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Weekly News Roundup - Thursday 30 Nov 2006

ESB to honour Paddy Dowling with comissioned plaque

THE ESB heritage committee are to honour Mr. Paddy Dowling, engineer and one of the early pioneers of rural electrification. A special commissioned plaque will be unveiled on the school wall on Thursday (today) at 11.45am. Attending the ceremony will be the late Mr. Dowling's children Jim and Maureen O'Grady, and members of the extended Dowling family. Carlow Co. Council members and ESB personnel will be in attendance. Tinryland parish was one of the first rural parishes to get electricity in the 40s. Mr Dowling, a native of Linkardstown was a key to this achievement.

JIMMYBACK IN CLUBHOUSE: Well known Cork folk singer Jimmy Crowley will perform his unique blend of music, song and stories when he returns to Tinryland GFC on this coming Friday, December 1at 9 30pm. This will be the third successive year for Jimmy to perform in the club and it is hoped that a good turnout will be in attendance on the night. Tickets will be available on the door at at •5 each.

ANN ELECTED PRESIDENT OF COMMUNITY GAMES: Mrs Ann Brennan, Castletown who was secretary of Bennekerry/Tinryland Community Games for over 18 years, was unanimously elected President of C/G at the AGM in Rathcrogue recently. Ann, who has given sterling service to the games in the area has also been part of the county committee, and her cheerful disposition is much appreciated at the National finals in Mosney every year where she is part of the catering committee.

Hon. Secretary Mrs Ann McGuill gave a detailed report on the year's activities. She highlighted the B/T area's great success in August. Winning U-12 and U-16 boys relays was exceptional for a small area. There were also medals won in Art and gymnastics.

Officers elected: President, Mrs Ann Brennan. Vice-Presidents, Fr John McEvoy, PP, Tinryland and Fr. Tom Little PP, Bennekerry. Chairman, Mr Tommy Lyons. Vice Chairman, Mr Pat McArdle. Hon Sec, Mrs Ann Condron. Ass Sec, Miss Natasha Lyons. Treasurer, Mrs Jacinta Doyle. Ass Treasurer, Miss Stephanie O’Neill. PROs, Mr Mark Shannon and Mrs Mgt Burke. Games Directors , Mr Eddie Corcoran and Mr. D Shannon. Registrar, Mrs Ann Lyons. Development Officer, Mr. Jimmy Morgan. Childrens Officer, Mrs Ann Kirwan

SYMPATHY: Sympathy is extended to Mr Mick Byrne, Rathcrogue and Brendan (Benson) Byrne, Ballinacarrig on the death of their mother Nellie (nee O’Reilly) in Waterford Regional Hospital on Sunday last. A native of New Ross, she had been living in Rathvilly for some years. Her remains were removed to St Patrick’s Church Rathvilly on Monday, with burial after Requiem Mass on Tuesday to Baltinglass cemetery.

CARLOW PERSON OF THE YEAR: The award for voluntary endeavour in this year’s Carlow People of the Year Awards went to Mr Dinny Murphy, Cloughna, Milford. The award was given in recognition of more than 25 years of his involvement in supporting Holy Angels children’s day care centre. We are proud of Dinny's achievent, and offer our congratulations

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