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Weekly News Roundup - Friday 3 Dec 1999

Tinryland Tigh an Raoireann

Meath All-Star Tommy Dowd was the guest of honour at the Tinryland Juvenile GAA Club Annual Awards presentation recently.

Over 150 Juveniles representing six teams received medals or trophies from the dual All Ireland Medallist at the function in Rathcrogue House.

Pride of place went to the Under 14 team who won the All Ireland Feile Peil na nOg title and the Carlow Championship after a lapse of 26 years. Feile Captain Mark Doran presented Tinryland GFC Chairman Brendan Hayden with a framed photograph of the Under 14 team.

U-16 Captain Chris Cleary was presented with the County “B” Championship trophy while the U8, U9, U10 and U12 squads also received awards. There was a very encouraging turnout of parents at this function and they listened intently as Tommy Dowd advised all the young players to train hard and to abstain from bad influences such as alcohol and drugs.

Martin Barry, Chairman of Coisde na nOg Ceatharlach also attended while other speakers included Tinryland Juvenile Chairman Sean Barrett and Senior Chairman Brendan Hayden. Margaret Townsend, the School Secretary, was presented with a special award in recognition of the trojan work she does in keeping juvenile players informed of all club activities. An appeal was made to the parents to support the current Tinryland GFC fundraising draw so that facilities in the club can be upgraded. Tinryland GFC PRO Eamonn Byrne acted as MC for the night.

‘Late Late:’ Ten local singers will perform on the Late Late Toy Show on Friday night next. They are part of the Carlow Young Artists Choir under the direction of Mary Amond O’Brien. They will sing “Siya Humba,” an African freedom song. The Tinryland based singers are Robert and Sharon O’Neill, Tinryland, Ann Marie Meaney, Rathcrogue, Conall, Kieran and Nicholas Byrne, Staplestown, Paula, Catriona and Mary Barrett, Rathcrogue and Wesley Hanlon, Kilmeaney. They will be dressed in their new robes, wearing the Carlow colours.

Games: The Area 11 Tinryland/Bennekerry Comm-unity Games Annual Draw takes place on Thursday 9th of December in the Tinryland GAA Centre. The cost is £1 per line or £10 for one card. All funds are needed for the upkeep and continuity of the various activities within Community Games in Area 11. Patrons are asked to support this fundraiser.

Congratulations: To Sacha Nolan who was one of the six finalists in theWoman’s Way/Heinz Babies of the Year Competition. Sacha is daughter of Naomi Codd and James Nolan.

Elected: Mrs. Ann Brennan, Area 11’s hard working secretary for the last 17 years, has been elected Assistant Secretary of Carlow County Community Games. Ann defeated the outgoing post holder Vera Smyth of Graiguecullen.

Music Group: Sticks percussion, drumming and rhythm group will perform three shows and a workshop in Tinryland NS on Friday, December 3.

Jumble Sale: The Tinryland NS jumble sale, in aid of the Children of Chernobyl, proved very successful, raising £270.

Party: The senior citizens Christmas Party will take place in Rathcrogue House on Tuesday, December 7 at 7.30 pm. Tickets are available from Deane’s Shop. Further information from any committee member.

Tour Party: The Eithne Ryan Tour Group will have their Christmas get together in the Castle Arms, Durrow, Co. Laois on Sunday, December 12. Lunch will be at 1 pm followed by music and dancing from 3 pm to 6.30 pm. Early booking essential. For further information please contact Eithne Ryan at 22004 or Edward Dawson at 59109.

Deaths: Sympathy is extended to James Dempsey, Ballinacarrig on the death of his father, Brendan, Carlow and to James Holmes, 1 Tinryland on the death of his mother Josephine, Kernanstown, who died during the week..

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