Weekly News Roundup - Wednesday 31 Dec 2003
Local Youngster Wins Handicap
Patrick Byrne, Linkardstown, was a fine winner of the Tinryland AC Turkey Trot Handicap sponsored by Carlow Credit Union on St. Stephens Day. Running off a handicap of 3 mins 30, Patrick was some 30 seconds ahead of new Tinryland AC member John Maye, who coincidentally is one of his teachers in Knockbeg College with Simon Carey of Carlow just 1 second behind in 3rd position. In 4th place was Billy Abbey with Ann Brennan the first woman home in 5th while Evelyn McNelis of Naas was 6th. The fastest time of the day was 20 mins 30 seconds by the other Pat Byrne, who on current form is set to win his 5th Carlow CC Title in style this weekend.
Despite the poor weather conditions on the day, there was a good turnout with over 30 competitors taking part. The prizegiving ceremony was held after the race for the first time in the Tinryland GAA Centre, Rathcrogue.
(Photo included of Patrick Byrne, winner being presented with his award by Mick Daly, Carlow Credit Union)
The Carlow AAI Cross Country Championships will be held in Tinryland on Sunday next starting with Juvenile Relays at 1.30 pm with the Ladies race starting at 2 pm and the Mens event at 2.30 pm.
The Tinryland Ladies team led by Castledermot based Patricia Lyons will be competing for the team title with LOT while athletes such as Tina Doyle, Rosie Doran and Nuala Quirke should also feature prominently.
Pat Byrne looks set to win his 5th consecutive title based on his recent form and will be backed up by Dwayne Farrell, Tommy Payne, Willie Quinlan and a large Tinryland squad as they attempt to regain the Odlum Cup from great rivals LOT.
There have been some improvements made around the village with new flower beds established with bulbs and shrubs, including at the entrance to St. Joseph’s Church. Many of the overgrown hedges around the area have also been cut back. These projects have been sponsored by the Tinryland Area Development Association with further projects planned for the New Year.
The following were winners in the Tinryland NS School Draw: Hamper- Ciaran Byrne, Kilmeaney, Meat Voucher- Ned Townsend, Linkardstown, Musical Santa- Ita Finnerty, Bottle of Brandy- Joe Cleere, Tinryland, Cuddly Toy- Eoghan Doyle, Linkardstown, Cuddly Toy- Tony Guidera, Tinryland, Winters Tale- Lilly Murphy, Talbotstown, Bottle- Brioin Kelly, Ballon, Bottle- Cormac O’Brien, Carlow, Tin Sweets- Paddy Townsend, Linkardstown, Lamp- Nessa O’Farrell, Kilmeaney, Box Biscuits- Michael O’Regan, Ballyloo.
Sympathy is extended to Mary Moore, Tinryland on the death of her brother John (Jack) McDonald, Crossneen at Hillview Nursing Home, Carlow on December 24th. Burial took place on Saturday December 27th in Killeshin Cemetery after 10 am Funeral Mass in St. Clare’s Church, Graiguecullen.
Also to Marian Monahan, Castletown on the death of her father Thomas (Tom) Donohue, Iona Drive, Rathnapish in the Sacred Heart Hospital, Carlow on Thursday December 25th. Burial took place in St. Mary’s Cemetery on Sunday December 28th after 12 o’clock Funeral Mass in the Holy Family Church, Askea.
Tinryland Tidy Towns Committee would like to thank all who purchased tickets and supported their recent night out which raised 1835 Euro.
The 2003 Issue of the Tinryland Parish Magazine “Reaching Out” is available after all masses in St. Joseph’s Church. There are also copies available from Deanes Shop. The cost per issue is 4 Euro.
Legion of Mary
The weekly meetings of the Legion of Mary resume on Monday January 5th in the Parochial House at 6.30 pm. All new members are welcome.