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Weekly News Roundup - Sunday 28 Nov 2004

Paddy wins Hall of Fame Award

Paddy Murphy (82) of Ballybar Upper had the great distinction of receiving a Hall of Fame honour at the Carlow Handball Awards night in Borris last week. On the night, Tinryland club member Michael Doyle outlined Paddy’s long career in the service of handball from the day when he played on the streets of Dublin, to coming to Carlow, when with Fr Paddy Shine Jim Jordan, Jacky Doyle and others he converted an old building into a hand-ball court close to the Tinryland church and played in many a hard game in that court.
He continued his playing career in the reformed club in the old CYMS 60 x 30 court in College Street. He won three Des Reas cups with partner Frank Flynn ‘75, ’76 ‘77 plus numerous other 60 x 30 competitions and in partnership with another Tinryland man Liam Delaney they won 40 x 20 doubles titles. A 60 x 30 player at heart, he none-the-less assisted the Tinryland club in building a 40 x 20 court and then in later years he helped out the Tinryland committee to build a new and more modern 40 x 20 court which now plays host to many major championship games and indeed last year hosted world championship games.
Handball is now one of the major winning organisations in Carlow and it is due in no small measure to men like Paddy Murphy who promoted the game and gave such unselfish service over many years.

Seans Surprise 40th Party

Sean Doyle, Rathcrogue was stunned on Friday night last when over 200 family members and friends gathered in Devereuxs, Carlow for his surprise 40th birthday party. The local tarmacadam contractor, known in Tinryland as “Mr. Athletics” was under the impression that he was going to a nephews friends 18th birthday and a great night was had by all with the highlight being the 40 kisses given by 40 different ladies to the birthday boy. At the moment Sean is busy organising the Leinster Senior Cross Country Championships, which will be held in Tinryland on Sunday January 16th, which will be followed 2 weeks later with the prestigious National Masters and Intermediate Cross Country, also in Tinryland. Sean now joins the other “elder lemons” in the Veterans section in the club.

Parent/Teacher AGM

The AGM of Tinryland Parent-Teacher Association was held in the PE Room in the School on Tuesday night last. Outgoing Chairperson Meliosa Walshe welcomed the parents present and wished the incoming committee every success for 2005. Secretary Ann Redmond gave a detailed report on the Parent-Teacher activities during the year. She thanked the ladies who took part in the Mini Marathon, which raised substantial funds for the school. This helped raise money for blinds for the school, the refurbishing of the staffroom and purchase of software for the school. Treasurer Jackie Deane reported a healthy balance. Concerns were also expressed at the number of break-ins at the school and parents were asked to donate a prize towards the Christmas hampers for the upcoming draw.
The officers elected were: Chairman- Mick Byrne (Kilmeaney), Hon. Secretary- Mrs. Aisling Nolan (Powerstown) Treasurer- Mrs. Margaret Chubb (Ballybar). Outgoing officers Meliosa, Ann and Jackie were complimented on their work for the association over the past two years.

Senior Citizens

Tinryland Senior Citizens Committee would like to thank all who supported their recent draw particularly those who sponsored prizes, sold cards or bought lines. The winners of the prizes were as follows: DVD Player – Tommy Daly, Ballybar, Meal Voucher – Elizabeth Murphy, Kyle, Fruit Hamper – John Kelly, Linkardstown, Set of CDs – Michael Larkin 25 Kernanstown, Bennekerry, Set of CDs – John Jeaney, Tinryland, Set of CDs – Cathy Moore c/o Mrs Mary Moore, Tinryland, Fuel Voucher – Pat Meaney, Rathcrogue, Bottle of Whiskey – Fr. John McEvoy, Tinryland, Bottle of Wine – Niamh Doyle, Moyle Ave, Kellistown.

The committee wish to sincerely thank Tinryland Parent Teachers Association for their generous donation.

The Christmas Party will be held in Ballykealy Manor Hotel on Sunday December 12th at 5.00pm. Any senior citizen who may not have attended previously and who would like to attend this year should give their name to one of the following: Betty Grogan, May Byrne, Mary Moore, Jenny Byrne, Josie Kelly, Marie Byrne, Nan Farrell or Maureen Byrne.

Community Games

In the list of officers elected for the Bennekerry/Tinryland Community Games committee last week, the PRO for Bennekerry Margaret Burke (Brownshill) was inadvertently omitted.

Diocesan Campaign

Bishop Moriarty has recently launched a “Reach Out” campaign for all parishes. The first stage is focused on advent and reaches out to those less likely to participate in church including lapsed mass-goers, newcomers to the parish or the young. A special candle will be available on December 4th and 5th for distribution to the households of the parish.

World Youth Day

The World Youth Pilgrimage will be held in Cologne, Germany between August 14-21 next year. The age group for whom it is intended is 17-30 years old. Booking forms are now available from the local church for those interested in travelling to the event. The cost is 499 Euro approx, which includes basic food and accommodation. All bookings or deposits are due by December 17th.

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