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Weekly News Roundup - Friday 18 Jun 1999

Tinryland Tigh an Raoireann

Congratulations to the Tinryland U.14 team on their fine win in the Féile Peil na nÓg competition held in Clare last weekend. The Carlow representatives came out on top of the 16 teams in their section of the competition.

On Friday night they had an easy win over their host club Ballyvaughan, a team based in the famed Burren region. They began Saturday morning with another easy victory over another local club Lahinch, and completed their series with a win over Manorhamilton.

On Saturday afternoon they travelled to east Clare to Tulla, where they had a very competitive semi-final with London. The game went into extra time with a Shane O’Neill goal getting Tinryland to the final.

The final was played on Sunday in Cusack Park, Ennis against De La Salle Waterford. The teams were level (4pts. each) at half time. With 5 minutes to go the Waterford boys led by 7 pts. to 6. It looked like the end for Tinryland when a penalty by Padraig Minnock was brilliantly saved by the Waterford goalie. The Tinryland squad rallied and with four unanswered points finished 10 pts to 7 winners.

All team members contributed to the success with outstanding efforts from Cian Moore, Shane O’Neill, Paul Broderick, Mark Doran, Shane Browne and Padraig Minnock. The team was presented with the Féile Cup and medals.

The behaviour of the lads during the weekend was a credit to their club and families, and the team were given a big ‘Fáilte ar Ais’ in the Tinryland clubhouse on Sunday evening.

Great credit is due to team coach John Doyle and his back-up team of Ned Deane, Michael Doran and Cora Townsend.

Field Day: After the success of the ‘98 Field day, Tinryland G.F.C are hosting their second effort on Sunday next, June 20th. The day will begin with a 5000m race at 2p.m, open to athletes .joggers, walkers and those ladies who have survived the mini-marathon. At 2.30 p.m there will be athletic and novelty events for all age groups. A novel event this year for the local gladiators will be the 56 lbs throwing event. The local Community Alert group will have a stall selling shrubs, potted plants and will also have tarot card readings. Donations of shrubs etc to be with committee members on Saturday evening or Sunday morning. The Senior Citizens will have a cake sale. There will be the usual complement of stalls with a dog show, pony rides and a bouncing castle for kids. The final event of the day will be a Juvenile G.A.A.match. Weather permitting, an enjoyable day should be had by all.

Elections: There was a poor turnout for the local, European and Council elections on Friday. The percentage vote was down to 45% from the 49% vote in ‘91. On the positive side, the area returned three local councillors. John Browne T.D( Fine Gael )topped the Carlow No. 2 electorate area with 625 votes. Jim Townsend (Labour) got 671 first preferences in Muine Bheag, followed by Enda Nolan (Fianna Fil) with 586 votes.

Recent Deaths: Sympathy is extended to Eamonn Redmond, Tinryland,on the sudden death of his father Jim, who died at his home in Misterin, Adamstown Co. Wexford on Saturday last. To Mrs. Peg Kennedy, Kyle on the death of her brother Joseph Nolan, Cappawater, Myshall who died last week.

Pioneer Association: The children of Tinryland who were confirmed will receive their Pioneer pins on June 24th. at 7.30 p.m. in the local Church. All parents are asked to attend. Pins cost £3.50. Leave money with Margaret in the school. Any youth wishing to receive a youth pin (these would be aged 14/15 years), and anyone who has 25 or 50 years service to the Pioneer Ass. May receive a silver or gold pin. Contact Josie Kelly 46286

Young Priests Society: St. Joseph’s Young Priests society holds their annual pilgrimage to Knock on the 26th. June. Cost is £7. Bus leaves Tinryland at 7.30 a.m. Contact Josie Kelly at 46286.

Parent Teacher: Tinryland Parent/Teacher Association wish to thank all those who supported their Fun quiz in the Clubhouse on Thursday night. This was in aid of school funds.

Fun Time Art Exhibition: The annual mid-summer Fun Time Art exhibition will be held in St. Joseph’s boys’ school on Sunday June 20th. from 2-5 p.m. Funds raised on the day will be donated to Our Lady’s hospital for sick children, Crumlin. On show will be the creative work of over 500 children and adults, including arts & crafts made in Fun Time Art classes and workshops. Also on display will be 6 school mural projects from around Carlow and Kilkenny. There will be games for the children. Refreshments will be served. Come along and enjoy a fun afternoon for all the family. Contact Elaine 088 2793815 or email

Cemetery Cleaning: Volunteers are required on tonight Wednesday to clean, edge and re-gravel paths. Bring your shovel if you want to work or your strimmer if you have one. Wheelbarrows will be supplied.

Charity Auction: A Charity Auction in aid of the Holy Angels day care centre will take place at 2p.m. in the Seven Oaks on Saturday June 19th. On sale will be 50 watercolours and paintings of local scenes from the estate of the late Iona McLeod, Carlow Co. Librarian 1930-1971.

Community Alert: A meeting of the Tinryland Community Alert will be held on Tuesday June 22nd. at 8.30 p.m in the G.A.A Centre. As this is the final meeting until September, it is hoped that one member from each household in the parish will attend.

Gymnastics Success: Area 11 girls won four of the five gold medals on offer at the Carlow Gymnastics finals which were held in St. Leo’s on Saturday last. Gold medals were won by Mary Barrett Rathcrogue (girls u.10), and Catriona Barrett (girls u.16). Both of these girls won gold and bronze medals in Butlin’s in 1998. Aoife Parker, Brownshill won the u.12 title, with Marie Farrell also of Brownshill winning u.14. Fiona Hanlon, Kilmeany was runner up in girls’ u.8, while Noreen Farrell (girls’ u 12) and Ciarn O’Neill Burton Hall (Boys u 10) won silver in their respective events. Nicola Fennelly, Palatine won a bronze medal in the girls’ u.14.

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