The Parents Association would like to thank all those who helped or contributed towards the ‘clothes collection fundraiser’ last week. Nearly 370kg of clothes were collected.


Best wishes to confirmation classes at Ballyporeen and Skeheenarinky schools who make their confirmations on Thursday, April 25. Thirteen pupils from Skeheenarinky school will be confirmed on the day.


Congratulations to the Juvenile GAA club on their victory over Clerihan in the u12 football south-final on April 20. There are many Skeheenarinky players on the team along with their Ballyporeen team mates. Mentors and parents are also congratulated, as they do tremendous work with the young players.


Ballyporeen/Skeheenarinky Juvenile GAA Club together with Ballyporeen Ladies football Club are holding a fundraising cycling “On your Bike to Bally” on May 5. It will be one of the main fundraisers for both clubs to help with the expenses incurred with the clubs throughout the year. We have three routes which will cater for all ages and abilities - 80km, 37km and 11km. Registration fee is €20 or cyclists may wish to take a sponsorship card to raise their €20. Every card with over €20 collected will go into a draw for a club hoodie or county hoodie of your choice.

The cycle will start from the GAA field in Ballyporeen with the 80km cyclists starting at 11.30am followed by the 37km at 11.45am and then the 11km at 12noon. On returning from the cycle to Ballyporeen everyone can relax and enjoy a barbecue and refreshments.

The 80km route starts at Ballyporeen, up to the R639 (old N8 main road) and to the first roundabout in Cashel and back to Ballyporeen (same route). The 37km route starts at Ballyporeen, up to the R639 and to Jim Carey’s Car Sales, Kilcoran and back to Ballyporeen (same route) and the final 11km route will stay locally.

To finish the day and unwind, the one and only “Willie Bun” will entertain everyone that evening in O’Casey’s Bar & Lounge Ballyporeen starting at 9pm.

If you want a sponsorship card or have any queries, contact Helen on 0871779687.


In spite of the bad weather, we had a call to say that the swallows are already sitting on the wire up at sunny Attycran in Skeheenarinky!


It is wonderful to see the dedication of some of our senior residents who seem to get involved in community affairs whenever they are needed.

One gentleman visits his neighbours on a regular basis, attends many local meetings, and was seen sweeping and picking up litter etc., near the school recently as a follow up to the community clean up. He would be embarrassed if I used his name, but he should know he is an example to us all!


Welcome to Moss Fitzgerald who now attends our meetings as a representative from Kilbehenny. This inter-community association will continue to keep us informed about what’s going on in each other’s areas.

Members of the Community Alert Committee have been invited to attend various meetings around the area. John Kearney and Tony Murphy attended a meeting in Mitchelstown sponsored by Muintir na Tire. The purpose of the meeting was to raise awareness of elder abuse which can be physical, emotional, or financial.

Tony Murphy and Moss Fitzgerald attended a meeting in Ballindangan, a community which is considering the establishment of a Text Alert service. Tony and Moss offered suggestions based on the programs in Skeheenarinky and Kilbehenny. John Kearney and Karol DeFalco represented Skeheenarinky at a meeting in Burncourt – another community that is setting up a Text Alert service. Garda Superintendent Thomas Duggan of Cahir and James O’Neill of Muintir na Tire were at the head table to give information about the service.


A reminder that the funeral mass for Eugene Crotty R.I.P. will take place on Saturday, April 27, at 3pm in Ballyporeen. Burial of his ashes will take place immediately afterwards in Ballyporeen cemetery.