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Weekly News Roundup - Wednesday 12 Jun 2002


Field Day

The Annual Tinryland GFC Field Day, which takes place on Sunday next, June 16th, promises to be bigger and better than ever. The event will include all the attractions such as Daisy the Cow, long drive golf, wheel of fortune and for the first time, a rifle range. The juvenile sports should attract many of the local athletes who have qualified for the Carlow Community Games Finals. A Juvenile Under 10 Match featuring the local club will also take place. Prior to the field day, the next scheduled Irish match in the World Cup will be shown on a big screen at 12.30 pm while patrons will be able to watch top GAA games later in the afternoon.

Mr. Jim Meaney

The sudden death took place on Wednesday morning last of Jimmy Meaney, Rathcrogue, which saddened his neighbours and many friends. Jimmy, who was only 52 years, had been unwell for some time. He worked as a farmer and had a great liking for animals. He was also an accomplished bricklayer. He was a former player with Fighting Cocks and was a great supporter of the Dublin Football Team. He was described as a likable man who despite bouts of illness, was always of pleasant disposition. His remains were removed from his sister Nora's home in Rathcrogue to Ballymurphy Church where the Fighting Cocks GAA Club formed a guard of honour. He was interred in the local cemetery after Requiem Mass on Friday. He is survived by his heartbroken mother Mary, son Michael, daughters Collette and Annette, brother Pat (Rathcrogue), sisters Nora (Rathcrogue), Carmel (Rathcrogue), Maria (Dunshaughlin Co.Meath), Brigid (Shangarry, Myshall), Helen (Dublin), Margaret (Castledermot), nephews, nieces, relatives and many friends.

Perpetual Cup for Bennekerry/Tinryland

Bennekerry/Tinryland juvenile athletic club completed a great day of athletics in Ardattin with many fine individual wins and won the perpetual cup for the best club. While success has been an integral part of the club's senior section, it is encouraging that there is certainly a revival at juvenile level and with the addition of some extra personnel; hopes are high for the future. The following are the results:
Girls Under 6 60m 1st- Roisin Byrne
Boys Under 12 100m 1st- Darren Murphy
Boys Under 10 80m 1st- David Murphy
Boys Under 13 100m and 600m 1st- Alan Kirwan
Boys Under 15 800m 2nd- Niall Murphy
Girls Under 12 100m 1st- Jennifer Murphy
Boys Under 11 100m 1st- Eric Bates 2nd- Michael Lawlor
Girls Under 11 100m 1st- Stephanie Murphy
Girls Under 13 600m 1st- Deirdre Doyle
Girls Under 14 800m 3rd- Sinead Lyons
Girls Under 8 80m 2nd- Philippa Kirwan
Girls Under 9 300m 2nd- Philippa Kirwan
Boys Under 6 60m 3rd- Sean Kirwan
Girls Under 16 100m 1st- Lisa McGuill
Boys Under 14 100m 2nd- Philip Condron
Boys Under 14 800m 1st- Patrick Mullins

Relays: Boys Under 11 1st
Girls Under 11 1st
Boys Under 13 1st (D Murphy, A Kirwan, C Byrne, B Deane)
Girls Under 13 1st (D Doyle, P Murphy, J Murphy, K Purcell)
Boys Under 15 1st (P Condron, P Mullins, P Townsend, N Murphy)
Girls Under 15 2nd (E Murphy, L McGuill, A Doyle, S Lyons)

Tidy Towns

A meeting of the Tidy Towns Committee will be held tonight (Wednesday) at 9 pm in Tinryland NS. There has been great progress made to date with much weeding, cleaning beds and planting taking place in the village. The granite wall leading to the village has taken on a new life with colourful hanging baskets. There is still quite a bit to be done before the judging, and the committee would be delighted if anyone has suggestions for the area or is willing to help in any way.

Cemetery Mass

The Annual Cemetery Mass takes place on Friday July 5th at 8 pm. All concerned should attend to family graves over the coming weeks.


The Padre Pio National pilgrimage to Holycross Abbey Thurles (in conjunction with canonization ceremonies in Rome) takes place on Sunday June 16. The programme for the day is as follows: public recitation of rosary, stations of the cross, sacrament of the sick and concelebrated mass with the chief celebrant, Archbishop Clifford, bishop of Cashel and Emly. For further information please contact Eithne at 22004 or Edward at 59109.

Pilgrimage to Knock

The St. Joseph's Young Priests Society Pilgrimage to Knock takes place on Saturday June 22nd. The cost is 12. For further information contact Josie at 087-8324656.

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