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Weekly News Roundup - Thursday 18 Nov 1999

Tinryland Tigh an Raoireann

Brendan Hayden Senior is to be honoured by the Carlow County Board Awards as their Hall of Fame winner for 1999.

Brendan, who is currently Tinryland Club Chairman, has a unique record in the annals of Carlow football. He is the holder of 2 Railway Cup Medals with Leinster over 5 campaigns and the winner of 5 County Titles with Tinryland. After a long and distinguished career with Carlow, he was Leinster Council Representative for Carlow for a number of years. The awards will be presented at a function in the Lord Bagenal on Saturday November 27th.

Tinryland Juvenile Club will receive a special award also at this ceremony. A special Sports Star Awards for the local Juveniles will be held in Rathcrogue Guesthouse on Sunday evening next. Tinryland has become the 3rd Carlow Club to have its history recorded in the National GAA Museum at Croke Park. Dermot Morrissey's Team won the Club Golf Outing at Kilkea Castle on Sunday. 32 members took part in the event.

Simon Win for Byrne: Tinryland athlete and Royal Oak native Pat Byrne was a fine winner of the Simon 5 mile race in Dublin last week. Pat led the field of 2,000 athletes home in a fine time of 24:36. Second to Pat was James Nolan of UCD who finished 4th in the World Indoor 800m held in Japan last February. Pat will now lead a strong Carlow team for the Inter Counties which will be held in Carraignabhear Co.Cork on Sunday. The team will also include Tommy Payne, PJ Byrne, Mick Kelly, Sean Doyle and Dwayne Farrell.

Reaching Out: Contributors to this years Emigrants Letter are reminded to forward articles to the editor Maureen Byrne no later than Sunday November 28th.

First Communion Enrolment: Enrolment for this year's First Holy Communion Class will take place on Wednesday November 24th at a special ceremony in St. Joseph's Church at 7.30 pm. All parents should make arrangements to be present. Parents of this year’s Junior Infants Class are reminded that their first communion will take place during their 2nd class in 2002.

Table Quiz: A family table quiz will take place in Rathcrogue House on Wednesday November 17th at 8.30 pm in aid of Staplestown Church Roof Repair. The cost is £12 per table and all support would be appreciated.

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.

Payne Leads Ireland Home: Tommy Payne had the fine distinction of being the first Irishman home in the Veterans Home International Cross-Country held in Barnstaple & Bidesford in Devon last Saturday. Payne finished 9th overall in a time of 35:25 for the 10km event. It was a great achievement for Tommy, a bronze medallist in the National Championships in Monaghan last February, as the gold and silver medallists that day Michael Hassett and Eugene Coppinger finished a distance behind him. The race was won by former English International Nigel Gates ahead of John Donnelly from Scotland. Another Tinryland athlete Peter Murphy led the Irish team to silver medals in the over 50's. Peter was 40th overall in a time of 37:50.

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