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Weekly News Roundup - Friday 6 Oct 2000

Tinryland Tigh an Raoireann

Foroige formed

THERE was a good attendance at the first meeting of the newly formed Tinryland Foroige Club on Friday last. The new club will cater for eleven to fifteen year olds.
Plans were drawn up to carry out a number of different youth projects in the Tinryland area. The leaders of the new Foroige Group are Ann Fields, Angela Guidera, Mary Howard, Ann Marie Maher and Brenda Whelan. The next meeting will take place on this Friday evening.

CONGRATULATIONS: Congratulations to Tinryland Area Development Secretary Jim Deane who will receive a Diploma in Rural Development in University College, Dublin on Saturday next. This Diploma follows two intense years of study in various locations. Jim together with Michael Keyes has been the driving force behind the Tinryland Area Development Association which has greatly enhanced Tinryland in recent years. The next project for the Association will be the renovation of the old handball alley. The group also plan to upgrade the local parish hall.

CREATED HISTORY: Local angler John Holmes created a bit of history last week when he smashed the senior Irish canal record during a fishing match on the Royal Canal at Enfield, Co. Meath. John who is a very experienced international angler landed a whopping 112lb of fish in the five hour competition. Using a nine metre pole John landed more than 50 breem and he bettered the previous record by 35ll. The Royal Canal was really on form on the day with the average catch per angler 45lb which really puts John’s great performance in context.

MR. K. HOSEY: Sympathy is extended to the Hosey family, Bullock Park on the death after a short illness of Mr. Kevin Hosey on Thursday last. Mr. Hosey was pre-deceased some years ago by his wife Maureen. Removal took place on Friday last to St. Joseph’s Church, Tinryland. Burial took place on Saturday in the adjoining cemetery following Requiem Mass.

WON HOLIDAY: Former Tinryland GFC secretary Tommy Lyons who has recently joined the staff of the Hut Public House in Phibsboro, Dublin was in luck when he attended the final day of the National Ploughing Championships at Ballacolla on Thursday last. Tommy entered a draw on the site for a continental holiday and was delighted on Friday when he was informed that his ticket was the winning one.

ROCKFORD ROAD RACE: Leading Tanzanien athlete Daniel Gidumbanda is a confirmed starter for the 21st running of the Rockford Roof Tile 4 mile road race in Tinryland on Sunday week, October 15. The 26 year old who has represented Tanzania in the last two world cross country championships has competed in the Dan Morrissey sponsored race on two occasions in the past, finishing second in 1996 and 1997. This years event carries a prize fund of almost £5,000 and there will be a substantial bonus for any athlete who betters the mens and womens course records of 18.46 and 21.49 respectively.

GAA NEWS: Tinryland NS made a very good start to this year’s Cumann na Bunscoil competition with a good victory over Ballon NS on Thursday last. Best for Tinryland were Ian Scully, Padraig Townsend, Colm Nolan, Colm Delaney and Darren Costello. Tinryland u-10s will contest the A final of the Maurice Nolan tournament against Eire Óg in Dr. Cullen Park on Saturday, October 14. The annual Mick Brennan u-9 football tournament hosted by Tinryland and Juvenile GFC will now take place on Saturday, October 21 in the Tinryland GAA grounds, Rathcrogue. Tinryland Juvenile GAA Club will bring the u-12 and u-14 teams to the international rules game between Ireland and Australia in Croke Park on Sunday next, October 8. Bus leaves Tinryland at 12 noon sharp.

SURPRISE BIRTHDAY PARTIES: Two of our local senior citizens were given surprise birthday party’s recently by their families. Mrs. Susan Nolan of Tinryland got the shock of her life when she went to Rathcrogue House for a quiet drink to celebrate her seventeenth birthday. Unknown to Susan, her children, Jimmy, Tom, John, Mick, Kathleen, Mary, Ann and Susan had organised a party which was attended by her extended family and friends. A great night was had by all and the popular Tinryland woman was joined on the night by her brother Martin who came from England for the function.

Local retired cattle dealer Paddy Murphy of Ballybar Upper was equally surprised when he went out for a quiet Sunday lunch before settling down to watch the All-Ireland football final. When he reached the hotel Paddy was very surprised to find all of his extended family and friends waiting for him. A great day was had by all as they celebrated Paddy’s 79th birthday together with his wife Josie. Paddy’s son Robert arrived home from London for the party.

AT OLYMPICS: There was a Tinryland presence at this year’s Olympic Games in Sydney when Jimmy Morgan together with his Tinryland Athletic Club team mates Denis and Mark Shannon attended the athletic events in Stadium Australia. No doubt the lads were in great spirits on Monday last as they cheered home Sonia in the 5000 metres. This was a second Olympics for Denis who was in Montreal way back in 1976.

SOCCER AWARDS: Six local footballers were among a large number of young soccer players who received awards at the New Oak Schoolboys annual awards evening in Carpenters Lounge on Saturday last. U15 players James O’Reilly and Paul Broderick were members of the New Oak team that won Kilkenny and District League honours. Conor Byrne, Ciaran Williamson, Michael Mullen and Padraig Whelan were part of the New Oak Schoolboys team that won the u9 Kilkenny and District League title.

MR. P. BRODERICK: Sympathy is extended to the Broderick and Whelan families on the death of Mr. Patrick Broderick late of Ballycrogue who died in Nobber, Co. Meath. Mr. Broderick was in his eightieth year and is survived by his wife Sheila and two daughters.

AREA 11 AGM: The AGM of Tinryland-Bennekerry Community Games (Area 11) takes place on Thursday next, October 12 in Rathcrogue House at 8 pm . A very successful year will be reviewed and all are welcome.

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