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Weekly News Roundup - Friday 21 May 1999

Tinryland Tigh an Raoireann

With the retirement of many priests in the first 10 years of the new millennium, the strength of the family unit will have a pivotal role in the life of the church according to Bishop Laurence Ryan as he administered Confirmation to 49 children in the parish on Tuesday last.

All parishioners, he said, will have a part to play, not just for the priest but for the good of the community. The school will always be a major player in the religious formation of children with the co-operation of parents. The failure of parents guidance and co-operation would make the workload on the school all the more difficult.

Dr. Ryan was assisted by Rev. P Dunne PP Tinryland and Rev. P Daly Bennekerry. The organist was Mary Hennessey O’Neill assisted by Aontas musician David Sheridan. The church grounds were in immaculate condition on the day thanks to the efforts of the ladies committee of Jean Dowling, Bridget Guidera and Kay Scully.

The following received their confirmation: Maria Doyle (Linkardstown), Ricky White (College Gardens), John Murphy (Linkardstown), Brian Byrne (Ballyloo), Andrew Murphy (Linkardstown), Ciaran Farrell (Moyle), Michael Cleere (Garryhundon), Anthony Mannion (Ballyloo), Patrick Townsend (Linkardstown), Gary Fields (Tinryland), Rachel Chall (Tinryland), Caoimhe Whelan (Ballycrogue), Amanda Kelly (Linkardstown), Paul Grogan (Rathcrogue), Pat Cleere (Garryhundon), Colm Doran (Clochristic), Darren Curran (Linkardstown), Tony Byrne (Graignaspidogue), Christopher Townsend (Linkardstown), Padraig Dooley (Tinryland), David O’Neill (Tinryland), Niall Shannon (Tinryland), Colette Byrne (Rathcrogue), Andrea Jeaney (Tinryland), Sinead Byrne (Linkardstown), Declan Redmond (Tinryland), Lee Walker (Kilmeany), Melissa Aylward (Ballyloo), Kelley McGuill (Rathcrogue), Eilish Murphy (Linkardstown), Richard Whyte (Tinryland), Rachel Shortt (Rathcrogue), Laura Townsend (Linkardstown), Ann Marie Nolan (Linkardstown), Laura Murphy (Linkardstown), Glen Doyle (Rathcrogue), Shane Nolan (Powerstown), Liam Fitzpatrick (Kilmeany), Brian Farrell (Ballybar), Conor Furlong (Tinryland), TJ Dowling (Tinryland), John Lawlor (Lime Grove), Aideen Byrne (Linkardstown), Rosalin Deane (Rathcrogue), Tara Burke (Tinryland), Ann Marie Kehoe (Ballybar), Ellen Nolan (Kyle), Karen McGrath (Garryhundon) and Louise Costello (Rathcrogue).

Tidy Towns: Tinryland has been entered in the National Tidy Towns Competition for 1999. Every resident and family in the area has a duty to help prepare for this. To make Tinryland a better environment to live in, residents are asked to engage in a clean up week. Commencing on Monday, May 17, approach roads to the village will need to be cleaned of litter. Hedge growth needs to be controlled on these roads leading to the village. Green areas and flower beds need to be cleaned up, footpaths and walls need to be cleaned of weeds and grass and window boxes and hanging baskets should also look well. Adjudication will take place from June to July. Remember, its up to you, a Tinryland resident to make things work in the area. For further information on this project contact the Department of the Environment and Local Government at 01-6793377.

MRS. M. MATTHEWS: The death took place peacefully on Saturday last May 15th. of Mrs Mary Matthews at her daughter Mary Broderick’s residence in Ballycrogue. Mary, who was 88 years, was formerly Mary Byrne of Eagle Hill, Hacketstown. She enjoyed excellent health, and played Bingo in the Youth Centre on Friday night. She was a member of both Tinryland and Carlow senior citizens associations. She was predeceased by her husband Dick who died in 1965. The family lived in Castle Hill, Carlow. She is survived by her sons Joe (Highfield, Carlow) Richard (Kilmeany), daughters Mary Broderick (Ballycrogue), Nellie Colbert (Tullamore), Ann Jennings (Leicester) and Breda Kelly (Bagenalstown), sons -in -law, daughters-in-law, nephews,niece,grandchildren, great-grandchildren, relatives and friends. Her remains were removed from her residence on Sunday evening to Askea church. Burial took place after 11 o’clock Mass on Monday to St. Mary’s cemetery.

Basketball: Area 11 Boys and Girls U16 Basketball teams were both defeated in the final of the Carlow Community Games in St. Leo’s on Thursday night last. The girls team were defeated by St. Mary’s (Carlow town) on a score of 20 pts to 16. St. Mary’s led by 11 to 9 at half time. Bennekerry-Tinryland took the lead early in the second half. However St.Mary’s showed their strength and stamina to run out winners. Scorers for Area 11 were Eileen Moore 7 pts, Ann Marie Meaney 4 pts, Jane Meaney 2 pts, Donna Mullins 2 pts and Louise McArdle 1 pt. Also on the panel were Nicola Ryan, Aisling Whelan, Aoife Nolan, Aoibhin Dunne and Joanne Connolly.

The boy’s team got off to a great start against hot favourites Old Leighlin in the U16 decider. After 10 minutes with fine baskets from Christopher Cleary and Niall Barrett they led by 10 pts to 6. However once St. Lazerian’s settled they held the upper hand right to the finish. They also had the two best players in Seamus Kinsella and Brian Nolan. The final score was 41 pts to 23. Scorers for Bennekerry- Tinryland were Christopher Cleary 13 pts, Niall Barrett 6, Alan Barrett 2 and Daniel Mullins. Other panellists were Brendan Shortt, Padraig Delaney, Lorcan Walshe, Eoin Deegan, Mark Doran and Maurice Nolan.

Successful Games: The 24th annual Bennekerry-Tinryland Community Games held in the Palatine GFC Grounds in Bennekerry on Friday night were once again very successful. The course was in excellent order due to the great efforts of Palatine committee member Joe Doyle. All events were well contested. The organising committee again deserve great credit for the smooth running of the games. Some performances to catch the eye were Christopher Cleary- Boys U16 100m, Ambrose Doran- Boys U12 100m, Andrew Murphy- Boys U14 800m, Darren Murphy- Boys U10 200m, Niamh Redmond- Girls U8 60m, Niamh Walshe- Girls U8 80m, Amanda Cassidy- Girls U10 100m, Niamh Dempsey- Girls U12 100m and Karen McGrath- Girls U14 100m.

The results were as follows. Girls – U-6 60m: 1, Elaine Keogh Burton Hall; 2, Sara Keogh; 3, Katie Doyle. U-6 80m: 1, Aine Dowling; 2, Dervla Kelly (Kyle); 3, Naomi Curran. U-8 60m: 1, Niamh Redmond (Tinryland); 2, Mona Mullins (Chapelstown); 3, Aoife Byrne (Linkardstown). U-8 80m: 1, Niamh Walshe (Ballybar); 2, Lauren Stewart (Brownshill); 3,Rebecca Fields (Tinryland). U-10 100m: 1, Amanda Cassidy (Kernanstown); 2, Tina Walker (Kilmeaney); 3, Emma Murphy (Cloghna). U-10 200m: 1, Aifric Doran (Clochristic); 2, Niamh Fennelly (Palatine); 3, Deirdre Doyle (Rutland). U-10 Hurdles: 1, Roisín Walshe (Rutland); 2, Paula Murphy (Cloughna); 3, Sara Doyle. U-12 100m: 1, Niamh Dempsey (Ballinacarrig); 2, Orla Delaney (Palatine); 3, Tara Burke (Tinryland). U-12 600m: 1, Laura Murphy (Linkardstown); 2, Aoife Moran; 3, Christine Scully (Tinryland). U-14 100m: 1, Karen McGrath (Garryhundon); 2, Rachel Condron (Rutland); 3, Josephine Farrell (Kernanstown). U-14 Hurdles: 1, Antoinette Farrell (Kernanstown); 2, Niamh Daly (Brownshill); 3, Clare Dowling (Burton Hall). U-14 800m: 1, Karen Doyle (Rutland); 2, Nollaig Delaney (Palatine); U-16 1500m: 1, Aideen Delaney (Palatine).

Boys – U-6 60m: 1, Brian Byrne (Chapelstown); 2, Donal Curran (Linkardstown); 3, Albert Byrne. U-6 80m: 1, Thomas Whitney (Bennekerry); 2, James Horan (Rutland); 3, Cathal Whelan (Ballycrogue). U-8 60m: 1, Michael Lawlor (Cloghna); 2, Jamie Kenny (Kernanstown); 3, James McAssey (Palatine). U-8 80m: 1, Declan Ryan (Park); 2, Eric Bates (Bennekerry); 3, Greg Mullins (Linkardstown). U-10 100m: 1, Shane Redmond (Tinryland); 2, Jeff Sutton (Staplestown); 3, Brian Parker (Brownshill). U-10 Hurdles: 1, Peter Morgan (Tinryland); 2, Michael Murphy (Linkardstown); 3, Joey Ryan (Park). U-10 200m: 1, Darren Murphy (Linkardstown); 2, Philip Condron (Rutland); 3, Nicholas Byrne (Staplestown). U-12 100m: 1, Ambrose Doran (Clochristic); 2, Darren Sheehan (Ballinakillbeg); 3, Paul McCormack (Rutland). U-12 600m: 1, Padraig Townsend (Ballyloo); 2, Jason Kelly (Kyle); 3, Garett Fennelly (Palatine). U-14 100m: 1,Aidan Dowling (Ballybar); 2, Patrick Townsend (Linkards-town); 3, David Burke (Tinryland). U-14 Hurdles: 1, Evan Doyle (Rathcrogue); 2, Thomas Butler (Palatine); 3, Shane Nolan (Powers-town). U-14 800m: 1, Andrew Murphy (Linkardstown); 2, John Greene (Bennekerry); 3, Mark Cullen (Palatine). U-16 100m: 1, Christopher Cleary (Tinryland); 2, Mark Townsend (Linkardstown); 3, Niall Barrett (Kilmeaney). U-17 100m: 1, Andrew Doyle (Brownshill).

The field events will be held in Tinryland this evening (Wednesday) at 7 pm. Athletes are reminded that the County Championship relays from U-9 to U-17 will be held in Askea on Thursday, May 20 at 6.30.

Soccer: Area 11 boys and girls U-12 soccer teams advanced to the 2nd round of this year’s Community Games thanks to fine wins over Graiguecullen and Bagenalstown respectively. Despite the fact that the area has no official team, many of the players play with Nurney Villa, Asca Og and New Oak. The boys’ team were playing against favourites Graiguecullen and were 2 down after 15 minutes. Goals from Darren Sheehan and Ian Scully had the sides level at half time. The Area 11 team went ahead when man of the match Ian Scully scored from a free kick. Graiguecullen fought back to score 2 goals to forge ahead. A fine individual goal from Christopher Townsend restored parity. After another exchange of goals the game ended level at 5-5. Extra time failed to separate the teams. In a very exciting penalty shootout the Tinryland-Bennekerry outfit came through 5-4 on penalties. Sinead Lyons with a hat trick was the star of the girls 5-0 win over Bagenalstown with Amanda Doyle and Mairead Cushen scoring. They will now play Kildavin-Clonegal in the final.

WON Blitz: The Tinryland U9 footballers won the Eire Og Div 2 tournament with a fine win over Sarsfields in the final. The minor team had a fine 0-20 to 0-4 in the League Div 2 semi-final over Clonmore. The under 12 team were heavily defeated on Monday night by group favourites Michael Davitt’s in the Bord na nOg competition.

Kosovo Appeal: Good clothes and toiletries are needed for the refugees who are stationed in the C.Y.M.S in Kildare. If you have some to spare they can be left at the Parochial house. Ladies scarves would also be appreciated.

Choir Win: The Bennekerry-Tinryland choir (All Ireland bronze medallists in 1998 in Butlins) retained their County title in St. Leos on Friday night. The group who are trained by Mary Amond-O’Brien will now go forward to the Leinster finals which will be held in Carlow in mid July.

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