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Weekly News Roundup - Wednesday 17 Dec 2003


Reaching Out

The 2003 Reaching Out Emigrants letter is now in circulation. Clem Delaney and Maureen Byrne are again to be congratulated on compiling a very comprehensive chronicle of sporting and cultural events in the parish for the past year. This years historical articles profiles the life of Lieutenant Myles Keogh, the chapel at Castletown Castle and the Bullan Stone. Peggy Farrell (nee Timmons) reminisces on life in the parish in the 40’s while usual contributor Peadar Mc Murrough recalls life as it was lived in earlier decades. The many contributors are to be congratulated for making the magazine a success. Reaching Out can be purchased in Deanes or in St. Josephs Church and is excellent value at 4 euro.

Deirdre 4th

Deirdre Doyle of Rutland who recently finished 4th in the all Ireland u.15 cross/country had another outstanding run on a difficult cross country/beach course in Killybegs, Co Donegal on Sunday to finish in 4th position in the u14 National C’ships. She helped Leinster to silver medals. She will now concentrate on the indoor season. With Niall Murphy she will run indoor trials in Nenagh in January for qualification for he British A.A.A C’ships.

Christmas in Tinryland Church

A penance service with individual confessions will be combined with carol singing after 7.30 mass on Saturday 20th December. Confessions also at 6.30pm on Friday and Saturday this weekend. Christmas Masses: Vigil at 9 pm on the 24th of December and Masses on Christmas Day at 9 and 11 am.

First Communion

The next mass for the second class children is on Sunday 21st December at 11 am. The children are invited to bring an item of food, which will be distributed at Christmas to needy families. Anyone else may consider doing likewise.

Carlow Ploughing Association:

The Carlow Ploughing Association seeks a field of approximately 10 acres of lea and ten acres of stubble for Sunday 1st of February 2004 to hold County Ploughing Match. A fee will be paid for the use of the field. Tel. 059-9146161 or 059-9727132.

Senior Citizens Christmas Party

All enjoyed a wonderful evening. The committee wishes to thank everyone who made it such a success and in particular thanks to the donors of the raffle prizes.

Brendan New President

Congratulations are extended to Brendan Hayden (senior) on his election as President of Carlow G.A.A at last weeks convention. He will serve a term of 3 yeas. Described by a colleague as a “G.A.A addict” he is the holder of 5 Carlow Senior C’ships medals, 2 railway cup medals and played senior with Carlow for 17 seasons. He has refereed at all levels up to all Ireland semi-finals and he has coached clubs in a number of counties.


Sympathy is extended to Ronnie Curran, 4 Tinryland on the death of his mother Breda from St. Killians Crescent who died recently. To Kathleen Dowling, Quinagh on the death of her mother Margaret O’Brien who died on Friday in St. Lukes Hospital Kilkenny. Her remains were removed to St. Josephs Church on Saturday. Burial took place on Sunday after requiem mass in the adjoining cemetery.


Balloon Race
Tickets for St Josephs Balloon Race are on sale in Deanes shop and are also available from any member of the committee. Please support this event and come along on the 27th Dec when the club holds its annual soccer day and let your balloon off.

Christmas Soccer Day
The club is holding its annual soccer day on 27th Dec when everyone involved in the club gets an opportunity to participate in a game. All under 9s and under 10s will play at 11:00am, the under 11s and 12s at 12:00noon, the under 13s at 1:00pm the under 14s and 15s at 2:00pm and the parents match will start at 3:00pm. A marquee will be on site and drinks, food and sweets will be available. We hope everyone has an enjoyable day.

Committee Meeting
St Joseph’s committee meeting will take place on Wed 17th Dec at 8:30pm in Tinryland NS

Under 14
Burrin Celtic 1- St Josephs 2
This was one of those games where Joeys came away with the points despite performing way below their ability. This team has a number of good players but has not clicked as a team yet. Too many players were guilty of over carrying the ball and at this level you do not get away with that. The first half saw Joeys squander a number of chances and Conor Byrne had to be alert on a number of occasions in the Joeys goal to keep the Burrin side out. Brian O Neill put Joeys ahead just after half time but Burrin levelled shortly after. With seven minutes left Joeys were awarded a free kick on the edge of the box and Mikey Murphy sent the ball to the roof of the net to put Joeys ahead. With a minute remaining Burrin were awarded a similar free and but for Conor Byrne the home side would have levelled. Best for Joeys were Conor Byrne, Laurence O Neill, Brian O Neill and Mikey Murphy.
Under 12
Burrin Celtic 1- St Josephs 2
All 11 Joeys players worked hard to come away with this win. Everyone played their part and despite going one down early on they kept playing and levelled from the penalty spot when Darren Murphy fired home. HT 1-1 the second half saw Joeys more dominant but it took a brave diving header from Robert Stynes to get the winner just before the final whistle. Kris Whelan, Gary Finnerty and David Townsend were outstanding in all round hard working team effort.
Under 9
Vale Wanderers 3- St Josephs 5
This young Joeys side is providing a lot of entertainment and high quality football. Eoin Maddock, and Jonathan Brennan scored to give Joeys reward for their good play and then Sean Delaney added another two before an own goal completed Joeys scoring. The whole team played well with outstanding displays from Mark Curran and Christopher Gaule.
Under 9
Derry Rovers 6-St Josephs 1
Missing a few players this team did really well. Michael Delaney, Mark Deane, and Martin Farrell played their hearts out and Ciaran Townsend scored for Joeys.
Fixtures for Saturday 20th Dec
11:00am Under 15 Derry Rovers V St Josephs, 12:30 Under 13 Derry Rovers V St Josephs. Both under 9s are away to Derry Rovers

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