Weekly News Roundup - Saturday 30 May 2009
Tinryland students excel at Carlow C.B.S. awards Night
Students from the Tinryland area including many former pupils of Tinryland
N.S. were among the winners at the
St. Mary’s Academy CBS Carlow awards night on Thursday last.
Conor Byrne of Ballybar Upper followed in the footsteps of last years
winner Shane Redmond and former winner Niall Barrett
also from Tinryland when he was presented with the Sixth year student of
the year award. Conor who is a current senior footballer
with Tinryland and has represented Carlow at minor and U21 level received
his award from guest of honour Vincent Wall and from Shane Redmond
who returned to the school to accept an award for gaining the maximum 600
points in last years Leaving Certificate. In keeping with the tradition
of this event the sixth year award winner made an acceptance speech and
Conor’s address was warmly received by the large audience in attendance on
Other top Academic awards on the night were won by former Tinryland pupils
Conor Carthy and Christopher Costello who were winner and runner up
the prestigious Anne Brennan award.
In the sporting field Tinryland pupils excelled with Kevin Barrett of
Kilmeaney receiving two awards for Basketball and handball and Eoin
Maddock and Michael Mullen
receiving the U16 and U18 soccer awards respectively. Eoin is a current
underage player with Shamrock Rovers while Michael recently made his
league of Ireland senior
debut with Wexford Youths. Donal Curran of Linkardstown was presented with
the Equestrian award in recognition of his win at the Irish Tetrathalon
Marcus Lawler of Ballycrogue won the junior athletics prize for his
numerous victories as a sprinter at provincial and national level.
Tinryland underage footballer
Eric Bates who is a very good golfer received the Colm Cunningham Cup golf
award while other Tinryland winners on the night included Linkardstown
boys Adam Doyle and
Dermot Farrell together with Robert Stynes and T J Curran who were awarded
prizes for their involvement in debating, Community work and student
The guest speaker at last week’s awards was former pupil Vincent Wall who
is currently Director of Communications for Dublin Airport Authority and
is a former editor of
Business and Finance Magazine and former Business Correspondent of R.T.E.
Gary Wins Scholarship Award
Gary Finnerty, formerly of Tinnepark, won a travel award to Ecuador for
five weeks beginning on the 29th of June. This travel scholarship is
provided by EIL Intercultural Learning Ireland,
a non for profit organisation which provides students a limited number of
fully funded travel awards to Japan, Ecuador, Vermont (USA), Mexico,
Argentina, South Africa, Nigeria and Hong Kong.
The process of getting the award began in March when Gary sent in an
application form along with a 700 word essay on why he wanted to go to on
the trip to Ecuador. Following this he was short
listed from hundreds of applications along with four others applicants for
the Ecuador award. The short listed group then attended a day of
interviews in Trinity College. A week after the interviews
Gary was notified he had won the travel award which he will be presented
with on the 8th of June by the Minister of Foreign Affairs Micheal Martin.
The award includes return flights from Ireland to
Ecuador plus insurance, a homestay with a local family in Riobamba, a four
Day Amazon Jungle Visit, Mountain trekking and biking on Chimborazo and
visiting the equator. Gary will also be involved in
community work in an EIL centre in Riobamba. Gary, who now resides in
Shillelagh, is the son of Pat and former Tinryland NS schoolteacher Ita
and is a 5th year student in Colaiste Bhride, Carnew Co. Wicklow.
IT Carlow Summer Activity Camps 2009
July 13th – 17th and July 20th – 24th
10am – 2.30pm
Camp welcomes boys & girls , 7-12years
Venue: IT Carlow
Application forms now available. Contact Paula @ 9170440
We had 305 tickets in the Draw of 13 May. Thanks to our promoters and
ticket buyers. Nineteen promoters sold tickets.
The winning numbers were: 7, 18, 24, 31. The Jackpot of € 20,000 was not
won. Books of 11 tickets for promoters are available
in the Sacristy, at the Parochial House or in Deane’s Shop. Sold tickets
and money (€2 per ticket or € 20 per book) should be returned by
6.00 pm on the Tuesday before the Draw.
Sympathy is extended to Nicola Sheehan, St. Martins Avenue on the tragic
death of her brother Barry, Raheendoran, Ballinabranna following an
The St. Vincent De Paul Society quarterly collection will take place on
the weekend of the 6th and 7th of June. All support would be appreciated.
This years cemetery mass in St. Joseph's Church, Tinryland will take place
on Friday July 3rd at 8 pm. All graves should be tended to in advance of