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Weekly News Roundup - Thursday 21 Feb 2013

Draughts Success for Local Area

Bennekerry/Tinryland had great success in the Carlow Community Games Draughts Finals

when they won the Under 10 and Under 14 Competitions along with a silver in the Under 12 section at

the County Finals in Hacketstown on Sunday last.

The U10 team who won gold was Padraic Kelly, James Cranny, Thomas Malone, Mark
Dillon, Sophie Walsh, John Byrne and Seán Breen

U14 Team who also won gold medals were Cillian Duff, Conal O'Mahony,Danann Burke,
Finbarr Kavanagh, Ciaran O' Hagan,Roisin O'Neill and Cathal O'Neill

The U12 team won silver medal were Paul Dermody, Abbie Nolan, Caoimhe
O'Neill, Conor Whelan, Holly Malone and Niamh Crowley.

Well done to all who took part.

The trainers were Mairead Breen U10, Lourda Griffin and Mary Kavanagh U12 and U14

The U10 and U14 teams will now go on to represent Carlow in the next round.

The Art and Model Making was held on the 9th Feb in Presentation and there was
a good representation from Area 11.

In the Art the area had two gold and one silver medal winners they were

Girls U12 Alannah Walsh Gold

Boys U14 Danann Burke Gold

Boys Under 8 Senan Ryan Silver

Alannah Walsh and Danann Burke will now go on to represent Carlow in the National Community Games Finals in Athlone

In the model making Silver went to Cillian Nolan, and Bronze went to Conor Whelan
Well done who took part.

In the table Quiz we had three teams that represented the area and well
done to those who took part.

All competitors in the Bennekerry/Tinryland Area who would be
interested in competing in Gymnastics which is on the 8th March in St
Leos College Carlow starting at 6pm from U9-U15 Girls and
Boys and also Swimming for age groups U8-U16 Girls and Boys which takes
place on the 23rd March in Graiguecullen pool should contact Jenny
McAteer at 087 9011030.

The Late Jack Brennan

Jack Brennan, better known as Dan's Jack, late of Clochristic Milford, and formerly of Coon, passed away peacefully in St Luke's Hospital Kilkenny, in the early hours of Sunday, Feb 3rd. Aged 87, Jack's early years in Coon were spent working on the land and in the forestry. With his late wife Liz (nee Comerford) they began their married life in the Butts, moving to Milford in 1970. His great pastimes were tug-of-war, St. Martin's hurling club, ploughing and games of 25. He was a great story teller and singer and had many friends. His favourite songs were 'The half crown' and 'The story I tell you is true'. The latter was sung at his funeral by Leslie Dunne. In recent years Jack loved attending ploughing matches, and he was proud to see 5 national ploughing titles awarded to his daughter Breda. He enjoyed good health until recently, and was well cared for by his family before being admitted to St Luke's on Christmas Eve. He was a wonderful father, grandfather, neighbour and friend to all from Coon and Tinryland who kept in regular contact over the years. He is survived by his daughters Mary ( Ballinamona Kilkee), Breda (Clochristic), grandchildren Thomas, John, Ailis and James, son-in-laws Dinny and Eugene, sisters Peg Phelan (Lower Seskin) and Sarah Casey (Brighton). He was pre-deceased by his wife Liz (1995) and also by his brothers Paddy, Bill, Jerry, Danny and Martin, and sister Rose. His remains were removed to Tinryland Church on Tuesday Feb.5th, and he was interred in the local cemetery after concelebrated mass on Wednesday by Fr. Tom Little and Fr. John Delaney P.P. Coon.

Handball success for Tinryland School.

Pupils from Tinryland School were successful at the Allianz Cumann na mBunscol handball championships recently. Sinead Hayden won the girls under 13 singles title after a nail-biting tie-break. Sinead will now compete in the Leinster blitz in Kildare. Dinny Farrell won the boys under 13 singles. Ross Mannion and Paddy Regan were runners-up in boys under 11 doubles. Well done to all the boys and girls and thanks to Allianz cumann na mBunscol Ceatharlach for organizing the event.

Clean Up

Congratulations to the boys and girls who are working towards their John Paul 2 awards in giving of their time for the benefit of their community. They worked with great enthusiasm on cleaning up the Church flower beds and planting new flowers during the past week . This was a 2 hour marathon on a cold February afternoon. Well done to all! These volunteers were involved also in making crosses for St Brigid's day which realised €300 for charity.

School Enrolment

Fr. Cullen Memorial School, Tinryland is accepting enrolments for the 2013/14 school year. Please contact Margaret in the office on 059 9132156 for more information.

SULT Irish Classes

Irish classes will begin in Fr. Cullen Memorial School ( Tinryland NS), on Thursday 21st of February. The classes are for primary school children ( 4th-6th class) to improve their Irish language skills. Please contact Orlaith on 087-9130937 for more information.
Montessori School

Suantrai Montessori School Tinryland (est 2001) is now enrolling for September 2013. Children born between 2.2.09 and 30.6.10 are entitled to 5 free mornings (ECCE Scheme) from September. Why not enquire about our low cost pre ECCE introductory programme (immediate start) for those children who do not yet qualify for the free year.

Two classroom school, offering combined Montessori and play based activities.

Wide and varied curriculum with special emphasis on pre school maths ,

science and literacy, using child friendly and fun methods. Spoken Irish .

After pre-school care available.

For further information or to arrange a visit please contact Frances Byrne on (087) 9079331

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