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Weekly News Roundup - Wednesday 7 Aug 2002


Tidy Towns

Tinryland Tidy Towns Committee and the local Area Development Association wish to thank the residents of the village and surrounding areas for their help during the summer in having the village looking so well. A special word of thanks is also extended to the younger people who assisted with the planting and watering of shrubs and flowers and helped in keeping the area litter free.
There has been much work undertaken around the McArdles Cross Area and with new kerbing, the area will soon be ready for planting.
The first round of judging in the County Floral Pride Awards Competition will take place on Thursday morning, August 8th and continues until the end of August. The tidy towns committee are asked to be present in the Square at 11 am tomorrow (Thursday) August 8th.


The wedding took place in St. Joseph's Church, Tinryland on Saturday last of Jenny Galway, daughter of Paddy and Brigid Galway, Tinryland and John McCullagh of Dunleer Co. Louth. The bridesmaids were Chrissie Galway and Bridget Farrell while the groomsmen were Mark McCullagh and Barry Lawless. The flowergirls were Fae Galway and Sinead McCullagh and the page boy was Aaron McCullagh. The celebrant was Fr. Conn Moloney, Carlow. The reception was held in the Dolmen Hotel, Carlow and the honeymoon is being spent in Bangkok, Thailand.


There will be much interest in the area on Friday next at 9.20 am when local International athlete Geraldine Hendricken takes part in the heats of the European 1500m Championships in Munich, Germany. Geraldine, a former member of Tinryland AC, has a PB of 4 mins 3 seconds for the event is one of the top 6 in Europe this year and is expected to qualify for Sunday's final.
Such is her rapid rise to form this year that she is listed as one of Ireland's 3 best medal prospects in the national media.

Tinryland AC had an excellent showing in the Leinster Road Championship in Edenderry Co. Offaly recently. Tinryland were led home by Pat Byrne in 2nd who was just behind the winner former Irish International Cormac Finnerty of Mullingar. The team of Byrne, Tommy Payne 5th, PJ Byrne 10th and Dwayne Farrell 15th were 2nd club behind Liffey Valley of Dublin and were also place 2nd in the County section after Dublin. Others to run well were JJ Murphy, returned exile Peter Murphy and Sean Doyle.
Pat Byrne was also placed 2nd in the recent road race in Ballytore Co. Kildare.

Autumn League

The following are the dates for this year's Tinryland AC Autumn League. The first stage over 2 miles takes place on Wednesday September 4th at 7.30 pm. The second stage over 4 miles takes place on Wednesday September 11th at 7.15 pm. The 3rd stage over 4 miles incorporates the Rockford Rooftile Race and will take place on Sunday September 22th at 2 pm. The final leg over 2 miles is on Friday September 27th at 7 pm.

Under 16's Reach Semi-Final

Tinryland Under 16 Footballers qualified for the McDonalds Carlow Under 16 Semi-Final with a comfortable victory over Clonegal at Rathcrogue on Friday last. Tinryland led by 6 points at the interval courtesy of an Anthony Mannion goal and five well taken points from Paul Broderick. Despite having a player red carded Tinryland continued to dominate in the 2nd half with Richard Whyte scoring a further goal and Paul Broderick amassing a personal tally of 10 points for the game. Tinryland will now play Rathvilly in the semi-final in Tullow on Friday August 16th. Best for Tinryland were goalie David O'Neill, Colin Byrne, Peter Doran, Patrick and Chris Townsend, Paul Broderick, Brian Byrne, Richard Whyte and Daniel O'Boyle.

Tinryland Under 12 Footballers who recently won the County A Championship progressed in the John Finn Cup in the past week with a comfortable victory over Palatine and a hard earned draw with Eire Og.
Tinryland are now in line for a place in the semi-final with 3 games to go against O'Hanrahan's, Graiguecullen and Michael Davitt's.

Golf Society Formed

A new golfing society has been formed in Tinryland GFC following a meeting on Monday last. The society which is registered with the GUI will have its first outing in Gowran Park Golf Club on Friday September 27th. The following are the officers of the new society : President : Ned Deane, Chairman : Sean Barrett, Secretary : Ray Curran, Treasurer : Michael Murphy, Captain : Pat Meaney, Handicap Secretary : Jim Murphy, PRO : Eamonn Byrne. Anyone wishing to join the new society should contact any of the above officers.


A fundraising night for Fr. Eamonn Hayden's Zambian mission will be held in the GAA Centre, Rathcrogue on Friday August 30th. The music will be provided by Riverroad and other artists.

Community Alert

Tinryland Community Alert are now compiling a list of names for sensor lights, personal alarms, window and door locks for the elderly and vulnerable of our parish. If you know of anybody who would benefit from any or all of these contact Jim Boles at 33560 as soon as possible.


There will also be a pilgrimage to Knock Shrine on Monday August 12th. There will be an intercession for priests with Fr. Kevin Scallan and Sister Breege McKenna. For further information contact Eithne Ryan at 22004 or Edward Dawson at 59109.

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