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Weekly News Roundup - Friday 22 Dec 2000

Tinryland Tigh an Raoireann

This year’s Emigrants Letter is another superb publication covering all the main items of interest in the Tinryland area over the Millennium Year. Credit for the letter must go to the hardworking editor Maureen Byrne and Clem Delaney who created the magazine’s excellent layout.
Articles of nostalgia include Peadar MacMurchada’s account of life in Tinryland during the 1930’s. One of Tinryland’s most colourful characters Paddy “Salt” Murphy who recently celebrated his 79th birthday is profiled.
Australia was certainly the place for Tinryland travellers during 2000 with the Tinryland group tour and an account on the Sydney Olympics featured. The large involvement of farmers and workers from the parish with Irish Sugar PLC is documented by Liam Byrne. Sporting successes of local clubs and school teams are highlighted.

For the extremely high standard of articles and photos in the production, the nominal charge of £1 is a steal for the best newsletter to date. The 36 page booklet is available in St. Joseph’s Church, Deane’s of Tinryland and Barrack St.

Top Billing for Ellen: 14 year old Ellen Nolan of Kyle featured very prominently in the Millennium Concert performed by students of St. Leo’s College to a packed audience in Carlow Cathedral on Friday night last. Ellen gave a beautiful rendition of Away in a Manger and Gartin Mother’s Lullaby. For the grand finale, she led the 250 strong St. Leo’s chorus in the Christmas classic O Holy Night. She recently featured in the Late Late Toy Show and also sung for the Images of Carlow CD. Ellen has to date received very little voice training which proves that genuine raw talent will always win out. Her many friends wish her every success in her future career.

School Concert: Tinryland NS schoolchildren played to a packed hall with their 2000 Christmas Concert Matinee during the week. The wide variety of acts from a Nativity Play to Scrooge, the Pied Piper, Noah’s Ark and Cinderella kept the audience interested and amused during the concert on Friday and the main performance on Monday night. The O’Donoghue School of Dancing fresh from their success in the recent South Leinster Championship and Tin Whistle players demonstrated the abundance of talent in the area. Many of the young artists were treading the boards for the first time. Proceeds from the concert will be used to subsidize swimming lessons which begin in late January.

Turkey Trot: The Tinryland AC Handicap Race takes place on St. Stephen’s Day at 11.30 am in Tinryland Village. The race is open to runners, walkers and joggers with times allocated on the basis of expected or previous performances. This annual event is always enjoyable and prizes of a festive nature are guaranteed to all finishers.

St Joseph’s AFC: St. Joseph’s AFC wish all the players, their families, club supporters and sponsors a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. The club is holding a soccer party on Thursday December 28th from 2pm to 6pm in the CBS gym. All players and their families are invited to attend. The club intends having an under 10 and under 14 team next year and anyone intending on joining either of the squads should contact Jim Murphy on 46013. The club will start to provide training and practice matches early in the new year.

Community Games: Area 11 would like to get their Under 12 Soccer Team ready for 2001. All players residing in the area should contact Jim Murphy on 46013 so that training and selection can take place. Anyone born after August 1st 1989 is eligible.

Christmas Masses: The following is the schedule of services in St. Joseph’s Church, Tinryland over the Christmas period: Christmas Eve: 9 pm Mass preceded by Christmas Carols and Hymns played on the church bells from 8.30 pm. Christmas Day Mass at 11 am.

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