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Weekly News Roundup - Sunday 3 May 2009

Tinryland Variety Group win Carlow Tops with Brilliant
show in Tullow

A deafening Tinryland roar erupted inside the Murphy memorial hall in
Tullow approaching midnight on Friday last when the Tinryland Variety
Group were announced as Carlow Tops winners for 2009. Having done
really well in the recent South east Tops at Taghmon, Fridays win was
just reward for the tremendous work being done by producer and
choreographer Robert O’Neill and his assistant producers Madeline
Doyle and Michelle Hutton and the trio responsible for costumes
Martina Lowry, Bernie O’Halloran and Lily O’Regan who added best
costume award to the main prize with Tinryland also picking up prizes
for best solo singers and best heritage act.

In the final on Friday Tinryland were up against current South East
champions Rathnure and the Tinryland show called the “Recessionary
Session” was a 65 minute gem, packed with a wide variety of music,
song, comedy and dance.

Opening the show with “Proud Mary” featuring Tricia Moore, backing
singers Shona Lanigan and Noreen Farrell plus the main cast the
Tinryland performance got better and better and the judges were
obviously swayed by the energy displayed by the huge Tinryland cast
over the Wexford group who were many peoples favourites prior to
Fridays final. Among the many highlights were the comedy acts “Working
Daddy” featuring Anne Marie Maher and John Jennings and the Irish
American sketch “An Bhfuil cead agam” with Niamh Walshe, Michelle
Hutton and Shauna O’Toole. As the show progressed the Tinryland tempo
never wavered and the 12 th act “A song for Europe” featuring Michelle
Hutton, Deirdre Keane, Anne Marie Maher, Tina Doyle, Enid McCreanor
and Brenda Maddock brought the house down.

This was quickly followed by one of the most popular acts “The Jolly
Tots” featuring Paul Costello, Judith Doyle, Greg Murphy and Nessa
Lowry who showed that the younger members of the cast could hold their
own with the best. The Tinryland show also featured excerpts from
famous Broadway musicals “South Pacific” and “Les Miserables”. The
show ended on a high note with a “Take That” medley featuring
excellent vocals from Jack Lowry, Noreen Farrell and Shona Lanigan.

The full Tinryland crew was as follows: Producers Robert O’Neill,
Madeline Doyle, Michelle Hutton. Music: Noreen Farrell, Robert
O’Neill, Sharon O’Neill, Kate Dooley, Choreography Robert O’Neill,
Costumes: Martina Lowry, Bernie O’Halloran, Lily O’Regan, Sound Joe
Murphy, Lighting Emma Nolan. Scripts Madeline Doyle, Michelle Hutton,
Bernie OHalloran, Robert O’Neill, Projectionist Laura Dowling, Stage
Crew Brian Deane, Killian Townsend. Hair and make up Kate Dooley and
Katelyn Doran. Pit singers Katie Doyle, Maire Ni Fhaolain, David
O’Neill and Sharon O’Neill

Male Cast: Adam Aylsbury, Sean Conlon, Paul Costello, David Doran,
Adam Doyle, John Jennings, Jack Lowry, Greg Murphy, Robert O’Neill,
Darragh Townsend.

Female cast: Jessie Agnew- Dermody, Rachel Aylsbury, Kate Bermingham,
Aoife Byrne, Kate Calvey, Sarah Comerford, Tracy Deane, Judith Doyle,
Sarah Doyle, Madeline Doyle, Shauna Doyle, Tina Doyle, Emer Fahy,
Joanie Feeney, Sarah Feeney, Noreen Farrell, Linda Hennessy, Leanne
Hutton, Michelle Hutton, Ciara Jeaney, Deirdre Keane, Niamh Lanigan,
Shona Lanigan,Elizabeth Lowry, Nessa Lowry, Brenda Maddock, Ann Marie
Maher, Tricia Moore, Kathleen Nic Dhiarmada, Emma O’Regan, Shauna
O’Toole, Suzanne Ormonde, Niamh Redmond, Caoimhe Townsend, Verna Wall,
Kelly Ann Walsh, Niamh Walshe , Danielle Power and Enid McCreanor.

Mrs. Lil Mannion (nee Maye)

The death took place in St. Luke's Hospital, Kilkenny on Saturday April
11th of Mrs. Lil Mannion of
Linkardstown, Nurney. Lil (nee Maye), who was aged 77 years, was a native
of Bagenalstown and was a prominent camogie player
with Bagenalstown in the 1950's. In her younger days she worked as a
confectioner with Connolly's of Bagenalstown
before emigrating to England with her husband Michael Mannion, formerly of
After living in the UK for a number of years, Lil returned to Ireland with
her husband and young family in 1973
and settled in Linkardstown. Lil was a very gentle reserved person and was
a keen cook and made wedding cakes. Lil also was associated with Irish
Country Markets in Bagenalstown for over 10 years ago and was also very
involved in the Carlow Active Retired Association.

Predeceased by her husband Michael 17 years ago and also by her sisters
Molly, Nan, Julie and brother Pat, Lil is survived
by her sons Michael, Alan and John, sister Peggy Browne, Bagenalstown,
daughters in law Collette, Paula and Sandra,
grandchildren Ruairí and Aoife; Anthony, Rachel, Michael and Ross, John
and Faye, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.

Remains reposed at Somers Funeral Home, Bagenalstown with removal to St.
Joseph's Church, Tinryland for 7.30 o'c Mass
on Monday last. Requiem Mass took place on Tuesday in St. Joseph's Church
at 11 o'c followed by burial in the Cemetery
of the Assumption, Bagenalstown


Sympathy is extended to Eilish Hayden, Ballinacarrig and her family on the
recent death of her brother in law, the former PP of Myshall, Fr. John


We had 348 tickets in the Draw of 15 April. Thanks to our promoters
and ticket buyers. .The winning numbers were: 12, 20, 27 and 30. The
Jackpot was not won.
Tinryland had two winners: Deirdre Lawless and Anne Lawler.


We had 364 tickets in the Draw of 22 April. Thanks to our promoters and
ticket buyers.
The winning numbers were: 2, 10, 21 and 30. The Jackpot was not won.
Tinryland again had two winners:
Shane Farrell and Marie O’Gorman.

Information Talk

Carlow Co. Childcare Committee are hosting an information talk to
parents on:Preparing your child for Primary School
on Thursday 21st May 7.30pm - 9.30pm in Carlow Cathedral Parish Centre
Booking is essential. Please contact 059 91 40244 to book your place.

Women’s Mini Marathon:

Carlow Women’s Aid will take part in the Flora Women’s Mini Marathon
in Dublin on Monday 1st June, in order to raise money for its Domestic
Violence Support and Information service.
We would welcome the support of the public in this campaign. You can
help by either signing up to take part in the Marathon or by getting
sponsorship for those participating.
Further information and sponsorship cards are available from our
centre at: Carlow Women’s Aid, Irishman’s Centre, College St.,
Carlow. Freephone 1800 444 944.

Holy Angels Day Care Centre is looking for ladies to
take part in this year’s Mini-Marathon on June 1. Transport and a
T-shirt will be provided. Contact Sharon at 9143911.


Athletic Training has now commenced for Bennekerry/Tinryland Community
in the Parochial Grounds on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7.00 pm. This
competition is open to
all young athletes between the Under 6 and Under 16 age groups.


If you are between 17 & 35 and have an interest in any of the following:
activities including bowling, singing, dancing, speaking, paintballing,
debating, drama, basketball, volleyball, gaelic football, indoor soccer,
nights in, nights out, weekends away or just meeting plenty of people
and lots more be part of the local Macra club! You can get involved as
much or as little as you like and entertainment is cheap and cheerful!
For more information contact development officer for the area Brigid
Walsh on 086-0822038 or take a look at .

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