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Weekly News Roundup - Friday 25 Mar 2005

Double Tragedy

The death of 6 year old Ger O’Donoghue on Friday last caused shock and sadness in the area. The O’Donoghue family, members of the travelling community, had been staying in the Ballybar area over the previous few days when Ger was killed in a tragic road accident beside his caravan. He was the eldest in a family of 3. He will be buried in Kildare.
On Thursday evening last Tom Jordan of Waterford City was fatally stabbed in his apartment. Tom was son of the late Paddy Jordan, Kilmeany Cross and nephew of Tinryland GAA legend Kevin. Tom was a great athlete with Waterford A/C in the 1980’s when his teammates included John and Ray Treacy and Gerry Deegan.

Jim to Settle Down?

Tinryland’s most eligible bachelor Jim Deane has recently become engaged to Aussie Emma Fitzgerald. Emma who is a native of Wollongong, a city south of Sydney is at present based in Manchester. All his customers extend their very best wishes to Jim and his fiancee.

Tinryland G.F.C. club development draw

A final call is made to all Tinryland G.F.C. members, supporters, players and parents to return their tickets for the club development draw in conjunction with Cairde Cheatharloch C.L.G. The first draw will be held in the Palatine clubhouse in Bennekerry on this coming Saturday when the first prize will be a Ford Fiesta with a €2000 Holiday voucher for second prize. Further draws will take place on 30th April, 28th May and 25th June. Tickets for the draw cost €100 and the overall prize fund amounts to €90000.

Tinryland tops in Trath na gCeist

Tinryland G.F.C. had a great victory in the Annual Trath na gCeist which took place on Tuesday last during Seachtain na Gaeilge. The event was held in the Eire Og clubhouse and Tinryland was represented by John Scott, Muiris O’Siochain and Bernadette Scott. The Tinryland team had a perfect score of ten in the first round and were never subsequently headed in the remaining rounds. The team finished with a score of 75 out of a possible 80 with Eire Og who were the defending champions in 2nd position. Tinryland will now represent Carlow in the Leinster championship. The team was presented with a plaque which will now be displayed in the Tinryland clubhouse by Co. G. A.A. chairman Eddie Byrne.
Question Master on the night was Fr. Howard who is Irish Officer of Carlow Co. G.A.A. board. The questions were set by Maurice O’Neill of Ballon and the scorekeeper was Councillor Rody Kelly.


All swimmers from Area 11 are invited to a training session in St. Fiachs Pool, Graiguecullen on Sunday April 3rd between 9 and 10am. The coach will be Paul Doogue.

St Josephs Young Priest Society

The Pilgrim Candle, which is moving from Parish to Parish within our diocese, will be in St. Josephs Church, Tinryland from Tuesday 22nd March to Monday 28th March. The candle will be lit at the beginning of each mass as a visible reminder to us that we should consistently pray for an increase in vocations to the priesthood and the religious life. This initiative is an idea to mark the year of the Eucharist.

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

Mass Times

The following are the mass times in St. Joseph’s Church, Tinryland for Easter week:

Good Friday: Liturgy of the Passion of our Lord 7.00pm
Holy Saturday: The Easter Vigil celebration of the Lords Resurrection 9.00pm
Easter Sunday: Mass of the Resurrection 11.00pm

MacDara takes County Gold

MacDara Burke (9) from Ballybar was a fine winner in the Carlow County Community Games Under 10 Art Competition over the weekend.
MacDara was Carlow’s representative at the National Finals in the Under 8 competition in 2003.

The following area 11 competitors were also rewarded for their efforts:

Roisin O’Brien, 2nd girls u8
Ciarán Byrne, 2nd boys u8
Aoife Kavanagh, 2nd girls u10
Niamh Kennedy, 3rd girls u10
Patrick Doheny, 4th boys u10
Damien Byrne, 3rd boys u14

The following are the local area 11 results from the previous week:

U8 - 1st Ciarán Byrne, 2nd George Buchs, 3rd Adam Duggan.
U10 - 1st MacDara Burke, 2nd Paul Gleeson, 3rd Patrick Doheny.
U12 - 1st Brian Dermody, 2nd Ricky Duggan, 3rd Stephen O’Hanlon.
U14 - 1st Damien Byrne, 2nd Kevin Chubb, 3rd Jimmy Kinsella.

U8 – 1st Roisin O’Brien, 2nd Pia Dalton, 3rd Ciara Nolan.
U10 – 1st Niamh Kennedy, 2nd Aoife Kavanagh, 3rd Chloe Byrne.
U12 – 1st Jenny Doheny, 2nd Caoimhe McCreanor, 3rd Susan Chubb.
U14 – 1st Fiona O’Hanlon, 2nd Alison O’Neill, 3rd Niamh Redmond.

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