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Weekly News Roundup - Friday 27 Dec 2002

Tinryland


School Concert

This year's Tinryland NS School Concert proved to be another huge success with the various productions attracting large crowds to the school on both Wednesday and Thursday last. The staff, the pupils and the various helpers are to be congratulated on a very enjoyable production.

Christmas Ceremonies

The following are the Christmas Arrangements for St. Joseph's Church, Tinryland : Christmas Vigil- Christmas Eve 9 pm, Christmas Morning at 9 am and 11 am.

Athletics

The Annual Tinryland AC Turkey Trot takes place on St. Stephens Day at 11 am in Tinryland village. The handicap race is held over the 4 mile road course is open to runners, joggers and walkers. As usual there will be prizes of the festive variety for all finishers.

Review of the Year

January

A calendar for 2002 entitled Carlow's Rural Gems produced by Brother Tom Costello of Rathcrogue went on sale with the proceeds going to Tinryland Area Development Association.
Over 1,000 visitors came to Tinryland for the staging of the Leinster Senior and Juvenile Cross Country Championships.

February

Over 100 local schoolchildren availed of swimming classes in Graiguecullen Pool.
Tinryland GFC launched its premium ticket draw at a function in the GAA Centre, Rathcrogue.
General election candidate Jim Townsend launched a website to boost his campaign to gain a seat in Dail Eireann.
The Government's decision to construct the new M9/M10 was opposed by the Newly formed N9/N10 Unified Group with a number of meetings held in the area.

March

Renowned Childrens author Cora Harrison paid a visit to Tinryland NS.
St. Joseph's AFC organised a number of fundraising trips including a table quiz and a night out to help defray expenses for the juvenile teams trip to Blackpool.
As usual there was a large attendance at the Easter Ceremonies with the Stations of the Cross again conducted along the avenue on Good Friday.
The largest sporting event ever to take place in Tinryland took place when the National Schools Cross Country Championships attracted top young athletes from all over the island.

April

Members of the Tinryland Area Development Association attended the official launch of the Carlow Environmental Video, which featured Tinryland village.
Tinryland village received an award of 200 Euro for the litter league competition.
Michael Aylward, Ballyloo and Jim Deane, Tinryland departed for Belarus as part of a large Irish Humanitarian Aid Convoy.
Sixth Class Pupils of Tinryland NS organised a jumble sale in aid of the Chernobyl Childrens Project.
Tinryland GFC staged the Kevin Jordan Tournament in Dr. Cullen Park where Carlow overcame Dublin after a hard fought game.
John McArdle, Tinryland was elected President of the Carlow Institute of Technology Students Union.

May

The First Tinryland GFC Golf Classic took place in Mount Wolesley, Tullow.
Tinryland Area Development Association, with the assistance of Carlow County Council, erected the Fauna and Flora Chart at St. Joseph's Terrace.
The chart identitifies wildlife, plants, birds and fish of the area, some of which are no longer to be found here.
GAA President Sean McCague visited Tinryland NS to launch the Feile Peil na nOg Competition which was held in Carlow.
Brendan Farrell was elected as Chairman of Tinryland Tidy Towns Committee.
Much work was undertaken in the village including the placing of hanging baskets in the village in the build up to the judging of the National Tidy Towns Competition.
In the General Election, local Labour candidate Jim Townsend failed by just 400 votes to gain election to Dail Eireann while Fine Gael Candidate Fergal Browne, Ballinacarrig had a very large polling in his first attempt to gain election.

June

The Annual Tinryland GFC Field Day was held and was again a great success.
Large crowds watched Ireland's World Cup Matches on a big screen in the GAA Centre, Rathcrogue over the course of the month.
A large group of local ladies took part in the Ladies Mini Marathon to raise much needed funds for Tinryland NS.
Trevor (Jack) McDaniel and Shane Kavanagh both of Rathcrogue were selected from thousands of applicants to be part of the 22 people who were fighting for 16 places on the hugely popular TV programme Treasure Island. Trevor (Jack) made the final cut and over the course of the subsequent months became something of a national celebrity.
Tinryland Tidy Towns Committee held competitions in the locality for best garden, best window boxes and hanging baskets.

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