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Weekly News Roundup - Friday 5 Aug 2005

Local soccer players Ryan Curran, David O’Shea and Conor Byrne will face quality opposition at three different venues in the coming week. The boys have been picked for International U15 trials, which take place in Shannon Co. Clare and Newbridge, today, Wednesday, and on Friday next. In addition David and Conor have been selected on the FAI South East squad for the week long Umbro Galway Cup which will be held in the western capital from Monday, August 8 until Friday, August 12.
The Umbro Galway Cup is the first major underage international tournament to be held in the Republic of Ireland and the FAI South East squad will compete in the elite group that includes Glasgow Celtic, Preston North End, Calgary Foothills from Canada and the Irish U15 development squad.

WEDDING: The wedding took place in St. Joseph’s Church, Tinryland on Friday last of Niamh Foster, daughter of Liam and Maire, Tinryland and Des Whitty, son of Dessie and Ann-Marie, Talbot Terrace, Carlow.
The Nuptial Mass was celebrated by Fr. John McEvoy PP.
Best man was Edward Whitty and the groomsmen were Jaime Dowling and Paul Brennan. The bridesmaids were Deirdre Foster, Caroline Ryan and Jennifer Brennan. The ushers were Brian Foster and William Kelly.
The reception was held in the Dolmen Hotel, Carlow and the honeymoon is being spent in Mauritius and Dubai.

MR. JIM SUTTON: The death took place on Thursday last in the Sacred Heart Hospital, Carlow of Jim Sutton, Graiguealug. Jim was the last surviving member of his family, having being pre-deceased by his brothers Paddy, Mick, Ned and Tom and sister Mrs. Tess Aughney.
Jim, who was aged 88 years, lived and farmed in Graiguealug all his life. He was very involved in sport and helped to re-establish the Fighting Cocks GFC some 50 years ago having also been a good footballer in his day.
He also had a great love of card playing and horse racing and travelled to Cheltenham on numerous occasions.
Jim spent the last years of his life in nursing homes in Thomastown and in the Sacred Heart Home.
His remains were removed from the Sacred Heart Hospital, Carlow to St. Joseph’s Church, Tinryland on Saturday.
Requiem Mass took place on Sunday at 11 am and burial took place afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.

The death also took place during the week of Mary Freeman, 32 St. Patrick’s Avenue, Carlow and formerly of Quinagh.
She grew up in the CIE Stonehouse in Quinagh and helped to operate the signal crossing for many years. Pre-deceased by her only brother, she was buried in Tinryland on Wednesday last.

RESIDENTS ASSOCIATION: A residents association meeting of Dun Na Ri, Tinryland was held in Tinryland NS on Tuesday July 12th last.
A new committee was chosen with the officers elected being Lorraine Brennan (chairperson), Michelle Ryan (secretary), Angela Guidera (treasurer) and Kathleen Curran (PRO).
Frances Curran and Sharon O’Sullivan were selected as representatives to deliver information to houses on the estate.
The committee also hope to avail of their county council grant to purchase a ride-on lawnmower, petrol strimmers, shrubs and trees, benches, speed ramps and safety signs.
It is also hoped to have a collection for the residents assocation at the start of every month.

ROME PILGRIMAGE: There will be a pilgrimage to Rome and San Giovanni for Bagenalstown and surrounding parishes for 7 nights starting on Friday, August 19. This trip includes a guided tour of Rome and visits to St. Peter’s Square, the Vatican, Sistine Chapel and Trevi Fountain. Also visiting the tombs of Pope John Paul’s and Padre Pio at San Giovanni.
The cost of the pilgrimage is •1,130 including flights, accommodation, airport taxes and insurance.
For further information contact Top Class Travel at 059-9723454.

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