New Inn, was the place to be at, last Saturday evening as Ballyporeen captured the County Under 21 ‘B’ Football Title before a fine crowd thus filling a huge void of 21 years when Eamon Maher captained that team in 1990. This time it was the turn of Conor Sweeney, who was presented with the cup from Football board chairman, Noel Morris, who ironically was county chairman in 1990.

This was a great performance from this group of players who put in the time and effort and this is their just reward. See Match Report in Sport.

Fixtures: Intermediate Round 2 V Moyle Rovers this Saturday, May 7, in Ardfinnan at 7pm; Minor B quarter-final V Commercials B on Monday May 9 in Ballylooby at 6.45pm.


Ballyporeen Foroige Youth Club has been up and running since September last. We have at present, 28 youths affiliated with our Club.

During the year, we have been to cinemas, discos, done kickboxing and climbed the Galtees, among other things, to drive a project like this, we need more volunteers, people with inspiration and passion for new adventures. If you are interested in training as a Foroige leader in September, contact Seamus Hennessy on 086 3094996 or Susanne English on 087 7555213.

Congratulations to all youth club members who climbed Galteemore on Saturday April 9, to raise money for their annual outing.

We would also like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who sponsored us. We raised €429. A huge thank you to Jim O’Brien who took us safely up and down the mountain.


The death occurred on April 29 of Eugene Crotty, Skeheenarinky, Burncourt. Eugene passed away peacefully in the loving care of doctors, nurses and staff members in South Tipperary General Hospital, Clonmel. Eugene who was in his 90th year, enjoyed life to the full, he had many interests in life, including his love of sport, he will be dearly missed by all in Skeheenarinky, in particular, the hurling community. He was a great family man and dearly loved his eleven children and his grandchildren.

Eugene’s remains were removed from his home on Monday to the Church of the Assumption, Ballyporeen for Requiem Mass at 2 o’clock. Burial took place in St. Mary’s Cemetery.

We offer our deepest sympathies to his loving wife, Bridget, his daughters Mary, Joan, Kay, Mairead, Theresa and Bernadette and his sons, Sean, Vincent, Gerard and Eugene, his brothers, Michael and Timothy, sons in law, daughters in law, sisters in law, brothers in law, grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours and friends. May his soul rest in peace in heaven.


We also offer our heartfelt sympathies to Pat and Breda O’Brien and their two daughters on the very sad loss of their son and brother Jack, who passed away last weekend. Jack will be truly missed by all who knew him in his short life here on earth.

Removal took place from his home on Monday to Burncourt Church and after Requiem Mass, Jack was laid to rest in the adjoining Cemetery. May he rest in peace.


The local A.E.D./CPR Group will hold a training course in the Parochial Hall on Thursday, May 19, at 7pm sharp. Thirty training sessions have been secured on the night. For enquiries, contact chairman Jim O’Brien at 087 2490089.