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Weekly News Roundup - Monday 17 Mar 2008

The Late Paddy Murphy
The death took place in the Sacred Heart Home, Carlow on Tuesday March 4th of Paddy Murphy, late of the Shop, Ballyloo Cross.
Paddy was a highly renowned footballer who played Tinryland and Carlow for many years. He won Senior Championship medals with Tinryland in 1946,48,49 and 50. He put in many fine performances on Tinryland and Carlow teams in that era. He Played on Carlow team in 1945 that defeated Cork with 13 players from Tinryland featuring on that famous day. Paddy captained Carlow against Longford in 1951 on the day of the Mullingar crash when five Carlow supporters were killed on way home. He scored a goal that day from centre forward position. Paddy was a very accomplished footballer who had a powerful left foot. 
Paddy was the last surviving member of Murphy family having been pre deceased by Brothers Andy, Seamus, sisters Bridie Feehan, Nan Kavanagh, May and sister Lena who was a nun who drowned in Australia. She was known as Sr Remi.
He took over the running of the shop in Ballyloo when his sister May died. Paddy pre deceased by his wife Lily nee Doogue in 1971, having been married in 1961.  Paddy worked in England for a time in Luton in the Vauxhall factory. He was also a very accomplished Pitch & Putt player who was involved in the Tinryland club when it started in the late 1960’s. He also played pitch & Putt at many of the local courses such as Bagenalstown, St. Fiaccs and Castledermot. Affectionately known as The Shopman, Tinryland and Carlow jersies were draped on his coffin at his removal and burial. He was a character who had his own unique wit and thrived on a good argument or debate. Loved to play cards and back a horse. He had spent the past five years in Sacred Heart home and Bethany House where he was well looked after and liked.
At his removal there was a guard of honour from past & current members of Tinryland G.F.C.
He is survived by his brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, grandnephews, grandnieces, relatives and friends. Removal took place from R.Healy and Son Funeral Home, Pollerton castle on Wednesday last to St. Joseph's Church, Tinryland (via Ballyloo) at 7.30 o'c. Funeral Mass took place last Thursday at 11 o'c followed by burial in the adjoining cemetery.

Juvenile Football Training

The following are the training times for Tinryland Juvenile Football Players this year:

Under 6 and Under 8- commences Saturday March 29th between 5 and 6 pm.

Under 10- commences Saturday March 15th at 5 pm.

Under 14- Mondays between 6.30 and 8 pm

Under 16- Mondays and Wednesdays between 6.30 and 7.45 pm.

Tidy Towns

The Tinryland Tidy Towns Committee will hold its AGM in the Parochial House, Tinryland on Tuesday March 18th at 8.30 pm. All new members are welcome to attend and help in the groups efforts this year. The village has scored very impressively in this competition in recent years and hopes are high that there will be another strong showing this year.


There is athletic training for juveniles every Tuesday 7-8pm in GAA club under lights, and also at 11.30am in the Parochial Fields at McCardles cross on Sunday mornings.

Library Programme

There is a great free Kids events programme held every Tuesday night at 7pm in Carlow Central Library. It's open to members and non-members - boys and girls aged 6 - 12
years. Crafts, Quizzes, games etc, Just book on 059 9170094 or call to the Library for the monthly list of what's on, you'll be pleasantly surprised.
The programme for Easter Period is now available.

Alzheimer Society of Ireland

Alzheimer's Tea Day is a lifeline for people with dementia and their families. Make this the "Biggest Brew"ever by registering to host a party in your home or workplace on Thursday May 1st. Call 01-2846616 or visit to make a difference.


Pre-marriage courses are offered to couples preparing for marriage by ACCORD facilitators. The diocese appeals for volunteers to offer their services for training as facilitators. An information meeting takes place at 8pm next Thursday, March 13th at the Parish Centre, Station Road, Newbridge Co. Kildare.

NOVENA TO OUR LADY OF PERPETUAL HELP IN St. Andrew’s Parish Church, Bagenalstown continues each Tuesday to 1 April, 2008. The Novena will commence at 7.30 p.m. with Mass followed by Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament. Everyone is most welcome.

Religious Services on RTÉ RADIO: From 24 March 2008, Medium Wave will cease to be used by RTE for Radio broadcasts. This means that those who listen to Radio Mass will need to tune into Long Wave 252 from 10.00 on Sunday mornings.

Environmental Grants

Applications for Environmental Grants 2008 are invited from all resident, community and voluntary groups in your area. Application forms are available for both of the above from either Jannette or John at Community & Enterprise, Carlow County Council at 059-9136203 or 9136210.

Carlow Area Supported Employment

Carlow Area Supported Employment is a Fas funded service based in Pollerton Rd., Carlow.
Supported Employment is an initiative that enables and empowers people
with disabilities to be employed in paid jobs in the open labour market.
It is a free and confidential service available to both employees and employers.
If you are seeking employment and have a disability or if you just want
further information please phone 059/9135564. We will be happy to answer any enquiries you have.

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