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Weekly News Roundup - Wednesday 22 Aug 2007

Prizes were presented to the winners of the Tinryland Tidy Towns
Competition for 2007 on Tuesday night by Chairman Fr. John
McEvoy.

The winners were as follows:
Hanging Basket:
1st- Tom and Chris Moore, Rathcrogue
2nd- Mick Kinsella and NoleenDillon, St. Martin’s

Window Box:
1st- Mick Kinsella and Noleen Dillon, St. Martin’s.

Country Garden: 1st- Ciaran Byrne, Rathcrogue
2nd- Tom Moore, Rathcrogue
3rd- Dan O’Neill.

Village Garden: 1st- Mick Kinsella and Noleen Dillon.

COMMUNITY GAMES:
Best wishes are extended to the following Tinryland/Bennekerry Athletes who will compete in the National Community Games Finals in Monsey Co. Meath next weekend:
Grace Lawlor girls under-12 100m.
Dearbhla Kelly girls under-14 Long Jump.
Conor Brennan boys under-8 80m.
Brian O’Mahony boys under-10 100m.
Katie Curran girls under-8 80m.
Boys under-12 relay
(Sean Kirwan, Brian
Mullen, Diarmaid Walshe,
Adam Murphy, Niall
Lowry).
Girls under-14 Relay
(Jenny Doheny, Jemina
Kirwan, Philippa Kirwan,
Kate Doyle, Lydia
McNally).
Boys under-14 relay
(Marcus Lawlor, Conor
O’Neill, Brian Dermody,
Shane Webb, Ciaran
Townsend).

MRS. KATIE NOLAN:
The death took place on Wednesday, August 15 in the Sacred Heart
Hospital, Carlow after a short illness of Mrs. Katie Nolan of
Graiguenaspideogue and late of Upper Knockbower. Katie (nee
Ryder), who was in her 95th year was formerly from Myshall. Her late
husband Jim was also a native of Myshall and after marrying in the
aerly 1930’s, they both came to work in Carey’s (now Kennedy’s) of
Kyleballyhue where they lived in the Gate Lodge.
Some years later they acquired a land commission farm in Knockbower.
They had a family of ten children (5 boys and 5 girls).
She worked hard on the farm and was adept at looking after animals. She
was also famous for her jam making from local produce – an art she
passed on to her children and grandchildren. It was
symbolic that she died on Borris fair day as this was
a major annual outing in her life when the emphasis
was on the sale of livestock in particular sheep.
Some 20 years ago she came to live with her youngest son John in
Graiguenaspideogue. She received excellent care
over the years from John’s wife Maura and from neighbour Hope
Tomkins and her family.
Her remains were removed from Kearney’s Funeral Home, Fenagh on
Thursday arriving at St. Joseph’s Church, Tinryland at 7.30pm.
Requiem Mass took place at 11am on Friday celebrated
by Fr. John McEvoy, PP. Gifts to the altar included her hat
which was always part of her couture. Burial took
place afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.
She is survived by her
sons Jimmy (Kernanstown), Dick (Newtown), Thomas and John
(Graiguenasideogue), daughters Pauline Byrne
(Rathoe), Collette Burke (Gusserane, Wexford),
Kathleen McEvoy (Ballylinan) and Teresa Burke
(London), sons in law, daughters-in-law, grandchildren,
great-grandchildren, great-great grandchild, niece, relatives
and friends.
She was predeceased by her husband Jim, son
Paddy and daughter Matilda.

AUTUMN LEAGUE:
The following are the fixtures for this year’s Tinryland AC
Autumn League sponsored by Jason Farrell
Sports.
For the first time in a number of years, the
league will not incorporate the Rockford 4 Mile
Race which will be held on Sunday, September 30t at
2 pm.
Stage 1- Wednesday,
September 5 - 2 miles, 7.30
pm
Stage 2- Wednesday,
September 12 - 5 km, 7.30
pm
Stage 3- Wednesday,
September 19 - 4 Miles, 7
pm
Entry fee: €5 per stage

CLUB DRAW:

In last weeks notes it was reported that
Laz Costello, Castletown was the winner of the
August Tinryland GFC Supporters Club Draw.
Alas the report was based on misinformation.
So Laz cancel your Caribbean trip (too dangerous)
or the deposit on your moon adventure maybe better luck in the
September draw.
The winner was Tinryland teacher Orlaith
Ni Mhorda who hopes to indulge in some retail
therapy before she returns to school on
Thursday, August 30.

VARIETY GROUP:

The group is currently conducting an inventory on all costumes,
props etc. Members of the committee would appreciate
if anybody that still has anything belonging to
the variety group would return same as soon as
possible. Most of these costumes were flown in
from England and a tremendous amount of
fundraising was done to acquire them for the
group. 2007 has been an extremely successful year
for the variety group having been awarded second
place overall in the south east, runners-up in the
Wicklow Tops and running the successful
Tinryland X Factor. The group have also been
lucky to receive a €200 donation from Carlow Co.
Council. The 2007 AGM is due to be held in September.

THANKS FOR HELPING ZAMBIAN
MISSION:

Very generous contributions were made to the Collection for
Fr Eamonn Haydenís mission work on last Saturday and Sunday.
Apart from Sterling notes and other contributions
contained in envelopes, the total came to €1,170. A
cheque for this amount has been given to Fr
Eamonn. As he prepares to return to his mission
this week, Fr Eamonn wishes to express his
gratitude to all who supported his mission appeal.

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 - 12. The cost is €695 per person.
Bookings can be made to Tully’s Travel, Carlow
(9136100) or Josie at (087-
8324656).

TIDY TOWNS CLEANUP:
Volunteers will meet at the Church gates at 7.30pm each Wed night. A
good amount of work needs to be done on maintenance
and enhancement of features in the village.
The Pride of Place judging will be in the coming
days.

HOUSEKEEPER sought to take care of a Retired
Priest in the Kildare area. A requirement is that the
position needs to be on a residential basis. For further
details please contact 059-9131212.

LEGION OF MARY PILGRIMAGE
to Our Lady’s Island, Co. Wexford on Friday,
September 7 to include the closing ceremonies of
the 2007 season. Bus leaves Carlow Bus Depot
at 4 pm. Fare is €15. Booking through
Kathleen Brooks at 9133292. Bus will pick up
Tinryland passengers in the village.

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