| 20.2°C Dublin

Around the Districts: Cromane to Gneeveguilla


Chloe Hilliard, Pádraig Barton and Keelin Fylnn from Fybough National School who mafde their First Holy Communion with Fr Kevin O'Sullivan, Catherine Ní Mhuircheartaig Principal and Eileen Lovett Teacher at Keel Church on Saturday.

Chloe Hilliard, Pádraig Barton and Keelin Fylnn from Fybough National School who mafde their First Holy Communion with Fr Kevin O'Sullivan, Catherine Ní Mhuircheartaig Principal and Eileen Lovett Teacher at Keel Church on Saturday.

Chloe Hilliard, Pádraig Barton and Keelin Fylnn from Fybough National School who mafde their First Holy Communion with Fr Kevin O'Sullivan, Catherine Ní Mhuircheartaig Principal and Eileen Lovett Teacher at Keel Church on Saturday.




The numbers drawn on 8th September 21 in the Cromane Gaa Lotto Draw were 3,24, 18, 26. There was no winner of the €6,800 Jackpot. Four prizes of €40 each went to Ronan Geraghty, Australia. Ticket sold by Johnny Connor. Noreen Ahern, c/o Moss. Ticket sold by John Teahan. Nora Heffernan, Glenbeigh. Ticket sold by Eamon Carr. Rian Sullivan, Abbeyfeale. Ticket sold by Mary Sullivan.

Next weeks Jackpot is €6,900.

This is Kerry Newsletter

The top stories from the Kingdom in news and sport, direct to your inbox every week

This field is required

You can purchase your lotto tickets from Red Fox, Jack’s Bar and Restaurant; 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.


Confirmation will be on September 17th for the following students from Cromane N.S.

Katie Brennan McCaffrey, Cathal Clifford, Serena Corkery, Ciara Griffin, Sean Hanley, Daniel Malone, Ava McCarthy, Giovanni McCarthy, Caitlin McKenna, Erin Moroney, Anna Morris, Grace O’Connell, Cadan O’Connor, Killian O’Connor, Larissa O’Connor, Ruairi O’Connor, Alia O’Flaherty, Matthew O’Mahony, Aideen and Elsie O’Sullivan, Ava O’Sullivan, Conor Sheehan, Oran Sheehan and Daniel Teahan.

First Holy Communion

The Children for First Holy Communion from Cromane N.S. which is on Saturday, September 18th @ 12pm. are Alex and Molly Clifford, Cáit, Ella and Kate Foley, Faye McKenna, Gerard O’Sullivan, Hannah O’Brien, Hollie Griffin, Jack Moroney, Lauren Hurley, Líra O’Connor, Natasha Donegan, Oisín Teahan, Riley Gill, Robyn O’Shea, Seán Campbell and Tomás O’Sullivan.

Wishing all the candidates and their families every Blessing for the future.


Heartiest Congratulations to Paudie McCarthy, Cromane Lower and Tracy Sheehan, Glenbeigh, who announced their Engagement recently. Every good wish to them both for the future.

Clothes bank

If you are doing a spring clean and wish to dispose of clean linen, clothes, they can go in the Clothes Bank located at Cromane Gaa Pitch. It is another way to support the club.No duvets, pillows or dirty or wet items.

Local Link

A bus travels to Killorglin from Cromane every Friday morning departing at 10am. R28 Route. Phone 066 7147002 to Book your seat.

Hall for rent

Anyone or Group looking for a hall to rent for a day or an evening. We have an excellent hall, all mod conveniences at St. Michaels in Iveragh Road, Killorglin.. Please contact Matt Murphy on 0879544748 or Muriel Boyle on 0876597566 for information.

Sale of Work Raffle Draw

The Annual Sale of Work Raffle Draw will take place on 9th October in St. Michaels at 1.30pm. Lines are on sale for Vouchers and Hampers. Line €2 or Card for €10. No Sale of Work this year due to Covid. Anyone wishing to donate items for hampers may do so.

Your news

Anyone wishing to include items in the Cromane News should email them to before 10pm on Sun nights.


“Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.”



The death has taken place of Michael Moloney, Firies Drive. Sympathy is extended to the Moloney family, relatives and friends. Due to Covid restrictions, a private family funeral took place on Tuesday morning with Requiem Mass in St Gertrude’s Church, Firies.

Sympathy is extended to Joan and Tom Barry and family, Killeagh on the death of Joan’s brother, Tom O’Shea, Aughills, Castlemaine. Following Covid guidelines, a private family funeral took place on Saturday with Requiem Mass in St Joseph’s Church, Inch and burial in Inch cemetery. The death has occurred of Richard Huggard, Dicksgrove and Castleisland.

Sympathy is extended to his family, relatives and friends. Because of Covid restrictions, a private family funeral took place on Tuesday 7th September with Requiem Mass in the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Currow followed by burial in St Michael’s cemetery, Killeentierna.

Sympathy is also extended to Dermot O’Brien and family, Keelties on the death of his uncle, Ned Kelly, Milltown.


Congratulations to the girls and boys from Firies and Knockaderry National Schools who were confirmed in St Gertrude’s Church on Saturday last. First Holy Communion will take place on Saturday next with Knockaderry NS at 10am and Firies NS at 12noon. Live streaming on mcnmedia/stgertrude’schurch.

New book

Bríd O’Connor, Firies who has battled against cancer, spoke to other people some are well known in sport and business how they overcame their struggles and re-discovered their “spark” in life. The title of the book is “Spark: Stories to Ignite Body, Mind and Soul” and well worth a read in these trying Covid times.

GAA Lotto

Monday 7th September, numbers drawn were 2, 5, 22, 23. The jackpot was not won.

€30 each Catherine O’Connor, c/o Bridie; Tony Marshall, c/o Aherns; Patricia Riordan, Farranfore; Tim Corcoran, 24 Cahernane Meadows, Killarney; Mary O’Sullivan, 6 Holy Cross.

Gowlane or Goulane

Gowlane or Goulane has practically the same sound in Irish Gabhlán which means a fork formed by two streams which join up and flow on through Rossmore, Gortalassa and Firies. The English or Anglicised version of the name be spelled with a “w” and sometimes a “u”. The Northern part of the townland closes into a point (i.e. fork); Scahies and Scart lie to the East; Caherdean and Lisheenacanna are to the South; with Rusheen and Rossmore on the Western side. It was in the old Parish of Molahiffe and part of the townland is between 400 and 500 feet above sea-level. According to the old Lord Kenmare Manuscript Records we find Gowlane in 1613; Goulane in 1618; Gowlan in 1640; Gaulane in 1659; and Gabhlán (a fork) in 1840.

There is evidence of an ancient ringfort West facing low rise scarp (slope) and also trace of a fosse (ditch or moat). Like many more in the 1950’s, it was levelled and a large stone removed. The lord Kenmare records of 1841 tell us “There is a children’s burial ground in the West end called Killeen”. The field was known as Páirc na Cille (field of the graveyard). Killeens were sometimes located in or near a ringfort. Old exploration studies discovered “burnt spread” over approximate area of a Fulacht Fia, West of the stream. But this low circular mound was levelled in the 1960’s and a study in 2014 couldn’t find any evidence. The Fulacht Fia (cooking pit) was quite common and very often located near a stream as water was required for cooking. The water in the pit or trough was heated by means of hot stones. The meat of the deer (fia) was wrapped in straw and placed in the hot water to cook. This method of cooking dates back to the Bronze Age. It is believed that the Fulacht Fia, in some instances, is located adjacent to a stone circle and positioned in alignment with mid-summer sunrise. A Gallán Stone (not to be confused with Gabhlán, the name of the townland) marked the boundary between Gowlane and Rusheen.

These marked the old clan boundaries and looked like Ogham Stones. There were also a number of Lime Kilns in the townland. Limestone rock was burned and the lime was then spread in the fields to help grass growth. Lord Kenmare encouraged and grant aided this work. The “New Line of Road” from the Chapel Cross to Scart Cross runs through the Eastern side of the townland.

Ballyhar Dynamos FC

Lotto - Numbers drawn 11,16,20,26. No winner of Jackpot. 5 x €25 Darragh Kennedy, Castlegregory. Tomas Groves, Ballyhar. Pat Fleming, Killarney. Michael McKenna, Firies and Cath O’Connor, Firies.

Next draw for Jackpot of €8300 will take place at the Clubhouse on Monday next, 20th September. Thanks to all who purchase tickets and helped out with our Lotto.

Teams - Our Seniors kicked off their Premier B season with a Home 3-2 win against Castleisland B at Murt Scott Park. We led 1-0 at the break with Mike Daly finding the net midway through the half. A fine long range effort from Ger Fitzgerald and a solo goal by Jack Duggan made it 3-0. We did concede two goals late on but held on for the three points. Best on the day Trevor O’Shea, John Power, John Daly, Kevin O’Sullivan, Jack Duggan, Diarmuid Brosnan, Mike Daly and Padraig O’Connor.

Membership - for season 2021/22 - U7s-U10s is €10- . U11s is €25. U12s to U16s is €50 and seniors €60.


GAA Lotto

Date 12th September 2021 Numbers Drawn 10,6,17,27 €40 Winners Joan Lenihan; Tina Myers, Barleymount East; Mike Cahillane, Pallas Beaufort; Eilish Myers, Barleymount East; Adrian Sheehan, Crohane Fossa.

Next weeks jackpot €5,100.00

Tickets on sale from Foleys Spar Fossa, the Golden Nugget and usual sellers thanks for the support.



Drive-in Bingo at G.A.A. grounds Glenbeigh this Sunday 19th September starting at 3pm. Come along and support your local G.A.A. club and have the chance of winning big money.

Lough Derg

Guided Pilgrimage recommence on the Lough Derg Pilgrim Path 8km and 12km. loops on 15th, 18th, and 26th. September and 3rd. October including the outdoor celebration of Mass (weather Permitting). Advance Booking is essential. (071) 986151 or


Sympathy is extended to the relatives of Bridget Mary (Bridie) Supple, Milltown (nee Clifford, Boheshill, Glencar). May Bridie rest in peace.


Intermediate Club Championship

Best of luck to our team and management this weekend Rd 1. Sun 19 Sept @ 2.30pm, St Mary’s v Glenflesk in Milltown.

Pat Sheehan Weight Loss and Lifestyle Management. 11 week weight loss course at Glenflesk GAA Club starting with induction night Monday 20 Sept 8pm.

10 weeks of private weigh ins Monday 27th Sept to Monday 29th Nov, between 8pm and 9pm

Cost €100, includes one and a half hour induction talk on 1st night, weight loss booklet with menus etc and your 10 private weigh ins.

Limited places to book contact Pat 087 6856930 Emma 085 7547586 Tim 087 6880518


No winner of Glenflesk Lotto which took place tonight 6/9/2021 in Glenflesk Hall. Jackpot €5,400. The numbers drawn were 2, 7, 16, 18. There was no winner. Consolation prizes went to: 1. John Angland, Kiskeam. 2. John O’Donoghue (Twin) (Sellers’ prize. ) 3. Florry Cooper ( Yearly ticket) 4. Richard Donovan, Shronedraugh. Next draw will take place in Glenflesk Hall on 20/9/2021. Jackpot will be €5,600.


GAA Lotto

There was no winner of last week’s lotto numbers drawn were 4,5,8, 16.

Lucky dip winners were €40 Neilus McCarthy Kilcummin, €40 Marie Buckley Bounard, €30 Marie Fleming online, €30 Denis Lawlor Gullane, €20 Setanta Landers Yearly ticket. Next week’s jackpot €11,700 thanks for your continued support

Athletic Club news

Lotto: No winner of our lotto draw 03/08/2021. Numbers drawn were 5, 7, 10 and 17. Sellers prize winner Mairead Carmody. €50 Y/T prize winner Joan O’ Callaghan Clounts, €50 to Kate O’ Connor Firies, €40 each to Ger O’ Connor Lisheen, Mike and Moss O’Keeffe Bounard and Ronan Collins Banard. Bonus not won numbers drawn were 1, 12, 15 and 30. Winner of €200 surplus prize Mike and Moss O’Keeffe Bounard. Next week’s jackpot €20,000 plus €1,000 bonus.

No winner of our lotto draw 10/09/2021. Numbers drawn were 5, 12, 20 & 30. Sellers prize winner Yvonne Crean. €50 y/t prize winner Aeneas O’ Brien Knocknageeha, €50 to Marian Finnegan Gullane, €40 each to Michelle Smyth & Grace Spillane Barradubh Shop, Moss O’ Keeffe Bounard & Margaret O’Connor c/o Margaret Hayes. Bonus not won numbers drawn were 6, 7, 16 & 17. Winner of €200 surplus prize Marian O’ Neill Grenagh Fossa. Next weeks jackpot €20,000 plus €1,000 bonus.

National Masters: Congratulations to Brid Stack who in recent weeks won gold in the Munster & National Masters 400m. Well done Brid