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Weekly News Roundup - Wednesday 27 Nov 2002


Meliosa New Chairperson

Mrs. Meliosa Walshe, Ballybar, was elected Chairperson of Tinryland NS Parent-Teacher Association at the AGM held in the school on Tuesday last. Meliosa had previously been Chairperson of the Parents Finance Committee which has been responsible for raising much funds for the school. In her report, outgoing Secretary Brenda Maddock reported on a range of activities such as the Table Quiz, Adult Dancing, Karaoke Night, Fancy Dress and the Mini Marathon which were embarked upon. She thanked School Secretary Margaret Townsend for the amount of work she did behind the scene. She highlighted the art exhibition , schools successes in the Floral Pride Competition and the ESB Environmental Competition as major school achievements. The role of the late Fr. Dunne in the school, in particular his special involvement in the First Holy Communion was recorded. Fr. John McEvoy was welcomed to the Parish as School Manager. Because of the location of the school and the amount of traffic in the vicinity, parents present felt that speed ramps were a priority and local councillors were to be contacted regarding same. The new location of the shop was also deemed a no-go area during school hours. Tributes were paid to outgoing Chairperson Josie Kelly on her major contribution to school activities over a 3 year period. Her excellent work on taking Santa to the school on various modes of transport had made Christmas very special for the pupils. She also had organised First Confession and Pioneer Functions. She readily agreed to again organise Santa for this year. Mr. Nicholas Jeaney was congratulated for his work on the school environs.
Officers elected were Chairperson- Mrs. Meliosa Walshe, Secretary- Mrs. Brenda Maddock, Treasurer- Mrs. Jackie Deane, Delegates to National Parents Council- Mrs. Mary Murphy and Liam Lawlor.

Deirdre Wins National Gold

Deirdre Doyle (12) of Rutland finished in a fine 13th position in the National Under 13 Cross Country Championships in Donoughmore Co. Cork on Sunday last. Deirdre, running for Tinryland, was the 5th finisher from the Leinster Region and was part of the team which won the Provincial Title.
Carlow CC Champion Pat Byrne found the heavy going too tough for his liking and failed to complete the course in the Senior Mens Event.

(Photo of John Farrell to be included)

Senior Citizens Party

Tinryland Senior Citizens Committee will hold their Christmas Party on Sunday 15th December in the GAA Clubhouse, Rathcrogue. Dinner will be served at 7pm. Music is by Nicky Kealy. Anyone wishing to attend should give their name to a member of the committee as soon as possible as definite numbers are required for the meal.

Parish Census

To assist the new PP in getting to know the people of the parish, it would be appreciated if people would volunteer to help to carry out a Parish Census. In 1989, when the then PP Fr. Dunne arrived in the parish, there were around 1,500 Catholics living in about 380 homes. While the number is believed to be around the same now, there has been an increase in the number of homes. Anyone wishing to help out in carrying out this proposed census, should contact Fr. John McEvoy or any member of the Parish Council.

Parish Vacancies

Tinryland Parish needs new members in all of the following groups : The Parish Choir, Special Ministers of the Eucharist, Readers and Collectors. There are also vacancies for those wishing to serve on the Parish Committee or a sub-committee according to an area of interest. Anyone interested should contact Fr. John McEvoy PP or any member of the Parish Council as soon as possible.


St Joseph's AFC Update

This was a great weekend for the club with all three teams representing the club winning and seven of our under 12 squad being selected to join the Carlow and District League Soccer Academy. This is a great achievement by these players and a great honour for the club. These players will now receive intensive coaching over the coming year from FAI coaches and will represent the League in matches against other District Leagues. The players selected are Lee Buggle, Conor Byrne, Alan Kirwan, David O Shea, Ciaran Williamson, Ryan Curran, and Matthew O Toole. This will benefit all the other players in the club, as these players will be bringing back with them all the current techniques used in coaching. The club wishes all these players the best of luck in the coming years. The first session for these players is in Tullow on Sun 2nd Dec at 2:00pm
Committee Meeting: A meeting of the committee took place on Wednesday 20th November and it was agreed that all future committee meetings would take place on the 3rd Wednesday of every month. Will all committee members please put this in their diary.

Under 12 League

St Joseph's 1- Derry Rovers 0
As there are so many teams in the league at this age group teams will only play each other once and it is vital therefore that the team does not slip up. Playing in very poor weather conditions Joey's showed how good and how bad they can be. In the first half playing uphill and against a strong breeze Joey's played some lovely football, passing the ball well and defending as a unit. Lee Buggle was commanding in goal and dealt with everything very confidently. Joey's did everything but score. Half Time 0-0: The second half saw Joey's get the winner through Ciaran Williamson but apart from the goal the home side produced very little due to the fact that they stopped playing the good football of the first half. Thinking that the hill and the wind would do the work the players forgot to play as a unit and were very lucky to come away with the win. Lee Buggle, David O Shea and Geoff Sutton played well.

Under 9 League
St Joseph's Reds 2- Derry rovers Reds 0
This under 9 team went to the top of the league with this very good performance against a good Derry Rovers side. Playing some lovely football Joey's went ahead when Michael Delaney showed his football ability by controlling the ball and drilling the ball to the net. Half time 1-0
The second half saw the home side, score a second from Eoin Maddock and this gave them a more comfortable time. Shane Webb, Christopher Gaule and Jamie O Neill starred for the winners.

Under 9 League
St Joseph's Blues 4- Derry Rovers Blues 0
Soccer is a team game and whilst every one contributed to this first league win of the season for the Joey's blue team Aaron Doyle stood out with his great contribution of 4 goals. This team has played well in every game so far this season without getting the reward but this time everything went well. With Rory Lynch and Mark Deane dominating their positions the pressure was on the away team from the start. Aaron Doyle scored twice in the first half to give the home team a good lead at the break. In terrible conditions both teams played hard in the second half and Aaron Doyle went on to score his third and fourth to give these players this very good win.

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