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Weekly News Roundup - Friday 2 May 2014

The Late Jim Deane

There was immense sadness right across the Tinryland Community when news filtered through of the passing of renowned local shopkeeper Jim Deane Snr in St. Luke's Hospital, Kilkenny on Wednesday April 16th. Jim, who was in his 92nd year and always enjoyed full health until his recent illness, was a native of Kyleballyhue and was the 5th of 7 children of John and Margaret Deane. A past pupil of Tinryland NS and Carlow Vocational School, Jim initially worked on the family farm and played a prominent role in the Local Defence Force during the Emergency in World War 2, helping to form defences in areas such as Kellistown and Ballybar. Jim also spent many happy years in Castletown Estate between 1940 and 1950 and by this time had moved to Tinryland where he opened his shop in the village in 1946. After going into business following a purchase of £7 worth of goods in Suttons of Carlow, Jim went on to develop his shop further over the years following his marriage to Del Brannagan in 1949, while also working as a foreman in Armer Salmon in Carlow.

A genial man with a great sense of humour, Jim was always one of the main characters in the area and no visit to his shop would pass without one of his witty remarks on any given subject. The shop with its unique charm selling everything from a needle to an anchor was always a magnet for people in or passing through the village and remained in its last location until a larger purpose built convenience store run by his youngest son Jim Jr. was built across the road in 2003.

On the sporting field, Jim will be remembered as a legendary figure within Tinryland GFC and spent 5 years up until 1950 on the Carlow Senior Football Team. From the time he played underage level up until the time of his retirement, Jim amassed 6 County SFC Medals having played on winning Tinryland teams in 1943, 1944, 1946, 1948, 1949 and 1950 and also won 17 other tournament medals playing primarily in a midfield role. In 1954, Jim came out of retirement to help Tinryland defeat Kildavin in a County Senior Semi-Final Replay but lost out on an objection that he was not properly registered. Following his playing days, Jim was a main administrator in the club and was a Vice-President at the time of his death. It was also a great source of pride for Jim to receive a Carlow GAA Hall of Fame Award in December 2012.

The large crowds that attended Jim's removal from Healys Funeral Home and in St. Joseph's Church , Tinryland on Saturday last were testament to the popularity and wide esteem in which Jim and the Deane family are held in the area. There was a packed congregation at the funeral service with many mourners outside the church. The crowds of sympathisers of all ages at the burial along with the huge numbers later present for refreshments in the Tinryland GAA Club epitomised how much of a community gathering and tribute Jim's Funeral was on Saturday. A convivial evening of music and song was held in the GAA clubhouse on Jim's request "to celebrate his life"

Remains reposed in R. Healy and Son Funeral Home on Good Friday with prayers at 7.30 pm. Removal took place on Saturday morning at 11.30 am to St. Joseph's Church, Tinryland with Funeral Service celebrated by Fr. Tom Little assisted by Fr. PJ Byrne, Kilcock and Fr. John McEvoy PP Paulstown and Goresbridge. At the funeral there were readings from family members with renditions of Jim's favourite songs Danny Boy, She Moved through the Fair and Boolavogue. A guard of honour was formed by members of Tinryland GFC and Carlow County Board, with his coffin carrying both the Tinryland and Carlow colours.

Predeceased by his wife Delma in February 1997, Jim is survived by his sons Ned (Castletown) and Jim (Tinryland), daughters Maria (Portlaw Co. Waterford) and Ber (Tinryland), older sister Ciss Brennan (Newtown), son in law, daughters in law, grandchildren, great grandchildren, cousin Mary, sister in law, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends. A special mention and thanks to his daughter Ber for her devoted care and attention during his latter years. May he rest in peace.

School Draw

Fr. Cullen Memorial National School Parents Association would like to thank everyone for their continued generous support of their recentfund-raising Easter Draw. The school would like to thank all our sponsors who donated prizes for this successful draw and in particular would like to extend gratitude to Mr. Phil Morrissey who sponsored one of the laptops for the children's use in the school. The Association would also like to thank Mount Leinster Rangers Club, Kevin Nolan Glass, Thomas Sunderland photography, Lord Bagenal Hotel, Waterford Greyhound Track, Swans Electrical, Eddie Rockets, New You Gym, Calbus, Spruhan Coaches, Maxol Station (O'Brien Road), Papa Johns Dublin Street, Morgans Garden Centre, Nestle, Supervalu Sandhills, The Arboretum and Garden Centre, Deane's Shop Tinryland, Suantraí Montessori, Mad for Models Farm Model Store, Tinryland Park, Tinryland GAA, Xtra-Vision and the Ballet Barn for their sponsorship for this draw and wish each and everyone a happy and peaceful Easter."

Easter Draw Winners 2014

Results for the Easter Draw Fr. Cullen Memorial National School:

1st Prize “ Signed ” Mount Leinster Rangers Jersey Winner: Reiltin Curran Seller Jacob Curran Junior Infants
2nd Prize Kevin Nolan Glass - Bathroom Mirror Winner: Macdara Deane Seller: Macdara Deane Junior Infants
3rd Prize Thomas Sunderland – Photo shoot & 7x5 print Winner: Bríd Kennedy Sellers: Robyn & Aoibhin Kennedy – 6th & 2nd class
4th Prize Lord Bagenal - €40 voucher Winners: Dylan and Emma (c/o Liz McDonald) Sellers: Molly and Ellie Kealy – 1st & Senior Infants
5th Prize Waterford Greyhound Racing Evening Winner: Emma Delaney Seller: Emma Delaney 4th Class
6th Prize Swans Electrical - CD sound machine Winner: Thomas Butler Seller: Cormac and Erin McElligott 5th & 3rd Class
7th Prize Eddie Rockets - €30 voucher Winner: Alex Farrell, Ballycarnery Seller: Alex Farrell – 2 nd Class
8th Prize New You - 1 month gym pass Winners: Denis and Trudy Shannon Seller: Denis and Trudy Shannon
9th Prize Calbus - Lily O’Brien Hamper Winner: Ella Brennan Sellers: Catriona and Cahill Purcell – 1st & Senior Infants
10th Prize Spruhan Coaches - Sweet hamper Winner: Chloe Gahan Seller: Chloe Gahan – Junior Infants
11th Prize Maxol O’Brien Rd & Parent Contribution Winner: Lucy Pearson Seller: Grace Murphy – Junior Infants
12th Prize Papa Johns - €30 voucher Winner: Macdara Deane Seller: Macdara Deane - Junior Infants
13th Prize Morgans Garden Centre - €25 voucher Winner: Damien Farrell Seller: Damien Farrell – 5th Class
14th Prize Nestle – Hamper Winner: Paula Hickey Seller: Eanna Dunican – Junior Infants
15th Prize Supervalu Sandhills - Large Crème Easter Egg Winners: Jill, Rachel and Keira McGrath Sellers: Jill, Rachel & Keira McGrath 1st, 3rd & 5th Class
16th Prize Arboretum – Houseplant Winner: Emma Deane Seller: Macdara Deane - Junior Infants

Congratulations to all our winners and well done to 6th class on raising €303.00 on this raffle. Your support is greatly appreciated.

A Mid Week Morning Bootcamp with Paulies Bootcamp at Carlow Town HurlingClub will be starting MAY 12th it will be Monday to Friday 10.00am-11.00am It will be €4 per session pay as you go. Places will be limited per class.. 086 8041820! All fitness levels welcome it will be a low-medium intensity! Also there is an evening beginners boot camp wed & Friday weekly and a full bo otcamp tues thurs & sat.

Fibromyalgia Support Group -

Our monthly meeting will take place on Tues. 29th April @ 7.30pm in Askea Parish Centre. Our guest will be talking and answering questions about Hydrotherapy. All welcome. Contacts: , John 0861927547, Katharine 089 4387283, Mary 086 1693887

Darkness into Light Run

The Darkness into Light 5km run/walk is coming to Carlow for the first time. It is taking place on the morning of 10 May 2014 at 4.00 am. The starting venue is St Laurence O'Toole Athletic Club, Askea, Carlow. Please register online at or Following registration there is a pick-up point for DIL shirts in Carlow Shopping Centre. This will be on Fridays and Saturdays from 12.00 to 4.00 pm up to the start of the event. Pieta House is the crisis centre for self-harm and suicide and now has nine centres around the country and there are plans to further expand in the future. The event is a wonderful experience. Walking from the dark night into the dawn light is symbolic of the work which Pieta House does with the people they support. So why not come and join us on 10 May, and make the first Carlow Darkness into Light a special moment in your life.

Book Sale

CARLOW LIONS CLUB BOOKSALE - in the unit beside White's Chemist Monday to Saturday excluding GoodFriday and Easter Monday until Saturday 26th. April. Proceeds of the book sale are donated to Carlow-Kilkenny homecare nurses. Carlow Lions club appreciate your support.

Presentation Course

‘Presentation and Communication Skills’
(Learn how to confidently create and deliver a customised presentation using a variety of formats)
Starts Thursday 24th April at 7pm in CRISP Castle Hill, Carlow.
4 week course 2 hours each session only €80.
Contact 059 9143972

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