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Weekly News Roundup - Friday 4 Jun 2004

Donal’s Greyhounds in cracking form

Local greyhound trainer Donal Murphy of Castletown is in cracking form at the moment with successful outings at three different venues last weekend. On Friday last one of his charges Balerno Ron won a stake final at Waterford greyhound track.
On Saturday at Shelbourne Park Balerno Beauty trained by Donal qualified for the semi final of the Puppy Oaks when finishing 2nd out of trap one in the quarter final.
The 21 month old black bitch, a litter sister to Friday’s successful dog will now line up in next Saturday’s semi final with high hopes of reaching the final of this prestigious event at Ireland’s premier greyhound track. On Sunday last at Clonmel another dog trained by Donal called Balerno Harry reached the final of the 300 metre sprint clocking an excellent 16.34. The final of this event will take place on this Thursday night in Clonmel.

Mrs. Kathleen Ryan

The death occurred on Saturday May 22nd in St. Luke’s Hospital, Kilkenny of Mrs. Kathleen Ryan (nee Nolan), Ballybar. Kathleen, who was aged 77 years, was a native of Kilconnor, Fenagh and had been unwell for some time. A devout, religious woman, she was a well respected and hardworking member of the farming community. Kathleen was a member of Tinryland ICA and Carlow Widows Association and was a woman of great sincerity and integrity. She was predeceased by her husband Martin in 1970. She is survived by her daughters Mary Cole (Kilcolman, Tullow), Josephine (Ballybar), Colette Sheppard (Rathlyon, Tullow) and son Nicholas (Ballybar). She is also survived by her sister Eileen Dillon (Killerig), brothers Eamonn (Kilconnor, Fenagh), Tom (Ballour, Ballon), Joe (Ballinacarrig) and Gerry (Crosneen, Carlow), daughter in law Colette, sons in law John and Seamus, grandchildren, sisters in law, brothers in law, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends. Remains were removed from Carpenter Bros. Funeral Home, Carlow to St. Joseph’s Church, Tinryland on Sunday. Requiem Mass took place at 2pm on Monday followed by burial in adjoining cemetery.

Need for a Ramp

At a recent meeting of the Board of Management of Tinryland NS, the members present expressed concern at the slow progress in providing a ramp and flashing amber light on the roadway between the local shop and school. It was felt that the present position posed a great danger for the many children trying to cross the road during school time. The board urged local engineers and councillors to treat this very necessary provision as a top priority. At present there is no traffic controls in Tinryland village.

Variety Group

Following recent interest, it is hoped to soon set up a variety and
performing arts group in Tinryland. A meeting will be held on Tuesday June 8th in the committee room of Tinryland GFC, Rathcrogue for anybody that would be interested in forming a committee or getting involved by either performance or as part of a production team. The group will be aimed at those aged 16 and over and it would be excellent to have some young people and new faces involved with the group.


The Kildare and Leighlin Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock takes place on Sunday July 4th. Names of those who would like to travel by bus should be left into the Parochial House, Tinryland by writing as soon as possible

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