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Weekly News Roundup - Wednesday 6 Nov 2002


Fine Marathon Run by Rosie

Tinryland AC Athlete Rosie Doran produced an exceptional run in the Dublin City Marathon on Monday last. She narrowly missed the 3 hour mark when running a time of 3 hours 2 mins which was 14th overall in the Womens Race. Rosie, from Palatine, is a London based nurse who has run several marathons to date including the Melbourne Marathon in Australia, was delighted with her new PB.

Tommy Payne was again the clubs outstanding athlete in the Leinster AAI Masters Competition held in Tolerton on Sunday. Tommy finished a gallant 3rd after a great battle with his great rival, Ballyroan Co. Laois farmer Martin McDonald. Tinryland finished 4th club and helped Carlow to 4th county. The other athletes to score were Jeremiah O'Sullivan, Peter Murphy, Joe Doheny, Jimmy Morgan, Eddie Walsh and John Stephens.
PJ Byrne ran a great race in the Novice Event to get his highest ever placing when finishing 5th. Others to run well were Mick Kinsella, Kieran Cahill and PJ Doyle.
The best juvenile performer on the day was Deirdre Doyle of Rutland who finished 5th in the Girls Under 13 event and qualifies as part of the Leinster team for the National Championships in Cork in late November.

There will be a meeting of Tinryland AC in the GFC Centre, Rathcrogue Wednesday November 13th at 8. 30 pm.


The wedding took place in St.Joseph's Church, Tinryland on Saturday last of Susan Byrne, Ballybolger, Nurney, daughter of Pat and Eileen and Eoghan McDonald, Agar, Old Leighlin, son of Simon and Mary McDonald. The bridesmaids were Tina and Denise Byrne, sisters of the bride and the groomsmen were Syl and Paul McDonald. The nuptial mass was celebrated by Rev. Tom McDonnell, PP Paulstown assisted by Rev. John McEvoy PP Tinryland. The reception was held in the Dolmen Hotel and the honeymoon is being spent in Gran Canaria.


Tinryland Juvenile GFC proved to be the most successful in the county this year and the Under 12 and Under 16 teams were both presented with their winning County medals at the Coisde na nOg Awards Night in the GAA Clubhouse, Rathcrogue on Friday last.
The Under 12 team completed a memorable double for the year when defeating Eire Og by 4-6 to 2-3 in the John Finn Cup Final on Monday last.


The recent storms in the past few weeks caused considerable damage and much flooding in the local area. There were a number of trees uprooted with in several cases, trees blocking driveways and roads. The most evident example of the bad weather was the extent of the flooding, which was some of the worst ever to be seen in Tinryland. The stretches of road near Roche's Cross and between some residence's in Tinryland Lower were almost completely blocked.

Reaching Out

The Annual Parish Reaching Out Magazine is due to be produced shortly. All contributions from individuals, clubs and societies are most welcome. All articles and photos should be submitted by Saturday November 16th to Maureen Byrne, Ballybar Upper. The publication is a great opportunity to record all events and achievements in the parish over the past 12 months and is also enables emigrants to keep up to date with the years happenings in the area.

Churchgate Collection

The Irish Society for Autism Annual Church Gate Collection takes place in Tinryland on this Saturday and Sunday 9th and 10th of November.

ICA Meeting

The November meeting of Tinryland ICA Group will be held in Terry Turner's House in Ballybar Upper tonight (Wednesday) at 8 pm sharp. There will be a cooking demonstration on the night.


Sympathy is extended to Mrs. Patricia Morrissey, Clonmelsh on the death of her mother Nora (Nonie) Davin (nee Keane), Dublin Road, Tuam Co. Galway on October 27th last. Remains were removed from Glynn's Funeral Home, Tuam on Monday last for 8 o'c Mass in the Cathedral of the Assumption, Tuam. Funeral took place after 12 noon Mass on Tuesday in adjoining cemetery.

Memorial Fund

Fr. Dunne's memorial fund will be closing for donations on Sunday next. Many thanks are extended to all who generously donated to the fund.

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