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Weekly News Roundup - Friday 10 May 2013

Community Games Finals

The U/10 Boys Gaelic Football team played Ballon/ Rathoe in their first game where they won 3-2 to 2-1 to advance into the final where they met Askea. The teams played in Tinryland GAA Pitch it was a competitive match where they played with great passion and determination with the home team defeated in the end by 5 points the final score was 2-2 to 0-3. The team received silver medals. The team for Bennekerry/ Tinryland was Seamus McCullough Josh Donegan, Cian McGuire, Ruairi Scully, Mark Mullen,Cillian Moore, Matthew Farrell, Padraig Kelly, James Cranny, Evan McAteer, Sean Woods, Jack Deacy, Jack Dunne,Calum Nolan,Jill Farrell, Tess Regan, Eva Doyle and Sinead Thompson. Also a word of thanks to their Trainers Martin Farrell and Peter Scully for their time and dedication to the team well done to every one that took part and will try again next year.

The U12 Boys Soccer Team played in the County Championships in Ballon/ Rathoe with their first match against Tullow/Grange where they played with great skill and were outstanding winners where they won 10-0 in the end. They played in the semi finals where they played Burrin Rangers but unfortunately they where beaten 4-0. The team was Sean Geoghegan, Lee Dowling,Paddy Regan, Colin Oppango, Damien Farrell, Brian Ryan, Mark Behan, Luke Brennan, Daniel Nolan, Brian McMahon and Padraig Kelly. Well done to those who took part and to their trainers Bernard Duff and Denis Farrell for their time and support for the team.

Bennekerry/Tinryland Community Games Area 11 finals are being held on the 16th May 2013 at 6.30 sharp in Palatine GAA Pitch for age U6-U16 Boys and Girls. All are welcome and for queries contact Jennifer McAteer 087-9011030 / Stephanie O'Brien 086-8439533
The Late Mick Murphy

The death occurred recently after a short illness of Mick Murphy of Castletown Cottage, in St Luke's Hospital Kilkenny. Mick was in his 83rd year and was a well loved character in the area. He kept an open house, and his home was always a welcoming place for visitors. Although a life - long pioneer, there was always an offering of alcohol to his many callers. Mick loved his garden , and always kept it in perfect condition. In his younger days he played the drums with St Finian's Ceili Band. With his late brother Tom on accordian, they were once winners in the Leinster Fleadh Ceol for ceili bands. He also played with the late Sean Byrne, and was featured with Richie Kavanagh on his videos. He worked with local farmers all his life. He was also blessed with good neighbours. He will be sadly missed by his relatives, the Hayes and Curran families, his loving sister Bridie Curran, nephews, nieces, friends and neighbours. He was pre-deceased by his brother Tom, and sister Mollie Hayes.

Remains reposed at Carpenter Bros Funeral Home, Barrack St., Carlow, from 6pm on Sunday, with prayers at 9pm. Removal took place on Monday at 1.30pm to St. Joseph’s Church, Tinryland, arriving for Funeral Mass at 2pm, followed by burial in adjoining cemetery.

Mr. Tony Noctor

Deepest sympathy is extended to John Noctor, Ballyloo and family on the death of his father Mr. Tony Noctor, Arles, Ballickmoyler on Wednesday April 17th last.

Competed on Colleges Team

Congratulations are extended to Michael Mannion, Ballyloo who played on the Athlone IT team which won the National Freshers Rugby Final against Maynooth. Michael also appeared on the 2nd year team which lost their final to Carlow IT.

Field Day

The annual Field Day in aid of Our Lady’s National School will be held in Nurney Village on Sunday 9th June 2013. Gates open at 2pm for a fun day out for all the family. Attractions on the day include Wheel of Fortune, Bottle Stall, Cake Stall, Super Slide and lots more. M.C. John McGrath. Admission: Adults €2, Senior Citizens and Children free. All welcome

TINRYLAND PARK Commemorative Tree Scheme
We are introducing a Commemorative Tree Scheme to allow the public to pay tribute to a person(s) or occasion by purchasing a tree in our new public park.
The scheme will contribute to the "greening" of the village, park and foster a sense of ownership in our new park.
The Cost of a Commemorative Tree, including plaque and installation is €200.
Any person wishing to purchase a tree in Tinryland Park must complete a Commemorative Tree Scheme request form, application forms are available in Deane’s Shop or from Frances Byrne on 087 907 9331.

Volunteers needed for Summer Camp

Carlow Regional Youth Services are currently looking for volunteers to help with their annual summer camp which will run from July 8th to 12th. Full training will be given 2nd to 4th July. If you are 16+, are available then & would like to help others in your local community, please contact JJ on 085 7132751 or

Carlow Summer Camp Registration

That time of year again! Carlow Summer Camp will run from July 8th to 12th & caters for 5-12 year olds. Registration for camp will take place on Tuesday 7th May in the parents room at Askea Girls School & The Vault, Burrin Street, Carlow from 6.30pm to 7.30pm. €35 unwaged* (*current proof of receipt of social welfare is required) & €45 waged. For more information contact 059 9130476.

Arts Festival

Carlow Arts Festival is looking for volunteers for the Festival which runs from 7th – 16th June 2013.There will be a range of interesting and fun roles around the county. All help welcome even just a couple of hours.For further information please contact Ann-Louise on 059 9170307 or

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