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Weekly News Roundup - Thursday 19 Apr 2007

Temporary closing of road

CARLOW County Council has closed Road L3052 between Ballyloo Cross and Tinryland Village from Tuesday last until 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.

MR. ENDA NOLAN: Deepest sympathy is extended to the family of Enda Nolan, Park who died on Sunday last after a short illness. Enda, who aged just 46 years and a native of Bagenalstown was a son of former FF government minister Tom Nolan and a brother of Carlow-Kilkenny FF TD MJ Nolan. Enda had served as a Fianna Fail Councillor for the Mhuine bheag electoral area since 1991 and was re-elected at every local election he contested. Cllr. Nolan was renowned for his car rally exploits and was co-driver for RTÉ’s Michael Lyster during events around the country with the combination finishing 3rd in the Cork 20 International in 1992 and 4th in the Killarney Rally of the Lakes in the same year. Enda was also widely respected in the area for his exceptional generosity and donated to many local charities, parish and school events. He also served on the committee of St. Joseph’s AFC and was a trustee of Tinryland Tennis Club and was involved in plans to develop a recreational area around the club in the last number of years and was associated with the local development group.

He will be sadly missed by his wife Aine, daughters Katie and Anna, sons Tom and Jack, brothers, sisters, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.

Remains were removed from Station Road, Bagenalstown on Monday evening at 6.45 pm, arriving at St. Andrew’s Church for 7 pm.
Burial took place in the Cemetery of the Assumption, Bagenals-town following 11am Requiem Mass on Tuesday.

COMMUNITY GAMES: Athletics training for Area 11 (Bennekerry/ Tinryland) Community Games resumes on Tuesdays and Thursday from this week onwards at 7 pm in the Tinryland Parochial Fields. Training is open to all juveniles from under-6 up the under-16 age group.

GOLD FOR MACDARA: MacDara Burke, Ballybar won an excellent Gold medal in the Carlow Community Games under-12 Art Competition in the Presentation College, Askea on Saturday last. Other local medallists were Cuan Burke Silver (Boys under-10), Jack Holmes Bronze (boys under-8), Aoife Kavanagh bronze (girls under-12) while Fionnan Burke was 4th in the boys under-12 and Brian Dermody also 4th in the boys under-14 competition.

GAMES: Bennekerry/Tinryland competed in the boys under-12 soccer in Tullow on Saturday last. In their opening round game, the boys had a comprehensive 5-1 win over Graiguecullen with goals coming from Diarmaid Walshe (3), Brian Mullen and Conor O’Toole.

B/T then progressed to the semi-final where they played Tullow/Grange. This proved to be another great performance from the team with a comfortble 8-2 win with hat tricks from Brian Mullen and Cormac Duff and goals from Jack Brennan and Diarmaid Walshe.
B/T will now face Hacketstown on a date to be arranged.
The team was Diarmaid Walshe, Brian Mullen, Michael Calvey, Jack Brennan, Cormac Duff, Conor O’Toole, Conall O’Se, Cathal Costello, Adam Murphy, Sean Kirwan, Niall Lowry, Cian Doyle, Daniel Cumiskey, Mark Rennick and Mark Lawler.

ST. JOSEPH’S JUVENILE AFC: Club calendars are now on sale and are available from any committee member. They are also on sale in Deane’s Shop at cost of •8. St. Joseph’s Juvenile AFC & Special Olympics Ireland will benefit from the proceeds of the sale of these calendars. Your support would be greatly appreciated.The club would like to take this opportunity to thank all sponsors for making this initiative possible. A special word of thanks to Jim Deane for helping with the sale of these also.

SYMPATHY: Sympathy is extended to Betty Murphy, Linkardstown on the death of her father Paddy Doyle, Curracruit, Bagenalstown who died last week.

LADIES MINI MARATHON: Anyone interested in taking part in this year’s Ladies Mini Marathon in aid of Tinryland Tidy Towns should contact Mick at 086-3994185.

COACH TOUR: A bus will be going to Clonfert Co. Galway on Saturday April 28th. for a day of prayer and healing at the emmanuel house of providence with Eddie Stones and Fr Noel Burke. Early booking essential. For further information please contact Eithne Ryan at 9722004 or Brendan Dunne at 9132392.

LOURDES PILGRIMAGE: A five day pilgrimage to Lourdes is being organised by the St. Joseph’s Young Priests Society and will take place from September 7 to 12. The cost is •695 per person. Bookings can be made to Tully’s Travel, Calow at 9136100 or Josie at 087-8324656.

CARLOW AREA SUPPORTED EMPLOYMENT (CASE): Carlow Area Supported Employment (CASE) is a FÁS funded service based in Carlow. Supported Employment is an initiative that enables and empowers people with disabilities to be employed in paid jobs in the open labour market. The next Outreach in Tinryland will take place on the first Monday of next month in Tinryland GFC from 10 am to 12 noon. Anyone seeking employment that has a disability or would require further information should either come along or contact 059-9135564.

HOLY ANGELS’ CYCLE: On Sunday, May 6 Carlow Road Cycling Club will hold a cycle in aid of The Holy Angels Centre, Carlow. The cycle will leave the Centre at 9am and there are a choice of distances. The longest course will go to Tolerton, The Swan, Abbeyleix, Mountrath where it will continue up into the Slieve Bloom Mountains, back to Mountrath, Ballyfin, Portlaoise, Stradbally, Arles and back to Carlow. 100 miles in all. This distance is for the experienced cyclist only but there will be distances of 25, 30, 40 and 60 miles. Anyone wishing to participate should contact the Holy Angels Centre or Ray McKenna, secretary of Carlow Road Cycle Club on 086 8415160.

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