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Weekly News Roundup - Friday 12 Nov 1999

Tinryland Tigh an Raoireann

12 year old Ellen Nolan of Kyleballyhue won a Wexford Song Competition on the Bank Holiday Weekend in Ounavarna Hotel, Courtown. Ellen, who won a 1st prize of £250, was ahead of 18 competitors, all adults representing different counties. She was the Carlow representative, having been selected following a heat during the summer. Ellen sang the Titanic theme song “My Heart Will Go On” by Celine Dion and Shania Twain’s “From This Moment”. A past pupil of Tinryland NS, Ellen has sang in previous school concerts and church choirs. Ellen is the youngest daughter of Margaret and the late Maurice.

GOLD FOR PAYNE: Tommy Payne led Tinryland to Veteran team gold medals in the Leinster Athletic Association of Ireland (A.A.I) Championships in Ardattin on Sunday last. Payne, who was the holder, led with Kevin Coady of Dublin before getting away from the Dublin athlete in the last 2 laps to win in a fine time of 21:16 for the 4-mile course. Payne will compete in the Home International Championships in Devon on Saturday next. He will be part of an Irish team which will include Dublin athletes Eugene Coppinger and Gerry Carr as well as National Cross Country Champion Michael Hassett of Killenaule, Tipperary. The Tinryland winning team was Payne, JJ Murphy 12th, Denis Shannon 21st and Jim Morgan 25th. Tinryland were well clear of Dublin clubs Rathfarnham and Sportsworld. Carlow with 59 pts were just pipped for silver by Offaly 56pts and Laois 57 pts. Dublin won the team event.

Bypass Action Group: The Tinryland/Bennekerry Bypass Action Group will hold a public meeting in Rathcrogue Centre on Monday November 15th at 8 pm. It is hoped that a large number of concerned parishioners will attend. The preferred route still appears to be Routes 18 or 18A. A number of householders previously not affected now seem to be targeted by Route 18A. The final vote will be taken at the Carlow County Meeting on Feb 7th when on the recommendation of the NRA and the County Engineer, one route will given to the County Councillors for their vote. There will be a number of guest speakers at this meeting including it is hoped a leading environmentalist. The action group feel that this is a last opportunity for those opposed to the route to show their solidarity to the small committee who have been very vocal since their election earlier this year.

Craft Fair: A craft fair will be held on Sunday November 21st in Leighlinbridge Parish Centre between 2 pm and 6 pm. It is an opportunity to see all the crafts being made throughout and also to buy a special Christmas present. There will be a large selection of items on display. Those who would be interested in displaying their crafts should contact Bernie Byrne at 0503-51210 Wed-Fri or 056-5211 Mon. and Tues. as space will be limited and it will operate on a first come first served basis. All space must be booked in advance. The day will be a family one with craft demonstrations, light refreshments and face painting for children. All are welcome.

Coach Tour: There will be a bus tour to Oblate Mission’s sale of work in St. Mary’s Hall, Inchicore on Sun Nov 14th. Sale includes large wheel of fortune, flowers, Christmas toys and games. Also visiting St.Rita’s Shrine in John’s Lane Church. Anyone interested please contact Eithne Ryan at 22004 or Edward Dawson at6 59109.

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