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Weekly News Roundup - Thursday 7 Sep 2006

ATHLETES from Bennekerry/ Tinryland had another successful weekend at the National Community Games Finals.

The Boys U-12 Relay team were the surprise package when after a shaky semi-final they had an excellent baton change to take gold in Sunday’s final.
The team of Conor O’Neill, Adam Murphy, Brian Mullen, Diarmuid Walshe and Marcus Lawlor did Carlow proud with a superb run in the final. Great credit must go to 17-year-old Philip Condron from Rutland, himself a former gold medal winner in Mosney, who has coached the team since last April.
The fancied Boys U-16 team were in great form from the start and after easing through their heats, led the final from gun to tape to take a well-deserved gold medal.
The team was Jeff Sutton, Darren Murphy, Ciaran Williamson, Christopher Costello and Michael Mullen.
Darren Murphy must surely be Carlow’s most prolific winner in Mosney having won a medal practically every year since he first represented his county as an U-8.

The best individual display from a local athlete came from Marcus Lawlor who was 2nd in the Boys U-12 100m while Deirdre Doyle took bronze in the Girls U-16 Marathon. Others to perform well were Sean Kirwan who was 5th in the Boys U-10 200m, Chris Costello who was 5th in the Boys U-16 High Jump and Greg Murphy who was 8th in the Boys U-14 Shot Putt.
Former relay star Christopher Cleary along with Tasha Lyons and Jim Morgan have over the summer prepared athletes from the area as well as some other Carlow athletes and deserve great praise for their roles.

PAULVILLE AND JACKSON CUPS FOR LEO: Leo Brennan of Castletown had a very successful day at the recent Tullow show. In only his 3rd time to enter, he won the prestigious Jackson Cup for most points in the garden section and the Paulville Cup for being the leading exhibitor in the potato section.
He won prizes in the apple, onion, cabbage, lettuce, turnip and potato sections and in all won 7 1sts, 6 2nds and 5 3rds.
Leo, who works for Burnside Engineering in Tullow, was delighted with his wins despite it being a challenging summer for garden produce.

MRS. HANNAH NOLAN: The death occurred recently of Mrs. Hannah Nolan (nee Deane) of Powerstown after a short illness at her daughter Maureen Dobb’s house.
Hannah, who was aged 81 years, was the youngest of the Deane family of Kyleballyhue. She was a great family person and was renowned for her humour. She was also a kind and helpful neighbour.
She was predeceased by her husband Liam in 1996 and also by her sister May Lynch.
Her Requiem Mass was celebrated by Fr. John McEvoy PP Tinryland and she was interred in the local cemetery last weekend.
She is survived by her sons Sean and Jim, daughters Maureen and Olive, sister Ciss Brennan (Nurney), brothers Mick, Paddy and Jim, grandchildren, relatives and friends.

PILGRIMAGE: To mark the end of the pilgrimage season at Our Lady’s Island, a bus will leave Carlow Coach Park on Friday, September 8 at 4 pm.
Seats are available at a cost of •10 and may be booked by ringing Kathleen at 9133292.
The Padre Pio National Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine also takes place on Sunday, September 17.
For further information please contact Eithne Ryan at 9722004 or Brendan Dunne at 9132392.

ST. JOSEPH’S YOUNG PRIESTS SOCIETY: The monthly meeting and period of adoration which was planned for Friday, September 8 has been deferred. Regular meetings will resume on the First Friday in October.

ST. JOSEPH’S JUVENILE AFC: The soccer season has begun with matches due to start next week. The AGM will be held on Friday night next, September 8 in Tinryland N.S. Registration for the 2006/2007 seasons will take place at this meeting. All new and former members are asked to attend, along with one parent from each household.

PARISH COLLECTION FOR ZAMBIAN MISSION: On the weekend of Saturday and Sunday, August 26 and 27 the church offertory collection was for Fr. Eamonn Hayden’s mission in Lusaka. The people of the parish responded very generously, and a cheque was presented to Fr Hayden. Good wishes and bon voyage to Fr. Eamonn on his return to Zambia this week.

WEDDING: The wedding took place in St. Joseph’s Church, Tinryland on Friday last of Jim Cole, son of Eric and Frankie, Ballybar, and Mary Bolger, daughter of Jim and Mary Bolger, Springdale, Tullow Rd. Carlow. The chief celebrant was Rev. Aodhan Marken, Chaplain, and St. Peter’s College, assisted by Rev. John McEvoy, P.P. Tinryland. The groomsmen were Eric and Brian Cole, with Mary Hurley and Lee Bolger as bridesmaids.
The ushers were Dale Bolger and Joe Cole. The reception was held in Ballykealy Hse. And the couple will spend their honeymoon in Sorrento, Italy.

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