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Weekly News Roundup - Sunday 25 Sep 2005

Tidy Towns

Tinryland Village once again gained its highest mark to date when the results for the National Tidy Towns Competition were announced last week. The score of 194 out of 300 (64.6%), an improvement of 7 marks on last year's total continues Tinryland’s improved showing in the competition since first entering some 6 years ago and an increase of 20 points on the score of 174 just three years ago.
In the overall developmental approach, the adjudicators felt that a map and work programme, which was essential, was not submitted by the committee and though a grant had been given for the handball alley, no work had taken place in the meantime. For Tinryland to advance in this area, a works programme was needed as well as work on restoring some areas in the village. In the Built Environment area, all buildings in the village were seen as well maintained particularly the shop and the local school. However it was felt that the church would need painting before next year’s competition and the restoration of the handball alley would be eagerly anticipated. The landscaping work in the village was praised particularly around the school and car park while the village was seen as practically litter free on the day of judging apart from minor traces of litter around the handball alley. The report also mentioned that there was scope for additional incidental landscaped spaces throughout the village. The housing estates and open spaces in the village were all seen as looking very well and many nice gardens added to the appearance of the village. It was felt however that the signs on the approach roads were somewhat grubby thus creating a bad first impression of the village and hedgerows on the Nurney Road were also extremely overgrown on judging day. The importance of the presentation of these approach roads were stressed and the adjudicators said that they should appear to be natural without looking wild and neglected at the same time. The general impression was that Tinryland is a very nice village and had improved a great deal since last year with the continued potential to do very well in the competition. The breakdown of marks was as follows: Overall Developmental Approach: 30/50, The Built Environment: 26/40, Landscaping 30/40, Wildlife and Natural Amenities 16/30, Litter Control 22/40, Tidiness 16/20, Residential Areas 22/30, Roads, Streets and Back Areas 25/40 and General Impression 7/10.

Mr. Ted Dermody

The family, neighbours and friends of the late Ted Dermody were stunned with his sudden death at his home in Powerstown on Sunday September 16th. Ted, who was 76 years was the 3rd member of his family to die in the last year following the deaths of brothers Martin (Feb 2004) and Jim in March of this year.
Ted was a quietly spoken man who was described by chief celebrant Fr. John McEvoy PP as a great man to tell stories and with a great love for the land. He excelled at DIY and was a collector of items of antique value. He married Lizzie (nee Heffernan) in 1964 and they shared the same birthday on May 20th. He lived for his family and worked in the Tannery in Milford and subsequently with the Irish Sugar Company until his retirement.
At his Requiem Mass, daughter Roisin played his favourite song “The Town I Loved So Well” on the classical flute while son Vincent recited the poem “If” by Rudyard Kipling. The readings were by daughter Colette and family friend Mary Sheedy while son Eamonn took his pipe up to the altar as an offertory gift.
Remains were removed from Carpenter Bros. Funeral Home, Barrack St. Carlow on Wednesday to St. Joseph’s Church, Tinryland (via his residence) for 7.30 pm Funeral Mass. Burial took place in the adjoining cemetery after 11 am Requiem Mass on Thursday.
He is survived by his wife Lizzie, sons Liam, Eamonn and Vincent, daughters Colette and Roisin, grandson Oisin, brother Tony, relatives and friends.

Girls Teams Take County Titles

Bennekerry-Tinryland played Mount Leinster Rangers in the Carlow Under 14 final recently and went on to win by 7-5 to 1-2. This was the 3rd title in a row for the local girls. B/T scored five goals in the first half through Liz Lowry, Jamie Lee Doyle, Amy Dwyer, Danielle Power and Zoe Curran. In the second period, further scores from Jamie Lee Doyle (2-2) and Aisling Kinsella (0-2) ensured a comfortable victory.
The team was Jessica O’Neill, Caoimhe Townsend, Ciara Butler, Niamh Walshe, Aoife Byrne, Kate Dooley, Niamh Mullins, Aisling Kinsella, Paula Murphy, Danielle Power, Elizabeth Lowry, Samantha Sheehy, Zoe Curran, Jamie Lee Doyle, Amy Dwyer. Subs Niamh Redmond, Rebecca Fields, Amanda Kinsella, Katie Doyle, Vivienne Nolan, Dearbhla Kelly, Shauna Fitzpatrick and Keilegh Delaney.
The Under 12 Girls team won the County decider with a very good 6-1 to 2-1 win over O’Hanrahan’s on Friday night. This was an excellent game with the two teams playing nice football throughout.
B/T led by 2-1 to 0-1 courtesy of scores from Amanda Kinsella (1-0), Lauren McGrath (1-0) and Lauren Dwyer (0-1). In the 2nd half, Lauren McGrath completed a hat trick with 2 more goals with other 3 pointers coming from Amanda Kinsella and Dearbhla Kelly.
The team was Tanya Curran, Caoimhe McCreanor, Niamh Redmond, Una McVeigh, Katie Doyle, Vivienne Nolan, Eimear Fahy, Caoimhe Townsend, Jemina Kirwan, Lauren McGrath, Aoife Byrne, Dearbhla Kelly, Niamh O’Neill, Amanda Kinsella and Lauren Dwyer.
With a squad of 35 players, hopes are high for this team in the future.

B/T Girls Under 16 team eased to victory in their opening championship game against MLR with Sinead Lyons leading the way with a personal tally of 3-5. Others to score on the day were Lisa O’Regan (2-1), Amy Dwyer (1-3), Audrey Brown and Bernie Morrissey (0-2) each, Liz Lowry, Aisling Kinsella and Jessica O’Neill (0-1) each. Other team members were Clodagh Condell, Samantha Sheehy, Ciara Butler, Clodagh Behan, Emma O’Regan, Carrie Lawlor, Sarah Doyle, Paula Murphy and Amanda Cassidy.


The Board of Management of Tinryland NS will meet in the Parochial House on Tuesday September 27th at 8 pm.

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