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Weekly News Roundup - Monday 15 Jan 2007

TINRYLAND DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION AND TIDY TOWNS: An open meeting will be held on Friday, January 26 in the Parochial Houseat 8.15pm to discuss refurbishing of the handball alley and old school hall beside the church. As most families had someone attend the old schools in the past, it is hoped that this could become a community effort. Some grants have already been secured. You could say “we are already on the way”. Hopes that this dream could be turned into a reality in 2007.

FIRST COMMUNION: The next special celebration in the “Do This In Memory” Programme takes place in St. Joseph’s Church, Tinryland on Sunday, January 21 at 11am. A meeting with the parents of the children takes place in the Parochial House on Tuesday, January 16 at 8pm to plan details of the celebration. All are welcome to attend.

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”.
The Reaching Out Magazine can be purchased in Deane’s Shop or in St Josephs Church and is excellent value at just €5.

TINRYLAND GFC ANNUAL DINNER DANCE FIXED FOR FEBRUARY 9: The annual Tinryland GFC dinner dance will take place in the Seven Oaks Hotel, Carlow on Friday, February 9 at 8.30pm. This year’s event will feature the medal presentation for the successful U-21 and SFL Division 3 teams. Tickets are currently on sale from committee members at €25 and players who are receiving medals can purchase their tickets at a discounted rate of €15. Music on the night will be provided by Penny Lane

TINRYLAND GFC SUPPORTERS CLUB CHRISTMAS DRAW: 1st prize, €2,500: John Farrell and Caoimhe Moore; 2nd prize, €1000: Paul Kenny; 3rd prize, €500 Henry O’Neill; 4th prize, €300: Ray Curran; 5th prize, €200 Declan Ryan; 6th prize, €100: Brian Foster; 7th prize, €100: Mary Doyle; 8th prize, €100, Peter Walshe; 9th prize, €100, Brendan Hayden; 10th prize, €100, Declan Doyle. Ger Barry from Ballygooley, Co. Cork was the winner of the Croke Park premium ticket draw.

REVIEW OF THE YEAR 2006: JANUARY: Tinryland NS Teacher Mrs. Maire Foster retired after 25 years teaching in the school and was replaced by Ms. Bredeen Keane.
Local Group ‘The Ups’ including Debbie Kelly, Linkardstown reached the last 10 of the RTÉ Talent Show You’re a Star after some great live performances. Ned Deane (Work with Juveniles), Padraig Townsend (Handball) and Orla McFarland (Basketball) all won Carlow Sports Star Awards for 2005.

FEBRUARY: Tinryland GFC held their dinner dance in conjunction with the Ladies Football Club in the Seven Oaks Hotel. Irish Folk legend Jimmy Crowley from Cork paid another visit to Tinryland GFC and entertained the audience for over 2 hours with his unique mix of music and storytelling.

MARCH: Joe Cleere, Tinryland won the 2FM Song Contest at the third attempt with his own composition ‘Queue’.

The Tinryland NS team of Harry Hennessy, Aaron Doyle, Niall Fitzpatrick and Cathal Whelan were excellent winners of the Cumann Na mBunscol Schools Quiz that was held in Bagenalstown.

APRIL: Minister of State, Noel Ahern performed the official opening of the Dun Na Ri estate in Tinryland.

The local variety group once again put on a great performance in the Carlow Tops of the Town competition in Tullow. St. Joseph’s AFC held a sponsored greyhound race night at Enniscorthy Race Track. Greg Murphy won a bronze medal at the European Underage Karate Championships in Budapest.

Eilish Costello, Rathcrogue raised over €10,000 for St. Lazerian’s Special School through a sponsored parachute jump and bag packing in Tesco. Robert O’Neill, Tinryland and Patricia Kate Morrissey, Clonmelsh received Young Citizen Awards for the European Year of Citizenship through Education from President Mary McAleese in Aras an Uachtarain.

MAY: 23 Children from Tinryland NS received their First Holy Communion in St. Joseph’s Church, Tinryland. Work commenced on the restoration of three stained glass windows in Tinryland Church at a cost of €12,000.

A pilgrimage to Fatima took place in the last week of the month with Fr. John McEvoy PP acting as Spiritual Director.

Tinryland Tidy Towns Committee held their AGM on May 22 with Michael Byrne being elected Chairman.

The Tinryland U-21 Footballers claimed the county title with a victory over Michael Davitt’s.

JUNE: Tinryland NS was a recipient of a Green Flag Award. Tinryland welcomed visitors from Bellnaleck, Fermanagh to Feile Peil Na Nog. The local ICA Group had their annual outing, visiting Lismore Castle and Gardens and Mount Melleray in Waterford. The committee also organised a bring and buy sale in Askea Parish Centre in aid of Fr. Eamonn Hayden’s missionary work in Zambia.

Tinryland Juvenile GFC held their annual golf outing at Quinagh Par 3 Course. The St Joseph’s Young Priests Society had their annual pilgrimage to Knock.

JULY: There was once again a very large attendance at the Annual Cemetery Mass with the ceremony being conducted outside in the graveyard grounds. The celebrant was Rev. John McEvoy PP assisted by Rev. Eamonn Hayden.

A pilgrimage to Kildare and surrounding areas to visit locations associated with the diocesan patron St. Brigid was held on July 22nd. The discoloured appearance of the outside of the church was treated with a fungicidal chemical.

AUGUST: The Tidy Towns committee held a very successful fundraiser in the Clubhouse while judging took place for the local gardens competition

SEPTEMBER: There was another large turnout of runners, joggers and walkers for the Tinryland AC Autumn League.

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

Latvian Sandis Bralitis won the Rockford Rooftile Race. The U-16 Football Team won the County title by defeating O’Hanrahan’s.

OCTOBER: Tinryland Village once again gained its highest mark to date when the results for the National Tidy Towns Competition were announced. The score of 208 out of 400 was the lowest score in Category B in Carlow but was well above the National average and very encouraging for future progress in the competition. Tinryland Juvenile GFC staged a Halloween Disco.

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.

NOVEMBER: Tinryland NS took 1st place in the Carlow Pride of Place Awards and was presented with a cheque for €700.

Michael Byrne, on behalf of Tinryland Tidy Towns, was presented with two awards at the Carlow Pride of Place Awards with the village finishing 2nd in the County Carlow developmental section and also received the Chairman’s prize for great progress during 2006.

The ESB heritage committee honoured the late Paddy Dowling, one of the early pioneers of rural electrification by unveiling a specially commissioned plaque on the wall of the local school. Denny Murphy, Cloghna, received the Voluntary Endeavour Award at the Carlow People of the Year Awards.

Milford GFC won the Carlow Junior B Championship against MLR in Dr. Cullen Park in only their second year since formation. The Christmas Party for Tinryland Senior Citizens was held in Ballykealy Manor Hotel.

Eddie Walsh and JJ Murphy represented Ireland in the Home Countries Masters International Cross Country in Falkirk, Scotland.

DECEMBER: Ned Deane (Tinryland GFC) and Denis Shannon (Cumann na mBunscol) were award recipients at the County Carlow GAA Function in the Dolmen Hotel.

St. Joseph’s Juvenile Soccer Club in conjunction with the local variety group held a very successful carol service and Community Food Appeal for St. Vincent de Paul in St. Joseph’s Church, Tinryland.

There was a very large turnout for the Tinryland AC St Stephens Day Handicap Race on Monday with 82 runners, joggers and walkers taking part and 3 competitors tying for first place. The fastest time was recorded by visiting Spaniard Marcos Reizo.

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