Weekly News Roundup - Wednesday 21 Mar 2007
The late Mrs Elizabeth Codd
THE death took place on Saturday, March 3 at her home of Elizabeth Codd (nee Clarke), Dark Road, Kyleballyhue after a long illness bravely borne.
Liz or Bess as she was widely known to many of her wide circle of friends, was aged 49 years. She was born on the Dark Road and spent most of her life there and was educated in Tinryland NS and St. Leo’s College and went on to work in Connolly’s Cash and Carry and Braun.
She married Tom Codd in 1977 and stayed at home to raise her family. When the children were reared she decided to return to work in the new Superquinn store when it opened in Carlow and through her job made many more friends. She stopped working some years ago to care for her sister Jell Maher, who became ill and died in 2004 aged just 39 years.
When Liz was diagnosed herself she continued to keep the same positive attitude she had throughout her life. Liz, who was renowned for her infectious personality, was always at the centre of a social gathering and loved music and dancing.
She had hoped to celebrate her forthcoming 50th birthday in her newly built home on the Dark Road but this was not to be.
A very keen traveller, she visited Australia, the Far East, Egypt and travelled to the US every year for St. Patrick’s Day. In the last year she also managed to visit Germany, Hungary, Spain, Austria, Egypt, Bulgaria and Portugal where she visited Fatima. Lourdes held a special place in her heart and she visited there many times with her sister Jell and family. She was also an avid reader and loved Irish history.
The large crowds that attended the reception prayers and Funeral Mass were testimony to esteem in which she was held.
At her Funeral Mass, the symbols offered were her Rosary beads, her comb, her grandmother’s scissors (which she brought everywhere on her travels) and her well travelled passport which was due to expire this week but her family are confident she has been issued with an eternal passport now. The funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr. John McEvoy whose weekly home visits she enjoyed along with Fr. Little and Fr. Whelan. Music was provided by the Hennessy sisters Mary and Claire together with the Tinryland choir with soloist and friend Josie Kelly. At her funeral procession music was provided by her sister Ber on the button accordian as Liz and her late father Paddy Clarke were both accomplished accordian players.
On one visit to the Mater Hospital, her consultant told her that while her scans were clear, she could not put her illness behind her but rather to put it beside her, and her family and friends intend to have the same attitude with the great memories they cherish of Liz, that wherever they go, she will be with them, beside them.
She is deeply mourned by her husband Tom, daughters Naomi and Darrelle, son Aaron, grandchildren Sacha and Elliot, son in law Paul, her extended family, many relatives and friends.
The Funeral Mass took place on Tuesday, March 6 at 2pm in St. Joseph’s Church, Tinryland, followed by burial in the adjoining cemetery.
COMMUNITY GAMES ART RESULTS: The following are the results of the Bennekerry/ Tinryland Community Games competition: Girls under-8: 1st, Jane Bullen (Ballycrogue); 2nd, Lauren Farrell (Ballycarney); 3rd, Roisin O’Connor (Palatine).
Girls under-10: 1st, Laura Burke (Ballinacarrig); 2nd, Roisin O’Brien (Ballyloo); 3rd, Katie Farrell (Moyle).
Girls under-12: 1st, Aoife Kavanagh (Burton Hall); 2nd, Sine McGoff (Bennekerry); 3rd, Aoife Maddock (Tinryland).
Girls under-14: 1st, Jenny Doheny (Kyleballyhue); 2nd, Niamh Sloyan (Brownshill Avenue); 3rd, Collette Murphy (Linkardstown).
Boys under-8: 1st, Jack Holmes (Busherstown); 2nd, David Quinn (Brownshill); 3rd, Dinny Farrell (Ballybar).
Boys under-10: 1st, Cuan Burke (Ballybar); 2nd, Ciaran Byrne (Rathcrogue); 3rd, Sean Dermody (Brownshill).
Boys under-12: 1st, Macdara Burke (Ballybar); 2nd, Fionnan Burke (Ballybar); 3rd, Cathal Costello (Tinryland).
Boys under-14: 1st, Brian Dermody (Browns-hill); 2nd, Christophe Chall (Tinryland); 3rd, Colin Townsend (Linkardstown).
TEMPORARY CLOSING OF ROAD: Carlow County Council intends to close Road L3052 between Ballyloo Cross and Tinryland Village between Tuesday, April 10 to Saturday, June 23. This is to facilitate the construction of the Linkardstown overbridge for the Carlow bypass. The alternative route is the L3050 and L3051 from Ballyloo Cross to Ballybar Cross and the L1023 from Ballybar Cross to Tinryland. Local access and access to lands will be provided.
ATHLETIC CLUB AGM: The AGM of Tinryland AC will take place on Wednesday, March 21 in the GAA Centre, Rathcrogue. All members are asked to attend.
Secretary Tina Doyle will outline the various club successes during the year and the hosting of events such as the Leinster Championships. All members are asked to attend.
The next event on the calendar is the 2nd stage of the Four County League which will be held in Cleriestown Co. Wexford on Sunday next, March 25 at 1.30pm. Tinryland currently have a comfortable lead in the Senior Grade A team section.
YOUTH CHOIR: A new Youth Choir is starting up in Tinryland and is looking for young singers who are aged 8 and over. It is hoped to sing at a Saturday evening mass once a month. Anyone interested can come along to the first rehearsal in Tinryland National School on Friday, March 23 from 7.15pm to 8.15pm or contact Marese Hennessy at 07-2619765.
SYMPATHY: Deepest sympathy is extended to Rita Byrne, Linkardstown on the death of her mother Johanna Doody (nee Brennan) at her home in Carlow on Saturday March 17. Removal took place from R Healy and Son Funeral Home, Pollerton Castle on Sunday to the Church of the Holy Family, Askea. Burial took place in St. Mary’s Cemetery after 11am Funeral Mass on Monday.
JUVENILE GAA: Training for under-6, under-8 and under-10s resumes on Saturday, March 24 at 5pm and each Saturday from then onwards at the same time. Training will be held at Tinryland GFC grounds at Rathcrogue. New players are welcome at all ages. Just turn up at any of the training sessions.
LADIES GAA: Bennekerry/ Tinryland senior ladies football team will play their first league game against Naomh Eoin tonight (Wednesday) at 8 pm in Tinryland GFC. All support would be greatly appreciated.
Training will take place for under 14s, 16s and 18s and senior ladies every Monday and Wednesday from 7pm to 8pm. Players are asked to attend all training sessions. New members are welcome.