KILBEHENNY CYCLE RUN
The Kilbehenny Cycling Club fundraising run in aid of Kilbehenny Hall has been rescheduled for 10am on June 30 at the Hall. Registration from 9am. Entry fees and more information on the event at http://fundraiser.kilbehennycycling.com/
THOMAS CLARKE 1916
In the Collins Barracks Museum in Dublin the other day, it was impressive to see the high profile presentation on Thomas Clarke, one of the principal organisers of the 1916 Rising, the first signatory of the Easter Proclamation and the oldest of those executed after the rising. The huge square in the Collins Barracks complex is named ‘Clarke Square’ in his honour. A life-size bronze statue of Clarke is in the section on 1916. He was executed on 3 May 1916. Thomas Clarke’s parents were James Clarke, a soldier in the British Army who married Mary Palmer of Clogheen in St. Paul’s Church of Ireland, Clogheen in May 1857.
104 YEAR OLD CAR
Pat McCoole of Limerick was one of those who had his vintage car at Kilcoran Hotel on Sunday morning last at the start of the vintage run for pre-1918 cars. Pat is the proud owner of a 1909 Renault AX which was once owned by Mr. Hickley, the Galty Castle Estate agent and manager of Skeheenarinky School. Pat’s father owned the car from 1952 having purchased it from the Cahir Estate. The car, with registration number HI-77, is the oldest surviving Tipperary car.
BIKE TO BALLY
Congratulations to Ballyporeen/Skeheenarinky Juvenile GAA Club together with Ballyporeen Ladies Football Club on the very well organised and successful ‘On your Bike to Bally’ fundraiser on Sunday. It was magnificently stewarded and the cyclists were all well looked after when they got back to Bally.
Condolences to the family and friends of Donie Keane of Loughananna who passed away recently. He is remembered fondly by his friends in Skeheenarinky. Donie was laid to rest in Kilbehenny churchyard. May he rest in peace.
The school hurling team got off to a winning start this year in Cumann na mBunscoil 7-a-side. Playing in the u13 age group with the same players that won the u11 final in 2012 they displayed a high level of skill to beat teams from Kilsheelan and Mullinahone. Team: Dean Finn, Jack Murphy, Oisín Brennan, Tomás Vaughan, Darragh Brennan, Vincent Fitzgibbon, Ricky Morrissey.