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Weekly News Roundup - Friday 16 Apr 1999

Missed record by 1 second

Pat Byrne of Tinryland had a fine win in the Four County League race held over the 4 mile course in Gowran on Sunday last.

Despite a tremendous bid to break Bill Lacey of Kilmacow’s 10 year old record of 18 mins, Pat failed by just one second, running the event in 18 mins 1 second. Pat’s performance lifted his team to win the “A” Section with 28 pts from St.Senan’s, Kilmacow who finished with 45 pts. Tinryland are just 4 pts behind in the overall standings with the final stage in Tolerton on Friday April 23rd.

Tommy Payne finished in 5th with PJ Byrne running a fine race in 6th position. Veteran athlete John Joe Murphy (2nd over 45) completed the scoring in 16th position. In all 12 senior athletes from the club competed. The ladies team were led by Audrey Cullen with fine runs as well by Nuala Quirke, Enid McCreanor and Carol Pender.

Darren Murphy, Linkards-town had a fine win in the Under 8 80m in the St. Laurence O’Tooles Sports on Sunday last. He also helped his U9 Relay team to bronze medals. Other fine performances came from returned emigrants Andrew Murphy 800m bronze under 13 and Laura Murphy bronze in the 100m and silver in the 300m under 12.

MR. M. BRENNAN: The death took place at St. Luke’s Hospital, Kilkenny on Friday, April 9 of Mr. Michael Brennan, Ballycarney. Michael, who was in his 77th year, retired from An Post in 1986. He spent 37 years working for An Post and for much of this time he cycled from his home to the depot in Nurney. From here he delivered to the Leighlinbridge and Fighting Cocks areas. In latter years he did relief work in the Bawnree and Castledermot areas. Mick was a member of the Slaney Anglers Association. He enjoyed all sports but was a big supporter of Gaelic football and soccer in particular.

He was predeceased by his wife Edith on July 2, 1991. He is survived by his sons Sean (Ballycarney) and Paddy (Seven Springs, Tullow Road), brother Paddy (Ballyhide) and sister Connie Woodgate (Circular Road, Kilkenny), daughter-in-law, sisters-in-law, brother-in-law, grandchildren, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends. Removal took place from R Healy and Sons Funeral Home, Pollerton Castle on Sunday at 7 o’c to St. Joseph’s Church, Tinryland. Burial took place in adjoining cemetery after Funeral Mass at 11 o’c on Monday.

U-14 Win: Tinryland U-14 Footballers got their season off to a positive start with a fine 4-9 to 2-3 win over Rathvilly in the 1st round of this year’s championship. The game was played in blustery conditions in Rathcrogue and like all weekend games, was a game of two halves. The locals assisted by the breeze led at half time by 4-6 to 0-0. Rathvilly rallied well in the 2nd half but failed to peg back the home side. Best for Tinryland were David O’Neill (goals), Eoin Townsend, David McDonagh and Alan Barrett. Their next game will be in Rathcrogue on Sunday April 25th against Ml.Davitt’s at 5.15 pm. This match will be the curtain raiser to the Kevin Jordan Senior Football Tournament involving Carlow and Wicklow.

Carlow Network Exhibition: Minister of State Noel Davern TD will open an exhibition of projects being carried out by Carlow Voluntary Groups in Myshall Community Centre on Sunday from 12 noon to 5 pm. The purpose of this day is to give communities throughout the county an opportunity to come together and learn from each other’s experience. Chairman of this new group is Michael Keyes, Staplestown. Tinryland Area Development Association (T.A.D.A) will be represented with an exhibition of their projects carried out to date.

Holy Angels: Holy Angels Day Care Centre are currently looking for ladies to run or walk in this year’s Ladies Mini Marathon which takes place in Dublin on Sunday 13th of June. Any local ladies interested can get further details by contacting Catherine McGuill at 0503-40881.

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