Weekly News Roundup - Friday 7 Aug 2009
Mr. John Morrissey
The entire parish was stunned on Monday last when news filtered through of
the sudden death of John Morrissey of Grangeford and formerly of
Ballycrogue. John who was aged 65 years was regarded by Chief Celebrant
Brendan Byrne as a true gentleman and a great farmer whose sons Gary and
Mark were prominent members of the Tinryland GAA team. As well as being an
extensive farmer, John played guitar, a round of golf in mount wolesley
and was involved in extending his pharmaceutical business in Tullow
John will be sadly missed by his wife Elsie (nee Power) formerly of Park,
sons Gary and Mark, daughters Elizabeth, Grace and Kathryn, twin brother
Donal, brothers Kevin and Phil, uncles, aunt, sisters-in-law,
brothers-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.
John was predeceased by his brother Andy and sister Mary Aughney.
Removal from his residence took place on Wednesday at 1.30pm to the Holy
Rosary Church, Tullow, arriving for Requiem Mass at 2pm. Burial took place
afterwards to Grange Cemetery.
A farewell night and get together for Fr. Eamonn Hayden will take place in
Tinryland GAA Club on Friday August 14th at 8.30 pm with refreshments
In addition people are asked to support the offertory collection in St.
Josephs Church, Tinryland next weekend in aid of Fr.Eamonns mission in
National Silver for Deirdre
Tinryland athlete Deirdre Doyle won an excellent Silver medal in the
National Junior Ladies 3000m Final in Santry over the weekend.
Deirdre who has had another very successful year will head to Byrant
University in Boston shortly on an athletics scholarship.
The head coach at the university is Stephanie O Reilly of the Sli Chulainn
club in Wicklow.
Community Games Sports
Hacketstown will hold their Annual Sports under Community Games Rules in
Ardattin on Sunday next at 1 pm.
This will be an ideal opportunity for Bennekerry/Tinryland athletes to
test their strengths against other Community Games qualifiers from
counties such as Wexford, Laois and Wicklow.
LOTTO: We invite new people to come forward as promoters (sellers of a
book of tickets). Try it out for one week. In the Draw of Wed 29 July the
winning numbers were 11, 12, 16, 32. The Jackpot will be worth € 12,000
this coming week. The promoter who sells the Jackpot winning ticket wins
10% of the Jackpot. Best wishes in the Draw of Wednesday 5 August.
TIDY TOWNS EFFORT IN TINRYLAND:
We have entered the National Tidy Towns Competition again. Judging could
be any day now. Please play your part by keeping the village clean and
tidy. Well done to all who are making a special effort to make the place
more attractive and colourful. Group efforts to clean Tinryland take
place on Thursdays and Fridays at 7.00 pm. Why not join in for an hour?
CLONMACNOISE YOUTH FESTIVAL 13 – 16 August is a lively four day festival
with workshops, concert, inspiring talks, great music and prayer and
plenty of time for relaxing, chilling out and meeting new people. Free
buses, no cost, donation only.
Contact Youth 2000 Office at 016753690. www.youth2000.ie
Disability Sports Camp
Carlow Sports Partnership and Special Olympics Leinster are organising a
Sports Camp for children with an Intellectual Disability.
Who: Children 6-16 years of Age
Where: Presentation Secondary School Askea Carlow
Dates: Monday 10th and Tuesday 11th August 2009
Time: 11am - 2pm Each Day
Cost: €10 per child (siblings welcome)
Activities: Basketball, Soccer Skills and athletics. Motor Activities and
other fun games will also be provided. No sporting experience is necessary
and all abilities are catered for. For more information and to reserve a
place please contact Jenna Doyle Sports Inclusion Disability Officer
Carlow Sports Partnership on 9172450 / 087 2568189 or firstname.lastname@example.org