It said in the Papers



A meeting of the North Kerry Executive of Macra Na Feirme was held in the parochial Hall, Abbeydorney, under the Chairmanship of Mr Maurice Fuller.  The Secretary, Mr Pat Joe McCrohan, was also present.  Delegates from the Tralee, Laccamore, Abbeydorney, Lispole, Churchill, Knockanure and Ballyduff branches attended.


There was a large attendance of pioneers at the monthly meeting at which the Rev. Fr. O'Brien, C.C., Abbeydorney, presided.  Four new applicants were admitted.  The monthly magazine was distributed.


Winners in the non-stop draw in Abbeydorney were; Mrs Wm. Egan, Laccamore, Abbeydorney; Mr Eugene O'Brien, Listellick, Tralee and Miss Kathleen Costello.  Winning promoters were; Miss Mary Slattery, Listellick, Tralee; Mr Pat Long, Abbeydorney and Miss Fogarty N.T. Abbeydorney.


The local Sinn Fein Cumann are holding a sweep on the Kingdom Cup.  First prize is 10, runner-up 3; with two semi-finalist prizes of 1 each.  The closing date for purchasing tickets is Saturday December 22nd.


After Mass in St. Mary's Church, Kilflynn on Sunday, the Rosary and the Litany of the Blessed Virgin were recited and Benediction imparted by Rev. Fr. O'Brien, C.C. for Poland and Hungary.

.............. As taken from the Kilflynn notes of The Kerryman dated 17th November, 1956.




A meeting of the above Board was held on Sunday, June 23rd, at the Courthouse, Abbeydorney.  Mr Jas. Roche presided.  The other members of the executive in attendance were; President Mr J McCarthy; Secretary Mr J Costelloe; Treasurer Mr J Brennan;

It was unanimiously decided to postpone the meeting as 8 teams only were represented out of 19.  It was also decided that the Board will take drastic action against such Clubs as will not attend the meetings for it shows the lack of interest they have in the game. It was decided to call a meeting on Monday night, July 1st at 8.00 p.m. (old time) and if all clubs are not represented the Board will cease the function.


- From "The Kerryman", June 29th, 1935.



AUGUST 15th 1948

The Abbeydorney Sports meeting, which was revived  on Sunday after a lapse of a quarter of a century,proved very successful, as a large number of athletes from various parts of the county competed in each event. Special attraction was a camogie match between Ballydonoghue and Abbeydorney; which the former won. With the appearance on the field of Miss Violet Nolan ("Miss Ireland") who started the game , there was loud applause.


100 YDS(under 14)-1,T.Shanahan O'Dorney; 2, Mce. O'Connell, do.

3 legged race(under 14)-1, Mce O'Connell and M.Falvey(O'Dorney)

100 yds (confined),-1, J. Walker; 2, N. Scollard.

440 yards(confined)-1 J. Walker, 2 N. Scollard.

l mile cycle- l Wm. O'Connor, O'Dorney; 2 T. O'Connor, O'Dorney;

Consolation; 220 yards  1 J Scollard, 2 TO'Connor.

1 mile flat (open) l J.Shanahn, O'Dorney; 2 T McMahon, Farranfore.

100 yards (open) l N Brassil, Tralee; 2 J Walker O'Dorney.

220 yards (open) l T O'Sullivan Kilflynn; 2 N Barry, Austin Stacks.

2 mile cycle(open) l P O'Brien Duagh, 2 W. O'Connor, O'Dorney.

3 mile cycle(open) l P O'Brien, Duagh, 2 J Moriarty, do.

15lb shot - l A. Costelloe, O'Dorney (36'9"); 2 J Callaghan, do. (34'10")

Broad jump- l T O'Sullivan, Kilflynn, 2 T. O'Connor O'Dorney

High jump - l P Mannix, Lixnaw (5'9) 2. J Gleasure, KIflynn.

Tug-o-war - Abbeydorney

75 yards ladies - l. B O'Leary, Ahamore, E. Edwards, do.



Abbeydorney and Kilflynn notes


At the National Ploughing Championship at Athenry, Mr Patrick Mahony, Aulane, Abbeydorney, was once again the winner of the senior horse class.  He was also awarded the cups for the best middle and the best furrow.  Congratulations are extended to Patrick and I wish him every good luck in future championships.


Congratulations are extended to Mr William Harman, The village, Abbeydorney, who won a Gael-Linn prize last week.

Congratulations also to Miss Mary Egan, daughter of Mr and Mrs Eddie Egan, Aulane, Abbeydorney, who was the lucky winner of a TV set.


The death occurred on Sunday, at the Bon Secours Hospital, Tralee, of  Mr Thomas Harty, Abbeydorney.  The remains were removed to St. Bernard's Church, Abbeydorney, on Monday evening and the funeral took place to the local Kyrie Eleison Cemetery on Tuesday.

The late Mr Harty was a keen sports man and took an active interest in Abbeydorney Coursing Club.  He was a founder member and chairman for a number of years.


Abbeydorney cattle fair, better known as the Fair of the Cross, will be held on Monday next, December 2.  Leading buyers will attend.


At the fortnightly pig market in Abbeydorney on Thursday last, the price paid per cwt. (l.w) was 185.  There was a good supply of pigs.


The death occurred recently in Toledo, Ohio, U.S.A. of Mr Solomon J (Sammy) Brennan, formerly of Baltovin, Abbeydorney.



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