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Weekly News Roundup - Thursday 9 Jul 2015

Pride of Place Competition

There was a fantastic atmosphere in Tinryland on Tuesday last as judges came for the 2015 IPB Pride of Place Competition.

The Judges arrived to a rapturous welcome and powerpoint presentation at the Parish Hall at 10am. Thereafter the judges were brought to various sites village in a pony & trap owned by Mr.Tom Butler . The judges were also taken to Fr Cullen Memorial School, where they were greeted by the children, staff and the public in the School Hall. There was a cake prepared by Seerys Bakery which was cut by one of our senior citizens Josie Lyons and one of the junior school pupils Katie Hogan. The committee then brought to the judges to visit St Joseph’s Church. The tour continued on to Tinryland Park where there were large groups present including a representation from the Karate Club and other groups which greatly impressed the judges. They then continued back down the hill to stop at 1798 Commemorative Stone led by a piper and pipemen where local historian Jim Deane informed them of its historical significance in the area. The group then proceeded to Kane’s Cross where there was a fine display arranged by local landscaper Mick Byrne. The event concluded in Tinryland GFC where there was further exhibitions with large groups of youngsters playing organised football matches and traditional groups entertained the visiting party.

All credit is due to the organisers and committee and in particular locals in the village and surrounding area who made magnificent efforts to ensure Tinryland and their residences were in pristine condition on the day. Gift baskets of local produce were later presented to the judges while the results of the competition will be announced in November.

Community Games Success for Local Area

Bennekerry Tinryland Area 11 Hosey Cup and Parade Winners for 2015

Bennekerry/Tinryland Area 11 won the Hosey Cup and best Parade in Carlow Community Games in Ardattin last weekend. It was all down to the great dedication and determination of each competitor that took part from our area. The colourful turnout was co-ordinated by Mrs Marguerite Mullen. B/T retained the Hosey cup for the 13th time for athletics - winning a total of 10 Golds, 14 Silver and 8 Bronze medals in total.

The following won Gold:
Grace Guerin, David Farrell, Thomas Murphy, Maeve O’Neill, Aoife Ryan, Laura Ward, Chloe Nolan, David Ward and relay girls u12 and u.16.

Silver medal winners:

Matthew Farrell, Katie Curran, Caitlin O’Sullivan, Conall Doyle, John Hendricken, Sophie Walshe, Kayla Kelly, Aidan Ryan and relay boys u.6, u.8, u.10 and mixed u.10. Girls u.8, u.14,

Bronze medal winners:

Maire Cranny, Rhia Mullins, Jack Dunne, Tiernan O’Mahony, Katie Hickey, Caragh Geoghegan, Cormac O’Brien, Kevin Murphy

Well done to all our comepetitors, trainers, and patient parents for all their support throughout the year. The area will now prepare for Athlone in August for the National Finals.

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