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Weekly News Roundup - Wednesday 21 Feb 2007

LOCAL SOCCER PLAYERS OFF TO SCOTLAND TO FACE CELTIC AND DUNFERMLINE: Four young soccer players from the Tinryland area will depart for Scotland on this Wednesday morning with the South East soccer academy for games with academy sides from Scottish premier division clubs Celtic and Dunfermline Former St. Joseph’s players Conor Byrne, Ryan Curran, David O’Shea and Jeff Sutton are part of a 40 strong squad representing Carlow, Wexford, Kilkenny and Wicklow that will play games against the Scottish clubs on this Wednesday and Thursday evening.

Jeff Sutton from Church Lane, Staplestown who is a member of Shelbourne FC in Dublin will line out against Dunfermline with the South East U-15 side on this Wednesday evening at 7.30pm. On tomorrow, Thursday Ryan Curran and David O’Shea who play their club football with St. Joseph’s Boys in Dublin and Conor Byrne who plays with Bohemians will face the Celtic U-16 team at the Barrowfield training ground in Parkhead where the Celtic senior team train.

FINE GAEL AGM: The AGM of Tinryland Fine Gael Branch was held last week and was attended by Senator Fergal Browne and Area Councillors, Denis Foley and Michael Doran. The on-going problem with the water supply that has existed for some years but has caused real problems in the past few weeks, was discussed, with the Politicians assuring the locals present that they would continue to demand a long-term solution to the present difficulties.

Senator Fergal Browne reported that the NRA had turned down his request for traffic route lighting at Bagenal Arms cross roads but had agreed to the provision of a right turning lane at this dangerous junction. A draft design is being prepared at present by Carlow County Council and the Engineer feels the improved delineation will improve the turning arrangements at this location.

Cllrs. Foley and Doran agreed to support the request for Public Lights to be extended from McArdle’s Cross down past the sports fields. This extension would help to alleviate the danger caused by the line of parked cars, used by the athletes to travel to training. Further discussion took place on the proposal to remove the handball alley and the need for a parochial hall Officers elected : Chairperson, J.P. McArdle; Vice Chair., Michael Cleary; Sec., Pat McArdle; Treasurers, Pauline Cleary and Frankie Cole; PRO, John Ryan.

HANDBALL ALLEY/OLD SCHOOL: Final submissions with suggestions, wishes about the uses of the handball alley and old school are invited to the secretary, Tinryland Tidy Towns by Sunday, February 25. All submissions can be delivered to either the Parochial House or Deane’s Shop.

MS CLAIRE DARCY: The death took place in St. Luke's Hospital, Kilkenny after a short illness of Ms. Claire Darcy of Lower Tinryland. Clare, who was 77 years, was the last remaining member of the Darcy family, having been predeceased by her two brothers and two sisters. A very private and discreet person, she was also very religious and took great care of the family cemetery plots in Tinryland and Ballinacarrig. She also had an anniversary Mass said every year for the former priest Fr. Donegan.

Her remains were removed from St. Luke’s Hospital, Kilkenny to St. Joseph’s Church on Saturday. Burial took place after Requiem Mass on Sunday to Ballinacarrig Cemetery. It is quite possible that this may be the last burial in this ancient cemetery.

She is survived by her brotherin- law John Iddenden (England) and nephew.

Sympathy is extended to Mary Hennessy O’Neill, Carlow and Walter Hennessy, Tinryland on the death of their mother Mrs. Margaret Hennessy, St. Killian’s Crescent, Carlow on Saturday, February 17.

Remains were removed from R Healy and son Funeral Home, Pollerton Castle on Sunday evening to the Cathedral of the Assumption. Burial took place in St. Mary’s Cemetery after Requiem Mass on Monday.

Also to Mrs. June Lawler, Ballinacarrig and to the Lawler families in Cloghna and Ballycrogue on the death of Patrick Lawler late of the Plough, Tullow St., Carlow.

And to Dinny Hyland of Quinagh on the death of his brother Paddy during the week.

WALKING CLUB: Ever wonder how far you can walk in one hour? The Walking Club will leave Tinryland School at 7.30 pm on Wednesdays and Fridays starting on Wednesday, February 28. All are welcome. Fluorescent jackets are necessary.

DEFIBRULLATOR FOR TINRYLAND AREA: The local area development group are currently looking into the possibility of setting up and training for the use of a defibrullator for the Tinryland area.

Further information can obtained from Jim at 086-8586541. It is hoped to arrange a short visit/meeting with a Paramedic in March to explain what is involved in training, costs etc. The date will be announced shortly.

COMMUNITY GAMES BASKETBALL: For the first time in a number of years last weekend, both the Bennekerry/Tinryland Girls U-13 and 16 basketball teams lost out in the knockout stages of the Carlow Community Games competition.

The U-13 team were defeated in their opening game by Askea on a scoreline of 38 pts to 17. The half time score was 20 pts to 5 in favour of the Carlow town team who were in control throughout. Scorers for B/T were Lauren McGrath 8, Jenny Doheny and Rebecca Holohan 2 pts each.

The team was Aoife Gordon, Lauren McGrath, Eva Keyes, Tracey McGrath, Rebecca Holohan, Shauna O'Mahony and Jenny Doheny.

The U-16 team overcame Slaney Valley in the opening round on a score of 20 pts to 16 after a closely contested match.

B/T led by 14 pts to 6 at the break and just managed to hold off a very strong comeback from their opponents after the interval to win by 4 points.

Scorers for B/T were Amanda Kinsella 8, Niamh Redmond and Roisin Breheny 4, Niamh Walshe and Zoe Curran 2 pts each.

In the semi-final, b/T were defeated by a very talented Ballon/Rathoe team on a score of 39 pts to 15. The half time was 20 pts to 9 in favour of Ballon/Rathoe who went on to dominate the second half and advanced to the final. Scorers for B/T on this occasion were Amanda Kinsella 10, Roisin Breheny and Jemina Kirwan 2 each and Niamh Walshe 1.

The panel was Niamh Walshe, Caoimhe Townsend, Niamh Redmond, Zoe Curran, Orna O'Doherty, Roisin Breheny, Jemina Kirwan, Amanda Kinsella and Leanne Walshe.

COMMUNITY GAMES: Training for the Community Games Draughts Competition for the age groups from U-10 to U-14 will take place in Bennekerry National School on Thursdays from 7 pm to 8 pm.

GIRLS FOOTBALL: Congratulations to Bennekerry/Tinryland girls Sinead Lyons, Christine Scully, Aisling Kinsella, Deirdre Doyle and Deirdre O’Sullivan who were on the St. Leo’s team that won the Leinster Senior A Schools football final over St. Mary’s, Edenderry on Wednesday last.

Training for Bennekerry/Tinryland Ladies Football will resume shortly. It is hoped that all members and new members will take part this season.

ST. JOSEPH’S JUVENILE AFC: The club would like to say thank you to George Deane for his generosity and goodwill in sponsoring new jersies for both of the U-14 teams this season.

ST. LEO’S COLLEGE: The entrance assessment for St. Leo’s College, Carlow will take place on Saturday, March 3rd from 9.30 am to 12 noon.

NATIONAL DIVINE MERCY CONFERENCE: This year’s conference on Saturday, February 24 and Sunday, February 25 is in the Main Hall, RDS, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4. The conference theme is “My kingdom is not of this world (John 18:36)”. Booking forms are available in Parochial House.


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