A wonderful school trip from Skeheenarinky on Tuesday, February 28, saw the children heading off to the City Hall in Cork to experience the ‘Cork Pops Orchestra’ production of ‘Imagine That’. These themed concerts are designed to inspire, entertain and educate young people, giving them the opportunity to see live orchestral instruments and discover music of many genres and across several centuries and cultures. We have heard great things from some of the young students who were on the trip. Later on that afternoon, some of the older pupils were taken to University College Cork to experience the magnificence of the buildings and the famous Quad. They were also introduced to the important collection of Ogham stones held at UCC. What a great experience to expose the children to music and culture, archaeology and architecture at such a young age. The pupils of Skeheenarinky National School are certainly getting a wonderful and well-rounded education.


Sincere condolences are offered to Eddie Maher and his family on the recent passing of Eddie’s brother, Jackie Maher, of Killahara, Thurles. May he rest in peace. As a mark of respect to Eddie and Leish who are closely connected to the National School as parents of past pupils, and as grandparents of present pupils, and Eddie as a coach to the schools’ young hurlers, the Parents’ Association decided to reschedule the table quiz to another date.


It’s wonderful to see the daffodils brightening the front of the school. Even though the weather has turned cold it’s great to see such a positive sign of spring, and what a great example to the children who will remember the daffs long after they have left school. Well done to whoever thought of putting them there. Many of us will remember Wordsworth’s lines from our school-years: I wandered lonely as a cloud – that floats on high o’er vale and hills – and all at once I saw a crowd – a host of golden daffodils.


Registration will take place on Tuesday night, March 6, in the Club Dressing Rooms from 7.30pm to 8.30pm. Registration forms will have to be completed by both player and Parent/Guardian. Membership E10 per child. Remember a player is not insured unless membership is paid in full.

Juvenile GAA Easter Camp

The club together with Tipperary Games and Development will run an Easter Camp on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 3/4/5 April from 10am to 1pm. The camp will be for children from 7 years of age up to - and including - 1st year students. E20 per child for the three days. If you want a place please contact Helen Brennan (087) 1779687, closing date Friday, March 16th.


Congratulations to the two ladies from the parish, Shauna Maher and Breda Feeney, on their selection on the Tipperary Ladies Senior Football team. Both played a big part in the Ballyporeen team County victory last year.


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