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Weekly News Roundup - Wednesday 19 Nov 2003


Tinryland Triumphs in Scor Na nOg

Scor Na nOg Ceatharlach took place last Saturday in Spellman Hall, Kildavin. Tinryland GFC were well represented in the event with a
total of seven acts competing.
The club had the strongest entry of all clubs participating.
Tinryland had a great team of Irish Dancers in Ann-Marie Kehoe, Aislinn Kavanagh, Lisa Deane, Niamh and Emma O’Regan, Orla and Aoife Glancy and Lydia Canning.
The girls danced the Cross Reel, all proudly wearing a blue sash and
blue ribbons representative of the club colours.
In the solo singing competition, Aideen Byrne gave a beautiful interpretation of ‘Bright Blue Rose’, accompanied by David O’Neill on guitar.
This competition had the highest number of entries and a very high
standard was maintained.
Aideen sang the song with great quality and maturity in her voice.
On the night, the judge decided to award the prize to a young man from Kildavin who sang the song ‘Danny Boy’. Aideen was to achieve success later in the night however as part of the ballad group. The ballad group was made up of Mary Barrett, Aideen Byrne, Roisin Cleary, Noreen Farrell and Alison Moran. They sang Danny Boy and Beidh Aonach Amarach with Noreen accompanying on bodhran.
The girls received excellent remarks and hopes are high for coming rounds of the competition.
The instrumental group provided us with two tunes, a Slipjig, and the
Sally Gardens Reel. Playing as part of the instrumental group were Crona Glynn on concertina, Bernie Morrissey on Flute, Noreen Farrell on Bodhran and Cillian Townsend on Tin Whistle.
Alison Moran performed a fine recitation, which told the story of a man confused by the arrival of the telegraph in Ireland.
For her performance she donned a “paddy cap”, old coat and Wellington boots.
The quiz team went on to succeed through stiff competition on the night from the Eire Og club. Though there were even scores for most of the quiz,
Tinryland stretched into the lead toward the end where they were crowned county champions.
The quiz team were Cormac Walshe, Shane Redmond and Aislinn Kavanagh.
The set dancers, danced up a storm with their performance of the Kerry Set.
Noreen Farrell, Crona Glynn, Ann-Marie Kehoe, Aislinn Kavanagh, Roisin Cleary, Niamh O’Regan, Emma O’Regan and Shauna Doyle.
Special thanks must be given to Aoife Glynn, Yvonne Bolton, Eimear Lambe and Mary Barrett who provided the accompaniment for the set dancers.
It was great to see all the support there for the young people who represented our club and community very well. Thanks must also go to all the parents of the competitors, some of whom helped out backstage and at practices, and all of whom brought the young competitors to practices and ensured the club’s entry in the competition.
The next round to which Tinryland will progress is the Leinster Semi-Final to be held in Portarlington on 7th December.
Details of a bus to the event will be announced at a later date.

Going Strong at 90

One of Tinryland’s oldest citizens, Patrick Brennan of Cloughna, celebrated his 90th birthday recently.
He was born in Ballycarney in 1913 and married Brigid Dowling from Cloughna in Tinryland on April 16th 1944. Patrick worked in Carlow Sugar Factory for 35 years, cycling to and from work very day, until his retirement in 1979.
A father of 8 children, his eldest daughter Nancy Nolan died some years ago.
He has 19 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.
Patrick and Brigid are looking forward to celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary in April 2004.
A special mass was celebrated at his home by Rev. John McEvoy PP followed by a special party for his family and friends.
Patrick is wished many more years of health and happiness.

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Quiz Night

St Josephs AFC are holding a Quiz Night on Friday 21st November starting at 9:00pm. This is an opportunity to raise funds to improve the facilities for the kids and all support would be appreciated. Tables of 4 cost €20. Contact any of the committee to book a table or just turn up on the night. Even if you do not have a team there will be teams organized on the night to make sure everyone enjoys a really good night out.

Under 13 League
St Joseph’s 4- Nurney Villa 2

St Josephs dominated the first 20 minutes of this local derby but could not get the cushion their good play deserved. Joeys camped in the Nurney half and passed the ball around well. From a free kick on the left Darren Murphy played a short pass to Pauric Whelan who gave a quick return and Darren’s kick to the six-yard box was controlled and sent to the net by Ciaran Williamson. Joeys then went to sleep and allowed Nurney to boss the game to half time. Nurney levelled from a corner just before half time and Nurney could have turned round 3-1 up but for a couple off missed chances. HT 1-1
The second half saw Joeys again take control and Brian Farrell scored a brilliant free kick to put them ahead. Shortly after Jeff Sutton was on hand to take a good lay off from Ryan Curran and slot the ball low past the keeper to go 3-1 up. Again Joeys took their foot of the pedal and Nurney pulled it back to 3-2 and then hit he post before Jeff Sutton broke through to beat the Nurney keeper and leave the final score at 4-2. Best for Josephs were Conor Byrne, Matthew O Toole and Jeff Sutton

Under 11 League
St Joseph’s 8- Nurney Villa 3

Joeys under 11s got their first win of the season with a good win against Nurney Villa. Ruari Keenan was in great form and scored two quick goals to give the home side increased confidence that helped them to pass the ball around better. Shortly after Eric Bates was on hand to score a great goal after some great passing and movement. Nurney then pulled one back just on halftime. HT 3-1
The second half saw Joeys continue to dominate and further goals from Dave Townsend, Adam Curran, Michael Lawlor, Martin Deane and Zoe Curran gave them a comfortable win against a very game Nurney Villa Squad. Best for St Josephs were Michael Foley in goal Alison Mahon and David Townsend.

Under 9 League
St Josephs Red’s 11- St Josephs Blues 0

Joeys under 9 Reds are made up of the older age players and they proved too strong for the younger but very good Blues. Michael Calvey, Barry Power, Shane Webb 5, Shane Kavanagh, Jack Sheehan, and Cathal Whelan were the scorers for the Reds. Ciaran Townsend, David O Neill in goal, Christopher Gaule and Fiach Byrne were outstanding for the Reds. Best for a very gutsy Blues team were Stephen Hanlon, Art O Dea and Martin Mullins.

Committee Meeting

A meeting of St Josephs Committee will take place on Wednesday 19th November in Tinryland NS starting at 8:30pm. These are open meetings and anyone interested in the club is welcome to attend.
Fixtures for Saturday 22nd Nov
Under 14 League St Josephs V Stretford United Kick Off 11:00am
Under 12 League St Josephs V GRS United Kick Off 12:15pm
Under 10 League St Josephs V GRS United Kick Off 1:15pm
Under 10 League St Pats Boys V St Josephs


There were some great performances by Tinryland AC athletes over the weekend.
Pat Byrne was a fine winner of the Hollymount 10km Road Race in Mayo while Dwayne Farrell had an excellent run to finish 3rd in the Leinster Intermediate CC in Ardee Co. Louth. Deirdre Doyle was 4th in the Girls Under 14 Race and will now compete for Leinster in the National CC to be held in Killybegs Co. Donegal in December.
Castledermot based Patricia Lyons was an excellent 5th in the Leinster Novice CC recently while best wishes are extended to Tommy Payne who is on the Irish Veterans Team at the Home Countries International CC in Wales next Saturday.

World Youth Day Cross

The World Youth Day Cross, which was given to the young people of the world by Pope John Paul in 1985, is currently travelling around Ireland.
To mark its arrival in Carlow, a special celebration for the diocese of Kildare and Leighlin takes place in Carlow Cathedral on Friday next, November 21st at 8 pm. The cross will arrive in St. Clare’s Church, Graiguecullen on Thursday evening at 7 pm. A procession will then take place from Askea Church at 7 pm on Friday to the Cathedral where a service of prayer will take place around the Cross. It is hoped that each parish will be represented

Senior Citizens Party

This years Senior Citizens Christmas Party will take place on Sunday December 7th in Ballykealy House Hotel starting at 5 pm.
Music will be provided by Nicky Kealy.
Those wishing to attend should submit their names to any of the following members of the committee; Mai Byrne, Josie Kelly, Nan Farrell, Mary Moore or Marie Byrne by December 1st.

Reaching Out NewsletterThis years Parish Magazine "Reaching Out" is currently being prepared. Anyone who would like to submit an article, report, interesting photograph or other item for publication should forward same to Maureen Byrne, Ballybar Upper before Sunday November 22nd.ForoigeTinryland Foroige Club have resumed meetings, which are held in Rathcrogue Centre on Fridays between 7 and 8.30 pm.Each Friday night the club will participate in activities, meetings and games as well as taking part in inter club events throughout the year.The club caters for young people between the ages of 12 and 18.All new and existing members are welcome to attend.Legion of MaryA social event will take place in the Parish Centre, Tullow on Sunday November 30th for all members and auxiliary members of the Legion of Mary. There will be a mass at 5 pm.

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