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Weekly News Roundup - Thursday 8 Feb 2007

TINRYLAND ON RTÉ: The recent problems affecting the water supply in Tinryland will be featured on the RTÉ Programme Pobal on Sunday next at 5.30 pm. There will be representations from a young couple, an elderly person and how it affects the local school.
This is the 2nd time that the area has been featured on National television in recent years with the GAA Club and the issue of the Carlow bypass highlighted on the weekly series Seachtain some two years ago.

HANDBALL ALLEY TO BE DEMOLISHED: A public meeting in conjunction with the local tidy towns group and development association was held in the Parochial House on Monday last. At the meeting it was proposed and agreed that the Handball Alley in the village should be demolished for the following reasons 1. On health and safety grounds due to unsafe walls and traffic, 2. The prohibitive cost of refurbishment, 3. the removal of the alley would enhance the perspective on St. Joseph’s Church, 4. The Tidy Towns judges have repeatedly cited the alley as an eyesore and 5. Tinryland has the benefit of two official sized indoor handball courts in Rathcrogue. The handball alley has been at its present site in the village since 1943.

TINRYLAND PRIEST ON RADIO MASS: Tinryland native Fr. PJ Byrne now PP of Kilcock will be the celebrant of the RTÉ Radio One Mass on Sunday next, February 11 at 10 am. This Mass will be carried on Medium Wave (not FM).

SCHOOL PUPILS ON THE DEN: Tinryland NS Pupils Diarmaid Walshe and Clodagh McGrath both represented Carlow on the RTÉ TV Programme “The Den” on Friday last. They appeared on the GAA quiz section “The Club” alongside a team from Sligo and eventually lost out on a tie-breaker, having drawn 4-4. The two both received special goody bags to mark the occasion and a great day was had by all.

TIDY TOWNS: In the last number of weeks, the area has been rated very poor-ly in the Carlow Litter League in relation to the amount of litter strewn on our streets and roads. This situation is entirely preventable and everyone should play their part.

REACHING OUT: The Parish Magazine “Reaching Out” has now been sold out. If anyone has finished reading their copy and are in a position to hand it on, they are asked to hand it at the sacristy to enable those who have missed out to obtain a copy.

ATHLETES DO WELL: Special congratulations are extended to two of Tinryland’s senior athletes who put in top class performances at the recent Master Indoor Championships of Ireland, held in Nenagh on January 20 last.
Billy Abbey and Seamus Connolly reaped the rewards of their hard training schedule, to take gold and silver medals in the 3,000m. Race-walk, clocking excellent times of 18m 05 secs respectively for the event and so became the first Carlow senior athletes to win National honours for 2007. Well done and every success into the future lads.

ATHLETICS: Tinryland athlete Deirdre Doyle continued her fine recent form by winning the Leinster U-18 1500m Indoor Title in Nenagh last weekend. Deirdre has already won the Carlow Senior Ladies CC Title and won bronze in the Leinster Junior Cross Country Champion-ships.

DANCING: Step In Time Dance Centre based in Carlow Badminton Club, Milford are now offering children's dance classes every Sunday morning at 11pm.
Step in Time have been teaching dancing in Carlow for ten years now, mainly to adults. Dancing is such an important life-skill, which we all have to use at some time in our lives so why not prepare the young ones early for all the social occassions in life and avoid the last minute panic at the Debs, dinner dances, weddings etc.!
The classes will feature instruction in ballroom, Latin American and disco dancing and are open to children of ages 7 to 16 years.
Anyone looking for further information can contact Gerry on 086-2682728.

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