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Weekly News Roundup - Friday 30 Apr 1999

Tinryland Tigh an Raoireann

Wicklow were fine 2-11 to 1-10 winners over Carlow in the Kevin Jordan Senior Football Tournament held in atrocious overhead conditions in Rathcrogue on Sunday last.

Carlow, playing with the breeze, led by 1 pt at the interval, but were outfought by the visitors in the second half. Carlow had star players in Mark Dowling, Joe Murphy, Garvan Ware and goalie James Clarke. Great praise is due to Brendan Hayden and the groundstaff for the immaculate condition of the pitch on the night and to the ladies committee for preparing a buffet meal after the match for both teams. A new scoreboard sponsored by Reddy’s was in place for the first time. There was also a large media presence as both teams prepare for upcoming championship matches. The winners received the Kevin Jordan trophy from his nephew Jimmy and Tipperary Crystal clocks sponsored by Farrell Construction.

The Leinster Marts Competition resumes in Rathcrogue on Sunday next at 7 pm when Clonmore play Fenagh. John Conway of Arles will be the match referee.

WON LEAGUE: Tinryland AC overturned a 4 pt gap to defeat St.Senan’s of Kilmacow and thus regain their first overall “A” team title in the 4 County League since 1992 after the final stage held in Tolerton on Friday last. This win was testimony to the fine club turnout for all stages of this year’s league. Pat Byrne continued his fine start to his Tinryland career by winning his 2nd race in this year’s league, leading from start to finish and only 18 secs of the course record. Tommy Payne had a fine run to finish 3rd on the night to finish 2nd overall after the 4 stages. PJ Byrne had his best run of the year to date to finish 7th while JJ Murphy was 16th and 2nd over 45. Other local athletes to impress were Sean Doyle, Conor Bolger, Jim Morgan, John Stephens, Kevin Cuddy 3rd over 45, PJ Doyle and Tom White. Payne led his team of JJ Murphy and Jimmy Morgan to the Veteran’s team title. The ladies team competed with distinction, being led by Audrey Cullen with fine runs as well by Nuala Quirke, Enid McCreanor and Carol Pender.

Good luck is extended to PJ Doyle who will take part in the Belfast City Marathon on May 3rd.

Wedding: The wedding took place in St. Andrew’s Church, Bagenalstown on Friday April 23rd of Denise Coogan, daughter of Denis and Breda Coogan, Conway Park, Bagenalstown and Des Kehoe, Ballybar, son of Ann and the late Paddy Kehoe. The celebrant was Fr. Pierce Murphy PP Bagenalstown, assisted by Fr. Peter Dunne PP Tinryland. The best man was Vincent Kehoe and the groomsman was Michael Kehoe. The bridesmaids were Noreen and Fiona Coogan and Ann Marie Kehoe. The flowergirl was Laura Coogan, niece of the bride. The reception was held in the Dolmen Hotel. Des works as a contracts manager with Seamus Byrne Electrical while Denise is employed by Superquinn in Carlow.

Pilgrimage: The Padre Pio National Pilgrimage which coincides with the beatification of Padre Pio in Rome on the same day, takes place to Holycross Abbey on Sunday May 2nd. For further information please contact Eithne Ryan 22004 or Edward Dawson at 59109.

Enrolment for ’99: Parents wishing to enrol pupils in Tinryland NS for September 1999 should do so by Friday April 30th. You are invited to call with your child to Mrs. Foster between 2 and 3 pm from today (Wednesday) to Friday April 30th. For further information please ring Margaret at 32156.

Tennis Club: Over the last six months, considerable work was carried out to improve the condition of the local tennis courts and surrounds. To keep the courts and site in good condition, the committee hopes to employ a caretaker for the summer. The courts themselves are of a very high quality and as with every club, success depends on the people. Due to low funds and the high cost of maintenance, members are asked to support all the fundraising events in the near future. All intending members for this year are asked to return fees to any member of the committee: Bridget Doyle, Ann Redmond, Mary Whyte, Claire Kenny, Ita Finnerty, Ann O’Neill, Marian Byrne and Ann Kavanagh.

Make and Model: The following Area 11 competitors were medal winners in the Carlow Community Games Make and Model Competition: Boys U10- 3rd Philip Condron. Girls U10- 3rd RoisÌn Walsh. Girls U14- 3rd Doireann Burke. Certificate Aisling Jordan.

Juvenile Football: Tinryland U14 team had a fine 3-11 to 0-4 win over Michael Davitt’s in the Coisde na nOg Competition in Rathcrogue on Sunday last. This was Tinryland’s 2nd victory in the competition and they will now play Fenagh on May 8th. Star player for Tinryland was Mark Doran while others to impress were Eoin Townsend and Daniel O’Boyle. Scorers for Tinryland were Mark Dempsey (2-1), Shane O’Neill (0-5), Cian Moore (0-5) and Paul Broderick (1-0). The U16 game against Fenagh had to be postponed due to bad weather.

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