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Weekly News Roundup - Friday 2 Apr 1999

Tinryland Tigh an Raoireann

Tinryland Senior Footballers made a very tame exit from Senior Status when they went down without a whimper by 0-9 to 0-5 against Naomh Eoin in the SFC Relegation Playoff in Dr.Cullen Park on St.Patrick’s Day.

The halftime scoreline was 0-5 to 0-2. It must be said that Naomh Eoin squandered several good chances in this match. However, Tinryland had enough ball with which to survive (winning 37 out of 57 frees) but the forwards were simply not good enough to make the difference. Of a dispirited Tinryland squad, only goalie Keith Gaule, back John Murphy, midfielder Martin Doyle and promising forwards Willie Power and Gary Morrissey showed any form. Despite having a number of promising young players, Tinryland always lacked the physical strength and superior teamwork of the Myshall side. The team will now compete at Intermediate level next year but given the current state of the senior team, a number of years at that level will surely be beneficial if there is plans to build another strong team.

One wonders where the great Tinryland support of the early 80’s has gone to or is a case of “laugh and the world laughs with you” as the local contingent were outnumbered in support on the day.

There is a great need to build up a young team for the future with a far younger management than currently exists at the club.

The Tinryland team was Keith Gaule, Myles Dowling, Brendan Doyle, John Murphy, Noel Scully, Bernard Mullan, Edward Dowling, Martin Doyle, Damien Power, Willie Power, Paul Foley, Gary Morrissey, Connie Guidera, Michael Murphy, Niall Walsh and subs Brian Murphy, Edward Guidera and PJ Murphy.

School Concert: Pupils of Tinryland NS staged a very successful concert in the school auditorium on Friday March 12th and on Monday March 15th. The packed house enjoyed a drama presentation from the Juniors to 6th class. Mrs. Mary O’Neill’s musicians came up trumps as did members of the O’Donoghue School of Dancing. The show was greatly appreciated by the parents and extended family members.

Athletic Success: Tinryland Senior Men’s had their most successful outing for some years in Ferns on Sunday in the 4 County League. The team finished just 4 points behind leaders St.Senan’s, Kilmacow in the A Section. The scorers were Tommy Payne, 3rd, JJ Murphy with a great run in 11th, PJ Byrne 14th and Sean Doyle 21st. Other fine runs came from Conor Bolger, Jim Morgan, John Stephens, Kevin Cuddy and PJ Doyle.

Enid McCreanor ran a great race to finish 9th in the ladies race, being unfortunate to lose 3 positions in the final 100 yards. The Veterans Team of Payne, Murphy and Morgan are still in pole position.

New club member Pat Byrne, formerly of Gowran AC, had a fine race to finish 35th in the World Military Cross Country Championships which were held in the USA recently.

The club had a very enjoyable and successful trip to the World Cross Country Championships in Belfast last weekend.

Byrne Joins: Mr. Pat Byrne of Royal Oak and formerly of Gowran AC, has joined Tinryland AC. Army man Byrne has represented Ireland at International level on several occasions. He has won the Kilkenny Cross Country Championships on several occasions and is a noted steeplechaser. He will be a major addition to Tinryland and with some former stars back in training, hopes are high that the club will reach the helicon days of the late 80’s.

Easter Ceremonies: The timetable for the Easter Ceremonies in St.Joseph’s Church, Tinryland is as follows:

Holy Thursday- Mass of the Lord’s Supper- 8.00 pm.

Good Friday- Stations of the Cross- 3.00 pm. (weather permitting, this will be conducted along the Parochial House Avenue)

Good Friday- Celebration of the Passion- 8.00 pm. (with adoration of the cross).

Holy Saturday- Easter Mass- 9.00 pm.

Easter Sunday- Masses at 8.30 and 11 am.

First Confessions: The following 1st class pupils made their First Confessions in St.Joseph’s Church, Tinryland on Monday last: Eadaoin Carthy, Paul Costello, Amanda Curran, Zoe Curran, Adam Doyle, Maggie Doyle, Dean Farrell, Gary Finnerty, Ciara Fitzpatrick, Maria Lawler, Kate Morgan, David Nolan, Jacqueline Nolan, Declan Ryan, Ian Sibbald and Cillian Townsend.

The celebrant was Rev. Peter Dunne PP, the organist was Mary Hennessey O’Neill while the teacher was Ms. Miriam Bradley.

County Title: Neil Jordan of Palatine was Area 11’s only Gold Medal winner in the Carlow County Community Games Art Finals, which were held in the Presentation College on Saturday last. He now goes on to represent Carlow in the U10 event in the National Finals, which will be held in Mosney later this year.

The following were successful: Girls U10- Niamh Fennelly (Palatine)- Certificate. Girls U14- Doireann Burke (Brownshill)- Bronze. Laura Byrne (Friarstown), Certificate. Boys U10- Neil Jordan (Palatine)- Gold. Boys U12- John Lawlor (Lime Grove, Tinryland)- Certificate.

Area 11 Soccer: Area 11 Boys U13 Indoor Soccer team are through to the semi-finals of the Carlow Community Games thanks to a fine win over St.Mary’s in the semi-finals. St.Mary’s were the first to score and were 2-0 up early in the first half thanks to two penalties. However goals from Mark Cullen and Aidan Murphy levelled the scores and tied the contest at 2-2. Just before the interval, St.Mary’s went 3-2 ahead. Immediately after the resumption David Reid made the game 3-3 with a goal on the kick off. The game went to penalties when the score remained 3-3 at full time. After a very exciting shootout similar to Ireland versus Romania in the 1990 World Cup, Area 11 emerged victorious 5-4. They will now meet St.Lazerian’s after the Easter break. The other team members were Brian Byrne, John Murphy, Patrick Townsend and Shane Nolan.

Pilgrimage: The Divine Mercy Pilgrimage takes place in the Dominican Church, Dominic Street, Dublin on Sunday April 11th. More information next week. For further information contact Eithne Ryan 22004 or Edward Dawson 59109.

Quiz Winners: Tinryland U16 team were fine winners of the County PTAA Quiz held in Leighlinbridge on Friday night last. They will now represent Carlow in the Regional Finals on Sunday. The team was Clare and Aoife Murphy, Clonmelsh, Paul Kenny, Ballybar and John Kelly, Linkardstown. The U13 team were 4th of the 8 competing teams.

Against Bullying: Campaign Against Bullying (CAB) will open an Outreach Office in Carlow on Wednesday 31st of March. It will be open from 6pm to 7pm each Wednesday. CAB was founded by Viviette O’Donnell, who has written widely on the subject. Her book ‘Bullying- A Resource Guide’ will be available.

ICA Arts Day: Carlow Federation of ICA is holding an Arts Day on Saturday, April 10 in Bennekerry NS at 2 pm. Subjects on offer will be Flower Arranging, Drama Production, Local History (Carlow), Painting and Sketching and Literature. Cost will be £6, which includes tea. Everybody welcome. Further enquiries 0503-42462.

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