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Weekly News Roundup - Friday 14 Apr 2000

Tinryland Tigh an Raoireann

Sinéad takes title

Eleven-year-old Sinead Lyons, Tinryland, winner of the Carlow under-11 handball title, went on to win the Leinster title in Tinryland on Thursday, March 30.

In the final, she came through successfully against the Kildare champion from Leixlip.

Sinead took up the sport only last October and is coached by Cecil Whelan. On Saturday last, she took part in a National skills weekend in Croke Park.

Tribute: RTE Programme Nationwide paid tribute to the great work of the late Tinryland engineer Paddy Dowling in its Sunday evening programme. In an interview shortly before his death, Paddy told the interviewer, Damien Tiernan, of his work in pioneering rural electrification. He explained that creating a competitive spirit between parishes helped in getting rural electrification advanced. In a final comment, Paddy also said that he hoped he had made a worthwhile contribution during his lifetime. The programme also included an interview with his son, Jim, while Carlow historian Martin Nevin was interviewed at the ESB plaque at Tinryland Church, which was erected in 1999 to commemorate 50 years of rural electricity in the area. Paddy died on December 17 last at the age of 95.

Grand National: The Grand National Win of 'Papillon' gave plenty of reason to celebrate for John Whyte and his family in Tinryland. The horse was trained by John's brother-in-law Ted Walsh while his nephew, Ruby, was the winning jockey. With the generous early odds of 33/1 it proved a happy Aintree for all.

Choir Win: The Mary Amond trained Area 11 Choir took their third consecutive Carlow Community Games title at St. Leo's on Friday last. Bronze medal winners in the National finals last year, they showed with this performance that Gold is well within their capabilities this year. All part of Mary's Young Carlow Singers, they will compete in the Leinster finals in Mullingar in July.

The choir group was: Carrie and Tracey Lawlor (Burtonhall), Noreen, Marie and Aileen Farrell (Brownshill), Ciaran and Nicholas Byrne (Staplestown), Catriona and Mary Barrett (Rathcrogue), Aoife Parker (Brownshill)), Gloria Nolan (Friarstown), Sinead Lennon (Rutland), Wesley Hanlon (Kilmeaney), Roisin Walshe (Rutland), Aisling Jordan (Palatine), John May (Brownshill), Sara Reidy (Bennekerry), Victoria Clarke (Busherstown) and Ann Marie Meaney (Rathcrogue).

In Final: Area 11 Girls Under 13 Soccer Team successfully made their way to this year's final by virtue of a 1-0 win over Bagenalstown in Graiguecullen on Thursday. They will play a strong Slaney Valley team in the final at the same venue this evening (Wednesday) at 6.15 pm.

Best for Area 11 were goalscorer Sinead Lyons, Amanda Doyle, Christine Scully and Sandra Williamson.

Other squad members were: Ciara Jeaney, Deborah Fields, Rachel Mannion, Emma Murphy, Bonita Butler, Lisa McGuill, Niamh Farrelly, Deirdre Doyle, Aisling Kinsella, Ciara Butler, Amanda Cassidy and Debbie Fitzpatrick.

Gymnastics: The following are the Bennekerry/ Tinryland Area Gymnastics Results: Girls under 8, 1 Sara Rennick, 2 Keeva Kavanagh, 3 Cadi Lennon.

Girls under-10, 1, Fiona Hanlon, 2 Lauren Stewart, 3 Mona Mullins.

Girls under-12, 1 Mary Barrett, 2 Roisin Walsh, 3 Niamh Farrelly.

Girls under-14, 1 Noreen Farrell, 2 Aoife Parker, 3 Nicola Fennelly.

Girls under-16, 1 Ciara Cashman.

Boys under-8 1 Brendan Hutton

Boys under-10 1 Ciaran O'Neill.

Minors Lose: Tinryland Minor Footballers suffered their first loss of the season at the hands of Naomh Eoin in Myshall on Sunday on a score of 1-3 to 0-6. Tinryland, playing with the breeze, could achieve only parity with the local lads at the break (3-6 to 0-7). An early Myshall goal in the second half effectively killed the game off as a contest. Best for Tinryland were Willie Power (0-3), Mark Townsend (0-1), John Doyle (0-1), Paul Doyle (0-1), Niall Barrett (0-1), John Ryan, Brian Foster and Shane Delaney.

In the Leinster Minor League held in Newbridge on Saturday, Carlow had a thrilling win over Kildare. John Doyle scored the all important winning goal two minutes from the end. Other Tinryland players to figure were Willie Power and Paul Doyle.

Dance: The Darren Kelly Memorial Dance takes place tonight (Wednesday) in the Seven Oaks Hotel, Carlow, featuring a host of local and national acts including Michael English, Louise Morrissey, Mick Flavin and Paddy O'Brien. The concert is held in memory of popular local musician Darren Kelly of Linkardstown, who died in a tragic accident in June '99.

Proceeds are in aid of the Holy Angels Day Care Centre and Carlow/Kilkenny Cat Scan Appeal. The function commences at 9 pm sharp. Tickets are priced at £10 and are available from Pat and Josie Kelly at 46286, Catherine McGuill 40881 or Holy Angels Day Care Centre at 43911

Sports Quiz: Tinryland GFC will hold a sports table quiz with a difference on Friday next in Rathcrogue. Fifty of the 100 questions will be about sport in Co.Carlow. The quiz is open to all clubs and organisations from Carlow and the surrounding areas and the entry fee is £25 per team. There will be valuable cash prizes for the first three teams.

Clean-up: Tuesday next, April 16, has been designated as clean-up day in the Tinryland area as part of the National Spring Clean "Let's Take Pride in Our County and Clean Up Carlow Together" event. The aim will be to eliminate litter or at least to reduce the amount significantly. It is hoped that as many local people as possible will join with the school children in the clean-up.

Mini Marathon: A meeting of all interested in participating in the Ladies Mini Marathon in Dublin on Sunday, June ll will be held in the Tinryland Centre on Monday, April l7 at 8.30 pm. A group from the local area intends to take part in aid of Tinryland Senior Citizens and Tinryland Juvenile GAA. The event is the largest of its kind in the world and attracts over 30,000 runners, walkers and joggers annually.

Fun Art: There will be a variety of workshops and art competitions and exhibitions for children over Easter. For details contact Elaine at 35678 or at 087-2793815.

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