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Weekly News Roundup - Sunday 1 May 2005

Won National Handball Title

Congratulations are extended to Padraig Townsend, Ballyloo who along with David Donovan formed the Carlow team which won the national 40x20 U17 Doubles final at Mullingar recently beating a fancied Mayo pair of Tom Parsons and Shane Heraty. The first game was level in the early stages, but some great play from Donovan saw Carlow win 21-9. Mayo hit back and with Heraty in full flight, he began to dominate and Mayo had an early lead of 8- 4 and finally won to 11. The tiebreaker proved to be a thriller with the Mayo pair adding 8-3. Townsend and Donovan showed they were made of stern stuff, as they fought back to 7-8. Carlow returned to serve and great serves from both Townsend and Donovan saw them secure victory.

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.

Spring Clean Day

Pupils in Tinryland NS took their rubber gloves to school on Friday last to involve themselves in a major clean up of the school and its environs. The day was organised by the school green flag committee in conjunction with Jane Hennessy, Environmental Officer of Carlow County Council. The council supplied and skip for the day. The students gave their best and trudged wearily home in the evening happy that their task was complete to the satisfaction of all.

Parish Accounts

Fr. McEvoy thanked all the parishioners who contribute to the basket and envelope collection weekly at masses over the weekend. Over €34,000 was spent on Church and Parochial House refurbishments over the year. Some major work carried out during the year included tarmacadam of Church Car Park and the provision of new windows on the Parochial House. There was a deficit of €18,000 for the year. Fr. McEvoy felt that if some more parishioners would contribute during 2005, the deficit would be cleared.


Sympathy is extended to Brendan Farrell, Tinryland on the death of his father Tom, Oldtown, Nurney who died recently in St. Luke’s Hospital, Kilkenny after a short illness.


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.

Alzheimer Tea Day

Tea day hosts are now needed for the National Alzheimer’s Tea Day on Thursday May 5th. To register your tea break freephone 1850 931931.

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