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Weekly News Roundup - Wednesday 4 Dec 2002


Mrs Julia (Babs) Kelly

The death occurred in St. Luke's Hospital on November 22nd of Mrs. Julia (Babs) Kelly (nee Connell), 10 Bagenal Court and late of Clonmelsh. Babs who was in her 94th year, was one of Tinryland's oldest citizens. She enjoyed excellent health and was only hospitalized a few weeks before her death. She was the last surviving member of the Connell family (Ballybar) and the Kelly family (Ballybar) which had no fewer than 3 inter- family weddings in the 1930's and early 1940's when Peter, Paddo and Margaret Kelly married Babs, Lily and Jimmy Connell respectively. Babs, who was a member of the Red Cross during the Second World War, was also a lifelong member of Tinryland ICA. She had vivid memories of Sir Alan Cobban's air displays in Ballybar in the 30's, and seeing Count John McCormack attending a coursing meeting also in Ballybar.
A woman of deep faith and a daily communicant, she devoted her whole life to the welfare of her daughter Mary and her 7 Grandchildren. She showed great kindness and sincerity to all who knew her. She will be sadly missed by her family, relatives and friends.
Her remains were removed from her daughters residence in Bennekerry House to the Cathedral of the Assumption on Sunday November 24th.
She was buried after Requiem Mass in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Tinryland.
She was pre-deceased by her husband Peter, who died in 1947. She is survived by her daughter Mary Morrissey, son in law Andy, grand children, great grandchildren, nephews Brendan Kelly (Booldurragh, Fenagh), Frank Kelly (Ballybar), relatives and friends.

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Tidy Towns Winners

The organisers of Tinryland Tidy Towns Association were delighted with the fine entry for the best garden/hanging basket and best window box competitions in the area. The association were very pleased that over 40 individuals and businesses in the locality contributed over 2,000 Euro towards the summers floral displays and the upkeep of the shubberies and greens in the village. This years prizes were kindly sponsored by Rachel Doyle of the Arboreteum Garden Centre.

The winners were as follows :

Best Garden : 1st- Bridget Guidera, 19 St. Joseph's Terrace, 2nd- Dan and Kathleen Lawlor 1 Lime Grove, 3rd- Tom Moore (Rathcrogue)

Best Hanging Baskets : 1st - Kay Scully 2 St. Joseph's Terrace, 2nd- Paddy and Ann Delaney "Sacre Coeur", Tinryland, 3rd- Amy Moore 11 St Martins Terrace

Best Window Box : 1st- Ann Proctor 5 St Martins Avenue and Pat and Joan Curran 23 St. Joseph's Terrace 2nd- Jamie Curran 5 Lime Grove

Tinryland Area Development Association

The third phase of the urban and village renewal project has begun in the village with the provision of a new footpath and bollards. It is hoped that the positioning of the new path will make it safer for pedestrians and will also help in slowing traffic through the village area. Further improvements to parking and traffic are continuing.


The Annual AGM of Tinryland GFC Club will be held in Rathcrogue Centre on Monday December 9th at 8.30 pm. The meeting will be preceeded by Mass for deceased members at 7.45 pm. Past, present and future members are most welcome to attend.
The annual juvenile prizegiving will be on Saturday December 14th in the GFC Centre, Rathcrogue. This years guest of honour will be Dublin and Kilmacud Crokes All Star Ray Cosgrove.

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. The committee would also be very grateful for donations of prizes for the raffle.


Under 12 League
Slaney Rovers 0- St Joseph's 5

Joey's maintained their good start to this season with a well-deserved win in Rathvilly. Having won their first two games 4-0 and 1-0 the Saints defence showed that they are working well by keeping a third clean sheet. Joey's dominated this game from the start and took the lead early on when Matthew O Toole scored after some good football. This goal gave the team more confidence and with everyone playing well it was not long until Jeff Sutton scored his first league goal for the club to give Joey's a comfortable lead. They continued to play well and with the defence in fine form Lee Buggle in goal was never troubled. Two more goals came from Brian Shiels and Brian Farrell before Conor Byrne scored the pick of the bunch to give Joey's a fine 5-0 win. Best for the Saints were David O Shea, Joey Ryan and Jeff Sutton

Under 9 League
Slaney Rovers 5- St Joseph's 0

This score line does not reflect the effort put in by this young team. Playing against a strong Slaney team all the Joey's players worked hard and were unlucky not to get a couple of goals when the striker of the moment Aaron Doyle just failed to find the net. Some stout defending by Neil Byrne and Gregg Murphy kept the Slaney players out. Aoife Hosey put in some crunching tackles against bigger opponents. Slaney rovers scored 5 but had to work hard for each on of them and their defence had to work even harder to keep out the Joey's attack. Best for the Saints were Neil Byrne, Aoife Hosey and Jack Nolan.

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