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Weekly News Roundup - Friday 4 Feb 2000

Tinryland Tigh an Raoireann

Best GFC year yet
Tinryland Juvenile GFC reviewed its most successful year to date at the AGM in Rathcrogue on Thursday last. Chairman Sean Barrett thanked everyone associated with the winning teams.

In 1999 Tinryland won the All-Ireland Feile u14 competition and the Carlow under14 championship. The under 16 team was also successful winning the B championship while all other teams in the club performed extremely well. Tinryland Juvenile GFC also won the Coisde na nOg Club of the Year Award for the second year in a row.

The chairman thanked the outgoing secretary Michael Doran and the assistant secretary Cormac O’Toole who both worked tirelessly throughout the year. Treasurer Cora Townsend also came in for praise and she reported a healthy financial position. Former senior club secretary Tommy Lyons replaced outgoing secretary Michael Doran who now holds the position of county secretary for Coisde na nOg.

Elected: Chairman- Sean Barrett, vice chairman, Noel Moore, hon. secretary, Tommy Lyons, asst. secretary, Michael Doran, hon. treasurer Cora Townsend, PRO Eamonn Byrne; committee, Brendan Hayden, Liam Lawlor, Colma Moore, Bridie Pender, Pat Whelan, Paddy Townsend, Jill Murphy, Jim Murphy. Delegates to Coisde na nOg Sean Barrett, Tommy Lyons, Paddy Townsend.

Team Mentors:- Under 9, Ned Deane, Bernard Mullen, John Noctor, Liam Lawlor, Under 10, Cormac O’Toole, Eamonn Byrne, Mick Doyle, Pat Whelan. Under 12, Jim Murphy, Shay Byrne, Martin Byrne, Frankie Kelly, Under 14, Paddy Townsend, Sean Barrett, Under 16, John Doyle, Pat Kenny, Michael Doran.

Time up: All promoters and ticket sellers in the Tinryland GFC Millennium Draw are reminded that tickets and monies should be returned immediately. The first draw will take place on Monday next, February 7.

The annual Tinryland GFC Sports Star Awards will take place on Saturday, February 26.

Bypass: It now appears as if the proposed bypass decision on Routes 14 to 18, due to be taken by Carlow County Council members at its March meeting, may be postponed for anything from six to 18 months. As the momentum is growing for a National Route on the Waterford-New Ross Coastal road or on a Western Route via Kilkenny and Portlaoise, local politicians have a fight on their hands to keep the N9 through Carlow as a National Primary Road. For many local residents on the proposed route this latest setback will leave them in limbo regarding sale, purchase or development of properties.

Athletic Club: The 30th AGM of Tinryland AC will be held in Rathcrogue House on Wednesday, February 9 at 8 pm. Members and all athletic enthusiasts are asked to attend.

On Sunday next, action will be at Sligo IT where the National Intermediate and Vets Championships will be held. Tinryland’s main hope will be veteran athlete Tommy Payne. Tommy took bronze last year in Scotstown, Monaghan and finished runner-up the previous year to Gerry Kiernan in Killenaule. Tommy has been in outstanding form over the season and was leading Irish athlete at the Home Countries Veteran Championships in Devon so, hopefully,on Sunday a gold medal will be within his grasp on the heavy course. Tinryland will field a full squad for the team event.

The first leg of the 4 County League will be held in Tinryland on Sunday, March 5.

Computers: Tinryland Area Development Association, in Conjunction with CANDO, has announced that they will run a basic computer training course in Tinryland National School starting in early February. The cost of this course will be £20 for Social Welfare recipients and £60 for waged applicants. For further information please contact Jim Deane, Mary Moore, Michael Keyes TADA or Kathryn Wall at CANDO @ 0503- 33457.

Tour: A total of 17 people have signed up for the Tinryland Tour group trip to Australia and Malaysia between August 4 and 24. Places are still available for this once-in-a-lifetime holiday and those intending to travel should pay a deposit of £100 to LSA Travel, Carlow, as soon as possible. The cost for the trip is £1,500 which includes flights and hotel accommodation. The tour group will spend seven days in Sydney, four days in Melbourne before a seven day stop at the Mutiara Resort in Penang, Malaysia.

Funding: Applications for funding under the Sports Capital Programme 2000 are now open. Forms, guidelines, terms and conditions for applying are available from the Department of Tourism, Sport and Recreation. Closing date is February 11.

Young Priests: The St Joseph’s Young Priests Society’s monthly meeting will take place on Friday next, February 4 at 8 pm in the Parochial House.

LOURDES JUBILEE: The Jubilee Pilgrimage to Lourdes will take place between October 7 and l2. The cost is £405 with a deposit of £60 to be paid before March 17. For further information please contact Josie Kelly or Maria Sheehan.

ICA: The monthly meeting of Tinryland ICA Guild will be held in Rathcrogue House tonight Wednesday, February 2 at 8 pm sharp. A guest speaker will attend. New members welcome.

Mr. J. Kavanagh: Sympathy is extended to the Kavanagh family, Pollerton on the death of Joe Kavanagh, which occurred in St. Luke’s Hospital, Kilkenny, after a short illness. He was 74 and worked for over 40 years in the Engineering Department of the Irish Sugar Factory. A devoted family man, his life was centred around his family and grandchildren and their many athletic achievements.

For many years, he was a member of Tinryland AC and, of late, of St. Laurence O’Toole’s Athletic Club. While his wife, Phyllis, engaged in administration at County and Leinster level, Joe was always the quiet background man who looked after the entrance gate at County and Leinster Championships. He also specialised as a judge at both high and long jump events at many county Community Games finals.

He will be sadly missed by his wife, Phyllis, son Tom, daughters Mary, Eileen, Siobhan and Fiona, sister Eileen Wilcox, grandchildren, sons-in-law, daughter-in-law, brother-in-law, sisters-in-law, relatives, friends and the athletic community.

His remains were removed to the Church of the Holy Family. Burial took place on Monday to St. Mary’s Cemetery.

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