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Weekly News Roundup - Thursday 9 Nov 2006

TIDY TOWNS RESULTS: The local tidy towns committee recently held a number of competitions for the village area. The gardens were seen as very appropriate to the village setting and the colourful window boxes, hanging baskets and standard of flowers and shrubs were highly commended.

The following are the results:

Category A: Hanging Basket Competition: 1st, Mick Kinsella and Noleen Dillon, St Martin’s Terrace; 2nd, Ann and Padraig McNally, St Joseph’s Terrace.

Category B: Window Box Competition: 1st, Pat O’Neill, Tinryland; 2nd, Tinryland National School; Highly commended, Christine and Tom Moore, Rathcrogue.

Category C: Country Garden Competition: 1st, Rhonda McCann, Tinryland; 2nd, Dan O’Neill, Tinryland; Highly commended, Christine and Tom Moore, Rathcrogue.

Category D: Village Garden Competition: 1st, Noreen Madden, Vectis House, Tinryland; 2nd, Pat O’Neill, Tinryland; 3rd, Joe Nolan, Dun a Ri; Highly commended, Marie O’Gorman, Dun a Ri; Bill Doyle, Dun a Ri; Kay Scully, Tinryland; Mick Kinsella and Noleen Dillon, St Martin’s Terrace

REACHING OUT: Tinryland Parish Magazine - Work has commenced to prepare the Reaching Out magazine for 2006. Articles, reports or photos from individuals, clubs, societies and the school would be very welcome. They should be dropped into Maureen Byrne, Ballybar Upper or emailed to by November 24 please.

PTAA DINNER DANCE: The Carlow Region PTAA Annual Dinner Dance will be held in the Lord Bagenal Inn, Leighlinbridge on Friday, November 10 at 8.30 pm. Music will be by Blue Lace and the admission is €23.

CARLOW LEADER: Carlow Leader is currently planning for the next programme from 2007 to 2013. The Board of Carlow Leader invites submissions from individuals and groups on actions and strategies which would improve the quality of life in rural areas and diversify the rural economy (tourism, craft, speciality food, environmental and renewable energy and agricultural sectors.) Submissions must be received on or before 5.30 pm on November 27th to Carlow LEADER, McGrath Hall, Bagenalstown Co. Carlow. For more information contact Fiona on 059-9720733 or check www.carlowleader. ie

WEDDING: The wedding took place in St. Joseph’s Church, Tinryland on Friday last of John Farrell, son of John and Eveleen, Pine View, Ballybar and Caoimhe Ni Mhorda, daughter of Noel and Colma, Sharon Avenue, Carlow.
The chief celebrant was Fr. John McEvoy PP. The best man was Lar Wall while the groomsmen were Eamonn and William Farrell and Paul Hennessy and the bridesmaids were Orlaith Ni Mhorda, Susan Geaney, Kate O’Byrne and Niamh Walshe.
The reception was held afterwards in Kilkea Castle and the honeymoon is being spent in South Africa.

TINA CELEBRATES 40TH: A large crowd of over 200 family and friends from all over Ireland and abroad gathered in Level One, Tullow St. Carlow as Tina Doyle, Rathcrogue celebrated her 40th birthday on Friday last.
A very popular member of Tinryland AC, Tina (nee Delaney) was also joined on her special night by husband Sean, daughter Shauna and sons Aaron and Ciaran.

SYMPATHY: Sympathy is extended to Mr. Joe Roche, Kilmeaney on the death of his father Kevin in Tullow during the week.

IN the Leinster Cross Country in Rathdrum Co. Wicklow on Sunday last there were once again fine displays from Tinryland underage athletes with Deirdre Doyle finishing 4th in the Girls U-17 event and Jenny Doheny taking 8th place in the U-13 event

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