Coolrue was the place to be on Saturday last when Doug and Wendy Haskell and family hosted a delightful Flower and Garden Club coffee-morning. The baking was delicious (as it always is in Skeheenarinky), the setting was perfect, and Doug and friends had even prepared for the weather with a small marquee erected against the few drops of summer-rain that fell. Altogether, a lovely Coffee Morning. ‘Guess the Weight of Bread’ contest - organised by Maddie - was won by Declan Duggan.


Sow, Grow and Show. The entry forms for the Flower Show have now all been returned and the committee are hard at work committing everything to computer, organising the marquees, finalising details with the supervisors and judges, and generally ensuring that this year’s show, as in other years, will be of the very highest standard. If you have entered into the spirit of things and have entered in one or more of the various classes, be sure to read the rule booklet. All entries must be staged by 10am on morning of show, at which time, the gates to the grounds will be closed. (May we remind all the children who are entering sunflowers for the ‘Sarah Kennedy Cup’ to bring the sunflowers along to the show.) Judging will then take place over the next few hours and the gates re-open to competitors and visitors for viewing at 2pm. It’s next Saturday 13th August. Refreshments, Eamon O’Dwyer of ‘Down Your Way’ with his recording equipment, music, and the very best of horticultural delights, craft-work, baking, photography, - and much more - will all be found there. See you at the Show!


Best Wishes to Tommy O’Gorman of Skeheenarinky and Siobhan Hanrahan of Ballyporeen who were married recently. We are sure that everyone in both communities will join in wishing the popular duo great happiness in their married life together.


We wish Bon Voyage to Grainne Carroll who , at the time of writing, is planning to head off to Australia. Best of luck, Grainne, and we hope you come back soon.


Best of luck also to Ashling Vaughan who is heading for Europe on a one month backpacking trek with her friends. Ashling has just returned from the USA where she was gaining work experience as a nurse at the Jewish Hospital at Long Island. In October she returns for her final year at College. What a busy young lady. Take care, Ashling.


This week’s results: 1st and 2nd shared between Fr. Joe Flynn and James Fox with Breda Fox and Hannah Luddy. 3rd prize shared by P.J. Hennessy and John Sherlock with Jack King and Mossie Hanley. Lucky Tables: 1. Nell Sheehy and Hannah Hickey. 2. Jack Shealy and Eddie Fitzgibbon. Tickets: 1. Mary O’Sullivan; 2. Eddie Fitzgibbon; 3. Hannah Hickey; 4. Hannah Hickey


Congratulations to the Skeheenarinky Minor Hurlers who won their third match of the championship against Cahir on Sunday morning last. And best of luck to the under 12s who are in the South Semi-Final against Ballybacon/Grange next Saturday!


The County Council have beaten the Notes to the draw again, and before the item regarding the missing Galtymore sign at the Black Road had appeared in print, the new signs were in place. Keep up the good work everyone! It’s much appreciated by the entire community.


Congratulations to young Adam McNamara, Gurtroe, Mitchelstown who won 1st prize of a car in the Tipperary GAA Draw recently. The presentation and the next draw are to be held in Meaney’s Bar in Ballyporeen on Friday, August 12. All are welcome to attend!


Kilbehenny’s historical pageant ‘Farewell to a Tyrant’ is on Friday night, August 19. It’s going to be a night to remember. People are still talking about last year’s pageant and it is said that this year will be even more spectacular. The Potato Festival begins with a card game on Wednesday night at 8.30pm at the Community Centre. More event details next week and from

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