Skeheenarinky Fundraising Cycle & More.


Fundraising Cycle
Despite the torrent of rain and wind, a hardy group of cycling
enthusiasts participated in the fundraising cycle to support
Skeheenarinky National School on Saturday, 26 April. An impressive
twenty-four took part in the 130km route, which included the Vee:
cyclists were met with heavy rain on their ascent, only to be followed
by a rainbow on their descent. One cyclist commented that
Skeheenarinky’s 130km route was “great training” for the Malin to
Mizen cycle this June Bank Holiday weekend. Although there was little
hope of the weather’s improving, twenty-one individuals took part in
the 50km route later that morning, and thirty people (mostly students)
completed the 7km family cycle. Students participating showed fierce
dedication to their school as they faced the challenge of a heavy
downpour on their return from Glengarra Woods.
While the physical exertion to complete the cycle was impressive,
there was much work behind the scenes to bring this event to fruition.
Kieran, Anthony, and Kay Caplice headed the organisation of this
cycle, ensuring the well-planned routes, the safety of the cyclists on
the routes, and the overall fluidity with which the event occurred.
Kay was out on the routes taking pictures of the cyclists and has
dedicated an album entitled “The Dedicated and the Brave” to them on
her photography page; Anthony was participating in the 130km cycle;
and Kieran was at the school keeping the event on course. Tremendous
thanks goes to the Caplice family for their dedication to the school
and the running of this event and to the Skeheenarinky National
School’s Parents’ Association, who made an incredible feast to
replenish the cyclists.  Special thanks also go to the many others who
made this cycle possible, safe and pleasant– even with the
inopportune weather. Among these were the St. John’s ambulance service
from Glanmire in Co. Cork, the gardaí from Cahir, Skeheenarinky
National School’s Board of Management, the marshals, those working the
food stops, the drivers in the lead and sweep cars, our friends and
neighbours at the Kilbehenny Community Centre who donated cups,
tables, and the sound system, Roche’s Cycles in Mitchelstown for
donating repair materials, Fermoy Print & Design for donating lovely
certificates, parents of SNS students who baked and helped out on the
day, Mrs. Doyle and Miss Connolly who managed registration, and the
cyclists themselves. Thank you to those who made donations to the
fundraiser despite not cycling in the event. Some passersby even gave
donations for the school to the marshals. There was a feeling of
tremendous support for the cycle and the school.
Although the weather may have diminished the numbers participating in
this fundraiser, it did not diminish the overall spirit of the event.
All who participated, from the cyclists to the organisers and
volunteers, kept an upbeat outlook, bolstered by a bit of banter and
craic. Well done, Skeheenarinky!

Card Results
April 17th: First and second were Tresa Brown and Anthony Hanrahan,
and  Danny Sullivan and Tresa Carrol, with each pair winning €260. In
third place were Margaret Clancy and Hannah Flynn, who took home €140.
Lucky tables: Jerry and Jim and Dinny and Jack. Raffle: 1st prize, Ned
Condon; Paddy Leonard; 3rd prize, Harry Brien; 4th prize, Seanie
April 24th: 1st, Paddy Leonard (Sr.) and Paddy Leonard (Jr.); 2nd and
3rd pairs, Dom Roche and John Lyons, Kay and Bob Keily, and Kathleen
Dinan and Neill Sheedy. Cards meet again tonight, 1 May, at 8:30PM.
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This entry was posted on Friday, May 9, 2014 at 3:15 pm and is filed under Parents' Association News.