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Weekly News Roundup - Friday 15 Apr 2005

LOCAL MAN ORGANISES SUCCESSFUL FUNDRAISER FOR SOUTH AFRICAN PROJECT: Well done to Rathcrogue building contractor Pat Meaney who organised a hugely successful golf classic on Friday last in aid of Niall Mellon’s township challenge building project near Capetown in South Africa. Pat who has been closely associated with this project for the past number of years was delighted by the response to last Friday’s event at Kilkea golf club, which raised close on 10000 for the highly successful building project that involves up to 500 people from the Irish construction industry. Pat will pay another visit to South Africa this coming November when he and his colleagues will once again do work for this very worthy project which builds houses near a township in Capetown for people who enjoy very little of the comforts of modern life as we know them. Many golfing enthusiasts from the Tinryland area took part in the Kilkea event which proved to be a very enjoyable occasion for all concerned.

CARLOW TO CHERNOBYL: A convoy of 15 trucks and 12 ambulances left Lapple car park on Sunday last as part of the Operation Hope XXV mission to Belarus. This was the 25th convoy to travel to Belarus from Ireland and was led by the Carlow ambulance sponsored by the Carlow Outreach Group of the Chernobyl Children’s Project and driven by Michael Aylward, Ballyloo and Michael Lyons. 2.5 million of aid will travel in the convoy and a total of 60 humanitarian aid workers from all over Ireland departed on the day. The convoy will deliver the aid to hospitals, health clinics and orphanages in Belarus.

DEATH OF POPE JOHN PAUL 11: In a special homily delivered in St. Joseph’s Church, Tinryland on Friday night last, Parish Priest Rev. John McEvoy PP spoke of the 30 religious groups present at his funeral as a sign of his great work for church unity. Fr. John, who studied in Rome in the 1970’s, spoke of the life and ministry of Pope John Paul 11, his modernization of the papacy and the special memories people had of his visit to Ireland in late September 1979. He also spoke of the late pontiff ’s many gifts including the importance of forgiveness and reaching out to all those who are the poor and little ones of the earth.
The people of Tinryland expressed their sorrow in prayerful ways during the week. The school closed on Friday and many parishioners joined in masses and devotions over the course of the week and signed a book of condolences in the church.

TINRYLAND VARIETY GROUP: The Tinryland Variety group will be performing in the Carlow Tops competition in Tullow on Monday April 25th. The group has been practicing hard over the last few weeks and hopes are high for a successful outcome. All support is welcome.

COLM SELECTED ON IRISH EQUESTRIAN TEAM FOR SCOTLAND: Well done to Colm Kennedy of Ballycrogue who has been selected on the Irish Pony Club Mounted Games team for an international competition in Stirling, Scotland on April 23 and 24. Colm who is a member of the Carlow Hunt pony club is a pupil at Knockbeg College and has played Gaelic football at underage level for Tinryland G.F.C.

SYMPATHY: Deepest sympathy is extended to Mrs. Annette Barrett, Kilmeaney on the death of her mother Mrs. Nancy Sheridan, Kingscourt Co. Cavan recently and to John Carroll, Ballyloo on the death of her sister in law Joan Carroll (wife of Bill Carroll, formerly of Ballyloo) in England last week.

SCHOOL ENROLMENTS: Parents wishing to enrol children for September in Tinryland NS should do so in the next 2 weeks. Enrolment forms will be available from Margaret between 9 am and 1 pm. Mrs. Finnerty will be available to meet prospective parents between 2 pm and 3 pm.

SOCCER: Under 13 League. Burrin Celtic 0-2 St Joseph’s. Joey’s continue to push for their first ever title but they had to work hard to get the points from a very determined Burrin side. The game was difficult due to the wind and Joeys were fortunate to come away with the points. Joeys scored after 10 minutes when Dean Farrell cleverly beat the off side and ran though to slot a low shot past the keeper. Lee Buggle then came to Joeys rescue with a fine save to deny Burrin, HT 0-1
Burrin had most of the possession in the second half but were unable to break down a very dogged Joey’s side. With 1 minute left on the clock Darren Murphy did a David Beckham when he sent a long-range effort from his own half in to the Burrin net. Best for Joeys were Darren Murphy, Sean Conlan, Ruairi Keenan and Eric Bates

Under 12 League: St Joseph’s 10-0 Killoughternane. Joeys achieved their first win of the season against a very young Killoughternane side at home. Eric Bates scored 3, David Townsend 2, Eoin Maddock 2, Paul Costello, Adam Curran, and Ruairi Keenan all scored 1. Best for Joeys were Zoë Curran and Michael Foley

Under 9 League: St Josephs 1-4 Burrin Celtic. Joey’s tried hard and played some lovely football but were unable to contain an exciting young Burrin side. Finn Lynch scored to leave the half time score at 1-2 but try as they did the second half belonged to Burrin who scored a further 2 goals. Dylan Ramsbottom, Meghan Keenan and Aoife Maddock were outstanding.

ATHLETICS TRAINING: Athletics training for Tinryland/Bennekerry Community Games on Tuesday next, in Tinryland Parochial Fields at 7 pm. Training sessions will take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 7 and 8 pm for the coming months.

COMMUNITY GAMES: B/T took part in the Boys u12 Community Games soccer against Bagenalstown last week. Bagenalstown took a two-goal lead early in the game but B/T responded well with goals from Shane Webb and Diarmuid Walshe leaving the half-time score at 2 all. B/T came out very strong in the second half scoring 3 more goals, 2 from Marcus Lawlor and 1 from Ciaran Townsend. Final score B/T 5 Bagenalstown 2.
Any boys interested in playing u/10 Gaelic Football please contact Anne Lyons at 9140810.

HANDBALL: Bennekerry-Tinryland Boys Under 13 and 15 Handball Teams both won gold in the Carlow Community Games Finals last week.
In the Under 13 semi-final B/T were far too strong for St. Mary’s and won by 77 pts to 23 with Michael Lawlor, James Murphy, Cathal O’Toole and Cian Lawlor all playing well. The same quartet helped B/T to easily overcome Burrin in the final by 77 pts to 6. Eoin Maddock was the other member of this team.
The Under 15 team reached the final after a very comprehensive 105 pts to 2 win over Graiguecullen. This team went on to record a similar win by 105 pts to 3 over Ballon-Rathoe in the final. The winning team was Kevin Barrett, Brian Deane, David Townsend, Martin Deane and Dean Farrell. Great credit is due to Michael Nolan for his work with the teams.
The next event on the calendar is the Boys Under 10 and Girls Under 12 Football on Saturday next, April 16 in Eire Og.

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