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Weekly News Roundup - Friday 2 Jun 2000

Tinryland Tigh an Raoireann

The death occurred in Carlow District Hospital after a short illness on Wednesday, May 24 of Mr. Dick Fleming, Kilmeaney. Dick, who was a native of Straboe, Grange, was in his 76th year.

He was a man of quiet disposition with a wry sense of humour, which endeared him to his many friends. He was born in 1924 and was the eldest of 4 children. He began his career in Copes Mill, Castledermot in 1942 at the age of 17 and served his time as a miller to his late father Tom, who worked in Copes. He then moved to Copes Grain Plant and later as van salesman for seeds and sprays. From there he worked in Bunclody Co-Op for a number of years until it closed. He then worked as Caretaker in Carlow Sports Club and eventually to Tinryland School before retiring.

For many years, Dick was a daily communicant. He was predeceased by his wife Pat, who died in September 1984 after a long illness. He is survived by his daughter Mary Dowling (Kilmeaney), son Gerard (Galway), grandchildren David, Patricia and Maura, son in law Andy, daughter in law Ann, brothers Donie (Straboe), Tommy (Tullow) and sister Mother Helen, (Little Sisters of the Poor, Dublin), nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.

His remains were removed from McGuills Funeral Home, Bennekerry to St. Joseph’s Church, Tinryland where they were received by Fr. Eamonn Hayden. His funeral mass was concelebrated by his cousins Fr. Lar Fleming (Retd.), Carlow and Fr. Joe Fleming PP Clonegal. Burial took place afterwards to adjoining cemetery.

Art Win for Shane: 11 year old Shane Redmond, Tinryland took the top award in the Carlow County Council Safety First Art Competition sponsored by the AIB. Shane’s work was based on the essentials needed for a roadworthy cyclist. He will receive his award at a reception this evening.

School Award: Tinryland NS will receive a special award for the construction of a granite friendship seat on the school grounds. The presentation will be made in the Headfort Arms Hotel, Kells Co.Meath on Thursday. The environmental awareness competition is sponsored by the ESB.

Visit to Aras an Uachtarain: Tinryland Senior Citizens Committee have received an invitation for ten members to visit Aras an Uachtarain on 20th of June. The visit will be from 3 to 5 pm and includes meeting the President and refreshments and entertainment. If you are interested in travelling please submit your name to the Parochial House on or before Friday 2nd June as names have to be submitted by 6th of June. As the number of visitors is confined to 10, names will be drawn by lot. Transport will be provided by the committee.

The committee are arranging a Summer outing at a later date.

Kildare and Leighlin Pilgrimage: A Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock will take place on Sunday June 4th. A bus will leave Bennekerry Chapel at 8 am. Cost is £7 per adult and £3 per student. Contact Una Hade at 42455 or Brigid Larkin at 42840.

Pilgrimage: St Joseph’s Young Priests Society will hold their Jubilee Pilgrimage to Knock on June 24th. The price is £10 but it is advisable to book early to avoid disappointment as there are only 50 available places. Those interested should contact Josie Kelly at 46286.

Mini Marathon: Holy Angels Day Care Centre, Carlow are looking for ladies to walk or run this year’s Mini Marathon which will take place on Sunday 11th of June. T-shirts and free transport will be provided on the day. If you are interested please contact Catherine at 40881 or Sharon at 43911.

Jubilee 2000 Awareness Week: The Tinryland Jubilee 2000 Awareness Week takes place between the 1st to the 7th of July. The following are events to be held in that week:

Saturday 1st of July: Opening- Parish Mass at 7.30 pm. It is hoped that organisations and clubs of the parish will take part.

Sunday 2nd of July: Youth Mass at 8 pm. All youth in the parish are invited to come and organise this celebration. Singers and musicians are most welcome.

Monday 3rd of July: Remembering the forgotten dead. Our parish has a number of cemeteries that are almost forgotten and very neglected eg Linkardstown, Ballinacarrig and Clonmelsh. With these graveyards selected, it would be greatly appreciated if anyone living in the vicinity or who has connections to the graveyards, would make them accessible and in good order for the night

Wednesday 5th of July: Healing Mass at 7.30 pm. The sick and unwell are invited to attend and receive the sacrament of the sick

Friday 7th of July: The annual cemetery mass takes place at 8 pm. This year it will be followed by a get together at the GAA Clubhouse where refreshments will be served.

ICA Outing: Tinryland ICA are organising an outing to Waterford and Wexford on Wednesday 7th of June. Some seats are still available. For particulars phone Rita Hayes at 46107 or Phil Nolan at 42103.

GAA: Tinryland Under 14 team played Michael Davitt’s in a re-fixed match on Thursday last in Old Leighlin. Tinryland faced a very young and very small team but what they lacked in size and age, they did not lack in determination but it was Tinryland from the word go that led the way.

With excellent defensive play from John Murphy at Centre Back helped by the full back line of Colin Byrne, Brian Byrne and Peter Doran, Tinryland led by 4-6 to 0-0 at the break.

In the second half, Tinryland piled on the pressure with John Keogh, Niall Shannon, Andrew Murphy, Colm Doran, Anthony Mannion all playing well. It was not until John Murphy went forward late in the game that Davitt’s got their one and only goal. The final score was 8-15 to 1-0 in favour of Tinryland.

The scorers for Tinryland were Colm Doran (2-3), Daniel O’Boyle (1-4), Paul Broderick (1-4), Anthony Mannion (2-0), Richard Whyte (1-1), Evan Doyle (1-0), Rick Whelan (0-2) and Patrick Townsend (0-1)..

They will now play St. Patrick’s of Wicklow Town in Tinahely on Wednesday next at 6.30 pm. All are asked to meet up in the square at 6.30 pm. All help with transport will be appreciated.

The Under 12 team were unfortunate to lose away to Muinebheag. Tinryland led by 2 points with minutes to go but a well-taken goal by the home side sealed victory.

The Tinryland Under 10’s made a fine start to this year’s Maurice Nolan tournament with a comfortable 6-8 to 0-2 win over Ballon.

They will now play a challenge match away to Portlaoise tonight (Wednesday). Players are asked to be in the square at 6.15 pm.

Easy for Meaney: Pat Meaney, Rathcrogue, a member of Kilkea Golf Club appears to have all the talents of Tiger Woods. In a recent golf outing to Kilkea Castle for the Captains Prize, he dismissed the challenge of Tinryland GFC Trainer Mick Murphy at the 14th hole. Murphy’s excuses varied from the worry of a poor response to training by his team to the size of the ball.

Handball Success: Tinryland Under 12 Handballers Colm Delaney and Padraig Townsend had a fine 15-14, 14-15, 15-9 win over Cian Clancy and David Donovan in the Carlow Doubles Final in Tinryland on Wednesday last.

Mark Doran (Ballinacarrig), together with Patrick Mullins of Garryhill had an excellent win in the Leinster 40 x 20 “B” Handball Championship in Ballymore Eustace Co.Kildare on Friday May 5th last. The final against an Offaly pairing was always a close affair with the Carlow pair gaining the title with a 3-15, 15-14, 15-7 win. The winning of this competition had added significance with Doran’s presence on the team, as it was the first underage Leinster title to be won by a Tinryland handballer.

Silver for Relay Team: Tinryland Under 12 boys relay team struck silver in the Leinster Relay Champion-ships held in Scanlon Park, Kilkenny on Sunday last. The team was Ambrose Doran, Philip Condron, Padraig Townsend and Pat Mullins (Old Leighlin).

The Under 12 Girls team of Amanda Doyle, Lisa McGuill, Sinead Lyons and Christine Scully finished 4th in their final while the under 14 team of Karen McGrath, Rachel Condron, Clare Farrell and Eilish Murphy reached their final.

In the Carlow Senior Track and Field Championships held in Askea Track on Thursday last, PJ Byrne was edged out for 1st by the impressive Robert O’Rourke of LOT in the 1500m event with Alan Byrne of LOT in 3rd. Sean Doyle won the bronze in the Mens 800m while Pat Byrne won the High Jump and finished 3rd in the Shot Putt.

A meeting of Tinryland AC will take place in Rathcrogue House on Wednesday June 7th at 8.30 pm.

Information Centre: Carlow Citizens Information Centre, St. Joseph’s Road, offers a free and confidential service on rights and entitlements regarding Social Welfare, Health, Housing, Tax, Consumer Affairs and many more topics. The Centre is open Monday to Friday 10 am to 12.30 pm and 2 pm to 5 pm. Call in person or phone 0503-31063 or 31451. There will be a Consumer Affairs Service on Thursday 1st of June from 10 am to 12.30 am and from 2 to 4.30 pm.

WOMEN’S MINI MARATHON: Meeting for those taking part on Thursday, June 1, 8.30 pm in the GAA Clubhouse. All are asked to attend to collect their entry numbers.

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