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Weekly News Roundup - Friday 13 May 2011

R.T.E. and Paidi O'Shea visit a huge
success

There was great interest in Tinryland G.F.C. on Tuesday last when the
R.T.E. radio 1 John Murray show visited the club along with Kerry G.A.A.
legend Paidi O'Se.

The purpose of the visit was to record a coaching session with the clubs
senior team which will be broadcast on tomorrow Wednesday between
9.a.m. and 10 a.m.as part of the programmes 'long shots' series.

During the visit programme presenter John Murray conducted interviews
with long serving club members Jim Deane, Paddy Regan, Tom Doyle and
Brendan Hayden.

Paidi O.Se who made the 4 hour journey from his home in Ventry spoke at
length with the senior panel offering many tips on how they can improve
their game. While in Tinryland 8 time All Ireland medal winner O'Se also
spoke with the clubs U14 squad who have qualified for this years All
Ireland feile in Cork and with the U16 squad who are going well in this
years championship. Tinryland captain John Paul Moore was also
interviewed by John Murray as was promising senior player Cormac
Breathnach who took part in an interview conducted as gaeilge with Paidi
O'Se. After the onfield activities the visitors were formally welcomed
to Tinryland in the clubhouse and both John Murray and Paidi O Se spoke
and were presented with a club history book by current chairman Peenie
Whelan.

Tinryland was selected to take part in the show from over 100 applicants
after former chairman Mick Murphy applied on behalf of the club to
partake in the series. Tinryland has won 15 Carlow senior championships
during its 123 year history and last won the title in 1981.

During the course of this years championship the show will be providing
the club with coaching together with drumming up local support for the
senior team and airing updates on crunch games throughout the campaign.
Tinryland's first outing will be against Kilbride in mid July.

The Late Josephine Ward

There was a widespread sense of sorrow and disbelief in the Tinryland
and wider Carlow area at the untimely death of Josephine Ward, having
been taken ill at her residence in Linkardstown on Saturday last,
April 30th. Josephine, who was aged just 34 years, was a kind,
cheerful person with a warm personality who made a great impression on
all people she encountered. A past pupil of Tinryland NS and the
Presentation College, Carlow where she sat her Leaving Certificate in
1995, Josephine worked in the Carlow area with Jones Business Systems
before returning to higher education.

Having successfully completed a BSc (Hons) Degree in IT Management in Carlow
IT in 2006, she went on to work in technical support positions in
Teagasc before commencing employment as an IT trainer with JLT
Insurance Brokers in Warrington Place, Dublin 2, a position she held
up until the time of her death. Having achieved great success in her
chosen career, she held ambitions to complete her Masters Degree in
the coming years.

Despite her work in Dublin, which often involved a regular early
morning commute to the city, Josephine was always a caring mother to
her 13 year old daughter Amanda and would work from home at any
available opportunity during the week. She had returned to live in
her home in Linkardstown in recent months having lived in the Carlow
town area for several years. Josephine's sudden and early death has
come as a great shock to many people and her popularity was to be seen
in the large crowds that swelled St.Joseph's Church on both her
removal on Monday and funeral mass on Tuesday along with many tributes
paid to her on several websites. The Funeral Mass was celebrated by
Rev. John McEvoy PP where her nephew Jason Noctor paid a moving tribute to
Josephine and spoke about her kindness and willingness to help others, her devotion to
daughter Amanda along with the assistance she gave to his own mother Kathleen. At both
masses, a guard of honour was formed by 2nd year class mates of Amanda in Carlow
Vocational School.

Predeceased by her parents Matt and Nancy, she will be sadly missed by
her heartbroken daughter Amanda, brothers Patrick and Matthew, sisters
Kathleen and Helen brother in law John and Larbi, sister in law
Louise, nieces Laura, Lynsey and Hannah, nephews Jason, Jamie, David
and Robbie, Aunts, Uncles and wide circle of family and friends.

Removal took place from her residence on Monday evening at 7 o'c to
St. Joseph's Church, Tinryland arriving at 7.30. Funeral Mass took
place on Tuesday at 11 o'c with burial immediately afterwards in
adjoining cemetery.

Tidy Towns Competition

Tinryland's entry for the National Tidy towns competition is being
prepared at the moment. Judging for this competition usually takes
place in early June, so there is much work to be done. Approach roads
to the village need to be cleared of litter, and the flower beds are
also in need of attention. New hanging baskets will be placed on the
granite wall by the end of the month. It would be greatly appreciated
if everyone assisted by tidying the areas near their own homes. Clean
up sessions will begin on Saturday May 7th, and every Saturday morning
at 10 a.m for the next few weeks. Please feel free to join in! The
A.G.M of Tidy Towns will take place on Monday May 16th @ 7.30 p.m in
the Parish Hall. New members would be particularly welcome.

Recent Weddings:

Congratulations to Antoinette Curran, Linkardstown who married Colm
Ward, Ardee, Co. Louth in Tinryland on Friday 29th April. Antoinette
is the daughter of the late Dan and Cecilia Curran, Linkardstown. Colm
is son of Martin and Bridie Ward, Ardee. Best man and bridesmaid were
Anthony Friel and Judy Long (nee Curran). The wedding reception was
held in Ballykealy Manor Hotel, Ballon.

Best wishes also to Pamela Donoghue, Graiguenaspidogue who married
John Hayden of Old Leighlin in Tinryland on Saturday 30th April.
Pamela is the daughter of Paudie and Diana Donoghue,
Graiguenaspidogue. John Hayden is son of the late Kevin Hayden and
Mary Hayden, Old Leighlin. The bridesmaid and best man were Laura
Donoghue and Kevin Hayden. The wedding reception was held in
Ballykealy Manor Hotel, Ballon.

Carlow Region DCD/Dyspraxia Support group

Our first meeting will be held in the Seven Oaks Hotel Carlow on
Wednesday May 18th from 7.30 pm to 9.30 pm .All welcome and admission
is free .The Dyspraxia Association of Ireland are delighted to support
the setting up of the Carlow group . Please contact Karin on
0873545083 or email cwsupportgrp@eircom.net. Also Harry Conway on
018747085 or email info@dyspraxia.ie

Saplings School for Children with Autism

BE A VOICE FOR CHILDREN WITH AUTISM, walk/jog/run the Flora Women's
Mini Marathon in Dublin on Monday 6th June in aid of the Saplings
School for Children with Autism, Carlow. Registration and transport
arranged also a free t-shirt. Have a wonderful day out while
supporting a local childrens charity. For more details call Siobhan
on 087 7474818 of Yvonne in Saplings (059) 9164759. Your support
would be much appreciated.

CRISP Courses

COMPUTERS MADE SIMPLE - this course is for complete beginners starts
Tuesday 10th May at 10am. 8 week course 2 hours per session 80.
INTERNET & E-MAIL course - Learn how to surf the internet and set up
your own E-Mail account starts Wednesday 11th May at 10am. 3 week
course 2 hours per session 45.

Both courses will be in CRISP Castle Hill, Carlow. Contact 059 9143972
to enrol.

Facebook & Skype Course

Facebook & Skype course will be starting in CRISP Castle Hill on Thursday
the 19th May at 10am. 3 wk course 45.00. Call 059 9143972 to enrol.

Looking for a career in Elder care?

FETAC Level 5 Safety & Health at Work May 13th , 20th & 27th
FETAC Level 5 Palliative Care Support May 12th, 19th & 26th
Places limited. Funding may be available if you are in receipt of a
Social Welfare Payment or employed. For further details please contact
Vision Training 059 9142208.

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