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Weekly News Roundup - Friday 1 Jan 1999

Tinryland Tigh an Raoireann

Review of the Year

January: Tommy Payne won a record 12th Carlow Senior Cross-Country Title and led Tinryland to their 20th team success.

The womenís team also took the team event with Carina Hopkins in 2nd place.

Sean Doyle was elected Chairman of Tinryland AC while Noel Shortt was re-elected Chairman of Tinryland Juvenile

Football Club.

Plans were initiated to erect a plaque near the village to commemorate locals who fought in the 1798 uprising.

February: Aoife Murphy of Clonmelsh was one of 3 winners in a Fashion Competition on RTE programme Echo Island.

The Tinryland Area Development Association was established to develop the village and surrounding area. History was

made when all Area 11 Basketball teams; Boys and Girls U13 and U16 made it through to the County Finals.

March: Bro.Tom Costello published a study on the Castletown-Tinryland Mass Path in the 1950ís. Area 11 Basketball

Boys and Girls U13 teams win County Finals. Coman Burke won his 9th County Medal for Art by winning the U16 event.

Tommy Payne wins Leinster Veterans Road Race Title.

April: Area 11 Draughts Team Regained their County Title. 17 1st class pupils make their First Confessions. Tinryland

teams win bronze medals in 4 County League. Tinryland NS Knitathon raises £700. Tinryland Community Alert holds

fundraising events.

May: Area 11 U16 Choir qualify to represent Carlow in National Finals while Mary and Catriona Barrett win U10 and U14

Gold Medals for gymnastics. Olivia Brennan, Castletown is awarded a gold medal for excellence in industrial biochemistry

and microbiology from Carlow IT. There was a fine turnout for the Area Athletic Finals. 1st class pupils receive their 1st

Communion in Tinryland.

June: Louise Aylward, Ballyloo is invited to meet President McAleese in Aras an Uachtarain. Tinryland U14 Footballers

went on a trip to Kerry to play local teams. There was a fine performance from Area 11 in the County Athletic Finals with 37

Gold Medals won and 4 individuals qualifying for Mosney. Draughts and Basketball teams advance in Leinster while

Tinryland Senior Footballers lose their opening 2 matches in this yearís championship.

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