Weekly News Roundup - Wednesday 1 Sep 2004
National Wins for Local Athletes
Bennekerry/Tinryland athletes struck gold at the National Community Games Finals in Mosney over the weekend. In the Girls Under 8 80m, Grace Lawlor from Ballycrogue ran the race of her life to take the gold medal. Grace, who is coached by her mother Patricia (nee Amond) also won her heat and semi-final and is definitely a star for the future.
In the Boys Under 8 80m, Sean Kirwan, Tinryland, took a fine silver in the final.
Two years ago as Under 12’s the relay team of Darren Murphy, (Linkardstown), Ciaran Williamson, (Ballycrogue), Jeff Sutton, (Staplestown) and Conor Byrne, (Ballybar) were impressive winners in the National Finals. This year the same quartet ran a magnificent relay to take gold as Under 14’s. The 5th squad member was Christopher Costello who only took up athletics some months ago but still managed to get to the final of the Under 14 Hurdles.
The Boys Under 16 team were the hard luck story of the weekend. Tipped by many as potential winners, they had the misfortune on Saturday in the wet and windy conditions to drop the baton in their semi-final.
The Girls Under 14 and Under 16 teams did well to reach their finals. Other athletes to reach finals were Cathal Costello (Boys Under 8 60m) Adam Murphy (Boys Under 10 200m) and Jeff Sutton (Boys Under 14 100m).
Great credit is due to coaches Christopher Cleary and Jimmy Morgan for their dedication to the athletes over the summer months.
(Pictures enclosed of Boys Under 14 Relay team, Grace Lawlor, 1st Girls Under 8 80m and Sean Kirwan, 2nd Boys Under 8 80m)
The Tinryland AC Autumn League commences tonight (Wednesday) September 1st with a 2 mile stage starting at 7.30 pm in the village.
This will be followed by 3 further stages over the following weeks including the Rockford Race on Sunday September 19th.
There will be prizes in all categories and for all who complete the 4 stages. The entry is fee is 5 Euro for each stage in the League excluding the Rockford Race.
26 lucky families were allocated new houses in Tinryland last week. 12 families were given 2 bedroom homes, a further 12 three bedroom houses with two families getting the four bedroom dwellings.
It is hoped to build a further 30 houses on the adjoining site in the near future.
Congratulations are extended to the local pupils who achieved some excellent results in their Leaving Cert examinations and who in most cases achieved their first preference course.
Nora Kavanagh, Tinryland, a student at St. Leo’s College was thrilled to achieve 6 A1’s and will now study medicine in Trinity College.
A speed ramp has been erected adjacent to the school and shop by Carlow County Council recently. An amber flashing light system will be provided over the coming weeks.
St Josephs Young Priests Society
The monthly meeting of St. Joseph’s Young Priests Society takes place on Friday next, September 3rd in the Parochial House at 8.30 pm.
All are welcome to attend.
The monthly regional meeting of the Pioneer Total Abstinence Association will be held in Tinryland tomorrow (Thursday) September 2nd. Mass will be celebrated at 8 pm in the Parochial House and the meeting will take place afterwards in the Parochial House.