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Weekly News Roundup - Sunday 23 Jan 2011

Tinryland's X Factor Fundraiser

The annual X Factor fundraiser will be held over two nights in Tinryland
Football Club this year. The heats take place this Friday, 28th January,
while the final takes place Friday 4th February. This is TVG's main fundraiser
for the year and it is important that it is well supported. This year we would
especially encourage more adults to come. Admission on the night is ?5. The
event will be limited to those over 18. Over 16 year olds are welcome once
accompanied by a parent on the night. Tim Madden will once again provide
the music for the event.

The Tinryland producers recently attended a meeting in Wexford to arrange
dates for the South East Tops. Tinryland will stage their first show on Friday
4th March while their second show will be staged on Friday 25th March.
Tinryland will face teams from Adamstown and Kilrane/Rosslare Harbour on these
nights. Tickets will soon be available. Adult tickets are priced at ?10 while
children's tickets are ?5. Following an objection from our group last
year, the
adjudicators for this competition have been changed for this year. It was
decided that there will be one judge for the heats. Eddie Wymbury from
Waterford has been nominated for this task and the group are very
pleased with this decision.

Anybody from transition year upwards that wishes to take part in the show
should contact us as soon as possible. Any adults that wish to join
are especially welcome. There is no upper age limit for the show and
all ages are welcome. The group are looking for singers, dancers and
actors and a separate night will be arranged for those wishing to
partake. If you are interested please contact us at or find us on Alternatively just contact a member
of the group for more contact details.

Award for Local Couple

Tinryland couple Ann and Tommy Lyons were honoured at the Carlow Ladies
Football awards night on Thursday last for their service to the game. Ann
and Tommy who are involved at club, county, provincial and national level
received their award from Pat Quill the National President of the Ladies
Football Association at the very well attended event in Carlow Town Hurling
Club. Bennekerry/Tinryland figured promominently at the function having won
County Carlow titles at U13, U14, U16, Minor and Senior 'B' grades.

Bennekerry / Tinryland Ladies Football AGM takes place in Tinryland
GFC on Tuesday next the 25th of January @ 8.30pm. All new members

Death of Tinryland G.A.A. player Tom Dowling

Tom Dowling formerly from Chaplestown Carlow who died in Dublin on
Thursday 6th January was a Tinryland senior footballer of note during
the late 1960s and early seventies. During his playing career with
Tinryland Tom figured on the last senior league winning team in 1968
before winning three senior championship medals with the club during a
golden era in the seventies when titles were won in 1971, 1972 and 1975.
A nippy forward Tom scored some spectacular points for the men in blue
and white during his decade of service with Tinryland seniors.

At Tom's funeral on Sunday 9th January his team mates from that era
together with current club officials provided a guard of honour while
one of his team mates Fr. P.J. Byrne concelebrated his requiem Mass in
Askea church with Fr P.J. Madden.

Tinryland G.F.C. extends deepest sympathy to Tom's family.

The Late Margaret (Maggie) O'Neill

The death occurred on Sunday January 2nd after a long illness of
Margaret (Maggie) O'Neill (nee Townsend) of Linkardstown. Maggie, who
was in her early 80's, was the last surviving member of a family of 11
and lived in the Linkardstown and Tinryland area for all of her life.
Maggie was predeceased by her husband Danny O'Neill in 2009, having
been married since 1976, after being first introduced over 20 years
previously. A religious woman, who for many years was a daily
communicant in St. Joseph's Church, Tinryland, Maggie also took a
great interest in local affairs and followed GAA at local and national
level. Maggie also obtained a driving licence in later life and was of
great assistance to family members and friends in this respect. From a
very well respected local family, her home was one of the first homes to
have television in the area in the early 1960's and was an open house
at this time with all comers welcome. Maggie, who was cared for
by family members during her illness, is mourned by her nephews, nieces,
sisters in law, grandnephews, grandnieces, other relatives and friends.

Remains were removed from Carpenters Brothers Funeral Home, Barrack
Street, Carlow on Monday, January 2nd at 7pm to St Joseph?s Church,
Tinryland (via Milford Cross), arriving 7.30pm. Requiem Mass which was
celebrated by Fr. John McEvoy PP, Fr.Eamonn Hayden and Fr PJ Byrne, Kilcock took place on
Tuesday at 11am followed by burial in the adjoining cemetery.


Sympathy is also extended to Phyllis Jeaney, Garryhundon on the death of her mother Mary
Shannon, Tullow who died recently.

Juvenile GFC AGM

The AGM of the juvenile club is on
Monday the 24th of January at 8pm.New and existing members asked to

CRISP Courses

Internet & E-Mail class will start in CRISP Carlow centre on Wednesday
February 9th at 10am. Learn how to check the jobs situation, shop on
line, online banking, watch a video, discover how to create and use
your own E-Mail Account, send messages and attachments and receive
E-Mails. 3 week course 2 hours per session. ?45.Call 059 9143972 to

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