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Weekly News Roundup - Thursday 17 Mar 2005

(Photo enclosed of Tinryland GFC Coaches L-R Michael Doyle, Peenie Whelan, Michael Murphy and Eamonn Byrne who received Level 1 Coaching Certs recently).

School Grant

The B.O.M of Tinryland School have been informed that their application for a summer grant has been successful. The six-figure sum allocated will be used to overhaul the electrical, heating and plumbing systems in the school. The present set up was last upgraded in 1980. The work will be put up for tender over the coming weeks. The refurbishments will be very welcome for pupils and staff.

Reach Out Visitation

The meeting held during the week decided to prepare a leaflet listing all parish and community information. Clubs and organisations are invited to submit to the Parochial House a brief description of their activity with the name and telephone number of contact persons (Chairperson and Secretary). This information should be submitted by Tuesday March 21st. If any volunteer would like to work on this small publication please make this known to the Parish Priest.

First Confession

18 Children from Tinryland NS made their First Confession in St. Joseph’s Church on Wednesday March 9th. The celebrant was Fr. John McEvoy PP. The First Communion will take place on May 22nd.

Lenten Campaign

Parishioners are reminded to bring their Trocaire Boxes or envelopes to the Church on Holy Thursday or any day during Easter week.

Community Games

After a lengthy absence, former National Champions Bennekerry-Tinryland returned to the County Community Games Draughts finals last weekend. The Under 10 team showed great potential for the future and were eventually beaten by a strong Hacketstown team and were pleased to claim silver medals. The Under 12 squad met Hacketstown in the 1st round and were convincingly beaten. The Under 10 team was Mark Rennick, Aoife Kavanagh, Cormac Duff, Rebecca Holohan, MacDara Burke, Rachael Buchs and Niamh Kavanagh. The Under 12 team was Vicky Lawlor, Dearbhla Kelly, Robyn Long and Shauna O’Mahony.
The teams were coached by Mary Kavanagh (Burton Hall) and Breege Buchs (Powerstown).

Bennekerry-Tinryland lost out to Graiguecullen on a scoreline of 3-2 in the 1st round of the Under 15 Indoor Soccer Competition over the weekend. B/T were first to score courtesy of a fine goal from Michael Mullen and led at the break. Graigue came out strong in the 2nd half and scored two quick goals including a penalty before Michael Mullen brought B/T level again. B/T were then unlucky to concede another penalty which Graigue scored and despite a great effort could not draw level before the final whistle. The team was Michael Mullen, Ciaran Williamson, David Byrne, Robert Stynes and Dean Farrell. The team manager was Bernard Mullen.

Ladies Mini Marathon

Runners and walkers are sought for this years Ladies Mini Marathon to join the group which is raising funds for Tinryland NS and the Senior Citizens Committee. For further information please contact Aisling at 086-3694365.

Computer Courses

Carlow LEADER Rural Development Company Ltd., Castle Hill, Carlow are organizing Introductory, Intermediate, Advanced and ECDL Computer Courses for older people in County Carlow. Theses courses will take place in centers and at times which are convenient to the participants. The courses will commence in April 2005. For further information or an application form please contact Fiona Nolan on 059-9134283 or email

Rural Social Scheme

Recently a new RSS has been launched to increase income for farmers/fishermen who undertake 19.5 hours of work per week in the local community. Poster on display in church porch gives full details. Contact name: Janice O’Donnell, Carlow LEADER. 059- 9134283

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