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Weekly News Roundup - Friday 2 Jul 1999

Tinryland Tigh an Raoireann

The tragic death of 24 year old Darren Kelly of Linkardstown, on Tuesday last plunged the parish and much further afield into a state of shock.

Darren, an electrical engineering graduate of Trinity College in '97 died suddenly after his car was in collision with a truck on the outskirts of Mitchelstown. A very popular lad, he was well known locally in the music business, like his parents Pat and Josie. He worked as a sales manager with the French company 'Alcatel Ireland Ltd' in Adelaide Rd. Dublin.

His remains were removed from R.N. Healy funeral home on Thursday evening to St. Joseph's Church Tinryland, where they were received by Rev. P. Dunne P.P, assisted by Fr. Mark Townsend C.C. Edenderry, and Rev. Ger Breen C.C Askea. The chief celebrant at his funeral mass was Fr. P. Dunne. Concelebrants were Rev. Con Moloney C.C Baltinglass ( family friend) and Rev. T. Little C.C .Graiguecullen. Music at the ceremony included songs from his favourite groups, The Beatles and Oasis, while his sister Debbie gave a lovely rendition of Sting's number 'Among the fields of barley' . Prayers of the faithful were read by his friends from Tinryland, Carlow and Dublin.

The large crowd who attended the service was testimony to Darren's own popularity, and the great outpouring of support for his family.

He is survived by his heartbroken parents, Pat and Josie, brothers Jason, John and Patrick, sister Debbie, grandparents Paddy and Josie Murphy, Ballybar, girlfriend Orla Jones, uncles, aunts relatives and a large circle of friends.

As a mark of respect for their much esteemed employee, the offices of Alcatel remained closed on Friday. There was also a minute's silence observed at Carlow Community Games finals on Sunday, where Darren had often competed.

Runners up in Hosey Cup: Tinryland athletes put up a very creditable performance once again to finish runner-up area to Bagenalstown on a score of 111 points to 93 at the Co. Community games finals in Carlow over the weekend. Area 11 will represent Carlow in both the u.12 girls and u. 17 boys relay teams. Scorers for the girls team were: Niamh Dempsey, Orla Delaney, Laura Murphy, Lisa McGuill and Sinead Lyons. The boys u 17 squad will include Andrew Doyle, Stuart Connolly, Christopher Cleary, Aidan Doyle and Mark Townsend. Other fine individual winners were Nicola Ryan, Palatine , girls u. 16 100m, and Christopher Cleary, boys u.16 100m. Silver medallists included Niamh Dempsey, girls u.12 100m., Philip Condren, boys u.10 100m., Padraig Townsend, 600m. U.12, boys u.6 relay team of Brian Byrne, Edward Byrne, Donal Curran and Cathal Whelan, while the girls u.17 relay team of Nicola Ryan, Donna Mullins, Julieanne Farrell and Louise McArdle were also runners up. Bronze medal winners were, Orla Delaney, girls u.12 100m., Laura Murphy 6oom. U.12, Leah Mullins, long jump, Aideen Delaney, marathon, Darren Murphy 200m. U. 10, Evan Doyle, 80m. Hurdles u.14, Aidan Dowling, 100m. U.14., Shane Nolan, mountain bike, and Aidan Doyle, 100m. U.17. The relay teams of the girls u.6.,u.12, boys u.10 and 14 also finished in bronze position.

First Round defeats: Area 11 Basketball girls u.13, and girls soccer u. 13 were both defeated by Kilkenny opposition in the first round of the community games Leinster competition. Piltown defeated the basketball team by 2 points after 2 periods of extra time in this away fixture. The soccer team who were late arrivals in Johnstown found the long grass on the pitch much to their dislike, and were beaten by the home team by 2 goals to 1. The boys u.10 will play their first round match in Muckalee Kilkenny on today Wednesday at 7.30 p.m. Players are asked to assemble in the square Tinryland at 6.15 p.m.

Intermediate success: Tinryland Intermediate footballers staged a dramatic comeback to draw with last year's junior champions, St. Pat's Tullow on a score of 9 points to 1-6 in the Intermediate championship in Dr. Cullen Park on Friday night. Like Dublin on Sunday, Tinryland were 4 points adrift with 2 mins to go. A fine goal by Paul Foley, who had a previous effort disallowed, brought Tinryland back into the game. Best for Tinryland were Martin Doyle midfield, defenders John Murphy J.J Doran, Bernard Mullen, Niall Walshe and Garry Morrissey who moved to midfield.

CEMETERY MASS: The annual cemetery Mass is on this Friday night, July 2, at 8 pm.

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