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Weekly News Roundup - Thursday 4 Jan 2007

MR. AMBROSE HAYDEN: The people of Tinryland were saddened by the sudden death of Mr. Ambrose Hayden at his home in Ballinacarrig on Sunday, December 17. Ambrose, who was aged 82 years, certainly belied his age and was a familiar face in the community and took an active interest in the local GAA, having been a keen footballer in his younger days. He was a member of the Leighlinbridge team which won the Carlow Football Title in 1957. Ambrose was often seen in Dr. Cullen Park following local and county teams both in football and hurling.

Although a native of Old Leighlin, Ambrose and his wife Eilish had lived in Ballinacarrig since 1961 and were prominent members of the local parish. Two of their children Edmond Hayden and Ruth Burke still live in Ballinacarrig with their own children. Edmond, a farmer would always say his father was like a good friend. Ambrose had a great love of the land and was a farmer all his life and liked nothing better than wandering the fields, checking his livestock and was involved in the day to day running of the farm until shortly before he passed away. For many years, Ambrose along with his wife Eilish (nee Townsend) were prominent fruit farmers with produce being sold both from the home and on the Wexford Road.

Remains were removed from R Healy and Son Funeral Home, Pollerton Castle on Monday, December 18 to St. Joseph’s Church, Tinryland, arriving for 7.30 Mass.
Funeral Mass took place at 11 am on Tuesday and burial took place afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.
He is survived by his wife Eilish, sons Edmond (Ballinacarrig) and Ambrose (Carlow), daughters Catriona (Newtownmount-kennedy, Wicklow), Ruth (Ballinacarrig) and Joyce (Liverpool), brothers Fr. John (former PP Myshall), Kevin (Old Leighlin), Eamonn (Chicago), sisters May (Old Leighlin), Teresa Rice (Dublin) and Kitty Gaughan (Chicago), grandchildren Syl, David, Kate, Sean, Aoife, Roisin, Finola, Sinead, James, Laura, Aideen and Joseph, sons in law, daughters in law, brothers in law, sisters in law, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.
He was pre-deceased by his brother Frank and sister Margaret.

MRS. TERRY MURPHY: The death occurred on Monday, December 18 of Mrs. Terry Murphy at her home in Ballyloo after a long illness in the loving care of her family. A widow since 1965 after the death of her husband Andy (a Carlow and Leinster GAA Footballer), Terry faced the onerous responsibility of raising 6 children between the ages of 6 months and 9 years. Two years later she returned to work as a nurse and midwife in the District Hospital, Carlow where she later served as Assistant Matron.
She ensured that by changing work shifts, that she was always available to promote the sporting interests of her children and ferried them to various sporting and cultural events. Terry also imbued a love of nursing to her family when no fewer than 4 of children followed her into the profession.
As her son Michael, present Chairman of Tinryland Juvenile GAA Club commented, she served a dual role in his life as father and mother.
She will be sadly missed by all her family and friends.

Remains were removed from R Healy and Son Funeral Home, Pollerton Castle on Tuesday, December 19 to St. Joseph’s Church, Tinryland with the funeral mass taking place on Wednesday at 12 noon followed by burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. Her Requiem Mass was celebrated by Rev. Moling Lennon, Retired PP Naas and family friend, assisted by Fr. John McEvoy PP, Tinryland.
The soloist was Rev. Liam Lawton accompanied by Ollie Hennessy.
She is survived by her sons Jim (Ballyloo), Michael (Linkardstown) and John (Ballyloo), daughters Anne Higgins (Naas), Helen Whelan (Carlow)and Breda Ronan (Waterford), brothers Vinie, Ray, Danny, PJ, Michael and John, sisters Connie and Dell , grandchildren, daughters in law, sons in law, nephews, nieces, relatives, neighbours and friends.

She was pre-deceased by her husband Andy, brother Seamus and sister Lilo.

BARRY GEOGHEGAN: Locals were stunned and saddened to hear of the sudden death of 19 year old Barry Geoghegan, Wexford Road, Ballinacarrig on Friday, December 22.
A past pupil of Askea BNS and the Presentation College, Askea, Barry was a prominent member of Éire "g GFC and captained the side to the Carlow Minor Football title in 2005 and had numerous friends in the Tinryland area.
Deepest sympathies are extended to his parents Tom and Marian, sisters Emma, Laura and Ciara, brother Padrac and extended family and friends.

REACHING OUT: The 2006 Reaching Out Emigrants letter is now in circulation. The 40 page publication includes a new graduates and awards sections and a wide range of articles from many contributors ranging from trips to Africa to the “Peters Pence Collection”. There are also many detailed accounts of the many sporting, cultural and religious events in the parish for the past year together with a wide range of photographs from the past and present. The Reaching Out Magazine can be purchased in Deane’s Shop or in St. Joseph’s Church and is excellent value at just •5. Great credit is once again due to Maureen Byrne, editor on another outstanding magazine. SCHOOL CONCERT: Tinryland NS Children performed their Christmas Concert to packed houses with a matinee on Friday, December 15 and a night performance on Thursday, December 21 in the school PE Room. There were six short plays varying from the seasonal variety such as Jesus’ Christmas Party to classics such as Sleeping Beauty and Little Red Riding Hood and the Junior Infants unforgettable performance of Three Little Pigs.

Miss Mary O’Donoghues Dancers provided much entertainment while teacher Laura Ryan conducted tin whistle medleys. There was tremendous support given to the staff by the parents association with much needed revenue raised from card and ticket sales.

THE FOLLOWING ARE THE RESULTS OF THE RECENT CHRISTMAS DRAW: 1st Hamper- Mark and Katie Hickey, 2nd Hamper- Craig Farrell, 3rd Hamper- Lilly Townsend 4th Hamper- Catherine Berry c/o Michael Byrne, 5th Hamper- Ian Crust c/o Chloe Nolan 6th-Hamper- Padraic Townsend c/o Marie Townsend 7th- Hamper-David Byrne 8th Hamper-Margaret Townsend, 9th Hamper-Bobby Farrell 10th- Hamper- Chris Moore c/o Amy Moore 11th Hamper- Leslie Hopkins 12th- Box Sweets- Jackie McHenry c/o Brendan Foley 13th- Cuddly Toy-Majella O’Driscoll c/o Cathal Rourke 14th- Box Sweets- Leo Tunstead c/o Caitlin O’Loughlin 15th- Cuddly Toy- Josh Donegan c/o Daniel Donegan.

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