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Weekly News Roundup - Sunday 9 Apr 2006

Dun A Ri Official Opening

Minister of State Noel Ahern TD, Dept. of the Environment, Heritage and local government performed the opening ceremony of the Dun na Ri estate in Tinryland on Thursday last. Also present were MJ Nolan, TD, Carlow County Manager Joe Crockett, County Council Chairman Michael Meaney, local councilors Jim Townsend (Labour), Enda Nolan (Fianna Fail), Walter Lacey (PD), Mary Whyte (Green), Denis Foley (Fine Gael), Bernie O’Brien and other officials of Carlow County Council.
A new sculptured artistic feature was unveiled. The artist was John O’Connor of Waterford. The work represents ‘Dun a Ri - the Kings Fort’ and is intended as a welcoming focus. The Parish Priest Fr. John McEvoy also blessed the estate and its residents.

(Photo of artistic feature at Dun Na Ri, Tinryland attached)

Two Parishioners Receive Young Citizen Award

Congratulations are extended to Robert O’Neill, Tinryland on receiving the Young Citizen Award when he was presented with a silver pin at a special function at Aras an Uachtarain by President Mary McAleese recently. Robert was nominated for this award by Tinryland Area Development Association through Carlow Co. Council.

The Awards Scheme provides an opportunity to acknowledge the contribution of young people in local communities.

Patricia Kate Morrissey from Milford was also nominated for the award. Robert and Patricia will join five other young people from Carlow in a reception in the County Buildings on the 11th April, where they will receive the of Young Citizen Award Certificates for the European Year of Citizenship through Education.

(Photo of Robert O’Neill with President McAleese attached).

Tops of the Town

Tinryland Variety Group are once again performing in the Carlow Tops of the Town Competition this year.
Tina Doyle, Enid McCreanor, Ann Marie Maher, Robert O’Neill & Marie Farrell represented the Tinryland group at the launch of the competition which was held in the Tullow two weeks ago.
The group will compete on Monday 24th April at Father Murphy Memorial Hall, Tullow. The finalists will be announced following Tinryland’s performance on the night. This year’s show is entitled ‘Dancing Through Time’, and promises to be another great one with a few surprises planned. The show is once again produced and choreographed by Robert O’Neill. Tina Doyle is looking after the costume department again this year, with a few surprises planned, and costumes being flown over from specialists in England for the show.

The recent fundraiser ‘Tinryland’s X Factor’ will help toward the cost of running the production. As there are large crowds expected, Tinryland will be issued a limited number of tickets prior to the show, so anybody interested in coming to support the group should let a committee member know as soon as possible. However, tickets can be bought on the night but these are on a first come first served basis, so supporters are asked to come early.

St Joseph’s AFC Night at the Dogs

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. Please support us on the night by travelling to this social event which should prove to be a very enjoyable night for children and adults alike.
Support from parents, supporters and the general public on the night would be greatly appreciated.
Anyone interested can contact any committee member for details.

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,
Phone: 9143911.

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.

Community Games

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.

Table Quiz

A table quiz will be held in aid of Staplestown Parish on Wednesday 19th April at 8.30pm in Tinryland GFC. A table for 4 will cost €20, all support will be greatly appreciated.

Dan Celebrates 80th

Congratulations to Dan O’Neill of Linkardstown who recently celebrated his 80th birthday. Over 100 neighbours, relatives and friends gathered to celebrate the occasion with Dan and his wife Maggie on Saturday last at the Tinryland G.A.A. clubhouse.

Popular Dan who worked for many years in the racing industry was thrilled with the large turnout and the top class musical entertainment provided by musician Billy Kirwin. Dan who is a native of Kilgreaney has lived in Tinryland for many years. He was joined on the night by six of his sisters and members of the extended O’Neill and Townsend families.

Another successful night of music in Tinryland

Tinryland G.F.C. was the venue for another successful night of music, song and storytelling on Friday last when the Clonmore Rambling House group entertained a large audience. Last Fridays function was held in aid of the Carlow branch of the Alzheimers association and the organisers were very happy with the support from the Tinryland area. Well done to local organiser Theresa Power and her hard working team for organising this event.

Greg Murphy wins bronze medal at European karate championships

Thirteen years old Greg Murphy from Ballyloo further enhanced his growing reputation in the sport of karate when he won a bronze medal at the recent European championships in Budapest Hungary. Son of Mick and Marie Murphy Greg is a member of the very successful Carlow Karate club where he is coached by one of Ireland’s top martial arts experts Patsy Whelan. Greg who is a first year student at Carlow C.B.S. and a member of Tinryland G.F.C. will now prepare for the World championships which will be staged in Romania next July.

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