Weekly News Roundup - Sunday 2 Apr 2006
Local Girls Reach All Ireland Schools Final
Bennekerry-Tinryland Girls Football Team were very well represented on the St.Leo's College side which won the All-Ireland Schools Girls Football Semi-Final against Colaiste Na Sceilige, Caherciveen, Kerry on Wednesday last. This is a great boost for the local team who had the following players on the panel: Sinead Lyons (2 pts), Christine Scully, Deirdre Doyle, Niamh O'Regan, Gloria Nolan, Mary Barrett, Emma O'Regan and Caoimhe Whelan.
The committee and mentors wish the team the best of luck in
Training for Bennekerry/Tinryland girls from Under 14 to senior
level takes place every Wednesday night from 7-8pm.
Mrs. Maire Foster was the recipient of a laptop and computer accessories from various parish bodies at an enjoyable function held in Tinryland GAA Centre, Rathcrogue on Friday last.
Rev. John McEvoy PP thanked her for her contribution to the school and various parish organizations. Maire was also complimented on her many extra-curricular activities she engaged in such as school concerts, first communions and various fund-raising activities for the school.
Maire thanked all the organizers and the many parishioners who attended and to her former colleagues and Margaret the school secretary.
To mark her families strong connection with Tinryland GFC including husband Liam, son Brian and the late John Doyle, she presented principal Denis Shannon with a set of jerseys for the school.
The Late Tommy Ryan
The death occurred in St. Luke’s Hospital, Kilkenny on Friday last of Tommy Ryan, Graiguenaspideogue.
Tommy, who was aged 83 years, was actively farming up to January when he first became unwell after enjoying remarkable good health throughout his life.
In recent years, he concentrated on dry stock and sheep and he was noted for the neatness of his farmyard and expertise as a farmer.
He was a lifelong supporter of Tinryland GFC. In a graveyard oration, club chairman Brendan Hayden described Tommy’s involvement as a player with Tinryland in the 1940’s. Both Tommy and Brendan played together in a successful junior team of 1953.
He was predeceased by his brother Johnny some 5 years ago and was the last surviving member of his family.
The large attendance present at his funeral was testimony to the high esteem in which he was held over a wide area.
He is survived by his relatives, the Lawlor and Dunphy families of St. Mullin’s and Borris, where his mother originally came from and a wide circle of friends.
His remains were removed from Kearney’s funeral home, Fenagh to St. Joseph’s Church, Tinryland on Friday evening.
He was buried in the local cemetery on Saturday after Requiem Mass where Rev. John McEvoy PP was the chief celebrant.
The marriage took place recently in Seipeal McDara, Carraroe, Co. Galway of Cornelius Guidera of St. Joseph’s Terrace, Tinryland and Reiltin Ni Flaharta of Carraroe.
The best man was PJ Murphy, Castletown. The honeymoon is being spent in the USA and the couple will live in the Dublin area.
Irish Wheelchair Association
The Cork to Carlow cycle meeting will take place on Thursday 6th April at 8pm in the Seven Oaks Hotel, Athy Road, Carlow
Ladies Mini Marathon
Runners and Sponsors are sought in support of the Holy Angels Day Care
Centre, Carlow. Cards are available from Sharon, Catherine or Geraldine,
Forthcoming Pilgrimage to Fatima
The pilgrimage to Fatima takes place from Tuesday 23rd to Tuesday 30th May 2006. The cost of this seven-day full-board stay in a Hotel in Fatima is €629. The normal basis is in twin bed rooms. Booking forms and further information may be obtained from the Parochial House. Fr John McEvoy PP is Spiritual Director to this pilgrimage. A deposit of €150 is required with the application form.
Tinryland NS had mixed luck in the recent primary schools basketball competition. Playing at home, the boys and girls teams scored a notable double against Paulstown. Playing away against Leighlinbridge NS, the boy’s team were narrowly beaten while the home girls team were far too strong for Tinryland.
The teams were coached by Martina Hickey and Barbara Nolan.
Athletics training for Bennekerry/Tinryland Community Games has now resumed for the forthcoming months.
Training sessions will take place in Tinryland Parochial Fields on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 7 and 8 pm for the coming months.
There will be a bus traveling to Offaly on Sunday April 9th.
The group will first travel to Edenderry where Mrs. Marie McKeown will meet the group with a hat which was worn by the renowned healing priest Fr. John McWey and is said to have special healing powers
Afterwards going to Daingean to visit the grave of Fr. Mullen.
For further information please contact Eithne Ryan at 9722004 or Brendan Dunne at 9132392
Those interested should contact any of the above before Monday next.