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Weekly News Roundup - Thursday 19 Mar 2015

Andy Murphy week a huge success

Due to the sudden passing of Co. Carlow
Hospice Chairman John McDermott on Tuesday last 3rd March
the final event of the Andy Murphy memorial week the gala night was
postponed until Easter Sunday 5th April. The grand prize
draw in aid of Co. Carlow Hospice fund will now take place on that
night also. John McDermott’s unexpected death came as a huge shock
to all who knew him and he had attended the opening 2 events of the
Andy Murphy week playing in the golf classic in Mount Wolseley on
Sunday 1st March. The week in general was a huge success
and the launch night in Tinryland G.A.A. club with Michael
O’Muircheartaigh was very well attended as was the golf classic
that attracted 24 teams. Monday’s enjoyable musical reflection
evening in St. Joseph’s Church Tinryland was also a success with
the Aspiro choir from Carlow headlining a varied programme that
showcased how much local talent there is in the Tinryland area.

Carlow Co. Council named a road
adjacent to the Athy road near the Barrow track and unveiled a plaque
to the memory of the legendary Tinryland, Carlow and Leinster player
and former Co. Councillor on last Tuesday afternoon. The 3K fun run
held in ideal conditions in the G.A.A. club on Wednesday was also
well supported as was the exhibition that ran in the club house from
Saturday until Wednesday. Among the many items on display was the
original Railway cup that was loaned to the organising committee by
the Ulster G.A.A. council. Andy Murphy’s name appeared on this
beautiful piece of silverware on 3 occassions as did Peenie Whelan
snr. who captained the province to win the competition in 1945. Other
items of interest included Jim Deane’s boots worn in Croke Park in
1950 and all of the different cups that were used for the Carlow
S.F.C. since the beginning.

The organising committee of the Andy
Murphy week were Michael Murphy, Helen Whelan, John Murphy, Anne
Higgins, Brenda Ronan, Ger Broderick, Brigid Doyle, Catherine
Mulhall, and Eamonn Byrne.
Tinryland in Pride of Place Competition
Tinryland Village will represent County Carlow in this year’s National Pride of Place Competition. This 32 County Competition recognises the valuable contribution that local communities make to the creation of civic pride in their area. The competition provides an ideal opportunity for the community of Tinryland to showcase their achievements on a national platform.

For further information you may contact Margaret Nolan Community Section Carlow County Council 059 9172484

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