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Weekly News Roundup - Sunday 30 Apr 2006

Mrs. Maureen Doran

The sudden and untimely death at her residence of Maureen Doran, Tinryland on Wednesday morning last stunned her family, neighbours and friends.
Maureen, who was aged 64 years, had been in excellent health. A woman of great personality and charm, she found the sudden death of her husband Paddy during a GAA game in August 2002 devastating and never really recovered from the shock of such a traumatic event.
Maureen (nee Langton) was a native of Vicarstown Co. Laois. She was a lifelong supporter of Killeshin and Laois GAA teams. One of her proudest moments was watching her grandson Colm playing such a prominent part in winning the All Ireland Schools Gaelic Football Final with Knockbeg College last year.
In the 1970’s, Maureen and her family were deeply involved with Tinryland AC. A feature of many sports meetings back then were her battles with the late Mary Curran in the mothers race.
A keen gardener, she was a winner some years ago of an environmental awareness award for best roadside garden by Carlow County Council. She was heavily involved in the Holy Cross Sodality in Killeshin and was also associated with the Legion of Mary and Young Priests Society in Tinryland.
Moving tributes were paid to her at her funeral by her children Sean, Teresa, Miriam and June.
She will be deeply missed by her sons Pascal (Milford), Sean (Colorado), daughters Breda (San Francisco), Teresa (North Carolina) June and Miriam (Tinryland), sons in law, daughter in law, 10 grandchildren, cousins, relatives and friends.
A prayer service was held at her home on Friday at 6.30 o’c with removal to the Holy Cross Church, Killeshin on Saturday for Requiem Mass at 12 noon. The mass was celebrated by Fr. John Fingleton, Retired PP Graiguecullen, assisted by Fr. John Dunphy PP Graiguecullen and Fr. John McEvoy PP Tinryland.
Burial took place immediately afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.


Sympathy is extended to Anthony Murphy, Kyle on the death of his sister Maura Dixon who died recently in Cork and whose remains were interred in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Tinryland on Thursday.
Also to wife Joyce and extended family of Jim O’Connell, Ballybar who died last week.

Eilish Undertakes Sponsored Parachute Jump

Eilish Costello, Rathcrogue recently raised an outstanding €10,300 for St. Lazerian’s Special School and towards the provision of a school minibus through a sponsored parachute jump and bag packing in Tesco.
After 6 visits to Hacketstown, Eilish eventually got her chance recently to do the long-awaited parachute jump, which involved two freefalls in one jump.

School Enrolment for 2006

Parents wishing to enrol children for September 2006 should do so from now until Friday May 12th. Enrolment forms can be obtained from Margaret (School Sec.) at 059-9132156 or by calling to see the class teacher Mrs. Finnerty with your child between 2 and 3 pm during the school days.

Local Boys do well at Tulip soccer Tournament in Amsterdam

Local soccer players Ryan Curran, David O’Shea and Conor Byrne played a prominent role for the Carlow U15 soccer academy at the Tulip international tournament in Amsterdam over the Easter weekend. The Carlow team was captained by Ryan Curran of St. Josephs who had a tremendous tournament scoring two goals during the event that saw Carlow win 5 of their six games. David O’Shea (St. Josephs) was also one of Carlow’s top players in the Dutch event and he too got on the scoresheet scoring one of the goals of the tournament while Conor Byrne (Stretford) scored for Carlow in the 3rd place play off against Scottish outfit Glenrothe Strollers from Fife. During the tournament Carlow defeated Chenois of Switzerland, D.C.G. of Amsterdam, East End Athletic of Glasgow, and Cumbernauld Colts from Glasgow. Carlow were defeated at the semi final stage of the Dutch event by eventual winners Motherwell from Scotland but they had the satisfaction of winning the Fair Play award having received no yellow or red cards during the well organised event.. St. Joseph’s player Paddy Clarke played a prominent role for the Carlow no. 2 team that finished 8th overall in the tournament.

Community Games

Bennekerry/Tinryland Under 12 Boys Soccer team advanced to the Carlow Community Games Final after two excellent wins last week.

In the quarter final the Area 11 team hammered Tullow/Grange 11-1. Goals from Ciaran Townsend, Shane Webb, Marcus Lawlor and Conor O’Neill put B/T 4-0 at the interval. Further goals from Cormac Duff (2), Brian Mullen (2), Colin Townsend (2) and Diarmuid Walshe in the 2nd half reflected the complete dominance of Area 11 in this match.

The semi-final was another one-sided affair with the B/T boys defeating Graiguecullen 7-1 with goals from Conor O’Neill (2), Marcus Lawlor (2), Diarmuid Walshe (2) and Brian Mullen.

The squad was Ciaran Townsend, Diarmuid Walshe, Colin Townsend, Shane Webb, Harry Hennessy, Christophe Chall, Cian Lawlor, David O’Neill, Marcus Lawlor, Conor O’Neill, Michael Calvey, Brian Mullen, Danny Mernagh, Mark Rennick and Cormac Duff.

They will now face Rathvilly in the final on a date to be arranged.

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.

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