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Weekly News Roundup - Friday 28 May 1999

Tinryland Tigh an Raoireann

There was a good attendance at the launch of the feasibility study for the development of the Tinryland area by Michael Keyes in Rathcrogue Centre on Friday, May 21.

Darragh Murphy of Barrow Nore Suir Development congratulated the study and said that this showed there was a vibrant and stable group in the parish. He said the statistics and identity of the area were important features of the booklet and with the highest proportion of the population in the 0-14 age group, the long-term prospects were very secure for the area. The main priorities of development were seen as the development of the Village Hall and development of youth resources.

Jim Townsend, chairman of Carlow County Council welcomed the study and addressed the questions that needed to be answered including the development of the ball alley and hall and the urgent need for more public lighting in the area. The sewerage system was seen as satisfactory but he went on to say that because of busy industry and traffic on approach roads, the local roads were in a bad state.

The study ,which contains a comprehensive statistical profile of the area, details of a questionnaire carried out in the area and proposed development in the locality, is a well worthwhile read and can be obtained from any member of the Tinryland Area Development Association (T.A.D.A).

The meeting was also attended by John Browne TD, Cllr. Enda Nolan and members of the BNS Group.

ICA Outing: A Tinryland ICA Outing to Co.Wicklow takes place on Thursday June 10th. The cost for the trip is 26 which includes bus fare, trip to Avoca Handweavers, Dinner in the Woodenbridge Hotel, Arklow, Tour of Powerscourt House and Gardens and Snack Lunch and Tour of the National Garden Exhibition, Kilquade. The Bus will leave Carlow at 9.30 am from Greenbank Road (opposite Garda Station). Non members very welcome. For further information please contact Nuala at 43844, Rita at 46107 or Frances at 42073.

Good win: Tinryland Under 12 Footballers had a convincing 5-12 to 0-4 win over a very young Askea team in the Finn Cup last week. The half time score was 2-1 to 0-4 in favour of Tinryland. Best for Tinryland were TJ Dowling, Christopher Townsend and Peter Doran in defence, Declan Redmond, Ian Scully, Patrick Townsend and Sinead Lyons. Scorers for Tinryland were Ambrose Doran (2-2), Padraig Townsend (2-2), Patrick Townsend (1-2), Thomas Murphy (0-3), Sinead Lyons (0-1), Ian Scully (0-1) and Declan Redmond (0-1).

The Under 16 team had a good 3-10 to 0-10 win over Mount Leinster Rangers in the championship while the Under 14 team overwhelmed Ballon by 11-16 to 0-4.

The Under 14 team will take part in the Feile Competition in Clare on the weekend of June 12th and 13th. The team will take part in Division 4 of the competition, which starts with a parade in Ennis on Friday June 11th. In their first game, they will play their host team Ballyvaughan before travelling on to Lahinch to play Liscannor and Glencar/Manorhamilton of Leitrim with the winners going on to the semi-finals in Tulla Co.Clare on Saturday.

Athletics: Tinryland AC had numerous successes at the Carlow County Track and Field Championships in Askea last week. The Boys Under 9 relay team of Darren Murphy, Conor Byrne, Declan Ryan and Christopher Costello were gold medal winners. The Girls Under 11 team of Sinead Lyons, Christine Scully, Laura Murphy and Lisa McGuill took silver medals as did the Boys Under 11 team of Ambrose Doran, Padraig Townsend, Philip Condron and Jason Kelly. Bronze medals were won by the Girls Under 13 team of Karen McGrath, Rachel Condron, Louise Costello and Karen Doyle. Tommy Payne was a fine winner of the Senior Mens 3000m ahead of PJ Byrne with Tinryland taking the team prize with Sean Doyle in 7th place as the 3rd scorer while Jimmy Morgan was pipped for 1st place in the Veterans 800m.

Field Events: The following are the results of the Field Events for Area 11 Community Games which were held in Tinryland last week: Boys u-14 cycling: 1, Tony Byrne (Graignaspidogue); 2, Brian Byrne (Ballybolger): 3, Shane Nolan (Powerstown). Girls u-14 Long Jump: 1, Leah Mullins (Chapelstown); 2, Caoimhe Whelan (Ballycrogue); 3, Amanda Doyle (Tinryland). Boys u-14 Shot Putt: 1, Brian Farrell (Ballybar); 2., John Kenny (Kernanstown); 3, Lee Walker (Kilmeany). Girls u-14 Shot Putt: 1, Aoife Murphy (Clonmelsh); 2, Aideen Byrne (Ballybar Upper). Boys u-16 High Jump: 1, Niall Barrett (Kilmeany); 2, Niall Shannon (Tinryland); 3, Richard Whyte (Tinryland). Girls u-16 High Jump: 1, Ann Marie Meaney (Rathcrogue); 2, Clare Murphy (Clonmelsh). Girls u-17 Javelin: 1, Donna Mullins (Chapelstown); 2, Clare Matthews (Kilmeany); 3., Jane Meaney (Rathcrogue).

Gymnastics: The following are the results of the Area 11 Gymnastics Finals held in Scoil Muire Gan Smal last week: Girls u-8: 1. Mona Mullins (Brownshill); 2, Fiona Hanlon (Kilmeany). Girls u-10: 1, Mary Barrett (Rathcrogue); 2, Marie Byrne (Bennekerry); 3, Bonita Butler (Palatine). Girls u-12: 1, Aoife Parker (Brownshill); 2, Noreen Farrell (Brownshill); 3, Aisling Jordan (Palatine). Girls u-14: 1, Marie Farrell (Brownshill); 2, Nicola Fennelly (Palatine). Girls u-16: 1, Catriona Barrett (Rathcrogue); 2, Ciara Cashman (Rutland).

PUBLIC MEETING: The Browneshill/Bennekerry Bypass Committee will hold a public meeting in the Askea Community Centre on Monday, May 31 at 8.30 pm. Residents affected by the proposed bypass routes 14, 15, 16 and 17 are requested to attend this meeting at which progress to date will be discussed

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