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Weekly News Roundup - Wednesday 10 Jul 2002

Development Plans for Area

County Engineer Mairead Phelan met members of Tinryland Development Association recently. Following the meeting, the following village improvements have been agreed upon. The ball alley was seen as an amenity and of heritage value in village and the cost of upgrading i.e. plastering, cleaning and repair will be provided for under the village renewal scheme. At the entrance to St. Martin's avenue, Carlow County Council will provide topsoil and plants. An embankment on the boundary wall to housing will be placed and planted with the provision of a seating/table area at the entrance. The section of public road from McArdles Cross to the monument at Roche's Cross will be upgraded and repaired. A revival plan will be put in place to seek LEADER/ Sports Funding for the Tennis Club.

Very Successful Feile

Tinryland's involvement in Feile Peil na nOg 2002 proved to be an outstanding success last weekend. The action in Tinryland began on Thursday last when the boys from New York were entertained in a pre feile friendly. After the game, which was won by the Americans, a function with an American flavour took place in the clubhouse. On Friday evening last, the action proper began when the girls and boys from St. Loman's, Mullingar arrived for the opening games with the local club. On Friday evening, the Tinryland boy's team and the Bennekerry-Tinryland ladies team took part in the spectacular feile parade in Carlow town with 124 other teams from all over Ireland and abroad. Saturday morning saw the Tinryland boys travel to the Heath to take on Tempo Maguires from Fermanagh and the Heath. Tinryland performed well with a victory over the Heath and narrow losses to the other teams.
The Bennekerry-Tinryland girls squad scored a victory over Rathvilly before losing out to St. Loman's and Limerick side Drumcollogher. All players from St. Loman's together with their mentors were accommodated in the Tinryland area by local families. Throughout the weekend there was a great buzz in the Tinryland club with many new friendships formed. Great credit is due to the Ladies committee and the Tinryland Feile committee led by Juvenile Chairman Paddy Townsend.

Ruby Anniversary

Seamus and Audrey Doyle, Kilmeaney, celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary with a large party of family and friends in the Dolmen Hotel on Friday last. The couple were married in Waltham Cross, Hertfordshire, England in 1962. Both Audrey's sisters Eileen Lyons and Janette McGrath returned from England for the occasion. Seamus returned from England to Kilmeaney in the early 1980's and established a very successful tarmacadam business. The couples children Teresa, Sean and Alan, family members and grandchildren were all present on what was a very enjoyable night.

Mr. Mick Ryan

The death occurred in the Sacred Heart Home on Tuesday July 2nd of Mick Ryan of Garryhundon, Milford. Mick, who was in his 82nd year, suffered a stroke in July 1989 and had been in the loving care of staff in the Sacred Heart Home since 1990. He also had a leg amputated some years ago. Mick farmed for many years and was also a builder in the area with his brothers. He was a regular shopper in Leighlinbridge and travelled to and from his home by tractor or by bicycle. He was inoffensive by nature and was well liked by all his neighbours. He was predeceased by his brothers Jack and Jim. His remains were removed from Carpenters Funeral Home to St. Joseph's Church, Tinryland. He was buried in the adjoining cemetery after Requiem Mass on Wednesday. He is survived by cousins in Offaly and friends. He was the son of the late Henry and Mary Ryan. His mother Mary was a native of Offaly, who came to work on the nearby Butler estate.

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Local Horse Racing Win

There was a Tinryland success at the Limerick races when King De Neuvy won the Guinness Maiden Hurdle in impressive fashion. The 4 year old French bred gelding who carries the Tinryland colours of blue and white is owned by Shay and Rita Byrne of Linkardstown and is trained in Fenniscourt, Bagenalstown by Pat Hughes. Ridden by Stephen Curtis, King De Neuvy started at 5/4 favourite and gave a very good display of jumping in the 2 mile race. Judging on this display the horse looks well capable of winning again.


Tinryland Under 12 Footballers will contest the McDonalds Carlow Under 12 (A) Final against Leinster Rangers on Monday next July 15th at 8 pm in Dr. Cullen Park. Tinryland defeated Eire Og in the semi-final while Mount Leinster Rangers beat O'Hanrahan's. All support would be very much appreciated.

Tidy Towns

The tidy towns committee have been very encouraged by the support of businesses and many individuals from the area towards the ongoing village improvement work being undertaken.

Cemetery Mass

The Annual Cemetery Mass has been put back a week and will now take place on this Friday July 12th at 8 pm. All concerned should attend to family graves over the coming week. The mass will be open air weather permitting.


St. Joseph's Young Priests Society holds its annual pilgrimage to Our Lady's Island on July 21st. The cost is 8. For further information contact Josie at 087-8324656.


Area 11 swimmers had some very good performances at the County Carlow Community Games Swimming Finals, which were held in Graiguecullen Pool for the first time last weekend. In all the area won 3 gold, 3 silver, 1 bronze, 2 certs and a squad silver medal in the days events. The area had gold medal winners in Laura Murphy (Girls Under 16 Freestyle), Karen Doyle (Girls Under 16 Backstroke) and Elizabeth Gaule (Girls Under 16 Butterfly), who following their fine wins will now compete in the National Finals in Mosney in September. The other medallists to perform well were Mark Rennick (2nd Boys Under 8 Freestyle), Simon Breheny (2nd Boys Under 12 Freestyle), Aisling Doyle (2nd Girls Under 14 Breaststroke) and Sara Rennick (3rd Girls Under 10 Freestyle). There were also some good performances from Owen Maddock (Boys Under 10 Freestyle) and Barry Kennedy (Boys Under 10 Backstroke) who both won certificates and from Shane Webb, Roisin Breheny and Conor Byrne who put in brave swims in their heats and finals. The Under 13 squad of Aisling Doyle, Roisin Nolan, Lauren Stewart and Sara Rennick put in a very good show to win silver medals in their event.

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