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Weekly News Roundup - Friday 5 Jan 2001

Tinryland Tigh an Raoireann


The wedding took place in Mong Church, Thomastown Co. Kilkenny on Thursday last of Declan Curtis, son of Paudge and Brigid, Carriglea, Tinryland and Linda Blanchfield, daughter of Jim and Helen, Thomastown.
The chief celebrant was Fr. Tom Curtis, retired PP Tinahely. The best man was David Curtis, brother of the groom while Elaine Curtis, sister of the groom and Yvonne Blanchfield, sister of the bride, acted as bridesmaids. Brian Blanchfield, brother of the bride was groomsman and James Blanchfield was usher. The reception was held afterwards in Mount Juliet, Thomastown. The happy couple, who are proprietors of Berkeley House in Kilkenny City, are spending their honeymoon in the Caribbean.

Cross Country: This years County Carlow Cross Country Championships will be held in Tinryland on Sunday next at 2 pm. Local club Tinryland will be seeking their 21st title in the Senior Mens event and will be boosted on the day by defending champion and army international Pat Byrne, Irish Veteran international Tommy Payne, PJ Byrne, John Joe Murphy, Dwayne Farrell, Sean Doyle and Jeremiah O’Sullivan. Tinryland will also field a strong team in the Senior Women’s event with Tina Doyle, Australian based Rosie Doran, Nuala Quirke, Enid McCreanor and Joanne Lawlor all expected to be prominent.

Review of the Year – July: The Tinryland Jubilee 2000 Parish Awareness Week took place from the 1st to the 7th of July and concluded with the Annual Cemetery Mass which was followed by a get together in the GAA Clubhouse.

Mrs. Miriam Sweetnam retired from her teaching post in Tinryland NS after a two-year spell.

Laura Murphy won gold with her club Kilkenny in the Swim Ireland National Underage Championships in Tralee.

Tinryland GFC were awarded £50,000 under the Government Capital Grants programme announced by Minister Jim McDaid.

Tinryland Senior Citizens travelled to Tramore for their annual outing while St. Joseph’s Young Priests Society went to Our Lady’s Island.

August: 32 people from the Tinryland area went on a 3-week tour to Australia and Malaysia on Friday August 4th.

The 26th Tinryland AC Autumn League commenced in Tinryland.

September: Area 11 Under 16 Choir took the National Community Games Title in Mosney Co. Meath at the 4th attempt.

Tinryland Tidy Towns Committee were awarded a £500 endeavour award in the National Tidy Towns Competition.

Tinryland Foroige Club was formed catering for the 12 to 15 age group.

Ellen Nolan, Kyleballyhue was one of the artists featured on the Images of Carlow Video, Tape and CD.

October: The 21st Annual Rockford Rooftile Race was won by Tanzanian visitor Daniel Gidumbanda.

St. Joseph’s AFC which is affiliated to the Carlow and District League was formed as an Under 12 team.

The St. Joseph’s AFC AGM takes place with Martin Byrne elected Chairman.

The St. Joseph’s Young Priests Society Pilgrimage to Lourdes took place from October 7th to 12th.

The AGM of Tinryland-Bennekerry Community Games took place in Rathcrogue House with Tommy Doyle, Tinryland elected Chairman.

A new automatic Church bell system, which rings at angelus and mass times, was installed.

Tinryland Area Development Association commenced planning to erect a heritage trail route finder for the village.

Members of Tinryland Area Development Association also received an award for best-improved area in Carlow in the Tidy Towns Competition.

Tinryland NS win the Carlow Boys and Girls Cumann na mBunscol titles in McGrath Park, Bagenalstown.

Tinryland athletes Tommy Payne and John Joe Murphy form part of the Irish team in the Home Countries International CC in Navan.

November: Tinryland Village was awarded 3rd prize in the Category 2 Section of the Carlow Floral Pride Competition.

Tinryland Juvenile GFC was voted Carlow Club of the year for the 3rd year in a row.

Tinryland Under 12 Juvenile Handballers won the Fr. Hayden Shield.

St. Joseph’s AFC play their first match in Tinryland, drawing 2-2 with Asca Og. The club also travels to Lansdowne Road for the Ireland v Finland friendly match.

St. Joseph’s defeat Crettyard in an All Laois Final of the Dan Morrissey Cup in Rathcrogue.

December: Pat Byrne is a fine winner of the Annual St. Stephen’s Day Handicap Race with over 40 people taking part.

Tinryland NS stage a very successful Millennium Concert and Christmas Draw.

Ellen Nolan, Kyleballyhue, is lead singer at the St. Leo’s College Millennium Concert in Carlow Cathedral.

The Annual Emigrants Letter is published containing widespread articles and information on the year gone by in the local area.

Tinryland’s Intermediate Footballers win the County Division 2 Final to gain promotion and lose narrowly to Rathvilly in the All County League Final.

The Carlow GAA Convention is held in Rathcrogue.

Tinryland GFC hold their Annual AGM with Brendan Hayden elected Chairman.

In Mick O’Dwyers newly published biography, Brendan Hayden is mentioned as giving the renowned manager a torrid time in Mick’s inter-county debut in October 1956, scoring 5 out of Carlow’s 6 points in a league match in Austin Stack Park, Tralee, against the then 20 year old wing back from Waterville. Kerry emerged winners on a scoreline of 0-9 to 0-6.

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