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Weekly News Roundup - Wednesday 15 Oct 2003


Chamber of Commerce Award

Jim Deane (Jnr.), Tinryland was the first recipient of a Community Award at the Delta Centre last week. The award was a specially commissioned silver sculpture by artist Seamus Gill. It was jointly sponsored by Carlow Chamber of Commerce, Vodafone and the Nationalist and Leinster Times. Jim, who was nominated by Michael Keyes, was a well deserving winner for his many local projects he has initiated. The citation for Jim included the setting up of IT and Interior Design Courses in the local school, his work as Secretary of the local Tidy Towns Committee, the erection of environmental and heritage display boards in the village and his efforts in setting up Foroige in the area and his work with Tinryland Area Development Association.

Local Success at Carlow CC

There was much local success at the 2nd stage of the Carlow Juvenile and Veteran Cross Country Championships in Tinryland on Sunday last.
The Veterans Race was won once again by Tommy Payne who held off the challenges of JJ Murphy 2nd and newcomer Joe Doheny in 3rd. Eddie Walsh in 4th completed the winning team.
There were some fine performances by Tinryland juvenile athletes on the day with Deirdre Doyle being a very impressive winner of the Girls Under 15 event while Patrick Mullins just held off the challenge of the much-improved Patrick Byrne to win the Boys Under 15 Race. It was also a good day for the Kirwan family with Jemina winning the Girls Under 11 Race while Sean and Philippa were 3rd in the Boys and Girls Under 9 events respectively. Other Tinryland athletes to win medals were Dearbhla Kelly 2nd Girls Under 11, Aoife Byrne 3rd Girls Under 11, David Murphy 2nd Boys Under 11, Emma Brennan 2nd Girls Under 13 and Amanda Cassidy 3rd Girls Under 15. The Girls Under 13 and 15 squads both won their team events.

Community Games AGM

The AGM of Bennekerry/ Tinryland Community Games will be held in Rathcrogue Centre tomorrow (Thursday) at 9 pm.
In the secretary's report Ann Condron will highlight the winning of the Hosey Cup and the gold, silver and bronze medals won at the National Community Games Finals.

Strong Local involvement in Musical

Seven Tinryland based students at St. Leo's college Carlow will have prominent roles in the acclaimed musical "The Sound of Music" which will be staged in the school gym on this Thursday, Friday, and Saturday 16th, 17th and 18th October at 8 p.m.
Aideen Byrne of Ballybar Upper will play the part of "Mother Abbess" while Jilly McDonough of Tinryland takes the role of "Liesal" one of the Von Trappe children.
Another local girl Rosalind Deane of Rathcrogue will play the part of a leading nun in the legendary musical which is based on a true story and which featured Julie Andrews when it was screened as a film.
Among the chorus will be Kelly McGuill of Rathcrogue and Rachel Chall of Tinryland while Mary Patricia Morrissey of Clonmelsh and Mary Barrett of Rathcrogue will be part of the orchestra under musical director Ian Curran.
Ms Patricia Morrissey of Clonmelsh who is a teacher at St. Leo's is responsible for costume design.
Tickets for the show are available from St. Leo's college or on the door during any of the three nights. However as in previous years demand always exceeds supply so it would be advisable for those wishing to attend to purchase their tickets as soon as possible.


The wedding took place recently in St. Finian's Church, Myshall recently of Clement Townsend, son of Jim and Lil, Ballybar and Olivia O'Leary, daughter of Frank and Margaret, Garryhill. The nuptial mass was celebrated by Rev. Philip O'Shea assisted by Rev. Brendan Howard and Rev. John McEvoy. The best man was Mickey Joe Lomax while the groomsman was John Gaule. The bridesmaids were Lorraine O'Leary and Majella Tobin. The flowergirls were Ciara and Danni Nolan (nieces of groom). The reception was held in the Seven Oaks Hotel while the honeymoon is being spent in Benidorm.

The Late Nellie Colbert

Sympathy is extended to Mrs. Mary Broderick, Ballycrogue and Richard Matthews, Kilmeaney on the death of their sister Nellie Colbert (nee Matthews), Tullamore after a long illness. She is survived by her husband Joe, three sons, two daughters, sisters Breda Kelly, Bagenalstown, Ann, England and brother Joe, Carlow.

Coach Tour

There will be a bus going to the Emmanuel House of Providence, Clonfert, Ballinasloe, on Saturday October 18th.
One of the Medugorje visionaries, Ivanka will be in attendance on the day to give a talk. Early booking essential. For further information please contact Eithne Ryan at 9722004.

The Padre Pio Mitten will also be at the home of Eithne Ryan, Dunleckney, Bagenalstown until October 27th.

PTAA Dinner Dance

The Regional Pioneer Dinner Dance will be held in the Dolmen Hotel on Friday October 24th. The cost per ticket is 20 Euro and is also open to non-pioneers. For further information contact Josie at 087-8324656.

Cumann Na mBunscol

Tinryland NS Girls have qualified for the semi-finals of Cumann na mBunscol. On Wednesday last they travelled to Rathvilly and came away with a fine victory on a scoreline of 3-5 to 0-2. Best for Tinryland were Shauna Fitzpatrick (goals), defenders Maggie Doyle and Caoimhe Townsend, midfielders Zoe Curran and Rebecca Fields and forwards Amanda Curran and Aoife Byrne.


Under 14 League
St Josephs 0- Parkville Utd 2

Joey's under 14s showed in some periods of this game what they are capable of but unfortunately they also showed that unless everyone in the team is working they will not get the results they should. Joey's first half performance was very dismal with only Conor Byrne man of the match keeping them in the game. They were fortunate to go in only 2-0 down after some very slack defending. The second half saw a much improved performance but it was too little too late. Conor Byrne was outstanding in the home goal and Brian Farrell and Brian O Neill tried hard.

Under 12 League
St Josephs 2 - Parkville Utd 1

This first league match of the season for this young side turned out to be a very entertaining game. Joey's started brightly and took the game to Parkville. With Darren Murphy and Jeff Sutton playing strong and every one doing their job it was not long until Joey's went in front. From a brilliant corner Jeff Sutton saw his header saved by the keeper but Stephen Chubb was on hand to drive the rebound to the net. Shortly after Joey's were unlucky not to go 2 up when Darren Murphy beat two players and fired a great shot at goal only to see the ball come back of the post. Just before half time Joey's did increase their lead when Dean Farrell slotted his shot past the advancing keeper. HT2-0
The second half saw the home side tire and the team did not cause the Parkville side as many problems as they did in the first half. However continued good defending and the occasional break kept Joey's as the dominant side and it was only with the last kick of the ball that Parkville scored their goal. In a very good all round team performance Darren Murphy, Stephen Chubb, TJ Curran and Jeff Sutton were excellent.

Under 10 League

St Josephs 8- Parkville Utd 1

Joey's under 10 red team proved too strong for a gallant young Parkville side. Playing some nice football Joey's got in front early when Barry Kennedy fired low past the keeper. This gave the home side more confidence on the ball and further goals from Barry Kennedy 2, John Brennan 3, Eoin Maddock 1 and Sean Delaney 1 saw them home comfortably. Best for Joey's were Barry Kennedy, Eoin Maddock and Sean Delaney.

Under 10 League
St Josephs 1 - Parkville Utd 12
This under 10-team cam up against a very strong and organised Parkville side and despite every one trying they were always up against it. Michael Delaney scored the goal to give the home side some reward for their efforts but they will get results in the league if they continue to try as hard as this.

Under 13s Sat 25th October away to Carrick, Carrick on Suir, Co Tipperary. St Josephs have been drawn away in the second round of the SFAI cup. A great weekend is in store. More details next week.
Training continues outside for the next couple of weeks. Contact any of the managers for more details.
Would all Players and Parents please note that access to the pitch is via the stile on the Ballybar Road and everyone should also park on this road. No one is to climb the fence to enter the field.

Committee meeting. St Josephs will hold their monthly meeting on Wednesday 15th Oct at 8:30pm in Tinryland National School.
Fixtures for Saturday 18th. Home Under 15, 11:00am V St Pats Boys, Home Under 13, 12:30 V St Pats Boys. Away 11:00am Under 11s, 12:15 Under 9 Reds and 1:00pm Under 9 Blues.

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