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Weekly News Roundup - Thursday 26 Oct 2006

Community mourns death of a great parishioner

THE death occurred in the Mater Hospital, Dublin on Wednesday last, October 18 of Seamus Walshe of Park Lodge, Tinryland.
Seamus, who was 66 years, had been unwell for some time but had accepted his fate with great strength and courage.
A progressive farmer, he had his feet firmly on the ground and always was prepared to do any amount of voluntary work in the parish. He was unselfish in his efforts for the development of Tinryland GFC and Tinryland Athletic Club and many other organisations.
As a player he wore the blue and white jersey at all levels for many years and was very proud when his brother Joe captained Tinryland to their last Carlow Senior Title in 1981.
In recent years, he acted as club secretary, club treasurer and bar manager. He was involved in all the clubs major fund raising and in the words of Club Chairman Brendan Hayden “he wanted Tinryland GFC to be the best club in Ireland”.
To honour his contribution to Carlow GAA, a one minute silence was observed at last Sundays County Senior Football Final.
The hundreds of mourners that attended his funeral was testimony of the respect in which he was held.
His remains were removed from Healy’s Funeral Home, Pollerton Castle on Thursday evening to St. Joseph’s Church, Tinryland. Tinryland GFC members formed a large guard of honour from McArdles Cross to the Church. At his Requiem Mass on Friday, Chief Celebrant Fr. Tom Jordan (cousin) was assisted by Rev. John McEvoy PP Tinryland, Mon. Brendan Byrne ADM Tullow, Fr. Whelan PP Ballon/Rathoe, Fr. Sean Conlon PP Ballinakill, Fr. Gerry Byrne PP Graiguenamanagh, Fr. Tom Lawler PP Leighlinbridge, Fr. John Fingleton Graiguecullen and Fr. Conn Moloney, Carlow College.

Seamus will be sadly missed by his wife Sheila, sons Jimmy, Paul and Peter and daughter Maria, brother Joe (Ballybar), sisters Ber O’Kelly (Newcastle, Wicklow), Mary Harte (Sutton, Dublin), Helen Jordan (Leighlinbridge), Kate Walshe (Ros-common), Ann Tyndall (Sutton, Dublin), daughter in law Laura, son in law Billy Dawson, grandchildren Mark, Anna, Harry and Amy, relatives and friends.
He was pre-deceased by his son Brian in 1978.
Ni bheidh a leithéid ann aris.

FINAL DEFEAT: Tinryland NS Boys were defeated by Borris NS on a score of 3-5 to 2-4 in the final of the Cumann na mBunscol Div 2 competition in McGrath Park, Bagenalstown on Saturday last. In the semi final the previous Wednesday, the team had a great win over Rathvilly on a score of 7-4 to 5-6.
Playing with the breeze against Borris the team led by 1-3 to 1-2 at half time. Borris scored two early goals in the second half and despite the best efforts in the final minutes, Tinryland had to settle for silver.
Scorers for Tinryland were Diarmuid Walshe (0-4), Ciaran Townsend and Mark Curran (1-0) each.
The panel was Christophe Chall, Fiach Byrne, Owen O'Gorman, Mark Curran, Colin Townsend, Diarmuid Walshe, Ciaran Townsend, Eoin Fenlon, Mark Lawlor, Cathal Costello, Craig Farrell and Shane Kavanagh.

TINRYLAND JUVENILE G.F.C. HALLOWEEN DISCO: Tinryland Juvenile G.F.C. will hold a Halloween disco on Tuesday next, October 31 commencing at 7 p.m. There will be a prize for the best horror fancy dress. Admission is •2. All juvenile members are invited to attend.

TABLE QUIZ: Staplestown Parish will host a Table Quiz in Tinryland GAA clubhouse on Wednesday, November 1, at 8.30pm sharp. All are invited to attend.

MILFORD GFC: Training continues in the Milford GAA grounds on Wednesday and Friday nights. The club is looking forward to their Junior Championshop final against Mount Leinster Rangers. The date for the final has not been fixed yet but should take place shortly. The club qualified for the final on September 23 last. The players and mentors are putting in a great effort in preperation for the big event.

CYCLING NEWS: Carlow Road Cycling Club will hold an end of season tour of Carlow on Sunday next, October 29. This will be a 40 mile cycle which will skirt around part of the Carlow border going through Fenagh, Borris, Bagenalstown and back to Carlow town. Entry fee for the cycle will be •20 and all monies raised will go to the Holy Angles Centre in Carlow. The event will start from the Éire "g Clubhouse at 10am on the Sunday morning and refreshments will be served at the finish. The event is open to all experienced cyclists in the area and good support would be appreciated. For further infromation please contact Ray McKenna on 086 - 6415160 or Paddy Hayden on 087 - 62929053.

TIDY TOWNS: There will be a meeting of the local Tidy Towns committee on Monday next, October 23 in Tinryland NS at 7.30pm. All are welcome to attend.

SYMPATHY: Sympathy is extended to Ms. Pauline Mannion, Ballyloo on the death of her Paddy Reilly of Graiguecullen. Remains were removed to Graiguecullen Church on Sunday and burial took place in Sleaty Cemetery on Monday.

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