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Weekly News Roundup - Wednesday 9 May 2007

CONFIRMATION: Fifth and sixth class pupils from Tinryland NS will receive Confirmation in St. Joseph’s Church, Tinryland, on Friday, May 11, at 11am. The ceremony will be celebrated by Bishop Jim Moriarty, Bishop of Kildare and Leighlin, assisted by Fr. John McEvoy, PP, Tinryland.

ANGELA NEW PRESIDENT: Mrs. Angela Dunne, NT, Clochristic and Deputy Principal of Ballinabranna NS was elected 107th president of the 40,000 member INTO at the annual congress in Cork recently. Wife of the late Tom Dunne, Angela was elected INTO district rep for Carlow/Laois/Kilkenny/Wexford/ West Wicklow at the INTO Congress in Belfast 11 years ago. A native of Shanagolden Co. Limerick, Angela has six sisters who are all primary school teach-ers. While receiving the highest honour for a primary teacher, her inauguration ceremony was attended by her children Senan, Edel, Kara, Blaithin and Enda, family members and a large number of teachers from Carlow including her school principal Joe Doheny.

She is wished well in her presidential year which culminates in the 2008 congress which will be held in Hotel Kilkenny next March.

TIDY TOWNS AGM: A well attended AGM of Tinryland Tidy Towns was held in the Parochial House on Tuesday last. Outgoing Chairman Mick Byrne outlined the various projects which were undertaken during the year including developments at Kanes Cross and McArdles Cross. treasurer Jim Deane report stated that current funds have been used up while Paddy Moore was commended for his maintenance work for keeping all green areas in good order. Concern was expressed regarding the litter around the tennis club and many felt that the clubhouse should be demolished on health and safety grounds. As there is such upheaval at present during the current roadworks, the committee feel that no further projects be undertaken at present. People of the community are asked to be litter aware always.

Officers for 2007-2008 are Chairman- Fr. John McEvoy PP; Secretary- Trudi Shannon and Treasurer Jim Deane.

PRIDE OF PLACE 2007: Entries for the Carlow Pride of Place competition are currently being invited from all residents’ associations, schools, voluntary groups and businesses in Co. Carlow. For further information please contact Janette O’Brien at Carlow Co. Council, tel. 91366203. Applications will close on May 18. Included is a burial grounds category including disused cemeteries.

OFF TO INDIA: Tinryland native Nora Kavanagh will spend 3 months this summer as a volunteer with the devlopment action society teaching disadvantaged children in Calcutta, India. Nora, a 3rd year medical student in NUI Galway will leave for India on June 12th along with 12 other young Irish people teaching subjects such as maths, English and music to severely disadvantaged children.

A donation fund has been set up in Tinryland to offset the costs of the trip and the money that is raised will go towards flights, visas and accommodation and any cash raised in excess of this amount goes directly towards supporting some of the world’s most needy children. All support would be greatly appreciated.

COMMUNITY GAMES: Athletics training for Area 11 ( B e n n e k e r r y / T i n r y l a n d ) Community Games takes place on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7 pm in the Tinryland Parochial Fields. Training is open to all juveniles from under-6 up the under-16 age group.

This year’s area athletic finals will be held in Palatine GAA Grounds, Bennekerry on Friday, May 18 at 6.30 pm.
This year’s finals are sponsored by Nurney Contract Cleaners.

SOCCER: The Area 11 Boys under-12 Soccer team produced an outstanding performance when they hammered Hacketstown 12-1 in the County final on Monday last. The team were hot favourites going into the final having won convincingly in the previous rounds. Diarmaid Walshe was top scorer with no less than 6 goals while other scorers were Brian Mullen and Cormac Duff (2) and 1 apiece from Michael Calvey and Sean Kirwan.
The boys will now go on to play in the Leinster Community Games Competition.

The team was Diarmaid Walshe, Brian Mullen, Michael Calvey, Sean Kirwan, Conall O Se, Cathal Costello, Cormac Duff, Mark Rennick, Jack Brennan, Mark Lawlor, Niall Lowry, Conor O’Toole, Adam Murphy, Cian Doyle and Daniel Cumiskey.
Great credit is due to manager Diarmuid O Se for his work with the team.

HANDBALL: Bennekerry/Tinryland won an excellent double when both the under-13 and 15 Handball teams saw off Myshall in the Carlow Community Games Final in rathcrogue. The under-13 team had a comfortable win on a score of 105 to 22 while the under-15 team won by 75pts to 57.
The teams were under-13: Cian Lawlor, Adam Nolan, Brendan Farrell, Patrick Quirke and Owen O'Gorman, U15: Cathal Whelan, Eoin Maddock, Jack Lowry, Greg Murphy and Martin Deane.
They will now represent Carlow in the Leinster Finals.

DRAUGHTS: In the Community Games Draughts Finals, both Area 11 teams were defeated in the final by Hacketstown. The under-12 team which won silver medals was Mark Rennick, Aoife Kavanagh, MacDara Burke, Finn Lynch, Fionnan Burke and subs Conor O'Doherty and Tracey McGrath while the under-14 team was Stephen Hanlon, Brian Dermody, Shauna O'Mahoney, Niamh Sloyne, Cormac Walshe and subs Shannon Nolan and Megan Lawlor.

SCHOOLS FOOTBALL: Tinryland NS footballers were very unlucky to lose out on a place in the Cumann na mBunscol Boys Football final when losing to Bennekerry by a single point in the 7-a -side competition in Rathcrogue on Thursday last. The team had fine wins over Bishop Foley NS and Clonegal in earlier rounds while Bennekerry had seen off the challenges of Gaelscoil and Askea. Tinryland had excellent players in Adam Murphy, Owen O’Gorman, Fiach Byrne, Diarmaid Walshe, Colin Townsend, Ciaran Townsend and Christophe Chall.
The girls team had a fine win over Kildavin before losing to Bennekerry and Ballinabranna. Tinryland had great players in Clodagh McGrath, Collette Murphy and Roisin Byrne.

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.

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 28. 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.

KNOCK PILGRIMAGE: St. Joseph’s Young Priests Society are organ-ising a pilgrimage to Knock on Saturday, June 23. Early booking is required as numbers are required to reserve a bus. Contact Josie Kelly at 087-8324656 or any committee member of the parish branch.

LOURDES PILGRIMAGE: A 5 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.

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