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Weekly News Roundup - Friday 11 Jun 1999

Tinryland Tigh an Raoireann

The voters from the parish of Tinryland will have local representatives from both the Bagenalstown and Carlow electoral areas after Friday’s elections.

Townslands of Tinryland, Linkardstown, Ballyloo, Clonmelsh and parts of Rathcrogue will remain in the Bagenalstown area, while Kilmeany, Ballinacarrig, Staplestown, Cloghna, Quinagh and Park have now been annexed into the Carlow electoral region. Division s are nothing new in this area, as in the mid-seventies Carlow’s largest parish was decimated by the creation of the new parishes of Bennekerry and Askea. It is now ironic that the newly elected councillors will be called upon in October to cast their votes regarding a by-pass, which will create new boundaries with whichever option is chosen.

For the record, there will be 6 candidates from this area going forward for the local elections. Outgoing councillors Jim Townsend Ballybar and John Browne Ballinacarrig have both served on Carlow Co. Council for the past 20 years. Jim is also hoping to retain his seat in the Carlow Urban Council. John Pender, Friarstown has been a councillor since 1985. Enda Nolan was first elected in 1991, and will again be a candidate in the Bagenalstown area. Enda, because of his Park address, will not be in a position to vote for himself. Colette Fennelly Russelstown, will contest her first Co. Council election for Carlow Town 1 .and Bennekerry , while 25 year old Feargal Browne of Ballinacarrig will be the youngest candidate to run for the urban Council.

Cemetery Mass: The cemetery mass will be held on Friday, July 2nd. at 7.30. Relatives are asked to prepare the graves for the occasion. All rubbish should be placed in the allotted dump beside the entrance gate to the new cemetery.

Table Quiz: There will be a table quiz in the Rathcrogue Centre tomorrow night, Thursday 10th. a t 8.45 p.m. It is being organised by the parents, association of Tinryland N.S. The emphasis will be on fun questions, and as in previous years, a good night should be had by all. Tables of 4 will cost £12. Enquiries to Mrs Bridie Pender at 46134, and Mrs. Josie Kelly at 46286.

Field Day: Tinryland G.F.C. will hold their 2nd mid-summer field day in Rathcrogue on Sunday June 20th. There will be a wide variety of stalls, bouncing castle and pony rides. Tinryland senior citizens will hold a cake sale. Other attractions will be a dog show, a juvenile G.A.A match, and athletic events. Distance runners should note that there will be a 5000m road race starting at 2p.m. More details next week.

Super Sub: Eight year old Padraig Whelan (Ballycrogue) a second- half substitute, scored a brace of goals to give area 11 victory over Bagenalstown in a thrilling final of Carlow community games u.10 football final in a sun-drenched Rathcrogue on Saturday morning last. The local lads got off to a great start with goals from Darren Murphy and Nicholas Byrne. Cormac Walshe extended the score with an excellent point. However, the Bagenalstown boys fought back before half time, when wily forward John Kelly scored 2 well taken goals to leave the minimum between the sides at the break. Whelan’s goals made the difference in the second half. Brian Parker (Brownshill) scored a goal from a 45, and Parker and Shane Redmond scored further points. The visitors fought to the finish and added a further 1-3 to their tally, to leave the final score at 5-2 to 3-3. Coaches Eamonn Byrne and Cormac O’Toole were very pleased with their team. On Tuesday, they had beaten St. Laserians (Leighlin) by a point in the quarter final. In the semi-final it took extra time to separate the team from Askea.. With players of the calibre of goalie Colm Nolan, defenders Brian Farrell and Brian Morrissey, mid-fielders Brian Parker and Shane Redmond, forwards Cormac Walshe, Nicholas Byrne and Padraig Whelan, the team should acquit themselves well against Kilkenny opposition in the next round.

To Represent Carlow: The following groups from area 11 will represent Carlow in the first round of the Leinster Community games against Kilkenny opposition: Tennis( mixed) u13 and u16, Girls basketball u.13, Girls soccer u.13, Boys G.A.A u.10, while the choir will contest the Leinster finals in Carlow in mid. July.

Area swimming finals: The area 11 swimming finals will be held in Graiguecullen pool on Friday next, June 11th. at 5.30 p.m.

Under 14’s win: Tinryland u.14 footballers continued their unbeaten run with an excellent 1-12 to 0-4 win over Eire Óg in Rathcrogue on Saturday evening. The locals had excellent players in Mark Doran, Padraig Minnock, Aidan Dowling and Cian Moore. They have now proved that this team is a very worthy representative of Carlow football for the Feile finals which will be held in Clare next weekend.

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