Weekly News Roundup - Monday 24 Apr 2006
GREYHOUND FUNDRAISER IN ENNISCORTHY A HUGE SUCCESS: The first ever St. Joseph’s AFC fundraiser at Enniscorthy greyhound track on Monday 10th April was a huge success. A large number of people from the Tinryland area travelled to the track on the night, which helped to create a healthy tote return.
Many local punters who were having their first experience of dog racing were pleasantly surprised with the great entertainment on offer and there was a local winner in the nights draw when Bernie Whelan of Balllycrogue won a weekend for two at a Lynch Hotel.
A major effort went into the organisation of this event and the local soccer club were rewarded with a very good financial return which will help to offset the major expense of fielding 6 teams and catering for over 100 young soccer players from the Tinryland area.
There will be no Monthly Meeting held this month. The next club meeting will be held on the third Monday in May.
TOPS OF THE TOWN: The local variety group will compete in the Tops of the Town on Monday next 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.
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 in the next few days. 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.
SUCCESSFUL SPORTING DAY FOR MICK MOORE: Rathcrogue man Mick Moore had a very successful sporting day on Sunday, April 9. The current player manager of St. Josephs adult soccer team led his side to promotion from division 4 of the Carlow soccer league with a 1-0 away win against Baltin-glass early on Sunday afternoon which enabled Joey’s to finish runners up in the Hartgrove Construction division four to winners Nurney Villa. Mick then made his way to McGrath Park in Bagenalstown where he lined out and played a starring role for Tinryland’s Junior (A) squad in the SFL Division 3. Well done to Mick and his colleagues on gaining the first honours at adult level for the recently formed St Joseph’s adult team.
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, May 30. 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.