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Weekly News Roundup - Sunday 19 Feb 2006

Presentations to former teacher

A SPECIAL mass was held recently in St. Joseph’s Church, Tinryland to acknowledge the teaching career of former teacher Mrs. Maire Foster.
The organist was Ms. Laura Ryan who also conducted the choir. After the mass, each class made presentations to her in the school PE room.
Mrs. Foster told the children that she was enjoying retirement and would always remember the kindness and co-operation of her past pupils and fellow staff.

QUIZ SUCCESS: Teams from Tinryland NS were very successful in the Carlow Credit Union Quiz on Friday last. The Senior team finished 3rd after a tiebreak for 2nd place. The team was Aaron Doyle, Harry Hennessy, Niall Fitzpatrick and Eoin Maddock.
The U-11 team also finished 3rd which was their best ever position. The team was Daniel Cumiskey, Diarmuid Walshe, Conor Nolan and Fiach Byrne.

ST. JOSEPHS A.F.C. NIGHT AT THE DOGS PLANNED FOR APRIL: St. Joseph’s soccer club are holding a sponsored greyhound race night on Monday, April 10 at Enniscorthy Greyhound Track. All support from parents and supporters is requested for sponsorship, advertisements in the race card and nominations for this fundraiser which has the potential to be very successful. This will be our major fundraiser/ social event for the year. Anyone interested can contact any committee member for details.
ST. JOSEPH'S A.F.C The next month-ly meeting will be held on Monday, February 20 in Tinryland N.S. at 8.30pm .These are open meetings and Everyone is invited to attend.This is where you get to have your say on how the club is run. St. Joseph's AFC need more people to help out with teams as team leaders,with a view to becoming coaches.No experience is necessary.

TINRYLAND’S X FACTOR: The search for Tinryland’s very own star with the X Factor is on, as Tinryland Variety Group is hosting a special fundraising night in the Clubhouse on Friday, February 24. The three judges for the event are some local well-known celebrities. Acting as mentors and judges on the night are Se·n Byrne, Josie Kelly and Paddy Delaney. Over the next few weeks, each judge will coach three acts. The audience on the night will choose the eventual winner. However, there are some twists planned for the event. Tickets are 5 and are now available in Jim Deane’s shop, the clubhouse, or from members of the variety group and a great night is ensured. The Variety Group is currently recruiting new members with both young and old welcome. Practices are each Tuesday at 8.00 pm in the Clubhouse. We would appreciate all singers, dancers, actors, and backstage crew for this year’s show in April or May. Anybody interested can contact Robert O’Neill on 0863501699.


PARACHUTE JUMP: There will be a parachute jump in aid of Tinryland National School and Senior Citizens group in the coming weeks. Jumpers and sponsors are sought for this fundraising event. All donations are welcome.
Sponsorship cards are available from Margaret in the School Office or from any member of the Parent’s committee: Mick Byrne at 086-3994185, Barbara Nolan at 087- 6464802 or Caroline Farrell at 086-3103680. All support would be greatly appreciated.

DRAUGHTS: Draughts training for Area 11 in this years Community Games competition for the U-10, 12 and 14 age groups has commenced and takes place in Bennekerry NS on Wednesdays between 7 pm and 8 pm.

COMMUNITY GAMES ART: Area finals of community games art will be held in the Tinryland Clubhouse, Rathcrogue on Sunday, March 5 at 3 pm. A meeting of area 11 committee members and anyone wishing to get involved in the 2006 games will be held in Rathcrogue tomorrow, Thursday, February 16 at 9 pm.

MEDAL PRESENTATIONS: Bennekerry/Tinryland ladies football team were presented with their medals at Tinryland GFC dinner dance on Friday last. There was 3 medals presented. They were winners in the minor A, runners up in the senior 11-aside and runners up in the senior Co. Championship. Pat McArdle congratulated the girls that were on the St. Leo’s school team that won the Leinster final and wished them the best of luck in the All-Ireland semi final due to be played soon. Chairperson Bernie Whelan paid great tribute to the girls and said they were very pleasant to work with. She thanked all the mentors for their great work during the year and Tinryland GFC for the invite to the dinner dance. Wishing both clubs every success for 2006.

HANDBALL: Congratulations to Adam Murphy and Diarmuid Walshe winner of Cumann na mBunscol U-11 Handball Doubles.

AN TAISCE: The application by Tinryland NS for the international Green Flag award has been successful. An Taisce’s Green-Schools Evaluation Committee, which makes the decision to award the Green Flag, was extremely impressed with the School’s program and made no hesitation in making their decision. The green flag will be presented at the National Awards ceremony on 1st March in An Taisce, Tailors Hall, Back Lane, Dublin 8. Following receipt of the Green Flag a local flag raising ceremony will be organised.

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