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Weekly News Roundup - Friday 7 May 1999

Tinryland Tigh an Raoireann

Tinryland u-12 Footballers had a fine 1-12 to 2-5 win over Mount Leinster Rangers in the Coisde na nOg Competition on Monday last.

Tinryland were on top in the first half, aided by the wind and outstanding defensive work from TJ Dowling, who had an excellent game in the backs. MLR got into the game more in the second half and their pressure was rewarded with two fine goals. However Padraig Townsend’s personal tally of 0-6 was the difference in the end as Tinryland held out for a deserved victory. Scorers for Tinryland were Padraig Townsend (0-6), Jason Kelly (1-1), Ian Scully (0-2), Ciaran Farrell (0-2) and Tommy Murphy (0-1). Tinryland had fine players in T.J. Dowling, Sinead Lyons and Padraig Townsend.

The u-10 team will play Askea in the Maurice Nolan Tournament at 7 pm on Wednesday next in Rathcrogue.

Confirmation: 49 fifth and sixth class pupils of Tinryland NS will make their Confirmation in St.Joseph’s Church, Tinryland on Tuesday next, May 11 at 5 pm. Dr. Laurence Ryan, Bishop of Kildare and Leighlin will officiate at the ceremony and will be assisted by Fr. Peter Dunne PP and Fr. Patrick Daly, PP Bennekerry.

ATHLETIC Finals: The athletic finals for Area 11 Community Games will be held in Bennekerry on Friday, May 14 at 6.30 p.m. Training takes place in Tinryland and Bennekerry on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7 p.m.

Swimming Finals: The Area 11 Swimming Finals will be held in Graiguecullen Pool on Friday June 11th at 6 -7 pm. Anyone interested in taking part should contact Breda Doran at 43364, Rita Byrne at 46110 or Jacinta Doyle, Rutland.

Confirmation Pledge: All Tinryland NS students making their Confirmation who intend taking the pledge will attend a special penitential service in St.Joseph’s Church, Tinryland (tomorrow) Thursday at 7.30 pm. The purpose of this service is to encourage all pupils to affirm their pledges and to abstain from alcohol or harmful substances until a certain age. All pupils should return their forms in a sealed envelope to be placed in a box in the Sanctuary on the night.

Juvenile Success: A 20 strong juvenile team from Bennekerry-Tinryland had a very successful outing to the 1st Bagenalstown Outdoor Sports on Sunday, where 18 clubs from over 6 counties took part. The U-9 relay team of Joey Ryan, Christopher Costello, Darren Murphy and Conor Byrne had another good victory while Michael Mullen pipped Darren Murphy in the U-8 80m. Silver medals went to Sinead Lyons in the Girls u-10 100m and to Andrew Murphy who was pipped by local star Danny Darcy in the u-13 800m. Amanda Cassidy in the girls u-9 80m and Padraig Townsend in the u-11 100m won bronze medals. The girls u-11 relay team of Sinead Lyons, Christine Scully, Laura Murphy and Lisa McGuill were 2nd to a strong LOT team in their relay event.

The county championships will be held for juveniles on Sunday next at 1pm in the St. Laurence O’Tooles track in Askea.

Part 1 of the Senior Championships will be held on Wednesday, May 12 with the following leg on Thursday, May 20 at the same venue.

Leinster Marts Cup: Fenagh had a fine 0-15 to 1-4 victory over Clonmore in the Leinster Marts Cup in Rathcrogue on Sunday last. County Star Pat Nolan had a fine game for the winners. A notable concern was the length of time it took for an ambulance to come to the assistance of former County Player John McGrath of Clonmore when he sustained an ankle injury in the match.

Tinryland will play Askea in the second semi-final of the competition in Rathcrogue on Sunday next at 7 pm.

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