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Weekly News Roundup - Wednesday 19 Jun 2002

The Late Mina Foley

The death occurred on Sunday June 9th, on the 9th anniversary of her husband Sean's death, of Mrs. Mina Foley (nee Bennett), Tinryland. Mina, who had been unwell since last Christmas, bore her illness with great courage and dignity. She received great support from her 12 children and many friends and neighbours during her illness. Born in Tinryland 70 years ago, she was a very proud parishioner and supported every local cause and was a great neighbour. She enjoyed life and loved to attend bingo sessions in many Carlow locations. She also loved music and attended various sessions with her good friends Vera Lomax (Fenagh) and Mary Murphy (Tinryland Lr.). A devout Christian and daily communicant, she will be sadly missed by her extended family and especially her grandchildren. Predeceased by her husband Sean, she is survived by her sons Peter (Dublin), John (Tinryland), Paddy (St. Killian's Crescent, Carlow), Brian (Scotstown Co. Monaghan), Tommy (Cong Co. Mayo) and Paul (Dublin), daughters Mary (Rosenallis Co. Laois), Eileen (Belmullet Co. Mayo), Margaret (Tinryland), Julia (Kilcock Co. Kildare), Sadie (Belmullet Co. Mayo) and Claire (Cappamore Co. Limerick), grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, relatives and many friends. Removal took place from Carpenter's Funeral Home, Barrack Street, Carlow on Monday last to St. Joseph's Church, Tinryland for 7.30 Mass. Burial took place in adjoining cemetery on Tuesday after a Requiem Mass at 2 pm.

Field Day

While the poor weather affected the Tinryland Field Day on Sunday last, the excitement generated by the Ireland-Spain confrontation ensured a later than usual start and a slightly reduced days events. A large crowd of over 100 in the clubhouse were on the edge of their seats as Ireland lost out to Spain on penalties after extra time. The day's events proved entertaining to say the least. Donal Murphy was the winner of the World Cup competition where he forecasted that the opening goal would be scored after 8 minutes but he also incorrectly predicted that Ireland would not score in the match. The Daisy the Cow competition was won by Claire Byrne of Ballinacarrig while Marie Murphy won the well supported Senior Citizens Draw. Tullow won the Under 10 juvenile football match defeating Tinryland by 1-2 to 0-4. The juvenile athletic events produced some good winners such as Jemina and Sean Kirwan, Roisin Byrne and Darren Murphy. The rifle range competition was won by "Sparks" Murphy ahead of Brenda Maddock. Those who had winners in the dog show included Maria Murphy, Ann Kavanagh and Kay Scully. The penalty kick competition was won in fine style by Mick Moore of Rathcrogue, who would have come in useful for Mick McCarthy in the days other shootout in South Korea! Despite the near washout, the field day was once again a success and was well supported.

Treasure Island

Last Sunday's opening programme of the hugely popular Treasure Island on RTE drew much local interest as two Rathcrogue natives were participants. Trevor (Jack) McDaniel and Shane Kavanagh were selected from thousands of applicants to be part of the 22 people who were fighting for 16 places on the island where contestants aim to win 50,000 after a gruelling test of survival. The opening programme saw the selection process with a series of challenges in the Wicklow mountains. While Shane was unfortunately not selected to travel to the island, Jack survived the test and will now in probability, become a minor celebrity as he features in the weekly and uncut versions on television. Jack, who had to cancel a planned cruise with wife Louise (nee Brennan), is now with the other contestants enduring the survival challenges in a remote island near Fiji in the Pacific Ocean.


Tinryland Under 12 Footballers qualified for the County A Semi-Finals by easily defeating Palatine on a score of 8-18 to 1-3. They will now face Eire Og on Thursday June 27th. An Under 14 Football team from New York will travel to Tinryland to play the local team in a friendly on Independence Day, July 4th. The travelling party of 37 from New York will be not the only visitors to Tinryland that week as the club will host Westmeath Club St. Loman's from the Friday onwards for the Feile Competition which is held in Carlow.

Tidy Towns

The Tidy Towns Committee are holding a committee meeting in Tinryland School tonight (Wednesday) at 9 pm. All members are requested to attend this meeting.

Information Clinic

Carlow Leader Rural Development Company are holding an information clinic in the GAA Clubhouse, Rathcrogue on Wednesday 26th June from 2 pm to 3 pm. The Carlow leader offers support to community groups and organisations under the following: Training, Analysis and Development, Innovative rural enterprises, environmentally friendly initiatives and enhancement of the built, social and cultural environment and other areas. All are welcome to attend.

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.

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