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Weekly News Roundup - Friday 15 Jul 2005

LOCAL TEAMS LOSE OUT IN LEINSTER FINALS: The Bennekerry/Tinryland teams who represented Carlow in the Leinster Finals were unlucky to lose out in their competitions over the weekend.

The Girls U.16 Basketball Team came up against Leixlip of Kildare in the semi-final. After being outplayed in the opening period, the local girls made a great effort in the 2nd half only to lose out by 40 pts to 32. The half time score was 25 pts to 9. The B/T team and scorers were Deirdre Doyle (18), Ciara Butler (6), Aisling Kinsella (6), Jamie Lee Doyle (2), Orla Canning and Mary Barrett.

The Boys U.10 Footballers came up against Newbridge in their semi-final. The young team got off to a great start and led at half time by 1-1 to 0-2. The Kildare side went on to turn the game around in the second half and eventually won on a score of 1-7 to 1-2.
The team was Brian Mullen, Sean Kirwan, Cathal Costello, Adam Nolan, Adam Murphy, Andrew Hanley, Jack Brennan, Mark Rennick, Macdara Burke, Ian McGrath, Finn Lynch, Cormac Duff, Michael Calvey, Conall O’Se, Conor O’Toole, Jennifer Butler and Odhlan Duff.

The Boys Under 13 Handball team put up a brave fight against Kildare team Confey in their semi-final and were unlucky to lose out by 70 pts to
61. The team was James Murphy, Cathal O’Toole, Michael Lawlor and Eoin Maddock. Great credit must go to Michael Nolan for his efforts with this team.

CEMETERY MASS: There was a large attendance at the Annual Cemetery Mass at St. Joseph’s Church, Tinryland on Friday last. Despite the overcast skies, the ceremony was conducted in its entirety in the graveyard grounds. The celebrant was Rev. John McEvoy PP who blessed the graves before the commencement of mass. Much work was put into tending the graves in the weeks leading up to the event. Parishioners Pat McArdle, Michael Kelly and Pert Nolan are to be commended for their efforts in ensuring the graveyard was in pristine condition for the night.

OFF TO TORONTO: Best wishes to Aideen Byrne, Ballybar Upper and Mary Barrett, Rathcrogue, who will travel to Toronto on Saturday, July 16 with Carlow Young Artists Choir. The choir accepted an invitation to be a featured artist choir-in-residence at the Choral Music Experience Institute for Choral Teacher Education at the University of Toronto from 16th -24th July. Culture Ireland awarded the choir a grant towards overall costs in recognising their efforts in promoting the arts abroad. Their solo performance will be in St. Basil’s (UT) on Sunday, July 17 and the final concert with over 100 choristers will take place on Saturday, July 23.

PILGRIMAGE: The St. Joseph’s Young Priests Society Pilgrimage to Our Lady’s Island, Wexford takes place on Sunday, July 24. The ceremonies on the day begin at 3 pm with a Mass, Procession and Benediction. The bus leaves Tinryland Village at 11.45 am and costs •10. For further information contact Josie at 087-8324656.

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