Skeheenarinky Parents’ Association are holding a fund-raising cookery demonstration on Thursday, February 9, and Tuesday, February 14, in Dan Casey’s Bar, Kilbehenny, from 7.30pm to 10pm both nights. We have been very fortunate to get the expertise of Mary O’Farrell, trained in Ballymaloe House who will prepare and cook Italian Cuisine on both nights. These nights promise to be very sociable evenings as well as a learning curve for everyone. Tickets are €E25 per person per night with limited availability. Please ring Helen Brennan (087) 1779687 or Susan Walsh (086) 0523184 for more details or bookings.


In June 1962, five men carried a limestone cross all the way from Kings Yard, Knocknagalty, to the top of Galtymore and erected it up there. This coming June, Saturday 9, Kings Yard will commemorate the event by having a walk to the top of Galtymore and, on return, will have food and entertainment organised. This limestone cross was sculpted by the famous Cork sculptor, Seamus Murphy. More information will be available in the next few weeks and will be distributed to all the Walking Clubs in Ireland. A plaque will be unveiled at Kings Yard on the day. Contact Brigid or Stephen at Kings Yard on 025 84903.


Any ‘short story’ writers among you will be pleased to hear that the second annual William Trevor/Elizabeth Bowen Short Story Competition has just been launched. First prize is €E3,000. Details from Liam Cusack at 025 84969


Thank-you to Marie Murphy M.C.C. for her successful efforts in having ‘Mind Our Children’ signs erected at Coolroe.


Skeheenarinky Hurling Club, together with the Ballyporeen Football Club and the Ballyporeen Ladies Football Club are holding a social at Kilcoran Hotel on Saturday, February 11. Championship medals won by the clubs in 2011 will be presented on the night. A large crowd is expected to attend.


Condolences are offered to the family and friends of the late Bridie English (nee Doherty) formerly of Coolroe, Skeheenarinky, who passed away in Tipperary on 27 December. Bridie was the wife of the late Terry English. She was laid to rest in St. Michael’s cemetery, Tipperary town. May she rest in peace.


It’s only the first week in February and already rumours are doing the rounds regarding the Skeheenarinky planned floats for Ballyporeen St. Patricks Day Parade. Skeheenarinky entries have done really well in the past few years, and local, friendly rivalries are part of the excitement of the occasion. Standards will again be high this year so get those thinking caps on!


Keep Saturday evening, February 25, free for the Annual Skeheenarinky School fund-raising quiz at Jacksons. A great night is expected!


On Thursday night last under lights, we had the first game of the Parish League with our U14 and U16 Footballers. Teams A & B played against C & D, conditions were bad but everyone enjoyed a great display of football. Teams A & B narrowly won,by one point 2-10 to 2-9. This result means Team A & B have both 2 points each. Next Thursday night, February 2nd, Teams A & C play against Teams B & D. Players please be at the pitch for 7.15pm, Kick off 7.30pm. Captains please ensure your team are all present. Well done to everyone on last weeks performance.

On Sunday, January 29th, at 4pm we saw the first game of the Parish League with our U10 and U12 Footballers. Teams A & B played against C & D. This was a great display of Football with everyone giving it all. The final result was a draw and I think everyone would agree it was a fair result, 3-10 to 3-10. This result means all four teams get one point each. Next Sunday, February 5, Team A & C play against Team B & D. Players please be at the pitch at 3.45pm, Kick off at 4pm. Captains please ensure your team are all present. Well done to everyone on last weeks performance.