Sponsored Horse / Pony Ride and Walk, to raise Funds on behalf of Tipperary Branch of C.F., took place last Sunday. A massive crowd turned out to support this worthy cause. If you still wish to make a donation, Ballingarry C.F. have an account in Callan – A/c name: Ballingarry Cystic Fibrosis. Sort code: 93-30-90. A/c no.: 02483025. All monies collected will go straight into that account. We wish to thank Kilcooley Estate and David McCann for providing the venue and for giving every assistance to stage the event.


AGM - The School will hold their AGM on Thursday, October 18, at 8pm. All are welcome so please come along and join our committee to help us prepare for next Summer’s School Reunion and Musical Festival.

Step Dancing classes take place in the school on Friday evenings from 5pm to 6pm, €3 per child. Guitar Lessons on Friday evenings. Juniors from 5pm to 6 pm and adults from 6pm to 7 pm.  Beginners welcome.

If you would like to book the school for meetings or get-togethers please drop in any morning to make a booking.

Dinners - The Millenium Family will deliver hot meals to the Old School in The Commons every Tuesday, from October 23, to the elderly and living alone. Come along at 1pm for a bit of lunch and a chat. Please contact Billy at  the Old School on 0529154722 (Monday to Friday between 9.30am and 1pm) to put your name down. €3 per person.

Senior Social Club - get together on Thursday, October 18, at 2.30pm in the Community Centre. Come along and enjoy a game of bingo and afternoon tea and sing song.


Compass Employment Support Service is now available in the Slieveardagh area on Wednesdays. Contact Hilary on 0868254024. Millenium Family Resource Centre, Glengoole. Wednesday 9.30am to 1pm. Slieveardagh CITE Enterprise Centre, Ballingarry – Wednesday 2pm to 5pm.


Killenaule Adult Learning Scheme in the old VEC building has reopened again and new students are most welcome.  If you need help with reading, writing, spelling or basic maths just call Lillian on 0879025144. One to one tuition also available. This service is free and totally confidential.


Are you interested in filling a shoebox with gifts for a child in need. Shoeboxes can be left into the sacristy up to Sunday, October 29, or make enquiries from your local school. Contact Marie 9154972


Names are now being taken for Fetac Level 4 Applied Employment Skills Course. If you are in receipt of a social welfare payment and are interested in participating in this course please contact the Centre on 0529157992.


Introducing the new head boy and girl - On Friday 5 and Monday, October 8, interviews were held for the position of Head Boy and Head Girl. Nine boys and six girls applied for the position and after much deliberation James Buckley was appointed Head Boy with Marie Lyons appointed as Head Girl. James Buckley, a past pupil of St. Patrick’s National School, said he applied for the position because he wanted to set an example for the junior students. Maria Lyons, a past pupil of Scoil Mhuire, Kilvemnon, Mullinahone expressed her delight in accepting this role as Head Girl. She said that she put herself forward for the role as she wanted to give something back to the school that has shaped her as a person.

The Return of the Champions! - Three pupils who were members of Tipperary’s All Ireland Minor and Intermediate Hurling squads, were warmly welcomed in their “alma mater” last Thursday. Ballingarry’s Ger Fennelly brought the All Ireland and Munster cups to his classmates. Ger is only the sixth Ballingarry club hurler to win a Minor Hurling All Ireland. He was joined in the school by two of our most talented past pupils, James Logue and Adrian Cleere, who were part of the team and panel who defeated ancient rivals Kilkenny in the final. James has now won his third All Ireland, following Minor and U-21 success in 2007 and 2011. The three boys were accompanied by Martin Maher, Ballingarry G.A.A., father of the All-Ireland winning manager, William Maher, and of past pupil Laura Maher. We have had players directly involved with the last four Tipperary Teams to win U21 and Minor All Irelands since 2006.

Munster Schools Swimming Championship - On Sunday, October 7, Abaigeal Maher, first year, represented our school in the Munster Schools Swimming Championships, at UL. Abaigeal won the 100m backstroke in the under 13 category. She also competed in the 200m individual medley, coming fourth. Abaigeal is a member of the Clonmel swimming club and trains four days every week. Her ambition is to one day represent her country in the Olympics.