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Weekly News Roundup - Sunday 19 Mar 2006

Community Games Basketball

The final of the Girl’s u13 Community Games basketball took place on Thursday at St. Leo’s gym when Bennekerry/Tinryland took on St. Lazerians. First half scores came from Roisin Breheny (5 pts) and Amanda Kinsella (2 pts) which left B/T leading by 7-3 at the break. In the second half B/T extended their lead with scores from Alison Farrell (5pts), Roisin Breheny (2pts) and Amanda Kinsella (1pt). This was a very low scoring game that saw B/T winning by 15pts to St. Lazerians 7pts. The team was: Roisin Breheny, Amanda Kinsella, Lauren McGrath, Jemina Kirwan, Derbhla Kelly, Jenny Doheny, Amy Lawlor, Vivienne Nolan and Alison Farrell. Great credit is due to Eddie Corcoran and Joe Doheny.
The team will now compete in the 1st round of the Leinster competition in the coming months.

Community Games Art Results

Brothers Fionnan and MacDara Burke both took gold in the Carlow Community Games Art Finals in the Presentation College on Saturday last. They will now advance to the National finals, which will be held in Mosney Co. Meath in September. The following are the results:

U8 – Cuan Burke 4th.
U10 – Fionnan Burke 1st.
U10 – Cathal Costello 3rd.
U12 – Mcdara Burke 1st.
U12 – Aoife Kavanagh 4th.

School Team Win Quiz

The Tinryland NS team of Harry Hennessy, Aaron Doyle, Niall Fitzpatrick and Cathal Whelan were excellent winners of the Cumann na mBunscol Schools Quiz which was held in Bagenalstown on Thursday last.
Tinryland edged out St. Brigid’s NS in a tie break after the teams were level at the end of the night. 20 teams from around the county took part.

Clonmore Rambling House Group to visit Tinryland G.F.C.

A music night with a difference is planned for Tinryland G.F.C. on Friday 31st March when the famous Clonmore Rambling House group will perform in aid of the Carlow branch of the Alzheimer Society of Ireland. Following the huge success of the Tinryland X factor which recently packed the club it is hoped that local music supporters will once again turn out in large numbers for this very worthy cause. Tickets are currently on sale at €5 and refreshments will be served on the night. Further details from Teresa Power or any member of the club.

Mr. Jim McDonnell

The death took place in the Sacred Heart Hospital on Saturday March 4th of Jim McDonnell, late of Cloughna.
Jim, who was aged 66 years, had been unwell for some months. A very patriotic man, who always insisted on buying Irish, he was also very involved in vintage machinery rallies and travelled to events throughout Ireland and England and possessed an old oil engine himself. He loved travelling and visited Lourdes, Medjugorje and the USA.
Jim was a loyal follower of Milford GFC and his father and uncles were championship winners with the club in 1926. A generous man, he also contributed to many local charities.
His remains were removed from his residence “The Pines”, Cloughna to St. Joseph’s Church, Tinryland on Monday evening and was buried in the local cemetery after Requiem Mass on Tuesday. He is survived by his sisters Ms. Joan McDonnell, Cloughna and Mrs. Phyllis Ryan, Green Road, relatives and friends.


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

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