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Weekly News Roundup - Friday 23 Jul 1999

Tinryland Tigh an Raoireann

The Parish of Tinryland was plunged into mourning for the second time in a month with the tragic death of another of its young parishioners. Joe Roche, Ballybannon was killed instantly from his 500cc motorcycle near Bullock Park in the early hours of Friday last.

He was 36 years and worked in the family farm of Arthur Collier for the past twenty years. Joe was a quiet man and loved to attend motorcycle rallies throughout the country. Members from clubs north and south of Ireland attended his funeral. His sister Mary and his mother Josie predeceased him.

His remains were removed from Carpenters Funeral home on Saturday evening to St. Joseph's Church Tinryland. His funeral took place on Sunday after requiem Mass to the adjoining cemetery. He is survived by his brother Michael, Aunts, Uncles, Relatives and friends.

Wedding: The wedding took place in St. Mary's Church Bennekerry on Saturday last of Geraldine Browne, Ballinacarrig, youngest daughter of John and Nancy to Denis Collins, of Cahirciveen, Co. Kerry. The celebrant was Fr. P. Daly P.P Bennekerry assisted by Rev. G. Doyle P.P Baltinglass. The Bridesmaid was her sister Deirdre by the best man was William Wayne. The Flower Girl was Kate Coughlan (Niece) with Page boys Mark and David Coughlan (Nephews). The reception was held in the Seven Oaks Hotel. The couple will live in Dublin where Geraldine is a teacher while Denis works as a pilot with Aer Lingus.

Tennis News: The following are special times allocated for club members, adults Tuesday evening from 7p.m. On Wednesday evenings 6 to 7:30 p.m. for U.10's and from 7:30 p.m. to 9p.m for over 10's. Adults willing to help are very welcome. At a recent E.G.M the following trustees were elected Ned Brennan, Ballyloo, Clem Delaney, Tinryland, and Enda Nolan, Park. The committee would like to thank the members who let their names go forward for election.

Community Games: The area 11 choir will represent Carlow in the National Community Games in Butlins in September. They were placed second to Offaly representatives Birr in the Leinster Community Games finals held in Carlow on Saturday last. The choir who were trained by Mary Amond O'Brien will be hoping to improve on their National bronze medals which they won in '98.

The U.10 football team were beaten by Athy on a scoreline of 3-8 to 1-2 in their semi-final. Scores were level at two points each at halftime. However the stronger Athy outfit with the aid of the breeze pulled away in the second half to win comfortably. Athy had already scored big wins over Dublin and Wicklow and in the Leinster Final defeated Duleek (Meath) on a score of 6-11 to 0-1 Starring for area 11 were Cormac Halloway and Brian Parker. Scorers were Brian Morrissey 1-0 Conor Byrne 0-1 and Cormac Walsh 0-1.

The u-13 and u-16 tennis teams from Area 11 could not compete as two players from each team are on holidays.

Dan Morrissey Cup: Eire Og defeated Round Towers (Kildare) on a scoreline of 1-12 to 0-10 in the semi-final of the Dan Morrissey Cup. They will now meet St. Joseph's of Laois in the Final. Best for Eire Og were goalie John Kearns, defenders M. Dowling, B. Hayden and J. Murphy while Colm ‘Rooster’ Hayden with five points from play was the star forward.

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