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Weekly News Roundup - Saturday 23 Apr 2005

Ann Marie Takes National Title

Congratulations are extended to Ann Marie Kehoe, Ballybar on her fine win in the All Ireland Dancing competitions held in the Helix, DCU recently. Ann Marie took Gold in the Reel Under 18 and a bronze in the Jig. With over 80 competitors in her events, this was an exceptional result. The 17 year old 5th year student in St. Leo’s took gold in the reel while at Under 13 level five years ago.
Aoife Glancy, Tinryland was 5th in the Reel/Jig Under 14 and was 19th overall in the championships while Lisa Deane, Moyle was also in the top 20% in the Under 15 section.
Niamh Redmond, Niamh Walshe, Aoife Byrne and Caoimhe Townsend were 6th out of 29 entrants in the Ceili Championships.
All are members of the O’Donoghue School of Dancing.

Community Game- Double Gold for Football Teams

Bennekerry-Tinryland took Gold in the Boys Under 10 and Girls Under 12 Gaelic Football competitions in the Carlow Community Games finals over the weekend.
In the Boys Under 10 tournament, B/T faced Ballon/Rathoe in the first game and proved to be too strong with the final score being 9-8 to 0-1. Scorers were Brian Mullen (2-2), Conor O’Toole (2-0), Sean Kirwan (2-0), Jack Brennan (1-3), Diarmuid Walshe (1-1), Adam Nolan (1-0), Cormac Duff and Aaron Purser (0-1) each.

In the second B/T easily accounted for Askea on a scoreline of 10-7 to 1-0. Scorers were Sean Kirwan (3-0), Brian Mullen (3-0), Jack Brennan (1-2), Mark Rennick (1-2), Conall O’Shea (1-0), Diarmuid Walshe (1-0), Conor O’Toole (0-2) and Mark Lawlor (0-1).

B/T met Graiguecullen in the final. This was a very high scoring game with B/T playing a good passing game throughout and scoring some fine goals. The second half was dominated by B/T who took the County title in style, winning by 7-9 to 1-0. The scorers were Sean Kirwan (2-2), Diarmuid Walshe (2-2), Brian Mullen (2-1), Conor O’Toole (1-1), Jack Brennan, Cormac Duff and Niall Rennick (0-1) each.

The team was Sean Kirwan, Conor O’Toole, Diarmuid Walshe, Jack Brennan, Mark Rennick, Cormac Duff, Brian Mullen, Finn Lynch, Michael Calvey, Andrew Hanley, Adam Nolan, Adam Murphy, Conall O’Shea, Odhlan Duff, Aaron Purser and Ian McGrath.
Great credit is due to Niall Rennick and Bernard Mullen for their work with this team.

The girls game was a straight final against Askea. B/T scored first with a point from Dearbhla Kelly and led by 1-5 to 0-1 at the interval. In the second half, Askea came more into the game but B/T held on to win by 2-8 to 2-3. Scorers for B/T were Amanda Kinsella (1-3), Dearbhla Kelly (1-3), Amy Moore and Roisin Breheny (0-1) each.

The team was Amanda Kinsella, Roisin Breheny, Dearbhla Kelly, Amy Moore, Vicky Lawlor, Aoife Byrne, Robin Long, Clodagh McGrath, Lauren McGrath, Cadi Lennon, Caoimhe McCreanor, Jemina Kirwan, Vivienne Nolan, Amy Lawlor, Orna O’Doherty and Aoibheann Webb.

Anyone interested in playing Under 11 or Under 14 Tag Rugby should contact Anne Lyons at 9140810.


There will be a coaching session for swimmers from Area 11 on Sunday May 1st between 9 and 10 am in Graiguecullen Pool. Those interested should contact Jacinta Doyle at 9141312 or Ann Condron 9133525.
The coach will be Paul Doogue.

Athletics Training

Athletics training for Tinryland/Bennekerry Community Games takes place in Tinryland Parochial Fields on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 7 and 8 pm for the coming months.
The area finals will be held in Bennekerry on Thursday May 19th.

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.


The St. Joseph’s Young Priests Society Pilgrimage to Knock takes place on Saturday June 25th. The bus will leave Tinryland at around 9 am and the cost per place is 15 Euro. Bookings and payments should be made by June 12th to Josie Kelly, Linkardstown at 087-8324656.

Churchgate Collection

The annual Churchgate Collection for the Irish Cancer Society will take place in St. Joseph’s Church, Tinryland on Saturday April 30th and Sunday May 1st. The society funds Care of Cancer patients through the home care team, free night nursing, cancer help line and the appointment of specialist cancer nurses. Helpline: free phone 1800 200 700.


The National Spring Clean is taking place between April 1st and 30th. Now in its 7th year, National Spring Clean is Ireland’s biggest anti-litter campaign. It encourages people from all walks of life to take pride in their local environment and to take action against litter.
There was an organised clean up day on Friday April 22nd in Tinryland NS. Carlow County Council provided a skip for the day.

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