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Weekly News Roundup - Friday 2 Feb 2001

Tinryland Tigh an Raoireann

The Carlow branch of the Chernobyl Childrens Project are making their annual appeal for the orphanages of Belarus. This year the project would greatly appreciate help in collecting rice or giving donations to go towards medical supplies to accompany the ambulance the Carlow branch is sending.
Anyone who wishes to make cash donations towards these vital supplies or give rice should send same to the Tinryland NS Secretary before Monday February 5th. Michael Aylward, Ballyloo, is one of the ambulance drivers in the Irish convoy, which departs for Belarus on April 1st.

MRS. E. FARRELL: The death occurred in St. Luke’s Hospital, Kilkenny on Tuesday January 23 of Mrs. Elizabeth Farrell, The Moate, Tinryland. Elizabeth, who was 87 years of age, was in excellent health until last October.
Formerly Elizabeth O’Gorman of the Fighting Cocks, she worked in Belfast and Powerscourt, Co. Wicklow for some time before meeting Bill Farrell from Ballyloo and settling down in Tinryland.
Like so many others, going to the bingo was something which Mrs. Farrell enjoyed greatly. This night out was introduced to her first in Graiguecullen by her son Michael and Mrs. Farrell had many enjoyable nights in the different venues in the area up until illness prevented her from attending. She also enjoyed card games with her family and liked nothing better than going to GAA games and athletic events when her family and grandchildren were competing. Horse racing was another love of Mrs. Farrell’s, attending meetings in Kellistown and Gowran Park in her younger days.
Mrs. Farrell was a grand, quiet woman with a good sense of humour. A good neighbour, she will be sadly missed in the area.
She was predeceased by her husband Bill, who died in 1981.

Mrs. Farrell will be sadly missed by her family, sons Michael and Pat (Tinryland), Bob (Carlow), Billy (Ballyloo Cross), daughters Beth Thompson (Ballylinan), Ann Donoghue (Rathoe), Mai Roche (Rathoe), Kay Scully (Tinryland) and Doreen Coakley (Roncalli Place), sons in law, daughters in law, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Remains were removed from Carpenters Funeral Home, Barrack St., Carlow on Wednesday last to St. Joseph’s Church, Tinryland, where remains were received by Fr. Peter Dunne PP. Burial took place in adjoining cemetery after 11 o’clock mass on Thursday.

AGM: The Tinryland Juvenile GAA AGM has been rescheduled for tonight (Wednesday) in the GAA Clubhouse, Rathcrogue at 8.30 pm. This was originally fixed for Thursday last but was cancelled as a mark of respect to the Murphy family and the Farrell family on their recent bereavements.

A successful year for the club will be reviewed and election of new officers will take place. Anyone who is willing to help out in the coming year is welcome to attend.

MRS. J. MURPHY: The death occured in the Sacred Heart Hospital on Monday, January 22 of Josie Murphy Ballybar. Josie, who was 75, had been unwell for some years having had her first stroke in 1990. Since then she has received excellent care from her devoted family and in particular from her main carer, her daughter Josie Kelly.
She was born Josie Dowling in Mayo, Donane but moved to Cloghna with her family at a young age. She married Paddy (Salt) Murphy in 1945. She loved music and was a champion set dancer. Her party pieces included “If I were a Blackbird” and “Galway Shawl”. She was also involved in Senior Citizens and her forte was for ticket sellng which helped many a local cause.
Josie was a person of cheerful disposition and will be sadly missed by her husband Paddy, daughters Mary (Athlone) Lena (Killeshin) Josie (Linkardstown) Clare (Ballybar) Dolores (Portlaoise) sons Matt (Ballybar) Paddy (Fenagh) Michael (Dublin) Andy (Borris) Kevin (Bagenalstown) Martin (Linkardstown) and Robert (England). Her sisters Bridie Brennan (Cloghna) Doreen Dunne (Ballyharmon) Maureen Dunne (Ballyharmon), brother Peter Dowling (St. Marys Park) Sister in law Kathleen Corcoran (England) 47 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren and a large circle of friends.
She was predeceased by her daughter Colette and her grandson Darren Kelly (Linkardstown). Her remains were removed on Tuesday to St. Josephs Church Tinryalnd and were received by Rev P Dunne P.P. assisted by Fr. Jimmy Doyle (Ballyadams), Fr. Con Moloney and Fr. Tom Little. She was buried after con-celebrated mass on Wednesday to the local cemetery.
The large crowds that attended the removal and burial ceremonies bore testimony of the great esteem in which Josie was held. The family would like to thank Mrs. Mary Murphy (Clonmelsh) for the exceptional help and friendship which she has shown to their parents.

Community Games: A meeting of Tinryland/ Bennekerry Community Games will be held on Thursday February 1st in the GAA Clubhouse, Rathcrogue at 8.30 pm

SOCCER: St Joseph’s 6 Tullow B 3. Saints showed that the old saying of a game of two halves was kept alive by producing two very different types of football in the match held in Tinryland on Saturday last. The first half saw the Saints continue where they finished their last game by giving the ball away and making a lot of basic mistakes. Tullow produced a very gutsy first half and came at the home side. Saints then appeared to panic and started to drift out of position and failed to control the ball.
Tullow went 1-0 up when the home side failed to clear the ball and even though Saints equalized from a headed goal through Jason Curran soon after, hesitancy from the Saints allowed the away team 2 more goals to leave them 3-1 in front at the break.
The second half appeared to be going the same but when Ryan Curran scored the Saints 2nd goal, the whole game turned and the type of football played changed. Suddenly the Saints had a sense of belief and all the players started to pass the ball, having controlled it first. Now it was Tullow who were in trouble, and it was only a matter of time until the equalizer arrived. After some good passing the ball was played to Mikey Murphy who scored in the top left hand corner. Within minutes the same player was on hand to get his 2nd and put the local side ahead for the first time in the game. Saints had similar opportunities earlier in the game but had not taken advantage of them. The passing now much better with Saints distributing the ball to players in good positions and the results showed.
Ambrose Doran then scored twice to leave the score seeming comfortable at 6-3 but the hosts were made to fight until the end. The final goal was the best of the day and was a good example of team play. Colm Delaney, who had a good game throughout, controlled the ball after a pass out from the back and then picked out Doran through a gap in the defence with a fine pass and he then slotted the ball home to ensure victory.
In the first half, St. Joseph’s best players were Sinead Lyons and Jason Curran worked hard and stayed in position to keep the Saints in touch. The second half saw others getting into the game with Ian Scully, Ambrose Doran and Sean Ryan making good contributions. The scorers were Ambrose Doran and Mikey Murphy two each and Jason Curran and Ryan Curran, who scored one apiece.

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