pm at the Inn Between Bar, Beaufort. The feature film to be screened is The Peanut Butter Falcon, an uplifting American comedy-drama. Cert 12A. Admission €7.

Rates Revaluation

The system for Rates Revaluation needs to be overhauled in Kerry with a view to making it fair and equitable, according to Fianna Fáil Councillor, Michael Cahill. Following a recent intervention by Councillor Cahill, the Commissioner of Valuation, Colm Lavery replied that under the Valuation Act 2001, the levying of rates locally is based on net annual values. “I would argue that the Commissioner is reading ‘net annual values’ to mean rental values, which in my mind is a very narrow interpretation of the requirements of this law.

I would expect that ‘net annual values’ should cover profitability of the particular business concerned as well as location, foot fall, seasonality etc” stated the Fianna Fáil man. “In Kerry, property and rental values vary somewhat from area to area, but profitability does not follow the same pattern.

Basing Commercial Rates on rental values for example, would see businesses in small villages paying the same rates as those in large towns” stated Councillor Cahill. “If you can expect a quarter of the foot fall of a similar business in a large town, why would you be expected to pay the same level of rates. The same can be said within the towns as not all businesses are situated in the busy centres” said Councillor Cahill.

“Turn over and profit are a much better yardstick by which to judge the ability to pay and those businesses struggling would not be further affected by a Rates bill of unjust proportions in the circumstances. Under the present system, if you pay high rent, you pay high rates, no matter if your business makes profit or not” said the Rossbeigh based Councillor.

”Skyrocketing fuel, energy and electricity bills will severely test all business operators in the coming times and we must be careful to ensure that this does not cause many to cease trading. There is a tightrope to be walked between Public Funding and encouraging business and employment and we must tread carefully” added Councillor Cahill.



No winner of Glenflesk Lotto which took place on 14/11/2022 in Glenflesk Hall. Jackpot was €10,000. The numbers drawn were 3, 10, 16, 25. Consolation prizes of €50 each to: 1. Pat Murphy, Barradubh. (Yearly Ticket) 2. Brendan Casey, Clonkeen. 3. Gavin Malone ( Reilly’s Bar, Kilgarvan, Sellers’ Prize). 4. Mr./Ms Horan, Killarney.

Next draw will take place in Glenflesk Hall on Monday 28/11/22. Jackpot will be €10,100. Tickets can be bought online at:

Thank you to all who support our Lotto and to our sellers.

We will greatly miss the presence, assistance and good humour of our great friend Dan Favier at Lotto and all club and parish events. Dan was ever loyal to the Glenflesk Lotto and in the 27 years since its inception, he rarely missed a draw. A minute’s silence was observed prior to the draw in his memory. Leaba i measc na Naomh atá ag Dan.

O Donoghue Cup Q.F.

Glenflesk v Gneeveguilla next Sunday 27th November at 12 noon in Gneevegullia, best of luck to our team and management.

Glenflesk C.C.E.

Ceol an Gheimhridh Kerry County Finals will be held in MTU and Dúchas Comhaltas Centre Saturday & Sunday 26th and 27th November 2022. Age Groups are U11 and 11-14. Music, singing, storytelling & recitation will be on Saturday 26th November starting at 10.30 am. All dancing competitions will be on Sunday 27th in Dúchas Comhaltas Centre, starting at 10.00am.

Knockane N.S.

Knockane NS are most grateful to be included as a beneficiary of The Killarney Rotary Club Wine & Art Night event on the 30th November in The Great Southern Hotel. All proceeds from tickets sold directly by school will benefit pupils. Tickets are available through the school and families of pupils. Your support would be greatly appreciated.