By Peg Prendeville

Six new pupils started school in Ballyhahill last week. Three boys – Enzo Rocca and twins Robert and Dillon Rimmer and three girls Cleo Daly, Áine Prendeville and Grace O’Keeffe. It was an exciting day for Mrs Breda Horgan, the new Principal, also. Breda herself went to school in Ballyhahill. She got a warm welcome from pupils and parents and is wished the very best in her new role. Mrs Hartnett was welcomed back also. All are very fond of Mrs H especially at this time on the first anniversary of her husband who died last year.

The death occurred in Chicago last week of Eileen Carroll (nee Cahill), age 92, who was a native of Monemohill, Ballyhahill. Eileen went to America in 1949 and got to work firstly as an au pair in Hinsdale, a cook at St. Gall’s rectory, a cashier at Stouffer’s Restaurant, and lastly filled many positions at the Harris Bank. Eileen was one of a large family of Cahills who lives in Monemohill but I think they are all gone now.

Happy 8th birthday to my grandchild Saibh who is celebrating a birthday with her pony!

I’m no expert on sport or football but wasn’t it great to see Meath win against Dublin in the ladies football last Sunday! It is good to have a shake up like that. Dublin reigned for too long both in men and women’s football. But, as my Kerry husband used to say when Kerry were on a winning streak, “It’s because nobody can beat them.”  Roll on this Sunday until we see if Mayo can do it.