Congratulations and best wishes to all the teachers and pupils from the local school who have just started their summer holidays. For some of the students, it is a huge milestone in their lives as they finish national school and head off to other places of education. The sixth class who are leaving have certainly set a high standard and helped to bring honour to the school and we wish them all well. There is no doubt that the incoming sixth class will be up to the task of maintaining that high standard for which Skeheenarinky has become so well known. We wish all the teachers well as they take a well-earned break; they should be proud of the work they do. Mary Sisk who has been a Special Needs Assistant at Skeheenarinky N.S. for number of years is now leaving and we are sure we speak for everyone when we wish her well in the future. It is great news to note also that the number of students is going to be slightly increased in September because the number of incoming pupils is greater than the number outgoing.


James and Geraldine Morrissey will also enjoy the summer break as they celebrate their silver wedding anniversary. We wish them both many more years of marital bliss!


Before breaking up for the summer, the pupils had a day out in Cork recently where they engaged in a number of fun activities. The zorbing ball was favourite we are told. It seems a zorbing ball is one into which you can climb and then be rolled around or down a hill. A far cry from the bicycle wheel ‘bowlie’ we enjoyed in our own childhood years!


In what is probably a first for the school students, a number of them were involved in a water polo competition recently and, as we have come to expect, they came home with medals! Congratulations to them all.


Another success for Skeheenarinky N.S. Hurlers in a Ground Hurling blitz played in Cahir on June 25. These talented young hurlers won all their games and beat Fethard in the final. Tomás Vaughan accepted the John Cummins sponsored shield on behalf of the team and they were presented with a set of medals.


There is some concern that people are often seen out walking in the locality without high-viz vests. Any driver will agree that it is very difficult to see walkers without the bright yellow vest, especially in the evening time. Another danger that confronts walkers is the fact that on parts of the south side of the R639, especially near the Cahergal and Black Road junctions, the bushes and weeds have grown out to the yellow line forcing walkers onto the motor-lane. Please use caution until the situation is remedied. Next meeting is on Monday, July 9, at 8pm at the school.


Karol advises that there are a few plates, baskets, dishes and trays at Galty Cottage since the coffee morning. The generous owners can pick them up anytime or she will deliver them. Give her a ring on number below.


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