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Weekly News Roundup - Sunday 26 Sep 2010

Tinryland On the Up in Tidy Towns Competition

Tinryland received a very good mark of 241 marks out of 400, which was
a total of 9 marks higher than the 2009 score of 232 when the results
of the National Tidy Towns Competition were revealed last week.
Special mention was given by the adjudicators to the following: - The
attractive school building, the well-maintained shop and forecourt
area, the parish hall, the colourful baskets highlighting the granite
wall and the houses in estates were seen as being presented to a high
standard. Special mention was also given to the Dun na Ri estate "it
is a particularly appealing residential area. The landscaping is
commendable, and the level of maintenance is of the highest standard,
grass trimmed and no weeds were evident". The judges also noted that
on the downside, there was a certain amount of litter near the bottle
bank, some weeds near the planting beds and overgrown verges on the
approach roads. The derelict tennis club site was seen as detracting
from the general appearance of the village and the committee were
encouraged to draw up a 3 year action plan for the area.

ALL IRELAND WINNER

Congratulations to Martin Mullins (Tinryland Handball Club) who won the All
Ireland 60x30 Under 15 singles title in Garryhill on Saturday 11th September.
Martin defeated Ryan Harkin of Cork in the final. He is the first juvenile
player from the club to win a singles All Ireland title. He had to play to his
full potential to overcome a very strong opponent. Martin won the 1st game
15.10. Harkin got on top in the second winning 15.4 and looked the
likely winner going into the deciding game. However Martin got back in control in the
3rd, kept the pressure on his opponent throughout the game and won 15.9.
Tony Hannon President of the Irish Handball Council heaped praise on both players for the
quality of the game before presenting the medals.

Senior Championship success for Bennekerry-Tinryland Ladies

Bennekerry-Tinryland senior ladies team put up an outstanding
performance to win the Carlow ladies S.F.C. B championship recently.
Having defeated Rathvilly in the semi final the local women faced Old
Leighlin in the final at Molaise Park in Old Leighlin.

In front of a large attendance the Bennekerry-Tinryland ladies opened
well and by half time led by 1-10 to 1-2 with Deirdre O Sullivan scoring
the BT goal in the 12th minute. Other scorers in that first half were
Sinead Lyons 2 points, Amanda Kinsella 2 points, Roisin Byrne 3 points
and Lauren Dwyer, Christine Scully and Sarah Doyle one point each.

Against a strong wind in the second half Bennekerry-Tinryland had to
withstand strong Old Leighlin pressure before their outstanding player
of the game Sinead Lyons rattled the Old Leighlin net with a goal out of
the top drawer. Further points from Amanda Kinsella, Sarah Doyle,
Deirdre O' Sullivan and Christine Scully enabled the BT girls to run out
winners on a score of 2-14 to 1-7 for Old Leighlin.

After the game Bennekerry -Tinryland captain Deirdre Tomlinson who was
outstanding at mid field received the SFC (B) trophy from Carlow Ladies
football chairperson Kathleen Mullins. Other prominent players for the
team on the night were Amy Dwyer, Paula Murphy, Emma O'Regan, Niamh
Walshe, Katie Doyle, Niamh Redmond, Orlaith Moran, Sandra Roe and
Aishling Kinsella.

Tennis Club Development

Excellent progress has been made in the fund raising drive for this
project. The target of 40,000 has been reached (29,800 in loans and
12,700 in donations). The application for funding has been prepared
and submitted to Leader. Their decision to grant aid the extra 75%
will be known within 4 weeks. All loans will have to be repaid so
ongoing fundraising is essential. If you can help in any way by any
donation big or small, it would be very much appreciated. Great credit
and thanks to all in the community who have been so generous and
supportive of this project to date.

Busy Buddies

Busy Buddies Homework Club is hoping to open for business at the end
of September 2010. There has been a tremendous response from parents
to this initiative with an almost full quota of students reached by
the first week of the school term.

Because of this wonderful response the club urgently requires more
volunteers to give an hour or two once a week from MOnday to Friday
between 2pm and 3 pm. You don't have to be a parent or carer of a
child in the school to participate.

Volunteers will be welcome on a part time or continuous basis. All
adults participating will be subject to Garda vetting.

For more information contact Sarah at 087-6494475, Ann M at
085-1517208, Avril at 086-1094926, Ann D at 086-0776499 or Angie at
086-3033689.

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