Sincere condolences are extended to the family and friends of Eugene Crotty of Leeds and Skeheenarinky who passed away recently. Mass for the repose of his soul will be offered at Ballyporeen within coming weeks. Further details will be announced when arrangements are finalised. May he rest in peace.


Sincere condolences are extended on behalf of the Skeheenarinky community to the family and friends of Ned Hyland of Castlequarter, Kilbehenny, who passed away recently in tragic circumstances. May he rest in peace.


1st and 2nd shared by two tables: Eily Conway and Una McGrath; Birdie Walsh and Marie Roche. 3rd shared by four tables: Tommy Dwyer and Patsy Myers; Kathleen Dinan and Dominic Roche; Nell Sheehy and Hannah Hickey; Mossie Hanley and Francie Fitzgerald. Lucky Tables: Helen O’Brien and Mary Hyland; Mick Walsh and Jack Sheely. Tickets: Alice Curtin; Tommy Dwyer; Kitty Butler; Francie Fitzgerald.


Congratulations to Oisín Brennan of the Black Road who lines out as flanker with the Galbally u13 rugby team. They won the East Munster final against Clonmel on Sunday, April 7.


These notes haven’t mentioned wild birds for a while. It’s in response to having to move our bird-table away from the house due to the cat’s interest. However, the birds who visit here are still fed and will continue to be fed until there is sufficient food available in the wild. Given the cold spring we have experienced, it could be some time before the birds can fend for themselves. So, keep those bird-tables well stocked with seeds and peanuts.


There is still time to bring your clean, second-hand clothes, mobile phones, shoes, stuffed toys, handbags, linens, ties, etc. to Skeheenarinky National School in support of their fundraiser. Bring items during school hours and from 2pm to 4pm on Saturday, April 20.


Congratulations to Skeheenarinky School on the fantastic achievements in the County Museum Heritage project which ended last week. It was wonderful to walk into the large exhibition room at the museum in Clonmel and see among all the terrific entries from around South Tipp schools the Skeheenarinky models and written projects with the prize-winning tags attached. Even the non-prizewinning entries from Skeheenarinky were fantastic. Teachers, parents and pupils should be really proud!


Seanie Crotty would like to thank the people who turned out for the clean-up and spent a few hours picking litter from Brackbawn Bridge all the way to McGrath’s pub last Saturday. If anyone wishes to get the special County Council yellow bags for further litter picking, Seanie can arrange the bags and the pick-up of those bags. He also has a couple of pick-up implements that you can borrow. Contact Seanie on 0863984970.